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2021 Volkswagen Atlas Reliability


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2021 Volkswagen Atlas Reliability Ratings

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2021 Volkswagen Atlas Recalls

There have been 6 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

STEERING Recall Date: 01/26/2021
  • Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2021 Atlas and 2020-2021 Atlas Cross Sport vehicles. The front steering knuckle may fracture in the area of the strut mounting.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 10303
  • Consequence: A fractured steering knuckle can cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, as necessary, replace one or both steering knuckles, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 26, 2021. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 40Q7.
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 40Q7
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 21V026000
BACK OVER PREVENTION: SENSING SYSTEM: CAMERA Recall Date: 11/17/2020
  • Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2021 Atlas Cross Sport, Tiguan LWB, Jetta NF, Jetta GLI, Golf GTI, Atlas FL and Arteon vehicles. The rear view camera could malfunction during an ignition cycle, leading to a black screen or infotainment system freeze. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 111, "Rear Visibility."
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 32048
  • Consequence: A black or frozen rear view image reduces the driver's visibility when reversing, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will update the infotainment system software, free of charge. The recall began December 11, 2020. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 91BB/91BC.
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 91BB / 91BC
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 20V716000
STEERING Recall Date: 11/16/2020
  • Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2021 Atlas and 2020-2021 Atlas Cross Sport vehicles. One or both steering knuckles may have been damaged during production.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 776
  • Consequence: A damaged steering knuckle can fail, causing a loss of steering, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Volkswagen has notified owners, and dealers will inspect and, as necessary, replace the steering knuckle, free of charge. The recall began November 19, 2020. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 40Q6. Note: Owners are advised to DO NOT DRIVE the vehicle until the vehicle has been inspected and repaired if necessary.
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 40Q6
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 20V712000
TIRES:SIDEWALL Recall Date: 11/12/2020
  • Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2020-2021 Atlas Cross Sport and 2021 Atlas vehicles equipped with Continental Cross Contact LX Sport tires, size 255/50 R 20 105 T. The tires may have been over cured.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 760
  • Consequence: Over cured tires can result in a sidewall break causing a sudden loss of air pressure or the tread separating from the tire. Both conditions increase the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect DOT date code and mold number on the vehicle's tires to see if they are affected, replacing them as necessary, free of charge. The recall began November 30, 2020. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 44Q5.
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 44Q5
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 20V702000
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS Recall Date: 08/25/2020
  • Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2020 Atlas Cross Sports and 2021 Atlas vehicles. The driver's side headlight may have been aimed too low during production. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 11
  • Consequence: A headlight aimed incorrectly aimed reduces the driver's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will adjust the driver's side headlight, free of charge. The recall began September 9, 2020. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 94N7.
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 94N7
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 20V504000
SEATS Recall Date: 08/25/2020
  • Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen ) is recalling certain 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, Jetta, Jetta GLI and Tiguan and Audi Q5 and SQ5 and 2021 Volkswagen Atlas vehicles. Parts of the front seat frame and backrest adjuster may not have been welded properly.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 5376
  • Consequence: In the event of a rear-end crash, the backrest adjustment could break, possibly reducing the amount of occupant restraint, thus increasing risk of injury.
  • Remedy: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the front seats, and, as necessary, replace the seatback frames, free of charge. The recall began September 11, 2020. Volkswagen owners may contact their customer service at 1-888-241-2289. Audi owners may contact their customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's numbers for this recall are 72L1, 72K8, and 72K9.
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 72L1, 72K8, 72K9
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 20V505000

2021 Volkswagen Atlas Warranty

The 2021 Volkswagen Atlas is covered by a four-year/50,000-mile limited warranty.

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