Approximately 190,000 model-year 2018 Volkswagen Atlas and model-year 2019 Jeep Cherokee SUVs are being recalled due to airbag issues. The airbag crash sensors may have been exposed to excessively high temperatures during manufacturing, resulting in damaged soldering connections within the sensors that may cause a delayed airbag deployment in a frontal crash or a non-deployment in a low-speed crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Volkswagen and Jeep parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles did not immediately announce an owner notification schedule. Owners can call VW at 800-893-5298, FCA at 800-853-1403, or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will replace the airbag sensor.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.