Volkswagen has launched a recall recently that impacts thousands of newer cars across the United States.
According to automaker, 73,000 of the 2018 and 2019 Atlas and Tiguan SUVs as well as 2019 Jetta sedans are being recalled. The vehicles come with instrument clusters that may fail to provide audible warnings when the key is still in the ignition. If this happens while the door is open, the risks of theft or crashes will increase.
The company reported that that dealers will have all instrument clusters in the impacted vehicles fixed for free.
If you own one of the recalled vehicles, the company should be contacting you directly on or after January 18. After then, owners should schedule a visit to a dealer to have the issue fixed. However, if you’re worried about your safety and you would like to know what to do to avoid accidents, you may reach out to Volkswagen directly for further details.
It’s important that drivers whose vehicles are recalled are fixed as soon as possible. Especially if the issue is tied to a safety risk.
If you’re involved in an accident or another issue arises that is linked to the recall in question, report it to the manufacturer and the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
You may read more about this recall and how to contact Volkswagen by clicking here.