Volkswagen is a motor vehicle manufacturer with its headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany. Founded in 1937, the automotive manufacturer is known for the renowned Volkswagen Beetle, which serves as the flagship brand of the Volkswagen group. The company was named the largest automotive manufacturer by worldwide sales in 2016 and 2017, with its biggest market in China delivering 40 percent of its sales and profits.
In recent CCN reports, the German vehicle manufacturer is recalling 143,000 of its Atlas SUVs. This is due to a faulty sensor on the passenger side of the vehicle that can switch off the airbag system and leave the front seat passenger without any airbag protection in the event of a crash.
Volkswagen is advising owners to avoid letting people ride in the front passenger seat until the issue can be corrected, although the company has not yet determined how to repair the fault, once a fix has been figured out it will be done free of charge.
The vehicles being recalled are all 2018 – 2021 Atlas, and 2020 Atlas Cross Sport SUVs. The report further mentions a warning indicator that lights up inside the vehicle if the airbag system fails.