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In More Than 220,000 VW Atlas SUVs A Fault Could Cause Side Airbags To Deploy Later Than Designed

More than 220,000 Volkswagen Atlas models are being recalled by the German car manufacturer in the United States.

A recall notice issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reveals that micro-movements of the wiring harness on the A-pillar can result in damage to the wire terminal surface. Damage can cause fretting corrosion that could lead to a sporadic interruption in the electrical connection to the components of the front door.

If this is to happen and the car is involved in a side crash, the side airbag may deploy later than designed, which could lead to an increased risk of injury to vehicle occupants.

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