Volkswagen recalls SUVs over front passenger seat glitch

Photo by: Volkswagen
Photo by: Volkswagen

(Herndon, VA) -- Volkswagen is recalling more than 143-thousand Atlas SUVs over a airbag-related issue.

According to the automaker, the wiring in some of the vehicles' front passenger detection system could be faulty, causing in the airbag not deploying in a crash.

The recall affects the 2018 through 2021 Atlas and 2020 Atlas Cross Sport vehicles.

Volkswagen warned owners not to allow anyone in the front passenger seat until a free repair is done.