Vehicles Affected: Approximately 190,000 ZF North America remote accelerometer sensors installed in model-year 2018 Volkswagen Atlas and model-year 2019 Jeep Cherokee SUVs
The Problem: 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 risk of a non-deployment in a low-speed crash, increasing the risk of injury.
The Fix: Both Volkswagen and Jeep parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles dealers will replace the airbag crash sensor for free.
What Owners Should Do: Neither VW nor FCA immediately announced an owner-notification schedule. Owners can call VW at 800-893-5298, FCA at 800-853-1403, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
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