Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport crossover is being recalled in the United States by Volkswagen and NHTSA.
In the course of production, loose screws, particularly hitch bolts, were not properly tightened.
A 90-degree extra tightening will be performed by the company's authorized technicians.
VW will not refund owners who fixed the problem themselves or replace parts that they’ve already replaced.
It is estimated that 3008 Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport units are affected, with a defect rate of 100%.
From April 19 to June 6, the Atlas crossovers were built, and the Atlas Cross Sport was built from April 20 to June 1.
Owners with questions can contact Volkswagen at 1-800-893-5298, citing recall number 66N8.
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