Volkswagen Canada is recalling 51,987 Atlas crossovers and Passat sedans made at its Chattanooga plant to fix a headlight defect.
A horizontal adjuster screw cap may not have been installed on one or both headlights, affecting Volkswagen Atlases from the 2018-19 model years and Volkswagen Passats from 2012-18 model years, according to a recall notice on Transport Canada’s website.
Incorrectly adjusted headlights may result in reduced visibility for the driver and other motorists, which could increase the risk of a crash, he said. Consequently, federal regulations require the caps be present.
VW has had no reports of accidents or injuries related to the recall.
Volkswagen will inspect and, if necessary, install missing horizontal adjuster screw caps at no charge to customers. The recall and customer notification is expected to begin this month.
In a separate recall in Canada, the right-front daytime running light (DRL) on 5,316 Jettas from the 2019 model year may not work or may not be bright enough to meet Canadian regulations.
The company will notify owners by mail and instruct them to take their car to a dealer to replace the right headlight.
In the United States, Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 663,378 Atlas crossovers and Passat sedans for the same problem.
VW initially submitted a safety recall report to U.S. NHTSA on June 6, acknowledging that potentially 662,185 Passat and Atlas vehicles were affected by the defect.