Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 662,185 Chattanooga-made Atlas SUV and Passat sedans because a part disabling the adjustment to the exterior headlights' horizontal aim may not have been installed.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the recall involves certain 2012-2020 Volkswagen Passat and 2018-2019 Atlas vehicles.
Because the blocking cap disabling adjustment of the headlight's horizontal aim may not have been installed, the vehicles fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard, the recall said.
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, as necessary, block the headlight horizontal adjustment free of charge, according to the recall.
The recall is expected to begin on July 10. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 94L9.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
Volkswagen began production of the Passat sedan at its Enterprise South industrial park plant in 2011 with the 2012 version. Atlas production began in 2017 with the 2018 model.