Our auto lawyers are investigating allegations that Volkswagen’s automatic braking system for the VW Atlas engages the brakes even when there are no cars around. The problems with the automated braking may be part of “front assist,” which is designed to slow down the VW Atlas if there is a car or obstacle in front of it. Automatic braking problems may also arise as part of “lane assist,” designed to keep drivers in the correct lane. The sensors and detection system for VW Atlas may not be working properly.

2018 VW Atlas Driver Complaints about Automatic Braking System

Medium reports that “[t]he 2018 Volkswagen Atlas has over a dozen complaints tied to its AEB [automatic emergency braking] system.” The reporting says that VW Atlas drivers have submitted complaints about “sudden and unexpected braking,” particularly when the Atlas driver is crossing several lanes of traffic or is traveling down a decline that levels off.

As Medium reports:

None of the consumers who filed a complaint found a fix after visiting their dealers, but several note in their complaints that Volkswagen is aware of how the AEB system performs on the Atlas model and considers it to be operating normally. The NHTSA database provided no recall or manufacturer communications to date linked to this issue.

VW Atlas 2018 with automatic braking problems

Our Attorneys Investigating VW Atlas Automatic Braking Problems

Dylan Hughes

Dylan Hughes concentrates his practice on investigating and prosecuting fraud matters on behalf of whistleblowers, consumers and employees harmed by corporate misconduct.

Dave Stein

David Stein represents clients in federal and state cases nationwide, ranging from securities and financial fraud class actions, to product liability, privacy, and data breach suits.

Steve Lopez

Steve Lopez represents consumers, employees, and whistleblowers harmed by corporate misconduct. He has prosecuted a variety of consumer protection and complex employment cases.

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Aaron Blumenthal represents consumers, employees, and whistleblowers in class action and other complex litigation.

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