Nearly 10,000 Volkswagen SUVs made in Chattanooga are being recalled for an air conditioning drain tube that could have become twisted during assembly.

This recall affects about 9,700 of the 7-seat 2018 model year Volkswagen Atlas SUVs.

The blocked drain tube poses a potential problem because water could back up into the airbag control module, which could unintentionally deploy the vehicle's airbag, and cause injury or a crash.

Dealers will inspect the drain tube, and if it is twisted, replace the tube and the airbag control module; all for free.

Some vehicles may have had the drain tube repaired or replaced in a previous service, but the airbag module will be replaced free in these cases as well.

Owners will begin notified by Volkswagen October 14 or can call the VW at 800-893-5298, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website check their vehicle identification number and learn more

Earlier in August VW had another recall for loose brake caliper bolts that affected both Atlas and Passat models.