I bought my 2018 Atlas in July 2017 and has had the airbag error all the time during the past three years, had to take it to the dealership well over 10 times, each time it has to be grounded for several weeks and in less than a month it keeps coming back... Apparently this is a widespread problem and one that can not be fixed, there needs to be a class action law suit for this in Canada as well, I know there is one in the US. I contacted VW corporate several times, neither VW not Regency dealership in Coquitlam BC where I purchased the vehicle honored taking the vehicle back or replacing it with a non defective one.
Worst car ownership experience ever, I do not recommend VW for their awful customer service ever, I will never purchase another VW again either, also stay away from Atlas this vehicle is plagued with problems, I've had several other issues as well that had grounded it for several weeks as well, had tank, water leakage, adaptive cruise control error, etc you name it!!!!