VW Recalls 20,904 ID.4 EVs

Feb. 9, 2023

Faulty drive-system control software is to blame for this recall.

Feb. 9, 2023—Volkswagen has issued a recall of 20,904 ID.4 EVs—all from the 2021 model year—due to faulty drive-system control software. 

According to Green Car Reports, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated that in the affected vehicles, the installed software “may cause the battery management control module to reset or the pulse inverter to deactivate,” which could lead to power loss while driving. 

Vehicles built between May 26, 2020, and Jan 20, 2022, are under recall. VW stated it hasn't heard of any issue-related crashes or injuries. 

Notification letters will be mailed beginning March 31 with repair instructions for vehicle owners. 

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