Volkswagen ID.4 Electric Vehicle Recall for Software Issue

 Volkswagen ID.4 Electric Vehicle Recall for Software IssueVolkswagen Group of America, Inc. will recall 79,953 electric SUV vehicles due to a potentially deadly crash hazard discovered in its 2021, 2022, and 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 models.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports there is a software glitch in these vehicles. The issue could prevent the vehicle from displaying the speedometer information and or the rearview camera images.

 “Vehicles may experience center displays and instrument panel displays that do not boot, or that sporadically reset,” according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “This can result in loss of speedometer information or loss of rearview camera image.”

 The federal agency initiated an investigation into the electric vehicle’s software issue back in April 2023. Volkswagen subsequently issued a voluntary recall in early May 2024.

Owners should expect to receive official notification by mail starting on July 12 and they may visit their dealership to get the software updated for free.

Volkswagen ID.4 Recalls

The Volkswagen ID.4 was marketed to consumers as “a car for ‘the millions, not the millionaires.’ While the 38,000 units the automaker sold in the United States in 2023 ranks low in comparison with other electric vehicle brands such as Tesla, it was up 84.2 percent from 2022 and accounts for 11.5 percent of the German automaker’s overall sales in the United States. Volkswagen also sold 30,000 ID.4s in Germany in 2023. So far this year, Volkswagen has sold 34,600 of its 2024 ID.4 and ID.5 models worldwide in its first quarter and U.S. sales were down 40 percent.

Furthermore, Volkswagen issued six recalls for its 2023 ID.4, it has one investigation, and 143 complaints on the NHTSA website.

Some of the previous owner complaints for the 2021 to 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 models included its doors suddenly opening while driving. Other issues were the 12-volt battery cable was a fire risk as it may short, headlights not working, the electric motor sealing ring was incorrectly assembled, incorrectly installed passenger airbags and seat belt assemblies, and there was an inoperative rearview camera display.

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Do not delay seeking help if you have safety concerns or repeated problems with your  Volkswagen ID.4 electric vehicle.

Never put yourself or others at risk if you are experiencing repeated problems or a dangerous safety issue. There is no reason to wait for a recall before you reach out to an experienced attorney and get help. California Lemon Law Attorney James Johnson will review your case and let you know if it qualifies as a lemon.

We highly recommend Volkswagen owners with engine, electrical, or other problems obtain invoices for all repairs and recall visits from the dealership. These documents will support your potential case. Should the vehicle experience repeated issues or become a safety risk, these documents support the Lemon Law Claim. Contact us for a free case review at 1-(800) 558-1087 or read on for answers to frequently asked questions

Published on May 28, 2024

Disclaimer: This article provides general information about vehicles that may be covered by the California lemon law. However, the lemon law has very specific requirements that must be met for your vehicle to be considered a lemon. Every case has a unique set of circumstances and there are specific criteria that must be met for the lemon law to apply. It is imperative that you take immediate action if you believe your vehicle may qualify.


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