Volkswagen recalls ID.4 cars with flammable sunshades

Auburn Hills, MI  – December 18, 2023 – Volkswagen (OTCMKTS:VWAGY) is recalling 23,883 2023 – 2024 Volkswagen ID.4 electric cars because their sunshades are not sufficiently fire-retardant. This augments the risk of bodily injury and property damage.

Recall summary  

Listed vehicles have a panoramic roof and a retractable sunshade on the inside. The material from which the latter is made is not sufficiently fire-retardant. This means if the car catches on fire, they will not reduce the intensity or help stop the spread of the flames.

This goes against U.S. auto safety standards.

Recall risks

Materials that are not fire-retardant shorten the time for occupants to exit the vehicle and up the risk of injury for everyone involved.  

Other Volkswagen recalls

The all-electric ID.4 SUVs were recalled in May 2023 because their doors could open while driving

In September, mismatched brake fluid reservoir caps were the cause of a recall affecting Audi’s sedans

The repair

Dealers will fix the issue by spraying flame retardant on the sunshade free of charge.

Owners should receive  letters with more information on or before January 5, 2024. 

Is your vehicle a part of this recall?

More than 20,000 electric vehicles are affected by this fiery sunshade Volkswagen recall. To do a VW recall check and see if yours is one of them, please use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool

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