Auburn Hills, MI – February 26, 2023 – Volkswagen (OTCMKTS:VWAGY) is recalling 20,904 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 electric cars whose motors may lose power while driving. This ups the risk of a crash and injury.
The ID.4 is driven by an electric motor, which gets its power from a battery pack. The power delivery between the two is controlled by a computer called high voltage (HV) battery management control module, which ensures this is done optimally.
In the affected vehicles, the control module that operates the battery and corresponding components may reset because of a software error. If that happens while driving, the vehicle may stall.
Stalling increases the risk of a crash and injury, especially if it happens on a highway.
Other Volkswagen recalls
Earlier this month, Volkswagen recalled a batch of Bettles that might be affected by an ongoing Takata airbag issue.
To prevent the vehicles from shutting down, dealers will install updated software versions for the battery management and pulse inverter control units. The repair is free of charge.
Vehicle owners will be notified on March 31, 2023.
Is your vehicle part of this recall?
This Volkswagen high voltage battery recall is affecting more than 20,000 electric cars. To do a Volkswagen recall check or a Volkswagen ID.4 recall check, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.