Volkswagen recalls nearly 21,000 ID.4 electric cars due to sudden stop problem

German auto giant Volkswagen released 20,904 ID.4 pure electric crossovers that actually affected 20,904 vehicles because of potential power loss and stalling problems in these cars. The automaker claims the problem is with the software that controls the high-voltage battery, which resets itself under certain conditions and disables the pulse inverter during the reset. This can cause the electric motor on the car to lose power, causing the vehicle to suddenly shut down while driving, which can be fatal on busy roads.

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February 9, 2023 at 07:23 am

Volkswagen has been betting big on the ID.4 SUV to pave the way into the world of electric vehicles.

The affected VW ID.4 models were produced between May 26, 2020 and January 20, 2022. The issue was first discovered in July 2021 and the investigation was closed in January 2022. A supplier to the automaker has come forward to say there is also a problem with the pulse inverter software that could cause the vehicle to stall.

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Affected vehicles will display an alert on the dashboard by the end of March, instructing owners to schedule a service appointment at a Volkswagen dealership to install software to repair the high-voltage battery management control unit and the pulse inverter control unit, the automaker said. .

This isn’t the first time the Volkswagen ID.4 electric crossover has been recalled. About 1,000 2022 and 2923 Volkswagen ID.4 electric SUVs are part of another recall in which a cable from the 12-volt battery could rub against the crossover’s steering column and fray, which could cause a short circuit and potentially catch fire.

The ID.4 is a key model in the automaker’s EV fleet. Global sales of the electric crossover will exceed 300,000 by 2022, down nearly 20% from 2021 levels.

First published date: Feb 9, 2023 at 07:23 AM CST

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