Vehicles Affected: Approximately 6,000 model-year 2015-16 Volkswagen e-Golf plug-in electric vehicles manufactured between May 21, 2014, and March 1, 2016
The Problem: Oversensitive diagnostics for the high-voltage battery management system may falsely detect an electrical surge resulting in the vehicle’s electric drive motor shutting down unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash.
The Fix: Dealers will update the battery management software for free.
What Owners Should Do: Volkswagen began notifying owners on March 15. Owners can call the automaker at 800-893-5298, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov for more info.
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