Recall Alert: 2015-2016 Volkswagen e-Golf

16_Volkswagen_e-Golf_Recall.jpg 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf | Manufacturer image


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 for more info.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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