VW Recalls 2021 ID.4 Over Faulty Battery Software

volkswagen-id4-awd-pro-s-2021-01-dynamic-exterior-front-angle-red-suv 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 | photo by Christian Lantry

On the heels of a recent recall related to the 12-volt battery, Volkswagen has issued another safety missive for its all-electric ID.4 SUV, this time related to the larger 400-volt battery’s control module.

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Nearly 21,000 model-year 2021 ID.4s are affected. Faulty software programming may cause the high-voltage battery management control module to reset or the pulse inverter to deactivate. Either of which could cause a loss of drive power, increasing the risk of a crash.

To resolve the issue, dealers will update the module and pulse inverter control unit software for free. VW will begin notifying owners March 31, but those with further questions can call the automaker at 800-893-5298 (VW’s number for this recall is 97ZZ) or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236, or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

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