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VW ID.4 recall: 20K EVs may experience loss of power

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Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2021 ID.4 vehicles. In this VW ID.4 recall, software programing may cause the high voltage (HV) battery management control module to restart or the pulse inverter to deactivate.

A reset or deactivation may cause a loss of drive power, increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will update the HV battery management control unit and the pulse inverter control unit software, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed March 31, 2023. Owners may contact Volkswagen’s customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 97ZZ.

the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 currently has seven recalls. If you own an ID.4 be sure to consult the NHTSA recalls portion of the website and type in the specific VIN of your truck to see if this current recall applies to your vehicle.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 23V040000
Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Potential Number of Units Affected 20,904

Editor’s note: This information was copied directly from the NHTSA website. If you have questions or concerns about this VW ID.4 recall, please contact Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. directly.

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Jill Ciminillo

Jill Ciminillo is the Managing Editor for Pickup Truck + SUV Talk as well as a Chicago-based automotive writer, YouTube personality and podcast host, with her articles and videos appearing in outlets throughout the U.S. Additionally, she co-hosts a weekly radio show on car stuff for a local Chicago station. Previously, Jill has been the automotive editor for both newspaper and broadcast media conglomerates. She is also a past president for the Midwest Automotive Media Association and has the distinction of being the first female president for that organization. Jill is also currently a juror for the North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year (NACTOY).

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