Safety Alert: Volkswagen ID.4 EV Recall for Potential Door Opening While Driving!
Volkswagen has issued a recall for 35,325 Volkswagen ID.4 electric vehicles due to a potential issue with their doors. While driving at low speeds, there is a possibility that the doors may unexpectedly open. Volkswagen is taking this precautionary measure to ensure the safety of its customers.
The NHTSA has issued a report announcing a recall of certain vehicles made in Zwickau, Germany between December 2020 to December 2022 for the US market. The recall is due to issues with the door handles of the affected VW ID.4s, which do not meet the required factory standards to prevent water damage. The door lock malfunctions caused by water entering the printed circuit board could lead to accidental opening. Important fact: The recall is for specific vehicles manufactured in Zwickau, Germany between December 2020 to December 2022 for the US market.
The door handles made by WITTE Automotive, a Czech supplier, can cause accidents if the sideways forces are less than 9 miles per hour. This can put passengers and people outside the car in danger of getting hurt. The NHTSA report emphasized that the recalled products have non-affected supplier parts. Volkswagen invested $800 million in July 2022 to electrify its Chattanooga factory, which now produces US-bound ID.4s and ICE Atlas models.
The 2023 VW ID.4 is an electric car available in the US with two different trim levels. The base model is called Standard and costs $38,995. It comes with a 201 hp rear electric motor, a 62-kWh battery, 19-inch alloy wheels, and heated front seats. The car has an EPA estimated range of 209 miles. The most expensive model is the AWD Pro S Plus, which starts at $55,245. It has all-wheel drive, 295 horsepower, an 82-kWh battery, and a 255-mile range.
2023 Volkswagen ID.4: What You Need to Know
|2023||SUV||AWD Pro S||255||$52,795|
|2023||SUV||Pro S Plus||275||$51,445|
|2023||SUV||AWD Pro S Plus||255||$55,245|