San Francisco. German automaker Volkswagen has recalled around 21,000 of its ‘id.4’ electric SUVs due to faulty battery software that can cause ‘loss of propulsion’ without warning.
A reset or deactivation may result in loss of drive power, increasing the risk of a crash in the recalled EVs.
The recall affects 2021 models manufactured between May 26, 2020, and January 20, 2022.
According to an advisory from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the US, Volkswagen is recalling some 2021 ID.4 vehicles because of ‘software programming problems with restarting the high voltage (HV) battery management control module or deactivating the pulse inverter’. Can cause.
Dealer will update HV Battery Management Control Unit and Pulse Inverter Control Unit software free of charge.
“Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on March 31, 2023,” NHTSA said.
The solution to the ID.4 EV problem is new software for the high-voltage battery management control unit and pulse inverter control unit.
The automaker swung into action after receiving reports from Europe of a possible ‘software problem’ and some owners in the US alleged that the battery software issue could cause the vehicle to stall.
Ford last year recalled 49,000 Mustang Mach-E SUVs over concerns that a safety flaw could render the vehicle immobile.(IANS)
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