Volkswagen is recalling 1,042 model-year 2023 ID.4 rear-wheel drive vehicles. The 12-Volt battery cable may contact the steering column shaft and cause the cable insulation to wear through, possibly resulting in a short circuit. A short circuit can lead to a loss of motive power while driving, increasing the risk of a crash. Additionally, a short circuit increases the risk of a vehicle fire.

Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on February 27, 2023. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 800-893-5298 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.

To fix the problem, dealers will inspect the 12-Volt battery charging cable and repair or replace it, as necessary. Owners are advised to park outside and away from structures until the recall repair has been completed.

Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.

Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.