Volkswagen Recalls 2021-2023 ID.4 Electric SUVs

Volkswagen Recalls Nearly 80,000 ID.4 Electric Vehicles Due to Potential Crash Hazard

Volkswagen has announced a recall for nearly 80,000 of its 2021-2023 ID.4 electric vehicles. The recall is being issued due to a software issue that may result in the loss of critical display information, significantly increasing the risk of a crash.

Detailed Description of the Issue

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that the affected Volkswagen ID.4 models might experience center displays and instrument panel displays that either do not boot up or sporadically reset.

This defect can lead to the loss of speedometer information and rearview camera images, both of which are essential for safe driving.

Potential Risks

Displays that fail to show vital information, such as the vehicle’s speed or rearview camera image, pose a severe risk to the driver and passengers.

Without accurate speedometer data, drivers may inadvertently exceed speed limits, and without the rearview camera, reversing the vehicle becomes hazardous. These issues significantly increase the likelihood of accidents, making it imperative for owners of affected vehicles to address this recall promptly.

Models Affected

The recall impacts the following Volkswagen ID.4 models:

  • 2021 Volkswagen ID.4
  • 2022 Volkswagen ID.4
  • 2023 Volkswagen ID.4

Investigation and Recall Initiation

The NHTSA began investigating the software issue in April 2023. Following this investigation and subsequent discussions with Volkswagen, the automaker voluntarily issued the recall in early May 2024.

Owner Notification and Next Steps

Volkswagen will begin notifying affected owners by mail on July 12, 2024. Owners will receive detailed instructions on how to proceed with the recall.

It is recommended that owners contact their local Volkswagen dealerships to schedule a software update, which will be provided free of charge.

Repair Process

To rectify the issue, Volkswagen dealers will update the vehicle’s software to ensure the displays function correctly.

This update should restore the proper operation of the speedometer and rearview camera, enhancing overall vehicle safety.

The update process is expected to be quick, but owners should contact their dealerships to arrange an appointment.

Legal Rights and Recourse

Under the Highway Safety Act of 1970, vehicle manufacturers are required to repair any recalled defects or replace defective parts free of charge. If a dealership refuses to perform the necessary repairs or attempts to charge for the service, vehicle owners should contact Volkswagen directly to resolve the matter.

Assistance from Lemon Law Group Partners

Lemon Law Group Partners can provide valuable assistance to car owners facing difficulties during the recall process. Our experienced attorneys work directly with the manufacturer on behalf of the client to ensure a swift and satisfactory resolution.

In many cases, the legal fees are covered by the manufacturer, allowing clients to receive experienced legal counsel at no additional cost. For more information and a free consultation, call (888) 415-0610.


Owners of the 2021-2023 Volkswagen ID.4 should take this recall seriously and have their vehicles inspected and repaired as soon as possible.

Ensuring the vehicle’s displays function correctly is crucial for safe driving. Volkswagen is committed to resolving this issue efficiently and urges all affected owners to take immediate action.

Additional Information

Drivers can also check the NHTSA website to see if their vehicle has been affected by the recall. The recall number for this Volkswagen recall is 919A.