Volkswagen has recalled over 80,000 of its SUVs because some newer-model ID.4 vehicles have a potentially fatal accident hazard, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This Monday, federal safety authorities issued a recall notice, citing a software bug that would prevent the car from displaying its speed or the image from its rearview camera.

“Vehicles may experience center displays and instrument panel displays that do not boot, or that sporadically reset,” the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wrote in a Monday letter to Volkswagen. “This can result in loss of speedometer information or loss of rearview camera image.”

Crash risk is increased by displays that obscure important information, such as vehicle speed or rearview picture.

Which Volkswagen Models are Involved in the Recall?

The latest recall has an impact on the following models:

  • 2021, 2022, and 2023 VW ID.4

According to the federal office, it started looking into the software problem with the ID.4 in April 2023. After getting in touch with Volkswagen, the manufacturer announced a voluntary recall in the first part of May 2024.

If a Recall has been Issued for Your Volkswagen, What Should You do?

VW stated that starting on July 12, owners will get mail-based notifications.

After that, owners can visit dealerships to receive a free software upgrade.

The NHTSA had not received any reports of injuries related to the recall.

Where to Look to Find Out Whether there has been a Recall for Your Car to Find Out Whether Their Car is Included in the Recall

Drivers can visit the NHTSA website.

919A is the recall number for Volkswagen vehicles.

Owners can call Volkswagen customer support at 1-800-893-5298 for additional information.

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