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Possible battery problem with 10,000 VW ID.3 and ID.4


VW is asking the owners of around 10,000 ID.3 and ID.4 electric cars worldwide to visit the workshops. Battery cells could show an increased self-discharge due to a manufacturing defect.

The problem was first reported by EV rental company Nextmove, citing a message from the manufacturer to its dealer network. In the meantime, VW has confirmed the “service measure” to us.

Specifically, it is about 10,130 VW ID.3 and ID.4 with high-voltage modules manufactured in 2020. The VW dealers will inform owners about the service measure and ask them to visit the workshop, where any defective battery modules will be replaced. These vehicles were identified based on diagnostic data generated during workshop visits.

Owners of the electric models can also ask their Volkswagen partner whether their vehicle is affected and, if necessary, make an appointment right away. The inspection and repair will take about one to two working days, as VW explains to Substitute mobility will be provided, alternatively a pick-up and delivery service will also be offered.

The measure has already started. (in German, the video can be played with English subtitles by activating the YouTube subtitle function), email from VW


about „Possible battery problem with 10,000 VW ID.3 and ID.4“
Andrew P.
28.09.2022 um 23:00
I am so glad I canceled my order (after waiting in vain for a year). I'll reconsider, once VW gets its act together -- and once the tax break applies again to VW. What a disappointment!
Jay Nuss
29.09.2022 um 16:38
Worth noting that the article states manufactured in 2020. NO ID.4s were built in the Chattanooga Tn. Plant yet as of the year 2020, thus this article has nothing to do with the American built ID. 4 Volkswagens in the United States.
06.10.2022 um 13:37
Problem is there are not volkswagen ev cars with 100k plus on their batteries yet. Time will tell how reliable the ev cars are. (Exclusing tesla)
08.10.2022 um 05:16
WhatsApp will you say wichtig this statement? My first generation Renalt Kangoo ZE have ging for 96000km and 124000km for now and will do so ein Moore. They travel 100km per loadcykle an ID3 will go three Times this was for 1000 Batterie cykleswhich shoud be the minimum Lifestyle Exploration.
Talkt Ivein
20.12.2022 um 08:28
I own VWID4 since may 2022, a full charge car can run only 80 miles whilst display unit shows may run approx 140 miles. Think before committing
Another Martin
19.09.2023 um 16:48
Achieving 80 miles fully charged, vs a display estimate of 140 miles? I call bull. My 2021 ID.4 displays a range of about 280 miles when fully charged. Actual achieved mileage depends on various factors (aircon is a big hitter), but under my personal "real world" conditions easily gets *well over* 200 miles

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