VW recalls 1,042 units of the rear-wheel drive ID.4 built at the Chattanooga plant in the US. In the affected vehicles, the charging cable of the 12-volt battery can touch the steering column shaft and could lead to a short circuit if the cable insulation is worn out.
The reason that the recall is limited is that not all vehicles produced at the Chattanooga plant were manufactured this way, according to VW. However, owners of rear-wheel drive models are told to look out for warning messages regarding the battery, which can indicate that the problem has already progressed to the point where the insulation is damaged and a short is occurring.
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