Volkswagen is recalling 23,883 examples of the ID.4 to cease into VW sellers to repair a possible situation with the sunshade. Manufacturing of the electrical crossover from the 2023 and 2024 mannequin years put in a material curler sunshade for the panoramic roof that may not be fire-retardant sufficient to fulfill specs outlined within the Federal Motor Automobile Security Normal ebook that cope with the “Flammability of Inside Supplies.” VW found the difficulty throughout inside assessments, the carmaker says it hasn’t obtained any complaints or notifications of damage. The assessments revealed an unacceptable variability within the cloth burn price, typically burning faster than allowed by the laws. The hazard is that if a fireplace breaks out contained in the car, damage may end result from having the material burn too rapidly.
The material provider’s in-house assessments had at all times resulted in passing grades for authorized compliance. After a lot dialogue, VW determined that “on account of inconsistent check outcomes, a noncompliance recall was determined.” The repair is a cease on the seller to have flame retardant utilized to the sunshade.
In paperwork filed with the Nationwide Freeway Site visitors Security Administration, VW says it is undecided about the reason for fireplace variation in its personal assessments. To resolve the difficulty in ID.4s constructed after August 1, 2023, the curler sunshade was flipped, oriented in order that its exterior floor now faces contained in the car. For some cause, this resulted in “persistently higher efficiency” throughout assessments.
Sellers have been notified, the automaker mentioned it plans to ship letters to homeowners beginning January 5, 2024. House owners with questions within the meantime are suggested to get in contact with Volkswagen customer support at 800-893-5298 and point out inside recall quantity 60G3. They’re additionally welcome to contact the NHTSA Automobile Security Hotline at 888-327-4236 (TTY 800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov, and search for marketing campaign 23V750000.