Volkswagen halts sales of the ID.4 in America due to malfunctioning door

Ben Chia

Volkswagen is halting sale of its ID.4 electric crossover in America due to malfunctioning door handles


Volkswagen is halting sales of of its ID.4 electric crossover in the USA and Canada due to malfunctioning door handles caused by water seeping in. The fault may “cause a situation where a vehicle door could open unexpectedly” at low speed, according to Volkswagen.

The recall affects nearly 18,000 vehicles built at Volkswagen’s American factory at Chattanooga, Tennessee, and was first reported in January. Volkswagen notified its supplier, U-Shin Ltd., to analyse the failed parts, and informed the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in February to initiate the stop-sale exercise.

Volkswagen said that it has identified 10 incidences of ID.4s whose doors have unexpectedly opened due to the fault, and has issued a recall to owners of affected vehicles. However, the company said that it has not yet identified a fix for the problem.


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CarBuyer's print editor went out to explore the Great Big World, including a stint working in China (despite his limited Mandarin). Now he's back, ready to foist upon you his takes on everything good and wonderful about the automotive world. Follow Ben on Instagram @carbuyer.ben

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