Volkswagen Door Flaw Leads to Mass Recall; US NHTSA Says Over 50,000 EVs Affected

By Giuliano De Leon

May 20, 2024 03:06 PM EDT

The latest Volkswagen door flaw concerns the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Because of this, the NHTSA has opened a recall query, estimated to affect over 50,000 Volkswagen EVs in the United States.

Volkswagen Door Flaw Leads To Mass Recall; US NHTSA Says Over 50,000 EVs Affected
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Volkswagen Door Flaw Leads To Mass Recall

According to Reuters' latest report, the NHTSA received dozens of complaints regarding the latest issue, specifically the door opening. Officials are concerned that the issue could lead to the door opening while driving.

The complaints came from the owner of the Volkswagen electric ID.4 SUVs manufactured between 2021 and 2023. In the reports, some drivers said their vehicles' doors intermittently open.

What's alarming about their experiences is that the doors open while driving with no reasonable detectability. Luckily, the complaints didn't confirm any injury or fatality caused by the Volkswagen EV door flaw.

NHTSA officials said the affected Volkswagen EV models were also the ones in the previous recall, which was conducted due to water seepage from the door.

Read Also: Ford Issues Urgent Recall of 43,000 SUVs Over Gas Leak Fire Hazard

Previous Volkswagen Recall

Volkswagen also had another mass recall recently. USA Today reported that over 260,000 vehicles were recollected because of issues with fuel tank suction pumps.

The giant automaker confirmed that the dealers replaced the suction pumps free of charge. Affected owners received a notification regarding this confirmation on April 12.

Among the affected Volkswagen vehicles were the following:

  • 2018 Golf Sportwagen GP
  • 2018-2019 Golf Sportwagen A7
  • 2015-2020 Audi A3 Sedan
  • 2015-2019 Audi A3 Cabriolet
  • 2015-2017 Golf Sportwagen
  • 2015-2020 Golf GTI
  • 2015-2020 Golf A7
  • 2019-2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

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