NHTSA investigates VW ID4 door opening recall

(May 21, 2024) The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are investigating Volkswagen Group's handling of a 2023 recall after reports of doors opening while vehicles were in motion. NHTSA's Office of Defects Investigation said it received 12 reports for 2021-2023 model year ID4 vehicles alleging the "vehicle's door intermittently opens while driving with no reasonable detectability," according to Automotive News.

The agency also received reports that the door handles would prevent consumers from entering or exiting the vehicles, NHTSA said in its report filing. The original recall required technicians to analyze ID4 door handles and assess if a replacement was needed.

NHTSA opened the probe — known as a recall query — to assess the effectiveness of the recall and its original remedy. The vehicles alleging the complaints had all received the correction, NHTSA said.

Around 51,500 Volkswagen ID4s from 2021to 2023 could be affected. There have been no reports of injuries or deaths. A spokesperson for Volkswagen could not be immediately reached for comment in time for publication.

Source: Automotive News