VW recalls ID.4 vehicles over seatbelt retractors issue

Volkswagen (VW) has initiated a recall campaign for a specific batch of its electric SUV, the VW ID.4, due to a potential safety concern. The manufacturer has identified an issue with the seat belts in a limited number of vehicles, which could lead to restricted functionality.

Recall Details

Manufacturer Code: 69EK
Manufacturer Brand: VW
Sales Designation: ID.4
Year of Production: 2022
Number of Affected Vehicles (Worldwide): 6
Number of Presumably Affected Vehicles (Germany): 1
Recall Supervision: The recall campaign is monitored by the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA).

Description of the Issue

The recall has been issued due to an incorrect screw connection of the seat belt retractors in the front of the vehicle, affecting both the driver’s and passenger’s side. This flaw may result in restricted functionality of the seat belts, potentially compromising occupant safety in the event of an accident.

Potential Impact

The specific vehicle versions that may be affected by the issue are not known at this time. VW has not reported any incidents of property damage or personal injuries related to this problem.

Corrective Action

Volkswagen has taken immediate action to address the seat belt issue. The manufacturer will replace the screw connection of the front seat belt retractors on both the driver’s and passenger’s side of the affected vehicles. By replacing the faulty parts, VW aims to ensure that the seat belts function properly and provide the necessary safety for occupants.

Release Date and Helpline

The recall campaign was officially announced on January 12, 2023. Customers who own an affected VW ID.4 can contact the helpline at 08008655792436 for further information and assistance regarding the recall. The helpline will provide guidance on the next steps to be taken, including scheduling an appointment with an authorized VW service center.


Volkswagen has taken proactive measures to address the seat belt issue in a limited number of VW ID.4 vehicles. By replacing the faulty screw connections of the front seat belt retractors, the manufacturer aims to rectify the problem and ensure the safety of its customers. If you own a VW ID.4 and suspect that your vehicle may be affected by this recall, it is highly recommended to contact the provided helpline for guidance and to arrange a service appointment at an authorized VW service center.

Author: Nabeel K
Email: nabeel@wheelsjoint.com

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