Thursday, September 29, 2022
News Major Software Issues for the Volkswagen ID.3

Major Software Issues for the Volkswagen ID.3

The Volkswagen ID.3 European launch is set for this summer, but now, with the all-electric hatch plagued with software issues, it might not happen.

  • The all-new Volkswagen ID.3 is having software troubles;
  • These major issues could threaten the launch of Volkswagen’s all-electric hatch;
  • 10,000 technicians are currently working on fixing the issues.

News from Wolfsburg are not good. Indeed, Volkswagen is struggling with several software issues regarding its electric vehicle, the ID.3. Even if the compact is not intended for the North American market, there is cause for concern for the rest of the story, since Volkswagen intends to soon unveil the ID.4 in North America.

Let’s remember that the ID.4 will rather take the form of a compact – and electric – crossover, like what the Tiguan currently offers. The software troubles would even force Volkswagen to delay the launch of the ID.3, a delay that could stretch for another year, according to an article in the German publication Manager Magazin.

Production of The Volkswagen ID.3 Starts Today

Also, according to the magazine, the problems encountered in the car software would be caused by hasty development, according to a source within Volkswagen. As of this writing, test drivers have recorded up to 300 errors per day. To settle this major problem just weeks before commercialization, the manufacturer relies on no less than 10,000 technicians.

For its part, Automotive News Europe said it had spoken with a spokesperson of the German brand who confirmed that the timetable had not changed with the car expected to arrive on European roads during the summer.

This will have to be monitored closely, as these delays could be transposed into the timetable planned for the ID.4 and the other planned electric models. The Volkswagen Group has already announced plans to bring 27 new electric vehicles to its many brands around the world. It remains to be seen whether the software in question will delay the whole process.

Start of the Volkswagen ID.3 production in Zwickau | Photo: Volkswagen

Start of the Volkswagen ID.3 production in Zwickau | Photo: Volkswagen

Start of the Volkswagen ID.3 production in Zwickau | Photo: Volkswagen

Start of the Volkswagen ID.3 production in Zwickau | Photo: Volkswagen

Trending Now

The New Lamborghini Urus S Gets 666hp

This Urus needs only 3.5 seconds to reach 100km/h from a standstill. The engine tune is borrowed from the Urus Performante. Ultimate super SUV...

A Slight Restyle for the 2023 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

Toyota has just made the first major changes to its Corolla Hatchback lineup for 2023. Recall that Toyota had already revealed its plans for...

Last Lamborghini Aventador Leaves Sant’Agata Factory

Lamborghini's best-selling V12 says farewell Last car is a 780-4 Ultimae Roadster in custom blue Is it a vent? Is it a door? All...

Lucid Might Introduce a Midsize Luxury Car in 2025

The Air, the brand’s flagship luxury sedan, is exceptional. Lucid is currently working on their first SUV, the Gravity. Lucid Motors is currently in...

Wards publishes its list of the 10 best powertrains for 2022

Earlier this week, Wards Auto released its list of the 10 Best Engines and Powertrain Systems of the past year. And as expected, electrification...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.