Saturday, February 4, 2023
News Volkswagen Experiencing Big Software Issues With The new ID.3

Volkswagen Experiencing Big Software Issues With The new ID.3

Volkswagen ID.3 suffering production woes with serious software issues.

  • Production of the Volkswagen ID.3 began in November.
  • More than 20,000 units will need manual upgrades.
  • Once these cars are “fixed”, OTA updates will be possible.
  • Also, trim and power outputs shared with pre-orderers via email.

This issue sounds very familiar – if you recall, the all-new MK8 Volkswagen Golf suffered similar bugs earlier this year, delaying its launch for several months. This time around, the issue is apparently so massive that ID.3 production will continue with the software problems only to see the cars be parked and “fixed” next spring.

The first 10,000 will be parked on a rented lot and be addressed in the spring. The other 10,000 will be updated sometime starting in mid-May. Initially, deliveries of the hotly anticipated Volkswagen ID.3 were planned for next summer in many European market however this issue seems like quite the obstacle to meeting this goal.

Meanwhile, in an email to Scandinavian pre-orderers, Volkswagen has indicated that there will be up to four drive options for the new ID.3 instead of the original three. The best way to identify them is through the trims.

The ID.3 Pure will feature a 110 kW motor, a 48 kWh battery, and up to 330 km of WLTP range. The mid-range ID.3 Pro will start with a 62 kWh battery, a 420 km range and a 110 kW motor with an optional Pro Power iteration with the 150 kWh electric motor. Finally, the ID.3 Pro S will include the 150 kW motor, a 82 kWh battery, and up to 5500 km of WLTP range.

This part of the news story also reveals that indicated pricing for the various ID.3 trims is far greater than initially announced. It is difficult to know if this is a regional snafu or if this is a sign of things to come for all markets earmarked for the Volkswagen ID.3.

Sources: electrive / manager-magazin

Trending Now

AJAC Announces Finalists for the 2023 Canadian Car and Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year Award

From last month’s category winners, we now have six finalists. The finalists are a mix of EVs and ICEs. Over the course of the...

Nissan Shows Off Pole-to-Pole Adventure Ariya EV

Team driving Ariya EV from pole to pole Journey will take 27,000 km, but plenty of coffee Nissan has just revealed the vehicle that...

A Canadian Made a 15,700-kilometer Road Trip in a Hyundai IONIQ 5

Patrick Nadeau, From Disraeli (QC), drove from his home to Mexico and back. His car is a Hyundai IONIQ 5 Long Range RWD. ...

The Suzuki Jimny is going electric, but don’t expect it in North America

The Suzuki Jimny EV won't come to North America. The little SUV is still part of the kei car category in Japan. The...

The 2023 Targa Newfoundland “Race the Rock” Event Will Pit EVs Against ICEs

The legendary endurance race takes place in Newfoundland, Canada. It happens between September 14th and 21st. This year's Targa Newfoundland will host a competition...
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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.