New content updates for ID.4, Not OTA
Update comes with new 12V battery for some cars
Volkswagen is rolling out some updates for the ID.4 EV. Model year 2021 and some 2022 Volkswagen ID.4s will get updates including improved infotainment system performance and charger routing for the navigation.
The company highlights the navigation system changes that make it easier to use the included three years of Electrify America fast charging. The ID.4’s new update will let drivers filter for certain levels of charge speed or filter specifically for EA stations, both of which can help find the fast charger that the driver is looking for more easily.
Volkswagen didn’t get into what exactly would be improved in the infotainment system’s operating speeds but did say that there will be bug fixes and security improvements made. While the system got performance updates in the 2022 model, that was accompanied by faster processors which won’t be added to these cars.
What will be added is more info in the ID.Cockpit digital dash display. Battery information adds charge percentage and range. The screen will also now show the drive mode and there will be a trip computer with driving data and ambient temperature.
Lastly, an Auto Hold function will be added. It will keep the ID.4 at a stop once the driver takes their foot off of the brake pedal. The feature will default to on but can be disabled through a shortcut menu.
2021 model-year owners will get a communication from VWoA requesting they book an appointment with their dealer to have the software update done. At the same time, the vehicle will need the replacement of the 12-volt battery. A new battery will be installed as the result of some reported premature 12V failures. Some ’22 cars are also part of the update, and owners will be notified soon of the next steps.