Volkswagen ID Forum banner
241 - 260 of 348 Posts

· Super Moderator
Joined
·
6,131 Posts
I have none of these issues with my MY21 under v2.1 s/w. I would therefore think you should pursue "buy back", "lemon law", or similar as a software update is unlikely to rectify. It appears you have more serious computer/gateway/sensor/wiring issues.

Caveat: I can't help but add that my patient startup procedure (allowing all to fully boot, etc.) has I believe helped me avoid "gremlins." But again yours seem much more serious.
Hopefully the patience I put in waiting for this update will fix this issue that I randomly saw today with MY21 tonight…along with other random electrical fault, that comes and goes.

-limited travel assist
-front assist is not available
-travel assist is currently not available
-electrical fault. Visit dealer (this one does not allow me to put car into drive until I lock car and reopen again which has happened several times)
-Malfunction in dynamic cornering lighting
-and many others…

If this update doesn’t addressed this issue, will definitely think about bringing up the lemon law to VW Corporate. If my car is not even super old yet and is having all these random sporadic errors, think about what happens once the warranty expires. Anyone else facing these issues or know if this update will fix these issues?

View attachment 18288
 

· Registered User
Joined
·
2,464 Posts
I have none of these issues with my MY21 under v2.1 s/w. I would therefore think you should pursue "buy back", "lemon law", or similar as a software update is unlikely to rectify. It appears you have more serious computer/gateway/sensor/wiring issues.

Caveat: I can't help but add that my patient startup procedure (allowing all to fully boot, etc.) has I believe helped me avoid "gremlins." But again yours seem much more serious.
And I have never subscribed to Huey’s “patient startup” theory and never had those issues either! I once had errrors due to low 12v battery but they went away as it recharged and never returned, in over a year of ownership. Only other glitches I’ve had have been a few times (3 total) where Apple CarPlay couldn’t find my iPhone - and always resolved on next use. I would take it to the dealer and have them diagnose and replace whatever is bad!
 
  • Like
Reactions: Huey52

· Super Moderator
Joined
·
6,131 Posts
It's only a free subscription and possibly just a placebo. Although I do equate my rolling-computer ID.4 to a PC in this regard. ;)

Back on topic - "all I want for Christmas ..." but I didn't get my adult two front teeth for same either. :ROFLMAO:
And I have never subscribed to Huey’s “patient startup” theory and never had those issues either! I once had errrors due to low 12v battery but they went away as it recharged and never returned, in over a year of ownership. Only other glitches I’ve had have been a few times (3 total) where Apple CarPlay couldn’t find my iPhone - and always resolved on next use. I would take it to the dealer and have them diagnose and replace whatever is bad!
 

· Registered User
2023 ID 4 Pro S AWD Pearl Black/Galaxy
Joined
·
394 Posts
Hopefully the patience I put in waiting for this update will fix this issue that I randomly saw today with MY21 tonight…along with other random electrical fault, that comes and goes.

-limited travel assist
-front assist is not available
-travel assist is currently not available
-electrical fault. Visit dealer (this one does not allow me to put car into drive until I lock car and reopen again which has happened several times)
-Malfunction in dynamic cornering lighting
-and many others…

If this update doesn’t addressed this issue, will definitely think about bringing up the lemon law to VW Corporate. If my car is not even super old yet and is having all these random sporadic errors, think about what happens once the warranty expires. Anyone else facing these issues or know if this update will fix these issues?

View attachment 18288
Those are not software glitches, something is wrong with your car.
Get to the dealer and get it fixed while still under warranty.
 

· Registered User
2021 Mythos Black Pro S RWD
Joined
·
73 Posts
Thanks everyone, well that’s not great news for me. Really thought other MY21 owners were having these same issues. Will perhaps start a new tread on this to get more data from other MY21 owners.

Have started a new tread and planning to bring my car into the dealership soon. MY21 Sporadic Warnings and Electrical Faults (Additional photos updated there)
 

· Registered User
Joined
·
278 Posts
I have had most of these warnings on my two '21 models. I just ignore them after freaking the first time. The dealer confirmed it the first time, but just blamed it on software. Hopefully, the new software fixes the issues.
 

· Registered User
Joined
·
2,464 Posts
I believe that the vast majority of these errors may be due to low 12v battery voltage... especially if they occur intermittently. I would have your dealer perform a 12v battery test (they have a test they don't like to do because it takes a long time so you may have to cajole them a little)... good luck!
 

· Super Moderator
Joined
·
6,131 Posts
Not for USA MY2021. The latest rumor was end of November but of course that too came and went. 🤷‍♂️

At least we received the subject email from VW a couple months ago for what that's worth.

The update is supposed to include a new/better 12V battery which should help, as yes modern electronics really need a smooth power source.
Getting awfully close to the end of the year and still nothing. Has anyone in the states had this update done yet?
I believe that the vast majority of these errors may be due to low 12v battery voltage... especially if they occur intermittently. I would have your dealer perform a 12v battery test (they have a test they don't like to do because it takes a long time so you may have to cajole them a little)... good luck!
 

· Premium Member
Joined
·
315 Posts
Had the ID into the dealer Friday morning to replace a piece of loose trim. While there I asked the service writer, who then asked the ID dedicated tech, about the update. Neither knew or have heard anything. With only 27 days remaining "by the end of the year" I am thinking it should have said "bye to the end of the year".
 

· Registered User
Joined
·
217 Posts
Had the ID into the dealer Friday morning to replace a piece of loose trim. While there I asked the service writer, who then asked the ID dedicated tech, about the update. Neither knew or have heard anything. With only 27 days remaining "by the end of the year" I am thinking it should have said "bye to the end of the year".
Yep, and both VWoA and AG shut down on the the 24th - 1st. All VW was doing with that letter was blowing smoke up our @$$ to quiet down the uproar they were hearing after several sources became vocal to their upper management...just more kicking the can down the road.
 

· Super Moderator
Joined
·
6,131 Posts
"I cannot have any more as I have not yet had any." -Alice in Wonderland

But I too will keep peering through the looking glass. :ROFLMAO:

Actually they only "plan to invite" ..... by year's end. And as we well know plans can change. 🤷‍♂️

"Before the end of this year, we plan to begin inviting owners of MY ’21 ID.4 vehicles to visit a Volkswagen dealership and receive their first software update. With this dealership visit will come the installation of a new 12-volt battery and some improvements to performance."
IIRC, what the email you all got actually said they would begin to perform the updates before the end of the year. So even one would count. 😉
 

· Registered User
2021 VW ID.4, 2013 Fiat 500E.
Joined
·
259 Posts
"Before the end of this year, we plan to begin inviting owners of MY ’21 ID.4 vehicles to visit a Volkswagen dealership and receive their first software update."
I'll be very surprised if they actually send the invite. It seems a bad time for the dealerships to get inundated with calls and requests.

Though, strictly speaking, they only said "we plan to" ... they never said they will actually start do it.
 

· Super Moderator
Joined
·
6,131 Posts
Exactly my point!! Anyone can plan to do something, but to actually commence and well execute is what really matters.

It does indeed seem like the worst possible time. But all they need to do is postmark one letter by 31 December .... 🤪
I'll be very surprised if they actually send the invite. It seems a bad time for the dealerships to get inundated with calls and requests.

Though, strictly speaking, they only said "we plan to" ... they never said they will actually start do it.
 
241 - 260 of 348 Posts
Top