2015-'16 Volkswagen e-Golf Recalled for Stalling Risk | Edmunds

2015-'16 Volkswagen e-Golf Recalled for Stalling Risk

WASHINGTON Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 5,561 2015-'16 Volkswagen e-Golf electric hatchbacks because of a stalling risk, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"Oversensitive diagnostics for the high-voltage battery-management system may falsely detect an electrical surge, resulting in the vehicle's electric-drive motor shutting down unexpectedly," NHTSA said in its recall summary. "An unexpected vehicle shutdown can increase the risk of a crash."

The automaker has received complaints about stalling events in the cars from the U.S. market, according to a document Volkswagen filed with federal safety regulators.

"There have been isolated incidents, but no injuries," wrote Volkswagen spokesman Mark Gillies in response to a query from Edmunds.

The affected e-Golf electric cars were built from May 21, 2014 to March 1, 2016.

Volkswagen dealers will update the battery-management software. The recall began on March 15. Owners can contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298.

Edmunds says: This repair is available now. The action is a software update only and no parts are required. Owners should schedule a service appointment with their dealer.

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