Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 5,561 model year 2015-2016 e-Golf electric cars manufactured May 21, 2014, to March 1, 2016.
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.
Volkswagen has notified owners, and dealers will update the battery management software, free of charge.
The recall began March 15, 2016. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 93B4.
VW sold 4,232 e-Golf cars in the United States last year, up from 357 in 2014. VW has sold 526 in the first two months of the year. The recall also includes 157 unsold vehicles in dealer hands.