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Volkswagen ID.3 facing software problems?

Post by Rob » Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:01 pm

Volkswagen's ID.3 electric hatchback is reportedly facing significant issues as cars roll off the assembly line without complete software necessary for delivery.

Germany's Manager Magazine bluntly claims the company is "struggling with massive software problems" that may require the first 20,000 units to be parked until the electronic systems are manually programmed in the coming months, at which point the company can roll out additional over-the-air updates as needed.

Hopefully this isn’t accurate or they can sort the issue quickly.

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Re: Volkswagen ID.3 facing software problems?

Post by framed » Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:47 am

It seemed odd that Volkswagen started production in November, but said that they wouldn't start making deliveries until the summer - I guess now we know why.

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Re: Volkswagen ID.3 facing software problems?

Post by Rob » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:17 am

Seems that the report was true, however VW are saying it wont affect the launch:

Volkswagen said software problems that affected the launch of its new Golf are now also a "challenge" with the ID3 battery-powered hatchback, which is due to go on sale in Europe in the summer

German business monthly Manager Magazin reported last month that setbacks meant over 20,000 ID3 cars would be built without a full software suite, requiring teams of engineers to manually fix the problem post-production at additional cost.

"Establishing a powerful new electronics and software architecture is a challenge that can lead to difficulties or delays, which we are currently addressing," a VW spokesman said. "The time plan remains in place: market launch is scheduled for summer 2020."

VW started series production of the ID3 in November. It is using the subsequent months until delivery of the first cars to continue fixing any issues that may come up during further field testing.

ID3 cars coming off the production line are being stored in hired parking lots until the software is installed, Manager Magazin said.

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