Volkswagen strips more features from the ID.4, offers customers $300 credit

2021 VW ID4
Credit: VW

The problems keep getting worse for Volkswagen and the ID.4, as more features are being stripped from the Pro S Plus variant.

According to an email sent to reservation holders on Friday, the Overhead View Camera, power-folding door mirrors with accent lights and memory position of the mirrors will no longer be included in the top-of-the-line trim package. The automaker doesn’t explain why these features will be missing, but explains that without them it will “create a slightly different parking experience in the ID.4 Pro S Plus, as the camera view will not display side views and front view, while parking.”

According to the letter, this means customers who were expecting a top-of-the-line experience will instead receive the same parking features as the rest of the ID.4 lineup, which are a rear-view camera and Park Assist Plus with Memory parking.

To compensate customers for the loss of features, VW is giving each reservation holder a $300 credit, an amount which seems quite low considering what is being removed, and that the Pro S Plus package was several thousands more expensive than the Pro S trim.

This is just the latest feature to be removed from the ID.4. Earlier this year we told you that the heat pump was also removed from the ID.4, with VW blaming that loss on a semiconductor shortage.

All of this is happening while a stop-sale order is in place, and a recall is underway due to a problem in which the doors could open while driving.

Are you an ID.4 Pro S Plus reservation holder? Are you going to follow through with your order? Let us know in the comments section below.

Here is a copy of the full email. (via Facebook)


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