124,000 electric and hybrid cars may be recalled by Volkswagen

 

Germany – Aug. 10, 2018 – More than 124,000 may be recalled from the Volkswagen, which also includes Audi and Porsche. The Volkswagen Group confirmed on Aug. 10, 2018, that they are working with the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) to rectify the situation and provide solutions for moving forward. The default is potentially found in electric and hybrid cars. There is an ongoing investigation that a charger component in these vehicles may have poisonous cadmium present.

The Defect
Battery chargers in electric and hybrid VW, Audi and Porsche vehicles may have carcinogenic components that can affect the health and safety of consumers. Each battery in the vehicles has 0.008 grams of the material in question.

According to OSHA, cadmium was first discovered in Germany in 1817 and is commonly used in lithium-ion batteries. If exposed to direct cadmium, the metal is known to increase the risk for cancer and do damage to various body systems.

The KBA states that exposure is unlikely, as the cadmium is housed inside protective metal, which is inside another layer of additional material.

Timeline of Events
Between 2013 and June 2018, an unidentified supplier delivered batteries that were potentially to be used by Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche in Germany. By July 20, the Wolfsberg Group, a non-governmental association of 13 global banks, flagged the issue and alerted authorities to the problem.

As of July 2018, production of future vehicles with the cadmium component was halted immediately until a resolution can be reached. The charger part has since been replaced with a cadmium-free component.

The Solution
Affected drivers and vehicle owners are said to not be directly in danger from this potential recall, according to the Wolfsberg Group.

Spokespeople from VW are working toward a final confirmation that these vehicles will be recalled from manufacturers and customers. Although the recall seems to be international and focused in Germany, U.S. owners can also reach out to the NHTSA directly using the agency’s toll-free Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236.

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Porsche recalls vehicles with defective suspension components

 

Atlanta – July 20, 2018 – Porsche Cars North America has recalled more than 700 vehicles potentially equipped with defective suspension components, according to documentation submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The campaign affects multiple Panamera sport utility and station wagon models across the Porsche brand, including:

  • 2017-2018 Porsche Panamera 4S SUVs produced between Dec. 2, 2016, and May 9, 2018.
  • 2018 Porsche Panamera 4S Executive SUVs produced between June 26, 2017, and May 4, 2018.
  • 2018 Porsche Panamera 4S Sport Turismo station wagons produced between Oct. 10, 2017, and May 28, 2018.
  • 2017-2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo SUVs produced between Nov. 22, 2016, and May 28, 2018.
  • 2017-2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo Executive SUVs produced between March 3, 2017, and April 9, 2018.
  • 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid SUVs produced between Oct. 11, 2017, and June 4, 2018.
  • 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Executive SUVs produced between Oct. 12, 2017, and May 3, 2018.
  • 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo station wagons produced between Nov. 21, 2017, and May 24, 2018.
  • 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo station wagons produced between Sept. 4, 2017, and May 22, 2018.

The German automaker suspects all of the vehicles referenced in this action contain the defective suspension parts.

The Defect

Affected models contain rear-axle anti-roll bars with connecting links that are prone to wear and detachment. In the event that these components fail, the anti-roll bar could come loose and make contact with other suspension parts, increasing the likelihood of an engine fire.

This defect therefore poses a serious hazard to occupants. However, Porsche has yet to receive reports connecting the defect to any accidents or injuries.

Timeline of Events

Porsche engineers identified a vehicle with defective rear-axle anti-roll bar connecting links during an internal stress test conducted in 2017. The vehicle in question had been subjected to considerable wear and tear, leading the links to detach. Despite this discovery, the automaker did not take action, believing the issue was an aberration. On top of this, the vehicle seemed to perform as expected.

In March 2018, Porsche conducted additional tests to better understand the impact of connecting link detachment. This inquiry revealed that this condition could damage nearby suspension components and cause an engine fire. Quality assurance teams initiated a production record review to determine whether other vehicles might be susceptible to connecting link detachment.

Members of the Porsche Product Safety Committee convened June 6, 2018, to review these findings, which indicated that the problem was widespread. The group launched a voluntary safety recall as a result.

The Solution

Porsche intends to direct dealers to replace the rear-axle anti-roll bar connecting links in affected vehicles free of charge, according to an NHTSA recall acknowledgment document. However, the car maker has not yet released a dealer or owner notification timetable.

Owners in need of immediate assistance can speak with Porsche customer service personnel by calling (800) 767-7243. Callers should use the internal recall identification code AJ06. Owners can also connect with the NHTSA directly using the agency’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236.

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Porsche Panamera Recalled, Stop Sale Issued

Porsche Panamera Recalled, Stop Sale Issued

Porsche USA has issued the recall of about 715 2017-2018 Panameras and ordered a stop sale on the luxury models.

The German automaker says the connecting links on the Panamera’s rear anti-roll bar may not be up to par. If not serviced, the roll bar poses a risk of becoming detached. If this were to happen, the loose roll bar could cause further damage to the surrounding suspension components and reduce the vehicle’s handling capability…Read more on AutoGuide.com

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Porsche 918 Spyder Recalled For Crash Risk

CarBuzz.com – May 7, 2018

Porsche 918 Spyder Recalled For Crash Risk

Porsche has just issued a recall for all 305 examples of the company’s legendary 918 hybrid supercar that reside in the United States due to a potential manufacturing defect with the connecting shafts, which could cause the suspension control arms to crack. The voluntary recall comes as a result of rear suspension components that could crack over time, which will adversely affect the car’s handling. The issue is believed to be one of longevity and the recall was born from precaution, not outright necessity…

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Porsche recalls vehicles with cracked fuel pumps

Atlanta – Oct. 6, 2017 – Porsche Cars North America has recalled more than 50,000 vehicles believed to be equipped with defective fuel pump filter flanges, according to documentation filed with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. The campaign affects 2003-2006 Porsche Cayenne, Cayenne S, Cayenne Titanium and Cayenne Turbo sport utility vehicles with production dates ranging from Nov. 20, 2002 to Dec. 2, 2006. The German automaker estimates 100 percent of the models referenced in the recall contain the defective features.

The Defect

Affected vehicles are likely to include fuel pump filter flanges prone to age- and oxidation-caused cracking. More specifically, the flange material used in the recalled vehicles has been shown to break down at an accelerated rate, creating tension within the fuel pump – and in some cases causing fuel seepage. This poses a serious safety hazard to operators, as escaped gasoline could come into contact with active engine components and combust. However, Porsche has not received field reports linking the defective features to any accidents or injuries.

Owners with vehicles experiencing filter flange-related fuel seepage have reported noticing the odor of gasoline.

Timeline of Events

In February 2017, the NHTSA sent to Porsche seven vehicle owner queries mentioning filter flange-related fuel leakage, which had been referenced in an earlier recall initiated in October 2016, involving the Volkswagen Group of America. Then, in June, Porsche launched a 90-day field trial at the behest of the NHTSA. The program aimed to determine if the four-bar fuel pumps used in several Porsche and Volkswagen models were the the issue’s root cause.

On Sept. 13, the Porsche Product Safety group reviewed the results of field trial and determined that four-bar fuel pumps and the filter flanges used in them were problematic. The committee called for an  immediate voluntary safety recall.

The Solution

Porsche plans to direct dealers to replace the fuel flange filters in the recalled vehicles free of charge. The replacement parts are said to come equipped with protective films to block out external forces that cause surface degradation, according to an NHTSA recall acknowledgment document. The car company has yet to release a notification schedule. That said, owners in need of immediate assistance can contact Porsche customer service at (800) 767-7243. Callers should use the internal recall identification code AH10. Owners can also connect with the NHTSA directly via its Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236.

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Hello, and welcome to another vehicle recall update.

Porsche Cars North America has recalled more than fifty thousand vehicles believed to be equipped with cracked fuel pump filter flanges. The campaign affects 2003 to 2006 Porsche Cayenne sport utility vehicles.

Affected vehicles are likely to contain flanges with hairline fractures that may release small amounts of fuel and therefore increase the risk of engine fires. This poses a serious risk to owners.

Porsche has directed dealers to replace the cracked flanges free of charge, a process that should take roughly one-and-a-half hours. The car company has not yet released a timetable for owner notification.

Stay tuned for more vehicle recall breaking news.

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Porsche Recalls Nearly All 2003-06 Cayennes In America Over Fuel Leak

Car Scoops – September 24, 2017

Porsche Recalls Nearly All 2003-06 Cayennes In America Over Fuel Leak

The recall, announced by the manufacturer, affects an estimated 50,145 vehicles in the United States from the 2003 to 2006 model years.
Given that Porsche sold a total of 55,210 examples of the Cayenne in the United States in those four years, the campaign would ostensibly affect nearly all the vehicles sold during that period.
The problem comes down to the fuel pump filter flange, which could develop hairline cracks “after extended usage and time.” As a result, “a very small quantity of fuel might seep out causing a fuel odor.” There’s no mention, however, of any risk of a fire igniting, as is typically the danger with fuel leaks…

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Stalling risks prompt Porsche recalls [Video]

Atlanta, Ga.—June 20, 2017—Seven models of Porsche vehicles are part of the manufacturer’s recent recalls. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that nearly 18,000 potentially affected units are part of this action.

The risk comes from loose camshaft controllers in these affected vehicles. According to the recall acknowledgment statement, a dislodged camshaft could cause one of the vehicles’ engines to stall, posing a possible safety hazard. Of the seven models, five are for the Panamera brand and two are for Cayenne. The combined model years stretch from 2010 to 2012.

As of June 13, there was no official notification schedule listed for this recall. However, the statement did say that dealers will address the problem by replacing the screws for the camshafts.

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