Porsche Recalls More Than 100 Vehicles for Brake Line Corrosion

Laguna Hills, CA – December 19, 2018 – Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (Porsche) is recalling certain 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S Hybrid Executive, Panamera 4 Hybrid, Panamera Turbo S Hybrid, Panamera 4 Hybrid Executive, Panamera 4 Hybrid Sport Turismo, and Panamera Turbo S Hybrid Sport Turismo vehicles due to potential corrosion in the brake lines. The potential number of units affected is 112.

The Defect

According to the NHTSA Recall Safety Report, the brake lines installed on the front axle may corrode over time. Due to the corrosion within the line, it is possible that the filter of the hydraulic unit may become clogged by corrosive particles, which may affect the front axle braking performance. Braking ability that is reduced due to a corroded brake line can increase the risk of a crash. Due to corrosive particles within the brake line and a potentially congested hydraulic unit, the braking performance of the front axle may be impaired.

Timeline of Events

On October 8, 2018, the vehicle production plant discovered brake lines with signs of corrosion. An analysis revealed a negative production influence which had been caused by the supplier. On November 12, 2018, this matter was presented to the Working Group of the Product Safety Committee at Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, and on November 21, 2018, the Product Safety Committee determined that this was a case of a safety defect and decided to implement a voluntary safety recall.

The Solution

Porsche will notify owners of the affected vehicles to be recalled to the workshop to have the brake line and other possibly damaged braking components (e.g. hydraulic unit) replaced by the dealer with parts manufactured according to specification, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 27, 2019. Owners may contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243. Porsche’s number for this recall is AJ11. Owners may also call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153). The NHTSA Campaign Number for this recall is 18V-841.

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Porsche Recalls 95 Vehicles for Unsecured Ski Bag Strap

Laguna Hills, CA – December 19, 2018 – Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (Porsche) is recalling certain 2017 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S, Cayenne Turbo, Cayenne Plug-in Hybrid, Cayenne GTS, Cayenne Plug-in Hybrid Platinum Edition, Macan Turbo and Macan GTS vehicles, 2017-2018 Cayenne S, Macan, Cayenne Platinum Edition and Macan S vehicles and 2018 Cayenne vehicles equipped with the optional ski bag, due to weakness of the strap securing the bag to the vehicle.The potential number of units affected is 95.

The Defect

According to the NHTSA Recall Safety Report, the ski bag fastening strap may have been sewn with incorrect thread, possibly resulting in the strap seams tearing and the ski bag being unsecured in the event of a crash. As a result, there is the possibility that the strap seams could tear under a high load and the ski bag may not be held in its position during a crash. If the ski bag detaches during a crash, it can increase the potential risk for the passengers when the ski bag is not held properly in position.

Timeline of Events

As a result of internal tests in June 2018, which showed that the affected parts presented an unintended behavior, on July 3, 2018, the matter was presented to the Working Group of the product safety committee at Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG. Further analysis identified the usage of an unapproved sewing thread. Due to a relocation of production, the supplier used a new sewing thread, which did not meet the required specification. On November 21, 2018, the product safety committee determined a safety defect and decided to implement a voluntary safety recall.

The Solution

Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ski bags, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 27, 2019. Owners may contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243. Porsche’s number for this recall is AJ12. Owners may also call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153). The NHTSA Campaign Number for this recall is 18V-844.

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Porsche Recalls More Than 400 Cayenne Vehicles for Seat Belt Buckle Fault

Laguna Hills, CA – November 1, 2018 – Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (Porsche) is recalling certain 2019 Porsche Cayenne vehicles for seat belt buckle weaknesses. The recall is expected to affect 415 units, which were determined based on information received from the supplier and Porsche AG’s related production records.

The Defect

According to the NHTSA Recall Safety Report, the rear right seat belt buckle in these vehicles was subject to a manufacturing error and a faulty material batch at the supplier. The buckle is weak and failed to withstand the required breaking load in the tensile test of the belt. The function of the rear right seat belt buckle might fail during a vehicle crash, leading to serious injury or death.

Timeline of Events

On September 28, 2018 Porsche was informed by the supplier about inadequate test results during the tensile belt test. Immediate analysis revealed a manufacturing error which, when combined with a change of the raw material used at the supplier, caused a significant weakness in the right rear seat belt buckles with the part number 9Y0.857.754. On October 17, 2018, the Porsche AG product safety committee determined that a safety defect existed, and the voluntary safety recall was issued. The original defect was corrected in the production line as of October 1, 2018.

The Solution

Porsche plans to begin notifying owners and dealers on December 23, 2018. The vehicles will be recalled to the workshop or dealership and an improved rear right seat belt buckle will be installed free of charge, with the component created from use of an optimized manufacturing process and the correct raw material. Owners may contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243. Porsche’s number for this recall is AJ09. Owners may also call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153). The NHTSA Campaign Number for this recall is 18V-751.

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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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