Atlanta, GA – February 12, 2023 – Porsche (OTCMKTS:POAHY) is recalling 24,467 sports cars because their coolant pumps may short-circuit and even catch fire. Besides potential property damage, this also increases the risk of a crash and injury.
The lengthy list of affected models includes the following:
- 2017 – 2021 Porsche Panamera
- 2017 – 2021 Porsche Panamera 4
- 2017 – 2021 Porsche Panamera 4 Executive
- 2018 – 2020 Porsche Panamera 4 Sport Turismo
- 2017 – 2021 Porsche Panamera 4S
- 2017 – 2021 Porsche Panamera 4S Executive
- 2018 – 2020 Porsche Panamera 4S Sport Turismo
- 2019 – 2021 Porsche Panamera GTS
- 2019 – 2021 Porsche Panamera GTS Sport Turismo
- 2017 – 2020 Porsche Panamera Turbo
- 2017 – 2020 Porsche Panamera Turbo Executive
- 2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S
- 2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S Executive
- 2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo
All vehicles utilize coolant liquid –also known as antifreeze – whose role is to help regulate the temperature of the engine. The coolant circulates through a radiator, which is a “heat exchanger” located inside the dashboard.
The flow within this system is achieved with an electric coolant pump.
In the affected vehicles, moisture may get into the pumps, causing them to short-circuit and potentially catch fire. The issue seems to be caused by a supplier error.
The car’s climate control will stop working if the external coolant pump fails.
Other Porsche recalls
Just a few months ago, in September 2022, Porsche recalled almost 200,000 cars over misaligned headlights.
In July 2022, over 12,000 Porsche Taycan sedans were recalled over malfunctioning rearview cameras, as reported.
Dealers will replace the pumps in question with upgraded ones, which are sealed correctly. They will also check the wiring and connector and repair it if needed. This repair is free of charge.
Vehicle owners will be notified on March 27, 2023.
Is your vehicle part of this recall?
This Porsche coolant pump recall is affecting almost 25,000 cars. To do a Porsche recall check or a Porsche Panamera recall check, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.