Porsche recalls Panamera and Cayenne 2011-12 models over faulty turbochargers

Porsche recalls Panamera and Cayenne 2011-12 models over faulty turbochargers

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Porsche Panamera and Cayenne are expensive cars, but a high price still does not protect the owner from recalls or the car from certain manufacturing defects. German sports car manufacturer, Porsche are stated to be recalling over 270 models of the 2011-12 Model Year Panamera Turbo sedans, 2012 Model Year Panamera Turbo S and 2012 Model Year Cayenne Turbo SUVs sold across the US.

The company has filed their recall notice with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and recalls are expected to commence from the end of this month. These recalls are being effected due to certain discrepancies and defects noticed in the turbine wheel of the turbocharger which may lead to fracture.

Under these circumstances oil will be injected into the exhaust system which will lead to smoking and threat of fire. Though the company has not received any reports of accident or injury due to this situation, the company has taken a decision to recall a total of 270 such vehicles while dealers have been informed to ensure replacement of turbine wheels free of charge. Owners of such models are requested to contact Porsche at 800-767-7243.

Read the press release below for more information.

Auto News Release

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
PORSCHE / CAYENNE 2012
PORSCHE / PANAMERA 2011
PORSCHE / PANAMERA 2012

Manufacturer: PORSCHE CARS NORTH AMERICA, INC. Mfr’s Report Date: JUL 11, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V329000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:TURBO-CHARGER
Potential Number of Units Affected: 270

Summary:
PORSCHE IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011-2012 PANAMERA TURBO, 2012 PANAMERA TURBO S, AND 2012 CAYENNE TURBO VEHICLES. THE TURBINE WHEEL OF A TURBOCHARGER MAY FRACTURE DUE TO A CASTING DEFECT. IF A FRACTURE OCCURS, VEHICLE PERFORMANCE WILL BE DECREASED AND THE TURBINE SHAFT MAY FRACTURE.

Consequence:
IF THE SHAFT FRACTURES, OIL MAY BE DRAWN INTO THE EXHAUST SYSTEM, RESULTING IN SMOKE AND THE INCREASED RISK OF A FIRE.

Remedy:
PORSCHE WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE TURBINE WHEELS, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN JULY 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT PORSCHE AT 1-800-767-7243.

Notes:
PORSCHE’S SAFETY RECALL NUMBER IS AC04. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.