July 21, 2024
Electric & Hybrid Cars

Recall Issued for Every Porsche Taycan to Fix Brake Issue

During the past year, Porsche began receiving a small number of field reports regarding leaking front brake hoses on the Porsche Taycan. In documents submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the automaker disclosed seven such reports from the U.S., with no accidents or injuries reported. After conducting tests on the hoses, Porsche determined that the hoses may require a less severe bend on their path to the calipers in order to reduce strain on the lines. To address the issue proactively, Porsche is issuing a recall for every Taycan produced since its launch in 2020. In the United States, this amounts to 31,689 vehicles, with a total of over 150,000 Taycans affected worldwide.

Owners are advised that if a certain amount of brake fluid is lost, warning messages will appear for the driver. These messages may include ‘brake fluid low’ or ‘PSM failure’, depending on the severity of the leak and other factors. If a yellow warning light is displayed, owners can safely drive their Taycan to the nearest dealer to have the brake lines replaced. Porsche has confirmed that the rear brake system will continue to function as intended. However, if a red warning light appears, owners should refrain from driving the vehicle and contact Porsche immediately for assistance.

Authorized dealers will replace the front brake hoses with new lines that have a modified design for better routing and durability. This service is expected to take approximately two hours and will be provided free of charge. Letters notifying owners of the recall are scheduled to be sent out on July 3. In the meantime, Taycan owners in the U.S. can reach out to Porsche customer service at 800-767-7243, mentioning internal recall number ARB0. For additional information, owners can also contact the NHTSA’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 (TTY 800-424-9153) and reference campaign number 24V455000, or visit www.nhtsa.gov to search using their VIN.

FAQs

Q: What should I do if I see a warning light related to brake fluid on my Taycan?
A: If a yellow warning light appears, you can drive your Taycan to the dealer for the necessary repairs. However, if a red warning light is displayed, do not drive the vehicle and contact Porsche for assistance immediately.

Conclusion

Porsche’s proactive approach to addressing potential brake hose issues in the Taycan demonstrates their commitment to safety and customer satisfaction. By issuing a recall for all affected vehicles, Porsche ensures that owners can have peace of mind knowing that their vehicles are being properly maintained and serviced. Owners are encouraged to take action promptly by contacting Porsche or visiting the NHTSA website for more information.

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