Porsche recalls 2011-2012 Panamera and Cayenne Turbos over turbocharger defect

Porsche and the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration issued a new recall, where several model year 2011-2012 Porsche Panamera Turbos and Cayenne Turbos may suffer from a fractured turbocharger.

The report says that the turbocharger may fracture due to a metal casting defect, and should the turbocharger fracture, bits and pieces of the metal could render the snail useless. Additionally, oil could leak into the exhaust system, which may increase the risk of fire.

Porsche said that they’ll begin notifying owners and will replace the turbocharger free of charge. Only 270 units were reported to be affected.

Check out the full press release after the jump.

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.

– By: Chris Chin


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