Porsche Recalls Taycans Over Brake Hose Issue

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Porsche Cars North America, Inc. is recalling 31,689 Taycan vehicles from 2020 to 2025 due to potential brake fluid leaks from cracked front brake hoses, which could reduce braking performance and increase crash risks. The recall campaign, identified by NHTSA as 24V455000, involves a free replacement of the affected hoses, with owner notifications beginning on July 3, 2024.

Key Highlights:

  • Affected Vehicles: 2020-2025 Porsche Taycan models.
  • Issue: Front brake hoses may develop cracks, causing brake fluid leakage.
  • Safety Risk: Reduced braking capability might extend stopping distances, elevating the likelihood of accidents.
  • Remedy: Dealers will replace the front brake hoses at no cost.
  • Owner Notification: Scheduled to start on July 3, 2024. Owners can contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243.
  • Manufacturer’s Recall Number: ARB0.

Detailed Recall Information: The defective front brake hoses could crack under certain steering and driving conditions due to stress at the minimum bending radius, impacting the inner fabric layer. While rear brakes remain fully functional, the loss of brake fluid in the front could diminish braking effectiveness. Porsche has received seven reports of such incidents in the U.S., prompting the recall. There have been no reported accidents in the U.S., but one incident overseas did not result in injuries.

Customer and Dealer Communication: Owners are advised to look out for warning messages related to brake fluid levels or potential system failures. The redesigned brake hoses feature an increased bending radius to mitigate stress and prevent future leaks. Dealers are already informed, with customer letters to follow.

For further information or to report concerns, owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or visit www.nhtsa.gov. This proactive recall underscores Porsche’s commitment to safety and customer satisfaction.

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