ATLANTA – Porsche Cars North America has announced it is recalling a cross-section of its product offering because an instrument cluster visual warning about brake pad wear might not be working properly.
A non-working warning could mean the driver might not know the Porsche in question has warn out brake pads and might not respond as expected under braking, thus potentially increasing the risk of crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Potentially, the recall could affect 44,128 vehicles which include certain 2017 Panamera 4, Panamera Turbo, Panamera Turbo Executive, 2017-2018 Panamera, Panamera 4S Executive, Panamera 4S, 2018 Panamera Turbo S Hybrid, Panamera 4 Hybrid Sport Turismo, Panamera 4 Sport Turismo, Panamera Turbo S Hybrid Sport Turismo, Panamera 4 Hybrid, Panamera 4 Executive, 2019 Cayenne Hybrid, 2019-2020 Cayenne, Cayenne S, Cayenne Turbo, 2020 Cayenne Coupe, Cayenne Turbo Coupe, and Cayenne S Coupe vehicles.
Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the instrument cluster, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 15, 2019. Owners may contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243. Porsche’s number for this recall is AKB8.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) or go to www.safercar.gov.