Tuesday, November 24

Porsche Recalls Vehicles For Brake Warning Lights

ATLANTA, Ga.–Porsche NA issued has two recalls affecting some 28,500 sedans, sports cars, and SUVs over concerns about brake warning lights and possible fuel leaks.

One recall affects 2017-2019 Cayenne SUVs and Panamera sedans. Drivers may not be warned as the system is designed to do when the brake pads wear out, putting driver and occupants at risk of a crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Dealers will correct the problem by updating the instrument cluster software.

Separately, Porsche is recalling 14,388 of its 718 Boxster and 718 Caymansports cars because a piece of the luggage compartment bracket can detach in a crash and lead to a fuel leak. NHTSA says a leak was discovered during a frontal crash test conducted in February. Fuel leaks raise the risk of a fire, NHTSA says.

Both recalls are expected to begin April 21, 2019. Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will perform the work free of charge.

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David Kiley is Chief of Content for The BRAKE Report. Kiley is an award-winning business journalist and author, having covered the auto industry for USA Today, Businessweek, AOL/Huffington Post, as well as written articles for Automobile and Popular Mechanics.