Taycan Recalled for Faulty Brake-Warning Light

ATLANTA, Ga. – Porsche Cars North America, Inc. has agreed to recall certain model-year 2020-2022 Porsche Taycan four-door electric vehicles (EV) due to a potentially faulty brake-pad-wear warning light. These vehicles were produced specifically for the Puerto Rican market.

The 71 sedans included within the recall population might have an incorrect warning icon with an incorrect color display on the car’s instrument panel when the worn brake pads are detected

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Part 573 Safety Recall Report 23V-347, this condition would have no impact on the vehicles’ functionality, “the driving operation and the driver.”

The issue, according to the NHTSA report, is the potential for misinterpretation of the warning icon “brake wear” which “may lead to driving with worn brake pads. This may impair the brake performance of the vehicle, increasing the risk of injury in a crash or emergency brake scenario.”

There were no incidents due to this condition reported.

The remedy is a software update to the recalled vehicles.

Porsche-certified dealers are scheduled to be notified as to the Taycan recall by May 30th. Owners are scheduled to be notified by July 14th.

Mike Geylin
Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.