2011 Porsche Cayenne, part of latest Porsche recall

Porsche is recalling 99,665 cars and SUVs because the cable that links the gear selector to the transmission can fail, allowing the transmission to be in a different gear than what the shifter indicates, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The driver could move the shift lever to the Park position and remove the ignition key, even though the gear box may not be in Park, NHTSA says. That raises the chances the vehicle could roll away. Porsche urges owners to use their parking brake until the recall work is completed.

Porsche says it is not aware of any crashes or injuries related to this issue. 

The Details

Vehicles involved: Porsche is recalling 99,665 cars and SUVs, including:

  • 2010-2016 Panamera cars built from July 6, 2009 through Sept. 6, 2016
  • 2003-2010 Cayenne SUVs built from Nov. 15, 2002 through Feb. 2, 2010

The problem: A part that connects the gear selector to the transmission may fail. As a result, drivers may think they’ve put the vehicle in Park even though it’s still in Drive, Reverse, or Neutral. If this happens, the vehicle could be at risk of rolling away.

The fix: Dealers will replace the part at no charge to owners.

How to contact the manufacturer: Owners may contact customer service at 800-767-7243. The recall is expected to begin Aug. 11, 2019. Porsche's number for this recall is AKB1.

NHTSA campaign number: 19V446

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