A new Porsche recall includes the Porsche Cayenne

Porsche has issued two separate recalls of about 28,500 sedans, sports cars, and SUVs because of 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 expected when the brake pads have worn out, putting them 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 Cayman sports 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.

The Details: Brake Recall

The vehicles: 14,110 cars and SUVs incuding:

  • 2017-2018 Panamera cars
  • 2019 Cayenne S and Cayenne SUVs.

The problem: The instrument cluster may not inform drivers as expected that the brake pads have worn out.

The fix: Dealers will update the instrument cluster software at no charge to owners. The recall work is expected to begin April 21, 2019.

How to contact the manufacturer: Owners may call Porsche customer service at 800-767-7243. Porsche's number for this recall is AKA1/AKA0.

NHTSA’s campaign number: 19V115


The Details: Fuel-Leak Recall

The vehicles: 14,388 sports cars, including:

  • 2017-2019 718 Boxster and 718 Boxster S
  • 2017-2019 718 Cayman and 718 Cayman S
  • 2018-2019 718 Boxster GTS
  • 2018-2019 718 Cayman GTS

The problem: A piece of the luggage compartment bracket could detach in a crash and possibly cause a fuel leak.

The fix: Dealers will secure the bracket piece with additional rivets at no cost to owners. The recall work is expected to begin April 21, 2019.

How to contact the manufacturer: Owners may call Porsche customer service at 800-767-7243. Porsche's number for this recall is AKA3.

NHTSA’s campaign number: 19V113

How to check to see whether your car has an open recall: If you plug your car’s 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) into NHTSA’s website and a recall doesn’t appear, it means your vehicle doesn’t currently have any open recalls. Because automakers issue recalls often, and for many older vehicles, we recommend checking back regularly.

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Porsche recall includes the Cayman