Recall roundup: Porsche Cayenne Turbo and Panamera Turbo image

The German based automaker Porsche has recently announced a recall for the 2012 Cayenne crossovers and for the 2011-2012 Panamera, because of a problem with the turbocharger.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, only 270 units of thee 2011-2012 Porsche Panamera Turbo and 2012 Porsche Cayenne Turbo have been affected by this recall and their owners will have to take them back to the dealers because of a problem with the turbocharger. The NHTSA is saying that the turbocharger may fracture because of a metal casting defect and if it will fracture, pieces of the metal could render the snail useless and oil might leak into the exhaust, which will increase the risk of a fire.

“Porsche is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Panamera Turbo, 2012 Panamera Turbo S and 2012 Cayenne Turbo vehicles. The turbine wheel of a turbocharger may fracture due to a casting defect. If a fracture occurs, vehicle performance will be decreased and the turbine shaft may fracture”, as the NHTSA is saying in its recalls summary of the problem.

Porsche owners of the specific models will be notified soon and the recall is expected to begin this month (July). The turbine wheels in the affected vehicles will be replaced free of charge. Owners of the models mentioned above can contact Porsche at 1-800-767-7243 or the NHTSA hotline at 1-888-327-4236.