In the pure German tradition surrounding the company, Porsche -built sports cars and SUVs are synonymous with perfection. Or at least they were until a few months ago, when some fire-related issues affecting the 911 GT3 began staining the company’s reputation.
As it turns out, the Stuttgart-based company has a new problem to cope with, this time in regard to the newly launched 2015 Macan crossover . According to statement released by the automaker, approximately 2,500 models delivered since the Macan went on sale need checked for potential brake booster problems.
The manufacturer didn’t share too many details, but it appears that an in-house quality test revealed some brake boosters fitted in the Macan might have been damaged during the assembly process. If you’re not familiar with the device, a brake booster is a mechanism than multiplies the energy applied by the driver to the brake pedal. Despite the possible issue, Porsche claims the crossover’s braking function still "complies with legal requirements."
Additionally, Porsche says the affected Macans were "predominantly" delivered to customers located in Europe, which means U.S. customers have no reason to be concerned until further notice. Nevertheless, Porsche will contact all owners to have their vehicles checked for free. Porsche will replace defective brake boosters at no charge to the customers.
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Why It Matters
Following the 911 GT3 fiasco , which has yet to be extinguished, any recall news is bad news for Porsche, no matter how insignificant the problem is. Although these things shouldn’t happen to a $50,000+ car, the current Macan issue is no real cause for concern.
Porsche is checking the brake booster units of approximately 2500 new vehicles from the Macan model series that were predominantly delivered to customers in Europe. In-house quality tests revealed that in the initial phase in very isolated cases brake booster units were damaged during an assembly process. The braking function nevertheless complies with legal requirements.
All owners of the Macan vehicles to be examined will be contacted directly by their responsible Porsche dealer. The inspection is free of charge to customers and only takes a few minutes. Other Porsche models are not affected by this measure.