So the Porsche Panamera isn’t invincible after all. Less than a year after becoming one of the most eagerly-anticipated Porsche models in recent time, the Panamera has been hit with the "recall bug".

Porsche announced the recall of their newest production model after learning of a problem with the operation of both front seats of the car. While there hasn’t been any reported injuries stemming from this defect, Porsche is looking to clean up its kitchen before the anything unforeseen happens. All in all, 3,176 models of the Panamera have been identified as having the problem and thus, will need to be recalled as soon as possible. According to Porsche, the problem is serious enough to warrant a recall, citing that the potential for injuries sustained in the event of an accident could turn on the serious and worse, fatal side.

"The company has discovered that in extreme forward front seat positions the front safety belts do not meet our strict safety standards," a Porsche spokesman told Autoblog. "To assure the front belts works properly in all possible positions, Porsche will add an additional element to the anchoring system. The repair takes about 15 minutes and will be done free of charge. No injuries or fatalities have been associated with this recall.”


Source: Autoblog

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  (504) posted on 02.23.2011

it’s believed they will release the Panamera GTS soon , a lighter , more focused 2WD version.

  (579) posted on 02.23.2011

If Porsche can develop a sporty hybrid/electric that still has all the Porsche fun and feel as their gasoline brothers, I’m not against it.

  (858) posted on 02.22.2011

This is a no-brainer move. The people this car is marketed to will eat this thing up. So they’re making profit, while simultaneously raising their fleet average MPGs for CAFE. Great move. Allows them to keep doing what they do best- make uncompromising sportscars for enthusiasts.

  (434) posted on 02.22.2011

I can’t decide who to choose sides with; My cynical side says "Oh great, a luxury Porsche that sounds like a Corvette...", but my petrol head side says "Big. LOUD.

  (447) posted on 02.22.2011

so what’s with this recuperation?, is this an enhanced version of EBD and ABS?.

  (1211) posted on 02.22.2011

It’ll make loads of money for the company, that’s to be sure. Still it would hurt to pay damn near 80K for something that a cc could pace. How many guys in chipped GTIs would try to race you just so they could say they outran a Porsche?

  (377) posted on 04.29.2010

Does it really matter anyway? At the speed this car is most likely driven, all the seat belt will do is make the EMT’s job easier by containing the contents of your mangled body within the confines of the seat.

  (442) posted on 04.28.2010

Well, good thing that the problem is only the last position of the seats. Not a big deal but Perfection is the game of porsche.

  (648) posted on 04.28.2010

Good thing that it they only built 3,176 Panamera models with that it can be recalled easily.

  (807) posted on 04.27.2010

What’s happening in this world? Why there are so many recalls? The quality of the cars are not that good unlike before.

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