Porsche recalls 3,176 Panamera models due to defective front seats
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.”