It doesn’t seem to sit pretty

Porsche is known to produce, perhaps, the most reliable cars in the industry today. However, they have been haunted by recalls in the past, and there’s another one yet again; this time affecting certain Panamera models. Porsche has issued a recall for the same and has stopped the sale of the new Panamera models until further notice.

What’s The Problem This Time?

The Porsche Panamera is Loose in the Caboose; Recall and Stop-Sale Initiated Exterior
- image 681025
Porsche is recalling 715 affected vehicles in the U.S. and Puerto Rico for 2017 and 2018 model years

Porsche is recalling 715 affected vehicles in the U.S. and Puerto Rico for 2017 and 2018 model years. The issue is with the suspension. According to the statement issued by the company, the problem lies with the rear-axle anti-roll bars, which “do not meet Porsche quality standards.” A connecting link could detach from the anti-roll bar and potentially cause damage to other suspension components. It could prove fatal in a worst-case scenario. The German automaker has not revealed the exact details of the models affected; however, customers who drive these models can fill in their VIN details on the NHTSA recall website. Fortunately, no untoward incident has occurred yet. Owners of the affected models will also be notified by mail, and they can get the connecting links for the rear-axle anti-roll bar replaced at authorized Porsche dealers.

A Little About The Panamera

The Porsche Panamera is Loose in the Caboose; Recall and Stop-Sale Initiated High Resolution Exterior
- image 681044
Porsche sold 6,731 examples in 2017, and 3,838 this year.

The entry-level Panamera has a 3.0-liter, V-6 engine, which produces 330 horses and 331 pound-feet of torque. It is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and power is sent to the rear wheels. The car gets swanky 19-inch wheels, and races from naught-60 mph in 5.4 seconds. For a car that retails at $85,000 in the U.S., the Panamera is actually a strong seller. Porsche sold 6,731 examples in 2017, and 3,838 this year.

Our Take

The Porsche Panamera is Loose in the Caboose; Recall and Stop-Sale Initiated Exterior
- image 681043
Porsche is like the Toyota of the exotic cars segment; known for its strong build and long-term reliability

Porsche is like the Toyota of the exotic cars segment; known for its strong build and long-term reliability. But, for some reason, it has had quite a few instances of recalls in the recent past. On the one hand, it is good to see Porsche do the right thing and get the problem fixed promptly. On the other hand, these cars are exported to many countries, where recalling would be a tough and tedious task, and would surely leave a bad taste in the mouths of customers. Given the price point, and the very few numbers it sells in developing countries where it is looking to expand its ground, Porsche has got to be very careful with these things. Nevertheless, we hope it is the last recall by Porsche. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Further reading

The Porsche Panamera is Loose in the Caboose; Recall and Stop-Sale Initiated High Resolution Exterior
- image 681040

Read our full review on the 2018 Porsche Panamera.

no article
- image 744848

Read more Porsche news.

Source: Automotive News

What do you think?
Show Comments
Car Finder: