Porsche is seeing a big, bright light at the end of the tunnel after a tough year for sales during the Covid-19 pandemic
The luxury carmaker sold nearly 19,000 vehicles in the U.S. in the second quarter, a new high for Porsche and a more than 55% jump from the same time last year.
“After an intensive first half year in 2021, we can report a very positive result,” Porsche executive board member Detlev von Platen said in a statement announcing the results. “Our order books are full. At the same time, we are aware of the uncertainties caused by the Corona pandemic and the semiconductor supply situation. We are continuing to keep a close eye on the overall situation while maintaining our optimistic stance.”
As many people already know, buying a Porsche isn’t cheap. Jalopnik points out that a Maycan, Porsche’s least expensive option, will cost you more than $52,000.
The news sales numbers come as Porsche, like other major auto manufacturers around the globe, struggles to ensure that its vehicles are safe to drive.
Porsche has issued a pair of recalls in the U.S. in recent months.
In July, the company said it was recalling more than 10,000 Taycan electric vehicles. Porsche cited a software glitch that it said could cause the cars to unexpectedly lose power, increasing the risk of a crash.
A month earlier, Porsche said it was recalling some 500 Taycan and Panamera vehicles because of a suspension defect. The problem could cause drivers to unexpectedly lose control of their cars, increasing the risk of an accident.
How the California Lemon Law Works
Those kinds of recalls are unfortunately common for carmakers around the world.
Manufacturers call back millions of vehicles each year, citing various defects that put drivers, passengers and others on the road at risk. Recalls are often not announced until long after the affected cars have been sold.
The good news is that car owners in California do not need to wait for a recall to get defective vehicles fixed. The California lemon law requires car manufacturers to perform a variety of repairs on vehicles while they are under warranty.
The lemon law also requires carmakers to buy back - or, in some situations, replace - vehicles that the companies cannot or will not fix.
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