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Porsche Taycan Sportscars Called Back for Charging Problem

» Posted April 29, 2024Resources | Share This Post

Porsche is recalling roughly 750 electric Taycan sportscars, which the company says are at increased risk of battery fires.

“Certain Taycan high-voltage batteries experience short circuits within the battery modules,” Porsche said in a defect notice filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The short circuits “can lead to thermal events and in some cases fires,” the company added.

Porsche is blaming “production issues in high-voltage battery modules for the problem.”

The recall covers certain Taycans from model years 2021 to 2024. Porsche said it plans to contact owners of recalled vehicles via mail by May 17. Owners can also check the NHTSA website to see if their cars are included in the recall.

The company will ask owners of recalled cars to bring their vehicles to authorized service providers for inspection and possible battery replacement. It will also reimburse owners for certain expenses related to the problem that have already been incurred, Porsche told NHTSA.

Porsche is warning owners not to charge their batteries more than 80% for the time being.

This is not the first time that Porsche has faced safety issues related to Taycan sportscars. 

Last year, the company recalled nearly 5,000 electric Taycan vehicles because of a different battery problem. That time, the company said that liquid could get into the batteries, increasing the risk of fires.

Porsche also called back some 40,000 Taycan sportscars in 2022, citing faulty wiring. The automaker said at the time that the defect could make seats harder to move and cause airbag warning lights to illuminate.

Legal Rights for California Car Owners

Porsche is not alone. The world’s largest automakers call back millions of vehicles every single year, often citing serious defects that pose significant safety risks.

The recalls often come long after defective cars have left factory floors and dealership lots, sold to unsuspecting buyers. That makes them a risk to everyone else on the road.

There is some good news for Porsche and other car owners in California, however. The state’s lemon law offers you some significant rights and protections.

The lemon law generally requires carmakers to perform various repairs on vehicles while they are under warranty. It also forces them to buy back (or replace, in some situations) covered vehicles that they are not able or refuse to fix. That includes compensating the owner for the car’s purchase price, as well as financing fees, rental car costs and other related expenses.

There is no specific number of repair requests or attempts that must happen before the buyback or replacement requirement kicks in. That is one reason why it is vital to consult an experienced California lemon law attorney who can help you understand your rights and take action.

Talk with a California Lemon Law Attorney

If you have been stuck with a defective or malfunctioning vehicle, a California lemon law attorney at Bickel Sannipoli APC can help you fight back.  

Call us at (888) 800-1983 or contact us online to speak with a California lemon law attorney.

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