Porsche To Dealers: Stop Selling Some Cayman, Boxster and Spyder Models
Porsche recently recalled nearly 200 cars in the U.S., while also telling dealers to temporarily stop selling the vehicles until they are fixed.
The recall covers just less than 200 Cayman, Boxster, and 718 Spyder models from the 2021 model year, Car and Driver reports. A connecting rod defect requires some of the vehicles to have their entire engines replaced, the company recently federal regulators.
“Loosening of connecting rod screw connection while driving at high loads can lead to potential engine damage, stalling, loss of power and potential oil leakage from a damaged engine block,” Porsche said in a notice filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The company also noted a potential risk of fire.
Porsche said about 20 of the cars had already been delivered, Car and Driver reports. The company plans to replace those vehicles’ engines. It has reportedly informed buyers of the other vehicles that their orders will be delayed by up to six months.
The company told Car and Driver that it was not aware of any accidents caused by the defect.
The recall comes just months after Porsche issued a stop sale on various 2012-2016 11s, Boxsters, Caymans, Cayennes, and Panameras. The company said a defect could cause those cars to fail emissions tests.
How California’s Lemon Law Protects Car Owners
Porsche is traditionally among the major auto manufacturers with the fewest recalls per year. Still, the latest announcement is a reminder that even high-end vehicle manufacturers often put cars on the road that are not safe to drive.
That is where the California lemon law comes in to protect car owners and lessors in the Golden State.
The Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act requires car manufacturers to repair vehicles while they are under warranty. The law also forces manufacturers to buy back vehicles that the companies are unable or unwilling to fix. That includes compensating the owner or lessor for the purchase price, along with financing fees and other related expenses.
A manufacturer can instead offer to replace the vehicle, but it is up to the owner to decide whether to accept this alternative or demand a buyback. An experienced lemon law attorney can help you navigate the process.
Speak with a Los Angeles Lemon Law Attorney
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