Porsche is recalling more than 10,000 Taycan electric vehicles over concerns that a software glitch could cause the cars to unexpectedly lose power, increasing the risk of a crash.
The luxury carmaker announced in early July that it is calling back the cars for another look. A problem with the vehicles’ self-monitoring software is causing some systems to incorrectly sense a serious issue and immediately shut the cars down as a result.
“With the affected vehicles, there is a possibility that in certain instances a shutdown of the powertrain, resulting in loss of motive power, may be triggered incorrectly and sporadically,” the company said in a statement posted to its website.
The recall covers certain 2020 and 2021 Taycan and Taycan Cross Turismo models. Porsche said it will begin notifying owners of recalled cars around Aug. 27, according to CNET. The company wants owners to schedule an appointment to bring their vehicles in for a software update.
The recall comes about one month after Porsche disclosed that it was recalling some 500 Taycan and Panamera vehicles because of a suspension defect. The company said the problem could cause drivers to unexpectedly lose control of their cars, increasing the risk of an accident.
Your Rights as a California Car Owner
Recalls like those recently announced by Porsche are sadly common. As a result, major auto manufacturers call back millions of vehicles each year, citing serious defects that put everyone on the road at risk.
Fortunately, California car owners do not wait for a recall to be announced to get their cars fixed. The California lemon law requires car manufacturers to perform a variety of repairs on vehicles while they are under warranty.
The law also requires manufacturers to buy back vehicles that the companies are unwilling or unable to fix. That includes compensating the owner for the purchase prices, along with financing costs and other related expenses.
Although a manufacturer can instead offer to replace the vehicle, it is up to the owner to decide whether to accept or reject this alternative arrangement.
Do not go it alone. It is important to consult an experienced lemon law lawyer.
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