Porsche Recalls 2013-'14 Vehicles for Two Problems


  • 2013 Porsche Cayenne GTS Picture

    2013 Porsche Cayenne GTS Picture

    Porsche is recalling 288 2013-'14 vehicles, including the 2013 Porsche Cayenne GTS, to fix two separate problems. | November 25, 2013

Just the Facts:
  • Porsche is recalling 288 2013-'14 vehicles, including the 2014 Porsche 911 Carrera, to fix two separate problems.
  • Porsche is recalling 207 2013-'14 Porsche Cayenne and Cayenne GTS, 2013 Cayenne Diesel and 2014 Cayenne S, S Hybrid, Turbo and Turbo S vehicles because an inaccurate fuel gauge may result in the vehicle unexpectedly running out of gas.
  • Porsche is also recalling 81 2014 Boxster, Boxster S, Cayman, Cayman S and 911 Carrera cars to fix a problem that may cause the passenger front seat and knee airbags to be deactivated.

WASHINGTON — Porsche is recalling 288 2013-'14 vehicles, including the 2014 Porsche 911 Carrera, to fix two separate problems, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Porsche is recalling 207 2013-'14 Porsche Cayenne and Cayenne GTS, 2013 Cayenne Diesel and 2014 Cayenne S, S Hybrid, Turbo and Turbo S vehicles because an inaccurate fuel gauge may result in the vehicle unexpectedly running out of gas.

"In the affected vehicles, the calculated range of the remaining fuel displayed on the instrument cluster may be higher than the actual range," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "Additionally, the fuel level indicated by the fuel gauge may also be higher than the actual amount in the tank.

"The fuel display inaccuracies may result in the vehicle running out of fuel and stalling, increasing the risk of a crash."

The affected vehicles were built from May 27, 2013 through July 10, 2013.

Porsche dealers will update the instrument cluster software. The recall is expected to begin by the end of November.

Porsche is also recalling 81 2014 Boxster, Boxster S, Cayman, Cayman S and 911 Carrera cars to fix a problem that may cause the passenger front seat and knee airbags to be deactivated.

"In the affected vehicles, the passenger seats may be equipped with defective wiring harnesses, resulting in intermittent contact with the harness plug," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "The intermittent plug may cause the passenger seat frontal and knee airbags (to) be deactivated. In the event of a crash necessitating airbag deployment, this may increase the risk of injury to the front passenger."

The vehicles were built from September 2, 2013 through September 23, 2013. Porsche dealers will replace the front passenger seat. The recall is expected to begin by the end of November.

Owners can contact Porsche at 1-770-290-3500.

Edmunds says: Both of these recalls will get off the ground within days, so if you own one of the affected Porsches, you'll want to be in touch with your dealership quickly.

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