Approximately 14,100 model-year 2018 Porsche Panamera, Panamera Hybrid, Panamera 4 Executive, Panamera 4 Hybrid Executive, Panamera 4 Hybrid Sport Turismo, Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo, Panamera Turbo S Hybrid Sport Turismo hatchbacks: model-year 2017-18 Panamera, Panamera 4, Panamera Turbo Executive, Panamera 4S, Panamera Turbo and Panamera 4S Executive SUVs; and model-year 2019 Cayenne S and Cayenne SUVs are being recalled due to software issues. The instrument cluster may not provide a visual warning when the brake pads are worn out, which could cause the driver to lose control while attempting to brake, increasing the risk of a crash.
Porsche began notifying owners on April 21. Owners can call the automaker at 800-767-7243 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will update the instrument cluster software.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.