Porsche Taycan Suspensions Can Collapse: Recall Issued

The Porsche Taycan EV has been the subject of numerous recalls in just the last year. Now it can add the safety recall issued this week. It resulted from suspension strut issues. This follows on the heels of the midyear recall of 12,490 2020 to 2022 Porsche Taycan models over software issues. In that one, owners experienced blank screens for both the center screen and the touch control panel. 

How serious is the Porsche Taycan recall?

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This recall, however, is arguably more serious. What is being called a “manufacturing deviation” of the top section of the air suspension strut caused the recall. The supplier missed certain specifications crucial to its design. 

Those struts with incorrect machining can cause the retaining ring to back off. If this happens air inside the strut can escape according to the NHTSA. When this happens the ride height drops with the resultant loss of shock suppression. It can also lead to impaired handling and potentially increase the possibility of a crash.

In all, several Taycan and Audi E-Tron models are affected. It’s a long list, including the Audi E-Tron GT models built between September 1, 2021, and September 15, 2021, as 2022 models. Also, Porsche Taycan models built between July 27, 2021, and October 25, 2021; Taycan 4S models from July 27, 2021, and October 25, 2021; Taycan Turbo S built between July 28, 2021, and November 12, 2021; Taycan 4 Cross Turismo models from July 29, 2021, to August 27, 2021; and Taycan 4S Cross Turismo models from July 30, 2021, to October 11, 2021. In all, 28 Porsche Taycan models are part of the recall.

Have there been a lot of Taycan recalls?

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Once taken to an Audi or Porsche dealership, technicians will inspect the struts and replace them without charge. Should the issue have already been repaired, then it was done under warranty, so owners were covered under both companies’ new car warranties. 

Other Taycan safety recalls include a variety of electronic and software issues. They include wiring harnesses becoming damaged from seat adjustment, seat belt buckle assembly failure, front and rear suspension misalignment, malfunctioning hazard lights, brake boosters becoming loose, engines shutting down over incorrect software input, poorly forged front trailing arms, and loose suspension components improperly installed at the factory. 

How can I contact Porsche about this recall?

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While recalls are somewhat expected, Taycan recalls are disappointing for Porschephiles expecting more out of Stuttgart. Though EVs are known for having fewer components which should translate into fewer problems, because many of the current crop of EVs are stalking horses of sorts, they’re seeing a fair share of issues. And that is not just a Porsche problem. 

Porsche and Audi will send out recall notices before February 10, 2023. Should owners have questions about the pending recall, they can contact Porsche Cars USA customer service at 1-800-767-7243.