Porsche in North America is recalling multiple Porsche vehicle for a faulty suspension component that could loosen in operation. The Porsche vehicles under the recall are certain units of the 2021 Porsche Taycan, Taycan Turbo, Taycan Turbo S, Taycan 4S, 911 Turbo S Coupe, 911 Carrera Coupe, 911 Carrera S Coupe, 911 Carrera 4S Coupe, 911 Carrera 4S Targa, 911 Carrera Cabriolet, 911 Carrera S Cabriolet, 911 Carrera 4S Targa Heritage Design Edition, 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet, 911 Turbo Coupe, 911 Turbo Cabriolet, 911 Turbo S Cabriolet, Porsche Cayman, Cayman T, Cayman S, Cayman GT4, 718 Spyder, and the Porsche Boxster.
According to reports, the threaded connections at the vehicle’s suspension might not be bound to the specification and may cause a loose connection during operation. The loose connection in the component may cause movement beyond its position and intention. This may cause sudden driving instability with significant changes in driving behaviour. The driver may also lose control of the vehicle and crash. But it is important to note that no report of any crash or injuries pertaining to the recall have come to light. The loose connection could be the result of an insufficiently cut thread of a locknut due to which the friction may increase and lead to the premature stopping of the automatic screwing system.
Porsche identifies the part as Hexagonal flange nut M12x1.5 that does duty on multiple connections on the front and rear suspension of multiple vehicle types that could have been left with premature torque and this may cause abnormal noises in the suspension system. As a remedy, Porsche will be replacing the Nut and Bolt set and torque it to its original specifications. The brand will also inspect the suspension’s surrounding components for damage and replace the parts. Porsche has made corrections on the production line from 11 December 2020 and the brand is already manufacturing remedy components according to original specification. The brand will notify Porsche dealers and customers on or before 9 May 2021.