Porsche diesel recall includes 52,000 Macan and 6,700 Cayenne SUVs
In the wake of Dieselgate, Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) says Porsche used illegal cheat devices on the likes of Cayenne and Macan SUVs.
Affected models include 6,755 4.2-liter, V8 TDI-powered Porsche Cayenne units and 52,831 3-liter V6 TDI-powered Porsche Macan vehicles.
According to the KBA release, due to the built-in defeat devices, increased NOx emissions can occur during vehicle operation. The authority has, therefore, issued a mandatory recall request which orders the carmaker to remove the inadmissible devices from the said cars.
The issue only affects cars sold in Europe, as the Macan diesel isn’t available in the United States. Porsche does sell the Cayenne diesel in the US, but those cars were already included in a recall campaign in October 2017, according to CNET.
In July 2017, Porsche recalled its Cayenne 3-liter V6 diesel models after irregularities in the engine control software were identified by the company and communicated to the KBA. Subsequently, an order of adjustment was issued and approved, allowing Porsche to perform the required software update free of charge.
As this is still a developing story, we’ll get back with more details as soon as they emerge.