Porsche Cars North America is recalling more than 100 2018 year model vehicles equipped with faulty brake systems.
The manufacturer’s American branch, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, announced on Nov. 28, 2018 they will recall 112 vehicles manufactured between Feb. 26, 2018 and Nov. 14, 2018.
Affected vehicles include the 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S Hybrid Executive, 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 Hybrid, 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S Hybrid, 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 Hybrid Executive, 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 Hybrid Sport Turismo, and 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S Hybrid Sport Turismo.
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These vehicles contain brake lines on the front axle that can corrode over time. This can let corrosive particles clog the hydraulic unit’s filter, degrading braking performance over time and increasing crash risk.
Porsche’s recall chronology states they first found a vehicle with corroded brake lines on Oct. 8, 2018. Analysis confirmed a damaged production tool at German component manufacturer TI Automotive produced brake lines out of specification.
Porsche’s Product Safety Committee reviewed the matter on Nov. 12, 2018 and decided to implement a safety recall on Nov. 21, 2018.
Porsche will notify owners and dealers will replace the brake line, and any damaged brake components, for free. The recall is expected to begin January 27, 2019. Owners may contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243. Porsche’s number for this recall is AJ11. Porsche owners can also visit the NHTSA’s website and enter their VIN to see if their vehicle is included in any recalls.
Your vehicle’s manufacturer is legally required to fix any recalled problems for free. If the dealership refuses to fix the part or tries to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately. The Highway Safety Act of 1970, which created the NHTSA, requires car manufacturers to pay for the recall and replacement of a defective part.
If the manufacturer fails to repair, replace, repurchase, or provide your recalled vehicle’s loss value, they are violating the warranty and a lawyer may be able to help you. Lemon law attorneys help their clients by dealing directly with the manufacturer on the clients’ behalf, working to promptly resolve the issue and get their clients back on the road. Thanks to the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, attorneys can seek their fees directly from the manufacturer, meaning a client can obtain legal counsel without having to pay attorneys’ fees directly out of pocket.