Porsche Recalls Electric Vehicles Over Power Loss While Driving
Porsche recalls approximately 43,000 Taycan electric four-door vehicles globally after numerous owners reported a complete loss of power while driving.
Porsche Taycan Recall, 2021
Porsche recalls its Taycan electric car, following reports to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Office of Defects Investigation that the cars completely lost power while owners were driving.
Approximately 43,000 Taycans are affected globally, and the list includes all vehicles from the 2020 and 2021 model years, including the new Cross Turismo.
The NHTSA website announced the recall on June 29. According to the recall in North American, 10,373 Porsche Taycans are called back to dealers in the United States due to the concern.
According to the NHTSA’s Office of Defects Investigation (ODI), the agency received 9 complaints about Taycans losing total power while running at various speeds. 6 reports said that the vehicles were unable to restart following a loss of electricity.
NHSTA states that a loss of power in the vehicle’s 12-volt battery might result in the vehicle’s entire electric system shutting down.
The Taycan is equipped with a 71.0- or 83.7-kWh battery pack, and Porsche says the issue is consistent regardless of the pack size.
Just a Quick Fix
The total loss of power for the Taycan is caused by the vehicle’s self-monitoring software, which can detect a serious fault. If it doesn’t function properly, it shuts down the vehicle, increasing the chance of a crash.
Porsche has released a software update; it modifies the vehicle’s power electronics and engine control unit software. Certain vehicles have already received the update; it has been incorporated into production, and dealers will update their inventories.
The upgraded software will no longer initiate a power loss response to an error in communication between drivetrain modules.
Porsche will notify those affected this month and will fix the issue free of charge for owners of 2020 and 2021:
- Taycan Turbo
- Taycan Turbo S
- Taycan 4S
- Taycan Cross Turismo
- Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo
- Taycan 4S Cross Turismo
- Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo
Owners can visit the NHTSA’s recalls site to determine whether their Taycan is affected or not.
Editor’s Note on Porsche Taycan Power Loss Recall 2021:
This article is written to update you on Porsche Taycan’s recall over power loss.
Case Name & No.: Porsche Taycan Recall, 2021
Products/Services: Taycan Electric Cars
Reason: Software issues causing the vehicle to shut down, thus increasing the chance of a crush
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