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Porsche Issues Global Recall for All Taycan EVs Over Potential Brake Hose Failure

Porsche recalls every Taycan EV ever sold due to a potential brake hose failure, ensuring customer safety and offering free repairs.

Amid a slew of launches including the introduction of the all-new hybrid 992.2 911 and the Macan EV, Porsche has stumbled on to yet another issue with its popular EV, the brand has recently issued a global recall for every Taycan electric vehicle (EV) manufactured since its launch in 2020. The recall stems from a potential issue with the front brake hoses, which could develop cracks and leak brake fluid, potentially leading to reduced braking performance and increasing the risk of an accident.

The recall affects over 150,000 Taycan models worldwide, including over 31,000 in the United States alone. This consists of all Taycan models from the 2020 to 2025 model years, manufactured between October 2019 and June 2024.

Porsche has received several reports of the issue, with seven incidents reported in the US and one accident outside the US involving a Taycan traveling at high speed. While no accidents or injuries have been reported in the US due to this issue, Porsche is taking proactive measures to ensure the safety of its customers.

Porsche Taycan Recall - Torque NewsKey Points: Porsche Taycan Recall

  • Global Recall: Porsche recalls all Taycan models produced since 2020 due to a potential brake hose issue.
  • Brake Hose Failure: Faulty front brake hoses may develop cracks, leading to brake fluid leaks and reduced braking performance.
  • Safety Concerns: Porsche proactively addresses the issue to ensure customer safety and prevent accidents.
  • Free Repairs: Porsche offers free replacement of the affected brake hoses and reimbursement for those who have already paid for repairs.
  • Redesigned Hoses: New brake hoses with improved design are implemented to prevent future failures.
  • Customer Assurance: Porsche assures Taycan owners that vehicles not displaying warning lights are safe to drive, but urges all to schedule a repair appointment.

The company has already started contacting owners of affected Taycans to arrange for the replacement of the front brake hoses free of charge. The repair is estimated to take approximately two hours, and owners who have already paid for the repair will be reimbursed by Porsche.

To address the issue, Porsche has redesigned the brake hoses with improved length, bending points, and kinematics to prevent future failures. The new hoses have been integrated into the assembly process since May 13, 2024, so vehicles produced after this date are not affected by the recall.

Porsche Taycan Recall - Torque NewsPorsche Assures Taycan Owners of Safety and Swift Repairs

Porsche has emphasized that Taycan models not displaying warning lights are safe to drive. However, the company urges all owners to schedule an appointment with their nearest Porsche dealer to have the recall repair performed as soon as possible.

Porsche has assured its customers that the repair process is straightforward and efficient, taking approximately two hours to complete. The company is committed to minimizing any inconvenience caused by the recall and is working diligently to ensure that all affected vehicles are repaired promptly.

In response to the recall, Porsche Cars North America spokesperson Luke Vandezande stated, "We are taking this action to ensure the safety of our customers. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and are committed to resolving this issue as quickly and efficiently as possible."

Porsche's proactive approach to this recall reflects the company's dedication to customer safety and satisfaction. By swiftly addressing the potential brake hose issue, Porsche aims to maintain the trust and confidence of its customers in the Taycan, a model that has played a crucial role in the company's foray into the electric vehicle market.

Porsche Taycan Recall - Torque NewsCommunity Response and Concerns

The Taycan recall has sparked a flurry of discussions among Porsche enthusiasts and owners on online forums and social media. While many acknowledge Porsche's proactive response and commitment to customer safety, there are alsoconcerns about the overall reliability of the Taycan, especially given its premium price tag.

Some owners have reported experiencing other issues with their Taycans, such as unstable Apple CarPlay connectivity, unusual noises from the central screen fan, and the need for frequent tire replacements and other maintenance items. This has led some to question the long-term durability and reliability of the EV.

Furthermore, the high cost of Taycan maintenance has been a recurring topic of discussion. One owner shared a quote of $4,500 for the six-year service, which includes brake pad and rotor replacement. This has raised concerns about the total cost of ownership for Taycan owners, especially considering the premium price of the vehicle.

Porsche Taycan Recall - Torque News

Despite these concerns, most Taycan owners remain optimistic about the future of their EVs. Based on what the forums indicate and the overall tone of the discussions, a large majority of owners appreciate Porsche's transparency and willingness to address the brake hose issue promptly, while some are not keen on going through the hassle after paying six figures for their top-shelf EVs. Many are also hopeful that the company will continue to improve the Taycan's reliability and address any other potential issues that may arise along the way to save them a trip or two in the future.

The Taycan recall serves as a reminder that even the most advanced and well-engineered vehicles can experience unexpected problems. However, Porsche's proactive response and commitment to customer safety demonstrate the company's dedication to maintaining its reputation for quality and reliability.
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Bhavik Sreenath is an automotive expert, writer, and founder of Motolog Studio. With a Master's in Automotive Journalism and experience in publications like Bodyshop Magazine, he delivers compelling stories about the cars we love. From designing magazine layouts to reporting on eco-conscious practices, he brings a multifaceted perspective to automotive writing. His experience in Automotive Journalism makes him a vocal voice for car enthusiasts and industry insiders. Follow Bhavik on XLinkedInInstagram, and Facebook, to stay in touch and up-to-date with the latest EV and battery development news.