Porsche has announced a global recall for its electric Taycan and Taycan Cross Turismo EVS models. After customers complained about a software-related shutdown of the drive while driving, the company began its recall of 43,000. The faulty software has also led to an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Porsche said that this recall will affect all Taycan models produced and delivered by June. It also added that the electric cars will receive software to fix this issue, however, Taycan owners are required to take their electric vehicles to local repair centers.
In the US, nine vehicles reportedly shut down without any warning, and six vehicles could not be restarted. Porsche said the fault had occurred in 130 vehicles worldwide. Porsche executive Klaus Rechberger says no accidents have been reported.
Those affected will be notified by Porsche, and dealers will fix the issue for free. Owners can check the NHTSA website to find out if their Taycan is a part of the recall and to keep up to date with the situation.
While the recall is a minor blow to the company, it’s still a setback since the EVs have been widely popular in the US, even outselling Porsche’s 911, 718 and Panamera.