Porsche recalls 43,000 Taycan electric cars due to possibility of sudden power loss

Porsche recalls 43,000 Taycan electric cars due to possibility of sudden power loss

Porsche announced that it will recall about 43,000 Taycan electric cars, saying that power may be suddenly lost while driving. The target is Taycan and Taycan Cross Turismo sold all over the world, and the owner has to bring the EV to the dealer and undergo software update work for about 1 hour.

In addition, Porsche has told the owner that it is okay to ride the Taycan as it is until it is notified that the update is ready.

According to a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there have been nine cases in which the power was turned off while driving in Taycan, and six of them were unable to restart and became unable to drive.

Autoblog also reports that its own research found this problem in 130 units. However, cases leading to collisions and fatal accidents are not recognized.

For Porsche, sales of Taycan are relatively strong in the United States, exceeding 911, 718 and Panamera. Therefore, although the recall will be a bit of a blow, it is considered that the vehicles sold in the future will not be the kind of trouble that will reduce sales because the latest software will be installed.

Porsche is trying to show its drivers the value of Porsche, even if it doesn’t have a traditional horizontally-opposed engine. The recalls that occur during that time may undermine the trust of some people.

Even so, you should be able to ride with sufficient peace of mind compared to some high-performance EV that suddenly catches fire while driving.

By the way, Porsche says that although Taycan has a remote wireless update function, this case can not be handled with that.

Rachel Maga
Rachel Maga is a technology journalist currently working at Globe Live Media agency. She has been in the Technology Journalism field for over 5 years now. Her life's biggest milestone is the inside tour of Tesla Industries, which was gifted to her by the legend Elon Musk himself.