Porsche will be recalling 60,000 SUVs in Europe, this includes 53,000 diesel powered Porsche Macan SUVs and 6,750 diesel Cayenne SUVs.
The recall includes 3.0 litre V6 diesel engines in the Porsche Macan and the 4.8 litre V8 diesel engine in the Cayenne. Both of these engines have been developed by Audi.
These engines have been recalled after the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has said that the vehicles were found to have lower emissions in lab tests that when they were on the road. Porsche will now have to fix the issue on the vehicles that have been recalled.
Basically the engines have apparently used a ‘test cheat devices’ which produces lower emissions during tests, as the engines are produced by Audi this is apparently down to them, although Porsche are basically responsible for it.
A Porsche spokesperson said that “Porsche does not develop or manufacture diesel engines itself. “However, as a vehicle manufacturer, Porsche accepts full responsibility towards its customers.
“Independent of the technical solution, Porsche is continuing to carry out inspections of its vehicles internally and is making optimisations based on the findings of these inspections. In addition, the company is still working in close cooperation with the authorities, especially the KBA, in all matters.”
It is estimated that the issue could affect twice as many vehicles worldwide, although Porsche has not released any details on this as yet.
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