Porsche Recalls Panamera and Taycan Vehicles in the United States Due to Suspension Failure According to a recall notice issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a front lower trailing arm might fracture and fail.
Porsche was notified of the fault in mid-March after receiving reports of three vehicles with damaged suspension trailing arms.
The recall affects 565 2021 Taycan, Panamera, Panamera Turbo S, Panamera GTS, Panamera 4, Panamera 4 Sport Turismo, Panamera 4 Executive, Panamera 4S Executive, Panamera 4S E-Hybrid, and Panamera 4 E-Hybrid cars.
Porsche determined that the front lower trailing arms may not have been forged to specification due to a supplier production fault. If the trailing arm cracks, the driver may lose control of the vehicle. Porsche notes that the trailing arm may break unexpectedly, making an audible cracking noise. Loud grinding and rattling noises may also be heard, and the steering wheel may become misaligned by up to 45 degrees during braking.
To correct the issue, dealerships will replace the front lower trailing arms with new ones that are manufactured to specifications. Porsche will contact affected vehicle owners by July 16 and will provide free repairs.