If you could remember, Volkswagen was accused for cheating on the emissions numbers. Now it seems that the scandal of Volkswagen has reached Porsche as well. What is happened is related to some old models of this German company. Business Insider reports, there are problems with select 2012-2016 Boxster, Cayman, 911, Panamera, and Cayenne models that do not comply with the emissions standards.
After this news, Porsche has no way out of this. So, they issue a stop-sale for those vehicles, but it couldn’t be done this easily. As the mentioned models have the package of Sport Chrono, so the terms of emission numbers on them are different. The Porsche representative added “being cautious” and also pointed out:
“not every model line we’ve tested is affected.”
As a fan of Porsche, I myself am shocked. But company doesn’t think that situation is so much that bad. Yet, in the secondhand market, many cars are dealing and are still safe to drive. And just in case of a car with the Chrono Package, dealers are forbidden to sell these cars.
Also peeps from Zuffenhausen thinks with a software you can fix the problem. This software is developed and by installing it, the problem of high nitrogen oxide would be solved. the issue only occurs when the driver turns on the Sport Plus mode as Porsche testing showed emissions are within the legal limits in Normal and Sport modes.
Porsche has also explained that doesn’t affect the new vehicles at all. This high emission gases, is wildly seen in the turbodiesel 3.0-liter V6 engine. This engine was used in the Macan and Cayenne SUVs as well as the Panamera sedan. The costs of disputes with the authorities related to a problematic TDI were so much high. This software was developed by Audi and used for several high-end models’ part of the VW Group.
This very little but important problem can affect the company’s image. Just in the time that Porsche reveals its long-term plans of no more diesel engines, but also the hybrids and EVs.