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Porsche Recalls 20,000 Cayennes

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On: Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 11:14AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


Porsche Recalls 20,000 Cayennes

The last thing anyone who just purchased a 60, 70, 80, or even $100,000 on a brand new SUV wants to hear is, "Oh, by the way, something may just fall off your car at any point while you're driving." Unfortunately for 20,278 Porsche Cayenne owners, that's exactly what they are about to find out.

Porsche announced a recall of Cayenne, Cayenne S, Cayenne S Hybrid, and Cayenne Turbo models made in 2011-2012 due to a flaw in the manufacturing of the car that could lead to the headlights literally falling out of the car. Obviously a headlamp that comes free on a major highway (or even a side street) can cause some serious problems for other drivers on the road. Porsche will begin to notify owners this week, but they may also call Porsche at 1-800-767-7243.

Read on for the full report ...

Vehicle Make / Model:Model Year(s):
Porsche / Cayenne2011 - 2012
Porsche / Cayenne S2011-2012
Porsche / Cayenne S Hybrid2011-2012
Porsche / Cayenne Turbo2011-2012
Manufacturer:Porsche Cars North America, INC.
Mfr's Report Date:Feb 15, 2012
NHTSA Campaign ID Number:12V065000
NHTSA Action Number:N/A
Component:Exterior Lighting: Headlights
Potential Number of Units Affected:20,278

Summary:

Porsche is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Cayenne, Cayenne S, Cayenne S Hybrid, and Cayenne Turbo vehicles manufactured from March 8, 2010, through January 31, 2012 because the headlamps may come loose and detach from the fender.

Consequence:

A detached headlight could lead to loss of visibility and an increased risk of a crash.

Remedy:

Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will replace the headlamp locking assemblies, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on February 23, 2012. Owners may contact Porsche at 1-800-767-7243.

Notes:

Porsche's safety recall number is AC01. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.


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Sami18 | 11:42AM (Tue, Feb 28, 2012)

This is probably the dumbest recall i have read, how do you forget to make sure to install the headlight right.



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