That’s right, even top-shelf automakers such as Porsche whose name is a byword for quality and craftsmanship sometimes gets hit by an unfortunate error or mistake that results in a huge and hugely embarrassing recall. This time it’s the Porsche Cayenne Diesel getting called back to the factory to have a software glitch fixed with an update.
The number of Porsche Cayenne Diesel models affected with the software issue is more than 21,500 vehicles in Europe from model years 2014 to 2017, including 6,000 in Germany, all powered by the 3.0-litre V6 Diesel. The issue is with irregularities in the engine control software which is easily fixed with an update – a patch, if you will.
To be honest the recall of Porsche Cayenne Diesel, despite its fairly large scale, does not damage Porsche’s reputation for a number of reasons. First of all, they discovered the issue in internal investigations and even though they probably could cover it up they decided to notify the authorities and issue a recall. Then there is the fact that Porsche doesn’t even build these engines but get them from a third-party maker. Nevertheless, they are taking full responsibility here and paying for the repair. The recall is expected to begin in autumn 2017, it will take about an hour to complete and it will be free of charge.