Giant Porsche Recall for Unintentional Rollaways

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Porsche Cars North America is recalling 100,000 vehicles for rollaways. The bushing that attaches the gear selector lever to the gearbox may degrade over time, causing the bushing to detach. This safety defect could allow the driver to move the shift lever to Park and remove the ignition key, while the transmission may not be in Park, with no warning message or audible chime.

Affected are: 2003-2006 Cayenne S, Cayenne Turbo, 2004-2010 Cayenne, 2006 Cayenne Turbo S, 2010-2016 Panamera S, Panamera 4 S, Panamera Turbo, 2011-2016 Panamera, Panamera 4, 2012-2013 Panamera Turbo S, 2013-2016 Panamera 4 GTS, 2014-2016 Panamera 4 S Executive, Panamera Turbo Executive, Panamera Turbo S G1 II, Panamera Turbo S Executive, 2013 Panamera 4 Platinum Edition, Panamera Platinum Edition, 2016 Panamera 4 Edition, Panamera Edition, Panamera Turbo S Executive Luxury Sports vehicles.

Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will replace the shifter cable bushing, free of charge as required by US law. Owners are instructed to use the parking brake until their vehicle is repaired. The recall is expected to begin 11August 2019. Owners may contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243. Porsche’s number for this recall is AKB1. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) or go to www.safercar.gov.

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