Porsche Cars North America is recalling Panamera models because defective soldering on a control computer causes various warning lights, intermittent failures and drivability problems.
Porsche has known about the potentially deadly problem since September 2018 after the supplier notified it of the problem in August.
Affected are: 2018 Panamera, Panamera 4, Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive, Panamera 4 E- Hybrid Sport Turismo, Panamera 4S, Panamera Turbo, Panamera Turbo Executive, Panamera 4 Sport Turismo, Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo, vehicles.
The supplier Conti TEMIC microelectronic is providing components from the same batch for replacements. Porsche Cars North America will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected control units, free of charge as is required by U.S. law.. The recall is expected to begin May 5, 2019. Owners may contact Porsche’s customer service at 1-800-767-7243. Porsche’s number for this recall is AKA5.