Porsche Recalls 100K Cars
June 24, 2019—Porsche is recaling 100,000 cars for rollaway risks, according to a report by CNET.
Porsche issued the recall for units of the 2010-16 Panamera and the 2003-10 Porsche Cayenne.
The vehicles subject to the recall carry non-sequential VINs and the production dates vary wildly, so concerned owners should keep an eye on their mailboxes for official recall notifications.
The problem stems from the gear selector cable bushing. According to recall documents filed with NHTSA, this part might be made of plastic that isn't as durable as suggested. The bushing itself might come loose from its moorings, allowing the transmission to be in a different gear than the lever's location would belie.
This means that an owner may put their vehicle in Park, take out their key and leave the vehicle, but it might not actually be in Park. This, of course, creates a rollaway concern.