First-Gen Porsche Panamera Heads Back Over Fire Risk

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An electrical system failure has forced Porsche to issue a recall to bring back some of their first generation Porsche Panamera models.

The latest recall will affect about 33,206 units of vehicles. Models that will be affected this time include the 2010 – 2016 Porsche Panamera S and 4S, 2022 -2016 Porsche Panamera, Panamera 4 and Turbo, 2012, 2016 Porsche Panamera Turbo S and S E Hybrid, 2013 – 2016 Porsche Panamera GTS, 2013 Platinum Edition and 4 Platinum Edition, 2014-2016 Panamera 4S Executive, Turbo Executive and Turbo S Executive, 2015 Panamera Diesel, Edition, 4 Edition and Turbo S Exclusive Series.

While 33k is not a huge amount of recalled models, we do have to take note that Porsche actually only sold 42,783 units of Porsche Panamera during that period of time which means most of them will be affected by the recall.

According to the reports, water might enter the air conditioning blower control unit which would then lead to short circuit and even fire. NHTSA also added that not only will the issue occur mid drive but it might also occur when the car is shut off or parked.

Recalls will start on the 23rd of June.