— Porsche says more than 50,000 of its vehicles are recalled because the instrument clusters may not provide warnings when the brake pads are worn out.
- 2017 Porsche Panamera 4
- 2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo
- 2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo Executive
- 2017-2018 Porsche Panamera
- 2017-2018 Porsche Panamera 4S Executive
- 2017-2018 Porsche Panamera 4S
- 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S Hybrid
- 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 Hybrid Sport Turismo
- 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 Sport Turismo
- 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S Hybrid Sport Turismo
- 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 Hybrid
- 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 Executive
- 2019 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid
- 2019-2020 Porsche Cayenne
- 2019-2020 Porsche Cayenne S
- 2019-2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo
- 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe
- 2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Coupe
- 2020 Porsche Cayenne S Coupe
Porsche says the problem was caused by a software programming error that may provide drivers with only yellow warning messages that are shown in the multi-functional displays.
Porsche ordered a recall earlier in 2019 for the same problems, so engineers developed new software to ensure the red brake pad warning lights continued to illuminate if the brake pads were worn.
But Porsche learned the warning lights would remain illuminated in all conditions except for two menu sub-levels of Map mode and Night Vision mode. In those two modes the brake pad warning lights weren't illuminated continuously.
Engineers also determined many vehicles could be affected by the problem, but those vehicles weren't included in the previous recall.
More than 44,120 of the vehicles are recalled in the U.S. and more than 6,000 are recalled in Canada.
Porsche dealers will reprogram the instrument clusters when the recall begins in the U.S. on December 15, 2019.
U.S. owners may contact Porsche at 800-767-7243 and use recall number AKB8.
Porsche customers in Canada may call 800-767-7243.