Porsche is having to recall numerous examples of the Taycan electric vehicle series that was launched at the end of 2019. There is a possibility of damage to the wiring harness during the longitudinal adjustment of the driver's and front passenger's seats. In this case, the airbags and pretensioners may be disabled. The recall, which began in the US in April, is now rolling out to Europe.
If the airbags and belt tensioners fail, passengers who are at greater risk in an emergency will be alerted to the malfunction with warning lights. According to Porsche, there are no known accidents or injuries caused by malfunctions.
40,421 Taycan units, including Sport Turismo and Cross Turismo models, are subject to worldwide recalls, of which 9570 are in the USA. Vehicles refer to model years 2020 to 2022 and were produced between October 2, 2019 to May 18, 2021. It is not yet known how many electric sports cars in Germany have to go to workshops unscheduled due to a wiring harness problem.
Porsche will repair the defect by having the seat harnesses checked for damage by authorized workshops and secured with a textile strap. If damage is found, the parts will be repaired free of charge. Vehicles that have not yet been delivered must remain with dealers until the issue is resolved.