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Porsche Cayenne Turbo Recall 12V329000

Turbocharger Turbine Wheel May Fail

Recall Details

The turbocharger turbine wheel may fracture due to a casting defect. If a fracture occurs, vehicle performance will be decreased and the turbine shaft may also fracture. If the shaft fractures, oil can be drawn into the exhaust system, resulting in excessive smoke and the risk of a fire. Dealers will replace the turbine wheels to correct this concern. The Porsche recall number is AC04.

Our Quick Take

Certain turbo models are being recalled because the turbo charger may fail, allowing oil to be drawn into the exhaust system and resulting in excessive smoke and an increased risk of fire.

What Should You Do?

Porsche will notify owners of affected vehicles during July, 2012. If you notice excess smoke from the exhaust, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

Engine, July 11, 2012

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
July 11, 2012
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
270
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
12V329000
Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:TURBO-CHARGER

Summary
PORSCHE IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011-2012 PANAMERA TURBO, 2012 PANAMERA TURBO S, AND 2012 CAYENNE TURBO VEHICLES. THE TURBINE WHEEL OF A TURBOCHARGER MAY FRACTURE DUE TO A CASTING DEFECT. IF A FRACTURE OCCURS, VEHICLE PERFORMANCE WILL BE DECREASED AND THE TURBINE SHAFT MAY FRACTURE.
Consequence
IF THE SHAFT FRACTURES, OIL MAY BE DRAWN INTO THE EXHAUST SYSTEM, RESULTING IN SMOKE AND THE INCREASED RISK OF A FIRE.
Remedy
PORSCHE WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE TURBINE WHEELS, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN JULY 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT PORSCHE AT 1-800-767-7243.
Notes
PORSCHE'S SAFETY RECALL NUMBER IS AC04. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
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