PORSCHE RECALLS DIESEL CAYENNES...
...and promotes trade ins of older diesel models
With the VW Group Dieselgate emission scandal rumbling on, Porsche has announced a recall of 21,500 diesel-powered Cayennes. In agreement with the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA), Porsche has recalled Cayenne 3.0-litre V6 Diesel models in the EU6 emissions class. Meanwhile, Porsche has also instituted what you might call its own diesel scrappage scheme.
Irregularities in the engine control software were discovered during internal investigations and Porsche says it passed on its findings directly to the KBA. As part of the recall, a software update has been agreed with the KBA as a corrective measure. Vehicles in Europe from model years 2014 to 2017 are affected, including 6000 in Germany.
Intriguingly, Porsche pointed out that it does not develop or manufacture diesel engines itself, perhaps to distance itself from accusations of subterfuge. However, Porsche does concede that as a vehicle manufacturer it must accept full responsibility with regard to its customers.
The recall is expected to begin in autumn 2017. Vehicle owners will be contacted directly by their relevant dealer network. A visit to the nearest workshop, which will take around one hour, will be arranged as soon as possible and will be handled free of charge. Independently of the agreed recall, Porsche is continuing to carry out internal inspections of its vehicles to identify any further potential optimisations. In addition, the company is still working in close cooperation with the authorities, especially the KBA, in all matters.
As for the aforementioned scrappage scheme, it amounts to a 5000 Euro discount for any customer trading in a dieselengined car in the Euro 1 to Euro 4 emissions classes for a new Porsche diesel model. The scheme is valid now and will be active until 31st December.
Porsche is recalling 21,500 diesel Cayennes for a spot of remapping. Meanwhile it has implemented its own scrappage scheme, offering a 5000 Euro discount on new diesel Porsches against older Euro 1 to Euro 4 diesel powered cars