Porsche will recall almost 60,000 Macan and Cayenne diesel SUVs in Europe after the German automotive regulator KBA found software irregularities linked to the Dieselgate scandal.
The two SUVs are powered by Audi-developed 3.0-liter V6 and 4.2-liter V8 diesel units that were found containing software that can reduce emissions controls for nitrogen oxide, according to Bloomberg.
The recall involves 52,831 Macan models fitted with the 3.0-liter V6 and 6,755 Cayenne models with the 4.2-liter V8, marking the latest setback in VW’s Dieselgate saga. Last week Audi suspended deliveries of the A6 and A7 models fitted with the 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine.
Porsche had informed German authorities in February about “irregularities” it found during emission testing. The German car maker said it takes full responsibility towards customers, who will be contacted by dealers after an engine fix is approved by the regulator.
“Independently from the technical solution, Porsche continues to conduct internal tests on its vehicles and makes optimizations based on its findings”, Porsche said in a statement.
Neither the Macan S Diesel nor the Cayenne S Diesel are currently on sale. The Macan S Diesel was axed together with the Panamera Diesel earlier this year due to slow sale,s while the new Cayenne diesel is not going to be launched until next year.
Back in March, Audi said it expects German authorities to issue more diesel recalls as they’re currently examining a pool of vehicles sold in Europe.