Loose Suspension Components Prompt Recall, Stop-Sale On Porsche Panameras

With hot-selling models like the Macan and Cayenne, Porsche produces more vehicles than most exotic automakers. But it still makes fewer than most mainstream manufacturers – and more than most luxury marques, too. And while most of the vehicles that Porsche has made throughout its history are still on the road – standing as rolling testimony to their reliability – it has been subject to the odd safety recall here and there. Like this latest campaign that involves the Panamera.

The German automaker has announced that it’s recalling several hundred of its four-door sedans in the United States for a problem with their suspensions. According to the statement, the problem comes down to the rear-axle anti-roll bars, which “do not meet Porsche quality standards.” A connecting link could detach from the anti-roll bar and potentially cause damage to other suspension components, which could be bad news.

The recall and accompanying stop-sale notice affect certain 2017 and 2018 models. The manufacturer didn’t detail exactly which versions are involved, but it says there are 715 of them in the United States (and Puerto Rico) that are affected. Fortunately no accidents (much less injuries) are known to have resulted from this problem, and hopefully once it’s dealt with, none will.

Last year, Porsche reported selling 6,731 Panameras in the US, and has so far sold another 3,838 of them this year. So as rare as the Panamera may seem in relative terms, the recall represents but a drop in the bucket of those out on the road and in dealer lots across America.

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  • Six_Tymes

    connecting link, connecting shmink, who needs em’ anyway.

  • Bash

    That should be really bad for them.

  • kachuks

    She’s loose in the caboose.

  • Brent Morrison

    Lol only German cars

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