The Great Porsche Recall
Car manufacturers put an incredible amount of time and effort into creating the perfect vehicle. While such ambitions should be commended, they rarely come to pass. It is too often the case that a small error can bring an entire line down. As Porsche learned last week, even great luxury manufactures can meet the cold fate of part failure.
The German car company is in the process of recalling 100,000 current-generation Cayenne models around the world. The SUV had been performing quite strongly within its field until it was discovered that the car had problem with the headlamps system.
While it may at first glance appear to be a minor issue, reports have suggested that the headlamp can come loose. In some instances it the headlamp can completely detach and potentially fall out. Furthermore the lamp has been said to shut itself off without warning causing many drivers some distress.
Already gaining attention in the US market, Porsche’s UK division has already brought forward solutions to the problem. The sports car manufacturer has told owners of the Cayenne model to seek out their nearest Porsche dealer and get this problem fixed free of charge. In a letter sent out to owners a spokesperson has noted that it will only take 45 minutes to remedy the problem.
Porsche noted that the problem only affected the 2011 and 2012 models. However, since the vehicle is one of the most popular SUV’s on the market, the amount of vehicles is staggeringly large.
According to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the issue was raised when a number of night-time crashes were caused by this issue. With only 20 cases were noted, Porsche claimed that it was not aware of this type of problem.
Errors of this nature are often discovered in the car designing and testing process; however, certain flaws can only be discovered once it is in use by the general public. While it is true that certain faults won’t cause serious issues for the car, this problem has and will continue to cause accidents throughout the world. An error that needs to be fixed, Porsche has set a fine example in taking responsibility for their actions and remedying the situation as best they can.