Porsche recalls meant to avoid accidents from malfunctions

Owners of Porsches in Florida might be aware of several recalls made by the luxury automaker and reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Avoiding car accidents caused by equipment malfunctions was the goal behind the company’s move, which covered 288 vehicles in total from the years 2013-’14. Of these, 207 Cayenne models were being called back due to a fuel gauge problem. The 2014 cars included in the action included Boxster, Cayman and Carerra models suffering from airbag problems.

Porsche was recalling the 2013 Cayenne Diesel, 2013-14 Cayenne and Cayenne GTS and 2014 models including the Cayenne S, Turbo, S Hybrid, and Turbo S due to an inaccurate fuel gauge. The problem could lead to the cars running out of gas before the gauge showed the tank was empty. The concern was that the car could then stall out in traffic, leading to an accident, the NHTSA said.

The airbag problem in the 81 recalled 2014 cars could cause the devices meant for the passenger front seat and knee areas to become deactivated, the safety agency said, adding that defective wiring harnesses could cause the airbags not to deploy in an accident, thereby increasing the injury risk to a passenger in the front seat.

Although a car crash can be caused by faulty auto parts, often catastrophic injuries are caused due to a distracted driver like one who is texting and driving. Sometimes a car accident can occur due to a drunk driver taking the wheel despite all the laws against it. An auto accident can also be caused by a reckless driver going too fast for conditions. Whatever the cause, a car accident attorney may be able to help a victim to seek compensation in a court of law.

Source: Edmunds, “Porsche Recalls 2013-’14 Vehicles for Two Problems“, Anita Lienert, December 05, 2013