Porsche Recalls Turbos in Certain Vehicles for Fire Risk

Certain 2012 Porsche Cayenne Turbo, 2011-12 Panamera Turbo and 2012 Panamera Turbo S vehicles are being recalled in Canada because the turbine in the turbocharger might have been incorrectly manufactured. 

According to Transport Canada, the defect will result in noticeably poorer performance and, if still driven, could cause the turbine shaft to fracture. If that fracture happens and the shaft moves out of bearing, it could lead to oil in the exhaust system and ultimately a fire.

At the moment, the recall only affects 24 units and doesn’t seem to be on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s radar, but the same thing could theoretically become an issue in the U.S. as well because every Porsche is imported.

Still, the recall accounts for such a small number of vehicles that it hardly seems likely. Canadian owners affected by the recall can expect to have their vehicle’s turbo assembly replaced by the dealership at no personal cost.