Porsche, a world-wide recognized German automobile manufacturer is recalling nearly 18,000 vehicles in the United States to address an engine-related issue. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some Porsche vehicles manufactured between 2010 and 2012 have a camshaft controller that may become loose overtime. This may lead to engine failure or disrupted driving and may increase chances of vehicle collision, injury, or death.
Porsche is respected for its high performance sports vehicles, Sedans and SUV’s and has the reputation of manufacturing vehicles that deliver both luxury and a high level of performance. Porsche puts each vehicle through a series of high level of safety and performance testing before the vehicle goes into the hands of its new owner. When a driver takes their new Porsche off the lot, the last thing going through their mind is that there may be something wrong with the engine. You can imagine drivers concern when Porsche announced that they are recalling 17,986 vehicles registered in the United States. This is not the first recall Porsche has dealt with. The company recently had the largest Macan recall ever due to a faulty fuel pump releasing a pungent fuel odor.
So what are the common symptoms of a failing camshaft? First, the “check engine” light will come on, and a driver may have time to service the car and replace the faulty parts prior to any malfunction. Second, uncontrollable or disrupted driving may occur, including a drop in engine power, unexpected acceleration activity, or failing brakes due to abnormal engine activity. Third, the engine may fail altogether. Porsche claims that no one has been injured due to the recalls and has sent a notice to all vehicle owners. However, for safety reasons it is important to look for the signs of a failing camshaft. For example, if a driver experiences an engine-related brake failure, they may not act in time to pull the emergency break, resulting in injury or death. By being a responsible car owner, you reduce the risk of putting yourself and others in a potentially dangerous and life-threatening situation.
If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of a recalled vehicle, contact an attorney at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner by calling (713) 222-7211 or toll free at 713-222-7211.