Porsche Cars North America is recalling 17,667 model year 2017-2018 Porsche Panameras, Panamera 4s, Panamera 4Ss, Panamera Turbos, Panamera 4S Executives, Panamera Turbo Executives, and model year 2018 Panamera 4 Executives, Panamera 4 E-Hybrids, Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrids, Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executives, Panamera S E-Hybrid Executives, Panamera 4 Sport Turismos, Panamera 4S Sport Turismos, Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismos, Panamera Turbo Sport Turismos, and Panamera Turbo S Sport Turismos.
A software failure may result in an intermittent loss of electric power steering assist, increasing the risk of a crash.
What to do
Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the power steering control unit, free of charge.
The recall is expected to begin February 17, 2019.
Owners may contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243. Porsche's number for this recall is AJ13.