Porsche Cars North America is recalling 14,110 of the following vehicles:
- Model year 2018 Panamera 4 Executives, Panamera 4S Sport Turismos, Panamera 4 Hybrids, Panamera 4 Hybrid Executives, Panamera 4 Hybrid Sport Turismos, Panamera Turbo Sport Turismso, Panamera Turbo S Hybrid Executives, Panamera Turbo S Hybrids, Panamera 4 Sport Turismos & Panamera Turbo S Hybrid Sport Turismos;
- Model year 2017-2018 Panameras, Panamera 4s, Panamera Turbo Executives, Panamera 4Ss, Panamera Turbos & Panamera 4S Executives; and
- Model year 2019 Cayenne S and Cayenne vehicles.
The instrument cluster may not provide a visual warning when the brake pads are worn out.
If the driver is not alerted when brake pads are worn out, he may lose control of the vehicle while attempting to brake, increasing the risk of crash.
What to do
Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will update the instrument cluster software, free of charge.
The recall is expected to begin April 21, 2019.
Owners may contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243. Porsche's number for this recall is AKA1/AKA0.