It seems no vehicle is safe from recalls as of late, not even models from high-end automakers such as Porsche. The German automaker, together with its parent company Volkswagen, are reportedly recalling around 227,000 vehicles due to problems with the airbags and seatbelt pre-tensioners.
In a report by Germany's Stuttgarter Zeitung, it was said that a number of models from both Volkswagen and Porsche are affected by the recall. Models affected from Volkswagen's range include the Tiguan, Sharan, and CC models built in 2015. Meanwhile from Porsche, it's the 911, Boxster, Cayman and Panamera models from 2015 and 2016 which are included in the upcoming recall.
The report cited Germany's KBA federal motor authority which says that the affected vehicles will need a software update for the airbag control units. If not addressed, the airbags in affected models could be rendered inoperative. Even worse, the faulty airbags and seatbelt pre-tensioners could also trigger even if the vehicle is not involved in an accident. For those who don't know, airbags and pre-tensioners triggering without an accident may cause injuries to the occupants, or worse, actual accidents.
There is no word how many units of each model were affected. However, a spokesman from Porsche said that around 23,550 units could be affected by the airbags and seatbelt pre-tensioners triggering accidentally. Around 3,900 of those Porsche units are in Germany. With that in mind, it is likely that the rest of the vehicles have come from Volkswagen.