Friday, 28 July 2017
Porsche to recall 22,000 cars
22,000 Porsche cars are due to be recalled in order to remove illegal emissions-controlling software.
Germany's transport minister announced that Porsche would foot the bill for the recalls of the 3-litre Cayennes after allegations were initially published in Germain magazine Der Spiegel last month.
The magazine said it had been informed that a 'warm-up mode' installed in the model meant the car passed emission requirements when tested. However, once the car was challenged by small road curves or slopes, the mode was changed and emissions higher.
'There is no explanation why this software was in this vehicle,' German transport minister Alexander Dobrindt said on Thursday.
'These vehicles are equipped with modern emissions-controlling technology so we think these vehicles are technically able to stick to emissions limits and we therefore believe Porsche will quickly be in a position to bring the software into conformity (with the law).'
Last week VW announced it would be upgrading the software on 850,000 diesel cars across Europe.
EU and German anti-trust regulators are looking at allegations that BMW, Daimler and VW, including its subsidiaries Audi and Porsche, collaborated for decades on many aspects of development and production, disadvantaging customers and suppliers.