Porsche recalling 102,000 units of the Cayenne to fix headlights

Published by Andrew Christian @andrew4wheels Google+ | Sunday February 26, 2012

Porsche recalling 102,000 units of the Cayenne to fix headlights

Porsche AG has recalled almost 102,000 units of its very popular Cayenne SUVs globally to repair a possible defect that may lead to a headlight getting loose or falling off. Porsche spokesman Steve Janisse said that the vehicles were produced for the model years 2011 and 2012 and were built between March 2010 and January 2012.

A twist lock secures the headlights on these models. A headlight may fall if this lock isn’t secure, specifically when a driver is accelerating very quickly or braking heavily when rounding a corner.

Around 20% of the vehicles covered in the recall are in Canada and the U.S. Janisse said that throughout the world, there were 39 reports of a headlight coming loose and 68 cases of it getting detached.

In a filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Porsche said that the problem was discovered in October 2010 and that there were 20 cases reported in the U.S.