Porsche Taycan recalled over sudden power loss problem

Rodolfo Schellin

Porsche is recalling variations of the all-electric Taycan designed in advance of June of this calendar year, to suitable a computer software fault that can reduce the vehicle’s power with no warning.

A glitch in the computer software communications among the Taycan’s powertrain controller and the power electronics leads to the car to deliver up a dashboard warning urging the driver to uncover a secure position to end. The car or truck cuts travel but can however be steered and braked to a halt if travelling at all-around 75mph, there would be all-around 90 seconds to do this in advance of the Taycan would operate out of momentum, Porsche estimates. At the time the car or truck is properly stopped, turned off and restarted, it will operate ordinarily once more.

The fault has happened on .three for each cent of the 43,000 vehicles impacted by the remember. Porsche buyers are remaining contacted by their dealership and the patch will choose all-around an hour to total. The fix is remaining carried out in a workshop, as a substitute of over the air, due to the fact it calls for calibration of the powertrain controller. Close to 4,five hundred cars in the United kingdom are predicted to be included in the remember.

The Taycan’s undertaking leader for drivetrain, Klaus Rechberger, advised Auto Express that there are no outlined parameters that drive the challenge to occur. “It’s entirely sporadic,” he said. “We initially discovered the challenge in our own testing, and we have had intensive further tests with several sensors on vehicles to examine the challenge. There is no established of circumstances that immediately replicates the situation.”

Rechberger said that the computer software challenge had by now been fed into the “learning process” in advance of Porsche’s subsequent EV start, the forthcoming pure-electric Macan, and said that the firm’s existing hybrid designs are unaffected.

Audi has by now issued a identical remember for the e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT, both equally sister vehicles to the Taycan. But given that manufacturing of these cars started later than the Porsche, the range of vehicles involved is significantly scaled-down. Audi has confirmed to Auto Express that just fifty eight cars in the United kingdom have been recalled, and forty six of them have by now had the fix utilized.

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