AKA5 – Control Unit May Fail – 2018 Porsche Panamera

March 6, 2019

Control Unit May Fail

Impaired vehicle driveability can increase the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V180000

Manufacturer Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 182

 

Summary

Porsche Cars North America, Inc is recalling certain 2018 Panamera, Panamera 4, Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive, Panamera 4 E- Hybrid Sport Turismo, Panamera 4S, Panamera Turbo, Panamera Turbo Executive, Panamera 4 Sport Turismo, Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo, vehicles. Incorrect soldering of a control unit may result in the intermittent failure of various systems, possible affecting vehicle driveability.

 

Remedy

Porsche Cars North America will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected control units, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 5, 2019. Owners may contact Porsche’s customer service at 1-800-767-7243. Porsche’s number for this recall is AKA5.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


17 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
PORSCHE PANAMERA 2018
PORSCHE PANAMERA 4 2018
PORSCHE PANAMERA 4 EXECUTIVE 2018
PORSCHE PANAMERA 4 HYBRID 2018
PORSCHE PANAMERA 4 HYBRID EXECUTI 2018
PORSCHE PANAMERA 4 HYBRID SPORT T 2018
PORSCHE PANAMERA 4 SPORT TURISMO 2018
PORSCHE PANAMERA 4S 2018
PORSCHE PANAMERA 4S EXECUTIVE 2018
PORSCHE PANAMERA 4S SPORT TURISMO 2018
PORSCHE PANAMERA TURBO 2018
PORSCHE PANAMERA TURBO EXECUTIVE 2018
PORSCHE PANAMERA TURBO S E-HYBRID 2018
PORSCHE PANAMERA TURBO S HYBRID 2018
PORSCHE PANAMERA TURBO S HYBRID E 2018
PORSCHE PANAMERA TURBO S HYBRID S 2018
PORSCHE PANAMERA TURBO SPORT TURI 2018

2 Associated Documents

Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-19V180-2323.PDF 218.419KB

Download (PDF, 213KB)


Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-19V180-9923.pdf 245.997KB

Download (PDF, 240KB)


Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=19V180&docType=RCL


 

For reprogramming and flashing Porsche vehicles without a factory diagnostic device, Porsche recommends the following devices:

Recommended Pass Thru Devices:

J2534 Device

CarDAQ-Plus 2 Diagnostic Code Reader and J2534 Programming Tool

Drew Technologies (DRWCDPLUSKIT) CarDAQ-Plus J2534 Flash Reprogramming Kit
Drew Tech CarDaq-M 2 SAE J2534-1/2 Reflash Reprogramming Tool OEM Diagnostics
VSI J2534 ECU Reprogrammer & Diagnostic Adapter
Autel (AULMF2534) MaxiFlash Pro
Dearborn d-Bridge Adapter J2534 OBDII Engineering Tool

 

Porsche is not responsible for any content on these two external sites

Pass Thru – Check ECU

Pass Thru – ECU Check verifies the vehicle compliance with the latest air polution restrictions of the following organisations:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
California Air Resources Board (CARB).

Pass Thru – Check ECU checks the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) stored in the vehicles Digital Motor Electronic (ECU) against the PAG database.

Pass Thru – Check ECU is free of charge and does not require any login.

How to perform a Pass Thru – ECU Check:

  • Enter the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
  • In case of EPA offical enter the CVN ID.
  • In case of CARB offical enter the Cal ID.
  • Click the “CHECK ECU Version” button.

If the VIN is valid you see:

VIN IS VALID – User has the latest Update

How to find the VIN:

The VIN is labeled inside the windscreen at the bottom right side: see sample.

How to get the CVN ID / Cal ID:

CVN / Cal IDs can be retrieved with a generic scan tool device.

techinfo2.porsche.com

 

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