ARA4 – High-Voltage Batteries May Short Circuit – 2020-2023 Porsche Taycan

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March 20, 2024 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 24V215000

High-Voltage Batteries May Short Circuit

A short circuit in the battery increases the risk of a fire.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 24V215

Manufacturer Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 606

 

Summary

Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (Porsche) is recalling certain 2021-2023 Taycan, Taycan 4 Cross Turismo, 2020-2023 Taycan 4S, Taycan Turbo S, 2021-2022 Taycan 4S Cross Turismo, 2022 Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo, 2022-2023 Taycan GTS, 2023 Taycan GTS Sport Turismo, and 2020-2021 Taycan Turbo vehicles. The high-voltage battery may experience a short circuit within the battery modules.

 

Remedy

Owners are advised to only charge their vehicles to a maximum of 80% battery capacity until the repair has been completed. Dealers will replace the affected modules in the high-voltage battery, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed May 17, 2024. Owners may contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243. Porsche’s number for this recall is ARA4.

 

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.nhtsa.gov.

 

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Chronology :

In 2021 Porsche became aware of a report of a single vehicle battery fire that occurred shortly after charging.

Porsche investigated this incident and began obtaining comparable undamaged batteries from the field for analysis.

In 2023, Porsche became aware of further instances of battery fires in Taycan vehicles after charging.

Therefore, although the root cause analysis was still ongoing, on 6 December 2023 Porsche determined that a safety-related defect exists in the identified vehicles (manufacturer recall identification code APB5).

Porsche continued investigating this issue together with the battery cell/module manufacturer, using in particular data analytics and hardware analyses. With this additional investigation and analyses, on 13 March 2024 Porsche determined that a safety-related defect exists in additional vehicles identified via data analytics and hardware analyses.

As there are different batches of potentially affected Porsche Taycan vehicles which require different remedies, Porsche decided to conduct two different recalls on 13 March 2024 (manufacturer recall identification code ARA4 and ARA5): ARA4 applies to a vehicle population where Porsche has sufficient vehicle battery data.

ARA5 applies to a vehicle population where Porsche does not or not yet have access to sufficient vehicle battery data.

 


21 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
PORSCHE TAYCAN 2021-2023
PORSCHE TAYCAN 4 CROSS TURISMO 2021-2023
PORSCHE TAYCAN 4S 2020-2023
PORSCHE TAYCAN 4S CROSS TURISMO 2021-2022
PORSCHE TAYCAN GTS 2022-2023
PORSCHE TAYCAN GTS SPORT TURISMO 2023
PORSCHE TAYCAN TURBO 2020-2021
PORSCHE TAYCAN TURBO S 2020-2023

 


2 Associated Documents

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-24V215-7332.pdf 645.805KB

 


Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-24V215-9738.PDF 243.125KB

 


Latest Recalls Documents

For the Latest and Most recent Recall Information Visit the link below…

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=24V215&docType=RCL

 


 

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