Porsche recalls select 2012 Panamera, Cayenne models over turbo fractures

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Report Date: July 17, 2012 at 03:39 PM NHTSA Campaign ID number: 12V329000
Vehicle Make / Model: 2012 PORSCHE CAYENNE, 2011 PORSCHE PANAMERA,
2012 PORSCHE PANAMERA Manufacturer: PORSCHE CARS NORTH AMERICA, INC. Mfr's Report Date: JUL 11, 2012
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:TURBO-CHARGER Potential Number of Units Affected: 270
Summary: PORSCHE IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011-2012 PANAMERA TURBO, 2012 PANAMERA TURBO S, AND 2012 CAYENNE TURBO VEHICLES. THE TURBINE WHEEL OF A TURBOCHARGER MAY FRACTURE DUE TO A CASTING DEFECT. IF A FRACTURE OCCURS, VEHICLE PERFORMANCE WILL BE DECREASED AND THE TURBINE SHAFT MAY FRACTURE.
Consequence: IF THE SHAFT FRACTURES, OIL MAY BE DRAWN INTO THE EXHAUST SYSTEM, RESULTING IN SMOKE AND THE INCREASED RISK OF A FIRE.
Remedy: PORSCHE WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE TURBINE WHEELS, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN JULY 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT PORSCHE AT 1-800-767-7243.
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