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Porsche Recalls More Than 6,000 Taycan EVs in China Over Seat Wire Harness Issue

Though featuring a striking appearance and a plethora of cutting-edge technologies, Porsche’s first electric vehicle, the Taycan, has been plagued by various issues since its launch, leading to several recalls since its launch. Now, Porsche is recalling 6,172 units of the Taycan EV in China, all from the 2020 and 2021 model years.
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According to a report by CnEVPost, Porsche’s most recent recall refers to an issue with the seat wire harness, which could lead to damage to the front seats and their safety systems.

The Taycan EVs targeted by this recall were manufactured between January 7, 2020, and March 29, 2021, and the recall process will officially start on July 30, 2022, according to China's State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR).

To better understand what the issue entails, SAMR explains that the fabric sheath of the seat wire harness may get caught in the drive shaft of the seat adjuster. This could happen in the case of the front driver and passenger seats.

If this indeed occurs, the seat wire harness could get damaged and, in extreme situations, the seats' Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) could malfunction. The deactivation of the restraint system for the passengers increases the risk of injury in case of vehicle crashes.

What Porsche intends to do is to inspect the seat wire harness in the recalled vehicles. The inspection will be carried out through authorized dealers free of charge for the car owners. If the seat belt is damaged in any way, the carmaker will make sure to repair or replace it.

Porsche last recalled Taycan EVs in China last month over another issue related to improperly routed rear seat belts, which could result in difficulties when trying to install child safety seats. And just a few days ago, the company’s first series-production electric vehicle was also recalled in the U.S. over a software issue.

 
 
 
 
 

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