Porsche recalls 12,000 Taycans over screens going black

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Porsche is recalling more than 12,000 Taycan units sold in the US due to problems with the center screen. The touch-enabled console has software issues that could make it go black.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s report, the screen in the Taycan may not come up when the car engine is started. This prevents the driver from seeing their surrounding through the rearview camera. The 360-degree surround-view may also flicker.

Porsche began receiving reports of the malfunction in March and has had time to conduct a review of what went wrong. The cars affected were made between October 21st, 2019, and April 25th, 2022.

The NHTSA says Porsche will fix the issue through a software update. The company will add other fixes to the update, addressing other problems and bringing the car’s software to the latest version. It is compelled to inform Taycan owners by August 5th, but dealers have already been informed.

Porsche had issued a recall last month, affecting almost 10,000 units of the flagship Taycan, manufactured between October 2nd, 2019, and May 18th, 2021. The issue was a wiring harness in the front seat that could become damaged when the seat is adjusted repeatedly, leading to the supplemental restraint systems not working correctly.

The affected owners will begin receiving notification from June 2th and will have to take their cars to the nearest dealership for a free repair.

There was another seat-related recall affecting over 6,000 Taycans in March. According to the recall notice, the problem was with the centre-rear seat belt buckle wiring harness on cars with optional center rear seats.

You can read the full recall below.

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