Porsche recalls flagship electric model Taycan due to software problem

Porsche will showcase the new Taycan 4S at the LA Auto Show on November 20, 2019 in Los Angeles, CA. (Andrew Karen / Reuters)

Frankfurt — Luxury sports car maker Porsche AG said Friday that it needed to recall 43,000 electric Thai-can cars with flawed software that could suddenly shut down a battery-powered engine.

The recall will affect all Taycan cars produced and delivered by June, the company said, adding more cars and receiving software updates to fix the problem. Taycan was launched last year.

Porsche executive Klaus Lechberger told journalists that the problem was observed in about 130 cars, adding that it was not known that the accident had occurred as a result.

Porsche’s new Taycan 4S logo was shot at the LA Auto Show on November 20, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Andrew Cullen / Reuters)

A low-end 4-door sports car with a mileage of 450km (280 miles), the Taycan is Porsche’s attempt to attract customers to luxury electric vehicles.

Porsche, a member of the Volkswagen Group, said that wireless software updates are not possible in this case. This means that Taycan owners should take into account an hour’s visit to a local repair center.

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