Porsche recalls nearly 200,000 vehicles for possible headlight glare
Porsche is recalling more than 193,000 cars and SUVs spanning nearly two decades for a missing screw cap on the headlight housing that can cause excessive glare to oncoming drivers. The recalls encompasses the Macan and Cayenne crossover SUVs, the Panamera sedan and wagon, and the Cayman S sport coupe, the NHTSA disclosed on Monday.
What sounds like a small issue affecting a lot of vehicles may be more than meets the eye. The missing screw cap acted as a seal on the angle and adjustment of a headlight. Without that sealing cap, the headlight could be inadvertently adjusted to a setting that could cause excessive glare to other motorists, or limit the driver’s vision in the affected vehicles.
Most of the Porsches affected by the recall are older models, and mostly Cayennes. Here’s the list:
2003-2006 Porsche Cayenne
2008-2014 Porsche Cayenne
2016-2017 Porsche Cayenne
2003-2006 Porsche Cayenne S
2008-2009 Porsche Cayenne S
2011-2015 Porsche Cayenne S and S Hybrid, E-Hybrid
2006 Porsche Cayenne Turbo and Cayenne Turbo S
2008-2015 Porsche Cayenne Turbo
2009-2010, 2014, 2016 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S
2008-2010, 2013-2014, 2016 Porsche Cayenne GTS
2010 Porsche Cayenne Transsyberia
2013-2015 Porsche Cayenne Diesel
2015 Porsche Macan S and Turbo
2018 Porsche Macan S
2020 Porsche Macan
2010-2016 Porsche Panamera S, 4S, Turbo, and Turbo S (2012-2016)
2011-2016 Porsche Panamera and Panamera 4
2012-2016 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid and S E-Hybrid (2015-2016)
2013-2016 Porsche Panamera GTS
Owners can expect a recall notice by mail as early as Oct. 29, 2022, as well as a reimbursement offer for owners who have already fixed the issue out of pocket. Porsche dealers will inspect the headlights for sealing caps and install missing caps where necessary, free of charge. For more info, contact Porsche’s customer service at 1-800-767-7243 or visit Porsche’s recall website.