A faulty pedal mechanism is cited as the reason behind a recall of 391,000 VW Touaregs and 409,477 Porsche Cayennes built between 2011 and 2016
29 March 2016

The Volkswagen Group is recalling 391,000 VW Touaregs and 409,477 Porsche Cayennes built between 2011 and 2016 because of a fault with the pedal mechanism.

In an official statement, the VW Group said the recall was necessary because “a circlip could be loose on the bearing bracket for pedals”.

A Porsche statement added: "The problem was found during internal inspections and remedied in the ongoing series. Vehicle owners will be contacted directly by the Porsche dealer responsible for them. A workshop appointment that will be free of charge will be arranged as quickly as possible and will take less than half an hour."

Both the VW Touareg and Porsche Cayenne are built on the same underpinnings, explaining why the problem is common to both cars. The VW Group says 17,219 Touaregs are affected in the UK, while Porsche has said 14,600 UK-based Cayennes are affected.

 

 

The announcement is another blow to the VW Group as it prepares to face legal and regulatory proceedings in the US regarding the emissions cheating scandal.

The VW Group is under pressure to present the California Air Resources Board with a satisfactory fix for the 600,000 cars affected by the scandal in the US, while legal proceedings are gathering pace. Some analysts have predicted that VW’s fines for the emissions cheat could top $40 billion (£28bn).

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db

24 March 2016

Porsche really are now a blinged up VW product. Oops the cash cow has obviously got genetic problems possibly too much in breeding... Skoda next !

24 March 2016

Go underneath a Bentley Continental GT and you can find VW, Audi, Seat and a Skoda badge.

24 March 2016
db wrote:

Porsche really are now a blinged up VW product. Oops the cash cow has obviously got genetic problems possibly too much in breeding... Skoda next !

Development of what became the Porsche Cayenne, Audi Q7 and VW Touareg started as a Porsche development, intended to widen their appeal and sales - after being fully integrated within VW Group following VW's purchase of remaining Porsche shares, the project was then widened to include Audi and VW versions - and more recently to Bentley and Lamborghini.

The VW Phaeton and Touareg are undoubtedly VW vanity projects, designed and built to a higher standard than mainstream VW models and good enough to spawn much more expensive versions - I find it difficult to find fault with that approach.

25 March 2016
Ruperts Trooper wrote:
db wrote:

Porsche really are now a blinged up VW product. Oops the cash cow has obviously got genetic problems possibly too much in breeding... Skoda next !

Development of what became the Porsche Cayenne, Audi Q7 and VW Touareg started as a Porsche development, intended to widen their appeal and sales - after being fully integrated within VW Group following VW's purchase of remaining Porsche shares, the project was then widened to include Audi and VW versions - and more recently to Bentley and Lamborghini.

Err... no, it didn't start as a Porsche project. The lead architecture programme was AU736 (an AUdi programme), defining the programme requirements. This then had PO736, BY736 and VW736, the Cayenne, Bentayga and Touareg re-skins running behind it. LB736 came along a bit late. Planning isn't one of the Italian's stronger skills. Porsche may well have been working on a project, but 736 has been in VW's cycle plan for years and years.

db

24 March 2016

Doesn't really matter its all badge engineering and selling the brand life style etc. Labels and badges come at a price and high production levels will in the end equal lower residuals eroded brand vales and zero exclusivity. Look what has happened to the reps favourite cars from Audi BMW and Mercedes zero exclusivity and mainstream residuals.

29 March 2016
db wrote:

Doesn't really matter its all badge engineering and selling the brand life style etc. Labels and badges come at a price and high production levels will in the end equal lower residuals eroded brand vales and zero exclusivity. Look what has happened to the reps favourite cars from Audi BMW and Mercedes zero exclusivity and mainstream residuals.

Completely agree - go to any car giant and you will see more "premium" models than any other car. Its getting to the stage where not to have a premium badge means you are part of a exclusive club!

25 March 2016

How many,if any, Porsche owners wonder why VW are writing to them.

 

Hydrogen cars just went POP

25 March 2016

I thought these cars would be recalled for fixing emissions as Porsche, Audi wagon have done in the US. But no such relief for the European customers. As generally we seem quite happy with a higher level of fatal emissions.

26 March 2016
fadyady wrote:

I thought these cars would be recalled for fixing emissions as Porsche, Audi wagon have done in the US. But no such relief for the European customers. As generally we seem quite happy with a higher level of fatal emissions.

No need, in Europe - the Touareg, Cayenne and Q7 aren't involved in the EU end of the emissions issue - as they don't use any of the affected 4-cylinder engines - they only use V6, V8, V10 and W12 engines.

29 March 2016
Ruperts Trooper wrote:

No need, in Europe - the Touareg, Cayenne and Q7 aren't involved in the EU end of the emissions issue - as they don't use any of the affected 4-cylinder engines - they only use V6, V8, V10 and W12 engines.

Porsche Audi wagon do not use 4-cylinder diesel engines in Cayenne and Touareg. The US has found at fault the group's bigger diesel engines as well.

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