Illinois residents who own new Porsches may be interested in the car maker's recent recall announcement. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Porsche is recalling 288 vehicles via two separate recalls. The announcement did not state whether either issue had led to a car accident; however, the NHTSA's statement did suggest that one issue is capable of causing an accident.
The first recall is for 207 vehicles that fall under the Cayenne model. They include the 2013-14 Cayenne and Cayenne GTS, the 2013 Cayenne Diesel and the 2014 Cayenne S, S Hybrid, Turbo and Turbo S vehicles. All of the Cayenne vehicles in the recall were manufactured between May 27 and June 10, 2013. Porsche is recalling the vehicles because the fuel gauge may overstate the amount of fuel left in the tank and the mileage left in the car's range; thus, vehicles may run out of gas and stall before the driver has a chance to refill the tank.
The second recall is for 81 vehicles, including the 2014 Boxster, Boxster S, Cayman, Cayman S and 911 Carrera. The affected cars in this recall were all manufactured between September 2 and September 23, 2013. Porsche is recalling these vehicles because of a potential problem with the airbags on the passenger side. A defective wiring harness may deactivate the airbags, creating a safety issue for passengers.
If these issues led to accidents that resulted in or exacerbated an injury, the injured victim may have the opportunity to sue the relevant manufacturers for damages. Personal injury cases that involve defective products can be complicated and technical, but an attorney with relevant experience could help the victim build their case.
Source: Edmunds, "Porsche Recalls 2013-'14 Vehicles for Two Problems", Anita Lienert, November 25, 2013