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Porsche Issues Taycan Recall Over Faulty Software

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July 6, 2021—Porsche AG issued a recall Friday of its electric Taycan vehicle due to faulty software that can cause a sudden and total loss of power to the engine. 

The recall affects 43,000 units of the four-door sports car, according to a report from Reuters. Porsche executive Klaus Rechberger said the shutdown was seen in about 130 cars but added no accidents were reported. 

The recall comes one year into the life of Porsche's flagship EV. Company officials said a software update will be required to fix the issues, though an over-the-air download of that update "would not be possible in this case."

"Owners of the affected vehicles can continue to use them and will be contacted directly by their responsible Porsche partner," the company said in a news release. "A workshop appointment that will be free of charge should take place as soon as possible and the software update will take about an hour."

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