Porsche recalls certain 2013-2015 Boxster and Cayman models | Automotive News
It is a truism in the automotive world that the products of German automakers are not as reliable as some others, but there is one perceived exception to this rule. As a rule, models bearing the Porsche badge are considered quite durable. However, the Stuttgart-based automaker is not immune to imperfections either, as evidenced by its most recent recall.
This affects approximately 5,000 2013-2015 Boxster models that were assembled between 2012 and 2015. Specifically, the company has launched a voluntary recall that applies to approximately 5,000 Boxster Cayman cars. Theses can present a potentially dangerous problem for drivers. The Transport Canada website explains that “the side brackets of the rear axle bracket can crack and possibly break.” If both brackets break while driving, there could be a sudden loss of vehicle control. “
The recall applies to 4,934 models sold in the United States and to 442 others in Canada; affected vehicles include the Boxster, Boxster S, Boxster GTS, Cayman, Cayman S and Cayman GTS. Some of these are more affected than others in terms of numbers – the affected Boxster and Boxster S cars were manufactured between September 2012 and July 2014, while the GTS versions were assembled from May to July 2014.
Porsche noticed the problem in March 2020 and immediately began testing the part. A total of 10 of the 153 side sections tested were found to be defective; they developed cracks that could become fractures with the potential to cause drivers to lose control.
Porsche will replace the rear axle support side sections on all affected cars free of charge, whether or not cracks have developed. The company will notify owners by mail starting in November and ask them to take their vehicles to a dealership for the rear axle support side brackets to be replaced.