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Germany: Recall order issued for Porsche Cayennes with 'unauthorised' emission software02:35

Germany: Recall order issued for Porsche Cayennes with 'unauthorised' emission software

Germany, Berlin
July 27, 2017 at 23:44 GMT -00:00 · Published

Federal Minister for Transport and Digital Infrastructure Alexander Dobrindt announced in Berlin the recall and ban of all Porsche Cayenne models equipped with 3-litre engines, Thursday, after the discovery of an "unauthorised switch-off device for the cleaning of waste gas" emissions.

"It is about a Porsche Cayenne 3 litre, TDI, generation 2, MP euro 6, gear AL 1-1000 with 193 kilowatt," explained Dobrindt, before going on to announce, "We are obliging Porsche to recall this car, because an unauthorised switch-off device for the cleaning of waste gas has been identified in this car, and we are imposing a prohibition on the registration of this vehicle, meaning that no new vehicles [of this type] can be brought into circulation."

The German Transport and Digital Infrastructure Ministry currently does not know "the reason why there is this software in this car," as such Porsche Cayenne models come "equipped with a modern emmision control technology; so, from our perspective, these cars are technically able to comply with the emmision limit."

The minister said that the costs behind the recall "will of course be borne 100 percent by the manufacturer" and that car owners "will be called to bring in their cars for modification."

Authorities suspect that the software used by Porsche is similar to the one used in 2015 by Volkswagen on its vehicles to cheat on emission tests.

Germany: Recall order issued for Porsche Cayennes with 'unauthorised' emission software02:35
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Federal Minister for Transport and Digital Infrastructure Alexander Dobrindt announced in Berlin the recall and ban of all Porsche Cayenne models equipped with 3-litre engines, Thursday, after the discovery of an "unauthorised switch-off device for the cleaning of waste gas" emissions.

"It is about a Porsche Cayenne 3 litre, TDI, generation 2, MP euro 6, gear AL 1-1000 with 193 kilowatt," explained Dobrindt, before going on to announce, "We are obliging Porsche to recall this car, because an unauthorised switch-off device for the cleaning of waste gas has been identified in this car, and we are imposing a prohibition on the registration of this vehicle, meaning that no new vehicles [of this type] can be brought into circulation."

The German Transport and Digital Infrastructure Ministry currently does not know "the reason why there is this software in this car," as such Porsche Cayenne models come "equipped with a modern emmision control technology; so, from our perspective, these cars are technically able to comply with the emmision limit."

The minister said that the costs behind the recall "will of course be borne 100 percent by the manufacturer" and that car owners "will be called to bring in their cars for modification."

Authorities suspect that the software used by Porsche is similar to the one used in 2015 by Volkswagen on its vehicles to cheat on emission tests.

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