Porsche Cars Australia has recalled 22 examples of its electric Taycan due to a fault that could lead to a vehicle fire.

    Owners of affected Porsche Taycans have been advised to limit their maximum battery charge to 80 per cent.

    “Due to a manufacturing issue, the cell modules installed in the high voltage battery may be defective,” the manufacturer said in its recall notice. 

    “A short circuit could cause a thermal overload and result in a vehicle fire over time. The potential defect can be determined with an initial check.

    “A vehicle fire could increase the risk of injury or death to vehicle occupants, other road users and bystanders, and/or damage to property.”

    • A total of 22 vehicles built between 2018 and 2024 are affected
    • The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) list is attached here
    • The recall notice is attached here

    If you own an affected Taycan, you can contact your Porsche dealer to arrange an initial check of the battery modules. 

    If the check result shows no defects, the vehicle requires no further action. If the check result shows a possible defect, Porsche will arrange the repair of their vehicle, free of charge.

    “Until the check is completed, we urgently ask owners to temporarily charge the high-voltage battery to a maximum of 80 per cent. This minimises the potential risk described above and also protects the battery,” the company says.

    “Additionally, owners should contact their Official Porsche Centre, as it may be possible for the check be carried out via over-the-air services, without the need for a workshop visit.”

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    Jordan Mulach

    Born and raised in Canberra, Jordan has worked as a full-time automotive journalist since 2021, being one of the most-published automotive news writers in Australia before joining CarExpert in 2024.

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