Porsche has issued a recall for 2011 and 2012 models of its Cayenne crossover. The recall includes the base Cayenne, as well as vehicles from the S, S Hybrid, and Turbo lines.
According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the headlights on the recalled vehicles may detach from the fender. In night-driving, that could seriously impair visibility, and during the daylight hours, it might just be very surprising. Either scenario could result in an accident.
The NHTSA doesn't provide specifics as to what's causing the headlights to detach, only that the problem lies within the headlamp locking assembly. The flaw seems limited to vehicles manufactured between March 8, 2010 and January 31, 2012. In all, 20,278 vehicles are included in the recall.
Porsche has fast-tracked this recall and began notifying owners yesterday. Once owners receive that notice, they can take their vehicle to a Porsche dealer, who will replace both headlamp locking assemblies free of charge.
Should you have additional questions, we encourage you to contact your local dealer, or call Porsche at 800-767-7243 and ask about safety recall AC01. Alternately, you can call the NHTSA at 888-327-4236 and ask about campaign #12V065000.