Porsche Issues Yet Another Recall for the Macan

Shutterstock

The Macan crossover is proving to be the problem child for Porsche. The automaker issued a recall for more than 70,000 of the vehicles after they discovered the risk of a fuel leak. Read on to find out which models are affected.

Recall Details

The Porsche Macan, Macan S, Macan GTS, and Macan Turbo are all part of this latest recall. Vehicles from model years 2015-2018 are included.

According to the official recall announcement via the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “in certain rare circumstances, the fuel pump service cover can deflect and put pressure on the flow nozzle on the filter flange of the fuel pump. This can result in hairline cracks potentially leading to fuel seepage and fuel odor.”

Porsche insists that a very small percentage–as low as 1%–of vehicles in this recall have the faulty part that can cause a gas leak and subsequent risk of fire.

This round of recalls for the Macan is set to begin by April 10, and although Porsche has not announced the specific actions they plan to take, it’s likely that technicians will inspect the fuel pump cover and replace it if needed.

Multiple Recall for Some Macans

Certain Porsche Macan owners who bought their crossovers between 2015 and 2017 have already experienced multiple rounds of recalls.

  • In 2015, Porsche recalled over 20,000 Macans due to a possible leak in the fuel line caused by low pressure.
  • In 2017, the automaker recalled over 50,000 of the vehicles for faulty airbags that failed to deploy in a crash.
  • Again in 2017, Macans from the 2015-2017 model years were recalled due to a problem with the fuel pump flange. This recall is similar to the one being performed now.
  • During 2018, Porsche recalled Macans for a non-functional control unit as well as a poorly sewn “ski bag” on some models.

The Macan might be an upscale luxury crossover, but it’s not the best SUV deal on the market by a long shot. With a base price of $51,000 for the 2020 Macan, we can only hope that Porsche has managed to iron out the problems that caused so much trouble with the 2015-2018 model years.

If you have questions about the recall, please contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243. You can also get more information about Porsche recalls on their website.

Make sure you have your VIN handy! You can find the vehicle identification number on the top of the dash on the driver’s side. The VIN can also be used to search the NHTSA database here.