RECALL: Hundreds of Porsche Cayenne SUVs could catch fire, prompting call to park safely

Porsche Australia has recalled 244 examples of the Cayenne large SUV that pose a fire risk.

The recall involves MY19-MY20 Turbo wagon, MY20 Turbo coupe, MY20 Turbo S E-Hybrid wagon and MY20 Turbo S E-Hybrid coupe versions of the Cayenne sold between November 29, 2017, and December 5, 2019, which may leak fuel at very high engine temperatures.

This potential issue is caused by the weakness of a component in the ‘quick connector’ on the fuel supply line.

If fuel leakage were to occur close to an ignition source, it could start a fire and therefore increase the risk of serious injury to vehicle occupants and other road users, as well as property damage.

Affected owners will be contacted by Porsche Australia via mail with instructions to book their vehicle in a preferred dealership for a free-of-charge repair.

That said, service technicians won’t be able to do the work until replacement parts become available at the end of next month.

In the interim, if impacted owners see or smell fuel leaking from their vehicle, Porsche Australia says they should park it safely and immediately contact a preferred dealership.

Those looking for more information can visit Porsche Australia’s website or contact a preferred dealership during business hours.

A full list of involved Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) can be found at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s ACCC Product Safety Australia website.