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by David Zalstein

Four Porsche Panamera Turbo S models have been recalled after a turbocharger fault was discovered that could result in an engine bay fire.

According to the official recall notice published on the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) website, the $443,600 twin-turbo V8 Porsche Panamera models recalled were fitted with turbochargers that did not conform to quality standards, with the fault, in extreme cases, possibly leading to fire.

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The ACCC recommends, “Consumers should contact their nearest Porsche dealer to arrange for both turbochargers to be replaced.”

The 410kW/750Nm Turbo S tops the four-door’s range ahead of the Panamera Diesel, Panamera, Panamera 4, Panamera S, Panamera 4S, Panamera S Hybrid, Panamera GTS and Panamera Turbo.

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Porsche isn’t the first high-end manufacturer to deal with recalls in Australia this year: in May, one Ferrari 458 Italia and one Ferrari California were recalled for a crankshaft tolerance issue, while Rolls Royce brought in 25 Rolls Royce Ghosts and 81 Phantoms to repair a turbo cooling pump and braking system fault, respectively.




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