Volkswagen AG is recalling around 800,000 VW and Porsche vehicles worldwide over a potential problem involving its pedals.
The company found that 391,000 VW Touaregs and 409,477 Porsche Cayennes built between 2011 and 2016 could have an issue with a clip loosening on the bearing bracket of the cars’ pedals. According to a Porsche statement, the problem was found during an internal check, and so far, no problems or accidents have resulted from this issue.
The Cayenne SUV has been Porsche’s best-selling vehicle in the U.S., and its recent February sales report showed that the month’s total sales were at 3,561 vehicles, up 11.2% over the previous year. According to Bloomberg, the Cayenne was Porsche’s best-selling line before the smaller Macan models overtook it in global sales last year.
Add this to the string of hits to the reputation of the German automaker still recovering from last year’s diesel emissions scandal. On Thursday, a federal judge in San Francisco gave Volkswagen
and regulators until April 21 to thrash out a “concrete proposal” to get 600,000 polluting VW diesel cars “off the road.”
Earlier in March, a whistleblower sued Volkswagen for allegedly firing the employee for trying to stop the company from deleting evidence relevant to the investigation over emissions cheating in its cars.