According to documents published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Porsche recalled 9,570 Taycan electric vehicles due to seat problems. The electric car in question was produced between October 2, 2019 and May 18, 2021.
The problem is related to the wiring harness in the driver’s and front passenger’s seats, which can become damaged when the passenger adjusts the seat back and forth.
Basically, the cloth sheath around the wiring harness can be pulled into the seat adjuster drive shaft, in rare cases, causing damage. Unfortunately, these components run multiple systems and if damaged, have the potential to cause additional restraint systems to malfunction or be disabled.
The car owner will be notified of the damage via the red airbag warning light, but if the car is involved in an accident after the damage has occurred, the front seat passengers are at greater risk of injury.
Fortunately, this was a problem Porsche was aware of before the crash and resulted in fatalities. So this German manufacturer will fix it as a precaution. The company plans to start informing customers on June 24 and they will be asked to bring their vehicles in for inspection.
If necessary, Porsche engineers will add more fabric tape to secure the wiring harness under the seat and prevent potential damage during adjustment. This repair will be done free of charge.