Porsche is recalling about 9,000 vehicles across a wide range of model years because the transmission shifter could detach from the transmission.
According to a recall notice on Transport Canada’s website, if the shifter detaches, it could cause the transmission not to shift gears when the shifter is moved. As a result, the transmission could be in a different gear than the gear shifter indicates.
Transport Canada warns that if a driver attempts to exit the vehicle while the transmission is not in park, and the parking brake is not applied, the vehicle could move suddenly.
The recall affects 8,742 Cayenne, Cayenne S, Cayenne Turbo, Panamera, Panamera 4, Panamera 4s and Panamera Turbo vehicles. Affected model years range from 2003 through 2016.
Porsche says it will notify owners by mail and instruct them to take their vehicle to a dealer to replace the shifter cable bushing. Meanwhile, the automaker and Transport Canada are advising owners of the affected vehicles to use the parking brake anytime the vehicle is parked.
Earlier in June, Porsche reported May sales of 928 units, an increase of 6.2 per cent compared with the same period last year. The 928 sales established a new monthly record in the brand’s Canadian history. It was also the first time the automaker sold more than 900 units in a month in Canada.