Porsche North America will be contacting tho owners of certain 2020 Cayenne SUV's because of a problem affecting the transmission system.
According to the defect report, certain 2020 Cayenne vehicles may have been manufactured with automatic transmission gearbox oil pipes that were made from a material that was not certified. Because of the difference in material, the flange and pipe were not fused and could not create a permanent connection. These insufficient welds on the transmission oil pipe could result in an oil leak.
Drivers will be alerted of a problem through transmission fluid drips beneath the vehicle and/or a transmission malfunction warning light.
Dealers will inspect the transmission oil pipe and replace it as necessary. Porsche's number for this recall is ALA5 and the NHTSA campaign number is 20V271.
Under a separate recall, Porsche will be asking some 2019-2020 Cayenne owners to return to their dealerships to repair a problem affecting the fuel system. The Cayenne's affected include the Turbo, Turbo Coupe and the Turbo S Hybrid Coupe.
Some of these vehicles may have been manufactured with an engine compartment fuel line connector that does not meet the manufacturer design specifications. High engine compartment temperatures could subject the connector to temperatures above their operating limit causing the material to soften and leak. If the connector starts to leak, owners will be alerted by a fuel smell from the engine compartment.
Dealers will correct the problem by replacing the fuel line and connector. Porsche's number for this recall is ALA4 and the NHTSA campaign number is 20V270.