Mar. 7, 2012 (China Knowledge) - Porsche, the Germany-based luxury sports car maker, has announced the recall of 20,826 Cayenne crossover SUVs due to a potential flaw in their headlights, sources reported.
The recall, which is scheduled to begin on Mar. 23, will target models, consisting of Cayenne, Cayenne S, Cayenne S Hybrid, Cayenne Turbo and Cayenne Diesel, manufactured between early March 2010 and late January 2012.
The headlights may not have been installed properly and may lead to risk of falling out after sustained driving. All affected Cayenne models will be fixed free.
A person familiar with the matter said the recall followed several U.S. incidents of Cayenne crashing at night.
In 2011, Porsche sold a combined 24,340 vehicles in mainland China, Hong Kong
, reflecting a year-on-year increase of 64.6% from 14,785 units.
The firm's sales of Boxster models surged 70.7% to 1,403 units last year, while sales of Cayman and 911 reached 999 and 929 units, up 34.1% and 20.2% year on year, respectively.