Porsche Taycan EVs being probed by US safety agency for power loss issue: Report

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened a preliminary probe into 2020-2021 Porsche Taycan models after receiving nine complaints and two field reports about a loss of power in the vehicles, as per a report by Automotive News.

2020 Porsche Tayan (AP)
2020 Porsche Tayan

As per the complaints, the Taycan can lose power even when in motion and at any speed without giving the driver a prior warning. Though some complainants said that they did receive a message stating “electrical system error" and were instructed to park the vehicle in a safe place. However, there was no warning that the car might lose power completely. Six of the complainants were not able to restart their vehicle after the vehicles lost power once.

A loss of charge in the Taycan's 12-volt battery could deactivate the vehicle's electrical system and render it inoperable, NHTSA was quoted as saying. The agency has said that it is investigating 12,146 vehicles but Porsche told Automotive News that it has only sold 6,552 Taycans from the 2020-2021 model years in the United States. A spokesperson was quoted as saying that they weren’t sure where the NHTSA was getting their numbers from. "It bears no relation to the number of Taycans in this country, either sold or in transit, or inventory," the spokesperson was quoted as saying.

Also check these Vehicles

Find more Cars
Porsche Taycan (HT Auto photo)
₹ 1.50 - 2.10 Cr* *Ex-showroom price
Add to compare
Check latest offers
Porsche 911 (HT Auto photo)
₹ 1.64 - 3.08 Cr* *Ex-showroom price
Add to compare
Check latest offers
Porsche Panamera (HT Auto photo)
₹ 1.44 - 2.71 Cr* *Ex-showroom price
Add to compare
Check latest offers
Porsche Cayenne (HT Auto photo)
₹ 1.27 - 1.93 Cr* *Ex-showroom price
Add to compare
Check latest offers
Porsche Macan (HT Auto photo)
₹ 69.98 - 84.04 Lakhs* *Ex-showroom price
Add to compare
Check latest offers
Porsche 718 (HT Auto photo)
₹85.46 Lakhs - 1.64 Cr* Ex-showroom price
Add to compare
Check latest offers

Also Read : Why Porsche ditched and deserted diesel in current times of electric power

He further added, "We are already underway in addressing this issue and look forward to answering NHTSA’s questions and quickly resolving the underlying issue, should one be confirmed “All Taycans remain safe to drive. We are not aware of accidents reported in connection with this issue."

However, the company said that it was aware of the issue and had received an inquiry from the NHTSA. If the safety agency's investigation finds a persistent fault or manufacturing defect in the Taycan, the company may initiate a recall of the electric vehicle.

First Published Date: 23 May 2021, 13:11 PM IST
Shopping Bag Shop Now
74% OFF
Microfiber Car Cleaning Soft Brush Ideal as Mop Duster, Washing Brush with Long Handle, Dust Cleaner Car Wash Brush with Handle, Soft Brush Scratch Free, Cleaning Dashboard Curved Design - Grey
Rs. 389 Rs. 1,499
73% OFF
IDELLA Car Duster, Extendable Long Handle Microfiber Car Duster Exterior Scratch Free Car Cleaning Tool, Car Dust Brush for Truck, Pickup, SUV, RV, Motorcycle, Vehicles Cleaning,(Multicolor)
Rs. 239 Rs. 899
1% OFF
GOODAIR Clear Car Windshield Enhancer | Classic |12 Tablets
Rs. 295 Rs. 299
55% OFF
Antson Portable High Power 2 in 1 Car Vacuum Cleaner | USB Rechargeable Wireless Handheld Car Vacuum Cleaner Traveling, Camping Reusable and Sustainable, Portable,Rechargeable Vacuum (2 in 1)
Rs. 899 Rs. 1,999

Please provide your details to get Personalized Offers on

Choose city
+91 | Choose city
Choose city
Choose city
Powered by: Acko Logo
Please be noted that any information provided herein above will be received by Acko General Insurance Limited (“Acko”). By mentioning the above information, you agree to provide these details and information to Acko.
By clicking "View Offers" you Agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy

Dear Name

Please verify your mobile number.

+91 | Choose city
Couldn't verify the OTP.
It's either expired or it's incorrect.