Potential trailing arm failure forces Porsche to recall Cayenne

Models sold in late 2020 recalled over rear suspension fault

Porsche Cayenne


  • 92 cars recalled due to trailing arm issue
  • Cars sold between September 16 and October 31 affected
  • Porsche tells owners a stock issue is preventing immediate action

Porsche has issued a recall notice for its 2021 Cayenne due to a potential trailing arm failure, affecting 92 of 1385 models sold throughout last year.

Owners who purchased a Cayenne between September 16 and October 31, 2020 are being contacted by Porsche after the German brand discovered the clamping nuts on the rear trailing arm were not made to specification, causing potential failure over the life of the vehicle. 

Excessive wear between the trailing arm and wheel carrier can cause failure of the parts and adversely affect handing, leading to a risk of injury for occupants.

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Though parts are unavailable until the middle of June, Porsche is contacting owners and will arrange for repairs to be undertaken at their preferred dealership, free of charge.

Porsche has stated if owners notice any noises coming from the rear axle or a change in the handling of their Cayenne, they should park the car immediately and contact their nearest Porsche Centre or Porsche Roadside Assistance on 1800 659 911.

A list of affected VINs can be found here.


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