According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) some Taycans have been noted to have automatically initiated their hazard signals in situations that didn’t necessarily warrant it. Somehow the government agency is calling this a potentially dangerous situation, because the cars “exceed the automatic activation.” The agency claims this could be confusing or even startling for people behind the car, causing a potential for them to crash. First of all, if you’re startled by hazard lights, especially to the point of crashing, you need to not be on roads at all, like ever. Secondly, if hazard lights are bad when nothing is going wrong, by that logic they would exacerbate issues when something actually is going wrong on the roadways.
Anyway, a total of 11,827 Taycan units are included in this recall campaign. Only sedans built between Oct. 21, 2019 and Sept. 17, 2021 are affected by this recall, so pretty much all of them. The recall is expected to go down in mid-December and you should hear from your local dealer shortly if your car is one of the recalled.
Basically, your Taycan could initiate the hazard signal sequence in a situation it deems potentially dangerous, like following too close to the car in front or getting cut off by a slower car with your adaptive cruise control activated. Drivers will be aware of the hazard lights turning on, because the signals on the dashboard will also illuminate at the same time. They can also be deactivated by the driver with a quick punch of the triangle hazards button.
The recall has been given the name AMC1 by Porsche, so if you call your dealer you should already be able to get an appointment on the books to get this recall dealt with. Porsche became aware of the issue in August of 2021 and made the update universal on all Taycans built post mid-September. Obviously this recall will be handled free of charge, because all Taycans affected are still under factory warranty. Porsche will not be offering a reimbursement plan, so you can probably just wait until you need tires or something and get it done at that time.
You can call Porsche for more information at 1-800-767-7243, or you can get in touch with the NHTSA’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236.