German transport ministry orders mandatory recall of Porsche’s Cayenne
Federal transport minister Alexander Dobrindt announced the recall of certain models of Porsche’s SUV Cayenne equipped with 3-litre diesel engines. It also ordered a registration moratorium for new vehicles, after tests by the ministry (BMVi) and the Federal Office for Motor Traffic (KBA) found potentially illegal emissions controlling software in the Volkswagen subsidiary's vehicles. 7,500 cars registered in Germany and 22,000 registered in Europe were affected, said the minister. “Manufacturers will, of course, bear 100 percent of the costs,” Dobrindt told reporters at a press conference in Berlin. Software updates should suffice to enable the cars to comply with emissions limits, he said. Certain models of Volkswagen’s Tuareg could also be affected and would now be tested, said Dobrindt.
Find the video of transport minister Dobrindt’s announcement in German here.
For background, read the CLEW factsheet The debate over an end to combustion engines in Germany and the CLEW article Reactions to allegations over German carmaker cartel.