GERMAN authorities have ordered the EU-wide recall of 60,000 Porsche vehicles after finding they emitted excessive pollutants because of software that turned down emission controls during driving.
The Federal Motor Transport Authority said today that it had discussed ‘impermissible defeat devices’ that led to increased emissions of harmful nitrogen oxides at Volkswagen’s Porsche sports car division.
It follows last month’s raid by German prosecutors on Porsche and Audi offices in Stuttgart and Ingolstadt.
The mandatory recall covers 6,755 4.2-litre V8 diesel Cayenne vehicles from 2015 and 2016, and 52,831 3.0-litre V6 diesel Macans similar to the one pictured.
The vehicles affected were certified under the Euro 6 standard. Porsche’s engines are made by Volkswagen’s Audi luxury division.
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