The Federal Motor Transport Authority has the solution to the cheat software problem with the Cayenne with 4, 2-liter diesel approved via software update. In a second step, the authority has now P orsche granted permission to recall the affected Cayenne and Panamera models. There are 6,750 vehicles across Europe, 3,900 of which are in Germany.
On July 31, the KBA also approved the software update for vehicles of the Macan 3.0-liter V6 diesel in emission class Euro 6 Approved. Accordingly, Porsche is now bringing Macan 3.0-liter V6 diesel vehicles of the EU6 emission class to the workshops for software updates. The background to this is that internal investigations revealed a need for improvement in the engine control software with regard to the emissions behavior in real driving. As a result, the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) ordered a retrofit through a software update as part of a recall in May 2018. According to Porsche, the previous manufacturer's information on fuel consumption, maximum engine output, maximum torque and CO2 emissions will continue to apply. Porsche will shortly inform the affected customers and ask them to go to the workshops for a free software update. 53,000 Macans are affected in Europe, 15,000 of them in Germany.
The Macan had to go to the workshop as early as 2016
Porsche had already called the Macan to the workshops in 2016 as part of a service campaign. An exhaust gas function (thermal window) was also removed there via a software update. The 3.0-liter diesel V6 comes from the current production of Audi, Porsche does not make any diesel engines itself.