Every Porsche Taycan Recalled Over Potentially Leaky Brake Lines

All 31,689 Taycans sold in the U.S. will get their front brake hoses replaced free of charge.

Before you bug out too much: Porsche is indeed recalling every Taycan ever built, but not because every Taycan is faulty. Porsche is voluntarily recalling all 31,689 Taycans after finding seven instances of leaky front brake lines. It suspects just 5% of all Taycans are affected, but it wants to take them all in to be safe.

Porsche’s report to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration says Taycan front brake hoses can crack over time, leading to fluid leaks, reducing brake effectiveness, and potentially causing failure. The cause of the brake hose cracks is increased hose compression during steering, which can stress “front brake hoses at the point of minimum bending radius, over time, leading to potential damage to the inner fabric layer of the front brake hoses.”


So far, Porsche has found seven Taycans with leaky front brake hoses in the United States, though none of those instances led to crashes. One non-U.S. Taycan crashed because of it, though thankfully no one was injured. According to Porsche’s report, bench tests and road tests were conducted to figure out why this occurred and how dangerous it could be. Low brake fluid warning lights will first alert the driver of the issue, and even if such warnings aren’t heeded and the front brakes become ineffective, Porsche says the rear brakes can still stop the car on their own, just at a longer braking distance.

To remedy the issue, dealers will replace Taycan front brake hoses with new ones that have an increased bending radius free of charge. All Taycans built after May 13, 2024, come with the new brake hoses from the factory. Dealers and customers will be alerted this summer. If you have a Taycan, keep an eye out for warning lights and even inspect your brake hoses if you’re handy enough. That should keep you running until it’s time to bring your car in for the recall fix.

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