German luxury sports carmaker, Porsche yesterday said it will recall 483 cars in India as part of its global exercise to fix faulty headlight in one lakh units of the Cayenne model. The Porsche SUV priced around Rs 71 lakh to Rs 1.41 crore is available in India in Porsche Cayenne petrol and diesel variants.
Porsche had earlier said it would recall the Cayenne to replace a faulty part in the headlight locking mechanism. In its statement to the media, Porsche said: “In-house quality investigations revealed that in rare cases an incorrectly locked head-light module can become detached.”
The process of repairing the faulty headlight unit will take about 45 minutes. Owners can drive to their closest Porsche service centre and have it rectified and drive back home within an hour. Porsche is conducting these repairs free of cost.
The cayenne is Porsche’s highest selling model in India too. Although Porsche is known as a sports car maker, the Cayenne has been a runaway success since its launch. Based on the same platform as the Volkswagen Touareg and the Audi Q7, the Cayenne offers a more sporty performance. It is available in four variants – Cayenne, Cayenne S, Cayenne S Hybrid and the Cayenne Turbo.