Almost 9,000 older Porsche sedans and SUVs are being recalled in Canada because a defect with their gear shifters may put them at risk of rolling away when their owners think they've put them in PARK.
Some 8,742 vehicles are affected in Canada, along with another 99,700 in the U.S., for a total of about 108,400.
The specific models affected include Porsche Cayenne SUVs from 2004 through 2010; Cayenne S and Turbo SUVs from 2003 through 2006; and Cayenne Turbo S SUVs from the 2006 model year.
Also affected are Porsche Panamera and Panamera 4 sedans from 2011 through 2016; Panamera S, 4 S and Turbo sedans from 2010 through 2016; and a wide variety of Turbo trims and 4 special editions from specific model years in the 2012 through 2016 range.
In affected vehicles, a plastic bushing attached to the cable between the gear shifter and the gearbox may separate; even with the vehicle in PARK and the key removed, this means it may be possible for it to roll away.
Porsche does not know of any injuries related to the defect, but has received numerous reports of the cables detaching. Porsche dealers will begin replacing the bushing in mid-August.