Porsche Taycan Engine & Electric Problems: Loss of Power

Class Action Investigation

Lemberg Law is investigating reported vehicle owner complaints for the 2021 Porsche Taycan. There have been numerous complaints regarding the vehicle randomly shutting off while in operation.

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has already logged over 20 consumer complaints regarding this issue on the Porsche Taycan in the last several months.

Many of the complaints note that the issue started shortly after purchasing the vehicle:

This has happened more than once now. I got in the car and as soon as it attempted to start up, I received the following error: “ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ERROR” I was not able to put the car in R or D. There was no other option to start the car. My car is 2 weeks old with less than 750 miles. Porsche has experienced a lot of these problems over the last 12+ months, yet this issue has not been resolved or acknowledged by Porsche. I am afraid for my safety because if this happens on the road or in traffic, there will be no way of moving this car out of the way.

I bought the car on April 22, 2021 and driven the new car approx. 250 miles and on a short trip of 2 miles, the car stuttered and shook briefly and a yellow warning light appeared on the main dash. It said something like “engine control issue, is drivable, take to workshop” so I proceeded, a mile later I pulled into the driveway of a relative and the yellow warning turned red and started beeping repeatedly. It said the “car could not go into park”. I blocked the back wheel and turned the car off, locked it and came back about 3-4 hours later. The beeping started again and the red warning returned. It started and went into reverse but died once the car was in the street. Put in neutral and pushed to the curb. Tow truck Porsche sent took car to dealer on May 9th and they checked it into service on the following day. It has stayed at the dealer service center ever since and counting today, that is 37 days. Finally, they are shipping a new transmission from Germany to install in the car. They have tried several attempts to fix and shipped a shifter motor from Germany that did not fix the issue. At this point I do not think they know, for sure, what is wrong with the car. I have requested that Porsche North America buyback the car so I can buy another one. They keep telling me to be patient while they investigate and go through their processes. We are nearing 6 weeks of no progress.

Other vehicle owners state the potential safety concerns with an issue such as this:

While driving I experienced a sudden loss of power, I was traveling on an interstate going approximately 75 mph when the car suddenly and without warning came to a sudden stop by itself causing multiple cars to swerve and endangering myself and multiple other drivers. The car restarted shortly afterwards however I was at a complete stop in the middle of traffic, I then experienced this problem yet again, this time I was going slowly; however, I was in the middle of an intersection and had to once again restart the car after it experienced a sudden loss of power and stopped itself.

The car has 130 miles, right at the dealer parking lot, as I was about to set out a message appeared “ electric system error” I was not able to drive further. If I had been on a freeway this would have been bad.

If your Porsche Taycan is shutting off randomly and you are interested in becoming a class action plaintiff, complete our case evaluation form or call us at 844-928-4443.

Brian Jones

About the Author:

Brian Jones spent more than 20 years working as an ASE Certified Master Tech and Parts Specialist at multiple dealerships. Brian has become an authority in the industry, traveling across the country to consult for car dealerships and contributing his expertise as a writer for several major automotive publications. In his spare time, Brian enjoys working on pickup trucks, muscle cars, Jeeps and anything related to motorsports.

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