Porsche Taycan EV under US safety probe over complaints of power loss

By CARSIFU | 22 May 2021

WASHINGTON: The Porsche Taycan has come under a probe by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) over reports of sudden power loss, according to Automotive News.

The preliminary investigation covers 2020 and 2021 Taycans.

The probe was triggered after NHTSA's Office of Defects Investigation received nine complaints from Taycan owners related to the issue. Six complaints also said the car would not restart after the power loss.

NHTSA has yet to determine how many Taycans are affected.

Porsche said it is co-operating with the NHTSA to find out if there is any underlying issue with the cars.

It said all Taycans are safe to drive and it has not come across any reports of accidents linked to the issue.

In response to Automotive News requestion for comment, NHTSA said that a loss of charge in the Taycan's 12-volt battery could turn off the vehicle's electrical system and stop the entire car from working.