According to the recall notice posted on the Transport Canada website, 1,158 Porsche Taycans from the 2020-2021 model years are affected, which is nearly all the units that have been sold in the country since the car’s launch (1,289 as of July 1, 2021).
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So, what’s the problem? In some cases, a software error could cause a sudden and unexpected loss of power. If this happens, drivers will see a warning message "Motor control error. Stop vehicle in a safe place” on the vehicle display, but only after power is interrupted. They can then restart the car by pushing the On/Off button, but it’s possible the problem will happen again.
Porsche says owners need to bring their Taycan to a dealer to reprogram the power electronics and the electronic control unit. Apparently, it’s not the type of fix that can be done remotely through an over-the-air update.
Having said that, the Porsche Taycan is still a phenomenal automobile—and The Car Guide’s Best Buy for 2021 among luxury electric vehicles. Wagon lovers also have the option of a Taycan Cross Turismo now.