Porsche and Volkswagen have announced plans to recall over 800,000 Cayenne and Touareg models built between 2011 and 2016.

Billed as a "preventative measure," the voluntary recall will enable dealership employees to examine affected models and determine whether or not there is a faulty component in the pedal mechanism.  As Porsche explains, a "circlip could be loose on the bearing bracket for pedals" and cause issues with the operation of the pedals.

No accidents or injuries have been reported but the problem was discovered during internal inspections and was recently corrected on new production models.

The recall affects 409,477 Porsche Cayenne and 391,000 Volkswagen Touareg models.  It remains unclear how many Touaregs are affected in North America but Porsche says the recalls covers 88,300 Cayennes in the United States and 10,370 in Canada.

Owners will be contacted by their local dealership to setup a service appointment as "quickly as possible."  The service appointment will be free of charge and should take less than half an hour to complete.

Source: Porsche and Automotive News

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