Porsche has just issued a large-scale recall of 100,000 Cayenne and Panamera models due to a problem with the gear shifter that could lead to involuntary rollaways.
A bushing that connected to the gear shifter lever to the transmission can degrade and eventually detach. If that happens, the driver might place the vehicle in Park and even remove the ignition key, while the transmission stays in gear.
"If the vehicle is exited without the transmission being in Park and without the parking brake being applied, the vehicle may unexpectedly move, increasing the risk of a crash."
- Porsche recall notice
Porsche opened an investigation into the issue after receiving reports of several incidents. None of those led to any injuries or material damage, the company specifies.
The models affected at the 2003-2010 Cayenne and the 2010-2016 Panamera.