Automobile manufacturers Porsche and Bentley Motors will be contacting the owners of certain 2017-2021 model vehicles because of a problem with the external coolant pump in the climate control system of their vehicles.
Porsche became aware of this problem at the end of December 2022, when they were contacted by their coolant pump manufacturer about a potential malfunction of the electric external coolant pump used in the climate control system. An investigation was opened and Porsche reviewed whether there were any possible common influences that could have contributed to the problem. (e.g. Extreme Temperatures, A Corrosive Medium, Special Driving/Customer Behavior, etc.) In January, Porsche determined a safety defect existed and decided to recall the subject vehicles. During this time, Porsche informed Bentley of their investigation because certain Continental GT and GTC vehicles were manufactured with the same pump.
The vehicles affected include:
|2020 Bentley Continental GT
|2020 Bentley Continental GTC
|2017-2021 Porsche Panamera
|2017-2021 Porsche Panamera 4
|2017-2021 Porsche Panamera GTS
|2017-2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo
According to the defect report, some 2017-2021 Porsche Panemera and 2020 Bentley Continental vehicles may have been manufactured with an electric climate control coolant pump that could experience humidity ingress. The humidity could cause a short circuit and, in some instances, thermal damage to the external coolant pump. In rare circumstances, the thermal damage to the harness could progress into a fire.
On the affected vehicles, vehicle occupants may notice an issue with the Climate Control system or reduced performance when using the Residual Heat function. (This allows the vehicle to be heated after the ignition has been switched off, using the remaining heat in a warm engine). On vehicles fitted with a W12 engine, an Engine Management Light could also illuminate.
Dealers will replace the external coolant pump and will inspect and replace the plug-in connection, as necessary.
Porsche’s number for this recall is APA1and the NHTSA campaign number is 23V-033
Bentley’s number for this recall is RE23/02 (RC67) and the NHTSA campaign number is 23V-034.
Bently will be asking the owners of certain 2012-2015 Continental vehicles to return to their dealerships for a manufacturing problem that increases the risk of a fire. According to reports filed with the NHTSA, the 12V battery cable connection at the bulkhead on the right hand side may have not been tightened sufficiently and could loosen over time. In rare cases, if the battery is significantly discharged and the vehicle is operated under increased electrical load, the connection could overheat. In most instances, the driver will be unable to start the engine. Continue reading
2004 – 2008 Bentley Continental Flying Spur – Fuel system problem – There is a chance that road salt may corode the surface of the fuel filter. This in combination with a fuel leak might result in a fire. Please call your Bentley dealership immediately to schedule an appointment.
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2004 – 2008 Bentley Continental GT Speed – Fuel system problem – TRoad salt may corode surface of fuel filter. This combined with a fuel tank leak could lead to a fire. Please call your Bentley dealership immediately and schedule an appointment.
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2004 – 2008 Bentley Continental GT – Fuel system problem – There is the possibility that road salt may corode surface of fuel filter. This combined with a fuel leak could result in a fire. Please call your local Bentley dealership immediately and schedule an appointment.
Having problems with your Bentley? Do you think you may be driving a lemon? Call the California Lemon Law firm of Delsack and Associates for answers to your questions. Call 888-395-3666 toll free.
2004 & 2006 Bentley Continental Flying Spur – Air bag problem – The replacement airbag covers have been manufactured incorrectly. If a crash should occur, this could result in damage to the air bag itself during deployment increasing the possibility of injuries. Please call your Bentley dealership and schedule an appointment.
Having problems with your Bentley? Do you think you may be driving a lemon? Call the California Lemon Law Attorneys at Delsack and Associates for a Free California Lemon Law review. Their toll free phone number is 888-Ex-Lemon.
2009 Continental Flying Spur – Seat belt problem- Their is a potential problem for the center rear seat belt to not work correctly in the event of a frontal impact. In the event of a crash, a person may not be properly restrained increasing the risk of injury. Please call your Bentley dealer and schedule an appointment.
Are you concerned that the Bentley you are driving may be a lemon? Call the CA Lemon Law Firm of Delsack and Associates for a complimentary California Lemon Law evaluation. Their phone number is 888-396-3666.