HAMBURG (Reuters) – Volkswagen’s (VOWG_p.DE) sports-car brand Porsche has been asked by Germany’s KBA automotive regulator to recall around 60,000 diesel-engined Macan and Cayenne sport-utility vehicles, a KBA spokesman said.
German magazine Der Spiegel reported the recall earlier on Friday, saying the two models equipped with the latest Euro-6 diesel engine generation were fitted with more so-called defeat devices capable of reducing emissions in laboratory tests.
Porsche was immediately available for comment.
The Stuttgart-based sports-car manufacturer earlier this year already issued a recall for six-cylinder Macan models to update emissions-control software with the aim of averting a regulatory ban on sales.
Reporting by Jan Schwartz and Ilona Wissenbach; Writing by Andreas Cremer; Editing by Maria Sheahan