Vehicles Affected: Approximately 17,700 model-year 2017-18 Porsche Panamera, e-Hybrid, Sport Turismo and e-Hybrid Sport Turismo cars
The Problem: A software failure may result in an intermittent loss of electric power steering assist, increasing the risk of a crash.
The Fix: Dealers will reprogram the power steering control unit for free.
What Owners Should Do: Porsche will begin notifying owners Feb. 17. Owners can call the automaker at 800-767-7243, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
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