Porsche is issuing a recall of 20,278 Cayenne SUVs from the 2011- and 2012 model years including the base model as well as the S, Hybrid and Turbo. The vehicles in question, produced from March 8, 2010 up to January of this year, may have been fitted with faulty headlight locking assemblies. In case of assembly failure, the headlights could detach from the fenders – something that might be dramatically inconvenient if you're driving at night on a dark, winding road, say.

Porsche is sending notices to owners and dealers will fix the issue free of charge. There's an official press notice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration after the jump with a little more info.
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Report Date: February 25, 2012 at 08:57 AM
NHTSA Campaign ID number: 12V065000

Vehicle Make / Model: PORSCHE CAYENNE, CAYENNE S, CAYENNE S HYBRID, CAYENNE TURBO
Model Year(s): 2011-2012
Manufacturer: PORSCHE CARS NORTH AMERICA, INC.
Mfr's Report Date: FEB 15, 2012

Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 20,278

Summary:
PORSCHE IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011-2012 CAYENNE, CAYENNE S, CAYENNE S HYBRID, AND CAYENNE TURBO VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM MARCH 8, 2010, THROUGH JANUARY 31, 2012 BECAUSE THE HEADLAMPS MAY COME LOOSE AND DETACH FROM THE FENDER.

Consequence:
A DETACHED HEADLIGHT COULD LEAD TO LOSS OF VISIBILITY AND AN INCREASED RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy:
PORSCHE WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE HEADLAMP LOCKING ASSEMBLIES, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON FEBRUARY 23, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT PORSCHE AT 1-800-767-7243.

Notes:
PORSCHE'S SAFETY RECALL NUMBER IS AC01. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.


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      • 2 Years Ago
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      LJD
      • 2 Years Ago
      I get the feeling this defect and the urge I get to stab myself in the eyes whenever I look at a Cayenne are somehow related.
      Lachmund
      • 2 Years Ago
      it's just too fast for it's headlights ;o)