Porsche Class Action Lawsuit Filed After Stop-Sale


According to Porsche owners, vehicles equipped with Sport Chrono packages are less valuable after the stop sale.

March 21, 2021 – A class action lawsuit filed by Porsche claims a stop sale on vehicles primarily equipped with Sport Chrono packages prevented vehicle owners from using the Porsche network to sell their vehicles.

The Porsche lawsuit includes “[a]Anyone in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania who (a) currently owns a class vehicle or (b) sold a class vehicle on or after November 12, 2020. “

The Porsche class action lawsuit covers these models, most of which come with Sport Chrono packages.

  • 2012-2016 Porsche 991 Carrera (Sport Chrono)

  • 2012-2016 Porsche 991 Cabriolet (Sport Chrono)

  • 2012-2016 Porsche 991 4 (Sport Chrono)

  • 2012-2016 Porsche 991 4 Cabriolet (Sport Chrono)

  • 2012-2016 Porsche 991 S (Sport Chrono)

  • 2012-2016 Porsche 991 S Cabriolet (Sport Chrono)

  • 2012-2016 Porsche 991 4S (Sport Chrono)

  • 2012-2016 Porsche 991 4S Cabriolet (Sport Chrono)

  • 2015-2016 Porsche 991 GTS

  • 2015-2016 Porsche 991 GTS Cabriolet

  • 2015-2016 Porsche 991 4 GTS

  • 2015-2016 Porsche 991 4 GTS Cabriolet

  • 2015-2016 Porsche 991 4 GTS Targa

  • 2015-2016 Porsche 991 Targa 4 (Sport Chrono)

  • 2015-2016 Porsche 991 Targa 4S (Sport Chrono)

  • 2015-2017 Porsche Cayenne S (Sport Chrono)

  • 2016-2018 Porsche E2 II Cayenne GTS (Sport Chrono)

  • 2014-2016 Porsche Panamera Turbo (Sport Chrono)

  • 2014-2016 Porsche Panamera Turbo Executive (Sport Chrono)

  • 2014-2016 Panamera G1 Turbo S.

  • 2014-2016 Porsche Panamera G1 Turbo S Executive

  • 2013-2014 Porsche Boxster S (Sport Chrono)

  • 2013-2014 Porsche Cayman S (Sport Chrono)

  • 2015 Porsche Boxster GTS (Sport Chrono)

  • 2016 Porsche Cayman (Sport Chrono)

The Porsche stop-sale order allegedly bans around 190 Porsche dealers from selling one of the affected vehicles and prevents customers from using dealers to buy vehicles.

Porsche also owns and operates the Porsche Finder tool for selling used vehicles. The stop sale, however, prevents customers from taking advantage of this “important advantage” that is normally available to a Porsche vehicle owner.

According to the lawsuit, the Sport Chrono Package offers the driver the option of choosing between the driving modes “Normal”, “Sport” and “Sport Plus”, which change the vehicle’s performance profile. The driving modes are selected using a button on the steering wheel.

In 2020, Porsche announced a German investigation into allegations that gasoline-powered 911 and Panamera vehicles built from 2008 to 2013 could have emissions problems. Porsche discovered so-called “irregularities” in relation to emissions hardware and software and informed the German regulatory authorities.

After the German campaign, Porsche issued a stop sale for vehicles with Sport Chrono packages. The Porsche stop-sale order not only includes the 911 and Panamera, but also the Boxster, Cayman and Cayenne models equipped with Sport Chrono packages.

The class action claims that Porsche has since expanded the list of vehicles affected by the stop sale, but that a detailed list has not been made available to the public.

The lawsuit states that Porsche eventually announced it was working on a software update for the vehicles, but the plaintiff claims the update will affect the vehicle’s performance and overall value.

Pennsylvania plaintiff Bruce C. Turner bought and owns a 2015 Porsche Boxster GTS that comes with the Sport Chrono Package, which he bought for $ 75,750, and a 2016 Porsche Cayman that comes with the Sport Chrono Package that he bought for $ 76,000.

The plaintiff said he tried to sell both Porsche vehicles to a Porsche dealer after the stop-sale order was given, but the dealership refused.

Porsche’s class action lawsuit over the stop-sale order was filed in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania: Turner, v. Dr. HCF Porsche AG et al.

The plaintiff is represented by Saltz Mongeluzzi & Bendesky, PC, Fine, Kaplan and Black, RPC, Gustafson Gluek, PLLC and Boni, Zack & Snyder LLC.

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