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Volkswagen, Porsche recall nearly 1 million SUVs for pedal issues

Because the last thing you want is a pedal that stops working arbitrarily.

Sports cars aren’t the only high-end automobiles on this list. The Porsche Cayenne Turbo S comes in at more than $157,000, but it sure doesn’t lack speed and power. The automobile has upgraded to 562 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque from its V8 engine. That allows the SUV to hit 60 mph in a mere 3.8 seconds.

Not every vehicle recall comes from a government regulator forcing hands. Some recalls are voluntary, pushed by the automaker to get ahead of a problem before the feds get involved. That's the case with Volkswagen and Porsche's latest recall, which covers nearly 1 million vehicles.

The two subsidiaries of Volkswagen Group have issued voluntary recalls for two SUVs, the 2011-2016 Volkswagen Touareg and the 2011-2016 Porsche Cayenne. 391,000 Touaregs and 409,477 Cayennes are affected by this recall, which relates to the utes' pedal assemblies.

According to the automakers, a clip might become dislodged in the assembly, which could negatively affect pedal function. That's, obviously, not a great thing. "The problem was identified during internal inspections and remedied in production," Porsche said in its release. "This is a purely precautionary measure, as there have been no reports of accidents or injuries as a result of this concern."

As with every other recall, Porsche and Volkswagen will reach out to all affected owners directly, and the remedy will be free of charge.