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Porsche Recalls the Porsche 911 Carrera S Due to Fuel Line Concerns

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Have you ever been in the middle of an awesome dream when all of a sudden it turned into a nightmare? Some Porsche 911 owners are feeling just like that now that Porsche has recalled 1232 Carrera S models over a fuel line issue. Apparently, there is an interference between the coolant line and the fuel line that can cause the fuel line to be disconnected at the quick connector. If the disconnect occurs, a fuel leak may follow causing the sports car’s to stall or misfire. Even worse, a fuel leak combined with an ignition source can start a fire.

We all remember the upheaval caused by the number of Ferrari 458 Italia models that went up in flames due to a faulty adhesive. The last thing we want to see is the sultry and iconic Porsche 911 reach a fiery end. The 911 has been the diamond in Porsche’s lineup since 1963 and the current model is the epitome of getting better with time. The 911 Carrera S is powered by a 3.8-liter flat-six with direct injection engine that produces 400 HP. This will take the Carerra S from 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds when matched up with the Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) transmission.

As of right now, there is a voluntary recall on the Porsche 911 Carrera S, but a safety recall will take place in April 2012. Porsche will be replacing the fuel line with a brand new one free of charge. Owners of the Porsche 911 Carrera S can call Porsche at 1-800-767-7243 to schedule an appointment.

Source: NHTSA


12 comments:

This is very unusual thing for Porsche. They always make sure that their cars are in a good condition. Anyway, it’s learning lesson for them.

Oh! It’s a disastrous scenario for them. They should make another way to make things better or else they will lose lots of sales.

This is a big lesson for Porsche. They are one of the biggest manufacturers of super cars in the world. Their credibility is at stake here. They should be careful next time.

It’s only proper for them to be responsible. It wasn’t a flaw; it was a trouble.

Wow, the issue isn’t even a minor one. How could this pass the production?

The Porsche recalls it for our safety, but it would be better if they checked its quality before it sold in the dealers. 

Unfortunately, this makes me question Porsche’s credibility. This won’t happen if only they have inspected sooner.

I can’t quite believe that this has not blemished Porsche’s name.

When are aggrieved owners going to get recalls for Porsche’s intermediate shaft defect, hesitation problems, the oil starvation issue and a host of other design defects that have plagued Porsche cars since 1997? If you think a fuel line problem is the only safety issue, just imagine having your engine fail on a crowded highway when you’re doing 80mph with a Hummer tailgating you. This recall is a message to victims of Porsche design defects that they can get some restitution by complaining to NHTSA.

Oh snap. Porsche is flawed. Now, I’m not uncertain about their reliability and security anymore.

Thank God that they offer a free-of-charge service for the customers, since the safety is at stake. Here’s to hoping that no accident might occur again.

I’m tired of seeing this car everywhere, to be honest. They focused too much on performance, perhaps even the design, but they have not empowered the safety.

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