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The Porsche Panamera is Loose in the Caboose; Recall and Stop-Sale Initiated

The Porsche Panamera is Loose in the Caboose; Recall and Stop-Sale Initiated

It doesn’t seem to sit pretty

Porsche is known to produce, perhaps, the most reliable cars in the industry today. However, they have been haunted by recalls in the past, and there’s another one yet again; this time affecting certain Panamera models. Porsche has issued a recall for the same and has stopped the sale of the new Panamera models until further notice.

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Volkswagen Tries to Quick-Fix the 3.0-liter Diesel, Gets Shut Down by CARB and EPA

Volkswagen Tries to Quick-Fix the 3.0-liter Diesel, Gets Shut Down by CARB and EPA

It’s not going to be that easy VW...

Volkswagen did a number on itself as a company when it decided to create the biggest net of lies in automotive history. After a $14.7-billion settlement and who knows how many corporate changes, Volkswagen is now in the process of cleaning up this ridiculous mess it made. One of the problems it’s in the process of trying to solve is how to fix the 85,000 Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche models in the U.S. that are equipped with the 3.0-liter diesel. It’s a small number compared to the near-half million other diesel vehicles affected by this scandal, but this specific engine is getting a lot of attention as VW tries to get out of fixing the models as cheaply as possible.

In fact, Volkswagen has just supplied a proposed fix for the 3.0-liter. The statement sent by Volkswagen – which is supposed to detail how it plans to fix the affected cars, how the fix will work, how it will affect the car’s drivability and durability – fell far short of expectations set forth by CARB and the EPA. According to USA Today, a letter sent from CARB and the EPA to the Volkswagen Group said, “VW’s and Audi’s submissions are incomplete, substantially deficient, and fall far short of meeting the legal requirements to return those vehicles to the claimed certified configuration.” A similar notice was reportedly sent to Porsche as well.

For the record, this isn’t the first time CARB has rejected VW’s statements. Back in February, the firm was supposed to specifically outline how the vehicles affected by this scandal didn’t meet the requirements of the law. That statement was rejected as well, falling short of the requirements set forth by the agency. Volkswagen has released a statement claiming the rejection was “a procedural step” and that it will “continue to work closely” with the board and the EPA to come up a resolution.

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The Recall Bug Takes Another Bite Off Of The Porsche 918 Spyder

The Recall Bug Takes Another Bite Off Of The Porsche 918 Spyder

The Porsche hypercar is turning into a magnet for recalls

With all the technological advances contained within the Porsche 918 Spyder, the thought of seeing the car subjected to a recall seems far-fetched, maybe even ridiculous. And yet, the 918 Spyder has actually been recalled a handful of times already. It’s had rear axle control arms issues. It’s had defective chassis parts. Now it’s once again being recalled for what Porsche is saying as potential problems attributed to the hypercar’s seatbelts.

Apparently, a mistake in the 918 Spyder’s original parts catalog may have led technicians to install the wrong screw in the wrong location, leaving both the seat belt mount and the belt reel mount unsecured. Since the screws are one-time-use only, there’s no way for Porsche to put them back in their proper place. So the company is issuing the recall so it check the fastening screws on the seat belt mount and on the belt reel to ensure that they’re right where they’re supposed to be.

In the event that they’re not, Porsche will replace the screws on all affected models of the 918 Spyder. Since this involves the automaker’s most high-profile performance car, the company is understandably treating this with the proper amount of caution. It’s not clear if this recall affects all 918 units of the hypercar but Porsche is recalling a large portion anyway, just to be sure.

Owners of the hypercar are encouraged to contact their respective Porsche dealers, wherever they may be in the world, to know more about the recall and how they can have their respective 918 Spyders inspected for the faulty screws.

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Dozen Of Porsche GT3s Recalled To Have Their Engines Replaced. Again

Dozen Of Porsche GT3s Recalled To Have Their Engines Replaced. Again

Launched for the 2014 model year, the latest 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 has had a rather rough debut on the market, as the Germans had to recall all 785 cars sold in 2013 to replace their engines. The callback came after two GT3s suffered engine fires and Stuttgart concluded that the 3.8-liter flat-six units had issues with a loosened screw joint on the piston connecting rod. Now, it’s being revealed that the German automaker has issued another recall, this time around for a valvetrain-related problem.

According to Car and Driver, about a dozen sports cars are affected by this issue. Four of them are in use as Nurburgring taxis on the famous race track, while the rest of them are in customer hands. All examples had their engines replaced with new units, as fixing would have taken too long.

"It is true that in some very rare cases we have had minor issues with the valvetrain," Porsche spokesman Thomas Becki said. "To repair these engines would have taken longer than we found acceptable for our GT3 customers, so we replaced the engines and repaired them afterwards."

The repaired engines will be used by Porsche in development testing.

This new recall might explain the GT3 RS test car that was recently spotted on the Nurburgring. Unless Porsche is testing some updates, it’s safe to assume the German engineers want to make sure the 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS won’t be plagued by similar issues.

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