Porsche Recall: 911 Carrera S May Have Fuel Line Leaks
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a Porsche recall on Monday that affects 1,232 of its more-than-$100,000 vehicles. The recall covers all 2012 911 Carrera S coupes that were built between October 26, 2011 and January 24, 2012, according to Inside Line.
There are concerns that the vehicle's fuel line may become disconnected, increasing the risk of fire. More specifically, an "assembly error" has caused "interference between a coolant line and a fuel line." The fuel line may become disconnected, which the NHTSA says may cause a fuel leak, which can cause misfiring, which may then lead to a crash or fire.
The problem cited in the Porsche recall was first reported in December 2011, which Inside Line explains involved a vehicle sold outside of the country. The first U.S. complaint occurred on February 10, which is only six days after the 911 Carrera S was launched in the U.S. None of the reports have involved injury or fire.
Owners with affected cars may notice the odor of fuel, according to the Los Angeles Times. If this is the case, do not drive your vehicle -- even if a leak or disconnect is not visible.
Porsche will soon be contacting all persons covered by the Porsche recall, notes the paper. Dealers will replace the fuel line and put in a spacer ring so that the coolant line and fuel line do not interfere with one another. If you have any questions, you are urged to contact Porsche at (800) 767-7243.