Porsche Carrera GT Recalled Due To Suspension Issues

The Porsche Carrera GT is possibly one of the most celebrated Porsches of all time and was (and still is) emblematic of the best Porsche ever had to offer in the world of supercars. Its 5.7-liter V10 produced 603 horsepower and it was able to launch itself to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds, which was astonishingly fast nearly 20 years ago when it was first launched. 

It has been replaced by the Porsche 918 as the brand's resident supercar, but the Carrera is still highly venerated and regularly sells for over seven figures. But no car is perfect, and all are subject to manufacturing errors and recalls that affect more pedestrian cars. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), front and rear suspension components of 2004 and 2005 model year Porsche Carrera GTs could fail prematurely due to issues with the material it was constructed out of.

Not too rare to recall

Fortunately, no injuries or crashes have been reported relating to the issue as of yet. Porsche became aware of the issue back in 2019 when an owner was getting their Carrera GT worked on at a service center. After a long series of tests by Porsche, it was discovered that the affected components, when exposed to road salt and mechanical stresses, could fail due to corrosion earlier than expected. The NHTSA recall advisory states that Porsche is calling for the recall "out of an abundance of caution."

It's worth noting that not only is the Carrera GT a hyper-exclusive car with only 1,270 having left the factory and 604 sold to North America by the production end in 2006, but it's also extremely fast with a top speed of 205 miles per hour. You don't want your suspension to fail at that speed. As part of the recall, the NHTSA said that Porsche will inspect each and every one of the 489 Carrera GTs affected by the recall for corrosion protection issues. As of now, there is no remedy part available given the rarity of the car and subsequent parts, but Porsche will notify owners when the part becomes available.