58k Porsches recalled over fuel line troubles

Brittany A. Roston - Oct 30, 2015, 5:00 pm CDT
58k Porsches recalled over fuel line troubles

On Friday, Porsche announced a new voluntary safety recall due to potential issues with the fuel pipe on select Porsche Macan Turbo and Macan S vehicles. The auto maker states the 58,881 recalled vehicles could be affected by a possible low-pressure fuel line located within the engine compartment. As is common, Porsche will directly contact owners of affected vehicles, who will be able to have them serviced free of charge.

According to Porsche, there have not been any reports of injuries or accidents that have occurred as a result of this problem. The issue came to light following “a precise examination” triggered by complaints from owners. The issue has already been corrected at the production level.

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Of the affected cars, 21,835 of them are located within the United States, and 3,490 are located in Canada, while the remaining are located elsewhere around the globe. The possible affects of this issue were not revealed. Repairs will take an estimated 60 minutes, says Porsche, with appointments for those repairs being scheduled “as quickly as possible.”

Fuel leaks have triggered recalls from other auto makers over the past couple years. Early this year, for example, Volkswagen recalled thousands of cars due to a possible fuel leak that could result in a fire. In March, Mercedes-Benz had its own recall that was, in part, due to possible fuel leaks and fire risk.

SOURCE: Porsche

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