Porsche AG announced yesterday a voluntary recall of its 2014 911 GT3 sports car due to a fire risk, and is urging owners not to drive them.
Which Porsche models are affected by the recall?
Porsche 911 GT3 vehicles from the current year, 2014. Approximately 785 vehicles worldwide.
What causes the fire risk?
Engine failure is reported to cause the fire risk after two vehicles caught fire because of this in Europe.
Are there any known accidents attributed to the defect?
At this time, there are no accidents or personal injuries due to the related problem.
What do I do if my car is one of those affected?
Porsche has sent out a notice to owners urging them not to operate the vehicle. Porsche engineers are examining the remains of the gutted vehicles that caught fire and will be checking the engines of the GT3 to determine the exact cause of the related problem.
Porsche will be inspecting all 785 vehicles, including 408 in the U.S. that have been delivered.
UPDATE: Porsche has recently announced that it will be replacing all engines on the 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 model. After inspection of the damaged engines that caused fires, it was found that due to a loose fastener on it's connecting rod, it damaged the crankcase which lead to an oil leakage and resulted in fire.
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