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Porsche is being forced to recall a handful of its most sporting models. Certain Porsches equipped with center-locking hubs need to head back to the dealership for a new set of wheels. Why? The hubs can prematurely wear, which means the wheels could separate and take a vacation from the rest of the car.

Affected model year 2010 and 2011 Porsches include:

-Porsche 911 Turbo
-Porsche 911 Turbo S
-Porsche 911 GT2
-Porsche 911 GT2 RS
-Porsche 911 GT3
-Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Basically, all of the most exciting new Porsche 911 coupes that you would consider buying. Apparently, they can become even more exciting, but not in the way we like.

This recall affects 1,702 units. Click past the jump for the full NHTSA bulletin.
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Report Date : June 16, 2011 at 12:33 PM
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V285000
Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
PORSCHE / 911 GT2 RS 2010-2011
PORSCHE / 911 GT3 2010-2011
PORSCHE / 911 GT3 RS 2010-2011
PORSCHE / 911 TURBO 2010-2011
PORSCHE / 911 TURBO S 2010-2011

Manufacturer: PORSCHE CARS NORTH AMERICA, INC. Mfr's Report Date: JUN 09, 2011

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V285000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: WHEELS:LUGS/NUTS/BOLTS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,702

Summary:
PORSCHE IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010-2011, 911 TURBO; TURBO S, 911 GT3, GT3 RS AND GT2 RS HIGH PERFORMANCE VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 18, 2009 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 17, 2010, AND EQUIPPED WITH CENTER LOCKING HUB AND WHEEL ASSEMBLIES. OVER TIME THE HUBS CAN WEAR PREMATURELY.

Consequence:
AS THE HUBS WEAR, THE WHEELS COULD LOOSEN, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE CENTRAL LOCKING HUBS AND WHEELS WITH AN IMPROVED DESIGN, FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT PORSCHE AT 1-800-767-7243.

Notes:
PORSCHE'S SAFETY RECALL NO. AB01. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .


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  • 12 Comments
      bleexeo
      • 3 Years Ago
      Bummer. It looks like I'll be heading to the dealer multiple times to take care of my Turbo S, GT3RS and GT2RS. Well, that is if I actually had them.
        You guy
        • 3 Years Ago
        @bleexeo
        You have them the same way I have my GT3RS 4.0
      larshafner
      • 3 Years Ago
      centerlocks look cool and they are helpful when u track your car regularly. but i would never consider one for a street car like the Turbo, cause it makes each wheel 1.5lbs heavier and most Turbos are DDs and will not be tracked regularly anyway.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      tantareanujellob
      • 3 Years Ago
      OH no! What will rich douche bags drive now?
        • 3 Years Ago
        @tantareanujellob
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        Walfisch
        • 3 Years Ago
        @tantareanujellob
        There's an new M5 coming out.
      Dwight Bynum Jr.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Oh well. I can't really feel bad for anyone that can afford anything on that list...
      Moritz Aemisegger
      • 3 Years Ago
      "Basically, all of the most exciting new Porsche 911 coupes that you would consider buying. Apparently, they can become even more exciting, but not in the way we like." - Hilarious!!!
      TokyoRemix
      • 3 Years Ago
      Everyone's recalling these days...and it's a relatively new configuration for roadgoing Porsches. I'm still glad they made that change.
      carfan
      • 3 Years Ago
      doesn't matter if the whells fall off, the people who drive these cars wouldn't know the difference anyhow