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.
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
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,702
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.
AS THE HUBS WEAR, THE WHEELS COULD LOOSEN, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
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.
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 .