Porsche 911 GT3 owners in the United Kingdom are up in arms, but it's not for the reason you might think. Okay, well it sort of is. See, it's been fairly well documented that 911 GT3 owners have had their cars grounded over concerns that the engines could catch fire. Porsche is rushing to build and install replacement engines in all 800 or so cars, scattered around the globe.
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|# of Recalls||Component Affected|
|2017 Porsche 911||6||Air Bags, Visibility, Fuel System, Gasoline||More Details|
|2016 Porsche 911||2||Air Bags||More Details|
|2015 Porsche 911||1||Latches/locks/linkages||More Details|
|2014 Porsche 911||4||Latches/locks/linkages, Engine And Engine Cooling, Electrical System, Seats||More Details|
|2013 Porsche 911||2||Engine And Engine Cooling||More Details|
|2012 Porsche 911||13||Engine And Engine Cooling, Fuel System, Gasoline, Seat Belts||More Details|
|2011 Porsche 911||8||Seat Belts, Equipment, Wheels||More Details|
|2010 Porsche 911||8||Suspension, Wheels, Equipment||More Details|
|2008 Porsche 911||2||Electrical System||More Details|
|2006 Porsche 911||2||Engine And Engine Cooling||More Details|
|2005 Porsche 911||2||Engine And Engine Cooling||More Details|
|2003 Porsche 911||9||Seats, Steering||More Details|
|2002 Porsche 911||6||Visibility, Equipment, Seat Belts, Child Seat||More Details|
|2001 Porsche 911||2||Power Train, Fuel System, Gasoline||More Details|
|2000 Porsche 911||2||Fuel System, Gasoline||More Details|
|1999 Porsche 911||2||Fuel System, Gasoline||More Details|
While the auto industry reels from massive recall after massive recall, Porsche has quietly been working on a fix for an issue that's forced owners of the new 911 GT3 to park their track-ready rockets for fear of an engine fire. Thanks to a leaked letter from Porsche to a GT3 owner (which has been certified as real), we now have an idea of just where the German brand is at with the fix.
Porsche has never been afraid to introduce variants of its cars. However, its even higher spec, next-generation 911 GT3 RS may be delayed from its planned launch this summer while the engines in the standard GT3s (pictured above) are replaced.
About a month back, we reported that Porsche was suspending delivery of its 911 GT3 due to reported incidents of the engine bursting into flames. A few days later, Porsche told owners of the new track-ready models not to drive their cars and had their local dealers pick up the cars in question. Just a couple of days ago, we reported that Porsche was working on a fix, and now we have the official details.
It looks like 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 drivers might actually get to drive their cars again soon. Reports of fires affecting the track-ready Germans first began about a month ago. Then, a few days later, the automaker confirmed two of the five alleged blazes and said owners shouldn't drive their cars until further notice. Porsche then went so far as to offer to pick up the GT3s and transport them to the nearest dealer until the problem was identified and a fix was found. Finally, there appears to be
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced that it will end its investigation into rapid coolant loss in 24,635 Porsche 911s built between 2001 and 2011. The models affected included the standard 911, GT2, GT3 and Turbo, as well as their variants (GT2 RS, GT3 RS and Turbo S).
Porsche is recalling 1,232 examples of its new 911 Carrera S over potential fuel leaks. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration filing, routing of a coolant line could interfere with the fuel line, causing the latter to to become disconnected. Naturally, a loose fuel line is no small matter, as it could lead to stalling problems or even a fire.
Porsche has announced a recall for certain Model Year 2011-2012 Boxster, Cayman and 911 models for seatbeat anchor plate issues that could increase the risk of injury during a crash.
According to What Car?, Porsche isn't immune to the recall woes that normally plague much larger automakers. The article states that 43 911 GT3s and their harder-core RS siblings are suffering from faulty seatbelts. The optional six-point belt's unlocking mechanism apparently won't come loose, causing concerns that if a crash were to take place, the occupants wouldn't be able to escape the vehicle without the belts being cut.