Porsche recall to replace 2014 911 GT3 engines
Following last month’s recall of 785 units of 2014 model year 911 GT3 sports cars due to fire risk, Porsche has announced that it will be replacing all engines of this model and has asked owners to immediately stop driving the car due to danger of it catching fire.
There were two fires reported on board 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 sports cars, one in Italy and the other in Switzerland. Though no one was injured in the fire, the company took immediate action and got in touch with each owner of these affected vehicles and recalled these models. The company did not specify how much it would cost to replace the 785 engines but new engines will be fitted which will have optimized fasteners.
On analysis of the damaged engines it was found that fire occurred due to a loose fastener on its connecting rod. This loose connecting rod in turn damaged the crankcase which led to oil leakage resulting in fire on being ignited. The company has sent details to all owners regarding engine replacement. Engines with optimised fasteners will be used in all 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 including those not yet delivered. Porsche is connecting with customers worldwide to discuss the further course of action. Porsche confirms no other 911 models or other model series are affected by this action.