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Porsche 911 Recall 12V107000

Potential Fuel Leak

Engine, March 20, 2012

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

One of the engine fuel lines may become disconnected, resulting in a fuel leak, engine misfires, engine stalling, and an increased risk of a fire.

What Should You Do?

Porsche will notify owners of the affected vehicles beginning in April of 2012. If you notice engine performance issues and/or an abnormal fuel please don't drive your vehicle, and contact your Porsche dealer. The Porsche recall number is AC02.

Summary:

Interference between an engine coolant line and a fuel line may cause the fuel line to become disconnected, resulting in a fuel leak. This could lead to an engine misfire or stalling condition, increasing the risk of a crash. A fuel leak also increases the risk of a fire. Dealers will replace the affected fuel line to correct this concern.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2012

Manufacturer's Report Date: March 20, 2012

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V107000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,232

Summary: PORSCHE IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 911 CARRERA S VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 26, 2011, THROUGH JANUARY 24, 2012. INTERFERENCE BETWEEN A COOLANT LINE AND A FUEL LINE MAY CAUSE THE FUEL LINE TO BECOME DISCONNECTED AT THE QUICK CONNECTOR.

Consequence: IF THE FUEL LINE BECOMES DISCONNECTED, A FUEL LEAK MAY OCCUR. A FUEL LEAK COULD LEAD TO THE ENGINE MISFIRING OR STALLING, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH. A FUEL LEAK IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF A FIRE.

Remedy: PORSCHE WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL LINE WITH A NEW FUEL LINE, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN APRIL 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT PORSCHE AT 1-800-767-7243.

Notes: PORSCHE'S SAFETY RECALL NUMBER IS AC02. CUSTOMERS MAY 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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