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Recall 13V058000

The Exhaust Tail Pipe May Fall Off

Exhaust & Emissions, February 22, 2013
Affected Cars

Porsche

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Our Quick Take:

Certain 2012-2013 Carrera and Carrera 4 models equipped with a standard exhaust system are being recalled because the tail pipe may separate from the rear muffler unexpectedly.

What Should You Do?

If you have an affected vehicle, Porsche will notify you. If you believe your car is affected or are experiencing any abnormal noises or vibrations from the exhaust system, you should contact your Porsche dealer. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. The Porsche recall number is AD01.

Summary:

This condition affects only certain Carrera and Carrera 4 models equipped with a standard, non-sport exhaust system. The exhaust tail pipe may fall off the rear muffler, causing a hazard to other vehicles and increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the rear muffler on affected vehicles to correct this concern.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date: February 22, 2013

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V058000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,263

Summary: Porsche is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 911 Carrera and Carrera 4 vehicles manufactured from March 7, 2012, through November 12, 2012, and equipped with a standard (not sport) exhaust system. The exhaust tail pipe may fracture and separate from the rear muffler.

Consequence: If the exhaust tail pipe separates from the muffler it may become a hazard for other vehicles on the road, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy: Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear mufflers free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Porsche at 1-800-767-7243.

Notes: Porsche's safety recall number is AD01. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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