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Porsche 911 Recall 12V558000

The Rear Wheel Hubs May Fail Prematurely

Recall Details

The bearings located in the rear wheel hubs may fail prematurely under certain driving conditions, even if proper maintenance procedures have been followed. If a rear wheel hub were to fail, the driver could lose control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the rear wheel hubs to correct this concern. 

Our Quick Take

Certain GT3 models are being recalled because the rear wheel hubs may be prone to premature failure under certain driving conditions. 

What Should You Do?

Porsche will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning December, 2013. If you hear an abnormal noise from the rear of the vehicle, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call. The Porsche recall number is AC05.

Suspension & Steering, December 3, 2012

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
December 3, 2012
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
455
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
12V558000
Component
WHEELS:CAP/COVER/HUB

Summary
Porsche is recalling certain model year 2010 911 GT3 vehicles manufactured May 15, 2009, through February 11, 2010. The rear wheel hubs may be prone to failure under certain driving conditions. Also, the original, suggested maintenance intervals may be insufficient to prevent wheel hub failure.
Consequence
If the rear hub fails, there may be a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will replace the wheel hubs on the rear axle free of charge. The service interval specifications will also be revised and provided to owners as part of Porsche's owner notification letter. The recall is expected to begin in December 2012. Owners may contact Porsche at 1-800-767-7243.
Notes
Porsche's safety recall number is AC05. 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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