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Recall 08V076000

Fuel Line From Fuel Line In Engine Compartment

Recall Details

A fuel line in the engine compartment near the plenum panel area may chafe on a rear engine compartment cover, resulting i a fuel leak. Dealers will reroute the fuel line and install an additional spacer ring free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

A fuel line in the engine compartment may contact an engine compartment cover and chafe, resulting in a fuel leak. This would cause an odor and fire hazard.

What Should You Do?

Porsche notified owners of affected vehicles starting in February 2008. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The Porsche recall number is A803.

Affected Cars

Exhaust & Emissions, February 20, 2008

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
February 20, 2008
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
5,573
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
08V076000
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Summary
PORSCHE IS RECALLING 5,573 MY 2008 CAYENNE V6 VEHICLES. A FUEL LINE IN THE PLENUM PANEL AREA MAY CONTACT THE REAR ENGINE COMPARTMENT COVER. RELATIVE MOVEMENTS OF THE ENGINE WHILE DRIVING MAY CAUSE KNOCKING NOISES AND CHAFING ON THE FUEL LINE. A FUEL LEAK MAY DEVELOP.
Consequence
FUEL LEAKAGE IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REROUTE THE FUEL LINE AND INSTALL AN ADDITIONAL SPACER RING FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 15, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT PORSCHE AT 1-800-767-7243.
Notify
PORSCHE RECALL NO. A803. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO 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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