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Recall 14V090000

Engine Damage And Oil Leak From Loose Piston Connecting Rod

Recall Details

A piston connecting rod inside the engine may come loose and damage the engine, causing loss of power and an oil leak. Owners of affected vehicles are advised not to drive their vehicles until repairs are made. Dealers will replace the engine free of charge to resolve the problem.

Our Quick Take

A piston connecting rod inside the engine may come loose and damage the engine, causing loss of power and an oil leak.

What Should You Do?

Porsche notified owners of affected vehicles starting in June 2014. You can contact your dealer to see if your vehicle is affected. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The Porsche recall number is AE01.

Affected Cars

Engine, March 24, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 24, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
209
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V090000
Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Summary
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (Porsche) is recalling certain model year 2014 911 GT3 vehicles manufactured October 19, 2013, through January 16, 2014. In the affected vehicles, a piston connecting rod may come loose and damage the engine crankcase.
Consequence
A damaged crankcase may allow engine oil to leak onto hot components in the engine bay which may result in a fire.
Remedy
Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will install a new engine with improved piston connecting rod connections, free of charge. The recall began on June 6, 2014. Owners may contact Porsche at 1-800-545-8039. Porsche's number for this recall is AE01. Note: Owners are advised not to drive their vehicles until the engine has been replaced.
Notify
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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