Right after engine injury induced fires in 2 European editions of the 2014 911 GT3, Porsche stated it would investigate the lead to and informed owners of all 785 vehicles throughout the world to stop driving their cars. Now the automaker says it will replace the engines in all of these vehicles. The German sports activities-carmaker, a subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group, named the move a “corrective action derived from intensive inner analyses.” No recall has been issued by the National Highway Traffic Security Administration.
Porsche Investigates 2014 911 GT3 Engines
The engine fire resulted from loose fasteners on the engine’;s connecting rods — element of what fastens the base of the rod to the crankshaft — which permitted oil from the crankshaft bearings to leak.
Replaced engines will have far better fasteners, Porsche says. The automaker says it really is “in direct communication with customers throughout the world” to discuss what wants to be carried out.