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Porsche recalling 2010 911 GT3 over dangerous defect

Posted Dec 13th 2012 6:34PM

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration just announced that Porsche is recalling several hundred 911 GT3 sportscars, built for the 2010 model year. The cars in question are being recalled for potentially faulty rear-wheel hubs. These hubs cold be prone to failure under "certain driving conditions." The specific driving conditions in question are not noted. If the rear-wheel hub fails, one could lose control of the track-oriented Porsche, which would not be pretty at speed.

455 units of the 2010 Porsche 911 GT3, produced between May 15, 2009 and February 11, 2010, are involved in the recall. Porsche is notifying owners, and has stated that it will replace the rear wheel hubs, free of charge. Additionally, Porsche will change the service intervals, as the current intervals may be "insufficient to prevent wheel hub failure." Check out all the details on this recall in the press release below.


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2010 Porsche 911 GT3 Test Drive

NHTSA Campaign ID number : 12V558000

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
PORSCHE / 911 GT3 2010

Manufacturer: PORSCHE CARS NORTH AMERICA, INC. Report Receipt Date: DEC 03, 2012

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V558000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: WHEELS:CAP/COVER/HUB

Potential Number of Units Affected: 455

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.

News Source: NHTSA

Image Credit: Copyright 2012 AOL

Category: Coupe, Porsche, Safety, Recalls, Performance

Tags: 2010, 2010 porsche GT3, 911, GT3, porsche, Porsche problems, recall

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