Porsche recalls vehicles with cracked fuel pumps

Atlanta – Oct. 6, 2017 – Porsche Cars North America has recalled more than 50,000 vehicles believed to be equipped with defective fuel pump filter flanges, according to documentation filed with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. The campaign affects 2003-2006 Porsche Cayenne, Cayenne S, Cayenne Titanium and Cayenne Turbo sport utility vehicles with production dates ranging from Nov. 20, 2002 to Dec. 2, 2006. The German automaker estimates 100 percent of the models referenced in the recall contain the defective features.

The Defect

Affected vehicles are likely to include fuel pump filter flanges prone to age- and oxidation-caused cracking. More specifically, the flange material used in the recalled vehicles has been shown to break down at an accelerated rate, creating tension within the fuel pump – and in some cases causing fuel seepage. This poses a serious safety hazard to operators, as escaped gasoline could come into contact with active engine components and combust. However, Porsche has not received field reports linking the defective features to any accidents or injuries.

Owners with vehicles experiencing filter flange-related fuel seepage have reported noticing the odor of gasoline.

Timeline of Events

In February 2017, the NHTSA sent to Porsche seven vehicle owner queries mentioning filter flange-related fuel leakage, which had been referenced in an earlier recall initiated in October 2016, involving the Volkswagen Group of America. Then, in June, Porsche launched a 90-day field trial at the behest of the NHTSA. The program aimed to determine if the four-bar fuel pumps used in several Porsche and Volkswagen models were the the issue’s root cause.

On Sept. 13, the Porsche Product Safety group reviewed the results of field trial and determined that four-bar fuel pumps and the filter flanges used in them were problematic. The committee called for an  immediate voluntary safety recall.

The Solution

Porsche plans to direct dealers to replace the fuel flange filters in the recalled vehicles free of charge. The replacement parts are said to come equipped with protective films to block out external forces that cause surface degradation, according to an NHTSA recall acknowledgment document. The car company has yet to release a notification schedule. That said, owners in need of immediate assistance can contact Porsche customer service at (800) 767-7243. Callers should use the internal recall identification code AH10. Owners can also connect with the NHTSA directly via its Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236.

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Porsche Cars North America has recalled more than fifty thousand vehicles believed to be equipped with cracked fuel pump filter flanges. The campaign affects 2003 to 2006 Porsche Cayenne sport utility vehicles.

Affected vehicles are likely to contain flanges with hairline fractures that may release small amounts of fuel and therefore increase the risk of engine fires. This poses a serious risk to owners.

Porsche has directed dealers to replace the cracked flanges free of charge, a process that should take roughly one-and-a-half hours. The car company has not yet released a timetable for owner notification.

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Porsche Recalls Nearly All 2003-06 Cayennes In America Over Fuel Leak

Car Scoops – September 24, 2017

Porsche Recalls Nearly All 2003-06 Cayennes In America Over Fuel Leak

The recall, announced by the manufacturer, affects an estimated 50,145 vehicles in the United States from the 2003 to 2006 model years.
Given that Porsche sold a total of 55,210 examples of the Cayenne in the United States in those four years, the campaign would ostensibly affect nearly all the vehicles sold during that period.
The problem comes down to the fuel pump filter flange, which could develop hairline cracks “after extended usage and time.” As a result, “a very small quantity of fuel might seep out causing a fuel odor.” There’s no mention, however, of any risk of a fire igniting, as is typically the danger with fuel leaks…

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Stalling risks prompt Porsche recalls [Video]

Atlanta, Ga.—June 20, 2017—Seven models of Porsche vehicles are part of the manufacturer’s recent recalls. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that nearly 18,000 potentially affected units are part of this action.

The risk comes from loose camshaft controllers in these affected vehicles. According to the recall acknowledgment statement, a dislodged camshaft could cause one of the vehicles’ engines to stall, posing a possible safety hazard. Of the seven models, five are for the Panamera brand and two are for Cayenne. The combined model years stretch from 2010 to 2012.

As of June 13, there was no official notification schedule listed for this recall. However, the statement did say that dealers will address the problem by replacing the screws for the camshafts.

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Porsche Panamera, Cayenne Recalled for Possible Engine Stalling

AutoGuide.com – June 14, 2017


Porsche Panamera, Cayenne Recalled for Possible Engine Stalling

Affected vehicles include 2010-2012 Porsche Panamera S, Panamera 4S, and Panamera Turbo models, along with 2011-2012 Panamera and Panamera 4 units. Affected Porsche Cayenne vehicles are from the 2011 model year and include the Cayenne S and Cayenne Turbo models. According to the recall notice, affected vehicles have camshaft controllers that may come loose inside the engine possibly resulting in an engine stall that could increase the risk of a crash…

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Volkswagen Recalls Almost 300,000 Cars Due To Potentially Hazardous Faulty Fuel Pump

iTech Post – May 17, 2017


Volkswagen Recalls Almost 300,000 Cars Due To Potentially Hazardous Faulty Fuel Pump

Volkswagen is in deep trouble once more after it was forced to recall almost 300,000 cars in the United States. The latest recall follows the one from 2016 in which more than 280,000 Volkswagen cars had to be dealt with accordingly due to faulty fuel pumps. This time, the troubled car manufacturer is recalling Audis and Porsches.

According to The Drive, Volkswagen is recalling an estimated 292,000 cars including 240,500 Audis and around 51,500 Porsches, also due to potentially hazardous fuel pump issues. The vehicles involved in the new recall are Audi Q5 made from July 2012 to March 2017 as well as Q7 manufactured from May 2012 to July 2015. Porsche Macan S and Macan Turbo cars made between 2015 and 2017 along with the 2017 Macan are also involved. Porsche GTS models from 2017 were also fitted with the defective fuel pumps and had to be recalled.

Once a recalled vehicle is taken back to dealers, it will undergo repairs in which a film will be applied to the flanges. The said film will prevent fuel from spilling out of the pumps. Those that already exhibit cracking will be replaced completely…

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Porsche and Audi Recalls: Growing Concern Over Gas Leaks

Forbes – May 13, 2017


Porsche and Audi Recalls: Growing Concern Over Gas Leaks

A concern over gas leaks has prompted the recall of 241,000 Audi and 51,000 Porsche models in the United States, according to reports posted Friday on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The Audi action is an expansion of a recall last October of 143,000 models for the same problem.

The automaker said it concluded the new recall was necessary as the result of “an ongoing analysis.”

The problem with the Audi and Porsche models is that the fuel pump flange may develop small cracks, the automaker said in its report to federal regulators…

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Sniff, sniff: Porsche recalls 52,000 Macan crossovers for fuel odors

It doesn’t matter if you have an expensive car or an inexpensive one — nobody likes the smell of gasoline in or around a car. That’s why Porsche recalled some of its crossovers.  Porsche issued a voluntary recall for 51,497 examples of the Macan in the…

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Sniff, sniff: Porsche recalls 52,000 Macan crossovers for fuel odors

CNET Road Show – May 5, 2017


Sniff, sniff: Porsche recalls 52,000 Macan crossovers for fuel odors

It doesn’t matter if you have an expensive car or an inexpensive one — nobody likes the smell of gasoline in or around a car. That’s why Porsche recalled some of its crossovers.

Porsche issued a voluntary recall for 51,497 examples of the Macan in the US. This includes the base, S, GTS and Turbo trims. The affected vehicles carry build dates between March 4, 2014, and April 14, 2017. According to Good Car Bad Car, Porsche sold 47,143 Macans in the US, so this might affect nearly every Macan on the road…

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Porsche Recalls Vehicles with Defective Windshield Bonding

Atlanta, GA – Apr. 11, 2017 – Porsche Cars North America has recalled a number of sports cars with defective windshield bonding, according to documentation filed with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. The recall impacts various models produced in January 2017, including:

  • 911 Carrera cabriolet
  • 911 Carrera S cabriolet
  • 911 Carrera 4 and Carrera 4 cabriolet
  • 911 Carrera 4S cabriolet
  • 911 Targa S
  • 911 Targa 4S
  • 911 Turbo cabriolet
  • 718 Boxster and Boxster S

The Defect

Affected models have improperly bonded windshields that fail to comply with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard regarding windshield mounting. The adhesive used during the manufacturing loses its sticking properties, allowing for separation between the windshield and vehicle frame. Should a crash occur, the windshield may separate from the vehicle body, further endangering occupants.

Timeline of Events

Porsche engineering personnel discovered the ineffective windshield bonding during post-production repairs Jan. 24, 2017. All of the vehicles in the batch were reviewed and deemed defective. Porsche then analyzed the fabrication process and other associated vehicles to determine a root cause. On Feb. 17, 2017, quality control officials at the automaker came to the conclusion that the defectives were the result of faulty production methods out of step with established company standards. Due to this deviation, the windshield adhesive was improperly mixed, rendering it ineffective. Porsche also found that the defect only affected convertibles, as these models exhibit unique windshield stress ratios.

The Porsche product safety committee reviewed the information and chose to launch a voluntary recall.

The Solution

Porsche has directed dealers to replace the windshields in affected vehicles, free of charge. Because the models are still under warranty, the automaker does not intend to issue reimbursements, according to NHTSA documents. The timetable for dealer and owner notification has not yet been established.

 

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