Porsche Recall: Bad News for Car of the Year!

Recently, Robb Report named the 2013 Porsche Carrera as its prestigious ‘Car of the Year’. In a new twist, roughly 2,263 versions of the Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera 4 coupes and convertibles are being recalled. The reason for the Porsche recall is enough to make the brand blush a bit: The tailpipes can fall off. No worries, this is a leading world brand who can certainly handle any issue, large, small or shocking!

Porsche recall

The recall effects specific 2012 and 2013 Porsche 911 cars produced between March 7th and November 12th, 2012, according to the official filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Basically, if the Porsche has the 3.4-liter six-cylinder engine and is equipped with the standard exhaust, the tailpipes can crack and thus fall off! Yikes.

Porsche recall

At this point in the recall process, the company has not received any reports of issues from Porsche owners. They released the following statement on the matter: “Porsche is not aware of any defects or reported failures on any customer-owned vehicles. All defects determined to date were reported on internal Porsche test vehicles with higher mileages.” 

Porsche recall

Higher mileage vehicles means greater than 25,000, to be clear. Generally, Porsche owners drive their sports cars sparingly, so it would take a while to reach that mileage level. Porsche is being proactive in preventing problems from arising, and will work fast to ensure a seamless recall. While recalls are certainly newsworthy and can be a bit shocking, they do happen to even the most diligent luxury carmakers. Think back to how efficiently Ferrari handled the 458 Italia fires!

Ferrari 458 fires

If Ferrari can quickly recover from its intense round of 458 recalls due to fires, Porsche should fare just fine in this scenario! 

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