Porsche is recalling an estimated 1,702 units due to a center-locking hub that can loosen the wheels. Those models include the Porsche 911 GT2 RS, 911 GT3, 911 GT3 RS, 911 Turbo and the 911 Turbo S. If you own or are the owner of a Porsche rental mentioned above, the company will correct this issue free of charge.
This huge recall stems from the center-locking hub and wheel assemblies because as the hubs experience premature wear, the wheels have the potential to loosen, creating the danger of a crash for the luxury car drivers. The recall affects the above-mentioned Porsche models for 2010-2011 that were manufactured from May 18th, 2009 through September 17th, 2010 and were equipped with center-locking hub and wheel assemblies.
This questionable center-locking hub was just an option on the Porsche 911 Turbo, but was installed standard on 100% of every model mentioned in the recall. You can tell if your vehicle is subject to recall by examining the exterior of the car and reviewing the list of options installed on it. Porsche dealers are available to replace the faulty hubs and wheels with an improved design for no fee.
Porsche GT3 Wheel
Porsche has had a slew of recalls recently, with over 11,000 Porsche Panamera models recalled in 2010 due to faulty seat belt mounts. Overall, many luxury automakers have recalled certain vehicles from time to time, and most will step up and make things right with customers immediately, which is exactly the approach taken by Porsche.
Remember the flaming Ferrari 458 Italia recalls last year? Both luxury companies took the high road and corrected the situation to show that they are a business of integrity and honesty, with Ferrari offering free maintenance for all 458 models for 7 years (some rules apply).
Ferrari 458 Italia Fire Recalls
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