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Recall 991 Carrera, 718 Boxster & 718 Cayman


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You probably won't like to read this, but yesterday, I found a link on the German "Porsche Fan Forum" (PFF.de) that pointed to the following Press Release on Porsche's German website:
Link: http://www.porsche.com/germany/about...many&id=423415

It states the following: 
"Porsche is checking worldwide 16,429 vehicles of the models 911 Carrera as well as 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman, 2,576 of which in Germany. On the affected vehicles the screws connecting the fuel collection pipes could possibly come loose. The service departments will replace the mounting bolts with optimized screws. This is merely a precautionary measure."

The last sentence sounds rather soothing, since additional sources in the German automobile press indicate, that, if these screws fail, fuel can run out over the potentially very hot engine block and constitute a fire hazard.
I called Porsche USA in Atlanta, and they confirmed this upcoming event. The recall reached them this past Monday, and they are presently preparing the recall letters.
My car, a very new 2017 991.2, is part of the recall frown.gif .

They did not yet have an exact date as to when the bolt replacement can start, since they are still waiting for the required parts.
On the German Porsche Fan Forum I learned that this is not a quick and simple measure; the required worktime at German shops is indicated with 6 hours (!!).

I wonder if they need to drop the engine to get to those bolts??? Maybe someone with reliable mechanical insight can explain the potential work required in more detail.

Greetings, Rainer

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US owners can always use the US Government recalls site: https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls

 

This is the 2017 718 Boxster.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V054000

Manufacturer Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

Components FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Potential Number of Units Affected 4,090

Summary

Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (Porsche) is recalling certain 2017 911 Carrera, 911 Carrera S, 911 Carrera 4, 911 Carrera 4S, 911 Targa 4, 911 Targa 4S + GTS, 911 Carrera Cabriolet, 911 Carrera S Cabriolet, 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet, 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet, 718 Boxster, 718 Boxster S, 718 Cayman, and 718 Cayman S vehicles. The screws that fasten the fuel collection pipes in the engine compartment may shear off, resulting in a fuel leak.

Remedy

Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will install improved fastening screws, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243. Porsche's number for this recall is AH01.

Notes

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.

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