2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S Recalled For Potential Fuel Line Leak

Porsche is recalling some 1,232 Type 991 Carrera S models built for the 2012 model year and assembled between October 26, 2011 and January 24, 2012. At issue is a potential manufacturing defect that could cause a fuel leak under a particular set of circumstances.

On certain cars, the release button on a fuel line quick-disconnect fitting was incorrectly oriented and could make contact with a coolant pipe. Movements between the fuel line and the coolant pipe can cause the fuel line quick-disconnect coupler to work loose, resulting in a fuel spill and loss of fuel to the engine.

Under these conditions, engine misfiring and stalling is possible, and spilled fuel can ignite in the presence of an ignition source, increasing the risk of a vehicle fire. Porsche points out that no fires have occurred to date, and there have been no reported injuries as a result of this condition.

Porsche will contact owners via first class mail when the recall begins in April. Dealers will replace the fuel line in question with a new part, at no charge to owners. Customers with questions or concerns can reach Porsche’s customer service hotline at (800) 767-7243.

Alternatively, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline can also provide updated information regarding this recall. The NHTSA’s hotline can be reached at (888) 327-4236.

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