Automotive - - Dec 30,2016
The German automobile manufacturer, Porsche AG, has recalled over 300 units of its ‘2-door roadster body style’ 918 Spyder sports car over suspension issue.
The recalled cars from the popular luxury automobile brand belong to the model year 2015 that were manufactured during November 2013 to July 2015. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) notice, the lower control arms could be prone to crack, so automobile manufacturer will replace that component altogether.
Porsche has manufactured a total of 918 units of this model, with more than 300 stated to be recalled from the United States. In the 918 Spyder, the front lower control arms may crack at the ball joint, disturbing the vehicle’s handling and growing the risk of a crash. Merchants will replace the lower control arms for free. However, German sports-car maker did not immediately declare an owner notification schedule.
After counting the numbers of recalls, this is going to be the fourth recall of this particular car model. The first recall was announced in July 2014 for all Porsche 918 sports car, due to rear axle control arms that may break causing trouble controlling the vehicle. The second recall was issued in December 2014, for fracture of lower control arm whereas the car is being driven increases the risk of an accident. The third recall was declared in June 2015 due to the wiring harness for the left rear radiator fan may contact an engine warmth insulation plate.
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