Porsche 911 GT3 Recalled for Fire Concerns

By | February 20, 2014
Porsche has stopped all deliveries of its top-of-the-line 911 GT3 for fire-related concerns. According to the automaker, two of the vehicles caught fire, prompting Porsche to recall all 785 models that have been delivered worldwide this year. The automaker’s engineers have been working on gutted vehicles from Switzerland and Italy to determine the cause of the fires, but they still aren’t clear what caused the flames. Porsche said this week that owners shouldn’t drive the vehicles until the investigation is complete. The automaker also urges owners to have their local dealer check the engines. No injuries or accidents have been reported as a result of the fire problem, Porsche announced. The investigation is expected to close this week, but the automaker is hopeful that this incident will not affect overall sales. Chief Executive Officer Matthais Mueller said last week in a statement that Porsche expects to hit its goal of selling 200,000 vehicles worldwide three years ahead of schedule, and if all goes right, these fires shouldn’t hinder that goal.
Source: Reuters, Reuters UK