Crash Risk Leads Porsche to Recall 2,263 Carrera Vehicles

Posted on March 1, 2013

A vehicle is being recalled not because people onboard could necessarily be endangered but because a certain detached part could pose an obstacle to others on the road.  If you own one of the following vehicles, it’s important to get the issue fixed so as not to harm your fellow travelers.

Porsche announced the recall, which pertains to Carrera 4 and Carrera vehicles of the 2012 and 2013 model years.  2,263 vehicles produced between last March and November could suffer from an issue wherein a fracture may occur on the exhaust tail pipe.  This condition is apparently only present on the standard exhaust system, not the sport model.

If the fracture leads to a full separation of the tail pipe from the muffler, it can detach from the vehicle completely.  If this occurs while the vehicle is in transit, the tail pipe could find itself directly in the path of another vehicle.  The obvious road hazard this would present could lead to a crash situation.

To make sure that doesn’t happen, owners will hear from Porsche about the recall, although there is as of yet no word on when the recall is set to begin.  Once it does, though, free repairs can be sought from a dealer.  These repairs will consist of the installation of a replacement muffler.

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