Last month, Porsche from its headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany said
it was recalling all of the 785 of the model year 2014 911 GT3 cars
produced because of the fire risk.
The action was taken after Porsche said it investigated two engine
fires in which a loosened fastener caused oil to leak, which then
caught fire. In the two fires, in Italy and in Switzerland, no one
was injured, a Porsche official said.
Porsche is cooperating with U.S. regulators in the recall and engine
replacements, and is in touch with each customer who owns one of the
affected vehicles, the Porsche official said.
Porsche did not say how much it will cost to replace the 785
engines. The new engines will have "optimized fasteners," the
The GT3 is the sportiest of the 16 variants of the Porsche 911 sold
in the U.S. market. The GT3 is often driven by their owners on race
Of the 785 GT3 models that will have engines replaced, about 400
were shipped to the United States, and about half of those have been
sold, a Porsche official said.
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Other 911 models and variants are not affected.
The two-seat sports car has a base price of about $131,000 (94,200
euros) in the United States and about 137,000 euros ($191,000) in
(Reporting by Bernie Woodall and Bangalore Newsroom;
editing by Tom
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