Porsche, the creators of the legendary 911 nameplate have recently warned all owners of the street-legal racecar, the 911 GT3, to retire their racing helmets, and hang up their keys until further inspection of a rather fiery issue. Reports have as many as nearly 5 examples of the 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 bursting into a gasoline-fueled blaze, thankfully without any occupant injuries.
An official press release from the German sports-car maker, has told owners to cease operating their vehicles without delay, and that Porsche technicians will come retrieve some 785 of the cars in question. They will then bring the vehicles in an emergency inspection at their nearest Porsche dealership, free of charge.
This means that Porsche doesn’t want even so much as their customers to drive to the dealership to fix the issue, and simply leave them parked.
The recall was issued on account of confirmed, two subject cases in Europe, where both 2014 911 GT3s caught fire, without burns to either pilots. In an attempt to limit any damage, and to ensure the safety of their consumers, the recall will effect all sold vehicles.
“Internal studies to determine the cause of the engine damage have not been completed yet,” stated the storied marque in the recent press release; meaning that GT3 owners will be left waiting anxiously for a diagnosis of the issue, yet are assured to be notified when a fix is presented.
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