Porsche has announced a voluntary recall of more than 1,200 of its 2012 model Carrera S, due to a defective fuel line. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the fuel line may be hindered by a coolant line, potentially causing the fuel line to disconnect from the quick connector. In the event of the fuel line coming unattached, a fuel leak may develop, potentially causing an engine malfunction and increasing the likelihood of an auto collision. If the leak comes into contact with a source of ignition, it becomes a potential fire hazard. According to Porsche, the company has not received any reports of fires resulting from the defective fuel line, nor has it been notified of any personal injuries, auto accidents, or property damage.
The 2010 model Carrera S was first introduced to the United States in February of this year, and the first American report of a fuel leak was registered six days later. The first report Porsche received of the issue came from outside the U.S. in December of 2011. The vehicles affected by the recall where manufactured between October26, 2011,
The recall will begin in April, at which time the company will begin replacing the defective fuel lines with a new line, fitted with a spacer ring.
As a Burlingame car accident attorney, I hope this recall proceeds smoothly and effectively before anyone is injured, however I do realize that’s not always the case with auto recalls. If you or someone you love has been injured by a malfunctioning vehicle, please consider discussing your legal options with a Burlingame personal injury lawyer.