Atlanta, GA. February 18, 2008 –Porsche today announced a voluntary recall of Porsche Cayenne SUVs for a potentially misaligned fuel line. The recall involves V6 Cayenne’s built between the start of 2008 model year production through January 18, 2008, of which 5573 units were sold in the United States and 392 in Canada.
On these SUVs, it has been discovered that slight engine movement while driving may occur and possibly cause a fuel line to contact the engine compartment cladding. This could cause a knocking sound and in rare instances, abrasion marks could possibly occur on the fuel line itself. There have been five known complaints worldwide, and in only one case did the fuel line show abrasion marks. To avoid the risk of any damage, Porsche will be altering the layout of the fuel line in the vehicles affected.
Owners of these potentially affected Cayennes will be informed shortly to take their cars to an authorized Porsche dealer where the fuel line will be rearranged. The procedure will be performed at no charge to the customer and will take approximately 40 minutes to complete.
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), based in Atlanta, GA, and, Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd. in Mississauga, Ontario, are the two importers of Porsche sports cars and Cayenne sport utility vehicles for the United States and Canada respectively. They are wholly owned, indirect subsidiaries of Dr. Ing.h.c. F. Porsche AG. Combined, PCNA and Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd. employ approximately 250 people who provide Porsche vehicles, parts, service, marketing and training for its 200 U.S. and 12 Canadian dealers. They, in turn, provide Porsche owners with best-in-class service.