1,000 Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman recalled due to defective connecting rods

Porsche is recalling 1,000 Cayman GT4, Cayman GTS 4.0, 718 Spyder and Boxster GTS 4.0 worldwide because of possible faulty connecting rods.

According to the company, there is a possibility that connecting rods have been installed that have not been manufactured according to the specifications, something that could lead to cracking and breaking and thus damage to the block of the 4.0-liter flat-6 engine. something that will lead to the cessation of its operation, to the loss of power, to the leakage of oil, while there is a case for a fire to break out.

The first signs of the problem appear with strange noise and engine vibrations, with the connecting rods manufactured by Hoeckle Austria GmbH, a Porsche supplier. The problem is found in the connecting rod screws, which may be defective.

The cars to be recalled were built between 18 September 2020 and 4 March 2021, with Porsche either replacing the defective connecting rods with new ones or replacing the entire engine, depending on the estimate.

Source: Autoblog.gr by www.autoblog.gr.

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