Never mind, it’s just a wee fuel leak

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2012 Porsche 911 (991)

In the United States Porsche is undertaking the somewhat embarrassing move to recall new 911 Carrera S models due to a possible fault which could result in a fuel line to become disconnected.

Over 1200 models, built between October 2011 and January 2012, could be affected. The recall notice reads in part: “A fuel leak could lead to the engine misfiring or stalling, increasing the risk of a crash. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could increase the risk of a fire.”

It’s probably not the headlines Porsche had in mind for its new 911. We’re wondering, then, would this affect your decision to buy a 991 911 if you were about to sign on the dotted line?

The full recall notice from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration can be read below.

[Source: Autocar]

Report Date: March 25, 2012
NHTSA Campaign ID number: 12V107000

Vehicle Make / Model: PORSCHE / 911 CARRERA S
Model Year: 2012
Manufacturer: PORSCHE CARS NORTH AMERICA, INC.
Mfr’s Report Date: MAR 20, 2012

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,232

Summary:
PORSCHE IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 911 CARRERA S VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 26, 2011, THROUGH JANUARY 24, 2012. INTERFERENCE BETWEEN A COOLANT LINE AND A FUEL LINE MAY CAUSE THE FUEL LINE TO BECOME DISCONNECTED AT THE QUICK CONNECTOR.

Consequence:
IF THE FUEL LINE BECOMES DISCONNECTED, A FUEL LEAK MAY OCCUR. A FUEL LEAK COULD LEAD TO THE ENGINE MISFIRING OR STALLING, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH. A FUEL LEAK IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF A FIRE.

Remedy:
PORSCHE WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL LINE WITH A NEW FUEL LINE, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN APRIL 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT PORSCHE AT 1-800-767-7243.

Notes:
PORSCHE’S SAFETY RECALL NUMBER IS AC02. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.