Porsche 918 Spyder gets another recall

Willie Grace | 5/27/2015, 1:41 p.m.
Porsche has initiated a second “precautionary” recall for the $845,000 hybrid 918 Spyder, this time for an inspection of the ...
205 Porsche 918 Spyders were recalled for defective chassis parts late last year.

WIRING HARNESS REPAIR ON PORSCHE SUPERCAR EXPECTED TO TAKE HALF A DAY

Porsche has initiated a second “precautionary” recall for the $845,000 hybrid 918 Spyder, this time for an inspection of the electrical wiring harness for a radiator fan.

The recall affects 223 vehicles in the United States that were manufactured before the end of April 2015. Porsche says the harness could be damaged by one of the carbon fiber components on the car.

205 Porsche 918 Spyders were recalled for defective chassis parts late last year.

As a quick refresher, the 918 uses a 4.6-liter V8 and two synchronous electric motors to deliver 875 hp and 944 lb-ft of torque. Power is fed to all four wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automated manual.

Owners will be contacted by Porsche soon; the service visit will, of course, be free of charge and take about a half a day. If the part is damaged, techs will replace it. If not, they may relocate it to a safer area.

Concerned owners can call Porsche customer service at (800) 767-7243.

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