The affected 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 cars to get engine transplant and warranty extension

  • Apr 15, 2014
In the recent array of recalls, the one made by Porsche is definitely a high profile affair. The highly respected German sportscar maker had embarrassed itself last month when it advised the owners of the 2014 911 GT3 not to drive their cars until further notice!

2014 Porsche 911 GT3

Porsche's disheartening announcement was made in the light of two examples of the new 911 GT3 barbequeing themselves spontaneously in Europe. After a thorough investigation, Porsche's engineers concluded that the problem lies in a screw joint that could loosen the connecting rod.

The 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 is the sportiest model of the legendary 911 family. The car is powered by a 475 bhp 3.8-litre flat six direct injection petrol motor.

2014 Porsche 911 GT3 rear

According to a leaked letter that Porsche had sent to one of its 785 affected customers, the company has announced that the screw joint in question has been optimized and the production of fault-free replacement engines will commence on April 22. Once the engines are in place, they would be shipped across the globe to the customers' nearest Porsche dealerships who will then replace the defective powerplants with the new ones. Porsche will issue a certificate to the customers confirming that repair had been carried out.

Porsche has prevented the track-bred car's owners from using it for a while and in order to compensate for the poor ownership experience, the company will extend the affected car's warranty by a year at no additional charges.

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