Porsche 918 Spyder Recalled In USA For Suspension Issue

Porsche only made 918 units of the Spyder, hence the name, but the hybrid hypercar has been subjected to a number of recalls over the years.

The latest one was announced by the brand’s North American arm and affects 305 units from the 2015MY.

According to the announcement made by Porsche, they found that “the connecting shafts of the longitudinal and transverse control arms might be vulnerable to cathodic stress corrosion cracking”. As a result, the automaker cannot assure “the long-term durability of these components”.

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Porsche says that if the arms develop any cracking, then the 918 Spyder’s handling may be affected under severe conditions – racetrack use. In extreme cases, they could increase the risk of a crash, although the company is not aware of any incidents related to this condition.

The repair will see Porsche’s technicians replace the components with new ones, made from “more robust materials”. The work will be carried free of charge, and it’s expected to take around 7 to 8 hours for the parts to be replaced.

Owners of the 305 examples that are found on US soil will be notified about the recall via mail, but the Stuttgart-based car firm hasn’t said when they will start informing them.

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  • Dr Strangefingger

    I swear, it’s always #@%!ing something with these cars! Get your &@$% straight Porsche!!!

  • alexxx

    And people say Ferrari is not so reliable and will brake or something…interesting…

  • S3XY

    Now I’m going to have to drive my P1 for a week. Uhhhhhhh.

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