305 vehicles affected in the United States
ATLANTA, GA – May 7, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Porsche Cars North America, Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall for 2015 model year 918 Spyder models in the United States. Intensive analysis revealed that the connecting shafts of the longitudinal and transverse control arms might be vulnerable to cathodic stress corrosion cracking (SCC). For this reason, the long-term durability of these components as installed in the affected vehicles cannot be assured. If the connecting shafts of the longitudinal and transverse control arms develop any cracking, the vehicle’s handling may be impaired under extreme conditions (such as racetrack use), increasing the risk of a crash.
Authorized Porsche dealers will replace the affected vehicle components with more robust materials at no charge. Replacement of the affected components is expected to take approximately seven to eight hours. Customers will be notified about the recall by mail. There are 305 affected vehicles in the United States. No incidents have been reported.
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Established in 1984, Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA) is the exclusive U.S. importer of Porsche 911, 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman; Macan and Cayenne; and Panamera. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia since 1998, PCNA is also home to the first Porsche Experience Center in North America featuring a module-based 1.6 mile driver development track, business center, and fine dining restaurant, 356.
The company operates a second Porsche Experience Center near Los Angeles. That 53-acre complex features a driver development track with eight educational modules totaling 4.1 miles, a business center, and Restaurant 917. PCNA employs over 300 people who provide parts, service, marketing, and training for 189 dealers. They, in turn, work to provide Porsche customers with a best-in-class experience that is in keeping with the Porsche brand’s 70-year history of leadership in the advancement of vehicle performance, safety, and efficiency. PCNA is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Porsche AG, which is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.
At the core of this success is Porsche’s proud racing heritage that boasts some 30,000-plus motorsport wins to date.
Source: Porsche Cars North America, Inc.