The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced Porsche will have to recall five units of the 918 Spyder hybrid supercar.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced Porsche will have to recall five units of the 918 Spyder hybrid supercar.

Paying $845,000 on a vehicle doesn't make it immune to technical problems as even the mighty Porsche 918 Spyder is having some issues with the rear axle control arms. There's a risk these might break which is why NHTSA says Porsche will have to recall five U.S.-spec units built between May 7 and June 18 to replace them (if necessary) free of charge.

If we were to imagine a worst-case scenario, the driver is involved in an accident after losing control of the 918 Spyder following the malfunction of the rear axle control arms. A Porsche spokesman says an additional 45 cars sold worldwide have already been inspected and the problem has been fixed.

It all started on June 26 when Porsche noticed this issue while conducting "heavy duty durability testing" in Italy at the Nardo test track. The problematic parts were further investigated and on July 18 the company issued a stop-sale in order to better check the 918 Spyder's suspension components. All affected owners were contacted by Porsche and asked not to use the supercar on track.

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