Even the Porsche 918 Supercar Gets Recalled
This has been a big year for recalls, with most coming from the giants like General Motors and Toyota. Apparently, though, our favorite hypercars aren't without their own potentially dangerous flaws. Porsche Cars of North America has recalled a number of 2015 examples of the plug-in hybrid 918 Spyder. It has discovered that the rear axle control arms can break after "failure of component during heavy-duty durability testing (extreme race conditions) on the Porsche AG racetrack and testing facility in Nardo, Italy." RELATED: Driving the 887HP Porsche 918 Spyder
According to Edmunds, the vehicles affected were ones built from May 7, 2014 to June 18, 2014, and owners were contacted directly by Porsche. Overall, 45 cars are said to have been affected by the Porsche 918 recall. (Only 918 are slated to be produced.) Porsche claims that there have been no injuries or incidents related to the recall.
45 cars may not sound like a lot, especially compared to the hundreds of thousands of GMs recalled earlier this year, but since 918 production is limited to just 918 examples, that still amounts to about 5%. While it might be a bit annoying to shell out $845,000 for a car only to find out that some of its major parts are faulty, these are highly strung and advanced machines, so a teething problem here and there shouldn't be too much of a surprise. At least it's not leaking battery acid on things or catching fire at random like most supercars.
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