Porsche announced earlier this month that they are recalling certain 911 Carrera and Carrera 4 vehicles with a 2012 to 2013 model years, manufactured from March 7, 2012, through November 12, 2012, to replace the standard exhaust system with the sport exhaust system.
Because of accidentally fitting the wrong exhaust to certain cars, the pipes can fracture and separate from the rear mufflers. If that happens, it would become a hazard for other drivers on the road, increasing the likelihood of an accident. Porsche will be directly notifying all owners and dealers will replace the rear mufflers at no charge to the owner.
There has not been any word on a notification schedule as of yet, but owners may contact Porsche directly by phone at (800) 767-7243 with the safety recall number AD01. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline is also available for contact by phone at (888) 327-4236 or online at www.safercar.gov.
Along with Porsche, Lotus is recalling model year 2007 to 2008 Elise and Exige models with a manufacturing date from December 1, 2006, through October 31, 2007, as the oil cooler line may detach from its fitting at any time.
A detached oil line has the potential to spray oil on a tire or throughout the engine compartment, which would increase the risk of both an accident occurring due to slick tires or a fire. Lotus has begun to notify owners and the recall will begin on March 4, 2013. Dealers will replace the oil cooler hose fittings and entire lateral oil cooler hose at no cost to the owner.
Lotus is available for contact by phone at (800) 245-6887 with recall number 2013/01R. Owners can also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline by phone at (888) 327-4236 or online at or www.safercar.gov.