Porsche 918 Spyder Plug-In Hybrid Supercars Recalled For Fan Wiring


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Porsche is recalling every 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid supercar to fix potentially faulty radiator-fan wiring.

The carmaker says the wiring harness for the radiator fans in these vehicles may have been damaged by a carbon-fiber component.

Porsche dealers will inspect the wiring harnesses--and replace them, if necessary--free of charge.

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Owners should expect to leave their cars in the shop half a day, Porsche says.

The recall affects the entire global production run of 918 Spyder supercars, the last of which were built in April 2015.

A total of 918 examples were built for sale worldwide, with 223 sold in the U.S.

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Porsche has not set a date for the recall to begin, but says it will contact owners directly.

Followers of expensive green cars and the mechanical issues they sometimes present may note a similarity in circumstance to the fan issue that essentially sank the Fisker Karma.

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After a fire badly damaged one of the extended-range electric cars, Fisker traced the problem back to a faulty cooling fan.

Fisker ultimately recalled every Karma it had sold up to that point, replacing cooling fans and adding an extra fuse.

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

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This isn't the first time in recent memory that Porsche has had to recall an entire production run of cars, either.

After a series of fires in its 911 GT3 sports car last year, Porsche recalled every one--and replaced the engine in every single one.

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A record for this recall did not appear on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Safercar.gov website at the time of publication.

However, owners can contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243 with any questions.

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