Late last week Porsche quietly issued a voluntary recall of 51,497 Macan, Macan S, Macan GTS, and Macan Turbo models in the U.S. The Macans in question are those manufactured from March 4, 2014 to April 14, 2017 (so pretty much the entire production run to date). Utilizing the sales figures provided by PCNA, and published here on FLATSIXES.com, we show roughly 47,143 Macans delivered during the same time period. That makes it seem as if this recall affects every Macan currently on the road. That’s the bad news.
The good news is this is a voluntary recall with no incidents of problems in the field having been reported. That means Porsche identified the problem on their own (some Macan owners may be able to smell gas in their car, and no one likes that) and Porsche has developed a process to inspect and repair affected vehicles. Here’s their official statement.
Porsche determined that fine hairline cracks could appear, after an extended period of use, on the filter flange of the fuel pump on the affected vehicles. As a result, if this happens, a very small quantity of fuel might seep out causing a fuel odor. No incidents have been reported in actual usage in the field. Porsche dealers will inspect vehicles, and seal or replace the flange as necessary.