Early last week the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration updated their site with a notification about a possible fuel system problem having to do with certain model Porsche 911s. New 911s (Carrera S versions only) manufactured between October 26, 2011 and January 24, 2012 (1232 of them) run the risk of a possible fuel leak.
According to the notice, “interference between a coolant line and a fuel line may cause the fuel line to become disconnected at the quick connector.” If this were to happen, a fuel leak may occur. The site goes on to say that “a fuel leak could lead to the engine misfiring or stalling, increasing the risk of a crash. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could increase the risk of fire.”
Porsche will notify those customers affected and dealers will begin replacing fuel lines, free of charge of course, starting in early April. Customers can contact Porsche at 1-800-767-7243.