Porsche’s mega hyper super hybrid is being recalled globally for a service inspection. According to the recall release, Porsche will be asking each of the people who own 918 Spyders, built through to the end of Arpil 2015, to bring their car in for precautionary checks of a potential issue. There are 223 cars in the United States market that fit that description, and Porsche will need to see each and every one of them. So, what’s the problem?
Porsche has said that the 918s will be recalled due to a radiator fan wiring harness that could show some wear, thanks to a carbon fiber bit which is believed to be abrading the sheathing of the harness. When a 918 owner brings their Porsche in for the recall, the harness will be inspected for damage, and replaced if necessary. Presumably changes will be made to either the harness or the carbon fiber piece to prevent such a thing from occurring again.
The cause of the problem was identified after an examination was conducted following a few inquiries. As of May of this year, the manufacturing process on new production 918s has been changed to correct the issue. All owners will be contacted directly by Porsche Cars North America. The visit and subsequent service will be provided free of charge. The repair is expected to take about half a day, and will be arranged as quickly as possible.
[Source: Porsche Cars North America]