Porsche is recalling and will replace the engines in all 2014 911 GT3 sports cars sold in North America due to engine fires. Two engine fires prompted Porsche to do an internal analysis of the engine compartment for possible causes.

It was found that a loosened fastener on the connecting rod caused the rod to damage the crankcase, leading to an oil leak which then ignited.

After becoming aware of the two accident cases, Porsche promptly took action to avoid any risk to customers by advising them to cease using the affected 785 vehicles until further notice and have them picked up by a Porsche dealer. Now, engines with optimised fasteners will be used in all 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 – including in those that have not been delivered yet. Porsche is in direct communication with customers worldwide to discuss the further course of action.

Porsche points out that no other 911 models or other model series are affected by this action.

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