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post #1 of 217 Old 02-23-2019, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
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AKA3 Fuel tank structure recall (was: Stop sale - Fuel Tank Bracket)

I don't know any details, but there is currently a stop sale on all new 718s due to something about a fuel tank bracket. My CGTS has now arrived at the dealership, but I can't take delivery yet

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Below is the official notice for the recall from the NHTSA. This was added to the OP for convenience. Included below are links to associated documents at nhtsa.gov.
This is apparently a required recall and is not voluntary.

February 20, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V113000
Fuel Leak After Crash
A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of fire.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V113000

Manufacturer: Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE, STRUCTURE

Potential Number of Units Affected: 14,388

Summary
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (Porsche) is recalling certain 2017-2019 718 Boxster, 718 Boxster S, 718 Cayman and 718 Cayman S vehicles and 2018-2019 718 Boxster GTS and 2018-2019 718 Cayman GTS vehicles. In the event of a crash, a crossmember may detach from the luggage compartment bracket, possibly causing a fuel leak.

Remedy
Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will secure the crossmember with additional rivets, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 21, 2019. Owners may contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243. Porsche's number for this recall is AKA3.

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Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

3 Associated Documents
Recall Acknowledgement
Defect Notice 573 Report
Remedy Instructions and TSB

Porsche Recall Lookup/Search (using VIN)

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post #2 of 217 Old 02-24-2019, 04:36 AM
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I have been reading about this on Renlist over the past week.

Apparently a problem with a bracket in the frunk which apparently can affect the fuel tank in the event of an impact. Affecting builds from March 2018 to February 2019.

Alot of rumors at the moment but looks like a serious issue to put a total stop to all deliveries/sales.

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Donít like the sound of this .....

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That is disappointing to hear hopefully they will get it sorted straight away and do any necessary recalls to keep Porsche owners safe. In the meantime, I would contact your respective dealerships and see what steps you need to take to have this matter corrected.
To be honest, I have owned 3 Porsches and have been noticing some QC issues and that's unacceptable, especially at this price point.


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I have been reading about this on Renlist over the past week.
... Affecting builds from March 2018 to February 2019.

Yeah, I read that too, but it seems that over in Rennlist they aren't sure of the dates. Someone originally posted that it started with 2015 cars. I have a hard time believing that it would have gone unnoticed for so long and then suddenly thought to be stop-delivery serious.


My car was built January 2018. Maybe it isn't included. So far I have heard nothing from the dealer.

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Ahh thats a shame, my 718 Boxster was scheduled to be built week 8 of 2019 (last week), I have already sent an e-mail to the dealer to see if they have any information, but I would assume my delivery will be affected
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Ahh thats a shame, my 718 Boxster was scheduled to be built week 8 of 2019 (last week), I have already sent an e-mail to the dealer to see if they have any information, but I would assume my delivery will be affected
Probably but on the bright side the issue will be corrected while at the factory rather than having the dealership muck around with the car after delivery.
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Probably but on the bright side the issue will be corrected while at the factory rather than having the dealership muck around with the car after delivery.

Well the dealer answered my e-mail pretty quickly.
He had not head anything about this issue, but he will be discussing it with the Danish product manager to see what's what.
He could however inform me that my car is done in manufacturing and on it's way to Denmark.
Whether this means my car needs to be fixed by the dealer or if it is so new a build that the fix was already implemented at the factory only time will tell.
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Assuming the OP could not collect his car because of this issue suggests at least his dealership has received some guidance from Porsche. I've emailed my SA and hope to find something out soon. I'm trying to remain positive, but bad thoughts are starting to trickle in. My car is in port at Germany so it may be in no-man's land (back to production site or onward to dealer). This wouldn't be a good experience for a first time Porsche purchaser should all this go south.
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Sorry to hear that about your 718. I had reported this issue a week ago and retracted because no one on this forum had heard it and my SA said he was not aware of it. My CGTS was scheduled to start production V260 March 1 and end production V300 March 8. At this point I guess I am lucky to be in this stage rather than in transit. I really wanted my car early April and it slipped to early May. I hope this fix is quick. It is killing me because I continue to shop used cars and saw a Cayman 981 GTS almost exactly like my dream build if I was willing to spend over $115k new.
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