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These Are Not The Flames You Want On Your Car!

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On: Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 7:20AM | By: Karen Cook

These Are Not The Flames You Want On Your Car!

If you own a 2014 Porsche 911 GT3, DO NOT DRIVE IT!

Recently two of the sportiest vehicles in the Porsche lineup have caught fire while being driven. One blaze occurred in Switzerland and the other in Italy. The manufacturer has not yet determined the cause of the fires which destroyed the cars. There were no injuries in either case and both drivers were able to bring the vehicle to a stop safely and exit before the car was consumed by the flames.

Porsche has advised owners not to drive the vehicles even though there has been no recall issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) as yet. A spokesperson for Porsche Cars North America says that they are working with the NHTSA to determine what steps need to be taken in this case and that they are “being as cautious as possible” at this point.

Most recalls involve repairs and/or replacements which the manufacturer will provide at no cost to the owner; they require the vehicle to be taken to a dealer for those repairs. In this instance, however, Porsche requests that owners contact their local Porsche dealer and make arrangements for the dealer to come pick up the vehicle. Alternate transportation will likely be provided during the repair process once the cause of the spontaneous fires is determined.

No other Porsche models have had this problem. There are 785 911 GT3s affected worldwide, with about 400 of those in the United States. Should the issue progress to a recall, these are the only vehicles which will be covered.

If you own one of these vehicles do not drive it. Call your local dealer to make the arrangements to have it transported. It is not necessary to move it outside since the fires occurred only while the engine was running.


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