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A collection of stories that owners should hear about including recalls, lawsuits, investigations, and top complaints. For a quick view of all stories, checkout the archive.

51,500 Macans with Leaking Fuel Pumps Recalled

Hairline cracks on the fuel pump’s filter flange are allowing gas to leak out of the Macan, Macan S, Macan GTS, and Macan Turbo. From David Woods on CarComplaints.com:

A driver will probably notice the problem due to a smell of fuel, and while gas hitting an ignition source is never a good thing, Porsche says no incidents have been reported.

Well, that is unless you count people slamming their heads on fuel pumps while filling up for the 3rd time in a week.

The recalled vehicles were built between 03/04/2017 and 04/14/2017.

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Recall for Gas Leaks and Engine Fires

When it comes to the 911 Carrera, the 911 Targa, or the 718 Boxster, there’s an indisputable fact – those cars are hot. As in, their engines can leak gas, spark a flame, and turn into one of the world’s most expensive bonfires.

What did you think I meant?

Porsche is recalling about 4,100 cars because the fuel collection pipes’ fastening screws can shear off and lead to gas leaks. While there haven’t been any fires yet, Porsche knows it’s only a matter of time. The recall affects 37 engine types:

The recalled replacement engines are 2.0L, 2.5L, 3.0L LP and 3.0L HP engines with part numbers 9A2100920 X, 9A2100925 X, 9A2100927AX, 9A2100930 X and 9A2100930AX.

Get the full scoop on CarComplaints.com.

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New Settlement Details for 3.0L Cayenne Diesel Owners

The government has released new settlement details for 83,000 owners of 3.0-liter TDI diesels, and it varies based on if you’re driving a Porsche, Audi, or VW.

While some Touareg and Q7 owners will be eligible for buyback options, owners and lessees of 2013-2016 vehicles will be getting a fix that VW says won’t affect the performance of their cars.

But that’s not all they’re getting:

Once the repairs are approved, owners and lessees will keep their vehicles and each receive compensation ranging from $8,539 to $17,614. Former owners of the newer cars will each receive $4,269 to $8,807 in compensation.

Hot dang, even if you don’t even own a Porsche Cayenne TDI anymore you may be eligible for significant financial payout. And if you’re leasing one, you’ll soon be getting a check and the option to get out of your lease early. There’s more details on CarComplaints.com.

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3-liter Diesel Settlement Reached

A settlement has been reached for about 83,000 owners of 3-liter TDI vehicles with v6 diesel engines. This will affect any owner of a 2013-2016 Porsche Cayenne diesel.

VW has agreed to recall about 63,000 model year 2013-2016 Audi, Porsche and Volkswagen 3-liter V6 vehicles to fix the emissions systems, dependent on if regulators approve the recall modifications. If the automaker cannot fix the vehicles, a buyback offer will be made and leases will be terminated.

There are still some details to be ironed out and the agreement won’t be final until it’s approved by the court.

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Dislodged Brake Pedals

A missing c-clip in some 2011-2016 Porsche Cayenne SUVs could allow for some brake pedal mayhem:

The missing clip can cause the pivot pin to move and the brake pedal to dislodge. From there, a driver will need to find unique methods of applying the brakes without a brake pedal.

The c-clip stands for circlip, but I’m thinking it could also stand for crap. As in, “ahh, crap — my brake pedal just fell off.”

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Certain Macans Recalled for Busted Fuel Lines

The Porsche Macan is one hot car. But thanks to some defective fuel lines, it might get a little too hot if you know what I mean.

Porsche is recalling nearly 59k 2015-2016 Macan S and Macan Turbo vehicles after customers complained that gas was leaking inside the engine. Porsche says the recall is “purely precautionary” and hasn’t released any information about specific build dates or when the recall will begin.

Porsche says they will notify owners soon. In the meantime, I’d suggest not parking inside a closed structure or near a fireworks shop.

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Are Porsche's Beige Interiors Blinding Drivers?

When deciding between beige or black for an interior color of your Porsche, I’m guessing you never thought “I wonder which one of these will reflect the light of a 1000 suns?”

But for some owners who chose beige, that’s exactly what’s happening. The light-colored dashboard is apparently creating a glare on the windshield that’s so intense, some say the car becomes very difficult to drive.

Two California residents were tired of their Porsche’s glare and filed a lawsuit in the Superior Court of California Los Angeles County. The lawsuit says:

“The glare and reflection from the windshield is a safety risk that Porsche fails to mention when selling the cars.”

Porsche, in the least shocking response of the century, doesn’t think the case has any merit.

“All automotive windshields are made of transparent glass and are therefore reflective.”

Science! The automaker went on to say the plaintiffs didn’t give a date when they first noticed the problem, or if the problem actually prevented them from using their cars.

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A Tiny Recall for a Big Alignment Problem

Porsche has recalled a grand total of 2 cars for alignments problems. Yep, 2.

The automaker says a manufacturing error caused an alignment problem that puts the front and rear axles out of whack. Considering those are your only axles, you probably want them, uh … in whack?

The recalled cars were a 2015 Cayenne Diesel and Cayenne S built between November 26, 2016 and November 27, 2014.

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Leaking Fuel Injectors Mean Porsche Hybrids Aren't Being Very Eco-Friendly

The 2011-12 Cayenne Hybrid is leaking has from the fuel injector system. That’s not very eco-friendly, although it one approach to using less gas (I kid, of course)?

The problem is two-fold:

  1. The leak can be so bad that some owners have said they can smell the gas inside the cabin
  2. And gas leak can quickly turn your car into a hybrid-kabob

This is probably a good time to put down that cigarette (if you’re still into that sort of thing). The automaker plans to replace the fuel rails and corresponding seals to try to stop the leak. Full details of the recall are available on CarComplaints.com.

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