Atlanta, Georgia – Porsche has announced a voluntary recall of some Cayenne SUVs for a potentially misaligned fuel line. The recall involves V6-equipped Cayennes built between the start of 2008 model-year production, through January 18, 2008. Of these, 392 were sold in Canada and 5,573 in the U.S.
It has been discovered that slight engine movement may occur while driving, which could possibly cause a fuel line to make contact with the engine compartment cladding. This could cause a knocking sound and, in rare instances, abrasion marks on the fuel line itself. The company has received five known complaints worldwide, with one resulting in fuel line abrasion marks. To avoid the risk of damage, Porsche will alter the layout of the fuel line in the vehicles affected.
Owners of these potentially affected Cayennes will be informed shortly to take their cars to an authorized Porsche dealer, where the fuel line will be rearranged. The procedure will take approximately 40 minutes to complete, with no charge to the customer.