2012-'13 Porsche 911 Recalled Because Tailpipe May Detach


  • 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Picture

    2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Picture

    Porsche is recalling 2,263 2012-'13 Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera 4 cars equipped with a standard exhaust system because the tailpipe may detach. | February 28, 2013

Just the Facts:
  • Porsche is recalling 2,263 2012-'13 Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera 4 cars equipped with a standard exhaust system because the tailpipe may detach.
  • Vehicles with the optional sport exhaust system are not affected.
  • Porsche told federal safety regulators it is not aware of any accidents or injuries resulting from the defect.

WASHINGTON — Porsche is recalling 2,263 2012-'13 Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera 4 cars equipped with a standard exhaust system because the tailpipe may detach, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"The exhaust tailpipe may fracture and separate from the rear muffler," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "If the exhaust tailpipe separates from the muffler, it may become a hazard for other vehicles on the road, increasing the risk of a crash."

Vehicles with the optional sport exhaust system are not affected. The affected 911s were manufactured from March 7, 2012 through November 12, 2012. The recall affects coupes and convertible models.

Porsche told federal safety regulators it is not aware of any accidents or injuries resulting from the defect. It also said it is not aware of any defects or reported failures on any customer-owned vehicles. All defects determined to date were reported on internal Porsche test vehicles with 25,000 miles or more on the odometer.

Porsche dealers will replace the rear mufflers. A date has not yet been set for the recall. Owners can contact Porsche at 1-800-767-7243.

Edmunds says: Porsche told NHTSA it is waiting for sufficient quantities of reinforced rear mufflers to become available before notifying owners to take their cars in for service.

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