Recall: Porsche 911 for cracking tailpipes; Lotus Exige, Elise for oil leaks
The 2012 and 2013 Carrera models are affected; also, Lotus expands on an earlier recall.
The tailpipes could crack and fall off on 2012 and 2013 models as the cars age, particularly as they reach more than 25,000 miles, according to internal testing by Porsche. Only the Carrera and Carrera 4 models equipped with the standard exhaust are affected. Carrera models fitted with the louder sport exhaust system are not under the recall, nor are any of the more powerful S models. No customers have experienced any failures, according to Porsche.
Dealers will replace the mufflers with reinforced units when supplies become available. Owners can call Porsche at 1-800-767-7243.
Meanwhile, Lotus is recalling an additional 451 cars in the U.S. to fix faulty oil-feed pipes that are prone to rupturing. In January, Lotus recalled 5,041 Elise and Exige models from 2005-2007 after receiving 108 warranty claims in North America for leaking oil hoses. It has since expanded the recall to include the 2007-2008 Elise and Exige.
In October, Lotus recalled 80 Evora S models from 2011 after two fires and several engine failures were reported outside the U.S. for similar problems relating to leaking oil-feed pipes. While all Lotus models use Toyota-built engines, Lotus had designed the oil pipes and later changed them to a sturdier design in later models.
Dealers will replace the oil hose and all fittings beginning March 4. Owners can call Lotus at 1-800-245-6887.
"While all Lotus models use Toyota -built engines, Lotus had designed the oil pipes..."
Figures. The one part designed by Lotus is falling apart. Why am I not surprised.
Bob has it right.
Look on Consumer reports magazines and see who has the best consumer satisfaction (it is Porsche/reliability) and then check out what cars are good and bad used cars. Japs beat the American car makers hands down. Americans are catching up but they are still behind. Looks like some of y'all can not handle the truth.
You chastized me for not post something about Ford in the Porsche recall thread. OK.... um.... Ford will be releasing a Transit Connect Diesel in 2014. Will that work for you?
Have a great day.
Yours Truly, Troy S.
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