Recall: Porsche 911 GT3 for failing wheel hubs
Only 455 of these rare street-legal racers are affected.
For reasons that NHTSA did not specify, the hubs on 2010 GT3 models can fail -- likely causing an imbalanced wheel, severe vibrations or, at worst, a loose wheel. Porsche said that "suggested maintenance intervals may be insufficient to prevent wheel hub failure."
The GT3 is the most raw and serious road-going 911 available. Like race cars, the rear axle hubs on the GT3 hold the wheels through a single center-locking bolt as opposed to five separate bolts. The bolt is tightened to the hub at very high torque ratings (typically more than 300 pound-feet).
Porsche will repair the hubs this month and revise the car's recommended maintenance schedule. Lucky owners can contact Porsche at 1-800-767-7243.
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