Porsche 911 Invetigated by NHTSA over Coolant Leak

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The Porsche 911 is currently being investigated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The probing involves cars belonging to the 996 and 997 generation, which are believed to show an engine coolant leak issue.
The vehicles, which were built between the 2011 and 2007 model years, have a coolant hose that could fail. Should this happen, the boxter engine at the back will no longer receive coolant and can be seriously damaged.

In addition, the coolant could end up on the road, where it can create slippery conditions that increase the risk of a crash for other drivers. It seems that the affected units use the 3.6-liter GT1 powerplant, with the expected number of cars involved being about 10,000.

The news comes after over 2,000 units of the new 991 generation 911 were recalled back in March, due to an exhaust pipe problem.

Our say: one of the autoevolution guest editors, Lou Cheeka, would like to make an air-cooled 911 joke, but it's probably best to silence him.
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