Porsche 918 Spyder Reaches 3rd Recall, Wiring Harness Needs Fixing

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Hybrid hypercars may be the top of the evolutionary chain, but this doesn’t make them immune to certain issues that affect “normal” cars. The latest example of this comes from the Porsche 918 Spyder, with the Zuffenhausen carmaker having issued a recall for its halo car.
Following a series customer concerns, Porsche has issued a global recall for the 918 Spyder, with the campaign also affecting 223 units of the vehicle that are found in North America.

The reason behind this is a carbon fiber component that can cause damage to a radiator ran wiring harness. The problem targets vehicle produced by the end of April this year. Vehicles built subsequently use a different manufacturing process to make sure the problem is avoided.

Porsche Cars North America will contact the owners directly to schedule a service visit. The operation, which is expected to last half a day, will see the wiring harness inspected and remounted, if this is the case.

We’ve been following the Porsche 918 Spyder ever since the first rumors landed, so we obviously also kept track of its recalls. The current campaign is the third of this kind for the hybrid machine.

The first recall

Back in summer last year, Porsche recalled a total of 45 units of the 918, of which 5 were located in the US. The campaign targeted rear control arms that could fail under extreme conditions, such as the ones experienced during track use.The issue been observed during internal testing at the Nardo track in Italy.

The second one

While that was the first 918 Spyder recall, the second followed in December 2014. This time, the front lower suspension and control arms were affected by a similar issue. We’re not sure about the number of the units affected across the world, but the campaign included 39 vehicles in the US and 5 in Canada.
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