Porsche 918 Spyder Rear Suspension Control Arms Failure Risk: Recall Expands to 205 Cars

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The Porsche 918 Spyder may be sold out, but it seems like the German hypercar is going through a difficult period this year. It all has to do with its faulty rear suspension, which has already determined Zuffenhausen to recall 50 units earlier this year and now sees the callback action expanded to 205 cars.
Back in September when the initial batch of 50 cars were recalled, Porsche issues a stop-sale (outside the US, as American dealers didn’t hold the hypercar in stock). Like we said, the recall has now expanded to 205 units, but a sales pause is no longer necessary, since the hybrid hypercar is now sold out.

According to the German automaker, this is a “precautionary measure” taken because its engineers can’t guarantee the parts permanently. In fact, the company came across the issue during a set of quality tests - to be more precise, we are talking about “failure of component during heavy-duty durability testing (extreme race conditions) on the Porsche AG racetrack and testing facility in Nardo, Italy.

The affected vehicles may have been manufactured with rear-axle control arms that may break, causing difficulty controlling the vehicle," a NHTSA statement released earlier this year reads.

Porsche dealers will inspect the vehicles and replace the faulty parts free of charge. The repair job takes around two days to complete, with the new wave of the campaign scheduled to debut early next year.
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