Porsche 918 Spyder recalled again

Porsche 918 Spyder

Porsche has issued a global recall for its flagship 918 Spyder model, due to a potential failure of the car's cooling system.
Specifically, customers are being advised that an electrical wiring harness for the radiator fan could be damaged by a carbon fibre component on cars manufactured before the end of April 2015.

Porsche is in the process of contacting affected 918 owners directly. It is thought around 47 UK cars will be recalled, which will each have to undergo a half-day inspection at a Porsche workshop, where the vulnerable wiring harness will be re-situated.

In a statement, the German manufacturer said: "The cause was identified following a detailed examination of complaints," and that the manufacturing process was immediately altered to rectify the issue.

The 918 Spyder, which is Porsche's first foray into extreme performance hybrids, was subject to a recall last year over concerns of defective chassis components, which originated from a batch of substandard parts. In that instance, the recall was undertaken as a precaution, with no examples of actual part failure documented.

When it's working properly, the 918 Spyder is a phenomenal machine. Check it out in action below as it smashes the lap record for production cars at the fearsome Nurburgring Nordschleife.

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