Porsche recently identified a problem with their Carrera GT supercar that they produced in the mid-2000s. There is an issue with the part of the car that helps keep it steady, known as the spherical joint. The issue could lead to loss of control if not fixed, so Porsche issued a voluntary recall on the car to get it fixed.
The pieces which hold the car together have become weakened and may start to break. These weak parts are of cars made in 2004 and 2005. Porsche found around 489 of these cars in the United States that have this problem.
Owners of Porsche vehicles may hear noise or feel vibrations coming from their cars, which could be caused by a part of the car coming loose or breaking. The problem might happen without any warning signs before it happens.
The fix for this issue is to replace the special joints in the car and dealers will do this for free.
Owners of the Porsche Carrera GT will soon receive a notification letter in the mail on June 2. If you would like more information, you can either call Porsche at 1-800-767-7243, or contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 1-888-327-4236 (reference recall campaign number 23V241000).
In 2020, Jay Leno’s own Carrera GT had problems with its shock absorbers after only owning it for two and a half years. This isn’t the first time that this happened, so be sure to watch out!