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Warning: Porsche 911 GT3s May Spark a Fire


Posted On behalf of Simien & Simien on Feb 02, 2014 in Automotive

Porsche is asking drivers of its 911 GT3 models to immediately stop driving them because they can develop engine problems and set fire. This issue effects a total of 785 CT3 vehicles from the 2014 model including 408 in the United States.

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Original Story Found at CNBC

Porsche is asking owners of its 911 GT3 models to stop driving them because they can develop engine problems and catch fire.

The German sports car maker says it will pick up the cars and take them to a dealership for inspection. The problem affects 785 GT3 cars from the 2014 model year, including 408 in the U.S.

Porsche says engines were damaged on two cars in Europe, and both caught fire. The company says there were no crashes or injuries.

Spokesman Nick Twork says oil caught fire in both cars. Engineers are doing studies to figure out what caused the problem.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it is in touch with Porsche and will continue to monitor the situation.

The GT3, which costs more than $130,000, is the sportiest of the company's 911 models. Twork said Porsche will offer loaner cars. No other 911 models are affected.