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Porsche to Recall 50,145 2003-06 Cayennes to Fix Potential Fuel Leak Problem

Posted: September 25, 2017 - 9:29AM
Author: Marc Stern
Porsche, in a statement released during the weekend, announced that it is recalling 50,000 2003-06 Cayenne crossovers to fix a fuel flange problem that could set up a small fuel leak over time.


Nearly every Porsche Cayenne sold between 2003 and 2006 has been recalled to fix potential fuel leak problem. The problem affects 50,145 Cayenne crossovers sold in the United States during that period. The automaker, though, sold a total of 55,210 copies.

The problem revolves around the fuel pump filter flange. Over time, says Porsche, the piece can develop hairline cracks “after extended usage and time.” The result of the hairline cracks might be “a very small quantity of fuel” that might seep out “causing a fuel odor.”

Interestingly, the automaker made no mention of any ignition risk. Usually, in the case of a fuel system problem, there is some mention of the potential for fires.

Porsche will notify Cayenne owners of the recall. Owners can then schedule the recall repairs with their dealers. The free repairs will take about an-hour-and-a-half.