Porsche 918 Spyder recalled (again)

Published: 27 May 2015

47 Porsche 918 Spyders recalled in the UK
Potential problem with radiator fan wiring
Cars to be repaired free of charge

Porsche has announced a recall for all 918 Spyder hypercars sold so far. The global recall requires an inspection of cars manufactured up to the end of April 2015.

The precautionary recall affects 47 cars in the UK.

Why has the recall been issued?

The problem concerns the electric wiring harness for the Spyder’s radiator fan, which could be damaged by a carbonfibre component. The recall requires the harness to be examined and remounted at a Porsche service centre. Porsche says the owners of cars affected are being contacted individually.

All examples of the Porsche 918 Spyder are sold out, although the waiting list continues to grow regardless – as interested buyers put their name down on the reserve list.

This isn’t the first recall for the Porsche 918, is it?

In 2014 a recall was issued for chassis components in certain 918s, after defective parts were used from a delivery batch ‘whose functionality cannot be permanently guaranteed’, in Porsche’s words. No complaints or reports of breakages were made by customers. Each owner’s car was subject to a two-day workshop visit to have the work carried out, at no charge.

It was a tricky year for Porsche recalls; earlier in 2014 a total of 785 Porsche 911 GT3 customer cars underwent a precautionary engine change due to a potential fire fault. Click here to read CAR’s Porsche 918 review.