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2015-10-31 07:43

POSSIBLE FUEL LEAK: Luxury automaker Porsche announced plans to recall almost 60 000 Macan S and Turbo models worldwide over possible fuel leaks in the engine compartment. Image: Porsche

Berlin, Germany - Porsche said on Friday (October 30) it would recall close to 60 000 vehicles worldwide for possible leaks in the low-pressure fuel line in the engine compartment.

The luxury arm of beleaguered auto giant Volkswagen said the recall would apply to its Macan S and Macan Turbo models, which could be prone to leaks in a low-pressure fuel line in the engine compartment.

SA affected

Porsche said in a statement: "This is a purely precautionary measure, as there have been no reports of accidents or injuries as a result of this concern."

Porsche South Africa says local Macans are also affected, but it's a potential issue: "Customers will be contacted individually and a small section of the fuel line will be replaced, free of charge, as a precautionary measure."

A total of 58 881 cars will be recalled, including 21 835 in the US, 3 490 in Canada and 3 641 in Germany, the company said.

Owners of the affected vehicles will be contacted by local dealers, who will perform the estimated one-hour repair and will be carried out free of charge.

Porsche's mother company Volkswagen on Wednesday (October 28) booked its first quarterly loss in more than 15 years in the wake of the global pollution-cheating scandal.

The German carmaker is facing probes in several countries after admitting it fitted 11 million diesel vehicles with software to cheat emissions tests.

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