VW recalls 58,881 Porsche cars for fuel pipe fault

By REUTERS | 2 November 2015

Updated (Nov 3, 2015):
Local Porsche distributor Sime Darby Auto Performance Sdn Bhd said it will be contacting Macan S and Macan Turbo owners for the repair, and the costs will be borne by the company. The Macan S and Macan Turbo are retailed at RM560,000 and RM785,000 respectively.
Sime Darby Auto Performance said the base 2.0-litre Macan and Macan S Diesel are not affected.


FRANKFURT: Volkswagen recalled 58,881 luxury Porsche cars globally on Friday for possible leaks in the low-pressure fuel line inside the engine compartment.

Volkswagen said the measure was purely precautionary and added that only petrol engines were affected. The recall applies to Macan S and Macan Turbo vehicles.

Europe's biggest carmaker has been plunged into crisis by admitting it cheated diesel-emissions tests in the United States, putting it at risk of billions of dollars of fines and unseating its chief executive.

Separately, Porsche Cars North America said 21,835 of the affected cars were in the United States and 3,490 in Canada.