- porsche has announced a recall and stop sale for 190 of its 2021 cayman (pictured above), boxster, and 718 spyder models due to the risk of the connecting rod cracking.
- the affected models, which include the 2021 cayman gt4, the 718 spyder, the cayman gts 4.0, and the boxster gts 4.0, may need their engines replaced to remedy the recall.
- porsche said that 20 of these vehicles have been delivered, all of which will receive new engines.
porsche is recalling 190 of its 2021 cayman, boxster, and 718 spyder models with flat-six engines over a connecting rod that can crack and lead to engine damage, stalling, and potentially a fire. the german automaker has also issued a "stop sale" order on the coupes, a spokesperson for porsche told car and driver.
of the 190 affected vehicles, which include the 2021 cayman gt4, the 718 spyder, the cayman gts 4.0, and the boxster gts 4.0, 20 were delivered to buyers. the spokesperson said that all 20 of those vehicles will have their engines replaced, while the other vehicles—including those already purchased but not yet delivered due to the stop sale—will be evaluated to determine whether an engine replacement is necessary.
porsche is unaware of any problems resulting from the faulty connecting rod and also said that all owners who have taken delivery of the vehicles have been notified of the recall. according to documents filed with the national highway traffic safety administration (nhtsa), porsche first became aware of the recall on march 8.
the porsche spokesperson declined to specify the delivery delay for those who have not yet received their vehicles, but on an online porsche forum, rennlist.com, one purchaser of the 718 cayman gt4 posted a letter from a dealer saying that delivery would be delayed by three to six months to remedy the problem properly. owners can check the nhtsa recalls website to find out if their vehicle is affected.