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Porsche recalls Macan for fuel leaks

More than 51,000 compact crossovers may have fuel filter hairline cracks

There is a new entry-level Porsche – a four-cylinder base model of the Macan SUV.  Words and photos by Richard Russell

Porsche Cars North America is recalling more than 51,000 Macan compact crossover utility vehicles to address a fuel leak.

The manufacturer has found that over an extended period of time, fine hairline cracks could develop on the filter flange for the fuel filter. When that happens, fuel could drip out, which would be immediately apparent from the fuel smell around the car.

Although PCNA is not aware of any incidents in the real world, the company is asking owners to return the vehicle to a Porsche dealer, which will inspect the vehicle’s fuel filter for cracks, and seal or replace the flange as necessary.

The recall affects 51,497 Macans of all trim levels and all model years (built between March 4, 2014 and April 14, 2017 in the US).

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