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 |  Mar 17 2014, 3:15 PM

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Fires caused Porsche to stop selling the 2014 911 GT3 and search for a solution, and the resulting measures are drastic. 

The German brand may have to replace the engine in every 2014 911 Gt3, which is a total of 785 car. The company asked owners to stop driving the cars immediately, after reports alleged two 911 GT3 fires. Both cars in question had some sort of internal engine damage done to them which caused the fire.

Now, Porsche is saying that the problem was caused by a loosened piston rod screw which caused damage to the crankcase. “At Porsche we are rigorous when implementing an engineering solution, therefore, after the successful testing and validation we will be installing new engines with optimized piston rod screw connections in all 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 vehicles,” Porsche wrote in a letter to dealers.

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The letter was found on a Porsche owner’s forum. AutoGuide has reached out to Porsche to confirm that the letter is authentic, and has yet to receive a reply.

Porsche has not set dates for when the recall will actually take place, saying that customers will be provided with additional info within the next three weeks.

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[Source: Autoweek]

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