Porsche recalls 918 Spyder to replace faulty chassis parts

Porsche is recalling 205 of the limited-edition 918 Spyder, the German carmaker’s most expensive model, to replace defective chassis parts.

Porsche is taking the "precautionary measure" because it can't guarantee the parts permanently, the unit of Volkswagen AG said in a statement on Tuesday. The fault was discovered during in-house quality tests and no complaints have been registered. The fix will take about two days to complete.

Production of the $845,000 plug-in hybrid racer was limited to 918 vehicles to underscore the exclusivity of the car and the brand. Porsche sold the last of the supercars in November.

Recalls in the U.S. reached a record of more than 60 million vehicles so far this year, many of them linked to ignition switch failures in General Motors vehicles and cars using air bags from Japanese component maker Takata Corp.

Porsche already recalled 46 of the 918 Spyder earlier this year to fix a potential defect with rear-axle components. No accidents or injuries were reported related to the problem.

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