Porsche will begin recalling over 1200 2012 911 Carrera S models because of a fuel line issue that might be a fire hazard. GM has also announced a recall of nearly 6200 Chevrolet Express and Suburban models, plus their GMC Savana and Yukon XL twins because of a steering failure issue.
2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S
The Problem: Porsche will be recalling certain 2012 model year 911 Carrera S models because interference between a coolant line and a fuel line may cause the fuel line to become disconnected at the quick connector, potentially causing a fuel leak. If fuel leakage occurs, the 911's engine may misfire or stall. If the fuel comes into the presence of an ignition source it could also catch fire, toasting your new 911.
The Fix: Porsche will notify affected vehicles owners, and dealers will replace the fuel line with a new one free of charge. The recall is slated to begin in April 2012. Owners can contact Porsche at 1-800-767-7243 with any questions.
Number of Vehicles Affected: 1232 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S cars built between October 26, 2011 and January 24, 2012 are affected by this recall.
2012 Chevrolet Express and Suburban, and GMC Savana and Yukon XL
The Problem: GM will recall certain 2012 Chevy models and GMC twins due to a steering gear issue. The affected models include the Chevy Suburban/GMC Yukon XL SUVs, and the Chevy Express/GMC Savana vans. The steering gear pitman shaft may not have been adequately hardened in these vehicles and could fracture. If the steering gear pitman shaft breaks, loss of steering could might happen – and as with most things recall-related – a crash could occur.
The Fix: GM will notify owners of affected vehicles, and dealers will inspect and if necessary, replace the steering gear pitman shaft free of charge. The recall is expected to start on April 4, 2012. GM's safety recall campaign number is 12055.
Number of Vehicles Affected: 6159 Chevrolet Express and Suburban, and GMC Savana and Yukon XL models are affected by this recall.