Even with 887 hp, the Porsche 918 Spyder isn’t immune to recalls. Porsche released information regarding a recall of the mighty hybrid hypercar, one involving incorrect bolts in the seat belt assemblies.
According to the automaker, the parts catalog for the 918 incorrectly labeled the bolts for both the seat belt mount and the belt reel mount, leading to possible confusion when ordering. Porsche says these bolts are “one-time-use” only, and are not the same parts.
As you might expect, if the wrong type of bolts were used, the seat belts might not work properly in the event of a crash. Porsche looks to bring all 918s into dealerships, and inspect the assemblies for any defects. If there is indeed a problem, the bolts will be replaced.
This is certainly not the first of recalls to involve one of the three hybrid hypercars from Porsche, Ferrari, and McLaren. On top separate recalls for the LaFerrari and P1, back in April of this year, Bugatti recalled a group of 72 Veyrons for faulty fuel tank senders, and a cluster of 13 Veyrons for battery cable issues.
This is not even to mention the multiple recalls issued by Ferrari related to fire risks. Spontaneous combustion has plagued Ferrari since the early days, continuing right up to the modern Ferrari 458 Italia and the current 488 GTB.