Even the very best automotive manufacturers make mistakes, including Porsche. The usually diligent German brand occasionally gets things wrong as evidenced by the company just announcing that it is recalling some 455 2010 Porsche 911 GT3’s produced between May 2009 and February 11, 2010 due to a faulty rear wheel hub assembly.
In addition to recalling the car for this purpose, Porsche also believes that the maintenance intervals in the owner’s manual are not frequent enough and could neglect the rear wheel hub assembly, eventually causing failure.
Having such a problem can lead to a loss of control of the car, and if a wheel hub breaks completely whilst the car is being driven, you’d expect to see the wheel bouncing down the road just seconds later. Although it’s currently unclear if such failures have actually occurred, from Porsche’s standpoint, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
All cars affected by the recall will have their rear wheel hubs replaced at no charge while the newly revised maintenance schedule will be distributed to owners in conjunction with the recall letter.