For want of a nail, a kingdom was lost. And for want of durable wheel hubs, high-powered Porsche 911s were recalled because the could lead to a compromised wheel-retention system and a crash.
The affected models include the 911 Turbo and Turbo S, the 911 GT3 and GT3 RS, and the GT2 RS equipped with the center locking wheel and hub assembly.
The problem seems to be exacerbated when owners drive their cars on racetracks.
“Porsche is aware that some customers of the affected vehicles occasionally operate them on a racetrack or under similar conditions,” the company said in a statement. “From Porsche’s own racing experience with vehicles using the same central wheel lock components, Porsche has developed new components as well as additional instructions for the use of such components when the affected vehicles are operated under racing conditions.”
Owners can put-put over to their dealer to have their central locking hubs and wheels replaced.