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Safety agency investigates Porsche 911 coolant leaks

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By The Associated Press
Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

U.S. safety regulators are investigating coolant leaks in Porsche 911 sports cars that could cause roadway spills and send vehicles careening out of control.

The probe, announced Tuesday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, affects about 10,000 models with the GT1 engine from the 2001 through '07 model years.

The agency said in documents posted on its website that a hose fitting can fail and cause rapid coolant leaks without warning. The coolant can cover the road and cause drivers to lose control of their cars.

Investigators will determine if the problem has caused any injuries and if it's bad enough to trigger a recall.

Porsche says it just learned of the investigation and is cooperating with NHTSA.

 

 
 


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