About 50,000 cars in the United States are affected by the recall.Porsche has issued a voluntary recall that applies to nearly every example of the first-generation Cayenne sold in the United States between 2003 and 2006.Cars affected by the recall are equipped with a fuel pump filter which can crack with age and let "a very small quantity" of fuel leak out. Owners of affected cars might smell fuel, and a gasoline leak generally increases the risk of a vehicle fire. 50,145 cars are included in the recall campaign, which represents a majority of the Porsche SUVs shipped to the United States between the 2003 and 2006 model years.
Owners of leaky Cayenne models will need to stop by their nearest Porsche dealership to get a new fuel filter flange installed. The operation will take about an hour and a half, and Porsche will perform it free of charge, according to a statement published by the company.
The defective fuel filter was developed and built by Continental, and it's found in numerous other cars. Porsche recalled the Macan for a similar issue last May, and Audi recalled several models built between the 2007 and 2012 model years to fix or prevent a leak.