Porsche recalls 911 after fires

Porsche recalls 911 after fires

Hundreds of luxury sports cars are being recalled from around the world after reports of the vehicles catching fire.

Porsche is contacting 785 owners of the latest 911 GT3 models to ask them to stop driving the cars while tests solve the fault. In the UK there are more than 100 owners of the car, which costs about £100,000.

The manufacturer said that it had received two reports of the 2014 version catching fire, but no accidents or injuries occurred because of the fault.

A company statement advises owners of the 2014 version of the to stop using their vehicles and contact a dealership. The company will pick up the vehicles and take them to a Porsche centre immediately.

The statement continued: "Safety is a number one priority at Porsche, and the company takes its responsibility seriously. After engine damage occurred in two vehicles in Europe and the vehicles then caught fire, Porsche decided to inspect all 785 delivered vehicles worldwide.

"There was no traffic accident and no personal injuries. Internal studies to determine the cause of the engine damage have not been completed yet."

Copyright Press Association 2014