Porsche recall Mecans over fuel hose

Premium carmaker Porsche is recalling almost 59,000 of its Macan models worldwide after a fault with the fuel hose was identified.

Porsche is contacting the owners of 58,881 Macan S and Turbo models after a problem was spotted inside the engine bay, which could potentially cause petrol leaks and risk of fire. It is estimated that around 1,200 vehicles in the UK will be affected by the recall.

The low-pressure fuel line, which is the pipe that carries fuel from the fuel tank to the engine, will be replaced on the affected Porsche Macans.

The company says it is a precautionary measure as there have been no reports of any accidents or injuries.

Only higher-performance petrol engines are being recalled, but the new Macan GTS will not be affected.

The latest car recall comes after news that more cars have now been implicated in the VW diesel emissions scandal, including Porsche and Audi. The initial figure of vehicles affected by the scandal was thought to be around 11 million. This figure could increase as the US environmental protection agency continues its investigation into the Volkswagen Group.