Porsche is recalling 489 2004 and 2005 models of its legendary Carrera GT.

Only about 1300 Carrera GTs were ever manufactured, so 489 vehicles is a sizeable amount.

According to NHTSA documents, the spherical joints connecting the wishbone suspension components on the front and rear axles may fail due to mechanical stress or corrosion.

Consider the 489 Porsche Carrera GT owners who will need to take time out of their hectic schedules to schedule an appointment at the dealership. Or, they are more likely to ask their assistant to schedule an appointment at a dealership for their recently recalled million-plus supercar.

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Porsche recalled 489 Carrera GTs due to a problem with the suspension components that could increase the risk of a collision. According to a recent filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), mechanical tension and corrosion can cause damage to the spherical joints that connect the wishbone suspension components on the front and rear axles.

Porsche’s defect notice states, “The material used does not provide sufficient resistance to inter granular stress corrosion when exposed to salinity and mechanical stress over service life.” This could cause fissures or fractures in the spherical joints and the wishbone.

In August 2019, when a single Carrera GT owner brought their vehicle in for unrelated service, Porsche discovered the problem for the first time. According to the filings, Porsche had difficulty conducting additional analyses on additional Carrera GTs due to the vehicle’s age and exceedingly limited production run.

The recall states that owners may perceive commotion and vibration due to a connection’s loosening or failure, but the component may also fail without warning.

Due to a lack of available components, the company has a two-step remedy plan. It wishes to inspect all affected vehicles first. If the problem does not manifest itself during the inspection, the vehicle will be cleared for unrestricted use and the customer will be notified when the replacement components are available. If the issue becomes apparent, Porsche will advise customers not to drive their vehicles until a remedy has been implemented. Porsche, being the manufacturer of the Carrera GT, will provide alternative transportation upon request.

In the unlikely event that you own one, you can check the NHTSA recalls website to see if your Carrera GT is affected.