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Scary. Hope it's a one-off, but the recall does give some concern.
 

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Its the turbo.. too much heat, for sure going to be a significant issue and a nationwide recall... :p. "she barely escaped".
 

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This issue whatever it is not super ideal for anyone on the track. I remember the 987.1 that caught fire on track due to power steering fluid catching fire.
 

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Scary and sad too!

Fuel even leaked out and flowed under the car while it burned... amazed it isn't simply a pile of melted goo!

 

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Your guess is probably spot on. This was a conflagration, not a little fire!!

Scary and sad too!

But I am curious why the front looks like it too was burnt? Maybe fuel leaked and flowed under the car while it burned?

 
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Your guess is probably spot on. This was a conflagration, not a little fire!!
I looked at the video footage again and you could see flames out from and the car is on an incline...
 

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The top was down on this vehicle. Can you imagine the smoke inside a closed Cayman plus the risk of fire as your driving on the road? A very dangerous situation indeed. Fuel must have been leaking below the car as the fire was burning. The fuel tank is at the front of the car and it would have been a bigger fire if it caught. Even if this car wasn't affected by the recall, it is telling that a recall notice for the fuel collection pipes was issued. I hope Porsche takes this seriously.
 

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Or there is the possibility that the owner tried to get out of a car she was upside down on. Just saying, it happens.
If you listen to the owner on the video, she stated that she just purchased the vehicle. To me that means the car is less than a month old. So absent evidence to the contrary, I'm giving the owner the benefit of the doubt, especially since this is a known problem and a recall has been issued. It looks like the recall should be expanded to include vehicles like hers.
 

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If you listen to the owner on the video, she stated that she just purchased the vehicle. To me that means the car is less than a month old. So absent evidence to the contrary, I'm giving the owner the benefit of the doubt, especially since this is a known problem and a recall has been issued. It looks like the recall should be expanded to include vehicles like hers.
Agreed,

Last year we took delivery of our 2016 Macan, but only after a short hold up when the vehicle landed in North America, there was a recall for the fuel rail and they would not release the vehicle to be transported to the dealer until this was corrected.
 

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I have been watching salvage car auctions for two years and see a disconcerting (to me) number of 9X1 vehicles burned. Now most were the result of an accident, but some of it was difficult to tell why the car went up in flames. Many that were involved in accidents caught first in the gas tank area and the fire spread into the passenger compartment.

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Well now we know why a fire extinguisher is an interior option. Always wondered ... :: ducking ::
 

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Just dropped my 2017 718 Boxster S off at the dealer for the "improved fastening screws". The recall notice says it will take approximately 6 hours.
 
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