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Porsche recalls Boxster, Cayman and 911

Porsche Cars Australia (PCA) has issued a recall for 239 Boxster, Cayman and 911 Carreras sold in Australia due to a possible loose screw connection on the fuel collection pipes.

This safety notice is part of a global call back which affects 16,429 vehicles and will involve precautionary repairs to the sports cars found on the recall list.

PCA public relations director Paul Ellis described the recall as "just a precautionary measure", confirming that there are no reported Australian cases and "less than a handful of cars (are affected), globally."

The smell of fuel in the cabin is the only tell-tale symptom that the screw connection has loosened, according to Mr Ellis.

PCA will directly contact the owners of affected two-door sports cars to organise – at no cost to the customer – the inspection and replacement of current fastening screws in favour of improved and augmented components at an authorised workshop.

Launching in June 2016, Porsche's 718-series Boxster achieved 172 sales for the year after the new model's introduction of turbocharged power across the range.

Alternatively, its hardtop Cayman cousin managed 285 units in 2016, boosted by the late year launch of a revised model.

Porsche sold 422 examples of its iconic 911 sportscar last year with the new 991.2 generation debuting early in 2016.

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