NEWARK (CN) – The 1999 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe has a defective water-cooled engine that leaks antifreeze through a cracked cylinder, ruining the engine, a class action claims in Federal Court.
Plaintiffs say Porsche “actively concealed” the defects and refused to recall the engines or pay for repairs, which often are needed after the 4-year, 50,000-mile warranty expires. The allegedly defective engine is also known as the Porsche 996 water-cooled engine.
“The Porsche 911s are equipped with defectively designed Porsche engines,” the complaint states. “Due to these defective engines, the Porsche 911s are rendered inoperable. These design defects cause antifreeze to leak into the engine oil through a defective and cracked cylinder. The Porsche engine is water-cooled and when the antifreeze and water solution mix with the engine oil, the damage to the engine is irreparable. These defects are unreasonably dangerous, as they may cause large amounts of smoke to be emitted from the tail pipe as well as severe damage to and ultimate failure of the Porsche engine.”
Plaintiffs are represented by Bruce Nagel with Nagel Rice of Roseland.