There are no reports of this problem happening to owners.
Porsche will recall 8,346 examples of the Macan, including the base crossover, Macan S, Macan GTS, and Macan Turbo, in Canada and an additional 51,497 in the United States because of a possible fuel leak. The issue affects vehicles with production dates from March 4, 2014, to April 14, 2017.
According to the German automaker, it’s possible that hairline cracks could develop on the filter flange of the fuel pump. If this happens, a “very small amount” of gasoline could leak out and cause a fuel odor.
Porsche reports that there are no actual incidents of this problem happening to owners. Dealers will inspect the crossovers and will seal or replace the flange as necessary.
Based on data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), this is the largest recall yet for the Macan in the United States (ditto in Canada). In 2015, the company repaired 21,835 examples of the 2015 and 2016 model year Macan S and Turbo because a low-pressure fuel line in the engine compartment could leak.
In 2017, Porsche also brought in 17,871 units of the 2015-2016 Macan S and Turbo, plus the 2017 GTS, because the passenger occupant detection sensor could fail and deactivate the airbag.
The Macan is a strong seller for Porsche in Canada and their bestselling product in the U.S. Canadian sales saw a peak of 2,800 units sold in 2016, and 1,206 units have been sold so far this year into the end of April.
Spy shots indicate that Porsche is currently prepping a refresh for the Macan. The aesthetic changes appear fairly minor, including small tweaks to the front fascia and revised taillights. We don’t have any photos of the cabin, but technology updates seem likely. Similarly, there are no details about the powertrain, but any tweaks would probably be slight.