Porsche 911 GT3
DETROIT — Porsche is asking owners of its 911 GT3 to stop driving them because they can develop engine problems and catch fire.
The German sports car maker says it will pick up the cars and inspect them. The problem affects 785 GT3 cars from the 2014 model year, including 408 in the U.S.
Spokesman Nick Twork says oil caught fire in cars. Engineers are doing studies to figure out what caused the problem.
The GT3, which costs more than $130,000, is the sportiest of the company’s 911 models. Twork says Porsche will offer loaner cars.
Toyota Motor Corp. has announced a massive global recall of its Prius hybrid to fix a software glitch that could cause stalling. The recall includes 1.9 million of the 2010-14 models.
The software’s settings could create heat in the transistors in the circuits, damaging the parts. Warning lights on the dashboard activate. In rare circumstances, the hybrid system might shut down while the vehicle is being driven, creating a sudden stall.