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05/15/17 Porsche cars north america, inc. (porsche) is recalling certain 2016 911 gt3 rs and 911 r vehicles and 2017 911 carrera, 911 carrera cabriolet, 911 carrera 4, 911 carrera 4s, 911 carrera 4s cabriolet, 911 carrera s, 911 carrera s cabriolet, 911 targa 4, 911 targa 4s, 911 turbo s, 911 turbo s cabriolet, 718 boxster, 718 boxster s, 718 cayman and 718 cayman s vehicles. the passenger frontal air bag inflator initiator may fail to ignite during a crash.

If the air bag inflator initiator fails to ignite, the passenger frontal air bag will not deploy, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected air bags, free of charge. the recall began may 15, 2017. owners may contact porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243. porsche's number for this recall is ah03.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
03/27/17 Porsche cars north america, inc. (porsche) is recalling certain 2017 911 carrera, 911 carrera s, 911 carrera 4, 911 carrera 4s, 911 targa 4, 911 targa 4s + gts, 911 carrera cabriolet, 911 carrera s cabriolet, 911 carrera 4 cabriolet, 911 carrera 4s cabriolet, 718 boxster, 718 boxster s, 718 cayman, and 718 cayman s vehicles. the screws that fasten the fuel collection pipes in the engine compartment may shear off, resulting in a fuel leak.

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.

Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will install improved fastening screws, free of charge. the manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. owners may contact porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243. porsche's number for this recall is ah01.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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06/13/13 Porsche is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 911 carrera and carrera 4 vehicles manufactured from march 7, 2012, through november 12, 2012, and equipped with a standard (not sport) exhaust system. the exhaust tail pipe may fracture and separate from the rear muffler.

If the exhaust tail pipe separates from the muffler it may become a hazard for other vehicles on the road, increasing the risk of a crash.

Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear mufflers free of charge. an interim notice was mailed to owners on may 9, 2013. the manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. owners may contact porsche at 1-800-767-7243.

Porsche's safety recall number is ad01.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
04/22/13 Us specs is recalling one 2002 porsche carrera, one 1997 BMW 750il, and two 1986 BMW 635 csi vehicles for failing to conform to federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 111, "rearview mirrors." while performing conformity-related modifications for the us market, labels with an incorrect size font were applied to the passenger side mirror.

Drivers of these vehicles may not know the proximity of the objects in the passenger side mirror, increasing the risk of a crash.

Us specs will notify owners and correct the statement on the passenger mirror of the affected vehicles, free of charge. the recall began on april 22, 2013. owners may contact us specs at 1-443-502-2331.

Us specs campaign recall number is mr101.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
12/07/07 On certain 2 door coupe vehicles, the switch console for the porsche active suspension management (pasm) and the traction control (tc-off) switches was inappropriately installed. the leds in the switches can signal a functional change in the pasm mode or the deactivation of traction control even though the switches are not actuated.

If the traction control or active stability management system are inadvertently disabled, and the subsequent warning lamp illumination in the instrument panel onboard computer is unnoticed by the driver, the safety benefits of these systems would be unavailable to the driver which could increase the possibility of a crash during aggressive driving maneuvers.

Dealers will replace the switch console free of charge. the recall began on december 7, 2007. owners may contact porsche at 1-800-767-7243.

Porsche recall no. a802.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
12/01/03 Certain passenger vehicles may have a loose fitting in the pressure line of the power steering assembly.

If the fitting is loose, the hydraulic fluid could leak out, which could lead to loss of power steering assist and, for vehicles equipped with a manual transmission, loss of clutch assistance. if the leaking fluid comes into contact with hot exhaust components, it could ignite.

Dealers will tighten the fitting to specifications. owner notification began on december 1, 2003. owners should contact porsche at 1-800-545-8039.

Porsche recall no. a307.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
07/28/03 Certain two-seat, two-door coupe model passenger vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 225, "child restraint anchorage systems." these vehicles were not equipped with a top tether anchorage as required by the standard. owners who wish to use a child restraint with the air bag deactivation device requiring a top tether in the front passenger seat cannot correctly install the seat due to the lack of the top tether anchorage.

In the event of a crash, the child may not be properly protected.

Dealers will install the tether anchorage. owner notification began on july 28, 2003. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact porsche at 1-800-767-7243.

Porsche recall no. a303.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
02/01/01 Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. it is possible that the fuel supply line could leak due to chaffing with the intake manifold and/or the fuel return line could leak due to chaffing with a spring band clamp used to secure a coolant line.

The leaking fuel could come into contact with the exhaust system, increasing the risk of a fire.

Dealers will install a protective sheath on the fuel supply line. in addition, for vehicles produced between april 7 and may 22, 2000, the spring band clamp will be replaced with a screw type hose clamp and installed in such a way that it cannot come into contact with the fuel return line. owner notification began february 1, 2001. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact porsche at 1-800-545-8039.

Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
06/06/14 Engine Porsche cars north america, inc. (porsche) is recalling certain model year 2014 911 gt3 vehicles manufactured october 19, 2013, through january 16, 2014. in the affected vehicles, a piston connecting rod may come loose and damage the engine crankcase.

A damaged crankcase may allow engine oil to leak onto hot components in the engine bay which may result in a fire.

Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will install a new engine with improved piston connecting rod connections, free of charge. the recall began on june 6, 2014. owners may contact porsche at 1-800-545-8039. porsche's number for this recall is ae01. note: owners are advised not to drive their vehicles until the engine has been replaced.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
01/24/06 Engine Certain 2 door coupe and convertible vehicles may have been supplied with a tailpipe that may have been produced with a weld located between the fastening clip and exhaust pipe, which is inadequately dimensioned. also included are certain accessory exhaust pipes installed by dealers.

If the weld completely fails, the exhaust pipe can detach from the vehicle, which could startle the driver resulting in a crash.

Dealers will install a new tailpipe with a longer seam weld free of charge. the recall began on january 24, 2006. owners may contact porsche at 1-800-545-8039.

Porsche recall no. a601/a602.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
02/01/01 Transmission and Drivetrain Vehicle description: passenger vehicles equipped with manual transmissions. it is possible that the clutch pressure line could leak in the area of its connection with the clutch cylinder.

A reduction, or complete loss, of the clutch and steering power assistance could result. if leaking fluid contacts the exhaust system, there is a risk of fire.

Dealers will replace the clutch pressure line and an additional supporting bracket will be installed on vehicles produced before october 13, 2000. vehicles produced after october 13, 2000 has a new type of clutch pressure line. on vehicles produced between october 13 and november 28, 2000, an additional supporting bracket will be installed. owner notification began february 1, 2001. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact porsche at 1-800-545-8039.

Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
01/22/13 Suspension and Steering Porsche is recalling certain model year 2010 911 gt3 vehicles manufactured may 15, 2009, through february 11, 2010. the rear wheel hubs may be prone to failure under certain driving conditions. also, the original, suggested maintenance intervals may be insufficient to prevent wheel hub failure.

If the rear hub fails, there may be a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will replace the wheel hubs on the rear axle free of charge. the service interval specifications will also be revised and provided to owners as part of porsche's owner notification letter. the recall began on january 22, 2013. owners may contact porsche at 1-800-767-7243.

Porsche's safety recall number is ac05.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
03/27/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning Porsche cars north america, inc. (porsche) is recalling certain model year 2017 718 boxster, 718 boxster s, 718 cayman, 718 cayman s, 911 carrera, 911 carrera s, 911 carrera s cabriolet, 911 carrera 4s, 911 turbo, 911 turbo s, 911 carrera 4s cabriolet, and 911 turbo cabriolet vehicles. the seat mounted side air bag inflator initiator may fail to ignite during a crash.

If the air bag inflator initiator fails to ignite, the side air bag will not deploy, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected air bag modules, free of charge. the recall began april 2017. owners may contact porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243. porsche's number for this recall is ag10.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
12/11/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning Porsche cars north america, inc. (porsche) is recalling certain model year 2014 boxster, boxster s, cayman, cayman s and 911 carrera (s, cabriolet, s cabriolet, 4, 4s, 4 cabriolet, 4s cabriolet) vehicles manufactured september 2, 2013, through september 23, 2013. in the affected vehicles, the passenger seats may be equipped with defective wiring harnesses resulting in intermittent contact with the harness plug.

The intermittent plug may cause the passenger seat frontal and knee airbags may be deactivated. in the event of a crash necessitating airbag deployment, this may increase the risk of injury to the front passenger.

Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger seat free of charge. the recall began on december 11, 2013. owners may contact porsche at 1-770-290-3500. porsche's recall number is ad04.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
05/12/17 Other Porsche cars north america, inc. (porsche) is recalling certain 2017 911 carrera cabriolet, 911 carrera 4 cabriolet, 911 carrera 4s cabriolet, 911 carrera s cabriolet, 911 targa s, 911 targa 4s, 911 turbo cabriolet, 718 boxter and 718 boxter s vehicles. during manufacturing, the windshield may not have been properly bonded to the vehicle, allowing it to detach in a crash. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 212, "windshield mounting."

In the event of a crash, if the windshield separates from the vehicle, it can increase the risk of injury.

Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will rebond the windshield, free of charge. the recall began on may 12, 2016. owners may contact porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243. porsche's number for the recall is ah04.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
12/12/14 Other Porsche cars north america, inc. (porsche) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 porsche 911, boxster, and cayman vehicles manufactured may 7, 2014, to september 23, 2014. the front hood upper lock components were not manufactured to specification and may fail to securely latch the vehicle's hood during operation.

A failure of the hood latching mechanism may cause the hood to suddenly open during vehicle operation and will severely impede the driver's ability to see out the front windshield, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will replace the lock on the front hood, free of charge. the recall began december 12, 2014. owners may contact porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243. porsche's number for this recall is ae04.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
12/11/13 Other Porsche cars north america, inc. (porsche) is recalling certain model year 2014 boxster, boxster s, cayman, cayman s and 911 carrera (s, cabriolet, s cabriolet, 4, 4s, 4 cabriolet, 4s cabriolet) vehicles manufactured september 2, 2013, through september 23, 2013. in the affected vehicles, the passenger seats may be equipped with defective wiring harnesses resulting in intermittent contact with the harness plug.

The intermittent plug may cause the passenger seat frontal and knee airbags may be deactivated. in the event of a crash necessitating airbag deployment, this may increase the risk of injury to the front passenger.

Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger seat free of charge. the recall began on december 11, 2013. owners may contact porsche at 1-770-290-3500. porsche's recall number is ad04.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
04/22/13 Other Us specs is recalling one 2002 porsche carrera 911. this vehicle fails to conform to federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 208, "occupant crash protection." after performing conformity-related modifications for the us market, this vehicle was released with passenger seatbelts that lack the required automatic locking retractor (alr) function.

Without the alr function, the seatbelts do not allow for the secure installation of a child restraint, which can increase the risk of injury to a child during a crash.

Us specs will notify the owner and replace all of the passenger seat belts, free of charge. the recall began on april 22, 2013. owners may contact us specs at 1-443-502-2331.

Us specs' campaign recall number is sb101.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
04/22/13 Other Us specs is recalling one 2002 porsche carrera, one 1997 BMW 750il, and two 1986 BMW 635 csi vehicles for failing to conform to federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 111, "rearview mirrors." while performing conformity-related modifications for the us market, labels with an incorrect size font were applied to the passenger side mirror.

Drivers of these vehicles may not know the proximity of the objects in the passenger side mirror, increasing the risk of a crash.

Us specs will notify owners and correct the statement on the passenger mirror of the affected vehicles, free of charge. the recall began on april 22, 2013. owners may contact us specs at 1-443-502-2331.

Us specs campaign recall number is mr101.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
01/22/13 Other Porsche is recalling certain model year 2010 911 gt3 vehicles manufactured may 15, 2009, through february 11, 2010. the rear wheel hubs may be prone to failure under certain driving conditions. also, the original, suggested maintenance intervals may be insufficient to prevent wheel hub failure.

If the rear hub fails, there may be a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will replace the wheel hubs on the rear axle free of charge. the service interval specifications will also be revised and provided to owners as part of porsche's owner notification letter. the recall began on january 22, 2013. owners may contact porsche at 1-800-767-7243.

Porsche's safety recall number is ac05.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
09/02/11 Other Porsche is recalling certain model year 2011 911 speedster and 911 gts rs 4.0; and model year 2012 boxster (including s and spyder); cayman (including s and r); 911 carrera (including s, gts, 4, 4s, and 4 gts); 911 targa 4 and targa 4s; and 911 turbo and turbo s models manufactured from may 31, 2011, through june 10, 2011. there is a possibility that the mounting holes in the seat belt anchor plates fitted to the vehicle are too small. if the hole diameter is too small, the anchor plate may not be able to rotate about the fastening bolt as designed.

Should this occur, the seat belt may not be routed optimally around the occupant, or may potentially loosen at some point in the future increasing the risk of injury during a crash.

Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the seat belt anchors and, if necessary, replace the seat belt. the repairs will be performed free of charge. the safety recall began on september 2, 2011. owners may contact porsche at 1-800-767-7243.

Porsche's safety recall number is ab02.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
06/28/11 Other Porsche is recalling certain model year 2010-2011, 911 turbo; turbo s, 911 gt3, gt3 rs and gt2 rs high performance vehicles, manufactured from may 18, 2009 through september 17, 2010, and equipped with center locking hub and wheel assemblies. over time the hubs can wear prematurely.

As the hubs wear, the wheels could loosen, increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will replace the central locking hubs and wheels with an improved design, free of charge. the safety recall began on june 28, 2011. owners may contact porsche at 1-800-767-7243.

Porsche's safety recall no. ab01.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
04/26/04 Other Certain passenger vehicles fitted with front seat backs, which do not meet porsche's strength standards.

In the event of a vehicle crash, the seats could twist, tilting on one side to the rear, possibly resulting in personal injury to the vehicle occupant.

Dealers will replace both the front seats. owner notification began on april 26, 2004. owners should contact porsche at 1-800-545-8039.

Customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
07/28/03 Other Certain coupe (two seater) passenger vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of part 567, "certification." the gross vehicle weight rating is incorrect on the certification label. the listed gvwr is 4,244 pounds and the correct value should be 3,814 pounds.

Owners would be misinformed of their vehicle's actual gvwr.

Dealers will install a corrected certification label. (this recall will be conducted in conjunction with porsche's previous recall a303/03v-027 on the same vehicles for a fmvss no. 225 noncompliance). owner notification began july 28, 2003. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact porsche at 1-800-767-7243.

Porsche recall no. a207.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

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Porsche 911 Recalls

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.