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Porsche Boxster Recalls

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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.
04/30/10 Electrical and Air Conditioning Porsche has notified nhtsa of a defect in certain model year 2011 boxster spyder 2 door convertible passenger vehicles. it is possible that the locking hook on the sun shield (temporary soft top) may not engage correctly into the lock catch which is positioned on the windscreen frame of the vehicle.

If the sun shield is not fully locked, the sun shield can open when travelling at higher speeds increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will have both the locking hook and lock catch replaced with redesigned components. this service will be performed free of charge. the safety recall began on april 30, 2010. owners may contact porsche at 1-800-545-8039.

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 .
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.
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 .

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Porsche Boxster 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.

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