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Porsche Boxster Recall 11V409000

The Seat Belt Anchors May Not Rotate as They Should

Recall Details

The mounting holes in the seat belt anchor plates may be too small. If the hole diameter is too small, the anchor cannot rotate around the fastening bolt as designed. If this were to occur, the seat belt may not be routed optimally around the seat occupant, or it may loosen at some point, increasing the risk of injury during a crash. Dealers will inspect the anchor plates and fastening screws and, if necessary, replace the seat belt. The Porsche recall number is AB02.

 

Our Quick Take

The seat belt anchors may not be able to properly rotate. As a result, the seat belts may not fit properly around the occupant, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

What Should You Do?

Porsche will notify owners of affected vehicles, but scheduling of the notification is not known at this time. If you are experiencing problems with the seat belts and don't receive notification, please contact your dealer. It's helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) when you call.

Body, Interior & Misc., August 3, 2011

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
August 3, 2011
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
235
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
11V409000
Component
SEAT BELTS

Summary
PORSCHE IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 911 SPEEDSTER AND 911 GTS RS 4.0; AND MODEL YEAR 2012 BOXSTER (INCLUDING S AND SPYDER); CAYMEN (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 MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 31, 2001, 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.
Consequence
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.
Remedy
PORSCHE WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE ANCHOR PLATE AND IT FASTENING SCREW AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE SEAT BELT. THE REPAIRS WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE.
Notes
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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