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Recall 03V218000

Potential Power Steering Fluid Leak

Recall Details

A power steering fluid leak may develop due to a loose fitting on the fluid pressure line. Fluid leakage can result in reduced steering and/or clutch assistance. If the leaking fluid were to contact hot exhaust components, it could ignite. Dealers will tighten the affected fittings to the proper specification. The Porsche recall number is A307.

Our Quick Take

A power steering fluid leak may develop. Loss of power steering fluid can affect steering assist and manual transmission clutch operation.

What Should You Do?

Porsche will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning December 1, 2003. If you are experiencing power steering or clutch problems, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It's helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) when you call.

Affected Cars

Suspension & Steering, December 1, 2003

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
December 1, 2003
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
1,043
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
03V218000
Component
STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:HOSE, PIPING, AND CONNECTIONS

Summary
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES MAY HAVE A LOOSE FITTING IN THE PRESSURE LINE OF THE POWER STEERING ASSEMBLY.
Consequence
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.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL TIGHTEN THE FITTING TO SPECIFICATIONS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON DECEMBER 1, 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT PORSCHE AT 1-800-545-8039.
Notify
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).
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