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Recall 03V351000

Improper Weight Rating On Certification Label

Recall Details

The improper vehicle weight ratings are listed on the vehicle certification label. Dealers will replace the label with a corrected one free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The incorrect weight ratings are listed on the certification label of the vehicle, which could lead to exceeding proper load limits inadvertently.

What Should You Do?

Porsche notified owners of affected vehicles starting in December 2003. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The Porsche recall number is A401.

Suspension & Steering, September 24, 2003

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
September 24, 2003
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
326
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
03V351000
Component
EQUIPMENT
Summary
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE AFFECTED VEHICLES MAY BE MISSING THE GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT RATING (GVWR) AND GROSS AXLE WEIGHT RATINGS (GAWR) ON THE CERTIFICATION LABEL AS REQUIRED BY PART 567.4(G)(3) AND (G)(4).
Consequence
THE VEHICLE OPERATOR WILL NOT BE INFORMED OF THE VEHICLE'S GVWR AND GAWR.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL APPLY THE CORRECTED LABEL. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON DECEMBER 22, 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT PORSCHE AT 1-800-545-8039.
Notify
PORSCHE RECALL NO. A401. 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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