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Recall 04V072000

Driver's Side Seat Frame Not Welded Properly

Recall Details

The driver's seat frame could fracture due to not being welded properly. Dealers will replace the driver's side seat frame free of charge to resolve the problem.

Our Quick Take

The driver's side seat frame was not welded properly, and could fracture, resulting in possible loss of vehicle control.

What Should You Do?

Porsche notified owners of affected vehicles starting in March 2004. 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 A306.

Body, Interior & Misc., February 18, 2004

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
February 18, 2004
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
4,144
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
04V072000
Component
SEATS
Summary
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE DRIVER'S SIDE SEAT FRAMES WERE NOT ADEQUATELY WELDED.
Consequence
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE SEAT FRAME COULD BREAK, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE DRIVER'S SIDE SEAT FRAME. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON MARCH 29, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT PORSCHE AT 1-800-545-8039.
Notify
PORSCHE RECALL NO. A306.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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