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Recall 04V601000

Convertible Soft Top Opens In Error

Recall Details

The soft top catch lever may crack and fail, resulting in the top opening in error on its own. Free of charge, dealers will inspect the roof alignment and locking pins and replace both locking motors. Dealers will also improve the warning system that notifies drivers of an improperly closed roof while driving.

Our Quick Take

The convertible soft top catch lever may fail, resulting in the soft top opening on its own.

What Should You Do?

Porsche notified owners of affected vehicles beginning in January 2005. 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.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., December 30, 2004

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
December 30, 2004
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
8,638
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
04V601000
Component
STRUCTURE
Summary
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE SOFTTOP STRUCTURE CATCH LEVER TENSION CAN EASE RESULTING IN A CRACK.
Consequence
THE SOFTTOP CAN INADVERTENTLY OPEN STARTLING THE DRIVER, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE ROOF ALIGNMENT AND ROOF LOCKING PINS. IN ADDITION, THE TWO ROOF LOCKING MOTORS WILL BE REPLACED. ALSO A NEW SENSOR SYSTEM WITHIN THE MOTOR ASSEMBLY WILL PROVIDE AN IMPROVED CONTROL SIGNAL TO THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER IF THE ROOF IS NOT PROPERLY CLOSED WHEN THE DRIVER DRIVES OFF. THE RECALL BEGAN JANUARY 18, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT PORSCHE AT 1-800-545-8039.
Notify
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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