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Recall 06V008000

Exhaust Pipe Can Detach From The Vehicle

Recall Details

The exhaust pipe can fall from the vehicle due to an insufficient weld. Dealers will install a new tailpipe with a longer weld free of charge to resolve the problem.

Our Quick Take

The exhaust pipe can fall from the vehicle due to an insufficient weld.

What Should You Do?

Porsche notified owners of affected vehicle starting in January 2006. 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 numbers are A601, A602.

Affected Cars

Exhaust & Emissions, January 12, 2006

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
January 12, 2006
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
5,094
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
06V008000
Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Summary
CERTAIN 2 DOOR COUPE AND CONVERTIBLE VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN SUPPLIED WITH A TAILPIPE THAT MAY HAVE BEEN PRODUCED WITH A WELD LOCATED BETWEEN THE FASTENING CLIP AND EXHAUST PIPE, WHICH IS INADEQUATELY DIMENSIONED. ALSO INCLUDED ARE CERTAIN ACCESSORY EXHAUST PIPES INSTALLED BY DEALERS.
Consequence
IF THE WELD COMPLETELY FAILS, THE EXHAUST PIPE CAN DETACH FROM THE VEHICLE, WHICH COULD STARTLE THE DRIVER RESULTING IN A CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW TAILPIPE WITH A LONGER SEAM WELD FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 24, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT PORSCHE AT 1-800-545-8039.
Notify
PORSCHE RECALL NO. A601/A602. CUSTOMERS 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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