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Recall 11E021000

Aftermarket Wheel Mounting Kit Fails

Recall Details

The center wheel lock and hub assemblies in special aftermarket wheel mounting kits may fail, causing wheels to separate from the vehicle. Dealers will replace the center bolts on affected vehicles free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

Special wheel mounting kits provided for aftermarket style racing wheels may fail, resulting in wheels separating from the vehicle. This would result in loss of vehicle control.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Porsche must be performed by a Porsche dealership. Porsche notified owners of affected vehicles in June 2011. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Porsche dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Suspension & Steering, May 17, 2011

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 17, 2011
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
54
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
11E021000
Component
EQUIPMENT
Summary
PORSCHE IS RECALLING CERTAIN AFTERMARKET CENTER WHEEL MOUNTING KITS EQUIPPED WITH CENTER WHEEL LOCK AND HUB ASSEMBLIES BEARING THE TORQUE SPECIFICATION INSCRIPTION "500 NM" ON THE CENTER BOLT SOLD FOR USE ON MODEL YEAR 2010 AND 2011 PORSCHE 911 TURBO VEHICLES. SHOULD VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE AFFECTED KITS BE OPERATED UNDER RACING CONDITIONS, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE WHEEL RETENTION SYSTEM MAY FAIL.
Consequence
IF THE WHEEL RETENTION FAILS, A VEHICLE CRASH COULD OCCUR.
Remedy
PORSCHE WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE CENTER BOLTS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 28, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT PORSCHE AT 1-800-PORSCHE (1-800-767-7243.)
Notify
PORSCHE'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS AB01. OWNERS 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
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