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Recall 13V502000

Passenger Seat Airbags

Recall Details

81 vehicles are being recalled because their front passenger seats use a defective wiring harness used to control knee and frontal airbags. A loose connection can result in injury to the passenger in the event of a crash. Dealers will replace the front passenger seat free of charge.

Our Quick Take

Airbags may be disconnected in the event of a crash.

What Should You Do?

Porsche began this recall in November 2013 and is contacting owners of affected models. If you haven’t received notification in a timely manner, contact your dealer or Porsche directly. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call.

Body, Interior & Misc., October 17, 2013

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 17, 2013
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
81
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
13V502000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , SEATS
Summary
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (Porsche) is recalling certain model year 2014 Boxster, Boxster S, Cayman, Cayman S and 911 Carrera (S, Cabriolet, S Cabriolet, 4, 4S, 4 Cabriolet, 4s Cabriolet) vehicles manufactured September 2, 2013, through September 23, 2013. In the affected vehicles, the passenger seats may be equipped with defective wiring harnesses resulting in intermittent contact with the harness plug.
Consequence
The intermittent plug may cause the passenger seat frontal and knee airbags may be deactivated. In the event of a crash necessitating airbag deployment, this may increase the risk of injury to the front passenger.
Remedy
Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger seat free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in late November 2013. Owners may contact Porsche at 1-770-290-3500. Porsche's recall number is AD04.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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