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Recall 14V698000

Hood Latch Fails To Secure Hood

Recall Details

The hood upper lock may not properly secure the hood due to a manufacturing issue. As a result the hood could suddenly open while driving, blocking the driver's vision and increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the lock on the front hood free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The hood latch may not properly secure the hood, resulting in the chance that the hood could open unexpectedly while driving. This would result in a loss of driver visibility and could result in a crash.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Porsche must be performed by a Porsche dealership. Porsche notified known owners of affected vehicles beginning in late 2014. If you did 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.

Body, Interior & Misc., November 4, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
November 4, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
1,382
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V698000
Component
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
Summary
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (Porsche) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Porsche 911, Boxster, and Cayman vehicles manufactured May 7, 2014, to September 23, 2014. The front hood upper lock components were not manufactured to specification and may fail to securely latch the vehicle's hood during operation.
Consequence
A failure of the hood latching mechanism may cause the hood to suddenly open during vehicle operation and will severely impede the driver's ability to see out the front windshield, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy
Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will replace the lock on the front hood, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Porsche customer service at 1-770-290-3627. Porsche's number for this recall is AE04.
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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