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Recall 17V133000

Passenger Frontal Air Bag May Not Deploy In A Crash

Recall Details

The occupant detection sensor in the passenger seat may fail. The passenger frontal air bag will not deploy in an accident as a result. Dealers will replace the occupant detection sensor mat and seat cushion in the passenger seat free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The sensor that detects an occupant sitting in the passenger front seat may fail. As a result, the passenger frontal air bag may fail to deploy in an accident, increasing risk of occupant injury.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Porsche must be performed by a Porsche dealership. Porsche will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable of this notification is unavailable as of the time of this writing). 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 incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Porsche recall number is AH02.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., March 2, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 2, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
17,871
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V133000
Component
AIR BAGS

Summary
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (Porsche) is recalling certain 2015-2016 Macan S and Macan Turbo and 2017 Macan GTS vehicles. The passenger occupant detection sensor mat may fail in the front passenger seat, deactivating the front passenger air bag. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."
Consequence
In the event of a crash, if the front passenger air bag does not deploy as intended, the front passenger has an increased risk of injury.
Remedy
Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will replace the sensor mat and seat cushion, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243. Porsche's number for this recall is AH02.
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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