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Recall 17V134000

Passenger Frontal Air Bag May Not Deploy In A Crash

Recall Details

The passenger frontal air bag may not ignite, failing to deploy in an accident. Dealers will replace the affected air bags free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The passenger frontal air bag may not deploy in an accident. This would increase 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 AH03.

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
120
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V134000
Component
AIR BAGS

Summary
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (Porsche) is recalling certain 2016 911 GT3 RS and 911 R vehicles and 2017 911 Carrera, 911 Carrera Cabriolet, 911 Carrera 4, 911 Carrera 4S, 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet, 911 Carrera S, 911 Carrera S Cabriolet, 911 Targa 4, 911 Targa 4S, 911 Turbo S, 911 Turbo S Cabriolet, 718 Boxster, 718 Boxster S, 718 Cayman and 718 Cayman S vehicles. The passenger frontal air bag inflator initiator may fail to ignite during a crash.
Consequence
If the air bag inflator initiator fails to ignite, the passenger frontal air bag will not deploy, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Remedy
Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected air bags, 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 AH03.
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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