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Recall 19V322000

Air Conditioner Blower Control Unit Short Circuits Causing Fire Hazard

Recall Details

The air conditioning blower control unit may have water leak into it, causing an electrical short. Dealers will add a relay harness to the air conditioning blower control unit and reseal it to prevent water from leaking in free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

Water can enter the air conditioning blower control unit and cause an electrical short. This creates a risk of fire. It is recommended to park the vehicle outdoors until the recall repairs have been performed.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Porsche must be performed by a Porsche dealership. Porsche will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in June, 2019. 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 AKA7.

Heating & Air Conditioning, April 24, 2019

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
April 24, 2019
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
33,206
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
19V322000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Summary
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (Porsche) is recalling certain 2010-2016 Panamera 4S and Panamera S, 2011-2016 Panamera, Panamera 4 and Panamera Turbo, 2012-2016 Panamera Turbo S and Panamera S E-Hybrid, 2013-2016 Panamera GTS, 2013 Panamera Platinum Edition and Panamera 4 Platinum Edition, 2014-2016 Panamera 4S Executive, Panamera Turbo Executive and Panamera Turbo S Executive, 2015 Panamera Diesel and 2016 Panamera 4 Edition, Panamera Edition and Panamera Turbo S Exclusive Series vehicles. Water may enter the A/C blower control unit, causing an electrical short circuit.
Consequence
An electrical short increases the risk of fire.
Remedy
Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will add a relay harness to the A/C blower control unit and reseal it to prevent water from leaking in, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 23, 2019. Owners may contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243. Porsche's number for this recall is AKA7. Note: Porsche recommends that owners park their vehicle outdoors until the recall remedy has been performed.
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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