WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 3, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –
RECALL Subject: Seat Belt Mounting Screws may Fail
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V520000
Component(s): SEAT BELTS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 306
All Products Associated with this Recall
Manufacturer: Porsche Cars North America, Inc.
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (Porsche) is recalling certain model year 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid Electric vehicles manufactured February 2, 2015 through July 1, 2015. In the affected vehicles, incorrect screws might have been used when re-installing and/or re-securing the seat belt mount or the seat belt reel during vehicle service.
In the event of a crash, the incorrect bolts may not keep the seat belts properly anchored to the car, increasing the risk of injury to the seat occupants.
Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will inspect, and as necessary, replace the seat belt mount and seat belt reel attaching bolts, 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 AG04.
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.
Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration