Porsche is Recalling certain 2015-2016 Macan S and Macan Turbo and 2017 Macan GTS vehicles

9 03 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 9, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

Front Passenger Air Bag may not Deploy/FMVSS 208

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.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V133000

Manufacturer: Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

Components: AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 17,871

Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s)
PORSCHE MACAN GTS 2017
PORSCHE MACAN S 2015 – 2016
PORSCHE MACAN TURBO 2015 – 2016

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.”

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.

Notes: 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

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