Porsche is Recalling certain 718 Boxster, 718 Cayman, 911, 911 Carrera, 911 GT3 RS, 911 Targa 4 vehicles

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

Passenger Frontal Air Bag may not Deploy

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.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V134000

Manufacturer: Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

Components: AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 120

Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s)
PORSCHE 911 2016
PORSCHE 911 GT3 RS 2016
PORSCHE 911 TARGA 4 2017

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.

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.

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