1999 Porsche 911 Service Brakes Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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1999 Porsche 911 Service Brakes Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID973585
 Internal NHTSA #10507046
 ManufacurerPorsche Cars North America, Inc.
 Model Year1999
 File date14/10/09
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemI was driving on a 16 lane major highway in toronto in the express lanes at 70 mph. Without warning the engine lost all power and stalled. The check engine light was flashing. It was difficult to stop safely since the power steering and power brakes were not functioning with the engine stopped. It would not restart and i was lucky to change lanes in heavy traffic and pull onto the hard shoulder of the road. I was stuck sitting in the express lanes by a guard rail until a tow truck came, which took an hour. After taking it to the porsche dealer it was diagnosed as a ims bearing failure that required a new engine. I was also told this bearing is a common problem with the 1997 to 2008 water cooled 911 and boxster porsches with a 10 percent failure rate to date, and that they will all fail eventually. The dealer also said there is a 3rd party retrofit kit that the porsche dealers are aware of but don't use because it would acknowledge there is a problem with the car, so porsche turned a blind eye and let the engines fail. Porsche has modified the bearing design several times before abandoning the design in the 2009 model year. All these models are unsafe when they will fail without notice and put drivers in harms way.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure44000
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateSAN JOSE, CA
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase29/11/23
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders6
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 Vehicle speed70
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 Location of tire code
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 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
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  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.



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