2016 Porsche BOXSTER Air Bags Air Bag Restraint Control Module Recall

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2016 Porsche BOXSTER Air Bags Air Bag Restraint Control Module Recall

 NHTSA Recall #141796
NHTSA Compaign #19V533000
MFG Compaign #AKB4
 ManufacturerPorsche Cars North America, Inc.
 Model Year2016
 Date of notification12/02/20
 Begin date of manufacuring01/07/15
 End date of manufacturing15/03/16
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received17/07/19
 Report created17/07/19
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units7517
 Defect summaryPorsche cars north america, inc. (porsche) is recalling certain 2016-2017 911 and boxster, 2016 cayman and panamera vehicles. The air bag electronic control unit (ecu) may have a defective power supply capacitor that can result in air bag deactivation or inadvertent deployment of the air bags.
 Consequence summaryDeactivated air bags increase the risk of injury. Inadvertent deployment of the air bags increase the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionPorsche will notify owners, and dealers will install new software and replace the air bag ecu as necessary, free of charge. Interim notices informing owners of the safety risk were mailed september 13, 2019. Owners received a second notice and the recall began february 12, 2020. Owners may contact porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243. Porsche's number for this recall is akb4.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

  • 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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