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NHTSA 80-98
Contact: Tim Hurd

Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

Porsche Cars North America, Inc.


Porsche 911 Carrera Years: 1996

Number Involved: Not yet available
Dates of Manufacture: Not yet available
NHTSA Recall No.: 98V089
Vehicle Description:
Description of Defect: Inadvertent deployment of the air bag can occur. Deployment of the air bag without warning could cause a driver to lose vehicle control, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash and personal injury.
Remedy: Porsche has not yet provided a remedy and owner notification schedule for this recall.
Owner Notification: Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Porsche at 1-800-545-8039.

NHTSA said manufacturers are required to mail a recall notice to all purchasers, owners and dealers when a safety defect or noncompliance with Federal safety standards is found. The agency urges owners to wait until they receive notification from the manufacturer before contacting their dealers to schedule the repair work. Not all vehicles of a particular make and model may be subject to the recall.