|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|Thursday, April 16, 1998
||Contact: Tim Hurd
|Tel. No. (202) 366-9550
Porsche Cars N.A., Incorporated
|Child Seating System Air Bag Deactivation Kit
Number Involved: 32
NHTSA Recall No.: 98E005 Porsche Campaign No. AW 04
Equipment Description: Child seating system air bag deactivation kit for use on
1997-1998 Model 911 Carrera S, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, 911 Turbo model vehicles (Part No.
993 803 283 00) and Boxster model vehicles (Part Numbers 996 803 283 00 or 996 803 083
Description of Defect: Due to a manufacturing problem, the contact buckle (which is
part of the kit) does not deactivate the air bag.
Consequence of Defect: In the event of a crash, deployment of the air bags could
result in severe injury or death to the child seat occupant
Corrective Action: Dealers will install a modified air bag deactivation kit.
Owner Notification: Owner notification began March 2, 1998.
Note: Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon
service date and 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.