|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
||Contact: Tim Hurd
|Tel. No. (202) 366-9550
Porsche Cars North America, Inc.
Number Involved: 738
Dates of Manufacture: October 1996 - July 1997
NHTSA Recall No.: 98V112
Description of Defect: On these passenger vehicles equipped with the automatic
Tiptronic transmissions, the bearing sleeves for the intermediate selector levers can
seize. The transmission selector lever becomes increasingly difficult to move, resulting
in failure to activate the selector lever.
Remedy: Dealers will replace the affected bearing sleeves of the lever with the
bearing sleeves of an improved design.
Owner Notification: Owner notification was expected to begin June 1, 1998. Owners
who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Porsche at
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.