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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NHTSA 80-98
Contact: Tim Hurd


Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

Models:

Porsche Boxster Years: 1997


Number Involved: 738
Dates of Manufacture: October 1996 - July 1997
NHTSA Recall No.: 98V112
Vehicle Description:
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 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.