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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NHTSA 80-98
October, 1998 Contact: Tim Hurd
Child Safety Seats

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.: 98V113
Vehicle Description:
Description of Defect: The ignition switch housing can crack and cause electrical failures, resulting in the loss of air-conditioning, heater blower, headlamps, and windshield wipers.
Remedy: Dealers will install a new type ignition switch.
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.