|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
||Contact: Tim Hurd
|Child Safety Seats
|Tel. No. (202) 366-9550
Porsche Cars North America, Inc.
Number Involved: 738
Dates of Manufacture: October 1996 - July 1997
NHTSA Recall No.: 98V113
Description of Defect: The ignition switch housing can crack and cause electrical
failures, resulting in the loss of air-conditioning, heater blower, headlamps, and
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
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.