Porsche Recalls 19,000 Vehicles in 3 Recalls

Porsche recalls 911, Macan, Carrera, Targa, Boxter, GT3 and Cayman

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— Porsche is recalling more than 19,000 vehicles in three recalls, two that involve airbag problems and the other to fix windshields that can detach in a crash.

Porsche Macan

About 17,871 model year 2015-2016 Macan S, Macan Turbo and 2017 Macan GTS SUVs with front passenger airbags that can fail in a crash.

In October 2016, Porsche noticed incidents related to activated airbag warning lights. Porsche investigated and engineers found defective sensor mats for seat occupancy detection could be causing the problem.

Porsche continued to study parts from the field through February 2017 and finally determined the sensor mats failed due to cracks of the conductive fabric in the mats.

Drivers may notice an airbag warning lamp or “Passenger Airbag OFF” light activated. Although the automaker doesn't know of any injuries caused by the defect, a passenger won't be properly protected in a crash.

Porsche dealers will replace the sensor mats and seat cushions, but the automaker doesn't know when the recall will begin.

Owners of the 2015-2016 Macan S, Macan Turbo and 2017 Macan GTS may contact Porsche at 800-767-7243. Porsche's number for this recall is AH02.

Another 120 Porsche vehicles are recalled because the front passenger airbags may fail to deploy in a crash.

  • 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
  • 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera
  • 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet
  • 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera 4
  • 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S
  • 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet
  • 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera S
  • 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet
  • 2017 Porsche 911 Targa 4
  • 2017 Porsche 911 Targa 4S
  • 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S
  • 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet
  • 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster
  • 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster S
  • 2017 Porsche 718 Cayman
  • 2017 Porsche 718 Cayman S

Porsche learned about airbag problems from the supplier Autoliv describing generant mix problems in the airbag initiators that aren't up to specifications. The same problems at Autoliv have caused recalls from other manufacturers due to problems on two production lines.

The automaker doesn't know when the recall will begin. Porsche dealers will replace the bad airbags, but owners with questions should call the automaker at 800-767-7243 and refer to recall number AH03.

Porsche 911, 718 Boxter

Porsche is recalling just 21 vehicles because the windshields could pop loose during a crash, leaving occupants without much needed protection right when they need it.

  • 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet
  • 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet
  • 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet
  • 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet
  • 2017 Porsche 911 Targa S
  • 2017 Porsche 911 Targa 4S
  • 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet
  • 2017 Porsche 718 Boxter
  • 2017 Porsche 718 Boxter S

The automaker says the windshield may not have been properly bonded to the vehicle, leaving the bond too weak to hold in a crash.

Porsche doesn't know when the recall will begin, but dealers will need to use a different bond to hold the windshields.

Owners with questions should call 800-767-7243 and ask about recall number AH04.