The airbags may be deactivated or deploy inadvertently
August 2, 2019
Porsche Cars North America is recalling 7,517 model year 2016-2017 911s & Boxsters, and model year 2016 Caymans & Panameras.
The airbag Electronic Control Unit (ECU) may have a defective power supply capacitor that can result in airbag deactivation or inadvertent deployment of the airbags.
Deactivated airbags increase the risk of injury. Inadvertent deployment of the airbags increases the risk of a crash.
What to do
Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will install new software and replace the air bag ECU as necessary free of charge.
The recall is expected to begin September 15, 2019.
Owners may contact Porsche customer service at (800) 767-7243. Porsche’s number for this recall is AKB4.