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 |  Aug 19 2011, 3:00 PM

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Porsche is recalling specific vehicles from the 2011 and 2012 Boxster, Cayman and 911 model ranges due to an issue with the seatbelt anchor.

The automaker claims that undersized mounting holes for the anchors could cause the seatbelt to become not ”routed optimally around the occupant.” Over time, the anchor could loosen, resulting in an increased injury risk in a crash.

Among the models targeted by NHTSA for recall include the 2011 911 Speedster, the 911 GTS RS 4.0, the 2012 Boxster (including the Boxster S and Spyder) and  Cayman (including the Cayman S and Cayman R), the 911 Carrera (including  the Carrera S, GTS, 4, 4S, and 4 GTS); 911 Targa 4/4S and the 911 Turbo and Turbo S manufactured from May 31, 2011 through June 10, 2011.

Porsche dealers will inspect the affected vehicles and made any necessary alterations free of charge.

Hit the jump for the official press release


NHTSA Campaign ID number : 11V409000

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):

PORSCHE / 911 CARRERA 2012
PORSCHE / 911 CARRERA 4 2012
PORSCHE / 911 CARRERA 4 GTS 2012
PORSCHE / 911 CARRERA 4S 2012
PORSCHE / 911 CARRERA GTS 2012
PORSCHE / 911 CARRERA S 2012
PORSCHE / 911 GT3 RS 2011
PORSCHE / 911 SPEEDSTER 2011
PORSCHE / 911 TARGA 4 2012
PORSCHE / 911 TARGA 4S 2012
PORSCHE / 911 TURBO 2012
PORSCHE / 911 TURBO S 2012
PORSCHE / BOXSTER 2012
PORSCHE / BOXSTER S 2012
PORSCHE / BOXSTER SPYDER 2012
PORSCHE / CAYMAN 2012
PORSCHE / CAYMAN R 2012
PORSCHE / CAYMAN S 2012

Manufacturer: PORSCHE CARS NORTH AMERICA, INC. Mfr’s Report Date: AUG 03, 2011

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V409000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: SEAT BELTS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 235

Summary:
PORSCHE IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 911 SPEEDSTER AND 911 GTS RS 4.0; AND MODEL YEAR 2012 BOXSTER (INCLUDING S AND SPYDER); CAYMEN (INCLUDING S AND R); 911 CARRERA (INCLUDING S, GTS, 4, 4S, AND 4 GTS); 911 TARGA 4 AND TARGA 4S; AND 911 TURBO AND TURBO S MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 31, 2001, THROUGH JUNE 10, 2011. THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE MOUNTING HOLES IN THE SEAT BELT ANCHOR PLATES FITTED TO THE VEHICLE ARE TOO SMALL. IF THE HOLE DIAMETER IS TOO SMALL, THE ANCHOR PLATE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO ROTATE ABOUT THE FASTENING BOLT AS DESIGNED. SHOULD THIS OCCUR, THE SEAT BELT MAY NOT BE ROUTED OPTIMALLY AROUND THE OCCUPANT, OR MAY POTENTIALLY LOOSEN AT SOME POINT IN THE FUTURE INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY DURING A CRASH.

Consequence:
SHOULD THIS OCCUR, THE SEAT BELT MAY NOT BE ROUTED OPTIMALLY AROUND THE OCCUPANT, OR MAY POTENTIALLY LOOSEN AT SOME POINT IN THE FUTURE INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY DURING A CRASH.

Remedy:
PORSCHE WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE ANCHOR PLATE AND IT FASTENING SCREW AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE SEAT BELT. THE REPAIRS WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE.

Notes:
PORSCHE’S SAFETY RECALL NUMBER IS AB02. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .