Porsche cars have been built to the closest tolerances, using the finest materials, by the most skilled craftsmen, for well over five-decades. Even in Stuttgart, Germany the ripple effect of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) crackdown is being felt as expensive hyper-cars and luxurious SUVs fall under their watchful gaze. Undoubtedly, Porsche will make light work of these inconsequential defects and provide sterling service for their customers. Check in with BestRide.com frequently for the latest safety recall updates, automotive news and views, and millions of new and used vehicle listings.
Remember to look inside the driver door jamb (most vehicles) to find the production date (Month/Year). This information will help you determine if your vehicle is being recalled by the NHTSA.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V457000
Porsche Recall Campaign Number: AE03
Vehicles Affected: Certain 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder vehicles manufactured from May 7, 2014 through June 18, 2014. Only approximately 5 vehicles are expected for inclusion in this recall campaign.
Cause: The rear axle control arms may break causing difficulty controlling the vehicle.
Concern: Obviously, if the control arm/s break vehicle control will be severely impaired resulting in the increased risk of a motor vehicle crash.
Correction: Porsche will notify owners by mail with detailed instructions for having the vehicle’s control arms inspected and replaced as necessary, free of charge. No notification schedule has been provided at this time but owners of affected vehicles may contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243.
NOTE: This is a supercar that costs about 1-million-dollars. It has over 1,000-horsepower and should be thoroughly inspected before every use. It is designed to be driven by highly skilled individuals.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V470000
Porsche Recall Campaign Number: AE02
Vehicles Affected: Certain 2015 Porsche Macan vehicles. Approximately 7 vehicles are expected for inclusion in this recall campaign.
Cause: Some vehicles may have been assembled using a damaged vacuum power brake booster.
Concern: The damaged dual-diaphragm vacuum power brake booster could allow a loss of vacuum pressure when the brake pedal is actuated. The loss of vacuum pressure will result in a reduction of braking force and a hard brake pedal, increasing the risk of a motor vehicle crash.
Correction: Porsche will notify owners with specific instructions for having the vacuum power brake booster inspected and replaced as necessary, free of charge. No notification schedule has been provided by Porsche at this time. Vehicle owners may contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-545-8093.
NOTE: This condition may exhibit itself at a moments notice, without warning. If you own or regularly operate one of these 7 vehicles, be prepared to brake by using two feet on the brake pedal and don’t be afraid to utilize the parking brake in an emergency.