Vehicles Affected: Approximately 7,500 model-year 2016-17 Porsche 911 and Boxster sports cars, and model-year 2016 Cayman sports cars and Panamera hatchbacks
The Problem: The airbag electronic control unit may have a defective power supply capacitor that can result in deactivation or inadvertent deployment, increasing the risk of injury.
The Fix: Dealers will install new software and replace the airbag ECU, as necessary, for free.
What Owners Should Do: Porsche will begin notifying owners Sept. 15. Owners can call the automaker at 800-767-7243, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
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