Safety Ratings

Frontal Moderate Overlap Test Results
POOR

Frontal crash ratings - Driver
Frontal crash ratings - Passenger
Side crash ratings - Driver
Side crash ratings - Passenger
NHTSA Rollover Resistance Rating
Not Rated

Recalls

US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID: 06V008000
Mfg's Report Date: 01/10/2006
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM
Potential Number Of Units Affected: 5094


Summary:
CERTAIN 2 DOOR COUPE AND CONVERTIBLE PASSENGER VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN SUPPLIED WITH A TAILPIPE THAT MAY HAVE BEEN PRODUCED WITH A WELD LOCATED BETWEEN THE FASTENING CLIP AND EXHAUST PIPE, WHICH IS INADEQUATELY DIMENSIONED.

Consequence:
IF THE WELD COMPLETELY FAILS, THE EXHAUST PIPE CAN DETACH FROM THE VEHICLE, WHICH COULD STARTLE THE DRIVER RESULTING IN A CRASH.

Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW TAILPIPE WITH A LONGER SEAM WELD FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT PORSCHE AT 1-800-545-8039.

Notes:
PORSCHE RECALL NO. A601. CUSTOMERS 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.

Disclaimer

The safety ratings and information is provided directly from the
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)


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