PORSCHE MACAN S 2016: AIR BAGS: PASSENGER OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM

Make : PORSCHE Model : MACAN S Year : 2016
Build Dates : 2015-05-22 - 2015-10-15
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 17V133000
Date Owner's Notified: 0000-00-00 Date Received by ODI: 2017-03-02 Date Added to Database: 2017-03-03
Manufacturers Involved: Porsche Cars North America, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: AH02
Component: AIR BAGS: PASSENGER OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 17871
Summary:
      Porsche Cars North America, Inc. "Porsche" is recalling certain 2015-2016 Macan S and Macan Turbo and 2017 Macan GTS vehicles. The passenger occupant detection sensor mat may fail in the front passenger seat, deactivating the front passenger air bag. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard "FMVSS" number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."
Consequence:
      In the event of a crash, if the front passenger air bag does not deploy as intended, the front passenger has an increased risk of injury.
Remedy:
      Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will replace the sensor mat and seat cushion, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243. Porsche's number for this recall is AH02.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 208
Notes:
      Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.