PORSCHE BOXSTER 1997: AIR BAGS:ON-OFF SWITCH ASSEMBLY

Make : PORSCHE Model : BOXSTER Year : 1997
Build Dates : 0000-00-00 - 0000-00-00
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 98E005000
Date Owner's Notified: 1998-03-02 Date Received by ODI: 1998-02-24 Date Added to Database: 1998-02-27
Manufacturers Involved: Porsche Cars North America, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: AIR BAGS:ON-OFF SWITCH ASSEMBLY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 32
Summary:
      EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: CHILD SEATING SYSTEM AIR BAG DEACTIVATION KIT FOR USE ON 1997-1998 911 CARRERA S, CARRERA 4, CARRERA 4S, AND TURBO "1997 MODEL ONLY", PART NO. 993 803 283 00, AND 1997-1998 BOXSTER MODEL VEHICLES, PART NOS. 996 803 283 00 AND 996 803 083 00. DUE TO A MANUFACTURING PROBLEM, THE CONTACT BUCKLE "WHICH IS PART OF THE KIT" DOES NOT DEACTIVATE THE AIR BAG"S".
Consequence:
      IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THIS RESULTS IN THE DEPLOYMENT OF THE AIR BAG"S" WHICH COULD RESULT IN SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH TO THE CHILD SEAT OCCUPANT.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSTALL A MODIFIED AIR BAG DEACTIVATION KIT.
Report Initiator: MFR E Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN MARCH 2, 1998. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT PORSCHE AT 1-800-545-8039.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT '1-888-327-4236'.