Porsche Recall Campaign - the Hood Latch is the Culprit This Time

This year caught Porsche in a difficult spot in terms of reliability - first there was the 911 GT3 fire hazard, then the notorious Nine-A-Lemon, after which came the Macan’s brake booster call back campaign. This time around, the German manufacturer is conducting a voluntary recall covering an estimated 4,428 cars.
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An official Porsche statement forwarded to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reads that dealers were instructed “to replace the lock bracket on the front hood of 4,428 two-door sports cars worldwide, of which 1,382 are in the US.”

Vehicles affected come in the form of 2014 and 2015 model year variants of the Boxster, Cayman and 911. So what’s the actual matter with the hood latch?

Well, Porsche notes that internal quality investigations found that there’s nothing wrong with these vehicles, the locking mechanism of the boot passing current strength requirements. Still, in a typical Germanic way of doing things, Porsche determined that these specific parts may not meet the brand’s quality standards throughout the life cycle of the vehicle.

As it was expected from such a minor fault, no incidents, accidents or injuries have been related to the Porsche recall, nor any instances of an unintentional opening of the front hood. Owners of the US-bound population and the other 3,046 units scattered around the world will be notified in 2 months maximum.

As for the fix, Porsche says the old latch will be replaced by a better mechanism in roughly half an hour.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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