May 27, 2004


Porsche recalls 20,198 Cayennes to inspect belt buckles

Atlanta, Georgia – Porsche Cars North America announced it will recall 20,198 Porsche Cayenne sport utility vehicles sold in the United States and Canada to determine the condition of the pins that hold the rear seat belt buckles in place. There is a possibility that the pins linking the belt buckles to their anchorages have been manufactured incorrectly, which could lead to a situation where the pin separates from the belt buckle.

Porsche believes the condition exists in less than 1 percent of the 20,198 vehicles, all of which were built between Oct. 1, 2002 and December 17, 2003.

The seat belt systems for the driver and front passenger are not affected by this measure. Porsche knows of no case of accident or injury resulting from the failure of a Cayenne rear seat passenger restraint system.

Porsche will notify owners of the involved vehicles in writing. There will be no charge to the customer for the inspection of the seat belt buckles or related repairs. The inspection will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

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