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1978 Porsche 928 Recall Information

Component

EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Manufacturer

PORSCHE CARS N.A. INC.

NHTSA Campaign ID78V182000
SummaryCERTIFICATION LABELS INSTALLED IN THE INVOLVED VEHICLES MAY NOT INCLUDE THE DATE OF VEHICLE MANUFACTURE, AS REQUIRED BY FEDERAL REGULATIONS.
RemedyDEALER WILL INSTALL THE CORRECT CERTIFICATION LABEL WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: EQUIPMENT; CERTIFICATION LABELS.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: KNOWING THE DATE OF MANUFACTURE MAY BE USEFUL INDETERMINING WHETHER A VEHICLE IS INCLUDED IN FUTURE SAFETY-RELATED RECALLCAMPAIGNS.

Component

PARKING BRAKE:CONVENTIONAL:MECHANICAL:LINKAGE AND CABLE

Manufacturer

PORSCHE CARS N.A. INC.

Mfr Report Date19770601
NHTSA Campaign ID78V122000
SummaryTHE EMERGENCY BRAKE CABLE MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY ROUTED DURING ASSEMBLY. CONSEQUENTLY, THE CABLE COULD CHAFE AGAINST THE BRAKE LINE OR BRAKE HOSE BRACKETS. CHAFING COULD LEAD TO DAMAGE TO THE EMERGENY BRAKE CABLE.
RemedyTHE DEALER WILL REROUTE THE EMERGENCY BRAKE CABLE WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER. .
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: SERVICE BRAKES; EMERGENCY BRAKE CABLE.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: BRAKING EFFECTIVENESS COULD BE IMPAIRED AND AN ACCIDENTCOULD RESULT.

Component

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Manufacturer

PORSCHE CARS N.A. INC.

Mfr Report Date19770601
NHTSA Campaign ID78V123000
SummaryTHE EXISTING BRAKE HOSES MAY HAVE BEEN TWISTED DURING ASSEMBLY. CONSEQUENTLY, THE HOSE COULD CHAFE AGAINST THE EMERGENCY BRAKE CABLE. PROLONGED CHAFING COULD RESULT IN LOSS OF BRAKE FLUID, THUS AFFECTING REAR BRAKES.
RemedyTHE DEALER WILL REROUTE THE REAR BRAKE HOSE, IF NECESSARY, WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: SERVICE BRAKES; REAR BRAKE HOSES.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: LOSS OF BRAKING EFFECTIVENESS AND, POSSIBLY, ANACCIDENT COULD OCCUR.

Component

STRUCTURE:BODY

Manufacturer

PORSCHE CARS N.A. INC.

Mfr Report Date19770601
NHTSA Campaign ID78V124000
SummaryTHE ROOF MOLDINGS ON EACH SIDE OF THE VEHICLE ARE NOT SECURELY FASTENED.
RemedyTHE DEALER WILL SECURE BOTH LEFT AND RIGHT ROOF MOLDINGS WITH ADDITIONAL SCREWS ON ALL INVOLVED VEHICLES, FREE OF CHARGE.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: STRUCTURE; ROOF MOLDINGS.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: LOSS OF ROOF MOLDINGS WHILE DRIVING COULD CREATE ANOBSTACLE FOR ONCOMING VEHICLES AND AN ACCIDENT COULD RESULT.

Component

SUSPENSION:FRONT

Manufacturer

PORSCHE CARS N.A. INC.

Mfr Report Date19770601
NHTSA Campaign ID78V121000
SummaryTHE FRONT AXLE CASTER AND CAMBER ADJUSTERS COULD CRACK DUE TO IMPROPER MANUFACTURE. SHOULD THIS HAPPEN, THE ADJUSTERS COULD LOOSEN AND CAUSE WHEEL MISALIGNMENT. ALSO, THE TIRE ON EITHER THE LEFT OR RIGHT SIDE COULD EXPERIENCE EXTENSIVE WEAR.
RemedyTHE DEALER WILL REPLACE THE CASTER AND CAMBER ADJUSTERS WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: SUSPENSION; FRONT AXLE CASTER AND CAMBER ADJUSTERS.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT COULD RESULT.

Component

STEERING:LINKAGES:KNUCKLE:SPINDLE:ARM

Manufacturer

PORSCHE CARS N.A. INC.

Mfr Report Date19770801
NHTSA Campaign ID78V119000
SummaryBOTH THE LEFT AND RIGHT STEERING ARM ARE ATTACHED TO THE FRONT AXLE KNUCKLE WITH TWO FASTENING BOLTS. THESE BOLTS ARE BEVELED BELOW THE HEX HEAD TO FIT INTO THE CHAMFERED HOLES IN THE STEERING ARM FOR PROPER FASTENING. THE CHAMFERING IN THESE STEERING ARM HOLES WAS OMITTED DURING MANUFACTURE. SHOULD THE BOLTS LOOSEN, THE STEERING ARM COULD BECOME LOOSE.
RemedyTHE DEALER WILL CORRECT THE DEFECT BY CHAMFERING THE HOLES.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: STEERING; STEERING ARM.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: A LOOSE STEERING ARM COULD RESULT IN LOSS OF STEERINGCONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT.

Component

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Manufacturer

PORSCHE CARS N.A. INC.

Mfr Report Date19770801
NHTSA Campaign ID78V120000
SummaryTHE ELECTRICAL CONTACT POINTS INSIDE THE STEERING COLUMN SPEED CONTROL SWITCH MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY MANUFACTURED. AS A RESULT, 'STICKING' COULD OCCUR AND CAUSE THE SPEED CONTROL SYSTEM TO STOP FUNCTIONING.
RemedyTHE DEALER WILL REPLACE THE SPEED CONTROL SWITCH, IF NECESSARY, FREE OF CHARGE.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: EQUIPMENT; SPEED CONTROL SWITCH.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: AN INOPERATIVE SPEED CONTROL SYSTEM MAY ALLOW THEVEHICLE SPEED TO CHANGE SUDDENLY WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING. LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROLAND AN ACCIDENT COULD OCCUR.

Component

STEERING: STEERING WHEEL/HANDLE BAR

Manufacturer

PORSCHE CARS N.A. INC.

Mfr Report Date19771201
NHTSA Campaign ID82V048000
SummaryON THE INVOLVED VEHICLES, THE UNIVERSAL JOINT WHICH CONNECTS THE STEERING SHAFT TO THE STEERING RACK MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY POSITIONED DURING ASSEMBLY. IF VEHICLE IS DRIVEN ON POOR ROADS FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE STEERING SHAFT AND UNIVERSAL JOINT COULD LOOSEN AND CAUSE EXCESSIVE STEERING WHEEL FREE PLAY.
RemedyDEALER WILL INSPECT AND REPOSITION THE UNIVERSAL JOINT CONNECTION AT NO COST TO OWNER.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: STEERING; UNIVERSAL JOINT.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: THIS CONDITION COULD RESULT IN LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROLAND AN ACCIDENT.

Component

EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Manufacturer

PORSCHE CARS N.A. INC.

Mfr Report Date19780501
NHTSA Campaign ID78V217000
SummaryTHE SYMBOL IDENTIFYING THE LIGHT SWITCH ON THE INVOLVED VEHICLES DOES NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 101, 'CONTROL AND DISPLAYS'.
RemedyOWNER WILL BE SENT THE CORRECT SYMBOL FOR SELF INSTALLATION OR INSTALLATION BY THE DEALER.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: ELECTRICAL; HEADLAMP SWITCH.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: USE OF THE EUROPEAN SYMBOL INSTEAD OF THE CORRECTAMERICAN VERSION MAY BE CONFUSING TO THE DRIVER. THIS WOULD CREATE A SAFETYHAZARD.

Information provided by NHTSA
Data updated January 2021


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