Incorrect Labeling Leads to Porsche Issuing Recall of Brake Fluid

The bottles state "DOT" and not "DOT 4"

Incorrect Labeling Leads to Porsche Issuing Recall of Brake Fluid
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October 4, 2016

Porsche Cars North America is recalling nearly 33,000 one-liter containers of Porsche-brand Brake Fluid, part number 00004330552, as well as, 30-liter containers of Brake Fluid, part number 00004330553.

These bottles state DOT and not the required DOT 4.

As such, these bottles of brake fluid fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 116, "Motor Vehicle Brake Fluids."

If the brake fluid isn't labeled in accordance with the regulations, the brake fluid may unintentionally be used in a vehicle brake system that is incompatible with that type of fluid.

Therefore, affecting brake performance and increasing the risk of a crash.

Porsche will notify dealers, and have the brake fluid containers relabeled, free of charge.

The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

For further information regarding this recall, consumers may contact Porsche customer service at (800) 767-7243.