Porsche Issues Recall for 918 Spyder Due to Incorrect Location of Seat Belt Screws

The original parts catalog transposed the locations of the screws

Porsche Issues Recall for 918 Spyder Due to Incorrect Location of Seat Belt Screws
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July 13, 2016

Porsche is recalling its 918 Spyder vehicles because the seat belt screws may be installed in the wrong location.

The original parts catalog for the 918 Spyder inadvertently transposed the locations for the screws which respectively secure the seat belt mount and the belt reel mount. These screws are one-time-use only and are not the same. Due to this error, technicians who had to work on those components might have been led to install the wrong screw in the wrong location.

In that event, the function of the seat belt system could possibly be impaired in the event of an accident.

Porsche will check the fastening screws on the seat belt mount and on the belt reel on all 918 Spyder vehicles and, depending on the result, may replace the screws on some vehicles. The mistake in the parts catalog already has been corrected.

The company will notify owners of the affected vehicles, though it has not yet released a notification schedule.

For more information, owners may contact Porsche at (800) 767-7243.