Every Panamera built by Porsche is recalled over faulty seatbelt tensioners

Porsche has recalled all 11,300 Panameras it has built and sold worldwide over a suspected fault with the seatbelt tensioners.

According to the US's road safety commission, the NHTSA, "if the [Panamera's] front seats are adjusted towards an extreme position… it is possible that the function of the locking mechanism of the seatbelt mount can no longer be guaranteed".

Therefore, in the event of a crash, the seatbelts “may not provide adequate protection for the seat occupant, which may increase the risk of injury or death", meaning they could become detached.

Panamera owners can take their car to their Porsche dealership to have an additional locking element fitted.

No one from Porsche was immediately available for comment when contacted by Autocar.

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28 April 2010

Not because it was too ugly then?

28 April 2010

Presumably the 'extreme position' is fully reclined?

That way no one can see you driving it.

28 April 2010

A German car with a fault, my god whatever next!!!

28 April 2010

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Presumably the 'extreme position' is fully reclined?

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Or touching the wheel.

28 April 2010

[quote rosstopher]

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Presumably the 'extreme position' is fully reclined?

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Or touching the wheel.

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aka Porsche's ESP option - extreme shortarse position.

So was Bernie Ecclestone involved in some prang recently and sued massively?

28 April 2010

Nah nah the real reason is they were scaring everybody by their sheer ugliness.

28 April 2010

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahahahahah

i almost fell of my chair when i read this

28 April 2010

should the slogan not be changed to:

four. very compromised.

28 April 2010

This seems to be a recurring theme, the USA picking up faults with foreign succesful manufacturers who's reputations are (partially) built on their reliability. All to protect the home market?!

And how many non-americans drive around in extreme positions? If you drive around horizontally I'm pretty sure unless your wearing a 5 point harness (illegal in some countries!) you'll just slide under the seat belt! But then again the yanks do need warnings on their steaming cup of coffee that it "may be hot"!

Jaguars will be recalled next for having a steering wheel!

Anyway, whens the recall coming for Panamera's being ugly/pointless/crap?

28 April 2010

Lawyers lawyers...

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