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Incorrect screws could impair the seatbelts in an accident; no word yet on whether UK cars are affected

Every Porsche 918 Spyder hypercar has been recalled in the US because of a suspected problem with the seatbelts.

Incorrect fixing screws for the seatbelt mounts and belt reels could have been used, so Porsche has issued the recall as a precautionary measure.

Although it is only a minor component, Porsche says the seatbelt system could be impaired in the event of an accident and it will verify that the correct type of screw has been used on its models.

The issue has arisen due to a mistake in the original parts catalogue for the 918 Spyder. It accidentally showed the screw that secures each seatbelt mount in the place where the screw for the belt reel mount should go, and vice versa.

The screws are not the same and can only be used once, so Porsche says the mistake in the catalogue could mean technicians working on the car might have put the screws in the wrong place. If that is the case on recalled models, Porsche will replace the screws.

The manufacturer said there have been no incidents or injuries, and it is currently collating information to see if any UK cars are affected.

This is the fourth recall for the 918 Spyder. Previous issues have involved the rear axle control arms, defective chassis parts and a carbonfibre part that could damage the wiring harness.

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