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Porsche Recalling 911, Cayman, Boxster Over Faulty Hood Latch

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On: Tue, Nov 4, 2014 at 2:29PM | By: Teddy Field


Porsche Recalling 911, Cayman, Boxster Over Faulty Hood Latch

Most automotive recalls are designed to protect a carmaker from a safety defect that could result in a costly class-action lawsuit. But a Porsche recall is usually designed to protect their reputation for unfailing durability. Case in point, their latest recall for the Boxster, Cayman and 911. Click through to find out how Porsche is protecting their customers from future headaches.

Most automotive recalls are designed to protect a carmaker from a safety defect that could result in a costly class-action lawsuit. But a Porsche recall is usually designed to protect their reputation for unfailing durability. Case in point, their latest recall for the Boxster, Cayman and 911. Click through to find out how Porsche is protecting their customers from future headaches.

It’s not unusual to see a used Porsche with over 200,000 miles. Unlike most premium sports car makers, Porsche designs their fun machines for the long haul. That’s why the brand has ranked in the top of JD Power surveys for many consecutive years. And to protect their bullet-proof reputation, they’ve just recalled 3 of their most popular models.

During quality control testing, Stuttgart's finest discovered that the trunk latch mechanism may not last as long as the car it’s bolted to. There have been no reported incidents or issues related to the problem. But Porsche engineers felt that the front trunk latch installed on the 2013-2014 Porsche 911, Cayman and Boxster didn’t meet their ‘strength standards’. Of the 4,428 cars recalled, 1,382 were sold in the U.S.

With the engine mounted in the middle or rear, the front trunk latch does see considerable aerodynamic flex. So it’s nice to see that Porsche engineers pay attention to the details, even after the car is built. The production line has already been updated with stronger trunk latches, and dealers will install the same trunk latches on recalled cars free of charge.


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