AKA7 – Checking Control Unit for Air-Conditioning Blower and Replacing it if Necessary – 2010-2016 Porsche Panamera

April 24, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V322000

A/C Control Unit May Short Circuit and Cause Fire

An electrical short increases the risk of fire.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V322

Manufacturer Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 33,206

 

Summary

Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (Porsche) is recalling certain 2010-2016 Panamera 4S and Panamera S, 2011-2016 Panamera, Panamera 4 and Panamera Turbo, 2012-2016 Panamera Turbo S and Panamera S E-Hybrid, 2013-2016 Panamera GTS, 2013 Panamera Platinum Edition and Panamera 4 Platinum Edition, 2014-2016 Panamera 4S Executive, Panamera Turbo Executive and Panamera Turbo S Executive, 2015 Panamera Diesel and 2016 Panamera 4 Edition, Panamera Edition and Panamera Turbo S Exclusive Series vehicles. Water may enter the A/C blower control unit, causing an electrical short circuit.

 

Remedy

Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the blower control unit, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall began February 10, 2020. Owners may contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243. Porsche’s number for this recall is AKA7. Note: Porsche recommends that owners park their vehicle outdoors until the recall remedy has been performed.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

 

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AKA7 – Checking Control Unit for Air-Conditioning Blower and Replacing it if Necessary (Recall Campaign)

Revision: October 1, 2019

This revision amends AKA7 as follows:

All references to “right hand drive” were removed, Remedial Action was revised, and new scopes were added.

Model Year: 2010 – 2016
Model Line: Panamera (970)
Subject: Control unit for air-conditioning blower
Concern: There is a possibility that moisture can get into the control unit for the air-conditioning blower on the affected vehicles and cause short circuits there.

Depending on how much moisture gets in, this can cause malfunctions and short circuits in the air-conditioning blower control system.

These short circuits can lead to an increased risk of fire.

Remedial Action: Check control unit for air-conditioning blower (blower regulator) and replace it if necessary.

Information

If the interim solution WKE0 has not yet been carried out on a vehicle in addition to this campaign, WKE0 must not be carried out.

On vehicles on which the interim solution was carried out, the blower regulator must be replaced during campaign AKA7 and the relay that was installed temporarily in the electric wire harness must be removed again. There will then no longer be any loss of comfort.

The work required for this must be performed as described underTechnical Information ‘Removing relay for activating control unit for air-conditioning blower and replacing blower regulator’.

For warranty processing for both campaigns, proceed as follows in this case:

  • Mark campaign WKE0 as Recall Update with the reason “Other” in PQIS. The “Warranty relevance” flag must be activated in order to be able to set a warranty claim and close the campaign.
  • A warranty claim must be submitted for campaign WKE0 in which 0 TU is entered as the specified working time and no material items are specified.
  • Invoice campaign AKA7 in the usual way using a regular warranty claim as described under ⇒ Technical Information ‘Warranty processing’.
Affected Vehicles: Only the vehicles assigned to the campaign (see also PCSS Vehicle Information).
Installation position: Installation position of control unit for air-conditioning blower

 

Required parts and materials

Parts Info: No parts are required for checking the control unit for air-conditioning blower.

Parts required if the control unit for air-conditioning blower must be replaced:

Part No. Designation Qty.
00004330450 ⇒ Regulator 1 ea.

 

Expendable items: Additional materials required for vehicles on which the interim solution WKE0 was carried out:

Required materials (usually already available in the Porsche dealer).

  • Insulating tape
  • Fabric adhesive tape (fleece)
  • Tie-wrap
  • Clean, lint-free cloth
  • De-greasing cleaning agent

For warranty processing, the Part No. AKA70000001 with the designation “expendable items” can be invoiced as an additional part in the warranty claim. Maximum cost: $2.50.

 

Required tools

Tools:
  • VAS 1978/35-33 – Release Tool Set
  • Torque wrench, 2 – 10 Nm (1.5 – 7.5 ftlb.), e.g. A.G 1783 – Torque wrench, 2-10 Nm (1.5-7.5 ftlb.)
  • Torque wrench, 6 – 50 Nm (4.5 – 37 ftlb.), e.g. A.G 1331A – Torque wrench, 6-50 Nm (4.5-37 ftlb.)
  • Suitable knife, e.g. scalpel or small utility knife
  • Soldering iron


46 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
PORSCHE PANAMERA 2011-2016
PORSCHE PANAMERA 4 2011-2016
PORSCHE PANAMERA 4S 2010-2016
PORSCHE PANAMERA GTS 2013-2016
PORSCHE PANAMERA S 2010-2016
PORSCHE PANAMERA S E-HYBRID 2012-2016
PORSCHE PANAMERA TURBO 2011-2016
PORSCHE PANAMERA TURBO S 2012-2016

8 Associated Documents

ISSUED Interim Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RIONL-19V322-7074.pdf 152.911KB

Download (PDF, 149KB)


Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-19V322-4645.PDF 249.775KB

Download (PDF, 244KB)


Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-19V322-9299.pdf 246.373KB

Download (PDF, 241KB)


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-19V322-4904.pdf 103.592KB

Download (PDF, 101KB)


ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-19V322-8325.pdf 125.585KB

Download (PDF, 123KB)


Recall 573 Report – AMENDMENT 1

RCLRPT-19V322-4286.PDF 249.565KB

Download (PDF, 244KB)


Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – AKA7 Recall Campaign – Checking control unit for air-conditioning blower and replacing it if necessary dated 6-21-19 through 9-30-19.

RCMN-19V322-7129.pdf 102.546KB

Download (PDF, 100KB)


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-19V322-6122.pdf 680.447KB

Download (PDF, 664KB)


Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=19V322&docType=RCL

 


 

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