AKB4 – Air Bag ECU May Malfunction – 2016-2017 Porsche 911 & Boxster, 2016 Cayman & Panamera

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July 17, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V533000

Air Bag ECU May Malfunction

Deactivated air bags increase the risk of injury. Inadvertent deployment of the air bags increase the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V533

Manufacturer Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 7,517

 

Summary

Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (Porsche) is recalling certain 2016-2017 911 and Boxster, 2016 Cayman and Panamera vehicles. The air bag Electronic Control Unit (ECU) may have a defective power supply capacitor that can result in air bag deactivation or inadvertent deployment of the air bags.

 

Remedy

Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will install new software and replace the air bag ECU as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 15, 2019. Owners may contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243. Porsche’s number for this recall is AKB4.

 

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.


6 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
PORSCHE 911 2016-2017
PORSCHE BOXSTER 2016-2017
PORSCHE CAYMAN 2016
PORSCHE PANAMERA 2016

2 Associated Documents

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-19V533-1594.pdf 244.554KB

Download (PDF, 239KB)


Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-19V533-4490.PDF 217.123KB

Download (PDF, 212KB)


Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=19V533&docType=RCL


 

For reprogramming and flashing Porsche vehicles without a factory diagnostic device, Porsche recommends the following devices:

Recommended Pass Thru Devices:

J2534 Device

CarDAQ-Plus 2 Diagnostic Code Reader and J2534 Programming Tool

AKB4 - Air Bag ECU May Malfunction - 2016-2017 Porsche 911 & Boxster, 2016 Cayman & Panamera 1
Drew Technologies (DRWCDPLUSKIT) CarDAQ-Plus J2534 Flash Reprogramming Kit AKB4 - Air Bag ECU May Malfunction - 2016-2017 Porsche 911 & Boxster, 2016 Cayman & Panamera 1
Drew Tech CarDaq-M 2 SAE J2534-1/2 Reflash Reprogramming Tool OEM Diagnostics AKB4 - Air Bag ECU May Malfunction - 2016-2017 Porsche 911 & Boxster, 2016 Cayman & Panamera 1
VSI J2534 ECU Reprogrammer & Diagnostic Adapter AKB4 - Air Bag ECU May Malfunction - 2016-2017 Porsche 911 & Boxster, 2016 Cayman & Panamera 1
Autel (AULMF2534) MaxiFlash Pro AKB4 - Air Bag ECU May Malfunction - 2016-2017 Porsche 911 & Boxster, 2016 Cayman & Panamera 1
Dearborn d-Bridge Adapter J2534 OBDII Engineering Tool AKB4 - Air Bag ECU May Malfunction - 2016-2017 Porsche 911 & Boxster, 2016 Cayman & Panamera 1

 

Porsche is not responsible for any content on these two external sites

Pass Thru – Check ECU

Pass Thru – ECU Check verifies the vehicle compliance with the latest air polution restrictions of the following organisations:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
California Air Resources Board (CARB).

Pass Thru – Check ECU checks the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) stored in the vehicles Digital Motor Electronic (ECU) against the PAG database.

Pass Thru – Check ECU is free of charge and does not require any login.

How to perform a Pass Thru – ECU Check:

  • Enter the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
  • In case of EPA offical enter the CVN ID.
  • In case of CARB offical enter the Cal ID.
  • Click the “CHECK ECU Version” button.

If the VIN is valid you see:

VIN IS VALID – User has the latest Update

How to find the VIN:

The VIN is labeled inside the windscreen at the bottom right side: see sample.

How to get the CVN ID / Cal ID:

CVN / Cal IDs can be retrieved with a generic scan tool device.

techinfo2.porsche.com

 

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