APA2 Seat Belt Warning System Malfunction – 2020-2023 Porsche Taycan

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March 17, 2023 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 23V176000

Seat Belt Warning System Malfunction/FMVSS 208

A malfunctioning seat belt warning system may not alert the passenger to buckle their seat belt, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 23V176

Manufacturer Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, SEAT BELTS

Potential Number of Units Affected 130

 

Summary

Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (Porsche) is recalling certain 2020 Taycan Turbo, 2021 Taycan, Taycan 4S Cross Turismo, 2022 Taycan, Taycan Turbo, Taycan GTS, Taycan 4 Cross Turismo, Taycan 4S Cross Turismo, 2020-2022 Taycan 4S and Taycan Turbo S, and 2023 Taycan vehicles. When there is an unbelted passenger, the seat belt warning light and audible chime will not not activate as intended. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 208, “Occupant Crash Protection.”

 

Remedy

Dealers will update the instrument cluster software, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed May 16, 2023. Owners may contact Porsche’s customer service at 1-800-767-7243. Porsche’s number for this recall is APA2.

 

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.nhtsa.gov.

 

Check if your Porsche has a Recall

 


APA2 – Re-Programming or Coding Instrument Cluster (Stop Delivery / Recall Campaign)

Model Line:
911 (992)

Model Year:
As of 2020 up to 2023

Country:
Puerto Rico

Concerns:
Instrument cluster control unit

Cause:
Due to a software error in the instrument cluster, the function ‘initial belt warning’ is not displayed in accordance with local legal requirements on the affected vehicles.

If occupants are not buckled up when the ignition is switched on, the belt warning symbol in the
instrument cluster is displayed permanently and does not flash as required. There is also no acoustic
warning.

Action:
Re-code instrument cluster using an updated data record.

Information
Every vehicle is assigned to exactly one campaign scope.
To find out which scope is assigned to the vehicle, see PCSS Vehicle Information.

 

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Model Line:
Taycan (Y1A/ Y1B/ Y1C)

Model Year:
As of 2020 up to 2023

Country:
Puerto Rico

Concerns:
Instrument cluster control unit

Cause:
Due to a software error in the instrument cluster, the function ‘initial belt warning’ is not displayed in accordance with local legal requirements on the affected vehicles.

If occupants are not buckled up when the ignition is switched on, the belt warning symbol in the instrument cluster is displayed permanently and does not flash as required. There is also no acoustic warning.

Action:
Re-program instrument cluster using an updated data record.

Information
Every vehicle is assigned to exactly one campaign scope.
To find out which scope is assigned to the vehicle, see PCSS Vehicle Information.

 

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Chronology :

February 21, 2023: Porsche AG learned that some instrument clusters did not perform as expected during an internal check of the market-specific coding.

Testing revealed that the “initial seat belt warning” function was not displayed correctly.

As a result, the suspect software had to be identified and the corresponding vehicles had to be determined.

Additional investigation was carried out to clearly identify possibly affected vehicles in the field.

March 15, 2023: the topic was presented to Porsche’s Product Safety Committee. Porsche was not aware of any customer complaints, warranty records, crashes or injuries due to this issue. It was determined that vehicles with incorrect coding have been produced and delivered to customers in Canada and Puerto Rico. The Porsche Product Safety Committee determined a noncompliance with the FMVSS 208 requirements and decided a noncompliance recall for the subject vehicles in Puerto Rico and Canada.

 


16 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
PORSCHE TAYCAN 2021-2023
PORSCHE TAYCAN 4 CROSS TURISMO 2022
PORSCHE TAYCAN 4S 2020-2022
PORSCHE TAYCAN 4S CROSS TURISMO 2021-2022
PORSCHE TAYCAN GTS 2022
PORSCHE TAYCAN TURBO 2020, 2022
PORSCHE TAYCAN TURBO CROSS TURISM 2022
PORSCHE TAYCAN TURBO S 2020-2022

 


8 Associated Documents

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-23V176-8074.pdf 646.194KB

 


Noncompliance Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-23V176-5326.PDF 220.39KB

 


Recall 573 Report – March 30, 2023

RCLRPT-23V176-2072.PDF 220.471KB

 


Porsche – Remedy Instructions and TSB – April 2023

RCRIT-23V176-2639.pdf 107.11KB

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Porsche – Remedy Instructions and TSB – April 2023

RCRIT-23V176-3398.pdf 114.356KB

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Porsche – APA2 Stop Delivery Notice – April 2023

RCMN-23V176-9560.pdf 8.106KB

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ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-23V176-2294.pdf 109.772KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #3, 2023-4

RCLQRT-23V176-0022.PDF 211.474KB

 


Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=23V176&docType=RCL

 


 

Reprogramming

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

Recommended Pass Thru Devices:

 

J2534 Device

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APA2 Seat Belt Warning System Malfunction - 2020-2023 Porsche Taycan | small light VXDIAG VCX Nano Compatible for GM/OPEL with GDS2 and Tech2WIN System Diagnostic Tool
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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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