Porsche is preemptively curbing a potential liability and recalling the hood lock mechanisms on 1,382 cars in North America, part of a global recall of a total 4,428 hood locks.
As Edmunds reports, the Porsche recall list is comprised of 911s, Boxsters and Caymans from the 2014 and 2015 model years. According to a statement from the manufacturer, “ongoing internal quality inspection procedures found that while these vehicles pass all current strength requirements, it was determined that these specific parts may not meet Porsche-specific quality standards through the life cycle of the vehicle.”
In other words, this Porsche recall issue has yet to prove a serious problem; no reports of accidents or injuries, nor complaints regarding the quality of the installed parts, have reached the manufacturer. Additionally, the NHTSA website says absolutely nothing of the issue, according to Edmunds.
Nonetheless, any customer car affected by the Porsche recall can have the lock mechanism changed for free at the local Porsche dealer, in a procedure taking about half-an-hour.