Porsche has recalled 6,401 Taycan and 911 Carrera vehicles in Canada because the seatbelt chime doesn’t comply with federal regulations. The same recall has also been issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), but it only impacts 130 vehicles, and only in Puerto Rico.
According to the recall notice posted to the Transport Canada website, federal regulations require a seat belt reminder sound and visual indicator that activates when the vehicle is switched on and a passenger is not wearing their seat belt. In the impacted vehicles, which includes 2020 and 2021 Taycans and 911 Carreras, and 2020 Taycan Turbos, the seat belt reminder chime may not sound to alert you that the front passenger seat belt isn’t buckled, increasing the risk of injury in a crash.
The reason the chime may not sound is because of incorrect software that was only applied to vehicles destined for Canada and Puerto Rico. Porsche says it is not aware of any complaints, warranty records, crashes or injuries due to this issue.
Owners of impacted vehicles will be contacted and have their instrument cluster software updated to the correct coding.
Despite the fix being a software update, it won’t be over-the-air (OTA) and owners will still have to visit a dealership for it to be installed.
You can read the Transport Canada recall here, and the NHTSA notice below. (via CarScoops)RCLRPT-23V176-5326