1989 PORSCHE 911

Report Date:
August 08, 1996
Campaign Number:
96V147000
Component:
STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR

Summary:
A PART OF THE STEERING COLUMN UPPER UNIVERSAL JOINT CRACKED DURING THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS.

Consequence Summary:
THIS CONDITION COULD RESULT IN NOISE AND FREE PLAY IN THE STEERING SYSTEM AND IF LEFT UNCORRECTED, WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL.

Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE UNIVERSAL JOINT FOR CRACKS AND WILL REPLACE CRACKED JOINTS WITH NEW PARTS.

1989 PORSCHE 911

Report Date:
December 07, 1993
Campaign Number:
93V204000
Component:
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS

Summary:
AFTER THE ENGINE HAS BEEN TURNED OFF, THE REAR HEATER WILL AUTOMATICALLY OPERATE IN ORDER TO DISSIPATE HEAT IN THE ENGINE HEATING SYSTEM. DURING THIS OPERATION, THE RESISTOR FOR THE REAR HEATER BLOWER CAN BECOME OVERLOADED DUE TO A BINDING OR SEIZED REAR HEATER BLOWER.

Consequence Summary:
THE OVERLOADED RESISTOR CAN CREATE HEAT SUFFICIENT TOIGNITE THE PLASTIC AIR PIPE TO WHICH IT IS CONNECTED, RESULTING IN AN ENGINECOMPARTMENT FIRE.

Corrective Summary:
PORSCHE DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW RESISTOR CONTAINING A CIRCUIT BREAKER.

1989 PORSCHE 911

Report Date:
October 05, 1992
Campaign Number:
92V142000
Component:
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Summary:
THE BALL SOCKETS ON THE CRUISE CONTROL LINKAGE CAN BREAK, ALLOWING THE CRUISE CONTROL LINKAGE TO BECOME DETACHED ON ONE END AND JAM ON NEARBY COMPONENTS, WHICH COULD IMPAIR THROTTLE PLATE OPERATION.

Consequence Summary:
IMPAIRED THROTTLE PLATE OPERATION COULD PREVENT THEENGINE FROM RETURNING TO IDLE, RESULTING IN UNWANTED ENGINE SPEED AND POSSIBLEVEHICLE ACCIDENT.

Corrective Summary:
REPLACE THE CURRENT PLASTIC BALL SOCKETS WITH A NEW LINKAGE USING STEEL BALL SOCKETS, AND LUBRICATE THE CRUISE CONTROL RELAY LEVER. OWNERS ARE ADVISED NOT TO USE THE CRUISE CONTROL UNTIL THE MODIFICATION IS INSTALLED.

1989 PORSCHE 911

Report Date:
June 17, 1991
Campaign Number:
91V103000
Component:
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Summary:
DUE TO ROUTING OF FUEL LINE FROM THE FUEL TANK TO REAR FUEL PUMP, THE FUEL LINE MAY BE DAMAGED UNDER CERTAIN DRIVING CONDITIONS. ON FULL TRAVEL OF LEFT REAR SUSPENSION (JOUNCE), THE BRACKET FOR THE BRAKE PAD WEAR INDICATOR WIRE ON LEFT REAR CONTROL ARM COULD CONTACT AND DAMAGE FUEL LINE.

Consequence Summary:
A DAMAGED FUEL LINE MAY RESULT IN A FUEL LEAK WHICH MAYIGNITE, RESULTING IN A FIRE.

Corrective Summary:
REPLACE DAMAGED FUEL LINE: IN ADDITION ALL FUEL LINES WILL BE REROUTED SO THAT THE BRAKE PAD WEAR INDICATOR WIRE BRACKET CANNOT CONTACT FUEL LINE.

1989 PORSCHE 911

Report Date:
January 15, 1991
Campaign Number:
91V012000
Component:
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH

Summary:
LUGGAGE IN THE LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT AND OR PLASTIC TRIM SURROUNDING THE SAFETY LATCH MAY PREVENT THE LATCH ON THE FRONT HOOD FROM PROPERLY LOCKING.

Consequence Summary:
LATCH FAILURE COULD CAUSE HOOD TO OPEN AND OBSTRUCT THEDRIVER'S FRONT VIEW WHICH COULD RESULT IN AN ACCIDENT.

Corrective Summary:
REPLACE PLASTIC TRIM PIECE AND INSTALL A BRACKET BEHIND THE SAFETY LATCH TO PREVENT INTERFERENCE.