Porsche recalls all 11,324 Panamera cars

Posted on Tuesday, 27 April 2010 , 18:04:20 byAlina

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Porsche recalls all 11,324 Panamera cars

German sports carmaker Porsche said Tuesday it will recall 11,324 of its newly-launched Panamera model due to possible problems with the seat belt mounts, affecting all of the four-door coupes that have been produced in 2010 so far.

A company spokesman said this was a "precautionary measure," adding the Panamera's seat belt mounts could fail when the front seats are adjusted in an extreme forward position. This could lead to serious injuries and even death in the event of a crash.

"There have not been any accidents," the spokesman told AFP.

Porsche will bolster the anchoring system by installing an additional locking element in order to help the seatbelt mount retain its strength during crashes even with the seat adjusted in the full forward position.

The repair will be free of charge for the owners and the intervention won't take more than 15 minutes.

The Panamera, which in Germany sells for between 75,899 euros ($A109,600) and 135,154 euros ($A195,168) for the Turbo, was launched as Porsche's newest model range alongside the Boxster, the Cayman, 911 and the Cayenne.