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Old 04-13-2007, 10:30 AM   #1
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According to What Car?, Porsche isn't immune to the recall woes that normally plague much larger automakers. The article states that 43 911 GT3s and their harder-core RS siblings are suffering from faulty seatbelts. The optional six-point belt's unlocking mechanism apparently won't come loose, causing concerns that if a crash were to take place, the occupants wouldn't be able to escape the vehicle without the belts being cut.

Porsche will be contacting the owners of said 911s to arrange a date for inspection. Unfortunately, the website What Car? referred to for further information, the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA), didn't have any details about what specific models were affected and in what part of the world the vehicles were sold. As soon as we get more information, we'll update this post.
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Old 04-13-2007, 10:32 AM   #2
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Dude, we have a non-Subaru News and Rumors. You better not be cross-posting this stuff.
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Old 04-13-2007, 10:33 AM   #3
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Geez, I just picked mine up and now I have to return it?! Porsche makes such pieces of crap. This is the last straw. I'm turning it in for an F430.
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Old 04-13-2007, 10:35 AM   #4
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Geez, I just picked mine up and now I have to return it?! Porsche makes such pieces of crap. This is the last straw. I'm turning it in for an F430.
just get a Veyron like I did. you'll be better off.
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Old 04-13-2007, 10:38 AM   #5
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6 point harnesses aren't standard. and it hasnt shown up on my campaign listings yet - I just looked and all I see is how to install the 6point harnesses

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WM 01 Fitting six-point seat belt – GT3
- Tightening torques
The six-point seat belt is not fitted for the Club Sport equipment when the vehicle is delivered.
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Six-point seat belts are intended only for competitive use.
Three-point belts must be fastened when driving on public roads.
The legally permissible procedure must be queried with the relevant national importer.
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Old 04-13-2007, 10:53 AM   #6
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Good thing I went with the WRX over the GT3
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Old 04-13-2007, 11:03 AM   #7
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Damnit, that means I'm going to have to drive my stupid Lamborghini Gay-ardo during downtime.
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Old 04-13-2007, 11:14 AM   #8
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I'd love to post on this but I've been trapped in my GT3 since Monday.
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Old 04-13-2007, 11:19 AM   #9
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I'd love to post on this but I've been trapped in my GT3 since Monday.
lol touché
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Old 04-13-2007, 12:06 PM   #10
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I can think of worse things than being trapped in Porsche 911 GT3. Post crash would kinda suck though.

We had a car accident this week where it rolled and then caught fire, we had one occupant trapped inside. The driver needs to go buy a lottery ticket, we happened to be doing our weekly training a half mile away and had all of the truck out and all of our gear on. If we'd have gotten there a minute later, she'd have had it. Her feet were burned but we got her out. If it had been any other night, she wouldn't have made it.
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Old 04-13-2007, 12:08 PM   #11
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So, this could explain why that girl in California didn't make it.
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Old 04-13-2007, 12:10 PM   #12
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So, this could explain why that girl in California didn't make it.
IIRC that was a 996 C4S

we're talking 997 GT3's with 6point harnesses installed
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Old 04-13-2007, 12:11 PM   #13
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So, this could explain why that girl in California didn't make it.
That was more of the concrete wall didnt release.


Yeah it might have faulty seatbelts...but how is it in the snow or ice...!
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Old 04-13-2007, 12:13 PM   #14
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IIRC that was a 996 C4S

we're talking 997 GT3's with 6point harnesses installed
I was sort of making a bad joke.

I fail.
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Old 04-13-2007, 12:19 PM   #15
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I firmly believe that all cars should come with a fire extinguisher. They are all of $10 on sale at home depot, and in an emergency it could save lives/car. It could also save someone elses life/car.

Seriously, these are giant metal boxes going fast and being powered by controlled EXPLOSIONS with a box of liquid bomb under the car feeding it.

But holy ****...it better have enough cup holders!
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Old 04-13-2007, 12:23 PM   #16
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I firmly believe that all cars should come with a fire extinguisher. They are all of $10 on sale at home depot, and in an emergency it could save lives/car. It could also save someone elses life/car.

Seriously, these are giant metal boxes going fast and being powered by controlled EXPLOSIONS with a box of liquid bomb under the car feeding it.

But holy ****...it better have enough cup holders!
Ironically enough GT3's do come with them

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Old 04-13-2007, 12:23 PM   #17
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i heard the New Jersey Governor was in a GT when he got into the accident yesterday... sad sad..
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Old 04-13-2007, 12:41 PM   #18
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yah, but the Gov., knowing the seat belts were faulty, chose not to belt up.......probably saved his life.
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Old 04-13-2007, 12:48 PM   #19
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I firmly believe that all cars should come with a fire extinguisher. They are all of $10 on sale at home depot, and in an emergency it could save lives/car. It could also save someone elses life/car.

Seriously, these are giant metal boxes going fast and being powered by controlled EXPLOSIONS with a box of liquid bomb under the car feeding it.

But holy ****...it better have enough cup holders!
I'm a firm believer in it too, but in my particular case the officers who got there before we did emptied theirs and still didn't knock it down. And she was in no shape to try and use one inside the car. Sometimes you bite the bear, sometimes the bear bites you.

On a related note, magnesium steering columns are spectacular when you hit them with water when they're burning. Boom!
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Old 04-13-2007, 12:53 PM   #20
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Ironically enough GT3's do come with them
But your defective harness locks you in and you can't reach down to grab it. BRILLIANT!

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Old 04-13-2007, 12:54 PM   #21
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Good thing I went with the WRX over the GT3
yup, much more reliable and fun to drive!!!

when its not in the shop for the tranny
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But your defective harness locks you in and you can't reach down to grab it. BRILLIANT!

I havent seen any PCNA confirmation of the recall, and from above it only applies to 6point harnesses which arent installed by the factory - they're installed at the dealer by their techs.

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I figured. I was just being stupid
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