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PORSCHE ANNOUNCES TWO 911 RECALLS

 RENO, Nev., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Porsche Cars North America Inc. (PCNA) has announced two recalls for selected Porsche 911 models.
 A total of 11,346 model year 1989 to 1992 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 and 911 Carrera 4 vehicles manufactured between April 1988 and January 1992 and delivered to U.S. Porsche dealers will be recalled to replace the resistor for the rear heater blower. After reaching normal operating temperatures, a problem can occur within a few minutes after the engine has been turned off. At that time, the rear heater blower may automatically operate to dissipate hear in the heating system. During this operation, the resistor for the rear heater blower can become electrically overloaded due to a binding or seized rear heater blower. The overloaded resistor can create heat sufficient to ignite the plastic air pipe to which it is connected, thus leading to an engine compartment fire. To eliminate the possibility of fire, PCNA will instruct its dealers to install a new resistor containing a circuit breaker.
 Porsche AG discovered the defect during product testing after receiving customer complains of engine compartment fires. PCNA is aware of 12 incidents which may have been caused by the defect.
 A second recall involves a total 1,149 model year 1991 to 1992 Porsche 911 Turbo and model year 1992 and 1993 Porsche 911 America Roadster vehicles manufactured between July 1990 and October 1992 and delivered to U.S. Porsche dealers. These vehicles will be recalled to replace a potentially defective hydraulic brake pressure reduction valve.
 Due to unfavorable tolerances in the hydraulic brake pressure reduction valve, an unacceptable hydraulic throttle effect may occur under braking. This effect delays the rate of hydraulic pressure reduction from the rear wheels. As a consequence, even with the ABS system in operation, the rear wheels could lock up resulting in the potential for an accident. PCNA will instruct its dealers to remedy the defect by installing a modified hydraulic brake pressure reduction valve.
 Porsche AG discovered this defect during routine product testing. PCNA is not aware of any accidents which may have been caused by the defect.
 Porsche 911 America Roadsters manufactured prior to February of 1992 will be covered by both of these recall actions.
 -0- 12/10/93
 /CONTACT: Bob Carlson, general manager, public relations, Porsche, 702-348-3707/


CO: Porsche Cars North America Inc. ST: Nevada IN: AUT SU:

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