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Porsche has issued a recall for five vehicles in its 718 Boxster, Cayman and 911 model lines over concerns the side airbags may not deploy properly in the event of an accident.

As a result of what the company is calling a supplier’s manufacturing error, the front side airbags in the affected vehicles could be installed with incorrect detonator units.

If the condition occurs, the airbags may not protect occupants as intended, increasing the risk of injury in a collision. The issue is understood to have no relation to the global Takata airbag recall.

A VIN list for the affected vehicles can be viewed here.

2016 Porsche 911 Cabriolet-94
Above: Porsche 911 Carrera cabriolet, Top: Porsche 718 Cayman

Owners of the recalled sports cars will be contacted via mail or phone, and will be advised as to how to organise the replacement of the front side airbags.

This is the second recall in a week for Porsche, already issuing a notice for 239 of its 718 and 911 models over concerns the screws fastening the fuel collection pipes could come loose.

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