The Porsche 918 Spyder Is Being Recalled For Seat Belt Issues

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It could be worse but "seat belt recall" doesn't read good any way you write it.

The Porsche 918 Spyder is being recalled due to seat belt issues. But before you go worrying that the car's celebrity owners, which include Jerry Seinfeld and YouTuber Salomondrin, are in danger, know that the recall is mostly precautionary. The issue has to do with the original parts catalog for the 918. The catalog mistakenly swapped the location of the screws used to secure the seat belt mounts and the belt reel mounts. Porsche says the screws are one-time use only and are not the same. So far no injuries attributed to the flub have been reported.

Porsche will inspect the screws and replace them as needed. The automaker says it's issuing this recall out of an abundance of caution, which is smart as the last thing it wants to deal with is a faulty seat belt being to blame for an injury in the event of a hard stop or crash. For those keeping track this is the fourth recall of the 918. The first two happened towards the end of 2014, with one concerning only five models. The last one was in May of 2015 and swept up a larger number of US-based 918s (223 in total), with the issue being a radiator fan's electrical wiring harness and the fact that it could be damaged by a carbon fiber component. The only question now is when will recall No. 5 happen and will it be serious or just precautionary?

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