The pin of the strut may experience too much stress during maximum steering which can lead to fatigue and, potentially, breakage of the pin.
If the pin fails, it will result in the separation of the strut from the vehicle and compromise front wheel control, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
What to do...
If you own one of the recalled struts, please contact your supplier to arrange to receive a new strut and top mount.
If you have sold the strut or the vehicle in which it is installed, please contact Öhlins Racing to provide the details of the new owner.
Ohlins racing has also contacted the owner of the single affected kit that was supplied into the NZ market.
Sold by Kiwi Suspension Solutions from October 2017
Öhlins Racing AB front suspension struts Part No. POS 5N20 as part of:
Kit Part No. POZ MN02 for
1999 – 2005 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 and 4S, generation 996
2001 – 2006 Porsche 911 Turbo / Turbo S, generation 996
Kit Part No. POZ MN05 for
2005 – 2012 Porsche 991 Carrera 4 and 4S, generation 997
2006 – 2013 Porsche 991 Turbo / Turbo S, generation 997
Replacement product has two distinct markings on of the pin (see image).
Recalled product does not have the two distinct markings.
There is one affected kit on the NZ market and the owner has been contacted by Ohlins racing.