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Crash Test Data for 2018 Porsche

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Service Bulletins for 2018 Porsche

2018 PORSCHE 718 BOXSTER
Bulletin Number: 122-N7L9D-02
Customer Concern: The driver receives an airbag warning in the instrument cluster. Technical Concern: The workshop confirms the customer?s observation along with one or more of the following fault codes: ? 002502: Key-operated switch cir
Bulletin Number: 122-Q4A9M-05
Subject: Air-conditioning control unit (also control panel/switch console) Symptom: Reduced or no cooling air flow from the air conditioning system. Cause: Too much condensation can be produced while cooling the vehicle. The condensation
Bulletin Number: 122-S2H7Q-04
Concern: Production change Information: There was a production change to the airbag system in sports cars (991 II/982) starting in CW22/2017. All Coupe versions now have a curtain style head airbag, as opposed to the head airbag previousl
Bulletin Number: 122-T4Q4V-04
Subject: Rear wheels Information: The rear axle of the affected vehicles was fitted with wheels on which a surface fault can occur on the inside of the wheel due to an error during the production process. If this happens, the surface fau
Bulletin Number: 122-X8H2U-04
Vehicle Type: 718 Boxster, 718 Cayman (982) Concern: Approval status: January 2018
Bulletin Number: 122-Y7X3X-05
Symptom: Coolant is leaking out at the coolant reservoir cap. Cause: The coolant reservoir cap may have been overtightened. The locking lug for the limit stop of the coolant reservoir cap has broken off. Procedure: Replace coolant reserv
2018 PORSCHE 911
Bulletin Number: 122-D2H5N-02
Concern: The GT3 fin accessory kit (part number 99150445581) should NOT be installed on a 2018 911 GT3 (991) Touring during PDI.
Bulletin Number: 122-H3J6T-03
Subject: Symptom: Cause: 911 Carrera/S/4/4S/GTS (991) 911/S/4/4S/GTS Cabriolet (991) 911 Targa 4/4S/GTS (991) 911 Turbo/S Coupe/Cabriolet (991) As of 2017 up to 2018 Rear supporting mount Creaking noise from chassis area at the rea
Bulletin Number: 122-H3M7J-05
Subject: Exhaust system Information: Themonolith in the catalytic converter may be damaged. Remedial Action: To verify catalytic converter damage, both oxygen sensors ? Installation overview of oxygen sensors on engine side, cylinders
Bulletin Number: 122-N7L9D-02
Customer Concern: The driver receives an airbag warning in the instrument cluster. Technical Concern: The workshop confirms the customer?s observation along with one or more of the following fault codes: ? 002502: Key-operated switch cir
Bulletin Number: 122-R8A3S-04
Service Information: The 40 A lightweight lithium-ion starter battery (part number 99161104052) is not approved for the 991-II GT3 from model year 2018 (J) on. Please refer to PET page 902-06. (Figures 1 and 2).
Bulletin Number: 122-S2H7Q-04
Concern: Production change Information: There was a production change to the airbag system in sports cars (991 II/982) starting in CW22/2017. All Coupe versions now have a curtain style head airbag, as opposed to the head airbag previousl
Bulletin Number: 122-V7S2D-04
Concern: Approval status: January 2018 Sizes: Permissible tire and wheel sizes
Bulletin Number: 122-X8U7Y-04
Subject: Sun blind Symptom: Sun blind will not open completely and is creased. Cause: A plastic foam strip on the headliner can shrink as a result of ageing and high fluctuations in temperature and can become detached. The plastic foam
Bulletin Number: 122-Z6Y2F-03
Subject: Coolant pump Information: Due to amanufacturing error, the coolant pump can leak into the vacuum area. The warning "Engine too hot" can also be displayed in the instrument cluster in some cases. In the event of a complaint about
2018 PORSCHE CAYENNE
Bulletin Number: 122-A5L9U-04
Information: Analysis has shown that traces of oil found in the hydraulic pump or tandempump area are not always caused by a Pentosin leak in the pump. In the event of a complaint about traces of oil in the hydraulic pump or tandem pump a
Bulletin Number: 122-A6Z3V-03
Subject: Intake valves and intake ports Information: Carboned-up valves in the engine can be reworked and cleaned using cleaning equipment. If there is a complaint about knocking combustion, e.g. during acceleration at high load, the con
Bulletin Number: 122-B6P3D-03
Symptom: Hard or jerky gear changes. Cause: This is caused by the transition phase when changing from the engaged gear to the target gear. Various components of the powertrain affect the shifting quality. Remedial Action: In the event
Bulletin Number: 122-F4U4P-04
Model Line: Cayenne (92A) Macan (95B) Concerns: AGM starter battery (referred to below simply as ?battery?) Situation: Customer complaints concerning battery-related topics Recurring customer complaints concerning topics relating to bat
Bulletin Number: 122-F6P9L-04
General information: This bulletin contains information about ? technically permissible wheel/tire combinations, ? measures that may be required when changing the wheel/tire combination installed at the factory, ? approved original Por
Bulletin Number: 122-K8M7U-05
Subject: Cayenne S (9YA) As of 2018 Front exhaust pipes Symptom: Buzzing/vibrating noises in the exhaust system area at an engine speed of approx. 1,100 rpm during deceleration. Cause: The exhaust system can expand in an unfavorable dir
2018 PORSCHE MACAN
Bulletin Number: 122-A6Z3V-03
Subject: Intake valves and intake ports Information: Carboned-up valves in the engine can be reworked and cleaned using cleaning equipment. If there is a complaint about knocking combustion, e.g. during acceleration at high load, the con
Bulletin Number: 122-F4U4P-04
Model Line: Cayenne (92A) Macan (95B) Concerns: AGM starter battery (referred to below simply as ?battery?) Situation: Customer complaints concerning battery-related topics Recurring customer complaints concerning topics relating to bat
Bulletin Number: 122-F8U4Z-02
Subject: Air-conditioning control unit (also control panel/switch console) Symptom: When starting the vehicle, an unsuitable air conditioning setting is preset in the rear air-conditioning control unit. Only air conditioning settings fro
Bulletin Number: 122-H5C4J-12
Information: It is possible that a faulty wheel speed sensor can be the root cause of the multiple warnings. Check the fault memory for the following types of faults for one or more wheel speed sensors. * Sensor Fault * Sensor Electrical
Bulletin Number: 122-H7B7W-09
Information: Very small leaks may not be found on a normal inspection. Extra effort to locate these leaks is required.
Bulletin Number: 122-K5X7U-05
Subject: Transfer case and transfer case control unit (all-wheel drive control unit)
Bulletin Number: 122-L7P4X-03
The "transfer case" is designed as an active all-wheel drive system that is dynamically adapted to the respective driving state. Power transmission between the front and rear axle is controlled electronically via the "all-wheel drive ser
Bulletin Number: 122-X2M2D-01
Symptom: Symptom 1: Right headlight has interior condensation. Symptom 2: One or both headlights has/have interior condensation Remedial action 1: The breather hose 95B.941.560.B (without corrugated hose) must be replaced by the breath
2018 PORSCHE MACAN S
Bulletin Number: 122-A6Z3V-03
Subject: Intake valves and intake ports Information: Carboned-up valves in the engine can be reworked and cleaned using cleaning equipment. If there is a complaint about knocking combustion, e.g. during acceleration at high load, the con
Bulletin Number: 122-X4P2F-09
Information: Due to an incorrect parameter set for both control units for PDCC, the PASM control unit can detect non-existent swaying of the chassis under certain driving conditions. As a result, the PDCC system is deactivated and the cha
2018 PORSCHE MACAN TURBO
Bulletin Number: 122-X4P2F-09
Information: Due to an incorrect parameter set for both control units for PDCC, the PASM control unit can detect non-existent swaying of the chassis under certain driving conditions. As a result, the PDCC system is deactivated and the cha
2018 PORSCHE PANAMERA
Bulletin Number: 122-A6Z3V-03
Subject: Intake valves and intake ports Information: Carboned-up valves in the engine can be reworked and cleaned using cleaning equipment. If there is a complaint about knocking combustion, e.g. during acceleration at high load, the con
Bulletin Number: 122-A7E7V-03
Customer Concern: The remote key battery is dead before its expected end of life. Technical Concern: The technician confirms this behavior. Service Information: For vehicles built before 8/19/2017, the key itself is defective and the batt
Bulletin Number: 122-B4P8W-01
Subject: Fastening screw for engine ground cable on front right longitudinalmember Concern: There is a possibility that the fastening screw for the engine ground cable on the front right longitudinalmember may not have been tightened suff
Bulletin Number: 122-B6P3D-03
Symptom: Hard or jerky gear changes. Cause: This is caused by the transition phase when changing from the engaged gear to the target gear. Various components of the powertrain affect the shifting quality. Remedial Action: In the event
Bulletin Number: 122-D2C2G-11
Technical Concern: This failure is the result of faulty message monitoring within the instrument cluster. Because the instrument cluster cannot properly detect and display the current cruise control status, the cruise control does not engag
Bulletin Number: 122-D5Y9E-02
Customer Concern: There are reports of failed Porsche Car Connect (PCC) initializations. Technical Concern: Due to input handling in the VTS software, the Porsche Car Connect initialization fails. The ninth character in the VIN may be an
Bulletin Number: 122-D9R9E-04
This Technical Information is intended as a supplement to the existing information in the event of complaints about data processing or data transfer between the Porsche Diagnostic Key and reader. The list provided here is sorted according
Bulletin Number: 122-E5M8Q-11
Technical Concern: This failure is often accompanied by a long list of instrument cluster faults, including "C11011 - Control unit faulty, watchdog". All reported cases have been at PDI or with very low mileage. Service Information: The re
Bulletin Number: 122-E7C5Z-05
Condition The fuel filler door flap, or the charging door flap is difficult to open or close. Technical Background The tolerance for the flap against the body is too tight.
Bulletin Number: 122-E7X5D-12
Subject: Control unit for Porsche Active SuspensionManagement (PASM) Information: On vehicles with air suspension, the vehicle level can be lowered after the vehicle has been idle for a long time. At temperatures below 5░ F (-15░ C), this
Bulletin Number: 122-G2H3D-02
Concern: Incorrect Model Year (MY) coding in Gateway prevents programming Information: During software updates, it is possible for the Gateway to store an incorrect MY. If this happens, the vehicle will function as normal until the next a
Bulletin Number: 122-G6X5S-04
Subject: Control unit for high-voltage charger Information: Due to a software error, there is a possibility that the control unit for the high-voltage charger will not switch to energy-savingmode after the vehicle is stopped in the event
Bulletin Number: 122-H3T9C-02
Concern: Abrupt, ?Harsh? Gear Shift Changes, particularly in first and second gears Information: Rough gear changes with unmatched engine and transmission revs can be attributed to an unadapted PDK. Transmission performance issues charact
Bulletin Number: 122-H7B7W-09
Information: Very small leaks may not be found on a normal inspection. Extra effort to locate these leaks is required.
Bulletin Number: 122-L4R6B-12
Technical Concern: Due to input handling in the VTS software, the Porsche Car Connect initialization fails. The ninth character in the VIN may be an "X" (e.g. WP0AF2A7XHL123456). However, the system sees this "X" character as invalid and do
Bulletin Number: 122-L6U2W-04
Subject: Plug socket (230 V/100 V/110 V) Symptom: AC plug socket (230 V/100 V/110 V) does not work. Cause: The bit for "Plug socket switch-off" may be set unnecessarily in the gateway control unit.
Bulletin Number: 122-M7G3R-05
Information: The 48-volt system on the affected vehicles can fail when the ignition is switched on due to incorrect initialization. As a result, the electronic anti-roll stabilization system (eAWS) of Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDC
Bulletin Number: 122-R3R8W-12
Technical Concern: The technician confirms the customer's observation and also notes fault code P305400 stored in the DME.
Bulletin Number: 122-R6Y8J-05
Condition The customer experiences an interruption in Apple CarPlay service after selecting the reverse gear. In other words, after the PCM screen displays the reverse camera, the PCM screen will not display Apple CarPlay until the user re
Bulletin Number: 122-T5A2Z-05
Condition The remote key battery is discharged before it?s expected. Technical Background A manufacturing defect damages the key and causes the key battery to discharge prematurely. This damage cannot be repaired.
Bulletin Number: 122-W3K7N-04
Subject: Wiper arm on rear wiper Situation: There is a possibility that the affected vehicles were fitted with a rear wiper on which there is a crack on the cone of the wiper arm due to amanufacturing error. This can cause the cone to br
Bulletin Number: 122-W6Z8L-08
Concern: Abrupt, ?Harsh? Gear Shift Changes, particularly in first and second gears Information: Rough gear changes with unmatched engine and transmission revs can be attributed to an unadapted PDK.
Bulletin Number: 122-Y3W6C-02
Subject: Gap between rear spoiler and roof Information: There is a possibility that the gap dimension fromthe rear spoiler to the roof does not comply with specifications on the affected vehicles. Customers may regard this as a visual de
Bulletin Number: 122-Y8S5J-08
Subject: Wire harness for PASMvalve unit Information: The wire harness for the PASM valve unit is not routed correctly in the area around the heat protection panels for the valve unit on the affected vehicles. Due to relative movements w

 

Recalls for 2018 Porsche

2018 PORSCHE MACAN
NHTSA Campaign ID:ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Manufacturer:Porsche Cars North America, Inc.
Manufacture Dates:01/22/2018 - 01/22/2018
Potential Units Affected:3

Defect Description:

Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (Porsche) is recalling certain 2018 Porsche Macan S and Macan vehicles. These vehicles have a control unit that may fail and prevent safety-related functions such as driver display alerts and possibly impair drivability and post-crash functions.

Consequence:

Failure of the control unit may increase the risk of a crash.

Action:

Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected control unit, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243. Porsche's number for this recall is AJ05.
2018 PORSCHE MACAN S
NHTSA Campaign ID:ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Manufacturer:Porsche Cars North America, Inc.
Manufacture Dates:01/22/2018 - 01/22/2018
Potential Units Affected:3

Defect Description:

Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (Porsche) is recalling certain 2018 Porsche Macan S and Macan vehicles. These vehicles have a control unit that may fail and prevent safety-related functions such as driver display alerts and possibly impair drivability and post-crash functions.

Consequence:

Failure of the control unit may increase the risk of a crash.

Action:

Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected control unit, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243. Porsche's number for this recall is AJ05.