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post #1 of 66 Old 07-26-2017, 03:32 AM Thread Starter
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Manual 718 Cayman S - 3rd Gear Gone

Strangest thing happened yesterday - lost 3rd gear on my manual 718 Cayman S - 3rd gear has the same effect as neutral - Dash says 3rd, but when the clutch is released no gear is engaged. I could roll to a stop, go to neutral, back to 3rd, release the clutch at 0 mph and the car will not stall. The car is in the emergency room and Porsche has been great so far - They've taken the car on 25 min notice and immediately started looking into it. 20 years of driving nothing but manual and i've never had that happen before...

Any record of this happening to anyone else?
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post #2 of 66 Old 07-26-2017, 06:44 AM
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Interesting, similar effect that a lot of GT4 owner had after track use.

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My 718 Cayman is also manual but i have no problems with the gearbox...

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Sorry to hear about what happened to you. I also have a 718 Cayman S manual. Now going on 6k miles and no issues at all. Let us know what Porsche finds out--- hopefully you'll have your 718 back home soon!
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Keep us posted.

How many miles does your car have?

I have a manual Cayman S with 2200 miles. So far, no problems.

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5000 miles, I got delivery in December. They gave me a white Cayenne S with an "organ red" interior. I feel like I'm sitting on the 3rd floor.

Still no updates, just that they haven't found the problem yet - I went to pick up my parking transponder yesterday and they had the car raised, the computers hooked up, and about 5 people working on it. They are apparently liaising with the technical team in Germany and can't open the gearbox here (Dubai). They mentioned that they might have to swap it...in any case it's home to Toronto for me for 2 weeks, so looks they'll be keeping her a while.

Even if they swap the gearbox, i'll ask Porsche to explain the issue - I assumed it was a shifter cable snapping but i imagine that they would have found the problem by now if it was that simple. I'll keep you guys posted.
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post #7 of 66 Old 07-27-2017, 04:43 AM Thread Starter
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Update #2

So it's not the cables, not the software as they've installed the updates with no result - there's also no metallic residue in the transmission oil, nor is there any grinding noise out of the transmission which also means that the internals of the gearbox should be completely intact.

One thing that i find unacceptable though is that the cars undergoing service/repairs are often parked outside in blistering Dubai summer heat and humidity (although the parking is shaded). I found out that that's where they were intending on occasionally keeping my car during the next 2 weeks given that I'll be in Canada. My parking spot at home is underground and temp controlled and that's where the car would have been kept. This is a 2017 model that I've purchased brand new and that now has a defect - I should not have to worry about how a car that I've ordered from direct the factory is treated while in Porsche's own possession. This hurts my perception of the brand.

I did get annoyed and they promised me that they would make sure car is kept indoors, but how can i verify that simple
fact while overseas? I am beginning to get annoyed with this whole issue...

Does anyone from Porsche Public Realations monitor these chats?
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Does anyone from Porsche Public Realations monitor these chats?
I doubt it. If you want corporate Porsche involved I suspect you'd have to involve them yourself. Good luck.

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5000 miles, I got delivery in December. They gave me a white Cayenne S with an "organ red" interior. I feel like I'm sitting on the 3rd floor.

Still no updates, just that they haven't found the problem yet - I went to pick up my parking transponder yesterday and they had the car raised, the computers hooked up, and about 5 people working on it. They are apparently liaising with the technical team in Germany and can't open the gearbox here (Dubai). They mentioned that they might have to swap it...in any case it's home to Toronto for me for 2 weeks, so looks they'll be keeping her a while.

Even if they swap the gearbox, i'll ask Porsche to explain the issue - I assumed it was a shifter cable snapping but i imagine that they would have found the problem by now if it was that simple. I'll keep you guys posted.
My own experience with transmission problems in new cars would lead me to believe that they'll just replace the whole transmission and be done with it. Hopefully, you'll forget this painful experience in a few months of pleasurable driving.
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post #10 of 66 Old 07-28-2017, 05:34 AM
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I am pretty surprised that the Porsche Center thought they can fix the gone 3rd gear with a software update....
In the end, you will get a new transmission.

I think it's the same problem as with a lot of GT4s
https://rennlist.com/forums/gt4/9543...n-failure.html
https://rennlist.com/forums/gt4/9614...-database.html
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