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post #151 of 206 Old 04-24-2019, 11:52 AM
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RE: bodyshop. Im seriously wondering the same thing. My particular dealer said they didn't have the right equipment, mine is the first one they've done (gulp) and that they are ordering the equipment for future recalls.
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Really not fun that we have these new cars that now need this kinda fix! Sounds like the dealer is going to fix this during any kind of repair/service whether we want it or not.

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Really not fun that we have these new cars that now need this kinda fix! Sounds like the dealer is going to fix this during any kind of repair/service whether we want it or not.

Almost certainly because Porsche cannot legally sell a car with an identified safety defect. Neither Porsche, the dealer, or the customer has a choice. It is legally not a matter of "whether we want it or not".
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I've got to say in 29 years of car ownership, I've never had to give a car back for now 6 and probably (eventually) 8 business days for work to be done. Maybe I've been lucky? ;-D
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Almost certainly because Porsche cannot legally sell a car with an identified safety defect. Neither Porsche, the dealer, or the customer has a choice. It is legally not a matter of "whether we want it or not".
I understand if we're buying one... but I own one already. I don't want to go in for a minor service call and have them "keep" my car for potentially days.

I know safety is a bigger issue... still sucks.

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hash tag me too...

I'm getting my Cayman GTS tomorrow. Trading my '18 Carrera T for it and $$$

I wanted to order one. I didn't because of this recall. Figured my Aug 15th delivery would be delayed...maybe for months? Also considered a Euro delivery....same deal....Didn't want to wait until next year.

Why? Because I have a near-new Carrera T that's depreciating and isn't the right car for me. It's a TERRIFIC car and I smile when I drive it, but it's not the same sort of evil smile that I get when driving a good Cayman...and the 718GTS is a VERY good Cayman.


So I'll put up with a few wrong options and such to get the thing that feeds my dark side the best.
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My car was built after recall announced and it was delivered 2 weeks early (April 10). I don't think new builds will be delayed.
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I received the "Important Safety Recall" letter yesterday for the AKA3 issue. A couple of key sentences that may be of interest are as follows.
What will we do? Porsche is remedying this issue by having Porsche dealers add rivets to the affected cross member, bringing it into specification, free of charge.
What should you do? Please make contact with your authorized Porsche dealership to schedule a remedy appointment, and to arrange in advance for a Porsche loaner vehicle should you require alternate transportation during the repair period. Affixing additional rivets is expected to take approximately two hours to complete.

Two things I noticed is that (1) the repairs would be performed by the Porsche dealer but I suppose the dealer could still sub the work to a local body shop as noted in a previous post, and (2) the repairs would take approximately two hours to complete. So that would lead me to believe the repairs would be done in-house which could be a good or not-so-goo thing depending on the dealership.

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The recall was announced when my Boxster was east of Morocco while transiting the Atlantic Ocean. To my relief it was repaired at the Port of Jacksonville. I did not find out if all cars in transit from the factory when the recall was announced were repaired at the port of entry or only those that were destined for delivery at the Atlanta PEC. Maybe my relief was misplaced but over 50 years of buying new cars has clearly taught me to avoid dealer service whenever possible due to a high probability of piss poor service quality, little respect for the customer, and a disgusting lack of integrity. My opinion applies equally to Lexus/Toyota, BMW, Mercedes, Mazda, and others. Of course there are refreshing exceptions but that has proven to be rare. This is my first Porsche and except for a truly outstanding saleswoman, the dealer's sales manager and money guy were unfortunately clones of the sleazy dealer characters one has learned to expect to encounter at a dealer so I would just assume avoid their service department too as much as I can. Glad and relieved it was not the dealer that fixed this problem.
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A couple of key sentences that may be of interest are as follows.
... Please make contact with your authorized Porsche dealership to schedule a remedy appointment, and to arrange in advance for a Porsche loaner vehicle should you require alternate transportation during the repair period. Affixing additional rivets is expected to take approximately two hours to complete.
The bolded sentence is telling -- and likely confusing to some. To me, it indicates that the repair will be done on-site and infers strongly that it won't take several business days.

I'm willing to bet that part of the preparation process for this was the training of Porsche service techs to perform the repair on site -- and those that have had it done already had to have their cars repaired offsite because the training, materials acquisition, etc. was not complete.
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