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Hello! I'm new to this forum and wanted to seek out any advice/comments/experiences from other members on a recent issue I encountered with my 2017 Cayman.

I recently experienced a fault code that appeared on my display. The message read, "Possible R gear fault Driving permitted". (See attached pic) I also noticed that the vehicle would skip 2nd gear. I don't know if it would skip any other gears as I drove slow and never got higher than 3rd gear. I pulled over within about 1-2 minutes after seeing this message. After stopping, putting the car into Park, and turning the car off, I did not have the fault code showing anymore when I started the car back up. I drove home (20 miles, 30 minutes) with no issues.

Anyone else experience this issue? If so, what was your finding? Thanks in advance!
 

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Hello! I'm new to this forum and wanted to seek out any advice/comments/experiences from other members on a recent issue I encountered with my 2017 Cayman.

I recently experienced a fault code that appeared on my display. The message read, "Possible R gear fault Driving permitted". (See attached pic) I also noticed that the vehicle would skip 2nd gear. I don't know if it would skip any other gears as I drove slow and never got higher than 3rd gear. I pulled over within about 1-2 minutes after seeing this message. After stopping, putting the car into Park, and turning the car off, I did not have the fault code showing anymore when I started the car back up. I drove home (20 miles, 30 minutes) with no issues.

Anyone else experience this issue? If so, what was your finding? Thanks in advance!
Can't tell from your picture; is she a PDK? Nevermind, you did say she is skipping 2nd gear.
 

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Hello! I'm new to this forum and wanted to seek out any advice/comments/experiences from other members on a recent issue I encountered with my 2017 Cayman.

I recently experienced a fault code that appeared on my display. The message read, "Possible R gear fault Driving permitted". (See attached pic) I also noticed that the vehicle would skip 2nd gear. I don't know if it would skip any other gears as I drove slow and never got higher than 3rd gear. I pulled over within about 1-2 minutes after seeing this message. After stopping, putting the car into Park, and turning the car off, I did not have the fault code showing anymore when I started the car back up. I drove home (20 miles, 30 minutes) with no issues.

Anyone else experience this issue? If so, what was your finding? Thanks in advance!
I'm wondering what the outcome with this was. The same thing just happened to my 3 month old PDK 2019 Cayman S. The warning read the same and it was stuck in 2nd gear. When I restarted it after 30 minutes it was fine. The car is at the dealer and
Hello! I'm new to this forum and wanted to seek out any advice/comments/experiences from other members on a recent issue I encountered with my 2017 Cayman.

I recently experienced a fault code that appeared on my display. The message read, "Possible R gear fault Driving permitted". (See attached pic) I also noticed that the vehicle would skip 2nd gear. I don't know if it would skip any other gears as I drove slow and never got higher than 3rd gear. I pulled over within about 1-2 minutes after seeing this message. After stopping, putting the car into Park, and turning the car off, I did not have the fault code showing anymore when I started the car back up. I drove home (20 miles, 30 minutes) with no issues.

Anyone else experience this issue? If so, what was your finding? Thanks in advance!
 

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Had the same thing happen on Friday. 2018 Cayman 12k miles. Car is at dealership this morning. Was coming to a stop at traffic light, in manual mode, was already in 2nd, then warning came on and stuck in 2nd until I parked and restarted.
 

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Computers!???
90%+ of computer issues resolve with a re-start.?
If it keeps coming back then a dealer trip is indicated.
 

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I was playing with putting the car in Neutral with the paddles (pull both paddles simultaneously while in M and the PDK goes to neutral, CAUTION: the selector lever doesn't).

Second time I did it, the car stayed in N and did not respond to the paddles.:eek:

Took the selector lever from M back to Auto and everything returned. Putting in back to M behaved normally, although I didn't try the Neutral stunt again...:LOL:
 

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Had the same thing happen on Friday. 2018 Cayman 12k miles. Car is at dealership this morning. Was coming to a stop at traffic light, in manual mode, was already in 2nd, then warning came on and stuck in 2nd until I parked and restarted.
Dealer found no faults. ?‍♂ And now that cool weather has finally arrived in Texas more drive time to see if it happens again?
 

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I was playing with putting the car in Neutral with the paddles (pull both paddles simultaneously while in M and the PDK goes to neutral, CAUTION: the selector lever doesn't).

Second time I did it, the car stayed in N and did not respond to the paddles.:eek:

Took the selector lever from M back to Auto and everything returned. Putting in back to M behaved normally, although I didn't try the Neutral stunt again...:LOL:
That's too funny ?. One brave soul
 

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Anyone else experience this issue? If so, what was your finding? Thanks in advance!

I have a 2018 Macan GTS. I got this warning message on the 3rd day of ownership. Car went back to dealer. That was 18 months ago and the problem has happened EIGHT times since, and for the last 6 months when the warning comes up the car either refuses to take odd number gears – so sticks in second til the engine is screaming then changes up to 4th – or it sticks in 2nd and won't change. I last got it back from the dealer 10 days ago and it's happened TWICE since. I want a new car. End of. Shame as the Macan GTS is a fantastic car. Obviously there's a fundamental problem with this PDK gearbox. Incidentally, when last in for this I asked dealer for an extended warranty and they refused. I'm going to be having a very lively conversation with them tomorrow. And don't get me wrong – I LOVE my Porsches!
 

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I'm pretty sure the Macan uses the VW/Audi DSG dual clutch. It doesn't use the "real" PDK like the sports cars do. I know that doesn't help much but it might help out googling around. Hope you get it fixed!
 

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Thanks Fazed. That would explain a lot. Online I only see this problem with Macans and 718s so you could well be right. My strategy is to complain like **** at the dealer then try and negotiate a deal on a new Cayenne S Coupé. I'll let you know.

And Merry Christmas!
 

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Hello! I'm new to this forum and wanted to seek out any advice/comments/experiences from other members on a recent issue I encountered with my 2017 Cayman.

I recently experienced a fault code that appeared on my display. The message read, "Possible R gear fault Driving permitted". (See attached pic) I also noticed that the vehicle would skip 2nd gear. I don't know if it would skip any other gears as I drove slow and never got higher than 3rd gear. I pulled over within about 1-2 minutes after seeing this message. After stopping, putting the car into Park, and turning the car off, I did not have the fault code showing anymore when I started the car back up. I drove home (20 miles, 30 minutes) with no issues.

Anyone else experience this issue? If so, what was your finding? Thanks in advance!
I did on May 27 and 28-2020. I called the dealer and scheduled an appointment. I will update with the results.
 

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New (soon to be) 718 owner, I can’t speak for the Cayman/Boxster, but this just happened on my 2017 Macan S with 32,000 miles. I’m still 8k short and 6 months away from the 4 year, 40k service where they do work on the PDK, but just this weekend I was a wash of Christmas tree lights of errors. ECU Fault, Check Engine, R not possible and a super rough idle. (I thought there was an earthquake!) I was in limp home mode, thankfully 500 yards from my home. I managed to get the car to the dealer yesterday and the SA mentioned that it’s either software, (in my case probably not) or possibly the PDK itself. I’ve seen other posts (if you look at the Macan forums) of people getting new PDK’s, new Mechtronic units, and everything in between. One person has said they needed new spark plugs and that resolved the issue! Thankfully my car is still under warranty (barely!) and I am currently in a 718 Cayman loaner, EXACTLY the spec that I ordered that should be arriving any day now.

So at least my garage will be double Cayman for the July 4th holiday. One in GT Silver (loaner) and one in Agate!
 

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I am at 16000 miles. I got that notice once. It wouldn't shift up or down, just stayed on 2nd or 3rd, whatever gear it was in. I pulled over immediately, turned off the engine, turned it back on and all was okay. It has not recurred. I don't know what I did but I may have been working the paddles. I'm a clutz at using them, spent too much of my life rowing a shift know and pushing real clutch pedals. It was obviously an electrical event, a random bogus signal from one side of a computer's brain to another.
 
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