I went to Rusnak Pasadena yesterday to pick up my car after being in the shop for nearly 30 days. Unfortunately, they said they were not able to replicate the noise. My car mostly makes the noise while accelerating between 2000 to 5000 rpm on cold start ups. I find it completely ridiculous and unacceptable for a dealer to be in possession of a car for nearly 30 days and not being capable of reproducing a sound I can easily reproduce on almost every cold start up when leaving my house (as shown in my video posted above). Seems like the techs can't follow simple directions since they continuously test drove the car when the engine was warm. On top of it all the dealer has the audacity to tell me that even if they replicate the noise they wouldn't even know how to diagnose and fix the issue unless the issue was so severe and constant that they could easily pin point the exact area the sound is coming from. Porsche cooperate is aware of my unresolved engine beeping issue and I will be further contacting them later today to voice my concerns and to demand a resolution. Clearly a handful of 718's are plagued with this issue!!! As a consumer of a product with a warranty, we are entitled to have a car free of any major defects. Therefore, Porsche must take what ever steps as is necessary to diagnose and fix the engine beeping noise.
Now the icing on cake!!! So I started my car up to leave the dealer, and immediately my car started making a horrific loud engine tapping sound that lasted several minutes. Fortunately the service adviser was there and acknowledged that the tapping was unusual. Upon further inspection I also noticed that the techs had negligently forgot to put back the engine carpeting cover behind the seats. Supposedly my car was inspected by both the manager and lead tech before I went to pick up it up and they both verified it was complete and ready for pickup ??. They must have not been wearing their eye classes at the time of the inspection! On top of all that, my rear truck release button was no longer working. At the end I was forced to leave my car at the dealer and did not take my car home.
JakiChan if I may ask, where are you located? I am in the los angeles area. And have you brought the beeping noise to your local dealers attention?