It means you get the part for free. Just have to ask nicely. I got the recall notice via e-mail (from a watchdog service I subscribe to) and confirmed it with the dealer.
The email was titled (Recall '18 Boxster) and had this recall notice "Wj35 voluntary service action". The dealer confirmed it, hence "official".
OK, just FYI, everyone: @Goldtrom subscribes to a service that looks like it alerts him to recall and service bulletins. This is much, much different than receiving a recall email from either Porsche NA or your respective dealers, so don't freak out that you haven't received an email yet about this.See attached image.
These ARE part of a recall campaign.Just ordered and installed. Less than ten seconds each - like snapping a lid on a jar. I think they make sense; the openings appear to be a point of vulnerability. The price is highway robbery; I think these should have been part of a recall / free distribution.
I doubt that as a high volume Porsche car, parts and service vendor that they're getting rich off a half dozen sets of side intake grilles.IMO, it's a pretty deceptive practice by SunCoast Parts to advertise these here, getting users to spend $157 (plus shipping) for them, when they knew fully about this recall.*
The envelope containing my "Porsche Campaign WJ35" notification states:...Also keep in mind that the recall is voluntary...
Just got my notice to install the grills for free.Porsche issued a recall notice for the installation of these grills (I just received my official notice by mail today).*
In any case, if you don't know about the recall, it covers all 2017 - 2019 Boxsters/Caymans.* Recall: Porsche Safety Service Action WJ35 - Retrofitting Additional Protective Grilles for the Air Intakes.
IMO, it's a pretty deceptive practice by SunCoast Parts to advertise these here, getting users to spend $157 (plus shipping) for them, when they knew fully about this recall.*
It's a voluntary recall because owners are not being forced to bring their cars in to have the correction made. (An example of a mandatory recall: Takata airbag replacement.)The envelope containing my "Porsche Campaign WJ35" notification states:
All bold and pretty like that leads me to believe it is not a voluntary recall.
You have to admit our 718s can kind of sound like a Diesel engine.I got my notice in the mail yesterday.
The second page was upside down, and the last sentence was “........we are taking this action to help ensure your continued satisfaction with your Porsche Diesel model.”
I hope they install the grills with more diligence than when they put the recall notice together.
Ha-Ha I didn't notice that before. I did notice that it stated that the installation would take "one to one and a half hours to complete"I got my notice in the mail yesterday.
and the last sentence was “........we are taking this action to help ensure your continued satisfaction with your Porsche Cayenne Diesel model.”