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How long did you have to wait for Bose Amplifier to arrive before taking delivery?

  • No wait (with upgrade to Bose sound system)

    Votes: 17 32.1%
  • Under 1 week

    Votes: 4 7.5%
  • Between 1 - 4 weeks

    Votes: 8 15.1%
  • Between 1 - 2 months

    Votes: 4 7.5%
  • Over 2 months

    Votes: 1 1.9%
  • Still waiting...

    Votes: 9 17.0%
  • Still waiting (over 1 month)

    Votes: 10 18.9%
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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
There is/has been a delay on Bose amplifiers since Sep 2021 with a stop sale campaign attached to affected cars.

From what I collected online, sometimes car wait at the port (so the delay might not be as apparent) but more recently get delivered to the dealership while waiting for amplifier to come in.

My intention of opening this thread is to get a sense of how long people typically wait for the Bose amplifier before taking delivery. Please don't merge with other delivery thread if possible (also not sure if the poll would get deleted if merged)

Personally I have been waiting for over a month with no end in sight and no information/estimated time from the dealership or PCNA (I've actively contacted both). The car is in the showroom and I have signed all purchase papers for the car. My next course of action would be to reach out to people on this page: Contact & Information - Porsche Newsroom USA to hopefully reach some of the higher-ups that might be able to get more information.

Would like to hear people's thoughts as well, in terms of next course of action or maybe I'm overreacting and should just continue to wait with no further action.
 

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The whole thing of parts not available is a head scratcher. My car was built in January and has the amplifier and the electric steering column. It's like there's no rhyme or reason. I think I would force a delivery with a "parts owed" sheet.
 
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The whole thing of parts not available is a head scratcher. My car was built in January and has the amplifier and the electric steering column. It's like there's no rhyme or reason. I think I would force a delivery with a "parts owed" sheet.
Yea I'm going to go to the dealership tomorrow and try the forced delivery again. I would go as far as signing a waiver. Don't have much hope as they mentioned before it's a "safety" concern and they can't release the car. Appreciate your thoughts!
 

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The whole thing of parts not available is a head scratcher. My car was built in January and has the amplifier and the electric steering column. It's like there's no rhyme or reason. I think I would force a delivery with a "parts owed" sheet.
Also since you mentioned this, I went and checked the registration and title website for my state, the car has been processed in the system and is legally registered to me and the financing bank. I guess I legally own the car now so if I want to make a fuss about it they can't really hold the car from me (I think?)
 

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My 911 came with bose. It was held at the port for about five days. Part of me wonders if the cars arrive with certain parts missing and they scramble at the port to decide which one gets what part . The ones that don’t get it are held longer.
 

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My 22 S arrived at my dealer in late december without the amplifer......it arrived four days later. Apparently the amplifier is used for all the warning sounds which is the reason for the stop sale order.
 

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My 22 S came with bose (it was delivered around 4/15). It spent about a week in port but that was mostly the inspection for the SFL Composer mess. Not sure if any missing parts were installed then but when it arrived at the dealer it was complete.
 

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Talked to my SA today. My S was put on a transport yesterday out of Houston for the dealership. ETA still listed as 05/20 but will probably show up sooner than that. He says that there are no holds on my vehicle but he has another car off that ship that has a hold for the Burmeister system.
 

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Seems like I just have the worst luck or the worst dealership lol (the dealership does have couple more Macans in the same situation). Part of me thinks they did something wrong and didn't order the missing part until it's too late which is why I want to take some action rather than just waiting around with no ETA.
 

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The whole thing of parts not available is a head scratcher. My car was built in January and has the amplifier and the electric steering column. It's like there's no rhyme or reason. I think I would force a delivery with a "parts owed" sheet.
They can't do it AFAIK because the amplifier is integral to some of the audible safety warning systems.
 

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If it needs the amp for warnings then I get it.
 

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but not power steering column
Forgive me, I'm only an onlooker to this debacle, but are you the proud owner of a car with absolutely no power assist to the steering and what are the driving characteristics of a Macan without a power steering column? Sounds very 1960's.
 

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what are the driving characteristics of a Macan without a power steering column?
Precisely the same as one with the power column.

The "power" in this instance is not the "power STEERING" but rather the "power ADJUSTMENT".

It's been a feature in most "Luxury SUV" models . . . . recent supply events have prevented Porsche from continuing to equip cars with the feature.

In addition to being a "first world problem" . . . it's likely of far less consequence than some of the commotion would indicate . . . in most cases (I've bought 2 2022 cars . . . and Audi with and a Subaru without) a person adjusts the wheel while sitting at the dealer and never touches it again. That was the case with my 2019 Macan . . . I adjusted it sitting in the showroom at PEC Atlanta and never touched it again.

However . . . there are folks . . . who have a Macan as an only car or have multiple drivers who would benefit from the power adjustment which adjusts the wheel based on a preselected driver selected or which key FOB was used to open the door.

The new car I just got is about 1/2 second quicker that the Macan in the 0-60 times . . perhaps that's a result of not having the weight of those motors.
 
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