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My 2016 Macan S had a power steering failure, the steering wheel locked and i went off the road and totaled it. Has anyone had this problem or seen this message? “Power steering failed. Increase effort, driving permitted”
If you have please call me. 706-773-5250(US)
 

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Sorry about the car but never heard of this problem. As Grim pointed there have been loss of assistance but I was responding to your comment of the wheel locking, haven’t heard of that happenings.
 

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The battery of my 2015 Porsche Macan S died and I recharged it. After the battery was fully charged, I install it back in to the car. Now the car won't start. Every time I turn the key to start position I will get a message that reads "LOSS OF STEERING SUPPORT. INCREASED PRESSURE. At this point, I don't know what to do. Someone kindly help me. Send me an email to [email protected]. Thanks.
 

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"Loss of Power Steering Support. Increased Pressure" is the message I get when I try to start my 2015 Macan S. The battery had died and I recharged it too full. After recharging the battery, can won't start.
Can some one help me?
 

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Is it possible you meant to state: "Loss of Power Steering Support. Increased Effort"? That would seem more reasonable.

OP - please search the forum to see if your situation has been posted before creating a new thread.


I'm merging this thread with the one created almost 5 years ago.


Good luck!
 

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I would suggest a ECU reset. Completely disconnect the battery negative terminal. Leave it off for 10 minutes. Make sure you battery is up to full charge as your stated. If you let it totally drain it may read 12 volts but not have the cranking power to start the car. After the 10 minutes start car may die after first try. After car starts idle may be rough for a bit.
FYI battery location is in cargo under mat ahead of the spare tire. Access is not easy but you need to disconnect the negative terminal there.
 

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I would suggest a ECU reset. Completely disconnect the battery negative terminal. Leave it off for 10 minutes. Make sure you battery is up to full charge as your stated. If you let it totally drain it may read 12 volts but not have the cranking power to start the car. After the 10 minutes start car may die after first try. After car starts idle may be rough for a bit.
FYI battery location is in cargo under mat ahead of the spare tire. Access is not easy but you need to disconnect the negative terminal there.
He said he had the battery out of the car.
 

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@wwahl didnt catch that. I’m sure the battery was in the car during discharge. I would still try another disconnect now that power has been restored it’s worth a try now that the ECU has seen some voltage after the total drain.
 

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"Loss of Power Steering Support. Increased Pressure" is the message I get when I try to start my 2015 Macan S. The battery had died and I recharged it too full. After recharging the battery, can won't start.
Can some one help me?
Hi, I am living in Calgary and had same issue with 2015 Macan S on 16-Jan-2020 with -35 C temperature. I have faced with the warning "loss of steering support, Increased effort" during the running in the road. I was so panic with extremely risk of my lives. The warranty period is already overdue. I really don't know if I have to pay for this. Please advise. Now i am waiting towing service
 

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Hi everyone,

I just encountered a fault code this morning : Steering support limited, possible to drive as attached below.

any idea what happen ? how to fix ?

Thanks a lot.
232166
 

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updates:

some shitty thing happened last Friday. After work at office parking lot, after starting the macan another message pop up: loss steering support, increase efforts. Then immediately I notice the wheel becoming extremely heavy. Then I was gonna drive a dealer to check it out, at mid way another message pop up: start/stop deactivated. Then I notice the wheel become uncontrollable.

I ended up towing to the dealer... and one of the techs said it might cost 3k $ to fix the steering support module...
anyone has experienced this? I would be dead if I was on the highway driving 70mph.... I wonder if more people have this problem and might file a recall or something. I know some early sq5 Audi has the same problem where Audi replaced the module.
 

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Hi, I am living in Calgary and had same issue with 2015 Macan S on 16-Jan-2020 with -35 C temperature. I have faced with the warning "loss of steering support, Increased effort" during the running in the road. I was so panic with extremely risk of my lives. The warranty period is already overdue. I really don't know if I have to pay for this. Please advise. Now i am waiting towing service
have you solved the issue? I'm having same issue as you do and how much did you get it fixed ?
 

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This appears to be an unusual issue with the Macan.

Glad you made it to the dealer OK.

Merging this thread with another, created in 2015...


Check post #5 - steering column control unit was the root cause for that issue.
 

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I have a similar issue but no warning on the dash. Feels like the power steering isn’t working any more. Taking it to the shop in a few days...
 

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I have a 2019 Macan S. Due to reduced driving resulting from the pandemic combined with an impending move to the east coast from California, I decided to suspend the CA registration to save the $900 and register it in my new state when I moved. The relocation took three months to sort out so the car was largely undriven for three months. I had to reposition it a few times so contractors could do work in the garage and didn't have any issues, until today, the day before the shipper was supposed to collect it for transport east.

I went out to the car to move it to the street to make more room for the movers who were packing and moving my house contents and also get it out of harm's way. The car was completely dead.

I called Porsche roadside assistance and the automated system routed me to a website interface that suggested a few mechanic locations I could take it to. This after I had already indicated the battery was deal.

I called AAA and they had someone at my house within and hour. The battery registered at 7% on his machine so he hooked it up to a charger. The car wouldn't turn over. Some internet research indicated the issue may be the fake key thing. Further research indicated that in order to solve this issue, a side panel of the dash had to be removed to access a tiny tool to unlock the emergency release of the fake key.

Sure enough, once the fake key was replaced with the real key, the car started up. Yay! Problem solved!

Sadly, no. As I tried to pull the car out of my garage, the power steering failure warning came on and I could not move the wheels at all.

I called two different Porsche dealers and was told 1) it was almost certainly rodent damage or 2) it is totally normal for the car to become completely undriveable after a battery discharge situation. I responded that it certainly was not rodent damage and the idea that complete failure was a to be expected result of allowing the battery run down was completely absurd. Nonetheless, I was advised that this would likely not be covered by the warranty.

The car finally arrived at the dealer (I live 60 miles away and did not accompany the car) and a different service person called me and commented "your steering is really hard. This is not a common fault." (no kidding) Then he generously said he would do his best to get it covered by the warranty noting that it's due for regular service anyway. (thanks for the favor).

Given the holiday I will likely not know what's going on until next week. Fortunately, the auto transporter indicated they will just pick the car up from the dealer whenever it's ready for transport to the east coast.

So I got great service from AAA and Reindeer Auto Relocation and Porsche failed at every turn. First, a nearly new car (5k miles) failed (not to mention the absurdity of having to remove a piece of the car to get a small tool to fix a known issue resulting from battery discharge, a not uncommon occurrence), the roadside assistance service failed, and the service technicians at two separate dealers didn't listen to what I was telling them and assumed they knew the answer based on bad assumptions. My old Audi S5 is looking pretty good right now...
 
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