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Recently purchased a 2017 Macan S and took it to the dealership for some software update (they couldn't even tell me what it was for but they performed it for free out of warranty) - when there I had them print out the service records and noticed the previous owner had it in for the transfer case looks like they charged him $341 for a friction additive and it stated that it would likely need to be replaced. When I asked my SA about it she said they had recently extended the warranty on transfer cases and not to worry, they ended up dropping of a new 2020 cayenne taking the Macan in swapping it for free and dropping it back off the next day.

I also had the bolts replaced on the timing cover but I will post that info in the oil leak thread that still appears to be active.
" bolts replaced on the timing cover" What do you mean. Was the motor removed, or not?
 

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Yup I know...bolts replaced is accurate. I posted the info in the below thread...

 

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Chalk up another transfer case replacement.
The work was done on Wednesday, but after playing phone-tag with service, I just picked it up this morning (Friday).
Runs like a champ. Part number ends with "AX" -- I have just under 23k miles on my 2017
(Edit to report that I had a 2020 Cayenne loaner: felt like I was driving the Queen Mary--waaaay to big for my purposes, but the interior was quite comfy)
 
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Chalk up another transfer case replacement.
The work was done on Wednesday, but after playing phone-tag with service, I just picked it up this morning (Friday).
Runs like a champ. Part number ends with "AX" -- I have just under 23k miles on my 2017
(Edit to report that I had a 2020 Cayenne loaner: felt like I was driving the Queen Mary--waaaay to big for my purposes, but the interior was quite comfy)
Which dealer did you go to in FL?
 

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The following is a list of replaced, per the author, transfer cases. Given that probably few owners frequent auto forums compared to the full number of owners, this warrants documentation. Please add any new replacements to the thread and I will update the first post or correct it if I got it wrong. Thanks

8/2/16 Rubbing sounds and feel as your driving? - Rennlist - Porsche Discussion Forums
12/28/16 Transfer Box Replacement - Porsche Macan Forums
1/10/17 Transfer Box Replacement - Page 2 - Porsche Macan Forums
1/23/17 Transfer Box Replacement - Page 2 - Porsche Macan Forums
1/25/17 Transfer Box Replacement - Page 4 - Porsche Macan Forums (Reference to Pistonheads out of warranty repair £2500 )
2/8/17 Transfer Box Replacement - Page 7 - Porsche Macan Forums
2/8/17 Transfer Box Replacement - Page 7 - Porsche Macan Forums
4/10/17 Transfer Box Replacement - Page 10 - Porsche Macan Forums

6/7/17

(Same symptoms, not verified)

Additional:2016 Macan S Blown Transfer Case - Rennlist - Porsche Discussion Forums

Transfer Box Replacement - Page 12 - Porsche Macan Forums
Transfer Box Replacement - Page 13 - Porsche Macan Forums
Transfer Box Replacement - Page 13 - Porsche Macan Forums

Transfer Box Replacement - Page 15 - Porsche Macan Forums
Transfer Box Replacement - Page 15 - Porsche Macan Forums
Transfer Box Replacement - Page 15 - Porsche Macan Forums

Transfer Box Replacement - Page 20 - Porsche Macan Forums
Transfer Box Replacement - Page 21 - Porsche Macan Forums
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Is my First Porsche a Mistake - Porsche Macan Forums

10/31/15 @sealbeach1 Tranfer case
11/18/15 @FL Medic Tranfer case
1/23/16 @keninblaine Tranfer case
9/13/16 @Boxtah Tranfer case
9/14/16 @jreimann Tranfer case
9/14/16 @John5757 Tranfer case
9/22/16 @MacanakeyTranfer case
9/25/16 @astro007 Tranfer case
9/28/16 @Oli_macan Tranfer case
10/14/16 @paulc_28 Transfer case fault
10/18/16 @TomS Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty
12/8/16 @jfl007 Transfer case fault
12/8/16 @Sandpebble Transfer case fault
12/28/16 @nmolligo Transfer case fault
1/7/17 @scottwaldrup Tranfer case
1/20/17 @Louie Zoi Tranfer case
2/15/17 @Malcolm Tranfer case
2/22/17 @peterlovesbeer Tranfer case
3/3/17 @FBarrientos Tranfer case
4/11/17 @mm4879 Tranfer case
4/26/17 @Stoofpilot Bad Transfer Case
5/14/17 @pascal Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty

Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty (external reference to UK)

6/4/17 Transmission: Macan diesel | Porsche Forum from Porsche Club GB (suspected transfer case)
6/3/17 @993 Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty
6/6/17 @Kurosh Tranfer case
6/6/17 2016 Macan S Blown Transfer Case - Rennlist - Porsche Discussion Forums
6/21/17 @Byakko Transmission slipping, maybe?
6/22/17 @SomeBeach Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty
8/17/17 @txtommy 17,400 Replaced Macan Transfer Cases
9/14/17 @BRMACANGTS Transfer case blown
1/22/18 @red67 2015 Turbo...Dreaded Transfer case issue!
2/11/18 @mumbo Replaced Macan Transfer Cases
2/14/18 @notmac1 Replaced Macan Transfer Cases
2/14/18 @jasp Replaced Macan Transfer Cases
2/27/18 @Gradex Tranfer case
3/13/18 @SCbarber Trip to the dealer
4/4/18 @JMS Replaced Macan Transfer Cases
4/4/18 @thelaw_thechef Replaced Macan Transfer Cases
5/3/18 @Oldtimer Replaced Macan Transfer Cases
5/6/18 @Digs Replaced Macan Transfer Cases
5/7/18 @Hetchins https://www.macanforum.com/forum/co...ied-about-macans-reliability.html#post2436528
5/14/18 @atwnsw Replaced Macan Transfer Cases
5/15/18 @Kuangmao Noise under the car when accelerating
6/13/18 @Finerthings Replaced Macan Transfer Cases
6/25/18 @Macanuck Replaced Macan Transfer Cases
6/25/18 @CloseEncounters Replaced Macan Transfer Cases
7/13/18 @Matt Garrett Replaced Macan Transfer Cases
7/14/18 @Pulpo Replaced Macan Transfer Cases
7/28/18 @iconn Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty
7/31/18 @asmaz Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty
9/10/18 @bluesmurf Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty
9/10/18 @Fast_Eddie Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty
9/13/18 @beautsh Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty
9/17/18 @vince217 Transfer Case Replaced, Base vs S
9/30/18 @doctorbossman Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty
10/1/18 @windblow Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty
10/4/18 @Keitho8567 Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty
10/10/18 @Skutch Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty
10/18/18 @FSP Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty
10/24/18 @kellf190 Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty
11/6/18 @afos88 Dealer replaced my transfer case at 32.5K miles
12/4/18 @thisisyourlife Tranfer case
1/14/19 @Bert Tranfer case
1/28/19 @ogie 16 macan s Transfer case replacement.
2/2/19 @HRM Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty
2/4/19 @kennethjk Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty
2/8/19 @Catapult Bad Transfer Case
2/16/1 @KC$$$ Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty
2/19/19 @vroom TWICE Quality of German Cars
2/20/19 @Kannassee Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty
2/26/19 @pma23 Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty
2/28/19 @ritchwell Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty
3/5/19 Cautionary Tale of Oil Leak (timing cover) - Rennlist - Porsche Discussion Forums
3/6/19 @Nabil Enayet Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty
3/7/19 @jcv Transfer Cases
3/7/19 @Restor8 Transfer case or Cobb tune issue?
3/8/19 @Novapdg Tranfer case
3/13/19 @hamstur Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty
3/18/19 @Rickz 16 macan s Transfer case replacement.
3/19/19 @hamstur Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty
3/19/19 @Mags Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty
3/22/19 @pshrosbree Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty
3/23/19 @vandit Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty
3/31/10 @Observer Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty
4/23/19 @Chris M. 44,000 Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty
4/24/19 ww.macanforum.com/forum/complaints/87514-tranfer-case-5.html#post2524597
5/9/19 @ottobon100 33,032 Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty
5/11/19 @loopless 26,000 Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty
5/17/19 @velvel 21,500 Tranfer case
6/3/19 @WolverineMacan 50,500 Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty
6/3/19 @anthonyd 38,200 Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty
6/6/19 @vancouver-porsche-matt, 33,000 Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty
6/30/19 @blackonblackGTS, 9,000 Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty
7/2/19 @Teddis, 10,200 Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty
7/11/19 @nicholbw, 28,406 Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty
7/24/19 @Cornerhard 15,500 Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty
7/26/19 @rellis47 32,000 Tranfer case
8/8/19 @gregdhayes 48,000 16 macan s Transfer case replacement.
8/8/19 @Raytbo 18,000 How many members DID NOT have transfer case or timing chain cover problems?
8/8/19 @Knute000 18,000 How many members DID NOT have transfer case or timing chain cover problems?
8/14/19 @dsddcd 35,600 Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty
8/14/19 @ncmacan 51,000 Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty
8/14/19 @Reuben Boyd 40,000 Oil leak anyone?
8/16/19 @santastico 36,000 Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty
8/22/19 @drawz 36,000 Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty
9/14/19 @petra 28,000
9/24/10 @JayKay999 Transfer case issue?
9/28/19 @elveez 62,000 Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty
9/28/19 @Jp911 26,500 Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty
10/1/19 @Diz420 25,800 Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty
10/8/19 @mac997 32,000 Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty
10/23/19 @txtommy 31,000 Replaced Macan Transfer Cases
10/25/19 @Drruddick 51,000 Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty
11/1/19 @hclax24 55,700 Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty
11/6/19 @Deborah 29,000 Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty
11/29/19 @LG&LGMacanS 40,000? 40,000 mile checklist items.....whats this??????
1/5/20 @tecdoc, 42,000, Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty
1/6/20 @Adrian Alleyne, 21,000 Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty
1/11/20 The_Squire 53,000 Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty
1/18/20 @Jellybean 13,500 Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty
2/3/20 @Pro RMK 800 24,000 Porsche Macan Recalls & Warranty
2/13/20 @Rican 47,500 Transfer Cases
2/14/20 @parvo99 Transfer Cases 46,000
3/7/20 @gradyex 21,000 SECOND TIME, Transfer Cases
3/9/20 @hisnhersmacan 34,000 Transfer Cases
3/19/20 @Marc 24,600 Transfer Cases
3/25/20 @arnieosp 24,000 Transfer Cases
4/12/20 @dnagrl 20,000 Transfer Cases
4/12/20 @meoconnor 54,000 Transfer Cases
4/27/20 @JKRYAN 25,800 Transfer Cases
4/28/20 @Boomshakalaka 15,800 Transfer Cases



Non-scientific chart. Not everyone gave mileage. At least one mistake in here. Some people have had multiple transfer cases done. I doubt I caught everything and I'm sure I made mistakes. Expect this chart to not be totally accurate but its what I could figure out. Chart to be updated.

1/1/20

Please add me to the list. I replaced my transfer case on my 2015 Macan S in 2018 and it is starting to fail again. Porsche extended the warranty by seven years but we will still own cars with defective drivetrains and be subject to continuously be burdened by their poor engineering. Reach out if more info needed [email protected]
 

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Can can anyone confirm this extended warranty is also valid in Canada? My 2015 Macan is shuddering when accelerating from a stop.

I have contacted the dealer, and not heard anything back!
 

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Even if it is not valid in Canada, don't forget to see if you can force Porsche to repair under your country/region's consumer laws. The fact that Porsche has acknowledged the fault and already offered remedy to US consumers should place you in a pretty good position if you are supported by such laws.
 

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Thank you, I will look into this. Hoping more Canadian members have had this done and can share their experience, whichever way they went about it.
 

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I confirm I have it on my 2016 macan s with only 26k km. On cold weather, still with summer tires it acts really bad when backing up out of the parking lot with wheels turned.
Warranty is valid in Romania as well. I am scheduled next friday for check/repair.
 

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I confirm I have it on my 2016 macan s with only 26k km. On cold weather, still with summer tires it acts really bad when backing up out of the parking lot with wheels turned.
Warranty is valid in Romania as well. I am scheduled next friday for check/repair.
That sounds like the "Ackermann effect" to me. I have a '16 Turbo that's being doing that on occasion since it was new. And that's exactly when it tends to happen...cold weather, summer tires, backing up with wheels turned. Curious what your dealer says.
 

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This happens to you only when reversing ? I have the simptom also when moving forward , but not that pronounced .. yet.
 

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This happens to you only when reversing ? I have the simptom also when moving forward , but not that pronounced .. yet.
Nearly all the time it's when I'm reversing. Rarely when going forward, and like you, not as pronounced.
 

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How many miles you got on your macan Shark ?

My official answer from Porsche is that this thing is normal with summer tires.
I have few other 4 wheel drive cars, none which do this thing on summer tires in cold weather.

I will just drive it as it is since I got 3 more years of transfer case warranty.
Then ask for a replacement when it gets worse.
 

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How many miles you got on your macan Shark ?

My official answer from Porsche is that this thing is normal with summer tires.
I have few other 4 wheel drive cars, none which do this thing on summer tires in cold weather.

I will just drive it as it is since I got 3 more years of transfer case warranty.
Then ask for a replacement when it gets worse.
print out that warranty extension and leave it in your glove box.
 

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How many miles you got on your macan Shark ?

My official answer from Porsche is that this thing is normal with summer tires.
I have few other 4 wheel drive cars, none which do this thing on summer tires in cold weather.

I will just drive it as it is since I got 3 more years of transfer case warranty.
Then ask for a replacement when it gets worse.
I have 30k miles.

Seems to be associated not only with summer tires, but summer tires being used at colder temps, and wider summer tires.

Take a look at one of the Mercedes GLC forums. The issue seems to be more common there versus with the Macan.
 

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I mounted the 18" winter tires. No issue at all yet.
Maybe summer tires are too stiff in cold weather and slip.
But, with the summer tires, inside the car it feels like something is seriously broken even with very light press on the pedal.
 

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Summer tires do weird stuff, especially on the Macan. I can feel a lot of things that I never felt before in my other cars on summer tires. Granted the Macan is my first Porsche, it still takes some time to get used to.

The other day I was driving along a familiar road and felt lots of different tire/drivetrain noises that weren't there before. My wife said it was because I drove slowly that day due to 2 bikes in the trunk. I doubted it. But later I drove again on that road without the bikes and it all came out normal. I didn't realize speed alone could have made that big a difference.
 

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Double trouble: went in for 70k service and had oil all over engine. Had timing case cover and transfer case replaced this week. 2017 Macan S; 69,000miles. TCC good willed; TC under extended warranty.
Picking up tomorrow.
 
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