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Thanks for sharing. Nice knowing they are standing behind there cars. They are great machines but very expensive to repair the Transfer Gear. Enough to deter you to move to a competitor.

It looks like Porsche just announced they will be extending warranties on all transfer cases for the Macan. Supposedly we should be receiving info via mail soon. View attachment 233242
 

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What symptoms does one look for in the case of the timing chain cover issue?
 

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If you do not remove it yourself to DIY maintenance or just to check b4 warranty expires, you need to rely on the integrity of your Porsche mechanic to spot a leak. I think any Indy will immediately tell you. As to Porsche mechanic?
There are some conflicts of interest for the Porsche mechanic & Porsche when they repair this under warranty. It is a huge repair that takes a lot of time with removal of the engine. Porsche sometimes will say it is a seep rather than a leak. IDK if they ever say that when the car is out of warranty & they make more $ doing the repair than they make when they repair it under warranty.

I do not like that compensation system & would prefer the mechanic to earn the same for the same repair, whether done under warranty or post warranty.

Reports vary re if Porsche steps up & does the right thing re this known defect/issue after warranty. Do they offer to pay 100%, 50%, 0%....?
 

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If you do not remove it yourself to DIY maintenance or just to check b4 warranty expires, you need to rely on the integrity of your Porsche mechanic to spot a leak. I think any Indy will immediately tell you. As to Porsche mechanic?
There are some conflicts of interest for the Porsche mechanic & Porsche when they repair this under warranty. It is a huge repair that takes a lot of time with removal of the engine. Porsche sometimes will say it is a seep rather than a leak. IDK if they ever say that when the car is out of warranty & they make more $ doing the repair than they make when they repair it under warranty.

I do not like that compensation system & would prefer the mechanic to earn the same for the same repair, whether done under warranty or post warranty.

Reports vary re if Porsche steps up & does the right thing re this known defect/issue after warranty. Do they offer to pay 100%, 50%, 0%....?
At service time at the dealer I had the service rep write into the repair sheet that the mechanic had inspected the car for the oil leak problem and this person went on written record that it was not there.
 

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Thanks for sharing this. Does anyone know when repairs on transfer case should be done? Immediately after the first signs of this problem or can I continue driving for another xxxxx miles? My Macan is 2017.
What are the risks if TC repairs are not done in time? Thanks.
 

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Mine is just starting to show signs so I called the dealer yesterday. I’m going to wait until it is more persistent then take it to the dealer. He did advise me the TC warranty on my 2018 is extended until July, 2025. That’s good to have confirmed.
 
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