Recall for GT4 3rd gear issue?

Recall for GT4 3rd gear issue?

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ghiblicup

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464 posts

152 months

Saturday 9th February
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Someone on the Porsche FB group has posted that a recall letter will be out soon for GT4’s registered between 30/11/15 and 27/9/16.

Anyone else heard about it?

northerner

59 posts

148 months

Sunday 10th February
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I’ve seen FB posts on this but haven’t had any contact from Porsche. Mine was registered in March 2016.

TDT

1,218 posts

57 months

Sunday 10th February
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Haven’t seen anything.
Have heard a couple of times that this was coming.

Will see… mine is a late 2015 build so should be ok.… splined, but if they want to give me a new box with a new diff… sure.

isaldiri

4,220 posts

106 months

Sunday 10th February
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About time they did it as it's been a known problem for a good while.

woollyjoe

1,055 posts

57 months

Sunday 10th February
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I’ve coincidentally emailed my dealership this weekend as I suspect that if it’s a known fault Porsche are accepting, then one can get the repair regardless of failure. Currently just North America.

My concern is the new boxes we will get won’t be new. Either way, I’m requesting one before I get some major work done to my car.
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TDT

1,218 posts

57 months

Sunday 10th February
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Why wouldn’t they be new? They are about to release the new car that will have the same box… there will be fresh supply, and obviously they still make it for the other manual 718s.
Some will be refurbished, some will be new if it’s a recall for say 4 or 5000 cars worldwide.

Porsche911R

16,242 posts

203 months

Sunday 10th February
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Cannot see it happening.

Be like the 991.1 GT3 engines, for any road use it won’t go pop.

It's more about braking hard and changing down a gear on track pops it.

Annoying though as it’s going to effect all 981 not just GT4's.
Thats one heck of a recall.

gtsralph

730 posts

82 months

Sunday 10th February
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woollyjoe said:
I’ve coincidentally emailed my dealership this weekend as I suspect that if it’s a known fault Porsche are accepting, then one can get the repair regardless of failure. Currently just North America.

My concern is the new boxes we will get won’t be new. Either way, I’m requesting one before I get some major work done to my car.
Posted this several times.. Worldwide but this is the USA notice



Be interesting if Porsche give you a new gearbox if no failure.

woollyjoe

1,055 posts

57 months

Sunday 10th February
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I’m about to make significant changes which will challenge my warranty, so I’m trying to get the fix first.

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GT4RS

1,411 posts

135 months

Sunday 10th February
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TDT said:
Why wouldn’t they be new? They are about to release the new car that will have the same box… there will be fresh supply, and obviously they still make it for the other manual 718s.
Some will be refurbished, some will be new if it’s a recall for say 4 or 5000 cars worldwide.
From my understanding the gearbox going in the new manual version of the 718 gt4 will have different gear ratios, if that’s the case they will be different boxes / part numbers.

Be interesting to see how Porsche react to this world wide as there does seem to be a very small proportion of cars globally in effected. Clearly it nothing like the problems originally faced with the 991.1 gt3 engine.

Armitage.Shanks

586 posts

23 months

Sunday 10th February
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I thought Porsche would only replace the gearbox if the original one breaks as per TSB? That said the only 'fix' is a direct replacement gearbox which has the same weld issue on 3rd.

It's all sounding like the 996/997.1 bore scoring issue that Porsche would never admit. If you had warranty you'd get a new engine. Without warranty you got sweet FA for what is a known fault but Russian Roulette whether you get it or not

cmoose

43,577 posts

167 months

Monday 11th February
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TDT said:
Why wouldn’t they be new?
You might ask why would they be new if they can refit existing boxes for a lot less money?

TDT

1,218 posts

57 months

Monday 11th February
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cmoose said:
TDT said:
Why wouldn’t they be new?
You might ask why would they be new if they can refit existing boxes for a lot less money?
So the process is… box breaks, you take it in. OPC orders a ‘new’ box for you… this can be a new box with splined 3rd or a refurbished with splined 3rd.
First few replacements had reoccurrences as the case of the issue had not been identified.
Now all replacement boxes have the splined 3rd.
Whether it is new or not is down to whether or not Porsche and their supplier had enough inventory. If not then then they would be limited to recycling and refurbishing old boxes as they broke and were replaced.
I was saying that actually they have plenty of inventory as the same 6speed box is still used in the 718 series cars.
But, Yep refurbing likely costs less.



gtsralph

730 posts

82 months

Monday 11th February
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The FB poster said originally

"FYI guys, a recall for GT4s has just come out. It’s for a complete new gearbox! Apparently there’s an issue with third gear."

then later added

".. it's for cars registered 30/11/2015 to 27/09/2016. We’ll get a letter soon about it:"

ghiblicup

Original Poster:

464 posts

152 months

Monday 11th February
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Just spoke to my OPC and it's happening. They said 300 cars and mine isn't one of them but they have another owner on their books that is.

Twinfan

3,270 posts

42 months

Monday 11th February
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Interesting. Isn't it the same box as the 981 S and GTS?

ghiblicup

Original Poster:

464 posts

152 months

Monday 11th February
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Though mine was registered in Jan 2016 but the recall doesn't come up with the chassis number.

cmoose

43,577 posts

167 months

Monday 11th February
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ghiblicup said:
Though mine was registered in Jan 2016 but the recall doesn't come up with the chassis number.
I would think the relevant date is production date, not registration date. Where it says 'registered between 30/11/15 and 27/9/16', it probably should say
production date, as cars can be built but not registered for some time.

It's possible yours was built before 30/11/15, but not actually registered until Jan, if you see what I mean.

isaldiri

4,220 posts

106 months

Monday 11th February
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Twinfan said:
Interesting. Isn't it the same box as the 981 S and GTS?
Yes same getrag box

TDT

1,218 posts

57 months

Monday 11th February
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cmoose said:
ghiblicup said:
Though mine was registered in Jan 2016 but the recall doesn't come up with the chassis number.
I would think the relevant date is production date, not registration date. Where it says 'registered between 30/11/15 and 27/9/16', it probably should say
production date, as cars can be built but not registered for some time.

It's possible yours was built before 30/11/15, but not actually registered until Jan, if you see what I mean.
Yep... it production date that the key.
Mine was first registered December 2015.. so will have been produced somewhere around the end of October?