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2018/12/20 18:00:24 (permalink)

Porsche build certificate.

When did they stop issuing these 😢😢😢
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Re: Porsche build certificate. 2018/12/20 18:18:09 (permalink)
Hi,
I popped into my local OPC (Wolverhampton) on Tuesday to inquire about winter tyres and also asked about these certificates and was told that Porsche Cars GB had stopped issue the FOC to PCGB members on 13th December. So I'd just missed the boat. 😞
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Re: Porsche build certificate. 2018/12/20 19:54:11 (permalink)
That’s very odd as I popped into Silverstone Porsche in late October and was told would take a month but when I chased today was told I had missed the deadline. 
Very annoying. 
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Re: Porsche build certificate. 2018/12/30 14:51:00 (permalink)
I made enquiries when I bought my car a month ago and was told by my local Porsche dealer that unfortunately due to data protection issues they can no longer issue a build certificate.
All they could do was read me a list of option codes for me to decode online.
 
Shame as it would have been good to keep with all my other Porsche related paperwork.
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Re: Porsche build certificate. 2018/12/30 14:58:56 (permalink)
Whose data were they having to protect?

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Re: Porsche build certificate. 2018/12/30 15:17:21 (permalink)
The line they gave to me was they were protecting the original purchaser of the car !
in other words the person who chose and paid for the options from new.
 
Seems daft to me , and I'm sure most people wouldn't give a s#%t who knew what options they chose on a car 10 years ago.
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Re: Porsche build certificate. 2018/12/30 15:17:33 (permalink)
We got both of ours just before they stopped doing them.  I can only think the copies of the driving licence and V5 that were sent in with the application were the data protection problems?

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Re: Porsche build certificate. 2018/12/30 15:20:21 (permalink)
I didn't get as far as sending any documentation, I was just told that unfortunately that service was no longer available.
Maybe I should have called a different OPC ?
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Re: Porsche build certificate. 2018/12/30 15:33:03 (permalink)
I submitted my forms to Silverstone Porsche on the 19th of October. All the correct forms  was expecting my cert end of November. When I have chased I was told missed the deadline, I challenged them but was told they can’t confirm if it was sent or not by them. 
Poor customer service is my opinion and annoying to say the least, still my car is due a “ major” service next and Silverstone Porsche won’t be getting my business. ☹️
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Re: Porsche build certificate. 2019/01/06 19:38:21 (permalink)
Yeah was disappointed to listen to them tell me “they didn’t know if they sent it or not”. Subsequently I missed out on my certificate. 
 
They will I’ll miss out on my future business. 
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Re: Porsche build certificate. 2019/01/07 18:09:23 (permalink)
Is it confirmed and true that these are no longer available from 7 th December 2018 ?  Would it be possible for Chris Seward to find out for definite and why it has happened ?
 
 
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Re: Porsche build certificate. 2019/01/07 18:13:41 (permalink)
I asked Chris Seaward about this and he said “... the decision to remove was entirely driven by Porsche and while the Club was keen for it to continue that ultimately wasn’t possible.”

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Re: Porsche build certificate. 2019/01/07 18:18:46 (permalink)
I was told today when visiting a dealer that all dealers were informed not to process after 7 th December 2018 and that there would be no more. Hard to believe / accept really, surely there would have been a bigger out cry here and elsewhere.  Seems it's not only the FOC ones.
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Re: Porsche build certificate. 2019/01/07 18:56:08 (permalink)
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I was told today when visiting a dealer that all dealers were informed not to process after 7 th December 2018 and that there would be no more. Hard to believe / accept really, surely there would have been a bigger out cry here and elsewhere.  Seems it's not only the FOC ones.


Even more annoying as I put my forms into the dealership on the 19th October. 
So annoying and part of the reason I joined the club to be honest. 
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Re: Porsche build certificate. 2019/01/08 07:59:06 (permalink)
Although not quite the same presentation, for a small fee there are services on the web that will supply a printout of the options of you car when it left the factory. These do not have colour codes though and are not available for pre 1980 cars.
 
Google " VIN Look Up - Full Options of your Car 1980 on"
 
The sad thing is the club will suffer now that the service has been withdrawn as it was a great tempter to join the club!

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Re: Porsche build certificate. 2019/01/08 08:16:51 (permalink)
I'm not convinced as to the value (and hence loss) of owning these certificates. I've had a couple and both times they did not show a comprehensive build list of my cars. Items were missing (which in both cases were on the sticker in the handbook). 
 
So why is this such such a desirable certificate to have? Does it add value to the car if items are missing? I'd say precisely the opposite - it'll cause confusion. Even if items aren't missing, it cannot be relied upon. 
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Re: Porsche build certificate. 2019/01/08 10:07:46 (permalink)
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The sad thing is the club will suffer now that the service has been withdrawn as it was a great tempter to join the club!



There are far more relevant reasons to join the club than getting a free piece of paper that is sometimes inaccurate. 
 
How about the camaraderie of it members and being a part of the Porsche community for starters?
 
If members really want a CofA then I am sure that you can still contact Porsche GB and pay for the service.


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Re: Porsche build certificate. 2019/01/08 10:27:34 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby pheasant 2019/01/08 10:38:42
I don't personally see much value in these, and certainly none measured in £. They miss off much of the useful detail. Much more useful is the "Porsche Service Vehicle Information" which is normally viewed on the screen by OPC service guys but which can be printed on request. Somebody on here a few months ago suggested it, my OPC service guy printed one for me, no problem. It lists much more detail about the car, including whether any service campaigns are outstanding, when it was originally invoiced, massive detail of the build specs (incl eg control unit software versions, PCM software version, all the MNR nos in much more detail than just the optional ones, etc). What Porsche don't do though is update it, so even if your OPC say fits a different Porsche steering wheel, that won't show.     

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Re: Porsche build certificate. 2019/01/08 11:22:36 (permalink)
Thanks
 
Could you identify the Porsche centre that printed off the entire history of your car as I have lost my service history and Reading Porsche refused to print me off any copies due to data protection. Asked them to delete previous owners details but still drew a blank.
 
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Re: Porsche build certificate. 2019/01/08 11:34:56 (permalink)
The document to which I referred isn't service history. It's the "Vehicle Information" ie build data.

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