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2019/01/04 17:03:42 (permalink)

Water in the cabin Macan SD

Hi all
 
Had a quick search but couldn't locate anything of use.
 
Any MSD owners had occasion to have to clear their sunroof drain holes and if so, how and what tools please, paticularly the rear ones!
 
I have sodden rear carpets at the moment and the windows all have ice on the inside following freezing overnight temperatures.
 
Any help appreciate.

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Re: Water in the cabin Macan SD 2019/04/15 15:25:26 (permalink)
My Macan has been back to Porsche 4 times in eighteen months but still leaks at the end of dashboard above the fuse box. Screen removed and re-sealed, sunroof repaired, roof rail replaced. Going back to Porsche in May for a 5th time with no apparent plan,???? HELP
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Re: Water in the cabin Macan SD 2019/04/26 15:39:39 (permalink)
The Panoramic sunroof cassette mechanism was replaced under warranty.
 
Not sure how that causes a leak but its been dry inside up until now.
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Re: Water in the cabin Macan SD 2019/05/01 21:13:18 (permalink)
Can't help in terms of tools needed.  My Macan had a sunroof drainage leak into the battery compartment, not the cabin; all fixed under warranty by OPC - no problems since
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Re: Water in the cabin Macan SD 2020/03/07 14:56:31 (permalink)
Presumably this has now been sorted. My 2016 S has just had its 4y service and OPC have reported blocked rear drains for which they’d like the princely sum of £270 to fix. 

All a bit concerning as we exist in a relatively benign environment. 


Any words of advice/knowledge re this issue welcome. Thanks. M
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Re: Water in the cabin Macan SD 2020/03/07 20:07:53 (permalink)
Speaking about this issue to my dealer on Thursday, they confirmed  that the Pano roof drains are checked as part of their service procedure to ensure they are clear. This I think may well be a recently introduced check for what appears to be a growing problem. 
However, the key thing really for peace of mind is to ensure you go for the extended warranty which will cover these water ingress issues, the transfer box and any other problem which arise other than any consumable item, wear and tear. 
A guy recently emailed to say he'd paid over £1600 to sort his leaking pano roof because he had no warranty, which included removing all the seats in order to dry the carpets - but despite this cost the problem wasn't resolved and the vehicle was returned to have the windscreen resealed but that didn't work either, so I guess it will have needed a new cassette with a new set of gaskets and seals, which apparently  is the last resort fix. 
Hope this helps!
Mike 
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Re: Water in the cabin Macan SD 2020/03/08 14:43:11 (permalink)
Thanks spook. It would be interesting to determine what is the history of the issue and how different dealers are addressing it. As you say it appears to be a growing problem which has been acknowledged inasmuch as dealers are now including it as part of service etc. 
My OPC is currently in the denial phase - an issue beyond Porsche’s control due to environmental issue. It would also be interesting to know if it was on the list during the 111 warranty inspection. 
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Re: Water in the cabin Macan SD 2020/03/11 14:22:35 (permalink)
After a couple of stiff emails my CP has agree to sort it foc - as a gesture of goodwill. This after Porsche, apparently, had refused to fund it! As I said to Dan (cp) if Porsche’s position became widely known it would be something they would regret. 

Anyway... just need to book it in which, to help mitigate their time, I’ll do along with the fuel pump recall work.
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Re: Water in the cabin Macan SD 2020/05/01 11:24:51 (permalink)
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richardpayne2 Hi Richard, i also have the exact leak problem did you ever resolve this?
My Macan has been back to Porsche 4 times in eighteen months but still leaks at the end of dashboard above the fuse box. Screen removed and re-sealed, sunroof repaired, roof rail replaced. Going back to Porsche in May for a 5th time with no apparent plan,???? 
 
 Hi Richard, i also have the exact leak problem did you ever resolve this?
 
 
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Re: Water in the cabin Macan SD 2020/05/01 11:30:07 (permalink)
Hi Richard,
I have exactly the same problem and area - leaking from the end of the dashboard dripping onto the edge of the carpet and water dripping over the front of the two lines of fuses! was this ever resolved for you? would like to know before i start stripping out the dash.. Thanks
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Re: Water in the cabin Macan SD 2020/05/06 13:22:30 (permalink)
Hi, sorry for the delay in responding.  
 
Yes my water ingress problem appears to be cured. It has taken over two years to resolve with countless trips back to Porsche; endless e-mails; roof rails replaced windscreen refitted but the problem revolved around the panoramic sunroof cassette and drainage channels.  This was first diagnosed on its first visit, but Porsche UK instructed the dealership to repair and NOT replace.  It appears to have taken the threat of legal action and rejection (in December 2019) of vehicle to galvanise a response. 
They tried in vain ?? to find a replacement vehicle with my specification, during which time the water ingress was repaired.  It was a stand off as I did not want the vehicle back, I had no faith.  But as a replacement vehicle could not be found despite my reluctant offer of further cash or upgrade: so I had my vehicle back.  I am now back in love with it.
 
Best of luck Richard. 
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Re: Water in the cabin Macan SD 2020/05/06 17:24:42 (permalink)
Hi Guys - my 2017 GTS suffers from the same problem, although it took several days of "watering" at OPC Leicester for them to believe me. It was booked in but that was cancelled due to the closure. Had a call this morning to confirm they are reopening on 18 May on a restricted basis and they are re-booking the cancelled appointments in priority to new bookings so it is now going in on 8 June ... we will see what the outcome is.
Phil Wood
 
 
 
Hi, sorry for the delay in responding.  
 
Yes my water ingress problem appears to be cured. It has taken over two years to resolve with countless trips back to Porsche; endless e-mails; roof rails replaced windscreen refitted but the problem revolved around the panoramic sunroof cassette and drainage channels.  This was first diagnosed on its first visit, but Porsche UK instructed the dealership to repair and NOT replace.  It appears to have taken the threat of legal action and rejection (in December 2019) of vehicle to galvanise a response. 
They tried in vain ?? to find a replacement vehicle with my specification, during which time the water ingress was repaired.  It was a stand off as I did not want the vehicle back, I had no faith.  But as a replacement vehicle could not be found despite my reluctant offer of further cash or upgrade: so I had my vehicle back.  I am now back in love with it.
 
Best of luck Richard. 




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Re: Water in the cabin Macan SD 2020/05/06 20:15:37 (permalink)
Thanks for your reply, i guessed this was the area to look at as the water was dripping from the underside corner of the dashboard as mentioned.
 
I have rodded these water exits each side of the sunroof cassette by using a length of coaxial cable but each side came to a stop at about the drop down to the dash board -  also removed the wheel arch liners  which let me get to two rubber gromets  just below the dash, i was expecting a release of water to fall but they were dry behind? glad you got yours repaired.. thanks.  
 
 
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