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2019/06/07 10:17:23 (permalink)

Mandatory vehicle safety recall - control unit - air con blower

Got a letter from Porsche cars through post for my gen 1 facelift car. Goes in for a check late next week. 
 
For info just in case your vehicle owner records are not up to date @ Porsche 
DVSA reference is R/2019/151.  According to site 4506 cars affected and seems to be gen 1 & facelift cars.
Can check applicability via Porsche Recall Search facility on Porsche cars GB website under Contact & Tools or via DVSA site - Vehicle recalls and faults.
 
In brief. 
Issue : Possibility of moisture ingress into control unit of air-con blower. Potential to cause a short circuit which could cause a thermal incident. 
 
Remedy : Contact preferred OPC for inspection, and further repair work if required, F.O.C
 
The letter also gives some guidance in meantime ,  in summary : until checked/fixed be mindful of where vehicle is parked for time being. Park outside and a sufficient distance from other vehicles and buildings to minimise possible risk.
 
 
 
 

Stephen
Panamera Register Sec Panamera GTS. [ex Panamera 4, 996 targa, 968 sport, 944S2 , 944 ]

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    kozpanny
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    Re: Mandatory vehicle safety recall - control unit - air con blower 2019/07/01 22:04:18 (permalink)
    Yes I have had the same. Mine goes in on Wednesday. Apparently they check the car first and if it needs the part they do a temporary fix. Order the part from Germany and then call you back again. The dealer couldn’t tell me if it was safe to drive the car or not. I spoke directly to Porsche GB, who were kind enough to arrange for the vehicle taken away on a flatbed and supply me with a courtesy car via Enterprise. This means my car goes in only once. 
    go928s4
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    Re: Mandatory vehicle safety recall - control unit - air con blower 2019/07/02 15:33:31 (permalink)
    Coincidentally, mine went in yesterday after a three week wait for an appointment.  It was returned today and they (Porsche Centre Colchester) have done the temporary fix.  Can't tell me when the new part will be available as they are waiting for them to be manufactured.
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    Re: Mandatory vehicle safety recall - control unit - air con blower 2019/07/04 11:34:52 (permalink)
    Just got a call from Porsche Solihull. My car has had a temp fix done. Which I think means changing the wiring loom. My car will have to go back again for the permanent fix. I understand that Porsche will carry out these via Vin number order I believe. Well done to John at Porsche Solihull who got the repair done in less than 24hrs. I can recommend Porsche Solihull, should anybody need this doing in the Midlands area. 
    chapmaskm
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    Re: Mandatory vehicle safety recall - control unit - air con blower 2019/08/08 23:00:29 (permalink)
    Apologies - in receipt of duff info - no sign of parts yet for final fix on air blower problem for mine.
     
    Further to this, it looks like some parts for the final fix are coming through to the OPC's. My car is due to be sorted whilst booked in for other work later in the month, having already had the temporary fix.
     
    Please also note the recent thread on the Cayenne forum regards a PDK bushing safety recall which also affects some Panamera's (including mine). Again some replacement parts appear to have already been released to OPC's -  mine is being sorted at the same time as the above.
    post edited by chapmaskm - 2019/08/09 15:13:13

    Stephen
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    Re: Mandatory vehicle safety recall - control unit - air con blower 2019/11/07 12:11:10 (permalink)
    I'm a new member to the PCGB.
     
    I've just had my Panamera updated with the AirCon blower recall. I've noticed that the heating is taking time to warm up and then not getting to what I would call a hot temperature. In addition, the blower seems to be slight different temperatures between a face vent setting, left to right and also cooler air when set to the foot well. 
     
    Has anyone experienced the same or similar issue?
     
    Thanks
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    Re: Mandatory vehicle safety recall - control unit - air con blower 2019/11/12 19:38:46 (permalink)
    Thanks for the warning.  Mine is booked in for the fix in early December.  I will now be checking my heating very carefully before and after and I will let you know the outcome.
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    Re: Mandatory vehicle safety recall - control unit - air con blower 2019/11/13 14:17:14 (permalink)
    My car was recalled through Porsche in Bristol, but it looks like I'll have to take it to Porsche in Silverstone to have it looked at. It seems a very busy period for all the service centers at the moment.
     
    Anyway, good luck.
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    Re: Mandatory vehicle safety recall - control unit - air con blower 2019/12/03 16:59:10 (permalink)
    Just had the final fix on my air con unit.  A job well done by Porsche Solihull. I can highly recommend them for the Midlands. John and Jordan were super. Heating blowing nice and hot. Their free health check showed that the car is in good shape. 
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