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2019/10/13 10:51:27 (permalink)

Headlight Fogging after 2 hr driving - is this normal?

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The Headlights of my 981CS fog a lot - these are pics after driving the car for 1.45 hrs. Is this normal? The car has been doing this since new and Porsche keep fobbing me off.....I have never experience this in any of my other cars including my 20 yr old Mk4 Supra....
 
Both sides fog the same...
 
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Re: Headlight Fogging after 2 hr driving - is this normal? 2019/10/13 10:53:52 (permalink)
Pic of Left Side Fogging...

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Re: Headlight Fogging after 2 hr driving - is this normal? 2019/10/13 11:13:14 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby imi 2019/10/13 11:14:45
Imi,
 
If you do a forum search you'll probably find quite a few owners with the same or a similar problem on the front and rear lights.
 
Also I'm sure that this is related to your headlamp cracking post which has been running recently.
 
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Re: Headlight Fogging after 2 hr driving - is this normal? 2019/10/13 11:34:08 (permalink)
Good luck getting anything out of your OPC or Porsche Customer Services.
My front lights have cracks as per my pictures and feedback on the cracking lights forum and amazingly the OPC have no idea how it could have possibly  happened and then Porcshe Customer Services technical dept and warranty dept could not understand it either
 
Amazing how neither can take accountability or simply stand up and accept that knowing nothing is not acceptable or more important believable
 
 

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Re: Headlight Fogging after 2 hr driving - is this normal? 2019/10/13 11:43:22 (permalink)
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Imi,
 
If you do a forum search you'll probably find quite a few owners with the same or a similar problem on the front and rear lights.
 
Also I'm sure that this is related to your headlamp cracking post which has been running recently.
 
Jeff


 
My car's headlights have been fogging like this since NEW. The OPC did say to me that the lights should clear up after a few mins of driving - clearly this is not the case.
 
Looking on the forum there are a few other threads about fogging however what is not clear is whether the lights stay fogged after hours of driving. If that's the case then the OPC is wrong.....
 
 
 
 
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Re: Headlight Fogging after 2 hr driving - is this normal? 2019/10/13 11:49:41 (permalink)
It makes me smile that when I bought my car with the extended warranty I was told by an OPC employee that lights were not covered as they were not mechanical
 
I do find those words now hugely ironic 
 
 
 

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Re: Headlight Fogging after 2 hr driving - is this normal? 2019/10/13 11:54:40 (permalink)
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It makes me smile that when I bought my car with the extended warranty I was told by an OPC employee that lights were not covered as they were not mechanical
 

 
I've paid for 4 years worth of Ext Warranty - close to 4K - I consider that wasted money. In hindsight I should have put those funds aside for days like this. 
 

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Re: Headlight Fogging after 2 hr driving - is this normal? 2019/10/13 12:08:46 (permalink)
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It makes me smile that when I bought my car with the extended warranty I was told by an OPC employee that lights were not covered as they were not mechanical
 

 
I've paid for 4 years worth of Ext Warranty - close to 4K - I consider that wasted money. In hindsight I should have put those funds aside for days like this. 
 




Chaps,
 
As you've found out, the Porsche extended warranty is supplied by a third party and the policy includes a significant number of exclusions. As always it's only when you have a claim that you discover the policy's limitations.
 
I had the extended warranty for a couple of years. At that time the (pre-VAG) Porsche factory warranty was only for a miserly 2-years and I fell foul of the exclusions on two occasions, one mechanical and the other trim-related. Needless to say, I haven't renewed it since then.!
 
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