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Major Software Update

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Tizzy PCGB Member
2021/03/29 15:16:04 (permalink)

Major Software Update

Received a call from Porsche Centre Nottingham this morning wanting to book my car in for two days in May to carry out a “Major Software Update” - which based on what I’ve seen on other forums seems to be a global campaign on all Taycan’s pre brand new orders - even though mine is apparently a MY21 car... I asked for a 992 loan car - didn’t get a flat no, but what’s the bet that I get an A Class 😀
Question is, has anyone on here had this done, and did it bring about any improvements / unlock useful new features? - and did the car remember all your personal Connect settings when you got it back or did you have to start the whole laborious process over again (I hope not!). They apparently require you to provide both keys, both tracker fobs and your charger unit, so must be a complete re-set!
Kind regards 

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Re: Major Software Update 2021/03/29 23:38:50 (permalink)
What I do know is that my wife's very good friend living in Broadway,has an older son who has recently aquired a new Taycan( don't know the model but sounds like the Turbo S) & the week before last,whilst driving rather fast on the M5 back up to Bristol area where he lives ,had it completely shut down on him-everything went totally dead,fortunately he managed to get to the hard shoulder from where the car was recovered to the Bristol OPC.
They told him they had other customers' Taycans that had done exactly the same.We have heard no further news about what happened .

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Re: Major Software Update 2021/03/30 12:30:33 (permalink)
Hi - mine is currently at the dealership having this update done (MY2020 car), so I will report back.  My loaner is a Panamera Hybrid 4S, with quite a nice carbon not too shabby ;)
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Re: Major Software Update 2021/03/31 05:05:00 (permalink)
Mine is a MY21 and has had the update. I only needed to give them my key for this update, nothing else other than the fob is with the car anyway. Connect App is more reliable since the update for me, other than that I have had zero issues before and have zero issues now. All done in one day. They gave me a Macan S loaner which was fine.
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