2020 Macan damaged camshaft

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Irvtheswerv
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2020 Macan damaged camshaft

Post by Irvtheswerv » Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:06 pm

Hi everyone newbie here looking for a bit of advice please. I used to post years ago on briskoda so have a bit of previous on forums.

My Girlfriend has bought an ex-demo 2020 plate Macan registered in Feb 20. Bought from a Porsche dealer in Sept, since when it’s done a few hundred miles, total mileage is about 7,000 and it’s less than a year old.

Warning light came on so it’s at the dealers, who is saying the camshaft is damaged, needs replacing along with valve lift solenoids. This to me seems like a catastrophic failure which could have caused untold damage to top of engine, valves/pistons etc.

I’ve done a search on the site but can’t find anything, I’d appreciate comments or being directed to other posts on such an issue I may have missed in my search.

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Re: 2020 Macan damaged camshaft

Post by Macananon » Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:11 pm

Under consumer law, you have to let them put it right. Worthwhile checking what the warranty is on the new parts provided.

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Re: 2020 Macan damaged camshaft

Post by Nuclear Nick » Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:48 am

Irvtheswerv wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:06 pm
Hi everyone newbie here looking for a bit of advice please. I used to post years ago on briskoda so have a bit of previous on forums.

My Girlfriend has bought an ex-demo 2020 plate Macan registered in Feb 20. Bought from a Porsche dealer in Sept, since when it’s done a few hundred miles, total mileage is about 7,000 and it’s less than a year old.

Warning light came on so it’s at the dealers, who is saying the camshaft is damaged, needs replacing along with valve lift solenoids. This to me seems like a catastrophic failure which could have caused untold damage to top of engine, valves/pistons etc.
I think if this was the case you'd know about it. It's an unusual failure and I don't recall any previous posts on such an issue. Does the OPC give any reason for the cause?

The car is in the best place to get fixed properly and you have the balance of the manufacturer's warranty for peace of mind in the event that any ongoing issues might arise.
Nick

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Re: 2020 Macan damaged camshaft

Post by Irvtheswerv » Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:28 pm

Well it’s in the dealers, it’ll have been there a month this Thursday. I’ll update with more info when I get the full details of what work has been carried out.

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