Another Transfer Box bites the dust

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Ti Rich
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Another Transfer Box bites the dust

Post by Ti Rich » Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:11 pm

So the car is in for it's 2nd service today (34K, almost 4 years old) and I just got the call to say the transfer box needs replacement. It was jerking a little when coming out of a junction. Almost like it was raising it's rear leg! When cold the front wheels would jerk too.

Lucky for me I do have a Porsche warranty so it's not going to cost me at all beyond the normal service cost.

On the plus side, I do have a nice 718 Boxster S on the drive. Just a pity I can't drive it due to lockdown................... :roll: :roll: :roll:
2017 Macan S D, 21" Classics, PASAM, Black Exhausts, Heated seats / Steering Wheel, Nav, Park Assist.

mb8388
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Re: Another Transfer Box bites the dust

Post by mb8388 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:35 pm

Sorry to hear your news :(

General question: Does anyone know what % of Macans have been affected by this issue?

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PSEE
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Re: Another Transfer Box bites the dust

Post by PSEE » Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:33 pm

There are several threads, and one in particular, discussing this type of failure in the other Macan forum!

Madelvic
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Re: Another Transfer Box bites the dust

Post by Madelvic » Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:13 pm

Ti Rich wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:11 pm
So the car is in for it's 2nd service today (34K, almost 4 years old) and I just got the call to say the transfer box needs replacement. It was jerking a little when coming out of a junction. Almost like it was raising it's rear leg! When cold the front wheels would jerk too.

Lucky for me I do have a Porsche warranty so it's not going to cost me at all beyond the normal service cost.

On the plus side, I do have a nice 718 Boxster S on the drive. Just a pity I can't drive it due to lockdown................... :roll: :roll: :roll:
Sorry to hear that. Any idea how long the repair will take?
2017 Macan GTS Carmine Red
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Ti Rich
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Re: Another Transfer Box bites the dust

Post by Ti Rich » Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:18 pm

The box is coming tomorrow and it takes about 3 hours to fit.
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Re: Another Transfer Box bites the dust

Post by BigPhil » Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:32 am

Mine was in for 2 days, mainly waiting for the new box. My TB went at 35K, seems from reading previous post that's the commonest mileage, 30-40k.
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Roadrunner996
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Re: Another Transfer Box bites the dust

Post by Roadrunner996 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:15 am

My car is in for the 4 year service next Monday (currently on 27000 miles) . I've noticed a slight judder when the box is changing up in town traffic , will be interesting to see whether the OPC mentions anything after a test drive (if they do one !!) . I'm covered by the warranty so no problem really.
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AndyC160
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Re: Another Transfer Box bites the dust

Post by AndyC160 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:16 pm

I remember reading on here that the transfer box is covered by a 7 year warranty in the uk. Is this correct?
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Re: Another Transfer Box bites the dust

Post by JurassicMacan » Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:49 pm

AndyC160 wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:16 pm
I remember reading on here that the transfer box is covered by a 7 year warranty in the uk. Is this correct?
If you check your VIN data sheet it will show you. It should be 7 years.
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AndyC160
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Re: Another Transfer Box bites the dust

Post by AndyC160 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:20 pm

JurassicMacan wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:49 pm
AndyC160 wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:16 pm
I remember reading on here that the transfer box is covered by a 7 year warranty in the uk. Is this correct?
If you check your VIN data sheet it will show you. It should be 7 years.
I got the car just under a year old from OPC. Not sure if I got a VIN data sheet...what does it look like?! :?
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