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    Should I be concerned

    I went to the car wash today and before i pulled away i received two error messages: PASM failure and ABS failure. I turned off the ignition and restarted the car and the errors went away. Bizarre. I know others have experienced 'fault errors' after washing their car -- should i take the car to the dealer on Monday? WOW, i guess porsche didn't count on us washing our cars!!

    Re: Should I be concerned

    You took the car to the car wash?

    What is the matter with hand washing it? This way you will avoid any potential damage from the brushes/bristles used in the car wash machines.

    I haven't used the car wash for years...only hand washing my cars.

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    They wash the car by hand.

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    A Car Wash?????... next you'll say you park your car on the sidewalk because you dont have a garage...


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    The computer should have logged those errors, you may want to have the dealer download the fault code....Those faults often occur when the battery voltage is very low.

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    I have washed my car several times, no errors yet *crosses fingers*, is it just me or are all the errors etc. coming from the US spec'd 997's?

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    GG said:
    They wash the car by hand.


    Do they use a pressure jet to rinse the car? Might be they high-pressure squirted something they shouldn't have?

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    No pressure spray -- only an overhead gentle spray rinse.

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    I just washed my car last weekend for the first time since I got my car (over 6 months ago). No system faults. And I wasn't trying to avoid getting water in certain areas like the back vents. But then again, I wasn't intentionally trying to shoot water into the vents with large amounts of water. Maybe that has something to do with it?

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    Mike S,
    The System fault issue was a US specific problem

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    I'd just forget it unless it happens again or another message crops up.

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    jfraser said:
    Mike S,
    The System fault issue was a US specific problem



    You have different water in the US?

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    Lol Fritz
    The system fault isn't related to washing the car. The reason why it's a US specific problem is due to the trunk entrapment (anti-kidnap) latch inside the trunk which is a US federal requirement for all new vehicles. The latch itself also isn't the cause, it's the affect (partial release causes a SF).

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    Quote:
    jfraser said:
    Lol Fritz
    The system fault isn't related to washing the car. The reason why it's a US specific problem is due to the trunk entrapment (anti-kidnap) latch inside the trunk which is a US federal requirement for all new vehicles. The latch itself also isn't the cause, it's the affect (partial release causes a SF).



    So, why did it happen after the car wash? They were cleaning the inside of the trunk and left it partially open?

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    Quote:
    fritz said:
    Quote:
    jfraser said:
    Mike S,
    The System fault issue was a US specific problem



    You have different water in the US?



    LOL fritz!

    jfraser: oh ok, i thought i was noticing a pattern thanks for clearing that up

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    trunk was not opened....

    Re: Should I be concerned

    Quote:
    jfraser said:
    Lol Fritz
    The system fault isn't related to washing the car. The reason why it's a US specific problem is due to the trunk entrapment (anti-kidnap) latch inside the trunk which is a US federal requirement for all new vehicles. The latch itself also isn't the cause, it's the affect (partial release causes a SF).



    My jokey question naturally had a serious background.
    I wondered what could be different about US cars to make it a US-specific problem. Didn't think about trunk-entrapment latch until you explained. Thanks.

     
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