Crown

Board: Porsche - 911 - 996 Language: English Region: Worldwide Share/Save/Bookmark Close

Forum - Thread


    GT3 warranty invalidated if any track time?

    Do you folks think Porsche will actually be cancelling everyone's warranty (for powertrain at least) if you do any track events (not racing, but DE's, etc.)?

    That would be a shame and engender some ill-will, especially since they market this car as track-ready...

    Re: GT3 warranty invalidated if any track time?

    Is this confirmed by Porsche or is something you dealer told you.

    Re: GT3 warranty invalidated if any track time?

    Nobody told me this, except that someone oon CFG board had their powertrain warranty voided, because he tracked his C2. I guess a dealer can do that and put it in the computer, so that ever dealer will be prevented from doing warranty work. I think the rollcage gave him away.

    In the manual, it explicitly states that warranty is void if car is tracked. I think it comes down to dealer discretion though...

    Re: GT3 warranty invalidated if any track time?

    Grant is right, it comes down to dealer discretion. I had this problem with my 996. The car was lowered, upgraded to GT3 brakes, suspension, and seats, had a roll-cage with 6 point belts, etc. So it was obviously a track car. My dealer did minor warranty work on it for two years (including the rear main seal and coolant overflow TSBs), without a word.

    However, when I started to have problems with the check engine light and they could diagnose and fix it after three tries, they used the clause Grant mentions in the warranty guide to cancel my coverage and charge me over $2K for repairs. I appealed it to the zone rep and all he did was make sure it was put into the national computer so I couldn't take the car to another dealer

    I think this is pretty unique and I haven't heard it happening to many other people but legally PNMA can deny warranty coverage on the powertrain, brakes, suspension and probably a few other things if they know you are tracking the car.

    The best part was when I told the zone rep that there were lots of PCA members who would be shocked to learn that taking their Boxsters and 996s to a DE could void their warranty. He actually suggested I should warn them. Can you imagine?

    Karl

    Re: GT3 warranty invalidated if any track time?

    I would like to think that PCNA reserves that clause as a catch for persons who 'abuse' the car and expect warranty coverage. I would NOT expect that PCNA woudl warrant brakes which would likely be gone after 2000 track miles. I would NOT expect coverage on a clucth of driveshaft that failed outside of a reasonable track lifecycle. I would expect that they fix my AC or a bad Mass Air Sensor. Its a fine line, but Porsche cars are designed for this and should be capable of reasonable track use, particularly for DE purposes. I know plenty of people who drive their cars almost that hard on the street. I was treated very fairly by my dealer and rep on my Boxster. Following the guidlines above, I paid for brakes at 15k and 22k and they covered all of the other fru fru stuff that broke. Outside of that, the screws backed out on one of the driveshafts, but I fixed that myself. No other problems. I think one of the other good guidlines is to check if the problem is happening to other non DE cars. The recent transmission failures are a good example of this.

     
    Edit

    Forum

    Board Subject Last post Rating Views Replies
    Porsche Sticky The moment I've been waiting for... 5/18/22 6:36 PM
    Pilot
     
     
     
     
     
    628476 1306
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: New Porsche 911 Turbo S (2020) 8/6/22 1:00 AM
    W8MM
    264062 1183
    Porsche Sticky SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA (Part II) 10/2/22 12:14 AM
    watt
    158957 1176
    Porsche Sticky Welcome to Rennteam: Cars and Coffee... (photos) 9/30/22 10:36 AM
    Boxster Coupe GTS
    149822 418
    Porsche Sticky Porsche Taycan Turbo S - Short Review 10/5/22 2:19 PM
    Carlos from SpainM
    132520 577
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: Cayman GT4 RS (2021) 1/15/22 10:41 PM
    watt
    67405 1
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: Porsche 911 (992) GT3 RS - 2022 10/5/22 3:56 AM
    BONES
    3074 21
    Porsche Cayman GT4 10/5/21 7:04 PM
    Topspeed
    563108 3587
    McLaren McLaren on a winning streak 2/1/22 10:14 PM
    SSO.
    465736 3954
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018) 11/17/21 5:18 PM
    Rossi
    429626 3256
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 911 R (2016) 2/1/22 9:49 AM
    RCA
    421266 2655
    Porsche 992 GT3 10/5/22 3:08 PM
    Wonderbar
    410914 3724
    Porsche Welcome to the new Taycan Forum! 7/30/22 11:46 AM
    Wonderbar
    176709 1446
    Porsche Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design 9/30/22 6:31 PM
    Grant
    176538 774
    AMG AMG GT R 3/13/22 8:52 PM
    spudgun
    149532 834
    Lambo Aventador and SV 5/20/22 5:24 PM
    Topspeed
    145228 710
    Others Tesla 2 the new thread 10/5/22 1:57 PM
    Carlos from SpainM
    139435 1841
    Porsche GT4RS 10/4/22 10:59 PM
    M3ike
    133660 1127
    Motor Sp. [2021] Formula 1 4/19/22 10:08 PM
    Leawood911
    113033 1590
    Others Bugatti Chiron 8/30/22 4:31 PM
    Josef
    108654 525
    Ferrari Ferrari 812 Superfast 6/12/22 5:09 PM
    watt
    106136 535
    BMW M BMW M2 Rumors 2/28/22 7:42 PM
    Topspeed
    94649 409
    Porsche Red Nipples 991.2 GT3 Touring on tour 9/25/22 5:17 PM
    blueflame
    89613 498
    Lambo Urus (SUV) 6/7/22 1:20 PM
    Topspeed
    88993 593
    Porsche Dave and Gnil @ Nürburgring Nordschleife 7/4/22 10:42 PM
    DaveGordon
    87432 722
    Others Corvette C8 7/18/22 12:40 PM
    WhoopsyM
    85481 443
    Motor Sp. [2022] Formula 1 10/5/22 2:59 PM
    watt
    70968 1381
    Lambo Huracán EVO STO 7/21/22 8:37 AM
    RCA
    58093 335
    Others Toyota Yaris GR 4/13/22 8:33 PM
    Grant
    58071 640
    Ferrari Wandered to the dark side 8/29/22 9:35 AM
    BiTurbo
    28916 418
    188 items found, displaying 1 to 30.