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I’ve owned my 992 for 5 months now and while it’s a beautiful car and goes like a bullet, it has a few complaints that really make me not like it. First you should know my previous car was a 2017 718 Boxster S that I absolutely loved. Zero complaints, honestly. In several ways I feel like my 992 is a step down. The PCM in my 992 is a POS. The doors don’t unlock or lock a lot of time without pulling the fob out of your pocket. And it’s just a matter of time before I run out of gas because I can’t see the gas gauge. How some of these issues left the factory like this is really mind blowing. And I can tell you without reservation that if they are not fixed in the next 3 years when my lease ends, Porsche will lose a customer. I’ve had it in the shop for both the PCM issue and the doors and have received the typical “operating as designed” response.

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PCM: my biggest complaint with the PCM is that I can’t program the diamond button on the steering wheel to go to my next “favorite” radio channel – like I could in my 718. I can go to the next sequential number, but not favorite. I have such a hard time figuring out how the software engineers decided this was a feature we didn’t need. And it’s just software for God’s sake – fix it! I’m a software developer so I know how easy it would be for them to add this feature. I feel like if this were a Tesla it would be fixed with an over-the-air update overnight. It’s so frustrating to be a channel changer and not be able to use the diamond button to switch the channel. I drive my Porsche like a Porsche is meant to be driven, and it’s extremely frustrating to be doing North of 100 and a song comes on that I don’t like. Porsche forces me take my eyes off the road to change the channel rather than give me the ability to do it with the diamond button like I could in my 718. Who’s the idiot at Porsche who thought that was a good idea? Additional items that frustrate me is that widgets don’t load frequently. In particular the weather widget doesn’t load. It doesn’t matter if I have line of sight with the sky or not. The whole interface seems poorly designed, or at least poorly executed. Once I was in the Car screen and used the Sports Chrono wheel (on the steering wheel) to change from normal mode to sport mode. PCM didn’t change; it still showed me in Normal mode. I had to hit the home screen then go back to the Car screen and then it updated.

Doors: Frequently the doors won’t lock or unlock when I touch them. My salesman showed me where my hand is supposed to be to unlock it and that’s where I always touch it. But about 20% of the time it just doesn’t work. Sometimes I can remove my hand and try again, and it works, but often I have to dig the remote out of my pocket. I also have issues locking the doors, a lot of issues. Sometimes you can touch the locking spot and it works right away, but most of the time it doesn’t. I took it into the shop for this issue recently and got a Macan loaner. It was so nice to have door handles that actually worked flawlessly every time. Porsche put out a bulletin for the door issue for the 992 and Taycan. Really, you have to “teach” people how to lock and unlock the door?

Come on Porsche, fix your crappy door handles and PCM before you lose more customers. Because if this is a preview of the crap to come in the future, I’ll definitely be shopping another brand. Already I’m telling people how much I don’t like my 992. That should concern you since I’m an influencer among my friends. There’s no way we should have to be dealing with these types of sub-par design/production issues with the prices we’re paying for a 992.
 

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Let us know if you get any help from Porsche. Separately, my 992 has developed a frustrating squeak/rattle in the driver's door. I'm sure the crappy roads in San Diego don't help, but still.
 

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I too am amazed that you can’t scroll through my favorites, unreal. The doors rattle loud when base hits to the point it sounds like a blown speaker. Satisfied other than that but the favorites has to be an easy fix
 

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Let us know if you get any help from Porsche. Separately, my 992 has developed a frustrating squeak/rattle in the driver's door. I'm sure the crappy roads in San Diego don't help, but still.
I've had my 992 since February, and there have been a multitude of issues: Speaker in passenger door had to be replaced, squeak in passenger door, door handles don't always activate, my front axel lift got stuck in up position, my parking button does not always illuminate, yesterday both my turn signal indictor lights on the tach, lit up and would not go off, and my steering wheel was defective (leather). It's at the dealer now to replace the steering wheel (took 4 months for them to get it), and some of the issues have been raised before, the lift system failure I actually drove to the dealership so they could verify. The car is amazing, love how it drives, and love most of the tech when it works, but some of the issues are annoying.

The door handle issue and park light issue they have seen before, and may need a new control module, but they are not sure. I'll keep you all posted
 

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I've had my 992 since February, and there have been a multitude of issues: Speaker in passenger door had to be replaced, squeak in passenger door, door handles don't always activate, my front axel lift got stuck in up position, my parking button does not always illuminate, yesterday both my turn signal indictor lights on the tach, lit up and would not go off, and my steering wheel was defective (leather). It's at the dealer now to replace the steering wheel (took 4 months for them to get it), and some of the issues have been raised before, the lift system failure I actually drove to the dealership so they could verify. The car is amazing, love how it drives, and love most of the tech when it works, but some of the issues are annoying.

The door handle issue and park light issue they have seen before, and may need a new control module, but they are not sure. I'll keep you all posted
Thanks for adding your experience DSL, and I wish you good luck at the dealer. Please do keep us posted, especially if you get the door issue fixed.
 

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Just joined the forum. Curious if you got resolution on the door rattle issue. I just took ownership of my new 992 (2021 model) in December and it already has developed the squeak/rattle in the passenger side door. I only hear it on rougher roads, but it's already super annoying. I haven't reached out to my dealer yet.
 

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Just joined the forum. Curious if you got resolution on the door rattle issue. I just took ownership of my new 992 (2021 model) in December and it already has developed the squeak/rattle in the passenger side door. I only hear it on rougher roads, but it's already super annoying. I haven't reached out to my dealer yet.
Yes I actually took it to the dealer a couple weeks ago and they fixed the rattle - it's gone. Although I won't be surprised if another one develops due to the crappy roads in San Diego, but at least they were able to get this one. Fortunately the tech heard it right away. Good luck!
 

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Yes I actually took it to the dealer a couple weeks ago and they fixed the rattle - it's gone. Although I won't be surprised if another one develops due to the crappy roads in San Diego, but at least they were able to get this one. Fortunately the tech heard it right away. Good luck!
Yes I actually took it to the dealer a couple weeks ago and they fixed the rattle - it's gone. Although I won't be surprised if another one develops due to the crappy roads in San Diego, but at least they were able to get this one. Fortunately the tech heard it right away. Good luck!
Took my 992 to the dealer for the door rattle/squeak, the parking light on the gear selector not illuminating all the time and the door open issue. Parking light, fixed, replaced the module. Rattle, squeak was fixed, although this is still the noisiest squeakiest 991 I’ve had, and to date this is my 18th new 911. I’m not sure why, but everytime a noise is eliminated a new one pops up, now it is a rattle from the rear seats. The PCM works great, although the homekit/garage door open is a pain, especially waiting for the computer to spool up in the morning. The door unlock....good luck, does not work 70% of the time, locks great, but unlock no way. Dealer and Porsche could not fix it, nor give me an explanation, except to hold my key differently, or use my left instead of right hand etc. BS, but I do love the car, so I’ll live with the door and squeaks and quirks, and hope it all gets resolved before my next one.
 

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Yes I actually took it to the dealer a couple weeks ago and they fixed the rattle - it's gone. Although I won't be surprised if another one develops due to the crappy roads in San Diego, but at least they were able to get this one. Fortunately the tech heard it right away. Good luck!
Thanks for the quick response…gives me hope that mine can be fixed too. You should drop a letter to Newsom about those roads. I’m sure he’ll get right on those🙄
 
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