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Old 06-07-2015, 07:30 PM
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I had this show up:

(Picture of yellow fan)
Fault engine extract. vent.
Drive on poss.

Has anyone seen this before? Any thoughts?

Thank you!
2012 C2S (991)
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Old 06-07-2015, 09:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Hurricane View Post
I had this show up:

(Picture of yellow fan)
Fault engine extract. vent.
Drive on poss.

Has anyone seen this before? Any thoughts?

Thank you!
2012 C2S (991)
Check for obstructing engine fan debris or maybe loose electrical connectors for the engine fan. Has it been serviced recently (fan not reconnected properly)?
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Old 06-07-2015, 10:53 PM
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No, it has been several months since I had it serviced. I will take a closer look at the fans. Thanks for your advice!

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Mate, I would run it into the closest dealer asap
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Loose connection. Dealer fixed yesterday. Same fault again today. Guess I am back to the dealer again at lunchtime...
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Old 06-12-2015, 12:53 PM
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Still at the dealer, day 3. Have had a Boxster S and a Cayenne Diesel for loaners so far. Wonder if I get to try out a Panamera next?
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They ordered a new engine fan - it will be here in a few days. They said the car was drive-able until then. Woohoo, now to get my car back!
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I just got the same fault... was it the aux fans above the engine in the back or the main fans in front of the front wheels?
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Originally Posted by Dewinator View Post


I just got the same fault... was it the aux fans above the engine in the back or the main fans in front of the front wheels?
That message is specific to the fans on top of the engine. Common causes are electrical connector loose or not securely connected, or failure of one of the fan motors. Easy to determine. Easy to remedy, and should be warranty if the fan motor has to be replaced. Have seen this a bunch of times where one of the electrical connectors isn't seated properly after the fans are removed to service engine.....

Hope that is all it is in your case!

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Originally Posted by plenum View Post
That message is specific to the fans on top of the engine. Common causes are electrical connector loose or not securely connected, or failure of one of the fan motors. Easy to determine. Easy to remedy, and should be warranty if the fan motor has to be replaced. Have seen this a bunch of times where one of the electrical connectors isn't seated properly after the fans are removed to service engine.....

Hope that is all it is in your case!

Good Luck!
Oh awesome, that's much better than the fronts, the backs barely ever even come on this time of year. Thanks!
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By the way, one of the motors was noticeaby sticky turning... so I ordered two new ones from Suncoast, easy 5 min install and no more problems.
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For future reference: it appears this problem with the fans is due to corrosion in the fan side connector, between the crimp pin and wire.
Pins can be replaced or soldered to resolve.
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I had this come up yesterday. Thank you VII7 for the suggestions!
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Originally Posted by plenum View Post
That message is specific to the fans on top of the engine. Common causes are electrical connector loose or not securely connected, or failure of one of the fan motors. Easy to determine. Easy to remedy, and should be warranty if the fan motor has to be replaced. Have seen this a bunch of times where one of the electrical connectors isn't seated properly after the fans are removed to service engine.....
Warranty ? On a 2012 ? Are the fans somehow warrantied longer like exhaust ? (not debating your statement, genuinely asking). I am doing a lot of stuff myself since warranty expired, so I want to file that one for future reference.
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What's the part number? Thanks in advance.
I am on Suncoast site and can't find it.
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