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Old 02-13-2017, 04:08 PM
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My 2017 Panamera 4S has been sitting at the port in Houston since it was unloaded on January 5th (along with ALL 2017 Panameras unloaded at all of the US ports.) I have been told it is due to "EPA Hold" but no real information. The latest information I have been given is that they are supposed to be in the dealers' hands by the end of February, but that is by no means a certainty. Nothing official by any US Porsche folks. Their silence is getting to be rather frustrating. Seems like they could let us know what's actually going on rather than just guessing. Just wondering how may of you are in the same situation and what you have been told.
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Old 02-13-2017, 07:28 PM
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Why do you blame Porsche, they are not holding your car hostage, your government is. Porsche makes money by selling cars, not by parking millions of dollars at a port holding facility.

Call your congressman, call the EPA, raise a stink ....
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Old 02-14-2017, 07:06 PM
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Not blaming Porsche for the EPA Hold, just for lack of communications with brand loyalists.
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Originally Posted by sfy1505
Not blaming Porsche for the EPA Hold, just for lack of communications with brand loyalists.
There is no lack of communication here. They just don't have any information to give you. They are dependent on EPA and EPA does not give them the date of the certification.
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Old 02-15-2017, 01:51 PM
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Porsche is not directly responsible but VW AG group is. If Diesel Gate didn't happen then there will be no EPA hold.
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Old 02-16-2017, 12:45 PM
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Maybe this is not good news but the Panamera availability ad recently changed from "Coming March 2017" to "Coming Spring 2017".
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Old 02-16-2017, 10:07 PM
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spoke to my dealer.



Moved delivery from end of February to March ... he does not know if it will be first day of march or last day. I am getting grumpy at the EPA block
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Call your congressman, call the EPA, raise a stink ....
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Old 02-18-2017, 12:43 PM
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I was told this was the reason my 911 was built a month early. Hope all gets worked out for those that are waiting.
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Old 02-24-2017, 11:26 PM
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I was told that the Panameras sitting at port would not be released until the end of March.
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Old 02-28-2017, 03:05 PM
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Mine has been sitting in port as well. I was told late April, mine was built in early jan. My dealer would not lie to me
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Just heard from the manager at my Porsche dealer and EPA certification of 2017 Panameras was approved today, awaiting final paperwork. He said my 4S should be at my dealer by mid-March! Good news since it has been at the port of Houston since January 6th! It's been too long.
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i also heard from our dealer, he says at the end of the month, so a little more waiting
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Thanks all for updates. Have been hearing that there were two separate issues - one emissions related; the other PDLS+ and that Porsche has had to disable some of the features (I hope not). If you talk to your dealers - and have PDLS+ please advise.
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Originally Posted by Jonathan Lord View Post
Thanks all for updates. Have been hearing that there were two separate issues - one emissions related; the other PDLS+ and that Porsche has had to disable some of the features (I hope not). If you talk to your dealers - and have PDLS+ please advise. Many thanks Jack
Do you think the PDLS+ issue is also causing the 911 delays? My build has PDLS+.
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