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Warranty Emmisions

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Reading my manual [MY97], I began to wonder why so many O2's were failing and what to do to help out [otherwords make Porsche responsible].

My manaul states as follows: California Long term Emmisions control system defects warranty - 70,000 miles or 7 years.

Normal mileage and obvious years old, it seems most people would be applicable to this warranty.

If everyone were to start claiming there O2's and Cats, after a oil separator or MAF or whatever went bad and contaminated the above mentioned Cats's or O2's.

It seems Porsche would then take this matter seriously, and recall a faulty system part. Which may be causing all these woes's.

A Normal Cat can go as far a 100,000 along with the O2's on normal cars. Why not here?

To sum it up; it seems people are wasting there money and should take it to the dealer and invoke the above mentioned warranty.



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Good point and maybe one of the days I will get to the bottom of something.

On my 1997 my check engine light would go on then off from 2000-20002. Each time the mechanics I know would check the fault code it was the oxygen sensor after the cat and I do not care about that sensor. I thought oxygen sensors were covered under the Federal and longer California emission warranty. Back then when I looked at warranty booklet I saw oxygen sensors listed, and I remember something about a 5 year Federal and 7 year California Warranty.

So in 2002, one week before my car was 5 years old, I took it in to get what I thought would be "free" replacement oxygen sensor under either emission warranty. When I got charge the service guy said that the emission warranty covered parts that cost at least X dollars and the $180 sensor was less than X.

I do not remember seeing a dollar limit exclusion in the warranty booklet.

Air flow sensors are also listed in the booklet. Last year when my car was 6 years old it was replaced in order to pass smog because my check engine light was on. I paid $396 for the sensor - the cost of the part - plus paid to have it put in.. I did not even think to ask if it was cover under the 7 year warranty.

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