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Just joined the forum. I needed some guidance. I bought the 2020 Taycan 4S in December last year. Approximately a month ago, the car wouldn’t start, said ”electrical system error”. The dealer initially couldn’t find anything wrong but then it happened again within the week. After doing some more tests, it now seems that the battery needs a complete overhaul, which would take at least 6 to 8 weeks. I’m wonder if it’s worth the hassle to get Porsche to fix this, should I go for another one.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
 

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I’m in the Houston area. There are zero Taycans available. Everything is by order only. If you are considering trading in for a 2022 you will be waiting longer than 6-8 weeks. I assume you will be given a loaner during this time. If you really like your present Taycan, I would wait. But if you would like something different, trade it, since the used car prices are very good now. My best.
 

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Very difficult to get a new one from stock. Take a loner and get yours fixed. BTW welcome to the forum from Georgia.
 

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Im not sure I understand - Do you mean get Porsche to swap the battery pack for a new unit? I would assume thats the best option as "fixing" a battery pack sounds like a real pain.
Porsche is flying in an engineer from Atlanta to take the battery apart and attempt to fix it. I’m just a little nervous about using the same battery and trusting that it has been permanently fixed. What I meant with “ go with another one” was that I should get a new car. However, it’s at least a 6 month wait for a new one. I have a loaner Taycan till my car is fixed, so I guess I’ll just wait and see what happens.
 

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I’m in the Houston area. There are zero Taycans available. Everything is by order only. If you are considering trading in for a 2022 you will be waiting longer than 6-8 weeks. I assume you will be given a loaner during this time. If you really like your present Taycan, I would wait. But if you would like something different, trade it, since the used car prices are very good now. My best.
The dealer has me in a loaner Taycan till my car is fixed. I’ll just have to wait till my car is fixed and then go from there. Thanks.
 

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Porsche is flying in an engineer from Atlanta to take the battery apart and attempt to fix it. I’m just a little nervous about using the same battery and trusting that it has been permanently fixed. What I meant with “ go with another one” was that I should get a new car. However, it’s at least a 6 month wait for a new one. I have a loaner Taycan till my car is fixed, so I guess I’ll just wait and see what happens.
I would trust Porsche. Their reputation is very important to them. By way of an example, I bought the first water cooled 911 (series 996). At 60,000 miles and out of warranty, the engine developed an internal water leak that required a new engine. The dealer called me with the “bad” news and simply added that Porsche was replacing the engine and providing a loaner at no charge. To Porsche, this was the only acceptable resolution for their customers. Besides, unless you’re going to keep your Taycan beyond the 8 year battery warranty, there is no problem.
 

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I would trust Porsche. Their reputation is very important to them. By way of an example, I bought the first water cooled 911 (series 996). At 60,000 miles and out of warranty, the engine developed an internal water leak that required a new engine. The dealer called me with the “bad” news and simply added that Porsche was replacing the engine and providing a loaner at no charge. To Porsche, this was the only acceptable resolution for their customers. Besides, unless you’re going to keep your Taycan beyond the 8 year battery warranty, there is no problem.
That’s a good point. Porsche is a top brand and I’m sure they will stand behind their product, just like they did for you. Incidentally, I too owned one of those water cooled Turbos, it was a fantastic car. Thanks for the encouragement.
 

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Please keep us posted on your progress.
 

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The battery is made of many "pouch" cells. One may have gone bad and they can be individually replaced as it sounds like Porsche is going to do for you. Good luck.
 

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I'm not sure I believe it.
 

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idk just thought some might find it interesting
Oh yes, interesting.

Other numbers seem wrong as well:

temperature for keeping out of the sun … I remember that being on much hotter days, something like 100 and only right after charging

I never saw the recommendation for keeping the charge between 20 - 50% anywhere in my reading of Porsche manuals. I saw upper SOC of 80 and 85% for daily use and warnings against SOC below 5%

I never saw anything about warnings not to let the car sit for more than 2 weeks.

The idea that Audi uses different charging electronics than Porsche is definitely something I find suspect.

Hmmm … a few reasons for wondering about truthfulness. The phrase running through my head is: I read it on the internet, so it must be true.
 

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I would hope that Porsche would respond with its side of the issue, and whether there is any truth to the assertions.
I would hope that Porsche would respond with its side of the issue, and whether there is any truth to the assertions.
I wouldn't hold my breath.
 
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