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2008 Porsche Cayman Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
08/05/14 Engine NHTSA ID: 10055907
TSB ID: TI-58-12

Porsche: procedural information provided regarding the replacing of faulty cracked ignition coils on certain vehicles. model 1997-2013 boxster (986), boxster/cayman (987), carrera (996 & 997).
08/08/12 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10044980
TSB ID: WC-07-09-12

Porsche: replacing clutch pedal switch (workshop campaign). there is a possibility that plastic particles may be deposited on the contacts of the clutch pedal switch on the affected vehicles over their service life, causing electric malfun
08/01/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109313
TSB ID: 122-B9C6P-06

Concerns: clutch pedal switch information: this is to inform you of a voluntary workshop campaign on the above-mentioned vehicles. there is the possibility that plastic particles may be deposited on the contacts of the clutch pedal switch
10/30/14 Other NHTSA ID: 10056330
TSB ID: TI-41-14

Porsche: if power distributor pin, on some vehicles, is corroded and cause has been determined, then pin on power distributor must be replaced. model 2005-2012 911 carrera, boxster, cayman.
06/20/11 Other NHTSA ID: 10038544
TSB ID: PK-D8-16

Porsche: information on how to read the vin.

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Porsche Cayman TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins)

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.