2015 Porsche 911 GT3 Delivered Without its PDK Sport Button
The 911 GT3 has been under a lot of scrutiny lately, given its tendency to, you know, catch on fire... But with deliveries back on schedule and 2015 models finding homes in owners’ garages, all is fine in the world of Porsche, right? Well, not quite, as apparently some of the workers at Porsche’s assembly plant felt that certain owners didn’t need a PDK Sport button (AKA the "go-fast" button).
That’s right, a 2015 Porsche 911 GT3 that an owner just picked up reportedly lacks one of the model’s key features. The news comes from a claim made by Rennlist user dadams1598, who got his beloved sports car home just to notice the PDK Sport button was missing. He even snapped a picture of the console (after the jump), which is where the button is supposed to be.
The missing button was discovered on December 14, 2014 and on December 24, the dealer made things right by special ordering the correct console with the PDK Sport button. Once the dealer receives the new console, it will install it and perform all of the necessary mapping to get his GT3 to its full potential. There’s still no explanation as to how the button got overlooked, but I’m certain Porsche will figure it out and fix the issue immediately.
What’s more, for those of you who think this is an isolated incident, there was a second claim made in the same thread of a missing PDK Sport button. The second issue has yet to be validated or resolved as of December 30, 2014, but I am sure he will get the same treatment as the first.
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Why it matters
When you have a car like the 911 GT3 recalled for catching on fire, you need to make sure there are no more glitches that pop up after fixing the issue. To have a model get delivered to a customer, who shelled out a lot of scratch for the sports car, without the PDK Sport button is ridiculous. Before the car is ever loaded up for delivery, I am certain it undergoes several stages of quality control, so how it Porsche missed the button is a complete mystery. Maybe the QC person didn’t get enough sleep or maybe he was hungover, but that does not excuse this kind of mistake.
What the Console Should Look Like