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Porsche 911 – message centre displays ‘Engine Fan Failure, Avoid Full Engine Load, Driving Permitted’
A customer is complaining that their 2015 Porsche 911 has an ‘engine fan failure, avoid full engine load, driving permitted’ warning message displayed in the message centre. There are no trouble codes stored in the engine control module fault memory and we have pressurised the cooling system to check for leaks, but all seems to be OK. Do you have any ideas?
Yes, Porsche 911 models up to 20/05/16 suffer with the fault you have described. The problem is likely to be caused by an engine bay cooling fan motor failure due to moisture/corrosion. Check the engine bay cooling fan motors for signs of moisture/corrosion or seizure (Fig 1.1). Replace the engine bay cooling fan motors as necessary. This should rectify the fault.