WF53 – Re-programming All-Wheel Drive Control Unit – 2014-2016 Porsche Macan Turbo

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Model Year: As of 2014 up to 2016

Vehicle Type: Macan Turbo

Concerns: All-wheel drive control unit



This is to inform you of a voluntary Workshop Campaign on the above-mentioned vehicles. There is a possibility that the active all-wheel drive system Porsche Traction Management (PTM) on the affected vehicles will deliver too much propulsion force to the front axle when taking off at full load.

This can put greater strain on the inner joints of the front drive shafts under certain conditions, e.g. when off-road mode is activated. This can result in noises or vibrations in the front axle area.


Action Required:

Re-program all-wheel drive control unit.


When the all-wheel drive control unit is programmed, the PDK control unit is also re-programmed automatically. It takes approx. 5 minutes in total to program the control units.


Affected Vehicles:

The VIN(s) can be checked by using PIWIS Vehicle Information link to verify if the campaign affects the vehicle. This campaign is scope specific to the VIN! Failure to verify in PIWIS may result in an improper repair. This campaign affects 3,318 vehicles in North America.




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For reprogramming and flashing Porsche vehicles without a factory diagnostic device, Porsche recommends the following devices:

Recommended Pass Thru Devices:

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Pass Thru – Check ECU

Pass Thru – ECU Check verifies the vehicle compliance with the latest air polution restrictions of the following organisations:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
California Air Resources Board (CARB).

Pass Thru – Check ECU checks the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) stored in the vehicles Digital Motor Electronic (ECU) against the PAG database.

Pass Thru – Check ECU is free of charge and does not require any login.

How to perform a Pass Thru – ECU Check:

  • Enter the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
  • In case of EPA offical enter the CVN ID.
  • In case of CARB offical enter the Cal ID.
  • Click the “CHECK ECU Version” button.

If the VIN is valid you see:

VIN IS VALID – User has the latest Update

How to find the VIN:

The VIN is labeled inside the windscreen at the bottom right side: see sample.

How to get the CVN ID / Cal ID:

CVN / Cal IDs can be retrieved with a generic scan tool device.


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