Manufactured from 2005 to 2012, the Porsche 997 Series has become one of the most recognizable cars in the world. A member of the 911 line, which is already known for its power, speed, and agility, the 997 managed to combine all the wonderful qualities in the different 911 models, becoming the best-selling 911 to date, and wowing some of the harshest critics the world over. A more minor problem associated with the 997 are issues with the windows not closing properly.
The way the issue traditionally manifests itself is with the driver or passenger window, although there are stories where the rear windows also exhibit the same problems. Owners report that the window will suddenly stop when being raised automatically (when the window switch is pulled all the way up), and that it will often begin to retract back down into the door. Do to the relatively complex construction of the 997’s windows, this malfunction could be related to a number of different things.
On the one hand, it might be that there is a problem with the various cables and motors that cause the window to rise. If this is the case, you will likely hear grinding sounds, and the window will also exhibit trouble going down. On the other hand, it could be a faulty sensor in the window that is communicating block in the passage when there is no block. Because the 997’s windows come equipped with a safety feature that prevents them from closing on any obstruction, an incorrectly perceived window jam would cause the window to retract as well.
Taking your 997 to a trained Porsche service technician will give someone a chance to examine your window and determine the precise cause for any and all problems, and they’ll be able to fix the issue and have your windows perfectly working in no time at all.
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