hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,465 miles

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problem #7

Apr 192019


  • 76,253 miles
I got the Cayenne from 2012 in 01/17/2017 tree days after buying the SUV transfer case was not working correctly, when shifting to 3rd gear noise and lost of power this at 39,273 miles repair was done now only 20,000 miles later same problem. When I called Porsche dealer to check on warranty there is none and they also let me know that this would be 3rd time that tc has been change and that they would charge $4,775 to repair.

- Davenport, FL, USA

problem #6

Mar 012019


  • miles
Transfer case in the rear jerking loss of power and noises in the gears 2-4

- Livingston, NJ, USA

problem #5

Mar 092018


  • 54,000 miles
Transfer case failure. Causes intermittent rough stuttering when depressing gas pedal on highway especially on incline. Car dealer did not detect problem when performing diagnostics. Went to another dealer service location. Service representative drove the car and quickly confirmed the cause is a transfer case failure. We were told our car can stall at anytime which is a clear safety hazard. After a lot of research, we found out transfer case failure is a consistent and recurring issue for Porsche Cayenne's manufactured in 2011 to 2017.

- Lexington, MA, USA

problem #4

Jan 082018


  • 69,000 miles
It is a very common problem for 2011+ Cayenne that has the transfer case problem. The car won't accelerate smoothly during 1-2 gear and 3-4-5 gear. It is very dangerous while trying to merge on the freeway. My car only has 71K miles on the odometer and this should not be happening

- Bellflower, CA, USA

problem #3

Oct 032017


  • 20,000 miles
Car had a skipping feeling when driving especially when turning. Vehicle has only 20,000 miles and transfer box has to be replaced. They charged me $4660.47 for the replacement claiming the five year warranty expired. The car is always garaged and used during the winter. When I complained to Porsche they sent me a check for $950.

- Southampton, NY, USA

problem #2

Feb 222017


  • 120,000 miles
Camshaft adjuster bolts failed... vehicle lost power while driving, including braking system and power steering. Porsche recalled some 2011S, but no 2012 were recalled for the same problem. I have kept the faulty parts which match part number with known defect. Porsche would not honor goodwill or any discount, even with proof of matching numbers per the manufacturer.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #1

Feb 232017


  • miles
Porsche Cayenne 2012. Has transmission casing issues and they are not recalling it! had transmission casing replaced with unmodified part and in less that 25K its broken again. Worry about my safety on the road as im traveling with kids and elderly a lot. They covered first emplacement as the vehicle was under warranty, but refuse to cover second replacement labor costs! its unacceptable! Porsche does not honor their quality, when the part was replaced unmodified in 2015, they were fully aware that this would be a problem down the road and sure enough, it is!! $650 dollars in labor must have been covered as was the second replacement part!!

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA