2nd Generation (2011—2018) Cayenne Problems

This generations ranks 20th out of 21 Porsche generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (22%), windows (18%), and the transmission (14%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Engine Died 3 complaints at an average of 39,533 miles in the 2011 Porsche Cayenne.
  2. Premature Brake Wear 1 complaints at an average of 21,437 miles in the 2011 Porsche Cayenne.
  3. Overheating 1 complaints at an average of 15,286 miles in the 2011 Porsche Cayenne.

What Cayenne Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Porsche model years.

Watch out for the 2011 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2018 0 1 22 0.0
2017 0 1 36 0.0
2016 3 1 44 2.77
2015 1 2 55 0.65
2014 4 2 53 2.68
2013 4 2 52 3.45
2012 4 3 42 2.88
2011 11 2 22 11.64

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