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Every Porsche vehicle has problems, some just have more than others.

PainRank combines owner data, recall frequency, vehicle age, and other factors to give you a guide about which vehicles are a pain-in-the-butt to own. We’ve also ranked Porsche generations, so you can get a better sense of which vehicles and model years you should avoid like the plague.

911

Score 0.43

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 28
  • Investigations 24
  • TSBs 137

Boxster

Score 3.6

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 32
  • Investigations 1
  • TSBs 258

Cayenne

Score 4.78

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 18
  • Investigations 21
  • TSBs 218

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 0
  • Investigations 0
  • TSBs 0

Macan

Score N/A

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 2
  • Investigations 0
  • TSBs 12

Panamera

Score 2.18

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 3
  • Investigations 0
  • TSBs 86

Panamera Hybrid

Score N/A

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 0
  • Investigations 0
  • TSBs 0

Answers to the most frequently asked questions

What is PainRank™? Where Does it Come From?

PainRank™ is a CarComplaints.com algorithm that uses complaint data from owners (the average mileage of failures, the cost to make repairs, etc), relative complaints analysis, sales numbers, NHTSA data, & owners’ own vehicle rankings to come up with a number representing how much pain a car inflicts on its owners. The higher the PainRank™ score, the more painful a car is to own (typically).

What Are Vehicle Generations?

Generations are groups of model years where the vehicles are continuously produced, use similar engineering, and share features. Generational data is not always cut-and-dry – manufacturers might not always release generation information, some generations might last longer in different countries, and various trim levels and model variants can make the whole thing confusing. We do our best but make no guarantees about our generation data. When in doubt, we stick with data about US models.

What is NHTSA Data?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is a government agency dedicated to keeping the roads safer by conducting investigations into potential problems, recalling safety issues, and tracking technical service bulletins issued by automakers.