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What's Wrong with the Porsche Cayenne?

The Porsche Cayenne has a total of 53 complaints. The majority of the complaints involve the cooling system (15%) followed by the engine (15%) and the interior (11%).

We'd recommend avoiding the 2nd generation (2011–2016) which has the worst overall PainRank™ of 4.02

How Cayenne Generations Rank

Gen Model Years Complaints PainRank (?)
2nd Gen Cayenne 2011–2016 27 4.02
1st Gen Cayenne 2003–2010 26 2.56

Worst Overall Cayenne Complaints

Let's take a look at the most common Cayenne complaints submitted to over the years.

The complaints are sorted by their PainRank™ which is a score calculated by combining data points such as 1) how long does it take for the problem to start 2) how much does it cost to fix 3) what rank did owners assign to this problem, etc.

Most Complained About Cayenne Years

A quick look at which years have the highest complaint volumes. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on