1st Gen (2003 – 2010) Porsche Cayenne Problems

The 1st generation of the Cayenne has a cumulative PainRank™ of 2.56. That can be compared against other Porsche generations. Shopping for a Porsche? You could do worse (but you could also do better).

Owners of the 2003–2010 Cayenne model years have sent in 26 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the cooling system (23%) followed by the electrical (15%) and the interior (11%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

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 2004 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2010 2
0.99
2009 3
2.79
2008 2
1.73
2006 6
3.21
2005 2
0.58
2004 11
8.6
2003 0
0.0

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