PCM Constantly Reboots
A 2020 software update to the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) infotainment system caused the unit to constantly reboot, leading to concerns about fried harddrives and drained batteries.Continue reading article "PCM Constantly Reboots"
Blinding Dashboard Glare
Porsche has a glaring problem according to a lawsuit filed by two California residents. The duo claims Porsche's beige-colored dashboards produce a dangerous amount of glare on the windshields. Should've went with the black interior, I gu…Continue reading article "Blinding Dashboard Glare"
Porsche Coolant Leaks
Owners have noticed coolant leaking from the thermostat housing, intake manifold, water pump, and busted coolant pipes. After being sued 8 times Porsche, reluctantly, agreed to a settlement for some owners.Continue reading article "Porsche Coolant Leaks"
What Owners Complain About the Most
Sorting out which topics, problems, and model years have the most overall complaints from owners on CarComplaints.com.
Worst Issues view all problems
- engine died in the 2011 Cayenne
- ims failure in the 2002 Boxster
- transfer case issue in the 2012 Cayenne
- cooling system pipes overheating in the 2006 Cayenne
- intermediate shaft bearing failed in the 2003 Boxster
- cam shaft bolts sheared off in the 2011 Panamera
- plastic coolant lines broke in the 2004 Cayenne
What Breaks the Most view all topics
An investigation will look into 10 complaints of total loss of power while driving the 2020-2021 Porsche Taycan.
The luxury EV is equipped with two batteries, an 800-volt for the heavy lifting and a 12-volt auxillary battery. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) wants to know if a loss of charge in the 12V battery can deactivate the car's entire electrical system. A sudden loss of power is a killer for any vehicle, but feels particularly bad in a car that relies solely on electricity.keep reading article "Porsche's EV Under Investgation for Sudden and Complete Power Loss"
Porsche thinks the connecting rods can fail in some 2021 models, leading to a recall of 120 vehicles.
The connecting rods hold the pistons to the crankshaft so you can probably imagine why busted ones are a big deal. Hint: it starts with oil leaks and ends with catastrophic engine failure.…keep reading article "2021 Vehicles Recalled for Connecting Rod Failure"
A Cayenne owner in California is suing Porsche for squealing brakes that bring unwanted attention.
Specifcally, the plaintiff mentions police attention and how they associate the squeals withkeep reading article "Cayenne Owner Says Squealing Brakes Brings Extra Police Attention"
high-speed driving and racing.It might also have something to do with driving a car that can from 0-to-60 faster than you can say misdemeanor.…
Porsche appears to have sent out a software update to their infotainment systems that causes them to constantly reboot.
That's annoying enough on its own, but according to a new lawsuit the never-ending reboots also do fun things like drain the car's battery and spin the infotainment's harddrive into a death spiral. Oh and just for good measure each reboot produces a loud static POP to drive home the point that failure is inevtiable.…keep reading article "Sirius Infotainment Update is Causing Constant Porsche Infotainment Reboots"
The side-impact airbag sensors weren’t properly tightened in just over 400 Porsche vehicles .
Without the proper tension, the sensors may not trigger the airbags to deploy in a crash. Porsche dealerships will tighten things up in a recall expected to begin on May 5th.keep reading article "Loose Airbag Sensors Need to be Tightened "
The best way to find out what's wrong with a vehicle is from the people who drive them. Not only do owner complaints help us rank vehicles by reliability, but they're often used to spark class-action lawsuits and warranty extensions. Plus, they're a great way to vent.