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 Diesel Emissions Cheating
By now you've probably heard that VW cheated on their diesel emissions after advertising them as 'clean diesels.' Let's explore why and the wide-reaching ramifications of that decision.Continue reading article "Porsche Diesel Emissions Cheating"
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 Cayenne Owners Complain About
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
- engine died in the 2011 Cayenne
- transfer case issue in the 2012 Cayenne
- cooling system pipes overheating in the 2006 Cayenne
- plastic coolant lines broke in the 2004 Cayenne
- driveshaft - center carrier bearing failure in the 2004 Cayenne
What Breaks the Most
Cayenne Key Numbers
In dismissing the lawsuit one last time, the judge ruled the plaintiffs do not allege any precise statements, documents or misrepresentations made by Porsche or how such statements misled the plaintiffs.
Porsche Cayenne and Panamera coolant pipes and leaks have caused a proposed class-action lawsuit that alleges the epoxy adhesive falls apart and fails, causing the coolant pipes to separate from the thermostat housings.
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"
How sure are you that your backup camera is showing a real-time photo?
Porsche is recalling the 2019 Cayenne and Cayenne S because drivers are seeing a delayed image of what's behind the SUVs. Porsche hopes a software update will fix the problem starting in April 2019.
A delayed image, what could possibly go wrong? 🙈keep reading article "Cayenne Backup Camera Recalled for Showing Delayed Images"
Porsche vehicles have a software brake pad alert system that warns you when the pads are getting too thin. And it works. Sorta.
The system displays a yellow alert warning message when the pads are worn out, but will never display a CODE RED when the pads are dangerously thin. The recall affects over 14,000 vehicles and will begin in April 2019.keep reading article "Porsche’s Software Brake Pad Alert Only Goes So Far"
The optional ski bags that Porsche sells for its vehicles are being recalled because they keep falling off.
Porsche is recalling 142 vehicles equipped with optional ski bags because the fastening straps may have been manufactured with the wrong thread.keep reading article "Optional Ski Bag Accessory Can Fall Off"
The government has released new settlement details for 83,000 owners of 3.0-liter TDI diesels, and it varies based on if you're driving a Porsche, Audi, or VW.
While some Touareg and Q7 owners will be eligible for buyback options, owners and lessees of 2013-2016 vehicles will be getting a fix that VW says won't affect the performance of their cars. But that's not all they're getting:
"Once the repairs are approved, owners and lessees will keep their vehicles and each receive compensation ranging from $8,539 to $17,614. Former owners of the newer cars will each receive $4,269 to $8,807 in compensation."
Hot dang, even if you don't even own a Porsche Cayenne TDI anymore you may be eligible for significant financial payout. And if you're leasing one, you'll soon be getting a check and the option to get out of your lease early. There's more details on CarComplaints.com.keep reading article "New Settlement Details for 3.0L Cayenne Diesel Owners"
A settlement has been reached for about 83,000 owners of 3-liter TDI vehicles with v6 diesel engines. This will affect any owner of a 2013-2016 Porsche Cayenne diesel.
There are still some details to be ironed out and the agreement won't be final until it's approved by the court.
keep reading article "3-liter Diesel Settlement Reached"
"VW has agreed to recall about 63,000 model year 2013-2016 Audi, Porsche and Volkswagen 3-liter V6 vehicles to fix the emissions systems, dependent on if regulators approve the recall modifications. If the automaker cannot fix the vehicles, a buyback offer will be made and leases will be terminated."
The car is black with the standard beige interior. When I drove the car for the first time I was shocked to discover the total blinding reflection of the dashboard in the windshield. I find this to be completely distracting and unsafe. After almost two weeks, and not hearing from them, I called and spoke to a Customer Commitment Associate.
The dashboard’s image gets reflected on to the interior of windshield, thereby blinding the driver. Recently there while I was driving the vehicle and was behind a Bus, the sun rays were falling on the dash board and the effect was so bad that I just could not drive the vehicle further as nothing was visible through the wind shield.
[A service manager] then asked , 'Well didn't you test drive the car?' I explained that my husband had and the test car had a black interior. He said we could put a mat on the dashboard, and get a pair of sunglasses. He then said that 'Porsche will NOT do anything.'