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 Panamera 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.
What Breaks the Most
Panamera Key Numbers
A Porsche infotainment system lawsuit alleges the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) units received software updates that caused permanent damage to the units. The alleged damage was caused on or about May 21, 2020 and allegedly causes the communication units to constantly activate and deactivate.
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.
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"
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"
Porsche is recalling the 2017-2018 Panamera because software problems are disabling the electric power steering.
Owners say the problem can be momentary or intermittent. Either way there’s no steering around it – a sudden loss of power steering while driving is less than ideal.
keep reading article "Software Problems Are Disabling the Panamera’s Electronic Power Steering"
Porsche didn't provide details about why the software fails, but Panamera dealers will update the power steering control units with updated software.
Brake lines on the front axles of 112 Porsche Panamera vehicles are unprotected, exposing them to water, corrosion, and eventual brake failure.
David Wood has the list of affected vehicles over at CarComplaints.com.
The recall won’t begin until the end of January 2019. They do know that snow + road salt only expedites corrosion, right?keep reading article "Small Number of Panameras Recalled Because of Front Brake Line Corrosion"