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Porsche Cayenne Engine Problems

248 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Porsche Cayenne. 31 of these members (12.5%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 55 engine repairs to Porsche Cayennes--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Porsche Cayenne problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Chart based on 176 repairs.

Porsche Cayenne engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 36 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Porsche Cayenne repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.

2004 Porsche Cayenne 4dr SUV

turbocharged 450hp 4.5L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range

56400 mi US $2200 replaced all engine coolant tubes 
60400   replaced all 8 pencil ignition coils myself. No labor cost, just parts. All 8 were cracked. 
96000   CEL on for small vacuum leak (P0456) in emissions system. Replaced gas cap.  
102000   lubed gas cap and CEL stayed off since July. 
115000   fuel tank purge valve and oil mist separator had vacuum leaks 
119000   large vacuum leak causing CEL to stay on. Gas mileage dropped from 18 mpg to 14 mpg. Replaced the gas tank vent (purge) valve assembly on the front of the engine. 
132000   replaced water pump and 2 radiator hoses. Cost $800 
133000   replaced check valve on evap emission system 

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2004 Porsche Cayenne 4dr SUV

340-horsepower 4.5L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range

49600 mi   Engine has scuffed cylinder and cracked coil packs. Estimated cost to replace engine now $27,000, so car has been sold as is. 
87000 US $1384 The primary fuel pump was replaced because the car was losing power and not running properly Water pump replaced due to excessive noise - dealer felt that failure was impending 
122000   Engine torque arm replaced due to split busing noticed by dealer during 120,000 mile routine maintenance. 
105000 US $2300 Original equipment plastic crossover coolant pipes cracked. Replaced with aluminum pipes. Also, ignition coils all replaced. 

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