Porsche Cayenne Engine Problems

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Porsche Cayenne repairs by problem area

Engine (34%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (14%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (9%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (18%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (9%)

Other (8%)

Chart based on 224 repairs.

Porsche Cayenne engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (14%)

$1000 - $2499 (33%)

$500 - $999 (20%)

$100 - $499 (31%)

< $100 (2%)

Chart based on 51 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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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 mi

US $180
replaced all 8 pencil ignition coils myself. No labor cost, just parts. All 8 were cracked. 
96000 mi

US $125
CEL on for small vacuum leak (P0456) in emissions system. Replaced gas cap.  
102000 mi

US $300
lubed gas cap and CEL stayed off since July. 
115000 mi

US $385
fuel tank purge valve and oil mist separator had vacuum leaks 
119000 mi

US $415
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 mi

US $3000
replaced water pump and 2 radiator hoses. Cost $800 
133000 mi

US $225
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 mi

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 mi

US $255
Engine torque arm replaced due to split busing noticed by dealer during 120,000 mile routine maintenance. 
105000 mi

US $2300
Original equipment plastic crossover coolant pipes cracked. Replaced with aluminum pipes. Also, ignition coils all replaced. 

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Porsche Cayenne Engine Problems

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