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Porsche Cayenne Engine Problems and Repair Histories

213 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Porsche Cayenne. 36 of these members (16.9%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 33 engine repairs to Porsche Cayennes--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Porsche Cayenne problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Porsche Cayenne problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Porsche Cayenne problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Porsche Cayenne repairs by problem area

33% of the Porsche Cayenne repairs were to the engine, 18% to the transmission, 8% to the brakes, 9% to the suspension, 12% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 10% to the body and trim, and 9% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 99 repairs.

Porsche Cayenne engine repair cost distribution

Of the Porsche Cayenne engine repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 44% cost between $100 and $499, 22% between $500 and $999, 22% between $1000 and $2499, and 11% more than $2500.

Chart based on 27 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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Repair costs are in local units.

2004 Porsche Cayenne 4dr SUV

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

Porsche Cayenne in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2011 112000    
 
Porsche Cayenne in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
2200 replaced all engine coolant tubes 
180 replaced all 8 pencil ignition coils myself. No labor cost, just parts. All 8 were cracked. 
96000 125 CEL on for small vacuum leak (P0456) in emissions system. Replaced gas cap.  
102000 300 lubed gas cap and CEL stayed off since July. 
115000 385 fuel tank purge valve and oil mist separator had vacuum leaks 
119000 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 3000 replaced water pump and 2 radiator hoses. Cost $800 
133000 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

Porsche Cayenne in Saskatchewan, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2011 44640    
48980 0 Engine has scuffed cylinder and cracked coil packs. Estimated cost to replace engine now $27,000, so car has been sold as is. 
Porsche Cayenne in Colorado, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2011 79000    
87000 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 255 Engine torque arm replaced due to split busing noticed by dealer during 120,000 mile routine maintenance. 
123000  
Porsche Cayenne in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2011 104000    
105000 2300 Original equipment plastic crossover coolant pipes cracked. Replaced with aluminum pipes. Also, ignition coils all replaced. 
114000  

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