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2004 Porsche Cayenne Repair Histories

57 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2004 Porsche Cayenne. 22 of these members (38.6%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 102 repairs to 2004 Porsche Cayennes--an average of 1.8 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Chart based on 102 repairs.

2004 Porsche Cayenne repair cost distribution

Chart based on 34 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

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Porsche Cayenne in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2011 - Aug 2011
127000 mi US $1100 Passenger side Air Suspension Strut air bag blew. Dealer wanted to replace both, I refused, told them to rebuild the strut, and they did. 

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2004 Porsche Cayenne 4dr SUV

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

Porsche Cayenne in Virginia, United States
Feb 2008 - Aug 2008
78000 mi   right headlight malfunction warranty repair 
Porsche Cayenne in Texas, United States
Feb 2009 - Mar 2014
56400 mi US $2200 replaced all engine coolant tubes 
58000   replaced driveshaft 
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.  Glove box won't open. Latch is broken. A plastic pin snaps off, causing the latch to stop working. 
102000   lubed gas cap and CEL stayed off since July. 
111700   center console upper lid won't open. Latch assy was dislodged. Entire console assy had to be replaced. 
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. Main battery (under driver's seat) tested bad with various electrical problems like radio changing stations by itself. Replaced main battery. 
122000   Brake booster faulty. The vacuum line on the brake booster was repaired but the trouble light is still on. Power steering pump losing fluid. Inspected again by a Porsche factory mechanic but no solution was found other than to refill the pump with PS fluid.  
127000   trouble code for faulty air quality sensor. Replaced sensor. 
131000   seal below driver's door fell off. Had to order 8 clips and install them to re-fit the seal. hood strut failed to support open hood. Replaced strut. 
132000   replaced air suspension compressor replaced water pump and 2 radiator hoses. Cost $800 
133000   replaced check valve on evap emission system 
135000   replaced vacuum booster and related vacuum lines Control arms and tie-rod ends. 
140000   Smoke test to detect multiple leaks in brake booster vacuum lines. second driveshaft center support bearing to fail. This one lasted 70,000 miles and 4 years. Will replace with aftermarket EPS support collar this time. Driveshaft is a $1200 job. 
147000   Lack of proper heat shielding caused vacuum line assy to crack at multiple points and leak vacuum. Huge loss in gas mileage and failure of brake boost pressure. Foil-backed fiberglass sheet to better protect new line still on order when car totaled. 

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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 Texas, United States
Feb 2011 - Jul 2011
105000 mi US $2300 Original equipment plastic crossover coolant pipes cracked. Replaced with aluminum pipes. Also, ignition coils all replaced. 
Porsche Cayenne in Virginia, United States
Feb 2011 - May 2014
56000 mi   Replaced drive shaft due to vibration. Would not have lasted more than a few more weeks. 
60000   Replaced leaking water pump because adding coolant weekly. Also replaced coolant tubes as preventive maintenance. Rough engine when accelerating, cleaned injectors. Replaced rear hatch switch for cosmetic reasons. 
66000 US $1500 Seal failed causing loss of transmission fluid. 
77000   The starter on this Cayenne made a kazoo noise, only when the engine was cold. It did this from the first day of ownership until sold, 4.5 years later. Never had a problem starting the engine, it was sold as is. 
Porsche Cayenne in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2011 - Mar 2014
51300 mi US $100 Cardan shaft, known issue. 
82000   catastrophic engine failure, cracked cylinder (#3) piston seized, connecting rod smashed piston into valves, connecting rod continued to smash piston into pieces. Vehicle not repaired yet, Porsche NA contacted for engine replacement... 
Porsche Cayenne in North Carolina, United States
May 2011 - Sep 2011
99830 mi US $475 Replaced torn Front Lower Control Arms/Bushing Left and Right 
101000   Growling noise from front differential. Changed front and rear differential fluids along with transfer case ATF. Significantly reduced noise level. Growling noise coming from front axle. Determined Front Differential Gear oil needed to be replaced due to excessive break down. 
Porsche Cayenne in Saskatchewan, Canada
Feb 2011 - Aug 2011
45260 mi C $100 Bought car with engine noise, diagnosed as scuffed cylinder, also have engine coils misfiring and engine oil leak diagnosed as coming from valve cover. Have cost estimate for reman engine at $16,000 and not sure if I will proceed. 
48980   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
Mar 2011 - Aug 2014
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   Engine torque arm replaced due to split busing noticed by dealer during 120,000 mile routine maintenance. 
124500   Replacement of cardan shaft due to vibration 
135300   Driver's side front door latch replaced because interior lights and fuel pump priming didn't work when driver's door opened. 
Porsche Cayenne in Tennessee, United States
Feb 2011 - Mar 2014
66000 mi US $600 cardan shaft replaced 
68000   water accumulating inside body cavity (not cabin interior) Dealer at no charge removed a rubber plug under the car to drain 
68300   RR door lock not working, will repair later Door lock restored after lubrication of actuator 
71700   Cooling tubes leaking/replaced Water pump failed/replaced 
79000   Key replaced after new batteries didn't fix it. It was not communicating to the lock/security system so when I used the manual key inserted into the door handle to open the door the alarm system went off with no way to stop it!  

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