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2008 Porsche Cayman repairs by problem area

Engine (26%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (1%)

Suspension and Steering (11%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (25%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (24%)

Other (3%)

Chart based on 72 repairs.
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2008 Porsche Cayman repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (15%)

$500 - $999 (15%)

$100 - $499 (16%)

< $100 (50%)

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Chart based on 62 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2008 Porsche Cayman 2dr Hatch

295-horsepower 3.4L H6 6-speed manual RWD

Porsche Cayman in Texas, United States
Dec 2010 - Mar 2018
Aug 2011

28400 mi
Replaced windshield due to leaky seal. 
Jul 2012

33000 mi

US $170
Driver door squeaks 
Mar 2015

44000 mi

US $149
Battery died over the winter break. Had to replace. 
Porsche Cayman in Texas, United States
May 2012 - Jun 2015
May 2012

42000 mi

US $3000
Clutch and flywheel replacement 
Aug 2012

42300 mi
2 ignition coils replaced under warranty Control arms rattled 
Jan 2015

US $1800
Flywheel, pressure plate, clutch, clutch release fork all replaced 
Porsche Cayman in Washington, United States
Oct 2013 - Mar 2018
Oct 2013

44000 mi
Rear TPMS replaced 
Porsche Cayman in California, United States
Sep 2011 - Jun 2014
Oct 2011

13800 mi

US $170
Replace Battery 
Aug 2013

44000 mi

US $800
Air oil separater failed 
Porsche Cayman in Utah, United States
Aug 2011 - Jan 2013
Nov 2011

24300 mi
Drivers side window sometimes wouldn't fully close when door shut. Microswitch adjusted and problem fixed. Back hatch made noise. Latch tightened which fixed problem. 
Jun 2012

29000 mi
Rattle under the car at 2200 and 3400 RPM. Dealer replaced sport exhaust under warranty. Rattle is still present. 
Porsche Cayman in Texas, United States
Nov 2009 - Sep 2013
Aug 2012

33700 mi
Clutch sensor. Replaced under warranty. Trunk release switch failed. Replaced by warranty. 
Aug 2013

42600 mi

US $200
Replaced passenger visor/mirror. 
Porsche Cayman in Ohio, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2018
Mar 2010

8200 mi
Replaced headliner. Factory original began to seperate between plies. 
Nov 2011

13300 mi
Intermittant "Coolant Low" warning light over period of 2-weeks. Dealer found radiator cap "not fully tightened" and evaporated coolant around threads of cap. Added coolant. Returned vehicle. Radio diversity fault corrected when shop was trouble-shooting an inetermittant radio "lock-up" feature. Dealer could not replicate the lock-up, but did correct the diversity fault. 
Sep 2013

21000 mi

US $800
Shift linkage was squeaking--lubed. both headlight-units are fogging/hazing on inside surface of plastic. Shop acknowledged issue--but since vehicle is out of warranty/un-repairable, only option was to replace both headlamp unit assemblies. 
Jun 2018

32000 mi

US $510
Replaced headliner. 
Porsche Cayman in California, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2018
Sep 2012

25000 mi
Door for cup holder not latching. Battery not holding charge; "old" battery. 
Apr 2015

45500 mi

US $200
Passenger power mirror not movable with power controls. Looks like very expensive control electronics not functioning. Fortunately, I can live with the issue because it would otherwise be $1k+ dealer visit. 
Dec 2015

49000 mi

US $1200
Water pump for cooling system 
May 2016

51000 mi

US $600
Air-to-oil separator failed, sucking oil through engine intake and blowing clouds of smoke. 
Porsche Cayman in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2013 - Sep 2017
Dec 2013

60140 mi
TPMS antenna 
Porsche Cayman in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2008 - Jun 2018
Mar 2008

3000 mi
Replace roof liner due to rattle - warranty. 
Apr 2010

27000 mi
One of two radiator cooling fans located in the front on the car stopped working. I noticed cooling fan was running much more frequently. Dealer diagnosed this was due to remaining fan making up for non working fan and replaced under warranty. 
Aug 2010

30000 mi
Carbon canister and charcoal filter (part of fuel evaporative system) was replaced under warranty. 
Jul 2011

43000 mi
Switch located inside passenger compartment used to open front trunk stopped working. Switch was replaced by dealer under warranty. 
May 2012

49700 mi

US $500
Outer drivers side CV boot leaking grease. R and R of both drivers side CV boots was completed. 
Jun 2012

50000 mi

US $600
Failure of air-oil separator (AOS). Replaced with OEM part. 
Jan 2016

52300 mi

US $25
Interior door handle mechanism partially broke, allowing door to still be opened, but handle would not fully retract. 
Mar 2018

92000 mi

US $650
A pressure sensor for the AC system failed, causing faulty pressure readings and instructing the radiator and engine compartment fans to run on high at all times. The diagnosis was not straight-forward, as sensor is not a typical maintenance/repair item. Sensor was replaced and AC recharged. 
Porsche Cayman in Hawaii, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
Jan 2018

39000 mi

US $190
replaced battery 
Mar 2018

40000 mi
tpms sensors not functioning. replaced under warranty 
Porsche Cayman in California, United States
Jan 2015 - Sep 2016
Nov 2015

42000 mi

US $2700
Clutch sensor throwing codes 
Porsche Cayman in Wisconsin, United States
Jun 2016 - Dec 2017
Oct 2017

34000 mi

US $200
Full flush with race fluid after track day 
Porsche Cayman in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2015 - Jun 2018
Feb 2018

58000 mi

US $17000
Car was taken in for a steering fluid leak and coolant leaking into the oil fill. Car was found to have warped cylinder heads and badly scored engine cylinders. Engine rear block was replaced, cylinder heads milled, fluid leak fixed. Car was purchased used so issues may have been due to how first owner drove it. 
Porsche Cayman in California, United States
Nov 2015 - Jan 2018
Nov 2016

50600 mi

US $2300
Engine mount had shorn. Replaced engine mount. 
Jan 2018

55000 mi

US $1700
Clutch and bearings. 

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2008 Porsche Cayman 2dr Hatch

295-horsepower 3.4L H6 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Porsche Cayman in California, United States
Nov 2011 - Jun 2018
Dec 2012

43000 mi

US $55
Mechanic checked car for known issues. Found that coolant settling tank cap was not holding up pressure correctly. 

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2008 Porsche Cayman 2dr Hatch

245-horsepower 2.7L H6 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Porsche Cayman in Delaware, United States
Jun 2011 - Nov 2016
Nov 2014

47000 mi

US $380
Transmission pan seal was leaking and needed to be replaced. 
Jan 2016

46300 mi

US $700
replace water pump 
Mar 2016

58000 mi

US $270
Replaced driver side visor, would not stay up. 
Nov 2016

61000 mi
The power steering rack needed to be replaced and dealer could not find one in the country to replace the faulty one. 

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2008 Porsche Cayman 2dr Hatch

245-horsepower 2.7L H6 5-speed manual RWD

Porsche Cayman in California, United States
Nov 2014 - Oct 2017
Jul 2015

62000 mi

US $1100
tire pressure monitoring system sensors 
Porsche Cayman in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2017 - Mar 2018
Feb 2018

58500 mi

US $1200
Waterpump failed - had to have car towed and repaired. 
Porsche Cayman in Illinois, United States
Sep 2009 - Dec 2012
Sep 2009

6000 mi
Reprogram body computer to allow remote to open the hatch. 
Jul 2010

9000 mi
Ordered new steering colummn control unit because cruise control was inoperative. Steering column control unit replaced after part came in. 
Porsche Cayman in Great Britain
Sep 2009 - Feb 2018
Oct 2009

13000 mi
Recirculation fan flap not closing correctly 
Aug 2010

17000 mi
Glove box damping cylinder squeaking Rusty wheel nuts replaced Squeaky suspension when turning steering wheel at low speeds 
Sep 2010

18000 mi
Both front dampers and top suspension mounts were replaced. Dampers were badly worn. 
Jan 2015

67000 mi
Clutch pedal switch replaced 
Dec 2015

61000 mi

£100
Rear hatch struts needed replacing due to rattling and loss of support 
Porsche Cayman in Texas, United States
Sep 2009 - Mar 2012
Nov 2009

16000 mi
Dashboard cupholder door would not close. Loose bolt in steering wheel column and steering rack joint. 
Mar 2010

24000 mi
Defective right front strut mount was replaced. 
Jun 2010

27000 mi
Worn left front strut mount replaced. 
Mar 2011

30000 mi
Replace car horn, low tone out. Rattle on seat belt retractor cover. 
Porsche Cayman in Alabama, United States
Dec 2014 - Nov 2016
Nov 2015

22000 mi

US $5
Replaced brake light bulb 
Nov 2016

27000 mi

US $1700
The power driver's seat stopped working. The technician reset the the ECU. Charged $260 for two hours of diagnostics. The reset was free. 
Porsche Cayman in Arizona, United States
Nov 2016 - Apr 2017
Nov 2016

75000 mi

US $1400
AOS failure leading to loss of oil. 
Porsche Cayman in North Carolina, United States
May 2013 - Dec 2013
Aug 2013

39900 mi
RMS leak repaired under CPO warranty 
Porsche Cayman in British Columbia, Canada
Sep 2012 - Sep 2016
Sep 2013

49600 mi

C $1400
Water pump replaced due to noisy bearing. Thermostat also done at same time. 
Porsche Cayman in Oregon, United States
Dec 2011 - Dec 2012
Feb 2012

37400 mi
Replaced headliner due to adhesive failure along passenger door trim. 

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2007 Porsche Cayman

Engine not specified

Porsche Cayman in Great Britain
Mar 2014 - Mar 2014
Mar 2014

79000 mi

£250
jammmed caliper- replaced along with pads leak from front radiator 

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2007 Porsche Cayman 2dr Hatch

295-horsepower 3.4L H6 6-speed manual RWD

Porsche Cayman in Texas, United States
Nov 2016 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

72000 mi

US $40
Removed driver's side interior door trim and replaced loose door handle lever. 
Mar 2017

77000 mi

US $450
Torn driver's side outer and inner CV joint boots. Boots replaced and CV joints regreased. Repaired in 03/2017. 
Oct 2017

87000 mi

US $325
Collapsed cloth headliner replaced with custom suede. A-pillar trip also wrapped in suede. 
Feb 2018

95000 mi

US $18
Passenger side low beam bulb burnt out. Both passenger and driver's side low beam bulbs replaced with new H7 halogen bulbs. 
Porsche Cayman in Ohio, United States
Sep 2011 - Dec 2013
Nov 2013

38000 mi

US $1800
Engine cylinder suffered oil starvation in one of the cylinders. The engine was a complete loss. 
Porsche Cayman in Missouri, United States
Dec 2016 - Mar 2019
Apr 2017

57000 mi

US $2200
Clutch replacement. The clutch plate was worn, the pressure plate was also bad, some of the "fingers" were not as springy as the rest. And, the flywheel was bad. These have a dual mass flywheel and the rubber center was worn out. 
Porsche Cayman in Tennessee, United States
Nov 2010 - Jul 2013
Dec 2010

45137 mi

US $106
replace right front grill and left rear wheel deflector 
Jan 2012

55000 mi

US $3200
Worn friction plate, replaced clutch, flywheel, rear main seal. Re-seal leaking intermediate shaft flange. 
Porsche Cayman in California, United States
Sep 2012 - Feb 2016
Nov 2012

61435 mi

US $920
Mechanic noticed the water pump weeping coolant. Replaced the pump, the gasket, and the coolant. 
Mar 2014

70000 mi

US $1800
Clutch seized. Replaced clutch and resurfaced flywheel. 
Porsche Cayman in Virginia, United States
Feb 2014 - Feb 2016
Mar 2015

47000 mi

US $350
Water pump failure. Noticed seepage and small amount of play in bearing during my annual service. I replaced with new Porsche pump and refilled with Porsche coolant 
Porsche Cayman in North Carolina, United States
Nov 2012 - May 2019
Dec 2012

31000 mi

US $2800
Replaced Clutch Assembly after only 30k miles. The clutch spring failed which in turn damaged the pressure plate. We had to order an entire clutch kit to replace the unit. Battery finally died. 
Jun 2013

34000 mi

US $900
Window motor switch failed on both driver and passenger side. Both needed to be replaced. 
Sep 2013

34000 mi

US $150
Tail light burned out. Took almost two hours in the shop to repair. 
Apr 2017

34000 mi

US $150
Door handle inner-mechanism snapped. Had to replace to restore function. 
Jul 2018

35000 mi

US $500
Passenger side window regulator failure and replacement. 
Porsche Cayman in California, United States
Aug 2015 - Jul 2018
Sep 2015

61000 mi

US $164
Car would not start, battery was dated from 2007 and would not hold a charge, battery was replaced with new one. 
Jul 2016

65300 mi

US $200
The headliner adhesive stopped working and the headliner started to droop. 
Sep 2016

67000 mi

US $102
The air/oil separator on the intake broke causing a check engine light for lean condition at idle and a loud howling noise when off the gas. 
Porsche Cayman in California, United States
Oct 2016 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

47000 mi

US $2500
Replaced clutch and pressure plate 
Porsche Cayman in Nevada, United States
May 2010 - Sep 2011
Jul 2010

25000 mi

US $1200
fuel smell 
Sep 2011

40000 mi

US $1000
Leak in power steering lines at the rack.  
Porsche Cayman in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2018
Jun 2013

37000 mi

US $400
Faulty engine oil temperature sensor. Diagnosed in one visit, ordered the part, returned for repair at a second visit. Repair took less than 4 hours. 
Nov 2017

62000 mi
Clutch spring plate (?) had a broken tooth, so car wouldn't shift easily. Diagnosed in one day, waited a day for parts, repaired in another day or so. Independent garage, not dealership. 
Porsche Cayman in Maryland, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2018
Jan 2014

38000 mi

US $598
Tire pressure sensors in all wheels had to be replaced. 
Oct 2014

34200 mi
Condensate tray hose plugged up 
Porsche Cayman in Tennessee, United States
May 2010 - Jul 2016
Sep 2011

23000 mi
Replaced the cup holder, door would not stay shut. Also front tires. Left front had ripples along the side wall, Michelin would not replace. Right front had slow leak due to nail. Replaced windshield wipers. Total $1787. 
Nov 2014

33000 mi

US $1548
Replaced all TPC's Replace fog lamp in left rear. 
Mar 2016

35000 mi

US $30
Replaced cracked gas cap. 
Porsche Cayman in Missouri, United States
May 2010 - Oct 2016
Aug 2010

19400 mi
Passenger window would intermittently not go all the way up in auto mode. Lubed and inspected by dealer which fixed problem to 95%  
May 2011

26000 mi

US $250
replacement of left front tie rod. 
Nov 2014

59000 mi

US $2200
replaced clutch and flywheel 
Porsche Cayman in Montana, United States
Aug 2010 - Mar 2018
Oct 2010

24000 mi
Headlight aiming performed 

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2007 Porsche Cayman 2dr Hatch

295-horsepower 3.4L H6 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Porsche Cayman in Maryland, United States
Nov 2010 - Sep 2017
Mar 2011

56000 mi

US $380
right door window not going all the way up after dooor is closed 
Porsche Cayman in Virginia, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2018
Nov 2014

47000 mi

US $2000
RMS Seal leak. 
Dec 2017

57000 mi

US $800
Window motor was showing signs of failure. Was replaced. 
Porsche Cayman in California, United States
Feb 2012 - May 2013
Jul 2012

43300 mi

US $600
NOT FIXED> Window cycles 2-15 times 1/2' up and down. Cruise control failed. Main switch requires replacement. 
Oct 2012

45300 mi

US $600
Window cycles up and down. Previously replaced door lock - no cure. Problem now traced to window motor and governor - replaced and fixed. Cruise control main switch failed. Replaced 
Porsche Cayman in Texas, United States
Apr 2014 - Nov 2016
Jun 2014

46000 mi

US $350
DME would not read. Reset in safe mode. All is fine now. Topped off coolant. 
Dec 2014

49000 mi

US $3300
Heads reman'd, new coils/piston/plugs/etc, + new head gaskets. 
Jan 2016 Water pump leak +  O2 sensor replacement. Under previous repair warranty. 

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2007 Porsche Cayman 2dr Hatch

245-horsepower 2.7L H6 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Porsche Cayman in Washington, United States
Sep 2010 - Apr 2011
Mar 2011

23000 mi
Coolant sensor replaced 

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2007 Porsche Cayman 2dr Hatch

245-horsepower 2.7L H6 5-speed manual RWD

Porsche Cayman in California, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2011
Jul 2009

31000 mi
Leaking coolant pump. Was fixed under warranty. 
Porsche Cayman in Malta
Aug 2013 - Apr 2018
Mar 2017

27280 mi

€4680
A/C had a leak pipes on side of car were replaced and radiators were replaced. All original parts it took 6 days because parts were directly sent from Germany. 
Porsche Cayman in Washington, United States
Aug 2014 - Feb 2015
Sep 2014

74000 mi

US $361
Balanced wheels, fixed front bumper 
Porsche Cayman in California, United States
Sep 2011 - Sep 2015
Jan 2014

66700 mi

US $1700
Water pump failed. 60k Mile Maintenance 
Jan 2015

67000 mi

US $150
Noise when turning steering wheel 
Sep 2015

68000 mi

US $1200
air oil separator failed. 
Porsche Cayman in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2010 - Apr 2014
Sep 2012

36000 mi
Squeaking noise during low speed steering. Dealer replaced strut bearing/ bushings. 
Jan 2014

49200 mi

US $140
Replaced ignition module 
Porsche Cayman in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2018
Aug 2010

22000 mi
2nd gear synchronizer failure. Lost teeth. Told it was OK to drive, while awaiting parts. Then 3 rd and 4th started to go. On follow up trip the transmission was replaced with a refurb unit under warranty. 
Dec 2015

73000 mi

US $1600
Safety inspection determined need to replace two tie rods. 
Sep 2016

78000 mi

US $265
Battery finally died after having it for seven years. 
Oct 2017

83320 mi

US $1500
Brake rotors and pads worn below specs and replaced all four. During routine maintenance review found water pump was leaking 
Porsche Cayman in Texas, United States
- Jul 2010
Jul 2010 Noise coming from the A/C vent to the left of the stereo. still not fixed so it will go back soon. I was told it was reinsulated. 
Porsche Cayman in Alberta, Canada
Dec 2013 - Mar 2016
Jul 2015

57660 mi

C $135
Replace bolt snapped off by owner 
Porsche Cayman in Utah, United States
Jul 2011 - May 2014
Jun 2012

40000 mi

US $1131
spoiler switch 
Apr 2013

42000 mi

US $720
Replace all four (4) tire pressure monators 
Apr 2014

44000 mi
Replace battery 
Porsche Cayman in South Carolina, United States
Mar 2011 - Jul 2016
Jul 2012

26000 mi
Right front and left rear TPC sensors failed and were replaced under warranty 
Dec 2012

28000 mi

US $242
Battery went dead and would not hold a charge 
Nov 2014

35000 mi

US $300
TPS sensor replaced on two wheels 
Jul 2016

42000 mi
The headliner fabric separated from the backing material 
Porsche Cayman in Oregon, United States
Aug 2013 - Aug 2014
Feb 2014

19000 mi
Rear hatch rattle. Dealer removed hatch and adjusted lift shocks. 
Jun 2014

20000 mi

US $215
Replaced faulty horn. Tire pressure monitor failed. 
Porsche Cayman in Oklahoma, United States
Sep 2011 - Mar 2018
Jul 2013

17000 mi
Tire Pressure Sensors were bad and replaced. 
Dec 2013

18000 mi
Fuel Vapor Canister Replaced 
Jun 2017

26000 mi

US $250
Check engine light popped on. Found to be nothing. Just a hiccup. (I hope) Oil change. 
Porsche Cayman in New York, United States
Jul 2011 - Jan 2017
Mar 2012

68000 mi

US $1100
Water pump  Loss of power steering 
Aug 2014

84000 mi
short in preamplifier caused heavy bass sound. Need to disconnect amplifier 
Oct 2014

88000 mi

US $800
tire pressure monitors all went bad, need to have them replaced. 

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2006 Porsche Cayman 2dr Hatch

295-horsepower 3.4L H6 6-speed manual RWD

Porsche Cayman in Virginia, United States
Nov 2010 - Sep 2015
Dec 2010

109000 mi

US $250
Low coolant light came on. Owner added water to top off the coolant level. First trip to a repair shop discovered a leak in the lower coolant hose connector. Connector and hose were ordered. Previously ordered parts were installed. 
Dec 2011

136000 mi

US $400
Alternator failed and was replaced. 
Mar 2012

142000 mi

US $395
The car would not idle properly and was burning oil. The air oil separator was replaced. 
May 2012

146000 mi

US $280
The ignition switch was going bad and needed to be replaced. The spring on the driver's side interior door handle came off. The door panel was removed and the spring was put back but it was obvious that the axle bearing (the part containing the spring) needs to be replaced. 
Jun 2012

148000 mi

US $40
The axle bearings on both doors broke and were replaced by owner. 
Aug 2013

172300 mi

US $450
Clutch was replaced to eliminate a squeak but the flywheel was damaged and was also replaced. 3 of the 6 ignition coils were cracked and were replaced by the shop that had done the clutch replacement. 
Sep 2013

173000 mi
Sadly, after all this the vibrations are still there. I suspect a motor mount. A different shop has told me (after diagnosing the car) that it is either 1) a bad flywheel, 2) misalignment of the transmission/engine or 3) a motor mount. 
Mar 2015

178000 mi

US $35
The car was displaying some vibrations around 2300 rpm. I decided to replace the motor mount. I purchased the motor mount insert and pressed it into the old bracket. The rubber in the old mount had actually torn. 
Porsche Cayman in Texas, United States
Dec 2010 - Mar 2012
Jan 2011

16000 mi
Interior rattle in back behind passenger. Trim and covers in front trunk not secured and fasteners not functioning properly. 
Mar 2011

18000 mi
Rattle behind passenger. Sounds like rear hatch when going over bumps. Checked TSB on hatch internal weight thumping. Very noticeable squeak coming from right exterior of car when crossing sharp bumps. Dealer service tech listened to car from outside when driven over bump. Identified source at right front. Replaced strut. 
May 2011

19000 mi
The driver seat height adjusting mechanism was running down beyond its limit and popping when reaching the end of its threads. The seat lowering mechanism was replaced. The horn stopped functioning properly. It was explained that the horn gets replaced often due to its location being very wet from rain and car washes. The horn was replaced. There is a rattle behind the passenger seat which maybe the hatch. It seems to become less obtrusive when the body is hot and the hatch is adjusted. The technician was not able to replicate the noise. 
Dec 2011

23000 mi
Same rattle from interior rear behind passenger. The stick shift was getting difficult to operate and there was crunching in second gear. The radio knobs were dissolving, becoming sticky and soft. 
Porsche Cayman in Colorado, United States
Jan 2011 - Sep 2014
Sep 2011

48000 mi

US $1200
Check engine condition, run compression test for base line. Recomended change plugs as long as they were out for compression test and replaced ignition coils as were starting to show some signs of cracking on one or two coils 
Porsche Cayman in Minnesota, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2019
Jun 2010

38000 mi

US $2000
Water pump leak Rear main seal leak. 
Sep 2010

40000 mi

US $500
Replaced wiring harness for illuminated door sills. Reflashed to enable heated seats, homelink, headlight washers. 
Nov 2010

40600 mi

US $600
Replaced illuminated Door sill 
May 2016

58300 mi

US $3000
Replaced clutch, including flywheel. Front left wheel bearing 
Sep 2016

60000 mi

US $600
Water pump bearing failing. Pump was previously replaced, and only had 25000 miles on it. Replaced thermostat as well while cooling system was open. 
Porsche Cayman in Great Britain
Feb 2011 - Mar 2015
Mar 2012

36000 mi

£330
Replace exhaust flange nuts. Corrosion had started on the bolts. 
Feb 2013

41600 mi
Aircon condenser replaced 
Aug 2014

52000 mi
Water pump failing - noisy 
Porsche Cayman in Montana, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2018
Jun 2010

30000 mi

US $800
Actuator in driver's door that drops window slightly when opening/closing. Window would autowind back up prior to closing door. If not noticed, glass struck door frame. Part replaced. Off warranty only a month - dealer refused to meet halfway on cost. 
Aug 2011

40000 mi

US $330
Low tone horn failure, was replaced at my cost. 
Dec 2016

75000 mi

US $2500
Rear PASM shocks Front trunk: hood support shock failing 
Porsche Cayman in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2011 - Jun 2018
Apr 2011

41500 mi

US $550
Cracked front spring (suspension) discovered while car was on lift. Lots of rust on face of crack. Car purchased used less than a month earlier. Dealer agreed to repair (free). Car unsafe to drive w/o repair. Repair took 19 calendar days. Bought car from reputable dealer with 40K miles on it. Part of work dealer did to recondition car was replace battery at 39.5K miles. Battery needed to be replaced again. Car was tested for several days for abnormal slow draws, none found. Car was purchased from reputable dealer at 40K miles. Car was on lift for front tire replacement. Tech noticed lug nut missing and corroded/cracked front left coil spring. Replacement for both front coil springs estimated at $550.  
Oct 2013

50200 mi

US $20
Car rough idled, displayed check engine light. Systems went away, engine light stayed. Read code P0455, evaporative emissions leak. Checked gas gap, noticed cracking on main seal. Replaced gas cap at cost of $20, reset computer. 
May 2014

52000 mi

US $90
Heard rattling coming from aftermarket exhaust system (Agency Power). Source of noise was two muffler bolts that had become loose and ejected themselves. Shop replaced the bolts, which solved problem. 
Dec 2016

56000 mi

US $1100
Engine failure. Rod bearing failure on Cylinder #6. Required full engine rebuild at a cost of $25K USD (included labor for removal, re-installation, and break-in). Symptoms were loud metallic knocking and metal particles in oil filter. Electric air pump for catalytic converters failed. This is an emissions device. Pump became loud (sounded like popcorn popper) then failed, triggering a check engine light. Cost to repair was $1,100 USD w/ labor. 
Dec 2017

60000 mi
Prior engine rebuild performed at 55K miles consumed 1 qt. oil per 450 miles, continuing after break-in period was completed. Car was shipped back to the engine builder to have the motor rebuilt again under the engine builder's warranty. During rebuild, builder noted that the top compression ring on each cylinder showed abnormal wear (likely defective part). They also preemptively replaced valve guides. 
Porsche Cayman in Utah, United States
Aug 2009 - Sep 2010
Sep 2009

20000 mi
Auto up feature didn't work for passenger window. Reflash of computer solved problem. Very minor. 
Porsche Cayman in Oregon, United States
Dec 2009 - Jul 2018
Mar 2010

21000 mi
No AM reception on the radio. Antenna hookup ok, no faults found. A call was made into Porsche North America for recommendations by the service department. I'm currently waiting for a response. 
May 2010

21600 mi
No AM reception was fixed by replacing the antenna 
Nov 2012

28000 mi

US $1300
replaced a leaky water pump replaced a leaky water pump 
Porsche Cayman in California, United States
Feb 2010 - May 2015
Jan 2011

US $1500
Car would not start...dealer could not/did not find problem. they changed all the computer parts they could, never could say what problem was. Returned car as fixed once, but wouldn't restart the next day at a gas station, so went back. Now seems fixed. 
Jan 2015

118000 mi
front lid will not open  
Mar 2015

122000 mi
close starter made noise 
May 2015

122000 mi
my cayman is done..metal in old filter. the bearings are gone and no one can say why.It always was well maintained so who knows ? i was told to get a new engine at $15,000 no way so it will just sit in my garage. 
Porsche Cayman in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2010 - Jan 2013
Dec 2011

13000 mi

US $130
Battery is no longer holding a charge after winter storage 
Porsche Cayman in Florida, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2018
May 2010

6000 mi
Window seal replaced. 
Sep 2010

7000 mi

US $140
Replace passenger electric windows motor 
Sep 2013

18000 mi

US $250
The headliner came loose and had to be replaced. Had it done at a local auto upholstery shop. 
Jul 2016

33200 mi

US $1200
Faulty water pump 
Mar 2018

40000 mi

US $1198
Coil replacement 
Porsche Cayman in Texas, United States
Feb 2014 - Dec 2015
Mar 2014

11000 mi

US $36
The passenger window would drop the appropriate amount when the door handles were pulled, but the window wouldn't go back up when the door was closed. Door lock assembly replacement was recommended. Replaced, but still have problem. The power window motor was replaced and it corrected the problem. 
Porsche Cayman in Sweden
Sep 2015 - Mar 2016
Mar 2016

47120 mi

$80
I took out the driver seat for coloring. I had cut the battery power, but after reassembling the airbag default lamp went on. Porsche dealer reset the fault code . 
Porsche Cayman in Alberta, Canada
Sep 2014 - Mar 2017
Jul 2015

43822 mi

C $65
Car was difficult to start, and smelled like it was running rich. It was especially bad on warm days. Car was difficult to start, and smelled like it was running rich. It was especially bad on warm days. 
Porsche Cayman in Georgia, United States
Feb 2014 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

98000 mi

US $100
Interior door handle was loose which required a new spring I believe. 
Dec 2017

99000 mi

US $900
Shifter cable broke. The cable was around $500 itself. 
Porsche Cayman in Texas, United States
Jul 2015 - Apr 2018
Dec 2017

23000 mi

US $500
Drivers side floppy door handle was fixed Passenger side window controller failed and would not raise or lower window 
Porsche Cayman in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2007 - Oct 2011
Jan 2007

4000 mi
Waited for service (half-day): - Hatch clunks over bumps. Unresolved. - Front wheel needs balancing (unresolved by dealer I fixed at a tire shop). - Exhaust ticks at very low rpm. Resolved (retied?) under warranty. 
Jun 2010

24000 mi
Slight tick at hot idle Very occasional, slight squeak when turning steering wheel right after start up. 
Oct 2011

33000 mi
Tick at hot idle (perhaps valve lifters, perhaps a pulley, who knows?) and a slight whine/squeak to the steering still present when sold. Dealer could never reproduce either. But might just be normal. 
Porsche Cayman in California, United States
Aug 2014 - Aug 2016
Mar 2015

61000 mi

US $1500
Coil packs had cracks and were replaced 
Mar 2016

68000 mi

US $1300
AOS failed suddenly. 2 quarts of oil in intake, lower exhaust, etc. 7 hours of labor removing oil, new spark plugs, new air filter, clean MAF sensor. Engine now ok. 
Porsche Cayman in Illinois, United States
Jul 2014 - Jun 2015
Sep 2014

62000 mi

US $70
Handover procedure was required to enable Homelink and heated seats. This happens occasionally if you get a dead battery. 
Jun 2015

66000 mi

US $170
Starter was noisy. Replaced with NAPA reman. 
Porsche Cayman in California, United States
Dec 2011 - Jan 2012
Jan 2012

25000 mi
window would not go up smoothly 
Porsche Cayman in Texas, United States
Aug 2011 - Feb 2018
Oct 2011

20000 mi

US $760
Driver's side window would not automatically close when the door was shut. Motor was replaced. 
Oct 2014

47200 mi

US $900
The air oil separator failed. It occurred when I locked the brakes with the engine at high RPM then released the brake. I heard a squealing noise and the car started to behave differently. 
Apr 2016

56300 mi

US $3000
Fingers on pressure plate bent. This caused the bite point of the clutch pedal to be very close to the floor. Replaced clutch and flywheel. Parts were original, so probably would have needed replacement soon. 
Jun 2016

58000 mi

US $1000
Water pump had been leaking for a few years. It started making noise. Replaced water pump. 
Nov 2017

75000 mi

US $1300
Shifter cable broke 
Dec 2017

75000 mi

US $1100
Purge valve failure. Car was hard to start. 
Feb 2018

76000 mi
Engine developed a ticking noise. Metal shaving in oil. Car was sold. 
Porsche Cayman in North Carolina, United States
Aug 2013 - May 2014
Dec 2013

85000 mi

US $200
Starter was getting slow, especially on cold days, and started catching and squealing upon motor firing, every start. I bought new Bosche replacement for about $200. Slight leak in the steering rack. It takes an eighth of a quart of steering fluid to top it up every 5000 miles or so. Replacing the rack will cost $1000 for the remanufactured part if I do it myself, and around two grand at the dealer. 
May 2014

89000 mi
Scoring of cylinders 5 & 6 require full engine rebuild at cost of approximately $20,000. 
Porsche Cayman in California, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2018
Dec 2014

65000 mi

US $600
drive door interior handle was loose 
Jan 2016

61500 mi
replace water pump 
Dec 2016

65000 mi

US $500
air oil separator 

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2006 Porsche Cayman 2dr Hatch

295-horsepower 3.4L H6 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Porsche Cayman in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2011 - Jun 2018
Sep 2013

24000 mi

US $300
Venting tube on battery was missing. Lead to acid damage to tray. Battery replaced, vent tube replaced and attached. Battery tray repainted. 
Jun 2017

28450 mi

US $950
Loose left front tie rod 
Porsche Cayman in Texas, United States
Mar 2010 - Jul 2011
May 2010

28000 mi

US $1000
Sport Chro did not work - replaced switch.  AC panel paint missing from control knob, replaced AC panel. 
Porsche Cayman in Illinois, United States
May 2011 - Dec 2017
Oct 2011

14000 mi
power steering, grinding sound during low speed turning at the bump stops, would have been $2000 repaired axle seal 
Apr 2015

26000 mi

US $100
Replace water pump 
Sep 2015

27000 mi

US $300
Worn tie rods. Replaced under service contract. 

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