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2016 Porsche Cayman repairs by problem area

Engine (40%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (10%)

Suspension and Steering (0%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (20%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (10%)

Other (10%)

Chart based on 10 repairs.
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2016 Porsche Cayman repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (11%)

< $100 (89%)

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Chart based on 9 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2016 Porsche Cayman 2dr Hatch

385-horsepower 3.8L H6 6-speed manual RWD

Porsche Cayman in Virginia, United States
Jul 2015 - Oct 2016
Dec 2015

1000 mi
Squeak developed when pressing clutch pedal all the way when the car was warmed up. Clutch release lever was problem and required full transmission removal service. Parts replaced and required 13 hours of labor under warranty. Following clutch repair, car displayed a low coolant warning and immediately steam appeared out of front right radiator. Pulled over, received tow to dealership. Dealer claims O-Ring failure but possibly due to prior fix. Parts replaced. 
Sep 2016

3000 mi
Parking brake error on gauge display. Diagnosed to be bad actuator and required new replacement part. Dealer replaced after parts arrived. 

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2016 Porsche Cayman 2dr Hatch

340-horsepower 3.4L H6 6-speed manual RWD

Porsche Cayman in Ohio, United States
Dec 2015 - Sep 2017
Apr 2017

10000 mi
PCM 3.1 which was retrofitted by Porsche after delivery failed less than a year after it was installed (cost of install was over $5k USD). Unit rebooted constantly (every two minutes). Porsche tried to re-load the software on the unit and that failed. They tried to replace the unit with a new one and that didn't work either (they said that the complicated coding they need to do wouldn't work). In the process they marked up the leather dash with small indentations and scratches. The dealer has spent the last two weeks "working with Porsche" on what to do and so far they don't know. 
Aug 2017

16000 mi
Windshield washer line sheared off at connection to hood. Common problem caused by rubbing when opening and closing the frunk. 
Porsche Cayman in California, United States
Dec 2016 - Jun 2018
Apr 2017

6000 mi
Power memory seat buttons not working. Car was kept for additional day for diagnostic. No parts replaced, seat memory system was reset. 
May 2018

8000 mi
Third Brake light in hatch was leaking, allowing water to enter when washing vehicle. Replaced under warranty. 

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2016 Porsche Cayman 2dr Hatch

325-horsepower 3.4L H6 6-speed manual RWD

Porsche Cayman in New York, United States
Jun 2016 - Jun 2018
Aug 2016

1000 mi
Hesitation and surging during acceleration. Told they all do that. 
Nov 2016

4000 mi
Brought in again with hesitation and surging problem during acceleration. Porsche Regional rep. felt it but said they all do that. Hard to believe. 
Sep 2017

8000 mi

US $275
Replaced pre-cat O2 sensors in an attempt to correct the hesitation/surging that occurs under mild acceleration, a problem since day one that Porsche refuses to fix. New O2 sensors did not fix the problem. 

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2015 Porsche Cayman 2dr Hatch

340-horsepower 3.4L H6 6-speed manual RWD

Porsche Cayman in Minnesota, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2016

7000 mi
Carpet in front storage area slightly separating. Replace carpet. 
Porsche Cayman in Florida, United States
Nov 2016 - Mar 2018
Nov 2016

11000 mi
Driver side engine intake fan needed replacement. It was making a ticking noise. 
Porsche Cayman in Texas, United States
Apr 2018 - May 2018
Mar 2018

26000 mi
Replaced dash due to leather separating from dash. Had to have Porsche in Germany build a new dash wrapped in leather. All done under warranty. 

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2015 Porsche Cayman 2dr Hatch

325-horsepower 3.4L H6 7-speed automated manual RWD

Porsche Cayman in California, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
Aug 2015

2000 mi
Car thought key was still in ignition and refused to lock doors when exiting vehicle. 
Porsche Cayman in New York, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2018
Sep 2015

5000 mi
rattles in interior trim, corrected by dealer 

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2015 Porsche Cayman 2dr Hatch

325-horsepower 3.4L H6 6-speed manual RWD

Porsche Cayman in Oregon, United States
Jun 2014 - Dec 2016
Jun 2016

4000 mi
windshield washer was broken. 

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2015 Porsche Cayman 2dr Hatch

275-horsepower 2.7L H6 6-speed manual RWD

Porsche Cayman in Connecticut, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
May 2017

22000 mi
Radio/CD player malfunctioned. Videotape evidence of malfunction. Full warranty replacement at no cost to myself. 
Porsche Cayman in Maryland, United States
Jan 2017 - Jun 2018
Apr 2017

9000 mi
Headliner rattle, fixed by dealer under warranty 
May 2017

10000 mi
A-pillar trim on exterior base of A pillar was coming loose. Replaced. 
Oct 2017

12000 mi
Relay broke controlling transmission divert for coolant. Took a bit of time and a second visit to replace due to parts availability. 
Mar 2018

15000 mi
Had to adjust rubber stops on the rear hatch because the hatch was making a clunking noise over basically any bumps. 

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2014 Porsche Cayman 2dr Hatch

325-horsepower 3.4L H6 7-speed automated manual RWD

Porsche Cayman in Texas, United States
Aug 2017 - Feb 2019
Sep 2017

31000 mi
Low tone horn replaced 
Porsche Cayman in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2013 - Apr 2017
Feb 2016

8300 mi
Battery died. Dealer recharged it. 
Jan 2017

8200 mi

US $200
Replaced battery 
Porsche Cayman in Illinois, United States
Apr 2017 - Oct 2017
Sep 2017

15000 mi
Horn was replaced, stop working recently 
Porsche Cayman in Quebec, Canada
Dec 2013 - Mar 2015
Apr 2014

1640 mi
Gaz tank trap door was locked. Could not unlock it. Thankfully the emergency manual release was still working. 
Porsche Cayman in Ohio, United States
Dec 2013 - Oct 2016
May 2016

14100 mi
Navigation system with radio, etc., - integrated unit would not turn on. 
Porsche Cayman in California, United States
Mar 2014 - Aug 2015
Mar 2015

9000 mi
Small oil leak. Dealer replace oil fill tube assembly. Still leaks after 2 attempts by Porsche to fix it. 
Porsche Cayman in Ohio, United States
Apr 2016 - Jun 2018
Oct 2016

29200 mi
Issue with emissions system, car said "cooling system" but dealer said it was only partly relevant. It had nothing to do with coolant/oil temps and could be driven (dealer said do not track it). 
Dec 2016

30000 mi
Three trips, each roughly a week long to fix this problem. Latest fix and "confident the source of the problem" was a sport exhaust valve. 
Sep 2017

43000 mi
Solenoid for fuel filler door lock was making noise. Replaced during warranty period. No functionality was ever compromised during the ~3 months noise was made. 
Porsche Cayman in British Columbia, Canada
Jan 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2015

6820 mi
Warning message "Gearbox Failure". Determined to be likely a false warning message. Updated engine firmware. 
Sep 2016

11160 mi
Indicator LED for driver mirror not working. I can't think of a more minor problem. Replaced switch unit. 
Porsche Cayman in Ohio, United States
Jan 2018 - Jul 2018
Jul 2018

55000 mi
Some computer is broken malfunctioning 
Porsche Cayman in Texas, United States
Dec 2013 - Sep 2017
Dec 2014

28000 mi
Fault engine control - Possible to drive on Evap leak - adjusted gas cap seal 
Jun 2015

33000 mi
Fault engine Control - Possible to drive on - on June 4. scheduled shop on 6/13 Morning of, message disappeared, never returned. At least changed the oil. emissions issue 
Porsche Cayman in Arizona, United States
Dec 2013 - Dec 2015
Jun 2015

13000 mi
PDK adjustment to prevent stalling when leaving a stop 
Porsche Cayman in Alabama, United States
Jun 2013 - Mar 2016
Feb 2015

11600 mi
The transmission kept indicating overheat fault . After 4 trips they replaced the transmission. 

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2014 Porsche Cayman 2dr Hatch

325-horsepower 3.4L H6 6-speed manual RWD

Porsche Cayman in Ohio, United States
May 2016 - Jul 2018
Apr 2016

34000 mi
Engine Oil and Filter Change - General Maintenance of Vehicle 430$ 
Porsche Cayman in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2015 - Jun 2015
Mar 2015

11000 mi
software update, corrected: 1. auto a/c was not working properly. software update fixed it 2. Nav/Stereo would turn off intermittently. Software update fixed it. 
Porsche Cayman in Rhode Island, United States
Sep 2014 - Jun 2018
Apr 2016

4200 mi
When the car went in for an oil change and brake fluid flush, a backing plate was not put in place properly. This resulted in a noise when the car was driven. Plate was put back in place properly and the noise is gone. 
Apr 2017

7000 mi
Airbag fault light came on. A wire to the system became loose and came out. The tech plugged the wire's connection back into the system. 
Porsche Cayman in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2013 - Nov 2013
Nov 2013

4700 mi
Short in PADM engine mount Short in PADM, engine mount 
Porsche Cayman in New Mexico, United States
Jan 2016 - Apr 2018
Feb 2016

26200 mi
hinged cover to driver side vanity mirror broke 
Dec 2017

28000 mi

US $400
Battery stopped holding a charge, new battery installed and on board computer reset in accordance with protocol for installing a new battery. 
Porsche Cayman in Nevada, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
Nov 2015

11000 mi
Had wind noise from driver side window, also rattle driver side door. Had 3rd brake light replaced because there was condensation in the light. It was replaced for free 
Jun 2018

47000 mi

US $115
Leak, but it turned out to just be some overflow 
Porsche Cayman in Alabama, United States
Aug 2014 - Jun 2018
Nov 2017

27000 mi
Got a fault code. Auto driving light control defective. Dealer could not find fault code on car computer. If it goes belly up, I hope it is before warranty expires. Head light pod delaminated. Porsche replaced under warranty. 

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2014 Porsche Cayman 2dr Hatch

275-horsepower 2.7L H6 7-speed automated manual RWD

Porsche Cayman in Louisiana, United States
Feb 2014 - Mar 2015
Mar 2014

3000 mi
Computer showed service intervals 1, 2, & 3 were all due even thought car was only 3 months old with 2400 miles. Computer had to be reset, same problem appeared again and computer was reset a 2nd time at 2800 miles. Seems to be OK now. 
May 2014

4000 mi
Repeat of Service Interval message errors. Dealer had a service campaign to do complete reload of PCM witch appears to have corrected issue, no re-occurance for 3 weeks now. 
Porsche Cayman in California, United States
May 2017 - Jun 2018
Jan 2018

53000 mi

US $730
Flat Tire due to pinched puncture. 
Apr 2018

54500 mi

US $378
Smoking Package ashtray module lid would not retract/close. Had replaced under warranty. Nail in tire with very slow leak meant tire replacement as preventative care. 
Porsche Cayman in Idaho, United States
Sep 2016 - Mar 2019
Sep 2017

17000 mi
dashboard squeak attributed to defective foam separating fuel tank from bulkhead. TSB known about problem. Foam around fuel tank replaced. 

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2014 Porsche Cayman 2dr Hatch

275-horsepower 2.7L H6 6-speed manual RWD

Porsche Cayman in California, United States
May 2013 - May 2017
Jul 2014

7300 mi
Electric window contact. Had to press harder than normal. Replaced faulty sensor after check engine light appeared. I was told by service advisor that it's a regional problem depending on the climate. 
Porsche Cayman in Indiana, United States
Oct 2014 - Jun 2018
Jul 2015

14500 mi
paint defect (chipping) on passenger side body panel (plastic). 
Porsche Cayman in Great Britain
Mar 2014 - Jul 2018
Feb 2015

3600 mi
Sport button failed to turn on. Issues with bluetooth connectivity and intermittant PCM crash. 

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