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2002 Porsche 911 - WP0AA29932S- Anaheim Hills, CA: August 3rd, 2012
Intermediate shaft bearing failed, causing catastrophic engine failure and loss of all engine oil on the roadway. Luckily, the car was stopped at the time.


2012 Porsche Cayenne - WP1AC2A27CL- Fredericksburg, VA: August 3rd, 2012
The engine of my porsche cayenne turbo was shut off completely while turning left on a two-lane highway. The opposite car had to veered off to avoid collision. The car kept moving forward until it hit the curb.


2012 Porsche Panamera - WP0AB2A72CL- Hilton Head Island, SC: July 16th, 2012
Power steering failed suddenly, car became very difficult to steer. This is the fourth time we have lost power steering in this vehicle in the 10 months we've owned it (since new. ) prior losses did not occur suddenly and were preceded by loud noises when turning wheel. This incident caused alarm because it came without warning.


2004 Porsche Boxster - WP0CB29894U- Bend, OR: June 21st, 2012
The intermediate shaft bearing when out and spread metal shaving throughout the engine. This caused a catastrophic engine failure. I have to have the car towed to the mechanic and will have to have an engine rebuild. The car has been service according to the company provided service manual. I called porsche usa to see if they woudl do anything about the failure, since this has been a documented problem with certain porsches, but the company would not help. *tt


2006 Porsche Cayenne S - WP1AB29P06L- Jacksonville, FL: June 6th, 2012
The dealer sold the vehicle knowing coolant pipes were not updated. Just had the vehicle serviced in april had to pay for maintenance that should have been done before purchase. Then 1 june the warning light came on "check coolant level low". Then the warning light came on "engine too hot". I was forced to pay for repairs when the mechanic received a bulletin from porsche about the problem. Contacted porsche and they stated the dealer brumos porsche should not have sold the car without updating the coolant pipes. I still had to pay over $2,000 dollars.


2010 Porsche 911 Gt3 - WP0AC2A99AS- San Jose, CA: May 30th, 2012
Right rear centerlock hub failed/sheared off resulting in high speed exit from road surface and 800' slide. Wheel and tire left vehicle and traveled approximately 1500' crossing active road. Centerlock nut was found about 700' from vehicle. Issue seems to be failure of the centerlock hub can result in loss of wheel and vehicle crash. Buttonwillow raceway park, ca upon exiting buttonwillow turn 12 (cw direction), loud pop heard from right rear of car (witness describe very loud pop/bang "like hand grenade going off"), vehicle immediately rotated counter clockwise and exited road surface, sliding sideways (right side in direction of slide), right side down, left side up (both occupants noted they felt the vehicle was going to roll), parallel to the road surface. After sliding possibly 600 feet, car hit intersecting road (about 6 inch rise in surface) becoming airborne for possibly 20 feet passing over the road and pivoting clockwise. Upon landing, car slid parallel with original road surface, aligned with road coming to rest after about 800 feet after the hub failed. Car did not roll, the slide sideways and likely the impact with the cross road did significant damage to the car. Details on vehicle: - wheel was installed 2 days prior to incident after changing to new dot tires. Porsche centerlock mounting and torquing procedure were followed, torquing to 444 ft lb. - torque wrench setting was verified after incident and found to be set properly to 444 ft lb. - data shows vehicle was traveling about 100 mph, with throttle on and loaded with 1. 1 - 1. 2 lateral gs (turning left, loaded on right side), brake and steering information is not available. When hub failed.


2006 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet - WP0CA29966S- Stafford, TX: May 30th, 2012
The contact owns a 2006 porsche 911 carrera s cabriolet equipped with pirelli pzero corsa tires, size: 235/35r19. The contact stated that the vehicle was parked when he noticed severe dry rotting and fractures on all four tires. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the contact was informed that the failure was extremely common but there were no recalls for the tires. The manufacturer was notified and offered no assistance to the contact. The tires were not replaced or repaired. The failure mileage was 14,000.


2003 Porsche Boxster - WP0CA29893U- Carolina Beach, NC: May 11th, 2012
A strange thing happened as my wife and i were driving home at night in our '03 boxster. The seatback on the passenger side mysteriously began rotating forward, all efforts to stop it using body force failed. My wife was crushed into the glove box by the time i was able to pull over and stop. She could not reach the door handle and was barely able to extricate herself after i opened the door from the outside. The seat motor had rotated the seatback forward to a position of approximately 45 past vertical by the time it stopped. We later discovered that the sheepskin seat cover had snagged the protruding switch on the side of the seat and held it, causing the seat back to rotate. The point i need to make is this; what if the same thing had happened on the driver's side? The driver would be crushed against the steering wheel and unable to stop. A crash would be inevitable, and the driver would sustain serious injury since the space between the driver and wheel is so small. There is absolutely no need for the seat motor to be able to rotate the seatback forward to such a huge angle from vertical, especially since the mechanical lever at the top of the seat may be used if seat rotation is required. I strongly urge porsche to consider installing a limit switch on the seat motor to prevent even the remotest possibility of this event occurring. The possibility of someone placing an item in a position to snag the protruding switch and activate the seat rotation is too real to ignore, and raises a significant safety issue. Note that the sheepskin seat covers i use are custom made for the boxster seat and have cutouts around the seat switches; even so this incident happened.


2002 Porsche Boxster - WP0CB29892U- Sherwood, AR: April 8th, 2012
The seat belt on my vehicle, when buckled, has a tendency to not latch completely and allows for the release without pressing the release button. Also when it is latched, there is a tendency for it to get caught and not release without significant pulling force on the buckle.


2012 Porsche Panamera - WP0AA2A74CC- Armonk, NY: March 19th, 2012
The contact owns a 2012 porsche panamera. While driving approximately 30 mph, the reflection of the sun on the instrument panel and dashboard areas blinded the contact. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and advised the contact that the lighter colored dashboard could be replaced with a black dashboard. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 50. Updated 04/19/12*lj updated 04/25/12


2003 Porsche 911 Turbo - WP0AB299X3S- Reno, NV: March 4th, 2012
The coolant line connectors that come out of the engine / block are dislodging from the engine blocks and blowing out all of the coolant in a matter of seconds. Porsche used some sort of adhesive to hold the connectors in the block instead of welding them in; as the cars age and go through lots of heat cycles, the adhesive is wearing out and the connectors are blowing out of the engine block causing a massive coolant dump which can be dangerous if traveling at freeway speeds.


2012 Porsche Cayenne - WP1AB2A2XCL- Moon Twp, PA: February 27th, 2012
I recently purchased porsche cayenne s 2012 and i'm happy about the suv but the comfort entry feature does not work all the time so i took it to the dealer and dealer also acknowledged the problem but didn't offer any solution. It works some time and it doesn't other times. When you set your position and save the position when you unlock the door with the same key it supposed save all your preferences like seat,side mirrors and others but it doesn't work mostly...! I checked in forums and most of them do complain or they just got used to it. I would like to bring it to your attention we paid close to $5000. 00 to this feature as an option. I request you to investigate on this issue and if you see a problem please ask the porsche to address the problem.


2005 Porsche Boxster - 4USBU33576L- North Billerica, MA: February 18th, 2012
This is a very well know ims failure issue with porsche boxster which certainly calls for a recall from porsche. My 2005 engine will need to be replaced for 20k just because of the very obvious design flaw porsche has in its m96 engines. I am pretty sure there have been numerous complaints about this in past but nobody has ever heeded to it. I sincerely recommend some one to please look into and ask porsche to accept and recall m96 engines failing due to ims. Any car expert or mechanic or dealership can vouch for the design flaw porsche has. Its potentially fatal too. I sincerely request someone to look into this complaint with uttermost sincerity.


2011 Porsche Cayman - WP0AA2A88BU- Tampa, FL: January 29th, 2012
I was driving the car at approximately 47 mph in traffic and the on board computer displayed the warning message "transmission temperature too high" followed by the message "transmission emergency run". The car at this point stopped moving and i coasted to a stop in traffic. The immediate cut off of the power train and pdk transmission poses a serious threat to safety that could lead to a rear-end collision due to the immediate disengagement of the transmission. The car was taken to the dealership and information on the incident was sent to porsche for a problem determination. Porsche has since decided to replace the entire transmission. *tt


2003 Porsche Cayenne - WP1AB29P63L- Staten Island , NY: January 25th, 2012
The contact owns a 2003 porsche cayenne. The contact stated the drive shaft would vibrate excessively when driving at any speed. The contact stated the vibration went from a part time occurrence to being a consistent occurrence. The contact believed that the support bearing failed. The contact discovered the support bearing was being held together by a piece of rubber. The failure mileage was 49,350 and the current mileage is 52,000. Updated 03/05/12*lj the consumer stated the driveshaft failed prematurely. Updated evoq 03/08/12 updated evoq 04/12/12


2006 Porsche Cayenne S - WP1AB29P86L- Scottsdale, AZ: January 3rd, 2012
The coolant pipes failed on a recent road trip due to the pipes cracking. I lost all of my coolant and overheated my engine. This seems to be a common theme amongst 2004-2006 cayenne models as there is currently a class action lawsuit pending.


2011 Porsche Panamera - WP0AA2A79BL- Sarasota, FL: December 17th, 2011
Both rear tires, pirelli pzero 275/45zr18, were severely worn at 7430 miles. They were replaced by the dealer at my expense of approximately $950. 00. I am a very conscientious driver and check the tire pressures daily. I believe this is a potential safety issue, since you would not expect tires to be on the verge of blowing out with just 7,400 miles. I have the tires in my possession.


2005 Porsche Cayenne - WP1AA29P45L- Orange, CT: December 13th, 2011
The contact owns a 2005 porsche cayenne. The contact was driving 35-40 mph when the vehicle lunged forward while shifting hard. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the dealer confirmed that the valve body needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not contacted and the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 60,000 and the current mileage was 68,000.


2006 Porsche Cayenne S - WP1AB29P96L- Coconut Creek, FL: November 1st, 2011
Upon returning from a 200 mile trip cruising at 60-65 mph and exiting the off ramp at lower speeds (25-30mph) my vehicle began to shake violently and stop upon coming to a complete stop. Once i started to accelerate the vehicle again began to shake violently and loud knocking came from the under carriage. I took the vehicle to my mechanic and he said there is a failure in the center drive shaft support bearing and has seen this in ever cayenne he has serviced. I also looked this up online and found many complaints and service tech's talking about this failure around 70k-90k miles for ever porsche cayenne and vw toureg. I hope there is some manufacturer financial support for this obvious defect which should have been recalled a long time ago.


2001 Porsche 911 Turbo - WP0AB29931S- San Jose, CA: October 31st, 2011
Water manifold has press-fit epoyy connections that have been known to come loose. Mine did and i lost all of my coolant. It blew across the whole engine bay and over back tires. Very dangerous as a car spun out of control behind me as well. Took engine apart and welded two of the fittings but several others remain oem. Expensive fix thus far, and not yet done. Very poor design and dangerous!!