2004 Porsche Cayenne Consumer Review: What else can go wrong

2004 Porsche Cayenne - Consumer Review

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Turbo 4dr SUV (4.5L V8 Twin-turbo AWD 6-speed Automatic)

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What else can go wrong
By Beach boy on


2004 Porsche Cayenne Turbo AWD 4dr SUV (4.5L 8cyl Turbo 6A)


Not long after owning this vehicle there was a recall for the transmission. It was replaced. Another warranty issue was the radio/cd player rear seat belts and hinge replacement on the tailgate. Since the warranty ran out at(80,000 Kms) all hell broke loose. The driveshaft flex joint went the heater blower, plastic cooling tubes,(now metal), water pump, brake switch(can start without having to apply brake), warning buzzer for lights left on etc., heated seat module, rust under rubber on door window frame, seat belt springs have weakened,(they jam in door), tailgate barely closes, repairs to the tune of approx. $8000.00. What a $140,000 money pit. Don't buy one.

Best Features

Great vehicle when working. I only wish Porsche would step up to the plate and repair obvious design flaws. Instead of using the consumer as guinea pigs. Shame on Porsche. How much money per unit do they need to make?

Worst Features

When knowing an inferior part has been used, usually by how many the dealerships are ordering from Atlanta, admit to their mistakes, bit the bullet and replace under a recall. I only wish they would get off their wallets.
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