2004 Porsche Cayenne Consumer Review: NIGHTMARE S

2004 Porsche Cayenne - Consumer Review

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S 4dr SUV (4.5L V8 AWD 6-speed Automatic)

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By qpdsful on


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


We just purchased the 04 Cayenne S with under 60k miles, got the extended warranty...after less than a month owning it the rear axle had to be replaced at a cost of $1400.00. 2 weeks later in the hot sun the check coolant light went on, car was in the shop for a week to replace the coolant tubes had to replaced with the aluminum tubes, a Porsche defect that they are currently avoiding, at a cost of $3200.00, exactly 1 week later while I was backing my car into the garage the steering wheel started doing what it wanted and the light came on MOVE STEERING WHEEL there was a loud noise click click click and the car died. Will not start, go into gear, NOTHING. Had to be towed back to the dealer.

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The speed of the car and that is it!

Worst Features

How about a little bit of owner ship on Porsche of North America and replacement of most 04 models. Absoulutley disgusting!
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By pkovgolf
on 08/11/14 15:12 PM (PDT)

Mine did basically the same thing. I paid a few grand to replace my coolant tubes. Now if I am not too late, I can at least get most of that money back from that recall BUT, just like everything with Porsche, they won't admit their failures until millions are spent by their cutomers My Cayenne S during this last winter made a horrible noise when I tried to start it and I immediately turned off the key and callerd AAA to tow it. I left a message with the folks at Wayzetta, MN Carosel Porsche and also left a note in the car NOT to start it until it was PUSHED into the garage, warmed up, and then looked at thoroughly before attemping to start It was a 30 BELOW day and 60 below windchill. Turns out they have an oil pump that sits in the well an if it freezes, does not deliver oil and the cylinders are basically guarenteed to score (ALL OF THEM) I called in the morning (it was towed in at midnight thanks to me being dumb enough to be at work then) The first guy said "we tried starting it and it wouldn;t so we pushed it in and are looking at it" !!!!!!!! I was ready to pop when he said that. I asked him how they could have possibly done that when I had a note AND a phone call asking them to make sure NOT to start it. From then on, the story from wveyone else was that they had NEVER tried to start it. And the engine was SEIZED !!!!! Since it was attempting to turn over the few seconds I tried, and I was told they had been trying to start it for a 'While', it seems obbious what happened But, they never even offered to cover any of it I will NEVER go back there, I plan to let everyone know about this, and it makes me want to stay away from Porsche in general and I have always loved these cars It is dishusting Porsche finds no value in their customers and ha no intent to address KNOWN FAILURES IN THEIR CARS UNTIL THEY ARE *FORCED* TO

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