2021 Porsche 911 Reliability - Consumer Reports
The 911's unmistakable silhouette and rear-engine layout remain in the 2020 redesign. Both rear- or all-wheel drive are available. A 379-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine and eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission are standard. Porsche purists will rejoice at the fact that the new 911 still offers a seven-speed manual transmission, but only in the Carrera S.
Alerts
There are 4 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

We expect the 2022 911 to have about average reliability when compared to other new cars. This prediction is based on Porsche's brand history and the previous models of the 911.

Overall Reliability
The 2021 Porsche 911 has been recalled 4 times by NHTSA. View Recalls

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Recalls
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SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Sep 08, 2021
A detached pressure input rod will cause the brake pedal to fail, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (Porsche) is recalling certain 2020-2021 911 Carrera and Taycan vehicles. The pressure input rod connection on the brake booster may be loose and could detach.
What should you do:
Dealers will repair or replace the brake booster as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed October 28, 2021. Owners may contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243. Porsche's number for this recall is AMB9.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 21V697000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 11
SEAT BELTS
Aug 04, 2021
An unsecured child restraint system can increase the risk of injury during a crash.
Summary:
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (Porsche) is recalling certain 2021 911 Carrera Coupe, 911 Carrera S Coupe, 911 Carrera 4 Coupe, 911 Carrera 4S Coupe, 911 Turbo Coupe, 911 Turbo S Coupe, Panamera, Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, Panamera 4S, Panamera GTS, Panamera Turbo S, Taycan, Taycan 4S, Taycan Turbo, and Taycan Turbo S vehicles. The seat belt automatic locking retractors may deactivate early, which can prevent the child restraint system from securing properly. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."
What should you do:
Dealers will inspect and replace the seat belt assemblies, as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed October 1, 2021. Owners may contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243. Porsche's number for this recall is AMB6.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 21V608000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4924
AIR BAGS, SEATS
Jun 23, 2021
An OCS malfunction may affect the front passenger air bag, increasing the risk of injury.
Summary:
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (Porsche) is recalling certain 2021 911 Turbo Coupe, 911 Turbo S Coupe, 911 Carrera 4S Targa, 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet, 911 Turbo S Cabriolet, and 911 Turbo Cabriolet vehicles. Incorrect passenger seat was installed and may cause a Occupant Classification System (OCS) malfunction.
What should you do:
Dealers will install the correct seat, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed November 16, 2021. Owners may contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243. Porsche's number for this recall is AMB3.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 21V467000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 149
SUSPENSION
Mar 10, 2021
Loose suspension components may detach, causing a sudden loss of vehicle stability and control, and increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (Porsche) is recalling certain 2021 Porsche Taycan Turbo, Taycan Turbo S, Taycan, Taycan 4S, 911 Turbo S Coupe, Cayman, Cayman T, Cayman S, Cayman GT4, 911 Carrera Coupe, 911 Carrera S Coupe, 911 Carrera 4S Coupe, 911 Carrera 4S Targa, 911 Carrera Cabriolet, 911 Carrera S Cabriolet, 911 Carrera 4S Targa Heritage Design Edition, 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet, 911 Turbo Coupe, 911 Turbo Cabriolet, 911 Turbo S Cabriolet, 718 Spyder, and Boxster vehicles. Certain suspension components may not have been tightened correctly and can loosen.
What should you do:
Dealers will replace the affected suspension nuts and bolts. Dealers will also inspect surrounding components for damage, and replace any damaged parts as necessary. Repairs will be performed free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed May 7, 2021. Owners may contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243. Porsche's number for this recall is AMA3.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 21V157000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 396
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