The midsized Cayenne is one of the most agile SUVs on the market. It packs genuine Porsche DNA into its driving characteristics with communicative steering and responsive brakes that feel direct and precise. Even when it's asked to carve its way around a racetrack, the Cayenne remains in its element. And yet, it's also a luxurious and functional SUV with ample passenger and cargo room.
Alerts
There are 2 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

Overall Reliability
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The 2014 Porsche Cayenne has been recalled 2 times by NHTSA. View Recalls
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Drive System
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Fuel System
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Electric System
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Climate System
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Suspension
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Body Integrity
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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2014 Porsche Cayenne owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Backup or other camera/sensors

"Automatic headlight dimmer failed"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Porsche Cayenne Diesel 3.0-L V6 diesel)
CD player

"No sound. Software upgrade by dealer seemed to fix it"

Anonymous, NE (2014 Porsche Cayenne Base 3.6-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

"Screen goes blank maybe when phone and GPS both engaged"

Anonymous, GA (2014 Porsche Cayenne Base 3.6-L V6)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"Unable to comtrol sound"

Anonymous, IL (2014 Porsche Cayenne GTS 4.8-L V8 turbo)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"was not responsive to touch, would turn on and off by itself, replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Porsche Cayenne Base 3.6-L V6)

"Screen goes blank when using Navigation system."

Anonymous, GA (2014 Porsche Cayenne Base 3.6-L V6)
Radio

"No sound from radio. Software upgrade by dealer seemed to fix problem"

Anonymous, NE (2014 Porsche Cayenne Base 3.6-L V6)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"This recall was necessary because VW / Porsche engineers and executives chose to develop software to cheat on emissions testing. I waited to order this vehicle specifically to get an energy-efficient diesel. I have lost some of that efficiency and the engine braking function that it had at purchase."

Anonymous, CO (2014 Porsche Cayenne Diesel 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"The Cayenne was part of VW diesel recall due to emissions scandal. It has been fixed at Porsche dealership and so far so good. It looks like a mileage loss of 1-2 mpg but worth it if fix stopped polluting."

C C., MA (2014 Porsche Cayenne Diesel 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"DEF warming system replaced under warranty."

Anonymous, MD (2014 Porsche Cayenne Diesel 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Nox sensor failed"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Porsche Cayenne Diesel 3.0-L V6 diesel)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"the drain that funnels all forms of water from the windshield to the ground got clogged with debris. Once the drain filled up with water, the area above the drain filled up and overflowed onto my AC blower moter. The Water was also overflowing onto my computer but luckily, it caused NO damage. I am not sure WHY the drain got plugged, but there may have ben ants involved. There were a lot of ants crawling around on the hood, fender, and windshield."

Sue C., GA (2014 Porsche Cayenne Diesel 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Squeaks or rattles

"The Cayenne rattles everywhere. The gear shifter rattles, the door panels rattle, and there are rattles that we have spent countless hours trying to find with no luck. Will never buy a Porsche Rattle-Box again"

Joe G., MD (2014 Porsche Cayenne Diesel 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Climate control makes a hissing noise when the blower is on at full blast"

Anonymous, PA (2014 Porsche Cayenne Base 3.6-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

"Porsche replaced the torque converter on a 5 months old car to address excessive vibrations during down shifting. It didn't fix the issue and now they say that this is normal car behaviour. I am selling both of my Porche cars at a considerable loss d"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Porsche Cayenne Base 3.6-L V6)

"infrequently, shifting from reverse to drive, the car bucks or waits a while to recognize the shift."

Carol G., RI (2014 Porsche Cayenne Base 3.6-L V6)

"replaced transfer case covered by warranty"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Porsche Cayenne Base 3.6-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Electrical failure

"When the fan failed, I thought it was a fuse, so I thought, I could fix that. As I began changing fuses, the problem quickly worsened. other things quit working. At that point I quit trying to fix it, and drove it to the shop. They found the overflowing water, which was flowing onto the coputer and fixed all of the modules that had been damaged."

Sue C., GA (2014 Porsche Cayenne Diesel 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Transfer case

"Between second and third gears, I could feel a sensation as though there were bumps in the road."

Carol G., RI (2014 Porsche Cayenne Base 3.6-L V6)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Normal routine brake wear

"normal brake wear"

Bernardo B., FL (2014 Porsche Cayenne Diesel 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Squeaking

"8500 option for ceramic brakes in 2014, nowvstandard on all Turbo S models. Horrible for everyday commuting!"

Mark L., AZ (2014 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S 4.8-L V8 turbo)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"Faulty internal alarm required a button inside the car post to be pressed to manually turn the internal alarm off when existing the car. If not pressed the alarm would turn on at random. It took almost 4 months to get the new module installed. Many m"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Porsche Cayenne Base 3.6-L V6)
Clock

"Second hand fell off of shaft"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Porsche Cayenne Diesel 3.0-L V6 diesel)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

"Had to have the transfer case replaced. Trans slipped between first and second gear."

Carol G., RI (2014 Porsche Cayenne Base 3.6-L V6)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Water pump

"Water pump developed a leak, Replacement was covered by an extended warranty that I had purchased, less a deductible."

Michael N., MO (2014 Porsche Cayenne Base 3.6-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Blower (fan) motor

"The motor worked intermittently for about 2 months then completely failed. It was winter in the mountains where I live, and we had no defrost or heat. Made for dangerous driving conditions. My own research revealed that it is a relatively common issue because the fan is too small for the size of the car"

Mandy R., CO (2014 Porsche Cayenne GTS 4.8-L V8 turbo)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

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Recalls
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SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:PEDALS AND LINKAGES
Mar 23 2016
If the brake pedal dislodges, the driver may not be able to apply the brakes, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (Porsche) is recalling certain model year 2011-2016 Cayenne vehicles manufactured April 28, 2010, to January 11, 2016. The brake pedal pivot pin may be missing a circlip, allowing the pivot pin to move and the brake pedal to dislodge.
What should you do:
Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the brake pedal assembly circlip, installing any missing circlips, free of charge. The recall began on July 8, 2016. Owners may contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243. Porsche's number for this recall is AG02.
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: 16V169000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 88300
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT PANEL
Oct 17 2013
The fuel display inaccuracies may result in the vehicle unexpectedly running out of fuel and stalling, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (Porsche) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Cayenne and Cayenne GTS, model year 2013 Cayenne Diesel and model year 2014 Cayenne S, S Hybrid, Turbo, and Turbo S vehicles manufactured May 27, 2013, through July 10, 2013. In the affected vehicles, the calculated range of the remaining fuel displayed on the instrument cluster may be higher than the actual range. Additionally, the fuel level indicated by the fuel gauge may also be higher than actual amount in the tank.
What should you do:
Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will update the instrument cluster software free of charge. The recall began on December 5, 2013. Owners may contact Porsche at 1-800-767-7243. Porsche's recall number is AD03.
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: 13V506000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 207
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