2015 Porsche Macan Reliability - Consumer Reports
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Reliability

We expect the 2022 Macan will be more reliable than the average new car. This prediction is based on data from 2020 and 2021 models. Select the used car model year to see reported issues with those similar past models.

Overall Reliability
Most Common Trouble Spots
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The 2015 Porsche Macan has been recalled 6 times by NHTSA. View Recalls
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POTENTIAL TROUBLE SPOTS
Engine Major
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Engine Minor
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Engine Cooling
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Transmission Major
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Transmission Minor
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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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Brakes
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Exhaust
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Paint/Trim
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Body Integrity
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Body Hardware
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Power Equipment
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In-car Electronics
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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 over 300,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2021 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 2015 Porsche Macan owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

Driveline vibration

"Drive shafts replaced"

Anonymous, NJ (2015 Porsche Macan S 3.0-L V6 turbo)
Driveshaft or axle

"front axles replaced under warranty"

Richard B., NJ (2015 Porsche Macan S 3.0-L V6 turbo)

"squeaking noise coming from rear axle area/drive shaft. Only when cold and would go away after driving for 10-15 minutes."

Fuhrmann C., NJ (2015 Porsche Macan S 3.0-L V6 turbo)

"Right front wheel bearing was failing"

Marshall P., ID (2015 Porsche Macan S 3.0-L V6 turbo)
Transfer case

"internal failure of transfer case clutches. replaced under warranty."

Anonymous, NC (2015 Porsche Macan S 3.0-L V6 turbo)

"Car was jumpy at speeds < 30 MPH (like I was going over very small speed bumps). I brought it in and they diagnosed it as a transfer case issue."

Anonymous, TX (2015 Porsche Macan S 3.0-L V6 turbo)

"Had a hesitation under load at speed when depressing the accelerator pedal. The Dealership examined the problem and determined there was indication of a potential binding in the transfer case. They immediately ordered a new transfer case which was fitted under warrant 48 hours later."

Anonymous, ON (2015 Porsche Macan S 3.0-L V6 turbo)

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

"Temperature sensor freezes"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Porsche Macan S 3.0-L V6 turbo)

"front proximity sensors send alerts even when no object or vehicle is near enough to correctly setoff the warnings."

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Porsche Macan S 3.0-L V6 turbo)
Display screen goes blank

"The screen froze"

Anonymous, PA (2015 Porsche Macan Turbo 3.6-L V6 turbo)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"The Bluetooth intterrface fails periodically. It has no bluetooth capability. Sometimes it lasts a day sometimes and hour. The dealser cannot fix it"

Anonymous, ID (2015 Porsche Macan S 3.0-L V6 turbo)
Radio

"Some kind of technical outage, system wide. Porsche sent out a communication on method to correct . WHEN SYSTEM WAS RESTORED, REQUIRED ALL our radio programming to be reset. Aggravating but never dangerous."

Anonymous, (2015 Porsche Macan Turbo Unsure)
Speakers

"Driver's door speaker failed at ±35,000 miles. Repolacement was at customer's expense."

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Porsche Macan Turbo 3.6-L V6 turbo)

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.

What Owners Say

Electronic or air suspension

"air suspension sensor failed, causing the vehicle to ride like a rock."

Anonymous, OH (2015 Porsche Macan S 3.0-L V6 turbo)

"Complete failure of the air suspension compressor."

Anonymous, (2015 Porsche Macan Turbo 3.6-L V6 turbo)

"Left front air cylinder failed"

James C., MD (2015 Porsche Macan Turbo 3.6-L V6 turbo)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"Electronic power steering unit malfunctioned, had to be replaced"

Allen B., TX (2015 Porsche Macan S 3.0-L V6 turbo)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

"Dont know exactly. Apparently a problem with this car. The dealer gave me a discount on the repair but it was still very expensive."

Anonymous, MA (2015 Porsche Macan Turbo Unsure)

"Torgue converter needed to be replaced and it was past warranty coverage so cost me about $4,000."

Jon B., MA (2015 Porsche Macan)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Valve body failure. Then the dealer couldn't program it."

Anonymous, (2015 Porsche Macan Turbo 3.6-L V6 turbo)

"Only made a slight clicking noise, but they replaced the whole transmission. Never stopped working or affected the operation."

Anonymous, NE (2015 Porsche Macan)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Loose/rattling heat shield

"The sealer said that there was a known problem and they replaced the defective part with an improved part"

Anonymous, MA (2015 Porsche Macan S 3.0-L V6 turbo)

"Vibration on deceleration with noise. Required tightening a bolt"

Anonymous, AL (2015 Porsche Macan S 3.0-L V6 turbo)

"Dealer replaced entire exhaust system under warranty without asking me. It was wonderful."

D M., ON (2015 Porsche Macan S 3.0-L V6 turbo)
Pipes

"Entire exhaust system replaced under warranty."

D M., ON (2015 Porsche Macan S 3.0-L V6 turbo)

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

"Antifreeze leaked from a bleeder screw on a pipe."

Anonymous, (2015 Porsche Macan S 3.0-L V6 turbo)

"Coolant leak"

Tim O., QC (2015 Porsche Macan Turbo 3.6-L V6 turbo)
Squeaks or rattles

"More squeaks and rattles than a car of this value should have."

Tim O., QC (2015 Porsche Macan Turbo 3.6-L V6 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.

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

"Door lock system broke and door would not latch"

Anonymous, WI (2015 Porsche Macan S 3.0-L V6 turbo)
Glass defects

"Defective connector for the rear window defrost grid,integrated into the window. Fix required replacing the window."

Anonymous, IL (2015 Porsche Macan S 3.0-L V6 turbo)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

"Transfer case needed replacement under warranty"

Edmond R., IL (2015 Porsche Macan S 3.0-L V6 turbo)
Slipping transmission

"Transfer case replaced under warranty"

Edmond R., IL (2015 Porsche Macan S 3.0-L V6 turbo)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Premature brake wear

"cost to replace rotors and sensors was outrageous ($2300)"

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Porsche Macan S 3.0-L V6 turbo)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Thermostat

"engine warning light appeared - said safe to drive checked by service people who reset it to see if mistaken light - light reappeared and they replaced thermostat"

Anonymous, PA (2015 Porsche Macan S 3.0-L V6 turbo)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

"Spark plug broke off, knocking piston head into cylinder wall. Porsche replaced entire engine immediately under warranty"

Anonymous, ME (2015 Porsche Macan Turbo 3.6-L V6 turbo)

Climate System

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

What Owners Say

Refrigerant leaks

"The evaporator developed a refrigerant leak"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Porsche Macan S 3.0-L V6 turbo)

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

Fuel pump

"Fuel pump failed with ±22,000 miles on it but outside the time frame for warranty. Iy was a customer respoonsibility."

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Porsche Macan Turbo 3.6-L V6 turbo)

Paint/Trim

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

Engine Minor

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

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

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.

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This score shows whether the model had more or fewer problems overall than the average model of that year, calculated from the total number of problems reported by subscribers in all 17 trouble spots.
Recalls
PROVIDED BY
AIR BAGS
Mar 03, 2021
The air bag will not deploy during a crash if a front passenger is undetected, increasing the risk of injury.
Summary:
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (Porsche) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Macan, Macan Turbo Kits, Macan GTS, 2015-2018 Macan S, and Macan Turbo vehicles. The front passenger seat occupancy sensor mat may degrade and fail to detect a passenger in the front seat.
What should you do:
Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will replace the sensor mat and seat cushion, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed October 25, 2021. Owners may contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243. Porsche's number for this recall is AMA2.
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: 21V131000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 39547
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Feb 12, 2020
Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source may increase the risk of a fire.
Summary:
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (Porsche) is recalling certain 2015-2018 Macan vehicles. The fuel pump service cover may contact the flow nozzle on the filter flange of the fuel pump, potentially causing cracks and a fuel leak.
What should you do:
Porsche will rework or replace and apply a protective film to the fuel pump flange. in addition, the fuel pump flange will be inspected and replaced if cracks are present. The recall began April 10, 2020. Owners may contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243. Porsche's number for this recall is ALA2.
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: 20V077000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 70117
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
May 03, 2017
A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.
Summary:
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (Porsche) is recalling certain 2015-2017 Macan S and Macan Turbo vehicles, and 2017 Macan, Macan Turbo with the Performance Package, and Macan GTS vehicles. The fuel pump flange on the affected vehicles may crack, allowing fuel to leak.
What should you do:
Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the flanges, replacing any that are cracked. Flanges that aren't cracked will have a protective film applied. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began on July 19, 2017. Owners may contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243. Porsche's number for this recall is AH06.
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: 17V289000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 51497
AIR BAGS
Mar 02, 2017
In the event of a crash, if the front passenger air bag does not deploy as intended, the front passenger has an increased risk of injury.
Summary:
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (Porsche) is recalling certain 2015-2016 Macan S and Macan Turbo and 2017 Macan GTS vehicles. The passenger occupant detection sensor mat may fail in the front passenger seat, deactivating the front passenger air bag. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."
What should you do:
Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will replace the sensor mat and seat cushion, free of charge. The recall began June 28, 2017. Owners may contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243. Porsche's number for this recall is AH02.
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: 17V133000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 17871
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Oct 30, 2015
A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.
Summary:
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (Porsche) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Macan S vehicles manufactured March 27, 2014, to October 27, 2015, and 2015-2016 Macan Turbo vehicles manufactured March 5, 2014, to October 27, 2015. The affected vehicles have a low pressure fuel line in the engine compartment that may leak.
What should you do:
Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will install an improved low pressure fuel line, free of charge. Parts are not currently available. Porsche mailed an interim notification to owners on November 9, 2015 and will mail a second notice when parts are available. Owners may contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243. Porsche's number for this recall is AF06.
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: 15V717000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 21835
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Aug 01, 2014
If the brake booster was damaged during installation, the vacuum in the brake booster may drop when the brakes are actuated, resulting in a reduced brake force boost, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (Porsche) is recalling certain model year 2015 Macan vehicles manufactured March 6, 2014, to April 26, 2014. During manufacturing, the brake booster may have been damaged during installation.
What should you do:
Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the brake booster, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on December 29, 2014. Owners may contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-545-8039. Porsche's number for this recall is AE02.
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: 14V470000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 7
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