When Porsche launched their first SUV back in 2004, brand loyalists howled. The idea that a carmaker rooted in building finely crafted, uncompromising sports cars would dilute the brand DNA with something so suburban and mainstream was simply too much for Porsche purists to bear.
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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
Most Common Trouble Spots
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The 2016 Porsche Macan has been recalled 4 times by NHTSA. View Recalls
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POTENTIAL TROUBLE SPOTS
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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 2016 Porsche Macan 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

External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"Car always hooks up with phone bluetooth but is sporadic hooking up to aux side for playing music"

Tom F., MN (2016 Porsche Macan S 3.0-L V6 turbo)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"The suite of in-dash electronics would “freeze” occasionally and unpredictably, and none of the capabilities would function (navigation/GPS, AM radio, FM radio, satellite radio, phone-Bluetooth connection, voice commands, touchscreen, and knobs and buttons). The most serious was navigation while in an unfamiliar metropolitan area. Once the car had been turned off for 30 minutes (guessing), everything returned to normal upon starting it the next time. Porsche is replacing the whole suite at no cost to me at 43000 miles."

Anonymous, WA (2016 Porsche Macan S 3.0-L V6 turbo)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Difficulty with pairing"

Andrew H., CO (2016 Porsche Macan S 3.0-L V6 turbo)

"I have yet to find away to transfer the phonebook for my new Samsung 9 cellphone into the car's phone system. Should be easy but isn't! Big frustration!"

Donald E., WA (2016 Porsche Macan S 3.6-L V6 turbo)
Radio

"faulty software, radio wouldn't shut off"

Jim S., AB (2016 Porsche Macan Turbo 3.6-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

"When parked in heavy rain, water leaks into the interior, making it very wet inside. Water (about 3 gallons) accumulated in the right rocker panel of the unibody. Had to remove access plugs to drain it."

Jeff K., CA (2016 Porsche Macan S 3.0-L V6 turbo)
Squeaks or rattles

"Chicklet Box type rattle in the A pillar where the auto-mirror attaches to the door. to have a cheap rattle 9 inches from one's head in a $78,000 SUV is in my mind unacceptable! Porsche dealer has not taken complaint seriously and after 3 service calls including keeping vehicle 2 days annoying rattle is still there. Even Porsche USA is unresponsive to emails or calls. Nice car but TERRIBLE service in my opinion. I figure 50% of the value of a new higher end car is the service that goes with it and my experience so far with Porsche USA and Larson Porsche Audi here in Tacoma is that they sell expensive cars but don't know or car about customer service once the vehicle is sold. Very different from Lexus, Infinity, or even Hyundai Genesis vehicles I have owned."

Donald E., WA (2016 Porsche Macan S 3.6-L V6 turbo)

"power steering noise"

Susan M., FL (2016 Porsche Macan S 3.0-L V6 turbo)

"After two years of complaining and many hours in the dealership they finally found the source of an annoying rattle. It was in the ignition key receptical. It took a letter to the Washington AG's office and states lemon law to get them to take the issue seriously and replace faulty part."

Donald E., WA (2016 Porsche Macan S 3.6-L V6 turbo)

"The door seal and the area near the trunk. needed to be reseal"

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Porsche Macan S 3.0-L V6 turbo)

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

4WD/AWD components

"the transfer box had to be replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2016 Porsche Macan S 3.0-L V6 turbo)
Transfer case

"I've had 2 transfer cases replaced one at 3000 miles and one at 11000 miles.We also have a friend that has a 2015 and they had a transfer case replaced also.They state that it may be caused by the high humidity in south Florida."

Anonymous, FL (2016 Porsche Macan S 3.0-L V6 turbo)

"Transfer case needed to be replaced. It seems to be a relatively common problem that shows up at around 11,000 miles. It hesitates as you gradually accelerate and gets worse after it warms up. After the transfer case was replaced it drives normally again"

Anonymous, MN (2016 Porsche Macan S 3.0-L V6 turbo)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"You are wearing me out with this survey--too darn long and detailed."

Anonymous, FL (2016 Porsche Macan S 3.0-L V6 turbo)
Oil leaks

"oil leak at timing cover gasket under warranty repair. would have cost a lot if not under warranty"

Anonymous, DC (2016 Porsche Macan Turbo 3.0-L V6 turbo)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

"It was actually the transfer case that required replacement. Caused hesitation in acceleration."

David-Diane S., WI (2016 Porsche Macan)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Troubles being jerky from stop when accelerating. Fix was replace transmission"

Anonymous, NY (2016 Porsche Macan S 3.0-L V6 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

Body control module

"DOOR SENSOR THOUGHT IT WAS OPEN, THE WARNING WAS ON CONTINUEOUSLY."

Thomas S., TX (2016 Porsche Macan)

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

Power steering pumps and hoses

"Power steering went out at 27k miles. Water pump replaces at 30k. Whining and whiriring sounds while driving. Cause TBD."

Douglas A., MA (2016 Porsche Macan S 3.0-L V6 turbo)

Climate System

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

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

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.

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 Cooling

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

Brakes

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

Transmission Minor

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

Engine Major

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

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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
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
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:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
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:SENSOR:OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION
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:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
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
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