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.
Alerts
There are 6 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

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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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 2017 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

Apple CarPlay

"GPS goes crazy and places car incorrectly on the in-dash map."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Porsche Macan Turbo 3.6-L V6 turbo)
Backup or other camera/sensors

"The cameras cease to work. the 'birdseye view' doesn't show."

Anonymous, SC (2017 Porsche Macan Base 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"Carplay works intermittently and sometimes resets"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Porsche Macan S 3.0-L V6 turbo)
Radio

"The radio problem is actually a sound quality problem. No highs; no lows; must be Bose!!! Also many sensor reading errors re oil level and air pressure levels. Cruise control doesn't work at all anymore."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Porsche Macan Turbo 3.6-L V6 turbo)
Routine software updates

"Every time you start the vehicle the ACC not operative warning comes on then goes off."

Lyle P., UT (2017 Porsche Macan GTS 3.0-L V6 turbo)
Speakers

"The fidelity of the sound system is abysmal, rendering it almost totally unusable (it's the upgrade Bose system in this car). Road noise only compounds the problem."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Porsche Macan Turbo 3.6-L V6 turbo)
Voice control commands

"Does not work well. Does not understand commands"

Anonymous, IL (2017 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

Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Both front door seals squeaked. Clamshell hood creaked near A-pillers. All repaired by dealer"

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Porsche Macan GTS 3.0-L V6 turbo)
Squeaks or rattles

"when you hit a certain type of bump there is a noise under the dashboard that sounds like a flap is loose"

Anonymous, MN (2017 Porsche Macan GTS 3.6-L V6 turbo)

"bad rattle in dashboard drivers side"

Anonymous, GA (2017 Porsche Macan 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Dash clock and passenger fan control made noise"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Porsche Macan S 3.0-L V6 turbo)

"Rattles on the driver side coming from in the dash."

Anonymous, MI (2017 Porsche Macan GTS 3.0-L V6 turbo)

"repaired promptly by dealer under warranty"

Anonymous, ON (2017 Porsche Macan GTS 3.6-L V6 turbo)
Wind noise

"A high pitch whistle sounds from the windshield intermittently when you drive over 40. It can only be heard if the radio is off, etc. But because it's intermittent, it's difficult to replicate when in for service."

Anonymous, VA (2017 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

Oil leaks

"timing chain cover had 2 broken bolts so it was leaking oil. required pulling the engine to repair it"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Porsche Macan S 3.0-L V6 turbo)

"Failed main front engine seal"

Anonymous, IL (2017 Porsche Macan S 3.0-L V6 turbo)

"Oil cover gasket leaking Covered under warranty"

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Porsche Macan S 3.0-L V6 turbo)

"The leak came from the front of the engine. It is a known problem (broken bolt) for this year of Macan so they knew exactly what it was and what to do."

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Porsche Macan GTS 3.0-L V6 turbo)

"Oil leak in the timing chain area. This is a known fact for 2015,2016,2017 Macan. Dealer had to pull out engine to repair the engine oil leak. Had a 3 pages repair detail. Would have cost $$$ if not under warranty!"

Thomas T., NJ (2017 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

Transfer case

"The transfer case "slips" or stutters at low speeds on acceleration."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Porsche Macan GTS 3.0-L V6 turbo)

"The car was not accelerating smoothly. The problem was knowned by the dealer who changed the transfer case on warrants."

Anonymous, QC (2017 Porsche Macan Base 2.0-L 4 Cyl 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

Gauges

"Half the lights in the dashboard did not light up. The dealership said that was normal but when the speedometer doesn't light up that to me is a problem."

Anonymous, IL (2017 Porsche Macan S 3.0-L V6 turbo)
Headlights

"Level sensor, immediately replaced by Porsche. Headlights still functioned normally. Warning indicator identified the problem."

Anonymous, TN (2017 Porsche Macan S 3.0-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

"At around 30k miles, the air suspension compressor started to make funny noises when you first started the car, then occasionally while driving. Eventually the car dropped in ride height and posted a suspension failure warning. We took the car to a Porsche dealer for service and they diagnosed it as a failed air suspension compressor. It was replaced under warranty and no troubles since."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Porsche Macan GTS 3.0-L V6 turbo)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Makes a wining noise when turning in a tight circle"

Anonymous, MI (2017 Porsche Macan GTS 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

"Brakes had to be replaced, front and rear, after less than 15K miles"

Raymond G., CA (2017 Porsche Macan Base 3.6-L V6 turbo)

"Pedal pressure inadequate. Pumping brakes to create pressure"

Gerard S., FL (2017 Porsche Macan Base)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Loose interior trim or moldings

"The sun visor on the driver's came off the support bracket"

Anonymous, GA (2017 Porsche Macan GTS Unsure)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"Airbag warning light goes on for no reason"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Porsche Macan S 3.0-L V6 turbo)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

"Slippage with a shudder going from 1st to 2nd."

Michael S., CA (2017 Porsche Macan S 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

Automatic climate control

"Sometimes when you put the air at 68, it blows out hot heat. Sometimes, it blows out freezing air. You have to keep playing with the digital temperature gauge until you get the hot/warm/cool/cold you want -- and it's crap shoot, never consistent (e.g., 68 degrees can be boiling heat or freezing cold). The vents are divided into 3 - the windshield, the dashboard, and the floor. You have to play with the on/off options for each for a while before the vents you want open actually open (if you succeed at all), and the ones you want closed actually close. And the way the vents are positioned, there's dead air space right in front of the steering wheel - so if it's a hot day and you have the AC on, your legs and hands might be cold but your head/face is still boiling hot. When you bring it to the dealer, they tell you there's nothing wrong."

Anonymous, VA (2017 Porsche Macan S 3.0-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

Locks and latches

"Intermittent latch failure after being hit from the rear. Dealership unable to fix."

Anonymous, IN (2017 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.

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 Cooling

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

Engine Major

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

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.

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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
EQUIPMENT
Nov 28, 2018
If the ski bag detaches during a crash, it can increase the risk of injury.
Summary:
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (Porsche) is recalling certain 2017 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S, Cayenne Turbo, Cayenne Plug-in Hybrid, Cayenne GTS, Cayenne Plug-in Hybrid Platinum Edition, Macan Turbo and Macan GTS vehicles, 2017-2018 Cayenne S, Macan, Cayenne Platinum Edition and Macan S vehicles and 2018 Cayenne vehicles equipped with the optional ski bag. The ski bag fastening strap may have been sewn with incorrect thread, possibly resulting in the strap seams tearing and the ski bag being unsecured in the event of a crash.
What should you do:
Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ski bags, free of charge. The recall began January 10, 2019. Owners may contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243. Porsche's number for this recall is AJ12.
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: 18V844000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 142
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
SUSPENSION
Sep 20, 2016
Vehicle oversteer may lead to a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (Porsche) is recalling certain model year 2017 Macan, Macan S, Macan GTS, and Macan Turbo vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the anti-rollbar connecting links may move out of position allowing the vehicle to oversteer in certain driving conditions.
What should you do:
Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will inspect, and as necessary, replace the front anti-rollbar links, free of charge. The recall began January 2017. Owners may contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243. Porsche's number for this recall is AG06.
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: 16V680000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 243
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