Porsche problems and recall check

Porsche problems have been evident in recent years with a recall check revealing the Spyder getting a small recall for rear control arms in 2014. You will also notice engines being replaced in 911 GT3’s, and the NHTSA took a close look at coolant leaks in the 2011 Porsche 911.


Car Recalls readers can check Porsche recalls by VIN using the official tool linked to on this page, or report problems with their Porsche using the comments area. You are also able to join in with discussion and spot common problems thanks to repeated faults mentioned by Cayenne, Boxster, and other Porsche model owners.

If you have problems with your Porsche, then reach out to official customer service using the contact details provided, or leave a status update about defects you have seen since owning your model of Porsche. There’s official news headlines about Porsche car recalls below the comment area.

Porsche Car Recalls insight up to October 2017

If there's been Porsche car recalls in 2017, then customer reports will be found below.

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  • Dwight

    The nav system on my 2014 Boxster seems to be pretty pointless, as you need to have the address and zip code for any destination. Surely there is some sort of update, as I am currently using a third-party sat-nav.

  • Travis

    Just picked up my new GTS and the brakes are squeaking, I did hear this is normal for the first few hundred miles. Surely paying so much for a vehicle would mean you would not have to put up with such annoying noises?

  • Dale

    I have a 981 Boxter and there seems to be an annoying rattle coming from the passenger side. Some people have said it could be the mesh windscreen thing that sits behind the seat – has anyone else had such an issue?

  • George

    Having driven my Porsche Macan for 10,000 miles, I am now shocked that when I put the key into the ignition it will not turn. All the lights and dash light up, but for some reason I am unable to get the key to turn at all.

  • Jason

    The Bose radio in my 2015 Boxster has quit working; does this mean I have to pay the price and go to a Porsche dealer?

  • Donald

    There seems to be a steering judder from my Porsche Panamera, could this be a tire issue, or something much serious?

  • Harvey

    My Porsche 996 has now gone through two engines, even thought they were fitted by the main dealer at a huge cost to myself. However, it would seem that Porsche are not prepared to take any of the blame, but is this something anyone else has suffered?

  • Graham

    The coil on my 2004 Porsche 911 needs to be replaced every 6 months, surely there is another problem causing this issue?

  • Alvin

    I do not drive my 2011 Porsche Cayenne like an idiot and fast all the time, yet the brakes do seem to wear quickly.

  • Nick

    Why is it that the ignition key in my Porsche Boxtser does not turn? I would like an easy solution before taking it to the dealer.

  • Mike

    My 1998 Porsche 911 has great acceleration right up until it hits 3,000-4,000 RPM, then it feels as though I hit a wall. What would cause this to stop the car accelerating more?

  • Stephanie

    Has anyone sale had the engine complete give up on them for a 2011 Porsche Cayenne? The car in the garage for an entire month.

  • Chris

    The Four Wheel Warning Light on my 2006 Porsche Cayenne is on when the vehicle is started, although it will go out every now and then when the car is restarted.

  • Don

    There is a rattling noise coming from my 2002 Porsche Boxster engine. After some serious looking around I have found that it is an engine failure, and cost me around $15,000, so if you are looking to buy one of these cars and come across that noise – run.

  • Kirsty

    The passenger front seat airbag light stays on all the time on my 2011 Porsche Cayenne. The dealer has said that the light is meant to be on, which I find hard to believe, and also can become very distracting while driving at night to have a light constantly in my face.

  • Adrian

    The engine on my 2010 Porsche Cayenne randomly shuts down. There are no warning lights flashing to offer any sort of clue, which is what has surprised me. The response from Porsche has been more than shocking seeing as though their response has been slow. When I finally heard back they said I would receive a call within a couple of hours, a while day went by, and nothing. I think my next course of action is to go to my local Porsche dealer and not move until I have an answer – although I will have to find another way to get there.

  • Chris

    I cant understand why the brakes would need to be replaced after only 20,000 miles of driving since new. What baffles me even more is that after the brakes had been replaced on my 2011 Porsche Cayenne there was still around 30 percent of life left in them. I just like to know why the brakes had to be changed because the wear warning light came on and they started to lose their effectiveness, yet there will still a decent amount of life left in them?

  • Darnel

    I cannot understand why the steering on my 2012 Porsche Panamera keeps pulling to the left, even after all four wheels were aligned, and also checks done on its steering components. Porsche were unable to find the problem either, which I find very strange. I am also very annoyed because it makes it a lot tougher driving while having to fight the cars urge to pull to the right.

    Surely Porsche has to known the what is causing this problem?

  • Omar

    Strange bumps have appeared on the front right and rear left tires on my 2011 Porsche Boxster. I have been told that I need to change them right away because they could burst. I have since changed them, and the same thing has happened again, and so I have to assume that there is an issue with the car itself, as it is being too hard on its tires, but what could cause such a thing.

  • Sharon

    Should I need to worry, as I have a Porsche with a diesel engine and now fear it will be involved in the VW emissions scandal? I know that Porsche has said we have nothing to worry about, but we now know how dishonest the VW Group have been.

  • Jake

    My 2009 Porsche Cayenne has 100,000 miles on the clock and have replaced the fuel pump twice now, and also the a couple of gaskets and a filter pressure sensor. I am just wondering if I am the only one to have this issue, and if not, has there been any sort of recall, as it does seem very odd to me?

  • Samuel

    I’m very shocked with the poor build quality of the interior in my 2009 Porsche Cayenne, as when the temperature gets hot outside the flu that holds the back panels on the rear seats starts to come away, and so I have a rear seat panel that starts to look more like a tray you find on the back of a plane seat. Now that the car is out of warranty, what do you suggest?

  • Charlie

    I think the Porsche Cayenne has a very poor design with its interior, as the reflection form the windscreen on the dash can be very off putting at times. I have since heard this is a common problem with the beige interior, yet Porsche has not done anything about it, or informed customers about this issue.

  • Robbie

    The dealer has told me that the speed I am doing in my 2013 Porsche Cayenne is around 4 miles faster than it actually is. The worst part is, the dealer said there is nothing they can do about it – surely they have an obligation to fix this?

  • Oscar

    I cannot understand why the key will not tun on my 2003 Porsche Boxster. Not matter how many times I try, it will not turn at all, please help.

  • Frank

    I have grown very tired of the fact that Porsche just seem unable to resolve what can only be descried as a handful of annoying and worrying sensor issues on my 2011 Panamera. The issue that I have range from a light sensor, low oil, gas gages, computer rebooting, and even a dashboard that rattles. You would not think that such a car would have these issues, although more so a rattling dashboard.

  • Jason

    There has been a horrible rattling noise from the engine of my Porsche Boxster, and have since been told it will cost $15,000 to repair. I have since found this to be a common issue with the 2003 model because of the bolts used were not as strong as the newer ones, so how come Porsche are not forced to do this repair work for free?

  • Donald

    Why has my 2005 Porsche Cayenne brakes decided to now play up? After I applied the brakes the other day the PSM failure lights came on, as did the buzzers, which was rather annoying. I pumped the brakes, but the brakes never came back. I am just glad that I was driving slow enough to bring the car to a stop.

  • Lewis

    Please help, I am having issues with locking my 1997 Porsche 996. The key remote worked intermittently, bit now no longer works, even after relaxing the batteries several times. Is there a way to re-program the remote, or will I have to replace it?

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