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Porsche Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems for 21 Porsche models based on complaints from actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

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Known Problems

Brake pads and rotors may wear out prematurely. This can be heavily dependent on driving style. Our technicians recommend regular brake inspections with replacement of pads and rotors as required.

If the airbag warning light illuminates, it must be attended to quickly. Seat belt buckles, wiring updates/repairs, and/or airbag module faults may be the cause.

A coolant leak may develop at the thermostat housing, under the intake manifold. Our technicians tell us that revised parts are available to correct this concern.

Valve cover leaks are common.

The drains in the Cabriolet top can clog, causing water to leak onto the carpets. Water can also accumulate in the doors, causing various electrical problems.

Accumulated water in electronic control units can lead to various alarm and remote entry problems.

If the vehicle cannot return to run position after start or if the interior fan is not getting power, it may be the electrical portion of the ignition switch has become erratic or has failed. The entire switch assembly should be replaced.

Cam tensioner/cam timing issues can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate.

Cam tensioner/cam timing issues can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate.

Valve cover leaks are common.

Engine oil leaks can occur at the rear main seal and/or intermediate support cover o-ring; a revised seal is available. A careful diagnosis with proper tools is necessary to verify dimensional accuracy of the crankshaft to engine block.

Tire wear can be problematic, very dependent on driving style. Our technicians recommend regular tire inspection and replacement when necessary.

Due to a failed resistor pack, the HVAC fan may only operate on the high speed setting.

The accumulation of moisture at major connectors and control units can cause various ABS/PDAS faults due to corrosion.

Check Engine Light illumination and performance issues can be caused by oxygen sensor faults.