Porsche Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Porsche

Smoke, oil consumption, and fuel trim issues with various fault codes can be traced to an internal leak at the oil separator.

The power windows not lowering when the Cabriolet top latch and/or door handle is operated or lowering unexpectedly while driving can be caused by a failing Cabriolet top or door handle micro switch. Diagnoses will be required to determine which switch is at fault and will require replacement.

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.

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I know you can check the oil by turning the key to the first stop. However now every time we try starting the car it won't let us start until it checks the oil level. And sometimes it makes you check it twice before starting. This every time now.

How do i get my car key in the ignition key slot?

Clutch pressure plate gone?...or hydraulics going?
Feels like the old scenario of someone "riding the clutch"

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The fuel injection system uses tubes called fuel rails to get the fuel to the fuel injectors. These fuel rails can leak. Any fuel leak always increases the risk of a fire. Dealers will replace the affected fuel rails to correct this concern.

The hood upper lock may not properly secure the hood due to a manufacturing issue. As a result the hood could suddenly open while driving, blocking the driver's vision and increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the lock on the front hood to correct this concern.

A piston connecting rod inside the engine may come loose and damage the engine, causing loss of power and an oil leak. Owners of affected vehicles are advised not to drive their vehicles until repairs are made. Dealers will replace the engine free of charge to resolve the problem.

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This is a outstanding SUV. I would buy another when I need to replace this one.

the clutch would not release after i shifted,the fluid in the reservoir over flow

A very good car for the track as well as the road. Base model torque to weight ratio is awesome and turbo is usually too much car for most people to handle. The engine is normally aspirated and water cooled. The power assist steering can require a bit getting used to if one is used to more road feedback at lower speeds. Road noise may be dampened substantially with Bridgestones or softer make v...

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