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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,429 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2011 Porsche Panamera engine problems

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2011 Porsche Panamera Owner Comments

problem #9

Jul 242016

Panamera

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The cam shaft adjuster bolts were broken and are tearing apart with in the engine and causing the car to stop and not start back again, this is also giving the check engine light, start stop mode deactivated, psm failure errors, there is a recall in china from Porsche about the same errors and same year models

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #8

Apr 122016

Panamera

  • 41,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Porsche Panamera. While driving 30 mph, an abnormal noise was heard, the speed reduced, the vehicle shook violently, and the engine stalled. The failure occurred once. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the camshaft and bolts failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 41,000.

- Greenville, SC, USA

problem #7

Jan 022016

Panamera

  • 94,843 miles
Earlier this year, I was driving approximately at 55 mph, my 2011 Porsche Panamera's engine lost power and power steering, . electronic system seemed to have power, battery was not dead but engine was dead resulting in loss of power steering and brakes. A similar problem was also reported by numerous drivers within a three year period on this model car (web search). When I asked if Porsche was aware of a similar issue, Porsche refused to provide an answer.

- Manassas, VA, USA

problem #6

Jan 022016

Panamera

  • 94,200 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I was driving approx. At 55 mph, engine lost power, lost power steering, brakes felt like having no power and it was very difficult to brake. Electronic system seemed to have power, battery was not dead but engine was dead resulting in loss of power steering and break. A similar problem was also reported by another driver on July 12, 2012 on this model car (web search). Porsches has checked my car and they report that there is no error code and it meets their specification. When I asked if Porsche was aware of a similar issue, Porsche refused to provide an answer. When I requested to have the contact information to a technical rep in germany or Porsche quality representative, it was refused by Porsche. When I asked if Porsche has done a fault simulation specific to my problem, they refused to answer. Loss of engine power while driving can be catastrophic and life threatening. I would like an official investigation into this defect.

- Manassas, VA, USA

problem #5

Nov 012015

Panamera 8-cyl

  • 7,700 miles
"takata recall" camshaft adjuster bolt pin broke off and camshaft came a part. Incident happened on freeway. Had the car towed to the dealership and they took a part the engine and found a bunch of metal in the oil pan. The entire engine had to be replaced. There was a recall for this issue on cars imported into china but that did not cover my car. Porsche knew about this problem but refusing to fixed. The cost of the new engine is $25000. The cars should be recalled in United States by Porsche. Its a common problem with this vehicle with thousands other complaints from other drivers. My warranty expired on November 1 2015 car broke down November 3 2015

- Mayfield Hts, OH, USA

problem #4

Sep 132015

Panamera

  • 46,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Porsche Panamera. While driving 35 -40 mph, the vehicle stalled and the speed dropped to 10 mph. The engine power reduced warning light and the traction control disabled warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was towed to a local dealer, who diagnosed that the cam shaft adjuster detached and may have caused an engine block, resulting in a loss of engine power. The manufacturer was notified and advised the contact to see a local dealer. The failure mileage was 46,000.

- St. John, IN, USA

problem #3

Apr 242015

Panamera

  • 68,120 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Camshaft adjuster bolt pin broke off and camshaft came a part. Incident happened while sitting at a traffic light. Had the car towed to the dealership and they took a part the engine and found a bunch of metal in the oil pan. The entire engine had to be replaced. There was a recall for this issue on cars imported into china but that did not cover my car. Had to pay for the repair out of pocket with some help from the extended warranty company.

- Annandale, VA, USA

problem #2

Feb 012014

Panamera 8-cyl

  • 32,000 miles
I was driving approx. At 55 mph, engine lost power, lost power steering, brakes felt like having no power and it was very difficult to brake. Electronic system seemed to have power, battery was not dead but engine was dead resulting in loss of power steering and break. A similar problem was also reported by another driver on July 12, 2012 on this model car (web search). Porsches has checked my car and they report that there is no error code and it meets their specification. When I asked if Porsche was aware of a similar issue, Porsche refused to provide an answer. When I requested to have the contact information to a technical rep in germany or Porsche quality representative, it was refused by Porsche. When I asked if Porsche has done a fault simulation specific to my problem, they refused to answer. Loss of engine power while driving can be catastrophic and life threatening. I would like an official investigation into this defect.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 192012

Panamera

  • 25,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Porsche Panamera. While driving approximately 50 mph, the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle failed to restart and was towed to an authorized dealer. The technician stated that one of the engine bolts dislodged into the engine which caused severe damage. The engine was in the process of being replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 25,000.

- Studio City , CA, USA

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