hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,667 miles

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2006 Porsche Cayenne electrical problems

electrical problem

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2006 Porsche Cayenne Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 032016


  • 60,000 miles


For safety: Airbag fault and earning light appearing approximately 60K miles in. From a simple google search, it appears to be a widespread issue. When contacting both Porsche locally and Porsche corporate to amend, both refuse repairs by citing vehicle's age (although this is a prevalent, known issue). For performance features: PCM failure; PCM is the navigation and radio console system. Again, both Porsche local and Porsche corporate were contacted after discovering through a mere google search, which will illustrate this large issue with Porsche Cayenne vehicles incurring PCM failures in droves. Porsche has acknowledge both the airbag safety failure and PCM fault is due to bad electrical engineering, to include acknowledging the choice of to not pursue a recall or "goodwill" repairs.

- Lynnwood, WA, USA

problem #2

Jan 152010


  • 104,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Porsche Cayenne. While having the vehicle serviced by an authorized dealer for routine maintenance, the contact was told that the ignition switch was not generating the correct amount of voltages. Due to the ignition failure, the vehicle was not using the proper amount of fuel. The contact was also told this was a known failure. The vehicle was repaired. The contact also stated the entire digital dashboard display system failed and no longer displayed any readings. The vehicle was also experiencing a final failure in which a valve body in the transmission failed, causing the vehicle intermittently surge forward. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was told all the failures were known problems yet the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 104,000 and the current mileage was 104,250. The VIN was unavailable.

- Bridgeton, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jan 012011


  • miles
When the weather temperature goes 29 F or below, the air bag, anti- lock brake and horn stops working. When the weather goes back to normal, they all perform normal.

- East Elmhurst, NY, USA

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