Engine Died

2011 Porsche Cayenne

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Porsche dealer.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
39,550 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace camshaft and bolts (1 reports)
  3. replace engine (1 reports)
2011 Porsche Cayenne engine problems

engine problem

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2011 Porsche Cayenne Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 232016


  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,500 miles


The Cayenne S just hit its 5 year mark. The check engine light went on and there was a shrudding noice coming from the engine. After about 5 minutes of driving, it died on me. I was grateful that I at least made it to a safe place. The Cayenne S was towed to the dealer. The Porsche Service Rep was extremely helpful and offered to take this matter to Porsche, crossing fingers that Porsche takes ownership of this problem and covers the repair cost which is approximately $2300.

- geegh, San Diego, CA, US

problem #2

Aug 302015

Cayenne Cayenne S 4.4L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,100 miles

Cayenne S shut off in traffic. Had flat bedded to Porsche dealer (70 miles). 51,100 miles and 10 months out of warranty. Service tried to get my after market company ($4000) to fix it. They declined as they,"don't pay for bolts that back out"!! Two week delay followed by another two weeks to get fixed once Porsche agreed to pay 75% of $4100 bill. Replaced two of four camshafts and put new bolts in ALL camshafts. No loaner offered and I paid $1100. Coming off of 11 years of Lexus GX470 ownership, 180,000 miles, NO SERVICE CALLS,TOWS, or failures, I am disappointed!!!

BTW; The transfer case failed at 36k miles as well (was replaced under warranty).

- Gregory K., Lawton, MI, US

problem #1

Apr 082012

Cayenne Turbo V8 Twin Turbo

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles

Car died...has to REPLACE the entire engine. Was in the shop for almost an entire month while we waited for a new engine to come from Germany!!!

- bad, Henderson, NV, US

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