2019 Porsche Cayenne Problems and Top Complaints – Is Your Car A Lemon?

Electrical system, headlights and brakes issues among the top complaints received by the NHTSA from vehicle owners

The 2019 Porsche Cayenne is a luxury SUV that’s supposed to offer sports car-like performance. Even the automaker claims it provides “everyday comfort,” but owners disagree. This Porsche model seems to suffer from a faulty electrical system, defective exterior lighting and troublesome brakes

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Problems with the Electrical System

Whether a luxury or budget-friendly car is being discussed, the electrical system should operate flawlessly. However, customers that spend this kind of money expect that there won’t be any defects.

This Edmunds review shows otherwise, “I’ve been back for multiple problems at least 12 times…4 times in service…they said there aren’t problems. Took to a Porsche specialist, hooked it up to computer system and most things failed. Now dealer handed it over to “Porsche”. They had it for 2 weeks…no phone calls or communication. It’s a lemon. For $104,000 I deserve a replacement. Climate (AC/heat) don’t work, seat memory doesn’t work, engine timing off etc.”

It turns out that there is also a recall due to defective equipment. NHTSA Campaign Number 19V111000 states that some vehicles have a software failure that is causing the rearview camera image to be delayed. Because of this, the driver doesn’t really know what’s behind the SUV, which could cause an accident. Now Lucy Liu might have said “You can’t look back; you have to keep looking forward,” but she clearly wasn’t talking about what to do while driving.

Problems with the Headlights

Seeing clearly is a main concern for people that drive at night, but defective headlights and systems make this cumbersome.

One example is found in this Edmunds review. “Auto Headlights do not work. I know at some point the Auto Headlight should work because I always drive the same road every morning and evening.”

It turns out, Porsche is very familiar with lighting issues. Even Service Bulletin #122-J5Q5U-01 talks about production errors that caused the tail lights to have visual defects. These defects include slight cracks at the edges and “significant cracks” as well. Who wants to spend this much money only to have a luxury SUV that looks like a baseball bat was taken to the lights?

Problems with the Brakes

Finally, the attention is turned to stopping the vehicle. Brakes are an essential component on any vehicle, but should work very well on one that costs this much. Yet, that’s not the case.

Read one more Edmunds review. “Squeaky brakes.  As another reviewer said, totally unacceptable in a 80-90k car. Worse, the dealers will tell you that it’s acceptable because it’s a race car and solution is to brake hard.”

There are even larger braking concerns. NHTSA Campaign Number 19V735000 states that 44,000 vehicles have a defective instrument cluster that doesn’t alert drivers as to when the brake pads are worn. Because of this defect, the vehicle might not respond as the driver expects, which increases the chance of an accident and injury. At this point, it might make more sense to stop the vehicle one last time while parking it at the junkyard.

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Brian Jones

About the Author:

Brian Jones spent more than 20 years working as an ASE Certified Master Tech and Parts Specialist at multiple dealerships. Brian has become an authority in the industry, traveling across the country to consult for car dealerships and contributing his expertise as a writer for several major automotive publications. In his spare time, Brian enjoys working on pickup trucks, muscle cars, Jeeps and anything related to motorsports.

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