Porsche Cayenne 2011 - another customer with problems
Unfortunately, it was the worst, the bolts that go into the head of the cams were cut. We found pieces of bolts (aluminum) in the distribution caps.
Failure recognized by Porsche, attention to the owners of Cayenne / Panamera 2010,2011,2012, will fail
Translated text of a workshop in California;
Due to the combination of safety concern, the high potential repair cost and the high failure rate, we now believe that all affected Cayenne and Panamera should replace the camshaft adjustment bolts as a preventive measure. We have seen too many cases like the one shown here to recommend running the risk of continuing to run the vehicle with the original bolts in place.
If you own one of the following models equipped with the affected V8 4.8L engines, call us today to discuss what we can do for you to avoid the failure of the camshaft adjuster bolt or repair your vehicle if the bolt failure has already occurred.
Cayenne S or Cayenne Turbo, manufactured between 2010 - 2012
Panamera S, Panamera 4S or Panamera Turbo, manufactured between 2010 - 2012
A real disaster, loss of confidence in the brand.
All the economic effort involved in maintaining these vehicles has no relation to the level of failure. IT IS IMPRESENTABLE.
Failure recognized by Porsche, but only resolved some markets, the rest will fail as time passes and kms traveled