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I just thought of hearing others' opinions on this. I had 2021 Cayenne as a loaner while my 981S was getting service. I was totally disappointed with the car. Cayenne was one of few cars I shortlisted as a family SUV but after driving over the weekend, I decided not to buy one. Here is the problem.

The car jolts during downshifting from gear-3 to gear-2 and jolts even more from gear-2 to gear-1. Every time, I make a turn on local roads (especially around the residential areas), as the speed is low, this happens all the time. The gear change from 2 to 1 happens right in the middle of the turn and the turn becomes so busy and rough.

Anyone have had this issue? Is this just the loaner or all cayenne have this issue?
 

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Looks like they are putting the 8 speed ZF automatic in the current gen Cayenne, and i'm not a fan. I think it's a reliable transmission, they put it in everything, but it's not smooth. I drove an audi a6 s-line with that same transmission, and I wasn't impressed with the shifting at all, night and day compared to the DSG in my S4.
 

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I just thought of hearing others' opinions on this. I had 2021 Cayenne as a loaner while my 981S was getting service. I was totally disappointed with the car. Cayenne was one of few cars I shortlisted as a family SUV but after driving over the weekend, I decided not to buy one. Here is the problem.

The car jolts during downshifting from gear-3 to gear-2 and jolts even more from gear-2 to gear-1. Every time, I make a turn on local roads (especially around the residential areas), as the speed is low, this happens all the time. The gear change from 2 to 1 happens right in the middle of the turn and the turn becomes so busy and rough.

Anyone have had this issue? Is this just the loaner or all cayenne have this issue?
From experience with my GTS, I attribute the behavior to how it was driven before you drove it. If I take it easy around town, you hardly notice the transmission. If you decide to get 'sporty' and 'aggressive', the system senses your style and will shift aggressively, especially downshifts. Sometimes it's bothersome, but since I know what to expect, and how to invoke it, I don't mind.
 

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I just thought of hearing others' opinions on this. I had 2021 Cayenne as a loaner while my 981S was getting service. I was totally disappointed with the car. Cayenne was one of few cars I shortlisted as a family SUV but after driving over the weekend, I decided not to buy one. Here is the problem.

The car jolts during downshifting from gear-3 to gear-2 and jolts even more from gear-2 to gear-1. Every time, I make a turn on local roads (especially around the residential areas), as the speed is low, this happens all the time. The gear change from 2 to 1 happens right in the middle of the turn and the turn becomes so busy and rough.

Anyone have had this issue? Is this just the loaner or all cayenne have this issue?
 

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I just purchased a base Cayenne last week. I have had the exact same lurching during downshifting. It is most notable from 3-2. I noted it during the test drive and commented that it must be in some sport mode to the salesman. No comment. When I drove it home, I pulled over several times trying to get it into a different mode. I figured surely there is a drive in which this does not happen. No luck. I spoke with the salesman who said I would get used it. I asked him to mention the issue to the Porsche mechanic who said it was normal. The issue is absolutely miserable. My 488 Spider does not do this so please don't tell me this is a feature unique to performance cars. I even had my wife drive it to make sure I wasn't crazy. Her exact quote as she is sitting next to me: "it seems to aggressively brake when you are trying to coast and then fools you into relaxing off the brake before slamming you into the next low gear."

What a disappointment. What a joke. Everything else on this car is great other than the driving part. I am planning to return it for whatever financial hit they want to give me. Never buying a Porsche again.
 

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BGT Red - I bought a 2021 Cayenne (Base model) demonstrator at the end of August with under 250 miles on it. I am having exactly the same problem you describe. I thought I was going to crash the first time it happened. After driving it for a few days and having to deal with this problem I checked out a couple of forums only to learn that this is a broad-based problem people are having. Acting on the advice provided by one forum member, I registered my experience with NTSB board - enough letters might push Porsche US to do something.

I had a service appointment today for this issue and the dealer said they did a software check and inspection and found neither any updates nor anything wrong with the car. They said what I was experiencing was normal. The service manager said it was possible with the adaptive transmission the car might act differently after being broken in at 2,000+ plus miles. I feel like he is blowing smoke...I am in California and I am investigating the states Lemon Laws.

What's the latest on your car?
 
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