A total of 131 complaints have been filed with NHTSA for vehicles that are model year 2015 or newer. 5.3%, or 7 of those complaints have caused some degree of injury. 4.6%, or 6 were crash related, and 2.3%, or 3 complaints describe fire-related incidents.
2018 Porsche Cayenne: AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS, RANDOMLY A SERIOUS UNSAFE TO OPERATE ?SERVICE NECESSARY? WARNING APPEARS ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL AND THE CRUISE CONTROL MALFUNCTIONS. WITH THE SERVICE NECESSARY WARNING INDICATED, THE VEHICLE IS UNSAFE TO OPERATE. THIS UNSAFE VEHICLE IS NOT DRIVABLE WITH CRUISE CONTROL FOR APPROXIMATELY THE NEXT HOUR. THIS BREAKDOWN IS KNOWN TO PORSCHE (VIA THEIR COMMUNICATIONS WITH ME) AND THEY ARE UNABLE TO RECTIFY THE ERROR. IN A 2020 PORSCHE CAYENNE THIS FAILURE HAS BEEN RECTIFIED. ATTACHED, INVOICES FROM FIVE VISITS TO PORSCHE DEALERSHIPS, ALL DURING THE WARRANTY PERIOD. ATTACHED ALSO PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN ON VARIOUS DAYS, TIMES AND SPEEDS, AND TRAFFIC CONDITIONS OF THE SERVICE NECESSARY WARNING ON INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CRUISE CONTROL MALFUNCTIONS.
TL* TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2017 Porsche Macan TURBO. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 21V131000 (AIR BAGS) HOWEVER, THE PART TO DO THE RECALL REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. HENDRICK PORSCHE LOCATED AT 6800 E. INDEPENDENCE BLVD, CHARLOTTE, NC 28227, WAS CONTACTED AND CONFIRMED THAT THE PART WAS NOT YET AVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER HAD EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.
AS I WAS COASTING TO A STOP AT A STOPLIGHT THE CAR SHUDDERED AND LOST ALL POWER FROM THE ENGINE. I WAS ABLE TO STOP THE CAR AND A RED WARNING ON THE DASHBOARD SAID 'DRIVE SYSTEM CONTROL FAULT, PARK VEHICLE SAFELY'. I'VE HEARD FROM A NUMBER OF OTHER Taycan OWNERS AND THEY HAVE HAD THE SAME PROBLEM WHILE DRIVING, IN SOME CASES ON THE FREEWAY AND HAD TO STOP IN THE LEFT HAND LANE. I BELIEVE THIS FAULT IS VERY DANGEROUS AND SERIOUS. I AM VERY CONCERNED THIS COULD HAPPEN TO ME WHILE DRIVING AT SPEED, AND COULD RESULT IN AN ACCIDENT AND/OR INJURY TO ME OR OTHERS. THE CAR DID RESET AFTER I TURNED IT OFF AND RESTARTED, AND I DID NOT HAVE A PROBLEM FOR THE REST OF THE DAY. THE CAR IS CURRENTLY AT THE DEALER.
WHILE DRIVING ON THE FREEWAY AT C. 55MPH IN MODERATE TRAFFIC, THE CAR LOST ALL MOTOR POWER AND STARED TO COAST TO A STANDSTILL. AN ERROR WAS ON THE DISPLAY SAYING ?DRIVE SYSTEM CONTROL FAULT - PARK VEHICLE SAFELY. I MANAGED TO GET TO A SLIP ROAD OFF THE FREEWAY AND THE CAR JUDDERED TO A HALT FROM AROUND 15MPH UNTIL COMPLETE STOP. THERE WAS NO RESPONSE THE THROTTLE AT ANY TIME. I POWERED OFF THE CAR USING THE POWER BUTTON ON THE DASHBOARD, THEN IMMEDIATELY SWITCHED IT BACK ON. ONCE BACK ON, THE CAR WAS OPERATING NORMALLY. THIS HAS BEEN REPORTED ON Porsche Taycan FORUMS HTTPS://WWW.TAYCANFORUM.COM/FORUM/THREADS/MOTOR-CONTROL-ERROR-AND-SYSTEM-ERROR.3114/
On 4/18/2021 approxamtely 8:25pm. While driving at approxamately 65 mph on a los angeles freeway a red error message popped up that read "motor contol error stop vehicle in a safe place" the car stopped abruptly on the freeway. I wasnt able to pull over to safety. All of the lights were still on, on the instument control, the car still appeared to be functional. However, when the car came to a stop, (in the middle of a moderaltely busy freeway) it went into park and would not allow me to put it into drive. I turned the car off and turned it back on and it drove at that point. I took it to the dealer the next day due to them being closed at the time this happened.