Porsche Complaints

  • 126 Complaints
  • 6 Crashes
  • 3 Fires
  • 7 Injuries
  • 0 Fatalities
  • A total of 126 complaints have been filed with NHTSA for vehicles that are model year 2015 or newer. 5.6%, or 7 of those complaints have caused some degree of injury. 4.8%, or 6 were crash related, and 2.4%, or 3 complaints describe fire-related incidents.

Recent Complaints

Parts: POWER TRAINENGINEELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • Date of Incident: Apr-30, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 12:26 May-04, 2021

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.

Parts: POWER TRAINFUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
  • Date of Incident: May-01, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 15:41 May-01, 2021

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/

Parts: AIR BAGS
  • Date of Incident: Apr-29, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 12:46 Apr-29, 2021

The diagnostic shows that the sensor for the driver-side airbag is indicating low ohms (1. 3) compared to standard ohm of 3+ that is required for the airbag to deploy. This could cause the airbag to now deploy as intended during an accident.

Parts: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROLSERVICE BRAKESPOWER TRAIN
  • Date of Incident: Apr-26, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 11:04 Apr-29, 2021

My porsche 2020 s has breaking issues when in sport mode. When the car downshifts from 3rd to 2nd gear, and 2nd to 1st gear, this is a sudden jolt forward or "lurging" that occurs every time. This is a safety risk in bumper to bumper traffic as the car can suddenly jump forward a few feet more than intended by normal breaking. Even when driving and breaking explicitly to compensate for this transmission / breaking defect, the lurging issue cannot be avoided. The only way to avoid this issue is to (a) break hard from 3rd to 1st gear (so from a fairly high speed down to 0, which lends additional breaking safety risks in non-ideal weather conditions such as breaking downhill or on wet / icy roads), or (b) to not drive the car in one of the two driving modes offered. The manufacturer's service department claims there is no issue, but some quick google searches show this issue is experienced widely and well documented, and a software fix has been rolled out overseas that isn't available in north america

Parts: STRUCTUREFORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCEBACK OVER PREVENTION
  • Date of Incident: Apr-14, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 12:25 Apr-22, 2021

The sunroof drain hoses right side front and rear cracked (or were installed cracked from manufacturer), so the rain water can get inside of the structure. Water get down iinto and collected in the rear right electric comparetment, and damaged the park assist module. As a result no park assist, and smell in the cockpit as a swamp.

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