Porsche Cayenne (92A)
This vehicle also has the unofficial chassis designation of “958.”
- Premium Package – includes Power Steering Plus, Comfort Lighting Package, Park Assist, backup camera, bi-xenon headlights, Porsche Dynamic Lighting System, autodim mirrors, power sunroof, 14-way power seats w/ memory, and heated and ventilated front seats
- Premium Package Plus – includes all items in the above Premium Package plus heated rear seats, LED headlights, keyless ignition, power rear sunshade, and Lane Change Assist
- Sport Package – includes Sport Chrono, air suspension, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), and sport exhaust
- Heated seats – the Turbo and Turbo S come standard with heated front and rear seats, but they’re optional on all other trims. It is unclear if this includes a heated steering wheel like on the previous-generation 9PA Cayenne.
- Ventilated front seats
- Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) – allows you to adjust the suspension stiffness for different road conditions
- Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) – dramatically reduces body roll when cornering
- Infotainment Package – includes Bose surround sound stereo system and HD radio
- Adaptive cruise control
- Panoramic roof
- Air suspension
- Porsche M48.02 (GTS MY11-14, S MY11-14)
- Porsche M48.52 (Turbo MY11-14, Turbo S MY11-14)
- Porsche MCF.TB (Turbo MY15+)
- Porsche MCG.EA (S E-Hybrid)
- Porsche MCN.RB (Diesel)
- Porsche MCU.RA (S MY15+)
- Porsche MCX.ZA (GTS MY15+)
- Porsche MCY.XA (Turbo S MY15+)
- Volkswagen VR6 3.6L (Base) – Also called the Porsche M55.02 in MY11-14 and the Porsche MCE.YA in MY15+
This vehicle is too new for detailed information on common problems.
In general, this car seems to be more reliable than its predecessor.
- Vent adjustment sliders are made of brittle plastic and break easily
- Vehicles with gasoline engines: The transfer case is prone to failure, and can happen as early as 15k miles.
- Symptoms include uneven tire wear and lurching when accelerating, especially in 2nd or 3rd gear
- Changing the “lifetime” transfer case fluid every 10k miles may help it live longer
- Replacement cost at a Porsche dealer outside of warranty generally comes in around $4000
- Even if the transfer case has been replaced, there’s no guarantee it won’t fail again
- This forum post offers some great advice for test drives to ensure that the vehicle you’re looking at has a good transfer case
- Porsche redesigned the transfer case vent in March 2017. It’s possible that vehicles with the new vent may encounter failure less often.
- This does not seem to affect hybrid or diesel vehicles, as they use a different transfer case