Is Your Luxury Porsche Cayenne SUV a Lemon?

 Is Your Luxury Porsche Cayenne SUV a Lemon?Owners of the luxury Porsche Cayenne SUV who experience repeated problems or have safety issues may wonder if they own a lemon.

“Just because you spent a lot of money for a vehicle, doesn’t make it lemon-proof,” said Attorney James Johnson, a California lemon law lawyer. “Auto manufacturing defects are common, but if they pose a safety risk or there are repeated issues, you might have a lemon.”

The Porsche SUV is a top seller for Porsche Cars North America, Inc. with 95,600 vehicles sold in 2022. The brand expanded its high-end lineup of distinguished sports car models when it added the SUV as a way to appeal to its base of consumers who love the sports brand but need a larger vehicle for everyday use.

While there are no known major problems with the SUVs, there are 172 manufacturer communications and a single recall for the 2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Coupe, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Porsche has provided the federal safety agency with 47  technical explanations for issues with the engine and cooling system, 35 that address the electrical system, and 70 others for various equipment installed on the SUVs. These communications report to dealers and owners alike “known defects, failures, malfunctions, or other unintended deviations from design specifications,” the NHTSA said.


  • Owners of roughly 3,000, 2024 Porsche Cayenne SUVs were alerted to a software error in the gateway control unit that activated the Hazard Warning Signals. The automaker issued a recall in July 2024 for the 2024 Porsche Cayenne, 2024 Porsche Cayenne S, 2024 Porsche Cayenne Coupe, 2024 Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT and the 2024 Porsche Cayenne S Coupe.
  • Porsche notified the NHTSA in December 2023 of a recall to replace the 220V/240V plug at 100% in home outlets as they could overheat and cause a fire for more than a dozen vehicles including the 2019 to 2024 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid, the 2019 to 2024 Porsche Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid, and the 2020 to 2023 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid. The replacement charging cords were to be delivered in mid-2024.
  • An earlier recall covers a potential fuel line connector leak in the engine compartment from Porsche. It covers the 2019 to 2020 Cayenne Turbo, the 2020 Cayenne Turbo Coupe, Turbo S Hybrid, and Turbo S Hybrid Coupe vehicles.

Porsche owners may qualify for a replacement or buyback if their SUV qualifies as a lemon.

Free California Lemon Law Attorney Consultation at 1-(800) 558-1087

 Cars with a Major Safety Issue Qualify as a Lemon in California

Do not delay seeking help if you have safety concerns or repeated problems with your vehicle.

You may own a defective Porsche Cayenne SUV that is experiencing repeated problems, electrical issues, or a dangerous safety issue. If that sounds familiar, you don’t have to wait for a recall before you reach out to an experienced attorney and get help. California Lemon Law Attorney James Johnson will review your case and let you know if it qualifies as a lemon.

We highly recommend Porsche owners with engine or other problems obtain invoices for all repairs and recall visits from the dealership. These documents will support your potential case. Should the vehicle experience repeated issues or become a safety risk, these documents support the Lemon Law Claim. Contact us for a free case review at 1-(800) 558-1087 or read on for answers to frequently asked questions

Published on May 21, 2024

Disclaimer: This article provides general information about vehicles that may be covered by the California lemon law. However, the lemon law has very specific requirements that must be met for your vehicle to be considered a lemon. Every case has a unique set of circumstances and there are specific criteria that must be met for the lemon law to apply. It is imperative that you take immediate action if you believe your vehicle may qualify.









James Johnson ESQ