2013 Porsche Cayenne Turbo transfer case failure

Issue Status: Discussion

Transfer Case failure at 32,000 miles two months out of warranty. Several other known Porsche Cayennes have had this failure at approximately 30,000 miles. Porsche is aware of the numerous failures and has redisigned the transfer case. However they still charge $3000-$4000 to repair


Darrion R. said
644 days ago
I have a similar issue with my 2013 Cayenne Turbo Transfer case, with a Porsche quote of $4,735. Seeking german/porsche repair shops to perform the replacement of the transfer case or trade for another vehicle


MARK C. said
579 days ago
SAME PROBLEM AT 32 K MILES WITH EXPENSIVE REPAIR


Runako F. said
546 days ago
I'm raising my hand right now. Me too.


chris b. said
461 days ago
I have a 2014 cayenne replaced the transfer case in 2015, 2016 and 2017 now 2018 it needs replacement again. Total shit Porsche will not replace under warranty now that it has 69k miles. think this is a class action suit.


chris b. said
461 days ago
I have a 2014 cayenne replaced the transfer case in 2015, 2016 and 2017 now 2018 it needs replacement again. Total shit Porsche will not replace under warranty now that it has 69k miles. think this is a class action suit.


chris b. said
461 days ago
I have a 2014 cayenne replaced the transfer case in 2015, 2016 and 2017 now 2018 it needs replacement again. Total shit Porsche will not replace under warranty now that it has 69k miles. think this is a class action suit.


Robert H. said
458 days ago
Let’s get together and create class action suit over the 2011 Porsche Cayenne transfer case failures t


John B. said
453 days ago
I have a 3014 cayenne GTS. Just found out today. Bad transfer box. CPO. W 55k. Under warranty


tyler s. said
441 days ago
bad transfer case on 2011 Cayenne S with 45,000 miles...come on Porsche get with it you're not a KIA!


Tiffany J. said
430 days ago
2012 Cayenne same issue, out of warranty. I am reading on several forums that that this is a known issue.


Kevin S. said
428 days ago
2012 Cayenne with 34 k miles. Transfer case replaced once under warranty, being looked at by dealer today. I am sure it is the transfer case again.


Kevin S. said
428 days ago
2012 Cayenne with 34 k miles. Transfer case replaced once under warranty, being looked at by dealer today. I am sure it is the transfer case again.


Bob M. said
420 days ago
2012 Cayenne Turbo with 46k miles....I'm about to find out I have a transfer case issue.


Tim H. said
413 days ago
2012 failed at 26,000 miles


Frank S. said
412 days ago
2012 Cayenne S transfer out at 70,000 easy miles, $4100 part, labor another grand. No apology from dealer yet. Second issue. First was a defective cooling manifold that lost all water on summer day. Defective forged aluminum they say.


Noel C. said
406 days ago
2013 Cayenne Turbo with faulty transfer case at 54,800 miles. $4K for parts and labor. Out of warranty.


Rob J. said
399 days ago
My 2012 has a bad transfer case at 40,000. I was going to trade it in for a new one but did they fix the problem?


Toufic S. said
396 days ago
Yes I have the same issue with my 2012 Cayenne. Dealer recommending change of transfer case assembly out of warranty at an out of pocket cost of over $5000 DOLLARS. Outrageous!


Authur N. said
393 days ago
I have Caynne 2013 that had transfer case faulty on 11/2015 (@32K miles) and Porsche dealer replaced it as still be under warranty. Today , same symptom noticed and I brought my car to the shop to run diagnostics and they told me the transfer case faulty again at 59K miles. The replacement will cost ~$5.6 if done at dealer because it's out of manufacturing warranty.


Authur N. said
393 days ago
I have Caynne 2013 that had transfer case faulty on 11/2015 (@32K miles) and Porsche dealer replaced it as still be under warranty. Today , same symptom noticed and I brought my car to the shop to run diagnostics and they told me the transfer case faulty again at 59K miles. The replacement will cost ~$5.6 if done at dealer because it's out of manufacturing warranty.


Phil D. said
382 days ago
I have a 2011 Cayenne S tiptronic, recently noticed what felt like a misfire after replacing all 8 coil packs and plugs all O.E.M. Finding that this issue is not miss firing, its the transfer case bucking and locking up on hard left / right turns in parking lot. We bought this as a Porsche Certified vehicle. Now only 5k miles out of warranty. I’m S.O.L. 105,000 mi.


Fred R. said
380 days ago
2012 Cayenne 25500 miles braught it to the dealer for what apears to be very similar if not exactly the same issue as seen by others dealer new what it was evan before he drove it. Transfer case a 5000 dollar fix. Another S.O.L. porsche owner


Calan D. said
379 days ago
2011 Cayenne Turbo- 43,000 miles- told the transfer case needs replacing. Bought the car 5 weeks prior with a full Porsche dealership 150 point inspection. At the time of the inspection they had a list of repairs about $3500 long and we paid to have all of them repaired and then were given a clean bill of health. 5 weeks later and are told transfer case needs to be replaced at an expense of $5400 + tax. No warranty. Even though we had the CPO inspection performed by the Porsche dealer we bought the car from a different dealer so CPO warranty could not be offered. We were going to get a warranty for it anyway, but hadn't yet made the appointment to sit down with the advisor at Porsche-- didn't realize 5 weeks after purchase would be too late.


Daniel H. said
373 days ago
I've had this issue in 2 Porche Cayenne Models. A 2013 Base and a 2016 Base. the current one happened right at 20,000 miles the first one happened in the 20Ks as well


shantie s. said
366 days ago
2013 Cayenne S first happened around 20Ks and now again at 32Ks. Don't know if this one is still under warranty.


john s. said
366 days ago
2012 Porsche cayenne only 28000 miles family car, never hard driven. Porsche dealer spent $200 to find it damaged without cause, right after the warranty ended. I haven't tried to fix it, will drive my other car until there is a recall or class action lawsuit


Brandon T. said
365 days ago
2014 Porsche Cayenne GTS 43,000 miles. Needs to be replaced. Warranty expired 2 months ago.


Julie B. said
363 days ago
same issue purchase a year ago 2014. of course no warranty. I dont have 5k


Robert H. said
358 days ago
This just gets better! I have three of the 2011 Cayenne S. The first transfer case failed at 50,000 miles 5/2015 and Porsche picked up $1,700 cost of repair. The second failed at 50,000 11/2017 and after a call directly to Porsche they provided a voucher for $500. and the car has not been repaired. The third Cayenne now has 42,000 miles and is working OK. I have read that these failures are primarily caused by contaminated fluid in the transfer case.


Robert H. said
358 days ago
This just gets better! I have three of the 2011 Cayenne S. The first transfer case failed at 50,000 miles 5/2015 and Porsche picked up $1,700 cost of repair. The second failed at 50,000 11/2017 and after a call directly to Porsche they provided a voucher for $500. and the car has not been repaired. The third Cayenne now has 42,000 miles and is working OK. I have read that these failures are primarily caused by contaminated fluid in the transfer case.


Robert H. said
358 days ago
This just gets better! I have three of the 2011 Cayenne S. The first transfer case failed at 50,000 miles 5/2015 and Porsche picked up $1,700 cost of repair. The second failed at 50,000 11/2017 and after a call directly to Porsche they provided a voucher for $500. and the car has not been repaired. The third Cayenne now has 42,000 miles and is working OK. I have read that these failures are primarily caused by contaminated fluid in the transfer case.


Robert H. said
358 days ago
This just gets better! I have three of the 2011 Cayenne S. The first transfer case failed at 50,000 miles 5/2015 and Porsche picked up $1,700 cost of repair. The second failed at 50,000 11/2017 and after a call directly to Porsche they provided a voucher for $500. and the car has not been repaired. The third Cayenne now has 42,000 miles and is working OK. I have read that these failures are primarily caused by contaminated fluid in the transfer case.


Robert H. said
358 days ago
This just gets better! I have three of the 2011 Cayenne S. The first transfer case failed at 50,000 miles 5/2015 and Porsche picked up $1,700 cost of repair. The second failed at 50,000 11/2017 and after a call directly to Porsche they provided a voucher for $500. and the car has not been repaired. The third Cayenne now has 42,000 miles and is working OK. I have read that these failures are primarily caused by contaminated fluid in the transfer case.


Robert H. said
358 days ago
This just gets better! I have three of the 2011 Cayenne S. The first transfer case failed at 50,000 miles 5/2015 and Porsche picked up $1,700 cost of repair. The second failed at 50,000 11/2017 and after a call directly to Porsche they provided a voucher for $500. and the car has not been repaired. The third Cayenne now has 42,000 miles and is working OK. I have read that these failures are primarily caused by contaminated fluid in the transfer case.


Robert H. said
358 days ago
This just gets better! I have three of the 2011 Cayenne S. The first transfer case failed at 50,000 miles 5/2015 and Porsche picked up $1,700 cost of repair. The second failed at 50,000 11/2017 and after a call directly to Porsche they provided a voucher for $500. and the car has not been repaired. The third Cayenne now has 42,000 miles and is working OK. I have read that these failures are primarily caused by contaminated fluid in the transfer case.


tirso p. said
349 days ago
2013 porsche cayenne at 59k same problem with the transfer case hopefully my warantee take care me with this problem


P D. said
343 days ago
2014 Cayenne S, transfer case went out at 35K miles. Dealer fixing it under warranty and said they are seeing few of these.


leo c. said
343 days ago
2011 Cayenne s , transfer case replace at 67k oct 2016 , now 82k start having the same problem


Bob K. said
334 days ago
My second Cayenne with the same transfer case issue in 3 years!
The first was out of warrantee at 65K miles.
I am currently at 30K miles in a 2015.

This is epidemic.


marcia s. said
330 days ago
Same issue? is there a class action lawsuit?


marcia s. said
330 days ago
Same issue? is there a class action lawsuit?


marcia s. said
330 days ago
Same issue? is there a class action lawsuit?


Mike T. said
329 days ago
SAME ISSUE, I'm on my third one and I think it is failing again, 39,000 miles


Soribel T. said
327 days ago
I am having transfer case issues with my 2013 porsche cayenne which is out of warranty


Chris J. said
323 days ago
We need to get our transfer case replaced on a 2012 Porsche Cayenne S with 50K miles


john s. said
307 days ago
2012 same problem the dealership mechanic told me he saw a lot of these and some with only 10K miles on it. the transfer case is made to fail by Porsche so dealership can make money fixing it, since a lot of people that has the car are rich $5k is nothing to them.


L D. said
296 days ago
I have a Porsche 2013 Cayenne with 45,000.00 and the trasfercase went out. They want $4,500.00 for repair. After reading the above I think a class action is needed


Mike S. said
269 days ago
I have a 2011 cayenne s. The transfer case was replaced at 38k. The problem is back again at 53k. I will give Porsche a chance to make it right .if not its time to speak to a attorney.


Mike S. said
269 days ago
I have a 2011 cayenne s. The transfer case was replaced at 38k. The problem is back again at 53k. I will give Porsche a chance to make it right .if not its time to speak to a attorney.


S K. said
268 days ago
Just took my '13 Cayenne GTS with same issue. Not under guarantee and I got a story about how they want to keep me as customer so "only" charging me $1500 in repairs after quoting $4500. Bit terrified now after reading what a common problem this seems to be.


Brian M. said
266 days ago
Just had to replace my transfer case on my 2012 Cayenne ~3 months after the warranty ran out.


Gretchen T. said
266 days ago
Transfer case issue with my 2013 Cayenne. Expensive fix. 80,000 miles. Service guy says Porsche will not replace due to mileage but looks like same response for others with less. Porsche needs to step up. We are all having the same issue.


Bruce B. said
259 days ago
and TC failure. This is serious.


Nelson l. said
257 days ago
My Porsche Cayenne has been driven less than 40,000 miles, and felt the transmission was not smooth. Went to Porsche dealer and they told me the transfer case has failed or gears worn out. The replacement bills is $4,500. Porsche, you must be kidding, how can a mechanical transfer case fails in less than 40,000 miles. I told the Porsche dealer service guy. I had been driving for over forty years with ten plus cars which all were driven over 120,000 miles in California, never ever had any problems with transfer mechanical worn out and fail, let alone in less than 40,000 miles for this Porsche Cayenne. Anyone can tell me if there are pending lawsuits against Porsche on this situation? Please advice


Michael J. said
256 days ago
2014 Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition is currently at Burlingame Porsche getting a new Transfer Case under extended warranty with 51k miles.


Scott M. said
247 days ago
I have 2013 cayenne s with transfer box broken 56k miles


Hary A. said
237 days ago
I have the same problem on a brand new 2013 Cayenne that had problems from day one but thought it was unique to the vehicle until it got worst. Now it’s at 80k and not in warranty. Going to cost me 5k and don’t think that’s fair.


Chris G. said
232 days ago
This will be my third Transfer Case on my 2012 Cayenne, first two under warranty, now this one is outside of the warranty period, exact same issue each time - Same dealer made the repairs the first two times and now wants $4,500 to fix this known issue


Ronald I. said
211 days ago
My wife and I both own 2016 Porsche Cayenne, the base model. My transfer case failed just shy of 19,000 miles and hers just above 23,000. Mine is in process of repair/replacement with a replacement transfer case coming in from Germany according to the dealer. My wife's car is at the front end of the process and I assume the same thing will happen. My oldest daughter drives a 2010 Cayenne that I own and so far so good, but with all the problems I'm looking to get rid of it soon. Both of the 2016's will go down the road before the warranty expires for sure. With as widespread as the problem appears from my online reading I can see that it could have a impact on resale value., I guess we'll find out.


Ronald I. said
211 days ago
My wife and I both own 2016 Porsche Cayenne, the base model. My transfer case failed just shy of 19,000 miles and hers just above 23,000. Mine is in process of repair/replacement with a replacement transfer case coming in from Germany according to the dealer. My wife's car is at the front end of the process and I assume the same thing will happen. My oldest daughter drives a 2010 Cayenne that I own and so far so good, but with all the problems I'm looking to get rid of it soon. Both of the 2016's will go down the road before the warranty expires for sure. With as widespread as the problem appears from my online reading I can see that it could have a impact on resale value., I guess we'll find out.


Ronald I. said
211 days ago
My wife and I both own 2016 Porsche Cayenne, the base model. My transfer case failed just shy of 19,000 miles and hers just above 23,000. Mine is in process of repair/replacement with a replacement transfer case coming in from Germany according to the dealer. My wife's car is at the front end of the process and I assume the same thing will happen. My oldest daughter drives a 2010 Cayenne that I own and so far so good, but with all the problems I'm looking to get rid of it soon. Both of the 2016's will go down the road before the warranty expires for sure. With as widespread as the problem appears from my online reading I can see that it could have a impact on resale value., I guess we'll find out.


Chee K. said
195 days ago
I just have the same issue with my 2012 Cayenne S transfer case with 70K miles. My CPO warranty expired in Jan 2018. Porsche declined the goodwill repair.


Cary G. said
190 days ago
Same issue with 2014 Cayenne. 80k miles. Transfer case needs replacing.


Matt M. said
175 days ago
Same here. 2016 Porsche Cayenne Turbo... Transfer case failed at 15,000 miles, so they rebuilt it, and it was fixed, for a while. Now it's happening again at 30,000 miles. This time they are replacing with a new transfer case. It's covered under warranty for now, but pretty soon it's going to be a $6,000 repair, every 15,000 miles as soon as the car is not in warranty anymore.


CAMILO L. said
171 days ago
My 2013 Porsche Cayenne is in need of a transfer case repair or replacement. I went to the dealership and requested a goodwill claim. I was denied the good will discount. As from what I know they pay up to half the repair. With that being said the decision is based on over 10 questions they ask you like if your the original owner, do you have a complete porsche dealer repair history and how many Porsche's do you own.. I believe if you have to have a goodwill program in the first place for these transfer cases its enough of an admission that there is a wide spread problem. With that and this thread above I am certain there should be a class action lawsuit. The question is whom is going to convince a law firm to take it on?


Brian K. said
169 days ago
Transfer Case Failure, Almost got killed in middle of Highway. 2013 Cayenne S. 44k miles. If something ever happened to my family because of this SUV a Lawsuit would be the least of Volkswagens and Porsche's Problems.


William S. said
162 days ago
2014 Cayenne Platinum 47k. Owned car for 4 months so it is out of warranty by 4 months, 7k miles. Bad transfer case $4700 repair. Porsche is giving 80% goodwill after dealer submitted the paperwork. Everyone should file a complaint with The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. They are the ones that can force a recall.


Gary C. said
159 days ago
2012 cayenne s transfer case shot at 41000 miles,,,$6500 repair costs


jose t. said
140 days ago
2014 Cayenne Platinum 41k. Bad transfer case. will go to the dealer next week to see what it cost to repair


Joseph T. said
128 days ago
(2) 2012 Porsche Cayenee S model. Each have had two transfer cases installed. Now I'm in RI District Court into discovery phase.


william r. said
120 days ago
2014 turbo with 47k miles. TC is shot. $4,500. Argh. Missed warranty by 75 days.


Peter D. said
115 days ago
2015 Porsche Cayenne S with only 27k miles. Transfer Case is broken. We don’t have an estimate yet. How does this happen to an $84k vehicle with such low miles across the board? Should be a recall for sure.


Robert H. said
111 days ago
own three 2011 cayenne S - replaced 2 transfer cases at 50,000 miles. apparently changing transfer case fluid frequently reduces frequency of replacement.


Jacob E. said
106 days ago
2011 Cayenne S w/71K miles, trasnfer case issues jerks when driven.


Isaac T. said
93 days ago
2011with 98000 miles same problem


Ever A. said
78 days ago
I have a 2012 same problem. Transfer case gone bad car parked for almost 5 months due to repair to expense


Kevin C. said
77 days ago
The transfer case issue spans a large number of Cayenne across most years of production. I have a 2010 Cayenne S with the same issue. Porsche is aware of the issue and is digging their head in the sand about it. Does someone need to loose their life due to this failure before they recall the transfer cases and replace them as they should be?


Erminia C. said
75 days ago
2012 porsche cayanne same issue taking it into the shop now. Seriously why isnt there a class action on the TC?


Erminia C. said
75 days ago
2012 cayanne 90,000+ having a TC issue. why isnt this a class action?


David V. said
73 days ago
2014 Cayenne S with 85k miles - transfer case issue. Dealer said $4500, and I'm "lucky" because it is in stock.


Shera J. said
72 days ago
2013 Porsche Cayenne, Same transfer case issue. Car currently at dealership, price $5000. If this is a known common issue, definitely new a to be recalled.


Jon B. said
68 days ago
2012 Porsche with 27k miles. Same issue according to the shop.


meshelle e. said
68 days ago
2014 Cayenne S with 33k miles. Was just told I need a new transfer case. From what I am reading heee ur seems like it’s a waste of money since people seem to need to replace it again and again. Does anyone know what is causing this?

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