The German automaker Porsche specializes in high-performance sports vehicles and luxury vehicles that are among the best in the world. Unfortunately, many Porsche models have failed to live up to their reputation.
If you own a Porsche and have experienced problems, you’re not alone. Thousands of Porsche owners have reported numerous issues and defects. In 2020 alone, the Porsche 911 was recalled due to powertrain and structural issues after several complaints.
But that’s not all. Porsche owners have reported a range of issues, including:
- defective sensors, coolant distribution pipe problems, electrical issues, faulty airbags, engine smoke, transmission slippage, excessive oil consumption, fuel pump failure, defective seat belts, suspension issues, steering system defects, and engine overheating
Several issues have also been reported with Porsche’s SUVs such as the Taycan and Macan, as well as the luxury sedan Panamera. These include:
- Porsche Taycan: In 2021, Porsche recalled 12,490 Taycan vehicles due to a software issue that caused a sudden loss of power.
- Porsche Macan: Problems reported with the Macan include engine oil leaks, transmission issues, and suspension problems.
- Porsche Panamera: The Panamera had numerous rear spoiler malfunctions, water pump failures, coolant leaks, PDK transmission issues, and carbon build-up.
If you have purchased any one of Porsche’s cars with defects, you may be entitled to a repurchase, a replacement, or cash compensation under lemon law.
Repair attempts lead to a dead end?
Lemon laws are state and federal laws that provide protection to consumers who have purchased a defective vehicle. The laws vary by state, but generally they require the manufacturer to replace or refund a vehicle if it has a substantial defect that cannot be fixed after a reasonable number of repair attempts. This includes both used and new cars.
For a Porsche to qualify under lemon law requirements, it must exhibit a significant defect or problem that persists despite multiple repair attempts. This defect must also be primarily affecting the vehicle’s safety, performance, or resale value.
You know you have a Lemon Law case that warrants calling an attorney, when one of the following occurs:
- The defect can cause death or serious bodily injury if the vehicle is driven; the car has been subject to repair two or more times; and the owner has directly notified the manufacturer of the need for repair.
- The car has been subject to repair four or more times, and the owner has directly notified the manufacturer of the need for repair.
- The defect has caused the car to be out of service for more than 30 days since the owner purchased or received the car.
Are more repairs the only option?
If you have a lemon Porsche, you may be wondering what happens next. If you choose, you can file a lemon law lawsuit against the manufacturer or dealership, depending on the specifics of your case.
Porsche lemon law cases can be complex, but with a skilled lemon law attorney, you’re not alone in this process. Most lemon law attorneys offer a free consultation to assess your case, determine who to sue, and help you understand your consumer and legal rights. With the right legal representation on your side, you can seek the justice and compensation you deserve.