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What should I look for in a used Porsche Cayenne 4x4?
Warranty Direct says it has discovered of a few air-con failures, and some faults in the charging system, but little else.
There have been three recalls on the car, all affecting S and Turbo models built before the end of March 2003. The first was a result of part of the handbrake rubbing on the wiring loom, while the second concerned a potential fire in the fuel tank and the third was a result of possible problems with the front passenger seat.
Overall, as on other Porsches, we expect few problems as long as it is properly looked after. Owners who have posted reports online have given almost uniformly positive reviews, and Warranty Direct says that claim rates on Porsches are less frequent than on BMWs or Mercedes.