Your Porsche 911 is a finely-tuned machine of power and precision, but it will occasionally experience mechanical problems. When that happens, Fremont Foreign Auto will be there to get you back on the road.
While the Porsche 911’s classic lines and legendary reliability haven’t changed much in its 58 years of production, owners have reported some common problems. Some are relatively minor, but others could signal impending trouble for your car.
If you have your mechanic perform regular maintenance on your Porsche 911, you’re more likely to catch any issues before they become more serious. Read on for five of the most common Porsche 911 repair issues owners reported.
- Smoke on startup
No one wants to see smoke when they start the engine—especially not in a Porsche. Fortunately, in many cases, the smoke doesn’t mean your engine is gasping its last breath. If the oil overfills, you may notice excessive smoke. It may also indicate wear and tear on your cylinders, an air oil separator failure, or a leak in the fuel injectors.
Overheating is one of the most destructive problems a car can experience. It can cause irreversible, catastrophic damage to your engine if you don’t take action immediately. Your Porsche might overheat due to a blocked radiator, a coolant leak, thermostat failure, or a damaged water pump. Many Porsche owners reported coolant loss as a common problem.
- AOS (air oil separator) failure
One of the most common Porsche 911 repair issues is an AOS failure. You will notice huge quantities of smoke coming from the engine. It may be difficult to remove the oil cap because of high vacuum levels in your engine. Avoid this problem by following a maintenance schedule.
- Steering and Suspension
Your Porsche’s ABS warning lights may come on for no reason other than an ABS electronic module failure. This ABS glitch is a common issue with Porsches and is relatively easy for a mechanic to fix. Porsche engines also demand higher strength from your CV joints than many cars. Have your mechanic check the grease boots for tears or cracks during regular maintenance.
- Transmission troubles
If you experience trouble getting your Porsche into gear, it pops out of gear while driving, or you notice grinding sounds while shifting, your Porsche may have worn synchros or a possible clutch failure. Taking your vehicle in for regular transmission maintenance will extend its life.
Our technicians at Fremont Foreign Auto are trained to handle all your Porsche 911 repair and maintenance needs. We are a Diamond Certified shop with the knowledge and integrity to give you the best possible service. We have years of experience fixing foreign vehicles, so you can trust your car is in good hands.