timing chain on porsche cayenne

Asked by Apr 24, 2019 at 12:42 PM about the 2011 Porsche Cayenne

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My Cayenne suddenly stopped while driving on the highway.  Apparently the
timing chain system malfunctioned (?broke) and the pistons became dented
and car lost compression.  I basically need a new engine.  Incidentally my car
was serviced for an oil change 3 days prior to this.  Any thoughts on what could
have "spontaneously" caused this besides just wear and tear?

3 Answers


Unless the oil change shop left it nearly empty of oil it was mechanical failure.


Agree with F_O_R, if they failed to add oil or there was a leak related to the oil change, I don’t think it was the shop’s fault. Timing chain is a closed system so not sure what they could have done.

The same thing happened to my 2013 S Hybrid. I've been quoted a 10K in labor costs alone. Can i ask what you decided to do with your vehicle and and if it was full repair, what were your costs?

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