What Causes Your Porsche’s Camshaft Bolts to Shear Off?

Porsche is an iconic brand and owning a Porsche can be fun, but it can have its drawbacks just like every other vehicle. If you own or are interested in purchasing a Porsche Cayenne or Panamera that was manufactured between 2010 and 2012, you need to have the camshaft bolts inspected. There is a known defect in these aluminum bolts that is allowing them to break or shear off which can lead to tragic consequences, including loss of brakes and engine failure.

Having these defective bolts inspected and replaced if needed is critical in keeping your car running smoothly and protecting yourself and your family. Running your Porsche with these defective components can cause you to break down, leading to injuries and high maintenance bills. If you are traveling at a high rate of speed and you lose your brakes you may not be able to get your car stopped in time before you cause a major accident.

Issues with the Bolts

The issue is with the aluminum camshaft adjuster bolts. These defective aluminum bolts are known to break or shear off. This leaves the timing chain loose which can lead to catastrophic damage.

If you are driving your vehicle when the bolts fail, it can lead to other major failures as well. Depending on the side that the failure occurs, you can either lose your brakes or your engine may die due to the lack of fuel pressure. The engine can also fail if the bolts fall into it. This, in turn, can quickly turn into a very serious situation. If the bolts fall into your engine they could cause so much damage that you will have to replace the whole engine.

Take Preventive Measures

Due to the severity of the issue, safety concern, high cost to repair, and rate of failure, we recommend that you have your bolts replaced as a preventative measure. Taking care of this now, before it becomes an issue, can save you time and money. It can also help to prevent a potential accident from happening.

We know that bringing your Porsche into the shop can be inconvenient, but it should be done as soon as you can. We understand that your time is important so we will take care of your issue as quickly as we possibly can. It is also important that you stay current on regular care and maintenance to keep your car running in top condition.

We Specialize in German Cars

Although our ASE certified mechanics are highly knowledgeable and can repair all makes and models of vehicles, we aim to specialize in German car brands. Our employees are passionate about German vehicles. Germany continues to produce luxury vehicles with new innovations and gadgets. We have a passion for these vehicles and we love working with them. We will fix your car’s issue as quickly as possible, but we will not cut any corners to do so. You can expect us to treat your car the way you wanted it to be treated.

If you are having any problems with your Porsche, it is important that you take it to a location that has mechanics or staff who are highly knowledgeable with the brand. You could take your car to a dealership, but they are expensive and can be a hassle. We will provide you with excellent dealership quality service at a reasonable price.

We understand that your Porsche is important to you. We will treat it with the respect that it deserves, and we will treat it as if it was our own. Once your car leaves our shop you can rest assured that you have received the best service possible and it has been repaired correctly.

Fixing Porsche Camshaft Bolts Issues

Schedule Your Service Appointment Today

Whether you need to have your camshaft bolts replaced, are in need of a major repair, or you are just looking for someone you can trust to perform routine maintenance, we can help. Here at Automotive Imports, we have the most up-to-date diagnostic equipment and tools available allowing us to fix any issues with your Porsche. If you are in the Boulder, Lakewood, Centennial, Littleton, and Denver, CO areas give us a call. You can reach us at 888-286-1851.

* Porsche Panamera image credit goes to: DarthArt.