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Make : PORSCHE Model : CAYENNE TURBO Year : 2004 Manufacturer : PORSCHE CARS NORTH AMERICA, INC. Crash : No Fire : No Number of Injuries: 0 ODI ID Number : 10292462 Number of Deaths: 0 Date of Failure: November 1, 2009 VIN : WP1AC29P24L... Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT:SPRINGS:AIR SUSPENSION:SPRINGS/BAGS Summary:
TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 PORSCHE CAYENNE TURBO. THE AIR SUSPENSION COLLAPSED WHILE DRIVING 70 MPH. THE AIR SUSPENSION BAG ALSO EXPLODED WHICH CAUSED THE VEHICLE TO MOVE UNCONTROLLABLY FROM THE RIGHT TO THE LEFT LANE. THE VEHICLE ALMOST ROLLED OVER DUE TO THE FAILURE. THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO DRIVE TO THE DEALER WHO STATED THAT IT WAS A MANUFACTURERS DEFECT. THE DEALER ALSO CONFIRMED THAT THE COLLAR WHICH IS METAL SPLIT AND PUNCTURED THE SUSPENSION BAG. THE VEHICLE WILL BE REPAIRED; HOWEVER, THE SUSPENSION WAS NOT COVERED BY THE WARRANTY. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 41,000.whoa
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Just checked my canisters...all shiny and clean and looks like "dude's and Nick's "brass" connector.

I will share "dude's repair parts list with my service dep't...not sure why they felt the canister/connector was only replaceable rather than repairable...since 'dude's snapped right off and mine bubbled the soapy water test..did we have a failure of different parts ("dude's connector and my "connectee"?)

I started a thread when all this was going down asking for someone to post schematics of the air canisters.

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I think your originals were the same piece..they look brass to me.

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Although slightly too late(actually maybe not?)this guy was just offered his help here, confirming with the actual TSB#. This is from the air suspension forum. VWvortex Forums: Air Shock(Air Suspension) Might Need Replacing on VW Touareg V8! Need Your Advice!!

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Possibly we should create a sub forum for the air suspension failure/pending failure. We need to be pro-active with this problem as its going to hit anyone in a place they use road salt. Power in numbers. We shouldnt be sitting in a shop lounge finding TSB's for our cars because they dont see enough to become experts or simply dont care. I for the record know my mechanic is good. But you cant be an expert on all things.
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And not just for me. As once this issue is resolved the Touareg is gone. I simply wont trust it again.
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Just checked my canisters...all shiny and clean and looks like "dude's and Nick's "brass" connector.

I will share "dude's repair parts list with my service dep't...not sure why they felt the canister/connector was only replaceable rather than repairable...since 'dude's snapped right off and mine bubbled the soapy water test..did we have a failure of different parts ("dude's connector and my "connectee"?)

I started a thread when all this was going down asking for someone to post schematics of the air canisters.


Jim what dealership are you going to? I already have the parts. I just need someone that will install it and by God if something breaks they are accountable.
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Although slightly too late(actually maybe not?)this guy was just offered his help here, confirming with the actual TSB#. This is from the air suspension forum. http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=4726896

You know, with the wording of rochestergeek 's actual title on this thread, this is serious. What if one was traveling at a speed of 240km/h on the autobahn, and then it decided to pop? Then what? You would think that there would be some sort of "back up," to give you just enough time to pull over. Rochestergeek, maybe you can answer this. When yours "blew," did your egg truly drop or fall on its front chin dramatically?

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This is important enough to be a sticky. I'll be inspecting mine tomorrow.


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Jim what dealership are you going to? I already have the parts. I just need someone that will install it and by God if something breaks they are accountable.
Schmitt's Garage. Take Thruway Exit 49, then take 78 south (1mi.) then left onto 33 East (1mi). Family run VW/Audi shop. They've treated me well, so I don't mind giving props.

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