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  1. Thanks for re-kindling bad memories :) haha No, it wasn't lowered or otherwise modified in any way. I had enough of it in the end, traded it in, bought a Touareg and never looked back.
  2. Well, it's been back to the dealers and they've said there's nothing wrong with it. They don't have any cayennes of that model (mk1, 2007) that I can compare it with. I know that it's a big, heavy car and so the camber in the road could affect it more than a small car would be affected, but surely not to this extent. They suggested I go out with a technician and demonstrate it. grrrrrrr
  3. I've only had the car 2.5 months, it has a 12 month warranty. The dealers are doing a good job of ignoring my e-mails at present. Salesman not replied since 12th Feb and service tech not replied since last Friday. I'm loathe to call up, it's getting embarrassing, but I will if they don't reply today. I could never explain what the issue was until I read about "bump steer" last night. It fits what I'm seeing perfectly.
  4. Did they fix it? Mine is making similar noises. Sorry mate, I never saw your reply. To sum up: Noise 1 - "tick tick tick": A creaky bit above my head and to the right, they sorted this.. Noise 2 - "bleet bleet bleet" : A "budgie" type noise coming directly from the middle of the pano roof. The fixed this. Noise 3 - "eauaarrrr" : The drivers door, but seemed to go away if I opened the window ever so slightly. They fixed this too. Noise 4 - "flutter flutter flutter": The near side rear door, still there, happens at 25mph +. Noise 5: - "tick tick ticcckkk eauarrr creak": The rear part of the roof, where it meets the hatch. Most irritating of all and not fixed. Happens constantly and at any speed. This is on top of all the usual squeaks and bumps I've just come to live with, but aren't constant. So no, in a word, they haven't!
  5. Hi, Bought my Cayenne from a local Porsche dealer in December, and took it straight back because the cabin was full of creaks, it was pulling left all the time (with only a visibily tilted-to-the-right road keeping it straight) and the steering wheel steers to the left or right on roads with minor bumps or repaired patches, sometimes a little, needing minor correction, sometimes more forcefully. The first time I took it back, the technician said it drove the same as any other Cayenne he'd driven. The second and third time I went back was purely for the cabin creaks, which still aren't all resolved. This is a Mk1 model, registered Jan 2007. This morning, my wife found a business card for a body repair shop that was stuffed down a crack near the glove compartment! Hope I don't have to read anything into that! (It was sold with all the relevent checks...) I'm at the end of my tether now over the handling. I wish I could drive another Cayenne myself. If I'm on the fast lane of the motorway and let get go of the steering wheel, I'm into the middle lane in about 3 seconds and the slow lane a couple of seconds after that. No matter what the road, it pulls left, but all the alignment figures are normal, according to them. There are a couple of roads where driving at 5mph really shifts the steering wheel left. They're straight roads with perhaps a slight dip on the left side. If I drive over bits of road that have been previously dug up, the wheel shifts left to right constantly and feels really light. Keeping in a straight line at those times is quite hard and a bit of a worry when traffic is either side of you, at say, 30mph. The creaking in the roof of the cabin is annoying enough (got a pano roof, guess that doesn't help), but the handling just feels dangerous at times. Does my description of the handling here fit with all Cayennes? beachball
  6. Thanks.... bit too involved for me though, I would screw it up! Took back to dealers this morning. They are having it today and tomorrow to see if they can fix all the noises.
  7. Ok - done and downloaded TSB 6626 but unfortunately looks like the OEM ones are different to the ones I bought. I bought this set: http://www.direct4x4.co.uk/view-gallery.php?id=958 The instructions that came with the set aren't great. It mentions a "factory bolt" for the front bracket, but I can't see such a bolt on the underbody. I see three holes, but none contain a bolt. And at the rear, some of the plastic trim on the underbody has to be removed before one of the connections can be reached. The trim has star shaped headed screws/bolts. I think i'll give up!
  8. I bought some TRUX running boards to fit my 2007 Cayenne mk1, 3.2. They come with front and rear brackets for both sides. In the instructions, the front brackets have 2 fixings, the 1st has to be connected by removing the "factory bolt" and securing with the same, the 2nd is fixed using a bolt with a long flat head that you bend into a hole in the body. I can see the hole in the body but can't see the front factory bolt. At the rear, again there is a large hole for one of the mountings but the other, the instructions simply say "remove body". Looks like there will be another hole hidden behind some plastic. Has anybody successfully fitted running boards themselves? If I could possibly get my hands on the TSB for running board installation that would be fab! Can anyone help? James
  9. I bought a Cayenne last week and there's a really, really annoying creaking sound coming from the front right of the moonroof. It happens when going over bumps, driving on roads, turning corners slowly, pulling away, etc. Makes the noise whether the roof is open or closed. It's not exactly at the edge of the moonroof, but about 2 or 3 inches in, right above the right side of my head. I can't reproduce it by pressing any of the surrounding trim. Similar noise coming from the rear, sounds like it could be the surround for the back window, not sure yet. Anyone else had this with the pano roof? Also, the car seems to pull to the left quite a bit, but not always. Sometimes on braking also, sometimes not. James
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