While you may grow more in love with your Porsche as the years go by, most enthusiasts are destined to run into some problems one day or another. Overtime, parts wear out, systems fail, and collisions can severely damage components that go unnoticed by the untrained eye.

An issue your Porsche may be facing is pressure accumulator failure. That may sound a bit scary at first, but we’re here to help you understand the symptoms your car may be facing and give you some advice on the next steps you should take in maintaining your Porsche’s health.

What’s a pressure accumulator?

While only a portion of a larger hydraulic system that runs throughout your car, your Porsche’s pressure accumulators are responsible for regulating pressure in various automotive systems. Accumulators play a role in regulating pressure of fluids integral to mechanical functions in your Porsche.

The leading cause of hydraulic accumulator failure is a leak in your hydraulic system, usually originating from components like hydraulic seals, valves, and lines, resulting in pressure loss and inefficient pressure management.

Signs That One or More of Your Porsche’s Pressure Accumulators Have Failed

While drivers aren’t advised to diagnose problems in their European automobiles themselves, knowing when to bring your Porsche into the auto shop is the first step you can take to help our experts solve your problem. The easiest way to do so is by knowing the signs of a failing pressure accumulator. Some side effects of a failing pressure accumulator include:

Stiff Brake and Clutch Pedals

One of the more troublesome side effects, loss of pressure in the hydraulics regulating brake and clutch functions are a sure sign of pressure accumulator failure. Without properly pressurized fluid reaching these systems, it may feel difficult or uncomfortable to break and switch gears if you drive a stick shift Porsche.

Ignoring a symptom like this is dangerous for your own well being as it can result in partial break failure. It’s best to let the experts handle a problem like this and protect the well-being of you and your Porsche.

Lower Air Output From Your A/C

Hydraulic accumulators are responsible for the pressure regulation of your Porsche’s cabin. This may be difficult to notice if you rarely run the A/C while driving, yet can be an obvious indication that the pressure accumulator associated with your A/C system is failing. If you like driving around in the California heat sweating your chops off, we highly recommend you continue enjoying yourself. For the average driver, we recommend bringing your Porsche in for repairs.

Suspension Issues

If that pothole felt a bit rougher around the edges than usual or maybe that speed bump felt huge, you may have problems with your suspension. This system is also regulated by the same hydraulic components that regulate pressure in your brakes and A/C unit. Low fluid pressure as a result of accumulator failure will surely have an effect on what is normally a smooth ride. Porsche’s aren’t designed to feel like a moving deathtrap, so bring it in for a service.

Warning Lights

If your dashboard is flashing lights at you for any reason, taking your car in for a service should be your first thought. Pressure accumulator failure can be detected by your Porsche’s computer system before it becomes a more serious problem. Common warning lights associated with accumulator failure are the brake warning or engine warning lights. Allow our certified technicians to diagnose the problem being identified by the system and we’ll handle the rest.

Servicing Your Porsche For Hydraulic System and Pressure Accumulator Failure

Before you open up your Porsche’s hood, grab a tool, Porsche Pressure Accumulator Failure Fix and proceed to violate what can only be described as one of the finest pieces of German engineering, we advise you first consider contacting Heynneman European for professional service.

We are eager to help with your specific Porsche issues that require a trained mind and skilled hands. With outstanding attention to detail, quality work, and the friendliest technicians in California, we’re your go-to auto mechanics for European automobiles. Serving clients from Larkspur, Kentfield, Corte, Mill Valley, San Anselmo, Fairfax, and San Rafael, CA, we guarantee you’ll be satisfied with our workmanship. Call us today for a convenient appointment.

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