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2000 Porsche Boxster Engine Problems and Repair Histories

77 TrueDelta members own a 2000 Porsche Boxster. 32 of these members (41.6%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 65 engine repairs to 2000 Porsche Boxsters--an average of 0.8 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2000 Porsche Boxster problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2000 Porsche Boxster problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2000 Porsche Boxster problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2000 Porsche Boxster repairs by problem area

59% of the 2000 Porsche Boxster repairs were to the engine, 5% to the transmission, 2% to the brakes, 10% to the suspension, 11% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 7% to the body and trim, and 5% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 110 repairs.

2000 Porsche Boxster engine repair cost distribution

Of the 2000 Porsche Boxster engine repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 14% cost less than $100, 27% between $100 and $499, 20% between $500 and $999, 36% between $1000 and $2499, and 2% more than $2500.

Chart based on 44 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2000 Porsche Boxster

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Porsche Boxster in Tennessee, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 64000    
65000 200 O2 sensor throwing code, after replacement still throws code.  
70000 90 O2 sensors failed. Replaced and turned off CEL with OBD software. 

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2000 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

250-horsepower 3.2L H6 6-speed manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2009 39000    
42000 48 plastic end of ignition switch failed - cracked 
47000 0 Check engine light; fault code was for faulty Mass Air Flow Sensor; sensor cleaned and replaced and codes cleared 
67000  
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 12000    
15000 350 Replacement of seals that keep oil out of fuel mixture. 
29000  
Porsche Boxster in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 58000    
59000 500 Vacuum leak due to cracked hoses.  
66000 400 Water pump replaced. Independent Porsche mechanic replaced for only parts cost because he had replaced water pump 18 months ago and it should not have failed, so he ate the labor.  
76000 500 oil leak onto catalytic converter, due to decayed spark plug tube seals. Parts were replaced. 
88500 400 coolant reservoir replacement because tank cracked 
92000 400 replaced motor mount.  
Porsche Boxster in France
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2009 60140    
60760 0 Unusual exhaust noise when idle or low rev Problem came from heat shield around catalytic converter tube. Removed heat shield.  
74180 2800 Oil leak at RMS (Rear Main Seal). Requires removal of transmission & flywheel to be changed. Replaced clutch at the same time. 
78740  

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2000 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

217-horsepower 2.7L H6 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 29000    
30000 1000 Crack in the coolant reservoir, losing coolant. 
30000 100 Ignition key switch went out 
43000 650 air-water separator 
45000 2000 Rear Main Seal 
46000  

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2000 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

217-horsepower 2.7L H6 5-speed manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in Maryland, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2010 68000    
69000 0 Air Oil Separator Failure 
69000 700 Water pump replacement 
75000 0 Waterpump replaced earlier this year was leaking. Shop replaced under warranty. 
82000 1200 Leaking coolant reservoir was replaced.  
98000  
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2009 88000    
89000 1100 water pump was making noise, bearing/pump replaced 
110000 650 ignition swirch/unit failed and replaced 
114000 1200 radiator cracked, replaced by dealer 
115000  
Porsche Boxster in Missouri, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2009 53000    
56000 270 Mass Air Flow sensor- Problem diagnosed by dealer at no charge. Repaired by owner, approx. repair cost $270. 
59000 580 Replaced cracked coolant tank. 
 
Porsche Boxster in Spain
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 65100    
65720 400 Water pump replaced radiator overfill tank, hoses replaced. 
71300 0 Check engine light appeared after exhaust backfired and lost power and compression in 2nd gear. Filled gas tank full with premium gas of 98 octane. Car ran good again but check engine light still on. Mechanic cleaned sensor for free. 
73780  

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