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2000 Porsche Boxster repairs by problem area

Engine (56%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (1%)

Suspension and Steering (11%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (11%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (9%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 151 repairs.
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2000 Porsche Boxster repair cost distribution

$2500+ (6%)

$1000 - $2499 (22%)

$500 - $999 (24%)

$100 - $499 (24%)

< $100 (25%)

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Chart based on 125 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2000 Porsche Boxster

Engine not specified

Porsche Boxster in Florida, United States
Jul 2011 - Sep 2011
Aug 2011

51000 mi

US $300
Third time for mass air sensor. Tired of fixing it. Now driving with the check engine light on. 
Porsche Boxster in Tennessee, United States
Feb 2009 - Oct 2010
Mar 2009

65000 mi

US $200
O2 sensor throwing code, after replacement still throws code.  
Oct 2010

70000 mi

US $90
Top mechanism broke. Replaced wires that raise and lower top and realigned top. 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 California, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2011
Oct 2010

89000 mi

US $120
Air Oil Seperater failed causing oil to enter intake manifold causing smoke out the tailpipe  
Porsche Boxster in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2011 - Aug 2013
Feb 2012

76240 mi

C $2169
plastic rear window cracked on convertible top; replaced entire top with upgraded after market kit 
Porsche Boxster in Ohio, United States
Jun 2010 - Sep 2011
Jul 2010

59000 mi

US $8
Ignition switch failed and left the car in the "On" position regardless of whether or not key was removed. Porsche wanted $1100. I purchased the part on Autohasz.com for 8$ and installed in roughly 45 minutes. 
May 2011

62000 mi

US $100
A/C compressor failed- compressor was replaced and system was recharged Replaced Emergency brake shoes and springs in the back left wheel. Spring had broken which caused vibrations and noises. Because of this, the rear shoe was not held in properly and needed replaced. Not a major repair. 
Porsche Boxster in Missouri, United States
Mar 2012 - Apr 2013
Apr 2013

110000 mi

US $1300
rear struts 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Nov 2009 - Jul 2015
Jun 2014

80000 mi

US $2500
Repair oil leak. Preventive replacement of IMS bearing and seal with PN ceramic. Transmission fluid leak. Replace CV boots. 
Sep 2014

82000 mi

US $80
Replaced oxygen sensor - bank k 1 rear - with Bosch 
Jul 2015

89000 mi

US $600
Replace engine mount, cracked rubber, front of engine. 
Porsche Boxster in Florida, United States
Feb 2009 - Oct 2014
Mar 2009

59000 mi

US $500
Vacuum leak due to cracked hoses.  
Dec 2009

66000 mi

US $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.  Also replaced some roof mechanism parts. 
Apr 2011

76000 mi

US $500
oil leak onto catalytic converter, due to decayed spark plug tube seals. Parts were replaced. 
Sep 2011

79000 mi
Window regulator failure. 
Sep 2012

84000 mi

US $350
Window regulator failed 
Apr 2013

88200 mi

US $400
coolant reservoir replacement because tank cracked 
Jan 2014

87300 mi

US $400
replaced motor mount.  Also rear hood struts (wear item?). 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Mar 2012 - Jan 2013
Jan 2013

US $500
inner right side cv joint and boot replaced. outer right side boot replaced. 
Porsche Boxster in Nebraska, United States
Oct 2012 - Jun 2018
Jun 2013

26000 mi

US $11
Ignition switch replacement 
Porsche Boxster in Alberta, Canada
Dec 2013 - Jul 2015
Mar 2015

58900 mi

C $1300
Cooling was less effective than new. Water pump replaced, along with thermostat. 
Jul 2015

58900 mi
Leak in cooling system....no trouble found....noticed on next trip with car 
Porsche Boxster in North Carolina, United States
Dec 2013 - May 2015
Jul 2014

57300 mi

US $75
Convertible top would not actuate. Had to replace top latch micro switch. 
Apr 2015

62200 mi

US $450
Right rear wheel bearing replaced. 
Porsche Boxster in Indiana, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
May 2018

33000 mi

US $700
CV Boots replaced 
Porsche Boxster in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2013 - Jun 2015
Feb 2015

59300 mi

US $1000
Both CV boots on drivers rear axle were ripped- had the entire axle replaced. 
Porsche Boxster in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2012 - Jun 2018
Oct 2014

213500 mi

US $1200
significant oil consumption and leakage. A number of contributing problems were found, including damaged bellows, breather hoses, spark-plug tubes (unique to this motor). 
Jun 2017

235000 mi
one cooked wheel bearing, others done at same time. Alignment required (track, specialty). Also replaced CV boots and grease at same time. 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Oct 2009 - Jun 2011
Dec 2010

48000 mi
Tech noted cracked CV boots, will be repaired prior to running car this spring 
Apr 2011

48200 mi

US $800
Had the CV boots replaced, both axles 
Porsche Boxster in New York, United States
Feb 2013 - Feb 2019
Aug 2013

85000 mi
had to clean MAF sensor, for codes 1128,1130 
Oct 2013

85000 mi
had to reset codes again 
May 2014

85000 mi
would not pass inspection with P codes. put in a good tank of gas and problem cleared after a reset 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Sep 2012 - Jun 2013
May 2013

96600 mi

US $12000
Cylinder heads, main bearing, clutch 
Porsche Boxster in Arizona, United States
Mar 2010 - Mar 2011
Oct 2010

89000 mi

US $1954
Leaking water pump was replaced. tie rods damaged thermostat replaced due to concern it was not functioning properly. 
Jan 2011

91000 mi

US $290
oil tube cracked and leaking. Tube replaced. 
Mar 2011

91000 mi
Sold car in March. No mechanical problems, but rear window was starting to tear away from the canvas. 
Porsche Boxster in Connecticut, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2018
Jul 2013

24000 mi

US $89
Bad O2 sensor replaced 
Porsche Boxster in Virginia, United States
May 2009 - Nov 2014
Sep 2009

42000 mi

US $48
plastic end of ignition switch failed - cracked 
Nov 2009

42900 mi
Rain water was soaking the driver's side carpet by leaking past the inner membrane of driver's side door. 
Sep 2010

47000 mi
Check engine light; fault code was for faulty Mass Air Flow Sensor; sensor cleaned and replaced and codes cleared Inner and Outer CV Joint boots on both driver side and passenger sid were torn; All boots replaced and CV joints repacked.  
Aug 2011

52300 mi

US $600
Vibration and noise from driver's side front wheel. Mechanic diagnosed bad wheel bearing. Repair was completed without issues.  
May 2014

67000 mi

US $500
All 4 oxygen sensors were replaced due to check engine light on. 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Jul 2009 - Dec 2014
Dec 2009

15000 mi

US $350
Replacement of seals that keep oil out of fuel mixture. 
Jul 2010

18000 mi
Rear view mirror came loose & needed to be reattached. Repair shop cracked front window while attempting to re attach rear view mirror. 
Jun 2014

28000 mi

US $500
Convertible top stopped working. Recharge of battery corrected the problem. Preventative belt replacement. 
Porsche Boxster in France
May 2009 - Jun 2018
Jun 2009

60760 mi
Unusual exhaust noise when idle or low rev Problem came from heat shield around catalytic converter tube. Removed heat shield.  
Aug 2009

62000 mi

€420
Replaced 3 CV joint boots which were damaged 
May 2011

69440 mi

€1000
AC not working due to refrigerant leakage in condensers 
Aug 2012

74180 mi

€2800
Oil leak at RMS (Rear Main Seal). Requires removal of transmission & flywheel to be changed. Replaced clutch at the same time. 

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2000 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

250-horsepower 3.2L H6 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Jun 2013 - Oct 2017
Sep 2013

71000 mi

US $1200
Air/Oil separator 
Apr 2014

75200 mi
Fuel vapor vent malfunction; did NOT repair; reset "check engine" light 
Apr 2015

83200 mi

US $672
Engine noise due to bad idler pulleys and tensioner. All pulleys and belt were replaced. 

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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
Mar 2009 - Dec 2011
Apr 2009

30000 mi

US $1000
Crack in the coolant reservoir, losing coolant. 
Jun 2009

30000 mi

US $100
Ignition key switch went out 
Sep 2009

35000 mi

US $750
Alternator had to be replaced. 
May 2011

43000 mi

US $650
air-water separator 
Sep 2011

45000 mi

US $2000
Rear Main Seal 
Porsche Boxster in North Carolina, United States
Apr 2012 - May 2012
May 2012

71000 mi

US $1000
passenger airbag sensor needed replacing. harness and airbag need replacing. 

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2000 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

217-horsepower 2.7L H6 5-speed manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2009 - Jun 2018
Jul 2010

94000 mi

US $125
Horn would sound for no apparent reason. Replaced airbag retaining frame, fuse, and horn. 
Oct 2010

98000 mi

US $475
Bad horns Leaking spark plug tubes 
May 2011

103000 mi

US $1250
water pump failed 
Feb 2012

117000 mi

US $2750
Replaced struts and shocks front and back 
Sep 2012

124000 mi

US $1800
Air oil separator failed - needed to be replaced. Fouled spark plugs also need to be replaced, not yet done. Found all four O2 sensors had also failed. 
Apr 2013

132800 mi

US $800
Mass air flow sensor failed - replaced. Cracked oil filler tube - repaired. 
Apr 2014

144500 mi

US $1917
Replace lower front control arms Check engine light Bad rear wheel bearing 
May 2015

154000 mi

US $1500
Replace ignition switch module. Turn signal would not shut off. Replaced turn signal module. Replace front lower control arms 
Jun 2018

178000 mi

US $1500
Replaced worn convertible top 
Porsche Boxster in Ohio, United States
May 2009 - Sep 2014
Jul 2014

74200 mi

US $350
Replaced left turn signal module 
Porsche Boxster in Missouri, United States
May 2009 - Apr 2010
Aug 2009

56000 mi

US $270
Mass Air Flow sensor- Problem diagnosed by dealer at no charge. Repaired by owner, approx. repair cost $270. 
Nov 2009

59000 mi

US $580
Replaced cracked coolant tank. 
Porsche Boxster in Connecticut, United States
Mar 2009 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

47000 mi

US $300
Coolant reservoir. 
Aug 2010

47000 mi

US $300
CEL codes. 
Porsche Boxster in Spain
Mar 2009 - Jun 2015
Apr 2009

65720 mi

€400
Water pump replaced radiator overfill tank, hoses replaced. 
Sep 2009

68820 mi

€800
Rear suspension was bad. Replaced with better then OEM parts. 
Aug 2011

71300 mi
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. 
Porsche Boxster in Colorado, United States
Sep 2007 - Oct 2018
Oct 2007

155440 mi

US $90
cam sensor bank 1 replaced; reset CEL. 
Nov 2007

156040 mi

US $20
coolant overflow bottle cap [update to current style] 
Mar 2018

172000 mi

US $50
Air Oil Separator AOS replacement; common failure , with exhaust smoking slightly on initial start-up .... also air filter replaced. New top installed... Rear window yellowed and cracking due to age (170000 miles & 18 years) 
Porsche Boxster in Washington, United States
Aug 2012 - Jul 2018
Jul 2018

69000 mi

US $745
Cracked exhaust manifold 
Porsche Boxster in Florida, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2018
Apr 2015

112800 mi

US $850
Replaced alternator and serpentine belt. 
Mar 2018

158414 mi
Convertible top would not lower. At the same time windows were in the partially lowered position required to activate motor. 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Mar 2014 - Jun 2018
Oct 2014

51000 mi

US $500
replaced headlight switch 
Jun 2015

51000 mi

US $3600
replaced the clutch and replaced the bearing between the engine and transmission which showed wear 
Oct 2017

55000 mi

US $3500
replace oxygen sensor and oil separator 
Porsche Boxster in Florida, United States
Feb 2009 - Jul 2011
Jun 2010

34000 mi

US $50
Window came off track 
Porsche Boxster in Maryland, United States
Feb 2010 - Jul 2018
Mar 2010

69000 mi
Air Oil Separator Failure 
Apr 2010

69000 mi

US $700
Water pump replacement 
Jun 2010

71000 mi

US $540
Failed inner universal joint 
Nov 2010

74400 mi
Waterpump replaced earlier this year was leaking. Shop replaced under warranty. 
Jun 2011

82000 mi

US $1200
Leaking coolant reservoir was replaced.  
Aug 2011

83000 mi

US $770
Convertible top stopped operating. Replaced cable and top transmission. 
Jan 2012

77500 mi

US $50
Windshield washer failed to operate dure to kink in pump tube , required new grommet in firewall. 
Porsche Boxster in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2011 - Oct 2014
Apr 2012

113000 mi

US $280
CEL with P1128 and P1130. Replaced AOS (Air Oil Separator) to resolve. 
Oct 2014

133000 mi

US $50
Coolant leak from from the front of the engine as noted from the puddle of antifreeze under the car. This has yet to be repaired, and it's sitting in my garage waiting for me to find some spare time. 
Porsche Boxster in Minnesota, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

71000 mi

US $500
Cracked coolant over-flow tank was diagnosed and replaced. owner bought part at dealer, $326. installed by independent shop $150 
Oct 2010

75000 mi

US $59
Air-Oil Separator was the cause of the previous 'squeal'. AOS failure a common problem with this car, this age and mileage. repaired by owner 
Porsche Boxster in North Carolina, United States
Aug 2009 - Jul 2012
Sep 2009

53000 mi

US $400
passenger side window regulator replaced. 
Porsche Boxster in Washington, United States
Dec 2009 - May 2014
May 2010

69100 mi

US $120
Replaced Engine mount DIY 
Nov 2010

73000 mi

US $300
AOS failed: 200$ Power steering hose broke 
Dec 2010

73000 mi

US $600
Changed wheel bearing 
Aug 2011

77300 mi

US $200
Replace Oil Filler tube 
Feb 2012

80100 mi

US $300
Oil filler tube broke. After repair still leaks. 
Porsche Boxster in Illinois, United States
Aug 2009 - Sep 2011
Jun 2010

34000 mi

US $2400
Coolant bottle failed, dumped more than 50% of coolant in rear trunk and on garage floor. Did NOT happen while in motion. No engine damage. Vehicle was returned to me with a big dent in the door also. Fixed by dealer at no charge. 
Porsche Boxster in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2010 - Oct 2011
May 2010

73000 mi

US $2000
engine warning light 
Porsche Boxster in Ohio, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2015
Aug 2011

89000 mi

US $1000
Air Oil Separator (AOS)failed, AOS replaced.Spark plugs fouled, replaced.  
Sep 2011

89000 mi

US $1600
front control arm replaced.  started making very loud screech every 3rd start. starter replaced. thermostat stuck, engine overheated. 
Oct 2011

89000 mi

US $800
losing coolant, water pump removal revealed impeller fins worn off. 
Dec 2011

91000 mi

US $200
Could not open right side (passenger) door. Neither outside nor inside door handle would open door. Replaced electric lock mechanism also had to replace connector cable for inside door handle and plastic connector clip for outside handle. 
Apr 2012

92200 mi

US $200
Remove & repair drivers side lock cylinder. remove and replace electric lock assembly, drivers side. 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2018
Dec 2009

89000 mi

US $1100
water pump was making noise, bearing/pump replaced 
Sep 2011

99000 mi

US $1200
front ball joint worn. Bal joint repaired and front end aligned. Tires worn so they were replaced also. 
Apr 2013

110300 mi

US $650
ignition swirch/unit failed and replaced 
Dec 2013

114000 mi

US $1200
radiator cracked, replaced by dealer 
May 2014

117000 mi

US $960
MAF failure identfied by CEL and new air filter installed 
Jun 2014

118000 mi

US $650
passenger side window not moving. motor/regulator replaced 
Dec 2014

125000 mi

US $700
Drive side window would not drop when opening door 
Feb 2015

126000 mi

US $125
CEL: code P0430. Dealer says new catalytic converter needed 
Porsche Boxster in Delaware, United States
Apr 2011 - Jun 2012
May 2011

67000 mi
pulleys tensioners and belt 
Porsche Boxster in New York, United States
Dec 2009 - Jul 2011
May 2010

54600 mi

US $1500
Water pump blew at track. 
Jul 2010

55200 mi

US $1000
Power top motor went out. 
Porsche Boxster in New York, United States
Feb 2011 - May 2013
Sep 2011

45000 mi
Rear view mirror fell off. Dealer reattached mirror at no cost. 
Porsche Boxster in Illinois, United States
Nov 2010 - Jan 2013
Jun 2011

54000 mi

US $200
replace ignition switch 

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2000 Porsche Boxster 2-door

6-cylinder manual 2WD

Porsche Boxster in Virginia, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2011
Aug 2010

102000 mi

US $700
Battery terminal came loose, fried the alternator, had to replace the alternator, 

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2000 Porsche Boxster 2-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Feb 2009 - Apr 2010
Apr 2009

96000 mi

US $789
upper control arm 
Porsche Boxster in Hong Kong, China
Jul 2009 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

42160 mi

$4000
Regular service discovered MAF faulty and needed replacing. Replaced front/rear trunk gas struts. Replaced front spring struts. Replaced oil filler neck. 

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