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2006 Porsche Boxster repairs by problem area

Engine (31%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (4%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (6%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (28%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (19%)

Other (9%)

Chart based on 54 repairs.
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2006 Porsche Boxster repair cost distribution

$2500+ (6%)

$1000 - $2499 (27%)

$500 - $999 (16%)

$100 - $499 (20%)

< $100 (31%)

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Chart based on 49 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2006 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

280-horsepower 3.2L H6 6-speed manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Dec 2015 - Apr 2016
Apr 2016

70000 mi

US $2000
Damaged plastic hose that drains water under convertible top trays. Leaks water into passenger footwell and damages rear control module. 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Sep 2014 - Jun 2018
Apr 2015

39500 mi
Rear wind deflector was rattling. Rubber pad was inserted under the screen. 
Porsche Boxster in Virginia, United States
Jan 2010 - Mar 2016
Jul 2012

58000 mi

US $1400
Replaced cracked coolant overflow tank 
Dec 2012

62000 mi

US $60
Replaced rear hatch shock absorber 
Oct 2013

70000 mi

US $3100
replace clutch and dual-mass flywheel, change transmission fluid 
Porsche Boxster in South Carolina, United States
Sep 2010 - Jul 2022
Dec 2013

125000 mi

US $250
drain lines for convertible top run off were misaligned and draining into body of car. caused complete failure of electronic control module under drivers seat. caused bilateral damage to top mechanism push rods and needed new control module f. 
Jun 2018

185000 mi

US $800
Replace master cylinder 
May 2022

190000 mi

US $500
Diagnosed check engine light as need to replace gas cap. Perfect! 

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2006 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

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

Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Oct 2011 - Dec 2016
Oct 2012

33000 mi

US $100
Dead battery. Used faulty meter to check. Resulted in bonky electronics. Fixed with new battery and used Durametric to verify and reset all false codes. Otherwise.. perfect car. 
Oct 2016

35000 mi
Bad miss at high RPM under hard acceleration. MAF issue. All DIY repair. [I have diag equipment and keep spare parts. In this case did not purchase out of pocket.] 
Porsche Boxster in Great Britain
Aug 2016 - Dec 2017
Aug 2016

29000 mi

Exhaust brackets replaced 
Oct 2017

34000 mi

New rear springs. 

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2006 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

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

Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Jun 2013 - Jul 2017
Aug 2013

28600 mi

US $50
horn inoperative 
Dec 2013

30000 mi
replaced poorly functioning hood and trunk gas struts 
Apr 2014

31200 mi

US $2000
broken air oil separator. replaced myself (dealer wanted to charge $1,300). still smoking, dealer replaced mass air sensor, cleaned intake etc to the tune of an additional $1,600 
Mar 2016

38000 mi

US $20
interior door handle became loose. replaced door levers spring assembly in about 1 hour. this is a common problem due to a poorly designed part. 

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2006 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

240-horsepower 2.7L H6 5-speed manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in Florida, United States
Dec 2011 - Mar 2016
Nov 2014

32000 mi

US $385
Power window Register 
Porsche Boxster in Georgia, United States
Aug 2012 - Jun 2014
Jan 2014

46000 mi

US $240
Bad brake switch. Caused PSM & ABS warnings on dash and car had no brake lights. Window loose in track. 
Porsche Boxster in District of Columbia, United States
Oct 2013 - Dec 2017
Oct 2013

47000 mi

US $2500
Water pump 
Jul 2015

68000 mi
Check Engine Light 
Porsche Boxster in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2016 - Dec 2019
Dec 2019

81840 mi

C $250
Replace O2 sensor 
Porsche Boxster in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2012 - Jul 2014
Jun 2012

34100 mi

C $1280
bad cell in battery 
Porsche Boxster in Arkansas, United States
Feb 2011 - Jun 2022
Dec 2011

63252 mi

US $8058
IMS bearing knocking. Debris in oil. Found noise from bell housing area. R&R transmission to inspect. Reinstall transmission and replace motor. 
Mar 2014

76000 mi

US $29
Hood kept falling when windy. Removed and replaced hood shock struts. 
Oct 2015

80000 mi
convertible top ball joint caps broke and bent the "arms" that raise and lower the top. Ordered new parts and removed and repaired the arms. 
Apr 2016

80200 mi

US $1835
Replaced clutch. I thought it was going to turn out to be a mechanical failure (clutch pedal pulsated) but ended up being just worn down. Replaced it and smooth as silk now.  
Porsche Boxster in Quebec, Canada
Jun 2011 - Aug 2011
Aug 2011

42160 mi
AC not working (blowing hot air). Shop confirmed that freon gas was missing but could not locate leak. Decided to purge AC, refill and add colorant. AC is now working well, but presumed leak pobably still present. Will be checked again. 
Porsche Boxster in Florida, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2013
Jul 2010

14000 mi
rear oil seal leaking 
Porsche Boxster in Iowa, United States
Nov 2009 - Feb 2015
Sep 2011

39000 mi

US $600
An acute problem with sound system: heavy bass noise in the system. Diagnosed as a faulty amplifier, which had to be replaced. Left rear brake light failed and had to be replaced. 
Porsche Boxster in Ohio, United States
Aug 2009 - Sep 2012
Apr 2010

24000 mi
Upon starting the car after winter hibernation, engine--rap or knock persisted after 30 minutes of driving. To dealer 2 weeks later--noise was very faint; dealer diagnosed it as collapsed lifter; it refloated itself. Tech said this is common. 
Porsche Boxster in New York, United States
Aug 2009 - Jun 2015
Oct 2009

37000 mi
Broken main shaft and first gear. 
Sep 2011

60000 mi
Leaking water pump, replaced under CPO warranty 
Apr 2013

80300 mi

US $1900
Broken front left spring 
May 2014

91000 mi

US $1200
Tire pressure sensors needed replacement 
Porsche Boxster in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2010 - Feb 2013
Jun 2011

19840 mi

C $320
driver window motor sensors not working properly 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Nov 2010 - Dec 2014
Jun 2012

30000 mi

US $500
Fuel tank gauge not working reliably. 
Oct 2013

37300 mi

US $876
occasionally smokes on startup. tested air/oil separator. convertible top misaligned. driver side door handle broken. 
Mar 2014

40000 mi

US $1300
Replaced power steering pump. 
Jul 2014

41000 mi

US $1100
Replaced water pump 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Mar 2011 - Nov 2018
Dec 2011

62000 mi
TPMS System failure. All 4 TPMS monitors within wheels failed at 61K miles Convertible top out of alignment and would not seal correctly. Dealer realigned top pulleys and cables. 
Mar 2012

65000 mi

US $1100
Condenser was punctured by a rock while driving on the interstate. 
Mar 2013

78000 mi

US $250
Replaced broken transmission rods in convertible top assembly 
Jun 2013

81000 mi

US $1000
Convertible top would not close. Top was completely out of alignment. Dealer removed and re-installed the top assembly curing problem. 
Jul 2017

116000 mi

US $250
Boxster roof stress rod broke because the top tensioners had become loose over time (AGAIN). Curious if later 987's have the same problem. 
Apr 2018

122000 mi

US $800
Pads and rotors worn. 
Porsche Boxster in Indiana, United States
Mar 2011 - Jun 2022
Mar 2014

62000 mi

US $1400
Water pump seized causing the belt to be thrown off (according to the dealer) I am unconvinced that the water pump was truly defective, but have no proof. 
Porsche Boxster in British Columbia, Canada
Oct 2011 - Mar 2013
Nov 2011

40300 mi

C $300
front trunk latch sensor faulty, caused warning light even though latch securely closed - assembly replaced 
May 2012

47120 mi

C $1000
water pump replaced 

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2005.5 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

240-horsepower 2.7L H6 5-speed manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in Great Britain
Nov 2012 - Jul 2014
May 2013

65200 mi

Corroded condenser leaking gas 

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