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2004 Porsche Boxster Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
08/01/17 NHTSA ID: 10109328
TSB ID: 122-N7K2Y-06

Concerns: ignition coil with part nos. 997.602.104.00 and 997.602.107.00 information: procedure for replacing faulty ignition coils. cracks in the ignition coil housing (figure 1) can cause corrosion, which can result in a rough-running
07/16/08 NHTSA ID: 10025182

Parts withdrawn. porsche cars north americ requests return of the following unit to pcna, but only in cases where the defect is visible: part number 955 110 235 01, description fuel line.
12/16/05 NHTSA ID: 10018155
TSB ID: 101005

Handling ptfe crankshaft seals. 8jb
12/14/05 NHTSA ID: 10018051
TSB ID: 1359

Installing ptfe (polytetrafluoroethylene) crankshaft seals on replacement engines.
01/28/05 NHTSA ID: 10011679
TSB ID: 0402

Connection rod (front & rear) for stabilizer. *tc porsche.
08/05/14 Engine NHTSA ID: 10055907
TSB ID: TI-58-12

Porsche: procedural information provided regarding the replacing of faulty cracked ignition coils on certain vehicles. model 1997-2013 boxster (986), boxster/cayman (987), carrera (996 & 997).
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10/17/05 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10016915
TSB ID: 105

Clutch pedal does not fully reach its original position.
06/13/12 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10044348
TSB ID: TI-39-12

Porsche: the instrument cluster displays warning of brake light remains on.
06/16/10 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10032952
TSB ID: TI-4-05-6

Porsche: diagnostic trouble codes in airbag control unit. airbag warning light activated in multifunction display. fault codes 8023; 8024; 8027; 8028; 8030; 8034; 8049; 801a, 801b, 801c, 80e0; 80e1; 80e2; 8038 or 808a in the fault memory
07/16/08 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10025186

Parts withdraw; porsche cars north america requests return of the following units to pcna: part numbers 955 628 320 00 and 955 628 321 00; description tip switch.
10/21/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10009763
TSB ID: 423

Flat receptacle of xe relay socket. *tc
06/20/11 Other NHTSA ID: 10038544
TSB ID: PK-D8-16

Porsche: information on how to read the vin.
03/14/06 Other NHTSA ID: 10019400

Current child seat overview.
07/21/04 Other NHTSA ID: 10008058
TSB ID: 304

Modified wheel fastening bolts. *mj

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Porsche Boxster TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins)

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.