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Porsche Boxster repairs by problem area

Engine (43%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (2%)

Suspension and Steering (8%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (22%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (13%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 1488 repairs.
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Porsche Boxster repair cost distribution

$2500+ (8%)

$1000 - $2499 (17%)

$500 - $999 (19%)

$100 - $499 (32%)

< $100 (25%)

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Chart based on 1066 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2016 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

375-horsepower 3.8L H6 6-speed manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2015 - Jun 2018
Oct 2017

9000 mi
Replaced actuator for Porsche Sport Exhaust. Done under warranty (no charge). 

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2016 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

330-horsepower 3.4L H6 6-speed manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in Georgia, United States
Oct 2015 - Jun 2018
Dec 2015 Windshield Washer Reservoir was leaking. Replaced under warranty. 

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2016 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

315-horsepower 3.4L H6 6-speed manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2016 - Sep 2018
Jul 2018

1000 mi

US $400
Replace previously repaired tire 

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2016 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

265-horsepower 2.7L H6 7-speed automated manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Oct 2015 - Nov 2017
Jan 2017

13000 mi
Fan unit failed 
Apr 2017

15000 mi
Backup camera fails sporadically 
Sep 2017

21000 mi

US $750
Brake fluid flush 
Nov 2017

21525 mi
Door panels warped replaced under warranty 

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2015 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

330-horsepower 3.4L H6 7-speed automated manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in Georgia, United States
Mar 2016 - Jun 2018
Sep 2016

6000 mi
Front trunk carpet liner was deforming at the top edge and sagging from adhesive failure. Dealership replaced defective carpet liner under warranty. 

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2015 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

265-horsepower 2.7L H6 7-speed automated manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in Great Britain
May 2017 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

27000 mi
A/C stopped working , no fault (leak) was found . System re-gassed under warranty. 

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2014 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

315-horsepower 3.4L H6 7-speed automated manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in Nevada, United States
Aug 2014 - Jun 2018
Sep 2014

14000 mi
Passenger Seatbelt Visual Warning Light & Audible Warning Inoperative. A firmware update was completed and about two hours were spent trying to fix this issue. We were told we would need to return for longer troubleshooting appt. 
Oct 2015

17500 mi
Passenger Sun Visor Mirror Cover Broke Off. 
Apr 2016

20000 mi
Replacement of passenger lighted sun visor. The mirror cover had broken off. Repaired under warranty. 
Porsche Boxster in Virginia, United States
Mar 2014 - Jul 2018
May 2014

1000 mi
ac leak. second time 
Porsche Boxster in Texas, United States
Feb 2014 - Jun 2018
May 2016

20000 mi
Brake booster needed replacement after soft pedal became consistent and noise upon release of brakes each time. 
Oct 2016

22000 mi
Coil pack failed 
Mar 2017

24000 mi
Second coil pack failed. Replaced the remaining 5 coil packs to ensure all six are new. 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2018
Jan 2014

11200 mi
Set Memory button failed, seat would not move fore and aft. Tech reset code on computer. 
Mar 2014

2000 mi
Seat memory had failed previously. Had been corrected, but Porsche determined that seat wiring harness should be replaced. This was done under warrantee. 
Sep 2014

6000 mi
Rattle when driving top-down on bumpy roads. Foam padding added to bracket that open top rests on. Rattle cured. 
Feb 2016

14100 mi
Engine control system fault: possible to drive on. Evaporative control system components replaced: filter, pump, sensor. 
May 2016

15600 mi
Windshield washer hose broke at entry to hood. 
Porsche Boxster in Texas, United States
Sep 2016 - Jul 2018
Oct 2017

36000 mi
Parking brake failed to recalibrate. Brake controller and rear actuators replaced. 
Jul 2018

48000 mi

US $65
Cylinder 5 ignition coil replaced 
Porsche Boxster in Michigan, United States
Apr 2014 - Oct 2017
Oct 2014

8000 mi
Side intake vents suck leaves in 

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2014 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

315-horsepower 3.4L H6 6-speed manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in Florida, United States
Aug 2013 - Jun 2018
Jun 2016

10000 mi
bluetooth stopped working. auto start/stop did not work 
Porsche Boxster in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2013 - Jun 2018
Aug 2014

17000 mi
Drivers side sun visor broke when being closed 
Aug 2017

60000 mi
Reversing light assembly replaced. The bracket that attaches it to the body had broken so it was rattling around and in danger of falling out! 
Sep 2017

62000 mi
Reversing light assembly replaced under warranty 
Dec 2017

63000 mi

US $155
e-brake not working properly - get 'brake fault' reported. They adjusted the brake but this did not fix the problem (that is, it was working when I picked the car up but the fault came back the next time I used the brake (about 6weeks later as I don’t use the e-brake when the car is in the garage and I didn’t drive it again for about 6 weeks). 
Porsche Boxster in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2016 - Dec 2019
Apr 2017

2900 mi
XM Radio became inoperative and antenna was replaced 

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2014 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

265-horsepower 2.7L H6 7-speed automated manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Mar 2015 - Nov 2018
Jun 2018

58000 mi
Took car (at 58,000 miles) to local repair shop for oil change. Shop made errors in doing the procedure, and the engine seized (will require complete replacement) within 35 miles. 
Porsche Boxster in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2017 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

8060 mi
1st attempt at repair, they replaced the [keyless entry] receiver antenna - did not fix problem.  2nd attempt, they replaced the [keyless entry] receiver and remotes; successful. 
Porsche Boxster in District of Columbia, United States
Sep 2015 - Feb 2017
May 2016

11700 mi
Airbag light on dash would light up intermittently while driving; dealer diagnosed issue with seatbelt, had to order a part 
Porsche Boxster in Nevada, United States
Nov 2015 - Nov 2016
Jan 2015

3000 mi
Front trunk enclosure not aligned properly / warped. Entire front trunk enclosure replaced 

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2014 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

265-horsepower 2.7L H6 6-speed manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in New Jersey, United States
Jan 2016 - Jun 2018
Aug 2017

33000 mi
AC drain was blocked and water drips at passenger’s footwell. Drain was cleaned. 
Porsche Boxster in North Carolina, United States
Feb 2014 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

23000 mi
[Engine] seal replaced under warranty 
Porsche Boxster in Florida, United States
May 2018 - Jun 2018
May 2018

24000 mi
blower motor replacement 
Porsche Boxster in Maryland, United States
Mar 2016 - Apr 2017
Jun 2016

6000 mi
PCM did not load maps or nvigation. New PCM was installed under warranty 

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2013 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

315-horsepower 3.4L H6 7-speed automated manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in Texas, United States
Jan 2014 - Jun 2018
Jan 2016

26000 mi
Replaced convertible top roof seals to address wind noise at freeway speed. 
Mar 2016

28000 mi
Replaced cracked windshield washer fluid tubing. 
Jul 2017

39000 mi

US $680
Replaced warped passenger door panel. 
Oct 2017

40000 mi

US $200
Refinish and re-coat headlights due to excessive and premature delamination of factory coating. 
Porsche Boxster in Washington, United States
Sep 2014 - Dec 2014
Sep 2014

21000 mi
Rattle remediation ongoing. Insulation added, parts replaced. Rattles coming from convertible top mechanism when top is up. Vibration coming from under driver side dash, depends on road surface, speed, and engine rpm. 
Porsche Boxster in Washington, United States
Jul 2014 - Jun 2018
Feb 2015

9000 mi

US $247
Replaced leaking oil pressure sensor. Temperature and fan LCD replaced, same symptoms as prior to repair. Awaiting new part ordered by the dealer. 
Mar 2015

10000 mi
Temp and a/c fan LCD replaced, same problem with replacement head. Waiting for third replacement LCD head to be installed. 
May 2015

11100 mi
Temp and a/c fan LCD replaced, same problem with replacement head. It appears the unit operates this way as per Porsche after four replacements. I will deal with it. It seems to me a minor design glitch which needs to be dealt with. 
Feb 2018

25000 mi
Fuel filler door locks up and opens by itself. Repaired with new parts. 
Porsche Boxster in Washington, United States
Oct 2013 - Mar 2015
May 2014

19400 mi
Rattle from left behind driver: They adjusted trim. Improved but still rattles on certain roads. Rattle in dash around center speaker: Adjusted and fastened. Rattle gone. Driver seat squeaking: Adjusted leather against back shell. Fixed. 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Mar 2014 - Aug 2014
Jun 2014

5000 mi
Check Engine Light due to faulty evap pump. 
Aug 2014

6000 mi
Active transmission mount throwing PADM fault. Replaced with new mount. 
Porsche Boxster in North Carolina, United States
Jul 2017 - Apr 2018
Aug 2017

5500 mi
I had a top fault control error. The dealer replaced the 2 relay switches, one on each side of car behind seats under the convertible top. The cost would have been ~$1000 for parts and labor but the dealer paid for it per my purchase agreement. 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Apr 2014 - Sep 2016
Oct 2015

24300 mi
Fuel sensor replaced to remedy check engine indicator. Headlight covers were cracking and the headlight assemblies were replaced. 
Porsche Boxster in Arizona, United States
May 2013 - Oct 2020
Jul 2017

10040 mi

US $35
Pinhole leak on the driver side muffler. It was a defect from the factory, not damage induced. Spot welded the pinhole leak. (it was in the weld). 
Sep 2020

15000 mi
The tab to raise and lower on the window control box came off. Had to replace the whole unit which included taking off the driver door panel. Ordered the part from Suncoast which was much cheaper than getting it from my local dealer. Fuel leak detection module replaced. 
Porsche Boxster in Florida, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

13000 mi
Convertible top would not fully retract and displayed a top system fault. Intermittent fault, it works some times. The San Antonio TX dealer diagnosed the problem, but could not fix because I live in Florida and had to drive it home. 
Apr 2016

13800 mi
Top fixed by my local dealer. Problem was as described earlier, top would not go down. Dealer replaced the micro-switches on the top frame and this cleared the fault. 
Mar 2017

29000 mi
The check engine light came on but the computer said it was OK to drive. I took it in and the dealership said it was a computer glitch that gave a vacuum sensor error. They reset the computer and did a software refresh. The tabs that hold the passenger floor mat had torn/broken. They lifted the carpet and replaced the parts. 
Mar 2018

40000 mi
I was in for the 40K mile maintenance and had a couple issues addressed. The first was the windshield header trim seemed warped. The tech discovered it was partially popped off and re-seated it. The second was tiny rust bubble under the paint at the windshield on the drivers side. They have submitted this up to evaluation by corporate. Lastly, I had noticed a couple times where the key wouldn't release smoothly from the ignition. As I figured, they could not duplicate the problem; it's very intermittent. 
Porsche Boxster in Sweden
Sep 2013 - Feb 2016
Jun 2014

9300 mi
Oil plug started leaking after regular oil change. Oil plug replaced. 

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2013 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

315-horsepower 3.4L H6 6-speed manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in New Hampshire, United States
Dec 2013 - Dec 2015
Jan 2014

10000 mi
Some interior plastic trim came loose. 
Apr 2014

5200 mi
Seat memory stopped working. Computer/memory reset by dealer fixed problem. 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Jul 2014 - Aug 2020
Jul 2015

5200 mi
Modified fuel filler 
Porsche Boxster in Ohio, United States
May 2013 - Mar 2018
May 2015

16400 mi
Throttle assy. replaced because of bad poteniometer. 
Oct 2016

26000 mi
coil failure replaced under warranty 
Porsche Boxster in Florida, United States
Sep 2015 - Apr 2018
Jan 2016 Auto shutoff not working properly. Battery replaced under warranty Parking brake would not disengage 
Porsche Boxster in North Carolina, United States
Dec 2013 - Dec 2016
Mar 2014

2000 mi
Spots of discoloration on the passenger seat, visible only from some angles. Noticed the issue after purchase. Unclear if this happened at the factory or when the dealer detailed the car. The car was leaking a fluid in my garage. The fluid was dark so I assumed it was oil. However, the dealer looked at my car and they believe it was coolant and that that can happen from time to time. So normal. 
Apr 2014

2800 mi
Engine would stall during operation of the vehicle. A crank sensor spacer was added to my vehicle. Cars manufactured after September 2013 have the spacer in place. My car was manufactured prior to September 2013. Could not get the car to start, crank but no compression noises. Going to tow, then 2nd mechanic called, said push the clutch and accelerator to the floor and try to start it for 1.5 minutes. Started after 1.5 minutes. Known rare prob, unknown cause. 
Jun 2015

15000 mi
Warning light for "Parking Brake Fault" came on. Taken to dealer and fixed. 
Dec 2015

17000 mi
When car horn is pressed it would continue to blow for about 10 seconds after the horn is released. 10 seconds does not seem like a lot but it's an eternity with the horn blowing in traffic. The dealer said it was a simple fix. 

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2013 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

265-horsepower 2.7L H6 7-speed automated manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in Ontario, Canada
May 2015 - Jun 2018
Aug 2016

16120 mi
Door panel was coming loose from the door. They replaced the panel. Electric clock not working properly. New clock installed. 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Dec 2014 - Sep 2018
Jan 2015 Driver side window wouldn't come down 
Feb 2016

18900 mi
Strange noise coming from inside door panel 
Porsche Boxster in Florida, United States
Feb 2016 - Apr 2017
Sep 2016

18000 mi
both interior door panels exhibited glue delamination on the upper portion closest to the window. 
Dec 2016

19000 mi
convertible top stopped working. Dealer replaced convertible tops 2 motors and the control module. 

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2013 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

265-horsepower 2.7L H6 6-speed manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in Maryland, United States
Jul 2013 - Dec 2016
Jul 2013

11000 mi
Oil Pan replaced 
Oct 2016

38000 mi
Clutch pressure plate not completely releasing. Clutch replaced. 
Porsche Boxster in Michigan, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2018
Oct 2015

9000 mi

US $989
Oil Leak. Technician installed wrong drain plug washer causing over tightening and damage to threads in oil pan 
Aug 2016

9000 mi
intermittent rattle in convertible top over very specific, sharp bumps on drivers side of car. 
Porsche Boxster in Georgia, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

17000 mi
Loose bolt caused suspension component to rattle. Bolt was tightened to specs and problem was fixed. 
Mar 2017

22000 mi
Squeaking driver's seat. Fixed at no charge under warranty (and there was a TSB). 
Porsche Boxster in Virginia, United States
Dec 2013 - Sep 2014
Jun 2013

2500 mi
Bluetooth mostly inop; settings on nav and stereo not retained, software was crap. Updated, mostly works now. 
Jan 2014

7000 mi
Hose from master cylinder loose, seeping fluid. 
Porsche Boxster in Illinois, United States
Jun 2014 - Mar 2016
Jun 2014

13000 mi
shift linkage loose and needed tightened 
Porsche Boxster in Indiana, United States
Jan 2015 - Dec 2015
Jul 2015

4200 mi
No parts replaced. Adjustment made to brake switch electronics which had prevented cruise control and stability control 
Porsche Boxster in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2014 - Mar 2018
Jun 2016

18000 mi
Driver seat slightly "ajar." 
Jun 2017

22000 mi

US $925
Initial trip was for routine maintenance. Ended up replacing two rear tires. 
Mar 2018

27000 mi
PCM erratically rebooting. They updated the PCM for me. It didn’t totally fix the problem, but still happens, but much more intermittently. 
Porsche Boxster in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2015 - Jun 2018
May 2015

9300 mi
GPS and XM not working, replaced PCM and antenna, no luck, turned out it was the wire connecting antenna and PCM. No problem since then 

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2012 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

255-horsepower 2.9L H6 6-speed manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in Indiana, United States
Jun 2012 - Jul 2018
Jul 2012

8000 mi

US $240
Replaced battery 
Oct 2017

20000 mi

US $100
Convertable top out of adjustment. $100 paid was the deductable on the extended warranty. 

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2011 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

320-horsepower 3.4L H6 6-speed manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in Great Britain
- May 2017
May 2017

43000 mi

£85
Misfiring - diagnosis was High Pressure Fuel Pump partially failing. Estimated cost to replace the HPFP - £1000 inc parts, labour, VAT Nothing was done as I was hoping to get it repaired under warranty by the original seller (Ashgood Porsche). 

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2011 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

310-horsepower 3.4L H6 6-speed manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in New Jersey, United States
- Apr 2014
Apr 2014

32000 mi

US $350
Radiator expansion tank failed -- causing boiling over. Danbury CT Porsche mis-diagnosed -- blaming it on loose radiator cap! and thus didn't fix it -- failed again 2 weeks later. 2nd dealer (Catena NJ) replaced tank. All ok now. 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Aug 2017 - Jun 2018
Nov 2017

33000 mi

US $100
Malfunctioning windows and convertible top. Problem traced to loose control unit wire(s). Tightening wire connections was repair. 
Porsche Boxster in Great Britain
- Feb 2018
Feb 2018

40000 mi

£300
Thermostat stuck open 

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2011 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

255-horsepower 2.9L H6 7-speed automated manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2016 - Jul 2018
Aug 2016

26040 mi
Tie rods, bushing and sway bars links had to be replaced (at only 40,000kms!) Car was squeaking very loudly, especially in the hot summer weather. 

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2011 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

255-horsepower 2.9L H6 6-speed manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in Georgia, United States
- Aug 2014
Aug 2014

42400 mi
PSM button would not light on button or dash. It was replaced under warranty. Tension straps in convertible top were worn out. Also replaced under warranty. Front trunk release button on floorboard was broken. Replaced under warranty. 

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2010 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

310-horsepower 3.4L H6 6-speed manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in Massachusetts, United States
- Jan 2012
Jan 2012

US $400
battery was dead. thought warranty or extended warranty would cover it. porsche does not warranty the battery. $400.00 for replacement; yikes. 

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2010 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

255-horsepower 2.9L H6 6-speed manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in Quebec, Canada
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2015

19402 mi
Replace broken shifter cable 
Jul 2017

24022 mi

C $276
Replaced dead battery 
Porsche Boxster in Alabama, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Feb 2015

54000 mi
Shift cable broke. Dealer replaced it under CPO warranty. 

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2009 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

310-horsepower 3.4L H6 7-speed automated manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2018
Apr 2015

28300 mi
Convertible top misalignment to door gutters. 
Sep 2016

41000 mi

US $30
Plastic ball joints in convertible top mechanism got old and brittle so fractured. Replacements from eBay! 
Mar 2017

43000 mi

US $25
Windshield washer fluid started to leak by the drivers door hinge. Replaced pump and sealing grommet which lives at the bottom of the tank behind the front wheel liner. 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Nov 2017 - Nov 2018
Nov 2017

26000 mi

US $200
Small hose leak in engine. 

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2009 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

310-horsepower 3.4L H6 6-speed manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in Washington, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

72000 mi

US $600
Replaced clutch, pressure plate, throw out bearing myself after the clutch started slipping due to wear. 

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2009 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

255-horsepower 2.9L H6 7-speed automated manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in Florida, United States
May 2015 - Dec 2016
Aug 2015

25400 mi
A speaker was making a buzz. Had to be replaced 
Porsche Boxster in Florida, United States
Sep 2017 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

20000 mi

US $400
Replace inoperative horn 

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2009 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

255-horsepower 2.9L H6 6-speed manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in Texas, United States
May 2015 - Mar 2018
Dec 2015

41000 mi

US $250
Needed battery replacement. 
Dec 2016

43000 mi

US $1054
One of the shifter cable linkages broke and left me in 3rd gear 

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2008 Porsche Boxster

Engine not specified

Porsche Boxster in Alabama, United States
Dec 2009 - Mar 2010
Jan 2010

3000 mi
coolant leak-replaced rad cap; when car sold leak had stopped 

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2008 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

295-horsepower 3.4L H6 6-speed manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Oct 2009 - Sep 2015
Nov 2009

23000 mi
Convertible top linkage broken. Door rattle lubricated and seems fixed 
Sep 2014

69000 mi

US $500
Oil air separator failed, previously failed at 42k 
Porsche Boxster in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2009 - Mar 2012
Sep 2009

6500 mi
radio fade 
Jul 2011

16100 mi

US $156
Replaced two blown fuses that caused all the gauges to light up like a christmas tree then drop to zero. This occurred 6 or 7 times while at speed. Radio also died and would not turn back on as the code was lost. Computer had 31 faults Replaced two blown fuses that caused all the gauges to light up like a christmas tree then drop to zero. This occurred 6 or 7 times while at speed. Radio also died and would not turn back on as the code was lost. Computer had 31 faults  
Sep 2011

17000 mi
Tire pressure sending unit in left rear tire failed 
Porsche Boxster in South Carolina, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2018
Aug 2011

21000 mi
Homelink which was working intermittently, failed completely.  
Mar 2012

30000 mi
key remote working inconsistently 
May 2012

31400 mi
key remote again working intermittently 
Jan 2017

33300 mi

US $700
Air/oil separator failed and had to be replaced. 
Porsche Boxster in New York, United States
Apr 2010 - Apr 2012
May 2011

8000 mi
PSM failure and multiple error codes 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2018
Feb 2012

10000 mi
Dealer replaced convertible top motor and other components. 
Feb 2013

11200 mi

US $1100
Replaced water pump. 
Feb 2014

13000 mi

US $1600
Replaced battery Replaced tire pressure monitoring system wheel sensors. 
Dec 2016

18000 mi

US $400
Convertible top repaired. Parts of the mechanism (elastic straps) were replaced. 
Porsche Boxster in Georgia, United States
Sep 2009 - Sep 2012
Jul 2011

38000 mi
Auxiliary air compressor inoperative (the one for filling a flat tire). 
Porsche Boxster in Alabama, United States
Sep 2009 - Jul 2013
Jul 2010

10300 mi
Bad safety switch on the clutch. When the clutch was depresssed could not reliably start the car. 
Sep 2010

12000 mi
When top was down loud squeak from driver's door latch. 
Mar 2012

25000 mi
clutch switch failed this is the second defective switsh 
Jul 2012

27000 mi

US $91
Front hood latch switch inop replaced switch 
Sep 2012

29000 mi

US $156
Battery would not hold a charge had to be replaced. 
Porsche Boxster in Michigan, United States
Sep 2009 - Dec 2011
Oct 2010

21000 mi
Burned rubber smell from exhaust fans. Could not replicate at dealer. No fix. Has not occurred again. 
Porsche Boxster in Delaware, United States
Sep 2010 - Dec 2014
Sep 2014

47000 mi

US $1300
Replaced 2 rear tire and the TPS system. 
Porsche Boxster in Florida, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2018
Jan 2011

13000 mi
the navigation system was not showing the map properly Film wearing off shifter, ordered new shifter. 
Mar 2011

13000 mi
Electrical shorted after heavy rains. Electrical system acted up (tried to open top even though it was locked and other probs). Water intrusion into cabin. New shifter installed. 
Jan 2018

39000 mi

US $2900
The convertible top did not work. They had my car for almost 3 months before they could fix it. 
Porsche Boxster in South Africa
Jun 2014 - Jul 2018
Jun 2014

40300 mi

R 1
AOS replaced due to tear in rubber diaphragm. Self-diagnosed by high pitch screeching sound. 
Jul 2014

40500 mi

R 2300
Replaced two deflection/idler pulleys due to noise. Bearings were worn. Easy DIY. 
Mar 2015

44640 mi

R 15
Convertible Top pushrod snapped. Easy DIY repair. 
May 2015

45260 mi

R 200
Engine mount broken. DIY replacement. 
Oct 2015

47520 mi

R 6000
Water Pump needed replacing - was noisy. DIY replacement. 
Porsche Boxster in Georgia, United States
Aug 2013 - Jun 2018
Nov 2013

27700 mi
Convertible top retraction arms broke. 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Dec 2013 - Sep 2015
Dec 2013

14000 mi
Cam position sensor had a small oil leak. 

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2008 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

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

Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Aug 2011 - Jun 2014
May 2012

28100 mi
Faulty oil-level sensor. Corrected with software re-flash. 

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2008 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

245-horsepower 2.7L H6 5-speed manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in Texas, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2015

37000 mi

US $448
Ignition coils. Degradation of parts but not failure and it was cheaper to replace during the routine service then wait until failure. 
Jan 2016

US $4000
slight oil leak, shipping car overseas wanted gasket replaced at this time; added clutch replacement;  horn replacement (electrical short)-could have gone a year without repair but since I am moving overseas had the repair done; NO NOISE 
Nov 2016

51200 mi

US $750
Gasket leak; not repaired properly on last visit. 
Porsche Boxster in Texas, United States
Mar 2011 - Sep 2015
Jun 2013

13000 mi

US $500
Convertible top mechanism failed, the plastic link ends connecting motor actuator to top bows broke in both L & R sides. Additional parts broken found by dealer. 
Porsche Boxster in Nevada, United States
Sep 2009 - May 2013
Apr 2010

12200 mi
small stress crack in instrument cluster plastic cover 
Porsche Boxster in New York, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2017
Jun 2017

53000 mi

US $600
Air oil seperator 
Porsche Boxster in British Columbia, Canada
Feb 2018 - Jan 2020
Apr 2018

35340 mi

C $80
Replaced one support rod for the motorized convertible top. The plastic end was broken and the rod itself was bent. Replacement was an easy bolt-in DIY repair. 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Dec 2011 - Sep 2016
Jan 2012 Airbag light came on and I had it repaired. 
Jul 2012

27000 mi
Problem with the convertible top not closing properly. It was not fitting into the trim(track) on one side as it closed. 
Apr 2014

34200 mi

US $614
Airbag warning light was on. This was due to low voltage probably when changing battery.  Also, driver side door handle was broken. 
Aug 2014

35000 mi
Convertable top not fitting in "track" when closing. 
Sep 2014

36000 mi
Problem w/ convertable top not fitting in track. This was due to broken strap. Dealer replaced strap as this was repaired previously. Dealer do not charge for this follow up repair. 
Apr 2015

38200 mi

US $140
The convertable top was not fitting into the "track" on the drivers side when closing. This had previously happened on passenger side. There seems to be a problem with interior straps that hold the top in place upon closure. They get worn. 
Jul 2015

39000 mi

US $100
One of the "transmissions" that powers the convertable broke down. It needed to be replaced. 
Jan 2016

38700 mi

US $100
The bushing on the front suspension was worn out and needed to be replaced. 
Porsche Boxster in Florida, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2018
Jun 2011

17000 mi
after replacing two rear tires, tire pressure gauge in factory computer monitor system works erratically, most recently not working at all. I am going to schedule another visit. was advised might need sensors or sensor batteries  
Nov 2011

18700 mi
Dealer replaced 2 tires. After, tire pressure warning would activate in error. Dealer said needed new sensor. Sensor replaced. Light came on again today. Dealer had me reset settings. Outcome uncertain. They shoulda reset when part replaced 
Jul 2012

23000 mi

US $195
Car was in for routine oil change etc. Dealer reported two cells dead in battery. Wanted $350 to replace it. I went to an independent tire shop and got new battery for $195. 
Mar 2013

26000 mi

US $593
three tire pressure sensors failed so TPC not working. Cost $593 to replace. The fourth one failed a year or so earlier and was replaced under factory warranty. The dealer tells me these are routine battery lives--approx 4 years 
Dec 2015

34000 mi

US $175
Had to replace battery. 
Jun 2016

38000 mi

US $23
cable holding gas cap to car broke. required replacement of cap and cable. 
Porsche Boxster in Indiana, United States
Aug 2012 - Sep 2017
Aug 2015

21900 mi

US $300
Convertible top - edge of cloth top closed outside the lip of the frame when putting the top up. Replaced strap that properly aligns the two parts. 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2011
Feb 2010

7100 mi
Convertible top. Convertible Top repair 
Porsche Boxster in Connecticut, United States
Jul 2009 - Apr 2016
Nov 2010

10200 mi
Cupholder door would not open reliabliy  Passenger seatbelt twisted and damaged seat trim due to way it hung against seat. Likely manufacturing defect. Dealer backed into car at shop, causing damage to front bumper. Replaced and repainted by dealer. 
Porsche Boxster in Michigan, United States
Jun 2012 - Jun 2018
May 2016

29000 mi

US $100
Oil level sensor gave false low-level reading. Shop "re-flashed" the affected electronic component and correct level was then displayed. Since then the sensor has displayed some minor variations in oil level. 

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2008 Porsche Boxster 2-door

6-cylinder manual 2WD

Porsche Boxster in Virginia, United States
Dec 2009 - Sep 2012
Sep 2012

57000 mi

US $1300
Replace clutch 

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2007 Porsche Boxster

Engine not specified

Porsche Boxster in Illinois, United States
May 2011 - Jun 2011
Jun 2011

10000 mi

US $470
AC was not blowing cold air. Dealer and manufacturer worked out repair and payment with a very favorable outcome to me the customer. Left rear brake light change, oil change, and 2 year maintenance cleaning was also performed.  
Porsche Boxster in Hawaii, United States
Sep 2011 - Oct 2011
Oct 2011

30000 mi
conv top not going down. the plastic balls on each side broke and the arm & balls were replaced by porsche under warranty. a known issue. tension straps on conv top lost elasticity causing top not to return properly by window channel. dealer outsourced repair to upholestry shop who sewed in new elastic tensioner strap. 

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2007 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

295-horsepower 3.4L H6 6-speed manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in Illinois, United States
Jan 2011 - May 2013
Apr 2013

29000 mi
Replaced one ignition coil that was cracked. 
May 2013

29000 mi
TPMS sensors required replacement. 
Porsche Boxster in New Zealand
Jul 2013 - Oct 2015
Jan 2015

26660 mi

$1800
Horn replacement 
Porsche Boxster in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2013 - Feb 2018
May 2014

27900 mi

C $1100
Tire pressure monitors needed replaced. 
Porsche Boxster in Virginia, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2018
Jan 2013

19200 mi

US $287
Replace ignition coil pack on cylinder #3 
Porsche Boxster in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2012
May 2011

12000 mi

US $130
major oil leak out of front of motor by oil pump. They had to drain all coolant and oil lock cams into place and tear down front of motor. 
Aug 2011

12600 mi

US $489
Passenger side power window motor failed had to be replaced. 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
May 2014 - Jan 2018
Feb 2015

52000 mi

US $3200
Clutch pedal developed odd "fluttering" feeling. Diagnosed as bad Throw-out bearing - replaced. Clutch friction material and flywheel were out of spec and were replaced too. 
Dec 2015

57000 mi

US $140
Passenger window would not drop far enough to clear top. Replaced window regulator with cheap aftermarket unit. Now it does not drop quickly enough indicating too much slack in cables. In other words, the aftermarket regulator is junk. 
Dec 2016

60000 mi

US $3200
Water leaked into interior and damaged 2 computers under the passenger seat requiring replacement. The computer working the top malfunctioned and caused damage to 2 control rods in the top assembly 
Porsche Boxster in Massachusetts, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2018
Oct 2010

47000 mi

US $380
Trim piece around middle front bumper air port fell off and was lost - for the second time! 
Mar 2011

54000 mi

US $320
Left headlight washer detached and drained washer reservoir, leaving no fluid for windshield wash. 
Jun 2011

55000 mi

US $700
Starter motor Bendix drive failed to disengage completely for several seconds after starting, causing noise. Potential to get worse and never disengage over time. Had to replace starter. 
Nov 2011

62000 mi

US $370
Clunking in front suspension when going over bumps. Dealer says this is wear of tie rod after hard cornering. Replaced right side tie rod (only). 
May 2012

69000 mi

US $700
Clinking noise when going over bumps. Previous repair by dealer (replace right tie rod) in Nov '11 did not make a difference. Independent shop replaced sway bar bushings and drop links: symptom now fully cured. 
Feb 2013

80800 mi

US $950
One or more ignition coils failed - rough running and Check Engine warning. Dealer claims this is a normal wear item. All six ignition coils replaced. 
Apr 2013

82500 mi

US $2300
Parking brake seemed to be partly engaged even though no warning light or odd handle position. Squealing and (eventually) clunking. Excessive wear wore down drum/rotor. $900 for parking brake, $1200 for required rear brake job. 
Jul 2014

97500 mi

US $1200
Replaced condenser. This is the second time is seems to have been punctured by road debris Passenger down auto-up did not work, which means the window stayed open after raising the convertible top. AM radio weak reception: suspect loose antenna or antenna amplifier. Dealer did a partial diagnosis but recommended not proceeding due to cost. Dealer also opined that maybe the radio was fine (owner does not agree). Squealing sound on left turns - not related to brakes. Dealer partially disassembled system, recommended against repair due to cost of further disassembly. 
Jan 2015

94300 mi

US $18
Driver door interior handle part snapped inside door: handle would not retract, and window stayed partially down. Replaced inside door handle assembly. Had to use part of old assembly since cable attachment had changed (same part number!) 
Aug 2015

110000 mi

US $550
Oil separator failed, causing oil to be drawn in to engine intake. Caused severe hesitation and stalling. Replaced separator and cleaned intake. 
Sep 2015

111000 mi

US $300
Microswitch in driver's door malfunctioning caused window to not retract when closing door. Microswitch replaced for parts cost only since last repair trip diagnosed problem but it took weeks to get the new part. 
Oct 2016

122500 mi

US $1100
Water pump started leaking. Had to tow to garage and replace water pump. 
Jul 2017

130000 mi

US $140
Right front fog light was retaining water splash. Replaced. 
Sep 2017

133000 mi

US $1700
Replace clutch kit (Disc, pressure plate, springs, lever, etc). Not sure what actually failed: the clutch wouldn't disengage unless the pedal was depressed all the way to the floor, and I feared it would stop disengaging altogether. Clutch wear was within a reasonable period (90,000 miles) so I just attribute it to normal wear. 
Apr 2018

139000 mi

US $2300
Seal at timing chain worn, leaking oil. replaced seal Starter motor Bendix drive failed to disengage after starting, causing noise. Had to replace starter. Starter was previously replaced for same problem 84,000 miles / 7 years ago. 
Jun 2018

142000 mi

US $800
Soft top did not settle in to channels when raised. Dealer replaced several interior cloth pieces and elastic. I have no idea why this took over two weeks. 

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2007 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

295-horsepower 3.4L H6 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Porsche Boxster in Florida, United States
Mar 2011 - May 2019
Feb 2011

5400 mi
Rear Main Seal replaced 
Jun 2016

15000 mi

US $322
... replaced one tire & installed one new TPMS... 
Jan 2017

17500 mi
... 3 TPMS need battery .. will leave as-is until tires need replacing ... 
Jun 2018

19000 mi
... replaced TPMS on all wheels ... 
Porsche Boxster in Egypt
Dec 2013 - Jan 2015
Jan 2014

$90
Replace Air Oil Separator 
Dec 2014

65720 mi

$400
Leak in transmission oil gasket. 
Porsche Boxster in Tennessee, United States
Jan 2013 - Jun 2016
Apr 2013

64500 mi

US $1000
Air Oil Separator (AOS) bad. Replaced AOS. "TPC inactive" message and tire icon on display. Problem: one (or more) of the tire pressure sensor batteries went dead. Sensor unit replaced in each tire 

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2007 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

245-horsepower 2.7L H6 5-speed manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Oct 2010 - Nov 2014
Feb 2011

59200 mi

US $30
Out of town for 2 weeks,apparently I bumped the key after covering the car and the rear trunk opened, when I got home battery completely dead, charged battery ok but air bag warning light refused to go out. 
Apr 2011

60800 mi

US $2100
$2100 charge is for 60k service and replacement of RH front and rear axle trailing arms, bushings in the arms were worn out doue to rough road conditions 
Aug 2012

79000 mi

US $19580
80,000 service Replaced front motor mount Replace coolant temp sensor 
Jul 2014

101300 mi

US $600
Air pressure sensors died. Porsche dealer said that batteries are non replaceable and last 7 to 10 years. No word of this in maintenance manual. 
Porsche Boxster in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2010 - Mar 2018
Sep 2014

36000 mi

US $1400
Water pump and related pulleys worn and replaced 
May 2017

46000 mi

US $1200
repair leaking valve covers 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Sep 2009 - Oct 2011
Jan 2009

7557 mi
Purchased CPO 
Jun 2009

14103 mi
Replaced passenger side soft top push rod 
Mar 2010

27561 mi

US $277
ashtray replace due to broken door return spring. Brake fluid replacement 
May 2010

30173 mi
Soft top folding outside the rails. Replaced elastic cord 
Nov 2010

39300 mi
Replace one of the two horn units due to weak output Windblock screen rattling and dealer applied felt padding to contact areas 
Porsche Boxster in Texas, United States
Sep 2010 - Sep 2014
Apr 2011

23800 mi
Passenger window made cracking sound when fully up or down. Window regulator was replaced. 
Sep 2011

30000 mi
Wind block had snap that holds it in place on the roll hoop replaced. 
Porsche Boxster in South Carolina, United States
Apr 2014 - Jun 2018
May 2015

45000 mi

US $850
Convertible top binding. New elastic straps sewn on both sides. Slight clicking noise heard at slow speed. Replaced right rear control arm. 
Aug 2015

46500 mi

US $300
Amplifier 
Feb 2017

56000 mi

US $1100
Front pads and rotors needed replacing 
Jun 2017

58000 mi

US $2300
Rear pads and rotors 
Jan 2018

61000 mi

US $450
Replace battery 
Porsche Boxster in Great Britain
Aug 2014 - Jun 2015
Dec 2014

82000 mi

£200
Drivers side window motor 
Porsche Boxster in Georgia, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2018
Apr 2012

30200 mi

US $1016
Coolant temp sensor replaced. Oil level sensor replaced. For entire repair trip parts cost was $143, the rest was labor. Door handle replaced. It would not retract properly. A spring was apparently missing.  
Apr 2014

39000 mi

US $500
replaced pulley bearings for belt. 
Nov 2014

40300 mi

US $1165
replaced water pump due to a bad bearing that resulted in a high pitch whine. bearing on alternator replaced. 
May 2015

43000 mi

US $312
Connecters for retractable top were broken. The plastic connector and the rods they connected were replaced. 
Apr 2017

48700 mi
Repaired convertible top that was no longer closing correctly due to age. 
May 2018

51000 mi

US $900
Replace battery. Replaced micro switch for front hood latch 
Porsche Boxster in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2013 - Oct 2020
Jul 2014

42160 mi
Tpms inactive. Vehicle computer described malfunction to incorrect wheel 
Sep 2015

44020 mi

C $3100
replaced Rear main engine seal, intermediate shaft bearing seal, dual mass clutch plate plus clutch assembly replaced rear tires 
Porsche Boxster in Texas, United States
Dec 2012 - Mar 2018
Mar 2015

22000 mi
Convertible top not closing completely correctly - minor adjustment to correct it. 
Nov 2015

28600 mi

US $125
Convertible top needed new elastic bands to close properly. 
Jun 2016

32000 mi

US $550
door handle stopped working 
Sep 2016

34000 mi

US $57
handle for folding seat forward 
Dec 2016

35000 mi

US $350
convertible top stopped working 
Apr 2017

36000 mi

US $1200
water pump failed & leaked 

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2006 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

280-horsepower 3.2L H6 6-speed manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in South Carolina, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2018
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 
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 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 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. 

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2006 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

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

Porsche Boxster in Great Britain
Aug 2016 - Dec 2017
Aug 2016

29000 mi

£620
Exhaust brackets replaced 
Oct 2017

34000 mi

£800
New rear springs. 
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.] 

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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 Ontario, Canada
Oct 2010 - Feb 2013
Jun 2011

19840 mi

C $320
driver window motor sensors not working properly 
Porsche Boxster in Florida, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2013
Jul 2010

14000 mi
rear oil seal leaking 
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 Indiana, United States
Mar 2011 - Jun 2018
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 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 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 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 Florida, United States
Dec 2011 - Mar 2016
Nov 2014

32000 mi

US $385
Power window Register 
Porsche Boxster in Arkansas, United States
Feb 2011 - Jun 2018
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 California, United States
Mar 2011 - Jun 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 Georgia, United States
Aug 2012 - Jun 2014
Jan 2014

43200 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 British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2012 - Jul 2014
Jun 2012

34100 mi

C $1280
bad cell in battery 
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 
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. 

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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

£400
Corroded condenser leaking gas 

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2005 Porsche Boxster

Engine not specified

Porsche Boxster in New York, United States
Jun 2014 - Apr 2015
Apr 2015

104000 mi
The engine started making this sound that sounded like the lifters were bad. They found pieces of metal in the oil filter and declared it a catastrophic failure. 

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2005 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

280-horsepower 3.2L H6 6-speed manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2010 - Jun 2014
Sep 2010

33480 mi
Catastrophic engine failure believed to be IMS-Intermediate Shaft failure. New crate engine to be installed at Porsche's expense. Without vehicle for two weeks. 
Porsche Boxster in New Jersey, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

18000 mi

US $2100
Scheduled maintenance, First set of 4 new Bridgestone tires, Oil,Lube & filter, Wiper blades, head light adjustment. 
Porsche Boxster in New York, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

13000 mi

US $477
Got "system fault-visit workshop" message due to cleaning headlight covers with microfiber towel. 
Porsche Boxster in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2015
Nov 2012

52000 mi
Clutch pedal was high... replaced clutch 
Porsche Boxster in Texas, United States
Mar 2010 - Jul 2018
Mar 2011

27000 mi

US $250
broken push-rod end caps on convertible top. 
Jan 2016

US $980
Water pump, replaced thermostat, serpentine belt and coolant flush done also 
Porsche Boxster in Texas, United States
Feb 2011 - Apr 2014
Apr 2011

29000 mi
Fuel pump went out. Replaced under extended warranty. Front compartment ECU. Probably caused from cleaning the front headlight. Dealer reset the codes. 
Mar 2012

36000 mi

US $350
Oil leak from the hose that goes into the air oil separator. O ring replaced. 
Aug 2012

39100 mi

US $100
Window would not go down fast enough when the door was being opened. 
Nov 2013

45600 mi

US $100
Rear main seal and water pump. 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Jun 2012 - Aug 2013
Apr 2013

55500 mi

US $100
Air Oil Separator. Car was smoking profusely and smelled of burning oil. Works fine now. 
Porsche Boxster in Colorado, United States
Mar 2010 - Sep 2011
Sep 2010

41000 mi
Check engine light came on. Dealer determined the carbon canister was leaking, ordered part and reset light.  The carbon canister was replaced under extended warranty with no out-of-pocket costs. 
Porsche Boxster in Connecticut, United States
Feb 2011 - Mar 2018
Jun 2014

37000 mi
The front hood latch was sending a spurious signal to the computer and needed to be replaced. 
Porsche Boxster in Great Britain
Jun 2013 - Sep 2016
Jun 2015

62000 mi

£650
Replacement of clutch pressure plate 
Jul 2016

70200 mi
Replacement of coil packs after one failed 
Porsche Boxster in Arizona, United States
Jul 2010 - Mar 2018
Nov 2010

21000 mi
Faulty latch in rear hatch causes "rear lid open" warning to be displayed even when lid was completely closed. Latch was replaced. Mechanic noticed that water pump was broken when I took the car in for another reason. The water pump was replaced under warranty. Motor that pushes convertible top was broken. There are two in the car, so the top was still working but just not well. The mechanic noticed the problem when a different problem was being fixed. Motor replaced under warranty. 
Oct 2011

25300 mi
Dealer replaced driver seat belt mechanism (belt would no longer retract). Covered by warranty despite warranty ending 3 months ago. 
Jan 2014

30300 mi

US $250
Worn out seat belt retractor 
Apr 2015

55200 mi

US $1980
CV joints leaking oil. CV joints rebuilt. 
Mar 2016

62000 mi

US $4800
Steering fluid leak, new new steering rack Cracked water pump Broken oil separator 
Dec 2017

72000 mi

US $1500
Transmission for convertible motor rebuilt to stop grinding noise 
Porsche Boxster in New Mexico, United States
Nov 2009 - Mar 2018
Dec 2009

27000 mi
Clutch trashed with less than 27K miles. Repair estimate $1900+. I am 63 years young & don't drive this car hard. I am so PO'd with Porsche that I've parked the car & am considering the purchase of a more reliable sports car... maybe a Corvette. 
Sep 2010

30000 mi
Top didn't properly retract or deploy. 
Jan 2011

US $135
Top didn't properly retract or deploy again. 
Aug 2017

52000 mi

US $600
Check Engine light came on. Codes checked and no major issues diagnosed. Codes reset. Same thing happened once or twice more. Mechanic spent a lot of time chasing potential electrical problems, and ultimately found the problem. A wire somewhere in the harness was pinched, creating intermitant check engine lights. Problem has been fixed. Worked in an oil change when the other work was done. 
Porsche Boxster in Iowa, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2011
Jun 2009

32000 mi
Air conditioning didn't blow cold air. Dealer replaced A/C relay under CPO warranty. 
Porsche Boxster in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2009 - Mar 2010
Aug 2009

26660 mi
IMS Failure...Blown Engine 
Porsche Boxster in Colorado, United States
Apr 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

78000 mi

US $300
Passenger door latch sometimes failed to auto-lower the window. Replaced faulty door latch. 
Jul 2017

78000 mi

US $2000
Losing coolant and significant coolant condensation around coolant reservoir area. Shop replaced the coolant reservoir and cap. It did not address the reported problem. Shop later found one of coolant pipe was blocked and clear it. 
Oct 2017

79000 mi

US $3000
Shop could not determine the problem with cooling system, and it recommended to add a 3rd front radiator. Shop also replaced various couplings and tubes. After spending ~$4k, the cooling system seems to improve slightly. AOS replaced 
May 2018

81000 mi

US $70
Replaced Air Oil Separator lower vent hose that failed to attach to its adaptor. This hose returns excess oil from AOS back to engine. 
Porsche Boxster in Missouri, United States
Mar 2009 - Jun 2018
Apr 2009

44000 mi
front sensor replaced under warranty top broken.  
Jul 2009

47000 mi
front trunk light not working. after getting car back from dealer, abs and check engine lights on. dealer kept car additional day, reflashed computer, and problem fixed. 
Nov 2009

40000 mi
Repaired water pump under warranty 
Dec 2010

59000 mi

US $375
AOS failed. Parts ordered and repair done. 
Feb 2012

65600 mi

US $800
Passenger seat stopped working and would not move. 
Mar 2015

84000 mi

US $90
Shifter detached from linkage. cause unknown 
Aug 2015

87500 mi

US $300
Apparently a drain under the seat plugged up and the controller under the driver's seat got wet and malfunctioned. The repair shop is still trying to get the needed part. 
Sep 2015

88000 mi

US $500
Took car to a different shop. They found a leak in the A pillar on drivers side and fixed problem 
Jun 2016

93000 mi

US $180
Replaced rear bushings 
Apr 2017

98450 mi

US $85
Water leak. We'll see if it is fixed. 
May 2017

100000 mi
Continued to look for leak. Finally found source of problem 
Jun 2018

105000 mi

US $1600
broken top starter replaced 
Porsche Boxster in Virginia, United States
Mar 2009 - Dec 2013
Nov 2009

21000 mi
Radiator fans inoperative. Radiator fan control modual and one (of two) fan motor replaced. 
Jan 2012

32900 mi

US $150
Replaced Battery 
Dec 2013

39000 mi

US $847
Water Pump replaced. Could hear a slight grind coming from behind passenger seat. Bearing was going out. Impeller was not damaged. 
Porsche Boxster in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

34720 mi

C $1000
Real main seal leak, not yet fixed. 
Porsche Boxster in Florida, United States
Sep 2009 - Dec 2010
Jun 2010

47000 mi

US $600
A/C recharge. 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Feb 2010 - May 2020
May 2010

64000 mi

US $45
Top Push rod end replaced because of loose trim interference contact. 
Porsche Boxster in Colorado, United States
Nov 2014 - Sep 2016
Nov 2014

18000 mi
CD player would not play. 
Porsche Boxster in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2009 - Sep 2012
Jun 2010

40000 mi
Check Engine light, needed to replace a flap that effected the emission. Car is a CPO and it was fully covered. 
Oct 2010

42000 mi
Roof not closing perfectly within the frame. Took a couple of visits and some new parts for the closure to fix the problem. 
Nov 2010

42000 mi
Continued problem with top closing properly. Dealer ended up replacing entire top, hardware and canvas at no cost. After numerous attempts they could not repair the roof. Dealer installed a brand new top and all new hardware at no cost. All covered under the warranty. 
Aug 2011

46100 mi
Replaced 2 vent louvres 
Porsche Boxster in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2012 - Sep 2016
Jan 2014

35000 mi

US $1500
Replaced coils. Car ran poorly when cold. 
Porsche Boxster in Maine, United States
Nov 2014 - Sep 2016
May 2015

79400 mi

US $1200
Alternator pulley 
Nov 2015

84000 mi

US $300
Engine Failure! 

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2005 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

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

Porsche Boxster in Michigan, United States
Nov 2010 - Mar 2012
May 2011

29000 mi

US $400
rear main seal had to be replaced 
Jun 2011

30000 mi

US $350
broken shift linkage 
Porsche Boxster in Michigan, United States
May 2009 - Dec 2012
May 2011

8600 mi

US $300
driver's electric seat switch broken rear stretch cord supporting ragtop broke 
Porsche Boxster in Florida, United States
Sep 2013 - Apr 2014
Oct 2013

46000 mi

US $2500
Rebuilt torque converter that was slipping around 2k rpm. 
Dec 2013

47000 mi

US $1600
Leaking high pressure power steering line 

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2005 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

240-horsepower 2.7L H6 6-speed manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in Texas, United States
Mar 2009 - Apr 2010
Jun 2009

23000 mi
Replaced O-RING on suction oil pump for cylinders 4-6. 
Porsche Boxster in Colorado, United States
Mar 2009 - Jul 2018
Oct 2013

72300 mi

US $2200
Shifter cable failed; upon replacement it was also determined that the transmission had jammed internally and was stuck in gear. 

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2005 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

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

Porsche Boxster in British Columbia, Canada
- Mar 2009
Mar 2009

25110 mi
Failed cat - replaced under Warranty. Exhaust Manifold - Replaced Under Warranty. 
Porsche Boxster in Virginia, United States
Apr 2007 - Jun 2018
May 2007

10212 mi
Convertible top guideline (to keep top stretched across metal frame) broke. Dealer repaired. 
Sep 2007

12000 mi
Driver's window would not go all the way up when top closed. Would go to top and then retract 1/2 way. Had to special order part. Replaced window motor. Gave me a new Boxster as a loaner over the weekend. 
Aug 2009

19000 mi

US $500
Faulty oil seal. Dealer had to pull transmission to fix. Warranty had expired 6 weeks earlier so Porsche gave 75/25 goodwill repair. 
Sep 2013

34000 mi

US $450
Replace leaking water pump 
Sep 2017

48500 mi

US $1400
Replaced alternator 
Mar 2018

53000 mi

US $2100
Routine maintenance to replace spark plugs. After the repair, car had a "Service Now" warning light when I picked it up. Showed to dealer. They gave me a loaner and kept the car. Diagnosed that one of the new plugs and ignition coil were bad and replaced. Problem fixed. Decided my horn was bad as well.  
Porsche Boxster in Delaware, United States
May 2009 - Oct 2010
Jun 2009

50000 mi
The mechanism that moves convertible top open and shut has broken 4 times. All repaired under warranty. Now warranty is up. It is a small white plastic piece with a ball on the end or tip. Working find now, but do not know how long it will operate. 
Apr 2010

56700 mi

US $290
Replaced spring in oil pump and drained and replaced oil and filter. 
Porsche Boxster in Tennessee, United States
Mar 2015 - Jul 2016
May 2016

105000 mi

US $300
Convertible top transmission and cable. 
Porsche Boxster in Saskatchewan, Canada
Mar 2011 - Sep 2017
Aug 2011

40300 mi

C $250
Convertible top when closing did not fit in channel on both sides. One side push rod for main bow replaced (broken) and other side adjusted 
May 2013

44740 mi

C $100
Convertible pushrod broken and replaced. This is the second time this repair was done since I have owned the car, this time on the driver side, previously passenger side. This appears to be a weak part,otherwise car has been extra reliable. 
May 2015

46500 mi
Convertible top making gear noise when going up or down 
Jun 2015

46500 mi

C $1193
Power top started making a grinding gear noise, was taken to dealer in May, top motor/transmission had broken a plastic or nylon part inside. New motor was ordered and installed in June. Also had oil change and inspection done at the same t. 
Sep 2017

47740 mi

C $75
One low beam H7 halogen headlight bulb burned out, was alerted by car messaging system. Owner replaced both low beam bulbs as the color temperature was different, and they tend to burn out together. The bulb appeared to be original - lasted 12 years! While replacing the headlight bulbs I polished the headlights with a headlight restore kit from Wolfgang. The headlights had to be removed from the car and since they were out it was easier to polish at the same time. Slight fading was removed. 
Porsche Boxster in Texas, United States
Jun 2013 - Jul 2017
Oct 2014

47700 mi

US $100
AOS failure 

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2005 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

240-horsepower 2.7L H6 5-speed manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2008 - Nov 2010
Jun 2008

12000 mi
ac vent (warranty item) 
Oct 2010

23000 mi
IMS failure. No warning, occured in traffic, at idle, in neutral. towed to the dealer. Porsche will pay for 100% although the car is 20 months out of warranty. the car was purchased from and maintained by the dealer doing the work. 
Porsche Boxster in New York, United States
Feb 2008 - Jul 2016
Jun 2008

24530 mi
Bolt holding idler pulley onto engine broke off. Belt flew off leaving car undriveable. Required roadside assistance (CPO warranty). 
Sep 2008

28399 mi
Repaired convertible top mechanism 
Nov 2010

45891 mi
Replaced rear main seal and intermediate shaft bearing cover. 
Apr 2011

47300 mi
Occasional oil smoke from exhaust upon a cold start. 
Jun 2011

49000 mi

US $300
Airbag controller had to be replaced, only a couple of days out-of-warranty. Porsche paid for part ($700), I paid labor ($300). Warning light went on about a year ago, but dealer couldn't find problem. 
Porsche Boxster in New York, United States
Mar 2009 - Jun 2011
Jun 2009

34000 mi

US $7000
valve lifter failed causing abnormal engine sound. was able to drive to the dealer. the engine was rebuilt by porshe, $7,000 labor, $7,000 parts. Porsche paid for parts 
Porsche Boxster in Ohio, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Jan 2010

14296 mi

US $1093
Yearly Service. Replaced battery. Low Horn replaced. Fixed passenger side window switch - window did not drop when opening doors. Replaced brake fluid and cabin filter. Still under Porsche Certified Warranty. 
Porsche Boxster in Maryland, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2011
Feb 2009

55000 mi

US $432
Convertible top linkage repair 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Mar 2009 - Sep 2011
Dec 2009

35000 mi

US $140
Return spring/bracket on gas filler flap on fender broke. Brake light (bulb) burned out. 
Dec 2010

45000 mi

US $48
Replaced passenger side brake light. 
Aug 2011

51000 mi

US $620
Convertible top linkage failed.  Front trunk release switch failed. 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Jun 2009 - Dec 2015
Jul 2009

50000 mi
RMS (rear main seal) - need I say more ? 
Oct 2011

73000 mi

US $700
nyet. Just fixed the oil leak with a rubber/silicone camshaft seal. 
Jun 2013

106000 mi

US $1000
Water pump broke 
Jul 2013

106700 mi

US $400
Air oil separator broke; 
Porsche Boxster in Florida, United States
Mar 2009 - Feb 2010
Apr 2009

40000 mi
Exterior A pillar trim had faded 
Porsche Boxster in Indiana, United States
Dec 2012 - Jan 2018
Jan 2013

62200 mi
Door switch the keep window down till door is closed lost the cam follower that makes it function. 
May 2014

71000 mi

US $11
ABS/PSM fault, replace brake pedal switch 
Sep 2014

72000 mi

US $18
One of the ball end of the convertible top push rods broke and required replacing. Bought a part off ebay for $18 
Porsche Boxster in New York, United States
Sep 2011 - Jun 2018
Aug 2015

55000 mi

US $25
Replaced ball socket ends on convertible top push rods 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Mar 2009 - May 2011
Oct 2010

51200 mi

US $2006
While driving at a low speed, the engine suddenly had a rattling sound like a rock in a tin can. Intermediate shaft failure. 10 months past the warranty, Porsche provided a new engine for free, I had to pay for labor. 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

35000 mi

US $7500
IMS bearing seized, breaking the intermediate shaft. Total engine replacement with used engine. New clutch, IMS ceramic bearing retrofit, water pump, air/oil separator etc. 
May 2018

36000 mi

US $9500
replaced complete engine 
Porsche Boxster in Indiana, United States
Jun 2013 - Jun 2018
May 2015

112000 mi

US $6
Replaced left headlamp bulb 
Feb 2017

122000 mi

US $20
Repair broken convertible top actuator link. Part replaced: plastic socket 
Sep 2017

124000 mi
Replaced worn-out struts 
Mar 2018

125000 mi

US $15
Replaced battery because it was 7 years old with same brand/type Interstate MTP48/H6 Replaced rear trunk lid lift support 
Porsche Boxster in Virginia, United States
Mar 2009 - Jul 2018
Jun 2009

37000 mi
Seat belt tensioner would not release 
Oct 2009

40000 mi

US $120
Convertible top needed adjusting to close properly. 
Sep 2010

48000 mi

US $40
AC condensation drain blocked. 
May 2011

51700 mi

US $200
Convertible top needed to be adjusted. 
Nov 2013

68000 mi

US $45
Convertible top not closing properly 
Aug 2014

71000 mi

US $150
Convertible top malfunction 
Sep 2014

72000 mi

US $200
Convertible top cables realigned. 
Nov 2015

78600 mi

US $300
window switch replaced 
Jun 2017

88000 mi

US $250
pads, rotors 
Jul 2018

89000 mi

US $900
Drain plug stopped up, rain water overflowed into the car and short circuited a electronic module, causing window to lower while it was raining. Relieve valve blew 
Porsche Boxster in Delaware, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2011
Mar 2011

34000 mi

US $503
Hood parts snapped 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Feb 2014 - Oct 2014
Oct 2014

53000 mi

US $770
Airbag control module died. 
Porsche Boxster in Ohio, United States
Jun 2012 - Dec 2019
Sep 2013

33000 mi
Convertible top mechanism malfunction. 
Jul 2015

45000 mi

US $30
Top connecter joints broke. Replaced by owner with aftermarket parts. 
Sep 2016

60000 mi

US $1500
Oil pan damaged 
Oct 2016

66000 mi
Car was no start, dealer changed spark plugs and found that ignition coil packs were faulty, replaced same. 
Jun 2019

78000 mi

US $100
check engine light on; fuel tank cap replaced. 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Sep 2013 - Jun 2018
Apr 2014

28200 mi

US $165
No sound from audio system. 
Oct 2014

30000 mi

US $150
Front and rear hood struts 
Porsche Boxster in Virginia, United States
Nov 2013 - Mar 2018
Mar 2016

81000 mi

US $415
Replaced all coil packs when spark plugs were replaced. Two were faulty so, I had them all replaced. 
Jul 2016

83200 mi
Replace front hood struts. Got them from eBay 
Dec 2017

86000 mi

US $100
Fuel pump relay. 
Porsche Boxster in Nova Scotia, Canada
Jul 2010 - Mar 2018
Aug 2010

20460 mi

C $10000
engine failure..due to 1 cam lifter collapsing..premature wear..destroying lifter camshaft oil pumpos etc etc..still waiting for parts after 4 weeks 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Sep 2013 - Feb 2020
Oct 2013

52000 mi
Water pump seeping; replace water pump. Worn serpentine belt. Replaced belt and all three rollers. 
Feb 2016

72000 mi

US $150
Air-oil separator failed; oil in intake system requiring replacement AOS and cleaning of MAF and tubes 
Jun 2016

74000 mi

US $50
Convertible top no longer moved with motor. Required replacing ball joint sockets on top actuator rods. 
Nov 2016

76200 mi

US $500
Door latch mechanism was sending inconsistent signals, causing window to act erratically as door was opened or closed. 
Porsche Boxster in Washington, United States
Nov 2014 - Jan 2018
Feb 2015

99600 mi

US $1200
Replaced leaking water pump 
Jan 2018

109000 mi

US $300
Replaced cup holder above glovebox. Trim covering cup holder "arms" would no longer close. 
Porsche Boxster in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2014 - Feb 2016
Apr 2015

45260 mi

C $300
Oil surpressor leak 
Porsche Boxster in Tennessee, United States
Feb 2010 - Apr 2018
Jan 2011

39000 mi
Broken air vent, part ordered  
Feb 2011

34000 mi
Replaced broken vent Brake pedal firm on startup, a change from baseline 
Aug 2011

35300 mi
Significant smoke on startup. I had found engine oil overfilled. Showed dealer video, was told "they all do that" and nothing is wrong, but overfilling oil could have caused worsening. Still occurs intermittently. No driveability issues. 
Oct 2016

44000 mi

US $1300
Water pump leaking 
Porsche Boxster in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2011 - Sep 2016
Jul 2014

42260 mi

C $1500
Convertible rooftop push rods and cable replaced also timing was adjusted. 
Porsche Boxster in Prince Edward Island, Canada
Jul 2015 - Jan 2017
Sep 2015

46500 mi

C $300
Top control arms. Both push rod plastic ball joints were broken. 
Porsche Boxster in Florida, United States
Jan 2010 - Feb 2017
Mar 2010

38000 mi

US $75
Slight knock from left front when going over bumps. Diagnosed and replaced worn left front "Tie-Bars". 
Mar 2011

52000 mi

US $75
Replaced window regulators in both windows. Replaced front hood emergency latch servo motor. 
Oct 2011

58000 mi

US $75
Air Oil Separator failed. Replaced under extended warranty. Normal operation restored. 
Nov 2011

59000 mi

US $75
RMS as a result of previous AOS failure. Also replaced clutch, throw out bearing and IMS bearing as preventative maintenance.  Headlight switch also failed. Amount indicated paid is only for RMS and headlight switch repair. Replaced Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor. 
Jul 2012

66700 mi

US $200
Replaced Motor and Transmission Mounts 
Sep 2012

70000 mi

US $75
Replaced water pump 
Dec 2013

84000 mi

US $2600
Replaced inner and outer boots and regressed joints. Replaced tension roller Replaced drivers side visor, mirror light inoperative, visor falls down. Homelink buttons replaced, buttons broken. Gas cap replaced. Tether was broken. Rear deck (trunk lid) shock replaced, would not hold up deck. 
Sep 2015

102000 mi

US $1100
Alternator replaced and oil changed 
Dec 2016

115000 mi

US $300
Replaced door sill trunk and frunk switches. 
Porsche Boxster in Colorado, United States
Nov 2009 - May 2013
Sep 2012

19000 mi

US $350
convertible top cable broke and was replaced. 
Porsche Boxster in Florida, United States
Jan 2010 - Aug 2012
Jan 2011

53000 mi
Water Pump was making noises and required replacement. Covered by certified warranty. 
Porsche Boxster in Washington, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

82000 mi

US $800
Driver door latch micro switch failed. New latch installed.  Convertable top would catch on window trim when closing. A new 'bungee' cord to draw fabric in was installed and problem 100 percent fixed. 
May 2016

83400 mi

US $718
Replaced water pump and serpentine belt. Pump had intermitment bearing sound and was replaced prior to failure. Pumps recommended replacement every 60k due to plastic impeller. This one may have been the original pump, so replaced. 
Dec 2017

90000 mi

US $1350
Front Brakes worn out on front to sensors. New pads, rotors and sensors installed. Convertible top inoperative. Shop replaces the plastic ball ends on the actuating arms which had broken due to age. 
Feb 2018

92000 mi

US $800
brakes 

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2004 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

264-horsepower 3.2L H6 6-speed manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Nov 2009 - Jan 2010
Jan 2010

51000 mi

US $750
2004 Boxter S. Right rear wheel bearing started to howl, I was sure it would have been covered under the 6 year warranty which was still in effect but it wasn't, cost was $750.  A week later the left rear started to do the same thing, I got rid of it. Replace left rear wheel bearing. CV boots are leaking and need replacement also. 
Porsche Boxster in Manitoba, Canada
Dec 2009 - May 2013
Jun 2012

32860 mi

C $450
Window relay stopped working properly 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
May 2010 - Jul 2011
Dec 2010

42000 mi

US $800
Water pump was making noise and needed to be replaced. 
Porsche Boxster in Kentucky, United States
Dec 2009 - Aug 2011
Jul 2010

21000 mi

US $5000
Intermediate Shaft Failure 
Porsche Boxster in Slovak Republic
Jun 2013 - Jun 2016
Jul 2013

44120 mi

€400
noisy on road bumps 
Jun 2015

45880 mi

€70
Faulty cap on cooling circuit. Vehicle lost about 5 liters of cooling liquid and stalled due to low level of liquid / overheating. Common issue, easy fix. 
Oct 2015

45880 mi

€450
Driver's window opening mechanism gone. The technician said, that it's common issue on this car. 
Apr 2016

45980 mi

€480
Cooling system issues - coolant is leaking somewhere under winshield and makes it foggy. Noisy starter - hangs in action after engine start. 
May 2016

46500 mi

€177
A/C gas is leaking somewhere. Every year I have to fill it - nobody can find where it's leaking... Very strange vibration at cca 3.000rpm and owl-like sounds at 1.800+rpm. The mechanics found out, that "some engine bearing" is on the go, but they can't distinguish which one. Statistics say that 8% of Boxsters die on IMS failure. Selling 
Jun 2016

46500 mi

€50
Water leaking from under the engine... Some gasket failed. Definitely this is a terrible car !!! Have to sell it immediately. The whole car is one "Unrepaired Problem". Don't ever buy !!! Leaking oil, leaking water, leaking A/C, smells, smokes, makes noises, vibrates... and fails too often !!! 
Porsche Boxster in Texas, United States
Apr 2016 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

97000 mi

US $115
Replaced Air/Oil Separator because car was idling roughly, drawing major vacuum through the crankcase and blew white smoke a few times. Repair was successful and fairly easy. 
Feb 2018

100600 mi

US $800
Fuel pump failed non-catastrophically. Car was slow to start for a week or two. I assumed that it was the battery due to not driving the car enough. I drove it to Modern Aircooled for a thorough general inspection and oil change, and they identified that the fuel pump was failing to produce needed pressure. The fuel pump was replaced. 
Mar 2018

102000 mi

US $500
Water pump failed. It was gushing coolant once the system pressurized and caused bad noises. Belt tenioner roller replaced. Bolt was rounded over and required cutting to remove. Cutting the bolt took a very long time due to lack of access. Bolt was replaced with M10x50mm set screw and lock nut due to lack of access. Replacement pulley used was Sebro brand. 

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2004 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

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

Porsche Boxster in South Carolina, United States
Oct 2018 - Oct 2020
Aug 2018

32155 mi

US $3292
The car was inspected and additional repairs were done while doing ims bearing change and while the engine was out. IMS bearing update and new oil separator. $1,777.15 Ims bearing kit L&N $899 Oil separator $162.84 
Sep 2020

36132 mi

US $2976
The car was giving a Selector lever not engaged warning, and Lights were flashing d and 4 in instrument. The Gear shift mechanism was replaced. 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2011
Sep 2010

23000 mi
catastophic rear intermediate shaft failure, resulting in complete engine replacement. Resulted from inherent engine defect in the intermediate shaft design. 
Porsche Boxster in South Africa
Jan 2012 - Mar 2013
Jul 2012

30460 mi
water pump disintegration 

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2004 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

258-horsepower 3.2L H6 6-speed manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Sep 2010 - Dec 2012
Oct 2010

10000 mi

US $6507
Catastrophic engine failure due to intermediate shaft failure. Dealer confirmed; known problem but refused to fix b/c out of warranty & 2nd owner. My mechanic rebuilt engine & photodocumented for class-action suit investigation. 
May 2011

13700 mi

US $110
Clip for guidewire for convertible softtop broke, causing tonneau cover to not close properly which caused scrape in paint on corner of cover and also blocked access to open trunk lid. Clip replaced, paint touched up. 
Porsche Boxster in British Columbia, Canada
Dec 2009 - Dec 2017
Oct 2015

29140 mi

C $2700
Right rear wheel bearing replaced 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Aug 2010 - May 2014
Sep 2010

83000 mi

US $1700
Remove and replace transmission to replace shift shaft bushings and seals. Was leaking transmission fluid. Seeping oil at intermediate shaft seal. IMS retrofit proactively done while replacing intermediate shaft cover seal. More information: http://www.lnengineering.com/ims.html. 
Jun 2011

89000 mi

US $700
Front motor mount worn out resulting in clunking and vibration. 
Sep 2012

106000 mi

US $2200
Precat rattle. Required replacement of exhaust manifold since precat is built into it. No aftermarket available. 
Sep 2013

116000 mi

US $500
Slightly higher idle (@ ~1k). Infrequent puffs of blue smoke on cold startup. Check engine light. Replaced air/oil separator to correct problem. 
Dec 2013

117000 mi

US $2100
CEL thrown for catalytic converter failure. Replace catalytic converter. Part of exh manifold. 2 on car. Other one replaced 15 mo earlier. 
Jan 2014

111800 mi

US $90
Moisture under truck lid. Coolant Pressure Release Valve (located in trunk next to coolant filler, under plastic cover) was leaking. Significant white residue/crystals of dried coolant around valve. Replaced 2 o'rings. Replace hood and truck supports/shocks. Would not stay up in colder weather. 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2015
Dec 2010

47000 mi

US $800
Water pump was slightly leaking, replaced as preventative measure. 
May 2014

65000 mi

US $1200
Rear control arms replaced; they were rattling and worn out. 
Porsche Boxster in North Carolina, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2018
Feb 2013

49000 mi

US $15000
Rod bearings failed. Detected by oil sample analysis. Cams scored. IMS bearing in early failure mode (full of oil). RMS leaking slightly. Replaced rod bearings, IMS bearing, RMS, precautionary replacement of clutch, water pump, thermostat 
Jun 2015

77000 mi

US $196
Front trunk would not open. Replace actuator Driver side window did not dip. CV boots failed/replaced. 
Sep 2015

79000 mi

US $750
CV joint boots torn. Replaced. 
Jun 2017

93900 mi

US $500
Water pump mounting point was leaking. I chose to replace pump. The 90k mile service was about $3000 including the water pump. 
Sep 2017

95000 mi
Leaking water pump replaced. I elected to replace the pump as I consider it a regular replacement item after 50k miles. The car then developed overheating problems requiring a flatbed trip back to dealer. The dealer claims it was an air pocket. Where the 1.5 gallons of coolant I added went they won't say. I also burped the system after I added the coolant. The dispute with Leith Porsche continues. 
Jun 2018

103000 mi

US $10000
02 sensors, plugs, AOS,AOL,  IMS bearing replacement of 6 year old replacement, front engine mount, oil and filters. The clutch and flywheel were also failing and were replaced.  
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Apr 2011 - Sep 2014
Aug 2014

69000 mi

US $55
Coolant leak. Coolant reservoir vent replaced. 
Porsche Boxster in Oregon, United States
Jul 2017 - Aug 2018
Aug 2018

48000 mi

US $90
Expansion tank cap failure. Replaced cap. 
Porsche Boxster in Maryland, United States
Jan 2013 - Mar 2018
Jun 2014

52000 mi

US $2000
Water pump pulley rattling, replaced pump 
Sep 2017

59870 mi

US $500
Alternator Busted, New one installed 
Porsche Boxster in Virginia, United States
Mar 2015 - Jun 2015
Mar 2015

71000 mi

US $3500
RMS was leaking a small amount of oil. I had the IMS upgraded to the L&N dual row bearing(brand new version). At the same time, I elected to replace the clutch; Sachs. 4 CV boots were replaced. Two were badly cracked but I elected to replace all four due to their age. 
Jun 2015

72000 mi

US $120
Replaced a worn out front engine mount. 

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2004 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

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

Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Oct 2013 - Jun 2018
Mar 2015

105000 mi

US $500
Air oil separator replaced (original unit) 
Apr 2016

110200 mi

US $1200
Replaced LCAs. Signs of wear at the right front bushing. 
Oct 2017

115000 mi

US $2300
AT coolant valve Replaced axles 
Porsche Boxster in Virginia, United States
Dec 2008 - Aug 2012
Apr 2008

44000 mi

US $150
Replaced two broken underbody panels. (DIY) Suspect they were broken during the last oil change of the prior owner. 
Aug 2008

48000 mi

US $350
Remote entry failed on one keyfob. 
Jan 2009

50000 mi

US $300
CD Player (Becker CDR23) failing intermittently; required repair. 
Feb 2010

58800 mi
Headlamp switch failed (interior dash lights intermittent; headlights/taillights normal). Removed and cleaned the internal terminals, then reassembled. DIY. I posted details to renntech.org 
Jul 2010

63000 mi
Emissions air-oil separator (AOS) failed, and had to be replaced. Passenger windshield wiper stopped working. Was repaired by tightening the nut holding the wiper arm to the wiper mechanism. 
Feb 2011

69800 mi

US $30
Left cab top tension rope frayed severely and replaced just prior to complete failure. 
Jun 2012

83000 mi

US $300
Replaced faulty remote keyfob. Using second broken fob as manual key. 
Aug 2012

85000 mi

US $8
Engine ran less than smoothly at low throttle settings under some conditions. Cleaned throttle body & tightened several vacuum line connections. 

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2004 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

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

Porsche Boxster in Texas, United States
Mar 2015 - Jun 2018
Apr 2015

63700 mi

US $800
replaced a leaking seal 
Jul 2016

80500 mi
Rubbing backing plate 
Mar 2017

88000 mi
Replaced brake light switch 
Jun 2018

102000 mi

US $400
replaced front brake pads, also had engine oil change at same time and is included in price 

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2004 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

228-horsepower 2.7L H6 5-speed manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in Alberta, Canada
Aug 2011 - Jun 2018
May 2013

60240 mi

C $1000
Changed motor carrier (mount) 
Porsche Boxster in New York, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2018
Jul 2009

32000 mi

US $45
Moisture in immobilizer control unit under seat, blew fuse, car died. Mechanical part of ignition tumbler failed, car hard to start, replaced ignition switch. 
Nov 2011

43000 mi

US $104
Numerous false warning llghts, instruments and radio stopped working, car otherwise ran fine, Problem could not be replicated by shop after full OBD scan, problem disappeared entirely, car has run fine ever since. 
Aug 2012

47300 mi

US $37
Microswitch that prevents car from being started with the clutch out/car in gear failed, needed replacement. Have ordered new switch, but for now simply took the two electrical connections to the microswitch off and jumped them with a two-inch wire.  
Sep 2013

52000 mi

US $300
Transponder on spare (valet) key became inop, needed to purchase new key head and reprogram all three of the car's keys. 
Apr 2014

55000 mi

US $1500
Fault in instrument cluster caused battery to go flat overnight--some instrument lights stayed on even though ignition was off and car was locked. Valet key (which I use as an emergency key, taped behind the front license plate) went dead. Would not activate ignition. 
Sep 2014

58000 mi

US $425
CEL on, found dry-rotted gas-cap seal and also had to replace a shut valve seal, then passed evap. test. 
Apr 2016

64700 mi

US $44
Left door-latch microswitch unit that controls up/down movement of window when door is opened or closed failed, Replaced unit. 
Dec 2017

72000 mi

US $600
Technician found two cracked ignition coils and replaced them. Total cost for the shop visit was $1.500, but cost of coils and labor was approx $600 of that. The rest was routine fluid, filters and sparkplugs replacement. 
Porsche Boxster in Colorado, United States
Jun 2011 - Jul 2012
Jun 2012

27000 mi

US $1000
Bad power steering pump 
Porsche Boxster in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2018
Oct 2010

34300 mi

US $400
failed motormount - known weakness. Replaced with improved unit. PITA job. estimate is parts plus 5 hours of my time 
Jan 2012

37300 mi

US $140
replaced (self) air-oil-seperator. Done at my convenience as it was slowly degrading. 
Feb 2013

50900 mi

US $100
Airbag system failure. May be intermittent. Shop would replace clock spring and/or airbag. What i did is take everything apart, inspect, clean contacts, treat with contact treatment (cramolin) and put back together. Voila. 
Apr 2013

51300 mi

US $100
Airbag failure again (porsche code 41). This time it was seatbelt latch connections, took apart and cleaned, success not confirmed. Might be a 3rd try. 
Jul 2013

53200 mi
Chased the wires and found that one connector was rotated 90 degrees. 
Mar 2016

62000 mi
fuel venting and recapture system had an error that resulted in a CEL/MIL. Took apart fender liner, checked everything. blew through it - put back together, cleared code, so far so good. 
Aug 2016

62000 mi

US $1100
Drive linkage (cables, ends) broke. Note this broke under heavy use and was mishandled. However, linkage showed significant wear so it would have eventually failed (maybe years later) 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
May 2010 - Apr 2011
Jul 2010

27000 mi

US $3800
Fuel pump replacement. Fuel pump replacement, major maintenance, new rear tires 
Feb 2011

36000 mi
Fuel pump was incorrectly installed when it was replaced fuel pump re-installed - when new pump was installed during last visit it was done incorrectly and came loose 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Apr 2012 - Sep 2013
Sep 2013

48000 mi

US $871
Rebuilt BOSCH Alternator 

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2003 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

258-horsepower 3.2L H6 6-speed manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2013 - Sep 2017
Apr 2014

32000 mi

US $1700
rear cv boots 
Mar 2016

35000 mi

US $400
Replaced turn signal stalk assembly. 
Porsche Boxster in Texas, United States
May 2014 - Jul 2018
May 2014

97000 mi

US $800
Replaced leaking water pump, replaced thermostat at same time 
Jul 2015

118300 mi

US $300
AOS Failed 
Nov 2015

126000 mi

US $703
Replaced l/r CV boots and left axle assy 
Sep 2016

141000 mi

US $1000
Could smell antifreeze and front window was fogging badly. Received a low coolant warning on start up that went away when car warmed up. Heater core was replaced. Small foam pieces were coming from dash vents. Common issue on 986 - diverter flap is foam padded and the foam deteriorates over time. Replaced foam and taped over it with duct tape while heater core was out. 
Dec 2016

146000 mi

US $55
replaced faulty LCD display on AC control unit 
Jan 2017

130500 mi

US $250
replace frunk latch Replace drivers side locking latch inside door (not handle) 
Feb 2017

148000 mi

US $1400
small leak from brass bushing 
Mar 2017

148000 mi

US $2300
motor mount - replaced with 987 version new Koni shocks and H&R springs 
Jul 2017

149000 mi

US $9400
Cracked head: loss of coolant, no intermix of coolant and oil (coolant was being burned in cylinder). Installed used head. 
Apr 2018

160000 mi

US $1000
Drivers side axle was replaced with OEM Replaced water pump at 65,000 miles 
Jul 2018

163000 mi

US $600
Coolant fitting failed. Oil cooler oring leaking 
Porsche Boxster in Tennessee, United States
Aug 2015 - Dec 2017
Sep 2015

141000 mi

US $110
Replaced actuator release motor for front trunk, it was only opening the trunk intermittently. I also replaced the plastic trim around the trunk latch that was decaying around its edges. 
Oct 2015

141200 mi

US $10
Engine light came on, car would not run, towed home. Air intake hose was detached from from air filter. Removed hose and Mass Airflow Sensor, and throttle body, cleaned each of them reinstalled with new air filter, car ran like new. 
Jan 2017

14633800 mi
Headlights stopped working, removed headlight assembly and cleaned all electrical connectors with electric cleaner spray. 
May 2017

147479 mi

US $380
Water hose to oil cooler failed causing overheating. Replaced hose and system coolant, also replaced all cooling hoses in the car to avoid additional problems. 
Porsche Boxster in Manitoba, Canada
Sep 2014 - Jul 2018
Jul 2017

60140 mi

C $250
Replaced a radiator that had a pinhole leak. 
Porsche Boxster in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2009 - Apr 2017
Jul 2009

28500 mi

US $1600
RMS leak fixed 
Porsche Boxster in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2007 - Sep 2009
Oct 2007

34000 mi
replaced front lower control arms (trailing arm, wishbone) (covered by CPO) 
Jun 2009

57532 mi

US $1422
replaced left front upper strut mount bearing, replaced inner and outer cv boots 
Jul 2009

59000 mi

US $577
replaced beverage holder ($500), new soft-top tension cable ($77) 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Aug 2009 - Jun 2018
Jul 2013

69200 mi

US $1000
Oil separator valve. 
Porsche Boxster in Washington, United States
Aug 2009 - Dec 2016
Sep 2009

54000 mi

US $200
Drivers door latch failed causing failure of window drop-down function to clear convertible top. 
Dec 2011

77000 mi

US $800
CV joint boots were torn. Elected to replace both half shafts which cost slightly more than replacing only the boots. Rebuilt transmission, replaced clutch pressure plate, clutch disc, rear main seal, flywheel 
Jan 2014

90200 mi
Replaced air-oil separator 
Feb 2015

106000 mi

US $4550
Replaced rear main seal (slight leak between transmission and engine, $4000. Replaced water pump, $400. Replaced clutch cylinder, $150. 
Porsche Boxster in Washington, United States
Sep 2012 - Sep 2016
Jun 2013

66000 mi

US $350
Replaced second gear detent, popping out of gear 
Dec 2014

74000 mi

US $3500
Replaced left rear wheel bearing due to wheel noise under load Clattering over bumps, replaced trailing arms Vibration in car at 3200 RPM, replaced engine mount 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Feb 2010 - Dec 2015
Jun 2010

50000 mi
Clutch micro switch failed intermitently 
Nov 2010

56000 mi

US $1100
60K maintenance (paid by owner). cv boots replaced. belt tensioner paid by cpo 
Jan 2011

59000 mi

US $1100
Check Engine Light 
Jan 2014

97000 mi

US $10000
Cracked head due to failed water pump. Trying to source new head. 
Porsche Boxster in Colorado, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2018
Jun 2016

32000 mi

US $580
Alternator stopped charging. Replaced. 
Porsche Boxster in Florida, United States
Aug 2009 - Mar 2018
Sep 2009

35000 mi
engine seized. intermediate shaft broken. pistons and valves broken thermostat would not open. engine overheated to 213c. 
Aug 2012

46300 mi

US $500
replace all four cv joint boots, balance front tires 
Jun 2014

51000 mi

US $253
Replaced struts on front and rear storage compartments 
Jun 2016

55000 mi

US $300
Headlights not operational. Problem solve and replace the common power supply switch for both headlights. 
Porsche Boxster in Virginia, United States
Aug 2009 - Apr 2011
Apr 2011

41000 mi

US $2400
Rear main seal (RMS) leaking again. Replacing the RMS requires removing the engine. This cost $1,200 in labor and $20 in parts.  The alternator also went out, cost $500 to replace.  Suspension boots and spark plugs were also replaced. 
Porsche Boxster in Georgia, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2011
May 2010

82000 mi
Intermediate shaft went through the engine. New engine shipped from Germany. 
Jul 2010

83000 mi
Ignition switch. 
Porsche Boxster in Colorado, United States
Aug 2008 - Dec 2013
Oct 2008

16000 mi

US $68
Condensation on coolant tank. Replaced cap and bleeder assembly myself. 
Apr 2009

18500 mi

US $1040
Replaced Rear main seal---warranty 
Apr 2010

25000 mi
Water Pump Replaced 
Apr 2012

32700 mi
Rear main seal replaced. Clutch bearing replaced. Extended warranty doesn't cover clutch parts. Horn replaced. Passenger window regulator replaced. 
Jul 2012

36700 mi

US $100
CV Boots replaced Brake fluid leak fixed 
Dec 2012

41000 mi

US $585
Fluid leak on seal. rear wheel bearing 
Aug 2013

46600 mi
Spring assy broke. Towed to dealer. Covered by extended warranty. 600.00 
Porsche Boxster in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2012 - Sep 2015
Apr 2012

31000 mi
Front Hood Prop cylinders Replaced faulty radiator cap 
Nov 2012

36900 mi

US $45
Replaced 4 torn CV boots 
Sep 2013

41000 mi

US $75
Diagnose and repair faulty (cracked) fuel sending unit in fuel tank Replace driver side rear-wheel bearing 
Apr 2014

44300 mi

US $527
Replace water Pump, top off coolant, bleed cooling system Replaced failed front engine mount. The problem is common, so "while I was in there", I just did this repair too. 
Sep 2014

48000 mi

US $165
Replaced failed transmission mounts (2) 
Feb 2015

49900 mi

US $87
Replace faulty,not worn,, rear wheel bearing and all single-use fastners 
Porsche Boxster in Maine, United States
Jul 2011 - Jun 2015
Oct 2013

40200 mi

US $5000
Bad rear wheel bearing 

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2003 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

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

Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Aug 2009 - Jun 2017
Oct 2010

46000 mi

US $180
Convertible top came loose in back (obviously previous dumb DIY). Top resettled under rubber seal, glued. 
Jan 2011

48000 mi

US $956
Top not closing.Mounting rear main top bow for push rod fr. transmission broken off. L/R pushrods bent. Sent for welding: mounting ear + 2 other cracks.Reinstalled bow/top, replacing L/R pushrods, 1 bushing + pushrod sleeve. 
Aug 2011

52000 mi

US $538
Driver's window hitting top when closing. Driver's window regulator replaced. 
Dec 2011

54000 mi

US $289
New switch required for headlights. Only fog lights worked. Check engine light on, evidently due to faulty seal on gas cap. 
Porsche Boxster in Georgia, United States
Nov 2013 - Dec 2017
Oct 2016

52125 mi
Driver window not dropping properly. Replaced driver-side window regulator. Convertible top not operating properly. Both top cover pushrods disconnected. Reconnected pushrods and lubricated top linkage components. 
May 2017

53167 mi

US $450
Alternator not fully charging battery. Bad diode. Replaced alternator and drive belt. 
Aug 2017

53643 mi

US $80
Rear trunk lid not staying up. Replaced both struts. 
Porsche Boxster in Prince Edward Island, Canada
Aug 2009 - Jan 2016
Sep 2009

24166 mi

C $471
serp. pull serp. belt washer, bolt 
Jul 2013

40400 mi
replacement of alternator 
Aug 2013

40920 mi

C $775
first alternator did not work, replaced again. charge shown is for initial repair. 
Jun 2015

50840 mi

C $911
Coarse, scratching noise was coming from the rear area. Deflection roller was faulty Labor was $675.00 part and air-freight was $156.00 
Aug 2015

52240 mi

C $600
Lower control arms. Left side bushing was defective. replaced left front and right front lower control arms. 

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2003 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

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

Porsche Boxster in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2012 - Nov 2019
May 2017

113000 mi

US $70
Many bolts were frozen and snapped off. Ending up replacing with used hub 
Porsche Boxster in Minnesota, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

52000 mi

US $3000
Repaired faulty screen for heating and cooling controls and fan. 
Jan 2018

52000 mi

US $50
Replaced both the low beam bulbs - did the work myself. 
Apr 2018

53300 mi
Aligned the headlights. This project only took about 20 minutes. 
Porsche Boxster in United Arab Emirates
Jan 2013 - Jun 2013
Feb 2013

95060 mi

¤25
Replace Heater flap valve foam 
May 2013

96100 mi

¤50
Roof not retracting replace emerg brake switch 
Porsche Boxster in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2015 - Sep 2015
Mar 2015

62000 mi
Chech engine light. Code PO491 PO492. Vac lines off. Replaced air pump relay 
Porsche Boxster in Oklahoma, United States
Jul 2010 - May 2012
Dec 2011

32000 mi

US $397
Check engine light came on. Dealer diagnosed vacuum reservoir and damaged the oil drain plug so an unnecessary oil change was done. I distrusted the dealer and thought it was a commission scam. Only reset warning light, no problem now. Bad dealer! 
Apr 2012

32000 mi

US $400
Vacuum accumulator had to be replaced because it failed and triggered the CEL. 
Porsche Boxster in Wisconsin, United States
Jun 2011 - Apr 2013
Oct 2011

54200 mi

US $2200
Water pump, constant burning smell in exhaust, panel lights constantly come on -- check engine, airbags, emissions -- some go off after a few months. Faulty panel?Need emissions check/engine lite on.Completely taken apart & put back.Problems 
Apr 2013

58000 mi

US $2900
Check engine light for PO491 and PO492 - emissions = $900. Assumed oil leak. Took car apart. Found nothing. $2,000. Water pump = $900. The car is now for sale. Repairs are too expensive. Put 7K on it since I bought it with no dash lights on. 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2015
Jun 2015

126000 mi

US $550
Replaced the motor mount 
Porsche Boxster in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2010 - Nov 2013
Dec 2010

27000 mi

US $100
Steering was making squeaking noise when turning corners. Problem was not fixed by dealer before selling me the car. Dealer replaced part, but it still squeaks a little. 
Feb 2011

29000 mi

US $600
Owner noticed a noisy rattle early in January. Mechanic diagnosed it as a water pump problem and replaced it. 

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2003 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

228-horsepower 2.7L H6 5-speed manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2018
Jan 2015

US $300
Bad ignition coils. 
Dec 2015

121000 mi

US $250
corroded brake line was leaking. Replaced all rear lines (4 pieces, total). 
Mar 2016

123000 mi

US $600
fuel pump was replaced 
Dec 2017

137000 mi

US $550
Bent wheel repairs 
Porsche Boxster in Quebec, Canada
Feb 2005 - Jun 2011
Jan 2005

21756 mi
Foot rest replaced 
Feb 2005

21756 mi
Sealing ring F cranks again 
Apr 2005

23645 mi
Defective connector fuel pump 
Jun 2008

53196 mi
Bleeder O-Ring 
Aug 2008

53320 mi
Cooling tank cap replaced 
Mar 2010

56803 mi
Front motor mount. Front motor mount 
Porsche Boxster in Maryland, United States
Jun 2010 - Feb 2018
Aug 2010

26000 mi

US $600
Bad Wheel bearing 
Aug 2011

41000 mi

US $750
motor for window was replaced 
Jan 2013

57000 mi

US $100
Temperature regulator broke 
Apr 2014

67200 mi

US $750
Rt. Window actuator replaced 
Jun 2014

68000 mi

US $750
Replaced rear lower control arms 
Jul 2015

78000 mi

US $1600
Front struts replaced 
Nov 2016

91000 mi

US $2400
Struts and rear wheel bearing 
Aug 2017

105000 mi

US $700
Replaced wheel bearings 
Porsche Boxster in Florida, United States
Feb 2011 - Feb 2015
Apr 2012

44500 mi

US $210
Turn signal switch broken. Ordered new part on the internet and replaced it myself. 
Aug 2012

47500 mi

US $3000
Replaced Clutch, throughout bearing etc. Also replaced rear engine seal. $1600. Steering rack leaking. Had to be replaced. $1400. 
Jun 2013

52000 mi

US $238
Passenger window regulation replaced. Had mechanic come to house. Rebuild old regulator. (plastic 30 cent part) 
Dec 2014

61000 mi

US $70
Replaced driver side radio speaker 
Porsche Boxster in Tennessee, United States
Jan 2010 - Nov 2014
Sep 2013

55000 mi

US $750
Window regulator Brake light bulb would not seat properly. 
Porsche Boxster in New York, United States
Aug 2009 - Mar 2011
Oct 2009

55000 mi

US $1500
Leaking RMS and IMS seals both replaced under warranty. Owner replaced worn clutch and flywheel both worn beyond repair or resurfacing. 
Dec 2009

57000 mi

US $500
Rear spoiler had to be replaced 
Porsche Boxster in Minnesota, United States
Aug 2009 - Dec 2017
Apr 2016

50000 mi

US $500
Wheel bearing failure 
Porsche Boxster in Colorado, United States
Aug 2009 - Jun 2018
Feb 2011

50000 mi

US $300
Took car in for oil change, replaced serpentine belt and water pump,  and R&R oil pan for small leak. 
Aug 2014

65500 mi

US $13
Top failed to close. Replaced the microswitch under the handbrake. Top failed to close. Replaced the microswitch under the handbrake. 
Sep 2015

72000 mi

US $165
Replaced the ignition locking mechanism and switch 
Porsche Boxster in Illinois, United States
Mar 2011 - Aug 2011
Jun 2011

35000 mi

US $55
Replace bad orange LCD display for heater / AC control module. DIY repair to remove control module,disassemble display, and insert new LCD ordered through internet 
Porsche Boxster in South Carolina, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2018
Oct 2015

27000 mi

US $345
Ignition switch assembly replaced, car would start and all accessories functioned normally, however the key could not be removed from the ignition. 
Porsche Boxster in Ohio, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Nov 2016

59200 mi

US $119
Replaced Oil Separator 
Porsche Boxster in Virginia, United States
Jan 2012 - Oct 2017
Apr 2013

83000 mi

US $150
emission (fuel vapor) control valve for fuel tank failed. 
Mar 2014

91000 mi

US $600
oil separator failed 
Jun 2014

95000 mi

US $250
replace control arm (balljoint) and trailing arm 
Jan 2015

120700 mi

US $139
replace headlight switch 
Dec 2015

112000 mi

US $1700
both rear wheel bearing replaced and 4 wheel alignment 
Porsche Boxster in Texas, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2016
Aug 2015

69700 mi

US $400
Car is overheating. Water Pump failed and was replaced, overheating problem persisted. Still being diagnosed as to the original cause Air bubble in coolant system. System flushed. 
Mar 2016

74000 mi

US $2400
Alternator failed. 
Porsche Boxster in Oklahoma, United States
Oct 2008 - Aug 2012
May 2008

30000 mi

US $40
ignition switch replacement; bought switch on-line and replaced it myself 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2011
Aug 2010

16693 mi

US $664
Cracked coolant reservoir replaced. Serpentine belt replaced. 
Porsche Boxster in Maryland, United States
Feb 2014 - Sep 2014
Feb 2014

104000 mi

US $200
Amos was replaced Replaced rear wheel bearing 
Porsche Boxster in New Mexico, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2018
Mar 2015

85000 mi

US $1200
Full suspension refresh. End links were on the way out (leaking their grease) and OEM shocks no longer met rebound requirements. Springs were sagging from fatigue. Worn bushings were also replaced at the time as they were found. 
Jun 2017

94000 mi

US $300
Motor mount was hanging on by a thread. Could feel the motor shift in corners. Motor mount replaced with polyurethane mount for longevity. Mild increase in NVH. One transmission mount was leaking. Replaced both to be on the safe side. 
Apr 2018

96000 mi

US $500
Chain guide on driver's side head lost a chunk which clogged the oil return port. Disassembly of cam shaft cover required to repair and replace. Oil pan removed to find plastic particulate. All chain guides replaced, chain tensioners replaced. 

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2002 Porsche Boxster

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Porsche Boxster in Great Britain
May 2014 - Apr 2017
Aug 2014

56000 mi

£700
Suspension noises/clunking - the longitudinal links were replaced and this resolved the problem. Leak into passenger door - door/water seal was replaced and this resolved problem. Cooling system (?) - new fan resistor fitted. 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Mar 2011 - Mar 2012
Oct 2011

23000 mi

US $8
Ignition switch no longer dependable. Replacedvwith audi part as recommended on forums. 
Porsche Boxster in Texas, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2011
Feb 2010

65000 mi

US $2000
Alternator went out 
Porsche Boxster in Minnesota, United States
Aug 2010 - Dec 2012
Sep 2010

45000 mi

US $200
Ignition switch (electrical) and steering column lock failed. Replaced entire switch/lock assembly. 
May 2012

55900 mi

US $250
Mechanical failure of ignition switch - would not release key properly. Replaced entire electrical/mechanical ignition switch assembly. 
Porsche Boxster in Florida, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

57000 mi

US $350
AC leaking drain water. Dealer charged just to look at the problem. I told what the problem was still charged. Got rid of the car an hour later. 

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2002 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

250-horsepower 3.2L H6 6-speed manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in Florida, United States
Aug 2009 - Jul 2011
Sep 2009

72000 mi

US $700
Replaced starter 
Dec 2010

83000 mi

US $1000
Hose to water pump ruptured. Will replace water pump also since original is on borrows time at 83k miles. 
Feb 2011

83000 mi

US $2700
Steering pump replaced. Possibly related to track use, as this places more stress on the pump. Installed underdrive pulley with new pumpt to reduce chance this will happen again. 
Porsche Boxster in New York, United States
Aug 2011 - Mar 2016
Mar 2014

43000 mi
Just returned from 3800 mile road trip. Wiper over drivers side stopped working. I tightened the bolt holding it on the motor shaft and problem was solved in 10 mins. Car ran great on trip. Very fun. 
Porsche Boxster in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2011 - May 2011
May 2011

93000 mi

C $2600
main seal, clutch and bearing seal 
Porsche Boxster in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2011 - Dec 2012
May 2011

61540 mi

US $470
The rear plastic window was badly cracked and leaking water. I replaced the entire convertible top. The front trunk release is working intermittently. I have not yet fixed it. Replaced convertible top for cracks in plastic rear window. 
Jan 2012

US $404
Worn rear trailing arm bushings caused a rattle. Replaced arms. 
Porsche Boxster in Puerto Rico
Aug 2010 - Jun 2018
Oct 2010

57000 mi

US $40
Broken cable for cab top 
Apr 2011

60000 mi

US $300
Check Engine Light came on, ran scan, showed mass Air flow Sensor, bought new sensor and installed. 20 minute job, total cost of part $300. All OK Now! 
May 2011

60000 mi

US $25
Ignition key stuck in lock. When able to forcefully remove, some of the accessories stayed on and drain battery overnight. Ordered new electrical part that plugs into rear of dash lock $25, and installed myself, problem solved. 
Aug 2011

60000 mi

US $100
Faulty (removeable) Faceplate on Porsche Becker Radio. Replaced same with one (like new) fron Ebay! Worked Perfectly. 
Mar 2014

60000 mi

US $300
Fuel Pump went bad. Found an OEM on Ebay and replaced it myself in about half a day. Window (drivers side)would go down when door was opened & latch pulled but not stay down the 1/2 inch to clear top. replaced window actuator from Ebay. Total Cost $50. Total Time 3 hrs. 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Mar 2012 - Jun 2018
Jun 2013

70000 mi

US $20
had to replace ignition switch, second one in 2 years. doable by yourself, but a PITA. Take the seat out... 
Sep 2013

72000 mi

US $1200
Rebuilt entire suspension (struts, sway bars, springs), as the struts were shot (one leaking). Upgraded to ROW M030. 
May 2014

74000 mi

US $120
Replaced door latch assembly with micro switch 
Feb 2015

75000 mi

US $200
Torn inner CV boots on both sides. Second time (first at 35K) 
Sep 2016

78000 mi

US $80
Driver window regulator died: wouldn't drop the window enough. Installed salvage regulator from forum member. 
Porsche Boxster in Texas, United States
Sep 2010 - Jan 2014
Dec 2010

62000 mi

US $300
Replaced rear lower control arms due to bad bushing in the driver's side. The $300 repair does not include the necessary alignment after repair completed. 
Jun 2011

67000 mi

US $170
Clutch slave cylinder replaced. 
Aug 2011

69000 mi

US $1
Driver's window regulator had a broken fitting where a cable enters the power window motor. Rather than purchase a new regulator, I fabricated a new fitting. 
Feb 2012

72800 mi

US $703
Replaced Clutch Plate, disc, throwout bearing. As a precaution, the IMS bearing, flywheel and rear main seal were replaced as well. 
Apr 2012

75000 mi

US $850
Replaced the cam housing seals as they were dripping oil onto the exhaust manifolds below. 
May 2012

75500 mi

US $490
Replaced water pump. 
Sep 2012

78000 mi

US $676
Coolant expansion tank cracked, leaking coolant into trunk. 
Dec 2012

81000 mi

US $370
Air/oil separator broke, spewing a cloud of smoke Q couldn't have duplicated in James Bond's Aston Martin on his best day. 
Jul 2013

86200 mi

US $513
Water pump began leaking slightly around the shaft. I replaced the pump in May 2012, 10,020 ago but made the mistake of purchasing a pump through USA Parts, who didn't warranty the pump. Purchased this pump from Pelican Parts. Be forewarned. 
Jan 2014

81000 mi

US $900
IMS bearing preventively replaced at 72k failed. Bucked while driving at slow speed, later had pool of oil under car. The bearing was mostly in place but a couple of the balls were missing and the race was scored pretty badly. Replaced both window regulators. 
Porsche Boxster in Wisconsin, United States
Nov 2009 - Sep 2012
May 2011

19000 mi

US $54
Alternator voltage regulator died and was replaced with Bosch unit. Alternator voltage regulator needed replacement. 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Jan 2011 - Sep 2013
Mar 2013

83000 mi

US $240
The Air Oil Separator failed and was replaced. 
Porsche Boxster in South Carolina, United States
Jul 2009 - Nov 2009
Aug 2009

55000 mi

US $300
CV boots needed to be replaced 
Oct 2009

59000 mi

US $19
Headlight replacement 
Nov 2009

59000 mi

US $700
Cracked Expansion Tank 
Porsche Boxster in New York, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2018
Jun 2013

81000 mi

US $900
Alternator not charging. Replaced alternator. Idler pulley, tensioner pulley, serpentine belt 
Jun 2014

88000 mi

US $2200
clutch, flywheel 
Porsche Boxster in Texas, United States
Jul 2003 - Mar 2010
Mar 2003

10000 mi
rear main seal 
Jun 2004

18000 mi
rear main seal rear drivers side wheel bearing valve cover gasket leak 
Sep 2004

19000 mi
rear main seal, passenger window regulator 
Oct 2006

25000 mi
valve cover gasket oil leak, convertable top tear 
Jun 2008

45000 mi

US $100
both rear cv joint replacement, oil leak horn replacement 
Aug 2009

61000 mi

US $9000
valve sticking, timing chain failure motor mount failure IMS failure 
Porsche Boxster in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2012 - Jul 2018
May 2018

49000 mi

US $2000
Wheel bearing,  torn cv boots, 
Porsche Boxster in Virginia, United States
Feb 2018 - Dec 2018
Aug 2018

46000 mi

US $30
Replaced ignition switch. Key would not release from ignition without jiggling for a while. 
Dec 2018

47000 mi

US $60
Replaced front trunk hood struts Replaced rear trunk lid support struts 
Porsche Boxster in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2009 - Mar 2010
Sep 2009

68000 mi

US $500
Replaced oxygen sensors 
Dec 2009

71000 mi

US $225
Replaced alternator Replaced wiper motor 
Porsche Boxster in Maryland, United States
Nov 2014 - Aug 2017
Dec 2014

69000 mi
horn not working fixed 
Oct 2015

71200 mi
shocks tie rods mounts bearings 
Oct 2016

75000 mi
tune up, mas replaced front left wheel liner replaced 
Porsche Boxster in New York, United States
Oct 2009 - Dec 2016
Sep 2010

36000 mi

US $3300
Oil leak---RMS replaced.  Upon disassembly for Problem 1(RMS), mechanic said flywheel wobbly and clutch worn. Had both replaced.  
Sep 2011

41000 mi

US $550
Airbag warning light. Diagnose problem. Order seatbelt buckle and wiring harness. Driver seat heater not functioning. Heater element ordered. Parts installed - seatbelt buckle and wiring harness. Driver seat heater element installed. 
Aug 2012

44600 mi

US $30
Ignition switch mushy, would not return to run position. Part ordered online and replaced by me. 
Sep 2016

60000 mi
At hwy speed RPMs would drop suddenly, no throttle response. To shoulder, restart after 30 secs. 3x in 200 mile trip. Enroute to repair shop, 2x, 2nd time required tow (1/4 mile, ugh). Fuel pump, relay, oil separator. 700 miles, all good. Fuel gauge not working. Indie had snagged sender when replacing fuel pump in previous repair. Used zip ties to hold cables, solved. 
Porsche Boxster in Arizona, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2011
Aug 2009

78000 mi

US $300
Coolant pump seal failure - replaced pump. Replaced thermostat and serpentine belt. 
Porsche Boxster in Minnesota, United States
May 2013 - Mar 2015
Jul 2013

117700 mi

US $600
Inner CV Boots torn. Replacing boots required removing both axles. 5 hours. Oil Filler Tube torn. Caused oil smell from getting on exhaust and vacuum leak. Replaced and degreased engine - this is $265 of the $900. 
Oct 2013

121300 mi

US $72
Replaced air oil separator (AOS) to eliminate sporadic smoke on startup. Replaced spark plug tubes to fix oil leak. 
Porsche Boxster in New York, United States
Aug 2009 - Feb 2018
Sep 2009

39000 mi
Transmission is currently being REPLACED after it spent 7 weeks in shop being torn down and re-built 4/18/09 to 7/6/09. Problem with shifting was not corrected despite another stay with dealer for 1 week 7/12 to 7/19/09. They now will replace it. 
Jul 2010

42000 mi

US $898
Ignition switch (mechanical tumbler) died, so car could not reliably be started, and lights did not work when running. Ignition switch module replaced (part was $525). Also oil change and brake fluid replacement. 
Aug 2010

43000 mi

US $1580
First Catalytic converter on bank 1 was failing. As this is one piece with the headers, headers were replaced as well. Part cost $1295 
May 2011

45000 mi

US $2817
Leaking power steering reservoir. 6 hours labor at $119/hr plus parts Independent shop 4 years ago changed rear rotors without using anti-seize compound for mounting caliper bolts. Bolts were seized and stripped the threads on the hub carriers. Required completely new hub carriers, bearings, speed sensors. 
May 2012

49200 mi

US $637
Fuel level sender in gas tank stopped working. Diagnosed as faulty, and replaced. 1 trip to dealer for diagnosis (1 hour) and 1 trip for replacement after waiting 1 week for parts ($305). Works fine now. 
Sep 2012

50175 mi

US $197
Power steering pump developed leak and failed. This had happened April 2011, as well. Fluid reservoir and high-pressure hose melted due to over-heating at the track. Problem repaired and under-drive pulley installed to prevent recurrence. Power steering pump reservoir again developed a leak while at the track (Watkins Glen). As it had been replaced previously 1 year ago, dealer replaced it under parts warranty. I paid for installation of underdrive pulley to prevent this. 
Apr 2013

52000 mi

US $1120
Power steering high pressure lines to steering rack leaking. Needed to be replaced. 
Sep 2013

56000 mi

US $321
Cracked U-joint boots leaking grease. Remove, replace, re-pack with grease. 
Nov 2013

56000 mi

US $2891
Replaced clutch and flywheel. Worn clutch and throwout bearing. Replaced intermediate shaft bearing with upgraded part. Replaced rear main seal (2nd time). 
May 2014

57000 mi

US $1203
Replaced rear sway-bar bushings and brackets after some bolts backed out and these fell off the car somewhere on the roads of upstate NY. Labor provided by myself. 
Aug 2014

58000 mi

US $940
Replace immobilizer module under drivers seat after it got wet in downpour. Car would not start as anti theft unit was shorted out by water. 
Aug 2015

62000 mi

US $15800
Engine blew at Watkins Glen. Dropped a valve, possibly con rod. NOT due to over-rev. Not a reliable car, even given track use. Every moving part except for rods, pistons and camshafts replaced, plus oil cooler, air-oil separator, water and oil pump. 
Mar 2017

65000 mi

US $475
Cracked and leaking CV boots on left half shaft. Replacing entire half shaft was $70 more than doing just the boots, at 65,000 mi., so replaced unit. 
Jun 2017

66000 mi
Left halfshaft and CV joints re-replaced. Chinese part failed after 450 miles of use, and was replaced by independent repair shop at no cost. To be fair, 250 of those miles were track miles at Watkins Glen. Replacement part was sourced from another supplier, but has only gone 200 miles so far... 
Porsche Boxster in Texas, United States
Jan 2014 - Feb 2015
Feb 2015

56000 mi

US $20000
IMS bearing died and took entire engine with it. Car is a piece of junk. Will NEVER own another Porsche! Watch out if you are looking to buy one...worst car ever owned. They are cheap for a reason - they are junk! "Perfection" my butt! 

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2002 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

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

Porsche Boxster in Victoria, Australia
Mar 2010 - Nov 2012
Nov 2010

66960 mi

A $600
Alternator needed to be replaced 
Porsche Boxster in Georgia, United States
Jul 2009 - Sep 2015
Jan 2010

56000 mi

US $300
LF wheel bearing replaced 
May 2010

57000 mi

US $25
Replaced Change Over Valve to eliminate 1411 and 0410 OBD codes. Actually found broken vacuum pipe and fixed it too at no cost. 
Nov 2010

60000 mi

US $100
Symptom was intermittent low beam headlight operation. Diagnosed with help from PedrosBoard.com and determined problem was light switch. Replaces switch myself with instructions from Pedrosgarage.com 
May 2011

63000 mi

US $400
Check Engine Light with Codes 0410 and 1411 indicating a problem with the air injection system. Mechanic replaced vacuum tank and cut over valve. 
Jun 2011

64000 mi

US $25
Replaced brake light switch by brake pedal. 2 hours to diagnose and replace the switch. Part cost $25. 
May 2015

78000 mi

US $160
coolant control valve for tiptronic transmission broke and had to be replaced. 
Porsche Boxster in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2009 - Dec 2014
Nov 2009

79980 mi

C $10
Replaced five tail light bulbs. Took about ten minutes per side. 
Jun 2011

82460 mi

C $125
Vacuum leak, hose cracked. Easy repair. 
Dec 2013

89900 mi

C $35
Replaced oil filler tube, leaking. 
Dec 2014

92380 mi

C $200
Vacuum leak 

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2002 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

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

Porsche Boxster in Tennessee, United States
Aug 2009 - Mar 2010
Sep 2009

51000 mi
Cracks were found in the exhaust manifold covered under factory waranty by the 8 year/80,000 emissions warranty. 
Porsche Boxster in Colorado, United States
Aug 2009 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

59000 mi
Replaced ims, rms, water pump, thermostat, tiptonic service to repair a gasket leak, 4 wheel alignment, and 60k service. Total of $6,000. 
Jun 2016

60000 mi

US $1000
Vacuum reserve leak, new tank installed. Routine AC evacuation and recharge. 
Jul 2017

63000 mi

US $1800
Mass air flow sensor replacement, air oil separator replacement 
Porsche Boxster in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2009 - Sep 2009
Feb 2009

48000 mi
Replaced Engine (IMS Failed) 
Porsche Boxster in Minnesota, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2018
May 2015

55600 mi

US $1400
Replace water pump, thermostat 
Aug 2016

59000 mi

US $50
Left rear turn signal bulb burned out 
Apr 2018

62000 mi

US $500
replace ignition switch 
Porsche Boxster in Alabama, United States
Feb 2009 - Nov 2010
Oct 2009

52000 mi

US $200
repair broken pop out cup holder 
Oct 2010

85000 mi

US $4500
AIR OIL SEPERATOR FAILED. CAR BLEW GOBS OF SMOKE AND HYDROLOCKED THE MOTOR.  
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Aug 2010 - Jul 2017
Sep 2010

105000 mi

US $75
check engine light showed intake leak. Visual inspection discovered cracked vacuum tube which goes from the intake manifold to the brake booster. 
Jul 2011

123000 mi

US $100
Replaced AOS separater 
Nov 2016

203900 mi
Alternator failed. 
Jul 2017

208000 mi

US $755
AOS failure 
Porsche Boxster in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2014 - Jun 2015
Sep 2014

90520 mi

C $1500
Loud thump going over bumps. Two issues were repaired. New CV joints (all 4) were installed along with both rear control arms. 
May 2015

91760 mi
No work done, estimate only. Approx. repair >$2500 Potential issue with IMS or sliders. Issue with Wheel Bearing, struts mounts and other misc. stuff. Estimate done > $1200. 

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2002 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

217-horsepower 2.7L H6 5-speed manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in Indiana, United States
Aug 2009 - Jun 2018
Jul 2009

41500 mi

US $100
Headlight switch 
Sep 2009

42500 mi

US $15
electrical connector for ignition switch 
May 2017

92000 mi

US $300
Crank position sensor 
Porsche Boxster in Slovenia
Sep 2009 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

75640 mi
Replaced 2 headlight bulbs. Fixed a rattle in the exhaust (heat shield.) 
Porsche Boxster in Nebraska, United States
Jul 2003 - Sep 2018
Jul 2003

11833 mi
Rear Main Seal replaced under warranty due to oil leak. 
Nov 2010

60000 mi
Rear main seal had a very slight leak; replaced under third-party extended warranty before warranty expires in December. 
Jul 2013

78300 mi

US $125
Air-Oil Separator was showing early signs of failing (check engine light, squeak from engine compartment, high vacuum evident when attempting to remove oil cap with engine running.) Ordered Air-Oil Separator and replaced it myself. 
Porsche Boxster in Quebec, Canada
Jul 2010 - Apr 2012
Aug 2010

39680 mi

C $125
Car would not start occasionally. After 10 mins of just sitting there, the car would start. It was found that the clutch switch was defective and was replaced at the dealer. 
Aug 2011

41540 mi

C $680
Changed passenger window regulator and brake pads. Still love the car. 
Oct 2011

41640 mi

C $800
Replaced the transfer case seal. 
Porsche Boxster in Louisiana, United States
Jul 2009 - Jan 2013
Apr 2010

29000 mi

US $200
Replaced outer tie rod ends 
Porsche Boxster in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2007 - Jan 2014
May 2007

32000 mi

US $1000
Replaced alternator 
Mar 2013

50000 mi

US $4500
My ims bearing was leaking due to the flange. The bearing was in good condition though also replaced. The starter was making noise. The thermostat was causing the car to run a little warmer. The water pump was slightly worn, but still fine. 
Oct 2013

50000 mi

US $125
Drivers side cam cover leaking slightly , tightened bolts. Left alone. 
Porsche Boxster in Michigan, United States
Oct 2010 - Jul 2016
Jan 2011

48100 mi

US $2800
Engine rear main seal leak. Replace rear main seal, LN engineering IMS bearing upgrade (original bearing badly worn), clutch work + transmission input shaft seal. Brake/clutch fluid flush. Replaced air to oil separator, all tubes (leak) + spark plugs. Engine rear main seal leak. Replace rear main seal, LN engineering IMS bearing upgrade, clutch work + transmission input shaft seal. Brake/clutch fluid flush. Air to oil separator replacement. Replace all tubes (leak) + all 6 spark plug 
May 2011

49000 mi

US $400
Rear window cracked. The plastic gets old and brittle. It was colder night (temperature was around 55F) and I opened the top.  My keyless entry remote also does not work (pretty common issue with the circuit board inside the key fob goes bad). I have no plan on fixing them (dealer want $250 per key and $95 to program it). 
Apr 2012

49300 mi

US $2300
Replace water pump, thermostat.  Front engine mount rubber cracked. High pitch noise from left rear wheel bearing. 
Jul 2012

51000 mi

US $300
Right rear wheel bearing replaced 
Aug 2012

51200 mi

US $450
Front left wheel bearing noise. engine oil filler tube leak.engine does not idle properly. 
Oct 2012

52000 mi

US $2400
Front end made clunking noise. Upper strut mounts were bad. Replaced strut mounts, struts, control arms, track arms, tie rods, drop links for all 4 corners. 
Apr 2013

53200 mi

US $1060
Convertible tension cable jammed to its rail. Top did not close properly. Water leak due to gap between rail and tension cable. 
Porsche Boxster in Virginia, United States
Apr 2015 - Sep 2016
Aug 2015

122100 mi

US $155
A wire connecting the emissions came loose and tripped a check engine light. Shop fixed, light came back same day. 
Aug 2016

129000 mi

US $2500
The air pump on the emission went out, check engine light, won't pass inspection. About $1000 to fix. The AC condenser needed replacement, $1200. 
Porsche Boxster in South Dakota, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2011
Aug 2010

37400 mi

US $1800
New struts,strut mounts,bump stops,boots.Tires balanced,4 wheel alignment. New struts,strut mounts,bump stops,boots.Tires balanced,4 wheel alignment 
Porsche Boxster in Texas, United States
Jun 2014 - Dec 2015
Jun 2014

114000 mi
new front engine mount, exhaust manifold leak, spark plugs & tubes, replaced purge valve, cleared fault codes. 
Jul 2014

114200 mi

US $950
CE light on; engine surging. Diagnosis: air oil separator, last replaced 4 years & 14K miles ago. 
Porsche Boxster in Florida, United States
Feb 2011 - Mar 2012
Jun 2011

71000 mi

US $1000
Rattling noise from engine. Water pump and belt tensioners broken/worn out. Replaced water pump, thermostat. Replaced tensioners. Belt was replaced recently. 
Porsche Boxster in Florida, United States
Aug 2009 - Jun 2018
May 2010

57000 mi

US $600
A/C system shutting down on moderate acceleration Clattering noise on rough pavement Tech noticed water pump leaking Water pump replaced cured leak Added refrigerant, replaced low speed fan and low speed fan relay 
Oct 2010

58300 mi

US $950
Taken in for headlight adjustment, observed RMS/IMS oil leak. Teardown revealed IMS leak, worn clutch Replaced RMS with factory part, replaced IMS with LN Engineering Retrofit Kit, replaced clutch (wear item), replaced case half screws Tech cracked plastic rear window when putting top into service position. Negotiated bill credit and owner to replace top. Plastic window cracked during previous visit to shop. Owner purchased used 2003 top w/glass window and retrofitted to 2002 vehicle. 
Apr 2012

64200 mi
Power mirrors did not work. Checked fuse and appeared good. Pulled switch and tested. Voltage present under no load. When switch plugged in, voltage dropped. Pulled fuse to inspect and found corroded tabs. Replaced fuse, mirrors fixed. 
Jun 2012

65000 mi

US $6
Convertible top would not close. Diagnosed to handbrake switch. Replaced switch. 
Jun 2014

72000 mi

US $130
Headlight switch failed 
Jun 2015

74000 mi

US $105
Window regulator, not motor, failed. Window operation was erratic, would go down when up button was pressed, etc. Replaced regulator. 
Porsche Boxster in Minnesota, United States
Oct 2014 - Feb 2017
Oct 2014

86000 mi

US $2054
Clutch replacement, car still had original clutch so not unanticipated. Exhaust has to be removed to access the clutch and some bolts were too corroded to remove so had to be drilled out so there was more labor charge than expected. 
Sep 2015

93000 mi

US $565
Front sway bar links needed replacing, oil change performed. Been noticing strange howl noise at 2400-2800: computer scanned, no codes everything okay, most likely an air intake resonance comes and goes but no worries 
Sep 2016

102000 mi

US $640
Removed cat. heat shields which were rattling, replaced battery, oil change 

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2001 Porsche Boxster

Engine not specified

Porsche Boxster in Ohio, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2011
Apr 2010

67000 mi

US $216
alternator went bad. replaced and all is well. 

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2001 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

250-horsepower 3.2L H6 6-speed manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in Arizona, United States
Apr 2011 - Jun 2018
May 2011

60000 mi

US $250
vehicle was inspected prior to a cross country drive - replaced hoses that were starting to fail, fluids, fixed some small leaks, etc.  
Jun 2011

61000 mi

US $3007
Clutch adjustment; shift linkage repair and adjustment; clutch inspected and flywheel replaced. 
Aug 2011

61200 mi

US $1500
Rear window detached ... leaked into interior. Top completely replaced eith new glass window 
Oct 2011

61950 mi

US $25
seat heater switches had come loose and dropped into the center console. R&R the console, reattached the switches to their mounting clips. replaced worn tonneau cover - reinstalled two retaining zutz fasteners on the dashboard - removed and reinstalled existing fasteners on the auto body (4)with fresh sealant - intalled new cover on auto ($100 purchased on ebay) seat heater switches had come loose and dropped into the center console. R&R the console, reattached the switches to their mounting clips. 
Nov 2012

64200 mi

US $190
Low battery causing alarm system issues 
Jan 2018

69000 mi

US $750
Electric window sensor - intermittently worked 
Mar 2018

69000 mi

US $300
Charging issues 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Nov 2009 - Jan 2014
Nov 2013

133100 mi

US $600
MAF sensor failed 
Dec 2013

135000 mi

US $1100
Alternator dead 
Porsche Boxster in Wisconsin, United States
Mar 2011 - Mar 2015
May 2011

100000 mi

US $800
Rear wheel bearings bad and replaced rear brakes as well 
Jun 2011

101000 mi

US $250
o2 sensor pre cat 
May 2013

110000 mi

US $2600
along with some o2 sensors leaking oil pressure sending unit 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2018
Oct 2012

36000 mi

US $110
Light switch failed showing flash of headlights, followed by inoperable headlights. Light switch replaced. 
Mar 2014

39000 mi

US $180
Emissions bank 1-3 pre cat 02 sensor 
Porsche Boxster in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2011 - Oct 2016
Nov 2011

105000 mi

US $890
Synchro 2nd gear New rear window Water pump failure 
Mar 2013

108000 mi

US $271
rework of transmission over rebuild. while in transmission replaced a bearing, that was marginal. 
Apr 2013

108000 mi

US $380
Air/Oil Seperator filure 
Porsche Boxster in Texas, United States
Jun 2009 - Oct 2017
Mar 2010

70000 mi

US $730
Water Pump failed. Replaced Water pump, serpentine belt and new antifreeze 
Dec 2010

78000 mi

US $1800
Check engine light and rough running idle; MAF cleaning and catalytic converter replacement 
Oct 2011

84300 mi

US $500
Drivers side door power window regulator. 
May 2012

89500 mi

US $300
Replace Oxygen Sensor before Catalytic converter 
Porsche Boxster in Washington, United States
Dec 2011 - Jun 2016
Jan 2012

100200 mi

US $200
Replaced oil cooler due to oil in coolant. Simple job to do with minimum skills. Cause of leak was bad seals. Oil cooler failures are not uncommon on Boxster. The S model cooler will directly replace a base model cooler. 
May 2012

101200 mi

US $118
Engine overheating in stop and go traffic. Replaced thermostat with LN Engineering 160 deg F unit. Flushed and filled cooling system. Problem solved. 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Sep 2010 - Sep 2016
Oct 2010

60000 mi

US $550
Oil separator failed and was replaced 
Mar 2011

67000 mi

US $1100
Broken shift linkage. Gears could not be changed, so linkage was replaced 
Jan 2012

69000 mi

US $640
Replace rear wheel bearing on drivers side Bad oxygen sensor 
May 2013

71000 mi

US $100
Repaired leak in Windshield washer system 
Jun 2013

71000 mi

US $1000
Water pump bearing failed 
Oct 2013

71200 mi

US $1200
needed new catalytic converter 
Porsche Boxster in Maryland, United States
May 2011 - May 2011
May 2011 Blown head gasket led to overheating of motor, 3 months after $1200 major service. 
Porsche Boxster in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2009 - Jan 2012
May 2011

43400 mi

C $1400
needed O2 sensor 
Porsche Boxster in Washington, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2012
Oct 2009

57000 mi

US $720
replaced LR wheel bearing 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Jan 2010 - Jul 2014
Feb 2010

76000 mi

US $120
Replaced right rear wheel bearing Replaced ignition switch Replaced headlight switch 
Sep 2011

91000 mi

US $100
Air/Oil separator blew. Replaced. 
Feb 2012

95300 mi

US $1000
Worn ball joint on both front lower control arms. 
Sep 2012

103000 mi

US $2600
Hydraulic unit (abs/psm control) developed fluid leak Headlight mounting bracket broke 
Apr 2013

103000 mi

US $250
Self-installed hydraulic unit. Went to dealer to have it activated by Porsche PIWIS system. Charged $250, probably took them five minutes. 
Porsche Boxster in Ohio, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2018
Jun 2010

52000 mi

US $647
Misfire CEL; turned out to be a bad coil pack (for some reason this one was harder than usual to diagnose). 
Jul 2010

53000 mi

US $242
I got a CEL indicating a bad O2 sensor (post-cat, bank 1); I replaced both post-cat O2 sensors myself; problem solved. 
Apr 2011

58000 mi

US $80
Heard a whining sound from R front, suspected wheel bearing. Replaced bearing, problem solved. Note: I bought a SIR tool to do this job -- $320. (Suspect eventually I will need to do other bearings on this car!) 
Jul 2011

58000 mi

US $520
Noted a small amount of coolant leaking below the water pump. When I looked, the serpentine belt was starting to get chewed up due to the w/p bearing failure. Replaced w/p & also (preventatively)installed a new thermostat. 
Nov 2011

61200 mi

US $577
Ignition switch was getting a little difficult to turn, and sometimes the key was a little tough to remove. Removed and replaced ignition switch. 
Porsche Boxster in South Australia, Australia
Sep 2012 - Dec 2015
Sep 2014

104780 mi

A $1200
Replace water pump and serpentine belt $960.00. Service at same time. $$240.00. 
Porsche Boxster in Virginia, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2016
Nov 2011

27523 mi

US $679
Replaced Airbag Control Unit and clockspring, replaced contact unit for horn and airbag.  Replaced Airbag Control Unit and clockspring, replaced contact unit for horn and airbag.  
Mar 2015

35000 mi

US $495
Replaced CV joint boots, CV joint was fine 
May 2015

36000 mi

US $250
Oxygen Sensor , pre-CAT , passenger side 
Apr 2016

38000 mi

US $25
Replaced both horns, one horn had failed so it would not pass inspection 
Porsche Boxster in Georgia, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2018
May 2010

55400 mi

US $15000
Upgraded engine to new high performance internals as well as upgraded IMS shaft, additional oil pickup, upgraded oil filter mounting. Oil seeping through porous aluminum block casting, possibly because of damage during mod process. Replaced block. Cracked block, leaking oil through porous aluminum casting. Replaced block, and at the same time upgraded engine to new high performance internals as well as upgraded IMS shaft, addditional oil pickup, upgraded oik filter mounting. 
Dec 2011

66000 mi

US $500
Check engine light. bad oxygen sensor on bank two, rear, but replaced both rears sensors 
Mar 2012

69000 mi

US $1200
Tie rod and bushings worn out. Replaced with M030 ROW suspension modification rather than stock parts. 
Aug 2013

79000 mi

US $400
bad motor mount cv joint boot 
Oct 2014

80300 mi

US $2200
Flywheel replaced. Did clutch ahead of time as there was some wear 
May 2016

85000 mi

US $400
Ignition switch repair. Plastic part on rear of switch replaced. Common problem with m96 cars 
Oct 2017

86000 mi

US $1000
Mass air flow sensor, coil packs 
Porsche Boxster in Ontario, Canada
May 2004 - Oct 2020
Aug 2004

40920 mi
Replaced RMS - leaking warranty 
Apr 2005

43400 mi
Dealer Replaced stereo head unit under warranty. LED Display screen failed 
Jul 2005

43400 mi
Dealer Replaced RMS again - warranty 
May 2011

67580 mi

C $500
CEL came on. O2 sensor replaced. 
Jul 2012

69440 mi

C $3600
Steering rack had a bad bearing and leaked. Replaced rack with Porsche refurb New MAF and air regulator plus intake manifold gasket 
May 2014

71920 mi

C $800
Electric mirrors stopped working - short circuit in system. Had broken wire in back up light circuit which took 6 hours to locate. 
May 2015

73160 mi

C $2000
Replaced clutch and pressure plate. There was a noticeable rattling noise. Second clutch...first one was done by Porsche dealer at 56,000 km. Replaced IMS bearing while the clutch was being repaired. 
Oct 2019

79360 mi

C $3000
Check engine light came on. Required a smoke test to identify an exhaust leak. Required new exhaust manifold gaskets. Also had to weld a crack in one of the exhaust headers. Broken stud added to the problem. Mostly labor cost, parts not so bad. Car is much quieter too. Car was jumping all over the road. Very unstable. Required all wheel alignment. Fixed it nicely. 
Porsche Boxster in Texas, United States
Aug 2010 - Oct 2011
Dec 2010

51000 mi

US $300
Replaced Coolant reservoir 
Porsche Boxster in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

110000 mi

US $400
Front drop links worn, replaced. 
Apr 2010

112000 mi
Failed water pump. 
Jul 2010

117000 mi
Four front control arms replaced to eliminate clunking noise. 
Porsche Boxster in Oregon, United States
Apr 2010 - Dec 2011
Oct 2011

85000 mi

US $400
Water pump failure Inner and outer CV boots torn. 
Porsche Boxster in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2009 - Jul 2012
Oct 2009

27900 mi

C $850
left wheel bearing was noisy 
Sep 2010

31620 mi

C $195
defective micro switch in door lock mechanism causing fault with window up/down 
Jun 2012

44020 mi

C $50
Cv boots replaced 
Porsche Boxster in Texas, United States
Jun 2009 - Sep 2010
Aug 2009

47000 mi

US $155
Replaced failed motor mount. 
Sep 2009

49000 mi

US $90
7Replaced blown Air Oil Separator (AOS) 
Oct 2009

49000 mi

US $460
I replaced the original alternator, a remanufactured alternator, on a previous repair and the replacement unit also failed. I had to purchase another (more expensive Bosch Reman alternator) as the initial remanuf. vendor had none it their system. 
Jan 2010

US $2700
Rear main seal all wheel bearings flywheel, clutch, half shaft boots 
Porsche Boxster in Arizona, United States
Jun 2015 - Jul 2018
Jul 2016

42000 mi

US $200
Cracked rear CV joints. Removed rear axles from vehicle, replaced and repacked inner CV joints, re-booted outer CV joints 
Jul 2017

46000 mi

US $1100
Replaced rear wheel bearings due to rear driver side wheel bearing being dead 
Mar 2018

48000 mi

US $300
Replaced passenger side window regulator due to window not dropping upon opening, and grinding noise when rolling window up and down. 
Porsche Boxster in Georgia, United States
Apr 2015 - Apr 2018
Oct 2015

73200 mi

US $600
A camshaft position sensor had to be replaced. The exhaust bypass valve for warming the catalytic converter right after starting up had to be replaced. 
Feb 2016

74000 mi

US $160
The alternator went bad and had to be replaced. 
Porsche Boxster in British Columbia, Canada
Jun 2009 - Mar 2016
Nov 2009

57124 mi

C $1147
Waterpump, thermostat, and sway bar bushing replacement. 
Sep 2012

74101 mi

C $889
Convertible top repair (cables and operating rods). 
Nov 2014

80291 mi

C $175
Replaced right side radiator fan. 
Jun 2015

82460 mi

C $35
Coolant recovery tank cracked, spilling coolant into the rear trunk area. Front left radiator fan not working. Replace front hood struts. 
Jul 2015

78260 mi

C $300
Alternator pulley seized, also replace worn tensioner pulley and lower idler pulley. Replace air/oil separator. 
Sep 2015

82460 mi

C $293
Power steering pump squealing 
Nov 2015

57044 mi

C $1793
Drive belt, Air Injection Valve, Rear pads and rotors. 
Porsche Boxster in Texas, United States
Aug 2009 - Jan 2016
Sep 2009

68000 mi

US $1500
failed tensioner pulley for serpentine belt 
Dec 2009

70000 mi

US $9000
Rod bearing failure requiring engine replacement 
Jan 2016

106000 mi

US $3000
replace clutch and flywheel 
Porsche Boxster in Washington, United States
Nov 2015 - Dec 2015
Nov 2015

43000 mi

US $12050
cracked head 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
- Mar 2013
Mar 2013

90000 mi

US $10000
Oil was getting into coolant, no coolant into oil. Diagnosed, I chose not to repair. 
Porsche Boxster in Colorado, United States
Jun 2017 - Feb 2019
Oct 2017

91987 mi

US $5108
Transmission failure. Used transmission and new shifter cables installed 
Porsche Boxster in Virginia, United States
Feb 2012 - Feb 2015
Sep 2012

67000 mi

US $3500
Catalytic converter in the exhaust headers began to rattle annoyingly. Replaced the headers. Eye wateringly pricey. 
Nov 2012

69000 mi

US $160
I purchased a modified 2nd gear detent to fix the common 2nd gear grinding/popout problem. Second gear still needs some finesse, but it's better than a multi $K repair. 
May 2013

75000 mi

US $400
air oil separator failed spectacularly - batman's smoke screen style. Towed it to my independent mechanic and he replaced it quickly. 
Jun 2013

79000 mi

US $1400
Clutch pedal suddenly went soft and clutch began slipping a lot within 100 miles of the incident. Replaced clutch, throw out bearing, and pressure plate. Flywheel looked okay. Did not replace oem IMS bearing. 
Sep 2013

82000 mi

US $200
Coolant levels were continually falling and the trunk carpet was wet. The old tank was cracked from age on the bottom. I temporarily patched it until the new tank arrived. I replaced in my self - because I have small arms and hands. 
Jan 2014

88000 mi

US $400
Car overheated after sitting during a particularly cold spell. The water pump impeller had broken. New water pump installed. 
Porsche Boxster in Missouri, United States
Feb 2012 - Mar 2014
Apr 2012

89000 mi

US $1500
Had to replace manual transmission, due to bad second gear 
May 2012

92000 mi

US $200
big puff of white smoke on start up, common problem, I've done this twice with this car. 
Oct 2013

99200 mi

US $6525
Had to replace motor due to cracked head, oil was mixing with coolant, bought motor off of ebay and replaced it myself. Replaced oil cooler replaced water pump replaced MAF sensor replaced motor mount 
Porsche Boxster in Michigan, United States
Sep 2013 - Jul 2017
Sep 2014

68000 mi

US $200
Passenger side window auto up down for top seating quit. Required replacement of regulator. 
Porsche Boxster in Minnesota, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2016
Jun 2015

122000 mi

US $760
Overflow tank was leaking coolant. Drops were coming down in front of the engine on the passenger side. Two shops diagnosed as the water pump, but it wasn't. No coolant in the trunk as is common for leaking resevoir. 
Porsche Boxster in Washington, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2018
Aug 2009

51000 mi

US $500
Broken motor mount 
May 2014

58000 mi

US $300
Pre-cat oxygen sensor failed, replaced 
Porsche Boxster in Florida, United States
May 2013 - Jul 2016
Jun 2013

90000 mi

US $1340
CV boots were old and torn, some pretty badly. I went ahead and had the axles swapped out. 
Aug 2013

92800 mi

US $300
Remote lock on the the key doesn't work. Mechanic says key seems to be functioning fine per his tester. The computer was throwing a code for the receiver in the car. Replaced the receiver and it still doesn't work. There was a broken aluminum support in the rear frame area of the car. I bought a used replacement part and had the mechanic install it. 
Sep 2013

93000 mi

US $400
Replaced key and key remote and had a second remote/key cut. 
Nov 2013

95000 mi

US $125
Replaced forward O2 sensor on the passenger side. My mechanic had found a fault when he scanned the codes stored in the car diagnostic computer. 
Oct 2014

103300 mi

US $800
The air/oil separator failed. This is a pretty common failure. The part isn't that expensive but the labor is fairly extensive. 
Apr 2015

108700 mi

US $980
An air pump that provides clean air into the exhaust stream to reduce emissions was malfunctioning and was replaced. 
Nov 2015

116000 mi
The air/oil separator failed. It's a weak area on these cars. This part had been repaired before less than a year ago so the shop replaced it under warranty for no charge. While this part tested bad, it didn't solve my surging idle issue. Transmission mount was worn and causing excess movement in the drive train. I had noticed the issue before but the mechanic noticed it this time and diagnosed the problem as a transmission mount and replace the bad part. 
Dec 2015

117000 mi
Idle surge-tried new MAFS (2nd one) didn't fix issue. Other problems fixed and electrical/vacuum checked, still surges. Mechanic getting diagnostic equipment upgraded, maybe with the live engineering support they can figure out the issue. 
Feb 2016

118000 mi
Idle surge FIXED! Mechanic's diagnostic equipment software update allowing him to work w/Porsche engineering to diagnose the problem. Problem-car's ECU needed software update for new mass air flow sensor design installed earlier. No charge. 
Porsche Boxster in Wisconsin, United States
Dec 2012 - Jun 2018
May 2013

99300 mi

US $535
AOS Air Oil Separator needed replacement Code reappeared 50 miles later, MAF - Mass Air Flow sensor 
Sep 2013

105000 mi

US $627
Driver side window regulator broke. 
Apr 2014

107200 mi

US $644
Replaced left rear wheel bearing. 
Jul 2015

115300 mi

US $517
Thermostat failed and engine overheated. Dealer replaced thermostat, radiator cap and re-filled coolant system. 
Jun 2016

122000 mi

US $306
Replaced both catalytic converters Replaced O2 sensor. 
May 2018

134000 mi
Oil pan drain plug replaced. 
Porsche Boxster in Alabama, United States
Oct 2012 - Sep 2014
Nov 2012

68300 mi

US $220
Light switch would not turn on the low beams. Switch replaced. Part cost $150. 
Porsche Boxster in Texas, United States
Mar 2014 - Jun 2015
Dec 2014

69000 mi

US $100
CEL light on, Code 1128, issues with exhaust side measurement. Replaced pre cat O2 sensor. CEL / code still happening. Will fix it when I can get to buying the parts. 
May 2015

71000 mi

US $750
Replace split shaft boots 
Porsche Boxster in Illinois, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2014
Jan 2014

US $500
wheel bearing 
Porsche Boxster in Washington, United States
Jul 2009 - May 2010
Aug 2009

41000 mi

US $2200
The catalytic converter on bank 2 failed requiring manifold and cat replacement. 
Feb 2010

42000 mi

US $200
Pre-catalytic Oxygen Sensor on bank 1-3 failed. Replaced both pre and post cat oxygen sensors on bank 1-3. 

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2001 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

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

Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Jan 2012 - Mar 2017
Feb 2012

152800 mi

US $120
battery weak after 46 months - 58000 miles 
Mar 2012

155000 mi

US $1200
Emissions air pump was failing 
Jul 2013

166200 mi

US $568
air/oil separator replaced again. 80k mile each oil separator hose replaced, broken and "glued" on prior repair of AOS Replaced all CV joint boots. 
Aug 2013

166000 mi

US $200
unknown Sound coming from right rear connected with rotating systems. Sounds like delaminated tire. Inspected tires, wheel bearings dropped trans pan - found no source of sound. 
Sep 2013

167000 mi

US $700
Water pump failed again 
Mar 2015

173000 mi

US $225
Cooling fan on left side failed 
Jun 2016

179000 mi

US $71
Ac was making noise. Like a pump low on fluid. 
Mar 2017

186000 mi
Rod bearing spun. Engine not repairable for reasonable amount. Sold car to someone who will R&R engine with salvage engine 
Porsche Boxster in Montana, United States
Sep 2009 - Sep 2011
Jul 2010

89000 mi

US $470
secondary air system, bad crossover valve and solenoid 
Aug 2010

89300 mi

US $700
Repair emissions system. 
Jun 2011

92000 mi
Convertible top became inoperable when a spring lock fell out of the support arms. Owner replaced the spring lock and reinstalled the top. Worked. 
Porsche Boxster in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2010 - Jul 2018
Nov 2010

130200 mi

C $524
replaced wheel well and rattle drive side door panel tail lights 
Jan 2011

132060 mi

C $600
Hose broke leaked anti-freeze. Replaced two hoses and fittings filled up anti-freeze. Had to bleed system as well. 
Jun 2011

137020 mi

C $1650
Oil vapour canister replaced. Mass air flow sensor replaced. 
May 2012

148220 mi

C $959
statrter 
Apr 2013

161700 mi

C $4000
2 Radiators and coolant replacement. mass air flow replacement fuel pump replacement engine mount replacement rough idle (hunting) cleaned out the throttle body. 
Nov 2013

167760 mi

C $1500
pass side axle rebuild middle radiator replaced thermostat and seal anti freeze 
Mar 2014

171740 mi

C $360
new battery 
Aug 2014

175460 mi

C $1900
front control arms and front shocks and upper struts 
Sep 2014

176080 mi

C $430
shift push rod 
Dec 2014

178560 mi

C $600
front truck wouldn't open new front truck switch. new key fob and reprogrammed. 
Porsche Boxster in Florida, United States
Feb 2015 - Dec 2015
Apr 2015

69300 mi

US $190
Convertible top would not fully close. Due to a window regulator 
Porsche Boxster in Texas, United States
Jun 2013 - Mar 2017
Oct 2013

41000 mi

US $40
Bad spark plug on cyl 2, caused P0302 code and Check Engine Light. New spark plug fixed it. 
Sep 2014

42000 mi

US $200
Alternator died. Replaced with rebuilt. 

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2001 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

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

Porsche Boxster in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2009 - Jan 2014
Nov 2009

45000 mi

US $2000
Cracked ignition coil causing misfires. Additionally, bad speed sensor in passenger front wheel bearing caused PASM system to go into failure mode. Car remained barely driveable until engine warmed and water around coils evaporated. 
Aug 2010

45900 mi

US $400
Washer hose popped off the pump, mechanic removed multiple body panels, re-attached hose to pump Front driver-side suspension became extremely squeaky. Technician lubed all joints, etc. and squeak went away. Alleged misfire caused CPU to issue CEL light. Not replicable, only one misfire in last year, so reset the computer. 
Dec 2010

48050 mi

US $6200
Yearly Maintenance + Check Engine Light that had just come on. $240 for a new fob (the old one wore through after 9 years). The remainder was the maintenance. Variocam Actuator caused CEL fault - VA assy replaced. Leaking Cam covers removed, cheeks for both cam chains worn, replaced. Replaced IMS bearing with LN kit. New sway arms in front. Checked Clutch for wear, still 50% there. 
Mar 2011

49000 mi
Finally managed to break rear window (vinyl) after 9 years of flawless service - my fault, it was too cold. Now it's fixed and clearer than ever. After almost 9 years of service, original door key rubbers (lock/unlock) gave out in November 2010. Bought new new key at dealer that worked intermittently and then failed this spring. Dealer replaced failed key at no cost. New key works! 
Porsche Boxster in Virginia, United States
Jul 2014 - Sep 2015
Jul 2014

45000 mi

US $750
Leaky coolant tank. 
Porsche Boxster in New York, United States
Sep 2011 - Jul 2018
Jun 2014

48000 mi

US $1300
Wheel hub noises and loud. Took it to dealer to ensure it was done correctly. Also needed new key housing they were worn out car is old but looks like new. 
Porsche Boxster in Indiana, United States
Jun 2009 - Sep 2010
Jul 2009

72000 mi

US $50
ignition switch 
May 2010

75000 mi

US $100
Felt vibration at 3k rpm and slight clunk sound when down shifting from 5->4. Replaced front engine mount. Common problem for Boxsters around 50k or more miles. DIY @ http://pedrosgarage.com/Site_3/Install_Front_Engine_Mount.html 
Porsche Boxster in Maryland, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2018
Nov 2010

83000 mi

US $236
alternator 
Feb 2011

85000 mi

US $619
replace (R) side control arm 
Aug 2011

91300 mi

US $100
waterpump replacement 
Apr 2012

98500 mi

US $415
replace coolant tank, flush coolant replace air oil separator 

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2001 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

217-horsepower 2.7L H6 5-speed manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2018
Aug 2010

91000 mi

US $381
Smelled coolant, and had visible leaking under car. Had dealer flush coolant, change gear oil, motor oil & filter. Dealer pressure tested system, found no leaks and performed requested services. After I received car back from service for coolant leak, the dealer flushed and checked the sytem and found no leaks. I ordered a new coolant cap for the expansion tank and no more leaks. 
Oct 2010

93000 mi

US $918
Coolant overflow tank (complete assembly)replaced. 
Aug 2011

106000 mi

US $480
Right side lower control arm. 
Apr 2014

118200 mi

US $2934
Noticed a disturbing grinding sound while at a drive through window. Caught the water pump and bearings failing just in time. Included all belt wheels (3) incl. tensioner and new belt. While replacing water pump my mechanic recommended the motor mount be replaced as well. This was the original motor mount as was the water pump. Mount was severely deteriorated. 
Jul 2014

119700 mi

US $1450
Replaced right radiator 2 relays for A/C 
Oct 2014

123200 mi

US $3000
Intermittent CEL, diagnosed as MAF. Noticed grease in rear right wheel.Dealer diagnosed as clamp replacement, and added grease. Replaced spark plug tubes due to appearance of oil on catalytic converter.  Replaced left headlamp bulb. Also replaced coil packs. 
Jun 2015

124000 mi

US $550
LF inner fender liner Loose heat shields 
May 2017

127000 mi

US $2190
L/F Lower control arm replaced. 10k service Headlight switch. Brake fluid flush 
Porsche Boxster in Kentucky, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2018
Mar 2010

57000 mi

US $120
Air/Oil Separator unit was replaced 
Apr 2010

57000 mi
Replaced Rear Main Seal 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2018
Jul 2009

60000 mi

US $200
replace worn motor mount 
Feb 2010

63900 mi
Car had squeaking noise from front on twisty roads. Head mechanic went for extended test drive with me (2nd time) and was able to diagnose the problem. Was a worn hood latch. Mechanic adjusted the latch when we returned to the dealer & problem solved 
Mar 2013

79000 mi
Various internal squeaks appeared over the past two years. Dealer lubricated convertible top and adjusted internal dash components to eliminate squeaking noises. Done in conjunction with routine service 
Mar 2014

83000 mi
Replaced small shocks that hold rear trunk open 
Jun 2014

83000 mi
Clutch was hard to press and felt like it was binding. Mechanic spent half hour under dash with spray lube and took care of problem 
Aug 2014

83900 mi
Clutch was binding when pressed. Tech lubed area around clutch under the dash to solve problem 
Mar 2018

95000 mi
Unable to fully fill car with gas. Took car to dealer, head mechanic put up on lift, didn't see any problems. Tried disconnecting one valve, had me go to try filling with gas, then tried with another fuel fill valve with same results. Mechanic said he would ask around for suggestions 
Porsche Boxster in Missouri, United States
Sep 2009 - Aug 2016
Nov 2012

85000 mi

US $400
AOS failed at the track. Mechanic was in attendance and ordered and replaced it in one day. 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Jun 2009 - Mar 2013
Mar 2010

52000 mi

US $86
Passenger headlamp burned out. Replaced all lamps. Passenger low beam headlight burned out. Replaced all bulbs (high and low beam, both sides). 
Porsche Boxster in New Jersey, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2016
Jul 2009

52000 mi
Valve replaced in 2008. Replaced again in 2009.  
Mar 2010

57000 mi

US $700
Replaced ignition switch 
Jun 2010

57000 mi

US $18000
Mass air sensor 
Oct 2014

76500 mi

US $1200
Ignition coil housing cracked and replaced.  Oil fill tube replaced. 
Porsche Boxster in Florida, United States
Nov 2009 - Mar 2016
Feb 2010

86000 mi
Electric issues with ignition, i.e., not starting, and the key was locking up. 
Mar 2010

87000 mi

US $700
water pump 
Mar 2013

105000 mi

US $200
Convertible top stopped working - gear/cable. Cost was est at $1150. I just had the shop switch it over to manual top. 
Jun 2015

125000 mi
Window motor repaired. In addition,the following items were done 1)car was painted, 2) new spoiler,3) speed humps, 4) rims painted black, 5) interior leather and dash dyed/painted to two-tone black and blue,6)two racing stripes, 7)etc. 
Sep 2015

129000 mi

US $600
AC condenser fan not working. Running hot when AC was on. 
Jan 2016

121000 mi

US $210
Vacuum leak -a hose had cracked 
Porsche Boxster in Virginia, United States
Dec 2011 - Aug 2018
Mar 2014

71000 mi

US $150
Replaced Air Oil Separator 
May 2014

71900 mi

US $100
Replaced engine mount. 
Jun 2015

75000 mi

US $600
Coolant tank ruptured. Had to tow car home. Replaced coolant tank, coolant, and water pump. Water pump was preventative. 
Jun 2018

79000 mi

US $1000
Replaced clutch. It broke apart into 2 separate pieces, the metal center part that engages onto the transmission and the outer part that has the disc material. The rivets just broke apart. 
Porsche Boxster in Alberta, Canada
Apr 2011 - Jul 2013
Sep 2011

35340 mi

C $860
CV joint boots were leaking. Shafts were removed, checked for damage and there was none. CV joints cleaned, repacked, new boots installed. 
Jul 2013

41540 mi

C $1050
During idle power only, there was noise coming from engine which was either alternator bearing, water pump or accessory belt tensioner. Have had replaced the latter plus install new accessory belt and new coolant reservoir cap. 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Nov 2010 - Oct 2011
Dec 2010

111000 mi

US $1300
Oil separator, Mass air flow sensor, spark plugs. Solved CEL problem. Clunk in rear passenger side suspension still there after shock replacement. 
Mar 2011

113000 mi

US $150
Key fob went bad. Bought new fob at $125, program for $85. Dealer wanted $170 to program and $180 for fob. Bought on-line, independant repair shop programmed for me. Saved approx $140. 
Jun 2011

115000 mi

US $1050
Water pump went out and broke the belt.  40 miles later the Alternator went out. $950 + $1050. Oh well! 
Oct 2011

117000 mi
Clunk never went away. Could have been in top. Never heard it with the top down. 
Porsche Boxster in Alberta, Canada
Feb 2014 - Sep 2014
May 2014

45260 mi

C $100
No rear lights on at all except one brake light. 
Jun 2014

45260 mi

C $110
Windshield washer hose disconnected. W/S washer not working. Got CEL steady light. Had code read. P1341. Ordered variable timing solenoid. Did not fix the problem. Will take car in again to the shop. Not happy. 
Jul 2014

45260 mi

C $360
Code P1341/ CEL light came on and was diagnosed - possible cam adjuster. More work to be done. CEL light has not come on again since reset but was assured it likely will. 
Aug 2014

45260 mi

C $900
Went to have cam deviation diagnosed again. The CEL light is out and has not come on again. Indy shop unable to locate problem because CEL light is out. However shop has recommended a IMS, Rms be replaced and clutch while in there. 
Sep 2014

45260 mi

C $300
Same problem but different shop. Unable to fix or diagnose properly. 
Porsche Boxster in New Mexico, United States
Aug 2014 - Jun 2018
Mar 2015

83000 mi

US $350
replaced coolant expansion tank 
Porsche Boxster in British Columbia, Canada
Sep 2009 - Mar 2013
Jun 2012

61380 mi

C $40
Ignition switch replaced. Was having trouble getting the key in and out of the ignition, and sometimes the car would think the key was there when it wasn't. 
Porsche Boxster in Queensland, Australia
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
May 2017

68200 mi

A $2000
Injectors replaced 
Porsche Boxster in Kentucky, United States
Sep 2010 - Aug 2013
Aug 2012

59700 mi

US $130
Pass side window regulator. 
Jul 2013

66000 mi

US $1200
Water broke and needed a new battery. Thermostat replaced at the same time. 
Porsche Boxster in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2015 - May 2017
Jul 2015

39060 mi
drivers seatbelt buckle/airbag sensor failed. replaced buckle under warranty 
May 2016

47740 mi
Coolant leak and they misdiagnosed it the first time so returned and they figured it out that it was the reservoir had a hairline crack so replaced. They covered the cost due to this was my 3rd time in and I suggested it was this first time 
Porsche Boxster in Florida, United States
Nov 2009 - Dec 2012
May 2012

47300 mi
Replaced a weak battery 
Porsche Boxster in Ontario, Canada
May 2010 - Jun 2018
Jun 2010

55180 mi

C $400
Replaced cracked coolant expansion tank with new tank, coolant cap, and coolant top-up. A very common problem with all Boxsters. 
Mar 2014

57040 mi

C $160
New battery installed. 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Nov 2009 - Jul 2011
Sep 2010

62000 mi

US $120
Routine battery replacement ended up showing corrosion in compartment and wires.  
Jul 2011

66000 mi

US $800
Seat belt light. Replaced buckles. 
Porsche Boxster in Virginia, United States
Oct 2009 - Jul 2011
Sep 2010

50000 mi

US $130
Replaced the front engine mount myself because I'd read that they tend to fail, and when we got the old one out it was broken. 
Apr 2011

54000 mi

US $75
Noticed car was leaking some oil (few drpos overnight). Researced problem and found spark plug tube o rings as most likely cause. Ordered new o rings online. Read online how to and replaced them myself. 
Jul 2011

55000 mi

US $500
Car started/continued leaking oil. A leaking rear main seal was the cause. Dealer replaced the seal. Also replaced the clutch plate (wear item) "while we were there". 
Porsche Boxster in Wisconsin, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2018
Oct 2010

89000 mi

US $100
Engine slipped timing while trying to start, now has no compression. Call to the local dealer resulted in being told this would be a $10,000 to $15,000 repair. I plan on removing the motor to see if I can fix it. 
Apr 2011

89000 mi
Motor blew up in October 2010, slowly repairing it myself. Bent valves while trying to start it. 
Aug 2014

104300 mi
P0446 evaporate system. 
Jul 2015

106500 mi

US $3400
Vario cam pads needed to be replaced. Water pump replacement. Coil packs cracked. Spark plug tubes leaking. 
Porsche Boxster in New York, United States
Aug 2010 - Dec 2015
Oct 2015

88200 mi

US $1000
original plastic window finally gave up the ghost. repair was to replace the entire top. wow it looks like new! I love this car. 

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2001 Porsche Boxster 2-door

6-cylinder manual 2WD

Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Jun 2009 - Dec 2009
Jul 2009

56000 mi
ignition switch had issue, the key failed to turn and was stuck. Happened over a year ago as well so this time was replaced under that repairs warranty 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Sep 2009 - Mar 2010
Oct 2009

69000 mi

US $190
check engine light on. dealer found this to be a software fault and re-flashed the DME software. 

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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 Connecticut, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2018
Jul 2013

24000 mi

US $89
Bad O2 sensor replaced 
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. 
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Missouri, United States
Mar 2012 - Apr 2013
Apr 2013

110000 mi

US $1300
rear struts 
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 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 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 Indiana, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
May 2018

33000 mi

US $700
CV Boots replaced 
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 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 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 Nebraska, United States
Oct 2012 - Jun 2018
Jun 2013

26000 mi

US $11
Ignition switch replacement 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Sep 2012 - Jun 2013
May 2013

96600 mi

US $12000
Cylinder heads, main bearing, clutch 

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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 North Carolina, United States
Apr 2012 - May 2012
May 2012

71000 mi

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

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2000 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

217-horsepower 2.7L H6 5-speed manual RWD

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 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 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 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 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 Ohio, United States
May 2009 - Sep 2014
Jul 2014

74200 mi

US $350
Replaced left turn signal module 
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 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 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 Florida, United States
Feb 2009 - Jul 2011
Jun 2010

34000 mi

US $50
Window came off track 
Porsche Boxster in Delaware, United States
Apr 2011 - Jun 2012
May 2011

67000 mi
pulleys tensioners and belt 
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
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 Washington, United States
Aug 2012 - Jul 2018
Jul 2018

69000 mi

US $745
Cracked exhaust manifold 
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 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 
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 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 New Jersey, United States
Mar 2010 - Oct 2011
May 2010

73000 mi

US $2000
engine warning light 
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 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 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 

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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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1999 Porsche Boxster

Engine not specified

Porsche in British Columbia, Canada
Jun 2010 - Jun 2011
Jul 2010

65100 mi

C $10000
Engine cylinder cracked. Common for boxsters. Dont ever buy this car, they are unreliable. 
Porsche in California, United States
Mar 2011 - Apr 2014
Sep 2011

63000 mi

US $85
Replaced ignition system. Key functioned by electrical connects were not being made. 
Oct 2011

64000 mi
Replaced missing or broken cosmetic items, cover on the vanity mirror on passenger side visor, cap on mounting bolt over passenger side windshield wiper. Cap probably came off on own as not very secure. Modified new one for tighter fit. 
Apr 2014

78000 mi

US $350
Air Oil Separator, along with a full clean of the throttle body and intake system. When AOS failed, sucked oil into the system Driving the car after replacing the AOS, I noticed steam and a leak from the cooling system at the front of the engine. Subsequent testing showed a failed water pump. Most likely due to a heating issue when the AOS failed. 
Porsche in Louisiana, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2018
Mar 2012

58000 mi

US $25
Rear trunk lift pistons no longer supported the hood weight, simply bought new ones from Rock Auto and replaced them ...took about 10 minutes. 
Apr 2012

58200 mi

US $95
got intermittent Check Engine light - codes said it was O2 sensor in bank 2 (driver side) #1 (upstream of catalytic converter). ordered OE part from Rockauto and changed it myself ...easy ...solved problem -- passed inspection. 
Jun 2012

59000 mi

US $35
The clutch starter switch was causing intermittent starting problems. Replaced switch located under steering column - 5 minutes job - solved the problem 
Nov 2012

60000 mi

US $168
passenger side rear view mirror not moving in or out remotely. 
Apr 2014

62200 mi

US $439
Air bag light on ...required to change driver side seat belt 
Porsche in California, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2011
Jul 2010

14000 mi

US $9500
Catastrophic engine failure at 14,011 miles. Internal engine problem called a 'slipped sleeve' caused piston/cylinder #3 to destruct. Appears to be a manufacturing defect but no assistance from Porsche. 
Porsche in Illinois, United States
Mar 2012 - Jun 2013
Nov 2012

70900 mi

US $1000
Coolant leak. Replaced coolant tank and cap. 
Feb 2013

73000 mi

US $100
Check engine light. Vacuum line vibrating against engine. Cut and rerouted . Sensors checked. 
Porsche in California, United States
May 2009 - Mar 2010
Jun 2009

103000 mi

US $8459
Blown motor. Factory defect. Slipped cylinder sleave. 
Porsche in California, United States
Sep 2013 - Jun 2014
Oct 2013

61200 mi

US $5900
Clutch , flywheel, ims bearing retrofit, water pump horn 
Porsche in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2013 - Jul 2014
Jun 2014

60140 mi

C $250
Some lines were leaking oil, simply old age. 
Jul 2014

60140 mi

C $400
Some fluid had been leaking under the car. Spark plug suppressor tubes were leaking and cam adjuster solenoid needed re-sealing. Required 6 new suppressor tubes with O-rings and 6 new spark plugs. 

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1999 Porsche Boxster 2-door

6-cylinder manual 2WD

Porsche in Utah, United States
Aug 2009 - Jun 2018
Jul 2010

108000 mi

US $6
Horn honks when hitting a bump. Repaired with rubber O rings. 
Jun 2013

134000 mi

US $349
Broke turn signal stalk 
Aug 2017

171793 mi

US $2500
Replace all 4 struts 
Porsche in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2009 - Oct 2012
Dec 2011

23000 mi

US $450
Convertible top 
Porsche in Connecticut, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2014
Jul 2012

22200 mi

US $60
Sleeves from cat pipe to muffler opened up. Caused excessivley loud noise. Resecured w/new locking nuts. 
Nov 2012

23200 mi

US $420
Check engine light came on. Diagnosed as bad air mass meter. Air mass meter replaced. 
Porsche in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2009 - Jun 2014
Nov 2009

78000 mi

US $1700
failure of seal on water pump - coolant leak MAF sensor failure. New part installed, faulty. 2nd new MAF installed, fine. All corrected while car was still in shop. 
Apr 2012

88000 mi

US $400
Airbag sensor light on, likely failed sensor in seat-belt(s). Not fixed at this time. Failed emergency brake sensor. Sensor must work and brake light illuminate for convertible top to work. Leak in coolant overflow tank. Replacement part ordered but not yet installed. Cracked coolant overflow tank replaced. Replaced brake light sensor. 
May 2012

88300 mi

US $275
Failed voltage regulator. Part ordered from Pelican and installed by local indy shop. 
Porsche in Colorado, United States
Mar 2009 - Jun 2014
Oct 2009

31000 mi

US $216
Replaced Ignition Switch 
Apr 2011

35000 mi

US $500
One O2 sensor replaced 
Apr 2014

45200 mi

US $320
Anti freeze was a bit low making the idiot light come on under hard acceleration, resulting in a CEL. 
Porsche in Arizona, United States
Mar 2009 - Jun 2012
Oct 2009

78000 mi

US $200
Passenger window regulator broken. Second time repaired in 10 years. 
Porsche in Florida, United States
Apr 2009 - Sep 2009
Sep 2009

76000 mi
Weird issue with temp sensor/ECU.(Works fine with MAF disconnected). 
Porsche in South Carolina, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2014
Nov 2009

43000 mi

US $45
Airbag light on dashboard came on AGAIN! Seat belt latch was replaced last spring. On this trip the seat was removed and contacts cleaned - sensor light reset. After two weeks the light came back on. 
Apr 2010

48000 mi

US $150
Airbag light was on AGAIN!! Buckles had been replaced previously on both seats to address the known electrical contact problems. On this trip we finally installed a new wiring harness and the issue is resolved for now. 
Jul 2010

51000 mi

US $800
Front right radiator developed a leak and needed to be replaced. 
May 2012

67300 mi

US $1700
Seal on front left strut blew. Lost all fluid. Opted to replace entire suspension with ROW M030 kit which also included upgraded sway bars. Parts roughly $1100, labor another $600 
Jun 2012

68000 mi

US $350
Water pump went bad. Leaking around shaft seal. Bought new pump and low temp thermostat and replaced myself. Car could not be driven home as leak was significant. Got my trailer and towed it home. 
Sep 2012

69000 mi

US $32
Center console cover hinge broke. Purchased retrofit kit and installed myself 
Porsche in California, United States
Mar 2009 - Mar 2013
Apr 2009

30000 mi

US $500
The air oil separator (AOS) was showing signs of approaching failure. The AOS and connecting J-tube were replaced during the 30k maintenance as further preventative maintenance. $150 in parts + self labor vs. possible engine replacement. 
Jun 2009

30000 mi

US $915
The fuel pump failed. The fuel pump, fuel filter and seal were replaced with new factory parts. 4 hours of labor for inspection and repair required. I suspect fuel filter was never replaced before due to low milage of vehicle and three previous owners. 
Jul 2010

45000 mi

US $250
Cracked coolant tank became increasingly leaky after long road trip. Replaced old tank. 
Jul 2011

53000 mi

US $500
The window regulator which had been failing for the last several months of use finally failed completely. The passenger window would no longer lower. Thus I couldn't use my convertible top either. 
Nov 2012

68300 mi

US $600
Serpentine belt pullies and bearings were worn out and needed replacement. Cold air intake fan needed replacement as well. 
Porsche in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2009 - Apr 2012
Jun 2009

94860 mi

C $1200
Second water pump within 1 year replacement. The pump rattled for 4 days before dying. Coolant spashed all over engine. Complete replacement 1000 tow 200. 
Oct 2009

96720 mi

C $80
Both Halogens went out on low beam. 2 $15 light bulbs and a half hour to install. 
Dec 2009

97960 mi

C $800
Key became corrupt after water leaked into the drivers computer. Cause was faulty drainage pipe behind drivers seat. 
Mar 2010

99820 mi

C $200
Windshield convertible top sensor switch went kaput. After removing the hard top the switch worked for a few minutes then died. Had to manually put top up and order switch. 1 hour labour ($100) + parts ($56) + taxes. 
Sep 2010

104160 mi

C $1000
Convertible top push rods broke. 
Nov 2010

104780 mi

C $550
Convertible top push rods replaced. As well as drip trays in convertible top down position. Leak to front passenger side corrected with repair as well as top now functional. 
Porsche in Oregon, United States
Oct 2009 - Mar 2010
Dec 2009

129000 mi

US $350
Owner replaced water pump/thermostat and all coolant. 
Porsche in Arizona, United States
Aug 2009 - Jun 2011
Nov 2009

103000 mi

US $300
Electric change over valve in secondary emission system nonoperative and replaced. 
Mar 2010

104000 mi

US $200
Cracked oil filler causing loss of oil. Removed & replaced oil filler system. Also replaced AOS and cleaned throttle body since they were removed for repair. 
Porsche in Nevada, United States
Jul 2011 - May 2013
Sep 2011

96000 mi

US $450
relay for convertible top went out 
Jan 2012

102200 mi
water pump and v-belt replaced 
Aug 2012

101300 mi

US $780
Convertible top would not go up/down. Had to replace the convertible soft top microswitch ($45) and optionally replaced the e-brake engagement switch ($5). turn signal switch broke. had to replace the whole unit. replaced with a used one featuring the trip computer and had the wiring for that installed. the horn bump stop/switch had to be replaced. also had a four wheel alignment done. 
Jan 2013

99000 mi

US $60
Electrical connector passenger headlight snaps into came loose. Repair shop adjusted and replaced bulb, although the old bulb illuminated when directly attached to a 12v battery. 
Porsche in California, United States
Aug 2011 - Jun 2018
Mar 2012

56000 mi

US $1400
Rear plastic window developed major cracks. Replaced with glass window new top. 
Dec 2012

57000 mi

US $200
Visor cover broke 
Porsche in Colorado, United States
Jun 2013 - Sep 2013
Jul 2013

31700 mi

US $240
Replaced fuel exhaust vent valve because dealer broke it and did not mention it after they tried to hide it. 
Porsche in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2011 - Dec 2011
Apr 2011

60000 mi

US $300
Front engine mount was worn out. Replaced with new mount. 
Porsche in Alabama, United States
Jul 2011 - Nov 2012
Sep 2011

67000 mi

US $33
Fuel door lock actuator inop. Removed/replaced actuator. 
Feb 2012

70700 mi

US $87
Replaced failed check valve 993-113-250-03, a one way valve in the emissions related Secondary Air Injection system. 
May 2012

74300 mi

US $80
Faulty fuel tank vent line to throttle body (part number 996-110-129-06) causing air leak in intake system setting DTCs P1124 and P1126. 
Porsche in Oklahoma, United States
Oct 2010 - May 2012
Nov 2010

70000 mi

US $230
The trunk struts for the rear trunk could no longer hold up the trunk so i had them replaced under the Porsche certified preowned program. 
May 2012

89000 mi
When sold to a dealer the Boxster had A LOT of repairs coming its way...needed gaskets, engine overhaul... needed shocks needed seat shocks 
Porsche in Maryland, United States
Oct 2009 - Dec 2013
Sep 2011

45000 mi

US $3600
Variable camshaft timing system failure. Variocam actuator replaced and DME computer repaired. 
Porsche in California, United States
Jan 2011 - Sep 2011
Feb 2011

89000 mi

US $45
Ignition switch replaced. 
Apr 2011

90000 mi

US $950
Front engine mount failed. Rubber insert cracked. Replaced with factory new mount. 

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1999 Porsche Boxster 2-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Porsche in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2011 - Dec 2012
Dec 2011

63000 mi

US $10
Foam near left rear drain ripped. Repaired with silicone. 
Feb 2012

64400 mi

US $25
Passenger and driver's door leaking water into cabin. Vapor Barriers were torn. Replaced vapor barriers. 
Porsche in Louisiana, United States
Mar 2009 - Jun 2014
Aug 2010

47000 mi

US $960
passenger side window regulator failed. Window stuck in the open position. Dealer replaced ragulator and window motor. 
May 2012

48500 mi

US $382
passenger window inoperative, intermittently. Dealer found a loose connection to the window motor. Lots of labor cost to find a simple problem. 
Aug 2012

50200 mi

US $50
horn blows by itself. Horn bushings behind airbag mount were worn or had collapsed. Added silicone gel to renew the rubber bushings. 
Jun 2014

51000 mi
Unrepaired item: electrical portion of the ignition switch -- a common Porsche problem -- the switch would not spring back to the "run" position after starting. I bought the part, but never got around to installing it. 
Porsche in Connecticut, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2018
Sep 2010

55000 mi

US $220
Cracked coolant tank 
Dec 2013

59000 mi

US $300
Left rear wheel bearing - price include special tool abt $250 
Porsche in California, United States
Jun 2009 - Dec 2011
Sep 2009

77000 mi

US $330
Fuel gauge was not registering full even after topping off tank. Shop was supposed to fix it but was unsuccessful. Ordered sending unit. Fuel sending unit replaced but fuel gauge still does not register full after topping off although it is closer than before sending unit replaced. Shop claims the next thing to do is remove instrument cluster to see if gauge is working correctly. 
Nov 2009

78000 mi

US $337
Replaced worn out motor mount. 
Feb 2010

80000 mi

US $250
Alarm and immobilization connector came loose on M535 unit causing car to not start. 
Mar 2010

81000 mi

US $266
Rubber bellows on Oil/Air separator was replaced due to a hole causing a vacuum leak. Leak caused fault codes that caused a CEL. 
Apr 2010

81700 mi

US $90
Rubber vacuum tube on SAV under intake plenum was broken causing a vacuum leak and SA fault codes causing a CEL. Rubber vacuum tube replaced. 
Jul 2010

85500 mi

US $12
Water pump failure, water pump replaced with OEM. Serpentine belt showed wear and replaced. Replaced driver's side headlight bulb. 

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1997 Porsche Boxster 2-door

6-cylinder manual 2WD

Porsche in Michigan, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2014
Jun 2009

83000 mi

US $800
coolant storage tank cracked - typical of older Boxsters. 
Sep 2009

86000 mi

US $46
horns burned out due to horn pad bushings wearing out allowing horn to engage contacts continuously - known problem with older 4 spoke Porsche steering wheels. dates back several models. shame on Porsche for continuing to sell poor designs 
Jul 2010

89000 mi

US $120
Airbag light on. Stupid design of seatbelt with a resistor that will get dirty and / or fail. 
Oct 2010

92000 mi

US $300
Convertible top arm socket broke. Typical failure mode for Boxsters. 
Sep 2011

97000 mi

US $300
Some widget valve in the emissions system was bad (formerly this function was performed by PCV valves). 
Apr 2012

98500 mi
Airbag light, reset it with Durametric software. 
Sep 2012

102000 mi

US $3000
Rear main seal leaking.  New clutch/flywheel/release bearing (worn)& since the RMS was leaking it was a good time to replace. Also Intermediate Shaft Bearing replaced (known weakness of Boxsters), coolant temp sensor replaced, ebrake engmt sensor replaced. 
Porsche in California, United States
Jun 2017 - Jul 2018
May 2018

70000 mi

US $1500
New clutch 
Porsche in California, United States
Mar 2009 - Mar 2010
Apr 2009

80000 mi

US $300
Water pump was leaking at the bearing seal. Part was ordered on line and replaced by me 
Jul 2009

82000 mi

US $47
replace ignition coil pack 
Sep 2009

85000 mi

US $250
Coolant tank failed, had to be replaced 

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