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2004 Porsche Boxster repairs by problem area

Engine (51%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (2%)

Suspension and Steering (9%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (24%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (2%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 92 repairs.
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2004 Porsche Boxster repair cost distribution

$2500+ (11%)

$1000 - $2499 (15%)

$500 - $999 (19%)

$100 - $499 (29%)

< $100 (26%)

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Chart based on 73 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2004 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

264-horsepower 3.2L H6 6-speed manual RWD

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 Manitoba, Canada
Dec 2009 - May 2013
Jun 2012

32860 mi

C $450
Window relay stopped working properly 
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 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 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. 

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2004 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

258-horsepower 3.2L H6 6-speed manual RWD

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 British Columbia, Canada
Dec 2009 - Dec 2017
Oct 2015

29140 mi

C $2700
Right rear wheel bearing replaced 
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 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
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 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. 
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 California, United States
Apr 2011 - Sep 2014
Aug 2014

69000 mi

US $55
Coolant leak. Coolant reservoir vent replaced. 

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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 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 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 Colorado, United States
Jun 2011 - Jul 2012
Jun 2012

27000 mi

US $1000
Bad power steering pump 
Porsche Boxster in Alberta, Canada
Aug 2011 - Jun 2018
May 2013

60240 mi

C $1000
Changed motor carrier (mount) 
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
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
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 
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 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 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 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 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 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
Sep 2009 - Jun 2018
Jun 2016

32000 mi

US $580
Alternator stopped charging. Replaced. 
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

82000 mi

US $10000
Cracked head due to failed water pump. Trying to source new head. 
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 Manitoba, Canada
Sep 2014 - Jul 2018
Jul 2017

60140 mi

C $250
Replaced a radiator that had a pinhole leak. 
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 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) 

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2003 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

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

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. 
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 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. 

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2003 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

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

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 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 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 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. 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2015
Jun 2015

126000 mi

US $550
Replaced the motor mount 
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 

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2003 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

228-horsepower 2.7L H6 5-speed manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in Minnesota, United States
Aug 2009 - Dec 2017
Apr 2016

50000 mi

US $500
Wheel bearing failure 
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 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 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 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 New Jersey, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2018
Jan 2015

119500 mi

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 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. 
Porsche Boxster in Ohio, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Nov 2016

59200 mi

US $119
Replaced Oil Separator 
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 

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2002 Porsche Boxster

Engine not specified

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 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. 
Porsche Boxster in Texas, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2011
Feb 2010

65000 mi

US $2000
Alternator went out 

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2002 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

250-horsepower 3.2L H6 6-speed manual RWD

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 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 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 Ontario, Canada
Feb 2011 - May 2011
May 2011

93000 mi

C $2600
main seal, clutch and bearing seal 
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 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 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 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 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 California, United States
Jan 2011 - Sep 2013
Mar 2013

83000 mi

US $240
The Air Oil Separator failed and was replaced. 
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 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! 
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 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 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 Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2012 - Jul 2018
May 2018

49000 mi

US $2000
Wheel bearing,  torn cv boots, 
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 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

70200 mi

US $404
Worn rear trailing arm bushings caused a rattle. Replaced arms. 

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2002 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

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

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

66960 mi

A $600
Alternator needed to be replaced 

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2002 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

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

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 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 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 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 New Jersey, United States
Jul 2009 - Sep 2009
Feb 2009

48000 mi
Replaced Engine (IMS Failed) 
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 Slovenia
Sep 2009 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

75640 mi
Replaced 2 headlight bulbs. Fixed a rattle in the exhaust (heat shield.) 
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 Louisiana, United States
Jul 2009 - Jan 2013
Apr 2010

29000 mi

US $200
Replaced outer tie rod ends 
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Ontario, Canada
May 2009 - Jun 2018
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. 
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 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 Texas, United States
Aug 2010 - Oct 2011
Dec 2010

51000 mi

US $300
Replaced Coolant reservoir 
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 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 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 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 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 Ontario, Canada
Nov 2009 - Jan 2012
May 2011

43400 mi

C $1400
needed O2 sensor 
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 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
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 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 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

84000 mi

US $3000
replace clutch and flywheel 
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 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. 
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 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 Washington, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2012
Oct 2009

57000 mi

US $720
replaced LR wheel bearing 
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 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 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 Illinois, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2014
Jan 2014

US $500
wheel bearing 
Porsche Boxster in Washington, United States
Nov 2015 - Dec 2015
Nov 2015

43000 mi

US $12050
cracked head 
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 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 Washington, United States
Dec 2011 - Jun 2016
Jan 2012

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 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 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 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. 

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2001 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

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

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 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 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. 
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 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. 

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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 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 
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 Virginia, United States
Jul 2014 - Sep 2015
Jul 2014

45000 mi

US $750
Leaky coolant tank. 

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2001 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

217-horsepower 2.7L H6 5-speed manual RWD

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 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 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 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 Queensland, Australia
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
May 2017

68200 mi

A $2000
Injectors replaced 
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 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 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. 
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 New Mexico, United States
Aug 2014 - Jun 2018
Mar 2015

83000 mi

US $350
replaced coolant expansion tank 
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 Florida, United States
Nov 2009 - Dec 2012
May 2012

47300 mi
Replaced a weak battery 
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

104300 mi

US $210
Vacuum leak -a hose had cracked 

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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 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
Mar 2012 - Jan 2013
Jan 2013

US $500
inner right side cv joint and boot replaced. outer right side boot 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 Connecticut, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2018
Jul 2013

24000 mi

US $89
Bad O2 sensor replaced 
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 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 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 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
Sep 2012 - Jun 2013
May 2013

96600 mi

US $12000
Cylinder heads, main bearing, clutch 
Porsche Boxster in Nebraska, United States
Oct 2012 - Jun 2018
Jun 2013

26000 mi

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

58900 mi

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

58900 mi
Leak in cooling system....no trouble found....noticed on next trip with car 
Porsche Boxster in North Carolina, United States
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 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 New Jersey, United States
Sep 2012 - Jun 2018
Oct 2014

213500 mi

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

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

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

48200 mi

US $800
Had the CV boots replaced, both axles 
Porsche Boxster in Indiana, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
May 2018

33000 mi

US $700
CV Boots replaced 

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2000 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

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

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

71000 mi

US $1200
Air/Oil separator 
Apr 2014

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

83200 mi

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

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2000 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

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

Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Mar 2009 - Dec 2011
Apr 2009

30000 mi

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

30000 mi

US $100
Ignition key switch went out 
Sep 2009

35000 mi

US $750
Alternator had to be replaced. 
May 2011

43000 mi

US $650
air-water separator 
Sep 2011

45000 mi

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

71000 mi

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

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2000 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

217-horsepower 2.7L H6 5-speed manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in Florida, United States
Feb 2009 - Jul 2011
Jun 2010

34000 mi

US $50
Window came off track 
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 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 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 North Carolina, United States
Aug 2009 - Jul 2012
Sep 2009

53000 mi

US $400
passenger side window regulator replaced. 
Porsche Boxster in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2009 - Jun 2018
Jul 2010

94000 mi

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

98000 mi

US $475
Bad horns Leaking spark plug tubes 
May 2011

103000 mi

US $1250
water pump failed 
Feb 2012

117000 mi

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

124000 mi

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

132800 mi

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

144500 mi

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

154000 mi

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

178000 mi

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

74200 mi

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

56000 mi

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

59000 mi

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

47000 mi

US $300
Coolant reservoir. 
Aug 2010

47000 mi

US $300
CEL codes. 
Porsche Boxster in Washington, United States
Aug 2012 - Jul 2018
Jul 2018

69000 mi

US $745
Cracked exhaust manifold 
Porsche Boxster in Delaware, United States
Apr 2011 - Jun 2012
May 2011

67000 mi
pulleys tensioners and belt 
Porsche Boxster in New York, United States
Feb 2011 - May 2013
Sep 2011

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

54000 mi

US $200
replace ignition switch 
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 
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 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 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 Jersey, United States
Mar 2010 - Oct 2011
May 2010

73000 mi

US $2000
engine warning light 

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

96000 mi

US $789
upper control arm 

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