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2008 Porsche Boxster repairs by problem area

Engine (20%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (1%)

Brakes and Traction Control (1%)

Suspension and Steering (1%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (36%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (35%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 69 repairs.
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2008 Porsche Boxster repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (8%)

$500 - $999 (12%)

$100 - $499 (23%)

< $100 (52%)

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Chart based on 60 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2008 Porsche Boxster

Engine not specified

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

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

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2008 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

295-horsepower 3.4L H6 6-speed manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in Florida, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2018
Jan 2011

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

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

39000 mi

US $2900
The convertible top did not work. They had my car for almost 3 months before they could fix it. 
Porsche Boxster in South Carolina, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2018
Aug 2011

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

30000 mi
key remote working inconsistently 
May 2012

31400 mi
key remote again working intermittently 
Jan 2017

33300 mi

US $700
Air/oil separator failed and had to be replaced. 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Oct 2009 - Sep 2015
Nov 2009

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

69000 mi

US $500
Oil air separator failed, previously failed at 42k 
Porsche Boxster in Delaware, United States
Sep 2010 - Dec 2014
Sep 2014

47000 mi

US $1300
Replaced 2 rear tire and the TPS system. 
Porsche Boxster in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2009 - Mar 2012
Sep 2009

6500 mi
radio fade 
Jul 2011

16100 mi

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

17000 mi
Tire pressure sending unit in left rear tire failed 
Porsche Boxster in New York, United States
Apr 2010 - Apr 2012
May 2011

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

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

11200 mi

US $1100
Replaced water pump. 
Feb 2014

13000 mi

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

18000 mi

US $400
Convertible top repaired. Parts of the mechanism (elastic straps) were replaced. 
Porsche Boxster in Michigan, United States
Sep 2009 - Dec 2011
Oct 2010

21000 mi
Burned rubber smell from exhaust fans. Could not replicate at dealer. No fix. Has not occurred again. 
Porsche Boxster in Alabama, United States
Sep 2009 - Jul 2013
Jul 2010

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

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

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

27000 mi

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

29000 mi

US $156
Battery would not hold a charge had to be replaced. 
Porsche Boxster in Georgia, United States
Sep 2009 - Sep 2012
Jul 2011

38000 mi
Auxiliary air compressor inoperative (the one for filling a flat tire). 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Dec 2013 - Sep 2015
Dec 2013

14000 mi
Cam position sensor had a small oil leak. 
Porsche Boxster in South Africa
Jun 2014 - Jul 2018
Jun 2014

40300 mi

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

40500 mi

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

44640 mi

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

45260 mi

R 200
Engine mount broken. DIY replacement. 
Oct 2015

47520 mi

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

27700 mi
Convertible top retraction arms broke. 

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2008 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

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

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

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

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2008 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

245-horsepower 2.7L H6 5-speed manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in Nevada, United States
Sep 2009 - May 2013
Apr 2010

12200 mi
small stress crack in instrument cluster plastic cover 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2011
Feb 2010

7100 mi
Convertible top. Convertible Top repair 
Porsche Boxster in Michigan, United States
Jun 2012 - Jun 2018
May 2016

29000 mi

US $100
Oil level sensor gave false low-level reading. Shop "re-flashed" the affected electronic component and correct level was then displayed. Since then the sensor has displayed some minor variations in oil level. 
Porsche Boxster in Indiana, United States
Aug 2012 - Sep 2017
Aug 2015

21900 mi

US $300
Convertible top - edge of cloth top closed outside the lip of the frame when putting the top up. Replaced strap that properly aligns the two parts. 
Porsche Boxster in New York, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2017
Jun 2017

53000 mi

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

35340 mi

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

35700 mi
Airbag light came on and I had it repaired. 
Jul 2012

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

34200 mi

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

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

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

38200 mi

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

39000 mi

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

38700 mi

US $100
The bushing on the front suspension was worn out and needed to be replaced. 
Porsche Boxster in Texas, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2015

37000 mi

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

42500 mi

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

51200 mi

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

13000 mi

US $500
Convertible top mechanism failed, the plastic link ends connecting motor actuator to top bows broke in both L & R sides. Additional parts broken found by dealer. 
Porsche Boxster in Connecticut, United States
Jul 2009 - Apr 2016
Nov 2010

10200 mi
Cupholder door would not open reliabliy  Passenger seatbelt twisted and damaged seat trim due to way it hung against seat. Likely manufacturing defect. Dealer backed into car at shop, causing damage to front bumper. Replaced and repainted by dealer. 
Porsche Boxster in Florida, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2018
Jun 2011

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

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

23000 mi

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

26000 mi

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

34000 mi

US $175
Had to replace battery. 
Jun 2016

38000 mi

US $23
cable holding gas cap to car broke. required replacement of cap and cable. 

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2008 Porsche Boxster 2-door

6-cylinder manual 2WD

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

57000 mi

US $1300
Replace clutch 

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2007 Porsche Boxster

Engine not specified

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

10000 mi

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

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

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2007 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

295-horsepower 3.4L H6 6-speed manual RWD

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

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

29000 mi
TPMS sensors required replacement. 
Porsche Boxster in Virginia, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2018
Jan 2013

19200 mi

US $287
Replace ignition coil pack on cylinder #3 
Porsche Boxster in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2013 - Feb 2018
May 2014

27900 mi

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

47000 mi

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

54000 mi

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

55000 mi

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

62000 mi

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

69000 mi

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

80800 mi

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

82500 mi

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

97500 mi

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

94300 mi

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

110000 mi

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

111000 mi

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

122500 mi

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

130000 mi

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

133000 mi

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

139000 mi

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

142000 mi

US $800
Soft top did not settle in to channels when raised. Dealer replaced several interior cloth pieces and elastic. I have no idea why this took over two weeks. 
Porsche Boxster in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2012
May 2011

12000 mi

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

12600 mi

US $489
Passenger side power window motor failed had to be replaced. 
Porsche Boxster in New Zealand
Jul 2013 - Oct 2015
Jan 2015

26660 mi

$1800
Horn replacement 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
May 2014 - Jan 2018
Feb 2015

52000 mi

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

57000 mi

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

60000 mi

US $3200
Water leaked into interior and damaged 2 computers under the passenger seat requiring replacement. The computer working the top malfunctioned and caused damage to 2 control rods in the top assembly 

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2007 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

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

Porsche Boxster in Egypt
Dec 2013 - Jan 2015
Jan 2014

$90
Replace Air Oil Separator 
Dec 2014

65720 mi

$400
Leak in transmission oil gasket. 
Porsche Boxster in Florida, United States
Mar 2011 - May 2019
Feb 2011

5400 mi
Rear Main Seal replaced 
Jun 2016

15000 mi

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

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

19000 mi
... replaced TPMS on all wheels ... 
Porsche Boxster in Tennessee, United States
Jan 2013 - Jun 2016
Apr 2013

64500 mi

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

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2007 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

245-horsepower 2.7L H6 5-speed manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2010 - Mar 2018
Sep 2014

36000 mi

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

46000 mi

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

7557 mi
Purchased CPO 
Jun 2009

14103 mi
Replaced passenger side soft top push rod 
Mar 2010

27561 mi

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

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

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

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

30000 mi
Wind block had snap that holds it in place on the roll hoop replaced. 
Porsche Boxster in Texas, United States
Dec 2012 - Mar 2018
Mar 2015

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

28600 mi

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

32000 mi

US $550
door handle stopped working 
Sep 2016

34000 mi

US $57
handle for folding seat forward 
Dec 2016

35000 mi

US $350
convertible top stopped working 
Apr 2017

36000 mi

US $1200
water pump failed & leaked 
Porsche Boxster in Great Britain
Aug 2014 - Jun 2015
Dec 2014

82000 mi

£200
Drivers side window motor 
Porsche Boxster in South Carolina, United States
Apr 2014 - Jun 2018
May 2015

45000 mi

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

46500 mi

US $300
Amplifier 
Feb 2017

56000 mi

US $1100
Front pads and rotors needed replacing 
Jun 2017

58000 mi

US $2300
Rear pads and rotors 
Jan 2018

61000 mi

US $450
Replace battery 
Porsche Boxster in Georgia, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2018
Apr 2012

30200 mi

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

39000 mi

US $500
replaced pulley bearings for belt. 
Nov 2014

40300 mi

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

43000 mi

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

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

51000 mi

US $900
Replace battery. Replaced micro switch for front hood latch 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Oct 2010 - Nov 2014
Feb 2011

59200 mi

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

60800 mi

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

79000 mi

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

101300 mi

US $600
Air pressure sensors died. Porsche dealer said that batteries are non replaceable and last 7 to 10 years. No word of this in maintenance manual. 
Porsche Boxster in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2013 - Jul 2020
Jul 2014

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

44020 mi

C $3100
replaced Rear main engine seal, intermediate shaft bearing seal, dual mass clutch plate plus clutch assembly 

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2006 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

280-horsepower 3.2L H6 6-speed manual RWD

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

70000 mi

US $2000
Damaged plastic hose that drains water under convertible top trays. Leaks water into passenger footwell and damages rear control module. 
Porsche Boxster in South Carolina, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2018
Dec 2013

125000 mi

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

185000 mi

US $800
Replace master cylinder 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Sep 2014 - Jun 2018
Apr 2015

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

58000 mi

US $1400
Replaced cracked coolant overflow tank 
Dec 2012

62000 mi

US $60
Replaced rear hatch shock absorber 
Oct 2013

70000 mi

US $3100
replace clutch and dual-mass flywheel, change transmission fluid 

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2006 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

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

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

29000 mi

£620
Exhaust brackets replaced 
Oct 2017

34000 mi

£800
New rear springs. 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Oct 2011 - Dec 2016
Oct 2012

33000 mi

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

35000 mi
Bad miss at high RPM under hard acceleration. MAF issue. All DIY repair. [I have diag equipment and keep spare parts. In this case did not purchase out of pocket.] 

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2006 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

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

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

28600 mi

US $50
horn inoperative 
Dec 2013

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

31200 mi

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

38000 mi

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

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2006 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

240-horsepower 2.7L H6 5-speed manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in Iowa, United States
Nov 2009 - Feb 2015
Sep 2011

39000 mi

US $600
An acute problem with sound system: heavy bass noise in the system. Diagnosed as a faulty amplifier, which had to be replaced. Left rear brake light failed and had to be replaced. 
Porsche Boxster in Indiana, United States
Mar 2011 - Jun 2018
Mar 2014

62000 mi

US $1400
Water pump seized causing the belt to be thrown off (according to the dealer) I am unconvinced that the water pump was truly defective, but have no proof. 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Nov 2010 - Dec 2014
Jun 2012

30000 mi

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

37300 mi

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

40000 mi

US $1300
Replaced power steering pump. 
Jul 2014

41000 mi

US $1100
Replaced water pump 
Porsche Boxster in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2010 - Feb 2013
Jun 2011

19840 mi

C $320
driver window motor sensors not working properly 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Mar 2011 - Jun 2018
Dec 2011

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

65000 mi

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

78000 mi

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

81000 mi

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

116000 mi

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

122000 mi

US $800
Pads and rotors worn. 
Porsche Boxster in Florida, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2013
Jul 2010

14000 mi
rear oil seal leaking 
Porsche Boxster in British Columbia, Canada
Oct 2011 - Mar 2013
Nov 2011

40300 mi

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

47120 mi

C $1000
water pump replaced 
Porsche Boxster in District of Columbia, United States
Oct 2013 - Dec 2017
Oct 2013

47000 mi

US $2500
Water pump 
Jul 2015

68000 mi
Check Engine Light 
Porsche Boxster in Arkansas, United States
Feb 2011 - Jun 2018
Dec 2011

63252 mi

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

76000 mi

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

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

80200 mi

US $1835
Replaced clutch. I thought it was going to turn out to be a mechanical failure (clutch pedal pulsated) but ended up being just worn down. Replaced it and smooth as silk now.  
Porsche Boxster in Florida, United States
Dec 2011 - Mar 2016
Nov 2014

32000 mi

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

43200 mi

US $240
Bad brake switch. Caused PSM & ABS warnings on dash and car had no brake lights. Window loose in track. 
Porsche Boxster in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2012 - Jul 2014
Jun 2012

34100 mi

C $1280
bad cell in battery 
Porsche Boxster in Quebec, Canada
Jun 2011 - Aug 2011
Aug 2011

42160 mi
AC not working (blowing hot air). Shop confirmed that freon gas was missing but could not locate leak. Decided to purge AC, refill and add colorant. AC is now working well, but presumed leak pobably still present. Will be checked again. 
Porsche Boxster in Ohio, United States
Aug 2009 - Sep 2012
Apr 2010

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

37000 mi
Broken main shaft and first gear. 
Sep 2011

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

80300 mi

US $1900
Broken front left spring 
May 2014

91000 mi

US $1200
Tire pressure sensors needed replacement 

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2005.5 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

240-horsepower 2.7L H6 5-speed manual RWD

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

65200 mi

£400
Corroded condenser leaking gas 

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2005 Porsche Boxster

Engine not specified

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

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

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2005 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

280-horsepower 3.2L H6 6-speed manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in Iowa, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2011
Jun 2009

32000 mi
Air conditioning didn't blow cold air. Dealer replaced A/C relay under CPO warranty. 
Porsche Boxster in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2010 - Jun 2014
Sep 2010

33480 mi
Catastrophic engine failure believed to be IMS-Intermediate Shaft failure. New crate engine to be installed at Porsche's expense. Without vehicle for two weeks. 
Porsche Boxster in Connecticut, United States
Feb 2011 - Mar 2018
Jun 2014

37000 mi
The front hood latch was sending a spurious signal to the computer and needed to be replaced. 
Porsche Boxster in Arizona, United States
Jul 2010 - Mar 2018
Nov 2010

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

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

30300 mi

US $250
Worn out seat belt retractor 
Apr 2015

55200 mi

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

62000 mi

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

72000 mi

US $1500
Transmission for convertible motor rebuilt to stop grinding noise 
Porsche Boxster in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2009 - Sep 2012
Jun 2010

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

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

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

46100 mi
Replaced 2 vent louvres 
Porsche Boxster in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2009 - Mar 2010
Aug 2009

26660 mi
IMS Failure...Blown Engine 
Porsche Boxster in Florida, United States
Sep 2009 - Dec 2010
Jun 2010

47000 mi

US $600
A/C recharge. 
Porsche Boxster in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2012 - Sep 2016
Jan 2014

35000 mi

US $1500
Replaced coils. Car ran poorly when cold. 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Jun 2012 - Aug 2013
Apr 2013

55500 mi

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

18000 mi

US $2100
Scheduled maintenance, First set of 4 new Bridgestone tires, Oil,Lube & filter, Wiper blades, head light adjustment. 
Porsche Boxster in Great Britain
Jun 2013 - Sep 2016
Jun 2015

62000 mi

£650
Replacement of clutch pressure plate 
Jul 2016

70200 mi
Replacement of coil packs after one failed 
Porsche Boxster in New York, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

13000 mi

US $477
Got "system fault-visit workshop" message due to cleaning headlight covers with microfiber towel. 
Porsche Boxster in Virginia, United States
Mar 2009 - Dec 2013
Nov 2009

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

35100 mi

US $150
Replaced Battery 
Dec 2013

39000 mi

US $847
Water Pump replaced. Could hear a slight grind coming from behind passenger seat. Bearing was going out. Impeller was not damaged. 
Porsche Boxster in Colorado, United States
Mar 2010 - Sep 2011
Sep 2010

41000 mi
Check engine light came on. Dealer determined the carbon canister was leaking, ordered part and reset light.  The carbon canister was replaced under extended warranty with no out-of-pocket costs. 
Porsche Boxster in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

34720 mi

C $1000
Real main seal leak, not yet fixed. 
Porsche Boxster in Texas, United States
Feb 2011 - Apr 2014
Apr 2011

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

36000 mi

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

39100 mi

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

45600 mi

US $100
Rear main seal and water pump. 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Feb 2010 - May 2020
May 2010

64000 mi

US $45
Top Push rod end replaced because of loose trim interference contact. 
Porsche Boxster in Colorado, United States
Apr 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

78000 mi

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

78000 mi

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

79000 mi

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

81000 mi

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

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

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

30900 mi

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

52000 mi

US $600
Check Engine light came on. Codes checked and no major issues diagnosed. Codes reset. Same thing happened once or twice more. Mechanic spent a lot of time chasing potential electrical problems, and ultimately found the problem. A wire somewhere in the harness was pinched, creating intermitant check engine lights. Problem has been fixed. Worked in an oil change when the other work was done. 
Porsche Boxster in Maine, United States
Nov 2014 - Sep 2016
May 2015

79400 mi

US $1200
Alternator pulley 
Nov 2015

84000 mi

US $300
Engine Failure! 
Porsche Boxster in Missouri, United States
Mar 2009 - Jun 2018
Apr 2009

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

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

40000 mi
Repaired water pump under warranty 
Dec 2010

59000 mi

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

65600 mi

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

84000 mi

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

87500 mi

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

88000 mi

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

93000 mi

US $180
Replaced rear bushings 
Apr 2017

98450 mi

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

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

105000 mi

US $1600
broken top starter replaced 
Porsche Boxster in Texas, United States
Mar 2010 - Jul 2018
Mar 2011

27000 mi

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

35500 mi

US $980
Water pump, replaced thermostat, serpentine belt and coolant flush done also 
Porsche Boxster in Colorado, United States
Nov 2014 - Sep 2016
Nov 2014

18000 mi
CD player would not play. 
Porsche Boxster in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2015
Nov 2012

52000 mi
Clutch pedal was high... replaced clutch 

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2005 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

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

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

29000 mi

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

30000 mi

US $350
broken shift linkage 
Porsche Boxster in Florida, United States
Sep 2013 - Apr 2014
Oct 2013

46000 mi

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

47000 mi

US $1600
Leaking high pressure power steering line 
Porsche Boxster in Michigan, United States
May 2009 - Dec 2012
May 2011

8600 mi

US $300
driver's electric seat switch broken rear stretch cord supporting ragtop broke 

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2005 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

240-horsepower 2.7L H6 6-speed manual RWD

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

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

72300 mi

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

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2005 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

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

Porsche Boxster in Delaware, United States
May 2009 - Oct 2010
Jun 2009

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

56700 mi

US $290
Replaced spring in oil pump and drained and replaced oil and filter. 
Porsche Boxster in Texas, United States
Jun 2013 - Jul 2017
Oct 2014

47700 mi

US $100
AOS failure 
Porsche Boxster in Tennessee, United States
Mar 2015 - Jul 2016
May 2016

105000 mi

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

40300 mi

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

44740 mi

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

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

46500 mi

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

47740 mi

C $75
One low beam H7 halogen headlight bulb burned out, was alerted by car messaging system. Owner replaced both low beam bulbs as the color temperature was different, and they tend to burn out together. The bulb appeared to be original - lasted 12 years! While replacing the headlight bulbs I polished the headlights with a headlight restore kit from Wolfgang. The headlights had to be removed from the car and since they were out it was easier to polish at the same time. Slight fading was removed. 
Porsche Boxster in Virginia, United States
Apr 2007 - Jun 2018
May 2007

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

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

19000 mi

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

34000 mi

US $450
Replace leaking water pump 
Sep 2017

48500 mi

US $1400
Replaced alternator 
Mar 2018

53000 mi

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

25110 mi
Failed cat - replaced under Warranty. Exhaust Manifold - Replaced Under Warranty. 

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2005 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

240-horsepower 2.7L H6 5-speed manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Mar 2009 - May 2011
Oct 2010

51200 mi

US $2006
While driving at a low speed, the engine suddenly had a rattling sound like a rock in a tin can. Intermediate shaft failure. 10 months past the warranty, Porsche provided a new engine for free, I had to pay for labor. 
Porsche Boxster in Colorado, United States
Nov 2009 - May 2013
Sep 2012

19000 mi

US $350
convertible top cable broke and was replaced. 
Porsche Boxster in Florida, United States
Mar 2009 - Feb 2010
Apr 2009

40000 mi
Exterior A pillar trim had faded 
Porsche Boxster in Virginia, United States
Mar 2009 - Jul 2018
Jun 2009

37000 mi
Seat belt tensioner would not release 
Oct 2009

40000 mi

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

48000 mi

US $40
AC condensation drain blocked. 
May 2011

51700 mi

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

68000 mi

US $45
Convertible top not closing properly 
Aug 2014

71000 mi

US $150
Convertible top malfunction 
Sep 2014

72000 mi

US $200
Convertible top cables realigned. 
Nov 2015

78600 mi

US $300
window switch replaced 
Jun 2017

88000 mi

US $250
pads, rotors 
Jul 2018

89000 mi

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

34000 mi

US $503
Hood parts snapped 
Porsche Boxster in Florida, United States
Jan 2010 - Feb 2017
Mar 2010

38000 mi

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

52000 mi

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

58000 mi

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

59000 mi

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

66700 mi

US $200
Replaced Motor and Transmission Mounts 
Sep 2012

70000 mi

US $75
Replaced water pump 
Dec 2013

84000 mi

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

102000 mi

US $1100
Alternator replaced and oil changed 
Dec 2016

115000 mi

US $300
Replaced door sill trunk and frunk switches. 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Jun 2009 - Dec 2015
Jul 2009

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

73000 mi

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

106000 mi

US $1000
Water pump broke 
Jul 2013

106700 mi

US $400
Air oil separator broke; 
Porsche Boxster in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2008 - Nov 2010
Jun 2008

12000 mi
ac vent (warranty item) 
Oct 2010

23000 mi
IMS failure. No warning, occured in traffic, at idle, in neutral. towed to the dealer. Porsche will pay for 100% although the car is 20 months out of warranty. the car was purchased from and maintained by the dealer doing the work. 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Mar 2009 - Sep 2011
Dec 2009

35000 mi

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

45000 mi

US $48
Replaced passenger side brake light. 
Aug 2011

51000 mi

US $620
Convertible top linkage failed.  Front trunk release switch failed. 
Porsche Boxster in New York, United States
Feb 2008 - Jul 2016
Jun 2008

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

28399 mi
Repaired convertible top mechanism 
Nov 2010

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

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

49000 mi

US $300
Airbag controller had to be replaced, only a couple of days out-of-warranty. Porsche paid for part ($700), I paid labor ($300). Warning light went on about a year ago, but dealer couldn't find problem. 
Porsche Boxster in Washington, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

82000 mi

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

83400 mi

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

90000 mi

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

92000 mi

US $800
brakes 
Porsche Boxster in Washington, United States
Nov 2014 - Jan 2018
Feb 2015

99600 mi

US $1200
Replaced leaking water pump 
Jan 2018

109000 mi

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

45260 mi

C $300
Oil surpressor leak 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Feb 2014 - Oct 2014
Oct 2014

53000 mi

US $770
Airbag control module died. 
Porsche Boxster in Prince Edward Island, Canada
Jul 2015 - Jan 2017
Sep 2015

46500 mi

C $300
Top control arms. Both push rod plastic ball joints were broken. 
Porsche Boxster in Maryland, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2011
Feb 2009

55000 mi

US $432
Convertible top linkage repair 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

35000 mi

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

36000 mi

US $9500
replaced complete engine 
Porsche Boxster in New York, United States
Mar 2009 - Jun 2011
Jun 2009

34000 mi

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

14296 mi

US $1093
Yearly Service. Replaced battery. Low Horn replaced. Fixed passenger side window switch - window did not drop when opening doors. Replaced brake fluid and cabin filter. Still under Porsche Certified Warranty. 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Sep 2013 - Jun 2018
Apr 2014

28200 mi

US $165
No sound from audio system. 
Oct 2014

30000 mi

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

81000 mi

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

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

86000 mi

US $100
Fuel pump relay. 
Porsche Boxster in New York, United States
Sep 2011 - Jun 2018
Aug 2015

55000 mi

US $25
Replaced ball socket ends on convertible top push rods 
Porsche Boxster in Nova Scotia, Canada
Jul 2010 - Mar 2018
Aug 2010

20460 mi

C $10000
engine failure..due to 1 cam lifter collapsing..premature wear..destroying lifter camshaft oil pumpos etc etc..still waiting for parts after 4 weeks 
Porsche Boxster in Tennessee, United States
Feb 2010 - Apr 2018
Jan 2011

40700 mi
Broken air vent, part ordered  
Feb 2011

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

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

44000 mi

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

42260 mi

C $1500
Convertible rooftop push rods and cable replaced also timing was adjusted. 
Porsche Boxster in Indiana, United States
Dec 2012 - Jan 2018
Jan 2013

68800 mi
Door switch the keep window down till door is closed lost the cam follower that makes it function. 
May 2014

71000 mi

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

72000 mi

US $18
One of the ball end of the convertible top push rods broke and required replacing. Bought a part off ebay for $18 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Sep 2013 - Feb 2020
Oct 2013

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

72000 mi

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

74000 mi

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

76200 mi

US $500
Door latch mechanism was sending inconsistent signals, causing window to act erratically as door was opened or closed. 
Porsche Boxster in Indiana, United States
Jun 2013 - Jun 2018
May 2015

112000 mi

US $6
Replaced left headlamp bulb 
Feb 2017

122000 mi

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

124000 mi
Replaced worn-out struts 
Mar 2018

125000 mi

US $15
Replaced battery because it was 7 years old with same brand/type Interstate MTP48/H6 Replaced rear trunk lid lift support 
Porsche Boxster in Ohio, United States
Jun 2012 - Dec 2019
Sep 2013

33000 mi
Convertible top mechanism malfunction. 
Jul 2015

45000 mi

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

60000 mi

US $1500
Oil pan damaged 
Oct 2016

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

78000 mi

US $100
check engine light on; fuel tank cap replaced. 
Porsche Boxster in Florida, United States
Jan 2010 - Aug 2012
Jan 2011

53000 mi
Water Pump was making noises and required replacement. Covered by certified warranty. 

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