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2016 Porsche Boxster repairs by problem area

Engine (14%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (14%)

Suspension and Steering (0%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (29%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (14%)

Other (29%)

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2016 Porsche Boxster repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (14%)

$100 - $499 (14%)

< $100 (71%)

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2016 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

375-horsepower 3.8L H6 6-speed manual RWD

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

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

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2016 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

330-horsepower 3.4L H6 6-speed manual RWD

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

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2016 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

315-horsepower 3.4L H6 6-speed manual RWD

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

1000 mi

US $400
Replace previously repaired tire 

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2016 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

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

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

13000 mi
Fan unit failed 
Apr 2017

15000 mi
Backup camera fails sporadically 
Sep 2017

21000 mi

US $750
Brake fluid flush 
Nov 2017

21525 mi
Door panels warped replaced under warranty 

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2015 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

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

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

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

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2015 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

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

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

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

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2014 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

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

Porsche Boxster in Michigan, United States
Apr 2014 - Oct 2017
Oct 2014

8000 mi
Side intake vents suck leaves in 
Porsche Boxster in Virginia, United States
Mar 2014 - Jul 2018
May 2014

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

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

22000 mi
Coil pack failed 
Mar 2017

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

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

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

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

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

15600 mi
Windshield washer hose broke at entry to hood. 
Porsche Boxster in Nevada, United States
Aug 2014 - Jun 2018
Sep 2014

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

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

20000 mi
Replacement of passenger lighted sun visor. The mirror cover had broken off. Repaired under warranty. 
Porsche Boxster in Texas, United States
Sep 2016 - Jul 2018
Oct 2017

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

48000 mi

US $65
Cylinder 5 ignition coil replaced 

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2014 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

315-horsepower 3.4L H6 6-speed manual RWD

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

10000 mi
bluetooth stopped working. auto start/stop did not work 
Porsche Boxster in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2016 - Dec 2019
Apr 2017

2900 mi
XM Radio became inoperative and antenna was replaced 
Porsche Boxster in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2013 - Jun 2018
Aug 2014

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

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

62000 mi
Reversing light assembly replaced under warranty 
Dec 2017

63000 mi

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

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2014 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

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

Porsche Boxster in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2017 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

8060 mi
1st attempt at repair, they replaced the [keyless entry] receiver antenna - did not fix problem.  2nd attempt, they replaced the [keyless entry] receiver and remotes; successful. 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Mar 2015 - Nov 2018
Jun 2018

58000 mi
Took car (at 58,000 miles) to local repair shop for oil change. Shop made errors in doing the procedure, and the engine seized (will require complete replacement) within 35 miles. 
Porsche Boxster in Nevada, United States
Nov 2015 - Nov 2016
Jan 2015

3000 mi
Front trunk enclosure not aligned properly / warped. Entire front trunk enclosure replaced 
Porsche Boxster in District of Columbia, United States
Sep 2015 - Feb 2017
May 2016

11700 mi
Airbag light on dash would light up intermittently while driving; dealer diagnosed issue with seatbelt, had to order a part 

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2014 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

265-horsepower 2.7L H6 6-speed manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in North Carolina, United States
Feb 2014 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

23000 mi
[Engine] seal replaced under warranty 
Porsche Boxster in New Jersey, United States
Jan 2016 - Jun 2018
Aug 2017

33000 mi
AC drain was blocked and water drips at passenger’s footwell. Drain was cleaned. 
Porsche Boxster in Maryland, United States
Mar 2016 - Apr 2017
Jun 2016

6000 mi
PCM did not load maps or nvigation. New PCM was installed under warranty 
Porsche Boxster in Florida, United States
May 2018 - Jun 2018
May 2018

24000 mi
blower motor replacement 

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2013 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

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

Porsche Boxster in North Carolina, United States
Jul 2017 - Apr 2018
Aug 2017

5500 mi
I had a top fault control error. The dealer replaced the 2 relay switches, one on each side of car behind seats under the convertible top. The cost would have been ~$1000 for parts and labor but the dealer paid for it per my purchase agreement. 
Porsche Boxster in Arizona, United States
May 2013 - Aug 2019
Jul 2017

10040 mi

US $35
Pinhole leak on the driver side muffler. It was a defect from the factory, not damage induced. Spot welded the pinhole leak. (it was in the weld). 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Mar 2014 - Aug 2014
Jun 2014

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

6000 mi
Active transmission mount throwing PADM fault. Replaced with new mount. 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Apr 2014 - Sep 2016
Oct 2015

24300 mi
Fuel sensor replaced to remedy check engine indicator. Headlight covers were cracking and the headlight assemblies were replaced. 
Porsche Boxster in Texas, United States
Jan 2014 - Jun 2018
Jan 2016

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

28000 mi
Replaced cracked windshield washer fluid tubing. 
Jul 2017

39000 mi

US $680
Replaced warped passenger door panel. 
Oct 2017

40000 mi

US $200
Refinish and re-coat headlights due to excessive and premature delamination of factory coating. 
Porsche Boxster in Washington, United States
Oct 2013 - Mar 2015
May 2014

19400 mi
Rattle from left behind driver: They adjusted trim. Improved but still rattles on certain roads. Rattle in dash around center speaker: Adjusted and fastened. Rattle gone. Driver seat squeaking: Adjusted leather against back shell. Fixed. 
Porsche Boxster in Sweden
Sep 2013 - Feb 2016
Jun 2014

9300 mi
Oil plug started leaking after regular oil change. Oil plug replaced. 
Porsche Boxster in Washington, United States
Sep 2014 - Dec 2014
Sep 2014

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

9000 mi

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

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

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

25000 mi
Fuel filler door locks up and opens by itself. Repaired with new parts. 
Porsche Boxster in Florida, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

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

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

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

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

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2013 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

315-horsepower 3.4L H6 6-speed manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in North Carolina, United States
Dec 2013 - Dec 2016
Mar 2014

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

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

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

17000 mi
When car horn is pressed it would continue to blow for about 10 seconds after the horn is released. 10 seconds does not seem like a lot but it's an eternity with the horn blowing in traffic. The dealer said it was a simple fix. 
Porsche Boxster in New Hampshire, United States
Dec 2013 - Dec 2015
Jan 2014

5000 mi
Some interior plastic trim came loose. 
Apr 2014

5200 mi
Seat memory stopped working. Computer/memory reset by dealer fixed problem. 
Porsche Boxster in Ohio, United States
May 2013 - Mar 2018
May 2015

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

26000 mi
coil failure replaced under warranty 
Porsche Boxster in Florida, United States
Sep 2015 - Apr 2018
Jan 2016 Auto shutoff not working properly. Battery replaced under warranty Parking brake would not disengage 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Jul 2014 - Aug 2020
Jul 2015

5200 mi
Modified fuel filler 

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2013 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

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

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

16120 mi
Door panel was coming loose from the door. They replaced the panel. Electric clock not working properly. New clock installed. 
Porsche Boxster in Florida, United States
Feb 2016 - Apr 2017
Sep 2016

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

19000 mi
convertible top stopped working. Dealer replaced convertible tops 2 motors and the control module. 
Porsche Boxster in California, United States
Dec 2014 - Sep 2018
Jan 2015

14200 mi
Driver side window wouldn't come down 
Feb 2016

18900 mi
Strange noise coming from inside door panel 

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2013 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

265-horsepower 2.7L H6 6-speed manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in Indiana, United States
Jan 2015 - Dec 2015
Jul 2015

4200 mi
No parts replaced. Adjustment made to brake switch electronics which had prevented cruise control and stability control 
Porsche Boxster in Michigan, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2018
Oct 2015

9000 mi

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

9000 mi
intermittent rattle in convertible top over very specific, sharp bumps on drivers side of car. 
Porsche Boxster in Virginia, United States
Dec 2013 - Sep 2014
Jun 2013

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

7000 mi
Hose from master cylinder loose, seeping fluid. 
Porsche Boxster in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2014 - Mar 2018
Jun 2016

18000 mi
Driver seat slightly "ajar." 
Jun 2017

22000 mi

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

27000 mi
PCM erratically rebooting. They updated the PCM for me. It didn’t totally fix the problem, but still happens, but much more intermittently. 
Porsche Boxster in Georgia, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

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

22000 mi
Squeaking driver's seat. Fixed at no charge under warranty (and there was a TSB). 
Porsche Boxster in Maryland, United States
Jul 2013 - Dec 2016
Jul 2013

11000 mi
Oil Pan replaced 
Oct 2016

38000 mi
Clutch pressure plate not completely releasing. Clutch replaced. 
Porsche Boxster in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2015 - Jun 2018
May 2015

9300 mi
GPS and XM not working, replaced PCM and antenna, no luck, turned out it was the wire connecting antenna and PCM. No problem since then 
Porsche Boxster in Illinois, United States
Jun 2014 - Mar 2016
Jun 2014

13000 mi
shift linkage loose and needed tightened 

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