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2007 Porsche Boxster repairs by problem area

Engine (25%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (4%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (6%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (31%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (17%)

Other (12%)

Chart based on 83 repairs.
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2007 Porsche Boxster repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (23%)

$500 - $999 (18%)

$100 - $499 (26%)

< $100 (27%)

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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.

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 Massachusetts, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2022
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. 
Aug 2019

165000 mi

US $800
Water pump failed and was replaced 
Sep 2019

166000 mi

US $900
Alternator was making grinding sound. Replaced alternator. 
Sep 2021

174000 mi

US $800
Leak in brake line. Had to replace section of line 
Porsche Boxster in Virginia, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2022
Jan 2013

31700 mi

US $287
Replace ignition coil pack on cylinder #3 
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 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

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 
Porsche Boxster in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2013 - Feb 2018
May 2014

27900 mi

C $1100
Tire pressure monitors needed replaced. 

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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

Replace Air Oil Separator 
Dec 2014

65720 mi

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

64500 mi

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

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2007 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

245-horsepower 2.7L H6 5-speed manual RWD

Porsche Boxster in Connecticut, United States
Feb 2021 - Jan 2022
Jan 2022

114000 mi

US $2050
Replace catalytic converters 
Porsche Boxster in Great Britain
Aug 2014 - Jun 2015
Dec 2014

82000 mi

Drivers side window motor 
Porsche Boxster in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2013 - Jul 2022
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 
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
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 2022
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
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 California, United States
Oct 2010 - Nov 2014
Feb 2011

59200 mi

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

60800 mi

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

79000 mi

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

101300 mi

US $600
Air pressure sensors died. Porsche dealer said that batteries are non replaceable and last 7 to 10 years. No word of this in maintenance manual. 
Porsche Boxster in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2022
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 Texas, United States
Dec 2012 - Mar 2018
Mar 2015

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

28600 mi

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

32000 mi

US $550
door handle stopped working 
Sep 2016

34000 mi

US $57
handle for folding seat forward 
Dec 2016

35000 mi

US $350
convertible top stopped working 
Apr 2017

36000 mi

US $1200
water pump failed & leaked 

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