2002 Porsche Boxster Problem Reports

Most Reported 2002 Porsche Boxster Problem Reports

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Smoke, oil consumption, and fuel trim issues with various fault codes can be traced to an internal leak at the oil separator.

The power windows not lowering when the Cabriolet top latch and/or door handle is operated or lowering unexpectedly while driving can be caused by a failing Cabriolet top or door handle micro switch. Diagnoses will be required to determine which switch is at fault and will require replacement.

If the vehicle cannot return to run position after start or if the interior fan is not getting power, it may be the electrical portion of the ignition switch has become erratic or has failed. The entire switch assembly should be replaced.

The drains in the Cabriolet top can clog, causing water to leak onto the carpets. Water can also accumulate in the doors, causing various electrical problems.

Engine oil leaks can occur at the rear main seal and/or intermediate support cover o-ring; a revised seal is available. A careful diagnosis with proper tools is necessary to verify dimensional accuracy of the crankshaft to engine block.

If the airbag warning light illuminates, it must be attended to quickly. Seat belt buckles, wiring updates/repairs, and/or airbag module faults may be the cause.

Persistent coolant loss can be caused by a small leak at the coolant reservoir. Our technicians tell us the leak may not be visible due to the trunk carpet hiding the leak.

Abnormal noise may be noted when shifting or reverse gear is selected in vehicles with a manual transmission. If this problem is encountered, proper operation of shift cables and clutch should be verified before any other repairs are attempted.

Electrical issues—windows lowering after locking or leaving the vehicle—can be caused by a defect in the window motors.

Cam tensioner/cam timing issues can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate.

To ensure engine longevity, coolant loss and overheating issues need to be resolved. Coolant loss—sometimes slow and accompanied by white smoke—is often a sign of internal engine problems. The proper coolant fill procedure must be followed.

Abnormal noises from the intermediate shaft area may be signs of impending engine failure, don't wait to get this issue checked out!

Over time, the engine carrier or the rubber portion of the front engine mount yoke can fail.

Engine vacuum leaks can develop from various locations resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light.

Various fuel trim and oxygen sensor limit fault codes can be traced to an internal vacuum leak at the oil separator.