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Most reported 2002 Porsche Boxster S problems

 

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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.

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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.

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Windows and interior trim can be prone to squeaks and rattles. Numerous, small adjustments may resolve the issue. Additional creaks have been attributed to front and/or rear window fit as well.

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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.

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

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A failing mass air flow sensor or EVAP purge valve can cause misfire issues.
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Electrical issues—windows lowering after locking or leaving the vehicle—can be caused by a defect in the window motors.
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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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Depending on driving habits, brake pad and rotor wear can be excessive. Our technicians recommend regular brake inspection.
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Symptoms such as dragging or a stiff pedal can be caused by accumulated water entering the brake booster. The root cause is a plenum drainage issue. Updated parts are available for early-production vehicles.

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