2002 Porsche Boxster S Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 2002 Porsche Boxster S as reported by actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

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Known Problems

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.

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

Accumulated water in electronic control units can lead to various alarm and remote entry problems.
Over time, the engine carrier or the rubber portion of the front engine mount yoke can fail.
Valve cover leaks are common.
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.