Porsche Boxster S Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Porsche Boxster S

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Porsche Boxster S
$
395
to $
622
Porsche Boxster S
$
517
to $
1,253
Porsche Boxster S
$
163
to $
249
Porsche Boxster S
$
224
to $
411
Porsche Boxster S
$
163
to $
249

Porsche Boxster S Problems

Check Engine Light Due to Various Leaks

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

Misfire due to failed mass air flow sensor or failed purge valve
A failing mass air flow sensor or EVAP purge valve can cause misfire issues.
Persistent Coolant Loss Due to Small Leak at Coolant Reservoir

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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Porsche Boxster S Questions

I had to jump my dead battery. Now when the car is running, my a/c doesn't blow. (2 answers)

A/c does blow when the key is on but not started. This is also the same with the windshield wipers.

Trying to access/ replace leaking washer resevoir but can't get the part off. (1 answer)

Bentley Repair manual indicates clear with single mounting bolt. After removing driver front wheel and wheel well cover, mine is black, and seems to have a mount behind the driver door as well as two addional bolts closer to the front of the car. Due to headlamp washers?

after turning off the car, it won't start again, charged battery-no effect (2 answers)

just a dead car, will not turn on so have to push inside the garage where it remains till now, read on the manual it maybe the anti theft , or the black box follow directions but still dead

It is very seldom used and I charged the battery to be able to use it

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Porsche Boxster S Recalls

The Seat Belt Anchors May Not Rotate as They Should

The mounting holes in the seat belt anchor plates may be too small. If the hole diameter is too small, the anchor cannot rotate around the fastening bolt as designed. If this were to occur, the seat belt may not be routed optimally around the seat occupant, or it may loosen at some point, increasing the risk of injury during a crash. Dealers will inspect the anchor plates and fastening screws and, if necessary, replace the seat belt. The Porsche recall number is AB02.

 

The Convertible Top May Open Unexpectedly While Driving

On 2011 Boxsters with a convertible top, the locking hook at the front of the soft top should securely engage the top of the windshield frame when the soft top is closed. 9 Spyder models are being recalling because the soft top may not latch correctly to the windshield frame. As a result the soft top could open unexpectedly while driving at higher speeds, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace both the locking hook and lock catch with redesigned parts to correct this concern.

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Porsche Boxster S Reviews

this is my third porsche boxster s....the 2013 is incredible...so many new features, bigger, stronger, quieter with all the bells and whistles...a very very sweet ride
A fun car to drive. Lots of power and torque. I am a little worried that the clutch is harder to depress than the clutch in my last car but other than that it is tip top.
I purchased my 986S new in Dec 2002. I have owned 14 new-purchase German vehicles (Audi, VW, & BMW) since 1976 - this Boxster S is heads & shoulders above the rest in terms of performance (to be expected) and reliability. Other than an initial adjustment of the convert. top, installing speed bleeder valves, and a new battery at 5 yrs nothing other than annual maintenance has been required. Ev...

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