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2010 Porsche Boxster Problems

Find the most common issues based on 2010 Porsche Boxster owner complaints.

Most Common 2010 Porsche Boxster Problems

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 swi...
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...
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2 Known 2010 Porsche Boxster Brakes 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...
Depending on driving habits, brake pad and rotor wear can be excessive. Our technicians recommend regular brake inspection.

1 Known 2010 Porsche Boxster Drive Train Problem

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 v...

6 Known 2010 Porsche Boxster Electrical & Lights Problems

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 swi...
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...
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.

8 Known 2010 Porsche Boxster Engine Problems

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

3 Known 2010 Porsche Boxster Exhaust & Emissions Problems

A failing mass air flow sensor or EVAP purge valve can cause misfire issues.
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.

0 Known 2010 Porsche Boxster Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

0 Known 2010 Porsche Boxster Maintenance Problems

1 Known 2010 Porsche Boxster Miscellaneous Problem

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.

0 Known 2010 Porsche Boxster Suspension & Steering Problems

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Known 2010 Porsche Boxster Problems & Complaints

Engine vacuum leaks can develop from various locations resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light.
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 v...
Cam tensioner/cam timing issues can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate.
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.
Accumulated water in electronic control units can lead to various alarm and remote entry problems.
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...
Valve cover leaks are common.
Various fuel trim and oxygen sensor limit fault codes can be traced to an internal vacuum 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 swi...
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 dimensio...
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.
A failing mass air flow sensor or EVAP purge valve can cause misfire issues.
Electrical issues—windows lowering after locking or leaving the vehicle—can be caused by a defect in the window motors.
Depending on driving habits, brake pad and rotor wear can be excessive. Our technicians recommend regular brake inspection.
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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