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2002 Porsche Boxster S Problems

Find the most common issues based on 2002 Porsche Boxster S owner complaints.

Most Common 2002 Porsche Boxster S Problems

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.
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 e...
Electrical issues—windows lowering after locking or leaving the vehicle—can be caused by a defect in the window motors.
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2 Known 2002 Porsche Boxster S Brakes Problems

Depending on driving habits, brake pad and rotor wear can be excessive. Our technicians recommend regular brake inspection to avoid having the pads wear out and damage the rotors.
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...

1 Known 2002 Porsche Boxster S 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...

6 Known 2002 Porsche Boxster S Electrical & Lights Problems

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

8 Known 2002 Porsche Boxster S Engine Problems

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.
Smoke, oil consumption, and fuel trim issues with various fault codes can be traced to an internal leak at the oil separator.
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 2002 Porsche Boxster S Exhaust & Emissions Problems

Engine vacuum leaks can develop from various locations resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light.
A failing mass air flow sensor or EVAP purge valve can cause misfire issues.
Various fuel trim and oxygen sensor limit fault codes can be traced to an internal vacuum leak at the oil separator.

0 Known 2002 Porsche Boxster S Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

0 Known 2002 Porsche Boxster S Maintenance Problems

2 Known 2002 Porsche Boxster S Miscellaneous Problems

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 2002 Porsche Boxster S Suspension & Steering Problems

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Known 2002 Porsche Boxster S Problems & Complaints

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...
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 proble...
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