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
$642 to $10,567
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$349 to $835
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$159 to $760
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$121 to $235
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$1,021 to $1,778

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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.

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.

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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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?

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

was driving and notice the low engine coolant light came on looked at the temp gauge and was at the normal 175. 10 min later stopped at the light and squealing sound from the engine. When I got home the car was leaking a large amount of coolant (I believe) does anyone have any idea what this may ...

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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.


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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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...

I absolutely love driving this car, but compared to the other reviews left here, I must have gotten a lemon. I purchased my 2003 Boxster S convertible used two years ago with only 37K miles on it, and it seems like I have to sink $2,000 into it every few months. I only had it out of the shop for 10 days and It now needs a new clutch at $2500. I think I've put $7500 into this car in 2 years. ...

The finest car I've owned and driven. Makes my old SLK seem like a sedan. The Boxster S is pure joy form acceleration, handling, and braking. Seven years young and just hit 20k miles, but she is still showroom clean and never a single problem. Looks like I might have to put my first set of new tires on her before the winter. Not bad. : )

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