The Most Common Boxster Problem

A list of some of the most common issues Boxster owners have to deal with.

  1. Blinding Dashboard Glare

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What Boxster Owners Complain About

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

What Breaks the Most

Years to Avoid

Boxster Generations

The Boxster has 3 generations, each with their own issues. Using the same PainRank™ system we've determined that you're better off avoiding the 1st generation (1997–2004).

Boxster Key Numbers

  1. 33 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to

  2. 188 service bulletins

    Documenting the process of troubleshooting common problems.

  3. 10 recall campaigns

    Time-sensitive, free repairs for widespread safety problems.

What Owners Say About Their Boxster

The day before the engine blew, I had a very nice high speed run with the car. I didn't push her hard, but she was going well into the triple digits. The next day the engine sounded a bit different, but had a lot more power than normal. After work, I was dropping off some paperwork and the intermediate shaft blew through the block ... at 22k miles.