2nd Generation (2005—2012) Boxster Problems

This generations ranks 9th out of 17 Porsche generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the interior (25%), body (25%), and the electrical (25%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Music System Is Not Working Properly 1 complaints at an average of 1,864 miles in the 2011 Porsche Boxster.
  2. The Undercarriage Broke 1 complaints at an average of 12,600 miles in the 2012 Porsche Boxster.
  3. Tires Wearing Unevenly 1 complaints at an average of 3,853 miles in the 2011 Porsche Boxster.

What Boxster Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Porsche model years.

Watch out for the 2011 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2012 1 1 19 0.68
2011 2 0 0 1.59
2010 1 0 0 0.43
2009 0 0 0 0.0
2008 0 0 0 0.0
2007 0 0 0 0.0
2006 0 0 14 0.0
2005 0 0 36 0.0

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