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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,468 miles

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2004 Porsche Boxster engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Porsche Boxster Owner Comments

problem #1

May 022009


  • 20,468 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Porsche Boxster. When accelerating from a stop light at 2 mph, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was towed to a dealer and they stated that the ims (intermediate shaft) failed, which caused the engine to fail. It would cost $16,000-$20,000 to replace. The manufacturer stated that they were not responsible for the failure because the vehicle exceeded its warranty. The failure and current mileages were 20468. Updated 05/27/09. The intermediate shaft bolt broke which caused the engine to fail. Updated 05/28/09.

- Boston, MA, USA

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