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6.3

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,667 miles

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2005 Porsche Boxster engine problems

engine problem

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2005 Porsche Boxster Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 112012

Boxster 6-cyl

  • 33,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

This is a very well know ims failure issue with Porsche Boxster which certainly calls for a recall from Porsche. My 2005 engine will need to be replaced for 20K just because of the very obvious design flaw Porsche has in its M96 engines. I am pretty sure there have been numerous complaints about this in past but nobody has ever heeded to it. I sincerely recommend some one to please look into and ask Porsche to accept and recall M96 engines failing due to ims. Any car expert or mechanic or dealership can vouch for the design flaw Porsche has. Its potentially fatal too. I sincerely request someone to look into this complaint with uttermost sincerity.

- North Billerica, MA, USA

problem #2

Oct 312005

Boxster 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 35 mph on normal road conditions, and when stationary, there was a very distinct fume smell coming from the engine compartment. The smell was noticeable and came in through the vents. There were no warning signals prior to the incident. The vehicle was taken to a dealer several times, where they replaced the left and right cylinder head cover; cylinder head cup shield, manifold fuel gasket and the exhaust gasket but the smell persisted.

- Grand Island, NE, USA

problem #1

Oct 312005

Boxster 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving various speeds on normal road conditions or when stationary, there was a smell of fuel coming from the engine compartment. The smell was noticeable and came in through the vents. There were no warning signals prior to the incident. The vehicle was taken to a dealer several times, who replaced the left and right cylinder head cover. Also, the cylinder head cup shield, manifold fuel gasket and the exhaust gasket were replaced, but the smell persisted.

- Grand Island, NE, USA

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