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5.4

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,000 miles

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2006 Porsche Boxster electrical problems

electrical problem

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2006 Porsche Boxster Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 202012

Boxster 6-cyl

  • 17,000 miles

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

I awoke one Saturday morning after it had been raining all night to find my spoiler up (which is only supposed to go up at 75 mph), my car windows down and my rear lights on. When I attempted to move the vehicle and shut the windows, nothing worked. The car ran okay, as far as I could tell, but the alarm started to go off while driving and I ended up having to disable the battery just to stop all of the malfunctions that were happening. There were multiple fault codes on in the on board computer, the convertible top would not go down and many of the internal buttons/switches did not work. After this happened I attempted to do some research to find out what happened to cause this. I was amazed at how many cases of this exact same situation there were flooding the internet. Apparently the vehicle is designed so that if certain drains are clogged, water leaks into the car onto the back carpets under the seats and conveniently under those carpets are the electronic control modules/computers. I had only owned the car for 6 months at the time and I was told that all required service was completed prior to purchasing it. This ended up costing almost $6,000 to fix. I understand that most people who own these vehicles presumably have the money to fix them, but this is clearly a design flaw and a money grab. An unsuspecting owner, who doesn't know that these drains need to be cleaned or even exist for that matter, ends up with a massive repair bill. This problem has been going on for years and there are hundreds if not thousands worldwide who have had this issue. In fact all of the Porsche people I spoke with said this was an extremely common problem. I had no choice but to claim under my insurance, so now I am stuck with a car that isn't worth as much because of this "loss" and I have no recourse against the careless makers and designers of this vehicle.

- Woburn, MA, USA

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