hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,667 miles

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2005 Porsche Boxster drivetrain problems

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2005 Porsche Boxster Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 282016


  • 47,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Porsche Boxster. The contact was unable to drive the vehicle because the ignition key was locked inside the ignition. The contact took the vehicle to a certified mechanic who diagnosed that the transmission failed and needed a cable adjustment with the transmission and the key. The contact stated that the failure was directly related to NHTSA campaign number: 03V004000 (power train); however, the vehicle was not included in the recall. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 47,000.

- Perris, CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 222012

Boxster 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
Pulling away from a green light in traffic, the engine started to upshift into a higher gear much sooner than normal and the car felt down on power. The engine sounded as though it was running on fewer than normal cylinders. I stopped the vehicle immediately & had it towed to a Porsche specialist. They told me it was an ims (intermediate shaft) bearing failure and that is was a known problem with M96 and M97 Porsche engines. Mine being an M96 engine.

- Chilliwack, WA, USA

problem #1

Feb 112012

Boxster 6-cyl

  • 33,000 miles
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

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