2005 Porsche Boxster Consumer Review: Engine failure/balance shaft b

2005 Porsche Boxster - Consumer Review

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S Convertible (3.2L 6-cyl. 6-speed Manual)

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Engine failure/balance shaft broke apart
By scott c. on


2005 Porsche Boxster S 2dr Roadster (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


Purchased 2005 Boxster S brand new. Never had any major issues until about 2 years with 20k miles. That's when vehicle had complete engine failure/balance shaft broke apart. Since the car was still under warranty car was towed to my local dealer. I was told the balance shaft broke causing complete engine damage! The dealership service dept had no loaners and I was without the car for 3 weeks. When the car was given back to me interior and exterior was scratched up and steering wheel was off center. I did not want to keep the car and called/meet with Porsche rep to discuss. Porsche N.A. rep would not help at all! Due to poor reliability I traded to Mercedes.

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