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2003 Porsche Boxster (basic)

SAFETY FEATURES
 
  • Driver front airbag , passenger front airbag with occupant switch off
  • Front side airbag
  • Two head restraints on front seats
  • Fixed hoop convertible rollover protection
 
Crash Test Results for the 2003 Porsche Models:
Car Frontal Star Rating Side Star Rating Rollover
Resistance
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Driver Pass. Front Seat Rear Seat
2003 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S/Carrera 4 Cabrio Not
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2003 Porsche 911 Carrera/Carrera Cabrio Not
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2003 Porsche 911 GT2/Targa/Turbo Not
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2003 Porsche Boxster Not
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2003 Porsche Boxster S Not
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Service Bulletins for 2003 Porsche Boxster S (basic)
2003 PORSCHE BOXSTER:

Bulletin Number: 0402
CONNECTION ROD (FRONT & REAR) FOR STABILIZER. *TC PORSCHE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 101005
HANDLING PTFE CRANKSHAFT SEALS. 8JB

Bulletin Number: 105
CLUTCH PEDAL DOES NOT FULLY REACH ITS ORIGINAL POSITION. *TT

Bulletin Number: 122-F7A6N-07
Announcement of new Special Tool 9942 for cheching the valve on the coolant reservoir for the 718.

Bulletin Number: 122-N7K2Y-06
Concerns: Ignition coil with Part Nos. 997.602.104.00 and 997.602.107.00 Information: Procedure for replacing faulty ignition coils. Cracks in the ignition coil housing (Figure 1) can cause corrosion, which can result in a rough-running

Bulletin Number: 122-N7K2Y-06
Concerns: Ignition coil with Part Nos. 997.602.104.00 and 997.602.107.00 Information: Procedure for replacing faulty ignition coils. Cracks in the ignition coil housing (Figure 1) can cause corrosion, which can result in a rough-running

Bulletin Number: 122-U4T9K-05
Subject: Replacing the coil spring on the rear axle during repairs Information: Coil spring for the respective chassis no longer available. Notes: During repairs, the faulty coil spring will be replaced by a new coil spring of similar des

Bulletin Number: 122-V3B6B-07
Announcement of a 6 month warranty extension on VAS 581005P R1234yf Service Units for air conditioning.

Bulletin Number: 122-V5F8X-07
Information on new model designation logos which can be purchased and applied to the rear exhaust area of a vehicle, displaying the model designation on the outside of the vehicle.

Bulletin Number: 122-W9D2T-07
Instructions for using VAS 581005P in order to chech and service R1234yf Air Conditioning Unit.

Bulletin Number: 122-X2X7N-07
Notice to dealers that coolants will be moved out of the special tool cabinet in the dealer service department in order to make room for new special tools. All coolant tools will be moved to the "Coolant Cart" because they need to be housed

Bulletin Number: 122-X9V7W-05
Subject: Replacing the coil spring on the front axle during repairs Information: Coil spring for the respective chassis no longer available. Notes: During repairs, the faulty coil spring will be replaced by a new coil spring of similar de

Bulletin Number: 1359
INSTALLING PTFE (POLYTETRAFLUOROETHYLENE) CRANKSHAFT SEALS ON REPLACEMENT ENGINES. *TT

Bulletin Number: 202
DRIVE SHAFT. *TT

Bulletin Number: 403
PORSCHE COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT (PCM2) SOFTWARE UPDATE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 502
REPLACING DME CONTROL MODULE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 502
ACTIVATING THE CD RADIO PORSCHE CDR 23. *TT

Bulletin Number: 504
SPORTS EXHAUST SYSTEM INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 9687
CENTRAL LOCKING / RADIO REMOTE CONTROL DOES NOT FUNCTION. IMMOBILIZER CANNOT BE DEACTIVATED. *TT

Bulletin Number: A305
CUSTOMER RECALL CAMPAIGN - CHECKING ADJUSTMENT OF THE TIPTRONIC KEYLOCK CABLE. *TT

Bulletin Number: A305
CUSTOMER RECALL CAMPAIGN - CHECKING ADJUSTMENT OF THE TIPTRONIC KEYLOCK CABLE. *TT

Bulletin Number: D76
PARTS WITHDRAWN. PORSCHE CARS NORTH AMERIC REQUESTS RETURN OF THE FOLLOWING UNIT TO PCNA, BUT ONLY IN CASES WHERE THE DEFECT IS VISIBLE: PART NUMBER 955 110 235 01, DESCRIPTION FUEL LINE. *PE

Bulletin Number: D77
PARTS WITHDRAW; PORSCHE CARS NORTH AMERICA REQUESTS RETURN OF THE FOLLOWING UNITS TO PCNA: PART NUMBERS 955 628 320 00 AND 955 628 321 00; DESCRIPTION TIP SWITCH. *PE

Bulletin Number: PK-D8-16
PORSCHE: INFORMATION ON HOW TO READ THE VIN. *RM

Bulletin Number: TI-39-12
PORSCHE: THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DISPLAYS WARNING OF BRAKE LIGHT REMAINS ON. *PE

Bulletin Number: TI-4-05-6
PORSCHE: DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES IN AIRBAG CONTROL UNIT. AIRBAG WARNING LIGHT ACTIVATED IN MULTIFUNCTION DISPLAY. FAULT CODES 8023; 8024; 8027; 8028; 8030; 8034; 8049; 801A, 801B, 801C, 80E0; 80E1; 80E2; 8038 OR 808A IN THE FAULT MEMORY

Bulletin Number: TI-58-12
PORSCHE: PROCEDURAL INFORMATION PROVIDED REGARDING THE REPLACING OF FAULTY CRACKED IGNITION COILS ON CERTAIN VEHICLES. MODEL 1997-2013 BOXSTER (986), BOXSTER/CAYMAN (987), CARRERA (996 & 997). *PE


2003 PORSCHE BOXSTER S:

Bulletin Number: 0402
CONNECTION ROD (FRONT & REAR) FOR STABILIZER. *TC PORSCHE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 122-F7A6N-07
Announcement of new Special Tool 9942 for cheching the valve on the coolant reservoir for the 718.

Bulletin Number: 122-U4T9K-05
Subject: Replacing the coil spring on the rear axle during repairs Information: Coil spring for the respective chassis no longer available. Notes: During repairs, the faulty coil spring will be replaced by a new coil spring of similar des

Bulletin Number: 122-V3B6B-07
Announcement of a 6 month warranty extension on VAS 581005P R1234yf Service Units for air conditioning.

Bulletin Number: 122-V5F8X-07
Information on new model designation logos which can be purchased and applied to the rear exhaust area of a vehicle, displaying the model designation on the outside of the vehicle.

Bulletin Number: 122-X9V7W-05
Subject: Replacing the coil spring on the front axle during repairs Information: Coil spring for the respective chassis no longer available. Notes: During repairs, the faulty coil spring will be replaced by a new coil spring of similar de

Bulletin Number: 202
DRIVE SHAFT. *TT

Bulletin Number: 304
CHECK ENGINE WARNING LIGHT ACTIVATED, - MALFUNCTION CODES P2096 AND/OR P2098 IN THE DME FAULT MEMORY. SOFTWARE HAS BEEN UPDATED. *MJ

Bulletin Number: 403
PORSCHE COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT (PCM2) SOFTWARE UPDATE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 502
ACTIVATING THE CD RADIO PORSCHE CDR 23. *TT

Bulletin Number: 504
SPORTS EXHAUST SYSTEM INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS. *TT

Bulletin Number: D76
PARTS WITHDRAWN. PORSCHE CARS NORTH AMERIC REQUESTS RETURN OF THE FOLLOWING UNIT TO PCNA, BUT ONLY IN CASES WHERE THE DEFECT IS VISIBLE: PART NUMBER 955 110 235 01, DESCRIPTION FUEL LINE. *PE

Bulletin Number: D77
PARTS WITHDRAW; PORSCHE CARS NORTH AMERICA REQUESTS RETURN OF THE FOLLOWING UNITS TO PCNA: PART NUMBERS 955 628 320 00 AND 955 628 321 00; DESCRIPTION TIP SWITCH. *PE

Bulletin Number: PK-D8-16
PORSCHE: INFORMATION ON HOW TO READ THE VIN. *RM

Bulletin Number: TI-39-12
PORSCHE: THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DISPLAYS WARNING OF BRAKE LIGHT REMAINS ON. *PE

Bulletin Number: TI-4-05-6
PORSCHE: DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES IN AIRBAG CONTROL UNIT. AIRBAG WARNING LIGHT ACTIVATED IN MULTIFUNCTION DISPLAY. FAULT CODES 8023; 8024; 8027; 8028; 8030; 8034; 8049; 801A, 801B, 801C, 80E0; 80E1; 80E2; 8038 OR 808A IN THE FAULT MEMORY

Bulletin Number: TSB-16-08
PORSCHE: RETURN OF FUEL HIGH PRESSURE PUMPS. PROTECTION CAPS MISSING OR NOT FITTED ON FUEL CONNECTIONS ON FUEL HIGH PRESSURE PUMP. A POSSIBILITY THAT DIRT, DUST OR OTHER PARTICLES CAN GET INTO THE CONNECTIONS. *PE

 
Recalls for 2003 Porsche Boxster S (basic)
2003 PORSCHE BOXSTER
NHTSA Campaign ID: 03V004000
Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Manufacturer: PORSCHE CARS NORTH AMERICA, INC.
Manufacture Dates: 11/01/1996 - 05/15/2002
Potential Units Affected: 12234
Defect Description:
CERTAIN 2-DOOR CONVERTIBLE PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE TIPTRONIC (AUTOMATIC) TRANSMISSION MAY HAVE BEEN PRODUCED WITH AN INCORRECTLY ADJUSTED KEY-LOCK-CABLE DOWN TO THE SHIFT SELECTOR. IF THE KEY-LOCK-CABLE IS NOT ADJUSTED CORRECTLY, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE IGNITION KEY WILL SNAG UPON BEING REMOVED FRO THE IGNITION LOCK OR THE SLECTOR LEVER CAN BE SHIFTED FROM POSITION "P" WITH THE IGNITION KEY REMOVED AND THE LOCKING BUTTON OPERATED.
Consequence:
IF THE SELECTOR LEVER IS THEN SHIFTED FROM POSITION "P" TO POSITION "R, N OR D" WITH THE VEHICLE PARKED, AND IF THE PARKING BRAKE IS NOT ON, THE VHEICLE WILL NOT BE SECURED FROM INADVERTENLY ROLLING AWAY, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE CABLE ADJUSTMENT AND, REGARDLESS OF THE RESULTS OF THIS INSPECTION, THE KEY-LOCK-CABLE MUST ALSO BE ADJUSTED. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JULY 15, 2003. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT PORSCHE AT 1-800-545-8039.
2003 PORSCHE BOXSTER S
NHTSA Campaign ID: 03V004000
Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Manufacturer: PORSCHE CARS NORTH AMERICA, INC.
Manufacture Dates: 11/01/1996 - 05/15/2002
Potential Units Affected: 12234
Defect Description:
CERTAIN 2-DOOR CONVERTIBLE PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE TIPTRONIC (AUTOMATIC) TRANSMISSION MAY HAVE BEEN PRODUCED WITH AN INCORRECTLY ADJUSTED KEY-LOCK-CABLE DOWN TO THE SHIFT SELECTOR. IF THE KEY-LOCK-CABLE IS NOT ADJUSTED CORRECTLY, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE IGNITION KEY WILL SNAG UPON BEING REMOVED FRO THE IGNITION LOCK OR THE SLECTOR LEVER CAN BE SHIFTED FROM POSITION "P" WITH THE IGNITION KEY REMOVED AND THE LOCKING BUTTON OPERATED.
Consequence:
IF THE SELECTOR LEVER IS THEN SHIFTED FROM POSITION "P" TO POSITION "R, N OR D" WITH THE VEHICLE PARKED, AND IF THE PARKING BRAKE IS NOT ON, THE VHEICLE WILL NOT BE SECURED FROM INADVERTENLY ROLLING AWAY, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE CABLE ADJUSTMENT AND, REGARDLESS OF THE RESULTS OF THIS INSPECTION, THE KEY-LOCK-CABLE MUST ALSO BE ADJUSTED. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JULY 15, 2003. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT PORSCHE AT 1-800-545-8039.
 
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