2006 Porsche Boxster boxster s
Water getting in

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darrenc
Driver
1 points

Problem added: Dec 18, 2009 (10 years ago)
Water has got into the car and caused flooding under the front passenger seat, thus wrecking the onboard computer...cost over two grand and insurance refusing to pay...help!!!

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Car: Porsche Boxster
Variant: boxster s
Model Year: 2006
Category: Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights
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whittingehame
Legend
15,327 points

Dec 18, 2009 (10 years ago)
I can see the point if the car was damaged by flood water , then the insurance would be liable . But if it is caused by normal rain water penetration , I can see why it was rejected. Big bill at best of time , never mind Xmas .
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autoinsider
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939 points

Dec 20, 2009 (10 years ago)
Seeing as the car is from the current model line up have you asked Porsche for some goodwill? If it's a fault with the car they might give you a discount on the repair.

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Mick Walker
Driver
3 points

Sep 22, 2010 (10 years ago)
A problem with all the boxsters as far as I know. there is a drain hole at the nearside under the roof panel (you can get to it by half lifting the roof0 this should be open to allow water to drain down under the car.

if not it will hold water and eventually run down the back of the NSF seat and soak the immobiliser unit and possible blow the engine management unit.

You can clean them out with an air hose from your local garage or a piece of welding wire.

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