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Water damage inside after rain

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Hi everyone! 

So, unfortunately I’ve experienced unexplainable problems with my Boxster twice within six months. After it rains, my windows are going up and down by themselves, my lights are flashing, the interior soaked, the list goes on. I’ve taken it to Porsche to get repaired once again since Aug 2017, but now they’ve doubled the repair cost. I’ve reached out to Porsche corporate about this issue since I recently paid $4000 in Aug 2017 to get it fixed, and now it’s Mjar 2018 with the same issue at $8000. 
Sadly, they stated that it isn’t apart of their 12 month warranty nor is it their problem. Thankfully , Ive kept all my service records because telling me that the water damage was my fault because I didn’t have it garaged is insane. The car is only worth about $20,000, but they expect me to kept filing claims because of their crappy design. 
With that being said, I’m started chatting it up with an attorney over this matter and I will be filing a lawsuit with this company. If anyone whose experienced this issue, or know someone who has, would like to join this lawsuit, feel free to forward your information to me. I think we all deserve answers from Porsche and better customer service when we’re paying thousands of dollars for their vehicles. 
Name: Alexis C. 
SN: The car wasn’t even driven 1,000 miles in those six months, so you guys could understand my frustration. 
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Welcome to RennTech :welcomeani:

Unfortunately, water intrusion into the electronics module under the seats is a well documented problem with these cars, as it is with most modern cabriolets, normally occurring as the result of one or more of the multiple drains built into them becoming clogged by external debris.  As this entails  owner maintenance (they have always recommended owners periodically check and clean these drains, as noted in owners manuals and service bulletins), Porsche has consistently said it is not a warranty issue.  Do a search and you will find innumerable threads about this problem, always ending up in the same place: Clogged drains.


While I wish you well in your quest, I'm afraid you may be tilting at windmills on this one, as we have seen it in other brands of vehicles as well.

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Unfortunately, you won't get sounder advice than that given by JFP. As the owner of a Boxster, I would suggest that your money would be better spent on investing in a trombone cleaner and making sure that all drains built into the car are unblocked. 


The drains themselves are perfectly adequate for their intended purpose provided they're maintained ... and you'd be surprised how much muck builds up if they're not periodically cleaned out.


That said, I would have thought that the Porsche garage would have cleaned them out when you first put the car in.

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