This two-seat mid-engine roadster has become an instant favorite at our test track, thanks to its excellent handling and braking; along with its quick and direct steering. With this 2013 redesign, the Boxster got shapely new sheet metal to go with its well-finished interior and responsive powertrain.
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    Sep 01, 2021
    A carrier fracture may cause a loss of control, increasing the risk of a crash.
    Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (Porsche) is recalling certain 2013-2015 Boxster, 2013-2014 Boxster S, 2014-2015 Cayman, Cayman S, 2015 Boxster GTS, and Cayman GTS vehicles. The rear-axle carrier side sections may fracture.
    What should you do:
    Dealers will replace the rear-axle carrier side sections, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed January 6, 2022. Owners may contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243. Porsche's number for this recall is AMB7.
    For more information:
    Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to
    NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 21V679000
    Potential Number of Units Affected: 4934
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