When I first got my used boxster, I had this fault happen once. I just tried again and it closed fine. I never saw it happen again. I also raise and lower the top several times a day, almost every single day.
Ah, saw this late. No I didn't. I suppose I'm not out of the tunnel yet?After having the sensors replaced, my top hasn't even though about having an issue. I'd consider just begging them to replace them both under warranty, if you haven't already.
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$1600 for a switch? That’s unreasonable. If this crap starts up on me, I’ll sell the car over it. Now, $1600 for something that keeps the car driving safely, is one thing, but for a dang switch for the top is stupid.Just an update, boxster is back in the shop again for top control fault. This after paying $2,110. First, $160 for diagnostic and resetting the computer, next visit, it needed new latch micro switch $1,600, next visit I am told battery not putting out high enough voltage, this can cause top control fault. Another $350. Car is back in shop again. I am really starting to want my old C6 back. Anyone else having continual problems with 981 top???
I've had my 981S for almost 6 years, and no problems with the top or anything else for that matter.Just an update, boxster is back in the shop again for top control fault. This after paying $2,110. First, $160 for diagnostic and resetting the computer, next visit, it needed new latch micro switch $1,600, next visit I am told battery not putting out high enough voltage, this can cause top control fault. Another $350. Car is back in shop again. I am really starting to want my old C6 back. Anyone else having continual problems with 981 top???
Those switches are a couple hundred dollars. The labor is over $1k. I think I posted instructions earlier up this thread like a year ago, but I can't remember and am on mobile.$1600 for a switch? That’s unreasonable. If this crap starts up on me, I’ll sell the car over it. Now, $1600 for something that keeps the car driving safely, is one thing, but for a dang switch for the top is stupid.
Our 981B was at our independent for new tires and my wife mentioned that she had been having problems with the top. He was able to confirm that it was the microswitches though PIWIS was not indicating anything even as the top stopped midway. We're not quite ready to have this work done but will have the independent replace them probably later this month when we can leave it with him for a while.It is clear that the PIWIS does not correctly diagnose the problem, and this leads the tech in the wrong direction, resulting in unneeded parts replacement. And this is with Porsche guidance to the tech. So if you can get your dealer to seriously consider the history of this issue, you can save a lot of waited time.
This has been a very informative thread and one I’ll pass onto my local dealer.I bought my 981S a few weeks ago and was told it had some water ingress into the passenger footwell due to blocked drains in the roof system.the car was under warranty so the top module was replaced and relays I believe.its went back to Porsche several times and they never managed to fix it in the Uk.I have now imported the car into Ireland and am hoping my local Porsche Centre will have more luck.As the warranty has expired I’m hoping they will honor the work as it’s still not sorted under the original warranty claim..
The issue is similar to yours in the top stops traveling to open past halfway and I get ‘convertible hood not in final position ‘and also ‘fault of the soft top control system ‘
This then locks the roof halfway open closed for @ 30 mins until then I can’t open/close the roof.im afraid if it starts to rain I’m in big trouble .....
Funny thing is the time,that may be traceable as I can’t understand why a timer might stop an operation of any type from starting ???
Only happens on opening and not closing so far..
I had a veery similar problem when I bought my brand new 2013 Boxster. Had it in the shop numerous times and dealer could confirm the fault but couldn't fix it. I threatened the lemon law after the fourth time and being without the car for weeks on end. Suddenly I got a call from the regional rep and he begged me not to send in the lemon law letter. He had a tech flown in from Atlanta and had the top fixed in no time. A micro switch was faulty. Now it is acting up again after all these years. I hate to think what it will cost now that it is out of warranty.I am having an issue with my top on this car. I bought from my local dealer 2 months ago. It was the dealership group owners personal demo. It had 5K miles on it and was sold to me as new since it had not been registered previously. Almost immediately I have experienced issues with the operation of the top. About 50% of of the time the top will stop in mid retraction and display " Top Not In Final Position". This happens while running or not, in park and in gear with vehicle stopped. It has also happened while moving and under the 30MPH threshold. Additionally it has occurred while closing the top. Approximately during 15-20 % of the failures the dash will display " Top Control Fault". All of these occurrences require that I release the open/close button and pull again, then the top completes it's operation.
I had it to the dealer after a few weeks after purchase and they verified that the fault occurred and re-calibrated the top. A few days later the failures came back. I've had the car back in shop now for 9 days and counting. While the shop has been able to get it to replicate on occasion it will not do so when it has been hooked up to their diagnostic equipment. They have contacted Porches Technical ( PTECH) and they have not been able to provide any additional assistance since it will not fault when on the equipment. Additionally the computer is not sorting any fault codes.
The dealer indicates they have not had any issues with Boxster tops displaying this behavior. I'm tremendously frustrated and becoming disappointed with the car. Has anyone else had something like this happen with their top? I'm looking for any info to help get this resolved. Thanks.