Manual: 2011/2012 Boxster

Page: 234

Towing
Certain state statutes and local ordinances prohibit towing with a chain, rope or even a tow bar.

In addition, damage to your vehicle may result from improper procedures.

Consult your authorized Porsche dealer for details.

Vehicle towing
Flat bed towing is the preferred type of towing to be used on Porsche vehicles.

Under certain circumstances, wheel lifts may be used when the vehicle will not roll.

The vehicle must be towed with all four wheels off the ground, otherwise damage to the vehicle may result.

PDK selector lever emergency release
In the event of an electronics failure, the selector lever must be released for towing.

  1. Lift up the rubber mat in the oddments tray.
  2. Insert a screwdriver in the opening and press down until you feel it reach the limit position.
    The selector lever can now be moved to position N.

Towing hook
The towing hook A is contained in the tool box in the luggage compartment.


Risk of damage to the vehicle.

  • Use the towing hook only for an emergency to remove the vehicle off the road. The towing hook is to be used only to pull the vehicle onto the flat bed, tractor or towing aparatus if the vehicle will roll freely. Under no circumstances is the vehicle to be secured using the towing hook.
  • Never use the towing hook to tow this or any other vehicle.
  • Bear in mind the limited ground clearance of your car on uneven surfaces.