Manual: 2011/2012 Boxster

Page: 52

Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)
PASM makes two running-gear setups available to the driver: "Normal" and "Sport".

The selection is made via a button on the center console.

In Normal mode the running gear is in a comfortable setup.

Sport mode offers very sporty shock absorber tuning.

The variable suspension system selects the appropriate damping level for each wheel according to the situation and driving conditions.

Example:
If the vehicle is driven in a very sporty manner in Normal mode, PASM automatically adapts the shock-absorber behavior to the driving situation accordingly.

Switching on PASM Sport mode

  • Press PASM button in the center console.
    When PASM Sport mode is switched on, the light-emitting diode in the button is lit up and a message is shown on the on-board computer.

Switching off PASM Sport mode

  • Press PASM button in the center console.
    The light-emitting diode in the button goes out and the on-board computer displays a message.

After the ignition is switched off, PASM is automatically reset to Normal mode.

Retractable Spoiler (not on Boxster Spyder)
The rear spoiler improves driving stability, especially at higher speeds.

Spoiler Malfunction

Display of the warning message "Failure spoiler control" indicates failure of the retractable rear spoiler.

Driving stability will be adversely affected by increased rear axle lift, especially at higher speeds.

  • Adapt your driving style and speed to the changed driving conditions.
  • Have the fault remedied at an authorized Porsche dealer.

Spoiler Operation

When extending or retracting the rear spoiler manually when the vehicle is stationary, parts of the body can get trapped between the moving spoiler and fixed vehicle parts.

  • Make sure that no persons or objects are within the range of movement of the rear spoiler.



Risk of damage from pushing the vehicle by the rear spoiler.

  • Do not push the vehicle at the rear spoiler.