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Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)
The PASM system actively adjusts the shock absorbers. The adjustable damper system selects the appropriate damping level for each wheel according to the driving situation and driving conditions. Driving safety, agility and comfort are optimized.

Two different chassis setups can be selected at the push of a button:
– "Chassis Normal"
– "Chassis Sport"

In Normal mode the vehicle is in a sporty and comfortable setup.

Sport mode offers very sporty shock absorber tuning (e.g. for driving on the race circuit).

In addition to manual mode selection, PASM also adjusts shock absorber tuning for either sporty or comfort driving, depending on the driving situation.

Selecting the PASM mode

  1. Switch on ignition.
  2. Press button (repeatedly).

On the button:
– No indicator light comes on when "Chassis Normal"
is selected (default setting).
– An indicator light comes on when "Chassis Sport" is selected.

In addition, the selected chassis setup is shown on the multi-function display in the instrument panel for approx. 4 seconds.

The last selected chassis setup is stored in the memory after the ignition is switched off.

Warning message
The system automatically detects PASM faults and displays them on the multi-function display in the instrument panel.

For information on warning messages on the multi-function display:

  • Please see the chapter "OVERVIEW OF WARNING AND INFORMATION MESSAGES" on page 126.
  • Adapt your driving style according to the changed conditions.
  • Contact an authorized Porsche dealer in order to correct the fault.
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