2012-2016 911 – Manual

2012-2016 911 – Manual

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Retractable Rear Spoiler
The rear spoiler improves driving stability at high speeds.

Automatic mode
Depending on the vehicle speed and the position of the slide/tilt roof, the rear spoiler extends automatically at above approx. 75 mph (120 km/ h) and retracts again below approx. 50 mph (80 km/h).

If the automatic control system fails, the warning message "Spoiler failure" appears on the multi-function display.

  • Please see the chapter "OVERVIEW OF WARNING AND INFORMATION MESSAGES" on page 126.

Failure of the retractable rear spoiler

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

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

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

Manual mode
When the ignition is on, the rear spoiler can be extended and retracted manually using the button in the center console.

When the rear spoiler is in manual mode, the indicator light on the button lights up.

Extending the rear spoiler manually

  • Press button briefly.
    The rear spoiler extends.
    The indicator light on the button lights up.
    The rear spoiler is in manual mode.

Retracting the rear spoiler manually

0–9 mph (0–15 km/h):

  • Press button and hold until the LED in the button goes out.

Above 9 mph (15 km/h):

  • Press button briefly.
    LED switches off immediately after pressing.

The rear spoiler is in automatic mode.

Extending and retracting the rear spoiler

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 to rear spoiler.

  • Do not pull or push the vehicle by the rear spoiler.

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