2017 718 Boxster – Manual

2017 718 Boxster – Manual

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Porsche Vehicle Tracking System Plus (PVTS Plus)

PVTS Plus is a GSM/GPS-based tracking system which enables the vehicle to be located by a Security Operating Center (SOC) and secured by the relevant authorities in the event of theft.

As soon as PVTS Plus recognizes an alarm, the location of the corresponding vehicle is reported to the Security Operating Center (SOC).

There are two different PVTS Plus equipment versions:

  1. PVTS Plus with driver card
  2. PVTS Plus without driver card or remote keypad

The PVTS Plus equipment version depends on the vehicle insurance or statutory requirements of the individual countries. Your authorized Porsche dealer will be pleased to advise you on the PVTS Plus version installed in your vehicle.

In vehicles with the Porsche Car Connect smartphone app, some settings for the Porsche Vehicle Tracking System Plus (PVTS Plus) can be made directly from the app.

You can find detailed installation information at: www.porsche.com/connect.

Scope of supply and initial activation

PVTS Plus is tested by the authorized Porsche dealer and activated together with the vehicle owner.

After activation, you will receive important documents such as the telephone number of the local Security Operating Center (SOC) and of your service provider.

Detailed activation information can be obtained at www.porsche.com/connect or from an authorized Porsche dealer.


The vehicle will only be only located in the event of theft. In this event, a text message is sent to the cell phone number provided. For security reasons, the position of the vehicle is not communicated in the text message.

  • Please contact the Security Operating Center (SOC) if your vehicle has been stolen. In addition, report the theft to the competent police authority.

The following alarms can be set:

  1. Unauthorized movement of the vehicle: The vehicle is moved with the ignition switched off. On vehicles with driver card: The vehicle is moved without a driver card.
  2. Sabotage: The PVTS Plus has been illicitly tampered with.
  3. Intrusion alarm: The alarm system was triggered and has been active for more than 15 seconds.


  1. There is no guarantee that a theft will be detected under all circumstances.
  2. The PVTS Plus alarm can also be triggered when the vehicle battery is discharged.

For information about the battery:

  1. Please see chapter "Battery" on page 63.


  1. The Security Operating Center (SOC) can prevent the engine from starting if the vehicle has been stolen.
  2. On vehicles with the Porsche Car Connect smartphone app, access to the vehicle by the app is blocked in the event of theft.

Operation of PVTS Plus without driver card

No intervention is required on your part during normal operation of the Porsche Vehicle Tracking System Plus (PVTS Plus).

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