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Orientation guides in the Owner’s Manual
The orientation guides in the Owner’s Manual are
highlighted in yellow.
Overall Table of Contents
At the start of the Owner’s Manual you will find an
overview of the overall contents of the Owner’s
Manual.
Section Contents
There is a summary of topics with the
corresponding page numbers at the beginning of
each main chapter.
Index
There is a detailed, alphabetical index at the end
of this Owner’s Manual.
Dear Owner,
We would like to thank you for your purchase of a
Porsche Panamera. Judging by the car you have
chosen, you are a motorist of a special breed, and
you are probably no novice when it comes to
automobiles.
Remember however, as with any vehicle, you
should take time to familiarize yourself with your
Porsche and its performance characteristics.
Always drive within your own unique capabilities as
a driver and your level of experience with your
Porsche. Ensure that anyone else driving your
Porsche does the same. To prevent or minimize
injury, always use your safety belts. Never
consume alcohol or drugs before or during the
operation of your vehicle.
This Owner’s Manual contains a host of useful
information. Please take the time to read this
manual before you drive your new Porsche.
Become familiar with the operation of your
Porsche car for maximum safety and operating
pleasure. The better you know your Porsche, the
more pleasure you will experience driving your
new car.
Always keep your Owner’s Manual in the car, and
give it to the new owner if you ever sell your
Porsche.
A separate Maintenance Booklet explains how
you can keep your Porsche in top driving condition
by having it serviced regularly.
A separate Warranty and Customer Information Booklet contains detailed information about
the warranties covering your Porsche.
For U.S. only:
If you believe that your vehicle has a fault which
could cause a crash, injury or death, you should
immediately inform the National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to
notifying Porsche Cars North America, Inc.
(Porsche Cars N.A.).
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open
an investigation, and if it finds that a safety
problem exists in a group of vehicles, it may order
a recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA
cannot become involved in individual problems
between you and your dealer, or Porsche Cars
N.A..
To contact NHTSA, you may call the Vehicle Safety
Hotline toll-free at 1–888–327–4236 (TTY:
1–800–424–9153); go to
http://www.safercar.gov; or write to: Administrator, NHTSA, 400 Seventh Street, SW.,
Washington, DC 20590.
You can also obtain other information about motor
vehicle safety from http://www.safercar.gov.
Your car has thousands of parts and components
which have been designed and manufactured in
accordance with Porsche’s high standards of
engineering quality and safety.
Warning!
Any alteration or misuse of the vehicle can
lead to accidents and serious or fatal
personal injuries.
Any alteration of the vehicle may negate or
interfere with those safety features built into
the vehicle. Modifications may be carried out
on your vehicle only if approved by Porsche.
Your Porsche is intended to be used in a safe
manner obeying the local laws and in the
light of driving conditions faced by you, and
in accordance with the instructions provided
in this Owner’s Manual.
f Do not misuse your Porsche by ignoring those
laws and driving conditions, or by ignoring the
instructions in this manual.
Regularly check your vehicle for signs of
damage.
Damaged or missing aerodynamic components such as spoilers or underside panels
affect the driving behavior and therefore
must be replaced immediately.
Your car may have all or some of the components
described in this manual.
Should you have difficulty understanding any of
the explanations of features or equipment installed
in your vehicle, contact your authorized Porsche
dealer. They will be glad to assist you. Also check
with your dealer on other available options or
equipment.
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Throughout this booklet, left is designated as the
driver's side of the vehicle, and right as the
passenger's side of the vehicle.
f Do not alter your Porsche. Any alteration could
create dangerous conditions or defeat safety
engineering features built into your car.
Text, illustrations and specifications in this manual
are based on the information available at the time
of printing.
f Do not misuse your Porsche. Use it safely, and
consistently with the law, according to the
driving conditions, and the instructions in this
manual.
It has always been Porsche’s policy to continuously improve its products. Porsche, therefore,
reserves the right to make changes in design and
specification, and to make additions or improvements in its product without incurring any obligation to install them on products previously manufactured.
We wish you many miles of safe and pleasurable
driving in your Porsche.
Important!
For your own protection and longer service life of
your car, please heed all operating instructions
and special warnings. These special warnings use
the safety alert symbol, followed by the words
Danger, Warning and Caution. These special
warnings contain important messages regarding
your safety and/or the potential for damage to
your Porsche. Ignoring them could result in
serious mechanical failure, serious personal injury
or death.
Alteration or misuse of your Porsche could
cause accidents and serious personal injury
or death.
Warning!
There is a danger of accident if you set or
operate the on-board computer, radio,
navigation system, telephone or other equipment when driving.
This could distract you from the traffic and
cause you to lose control of the vehicle
resulting in serious personal injury or death.
Note to owners
f Operate the components while driving only if
the traffic situation allows you to do so safely.
In Canada, this manual is also available in French.
To obtain a copy contact your dealer or write to:
f Carry out any complicated operating or setting
procedures only with the vehicle stationary.
Note aux proprietaires
Au Canada on peut se procurer un exemplaire de
ce Manuel en français auprès du concessionaire
ou du:
Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd.
Automobiles Porsche Canada, LTEE
5925 Airport Road
Suite 420
Mississauga, Ontario
Canada, L4V 1W1
Telephone number for customer assistance:
1-800-PORSCHE / Option 3
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Setting and operating vehicle components when driving
Engine Exhaust
Danger!
Engine exhaust is dangerous if inhaled.
Engine exhaust fumes have many components which you can smell. They also contain
carbon monoxide (CO), which is a colorless
and odorless gas.
Carbon monoxide can cause unconsciousness and even death if inhaled.
f Never start or let the engine run in an enclosed, unventilated area.
It is not recommended to sit in your car for
prolonged periods with the engine on and the
car not moving.
California Proposition 65 Warning
Warning!
Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and
certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause
cancer and birth defects or other reproductive
harm.
In addition, certain fluids contained in vehicles and
certain products of component wear contain or
emit chemicals known to the State of California to
cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Portable Fuel Containers
Danger!
Portable fuel containers may leak, whether
they are full or partially empty. Fuel leaking
from a portable container carried in your
vehicle could, in case of an accident, cause
a fire or explosion, resulting in serious
personal injury or death.
f Never carry additional fuel in portable containers in your vehicle.
Ground Clearance
Hot Exhaust Pipes
Warning!
Risk of burn injury when standing near or
coming into contact with the exhaust pipe.
The exhaust pipe is hot when the vehicle is running
and remains hot for some time after the vehicle is
turned off.
f To prevent injury, make a point of noting where
your vehicle’s exhaust pipe is, avoid placing
your legs near the exhaust pipe when loading
and unloading cargo in the rear, and closely
supervise children around the vehicle during
time when the exhaust pipe could be hot.
A hot exhaust pipe can cause serious burns.
Caution!
Risk of damage. The vehicle may touch the
ground as a result of reduced ground clearance.
f Drive carefully and slowly on steep slopes
(e. g. parking lots, curbs, uneven roads, lifting
platforms etc.).
f Avoid steep ramps.
Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake
(PCCB)
f Please see the chapter “BRAKES” on
Page 172.
The high-performance brake system is designed
for optimal braking effect at all speeds and
temperatures.
Certain speeds, braking forces and ambient conditions (such as temperature and humidity) therefore
might cause brake noises.
Wear on the different components and braking
system, such as brake pads and brake discs,
depends to a great extent on the individual driving
style and the conditions of use and therefore
cannot be expressed in actual miles on the road.
The values communicated by Porsche are based
on normal operation adapted to traffic. Wear
increases considerably when the vehicle is driven
on race tracks or through an aggressive driving
style.
f Please consult an authorized Porsche dealer
about the current guidelines in effect before
such use of your vehicle.
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Dear Porsche Owner,
A lot has gone into the manufacture of your
Porsche, including advanced engineering, rigid
quality control and demanding inspections. These
engineering and safety features will be enhanced
by you…
the safe driver…
– who knows her/his car and all controls,
– who maintains the vehicle properly,
– who uses driving skills wisely and always
drives within her/his own capabilities and the
level of familiarity with the vehicle.
You will find helpful hints in this manual on how to
perform most of the checks listed on the following
pages. If in doubt, have these checks performed
by your authorized Porsche dealer.
Before driving off…
Check the following items first
f Turn the engine off before you attempt any
checks or repairs on the vehicle.
f Be sure the tires are inflated correctly.
Check tires for damage and tire wear.
f See that wheel bolts are properly tightened
and not loose or missing.
f Check engine oil level, add if necessary. Make
it a habit to have engine oil checked with every
refueling.
f Check all fluid levels such as windshield
washer and brake fluid levels.
f Be sure the vehicle battery is well charged and
cranks the engine properly.
f Check all doors and lids for proper operation
and latch them properly.
f Check and if necessary replace worn or
cracked wiper blades.
f See that all windows are clear and unobstructed.
f Check air intake slots and area between
engine compartment lid and windshield.
Ensure that these areas are free of snow and
ice, so the heater and the windshield wipers
work properly.
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f If a child will be riding in the vehicle, check
child seat/child seat restraint system to ensure
that restraints are properly adjusted.
f Check all exterior and interior lights for operation and that the lenses are clean.
f Check the headlights for proper aim, and if
necessary, have them adjusted.
f Check under the vehicle for leaks.
f Be sure all luggage is stowed securely.
Emergency equipment
It is good practice to carry emergency equipment
in your vehicle.
Some of the items you should have are: window
scraper, snow brush, container or bag of sand or
salt, emergency light, small shovel, first-aid kit,
etc.
In the driver’s seat…
On the road…
f Check operation of the horn.
f Never drive after you have consumed alcohol
or drugs.
f Position seat for easy reach of foot pedals and
controls.To reduce the possibility of injury from
the air bag deployment, you should always sit
back as far from the steering wheel as is
practical, while still maintaining full vehicle
control.
f Adjust the inside and outside rear view mirrors.
f Buckle your safety belts.
f Check operation of the foot and electric
parking brake.
f Check all warning and indicator lights with
ignition on and engine not running.
f Start engine and check all warning displays for
warning symbols.
f Never leave an idling car unattended.
f Lock doors from inside, especially with
children in the car to prevent inadvertent
opening of doors from inside or outside. Drive
with doors locked.
f Always have your safety belt fastened.
f Always drive defensively.
Expect the unexpected.
f Use signals to indicate turns and lane changes.
f Turn on headlights at dusk or when the driving
conditions warrant it.
f Always keep a safe distance from the vehicle in
front of you, depending on traffic, road and
weather conditions.
f Reduce speed at night and during inclement
weather.
Driving in wet weather requires caution and
reduced speeds, particularly on roads with
standing water, as the handling characteristics
of the vehicle may be impaired due to hydroplaning of the tires.
f When parked, always put the electric parking
brake on and put the PDK selector lever in
position P.
On hills also turn the front wheels toward the
curb.
f When emergency repairs become necessary,
move the vehicle well off the road. Turn on the
emergency flasher and use other warning
devices to alert other motorists. Do not park
or operate the vehicle in areas where the hot
exhaust system may come in contact with dry
grass, brush, spilled fuel or other flammable
material.
f Make it a habit to have the engine oil checked
with every refueling.
f Always observe speed limits and obey road
signs and traffic laws.
f When tired, get well off the road, stop and take
a rest. Turn the engine off. Do not sit in the
vehicle with engine idling.
Please see the chapter “ENGINE EXHAUST” on
Page 2.
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Break in hints for the first
2,000 miles (3,000 kilometers)
f Do not participate in motor racing events,
sports driving schools, etc. during the first
2,000 miles (3,000 kilometers).
The following tips will be helpful in obtaining
optimum performance from your new Porsche.
There may be a slight stiffness in the steering or
other controls during the break-in period which will
gradually disappear.
Despite the most modern, high-precision manufacturing methods, the moving parts must still wear
in with each other. This wearing-in occurs mainly in
the first 2,000 miles (3,000 km).
Therefore:
f Preferably take longer trips.
f Avoid frequent cold starts with short-distance
driving whenever possible.
f Avoid full throttle starts and abrupt stops.
f Do not exceed maximum engine speed of
4,200 rpm (revolutions per minute).
f Do not run a cold engine at high rpm either in
Neutral or in gear.
f Do not let the engine labor, especially when
driving uphill. Shift to the next lower gear in
time (use the most favorable rpm range).
f Never lug the engine in high gear at low
speeds. This rule applies at all times, not just
during the break-in period.
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Break in brake pads and brake discs
New brake pads and discs have to be ”broken in“,
and therefore only attain optimal friction when the
car has covered several hundred miles or km.
The slightly reduced braking ability must be
compensated for by pressing the brake pedal
harder. This also applies whenever the brake pads
and brake discs are replaced.
New tires
New tires do not have maximum traction. They
tend to be slippery.
f Break in new tires by driving at moderate
speeds during the first 60 to 120 miles (100
to 200 km). Longer braking distances must be
anticipated.
Engine oil and fuel consumption
During the break-in period oil and fuel consumption may be higher than normal.
f Please see the chapter “ENGINE DATA” on
Page 324.
As always, the rate of oil consumption depends on
the quality and viscosity of oil, the speed at which
the engine is operated, the climate and road
conditions, as well as the amount of dilution and
oxidation of the lubricant.
f Make a habit of checking engine oil with every
refueling, add if necessary.
Contents
Overview Illustrations......................... 10
Driver’s Cockpit ............................................ 11
Steering Wheel and Instrument Panel.............. 12
Dashboard ................................................... 13
Front Center Console .................................... 14
Overhead Operating Console ......................... 15
Rear ............................................................ 16
Opening and Locking ......................... 17
Never invite car theft! .................................... 18
Notes on the Key and Central Locking
System ....................................................... 19
Central Locking System ................................ 20
Brief Overview – Opening and Locking
From Outside................................................ 21
Opening and Locking From Outside ................ 22
Opening and Locking From Inside................... 31
Opening and Closing the Engine
Compartment Lid.......................................... 33
Malfunctions When Opening and Closing ......... 35
Seats, Mirrors and Steering Wheel ..... 37
Seat Adjustment and Head Restraints ............. 38
Adjusting Front Seats .................................... 39
Storing Vehicle Settings ................................ 40
Easy Entry Function ...................................... 42
Adjusting Rear Seats..................................... 42
Adjusting Passenger Seat From Rear.............. 43
Front and Rear Heated Seats ......................... 43
Front and Rear Seat Ventilation ...................... 44
Safety Belts..................................................44
Air bag Systems ...........................................47
Child Restraint Systems.................................52
LATCH Child Seat System..............................56
Exterior Mirrors ............................................58
Steering Wheel .............................................61
Heated steering wheel...................................61
Steering Wheel Adjustment ............................62
Multi-Function Steering Wheel.........................63
Sun Visors....................................................64
Vanity Mirror.................................................64
Roll-Up Sunblinds, Rear Side Windows ............65
Roll-Up Sunblind, Rear Window .......................66
Air Conditioning ................................ 67
Brief Overview – Front Control Panel ........68
Brief Overview – Rear Control Panel
(4-Zone Air-Conditioning) ................................69
Overview of Air Conditioning ..........................70
General Functions .........................................71
Automatically Controlled Air Conditioning ........76
Air Vents ......................................................82
Heated Rear Window/Exterior Mirror
Heating ........................................................84
Windows and Slide/Tilt Roof............... 85
Power Windows ............................................86
Slide/Tilt Roof...............................................88
Lights, Turn Signals and
Windshield Wipers............................. 91
Automatic Driving Light Assistant/
Adaptive Light System...................................92
Instrument lighting ........................................95
Turn Signal/High Beam/Headlight
Flasher Stalk.................................................96
Emergency Flasher .......................................97
Interior Lighting.............................................98
Brief Overview – Windshield Wipers............101
Windshield Wiper/Washer Stalk ....................102
Instrument Panel and
Multi-Function Display ..................... 105
Instrument Panel USA Models ......................107
Instrument Panel Canada Models..................109
Tachometer................................................110
Speedometer .............................................110
Multi-Function Display ..................................110
Engine Oil Temperature Gauge.....................110
Coolant Temperature Gauge ........................110
Engine Oil Pressure Gauge ..........................111
Fuel Gauge .................................................111
Digital Speedometer ...................................112
Upshift Prompt Indicator ..............................112
Odometer...................................................112
Reset Button for Trip Counter Display/
Brightness Setting for Instrument Lighting.... 112
PDK Display for Selector-Lever Position/
Engaged Gear ............................................112
Battery/Alternator .......................................113
Contents
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Check Engine (Emission Control) .................. 114
Acoustic Signals ......................................... 114
Operating the Multi-Function Display in the
Instrument Panel......................................... 115
Vehicle Settings on the Multi-Function
Display....................................................... 138
Overview of Warning Messages.................... 152
Driving and Driving Safety ................163
Ignition Lock, Steering Lock ........................ 164
Starting and Stopping the Engine ................. 167
Auto Start Stop Function ............................. 169
Electric Parking Brake................................. 171
Brakes ....................................................... 172
Cruise Control ............................................ 176
Adaptive Cruise Control............................... 178
Car Audio Operation/Tips ............................ 189
Porsche Communication Management
(PCM) ........................................................ 191
iPod®, USB and AUX ................................... 192
Voice Control.............................................. 192
Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) .................... 193
Selector-Lever Positions .............................. 195
Porsche Traction Management (PTM) ........... 202
Porsche Stability Management (PSM)............ 202
ABS Brake System (Anti-Lock Brake
System) ..................................................... 207
Porsche Active Suspension Management
(PASM)....................................................... 208
Porsche Active Suspension Management
(PASM) with Air Suspension and Level
Control ...................................................... 209
Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) .... 211
“Sport” and “Sport Plus” Mode .................... 212
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Contents
Sports Exhaust System ...............................214
Retractable Rear Spoiler..............................214
Locking the Steering Column .......................250
Theft Protection ..........................................250
Storage, Luggage Compartment
and Roof Transport System ..............217
Maintenance and Car Care ...............251
Storage......................................................218
Drinks Holder/Cupholder .............................221
Front Ashtray..............................................224
Rear Ashtray...............................................224
Cigarette Lighter.........................................225
Refrigerated box in the rear of the vehicle.....226
Folding Rear Seats Forward and Returning
to Upright Position ......................................226
Luggage Compartment................................227
Stowing Loads............................................228
Luggage Compartment Cover ......................229
Fixed Luggage Compartment Cover .............231
Ski Bag ......................................................231
Roof Transport System ...............................232
Loading Information ....................................236
Parking ...........................................238
ParkAssist ..................................................239
Rearview Camera........................................241
Swivelling Down Mirror Glass as
Parking Aid.................................................242
Garage Door Opener ...................................243
Alarm System and Theft
Protection .......................................246
Alarm System and Passenger
Compartment Monitoring .............................247
Immobilizer.................................................250
Exercise Extreme Caution when Working
on your vehicle ...........................................252
Engine Oil ...................................................254
Checking Engine-Oil Level ............................254
Topping Up Engine Oil ................................ 255
Checking Coolant Level and Adding
Coolant ......................................................257
Brake Fluid .................................................258
Washer Fluid ..............................................259
Power Steering ..........................................260
Changing Air Cleaner ...................................261
Changing Particle Filter................................261
Wiper Blades ..............................................261
Emission Control System .............................262
How Emission Control Works .......................263
Fuel Economy .............................................264
Operating Your Porsche in other Countries....264
Fuel ...........................................................265
Fuel Can .....................................................267
Fuel Recommendations................................268
Fuel Evaporation Control .............................269
Car Care Instructions...................................269
Minor Repairs ..................................277
Exercise Extreme Caution when Working
on your Vehicle ...........................................278
Tires and Wheels.........................................280
Wheel Bolts ...............................................293
Flat Tire......................................................293
Electrical System ........................................296
Battery....................................................... 303
External Power Supply, Jump-Lead
Starting...................................................... 306
Changing the Remote Control Battery........... 307
Replacing Bulbs .......................................... 308
Headlights.................................................. 308
Side Turn Signal Light ................................. 312
Licence Plate Lights.................................... 313
Side Marker Light ....................................... 313
Changing Light-Emitting Diodes and
Long-Life Bulbs .......................................... 314
Headlight Adjustment .................................. 314
Towing....................................................... 316
Fire Extinguisher .........................................321
Tire Pressure and Technical Data ..... 322
Vehicle Identification Data............................ 323
Engine Data................................................ 324
Wheels, Tires.............................................. 325
Tire Pressure for Cold Tires (68 °F/20 °C).... 326
Weights...................................................... 328
Filling Capacities.........................................329
Driving Performance ................................... 329
Dimensions ................................................ 330
Index .............................................. 331
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Overview Illustrations
Driver’s Cockpit ............................................ 11
Steering Wheel and Instrument Panel.............. 12
Dashboard ................................................... 13
Front Center Console .................................... 14
Overhead Operating Console ......................... 15
Rear ............................................................ 16
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Overview Illustrations
Driver’s Cockpit
1.Door opener
See page 32.
2.Vehicle setting memory buttons
See page 40.
3.Electric parking brake
See page 171.
4.Steering wheel adjustment
See page 62.
5.Overhead operating console
See page 15.
6.Power windows
See page 86.
7.Exterior-mirror setting
See page 58.
8.Engine compartment lid release
See page 33.
9.Diagnostic socket (OBD)
10.Light switch
See page 92.
11.Ignition lock, steering lock
See page 164.
12.Dimming of instrument lighting
See page 95.
13.Seat adjustment
See page 39.
Overview Illustrations
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Steering Wheel and Instrument
Panel
1.Turn signal lights
See page 96.
2.Engine oil pressure gauge
See page 111.
3.Engine oil temperature gauge
See page 110.
4.Speedometer
See page 110.
5.Tachometer
See page 110.
6.Multi-function display
See page 115.
7.Windshield wipers
See page 102.
8.Coolant temperature gauge
See page 110.
9.Fuel gauge
See page 111.
10.PDK shift buttons
See page 61.
11.Adaptive cruise control
See page 178.
12.Horn
See page 61.
13.Telephone controls, multi-function display
See page 115.
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Overview Illustrations
Dashboard
1.Sport Chrono clock
See page 135.
2.Porsche Communication Management (PCM)
See page 191.
3.Air vents
See page 82.
4.Glove box
See page 218.
5.Drinks holder/cupholder
See page 222.
6.Front center console
See page 14.
7.Ashtray, cigarette lighter
See page 224.
8.Drinks holder/cupholder
See page 222.
9.Armrest, storage compartment
See page 219.
Overview Illustrations
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Front Center Console
1.Heated seats, seat ventilation
See page 43.
2.Air conditioning
See page 70.
3.Emergency flasher
See page 97.
4.Central locking
See page 31.
5.Heated rear window/external mirror heating
See page 84.
6.“Sport”/“Sport Plus” modes
See page 212.
7.Porsche Active Suspension Management
(PASM)
See page 208.
8.High level
See page 210.
9.Porsche Stability Management (PSM)
See page 202.
10.Auto Start Stop function
See page 169.
11.Roll-up sunblind on rear window/rear side
windows
See page 66.
12.Sports exhaust system
See page 214.
13.Retractable rear spoiler
See page 214.
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Overview Illustrations
Overhead Operating Console
1.Rear interior lighting
See page 98.
2.Dimming ambient lighting
See page 100.
3.ParkAssist off button
See page 241.
4.Passenger compartment monitoring
See page 247.
5.Slide/tilt roof
See page 88.
6.Garage door opener/HomeLink®
See page 243.
7.Hands-free microphone
8.Reading light on driver’s side
See page 98.
9.Front interior lighting
See page 98.
10.Orientation lighting
See page 99.
11.Interior door opening lighting
See page 99.
12.Reading light on passenger’s side
See page 98.
Overview Illustrations
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Rear
1.Interior light/reading light
See page 98.
2.Door opener
See page 32.
3.Air vents
See page 82.
4.Seat adjustment
See page 42.
5.Central locking
See page 31.
6.Air conditioning
See page 70.
7.Drinks holder/cupholder
See page 223.
8.Ashtray
See page 224.
9.Power window/roll-up sunblind on rear side
windows
See page 86.
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Overview Illustrations
Opening and Locking
Never invite car theft! ................................... 18
Notes on the Key and Central Locking
System ....................................................... 19
Central Locking System................................ 20
Brief Overview – Opening and Locking
From Outside ............................................... 21
Opening and Locking From Outside ............... 22
Opening and Locking From Inside .................. 31
Opening and Closing the Engine
Compartment Lid ......................................... 33
Malfunctions When Opening and Closing ........ 35
Opening and Locking
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Never invite car theft!
An unlocked car with the key in the ignition lock
invites car theft.
A steering wheel lock and a gong alarm are
standard equipment in your Porsche. The gong
alarm will sound if you open the driver's door while
the key is still in the ignition lock. It is your
reminder to pull the key out of the ignition lock and
to lock the doors.
Warning!
Any uncontrolled movement of the vehicle
may result in property damage, serious
personal injury or death.
Never leave your vehicle unattended with the
key in the ignition lock, especially if children
and/or pets are left unattended in the
vehicle. They can operate power windows
and other controls. If the engine is left
running, they may accidentally engage the
shift lever. Serious personal injury or death
could result from loss of control of the
vehicle.
f Always remove the ignition key.
f Always set the electric parking brake.
f Lock the doors with the key or with the remote
control.
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Opening and Locking
Warning!
Risk of a serious accident.
The steering column will lock when you
remove the key while you are driving or as
the car is rolling to a stop. You will not be
able to steer the car.
Serious personal injury or death could result
from loss of control of the vehicle.
f Never remove the key from the steering lock
while you are driving.
To protect your vehicle and your possessions
from theft, you should always proceed as
follows when leaving your vehicle:
f Close windows.
f Close slide/tilt roof.
f Remove ignition key (switch ignition off in
vehicles that have Porsche Entry & Drive).
f Engage steering lock.
f Remove valuables (e.g. car documents, radio
control module, cell phones, house keys) from
the car.
f Lock doors.
f Lock the glove compartment.
f Close storage trays.
f Cover luggage compartment with the luggage
compartment cover.
f Close rear lid.
Notes on the Key and Central
Locking System
Key
You are provided with two vehicle keys with
integrated emergency key. These keys operate
all the locks on your vehicle.
f Be careful with your vehicle keys: do not
part with them except under exceptional
circumstances.
f Remove and take the ignition key with you,
even if leaving the vehicle only briefly.
Do not leave the ignition key in the vehicle.
f Inform your insurance company of any loss or
theft of car keys or if extra or replacement
keys have been cut.
f Third parties can still operate the mechanical
locks with a lost key.
Note on operation
Different vehicle settings are stored on the respective key when the vehicle is locked, provided the
vehicle is fitted with the relevant equipment.
For information on storing vehicle settings on
the key:
f Please see the chapter “STORING VEHICLE
SETTINGS” on Page 40.
Emergency operation
f Please see the chapter “EMERGENCY OPERATION – UNLOCKING THE IGNITION KEY” on
Page 166.
Replacement keys
Car keys can only be ordered through an authorized Porsche dealer. Sometimes, this may take a
long time.
You should therefore always keep a spare key on
your person. Keep it in a safe place, but under no
circumstances in or on the vehicle.
The key codes of new keys have to be “reported”
to the vehicle control module by an authorized
Porsche dealer. All keys belonging to the vehicle
must also be reported again.
Note
Third parties can continue to operate the mechanical locks using the lost key.
Panic button
In dangerous situations or when one's own safety
is threatened, it is possible to draw attention to
the situation by triggering an alarm.
To trigger an alarm
f Press button.
The horn sounds and the emergency flasher
flashes.
To stop the alarm
f Press button again.
The horn becomes silent and the emergency
flasher goes out.
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Central Locking System
USA:
KR55WK50138
Canada:
7812D-5WK50138
This device complies with:
Part 15 of the FCC Rules
RSS-210 of Industry Canada.
Operation of this device is subject to the following
two conditions:
– This device may not cause harmful interference, and
Emergency key
Removing emergency key
1. Push the release button to the side.
2. Pull out the key.
Inserting emergency key
f Slide in the key until the release button
audibly engages.
– this device must accept any interference
received including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
Note
The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio
or TV interference caused by unauthorized modifications to this equipment.
Such modification could void the user's authority
to operate the equipment.
Warning!
Any changes or modifications not expressly
approved by Porsche could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
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Opening and Locking
Your vehicle is equipped with a central locking
system. The following are unlocked or locked
together:
– Doors
– Rear lid
– Filler flap
The central locking system is always activated
when the vehicle is unlocked and locked.
On the multi-function display of the instrument
panel, you can set different variants for locking
and unlocking the doors and rear lid. You can open
all doors irrespective of the setting made.
The vehicle cannot be locked if the driver’s door is
not completely closed.
If one of the following components is not completely closed when you try to lock the vehicle the
door/lid is not locked:
– vehicle doors
– rear lid
– engine compartment lid
The indication by the emergency flasher and by
the acoustic signal will be provided after all doors
and lids are closed.
Brief Overview – Opening and
Locking From Outside
The Porsche Entry & Drive option can be
recognized by the buttons A in the door handles.
This brief overview does not replace the
information provided under “OPENING AND
LOCKING FROM OUTSIDE”.
Warnings, in particular, are not replaced by this
brief overview.
Key
Porsche Entry & Drive
What do I want to do?
What do I have to do?
What happens?
Unlocking
Using the key:
Press the button
on the key once.
The emergency flasher flashes once.
The driver’s door can be opened.
Press the button
on the key twice.
All vehicle doors and the rear lid can be opened.
With Porsche Entry & Drive:
Grip the door handle fully.
Closing
Using the key:
Press the button
on the key.
With Porsche Entry & Drive:
Press the button A on the door handle.
Lock if persons/animals
are remaining in vehicle
(Switch off the alarm system’s interior
surveillance)
Switching off alarm
The doors and the rear lid can be opened.
The emergency flasher flashes twice and an
acoustic signal will sound twice.
The doors are locked.
Please see the chapter “SWITCHING OFF INTERIOR
SURVEILLANCE AND INCLINATION SENSOR” on
page 247.
Press the button
on the key.
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Note on operation
The factory settings of the vehicle are described
in this section.
In the multi-function display in the instrument
panel, you can change the settings and store them
on the respective key for vehicles with comfort
memory.
For information on modifying the opening and
locking settings:
f Please see the chapter “LOCKING SETTINGS”
on page 145.
Opening and Locking From Outside
With Porsche Entry & Drive
Depending on your vehicle equipment, you
can unlock and lock the vehicle either with the car
key or without a key by means of Porsche Entry &
Drive.
On vehicles with Porsche Entry & Drive, you
can unlock, lock and start the vehicle without
using the key.
You simply have to carry the key with you,
e.g. in your trouser pocket.
With the key
f Do not expose the car key to a high level
of electromagnetic radiation. This could
adversely affect Porsche Entry & Drive.
Use the buttons on the key to unlock and lock
the vehicle.
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Opening and Locking
Note on operation
The vehicle is locked automatically after
30 seconds if none of the doors or the tailgate is
opened. The alarm system is not activated.
If the interior surveillance system and inclination
sensor have been switched off (restricted antitheft protection), this also remains the case after
automatic relocking.
As a result, the doors can be opened from inside
by pulling once on the front door opener or by
pulling twice on the rear door opener.
f Inform any persons remaining in the vehicle
that the alarm system will be triggered if the
door is opened.
Unlocking and opening doors
Unlocking with the key
1. Press button
.
The emergency flasher flashes once.
The driver’s door is unlocked.
2. Pull the door handle.
Unlocking with Porsche Entry & Drive
(keyless)
Either door can be unlocked if you position
yourself on the side of the vehicle (driver’s side,
passenger’s side) that you wish to open together
with the key.
1. Grip the door handle fully.
The emergency flasher flashes once.
The doors are unlocked.
2. Pull the door handle.
When locked again, the interior surveillance
system and inclination sensor are activated once
more.
Switching off operational readiness
(for vehicles with Porsche Entry & Drive)
Operational readiness of Porsche Entry & Drive is
switched off after 96 hours for the driver’s door
and after 36 hours for the passenger doors if the
vehicle is not unlocked within this time.
1. Pull the door handle once to activate the
system again.
2. Pull the door handle again to open the door.
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Locking doors
The doors can be opened from inside by
pulling once on the front door opener or by
pulling twice on the rear door opener.
Locking with the key
1. Close the door.
3. Inform any persons remaining in the vehicle
that the alarm system will be triggered if the
door is opened.
2. Press button once.
The emergency flasher flashes twice and an
acoustic signal will sound twice.
The doors cannot be opened from outside.
or
If persons or animals are remaining in the
vehicle, press button twice.
The emergency flasher flashes twice and an
acoustic signal will sound twice.
The doors can be opened from inside by
pulling once on the front door opener or by
pulling twice on the rear door opener.
3. Inform any persons remaining in the vehicle
that the alarm system will be triggered if the
door is opened.
Note on operation for locking the doors with
the key
The vehicle cannot be locked if the driver’s door is
not completely closed.
The emergency flasher indicates that the vehicle
has been locked successfully only when all the
doors, the engine compartment lid and the
tailgate are closed.
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Opening and Locking
Note on operation for locking the doors with
Porsche Entry & Drive (keyless)
– The vehicle cannot be locked if the any of the
doors or the tailgate are not completely
closed.
A warning signal sounds in the passenger
compartment and a warning message
appears on the multi-function display.
Locking with Porsche Entry & Drive (keyless)
You must carry the key with you.
1. Close the door.
2. Briefly press the Porsche Entry & Drive locking
button A on the door handle.
The emergency flasher flashes twice and an
acoustic signal will sound twice.
The doors cannot be opened from outside.
or
If persons or animals are remaining in the
vehicle, press the Porsche Entry & Drive
locking button A on the door handle twice.
The emergency flasher flashes twice and an
acoustic signal will sound twice.
– The key must be outside the vehicle when
locking the vehicle doors, otherwise the
vehicle doors cannot be locked.
– If the key is out of range, the vehicle doors can
no longer be opened after they are locked.
Automatic door locking and automatic
door unlocking
Danger!
Risk of carbon monoxide poisoning! Exhaust
gases can enter the passenger compartment
when the tailgate is open and render the
occupants unconscious if longterm exposure
occurs, resulting in an accident. In a stopped
vehicle, carbon monoxide can also lead to
death.
Warning!
In an emergency situation where you need to
exit the car through an automatically locked
door, remember the following procedure to
open the door.
f Always keep the tailgate closed when the
engine is running.
f Unlock the doors by pressing the central
locking button or
f Pull the inside door handle on the front door
once or on the rear door twice to open the
door.
f Always keep the tailgate closed while driving.
In the multi-function display of the instrument
panel, you have the option of selecting diverse
variants of automatic door locking and automatic
door unlocking.
1. Press button
For information on modifying the opening and
locking settings:
f Please see the chapter “LOCKING SETTINGS”
on page 145.
Unlocking with the key
Unlocking and opening tailgate
.
2. Press the unlocking handle (arrow) on the
tailgate and open the tailgate.
When the tailgate is unlocked, the vehicle doors
are also unlocked.
The vehicle is locked again automatically after
30 seconds if none of the vehicle doors or the
tailgate is opened.
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Unlocking with Porsche Entry & Drive
(keyless)
The tailgate has a power closing mechanism.
1. Pull down the tailgate by means of the closing
handle (arrow) and press gently into the lock.
The tailgate is automatically pulled closed.
Warning!
Risk of being locked out of vehicles with
Porsche Entry & Drive.
2. Briefly press button on the key once.
The vehicle is locked.
f Do not leave the key in the vehicle if the vehicle
is locked and access can be gained through
the tailgate. The vehicle is automatically
locked when the tailgate is closed.
If the key is left in the vehicle, the emergency
flasher flashes once and a horn signal sounds.
Within approximately 30 seconds, the tailgate
can be opened by pressing the unlocking
handle (arrow).
After 30 seconds have elapsed, the
vehicle can be unlocked again only with
the second key.
If you are in the rear area of the vehicle with the
key and press the unlocking handle, the tailgate is
unlocked.
f Press the unlocking handle on the tailgate and
open the tailgate.
Note on operation
On vehicles with Porsche Entry & Drive, the
tailgate can no longer be opened when the car key
with remote control is out of range.
Locking the tailgate
Warning!
Danger of crushing. The tailgate
automatically closes.
f Make sure that your fingers are not under
the tailgate.
f Keep foreign objects or limbs away from
moving parts (lock striker) of the power
closing mechanism.
f Children must be kept away from the tailgate
when closing.
Children could be killed or severely injured by
such a closing.
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Opening and Locking
Powerlift tailgate
Opening and closing tailgate automatically
Warning!
Risk of poisoning! Exhaust gases can enter
the passenger compartment when the
tailgate is open.
Acoustic indication during opening/closing
of the tailgate
Opening and closing of the tailgate are indicated
by warning tones.
You can have the warning tones activated/
deactivated at your authorized Porsche dealer.
f Always keep the tailgate closed when the
engine is running.
f Always keep the tailgate closed while driving.
Risk of injury and damage if the tailgate is
automatically opened or closed in an
uncontrolled way!
f Do not leave children in the car unattended.
f Open or close the tailgate only when the
vehicle is stationary.
f Never drive with the tailgate open. Exhaust
gases can enter the passenger compartment.
f Open or close the tailgate only when there are
no persons, animals or objects within its
movement range.
f Always keep a close eye on the opening and
closing operation so that movement can be
stopped at any time in the event of danger.
Opening tailgate automatically
There are three ways of opening the tailgate:
Variant 1
f Use the unlocking handle (arrow) on the
tailgate. The vehicle must be unlocked for this.
Vehicles with Porsche Entry & Drive need not
be unlocked. You simply have to carry the car
key with you, e.g. in your trouser pocket.
f Make sure there is sufficient clearance behind
and above the vehicle (e.g. roof transport
systems, garage ceiling).
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Variant 2
f When the ignition is switched off, press the
button
on the key for approximately
1 second.
If the vehicle is locked, either the driver’s door
or the entire vehicle will be unlocked,
depending on the settings in the multi-function
display.
For information on locking and unlocking settings
in the multi-function display:
f Please see the chapter “LOCKING SETTINGS”
on page 145.
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Opening and Locking
Variant 3
f With the ignition switched on, press and hold
the button
in the driver’s door until the
tailgate has opened fully.
Opening is interrupted if the button is released
prematurely.
A – Closing the tailgate automatically without Porsche
Entry & Drive
A and B – Closing the tailgate automatically and locking
with Porsche Entry & Drive
Closing tailgate automatically
Make sure that the load is not in the area of the
tailgate when the tailgate is closed because
otherwise the closing operation will be interrupted
after contact with the load and the tailgate will
open again.
f Press the button A in the trim panel on the
tailgate.
The tailgate is closed.
Close the tailgate automatically and lock
with Porsche Entry & Drive.
f Press the button B in the trim panel on the
tailgate.
The tailgate is closed and the vehicle is locked.
In order to close and then lock the tailgate on the
vehicle automatically, the key must be located:
– in the rear area and
– outside the vehicle.
A warning message appears on the multi-function
display in the instrument panel if these conditions
have not been met.
For information on warning messages on
the multi-function display:
f Please see the chapter “OVERVIEW OF
WARNING MESSAGES” on page 152.
Warning!
Risk of being locked out of vehicles with
Porsche Entry & Drive.
f Do not leave the key in the vehicle.
If locking button B is pressed after the tailgate
has closed, the vehicle is locked automatically.
If the key is left in the vehicle, the emergency
flasher flashes once and a horn signal sounds.
Within approximately 30 seconds, the tailgate
can be opened again.
After 30 seconds have elapsed, the
vehicle can be unlocked again only with
the second key.
Interrupting the opening/closing operation in
the event of danger
The opening or closing operation is interrupted
immediately after:
f Pressing button
on the key
or
Releasing button
in the driver’s door
or
Briefly pressing button A or B in the trim panel
on the tailgate
or
Briefly pressing the release button on the
tailgate.
Detection of obstacles during opening
The tailgate will stop moving if opening is blocked
by an obstacle. A warning signal then sounds.
The opening operation can continue once the
obstacle is removed and after:
f Pressing button
on the key
or
Pressing button
in the driver’s door
or
Pressing the release button on the tailgate.
Automatic operation can be continued again at
any time. To do this, press the corresponding
button.
Caution!
Risk of damage to the tailgate caused by
striking garage roofs or roof transport
systems. If the luggage compartment cover
is not attached to the tailgate, the tailgate
continues to move slowly upwards beyond
the automatic stop.
f Only use the powerlift tailgate with the luggage
compartment cover attached.
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Detection of obstacles during closing
Warning!
Danger of crushing.
f Despite the presence of this detection system,
you are still responsible for keeping yourself
and others entirely out of the way of the door
as it is closing.
The closing operation is interrupted if closing
of the tailgate is blocked by an obstacle.
A warning signal sounds and the tailgate opens
again.
When the obstacle has been removed, the tailgate
can be closed by pressing the button in the
tailgate trim panel.
Automatic stop in the event of unintentional
tailgate movement
If the tailgate is moved too abruptly or lowers
unaided immediately after opening, e.g. due to
the weight of snow, an electrical mechanism
brakes the tailgate and a series of brief warning
signals sounds until the tailgate stops moving.
f Bring the tailgate to rest for approx. 1 second.
The braking function is deactivated.
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Opening and Locking
Adjusting the opening height of the tailgate
The opening height of the tailgate can be
individually adjusted so that the tailgate does not
collide with the garage ceiling, for example.
On vehicles with level control, the vehicle height
changes according to the level control setting.
f Always adjust the opening height with the
vehicle at the highest level setting so that the
tailgate cannot accidentally collide with the
garage ceiling, for example.
Caution!
Risk of damage to the tailgate. If the luggage
compartment cover is not attached to the
tailgate, the tailgate continues to move
slowly upwards beyond the automatic stop.
f Only use the powerlift tailgate with the luggage
compartment cover attached.
1. Stand behind the vehicle and open the tailgate.
2. Press button
on the key to stop the
automatic opening operation at around 2/3
of the opening height.
3. Now move the tailgate up by hand until the
desired opening height is reached. Make sure
that there is a sufficient minimum clearance
from any obstacle.
4. Press the button A in the trim panel on the
tailgate for approximately 3 seconds.
An acknowledgement signal sounds.
The opening height of the tailgate has now
been programmed.
The tailgate can now be closed by briefly
pressing the button.
This setting cannot be deleted. If a different
setting is required, repeat steps 1 to 4.
Malfunctions of the tailgate drive
The automatic function is not active if the battery
voltage is too low.
If a button is pressed, the tailgate lock is unlocked
and three brief warning signals sound. The tailgate
can now be opened by hand.
f Charge the vehicle battery.
Emergency operation of tailgate
If the automatic opening or closing operation is
interrupted by a fault:
f Slowly open or close the tailgate by hand.
Overload protection
If overloading of the tailgate drive is detected,
three brief warning signals sound.
The tailgate cannot be operated automatically
for approx. 30 seconds.
Opening and Locking From Inside
The factory settings of the vehicle are described
in this section.
In the multi-function display in the instrument
panel, you can change the settings and store
them on the respective key for vehicles with
comfort memory.
For information on modifying the opening and
locking settings:
f Please see the chapter “LOCKING SETTINGS”
on page 145.
Front central locking button
Locking doors
f Press the front or rear central locking button.
When the ignition is switched on, the indicator
light in the button lights up.
All vehicle doors will be locked.
The doors can be opened from inside by
pulling once on the front door opener or by
pulling twice on the rear door opener.
Rear central locking button
Automatic with Auto Lock
If this function is activated, the vehicle is locked
automatically when a speed of approximately
2 mph (5 km/h) is exceeded.
For information on modifying the opening and
locking settings:
f Please see the chapter “LOCKING SETTINGS”
on page 145.
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Unlocking doors
Securing rear doors
You can prevent passengers from accidentally
pulling the door opener and opening the rear
doors from inside.
f Press the front or rear central locking button.
The indicator light on the button goes out.
All vehicle doors will be unlocked.
Automatic with Auto Unlock
The vehicle is automatically unlocked when the
ignition key is removed.
Note on operation
If the vehicle was locked by remote control or with
the key, it cannot be unlocked with the central
locking button.
Opening doors
Opening unlocked doors
f Pull door opener (arrow) once.
Opening locked doors
f Pull once on the front door opener (arrow) or
twice on the rear door opener.
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Opening and Locking
Opening and Closing the Engine
Compartment Lid
Danger!
Risk of loss of control or an accident,
resulting in serious personal injury or death.
f Should you notice at any time while driving that
one of the lids is not secured properly, please
stop immediately in a suitable place and
close it.
The engine compartment lid may fly up
impairing vision.
Opening
Caution!
Risk of damage to engine compartment lid or
windshield wipers.
f Make sure that the windshield wipers are not
pulled out forwards when opening the engine
compartment lid.
f Always switch off windshield wipers
before opening the engine compartment lid
(wiper switch in position 0).
For information on the front wipers:
f Please see the chapter “FRONT WIPER AND
HEADLIGHT WASHER SYSTEM” on page 102.
Activating and deactivating child lock
The child locks are fitted in the lock area of the
rear doors.
The doors cannot be opened from inside when the
child locks are on.
f To engage: Turn the child lock in direction of
travel using the emergency key.
f To disengage: Turn the child lock away
from the direction of travel using the
emergency key.
For information on the emergency key:
f Please see the chapter “EMERGENCY KEY” on
page 20.
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Closing
1. Lower lid and let it fall into the lock. If
necessary, push the lid closed with the palm
of your hand in the area of the lock.
2. Check that the lid is engaged correctly in the
lock and that the release lever is back in its
initial position.
When the vehicle is in motion, a message will
appear on the multi-function display in the
instrument panel if the lid is not closed properly.
1. Open the driver’s door.
3. Pull the unlocking handle (arrow).
2. Pull the release lever (arrow).
The engine compartment lid is now unlocked.
4. Open the engine compartment fully.
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Opening and Locking
Malfunctions When Opening and
Closing
Emergency operation of tailgate
If the tailgate cannot be opened with the radio
remote control (e.g. if the battery of the remote
control is dead), the emergency operation must
be performed:
1. Unlock and open the driver’s door with the car
key.
Only one door is unlocked
The vehicle cannot be locked
On the multi-function display in the instrument
panel, you can set different variants for locking
and unlocking the doors and tailgate. You can
open all doors irrespective of the setting made.
This is recognizable by the fact that the
emergency flasher does not flash and there is no
locking noise.
f Press button
2 seconds.
on the key twice within
The remote control of the key may
The vehicle cannot be unlocked
– not function correctly due to radio waves
(also radio contact between remote control
and vehicle in the case of Porsche Entry &
Drive),
The remote control of the key may
– fail due to a fault,
2. Switch on the ignition within 10 seconds
to prevent the alarm system from
triggering.
– not function correctly due to radio waves (also
radio contact between remote control and
vehicle in the case of Porsche Entry & Drive),
– fail due to a flat key battery.
3. Press the central locking button on the front
or rear center console.
The tailgate is now unlocked and can be
opened with the unlocking handle.
– fail due to a fault,
If the central locking system is defective,
operating the lock cylinder in the driver’s door will
lock all functioning locking elements of the central
locking system.
– fail due to a flat key battery.
f Unlock the vehicle using the emergency key
in the door lock.
If the vehicle was unlocked using the
emergency key in the door lock, only the
driver’s door can be opened.
In order to prevent the alarm system from
being triggered, switch the ignition on
within 10 seconds of opening the door.
f Lock the vehicle using the emergency key
in the door lock.
For information on locking the doors by means of
the emergency operation:
f Please see the chapter “NOT ALL VEHICLE
DOORS ARE LOCKED” on page 36.
f Have faults in the central locking system
repaired.
Please contact a qualified specialist workshop.
We recommend that you have an authorized
Porsche dealer to do this work as they have
trained workshop personnel and the necessary
parts and tools.
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Not all vehicle doors are locked
The central locking system has failed. The doors
must be locked using the emergency operation
function.
1. Open the passenger’s door.
2. Unclip cover and remove.
3. Turn the lock outward using the
emergency key.
7. Lock the driver’s door with the emergency
key in the door lock.
For information on the emergency key:
The doors can be opened from inside by pulling
the door opener.
f Please see the chapter “EMERGENCY KEY” on
page 20.
4. Fit the cover again.
5. Repeat procedure at the rear doors.
6. Close all doors.
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Opening and Locking
Seats, Mirrors and Steering Wheel
Seat Adjustment and Head Restraints ............ 38
Adjusting Front Seats ................................... 39
Storing Vehicle Settings................................ 40
Easy Entry Function...................................... 42
Adjusting Rear Seats .................................... 42
Adjusting Passenger Seat From Rear ............. 43
Front and Rear Heated Seats ........................ 43
Front and Rear Seat Ventilation ..................... 44
Safety Belts ................................................. 44
Air bag Systems........................................... 47
Child Restraint Systems ................................ 52
LATCH Child Seat System ............................. 56
Exterior Mirrors............................................ 58
Steering Wheel............................................. 61
Heated steering wheel .................................. 61
Steering Wheel Adjustment ........................... 62
Multi-Function Steering Wheel ........................ 63
Sun Visors ................................................... 64
Vanity Mirror ................................................ 64
Roll-Up Sunblinds, Rear Side Windows............ 65
Roll-Up Sunblind, Rear Window ...................... 66
Seats, Mirrors and Steering Wheel
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Seat Adjustment and Head
Restraints
Danger!
The seat may move unexpectedly if you
attempt to adjust while driving. This could
cause sudden loss of control, resulting in
serious personal injury or death.
f Do not adjust seats while the vehicle is in motion.The backrest locks must be engaged at all
times while the vehicle is in motion.
Safety belts only offer protection when the
backrest is upright and the belts are properly
positioned on the body.
Improperly positioned safety belts or safety
belts worn by passengers in an excessively
reclined position can cause serious personal
injury or death in an accident.
f Do not operate the car with the driver or
passenger backrests excessively reclined.
f Please see the chapter “SEAT POSITION” on
page 38.
Danger of injury if persons or animals are in
the movement range of the seat during seat
adjustment.
f Adjust the seat so that no-one is put at risk.
f Do not activate the comfort memory button if
there is any risk of the seat crushing the
occupant.
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Seats, Mirrors and Steering Wheel
f Cancel automatic adjustment by pressing any
of the seat adjustment buttons.
f Do not leave children in the vehicle unattended,
since they may depress the comfort setting
button and crush themselves or another
occupant.
Caution!
Risk of damage to windshield, sun visor,
windstop, etc. when the seat is adjusted or
folded back or forward.
f Adjust the seat so that the seat backrest is not
in contact with any other object.
The driver, front, and back passenger seats
provide integrated head restraints in the
backrests. The head restraints are not adjustable.
Warning!
All occupants, including the driver, should not
operate a vehicle or sit in a vehicle’s seat until the
head restraints and backrests, respectively, are
placed in their proper positions so that the risk of
neck injuries is minimized in the event of a crash.
For a proper positioning of the head restraint, the
seatback’s inclination should be adjusted such
that the head restraint is in an upright position.
Driver and passengers should be seated upright
and in the center of their seats.
Seat position
An ergonomically correct sitting position is
important for safe and fatigue-free driving. We
recommend the following procedure for adjusting
the driver’s seat to suit individual requirements:
1. Adjust the seat until, with your left foot on the
footrest, your left leg remains at a slight angle.
2. Rest your outstretched arm on the steering
wheel. Set the backrest angle and the steeringwheel position so that your wrist rests on the
outer rim of the steering wheel. At the same
time, the shoulders must still be in noticeable
contact with the backrest.
3. Adjust the seat height to give yourself enough
headroom and a good overview of the vehicle.
4. Electrically adjustable seat:
Adjust the seat angle until your thighs rest
lightly on the seat cushion.
Adjusting Front Seats
Adjusting the seat
Warning!
Risk of accidents. The seat may move further
than desired if you attempt to adjust it when
driving. You may lose control of the vehicle.
f Do not adjust the seat when driving.
Danger of injury if persons or animals are in
the movement range of the seat during seat
adjustment.
f Adjust the seat so that no-one is put at risk.
A Seat angle adjustment.
C Fore-and-aft adjustment.
B Seat height adjustment.
D Backrest angle adjustment.
E Lumbar support adjustment (backrest
curvature for pelvic and spinal column
support).
F Seat cushion depth adjustment.
G Seat cushion side bolster adjustment.
H Backrest side bolster adjustment.
f Press each control in the direction indicated by
the arrows until the desired setting is reached.
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Warning!
Risk of crushing due to uncontrolled
activation of settings.
f Do not activate the comfort memory button if
there is any risk of the seat crushing the
occupant.
f Cancel automatic adjustment by pressing any
of the seat adjustment buttons.
f Do not leave children in the vehicle unattended,
since they may depress the comfort setting
button and crush themselves or another
occupant.
Driver's door memory buttons (driver memory or comfort
memory)
Storing Vehicle Settings
Driver memory
The current seat, exterior-mirror and steering
wheel settings are stored automatically on the car
key when the vehicle is locked.
Personal position settings for the driver’s seat,
exterior mirrors and the steering wheel can also
be stored in the person buttons and in the
driver’s door and retrieved at any time by pressing
the buttons.
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Passenger's door memory buttons (comfort memory)
Comfort memory
On vehicles with the comfort memory package,
different vehicle settings, such as the multifunction display, are stored on the car key and the
person buttons and in the driver’s door in
addition to the driver memory settings.
Personal position settings for the passenger seat
can be stored on the person buttons and in
the passenger’s door.
The passenger seat settings are not stored on the
car key.
Preventing automatic storage of settings
on car key
Storing settings on person buttons 1
and 2
Retrieving settings with person buttons 1
and 2
Deactivating automatic storage
Storing seat, steering wheel and mirror settings
while driving is not possible.
Driver’s side
Storing settings
2. Press person button or .
or
once the door is closed or the ignition key
is inserted and the ignition is switched on
(on vehicles with Porsche Entry & Drive),
press and hold the person button or until
the stored positions have been reached.
f Press the button
before leaving the
vehicle.
The indicator light on the button lights up.
The current settings are stored on the
vehicle key.
All settings that are modified when the
function is active are not stored on the
vehicle key.
Activating automatic storage
f Press button
briefly.
or
Press and hold the button
until the
settings last stored on the car key are
retrieved.
The indicator light on the button goes out.
Automatic storage is activated.
1. Make the required adjustments to the mirror,
steering wheel (person buttons on the driver’s
side only) and seat settings.
2. Press memory button
.
The indicator light on the button lights up.
3. Press one of the person buttons or within
10 seconds.
The indicator light on the memory button
goes out and an acknowledgement signal
sounds.
The settings are now stored on the desired
person button.
Retrieving settings using the car key or on
vehicles with Porsche Entry & Drive
1. Open the door.
Passenger's side
f Press and hold the person button or on the
passenger’s side until the stored positions
have been reached.
Cancelling settings
Automatic settings can be cancelled by pressing
the button
.
f Open the driver’s door.
The seat positions that were last set are
restored automatically.
Cancelling settings
Automatic settings can be cancelled by
pressing the button
or the button
on the car key.
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Easy Entry Function
The Easy Entry function makes it easier for you to
get in and out of the vehicle.
Warning!
Risk of crushing if persons are behind the
driver’s seat when settings are retrieved.
Risk of damage if the rear seat bench is
folded forward when settings are retrieved.
f Switch off the Easy Entry function if there are
persons behind the driver’s seat or if the rear
seat bench is folded forward.
Prerequisite
Entering the vehicle
When the driver’s door is opened, the steering
wheel and passenger seat move upwards or to the
rear depending on the position of the seat and
steering wheel when the driver left the vehicle.
Once the driver’s door is closed and the ignition
key is inserted or, in the case of vehicles with
Porsche Entry & Drive, the ignition is switched on,
the seat and steering wheel move to the stored
position.
Exiting the vehicle
The steering wheel moves upwards:
– After the ignition key is removed or
– Function must be activated on the multifunction display.
– After the ignition is switched off and the
driver’s door is opened on vehicles with
Porsche Entry & Drive.
Adjusting Rear Seats
For information on switching the Easy Entry
function on and off:
The driver’s seat moves to the rear:
A Seat cushion depth adjustment.
– After the driver’s door is opened.
B Backrest angle adjustment.
f Please see the chapter “SWITCHING
COMFORT ENTRY ON AND OFF” on page 145.
C Lumbar support adjustment (backrest
curvature for pelvic and spinal column
support).
f Press each control in the direction indicated by
the arrows until the desired setting is reached.
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Caution!
Risk of damage. When using a child restraint
system on the passenger’s seat, the seat or
the seat belt may be damaged if the
passenger’s seat is adjusted.
f If a child restraint system is installed on the
passenger’s seat, do not adjust the seat.
For information on child restraint systems:
f Please see the chapter “CHILD RESTRAINT
SYSTEMS” on page 52.
Adjusting Passenger Seat From
Rear
D Adjusting backrest angle forward
E Adjusting backrest angle to the rear
F Adjusting seat forward and upwards
G Adjusting seat to the rear and downwards
f Press the button until the desired setting is
reached.
Adjustment of the passenger seat from the rear
control panel can be interrupted at any time by
pressing one of the adjustment buttons on the
passenger seat.
Front and Rear Heated Seats
The heated seats are ready for operation when the
ignition is on. The heating power can be adjusted
to one of three settings by repeatedly pressing the
heated seat button A.
Switching on
f Press the heated seat button A (repeatedly).
The number of illuminated lights indicates the
selected heat setting.
Switching off
f Press the heated seat button A repeatedly until
all the indicator lights go out.
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Switching off
f Press the seat ventilation button B repeatedly
until all the indicator lights go out.
Notes
Seat heating is not available when the interior
temperature is high.
Seat ventilation is not available when the interior
temperature is low.
Safety Belts
Danger!
Always make sure your and your passengers'
safety belts are properly fastened seated in
the vehicle.
Failure to follow safety belt warnings may
result in serious personal injury or death.
f For your and your passengers' protection, use
safety belts at all times while the vehicle is in
motion.
f Use appropriate child restraint systems for all
small children.
Proper wearing of safety belts
Front and Rear Seat Ventilation
The seat ventilation is ready for operation when
the ignition is on. The seat ventilation can be
adjusted to one of three settings by repeatedly
pressing the seat ventilation button B.
Switching on
f Press the seat ventilation button B
(repeatedly).
The number of illuminated lights indicates the
selected ventilation setting.
f Safety belts must be positioned on the body as
to restrain the upper body and lap from sliding
forward. Improperly positioned safety belts
can cause serious personal injury in case of an
accident.
f The shoulder belt should always rest on your
upper body. The shoulder belt should never be
worn behind your back or under your arm.
f For maximum effectiveness, the lap belt
should be worn low across the hips.
f Pregnant women should position the belt as
low as possible across the pelvis. Make sure it
is not pressing against the abdomen.
f Belts should not be worn twisted.
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f Do not wear belts over rigid or breakable
objects in or on your clothing, such as eye
glasses, pens, keys, etc. as these may cause
injury.
f The belts must be kept clean or the retractors
may not work properly.
Please see the chapter “CAR CARE
INSTRUCTIONS” on page 269.
f Several layers of heavy clothing may interfere
with proper positioning of belts.
f Never bleach or dye safety belts.
f Belts must not rub against sharp objects or
damage may occur to the belt.
f Do not allow safety belts to retract until they
are completely dry after cleaning or this may
cause damage to the belt.
f Two occupants should never share the same
belt at the same time.
Belt tensioner
Care and maintenance
f Keep belt buckles free of any obstruction that
may prevent a secure locking.
f Belts that have been subjected to excessive
stretch forces in an accident must be
inspected or replaced to ensure their
continued effectiveness in restraining you.
The same applies to belt tensioner systems
which have been triggered. In addition, the
anchor points of the belts should be checked.
f If safety belts do not work properly, see your
authorized Porsche dealer immediately.
f If the belts show damage to webbing, bindings,
buckles or retractors, they should be replaced
to ensure safe operation.
f Do not modify or disassemble the safety belts
in your vehicle.
Depending on the force of a collision, fastened
seat belts are automatically tightened in an
accident.
Safety Belt Warning System
An audio-visual warning system is
interconnected with the driver’s safety belt.
Every time the ignition is turned on, the gong will
sound for about 6 seconds to remind driver and
passenger to buckle up.
In addition, the gong will sound for approximately
90 seconds if vehicle speed exceeds 15 mph
(24 km/h).
The safety belt warning lights in the instrument
panel and multi-function display will go off as soon
as the driver has buckled up.
The belt tensioners are triggered in:
– Front and rear impacts of sufficient severity
– Side impacts
– In cases of vehicle rollover
Maintenance notes
The belt tensioner system can be triggered only
once; the system must be replaced afterwards.
If there is a fault in the belt tensioner system, the
air bag warning light lights up.
Work may be performed on the belt tensioner
system only by an authorized Porsche dealer.
Smoke is released when the belt tensioners are
triggered.
This does not indicate a fire in the vehicle.
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Note on operation
Releasing the safety belt
The belt can be blocked if the vehicle is standing
at an angle or if the belt is pulled out using a
jerking movement.
f Hold the belt tongue.
f The belt cannot be pulled out while accelerating and slowing down, when cornering and
when driving uphill.
f Guide belt tongue to the reel.
f Insert the belt tongue into the appropriate
buckle on the inboard side of the seat, until it
locks securely with an audible click.
f Make sure that belts are not trapped or
twisted, and that they are not rubbing on sharp
edges.
Fastening the safety belt
f Assume a comfortable sitting position.
Adjust the backrest of the front seat so that the
belt always rests on your upper body and runs
across the middle of your shoulder.
f Grasp the belt tongue and pull the belt in a
slow, continuous motion across your chest and
lap.
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f The horizontal section of the belt should
always fit snugly across the pelvis. Therefore,
after fastening the belt, always pull the
diagonal part of the belt upwards.
Pregnant women should position the belt as
low as possible across the pelvis, and ensure
that it is not pressing against the abdomen.
f Pull on the diagonal section of the belt now and
again during the journey to ensure that the
horizontal section remains tight.
f Make sure that the belts and buckles fit
correctly on the rear seat bench.
f Press the red button (arrow).
Air bag Systems
The vehicle is equipped with air bag and lap/
shoulder belt at both front seating positions. The
air bag is a supplemental restraint at those
seating positions.
The air bags in combination with the safety belts
make up a safety system which offers the driver
and the passenger the greatest known protection
from injuries in case of accident.
Your vehicle is equipped with occupant sensing for
the passenger's seat in accordance with
U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 208.
Safety belt height adjustment
The heights of the belt deflectors for the driver’s
seat, passenger’s seat and the rear seats can be
adjusted.
Adjust the height of the safety belt so that it runs
across the middle of the shoulder, not against the
neck.
Adjusting belt height
f Upward – push belt deflector up.
f Downward – press button A and move belt
deflector.
Even if your vehicle is equipped with air bags, the
safety belts must be worn at all times,
because the front air bag system is only actuated
by frontal collisions with an impact of sufficient
severity.
The front air bags are located under the padded
steering wheel panel on the driver’s side, in the
dashboard on the passenger's side, and in the
knee area for both the driver and the passenger.
The side air bags for the front and rear seats are
installed on the side in or near the seat backrests.
The head air bags are installed above the doors
in the roof area.
Note
To minimize the risk of severe injury or death in the
event of a crash, all occupants, including the
driver, should always wear their seat belts wether
or not an air bag is also provided at their seating
position.
Below the deployment threshold of the air bag
system, and during types of collisions which do
not cause the actuation of the system, the safety
belts provide the primary protection to the
occupants when correctly worn. Therefore, all
persons within the vehicle must wear safety
belts at all times (in many states, state law
requires the use of safety belts) to minimize the
risk of severe injury or death in the event of a
crash.
f Please see the chapter “SAFETY BELTS” on
page 44.
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Danger!
To provide optimal occupant protection, air
bags must inflate at very high speed. If you
are not wearing your safety belt or are too
close to the air bag when it is deployed,
inflating air bags can result in serious
personal injury or death.
f Make sure there are no people, animals or
objects between the driver or passenger and
the area into which the air bags inflate.
f Sit back as far from the dashboard or steering
wheel as is practical, while still maintaining full
vehicle control.
f Always hold the steering wheel by the outer
rim. Never rest your hands on the air bag
panel.
f Always fasten seat belts because triggering
of the air bag system depends on the force
and angle of impact.
f Do not transport heavy objects on or in front of
the passenger seat. These could impair the
function of the air bags, the seat belts, and
occupant sensing.
f Do not hang objects (e. g., jackets, coats,
coat hangers) over the backrest.
f Always keep the lid of the door storage
compartment closed. Objects must not
protrude out of the door storage
compartment.
f Do not add any additional coverings or stickers
to the steering wheel or in the area of the
passenger air bag, side air bags, knee air
bags, and head air bags. Doing so may
adversely affect the functioning of the air bag
system or cause harm to the occupants if the
air bag system should deploy.
f No objects should be placed over or near the
air bag on the instrument panel, because any
such objects could cause harm if the vehicle is
in a crash severe enough to cause the air bag
to inflate.
f Do not modify the seat coverings, since such
changes can block the seat-mounted side air
bag. Do not attach additional cushions,
protective coverings, or pillows to the
passenger's seat. Do not affix things to the
passenger's seat or cover it with other
materials. Do not cover the back of the
backrest. Do not make changes to the
passenger's seat, the cushion or foam, the
occupant sensor, and to the seat base frame.
f No changes must be made to the wiring or
components of the air bag system.
f Do not install any wiring for electrical
accessory equipment in the vicinity of the air
bag wiring harnesses. Doing so may disable
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the air bag system or cause inadvertent
inflation.
f If the warning light comes on, the air bag
system should be repaired immediately by
your authorized Porsche dealer.
f Always keep feet in the footwell while driving.
Do not put feet on the dashboard or the seat
area. Do not lean against the inside of the door
or outside the window while the vehicle is
moving.
f Using accessories not approved by Porsche
can cause the occupant sensing to be
impaired.
f Do not squeeze objects, such as the fire
extinguisher, or first aid kit under the seat.
f Only have seats removed and installed by an
authorized Porsche dealer so that occupant
sensing components will not be damaged.
f Give your passenger all of the information in
this chapter.
Note
Air bag components (e.g. steering wheel, seats)
may be disassembled only by an authorized
Porsche dealer.
f When disposing of a used air bag unit, our
safety instructions must be followed. These
instructions can be obtained at any authorized
Porsche dealer.
Function of the air bag system
Air bags are a supplemental safety system. Your
primary protection comes from your safety belts.
The front air bags are triggered during a frontal
collision of sufficient force and direction.
In the event of a side impact of corresponding
force, the side air bag on the impact side is
triggered.
The inflation process generates the amount of gas
required to fill the air bags at the necessary
pressure in fractions of a second.
any protective benefits, such as in low speed
accidents or higher speed accidents where the
vehicle decelerates over a longer time. Since air
bag deployment does not occur in all accidents,
this further emphasizes the need for you and your
passengers to always wear safety belts.
Your vehicle is equipped with a crash sensing and
diagnostic module. This module will record the
use of the seat belt restraint system by the driver
and front passenger when the air bags and/or belt
tentioner are triggered.
Precondition for activating the restraint systems:
Air bags help to protect the head and body, while
simultaneously damping the motion of the driver
and passenger in the impact direction in the event
of a frontal impact or side impact.
f Ignition is switched on.
In order to help provide protection in severe
collisions which can cause death and serious
injury, air bags must inflate extremely rapidly.
Such high speed inflation has a negative but
unavoidable side effect, which is that it can and
does cause injuries, including facial and arm
abrasions, bruising and broken bones. You can
help minimize such injuries by always wearing your
safety belts.
Your vehicle is equipped with occupant sensing for
the passenger's seat in accordance with
U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 208.
Depending on the weight, body positioning and
shape acting on the passenger's seat, the
passenger's air bag will automatically be switched
on and off.
There are many types of accidents in which air
bags are not expected to deploy. These include
accidents where the air bags would provide no
benefit, such as a rear impact against your
vehicle. Other accidents where the air bags are
designed not to deploy are those where the risk of
injury from the air bag deployment could exceed
Advanced air bag
Danger!
Risk of serious personal injury or death due
to the passenger air bag not triggering.
Improper handling of occupant sensing can
unintentionally impair switching the
passenger's air bag off and on.
If the weight on the passenger's seat is
reduced significantly, e.g., by supporting
weight on the armrest, the passenger's air
bag can be switched off.
f Select an upright seat position, and do not
support weight on the armrests or lean out of
the window.
Always keep feet in the footwell while driving.
Do not put feet on the dashboard or the seat
area. Do not lean against the inside of the door
or outside the window while the vehicle is
moving.
f If a child restraint system is installed on the
passenger’s seat, do not adjust the seat.
Depending on the angle and force of impact, the
passenger's air bag which is switched-on will be
triggered during a collision.
Precondition for switching the passenger's air bag
on and off, depending on weight, body positioning
and shape:
f Ignition is switched on.
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Seat adjustment for the passenger’s seat
Danger!
Safety belts only offer protection when the
backrest is positioned at a comfortable
upright seating angle and the belts are
properly positioned on the body. Improperly
positioned safety belts can cause serious
personal injury or death in an accident.
f Do not operate the car with the driver or
passenger backrests excessively reclined.
Vehicle modifications to accommodate
persons with disabilities
Because modifications to your vehicle could
compromise your advanced air bag system,
please call 1-800-PORSCHE prior to having your
vehicle modified.
Automatic deactivation of the passenger
air bags
Before transporting a child on the passenger seat:
f Please see the chapter “CHILD RESTRAINT
SYSTEMS” on page 52.
– When an up to one-year old child is seated
in the child restraint system, the front air bag
is automatically deactivated on the passenger
side.
– When an adult is seated in the passenger’s
seat the front air bag is automatically
activated.
Danger!
The use of a child restraint system in the
front passenger seat can result in serious
personal injury or death to the child from an
air bag deployment.
To reduce risk of injury from an inflating air
bag in an accident, Porsche strongly
recommends:
f Under all normal circumstances, the child seat
must be placed in the rear.
Do not use a child restraint system in the front
passenger seat.
PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF indicator lamp
Note on operation
Depending on the weight acting on the
passenger's seat, it can occur in the case of
heavier children that the passenger air bags are
active or, in the case of very light adults or young
persons, that the passenger air bags are
deactivated.
The condition of the passenger air bag system is
shown by the indicator lamp in the overhead
operating console.
f If in doubt, fasten the child restraint system on
one of the rear seats or transport the
passenger on a rear seat.
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Note
f After switching on the ignition, the
PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF warning light lights
up for a few seconds as a check.
PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF indicator lamp
lights up
The passenger’s air bags are switched off.
PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF indicator lamp
does not light up
The passenger’s air bags are active and ready for
operation.
Danger!
Risk of serious personal injury or death due
to the passenger air bag triggering
unintentionally.
When the ignition is on and the up to oneyear old child is seated in the child restraint
system on the passenger seat the indicator
lamp “PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF“ must be
on.
If the “PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF” indicator
lamp does not light up, it could indicate a
fault in the system, and the air bag could
inflate in a collision, placing the child at risk
of death or severe injury from the inflating air
bag.
In this case:
f Fasten the child restraint system on one of the
rear seats immediately.
f Have the fault remedied at your nearest
authorized Porsche dealer.
Warning light
Faults are indicated by a warning light in the
instrument panel.
The air bag warning light illuminates when the
electronic monitoring of the air bag system
detects a malfunction of the sensors, safety belt
system, occupant detection system, PASSENGER
AIR BAG OFF indicator lamp, related wiring, air bag
modules and control units.
f In the following cases you should
immediately consult an authorized
Porsche dealer in order to assure the air
bag system is functioning properly:
– If the warning light does not light up when the
ignition is switched on or
– If the warning light does not go out once the
engine is running or
– If the warning light appears while driving.
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Important information
Child Restraint Systems
If you sell your Porsche, notify the purchaser that
the vehicle is equipped with air bags, and refer
them to the chapter „Air bag systems“ in the
owner’s manual (safety and disposal rules).
Porsche recommends that all infants and children
be restrained in child restraint systems at all times
while the vehicle is in motion in accordance with
applicable laws.
Further information on the air bag system can be
found on stickers attached to the sun visors, as
well as on all air bag components.
When possible, use only child restraint systems
recommended by Porsche. These systems have
been tested and adjusted to the interior of your
Porsche and the appropriate child age groups.
These child restraint systems are also designed to
be secured in vehicle seats by the lap belt portion
of the lap-shoulder-belt.
Other systems have not been tested and could
entail an increased risk of injury.
For special recommendations on the use of child
restraints:
f Please see the chapter “CHILD RESTRAINT
SYSTEMS” on page 52.
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The use of infant or child restraints is required by
law in all 50 US states and the Canadian
provinces. The child restraint system should be
one that complies with U.S. Federal/Canadian
Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and should be
secured by a lap belt portion of a lap-shoulder belt
or for child seats equipped with the LATCH sytem
(Lower Anchorage and Tether for Children, also
known as ISOFIX) to the LATCH anchorages.
You can obtain child seats that are LATCH
compatible at your authorized Porsche dealer.
f Always observe the separate installation
instructions for your child seat.
A statement by the seat manufacturer of
compliance with this federal standard can be
found on the instruction label on the restraint and
in the instruction manual provided with the
restraint.
Danger!
Risk of serious personal injury or death to the
child.
f Follow all child restraint instructions and
warnings in this manual.
– When using an infant or child restraint system,
be sure to follow all manufacturer's
instructions on installation and use.
– Infants and small children should neither be
held on the lap, nor should they share a safety
belt with another occupant while the vehicle is
in motion.
– Children too big for child restraint systems
must use regular safety belts. A shoulder belt
can be used providing it does not cross the
face or the neck of the child.
– Choose a child restraint system according to
the age and size of the child.
– Child restraint systems that are damaged or
have been heavily stressed in an accident must
be replaced immediately.
Direction of installation for child restraint
systems
According to accident statistics, children are safer
when properly restrained in the rear seating
positions than in the front seating positions.
Under all normal circumstances, the child seat
must be placed in the rear.
f Do not use a child restraint system in the front
passenger seat.
Group 0 and 0+: Children up to 29 lbs
(13 kg)
Children of this weight must be transported in a
restraint system which is fitted facing
backwards.
Group I: Children in between 20 lbs (9 kg)
and 40 lbs (18 kg)
Children of this weight are transported in child
restraint systems facing forward.
Group II: Children in between 33 lbs (15 kg)
and 55 lbs (25 kg)
– Children could be endangered in a crash if their
child restraints are not properly secured in
vehicle.
Children of this weight are transported in child
restraint systems facing forward.
– Do not affix objects to child restraint systems
or cover them with other materials.
Group III: Children in between 49 lbs (22 kg)
and 80 lbs (36 kg)
f For maximum safety and protection, do not
use a child restraint system in the front
passenger seat.
Children of this weight are transported in child
restraint systems facing forward.
Using child restraint systems in the front
passenger seat
Danger!
The use of a child restraint system in the
front passenger seat can result in serious
personal injury or death to the child from an
air bag deployment.
To reduce risk of injury from an inflating air
bag in an accident, Porsche strongly
recommends:
f Under all normal circumstances, the child seat
must be placed in the rear.
Do not use a child restraint system in the front
passenger seat.
However, there may be serious situations where it
might be necessary to place a child in the front
seat so that he/she can be kept under direct
observation to prevent an immediate risk to the
child (for example, while driving to the doctor or
hospital). The following instructions are provided
to you solely for that purpose.
f Seek appropriate advice from your authorized
Porsche dealer about the possible installation
of a Porsche child restraint system.
f If a child restraint system must be fastened to
the passenger's seat, adjust the passenger's
seat as far away from the air bag as possible.
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f If emergency or other serious conditions
require a child to be placed in the front seat,
exercise extreme caution and defensive
driving of your vehicle.
Child restraint system for up to one-year old
children
If the child restraint system must be fastened to
the passenger’s seat in exceptional cases:
– When an up to one-year old child is seated
in the child restraint system, the front air bag
is automatically deactivated on the passenger
side.
f Make sure that the “PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF”
indicator lamp lights up.
f Adjust the passenger’s seat as far away from
the air bag as possible.
Danger!
Risk of serious personal injury or death due
to the passenger air bag triggering unintentionally.
When the ignition is on and the up to oneyear old child is seated in the child restraint
system on the passenger seat the indicator
lamp “PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF” must be
on.
If the “PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF” indicator
lamp does not light up, it could indicate a
fault in the system.
In this case:
Danger!
Risk of serious or mortal injury due to the
passenger air bag not triggering.
When the ignition is on and the small adult
passenger is seated on the passenger seat,
the indicator lamp “PASSENGER AIR BAG
OFF” must be off.
f Fasten the child restraint system on one of the
rear seats immediately.
f Have the fault remedied at your nearest
authorized Porsche dealer.
f Fasten the child restraint system on one of the
rear seats immediately.
Your vehicle is equipped with occupant sensing for
the passenger's seat in accordance with
U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 208.
Depending on the weight acting on the
passenger's seat, the passenger's air bag will
automatically be switched on or off.
f In case of doubt, fasten the child restraint
system on one of the rear seats.
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f Make sure that the PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF
indicator lamp does not light up.
If the “PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF” indicator
lamp lights up, it could indicate a fault in the
system.
In this case:
Child restraint system for children older than
one year
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Small adult passengers
f Have the fault remedied at your nearest
authorized Porsche dealer.
Automatic locking retractor
Danger!
Risk of serious personal injury or death to the
child, when excessive force is acting on the
passenger's seat due to the seat belt and the
passenger's air bag is switched on unintentionally.
The safety belts for the front passenger and the
rear seats are equipped with an automatic locking
retractor for securing the child restraint system.
When activated, this retractor allows you to
securely fasten the child restraint system in place
so that inadvertent movements will not occur.
f After fastening the child restraint system,
do not adjust the seat in any direction.
Danger!
Moving the seat could adjust the safety belt
against the child restraint and cause the
“PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF” indicator lamp to
go off and activate the air bag system.
The use of a child restraint system on the
front passenger seat can result in serious
personal injury or death to the child from an
air bag deployment.
To reduce risk of injury from an inflating air
bag in an accident, Porsche strongly
recommends:
f Under all normal circumstances, the child seat
must be placed in the rear.
Do not use a child restraint system on the front
passenger seat.
f Check the condition of the passenger air
bag system shown by the indicator lamp
in the overhead operating console.
PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF indicator lamp
If there are emergency reasons for transporting a
child in the front passenger seat, use the
automatic locking retractor function and follow the
other safety instructions on the previous pages in
this section.
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Activating the automatic locking retractor
1. If a child restraint system must be fastened to
the passenger's seat, adjust the passenger's
seat as far away from the air bag as possible.
2. Position child seat according to the child seat’s
manufacturer instructions.
3. Pull the safety belt retractor completely out. At
this point the locking mechanism is activated.
4. Insert the safety belt tongue into the buckle
and make certain that it is properly latched.
Make no more adjustments to the seat.
5. Allow the safety belt to retract until it is tight on
the child restraint system. You may further
tighten the belt by pulling on it to allow more of
it to retract.
Make sure that excessive seat belt forces do
not occur by moving the seat with the child
seat installed.
LATCH Child Seat System
LATCH child seats are the best option for
mounting a child seat in your Porsche. Such
LATCH child seats can be installed only using the
LATCH system in the rear seats.
Use only child restraint systems with the LATCH
system (Lower Anchorage and Tether for
Children) recommended by Porsche.
These systems have been tested and adjusted to
the interior of your Porsche and the appropriate
child age groups. Other systems have not been
tested and could entail an increased risk of injury.
You can obtain child seats that are LATCHcompatible at your authorized Porsche dealer.
Always observe the separate installation
instructions for your child seat.
Using a LATCH child seat system
Releasing the safety belt
f Unbuckle the safety belt latch.
Both of the rear seats are equipped with the
LATCH system (lower anchorage and anchor
points for tether straps on the back of the
backrests).
Then make certain that the belt has fully retracted.
At this point the automatic locking feature will be
disengaged.
Seek appropriate advice from your authorized
Porsche dealer about the possible installation of a
Porsche child restraint system.
Markings on the right and left for the LATCH child
seat anchorage can be found on the seat cushions
of the rear seats.
The anchor bars A for the LATCH child seat
anchorage can be found directly under the
markings between backrest and seat cushion.
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Child Restraint Anchorages
Installing a LATCH child seat system
f Please see the chapter “AUTOMATIC LOCKING
RETRACTOR” on page 55.
f Always observe the separate installation
instructions for your child seat.
If your child restraint seat or seats require the use
of a tether strap, you will want to use the anchor
points provided behind each rear seat’s backrest.
To ensure proper installation, see your authorized
Porsche dealer.
1. Secure the child seat to retaining lugs A as
outlined in the operating manual for the child
seat.
4. Attach the tether strap to the anchor point
behind the backrest and pull it tight.
2. Pull the child seat to check that both fastening
points are engaged correctly.
3. If the child restraint seat or seats require the
use of a tether strap, feed the tether strap B
through the head restraint.
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Warning!
Risk of accidents. Vehicles or objects appear
smaller in convex mirrors and further away
than they are in reality.
f Bear this distortion in mind when estimating
the distance of vehicles behind you and when
reversing into a parking space.
f Also make use of the interior mirror for judging
distance.
Risk of damage to the exterior mirrors when
washing the vehicle in a car wash.
f Fold in exterior mirrors before using the
car wash.
ABCD-
Exterior mirror selection – driver’s side
Exterior mirror selection – passenger's side
Adjusting exterior mirrors
Folding in exterior mirrors
Exterior Mirrors
The convex mirror on the passenger’s side and
the aspherical mirror on the driver’s side provide
a larger field of view.
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Adjusting exterior mirrors
The electrical exterior mirror adjuster is ready
for operation:
– With ignition switched on.
– After the ignition is switched off and before the
driver’s or passenger’s door is first opened,
but for a maximum of 10 minutes.
1. Press selection button A for the driver’s side
and selection button B for the passenger’s
side.
The indicator light on the pressed button
lights up.
2. Move the exterior mirrors to the correct
position by pressing the adjustment button C.
If the electrical adjustment facility fails
f Adjust the mirror by pressing on the
mirror face.
Folding in exterior mirrors
f Press button D.
Both exterior mirrors fold in automatically.
If the electrical adjustment facility fails
f Fold in mirrors manually.
Folding out exterior mirrors
f Press button D.
Both exterior mirrors unfold automatically.
Folding exterior mirrors in and out
automatically
The exterior-mirrors can be folded in automatically
after the vehicle is locked.
Folding exterior mirrors in automatically
f Press and hold the button on the car key for
at least 1 second.
or
On vehicles with Porsche Entry & Drive, press
and hold the locking button in the handle on the
driver’s door for at least 1 second.
The exterior mirrors fold in.
Folding exterior mirrors out automatically
f Switch on ignition.
The exterior mirrors fold out.
Note
The exterior mirrors do not fold out automatically
after the ignition is switched on if they were folded
in manually using the button D.
Storing exterior mirror settings
On vehicles with driver or comfort memory,
individual exterior mirror settings can be stored on
the person buttons on the driver’s side and on the
car key.
For further information on retrieving and storing
vehicle settings:
f Please see the chapter “STORING VEHICLE
SETTINGS” on page 40.
Exterior mirror heating
The exterior mirror heating is activated
automatically when the heated rear window is
switched on while the engine is running.
For information on switching on the heated rear
window:
f Please see the chapter “HEATED REAR
WINDOW/EXTERIOR MIRROR HEATING” on
page 84.
If the electrical adjustment facility fails
f Unfold mirrors manually.
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Automatic anti-dazzle exterior mirror
Switching off automatic anti-dazzle function
The exterior mirrors change to anti-dazzle
position automatically in synchronisation with
the interior mirror.
Note on operation
f Press button B.
The indicator light A goes out.
For information on the automatic anti-dazzle
function of the interior mirror:
The anti-dazzle function switches off
automatically if:
f Please see the chapter “AUTOMATIC ANTIDAZZLE INTERIOR MIRROR” on page 60.
– Reverse gear is engaged or
– Interior lighting is switched on.
Swivelling down mirror glass as
parking aid
Switching on automatic anti-dazzle function
f Press button B.
Indicator light A lights up.
When reverse gear is engaged, the mirror on the
passenger’s side swivels down slightly to show
the curb area.
f Please see the chapter “SWIVELLING DOWN
MIRROR GLASS AS PARKING AID” on
page 242.
Warning!
Automatic anti-dazzle interior mirror
Sensors on the front and rear sides of the interior
mirror measure the incident light. The mirrors
automatically change to anti-dazzle position or
revert to their normal state, depending on the light
intensity.
Note on operation
The incidental light within the detection area
of the light sensor C must not be restricted
(e.g. by stickers on the rear window or items
of luggage in the luggage compartment).
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Risk of injury. Electrolyte fluid may escape
from broken mirror glass. This fluid irritates
the skin and eyes.
f If the electrolyte fluid should come into contact
with the skin or eyes, rinse it off immediately
with clean water.
Seek medical attention if necessary.
Risk of damage to paintwork, leather, plastic
parts and clothing. Electrolyte fluid can be
removed only while it is still wet.
f Clean the affected parts with water.
For more information on shifting with the
Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK):
f Please see the chapter “PORSCHE
DOPPELKUPPLUNG (PDK)” on page 193.
Horn
f Press button B to operate the horn.
Air bag unit
The air bag unit C is located behind the padded
steering wheel boss.
Steering Wheel
PDK shift buttons
Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) is a seven-speed
transmission with an “automatic” and a “manual”
selection mode.
You can change temporarily to manual mode or
shift gear in manual mode with the shift buttons A
on the steering wheel.
In conjunction with the seat belts, the air bag is
a safety system designed to provide the driver
with maximum protection from injury in an
accident.
For information on the air bag system:
f Please see the chapter “AIR BAG SYSTEMS” on
page 47.
Heated steering wheel
The steering wheel heating can be switched on
and off with the button on the rear of the steering
wheel when the ignition is switched on.
Switching steering wheel heating on/off
f Press button.
The message “Steering wheel heating
switched on” or “Steering wheel heating
switched off” appears on the multi-function
display for 2 seconds.
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Steering Wheel Adjustment
The steering wheel can be adjusted manually or
electrically in four directions depending on the
vehicle equipment.
Warning!
Risk of accidents. The steering wheel may
move further than desired if you attempt to
adjust it when driving.
You may lose control of the vehicle.
f Do not adjust the steering wheel when driving.
Risk of crushing due to uncontrolled
activation of memory settings.
f Do not leave children in the vehicle unattended.
Manual steering wheel adjustment
Electric steering wheel adjustment
Adjusting steering wheel manually
Adjusting steering wheel electrically
1. Insert the ignition key into the ignition lock.
2. Push locking lever downwards.
3. Adjust steering wheel to suit the chosen
backrest angle and your seat position by
moving the steering wheel up or down and
longitudinally.
4. Swivel locking lever back until you feel it
engage.
If necessary, move the steering wheel slightly
in a longitudinal direction.
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f Press control switch B under the steering
column in the relevant direction until the
desired setting is reached.
The steering wheel setting is stored in the vehicle
settings.
For further information on storing and retrieving
the steering wheel setting:
f Please see the chapter “STORING VEHICLE
SETTINGS” on page 40.
Multi-Function Steering Wheel
Function buttons on the multi-function
steering wheel
Warning!
The rotary buttons at the top left and right of the
steering wheel can also be pressed.
There is a risk of accident if you set or
operate the multi-function display, radio,
navigation system, telephone or other
equipment while driving.
Operating these devices while driving could
distract you from traffic and cause you to
lose control of the vehicle.
Turn volume control
Upwards – increase volume
Downwards – decrease volume
Press volume control
Switch volume/mute on and off.
f Operate the equipment while driving only if the
traffic situation allows you to do so safely.
f Carry out any complicated operating or setting
procedures only when the vehicle is stationary.
Depending on the equipment in your vehicle, you
can use the function keys of the multi-function
steering wheel to operate the following Porsche
communication systems:
– Telephone
– PCM
– Multi-function display in the instrument panel
Readiness for operation of the
multi-function steering wheel
– With ignition switched on
f Please observe the operating instructions
supplied for the Porsche communication
systems before operating the function keys.
Note on operation
The Porsche communication systems cannot be
switched on and off using the multi-function
steering wheel.
Turn rotary knob
Select/highlight the main menu or menu
item on the multi-function display by
turning the rotary knob upward or
downward.
Press rotary knob
Go to submenu or activate selected
function.
Press MFS button
Call up the stored function.
The button can be assigned the desired
function in the multi-function display on the
instrument panel.
Press Back button
Return to the menu.
Press Handset Pickup button
Accept a telephone call.
Press Handset Hangup button
End or refuse a telephone call.
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Sun Visors
Vanity Mirror
f Swivel the sun visor down to prevent dazzle
from the front.
The vanity mirror on the rear of the sun visor is
closed with a sliding cover.
f If you are dazzled from the side, unclip the sun
visor from the inner bracket and swivel it round
so that it is in front of the door window.
Caution!
Risk of injury.
f Keep the sliding cover closed while driving.
The vanity mirror lighting is switched on
automatically when the sliding cover is
opened (arrow).
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Roll-Up Sunblinds, Rear Side
Windows
Note on operation
The roll-up sunblinds on the rear side windows can
be raised or lowered only when the rear side
windows are closed.
If child protection is activated, the roll-up sunblinds
on the rear side windows can only be operated
using the roll-up sunblind button in the front center
console or the power window buttons in the
driver’s door.
For information on child protection:
f Please see the chapter “DISABLING THE
CONTROLS IN THE REAR” on page 88.
For information on the roll-up sunblind button:
f Please see the chapter “RAISING/LOWERING
ROLL-UP SUNBLIND ON REAR WINDOW” on
page 66.
Raising roll-up sunblind on rear
side windows
Lowering roll-up sunblind on rear
side windows
f Pull up the corresponding power window
button on the inside of the rear door or the
driver’s door.
or
If the rear roll-up blind is lowered, press and
hold the roll-up sunblind button on the front
or rear center console for approximately
1 second.
The indicator light on the button lights up.
The roll-up sunblinds on the rear window and
the rear side windows are raised.
f Push down the corresponding power window
button on the inside of the rear door or the
driver’s door.
or
If the rear roll-up blind is raised, press and hold
the roll-up sunblind button on the front or rear
center console for approximately 1 second.
The indicator light on the button lights up.
The roll-up sunblinds on the rear window and
the rear side windows are lowered.
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Automatic lowering of the rear window
roll-up sunblind when reverse gear is
engaged
If the roll-up sunblind is raised when reverse
gear is engaged, the roll-up blind is lowered
automatically.
The roll-up sunblind is raised when the vehicle
drives forward again.
Preconditions
– The ignition must be switched on.
– The function must be activated on the
multi-function display.
For information on setting the automatic
lowering function:
Front roll-up sunblind button
Rear roll-up sunblind button
Roll-Up Sunblind, Rear Window
Note on operation
Raising/lowering roll-up sunblind
on rear window
When the ignition is switched on, the roll-up
sunblind in the luggage compartment cover can
be raised and lowered.
f Press the front or rear roll-up sunblind button.
The indicator light on the button lights up.
The roll-up sunblind is raised or lowered
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If child protection is activated, the rear window
roll-up sunblind can only be operated using the
roll-up blind button in the front center console.
For information on child protection:
f Please see the chapter “DISABLING THE
CONTROLS IN THE REAR” on page 88.
f Please see the chapter “ADJUSTING
REVERSING OPTIONS” on page 144.
Air Conditioning
Brief Overview – Front Control Panel........ 68
Brief Overview – Rear Control Panel
(4-Zone Air-Conditioning) ............................... 69
Overview of Air Conditioning.......................... 70
General Functions ........................................ 71
Automatically Controlled Air Conditioning........ 76
Air Vents...................................................... 82
Heated Rear Window/Exterior Mirror
Heating ....................................................... 84
Air Conditioning
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Brief Overview –
Front Control Panel
This brief overview does not replace the
information provided under “AUTOMATICALLY
CONTROLLED AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEM”.
Warnings, in particular, are not replaced by this
brief overview.
What do I want to do?
What do I have to do?
Switch on climate control
Press the button 1 for the left side or the button 7 for the right side.
Set temperature
Left vehicle side: Press button 2 up (warmer) or down (colder).
Right vehicle side: Press button 8 up (warmer) or down (colder).
Set air quantity manually
Left vehicle side: Press button 3 up (more) or down (less).
Right vehicle side: Press button 9 up (more) or down (less).
Set air distribution manually
Air to windshield for left or right side: Press button 4 or 10.
Air to central and side vents for left or right side: Press button 5 or 11.
Air to footwell for left or right side: Press button 6 or 12.
Defrost windshield
Press button H.
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Brief Overview –
Rear Control Panel
(4-Zone Air-Conditioning)
This brief overview does not replace the
information provided under “AUTOMATICALLY
CONTROLLED AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEM”.
Warnings, in particular, are not replaced by this
brief overview.
What do I want to do?
What do I have to do?
Switch on climate control
Press the button 1 for the left side or the button 7 for the right side.
Set temperature
For left side: Press button 2 up (warmer) or down (colder).
For right side: Press button 8 up (warmer) or down (colder).
Set air quantity manually
For left side: Press button 3 up (more) or down (less).
For right side: Press button 9 up (more) or down (less).
Set air distribution manually
Air to door vents and central vents for left or right side: Press button 4 or 10.
Air to door vents, central vents and to footwell for left or
right side: Press button 5 or 11.
Air to door vents and footwell for left or right side: Press button 6 or 12.
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Front air-conditioning control panel
Overview of Air Conditioning
The following air-conditioning system types
may be installed, depending on your vehicle
equipment:
Automatically controlled 2-zone air
conditioning
The air-conditioning system controls the
preselected interior temperature completely
automatically.
The temperature, air quantity and air distribution
can be set individually for the left and right
air-conditioned areas.
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Rear air-conditioning control panel
(4-zone air-conditioning)
Automatically controlled 4-zone air
conditioning
The air-conditioning system controls the preset
interior temperature completely automatically.
Temperature, air quantity and air distribution can
be set individually for the front left, front right,
rear left and rear right air-conditioned areas.
Vehicles with 4-zone air-conditioning have an
additional control panel on the rear center
console.
Interior temperature sensor
Sensors
To avoid impairing the performance of the
air-conditioning system:
f Do not cover or tape over the interior
temperature sensor for the air-conditioning
system.
General Functions
Note on operation
Additional settings relating to the climate type and
extended ventilation panel can be adjusted in the
multi-function display on the instrument panel:
f Please see the chapter “AIR-CONDITIONING
SETTINGS ON THE MULTI-FUNCTION
DISPLAY” on page 83.
f Please see the chapter “SETTING AIR
CONDITIONING” on page 146.
On vehicles with comfort memory, all airconditioning settings are stored on the relevant
ignition key when the vehicle is locked.
REST mode
Using engine residual heat
The residual heat of the engine can be used to
heat the interior for up to 20 minutes after the
ignition has been switched off.
f When the ignition is switched off:
Press button
on the front control panel.
The indicator light on the button lights up.
The air-conditioning settings cannot be
changed in REST mode.
Deactivating the function
f Press button
on the front control panel.
The indicator light on the button goes out.
or
Switch on ignition.
The indicator light on the button indicates
the previous setting.
Note on operation
If the battery voltage is too low, REST mode is
restricted initially and then switched off.
AC mode
In automatic mode, AC mode is always activated.
The power of the compressor from the airconditioning system is regulated fully
automatically according to requirements.
At outside temperatures below approx. 38 °F
(3 °C), the air-conditioning compressor is
switched off automatically.
For information on switching automatic mode
on and off:
f Please see the chapter “SWITCHING
AUTOMATIC MODE ON/OFF” on page 77.
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Switching on AC mode
Switching AC MAX mode off.
f Press button
.
The indicator light on the button goes out.
or
Press button
.
If you wish to cool the passenger compartment
to a temperature lower than the outside
temperature, AC mode must be activated.
f Press button
.
The indicator light on the button lights up.
The air-conditioning compressor is
switched on.
or
Press button
.
Increased cooling output in AC MAX mode on
4-zone air-conditioning system
On the automatic 4-zone air-conditioning system,
AC MAX mode provides additional cooling output
for the front air-conditioned areas.
The air-conditioned areas in the rear are
deactivated automatically to achieve this increase
in cooling output.
OFF appears in the displays on the operating unit
for the rear air-conditioned areas.
Switching off AC mode
AC mode can be switched off manually to save
fuel, for example.
f Press button
.
The indicator light on the button goes out.
The air-conditioning compressor is
switched off.
The cooling function is deactivated.
AC MAX mode
In AC MAX mode, the interior of the passenger
compartment is cooled at maximum power.
The interior temperature is not adjusted
automatically.
Switching AC MAX mode on
f Press button
.
The indicator light on the button lights up.
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Note on 2-zone air conditioning
Note on 4-zone air conditioning
The windshield is defrosted with maximum
efficiency when the air vents in the rear are
closed.
In defrosting mode, the air supply to the rear is cut
off automatically to achieve maximum defrosting
efficiency.
The air flows to the windshield and the front side
windows.
OFF and a lock symbol appear in the displays
on the operating unit for the rear air-conditioned
areas. Air-conditioning settings cannot be
modified.
For information on air vents:
f Please see the chapter “AIR VENTS” on
page 82.
Defrosting the windshield
Activating defrosting function
f Press button
.
The indicator light on the button lights up.
The air flows to the windshield and the front
side windows.
The windshield is demisted or defrosted as
quickly as possible.
Deactivating defrosting function
f Press button
.
The indicator light on the button goes out.
or
Press button
.
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Switching off MONO mode
f Press button
.
The indicator light on the button goes out.
or
The settings for one of the other airconditioned areas change.
Accepting settings for driver’s side for the
entire vehicle
Air-recirculation mode
The MONO function allows the air-conditioning
settings for the driver’s side to be accepted for
the entire vehicle.
f Press button
.
The indicator light on the button lights up.
The outside-air supply is interrupted and only
the inside air is recirculated.
Switching on MONO mode
f Press button
.
The indicator light on the button lights up.
The display indicator values for the other areas
adopt the same values as the driver’s settings.
Switching on air-recirculation mode
Switching air-recirculation mode off
f Press button
.
The indicator light on the button goes out.
Note
If the air-conditioning compressor is switched off
manually or automatically, air-recirculation mode
ends after approx. 3 minutes.
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Setting automatic air-recirculation mode
In automatic air-recirculation mode, the fresh air
supply is adjusted depending on the air quality.
Automatic air-recirculation mode can be switched
on and off on the multi-function display.
At outside temperatures below approx. 50 °F
(10 °C), air-recirculation mode is deactivated
automatically to prevent the windows from
misting.
For information on adjusting automatic airrecirculation mode on the multi-function display:
f Please see the chapter “SETTING AIR
CONDITIONING” on page 146.
Note
The recommended operating mode is automatic
air-recirculation mode (default setting).
Information on the air-conditioning
compressor
The air-conditioning compressor:
– Can switch off briefly to ensure sufficient
engine cooling if the engine is operating under
extreme load.
– Automatically switches off at temperatures
below 38 °F (3 °C) and cannot be switched on,
even manually.
Information on automatic load switch-off
If the charging condition of the battery is critical,
the following air-conditioning or heating functions
are restricted initially and then switched off.
– Heated seats
– Heated rear window/External mirror heating
– Fresh-air blower
– Air-conditioning compressor
– Operates most effectively with the windows
closed.
If the vehicle has been in the sun for a long
time, it is a good idea to ventilate the interior
briefly with the windows open.
– Depending on the outside temperature and
humidity, condensation can drip from the
evaporator and form a pool under the vehicle.
This is normal and not a sign of leaks.
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Front control panel, left air-conditioned area
A - Air-conditioning display, left side
1 - AUTO mode, left side (automatic mode)/
REST mode (using engine residual heat)
2 - Temperature, left side
3 - Air quantity, left side
4 - Air to windshield, left side
5 - Air to center and side vents, left side
6 - Air to footwell, left side
Front control panel, right air-conditioned area
B - Air-conditioning display, right side
7 - AUTO mode, right side (automatic mode)/
REAR mode (adjusting rear air-conditioned
areas using the front control panel)
(4-zone air conditioning)
8 - Temperature, right side
9 - Air quantity, right side
10 - Air to windshield, right side
11 - Air to central and side vents, right side
12 - Air to footwell, right side
Front control panel
(2-zone and 4-zone air conditioning systems)
Automatically Controlled
Air Conditioning
Please read the information on:
Depending on various factors (e.g. sunlight, air
quality, ambient temperature, misted windows),
the air-conditioning system adjusts the preset
interior temperature, air distribution and air
quantity fully automatically.
– AC mode, see page 71.
Automatic mode is deactivated as soon as the
settings are adjusted manually. In this case,
automatic climate control still regulates the
air-conditioning functions that have not been
modified manually.
– Air-recirculation mode, see page 74.
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– REST mode, see page 71.
– AC MAX mode, see page 72.
– MONO mode, see page 74.
– Defrosting the windshield, see page 73.
– Air-conditioning compressor, see page 75.
Front control panel, general functions
C - AC mode (air-conditioning compressor on/off)
D - AC MAX mode (maximum cooling output)
E - Air-recirculation mode
F - MONO mode (adopt driver’s air-conditioning
settings for all air-conditioned areas)
G - Defrosting the windshield
H - Heated rear window/door mirror heating
Rear control panel, left air-conditioned area
A - Air-conditioning display, left side
1 - AUTO mode, left side (automatic mode)
2 - Temperature, left side
3 - Air quantity, left side
4 - Air to door vents and central vents,
left side
5 - Air to door vents, central vents and to footwell
on left side
6 - Air to door vents and footwell on
left side
Rear control panel, right air-conditioned area
B - Air-conditioning display, right side
7 - AUTO mode, right side (automatic mode)
8 - Temperature, right side
9 - Air quantity, right side
10 - Air to door vents and central vents,
right side
11 - Air to door vents, central vents and to footwell
on right side
12 - Air to footwell, right side
Rear control panel (4-zone air-conditioning)
Switching automatic mode on/off
Note on operation
The front and rear air-conditioned areas can
be switched to automatic mode independently
of one another.
If necessary, the automatic system can be
controlled manually.
The manual setting is retained until the
appropriate function button is pressed again
or the button
is pressed.
f Press button
for the relevant airconditioned area on the front or rear control
panel.
The indicator light on the button and the AUTO
indicator on the air-conditioning display light
up.
Temperature, air quantity and air distribution
are adjusted automatically for the relevant
air-conditioned area.
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Note on operation
If one air-conditioned area is set to LO or HI,
the other air-conditioned areas are also set
to LO or HI.
Pressing the button
selects the preset
temperature.
Note
The air-conditioning system always cools and
heats the passenger compartment to the preset
temperature at maximum cooling or heating
temperature.
Setting the temperature temporarily to a lower or
higher value does not cool or heat the passenger
compartment to the desired temperature more
quickly.
Temperature and air quantity, front control panel
Setting temperature
Temperature and air quantity on the rear control panel
(4-zone air-conditioning)
Reducing temperature
For personal comfort, the interior temperature
can be adjusted individually between 60 °F (16 °C)
and 87 °F (29.5 °C).
Recommendation: 72 °F (22 °C)
f Press button
for the relevant
air-conditioned area downwards.
The preset temperature value is shown
on the air-conditioning display.
The selected temperature is shown on the display
above the button
.
If LO or HI appears on the display, the system is
operating at maximum cooling or heating power.
Automatic mode is switched off.
Increasing temperature
f Press button
for the relevant airconditioned area upwards.
The preset temperature value is shown on
the air-conditioning display.
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Setting air quantity
The selected air quantity is shown in a bar display
above the button
. The more bars that are
displayed, the more air flows into the passenger
compartment.
Increasing air quantity
f Press button
for the air quantity to the
relevant air-conditioned area upwards.
Reducing air quantity
f Press button
for the air quantity to the
relevant air-conditioned area downwards.
Press button
for the relevant air-conditioned
area to switch back to automatic mode.
If the air quantity was reduced so much that OFF
appears on the air-conditioning system display,
the supply of air from the outside is interrupted.
Warning!
Risk of accidents due to impaired vision.
The windows can mist up if the air quantity
setting is OFF.
f Only select air quantity setting OFF for short
periods.
f If windows mist up, press
for the left and
right vehicle side on the front control panel
upwards (increase air quantity).
Air distribution, front control panel
Setting air distribution manually
Air distribution, rear control panel
(4-zone air conditioning)
Rear control panel (4-zone air-conditioning)
Front control panel
f Press button .
The air flows from the central vents and the
vents in the door pillars. The air vents must
be open.
f Press button
.
The air flows from the central and side vents.
The air vents must be open.
f Press button
.
The air flows from the central vents, into the
footwell and from the vent in the door pillar.
f Press button
.
The air flows to the windshield and the
side windows.
f Press button
.
The air flows to the footwell.
The indicator light on the button lights up.
f Press button
.
The air flows into the footwell and from the
vent in the door pillar.
The indicator light on the button lights up.
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Cancelling manual air distribution
f Press the relevant air distribution button again.
The indicator light on the button goes out.
or
Press button
for the relevant
air-conditioned area.
The indicator light on the button lights up.
Air quantity and distribution are controlled
automatically and variations are compensated.
Air distribution in the rear air-conditioned
areas when MONO or REAR mode is
activated (4-zone air conditioning)
If the button
or
is pressed on the front
control panel, air flows from the central and side
vents in the rear of the vehicle.
If the button
is pressed on the front control
panel, air flows into the footwells in the rear of
the vehicle.
For information on MONO mode:
f Please see the chapter “ACCEPTING
SETTINGS FOR DRIVER’S SIDE FOR THE
ENTIRE VEHICLE” on page 74.
For information on REAR mode:
f Please see the chapter “ADJUSTING REAR AIRCONDITIONED AREAS WITH THE FRONT
CONTROL PANEL – REAR MODE (4-ZONE AIR
CONDITIONING)” on page 81.
Disabling control panel for rear
air-conditioned areas (4-zone airconditioning)
The power window buttons on the rear doors and
the rear control panel on the center console can
be deactivated by pressing the safety button in the
keypad on the driver’s door.
Switching child protection on/off
f Press the safety button
to switch child
protection on and off.
The indicator light on the button lights up.
A lock symbol appears in the displays on
the operating unit for the rear air-conditioned
areas.
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Note on operation
f The function is ended automatically
approximately 4 seconds after the last
settings are adjusted.
Recommended air-conditioning settings
for lone drivers
MONO mode is recommended for maximum
passenger compartment comfort.
For information on activating MONO mode:
f Please see the chapter “ACCEPTING
SETTINGS FOR DRIVER’S SIDE FOR THE
ENTIRE VEHICLE” on page 74.
Adjusting rear air-conditioned areas with
the front control panel – REAR mode
(4-zone air conditioning)
Switching on REAR mode
f Press button
and keep it pressed for
approx. 2 seconds.
REAR appears on the air-conditioning display.
The rear air-conditioned areas can be
controlled from the front control panel.
Extended ventilation panel
The extended ventilation panel on top of the
dashboard can be activated or deactivated
separately in the multi-function display on the
instrument panel.
The air flow in the passenger compartment is
more diffuse and less direct.
The automatic control on the air-conditioning
system adjusts the air flow quantity automatically.
For information on activating the extended
ventilation control:
f Please see the chapter “SETTING AIR
CONDITIONING” on page 146.
Reducing the air quantity in the rear
air-conditioned areas does not improve
passenger comfort in the front areas
(4-zone air-conditioning only).
For information on adjusting the air quantity:
f Please see the chapter “SETTING AIR
QUANTITY” on page 79.
Switching off REAR mode
f Press button
and keep it pressed for
approx. 2 seconds.
REAR disappears from the display.
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Rear air vents
Front Air Vents
Air Vents
Opening air vents
f Turn thumb wheel A clockwise.
Closing air vents
f Turn thumb wheel A counter-clockwise.
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Changing air flow direction
Fresh-air intake
f Swivel the air vent fins B in the desired
direction.
To ensure unhindered air intake:
f Keep the fresh-air intake between the
windshield and the engine compartment lid
free from snow, ice and leaves.
Air flow
Three air flow settings - “low”, “medium” and
“high” - are available in automatic mode:
– “Soft”:
Recommended for passengers sensitive
to drafts with a preference for gentle
air-conditioning.
– “Normal”:
Default setting.
– “Strong”:
Stronger ventilation in the passenger
compartment.
The air flow is clearly noticeable.
Cooler central vents
Air vents, glove box
Multi-function display
Cooled glove box
Air-conditioning settings on the
multi-function display
Cooled air is directed into the glove box via
a separate air vent.
The air vent can be opened and closed manually.
Note
Cold air may flow around the glove box lid and into
the passenger compartment.
f If the outside temperature is low, close the air
vents in the glove box to ensure the passenger
compartment is heated as efficiently as
possible.
Additional settings relating to vehicle airconditioning can be adjusted in the multi-function
display on the instrument panel.
The temperature of the air blown from the two
central vents is reduced if the passenger
compartment temperature control is not adjusted.
This setting is recommended for passengers with
a preference for a fresh air flow to the head/upper
body area.
For information on air-conditioning settings
on the multi-function display:
f Please see the chapter “SETTING AIR
CONDITIONING” on page 146.
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Extended ventilation panel
Switching off
For information on the extended ventilation panel:
f Press button
.
The indicator light on the button goes out.
f Please see the chapter “EXTENDED
VENTILATION PANEL” on page 81.
Note
Automatic air-recirculation
On vehicles with heat-absorbing glass, optical
distortion may occur due to the flat position of the
rear window. This distortion is increased when the
heated rear window is switched on.
For information on automatic air-recirculation
mode:
f Please see the chapter “AIR-RECIRCULATION
MODE” on page 74.
Heated Rear Window/
Exterior Mirror Heating
Heated rear window/exterior mirror heating is
ready for operation when the ignition is on.
Switching on
f Press button
.
The indicator light on the button lights up.
Depending on the outside temperature, the
heating switches off automatically after approx.
5 to 20 minutes.
The heating can be switched back on by pressing
the button again.
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Windows and Slide/Tilt Roof
Power Windows............................................ 86
Slide/Tilt Roof.............................................. 88
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Power Windows
Warning!
Risk of injury when closing the windows,
especially when windows close
automatically.
f Take care to ensure that nobody can be injured
when the windows close.
f Always remove ignition key when leaving the
vehicle or switch ignition off on vehicles with
Porsche Entry & Drive. Always take the ignition
key with you when leaving the vehicle.
Uninformed persons could injure themselves
by operating the power windows.
f In case of danger, immediately release the
button on the ignition key or the button in
the door handle on vehicles with Porsche
Entry & Drive.
f Do not leave children in the vehicle unattended.
Risk of an accident.
f Do not put anything on or near the windows
that may interfere with the driver’s vision.
Readiness for operation of power windows
– With ignition switched on.
– A maximum of 10 minutes after the ignition is
switched off, but only until driver’s or
passenger door is first opened.
– The one-touch operation for closing the door
windows is available only when the ignition is
switched on.
ABCD-
Power window in driver’s door
Power window in passenger’s door
Left rear power window
Right rear power window
Opening/closing windows
Opening window with the rocker switch
f Press rocker switch A, B, C or D until the
window has reached the desired position.
Closing window with the rocker switch
f Pull rocker switch A, B, C or D until the window
has reached the desired position.
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Warning!
Risk of injury. If one-touch operation is
disabled after the window is blocked, the
window will close with its full closing force
when the manual closing function is used.
f Take care to ensure that nobody can be injured
when the windows close.
Power window switch in the passenger's door
Power window switch in the rear door
Note on operation
Note on operation
The rocker switches have a two-stage function:
If a window is blocked during closing, it will stop
and open again by several inches.
If the window is blocked a second time within
approximately 10 seconds, one-touch operation is
disabled for this window.
– If the switch in question is moved to the first
setting, the window is opened or closed
manually.
– If the switch is moved completely to the
second setting, the front window is opened or
closed automatically (one-touch operation).
Actuate the switch again to stop the window in
the desired position.
The window can be closed manually. The window
then closes with its full closing force.
One-touch operation is enabled again once the
window has been closed completely using the
manual closing function.
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Storing end position of the door windows
after connecting the vehicle battery
The end position of the door windows are lost
when the battery is disconnected and
reconnected. One-touch operation of the windows
is disabled.
Perform these steps for all windows:
1. Close window completely once by pulling the
rocker switch.
2. If the window is completely closed, briefly pull
the rocker switch again.
3. Open the window completely once by pressing
the rocker switch.
Disabling the controls in the rear
The power window buttons on the rear doors and
the control panel on the rear center console can
be disabled by pressing the safety button in the
control panel on the driver’s door.
Switching child protection on/off
f Press the safety button.
The indicator light in the safety button lights up
if child protection is active.
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Slide/Tilt Roof
The electric slide/tilt roof is made of tinted singlesheet safety glass. It has a sliding roof cover that
can be continuously adjusted manually to protect
against the direct entry of sunlight.
The slide/tilt roof can be slid open or lifted at
the rear.
Warning!
Risk of injury when operating or
automatically closing the slide/tilt roof.
f Take care to ensure that nobody can be injured
when the slide/tilt roof is operated.
f Always remove ignition key when leaving the
vehicle or switch ignition off on vehicles with
Porsche Entry & Drive. Always take the ignition
key with you when leaving the vehicle.
Uninformed persons (e.g. children) could injure
themselves when operating the slide/tilt roof.
f In case of danger, operate the sliding roof
button in the opposite direction or release the
car key immediately if using the comfort
function.
Operating slide/tilt roof
The slide/tilt roof is operated using the button
in the overhead operating console.
The sliding roof button has a two-stage function
for all directions of motion:
– If the button is moved to the first setting in one
direction, the slide/tilt roof is adjusted
manually in the relevant direction.
Adjustment stops when the button is released.
– If the button is moved completely to the
second setting, the slide/tilt roof is opened or
closed automatically (one-touch operation).
Actuate the switch again in any direction to
stop the slide/tilt roof in the desired position.
Operational readiness of the slide/tilt roof
– With ignition switched on.
– A maximum of 10 minutes after the ignition is
switched off, but only until driver’s or
passenger door is first opened.
Note on operation
The slide/tilt roof has a force limiter. If obstructed
during the closing process, the slide/tilt roof
opens again immediately.
Reduced-noise position when opening
The slide/tilt roof slides open both in manual mode
and one-touch operation mode until it reaches the
best position from the point of view of wind noise.
Opening slide/tilt roof fully
Actuate the button
again in opening
direction to open the slide/tilt roof completely.
When completely opened, the slide/tilt roof may
generate wind noise depending on the speed of
the vehicle.
Emergency operation of slide/tilt roof
Warning!
Risk of serious personal injury and damage
to the slide/tilt roof when closing the slide/
tilt roof.
f Take care to ensure that nobody can be injured
when the slide/tilt roof is operated.
Emergency closing after repeated
intervention from the force limiter
f Remove the obstruction.
f Repeatedly press or press and hold the sliding
roof button
in closing direction until the
roof closes and stops in closed position.
Emergency operation if the slide/tilt roof
drive fails
If the slide/tilt roof is defective, it can be closed or
opened manually using the hexagon key from the
tool kit.
f Before using emergency operation, check that
the fuse is intact.
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Storing end position of the slide/tilt roof
The end position of the slide/tilt roof are lost if the
vehicle battery is disconnected/reconnected or
flat, the vehicle is started using jump leads, the
electrical fuse for the slide/tilt roof is replaced or
after emergency operation.
Warning!
Risk of injury when closing the slide/tilt roof.
When the end position is stored, the force
limiter is not available and the slide/tilt roof
will close with full force.
f Take care to ensure that nobody can be injured
when the slide/tilt roof closes.
1. Press lightly on the front tip of the cover over
the left passenger compartment monitoring
sensor.
The opposite end of the cover lifts up.
2. Unclip cover.
f Take the hexagon key out of the tool kit in
the luggage compartment.
For information on the tool kit:
f Please see the chapter “TOOL KIT” on
page 279.
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3. Insert the hexagon key all the way into
the opening.
4. Hold the key in this position and turn.
5. Remove the key.
Stow the key in the tool kit.
6. Clip in cover.
f Have the fault corrected.
Please contact a qualified specialist workshop.
We recommend that you have an authorized
Porsche dealer to do this work as they have
trained workshop personnel and the necessary
parts and tools.
The vehicle must be stationary to store the end
position of the slide/tilt roof.
1. Switch on ignition.
2. Press the button
forwards in closing
direction and hold in position.
The process for storing the end position
begins after approximately 10 seconds.
Press and hold the button until the roof has
stopped moving completely.
The process takes a maximum of 20 seconds.
Start the storing process again if the button is
released prematurely.
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Automatic Driving Light Assistant/
Adaptive Light System .................................. 92
Instrument lighting........................................ 95
Turn Signal/High Beam/Headlight
Flasher Stalk................................................ 96
Emergency Flasher ...................................... 97
Interior Lighting............................................ 98
Brief Overview – Windshield Wipers ........... 101
Windshield Wiper/Washer Stalk ................... 102
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Side lights
Side marker lights, licence plate light,
instrument lighting, daytime driving lights
switched off.
Low beam/driving light
Only with ignition on.
Rear fog light
Pull the switch in the low beam position.
Indicator light lights up.
Note on operation
If the ignition key is removed and the door is
opened while the lights are on, an audible signal
(gong) warns of possible battery discharge.
Light Switch
Light is switched off.
The daytime driving lights are switched on
when the ignition is switched on, provided
that they are activated on the multifunction display in the instrument panel.
For information on activating/deactivating
daytime driving lights:
f Please see the chapter “ACTIVATING
AND DEACTIVATING AUTOMATIC
DAYTIME DRIVING LIGHTS” on
page 142.
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In some countries, differences are possible
due to legal requirements.
Automatic Driving Light Assistant/
Adaptive Light System
The automatic driving light assistant is a comfort
function. Your Porsche’s driving light (low beam) is
switched on and off automatically depending on
the ambient brightness.
The automatic driving light assistant also controls
the daytime driving lights, the Automatic Coming
Home lights and the dynamic cornering light.
The automatic driving light assistant is activated
when the light switch is set to the position
.
Despite possible support by the driving light
assistant, it is the responsibility of the driver to
switch on the driving light using the conventional
light switch in accordance with the relevant
national regulations.
Activating the headlights using the driving light
assistant therefore does not absolve the driver
of responsibility for correct operation of the
driving light.
Warning!
Risk of accidents if you drive your vehicle
without lights.
f Always carefully monitor the automatic driving
light control.
Note
In the event of a fault in the automatic driving light
assistant/adaptive light system, the warning light
for the adaptive light system lights up in the
instrument panel and a warning message appears
on the multi-function display in the instrument
panel.
For information on indicator lights and warning
lights on the instrument panel:
f Please see the chapter “INSTRUMENT PANEL
USA MODELS” on page 107.
For information on warning messages on the
multi-function display:
f Please see the chapter “OVERVIEW OF
WARNING MESSAGES” on page 152.
Low beam/driving light
Highway function in darkness
If the light switch is set to the position
, the
low beam is switched on automatically in the
following situations:
The distribution characteristics of the low beam
change if the vehicle is travelling at speeds of
more than approx. 80 mph (130 km/h) in
darkness.
– Dusk
– Darkness
The light beam becomes longer and the field of
vision increases.
– Driving through tunnels
Rain function
– Rain
The low beam is switched on automatically after
five seconds of continuous wiper operation.
– Highway driving (daytime driving lights
deactivated)
When the low beam is switched on, the indicator
light on the speedometer lights up.
If the wipers have not been used for approx.
4 minutes, the low beam is switched off.
Note on operation
Fog is not recognized.
f In the event of fog, the headlights must
be switched on manually.
Highway function in daylight
The low beam is switched on automatically at
vehicle speeds of more than approx. 90 mph
(140 km/h) in daylight conditions and when
daytime driving lights are deactivated.
If the vehicle is travelling at speeds of less than
approx. 40 mph (65 km/h), the low beam
switches off after a delay of approx. 4 minutes,
if the external lighting conditions permit.
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Automatic headlight levelling
Daytime driving lights
Static cornering light
When the ignition and low beam are switched on,
the level of the headlight beam automatically
changes in accordance with the vehicle load.
The level of the headlight beam is automatically
kept constant during acceleration and braking.
If the light switch is in position (light switched
off), the daytime driving lights are switched on
automatically when the ignition is switched on.
The static cornering light switches on if the
steering wheel is turned sharply.
Note on operation
If the light switch is in position
, the daytime
driving lights are switched on automatically during
daylight when the ignition is switched on.
Automatic headlight levelling is also available
when the light switch is set to the position
(low beam/driving light).
If the light switch is in position
(low beam/
driving light), the daytime driving lights are not
active.
You can switch the daytime driving lights on and
off on the multi-function display in the instrument
panel (not available in Canada).
Regulations for switching daytime driving lights on
and off vary according to the legal requirements in
each country.
For information on setting the daytime driving
lights:
f Please see the chapter “ACTIVATING AND
DEACTIVATING AUTOMATIC DAYTIME DRIVING
LIGHTS” on page 142.
Note on operation
The static cornering light is also available when
the light switch is set to the position
(driving
light/low beam).
Dynamic cornering light
At speeds greater than 5 mph (8 km/h), the low
beam light is swivelled in the direction of the curve
to illuminate the road more clearly, depending on
the speed of the vehicle and the extent to which
the steering wheel is turned.
In the event of a fault in the dynamic cornering
light, the warning light for the adaptive light
system flashes in the instrument panel and
a warning message appears on the multi-function
display in the instrument panel.
For information on indicator lights and warning
lights on the instrument panel:
f Please see the chapter “INSTRUMENT PANEL
USA MODELS” on page 107.
For information on warning messages on the
multi-function display:
f Please see the chapter “OVERVIEW OF
WARNING MESSAGES” on page 152.
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Automatic Coming Home lights
(Welcome Home function/Entry function)
Switching on Automatic Coming Home lights
f Set light switch to
.
The following lights remain switched on for
a certain period to allow you to get in and out of
your vehicle safely and with improved visibility in
darkness:
– Daytime driving lights,
– Courtesy lights in the exterior mirrors
(on vehicles with comfort memory),
Entry function
When the vehicle is unlocked, the area around the
vehicle is illuminated for the duration of the off
delay preset on the multi-function display.
The lights are switched off when the ignition is
switched on or the light switch is set to a position
other than
.
For information on adjusting the off delay of the
external lights on the multi-function display:
f Please see the chapter “ADJUSTING EXTERIOR
LIGHTS” on page 142.
– Front and rear side marker lights,
– Licence plate lights.
Welcome Home function (off delay)
When the vehicle is locked, the lights remain
switched on for the duration of the off delay preset
on the multi-function display.
For information on adjusting the off delay of the
external lights on the multi-function display:
f Please see the chapter “ADJUSTING EXTERIOR
LIGHTS” on page 142.
Instrument lighting
The lighting is automatically adjusted to the
ambient brightness by the light sensor B.
In addition, when the vehicle lighting is switched
on, the instrument and switch brightness can be
adjusted manually.
f Turn adjustment button A in the appropriate
direction and hold until the desired brightness
has been reached.
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Parking light
Warning!
Risk of accident when adjusting brightness
while driving. You may lose control of the
vehicle.
The parking light can only be switched on when
the ignition is switched off.
f Move the stalk up or down to switch on the
right or left parking light.
f Do not reach through the steering-wheel
spokes when driving.
If the parking light is switched on, the message
“Parking light on” will appear on the multi-function
display in the instrument panel after the ignition is
switched off.
For information on warning messages on the
multi-function display:
f Please see the chapter “OVERVIEW OF
WARNING MESSAGES” on page 152.
Turn Signal/High Beam/Headlight
Flasher Stalk
Turn signals, low beam and high beam are ready
for operation when the ignition is on.
1 – Turn signal light, left
2 – Turn signal light, right
Push the stalk to the upper or lower pressure
point – turn signal lights flash three times
3 – High-beam headlight
4 – Headlight flasher
Stalk in center position – low beam
When the high beam is switched on or the
headlight flasher is operated, the blue indicator
light on the speedometer lights up.
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Automatic activation of hazard warning
lights in the event of an accident
The emergency flasher is activated automatically
in the event of an accident.
f To deactivate the emergency flasher, switch
off the ignition, wait approx. 5 seconds and
then switch the ignition back on again.
For information on switching the ignition on
and off:
f Please see the chapter “IGNITION LOCK,
STEERING LOCK” on page 164.
Emergency Flasher
The emergency flasher can be switched on
regardless of the position of the ignition lock.
Switching on and off
Danger!
Risk of an accident resutling in serious
personal injury or death.
f Whenever stalled or stopped for emergency
repairs, move the car well off the road. Switch
on the emergency flasher and mark the car
with road flares or other warning devices.
f Do not remain in the car. Someone
approaching from the rear may not realize your
vehicle is stopped and cause a collision.
Danger of fire.
f Do not park or operate the vehicle in areas
where the hot ehaust system may come in
contact with dry grass, brush, fuel spill or
other flammable material.
Hot engine compartment components can
burn skin on contact.
f Before working on any part in the engine
compartment, turn the engine off and let it cool
down sufficiently.
f Press the emergency flasher button on the
center console.
All turn signal lights and the indicator light in the
button flash when the button is operated.
If the emergency flasher remains active for longer
periods, the illumination phase of the flashing
interval is shortened to preserve the lights.
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A - Button for front interior light
B - Button for rear interior lights
C, D - Button for front reading lights
Interior Lighting
Interior lights
Switching front interior light on and off
f Press button A.
Switching rear interior light on and off
f Press button B in the front overhead operating
console or button E above the relevant door.
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Dimming (brightness adjustment)
f Press button A for the front interior light or
button E for the relevant rear interior light and
hold for at least 1 second until the desired
level of brightness is reached.
Reading lights
Switching front reading lights on and off
f Press button C or D.
Switching rear reading lights on and off
f Press button E above the relevant door.
E - Button for rear reading and interior lights
Dimming (brightness adjustment)
f Press button C or D for the front reading light
or button E for the relevant rear reading light
and hold for at least 1 second until the desired
level of brightness is reached.
– switched off when the door is closed, after
a delay of approx. 120 seconds. The off delay
time can be preset on the multi-function
display.
The interior lighting goes out as soon as the
ignition is switched on or the vehicle is locked.
For information on setting the off delay for the
interior light:
f Please see the chapter “SETTING INTERIOR
LIGHTING OFF DELAY” on page 143.
Orientation lighting
Lights in the front operating console, the inner
door handles, the storage trays and the rear light
units help vehicle occupants to locate important
controls in the vehicle in darkness and ensure
better overall orientation. The lights are switched
on when the vehicle is unlocked and switched off
again automatically when the vehicle is locked.
Dimming (brightness adjustment)
The brightness of the orientation lighting is
adjusted on the multi-function display.
For information on adjusting the brightness
of the orientation lighting:
Switching automatic interior lighting on
and off
f Please see the chapter “ADJUSTING
BRIGHTNESS OF ORIENTATION LIGHTING” on
page 143.
f Press button A.
When the automatic interior lighting is switched
off, the indicator light in the button lights up.
When the automatic interior lighting is switched
on, in darkness the interior lighting is
– switched on when a door is unlocked or
opened, when the ignition key is removed from
the ignition lock or when the steering wheel is
locked on vehicles with Porsche Entry & Drive.
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Automatic interior light switch-off
function
In darkness, the interior lighting is switched off
16 minutes after the engine stops to preserve the
vehicle battery.
In daylight conditions, interior lights that
were switched on manually are switched off
automatically after 1 minute.
Ambient lighting
If the vehicle is driven at night, a discreet light
provides subtle illumination for the passenger
compartment. The ambient lighting is switched off
automatically when the vehicle is locked.
Switching ambient lighting on and off
f Press button B.
Dimming (brightness adjustment)
f Press button B for dimming the ambient
lighting and hold for at least 1 second until the
desired level of brightness is reached.
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Brief Overview – Windshield
Wipers
This brief overview does not replace the
information provided under “WINDSHIELD WIPER/
WASHER STALK”.
Warnings, in particular, are not replaced by this
brief overview.
Windshield wiper stalk
Switches for wiping interval (A) and rear wiper (B)
What do I want to do?
What do I have to do?
Wipe automatically at front
(rain sensor/intermittent operation)
Press the stalk to detent position 1.
Adjust the rain sensor/wipe interval
Adjust switch A on the right of the stalk upwards (wipe more often) or downwards (wipe less often).
Wipe at front
Slow: Press the stalk to detent position 2.
Fast: Press the stalk to detent position 3.
Once: Briefly move stalk to position 4 (holding stalk in position 4 accelerates wiping action).
Spray and wipe at front
Pull stalk to position 5 and hold.
Wipe at rear (intermittent wiping)
Push switch B upwards to detent position INT.
Wipe at rear (wipe once)
Push switch B all the way up or down.
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Windshield Wiper/Washer Stalk
4 – Front windshield wipers – one-touch
operation
Move wiper stalk downwards.
The front windshield wipers carry out one
wiping cycle.
5 – Front windshield wiper and washer
system
Pull wiper stalk towards the steering wheel.
The washer system wipes and sprays while
the stalk is pulled towards the steering
wheel.
When the wiper stalk is released, a few
drying wipes are performed.
After every 10 wipes on the windshield,
the headlights are cleaned automatically.
Caution!
Danger of injury if the windshield wipers
operate unintentionally.
Risk of damage to the engine compartment
lid, windshield and wiper system.
f Only wipe the windshield when sufficiently wet,
otherwise it could become scratched.
f Loosen frozen wiper blades before starting
to drive.
f Do not operate a frozen headlight washer
system.
f Always switch off windshield wipers in car
washes to prevent them wiping unintentionally
(rain sensor operation).
f Do not operate headlight washer system in
car washes.
f Always switch off windshield wipers before
cleaning the windshield to avoid unintentional
operation (rain sensor operation).
f Always hold the wiper arm securely when
replacing the wiper blade.
f Always switch off windshield wipers before
opening the engine compartment lid (wiper
switch in position 0).
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Maintenance notes
Front wiper and headlight washer system
0 – Windshield wipers off
When the windshield wipers are switched off,
the wipers move up slightly from their rest
position so that the wiping edges are aligned
correctly.
1 – Rain sensor operation
Front windshield wipers
Move wiper stalk upwards to the first click.
2 – Front windshield wipers – slow
Move wiper stalk upwards to the second
click.
3 – Front windshield wipers – fast
Move wiper stalk upwards to the third click.
f If heavily soiled, repeat wash.
f Persistent dirt (e.g. insect remains) should
be removed regularly.
For information on car care:
f Please see the chapter “CAR CARE
INSTRUCTIONS” on page 269.
The front windshield washer nozzles are
heated when the ignition is on, as a precaution
against freezing. However, this does not replace
the use of antifreeze.
To switch the rain sensor on again:
f Move wiper stalk to position 0 and then to
position 1
Switch-on is confirmed by one wipe of the
windshield.
or
Operate windshield washer system 5.
Switch-on is confirmed by three wipes
of the windshield.
or
Change the sensitivity of the rain sensor
using switch A.
Note on operation
Rain sensor operation, front windshield
wipers
In rain sensor mode, the amount of rain on the
windshield is measured. Wiper speed is
automatically adjusted accordingly.
At a speed of less than approx. 2 mph (4 km/h),
rain sensor operation is automatically activated if
the windshield wiper is switched on. If you exceed
a speed of approx. 5 mph (8 km/h), the system
changes to the preselected wiper speed.
The rain sensor remains switched off if the wiper
stalk is already in position 1 when the ignition is
switched on.
In the multi-function display on the instrument
panel, you can configure the rain sensor to
activate automatically when the ignition is
switched on and the wiper stalk is set to
position 1.
For information on adjusting rain sensor activation
when the ignition is switched on:
f Please see the chapter “SETTING RAIN
SENSOR ACTIVATION” on page 143.
Adjusting the rain sensor sensitivity
f Move switch A upwards –
high sensitivity.
The setting is confirmed by one wipe of
the windshield.
Headlight washer system
The washer sprays only while low beam or
high beam is activated.
f Press button B under the wiper stalk.
After every 10 wipes on the windshield, the
headlights are cleaned automatically as well.
The wipe count starts from zero again when the
low beam is switched off.
f Move switch A downwards –
low sensitivity.
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Manual wiping
f Push switch C on the wiper stalk all the way
down from detent position OFF or all the way
up from detent position INT.
The washer system wipes as long as the
switch is pressed down.
Switching on the rear window wiper when
reverse gear is engaged
In the multi-function display, you can configure the
rear wiper to automatically perform a series of
wipes when it rains or when the windshield wipers
are used while reverse gear is engaged.
For information on configuring the automatic
function for activating the rear wiper when reverse
gear is engaged:
Rear window wiper
Switching on intermittent operation of rear
window wiper
f Push switch C upwards to detent position INT.
Switching off intermittent operation of rear
window wiper
f Push switch C downwards to detent
position OFF.
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f Please see the chapter “SETTING ACTIVATION
OF THE REAR WIPER WHEN REVERSE GEAR IS
ENGAGED” on page 143.
Maintenance note
f Clean the wiper blades with window cleaner at
regular intervals, especially after washing the
vehicle in a car wash.
We recommend Porsche window cleaner. If the
wiper blades are very dirty (e. g. soiled with
insect remains), they can be cleaned with
a sponge or cloth.
If the wiper blades rub or squeak, this may be due
to the following:
– If the vehicle is washed in an automatic car
wash, wax residues may adhere to the
windshield. These wax residues can be
removed only by using window cleaner
concentrate.
f Please see the chapter “WASHER FLUID” on
page 259.
Contact your authorized Porsche dealer for more
information.
– The wiper blades may be damaged or worn.
f Replace damaged wiper blades immediately.
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Instrument Panel USA Models...................... 107
Instrument Panel Canada Models ................. 109
Tachometer ............................................... 110
Speedometer............................................. 110
Multi-Function Display ................................. 110
Engine Oil Temperature Gauge .................... 110
Coolant Temperature Gauge ....................... 110
Engine Oil Pressure Gauge.......................... 111
Fuel Gauge ................................................ 111
Digital Speedometer................................... 112
Upshift Prompt Indicator ............................. 112
Odometer .................................................. 112
Reset Button for Trip Counter Display/
Brightness Setting for Instrument Lighting... 112
PDK Display for Selector-Lever Position/
Engaged Gear............................................ 112
Battery/Alternator ...................................... 113
Check Engine (Emission Control) ................. 114
Acoustic Signals ........................................ 114
Operating the Multi-Function Display in the
Instrument Panel ........................................ 115
Vehicle Settings on the Multi-Function
Display ...................................................... 138
Overview of Warning Messages ................... 152
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Instrument Panel and Multi-Function Display
A Tachometer
B Speedometer
C Multi-function display
D Engine oil temperature gauge
E Coolant temperature gauge
F Engine oil pressure gauge
G Fuel gauge
H Digital speedometer
I
Upshift prompt indicator
Instrument Panel USA Models
Warning and indicator lights on the
tachometer
Emission control warning light
(Check Engine)
Warning and indicator lights on the
speedometer
Rear fog light indicator light
HOLD function indicator light
Low beam indicator light
Air bag warning light
Adaptive light system warning light
Seat belt warning light
Tire pressure warning light
J Odometer
PSM warning light
K Reset button for trip counter display/
Brightness setting for instrument panel
PSM OFF warning light
L PDK indicator for selector-lever position/
engaged gear
ABS warning light
Turn signal, left
Turn signal, right
Brake warning light
High beam indicator light
Electric parking brake warning light
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A Tachometer
B Speedometer
C Multi-function display
D Engine oil temperature gauge
E Coolant temperature gauge
F Engine oil pressure gauge
G Fuel gauge
H Digital speedometer
I
Upshift prompt indicator
Instrument Panel Canada Models
Warning and indicator lights on the
tachometer
Emission control warning light
(Check Engine)
Warning and indicator lights on the
speedometer
Rear fog light indicator light
HOLD function indicator light
Low beam indicator light
Air bag warning light
Adaptive light system warning light
Seat belt warning light
Tire pressure warning light
J Odometer
PSM warning light
K Reset button for trip counter display/
Brightness setting for instrument panel
PSM OFF warning light
L PDK indicator for selector-lever position/
engaged gear
ABS warning light
Turn signal, left
Turn signal, right
Brake warning light
High beam indicator light
Electric parking brake warning light
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A – Tachometer
D – Engine Oil Temperature Gauge Coolant temperature warning
The start of the red zone on the tachometer or
rev-counter scale is a visual warning of the
maximum permissible engine speed.
A warning message will appear on the multifunction display in the instrument panel if the
engine oil temperature is too high.
If the red zone is reached during acceleration, fuel
feed is interrupted in order to protect the engine.
f Reduce engine speed and engine load
immediately if the red zone is reached.
B – Speedometer
For information on warning messages on the
multi-function display:
The analogue display B is located on the left next
to the tachometer in the instrument panel.
C – Multi-Function Display
For information on the multi-function display:
f Please see the chapter “OPERATING THE
MULTI-FUNCTION DISPLAY IN THE
INSTRUMENT PANEL” on page 115.
f Please see the chapter “OVERVIEW OF
WARNING MESSAGES” on page 152.
E – Coolant Temperature Gauge
If the cooling system is in any way faulty, consult
a qualified specialist workshop. We recommend
that you have an authorized Porsche dealer to do
this work, as they have the trained workshop
personnel and the necessary parts and tools for
this type of work.
Pointer in the lower area – engine cold
f Avoid high engine speeds and heavy
engine loading.
Pointer in the middle – normal operating
temperature
Pointer may move up to the red area when engine
is heavily loaded and outside temperature is high.
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The temperature gauge warning light will
illuminate if the coolant temperature is too high.
The warning message “Engine temperature too
high” will also appear on the multi-function display
in the instrument panel.
f Switch off engine and allow to cool.
f Check radiators and air guides in front end of
vehicle for obstructions.
f Check the coolant level.
Top up with coolant if necessary.
f Have the fault corrected.
f Please see the chapter “CHECKING COOLANT
LEVEL AND ADDING COOLANT” on page 257.
f Please see the chapter “OVERVIEW OF
WARNING MESSAGES” on page 152.
Note on operation
To prevent excessive temperatures, the cooling
air ducts must not be obstructed by covering
them (e.g. with film, “stone guards”, etc.).
Coolant level warning
F – Engine Oil Pressure Gauge
The temperature gauge warning light flashes if the
coolant level is too low.
The warning message “Check coolant level” also
appears on the multi-function display in the
instrument panel
The oil pressure is controlled according to
requirements and should be at least 29 psi
(2.0 bar) at an engine speed of 3,000 rpm and
at least 44 psi (3.0 bar) at an engine speed of
5,000 rpm.
f Switch off engine and allow to cool.
f Add coolant.
If the coolant level is too low, warning indicators
may light up if the vehicle tilts at an extreme angle
(e.g. steep slopes) or generates high lateral
acceleration while travelling round long bends
(e.g. driving in circles). If the warnings do not
disappear once the vehicle has assumed “normal”
operating state, check the coolant level.
f Please see the chapter “CHECKING COOLANT
LEVEL AND ADDING COOLANT” on page 257.
f Please see the chapter “OVERVIEW OF
WARNING MESSAGES” on page 152.
Caution!
Risk of engine damage.
f Do not continue driving if the warning persists
even when the engine coolant level is correct.
f Have the fault corrected.
The engine oil pressure varies depending on the
engine speed, oil temperature and engine load.
If oil pressure drops abruptly and a message
is displayed on the multi-function display
when the engine is running or while driving:
f Stop immediately in a suitable place.
f Switch off the engine.
f Check whether there is an obvious oil leak on
or under the car.
f Select “Oil level” on the multi-function display.
f Please see the chapter “OIL LEVEL DISPLAY
AND MEASUREMENT OF THE ENGINE OIL
LEVEL” on page 121.
f Add engine oil if necessary.
Caution!
Risk of engine damage.
f Do not continue driving if there is an obvious
oil leak.
f Do not continue driving if the warning message
appears even when the oil level is correct.
f Have the fault corrected.
Please contact a qualified specialist workshop.
We recommend that you have an authorized
Porsche dealer to do this work as they have
trained workshop personnel and the necessary
parts and tools.
G – Fuel Gauge
The fuel gauge displays the contents of the tank
when the ignition is on.
For information on fuel quality and refill capacities:
f Please see the chapter “FILLING CAPACITIES”
on page 329.
For information on fuel and refuelling:
f Please see the chapter “FUEL” on page 265.
If the vehicle’s inclination changes (e.g. uphill/
downhill driving), minor deviations in the gauge
may occur.
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Fuel reserve warning
I – Upshift Prompt Indicator
If less than approximately 4 US gallons (15 liters)
of fuel remains in the tank or the range on
remaining fuel falls below approx. 30 miles
(50 km) when the ignition is switched on or the
engine is running, the warning light on the multifunction display in the instrument panel lights up.
The consumption-oriented shift indicator to the
right of the digital speed display on the
tachometer helps you to develop a fuel-saving
driving style.
The upshift indicator lights up - prompting you to
shift up to the next-higher gear - depending on the
selected gear, engine speed and accelerator
pedal position.
f Refuel at the next opportunity.
Caution!
A shortage of fuel may damage the emission
control system.
f Never drive the tank dry.
f If the warning lights have come on, do not take
bends at high speed.
For information on the emission control system:
f Please see the chapter “EMISSION CONTROL
SYSTEM” on page 262.
H – Digital Speedometer
The digital speedometer H is integrated in the
tachometer on the instrument panel.
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The upshift indicator is only active when “Sport”
or “Sport Plus” mode is switched off.
On vehicles with PDK transmission, the upshift
prompt is only available in manual selection mode.
f Change to the next-higher gear when the shift
indicator lights up.
J – Odometer
The displays for the total mileage and individual
trips are integrated in the speedometer on the
instrument panel.
The upper display counts the total mileage, the
lower display shows individual trips.
After exceeding 9,999 kilometers or 6,213 miles,
the trip counter returns to 0.
K – Reset Button for Trip Counter
Display/Brightness Setting for
Instrument Lighting
Resetting trip counter display
f Press rotary switch K for approximately
1 second.
The trip counter display is reset to “0”.
Adjusting brightness of instrument
lighting
For information on adjusting the brightness of the
instrument lighting:
f Please see the chapter “INSTRUMENT
LIGHTING” on page 95.
L – PDK Display for Selector-Lever
Position/Engaged Gear
When the engine is running, the selector-lever
position and engaged forward gear are indicated
in gates D or M.
Warning messages
If the selector lever is between two positions
– Effects:
The corresponding selector-lever position in
the instrument panel flashes and the warning
“Gear selector not engaged” appears on the
multi-function display.
Action required:
Operate the footbrake and engage the
selector lever properly.
If there is a fault in the transmission
– Depending on priority, either the warning “Fault
Transmission” will appear in yellow or red or
the warning “Gearbox temperature too high”
will appear on the multi-function display.
Yellow “Fault Transmission” warning
– Effects:
Restricted gearshift comfort,
reverse gear fails.
Action required:
Have the fault corrected immediately.
Please contact a qualified specialist workshop.
We recommend that you have an authorized
Porsche dealer to do this work as they have
trained workshop personnel and the necessary
parts and tools.
Red “Fault Transmission” warning
– Effect:
Vehicle can be driven only until it comes to
a stop.
Action required:
It is not possible to continue driving.
Stop the vehicle immediately in a suitable
place. Have the vehicle towed to a qualified
specialist workshop.
Warning “Gearbox temperature too high”
– Effects:
“Warning jerks” can be felt when driving off
and the engine power may be restricted.
Action required:
Do not hold the vehicle with the accelerator on
a hill, for example. Hold the vehicle with the
brake. Reduce engine load. Stop the vehicle in
a suitable place if possible. Allow the engine to
run in selector-lever position P or N until the
warning disappears.
Battery/Alternator
Warning message
The warning message “Fault Generator” will
appear on the multi-function display in the
instrument panel if the vehicle electrical system
voltage drops significantly.
f Stop at a safe place and switch the engine off.
For information on warning messages on the
multi-function display:
f Please see the chapter “OVERVIEW OF
WARNING MESSAGES” on page 152.
Possible causes
– Defect in the battery charging system
– Broken drive belt
f Please see the chapter “REDUCED DRIVING
PROGRAM” on page 199.
f Please see the chapter “PORSCHE
DOPPELKUPPLUNG (PDK)” on page 193.
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Warning!
Risk of accidents and risk of engine damage.
A broken drive belt means there is no power
assistance to the steering (more effort is
required to steer) and engine cooling fails.
f Do not continue driving.
f Have the fault corrected.
f Please contact a qualified specialist workshop.
We recommend that you have an authorized
Porsche dealer to do this work as they have
trained workshop personnel and the necessary
parts and tools.
Danger of steering assistance failing during
a long journey in water if the drive belt slips.
f If steering assistance fails, more effort will be
required to steer.
Check Engine
(Emission Control)
Warning light
The emission control system detects malfunctions
that could cause increased pollutant emissions or
consequential damage etc. well in advance.
Faults are indicated by the warning light on the
instrument panel which then either lights up
continuously or flashes.
The faults are recorded in the control unit’s
fault memory.
The warning light on the instrument panel lights up
when the ignition is switched on as a lamp check
and goes out approx. 1 second after the engine
starts.
The warning light on the instrument panel flashes
to indicate operating states (e.g. engine misfiring)
which may cause damage to certain parts of the
emission control system.
f In this case, immediately reduce the engine
load by easing off the accelerator pedal.
In order to avoid consequential damage to the
engine or the exhaust-gas cleaning system
(e.g. catalytic converter):
f Please contact a qualified specialist workshop.
We recommend that you have an authorized
Porsche dealer to do this work as they have
trained workshop personnel and the necessary
parts and tools.
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Caution!
Risk of damage. If the warning light on the
instrument panel continues flashing even
when you have eased off the accelerator
pedal, the emission control system may
overheat.
f Stop as soon as possible in a safe place.
Make sure that combustible materials, such as
dry grass or leaves, cannot come into contact
with the hot exhaust system.
f Switch off the engine.
f Have the fault corrected.
Acoustic Signals
A speaker in the instrument panel generates
acoustic signals.
If the speaker is faulty, a warning will appear and
the speaker will no longer make an acoustic signal
(i. e. sound).
f Please see the chapter “OVERVIEW OF
WARNING MESSAGES” on page 152.
Operating the Multi-Function
Display in the Instrument Panel
On the multi-function display, you can view
information relating to the relevant vehicle
equipment, operate the audio source (radio, CD,
iPod, etc.), check the oil level, check the tire
pressure, use the stopwatch or operate the
navigation system.
You can also modify different vehicle settings in
the Vehicle menu.
It is not possible to describe all details of the
functions in this Owner’s Manual. The examples
clearly demonstrate the functional principle and
clarify the menu structure.
Warning!
There is a risk of accident if you set or
operate the multi-function display, radio,
navigation system, telephone or other
equipment while driving. Operating these
devices while driving could distract you from
traffic and cause you to lose control of the
vehicle.
f Operate the equipment while driving only if the
traffic situation allows you to do so safely.
f Carry out any complicated operating or setting
procedures only when the vehicle is stationary.
Multi-function display
Note on operation
The multi-function display is only active when the
ignition is on.
Certain menus are only available when the vehicle
has stopped e.g. the adjustment menu for tire
pressure monitoring.
Operating principle on vehicles with
multi-function steering wheel
The multi-function display is operated using the
rotary knob A, the Back button B and the MFS
button C, which can be assigned as required.
Selecting menu, function, setting option
f Turn rotary knob A upwards or downwards.
Confirming selection (Enter)
f Press rotary knob A.
Moving back one or several selection levels
f Press button B (Back button).
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Individual assignment of the MFS button
Porsche Communication Management (PCM)
functions or multi-function display functions can be
assigned to the MFS button in the multi-function
display on the instrument panel. Audio source
selection is preset by default.
For information on individual assignment of the
MFS button:
f Please see the chapter “CHANGING BUTTON
ASSIGNMENT ON MULTI-FUNCTION STEERING
WHEEL” on page 151.
For information on Porsche Communication
Management:
f Please refer to the separate PCM operating
instructions.
Operating principle on vehicles without
multi-function steering wheel
The multi-function display is operated with the
lower lever on the right of the steering column.
Selecting menu, function, setting option
f Push the lever downwards (position 3) or
upwards (position 4).
Confirming selection (Enter)
f Push the lever forward (position 1).
Moving back one or several selection levels
f Pull the lever towards the steering wheel
(position 2) once or several times.
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ABCD-
Upper status area
Title area with menu indicator
Information area
Lower status area
Areas on the multi-function display
Upper status area/Lower status area
The upper A and lower status area D permanently
display basic information, such as the current
radio station, time and temperature or the
remaining range.
The display contents of the upper and lower status
area can be individually adapted.
For information on adapting the multi-function
display:
f Please see the chapter “ADAPTING
APPEARANCE OF MULTI-FUNCTION DISPLAY”
on page 139.
Title area with menu indicator
The menu item currently selected is displayed in
the title area.
The menu indicator on the right shows the position
of the current menu item in the overall menu and
displays the number of other menu items on this
menu level.
The wider the menu indicator, the fewer menu
items the current menu contains.
Information area
The information area C displays the menu items
currently available for selection or after a menu
item is selected, information relating to this menu
item or other selection options.
Overview of menus in the multi-function
display
The following main menu areas are available
depending on the vehicle equipment.
– “Vehicle”
Retrieve vehicle information, check oil level,
adjust settings, adapt speed limits,
see page 119.
– “Audio”
Display/select radio station or track,
see page 123.
– “Navigation”
Retrieve navigation information, enter
navigation destination, start/finish navigation,
see page 123.
– “ACC”
Retrieve adaptive cruise control information,
see page 178.
Activating functions, opening submenus
and accessing setting options from the
main menu areas
Press the rotary knob A or push the right lower
lever on the steering wheel forwards (position 1)
to access menus, other functions and setting
options regardless of the main menu area.
1. Select main menu
and confirm.
2. Select function, submenu or setting option
and confirm.
– “Map”
Show/adapt the map display for navigation,
see page 124.
Browsing through long lists
– “Phone”
Make telephone calls, see page 125.
When searching for an entry in long telephone and
audio lists on vehicles with PCM, you can skip
directly to other entries with the same first letter.
– “Trip”
Retrieve/reset trip information, see page 126.
– “Tire pressure”
Retrieve tire pressure information, modify Tire
Pressure Monitoring settings, see page 127.
– “Sport Chrono”
Start/stop/reset stopwatch, see page 135.
f Briefly press the rotary knob A or hold the
operating lever in position 3 or 4.
A letter selection screen appears.
Select the desired first letters and confirm.
The marking skips to the first list entry beginning
with the letters selected.
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Info
Oil level
Settings
Limits
Messages
Service intervals
Level
Ø Consumption
Station/track
Display
Destination input
Start/Stop route guidance
Light/visibility
Manual zoom
Show destination/position
Auto zoom
3D map
North up
Answer/Reject/End
Phonebook
Previous calls
Received calls
Vehicle
Audio
Navigation
Map
Phone
Trip
Tire pressure
Sport Chrono
ACC
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since
consecutive
to destination
Fill info
Tire info
Charge
Comfort press.
Adjust
Start
Stop
Round
Int
Instrument Panel and Multi-Function Display
Locking
Air conditioning
Date/Time
Units
Language
Volume
Steering wheel op.
Fact. settings
Limit 1/Limit 2
Last destination
Stored destinations
POIs
Res.
Reset
Menu scope
Audio
Vehicle menu
Upper line
PCM display
Lower line
Shift request
Brightness
Exterior lights
Interior lights
Wiper
Revers. opt.
Door unlock
Door lock
Comfort Entry
Climate style
Vent. panel
Center cooler
Automatic air circ.
Time
Date
Summer time
Time Chrono
Speedometer
Temperature
Tire pressure
Boost pressure
Consumption
German/French …
ParkAssist
Warn. tones
Multif. key
Current speed
Setting the speed
Displaying vehicle information
Pending warning messages, information on
forthcoming service intervals, the current chassis
setting and the average fuel consumption can be
viewed in the “Info” submenu of the “Vehicle”
main menu area.
1. Select and confirm
> “Vehicle”
> “Info”
Vehicle information
Displaying messages
Different items of vehicle information can be
displayed on the multi-function display.
All current warning messages and vehicle
messages can be viewed on the multi-function
display.
The warning symbol in the lower status area
indicates the number of pending warning
messages.
If several warning messages are pending,
you can browse through the message list.
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
The vehicle information display can be adapted
individually.
For information on adapting the vehicle menu:
f Please see the chapter “MULTI-FUNCTION
DISPLAY CONFIGURATION EXAMPLE” on
page 140.
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Info”
2. “Messages”
and confirm.
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Displaying service intervals
Displaying the selected chassis setting
The internal mileage counter indicates when the
next vehicle service is due.
You can view information on the current chassis
setting.
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Info”
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Info”
2. “Service intervals”
and confirm.
2. “Level”
and confirm.
3. Select the desired service interval
and confirm.
Available service interval displays:
– “Service”
– “Intermediate service”
– “Oil change”
Displaying and resetting average fuel
consumption
You can display and reset the average fuel
consumption if required.
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Info”
> “Ø Consumption”
and confirm.
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Info”
> “Ø Consumption”
2. “Consumption”
and confirm.
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1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Info”
> “Ø Consumption”
2. “Reset”
and confirm.
Note on operation
Displaying average fuel consumption
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Resetting average fuel consumption
Resetting the average fuel consumption also
resets the “consecutive” vehicle data display in
the “Trip” menu.
For information on the driving data display:
f Please see the chapter “TRIP INFORMATION”
on page 126.
Oil level
Display and measurement of the engine oil
level
Caution!
Risk of engine damage.
f Regularly check the oil level each time before
refuelling.
f Do not allow the oil level to fall below the
minimum mark.
Prerequisites for the oil-level gauge:
Measured oil level
The oil level reading is shown on the segment
display in the oil level menu.
If the segments are filled in up to the top line,
the oil level has reached the maximum mark.
f Under no circumstances add engine oil.
– Ignition is switched on
or
Engine is running while the vehicle is stationary
or in motion.
– After opening the hood, the oil level can only
be measured after driving for at least 6 miles
(10 km).
Activate the “Oil level” function on the
multi-function display
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Oil level”
and confirm.
If the bottom segment is red, the oil level has
dropped below the minimum mark.
The message “Oil level below minimum” appears
on the multi-function display.
f Add engine oil immediately.
Top-up quantity
The difference between the minimum and
maximum marks on the segment display is
approx. 1 litre.
One segment of the display corresponds to
a top-up quantity of approx. 0.26 US quarts
(0.25 liters).
If the bottom segment is filled in, the oil level has
reached the minimum mark.
f Never add more engine oil than required to
reach the maximum mark.
The message “Check Minimum reached” appears
on the multi-function display.
f Add engine oil immediately.
f Please see the chapter “OVERVIEW OF
WARNING MESSAGES” on page 152.
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Measuring the oil level after topping up
engine oil or opening the hood
After opening the hood, the oil level can only
be measured after driving for at least 6 miles
(10 km).
The maximum permitted engine filling capacity
has been exceeded. Exceeding the maximum
capacity may result in blue smoke formation and
cause long-term damage to the catalytic
converters depending on the overfill quantity and
various external influences.
If too much engine oil was added, the message
“Oil level Maximum reached” appears on the
multi-function display.
f Have the oil quantity corrected at the next
opportunity.
Please contact a qualified specialist workshop.
We recommend that you have an authorized
Porsche dealer to do this work as they have
trained workshop personnel and the necessary
parts and tools.
The message “Display after short drive only”
appears on the multi-function display.
Failure
If the oil-level indicator fails, the message
“Failure Oil level measurement” appears on the
multi-function display.
Setting speed limits
If a speed limit is preset and activated on the multifunction display, a warning message appears if
the speed limit is exceeded.
A speed limit can be used to remind the driver to
keep to the maximum speed permitted for the tire
type fitted to the vehicle, for example.
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Limits”
and confirm.
Setting a speed limit
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Limits”
2. “Limit 1: ---” or
“Limit 2: ---“
and confirm.
3. Select “Current speed” or
“---”
and confirm.
You can either adopt the current speed of the
vehicle or specify your own speed limit.
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Activating and deactivating speed limits
Selecting radio station or track
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Limits”
In the “Audio” main menu, you can select a radio
station either from the station list or the list of
stored stations, depending on the settings, or
a track from the active audio source, e.g. disc.
2. “Limit 1: ---” or
“Limit 2: ---“
and confirm.
3. Select “Active”
4. Confirm selection.
Limit is active.
Limit is not active.
Adjusting vehicle settings
Various settings can be modified in the “Vehicle”
submenu.
For information on modifying vehicle settings:
f Please see the chapter “VEHICLE SETTINGS
ON THE MULTI-FUNCTION DISPLAY” on
page 138.
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
and confirm.
1. Select
> “Audio”
and confirm.
2. Select the desired radio station or track
and confirm.
Entering navigation destinations, starting
route guidance and retrieving navigation
information
In the “Navigation” main menu, you can enter
a navigation destination, start route guidance and
view the navigation information for an active route.
1. Select
> “Navigation”
and confirm.
For information on adjusting audio menu settings:
Entering navigation destination
f Please see the chapter “ADAPTING DISPLAY
CONTENTS OF AUDIO MAIN MENU” on
page 139.
You can enter a navigation destination in the
multi-function display.
Only navigation destinations from the list of
previous destinations or from the list of preset
POIs or stored destinations can be selected.
1. Select
> “Navigation”
> “Destination input”
2. “Last destination” or
“Stored destinations” or
“POIs”
and confirm.
3. Select desired navigation destination
and confirm.
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Starting route guidance
If route guidance is inactive and you have entered
a new navigation destination you can then start
route guidance.
1. Select
> “Navigation”
2. “Start route guidance”
and confirm.
Displaying and modifying the
navigation map
In the “Map” main menu, you can view and modify
the map display on the navigation system.
1. Select
> “Map”
Enlarging and reducing map display
The zoom factor of the map display can be
adapted individually.
1. Select
> “Map”
> “Manual zoom”
and confirm.
Modifying map display
2. Select the desired zoom setting
and confirm.
You can stop route guidance while in progress.
1. Select
> “Map”
and confirm.
Displaying current location or destination
1. Select
> “Navigation”
2. Select display option
and confirm.
2. “Stop route guidance”
and confirm.
3. Confirm selection.
Stopping route guidance
Function is active.
Function is not active.
Available display options:
– “Auto zoom”
The scale of the map is set automatically from
the current position of the vehicle to the next
navigation maneuver point.
– “3D map”
Three-dimensional map display.
– “North up”
The map always faces north.
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You can view the navigation destination or
current vehicle position on an enlarged section
of the map.
1. Select
> “Map”
2. “Show destination” or
“Show position”
and confirm.
Phone
Answering calls
In the “Phone” main menu, you can retrieve
telephone numbers stored in the phonebook or in
lists of most recently dialled or received calls.
1. Select
> “Phone”
2. Select “Answer”
and confirm.
Making multiple calls simultaneously
During an active telephone conversation, you
have the option of starting another telephone
conversation.
You can have a separate conversation with the
person you have called or alternatively start
a conference call together with the other caller.
1. Select
> “Phone”
and confirm.
Rejecting calls
Dialling telephone number
1. Select
> “Phone”
During a current call:
2. “Reject”
and confirm.
1. Select
> “Phone”
1. Select
> “Phone”
2. “Phonebook” or
“Previous calls” or
“Received calls”
and confirm.
3. Select the desired telephone number
and confirm.
Ending a call
Making additional calls
2. “New call”
and confirm.
1. Select
> “Phone”
Switching between callers
2. “End call”
and confirm.
1. Select
> “Phone”
2. “Swap”
and confirm.
Adding a caller to a conference call
1. Select
> “Phone”
2. “Conference”
and confirm.
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Displaying driving data
Resetting driving data
There are three driving data displays available.
The selected driving data display can be reset.
1. Select
> “Trip”
1. Select
> “Trip”
2. “1 – since” or
“2 – consecutive” or
“3 – to destination”
and confirm.
2. Select the relevant driving data display
and confirm.
Available driving data:
– “since”
Driving data since the last vehicle start.
The driving data is reset automatically once
the vehicle has remained stationary for
2 hours (with the ignition key removed).
Trip information
In the “Trip” main menu, you can retrieve and
reset driving data.
1. Select
> “Trip”
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– “consecutive”
Cumulative driving data.
The driving data is added continuously until
a reset is performed. The data is retained even
if the ignition key is removed.
– “to destination”
Driving data up to navigation destination.
If route guidance is active, the driving data is
calculated and displayed up to the navigation
destination.
3. Select “Reset”
and confirm
Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPM)
Each tire should be checked monthly when cold
and inflated to the inflation pressure
recommended by Porsche on the tire inflation
pressure label.
For information on the tire inflation pressure label:
f Please see the chapter “TIRES AND WHEELS”
on page 280.
As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been
equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system
(TPM) that illuminates a low tire pressure telltale
(warning light) when one or more of your tires is
significantly under-inflated.
Accordingly, when the low tire pressure telltale
illuminates, you should stop and check your tires
as soon as possible, and inflate them to the
proper pressure. Driving on a significantly underinflated tire causes the tire to overheat and can
lead to tire failure. Under-inflation also reduces
fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect
the vehicle’s handling and stopping ability.
However, the tire pressure must still be set
manually on the wheel.
f Please see the chapter “TIRE PRESSURE FOR
COLD TIRES (68 °F/20 °C)” on page 326.
Danger!
Risk of serious personal injury or death.
Driving the vehicle with low tire pressure
increases the risk of a tire failure and
resulting loss of control. Furthermore, low
tire pressure increases rate of wear of the
affected tires.
Please note that the Tire Pressure Monitoring
is not a substitute for proper tire
maintenance, and it is the driver's
responsibility to maintain correct tire
pressure, even if under-inflation has not
reached the level to trigger illumination of
Tire Pressure Monitoring low tire pressure
telltale. Low tire pressure reduces the road
safety of the vehicle and destroys the tire and
wheel.
Tire Pressure Monitoring gives a warning
about tire damage caused by a natural loss
in pressure as well as about a gradual loss of
pressure caused by foreign objects.
Tire Pressure Monitoring cannot warn you
about tire damage that occurs suddenly (e.g.
flat tire due to abrupt external effects).
f When a red tire pressure warning appears,
stop immediately in a suitable place and check
the tires for damage. If necessary, remedy the
damage with a tire sealant.
f Do not by any means continue to drive with
defective tires.
f Sealing the tire with tire sealant is only an
emergency repair so you can drive to the
nearest specialist workshop.
The permitted top speed is 50 mph
(80 km/h).
f Do not drive with tires in which the tire
pressure drops again very quickly. In case of
doubt, have tires checked by a specialist
workshop.
f Defective tires must be replaced immediately
at an authorized Porsche dealer.
Tires must never be repaired under any
circumstances.
f If Tire Pressure Monitoring is defective
(e.g. defective wheel transmitter), contact an
authorized Porsche dealer immediately and
have the damage repaired.
The tire pressure will not be monitored at all
or will be monitored only partially when Tire
Pressure Monitoring is defective.
For information on warning messages on the multifunction display:
f Please see the chapter “OVERVIEW OF
WARNING MESSAGES” on page 152.
f Incomplete entries or selection of the wrong
tires on the multi-function display affect the
accuracy of warnings and messages.
The settings in the tire pressure menu must be
updated following a wheel change or changes
in vehicle loading.
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f Use only the pressure differences shown in the
“Fill info” display in the tire pressure menu or
from the corresponding tire pressure warning
when correcting the tire pressure.
f Tires can lose air over time without a tire
defect being present. A tire pressure warning
will then appear on the multi-function display.
Check the tire pressure at the next opportunity.
Warning light
– When a loss in pressure has been detected.
Warning!
Your vehicle has also been equipped with a TPM
malfunction indicator to indicate when the system
is not operating properly.
The TPM malfunction indicator is combined with
the low tire pressure telltale.
When the system detects a malfunction, the
telltale will flash for approximately one minute and
then remain continuously illuminated. This
sequence will continue upon subsequent vehicle
start-ups as long as the malfunction exists.
When the malfunction indicator is illuminated, the
system may not be able to detect or signal low tire
pressure as intended.
TPM malfunctions may occur for a variety of
reasons, including the installation of replacement
or alternate tires or wheels on the vehicle that
prevent the TPM from functioning properly.
f Always check the TPM malfunction telltale after
replacing one or more tires or wheels on your
vehicle to ensure that the replacement or
alternate tires and wheels allow the TPM to
continue to function properly.
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The warning light in the instrument panel lights up:
– In the event of a defect in Tire Pressure
Monitoring or a temporary fault.
– When learning new fitted wheels/wheel
transmitters, as long as the vehicle’s own
wheels have not yet been recognized.
The tire pressure warning light on the instrument
panel goes out only when the cause of the fault
has been rectified.
Functional description of Tire Pressure
Monitoring
Tire Pressure Monitoring offers the following
functions:
– Display of the actual tire pressure while the
vehicle is in motion.
– “Fill info” display:
Display of the deviation from the required
pressure (refilling pressure) at standstill.
– “Tire info” display:
Display of current settings (when the vehicle is
stationary).
– Tire pressure warnings in two stages
(yellow and red warning).
Selecting the Tire pressure function on the
multi-function display
1. Select
> “Tire pressure”
and confirm.
The “Tire pressure” function displays the
temperature-dependent tire pressures
(actual pressures) in the four wheels.
You can watch the tire pressure rise as the
temperature increases while driving.
This display is only for information.
f Under no circumstances should the tire
pressures be changed based on this display.
Viewing “Fill info” in the Tire pressure menu
(only when vehicle is stationary)
1. Select
> “Tire pressure”
2. “Fill info”
and confirm.
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You can read the tire pressures to be
corrected on this display.
Selecting “Charge” in the Tire pressure menu
1. Select
> “Tire pressure”
The tire pressure to be corrected (refill pressure)
is indicated on the displayed wheel.
Example: If “–1.5 psi (–0.1 bar)" is displayed for
the rear right tire, 1.5 psi (0.1 bar) must be added
to this tire.
2. “Charge”
and confirm.
3. Select load type
and confirm.
The displayed pressures take into account the tire
temperature.
Available setting options:
f Only use the pressure specifications from the
“Fill info” display in the tire pressure menu or
from the respective tire pressure warning to
correct the tire pressure.
– “Part load”
– “Full load”
f Adapt the pressure of the tires to the selected
load type.
See “Fill info” in the Tire pressure menu.
Note
Each time the ignition is switched on, it make take
approx. 1 minute until all tire pressures are
displayed. Dashes (-.-) appear instead of the tire
pressures.
Viewing “Tire info” in the Tire pressure menu
1. Select
> “Tire pressure”
2. “Tire info”
and confirm.
The current settings are displayed.
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If this menu is not displayed, the specified tire
pressures are valid for all types of vehicle load.
For speeds up to 100 mph (160 km/h), the tire
pressures can be reduced to increase driving
comfort.
The Tire Pressure Monitoring system must be set
to the applicable tire pressure (comfort pressure
or standard pressure).
If you selected “Comfort press.”, the TPM
system automatically uses lower pressure values
when monitoring tire pressures.
The comfort tire pressures are included in the
technical data or under “Fill info” in the Tire
pressure menu, you can compare the pressure
differences (e.g. 4.4 psi (+0.3 bar)) with the
“Comfort pressures”.
Selecting “Comfort pressure” in the
Tire pressure menu
1. Select
> “Tire pressure”
2. “Comfort press.”
and confirm.
3. Select required pressure
and confirm.
Available setting options:
– “Comfort”
– “Standard”
For tires that have not yet been learned, the new
required tire pressures are displayed instead of
the actual tire pressures.
For information on learning the tires:
f Please see the chapter “SYSTEM LEARNING”
on page 134.
Caution!
Tires are inflated to comfort pressure at the
factory, which is not suitable for driving at
very high speeds.
Comfort pressure speed warning
If the maximum speed of the preset comfort
pressure is exceeded, a warning message
appears on the multi-function display.
Warning!
Risk of accident when exceeding the
maximum speed.
Driving at excessive speeds when the comfort
pressure is active will destroy the tires.
f Never exceed the speed specified on the
warning message.
f Always set the standard tire pressure when
driving at higher speeds.
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Selecting settings in the Tire pressure menu
(type and size of fitted tire)
Warning!
Risk of accident due to excessive speed. This
could lead to serious personal injury or
death.
f Always observe the permissible maximum
speed of the respective tire.
f Exceeding maximum tire speed could result in
a tire burst, causing loss of control of the
vehicle. This could lead to serious personal
injury or death.
Moreover, Porsche recommends obeying all
traffic laws at all times to maintain the safety
of yourself and all vehicle occupants.
Warning!
Incomplete entries or selection of the wrong
tires on the multi-function display affect
correct indication of warnings and
messages.
f The settings must be updated in the “Tire
pressure” menu after changing a wheel, filling
with tire sealant or adding air (after previous
warning “Tire pressure!”).
f Please see the chapter “RED WARNING – TIRE
PRESSURE!” on page 133.
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The new tire type and tire size must be selected
even if the settings for the new set of wheels are
the same as for the old wheels.
1. Select
> “Tire pressure”
2. “Adjust”
and confirm.
3. Select “Summer tires” or
“Winter tires” or
“All-season”
and confirm.
4. Select the tire size
and confirm.
Available setting options:
– “18 inch”
– “19 inch”
– “20 inch”
Tire selection has only been successfully
completed when the following message appears
on the multi-function display (example).
“Summer tires 19-inch was set. No monitoring,
system is learning”.
f Please see the chapter “SYSTEM LEARNING”
on page 134.
Notes
The message “Action cancelled” appears if the
setting process is interrupted. All entries made up
to this point are lost, and the original settings
remain in effect.
Before fitting tires with dimensions that are not
already stored in the multi-function display, the
missing information should be added to the
multi-function display.
f Please contact a qualified specialist workshop.
We recommend that you have an authorized
Porsche dealer to do this work as they have
trained workshop personnel and the necessary
parts and tools.
f Use only tires approved by Porsche.
The available items in the tire pressure menu
depend on the model type. For this reason it is
possible that some of the selection options shown
here are not available on your multi-function
display.
This tire pressure warning appears:
– for approx. 10 seconds when the vehicle is
stationary and the ignition is switched off or
– when the ignition is switched on again.
The warning can be acknowledged when the
ignition is switched on.
The tire pressure warning light on the instrument
panel goes out when the tire pressure has been
corrected.
Yello warning – Inflate!
Red warning – Tire pressure!
Tire pressure warnings
Red warning – Tire pressure!
The tire pressure warning light on the instrument
panel and a corresponding message on the multifunction display warn about loss of pressure in two
stages (yellow and red), depending on the amount
of pressure loss.
At speeds below 100 mph (160 km/h):
Yellow warning – Inflate
The pressure in the tire is too low by more than
4 to 7 psi (0.3 to 0.5 bar).
The tire pressure warning specifies the affected
tire and the target tire pressure.
Correct the tire pressure at the next opportunity.
The pressure in the tire has dropped by more
than 7 psi (0.5 bar). This significant pressure
loss is a danger to road safety.
At speeds above 100 mph (160 km/h):
The pressure in the tire has dropped by more
than 6 psi (0.4 bar). This significant pressure
loss is a danger to road safety.
f When the tire pressure warning appears,
stop immediately at a suitable location.
Check the indicated tire for signs of damage.
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If necessary, fill in tire sealant and set the
correct tire pressure.
This tire pressure warning also appears when
driving and can be acknowledged.
The tire pressure warning light on the instrument
panel goes out only when the tire pressure has
been corrected.
System learning
Tire Pressure Monitoring begins to “learn” the
wheels after a wheel change, wheel transmitter
replacement or update of the tire settings. During
this process, Tire Pressure Monitoring recognizes
the wheels and their locations.
The following message appears on the multifunction display (example):
“No monitoring, system is learning”.
The wheel learning process takes place
exclusively when the vehicle is being driven
(vehicle speed above 16 mph (25 km/h)).
Tire Pressure Monitoring requires a certain
amount of time to learn the wheels. During this
time, the current tire pressures are not available
on the multi-function display:
– The tire pressure warning light remains lit until
all wheels have been learned.
– Lines (-.-) appear on the display of the
“Tire pressure” function.
– The required pressures for cold tires (68 °F
(20 °C)) are indicated under “Fill info” in the tire
pressure menu.
Position and pressure information is displayed as
soon as Tire Pressure Monitoring has assigned
the wheels recognized as belonging to the vehicle
to the correct wheel positions.
f Check the tire pressure for all wheels under
“Fill info”.
f Correct the tire pressure to the required
pressure if necessary.
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In accordance with physical principles, the tire
pressure changes as the temperature
changes.The tire pressure increases or decreases
by 0.1 bar (1.5 psi) for
every 18 °F (10 °C) change in temperature.
Partial monitoring
Monitoring of the other wheels is continued if there
is a fault in one or two wheel transmitters.
Changing a wheel and replacing tires
– The tire pressure warning light lights up.
f New wheels must be fitted with radio
transmitters for Tire Pressure Monitoring.
Before tires are changed, the battery charge
condition of the wheel transmitters should be
checked.
Please contact a qualified specialist workshop.
We recommend that you have an authorized
Porsche dealer to do this work as they have
trained workshop personnel and the necessary
parts and tools.
– The message “Restricted monitoring” appears
on the multi-function display.
f Switch off the ignition when changing a wheel.
The tire settings on the multi-function display must
be updated after changing a wheel.
If the tire settings are not updated, the message
“Tire change? Update settings!” is displayed on the
multi-function display.
f Update the multi-function display settings the
next time the vehicle is stationary.
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Pressure increase as the result of
temperature increase
– No tire pressures are displayed on the
multi-function display for wheels with faulty
wheel transmitters.
No monitoring
Stopwatch on the dashboard
The stopwatch has an analogue and a digital
display.
The large pointer of the analogue display
measures the seconds. The two small pointers
measure hours and minutes. The display restarts
at zero after 12 hours.
Seconds and increments of 1/10 and 1/100
of a second can be read on the digital display.
The digital display and the display on the on-board
computer can indicate up to 99 hours and
59 minutes.
In the event of faults, Tire Pressure Monitoring
cannot monitor the tire pressure.
The warning light on the instrument panel lights up
and a corresponding message appears on the
multi-function display.
Monitoring is not active:
– if Tire Pressure Monitoring is faulty,
– if wheel transmitters for Tire Pressure
Monitoring are missing,
– during the learning phase after the tire settings
have been updated,
Stopwatch timing displays
The stopwatch time is displayed at different
positions on the dashboard:
– after a wheel change without updating the
tire settings,
– if more than four wheel transmitters are
recognized,
– if there is external interference by other
radio sources, e.g. wireless headphones,
– if tire temperatures are too high.
f Please see the chapter “OVERVIEW OF
WARNING MESSAGES” on page 152.
Sport Chrono/Stopwatch
You can use the stopwatch to measure any times,
e.g. on race circuits or on work-related journeys.
Measured lap times can be stored and evaluated
if the vehicle is equipped with Porsche
Communication Management (PCM).
f Please observe the chapter “SPORT DISPLAY”
in the separate PCM operating instructions.
– In the stopwatch on the dashboard.
– In the “Chrono” menu in the multi-function
display on the instrument panel.
– In the “CAR” main menu on the PCM.
Displaying the time on the stopwatch
You can configure the stopwatch on the
dashboard to display the time in the multi-function
display on the instrument panel.
For information on displaying the time on the
stopwatch:
f Please see the chapter “DISPLAYING TIME IN
STOPWATCH ON DASHBOARD” on page 148.
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Sport Chrono on multi-function display
All stopwatch displays are started and stopped in
the “Chrono” menu on the multi-function display.
For instructions on using the multi-function
display:
f Please see the chapter “OPERATING THE
MULTI-FUNCTION DISPLAY IN THE
INSTRUMENT PANEL” on page 115.
1. Select
> “Chrono”
and confirm.
Notes on operation
If you exit the “Chrono” menu while the stopwatch
is running, measurement will continue.
The stopwatch stops after the ignition is switched
off. If the ignition is switched on again within
approximately 4 minutes, the stopwatch will
continue to run.
The only way to reset the stopwatch to zero is
by selecting “Reset” in the “Chrono” menu.
For information on resetting the stopwatch:
f Please see the chapter “RESETTING THE
STOPWATCH TIME” on page 137.
ABCD-
Current stopwatch time
Reference time (fastest lap)
Number of completed laps
Circle display: Compares the current lap time
with the reference time
Starting timing
1. Select
> “Chrono”
2. “Start”
and confirm.
The stopwatch time A is displayed simultaneously
on all stopwatch displays in the vehicle.
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R - Lap time (stored)
Z - Intermediate time (not stored)
Stopping lap/Starting new lap
The current stopwatch time can be stored as a lap
time while the stopwatch is still running.
1. Select
> “Chrono”
2. “Round”
and confirm.
The lap counter value C increases by one.
The time of the fastest completed lap is stored
temporarily as a reference value B.
The stopwatch time A and the circle display D turn
a different color to indicate whether the current
lap time is quicker than, slower than or identical to
the current fastest lap.
– Green: Current lap time is faster.
– Yellow: Current lap time is identical.
Stopping timing
You can stop the stopwatch at any time.
1. Select
> “Chrono”
2. “Stop”
and confirm.
The stopwatch time A stops.
– Red: Current lap time is slower.
Continuing timing
Note
You can resume timing again after stopping
the stopwatch.
If a reference time has not been stored yet,
the reference time position B remains blank.
The segment display is not colored.
A maximum of 63 laps can be stored during each
session.
Storing intermediate time
You can store an intermediate time while the
stopwatch is still running.
1. Select
> “Chrono”
> “Stop”
2. “Res.”
and confirm.
The stopwatch time A continues.
Resetting the stopwatch time
The stopwatch time can be reset to zero.
1. Select
> “Chrono”
> “Stop”
1. Select
> “Chrono”
2. “Reset”
and confirm.
2. Select “Int”
and confirm.
All stopwatch time displays are reset to zero.
The intermediate time is displayed temporarily
on the multi-function display.
Timing continues in the background.
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Selecting settings menu
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
and confirm.
Setting options
Vehicle Settings on the MultiFunction Display
Different settings can be adjusted in the
multi-function display on the instrument panel
depending on the vehicle equipment.
On vehicles with comfort memory, the settings are
stored on the car key or the person buttons in the
driver’s door.
For information on the comfort memory:
f Please see the chapter “COMFORT MEMORY”
on page 40.
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– “Volume”
Adjust the volume of the warning and
information tones, see page 150.
– “Steering wheel operation”
Change the MFS button assignment on the
multi-function steering wheel, see page 151.
– “Reset”
Reset to factory settings, see page 139.
The following vehicle functions can be adapted
individually:
Selecting setting options or activating
vehicle functions
– “Display”
Adapt the appearance of the multi-function
display, see page 139.
A symbol positioned in front of a setting option
indicates whether the option is selected or
a vehicle function is activated.
– “Light/Visibility”
Adjust the vehicle lighting, wipers and
reversing options, see page 142.
Selecting one of several options
– “Locking”
Adjust the locking settings, see page 145.
– “Air conditioning”
Adapt the air conditioning, see page 146.
– “Date/time”
Set the date and time, see page 147.
– “Units”
Set the units of measurement on the
instruments and display, see page 149.
– “Language”
Set the language of the multi-function display
and the instrument panel, see page 150.
Option is selected.
Option is not selected.
Activating and deactivating functions
Function is activated.
Function is deactivated.
Resetting to factory settings
All settings made in the multi-function display
can be reset to the factory settings:
Note
All personal settings that have already been stored
will be lost as a result of resetting to factory
settings.
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
2. “Fact. settings”
and confirm.
3. Select “Yes”
and confirm.
Adapting appearance of multi-function
display
Adapting display contents of audio main
menu
The contents and appearance of the multi-function
display can be adapted individually.
In the audio main menu, you can display either
a list of all radio stations currently within range or
a list of all stored radio stations.
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
> “Display”
and confirm.
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
> “Display”
Selecting main menu display contents
Individual elements in the main menu can be
hidden and shown as required.
The main menu items “Audio”, “Navigation”,
“Map”, “Phone”, “Trip”, “Tire pressure” and
“Sport Chrono” can be hidden or shown.
The “Settings” menu item cannot be hidden.
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
> “Display”
2. “Menu scope”
and confirm.
2. “Audio”
and confirm.
3. Select the desired display contents
and confirm.
Available display contents:
– “Station list”
List of stations currently within range.
– “Preset list”
List of stored stations.
For information on the station and preset lists:
f Please observe the separate operating manual
for the Porsche communication Management
(PCM).
3. Select the desired main menu items.
4. Confirm selection.
Menu item is displayed.
Menu item is hidden.
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1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
> “Display”
2. “Vehicle menu”
and confirm.
3. Select “1:” or
“2:” or
“3:” or
“4:”
and confirm.
4. Select the desired display contents
and confirm.
Multi-function display configuration example
Adapting display contents in vehicle
information area
You can select four of the many items of vehicle
information for display in the “Vehicle” menu and
assignment to the display areas 1, 2, 3 and 4.
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You can assign various items of information to the
upper status area A in the multi-function display.
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
> “Display”
2. “Upper line”
and confirm.
3. Select the desired display contents
and confirm.
Available display contents:
Available display contents:
– “Station name”
“Coolant temp.” (coolant temperature),
“Compass”, “Oil temperature”, “Oil pressure”,
“Boost pressure”, “Rem. fuel rng.”, “Station/
Track” (current radio station/music title), “Veh.
voltage”, “Int: Trip time” (driving time to
intermediate destination), “Int: Arrival” (arrival
time at intermediate destination), “Dst: Trip time”
(driving time to destination), “Destination
arrival” (arrival time at destination), “Date”,
“Phone info” (network strength/network name),
“Blank line“ (area remains blank).
– “Rem. fuel rng.”
One item of information cannot be assigned to
several areas or one area and the “Upper line”.
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– “Compass”
– “Boost pressure”
– “Blank line”
No information appears in the upper status
area A.
Displaying PCM information on the
multi-function display
You can configure the multi-function display
to temporarily display different items of
information relating to Porsche Communication
Management (PCM).
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
> “Display”
2. “PCM display”
and confirm.
3. Select desired PCM
information.
4. Confirm selection.
Information is displayed.
Information is not displayed.
Available PCM information:
– “Map info”
Navigation map appears automatically when
navigation information is available.
– “Phone info”
Information on incoming and outgoing calls
is displayed.
– “Voice control”
Help text appears when the voice control
button is pressed.
– “Arrow info”
Navigation arrow appears automatically when
navigation information is available.
– “Speed limit”
Speed limits marked on the map in the
navigation system are displayed.
Adapting lower status area
You can assign the current time and outside
temperature to the lower status area B in the
multi-function display.
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
> “Display”
2. “Lower line”
and confirm.
3. Select the desired display contents
and confirm.
Available display contents:
– “Time”
– “Temperature”
– “Date & temp.”
Hiding and showing upshift prompt indicator
You have the option of displaying an upshift
prompt indicator in the digital speedometer inside
the tachometer to indicate the ideal gear-changing
points when changing gear manually with the
Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmission or
on vehicles with a manual transmission, and
encourage a more fuel-efficient driving style.
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
> “Display”
2. “Shift request”
3. Confirm selection.
Upshift prompt is displayed.
Upshift prompt is hidden.
Adjusting display brightness
The brightness of the multi-function display can be
adjusted to suit individual requirements.
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
> “Display”
2. “Brightness”
and confirm.
3. Adjust to the desired display brightness
and confirm.
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Light and visibility settings
The exterior lights, interior lighting and visual
aids for reversing the vehicle can be adapted
individually.
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
> “Light/Visibility”
and confirm.
Adjusting exterior lights
You can adapt the exterior light functions on the
vehicle e.g. daytime driving light mode and off
delays of the Welcome Home and Entry functions
in the “Exterior lights” menu.
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
> “Light/Visibility”
> “Exterior lights”
and confirm.
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Activating and deactivating automatic
daytime driving lights
Adjusting off delay for Welcome Home and
Entry functions
The daytime driving lights can be switched on
and off (not available in Canada).
The off delay of the Welcome Home and Entry
functions can be adapted individually.
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
> “Light/Visibility”
> “Exterior lights”
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
> “Light/Visibility”
> “Exterior lights”
2. “Daytime light”
2. “Fade-out”
and confirm.
3. Confirm selection.
Daytime driving lights are activated.
Daytime driving lights are
deactivated.
3. Set desired off delay
and confirm.
Adjusting interior lights
Interior light functions on the vehicle can be
adapted individually in the “Interior lights” menu.
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
> “Light/Visibility”
> “Interior lights”
and confirm.
Adjusting brightness of orientation lighting
Setting wiper operation
Available setting options:
The brightness of the orientation lighting can be
adapted individually.
You have the option of adjusting the activation
mode of the rain sensor and the rear wiper.
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
> “Light/Visibility”
> “Interior lights”
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
> “Light/Visibility”
> “Wiper”
and confirm.
– “Automatic”
The rain sensor is activated automatically if the
wiper stalk is in position 1 when the ignition is
switched on.
2. “Amb. light”
and confirm.
3. Adjust to the desired brightness
and confirm.
Setting interior lighting off delay
The off delay for the lighting in the passenger
compartment after closing the vehicle doors can
be adapted individually.
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
> “Light/Visibility”
> “Interior lights”
2. “Fade-out”
and confirm.
3. Set desired off delay
and confirm.
– “Manual”
The rain sensor remains deactivated if the
wiper stalk is in position 1 when the ignition is
switched on.
Setting rain sensor activation
Setting activation of the rear wiper when
reverse gear is engaged
Activation of the rain sensor for the windshield
wipers on the windshield in wiper stalk position 1
can be adjusted.
You can configure the rear wiper to automatically
perform a series of wipes when it is raining when
reverse gear is engaged.
For information on the front wipers:
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
> “Light/Visibility”
> “Wiper”
f Please see the chapter “FRONT WIPER AND
HEADLIGHT WASHER SYSTEM” on page 102.
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
> “Light/Visibility”
> “Wiper”
2. “Rain sensor”
and confirm.
2. “Rear wiper”
and confirm.
3. Select desired setting
and confirm.
3. Select desired setting
and confirm.
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Available setting options:
– “Automatic”
The rear wiper performs a series of wipes
when reverse gear is engaged.
– “Manual”
The rear wiper is not activated when reverse
gear is engaged.
Adjusting reversing options
You can configure the exterior mirrors and the rear
roll-up blind to lower automatically when reverse
gear is engaged.
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
> “Light/Visibility”
> “Revers. opt.”
and confirm.
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Lowering exterior mirror on passenger's side
when parking
You can configure the exterior mirror on the
passenger’s side to tilt downwards automatically
when reverse gear is engaged to provide a better
view of the curb.
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
> “Light/Visibility”
> “Revers. opt.”
and confirm.
Lowering rear roll-up blind when parking
You can configure the rear roll-up blind to lower
automatically when reverse gear is engaged.
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
> “Light/Visibility”
> “Revers. opt.”
and confirm.
2. Select “Blind opening”.
3. Confirm selection.
2. Select “Lowering mirr.”.
Rear roll-up blind is lowered.
3. Confirm selection.
Rear roll-up blind is not lowered.
Exterior mirror is lowered.
Exterior mirror is not lowered.
Locking settings
The locking and unlocking settings on the
vehicle can be adjusted.
The Easy Entry function can be switched on
and off.
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
> “Locking”
and confirm.
Setting door unlocking
You can configure specific doors to unlock when
the vehicle is unlocked.
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
> “Locking”
2. “Door unlock”
and confirm.
3. Select desired setting
and confirm.
Setting door locking
Switching Comfort Entry on and off
You can configure the doors to remain unlocked
or lock automatically after a delay on entering
the vehicle.
You can configure the driver’s seat and steering
wheel to move back automatically and allow the
driver to get in and out of the vehicle more easily.
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
> “Locking”
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
> “Locking”
2. “Door lock”
and confirm.
2. Select “Comfort Entry”.
3. Select desired setting
and confirm.
Available setting options:
3. Confirm selection.
Comfort Entry is activated.
Comfort Entry is deactivated.
– “Off”
The doors are not locked automatically after
entering the vehicle.
– “After ign. on”
The doors are locked automatically when the
ignition is switched on.
– “After drive-off”
The doors are locked automatically after
driving off.
Available setting options:
– “All doors”
All doors and the tailgate are unlocked when
the vehicle is unlocked.
– “Driver’s door”
The driver’s door and the tailgate are unlocked
when the vehicle is unlocked.
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Setting air conditioning
The automatic air conditioning can be changed
individually.
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
> “Air conditioning”
and confirm.
Adjusting air flow
The strength of the air flow and the air quantity can
be adjusted.
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
> “Air conditioning”
2. “Climate style”
and confirm.
3. Select desired setting
and confirm.
Available setting options:
– “Soft”
– “Normal”
– “Strong”
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Switching extended ventilation panel on
and off
Switching automatic air-recirculation mode
on/off
The extended ventilation panel on top of the
dashboard can be switched on or off.
You can configure the fresh air supply to adjust
automatically to the air quality.
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
> “Air conditioning”
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
> “Air conditioning”
2. “Vent. panel”.
2. “Automatic air circ.”
3. Confirm selection.
3. Confirm selection.
Ventilation panel is activated.
Ventilation panel is deactivated.
Setting central vents to blow colder air
The temperature of the air blown from the central
vents can be decreased. The preset interior
temperature remains the same.
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
> “Air conditioning”
2. “Center cooler”.
3. Confirm selection.
Function is activated.
Function is deactivated.
Automatic air-recirculation mode is
activated.
Automatic air-recirculation mode is
deactivated.
Setting date and time
The date and time displays on the vehicle can be
adjusted individually.
Note
On vehicles with Porsche Communication
Management (PCM), the date and time are set
automatically by satellite navigation signals (GPS).
Some setting options may be temporarily
unavailable, depending on satellite signal
reception.
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
> “Date/Time”
and confirm.
Setting the time
The time, time format and time zone can be set in
the “Time” menu.
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
> “Date/Time”
> “Time”
and confirm.
Setting the time format
Setting current time
The time can be displayed in 12-hour or 24-hour
format.
The hours and minutes can be set individually.
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
> “Date/Time”
> “Time”
2. “Format”
and confirm.
3. Select desired setting
and confirm.
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
> “Date/Time”
> “Time”
and confirm.
2. Select “Hour/Minute”.
3. Set desired time
and confirm.
Available setting options:
Setting time zone
– “12h”
The time zone and vehicle time can be adjusted
individually.
– “24h”
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
> “Date/Time”
> “Time”
2. Select “Zone”
and confirm.
3. Set desired time zone
and confirm.
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Setting the date
Setting the current date
Displaying time in stopwatch on dashboard
The date and date format can be changed in the
“Date” menu.
The day, month and year can be set individually.
You can configure the stopwatch on the
dashboard to display the time.
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
> “Date/Time”
> “Date”
and confirm.
Setting the date format
The date format can be adjusted.
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
> “Date/Time”
> “Date”
2. “Format”
and confirm.
3. Select desired setting
and confirm.
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
> “Date/Time”
> “Date”
and confirm.
2. Select “Date”.
3. Set the desired date
and confirm the setting.
Setting summer time
The vehicle clock can be configured to change to
summer time.
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
> “Date/Time”
2. Select “Summer time”.
3. Confirm selection.
Available setting options:
Summer time is activated.
– “DD.MM.YYYY”
Summer time is deactivated.
– “MM/DD/YYYY”
– “YYYY/MM/DD”
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1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
> “Date/Time”
2. Select “Time - Chrono”.
3. Confirm selection.
Time is displayed.
Time is not displayed.
Setting units
You can select the units of measurement for
vehicle displays such as the speed on the digital
speedometer in the instrument panel, the
temperature gauge in the air-conditioning displays
and the tire pressure display on the multi-function
display.
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
> “Units”
and confirm.
Setting speedometer units
The units of the speed and distance information on
the speedometer can be adjusted.
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
> “Units”
2. Select “Speedometer”.
3. Select desired setting
and confirm.
Available setting options:
Setting unit for temperature gauges
Setting unit for boost-pressure gauge
The measurement unit for temperature gauges
can be changed.
The measurement unit for the boost-pressure
gauge can be changed.
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
> “Units”
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
> “Units”
2. “Temperature”.
2. “Boost pressure”.
3. Select desired setting
and confirm.
3. Select desired setting
and confirm.
Available setting options:
Available setting options:
– “°C”
– “bar”
– “°F”
– “psi”
Setting unit for Tire Pressure Monitoring
display
The measurement unit for the Tire Pressure
Monitoring display can be changed.
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
> “Units”
2. “Tire pressure”.
– “km/km/h”
3. Select desired setting
and confirm.
– “Miles/mph”
Available setting options:
– “bar”
– “psi”
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Setting unit for fuel consumption display
The unit can be set for the fuel consumption
display.
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
> “Units”
2. “Consumption”.
3. Select desired setting
and confirm.
Available setting options:
– “l/100 km”
– “MPG (US)”
– “MPG (UK)”
– “km/l”
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Changing the language
The language of the display text on the multifunction display can be changed.
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
> “Language”
2. Select desired language
and confirm.
Adjusting volume of warning and
information tones
The volume of the warning tones and ParkAssist
information tones can be adjusted.
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
> “Volume”
and confirm.
Adjusting ParkAssist volume
The volume of the ParkAssist information tones
can be adjusted.
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
> “Volume”
2. “ParkAssist”.
3. Select desired setting
and confirm.
Available setting options:
– “Loud”
– “Medium”
– “Low”
Adjusting volume of warning tones
The volume of the warning tones can be adjusted
individually.
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
> “Volume”
2. “Warn. tones”.
3. Select desired setting
and confirm.
Available setting options:
– “Loud”
– “Medium”
– “Low”
Changing button assignment on multifunction steering wheel
The assignment of the MFS button on the multifunction display can be changed individually.
Functions from the multi-function display or PCM
can be assigned to the MFS button.
1. Select
> “Vehicle”
> “Settings”
> “Steering wheel op.”
2. “Multif. key”
and confirm.
3. Select “PCM function” or
“Inst. clus. fun.”
and confirm.
4. Select desired function assignment
and confirm.
– “Map”
Display navigation map in PCM.
– “Menu change”
Change main menu area.
Available instrument cluster functions:
– “Start/Stop Chr.”
Start/stop timing.
– “Vehicle menu”
Display vehicle menu.
– “Trip menu”
Display trip menu.
– “TPM menu”
Display TPM menu.
– “Chrono menu”
Display chrono menu.
Available PCM functions:
– “ACC menu”
Display ACC menu.
– “Source change”
Change audio source.
– “Audio menu”
Display audio menu.
– “Voice control”
Activate voice control.
– “Phone menu”
Display telephone menu.
– “Dri. instr. (Rep)“
Repeat voice instruction from the navigation
system.
– “Navi menu”
Display navigation menu.
– “Station/track <”
Previous radio station/title.
– “Map menu”
Display navigation map on the multi-function
display.
– “Station/track >”
Next radio station/track.
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Overview of Warning Messages
If a warning message appears, always refer to the corresponding sections in this Owner’s Manual.
Warning messages are issued only if all measurement prerequisites are met.
Therefore, check all fluid levels regularly – in particular, always check the engine oil level before refuelling.
Warning message categories
Red warning: System failure warning
f Visit or consult a qualified specialist workshop immediately*.
Yellow warning: Fault or system failure warning
f Visit a qualified specialist workshop at the next opportunity*.
Yellow warning: Information message
f Visit a qualified specialist workshop at the next opportunity* or remedy yourself.
Light in
instrument
panel
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Warning message on multi-function
display
Meaning/Action required
Oil press. too low
Stop immediately in a suitable place and switch engine off.
Do not continue driving.
Select “Oil level” on the multi-function display. Add engine oil if
necessary.
Do not continue driving if the warning light comes on even when
the oil level is correct. Have the fault corrected at a qualified
specialist workshop.*
Fault Oil pressure monitoring
Have the fault corrected at a qualified specialist workshop.*
Oil temperature too high
Switch off engine and allow to cool. Check oil level and,
if necessary, add oil.
Oil temperature display defective
Have the fault corrected at a qualified specialist workshop.*
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instrument
panel
Warning message on multi-function
display
Meaning/Action required
Failure Oil level measurement
Have the fault corrected at a qualified specialist workshop.*
Minimum oil level reached
Top up engine oil immediately.
Oil level below minimum
Top up engine oil immediately.
Oil level Maximum reached
Visit a qualified specialist workshop at the next opportunity and
have the oil drained to the correct level.*
Warning light on
the coolant
temperature
gauge lights up
Engine temperature too high
Coolant or engine oil temperature is too high.
Switch off engine and allow to cool.
Check coolant or engine oil level. Add more coolant or engine
oil if necessary.
Warning light on
the coolant
temperature
gauge flashes
Check coolant level
Switch off engine and allow to cool.
Check coolant level. Add coolant if necessary.
Warning light on
the coolant
temperature
gauge flashes
Coolant display defective
Have the fault corrected at a qualified specialist workshop.*
Fault Generator
Stop in a suitable place and switch engine off.
Do not continue driving.
Have the fault corrected at a qualified specialist workshop.*
Boost pressure display defective
Have the fault corrected at a qualified specialist workshop.*
Reduced engine power
Consult a qualified specialist workshop.*
Fault Check Engine
Have the fault corrected at a qualified specialist workshop.*
Fault Check Engine
Have the fault corrected at a qualified specialist workshop.*
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Light in
instrument
panel
Warning message on multi-function
display
Meaning/Action required
Battery protection
Consumer switch-off
The power supply to various comfort features is deactivated
to prevent the battery from discharging.
Start engine manually
Start engine manually at the ignition.
Start/stop operation deactivated
Have the fault corrected at a qualified specialist workshop.*
Gearshift not engaged
PDK transmission:
Selector lever may be positioned between two settings.
Properly engage selector lever.
Move gear lever to position P.
PDK transmission:
Move selector lever to position P before removing key from
ignition lock.
Move gear lever to position P.
To stop and secure the vehicle, move the selector lever to
position P.
Move gear lever to
position P or N.
PDK transmission:
Engine can only be started in selector-lever position P or N.
Press brake
PDK transmission:
Apply the brake when starting.
Display of
selector-lever
position flashes
Gearbox emergency operation
Restricted gearshift comfort,
reverse gear fails.
Have the fault corrected immediately at a qualified specialist
workshop.*
Display of
selector-lever
position flashes
Gearbox emergency operation
No selector-lever position is displayed on the instrument panel.
Vehicle can be driven only until it comes to a stop.
It is not possible to continue driving. Stop the vehicle
immediately in a suitable place.
Read the instructions in the section “Towing”. Have the vehicle
towed to a qualified specialist workshop.
Display of
selector-lever
position flashes
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Light in
instrument
panel
Warning message on multi-function
display
Meaning/Action required
Fault Transmission
Have the fault corrected at a qualified specialist workshop.*
Gearbox
temperature too high
“Warning jerks” can be felt when driving off and the engine
power may be restricted.
Do not hold the vehicle with the accelerator on a hill, for
example. Hold the vehicle with the brake. Reduce engine load.
Stop the vehicle in a suitable place if possible. Allow the engine
to run in selector-lever position P or N until the warning
disappears.
Press clutch
Manual transmission:
Depress clutch pedal when starting.
Warning Brake fluid level
Stop immediately in a suitable place. Do not continue driving.
Have the fault corrected at a qualified specialist workshop.*
Warning Brake force distribution
Stop immediately in a suitable place. Do not continue driving.
Have the fault corrected at a qualified specialist workshop.*
ABS failure
Have the fault corrected at a qualified specialist workshop.*
Brake pad worn
Have brake pads replaced immediately.
Consult a qualified specialist workshop.*
Release electric parking brake
Pull the electric parking brake switch
Press brake pedal.
Press the brake pedal before releasing the electric parking
brake.
Fault Electric parking brake
Have the fault corrected at a qualified specialist workshop.*
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Light in
instrument
panel
Warning message on multi-function
display
Meaning/Action required
Emergency brake function
Emergency braking function of the electric parking brake active.
PSM failure
Have the fault corrected at a qualified specialist workshop.*
PSM off
Porsche Stability Management was switched off.
PSM on
Porsche Stability Management was switched on.
Fault All-wheel dr. system
PSM on
Porsche Traction Management is overloaded. Reduce load.
Contact a qualified specialist workshop if the fault persists.*
All-wheel dr. system overloaded
Porsche Traction Management is overloaded.
Reduce load.
Fault All-wheel dr.
Have the fault corrected at a qualified specialist workshop.*
Sport mode error
Have the fault corrected at a qualified specialist workshop.*
Sport mode not available
Have the fault corrected at a qualified specialist workshop.*
Spoiler failure
Driving stability is impaired. Adjust your driving style.
Have the fault corrected at a qualified specialist workshop.*
Sunroof not closed fully
Close the sunroof.
Mind remaining distance
Refuel at the next opportunity.
flashes
Warning light
for fuel gauge
indicator
lights up
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Light in
instrument
panel
Warning message on multi-function
display
Meaning/Action required
Fault Fuel indicator
Have the fault corrected at a qualified specialist workshop.*
Check fuel tank cap
Position tank cap correctly and screw on until it locks securely.
Refill washer fluid
Fasten seat belt
All vehicle occupants must fasten their seat belts.
Air bag warning light failure
Have the fault corrected at a qualified specialist workshop.*
Steering locked
The steering wheel lock is faulty.
Have the fault corrected at a qualified specialist workshop.*
Relieve steering
Relieve the steering lock by turning the steering wheel to the left
or right.
Heated steering wheel on
Steering wheel heating is switched on
Heated steering wheel off
Steering wheel heating is switched off
Check steering oil level
For vehicles with PDCC:
Power steering fluid level too low.
Please visit a qualified specialist workshop.*
Ignition key not removed
Ignition lock fault
Have the fault corrected at a qualified specialist workshop.*
Key not recognized
Make sure that you have the car key with you.
Ignition lock faulty
Have the fault corrected at a qualified specialist workshop.*
Replace ignition key battery
Replace the battery in the car key.
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Light in
instrument
panel
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Warning message on multi-function
display
Meaning/Action required
Fault Porsche Entry & Drive
Have the fault corrected at a qualified specialist workshop.*
Multiple keys recognized
in vehicle
Information message:
Several vehicle keys in the vehicle, e.g. in the possession of
a passenger.
Close doors to lock vehicle
Close all doors and the tailgate before locking the vehicle.
Chassis system fault
Vehicle handling may be affected. Adapt your speed to the
changed conditions.
Have the fault corrected at a qualified specialist workshop.*
Chassis system failure
Stop immediately in a suitable place. Do not continue driving.
Have the fault corrected at a qualified specialist workshop.*
Control on
PASM level control is active.
Control off
PASM level control was switched off, e.g. before driving onto
a lifting platform or raising one wheel.
not allowed
Level adjustment is not permitted, e.g. at speeds above approx.
20 mph (30 km/h) or if the door/tailgate is open.
not possible
Level adjustment not available, e.g. when the engine is switched
off, if the vehicle is overloaded or the battery voltage is too low.
Vehicle extremely low
The vehicle ground clearance is insufficient to continue driving.
The system regulates the vehicle level again automatically.
This can take several minutes. Have any persistent faults
checked/corrected at a qualified specialist workshop.*
Vehicle extremely high
The vehicle ground clearance is too high to continue driving.
The system regulates the vehicle level again automatically.
Have any persistent faults checked/corrected at a qualified
specialist workshop.*
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Light in
instrument
panel
Warning message on multi-function
display
Meaning/Action required
Fault PDCC
Vehicle handling may be affected. Adapt your speed to the
changed conditions.
Have the fault corrected at a qualified specialist workshop.*
PDCC failure
The lateral inclination of the vehicle is significantly greater when
cornering. Drive carefully at an appropriate speed to the nearest
qualified specialist workshop.*
PDCC fault
PSM activated
Vehicle handling may be affected. Adapt your speed to the
changed conditions.
Have the fault corrected at a qualified specialist workshop.*
Fault Differential lock
Have the fault corrected at a qualified specialist workshop.*
Tire pressure
Tire Pressure Monitoring detects a pressure loss of more
than 7 psi (0.5 bar) below 100 mph (160 km/h) and more
than 6 psi (0.4 bar) above 100 mph (160 km/h).
Stop in a suitable place and check the tires indicated for
damage. If necessary, fill in tire sealant and set the correct
tire pressure.
Inflate!
Tire Pressure Monitoring detects a pressure loss of more
than 4 psi (0.3 bar).
Correct the tire pressure at the next opportunity.
Restricted monitoring
Fault on one or both wheel transmitters.
Have the fault corrected at a qualified specialist workshop.*
No monitoring System is learning
Tire Pressure Monitoring requires a certain amount of time to
learn the wheels. During this time, the current tire pressures are
not available on the on-board computer.
System not active
Fault in Tire Pressure Monitoring system. Tire pressure is not
monitored. Have the fault corrected at a qualified specialist
workshop.*
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Light in
instrument
panel
Warning message on multi-function
display
Meaning/Action required
System not active
Temporary fault
Temporary fault in the Tire Pressure Monitoring system.
Tire pressure is not monitored.
Tire Pressure too low for speeds
greater xxx
Top speed for the preset comfort pressure exceeded.
Tire change?
Update settings
The tire settings on the multi-function display must be updated
after changing a wheel.
Fault Tire pressure check
Fault in Tire Pressure Monitoring system. Tire pressure is not
monitored. Have the fault corrected at a qualified specialist
workshop.*
Driving light on
Driving light/side light on.
Parking light on
Left/right parking light on.
Example:
Check front left direction
indicator
The reported light is faulty.
Check bulb.
Have the fault corrected at a qualified specialist workshop.*
Dynamic cornering light defective
Have the fault corrected at a qualified specialist workshop.*
Auto driving light control
defective
Have the fault corrected at a qualified specialist workshop.*
Check static cornering light,
left/right
The reported light is faulty.
Check bulb.
Have the fault corrected at a qualified specialist workshop.*
Headlight beam adjust. defective
Adjust your speed and driving style. Have the fault corrected at
a qualified specialist workshop.*
Rain/light sensor defective
Switch on wipers/light manually. Have the fault corrected at
a qualified specialist workshop.*
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lights up
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Light in
instrument
panel
Warning message on multi-function
display
Meaning/Action required
Fault Headlight control
Have the fault corrected at a qualified specialist workshop.*
Headlights adapted for
LHD/RHD
Headlights have been changed for countries with left/right-hand
traffic
Wiper defective
Have the fault corrected at a qualified specialist workshop.*
Tailgate
Close the tailgate
Door open
Close door/lid indicated
flashes
Example:
Also:
Doors, engine compartment lid
Launch Control activated
Launch Control is activated.
Distance! Please brake!
Insufficient distance from vehicle in front.
Fault ACC
Adjust your speed and driving style.
Have the fault on the adaptive Cruise Control corrected at
a qualified specialist workshop.*
Fault ACC sensor
Adaptive cruise control: Sensor in the front of the vehicle may
be covered with dirt, snow, ice or affected by adverse weather
conditions.
System fault
One or more electrical systems may have failed.
Adjust your speed and driving style.
Have the fault corrected at a qualified specialist workshop.*
Fault
Instrument cluster/
ParkAssist sound
Turn signal tones, acoustic warning and distance signals
(e.g. for ParkAssist) are not available.
Please note this when parking. Have the fault corrected at
a qualified specialist workshop.*
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Light in
instrument
panel
Warning light on
the coolant
temperature
gauge flashes
Warning message on multi-function
display
Fault
ParkAssist sound
Acoustic warning and distance signals for ParkAssist are not
available.
Please remember this when parking. Have the fault corrected at
a qualified specialist workshop.*
Limit 1 or 2 exceeded
Preset speed limit 1 or 2 has been exceeded.
Check Engine
Have the fault corrected at a qualified specialist workshop.*
Example:
Full maintenance in XXX miles (km)
Service reminder
Bring the vehicle in for service no later than after the distance/
time shown has elapsed. The maintence intervals can be found
in the “Maintenance” booklet.
* We recommend that you have an authorized Porsche
dealer to do this work, as they have the trained workshop
personnel and the necessary parts and tools for this type
of work.
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Ignition Lock, Steering Lock........................ 164
Starting and Stopping the Engine ................ 167
Auto Start Stop Function............................. 169
Electric Parking Brake ................................ 171
Brakes ...................................................... 172
Cruise Control............................................ 176
Adaptive Cruise Control .............................. 178
Car Audio Operation/Tips............................ 189
Porsche Communication Management
(PCM) ........................................................ 191
iPod®, USB and AUX .................................. 192
Voice Control ............................................. 192
Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) ................... 193
Selector-Lever Positions ............................. 195
Porsche Traction Management (PTM)........... 202
Porsche Stability Management (PSM) ........... 202
ABS Brake System (Anti-Lock Brake
System)..................................................... 207
Porsche Active Suspension Management
(PASM) ...................................................... 208
Porsche Active Suspension Management
(PASM) with Air Suspension and Level
Control ...................................................... 209
Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) ... 211
“Sport” and “Sport Plus” Mode ................... 212
Sports Exhaust System .............................. 214
Retractable Rear Spoiler ............................. 214
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Ignition Lock, Steering Lock
The ignition key is inserted into the ignition lock
underneath the light switch at the left of the
steering wheel.
On vehicles with Porsche Entry & Drive, you no
longer have to insert the key into the ignition lock,
but merely keep it with you. The ignition key is
replaced by a control unit in the ignition lock,
which always remains in the ignition lock, unless
the vehicle is being towed.
The ignition lock has three key positions.
The steering column can be actively locked in
a fourth key position on vehicles with Porsche
Entry & Drive.
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Key positions
0 - Initial position
1 - Ignition on
2 - Start engine
Note on operation
The vehicle battery discharges if the ignition key is
left inserted.
If the vehicle battery is dead, the key can only be
removed from the ignition lock if the emergency
operation is performed:
f Please see the chapter “EMERGENCY
OPERATION – UNLOCKING THE IGNITION KEY”
on page 166.
Key positions with Porsche Entry & Drive
0 - Initial position
1 - Ignition on
2 - Start engine
3 - Activate steering column lock
Ignition lock position 0 – Initial position
The ignition key cannot be removed when the
ignition is switched on or when the engine has
been started.
To remove the ignition key:
f Stop the vehicle.
f Move PDK selector lever to position P.
f Switch ignition off.
f Remove the ignition key.
Ignition lock position 1 – Ignition on
f Turn ignition key to position 1.
All electrical equipment can be switched on. The
warning lights on the instrument panel light up for
a lamp check.
f Please see the chapter “INSTRUMENT PANEL
USA MODELS” on page 107.
If an electrical consumer is not switched on for
10 minutes after switching on the ignition, the
ignition must be switched off then on again.
Ignition lock position 2 – Start engine
f Turn ignition key to ignition lock position 2.
The car key is reset automatically from position 2
to position 1 when you start the engine.
Ignition lock position 3 – Activate
steering column lock on vehicles with
Porsche Entry & Drive
f Please see the chapter “Manually locking the
steering column on vehicles with Porsche
Entry & Drive” on page 165.
Steering column lock
Vehicles without Porsche Entry & Drive
The steering column is locked automatically
when the ignition key is removed from the ignition
lock and unlocked automatically when the
ignition key is inserted into the ignition lock.
Vehicles with Porsche Entry & Drive
The steering column is locked automatically
when the driver’s door is opened when the ignition
is switched off.
Manually locking the steering column on
vehicles with Porsche Entry & Drive
f Once the ignition is switched off, turn the
control unit to ignition lock position 3 again
and hold it there for 2 seconds.
The steering column is locked when you hear
a clicking noise.
The steering column can be unlocked
automatically by turning the control unit to
ignition lock position 1.
Emergency operation with Porsche
Entry & Drive
Interference in radio transmission between the
vehicle and ignition lock or a discharged ignition
lock battery can disable the Porsche Entry & Drive
comfort function.
If this happens, the control unit can be removed
from the ignition lock and the vehicle can be
started using the standard ignition key.
Removing the control unit from the
ignition lock
1. Turn the control unit to ignition lock position 3
and hold it there for about 10 seconds.
Once you hear the clicking sound, you can remove
the control unit in ignition lock position 0.
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Emergency operation – unlocking the
ignition key
If the vehicle battery is dead, the ignition key can
be removed only if the emergency operation is
performed.
1. Carefully lever off the fuse box cover on the
driver’s side with a screwdriver and remove it.
2. Unclip metal hook A on the inside of the fuse
box cover.
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3. Use metal hook A to remove the plastic
cover B from the ignition lock.
Make sure that plastic cover B is not lost.
4. Turn ignition key to ignition lock position 0
(initial position).
5. Press metal hook A into opening C.
You will hear an unlocking noise.
6. Remove the ignition key in initial position 0.
7. Re-fit the plastic cover B.
Starting and Stopping the Engine
The immobilizer can be deactivated and the
engine started only using an authorised
ignition key.
f Please see the chapter “IMMOBILIZER” on
page 250.
Warning!
Risk of poisoning. Exhaust gas contains
colorless and odorless carbon monoxide
(CO), which is toxic even in low
concentrations. Carbon monoxide can cause
unconsciousness and even death if inhaled.
f Never start or let the engine run in an
enclosed, unventilated area. It is not
recommended to sit in your car for prolonged
periods with the engine on and the car not
moving.
An unattended vehicle with a running engine
is potentially hazardous. If warning lights
should come on to indicate improper
operation, they would go unnoticed.
f Never leave the engine idling unattended.
For information on the emission control system:
f Please see the chapter “EMISSION CONTROL
SYSTEM” on page 262.
f If your car catches on fire for any reason, call
the fire department. Do not endanger your life
by attempting to put out the fire.
Starting the vehicle
f Operate the footbrake.
f Move PDK selector lever to position P or N.
f Do not press the accelerator pedal.
The engine control unit will provide the correct
starting mixture.
f Turn the ignition key or control unit (Porsche
Entry & Drive) to ignition lock position 2.
The starting process is carried out and
completed automatically as soon as ignition
lock position 2 (start engine) is reached.
The ignition key or control unit is reset
automatically to ignition lock position 1
(ignition on).
f Do not operate the starter for more than
approx. 10 seconds. If necessary, repeat the
starting procedure after a pause of approx.
10 seconds. Turn the ignition key back to
ignition lock position 0 (initial position) first.
The first operation of the starter is ended
automatically when the engine starts.
If the engine does not start, subsequent
starter operations will not be ended
automatically.
Danger of fire close to the hot exhaust
system.
f Do not park or drive your vehicle where
combustible materials, such as dry grass or
leaves, can come into contact with the hot
exhaust system.
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f Do not warm up the engine when stationary.
Drive off immediately. Avoid high revs and full
throttle until the engine has reached operating
temperature.
Stopping
f If the vehicle battery power is too weak, the
engine can be started with jump leads.
f Only switch the ignition off when the vehicle is
stationary, as there is no power steering and
brake booster assistance when the engine is
switched off.
For information on jump-lead starting:
f Please see the chapter “EXTERNAL POWER
SUPPLY, JUMP-LEAD STARTING” on
page 306.
Note on operation
To ensure a good battery charge condition,
thereby ensuring that the battery will start the
engine, all electrical loads that are not required
should be switched off when the ignition is
switched on and when engine revs are low
(in traffic jams, in city traffic or in queues).
f Only remove the ignition key when the vehicle
is stationary.
f When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
ignition key, apply the electric parking brake
and engage selector-lever position P.
The control unit always remains in the ignition
lock on vehicles with Porsche Entry & Drive.
Warning!
Danger of injury. Hot engine compartment
components can burn skin on contact.
f Before working on any part in the engine
compartment, turn the engine off and let it cool
down sufficiently.
Risk of burn injury when standing near or
coming into contact with the exhaust pipe.
The exhaust pipe is hot when the vehicle is running
and remains hot for some time after the vehicle is
turned off.
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f To prevent injury, make a point of noting where
your vehicle’s exhaust pipe is, avoid placing
your legs near the exhaust pipe when loading
and unloading cargo in the rear, and closely
supervise children around the vehicle during
time when the exhaust pipe could be hot.
A hot exhaust pipe can cause painful skin
burns.
Radiator fan
For information on radiator fans:
f Please see the chapter “RADIATOR FANS” on
page 258.
Warning!
Danger of injury. After the ignition is
switched off, the engine compartment and
coolant temperatures are monitored for
approx. 30 minutes. During this period, and
depending on temperature, the radiator fan
may continue to run or start to run.
f Carry out work in these areas only with the
engine off and exercise extreme caution,
always anticipating that the fan blade could
suddenly start to run.
Auto Start Stop Function
Starting the engine
The engine stops automatically when the vehicle is
stopped, e.g. at traffic lights or in a traffic jam.
The Auto Start Stop function thus helps to
save fuel.
The Auto Start Stop function starts the engine:
The ignition stays on even when the engine
switches off automatically. All safety functions
are still available.
Stopping the engine
The Auto Start Stop function stops the engine
as soon as the vehicle stops moving.
1. Use the footbrake to hold the vehicle in place.
2. Keep the footbrake pressed.
or
Move PDK selector lever to position P.
Preconditions for stopping the engine
– Engine compartment lid closed.
– Driver detected: driver’s seat belt fastened and
driver’s door closed.
– PDK selector lever in position D, N or P or
transmission range 1 or 2 selected manually.
– Engine, transmission and battery are at
operating temperature.
– Vehicle was driven at a speed of more than
approx. 1 mph (2 km/h) for at least
1.5 seconds since the engine last stopped
automatically.
f In PDK selector-lever position D, N or manually
selected transmission range 1 or 2:
Release the footbrake.
or
Press the accelerator.
or
f Move PDK selector lever to position R.
You can drive off normally.
Note
The engine will start automatically in certain
situations, e.g. if the vehicle starts rolling, if air
conditioning causes reduced comfort, or if the
brake booster vacuum is reduced.
Starting the engine manually after leaving
the vehicle
If the driver’s seat belt is unbuckled or the driver’s
door is opened after the engine was stopped
automatically, the engine will not start
automatically.
Furthermore, if the brake is released, the engine
has to be started manually.
The message “Please start engine manually”
will appear on the multi-function display in the
instrument panel.
f Please see the chapter “OVERVIEW OF
WARNING MESSAGES” on page 152.
Exceptions for the Auto Start Stop
function
The Auto Start Stop function is not available in the
following situations, for example:
– When Sport mode is activated.
– When PSM is off.
– In Maneuvering mode.
– When AC MAX mode is activated.
– When the “Windshield defrost” function is
active.
– While adjusting the chassis level.
– When the rear fog light is on.
The Auto Start Stop function is available with
limited functionality in the following situations,
for example:
– If the air conditioning or passenger
compartment heating is operated at a high
setting or if the defrost function is run for long
time periods.
– If the battery charging condition is low.
– On upward or downward slopes.
– During internal vehicle test procedures,
e.g. automatic engine checks.
Note
If one of these situations arises after the engine
has stopped automatically, the engine can be
restarted automatically.
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Auto Start Stop function display
Stopping the engine automatically
and restart readiness
If the engine was stopped automatically by the
Auto Start Stop function and if the driver is
detected in the vehicle (driver’s seat belt fastened
and driver’s door closed), the indicator light on the
multi-function display in the instrument panel will
light up green.
Engine does not stop or is not ready
to restart
Switching Auto Start Stop function on
and off
If the Auto Stop function is not available or if no
driver is detected in the vehicle after the engine
has stopped automatically (driver’s seat belt open
or driver’s door open), the indicator light on the
multi-function display in the instrument panel will
light up yellow when the vehicle is stationary.
The Auto Start Stop system has detected that:
Switching Auto Start Stop function off
f Press button
.
The indicator light on the button lights up.
The engine’s Auto Stop function is disabled.
Switching Auto Start Stop function on
f Press button
.
The indicator light on the button goes out.
The engine stops automatically when the
vehicle stops.
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– At least one precondition for stopping the
engine automatically is not met.
or
– There is at least one exception for the
Auto Start Stop function.
For information on preconditions for stopping the
engine automatically:
f Please see the chapter “PRECONDITIONS FOR
STOPPING THE ENGINE” on page 169.
For information on exceptions for the Auto Start
Stop function:
f Please see the chapter “EXCEPTIONS FOR
THE AUTO START STOP FUNCTION” on
page 169.
Note
If the indicator light in the multi-function display
continuously lights up yellow when the vehicle is
stopped and if the engine does not stop regularly
when the vehicle is stopped despite the fact that
the preconditions for stopping the engine
automatically are met, this may be an indication
that the battery is weak.
f Have the Auto Start Stop system checked the
next time you visit an authorized Porsche
dealer.
Fault reporting
If there is a fault, the warning message “Start/
Stop mode deactivated” will appear on the
multi-function display in the instrument panel.
f Have the fault corrected at an authorized
Porsche dealer.
Releasing the parking brake
Emergency braking function
The electric parking brake can only be released
when the ignition is switched on.
If the conventional brake system has failed, the
vehicle can be decelerated quickly and braked to
a stop using the electric parking brake.
1. Press the brake pedal.
2. Pull switch
.
The brake warning light on the instrument
panel goes out.
Automatic electric parking brake release
when driver’s intention to drive off is
detected
Electric Parking Brake
The electric parking brake acts on the rear wheels
and serves to secure the vehicle while parked.
If the engine is running, the driver’s door is closed
and the driver’s seat belt is fastened, it is still
possible to drive off even though the parking
brake is on. The electric parking brake detects
the driver’s intention to drive off and releases
automatically. The warning light on the instrument
panel goes out.
For information on indicator lights and warning
lights on the instrument panel:
If the driver’s door is not closed or the driver’s
seat belt is not fastened, the electric parking
brake will not be released automatically when the
driver attempts to drive off.
The message “Release electric parking brake”
appears on the multi-function display in the
instrument panel. The brake warning light on the
instrument panel and the indicator light on the
switch
start to flash.
f Please see the chapter “INSTRUMENT PANEL
USA MODELS” on page 107.
For information on warning messages on the
multi-function display:
Applying the parking brake
f Press switch
.
The brake warning light on the instrument
panel lights up.
f Press switch
and keep it pressed.
The brake warning light on the instrument
panel and the indicator light on the switch
start to flash. The message “Emergency brake
function” appears on the multi-function display.
The emergency braking function is deactivated
when you release the switch.
Safety instruction!
Severe braking. Emergency braking takes
place with very high braking power.
f Only use the emergency braking function in an
emergency situation.
f Do not use the emergency braking function to
stop the vehicle when driving normally.
f Please see the chapter “OVERVIEW OF
WARNING MESSAGES” on page 152.
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Brake warning light USA
Brakes
Brake system function
Brake warning light Canada
f Make it a habit to check the operation of your
brakes before driving.
Your Porsche is equipped with a power assisted
hydraulic dual circuit brake system with disc
brakes at the front and rear.
Both circuits function independently. One brake
circuit operates the front left and rear right wheel
and the other operates the front right and rear left
wheel.
If the electric parking brake could not be applied
fully when the vehicle is stopped, the brake
warning light on the instrument panel starts to
flash.
For information on warning messages on the
multi-function display:
Keep in mind that the braking distance increases
very rapidly as the speed increases. At 60 mph
(100 km/h), for example, it is not twice but four
times longer than 30 mph (50 km/h). Tire traction
is also less effective when the roads are wet or
slippery.
f Please see the chapter “OVERVIEW OF
WARNING MESSAGES” on page 152.
f Therefore, always maintain a safe distance
from the car in front of you.
Vehicles without Porsche Ceramic
Composite Brake (PCCB)
Even though the brake discs consist of alloyed
grey cast iron, they will unavoidably start to
corrode if your car is parked for an extended
period. The brakes will tend to “rub” as a result.
The nature, extent and effects of corrosion
depend on the amount of time the vehicle was
parked, whether road salt or grit was spread and
whether grease-dissolving agents were used in
car washes.
If the braking comfort is noticeably impaired, we
recommend having the brake system checked by
experts at an authorized Porsche dealer.
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If one brake circuit has failed, the other will still
operate. However, you will notice an increased
pedal travel when you apply the brakes. Failure of
one brake circuit will cause the stopping distance
to increase.
Warning!
Risk of an accident, resulting in serious
personal injury or death.
In the unlikely event of hydraulic failure of
one brake circuit:
f Push the brake pedal down firmly and hold it in
that position. A mechanical linkage activates
the second circuit, and you will be able to bring
the vehicle to a stop.
f After bringing your vehicle to a complete stop,
avoid driving the vehicle and instead have it
towed to the nearest authorized Porsche
dealer for repair.
Brake system warning light
You can check the functionality of the brake
system warning light by switching the ignition to
the “On” position (position 1) and verifying that the
warning light illuminates.
Brake warning light USA
Brake warning light Canada
The warning light in the instrument panel lights up.
A message will be displayed on the multi-function
display of the instrument panel if the brake fluid
level is too low, or (if the brake pedal travel has
increased) one of the two brake circuits has failed.
A greater braking pressure will be required,
stopping distances will be longer and the braking
behavior will change, particularly in curves.
With correctly adjusted brakes and a correctly
working brake system, the pedal travel to the
point of brake application should be 1-3/16 in. to
1-9/16 in. (30 to 40 mm). Whenever the brake
pedal travel exceeds this value, have the brake
system checked.
Brake pedal
Warning!
Risk of an accident, resulting in serious
personal injury or death.
Any obstruction of the brake pedal could
increase the stopping distance.
f Always check the movement of the brake pedal
before driving and make sure that it is not
obstructed by a floor mat or any other object.
f Secure the floor mat to prevent it from sliding
into positions that could interfere with the safe
operation of your vehicle.
Your Porsche dealer will be glad to offer you
floor mats of the correct size including a
securing possibility.
Warning!
To avoid overheating and premature wear of
the brakes:
f Before descending a steep grade, reduce
speed and shift the transmission into a lower
gear to control speed.
f Do not “ride the brakes” by resting your foot on
the pedal when not intending to apply brake
pressure.
f Do not hold the pedal down too long or too
often. This could cause the brakes to overheat
and not function properly.
Note
In case one of the two brake circuits fails,
increased pedal travel is required to bring your
vehicle to a full stop.
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Brake booster
Brake wear
Brake pads and brake discs
The brake booster assists braking only when
the engine is running.
Your car has excellent brakes, but they are still
subject to wear. The rate at which they wear
depends on how the brakes are used.
Wear on the brake pads and brake discs depends
to a great extent on the driving style and the
conditions of use and therefore cannot be
expressed in actual miles on the road.
When the car is moving while the engine is not
running, or if the brake booster is defective, more
pressure on the brake pedal is required to bring
the car to a stop.
Moisture, road salt or grit on brakes affects
braking.
Brakes will dry after a few cautious brake
applications.
Warning!
Risk of an accident, resulting in serious
personal injury or death.
Driving through water may reduce the
traction. Moisture on brakes from road
water, car wash, or a coating of road salt or
grit may affect braking efficiency.
f Cautiously apply brakes to test brakes after
exposure to road water, etc.
f Have the brake system inspected at the
intervals recommended in your Maintenance
Booklet.
Brake system warning light
You can check the functionality of the brake
system warning light by switching the ignition to
the “On” position (position 1) and verifying that the
warning light illuminates.
Brake wear warning message
A warning message will be displayed on the multifunction display of the instrument panel if the
brake pads are worn, excessively.
f Do not continue to operate the vehicle.
Have your authorized Porsche dealer inspect
or replace the brake pads.
For information on warning messages on the
multi-function display:
f Please see the chapter “OVERVIEW OF
WARNING MESSAGES” on page 152.
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The high-performance brake system is designed
for optimal braking effect at all speeds and
temperatures.
Certain speeds, braking forces and ambient
conditions (e.g. temperature and humidity) can
therefore cause the brakes to “squeal”.
New brake pads or linings
New brake pads have to be “broken in”, and
therefore only attain optimal friction when the car
has covered several hundred miles or km.
The slightly reduced braking ability must be
compensated for by pressing the brake pedal
harder. This applies whenever the brake pads
and/or brake discs are replaced.
Warning!
f Do not obstruct the pedal travel with floor mats
or other objects.
The brake booster is ready for operation only
while the engine is running.
If the engine is switched off or there is a defect in
the brake booster, much greater force has to be
applied to the pedal when braking.
f Vehicles with defective brakes must not
be towed and must be transported on a flat
bed.
For information on towing and tow-starting:
f Please see the chapter “TOWING” on
page 316.
In heavy rain, while driving through water or after
leaving a car wash, the braking action may be
delayed and increased pressure may be required.
f For this reason, keep further back from the
vehicle in front and “dry” the brakes by
applying them at intervals. Make sure that the
traffic behind you is not affected.
After a long drive over salted or gritted roads,
a coating may form on the brake discs and pads
that significantly reduces friction and therefore
also braking effect.
f Even though the brake discs consist of alloyed
grey cast iron, they will unavoidably start to
corrode if your vehicle is parked for an
extended period. The brakes will tend to “rub”
as a result.
The nature, extent and effects of corrosion
depend on the amount of time the vehicle was
parked, whether road salt or grit was spread
and whether grease-dissolving agents were
used in car washes (not on vehicles with
Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake).
To prevent corrosion of the brake discs,
“brake them dry” before parking the vehicle
(not on vehicles with Porsche Ceramic
Composite Brake).
If braking comfort is noticeably impaired, we
recommend that you have the brake system
checked by an authorized Porsche dealer.
f To relieve the brake system on downhill
stretches, change down to a lower gear in
good time (engine braking).
If engine braking is insufficient on steep
stretches, operate the footbrake at intervals.
Avoid continuous braking as it overheats the
brakes and reduces the braking effect.
For information on brake fluid and checking the
brake fluid level:
f Please see the chapter “BRAKE FLUID” on
page 258.
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Vehicles with PDK
Switching cruise control readiness on
Downshifts are carried out to help maintain the
pre-selected speed (especially when driving
downhill).
f Press button A on the control stalk.
Warning!
Risk of accident while using cruise control in
heavy traffic and consequent personal injury
or death, on twisting roads or under
unfavorable road conditions (e.g. wintry or
wet conditions, varying road surfaces).
f Do not use the cruise control under such
conditions.
f Observe all local and national speed limits.
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Switch cruise control on/off
Set/increase desired speed
Reduce desired speed
Interrupt (OFF)
Return to set speed (RESUME)
Cruise Control
Cruise control maintains any selected speed
between approx. 20–150 mph (30–240 km/h)
without you having to use the accelerator.
Cruise control is operated using the control stalk
at the bottom left of the steering wheel.
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Risk of an accident, personal injury and loss
of control.
f Do not reach through the steering-wheel
spokes while driving.
Cruise control readiness
The grey symbol on the multi-function
display in the instrument panel indicates
readiness.
Maintaining and storing speed
1. Accelerate or decelerate to the desired speed
using the accelerator pedal.
2. Push the control stalk on the steering wheel
forward (position 1).
The current driving speed is now stored as
the desired speed, which will be maintained
automatically.
Desired speed
The desired speed that was stored is
displayed under the cruise control
symbol, which has now turned orange.
Accelerating (e.g. to overtake)
Decelerating
Variant 1
f Briefly pull the control stalk on the steering
wheel towards the steering wheel (position 2).
The desired speed is decreased in steps of
1 mph (1 km/h).
or
Pull the control stalk on the steering wheel
towards the steering wheel and keep it pulled
(position 2).
The desired speed is decreased in steps of
5 mph (10 km/h).
f Increase the speed as usual with the
accelerator pedal.
When you ease off the accelerator, the
previously stored value is set again.
Variant 2
f Push the control stalk on the steering wheel
forward (position 1).
The desired speed is increased in steps of
1 mph (1 km/h).
or
Press the control stalk on the steering wheel
forward and keep it pressed (position 1).
The desired speed is increased in steps of
5 mph (10 km/h).
The new desired speed is displayed on the
multi-function display in the instrument panel.
The new desired speed is displayed on the
multi-function display in the instrument panel.
Vehicles with PDK
Downshifts are carried out to help maintain the
pre-selected speed (especially when driving
downhill).
Interrupting cruise control
operation – OFF
The speed driven before the interruption remains
stored in the memory and can be reactivated by
pressing the control stalk.
f Please see the chapter “RESUMING THE
STORED SPEED – RESUME” on page 178.
f Press the control stalk down (position 3).
or
Press the brake or clutch pedal or move
the PDK selector lever to position N.
For more information on driving with Porsche
Doppelkupplung:
f Please see the chapter “PORSCHE
DOPPELKUPPLUNG (PDK)” on page 193.
Cruise control operation is interrupted
automatically:
– If the set vehicle speed is exceeded by more
than approx. 16 mph (25 km/h) for longer
than 20 seconds.
– If the actual vehicle speed falls below the set
vehicle speed by approx. 37 mph (60 km/h)
for longer than 60 seconds (e.g. gradients).
– If Porsche Stability Management (PSM)
intervenes for longer than 0.5 seconds.
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Resuming the stored speed – RESUME
f Press the control stalk up (position 4).
Cruise control accelerates/decelerates the
vehicle to the stored speed.
Note on operation
The stored speed should only be recalled if traffic
and road conditions are conducive to driving at
that speed.
Switching cruise control readiness off
f Press button A on the control stalk.
The memory is cleared and the readiness
symbol disappears.
The stored desired speed is cleared when the
ignition is switched off when the vehicle is parked.
Adaptive Cruise Control
Adaptive cruise control maintains any selected
speed between approx. 20–100 mph
(30–160 km/h) when driving on open roads
without you having to use the accelerator.
If a vehicle travelling ahead of you in the same lane
is detected as driving slower than the selected
speed, adaptive cruise control will automatically
maintain a set distance from the vehicle in front.
Adaptive cruise control slows your vehicle down if
the distance to the vehicle ahead becomes too
short and accelerates your vehicle if the distance
increases.
Warning!
Tip on driving
Risk of accidents in heavy traffic, in city
traffic, on twisting roads or in unfavorable
road conditions (e.g. wintry or wet conditions
or varying road surfaces, etc.).
On upward or downward slopes, the set speed
cannot always be maintained by cruise control.
f Do not use adaptive cruise control under these
conditions.
f To obtain sufficient engine braking or a better
rev range, you therefore have to change down
to a lower gear.
Adaptive cruise control will not detect
stationary or slowly moving vehicles,
pedestrians, objects on the road, oncoming
vehicles in the same lane or cross traffic.
f You must pay attention to your vehicle’s
position in relation to other objects and
intervene as needed to ensure safe driving.
f Always keep the direction of travel in your
field of view.
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Radar sensor
Adaptive cruise control uses a radar sensor
located in the middle of the front apron.
Maintenance note
f Always keep the radar sensor clean and free of
ice and snow to ensure that it is fully functional.
For car care instructions:
f Please see the chapter “CAR CARE
INSTRUCTIONS” on page 269.
Radiofrequency radiation exposure
Information
This equipment complies with FCC radiation
exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled
environment. This equipment should be installed
and operated with minimum distance of 8 in.
(20 cm) between the radiator and your body.
This transmitter must not be co-located or
operating in conjunction with any other antenna or
transmitter
Warning!
Risk of accidents. Radar sensor vision can be
impaired by rain, snow, ice or heavy spray.
Vehicles in front will not be detected properly
or may not be detected at all.
f Do not use adaptive cruise control under these
conditions.
Warning message
Adaptive cruise control can be deactivated
automatically if the radar sensor is very dirty or
iced up, obstructed , in unfavorable weather
conditions (heavy rain) or when driving through
tunnels.
The message “Fault ACC sensor” will appear on
the multi-function display in the instrument panel.
For information on warning messages on the
multi-function display:
f Please see the chapter “OVERVIEW OF
WARNING MESSAGES” on page 152.
Notes
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC
Rules and with RSS-210 of Industry Canada.
Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
Operating principle of adaptive cruise
control
No vehicle detected in front – open road
driving
1. This device may not cause harmful
interference, and
Adaptive cruise control operates like a cruise
control system. The desired speed that was set is
maintained constantly.
2. this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
Vehicle detected in front – driving in traffic
Changes or modifications made to this equipment
not expressly approved by Porsche may void the
FCC authorization to operate this equipment.
This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class A digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference when the equipment
is operated in a commercial environment. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instruction manual, may
cause harmful interference to radio
communications. Operation of this equipment in a
residential area is likely to cause harmful
interference in which case the user will be required
to correct the interference at his own expense.
If a vehicle travelling ahead of you in the same lane
is detected as driving slower than the selected
desired speed, adaptive cruise control will
automatically maintain a set distance from the
vehicle in front.
If the vehicle in front stops, adaptive cruise control
will slow your vehicle down to a stop provided this
is possible within the control limits of the system.
Adaptive cruise control actively keeps your vehicle
at a standstill.
If the vehicle in front drives off, automatic speed
control and distance control can be resumed.
This Class A digital apparatus complies with
Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe A est
conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
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Override
The speed of the vehicle can be increased at any
time by pressing the accelerator.
If the set ACC speed is exceeded, the ACC is
deactivated.
The message “ACC passive” will appear on the
multi-function display in the instrument panel.
The desired speed that was stored is retained.
After releasing the accelerator pedal, the ACC
accelerates to the desired speed if there is no
vehicle in front and controls the distance if a
vehicle in front is present.
For information on the “ACC passive” status:
f Please see the chapter “OPERATING STATES
WHEN ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL IS
SWITCHED ON” on page 182.
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Switch adaptive cruise control on/off
Set/increase desired speed
Reduce desired speed
Interrupt (OFF)
Operational readiness on/return to set speed
(RESUME)
Using adaptive cruise control
Adaptive cruise control is operated using the
control stalk at the bottom left of the steering
wheel.
Note on operation
You can intervene manually at any time by
pressing the brake or accelerator.
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A - Status display and desired speed
B - Current speed
C - Progress bar showing speed control range
(0–100 mph, 0–160 km/h)
D - Vehicle detected in front
E - Desired distance from vehicle in front
F - Current distance from vehicle in front
G - Current speed of vehicle travelling
in front
Adaptive cruise control display
All important information, messages and warnings
are displayed on the multi-function display in the
instrument panel.
Status display
When adaptive cruise control is switched on, the
status display A appears at the bottom left of the
multi-function display.
“ACC” main menu
f Please see the chapter “OPERATING THE
MULTI-FUNCTION DISPLAY IN THE
INSTRUMENT PANEL” on page 115.
1. Select
> “ACC”
in the main menu.
If adaptive cruise control is switched on,
and no desired speed is stored, the
cruise control symbol appears but the
desired speed field remains blank.
If a desired speed is stored and no
vehicle was detected in front, the cruise
control symbol and the desired speed
are displayed.
The adaptive cruise control display on the multifunction display can be selected permanently
using the buttons on the multifunction steering
wheel or the control stalk at the bottom right of
the steering wheel.
For information on using the multi-function display:
Examples:
The status display A turns orange when adaptive
cruise control is active.
The status display A is grey when adaptive cruise
control is inactive.
If a desired speed is stored and a vehicle
was detected in front, a vehicle symbol
and the desired speed are displayed.
If the distance from the vehicle in front is
less than a safety distance which is
dependent on the set desired distance, a
yellow warning triangle appears when
adaptive cruise control is not active.
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Switching adaptive cruise control on
and off
Switching adaptive cruise control on
f Press button R on the control stalk.
The grey status display appears on the
multi-function display.
Adaptive cruise control is ready.
Switching adaptive cruise control off
f Press button R on the control stalk.
“ACC off” appears on the multi-function
display.
The desired speed that was stored is deleted.
The desired distance is set to the default value.
Operating states when adaptive cruise
control is switched on
There are three possible operating states when
adaptive cruise control is switched on.
Adaptive cruise control active
Adaptive cruise control automatically regulates
the speed and distance from the vehicle in front.
The status display A turns orange.
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Adaptive cruise control is ready
Cruise control and distance control is inactive
after pressing the brakes or interrupting by
pressing the control stalk down (position 3, OFF).
The desired speed that was stored and the
desired distance that was set are retained.
The status display A turns grey.
Adaptive cruise control is active again after
you release the accelerator.
For information on resuming cruise control and
distance control:
f Please see the chapter “RESUMING CRUISE
CONTROL AND DISTANCE CONTROL –
RESUME” on page 185.
Adaptive cruise control passive
Cruise control and distance control is inactive
after pressing the accelerator.
“ACC passive” appears on the multi-function
display.
The desired speed that was stored and the
desired distance that was set are retained.
The status display A turns grey.
Adaptive cruise control is active again after
you release the accelerator.
Setting and changing the desired speed
Preconditions
– ACC is switched on.
– Vehicle is moving.
– No stationary objects are detected in front.
Setting the desired speed
1. Press the control stalk on the steering wheel
forward (position 1).
The current driving speed is stored as the
desired speed, which will be maintained
automatically (within the control range from 20
to 100 mph, 30 to 210 km/h), and appears
orange in the status display A.
The red triangle B under the progress bar for
the speed control range shows the speed of
your vehicle.
2. Release the accelerator pedal.
The desired speed is maintained automatically
unless a vehicle travelling in front is detected
as driving slower than the desired speed.
Note
If your vehicle is stopped, the message
“Impossible when parked” appears on the multifunction display when you press the control stalk
forward (position 1).
If a stationary object was detected in front, the
message “Stationary object” appears on the
multi-function display.
Increasing the desired speed
Note
f Push the control stalk on the steering wheel
forward (position 1).
The desired speed is increased in steps of
1 mph (1 km/h).
or
Press the control stalk on the steering wheel
forward and keep it pressed (position 1).
The desired speed is increased in steps of
5 mph (10 km/h).
The status display A shows the new desired
speed.
The red triangle B under the progress bar for
the speed control range shows the speed of
your vehicle.
The distance depends on the driving speed. The
slower the vehicle is travelling, the shorter the
distance and the faster the vehicle is travelling,
the longer the distance.
Increasing the desired distance
f Press the rocker switch Z up.
The desired distance is increased.
There are more orange segments shown in the
desired distance display E.
Reducing the desired distance
Reducing the desired speed
f Briefly pull the control stalk on the steering
wheel towards the steering wheel (position 2).
The desired speed is decreased in steps of
1 mph (1 km/h).
or
Pull the control stalk on the steering wheel
towards the steering wheel and keep it pulled
(position 2).
The desired speed is decreased in steps of
5 mph (10 km/h).
The status display A shows the new desired
speed.
The red triangle B under the progress bar for
the speed control range shows the speed of
your vehicle.
Setting the desired distance
The desired distance from the vehicle in front can
be set in four stages.
Note on operation
When you are setting the desired distance, the
“ACC” main menu for adaptive cruise control is
displayed temporarily on the multi-function
display.
Initial actuation of the rocker switch Z displays the
"ACC" main menu, without changing the desired
distance.
f Press the rocker switch Z down.
The desired distance is reduced.
There are fewer orange segments shown in the
desired distance display E.
Display showing distance from vehicle in
front
If a vehicle is detected in front, the vehicle
symbol D appears on the multi-function display
and in the status display A.
The grey area F shows the current distance from
the vehicle in front.
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Possible distance settings
Suitable for speedy driving in lines of
traffic. The time headway is 1 second.
This corresponds to 36 yd. (33 meters)
at a speed of 75 mph (120 km/h).
Suitable for driving comfortably in lines
of traffic. The time headway is
1.3 seconds. This corresponds to
47 yd. (43 meters) at a speed of
75 mph (120 km/h).
Preset distance
Corresponds to the general
recommendation of the road traffic
safety regulation (“two seconds time
headway”). The time headway is
1.8 seconds. This corresponds to
66 yd. (60 meters) at a speed of
75 mph (120 km/h).
Suitable for driving on country roads.
The time headway is 2.3 seconds.
This corresponds to 63 yd. (58 meters)
at a speed of 56 mph (90 km/h).
Automatic braking to a stop
Driving off again
If the vehicle in front stops, adaptive cruise control
will slow your vehicle down to a stop provided this
is possible within the control limits of the system.
The display
lights up on the instrument panel.
The vehicle is actively held at a stop.
The vehicle can be driven off again after being
stopped and speed and distance control will be
resumed, depending on the operating state of the
adaptive cruise control system.
For information on the HOLD function:
For information on the operating states of the
adaptive cruise control system:
f Please see the chapter “HOLD FUNCTION:
DRIVE-OFF ASSISTANT AND STANDSTILL
MANAGEMENT” on page 206.
f Please see the chapter “OPERATING STATES
WHEN ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL IS
SWITCHED ON” on page 182.
Note
Adaptive cruise control active
Depending on the traffic flow, e.g. slow moving
traffic, stopping is initiated by a slow crawling
phase which ends in vehicle standstill.
1. Press the control stalk on the steering wheel
up (position 4, RESUME).
Caution!
2. Briefly press the accelerator pedal.
Your vehicle drives on automatically.
Brake pedal feels different. When adaptive
cruise control is operating normally or when
the HOLD function is active, the brake pedal
may feel different and you may hear
hydraulic noises.
Note
This behavior is normal for the system.
It is not a fault.
Automatic speed and distance control can only
be resumed when your vehicle is moving.
Your vehicle will not drive off if the vehicle
detected in front is stationary.
Adaptive cruise control is ready
1. Drive off normally.
2. Press the control stalk on the steering
wheel up (position 4, RESUME).
or
Set or change the desired speed.
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Interrupting and resuming cruise control
and distance control
Interrupting cruise control and distance
control – OFF
f Press the brake pedal.
or
Press the control stalk on the steering wheel
down (position 3, OFF).
Adaptive cruise control is inactive.
The desired speed that was stored and the
desired distance are retained.
Resuming cruise control and distance
control – RESUME
f Push the control stalk on the steering wheel up
(position 4, RESUME).
The vehicle accelerates to the desired speed
that was stored unless a vehicle travelling in
front is detected as driving slower than the
desired speed and the distance from this
vehicle is less than the desired distance that
was set.
The status display A changes from grey to
orange.
or
Press the control stalk on the steering wheel
up and keep it pressed (position 4, RESUME).
The vehicle accelerates in a more sporty
driving style to the desired speed that was
stored.
Note on operation
If speed and distance control was interrupted
using the control stalk 3 (OFF), it can only be
resumed again when the vehicle is moving and no
stationary objects are detected in front.
Warning messages
Distance warning when adaptive
cruise control is inactive
(ACC passive)
If adaptive cruise control is not active, the control
system still monitors the distance from the vehicle
in front.
If the distance from the vehicle in front is less than
the desired distance that was set last, a yellow
warning triangle appears on the multi-function
display.
Warning!
Risk of accidents. Danger of collision with the
vehicle in front.
f Drive with extreme care.
f Slow down if necessary.
Overtake request when adaptive cruise
control is active (ACC active)
If adaptive cruise control detects that braking
assistance is required on the part of the driver,
a warning signal sounds and the warning message
“Distance! Please brake!” appears on the multifunction display.
Warning!
Risk of accidents. Danger of collision with the
vehicle in front.
f Brake immediately.
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Exceptions for adaptive cruise control
Messages on the multi-function display
Adaptive cruise control is not available in the
following situations:
If adaptive cruise control was deactivated
automatically or if an action cannot be performed,
a message to this effect in blue appears on the
multi-function display.
– If the ignition is switched off.
– When PSM is off.
– If the driver’s door is opened and the driver’s
seat belt is not fastened.
– When parking or maneuvering in very tight
spaces.
– If the PDK selector lever is at position N, R or
P.
– On upward or downward slopes of more
than 20 %.
– When the electric parking brake is activated.
If one of these exception situations occurs when
adaptive cruise control is switched on, adaptive
cruise control will be switched off.
A message to this effect will appear on the
multi-function display.
– “ACC not available!”
Adaptive cruise control is not available,
e.g. when maneuvering.
– “ABS/PSM intervention!”
Adaptive cruise control was deactivated
because ABS or PSM intervened as a control
mechanism.
– “Electric parking brake!”
Adaptive cruise control was deactivated
because the electric parking brake was
activated.
– “Selector position!”
Adaptive cruise control was deactivated
because the PDK selector lever is not in
position D or manual position M.
– “Impossible while parked”
The required action is not possible because
your vehicle is stationary, e.g. when setting
a desired speed.
– “Speed!”
Adaptive cruise control was deactivated
because the rpm limit of the engine was
reached in manual position M of the PDK
selector lever.
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– “Gradient too steep!”
The desired distance or the desired speed
cannot be set because the gradient on the
road is too steep.
– “Stationary object”
The action is not possible because a stationary
object was detected ahead.
– “PSM off!”
Adaptive cruise control is not available
because PSM was switched off.
For information on Porsche Stability
Management (PSM):
f Please see the chapter “PORSCHE STABILITY
MANAGEMENT (PSM)” on page 202.
General information
“Sport” and “Sport Plus” mode
Adaptive cruise control regulates your driving
more dynamically in “Sport” and “Sport Plus”
mode.
Traffic situations in which vehicles are
not reliably detected
The radar sensor for adaptive cruise control
scans a narrow, cone-shaped area in front of
your vehicle.
Detection can be limited or unreliable, depending
on the traffic situation and the size of the vehicle
in front. The system may brake too late or
unexpectedly. Stationary vehicles are not
detected. The system is unable to react to them.
Tip on driving
f Drive with extreme care.
f Slow down if necessary.
A – Vehicles changing lanes/cutting in
If a vehicle is changing lanes or cutting in ahead of
you in the same lane, the vehicle will only be
detected when it has moved completely into your
lane.
B – Vehicles with a small cross-section/
narrow vehicles
Narrow or small vehicles will not be detected or
will be detected too late.
C – Driving into and out of corners
When driving into and out of corners, vehicles will
not be detected or will be detected too early, or
adaptive cruise control will react to vehicles in
adjacent lanes.
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D – Vehicles with large overhangs
E – Stationary vehicles
The tail of the vehicle will not be detected
correctly on vehicles with large overhangs,
e.g. lumber trucks.
A stationary vehicle that appears suddenly in the
detection field of the radar sensor, e.g. after a
vehicle in front changes lanes, will not be detected
by the ACC.
Warning!
Risk of accidents. Danger of collision with the
vehicle in front.
f Drive with extreme care.
f Slow down if necessary.
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Warning!
Risk of accidents. Danger of collision with the
stationary vehicle.
f Drive with extreme care.
f Slow down if necessary.
Car Audio Operation/Tips
For radio operation see your radio manual
which is included with your on-board
literature.
FM reception
A vehicle is not an ideal place to listen to a radio.
Because the vehicle moves, reception conditions
are constantly changing.
Buildings, terrain, signal distance and noise from
other vehicles are all working against good
reception.
Some conditions affecting FM may appear to be
problems when they are not.
The following characteristics are completely
normal for a given reception area, and they do not
indicate any problem with the radio itself.
Note
Electronic accessories should only be installed by
your authorized Porsche dealer.
Equipment which has not been tested and
approved by Porsche may impair radio reception.
Fading and drifting
Multipath
FM range is limited to about 25 miles (40 km),
except for some high power stations.
Because of the reflecting characteristics of FM,
direct and reflected signals may reach the antenna
at the same time (multipath) and cancel each other
out.
As a vehicle moves through these electronic dead
spots, the listener may hear a momentary flutter
or loss of reception.
If a vehicle is moving away from the desired
station's transmitter, the signal will tend to fade
and/or drift. This condition is more prevalent with
FM than AM, and is often accompanied by
distortion.
Fading and drifting can be minimized to a certain
degree by careful attention to fine tuning or
selection of a stronger signal.
Static and fluttering
When the line-of-sight link between a transmitter
and vehicle is blocked by large buildings or
mountains, the radio sound may be accompanied
with static or fluttering because of the
characteristic of FM.
In a similar effect, a fluttering noise is sometimes
heard when driving along a tree-lined road.
Station swapping
When two FM stations are close to each other, and
an electronic dead spot, such as static or
multipath area, interrupts the original signal,
some-times the stronger second signal will be
selected automatically until the original one
returns.
This swapping can also occur as you drive away
from the selected station and approach another
station of a stronger signal.
This static and fluttering can be reduced by
adjusting the tone control for greater bass
response until the disturbance has passed.
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Compact disc player
f If the disc gets dirty, clean the disc by wiping
the surfaces from the center to the outside in
a radial direction with a soft cloth.
Do not use a conventional record cleaner or
anti-static record preservative.
Disc cleaners are available in audio stores.
Caution!
To avoid damage to compact disc player and
discs.
Car Telephone and Aftermarket Alarms
f Use only compact discs labeled as shown,
having no dirt, damage or warpage.
Important legal and safety information
regarding the use of cellular telephones
f Never attempt to disassemble or oil any part
of the player unit. Do not insert any object
other than a disc into the slot.Remember there
are no user-serviceable parts inside the
compact disc player.
Some states may prohibit the use of cellular
telephones while driving a vehicle. Check the laws
and regulations on the use of cellular telephones
in the areas where you drive.
f Do not allow the disc to sustain any
fingerprints, scrapes or stickers on the
surfaces. This may cause poor sound quality.
Hold the disc only on the edge or center hole.
f When not in use, take the disc out of the player,
put the disc back into its case and store it
away from dust, heat, damp and direct
sunlight.
Leaving the disc on the dashboard in the sun
can damage the disc.
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Danger!
Risk of an accident.
Severe personal injury or death can result in
the event of an accident.
Looking away from the road or turning your
attention away from your driving can cause
an accident and lead to serious personal
injury or death.
When using your cellular telephone, you should
always:
f Give full attention to your driving – pull off the
road and park before making or answering a
call if traffic conditions so require, and
f Keep both hands on the steering wheel – use
hands-free operation (if available) – pull off the
road and park before using a hand-held
telephone.
It is essential to observe the telephone
manufacturer’s instructions before operating
the telephone.
Any portable telephone or radio transmitter which
is used in a Porsche must be properly installed in
accordance with the technical requirements of
Porsche.
The transmission power must not exceed
10 W.
The devices must possess a type approval for
your vehicle and have an “e” symbol.
If you should require equipment with transmission
power values greater than 10 W, please consult
your authorized Porsche dealer for this purpose.
They are familiar with the technical requirements
for installing devices of this kind.
The antennas for all radios and telephones with a
transmitting antenna must be externally mounted.
The improper installation of radios or telephones
or use of a radio or telephone with a transmitting
antenna inside the car may cause the warning
lights to come on.
Improper installation of such equipment can
create a discharged battery or excessive current
draw from added equipment.
If aftermarket systems are installed by nondealership technicians or outside the selling
dealer, problems may result. Installation of
aftermarket equipment is not covered under the
New Car Warranty.
Porsche Communication
Management (PCM)
f Consult your authorized Porsche dealer about
the installation of non-Porsche approved
equipment.
There is danger of accident if you set or
operate the on-board computer, radio,
navigation system, telephone or other
equipment when driving.
This could distract you from traffic and
cause you to lose control of the vehicle
resulting in serious personal injury or death.
Reception quality
The reception quality of your car telephone will
change constantly when you are driving.
Interference caused by buildings, landscape and
weather is unavoidable. It may become particularly difficult to hear when using the hands-free
function due to external noise such as engine and
wind noise.
Automatic car-wash
f Unscrew external antennas before using an
automatic car-wash.
Warning!
f Operate the components while driving only if
the traffic situation allows you to do so safely.
f Carry out any complicated operating or setting
procedures only with the vehicle stationary.
f If it is necessary to operate these components
while the vehicle is in motion, use the function
keys on the multi-functional steering wheel.
If the vehicle has been transported (e.g. ferry, car
train), the system may take a few minutes after
being switched on before it determines the current
location.
Serious tire slip (e.g. spinning wheels on snow)
may result in temporarily inaccurate navigation.
When the battery has been disconnected, it may
take up to 15 minutes before the navigation
system is operational once more.
Satellite radio
You must have the satellite radio activated before
you can put it into operation. You will need a
contract with a provider in order to use this radio.
f Refer to the separate radio operating
instructions before putting into operation.
f Refer to the separate operating instructions
before putting the PCM into operation.
When put into operation for the first time, a
distance of approx. 3 miles (5 km) must be driven
in order for the navigation system to complete the
process of fine calibration. The same applies
when the tires are changed (e.g. summer/winter
tires) or new tires fitted. Full location accuracy is
not yet achieved during the fine-calibration
process.
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Activating voice control
f Press button
.
An acoustic signal sounds and help text for
using the five most important voice commands
appears on the multi-function display in the
instrument panel.
Simply say the command.
For information on switching the help text on and
off on the multi-function display:
f Please see the chapter “DISPLAYING PCM
INFORMATION ON THE MULTI-FUNCTION
DISPLAY” on page 141.
iPod®, USB and AUX
®
Voice Control
The iPod , USB and AUX interfaces are located in
the storage compartment between the front
seats.
Porsche Communication Management (PCM) can
be operated by spoken commands using the voice
control system.
f Please refer to the chapter “External audio
source” in the separate PCM operating
instructions.
f Please refer to the chapter “VOICE CONTROL”
in the separate PCM operating instructions.
Note
Do not leave your iPod®, USB storage device or
an external audio source in the vehicle for
extended periods of time because extreme
ambient conditions (temperature fluctuations,
humidity) can occur in the vehicle.
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Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)
Starting
Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) is a seven-speed
transmission with an “automatic” and a “manual”
selection mode.
The engine can only be started using the car key
if the brake pedal is pressed and the selector lever
is in position P or N.
In automatic selection mode (selector-lever
position D), gear changing is automatic.
You can change temporarily from automatic to
manual mode using the shift buttons on the
steering wheel.
Driving off
f Only select the desired position for driving off
(D, M or R) when the engine is idling and the
brake pedal is pressed.
In manual selection mode (selector-lever
position M), you change gear using the shift
buttons on the steering wheel or with the PDK
selector lever.
f Since the vehicle crawls when in gear,
do not release the brake until you are ready
to drive off.
You can change between selector-lever
positions D and M as you wish while driving.
Driving off on hills
Note
f Take care not to operate the shift buttons on
the steering wheel inadvertently in either
automatic or manual mode, thereby triggering
undesired gear changes.
Changing the selector-lever position
The selector lever is blocked when the ignition is
switched off.
When the ignition is switched on, the selector lever
can be moved from position P and N only when
the release button is pressed, and when the brake
pedal is pressed.
The Drive-Off Assistant assists the driver when
driving off on hills. The vehicle is held on the slope
when the driver changes from the brake pedal to
the accelerator to facilitate driving off immediately
after the brake is released.
f Please see the chapter “HOLD FUNCTION:
DRIVE-OFF ASSISTANT AND STANDSTILL
MANAGEMENT” on page 206.
Release button
The release button (arrow) in the selector lever
prevents the gear from being changed
unintentionally.
The release button must be pressed when shifting
to position R or P.
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Action required:
If there is a fault in the transmission:
f Operate the footbrake and engage the
selector lever properly.
The “Gearbox emergency operation” warning in
yellow or red or the warning “Gearbox
temperature too high” appears on the multifunction display.
If the selector lever is inadvertently changed
from P or N into a gear (due to a fault or improper
use) without pressing the brake, this gear will also
"flash" on the display and no power transmission
will occur. To drive off, press the brake and move
the selector lever from P or N into the required
gear again.
Selector-lever position R or D flashes in the
instrument panel
Effects:
Display for selector-lever position and
engaged gear
When the engine is running, the display shows the
selector-lever position and engaged gear.
If the selector lever is between two positions
Effects:
– The corresponding selector-lever position on
the instrument panel flashes and the warning
“Press brake” or “Selector not engaged”
appears on the multi-function display.
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– No power transmission occurs.
The selector lever was engaged without
pressing the footbrake or only the reduced
driving program is available when the message
“Gearbox emergency operation” appears.
Action required:
f Press the footbrake and engage the required
selector-lever position again from P or N.
If reverse gear fails:
f Please see the chapter “REDUCED DRIVING
PROGRAM” on page 199.
f Please see the chapter “REDUCED DRIVING
PROGRAM” on page 199.
f Have the fault corrected immediately.
Please contact a qualified specialist workshop.
We recommend that you have an authorized
Porsche dealer to do this work as they have
trained workshop personnel and the necessary
parts and tools.
Selector-Lever Positions
D – Automatic selection mode
P – Parking lock
Select position D for “normal” driving. The gears
are shifted automatically according to the
accelerator position and speed.
f Engage parking lock only when the vehicle is
stationary.
If selector-lever position P is flashing in the
instrument panel, the parking lock is not
engaged. The vehicle can roll away.
Shift again from selector-lever position R to P.
f Activate the electric parking brake and then
engage the parking lock.
If selector-lever position P is flashing in the
instrument panel, the parking lock is not
engaged. The vehicle can roll away.
Shift again from selector-lever position R to P.
The ignition key can be removed only in selectorlever position P.
R – Reverse gear
f Select only if the vehicle is stationary and the
brake is applied.
N – Neutral (idling)
Selector-lever position N must be selected for
towing or in car washes, for example.
f Only select the desired position for driving off
(D, M or R) when the engine is idling and the
brake pedal is pressed.
Depending on the way the vehicle is driven
(economical, comfortable or sporty driving style)
and on the resistance (e.g. uphill), the gearchanging points are shifted towards higher or
lower engine-speed ranges.
The accelerator position, driving speed, engine
speed, longitudinal and lateral acceleration and
the road profile all have an influence on the gearchanging characteristic.
The PDK transmission temporarily changes to the
sportiest gear-changing map, i.e. to the highest
possible gear-changing points, if the accelerator
pedal is pressed quickly. The transmission
accordingly shifts down immediately by one or
two gears (temporary change-down).
The transmission no longer selects 7th gear
at high driving speeds.
“Sport” and “Sport Plus” Mode
Unwanted upshifts, e.g. when entering
bends, are prevented by swiftly releasing the
accelerator pedal.
“Sport” mode activated:
The PDK transmission switches to a sporty gearchanging map and shortens the shifting times.
A sporty driving style is recognized more quickly
and the gear-changing speeds are adapted to
driving performance.
Depending on lateral acceleration, upshifts on
bends are not made until the engine-speed limit
is reached.
Deceleration downshifts are initiated earlier.
Downshifts occur for small decelerations,
even at higher revs.
When you brake, and depending on the amount of
deceleration, the PDK transmission changes down
earlier.
For subsequent cornering, the right gear is
engaged when pressure is applied to the brakes
before the bend. The bend is taken in the right
gear, and when you accelerate out of the bend you
do not have to change down.
“Sport Plus” mode activated:
In “Sport Plus” mode, the PDK transmission
changes to a shift program designed for driving
on race circuits. 7th gear is not selected.
The gear-changing performance is enhanced
significantly again compared with “Sport” mode.
f Please see the chapter ““SPORT” AND “SPORT
PLUS” MODE” on page 212.
With a sporty driving style, downshifts are already
initiated when the brake pedal is touched lightly.
This further enhances a dynamic driving style.
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Driving off with Launch Control
Launch Control allows you to achieve maximum
acceleration from standstill.
Warning!
There is a risk of endangering other road
users if you use this Control in an improper
location or in a situation where other persons
might need to take evasive action due to the
rapid acceleration that this technology
permits.
Caution!
Stress on components increases
dramatically when starting with maximum
acceleration in comparison with “normal”
driving off. Use of Launch Control will
inevitably reduce the life of the engaged
engine and transmission components.
Preconditions:
– Launch Control should only be used when the
engine has reached operating temperature.
Launch Control is designed to be used in a
controlled environment on closed circuit driving
courses where no vehicle cross traffic or
pedestrian traffic is present.
– “Sport Plus” mode must be switched on
(indicator light on the button comes on and
“SPORT PLUS” appears on the multi-function
display).
f Use Launch Control only if conditions permit it
to be applied in a safe manner.
1. Press the brake with your left foot.
f Do not use Launch Control if there is a
possibility it could endanger other persons.
Such a possibility exists if you cannot see that
you have a clear road with no possibility of
cross traffic in your intended direction of
driving.
2. Quickly press the accelerator down fully
(kickdown activated) and hold it.
The engine speed will level off at
around 5,000 rpm on the Panamera S,
around 5,500 rpm on the Panamera 4S,
around 4,550 rpm on the Panamera Turbo.
“Launch Control active” appears on the
multi-function display.
3. Release the brake within a few seconds.
Remaining stationary for a long time with
“Launch Control active” can lead to
overloading of the transmission.
To protect the transmission, the engine power
is then reduced and the “Launch Control
active” process is cancelled.
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Shifting gears on the steering wheel
With the shift buttons on the steering wheel, you
can change temporarily from automatic selection
mode D to manual mode M.
For example:
– Shifting down before bends and on entering
built-up areas.
– Shifting down on downward slopes (engine
braking).
– Shifting down for brief spurts of acceleration.
The manual selection mode remains engaged:
– For cornering (depending on the lateral
acceleration) and overrunning.
– When the vehicle is stationary
(e.g. at a junction).
The system leaves manual selection mode:
– automatically after around 8 seconds
(unless cornering or overrunning),
– after driving off.
Kickdown
The kickdown function is active in selector-lever
positions D and M.
f For optimum acceleration, e.g. when
overtaking, press the accelerator pedal
beyond the full-throttle point (kickdown).
The transmission shifts down depending on
the speed of travel and engine speed.
Upshifts occur at the highest possible engine
speeds.
M – Manual selection mode
The currently engaged gear is retained when you
change from D to M.
Shifting up +
f Press the PDK selector lever or shift button on
the steering wheel forward.
If you change from M to D, the gear-changing map
suitable for your current driving style is selected
and the appropriate gear is selected.
The selector lever and the two shift buttons in the
upper steering-wheel spokes let you select the
seven forward gears comfortably and reliably.
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Shifting down –
f Pull the PDK selector lever or shift button on
the steering wheel back.
You can shift up or down by the corresponding
number of gears by quickly pressing or pulling the
shift buttons or selector lever several times in
succession.
The transmission can be shifted up or down by
several gears in succession by continuously
operating the selector lever or shift buttons.
You can shift up or down at any time depending
on driving speed and engine speed.
Gear changes that would exceed the upper or
lower engine-speed limit are not executed by the
control unit.
Upshift prompt for fuel-economy-optimised
driving
The consumption-oriented upshift indicator A in
the tachometer at the right beside the digital
speed display helps you to develop a fuel-saving
driving style.
The upshift indicator lights up - prompting you to
shift up to the next-higher gear - depending on the
selected gear, engine speed and accelerator
pedal position.
The upshift indicator is only active when “Sport” or
“Sport Plus” mode is switched off.
f Change to the next-higher gear when the
upshift indicator lights up.
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There is no automatic upshift at the upper enginespeed limit in selector-lever position M. Upshift
suppression can be cancelled by kickdown
operation. If, for example, the engine-speed limit
is reached during overtaking and an automatic
upshift does not occur, the transmission shifts up
in this case as a result of kickdown operation.
f Select an appropriately low gear on upward
and downward slopes.
This will ensure optimum use of engine power
and engine braking.
To shift up automatically at the upper enginespeed limit:
f Press the accelerator pedal beyond the fullthrottle point (kickdown).
Failure of the selector lever display on the
instrument panel
The warning “Gearbox emergency operation”
appears in red on the multi-function display.
Effect:
– No selector-lever position is displayed on
the instrument panel.
Vehicle can be driven only until it comes to
a stop.
Action required:
f It is not possible to continue driving. Stop the
vehicle immediately in a suitable place. Have
the vehicle towed to a qualified specialist
workshop.
f Please see the chapter “TOWING” on
page 316.
Stopping
Reduced driving program
f For a brief stop, e.g. at traffic lights, leave the
selector lever in drive position and hold the
vehicle with the brake pedal.
If there is a fault in the transmission
f Do not hold the vehicle on a slope using the
accelerator. Use the brake pedal or the
electric parking brake instead.
f Before leaving the vehicle, always apply the
electric parking brake and move the selector
lever to position P.
Parking
f Go easy on the accelerator!
f When parking or maneuvering in a small
space, control the speed by careful use of
the footbrake.
Driving in winter
In wintry road conditions, it is advisable to take
steep inclines in manual mode. This prevents gear
changes occurring that could cause wheel spin.
– Depending on priority, either the “Gearbox
emergency operation” warning in yellow or red
or the warning “Gearbox temperature too high”
will appear on the multi-function display.
“Gearbox emergency operation” warning in
yellow
Effects:
“Gearbox emergency operation” warning in red
Effect:
– Vehicle can be driven only until it comes to
a stop.
Action required:
f It is not possible to continue driving. Stop the
vehicle immediately in a suitable place. Have
the vehicle towed to a qualified specialist
workshop.
– Restricted gearshift comfort, reverse gear
may not function.
f Please see the chapter “TOWING” on
page 316.
Action required:
Warning “Gearbox temperature too high”
f Have the fault corrected immediately.
Please contact a qualified specialist workshop.
We recommend that you have an authorized
Porsche dealer to do this work as they have
trained workshop personnel and the necessary
parts and tools.
– Effects:
“Warning jerks” can be felt when driving off and
the engine power may be restricted.
Action required:
Do not hold the vehicle with the accelerator on
a hill, for example. Hold the vehicle with the
brake. Reduce engine load. Stop the vehicle in
a suitable place if possible. Allow the engine to
run in selector-lever position P or N until the
warning disappears.
Tow-starting, towing
f Please see the chapter “TOWING” on
page 316.
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PDK selector lever emergency release
In the event of an electronics failure, the PDK
selector lever can only be moved from selectorlever position P if an emergency release operation
has already been performed.
Note
If a selector lever emergency release was
performed, the vehicle must not be towed.
f Please see the chapter “TOWING” on
page 316.
f Secure the vehicle to prevent it from
rolling away.
1. Open the ashtray.
2. Remove the ashtray insert.
f Swivel the spring for locking the ashtray
approx. 20° to the left.
3. Close the ashtray lid approx. 45° and hold it
at that position.
4. Insert a screwdriver, for example, in through
the opening, which is now visible at the right
next to the spring, and press the release
button for the selector support down.
5. Press the selector lever release button and
move the selector lever out of position P.
The vehicle can now be moved.
6. To secure the vehicle, move the selector lever
to position P.
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Transmission and Chassis Control Systems
Your Porsche features a complex integrated system made up of all control systems acting in power transmission and in the chassis.
All control systems are networked with the aim of combining the best possible driving performance with maximum safety.
The following systems are involved, depending on equipment:
System/designation
Scope
PTM
Porsche Traction Management
– Active all-wheel drive with electronically regulated map-controlled multiple-disc clutch
PSM
Porsche Stability Management
– Driving stability control
– Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
– Brake system prefilling
– Brake booster (Hydraulic Brake Assist)
– Automatic brake differential (ABD)
– Anti-slip control (ASR)
– Engine drag torque control (MSR)
– HOLD function: standstill management
Air suspension
with level control and height adjustment
– Full load-bearing air-spring struts with integrated shock absorbers
PASM
Porsche Active Suspension Management
– Shock absorber system with adaptive, continuous shock absorber control
PDCC
Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control
– Active chassis control system to stabilise roll tendency of vehicle body when driving
– Height adjustment with Low Level setting in “Sport Plus” mode and High Level setting for
maneuvering
– Controlled rear differential lock
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Porsche Traction Management
(PTM)
Porsche Traction Management is an active allwheel control system designed to influence
longitudinal and lateral dynamics. It is closely
linked with the Porsche Stability Management
(PSM) system.
The permanently driven rear axle enhances the
vehicle’s sporty features. Drive power is
distributed fully variably to the front axle,
depending on the driving situation.
In conjunction with PSM, the PTM system ensures
perfect distribution of power among all four
wheels in every driving situation. This improves
traction and driving stability and ensures the same
high level of agility and dynamic response.
Warning!
In spite of the advantages of PTM and four-wheel
drive, it is still the driver’s responsibility to adapt
his driving style and maneuvers in line with road
and weather conditions, as well as the traffic
situation.
The increased safety that is provided should not
induce you to take greater risks with your safety.
The limits set by the physics of driving cannot be
overcome, even with PTM or four-wheel drive.
Risk of accidents due to inappropriate speed
cannot be reduced by PTM or four-wheel drive.
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Advantages of PTM
– Clearly perceptible improvement in traction,
driving stability and steering ability of the
vehicle.
– Vehicle is more manageable when driven at its
performance limits.
– Improved straight-ahead tracking and greater
stability.
– More sporty vehicle setup while making full use
of all the advantages of four-wheel drive.
– ASR and ABD further enhance traction for
all wheels.
For information on ASR and ABD:
f Please see the chapter “PORSCHE STABILITY
MANAGEMENT (PSM)” on page 202.
Porsche Stability Management
(PSM)
PSM is an active control system for stabilisation of
the vehicle during extreme driving maneuvers.
It operates together with the Porsche Traction
Management (PTM) system provided the vehicle is
fitted with the relevant equipment.
PSM makes use of both the ABD and ASR
systems, as well as the known functions of the
anti-lock brake system (ABS) and engine drag
torque control system (MSR).
Warning!
In spite of the advantages of PSM, it is still the
driver’s responsibility to adapt his driving style and
maneuvers in line with road and weather
conditions, as well as the traffic situation.
The increased safety that is provided should not
induce you to take greater risks with your safety.
The limits set by the physics of driving cannot be
overcome, even with PSM.
Risk of accidents due to inappropriate speed
cannot be reduced by PSM.
Advantages of PSM
Readiness for operation
– Best possible traction and lane-holding ability
in all driving situations – even on road surfaces
with varying friction.
PSM is switched on automatically every time you
start the engine.
– The system compensates for undesired
vehicle reactions (Ferraria effect) when the
driver releases the accelerator pedal or brakes
on bends. This compensation functions up to
the maximum lateral acceleration.
– PSM actively stabilises the vehicle if necessary
during dynamic driving maneuvers (e.g. rapid
steering movements, during lane changes, or
on alternating bends).
– Improved braking stability on bends and on
different or varying road surfaces.
– Improved brake function and shorter stopping
distance in the event of emergency braking.
The events below inform the driver of PSM control
operations and warn him to adapt his driving style
to the road conditions:
Function
– PSM warning light on the instrument panel
flashes.
Sensors at the wheels, brakes, steering system
and engine continuously measure:
– Hydraulic noises can be heard.
– Speed
– The vehicle decelerates and steering-wheel
forces are altered as PSM controls the brakes.
– Direction of travel (steering angle)
– Reduced engine power.
– Lateral acceleration
– The brake pedal pulsates and its position is
changed during braking.
In order to achieve full vehicle deceleration,
foot pressure must be increased after the
brake pedal has begun vibrating.
– Axial acceleration
– Rate of turn about the vertical axis
PSM uses these values to determine the direction
of travel desired by the driver.
PSM intervenes and corrects the course if the
actual direction of motion deviates from the
desired course (steering-wheel position):
It brakes individual wheels as required.
If necessary, PSM also influences the engine
power or the gear-changing characteristic of
Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) in order to
stabilise the vehicle.
Examples of PSM control operations
– If the “front wheels of the vehicle drift” on
a bend, the engine power is reduced and the
rear wheel on the inside of the bend is braked
if necessary.
– If the rear of the vehicle swings out on a bend,
the front wheel on the outside of the bend is
braked.
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– Brake system prefilling:
The brake system is prepared for possible
subsequent emergency braking if the
accelerator pedal is released suddenly and
quickly. The brake system is prefilled and the
brake pads are already applied gently to the
brake discs.
– Brake booster (Hydraulic Brake Assist):
In the event of an emergency braking operation
where the pedal force is insufficient, a brake
booster provides the braking pressure
necessary for maximum deceleration at all
4 wheels.
Combined operation of PSM and PTM
In order to ensure optimum stabilisation of the
vehicle, torque distribution between the front and
rear wheels is adapted and the rear differential
lock is controlled on vehicles with PDCC.
In the event of a PTM fault, PSM cannot be
switched off.
If PSM is switched off, it is switched on again
automatically.
Automatic brake differential (ABD)
The ABD system controls the front and rear axles
separately. If one wheel of an axle starts to spin,
it is braked so that the other wheel on the same
axle can be driven.
ABD recognizes different driving states, and it
features control strategies adapted to these
states. In situations in which little propulsive power
is required, such as when the vehicle moves off on
a level gravel surface, traction control already
becomes active at low engine speeds. If a large
amount of propulsive power is required, e.g. when
driving off on an uphill slope or for rapid
acceleration, the ABD system is adapted
accordingly.
Anti-slip control (ASR)
The anti-slip control system prevents the wheels
from spinning by adjusting the engine power,
thereby ensuring good lane-holding ability and
stable handling.
Engine drag torque control (MSR)
In conditions of excessive slip, the engine
drag torque control system prevents all driven
wheels from locking up when the vehicle is
overrunning. This is also the case for downshifts
on a slippery road.
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Switching off PSM
f Press button
for at least 1 second.
PSM is switched off after a short delay.
The indicator light on the button and the
PSM OFF warning light on the instrument
panel light up.
The warning “PSM off” appears on the
multi-function display in the instrument panel.
When you brake in the ABS control range,
the vehicle is stabilised even when PSM is
switched off.
One-sided spinning of the wheels is prevented,
even with PSM switched off.
PSM should always be switched on during
“normal” driving.
However, it may be a good idea to switch off PSM
temporarily in exceptional situations:
– On a loose surface and in deep snow.
– When “rocking the vehicle free”.
– When using snow chains.
Tip on driving
The vehicle retains its enhanced braking readiness
through prefilling of the brake system even when
PSM is switched off.
When PSM is switched off, wheel-specific brake
interventions and the anti-slip control system (ASR)
are also switched off.
The automatic brake differential (ABD) remains on.
Adaptive cruise control is deactivated when PSM
is switched off.
When PSM is switched off, the slip monitoring
function of Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) is also
deactivated.
Switching PSM back on
f Press button .
PSM is active immediately.
The indicator light on the button and the
PSM OFF warning light on the instrument
panel go out.
The message “PSM switched on” appears on
the multi-function display in the instrument
panel.
“Sport Plus” mode
A sportier setup is obtained when “Sport Plus”
mode is switched on.
PSM interventions occur later than in Normal
mode. The vehicle can be maneuvered with
greater agility at its performance limits, without
having to dispense with the assistance of PSM in
emergency situations. This helps to achieve
optimal lap times, particularly on race circuits and
on a dry road surface.
PSM warning light
– The PSM warning light on the instrument panel
lights up for a lamp check when the ignition is
switched on.
– The light indicates a control operation, even
when PSM is switched off, e.g. brake control in
the event of one-sided wheel spin.
– The light - in conjunction with the multi-function
display - indicates a fault.
The warning message “PSM failure” appears
on the multi-function display in the instrument
panel.
For information on warning messages on the multifunction display:
f Please see the chapter “OVERVIEW OF
WARNING MESSAGES” on page 152.
f Adapt your driving style according to the
changed conditions.
f Contact a qualified specialist workshop in
order to correct the fault. We recommend that
you have an authorized Porsche dealer to do
this work, as they have the trained workshop
personnel and the necessary parts and tools
for this type of work.
Towing
For information on towing:
f Please see the chapter “TOWING” on
page 316.
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HOLD function: Drive-Off Assistant and
standstill management
The HOLD function assists the driver when
stopping and driving off on upward slopes.
The vehicle is automatically prevented from rolling
back away from the desired direction of travel.
When the HOLD function is active, the function
light
on the instrument panel lights up.
When adaptive cruise control is operating
normally, the HOLD function holds the vehicle
following automatic braking until the vehicle is
actively held in a stationary position.
Notes on operation
The HOLD function is not available if the PDK
selector lever is in position N.
If the PDK selector lever is moved while the
HOLD function is active, the HOLD function is
deactivated.
If the driver’s seat belt is unbuckled and the
driver’s door is opened while the HOLD function is
active, the electric parking brake is activated
automatically.
For information on the electric parking brake:
f Please see the chapter “ELECTRIC PARKING
BRAKE” on page 171.
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Warning!
In spite of the advantages of the HOLD function, it
is still the driver’s responsibility to adapt his
driving style and maneuvers in line with road and
weather conditions, as well as the traffic situation.
The increased safety that is provided should not
induce you to take greater risks with your safety.
Caution!
If the vehicle comes to a stop on a steep
uphill gradient without operation of the
footbrake by the driver, this may result in a
certain roll-back before the vehicle is held by
the HOLD function. In this situation, the rollback can be reduced by operating the
footbrake.
f Assist holding of the vehicle by increasing the
brake force with the footbrake.
Brake pedal feels different. When adaptive
cruise control is operating normally or when
the HOLD function is active, the brake pedal
may feel different and you may hear
hydraulic noises.
This behavior is normal for the system.
It is not a fault.
Danger!
Risk of accidents. The limits set by physics of
driving cannot be overcome, even with HOLD
function. The responsibility for stopping and
driving off on uphill gradients is still the
driver’s, despite the HOLD function.
Assistance by the HOLD function is not
always guaranteed when stopping and
driving off on a slippery surface (e.g. on icy
or loose surfaces). In this case, the vehicle
can slip.
f Always adjust your driving style to the driving
conditions and vehicle load. Use the footbrake
if necessary.
If the Drive-Off Assistant is not functioning,
the driver cannot be assisted when driving
off on hills.
f Hold the vehicle with the footbrake.
ABS Brake System
(Anti-Lock Brake System)
Warning!
In spite of the advantages of ABS, it is still the
driver’s responsibility to adapt his driving style and
maneuvers in line with road and weather
conditions, as well as the traffic situation.
The increased safety that is provided should not
induce you to take greater risks with your safety.
The limits set by the physics of driving cannot be
overcome, even with ABS.
Risk of accidents due to inappropriate speed
cannot be reduced by ABS.
ABS ensures
– Full steering control
The vehicle remains steerable
– Good driving stability
No skidding due to locked wheels
– Optimum braking distance
Shorter stopping distance in most cases
– Prevention of wheel locking
No flat spots on the tires
Function
Warning light USA
The decisive advantage of ABS lies in the driving
stability and maneuverability of the vehicle in
hazardous situations.
Warning light Canada
ABS prevents locking of the wheels during full
braking, on almost all road surfaces, until just
before the vehicle stops.
ABS begins to control the braking process as
soon as a wheel shows a tendency to lock.
This controlled braking process is comparable
with extremely rapid cadence braking.
The pulsating brake pedal and a “juddering noise”
warn the driver to adapt his driving speed to the
road conditions.
f If full braking is necessary, press the brake
pedal fully during the whole braking operation,
even though the pedal is pulsating. Do not
reduce brake pressure.
If the ABS warning light lights up on the instrument
panel while the engine is running, the ABS has
switched off because of a fault.
The warning message “ABS failure” appears on
the multi-function display in the instrument panel.
For information on warning messages on the
multi-function display:
f Please see the chapter “OVERVIEW OF
WARNING MESSAGES” on page 152.
In this case, the brake system will operate without
lock prevention, as on vehicles without ABS.
f Adapt your driving style to the changed
braking behavior.
The ABS must be checked by your authorized
Porsche dealer in order to prevent the
occurrence of further faults with unpredictable
consequences.
Please contact a qualified specialist workshop.
We recommend that you have an authorized
Porsche dealer to do this work as they have
trained workshop personnel and the necessary
parts and tools.
The ABS control unit is adjusted for the approved
tire dimensions.
The use of tires with non-approved dimensions can
lead to different wheel speeds, causing ABS to
switch off.
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Porsche Active Suspension
Management (PASM)
Note on operation
The last selected chassis setup is stored in the
memory after the ignition is switched off.
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
optimised.
Warning message
The system automatically detects PASM faults and
displays them on the multi-function display in the
instrument panel.
Three different chassis setups can be selected at
the push of a button:
For information on warning messages on the
multi-function display:
– “PASM Comfort”
f Please see the chapter “OVERVIEW OF
WARNING MESSAGES” on page 152.
– “PASM Sport”
f Adapt your driving style according to the
changed conditions.
– “PASM Sport Plus”
Comfort mode ensures comfortable chassis
tuning.
The “PASM Sport” chassis setup offers very
sporty shock absorber tuning.
“PASM Sport Plus” mode offers particularly
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 you select
“PASM Comfort” (default setting).
– One indicator light comes on when you select
“PASM Sport”.
– Two indicator lights come on when you select
“PASM Sport Plus”.
In addition, the selected chassis setup is shown on
the multi-function display in the instrument panel
for approx. 4 seconds.
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f Contact a qualified specialist workshop in
order to correct the fault. We recommend that
you have an authorized Porsche dealer to do
this work, as they have the trained workshop
personnel and the necessary parts and tools
for this type of work.
Porsche Active Suspension
Management (PASM) with Air
Suspension and Level Control
In addition, the selected chassis setup is shown on
the multi-function display in the instrument panel
for approx. 4 seconds.
Note
PASM with air suspension is an active shock
absorber adjustment and ride height balancing
system. The adjustable damper system selects
the appropriate damping level for each wheel
according to the driving situation and driving
conditions. The level control system automatically
balances load changes and maintains a constant
ride height. Driving safety, agility and comfort are
optimised.
The mode cannot be changed if a door or the
tailgate is opened or when the engine is switched
off.
When the vehicle is stopped, the ride height may
be adjusted automatically in order to balance the
vehicle load.
High Level
Three different chassis setups can be selected at
the push of a button:
– “PASM Comfort”
The level control system allows you to raise the
vehicle in maneuvering mode by approx. 0.8 in.
(20 mm) compared with the normal level in order
to drive over curbs and ramps.
High Level can only be selected manually and at
speeds of less than approx. 20 mph (30 km/h).
– “PASM Sport”
Selecting the PASM mode
– “PASM Sport Plus”
1. Switch on ignition.
Comfort mode ensures comfortable chassis
tuning.
The “PASM Sport” chassis setup offers very
sporty shock absorber tuning.
“PASM Sport Plus” mode offers particularly sporty
shock absorber tuning (e.g. for driving on the race
circuit). The vehicle is also lowered by
approx. 1 in. (25 mm) compared with the normal
level and the spring rate is increased.
2. Start the engine.
Note
3. Press button
High Level must not be used on public roads since
the prescribed installation height of the reflectors
can be exceeded in High Level.
In addition to manual mode selection, PASM also
adjusts shock absorber tuning for either sporty
or comfort driving, depending on the driving
situation.
– Two indicator lights come on when you select
“PASM Sport Plus”.
(repeatedly).
On the button:
– No indicator light comes on when you select
“PASM Comfort” (default setting).
– One indicator light comes on when you select
“PASM Sport”.
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Switching level control on and off
Automatic level control must be switched off
when driving onto a lifting platform or when
raising one wheel.
For information on jacking up the vehicle:
2. Start the engine.
3. Press button
.
When High Level is selected, the indicator light
on the button lights up.
The message “High Level selected” appears
on the multi-function display.
Note on operation
The last selected level is stored in the memory
after the ignition is switched off. The level control
system automatically switches from High Level at
a speed of approx. 20 mph (30 km/h).
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Warning message
The system automatically detects PASM faults and
displays them on the multi-function display in the
instrument panel.
Switching off level control
For information on warning messages on the
multi-function display:
2. Press and hold button
for
approximately 10 seconds.
The message “Control off” appears on the
multi-function display in the instrument panel.
1. Switch on ignition.
Level control is switched on automatically at
a speed of more than approx. 4 mph (7 km/h).
f Please see the chapter “RAISING VEHICLES
WITH A LEVEL CONTROL SYSTEM” on
page 290.
1. Switch on ignition.
Selecting High Level
Notes
f Please see the chapter “OVERVIEW OF
WARNING MESSAGES” on page 152.
f Adapt your driving style according to the
changed conditions.
Switching on level control
f Contact a qualified specialist workshop in
order to correct the fault. We recommend that
you have an authorized Porsche dealer to do
this work, as they have the trained workshop
personnel and the necessary parts and tools
for this type of work.
1. Lower the vehicle.
Note
2. Switch on ignition.
If vehicles with air suspension are left stationary
for several weeks, the ride height can be reduced.
The vehicle automatically re-adjusts to the correct
ride height when you start the engine. This can
take several minutes, depending on the operating
state. Ground clearance is reduced at this time.
Note
Level control can only be switched off when the
vehicle is stationary.
3. Press and hold button
for
approximately 10 seconds.
The message “Control on” appears on the
multi-function display in the instrument panel.
Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control
(PDCC)
Function
The Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC)
system used on vehicles with air suspension is
a system for roll stabilisation of the vehicle body
when driving.
Driving comfort and driving safety are improved
by active intervention of the anti-roll bars on the
front and rear axles. Vehicle balance and agility
are optimised.
No separate controls are available for the PDCC
system.
When you select a chassis setup in Porsche Active
Suspension Management (PASM) with air
suspension and level control, the PDCC system
automatically activates the corresponding on-road
driving program.
Warning message
Checking hydraulic fluid
The warning message “Fault PDCC” or “PDCC
failure” appears on the multi-function display in the
instrument panel if there is a system fault.
The hydraulic fluid is checked and changed
regularly as part of servicing.
For information on warning messages on the
multi-function display:
f Please see the chapter “EXERCISE EXTREME
CAUTION WHEN WORKING ON YOUR VEHICLE”
on page 252.
f Please see the chapter “OVERVIEW OF
WARNING MESSAGES” on page 152.
For information on maintenance:
f Adapt your driving style according to the
changed conditions.
f Contact a qualified specialist workshop in
order to correct the fault. We recommend that
you have an authorized Porsche dealer to do
this work, as they have the trained workshop
personnel and the necessary parts and tools
for this type of work.
For information on selecting a chassis setup:
f Please see the chapter “PORSCHE ACTIVE
SUSPENSION MANAGEMENT (PASM) WITH AIR
SUSPENSION AND LEVEL CONTROL” on
page 209.
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“Sport” and “Sport Plus” Mode
f Please see the chapter ““SPORT” AND “SPORT
PLUS” MODE” on page 195.
Function
– The electronic accelerator pedal reacts
sooner, and the engine is more responsive to
throttle inputs. When Sport mode is switched
on and the vehicle is travelling at a speed of
less than 25 mph (40 km/h), this function is
activated only after the driver has floored the
accelerator pedal or released it briefly.
The selectable chassis settings mean that the
vehicle can offer various modes for a sportier
overall setup.
When “Sport” or “Sport Plus” mode is selected, all
the vehicle’s control systems are intentionally
shifted towards greater agility and driving
performance:
– PASM (Porsche Active Suspension
Management) is automatically changed to
“PASM Sport” or “PASM Sport Plus” mode,
resulting in a stiffer suspension setup.
The vehicle switches to Low Level in “PASM
Sport Plus” mode.
f Please see the chapter “PORSCHE ACTIVE
SUSPENSION MANAGEMENT (PASM)” on
page 208.
– Just like PASM, PDCC is switched to the
corresponding “Sport” or “Sport Plus” mode,
whereby the rolling movements of the vehicle
are reduced further, depending on the
selected mode.
f Please see the chapter “PORSCHE DYNAMIC
CHASSIS CONTROL (PDCC)” on page 211.
– The PDK transmission switches to a sporty
gear-changing map and shortens the gear
shifting times when Sport mode is activated.
Gear changes take place faster.
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– The rpm limiter characteristic is “harder”.
In other words: the engine is immediately
throttled when the performance limits are
reached (only in manual selection mode on
vehicles with PDK).
– The turbo overboost briefly increases the
engine boost pressure in the engine speed
range from 2,500 rpm to approx. 4,000 rpm.
As a result, torque in this speed range is
increased by 70 Nm (52 ftlb.). This
considerably improves acceleration and
flexibility, particularly in the medium engine
speed range. This does not affect the
maximum power. Quickly flooring the
accelerator pedal activates turbo overboost
in the engine control system. Overboost has
an effective operating time of approx.
10 seconds. After this time, it can be reactivated by quickly flooring the accelerator
pedal again.
– PSM (Porsche Stability Management) control is
more sporty in “Sport Plus” mode. PSM
interventions are later than in Normal mode.
The driver can maneuver the vehicle with
greater agility at its performance limits,
without having to dispense with the assistance
of PSM in emergency situations. This helps to
achieve optimal lap times, particularly on race
circuits with a dry road surface.
f Please see the chapter “PORSCHE STABILITY
MANAGEMENT (PSM)” on page 202.
– Adaptive cruise control regulates speed and
distance more dynamically.
– The Auto Start Stop function is deactivated.
f Please see the chapter “AUTO START STOP
FUNCTION” on page 169.
– The rear spoiler extends earlier and retracts
later (“Sport Plus” mode only).
f Please see the chapter “RETRACTABLE REAR
SPOILER” on page 214.
– The system switches from High Level.
f Please see the chapter “HIGH LEVEL” on
page 209.
“Sport”/“Sport Plus” and
“PASM Sport”/“PASM Sport Plus” mode
Switching “Sport” or “Sport Plus” mode on and off
simultaneously activates and deactivates the
corresponding PASM mode (“PASM Sport” or
“PASM Sport Plus”).
The PASM mode can be switched manually if you
want to use the characteristics of “Sport” or
“Sport Plus” mode, but prefer a more comfortable
chassis setup.
Switching “Sport” mode on and off
Switching “Sport Plus” mode on and off
f Press button
.
When “Sport” mode is switched on, the
indicator light on the button lights up.
The word “SPORT” appears on the digital
speedometer.
f Press button
.
When “Sport Plus” mode is switched on, the
indicator light on the button lights up.
The words “SPORT PLUS” appear on the digital
speedometer.
A sporty gear-changing map is enabled and the
gear shifting times are shorter for the PDK
transmission.
A sporty driving style is recognized more quickly
and the gear-changing speeds are adapted to
driving performance.
Braking downshifts are initiated earlier. Downshifts
occur for small decelerations, even at higher revs.
In "Sport Plus" mode, the PDK transmission
changes to a shift program designed for driving
on race circuits. 7th gear is not selected.
The gear-changing performance is enhanced
significantly again compared with Sport mode.
f Press button (repeatedly).
The indicator light for the selected chassis
setup on the button lights up.
In addition, the selected chassis setup is
shown on the multi-function display in the
instrument panel for approx. 4 seconds.
For information on PASM:
f Please see the chapter “PORSCHE ACTIVE
SUSPENSION MANAGEMENT (PASM)” on
page 208.
The turbo overboost function (brief torque
increase at full throttle) is activated on vehicles
with the Sport Chrono Turbo package.
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Warning messages
The warning message “Sport mode error”
appears on the multi-function display in the
instrument panel in the event of a fault.
For information on warning messages on the
multi-function display:
f Please see the chapter “OVERVIEW OF
WARNING MESSAGES” on page 152.
Note
After the ignition is switched off, Sport mode is
automatically reset to Normal mode.
f Please see the chapter “PORSCHE ACTIVE
SUSPENSION MANAGEMENT (PASM)” on
page 208.
f Please see the chapter “PORSCHE DYNAMIC
CHASSIS CONTROL (PDCC)” on page 211.
Sports Exhaust System
Switching on and off
The sports exhaust system can be switched to
a sound-optimised mode when the ignition is
switched on.
f Press button
.
When the sports exhaust system is switched
on, the indicator light on the button lights up.
Retractable Rear Spoiler
The rear spoiler improves driving stability at high
speeds and reduces fuel consumption at low
speeds.
Vehicles with a turbo engine have an enhanced
rear spoiler with a larger aerodynamically
effective spoiler surface thanks to additional flaps.
Automatic mode
Automatic extension and retraction of the rear
spoiler depends on various conditions.
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“Sport Plus” mode deactivated
The rear spoiler extends automatically:
– to position A at approx. 55 mph (90 km/h).
– to position B at approx. 130 mph (205 km/h).
The rear spoiler retracts automatically:
– from position B to position A at approx.
110 mph (180 km/h).
– from position A to the end position at
approx. 40 mph (60 km/h).
Additional rear spoiler position on vehicles
without a turbo engine
The rear spoiler also moves to an intermediate
position between A and B when extended at
speeds of between approx. 100 mph (160 km/h)
and 130 mph (205 km/h) and when retracted at
speeds of between approx. 110 mph (180 km/h)
and 90 mph (145 km/h).
“Sport Plus” mode activated
The rear spoiler extends straight to position B at
approx. 55 mph (90 km/h).
The rear spoiler retracts from position B straight
to the end position at approx. 40 mph (60 km/h).
If the automatic control system fails, the warning
message “Spoiler failure” appears on the multifunction display.
For information on warning messages on the
multi-function display:
f Please see the chapter “OVERVIEW OF
WARNING MESSAGES” on page 152.
Warning!
Risk of accidents if the “Spoiler failure”
warning appears. Driving stability will be
adversely affected if the rear spoiler retracts
or fails to extend. This is due to increased
rear axle lift at higher speeds. The rear axle
will tend to lift, reducing the road holding
characteristics of the car in higher-speed
turns.
f Adapt your driving style and speed to the
changed driving behavior.
f Have the fault corrected.
Please contact a qualified specialist workshop.
We recommend that you have an authorized
Porsche dealer to do this work as they have
trained workshop personnel and the necessary
parts and tools.
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.
The rear spoiler does not retract fully in
manual mode.
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Extending the rear spoiler manually
f Press button
briefly.
The rear spoiler extends to position A.
The indicator light on the button lights up.
The rear spoiler is in manual mode.
Retracting a manually extended rear spoiler
f when the vehicle is stationary
Press and hold button
until the rear
spoiler has reached its end position.
The indicator light on the button goes out.
The rear spoiler is in automatic mode.
f at speeds of up to approx. 55 mph
(90 km/h)
Press button
.
The rear spoiler retracts and the indicator light
on the button goes out.
The rear spoiler is in automatic mode.
f at speeds of more than approx. 55 mph
(90 km/h)
Press button
.
The rear spoiler remains extended and the
indicator light on the button goes out.
The rear spoiler is in automatic mode.
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“Sport Plus” mode deactivated
Warning!
The rear spoiler extends automatically from
position A to position B at approx. 130 mph
(205 km/h).
Risk of injury during manual retraction or
extension of the rear spoiler when the vehicle
is stationary.
The rear spoiler retracts automatically from
position B to position A at approx. 110 mph
(180 km/h).
f Make sure that no persons or objects are
within the range of movement of the rear
spoiler.
“Sport Plus” mode activated
Risk of damage from pushing the vehicle by
the spoiler.
The rear spoiler extends automatically from
position A to position B at approx. 55 mph
(90 km/h).
The rear spoiler retracts automatically from
position B to position A at approx. 40 mph
(60 km/h).
f Do not push the vehicle at the rear spoiler.
Storage, Luggage Compartment and Roof Transport System
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Drinks Holder/Cupholder ............................ 221
Front Ashtray ............................................. 224
Rear Ashtray.............................................. 224
Cigarette Lighter ........................................ 225
Refrigerated box in the rear of the vehicle .... 226
Folding Rear Seats Forward and Returning
to Upright Position ..................................... 226
Luggage Compartment............................... 227
Stowing Loads ........................................... 228
Luggage Compartment Cover ..................... 229
Fixed Luggage Compartment Cover............. 231
Ski Bag ..................................................... 231
Roof Transport System............................... 232
Loading Information.................................... 236
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Storage
Warning!
Risk of injury during braking, rapid direction
changes or in an accident.
f Do not transport items of luggage or objects
unsecured in the passenger compartment.
Storage options
There are various storage options available,
depending on the vehicle equipment:
– Glove box with pen and paper holder.
– In the front and rear armrests.
– In the door panels.
f Do not transport any heavy objects in open
storage trays.
– In the center console, front and rear.
f Always keep the covers of the storage trays
closed while driving.
– Clothes hooks on the rear grab handles.
f Always protect the passenger compartment
with a luggage compartment cover.
– On the back of the front seat backrests.
– Under the luggage compartment floor.
– In the front and rear cupholders.
Note on operation
An unsecured or incorrectly positioned load can
slip out of place or endanger the vehicle
occupants during braking, direction changes or
in accidents.
For information on stowing loads and luggage:
f Please see the chapter “STOWING LOADS” on
page 228.
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Glove box
Warning!
Risk of injury by the glove box lid in case of
an accident.
f Keep the glove box closed while driving.
The glove box contains a drawer for storing the
vehicle folder and a holder for clipping in a pen.
Opening
f Pull the latch handle and open the lid.
Closing
f Always lock the latch handle with the
emergency key to secure the contents from
unauthorized access.
Cooled glove box
The glove box can be cooled if necessary.
Cooled air is directed into the glove box via
a separate air vent.
For information on cooling the glove box:
f Please see the chapter “COOLED GLOVE BOX”
on page 83.
Storage tray in the armrest between the
front seats
Opening
f Press the button (arrow) on the passenger’s
side of the armrest.
The lid pops up automatically.
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Storage tray in the rear center console
Storage tray in the rear armrest
Lower storage compartment in the large center console
Opening
An storage tray is located in the armrest.
Storage trays in the large center console
in the rear of the vehicle
f Slide the lid sideways to the left or right at the
handle recess.
Opening the storage tray in the armrest
1. Fold armrest down fully.
2. Press the button (arrow) and lift the lid.
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Opening lower storage compartment
f Press the release button and lift the lid.
Upper storage compartment in the large center console
Opening upper storage compartment
f Press the release button (arrow) and fold
down the lid.
Note on operation
The shelf in the upper storage compartment can
be folded upwards to increase the storage space.
Storage compartment under the luggage
compartment floor
There is additional storage space under the
luggage compartment floor, depending on the
vehicle equipment.
Lifting the luggage compartment floor
Drinks Holder/Cupholder
You can place drinks in the cupholder.
Warning!
Risk of scalding and damage due to
spilling drinks.
f Pull the luggage compartment floor at the
handle recess and lift it up.
f Only use cupholder when safe to do so.
For information on the luggage compartment:
f Never put overfull containers in the cupholder.
f Please see the chapter “STOWING LOADS” on
page 228.
f Only use containers that fit.
f Do not use with hot drinks.
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Opening the front cupholder
2. Press the symbol for the required cupholder.
Note
3. Close the panel in the middle.
f Keep the cupholder above the glove box
closed while driving.
The cupholders can be adjusted to fit larger
containers.
1. Press the cupholder panel.
The panel opens.
Pulling cupholder out
1. Pull out the holder (arrow).
2. Insert a cup/container.
3. Carefully slide the holder inwards to adjust it to
the size of the cup/container.
Folding cupholder in
1. Push cupholder drawer in.
2. Open the panel in the middle.
3. Fold the cupholder in and engage it.
4. Close the panel in the middle.
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Opening the rear cupholder
Cupholder in the center console
Cupholder between the seats
Another cupholder is located under the cover flap
in the front of the rear center console.
A cupholder is located in the storage tray in the
center console between the rear seats.
f Slide the lid sideways to the left or right at the
handle recess.
f Fold up the additional cupholder support to
accommodate large cups/containers.
f Press briefly on the cupholder lid.
The lid opens automatically.
Cupholder in the large center console in the
rear of the vehicle
A cupholder is located at the front of the large
center console or at the rear if the relevant vehicle
equipment is fitted.
f Press briefly on the cupholder lid.
The lid opens automatically.
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Emptying
2. Press the front ashtray insert forward slightly.
The ashtray insert snaps out and can be
removed.
f After emptying the ashtray, replace the insert
and push it down until it clicks into place.
Front Ashtray
Warning!
Rear Ashtray
Warning!
Danger of fire.
Danger of fire.
f Never use ashtray for waste paper disposal as
it could pose a fire hazard.
f Never use ashtray for waste paper disposal as
it could pose a fire hazard.
Opening
Opening ashtrays in the doors
1. Press briefly on the ashtray lid.
The lid opens automatically.
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f Press briefly on the ashtray lid.
Emptying ashtrays in the doors
1. Open the ashtray lid and carefully press it up.
The insert pops up slightly.
2. Remove the insert and empty it.
Front cigarette lighter
Rear cigarette lighter
Cigarette Lighter
Using front and rear cigarette lighters
Warning!
Danger of fire and burning. The cigarette
lighter is ready for use regardless of the
ignition lock position
f Do not leave children in the vehicle unattended.
f Never touch the heating element or sides of
the lighter.
f Press briefly on the ashtray lid in the front
center console or slide the ashtray lid in the
rear center console sideways to the left or
right at the handle recess.
3. Press the lighter into the receptacle. When the
element is red hot, the lighter will jump back to
its initial position.
f Only hold the heated lighter by the knob.
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Folding rear seats forward
On vehicles with automatically controlled
four-zone air conditioning:
f Press the safety button
in the driver’s door
armrest before folding the rear seats forward.
The indicator light on the button lights up.
The control panel on the rear center console
and the power window buttons on the rear
doors will not function.
Pressing the buttons unintentionally will not
change any settings.
1. Move front seats forward.
2. Press the release handle A on the seat
backrest and fold the backrest forward.
Refrigerated box in the rear of the
vehicle
Folding Rear Seats Forward and
Returning to Upright Position
The refrigerated box in the rear of the vehicle
consists of a compressor-operated refrigerated
box between the rear seats.
The rear seats are divided and can be folded
forward individually to make the luggage
compartment bigger.
For information on the refrigerated box:
The pass-through facility between the rear seats
can also be folded forward, depending on the
vehicle equipment.
f Please see the separate operating instructions
for the refrigerated box.
Opening the refrigerated box
f Press the button (arrow) on the refrigerated
box lid and fold down the lid.
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Adjusting rear seats to vertical position
Luggage Compartment
Tie-down rings
f Make sure that the seat belts are not trapped.
Fold up the backrest until it locks with an
audible click.
The red control stud B must be lowered
completely.
The maximum permissible load on the loadspace
floor in the luggage compartment is 200 kg. The
weight must be distributed evenly over the entire
luggage compartment floor.
The load can be secured in the luggage
compartment to prevent it from slipping by
fastening tie-down straps to the tie-down rings.
Warning!
Risk of injury. The rear seat back rest must
be kept locked when driving. When you
brake or in the event of an accident, objects
can slide into the passenger compartment
and endanger the occupants.
f Always lock rear-seat backrests securely.
For information on stowing loads and luggage:
f Please see the chapter “STOWING LOADS” on
page 228.
Opening/closing the luggage
compartment floor
f Make sure that all rings are equally loaded
when securing a load.
Note on operation
The tie-down rings are not designed to restrain
a heavy load in an accident.
f Fold the luggage compartment floor up or
down using the handle (arrow).
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Stowing Loads
Danger!
Danger of injury. An unsecured or incorrectly
positioned load can slip out of place or
endanger the vehicle occupants during
braking, direction changes or in accidents.
Never transport objects that are not secured.
f Always transport loads in the luggage
compartment, never in the passenger
compartment (e.g. on or in front of the seats).
f Support the load against the seat backrests
wherever possible. Always lock the backrests
into place.
f Only transport heavy objects with the rear seat
backrests upright and engaged.
f Place the load behind unoccupied seats
whenever possible.
f Stow heavy objects as far forward as possible
on the floor, with lightweight objects behind
them.
f If the rear seats are not occupied, the
backrests can be additionally secured with the
seat belts. Simply cross the outer seat belts
and insert each into the opposite buckle.
f Make sure that the load cannot damage the
heating filaments and the TV antenna in the
rear window.
Tie-down belts
f Do not use elastic belts or straps to tie
down a load.
f Do not route belts and straps over
sharp edges.
f Observe the directions for use and information
for the tie-down equipment.
f Use only belts with a tear strength of at least
1543 lbs (700 kg) and a maximum width of
1 in. (25 mm).
f Cross the belts over the load.
f Never load the vehicle higher than the top
edge of the seat backrest.
f Always protect the passenger compartment
with a luggage compartment cover. Do not
drive with objects on top of the luggage
compartment cover.
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Driving
f Vehicle handling changes depending on the
vehicle load. Adapt your driving style to the
changed driving behavior.
f Do not exceed the maximum gross weight
and axle load.
This information can be found under “Technical
data” in this Owner’s Manual:
f Please see the chapter “WEIGHTS” on
page 328.
f Never drive with the tailgate open. Exhaust
gases can enter the passenger compartment.
f Adapt the tire pressure to the load.
After you change the tire pressure, you must
also update the setting for Tire Pressure
Monitoring.
For information on setting Tire Pressure
Monitoring on the multi-function display:
f Please see the chapter “OVERVIEW OF
WARNING MESSAGES” on page 152.
Information on tire pressures for partially and fully
loaded vehicles can be found under “Technical
data” in this Owner’s Manual:
f Please see the chapter “TIRE PRESSURE FOR
COLD TIRES (68 °F/20 °C)” on page 326.
Luggage Compartment Cover
Warning!
Risk of injury. In the event of braking,
direction changes or in an accident, objects
can slide into the passenger compartment
and endanger the occupants.
f Do not place objects on the retractable
luggage compartment cover or on the fixed
luggage compartment cover.
Retractable luggage compartment cover
Luggage can be protected against prying eyes
with the retractable luggage compartment cover.
f Always pull out the retractable luggage
compartment cover when transporting objects
in the luggage compartment.
The retractable luggage compartment cover is
not designed to carry objects.
Pulling out retractable luggage
compartment cover
1. Pull out the retractable cover.
2. Engage the cover on the tailgate at the left.
3. Pull the cover to the right using the grab
handles and engage it.
The retractable cover will center itself.
Retracting retractable luggage
compartment cover
f Disengage the retractable luggage
compartment cover from the guides on the
tailgate and carefully guide it back into the
retractor roller.
Removing retractable luggage
compartment cover with fold-away rear
roller blind
f Fold rear seat backrests forward.
1. Press both release buttons A.
The buttons can be reached from the
passenger compartment.
2. Slide the movable end cap on the right side
of the vehicle inwards.
3. Remove the retractable cover holder by
moving it towards the passenger
compartment.
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Installing retractable luggage
compartment cover with fold-away rear
roller blind
Removing retractable luggage
compartment cover without fold-away
rear roller blind
f Fold rear seat backrests forward.
f Fold rear seat backrests forward.
1. Insert the retractable cover holder from the
passenger compartment on the left side of the
vehicle into the mounting point.
1. Press the release button.
2. Slide the movable end cap inwards and insert
it into the mounting point at the left.
The end caps will move out automatically.
2. Slide the end cap inwards.
3. Remove the retractable cover holder by
moving it towards the passenger
compartment.
The release buttons A must pop out perceptibly
with an audible click.
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Installing retractable luggage
compartment cover without fold-away
rear roller blind
1. Insert the retractable cover holder into the
mounting point at the right from the rear seat.
2. Make sure that the release button is pressed.
3. Slide the end cap inwards.
4. Insert the retractable cover holder at the left
and let the end cap go.
The release button engages automatically.
Using the ski bag
1. Pack one to max. two pairs of skis
(max. 17 kg) in the ski bag with the tips of
the skis facing forward.
The zipper must be facing the rear of the
vehicle.
2. Close the zipper on the ski bag.
3. Tighten the closing belt on the ski bag
securely.
Make sure that the closing belt goes all the
way around the skis ahead of where the skis
are secured in direction of travel.
4. Pass the ski bag through between the rear
seats or fold the right seat backrest forward.
Fixed Luggage Compartment
Cover
The fixed luggage compartment cover is
a movable fixture engaged behind the rear seats
at the left and right.
It can be disengaged and removed as required.
Disengaging fixed luggage compartment
cover at the tailgate
f Press fixing clips C together in the tailgate and
pull them out in a downward direction.
Ski Bag
Skis can be transported safely and without
damaging the passenger compartment using
the ski bag.
Notes
f Read the packaging and fitting instructions
on the ski bag.
f Fold up the ski bag only when it is dry.
5. Place the ski bag in the middle of the luggage
compartment with the tips of the skis facing
forward in direction of travel.
The zip is facing backwards.
6. Hook the spring hooks on the side tension
straps on the ski bag into the tie-down rings at
the left and right.
7. Tighten the side tension straps on the ski bag
securely at the left and right.
Stowing the ski bag
f Pack the ski bag into the gear bag and stow it
behind the luggage net at the left or right of the
luggage compartment.
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Roof Transport System
A roof transport system can be fitted on the
vehicle for transporting awkward objects.
Various objects can be transported safely and
securely using the roof transport system and
additional attachments, e.g. ski rack, bicycle rack,
surfboard rack, roof box or snowboard holder.
f Only use roof transport systems that have
been tested and approved by Porsche. It is not
possible to fit commercially available roof rack
systems.
Danger!
Risk of accidents if the vehicle loses its roof
transport system due to excessive speed or
improper loading.
f Check the roof transport system and
attachments before every journey and at
regular intervals during a long journey to
ensure that they are fitted correctly and
securely. Tighten all fastening screws again.
f Adjust your driving style accordingly by
maintaining a reasonable speed and slowing
hour vehicle turns.
f Do not drive at a speed of more than
80 mph (130 km/h) when the roof transport
system is fitted and loaded.
f Do not drive at a speed of more than
110 mph (180 km/h) when the roof transport
system is fitted but not loaded. Obey all traffic
laws.
f Load the roof transport system so that the
load does not protrude over the sides of the
roof transport system.
Never load the roof transport system wider
than the width of the vehicle.
f Position the center of gravity of the load as low
as possible with respect to the roof transport
system and distribute the load evenly over the
load area.
f Secure the load so that it will not move during
the journey.
Do not use elastic rubber tensioners.
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Caution!
Washing the vehicle in a car wash or failure
to observe the overall vehicle height or the
maximum permitted gross weight can
damage the vehicle or roof transport system.
f Remove the complete roof transport system
before washing the vehicle in a car wash.
f Check the overall vehicle height with the roof
transport system fitted before driving into
multi-storey car parks, garages, underground
garages and tunnels.
f Do not exceed the maximum roof load,
maximum vehicle weight and maximum
axle loads.
For information on maximum permitted loads and
weights:
f Please see the chapter “WEIGHTS” on
page 328.
f Do not exceed the maximum permitted roof
transport system load of 70 kg.
f If you are not using the roof transport system,
remove it completely from the vehicle in order
to save fuel and reduce noise.
ABCDEF-
Front carrier, long
Rear carrier, short
Cover trims
Torque wrench
Roof channel protectors
Key
Fitting the roof transport system
When fitting the roof transport system for the first
time, the front and rear carrier must be adjusted
according to the width of the vehicle.
Roof channel protectors can also be secured to
the vehicle when fitting the roof transport system
for the first time. These protectors make it easier
to fit the roof transport system and protect the
fastening recesses in the roof rails from damage.
1. Open the cover flap on the roof rails.
2. Unscrew plastic screws from the retaining
threads.
f Make sure not to lose the plastic screws.
Note
When you have removed the roof transport
system, the plastic screws can be screwed back
into the retaining threads to prevent dirt from
getting into the threads.
3. Position the long carrier A at the front and
the short carrier B at the rear loosely on the
fastening recesses.
f Fastening screws on the carriers must not
protrude underneath as this would damage
the vehicle.
f Make sure that the carriers are aligned in
accordance with the specifications on the
stickers on the underside of the carriers.
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4. Remove the handle of the torque wrench D.
5. Loosen screws on the underside of
the carriers using the short side of the
torque wrench.
The carriers can be adjusted to fit the width
of the vehicle.
f Once you have adjusted the width of the
carriers, tighten the screws again using the
short side of the torque wrench.
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6. Lift up the carriers slightly and fit roof channel
protectors E into the mounts on the underside
of the carriers.
7. Remove protective film from the bonding areas
of the roof channel protectors.
f Check that the fastening recesses on the
roof rails are perfectly clean and free of
dust and grease.
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8. Carefully fit the carriers into the fastening
recesses.
The roof channel protectors E are bonded
permanently into the fastening recesses.
These protect the paintwork in the fastening
recesses during repeated fitting of the roof
transport system and make fitting easier.
9. Unlock the cover flaps with the key.
10.Fold the cover flaps up fully.
11.Tighten the fastening screws on the
carriers using the torque wrench F until the
arrow markings on the torque wrench are
perfectly aligned.
12.Fold the cover flaps on the carriers down
fully and slide the desired attachment into
the carriers.
13.Cut the cover trims C to size and slide them
sideways into the carriers or press them into
the carriers from above to protect from
moisture and dirt.
14.Lock the cover flaps.
Repeated fitting of the roof transport system
Steps 5 to 7 can be omitted when the roof
transport system is fitted on the same vehicle
again.
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Loading Information
The load capacity coefficient (e.g. “106”) is a
minimum requirement. For more information:
Definitions
f Please see the chapter “INSCRIPTION ON
RADIAL TIRE” on page 288.
The rear-axle load is the vehicle weight on the
rear axle plus the weight of the transported load.
The Curb weight - actual weight of your vehicle vehicle weight including standard and optional
equipment, fluids, and emergency tools. This
weight does not include passengers and cargo.
The Gross Vehicle Weight is the sum of the curb
weight and the weight of passengers and cargo
combined.
The Gross Vehicle Weight Rating is the
maximum total weight of vehicle, passengers,
luggage, hitch, trailer tongue load and optional
equipment.
The Gross Axle Weight Rating is the maximum
load limit for the front or the rear axle. This
information is located on the safety comliance
sticker located in the driver’s side door jamb.
For determining the compatibility of the tire and
vehicle load capabilities:
f Please see the chapter “TIRES AND WHEELS”
on page 280.
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The Gross Combined Weight Rating is the
maximum total weight rating of vehicle,
passengers and cargo.
The Vehicle Capacity Weight - Load Limit - is
the maximum total weight limit specified of the
load (passengers and cargo) for the vehicle. This
is the maximum weight of passengers and cargo
that can be loaded into the vehicle. This information can be found on the tire pressure plate.
The maximum loaded vehicle weight is the
sum of curb weight, accessory weight, vehicle
capacity weight and production options weight.
The load rating is the maximum load that a tire
is rated to carry for a given inflation pressure.
The maximum load rating is the load rating for
a tire at the maximum permissible inflation
pressure.
The cargo capacity is the permissible weight of
cargo, the subtracted weight of passengers from
the load limit.
f Never exceed the permissible limits.
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Danger!
Risk of personal injury or death.
Injuries are much more likely in an accident
if persons ride in the cargo area.
f Persons must ride only on the seats provided
for this purpose.
f Make sure that everybody fastens their safety
belts.
Risk of loss of control, damage to the vehicle
and serious personal injury or death.
f Never exceed the specified axle loads.
Overloading can shorten the service life of the
tires and car, as well as lead to dangerous
vehicle reactions and long braking distances.
Damage due to overloading is not covered by
the vehicle warranty.
3. Subtract the combined weight of the driver and
passengers from XXX kilograms or XXX
pounds.
4. The resulting figure equals the available
amount of cargo and luggage load capacity.
For example, if the “XXX” amount equals 1400
lbs. and there will be five - 150 lb passengers
in your vehicle, the amount of available cargo
and luggage load capacity is 650 lbs. [1400 750 (5 x 150) = 650 lbs.].
5. Determine the combined weight of luggage
and cargo being loaded on the vehicle. That
weight may not safely exceed the available
cargo and luggage load capacity calculated in
Step 4.
Example for determining the combined weight of
occupants and cargo
Vehicle Load Capacity
f The combined weight of occupants and cargo
should never exceed the weight shown on the
tire plate in the vehicle.
Please see the chapter “TIRE PRESSURE
PLATE” on page 323.
f Never exceed the number of passengers
shown on the tire pressure plate in the vehicle.
Determining the combined weight of
occupants and cargo:
f Add the weight of all occupants and then add
the total luggage weight (figure).
Steps for determining correct load limit
1. Locate the statement “The combined weight of
occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX
pounds” on your vehicle’s placard (depending
on the date of manufacture).
2. Determine the combined weight of the driver
and passengers that will be riding in your
vehicle.
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Parking
ParkAssist.................................................. 239
Rearview Camera........................................ 241
Swivelling Down Mirror Glass as
Parking Aid................................................. 242
Garage Door Opener................................... 243
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Parking
ParkAssist
When the driver is parking and maneuvering
the vehicle, ParkAssist indicates the distance
between the vehicle and an obstacle by means
of signal tones.
f For information on the ParkAssist visual
display and the rearview camera, please refer
also to the section “ParkAssist” in the
operating instructions for the Porsche
communication Management (PCM).
ParkAssist is activated automatically when
reverse gear is selected and the ignition is on.
If the vehicle has front ParkAssist, this
automatically provides a warning if
– the distance between the vehicle and an
obstacle in front is less than approx. 49 in.
(100 cm).
A warning signal sounds.
– the distance between the vehicle and an
obstacle in front is less than approx. 32 in.
(80 cm).
The ParkAssist visual display appears on the
central screen of the Porsche communication
system.
Front and rear ParkAssist is not activated in the
following situations:
– At a speed of more than approx. 9 mph
(15 km/h) or
– when the electric parking brake is activated or
– when the PDK selector lever is at position P.
Warning!
Injury hazard. Even with ParkAssist,
responsibility for parking and for assessing
obstacles lies with the driver.
A continuous tone sounds when there is a risk
of collision.
f Make sure that no persons, animals or
obstacles are within the maneuvering area.
f If the continuous tone sounds, do not move the
vehicle any close to the obstacle.
Sensors
Four ultrasound sensors A in the rear bumper and
six sensors B in the front bumper (depending on
vehicle equipment) measure the distance to the
closest obstacle:
– Range behind the vehicle: approx. 71 in.
(180 cm)
– Range at the side of the vehicle: approx. 31 in.
(80 cm)
– Range in front of the vehicle: approx. 47 in
(120 cm)
Obstacles cannot be detected in the “blind”
sensor area (above and below the sensors,
e.g. objects hanging down or close to the
ground).
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Maintenance notes
f The sensors must always be kept free of dust,
ice and snow in order to ensure that they are
fully functional.
f Do not damage sensors by abrasion or
scratching.
f Maintain sufficient distance when cleaning with
high-pressure cleaning equipment.
The sensors will be damaged if the pressure is
too high.
Signal tones/function
When reverse gear is selected, ParkAssist
confirms that it is switched on by issuing a short
signal tone.
If the vehicle has front ParkAssist, no signal tone
will be issued when reverse gear is selected.
Instead, the ParkAssist visual display will appear
on the central screen of the Porsche
communication system.
A detected obstacle is signalled by an
intermittent tone. The intervals decrease as the
obstacle is approached.
If the distance drops to less than approx. 14 in.
(35 cm), a continuous tone sounds.
f Set the radio volume so that the signal tones
are not drowned out.
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The volume of the signal tones can be changed
individually.
For information on changing the signal tone
volume:
f Please see the chapter “ADJUSTING
PARKASSIST VOLUME” on page 150.
Warning!
Risk of accidents. Even when using
ParkAssist, the driver is still responsible for
taking due care when parking and when
assessing obstacles.
f Do not reverse any further once a continuous
tone sounds. Risk of collision!
Limits of ultrasonic measurement
– ParkAssist cannot detect sound-absorbing
obstacles (e.g. winter driving, powder snow),
– sound-reflecting obstacles (such as glass
surfaces and flat painted surfaces),
– and very thin obstacles (e.g. thin posts).
Other ultrasound sources (such as the pneumatic
brakes of other vehicles and jack hammers) can
interfere with the detection of obstacles.
ParkAssist is ready for operation again when the
interference has been eliminated.
In the event of a permanent fault in ParkAssist,
a continuous tone sounds for three seconds after
reverse gear has been selected.
Possible causes:
– Dirt, ice or snow on the sensors.
f Clean the sensors carefully.
– Defect or system fault.
f Have the fault corrected. Please contact a
qualified specialist workshop. We recommend
that you have an authorized Porsche dealer to
do this work as they have trained workshop
personnel and the necessary parts and tools.
Deactivating ParkAssist
On vehicles with front and rear ParkAssist, the
ParkAssist can be manually deactivated.
f Press button A on the overhead operating
console.
The indicator light on the button lights up.
ParkAssist is switched off.
Fault indication
Note
Correct operation is no longer guaranteed if there
is a temporary fault (e.g. caused by ice formation
or heavy soiling on the sensors).
Rearview Camera
The rearview camera is located on the underside
of the tailgate.
f Please refer to the chapter “REARVIEW
CAMERA” in the separate PCM operating
instructions.
f Always keep the rearview camera clean and
free of ice and snow so that vision is not
impaired.
For car care instructions:
f Please see the chapter “CAR CARE
INSTRUCTIONS” on page 269.
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Preconditions
Moving mirror to its initial position
– The ignition must be switched on.
The mirror swivels back to its initial position:
– The function must be activated on the multifunction display.
– after a certain time delay, if the vehicle is
shifted out of reverse gear, or
For further information on setting the parking aid:
– immediately, if the vehicle reaches a speed
of more than 9 mph (15 km/h).
f Please see the chapter “ADJUSTING
REVERSING OPTIONS” on page 144.
Swivelling down mirror glass manually
If the function was deactivated on the multifunction display, the exterior mirror on the
passenger’s side can also be swivelled down
manually.
Swivelling Down Mirror Glass as
Parking Aid
When reverse gear is engaged, the mirror on the
passenger’s side swivels down slightly to show
the curb area.
1. Engage reverse gear.
The indicator light on the selection button A for
adjusting the exterior mirror on the driver’s
side lights up.
2. Press the selection button B for adjusting
the exterior mirror on the passenger’s
side. The mirror on the passenger’s side
swivels down.
Note on operation
The position of the automatically lowered mirror
glass can be changed as required using the
adjustment button C. This setting is stored on the
car key on vehicles with driver memory or comfort
memory.
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The exterior mirror on the passenger’s side can
also be moved to its initial position manually.
f Press the selection button A for the exterior
mirror on the driver’s side.
Warning!
Risk of accidents when using the garage
door opener if persons, animals or objects
are within the range of movement of the
equipment that is being operated.
f When using the garage door opener, ensure
that no persons, animals or objects are within
the range of movement of the equipment that
is being operated.
Preconditions
In order to delete programmed signals and store
garage door opener signals,
– the ignition must be switched on and
– the turn signals must be off.
When using the garage door opener, the vehicle
must be within the range of the receiver.
f Observe the safety notes for the original
remote control.
Notes on operation
Garage Door Opener
The garage door opener of your Porsche replaces
up to three original remote controls used to
operate various devices (e.g. garage door,
gate to your property, alarm system).
You have the option of assigning up to 3 different
signals to the buttons
,
and
on the
overhead operating console keypad, provided the
original remote control is compatible with the
HomeLink® system.
f When the button is pressed, the transmitter
unit sends the signal forward in direction of
travel.
Always align the vehicle with the receiver.
Otherwise, range restrictions cannot be
ruled out.
f Before selling the vehicle, delete the
programmed signals for the garage door
opener on the keypad.
f Please read the instructions for the original
remote control to find out whether the original
remote control has fixed or changeable code.
Note
f Please read the instructions for the original
remote control.
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The turn signal lights flash three times and the
indicator light A flashes quickly to confirm that
the new signal has been programmed
successfully.
Several attempts with different distances
between the vehicle and the original remote
control may be necessary.
4. The turn signal lights will flash once when the
5 minutes teaching time are up.
Repeat steps 2 to 3.
5. Repeat steps 2 to 4 to assign signals to the
other buttons.
Assigning garage door opener signal to
button with changeable code system
Deleting programmed signals from
the keys
Assigning garage door opener signal to
key with fixed code system
This process deletes the standard factory-set
codes. Do not repeat this process if you want to
assign additional signals to the buttons.
1. The standard factory-set codes must be
deleted before programming for the first time.
f Keep the two outer buttons
and
on
the overhead operating console keypad
pressed for approx. 20 seconds until the
indicator light A on the button
starts to
flash quickly.
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2. Press and hold the desired button on the
overhead operating console keypad until the
indicator light A on the button
starts to
flash slowly.
You now have 5 minutes to teach the button.
3. Hold the original remote control approx. 12 in.
(30 cm) away from the marked position
(figure) and press and hold the transmit button
until the vehicle’s turn signal lights flash on and
off three times and/or the indicator light A
starts flashing quickly.
1. The standard factory-set codes must be
deleted before programming for the first time.
2. Press and hold the desired button on the
overhead operating console keypad until the
starts to
indicator light A on the button
flash slowly.
You now have 5 minutes to teach the button.
3. Hold the original remote control approx. 12 in.
(30 cm) away from the marked position
(figure) and press and hold the transmit button
until the vehicle’s turn signal lights flash on and
off three times and/or the indicator light A
starts flashing quickly.
The turn signal lights flash three times and the
indicator light A flashes quickly to confirm that
the new signal has been programmed
successfully.
Several attempts with different distances
between the vehicle and the original remote
control may be necessary.
4. To synchronize the system:
Press the programming button on the receiver
of the garage door opener.
Afterwards, you usually have approx.
30 seconds to initiate step 5.
5. Press the button you selected in step 2 on
the overhead operating console keypad.
(You must press the button on the keypad
several times to complete the setting process
for some devices.)
6. Repeat steps 2 to 5 to assign signals to the
other buttons.
Notes
f Please consult an authorized Porsche dealer if
you have not been able to successfully assign
signals to the buttons even though you have
carefully followed the instructions in this
section and the operating instructions for the
original remote control. Your authorized
Porsche dealer has a list of all garage door
opener signals that can be adapted.
f Make sure that the battery in the remote
control for the garage door opener is new. If
the battery voltage is inadequate, faults may
occur in signal transmission. The system in the
vehicle then learns the wrong code, which will
not be recognized reliably by the garage door
opening mechanism.
Reprogramming an individual button on
the keypad
Operating the garage door opener
f Press the corresponding button on the
overhead operating console keypad.
The indicator light A lights up during signal
transmission.
1. Press and hold the button you want to program
on the overhead operating console keypad
(approx. 20 seconds) until the indicator light A
on the button
starts to flash slowly.
You now have 5 minutes to teach the button.
2. Hold the original remote control approx. 12 in.
(30 cm) away from the marked position
(figure) and press and hold the transmit button
until the vehicle’s turn signal lights flash on and
off three times and/or the indicator light A
starts flashing quickly.
The turn signal lights flash three times and the
indicator light A flashes quickly to confirm that
the new signal has been programmed
successfully.
Several attempts with different distances
between the vehicle and the original remote
control may be necessary.
3. The turn signal lights will flash once when the
5 minutes teaching time are up.
Repeat steps 1 to 2.
4. Repeat steps 1 to 3 to assign signals to the
other buttons.
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Alarm System and Theft Protection
Alarm System and Passenger
Compartment Monitoring ............................. 247
Immobilizer ................................................ 250
Locking the Steering Column ....................... 250
Theft Protection.......................................... 250
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Alarm System and Passenger
Compartment Monitoring
USA:
KR55WK50138
Canada:
7812D-5WK50138
This device complies with:
Part 15 of the FCC Rules
RSS-210 of Industry Canada.
Operation of this device is subject to the following
two conditions:
– It may not cause harmful interference, and
– it must accept any interference received
including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
Note
The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio
or TV interference caused by unauthorized
modifications to this equipment.
Such modification could void the user's authority
to operate the equipment.
Warning!
Note on operation
The alarm system monitors the following alarm
contacts:
f If you unlock the vehicle with the emergency
key in the door lock, you must switch the
ignition on (ignition lock position 1) within
10 seconds of opening the door in order to
prevent the alarm system from being
triggered.
– Alarm contacts in doors, tailgate, engine
compartment lid and headlights
The vehicle is locked again automatically after
20 seconds if no doors are opened.
– Interior surveillance: Movement in the interior
when the vehicle is locked, e.g. attempted
theft after breaking a window.
Switching off the alarm system if it is
triggered
– Inclination sensor: Tilting of the vehicle
(e.g. attempt to tow away the vehicle).
f Unlock vehicle doors with the remote control
or
Switch on ignition.
Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by Porsche could void the user’s authority
to operate this equipment.
If one of these alarm contacts is interrupted,
the alarm horn sounds for approx. 30 seconds
and the emergency flasher flashes on and off.
After 5 seconds of interruption, the alarm is
triggered again. This cycle is repeated ten times.
Switching on
f The alarm system is activated when the vehicle
is locked.
Switching off
f The alarm system is deactivated when the
vehicle is unlocked.
Switching off interior surveillance and
inclination sensor
If people or animals are remaining in the locked
vehicle or the vehicle is being transported on
a train or ship, for example, the interior
surveillance system and inclination sensor must
be switched off temporarily.
f Inform any persons remaining in the vehicle
that the alarm system will be triggered if the
door is opened.
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On vehicles with Porsche Entry & Drive
f Quickly press button A in the door handle
twice.
The emergency flasher flashes slowly once.
The doors are locked but can be opened from
the inside by pulling once on the front door
opener or by pulling twice on the rear door
opener.
Note on operation
The interior surveillance system and inclination
sensor remain switched off if:
Using the car key
f Quickly press button on the remote control
twice.
The emergency flasher flashes slowly once.
The doors are locked but can be opened from
the inside by pulling once on the front door
opener or by pulling twice on the rear door
opener.
– The interior surveillance system and inclination
sensor were switched off when you last locked
the vehicle
and
the vehicle was locked automatically
30 seconds after unlocking because no door
was opened.
Using the rocker switch
The rocker switch to switch off the passenger
compartment monitoring system is located next
to the driver’s seat.
1. Apply the electric parking brake.
2. Remove ignition key.
On vehicles with Porsche Entry & Drive:
Switch off the ignition.
3. Open the driver‘s door.
4. Press the rocker switch.
The rocker switch symbol lights permanently.
5. Lock the vehicle.
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Emergency flasher flashes twice and an
acoustic signal will sound twice.
The vehicle doors, the rear lid and the rear window
are locked but the doors can be opened from the
inside by pulling once on the front door opener or
by pulling twice on the rear door opener.
Alarm system is activated
– The indicator lights flash quickly while you are
locking the vehicle, then flash normally.
Alarm system is activated, interior
surveillance and inclination sensor are
switched off
f Inform any persons remaining in the vehicle
that the alarm system will be triggered if the
door is opened.
– The indicator lights flash quickly while you are
locking the vehicle, go out for 10 seconds and
then flash normally.
Note on operation
Faults in the central locking system and
alarm system
If the ignition is switched on after pressing the
rocker switch, the passenger compartment
monitoring system is activated again. The symbol
on the rocker switch will flash.
Activating the alarm system and the
passenger compartment monitoring system
The indicator lights come on for 10 seconds, flash
at double speed for 20 seconds and then flash
normally.
f Unlock the vehicle and lock it again.
B - Indicator light for alarm system – example: driver’s
door
Fault indication
Function indication
If the monitoring system could not be deactivated
the symbol on the rocker switch will flash (e.g. the
rocker switch is pressed with the ignition on).
For deactivating the passenger compartment
monitoring:
The locking condition of the vehicle is indicated by
the indicator lights B in the front doors flashing at
different frequencies.
The indicator lights go out when the vehicle is
unlocked.
Avoiding false alarms
f If people or animals are remaining in the locked
vehicle or the vehicle is being transported on
a train or ship, for example, the interior
surveillance system and inclination sensor
must be switched off temporarily.
f Always close the slide/tilt roof and all door
windows.
f Switch off ignition.
f Press the rocker switch.
f Lock the vehicle.
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Immobilizer
There is a transponder (an electronic component),
containing a stored code, in each key.
Before the ignition is switched on, the ignition lock
checks the code.
The immobiliser can be deactivated and
the engine started only using an authorised
ignition key.
Locking the Steering Column
Vehicles without Porsche Entry & Drive
Unlocking the steering column automatically
f Insert the ignition key into the ignition lock.
Locking the steering column automatically
f Close all door windows.
f Close the slide/tilt roof.
f Remove the ignition key (or switch ignition off
on vehicles with Porsche Entry & Drive).
f Lock the glove box.
Vehicles with Porsche Entry & Drive
f Remove valuables, vehicle registration
documents, telephone and house keys from
the vehicle.
f Turn the control unit out of ignition lock
position 0.
Locking the steering column automatically
f Open the driver’s door (with the ignition
switched off).
Locking the steering column manually
f Once the ignition is switched off, turn the
control unit to ignition lock position 3 again
and hold it there for 2 seconds.
The steering column locks with an
audible click.
Alarm System and Theft Protection
When leaving the vehicle, always:
f Remove the ignition key.
Unlocking the steering column automatically
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f Close all storage compartments.
f Cover the luggage compartment with the
retractable luggage compartment cover.
f Close the tailgate.
f Lock all doors.
Maintenance and Car Care
Exercise Extreme Caution when Working
on your vehicle........................................... 252
Engine Oil .................................................. 254
Checking Engine-Oil Level ........................... 254
Topping Up Engine Oil ............................... 255
Checking Coolant Level and Adding
Coolant ..................................................... 257
Brake Fluid ................................................ 258
Washer Fluid ............................................. 259
Power Steering ......................................... 260
Changing Air Cleaner .................................. 261
Changing Particle Filter............................... 261
Wiper Blades ............................................. 261
Emission Control System ............................ 262
How Emission Control Works ...................... 263
Fuel Economy ............................................ 264
Operating Your Porsche in other Countries... 264
Fuel........................................................... 265
Fuel Can .................................................... 267
Fuel Recommendations............................... 268
Fuel Evaporation Control ............................ 269
Car Care Instructions.................................. 269
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Exercise Extreme Caution when
Working on your vehicle
Danger!
Ignoring the following instructions may
cause serious personal injury or death.
f The engine compartment of any motor vehicle
is a potentially hazardous area. If you are not
fully familiar with proper repair procedures, do
not attempt the adjustments described on the
following pages.
f Only work on your vehicle outdoors or in a well
ventilated area.
f Ensure that there are no open flames in the
area of your vehicle at any time when fuel
fumes might be present. Be especially
cautious of devices such as hot water heaters
which ignite a flame intermittently.
f Before working on any part in the engine
compartment, turn the engine off and let it cool
down sufficiently. Hot engine compartment
components can burn skin on contact.
f Be alert and cautious around the engine at all
times while it is running. If you have to work on
the engine while it is running, always put the
parking brake on and put the PDK selector
lever in position P or N.
f In particular, be very careful to ensure that
items of clothing (ties, shirt, sleeves etc.),
jewelry, long hair, hand or fingers cannot get
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caught in the fan, belts or other moving parts.
The radiator and radiator fans are in the front
of the car.
The fans can start or continue running as a
function of temperature, even with the engine
switched off.
Carry out work in these areas only with the
engine off and exercise extreme caution.
f Your Porsche is equipped with an electronic
ignition system. When the ignition is on, high
voltage is present in all wires connected with
the ignition system; therefore, exercise
extreme caution when working on any part of
the engine while the ignition is on or the engine
is running.
f Always support your car with safety stands if it
is necessary to work under the car. The jack
supplied with the car is not adequate for this
purpose.
Switch off level control of air suspension and
height adjustment.
Please see the chapter “RAISING THE VEHICLE
WITH A LIFTING PLATFORM, TROLLEY JACK
OR STANDARD JACK” on page 290.
f When working under the car without safety
stands but with the wheels on the ground,
make sure the car is on level ground, the
wheels are blocked, and that the engine
cannot be started.
Withdraw ignition keys (switch ignition off in
vehicles that have Porsche Entry & Drive).
f Do not smoke or allow an open flame around
the battery or fuel.
Keep a fire extinguisher close at hand.
f Incomplete or improper servicing may cause
problems in the operation of the car. If in doubt
about any servicing, have it done by your
authorized Porsche dealer.
Improper maintenance during the warranty
period may affect your Porsche warranty
coverage.
f Supplies of fluids, e.g. engine oil, washer fluid,
brake fluid or coolant, are hazardous to your
health.
Keep these fluids out of children's reach and
dispose of them in accordance with the
appropriate regulations.
f Some countries require additional tools and
special spare parts to be carried in your
vehicle. Please make enquiries before driving
abroad.
Technical Modifications
f Modifications may be carried out on your
vehicle only if approved by Porsche.
This ensures that your Porsche will remain
reliable and safe to drive, and that it will not be
damaged as a result of the modifications.
Your authorized Porsche dealer will be pleased
to advise you.
Safety notes!
f Only use genuine Porsche spare parts for your
vehicle or spare parts of similar quality which
have been manufactured according to the
specifications and production requirements of
Porsche. These parts are available from your
authorized Porsche dealer or a qualified
specialist workshop. Safety-related
accessories should only be used if they are
from the Porsche Tequipment range or are
tested and approved by Porsche. Your
authorized Porsche dealer will be pleased to
advise you and answer any questions you may
have.
However, the use of other parts or
accessories may adversely affect the safety
of your vehicle, and Porsche can take no
responsibility for any loss or damage caused
by their use.
Even if the supplier of other accessories or
parts is a recognized supplier, the safety of
your vehicle may still be affected if such items
are installed.
Due to the large variety of products offered in
the accessory market, it is not possible for
Porsche to inspect and approve every one.
Measurements on test stands
f In addition, please note that the use of
replacement parts that are not genuine
Porsche parts or approved parts, or the use of
accessories not approved by Porsche may
also detrimentally affect your vehicle warranty.
Performance test
f Check your vehicle regularly for signs of
damage. Damaged or missing aerodynamic
components, such as spoilers or underbody
panels, impair vehicle handling and must
therefore be replaced immediately.
Brake tests must be performed only on roller-type
test stands.
Radiator fan
For information on radiator fans:
f Please see the chapter “RADIATOR FANS” on
page 258.
Warning!
Danger of injury. After the ignition is
switched off, the engine compartment and
coolant temperatures are monitored for
approx. 30 minutes. During this period, and
depending on temperature, the radiator fan
may continue to run or start to run.
f Carry out work in these areas only with the
engine off and exercise extreme caution.
Performance tests on roller-type test stands are
not approved by Porsche.
Brake tests
The following limit values must not be exceeded
on roller-type test stands:
– Test speed 4.7 mph (7.5 km/h)
– Test duration 20 seconds
Testing the electric parking brake
Electric parking brake tests on the brake test
stand must only be performed with the ignition
switched on and with the manual gearshift lever in
neutral or the Porsche Doppelkupplung selector
lever in position N.
The vehicle switches automatically to brake test
stand mode, in which the electric parking brake
can be tested.
The message “Electric parking brake in service
mode” appears on the multi-function display in the
instrument panel.
Balancing wheels on the vehicle
During finish balancing of the wheels, the entire
vehicle must be lifted and the wheels must be free
to turn.
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Engine Oil
It is important to perform oil changes regularly in
accordance with the intervals specified in your
Maintenance Schedule.
Engine oil consumption
It is normal for your engine to consume oil.
The rate of oil consumption depends on the quality
and viscosity of oil, the speed at which the engine
is operated, the climate, road conditions as well
as the amount of dilution and oxidation of the
lubricant.
If the vehicle is used for repeated short trips, and
consumes a normal amount of oil, the engine oil
measurement may not show any drop in the oil
level at all, even after 600 miles (1000 km) or
more. This is because the oil is gradually
becoming diluted with fuel or moisture, making it
appear that the oil level has not changed.
The diluting ingredients evaporate out when the
vehicle is driven at high speeds, as on an
expressway, making it then appear that oil is
excessively consumed after driving at high
speeds.
If the conditions you drive your vehicle in are
dusty, humid, or hot, the frequency of the oil
change intervals should be greater.
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If the vehicle is driven at a high rate of speed,
climatic conditions are warm, and the load is high,
the oil should be checked more frequently, as
driving conditions will determine the rate of oil
consumption.
– The engine in your vehicle depends on oil to
lubricate and cool all of its moving parts.
Therefore, the engine oil should be checked
regularly and kept at the required level.
Checking Engine-Oil Level
f Check the oil level on the multi-function display
at regular intervals before refuelling.
f Please see the chapter “OIL LEVEL DISPLAY
AND MEASUREMENT OF THE ENGINE OIL
LEVEL” on page 121.
Warning!
– Make it a habit to have the engine oil level
checked with every refueling.
Engine oil is hazardous to your health and
may be fatal if swallowed.
– The oil pressure warning light is not an oil level
indicator.
The oil pressure warning light indicates serious
engine damage may be occuring when lit, if
engine rpm is above idle speed.
f Keep engine oil out of children's reach.
Used engine oil contains chemicals that have
caused cancer in laboratory animals.
f Always protect your skin by washing
thoroughly with soap and water.
Top-up quantity
The difference between the minimum and
maximum marks on the segment display is
approx. 1.06 US quearts (1 liter).
One segment of the display corresponds to
a top-up quantity of approx. 0.26 US quarts
(0.25 liters).
f Never add more engine oil than required to
reach the maximum mark.
Oil-level warning
If the oil level is too low, this is indicated by the
oil-warning light on the multi-function display.
f Correct the oil level as soon as possible.
f Please see the chapter “OVERVIEW OF
WARNING MESSAGES” on page 152.
Note on operation
If the engine compartment lid is opened and no
oil is added, the warning message appears again
after at least 6 miles (10 km).
Warning!
Risk of injury. The radiator fans can start
running when a certain temperature is
reached, even with the engine switched off.
Risk of burns from hot parts in the engine
compartment.
f Exercise extreme caution when working in the
engine compartment.
Topping Up Engine Oil
Porsche recommends
.
Complies with
approval1)
Viscosity class2)
Porsche A40
SAE 0W - 403)
SAE 5W - 404)
SAE 5W - 504)
1)
Generally, you can find details on the
manufacturer approvals on the oil containers or as
a notice displayed by the retailer.
The current approval status is also available from
your authorized Porsche dealer.
2) SAE
viscosity class - Example: SAE 0W - 40
Specification 0W = Viscosity specification for low
temperatures (winter).
Specification 40 = Viscosity specification for high
temperatures.
3)
For all temperature ranges.
4)
For the temperature range over –13 °F
(–25 °C).
Always observe the following points:
– Oils approved by Porsche can be mixed with
each other.
– Porsche engines are designed so that no oil
additives may be used.
– A label is located in the engine compartment,
which provides you with information on suitable
oil for your engine.
Your authorized Porsche dealer will be pleased to
advise you.
Caution!
Fire hazard if engine oil comes into contact
with hot engine parts.
Risk of damage if engine oil comes into
contact with the drive belt.
f Exercise extreme caution when topping up
engine oil.
f Top up engine oil only with the engine stopped
and ignition switched off.
f Please see the chapter “EXERCISE EXTREME
CAUTION WHEN WORKING ON YOUR VEHICLE”
on page 252.
– Use engine oils approved by Porsche only.
This is a precondition for optimum and
problem-free driving.
– Regular oil changes are part of servicing.
It is important that the service intervals,
particularly the oil change intervals, are
observed in accordance with the specifications
in the “Maintenance” booklet.
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Oil change
Engine oil performance class
The engine oil has to be changed regularly at the
intervals listed in your Maintenance Schedule.
Engine oil is not only a lubricant, but also serves
to keep the engine clean, to neutralize the
contaminants which penetrates into the engine
through combustion and to protect the engine
against corrosion.
To perform these functions, the oil is provided with
additives which have been specially developed for
these functions.
The efficiency of an oil is expressed, for example,
by the API, ILSAC or ACEA classifications.
f Please see the chapter “FILLING CAPACITIES”
on page 329.
We recommend that you have the engine oil
changed at your Porsche dealer, who has the
required oils and the necessary filling equipment.
If you suspect an oil leak in the engine have your
dealer check it out immediately.
1. Unscrew cap on oil filler opening.
2. Top up engine oil according to the display on
the multi-function display.
One segment of the display corresponds to a
top-up quantity of approx. 0.26 US quarts
(0.25 liters).
3. Carefully close cap of the oil filler opening.
After opening the hood, the oil level can only
be measured after driving for at least 6 miles
(10 km).
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All current engine oils are compatible with each
other, i.e. when making an oil change it is not
necessary to flush the engine if you wish to use a
different brand or grade of oil.
Since, however, each brand of oil has a special
composition, you should, if possible, use the
same oil brand if it becomes necessary to top up
between oil changes.
Porsche engines have long intervals between oil
changes. You can make best use of these long oil
change intervals by using multigrade oils since
these are largely independent of seasonal
fluctuations in temperature.
If your vehicle is used frequently in stop-and-go
traffic in cold weather, the engine will not always
be properly warmed up.
Condensation from products of combustion may
accumulate in the oil. In this case, it is advisable
to change the oil more frequently so that your
engine once again has 100% efficient engine oil.
Viscosity
Like all liquids, engine oil is viscous when cold,
and thin-bodied when warm. The viscosity of an oil
is expressed by its SAE class. For cold viscosity
(measured at temperatures below 32 °F/0 °C) the
SAE class is given as a number and the letter “W”
(as in winter), for hot viscosity (measured at
212 °F/100 °C) the SAE class is given only as a
number.
The viscosity of an oil is, therefore, always the
same if it has the same number of an SAE class.
Oils with two viscosities are called multigrade oils;
oils with only one viscosity are termed singlegrade oils.
Single-grade oils can not be used in your engine.
The viscosity of the engine oil for your Porsche
has to be chosen according to the ambient
temperature given in the engine oil
recommendation table.
Checking Coolant Level and
Adding Coolant
Checking the coolant level when a warning
message appears on the multi-function
display in the instrument panel
The coolant provides year-round protection
from corrosion and freezing down to –31 °F
(–35 °C) (–40 °F (–40 °C) in Nordic countries).
Warning!
Danger of serious personal injury or death
from scalding. Coolant is hazardous to your
health, and may be fatal if swallowed.
Observe the following points:
f Use only antifreeze authorised by Porsche.
f Check the coolant level regularly.
f Do not open the cap of the expansion tank
while the engine is hot.
Coolant level
f Allow the engine to cool down before opening
the cap and protect your hands, arms and face
from any possible escape of hot coolant.
When the engine is cold and the vehicle is level,
the red display must be under the arrow between
the minus and plus markings.
f Add coolant if necessary.
The maximum fill level is reached when the red
display is under the plus marking.
f Please see the chapter “OVERVIEW OF
WARNING MESSAGES” on page 152.
f Please see the chapter “EXERCISE EXTREME
CAUTION WHEN WORKING ON YOUR VEHICLE”
on page 252.
f Keep coolant out of children's reach.
Checking when engine is cold
1. Open cap on the reservoir carefully and
allow any overpressure to escape.
Then unscrew cap completely.
f Also, keep coolant away from your pets. They
can be attracted to it should there be a spill, or
to used coolant left in an open container.
Coolant can be deadly to pets if consumed.
2. Read off the engine coolant level.
3. Top up with coolant if necessary.
Do not top up over the plus marking.
Only add a mixture of antifreeze and water
in equal parts.
Antifreeze in coolant:
50 % provides antifreeze protection
down to –31 °F (–35 °C).
4. Screw the cap on the reservoir closed until
it locks securely.
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1. If the engine is hot, cover the reservoir cap
with a cloth.
Open cap carefully and allow any overpressure
to escape.
Then unscrew cap completely.
Maintenance notes
2. Read off the engine coolant level.
Top up with coolant if necessary.
Only add a mixture of antifreeze and water
in equal parts.
Antifreeze in coolant:
50 % provides antifreeze protection
down to –31 °F (–35 °C).
Do not top up over the plus marking.
f The cause must be eliminated without delay.
Please contact a qualified specialist workshop.
We recommend that you have an authorized
Porsche dealer to do this work as they have
trained workshop personnel and the necessary
parts and tools.
3. Screw the cap on the reservoir closed until
it locks securely.
4. Have the cooling system checked.
Please contact a qualified specialist workshop.
We recommend that you have an authorized
Porsche dealer to do this work as they have
trained workshop personnel and the necessary
parts and tools.
If pure water is added in an emergency, the mixing
ratio will have to be corrected.
A significant loss of coolant indicates a leak in the
cooling system.
Radiator fans
The radiators and radiator fans are in the front
of the vehicle.
Warning!
Risk of injury.
The fans can start running when a certain
temperature is reached, even with the
engine switched off.
f Exercise extreme care when working close to
the radiator fans and make sure the engine is
switched off.
Brake Fluid
Regular checking of the brake fluid is part of
servicing.
The fluid level should always be between the
MIN and MAX markings.
A slight decrease in the fluid level due to wear
and automatic readjustment of the disc brakes
is normal.
However, if the fluid level falls significantly or
goes below the MIN marking, the brake system
may have developed a leak.
f Have the brake system checked immediately.
Please contact a qualified specialist workshop.
We recommend that you have an authorized
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Porsche dealer to do this work as they have
trained workshop personnel and the necessary
parts and tools.
Warning!
Brake fluid is hazardous to your health, and
may be fatal if swallowed.
Brake fluid also attacks paintwork.
f Keep brake fluid out of children's reach.
f Immediately rinse off spilled brake fluid with
clean water.
f If brake fluid gets into your eye, immediately
rinse with clean water for a few minutes. Then
see a doctor immediately.
f Please note all the information on the refill
container of the brake fluid.
Changing brake fluid
Brake fluid absorbs moisture from the air
over time. The absorbed water can impair
braking efficiency.
f It is important therefore to have the brake fluid
changed in accordance with the change
intervals specified in the “Maintenance”
booklet.
Brake warning light USA
Brake warning light Canada
The warning light on the instrument panel and the
warning message on the multi-function display
alert you to the fact that the brake fluid level is
too low and could indicate brake circuit failure
if the pedal travel is greater than normal.
Note on operation
If the warning light and warning message appear
when driving:
f Stop immediately in a suitable place.
f Do not continue driving.
Please contact a qualified specialist workshop.
We recommend that you have an authorized
Porsche dealer to do this work as they have
trained workshop personnel and the necessary
parts and tools.
Washer Fluid
We recommend window cleaner concentrates
approved by Porsche for either summer or winter,
depending on the season. Your authorized
Porsche dealer will be pleased to advise you.
The washer fluid reservoir for windshield, rear
window and headlights is located at the rear left in
the engine compartment (blue screw cap).
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Warning light and warning
message
The warning light on the instrument panel and
the warning message on the multi-function display
alert you to the fact that the washer fluid level
is too low.
f Add washer fluid at the next opportunity.
In this case, the remaining quantity is only approx.
1 litre. The maximum filling capacity is approx.
5.8 US quarts (5.5 liters).
Adding washer fluid
1. Open cap on washer fluid reservoir.
2. Add washer fluid.
3. Close cap carefully.
Power Steering
Warning!
Risk of accidents. When the engine is
stationary (e.g. when on tow) or the hydraulic
system fails, there is no power steering
assistance available.
Therefore, substantially more force will have
to be exerted to steer the vehicle.
f Exercise extreme care when your vehicle is
being towed.
f Have the fault corrected. Please contact a
qualified specialist workshop. We recommend
that you have an authorized Porsche dealer to
do this work as they have trained workshop
personnel and the necessary parts and tools.
Regular checking of hydraulic fluid is part of
servicing.
The flow noise heard at full steering lock is designrelated and does not indicate a defect in the
steering system.
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Vehicles with Porsche Dynamic Chassis
Control (PDCC)
If the fluid level is too low, the message “Check
steering oil level” will appear on the multi-function
display.
f Have the fluid level checked immediately.
f Please contact a qualified specialist workshop.
We recommend that you have an authorized
Porsche dealer to do this work as they have
trained workshop personnel and the necessary
parts and tools.
Changing Air Cleaner
Wiper Blades
Regular replacement of the filter element is part
of servicing.
If the wiper blades rub or squeak, this may be due
to the following:
Maintenance notes
– If the vehicle is washed in an automatic
car wash, wax residues may adhere to
the windshield. These wax residues can
be removed only by using window
cleaner concentrate.
f In dusty conditions, clean the filter element
more frequently and replace it if necessary.
Wiper blades that are in perfect condition are vital
for a clear view.
f Please see the chapter “EXERCISE EXTREME
CAUTION WHEN WORKING ON YOUR VEHICLE”
on page 252.
f Have the wiper blades replaced twice per
year (before and after the cold season) or
if wiper performance deteriorates or the
blades are damaged.
Changing Particle Filter
f Please see the chapter “CAR CARE
INSTRUCTIONS” on page 269.
Regular replacement of the filter is part of
servicing.
A dirty filter can be the cause of reduced
air throughput in your air conditioning system.
f Have the filter replaced.
Please contact a qualified specialist workshop.
We recommend that you have an authorized
Porsche dealer to do this work as they have
trained workshop personnel and the necessary
parts and tools.
Note on operation
The particle filter ensures that the fresh air
entering the passenger compartment is virtually
free of dust and pollen.
f If the outside air is polluted by exhaust fumes,
press the recirculated-air button.
Caution!
Risk of damage if the wiper arm accidentally
falls back onto the windshield.
f Always hold the wiper arm securely when
replacing the wiper blade.
Risk of damage if wiper blades that are
frozen in place are loosened improperly.
f Thaw the wiper blades before loosening them.
f Clean the wiper blades with window cleaner at
regular intervals, especially after washing the
vehicle in a car wash.
We recommend Porsche window cleaner. If the
wiper blades are very dirty (e.g. soiled with
insect remains), they can be cleaned with
a sponge or cloth.
– The wiper blades may be damaged or worn.
f Have damaged wiper blades replaced
immediately.
f Please see the chapter “WASHER FLUID” on
page 259.
Contact your authorized Porsche dealer for
more information.
Replacing wiper blades
f Please read the separate instructions provided
by the wiper blade manufacturer.
f We recommend that you have your authorized
Porsche dealer to replace the wiper blades.
Caution!
Risk of damage. If a wiper blade is not
changed properly, it can come loose when
the car is moving.
f Check whether the wiper blade is seated
securely.
The wiper blade must engage the wiper arm
properly.
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Emission Control System
In the interest of clean air
Pollution of our environment has become a
problem that is of increasing concern to all of us.
We urge you to join us in our efforts for cleaner air
in controlling the pollutants emitted from the
automobile.
Porsche has developed an emission control
system that controls or reduces those parts of the
emission that can be harmful to our environment.
Your Porsche is equipped with such a system.
Porsche warrants the Emission Control System in
your new car under the terms and conditions set
forth in the Warranty Booklet.
You, as the owner of the vehicle, have the
responsibility to provide regular maintenance
service for the vehicle and to keep a record of all
maintenance work performed. To facilitate record
keeping, have the service performed by
authorized Porsche dealers. They have Porsche
trained technicians and special tools to provide
fast and efficient service.
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To assure efficient operation of the Emission
Control System:
f Have your vehicle maintained properly and in
accordance with the recommendations
described in your Maintenance Booklet. Lack
of proper maintenance, as well as improper
use of the vehicle, will impair the function of
the emission control system and could lead to
damage.
f Do not alter or remove any component of the
emission control system.
f Do not alter or remove any device, such as
heat shields, switches, ignition wires, valves,
etc., which are designed to protect your
vehicle's emission control system. In addition
to serious engine damage, this can result in a
fire if excess raw fuel reaches the exhaust
system.
f Do not continue to operate your vehicle if you
detect engine misfire or other unusual
operating conditions.
Parking
Danger!
Danger of fire resulting in serious personal
injury or death.
f Do not park or operate the vehicle in areas
where the hot exhaust system may come in
contact with dry grass, brush, fuel spill or
other flammable materials.
f If your car catches on fire for any reason, call
the fire department. Do not endanger your life
by attempting to put out the fire.
Undercoating
Danger!
Danger of fire resulting in serious personal
injury or death.
f Do not apply additional undercoating or rustproofing on or near the exhaust manifold,
exhaust pipes, catalytic converters or heat
shields. During driving the substance used for
undercoating could overheat and ignite.
How Emission Control Works
Oxygen sensor
When an automobile engine is running, it uses
energy generated through the combustion of a
mixture of air and fuel. Depending on whether a
car is driven fast or slowly or whether the engine
is cold or hot, some of the fuel (hydrocarbons)
may not be burned completely, but may be
discharged into the engine crankcase or exhaust
system. Additonal hydrocarbons may enter the
atmosphere through evaporation of fuel from the
fuel tank. These hydrocarbons (HC), when
released into the air, contribute to undesirable
pollution.
The oxygen sensor, installed in the exhaust pipe
continuously senses the oxygen content of the
exhaust and signals the information to an
electronic control unit. The control unit corrects
the air/fuel ratio, so the engine always receives an
accurately metered air/fuel mixture.
In addition, carbon monoxide (CO) and oxides of
nitrogen (NOx) contribute to engine emissions.
They, too, are formed during the combustion
process and discharged into the exhaust system.
To reduce these pollutants, your Porsche is
equipped with a precisely calibrated fuel injection
system to assure a finely balanced air/fuel mixture
under all operating conditions.
Crankcase ventilation
Through crankcase ventilation, undesirable
emissions from the engine crankcase are not
permitted to reach the outside atmosphere. These
emissions are recirculated from the crankcase to
the air intake system. From here the emissions
mix with the intake air and are later burned in the
engine.
The catalytic converters will be damaged by:
– push or tow starting the vehicle
– misfiring of the engine
– turning off the ignition while the vehicle is
moving or
– driving until the fuel tank is completely empty
– by other unusual operating conditions.
f Do not continue to operate your vehicle under
these conditions, since raw fuel might reach
the catalytic converters. This could result in
overheating of the converters. Federal law
prohibits use of leaded fuel in this car.
Catalytic converters
The catalytic converters are efficient “clean-up”
devices built into the exhaust system of the
vehicle. The catalytic converters burn the
undesirable pollutants in the exhaust gas before it
is released into the atmosphere.
The exclusive use of unleaded fuel is
critically important for the life of the
catalytic converters. Therefore, only
unleaded fuel must be used.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel economy will vary depending on where,
when and how you drive, optional equipment
installed, and the general condition of your
car.
A car tuned to specifications and correctly
maintained, will help you to achieve optimal
fuel economy.
f Have your vehicle tuned to specifications. Air
cleaner should be dirt free to allow proper
engine “breathing”.
Battery should be fully charged.
Wheels should be properly aligned.
Tires should be inflated to the correct
pressure.
f Always monitor your fuel consumption.
f Drive smoothly, avoid abrupt changes in speed
as much as possible.
f Avoid jack rabbit starts and sudden stops.
f Do not drive longer than necessary in the lower
gears. Shifting into a higher gear early without
lugging the engine will help save fuel.
f Prolonged “warm up” idling wastes gas. Start
the vehicle just before you are ready to drive.
Accelerate slowly and smoothly.
f Switch off the engine if stationary for longer
periods.
f Any additional weight carried in the vehicle
reduces fuel economy. Always keep cargo to
a minimum and remove all unnecessary items.
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f Organize your trips to take in several errands
in one trip.
f All electrical accessories contribute to
increased fuel consumption.
f Only switch on the air conditioning when
necessary.
f Do not drive with the Roof Transport System
mounted unless you need it.
The EPA estimated miles per gallon (mpg) is
to be used for comparison purposes, actual
mileage may be different from the estimated
mpg, depending on your driving speed,
weather conditions and trip length. Your
actual highway mileage may be less than the
estimated mpg.
f Please observe all local and national speed
limits.
Operating Your Porsche in other
Countries
Government regulations in the United States and
Canada require that automobiles meet specific
emission regulations and safety standards.
Therefore, cars built for the U.S. and Canada differ
from vehicles sold in other countries.
If you plan to take your Porsche outside the
continental limits of the United States or Canada,
there is the possibility that
– unleaded fuel may not be available;
– unleaded fuel may have a considerably lower
octane rating. Excessive engine knock and
serious damage to both engine and catalytic
converters could result;
– service may be inadequate due to lack of
proper service facilities, tools or diagnostic
equipment;
– replacement parts may not be available or very
difficult to get.
Porsche cannot be responsible for the
mechanical damage that could result
because of inadequate fuel, service or parts
availability.
If you purchased your Porsche abroad and want to
bring it back home, be sure to find out about
shipping and forwarding requirements, as well as
current import and customs regulations.
Fuel
When the ignition is on, the fuel level is displayed
on the instrument panel.
f Please see the chapter “FUEL GAUGE” on
page 111.
Warning!
Fuel is highly flammable and harmful to
health.
f Fire, open flame and smoking are prohibited
when handling fuel.
f Avoid contact with skin or clothing, since injury
to your skin may occur.
f Do not inhale fuel vapors, since they may make
you ill and possibly cause death if inhalation is
prolonged and occurs in a closed space.
To prevent damage to the emission control
system and engine:
f Never drive the tank dry.
f Avoid high cornering speeds after the warning
lights have come on.
f Please see the chapter “FUEL ECONOMY” on
page 264.
To avoid permanent damage to the functionality of
the catalytic converters and oxygen sensors, use
unleaded fuel only.
The engine is designed to provide optimum
performance and fuel consumption if unleaded
premium fuel with 98 RON/88 MON is used.
If unleaded fuels with octane ratings of less than
98 RON/88 MON are used, the engine’s knock
control automatically adapts the ignition timing.
Porsche recommends that you use fuel with
at least 95 RON/85 MON in your vehicle.
Note on operation
Information on the fuel quality can normally
be found on the pump.
If this is not the case, ask a fuel station attendant.
If the recommended fuel is not available, you
can also use unleaded regular fuel (91 RON/
82.5 MON) in an emergency.
However, this could reduce performance and
increase fuel consumption.
f Avoiding driving at full throttle.
The emission control system can be damaged in
various ways (e.g. fueling incorrectly, shortage of
fuel, tow-starting).
In some countries the available fuel quality may
not meet requirements and can result in coking
around the inlet valve.
f Please see the chapter “HOW EMISSION
CONTROL WORKS” on page 263.
In this case, the fuel may be mixed with the
additive sold and recommended by Porsche after
consulting a authorized Porsche dealer.
Porsche part number 000 043 206 89.
f Observe the instructions and mixture ratios
stated on the container.
It is important that the service intervals,
particularly the oil change intervals, are
observed in accordance with the specifications
in the “Maintenance” booklet.
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Refuelling
Danger!
The RF energy from a cellphone can cause a
sparking on bare metal, much like aluminum
foil in a microwave oven. The spark could
ignite gasoline fumes present while refuling.
Static discharge from your body can ignite
gasoline fumes present when you get back
out of the vehicle and touch the fuel nozzle.
In either case, resulting fire can cause
serious damage to the vehicle, serious injury
or death to persons in immediate vicinity.
f Do not use a cellphone while pumping gas.
f Do not re-enter the vehicle while pumping gas.
1. Stop the engine and switch off the ignition.
2. Open the filler flap by pressing on the rear part
of the filler flap (arrow).
The vehicle must be unlocked.
3. Slowly open and remove the tank cap.
Put the tank cap into the holder (arrow).
4. Add the fuel additive recommended by
Porsche if necessary.
5. Insert the pump nozzle fully into the filler neck.
The handle of the pump nozzle must point
downwards.
Total capacity:
Panamera S: approx. 21.14 US gallons
(80 liters).
Panamera 4S/Panamera Turbo:
approx. 26.42 US gallons (100 liters).
The reserve is approx. 3.96 US gallons
(15 liters) for each.
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Fuel Can
6. Operate the pump nozzle and refuel
the vehicle.
Do not add further fuel once the correctly
operated automatic pump nozzle has switched
off. Fuel could spray back or could flow over
when heated.
Danger!
Risk of fire or explosion if the fuel can is
damaged in an accident and fuel escapes.
Escaping vapors can be harmful to health.
7. Replace the tank cap immediately after
refuelling and close it until you hear and feel
it locking.
f Do not carry a fuel can on journeys.
f Observe the relevant laws.
8. Close the filler flap and press on the rear of
the filler flap until it engages securely.
If you lose the tank filler cap, you must
replace it only with an original part.
Caution!
Risk of damage. Decorative foils may fade
if they come into contact with fuel.
f Wipe off any spilled fuel immediately.
Emergency unlocking of the filler flap
If the electrical unlocking mechanism is faulty,
the filler flap can be opened as follows:
– Pull the emergency release mechanism behind
the right luggage compartment trim panel in
direction of arrow.
The filler flap pops open.
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Fuel Recommendations
Your Porsche is equipped with catalytic
converters and must use UNLEADED FUEL
ONLY.
Your engine is designed to provide optimum
performance and fuel economy using unleaded
premium fuel with an octane rating of 98 RON
(93 CLC or AKI). Porsche therefore
recommends the use of these fuels in your
vehicle.
Porsche also recognizes that these fuels may not
always be available. Be assured that your vehicle
will operate properly on unleaded premium fuels
with octane numbers of at least 95 RON
(90 CLC or AKI), since the engine’s “Electronic
Oktane™ knock control” will adapt the ignition
timing, if necessary.
It is important to observe the regular service
intervals, and particularly the oil change intervals,
specified in the “Maintenance” booklet.
The use of UNLEADED FUEL ONLY is critically
important to the life of the catalytic
converters. Deposits from leaded fuels will
ruin the converters and make them
ineffective as an emission control device.
Cars with catalytic converters have a smaller fuel
tank opening, and gas station pumps that
dispense unleaded fuel have smaller nozzles. This
will prevent accidental pumping of leaded fuel into
cars with catalytic converters.
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Unleaded fuels may not be available outside the
continental U.S. and Canada. Therefore, we
recommend you do not take your car to areas or
countries where unleaded fuel may not be
available.
Octane ratings
Octane rating indicates a fuel’s ability to resist
detonation. Therefore, buying the correct octane
gas is important to prevent engine “damage”.
The RON octane rating is based on the research
method. The CLC (U.S. Cost of Living Council
octane rating) or AKI (antiknock index) octane
rating usually displayed on U.S. fuel pumps is
calculated as research octane number plus motor
octane number, divided by 2, that is written as:
RON+MON
2
or
R+M
2
The CLC or AKI octane rating is usually lower than
the RON rating:
For example: 95 RON equals 90 CLC or AKI.
Fuels containing ethanol
Do not use any fuels containing more than 10
percent ethanol by volume.
We recommend, however, to change to a different
fuel or station if any of the following problems
occur with your vehicle:
– Deterioration of driveability and performance.
– Substantially reduced fuel economy.
– Vapor lock and non-start problems, especially
at high altitude or at high temperature.
– Engine malfunction or stalling.
Fuel Evaporation Control
Car Care Instructions
Fuel tank venting
f Please see the chapter “EXERCISE EXTREME
CAUTION WHEN WORKING ON YOUR VEHICLE”
on page 252.
The evaporation chamber and the carbon canister
prevent fuel vapors from escaping to the
atmosphere at extreme high outside
temperatures, when driving abruptly around
curves and when the car is parked at an incline or
in any other nonlevel position.
Vapor control system and storage
When the fuel tank is filled, vapors are collected in
the evaporation chamber by a vent line leading the
vapors to the carbon canister where they are
stored as long as the engine does not run.
Purge system
When the engine is running, the fuel vapors from
the canister will be mixed with fresh air from the
ambient air of the canister. This mixture will be
directed to the intake air housing by the tank vent
line, mixed with the intake air and burned during
normal combustion.
Regular and correct care helps to maintain
the value of your car and is also a
precondition for the New Vehicle Warranty
and the Anti Corrosion Warranty.
Your authorized Porsche dealer has specially
developed car-care products from the
Porsche program available either singly or
as complete car-care sets. They will be
pleased to help you select suitable products.
Whether you use Porsche products or other
commercially available cleaning agents first
make sure of their correct application.
A Porsche that is well-cared for can look like new
for years. It all depends on the amount of care the
owner is willing to give the car.
Warning!
Risk of serious personal injury or damage to
the vehicle or property.
Cleaning agents may be hazardous to your
health.
Most chemical cleaners are concentrates
which require dilution. High concentrations
might cause problems ranging from irritation
to serious injury as well as damage to your
vehicle.
f Keep cleaning agents out of reach from
children.
f Observe all caution labels.
f Always read directions on the container before
using any product. These directions may
contain information necessary to avoid
personal injury.
f Do not use fuel, kerosene, naphtha, nail polish
remover or other volatile cleaning fluids. They
may be toxic, flammable or hazardous in other
ways. Only use spot removing fluids in a well
vented area.
f Do not clean the underside of chassis,
fenders, wheel covers, etc., without protecting
your hands and arms as you may cut yourself
on sharp-edged metal parts.
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High-pressure cleaning equipment
Warning!
High-pressure cleaning equipment can
damage the following components:
– Tires
– Logos, emblems, decorative foils
– Painted surfaces
– Alternator, valve covers
– ParkAssist sensors
Decorative film
Caution!
Risk of damage due to separation of the
decorative film when using high-pressure
cleaning equipment.
f When cleaning components, the water must
not be hotter than 140 °F (60 °C) and the
pressure no greater than 580 psi (40 bar).
Always observe a minimum distance of 20 in.
(50 cm).
– Radar sensor for adaptive cruise control
Care of door lock
– Rearview camera
f To prevent the door lock from freezing
during the cold season, cover the lock barrel
with suitable adhesive tape while washing
the vehicle.
f Always read the operating instructions
provided by the equipment manufacturer.
f Always cover the lid of the brake fluid reservoir
prior to cleaning. Never point the cleaning jet
directly at the lid.
f When cleaning with a flat-jet nozzle or
a so-called “dirt blaster”. maintain a minimum
distance of 20 in. (50 cm).
f Never use high-pressure cleaning equipment
with a round-jet nozzle.
A high-pressure cleaning device fitted with
a round nozzle will damage your vehicle. The
tires are particularly susceptible to damage.
f Do not point the cleaning jet directly at any of
the aforementioned components.
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If the lock still freezes, use an ordinary de-icer.
In many cases, a well warmed key can help.
Never use excessive force.
Car washing
The best protection for the vehicle from the
damaging effects of the environment is frequent
washing and preservation.
The longer road salt, road dust, industrial dust,
insect remains, bird excrement, and tree sap,
resin, pollen, etc. are allowed to remain on the
bodywork, the more harmful their effect.
Observe the following points in order to ensure
that the vehicle is washed thoroughly without
damaging the paintwork:
f The underside of the vehicle should also be
thoroughly washed at the end of the winter
season at the latest.
f Wash your vehicle only at sites provided for
this purpose to prevent soot, grease, oil and
heavy metals from entering the environment.
f Dark colors are slightly more susceptible
to scratching and require particularly careful
paint care.
Dark paints make even the smallest surface
blemishes (scratches) more conspicuous than
lighter colors.
f Do not wash your Porsche in direct sunlight
or when its body is hot.
f When washing by hand, use a car shampoo,
plenty of water, and a soft sponge or washing
brush.
We recommend Porsche car shampoo.
f Start washing the vehicle by thoroughly
wetting the paintwork and rinsing the heavy
dirt off.
f After washing the vehicle, rinse it thoroughly
with water and rub it dry with chamois-leather.
Do not use the same chamois for rubbing
dry as you use for cleaning the windshield
and windows.
Warning!
Risk of accidents! Reduced or uneven
braking action may be caused by wet
brakes.
f After washing the vehicle, test the brakes
and steering and briefly brake the discs dry.
When doing so, make sure that vehicles
travelling behind you are not affected.
Cleaning in car washes
Optional add-on parts or parts that project beyond
the contours of the vehicle may be damaged by
design features of car washes.
The following parts are particularly at risk:
– Windshield wipers and rear wiper
(always switch them off – wiper stalk in
position 0 – to prevent them wiping
unintentionally in intermittent or sensor
operation).
– Exterior mirrors (always fold in).
– External antenna (always unscrew).
– Roof transport system
(always remove completely).
– Spoiler.
– Wheels (the wider the rim and the lower the tire
height, the greater the risk of damage).
f Please consult the operator before using
automatic car washes.
f All parts not reached by a car wash, such
as door and lid seams or door sills, must
be washed and polished by hand.
Paint care
In order to protect the paint on your vehicle in
the best possible way against mechanical and
chemical damage, you should
– preserve it regularly,
– polish it if necessary,
– remove spots and stains, and
– repair damaged paintwork.
General Notes
f Never rub a dusty vehicle with a dry cloth,
because the grains of dirt will damage
the paintwork.
f Do not treat matt-painted components with
preservatives or polishes as these remove
the matt effect.
Preservation
The paint surface becomes dull over time due
to weathering.
f Preserve paint regularly.
f Apply paint preservative after washing the
vehicle and polish it smooth to preserve
the paintwork.
This keeps the paint shiny and elastic. Dirt is
prevented from adhering to the paint surface and
industrial dust is prevented from penetrating
the paint.
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Polishing
Only when the original shine can no longer be
obtained using preservatives should paint polish
be used to clean the paint.
We recommend Porsche paint polish.
Removing spots and stains
f Remove tar spatters, traces of oil, insects etc.
as soon as possible using an insect remover,
as they discolor the paint if left to work on it
over time.
f Wash the treated areas carefully afterwards.
Repairing minor paint damage
f Have minor paint damage (cracks, scratches
or stone damage) repaired immediately
before corrosion begins.
Please contact a qualified specialist workshop.
We recommend that you have an authorized
Porsche dealer to do this work as they have
trained workshop personnel and the necessary
parts and tools.
If traces of corrosion have already formed, these
must be thoroughly removed. An anti-corrosion
primer must then be applied to these spots,
followed by top-coat paint.
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Paint data can be found on the vehicle data
carrier.
f Please see the chapter “VEHICLE DATA BANK”
on page 323.
Cleaning the engine compartment
Caution!
Risk of damage, e.g. to the alternator,
painted surfaces, and the valve covers.
f Never use high-pressure cleaners with
a round-jet nozzle.
f Always observe a minimum distance of 20 in.
(50 cm).
f Always cover the lid of the brake fluid reservoir
prior to cleaning with a high-pressure cleaner.
Never point the cleaning jet directly at the lid.
f Do not point the cleaning jet directly at any
of the aforementioned components.
Note on operation
If the vehicle is driven frequently on salted
or gritted roads:
f Have the engine compartment cleaned
regularly.
Cleaning windows
f Clean all windows regularly, inside and out,
with window cleaner.
We recommend Porsche window cleaner.
f Do not use the same chamois for painted
surfaces and for drying the windows.
Preservative residues could reduce
transparency.
f Remove insect residues with insect remover.
Note
The front side windows have a water-repellent
(hydrophobic) coating, which prevents soiling
of the windows.
This coating is subject to natural wear and can
be renewed.
f Please contact a qualified specialist workshop.
We recommend that you have an authorized
Porsche dealer to do this work as they have
trained workshop personnel and the necessary
parts and tools.
Care of windshield wiper blades
Windshield wiper blades that are in perfect
condition are vital for a clear view.
f Please see the chapter “WIPER BLADES” on
page 261.
f Have the wiper blades replaced twice per year
(before and after the cold season) or if wiper
performance deteriorates or the blades are
damaged.
f Clean the wiper blades with window cleaner at
regular intervals, especially after washing the
vehicle in a car wash.
We recommend Porsche window cleaner.
If wiper blades are very dirty (e.g. covered with
insect remains), they can be cleaned with
a sponge or cloth.
If the wiper blades rub or squeak, this may be due
to the following:
– If the vehicle is washed in an automatic
car wash, wax residues may adhere to
the windshield. These wax residues can
be removed only by using window
cleaner concentrate.
f Please see the chapter “WASHER FLUID” on
page 259.
Contact your authorized Porsche dealer for more
information.
– The wiper blades may be damaged or worn.
f Have damaged wiper blades replaced
immediately.
Undercoating
The underside of your car is durably protected
against chemical and mechanical influences.
As it is not possible to exclude the risk of damage
to this protective coating in day to day driving, it
is advisable to have the underside of the car
inspected at certain intervals - preferably before
the start of winter and again in spring - and the
undercoating restored as necessary.
Your authorized Porsche dealer is familiar with the
bodyseal treatment procedures and has the
necessary equipment for applying factory
approved materials. We recommend that you
entrust them with such work and inspections.
Unlike conventional spray oils, undercoating and
rust-proofing compounds based on bitumen or
wax do not attack the sound-proofing materials
applied at the factory.
Warning!
Danger of fire resulting in serious personal
injury or death.
f Do not apply additional undercoating or rustproofing on or near the exhaust manifold,
exhaust pipes, catalytic converters or heat
shields. During driving the substance used for
undercoating could overheat and ignite.
f Before applying fresh underseal, carefully
remove deposits or dirt and grease. Once it
has dried, the new undercoating compound
forms a tough protective coating which
provides efficient rust-proofing of the floor
panels and components.
f Always apply a fresh coating of suitable preservative to unprotect areas after cleaning the
underside of the body, the transmission, the
engine or carrying out repairs to under-body,
engine or transmission components.
Effective rust-proofing is particularly important
during the cold weather season. If your car is
driven frequently in areas where salt has been
spread on the roads, the whole engine compartment should be cleaned thoroughly after the
winter to prevent salt from causing any lasting
damage. A full under-body wash should also be
performed at the same time.
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Cleaning headlights, lights, interior and
exterior plastic components, adhesive
foils, radar sensor for adaptive cruise
control and rearview camera
Observe the following points:
Alloy wheels
Metal particles (e.g. brass or copper in brake
dust) must not remain too long on alloy wheels.
Contact corrosion can cause pitting.
f Use only clean water and a little dishwashing
liquid or interior window cleaner to clean
headlights, lights, plastic components
and surfaces.
Use a soft sponge or a soft, lint-free cloth.
Note
Note
f Use only cleaners for alloy wheels
(pH value 9.5). Products with the wrong
pH value can destroy the protective layer
on the wheels.
We recommend Porsche cleaner for light
alloy rims.
An interior window cleaner can also be used to
clean plastic surfaces (always read the cleaning
instructions on the container!).
We recommend Porsche interior window cleaner.
f Gently wipe the surface without applying
too much pressure.
f Do not clean when dry.
f Never use other chemical cleaners
or solvents.
f Rinse cleaned surfaces with clear water.
Cleaners with an oxide-removing effect or
wrong pH value, as are commonly used for
other metals, as well as mechanical tools and
products, will damage the oxide layer and are
therefore unsuitable.
f If possible, wash the wheels every two weeks
with a sponge or washing brush. If the wheels
are exposed to road salt, grit or industrial dust,
weekly cleaning is necessary.
f Every three months, after cleaning, treat the
wheels with car wax or an acid-free grease
(e.g. Vaseline).
Rub the grease in well with a soft cloth.
f Please see the chapter “CLEANING IN CAR
WASHES” on page 271.
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Danger!
Danger of accident resulting in serious
personal injury or death if cleaning agents
(e.g. wheel cleaning agents) come into
contact with the brake discs. The resulting
film on the brake discs can impair braking
performance.
f Make sure that no cleaning agent comes into
contact with the brake discs.
f If cleaning agent has come into contact with
the brake discs, clean the brake discs
thoroughly with a strong jet of water.
f Paying attention to any road users behind you,
dry the brake discs by applying the brakes.
Stainless steel tailpipes
Stainless steel tailpipes can discolor due to
soiling, strong heat and combustion residues.
The original shine can be achieved again using
commercially available metal lustre paste or metal
polish.
Cleaning door, roof, lid and window seals
Caution!
The lubricant coating on the inner door seals
may be damaged by unsuitable cleaning and
care agents.
f Do not use any chemical cleaning agents
or solvents.
f Do not use any preservative agents.
f Wash dirt (e.g. abrasion, dust, road salts) from
all seals regularly using warm soapy water.
f If there is a risk of frost, protect the outer door
seals and lid seals against freezing into place
with a suitable care product.
Leather care
The natural surface markings of leather,
e.g. creases, healed scars, insect sting marks,
structural differences and slight variations in
shade and grain add to the attractiveness of
the high-quality natural leather product.
Observe the following care instructions:
Caution!
The leather will be damaged by the use of
unsuitable cleaning and care agents and by
inappropriate treatment.
f Do not use caustic cleaners or hard cleaning
objects!
f Perforated leather must under no
circumstances get wet on its reverse side.
f Clean all types of leather regularly to
remove fine dust using a soft, damp,
white woollen cloth or a commercially
available microfibre cloth.
f Remove heavy contamination with
a leather cleaner.
Always read the instructions for use given
on the containers.
We recommend the Porsche leather
care product.
Cleaning carpet, floor mats
f Use a vacuum cleaner or a brush (not too soft)
for cleaning.
f Heavy dirt and stains can be removed with
a stain remover.
We recommend Porsche stain remover.
To protect carpets, the Porsche range of
accessories includes mats of the correct size
and with the appropriate fastening.
Warning!
Risk of an accident resulting in serious
personal injury or death.
f Always check the movement of the pedals
before driving and make sure that they are not
obstructed by a floor mat or any other object.
f Secure the floor mat to prevent it from sliding
into positions that could interfere with the safe
operation of your vehicle – do not lay them
loosely in the vehicle.
Your Porsche dealer will be glad to offer you
floor mats of correct size including a securing
possibility.
f Treat cleaned leather only with a leather
care product.
We recommend the Porsche leather
care product.
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Cleaning air bag covers
Danger!
Risk of serious or fatal injury from impaired
operation of the air bag system caused by
incorrect cleaning.
f While it is appropriate to use normal surface
cleaning methods on the interior of your
vehicle, do not undertake deep cleaning of air
bag-related components, such as the
padded covers on the steering wheel,
the underside of the instrument panel,
front seats, roof pillars, roof liners and the
rear interior trim panels, and around the
seat backrest.
f Have your authorized Porsche dealer to clean
these components.
Cleaning fabric linings
f Fabric linings on pillars, roofliner and sun
blinds, etc. must be cleaned only using
suitable cleaning agents or a suitable dry
foam and a soft brush.
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Alcantara care
Storing your Porsche
Do not use leather care products to
clean Alcantara.
If you wish to keep your Porsche off the road for
a lengthy period, we recommend that you contact
your authorized Porsche dealer.
They will be glad to advise you about the
necessary measures, e.g. corrosion prevention,
care, maintenance and storage.
For regular care, it is sufficient to clean the
cover with a soft brush.
Strong abrasion or rubbing when cleaning will
produce a lasting change to the surface.
Cleaning when lightly soiled
Further important information on laying up your
Porsche can be found in other sections.
f Wet a soft cloth with water or a neutral
soap solution and wipe off the dirt.
f Please see the chapter “BATTERY” on
page 303.
Cleaning when heavily soiled
For information on locking the vehicle when
the battery is disconnected:
f Wet a soft cloth with lukewarm water or diluted
white spirit and dab the dirt from the outside
in.
Cleaning the seat belts
f Use mild detergent to clean soiled belts.
f When drying, avoid direct sunlight.
f Only use suitable cleaning agents.
f Do not tint or bleach the belts.
The belt fabric could be weakened,
thus affecting safety.
f Please see the chapter “NOT ALL VEHICLE
DOORS ARE LOCKED” on page 36.
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Exercise Extreme Caution when Working
on your Vehicle .......................................... 278
Tires and Wheels........................................ 280
Wheel Bolts .............................................. 293
Flat Tire..................................................... 293
Electrical System ....................................... 296
Battery ...................................................... 303
External Power Supply, Jump-Lead
Starting ..................................................... 306
Changing the Remote Control Battery .......... 307
Replacing Bulbs ......................................... 308
Headlights ................................................. 308
Side Turn Signal Light................................. 312
Licence Plate Lights ................................... 313
Side Marker Light....................................... 313
Changing Light-Emitting Diodes and
Long-Life Bulbs ......................................... 314
Headlight Adjustment.................................. 314
Towing ...................................................... 316
Fire Extinguisher ........................................ 321
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Exercise Extreme Caution when
Working on your Vehicle
Danger!
Ignoring the following instructions may
cause serious personal injury or death.
f The engine compartment of any motor vehicle
is a potentially hazardous area. If you are not
fully familiar with proper repair procedures, do
not attempt the adjustments described on the
following pages.
f Only work on your vehicle outdoors or in a well
ventilated area.
f Ensure that there are no open flames in the
area of your vehicle at any time when fuel
fumes might be present. Be especially
cautious of devices such as hot water heaters
which ignite a flame intermittently.
f Before working on any part in the engine
compartment, turn the engine off and let it cool
down sufficiently. Hot engine compartment
components can burn skin on contact.
f Be alert and cautious around the engine at all
times while it is running. If you have to work on
the engine while it is running, always put the
parking brake on and put the PDK selector
lever in position P or N.
f In particular, be very careful to ensure that
items of clothing (ties, shirt, sleeves etc.),
jewelry, long hair, hand or fingers cannot get
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caught in the fan, belts or other moving parts.
The radiator and radiator fans are in the front
of the car.
The fans can start or continue running as a
function of temperature, even with the engine
switched off.
Carry out work in these areas only with the
engine off and exercise extreme caution.
f Your Porsche is equipped with an electronic
ignition system. When the ignition is on, high
voltage is present in all wires connected with
the ignition system; therefore, exercise
extreme caution when working on any part of
the engine while the ignition is on or the engine
is running.
f Always support your car with safety stands if it
is necessary to work under the car. The jack
supplied with the car is not adequate for this
purpose.
Switch off level control of air suspension and
height adjustment.
Please see the chapter “RAISING THE VEHICLE
WITH A LIFTING PLATFORM, TROLLEY JACK
OR STANDARD JACK” on page 290.
f When working under the car without safety
stands but with the wheels on the ground,
make sure the car is on level ground, the
wheels are blocked, and that the engine
cannot be started.
Withdraw ignition keys (switch ignition off in
vehicles that have Porsche Entry & Drive).
f Do not smoke or allow an open flame around
the battery or fuel.
Keep a fire extinguisher close at hand.
f Incomplete or improper servicing may cause
problems in the operation of the car. If in doubt
about any servicing, have it done by your
authorized Porsche dealer.
Improper maintenance during the warranty
period may affect your Porsche warranty
coverage.
f Supplies of fluids, e.g. engine oil, washer fluid,
brake fluid or coolant, are hazardous to your
health.
Keep these fluids out of children's reach and
dispose of them in accordance with the
appropriate regulations.
f Some countries require additional tools and
special spare parts to be carried in your
vehicle. Please make enquiries before driving
abroad.
Note
The tools required for changing a wheel (e.g. jack,
wheel bolt wrench, assembly aids) are not
supplied as standard with the vehicle. Your
authorized Porsche dealer will be pleased to
advise you.
Warning triangle, first aid kit
The warning triangle, together with the first aid kit,
is located in the storage compartment under the
load sill in the luggage compartment.
1. Turn both twist-locks A 90°.
2. Remove cover B.
3. Remove combination pack C containing the
first aid kit and/or warning triangle.
Note
Replace any items you remove from the first aid kit
and any out-of-date items immediately.
Tool kit
The tool kit is stored at the left side under
the luggage compartment floor.
The tool kit contains the following:
A Wrench socket for security wheel bolt
B Tire sealant
C Tool box
D Towing lug
E Compressor
F Hexagon wrench for emergency operation
of slide/tilt roof (under the compressor)
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Tires and Wheels
The original equipment tires and wheel rims on
your Porsche comply with all applicable Federal
Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
For your safety remember the following:
– Wheel rims and wheel bolts are matched to fit
your Porsche.
– If you intend to use other than original
equipment wheels, be sure that they conform
to Porsche specifications for your model. Only
tires with the same make and with the same
specification code (e.g. ”N0“, ”N1“...) can be
mounted.
– The use of wheel rims and wheel bolts that do
not meet specifications of the original factory
installed equipment will affect the safe
operation of your vehicle and affect warranty
coverage.
– Before you plan on exchanging wheels, or
snow tires already mounted on the wheel rims,
consult your authorized Porsche dealer.
Your dealer has the technical information
necessary to advise you which wheel rims and
wheel bolts are compatible with the original
factory installations.
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Danger!
Risk of loss of control and serious personal
injury or death.
f If while driving, your vehicle experiences a
sudden vibration or ride disturbance, and/or
you suspect that possible damage to your tires
or vehicle has occurred, you should
immediately reduce your speed without
excessive use of the brakes.
f Stop the vehicle as soon as possible, and
inspect the tires.
If you cannot determine the cause for the
disturbance, have your vehicle towed to the
nearest Porsche or tire dealer to have your
vehicle or tire(s) inspected.
f Continuing to operate the vehicle without
correction could result in a loss of control and
serious personal injury.
Example
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
Quality grades can be found where applicable on
the tire sidewall between tread shoulder and
maximum section width.
All passenger car tires must conform to Federal
Safety Requirements in addition to these grades.
Treadwear
Temperature A, B, C
The treadwear grade is a comparative rating
based on the wear rate of the tire when tested
under controlled conditions on a specific
government test course. For example, a tire
graded 150 would wear one and a half (1-1/2)
times as well on the government course as a tire
graded 100. The relative performance of tires
depends upon the actual conditions of their use,
however, and may depart significantly from the
norm due to variations in driving habits, service
practices and differences in road characteristics
and climate.
The temperature grades are A (the highest), B and
C, representing the tire's resistance to the
generation of heat and its ability to dissipate heat
when tested under controlled conditions on a
specified indoor laboratory test wheel.
Sustained high temperatures can cause the
material of the tire to degenerate and reduce tire
life, and excessive temperature can lead to
sudden tire failure.
The grade C corresponds to a level of
performance which all passenger car tires must
meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety
Standard No. 109.
Grades B and A represent higher levels of
performance on the laboratory test wheel than the
minimum required by law.
Traction AA, A, B, C
The traction grades, from highest to lowest, are
AA, A, B, and C and they represent the tire's ability
to stop on wet pavement as measured under
controlled conditions on specified government
test surfaces of asphalt and concrete. A tire
marked C may have poor traction performance.
Warning!
The traction grade assigned to this is based
on braking (straight-ahead) traction tests
and does not include cornering (turned)
traction, acceleration, hydroplaning or peak
traction characteristics.
Warning!
The temperature grade for this tire is
established for a tire that is properly inflated
and not overloaded. Excessive speed,
underinflation, or excessive loading, either
separately or in combination, can cause heat
buildup and possible tire failure, resulting
loss of control, leading to serious personal
injury or death.
Tire pressures
Danger!
Risk of accident.
Risk of serious personal injury or death.
Driving the vehicle with low tire pressure
increases risk of a tire failure and resulting
loss of control. Furthermore, low tire
pressure increases rate of wear of the
affected tires and cause damage.
f Always use an accurate tire pressure gage
when checking inflation pressures.
f Do not exceed the maximum tire pressure
listed on the tire sidewall. (Also refer to
”Technical data“).
f Please see the chapter “TIRE PRESSURE
PLATE” on page 283.
f Cold tire inflation pressure means: all tires
must be cold, ambient temperature maximum
68 °F (20 °C), when adjusting the inflation
pressure. Avoid sunlight striking the tires
before measuring cold pressures, since the
pressures would rise from temperature
influence.
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f Valve caps protect the valve from dust and dirt,
and thus from leakage. Always screw caps
tightly down. Replace missing caps
immediately.
f Use only plastic valve caps.
f For safety reasons, don't use tire inflating
bottles.
Please note that the TPM is not a substitute for
proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s
responsibility to maintain correct tire pressure,
even if under-inflation has not reached the level to
trigger illumination of the TPM low tire pressure
tell-tale.
For further information on the tire pressure
monitoring:
f Please see the chapter “TIRE PRESSURE FOR
COLD TIRES (68 °F/20 °C)” on page 326.
f Please see the chapter “TIRE PRESSURE
MONITORING (TPM)” on page 127.
Each tire, including the spare (if provided), should
be checked monthly when cold and inflated to the
inflation pressure recommended by the vehicle
manufacturer on the vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label. (If your vehicle has tires of a
different size than the size indicated on the vehicle
placard or tire inflation pressure label, you should
determine the proper tire inflation pressure for
those tires).
When tires are warm, the tire pressure is
increased.
As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been
equipped with a tire pressure monitoring (TPM)
that illuminates a low tire pressure telltale when
one or more of your tires is significantly underinflated. Accordingly, when the low tire pressure
telltale illuminates, you should stop and check
your tires as soon as possible, and inflate them to
the proper pressure. Driving on a significantly
under-inflated tire causes the tire to overheat and
can lead to tire failure. Under-inflation also
reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may
affect the vehicle’s handling and stopping ability.
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f Never let air out of hot tires. This could cause
the tire pressure to fall below the prescribed
value.
Insufficient tire pressure can cause tires to overheat and thus be damaged – even invisibly. Hidden
tire damage is not eliminated by subsequently
correcting the tire pressure.
Overloading
Danger!
Risk of damage to vehicle parts, loss of
control and serious personal injury or death.
f Do not overload your vehicle. Be careful about
the roof load.
f If you plan to load the vehicle, first correct the
tire pressure. Tire pressure for loaded vehicle
can be found on the tire pressure plate and in
the chapter technical data.
f Never exceed the specified axle load.
Overloading can shorten the service life of the
tires and car, as well as lead to dangerous
vehicle reactions and long braking distances.
Damage due to overloading is not covered by
the vehicle warranty.
Tire damage may also be caused by
overloading, and this damage is not covered
by your tire warranty.
f Please see the chapter “LOADING INFORMATION” on page 236.
Tire life
Tire life depends on various factors, i.e., road
surfaces, traffic and weather conditions, driving
habits, type of tires and tire care.
f Inspect your tires for wear and damage before
driving off. If you notice uneven or substantial
wear, wheels might need alignment or tires
should be balanced or replaced.
Tire wear
Example of a tire pressure plate
Tire Pressure plate
Information on the tire pressure plate
C Original tire size
Size of tires mounted at the factory.
D Recommended cold tire inflation pressure
These values are for cold tires (68 °F/20 °C).
A Seating capacity
Maximum number of vehicle occupants,
including the driver.
Tire traction
B Vehicle load limit
Is the maximum total weight limit specified of
the load (passengers and cargo) for the
vehicle. This is the maximum weight of
passengers and cargo that can be loaded into
the vehicle.
Please see the chapter “LOADING
INFORMATION” on page 236.
When driving on wet or slushy roads, a
wedge of water may build up between the
tires and the road. This phenomenon is
known as “hydroplane” and may cause
partial or complete loss of traction, vehicle
control or stopping ability.
Warning!
The original equipment tires on your Porsche have
built-in tire wear indicators. They are molded into
the bottom of the tread grooves and will appear as
approximately 1/2 in. (12 mm) bands when the
tire tread depth is down to 1/16 of an in (1.6 mm).
When the indicators appear in two or more
adjacent grooves, it is time to replace the tires.
We recommend, however, that you do not let the
tires wear down to this extent.
Worn tires cannot grip the road surface properly
and are even less effective on wet roads.
In the United States, state laws may govern the
minimum tread depth permissible. Follow all such
laws.
f Reduce speed on wet surfaces to prevent this.
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Danger!
Driving on worn tires can result in loss of
control of the vehicle and could cause
serious personal injuries or death.
f Do not drive with worn tires or tires showing
cuts or bruises as they may lead to sudden
deflation and loss of control which could cause
severe personal injury.
Tire care
Tire damage, puncture
f Avoid damaging tires and wheel rims.
f Please see the chapter “HIGH-PRESSURE
CLEANING EQUIPMENT” on page 270.
f If you must drive over a curb or other obstacle,
drive slowly and at an obtuse angle.
f Check tires for uneven wear and damage
before driving off.
f Remove imbedded material.
f If you notice that tires are wearing unevenly,
consult your authorized Porsche dealer.
f Replace worn or damaged tires immediately.
Uneven wear may not always be due to improper
wheel alignment. It can be the result of individual
driving habits such as cornering at high speeds. If
the tire pressure is not checked and adjusted
regularly, abnormal tire wear can also occur.
f Replace missing valve stem caps.
f Keep oil, fuel, brake fluid, etc. away from tires.
f Keep tires inflated correctly.
f Wash tires when washing the vehicle. Also
clean inner side of wheels.
f Do not use abrasive cleaners when washing
the wheels.
f Check wheel rims for corrosion.
f Remove road salt, if driving in winter.
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Danger!
Risk of serious personal injury or death.
Driving the vehicle with low tire pressure
increases risk of a tire failure and resulting
loss of control. Furthermore, low tire pressure increases rate of wear of the affected
tires.
f Check tires – including sidewalls – regularly for
foreign bodies, nicks, cuts, cracks and bulges.
f Cross curb edges slowly and at right angles if
possible.
Avoid driving over steep or sharp curbs.
f In cases of doubt, have the wheel (particularly
the inner side) checked by an authorized
Porsche dealer.
In case of tire damage, where it is uncertain
whether there is a break in the ply with all its
consequences or tire damage caused by thermal
or mechanical overloading due to loss of pressure
or any other prior damage, we recommend that
the tire be replaced for safety reasons.
If one faulty tire is replaced it should be noted that
the difference in tread depth on one axle must not
exceed 30%. Handling inconsistencies may result.
f Perform a visual inspection if necessary.
Tire replacements
f Use only tire makes and types tested by
Porsche.
If you do not use a Porsche recommended
replacement tire, make sure that you
purchase your new tires from a reputable tire
dealer and that the dealer complies with all
manufacturers warnings for those tires.
Only tires with the same manufacturer and
with the same specification code (e.g. “N0”,
“N1”…) should be mounted on the vehicle.
Before mounting new tires, check with your
Porsche dealer about the current release
status.
Tires should be replaced no less than on one axle
at the time. Only tires of the same make and type
must be used. Mixed tires are not permissible and
will affect vehicle performance, safety, and can
affect vehicle warranty.
Porsche dealers can recommend the most current
replacement tire options for your vehicle.
Initially, new tires do not have their full traction.
You should therefore drive at moderate speeds
during the first 60 - 120 miles (100 - 200 km).
Tires must always remain on the same side of
the vehicle.
When wheels are removed, the direction of
rotation and position of each wheel should be
marked.
If new tires are installed only on one axle, a
noticeable change in handling occurs due to the
different tread depth of the other tires. This
happens especially if only rear tires are replaced.
However, this condition disappears as the new
tires are broken in.
f Please adjust your driving style accordingly.
Installation of new tires should only be done by a
qualified tire technician.
Valves
Parking at the curb
Danger!
Hard impacts against curbs (or traffic
islands) are dangerous and may cause
hidden tire damage which is not noticeable
until later. Such damage can result in
accidents at high speeds causing serious
personal injury or death. Depending on the
force of impact, the edge of the rim can also
be damaged.
f After such an impact, have the wheel checked
by an expert.
f If you must drive over a curb or other obstacle,
drive slowly and at an obtuse angle.
Exercise care when parking along curbs.
Maintenance note
Tire repairs are not permissible under any
circumstances.
f Use only plastic valve caps.
Wheel alignment, wheel balancing
f The fitting and replacement specifications
must be observed for metal valves.
As a precaution, have wheels with summer tires
balanced in the spring, and those with mud and
snow tires before winter. Unbalanced wheels may
affect car handling and tire life.
Only the specified weights may be used for wheel
balancing.
f The rubber valves must be replaced whenever
the tires are changed.
f Only use Original Porsche metal valves.
f Protect the valve inserts against soiling with
valve caps. Soiled valve inserts can cause a
gradual loss of air.
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Self-adhesive weights must not come into contact
with cleaning agents, since they could drop off.
Uneven tread wear indicates wheel imbalance. In
this event, the vehicle should be checked at an
authorized Porsche dealer.
Danger!
If, during a trip, uneven running or vibrations
occur that could be caused by damage to
tires or the car, the speed must be reduced
immediately, but without braking sharply. If
you continue your trip without having the
cause of the fault remedied, you might lose
control of your vehicle which could cause
serious personal injury or death.
f Stop the vehicle and check the tires.
f If no cause for the fault can be found, drive
carefully to the nearest authorized Porsche
dealer.
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Wheels with Tire Pressure Monitoring
(TPM) sensors
Example
Before changing wheels, make sure that the
wheels are compatible with your vehicle’s TPM.
Wheels must always be fitted in accordance with
their marking.
f Check this with your authorized Porsche
dealer.
The perception that tire durability and
performance are not affected by storage and age
is unfounded.
Chemical additives, which make the rubber
elastic, lose their effectiveness over the course of
time and the rubber becomes brittle and cracks.
Removing and storing tires
f After changing, adjust tire pressure and torque
wheel bolts diagonally.
Please see the chapter “CHANGING A WHEEL”
on page 291.
f Store tires in a cool and dry place. Rotate
periodically to avoid flat spots.
f Avoid contact with fuel, oil and grease.
Tires must always remain on the same side of
the vehicle.
When wheels are removed, the direction of
rotation and position of each wheel should be
marked.
FR (front right), FL, RR and RL.
Therefore, the tires should be inspected from
time to time.
Note
Under no circumstances should tires older than
6 years be used on your Porsche.
The age of the tire can be obtained from the ”DOT“
code number. If, for example, the last three
numbers read 1208, then the tire was produced in
the 12th week of 2008.
Snow tires
The installation of Porsche approved snow tires is
recommended.
Use Porsche approved snow tires for grip on snow
and ice.
Check with your local Motor Vehicle Bureau for
possible restrictions.
Danger!
Risk of loss of control and damage to the
vehicle as well as serious personal injury or
death.
The standard tires profile and rubber mixture
are optimized for wet and dry driving
conditions, and may not prove favorable for
snow conditions.
f Install snow tires before driving in such
conditions.
Before mounting snow tires, consult with your
Porsche dealer. They have the technical
information necessary to advise you on wheel and
tire compatibility.
f Snow tires should have the same load capacity
as original equipment tires and should be
mounted on all four wheels.
Danger!
Risk of serious personal injury or death.
Driving the vehicle with low tire pressure
increases increases risk of a tire failure and
resulting loss of control. Furthermore, low
tire pressure increases rate of wear of the
affected tires and cause damage.
Tires with badly worn treads and studs are
very dangerous and could cause accidents
resulting in serious personal injuries or
death.
f Make sure they are replaced immediately.
f Do not exceed the snow tire speed rating.
Snow tires do not have the same degree of
traction on dry, wet or snowfree roads as normal
tires.
Furthermore, snow tires wear rapidly under these
conditions.
Maintenance note
We recommend fitting winter tires on the vehicle at
temperatures below 45 °F (7 °C) since the driving
performance of summer tires is reduced at low
temperatures. Summer tires may be permanently
damaged at extremely low temperatures.
Winter tires do not fulfill their purpose if the tread
depth is less than 5/32 in. (4 mm).
Comply with all state and local laws
governing snow tire and tread depth
requirements.
Danger!
Risk of accident and serious personal injury
or death due to excessive speed.
f Always check the maximum speed rating on
the tire sidewall on any tire on the vehicle.
f Never exceed the maximum speed rating of
the tires.
Wheel change
f When wheels are removed, mark the direction
of rotation and position of each wheel.
Example: FR (front right), FL, RR and RL.
f Always fit the wheels in accordance with the
markings.
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Snow chains
Warning!
Risk of damage to body, axle or brake
components.
f Use only the fine-link snow chains recommended and authorized by Porsche so that
sufficient clearance between the wheel well
and the chain is assured.
f Please see the chapter “WHEELS, TIRES” on
page 325.
f Follow instructions issued by the supplier of
the chains.
Fit snow chains only on the rear axle.
f Remove spacers if snow chains are mounted.
Example of Inscription
f Before fitting chains, remove accumulated ice
and snow from the wheel well.
Inscription on radial tire
– Y - Speed code letter
f Vehicles with snow chains must not be driven
faster than 30 mph (50 km/h).
A – Tire size
– XL (Extra Load) - Tire with increased load
rating
Different states and countries have varying statutory requirements regarding maximum speed.
– P - The tire is designed for Passenger vehicle.
This information is not included on all tires.
f Check with local authorities for possible
restrictions.
f Remove chains as soon as the roads are free
of ice and snow.
Example: P 265/40ZR18 (101Y)
– 265 - Indication of tire width in mm
– 40 - Indication of tire height to tire width ratio
in percent
– ZR - Belt type code letter for radial
– 18 - Indication of rim diameter in inches
– 101 - Load capacity coefficient
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B – TIN (Tire Identification Number)
Example: DOT xx xx xxxx xxxx
– DOT
The DOT symbol indicates that the tires
comply with the requirements of the
US Department of Transportation and provides
information about:
– first two-digit code means manufacture’s
identification mark.
– second two-digit code means tire size.
Speed code letters
– third four-digit code means tire type code.
The speed code letter Y indicates the maximum
permitted speed for the tire.
This code letter is shown on the tire sidewall.
– fourth four-digit code means date of
manufacture.
If, for example, the last four numbers read
1204, the tire was produced in the 12th week
of 2004.
C – Tire ply composition and material
The number of layers in the tread and sidewalls
and their material composition.
D – Maximum permissible inflation pressure
The maximum permissible cold inflation pressure
to which a tire can be inflated.
f Do not exceed the permissible inflation
pressure.
T
=
up to 118 mph (190 km/h)
H
=
up to 131 mph (210 km/h)
V
=
up to 150 mph (240 km/h)
W =
up to 167 mph (270 km/h)
Y
up to 186 mph (300 km/h)
=
(Y) =
up to 186 mph (300 km/h) as for Y tires.
Speeds of more than 185 mph
(300 km/h) are also possible at
a maximum tire load capacity of 85 %
(confirmation from tire manufacturer
required for speeds of more than
185 mph (300 km/h)).
E – Maximum Load rating
The maximum load in kilograms and pounds can
be carried by the tire. If you replace tires always
use a tire that has the same maximum load rating
as the factory installed tire.
Tip on driving
F – Radial
f Please note that in addition to snow tires,
all-season tires are also subject to speed limits
and bear this identification.
The identification indicates if the tire has radial
structure.
Tires with a maximum speed rating that is lower
than the specified maximum vehicle speed may be
mounted only if they bear an M+S identification on
the tire sidewall.
GHI JKL-
Rim width in inches
Rim-flange contour code letter
Symbol for drop-center rim
Rim diameter in inches
Double hump
Rim offset in mm
Inscription on alloy wheels
The information is inscribed on the back of the
spokes near the tire valve.
G – Term of tubeless or tube tire
Identification for tubeless tires.
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Raising vehicles with a level control system
Switch off the automatic level control system
before driving onto a lifting platform or before
raising the vehicle using a lifting platform, trolley
jack or standard jack.
Switching off level control
The level control system can only be switched off
when the vehicle is stationary. To increase ground
clearance, the vehicle should be set to High Level
before switching off level control.
f Please see the chapter “PORSCHE ACTIVE
SUSPENSION MANAGEMENT (PASM)” on
page 208.
1. Switch on ignition.
Jacking point for lifting platform and jack at the front
Raising the vehicle
with a lifting platform, trolley jack
or standard jack
f Before driving the vehicle onto a lifting
platform, make sure that there is sufficient
space between the lifting platform and
the vehicle.
Jacking point for lifting platform and jack at the rear
Caution!
Serious personal injury or death and/or
serious damage to the engine or vehicle may
occur, if you lift the vehicle improperly.
f Never lift the verhicle at any other place than
the jacking points.
f Never lift the vehicle by the engine,
transmission or axles.
f Do not damage any sensitive components in
the vecinity of the jacking points.
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2. Press and hold button
(for approx.
10 seconds) until the message “Control off”
appears on the multi-function display.
Switching on level control
1. Lower the vehicle.
2. Switch on ignition.
3. Press and hold button
(for approx.
10 seconds) until the message “Control on”
appears on the multi-function display.
Note
Level control is switched on automatically at
speeds of more than 4 mph (7 km/h).
Changing a wheel
Danger!
Failure to follow these instructions may result
in serious personal injury or death to you or
to bystanders.
Before changing the wheel
f If you have a flat tire, move a safe distance off
the road. Turn the emergency flasher on and
use other warning devices to alert other
motorists.
f Do not park your vehicle where it may contact
dry grass, brush or other flammable materials.
The hot parts of the exhaust system could set
such materials on fire, thereby causing both
property damage and severe or fatal physical
injury.
f Passengers must not be in the vehicle when it
is jacked up.
f Before you change a wheel, be sure the ground
is level and firm. If necessary, use a board
under the jack to ensure that the jack does not
sink into the ground.
f Set the electric parking brake and block the
wheels opposite the flat tire on the other side
of the vehicle.
While operating the jack
f The jack is only to be used for changing a
wheel. Do not use it as a support to work under
the car.
f The car must be jacked up only at the
illustrated jacking points. Lifting at any other
place may damage the vehicle or may result in
personal injury. Never jack the car up by the
body or the bumpers.
f For safety reasons do not use tire inflating
bottles. Do not use commercially available
sealant bottles. Use only the tire inflating bottle
located in the luggage compartment.
Note
The tools required for changing a wheel (e.g. jack,
wheel bolt wrench, assembly aids) are not
supplied as standard with the vehicle. Your
authorized Porsche dealer will be pleased to
advise you.
Sequence of operation
Warning!
The jack must be used only to raise the car
for wheel changing. The jack must never be
used as a support to work underneath the
vehicle. If the jack is accidentally dislodged,
you or bystanders could suffer severe
personal injury.
f Please use a suitable knee rest to protect your
clothing against soiling.
1. Activate the electric parking brake and shift
into 1st gear or move the PDK selector lever
to position P.
Remove the ignition key or control unit on
vehicles with Porsche Entry & Drive.
2. Switch on the emergency flasher if necessary.
3. Secure the vehicle against rolling away, e.g. by
means of wedges at the wheels on the
opposite side.
This is particularly important on slopes.
4. Slightly loosen the wheel bolts on the wheel to
be changed.
5. Lift the vehicle only at the specified
jacking points.
6. Raise the vehicle until the wheel lifts off
the ground.
f Please see the chapter “RAISING THE VEHICLE
WITH A LIFTING PLATFORM, TROLLEY JACK
OR STANDARD JACK” on page 290.
7. Remove 1 or 2 wheel bolts
(see corresponding figure).
f Never jack up other vehicles or other loads
with the jack.
f Always place the car on stable supports if you
have to work under it. When working under the
vehicle, always use safety stands specifically
designed for this purpose.
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13.Inflate the tire if necessary.
f Please see the chapter “TIRE PRESSURE FOR
COLD TIRES (68 °F/20 °C)” on page 326.
14.Lower the vehicle fully and remove the jack.
15.Tighten wheel bolts in diagonally
opposite sequence.
Immediately after changing a wheel, use
a torque wrench to check the prescribed
tightening torque of the wheel bolts
(160 Nm/118 ftlb.).
Note on operation for vehicles with Tire
Pressure Monitoring
f On vehicles with Tire Pressure Monitoring, the
settings on the multi-function display must be
updated after the wheel change.
Screw in one assembly aid on vehicles without PCCB
Screw in two assembly aids on vehicles with PCCB
8. Screw in assembly aids instead of wheel bolts.
9. Remove the remaining wheel bolts.
Caution!
Risk of damage to brake discs.
f Always screw in the assembly aids when
changing a wheel.
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10.Take the wheel off and put a new wheel on.
f Please see the chapter “WHEEL BOLTS” on
page 293.
11.Insert wheel bolts and tighten by hand.
12.Remove assembly aids and screw in remaining
wheel bolts.
Initially tighten bolts only slightly in
diagonally opposite sequence so that
the wheel is centerd.
f Please see the chapter “TIRE PRESSURE
MONITORING (TPM)” on page 127.
Wheel Bolts
Flat Tire
f Always clean the wheel bolts before fitting.
1. Stop the vehicle as far away from the driving
lane as possible.
The vehicle must be parked on a firm and flat
surface offering adequate grip.
f Wheel bolts must not be greased.
f Replace damaged wheel bolts.
Only use genuine Porsche wheel bolts
assigned especially to this model or wheel
bolts of similar quality that have been
manufactured according to Porsche
specifications and production requirements.
2. Switch emergency flasher on.
3. Apply the parking brake.
4. Put the vehicle in 1st gear or move the PDK
selector lever to position P.
Tightening torque
5. Straighten the front wheels.
Tightening torque for wheel bolts: 160 Nm
(118 ftlb.).
6. Remove the ignition key, or the control unit on
vehicles with Porsche Entry & Drive, in order to
lock the steering and prevent the engine from
being started.
Security wheel bolts
The adapter (wrench socket) for the security
wheel bolts is stored in the tool tray under the
luggage compartment floor.
f If the wheels have to be removed at the
workshop, do not forget to hand over the
socket for the security wheel bolts along
with the car key.
f To loosen or tighten the wheel bolt with antitheft protection, the adapter must be used
between the wheel bolt and the wheel
bolt wrench.
f When positioning the wrench socket, ensure
that it engages fully in the teeth of the
wheel bolt.
7. Get all passengers to leave the vehicle.
8. Set up the warning triangle at
a suitable distance.
Filling in tire sealant
The tire sealant and compressor with pressure
tester can be found in the tool tray under the
loadspace floor in the luggage compartment.
The tire sealant can be used to seal small cuts,
especially in the tire tread.
Sealing the tire with the tire sealant is only an
emergency solution so you can drive to the
nearest workshop. Even if the tire is air-tight,
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it may only be used for short journeys in an
emergency.
The tire sealant comprises:
– a filler bottle,
– a filler hose,
Warning!
The sealant is highly flammable and
potentially fatal if inhaled.
f Fire, naked flame and smoking are prohibited
when handling tire sealant.
– a spare valve insert,
f Avoid contact with skin, eyes, and clothing due
to caustic chemical properties of the tire
sealant.
– a sticker with the maximum permitted speed
f Keep tire sealant away from children.
– a valve turner,
– a compressor and
– instructions for use.
Danger!
Risk of accident, resulting in serious
personal injury or death.
f Use the tire sealant only in the case of cuts
or punctures no larger than 0.15 in. (4 mm).
f Never use the tire sealant if the rim
is damaged.
f Do not inhale vapours, due to the consequent
harm to personal health resulting in serious
personal injury or death.
In the event of contact with sealant:
f If sealant gets on your skin or into your eyes,
thoroughly rinse the affected part of your body
immediately with plenty of water.
f Change soiled clothing immediately.
f See a doctor immediately in the event of an
allergic reaction.
f If sealant is swallowed, thoroughly rinse out
the mouth without delay and drink plenty of
water. Do not induce vomiting.
See a doctor immediately.
ABCDEF-
Filler bottle
Filler hose
Filler hose plug
Valve turner
Valve insert
Tire valve
Filling in sealant
1.Leave the object that caused the puncture in
the tire.
2.Remove sealant and the enclosed sticker from
the luggage compartment.
3.Stick the sticker in the driver’s field of vision.
4.Shake filler bottle A.
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5.Screw filler hose B onto the filler bottle.
The filler bottle is now open.
6.Unscrew valve cap from the tire valve F.
7.Remove valve insert E from the tire valve with
valve turner D.
Keep the valve insert in a clean, dry place.
8.Remove plug C from the filler hose B.
9.Push filler hose onto the tire valve.
15.After driving for approx. 10 minutes, check the
tire pressure.
If the tire pressure is less than 22 psi (1.5 bar),
do not continue driving.
If a value of more than 22 psi (1.5 bar) is
indicated, correct the pressure to the
prescribed value.
f Please see the chapter “TIRE PRESSURE FOR
COLD TIRES (68 °F/20 °C)” on page 326.
11.Pull filler hose off the tire valve.
16.Please contact a qualified specialist workshop.
We recommend that you have an authorized
Porsche dealer to do this work as they have
trained workshop personnel and the necessary
parts and tools.
12.Twist the valve insert firmly into the tire valve
using the valve turner.
f Please also make sure to follow the separate
instructions for use for the tire sealant.
13.Connect the compressor to a vehicle plug
socket and inflate the tire to at least 37 psi
(2.5 bar).
If this tire pressure cannot be reached, the tire
is too severely damaged. You must not
continue driving with this tire.
Note on operation for vehicles with Tire
Pressure Monitoring
10.Hold the filler bottle higher than the level of the
tire valve and squeeze it forcefully until the
bottle is completely emptied into the tire.
14.Screw valve cap onto the tire valve.
f The settings for Tire Pressure Monitoring must
be updated on the multi-function display after
filling the tire with sealant.
Care instructions
After drying, any sealant that emerges can be
peeled off like a film.
Warning!
Risk of accidents, resulting in serious
personal injury or death.
f Have the tire replaced by a specialist
workshop as soon as possible.
Inform the specialist workshop that the tire
contains sealant.
f Avoid hard acceleration and high cornering
speeds.
f Observe the maximum speed of 50 mph
(80 km/h).
f Always observe the safety and operating
instructions, which can be found in the
separate operating instructions for the sealant
and on the compressor.
f Please see the chapter “OVERVIEW OF
WARNING MESSAGES” on page 152.
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Electrical System
In order to avoid damage and faults in electrical or
electronic systems, electrical accessories should
be installed at a qualified specialist workshop. We
recommend that you have an authorized Porsche
dealer to do this work, as they have the trained
workshop personnel and the necessary parts and
tools for this type of work.
f Use only accessories approved by Porsche.
Warning!
Risk of short circuit and fire, resulting in
serious personal injury or death.
Replacing fuses or relays with the engine
running or the ignition on could cause
electrical shock.
f Disconnect the negative terminal on
the battery during all work on the
electrical system.
f Please see the chapter “BATTERY” on
page 303.
Relays
Relays should be checked or changed only at an
authorised workshop.
Plug socket in glove compartment
Sockets
Electrical accessories can be connected to the
12 V sockets.
You will find sockets in the glove box, in the front
and rear center consoles and in the luggage
compartment, depending on vehicle equipment.
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Plug socket in the storage tray between the front seats
Plug socket in the storage tray between the rear seats
Plug socket in the luggage compartment
Note
Note on operation
The maximum electrical load of a socket is 20 A,
but only if no other loads are switched on. Do not
exceed 10 A per socket if several loads are
operating simultaneously.
The sockets and thus the connected electrical
accessories function even if the ignition is
switched off or the ignition key is removed.
Plug sockets in the storage tray of the large
center console in the rear of the vehicle
If the engine is not running and the accessories
are switched on, the vehicle battery will
be discharged.
The power supply is interrupted after 30 minutes
to protect the vehicle battery. The ignition must
then be switched on once in order to switch the
load back on again.
Two additional plug sockets are located in the
storage tray of the large center console in the rear
of the vehicle, if the relevant vehicle equipment is
fitted.
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Changing fuses
In order to prevent damage to the electrical
system due to short circuits and overloads,
the individual circuits are protected by fuses.
One fuse box is located in the luggage
compartment. Two additional fuse boxes are
located in the outer ends of the dashboard.
1. Switch off the load with the defective fuse.
2. Open the fuse box cover.
3. Remove the corresponding fuse from its slot
using the plastic gripper D in order to check it.
A blown fuse can be identified by the melted
metal strip.
4. Replace only with fuses of the same rating.
We recommend that you use genuine Porsche
fuses for replacement.
Note
f If a fuse blows repeatedly:
Please contact a qualified specialist workshop.
We recommend that you have an authorized
Porsche dealer to do this work as they have
trained workshop personnel and the necessary
parts and tools.
A - Fuse carrier
B - Fuse carrier
C - Relay carrier
Opening fuse box and relay box cover in
luggage compartment
f Open the luggage compartment floor and
remove the tool storage box.
D - Plastic gripper
Opening fuse box cover at the left and right
of the dashboard
1. Carefully lever off the plastic cover with
a screwdriver (arrow) and remove it.
The positions of the fuses are shown on the
inside of the cover.
2. Carefully remove the fuses using the plastic
gripper D.
f Spare fuses can be found in both fuse box
covers (left: 7.5 and 10 A; right: 20 and 25 A).
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Fuse box in left side of dashboard
1
Steering column switch
7.5
Designation
LHD, central locking for front
21 left door
RHD, mobile phone charger
2
Instrument cluster
7.5
22 Steering column lock
3
PCM 3.1
10
4
Additional instrument
5
5
Air conditioning, front + rear
10
6
Rearview camera
5
7
LHD, electric parking brake button
5
8
LHD, central locking for rear left
door
RHD, central locking for left doors
10
9
LHD, steering column adjustment
15
Left-hand drive vehicles only:
Turn signal, rear right
Marker light, front left
Low beam headlight, right
High beam headlight, right
Side turn signals, front
Cornering light, front left
Ignition lock
23 Two-tone horns
PSM
Starter relay
Emergency flasher switch LED
Ignition lock lighting
Turn signal, front left/right
Footwell lights
Ignition lock anti-removal lock
Power steering control valves
No.
Designation
A
10 LHD, PDK control unit
25
11 Power windows, rear left
25
12 Power windows, front left
25
13 ParkAssist
5
14 Xenon headlight, left
15
15
Interior mirror,
LHD, diagnostic socket
LHD, PDK control unit,
16 clutch sensor
RHD, air conditioning, sun sensor
5
5
17 Not used
18 Not used
19 Not used
20
LHD, ignition lock control unit, light
switch
5
No.
A
10
5
5
30
No.
Designation
Left-hand drive vehicles only:
Turn signal, rear left
Marker light, front right
Low beam headlight, left
High beam headlight, left
Cornering light, front right
24 Engine compartment lid light
Shutter elements, right/left
Active brake ventilation
open/closed
Heatable washer jets
Engine compartment lid
Headlight beam adjustment
Left-hand drive vehicles only:
Steering column lock
25 Filler flap closed/open
Windshield washer pump,
front/rear
A
30
15
26 LHD, headlight cleaning system
30
27 Ignition coils
15
28 Not used
29 Oil level sensor, camshaft sensor
7.5
Oxygen sensors behind catalytic
30
converter
7.5
31 Electric control valves for engine
15
32 Engine control unit
20
Fan activation,
33
tank leakage detection
10
34 Valves for engine
10
Oxygen sensors ahead of catalytic
35
converter
10
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No.
Designation
36 Not used
A
37 Not used
Front cigarette lighter,
38
luggage compartment socket
20
Seat adjustment, front left
39
without memory
30
RHD, center console sockets,
40
glove box
20
41 PSM control unit
10
42 Interior light in roof console
7.5
43 Not used
44 Not used
45 Not used
46 Not used
47 Slide/tilt roof
30
48 Windshield wipers
30
49 Engine control unit
5
50 Not used
Fuse box in right side of dashboard
No.
Designation
A
1
Tire Pressure Monitoring control unit
5
Not used
30
4
Seat heating, rear
30
5
Seat adjustment, rear right
20
6
Not used
7
Not used
8
Seat adjustment, front right
with memory
30
LHD, rear center console socket,
29 socket in glove box,
socket in large rear center console
9
RHD, electric parking brake button
5
30 Not used
10
LHD, handset, mobile phone charger 5
RHD, steering column adjustment
15
25
12 LHD, telephone
5
13 Not used
14 Xenon headlight, right
15
15 Not used
16 RHD, diagnostic socket
5
52 Seat adjustment, rear left
20
17 PSM control unit
5
53 Circulating pump
10
54 Rain sensor
5
LHD, air conditioning, sun sensor
18 RHD, PDK control unit,
clutch sensor
56 Not used
57 Air-conditioning system fan
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7.5
Seat heating, front
30
55 Not used
7.5
25 Seat ventilation, rear seats
3
11 RHD, PDK control unit
5
19 Garage door opener
5
20 Air bag control unit
7.5
21 Advanced air bag, occupant sensing
5
22 Steering column switch
5
A
5
24 Seat ventilation, front seats
2
Seat adjustment, front left
with memory
51
No.
Designation
23 Adaptive cruise control (ACC)
26 Not used
27
Front center console socket,
Rear cigarette lighter
20
28
Seat adjustment, front right
without memory
30
20
31 Coolbox
15
32 Rear Seat Entertainment
7.5
Right-hand drive vehicles only:
Turn signal, rear right
Marker light, front left
Low beam headlight, right
High beam headlight, right
Side turn signals, front
Cornering light, front left
Ignition lock
33 Two-tone horns
PSM
Starter relay
Emergency flasher switch LED
Ignition lock lighting
Turn signal, front left/right
Footwell lights
Ignition lock anti-removal lock
Power steering control valves
30
No.
Designation
Right-hand drive vehicles only:
Turn signal, rear left
Marker light, front right
Low beam headlight, left
High beam headlight, left
Cornering light, front right
34 Engine compartment lid light
Shutter elements, right/left
Active brake ventilation
open/closed
Heatable washer jets
Engine compartment lid
Headlight beam adjustment
A
30
No.
Designation
A
47 Fuel pump control unit
25
48 Horn (two-tone horns)
15
49 Diagnostic socket
5
50 RHD, ignition lock, light switch
5
RHD, central locking for front right
51
door
10
52 RHD, steering column lock
5
53 Not used
54 Not used
55 Not used
56 Not used
57 PSM pump control unit
Right-hand drive vehicles only:
Steering column lock
35 Filler flap closed/open
Windshield washer pump,
front/rear
15
36 RHD, headlight cleaning system
30
40
Fuse and relay carriers
in the luggage compartment
No.
Fuse carrier A
A
1
Not used
2
Spoiler flap (Turbo)
10
3
Audio amplifier (Burmester®)
Audio amplifier (ASK Sound, Bose)
30
25
4
Start/Stop control unit
30
5
Start/Stop control unit
30
6
Differential lock
10
7
Differential lock
30
8
Subwoofer (Bose, Burmester®)
30
9
Powerlift tailgate
25
10 PASM control unit
25
11 Luggage compartment lights
5
12 PDCC control unit
10
37 Not used
38 Not used
39 PSM control unit
25
LHD, central locking for front/rear
40
right door
10
41 Power windows, front right
25
42 Power windows, rear right
25
43 Alarm horn
5
44 Vehicle Tracking System VTS
5
45 Not used
46 Not used
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1
2
Fuse carrier B
A
Daytime driving lights, right
Tail light, right
Reversing light, right
Rear fog light, left
Brake light, right
Raised brake light
Sun blind
Electric steering column lock
Rear wiper
Heated rear window
Interior surveillance/inclination
sensor
PASM
Engine control unit
Safety/curb lights, front doors
Interior light/reading light, front
Interior light, rear
Orientation light
Licence plate light
Engine speed hall senders 1+3
Interior light
15
Daytime driving lights, left
Tail light, left
Reversing light, left
Rear fog light, right
Brake light, left
Safety/curb lights, rear doors
Exhaust flap control
Filler flap closed
Extend/retract spoiler
15
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No.
Fuse carrier B
A
No.
Relay carrier C
Tailgate closing mechanism
Filler flap open
Retract/extend rear spoiler
Sun blind
30
4
Alarm horn
15
5
Gateway control unit
5
6
Heated rear window
20
LHD = Left-hand drive vehicles
7
PASM control unit
5
8
Gateway control unit
5
RHD = Right-hand drive vehicles
9
Electric parking brake
5
3
10 Differential lock
10
11 PDCC control unit
10
12 Rear wiper
15
1
Heated rear window
2
Not used
3
Spoiler flap (Turbo)
4
Spoiler flap (Turbo)
5
PASM/LF compressor
Note
f Use the plastic gripper D when replacing the
fuses. This can be found in the fuse box cover
on the dashboard.
f Spare fuses can be found in both fuse box
covers on the dashboard (left: 7.5 and 10 A;
right: 20 and 25 A).
Battery
Danger!
Risk of short circuit and fire, resulting in
serious personal injury or death.
f Observe all warning notes on the battery.
f Disconnect the negative terminal on the
battery during all work on the electrical
system.
f Do not lay tools or other metal objects on the
battery as they could cause a short circuit
across the battery terminal.
Hydrogen gas generated by the battery
could cause an explosion, resulting in
serious personal injury or death.
f Charge battery in a well vetilated area.
f Never charge a frozen battery. It may explode
because of gas trapped in the ice. Allow a
frozen battery to thaw out first.
f Do not expose the battery to an open flame,
electrical spark or a lit cigarette.
Risk of explosion as a result of static charge,
resulting in serious personal injury or death.
Risk of serious personal injury or death and
damage to the fabric, metal or paint.
f Wear eye protection.
f Do not allow battery acid to come in contact
with your skin, eyes, fabric or painted
surfaces.
f If you get electrolyte, which is an acid, in your
eyes or on your skin, immediately rinse with
cold water for several minutes and call a
doctor.
f Spilled electrolyte must be rinsed off at once
with a solution of baking soda and water to
neutralize the acid.
Battery posts, terminals and related
accessories contain lead and lead
compounds, chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer and reproductive
harm.
f Always protect your skin by washing
thoroughly with soap and water.
Charge state
A well charged battery will not only prevent
starting problems but will also last longer.
In order to avoid unintended battery
discharge
f Switch off unnecessary electrical loads in city
traffic, on short trips or in a line of traffic.
f Always remove the ignition key from the
ignition switch when leaving the vehicle or
switch ignition off in vehicles with Porsche
Entry & Drive.
f Avoid using the Porsche Communication
Management system and the audio system
when the engine is not running.
Maintenance note
In the cold season, in particular, or if you mainly
drive only short distances, it may become
necessary to recharge the battery from time to
time.
The battery is located in the battery box under the
left front seat.
f Do not wipe the battery with a dry cloth.
f Before touching the battery, discharge any
static electricity by touching the vehicle.
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Battery care
f Ensure that battery is securely mounted.
f Keep terminals and connections clean and
properly tightened. Corrosion can be
prevented by coating the terminals and
connections with petroleum jelly or silicone
spray.
f Ensure that vent caps are securely tightened to
prevent spillage.
Checking the electrolyte fluid level
(only on low-maintenance batteries)
Generally, the electrolyte level must be checked
more often in summer than in the winter, and more
often when driving long distances.
f When adding water, use only clean containers.
In no case may alcohol (e.g. window cleaner
residues) be permitted to enter the battery.
f Unscrew and open the filler vent caps of each
cell.
With the car on a level surface, the fluid level
should meet the indicator mark in each cell.
f If necessary, top up with distilled water. Do not
use acid. Only fill up to the mark, otherwise the
electrolyte will overflow when the battery is
being charged and cause damage.
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Winter operation
During the winter months, battery capacity tends
to decrease as temperatures drop. Additionally,
more power is consumed while starting, and the
headlights, heater, rear window defogger, etc.,
are used more frequently.
f Let your Porsche dealer test the battery's
capacity before winter sets in.
Vehicle storage
If the car stands for long periods in the garage or
workshop, the doors and lids should be closed.
f Remove the ignition key and, if necessary,
disconnect the battery.
Notes on operation
f When the battery is disconnected, the alarm
system ceases to function.
If the vehicle was locked before the battery
was disconnected, the alarm will be triggered
when the battery is reconnected.
To deactivate the alarm system:
f Lock the vehicle and unlock it again.
Alarm system, central locking
f The status of the central locking and alarm
system is not changed by disconnecting the
battery.
Maintenance notes
Even if you put your vehicle out of operation, the
battery still discharges.
The battery will discharge more quickly if your
vehicle is not driven on a daily basis over a
distance of several miles. The more often you
drive your vehicle, and the longer the distance
driven on each trip, the more opportunity the
vehicle‘s charging system will have to recharge the
batteries.
f To preserve its efficiency, charge the battery
about every 6 weeks.
f Check the battery acid level and top off with
distilled water if necessary.
f Store a battery that has been removed in a
dark, cool place, but not subject to freezing.
Replacing the battery
Putting vehicle into operation
The service life of the battery is subject to normal
wear; it depends greatly on care, climatic
conditions, and driving conditions (distances,
loads).
After the battery is connected or after a fully
discharged battery is charged, the PSM warning
light lights up on the instrument panel and
a message appears on the multi-function display
in the instrument panel to indicate a fault.
f Only use an original Porsche battery, with the
correct part number, as a replacement. Only
this battery meets the specific requirements of
the vehicle.
f Please observe the disposal instructions for
batteries.
This fault can be corrected with a few
simple steps:
1. Start the engine.
To do this, turn the ignition key or the control
unit (on vehicles with Porsche Entry & Drive)
to ignition lock position 2, twice.
2. With the vehicle stationary, perform a few
steering movements to the left and right and
then drive a short distance in a straight line
until the PSM warning light goes out and the
message is erased from the multi-function
display in the instrument panel.
3. If the warnings do not disappear, then:
Drive carefully to the nearest authorized
Porsche dealer to have the fault corrected.
For information on storing the end positions for
the power windows:
f Please see the chapter “STORING END
POSITION OF THE DOOR WINDOWS AFTER
CONNECTING THE VEHICLE BATTERY” on
page 88.
6. Teach tires on vehicles with Tire
Pressure Monitoring.
For information on teaching the Tire Pressure
Monitoring system:
f Please see the chapter “TIRE PRESSURE
MONITORING (TPM)” on page 127.
7. Store end position on vehicles with a slide/
tilt roof.
For information on storing the end position for the
slide/tilt roof:
f Please see the chapter “STORING END
POSITION OF THE SLIDE/TILT ROOF” on
page 90.
4. After the warnings go out:
Stop the vehicle in a suitable place.
5. Store the end position for the power windows.
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External Power Supply,
Jump-Lead Starting
If the battery is flat, the battery of another vehicle
can be used for starting or as an external power
supply with the help of jump leads.
Both batteries must be 12 V batteries.
The capacity (Ah) of the donor battery must not be
substantially less than that of the flat battery.
The flat battery must be connected correctly to
the vehicle’s electrical system.
Warning!
Risk of short circuit, damage and explosion,
resulting in serious personal injury or death.
f Use only jumper cables of adequate diameter
cross-section and fitted with completely
insulated alligator clips.
f Follow all warnings and instructions of the
jumper cable manufacturer.
f When connecting jumper cables, make sure
that they cannot get caught in any moving
parts in the engine compartment.
The jumper cables must be long enough so
that neither vehicles nor cables touch another.
f The vehicles must not be in contact, otherwise
current might flow as soon as the positive
terminals are connected.
f The cable clamps must not be allowed to
contact each other when one end of the
jumper cables are connected to a battery.
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f Carefully ensure that tools or conductive
jewelery (rings, chains, watch straps) do not
come into contact with the positive jumper
cable or the positive battery post.
f Improper hook-up of jumper cables can ruin
the alternator.
Danger of caustic burns.
f Do not lean over the battery.
Danger of gas explosion.
f Improper use of booster battery to start a
vehicle may cause an explosion, resulting in
serious personal injury or death.
f Keep sources of ignition away from the
battery, e.g. open flame, burning cigarettes or
sparking due to cable contact or welding work.
f A discharged battery can freeze even at
14 °F (−10 °C). Before connecting jumper
cables, a frozen battery must be thawed out.
+ = Positive terminal for jump-lead starting
– = Ground point for jump-lead starting
External power supply/jump-lead starting
Always observe the sequence below:
1. Open the cap on the positive terminal for
jump-lead starting (+).
2. Attach the positive lead first to the positive
terminal for jump-lead starting (+), then to the
positive terminal of the donor battery.
3. Connect the negative lead first to the negative
terminal of the donor battery, then to the
ground point for jump-lead starting (–).
4. Leave the engine of the donor vehicle running
at a higher engine speed.
5. Start the engine.
An attempted start using jump leads should
not last more than 15 seconds. Then wait for
at least one minute.
6. Disconnect the negative lead from the ground
point for jump-lead starting (–) first, then from
the negative terminal of the donor battery.
7. Disconnect the positive lead from the positive
terminal of the donor battery first, then from
the positive terminal for jump-lead starting (+).
8. Close the cap on the positive terminal for jumplead starting (+).
Charging the battery
Automotive batteries loose their efficiency when
not in use. The charge available in your battery can
be measured with a battery hydrometer. We
recommend that the battery voltage be tested by
your Porsche dealer who has the appropriate
equipment.
If the car is not driven for prolonged periods, the
battery must be charged at least every 6 weeks.
A discharged battery allows rapid formation of
sulfates, leading to premature deterioration of the
plates.
Danger!
Hydrogen gas generated by the battery
could cause an explosion, resulting in
serious personal injury or death.
f Charge battery in a well ventilated area.
f Never charge a frozen battery. It may explode
because of gas trapped in the ice. Allow a
frozen battery to thaw out first.
f If you get electrolyte, which is an acid, in your
eyes or on your skin, immediately rinse with
cold water for several minutes and call a
doctor.
Your authorized Porsche dealer will be pleased to
advise you about a suitable charger.
f Always observe the instructions provided by
the charger manufacturer.
1. Connect the charger to the jump-lead
starting terminals.
Only plug into the mains and switch the
charger on when it is connected up correctly.
2. Switch on the charger.
3. After charging the battery, first switch off the
charger and then disconnect it.
f Please see the chapter “PUTTING VEHICLE
INTO OPERATION” on page 305.
Changing the Remote Control
Battery
Note
f Please observe the regulations for disposing
of batteries.
Car key
If the battery in the remote control becomes too
weak, the message “Replace ignition key battery”
will appear on the multi-function display in the
instrument panel.
The battery should be changed in this case.
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Changing the battery (CR 2032, 3V)
1. Remove the emergency key.
2. Lever off the cover on the back of the key
housing using a small screwdriver.
3. Change the battery (check polarity).
4. Re-fit cover and press together firmly.
5. Insert the emergency key.
Replacing Bulbs
Warning!
Risk of serious personal injury or death. The
headlights are under high voltage when
installed.
f Exercise extreme care when working close to
the headlights.
Risk of short circuit.
f Always switch off the relevant load when
changing bulbs.
Risk of damage. Bulbs of a high wattage can
damage the housing.
f Only use the bulbs specified in the bulb chart.
f Bulbs must be clean and free from grease.
f Never touch bulbs with your bare hands.
Use a cloth or soft paper when
replacing bulbs.
f Always carry spare bulbs with you.
In certain countries, it is mandatory to
carry spare bulbs.
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Headlights
Caution!
Risk of damage to headlights due to abrasion
and excessive temperatures.
f Do not affix any coverings (e.g. “stone guards”
or films) on or around the headlights.
f Use soapy water only to clean light lenses and
plastic headlight lenses. In no case may
chemical cleaners or other volatile cleaning
fluids be used.
f To prevent scratches, do not rub with a dry or
merely moist cloth, tissue or insect sponges.
Note
The headlights can mist up due to temperature
and humidity.
f To ensure optimum ventilation, do not cover
the gap between headlight and body.
Removing headlights
1. Switch off the ignition and remove the ignition
key, or pull out the control unit on vehicles with
Porsche Entry & Drive.
2. Open the engine compartment lid.
3. Take a socket wrench out of the tool kit.
4. Place the socket wrench on the release and
turn in direction of arrow until you feel and hear
the headlight being released.
5. Pull headlight approx. 4 in. (10 cm) forward
out of the fender.
6. Press back the release tab of the connector A
and pull connector off.
7. Press the release lever on the underside of the
rapid-action coupling on the breather hose B
up and pull it off.
8. Pull headlight out completely.
Installing headlights
1. Move the headlight release mechanism to
unlock position. Insert the headlight into the
guide rails, attach the connector A and
breather hose B and then slide the headlight
fully into the fender.
2. Press the headlight to the rear and
simultaneously turn the socket wrench in
direction of arrow. You should feel and hear the
headlight locking mechanism engage.
3. Check that the headlight is seated securely.
4. Remove the socket wrench and place it in
the tool kit.
5. Close engine compartment lid.
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Changing bulbs for static cornering light/
auxiliary high-beam headlight
Changing bulb (H7, 55W) for static
cornering light
1. Remove the headlight.
f Please see the chapter “REMOVING
HEADLIGHTS” on page 309.
2. Press the release tab and open the cover.
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3. Turn the bulb socket counter-clockwise and
remove it.
4. Remove defective bulb and replace it.
Make sure that the bulb is installed in
the correct position.
5. Close cover on headlight.
The release tab must engage fully.
6. Install the headlight.
f Please see the chapter “INSTALLING
HEADLIGHTS” on page 309.
7. Check operation of bulbs.
Changing bulb (H7, 55W) for auxiliary
high-beam headlight
1. Remove the headlight.
f Please see the chapter “REMOVING
HEADLIGHTS” on page 309.
2. Press in the release tab and open the cover.
3. Turn the bulb socket counter-clockwise and
remove it.
4. Remove defective bulb and replace it.
Make sure that the bulb is installed in
the correct position.
5. Close cover on headlight.
The release tab must engage fully.
6. Install the headlight.
f Please see the chapter “INSTALLING
HEADLIGHTS” on page 309.
7. Check operation of bulbs.
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Side Turn Signal Light
Changing bulb (WY5W)
f Open the door.
Caution!
Danger of crushing if the door is closed while
removing the turn signal light.
f Do not close the door while removing the turn
signal light.
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f Press the securing spring on the turn signal
light in through the opening in the fender with
your finger and remove the turn signal light.
1. Turn the bulb socket counter-clockwise and
remove it.
2. Remove defective bulb and replace it.
f Insert the bulb holder and turn it clockwise as
far as it will go.
1. Insert front turn signal light.
2. Press in securing spring until it
engages securely.
f Check operation of bulb.
Licence Plate Lights
Side Marker Light
1. Press the cable retaining clip and detach the
cable from the bulb holder.
Changing bulb (C5W)
Changing bulb (W5W)
1. Open the tailgate.
1. Remove the cap in the wheel housing liner with
a screwdriver.
2. Turn the bulb socket counter-clockwise and
remove it.
2. Position the blade of a screwdriver at the left
on the light cover and lever off the light cover.
3. Remove bulb and replace it.
4. Clip in the light cover.
5. Close the tailgate and check operation of bulb.
2. Insert the screwdriver into the opening in the
wheel housing liner parallel to the side marker
light housing (in direction of travel).
By pressing with the screwdriver, disengage
the securing spring of the side marker light
housing.
3. Remove defective bulb and replace it.
4. Insert the bulb holder and turn it clockwise as
far as it will go.
5. Push the cable onto the bulb holder until it
audibly engages.
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Changing Light-Emitting Diodes
and Long-Life Bulbs
Daytime driving lights, front side lights, front turn
signal lights, gas-discharge bulbs in Bi-Xenon
headlights, as well as additional brake lights and
interior lights have light-emitting diodes and longlife bulbs.
The LEDs cannot be replaced individually.
Replacement of the long-life bulbs involves
a greater amount of installation work.
1. Insert front side marker light.
2. Press in securing spring until it engages
securely.
f Check operation of bulb.
f Have defective LEDs and bulbs replaced in
a qualified specialist workshop.
Please contact a qualified specialist workshop.
We recommend that you have an authorized
Porsche dealer to do this work as they have
trained workshop personnel and the necessary
parts and tools.
Headlight Adjustment
f Check tire pressure and adjust if necessary.
f Please see the chapter “TIRE PRESSURE FOR
COLD TIRES (68 °F/20 °C)” on page 326.
f Please see the chapter “REPLACING BULBS”
on page 308.
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Screen
The screen upon which headlamp beams are
projected is perpendicular to the floor and the
vehicle's longitudinal axis, flat, uniformly light in
color, unobstructed, and wide and high enough to
accommodate the vehicle beam patterns to be
aimed.
The screen should be wide enough to provide at
least 3.3 ft. (1 m) of space outboard of the
vehicle's headlamp spacing.
Adjustment
The adjustment is made with the vehicle ready to
drive and the fuel tank completely filled.
The driver's seat must be loaded by a person or a
165 lbs. (75 kg) weight and the tire pressures
must meet the prescribed values. After being
loaded, the car must be rolled a few meters so
that the suspension can settle.
For checking the headlight adjustment, the
vertical position of the cutoff of the lowbeam (see
fig.) has to be projected on a vertical screen (wall)
in distance of 24.6 ft. (7.5 m) from the front lens
of the headlamp.The correct position of the cutoff
is 3.0 in. (7.5 cm) at 24.6 ft. or 7.5 m (0.4°)
below a horizontal line, x cm from ground to the
center of the headlamp lens.
Lateral adjustment of the headlights should be
carried out at a specialist workshop with an optical
adjustment unit.
Distance
Visual aim shall be performed at not less than
24.6 ft. (7.5 m) (this value is a rounded down
conversion from the 25-foot distance typical of
field aim using a screen). The 24.6 ft. (7.5 m)
distance is measured from the headlamp lens to
the viewing screen.
Floor
The surface upon which the vehicle rests is flat
and approximately level.
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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 precedures. Consult your
authorized Porsche dealer for details.
Flat bed towing is the preferred type of towing to
be used on Porsche vehicles.
Tips on driving
f Always observe the laws governing towing and
tow-starting.
f Exercise extreme care when your vehicle is
being towed.
Height adjustment
1. Switch ignition on.
2. Switch on low beam.
3. Open engine compartment lid.
4. Place allen key (6 mm) on adjusting screw.
5. Adjust low beam in direction of the arrow.
– If a turn signal is operated when the ignition
and emergency flasher is switched on, only the
turn signal on the corresponding side of the
vehicle lights up. The emergency flasher is
switched back on again when the turn signal is
switched off.
Warning!
Risk of accidents. No power assistance is
available on the towed vehicle when its
engine is not running. Greater force is
therefore required when braking and
steering.
f Exercise extreme care when your vehicle is
being towed.
When the engine is not running, adequate
lubrication of the transmission is not guaranteed.
Observe the following points to avoid damage to
the transmission.
Panamera S
Towing a vehicle with PDK transmission on all
four wheels
Caution!
We urge that wherever possible, a car
transporter or trailer be used to transport a
Panamera vehicle that cannot move under
its own power. This is the safest way to
transport a down vehicle.
For those instances where a car transporter or
trailer is not available, the vehicle may be towed
on all four axles only, provided the following
conditions are strictly met. Failure to meet these
conditions will result in serious and expensive
damage to the PDK transmission.
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If the vehicle's transmission or shifter is already
damaged, serious damage will result if the vehicle
is not towed with all four wheels off the ground.
Porsche cannot be held responsible for damage
incurred in cases where a vehicle has been
transported on one or both of its axles.
f The vehicle must not be towed if the PDK
transmission is in emergency operation mode
(yellow or red “Gearbox emergency operation”
warning message). The vehicle must be
transported with a car transporter or on
a trailer.
f If a selector lever emergency release was
performed, the vehicle must not be towed.
The vehicle must be transported with a car
transporter or on a trailer.
f Move PDK selector lever to position N.
To properly engage selector-lever position N
on the display and at the selector lever, the
engine must be started once before towing
the vehicle.
The vehicle can be towed as soon as the
selector lever is in position N and selectorlever position N appears on the display.
f The vehicle must always roll on all four wheels
when towed.
The ignition must be switched on so that the
brake lights and turn signal lights operate and
the steering lock cannot engage.
f Do not exceed a maximum speed of 30 mph
(50 km/h).
Maximum towing distance 30 miles (50 km).
If towing distances are greater, the vehicle
must be transported with a car transporter
or on a trailer.
Panamera S
Towing a vehicle with PDK transmission on
one axle
f The vehicle must not be towed if the PDK
transmission is in emergency operation mode
(yellow or red “Gearbox emergency operation”
warning message). The vehicle must be
transported with a car transporter or on
a trailer.
f If a selector lever emergency release was
performed, the vehicle must not be towed.
The vehicle must be transported with a car
transporter or on a trailer.
f Move PDK selector lever to position N.
To properly engage selector-lever position N
on the display and at the selector lever, the
engine must be started once before towing
the vehicle.
The vehicle can be towed as soon as the
selector lever is in position N and selectorlever position N appears on the display.
f Switch ignition off.
The ignition key must remain in the ignition
lock so that the steering wheel lock does
not engage.
The control unit must be removed from the
ignition lock and the key inserted in vehicles
with Porsche Entry & Drive.
f Please see the chapter “REMOVING THE
CONTROL UNIT FROM THE IGNITION LOCK” on
page 165.
f Make sure that the vehicle is
adequately illuminated.
f Do not exceed a maximum speed of 30 mph
(50 km/h).
Maximum towing distance 30 miles (50 km).
If towing distances are greater, the vehicle
must be transported with a car transporter or
on a trailer.
Panamera 4S, Panamera Turbo
Towing a vehicle with PDK and all-wheel drive
Caution!
We urge that wherever possible, a car
transporter or trailer be used to transport a
Panamera vehicle that cannot move under
its own power. This is the safest way to
transport a down vehicle.
For those instances where a car transporter or
trailer is not available, the vehicle may be towed
on all four axles only, provided the following
conditions are strictly met. Failure to meet these
conditions will result in serious and expensive
damage to the PDK transmission.
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If the vehicle's transmission or shifter is already
damaged, serious damage will result if the vehicle
is not towed with all four wheels off the ground.
Porsche cannot be held responsible for damage
incurred in cases where a vehicle has been
transported on one or both of its axles.
f The vehicle must not be towed if the PDK
transmission is in emergency operation mode
(yellow or red “Gearbox emergency operation”
warning message). The vehicle must be
transported with a car transporter or on
a trailer.
f If a selector lever emergency release was
performed, the vehicle must not be towed.
The vehicle must be transported with a car
transporter or on a trailer.
f The vehicle must have all four wheels on the
ground when being towed or it must be
transported on a car transporter.
The vehicle must not be raised at one axle,
irrespective of whether it is the front or
rear axle.
f Move PDK selector lever to position N.
To properly engage selector-lever position N
on the display and at the selector lever, the
engine must be started once before towing
the vehicle.
The vehicle can be towed as soon as the
selector lever is in position N and selectorlever position N appears on the display.
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f Switch off the ignition or leave the engine
running. The ignition key must remain in the
ignition lock so that the steering wheel lock
does not engage.
The control unit must be removed from the
ignition lock and the key inserted in vehicles
with Porsche Entry & Drive.
f Please see the chapter “REMOVING THE
CONTROL UNIT FROM THE IGNITION LOCK” on
page 165.
f Make sure that the vehicle is
adequately illuminated.
f Do not exceed a maximum speed of 30 mph
(50 km/h).
Maximum towing distance 30 miles (50 km).
If towing distances are greater, the vehicle
must be transported with a car transporter or
on a trailer.
Pulling out a vehicle stuck in snow,
sand, etc.
f Always pull out the stuck vehicle with the
greatest care.
f Do not pull out the vehicle abruptly or at
an angle.
f If possible, pull the vehicle out backwards in
its own tracks.
f Never use the towing lug to tow this or any
other vehicle.
f Bear in mind the limited ground clearance of
your car on uneven surfaces.
Fitting the towing lug
1. Press the lower edge of the appropriate
plastic cover into the bumper until the
cover disengages.
2. Pull cover out of the bumper and let it hang
by its thread.
3. Screw in towing lug A as far as it will go
(left-hand thread) and tighten hand-tight.
Towing lug
The towing lug is stored in the tool storage box
under the luggage compartment floor.
Caution!
Risk of damage to the vehicle.
Removing the towing lug
1. Unscrew the towing lug A.
2. Insert plastic cover at the lower edge of
the opening.
3. Fold the cover up and press on its upper
edge to engage it in the bumper.
f Use the towing lug only for an emergency to
remove the vehicle off the road. The towing lug
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
lug.
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4. Carefully feed towing straps through the
opening in the front wheels.
Make sure metal parts of straps do not
damage rim.
Make sure the strap is flat over the rim bead.
Make sure brake backing plate is not
damaged.
5. Secure straps to front of flat bed.
6. Release tension on hoist cable, but do not
disconnect.
Use hoist cable as safety cable.
Transporting the vehicle on car trains,
ferries and car transporters
f Tie the vehicle down only at its wheels.
Pulling vehicle onto flat bed
Tying down vehicle on flat bed
1. Position wooden ramps at the base of the flat
bed to reduce the angle of the pull.
1. Carefully feed towing straps through the
opening in the rear wheels.
Make sure metal parts of straps do not
damage rim.
Make sure the strap is flat over the rim bead.
Make sure brake backing plate is not
damaged.
2. Reel in the hoist cable and check the underside
of the vehicle for any interference.
2. Secure straps to rear of flat bed.
3. Reel in hoist cable only far enough to tension
tie-down straps.
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f Deactivate interior surveillance and the
inclination sensor.
f Please see the chapter “ALARM SYSTEM AND
PASSENGER COMPARTMENT MONITORING”
on page 247.
Tow-starting/push-starting
Notes
f Check the final inspection date on the fire
extinguisher. If the fire extinguisher is used
after its inspection interval has elapsed, it may
not work properly.
Caution!
Do not attempt to push-start or tow-start the
vehicle under any circumstances. Vehicles
equipped with PDK cannot be started by
these means.
f Always read the operating instructions on the
fire extinguisher.
f The fire extinguisher should be checked to
ensure correct operation by a specialist
workshop every 1-2 years.
Serious transmission damage will result if the
attempt is made to push-start or tow-start
Panamera vehicles equipped with the PDK
transmission.
f Have the fire extinguisher refilled after use.
Fire Extinguisher
In cars with a fire extinguisher, the extinguisher is
located under the passenger seat.
f To remove the fire extinguisher in case of an
emergency, hold the extinguisher with one
hand and press the button PRESS on the fire
extinguisher holder with the other hand
(arrow).
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Tire Pressure and Technical Data
Vehicle Identification Data............................ 323
Engine Data................................................ 324
Wheels, Tires.............................................. 325
Tire Pressure for Cold Tires (68 °F/20 °C).... 326
Weights...................................................... 328
Filling Capacities.........................................329
Driving Performance ................................... 329
Dimensions ................................................ 330
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Tire Pressure and Technical Data
Vehicle identification number
Safety compliance sticker
Tire pressure plate
Vehicle Identification Data
Safety compliance sticker
Tire pressure plate
When ordering spare parts or making inquiries,
always quote the vehicle identification number.
The safety compliance sticker is your assurance
that your new Porsche complies with all applicable
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards which
were in effect at the time the vehicle was
manufactured.
The plate is attached to the door sill area on the
driver’s side.
The sticker also shows the month and year of
production and the vehicle identification number of
your car (perforations) as well as the Gross
Vehicle Weight Rating and the Gross Axle Weight
Rating.
You will find the vehicle data bank in the
“Maintenance” booklet.
It contains all important data about your vehicle.
Vehicle identification number
You will find the vehicle identification number at
the bottom left behind the windshield and under
the front passenger’s seat.
Vehicle data bank
Note
The data bank cannot be re-ordered if it is lost
or damaged.
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Engine Data
Engine type
Number of cylinders
Displacement
Max. engine output
as per 80/1269/EEC
At engine speed
Max. torque
as per 80/1269/EEC
At engine speed
Engine oil consumption
Maximum permitted engine speed
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Tire Pressure and Technical Data
Panamera S
Panamera 4S
Panamera Turbo
M 4820
M 4840
M 4870
8
8
3
8
3
293.3 cu. in. (4806 cm )
293.3 cu. in. (4806 cm )
293.3 cu. in. (4806 cm3)
400 hp (294 kW)
400 hp (294 kW)
500 hp (368 kW)
6500 rpm
6500 rpm
6000 rpm
370 ftlb. (500 Nm)
370 ftlb. (500 Nm)
518 ftlb. (700 Nm)
(overboost 570 ftlb. (770 Nm))
3500–5000 rpm
3500–5000 rpm
2250–4500 rpm
(overboost
2500–4000 rpm)
up to 1.6 quarts/621 miles up to 1.6 quarts/621 miles
up to 1.5 l/1000 km
up to 1.5 l/1000 km
6700 rpm
6700 rpm
up to 1.6 quarts/621 miles
up to 1.5 l/1000 km
6700 rpm
Wheels, Tires
f Approval of tire and wheel sizes is granted based on extensive testing. Your authorized Porsche dealer will be pleased to advise you about the current
approval status.
By fitting tires that have been approved by Porsche, you can be sure that you have the best possible tires for your Porsche.
The load capacity coefficient (e.g. “105”) and code letter (e.g. “V”) for permitted top speed are minimum requirements.
When fitting new tires or changing tires: Please see the chapter “TIRES AND WHEELS” on page 280.
f Snow chain clearance can only be guaranteed for the tires marked 1). Snow chains can only be fitted on the rear wheels. Maximum speed
30 mph (50 km/h). Only use fine-link cross-type or edge chains approved by Porsche.
Panamera S, Panamera 4S
Panamera Turbo
18-inch wheel front axle/rear axle
8J x 18, Rim offset 59 mm/9J x 18, Rim offset 53 mm
Summer tires front axle/rear axle
245/50 ZR 18 (100Y)/275/45 ZR 18 (103Y)
Snow tires front axle/rear axle
245/50 R 18 100V/275/45 R 18 103V 1)
19-inch wheel front axle/rear axle
9J x 19, Rim offset 60 mm/
10J x 19, Rim offset 61 mm
Summer tires front axle/rear axle
255/45 ZR 19 (100Y)/285/40 ZR 19 (103Y)
Snow tires front axle/rear axle
255/45 R 19 100V/285/40 R 19 103V
9J x 19, Rim offset 60 mm/
10J x 19, Rim offset 61 mm
1)
255/45 ZR 19 (100Y)/285/40 ZR 19 (103Y)
255/45 R 19 100V/285/40 R 19 103V 1)
20-inch wheel front axle/rear axle
9.5J x 20, Rim offset 65 mm/
11J x 20, Rim offset 68 mm
9.5J x 20, Rim offset 65 mm/
11J x 20, Rim offset 68 mm
Summer tires front axle/rear axle
255/40 ZR 20 (101Y) XL/295/35 ZR 20 (105Y) XL
255/40 ZR 20 (101Y) XL/295/35 ZR 20 (105Y) XL
20-inch wheel front axle/rear axle
9.5J x 20, Rim offset 65 mm/
10.5J x 20, Rim offset 65mm
9.5J x 20, Rim offset 65 mm/
10.5J x 20, Rim offset 65 mm
255/40 R 20 101V XL/285/35 R 20 104V XL 1)
255/40 R 20 101V XL/285/35 R 20 104V XL 1)
Snow tires front axle/rear axle
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Danger!
Installation of sizes not authorized by
Porsche may have a dangerous effect on
the driving stability and could result in
serious personal injury or death.
f Before mounting new tires check with your
Porsche dealer about the current release
status.
Tire Pressure for Cold Tires (68 °F/20 °C)
These standard and comfort tire pressures apply only to the tire makes and types approved by Porsche.
Standard tire pressure for summer, winter and all-season tires
Panamera S, Panamera 4S
Part load
FA
RA
Panamera Turbo
Full load
FA
Part load
RA
FA
RA
Full load
FA
RA
18-inch wheels
37 psi
37 psi
37 psi
43 psi
(2.5 bar) (2.5 bar) (2.5 bar) (2.9 bar)
19-inch wheels
37 psi
37 psi
37 psi
43 psi
40 psi
37 psi
40 psi
40 psi
(2.5 bar) (2.5 bar) (2.5 bar) (2.9 bar) (2.7 bar) (2.5 bar) (2.7 bar) (2.7 bar)
20-inch wheels
40 psi
37 psi
41 psi
44 psi
43 psi
37 psi
44 psi
44 psi
(2.7 bar) (2.5 bar) (2.8 bar) (3.0 bar) (2.9 bar) (2.5 bar) (3.0 bar) (3.0 bar)
f The load condition of the vehicle must be set on the multi-function display. The tire pressure must be changed according to the vehicle load.
Please see the chapter “SELECTING “CHARGE” IN THE TIRE PRESSURE MENU” on page 130.
FA = front axle, RA = rear axle
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Comfort tire pressure for summer, snow and all-season tires up to 100 mph (160 km/h)
The comfort tire pressure speed threshold permitted for your vehicle depends on the national type standardisation and is displayed under
“Comfort pressure” in the “Tire pressure” menu on the multi-function display on the on-board computer.
Panamera S, Panamera 4S
Part load
FA
RA
Panamera Turbo
Full load
FA
Part load
RA
FA
RA
Full load
FA
RA
18-inch wheels
30 psi
30 psi
30 psi
30 psi
(2.0 bar) (2.0 bar) (2.0 bar) (2.0 bar)
19-inch wheels
30 psi
30 psi
30 psi
30 psi
30 psi
30 psi
30 psi
30 psi
(2.0 bar) (2.0 bar) (2.0 bar) (2.0 bar) (2.0 bar) (2.0 bar) (2.0 bar) (2.0 bar)
20-inch wheels
32 psi
32 psi
32 psi
32 psi
32 psi
32 psi
32 psi
32 psi
(2.2 bar) (2.2 bar) (2.2 bar) (2.2 bar) (2.2 bar) (2.2 bar) (2.2 bar) (2.2 bar)
All-season tires
19-inch wheels
32 psi
32 psi
32 psi
32 psi
32 psi
32 psi
32 psi
32 psi
(2.2 bar) (2.2 bar) (2.2 bar) (2.2 bar) (2.2 bar) (2.2 bar) (2.2 bar) (2.2 bar)
Snow tires
18-inch wheels
32 psi
32 psi
32 psi
32 psi
(2.2 bar) (2.2 bar) (2.2 bar) (2.2 bar)
19-inch wheels
32 psi
32 psi
32 psi
32 psi
32 psi
32 psi
32 psi
32 psi
(2.2 bar) (2.2 bar) (2.2 bar) (2.2 bar) (2.2 bar) (2.2 bar) (2.2 bar) (2.2 bar)
20-inch wheels
32 psi
32 psi
32 psi
32 psi
32 psi
32 psi
32 psi
32 psi
(2.2 bar) (2.2 bar) (2.2 bar) (2.2 bar) (2.2 bar) (2.2 bar) (2.2 bar) (2.2 bar)
Summer tires
f The load condition of the vehicle must be set on the multi-function display. The tire pressure must be changed according to the vehicle load.
Please see the chapter “SELECTING “CHARGE” IN THE TIRE PRESSURE MENU” on page 130.
FA = front axle, RA = rear axle
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Weights
Panamera S
Panamera 4S
Panamera Turbo
per DIN 70020
3968 lbs – 4497 lbs
(1800 kg – 2040 kg)
4101 lbs – 4597 lbs
(1860 kg – 2085 kg)
4343 lbs – 4729 lbs
(1970 kg – 2145 kg)
per 70/156/EEC 1)
4143 lbs – 4672 lbs
(1875 kg – 2115 kg)
4276 lbs – 4772 lbs
(1935 kg – 2160 kg)
4518 lbs – 4904 lbs
(2045 kg – 2220 kg)
Maximum axle load, front 2)
2568 lbs (1165 kg)
2590 lbs (1175 kg)
2756 lbs (1250 kg)
Maximum axle load, rear 2)
2943 lbs (1335 kg)
2954 lbs (1340 kg)
2888 lbs (1310 kg)
Gross vehicle weight 2)
5302 lbs (2405 kg)
5379 lbs (2440 kg)
5512 lbs (2500 kg)
Curb weight (depending on equipment)
Roof load
Maximum roof load 3)
1) Curb
175 lbs (75 kg)
weight includes 175 lbs (75 kg) driver and baggage.
2)
The maximum vehicle weight and maximum axle loads must not be exceeded.
Note: If additional accessories are installed, the maximum load will be correspondingly less.
3)
Only use roof transport systems from the Porsche Tequipment range for your vehicle or roof transport systems that have been tested and approved
by Porsche.
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Filling Capacities
Only use fluids and fuels approved by Porsche. Your authorized Porsche dealer can advise you.
Engine oil change quantity without/with oil filter
Approx. 2.17 US gallons (8.2 liters)/approx. 2.38 US gallons (9.0 liters)
Fuel tank
Panamera S: Approx. 80 litres, of which approx. 3.96 US gallons (15 liters) are reserve
Panamera 4S, Panamera Turbo: Approx. 100 litres, including approx. 3.96 US gallons (15 liters)
reserve
Fuel octane rating
The engine is designed to provide optimum performance and fuel consumption if unleaded premium
fuel with 98 RON/88 MON (93 CLC or AKI) is used. If unleaded fuels with octane ratings of less than
98 RON/88 MON (93 CLC or AKI) are used, the engine’s knock control automatically adapts the
ignition timing. Porsche recommends that you use fuel with at least 95 RON/85 MON (90 CLC or
AKI) in your vehicle.
Window/
headlight cleaning system
Approx. 1.45 US gallons (5.5 liters)
Driving Performance
The specifications refer to a vehicle with DIN curb weight without performance-reducing additional equipment (e.g. special tires).
Maximum speed
Acceleration 0 – 60 mph
(96 km/h)
Acceleration 0 – 62 mph
(100 km/h) (values in brackets
relate to Sport Plus mode)
Panamera S
176 mph (283 km/h)
5.2 seconds
5.4 (5.2) seconds
Panamera 4S
175 mph/h (282 km)
4.8 seconds
5.0 (4.8) seconds
Panamera Turbo
188 mph (303 km/h)
4.0 seconds
4.2 (4.0) seconds
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Dimensions
Panamera S, Panamera 4S
Panamera Turbo
Length
195.67 in. (4970 mm)
Width without exterior mirrors
76.02 in. (1931 mm)
Width with exterior mirrors
83.23 in. (2114 mm)
Height at DIN curb weight
55.83 in. (1418 mm)
Wheelbase
Ground clearance at maximum gross weight
114.96 in. (2920 mm)
3.31 in. (84 mm)
4.41 in. (112 mm)
Tracks
18-inch wheels, front/rear
65.28 in. (1658 mm)/
65.42 in. (1661.6 mm)
19-inch wheels, front/rear
65.20 in. (1656 mm)/64.80 in. (1645.8 mm)
20-inch wheels, front/rear
front: 64.80 in. (1646 mm)
rear: 11J x 20 wheel, 64.24 in. (1631.8 mm)
rear: 10.5J x 20 wheel, 64.48 in. (1637.8 mm)
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Index
A
ABD (automatic brake differential)
Functional description ........................................ 204
ABS (anti-lock brake system)
Functional description ........................................ 207
Warning light on instrument panel........................ 207
AC button
Air-conditioning system......................................... 71
AC MAX button
Air-conditioning system......................................... 72
ACC
Adaptive cruise control....................................... 178
Adaptive cruise control ................................................ 178
Display principle ................................................ 181
Exceptions ........................................................ 186
Functional description ........................................ 178
Interrupting/resuming control ............................. 185
Operating principle............................................. 180
Operating states ................................................ 182
Radar sensor..................................................... 178
Setting the desired distance ............................... 183
Setting/changing desired speed ......................... 182
Switching on/off ................................................ 182
Warning messages ............................................ 185
Adaptive light system, driving light assistant .................... 92
Adhesive foils, care instructions.................................... 274
Adjusting the opening height of the powerlift tailgate ........ 30
Aftermarket Alarms...................................................... 190
Air bag
Air bag warning light in the instrument panel .......... 51
Automatic deactivation of the passenger air bag .... 50
Care instructions ............................................... 276
Disposal.............................................................. 48
Function .............................................................. 49
Functional description .......................................... 47
Installation location .............................................. 47
Passenger air bag warning light ............................ 51
Air cleaner, maintenance instructions ............................ 261
Air suspension
Overview ........................................................... 209
Warning message on the multi-function display ..... 210
Air vents
Adjusting .............................................................82
Opening/closing...................................................82
Air-conditioning compressor
Information on air-conditioning compressor ............75
Air-conditioning system
Automatic load switch-off......................................75
Child lock ............................................................80
Defrosting windshield ...........................................73
Extended ventilation panel ....................................81
Front control panel ...............................................76
Functional description...........................................76
Information on air-conditioning compressor ............75
Rear control panel................................................77
Setting air distribution ..........................................79
Setting air quantity ...............................................79
Setting automatic air-recirculation mode ................75
Setting temperature .............................................78
Switching AC MAX mode on/off.............................72
Switching AC mode on/off ....................................71
Switching air-conditioning compressor on/off .........71
Switching air-recirculation mode on and off ............74
Switching automatic mode on/off ..........................77
Switching MONO mode on/off ...............................74
Switching REST mode on/off ................................71
Temperature sensor.............................................70
Using engine residual heat ....................................71
Air-recirculation button
Air-conditioning system.........................................74
Alarm button .................................................................19
Alarm system
Avoiding false alarms .........................................249
Functional description.........................................247
Persons/animals remaining in the locked vehicle ..247
Switching off......................................................247
Switching off alarm ............................................247
Switching off interior surveillance and
inclination sensor ...............................................247
Switching off passenger compartment
monitoring system .............................................248
Switching on......................................................247
When disconnecting battery ................................304
Alcantara, care instructions ..........................................276
Alloy wheels
Care instructions................................................274
Inscription..........................................................289
All-wheel drive
Functional description.........................................202
Aluminum rims
Care instructions................................................274
Inscription..........................................................289
Antifreeze
In coolant ..........................................................257
In washer fluid....................................................260
Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
Functional description.........................................207
Anti-slip control (ASR)
Functional description.........................................204
Armrest
Opening front storage tray ..................................219
Opening rear storage tray...................................220
Ashtray
Front, emptying..................................................224
Front, opening ...................................................224
Rear, emptying ..................................................224
Rear, opening ....................................................224
ASR (Anti-slip control)
Functional description.........................................204
Assistance when driving uphill
Functional description.........................................206
Audio
Tips ..................................................................189
Audio interface, installation position...............................192
AUTO (light switch).........................................................92
Driving light assistant ...........................................92
AUTO button
Air-conditioning system .........................................77
Auto Start Stop function
Display ..............................................................170
Exceptions.........................................................169
Operating principle .............................................169
Preconditions.....................................................169
Starting engine automatically ..............................169
Stopping engine automatically.............................169
Index
331
Switching on and off .......................................... 170
Automatic (PDK transmission)
Rocker switches on the steering wheel .................. 61
Automatic brake differential (ABD)
Functional description ........................................ 204
Automatic driving light assistant
Adaptive light system ........................................... 92
Automatic headlight levelling
Functional description .......................................... 94
Automatic speed control (cruise control)
Accelerating ...................................................... 177
Decelerating...................................................... 177
Functional description ........................................ 176
Interrupting operation......................................... 177
Storing speed.................................................... 176
Switching off ..................................................... 178
Switching on ..................................................... 176
Automatic transmission................................................ 193
AUX interface, installation position ................................ 192
Auxiliary high-beam headlight
Changing bulb ................................................... 311
Installing headlights............................................ 309
Removing headlights .......................................... 309
B
Baby seat
Installing with LATCH system ................................ 56
LATCH restraint system ....................................... 56
Prescribed installation direction (depending on
weight of child) .................................................... 53
Battery ....................................................................... 191
Care ................................................................. 304
Changing in car key ........................................... 307
Charge state ..................................................... 303
Charging ........................................................... 307
General information............................................ 303
Jump-lead starting ............................................. 306
Location............................................................ 303
Procedure after connection ................................ 305
Replacing.......................................................... 305
Vehicle electrical system voltage indication.......... 113
Winter driving .................................................... 304
Before driving off ............................................................ 4
Belt tensioner
Functional description .......................................... 45
332
Index
Belts.............................................................................44
Adjusting belt height.............................................47
Belt tensioner functional description ......................45
Care instructions................................................276
Fastening ............................................................46
Opening ..............................................................46
Warning light on the tachometer............................45
Bi-Xenon headlight
Changing bulb for auxiliary high-beam headlight ....311
Installing headlights............................................309
Removing headlights ..........................................309
Brake booster .............................................................174
Brake fluid
Changing...........................................................259
Warning light on speedometer.............................259
Brake pads
Breaking in new brake pads ....................................6
Warning message, brakes ..................................174
Brake pedal.................................................................173
Brake wear
Warning message ..............................................174
Brakes
Applying/releasing parking brake ........................171
Brake pad warning message...............................174
Brake pedal .......................................................173
Brake wear warning message .............................174
Break in new brake pads ........................................6
Footbrake..........................................................172
Test stand .........................................................253
Break in hints ..................................................................6
Breaking in
Engine ..................................................................6
Engine oil and fuel consumption during break-in
period ...................................................................6
Hints .....................................................................6
New brake pads and brake discs ............................6
New tires ..............................................................6
Brief overview
Air conditioning, front control panel .......................68
Air conditioning, rear control panel ........................69
Opening and locking the vehicle from outside.........21
Windshield wipers ..............................................101
Bulbs
Changing bulb for auxiliary high-beam headlight ....311
Changing bulb for licence plate light ....................313
Changing bulb for side marker light .....................313
Changing bulb for side turn signal light................ 312
C
Car care
Air bags............................................................ 276
Alcantara .......................................................... 276
Alloy wheels...................................................... 274
Cleaning the engine compartment....................... 272
Fabric linings..................................................... 276
Headlights, plastic components, adhesive foils .... 274
Laying up your Porsche ..................................... 276
Leather............................................................. 275
Paint ................................................................ 271
Seals................................................................ 275
Seat belts ......................................................... 276
Undercoating .................................................... 273
Use of high-pressure cleaning equipment ............ 270
Washing the vehicle, instructions ........................ 270
Wheel bolts....................................................... 293
Windows........................................................... 272
Car key (remote control)
Emergency operation of key in ignition lock......... 166
Locking vehicle door ........................................... 24
Unlocking vehicle door......................................... 23
Car Telephone ............................................................ 190
Care instructions
Air bags............................................................ 276
Alcantara .......................................................... 276
Alloy wheels...................................................... 274
Car washing...................................................... 270
Carpet.............................................................. 275
Cleaning the engine compartment....................... 272
Fabric linings..................................................... 276
Headlights, plastic components, adhesive foils .... 274
Laying up your Porsche ..................................... 276
Leather............................................................. 275
Mats................................................................. 275
Paint ................................................................ 271
Radar sensor .................................................... 274
Reversing camera ............................................. 274
Seals................................................................ 275
Seat belts ......................................................... 276
Ultrasound sensors, ParkAssist .......................... 274
Undercoating .................................................... 273
Use of high-pressure cleaning equipment ............ 270
Wheel bolts ....................................................... 293
Windows ........................................................... 272
Carpet, care instructions.............................................. 275
Catalytic converter ...................................................... 263
Emission control (Check Engine) ......................... 114
Center armrest
Opening rear storage tray .................................. 220
Central locking .............................................................. 31
Emergency operation in the event of a fault ........... 35
Locking vehicle door with car key
(remote control)................................................... 24
Locking vehicle door with Porsche Entry & Drive .... 24
Opening and locking vehicle door from inside......... 31
Unlocking vehicle door with car key
(remote control)................................................... 23
Unlocking vehicle door with Porsche Entry & Drive . 23
Central locking system
Functional description .......................................... 20
When disconnecting battery................................ 304
Changing bulb for licence plate light.............................. 313
Changing the remote control battery............................. 307
Chassis control systems
Overview (PTM, PSM, PASM, PDCC) .................... 201
Chassis number, position ............................................. 323
Chassis setup
Functional description ........................................ 208
Selecting........................................................... 208
Check Engine (emission control)
Functional description ........................................ 114
Warning light ..................................................... 114
Warning light on the tachometer.......................... 114
Child lock
Enabling/disabling opening rear doors from
inside.................................................................. 32
Enabling/Disabling power windows switches in
the rear doors ..................................................... 88
Switching rear control panel on/off ....................... 80
Child restraint anchorages ............................................. 57
Child restraint system
Installing with LATCH system ................................ 56
LATCH restraint system........................................ 56
Child seat
Installing with LATCH system ................................ 56
LATCH restraint system........................................ 56
Prescribed installation direction (depending on
weight of child) .................................................... 53
Child seat bracket..........................................................56
Chrono........................................................................135
Cleaning the engine compartment .................................272
Closing
Closing slide/tilt roof ............................................88
Closing tailgate automatically ................................28
Locking vehicle door from inside ...........................31
Persons/animals remaining in the vehicle ...............24
Tailgate ...............................................................26
Vehicle door with car key (remote control)..............24
Vehicle door with Porsche Entry & Drive (keyless) ...24
Cockpit
Adjusting lighting..................................................95
Cooling system, temperature gauge ....................110
Engine oil temperature gauge .............................110
Fuel gauge ........................................................111
Odometer ..........................................................112
Speedometer.....................................................110
Tachometer .......................................................110
Warning and indicator lights, overview .................107
Comfort memory ...........................................................40
Comfort pressure
Selecting ...........................................................131
Speed warning...................................................131
Compressor ................................................................279
Control systems
Overview (PTM, PSM, PASM, PDCC).....................201
Coolant
Antifreeze..........................................................257
Checking level....................................................257
Cooled glove box.........................................................219
Cooling system
Warning on multi-function display .........................110
Cornering light
Dynamic ..............................................................94
Installing headlights ............................................309
Removing headlights ..........................................309
Static ..................................................................94
Courtesy lighting, Entry function......................................95
Crankcase ventilation ...................................................263
Cruise control
Accelerating ......................................................177
Decelerating ......................................................177
Functional description.........................................176
Interrupting operation .........................................177
Storing speed ....................................................176
Switching off ..................................................... 178
Switching on ..................................................... 176
Cupholder
Front ................................................................ 222
Rear ................................................................. 223
D
Data bank for vehicle data, position .............................. 323
Daytime driving lights .................................................... 94
Defrosting windshield .................................................... 73
Air-conditioning system ........................................ 73
Dimensions................................................................. 330
Dimmer
Adjusting brightness of instrument lighting............. 95
Displacement, Technical data....................................... 324
Display on multi-function display
Overview of warning messages .......................... 152
Display on the multi-function display
Overview of warning messages .......................... 152
Displaying average fuel consumption ............................ 120
Door
De-icing door lock.............................................. 270
Locking if persons/animals are remaining in
vehicle................................................................ 24
Locking with car key (remote control) ................... 24
Locking with Porsche Entry & Drive (keyless) ......... 24
Malfunctions when opening and closing ................. 35
Switching child lock for rear doors on/off.............. 32
Unlocking with car key (remote control)................. 23
Unlocking with Porsche Entry & Drive (keyless) ...... 23
Door locking, automatic................................................. 25
Door mirror
Adjusting ............................................................ 58
Adjusting as parking aid ....................................... 60
Folding in ............................................................ 59
Folding out.......................................................... 59
Storing settings (memory) .................................... 59
Door opening................................................................ 25
Drinks holder
Front ................................................................ 222
Rear ................................................................. 223
Drive-Off Assistant....................................................... 206
Driver memory.............................................................. 40
Driving
Winter............................................................... 199
Index
333
Driving light assistant
Adaptive light system ........................................... 92
Automatic headlight levelling, functional
description .......................................................... 94
Daytime driving lights........................................... 94
Dynamic cornering light........................................ 94
Low beam ........................................................... 93
Static cornering light............................................ 94
Switching on ....................................................... 92
Driving off
Launch Control .................................................. 196
Driving performance, Technical data ............................. 329
DVD
Installation location ............................................ 191
Navigation......................................................... 191
Player ............................................................... 191
Dynamic cornering light ................................................. 94
E
Electric parking brake
Automatic parking brake release upon
driving off ......................................................... 171
Emergency braking function ............................... 171
Operating.......................................................... 171
Releasing .......................................................... 171
Testing on brake test stand ................................ 253
Warning light ..................................................... 171
Emergency flasher
Switching emergency flasher on/off ...................... 97
Emergency key ............................................................. 20
Emergency operation
Of ignition key in ignition lock.............................. 166
Emergency unlocking
Of filler flap ....................................................... 267
Of slide/tilt roof ................................................... 89
Of tailgate ........................................................... 35
Emission control (Check Engine)
Functional description ........................................ 114
Warning light on the tachometer ......................... 114
Emission Control System ............................................. 262
Engine
Break in hints ........................................................ 6
Checking oil level............................................... 121
Cooling system.................................................. 110
Oil-level gauge ................................................... 121
334
Index
Starting.............................................................167
Starting automatically (Auto Start Stop function) ...169
Starting manually (Auto Start Stop function) .........169
Stopping ...........................................................168
Stopping automatically (Auto Start Stop
function) ............................................................169
Technical data ...................................................324
Engine drag torque control (MSR)
Functional description.........................................204
Engine oil ....................................................................254
Change .............................................................256
Change quantity .................................................329
Consumption .....................................................324
Engine oil pressure ............................................152
Filler opening .....................................................256
General information ............................................254
Oil-level warning on the multi-function display........255
Performance class .............................................256
Temperature gauge ...........................................110
Topping up ........................................................255
Viscosity ...........................................................256
Entry & Drive
Locking vehicle door with Porsche Entry & Drive ....24
Switching off interior surveillance with
Porsche Entry & Drive ........................................248
Unlocking vehicle door with
Porsche Entry & Drive ..........................................23
Entry function ................................................................95
Error messages
Overview of warning messages ...........................152
Exhaust pipes..................................................................3
Exterior mirror heating
Switching on/off ..................................................84
External audio source, interface....................................192
F
Fabric linings (care instructions)....................................276
Fastening points in luggage compartment......................227
Faults
Emergency operation of ignition key in ignition
lock ..................................................................166
Emergency operation of powerlift tailgate ..............35
Emergency operation of slide/tilt roof....................89
Emergency unlocking of the filler flap ..................267
Overview of warning messages ...........................152
ParkAssist ........................................................ 241
Power windows ................................................... 88
Slide/tilt roof....................................................... 89
When opening and closing.................................... 35
Filler flap
Emergency unlocking ........................................ 267
Filling capacities
Coolant ............................................................ 329
Engine oil.......................................................... 329
Fuel.................................................................. 329
Overview .......................................................... 329
Overview of fluids and fuels................................ 329
Washer fluid...................................................... 329
Filter
Air cleaner, maintenance instructions.................. 261
Particle filter, maintenance instructions ............... 261
Fire extinguisher, storage location................................ 321
First aid kit ................................................................. 279
Floor mats, care instructions ....................................... 275
Fluids and fuels
Coolant ............................................................ 329
Engine oil.......................................................... 329
Fuel.................................................................. 329
Washer fluid...................................................... 329
Footbrake, safety notes............................................... 172
Four-wheel drive
Functional description........................................ 202
Front seat
Adjusting ............................................................ 39
Retrieving settings (memory) ................................ 41
Storing settings (memory).................................... 41
Front seats................................................................... 38
Front windshield wipers
Adjusting the rain sensor sensitivity .................... 103
Switching on rain sensor .................................... 102
Windshield wiping plus washer system ................ 102
Windshield, fast wiping....................................... 102
Windshield, slow wiping...................................... 102
Wiping windshield once (one-touch operation) ...... 102
Fuel
Economy .......................................................... 264
Evaporation control ........................................... 269
Fuel can ........................................................... 267
Fuel gauge........................................................ 111
Fuel reserve warning ......................................... 112
Fuels containing ethanol..................................... 268
Octane rating .................................................... 265
Portable fuel containers.......................................... 3
Quality .............................................................. 265
Recommendation ............................................... 268
Recommendations ............................................. 268
Refuelling .......................................................... 265
Tank capacity .................................................... 329
Fuel can...................................................................... 267
Fuel containers, portable.................................................. 3
Fuel gauge.................................................................. 111
Fuel level indicator
Fuel gauge ........................................................ 111
Fuel reserve ................................................................ 266
Fuse, changing electric fuses ....................................... 298
G
Garage door opener
Deleting programmed signals ............................. 244
Functional description ........................................ 243
Operating .......................................................... 245
Programming signal (changeable code system).... 244
Programming signal (fixed code system).............. 244
Gear selector
Emergency unlocking ......................................... 200
Glove box
Closing ............................................................. 219
Cooling ............................................................... 83
Opening ............................................................ 219
Ground clearance ............................................................ 3
H
Handbrake (electric parking brake)
Operating .......................................................... 171
Releasing .......................................................... 171
Head restraints ............................................................. 38
Headlight levelling (automatic)
Functional description .......................................... 94
Headlights
Adjusting ........................................................... 314
Care instructions ............................................... 274
Changing bulb for auxiliary high-beam headlight.... 311
Installing ........................................................... 309
Operating washer system ................................... 103
Removing ..........................................................309
Heated rear window
Switching on/off...................................................84
Heated seats.................................................................43
Switching off........................................................43
Switching on ........................................................43
Height adjustment
Overview ...........................................................209
Warning message on the multi-function display .....210
High beam headlight
Stalk ...................................................................96
High-beam headlight.......................................................96
Changing bulb (auxiliary high-beam headlight) .......311
Installing headlights ............................................309
Removing headlights ..........................................309
High-pressure cleaning equipment
Instructions for use ............................................270
Hillholder (Drive-off Assistant)
Functional description.........................................206
HOLD function
Functional description.........................................206
Home mode
Entry function ......................................................95
Welcome Home function .......................................95
HomeLink (garage door opener)
Deleting programmed signals..............................244
Functional description.........................................243
Operating ..........................................................245
Programming signal (changeable code system) ....244
Programming signal (fixed code system)..............244
Hot exhaust pipes ............................................................3
I
Identification number, position ......................................323
Ignition lock
Emergency operation of the key..........................166
Functional description.........................................164
Removing ignition key, PDK transmission .............195
Immobiliser
Functional description.........................................250
Switching on/off.................................................250
Inclination sensor
Function indication .............................................249
Switching off with button in door handle
(Porsche Entry & Drive).......................................248
Switching off with car key .................................. 247
Instrument cluster
Adjusting lighting ................................................. 95
Cooling system, temperature gauge ................... 110
Engine oil temperature gauge............................. 110
Fuel gauge........................................................ 111
Odometer ......................................................... 112
Speedometer .................................................... 110
Tachometer ...................................................... 110
Warning and indicator lights, overview................. 107
Instrument panel
Adjusting lighting ................................................. 95
Cooling system, temperature gauge ................... 110
Engine oil temperature gauge............................. 110
Fuel gauge........................................................ 111
Odometer ......................................................... 112
Speedometer .................................................... 110
Tachometer ...................................................... 110
Warning and indicator lights, overview................. 107
Interior mirror
Switching automatic anti-dazzle function on/off ...... 60
Interior surveillance ..................................................... 249
Switching off with button in door handle
(Porsche Entry & Drive)...................................... 248
Switching off with car key .................................. 247
iPod interface, installation position................................ 192
J
Jump-lead starting for flat battery ................................. 306
Jump-lead starting, external power supply ..................... 306
K
Key
Changing battery ............................................... 307
Emergency operation, ignition lock ..................... 166
Locking vehicle door............................................ 24
Removing emergency key .................................... 20
Replacement keys ............................................... 19
Unlocking vehicle door ......................................... 23
Keys ............................................................................ 19
Kickdown
Porsche Doppelkupplung.................................... 197
Index
335
L
LATCH system .............................................................. 56
Fastening ............................................................ 56
Installing a child seat............................................ 56
Prescribed installation direction of child seat.......... 53
Launch Control............................................................ 196
Leather, care instructions ............................................ 275
Level control
Overview........................................................... 209
Warning message on the multi-function display..... 210
Light
Headlight flasher.................................................. 96
Switching on Welcome Home function ................... 95
Switching on when entering the vehicle.................. 95
Light switch
AUTO function ..................................................... 92
Overview............................................................. 92
Switching on AUTO position .................................. 92
Lights
Care instructions ............................................... 274
Replacing Bulbs ................................................. 308
Switching front reading light on/off ....................... 98
Switching front reading lights on/off automatically.. 99
Switching on when entering the vehicle.................. 95
Switching on when leaving the vehicle ................... 95
Load
Disengaging luggage compartment cover............ 231
General information on loading............................ 228
Loading and securing ski bag ............................. 231
Position of tie-down rings ................................... 227
Removing/installing retractable luggage
compartment cover ........................................... 229
Retractable luggage compartment cover,
pulling out/retracting ......................................... 229
Loading
Disengaging luggage compartment cover............ 231
General information............................................ 228
Loading and securing ski bag ............................. 231
Position of tie-down rings ................................... 227
Removing/installing retractable luggage
compartment cover ........................................... 229
Retractable luggage compartment cover,
pulling out/retracting ......................................... 229
Loading information..................................................... 236
336
Index
Loadspace
Opening and closing the floor..............................227
Overview ...........................................................227
Position of tie-down rings....................................227
Lock, child lock
Enabling/disabling opening rear doors from
inside ..................................................................32
Enabling/disabling power windows switches in
the rear doors .....................................................88
Switching rear control panel on/off........................80
Locking
Emergency operation in the event of a fault............35
Locking the tailgate..............................................26
Locking vehicle door from inside ...........................31
Locking vehicle door with car key
(remote control) ...................................................24
Locking vehicle door with Porsche Entry & Drive ....24
Persons/animals remaining in the vehicle...............24
Tailgate...............................................................26
Vehicle door with car key (remote control) .............24
Vehicle door with Porsche Entry & Drive (keyless)...24
Low beam
Installing headlights............................................309
Removing headlights ..........................................309
Switching on/off ..................................................92
Luggage
General information on loading............................228
Loading and securing ski bag .............................231
Position of tie-down rings....................................227
Retractable luggage compartment cover,
pulling out/retracting..........................................229
Luggage compartment
Closing the tailgate ..............................................26
Opening and closing the floor..............................227
Opening the tailgate .............................................25
Overview ...........................................................227
Position of tie-down rings....................................227
Luggage compartment cover
Disengaging ......................................................231
M
Maintenance work
Adding washer fluid ............................................259
Changing air cleaner ..........................................261
Changing particle filter .......................................261
Checking engine-oil level .................................... 254
Checking the coolant level and adding coolant..... 257
Notes on maintenance ....................................... 252
Topping up engine oil ........................................ 255
Malfunctions
Emergency operation of ignition key in ignition
lock.................................................................. 166
Emergency operation of slide/tilt roof ................... 89
Emergency operation of tailgate ........................... 35
Emergency unlocking of the filler flap.................. 267
Overview of warning messages .......................... 152
ParkAssist ........................................................ 241
Power windows ................................................... 88
Powerlift tailgate ................................................. 30
When opening and closing.................................... 35
Memory ....................................................................... 40
Retrieving seat settings ....................................... 41
Retrieving vehicle settings.................................... 41
Storing seat settings ........................................... 41
Storing vehicle settings........................................ 41
Memory buttons............................................................ 41
Minor repairs
In the event of a flat tire ..................................... 293
Storage location of warning triangle.................... 279
Mirrors
Adjusting exterior mirrors..................................... 58
Adjusting exterior mirrors as parking aid ............... 60
Folding in exterior mirrors .................................... 59
Folding out exterior mirrors.................................. 59
Storing exterior mirror settings (memory).............. 59
Switching automatic anti-dazzle function on
and off ............................................................... 60
Vanity mirror ....................................................... 64
MONO button
Air-conditioning system ........................................ 74
Motion sensor (interior surveillance)
Switching off with button in door handle
(Porsche Entry & Drive)...................................... 248
Switching off with car key .................................. 247
Multi-function display
Activating functions, opening menus and
viewing options ................................................. 117
Browsing through long lists ................................ 117
Checking oil level .............................................. 121
Display areas .................................................... 116
Menu overview .................................................. 117
Operating navigation system............................... 123
Operating principle............................................. 115
Operating with multi-function steering wheel ......... 115
Operating with steering wheel lever ..................... 116
Overview of warning messages........................... 152
Retrieving vehicle information ............................. 119
Selecting a radio station..................................... 123
Sport Chrono..................................................... 136
Tire pressure warnings....................................... 133
Trip information ................................................. 126
Using the telephone ........................................... 125
Multi-function steering wheel
Changing button assignment on multi-function
steering wheel ................................................... 151
Functional description .......................................... 63
MFS button........................................................ 116
With telephone function ........................................ 63
N
Navigation system ....................................................... 191
Using via multi-function display ............................ 123
O
Octane rating .............................................................. 268
Octane rating, petrol.................................................... 265
Odometer
Display.............................................................. 112
Resetting .......................................................... 112
Off delay
Switching on........................................................ 95
Oil .............................................................................. 254
Change ............................................................. 256
Change quantity................................................. 329
Checking level ................................................... 121
Consumption ......................................................... 6
Filler opening..................................................... 255
General information............................................ 254
Level gauge ...................................................... 121
Oil pressure....................................................... 152
Oil-level warning on the multi-function display........ 255
Temperature gauge ........................................... 110
Topping up ........................................................ 255
On-board computer
Measuring oil level..............................................121
Menu overview ...................................................117
Multi-function display ..........................................115
Operating principle .............................................115
Overview of warning messages ...........................152
Tire Pressure Monitoring.....................................127
Opening and closing
Closing tailgate automatically ................................28
Engine compartment lid ........................................33
Locking vehicle door with car key
(remote control) ...................................................24
Locking vehicle door with Porsche Entry & Drive.....24
Luggage compartment floor................................227
Opening and locking vehicle door from inside .........31
Opening tailgate automatically...............................27
Slide/tilt roof .......................................................88
Unlocking vehicle door with car key
(remote control) ...................................................23
Unlocking vehicle door with
Porsche Entry & Drive ..........................................23
Opening and closing the engine compartment lid..............33
Opening and closing the hood.........................................33
Operating in other countries .........................................264
Operating overview
Air conditioning system, front................................76
Operating the horn.........................................................61
Optical distortion, rear window........................................84
Oxygen sensor ............................................................263
P
Paint
Care instructions................................................271
Polishing ...........................................................271
Preserving .........................................................271
Removing spots and stains .................................271
Repairing damage ..............................................271
Panic button ..................................................................19
ParkAssist
Sensors ............................................................239
Parking
Applying the parking brake..................................171
Locking the vehicle...............................................24
PDK transmission...............................................199
Parking aid
Sensors............................................................ 239
Swivelling down mirror glass ................................ 60
Parking brake
Automatic parking brake release upon
driving off ......................................................... 171
Operating ......................................................... 171
Releasing.......................................................... 171
Testing on brake test stand................................ 253
Parking/pulling out
Functional description, ParkAssist....................... 239
Sensors for ParkAssist ...................................... 239
Particle filter, maintenance instructions......................... 261
PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management)
Functional description ........................................ 208
Overview........................................................... 201
Selecting chassis setup ..................................... 208
Warning message on the multi-function display .... 208
Passenger air bag
Automatic deactivation of the passenger air bag .... 50
Warning light in the center console ....................... 51
PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF
Warning light in the center console ....................... 51
Passenger mirror
Adjusting ............................................................ 58
Adjusting as parking aid ....................................... 60
Folding in ............................................................ 59
Folding out.......................................................... 59
PCCB (Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake)
General information ............................................... 3
PCM (Porsche Communication Management)................. 191
PDCC (Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control)
Functional description ........................................ 211
Overview........................................................... 201
Warning message on the multi-function display .... 211
PDK selector lever
Emergency unlocking......................................... 200
PDK transmission........................................................ 193
Driving in winter................................................. 199
Faults ............................................................... 194
Kickdown .......................................................... 197
Reduced driving program ................................... 199
Rocker switches on the steering wheel.................. 61
Selector-lever positions...................................... 195
Shifting gears on the steering wheel ................... 196
Sport mode ...................................................... 195
Index
337
Performance tests on roller-type test stands ................. 253
Performance, Technical data........................................ 324
Person buttons (memory)............................................... 41
Petrol
Fuel can ............................................................ 267
Fuel gauge ........................................................ 111
Fuel reserve warning.......................................... 112
Octane rating .................................................... 265
Portable fuel containers ......................................... 3
Quality .............................................................. 265
Refuelling .......................................................... 265
Tank capacity .................................................... 329
Plastic components, care instructions........................... 274
Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)
Air suspension and level control .......................... 209
Functional description ........................................ 208
Overview........................................................... 201
Warning message on the multi-function display..... 208
Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)
General information................................................ 3
Porsche Communication Management (PCM) ................. 191
Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) .................................... 193
Driving in winter................................................. 199
Faults ............................................................... 194
Kickdown .......................................................... 197
Launch Control .................................................. 196
Reduced driving program ................................... 199
Selector-lever position........................................ 193
Shifting gears on the steering wheel.................... 196
Sport mode....................................................... 195
Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC)
Functional description ........................................ 211
Overview........................................................... 201
Warning message on the multi-function display..... 211
Porsche Entry & Drive
Inclination sensor............................................... 249
Interior surveillance............................................ 249
Locking the vehicle .............................................. 24
Unlocking the vehicle ........................................... 23
Porsche Stability Management (PSM)
Functional description ........................................ 202
Multi-function light in the tachometer ................... 205
Overview........................................................... 201
Switching off ..................................................... 204
Switching on ..................................................... 205
338
Index
Porsche Traction Management (PTM)
Functional description.........................................202
Power steering
Checking and adding hydraulic fluid .....................260
Power windows
Adjusting after connecting battery .........................88
Malfunctions ........................................................88
Opening/closing windows with rocker switch..........86
Overview of driver’s door control panel ..................86
Overview of passenger’s door control panel ...........86
Powerlift tailgate
Closing................................................................28
Opening ..............................................................27
Safety notes ........................................................27
Pressure
Tires (bar/psi)....................................................326
Protection against towing (inclination sensor)
Switching off with Porsche Entry & Drive..............248
Switching off with remote control ........................247
PSM (Porsche Stability Management)
Functional description.........................................202
Multi-function light in the tachometer....................205
Overview ...........................................................201
Switching off .....................................................204
Switching on......................................................205
Warning light on the multi-function display ............305
PTM (Porsche Traction Management)
Functional description.........................................202
Pulling out/parking
Functional description, ParkAssist .......................239
Sensors for ParkAssist .......................................239
Push-starting ...............................................................321
R
Radar sensor for adaptive cruise control .......................274
Radiator fan
Installation position.............................................258
Safety notes ......................................................258
Radio
Tips ..................................................................189
Radio remote control .....................................................19
Rain sensor
Adjusting ...........................................................103
Switching on......................................................102
Reading lights, front
Switching on/off.................................................. 98
Switching on/off automatically.............................. 99
Rear fog light
Switching on ....................................................... 92
Rear roll-up blind ........................................................... 66
Rear seats.................................................................... 38
Folding forward ................................................. 226
Rear spoiler, operating principle................................... 214
Rear window
Optical distortion ................................................. 84
Rear window wiper
Switching on intermittent operation..................... 104
Window wiping .................................................. 104
Rear-axle load............................................................. 236
Rearview camera ........................................................ 241
Reduced driving program, PDK .................................... 199
Refrigerated box in the rear of the vehicle, opening ....... 226
Refuelling ................................................................... 267
Relays
Replacing ......................................................... 296
Remote control............................................................. 19
Changing battery............................................... 307
Locking vehicle door ........................................... 24
Unlocking vehicle door......................................... 23
Removing/installing luggage compartment cover .......... 229
Replacement keys......................................................... 19
REST button
Air-conditioning system ........................................ 71
Restraint systems for children
Installing with LATCH system................................ 56
LATCH restraint system ....................................... 56
Prescribed installation direction (depending on
age of child)........................................................ 53
Retractable rear spoiler
Extending and retracting .................................... 215
Operating principle ............................................ 214
Roll stabilisation
Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) ........... 211
Roll-up blind .................................................................. 65
Roll-up sunblind
For rear window, lowered automatically when
reversing ............................................................ 66
Raising/lowering for rear side windows ................. 65
Raising/lowering for rear window.......................... 66
Roof load ................................................................... 328
Roof transport system ................................................. 232
Fitting basic carrier ............................................ 233
Roof load .......................................................... 328
Weights............................................................. 328
Running in
Tires ..................................................................... 6
S
Safety belts .................................................................. 44
Adjusting belt height............................................. 47
Belt tensioner functional description ...................... 45
Fastening ............................................................ 46
Opening .............................................................. 46
Warning light on the tachometer............................ 45
Safety button in the armrest
Disabling rear control panel and power windows .... 80
Safety compliance sticker ............................................ 323
Sealant/sealing set
For defective tires.............................................. 293
Seals, care instructions................................................ 275
Seat belts
Care instructions ............................................... 276
Seat memory ................................................................ 40
Seat ventilation.............................................................. 44
Switching off ....................................................... 44
Switching on........................................................ 44
Seats
Adjusting the front seat ........................................ 39
Child restraint system .......................................... 52
Folding rear seats forward.................................. 226
Front................................................................... 38
Rear ................................................................... 38
Retrieving settings (memory) ................................ 41
Storing settings (memory) .................................... 41
Selector-lever position display, PDK transmission........... 194
Setting air quantity
Air-conditioning system......................................... 79
Setting automatic air-recirculation mode
Air-conditioning system......................................... 75
Setting fan
Air-conditioning system......................................... 79
Setting temperature
Air-conditioning system......................................... 78
Setting the date........................................................... 147
Setting the time........................................................... 147
Settings
Adjusting on multi-function display .......................138
Storing vehicle settings ........................................40
Shifting gears
Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) ...........................193
Side lights
Installing headlights ............................................309
Removing headlights ..........................................309
Switching on ........................................................92
Side marker light .........................................................313
Side marker light, changing bulb for side marker light.....313
Side roll-up blind ............................................................65
Side turn signal light ....................................................312
Ski bag
Loading and securing .........................................231
Stowing.............................................................231
Slide/Tilt roof
Tool for emergency operation .............................279
Slide/tilt roof
Emergency unlocking ...........................................89
Functional description...........................................88
Malfunctions ........................................................89
Snow chains
General information ............................................288
Snow tires...................................................................287
Changing tires ...................................................292
Socket (12 V) ..............................................................296
Speed code letter on tire..............................................288
Speed control (cruise control)
Accelerating ......................................................177
Decelerating ......................................................177
Functional description.........................................176
Interrupting operation .........................................177
Storing speed ....................................................176
Switching off......................................................178
Switching on ......................................................176
Speed limit..................................................................288
Speedometer ..............................................................110
Sport Chrono...............................................................135
Sport mode
Porsche Doppelkupplung ....................................195
Switching on/off.................................................212
Stainless steel tailpipes
Care instructions................................................274
Standstill management
Functional description.........................................206
Start Stop function ...................................................... 169
Starting
Engine .............................................................. 167
Starting engine automatically (Auto Start Stop
function) ........................................................... 169
Steam-jet cleaners, instructions for use ........................ 270
Steering column
Locking with Porsche Entry & Drive..................... 165
Locking without Porsche Entry & Drive ................ 165
Steering column lock
With Porsche Entry & Drive................................. 250
Without Porsche Entry & Drive ............................ 250
Steering wheel
Adjustment ......................................................... 62
Airbag unit .......................................................... 61
Changing button assignment on multi-function
steering wheel................................................... 151
Multi-function steering wheel with telephone
function .............................................................. 63
Multi-function steering wheel, functional
description.......................................................... 63
Operating the horn .............................................. 61
PDK shift buttons................................................. 61
Steering lock..................................................... 164
Switching Easy Entry function on/off ..................... 42
Switching heating on/off ...................................... 61
Stopping
Engine .............................................................. 168
Stopping engine automatically (Auto Start Stop
function) ........................................................... 169
Stopwatch .................................................................. 135
Storage
Glove box ......................................................... 218
Opening storage compartment in front armrest ... 219
Opening storage compartment in rear armrest .... 220
Storage options ................................................ 218
Storage compartment
Glove box ......................................................... 218
In front armrest, opening.................................... 219
In luggage compartment .................................... 221
In rear armrest, opening .................................... 220
Storage ............................................................ 218
Summer tires
Changing tires................................................... 292
Storage ............................................................ 286
Sun visor ...................................................................... 64
Index
339
Switching automatic anti-dazzle function on and off .......... 60
Switching child protection on/off
Disabling rear control panel and power windows .... 80
Switching MONO mode on/off
Air-conditioning system ........................................ 74
Switching on air-recirculation mode
Air-conditioning system ........................................ 74
Switching on parking light .............................................. 96
T
Tachometer
Display.............................................................. 110
Tailgate
Closing ............................................................... 26
Closing automatically ........................................... 28
Opening .............................................................. 25
Opening automatically .......................................... 27
Tailpipes
Stainless steel, care instructions......................... 274
Tank
Ventilation system.............................................. 269
Technical data
Driving performance .......................................... 329
Engine .............................................................. 324
Tire pressure (psi/bar) ....................................... 326
Tires, wheels..................................................... 325
Weights ............................................................ 328
Technical modifications to the vehicle, information ......... 253
Telephone................................................................... 190
Using via multi-function display............................ 125
Test stands
Brake test ......................................................... 253
Performance test............................................... 253
Theft protection ............................................................ 18
Tie-down rings............................................................. 228
Tie-down rings, fastening points in luggage
compartment .............................................................. 227
Tire
Care ................................................................. 284
Life................................................................... 283
Traction ............................................................ 281
Wear................................................................. 283
Tire pressure .............................................................. 326
Air pressure (psi/bar) ......................................... 326
Data (psi/bar) .................................................... 326
340
Index
Filling information ...............................................129
Selecting comfort pressure ................................131
Speed warning...................................................131
System learning .................................................134
Tire pressure plate.............................................323
Tire type information ..........................................130
Warnings ...........................................................133
Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPM) .....................................127
Tire pressure plate ......................................................323
Tire sealant .................................................................279
Tire sealant/sealing set
For defective tires ..............................................293
Tires
Breaking in new tires ..............................................6
Changing...........................................................292
Damage ............................................................284
Fixing a flat tire ..................................................293
General information ............................................280
Inscription on radial tire ......................................288
Replacing ..........................................................285
Rim offset .........................................................325
Sealant .............................................................293
Setting type and size..........................................132
Sidewall ............................................................288
Size ..................................................................325
Snow chains (general information) .......................288
Storage.............................................................286
Tire pressure plate.............................................323
Tire pressure, data (psi/bar) ...............................326
Valves ...............................................................285
Winter tires (general information).........................287
Tool kit .......................................................................279
Tools ..........................................................................279
Torque, Technical data.................................................324
Towing
Screwing in towing lug........................................319
Towing lug in tool kit ..........................................279
Tow-starting ................................................................321
Tracks ........................................................................330
Transmission
Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) ...........................193
Transmission and chassis control systems
Overview (PTM, PSM, PASM, PDCC) ....................201
Transport (on car trains, ferries, etc.)
Securing the vehicle ...........................................320
Switching off inclination sensor ...........................247
Trip counter
Display ............................................................. 112
Resetting .......................................................... 112
Trip information .......................................................... 126
Turn signal, changing side turn signal light .................... 312
Turn signal, stalk .......................................................... 96
U
Ultrasound sensor, ParkAssist ..................................... 239
Undercoating, care instructions.................................... 273
Universal audio interface, installation position................ 192
Unlocking
Opening vehicle door from inside.......................... 31
Unlocking and opening tailgate ............................. 25
Unlocking vehicle door from inside........................ 32
Unlocking vehicle door with car key (remote control) ..
23
Unlocking vehicle door with Porsche Entry & Drive
(keyless) ............................................................. 23
Upshift prompt............................................................ 112
USB interface, installation position................................ 192
Using engine residual heat ............................................. 71
Air-conditioning system ........................................ 71
V
Vanity mirror................................................................. 64
Vehicle
Battery ............................................................. 191
Keys .................................................................. 19
Storage ............................................................ 304
Vehicle data................................................................ 323
Vehicle door
Locking from inside ............................................. 31
Locking with car key (remote control) ................... 24
Locking with Porsche Entry & Drive (keyless)......... 24
Malfunctions when opening and closing................. 35
Switching child lock for rear doors on/off.............. 32
Unlocking with car key (remote control)................. 23
Unlocking with Porsche Entry & Drive (keyless) ...... 23
Vehicle information
Retrieving on multi-function display ..................... 119
Vehicle key (remote control)
Changing battery............................................... 307
Vehicle settings
Adapting multi-function display ............................ 139
Adjusting on multi-function display ....................... 138
Adjusting volume of warning and information
tones ................................................................ 150
Air-conditioning settings ..................................... 146
Changing button assignment on multi-function
steering wheel ................................................... 151
Changing the language....................................... 150
Light and vision settings ..................................... 142
Locking settings ................................................ 145
Resetting to factory settings............................... 139
Selecting settings menu ..................................... 138
Setting date and time ......................................... 147
Setting units ...................................................... 149
Storing on person buttons .................................... 40
Storing on the key ............................................... 40
Vents
Adjusting ............................................................. 82
Opening/closing .................................................. 82
Viscosity, engine oil ..................................................... 256
Voice control............................................................... 192
W
Warning messages on multi-function display
Overview ........................................................... 152
Warning triangle (storage location) ................................ 279
Washer fluid
Antifreeze.......................................................... 260
Filling capacity................................................... 329
Topping up ........................................................ 259
Washing the vehicle, instructions .................................. 270
Weights
Definitions ......................................................... 236
Weights, Technical data ............................................... 328
Welcome Home function
Switching on........................................................ 95
Wheel alignment .......................................................... 285
Wheel change ............................................................. 287
Wheels
Adjusting ........................................................... 285
Changing........................................................... 292
Fixing a flat tire.................................................. 293
General information............................................ 280
Inscription on alloy wheels .................................. 289
Inscription on radial tire ......................................288
Overview ...........................................................325
Replacing tires (general information) ....................285
Rim offset..........................................................325
Security wheel bolt (wrench socket).....................293
Size ..................................................................325
Snow chains (general information) .......................288
Storage.............................................................286
Tire pressure plate .............................................323
Tire pressure, data (psi/bar) ...............................326
Tire sealant .......................................................293
Tracks...............................................................330
Wheel balancing .................................................285
Wheel bolts (care instructions).............................293
Winter tires (general information) .........................287
Windows
Adjusting after connecting battery .........................88
Care instructions................................................272
Opening/closing with rocker switch .......................86
Windshield washer system
Adding washer fluid ............................................259
Antifreeze..........................................................259
Filling capacity ...................................................329
Windshield wiper/washer stalk ......................................102
Rain sensor adjustment ......................................103
Rear window wiping............................................104
Switching on intermittent operation of rear
window wiper.....................................................104
Switching on rain sensor.....................................102
Windshield wiping plus washer system .................102
Windshield, fast wiping .......................................102
Windshield, slow wiping ......................................102
Wiping windshield once (one-touch operation) .......102
Windshield wipers
Brief overview ....................................................101
Care instructions................................................273
Rain sensor adjustment ......................................103
Rear window wiping............................................104
Stalk .................................................................102
Switching on intermittent operation of rear
window wiper.....................................................104
Switching on rain sensor.....................................102
Windshield wiping plus washer system .................102
Windshield, fast wiping .......................................102
Windshield, slow wiping ......................................102
Wiping windshield once (one-touch operation) .......102
Winter driving.............................................................. 304
Winter tires
General information ........................................... 287
Storage ............................................................ 286
Wiper blades
Care instructions ............................................... 273
Wrench socket for security wheel bolt
Storage ............................................................ 279
Using................................................................ 293
X
Xenon headlights
Changing bulb for auxiliary high-beam headlight ... 311
Installing headlights ........................................... 309
Removing headlights.......................................... 309
Index
341
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