Electrical System

In order to avoid damage and faults in electrical or electronic systems, electrical accessories should be installed at your authorized Porsche dealer. f Only use accessories authorized by Porsche. Risk of short circuit and fire. Replacing fuses or relays with the engine running or the ignition on could cause electrical shock. f Disconnected the battery during all work on the electrical system. Please observe the chapter BATTERY on Page 236. Defective relays should be changed only by an...

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. This caution also applies to the entire vehicle. 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 such devices such as hot water heaters...

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...

Maintenance Car Care

When Working on your Vehicle 178 Engine Oil Recommendation 183 Operating Your Porsche in other Countries 187 Portable Fuel Containers 190 Emission Control System 191 How Emission Control Works 192 Fuel Evaporation Control 193 Manual Transmission Oil 195 Automatic Transmission Fluid 195

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. If the warning lights in the instrument panel and onboard computer go on while driving, the brake fluid level may be too low, or (if the brake pedal travel has increased) one...

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...

Car Telephone and Aftermarket Alarms

Important legal and safety information regarding the use of cellular telephones 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. 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 serious or fatal injury. When using your cellular telephone, you...

Porsche Stability Management PSM

PSM is an active control system for stabilization of the vehicle during extreme driving manoeuvres. The increased control that is provided should not induce you to take greater risks with your safety. The limits dictated by the laws of physics cannot be overcome, even with PSM. The risk of accidents due to inappropriate speed cannot be reduced, even by PSM. The driver bears the responsibility for all driving maneuvers. f Adapt your driving style to the prevailing road and weather conditions. -...

Warning light Passenger Airbag Off

If the airbag on the passenger's side is switched off - Warning light PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF is continuously lit when the ignition is switched on f Please observe the chapter WARNINGS ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL AND THE ONBOARD COMPUTER on Page 105. Risk of serious personal injury or death from the passenger's airbag. If the PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF warning light is not lit when the ignition is switched on and the Airbag OFF switch is switched off, this could indicate a fault in the system. f Do not...

Retractable Rear Spoiler

The rear spoiler reduces rear axle lift, particularly at high speeds. Risk of accident. If the rear spoiler cannot be extended, driving stability will be adversely affected by increased rear axle lift, which could lead to loss of control. f Adapt your driving style and speed to the changed driving behaviour. f Have the fault remedied at an authorized Porsche dealer. Risk of injury during manual retraction or extension of the rear spoiler with the vehicle stationary. f Make sure that no persons...

Child seat bracket on the passengers seat

Use only child restraint systems with the LATCH system 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. LATCH compatible at your authorized Porsche f Always observe the separate installation instructions for your child seat. The LATCH attachment bracket is not installed at the factory. It can be retrofitted at your authorized...

Battery

F Observe all warning notes on the battery. f Disconnect 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 severe f Do not expose the battery to an open flame, electrical spark or a lit cigarette. f Do not wipe battery with a dry cloth. Risk of severe personal injury and damage to f Do not allow...

JL Cooling System

USA Display in F Canada Display in C f Avoid high engine speeds and heavy engine loading. Pointer in the middle - normal operating temperature The pointer may move up to the red area when engine is heavily loaded and outside temperature is high, but should return to normal when engine load is reduced. If the coolant temperature is too high, the warning light comes on. Additionally, a warning is displayed in the on-board computer. f Pull off the road, turn off the engine and allow to cool. f...

Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake PCCB

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...

Sport Mode

A sportier car set-up is obtained when Sport mode is switched on. Interventions by the Porsche control systems are intentionally shifted towards greater agility and driving performance. - PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) is automatically changed to Sport mode, resulting in a stiffer suspension setup. - The Tiptronic S switches to a sporty gear-changing map and shortens the gear shifting periods. Gear changes take place faster. - PSM (Porsche Stability Management) control is sporty....

Emergency Starting with Jumper Cables

If the battery is discharged, e.g. in winter or after the car has been parked for a long time, the battery of another car can be used for starting with the help of jumper cables. Make sure the voltage of both batteries is the same. Both batteries must be 12 volt types. The capacity (Ampere hours, Ah) of the booster battery must not be substantially less than that of the discharged battery. The discharged battery must be correctly connected to the vehicle's electrical system. f Please observe...

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 granular or liquid road salt 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...

ABS Brake System Antilock Brake System

The ABS system represents a major contribution to the enhancement of active safety in your vehicle. This system prevents the wheels from locking in a panic stop on almost all road surfaces. With the ABS system in your vehicle, the following areas are enhanced Steering, vehicle remains steerable under all braking forces when ABS is engaged. Good directional control, no swerving caused by locking of wheels under braking conditions. Shorter stopping distance, stopping distances are usually reduced...

Reduced driving program

A transmission fault is indicated by the following symptoms - The 4th gear display on the instrument cluster flashes. - The warning Tiptronic emergency run appears on the on-board computer. - The transmission no longer shifts. Reverse gear lock monitoring is disabled in the emergency running program. Damage to the vehicle may result as well as loss of control, if the vehicle is moving forward fast enough to cause rear wheel lockup. f Do not shift into R while the vehicle is moving forward....

Rollover Protection System

The Rollover Protection System on the Cabriolet consists of two supplemental safety bars that together with the front windshield frame help to create occupant survival space in case of rollover. Because of the extreme and unpredictable forces which can be encountered in a rollover, it is not possible to guarantee that occupants will be protected from all contact with exterior objects or the ground. However, the Rollover Protection System is designed to maintain the occupant survival space. The...

Mooo 4221

The new lap is displayed on the on-board computer and the PCM. Timing on the on-board computer and on the PCM begins from zero. The stopwatch in the instrument panel continues to show the total time. gt The on-board computer display returns to the Stop timing Intermediate time selection after a short period. gt You can stop the stopwatch or measure another intermediate time or a new lap. If you wish to store the lap time in the PCM, the performance display in the Trip Sport display Begin trip...

Automatic door locking

Your authorized Porsche dealer can program diverse types of automatic door locking in the control unit of the central locking system Doors lock automatically when the ignition is switched on. Doors lock automatically when a speed of 3 - 6 mph 5 - 10 km h is exceeded. Doors lock automatically when the ignition is switched on. If doors are opened with the engine running, they lock again automatically when a speed of 3 - 6 mph 5 - 10 km h is exceeded. The doors do not lock automatically....