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Cayenne

2011-2012 Cayenne – Manual

2011-2012 Cayenne – Manual

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Roof Transport System

  • 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. It is not possible to fit commercially available roof rack systems.

The Porsche Roof Transport System allows you to carry various sports and hobby equipment. Your authorized Porsche dealer will be pleased to tell you about the various different uses of the Roof Transport System.

Roof Load Instability


  • Do not exceed the permissible roof load, permissible gross weight and permissible axle loads.
    Details of these weights and loads can be found under "Technical data" in this Owner's Manual:
    Please see the chapter "WEIGHTS" on page 312.
  • Distribute load evenly, with heavy items as low as possible. Items of luggage must not project beyond the side of the load area.
  • Fix and secure every item to the basic carrier with a rope or lashing strap (do not use elastic rubber tensioners).
  • Before every trip, and at regular intervals during long trips, check that the Roof Transport System and load are secure. Retighten if necessary and secure further by locking. Tighten all fastening screws again.

When the Roof Transport System is loaded, the maximum speeds depends on the nature, size and weight of the load being carried.

  • Driving, braking and steering behavior change due to the higher center of gravity and the greater wind resistance. You should adapt your driving style accordingly.
    Nevertheless, Porsche recommends that you do not exceed the posted speed limit.
  • Never drive faster than 90 mph (140 km/h) when the Roof Transport System is fitted and loaded.
  • With the basic carrier fitted and no load, do not exceed a maximum speed of 110 mph (180 km/h).


Washing the vehicle in a car wash or failure to observe the overall vehicle height or the permitted gross weight can damage the vehicle or Roof Transport System.

  • Remove the roof transport system completely before washing the vehicle in a car wash.
  • Check the overall vehicle height with the Roof Transport System fitted before driving into multi-storey car parks, garages underground garages and tunnels.
  • Do not exceed the permissible roof load, permissible gross weight and permissible axle loads.
    Details of these weights and loads can be found under "Technical data" in this Owner's Manual:
    Please see the chapter "WEIGHTS" on page 312.

Information

  • Since fuel consumption and noise are increased with the Roof Transport System is fitted, it should not remain on the vehicle if not in use.
  • For information on stowing loads and luggage: Please see the chapter "LOADING INFORMATION" on page 221.

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