Sit back as far from the dashboard or steering
wheel as is practical, while still maintaining full
Always hold the steering wheel by the outer
rim. Never rest your hands on the center of the
steering wheel where the airbag module is
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
Safe Storage of Objects
Objects and load have to be stored securely to keep from causing injury.
Do not transport heavy objects on or in front of
the passenger seat. These could impair the
function of the airbags, the safety belts, and
Do not hang objects (e.g., jackets, coats, coat
hangers) over the backrest.
Objects must not protrude out of the door
Do not add any additional coverings or stickers
to the steering wheel or in the area of the
passenger airbag, side airbags, knee airbags,
and head airbags. Doing so may adversely
affect the functioning of the airbag system or
cause harm to the occupants if the airbag
system should deploy.
No objects should be placed over or near the
airbag on the instrument panel, because any
such objects could cause harm if the vehicle is
in a crash severe enough to cause the airbag
Give your passenger all of the information in
Modification to Airbag System
A modified airbag system cannot offer protection.
They may not trigger or could trigger in an
uncontrolled way. An uncontrolled triggering of the
airbag system can result in serious personal injury
Do not modify the seat coverings, since such
changes can block the seat-mounted side
airbag. 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.
No changes must be made to the wiring or
components of the airbag system.
Do not install any wiring for electrical
accessory equipment in the vicinity of the
airbag wiring harnesses. Doing so may disable
the airbag system or cause inadvertent
If the warning light comes on, the airbag
system should be repaired immediately by
your authorized Porsche dealer.
Using accessories not approved by Porsche
can cause the occupant sensing to be
Do not squeeze objects, such as the fire
extinguisher, or first aid kit under the seat.
Only have seats removed and installed by an
authorized Porsche dealer so that occupant
sensing components will not be damaged.
Airbag components (e.g. steering wheel, seats)
may be disassembled only by an authorized
When disposing of a used airbag unit, our
safety instructions must be followed. These
instructions can be obtained at any authorized
Function of the airbag system
Airbags are a supplemental safety system. Your
primary protection comes from your safety belts.
The front airbags are triggered during a frontal
collision of sufficient force and direction.
In the event of a side impact of corresponding
force, the side airbag on the impact side is