2010-2013 Panamera – Manual

2010-2013 Panamera – Manual

Page: 47

Seat adjustment for the passenger's seat

Reclining Passenger Seatback

Safety belts only offer protection when the backrest is positioned at an upright seating angle and the belts are properly positioned on the body.

  • 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 airbag system, please call 1-800-PORSCHE prior to having your vehicle modified.

Automatic deactivation of the passenger airbag
Before transporting a child on the passenger seat:

  • Please see the chapter "CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS" on page 48.

– When an up to one-year old child is seated in the child restraint system, the front airbag is automatically deactivated on
the passenger side.
– When an adult is seated in the passenger's seat the front airbag is automatically activated.

To reduce risk of injury or death to a child from an inflating airbag in an accident, Porsche strongly recommends:

  • 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.


Depending on the weight, body positioning and shape acting on the passenger's seat, it can occur in the case of heavier children that the passenger airbag is active or, in the case of very light adults or young persons, that the passenger airbag is deactivated.

The condition of the passenger airbag system is shown by the indicator lamp in the overhead operating console.

  • If in doubt, fasten the child restraint system on the rear bench or transport the passenger on the rear bench.

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