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Cayenne

2013-2014 Cayenne – Manual

2013-2014 Cayenne – Manual

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Releasing the parking brake
The electric parking brake can only be released when the ignition is switched on.

  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
If the engine is running, the driver's door is closed and the driver's safety belt is fastened, it is still possible to drive off even though the electric 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.

If the driver's door is not closed or the driver's safety 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 of the instrument panel. The brake warning light on the instrument panel and the indicator light on the switch start to flash.

For information on warning messages on the multi-function display:

  • Please see the chapter "OVERVIEW OF WARNING AND INFORMATION MESSAGES" on page 140.

Emergency braking function
If the conventional brake system has failed, the vehicle can be decelerated quickly and braked to a stop using the electric parking brake.

  • Press switch and keep it pressed.
    The brake warning light on the instrument panel and the indicator light on the switch start to flash.
    A warning signal also sounds and appears on the multi-function display.
    The emergency braking function is deactivated when you release the switch.

Severe braking
Emergency braking takes place with very high braking power.

  • Only use the emergency braking function in an emergency situation.
  • Do not use the emergency braking function to stop the vehicle when driving normally.

Brake warning light USA
Brake warning light Canada

If the electric parking brake could not be applied fully when the vehicle is stopped, the brake warning light in the instrument panel starts to flash.

For information on warning messages on the multi-function display:

  • Please see the chapter "OVERVIEW OF WARNING AND INFORMATION MESSAGES" on page 140.

Brakes

  • Make it a habit to check the operation of your brakes before driving.

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.

  • Therefore, always maintain a safe distance from the car in front of you.

Vehicles without Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)
Even though the brake disks consist of alloyed gray 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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