2013-2014 Cayenne – Manual

2013-2014 Cayenne – Manual

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Selector lever emergency operation
In the event of an electrical fault, the selector lever lock in position P (e.g. for towing the vehicle) can be released manually.

  1. Remove the front ashtray insert.
    Please see the chapter "FRONT ASHTRAY/ STORAGE COMPARTMENT" on page 233.
  2. Take a screwdriver from the tool kit, insert it into the opening for the emergency release (yellow plastic part) and press against the spring force.
    At the same time, fully press in the release button in the selector lever and pull the selector lever back.

Driving Programs for On-Road and Off-Road Driving
Various driving programs with special transmission and chassis control systems (such as ABS, off-road ABS, PSM, etc.) are provided in your Porsche to ensure the best possible driving dynamics combined with maximum driving safety:

  1. Off-road driving programs
  2. On-road driving program

Depending on which driving program is selected, the transmission and chassis control systems are automatically adapted to the requirements for off-road or on-road driving.

Selecting driving program
The required driving program can be set using the rocker switch.

The rocker switch is located in the center console of the vehicle. It features a multi-step function and can be operated in both directions.


  1. The number of differential locks that can be engaged in the off-road driving program depends on your vehicle equipment.
  2. The off-road driving programs C and D are not available on the Cayenne Diesel and Cayenne S Hybrid.
    Please see the chapter "DISPLAY OF THE SELECTED DRIVING PROGRAM" on page 199.

Prerequisites for manual settings

  • The off-road driving program can only be engaged at a speed of less than 20 mph (30 km/h).
    If you are driving too fast, the message "Speed too high" will appear on the instrument panel:
    Please see the chapter "OVERVIEW OF WARNING AND INFORMATION MESSAGES" on page 140.
  • The on-road driving program can be engaged at any time.
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