2013-2014 Cayenne – Manual

2013-2014 Cayenne – Manual

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Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC)
Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) is a system for roll stabilization of the vehicle body when driving. Driving comfort and driving safety are improved by active intervention of the anti-roll bars on the front and rear axles.

No separate controls are available for the PDCC system.

After selection of a chassis setup in Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM):

  1. comfort
  2. normal
  3. sport

PDCC automatically activates the corresponding on-road driving program.

  • For information on selecting a chassis setup:
    Please see the chapter "PORSCHE ACTIVE SUSPENSION MANAGEMENT (PASM)" on page 211.

PDCC automatically activates its off-road function if the off-road driving program is switched on.

  • For information on engaging a driving program:
    Please see the chapter "DRIVING PROGRAMS FOR ON-ROAD AND OFF-ROAD DRIVING" on page 198.

Warning message
A warning message appears on the multi-function display of the instrument panel if there is a system fault.

  • For more information on warning messages on the multi-function display:
    Please see the chapter "OVERVIEW OF WARNING AND INFORMATION MESSAGES" on page 140.
  • Adapt your driving style according to the changed conditions.
  • To remedy the fault, consult an authorized Porsche dealer.

Checking hydraulic fluid
The hydraulic fluid is checked and changed regularly as part of servicing.

Further important information on "Maintenance" can be found in a separate section.

  • Please see the chapter "EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN WORKING ON YOUR VEHICLE" on page 256.

Off-Road Driving
Please read this section carefully before driving off-road with your Porsche.

The information provided will familiarize you with the special advantages of your vehicle, allowing you to arrive at your destination safely every time. We recommend practicing on less rugged terrain.

Vehicles with SportDesign package

Risk of damage. Front, rear and side member trims are painted on vehicles with the SportDesign package.

Off-road driving can seriously damage these trims.

  • When driving off-road, make sure these parts are not damaged.
  • Make sure there is sufficient clearance between obstacles and the underside of the vehicle.
  • Avoid driving through water.
  • Do not use side member trims or rear wheel spoilers as a running board.

Please bear in mind that off-road driving subjects all vehicle components to considerably more wear than normal driving, making professional inspection and maintenance after every use vital preconditions for functioning and safety.

Grains of sand, dirt particles and other abrasive materials entering the brakes can cause excessive wear or unpredictable braking action.

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