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2013-2014 Cayenne – Manual

2013-2014 Cayenne – Manual

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Information

  • Activate the off-road driving program before taking extreme uphill or downhill gradients.
  • Do not perform manual gear changes when driving, and try to avoid stopping.
  • Avoid high engine speeds.

Traction on uphill gradients

Information

  • Activate the off-road driving program and engage differential lock(s) if necessary.
  • When driving uphill, go easy on the accelerator and make sure that wheels have sufficient traction (do not spin).
  • Do not adjust the vehicle level on a slope.
  • Avoid high engine speeds.
  • Drive slowly.

Off-Road driving on downhill gradients

Avoiding Overturning

  • Do not drive over embankments or slopes at steep diagonal angle.
  • Drive downhill slowly, with the front wheels pointing straight ahead.
  • If the vehicle starts to tilt, immediately steer in the direction of the tilt (line of slope).
  • When driving downhill, never let the vehicle roll when in idle.
  • Use engine braking effect.
    If the engine braking effect is not sufficient to appropriately check the speed, gently apply the footbrake.
  • Activate Porsche Hill Control (PHC).
    Please see the chapter "PORSCHE HILL CONTROL (PHC)" on page 207.

Information

  • Activate the off-road driving program. Off-road ABS is switched on automatically.
  • Do not perform manual gear changes when driving, and try to avoid stopping.
  • Do not adjust the vehicle level on a slope.

The special control mechanism of the off-road ABS permits controlled brief lock-up of the front wheels so that they can dig into the loose surface more effectively.

Locked wheels slip and can no longer be steered.

  • When driving down steep hills on unpaved surfaces, brake carefully to prevent sliding.

Humps

  • Pay attention to the ground clearance of the vehicle.

Information

  • Activate the off-road driving program and engage differential lock(s) if necessary.
  • Just before reaching the hump, ease off the accelerator slightly and use only the vehicle's momentum to cross the hump. This will prevent the vehicle from jumping over the hump and landing on the next downward slope at excessive speed.
  • Avoid high engine speeds.

Driving through water

  • Pay attention to the ground clearance of the vehicle.

Fast-flowing Deep Water

  • Before driving through water, check the water depth, water speed and the condition of the surface beneath it.
    The water must not be deeper than 19.7 in. (50 cm) (Cayenne GTS: 18.94 in. (48.1 cm)). The water must not be deeper than 21.9 in. (55.5 cm) (Cayenne GTS: 21.22 in. (53.9 cm)) for vehicles with level control and height adjustment.
  • Do not drive through deep or rapidly flowing water.
    Deep or rapidly flowing water, such as mountain streams or flooded roads, can cause the vehicle to deviate from the desired path and roll over.
  • Never open the doors when driving through water.

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