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Cayenne

2013-2014 Cayenne – Manual

2013-2014 Cayenne – Manual

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The vehicle requires a particularly thorough check after driving through water.

  • Remove mud from the tire tread.
  • Briefly "brake" the brake pads dry after driving through water.

Crossing obstacles


Risk of damage to the underbody and chassis parts.

These parts can be damaged if you do not drive properly over obstacles.

  • Always check the ground clearance of your vehicle.
  • Slowly drive over the middle of tree stumps, boulders or other obstacles with one of the front wheels.
  • Cross the obstacle with the rear wheel in the same way.

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  • Activate the off-road driving program and engage differential lock(s) if necessary.
  • Get your passenger to direct you if necessary.
  • Avoid high engine speeds.
  • Drive slowly.

Driving on sand

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  • Activate the off-road driving program and engage differential lock(s) if necessary.

Loose sand is an especially tricky surface for off-road driving.

You can often become stuck in sand within minutes if you do not drive correctly in such situations.

  • Drive rapidly and do not stop under any circumstances. Otherwise, the vehicle will become bogged down.
  • Follow existing tracks – provided they have not been covered by blown sand, are not too deep and the vehicle's ground clearance is sufficient.
    Pay attention to the ground clearance of the vehicle.
  • If you need to stop the vehicle on sand, choose a downward slope if possible to allow you to drive off again more easily.

When driving on slopes with soft sand on vehicles with Tiptronic S:

  • To achieve a high engine speed, use the manual selection mode M as well as the off-road driving program if necessary.

If your vehicle still gets stuck:

  • Do not spin the wheels. Instead, use branches, mats or similar items to provide adequate traction so that you can drive out of the critical area.

Off-road driving on track ruts
Other vehicles leave ruts on many off-road tracks or gravel roads.

  • Pay attention to the ground clearance of the vehicle.


Risk of damage to the vehicle floor.

The vehicle floor could be damaged when driving through track ruts that are too deep.

  • Always bear in mind the vehicle's ground clearance.
  • Do not drive through ruts that are too deep.

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  • Activate the off-road driving program and engage differential lock(s) if necessary.
  • If in doubt, drive with one wheel on the strip of grass between the ruts.
  • Avoid high engine speeds.
  • Drive slowly.

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