2013-2014 Cayenne – Manual

2013-2014 Cayenne – Manual

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Changing brake fluid
Brake fluid absorbs moisture from the air over time. The absorbed water can impair braking efficiency.

  • It is important therefore to have the brake fluid changed in accordance with the change intervals specified in the "Maintenance" booklet.

Brake warning light USA
Brake warning light Canada

The warning light on the instrument panel and the warning message on the multi-function display alert you to the fact that the brake fluid level is too low and could indicate brake circuit failure if the pedal travel is greater than normal.

If the warning light and warning message appear while driving:

  • Stop immediately in a suitable place.
  • Do not continue driving.
    Please have the fault remedied at your nearest authorized Porsche dealer.

Power Steering

No Power Steering Assist
When the engine is stationary (e.g. when on tow) or the hydraulic system fails, there is no power steering assistance available.

Therefore, substantially more force will have to be exerted to steer the vehicle.

  • Exercise extreme care when your vehicle is being towed.
  • Have the fault corrected at your nearest authorized Porsche dealer.

Regular checking of hydraulic fluid is part of servicing.

The flow noise heard at full steering lock is design-related and does not indicate a defect in the steering system.

Checking the hydraulic fluid level when a warning message appears on the multi-function display in the instrument panel:

  • Only use genuine Porsche hydraulic fluid or hydraulic fluid of similar quality that has been approved according to Porsche specifications and production requirements.
  • Check the fluid level with the engine stopped and cold (engine temperature approx. 68 °F (20 °C))
  1. Open the reservoir cap.
  2. The fluid level should be between the MIN and MAX markings on the dipstick.
  3. Add hydraulic fluid if necessary.
  4. Close cap carefully.
  5. Close engine compartment lid.


  • If the fluid level drops significantly, please have the cause remedied immediately by an authorized Porsche dealer.

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

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

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