2013-2014 Cayenne – Manual

2013-2014 Cayenne – Manual

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Changing Wheels

Unsafe Stopping
Other vehicles could collide with your vehicle if you are parked in a dangerous position.

  • If you have a flat tire, move a safe distance off the road. Turn the emergency flasher on and use other warning devices to alert other motorists.
  • Do not remain in the car. Someone approaching from the rear may not realize your vehicle is stopped and cause a collision.

Stopping Over Nearby Flammable Matter
Exhaust fumes and the exhaust system are very hot when the engine is running. The exhaust system remains hot for some time after the vehicle is turned off.

  • Do not park your vehicle in areas where the hot exhaust system may come in contact with dry grass, brush, fuel spill or other flammable material.

Jacking Risks
If the vehicle is not secured, or incorrectly secured, during a wheel change, it could move unexpectedly or fall from the car jack.

  • Passengers must not be in the vehicle when it is jacked up.
  • Before you change a wheel, be sure the ground is level and firm. If necessary, use a board under the jack to ensure that the jack does not sink into the ground.
  • Set the electric parking brake and block the wheels opposite the flat tire on the other side of the vehicle.
  • The jack is only to be used for changing a wheel. Do not use it as a support to work under the car.
  • The car must be jacked up only at the illustrated jacking points.Lifting at any other place may result in personal injury.

Risk of damage to the engine or vehicle if you lift the vehicle improperly.

  • The car must be jacked up only at the illustrated jacking points. Lifting at any other place may result in damage to the vehicle.
  • Never jack up the car by the body, bumpers, engine, transmission or at the axles.
  • Do not damage any sensitive components in the vicinity of the jacking points.
  • For safety reasons do not use tire inflating bottles. Do not use commercially available sealant bottles. Use only the tire inflating bottle located in the luggage compartment.

Sequence of operation

Working Under Vehicle
The jack must be used only to raise the car for wheel changing.The jack must never be used as a support to work underneath the vehicle. If the jack is accidentally dislodged, you or bystanders could suffer severe personal injury.

  • Never jack up other vehicles or other loads with the jack.
  • Always place the car on stable supports if you have to work under it. When working under the vehicle, always use safety stands specifically designed for this purpose.

  • Please use a suitable knee rest to protect your clothing against soiling.
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