2013-2014 Cayenne – Manual

2013-2014 Cayenne – Manual

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Opening and Closing the Engine Compartment Lid


Unsecured Engine Compartment Lid
If the engine compartment lid is not secured properly, it could fly up, blocking your vision and causing loss of control.

  • Should you notice at any time while driving that one of the lids is not secured properly, please stop immediately in a suitable place and close it.

Risk of damage to engine compartment lid or windshield wipers.

If the windshield wipers are pulled forward when you open the engine compartment lid, the wipers, the windshield or the engine compartment lid could be damaged.

  • Make sure that the windshield wipers are not pulled forward when opening the engine compartment lid.
  • Always switch off windshield wipers before opening the engine compartment lid (wiper switch in position 0). If the wiper arms are not in their end position, they will automatically move to this position when the engine compartment lid is opened, even if the ignition is switched off.
    The wiper arms remain at this position until the lid is closed and the wiper system is switched off and then on again.

For information on windshield wipers:

  • Please see the chapter "FRONT WIPER AND HEADLIGHT WASHER SYSTEM" on page 97.

  1. Open the driver's door.
  2. Pull the release lever (arrow).
    The engine compartment lid is now unlocked.

  1. Actuate the unlocking handle (arrow).
  2. Open the engine compartment fully.


  1. Lower lid and let it fall into the lock. If necessary, push the lid closed with the palm of your hand in the area of the lock.
  2. Check that the lid has engaged correctly in the lock.

When the vehicle is in motion, a message will appear on the multi-function display of the instrument panel if the lid is not closed properly.

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