2013-2014 Cayenne – Manual

2013-2014 Cayenne – Manual

Page: 50


  1. After switching on the ignition, the PASS AIR BAG OFF warning light lights up for a few seconds as a check.
  2. If the passenger seat (seat 2) is not occupied, the PASS AIR BAG OFF warning light will light up continuously when the ignition is switched on.

PASS AIR BAG OFF indicator lamp lights up
The passenger airbag is switched off.

PASS AIR BAG OFF indicator lamp does not light up
The passenger airbag is active and ready for operation.

Risk of serious personal injury or death due to the passenger airbag triggering unintentionally.

When the ignition is on and the up to one-year old child is seated in the child restraint system on the passenger seat the indicator lamp "PASS AIR BAG OFF" must be on.

If the "PASS AIR BAG OFF" indicator lamp does not light up, it could indicate a fault in the system, and the airbag could inflate in a collision, placing the child at risk of death or severe injury from the inflating airbag.

In this case:

  • Fasten the child restraint system on the rear bench immediately.
  • Have the fault remedied at your nearest authorized Porsche dealer.

Warning light

Faults are indicated by a warning light on the tachometer.

The airbag warning light illuminates when the electronic monitoring of the airbag system detects a malfunction of the sensors, safety belt system, occupant detection system, PASS AIR BAG OFF indicator lamp, related wiring, airbag modules and control units.

  • In the following cases you should immediately consult an authorized Porsche dealer in order to assure the airbag system is functioning properly:
  1. If the warning light does not light up when the ignition is switched on.
  2. If the warning light does not go out once the engine is running.
  3. If the warning light appears while driving.

If you sell your Porsche, notify the purchaser that the vehicle is equipped with airbags, and refer them to the chapter "Airbag systems" in the owner’s manual (safety and disposal rules).

Further information on the airbag system can be found on stickers attached to the sun visors, as well as on all airbag components.

For special recommendations on the use of child restraints:

  • Please see the chapter "CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS" on page 50.

Child Restraint Systems
Porsche recommends that all infants and children be restrained in child restraint systems at all times while the vehicle is in motion in accordance with applicable laws.

When possible, use only child restraint systems recommended by Porsche. These systems have been tested and adjusted to the interior of your Porsche and the appropriate child weight groups.

Other systems have not been tested and could entail an increased risk of injury.

The use of infant or child restraints is required by law in all 50 US states and the Canadian provinces. The child restraint system should be one that complies with U.S. Federal/Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and should be secured by a lap belt portion of a lap-shoulder belt or for child seats equipped with the LATCH sytem (Lower Anchorage and Tether for Children, also known as ISOFIX) to the LATCH anchorages.

You can obtain child seats that are LATCH compatible at your authorized Porsche dealer.

  • Always observe the separate installation instructions for your child seat.

A statement by the seat manufacturer of compliance with this federal standard can be found on the instruction label on the restraint and in the instruction manual provided with the restraint.

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