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The warning message "Fault Alternator" will appear on the multi-function display in the instrument panel if the vehicle electrical system voltage drops significantly.
For information on warning messages on the multi-function display:
– Defect in the battery charging system
– Broken drive belt
Broken Drive Belt
A broken drive belt means there is no power assistance to the steering (more effort is required to steer) and engine cooling fails.
Slipping Drive Belt
Danger of steering assistance failing during a long journey in water if the drive belt slips.
Risk of engine damage.
A broken drive belt will cause the engine cooling system to fail.
Intelligent maintenance computer for the Panamera S E-Hybrid
The maintenance intervals (service indicator) shown on the multi-function display depend on the mileage, the time since the last service and the operating conditions of the vehicle.
If the vehicle is operated under heavy load, the interval between two services is shorter than under normal operating conditions.
For information on messages on the multi-function display:
Check Engine (Emission control)
The emission control system detects malfunctions that could cause increased pollutant emissions or consequential damage etc. well in advance.
Faults are indicated by the warning light on the instrument panel which then either lights up continuously or flashes.
The faults are recorded in the control unit’s fault memory.
The warning light on the instrument panel lights up when the ignition is switched on as a lamp check and goes out approx. 1 second after the engine starts.
The warning light on the instrument panel flashes to indicate operating states (e.g. engine misfiring) which may cause damage to certain parts of the emission control system.
In order to avoid consequential damage to the engine or the exhaust-gas cleaning system (e.g. catalytic converter):