2017-2018 911 Carrera – Manual

2017-2018 911 Carrera – Manual

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Excellent technology:
A prerequisite for your safety

The high-quality materials and excellent processing ensure a long vehicle service life. In order for your Porsche to achieve its full driving potential, the vehicle requires your attention and care. Then you can count on your Porsche, even in critical situations.

Checking the vehicle for damage and correct functioning

A vehicle with technical defects may be the cause of accidents due to faulty operating behavior, for example.

  • Check your vehicle regularly (at least once a month and prior to long journeys) to ensure it is free of technical defects. Pay particular attention to the following:

  1. Undamaged tires, correct tire pressure and sufficient tread
  2. Operation of headlights, brake lights and turn signals
  3. Undamaged aerodynamic components
  4. Intact windshield wipers
  5. Windshield and window glass is clear and free of cracks or other damage
  6. Door and interior mirrors are intact and correctly adjusted
  7. Adaptive cruise control (ACC) radar sensor is intact without any flaws or damage
  8. Cooling air ducts are not obstructed (e.g. with films or stone shields)
  • Only operate the in-vehicle telephone or radio equipment with installed radio antenna using the connected external aerial so that the threshold values for electromagnetic radiation in the vehicle are not exceeded.

Checking tires for damage

Damaged tires may burst while driving. You may loose control of the vehicle.

  • Inspect the tires as often as required depending on use, but at least once a month, for any foreign objects that may have entered, pricks, cuts, tears, or dents. Check the tire sidewalls in the process.
  • If in doubt, have the tire and the entire wheel checked by an authorized Porsche dealer.

  • Do not continue driving with damaged tires. Have damaged tires replaced immediately: Visit an authorized Porsche dealer. Porsche recommends an authorized Porsche dealer, as they have trained technicians and the necessary parts and tools.

Setting the right tire pressure

Too low or too high tire pressure destroys the tire and wheel, extends the braking distance, and significantly increases the risk of an accident. If the tire pressure is too low, there may also be a noticeable increase in fuel consumption.

  • Adjust tire pressure in accordance with the tires fitted and the load.
  1. Please see chapter "Tire pressure" on page 344.

  • Ensure that the settings in the Tire Pressure menu in the multifunction display correspond to the tires fitted on the vehicle and the current load of the vehicle.
  1. Please see chapter "Tire Pressure menu - Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)" on page 168.
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