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2017-2018 Macan – Manual

2017-2018 Macan – Manual

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Cleaning headlights, lights, plastic components and surfaces, radar sensor for adaptive cruise control and vehicle cameras


Cleaning agents can get into the controls or switches, for example, and cause damage. Unsuitable cleaning agents may damage plastic surfaces.

  • Do not spray water and interior window cleaner directly onto the plastic components in the vehicle interior.
  • Clean headlights, lights, plastic components and surfaces, radar sensor for adaptive cruise control and vehicle cameras using only clean water and a little dishwashing liquid or interior window cleaner. Use a soft sponge or a soft, lint-free cloth for this purpose.
  • Never use other chemical cleaning agents or solvents, do not rub with a dry or merely moist cloth, tissue or insect sponges.

Wheel care

Cleaning agent film on brake disks
If cleaning agents (e.g., rim cleaner) come into contact with the brake disks, the resulting film on the brake disks can impair braking performance.

  • Make sure that no cleaning agent comes into contact with the brake disks.
  • If cleaning agents do come into contact with the brake disks, clean the brake disks thoroughly with a strong jet of water.
  • Paying attention to any traffic behind you, dry the brake disks by applying the brakes.

Metal particles (e.g., brass or copper in brake dust) must not remain on alloy wheels for too long. Contact corrosion can cause pitting.

Cleaners with an oxide-removing effect or incorrect pH value, as are commonly used for other metals, as well as mechanical equipment and products, will damage the surface and are therefore unsuitable.

  • Only use cleaners for alloy wheels (pH value 9.5). Products with the incorrect pH value can destroy the surface of the wheels. Porsche recommends car care products from Porsche Tequipment.
  • If possible, wash the wheels every two weeks with a sponge or washing brush. If the wheels are exposed to grit or industrial dust, weekly cleaning is necessary.
  1. Please see chapter "Cleaning in the car wash" on page 77.

Caring for stainless steel tailpipes

Stainless steel tailpipes can discolor due to soiling, strong heat and combustion residue.

  • To restore the original shine, apply commercially available metal luster paste or metal polish and rub in well.

Cleaning door, roof, lid, and window seals


The lubricant coating on the inner door seals may be damaged by unsuitable cleaning agents and care products.

  • Do not use chemical cleaning agents or solvents.
  • Do not use care products.

To ensure proper cleaning of your vehicle, please observe the following:

  • Wash dirt (e.g., abrasion, dust, grit) from all seals regularly using warm soapy water.
  • If there is a risk of frost, protect the outer door seals and lid and flap seals by using a suitable care product to prevent them from freezing in place.

Leather care


The leather may become damaged by the use of unsuitable cleaning agents and care products, and by inappropriate treatment.

  • Do not use aggressive cleaners or hard cleaning objects.
  • Make sure that perforated leather does not get wet on its reverse side.
  • Remove water drops from the leather immediately.

To ensure proper cleaning and care of your vehicle, please observe the following:

  • Clean all types of leather regularly to remove fine dust using a soft, white woolen cloth, or a commercially available microfiber cloth.
  • Remove heavy dirt (not water or moisture stains) with a leather cleaning agent. Read the instructions for use on the containers. Porsche recommends car care products from Porsche Tequipment.
  • Treat cleaned leather only with a leather care product. Porsche recommends car care products from Porsche Tequipment.
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