2019 Macan – Manual

2019 Macan – Manual

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Checking the vehicle for damage and correct functioning

A vehicle with technical issues 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, sensors and cameras are not obstructed (e.g. with film, stone shields or license plate holders)
  • 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 lose 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, 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 "Technical Data" on page 249.
  2. Please see chapter "Wheels and Tires" on page 233.
  • 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.
  • If a red tire pressure warning appears on the multifunction display: Stop immediately in a suitable place and check the tires for damage. Do not continue driving with damaged tires. If necessary, repair damage using tire sealing compound.
  1. Please see chapter "Flat Tire" on page 89.

Checking the lights

If the lights are not working, your vehicle will be difficult to see when visibility is poor. Other road users may notice you too late, increasing the risk of an accident.

  • Check that all lights function correctly and have defective lights repaired immediately. Components of the lighting system are the following:
  1. Side, low beam, driving, high beam lights
  2. Turn signal, brake and reversing lights
  3. Fog lights
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