Your vehicle is equipped with a weight sensing system for the passenger's seat in accordance with U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 208.
Depending on the weight acting on the passenger's seat, the passenger's airbag will automatically be switched on and off.
Depending on the angle and force of impact, the passenger's airbag which is activated will be triggered during a collision.
Precondition for switching the passenger's airbag on and off, depending on weight:
– Vehicles equipped with key-operated airbag deactivation device:
Switch position AUTO.
– Ignition key is inserted.
Improper Front Passenger Seating
Improper seating can unintentionally impair operation of occupant sensing of the passenger's airbag.
If the weight of an adult on the passenger's seat is not properly maintained, the passenger's airbag may be switched off.
Seat adjustment for the front passenger's seat
Reclining Passenger Seatback
Safety belts only offer protection when the backrest is upright and the belts are properly positioned on the body.
If the seat is in an extreme position (e.g., the backrest is in contact with the rear seat), the backrest can warp. Warping of the backrest can lead to malfunctions.
If the passenger's seat is warped significantly, a message is displayed on the on-board computer:
Vehicle modifications to accommodate persons with disabilities
Because modifications to your vehicle could compromise your advanced airbag system, please call 1-800-PORSCHE prior to having your vehicle modified.