Risk of serious personal injury or death due to the passenger airbag triggering unintentionally.
When the ignition key is inserted and the up to oneyear old child is seated in the child restraint system on the passenger's seat, the indicator lamp "PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF" must be on.
If the "PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF" indicator lamp does not light up, it could indicate a fault in the system, and the air bag could inflate in a collision, placing the child at risk of death or severe injury from the inflating air bag.
In this case:
The key switch for switching off the passenger's airbag in combination with the LATCH attachment bracket are not installed at the factory. They can be retrofitted.
Warning light and warning message
Faults are indicated by a warning light in the instrument panel and a message on the on-board computer.
If you sell your Porsche, notify the purchaser that the vehicle is equipped with airbags, and refer them to the chapter, "Airbag Systems", in the Owner's Manual (safety and disposal rules).
Further information on the airbag system can be found on stickers attached to the sun visors. For special recommendations on the use of child restraints:
Key-operated airbag deactivation device
In case your vehicle is equipped with LATCH, you can switch off (OFF) the passenger's front airbag manually. In the automatic mode (AUTO), the airbag will be switched on or off automatically depending on the weight on the passenger seat.
Switch position AUTO – passenger's front airbag is active
Switch position OFF – passenger's front airbag is switched off