Manual: 2012-2016

Page: 138

  • Do not operate the starter for more than approx. 10 seconds. If necessary, repeat the starting procedure after a pause of approx. 10 seconds. Turn the ignition key back to ignition lock position 0 (initial position) first.
    The first operation of the starter is ended automatically when the engine starts.
    If the engine does not start, subsequent starter operations will not be ended automatically.
  • Do not warm up the engine when stationary.
    Drive off immediately. Avoid high revs and full throttle until the engine has reached operating temperature.
  • If the vehicle battery power is too weak, the engine can be started with jump leads.

For information on jump-lead starting:


To ensure a good battery charge condition, thereby ensuring that the battery will start the engine, all electrical loads that are not required should be switched off when the ignition is switched on and when engine revs are low (in traffic jams, in city traffic or in lines).


  • Only remove the ignition key when the vehicle is stationary.
  • Only switch the ignition off when the vehicle is stationary, as there is no power steering and brake booster assistance when the engine is switched off.
  • When leaving the vehicle, always remove the ignition key, apply the electric parking brake and engage selector-lever position P.
    The control unit always remains in the ignition lock on vehicles with Porsche Entry & Drive.

Hot Engine Parts

Engine components become very hot when the engine is running.

  • Before working on any part in the engine compartment, turn the engine off and let it cool down sufficiently.

Hot Exhaust Tailpipe

The exhaust pipe is hot when the engine is running and remains hot for some time after the vehicle is turned off.

  • To prevent injury, make a point of noting where your vehicle's exhaust pipe is, avoid placing your legs near the exhaust pipe when loading and unloading cargo in the rear, and closely supervise children around the vehicle during time when the exhaust pipe could be hot.
    A hot exhaust pipe can cause painful skin burns.

Radiator fan

Radiator Fan

The fan can start running depending on the temperature, even with the engine switched off.

  • Exercise extreme care that parts of the body, articles of clothing or jewelry do not get caught in the radiator fan.
  • Exercise extreme caution when working in the area of the radiator fans.

For information on radiator fans:

  • Please see the chapter "RADIATOR FAN, ENGINE COMPARTMENT BLOWERS" on page 200.