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To reduce risk of injury or death to a child from an inflating airbag in an accident, Porsche strongly recommends:
Please see the chapter "PASS AIR BAG OFF INDICATOR LAMP DOES NOT LIGHT UP" on page 40.
Under all normal circumstances, the child seat must be placed in the rear.
Do not use a child restraint system in the front passenger seat.
Automatic deactivation of the passenger airbag
Before transporting a child on the passenger seat:
Please see the chapter "CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS" on page 41.
– When an up to one-year old child is seated in the child restraint system, the front airbag is automatically deactivated
on the passenger side.
– When an adult is seated in the passenger's seat the front airbag is automatically activated.
PASS AIR BAG OFF indicator lamp
Depending on the weight, body positioning and shape acting on the passenger's seat, it can occur in the case of heavier children that the passenger airbag is active or, in the case of very light adults or young persons, that the passenger airbag is deactivated.
The condition of the passenger airbag system is shown by the indicator lamp in the overhead operating console.
If in doubt:
Fasten the forward facing child restraint system on the rear seat or transport the passenger on the rear seat.
After switching on the ignition, the PASS AIR BAG OFF warning light lights up for a few seconds as a check.
PASS AIR BAG OFF indicator lamp lights up
The passenger airbag is switched off.
PASS AIR BAG OFF indicator lamp does not
The passenger airbag is active and ready for operation.
Risk of serious personal injury or death due to the passenger airbag triggering unintentionally.
When the ignition is on and the up to one-year old child is seated in the child restraint system on the passenger seat the indicator lamp "PASS AIR BAG OFF" must be on.
If the "PASS AIR BAG OFF" indicator lamp does not light up, it could indicate a fault in the system, and the airbag could inflate in a collision, placing the child at risk of death or severe injury from the inflating airbag.
In this case:
Child restraint systems facing forwards:
Install on the rear seats.
Child restraint systems facing rearwards:
Do not drive with a rearward facing child restraint system.
Have the fault remedied at your nearest authorized Porsche dealer.