2013-2016 Cayman – Manual

2013-2016 Cayman – Manual

Page: 39

Warning light
Faults are indicated by a warning light on the tachometer.

The airbag warning light illuminates when the electronic monitoring of the airbag system detects a malfunction of the sensors, safety belt system, occupant detection system, PASS AIR BAG OFF indicator lamp, related wiring, airbag modules and control units.

  • In the following cases you should immediately consult an authorized Porsche dealer in order to assure the airbag system is functioning properly:
  1. If the warning light does not light up when the ignition is switched on or
  2. If the warning light does not go out once the engine is running or
  3. If the warning light appears while driving.

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, as well as on all airbag components. For special recommendations on the use of child restraints:

  • Please see the chapter "CHILD RESTRAINT EQUIPMENT" on page 39.

Child Restraint Equipment
Porsche recommends that all infants and children be restrained in child restraint systems at all times while the vehicle is in motion in accordance with applicable laws.

When possible, use only child restraint systems recommended by Porsche. These systems have been tested and adjusted to the interior of your Porsche and the appropriate child weight groups. Other systems have not been tested and could entail an increased risk of injury.

The use of infant or child restraints is required by law in all 50 US states and the Canadian provinces. The child restraint system should be one that complies with U.S. Federal/Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and should be secured by a lap belt portion of a lap-shoulder belt or for child seats equipped with the LATCH system (Lower Anchorage and Tether for Children, also known as ISOFIX) to the LATCH anchorages. All child restraint systems are designed to be secured in vehicle seats by lapbelts or the lapbelt portion of a lap-shoulder belt.

You can obtain child seats that are LATCH compatible at your authorized Porsche dealer.

  • Always observe the separate installation instructions for your child seat.

Improper use of child restraint
Children could be endangered in a crash if their child restraints are not properly secured in the vehicle.

  • Make sure that all child restraints are properly secured.

A statement by the seat manufacturer of compliance with this federal standard can be found on the instruction label on the restraint and in the instruction manual provided with the restraint.

Child restraint in passenger‘s seat
The use of a child restraint system in the passenger’s seat can result in serious personal injury or death to the child from an airbag deployment.

To reduce risk of injury 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 38.

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