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2013-2016 Cayman – Manual

2013-2016 Cayman – Manual

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Gearbox emergency operation

  1. Effect:
    Vehicle can be driven only until it comes to a stop.
  2. Action required:
    It is not possible to continue driving. Stop the vehicle immediately in a suitable place. Have the fault corrected immediately.
    Please contact a qualified specialist workshop. We recommend that you get an authorized Porsche dealer to do this work as they have trained workshop personnel and the necessary parts and tools. If the vehicle has to be towed:
  • Please see the chapter "TOWING" on page 247.

Warning: "Drive temperature too high"

  1. Effects:
    "Warning jerks" can be felt when driving off and the engine power may be restricted.
  2. Action required:
    Do not hold the vehicle with the accelerator on a hill, for example. Hold the vehicle with the brake. Reduce engine load. Stop the vehicle in a suitable place if possible. Allow the engine to run in selector-lever position P or N until the warning disappears.
  • Please see the chapter "REDUCED DRIVING PROGRAMME" on page 155.

PDK transmission/manual transmission gear display
When the engine is running, the display shows the currently engaged gear.

J – Fuel gauge
The fuel gauge displays the contents of the tank, and depending on the settings, the fuel range when the ignition is on.

For information on adjusting the fuel gauge:

  • Please see the chapter "ADAPTING FUEL GAUGE" on page 104.

For information on fuel quality and refill capacities:

  • Please see the chapter "FILLING CAPACITIES" on page 259.

For information on fuel and refueling:

  • Please see the chapter "FUEL" on page 200.

If the vehicle’s inclination changes (e.g. uphill/ downhill driving), minor deviations in the gauge may occur.

Fuel reserve warning
If less than approximately 2.6 U.S. gallons (10 liters) remains in the tank, the warning light on the multi-function display lights up when the ignition is switched on or the engine is running.

  • Refuel at the next opportunity.


A shortage of fuel may damage the emission control system.

  • Never drive the tank dry.
  • If the warning lights have come on, do not take bends at high speed.

For information on the emission control system:

  • Please see the chapter "EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM" on page 197.

Battery/Alternator
Warning message
The warning message "Alternator fault" will appear on the multi-function display in the instrument panel if the vehicle electrical system voltage drops significantly.

  • Stop at a safe place and switch the engine off.

For information on warning messages on the multi-function display:

  • Please see the chapter "OVERVIEW OF WARNING AND INFORMATION MESSAGES" on page 113.

Possible causes

  1. Defect in the battery charging system
  2. Broken drive belt


Risk of engine damage.

The engine cooling does not function if the drive belt is torn.

  • Do not continue driving.
  • Have the fault corrected.
  • Please contact a qualified specialist workshop. We recommend that you get an authorized Porsche dealer to do this work as they have trained workshop personnel and the necessary parts and tools.

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