2014-2016 Panamera – Manual

2014-2016 Panamera – Manual

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Decorative film

Risk of damage due to separation of the decorative film when using high-pressure cleaning equipment, steam cleaners or similar cleaning equipment.

  • Do not use high-pressure cleaning equipment, steam cleaners, etc. to clean decorative films.

Care of door lock

  • To prevent the door lock from freezing during the cold season, cover the lock barrel with suitable adhesive tape while washing the vehicle.

If the lock still freezes, use an ordinary de-icer. In many cases, a well warmed key can help.

  • Never use excessive force.

Car washing
The best protection for the vehicle from the damaging effects of the environment is frequent washing and preservation.

The longer road salt, road dust, industrial dust, insect remains, bird excrement, and tree exudations (e.g. resin, pollen), etc. are allowed to remain on the bodywork, the more harmful their effect.

Observe the following points in order to ensure that the vehicle is washed thoroughly without damaging the paintwork:

  • The underside of the vehicle should also be thoroughly washed at the end of the gritting season at the latest.
  • Wash your vehicle only at sites provided for this purpose to prevent soot, grease, oil and heavy metals from entering the environment.
  • Dark colors are slightly more susceptible to scratching and require particularly careful paint care.
    Dark paints make even the smallest surface blemishes (scratches) more conspicuous than lighter colors.
  • Do not wash your Porsche in direct sunlight or when its body is hot.
  • When washing by hand, use a car shampoo, plenty of water, and a soft sponge or washing brush.
    We recommend Porsche car shampoo.
  • Start washing the vehicle by thoroughly wetting the paintwork and rinsing the heavy dirt off.
  • After washing the vehicle, rinse it thoroughly with water and rub it dry with chamois-leather.
    Do not use the same chamois for rubbing dry as you use for cleaning the windshield and windows.

Wet Brakes

Reduced or uneven braking action may be caused by wet brakes.

  • After washing the vehicle, test the brakes and steering and briefly brake the disks dry.
    When doing so, make sure that vehicles traveling behind you are not affected.

Cleaning in car washes
Optional add-on parts or parts that project beyond the contours of the vehicle may be damaged by design features of car washes.

The following parts are particularly at risk:

  • Windshield wipers and rear wiper (always switch them off
  • wiper stalk in position 0 – to prevent them wiping unintentionally in intermittent or sensor operation).
  • Exterior mirrors (always fold in).
  • External antenna (always unscrew).
  • Roof transport system (always remove completely).
  • Spoiler.
  • Wheels (the wider the rim and the lower the tire height, the greater the risk of damage).
  • High-gloss or silk gloss wheels (to prevent these from getting scratched, do not clean with the wheel-cleaning brushes of the car wash).
  • Please consult the operator before using automatic car washes.
  • All parts not reached by a car wash, such as door and lid seams or door sills, must be washed and polished by hand.
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