2017-2018 Cayenne – Manual

2017-2018 Cayenne – Manual

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General information

Depending on factors such as sunlight and air quality, the air-conditioning system adjusts the preset interior temperature, air distribution and air quantity fully automatically in automatic mode.

Automatic mode is deactivated as soon as the settings are adjusted manually. In this case, automatic air conditioning still regulates the functions that have not been modified manually.

2-zone air conditioning
The temperature, air quantity and air distribution can be set individually for the left and right airconditioned areas.

4-zone air conditioning
Temperature, air quantity and air distribution can be set individually for the front left, front right, rear left and rear right air-conditioned areas.

Vehicles with 4-zone air conditioning have an additional control panel on the rear center console.

Additional air conditioning settings can be made on the multifunction display:

  1. Please see chapter “Setting air conditioning” on page 341.

On vehicles with memory package, the airconditioning settings can be stored on the respective vehicle key.

  1. Please see chapter “Personal Settings” on page 227.

Keeping sensors free

Fig. 12: Interior temperature sensor

To avoid impairing the performance of the airconditioning system:

  • Do not cover or tape over the interior temperature sensor for the air-conditioning system.

Cooling function
The cooling function cools and dries the air.


  1. The cooling function may switch off briefly to ensure sufficient engine cooling if the engine is operating under extreme load.
    It automatically switches off at temperatures below approx. 37 °F (3 °C) and cannot be switched on, even manually.
  2. The cooling function operates most effectively with the windows closed. If heat accumulates in the passenger compartment, briefly open the windows to ventilate the interior.
  3. Setting the temperature temporarily to a lower or higher value does not cool or heat the passenger compartment to the desired temperature more quickly.
  4. Depending on the outside temperature and humidity, condensation can escape under the vehicle. This is quite normal and is not a defect.
  5. If the battery voltage is too low, the fresh-air blower, cooling function and REST function are restricted initially and then switched off.

Switching on automatic mode

The front and rear air-conditioned areas can be switched to automatic mode independently of one another.

  • Press button for the relevant airconditioned area on the front or rear airconditioning control panel.
    The light indicator on the button and the AUTO indicator on the air-conditioning display light up.
    Temperature, air quantity and distribution are automatically controlled.
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