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2017-2018 Cayenne – Manual

2017-2018 Cayenne – Manual

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Repairing minor paint damage

  • Have minor paint damage (cracks, scratches or stone damage) repaired immediately before corrosion begins.
    Visit an authorized Porsche dealer, as they have trained technicians and the necessary parts and tools.

If traces of corrosion have already formed, these must be thoroughly removed. An anti-corrosion primer must then be applied to these spots, followed by top-coat paint.

Paint data can be found on the vehicle data carrier.

  1. Please see chapter “Vehicle identification data” on page 384.

Cleaning windows

  1. Please see chapter “Wiper Blades” on page 382.

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The front side windows have a water-repellent (hydrophobic) coating, which prevents soiling of the windows. This coating is subject to natural wear and can be renewed.

  • Visit an authorized Porsche dealer, as they have trained technicians and the necessary parts and tools.

Observe the following for correct cleaning:

  • Clean all windows regularly, inside and out, with window cleaner. Porsche recommends car care products from Porsche Tequipment.
  • Do not use the same chamois for painted surfaces and for drying the windows.
    Preservative residues could reduce transparency.
  • Remove insect residues with insect remover.
    Porsche recommends car care products from Porsche Tequipment.

Repairing the underbody protection

Combustible materials close to the exhaust system
Additional rust protection agent or undersealing in the area of the exhaust system can become too hot when driving and catch fire.

  • Do not apply additional undersealing or rust protection agent on or near the exhaust manifolds, exhaust pipes, catalytic converters or heat shields.

The underside of the vehicle is lastingly protected against chemical and mechanical effects. Damage to the protective coating while driving cannot be ruled out.

  • The vehicle underside should be checked at regular intervals at an authorized Porsche dealer and the protective coating repaired if necessary.
    Contact an authorized Porsche dealer.

Cleaning decorative film


Risk of damage if the decorative film peels off during cleaning.

  • Do not use polish or hot wax.
  • Do not use high-pressure cleaners or steam cleaners.
  • Use a soft sponge, neutral soap and plenty of water.

Cleaning headlights, lights, plastic components and surfaces, radar sensor for adaptive cruise control and vehicle cameras


Cleaning agents could seep into controls or switches, for example, and damage them. Unsuitable cleaning agents can damage the plastic surface.

  • Do not spray water and interior window cleaner directly onto the interior plastic components.
  • Use only clean water and a little dishwashing liquid or interior window cleaner to clean headlights, lights, plastic components and surfaces, radar sensor for adaptive cruise control and vehicle cameras. Use a soft sponge or a soft, lint-free cloth for this purpose.
  • Never use other chemical cleaning agents or solvents.

Caring for wheels

Cleaning agent film on brake discs
If cleaning agent (e.g. rim cleaner) comes into contact with the brake discs, the film that forms on the brake discs may reduce the braking effect.

  • Make sure that no cleaning agent comes into contact with the brake discs.
  • If cleaning agent has come into contact with the brake discs, clean the brake discs thoroughly with a strong jet of water.
  • Paying attention to any road users behind you, dry the brake discs by applying the brakes.

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