Audi S5 - GUIDE Owner`s manual

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Audi S5
Audi S5
englisch 04.07
Owner's Manual
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© 2007 AUDI AG
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Foreword
Thank you for choosing the Audi S5.
The new Audi S5 combines the latest technology with numerous features for your comfort and
convenience. To help you get the best out of these features in everyday use, we recommend that
you read this Manual carefully so you can quickly become familiar with your vehicle in detail.
As well as information on how to use the controls and equipment, the Owner's Manual contains
important notes on care and maintenance. These are relevant to your safety and will help preserve
your car's value. The Manual also offers useful driving tips and advice, together with some suggestions on how to drive your car with minimum impact on the environment.
In addition to this Owner's Manual, the Service Wallet also includes the Service Schedule for your
vehicle. This booklet contains important information on Audi service requirements and lists the
vehicle's fuel consumption figures. The Service Wallet also includes operating manuals for
optional on-board systems such as the radio, navigation and telephone. We recommend that you
keep the Service Wallet in the car at all times.
Should you have any further questions regarding your car or if you suspect that your owner's literature is not complete, please contact your Audi dealer or importer. They are always glad to answer
your queries and note any suggestions you may have.
We wish you safe and enjoyable motoring with your Audi S5.
AUDI AG
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Contents
Contents
Notes on this Owner's
Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Controls
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Controls and displays . . . . . . . . . .
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Overview
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Instruments and
warning/indicator lamps . . . . . . .
Instruments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warning and indicator lamps . . . . .
Driver information system . . . . . .
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . .
On-board computer . . . .
Speed warning function
Auto-check control . . . . .
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Doors and windows . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remote control keys .
Central locking system
Boot lid . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electric windows . . . .
Tilting panorama roof
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Lights and vision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lights . . . . . . . . . . .
Interior lights . . . . .
Clear vision . . . . . .
Windscreen wipers
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Rear-view mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Digital compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Seats and storage . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Electric adjustment of front seats
Easy-entry function . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Seat memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Head restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Front armrest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Luggage compartment . . . . . . . . .
Roof carrier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cup holders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ashtrays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cigarette lighter and electrical
sockets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
On-board 230 Volt Euro socket . . .
Storage compartments . . . . . . . . .
Heating and cooling . . . . . . . . . . .
Deluxe automatic air conditioner .
Deluxe automatic air conditioner basic settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Deluxe automatic air conditioner
plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Deluxe automatic air conditioner
plus - basic settings . . . . . . . . . . . .
Auxiliary heating and auxiliary
ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Seat heating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ignition lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starting and stopping the engine
with the advanced key . . . . . . . . . .
Electro-mechanical parking brake
Cruise control system . . . . . . . . . .
Audi parking system . . . . . . . . . . .
Parking aid systems . . . . .
parking system . . . . . . . . . .
parking system plus . . . . .
parking system advanced
Towing bracket . . . . . . . . . .
Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Special parking situations
Safety notes . . . . . . . . . . . .
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HomeLink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Universal transmitter . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Safe driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Why is it so important to use seat
belts? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Forces acting in a collision . . . . . .
How to wear seat belts properly .
Belt tensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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General notes . . . . . . . . .
Correct sitting positions
Pedal area . . . . . . . . . . . .
Stowing luggage safely
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Airbag system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Description of airbag system . . . .
Front airbags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Side airbags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Head-protection airbags
(sideguard) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Deactivating the front passenger's
airbag via the key-operated switch
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Child safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Points to remember if children are
travelling in the car . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Child safety seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fitting child safety seats . . . . . . . .
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General maintenance
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Self-help
Care of vehicle and cleaning . . .
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Self-help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
General notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Care of exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Care of interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel and filling the tank . . . . . . . .
Petrol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Filling the tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking and topping up fluids
Driving tips
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Intelligent technology . . . . . . . . . .
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Electronic stabilisation program
(ESP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power steering (servotronic) . . .
Four-wheel drive (quattro®) . . . .
Power management . . . . . . . . . .
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Your vehicle and the
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Towing a trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Driving the vehicle with a trailer or
caravan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removable towing bracket . . . . . .
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Running in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Catalytic converter . . . . . . . . . .
Driving abroad . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to improve economy and
minimise pollution . . . . . . . . . .
Environmental compatibility . .
Controls
Safety
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Bonnet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine compartment layout
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cooling system . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windscreen washer . . . . . . .
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Wheels and tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Accessories and modifications
to the vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Accessories and replacement
parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Modifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Radio transmitters and business
equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Driving tips
Warning triangle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
First-aid kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fire extinguisher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tools and Tyre Mobility System . .
Compact temporary spare wheel*
Tyre repairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing a wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jump-starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tow-starting and towing away . .
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Fuses and bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing bulbs for headlights . .
Changing bulb for turn signals . .
Changing bulb for front fog lights
Changing bulbs for rear lights in
side panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing bulbs in boot lid . . . . . .
Number plate light . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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General maintenance
Self-help
Technical data
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Technical data
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General notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278
Explanation of technical data . .
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vehicle identification data . . . . .
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Performance, weights and
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S5 4.2 quattro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Index
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Notes on this Owner's Manual
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Notes on this Owner's Manual
This Owner's Manual contains important information, tips, suggestions and warnings.
Please ensure that this Owner's Manual is always kept in the vehicle.
It should always be available to anyone else driving the vehicle, i.e.
anyone renting, borrowing or buying the vehicle from you.
This manual describes the equipment available for the vehicle at the
time of going to print. Some of the equipment described here will
not be available until a later date, or may only be available in certain
markets.
Some sections of this Owner's Manual do not apply to all vehicles.
If this is the case, a text at the start of the section indicates which
vehicles it applies to, e. g. “Applies to vehicles: with auxiliary
heater”. This optional equipment is also marked with an asterisk “*”.
Illustrations are intended as a general guide, and may vary from the
equipment fitted in your vehicle in some details.
At the beginning of this Owner's Manual, you will find a table of
contents showing all the items described in this manual in the order
in which they appear. An alphabetical index is included at the end
of the Owner's Manual.
WARNING
Texts with this symbol contain safety information. They warn you
of serious dangers, possibly involving accident or injury.
Caution
Texts with this symbol draw your attention to a possible risk of
damage to your vehicle.
For the sake of the environment
Texts with this symbol refer to points relevant to the protection of
the environment.
Note
Texts with this symbol contain additional information of a more
general nature.
All references to positions such as “left”, “right”, “front” or “rear”
are given as seen facing in the direction of travel.
*
optional equipment
 The section is continued on the following page.
 Denotes the end of a section.
®
Registered trademarks are marked ®. However, the absence of
this symbol does not constitute a waiver of the rights
concerning any proprietary name.
⇒
Refers to a “WARNING” within the same section. If the
WARNING symbol is followed by a page number the warning text
referred to is included in a different section.
Controls
Safety
Driving tips
General maintenance
Self-help
Technical data
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Controls and displays
Fig. 1 Some of the items of equipment listed in this section are only fitted on certain models or are optional extras.
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Controls and displays
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Controls and displays
Overview
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Door handle
Central locking switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electric adjuster for exterior mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Seat memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Light switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Instrument lighting
Lever for turn signals and main beam headlights . . . .
Steering wheel with:
− Horn
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Hazard warning lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Glove box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Front passenger's airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Switches for the following (as applicable):
− Audi parking system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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− Electronic Stabilisation Program (ESP OFF) . . . . . . .
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− Electric sun blind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Air conditioner, depending on equipment fitted:
− Deluxe automatic air conditioner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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− Deluxe automatic air conditioner plus . . . . . . . . . . .
Ashtray with cigarette lighter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gear lever
Depending on equipment fitted:
− MMI control console or
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− Switch for Audi parking system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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− Switch for Electronic Stabilisation Program (ESP) . .
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− Switch for electric sun blind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Start/stop button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electro-mechanical parking brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjustable steering column (hidden behind steering
wheel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cruise control system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bonnet lock release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Switch for releasing the boot lid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electric windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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− Driver's airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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− Controls for audio, TV*, telephone and speech
dialogue system*
SET button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Instrument cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reset button for trip recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Control lever for:
− Windscreen wipers and washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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− On-board computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ignition lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Air outlets with thumbwheel
− For deluxe automatic air conditioner . . . . . . . . . . . .
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− For deluxe automatic air conditioner plus . . . . . . . .
Depending on equipment fitted:
− Radio
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− CD changer
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− Radio display
− MMI display 1)
Controls
Safety
Driving tips
Depending on the MMI system fitted in your vehicle the display screen is
either two-coloured or multi-coloured. As the two displays are more or less
identical this Owner's Manual uses the multi-coloured displays for illustration purposes.
General maintenance
Self-help
Technical data
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Controls and displays
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Note
Please refer to the separate operating manual for instructions on
using the Multi Media Interface (MMI).
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The arrangement of switches and controls on right-hand drive
models* may be slightly different from the layout shown in
⇒ page 8, fig. 1. However, the symbols used to identify the controls
are the same.
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Instruments and warning/indicator lamps
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Instruments and warning/indicator lamps
7 Speedometer
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8 Fuel gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Instruments
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Instrument cluster overview
The instrument cluster is the driver's information centre.
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Note
The needles in the instrument cluster will sweep across the dials
when you switch on the ignition.
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The instrument lighting (illumination of dials and needles) is
switched on when the ignition is on and the vehicle's lights are off.
The instrument lighting is dimmed automatically as the daylight
starts to fade. This function is intended to remind the driver to
switch on the dipped-beam headlights in good time when light
conditions become poor.
Coolant temperature gauge
1 ⇒ fig. 2 only works when the
The coolant temperature gauge A
ignition is switched on. In order to avoid possible damage to the
engine, please read the following notes for the different temperature ranges.
Engine cold
Fig. 2 Overview of instrument cluster
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Coolant temperature gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rev counter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warning and indicator lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SET button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Display
− Driver information system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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− Date and time display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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− Mileage recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reset button for trip recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Controls
Safety
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Driving tips
If the needle is still in the lower range of the dial, this indicates that
the engine has not yet reached operating temperature. Avoid high
engine speeds, full acceleration and heavy engine loads.
Normal temperature
In normal operation the needle will settle somewhere in the centre
of the dial once the engine has reached operating temperature. The
needle may also go further up when the engine is working hard at
high outside temperatures. This is no cause for concern provided
the warning symbol  in the display does not start flashing.
General maintenance
Self-help
Technical data
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Instruments and warning/indicator lamps
Warning symbol in instrument cluster

If the symbol  lights up in the display, this means that either the
coolant temperature is too high or the coolant level is too low
⇒ page 32.
If the needle is at the top end of the dial, this means the coolant
temperature is too high. Stop the vehicle, switch off the engine and
wait for it to cool down. If the warning lamp starts flashing again
after just a short distance, contact a qualified workshop.
WARNING
•
Before opening the bonnet and checking the coolant level,
please observe the warning information on ⇒ page 221, “Working
on components in the engine compartment”.
•
Never open the bonnet if you can see or hear steam or coolant
escaping from the engine compartment; there is a risk of being
scalded. Wait until you can no longer see or hear escaping steam
or coolant.
Rev counter
The rev counter indicates the number of engine revolutions per minute.
You should select a lower gear if the engine speed drops below
1500 rpm. The start of the red zone on the dial indicates the
maximum engine speed which may be used briefly when the engine
is warm and after it has been run in properly. However, it is advisable
to change up a gear or move the selector lever to “D” (or lift your
foot off the accelerator) before the needle reaches the red zone.
Caution
2 ⇒ page 11, fig. 2 to go into
Never allow the rev counter needle A
the red zone on the dial for more than a very brief period: there is a
risk of damaging the engine. The start of the red zone on the dial is
different for some engine versions.
For the sake of the environment
•
Caution
Additional lights and other accessories in front of the air inlet
reduce the cooling effect of the radiator. At high outside temperatures and high engine loads, there is a risk of the engine overheating.
•
The front spoiler also ensures proper distribution of the cooling
air when the vehicle is moving. If the spoiler is damaged this can
reduce the cooling effect, which could cause the engine to overheat.
You should obtain professional assistance.
Changing up a gear early will help you to save fuel and minimise
engine noise.
SET button
This button has a number of different functions.
Fig. 3 Instrument
cluster: SET button
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Time and date display
The SET button has the following functions:
Activating clock, date, temperature and mileage
recorder displays
The display will appear for about 30 seconds if you press the SET
button ⇒ page 12, fig. 3 when the ignition is switched off.
Starting check procedure (auto-check control)
The auto-check control checks important components and vehicle
systems. These background checks are run constantly, as long as
the ignition is switched on ⇒ page 29.
You can start the “check procedure” manually by pressing the SET
button with the ignition switched on. This function check can be
started at road speeds up to 5 km/h.
Calling up driver messages again
A red or yellow symbol appearing in the instrument cluster display
is normally accompanied by a corresponding message. The
message will disappear from the display after about 5 seconds. If
required, you can call up the message again by briefly pressing the
SET button.
Setting speed warning
You can press the SET button briefly to set speed limit warning 1
while the vehicle is moving ⇒ page 28. If you press and hold the
SET button, this will cancel the speed warning.
Fig. 4 Instrument
cluster: Time and date
display
Quartz clock
The date, time and display format can be changed using the sound
system or MMI* control console. Please refer to the Operating
Manual for the MMI or sound system for more details.
Radio-controlled clock*
When the clock is in “radio-control” mode the signal reception
symbol (a radio tower with radio waves) appears in the display
⇒ fig. 4. It is then not possible to change the minutes or the date
manually.
•
Note
The digital clock and mileage recorder displays are switched on
for about 30 seconds when the driver's door is opened.
•
When the ignition is switched off, the clock and date display can
be switched on for about 30 seconds by pressing the SET button
⇒ page 12, fig. 3 ⇒ page 12.
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Mileage recorder
The instrument shows how far you have travelled.
The trip recorder can be reset to zero by pressing the reset button
0.0 ⇒ fig. 6.
Fault display
If there is a fault in the instruments, the letters dEF appear permanently in the trip recorder display. Please have the fault rectified as
soon as possible.
Immobiliser
When the ignition is switched on, the security programming of the
ignition key is verified electronically.
Fig. 5 Instrument
cluster: Mileage
recorder
If an uncoded key is used, SAFE will appear continuously in the
mileage recorder display. The vehicle cannot then be driven
⇒ page 38.
•
Note
The date, time and recorded mileage will continue to be
displayed for about 30 seconds after you switch off the ignition.
•
The digital clock and mileage recorder displays are switched on
for about 30 seconds when the driver's door is opened.
•
Fig. 6 Instrument
cluster: Reset button
The mileage is stated in kilometres (“km”) or “miles”.
You can switch the display from kilometres to miles and vice versa
via the MMI or the CAR button on the sound system control
console.
Odometer / trip recorder
The odometer records the vehicle's total mileage.
The trip recorder shows the distance that has been travelled since it
was last reset. It is used to measure individual journeys. The last
digit of the trip recorder indicates distances of 100 metres or tenths
of a mile.
When the ignition is switched off, the mileage recorder can be
switched on for about 30 seconds by pressing the SET button
⇒ page 12, fig. 3 ⇒ page 12.
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Warning and indicator lamps
Overview
The warning and indicator lamps indicate a number of
different functions and possible faults.







Seat belt warning lamp
⇒ page 17
Emission control system
⇒ page 17
Main beam headlights
⇒ page 17
Right turn signals
⇒ page 16
Cruise control system*
⇒ page 17
Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
⇒ page 17
Electro-mechanical parking
brake/Audi hold assist*
⇒ page 18

Fault in brake system
⇒ page 19
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Note
A number of functions are monitored by the auto-check control
⇒ page 20. If a malfunction should occur, this will be shown by the
display in the instrument cluster either with a red symbol (priority 1
– serious malfunction) or a yellow symbol (priority 2 – other
malfunction or item requiring attention).
Fig. 7 Instrument cluster with warning and indicator lamps





⇒ page 15
Engine management
Applies to vehicles: with petrol engine
Electronic stabilisation program (ESP) ⇒ page 16
Engine management

Airbag system
⇒ page 16
This warning lamp monitors the engine management
system on petrol engines.
Left turn signals
⇒ page 16
The  warning lamp (Electronic Power Control) lights up when the
ignition is switched on to show that the lamp is working properly.
Trailer turn signals*
⇒ page 17
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For further information on the ESP ⇒ page 186.
Note
If the warning lamp lights up while the vehicle is moving, this indicates a fault in the engine management system. The engine should
be serviced by a qualified workshop without delay.
Electronic stabilisation program (ESP)

This warning lamp monitors the electronic stabilisation
program.
The warning lamp  has the following functions:
•
It flashes when the ESP or traction control system (ASR) intervenes while the vehicle is in motion.
•
The warning lamp will light up continuously if the ESP or the
traction control system (ASR) has been switched off using the ESP
OFF button ⇒ page 186.
•
It lights up when the ignition is switched on and should go out
again after about 2 seconds. This signals that the lamp is working
properly.
•
•
Airbag system

This warning lamp monitors the airbag and seat belt
tensioner system.
The warning lamp  should light up for a few seconds when the
ignition is switched on.
If the warning lamp does not go out, or if it lights up, flashes or
flickers when the vehicle is moving, this indicates a malfunction in
the system. This is also the case if the warning lamp does not light
up when the ignition is switched on.
WARNING
If a malfunction should occur, have the system checked immediately by a qualified workshop. If this is neglected, there is a risk
that the airbag system and/or belt tensioners may not be activated in an accident.
It will light up continuously if there is a malfunction in the ESP.
It will also come on if a fault should occur in the ABS because the
ESP operates in conjunction with the ABS.
If the battery has been disconnected, if the battery voltage is very
low, or if the engine has been started from an outside power source,
the ESP system will perform an initialisation of the various on-board
sensors while you drive the first few metres. The warning lamp will
light up during this period. It will go out when the initialisation has
been completed.
If the warning lamp lights up and stays on after the engine is
started, this may mean that the control system has temporarily
switched off the ESP. In this case the ESP can be reactivated by
switching the ignition off and then on again. If the warning lamp
goes out, this means the system is fully functional.
Turn signals

Depending on which turn signal is operated, either the left  or
right  indicator lamp flashes. Both indicator lamps will flash when
the hazard warning lights are switched on.
If one turn signal should fail, the indicator lamp will start flashing
twice as fast.
This does not apply when towing a caravan or trailer. The indicator
lamp will stop flashing if one of the turn signals on the vehicle or the
caravan/trailer should fail. For further information on the turn
signals ⇒ page 58.
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Main beam headlights
Applies to vehicles: with towing bracket
Trailer turn signals

The indicator lamp flashes when the turn signals are
operated while towing a caravan or trailer.
The indicator lamp  flashes when the turn signals are operated,
provided a caravan or trailer is correctly attached and connected to
the vehicle.
The indicator lamp will not flash if one of the turn signals on the
trailer fails.
Seat belt warning lamp
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
The indicator lamp  lights up when the main beams are on or
when the headlight flasher is operated.
For further information on the main beam headlights ⇒ page 58.
Applies to vehicles: with cruise control system
Cruise control

The indicator lamp  in the instrument cluster lights up when the
cruise control system is operating.

The warning lamp acts as a reminder to fasten the seat
belts.
After switching on the ignition, the warning lamp  will remain lit
until the driver and front passenger (if applicable) have fastened
their seat belts. When the vehicle has gathered speed you will also
hear a warning chime.
For further information on the seat belts ⇒ page 160.
Emission control system
Anti-lock brake system (ABS)

The warning lamp monitors the ABS and the electronic
differential lock (EDL).
The warning lamp  lights up for a few seconds when the ignition
is switched on and while the engine is being started. The lamp goes
out again once the system has run through an automatic test
sequence.
There is a fault in the ABS if:

•
the warning lamp  does not light up when the ignition is
switched on,
If the warning lamp lights up continuously you should take your
vehicle to a qualified workshop as soon as possible in order to have
the fault rectified.
•
•
If the warning lamp flashes drive on at reduced speed and seek
professional help in order to avoid damage to the catalytic
converter.
The vehicle can still be braked in the normal way (except that the
ABS control function is out of action). Please take the vehicle to a
qualified workshop as soon as possible. For further information on
the ABS ⇒ page 187.
For further information on the catalytic converter ⇒ page 195.
the warning lamp does not go out again after a few seconds,
the warning lamp lights up when the vehicle is moving.
If a fault occurs in the ABS, the ESP warning lamp will also light up.
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Fault in the main brake system
Applies to vehicles: with Audi hold assist
If the ABS warning lamp  lights up together with the brake
warning lamp  ⇒ page 31, this indicates a fault in the ABS function, and possibly a malfunction in the main brake system as well
⇒
.
Audi hold assist
If there is a malfunction in the brake system the symbol  will light
up in the instrument cluster. Please refer to ⇒ page 31.
Fault on the electronic differential lock (EDL)
The EDL works in conjunction with the ABS. If a malfunction should
occur in the EDL, this is indicated by the ABS warning lamp .
Please take the vehicle to a qualified workshop as soon as possible.
For further information on the EDL ⇒ page 189.
WARNING
•
Before opening the bonnet and checking the brake fluid level,
observe the warning information on ⇒ page 221, “Working on
components in the engine compartment”.
•
If the brake warning lamp  should light up together with the
ABS warning lamp , stop the vehicle immediately and check the
brake fluid level in the reservoir. If the fluid level has dropped
below the "MIN" mark you must not drive on - otherwise there may
be an increased accident risk. You should obtain professional
assistance.
• If the brake fluid level is OK, the fault in the brake system may
have been caused by a failure of the ABS control function. As a
result the rear wheels can lock relatively easily when braking. This
could cause the tail of the vehicle to skid sideways. Drive carefully
to the nearest qualified workshop and have the fault rectified.

This warning lamp monitors the Audi hold assist function.
Audi hold assist helps the driver to keep the vehicle stationary while
the engine is running, for instance on steep gradients, at traffic
lights or in stop-and-go traffic. When the Audi hold assist function
is on, you don't have to keep your foot on the brake to prevent the
vehicle from accidentally rolling away. Once it detects that the
vehicle is stopped, Audi hold assist keeps the vehicle stationary. The
green symbol  in the instrument cluster indicates that the function is activated. You can now take your foot off the brake pedal.
When the vehicle has been stationary for an extended period, Audi
hold assist will automatically apply the parking brake. In this case,
the green symbol  will change to red .
Electro-mechanical parking brake

This warning lamp monitors the electro-mechanical
parking brake.
The warning lamp  lights up when the parking brake is applied
with the ignition on. After the ignition has been switched off the
lamp will stay on for about 30 seconds. The warning lamp will light
up for about 30 seconds if the parking brake is applied with the ignition switched off.
The warning lamp should go out when the parking brake is released.
If the warning lamp flashes continuously after the parking brake has
been applied, the brake may not be strong enough to hold the
vehicle on a slope. This may be due to the brakes overheating.
Please note the following points:
•
If the gradient is too steep to park the vehicle safely, the display
will show the message Caution: Vehicle parked too steep.
•
In the event of a fault in the parking brake system the symbol 
will also appear in the instrument cluster display together with the
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message Parking brake! You should have the fault corrected by a
qualified workshop without delay.
Brake system

The warning lamp flashes if the brake fluid level is too low
or if there is a fault in the ABS system or the parking
brake.
If the warning lamp  flashes, there is a fault in the brake system.
The symbol  in the instrument cluster display will flash at the
same time. You can press the SET button to obtain a message
explaining the fault ⇒ page 31.
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When the needle reaches the reserve zone, the symbol  lights up
in the instrument cluster display ⇒ page 36 together with the
message Please refuel. At this point there are still about 8 litres of
fuel left in the tank. This is your reminder to fill up soon.
The tank capacity of your vehicle is given in the Technical data
section ⇒ page 279.
Caution
Never run the tank completely dry. If there is an irregular fuel supply,
misfiring can occur. This allows unburnt fuel to enter the exhaust
system, which could cause overheating and damage the catalytic
converter.
If a failure should occur in the ABS, the ABS warning lamp  will
light up together with the brake warning lamp  ⇒
.
WARNING
•
Before opening the bonnet and checking the brake fluid level,
observe the warning information on ⇒ page 221, “Working on
components in the engine compartment”.
•
If the brake warning lamp does not go out, or if it lights up
when driving, the brake fluid level in the reservoir is too low – this
may cause an increased accident risk. Stop the vehicle and do not
drive on. You should obtain professional assistance.
•
If the brake warning lamp lights up together with the ABS
warning lamp, this can mean that the control function of the ABS
is out of action. As a result the rear wheels can lock relatively
easily when braking. This could cause the tail of the vehicle to skid
sideways. Drive carefully to the nearest qualified workshop and
have the fault rectified.
Fuel gauge
The gauge only works when the ignition is switched on.
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Driver information system
Introduction
General notes
The driver information system in the instrument cluster
shows you the status of various on-board systems at a
glance.
Fig. 8 Dashboard:
Display in instrument
cluster (automatic
gearbox)
The display for the driver information system is in the centre of the
instrument cluster.
The system runs a check on certain components and functions
when the ignition is switched on and while the vehicle is moving. It
gives an audible warning if a fault should occur or if servicing is
required, and a red or yellow warning symbol (in some cases with a
corresponding driver message) appears in the dashboard display.
The system will also display information for the radio and CD player
and (if fitted) the route guidance directions from the navigation
system*. For further information on these systems, please refer to
the MMI operating manual.
On some models the display of information shown in the instrument cluster differs from the illustrations used here.
The driver information system includes the following functions:
CD and radio display
⇒ page 21
Outside temperature
⇒ page 21
Gear-change indicator
⇒ page 21
Digital speedometer*
⇒ page 22
Door catches/boot lid warning
⇒ page 23
Service interval display
⇒ page 23
Auto-check control*
⇒ page 29
Driver messages
⇒ page 30
Speed warning
⇒ page 28
On-board computer*
⇒ page 25
Note
If a fault should occur, the display will show a red or yellow warning
symbol. A red warning symbol indicates a serious malfunction
⇒ page 30. A yellow warning symbol indicates a less serious
malfunction, or other item requiring attention ⇒ page 34.
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At temperatures below +5°C a snowflake symbol appears next to the
temperature display. This is to warn the driver to take extra care
when there is a risk of ice on the road.
When the vehicle is stationary or travelling at very low speeds, the
temperature displayed may be slightly higher than the actual
outside temperature as a result of the heat radiated from the
engine.
Fig. 9 Display: Radio
information
If no priority 1 or 2 faults have been detected by the auto-check
control, the name or frequency of the current radio station and the
selected waveband will appear the upper part of the display.
When a CD is playing, the display will show the current title. If the
vehicle is equipped with a CD changer* the display will also show
the number of the CD being played (CD1 to CD6).
The temperature units can be set to °F or °C on the MMI* or sound
system control console. The outside temperature is automatically
displayed in the units you have selected. Please refer to the Operating Manual for the MMI* or sound system.
WARNING
Do not rely on the outside temperature display as an ice warning.
Please bear in mind that there may be patches of ice on the roads
even at outside temperatures around +5°C.
Applies to vehicles: with manual gearbox and gear-change indicator
Gear-change indicator
Outside temperature display
The outside temperature is shown when the display is
activated.
This additional indicator function can help to save fuel.
Fig. 11 Display: Gearchange indicator
Fig. 10 Display:
Outside temperature
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example, the display may not recommend a gear change while you
are overtaking, driving up a steep gradient or towing a trailer.
•
The gear-change indicator goes out when you press the clutch
pedal.
Applies to vehicles: with on-board computer
Fig. 12 MMI display:
Switching the
suggested gear on and
off
Digital speedometer
You can deactivate the gear-change indicator on the sound
system or MMI.
Switching the gear-change indicator on and off
– Select: Function selector button CAR > Instrument
cluster > Suggested gear ⇒ fig. 12.
To familiarise yourself with the gear-change indicator, we recommend driving in the normal way to start with. A gear change will be
recommended if the gear you are in is not the most economical
choice for the current driving conditions. The gear you are currently
in and the recommended gear will be displayed ⇒ page 21, fig. 11.
•
Shifting up a gear: The suggested gear appears to the right of the
current gear when a higher gear is recommended.
•
Shifting down a gear: The suggested gear appears to the left of
the current gear when a lower gear is recommended.
Gears may ocassionally be skipped (3 > 5).
If no gear change is recommended, you are already in the most
economical gear.
•
Note
The gear-change indicator is intended to help save fuel. It is not
intended to recommend the right gear for all driving situations. For
Fig. 13 Display: Digital
speedometer
The display shows the current speed. The speed is displayed in
increments of 1 km/h.
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Door catches / boot lid warning
Service interval display
The pictogram shows whether the doors and the boot lid,
etc. are properly closed when driving off.
This display reminds the driver when the next routine
service is due and is called up using the MMI or the sound
system control console.
Fig. 14 Display: Door
catches/boot lid
warning
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Fig. 15 MMI display:
Service interval display
The door catches/boot lid warning symbol lights up if one or more
of the doors, or the bonnet or boot lid are not properly closed when
the ignition is on. The symbol also indicates which of these is not
properly closed ⇒ fig. 14.
The warning symbol disappears when all the doors, the bonnet and
the boot lid are completely closed, and the driver information functions selected will then be displayed again.
Fig. 16 Instrument
cluster display: Service
interval display
The date when the next service is due is calculated automatically and the driver is reminded accordingly.
Service reminder
– When the next service date is approaching, SERVICE IN ---- KM --- DAYS ⇒ fig. 16 will be shown in the display
each time you switch on the ignition.
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– The remaining time and distance to the next service are
indicated every time the ignition is switched on, until the
service becomes due.
than the time specified in the Service Schedule, even if you only
cover a low mileage during this time.
Service due
•
– When a service is due, Service! will appear in the display
as soon as you switch on the ignition. The display reverts
back to the standard display after about 5 seconds.
Displaying the service interval
– Select: Function selector button CAR > Service interval
display ⇒ page 23, fig. 15.
Resetting the oil change interval display
– Select: Function selector button CAR > Service interval
display > Reset oil change interval.
Displaying distance to next service
You can have the distance to the next service displayed on the MMI
screen ⇒ page 23, fig. 15. The remaining distance to the next
service is updated every time the ignition is switched on (starting at
500 km after a service has been performed).
On a new vehicle, the display will always show the following
message for the first 500 km.
SERVICE IN ----- KM --- DAYS
Caution
The system cannot calculate the figures for the service indicator if
the battery is disconnected from the vehicle, so no service reminder
can be displayed during this time. Please remember that keeping to
the correct service intervals is most important for the service life
and residual value of the vehicle (and especially for the life of the
engine). The period between two services must never be longer
Note
Do not reset the display between oil changes - otherwise the
display will be incorrect.
•
The information in the service interval display remains intact if
the battery is disconnected.
•
The distance to the next service cannot be called up if the system
has detected a Priority 1 fault (red symbol).
•
If the service was not performed by a qualified workshop, the oil
change interval display can only be set to “fixed service intervals” of
15,000 km. If you wish to continue with the “LongLife” service, you
will need to have the oil change interval display reset by a qualified
workshop.
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Fuel range
The estimated fuel range is displayed in km. It shows how far the
vehicle can be driven with the amount of fuel left in the tank,
assuming the same style of driving. The fuel range is displayed in
increments of 10 km.
Applies to vehicles: with on-board computer
Introduction
The on-board computer provides you with useful information during a journey, including average and current fuel
consumption, average speed, fuel range and driving time.
The fuel range is calculated on the basis of the fuel consumption
over the last 30 kilometres. The fuel range will increase accordingly
if you drive in a more economical manner.
Average fuel consumption
This mode displays the average fuel consumption since the memory
was last cancelled in litres/100 km. If required, you can use this
display to adjust your driving style to achieve the desired fuel
consumption.
Current fuel consumption
Fig. 17 On-board
computer: Fuel range
The display shows the current fuel consumption in litres/100 km. If
required, you can use this display to adjust your driving style to
achieve the desired fuel consumption.
The computer calculates the fuel consumption every 30 metres. The
display switches to l/h (litres per hour) when the vehicle is
stationary.
Average speed
This mode shows the average speed driven since the memory was
last cancelled (in km/h).
Fig. 18 On-board
computer: Average fuel
consumption
The following items of information are processed by the on-board
computer and can be shown one after the other on the display in the
instrument cluster.
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Driving time
This display shows the period of time which has elapsed since the
memory was last cancelled.
Distance covered
This display shows the distance you have covered since the memory
was last cancelled.
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•
Note
The displays for fuel consumption (average and current
consumption), fuel range and speed are shown in metric units. You
can change the measurement units on the MMI display.
•
The information in the memory is cancelled if the battery is
disconnected.
the journey is resumed within two hours after the ignition is
switched off, the new figures are automatically included in the
calculation. The memory is automatically deleted when you resume
driving, if the journey is interrupted for more than two hours.
Total journey memory (on-board computer 2)
Unlike the single journey memory, the total journey memory is not
erased automatically. In this way, you can determine the period for
which you wish the on-board computer to supply figures.
Applies to vehicles: with on-board computer
Memory
Applies to vehicles: with on-board computer
The on-board computer has two automatic journey
memories.
Fig. 19 On-board
computer: Memory 1
B ⇒ fig. 20 to switch back and forward
Press RESET button A
between the functions of on-board computers 1 and 2.
The number in the display ⇒ fig. 19 indicates which of the two
memories is currently in use. The figure 1 means that the display is
showing the information in the single journey memory (on-board
computer 1). The figure 2 means that the display is showing the
information in the total journey memory (on-board computer 2).
Controls
The on-board computer is controlled by means of two
switches on the windscreen wiper lever.
Fig. 20 Windscreen
wiper lever: On-board
computer controls
– Press the top or bottom of the function selector switch
A ⇒ fig. 20. This displays the on-board computer readA
outs one after the other.
Single journey memory (on-board computer 1)
The on-board computer can only be operated while the ignition is
switched on. When the ignition is switched on, the display shows
the function that was last selected.
The single journey memory processes the information on a journey
from the time the ignition is switched on until it is switched off. If
As well as the figures from the on-board computer (computer 1 or
2), the display can also show information from the digital speedom-
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eter and navigation system*. Press the Reset button
switch back and forward between these displays.
B briefly to
A
Applies to vehicles: with on-board computer
Basic settings for the on-board computer
Resetting figures to zero
To cancel one of the computer readings individually, select the
B for at least one
required function and press the RESET button A
second. The following values can be reset to zero individually using
the Reset button:
•
•
•
•
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You can change the basic settings for the on-board
computer on the MMI* or on the sound system control
console.
Average fuel consumption
Average speed
Driving time
Distance covered
You can also cancel all the values in the single journey memory or
the total journey memory at the same time ⇒ page 27.
Note
The information in the memory is cancelled if the battery is
disconnected.
Fig. 21 MMI display:
On-board computer
– Select: Function selector button CAR > Instrument
cluster > On-board computer 1 or On-board computer 2.
You can zero all the values in the single journey memory or the total
journey memory at the same time by selecting the Reset menu item.
You can also define which items of information you wish to have
displayed by the on-board computer. If one of these items is
switched off, it will not appear in the display. However, the corresponding figures will still be registered by the on-board computer
and can be switched back on at any time so that they again appear
in the display.
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Speed warning function
Applies to vehicles: with speed warning function
Introduction
The speed warning function can help you keep below a
pre-set maximum speed.
The speed limit warning symbol  for speed warning 2 will appear
in the display if you exceed the pre-set speed. Unlike speed limit
warning 1, the warning symbol only goes out once the road speed
has dropped below the stored value again.
Setting speed limit warning 2 ⇒ page 29.
Note
The speed warning function will warn you if the vehicle exceeds the
pre-set maximum speed. The system gives an audible warning
signal if the set speed is exceeded by about 3 km/h. A warning
symbol will also appear in the display . On some models the symbol
may look slightly different.
The speed warning function has two different warning speeds,
which operate independently and serve slightly different purposes:
Speed limit warning 1

With speed limit warning 1, the maximum speed can be changed
while driving. The speed limit that has been set remains stored until
the ignition is switched off, or until it is changed or cleared.
Please bear in mind that, even with the speed warning function, it is
still important to keep a check on the car's speed with the speedometer and to observe the statutory speed limits.
Applies to vehicles: with speed warning function
Setting speed limit warning 1
You can use the SET button to set, alter or cancel speed
limit warning 1.
The speed limit warning symbol  for speed limit warning 1 will
appear in the display if you exceed the pre-set speed. It goes out
again if the speed is reduced below the set speed limit.
The symbol also goes out if the speed is increased to more than
about 40 km/h above the set speed for at least 10 seconds. This
cancels the speed limit that was originally set.
Fig. 22 Detail of the
instrument cluster:
SET button
Setting speed limit warning 1 ⇒ page 28.
Speed limit warning 2

You are recommended to store this speed limit warning if you
always wish to be reminded of a particular speed limit. This could
be when driving in countries with general speed limits, or if you
need to keep below a particular speed when winter tyres are fitted,
etc.
Selecting speed limit
– Drive at the desired maximum speed.
– Press the SET button in the instrument cluster ⇒ fig. 22
for one second.
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•
Clearing speed limit
Speed warning - to set the speed above which a warning signal
will sound.
– Drive the vehicle at a minimum of 5 km/h.
Speed limit warning 2 can be adjusted in increments of 10 km/h
between 30 and 240 km/h.
– Press the SET button for at least 2 seconds.
The speed warning symbol  lights up briefly in the display to
confirm that the selected speed has been stored. The speed limit
that has been set remains stored until another speed is set with a
brief push of the button, or until the memory is cleared with a long
push of the button.
When the speed limit has been cleared, the display will show a
crossed-out warning symbol .
Applies to vehicles: with speed warning function
Setting speed limit warning 2
You can use the MMI* or sound system control console to
set, alter or cancel speed limit warning 2.
Auto-check control
Introduction
The auto-check control checks important components and vehicle
systems. These background checks are run constantly, as long as
the ignition is switched on.
A message is displayed in the instrument cluster if a fault should
occur or if any maintenance or repairs are urgently required. This is
accompanied by an audible warning signal. Depending on the
priority of the fault, a red or yellow warning symbol lights up in the
display.
The red symbols indicate a serious malfunction, whereas the yellow
ones represent other malfunctions or items requiring attention.
Additional messages to assist the driver may be shown with the red
or yellow symbols.
Automatic gearbox* function test
Fig. 23 MMI display:
Setting speed limit
warning 2
– Select: Function selector button CAR > Instrument
cluster > Speed warning.
•
Speed warning on/off - to activate or deactivate the speed
warning function ⇒ fig. 23.
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The auto-check control automatically checks the vehicle systems
when the ignition is switched on. If the selector lever is in position
P or N, the following instruction will appear:
When stationary apply footbrake while selecting gear
When a gear (R, D etc.) is selected, this message disappears and the
auto-check control function is displayed.
The driver message will disappear 30 seconds after switching on
the ignition or earlier, if there are other driver messages or malfunctions.
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If one or more faults are detected, the driver information message
(as above) will disappear about 15 seconds after the engine has
been started and the appropriate fault symbol(s) will appear in the
display. The warning display will be accompanied by the corresponding warning chime.
For example, in the event of an oil pressure malfunction the oil pressure symbol  will appear in the display. In addition, the following
message will appear:
Switch off engine and check oil level
The message will disappear from the display after about 5 seconds.
If required, the message can be called up again by briefly pressing
the SET button ⇒ fig. 24.
Driver messages
Additional messages to assist the driver are displayed
together with the warning symbols in the instrument
cluster.
Driver messages and yellow symbols
If a yellow warning symbol appears in the display, it will automatically be accompanied by the corresponding driver message.
For example, if the symbol  appears (windscreen washer fluid
low), the display will also show the message:
Please top up washer fluid
The message will disappear after a few seconds. If required, the
message can be called up again by briefly pressing the SET
button.
Fig. 24 Instrument
cluster: SET button
Red symbols
A red symbol warns of a serious malfunction.
For example, the following driver message will appear if the selector
lever for the automatic gearbox* is not in position P when you
switch off the engine:
Shift to P, otherwise vehicle can roll away. Doors do not lock if
lever is not in P
The ignition key can only be withdrawn when the selector lever is in
this position. Similar messages will be displayed if other functions
of this kind cannot be carried out.
Fig. 25 Display:
Symbol for serious
malfunction
Driver messages and red symbols
If a red warning symbol appears in the display, it will automatically
be accompanied by the corresponding driver message.
– Stop the vehicle.
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– Switch off the engine.
– Check the function displayed. Obtain professional assistance if necessary.
The red symbols indicate a Priority 1 fault (serious malfunction).
Should a Priority 1 fault occur, a red warning symbol will appear at
the top of the display ⇒ page 30, fig. 25. The symbol is accompanied by a driver message giving you more information about the
fault. This symbol is accompanied by three warning chimes. The
symbol will keep flashing until the fault is corrected.
5 seconds, but you can call it up again at any time by pressing the
SET button.
You should normally be able to drive to the next available qualified
workshop. However, you should avoid using electrical equipment
that is not absolutely necessary because this will drain the battery.
Caution
If several Priority 1 faults are detected at the same time, the symbols
are displayed one after the other for about 2 seconds at a time.
If the coolant warning lamp  in the instrument display lights up
as well as the alternator warning lamp while driving ⇒ page 32, stop
the vehicle immediately and switch off the engine. In this case the
coolant pump is no longer being driven, and there is a risk of engine
damage.
This message will disappear after about 5 seconds, but you can call
it up again at any time by pressing the SET button ⇒ page 30.
Fault in the brake system

A fault in the brake system should be corrected as soon as
possible.


Alternator fault
⇒ page 31
Fault in brake system/ parking
brake
⇒ page 31

Coolant level too low / coolant
temperature too high
⇒ page 32
Engine oil pressure too low
⇒ page 33
If the symbol  flashes in the display, there is a fault in the
brake system. The symbol is accompanied by a driver
message giving you more information about the fault. This
message will disappear after about 5 seconds, but you can
call it up again at any time by pressing the SET button:
Fault in the steering system
⇒ page 33
Stop vehicle and check brake fluid level
Ignition lock defective
⇒ page 34



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– Stop the vehicle.
– Check the brake fluid level ⇒ page 227.
– Obtain professional assistance if necessary.
Alternator fault

If the symbol  flashes in the instrument cluster display, there is an
alternator fault or a fault in the vehicle's electrical system. In addition, a message will appear. This message will disappear after about
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Warning! Fault in ABS brake system. Contact
workshop
– Drive carefully to the nearest qualified workshop and
have the fault rectified ⇒
.
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Parking brake ! Please contact workshop
– If the symbol appears after you switch on the ignition
when the vehicle is stationary, please check whether you
can release the parking brake. If this is possible, you
should drive without delay to the nearest qualified workshop and have the fault rectified. If the parking brake
cannot be released you should obtain professional
assistance.
– If this symbol should appear while driving, there may be
a malfunction in the drive-away assist or the emergency
brake functions. You may not be able to apply the parking
brake. It is also possible that you cannot release the
parking brake after it has been applied. Drive the vehicle
to a qualified workshop and have the fault repaired.
If the ABS fails, the ABS warning lamp  will light up together with
the brake warning symbol  ⇒
.
Note
The warning lamp  in the instrument cluster will start flashing as
well if there is a fault in the brake system.
Fault in the cooling system

Faults in the cooling system must be rectified immediately.
If the  symbol flashes in the display, this means that
either the coolant temperature is too high or the coolant
level is too low. The symbol is accompanied by a driver
message giving you more information about the fault. This
message will disappear after about 5 seconds, but you can
call it up again at any time by pressing the SET button:
Switch off engine, check coolant level
– Stop the vehicle.
WARNING
•
– Switch off the engine.
Before opening the bonnet and checking the brake fluid level,
observe the warning information on ⇒ page 221, “Working on
components in the engine compartment”.
– Check the coolant level ⇒ page 225.
If the brake fluid level in the reservoir is too low, this could
result in an accident. Do not drive on. You should obtain professional assistance.
– Wait for the symbol to go out before driving on.
If the brake warning lamp lights up together with the ABS
warning lamp, this can mean that the control function of the ABS
is out of action. As a result the rear wheels can lock relatively
easily when braking. This could cause the tail of the vehicle to skid
sideways. Drive carefully to the nearest qualified workshop and
have the fault rectified.
If the coolant level is correct, the overheating may be caused by a
malfunction of the radiator fan.
•
•
– Add more coolant if necessary ⇒ page 226.
– Obtain professional assistance if necessary.
If the alternator warning lamp lights up as well ⇒ page 31, it is
possible that the drive belt has broken.
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– Switch off the engine.
WARNING
•
If your vehicle should break down for technical reasons, stop it
at a safe distance away from moving traffic, switch off the engine
and turn on the hazard warning lights ⇒ page 58, “Hazard
warning lights ”.
•
Never open the bonnet if you can see or hear steam or coolant
escaping from the engine compartment; there is a risk of being
scalded. Wait until you can no longer see or hear escaping steam
or coolant.
•
The engine compartment of any motor vehicle is a dangerous
place. Before carrying out any work in the engine compartment,
switch off the engine and allow it to cool down. Please observe the
important safety warnings ⇒ page 221, “Working on components
in the engine compartment”.
– Check the engine oil level ⇒ page 223.
– Obtain professional assistance if necessary.
If the engine oil level is too low
If the engine oil level is too low, add more oil ⇒ page 224.
If the engine oil level is correct
If the  symbol flashes and the engine oil level is correct, obtain
professional assistance. Do not drive on. Do not continue to run the
engine, not even at idle speed.
Note
The oil pressure warning lamp  is not an indicator for the oil
level. The oil level should therefore be checked regularly.
Caution
Do not drive on if the symbol  has come on to indicate a fault in
the cooling system, otherwise there is a risk of damaging the
engine.
Engine oil pressure too low

If the engine oil pressure is too low the fault must be rectified immediately.
If the  symbol flashes in the display, the oil pressure is
too low. The symbol is accompanied by a driver message
giving you more information about the fault. This message
will disappear after about 5 seconds, but you can call it up
again at any time by pressing the SET button:
Fault in the steering system

The steering wheel cannot be unlocked if there is a fault
in the electronic steering lock.
If the symbol  flashes in the display, there is a malfunction in the electronic steering lock. The symbol is accompanied by a driver message giving you more information
about the fault. This message will disappear after about
5 seconds, but you can call it up again at any time by
pressing the SET button:
Do not drive vehicle. Steering defective
– You should obtain professional assistance.
– Do not have the vehicle towed away.
Switch off engine and check oil level
– Stop the vehicle.
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WARNING
Note
The vehicle must not be towed if there is a fault in the electronic
steering lock: the steering will be locked and the vehicle cannot be
steered. Towing a vehicle with locked steering can cause an accident.
On some models the symbol may look slightly different.
Yellow symbols
A yellow symbol indicates a malfunction or other item
requiring attention.
Note
On some models the symbol may look slightly different.
Ignition lock defective

A fault in the ignition lock must be rectified immediately.
If the symbol  flashes in the display, there is a malfunction in the electronic ignition lock. The symbol is accompanied by a driver message giving you more information
about the fault. This message will disappear after about
5 seconds, but you can call it up again at any time by
pressing the SET button:
Ignition lock defective. Contact workshop!
– Do not switch off the engine.
– Drive the vehicle without delay to a qualified workshop
and have the fault repaired.
The ignition cannot be switched off if there is a fault in the electronic ignition lock. For this reason, you should drive the vehicle
without delay to a qualified workshop and have the cause of the
fault repaired.
If the vehicle is equipped with the advanced key* feature, you
should not switch off the engine with the Stop/Start button because
it cannot be started again after the ignition has been switched off.
Fig. 26 Display: Yellow
warning symbol
Yellow symbols indicate a Priority 2 fault.
Yellow symbols are accompanied by one warning chime. The
symbol is accompanied by a driver message giving you more information about the fault. This message will disappear after about
5 seconds, but you can call it up again at any time by pressing the
SET button.
The function indicated should be checked as soon as possible. The
yellow symbol will only go out when the fault has been rectified.
If several Priority 2 faults are detected at the same time, the symbols
are displayed one after the other for about 2 seconds at a time.
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







Brake pads worn
⇒ page 36
Battery power*
⇒ page 36
Bulb monitor*
Bulb failure*
⇒ page 36
Check engine oil level
⇒ page 37
Engine oil sensor defective
⇒ page 37
Fuel level low
⇒ page 36
Washer fluid level low*
⇒ page 36
advanced key*
Key not in vehicle
⇒ page 35

Light sensor/ rain sensor defec- ⇒ page 35
tive

Dynamic headlight range control* defective
⇒ page 37


Battery in remote control key
⇒ page 39
Electro-mechanical
parking brake
⇒ page 121



adaptive light* defective
⇒ page 37
Ignition lock defective
⇒ page 37
Windscreen wiper defective
⇒ page 37
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Note
On some models the speed limit warning 1  and speed limit
warning 2  will also be displayed as yellow symbols. These always
appear as a small symbol at the top of the display ⇒ page 28.
Applies to vehicles: with advanced key
Key not in vehicle

 Key not in vehicle
This message will appear together with the symbol  if the remote
control key is removed from the vehicle while the engine is running.
This is to remind you not to continue driving without the key (for
example if you change drivers).
If the remote control key is not in the vehicle you will not be able to
switch on the ignition or restart the engine after it has been
switched off. You will also not be able to lock the vehicle from the
outside.
Light sensor/ rain sensor defective

 Automatic headlights/ automatic wipers defective
If the  symbol appears, this means that the light sensor/ rain
sensor is not functioning. For safety reasons, the dipped beam
headlights will then be switched on permanently when the light
switch is set to the AUTO position. However, you can still switch the
lights on and off in the normal way with the light switch. If the rain
sensor is defective, the functions operated via the windscreen wiper
lever will still be available. You should have the light sensor/ rain
sensor checked by a qualified workshop as soon as possible.
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Brake pads worn

Applies to vehicles: with washer fluid warning system
Washer fluid level low
 Brake pads!
If the  symbol lights up, have the front brake pads (and, for

 Please top up washer fluid
safety's sake the rear pads as well) inspected by a qualified
workshop.
If the  symbol lights up, top up the fluid for the windscreen
washer and headlight washer system* ⇒ page 231.
Applies to vehicles: with bulb monitor
Fuel level low
Bulb monitor

The bulb monitor checks whether the lights on the vehicle
are working.
The bulb monitor checks whether the lights on the vehicle are
working. If it detects a defective bulb on the vehicle it will show a
yellow warning symbol together with a message indicating which
light is not working.
Bulb failure

If the symbol  lights up, this means that one of the turn signals
(front or rear), headlights, brake lights, rear lights, fog lights or the
rear fog light is not working.
WARNING
•
Bulbs are sensitive to pressure. The glass can break when you
touch the bulb, causing injury.
•
Incorrect handling of the high-voltage element of xenon gasdischarge bulbs* can have potentially fatal consequences.
Note
Have the components repaired or replaced by a qualified
workshop.

 Please refuel
When this symbol  comes on for the first time, there are about
8 litres of fuel left in the tank. You should fill up as soon as possible
⇒ page 217.
If this warning symbol lights up although the fuel tank is sufficiently
filled, there is a malfunction in the fuel tank system. The display will
also show the driver message Tank system malfunction ! Contact
workshop. Please contact a qualified workshop.
Applies to vehicles: with battery power warning system
Battery power

If battery power drops to a level at which you may encounter problems when starting the engine, the display will show the symbol 
and the driver message Low battery charge: Battery will be charged
while driving.
Please bear in mind that the starting ability of the engine may be
impaired while this message is shown.
Message comes on and goes out again
If the message appears in the display after the ignition is switched
on or while driving, and goes out again after a period of time, the
battery has been charged up again sufficiently while the vehicle was
being driven.
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Message comes on and does not go out
Applies to vehicles: with adaptive light
If the message appears in the display after the ignition is switched
on or while driving, and does not go out again, the battery is not
being maintained at the proper power level. Starting reliability may
be impaired. You should have the battery checked by a qualified
workshop as soon as possible.
adaptive light defective
Check engine oil level
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
 adaptive light defective
This symbol  indicates that the adaptive light is defective. Take
the vehicle to a qualified workshop to have the headlights and/or
the control unit for the adaptive light repaired.

 Please check oil level
If the  symbol lights up, check the engine oil level as soon as
possible ⇒ page 223. Top up the oil at the next opportunity
⇒ page 224.
Engine oil sensor defective
Ignition lock defective

 Ignition lock defective
If the symbol  lights up in the display, there is a malfunction in
the electronic ignition lock. Take the vehicle to a qualified workshop
to have the problem remedied.

 Oil level ! Sensor defective
If the  symbol lights up, take the vehicle to a qualified workshop
and have the oil level sensor checked. Until then it is advisable to
check the oil level every time you fill up with fuel ⇒ page 223.
Windscreen wipers defective

 Windscreen wipers defective
This symbol  indicates a malfunction in the electronics for the
windscreen wipers. Take the vehicle to a qualified workshop to have
the windscreen wiper system repaired.
Applies to vehicles: with dynamic headlight range control
Headlight range control defective

 Headlight range control defective
This symbol  indicates a malfunction in the dynamic headlight
range control. Take the vehicle to a qualified workshop to have the
dynamic headlight range control function repaired.
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Doors and windows
Doors and windows
Remote control keys
It may not be possible to start the engine with the key if there is
another ignition key from a different make of vehicle on the same
key ring.
Set of keys
Data stored on remote control key
Data related to the service and maintenance of the vehicle are
stored continuously on your remote control key. Your Audi dealer
can read out the data and will then be able to tell you what service
work is required. This also applies to vehicles with advanced key.
Personal convenience settings
Fig. 27 Keys supplied
with the vehicle
A Remote control key
A
The remote control key will lock and unlock the car via the central
locking system and start the engine.
B Spare key
A
The spare key should be used only temporarily if the remote control
key has been misplaced or lost.
Replacing a key
If you should lose a key, please contact an Audi dealer. Have the
remote control coding for that key deactivated. For this purpose you
should bring all available keys with you. It is also important to notify
your insurance company if a key has been lost.
Electronic immobiliser
The immobiliser is designed to prevent unauthorised persons from
driving the vehicle. If an uncoded key is used, SAFE will appear in
the mileage recorder display.
If two people use the same car regularly, it is a good idea for each
person to have his or her “own” remote control key. When you
switch off the ignition or lock the vehicle, your personal settings for
the following convenience features are stored and assigned to the
remote control key:
•
•
•
•
•
•
Air conditioner
Central locking system
Background lighting
Windows
parking system*
Seat memory*
The stored settings are then recalled automatically the next time the
vehicle is unlocked, the doors are opened or the ignition is switched
on.
Before you can assign the seat memory* settings to a remote
control key, the memory function for the remote control key must be
activated ⇒ page 73.
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WARNING
•
Always switch off the ignition and take the key with you when
leaving the vehicle - even if you only intend to be gone for a short
time. This is especially important if children are left in the car. They
might otherwise be able to start the engine or use power-operated
equipment such as the electric windows - this could lead to injuries.
•
Wait for the vehicle to come to a standstill before removing the
ignition key from the lock. Otherwise the steering lock could
engage suddenly, causing an accident.
Note
The function of the remote control key may be impaired by interference from other nearby radio signals (for example from a mobile
telephone or TV transmitter) if these are in the same frequency
range.
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The indicator lamp should light up once briefly when you press one
of the buttons briefly. The indicator lamp should flash when you
press and hold one of the buttons (convenience open/close).
If the indicator lamp does not light up, this means the battery is
exhausted and must be replaced ⇒ page 39. The instrument cluster
display also shows the symbol  and the following message if the
battery is exhausted:
Please change key battery
Replacing the battery for the remote control
key
Each remote control key contains a round-cell battery,
located in the battery carrier.
Indicator lamp on remote control key
The indicator lamp on the remote control key lights up
when you press the buttons.
Fig. 29 Remote control
key: Removing the
emergency key
Fig. 28 Indicator lamp
on remote control key
Fig. 30 Remote control
key: Removing the
battery carrier
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A ⇒ page 39, fig. 29.
A
B out of the remote control key.
Pull the emergency key A
A ⇒ page 39, fig. 30 on the
Press the release catch A
– Press the release button
–
–
Removing the emergency key
battery carrier and at the same time pull the battery
carrier out of the remote control key in the direction of
the arrow.
– Insert the new CR 2032 battery with the “+” symbol
facing downwards.
Fig. 31 Remote control
key: Removing the
emergency key
– Slide the battery carrier carefully into the remote control
key.
– Insert the emergency key.
–
For the sake of the environment
Used batteries must be disposed of appropriately and must not be
discarded with ordinary household waste.
Note
The new battery must be of the same type as the original one
(CR 2032).
A ⇒ fig. 31.
A
B out of the remote control key.
Pull the emergency key A
– Press the release button
You can use the emergency key to ...
•
•
activate and deactivate the front passenger's airbag ⇒ page 173.
•
•
lock and unlock the lockable rear seat ⇒ page 80.
lock and unlock* the front passenger's storage compartment
⇒ page 89.
manually lock and unlock the vehicle if this is not possible using
the remote control key ⇒ page 45.
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Starting the vehicle with the spare key
In the event of a malfunction in the vehicle's electrical
system, it may no longer be possible to remove the ignition key.
Fig. 33 Glove box:
Adapter for spare key
Fig. 32 Ignition lock
with key
If you are not able to remove the ignition key because the
vehicle battery has discharged (for example), remove the
key as follows:
A ⇒ fig. 32 using a ball-point
– Press the release catch A
B out
pen or a similar object and pull the emergency key A
of the remote control key.
– Use the emergency key to lock the vehicle ⇒ page 45.
– Have the vehicle's electrical system checked by a qualified workshop.
Fig. 34 Inserting the
spare key into the
adapter
– Open the glove box and take out the adapter for the spare
key ⇒ fig. 33 -arrow-.
– Insert the spare key ⇒ fig. 34 all the way into the adapter.
Please note that the key will only engage in one position.
– Press the spare key lightly into the adapter until you hear
it click into place.
– Insert the adapter, spare key first, into the ignition lock.
You should now be able to start the engine in the usual
way.
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Central locking system
Anti-theft alarm system*
Description
If the anti-theft alarm system senses interference with the vehicle it
triggers an audible and visible alarm.
The vehicle can be locked and unlocked via the central locking
system. You can use any of the following:
The anti-theft alarm system switches on automatically when the
vehicle is locked. It switches off automatically if you unlock the
vehicle using the remote control.
•
•
•
•
Remote control key ⇒ page 43
Door handles in conjunction with advanced key* ⇒ page 44
Lock on driver's door ⇒ page 45
Interior central locking switch ⇒ page 46
Unlocking one side of the vehicle only
When you lock the vehicle, the central locking system will lock the
doors and the boot lid. When you unlock the vehicle, the central
locking system will unlock either the driver's door only, or all the
locks on the vehicle, depending on the setting you have selected on
the sound system or MMI* ⇒ page 43.
Automatic locking function (Auto Lock)
The Auto Lock function locks the doors and the boot lid when the
vehicle exceeds a speed of about 15 km/h.
The vehicle is unlocked again when the ignition key is removed.
Alternatively, the vehicle can also be unlocked via the central
locking switch or by pulling one of the inside door handles. The Auto
Lock function can be switched on and off on the sound system or
MMI* ⇒ page 43.
In the event of an accident in which the airbags inflate, the doors
will be automatically unlocked to facilitate access and assistance.
Deadlock mechanism
The central locking system is combined with a deadlock mechanism. Once the vehicle has been locked from the outside, the door
handles on the inside are deactivated. This makes it more difficult
to break into the vehicle.
If you unlock the vehicle by inserting the key in the drivers door, the
ignition must be switched on within 15 seconds, otherwise the
alarm will be triggered. On some export versions, the alarm is triggered immediately when you open a door.
To deactivate the alarm, press the unlock button on the remote
control key or switch on the ignition. The alarm will also switch itself
off when it comes to the end of its cycle.
Switch off the interior monitor and tow-away protection if you wish
to prevent the alarm from being triggered accidentally.
Turn signals
The turn signals will flash twice when the vehicle is unlocked and
once when the vehicle is locked. If the turn signals do not flash, one
of the doors, the bonnet or the boot lid is still open.
Accidental lock-out
The central locking system prevents you from being locked out of
the vehicle in the following situations:
•
When the driver's door is open, it cannot be locked together with
the other door by pressing the central locking switch and then
closing the door ⇒ page 46.
•
On vehicles with advanced key*, the boot lid will be released
again automatically if the remote control key that was last in use is
left inside the boot when the boot lid is closed ⇒ page 48.
To prevent yourself from being locked out, do not lock the vehicle
with the remote control key before closing the doors or boot lid.
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– Select: Function selector button CAR > Central locking.
WARNING
Do not leave anyone (especially children) in the car if it is locked
from the outside and the deadlock mechanism is activated: the
doors and windows cannot then be opened from the inside.
Locked doors could delay assistance in an emergency, potentially
putting lives at risk.
•
43
In the Central locking menu you can specify which doors you wish
to have unlocked when you unlock the vehicle using the remote
control key or the advanced key*. For example, if you select off for
the passenger's door, this door will no longer be included in the
central locking function and will not be unlocked when you press
the unlock button on the remote control key once.
You can still unlock both of the doors and the boot lid. To do so,
press the unlock button twice on the remote control key.
Note
Never leave any valuable items in the vehicle unattended. Even a
locked vehicle is not a safe.
•
If the diode on the driver's window sill lights up for about 30
seconds when the vehicle is locked, the central locking system or
anti-theft alarm* is not working properly. Please have the malfunction repaired by an Audi dealer or qualified workshop.
•
The interior monitor of the anti-theft alarm* system will only
function as intended if the windows and the tilting panorama roof*
are closed.
When you lock the vehicle, the central locking system will automatically lock both of the doors and the boot lid together.
If you select “Locking boot lid/tailgate” on, you can no longer open
the luggage compartment using the handle on the boot lid
⇒ page 48, fig. 43. In this case, you can open the boot lid using the
 button on the remote control key ⇒ fig. 36 or the unlock switch
on the driver's door ⇒ page 48, fig. 42.
Locking and unlocking the vehicle with the
remote control key
Setting the central locking system
You can use the sound system or MMI* to select which
doors are unlocked by the central locking system.
Fig. 36 Remote control
key: Control buttons
Fig. 35 MMI display:
Central locking menu
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– Press the  button to unlock the vehicle ⇒ fig. 36.
– Press the  button to lock the vehicle ⇒
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– Press the  button briefly to unlock the boot lid.
– Press the  button for at least one second to open the
boot lid.
The vehicle will be locked again automatically if you do not open
one of the doors, the boot lid or the bonnet within 60 seconds after
unlocking the car. This function prevents the vehicle from remaining
unlocked if the unlocking button is pressed by mistake.
Applies to vehicles: with advanced key
Locking and unlocking the vehicle with the
advanced key
The doors and the boot lid can be locked and unlocked
without handling the remote control key.
The system will either unlock all the doors or certain doors only,
depending on the settings you have chosen on the MMI ⇒ page 43.
On vehicles with the advanced key* the selector lever must be in P,
otherwise it will not be possible to lock the vehicle.
Fig. 37 Audi advanced
key: Unlocking one of
the doors
WARNING
Do not leave anyone (especially children) in the car if it is locked
from the outside and the deadlock mechanism is activated: the
doors and windows cannot then be opened from the inside.
Locked doors could delay assistance in an emergency, potentially
putting lives at risk.
Unlocking the vehicle
– Take hold of the door handle. The door will be unlocked
automatically.
– Pull the door handle to open the door.
Note
Do not use the remote control key when the vehicle is out of sight.
Locking the vehicle
– Move the selector lever to position P (automatic
gearbox), otherwise it will not be possible to lock the
vehicle.
– Touch the sensor on the door handle once to lock the
vehicle ⇒
.
– Touch the sensor a second time within 2 seconds to lock
the vehicle without activating the deadlock mechanism.
The vehicle can be locked and unlocked from any of the doors. The
driver's door will always be unlocked as well when the passenger's
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door is unlocked. The remote control key has to be within a range of
about 1.5 metres of the relevant door or the boot lid. It does not
matter where you carry the key, for instance whether it is in your
jacket pocket or in a briefcase.
The unlocking function may be affected if the sensor area on the
door handle is touched while the vehicle is being unlocked.
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Locking and unlocking the vehicle using the
key
If the central locking system should fail to work, you can
still lock and unlock the driver's door by turning the emergency key or spare key in the lock.
The locking function may be affected if you grasp the door handle
while the vehicle is being locked.
Once the doors have been locked, they cannot be opened again
immediately. This will enable you to check that the doors are properly closed.
The system will either unlock both the doors or one door only,
depending on the settings you have chosen on the sound system or
MMI* ⇒ page 43.
Fig. 38 Lock on
driver's door
WARNING
Do not leave anyone (especially children) in the car if it is locked
from the outside and the deadlock mechanism is activated: the
doors and windows cannot then be opened from the inside.
Locked doors could delay assistance in an emergency, potentially
putting lives at risk.
Unlocking
– Turn the key to position
vehicle.
A ⇒ fig. 38 to unlock the
A
Locking
B ⇒
– Turn the key once to position A
Note
Please note the following points if the vehicle is left parked for long
periods:
•
To save electrical power, the proximity sensors are switched off
after a few days. You will then need to pull the door handle once to
unlock the vehicle, and a second time to open it.
•
To prevent the battery from becoming discharged and thus
maintain the vehicle's starting ability for as long as possible, the
power management system will gradually switch off convenience
functions that are not required. In this case you may not be able to
unlock the vehicle with this convenience function.
Controls
to lock the vehicle.
– If you turn the key to position A a second time within 2
seconds, this will lock the vehicle without activating the
deadlock mechanism.
B
Safety
Driving tips
In order to switch off the anti-theft alarm*, you must switch on the
ignition within 15 seconds after opening the driver's door. Otherwise the alarm will be triggered.
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•
The doors and the boot lid cannot be opened from the outside
(for safety reasons, when stopped at traffic lights, etc.).
WARNING
•
The LED in the central locking switch lights up when both of the
doors and the boot lid are closed and locked.
Do not leave anyone (especially children) in the car if it is locked
from the outside and the deadlock mechanism is activated: the
doors and windows cannot then be opened from the inside.
Locked doors could delay assistance in an emergency, potentially
putting lives at risk.
•
•
You can open the doors individually from the inside by pulling
the inside door handle.
•
In the event of an accident in which the airbags inflate, doors
locked from the inside will be automatically unlocked to facilitate
access and assistance.
Note
The central locking switch and the release button for the boot lid
 will function after the ignition is switched on.
•
WARNING
If the vehicle is locked with the key when the central locking
system is operational, it is only possible to unlock all the doors and
the boot lid centrally with the key within the next 45 seconds. After
this period, the key will only unlock the driver's door.
•
Central locking switch
•
The central locking switch is still operative when the ignition is
switched off and will automatically lock the entire vehicle when
pressed.
•
The central locking switch inside the vehicle is not operative if
you lock the vehicle from the outside.
Locked doors could delay assistance in an emergency, potentially putting lives at risk. Do not leave anyone (especially children)
in the vehicle.
Note
The doors and the boot lid are locked automatically when the
vehicle reaches a speed of about 15 km/h (Auto Lock) ⇒ page 42.
You can unlock the vehicle again via the central locking switch.
Fig. 39 Driver's door:
Central locking switch
– Press the  button to unlock the vehicle ⇒ fig. 39 ⇒
– Press the  button to lock the vehicle.
Please note the following when you use the central locking switch
to lock your vehicle:
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Applies to vehicles: with anti-theft alarm system
Deactivating the interior monitor and towaway protection
Fig. 40 Front end of
the driver's door:
Swtiches for interior
monitor and tow-away
protection
WARNING
Do not leave anyone (especially children) in the car if it is locked
from the outside and the deadlock mechanism is activated: the
doors and windows cannot then be opened from the inside.
Locked doors could delay assistance in an emergency, potentially
putting lives at risk.
Locking the passenger's door manually if the
central locking fails to work
If the central locking system should fail to work at any
time, the passenger's door will have to be locked separately.
When the vehicle is locked, the alarm will be triggered if
movements are detected in the interior (e.g. by animals) or
if the vehicle's inclination is changed (e.g. during transport).
You can prevent the alarm from being triggered accidentally
by switching off the interior monitor and/or tow-away
protection.
Deactivating interior monitor
– Press switch
light up.
A ⇒ fig. 40. The diode in the switch will
A
Deactivating tow-away protection
– Press switch
B . The diode in the switch will light up.
A
The interior monitor and tow-away protection will be switched on
again automatically the next time the vehicle is locked.
Fig. 41 Door: Locking
the door manually
A mechanical locking device (only visible when the door is
open) is provided on the front passenger's door.
– Take the emergency key out of the remote control key
⇒ page 40.
– Pull the cap out of the opening ⇒ fig. 41.
– Insert the key into the slot inside and turn it to the right
as far as the stop.
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Once the door has been closed it can no longer be opened from the
outside. The door can be opened from the inside by pulling the door
handle.
– Pull the unlock switch  on the driver's door ⇒ fig. 42.
This will unlock the boot lid, which will then open slightly.
Or:
– Press the release catch on the boot lid ⇒ fig. 43.
Boot lid
Closing boot lid
Opening and closing the boot lid
– Pull down the tailgate by the handle on the inside and let
it drop into the latch ⇒
.
WARNING
•
After closing the boot lid, always check that the catch has
engaged properly. The boot lid could otherwise open suddenly
when the vehicle is moving - this could result in an accident.
•
Fig. 42 Driver's door:
Unlocking the boot lid
The boot lid must always be completely closed when the
vehicle is moving, otherwise toxic exhaust fumes can be drawn
into the interior.
Note
When the vehicle is locked, you can unlock the boot lid separately
by pressing the  button on the remote control key. The boot lid
will lock automatically when you close it again.
Fig. 43 Release catch
on the boot lid
Opening boot lid
– Press the  button on the remote control key for at least
one second, or
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Electric windows
Manual release of the boot lid
The boot lid can be released manually from the inside.
Controls
The driver can operate the electric windows on the
driver's door with the left-hand switch and the electric
windows on the passenger's door with the right-hand
switch (applies to LHD vehicles).
Fig. 44 Luggage
compartment: Access
to manual release
– Prise off the cover (using the emergency key) ⇒ fig. 44.
– Press the sliding lever in the direction of the arrow to
unlock the boot lid.
Fig. 45 Detail of the
driver's door: Controls
The electric windows have two-stage switches:
Opening the windows
– Press the switch as far as the first stop and hold it until
the window has moved to the desired position.
– Press the switch briefly to the second stop: the window
will automatically open all the way.
Closing the windows
– Pull the switch as far as the first stop and hold it until the
window has moved to the desired position.
– Pull the switch briefly to the second stop: the window will
automatically close all the way.
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WARNING
•
Always take the key with you when leaving the vehicle - even if
you only intend to be gone for a short time. This is especially
important if children are left in the car. They might otherwise be
able to start the engine or use power-operated equipment such as
the electric windows - this could lead to injuries. The window
switches are only deactivated when the driver's door or the front
passenger's door is opened.
•
Always be careful when closing the windows. Careless use of
the electric windows can cause severe injuries.
•
When locking the vehicle from the outside, make sure that
nobody is inside the vehicle, as the windows cannot be opened
from the inside in an emergency.
•
Note
When the doors are opened the windows will automatically
come down approximately 10 mm.
Convenience open function
– Press and hold the unlocking button  on the remote
control key until all the windows have reached the
desired position and the tilting panorama roof* is open.
Convenience close function
– Press and hold the locking button  on the remote
control key until the windows and the tilting panorama
roof* are closed ⇒
.
Convenience close function with advanced key*
– Touch and keep your hand in contact with the locking
sensor on the door handle until the windows and the
tilting panorama roof* are closed.
The electric blind is opened and closed together with the tilting
panorama roof*.
•
The windows can be operated for about ten minutes after the
ignition has been switched off. The window switches are only deactivated when the driver's door or the front passenger's door is
opened.
WARNING
•
Take care when closing the windows and the tilting panorama
roof*. Careless or uncontrolled use can cause injuries.
•
Convenience open/close function
The convenience open/close function allows you to open
and close the windows and tilting panorama roof* with
the remote control key.
You can select which windows are opened in the settings on
the sound system or MMI* ⇒ page 51.
For safety reasons, you should only use the remote control
open and close functions within about 2 metres of the vehicle. To
avoid injuries, always keep an eye on the windows when pressing
the button to close them. The windows and panorama roof stop
moving as soon as the button is released.
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Settings for convenience open function
Tilting panorama roof
The driver can use the sound system or MMI* to select
which windows are opened.
Applies to vehicles: with tilting panorama roof
Tilting open and closed
Fig. 46 MMI display:
Convenience open
menu
– Select: Function selector button CAR > Windows >
Convenience open.
Fig. 47 Detail of headliner: Switch for tilting
panorama roof
The tilting panorama roof is operated via a switch ⇒ fig. 47.
If you wish to use the convenience open function for the windows
and the tilting panorama roof*, select on for the functions Front
windows and Sunroof*.
Tilting open
What to do after a malfunction
Closing
The one-touch open and close function must be reactivated if the battery has been disconnected.
– Pull the switch to close the tilting panorama roof. Pull the
switch again to stop at any intermediate position.
– Pull and hold the electric window switch until the
window is fully closed.
The tilting panorama roof can be opened or closed for about ten
minutes after the ignition has been switched off. However, the
switch is deactivated immediately when the driver's door or
passenger's door is opened.
– Release the switch and then pull it again for at least one
second.
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– Press the switch to tilt open the panorama roof. Press the
switch again to stop at any intermediate position.
Sun blind
The tilting panorama roof is equipped with a sliding sun blind for
protection against sunlight. Take hold of the handle to open and
close the sun blind.
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WARNING
Take care when closing the tilting panorama roof. Careless or
uncontrolled use can cause injuries. For this reason, always take
out the ignition key when leaving the vehicle.
Caution
You should always close the tilting panorama roof when leaving the
car. Sudden rain could seriously damage the upholstery and electronic equipment inside the vehicle.
WARNING
Take care when closing the tilting panorama roof. Careless or
uncontrolled use can cause injuries. For this reason, always take
out the ignition key when leaving the vehicle.
Applies to vehicles: with tilting panorama roof
Closing the tilting panorama roof manually
Note
It is advisable to close the sun blind when the vehicle is left standing
in the sun.
Applies to vehicles: with tilting panorama roof
Closing the tilting panorama roof by
overriding the safety cut-out
Fig. 48 Detail of headliner: Unscrewing the
light housing
The tilting panorama roof mechanism is equipped with a
safety cut-out. If the force required to close the roof is too
high, the panorama roof will tilt up to the fully open position. It can now be closed by overriding the safety cut-out.
– Immediately after the tilting panorama roof opens automatically, pull and hold the switch ⇒ page 51, fig. 47
until the panorama roof is closed ⇒
.
The safety cut-out tilts the panorama roof to the fully open position.
When this happens, it is possible to close the panorama roof within
approximately 5 seconds by overriding the safety cut-out.
Fig. 49 Detail of headliner: Crank for manual
operation
– Take the screwdriver out of the vehicle tool kit
⇒ page 245.
– Remove the screw ⇒ fig. 48 -arrow- from the light
housing.
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– Carefully pull out the light housing.
– Remove the fuse box cover ⇒ page 261 ⇒ page 261,
fig. 241 on the driver's side.
– Take the crank handle from its mounting.
– Insert the crank handle all the way into the hexagonal
socket ⇒ page 52, fig. 49.
– Hold the crank in position and turn it to close the sun
roof.
– Re-install the complete light housing.
– Have the fault rectified.
Note
To make it easier to turn the crank, you can make use of the screwdriver handle. Detach the handle from the screwdriver and then fit
the handle onto the crank.
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Lights and vision
Lights
Switching lights on and off
Automatic headlight control (AUTO)*
When the switch is set to AUTO, the headlights switch on automatically according to the ambient light conditions, for instance in a
tunnel, at sunset, or in the rain or snow. The  symbol lights up
when the dipped headlights are on. The headlights are switched on,
regardless of the light conditions, when you switch on the fog
lights.

The headlights are switched off automatically when you switch off
the ignition.
On vehicles with a rain sensor, the headlights switch on automatically after several windscreen wiper cycles. The instrument lighting
does not switch on, however.
Fig. 50 Dashboard:
Light switch
Switching on automatic headlights* (AUTO)
– Turn the light switch to AUTO ⇒ fig. 50.
Switching on the side lights
– Turn the light switch to position .
Switching on dipped headlights
– Turn the light switch to position .
Switching off the lights
– Turn the light switch to position O.
The dipped beam headlights will only work with the ignition on.
The symbol  next to the light switch will light up when the side
lights or headlights are on.
While using the automatic headlights you can activate the main
beam headlights as normal if this function has been activated in the
MMI. However, if you switch on the main beam headlights while
using the AUTO function and then do not switch back to the dipped
headlights setting, only the dipped headlights will come on the next
time you switch on the AUTO function. To be able to use the main
beam headlights again you must first pull the main beam lever back
to the "off" position and then push it forward to "on".
Malfunction of light sensor
If a malfunction should occur in the light sensor, the instrument
cluster will show the message:
 Automatic headlights/ automatic wipers defective
For safety reasons, the dipped beam headlights will then be
switched on permanently when the light switch is set to the AUTO
position. However, you can still switch the lights on and off in the
normal way with the light switch. You should have the light sensor
checked by a qualified workshop as soon as possible.
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Fog lights
WARNING
The automatic headlights are only intended to assist the driver.
The driver must always ensure that the headlights are used when
required, and may have to switch them on manually when the light
conditions or visibility are poor. For example, the light sensors are
not able to detect fog. Therefore, you should always switch on the
headlights  in these conditions and when driving after dark.
•
Note
The light sensor for automatic headlight control is located in the
mounting for the interior mirror. Do not affix any stickers on this
section of the windscreen to avoid malfunctioning of the sensor.
•
The default sensitivity of the light sensor, which is set at the
factory, can be changed in the MMI menu Auto headlights
⇒ page 56.
•
If the lights are left on after the key has been taken out of the
ignition lock, a buzzer sounds when the driver's door is opened.
Fig. 51 Switch for
front fog lights
1 ⇒ fig. 51 to switch on the front fog lights
– Press button A
.
– Press button
2 to switch on the rear fog lights .
A
Front fog lights
The use of the lighting described here is subject to the relevant
statutory requirements.
The side lights or headlights must be switched on. The green diode
at the edge of the switch lights up when the front fog lights are
switched on.
The coming home/leaving home function is active only when the
light switch is set to AUTO.
When the headlights are set to AUTO, the dipped headlights are
switched on automatically when you switch on the front fog lights.
•
•
Rear fog lights
The headlights or side lights and the front fog lights must be
switched on.
The yellow diode at the edge of the switch lights up when the rear
fog lights are switched on.
If you are towing a trailer or caravan equipped with a rear fog light
on a vehicle with a factory-fitted towing bracket, only the rear fog
light on the trailer or caravan will light up.
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Automatic headlights*
Caution
To avoid dazzling the traffic behind you, the rear fog light should
only be used in accordance with statutory regulations.
When the light switch is set to AUTO ⇒ page 54, you can make the
headlights switch on earlier or later by changing the Auto headlights setting.
Daytime running lights (daylight headlights)*
Exterior lighting settings
You can change the settings for these functions on the
sound system or MMI.
This function can be used to switch the daytime running lights on
and off as required. When the function is activated, the daytime
running lights are switched on automatically when the ignition is
switched on.
Note
The coming home/leaving home function is active only when the
light switch is set to AUTO.
Instrument lighting
Fig. 52 MMI display:
Exterior lighting
The background lighting of the instruments, the centre
console and the display can be adjusted as required.
– Select: Function selector button CAR > Exterior lighting.
Coming home
The coming home function lights up the area round the vehicle after
dark when the ignition has been switched off and the driver's door
opened. It switches on the fog lights, rear lights and number plate
lights. This function can be set to operate for a time interval
between 0 (off) and 30 or 60 seconds.
Fig. 53 Instrument
lighting
Leaving home
The leaving home function lights up the area round the vehicle after
dark when the vehicle is unlocked. It switches on the fog lights, rear
lights and number plate lights. The function can be switched on or
off as required.
– Briefly press the knob to release it.
– Turn the button clockwise +” to increase the brightness
of the instrument lighting in dark conditions.
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– Turn the button anti-clockwise -” to reduce the brightness of the instrument lighting in dark conditions.
Applies to vehicles: with adaptive light
– Press the knob in again to prevent the setting from being
changed unintentionally.
This feature provides better illumination when you drive
through a corner.
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adaptive light
The instrument lighting (dials and needles), the centre console illumination and the illumination of the displays are regulated by a
light sensor incorporated in the instrument cluster. In bright conditions any changes made to the brightness of the instrument lighting
have no effect.
Note
The instrument lighting (illumination of dials and needles) is
switched on when the ignition is on and the vehicle's lights are off.
The instrument lighting is dimmed automatically as the daylight
starts to fade; it is switched off completely when the light conditions become very poor. This function is intended to remind the
driver to switch on the dipped-beam headlights in good time when
light conditions become poor.
Dynamic headlight range control
Headlights with xenon gas-discharge bulbs automatically adapt to
suit the load being carried when the engine is switched on. The
headlights are also automatically adjusted when the vehicle is in
motion (e.g. when accelerating and braking).
Safety
The adaptive light gives better illumination of the bend and the side
of the road when driving through a corner ⇒ fig. 54. The adaptive
light is controlled automatically, depending on the speed of the
vehicle and the steering wheel angle.
The headlights are regulated automatically when you drive through
a corner, depending on how far you turn the steering wheel. To
avoid having a dark spot in front of the vehicle the two headlights
are directed at different angles.
Applies to vehicles: with xenon headlight bulbs
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Fig. 54 adaptive light
when driving
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Note
The system is active at speeds from approximately 10 km/h to
110 km/h.
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Hazard warning lights

Turn signal and main beam lever
The hazard warning lights are used to make other road
users aware of your vehicle in hazardous situations.
The turn signal and main beam lever also operates the
parking lights and the headlight flasher.
Fig. 56 Turn signal and
main beam headlight
lever
Fig. 55 Switch for
hazard warning lights
– Press the switch  to switch the hazard warning lights
on or off ⇒ fig. 55.
The turn signal and main beam headlight lever has the
following functions:
All four turn signals flash simultaneously when the hazard warning
lights are switched on. The two turn signal indicator lamps   and
the indicator lamp in the switch  will flash at the same time. The
hazard warning lights also work when the ignition is switched off.
Turn signals
The hazard warning lights come on automatically in the event of an
accident in which an airbag is triggered or in the case of an emergency stop (full brake application).
– Move the lever briefly up or down just as far as the point
of resistance and then release it: the turn signals will
flash three times.
Note
You should switch on the hazard warning lights to warn other road
users, for instance:
•
•
•

– Move the lever all the way up to indicate right, or all the
way down to indicate left ⇒ fig. 56.
– Move the lever up or down just as far as the point of
resistance and hold it there: the turn signals flash for as
long as you hold the lever.

When reaching the tail end of a traffic jam
Main beam headlights
If your vehicle breaks down or there is an emergency
– Press the lever forward to switch on the main beams.
If your vehicle is being towed away, or if you are towing another
vehicle.
– Pull the lever back towards you to switch the main beam
headlights off again.
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Headlight flasher

Interior lights
– Pull the lever towards the steering wheel to operate the
flasher.
Parking lights
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Front interior lights
The front interior lighting also incorporates the reading
lights for the driver and passenger.

– Switch off the ignition.
– Move the lever up or down to turn on the right or lefthand parking lights respectively.
Notes on these functions
•
The turn signals only work when the ignition is switched on. The
corresponding indicator lamp  or  flashes in the instrument
cluster.
•
The turn signals are cancelled automatically when the steering
wheel is returned to the straight-ahead position.
Fig. 57 Headliner:
Front interior lights
•
The main beam headlights can only be switched on if the dipped
beam headlights are already on. The main beam headlight indicator
lamp  then comes on in the instrument cluster.
•
The headlight flasher comes on for as long as you pull the lever –
even if no other lights are switched on. The main beam headlight
indicator lamp  then comes on in the instrument cluster.
• When the parking lights are switched on, the headlight and the
rear light on one side of the car light up with reduced intensity. The
parking lights will only work with the ignition off. A warning buzzer
will sound for as long as the driver's door is open.
Caution
Do not use the main beam headlights or the headlight flasher if this
would dazzle oncoming traffic.
Fig. 58 Headliner:
Front reading lights
A ⇒ fig. 57 for the interior light has the
The rocker switch A
following functions:
Courtesy light position
– Move switch
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A to the centre position.
A
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The reading lights are switched on and off with the switches .
Interior light switched on
– Move switch
A to position I.
A
Clear vision
Interior light switched off
– Move switch
A to position O.
A
Front reading lights
Sun visors

B ⇒ page 59, fig. 58 to switch
– Press one of the switches A
the left or right reading light on and off.
The sun visors can improve visibility and contribute to
safety.
If you switch on the courtesy lighting, the interior lights come on
automatically when the vehicle is unlocked or the doors are opened.
The light also comes on when the key is pulled out of the ignition. It
goes out approximately 30 seconds after the doors are closed. The
interior light is switched off immediately when the vehicle is locked
or when the ignition is switched on.
If a door is left open, the light is switched off after about 10 minutes
to prevent the battery from running flat.
The brightness of the light is automatically adjusted by a dimmer
when it is switched on.
Fig. 60 Passenger's
side: Sun visor
Rear interior lights
The sun visors for the driver and the front passenger can be pulled
out of their mountings in the centre of the vehicle and turned
1 . Once the sun visor has been turned
towards the doors ⇒ fig. 60 A
towards the door you can pull it towards the rear as desired.
Reading lights are also provided for rear passengers.
Make-up mirrors
There are covers on the make-up mirrors in the sun visors. The light
for the mirror (located in the headlining) comes on automatically
2 is slid open. The light switches itself off
when the mirror cover A
when the cover is closed and when the sun visor is pushed back
up.
Fig. 59 Headliner: Rear
reading lights
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driven forwards at a speed above about 15 km/h. The current setting
is automatically stored and assigned to the remote control key.
Applies to vehicles: with sun blind
Sun blind
If the rear blind was rolled in automatically when reversing and then
the ignition was switched off and on again, the blind will not roll
back out again when you select a forward gear and the speed
exceeds 15 km/h. You will then have to press the button  on the
centre console to extend the blind again.
A sun blind is provided for the rear window.
Fig. 61 Switch for sun
blind (vehicles with
MMI)
The sun blind for the rear window switches off automatically when
it reaches the end position. It can be made to move in the other
direction before it reaches its end position by briefly pressing the
switch a second time. If the ignition is turned off while the blind is
still moving, it continues until it reaches the end position before
switching off.
•
Note
An overload cut-out may be activated if the sun blind is operated
repeatedly. There will then be a short delay before the blind can be
operated again.
•
As the material of the sun blind is less flexible at low temperatures the electric actuator is switched off when the temperature in
the car is below -5°C. The blind can only be operated when the
temperature in the car's interior rises above this level.
Fig. 62 Switch for sun
blind
Sun blind (rear window)
– Press the switch  to extend or retract the electric sun
blind for the rear window ⇒ fig. 61 or ⇒ fig. 62.
If you have selected the Automatic rear blind function on in the MMI
the raised sun blind will be retracted automatically when reverse
gear is engaged ⇒ page 51. In this way, the rear blind will not
obstruct your vision when reversing. The rear blind returns to its
raised position when reverse gear is disengaged and the vehicle is
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Windscreen wipers
Windscreen wipers
Automatic wash and wipe
5 .
– Pull the lever to position A

The windscreen wiper lever controls the windscreen
wipers and the automatic wash and wipe.
– Release the lever again. The washer will stop and the
wipers will keep running for approximately 4 seconds.
The number of wipe cycles varies according to the length
of time the lever is pulled.
Switching off the wipers
– Move the lever to the "off" position
0 .
A
General notes
The washers and wipers will only work when the ignition is switched
on.
Fig. 63 Windscreen
wiper lever
If you stop briefly, e.g. at traffic lights, the wiper speed will automatically be reduced by one level.
The windscreen wiper lever has the following settings:
The windscreen washer jets are heated when the ignition is
switched on if the outside temperature is low.
Brief wipe
Dribble wipe
– Move the lever down to position
screen a brief wipe.
1 to give the windA
About 5 seconds after the wash and wipe cycle has finished, the
windscreen wiper system automatically gives the screen one extra
wipe to remove any dribbles of water.
Intermittent wipe
 (activating rain sensor)
2 .
– Move the lever up to the stop A
If you want to deactivate the dribble wipe function while driving,
5 again within 10 seconds.
pull the lever to position A
A to the left or right to set the sensi– Move the control A
tivity of the rain sensor.
The dribble wipe function will be re-activated the next time the ignition is switched off and on.
Rain sensor*
Slow wiper speed
– Move the lever up to the stop
3 .
A
Fast wiper speed
– Move the lever up to the stop
4 .
A
The rain sensor will only function in the intermittent wipe position.
The intermittent wipe function is activated automatically when it
starts to rain.
Before you reach a road speed of 6 km/h you will have to activate the
rain sensor manually by switching it off and back on again.
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To reduce the sensitivity level of the rain sensor move control A
⇒ page 62, fig. 63 to the left. To increase the sensitivity level of the
rain sensor move the control to the right.
If you have selected a high sensitivity level for the rain sensor the
windscreen wipers will react sooner to any moisture on the windscreen. The wiper intervals in the intermittent wipe setting are also
varied automatically according to the road speed (in addition to the
sensitivity setting).
•
63
Note
Check that the washer fluid reservoir is full before starting a long
journey. Filling the reservoir ⇒ page 231.
•
Worn or dirty wiper blades can cause smearing on the glass
which can also impair the effectiveness of the rain sensor. Please
check the wiper blades regularly.
Applies to vehicles: with headlight washers
Headlight washer system
WARNING
•
Poor visibility can cause accidents. Always ensure that the
wiper blades are in good condition ⇒ page 64, “Changing wiper
blades”.
The headlight washer system only operates when the lights
are switched on.
The rain sensor is only intended to assist the driver. The driver
is still obliged to manually operate the windscreen wipers as
required depending on visibility.
– Move the automatic wash and wipe lever to position
⇒ page 62, fig. 63.
Do not use water-repellent coatings on the windscreen. In bad
visibility conditions such as light rain, low sun or when driving at
night these coatings can cause increased dazzle, which is a
serious safety hazard. Such coatings can also cause the wiper
blades to judder.
The headlight washer system is always activated the first time you
operate the automatic wash and wipe. Subsequently, it is only activated about every five wash and wipe cycles. The headlights are
always washed if you hold the lever for longer than about
2 seconds.
•
•
•
5
A
The headlight washer jets come out of the bumper automatically
(under water pressure).
Caution
In icy conditions, always check that the wiper blades are not
frozen to the glass before using the wiper for the first time. If you
switch on the wipers when the wiper blades are frozen to the glass,
this could damage both the wiper blades and the wiper motor.
•
Clean off stubborn dirt (insects, etc.) from the lenses at regular
intervals, for instance when stopping for fuel.
To ensure that the system works properly in winter, keep the nozzle
holders free of snow and remove any ice with a de-icer spray.
Make sure you switch off the windscreen wiper system (lever in
position "0") before you use an automatic car wash. This will avoid
inadvertent triggering of the wipers and possible damage to the
wiper system.
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Service position
Use the service position to change the wiper blades.
when they are in the service position you will also avoid damaging
the paintwork on the bonnet.
•
off - the windscreen wipers will be moved back to their original
position.
Caution
Never move the vehicle with the front wiper arms in a raised position as they are automatically moved back to their normal park position above a speed of 6 km/h. The paintwork on the bonnet may be
damaged as a result.
Fig. 64 MMI display:
Windscreen wipers
•
Note
You can also use the service position, for example, if you want to
fix a cover over the windscreen in the winter to keep it clear of ice.
•
The service position is automatically set to off when you operate
the windscreen wiper lever or the road speed exceeds 6 km/h.
Changing wiper blades
Good wiper blades are essential for clear vision.
Fig. 65 Service position
You can set the wipers to the service position on the sound
system or MMI*.
– If the wiper blades are not frozen to the windscreen,
0
move the windscreen wiper lever to the "off" position A
⇒ page 62, fig. 63.
Fig. 66 Removing the
wiper blades
– Select: Function selector button CAR > Windscreen
wipers > Service position ⇒ fig. 64.
•
on - the wiper blades can only be replaced when the wiper arms
are in the service position ⇒ fig. 65. If you only work on the wipers
Taking off the wiper blade
– Set the wipers to the service position ⇒ page 64.
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– Lift the wiper arm away from the glass.
Anti-dazzle setting
1 on the wiper blade
– Press the release button A
⇒ page 64, fig. 66. Hold the wiper blade firmly and press
2 .
it forwards slightly A
– Pull the lever at the bottom of the mirror towards you.
– Slide the wiper blade upwards
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Applies to vehicles: with automatic anti-dazzle adjustment for interior mirror
Automatic anti-dazzle adjustment
3 .
A
The automatic anti-dazzle function can be switched on
and off as desired.
Fitting the wiper blade
– Fit the new wiper blade into the mounting on the wiper
4 . You should hear it engage in the wiper arm.
arm A
– Fold the wiper arm back down onto the glass.
WARNING
•
To prevent smearing on the glass, the wiper blades should be
cleaned regularly using a window cleaner solution. If the wiper
blades are very dirty (insects etc.), they should be cleaned using a
sponge or cloth – bad visibility can cause accidents.
•
For safety, the wiper blades should be changed once or twice a
year.
Fig. 67 Anti-dazzle
interior mirror: On/off
button with indicator
lamp
Switching off anti-dazzle function
– Press button
out.
Caution
The windscreen wipers must be in the service position ⇒ page 64
when replacing the blades! Otherwise the wiper motor or the paintwork on the bonnet may be damaged.
A ⇒ fig. 67 - the indicator lamp A
B will go
A
Switching on anti-dazzle function
– Press button
A - the indicator lamp A
B will light up.
A
Anti-dazzle function
Rear-view mirrors
The anti-dazzle function is activated every time the ignition is
switched on. The green indicator lamp lights up in the mirror
housing.
Manual anti-dazzle adjustment
Normal setting
– Push the lever at the bottom of the mirror away from you.
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When the anti-dazzle function is activated the interior mirror will
darken automatically according to the amount of light it receives
(for example from the headlights of a vehicle behind). The mirror
will not darken automatically:
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•
•
when the interior lighting is switched on
Exterior mirrors
when reverse gear is engaged
The exterior mirrors are adjusted electrically.
WARNING
Electrolyte fluid can leak from a broken mirror. This fluid can cause
irritation to the skin, eyes, and respiratory organs. Wash thoroughly with clean water should you come into contact with this
fluid. Seek medical assistance if needed.
Caution
Electrolyte fluid leaking from a broken mirror can cause damage to
plastic surfaces. Use a sponge or similar to remove the fluid as soon
as possible.
•
Note
If you switch off the anti-dazzle function for the interior mirror,
this will also deactivate the anti-dazzle function for the exterior
mirrors.
•
The automatic anti-dazzle function will only work properly if the
sun blind* for the rear window is not in use and there are no other
objects preventing light from reaching the interior mirror.
•
Do not attach any stickers to the windscreen in front of the
sensors, as these could lead to malfunctioning of the mirror.
Fig. 68 Detail of the
armrest: Adjuster knob
Adjusting exterior mirrors
L (left exterior mirror)
– Turn the adjuster knob to position A
R (right exterior mirror) ⇒ fig. 68.
or position A
– Move the knob as required to adjust the exterior mirror
for a good rearward view.
Heated mirrors
– Turn the knob to position
A .
A
Retracting both exterior mirrors*
– Turn the knob to position
B .
A
The mirrors are heated depending on the outside temperature until
the ignition is switched off, even if the knob is no longer in position
A .
A
It may be advisable to retract* the exterior mirrors to protect them
when parking or when driving through tight spaces.
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Memory for exterior mirrors*
Applies to vehicles: with automatic anti-dazzle adjustment for exterior mirrors
On vehicles with memory function for the driver's seat, the setting
of the exterior mirrors is automatically stored together with the seat
position ⇒ page 72.
Automatic anti-dazzle adjustment for exterior
mirrors
Tilting function for exterior mirror on passenger side*
(only if equipped with memory for exterior mirrors)
When reverse gear is engaged, the mirror surface tilts slightly
downwards, provided the mirror control is switched to the exterior
R ⇒ page 66,
mirror on the passenger's side (knob in position A
fig. 68). This provides a better view of the kerb when parking.
The mirror returns to its original position when reverse gear is
disengaged and the vehicle is driven forwards at a speed above
about 15 km/h. The mirror will also return to its original position
when the adjuster knob is turned to the position for the driver's
L or when the ignition is switched off.
exterior mirror A
If the position of the mirror surface is changed while the mirror is
tilted, this new position is automatically stored and assigned to the
remote control key when you disengage reverse gear.
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The exterior mirrors darken together with the automatically
adjusting interior mirror. When the ignition is on, the mirrors will
darken automatically according to the amount of light received (for
example from the headlights of a vehicle behind).
When the interior lights are switched on, or when reverse gear is
engaged, the mirrors revert to their original (i.e. not darkened)
condition.
WARNING
Electrolyte fluid can leak from a broken mirror. This fluid can cause
irritation to the skin, eyes, and respiratory organs. Wash thoroughly with clean water should you come into contact with this
fluid. Seek medical assistance if needed.
Caution
•
Caution
Convex or wide-angle* exterior mirrors give a larger field of
vision. However, they also make objects appear further away than
they actually are. For this reason, you should not rely on these
mirrors for judging the distance of vehicles behind.
•
If one of the mirror housings is knocked out of position (e.g.
when parking), the mirrors must first be fully retracted with the electric control. Do not readjust the mirror housing by hand, as this will
interfere with the mirror adjuster function.
Electrolyte fluid leaking from a broken mirror can cause damage to
the paintwork or plastic surfaces. Use a sponge or similar to remove
the fluid as soon as possible.
•
Note
If you switch off the anti-dazzle function for the interior mirror,
this will also deactivate the anti-dazzle function for the exterior
mirrors.
•
The automatic anti-dazzle function will only work properly if the
sun blind* for the rear window is not in use and there are no other
objects preventing light from reaching the interior mirror.
Note
If the electrical adjustment should ever fail to operate, the mirrors
can be adjusted by hand by lightly pressing the edge of the mirror
glass.
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Digital compass
Applies to vehicles: with digital compass
Applies to vehicles: with digital compass
The correct compass calibration zone must first be set
before the compass can give an accurate reading.
Setting the correct compass calibration zone
Activating and deactivating the compass
The compass direction will appear in the mirror.
Fig. 69 Interior mirror:
activated digital
compass
– To switch the compass on and off, press and hold
A until the compass display in the mirror
button A
⇒ fig. 69 appears or disappears.
The digital compass only works when the ignition is on. The points
of the compass are displayed as follows: N (North), NE (North East),
E (East), SE (South East), S (South), SW (South West), W (West), NW
(North West).
Note
To avoid inaccurate compass readings, do not hold any remote
controls or other electrical devices or metal objects near the interior
mirror.
Fig. 70 Map of compass calibration zones
A ⇒ fig. 69 until the currently set
– Press and hold button A
zone number is displayed on the interior mirror.
A repeatedly until the correct zone number
– Press button A
appears. The adjustment mode will be ended automatically after a few seconds.
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Applies to vehicles: with digital compass
Calibrating compass
The compass must be re-calibrated if the display is incorrect or inaccurate.
A until the letter C appears in the
– Press and hold button A
interior mirror.
– Drive in a circle at a speed of about 10 km/h until a point
of the compass is displayed in the interior mirror.
WARNING
Calibrate your compass at a location where there is no traffic so
that you do not endanger yourself or other road users (accident
risk).
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Seats and storage
Electric adjustment of front seats
Applies to vehicles: with electric seat adjustment
Applies to vehicles: with electric seat adjustment
You can use the electrical adjustment to set the position,
angle and shape of the seat so that you can travel in a
safe and comfortable sitting position.
Seat adjuster controls
The arrangement of the switches corresponds with the
design of the seats.
Seat adjustment
Before adjusting your seat, please read and observe the
warnings ⇒
.
Adjusting contour of lumbar support
A to increase or
– Press the front or rear of switch A
decrease the curvature of the lumbar support as
required.
Adjusting height of lumbar support
Fig. 71 Front seat:
Adjuster controls
The adjustment switches for the seat and backrest correspond with
the design of the seat. The seats can be adjusted simply by pressing
the corresponding switch in the required direction.
Adjuster controls
A
A
B
A
C
A
D
A
Lumbar support
Seat adjuster
Height adjuster for backrest and head restraint
Thigh support*
A to move the
– Press the top or bottom of adjuster switch A
lumbar support upwards or downwards as required.
Moving seat backwards or forwards
– Press switch
B ⇒ fig. 71 forwards or backwards.
A
Adjusting seat height
– Press switch
B up or down.
A
Raising/lowering seat at front
– Press the front of switch
B up or down.
A
Raising/lowering seat at rear
– Press the rear of switch
B up or down.
A
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Adjusting backrest angle
– Press switch
Applies to vehicles: with electric seat adjustment
Easy-entry function
A forwards or backwards.
C
The easy-entry function gives improved access to the rear
seats.
Adjusting head restraint height
– Press switch
71
C up or down.
A
Extending or shortening the thigh support*
D below the seat cushion. The front seat
– Lift the control A
cushion will spring forward.
– Slide the seat cushion back to the normal position after
each use.
Fig. 72 Driver's seat:
easy-entry controls
WARNING
•
Never adjust the driver's seat when the vehicle is moving - this
could lead to an accident.
Tipping the front backrests forward
The electrical seat adjustment also works when the ignition is
off and when the key is not in the ignition. To avoid accidental injuries, never leave children unattended in the vehicle.
– Tip the backrest forward and down.
•
Be careful when adjusting the seat height. Careless or uncontrolled use of the height adjustment can cause injuries.
Moving the front seats forward
•
– Press and hold the switch
desired position.
•
Do not drive with the backrests of the front seats reclined too
far as otherwise the seat belt and airbag could fail to restrain the
wearer properly in an accident, possibly leading to injury.
– Pull up the lever ⇒ fig. 72.
A until the seat reaches the
A
Moving the front seats back
B until the seat reaches the
– Press and hold the switch A
desired position. The seat will stop automatically when it
has moved back to its original position.
The front backrests can be tipped forward for easier access to the
rear seats (the head restraints will be retracted automatically). At
the same time, the front seats can also be moved forwards and
backwards as required.
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When the front seats are moved forward, their original positions are
stored in a memory. The seats then stop automatically in this position when they are moved back. If you want to move one of the seats
B and press it again.
back further, release the switch A
The head restraints on the front seats retract automatically
(depending on the seat height setting) when the backrests are
tipped forward, and move back to their original positions when the
backrests are returned to the upright position.
Storing and recalling settings
You can store and recall the settings for two different drivers using
the recall buttons 1 and 2 ⇒ fig. 73 ⇒ page 72.
In addition, the current settings are automatically stored when you
lock the vehicle and assigned to the remote control key that is being
used. When you unlock the vehicle, the system automatically recalls
the settings stored on that remote control key.
Switching seat memory on and off
Note
The easy-entry switches on the relevant seat are out of action when
the driver's or passenger's doors are closed.
Seat memory
The seat memory will be out of action if the ON/OFF switch is in the
raised position (press and release). The word OFF will then light up
in the ON/OFF switch.
The stored settings will all remain in the memory. We recommend
using the ON/OFF switch to deactivate the seat memory when the
vehicle is being driven temporarily by a different driver whose
settings do not need to be stored in the system.
Applies to vehicles: with seat memory
Memory for driver's seat
Applies to vehicles: with seat memory
You can use the recall buttons in the driver's door to store
and recall the seat adjustments for two drivers.
Storing and recalling settings
The ON/OFF switch must be in its down position (pressed
in) before you can store and recall the desired settings.
Storing settings
– Adjust the driver's seat as required.
– Adjust both exterior mirrors.
Fig. 73 Driver's door:
Seat memory
As well as the driver's seat position, the seat memory will store and
recall the exterior mirror settings (if the vehicle is equipped accordingly):
– Press and hold the SET button. At the same time press
one of the recall buttons for at least a second.
– Then release the buttons. The settings are now stored on
the selected recall button.
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Applies to vehicles: with seat memory
– If the driver's door is open, press the desired recall
button briefly.
– If the driver's door is closed, press and hold down the
desired recall button until the programmed settings are
reached.
Activating memory for remote control key
The relevant function must be activated on the sound
system or MMI so that the settings stored in the memory
can be recalled using the remote control key.
A tone will sound and the diode in the SET button ⇒ page 72,
fig. 73 will light up to confirm that the settings have been stored.
When you lock the vehicle the current settings are automatically
stored and assigned to the remote control key. However, the
settings assigned to the remote control key will not overwrite the
settings stored on recall buttons 1 and 2. The settings stored on the
recall buttons can be called up at any time. When you unlock the
vehicle, the settings assigned to the remote control key are recalled
automatically.
If your vehicle is also driven by other persons using your remote
control key, it is advisable to store your personal settings on one of
the recall buttons. You can then recall your own settings at any time
simply by pressing the corresponding recall button. When you lock
the vehicle these settings are then stored automatically and
assigned once again to the remote control key.
Fig. 74 MMI display:
Driver's seat
– Select: Function selector button CAR > Seat adjustment
> Driver's seat > Remote control key > on.
WARNING
•
For safety reasons, never recall seat settings when the vehicle
is moving - this could lead to an accident.
•
In an emergency the recall function can be stopped at any time
by pressing the ON/OFF switch, or by briefly pressing any of the
recall buttons.
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Head restraints
Lowering head restraint
– Take hold of the sides of the head restraint.
Adjusting the front head restraints
In combination with properly worn seat belts, the head
restraints offer effective protection. However, they must
always be properly adjusted to suit the height of the occupant.
– Press button
downwards.
A ⇒ fig. 75 and push the head restraint
A
Electric height adjustment*
– Press the switch ⇒ fig. 76 up or down to move the head
restraint to the desired height.
– You should adjust the head restraint so that the top of
the head restraint is at least at eye level, or higher
⇒ fig. 75.
For best protection, the top of the head restraint should be at least
at eye level, or higher.
Fig. 75 Front seat:
Adjusting head
restraint
The height of the head restraints is adjustable. They should be set
to suit the height of the occupant. In combination with the seat
belts, the head restraints offer effective protection, provided they
are properly adjusted.
Adjusting the rear head restraints
Fig. 76 Front seat:
Adjusting head
restraint (electric
adjustment*)
Raising head restraint
– Take hold of the sides of the head restraint with both
hands.
– Push the head restraint upwards.
Fig. 77 Rear seats:
Head restraint
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Raising head restraint
Adjusting armrest
– Take hold of the sides of the head restraint with both
hands.
– To adjust the position of the armrest, pull the armrest all
the way down.
– Push the head restraint upwards as far as it will go.
– Then lift the armrest gradually until it engages in the
desired position.
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Lowering head restraint
– Take hold of the sides of the head restraint.
Moving armrest
A ⇒ page 74, fig. 77 and push the head
– Press the button A
restraint downwards.
– You can move the armrest backwards or forwards
⇒ fig. 78.
For best protection, the top of the head restraint should be at least
at eye level, or higher.
When the rear seats are not occupied the head restraints should be
moved to the lowest position so that they do not obstruct the
driver's field of vision.
Please note that the armrest can restrict the driver's movements
when it is lowered. The armrest should therefore be moved back
before driving in city traffic.
There is a storage compartment underneath the armrest.
Luggage compartment
Applies to vehicles: with front armrest
Front armrest
Loading the luggage compartment
The armrest can be adjusted to several positions and
moved back and forwards.
Loads in the luggage compartment should be safely
secured.
Fig. 78 Armrest
between driver's seat
and front passenger's
seat
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Fig. 79 Heavy items
should be placed as far
forwards as possible.
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To maintain safe handling on the road, please observe the
following points:
Applies to vehicles: with fastening rings
– Distribute the weight as evenly as possible.
There are four fastening rings in the luggage compartment which can be used to secure loads.
– Position heavy items as far forward as possible
⇒ page 75, fig. 79.
Fastening rings
– Secure the load with the luggage net* or with non-elastic
straps secured to the fastening rings* ⇒ page 76.
WARNING
•
Unsecured objects in the luggage compartment can suddenly
shift and cause changes in the handling of the vehicle.
•
In an accident or a sudden manoeuvre, loose objects in the
passenger compartment can be flung forward and possibly injure
vehicle occupants.
•
Always store objects in the luggage compartment and secure
with suitable straps. This is especially important for heavy
objects.
•
When you transport heavy objects, always keep in mind that a
change of the centre of gravity can also cause changes in vehicle
handling.
•
Please observe the important safety warnings ⇒ page 152,
“Safe driving”.
Note
Adjust the tyre pressure to match the vehicle loading - the correct
pressures are specified on the sticker on the end face of the driver's
door.
Fig. 80 Location of
fastening rings in
luggage compartment
– Use the fastening rings to secure the load ⇒ fig. 80
-arrows-.
– Please refer to the safety notes ⇒ page 159.
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Applies to vehicles: with stretch net
Stretch net / retaining net
The stretch net / retaining net can be used to secure light
items in the luggage compartment.
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– Pull down the retaining hooks at the top of the luggage
compartment. Pull up the net and attach the loops of the
net to the retaining hooks.
You can also use the retaining hooks ⇒ fig. 82 to secure light items
of luggage, such as shopping bags, etc.
The hooks will fold up again by themselves when not in use.
WARNING
The retaining net should only be used to hold objects weighing up
to 5 kg. Heavier objects cannot be safely secured (injury risk).
Fig. 81 Stretch net laid
out
Side storage compartment
The DVD player for the navigation system* is located in
the left side compartment in the luggage compartment.
Fig. 82 Stretch net
attached in position as
retaining net
Fig. 83 Luggage
compartment: Side
trim with closed
storage compartment
Stretch net
– First secure the front hooks in the fastening rings
⇒ fig. 81.
– Then secure the rear hooks in the fastening rings.
Retaining net
– Secure the hooks of the retaining net to the fastening
rings at the bottom of the tail panel ⇒ fig. 82.
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Applies to vehicles: with folding backrests
Extending the luggage compartment from the
boot
The backrests can be folded forwards to increase the
storage space.
Fig. 84 Luggage
compartment: DVD
player for navigation
system
– To open the storage compartment, pull the handle
⇒ page 77, fig. 83.
DVD player for navigation system*
Fig. 85 Release lever in
luggage compartment
The DVD player for the navigation system is located in this storage
compartment ⇒ fig. 84 in the luggage compartment. For more
information, please refer to the Infotainment/MMI Operating
Manual.
Fig. 86 Safety knob
Releasing and folding down backrest
– When you pull the release lever ⇒ fig. 85 in the direction
A ⇒ fig. 86 will pop up and
of the arrow, the safety knob A
the red marking on the knob will become visible.
– Fold down the backrest.
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Returning backrest to an upright position
– Push the backrest up again until it engages securely
A ⇒ page 78,
⇒
. The red marking on the safety knob A
fig. 86 should no longer be visible when the backrest is
properly secured.
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Applies to vehicles: with folding backrests
Extending the luggage compartment from
inside the vehicle
The backrests can be folded forwards to increase the
storage space.
When the backrest is properly engaged in its upright position, it can
be locked and unlocked with the key. This prevents unauthorised
access to the luggage compartment from inside the vehicle.
The luggage compartment can only be extended from the boot
when the backrest is not locked with the key.
WARNING
The rear backrest must always be securely latched so that objects
stored in the luggage compartment will not fly forward during
sudden braking.
Caution
When returning the backrest to an upright position, make sure that
the seat belts for the rear seats are in their guides so that they
cannot be caught up and damaged in the catches for the backrest.
It is also important to remove any other objects from the rear seats
to avoid damaging the backrest when folding it forwards.
Fig. 87 Release handle
on backrest
Folding down backrest
A ⇒ fig. 87 in the
– When you pull the release handle A
B will pop up and
direction of the arrow, the safety knob A
the red marking on the knob will become visible.
– Fold down the backrest.
Returning backrest to an upright position
– Push the backrest up until it engages securely ⇒
. The
B should no longer be
red marking on the safety knob A
visible when the backrest is properly secured.
When the backrest is properly engaged in its upright position, the
release handle can be locked and unlocked with the key. This
prevents unauthorised access to the luggage compartment from
inside the vehicle.
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WARNING
Caution
The rear backrest must always be securely latched so that objects
stored in the luggage compartment will not fly forward during
sudden braking.
When returning the backrest to an upright position, make sure that
the seat belts for the rear seats are in their guides so that they
cannot be caught up and damaged in the catches for the backrest.
Storage shelf
Caution
When returning the backrest to an upright position, make sure that
the seat belts for the rear seats are in their guides so that they
cannot be caught up and damaged in the catches for the backrest.
The storage shelf behind the rear backrest should only be
used to store light articles of clothing.
WARNING
Applies to vehicles: with folding backrests
Do not store any heavy or hard objects on the storage shelf. They
could cause injury if the brakes are applied suddenly.
Locking the backrest
Caution
Please note that hard objects could chafe against the wires of the
heating element in the rear window and cause damage.
Note
Fig. 88 Locking the
backrest
– Turn the key ⇒ fig. 88 to the right to lock the backrest.
– Turn the key to the left to unlock the backrest.
When the backrest is properly engaged in its upright position, the
release handle can be locked and unlocked with the key. This
prevents unauthorised access to the luggage compartment from
inside the vehicle.
Make sure that the slots between the rear window and the storage
shelf are kept clear to ensure unimpaired ventilation.
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– Fold the cover of the load-through hatch back up from
inside the vehicle until it engages.
Applies to vehicles: with load-through hatch
Load-through hatch
You can use the load-through hatch and bag to transport
objects safely inside the vehicle.
– Fold up the centre armrest again if desired.
– Close the boot lid.
WARNING
Loose objects must be transported in the bag, as the bag can be
secured. Individual objects cannot be secured - Risk of accident!
Fig. 89 In the rear seat:
Opening the lid of the
load-through hatch
•
Note
You can also open the load-through hatch from the luggage
compartment. Press down the release catch and push the cover
forwards.
•
Opening the load-through hatch
– In the passenger compartment, pull down the centre rear
armrest.
– Pull the release catch ⇒ fig. 89 -arrow- and fold the cover
of the load-through hatch down into the passenger
compartment.
– Open the boot lid.
The load-through hatch can be locked and unlocked from inside
the vehicle using the emergency key ⇒ fig. 89.
Applies to vehicles: with load-through hatch
Securing the transport bag
The transport bag must be secured in the luggage
compartment.
– Working from the luggage compartment, push the bag
through the opening.
– Secure the bag ⇒ page 81.
Closing the load-through hatch
– Open the boot lid.
Fig. 90 Luggage
compartment:
Securing the bag
– Take the bag out of the load-through hatch.
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•
These carrier units form the basic elements of a complete roof
carrier system. Special fixtures must then be added in order to
safely transport luggage, bicycles, skis, surf boards or boats on the
roof. All the elements of this system are available from Audi dealers.
Caution
Fig. 91 Securing the
objects in the bag
Any damage to the vehicle caused by the use of other types of roof
rack or incorrect installation will not be covered by the factory
warranty. The roof carrier system must therefore be installed exactly
according to the instructions provided.
Securing the bag in the luggage compartment
– Two belts with hooks are attached to the bottom side of
the bag. Engage the hooks into the rear fastening rings
in the luggage compartment ⇒ page 81, fig. 90.
Attachment points
The roof carrier must be attached at the marked points
only.
Securing the objects in the bag
– Pull the free end of the belt tight to secure it ⇒ fig. 91.
Note
If the bag is damp or wet, allow it to dry before putting it away.
Roof carrier
Fig. 92 Attachment
points for carrier units
Description
Additional loads can be transported using the roof carrier.
Note the following points if you intend to carry loads on the roof:
•
The rain channels are moulded into the roof as part of the aerodynamic roof design. It is therefore not possible to mount conventional roof luggage racks. We recommend using the carrier units
from the range of Audi Genuine accessories.
Mounting
The front feet of the carrier units must be fitted exactly onto the
A between the side frame and the roof frame trim
locating pins A
⇒ fig. 92. The pins come into view when you push the sealing lip
back off the roof frame trim using the tool supplied with the roof
B are marked by two small
carrier. The rear attachment points A
arrows on the top edge of the side window.
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Cup holders
Roof load
Loads carried on the roof must be securely attached. The
car's handling is affected when transporting loads.
The maximum permissible roof load for your vehicle is 75 kg. The
load limit applies to the combined weight of the carrier system and
the load itself.
It will not be possible to carry the full maximum load if the roof
carrier you are using is rated for a load which is less than this figure.
Do not exceed the maximum weight limit for the roof carrier, which
is listed in the fitting instructions.
Fig. 93 Centre console:
Front cup holder
WARNING
•
To prevent accidents, loads carried on the roof must be
securely attached.
•
Do not exceed the maximum roof load for the vehicle, the
maximum axle loads or the maximum gross vehicle weight, as this
could cause an accident.
•
When transporting heavy or bulky loads on the roof, bear in
mind that the car's handling is affected by the extra weight on the
roof and a possible susceptibility to cross winds. Adjust your
speed and driving style accordingly to avoid accidents.
Fig. 94 Cup holder in
rear armrest
Front cup holder
– Two drinks can be placed in this cup holder ⇒ fig. 93.
For the sake of the environment
The increased air resistance when the roof carrier is fitted means
that the vehicle uses more fuel. For this reason you should always
take off the roof carrier when it is not in use.
Opening rear cup holder
– Press the symbol 
A ⇒ fig. 94.
A
Placing drinks in rear cup holder
– To adjust the arm of the cup holder
direction indicated by the arrow.
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– Position the cup in the holder and let go of the arm. The
arm will move back automatically to secure the cup.
Closing cup holder
Ashtrays
Front ashtray
– Press the middle piece between the two arms and push
the cup holder back into the shaft as far as it will go.
The retainer arm should be positioned against the drinks container
so that it is held securely.
One or two drink containers can be held in the centre armrest.
WARNING
Fig. 95 Centre console:
Ashtray open
•
Do not put any hot drinks in the cup holders while the vehicle
is moving. You could be scalded if the hot liquid is spilt.
•
Do not use hard china cups or glasses. These could cause injury
in the event of an accident.
Opening ashtray
– Slide the cover open.
Closing ashtray
Caution
You should avoid putting open drinks containers in the cup holders.
The drinks could otherwise spill over and cause damage to e.g. the
electrical equipment or the seat covers.
– Lightly press the cover to make the ashtray close automatically.
Removing ashtray
– Slide the switch
ashtray.
A ⇒ fig. 95 to the right to release the
A
– Take out the ashtray
B ⇒ fig. 95.
A
Inserting ashtray
– Insert the ashtray and press it into its mountings.
WARNING
Never put waste paper in the ashtray, as this could cause a fire.
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Cigarette lighter and electrical
sockets
Rear ashtray
Cigarette lighter
The 12 Volt socket for the cigarette lighter can also be
used as a power source for other electrical appliances.
Fig. 96 Rear centre
console: Ashtray
Opening ashtray
– Pull the front lip of the ashtray
tion of the arrow.
B ⇒ fig. 96 in the direcA
Fig. 97 Front ashtray
(open)
Removing ashtray
– Press down the retainer
A and take out the ashtray.
A
Using cigarette lighter
Inserting ashtray
– Open the cover of the front ashtray.
– Place the ashtray in the holder.
– Press in the cigarette lighter knob.
– Wait for the lighter to spring out.
WARNING
– Pull out the cigarette lighter immediately.
Never put waste paper in the ashtray, as this could cause a fire.
– Use the glowing heater element of the cigarette lighter to
light your cigarette.
– Put the cigarette lighter back in its socket.
Operating electrical socket
– Take out the cigarette lighter.
– Insert the plug of the electrical appliance into the cigarette lighter socket.
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The cigarette lighter employs a standard 12 Volt socket which can
also be used as a power source for electrical appliances. The appliances connected to the socket must not exceed a power rating of
100 W.
Applies to vehicles: with 12 Volt sockets
12 Volt sockets
Electrical equipment can be connected to both 12 Volt
sockets.
WARNING
•
Take care when using the cigarette lighter. Carelessness or
negligence when using the cigarette lighter can cause burns.
•
The cigarette lighter also works when the ignition is off and
when the ignition key is removed. To avoid the risk of fire, never
leave children unsupervised in the vehicle.
•
The electrical sockets and any appliances connected to them
will operate only when the ignition is switched on. Improper use
of the electrical sockets or the appliances connected to them can
cause injuries or fire. To avoid the risk of injury, never leave children unsupervised in the vehicle with the key.
Fig. 98 Detail of the
side trim in the
luggage compartment:
12 Volt socket
Caution
Always use the correct type of plugs to avoid damaging the sockets.
Note
Using electrical appliances with the engine switched off will drain
the battery.
Fig. 99 Electrical
socket in the centre
console
Electrical socket in luggage compartment and
front centre console
– Open the cover cap concealing the socket ⇒ fig. 98.
– Insert the plug of the electrical appliance into the socket.
Electrical socket in rear centre console
– Fold up the lid ⇒ page 87, fig. 100 to access the socket.
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– Insert the plug of the electrical appliance into the socket.
Electrical equipment can be connected to the 12 Volt socket. The
appliances connected to the socket must not exceed a power rating
of 100 W.
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Applies to vehicles: with 230 Volt Euro socket
On-board 230 Volt Euro socket
Electrical equipment can be connected to the 230 Volt
Euro socket in the rear centre console.
WARNING
The electrical sockets and any appliances connected to them will
operate only when the ignition is switched on. Improper use of the
electrical sockets or the appliances connected to them can cause
injuries or fire. To avoid the risk of injury, never leave children
unsupervised in the vehicle with the key.
•
Fig. 100 Rear centre
console: 230 Volt Euro
socket
Caution
To avoid damage to the vehicle's electrical system, never
connect equipment that generates electrical current, such as a solar
panel or battery charger, to the 12 Volt sockets or cigarette lighter in
order to charge the vehicle's battery.
•
Use only equipment which has been tested for electromagnetic
compatibility in compliance with EC Directive 2004/104/EC.
Note
The 230 Volt Euro socket can only be used when the engine
is running ⇒
.
– Fold up the lid to access the socket.
– Plug the Euro connector into the socket. This will automatically release the child safety device.
LED in electrical socket
Using electrical appliances with the engine switched off will drain
the battery.
Steady green light:
The socket is ready for use.
Flashing red light:
The socket has tripped out due
to a power surge, overheating or
similar
Appliances suitable for connection
Electrical equipment with a Euro plug connector can be connected
to the 230 Volt Euro socket. The appliances connected to the
230 Volt Euro socket must not exceed a power rating of 150 W
(300 W peak power).
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If you connect more than one appliance, the total power rating of all
appliances must not exceed 150 W. If necessary, check the type
plates on the connected appliances for details of the power ratings.
Connected appliances must be in perfect condition and free of
defects.
WARNING
•
•
If the power drawn by the connected appliances is above 150 W,
the inverter in the socket will get warm. The inverter will trip out if
the temperature exceeds a certain limit. The inverter can trip out on
hot days even when an appliance with a suitable power rating is
used. The inverter will switch on again automatically after it has
cooled down. Appliances which are already connected and
switched on will be activated again automatically ⇒
.
•
Do not connect lamps which contain a neon tube. For technical
reasons, this may damage the lamp.
Heavy appliances or plugs (such as power supply units) can
damage the mounting of the 230 Volt Euro socket if they are
suspended directly from the socket – Risk of injury!
•
Make sure that all connected appliances are securely stowed
when driving to prevent them from being catapulted through the
car under braking or in an accident – Danger to life!
•
•
•
Never spill liquid over the socket – Danger to life! If the socket
does get wet, ensure that it is absolutely dry before using it again.
•
Improper use of the electrical socket or appliances connected
to it can cause injuries or fire – Risk of injury!
•
Do not connect 115 Volt appliances to the 230 Volt Euro socket.
This may cause irreparable damage to the appliance. Check the type
plate on the appliance if you are unsure of the voltage rating.
With some power supplies (e.g. on laptop computers), the integrated surge suppressor prevents the equipment from being
switched on because the starting current is too high. If this
happens, please disconnect the power supply unit from the load
and wait for about 10 seconds before re-connecting.
Never leave children unattended in the vehicle while the engine
is running – Risk of injury!
•
Connected appliances behave differently than when they are
connected to the public electricity grid. As a result, the connected
appliances may become hot during operation – Risk of injury!
•
•
•
When using adapters or extension cables, please remember
that the child safety device on the 230 Volt Euro socket is deactivated and the socket is live – Risk of injury!
•
Do not insert conductive materials, such as knitting needles,
into the contacts of the 230 Volt Euro socket – Danger to life!
•
Switch off the connected electrical appliances if the inverter
trips out due to overheating – Risk of injury!
•
Caution
Please observe the operating instructions for the connected
appliances.
Note
Unshielded equipment can cause interference on the radio, TV
and vehicle's electrical system.
The Euro socket has an integrated child safety device. There is no
power at the socket until the Euro connector is fully inserted.
•
Some appliances may not function normally due to the lower
power rating (wattage).
•
The socket can be operated with 115 Volt power supplies, as is
the case in certain countries. In this case, a different type of inverter
must be installed in the vehicle. Retrofit kits are available from your
Audi dealer. Do not connect 115 Volt appliances to the 230 Volt Euro
socket.
•
Interference can occur on the radio's AM waveband if electrical
appliances are used near the rear window aerial.
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Opening glove box
Overview
– Pull the catch on the lid in the direction indicated (arrow)
⇒ fig. 101 and open the lid.
There are several storage compartments at various points
in the vehicle.
Glove box
⇒ page 89
Compartment for (sun)glasses in headliner
⇒ page 89
⇒ page 90
First-aid kit
⇒ page 244
Side storage compartment in luggage
compartment
⇒ page 77
Warning triangle
⇒ page 244
Closing glove box
– Close the lid and push it in until it engages.
The glove box lid has separate holders for a pen and a note pad.
On the right-hand side of the glove box there is a holder with a key
shell. In order to start the engine with the spare key, it has to be
clipped into this shell.
Storage compartments in the front seats ⇒ page 90
Coat hooks
89
WARNING
To avoid the risk of injuries, always keep the glove box lid closed
when driving.
Compartment for (sun)glasses in headliner
Glove box
The glove box is equipped with a lock* and a light.
Fig. 102 Compartment
for (sun)glasses in
headliner
Fig. 101 Glove box
– To open the cover, lightly press the panel ⇒ fig. 102
(arrow). The cover will then open by itself.
– To close the cover, push it upwards until it engages.
Controls
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WARNING
Always keep the compartment cover closed while the vehicle is in
motion to reduce the risk of injury during a sudden braking
manoeuvre or in the event of an accident.
Coat hooks
The coat hooks are located on the rear side of the B-pillars
(in the rear passenger compartment).
WARNING
•
Please make sure that any items of clothing hanging from the
coat hooks do not obstruct your view to the rear.
•
Only use the coat hooks for light items of clothing and make
sure that there are no heavy or sharp objects in the pockets.
•
Do not use clothes hangers to hang up the clothing, as this
could interfere with the function of the head-protection
airbags*.
Applies to vehicles: with storage compartments in the front seats
Storage compartments in front seats
There is a fold-out drawer in the front part of each front
seat.
Opening
– Pull the handle to open the compartment.
Closing
– Close the lid and push it in until it engages.
Note
The storage compartment will hold a maximum weight of 1 kg.
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Deluxe automatic air conditioner
Applies to vehicles: with deluxe automatic air conditioner
The compressor also switches off if the coolant temperature is
excessively high, to ensure adequate engine cooling under extreme
loads.
Description
Pollution filter
The air conditioner can be used to set a comfortable interior temperature in the vehicle.
The pollution filter (a particle filter) serves as a barrier against impurities in the outside air, including dust and pollen, and odours. The
air is also filtered when the air recirculation mode is activated.
The air conditioner provides heating and ventilation and also cools
and dehumidifies the air inside the vehicle.
For the air conditioner to work with maximum efficiency, the pollution filter element must be replaced at the intervals specified in the
Service Schedule.
The air conditioner is fully automatic and will maintain the desired
temperature at a constant level. To achieve this, the temperature of
the air supplied to the interior, the blower speed (volume of air
delivery) and the air distribution are regulated automatically. The
system also allows for the effect of strong sunlight, so there is no
need for manual adjustment. For these reasons it is advisable to use
the automatic mode for the comfort of all the passengers in virtually
all conditions throughout the year ⇒ page 93.
Please note:
If the vehicle is driven in areas with a high level of air pollution and
the filter is no longer fully effective, it may be necessary to change
the filter element more frequently.
Key-coded settings
The currently selected air conditioner settings are automatically
stored and assigned to the remote control key.
Power management
The humidity of the air is automatically reduced when the system
cools the interior of the vehicle. This helps to prevent condensation
on the windows.
If the humidity and temperature outside the vehicle are high,
condensation can drip off the evaporator in the air cooling system
and form a pool underneath the vehicle. This is normal and does not
indicate a leak.
If the outside temperature is low, the blower normally only switches
to a higher speed once the coolant has warmed up sufficiently (this
does not apply to the defrost setting).
To prevent the battery from becoming discharged and to maintain
the necessary power level, the system will temporarily shut off the
electrical components that are using a lot of power, or reduce the
current they are consuming ⇒ page 192. Heating systems in particular use a large amount of electrical power. If you notice, for
instance, that the rear window heater is not working, it may have
been temporarily switched off by the power management function,
or regulated to a lower heat output. These systems will be available
again as soon as sufficient electrical power is available.
In order to achieve maximum engine power, the air conditioner
compressor is temporarily switched off when pulling away from a
standstill with full throttle.
Controls
Safety
Driving tips
General maintenance
Self-help
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WARNING
For safety reasons it is important that all the windows are kept
free of ice, snow and condensation. These can cause poor visibility
and lead to an accident. Please familiarise yourself with the operating controls for the air conditioner, including the demist/defrost
functions for the windows.
•
Controls
The controls for the air conditioner at a glance.
Caution
If you suspect that the air conditioner is damaged, switch it off
to prevent further damage and have the system checked by a qualified workshop.
•
Repairs to the Audi air conditioner require specialist knowledge
and special tools. For this reason, please contact a qualified workshop if the system is not working properly.
•
Note
Keep the air intake slots in front of the windscreen clear of snow,
ice and leaves to ensure unimpaired heating and cooling, and to
prevent the windows misting over.
•
The air from the outlets flows through the passenger compartment and out through the slots at the rear of the vehicle. Do not
cover these slots with clothing or other objects.
•
The air conditioner operates most effectively with the windows
and the tilting panorama roof* closed. However, if the vehicle has
heated up after standing in the sun for some time, the air inside can
be cooled more quickly by opening the windows for a short time.
Fig. 103 Controls for deluxe automatic air conditioner
The functions can be set by turning the rotary control and are
switched on and off by briefly pressing the buttons. The LEDs in the
buttons light up when the function is switched on.
Buttons
Function
Page
OFF
Switching on and off
⇒ page 93
AUTO
Automatic mode
⇒ page 93
Rotary controla)
Temperature selection
⇒ page 94

Blower
⇒ page 94

Air recirculation mode
⇒ page 95
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Buttons
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Function
Page

Air distribution
⇒ page 95

Defrosting windows
⇒ page 96

Heated rear window
⇒ page 96
AC
Switching air cooling
on/off
⇒ page 96

Seat heating
⇒ page 112
a)
93
The rotary control is also used to adjust the blower speed, air distribution
and seat heating.
Note
The grille on the control console ⇒ page 92, fig. 103 must be kept
free. Please ensure that it is not covered by stickers or similar. Measuring sensors are located behind it.
Applies to vehicles: with deluxe automatic air conditioner
Switching on and off
Switching on air conditioner
Automatic mode AUTO
The standard operating mode for all seasons.
Switching on automatic mode
– Select a temperature between +16 °C (60 °F) and +28 °C
(84 °F).
– Press the AUTO button.
The automatic mode maintains a constant temperature inside the
vehicle and dehumidifies the air. Air temperature, air delivery and
air distribution are regulated automatically to reach the desired
interior temperature as quickly as possible, and then to maintain
this temperature. The system automatically compensates for any
variations in the outside temperature and for the effect of direct
sunlight.
The automatic temperature regulation only operates at temperature
settings between +16 °C and +28 °C. If a temperature below +16 °C
is selected, LO appears on the display. If a temperature above +28 °C
is selected, the display will show HI. In the two extreme settings the
air conditioner operates continuously with maximum cooling or
heating output, and the temperature is not regulated
automatically.
– Press the OFF button briefly, or
– Press the AUTO button.
Switching off air conditioner
– Press the OFF button to switch off the air conditioner
and cut off the supply of fresh air from outside the
vehicle.
The air conditioner will switch on again if one of the control buttons
is pressed.
Controls
Safety
Driving tips
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Self-help
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Applies to vehicles: with deluxe automatic air conditioner
Applies to vehicles: with deluxe automatic air conditioner
Temperature selection
Blower

The automatically selected blower speed can be reduced
or increased manually if required.
Fig. 104 Rotary control
for temperature selection
Fig. 106 Blower
button and rotary
control
Fig. 105 MMI display:
Temperature setting
Fig. 107 MMI display:
Blower setting
– Turn the rotary control anti-clockwise to reduce the
temperature or clockwise to increase the temperature
⇒ fig. 104.
– Press the button for the blower  .
The temperature setting will be shown on the MMI display
⇒ fig. 105 for a few seconds if the MMI is switched on.
– Turn the rotary control to set the blower to the desired
speed (and regulate the volume of air delivery).
We recommend keeping the blower running at a low setting when
driving slowly.
To prevent fumes or unpleasant smells from entering the vehicle,
switch to the air recirculation mode by pressing the  button.
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The blower speed will be shown on the MMI display ⇒ page 94,
fig. 107 for a few seconds if the MMI is switched on.
•
Note
The blower speed may change automatically. This ensures that
the selected temperature is reached as quickly as possible.
95
WARNING
For reasons of safety you should not leave the air recirculation
switched on for too long. This mode prevents fresh air from
entering the vehicle, so the windows can mist over if the air
cooling is switched off. Bad visibility can cause an accident.
•
The blower speed cannot be regulated separately for the driver
and front passenger sides of the vehicle.
Applies to vehicles: with deluxe automatic air conditioner
Air distribution 
The automatically programmed air distribution can be
altered manually if required.
Applies to vehicles: with deluxe automatic air conditioner
Air recirculation mode 
The air recirculation setting prevents fumes etc. from
entering the interior.
Switching on the air recirculation mode
– Press the  button ⇒
.
Switching off the air recirculation mode
– Press the  button again, or
Fig. 108 Air distribution button and rotary
control
– Press the AUTO button, or
– Press the  button.
In this setting, the air is drawn from the interior of the vehicle,
filtered and continuously recirculated. We recommend using the air
recirculation mode in the following circumstances:
When driving through a tunnel or in queues of traffic, to prevent
fumes entering the interior of the vehicle.
Fig. 109 MMI display:
Air distribution
– Press the button for Distribution  .
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– Turn the rotary control to the desired setting.
You can use the air distribution setting to select the air outlets you
wish to activate. In setting  all the air is directed to the windows,
in setting  the air is directed to the driver (or passenger), and in
setting  to the footwells. In addition to this there are several other
possible combinations, allowing you to adjust the air distribution to
suit individual requirements.
Switch to AUTO for automatic control of the air distribution.
The air distribution setting will be shown on the MMI display
⇒ page 95, fig. 109 for a few seconds if the MMI is switched on.
Applies to vehicles: with deluxe automatic air conditioner
Defrosting 
The windscreen and side windows are defrosted or
demisted as quickly as possible.
– To switch on, press the  button.
– To switch off, press the  button again, or press the
AUTO button.
The rear window heating only works when the engine is running. An
indicator lamp in the button lights up when the rear window heater
is switched on.
Depending on the outside temperature, the rear window heating
switches off automatically after about 10 to 20 minutes.
The rear window heating can be switched on permanently by
pressing the  button for longer than two seconds. It will then
remain on until the ignition is switched off. When the rear window
heating is switched on, this setting will remain activated for 15
minutes after switching off the ignition.
If the engine is started again during this period of 15 minutes, the
rear window heating will be switched on for about 10 to 20 minutes,
depending on the exterior temperature. This means you do not have
to manually switch on the rear window heating again if the vehicle
has only been parked for a short time.
For the sake of the environment
Switch off the heated rear window manually as soon as the rear
window is clear. By saving electrical power you can also save fuel.
Applies to vehicles: with deluxe automatic air conditioner
The temperature is regulated automatically. The air output is
increased to maximum and most of the air comes out of the outlets
below the windscreen.
The air recirculation mode is switched off when the  button is
pressed.
AC mode AC
Deactivating the AC mode
– Press the AC button.
Activating the AC mode
Applies to vehicles: with deluxe automatic air conditioner
Heated rear window 
The rear window heating helps to demist the rear window.
– Press the  button to switch the rear window heating on
and off.
– Press the AC button again.
In the AC mode, the air cooling system is switched on and the
heating and ventilation are regulated automatically.
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Note
If the LED in the AC button should continue to light up when the AC
mode has been switched off (i.e. the air conditioner has been
switched off) this is due to a defect in one of the air conditioner
components. If a malfunction should occur, please contact a qualified workshop.
Applies to vehicles: with deluxe automatic air conditioner
97
– The direction of air delivery from these outlets can be
adjusted horizontally and vertically using the adjuster in
the centre of each outlet grille.
The flow of air from the outlets is controlled either automatically or
1 to
manually, depending on the operating mode selected. Outlets A
4 can provide air which is either heated, unheated, or cooled.
A
Note
Air outlets
The air distribution setting directs the air to the outlets
you select.
When the air conditioner is operating in the cooling mode, the air is
2 and A
3 . To ensure an adequate cooling
directed mainly to outlets A
effect, you should not close these outlets completely.
Applies to vehicles: with deluxe automatic air conditioner
Air outlets for rear passengers
The air outlets for the rear cabin are located in the centre
console.
– The outlets can be opened and closed by turning the
thumbwheels.
– The direction of air delivery from these outlets can be
adjusted horizontally and vertically using the adjuster in
the centre of each outlet grille.
The flow of air from the outlets is controlled either automatically or
manually, depending on the operating mode selected. All the
outlets can provide air which is either heated, unheated, or cooled.
The heater outlets for the rear footwells are located under the front
seats.
Fig. 110 Dashboard: Location of air outlets
Air outlets
2 and A
3
A
– The outlets can be opened and closed by turning the
thumbwheels next to them.
Controls
Safety
Driving tips
Note
When the air conditioner is operating in the cooling mode the air is
directed mainly to the outlets in the centre console. To ensure an
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adequate cooling effect, you should not close these outlets
completely.
Deluxe automatic air conditioner basic settings
Applies to vehicles: with deluxe automatic air conditioner
Applies to vehicles: with deluxe automatic air conditioner
Economical operation of the air conditioner
General notes
Economical operation of the air conditioner will help to
save fuel.
You can change the basic settings for the air conditioner
on the MMI* or on the sound system control console.
When the air conditioner is operating in the cooling mode it
reduces engine power and increases fuel consumption. To
ensure that the cooling mode is activated only when really
necessary, please note the following points:
– Switch off the cooling mode by pressing the AC button
(LED off) if you wish to save fuel.
– You should also switch off the cooling mode by pressing
the AC button (LED off) if you open the windows or the
tilting panorama roof* while driving.
Fig. 111 MMI display:
AC menu option
– If the vehicle has heated up after standing in the sun,
open the windows and doors for a short time to cool the
vehicle.
For the sake of the environment
By saving fuel you also reduce the amount of pollutants emitted
from your vehicle.
Fig. 112 MMI display:
Setup AC
– Press the function selector button marked CAR .
– Press the control button for AC ⇒ fig. 1112) .
2)
The display for the MMI basic differs slightly.
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– Select the desired air conditioner settings using the
rotary pushbutton ⇒ page 98, fig. 112.
The humidity of the air is automatically reduced when the system
cools the interior of the vehicle. This helps to prevent condensation
on the windows.
The following functions are available:
If the humidity and temperature outside the vehicle are high,
condensation can drip off the evaporator in the air cooling system
and form a pool underneath the vehicle. This is normal and does not
indicate a leak.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Auxiliary heating* ⇒ page 108
Auxiliary ventilation* ⇒ page 108
Running time* ⇒ page 111
99
If the outside temperature is low, the blower normally only switches
to a higher speed once the coolant has warmed up sufficiently (this
does not apply to the defrost setting).
Timer status* ⇒ page 110
Timer 1* ⇒ page 110
Timer 2* ⇒ page 110
In order to achieve maximum engine power, the air conditioner
compressor is temporarily switched off when pulling away from a
standstill with full throttle.
Timer 3* ⇒ page 110
Deluxe automatic air conditioner plus
Applies to vehicles: with deluxe automatic air conditioner plus
The compressor also switches off if the coolant temperature is
excessively high, to ensure adequate engine cooling under extreme
loads.
Description
Pollution filter
The air conditioner is designed to keep the passenger
compartment at the temperature you find most comfortable at all times of the year.
The pollution filter (a combined particle filter and activated charcoal
filter) serves as a barrier against impurities in the outside air,
including dust and pollen, and against unpleasant smells. The air is
also filtered when the air recirculation mode is activated.
The air conditioner provides heating and ventilation and also cools
and dehumidifies the air inside the vehicle.
For the air conditioner to work with maximum efficiency, the pollution filter element must be replaced at the intervals specified in the
Service Schedule.
The air conditioner is fully automatic, and will maintain the desired
temperature at a constant level. To achieve this, the temperature of
the air supplied to the interior, the blower speed (volume of air
delivery) and the air distribution are regulated automatically. The
system also allows for the effect of strong sunlight, so there is no
need for manual adjustment. For these reasons it is advisable to use
the automatic mode for the comfort of all the passengers in virtually
all conditions throughout the year ⇒ page 101.
If the vehicle is driven in areas with a high level of air pollution and
the filter is no longer fully effective, it may be necessary to change
the filter element more frequently.
Key-coded settings
The currently selected air conditioner settings are automatically
stored and assigned to the remote control key.
Please note:
Controls
Safety
Driving tips
General maintenance
Self-help
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Power management
To prevent the battery from becoming discharged and to maintain
the necessary power level, the system will temporarily shut off the
electrical components that are using a lot of power, or reduce the
current they are consuming ⇒ page 192. Heating systems in particular use a large amount of electrical power. If you notice, for
instance, that the rear window heater is not working, it may have
been temporarily switched off by the power management function,
or regulated to a lower heat output. These systems will be available
again as soon as sufficient electrical power is available.
•
The air conditioner operates most effectively with the windows
and the tilting panorama roof* closed. However, if the vehicle has
heated up after standing in the sun for some time, the air inside can
be cooled more quickly by opening the windows for a short time.
Applies to vehicles: with deluxe automatic air conditioner plus
Controls
The controls for the air conditioner at a glance.
WARNING
For safety reasons it is important that all the windows are kept
free of ice, snow and condensation. These can cause poor visibility
and lead to an accident. Please familiarise yourself with the operating controls for the air conditioner, including the demist/defrost
functions for the windows.
•
Caution
If you suspect that the air conditioner is damaged, switch it off
to prevent further damage and have the system checked by a qualified workshop.
•
Repairs to the air conditioning system require specialist knowledge and special tools. For this reason, please contact a qualified
workshop if the system is not working properly.
•
Note
Keep the air intake slots in front of the windscreen clear of snow,
ice and leaves to ensure unimpaired heating and cooling, and to
prevent the windows misting over.
•
The air from the outlets flows through the passenger compartment and out through the slots at the rear of the vehicle. Do not
cover these slots with clothing or other objects.
Fig. 113 Air conditioner controls
The left-hand display shows the temperature selected for the lefthand side, the right-hand display the temperature for the right-hand
side.
The functions can be switched on and off by turning the controls or
briefly pressing the buttons. The LEDs in the buttons light up when
the function is switched on.
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Buttons
Function
Page
OFF
Switching on and off
⇒ page 101
AUTO
Automatic mode - drivers
side/
front passengers side
⇒ page 101
Temperature selection drivers side
Temperature selection front passengers side
⇒ page 102
Switching off air conditioner

Blower - driver's side/
front passenger's side
⇒ page 102
– Press the OFF button for at least 2 seconds to switch off
the air conditioner and cut off the supply of fresh air from
outside the vehicle. The display will show “OFF”.
 b)
Air recirculation mode
⇒ page 103

Air distribution - drivers
side/
front passengers side
⇒ page 104
Temperature control 1a)
Temperature control 2a)
Switching on and off
Switching on air conditioner
– Press the AUTO button.

Defrosting windows
⇒ page 104

Heated rear window
⇒ page 104
AC
Switching air cooling
on/off
⇒ page 105

Seat heating
⇒ page 112
a)
b)
•
The rotary control is also used to adjust the blower speed, air distribution
and seat heating.
The symbol differs slightly on some models.
The air conditioner will switch on again if you operate the temperature control.
Note
You can press the OFF button when the ignition is switched off to
activate the "residual heat" function. The system will then heat the
interior using the remaining heat in the engine coolant.
Applies to vehicles: with deluxe automatic air conditioner plus
Automatic mode AUTO
The standard operating mode for all seasons.
Switching on automatic mode
– Select a temperature between +16 °C (60 °F) and +28 °C
(84 °F).
Note
The grille on the control console ⇒ page 100, fig. 113 must be
kept free. Please ensure that it is not covered by stickers or similar.
Measuring sensors are located behind it.
Controls
– Press the OFF button briefly, or
Safety
Driving tips
– Press the AUTO button.
The automatic mode maintains a constant temperature inside the
vehicle and dehumidifies the air. Air temperature, air delivery and
air distribution are regulated automatically to reach the desired
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interior temperature as quickly as possible, and then to maintain
this temperature. The system automatically compensates for any
variations in the outside temperature and for the effect of direct
sunlight.
The automatic temperature regulation only operates at temperature
settings between +16 °C and +28 °C. If a temperature below +16 °C
is selected, LO appears on the display. If a temperature above +28 °C
is selected, the display will show HI. In the two extreme settings the
air conditioner operates continuously with maximum cooling or
heating output, and the temperature is not regulated
automatically.
Applies to vehicles: with deluxe automatic air conditioner plus
Temperature selection
Separate temperatures can be selected for the driver's
and front passenger's sides.
Fig. 115 MMI display:
Temperature setting
– Turn the rotary control anti-clockwise to reduce the
temperature or clockwise to increase the temperature
⇒ fig. 114.
The temperature setting will be shown on the display of the air
conditioner console. The temperature setting will be shown on the
MMI display ⇒ fig. 115 for a few seconds if the MMI is switched
on.
Applies to vehicles: with deluxe automatic air conditioner plus
Blower 
The automatically selected blower speed can be reduced
or increased manually if required.
Fig. 114 Rotary control
for temperature selection
Fig. 116 Blower
button and rotary
control
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Air recirculation mode 
The air recirculation setting prevents fumes etc. from
entering the interior.
Switching on the air recirculation mode
– Press the  button ⇒
Fig. 117 MMI display:
Blower setting
.
Switching off the air recirculation mode
– Press the  button again, or
– Press the button for the blower  .
– Turn the rotary control to set the blower to the desired
speed (and regulate the volume of air delivery).
– Press the AUTO button, or
– Press the  button.
The air conditioning system automatically regulates the blower
speed according to the interior temperature. However, you can also
adjust the blower speed manually.
In this setting, the air is drawn from the interior of the vehicle,
filtered and continuously recirculated. We recommend using the air
recirculation mode in the following circumstances:
The blower speed will be shown on the MMI display ⇒ fig. 117 for a
few seconds if the MMI is switched on.
When driving through a tunnel or in queues of traffic, to prevent
fumes entering the interior of the vehicle.
•
WARNING
Note
The blower speed may change automatically. This ensures that
the selected temperature is reached as quickly as possible.
•
The blower speed cannot be regulated separately for the driver
and front passenger sides of the vehicle.
Controls
Safety
Driving tips
For reasons of safety you should not leave the air recirculation
switched on for too long. This mode prevents fresh air from
entering the vehicle, so the windows can mist over if the air
cooling is switched off. Bad visibility can cause an accident.
General maintenance
Self-help
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Switch to AUTO for automatic control of the air distribution.
Applies to vehicles: with deluxe automatic air conditioner plus
Air distribution 
The automatically programmed air distribution can be
altered manually if required.
The air distribution setting will be shown on the MMI display
⇒ fig. 119 for a few seconds if the MMI is switched on.
Applies to vehicles: with deluxe automatic air conditioner plus
Defrosting 
The windscreen and side windows are defrosted or
demisted as quickly as possible.
– To switch on, press the  button.
Fig. 118 Air distribution button and rotary
control
– To switch off, press the  button again, or press the
AUTO button.
The temperature is regulated automatically. The air output is
increased to maximum and most of the air comes out of the outlets
below the windscreen.
The air recirculation mode is switched off when the  button is
pressed.
Applies to vehicles: with deluxe automatic air conditioner plus
Heated rear window 
Fig. 119 MMI display:
Air distribution
– Press the button for Distribution  .
– Turn the rotary control to the desired setting.
You can use the air distribution setting to select the air outlets you
wish to activate. In setting  all the air is directed to the windows,
in setting  the air is directed to the driver (or passenger), and in
setting  to the footwells. In addition to this there are several other
possible combinations, allowing you to adjust the air distribution to
suit individual requirements.
The rear window heating helps to demist the rear window.
– Press the  button to switch the rear window heating on
and off.
The rear window heating only works when the engine is running. An
indicator lamp in the button lights up when the rear window heater
is switched on.
Depending on the outside temperature, the rear window heating
switches off automatically after about 10 to 20 minutes.
The rear window heating can be switched on permanently by
pressing the  button for longer than two seconds. It will then
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remain on until the ignition is switched off. When the rear window
heating is switched on, this setting will remain activated for 15
minutes after switching off the ignition.
If the engine is started again during this period of 15 minutes, the
rear window heating will be switched on for about 10 to 20 minutes,
depending on the exterior temperature. This means you do not have
to manually switch on the rear window heating again if the vehicle
has only been parked for a short time.
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Applies to vehicles: with deluxe automatic air conditioner plus
Air outlets
The air distribution setting directs the air to the outlets
you select.
For the sake of the environment
Switch off the heated rear window manually as soon as the rear
window is clear. By saving electrical power you can also save fuel.
Applies to vehicles: with deluxe automatic air conditioner plus
AC mode AC
Deactivating the AC mode
– Press the AC button.
Activating the AC mode
Fig. 120 Dashboard: Location of air outlets
– Press the AC button again.
In the AC mode, the air cooling system is switched on and the
heating and ventilation are regulated automatically.
Note
If the LED in the AC button should continue to light up when the AC
mode has been switched off (i.e. the air conditioner has been
switched off) this is due to a defect in one of the air conditioner
components. If a malfunction should occur, please contact a qualified workshop.
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Air outlets
2 and A
3
A
– The outlets can be opened and closed by turning the
thumbwheels next to them.
– The direction of air delivery from these outlets can be
adjusted horizontally and vertically using the adjuster in
the centre of each outlet grille.
The flow of air from the outlets is controlled either automatically or
1 to
manually, depending on the operating mode selected. Outlets A
4 can provide air which is either heated, unheated, or cooled.
A
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Note
When the air conditioner is operating in the cooling mode, the air is
2 and A
3 . To ensure an adequate cooling
directed mainly to outlets A
effect, you should not close these outlets completely.
Applies to vehicles: with deluxe automatic air conditioner plus
Air outlets for rear passengers
The air outlets for the rear cabin are located in the centre
console.
– The outlets can be opened and closed by turning the
thumbwheels.
– The direction of air delivery from these outlets can be
adjusted horizontally and vertically using the adjuster in
the centre of each outlet grille.
The flow of air from the outlets is controlled either automatically or
manually, depending on the operating mode selected. All the
outlets can provide air which is either heated, unheated, or cooled.
The heater outlets for the rear footwells are located under the front
seats.
Note
When the air conditioner is operating in the cooling mode the air is
directed mainly to the outlets in the centre console. To ensure an
adequate cooling effect, you should not close these outlets
completely.
Economical operation of the air conditioner
Economical operation of the air conditioner will help to
save fuel.
When the air conditioner is operating in the cooling mode it
reduces engine power and increases fuel consumption. To
ensure that the cooling mode is activated only when really
necessary, please note the following points:
– Switch off the cooling mode by pressing the AC button
(LED off) if you wish to save fuel.
– You should also switch off the cooling mode by pressing
the AC button (LED off) if you open the windows or the
tilting panorama roof* while driving.
– If the vehicle has heated up after standing in the sun,
open the windows and doors for a short time to cool the
vehicle.
For the sake of the environment
By saving fuel you also reduce the amount of pollutants emitted
from your vehicle.
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- basic settings
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– Select the desired air conditioner settings using the
rotary pushbutton ⇒ fig. 122.
The following functions are available:
Applies to vehicles: with deluxe automatic air conditioner plus
General notes
You can change the basic settings for the air conditioner
on the MMI* or on the sound system control console.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Automatic air recirculation ⇒ page 107
Synchronisation ⇒ page 108
Auxiliary heating* ⇒ page 108
Auxiliary ventilation* ⇒ page 108
Running time* ⇒ page 111
Timer status* ⇒ page 110
Timer 1* ⇒ page 110
Timer 2* ⇒ page 110
Timer 3* ⇒ page 110
Applies to vehicles: with deluxe automatic air conditioner plus
Fig. 121 MMI display:
AC menu option
Automatic recirculation
If the outside air is polluted, an air purity sensor in the
vehicle will automatically switch on the air recirculation.
To prevent fumes, etc. in the outside air from entering the interior,
we recommend that the automatic air recirculation should be
switched on at all times.
Fig. 122 MMI display:
Setup AC
– Press the function selector button marked CAR .
– Press the control button for AC ⇒ fig. 1213) .
If the air purity sensor in the air conditioner system detects a certain
concentration of fumes in the outside air, the control unit will either
pass the incoming air through the pollution filter or automatically
switch on the air recirculation. If there is a high concentration of
pollution in the outside air, the air conditioner automatically
switches to air recirculation and cuts off the supply of air from the
outside. As soon as the level of pollution decreases, air is fed into
the vehicle from the outside again.
If the windows mist up when the automatic air recirculation is on,
press the  button immediately.
3)
The display for the MMI basic differs slightly.
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The automatic air recirculation can switch itself off in certain conditions. If the outside temperature is less than about +10 °C, the automatic air recirculation will only operate for 30 seconds. If the air
conditioner is switched to the ECON mode, or if the outside temperature is less than about -1 °C, the automatic air recirculation will
only operate for 15 seconds.
Applies to vehicles: with deluxe automatic air conditioner plus
Synchronisation
The air conditioner settings can be synchronised for all
passengers.
When the synchronisation function is on, the driver's settings are
also applied to the front passenger or vice versa. Any subsequent
changes to the air conditioner settings (except for the seat heating*)
are also applied to the other occupant.
You can still change the setting on the “synchronised” side (this will
deactivate the synchronisation function).
The auxiliary heating system can be used both when the vehicle is
stationary and when driving (to provide extra heat while the engine
is warming up).
The auxiliary ventilation  also operates independently of the
engine. This feature can be used to cool the interior with the blower
when the vehicle is left parked in the sun.
The system will automatically activate either the auxiliary heating or
the auxiliary ventilation mode, depending on the actual temperature measured inside the car and the temperature you have set with
the air conditioner controls. It is possible to alter the temperature
setting while the auxiliary heating/ventilation is running.
Switching on and off
There are two different ways of switching on the auxiliary
heating/ventilation system.
•
Immediate start: You can switch the auxiliary heating/ventilation
on and off at any time in the MMI Car menu ⇒ page 109. You can
also switch the system on and off using the remote control
⇒ page 111.
•
Auxiliary heating and auxiliary
ventilation
Applies to vehicles: with auxiliary heating - under development at the time of printing
Description
Switching on via timer: You can programme various start times
using the timers ⇒ page 110. However you must first activate the
timer before the auxiliary heating/ventilation system will switch on
automatically.
The auxiliary heating/ventilation will switch itself off at the end of
the programmed running time. The running time can be set to 15,
30, 45 or 60 minutes ⇒ page 111.
The auxiliary heating and ventilation systems heat and
cool the interior independently of the engine.
The auxiliary heating  works in conjunction with the air conditioner system, but does not rely on heat from the engine. Instead of
this, the system burns fuel. The system's main function is to warm
up the interior of the vehicle and to defrost the windows in cold
weather.
WARNING
•
The auxiliary heating must not be allowed to run when the
vehicle is in a confined space because it can give off toxic fumes.
•
To avoid any possible fire risk, never have the auxiliary heating
switched on when refuelling the vehicle.
•
Because of the high temperatures which occur when the auxiliary heating is running, make sure when parking the car that the
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WARNING (continued)
exhaust outlet under the car is not obstructed in any way and that
the exhaust gases do not come into contact with flammable materials (fire risk).
•
109
Note
– Press the CAR button.
– Press the control button for AC.
– Set Aux. heating or Aux. ventilation to on.
Switching off immediately
It is advisable to open the air outlets when using the auxiliary
heating/ventilation.
– Press the CAR button.
The auxiliary heating/ventilation will not switch on if the fuel in
the tank has reached the reserve zone.
– Press the control button for AC.
•
•
The auxiliary heating/ventilation will not switch on if the battery
charge level is low.
•
The symbols  (auxiliary ventilation) or  (auxiliary heating)
flash in the instrument cluster next to the clock display when the
auxiliary heating/ventilation is switched on. Both symbols light
continuously when the timer is activated.
•
At low outside temperatures some visible water vapour may
form in the engine compartment. This is a normal phenomenon,
and no reason for concern.
– Set Aux. heating or Aux. ventilation to off.
When the auxiliary heating/ventilation is running, you can press the
OFF button on the air conditioner console to switch off the blower
only. Pressing the OFF button a second time will switch on the
blower again.
Note
The symbols  (auxiliary ventilation) or  (auxiliary heating) flash in
the instrument cluster next to the clock display when the auxiliary
heating/ventilation is switched on.
Applies to vehicles: with auxiliary heating - under development at the time of printing
Switching on/off immediately
Fig. 123 MMI display:
Setup AC
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Activating a timer
Setting the timers
– Press the CAR button.
The timers need to be activated before they will switch on
the auxiliary heating/ventilation.
– Press the control button for AC.
– Select the Timer status and then select the timer you
want to start first.
Three timers are available. This allows you to pre-set different
starting times and running times for the auxiliary heating/ ventilation.
Fig. 124 MMI display:
Timer
When the time set on one of the timers elapses, the date automatically changes to the next day and the timer status is reset to off.
Each timer first has to be activated before it will switch on the auxiliary heating/ventilation at the time you have set.
The timers are not activated automatically. This prevents the auxiliary heating/ventilation from switching on repeatedly when the
vehicle is not being used.
Note
Fig. 125 MMI display:
Timer status
Setting the timers
– Press the CAR button.
– Press the control button for AC.
– Select the timer you wish to set, and enter the required
time and date ⇒ fig. 124.
– Then press the rotary control to confirm the time and
date settings.
Before activating the timer, make sure that the correct time and date
settings have been entered. If the time and/or date are not correct,
the auxiliary heating will come on late or not at all. Please refer to
the MMI Operating Instructions for information on how to set the
date and time.
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Applies to vehicles: with auxiliary heating - under development at the time of printing
Setting the running time
Remote control
111
The auxiliary heating and auxiliary ventilation can also be
switched on or off with the remote control.
Fig. 126 MMI display:
Running time
Fig. 127 Remote
control for auxiliary
heating
– Press the CAR button.
– Press the control button for AC.
– Select Running time and then choose the time.
The running time for the auxiliary heating/ventilation can be set to
a time between 15 and 60 minutes. The auxiliary heating/ventilation
will switch itself off at the end of the programmed running time.
Fig. 128 Remote
control: Changing
battery
Switching on
1 for about 2 seconds to activate the
– Press the  button A
auxiliary heating/ventilation ⇒ fig. 127.
Switching off
2 for about 2 seconds to switch
– Press the OFF button A
off the auxiliary heating/ventilation.
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Changing the battery
Transmitting range
– Push back and remove the battery cover on the remote
control ⇒ page 111, fig. 128.
The range of the remote control transmitter is about 600 metres.
However, this can be greatly reduced by obstacles (buildings, etc.)
between the remote control transmitter and the vehicle. Hold the
4 upright when using the remote control.
aerial A
– Change the battery. The diagram in the battery compartment shows how the battery should be fitted. The new
battery must be of the same type as the old battery.
– Re-fit the battery cover.
When it is switched on, the auxiliary heating or auxiliary ventilation
starts immediately and remains on for the period set in the menu.
The maximum running time is 60 minutes.
If you want to switch the system on again after the end of the
1 .
programmed running time, press the  button A
Transmitter indicator lamp
3 will flash accordingly to show
The transmitter indicator lamp A
whether the command you sent via the remote control was
successful.
1 the
When you switch the system on by pressing the  button A
indicator lamp will flash green for about 30 seconds to confirm that
the heating/ ventilation has been switched on. When you switch the
2 the indicator lamp will
system off by pressing the OFF button A
flash red to confirm that the heating/ ventilation has been switched
off.
You should not normally use the remote control at a distance of less
than 3 metres from the vehicle. If you are closer than this, or if you
use the remote control inside the vehicle, this can cause signal overload.
For the sake of the environment
Please dispose of old batteries in the proper manner so that they do
not harm the environment.
Seat heating
Applies to vehicles: with front seat heating
Seat heating for front seats 
The seat cushions and backrests of the front seats can be
heated electrically.
If the remote control is outside the transmitting range the indicator
lamp will flash red slowly. If there is a fault in the system (e.g. fuel
level is down to reserve), the indicator lamp will flash red rapidly. In
both cases the command will not be executed.
When the remote control battery is almost completely flat, the
transmitter indicator lamp will not light up and no commands will
be executed.
Fig. 129 MMI display:
Seat heating
– Press the button for the seat heating  .
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– Turn the rotary control to the desired setting.
In setting 0 the seat heating is switched off. Possible settings range
from 1 to 6.
The seat heating setting will be shown on the MMI display
⇒ page 112, fig. 129 for a few seconds if the MMI is switched on.
Caution
To avoid damaging the heating elements of the seat heating, please
do not kneel on the seat or apply sharp pressure at a single point.
Applies to vehicles: with seat heating for rear seats
Seat heating for rear seats
The seat cushions and backrests of the two outer rear
seats can be heated electrically.
– Turn the left thumbwheel (on the centre console) to
switch on and regulate the heating for the left rear seat.
– Turn the right thumbwheel (on the centre console) to
switch on and regulate the heating for the right rear seat.
The heating is switched off when the thumbwheel is set to 0.
Possible settings range from 1 to 6.
The heating for the rear seats only operates when a sensor registers
the weight of the occupant in the seat. If nobody is travelling on the
rear seats, please switch off the rear seat heating to avoid activating
it unintentionally.
Caution
To avoid damaging the heating elements of the seat heating, please
do not kneel on the seat or apply sharp pressure at a single point.
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Driving
Steering
Ignition lock
Applies to vehicles: with manually adjustable steering column
Starting the engine with the key
Adjusting the steering wheel position
The ignition key is used to start the engine.
The height and reach of the steering wheel can be
adjusted as required to suit the driver.
Fig. 131 Ignition key
Fig. 130 Lever beneath
steering column
– Pull the lever ⇒ fig. 130 -arrow- ⇒
up.
– Move the steering wheel to the desired position.
– Then push the lever towards the steering column until
the catch engages.
WARNING
•
Never adjust the position of the steering wheel when the
vehicle is moving - this could cause an accident.
•
For safety reasons, the lever must be pushed securely against
the steering column to prevent the steering wheel from accidentally changing position while driving (accident risk).
– Insert the key into the ignition lock.
– Manual gearbox: Press the clutch pedal all the way down
and move the gear lever into neutral.
– Automatic gearbox: Press the brake pedal and move the
selector lever to position P or N.
– Press in the key ⇒ fig. 131 to start the engine.
If you press in the key without pressing the clutch or brake pedal,
the ignition will be switched on or off. The steering lock is released
when the ignition is switched on.
The key can be removed only when the ignition is off. The key has to
be pressed in briefly to switch off the ignition. On vehicles with an
automatic gearbox, the selector lever has to be in position P.
Electrical components with a high power consumption are switched
off temporarily while you start the engine.
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When starting from cold the engine may be a little noisy for the first
few seconds until oil pressure has built up in the hydraulic tappets.
This is quite normal and no cause for concern.
If the engine fails to start straight-away, switch off the starter after
about 10 seconds and try again after about half a minute.
Driver message in the instrument cluster display
Press brake pedal to start engine
This message appears on vehicles with an automatic gearbox if you
try to start the engine without first pressing the brake pedal.
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WARNING
•
Always take the key with you when you leave the vehicle.
Otherwise the engine can be started or power-operated equipment such as the electric windows can be used. This could result
in serious injury.
•
Never leave children or disabled people alone in the car. The
doors could be locked with the remote control key and the occupants could become trapped in the vehicle. The vehicle occupants
could be exposed to extremely high or low temperatures,
depending on the time of year.
•
Press clutch pedal to start engine
This message appears on vehicles with a manual gearbox if you try
to start the engine without first pressing the clutch pedal.
Never remove the key from the ignition while the vehicle is
moving. The steering lock could engage suddenly, and you would
not be able to steer the car.
Engage N or P to start engine
This message will appear if you try to start the engine when the
selector lever of the automatic gearbox is not in P or N.
•
Shift to P, otherwise vehicle can roll away. Doors do not lock if lever
is not in P. or Please move selector lever to position P. Vehicle
cannot be locked.
•
For safety reasons, this message will appear and a warning buzzer
will sound if the selector lever of the automatic gearbox is not in
position P after you switch off the ignition. Put the selector lever in
position P; otherwise the vehicle can roll away. If the lever is not in
position P you will not be able to lock the vehicle using the exterior
locking switch on the door handle or the remote control key.
Steering lock
The steering is locked when the key is not in the ignition. The
steering lock acts as a theft deterrent. .
Caution
If a malfunction occurs in the electronic ignition lock, a flashing
symbol and the message Ignition lock defective will appear in the
instrument cluster display.
Avoid high engine speeds, full throttle and extreme load conditions until the engine has reached its normal operating temperature, otherwise this can damage the engine.
For the sake of the environment
Do not warm up the engine by running it with the car stationary. You
should drive off immediately whenever possible. This will help avoid
unnecessary exhaust emissions.
Note
If the key should become stuck in the ignition lock, remove the top
part of the key and use it to lock the vehicle.
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Switching off the engine
due to a build-up of heat, or if the engine is hot and the engine
compartment is heated up further by direct sunlight.
– Stop the vehicle.
– Automatic gearbox: Move the selector lever to position P
or N.
Starting and stopping the engine
with the advanced key
– Press in the ignition key to switch off the engine.
Applies to vehicles: with advanced key
Emergency Off function
If necessary in an emergency, the engine can be switched off while
the vehicle is still moving. The engine will be switched off if you
press and hold the ignition key.
Starting the engine with the Start/Stop
button
You can use the Start/Stop button to switch on the ignition and start the engine.
WARNING
•
•
Never switch off the engine until the vehicle is stationary.
The brake servo and the power steering system work only
when the engine is running. You need more strength to steer and
brake the vehicle when the engine is switched off. This would
mean a greater risk of accidents and serious injury, because you
cannot steer and brake in the normal manner.
Caution
If the engine has been working hard for a long time, there is a risk
of heat building up in the engine compartment after the engine has
been switched off; this could cause engine damage. For this reason,
you should leave the engine idling for about 2 minutes before
switching it off.
Note
After the engine is stopped the radiator fan may run on for up to
10 minutes, even if the ignition is switched off. The fan may also
start running again after some time if the coolant temperature rises
Fig. 132 Audi
advanced key:
START/STOP button
– Manual gearbox: Press the clutch pedal all the way down
and move the gear lever into neutral.
– Automatic gearbox: Press the brake pedal and move the
selector lever to position P or N ⇒
.
– Press the Start/Stop button ⇒ fig. 132 to start the engine.
If you press the Start/Stop button without pressing the clutch or
brake pedal, the ignition will be switched on (and will be switched
off if you press the button again). Diesel engines are preheated
when the ignition is switched on.
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If the engine fails to start straight-away, switch off the starter after
about 10 seconds and try again after about half a minute.
When starting from cold the engine may be a little noisy for the first
few seconds until oil pressure has built up in the hydraulic tappets.
This is quite normal and no cause for concern.
Driving away from a standstill
On some vehicles, the engine revs are automatically increased
slightly as soon as you release the clutch. This helps you drive off
more smoothly.
Driver message in the instrument cluster display
No key identified
This message appears when you press the Start/Stop button if there
is no remote control key inside the vehicle or if the system cannot
detect or identify the key. This can happen, for example, if the radio
signal from the key is obstructed by a metal briefcase or similar.
Electronic equipment, such as mobile phones, can also interfere
with the radio signal from the key.
Press brake pedal to start engine
This message appears on automatic vehicles if you press the
Start/Stop button to start the engine without first pressing the
brake pedal. The engine will only start if you press the brake pedal.
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Key not in vehicle
This message will appear together with the symbol  if the remote
control key is removed from the vehicle while the engine is running.
This is to remind you not to continue driving without the key (for
example if you change drivers).
If the remote control key is not in the vehicle you will not be able to
switch on the ignition or restart the engine after it has been
switched off. Without the key, you will also not be able to lock the
vehicle from the outside.
Shift to P, otherwise vehicle can roll away. Doors do not lock if lever
is not in P. or Please move selector lever to position P. Vehicle
cannot be locked.
For safety reasons, this message will appear and a warning buzzer
will sound if the selector lever of the automatic gearbox is not in
position P when you switch off the ignition with the Start/Stop
button. Put the selector lever in position P; otherwise the vehicle
can roll away. If the lever is not in position P you will not be able to
lock the vehicle using the exterior locking switch on the door handle
or the remote control key.
Advanced key defective! Use ignition lock
This message appears if the vehicle has to be started with the ignition key instead of the Start/Stop button.
Steering lock
Press clutch pedal to start engine
This message appears on manual vehicles if you press the
Start/Stop button to start the engine without first pressing the
clutch pedal. The engine will only start if you press the clutch pedal.
The steering is locked if the key is not in the ignition and the driver
door has been opened. The steering lock acts as a theft deterrent.
WARNING
Engage N or P to start engine
This message will appear if you try to start the engine when the
selector lever of the automatic gearbox is not in P or N. The engine
can only be started if the selector lever is in one of these positions.
Never run the engine in confined spaces. The exhaust gases are
toxic.
•
•
Never switch off the engine until the vehicle is stationary.
The brake servo and the power steering system work only
when the engine is running. You need more strength to steer and
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WARNING (continued)
brake the vehicle when the engine is switched off. This would
mean a greater risk of accidents and serious injury, because you
cannot steer and brake in the normal manner.
•
Caution
Avoid high engine speeds, full throttle and extreme load conditions until the engine has reached its normal operating temperature, otherwise this can damage the engine.
•
•
The engine cannot be started by push-starting or towing.
If the engine has been working hard for a long time, there is a risk
of heat building up in the engine compartment after the engine has
been switched off; this could cause engine damage. For this reason,
you should leave the engine idling for about 2 minutes before
switching it off.
WARNING
•
•
Never switch off the engine until the vehicle is stationary.
The brake servo and the power steering system work only
when the engine is running. You need more strength to steer and
brake the vehicle when the engine is switched off. This would
mean a greater risk of accidents and serious injury, because you
cannot steer and brake in the normal manner.
Caution
If the engine has been working hard for a long time, there is a risk
of heat building up in the engine compartment after the engine has
been switched off; this could cause engine damage. For this reason,
you should leave the engine idling for about 2 minutes before
switching it off.
Note
Switching off the engine with the Start/Stop
button
– Stop the vehicle.
– Automatic gearbox: Move the selector lever to position P
or N.
– Press the Start/Stop button ⇒ page 116, fig. 132.
Emergency Off function
Should it be necessary in an emergency, the engine can be switched
off when the selector lever is in position R, D or S. To switch off the
engine (max. speed 10 km/h) press and hold the Start/Stop button
and keep your foot on the brake.
After the engine is stopped the radiator fan may run on for up to
10 minutes, even if the ignition is switched off. The fan may also
start running again after some time if the coolant temperature rises
due to a build-up of heat, or if the engine is hot and the engine
compartment is heated up further by direct sunlight.
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Electro-mechanical parking brake
Operation
The electro-mechanical parking brake replaces the handbrake.
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•
When driving away on a gradient, the parking brake auto release
function prevents the vehicle from rolling back unintentionally. The
braking force of the parking brake is only released when there is
enough power at the wheels to make the vehicle move in the desired
direction.
Emergency braking function
An emergency braking function enables you to stop the vehicle even
if the conventional foot brake should fail to work ⇒ page 121,
“Emergency braking function”.
Warning and indicator lamps
•
The warning lamps  in the instrument cluster and switch light
up when the parking brake is applied with the ignition switched on.
•
Fig. 133 Centre
console: Parking brake
A ⇒ fig. 133 to apply the parking brake. The
– Pull switch A
indicator lamp in the switch will light up.
– Depress the brake or accelerator pedal and press the
switch at the same time to release the parking brake. The
indicator lamp in the switch will go out.
Your vehicle is equipped with an electro-mechanical parking brake.
The parking brake replaces the conventional handbrake, and is
mainly intended to prevent the vehicle from rolling away accidentally.
However, the electro-mechanical parking brake also offers a number
of convenience and safety features in addition to the functions of a
normal handbrake.
When driving away
•
The warning lamps  in the instrument cluster and switch light
up for approximately 20 seconds when the parking brake is applied
with the ignition switched off.
WARNING
Never press the accelerator pedal or release the clutch inadvertently if a gear is engaged or if the selector lever is not in position
P or N (on automatic vehicles) while the vehicle is stationary with
the engine running. The vehicle could otherwise start moving
immediately and possibly cause an accident.
Caution
If the symbol  flashes in the centre display, or if the warning lamp
 flashes in the instrument cluster, there is a fault in the brake
system. You can press the SET button to obtain a message
explaining the fault. If the message Parking brake! appears, there is
a fault in the parking brake. Have the fault repaired by a qualified
workshop without delay ⇒ page 31.
The parking brake auto release function releases the parking
brake automatically when you wish to start moving ⇒ page 120,
“Driving away from a standstill”.
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•
WARNING (continued)
Note
The parking brake can be applied at any time - even when the
ignition is switched off. However, the ignition must be switched on
before the parking brake can be released.
•
Any slight noise which may be heard when the parking brake is
applied or released is quite normal and no cause for concern.
operated equipment such as the electric windows - this could lead
to injuries.
•
Do not leave anyone (especially children) in the vehicle when it
is locked. Locked doors could delay assistance in an emergency,
potentially putting lives at risk.
•
The parking brake runs an automatic test cycle at regular intervals when the vehicle is parked. This may also cause a slight noise,
which is normal.
Driving away from a standstill
The parking brake auto release function releases the
parking brake automatically when you wish to start
moving.
Parking
Please note the following points to ensure there is no risk
of the car rolling away accidentally after it is parked.
Applying the parking brake when stopping
– Pull the switch to apply the parking brake.
Parking the car
– Use the foot brake to stop the vehicle.
Releasing the parking brake when driving away
– Pull the switch to apply the parking brake.
– Drive off in the normal way: the parking brake will be
released automatically and the vehicle will start moving.
– Automatic gearbox: Move the selector lever to P.
– Switch off the engine ⇒
.
– Manual gearbox: Engage the first gear.
When parking on slopes
– Turn the steering wheel so that the vehicle would roll into
the kerb if it did start to move accidentally.
WARNING
•
Always take the key with you when leaving the vehicle – even
if you only intend to be gone for a short time. This is especially
important if children are left in the car. They might otherwise be
able to start the engine, release the parking brake or use power-
On vehicles with automatic gearbox, you can apply the parking
brake when stopping at traffic lights, etc. Then you do not have to
hold the car with the footbrake, as the parking brake will stop it
creeping forward while a gear is engaged in the automatic transmission. When you drive off in the normal way, the parking brake will be
released automatically and the vehicle will start moving.
Driving away on a slope
When driving away on a gradient, the parking brake auto release
function prevents the vehicle from rolling back unintentionally. The
braking force of the parking brake is only released when there is
enough power at the wheels to make the vehicle move in the desired
direction.
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The effect is the same as an emergency stop (full brake application)
⇒
Note
For safety reasons the parking brake will only release automatically
if the driver's seat belt is engaged in its buckle.
Driving away when towing a trailer
Please note the following points to prevent the vehicle
from rolling back unintentionally on a gradient.
– Pull and hold the parking brake switch and press the
accelerator. The parking brake will remain engaged and
prevent any tendency to roll back down the slope.
– You can release the parking brake switch as soon as the
engine is delivering enough power to the wheels.
Depending on the weight of the vehicle and trailer and the steepness of the slope, there may be a tendency to roll back downhill
when driving away from a standstill. You can prevent this by pulling
out the parking brake switch as you press the accelerator (in the
same way as with a conventional handbrake).
To prevent the emergency braking function from being used accidentally, a warning buzzer sounds when the switch is operated. The
brakes are released immediately when you release the switch or
press down the accelerator.
WARNING
You should only use the emergency braking function in a real
emergency, for example if the brake system should fail or if the
brake pedal is obstructed. If you use the emergency braking function by activating the parking brake switch, the effect is similar to
a full brake application (emergency stop). Please remember that
the ESP (with its combined ABS, EDL and traction control functions) is still subject to certain physical limits. In a corner or in bad
road or weather conditions an emergency stop can cause the
vehicle to skid or lose steering control.
Driver messages in the instrument cluster
display
Caution: Vehicle parked too steep
Emergency braking function
This feature enables you to stop the vehicle if the main
brake system should fail or if the pedal is obstructed.
– Pull out and hold the parking brake switch to stop the
vehicle with the parking brake in an emergency.
– The brakes will be released immediately if you release the
switch or press down the accelerator.
This message can appear when you apply the parking brake if the
car is parked on a gradient steeper than about 30%.
In this case the parking brake may not be strong enough to prevent
the vehicle from rolling back accidentally.
Please release parking brake
However, please remember that, for safety reasons, the parking
brake will only release automatically if the driver's seat belt is
buckled.
If you pull out and hold the parking brake switch at a road speed
above about 8 km/h, this will initiate an emergency brake application. The brakes are then applied hydraulically at all four wheels.
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Press brake pedal to release parking brake
This message may appear when you press the switch to release the
parking brake. The parking brake can only be released, if you
depress the brake pedal and simultaneously press the switch or if
you use the parking brake auto release function ⇒ page 120.
When the Audi hold assist function is on, the vehicle is automatically prevented from rolling away and you no longer
have to keep your foot on the brake pedal.
Conditions for switching on Audi hold assist
 Parking brake malfunction !
– The driver's door must be closed.
This message will appear together with the yellow symbol  if a
malfunction should occur in the parking brake.
– The driver's seat belt must be buckled.
– The engine must be running.
Fault in parking brake auto release
This driver message will appear in the event of a malfunction of the
parking brake auto release. The automatic release of the parking
brake when moving off from a standstill is not functioning correctly.
The parking brake must be released manually by pressing the
switch. Have the fault rectified by a qualified workshop.
Switching on Audi hold assist
B ⇒ fig. 134 in the centre console to switch
– Press button A
on the Audi hold assist function. The indicator lamp in
the switch will light up.
Switching off Audi hold assist
Audi hold assist
Audi hold assist helps the driver when the vehicle is
stationary and automatically prevents the vehicle from
rolling away when driving off.
Fig. 134 Detail of the
centre console: Button
for Audi hold assist
B ⇒ fig. 134 to switch off the Audi hold
– Press button A
assist function. The indicator lamp in the switch will go
out.
B while the vehicle is being held by
– If you press button A
the Audi hold assist function, the electro-mechanical
parking brake  will automatically take over. The
parking brake will not take over if the foot brake is
applied simultaneously.
– Audi hold assist is switched off automatically if you open
the driver's door, unbuckle the seat belt or switch off the
engine. If this happens when the green symbol  is
displayed in the instrument cluster, the parking brake
will be applied automatically to ensure that the vehicle is
parked safely.
Audi hold assist helps the driver to keep the vehicle stationary while
the engine is running, for instance on steep gradients, at traffic
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lights or in stop-and-go traffic. When the Audi hold assist function
is on, you don't have to keep your foot on the brake to prevent the
vehicle from accidentally rolling away. Once it detects that the
vehicle is stopped, Audi hold assist keeps the vehicle stationary. The
green symbol  in the instrument cluster indicates that the function is activated. You can now take your foot off the brake pedal.
As soon as you drive off in the normal way, the parking brake will
automatically be released and the vehicle will start moving.
If the conditions for Audi hold assist change and the function is
switched off as a result, the parking brake will be applied automatically to ensure that the vehicle is parked safely. The diode in the
button will go out when the Audi hold assist function is switched
off.
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Note
Audi hold assist can be switched on only when the driver's door
is closed, the driver's seat belt is buckled and the engine is running.
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Audi hold assist prevents automatic vehicles from creeping
forwards when the brake pedal is released with the car in gear.
•
When the vehicle has been stationary for an extended period,
Audi hold assist will automatically apply the parking brake. In this
case, the green symbol  in the instrument cluster display will
change to red .
Cruise control system
Introduction
WARNING
The intelligent technology in Audi hold assist cannot defy the laws
of physics. Do not let the extra convenience provided by Audi hold
assist tempt you into taking a safety risk.
The cruise control system allows you to maintain a
constant speed.
•
Audi hold assist cannot keep the vehicle stationary in all conditions on a gradient (e.g. if the road is slippery or icy).
•
Audi hold assist must be switched on again each time the
engine is started – Risk of accident!
•
Never get out of the vehicle when the engine is running and
Audi hold assist is switched on – Risk of accident!
•
Always ensure that the vehicle is stopped properly and safely
to avoid injury to yourself and others.
Fig. 135 Control lever
and pushbutton for
cruise control system
Caution
Switch off the Audi hold assist function before driving the vehicle
into a car wash.
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WARNING (continued)
•
When you take a turn-off, drive along a motorway exit lane or
pass through roadwork sections, please temporarily switch off the
cruise control system.
Fig. 136 Indicator
lamp for the cruise
control system - lights
up when the system is
operating.
•
Please make sure you do not unintentionally rest your foot on
the accelerator - this will override the cruise control system which,
as a result, will not brake the vehicle.
Caution
The cruise control system allows you to drive at a constant speed of
30 km/h or higher.
A constant speed is maintained by adjusting the engine power or
braking the vehicle accordingly (while in cruise mode).
The cruise control system is set using the control lever ⇒ page 123,
fig. 135. The indicator lamp lights up while the system is operating
⇒ fig. 136.
The cruise control system is automatically deactivated immediately
when you press the brake pedal.
On vehicles with a manual gearbox, the cruise control system will be
deactivated if the clutch is pressed for a long time.
WARNING
On vehicles with a manual gearbox: do not move the gear lever into
neutral without depressing the clutch when the cruise control
system is active. Otherwise the engine could rev up and be
damaged.
•
Note
On vehicles with a manual gearbox, the set speed cannot be
reached if the currently selected gear is too high or too low. Change
down to a lower gear when the engine no longer runs “smoothly” or
change up a gear to avoid overrevving the engine.
•
The brake lights come on when the system brakes the vehicle.
Cruise mode
•
Always direct your full attention to the road, even when you are
using the cruise control system. It is always you who is responsible for determining your speed and for keeping a safe distance
to the other vehicles on the road.
•
For safety reasons, the cruise control system must not be used
in city traffic, stop-go traffic, roads with a lot of bends or in difficult driving conditions (such as ice, fog, loose grit or gravel, heavy
rain, aquaplaning) - this could cause an accident!
Fig. 137 Symbol and
speed display while in
cruise mode (permanent display)
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Adjusting speed (without storing it)
When the cruise control system is operating it is possible
to briefly drive at a higher speed without storing this new
speed.
Fig. 138 Symbol and
speed display while in
cruise mode (shortterm display)
A to position
– Pull the lever A
switch on the system.
1 ⇒ page 123, fig. 135 to
A
– Drive at the speed you wish to set the system to (must be
higher than 30 km/h).
– Briefly press button
B .
A
When the pushbutton is released, the current speed is stored in the
memory and the vehicle will maintain this speed. The cruise control
system is then operating. If you have selected the display for the onboard computer 1 or 2, a green symbol in the instrument cluster
display indicates that the cruise control is operating ⇒ page 124,
fig. 137. The speed which is being maintained is displayed next to
the symbol.
The information for the cruise control system is shown briefly in the
system status indicator if you have selected the display for the
digital speedometer or the route guidance ⇒ fig. 138. In addition,
the indicator lamp ⇒ page 124, fig. 136 lights up to tell you that the
system is in cruise mode.
– Press the accelerator, for example to overtake another
vehicle.
Once you release the accelerator the system will automatically
revert to the speed you stored initially. However, the system will only
function in this manner for as long as the symbol ⇒ page 124,
fig. 137 lights up green.
If your speed is more than 10 km/h higher than the stored speed
over a period of more than 5 minutes the cruise control system will
temporarily be deactivated. The green symbol will go out and the
white symbol will light up. The stored speed will, however, be
retained ⇒ page 126, fig. 139.
Adjusting speed and storing new speed
To set a higher speed
– Move the lever
A up towards A
+ ⇒ page 123, fig. 135.
A
– Release the lever to store the current cruising speed.
To set a lower speed
A down towards A
- ⇒ page 123, fig. 135.
– Move the lever A
– Release the lever to store the current cruising speed.
A the speed is changed in increWhen you press and hold lever A
ments of 10 km/h. The speed selected can be higher/lower than the
current driving speed.
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Pressing lever
A briefly
A
You can increase the set speed in steps of 1 km/h by briefly pressing
A up towards A
+ ⇒ page 123, fig. 135.
the lever A
You can decrease the set speed in steps of about 1 km/h by briefly
A down towards A
- ⇒ page 123, fig. 135.
pressing the lever A
– Drive more than 10 km/h faster than the stored speed
over a period of more than 5 minutes ⇒ page 125.
The green symbol will go out when the system is temporarily deactivated. The stored speed is retained. You can use this stored speed
again the next time you activate cruise mode ⇒ page 126,
“Resuming cruise control”.
Switching off cruise control temporarily
Resuming cruise control
You can reactivate cruise mode only if you are driving
faster than 30 km/h.
1 ⇒ page 123, fig. 135.
– Pull the lever to position A
When you reactivate the cruise control system you resume driving
with the programmed cruising speed you stored earlier.
Fig. 139 Symbol:
Cruise control temporarily switched off
WARNING
Do not resume the programmed cruising speed if this is too high
for the traffic conditions - this can cause accidents.
Pre-selecting a speed
Fig. 140 Symbol is
shown briefly in
system status indicator
– Press the brake pedal, or
A in direction
– Push lever A
⇒ page 123, fig. 135, or
2 (click stop not engaged)
A
When the cruise control system is deactivated you can
pre-select a speed to use later.
A up towards A
+ or down towards A
– Push the lever A
⇒ page 123, fig. 135 in order to increase or reduce the
cruising speed setting.
– Release the lever to store the cruising speed setting
displayed.
This function allows you to enter the desired cruising speed ahead
of time, for example, before joining a motorway. Once you have
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joined the motorway you can then activate the cruise control system
as if you were resuming the function ⇒ page 126, “Resuming cruise
control”.
Pre-selection after starting the engine
After starting the engine there is no cruising speed stored in the
A
system. The current speed is stored when you briefly push lever A
+ (if the speed is above 30 km/h). If the speed is lower,
up towards A
30 km/h is stored.
Switching off the cruise control system
While driving
A to position
– Press the lever A
⇒ page 123, fig. 135.
2 (click stop engaged)
A
When the vehicle is stationary
– Switch off the ignition.
The stored speed will be deleted when the ignition is switched off.
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Audi parking system
Parking aid systems
display. It represents the mirror image of a section of the area
behind the vehicle ⇒ page 135, fig. 148.
Applies to vehicles: with parking system
General notes
Depending on the optional equipment fitted, there are
various parking aid systems to assist you when parking or
manoeuvring in tight spaces.
Note
There is a slight delay in the picture display.
parking system
parking system*:
The parking system comprises the rear acoustic parking aid
⇒ page 128.
Applies to vehicles: with parking system
The rear acoustic parking system uses ultrasonic sensors to
measure the distance between the vehicle and an obstacle which
has been detected. There are four sensors which are located in the
rear bumper (two in the centre, two at the sides).
The parking aid gives an acoustic warning if it detects any
obstacles behind the vehicle.
parking system plus*:
The parking system plus* comprises the rear and front acoustic
parking aid ⇒ page 129 in conjunction with a graphic display.
The parking system plus* uses ultrasonic sensors to measure the
distance between the vehicle and an obstacle which has been
detected. There are a total of 8 sensors located in the front and rear
bumpers (2 in the centre and 2 on the side of each bumper).
Rear parking aid
– Engage reverse gear. You will hear a short beep to
confirm that the rear parking aid has been activated. The
rear parking aid remains active for as long as the reverse
gear is engaged.
The measuring range of the sensors in the rear bumper starts at
approximately:
Rear
parking system advanced*:
The parking system advanced* comprises the rear and front
acoustic parking aid in conjunction with the graphic display as well
as a reversing camera (Rear View) ⇒ page 131.
The reversing camera is located in the boot lid ⇒ page 131, fig. 143
and assists the driver when parking or manoeuvring in tight spaces.
The reversing camera provides an image which is shown in the MMI
Side
0.60 m
Centre
1.60 m
Reversing
When the vehicle is reversing, the system starts to beep when it
registers an obstacle within its detection range (see above). The
warnings will beep increasingly rapidly as the vehicle approaches
the obstacle.
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When the vehicle is less than approx. 0.30 m away from the obstacle
the warning tone will sound continuously. From here at the latest,
the driver should then not reverse any further.
parking system plus
The volume of the warning beeps will be gradually reduced after
about 4 seconds if the vehicle remains at a constant distance from
a detected obstacle (it will not be reduced if the obstacle is closer
than 0.30 m). The warnings will then return to the normal volume if
the vehicle approaches the detected obstacle again.
Parking aid (front and rear), with display
129
Applies to vehicles: with parking system plus
The parking aid gives an acoustic and a visual warning if
it detects any obstacles in front of or behind the vehicle.
Warning beeps
The warning beeps are produced by sound boxes. The volume and
pitch of the beeps can be adjusted in the MMI ⇒ page 139.
WARNING
•
The sensors have blind spots in which obstacles are not registered. It is particularly important to ensure that there are no small
children or animals near the vehicle, as the sensors may not
always be able to detect them.
Fig. 141 Parking aid
switch in centre
console
•
The parking aid cannot replace the full concentration of the
driver. The driver is always responsible for safety during parking
and other manoeuvres. Always keep a close watch on the area
around the vehicle.
•
Please note that low obstacles detected by the system may no
longer be registered by the sensors as the car moves closer, so the
system will not give any further warning. Certain kinds of obstacles (such as wire fences, chains, thin painted posts or trailer draw
bars, etc.) may not always be detected by the system (accident
risk).
•
Note
To ensure that the acoustic parking aid works properly, the
sensors must be kept clean and free of snow and ice. Please observe
the additional notes on ⇒ page 143.
•
Fig. 142 MMI display:
proximity graphic
The parking aid switch  is located in the centre console or
next to the selector lever, depending on the equipment
fitted.
Please refer to the notes on towing ⇒ page 138.
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Activating
Mute function
– Engage reverse gear to automatically activate the
parking system plus, or
An acoustic proximity warning is cancelled when you apply the
parking brake or move the selector lever of the automatic gearbox
to position P. However, the system remains active. The warning
beeps will start again as soon as you release the parking brake or
move the selector lever out of position P if the system has detected
an obstacle.
– Press the switch  ⇒ page 129, fig. 141 in the centre
console to activate the parking system plus manually.
You will hear a short beep to confirm that the parking
system has been activated. The indicator lamp in the
switch will light up.
Deactivating
– Drive forwards faster than approx. 10 km/h, or
– Switch off the ignition to automatically deactivate the
complete parking system, or
– Press the switch  ⇒ page 129, fig. 141 to deactivate the
parking system plus manually. The indicator lamp in the
switch will go out.
Activate the system manually if you are driving forwards and would
like the system to give a warning as you approach potential obstacles, for instance when parking.
The measuring range of the sensors in the front and rear bumpers
starts at approximately:
Front
Rear
Side
0.90 m
Centre
1.20 m
Side
0.60 m
Centre
1.60 m
Warning beeps
The warning beeps are produced by sound boxes. The volume and
pitch of the beeps can be adjusted in the MMI ⇒ page 139.
Reversing/driving forwards
When the vehicle is reversing/driving forwards, the system starts to
beep if it registers an obstacle within its detection range (see
above). The warnings will beep increasingly rapidly as the vehicle
approaches the obstacle.
When the vehicle is less than approx. 0.30 m away from the obstacle
the warning tone will sound continuously. From here at the latest,
the driver should then not reverse/drive forwards any further.
The volume of the warning beeps will be gradually reduced after
about 4 seconds if the vehicle remains at a constant distance from
a detected obstacle (it will not be reduced if the obstacle is closer
than 0.30 m). The warnings will then return to the normal volume if
the vehicle approaches the detected obstacle again.
Parking
If the parking manoeuvre involves shunting backwards and
forwards, the warning sound will be switched off temporarily while
you change gear. The proximity graphic will, however, still be
displayed on the MMI screen. The warnings will then return to the
normal volume if the vehicle approaches the detected obstacle
again.
Graphic display
The segments in the MMI display indicate the distance between the
vehicle and a detected obstacle. The number of segments shown
depends on the obstacle in front of or behind the vehicle. The closer
the vehicle gets to the obstacle the closer the segments move
towards the vehicle in the graphic ⇒ page 129, fig. 142. At the latest
when the penultimate segment is highlighted the vehicle has
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reached the danger (collision) zone. The driver should then not
move backwards/forwards any further ⇒
.
The graphic display in the MMI screen ⇒ page 140 can be switched
off. The acoustic proximity warning will, however, remain activated.
The graphic display will be deactivated as soon as you press a function selector button on the MMI control console. The graphic
display will appear again the next time you park the vehicle. The
graphic display in the MMI screen can also be switched on again
manually using the switch  ⇒ page 129, fig. 141. For more information on the MMI control console please refer to the MMI Operating Manual.
WARNING
•
The sensors have blind spots in which obstacles are not registered. It is particularly important to ensure that there are no small
children or animals near the vehicle, as the sensors may not
always be able to detect them.
131
•
To ensure that the acoustic parking aid works properly, the
sensors must be kept clean and free of snow and ice. Please observe
the additional notes on ⇒ page 143.
•
Please refer to the notes on towing ⇒ page 138.
parking system advanced
Applies to vehicles: with parking system advanced
Parking aid (front and rear), with display and
reversing camera
The parking aid gives an acoustic and visual warning if it
detects any obstacles in front of or behind the vehicle. The
reversing camera provides further assistance when
parking.
•
The parking aid cannot replace the full concentration of the
driver. The driver is always responsible for safety during parking
and other manoeuvres. Always keep a close watch on the area
around the vehicle.
•
Please note that low obstacles detected by the system may no
longer be registered by the sensors as the car moves closer, so the
system will not give any further warning. Certain kinds of obstacles (such as wire fences, chains, thin painted posts or trailer draw
bars, etc.) may not always be detected by the system (accident
risk).
•
•
Fig. 143 Boot lid: Location of reversing
camera
Note
There is a slight delay in the picture display.
You can change the settings for the graphic display in the MMI
⇒ page 140.
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Front
Rear
Side
0.90 m
Centre
1.20 m
Side
0.60 m
Centre
1.60 m
Warning beeps
Fig. 144 MMI display:
proximity graphic
Activating
– Engage reverse gear to automatically activate the
parking system advanced, or
– Press the switch  in the centre console ⇒ page 129,
fig. 141 to manually activate the parking system
advanced. You will hear a short beep to confirm that the
parking system has been activated. The indicator lamp in
the switch will light up.
The warning beeps are produced by sound boxes. The volume and
pitch of the beeps can be adjusted in the MMI ⇒ page 139.
Mute function
An acoustic proximity warning is cancelled when you apply the
parking brake or move the selector lever of the automatic gearbox
to position P. However, the system remains active. The warning
beeps will start again as soon as you release the parking brake or
move the selector lever out of position P if the system has detected
an obstacle.
Reversing/driving forwards
– Drive forwards faster than approx. 10 km/h, or
When the vehicle is reversing/driving forwards, the system starts to
beep if it registers an obstacle within its detection range (see
above). The warnings will beep increasingly rapidly as the vehicle
approaches the obstacle.
– Switch off the ignition to automatically deactivate the
complete parking system, or
When the vehicle is less than approx. 0.30 m away from the obstacle
the warning tone will sound continuously. From here at the latest,
the driver should then not reverse/drive forwards any further.
Deactivating
– Press the switch  in the centre console ⇒ page 129,
fig. 141 to deactivate the parking system advanced. The
indicator lamp in the switch will go out.
Activate the system manually if you are driving forwards and would
like the system to give a warning as you approach potential obstacles, for instance when parking.
The measuring range of the sensors in the front and rear bumpers
starts at approximately:
The volume of the warning beeps will be gradually reduced after
about 4 seconds if the vehicle remains at a constant distance from
a detected obstacle (it will not be reduced if the obstacle is closer
than 0.30 m). The warnings will then return to the normal volume if
the vehicle approaches the detected obstacle again.
Parking
If the parking manoeuvre involves shunting backwards and
forwards, the warning sound will be switched off temporarily while
you change gear. The proximity graphic will, however, still be
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displayed on the MMI screen. The warnings will then return to the
normal volume if the vehicle approaches the detected obstacle
again.
Graphic display
The segments in the MMI display indicate the distance between the
vehicle and an obstacle. The number of segments shown depends
on the obstacle in front of or behind the vehicle. The closer the
vehicle gets to the obstacle the closer the segments move towards
the vehicle in the graphic ⇒ page 132, fig. 144. At the latest when
the penultimate segment is highlighted the vehicle has reached the
danger (collision) zone. The driver should then not move backwards/forwards any further ⇒
.
The graphic display in the MMI screen ⇒ page 140 can be switched
off. The acoustic proximity warning will, however, remain activated.
The graphic display will be deactivated as soon as you press a function selector button on the MMI control console. The graphic
display in the MMI screen can also be switched on again manually
using the switch . For more information on the MMI control
console please refer to the MMI Operating Manual.
If the MMI screen is showing the image of the reversing camera you
can switch to the graphic display by pressing the control button for
the function Graphic ⇒ page 136, fig. 149.
The image of the reversing camera in the MMI screen ⇒ page 140
can be switched off. The acoustic proximity warning will, however,
remain activated.
The image of the reversing camera will be deactivated as soon as
you press a function selector button on the MMI control console.
The image of the reversing camera will be shown again the next
time you park the vehicle. The image of the reversing camera can
also be switched on again manually using the switch . For more
information on the MMI control console please refer to the MMI
Operating Manual.
WARNING
•
The sensors have blind spots in which obstacles are not registered. It is particularly important to ensure that there are no small
children or animals near the vehicle, as the sensors may not
always be able to detect them.
Reversing camera (Rear View)
•
The mirrored image of the picture supplied by the reversing camera
⇒ page 136, fig. 149 is shown in the MMI display. The picture
supplied by the reversing camera also includes orientation lines
and area markings which are projected onto the image to assist you
when parking ⇒ page 134. The red line in the picture ⇒ page 134,
fig. 145/⇒ page 134, fig. 146 shows the collision zone. From here at
the latest, the driver should not reverse any further ⇒
.
•
If your vehicle is near an obstacle, the proximity graphic will also
appear in the reversing camera image. This superimposed graphic
helps the driver to localise the critical area of the vehicle.
If the MMI screen is showing the graphic display you can switch to
the image of the reversing camera by pressing the control button
for the function Rear View ⇒ page 132, fig. 144.
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The parking aid cannot replace the full concentration of the
driver. The driver is always responsible for safety during parking
and other manoeuvres. Always keep a close watch on the area
around the vehicle.
Please note that low obstacles detected by the system may no
longer be registered by the sensors as the car moves closer, so the
system will not give any further warning. Certain kinds of obstacles (such as wire fences, chains, thin painted posts or trailer draw
bars, etc.) may not always be detected by the system (accident
risk).
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•
Note
There is a slight delay in the picture display.
You can change the settings for the graphic display and the
reversing camera in the MMI ⇒ page 140.
General maintenance
Self-help
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•
To ensure that the acoustic parking aid works properly, the
sensors and the lens of the reversing camera must be kept clean
and free of snow and ice. Please observe the additional notes from
⇒ page 143 onwards.
•
Please refer to the notes on towing ⇒ page 138.
Parking mode
There are two different parking modes available when you park your
vehicle with the help of the reversing camera. These are referred to
as “Parking mode 1” ⇒ page 136 and “Parking mode 2” ⇒ page 137.
“Parking mode 1” ⇒ fig. 145 can, for example, be used when
parking your vehicle in a carport or a garage ⇒ page 136.
“Parking mode 2” ⇒ fig. 146 can be used, for example, when
parking your vehicle at the roadside ⇒ page 137.
Applies to vehicles: with parking system advanced
Reversing camera (Rear View)
The reversing camera image in the MMI display shows the
area behind the vehicle.
When you activate the reversing camera ⇒ page 131 the MMI
display will automatically show “Parking mode 1”. You can switch to
A
“Parking mode 2” by pressing the control button Mode A
⇒ page 136, fig. 150. Press the control button Mode repeatedly to
switch between “Parking mode 1” and “Parking mode 2”.
Orientation lines and area markings
Fig. 145 Viewed from
above: Parking mode 1
Orientation lines and area markings (⇒ page 136, fig. 149 and
⇒ page 137, fig. 151) are also projected onto the reversing camera
images. They differ, depending on the parking mode you have
selected. These orientation markings are intended to assist the
driver when parking and manoeuvring in tight spaces. They are
projected onto the image at road surface level (not on a gradient).
At the latest when the orientation lines and blue area markings
overlap with vehicles or other objects the distance to the vehicles/objects is no longer sufficient ⇒ page 142.
The orientation lines and blue area markings will not be displayed if
the boot lid is open or the factory-fitted power socket for the trailer
is in use ⇒ page 138. This may not apply if the power socket was
NOT factory-fitted.
Fig. 146 Viewed from
above: Parking mode 2
You can adjust the settings in the MMI to select which system you
want to be displayed on the MMI screen ⇒ page 140:
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Graphic display, or
Reversing camera images (Rear View), or
Automatic (switches automatically between graphic display and
reversing camera), or
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Off (no display).
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Applies to vehicles: with parking system advanced
The reversing camera can be switched on and off in the MMI
⇒ page 140. The acoustic proximity warning will, however, remain
activated.
Detection range of the reversing camera
WARNING
•
The reversing camera has blind spots in which obstacles are
not registered. It is particularly important to ensure that there are
no small children or animals near the vehicle, as the reversing
camera may not always be able to detect them (accident risk).
Fig. 147 Viewed from
above: Area covered by
the reversing camera
•
The parking aid cannot replace the full concentration of the
driver. The driver is always responsible for safety during parking
and other manoeuvres. Always keep a close watch on the area
around the vehicle.
•
Please note that low obstacles detected by the system may no
longer be registered by the sensors as the car moves closer, so the
system will not give any further warning. Certain kinds of obstacles (such as wire fences, chains, thin painted posts or trailer draw
bars, etc.) may not always be detected by the system (accident
risk).
•
•
Note
There is a slight delay in the picture display.
To ensure that the reversing camera works properly, the lens of
the camera ⇒ page 131, fig. 143 must be kept clean and free of
snow and ice. Please observe the additional notes on ⇒ page 143.
•
If the boot lid is open the angle covered by the camera will
change. For this reason, the image of the reversing camera will then
be shown without orientation lines and blue area markings.
•
1 :
Fig. 148 Side view: A
Area covered by the
2 :
reversing camera; A
area NOT covered by
the reversing camera
The section of the "Rear View" image shown in the MMI display is
roughly the same as the area covered by the camera as shown in
1 in ⇒ fig. 148. Objects which are in area A
2
⇒ fig. 147 or A
⇒ fig. 148 of the reversing camera or in close proximity to the
bumper cannot be identified.
Please refer to the notes on towing ⇒ page 138.
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WARNING
Please note that objects which are not touching the ground may
appear to be further away than they actually are (e.g. the bumper
of a parked vehicle, a towing bracket or the rear end of a truck). In
this case you should not use the orientation lines for judging the
distance (accident risk).
– Activate the reversing camera ⇒ page 131.
“Parking mode 1” ⇒ fig. 149 is the standard setting.
3 and static
Dynamic orange-coloured orientation lines A
1 will be projected onto the image
blue area markings A
of the reversing camera.
– When the vehicle is stationary, use the orange orientation lines as a guide for turning the steering to the
correct angle for the parking space.
Applies to vehicles: with parking system advanced
Parking mode 1
“Parking mode 1” can, for example, be used to assist you
when parking in a garage or carport.
– Reverse into the space and adapt the steering angle to
the parking space, using the orange lines to assist you
⇒
.
– Align your vehicle according to the blue area marking.
The blue area marking should be parallel to the lines of
the parking space ⇒ fig. 150.
1 Blue area marking
A
Fig. 149 MMI display:
Driving into the
parking space with the
correct steering angle
The marking behind the vehicle (in different shades of blue) is an
extension of the vehicle outline. It reaches about five metres to the
rear of the vehicle. The shade of blue changes at a distance of
approx. 1 m, 2 m and 5 m from the vehicle.
2 and A
3 Orange orientation lines
A
The orientation lines change direction according to the steering
angle. These lines represent the path which the rear of the vehicle
would take if you were to reverse using the current steering angle.
2
The dynamic orientation lines also have additional markers A
which are spaced approx. 1 metre apart. These markers help you to
judge the distance up to an obstacle.
Fig. 150 MMI display:
Aligning the vehicle
with the help of the
blue area markings
4 Red line
A
5 to the red line is approx.
The distance from your rear bumper A
40 cm ⇒
. From here at the latest, the driver should not reverse
any further ⇒ page 142.
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5 Rear bumper
A
Applies to vehicles: with parking system advanced
For better orientation the rear bumper of your vehicle is also shown
in the MMI display.
Parking mode 2
137
“Parking mode 2” can be used, for example, when parking
at the roadside.
WARNING
Please note that objects which are not touching the ground may
appear to be further away than they actually are (e.g. the bumper
of a parked vehicle, a towing bracket or the rear end of a truck). In
this case you should not use the orientation lines for judging the
distance (accident risk).
Fig. 151 MMI display:
Blue area marking
aligned in parking
space
Caution
The MMI display shows the path of the rear end of the vehicle if you
were to reverse using the current steering angle. NB: The front end
of the vehicle swings out further than the rear.
•
Note
To ensure that the reversing camera works properly, the lens of
the camera ⇒ page 131, fig. 143 must be kept clean and free of
snow and ice. Please observe the additional notes on ⇒ page 143.
Fig. 152 MMI display:
Blue marking touches
edge of pavement
– To park in a parking space on the right side of the road:
– Position your vehicle parallel to the roadside, about a
metre away from the next parked vehicle ⇒ page 134,
fig. 146. If you are parking next to obstacles please
observe ⇒ page 141.
– Activate the reversing camera ⇒ page 131.
“Parking mode 1” is the standard setting.
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A ⇒ page 136,
– Press the control button for Mode A
fig. 150. “Parking mode 2” ⇒ fig. 151 will appear in the
MMI display.
– Reverse and align the position of your vehicle in such a
2 ⇒ fig. 151
way that the dark blue area marking A
borders onto the vehicle behind or onto the parking
space line marking. If you are not parking next to obstacles ⇒ page 141 the long side of the dark blue marking
should border onto the kerb. The complete dark blue
area marking must fit into the parking space ⇒ page 134,
fig. 146.
– When the vehicle is stationary turn the steering wheel to
the right as far as it will go.
– Reverse into the parking space. If you are not parking
4
next to obstacles ⇒ page 141 the dark blue marking A
should touch the kerb ⇒ page 137, fig. 152. Stop your
vehicle.
– Turn the steering wheel to the left as far as it will go
(vehicle is stationary).
– Continue to reverse into the parking space until the
vehicle is standing parallel to the kerb. When reversing
you must also keep a close watch on the front end of the
vehicle ⇒
.
You can use “Parking mode 2” to park on the left or the right side of
the road. For this reason, the blue markings are shown in various
2 and the dark blue
shades of blue. The dark blue area marking A
4 are used when parking on the right side of the road. The
curve A
1 and the light blue curve A
3 are used
light blue area marking A
when parking on the left side of the road.
When the turn signals are on, the display will only show the markings for the relevant side. To change the display to the other side,
just switch on the opposite turn signals.
3 and dark blue A
4 curves show you when to turn the
The light blue A
steering wheel in the other direction, i.e. when the curve touches
the kerb. ⇒ page 137, fig. 152.
5 to the red line A
6 is approx.
The distance from your rear bumper A
40 cm. From here at the latest, the driver should not reverse any
further ⇒ page 142.
WARNING
Please note that objects which are not touching the ground may
appear to be further away than they actually are (e.g. the bumper
of a parked vehicle, a towing bracket or the rear end of a truck). In
this case you should not use the orientation lines for judging the
distance (accident risk).
Caution
The MMI display shows the path of the rear end of the vehicle if you
were to reverse using the current steering angle. NB: The front end
of the vehicle swings out further than the rear.
Note
To ensure that the reversing camera works properly, the lens of the
camera ⇒ page 131, fig. 143 must be kept clean and free of snow
and ice. Please observe the additional notes on ⇒ page 143.
Applies to vehicles: with parking system and towing bracket
Towing bracket
Once the electrical connector for the trailer socket is plugged in on
vehicles with a factory-fitted towing bracket the rear sensors for the
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parking aid are NO LONGER activated when reverse gear is engaged.
This results in the following restrictions:
139
Settings
Applies to vehicles: with parking system
parking system:
Adjusting warning beeps
There is no distance warning.
parking system plus*:
There is no rear distance warning ⇒ page 129. However, the system
will still give a warning when obstacles are detected while driving
forwards. The graphic display ⇒ page 129, fig. 142 will switch over
to towing mode.
The volume and frequency (pitch) of the beeps can be
adjusted on the sound system or MMI.
parking system advanced*:
There is no rear distance warning ⇒ page 131. However, the system
will still give a warning when obstacles are detected while driving
forwards. The graphic display ⇒ page 132, fig. 144 will switch over
to towing mode. The image of the reversing camera will then be
shown without orientation lines and blue area markings.
Fig. 153 MMI display:
Selection menu
– Select: Function selector button CAR > Audi parking
system.
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•
•
•
Rear volume - to adjust the rear volume.
Rear frequency - to adjust the rear frequency.
Front volume* - to adjust the front volume.
Front frequency* - to adjust the front frequency.
When you change the volume or frequency, the front or rear loudspeaker will give a test warning beep at the new setting for about
2 seconds.
The volume and frequency settings will be automatically stored and
assigned to the remote control key.
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Applies to vehicles: with parking system plus
Applies to vehicles: with parking system advanced
Switching graphic display on and off
Switching graphic display/reversing camera
on and off
The settings for the graphic display can be selected on the
sound system or MMI.
Fig. 154 MMI display:
Display APS - submenu
The settings for the graphic display and reversing camera
can be selected on the sound system or MMI.
Fig. 155 MMI display:
Display APS - submenu
– Select: Function selector button CAR > Audi parking
system > Display.
If you have selected Graphic in the settings, the screen ⇒ page 140,
fig. 156 will automatically show the graphic display when the
parking system is activated.
Note
If you change the settings on the sound system or MMI, the changes
will not take effect until the next time you switch on the parking
system.
Fig. 156 MMI display:
proximity graphic
– Select: Function selector button CAR > Audi parking
system > Display ⇒ fig. 155.
When parking, you can use the reversing camera (Rear View) and
the graphic display separately or in combination.
If you manually switch over to the reversing camera by pressing the
control button marked Rear View ⇒ fig. 156 the control button in
the bottom right-hand corner will show Graphic ⇒ page 137,
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fig. 152. You can use the control buttons to switch between the Rear
View camera and Graphic display at any time as desired. The
settings selected on the sound system or MMI remain stored.
Special parking situations
Setting “Graphic”:
Parking next to an obstacle
If you have selected Graphic in the settings, the screen ⇒ fig. 156
will automatically show the graphic display when the parking
system is activated.
When parking next to an obstacle it is important to keep
sufficient distance at the side.
141
Applies to vehicles: with parking system advanced
Setting “Rear View”
If you have selected Rear View the reversing camera image
⇒ page 136, fig. 150 will be displayed whenever you activate the
parking system (both when reversing and when driving forwards).
Setting “Automatic”:
If you have selected Automatic the screen will automatically show
the reversing camera image when you engage reverse gear and the
graphic display when you drive forwards.
Setting “Off”:
If you select off the reversing camera and graphic display are both
deactivated. The acoustic parking aid will, however, remain activated.
Note
If you change the settings on the sound system or MMI, the changes
will not take effect until the next time you switch on the parking
system.
Fig. 157 Viewed from
above: Parking next to
a wall
When using “Parking mode 2” you can park your vehicle very close
to the kerb of the pavement ⇒ page 134, fig. 146.
However, if you are parking, for example, next to a wall, you must
keep a greater distance to the side in order to avoid any collision
damage. Position the long side of the blue area marking in such a
way that there is sufficient distance to the kerb. The area marking
must NOT touch the kerb ⇒ fig. 157.
You also have to steer in the opposite direction a lot earlier. This
means that the blue curve ⇒ page 137, fig. 152 must not touch the
kerb - make sure there is a sufficient distance to the kerb ⇒
.
WARNING
•
Please make sure you keep a sufficient distance between the
vehicle and any obstacles to make sure that the exterior mirror or
edge of the vehicle do not collide with the obstacle (accident risk).
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WARNING (continued)
•
The parking aid cannot replace the full concentration of the
driver. The driver is always responsible for safety during parking
and other manoeuvres. Always keep a close watch on the area
around the vehicle.
•
When parking or manoeuvring do not rely solely on the MMI
display. Some objects (e.g. narrow posts or bars) may - due to the
resolution of the display screen - not be displayed in a satisfactory
manner or may not be displayed at all.
Applies to vehicles: with parking system advanced
Note on distances
The red line in the MMI display ⇒ fig. 158 marks the distance which
you should keep to an obstacle when parking. If the obstacle is
located at road surface level you can approach the obstacle until the
red line (40 cm distance) makes contact with the obstacle. However,
if the obstacle is not at road surface level (e.g. the bumper of
another vehicle) you should not approach the obstacle allowing the
red line to make contact with the obstacle.
If you, for example, reverse towards a vehicle, the orientation lines
and area markings in the MMI display appear to be overlapping onto
the vehicle behind ⇒ page 142, fig. 158. In the example shown in
the picture the red line in the MMI display is directly on the bumper
2
of the vehicle behind. In actual fact, however, the red line A
⇒ page 142, fig. 159 is not making contact with the bumper but has
already moved underneath the bumper. The actual distance to the
1 ) is already much less than 40 cm. You
vehicle behind (broken line A
must also include the bumper of your own vehicle in the calculation
of the distance ⇒
.
WARNING
•
Fig. 158 MMI display:
Red line makes contact
with bumper
Please note that objects which are not touching the ground
may appear to be further away than they actually are (e.g. the
bumper of a parked vehicle, a towing bracket or the rear end of a
truck). In this case you should not use the orientation lines for
judging the distance (accident risk).
•
Please make sure you keep a sufficient distance between the
vehicle and any obstacles to make sure that the exterior mirror or
edge of the vehicle do not collide with the obstacle (accident risk).
•
The parking aid cannot replace the full concentration of the
driver. The driver is always responsible for safety during parking
and other manoeuvres. Always keep a close watch on the area
around the vehicle.
•
Fig. 159 Actual
distance to bumper
When parking or manoeuvring do not rely solely on the MMI
display. Some objects (e.g. narrow posts or bars) may - due to the
resolution of the display screen - not be displayed in a satisfactory
manner or may not be displayed at all.
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Vehicles or other objects shown in the MMI display appear to be
further away or closer, if:
•
Applies to vehicles: with parking system
Fault warning for the acoustic parking aid
parking system:
If you hear a long beep when you engage reverse gear, the rear
parking aid is not functioning correctly.
you are reversing from a horizontal surface up a gradient or
down a hill,
•
•
you are reversing towards protruding objects,
the vehicle has been loaded with a greater load on the rear.
The accuracy of the orientation lines and the blue area markings
decreases if:
parking system plus*/parking system advanced*:
•
If you hear a long beep for a few seconds when you engage reverse
gear and the diode in the switch * starts flashing, there is a fault
in the rear and front parking system with graphic display.
•
You will be notified of a system fault
How to clean the lens of the reversing camera:
the reversing camera does not provide a reliable image, e.g. if
visibility is poor or the lens is dirty,
the sun is so dazzling that you cannot see the image on the
display screen.
•
when you manually activate the parking system via the switch
* ⇒ page 129
•
•
the first time you engage reverse gear after switching on the
ignition, or
•
•
•
immediately, if the fault is identified while you are using the
parking system.
Moisten the lens using a commercially available, alcohol-based
glass cleaning agent and clean the lens with a dry cloth.
Remove snow using a small brush.
If possible, use de-icing spray to remove any ice ⇒
.
WARNING
•
Note
If the system alerts you to a fault please have the fault rectified by
an Audi workshop or other qualified workshop.
Notes on reversing camera
We recommend that you practise parking with the reversing camera
in a quiet location (car park or similar) in order to become familiar
with the system, including the orientation lines and all the other
features. Ideally, the weather and light conditions should be good.
Safety
•
For technical reasons, the reversing camera cannot show the
complete area behind the vehicle ⇒ page 135, fig. 148. It is particularly important to ensure that there are no small children or
animals near the vehicle, as the reversing camera may not always
be able to detect them (accident risk).
Applies to vehicles: with parking system advanced
Controls
Even when using the reversing camera, the driver must still
keep a close watch on the area behind the vehicle and use the
mirrors.
Driving tips
•
The parking aid cannot replace the full concentration of the
driver. The driver is always responsible for safety during parking
and other manoeuvres. Always keep a close watch on the area
around the vehicle.
General maintenance
Self-help
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WARNING (continued)
•
Do not allow the camera images in the MMI display to distract
you from watching the traffic.
•
When parking or manoeuvring do not rely solely on the MMI
display. Some objects (e.g. narrow posts or bars) may - due to the
resolution of the display screen - not be displayed in a satisfactory
manner or may not be displayed at all.
•
Only use the reversing camera to assist you if it is supplying
you with a good and clear picture. The quality of the picture could
be impaired by adverse light, dirt on the lens or a defect (accident
risk).
• If the MMI display is switched on and the picture is obscured or
the area behind the vehicle is not visible (e.g. due to a dirty or
defective lens) you must not use the reversing camera to assist
you when manoeuvring (accident risk).
•
The reversing camera produces two-dimensional images.
Please remember that ridges in the ground, parts protruding on
other vehicles or fixed objects jutting out are all more difficult to
detect on the MMI display screen due to a lack of spatial depth. In
some cases it may not be possible to detect them at all.
•
For safety reasons, you should not use the system if the position and installation angle of the camera have been changed, e.g.
in a rear-end collision. Have it checked by a qualified workshop.
•
Only use the reversing camera when the boot lid is completely
closed. Please make sure that there are no objects mounted to the
rear end of the vehicle which could block the view of the reversing
camera.
•
Caution
Never remove snow and ice from the lens of the reversing
camera using warm or hot water - danger of cracks appearing on the
lens.
•
Never use abrasive cleaning agents on the lens.
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Universal transmitter
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Applies to vehicles: with HomeLink
Description
The HomeLink universal transmitter can be programmed
to replace the hand-held controls of devices already in
use.
HomeLink allows you to conveniently activate garage doors, estate
gates, security systems, home or office lighting and other electric
devices by means of control buttons inside your car.
Note
For additional information on HomeLink® and/or products
compatible with HomeLink®, please call the toll-free HomeLink®
hotline (0) 08000466 35465 or alternatively +49 (0) 6838 907 277, or
visit the HomeLink® website at: www.homelink.com
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HomeLink® is a registered trademark of Johnson Controls.
Applies to vehicles: with HomeLink
Programming the universal transmitter
The HomeLink unit is programmed at the radiator grille.
HomeLink can replace up to three hand-held transmitters operating
existing devices on your property with a single universal transmitter. This will be possible for most transmitters which control the
drive units for a garage door or external gates, etc. You can
programme the individual hand-held transmitters for your remote
control at or near the centre of the radiator grille. This is where the
control unit is located.
To be able to control systems with HomeLink, you need to perform
initial programming on the HomeLink transmitter first. If systems
fail to respond after the initial programming, check whether these
systems work with a "rolling code" (variable security code)
⇒ page 146.
Fig. 160 Operating
unit in headliner
WARNING
When you are programming the HomeLink universal transmitter,
make sure that no persons or objects are close to the devices
receiving the transmitter signals. If a gate or door is inadvertently
set into motion during programming, persons might be injured or
other damage caused by moving parts.
Fig. 161 Radiator grille
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At the operating unit
1. Switch on the ignition (do not start the engine).
2. Press and hold down the two outer HomeLink buttons
A
⇒ page 145, fig. 160 until the indicator diode A
⇒ page 145, fig. 160 begins to flash after about
20 seconds. This procedure will delete the standard
factory settings and does not need to be repeated when
programming the other buttons.
3. Press the particular HomeLink button which you would
like to program.
A begins to flash. The HomeLink
4. Wait until the diode A
module now remains in training mode for 5 minutes.
5. Now step in front of your vehicle with the original handheld transmitter for the garage door opener or any other
device you wish to assign to the HomeLink control
button.
The proper distance between the hand-held transmitter and the
HomeLink module at the radiator grille depends on the system you
want to train. It may require several attempts.
The turn signals will flash once if the time limit for the programming
mode has been exceeded. In this case the programming procedure
needs to be performed again. Repeat the sequence at the operating
unit starting with step 3.
The programming instructions above also apply to the other control
buttons. Start with step 3 if you wish to proceed and program the
other two buttons.
If the garage door or other devices still fail to be activated with the
HomeLink control buttons after programming is completed, it is
possible that these systems might be working with a rolling code
instead of the normal fixed security code. If this is the case, a rolling
code programming is required in addition to the steps described
above. ⇒ page 146
Applies to vehicles: with HomeLink
Rolling code programming
At the radiator grille
6. Hold the original hand-held transmitter at or near the
centre of your car's radiator grille ⇒ page 145, fig. 161.
7. Press the activator button on the original hand-held
transmitter.
8. As you do so, watch the turn signals on your vehicle.
HomeLink confirms successful programming by flashing
all four turn signals three times.
9. If the turn signals fail to flash three times, repeat the
procedure with the transmitter held at a different
distance from the radiator grille.
Some devices require rolling code programming of the
HomeLink universal transmitter.
Identifying a rolling code
– Press the already programmed HomeLink button again
and hold it down.
A ⇒ page 145, fig. 160. If the
– Watch HomeLink diode A
diode starts flashing rapidly and turns into a constant
light after about 2 seconds, this indicates that the device
you wish to operate (e.g. a garage door opener) is
equipped with a rolling code.
– Program the rolling code as follows:
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Activating the garage door opener drive unit
Applies to vehicles: with HomeLink
– Locate the programming button on the garage door
drive. The exact location and colour of the button may
vary depending on the type of garage door opener.
Operating HomeLink
– Press the programming button on the door drive unit
(this will normally cause a “programming mode indicator
lamp” on the unit to light up). You now have about 30
seconds to start and complete the programming of the
HomeLink control button on the operating unit.
– Make sure that the ignition is on.
Programming at the operating unit in the
headliner
– Press and release the already programmed HomeLink
button.
– Press the HomeLink button again to complete rolling
code programming.
After programming at the operating unit in the headliner, the
garage door opener should recognize the HomeLink signal and
respond when the HomeLink button is pressed. Now the other
control buttons can be programmed as required.
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The programmed devices are activated by means of the
HomeLink control buttons in the headliner.
– Press the programmed HomeLink button ⇒ page 145,
fig. 160. The device assigned to that button (e.g. garage
door) will be activated.
The HomeLink indicator diode ⇒ page 145, fig. 160 will light up
when you press the button.
Applies to vehicles: with HomeLink
Erasing the button programming
You can erase the complete HomeLink programming by
pressing the two outer buttons.
– Switch on the ignition (do not start the engine).
– Press and hold down the two outer buttons until the indicator diode starts to flash ⇒ page 145, fig. 160.
– Then release the buttons.
Note
Having a second person assist you makes programming of the
rolling code easier and faster. For some makes of garage door
openers the HomeLink button may have to be pressed a third time
to complete the training sequence.
• If you encounter problems programming the rolling code you
may find helpful information in the operating instructions of the
garage door opener or other device you wish to operate.
After the programming of the HomeLink buttons has been erased,
the system will return to the training mode and is ready to be reprogrammed at any time.
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Note
Programmed buttons cannot be erased individually.
For security reasons it is advisable to erase the programming of
the HomeLink buttons prior to selling your vehicle.
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Re-programming a button
A HomeLink button can be re-programmed individually
without affecting the other button allocations.
least 15 seconds before trying again with the transmitter in a
different position. Keep watching the turn signals during that
time.
Applies to vehicles: with HomeLink
At the operating unit in the headliner
– Press and hold down the selected button until the indicator diode ⇒ page 145, fig. 160 starts flashing slowly.
Conformity certification
The HomeLink universal transmitter is registered in the following
countries under the following certification numbers:
At the radiator grille
Country
Certification number
Andorra
16SEP2003
Belgium
RTT/D/X2064
Denmark
98.3142-266
Germany
D800038K
Finland
FI98080106
France
97619 RD
Gibraltar
RTTE 20754/0087847
Greece
JCI 05JUL2000 RTTE
– If the turn signals fail to flash three times, repeat the
procedure with the transmitter held at a different
distance from the radiator grille.
Great Britain
RTTE 20754/0087847
Republic of Ireland
TRA 24/5/109/5
Iceland
IS-3418-00
When the turn signals have flashed three times, this means the
device previously stored in HomeLink has been erased and the new
system programmed in its place. To activate the new system, press
the HomeLink button that has just been re-programmed.
Italy
DGPGF/4/341032/TB 0002573
Croatia
SRD-156/03
Luxembourg
L2433/10510-03J
Malta
WT/122/98
Monaco
PC/cp-CI.T55-03/04672
Netherlands
NL99030970
Norway
NO20000026
– Hold the original hand-held transmitter for the garage
door opener or other device directly in front of the radiator grille of your vehicle (at or near the centre)
⇒ page 145, fig. 161. The exact distance depends on the
system that you want to program.
– Press the button on the original hand-held transmitter
for the garage door opener or other device.
– As you do so, watch the turn signals on your vehicle.
HomeLink confirms successful programming by flashing
all four turn signals three times.
Note
It may require several attempts before programming is successful.
When programming a new device, keep the button pressed for at
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Country
Certification number
Austria
GZ104569-ZB/98
Poland
URT-GP-CLBT-431-66/2002/C
Portugal
JCI 03JUL2000 RTTE
Sweden
Ue990195
Switzerland
BAKOM 98.0746.K.P
Slovak Republic
R 267 2001 N
Spain
0416 00
Czech Republic
CTU 2000 3 R 1194
Turkey
0425/TGM-TR/JOCO-EURO
Hungary
BB-5793-1/2000
Cyprus
MCW129/95 12/2000
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Safe driving
General notes
Safety is the first priority
Your safety is our first priority.
This chapter contains important information, tips, suggestions and warnings that you should read and observe for
your own safety and the safety of your passengers.
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Belt force limiters for the front seats,
Belt pre-tensioners for the front seats,
Head restraints for all seats,
Optimised protection against injuries of the cervical vertebrae,
Front airbags,
Side airbags in the backrests of the front seats,
Head-protection airbags (sideguard system),
“ISOFIX” mountings* for “ISOFIX” child safety seats on the rear
seats,
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These individual safety features are harmonised to provide you and
your passengers with the best possible protection in accident situations. However, they can only be effective if you and your passengers sit in the correct position and adjust and use the safety equipment properly.
WARNING
The information in this chapter is important for the driver of
the vehicle and all passengers. The other chapters in this manual
(and, where applicable, in the other literature supplied with the
vehicle) contain further important notes which you should read
and observe for your own safety and that of your passengers.
Ensure that the complete vehicle wallet is always in the vehicle.
This is especially important when you lend or sell the vehicle to
others.
Safety features
The safety features listed here are part of the vehicle's
occupant restraint system. They work together to help
reduce the risk of injury in a wide variety of accident situations.
Height-adjustable head restraints on the seats,
Adjustable steering column.
For these reasons, this chapter explains why these safety features
are so important, how they can protect you, what you need to
remember when using them, and how you and your passengers can
gain the most benefit from them. There are also a number of important safety warnings which you and your passengers should always
observe in order to minimise the risk of injury.
Safety is everyone's responsibility!
Before every trip
Your safety and the safety of your passengers should not be left to
chance. In the event of an accident, the safety features incorporated
in your vehicle are capable of reducing the risk of injury. These are
just a few of the safety features in your Audi:
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Optimised three-point seat belts for all seats,
The driver is responsible for the safety of the passengers
and the safe operation of the vehicle at all times.
For your own safety and the safety of your passengers,
always note the following points before every trip:
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– Make sure that all lights and turn signals are working
properly.
– Never drive when your driving ability is impaired (by
medication, alcohol, drugs, etc.).
– Check the tyre pressures.
– Obey all traffic regulations and speed limits and always
maintain a safe distance to the vehicle in front.
– Make sure that all windows are clean and give good visibility to the outside.
– Secure all luggage and other items carefully ⇒ page 75.
– Always adjust your speed to suit the road, traffic and
weather conditions.
– Make sure that no objects can interfere with the pedals.
– Take frequent breaks on long trips. Do not drive for more
than two hours without a stop.
– Adjust the front seat, head restraint and mirrors
correctly.
– If possible, avoid driving when you are tired or stressed.
– Make sure that the head restraints for all passengers are
adjusted to the correct position.
– Make sure that children are protected with suitable
safety seats and properly worn seat belts ⇒ page 175.
– Sit in the correct position in your seat and make sure that
your passengers do the same. ⇒ page 70.
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WARNING
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Distractions while driving or any kind of impairment to your
driving ability increase the risk of accident and injury.
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Do not store loose objects on the dashboard. These objects
could fly around the interior when the vehicle is moving (under
acceleration or whilst cornering) and distract the driver – this
could lead to an accident.
– Fasten your seat belt correctly. Make sure that your
passengers do the same ⇒ page 160.
What affects driving safety?
Safety on the road is directly related to how you drive, and
can also be affected by the passengers in the vehicle.
The driver is responsible for the safety of the vehicle and all
its occupants. If your ability to drive is impaired in any way,
you endanger yourself and other road users ⇒
. Therefore:
– Do not let yourself be distracted by passengers or by
using a mobile phone, etc.
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Correct sitting positions
Correct sitting position for driver
– Move the driver's seat forwards or backwards so that you
can press the accelerator, brake and clutch pedals all the
way to the floor with your knees slightly bent ⇒
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The correct driving position is important for safe and
fatigue-free driving.
– Make sure that you can comfortably reach the top of the
steering wheel.
– Adjust the head restraint so that the top of the head
restraint is level with the top of your head ⇒ fig. 163.
– Adjust the backrest to an upright position so that your
back remains in contact with the upholstery.
– Fasten your seat belt correctly ⇒ page 160.
Fig. 162 Minimum
distance between
driver and steering
wheel
– Keep both feet in the footwell so that you are in full
control of the vehicle at all times.
For detailed information on how to adjust the driver's seat, see
⇒ page 70, “Seats and storage”.
WARNING
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A driver who is not sitting in the correct position or who is not
wearing a seat belt can be fatally injured if the airbag is triggered.
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Fig. 163 Correct head
restraint position for
the driver
Adjust the driver's seat so there is a distance of at least 25 cm
between your breastbone and the centre of the steering wheel
⇒ fig. 162.
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While driving, always hold the steering wheel with both hands
on the outside of the rim at about the 9 o'clock and 3 o'clock position. This reduces the risk of injury if the driver's airbag inflates.
For your own safety, and to reduce the risk of injury in the
event of an accident, we recommend the following driving
position.
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– Adjust the steering wheel so there is a distance of at least
25 cm between the steering wheel and your breastbone
⇒ fig. 162.
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Never hold the steering wheel at the 12 o'clock position, or
with your hands inside the rim or on the steering wheel hub. This
could result in serious injuries to the arms, hands and head if the
driver's airbag inflates.
To reduce any risk of injury to the driver during a sudden brake
application or in an accident, never drive with the backrest tilted
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WARNING
too far back. The airbag system and seat belts can only provide
proper protection when the backrest is in an upright position and
the driver is wearing the seat belt in the correct position. The
further the backrest is tilted back, the greater the risk of injury due
to incorrect positioning of the belt webbing or an incorrect sitting
position.
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Adjust the head restraint properly so that it can give maximum
protection.
Correct sitting position for front passenger
The front seat passenger must sit at least 25 cm away
from the dash panel so that the airbag has enough room
to inflate and give maximum protection in an accident.
For your own safety and to reduce the risk of injury in the
event of an accident, we recommend adjusting the front
passenger's seat as follows:
– Move the front passenger's seat as far back as possible
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– Adjust the backrest to an upright position so that your
back remains in contact with the upholstery.
– Adjust the head restraint so that the top of the head
restraint is level with the top of your head ⇒ page 156.
– Keep both feet in the footwell in front of the seat.
– Fasten your seat belt correctly ⇒ page 163.
In exceptional cases you can disable the front passenger's airbag
via the key-operated switch* ⇒ page 173.
A passenger who is not sitting in the correct position or who is not
wearing a seat belt can be fatally injured if the airbag is triggered.
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Adjust the front passenger's seat so there is a distance of at
least 25 cm between your breastbone and the dash panel.
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Always keep your feet on the floor when the vehicle is moving;
never rest them on the instrument panel, out of the window or on
the seat. If you sit in an incorrect position, you increase your risk
of injury in the event of sudden braking or an accident. If the airbag
is triggered, you could sustain potentially fatal injuries by sitting
out of position.
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To reduce the risk of injury to the front passenger in the case of
sudden braking or an accident, the passenger should never travel
in a moving vehicle with the backrest reclined. The airbag system
and seat belt can only provide proper protection when the backrest is in an upright position and the passenger is wearing the seat
belt in the correct position. The further the backrest is tilted back,
the greater the risk of injury due to incorrect positioning of the belt
webbing or an incorrect sitting position.
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Always adjust the head restraints properly for maximum
protection.
Correct sitting position for passengers in the
rear
Rear seat passengers should sit upright with both feet on
the floor and wear their seat belts properly whenever the
vehicle is moving.
To reduce any risk of injury in the event of sudden braking
or an accident, passengers in the rear seats must observe
the following:
For detailed information on how to adjust the front passenger's
seat, see ⇒ page 70, “Seats and storage”.
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– Adjust the head restraint so that the top of the head
restraint is level with the top of your head ⇒ page 156.
– Keep both feet in the footwell in front of the rear seat.
– Fasten your seat belt correctly ⇒ page 163.
– Use appropriate child restraint systems for children travelling in the vehicle ⇒ page 175.
Fig. 165 Correctly
adjusted head restraint
(seen from the side)
WARNING
Rear passengers sitting out of position can suffer severe injuries.
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Always adjust the head restraints properly for maximum
protection.
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Seat belts only offer maximum protection when the backrest is
in an upright position and the passengers are wearing the seat
belts properly. By not sitting upright, rear passengers increase the
risk of injury due to incorrect positioning of the seat belt
webbing.
The head restraints must be adjusted properly to provide
maximum protection.
– Adjust the head restraint so that the top of the head
restraint is level with the top of your head ⇒ fig. 164 and
⇒ fig. 165.
For more information on how to adjust the head restraints, see
⇒ page 74.
WARNING
Correct adjustment of head restraints
Properly adjusted head restraints are an important part of
the vehicle's occupant protection system. They can help
to reduce the risk of injuries in most accident situations.
Travelling with the head restraints removed or incorrectly
adjusted increases the risk of severe injuries.
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Incorrectly adjusted head restraints could lead to death in the
event of a collision or accident.
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Incorrectly adjusted head restraints can also increase the risk
of injury during sudden or unexpected braking or other manoeuvres.
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The head restraints must always be adjusted according to the
occupant's size.
Fig. 164 Correctly
adjusted head restraint
(seen from the front)
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Examples of incorrect sitting positions
Occupants can suffer severe or fatal injuries injuries if
they sit in an incorrect position while the vehicle is
moving.
Seat belts can only provide maximum protection if the belt
webbing is positioned correctly. Sitting out of position
greatly reduces the effectiveness of the seat belts and
increases the risk of injury since the belt webbing is not
worn in the position for which it is designed. The driver is
responsible for the safety of all vehicle occupants, especially for children.
– Never allow anyone to sit out of position while the
vehicle is moving ⇒
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The following list shows just some examples of incorrect sitting
positions which can be dangerous to all occupants. The list is not
complete, but will help to make you aware of possible dangers
which can be avoided.
never ride in the footwell,
never travel on a seat without wearing the seat belt,
never climb into the luggage compartment.
WARNING
Sitting out of position increases the risk of severe injuries.
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Sitting out of position exposes the occupants to potentially
fatal injuries: if the airbags inflate they can strike any occupant
who is not in one of the designed seat positions.
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Before starting a trip, sit in the correct position and stay in this
position as long as the vehicle is moving. Before every trip, make
sure all passengers are sitting in the correct positions and remain
correctly seated at all times ⇒ page 70, “Seats and storage”.
Pedal area
Pedals
The pedals must always be free to move and must never
be obstructed by floor mats or any objects in the footwell.
Therefore, whenever the vehicle is moving:
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never stand up in the vehicle,
– Make sure that the accelerator, brake and clutch pedals
are not obstructed and can be pressed all the way down
to the floor.
never stand on the seats,
never kneel on the seats,
never travel with the backrest reclined too far,
– Make sure that all pedals are able to return freely to their
original positions.
never lean against the dash panel,
never lie down on the rear seat,
never sit on the front edge of a seat,
Only use floor mats which leave the pedal area free and can be
securely fastened in the footwell.
never sit sideways,
never lean out of the window,
If one of the brake circuits should fail, increased brake pedal travel
will be required to bring the vehicle safely to a stop.
never put your feet out of the window,
never put your feet on the dash panel,
never put your feet on the seat cushion,
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WARNING
Any obstructions that restrict pedal travel can cause loss of
vehicle control and critical situations on the road.
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Never place objects in the driver's footwell. Such objects could
move under the pedals and interfere with their proper function. In
the event of sudden braking or a change of direction, you would
not be able to use the pedals. This could result in a loss of control
and possibly cause an accident.
Floor mats on the driver's side
Use only floor mats which can be securely fastened in the
footwell and do not obstruct the pedals.
– Make sure that floor mats are securely fastened and
cannot interfere with the pedals ⇒
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Use only floor mats that leave the pedal area unobstructed and are
firmly secured to prevent them from slipping. You can obtain suitable floor mats from your dealer or a specialist retailer.
WARNING
Any obstructions that restrict pedal travel can cause loss of
vehicle control and increase the risk of serious personal injury.
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Always make sure that floor mats are properly secured.
Never lay or install additional floor mats or other floor coverings over the existing floor mats; this would restrict the pedal area
and possibly obstruct the pedals, which could cause an
accident.
Stowing luggage safely
Luggage compartment
All luggage and other objects must be safely secured in
the luggage compartment.
Loose items in the luggage compartment can shift suddenly
and cause a safety hazard or impair the handling of the
vehicle by changing the weight distribution.
– Distribute the load evenly in the luggage compartment
⇒ page 75.
– Place heavy items as far forward as possible in the
luggage compartment and secure them properly.
– Use the fastening rings* provided ⇒ page 159 or the
luggage net* for securing heavy items.
WARNING
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Loose items in the luggage compartment can shift suddenly
and cause a safety hazard or impair the handling of the vehicle by
changing the weight distribution.
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Always stow objects in the luggage compartment and secure
them on the fastening rings*.
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Transporting heavy objects may affect the vehicle's handling by
shifting the centre of gravity – this could cause an accident. Take
extra care when driving and adjust your speed accordingly.
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Never exceed the maximum axle loads or the maximum gross
weight for the vehicle ⇒ page 281, “Performance, weights and
dimensions”. Exceeding the permitted axle loads or gross weight
limit can affect the vehicle's handling characteristics, and increase
the risk of accidents, personal injuries or damage to the vehicle.
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Never leave your vehicle unattended when the boot lid is open.
Children could climb into the boot and close the boot lid from the
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vehicle and the weight of the object. The most significant factor,
however, is the speed of the vehicle.
WARNING (continued)
inside. In this case the child would be unable to get out of the
vehicle without help. This could have fatal consequences.
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Never allow children to play in or around the vehicle. Always
close and lock the boot lid and all the doors when you leave the
vehicle.
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Never let passengers ride in the luggage compartment. All
occupants must be properly restrained by the seat belts at all
times ⇒ page 160.
An example: An object weighing 4.5 kg is lying unsecured in the
vehicle. During a frontal collision at a speed of 50 km/h, this object
generates a force corresponding to 20 times its weight. That means
that the effective weight of the object increases to about 90 kg. You
can imagine the severity of the injuries which might be sustained if
this “projectile” strikes an occupant as it flies through the
passenger compartment.
WARNING
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Note
Air circulation in the vehicle helps reduce fogging of the
windows. Used air escapes through ventilation slots in the rear of
the vehicle. Make sure that these ventilation slots are not
obstructed.
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Suitable belts for securing loads to the fastening rings* are
commercially available.
If items of luggage or other objects are secured to the fastening
rings with inappropriate or damaged retaining cords, injuries
could result in the event of sudden braking or a collision.
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To prevent pieces of luggage or other objects from flying
forward, always use appropriate retaining cords which are properly secured to the fastening rings.
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Never secure a child seat on the fastening rings.
Applies to vehicles: with fastening rings
Fastening rings
Unsecured loads are a hazard to all vehicle occupants.
There are fastening rings in the luggage compartment
which can be used to secure luggage and other objects
⇒ page 76.
– Use the fastening rings to secure items safely in the
luggage compartment ⇒
in “Loading the luggage
compartment” on page 75.
During a collision or an accident, even small and light objects can
possess so much energy that they can cause very severe injuries.
The amount of this “kinetic energy” depends on the speed of the
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Seat belts
Why is it so important to use seat
belts?
Seat belts provide effective protection
The common belief that passengers can brace their
weight with their hands in a minor collision is false.
the forces acting on the occupants and consequently the risk of
injury.
Although these examples are based on a frontal collision, the physical principles involved are the same in other types of accidents and
for vehicles with an airbag system. This is why it is so important to
put on the seat belts before every trip – even when “just driving
around the corner”. Ensure that your passengers wear their seat
belts as well ⇒
.
Properly worn seat belts have been shown to be an effective means
of reducing the potential for injury and improving the chances of
survival in a serious accident ⇒ page 161, “Forces acting in a collision”.
Fig. 166 Driver
protected by the properly worn seat belt
during a sudden brake
manoeuvre
It is an established fact that seat belts provide good protection in
accidents. Therefore wearing a seat belt is required by law in most
countries.
Properly worn seat belts hold the occupants in the best position for
maximum protection ⇒ fig. 166. The seat belts are capable of
absorbing much of the kinetic energy arising in a collision. Also they
help to prevent uncontrolled movements which could lead to severe
injuries ⇒ page 161, “Important safety instructions for using seat
belts”.
If they wear the seat belts correctly, the passengers benefit greatly
from the ability of the belts to reduce the kinetic energy gradually.
The front crumple zones and other passive safety features (such as
the airbag system) are also designed to absorb the kinetic energy
generated in a collision. Taken together, all these features reduce
For information on how children can travel safely in the car
⇒ page 175, “Points to remember if children are travelling in the
car”.
WARNING
•
Seat belts must be put on before every trip – even when driving
in town. This also applies to the rear passengers (injury risk).
•
During pregnancy, women should always ensure they wear a
seat belt. The best way to protect the unborn child is to protect the
mother ⇒ page 164, “Wearing and adjusting the seat belts during
pregnancy”.
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Important safety instructions for using seat
belts
There are a number of safety points concerning the seat
belts which you should remember. This will help to reduce
the risk of injury in an accident.
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WARNING (continued)
buckle of any of the belts is damaged, the belt must be replaced
by a qualified workshop.
•
The seat belts must not be removed or modified in any way. Do
not attempt to repair a damaged belt yourself.
•
Seat belts which have been worn in an accident and stretched
must be replaced by a qualified workshop. The belt anchorages
should also be checked.
WARNING
•
The seat belts can only provide maximum protection if the
seats are adjusted properly ⇒ page 70, “Seats and storage”.
•
To ensure proper protection, it is important to wear the seat
belts in the correct position ⇒ page 163, “How to wear seat belts
properly”. Ensure that the seat belts are worn exactly as recommended in this chapter. Belts which are not worn properly can
increase the risk of injury in accidents considerably.
Forces acting in a collision
Do not allow the seat belt to become twisted or jammed, or to
rub on any sharp edges.
Very large forces are generated during a collision; these
forces have to be absorbed.
•
•
The physical principles involved in a frontal
impact
Never allow two passengers (even children) to share the same
seat belt. It is especially dangerous to place a seat belt over a child
sitting on your lap.
•
Do not wear the belt over hard or fragile objects (such as
glasses or pens, etc.) because this can cause injuries.
•
Loose, bulky clothing (such as an overcoat over a jacket)
impairs the proper fit and function of the belts.
Fig. 167 Passengers of
a vehicle which is
headed for a brick wall.
They are not using seat
belts.
•
The belts must be kept clean, otherwise the retractors may not
work properly ⇒ page 216, “Seat belts”.
•
The slot in the seat belt buckle must not be blocked with paper
or other objects, as this can prevent the latch plate from engaging
properly.
•
The latch plate of the belt must always be engaged in the
correct buckle for that seat, otherwise the belt will not be fully
effective.
•
Check the condition of the seat belts at regular intervals. If you
notice that the belt webbing, fittings, retractor mechanism or
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What happens to passengers not wearing
seat belts?
Passengers not wearing seat belts risk fatal injuries in the
event of an accident.
Fig. 168 The vehicle
crashes against the
wall
The physical principles involved in a frontal collision are relatively
simple:
Both the moving vehicle and the passengers possess energy, which
is known as “kinetic energy” ⇒ page 161, fig. 167. The amount of
“kinetic energy” depends on the speed of the vehicle and the weight
of the vehicle and passengers. The higher the speed and the greater
the weight, the more energy there is to be absorbed in an accident.
The most significant factor, however, is the speed of the vehicle. If
the speed doubles from 25 km/h to 50 km/h, for example, the kinetic
energy increases by a factor of four. Because these passengers are
not restrained by seat belts, the entire amount of kinetic energy has
to be absorbed at the point of impact ⇒ fig. 168. This would result
in serious or potentially fatal injury.
Even at urban speeds of 30 km/h to 50 km/h, the forces acting on the
occupants in a collision can reach the equivalent of 1 ton (1000 kg)
or more. At greater speed these forces are even higher. A rule of
thumb: if the speed doubles, the forces increase by a factor of four.
Passengers who do not wear seat belts are not “attached” to the
vehicle. In a frontal collision they will continue to move forward at
the speed their car was travelling just before the impact.
Fig. 169 A driver not
wearing a seat belt can
be thrown forwards
Fig. 170 A rear
passenger not wearing
a seat belt can be
thrown forwards
In a frontal collision, unbelted passengers will be thrown forwards
and make violent contact with the steering wheel, dashboard, windscreen, etc ⇒ fig. 169. Passengers not wearing their belts risk being
thrown out of the car, resulting in potentially fatal injuries.
The common belief that occupants can brace their weight with their
hands in a minor collision is false. Even at low speeds the forces
acting on the body in a collision are so great that it is not possible
to hold yourself in the seat.
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It is also important for the rear passengers to wear seat belts, as
they could otherwise be thrown forwards violently in an accident.
Rear passengers who do not use seat belts endanger not only themselves but also the other occupants ⇒ page 162, fig. 170.
How to wear seat belts properly
Putting on the three-point seat belts
163
– To fasten the belt, take hold of the latch plate and pull it
slowly across your chest and lap ⇒
.
– Insert the latch plate into the buckle for the appropriate
seat and push it down until it is securely locked with an
audible click ⇒ fig. 172.
– Pull the belt to check that it is now securely fastened.
The three-point inertia reel belts are tensioned automatically. The
retractor system gives complete freedom of movement, as long as
the pull on the belt is slow. Hard braking locks the belt. The belt will
also lock when you accelerate, drive up or down a steep hill or in a
sharp curve.
Always fasten your seat belts before driving off.
WARNING
•
Always make certain that the belt is positioned properly
⇒ fig. 171 – risk of injury ⇒ page 163, “Adjusting the seat belts”.
Fig. 171 Positioning of
head restraints and
seat belts
•
The latch plate of the belt must always be engaged in the
correct buckle for that seat. Otherwise the belt will not be fully
effective and the danger of injury increases.
Adjusting the seat belts
Always position seat belts properly for maximum safety.
Fig. 172 Driver's seat:
Belt buckle and latch
plate
– Adjust the front seat and head restraint correctly before
putting on the seat belt ⇒ page 70, “Seats and storage”.
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Fig. 173 Adjusting
shoulder and lap belt
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The height of the front seat on your vehicle can be adjusted in order
to match the position of the seat belt to your height.
Women should always ensure they adjust the seat belt
correctly during pregnancy.
– Adjust the front seat and head restraint correctly before
putting on the seat belt ⇒ page 70, “Seats and storage”.
WARNING
•
The diagonal part of the belt should never be positioned across
the neck, but roughly over the centre of the shoulder; it should fit
closely against the upper part of the body. The lap part of the belt
must be worn tightly across the hips, and not over the abdomen
⇒ page 163, fig. 173. Pull the belt tight if necessary to take up any
slack.
•
Always make sure that belt is positioned properly. Incorrectly
worn seat belts can give rise to injuries even in a minor collision.
•
Seat belts worn too loose can result in injuries because they
allow excessive forward movement in a crash; the occupant will
be brought to a sudden stop by the belt webbing.
– To fasten the belt, take hold of the latch plate and pull it
slowly down across your chest. Wear the lap portion of
the seat belt as low as possible over the hips so that there
is no pressure on the stomach ⇒ fig. 174, ⇒
.
– Insert the latch plate into the buckle for the appropriate
seat and push it down until it is securely locked with an
audible click ⇒ page 163, fig. 172.
– Pull the belt to check that it is now securely fastened.
WARNING
Wearing and adjusting the seat belts during
pregnancy
To afford the best protection for the unborn child it is
important for the mother to wear the seat belt properly at
all times.
During pregnancy, women should especially make sure to wear
the lap portion of the seat belt as low as possible across the hips
so that there is no pressure on the stomach.
Taking off the seat belts
The red button releases the belt from the buckle.
Fig. 174 Positioning
seat belts during pregnancy
Fig. 175 The latch
plate of the belt
springs out of the
buckle
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– Press the red button in the seat belt buckle ⇒ page 164,
fig. 175. The latch plate will spring out of the buckle.
– Guide the belt back by hand so that it is taken up by the
retractor.
Belt tensioners
How the belt tensioners work
The seat belts for the driver and front passenger are
equipped with belt tensioners.
The seat belts on the front seats are tensioned automatically in
frontal, side and rear-end impacts above a certain degree of
severity. This helps to reduce the forward motion of the occupants.
In a less severe accident, or in the event of a roll-over, the belt
tensioners are not activated.
WARNING
•
Any work on the tensioner system or removal and installation
of system components for other repairs must be performed by a
qualified workshop.
•
The belt tensioners can only be activated once. If they have
been activated at any time, the system must be replaced.
•
Note
Some smoke may be released when the belt tensioners are activated. This does not mean there is a fire in the vehicle.
•
The relevant safety requirements must be observed when the
vehicle or components of the system are scrapped. Your authorised
Audi dealer is familiar with these regulations and will be pleased to
pass on the information to you.
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Airbag system
Description of airbag system
•
General notes on airbag system
•
The airbag is an integral part of the car's passive safety
system.
In conjunction with the three-point seat belts, the airbag system
gives the front occupants additional protection for the head and
chest in the event of a severe frontal collision.
In a severe side collision the side airbags and the head-protection
airbags reduce the risk of injury to the occupants in the areas of the
body facing the impact ⇒
.
goes out and then comes on again after the ignition is switched
on,
WARNING
•
The airbags are not a substitute for the seat belts; they are an
integral part of the car's overall passive safety system. The airbags
can only offer effective protection if the occupants are wearing
their seat belts. For this reason it is very important to wear the
seat belts at all times ⇒ page 160, “Why is it so important to use
seat belts?”.
•
The seat belts and airbags can only provide maximum protection if the occupants are seated correctly ⇒ page 70, “Seats and
storage”.
In addition to their normal function of protecting the occupants in a
collision, the seat belts also hold them in a position where the
airbags can inflate properly and provide maximum protection.
•
The airbag system will only work with the ignition on. The airbag
system is monitored electronically; the airbag warning lamp indicates whether the system is functioning properly.
•
The main parts of the airbag system are:
•
•
•
•
the electronic monitoring system (control unit and sensors),
the two front airbags,
the front side airbags and head-protection airbags,
The airbag warning lamp in the instrument cluster.
There is a fault in the airbag system if the warning
lamp
•
•
on,
does not come on when the ignition is switched on,
does not go out about 4 seconds after the ignition is switched
comes on or flickers while the car is moving.
If you do not wear a seat belt, if you lean forward, or are not
seated correctly while the vehicle is in motion, you are at greater
risk of injury should the airbag system be triggered in an accident.
Components of the airbag system are located in various parts
of the vehicle. If repairs to other vehicle components make it
necessary to perform work on the airbag system or to remove or
install parts of the airbag system, this may cause damage to the
airbag system. As a result, the airbags may not inflate correctly or
may not be triggered at all in an accident situation. For this reason,
you should always have the work carried out by a qualified workshop.
•
If a fault should occur in the airbag system, have the system
checked immediately by a qualified workshop. Otherwise the
system may fail to trigger in an accident.
•
Do not attempt to modify components of the airbag system in
any way.
•
Never make any alterations to the front bumper or the body.
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WARNING (continued)
•
The airbag system can only be activated once; if the airbag has
been triggered, the system must be replaced. Should the airbag
system or airbag modules have to be replaced, the qualified workshop carrying out the replacement will document all details in the
appropriate section of the Service Schedule.
•
If you sell the vehicle, please remember to pass on the
complete Service Wallet to the new owner. If any of the airbags
have been deactivated, it is important that the new owner is also
given the relevant documents.
•
The relevant safety requirements must be observed when the
vehicle or components of the airbag or belt tensioner systems are
scrapped.
•
In an accident in which one or more airbags are triggered the
alternator and the starter are - for safety reasons - both disconnected from the battery via a pyrotechnic circuit breaker.
− Any repairs to the pyrotechnic circuit breaker must always
be performed by a qualified workshop (accident risk).
− The relevant safety requirements must be observed when
the vehicle or the circuit breaker are scrapped.
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The airbag system is not triggered in minor frontal or side collisions,
or in rear collisions or if the car overturns. In these situations the
occupants are protected by wearing the seat belts.
Factors determining the triggering response
It is not possible to define the exact triggering response of the
airbag system in all possible situations, since the circumstances in
different types of accident will vary considerably. Important factors
include, for example, the nature (hard or soft) of the object which
the car hits, the angle of impact, vehicle speed and so on.
Whether the airbags are triggered depends primarily on the vehicle
deceleration rate resulting from the collision. By processing the
signals from the sensors located in the vehicle, the electronic
control unit is immediately able to evaluate the severity of the collision and activate the restraint systems accordingly. If the deceleration rate is below the predefined reference value in the control unit
the airbags will not be triggered, even though the accident may
cause extensive damage to the car.
Note
The airbag releases a fine dust when it inflates. This is quite normal
and does not mean there is a fire in the vehicle.
When are the airbags triggered?
The airbag system is triggered in collisions with a severe
impact.
The airbag system is designed so that the airbags for the driver and
front passenger are triggered in a severe frontal collision.
In severe side collisions the side airbags on the impact side of the
vehicle are triggered together with the head-protection airbag.
The front airbags, side airbags and one of the head-protection
airbags may be triggered together in certain types of accident.
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Front airbags
How the front airbags work
Description of front airbags
When fully inflated, the airbags reduce the risk of head or
chest injury.
The airbag system is not a substitute for the seat belts.
Fig. 176 Driver's
airbag in steering
wheel
Fig. 178 Front airbags
in inflated condition
The airbag system is designed so that the airbags for the driver and
front passenger are triggered in a severe frontal collision.
In certain types of accident the front airbags, side airbags and one
of the head-protection airbags may be triggered together.
Fig. 177 Front
passenger's airbag in
dashboard
The front airbag for the driver is located in the padded hub of the
steering wheel ⇒ page 168, fig. 176. The front airbag for the front
passenger is in the dashboard above the glove box ⇒ fig. 177. The
locations of the airbags are marked with the word “AIRBAG”.
In conjunction with the three-point seat belts, the front airbags give
additional head and chest protection for the driver and front
passenger in the event of a severe frontal collision ⇒
in “Important safety notes on the front airbag system” on page 169.
When the system is triggered, the airbags fill with a propellant gas
and open out in front of the driver and front passenger ⇒ fig. 178.
In order to provide the desired extra protection in an accident, the
airbags have to inflate extremely rapidly (within fractions of a
second). The fully deployed airbags cushion the forwards movement of the front occupants and help to reduce the risk of injury to
the head and the upper part of the body.
Special openings in the airbag allow the gas to escape at a
controlled rate to restrain the forward movement of the occupant's
head and torso. Once the impact has been absorbed, the airbag
deflates sufficiently for the front occupants to see forward.
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Important safety notes on the front airbag
system
There are a number of safety points concerning the airbag
system which you should remember. This will help to
reduce the risk of injury in an accident.
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WARNING (continued)
deactivated. However, if you have no alternative but to use a rearward-facing child seat on the front passenger's seat, the front
passenger's airbag must be deactivated beforehand by means of
the key-operated switch* ⇒ page 173. Failure to observe this
precaution could result in serious or potentially fatal injury.
•
Occupants sitting in the front of the car must never carry any
objects or pets in the space between them and the airbags, or
allow children or other passengers to travel in this position.
•
Fig. 179 Minimum
distance from steering
wheel
Do not cover or stick anything on the steering wheel hub or the
soft plastic surface of the airbag unit on the passenger's side of
the dashboard, and do not obstruct or modify them in any way.
These parts should only be cleaned with a dry cloth (or with a
cloth moistened with plain water). It is also important not to
attach any objects such as cup holders or telephone mountings to
the surfaces covering the airbag units.
•
Any work on the airbag system or removal and installation of
the airbag components for other repairs (such as repairs to the
steering wheel) must be performed by a qualified workshop.
WARNING
•
It is important for the driver and front passenger to maintain a
distance of at least 25 cm from the steering wheel or dashboard
⇒ page 169, fig. 179. The airbag system will not be able to give the
required protection if you sit too close to the steering wheel or
dashboard. There is also a risk of injury if the airbags are inflated.
The front seats and head restraints must always be positioned
correctly for the height of the occupant.
Note
If necessary, you can deactivate the front passenger's airbag by
means of the key-operated switch* ⇒ page 173.
•
If you do not wear a seat belt, if you lean forward or to the side,
or are not seated correctly while the vehicle is in motion, you are
at greater risk of injury. Should the airbag system be triggered in
an accident there is an even greater risk of injury.
•
Never let a child travel on the front seat without an appropriate
restraint system. If the airbag is triggered in an accident, the child
could sustain serious or fatal injuries ⇒ page 175, “Child safety”.
•
Never install a rearward-facing child safety seat on the front
passenger's seat unless the front passenger's airbag has been
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Side airbags
How the side airbags work
Description of side airbags
When fully inflated, the side airbags reduce the risk of
injuries to the upper part of the body.
The airbag system is not a substitute for the seat belts.
Fig. 180 Location of
side airbag in driver's
seat
The side airbags are located in the backrest padding of the front
seats ⇒ fig. 180. The locations of the airbags are marked with the
word “AIRBAG”.
In conjunction with the three-point seat belts, the side airbags give
the occupants additional protection for the whole upper part of the
body (i.e. the chest, stomach and pelvis) in the event of a severe side
collision ⇒
in “Important safety notes on the side airbag system”
on page 171.
In a side collision the side airbags reduce the risk of injury to the
areas of the body facing the impact.
If the side airbags are activated, the head-protection airbags (sideguard system) are always triggered at the same time for additional
protection on the side of the vehicle facing the impact
⇒ page 171.
Fig. 181 Side airbags
in inflated condition
In certain types of side collisions the side airbag is triggered on the
impact side of the vehicle ⇒ fig. 181.
The front airbags, side airbags and the head-protection airbag may
be triggered together in certain types of accident.
When the system is triggered, the airbag is filled with propellant
gas.
In order to provide the desired extra protection in an accident, the
airbags have to inflate extremely rapidly (within fractions of a
second). The airbag releases a fine dust when it inflates. This is quite
normal and does not mean there is a fire in the vehicle.
When fully deployed, the airbags cushion the impact for the occupants and help to reduce the risk of injury to the whole upper part
of the body (i.e. the chest, stomach and pelvis) on the side facing the
door.
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Important safety notes on the side airbag
system
There are a number of safety points concerning the airbag
system which you should remember. This will help to
reduce the risk of injury in an accident.
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when it inflates out of the backrest, and seriously reduce the
airbag's effectiveness.
•
Any damage to the original seat upholstery or around the
seams of the side airbag units must be repaired immediately by a
qualified workshop.
•
WARNING
•
If you do not wear a seat belt, if you lean forward, or are not
seated correctly while the vehicle is in motion, you are at greater
risk of injury should the side airbags be triggered in an accident.
•
Any work involving the side airbag system or removal and
installation of the airbag components for other repairs (such as
repairs to the seats) must always be performed by a qualified
workshop. Otherwise the airbag system may fail to work
properly.
If children are not seated correctly, they are at greater risk of
injury in an accident. This is particularly the case if the child is
travelling on the front passenger's seat and the airbag system is
triggered. This could result in serious or potentially fatal injury
⇒ page 175, “Child safety”.
Head-protection airbags (sideguard)
It is important not to attach any accessories (such as cup
holders) to the doors. This would impair the protection offered by
the side airbags.
The head-protection airbags work together with the side
airbag system to give extra protection in a side impact.
•
Description of head-protection airbags
•
The sensors for the airbags are located in the front doors. You
must therefore not make any modifications to the doors or door
trim (e.g. retrofitting loudspeakers), as this could impair the function of the side airbags. Any damage to the front doors could lead
to faults in the system. Repairs or any other work on the front
doors must therefore always be carried out by a qualified workshop.
•
Fig. 182 Location of
head-protection
airbags above the
doors
The built-in coat hooks should only be used for lightweight
clothing. Do not leave any heavy or sharp-edged objects in the
pockets.
•
Do not apply excessive force to the sides of the backrests (such
as hard knocks or kicks), as this could damage parts of the system.
The side airbags could then fail to operate when required.
•
If you intend to fit protective covers over the seats, these must
be of the specific type approved for use on Audi seats with side
airbags. Conventional seat covers would obstruct the side airbag
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The head-protection airbags are located above the doors on the left
and right sides of the vehicle ⇒ fig. 182. The locations of the airbags
are marked with the word “AIRBAG”.
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In conjunction with the three-point seat belts and side airbags, the
head-protection airbags give the occupants additional protection
against head and neck injuries in a severe side collision ⇒
in
“Important safety notes on the head-protection airbags” on
page 172.
restraining uncontrolled movement of the head, the airbag also
reduces the forces acting on the neck. In addition, since it covers the
front door pillar when fully inflated, the head-protection airbag also
gives extra protection if the car should collide with an obstacle at an
oblique angle.
Together with other design features (including cross-braces in the
seats and the overall strength of the body structure), the sideguard
system offers an effective further improvement to occupant protection in side impacts.
The front airbags, side airbags and head-protection airbags may be
triggered together in certain types of accident.
How the head-protection airbags work
When fully inflated, the airbags reduce the risk of head or
chest injury in a side collision.
In order to provide the desired extra protection in an accident, the
airbags have to inflate extremely rapidly (within fractions of a
second). The airbag releases a fine dust when it inflates. This is quite
normal and does not mean there is a fire in the vehicle.
Important safety notes on the headprotection airbags
There are a number of safety points concerning the airbag
system which you should remember. This will help to
reduce the risk of injury in an accident.
WARNING
Fig. 183 Head-protection airbags in inflated
condition
In certain types of side collisions the head-protection airbag is triggered together with the side airbag on the impact side of the vehicle
⇒ fig. 183.
When the system is triggered, the airbag fills with a propellant gas
and covers the entire area in front of the side windows, including
the door pillars. In this way the system is able to protect both the
front and the rear occupants on the side of the vehicle where the
impact occurs. The head-protection airbag inflates to soften the
impact if an occupant strikes parts of the interior or objects outside
the vehicle with their head. By reducing the head impact and
•
It is important to ensure that the area around the openings for
the head-protection airbags remains unobstructed at all times, so
that the airbags can inflate properly if needed.
•
The built-in coat hooks should only be used for lightweight
clothing. Do not leave any heavy or sharp-edged objects in the
pockets. When using the coat hooks, do not hang the clothes on
coat hangers.
•
The space between the passengers and the head-protection
airbags must never be occupied by children, other passengers or
pets. Passengers should never lean out or put a hand or arm out of
the window while the vehicle is in motion.
•
Do not move the sun visors out to cover the side windows if
there is anything attached to them (such as pens or a remote
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WARNING (continued)
control for the garage door). These objects could cause injury if the
head-protection airbag is triggered.
•
The sensors for the airbags are located in the front doors. You
must therefore not make any modifications to the doors or door
trim (e.g. retrofitting loudspeakers), as this could impair the function of the side airbags. Any damage to the front doors could lead
to faults in the system. Repairs or any other work on the front
doors must therefore always be carried out by a qualified workshop.
Deactivating the front passenger's
airbag via the key-operated switch
If an airbag has been deactivated, it should be reactivated
as soon as possible so that it can continue to give the
required protection.
•
Where sun blinds are fitted on the rear doors, these must not
obstruct or impair the airbags in any way.
•
If unsuitable accessories are installed near the head-protection
airbag, the protection afforded by the airbag can be seriously
impaired if the system is triggered. When the head-protection
airbag opens, parts of these accessories could be thrown into the
vehicle and injure passengers ⇒ page 239.
Fig. 184 Key-operated
switch in glove box for
deactivating front
passenger's airbag
•
Any work involving the head-protection airbags, or removal
and installation of the airbag components for other repairs (such
as repairs to the roof liner), must always be performed by a qualified workshop. Otherwise the airbag system may fail to work
properly.
Fig. 185 Lamp indicates that front
passenger's airbag has
been deactivated via
key-operated switch
The key-operated switch for deactivating the front
passenger's airbag is located in the glove box ⇒ fig. 184.
– To deactivate the front passenger's airbag, insert the
OFF .
ignition key into the switch and turn it to position A
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– The front passenger's airbag can be reactivated by
ON .
turning the key to position A
Deactivating front passenger's airbag when a child
safety seat is in use
If you have no alternative but to install a rearward-facing child safety
seat on the front passenger's seat you must deactivate the front
passenger's airbag beforehand.
We recommend, however, that child seats should be only fitted on
the rear seat so that the front passenger's airbag can remain functional and provide protection in an accident ⇒ page 175.
Monitoring of airbag system
The airbag warning lamp will light up for a few seconds every time
the ignition is switched on.
If the front passenger's airbag has been deactivated via the keyoperated switch, the indicator lamp “PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF” will
light up constantly as a reminder ⇒ fig. 185. Please refer also to the
description of the  warning lamp in the instrument cluster
⇒ page 16.
When the front passenger's airbag is deactivated using the keyoperated switch, the seat belt warning lamp for the front passenger
 ⇒ page 17 is also switched off.
WARNING
• If you have no alternative but to install a rearward-facing child
seat on the front passenger's seat, the front passenger's airbag
must be deactivated beforehand. Potentially fatal injuries to the
child can result if the front passenger's airbag is not deactvated!
⇒ page 176, “Using a child safety seat on the front passenger's
seat”
• If you have deactivated the front passenger's airbag, reactivate
it as soon as the child seat is no longer needed so that the airbag
can continue to give the required protection.
WARNING (continued)
•
It is the driver's responsibility to ensure that the key-operated
switch is set to the correct position.
Note
All the other airbags in the car will remain functional if the front
passenger's airbag has been deactivated with the key-operated
switch.
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Points to remember if children are
travelling in the car
Introduction
Statistics show that children are generally safer on the
rear seat than on the front passenger's seat.
Children under 12 years of age should normally travel on the rear
seat 4) . Children travelling on the rear seat must use a child restraint
system or the seat belts provided, depending on their age, height
and weight. For safety reasons, the child restraint system should be
installed behind the front passenger's seat.
The physical principles involved and the forces acting in a collision
apply to children just as much as adults ⇒ page 161, “Forces acting
in a collision”. But, unlike adults, children do not have fully developed muscle and bone structures. This means that children are
subject to a greater risk of injury.
To reduce this risk, children must always use special child restraint
systems when travelling in the car.
Use only child restraint systems which are officially approved under
the European standard ECE R 44 and are suitable for the child. ECE R
refers to the Economic Commission of Europe Recommendation,
which categorises child restraint systems in 5 groups ⇒ page 176,
“Child seat categories”. Child restraints that have been tested and
approved under the ECE R 44 standard bear the ECE-R 44 test mark
on the seat (the letter E in a circle with the test number below it).
We recommend using child restraint systems from the range of
Audi Genuine Accessories available from Audi dealers. The
“Huckepack” range includes suitable restraint systems for all ages.
4)
These systems have been specially developed and tested for use in
Audi vehicles and comply with the ECE-R 44 standard.
Follow the manufacturer's instructions and observe any statutory
requirements when installing and using child restraints ⇒
in
“Important safety notes for using child safety seats”.
Important safety notes for using child safety
seats
Correct use of child safety seats can help to reduce the
risk of injury in an accident.
WARNING
•
All vehicle occupants, especially children, must wear a seat
belt while the vehicle is in motion.
•
Children who are less than 1.5 metres tall must not wear a
normal seat belt without a child restraint, as this could cause injuries to the abdominal and neck areas.
•
Babies and children must never travel on another occupant's
lap.
•
A suitable child safety seat can protect your child ⇒ page 176,
“Child safety seats”.
•
•
•
Never allow two children to occupy one child safety seat.
Never leave a child without supervision in a child safety seat.
Never allow a child to travel in the car without a suitable child
restraint.
•
Never allow a child to stand up or kneel on a seat while the car
is moving. In an accident, the child could be catapulted through
the car, causing possibly fatal injuries to itself and other occupants.
Observe any restrictions or regulations to the contrary.
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WARNING (continued)
WARNING
•
If children lean forward or are otherwise out of position when
the car is moving, they are at greater risk of injury in an accident.
This is particularly the case if the child is travelling on the front
passenger's seat and the airbag system is triggered in an accident.
There is then a risk of serious or potentially fatal injury.
•
•
To ensure proper protection, it is important to wear the seat
belts in the correct position ⇒ page 163, “How to wear seat belts
properly”. Always check that the belt is properly positioned
according to the instructions provided by the manufacturer of the
child safety seat. Incorrectly worn seat belts can give rise to injuries even in a minor collision.
•
•
Never install a rearward-facing child safety seat on the front
passenger's seat if the front passenger's airbag has not been deactivated ⇒ page 176.
•
Extra caution is advised if you are installing a child safety seat
using the same mounting bolts as the existing car seat belts. The
bolts must be screwed in all the way to the full depth of the
mounting holes and tightened to a torque of 50 Nm. Failure to
observe this precaution could result in potentially fatal injury. We
recommend having the installation performed by a qualified
workshop.
Using a child safety seat on the front
passenger's seat
Whenever possible, child safety seats should always be
installed on the rear seat.
For safety reasons, we recommend that child safety seats should be
installed on the rear seats whenever possible. However, if you have
to use a child seat on the front passenger's seat when there is no
other alternative, it is most important to note the following warnings:
Do not use a rearward-facing child safety seat on the front
passenger's seat unless the front passenger's airbag has been
deactivated. The child seat would be directly in the path of the
airbag as it inflates, and the child could sustain serious or fatal
injuries if the airbag were to be deployed.
However, if you have no alternative but to use a rearwardfacing child seat on the front passenger's seat, the front
passenger's airbag must be deactivated beforehand by means of
the key-operated switch* ⇒ page 173. Failure to observe this
precaution could result in serious or potentially fatal injury.
•
Make sure that the front passenger's airbag is reactivated by
means of the key-operated switch* as soon as the child seat is no
longer needed on the front passenger's seat.
•
When using a child safety seat of the type which faces in the
direction of travel, the front passenger's seat must be moved back
to the rearmost position.
Child safety seats
Child seat categories
Only use child restraint systems that are officially
approved and suitable for the child.
Child restraint systems are covered by the European standard
ECE R 44 (issued by the Economic Commission of Europe).
The child seats are divided into 5 categories:
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Category
Weight
0 - 10 kg
⇒ page 177
up to 13 kg
⇒ page 177
1
9 - 18 kg
⇒ page 177
2
15 - 25 kg
⇒ page 178
3
22 - 36 kg
⇒ page 178
0
0
+
Children who are taller than 1.5 metres can use the existing seat
belts without a booster cushion.
Child restraints that have been tested and approved under the ECE
R 44 standard bear the ECE-R 44 test mark on the seat (the letter E
in a circle with the test number below it).
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Follow the manufacturer's instructions and observe any statutory
requirements when installing and using child restraints
⇒ page 175, “Important safety notes for using child safety seats”.
WARNING
Never install a rearward-facing child safety seat on the front
passenger's seat if the front passenger's airbag has not been deactivated ⇒ page 176. This can result in serious or possibly fatal
injury.
Child safety seats: category 1
A suitable child safety seat and a correctly worn seat belt
can protect your child.
Child safety seat: category 0 / 0+
A suitable child safety seat and a correctly worn seat belt
can protect your child.
Fig. 187 A category 1
forward-facing child
seat fitted on the rear
seat
Fig. 186 Child safety
seat: Category 0 / 0+
Babies up to about 9 months old/ 10 kg and infants up to about
18 months old/ 13 kg are best protected by child safety seats that
can be adjusted to a horizontal position ⇒ fig. 186.
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Babies and small children up to about 4 years of age weighing
between 9 and 18 kg are best protected by child safety seats of the
type where the child faces the front of the vehicle ⇒ fig. 187.
Follow the manufacturer's instructions and observe any statutory
requirements when installing and using child restraints
⇒ page 175, “Important safety notes for using child safety seats”.
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in conjunction with the three-point seat belts ⇒ fig. 188 and
⇒ fig. 189.
WARNING
Never install a rearward-facing child safety seat on the front
passenger's seat if the front passenger's airbag has not been deactivated ⇒ page 176. This can result in serious or possibly fatal
injury.
Follow the manufacturer's instructions and observe any statutory
requirements when installing and using child restraints
⇒ page 175, “Important safety notes for using child safety seats”.
WARNING
Child safety seats: category 2/3
A suitable child safety seat and a correctly worn seat belt
can protect your child.
The diagonal part of the belt should be positioned roughly over the
centre of the shoulder and fit closely against the upper part of the
body. It must never be allowed to run across the neck. The lap part
of the belt should fit closely over the hips. It must not be positioned over the stomach. Pull the belt tight if necessary to take up
any slack.
Note
We recommend that you fit child safety seats with backrests.
Fig. 188 A category
2/3 forward-facing
child seat (with backrest) fitted on the rear
seat
Fig. 189 A category
2/3 forward-facing
child seat (without
backrest) fitted on the
rear seat
Children up to about 12 years of age weighing between 15 and 36 kg
but less than 1.5 metres tall are best protected by a child safety seat
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Fitting child safety seats
General information
Label on a child safety seat ⇒ fig. 190
1 Approval number
A
2 Manufacturer's serial number.
A
The label also shows information on the use and weight class of the
child seat.
Fig. 190 Example of an
approval number on a
child safety seat
List of recommended child restraint systems
Weight class
1)
Identification
“Huckepack”
Audi Genuine
accessories
catalogue number
Manufacturer
Model
Approval number
0+
(up to 13 kg)
G0 Plus
00A.019.900.A
Britax Römer
Baby Safe Plus
E1 03301146
1
(9 to 18 kg)
G1 ISOFIX Duo Plus
00A.019.909.B
Britax Römer
Duo Plus
E1 03301133
2
(15 to 25 kg)
1)
1)
1)
1)
1)
3
(22 to 36 kg)
1)
1)
1)
1)
1)
Under development.
For the current range of child seats from Audi Genuine Accessories
visit: http://www.audi.com
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Extended list of recommended child restraint systems
Weight class
Identification
Catalogue number Manufacturer
Model /
Mode of securing seat
Approval number
0-1
(up to 18 kg)
ISOFIX RWF
4590.xx, 4710.xx 1)
FAIR
FAIR G0/ 1
rearward-facing with vehicle-specific platform type A
(RWF)
E4 04443513
1
(9 to 18 kg)
ISOFIX FWF
4590.xx, 4610.xx 1)
FAIR
FAIR G0/ 1
forward-facing with vehiclespecific platform type A
(FWF)
E4 04443513
Universal
4590.xx 1)
FAIR
FAIR G0/ 1
standard three-point seat
E4 03443416
belt 2)
1)manufacturer
details:
Company: FAIR srl
Address: Strada della Cisa 249/251, I- 42040 Sorbolo Levante di Brescello (RE) / Italy.
http://www.fairbimbofix.com
2)
may also be secured with two-point seat belt.
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Possible alternatives for securing a child
safety seat
A child safety seat can be secured on the rear seats and
on the front passenger's seat.
The following alternatives are available for safely securing a child
safety seat on the rear seats and on the front passenger's seat.
• Child safety seats of the categories 0 to 3 can be secured with the
standard three-point seat belts.
• Child safety seats of the categories 0, 0+ and 1 with the “ISOFIX”
system can be secured without seat belts using the “ISOFIX”
retainers* ⇒ page 181.
Compatibility of vehicle seat positions for child safety seats
(according to EC directive 77/541):
Weight class
Front passenger's seat
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WARNING
While the vehicle is moving, children must always be protected
with a restraint system which is suited to their age, height and
weight. Please refer to the chapter “Child seat categories”.
•
Never install a rearward-facing child safety seat on the front
passenger's seat unless the front passenger's airbag has been
deactivated. This could result in potentially fatal injuries. If you
have no alternative but to let a child travel on the front passenger's
seat, the front passenger's airbag must be deactivated beforehand. Please refer to the chapter “Deactivating airbags”.
•
Note the important information and warnings concerning the
use of child safety seats found in the chapter “Important safety
notes when using child safety seats” and in the installation
instructions provided by the manufacturer of the child safety
seat.
Rear seats
Applies to vehicles: with ISOFIX system
0, 0+
u,
a, b, c
u,
d
“ISOFIX” child seat mounting system
1
u,
a, b, c
u,
d
Child safety seats with the “ISOFIX” system can be
secured quickly and easily.
2
u,
a
u
3
u,
a
u
u “universally compatible”
A
a The front passenger's backrest must be set as far forward as
A
possible or adapted to the child safety seat as required, and the
seat height must be adjusted to its highest position.
b The front passenger's airbag must be deactivated if a rearwardA
Fig. 191 The ISOFIX
child safety seat is
pushed into the protective sleeves.
facing child seat is used.
c The front passenger's seat can be equipped with optional
A
“ISOFIX” retainers.
d The rear seats can be equipped with optional “ISOFIX” retainers.
A
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A onto the retainers A
B
– Fit the protective sleeves A
between the backrest and the seat cushion ⇒ page 181,
fig. 191.
– Push the mountings on the child safety seat into the
protective sleeves until they engage audibly (2x)
⇒ page 181, fig. 191.
– Pull on the child safety seat to check whether both
catches have engaged properly.
Child safety seats with the “ISOFIX” system can be secured quickly
and safely on the rear seat* or on the front passenger's seat*.
Detailed fitting instructions are supplied with the child safety seat.
Child seats with “ISOFIX” mountings are available from Audi dealers
and specialist retailers.
If required, the “ISOFIX” mounting system can be retrofitted.
WARNING
The retainers used here are specially designed for child safety
seats with “ISOFIX” mountings. Do not attempt to secure other
types of child safety seat, seat belts or other objects with these
retainers – this could result in serious or possibly fatal injury.
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Electronic stabilisation program (ESP)
General notes
The electronic stabilisation program increases the car's
stability on the road.
Fig. 192 Without MMI:
Centre console with
ESP switch
Fig. 193 Centre
console with ESP
switch
The ESP is designed to enhance the control over the vehicle in critical handling situations, such as when accelerating and cornering.
It reduces the tendency to skid under all road conditions and
improves the stability and roadholding of the vehicle. The system
works at all speeds.
The anti-lock brake system (ABS), the electronic differential lock
(EDL) and the traction control system (ASR) are all integrated into
the electronic stabilisation program.
How the system works
The ESP control unit processes data from the three integrated
systems. It also processes additional inputs provided by other highprecision sensors. These register the vehicle's rotation about the
vertical axis (yaw rate), lateral acceleration, brake pressure and
steering wheel angle.
The system uses the steering wheel angle and road speed to calculate the changes of direction intended by the driver, and constantly
compares them with the actual behaviour of the vehicle. If the
desired course is not being maintained (for instance, if the car is
starting to skid), then the ESP compensates automatically by
braking the appropriate wheel.
The forces acting on the braked wheel effectively bring the car back
to a stable condition. If the car is oversteering (rear wheels losing
grip first) the brake application is concentrated on the outside front
wheel; if the car is understeering (front wheels losing grip first), ESP
brakes the inside rear wheel. This automatic brake application is
accompanied by characteristic noises.
The ESP works in conjunction with the ABS ⇒ page 187. If a
malfunction should occur in the ABS, the ESP will also be out of
action.
Switching on
The ESP is switched on automatically when the engine is started
and performs a self-test routine. As soon as this routine is complete,
the system switches back to normal operating mode. You can press
the button ⇒ fig. 192 or ⇒ fig. 193 to switch on the ESP or traction
control system (ASR) if they have been switched off. The message
ESP/ASR on will appear briefly in the display.
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Switching off
How the ABS works
The ESP should normally be left switched on at all times. If required,
you can press the ESP OFF button to switch off the traction control
system (ASR) or the electronic stabilisation program (ESP).
The system runs an automatic self-check when the car reaches a
road speed of about 6 km/h. This may be accompanied by a noise
from the ABS pump.
•
Switching off the traction control system (ASR): Press the ESP
button briefly. The traction control system (ASR) can be switched off
in special driving conditions, e.g. if you are driving with snow chains
⇒ page 188. The message ASR off will appear in the display.
•
Switching off the ESP/traction control system (ASR): Press the
ESP button for longer than 3 seconds. The ESP/ASR warning lamp
lights up when the system is switched off, see ⇒ page 16. The
message ESP switched off will appear in the display.
WARNING
•
The ESP is not able to overcome the physical limits of adhesion.
Even with ESP, you should always adjust your speed to suit the
conditions. Please bear this in mind, especially on wet or slippery
road surfaces. Do not let the extra safety provided tempt you into
taking any risks when driving – this can cause accidents.
•
Please note that, when the ESP or ESP/traction control system
(ASR) is switched off, the driven wheels may start to spin, causing
the vehicle to lose grip, in particular on slippery or wet roads danger of skidding!
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If one of the wheels is turning too slowly in relation to the road
speed, and is close to locking up, the system will reduce the pressure in the brake line to this wheel. The driver is made aware of this
control process by a pulsating of the brake pedal and accompanying noise. This is a deliberate warning to the driver that one or
more of the wheels is tending to lock up and the ABS control function has intervened. In this situation it is important to keep the brake
pedal fully depressed so the ABS can regulate the brake application
- do not “pump” the brake pedal.
WARNING
The grip provided by ABS is still subject to the physical limits of
adhesion. Always bear this in mind, especially on wet or slippery
roads. If you notice that the ABS is working (to counteract locked
wheels under braking), you should reduce speed immediately to
suit the road and traffic conditions. Do not let the extra safety
provided tempt you into taking any risks when driving – this can
cause accidents.
Note
If a malfunction should occur in the ABS, this is indicated by a
warning lamp ⇒ page 17.
Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
ABS prevents the wheels from locking up under braking.
The anti-lock brake system (ABS) is an important part of the car's
active safety system. However, the ABS will not necessarily guarantee shorter stopping distances in all conditions. For instance, on
loose gravel or fresh snow on top of an icy surface (conditions which
anyway require extreme care and reduced speed), the stopping
distance with ABS may even be slightly longer.
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Brake assist system
The brake assist system helps the driver to achieve
optimum braking effect.
The brake assist system helps to increase braking power and thus to
achieve a shorter stopping distance. If the driver presses the brake
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pedal very quickly, the brake assist system automatically boosts the
braking force to the maximum level, up to the point where the antilock brake function (ABS) intervenes to stop the wheels from
locking. You should then keep the brake pedal pressed until the
vehicle has braked to the required speed. The brake assist system
switches itself off as soon as you release the brake pedal.
The brake assist system will not be operative if there is a malfunction in the ABS.
WARNING
Please remember that the accident risk always increases if you
drive too fast, especially in corners or on a slippery road, or if you
follow too close behind the vehicle in front of you. An increased
accident risk cannot be compensated even by the brake assist
system, so always be sure to maintain a safe speed.
Traction control system (ASR)
The traction control system prevents the driven wheels
from spinning when the car is accelerating.
General notes
The traction control system (ASR) is one of the functions incorporated in the electronic stabilisation program (ESP).
The traction control system (ASR) helps the car to start moving,
accelerate and climb a gradient in slippery conditions where this
may otherwise be difficult or even impossible.
How the system works
The ASR acts automatically i.e. without the driver's intervention.
With the aid of the ABS sensors ⇒ page 187, the ASR monitors the
speed of the driven wheels. If the wheels start to spin, the engine
power is reduced automatically to match the amount of grip available. The system works at all speeds.
The ASR works in conjunction with the ABS. If a malfunction should
occur in the ABS, the ASR will also be out of action.
Switching on
The ESP is switched on automatically when the engine is started
and performs a self-test routine. As soon as this routine is complete,
the system switches back to normal operating mode. If the traction
control system (ASR) has been deactivated (for one of the reasons
noted below) you can switch it back on manually by pressing the
switch ⇒ page 186, fig. 192. The message ESP/ASR on will appear
briefly in the display.
You can switch the traction control system (ASR) on again if necessary by pressing the switch ⇒ page 186, fig. 192.
Switching off
If required, the ASR can also be switched off manually by pressing
the switch briefly ⇒ page 186, fig. 192 (for less than 3 seconds). The
ESP warning lamp lights up when the traction control system (ASR)
is switched off, see ⇒ page 16. The message ASR off will appear in
the display. The ASR can be deactivated at any speed.
The traction control system should normally remain switched on at
all times. It should only be switched off manually in particular
circumstances where a certain amount of wheel slip may be desirable. For example:
•
•
•
when driving with snow chains
when driving in deep snow or on loose surfaces
when rocking the car backwards and forwards to free it.
The ASR should be switched on again afterwards as soon as
possible.
Note
To ensure that the ASR works properly, all four wheels must be fitted
with identical tyres. Any differences in the rolling radius of the tyres
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can cause the system to reduce engine power when this is not
desired. Also refer to ⇒ page 234, “Replacing wheels and tyres”.
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WARNING
•
Electronic differential lock (EDL)
The electronic differential lock monitors the speed of the
driven wheels.
General notes
The electronic differential lock (EDL) helps the car to start moving,
accelerate and climb a gradient in slippery conditions where this
may otherwise be difficult or even impossible.
When accelerating on a uniformly slippery surface (for instance
all four wheels on ice or snow), press the accelerator gradually and
carefully. The driven wheels may otherwise start to spin (in spite
of the EDL), which would impair the car's stability and could lead
to an accident.
•
Even with EDL, you should always adjust your speed to suit the
conditions. Do not let the extra safety provided tempt you into
taking any risks when driving – this can cause accidents.
Note
How the system works
The EDL acts automatically. With the aid of the ABS sensors
⇒ page 187, the system monitors the rotational speed of the driven
wheels on each axle. Whenever it detects a significant difference in
the speed of the driven wheels of one axle (for example, if the road is
slippery on one side) the system applies the brake to slow down the
spinning wheel so that more of the power is directed to the other
wheels. This function is active up to about 100 km/h. The brake
system will make noises while it is working.
Driving away from a standstill
Sometimes one wheel has less grip and starts spinning, for
example, if one of the driven wheels is on ice. In this case, keep
pressing the accelerator gradually until the car starts moving, even
though the wheel with less grip will still spin.
Overheating of the brakes
To prevent the disc brake of the braked wheel from overheating, the
EDL cuts out automatically if subjected to excessive loads. The car
remains operational and will behave in the same way as a car
without EDL.
The EDL will switch on again automatically when the brake has
cooled down.
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If the ABS warning lamp lights up, this can also mean there is a fault
in the EDL. Please contact a qualified workshop as soon as
possible.
Brakes
New brake pads
New brake pads do not give full braking effect for the first 400 km,
they must first be “bedded in”. However, you can compensate for
the slightly reduced braking effect by applying more pressure on
the brake pedal. Avoid placing a heavy load on the brakes during the
running-in period.
Wear
The rate of wear on the brake pads depends a great deal on how you
drive and the conditions in which the vehicle is operated. Negative
factors are, for instance, city traffic, frequent short trips or hard
driving with abrupt starts and stops.
Wet roads; road salt
When you are driving at a speed higher than 80 km/h and have the
windscreen wipers switched on the brake pads are very briefly
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brought into contact with the brake discs. This automatic process
which goes unnoticed by the driver is carried out at regular intervals
and is intended to improve braking response in wet conditions.
In certain conditions, such as in heavy rain, or after washing the car
or driving through water, the full braking effect can be delayed by
moisture (or in winter by ice) on the discs and brake pads. The
brakes should be “dried” by pressing the pedal to restore full
braking effect.
The effectiveness of the brakes can also be temporarily reduced if
the car is driven for some distance without using the brakes when
there is a lot of salt on the road in winter. The layer of salt that accumulates on the discs and pads can be removed with a few cautious
brake applications.
Corrosion
There may be a tendency for dirt to build up on the brake pads and
corrosion to form on the discs if the car is used infrequently, or if
you only drive low mileages without using the brakes very much.
If the brakes are not used frequently, or if corrosion has formed on
the discs, it is advisable to clean off the pads and discs by braking
firmly a few times from a moderately high speed ⇒
.
Faults in the brake system
WARNING
•
When applying the brakes to clean off deposits on the pads and
discs, select a clear, dry road. Be sure not to inconvenience or
endanger other road users; do not risk an accident.
•
Never let the car coast with the engine switched off (this can
cause accidents).
•
Caution
Never let the brakes “drag” by leaving your foot on the pedal
when you do not really intend to brake. This overheats the brakes,
resulting in longer stopping distances and greater wear.
•
Before driving down a long, steep gradient, it is advisable to
reduce speed and move the selector lever to a lower gear. In this
way you will make use of the engine braking effect and relieve the
load on the brakes. If you still have to use the brakes, it is better to
brake firmly at intervals than to apply the brakes continuously.
•
Note
If the brake servo is out of action due to a malfunction, or if the
car has to be towed, you will have to press the brake pedal considerably harder to make up for the lack of servo assistance.
If the brake pedal travel should ever increase suddenly, this may
mean that one of the two brake circuits has failed. Drive immediately to the nearest qualified workshop and have the fault rectified.
On the way to the dealer, be prepared to use more pressure on the
brake pedal and allow for longer stopping distances.
•
Low brake fluid level
Power steering (servotronic)
Malfunctions can occur in the brake system if the brake fluid level is
too low. The brake fluid level is monitored electronically.
If you wish to equip the car with accessories such as a front
spoiler or wheel covers, it is important that the flow of air to the
front wheels is not obstructed, otherwise the brakes can overheat.
The power steering assists the driver when turning the
steering wheel (with the engine running).
Brake servo
The brake servo amplifies the pressure you apply to the brake pedal.
It only works when the engine is running.
The power steering assists the driver by reducing the force needed
to turn the steering wheel. The degree of power assistance is
adapted electronically, depending on the speed.
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If a fault should occur in the servotronic system the power steering
will still operate. The degree of power assistance will, however, no
longer adapt to different speeds. If the electronic regulating system
is not working properly, this is most noticeable when turning the
steering wheel at low speeds (for instance when parking) – more
effort will be required than usual. The fault should be corrected by
a qualified workshop as soon as possible.
The power steering does not function when the engine is switched
off. In this case the steering wheel is very hard to turn.
If the steering is held at its turning limit when the car is stationary,
this will place an excessive load on the power steering system. In
this case, the power steering system will make noises. It will also
reduce the idling speed of the engine.
Caution
Do not keep the steering in the full-lock position for longer than
15 seconds when the engine is running – this could cause damage
to the power steering system.
•
Note
If the power steering should fail at any time or the engine is
switched off (for instance when being towed), the car can still be
steered. However, more effort will be required to turn the steering
wheel.
•
If the system is leaking or malfunctioning, please take the car to
a qualified workshop as soon as possible.
•
The power steering requires a special hydraulic fluid. The fluid
reservoir is located at the front of the engine compartment on the
left ⇒ page 222. The correct fluid level in the reservoir is important
for the power steering to function properly. The hydraulic fluid level
is checked at the Inspection Service.
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Four-wheel drive (quattro®)
On quattro models the engine power is distributed to all
four wheels
General notes
On four-wheel drive vehicles, the engine power is distributed to all
four wheels. The distribution of power is controlled automatically
according to your driving style and the road conditions. Also refer
to ⇒ page 189, “Electronic differential lock (EDL)”.
The four-wheel drive is specially designed to complement the superior engine power of your Audi. This combination gives the car
exceptional handling and performance capabilities – both on
normal roads and in more difficult conditions, such as snow and ice.
Even so (or perhaps especially for this reason), it is important to
observe certain safety points ⇒
.
Winter tyres
Thanks to its four-wheel drive, your car will have plenty of traction
in winter conditions, even with the standard tyres. Nevertheless, we
still recommend that winter tyres or all-season tyres should be fitted
on all four wheels when winter road conditions are expected, mainly
because this will give a better braking response.
Snow chains
On roads where snow chains are mandatory, this also applies to cars
with four-wheel drive ⇒ page 237, “Snow chains”.
Replacing tyres
On vehicles with four-wheel drive, all four tyres must have the same
rolling circumference. Also avoid using tyres with varying tread
depths ⇒ page 234, “Replacing wheels and tyres”.
Off-roader?
Your Audi does not have enough ground clearance to be used as an
off-road vehicle. It is therefore best to avoid rough tracks and
uneven terrain as much as possible.
Controls
Safety
Driving tips
General maintenance
Self-help
Technical data
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WARNING
•
Even with four-wheel drive, you should always adjust your
speed to suit the conditions. Do not let the extra safety provided
tempt you into taking any risks when driving – this can cause accidents.
•
The braking ability of your car is limited by the grip of the tyres.
In this respect, your car is no different from a car without fourwheel drive. So do not be tempted to drive too fast on icy or slippery roads just because the car still has good acceleration in these
conditions (accident risk).
•
On wet roads bear in mind that the front wheels may start to
“aquaplane” and lose contact with the road if the car is driven too
fast. If this should happen, there will be no sudden increase in
engine speed to warn the driver, as with a front-wheel drive car. So
do not drive too fast in the wet: adjust your speed to suit the
conditions (accident risk).
Power management
This system helps to ensure reliable starting
The power management controls the distribution of electrical energy and thus helps to ensure that there is always
enough power available to start the engine.
If a vehicle with a conventional electrical system is left parked for a
long time, the battery will gradually lose its charge because certain
electrical equipment (such as the immobiliser) continues to draw
current even when the ignition is off. In some cases there may not
be enough power available to start the engine.
Your vehicle is equipped with an intelligent power management
system to control the distribution of electrical energy. This significantly improves reliability when starting the engine, and also
prolongs the life of the battery.
The main functions incorporated in the power management system
are battery diagnosis, residual current management and dynamic
power management.
Battery diagnosis
The battery diagnosis function constantly registers the condition of
the battery. Sensors detect the battery voltage, battery current and
battery temperature. This enables the system to calculate the
current power level and charge condition of the battery.
Residual current management
The residual current management reduces power consumption
while the vehicle is parked. It controls the supply of power to the
various electrical components while the ignition is switched off. The
system takes the battery diagnosis data into consideration.
Depending on the power level of the battery, the individual electrical
components are switched off one after the other to prevent the
battery from losing too much charge and to ensure that the engine
can be started reliably.
Dynamic power management
While the vehicle is moving, this function distributes the available
power to the various electrical components and systems according
to their requirements. The power management ensures that onboard systems do not consume more electrical power than the
alternator can supply, and thus maintains the maximum possible
battery power level.
•
Note
The power management system is not able to overcome the
given physical limits. Please remember that the power and life of
the battery are limited.
•
A warning message will appear ⇒ page 193, “Driver message in
the instrument cluster display” if the battery power has dropped to
a level where reliable starting is impaired.
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Points to remember
When the engine is running
Starting ability has first priority.
Short trips, city traffic and low temperatures all place a heavy load
on the battery. In these conditions a large amount of power is
consumed, but only a small amount is supplied. The situation is also
critical if electrical equipment is in use when the engine is not
running. In this case power is consumed when none is being generated.
In these situations you will be aware that the power management
system is intervening to control the distribution of electrical power.
When the vehicle is parked for long periods
If you do not drive your vehicle for a period of several days or weeks,
the power management will gradually shut off the on-board
systems one by one, or reduce the amount of current they are using.
This limits the amount of power consumed and helps to ensure reliable starting even after a long period.
Although the alternator generates electrical power, the battery can
still become discharged while the vehicle is being driven. This can
occur when a lot of power is being consumed but only a small
amount supplied, especially if the battery is not fully charged
initially.
To restore the necessary energy balance, the system will then
temporarily shut off the electrical components that are using a lot
of power, or reduce the current they are consuming. Heating
systems in particular use a large amount of electrical power. If you
notice, for instance, that the seat heating* or the rear window
heater is not working, they may have been temporarily switched off
or regulated to a lower heat output. These systems will be available
again as soon as sufficient electrical power is available.
You may also notice that the engine runs at a slightly faster idling
speed. This is quite normal, and no cause for concern. The increased
idling speed allows the alternator to meet the greater power
requirement and charge the battery at the same time.
Please note that certain convenience features, such as the Audi
advanced key*, the remote control key or the electrical seat adjustment may not be available when you unlock the vehicle. These functions will be restored when you switch on the ignition and start the
engine.
Driver message in the instrument cluster
display
With the engine switched off
If battery power drops to a level at which you may encounter problems when starting the engine, the following message will appear
in the instrument cluster display:
If you listen to the radio or use the other MMI functions when the
engine is not running, this will discharge the battery.
The MMI display will show this warning message before the battery
power drops to a level where the starting ability is impaired.
Please start engine, otherwise system will switch off
in 3 minutes.
This message warns you that the system you are using will be
switched off automatically after 3 minutes. You should therefore
start the engine if you wish to continue using the system.
Controls
193
Safety
Driving tips
 Low battery charge: Battery will be charged while driving
This message reminds you that the starting reliability may be
impaired. The message will disappear as soon as you set off and the
battery is charged.
Message comes on and goes out again
If the message appears in the display after the ignition is switched
on or while driving, and goes out again after a period of time, the
General maintenance
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battery has been charged up again sufficiently while the vehicle was
being driven.
Message comes on and does not go out
If the message appears in the display after the ignition is switched
on or while driving, and does not go out again, the battery is not
being maintained at the proper power level. Starting reliability may
be impaired. You should have the battery checked by a qualified
workshop as soon as possible.
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Your vehicle and the environment
Running in
WARNING
A new vehicle should be run in over a distance of 1,500 km. For the
first 1,000 km the engine speed should not exceed 2/3 of the
maximum permissible engine speed – do not use full throttle and do
not tow a trailer or caravan. From 1,000 to 1,500 km you can gradually increase the engine rpm and road speed.
During its first few hours of running, the internal friction in the
engine is greater than later on when all the moving parts have
bedded down.
How the vehicle is driven for the first 1,500 km also influences the
engine quality. After the first 1,500 km you should continue driving
at moderate engine speeds, in particular when the engine is cold.
This helps to reduce wear and tear on the engine and increases the
potential mileage which can be covered by the engine.
You should also avoid driving with the engine speed too low.
Change down to a lower gear when the engine no longer runs
“smoothly”. Excessively high engine speeds are prevented by an
automatic rev limiter.
•
Because of the high temperatures which can occur in the catalytic converter, do not park the vehicle where the catalytic
converter can come into contact with flammable materials under
the car (e.g. on grass or at the forest edge). - Fire hazard!
•
Do not apply any underseal agents in the area around the
exhaust system - fire hazard!
Driving abroad
Changing over headlight dip settings
The asymmetric low beams of the headlights are designed to light
up the near side of the road more intensely. If you drive in a country
where traffic drives on the opposite side of the road to the home
country, this will dazzle oncoming traffic. The headlight dip settings
must be changed to avoid dazzling oncoming traffic. For safety
reasons, the dip settings may only be changed by a qualified workshop.
For further information, please consult an Audi dealer or other qualified workshop.
Catalytic converter
Unleaded petrol
The vehicle must only be used with unleaded petrol, otherwise the
catalytic converter will be destroyed.
Never run the tank completely dry. The irregular fuel supply can
cause misfiring, which would allow unburnt fuel to enter the
exhaust system, which could cause overheating and damage the
catalytic converter.
Controls
Safety
Driving tips
A car with catalytic converter must not be run with leaded petrol
⇒ page 195. Before driving abroad make sure that unleaded petrol
is available there.
General maintenance
Self-help
Technical data
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How to improve economy and
minimise pollution
Fuel economy, environmental impact and wear on the engine,
brakes and tyres depend largely on the way you drive the vehicle. By
adopting an economical driving style and anticipating the traffic
situation ahead, you can reduce fuel consumption by 10-15%. The
following section gives you some tips on lessening the impact on
the environment and reducing your operating costs at the same
time.
Do not let the engine idle for longer than necessary
It is worthwhile switching off the engine when waiting in a traffic
jam, at level crossings or at traffic lights with a long red phase. The
fuel saved after only 30 - 40 seconds is greater than the amount of
fuel needed to restart the engine.
The engine takes a very long time to warm up when it is running at
idling speed. Mechanical wear and pollutant emissions are also
especially high during this initial warm-up phase. It is therefore best
to drive off immediately after starting the engine. Avoid running the
engine at high speed.
Anticipate well in advance
Regular servicing
A car uses most fuel when accelerating. If you anticipate hazards
and speed changes well in advance, you will need to brake less and
thus accelerate less. Wherever possible, let the car slow down gradually with a gear engaged, for instance when you can see that the
next traffic lights are red. This takes advantage of the engine
braking effect, reducing wear on the brakes and tyres. Emissions
and fuel consumption will drop to zero due to the overrun fuel cutoff.
Regular servicing can establish a basis for good fuel economy
before you start driving. A well-serviced engine gives you the
benefit of improved fuel efficiency as well as maximum reliability
and an enhanced resale value. A badly tuned engine can consume
up to ten percent more fuel than necessary.
Change gear early to save fuel
An effective way of saving fuel is to change up quickly through the
gears. Running the engine at high rpm in the lower gears uses an
unnecessary amount of fuel.
Manual gearbox: Shift up to second gear as soon as possible. If
possible, we recommend shifting up to the next gear at approx.
2,000 rpm.
Automatic gearbox: Press the accelerator slowly and avoid using
the “kick-down” feature.
Avoid driving at high speed
Avoid travelling at top speed. Fuel consumption, exhaust emissions
and noise levels all increase very rapidly at higher speeds. Driving at
moderate speeds will help to save fuel.
Avoid short trips
The engine and emission control system need to reach their proper
working temperature in order to minimise fuel consumption and
emissions.
A cold engine uses disproportionately more fuel. The engine only
reaches its working temperature after about four kilometres, when
fuel consumption will return to a normal level. This is the reason
why we recommend avoiding short trips wherever possible.
Maintain the correct tyre pressures
Always make sure the tyres are inflated to the correct pressures
⇒ page 232 to save fuel. If the tyre pressures are just 0.5 bar too low,
this can increase the fuel consumption by as much as 5 %. Due to
the greater rolling resistance, under-inflation also increases tyre
wear and impairs handling.
Do not use winter tyres all through the year; they will increase fuel
consumption by up to 10 %.
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Avoid carrying unneccessary loads
•
Every kilo of extra weight will increase the fuel consumption, so it is
worth checking the luggage compartment occasionally to make
sure that no unnecessary loads are being transported.
Compliance with the laws prohibiting the use of: Cadmium,
asbestos, lead, mercury and chrome VI.
A roof carrier is often left in place for the sake of convenience, even
when it is no longer needed. At a speed of 100-120 km/h your car will
use about 12 % more fuel as a result of the extra wind resistance
caused by the roof carrier - even when it is empty.
Save electrical energy
The engine drives the alternator to generate electricity. This means
that fuel consumption rises when more power is required for electrical equipment. Switch off electrical equipment when it is not
needed. Electrical equipment which uses a lot of electricity includes
the blower (at a high setting), the rear window heating and the seat
heating*.
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CFC-free refrigerant in air conditioner
Manufacturing methods
•
•
•
•
•
•
Using recycling material for manufacturing plastic parts
Solvent-free cavity sealing
Solvent-free wax for protecting the vehicles in transit
Solvent-free adhesives
No CFCs used in production
Surplus materials used extensively for energy conversion and
building materials
•
•
•
Overall water consumption reduced
Heat recovery systems
Water-soluble paint
Environmental compatibility
Environmental protection is a top priority in the design, choice of
materials and production of your new Audi.
Design measures for economical recycling
•
•
•
•
Joints and connections designed for ease of dismantling
Modular construction to facilitate dismantling
Increased use of single-grade materials
Plastic parts and elastomers are labelled in accordance with ISO
1043, ISO 11469 and ISO 1629
Choice of materials
•
•
•
•
Nearly all materials used can be recycled
Similar types of plastics grouped together for easy recycling
Recycled materials used in manufacture
Reduced vapour emissions from plastics
Controls
Safety
Driving tips
General maintenance
Self-help
Technical data
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Towing a trailer
Driving the vehicle with a trailer or
caravan
Technical requirements
The towing bracket must comply with certain technical
requirements.
Your car is intended mainly for transporting passengers and
luggage. However, if suitably equipped, it can also be used to tow a
trailer or caravan.
If the car is supplied with a factory-fitted towing bracket it will
already have the necessary technical modifications and meet the
statutory requirements.
A 13-pin socket is provided to make the electrical connection
between the car and the trailer. If the trailer has a 7-pin plug you can
use an adapter cable. This is available from Audi dealers.
WARNING
If a towing bracket is retrofitted, the installation should be carried
out by a qualified workshop.
•
In particular in high outside temperatures it is not possible to
drive up long steep gradients without a suitable cooling system.
The engine would then overheat.
If you do not load the trailer up to the maximum permitted trailer
weight, you can then climb correspondingly steeper gradients.
The maximum trailer weights listed are only applicable for altitudes
up to 1000 m above sea level. With increasing altitude the engine
power and therefore the car's climbing ability are impaired because
of the reduced air density, so the maximum trailer weight has to be
reduced accordingly. The weight of the car and trailer must be
reduced by 10% for every further 1000 m (or part thereof). This
figure refers to the combined weight of the (loaded) vehicle and
(loaded) trailer.
The figures for the draw bar weight that appear on the identification
plate of the towing bracket are for certification purposes only. The
correct figures for your specific vehicle, which may be lower than
these figures for the towing bracket, are given in the registration
documents. Also refer to ⇒ page 281.
Distributing the load
Distribute loads in the trailer so that heavy objects are as near to the
axle as possible. Loads carried in the trailer must be secured to
prevent them slipping.
Where possible, operate the trailer with the maximum permitted
draw bar weight on the ball joint of the towing bracket, but do not
exceed the specified limit.
Tyre pressure
Points to check before towing
Check the tyre pressures on your car and adjust for “full load” conditions (refer to the sticker listing the tyre pressures on the end face
of the driver's door). It may also be necessary to adjust the tyre pressures on the trailer according to the recommendations of the trailer
manufacturer.
Trailer weights
Exterior mirrors
Never exceed the maximum permitted trailer weights ⇒ page 281.
Check whether you can see enough of the road behind the trailer
with the standard mirrors. If this is not the case you should have
•
Incorrect installation can result in a safety risk.
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additional mirrors fitted. Both exterior mirrors should be mounted
on hinged extension brackets. Adjust the mirrors to give sufficient
vision to the rear.
Power supply
When you remove the ignition key the power supply to the trailer is
interrupted.
Removable ball joint coupling
Vehicles with a factory-fitted towing bracket are equipped with a
removable ball joint coupling. It is carried under the floor panel on
the left-hand side of the luggage compartment.
Note
We recommend having the car serviced between the normal inspection intervals if it used frequently for towing a trailer.
However, if the ESP detects that the trailer is swaying and this is
affecting the towing vehicle, it will automatically brake the vehicle
to stabilise the trailer by slowing it down. The warning lamp  will
light up in the instrument cluster. If possible, do not turn the
steering wheel at this stage.
In order to warn traffic behind you, the brake lights will come on
during this automatic braking operation.
A trailer weighing less than 70% of the kerb weight of the towing
vehicle may sway quite considerably without the trailer stabilisation
system intervening. This can happen when the swaying movements
of the light-weight trailer are not or hardly passed on to the towing
vehicle and are therefore not detected by the ESP.
If the system for activating the trailer brake lights is defective, this
will be indicated in the instrument cluster display ⇒ page 36, “Bulb
monitor ”.
Requirements for correct functioning of the trailer
stabilisation system
Applies to vehicles: with towing bracket
Trailer stabilisation system
If these conditions are not met in full, the trailer stabilisation system
will only intervene to a limited extent or not at all ⇒
.
Trailer stabilisation helps to reduce the risk of the vehicle
skidding when towing a trailer.
•
When is the trailer stabilisation system activated?
•
•
Trailer stabilisation is active when the following requirements are
met:
•
•
The ESP must NOT be switched off ⇒ page 186,
The trailer connector must be properly secured in the vehicle
socket.
•
Vehicle speed must be higher than approx. 60 km/h.
In many cases, the driver can stabilise a swaying trailer by manually
braking the vehicle.
Safety
The electrical connection between the towing vehicle and the
trailer must be functioning correctly, without any defects.
The load on the trailer must be properly secured.
The tyre pressures on both the vehicle and the trailer must be
adapted to the load that is being carried.
•
Where possible, operate the trailer with the maximum permitted
draw bar weight.
•
The trailer overrun brake must be set correctly. This is important
to ensure that the trailer can be braked correctly, to avoid the vehicle
and trailer “jack-knifing” and to prevent excess braking of the trailer.
•
How trailer stabilisation works:
Controls
199
Driving tips
In low outside temperatures, both the towing vehicle and the
trailer should be fitted with winter tyres.
General maintenance
Self-help
Technical data
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Speed
WARNING
It is essential that you adjust your speed to suit the weather, road
and traffic conditions. Do not let the trailer stabilisation system
tempt you into taking any risks when driving – this can cause accidents.
•
The ESP and trailer stabilisation system cannot defy the laws
of physics. This should be kept in mind, particularly on slippery
and wet roads and when towing a trailer with a light load.
•
The trailer stabilisation system is functional, regardless of
whether the trailer has a mechanical overrun brake or not.
•
The trailer stabilisation system is not always able to detect
swaying of trailers with a light load and will therefore not intervene.
•
A trailer can still “jack-knife” on slippery roads with little grip,
even if the towing vehicle is equipped with the trailer stabilisation
system.
•
Trailers with a high centre of gravity may even tip over before
they start to sway sideways.
•
If you are not towing a trailer, but the trailer socket is being
used (e.g. for an illuminated bicycle rack), the trailer stabilisation
system may be activated in extreme driving conditions.
•
Please note the additional information and warnings
⇒ page 200.
Notes on towing
Driving with a trailer always requires extra care.
Weight distribution
Try to avoid towing a loaded trailer with an unladen vehicle. If this
cannot be avoided, drive extra slowly to allow for the unbalanced
weight distribution.
The stability of the car and trailer is reduced with increasing speed.
For this reason it is advisable not to drive at the maximum permissible top speed in unfavourable road, weather or wind conditions.
This applies especially on a downhill gradient.
You should always reduce speed immediately if the trailer shows
the slightest sign of swaying. Never try to stop the swaying by accelerating further.
Always brake in good time. If the trailer has an overrun brake, apply
the brakes gently at first and then firmly. This will prevent the jerking
that can be caused by the trailer wheels locking. Change down in
good time before going down a steep hill so that you can use the
engine braking effect to slow down the vehicle.
Swaying and pitching can be reduced by stabiliser aids. We recommend having stabiliser aids installed when towing trailers with a
high trailer weight. They can be purchased and installed at an Audi
dealer.
Overheating
When climbing long hills in hot weather with the engine running
fast in low gear, you should keep an eye on the coolant temperature
gauge ⇒ page 11. Reduce speed immediately if the needle moves to
the top end of the scale. If the temperature warning lamp  in the
instrument cluster should start flashing, stop the car and let the
engine cool down by running it at idling speed for a few minutes.
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Accessories
Before mounting equipment and accessories (e.g. bicycle
rack) please observe the following notes.
201
able equipment, this can cause damage to the towing bracket. In an
extreme case, damage to the towing bracket could cause it to break
⇒
.
WARNING
•
If you wish to mount equipment which has not been approved
by Audi please ensure that it is suitable for use on Audi vehicles.
•
Use of unsuitable equipment can result in severe damage to
the towing bracket. The towing bracket could then break while
pulling a trailer and cause an accident.
Fig. 194 Load distribution of equipment and
accessories
The equipment/accessories mounted must not protrude more than
1 .
700 mm from the ball joint A
The total weight (mounted equipment plus the load) must not
exceed 75 kg.
The maximum load depends on where the centre of gravity lies.
The maximum weight decreases as the distance between the centre
1 increases.
of gravity and the ball joint A
•
Never use tools of any kind when fitting and removing the ball
joint. This could damage the mechanism which locks the ball joint
in place and impair its safety (accident risk).
Removable towing bracket
Applies to vehicles: with removable towing bracket
Introduction
Special care is required when fitting and removing the
towing bracket.
The following limits apply:
If the distance is 300 mm, the total weight (incl. the equipment
A must not exceed 75 kg.
mounted) A
If the distance is 600 mm, the total weight (incl. the equipment
B must not exceed 35 kg.
mounted) A
Only bicycle racks for a maximum of three bicycles may be used.
Fig. 195 Luggage
compartment with
towing bracket
Equipment mounted on the towing bracket
We recommend that you only mount equipment (e.g. bicycle rack)
which has been approved by Audi on the ball joint. If you wish to
attach other equipment please make sure that it has been approved
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The removable ball joint attachment for the towing bracket is stored
under the floor panel on the left-hand side of the luggage compartment.
Applies to vehicles: with removable towing bracket
Fitting the ball joint (step 1)
The ball joint can be fitted and removed by hand.
WARNING
Never use tools of any kind when fitting and removing the ball
joint. This could damage the mechanism which locks the ball joint
in place and impair its safety (accident risk).
•
Note
Fig. 196 Area below
rear bumper: Folding
down the socket
Do not attempt to modify or repair the ball joint or other towing
bracket components.
•
Should you have any difficulties when using the towing bracket,
or suspect that it is not fitted properly, contact a qualified workshop.
•
Before setting off, always check that the ball joint is secured
properly ⇒ page 204.
•
Never disengage the ball joint with the caravan / trailer still
hitched or with a bicycle rack or similar accessory still attached.
•
It is advisable to remove the ball joint when you are not towing a
trailer. Fold the socket back to its original position so that the
mounting fixture is properly closed.
•
The ball joint must be removed if you intend to clean the car with
a steam cleaning attachment. Make sure that the mounting fixture
is properly closed.
•
For installation and removal of the ball joint we recommend that
the gloves provided be used.
Fig. 197 Socket
(folded down)
– Remove the bumper cover to access the socket unit.
– Fold the socket unit all the way out in the direction of the
arrow ⇒ fig. 196.
– The cover piece is held automatically in the open position.
– Check that the mounting for the towing bracket, which
will now have become visible -arrow- ⇒ fig. 197, is free of
dirt, and clean if necessary ⇒
.
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– Also check the shaft section of the ball joint and its associated mechanical parts to make sure they are clean and
undamaged.
203
The ball joint can only be installed if the internal spring mechanism
is in the ready position.
Continued ⇒ page 203, “Fitting the ball joint (step 3)”.
Continued ⇒ page 203, “Fitting the ball joint (step 2)”.
Applies to vehicles: with removable towing bracket
Fitting the ball joint (step 3)
WARNING
It is important to keep the mounting fixture clean. Otherwise the
ball joint may fail to engage securely (accident risk).
Applies to vehicles: with removable towing bracket
Fitting the ball joint (step 2)
Fig. 199 Removable
towing bracket:
Setting the spring
mechanism to the
"ready" position
Fig. 198 Removable
towing bracket: Ball
joint
The spring mechanism inside the ball joint must
be in the "ready" position.
2 ⇒ fig. 198 on the knob is
– Check that the red marking A
inside the green zone on the ball joint.
1 is inside the hole in the
– Check that the locking ball A
shaft section of the ball joint.
– Check that the knob protrudes visibly from the ball joint,
3 between the knob and the
so that there is a clear gap A
ball joint.
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Fig. 200 Removable
towing bracket:
Inserting the ball joint
Setting the spring mechanism to the "ready"
position (if required)
4 ⇒ fig. 199 for locking the ball joint into
– Insert the key A
the lock on the knob and turn it clockwise.
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a , hold and turn in direc– Pull out the knob in direction A
b until the locking ball A
5 engages ⇒
tion A
.
Applies to vehicles: with removable towing bracket
Fitting the ball joint (step 4)
Inserting the ball joint
– With the spring mechanism in the “ready” position,
insert the ball joint into the mounting fixture and push it
upwards ⇒ page 203, fig. 200 in the direction indicated
(arrow) ⇒
. The spring mechanism should then
engage automatically with an audible click.
– Lock the ball joint by turning the key anti-clockwise.
Fig. 201 Removable
towing bracket: Safety
check
– Take out the key and press the cover cap provided onto
the lock.
Continued ⇒ page 204, “Fitting the ball joint (step 4)”.
WARNING
•
If it is not possible to set the spring mechanism to the "ready"
position as described above, do not use the ball joint. Please take
your vehicle to a qualified workshop.
Fig. 202 Area below
rear bumper: Electrical
socket for trailer
•
To avoid injury, keep your hands away from the knob and the
cover piece when inserting the ball joint into the mounting fixture.
Safety check
Note
Make sure that the knob can turn freely when the ball joint is
inserted.
6 ⇒ fig. 201 on the knob
– Check that the green marking A
is inside the green zone on the ball joint.
– Check that the knob is directly against the ball joint, so
7 between the knob and the ball
that there is no gap A
joint.
– Check that the ball joint is locked and the key is removed
(so that the knob cannot be pulled out).
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– Check that the ball joint fits tightly in the mounting
fixture (try moving it about to check).
Electrical socket for trailer
– The cable of the towing bracket can be connected to the
socket ⇒ page 204, fig. 202.
Fig. 204 Area below
rear bumper: Folding
up the socket
If the safety check is not satisfactory, the ball joint must be fitted
again properly.
WARNING
To avoid accidents, the ball joint must meet all the safety requirements listed in the safety check. The towing bracket must not be
used if any one of these requirements is not met. If this is the case,
you should contact a qualified workshop.
8 ⇒ fig. 203 in
– Take off the cover cap and insert the key A
the lock on the knob.
– Unlock the ball joint by turning the key clockwise.
– Take hold of the ball joint and pull out the knob in direca.
tion A
– Keep hold of the knob and turn it as far as it will go in
b .
direction A
Applies to vehicles: with removable towing bracket
Removing the ball joint
– Release the knob. The spring mechanism will remain in
the "ready" position ⇒
.
– Pull the ball joint down out of the mounting fixture.
– Then swivel the socket up ⇒ fig. 204 as far as it will go.
The mounting fixture will be closed automatically.
– Fit the bumper cover over the opening on the bumper.
Fig. 203 Removable
towing bracket:
Removing the ball joint
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– Put away the ball joint attachment under the floor panel
in the luggage compartment.
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A in the illustrations
The securing points, which are marked by an A
⇒ fig. 205 and ⇒ fig. 206, are located under the vehicle.
WARNING
Make sure that the socket unit has closed off the mounting fixture
of the towing bracket properly. Otherwise the ball joint may fail to
engage securely if dirt accumulates in the mounting fixture.
Audi dealers are familiar with the method of installation and any
modifications which may be required for the cooling system.
WARNING
Towing bracket (retrofitting)
•
If required, the vehicle can be retrofitted with a towing
bracket.
•
If a towing bracket is retrofitted, the installation should be
carried out by a qualified workshop.
If the towing bracket is incorrectly fitted, this could cause a
safety risk.
•
For your own safety, please observe the instructions provided
by the manufacturer of the towing bracket.
Caution
If the connector socket is not fitted correctly, this could cause
damage to the vehicle's electrical system.
Fig. 205 Positions of
securing points (side
view)
Fig. 206 Positions of
securing points (from
above)
If a towing bracket is to be fitted after the car is purchased, this must
be done according to the instructions of the towing bracket manufacturer.
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Care of vehicle and cleaning
General notes
Regular care helps to maintain the value of the vehicle.
Regular and careful care helps to maintain the value of the vehicle.
This may also be one of the requirements for upholding any
warranty claims in the event of corrosion or paint defects.
Audi dealers and specialist retailers carry stocks of suitable car care
products. Please follow the instructions for use on the packaging.
WARNING
•
Cleaning products and other materials used for car care can
damage health if misused.
•
Car care materials can contain toxic substances and must
always be kept in a safe place out of reach of children.
•
For the sake of the environment
do to the paintwork. High temperatures (for instance in strong
sunlight) further intensify the corrosive effect.
After the period when salt is put on the roads it is important to have
the underside of the vehicle washed thoroughly.
Automatic car washes
Before going through a car wash, be sure to take the usual precautions such as closing the windows and sunroof. If the vehicle has
special accessories such as spoilers or a roof carrier or two-way
radio aerial, etc., it is advisable to consult the car wash operator.
It is best to use a car wash without revolving bristles if possible.
Washing your car with a high-pressure cleaner
When cleaning the vehicle with a high-pressure cleaner, always
follow the operating instructions for the equipment. This applies
particularly to the operating pressure and the spraying distance. Do
not hold the spray nozzle too close to soft materials, such as rubber
hoses or seals.
When purchasing car care products, try to select ones which are
not harmful to the environment.
Do not use a nozzle that sprays the water out in a direct stream or
one that has a rotating jet for forcing off dirt.
Surplus cleaning materials should not be disposed of together
with ordinary household waste.
Washing the car by hand
Care of exterior
Then clean the vehicle with a soft sponge, glove or brush, using only
slight pressure. You should start on the roof and work down. Special
car shampoo should only be used for very persistent dirt.
•
Washing the vehicle
When washing the car by hand, use plenty of water to soften the dirt
first, and rinse off as well as possible.
Rinse the sponge or glove thoroughly and often.
The longer substances like insects, bird droppings, resinous tree
sap, road dirt, industrial deposits, tar, soot or road salt and other
aggressive materials remain on the vehicle, the more damage they
Wheels, sills and similar should be cleaned last. Use a second
sponge for this.
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Even if a wax solution is used regularly in the car wash, it is advisable to protect the paint with a coat of wax at least twice a year.
WARNING
•
Do not wash the vehicle with the ignition switched on – risk of
accident.
•
Do not clean the underside of the car or inside the wheel arches
without protecting your hands and arms. You may cut yourself on
sharp metal parts.
•
Take care when washing the car during the winter: moisture
and ice on the brakes may affect braking efficiency – this could
cause an accident.
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In the summer, you will find it is much easier to remove dead insects
(which accumulate on the bumper and the front of the bonnet) if the
car has been waxed recently.
Polishing
Polishing is only necessary if the paint has lost its shine, and the
gloss cannot be brought back by putting on wax.
The car must be waxed after polishing if the polish used does not
contain wax compounds to seal the paint.
Caution
Do not wash the vehicle in direct sunlight – otherwise the paint
can be damaged.
•
Do not use insect sponges, or abrasive household sponges, etc.
– they can damage the surfaces.
•
Caution
Matt painted and plastic parts must not be treated with wax or
polish.
The headlights should only be washed with water – do not wipe
them with a dry cloth or sponge. It is best to use soapy water.
Ornamental trim and mouldings
Never wash tyres with a jet that sprays the water out in a direct
stream. This could damage the tyres – even if the spray is kept at a
distance and only used for a very short time.
The metal brightwork on the body is made of aluminium rather than
chrome (for environmental reasons).
•
For the sake of the environment
The car should only be washed in special wash bays. This prevents
oily water from getting into the public drains. In some districts,
washing vehicles anywhere else may be prohibited.
Dirt or marks on the trim mouldings should be removed with an
acid-free cleaning agent (do not use a chrome cleaner). Body polish
is also unsuitable for use on trim mouldings. The intensive cleaning
fluids often used before the car goes into a car wash may contain
alkaline substances, which can cause dull or milky patches when
they dry out.
Audi dealers carry stocks of cleaning products which have been
tested for use on your vehicle and are not harmful to the
environment.
Waxing and polishing
Waxing
Waxing protects the paintwork. It is time to apply a good coat of wax
when water no longer forms droplets and rolls off the clean paintwork.
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Plastic parts
Plastic parts will come clean with regular washing. If this is not sufficient, plastic parts should only be treated with a special solvent-free
plastic cleaning agent. Do not use paint cleaners, polishes or wax on
plastic parts.
WARNING
Do not use water-repellent coatings on the windscreen. In bad visibility conditions such as light rain, low sun or when driving at
night these coatings can cause increased dazzle, which is a
serious safety hazard. Such coatings can also cause the wiper
blades to judder.
Paint damage
Minor damage to the paint, such as scratches or stone chips, should
be touched up without delay before the metal starts to corrode. Suitable touch-up brushes or sprays for your car can be obtained from
an Audi dealer.
The number of the original paint finish on the vehicle is given on the
data sticker ⇒ page 279.
If corrosion is already visible it must be thoroughly removed by a
qualified workshop.
Windows
•
Caution
Remove snow and ice from windows and mirrors with a plastic
scraper only. To avoid scratches caused by dirt on the glass, the
scraper should only be pushed in one direction and not moved to
and fro.
•
The heating element for the rear window is located on the inner
side of the window. To avoid damaging the heating element, do not
put stickers on the inner side of the window.
•
Never use warm or hot water to remove snow and ice from
windows and mirrors. This could cause the glass to crack!
Rubber seals (weatherstrips)
Clear vision is an essential safety factor.
The windscreen must not be cleaned with insect remover or wax,
otherwise the windscreen wipers will not function properly
(juddering).
Traces of rubber, oil, grease or silicone can be removed with a
window cleaning solution or a silicone remover. Wax residue can
only be removed with a special cleaner. Your Audi dealer will be able
to provide you with more detailed information.
The windows should also be cleaned on the inside at regular intervals.
Use a separate cloth or chamois to dry the windows. Cloths used for
waxing and polishing contain residues that will cause smears on the
glass.
The weatherstrips will remain pliable and last longer if they are
occasionally treated with a suitable care product (for example silicone spray). This will also prevent premature ageing and leaks. The
doors will be easier to open as well. If they are kept pliable, the door
seals will be less likely to freeze up in the winter.
Wheels
The wheels require regular attention to preserve their appearance.
It is important to remove road salt and brake dust by washing the
wheels at regular intervals, otherwise the finish will be impaired.
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After washing, the wheels should only be cleaned with an "acidfree" cleaning agent for alloy wheels. This is available from Audi
dealers and specialist retailers. Never leave the cleaning agent on
the rims for any longer than specified in the instructions before
rinsing it off. If the wheel cleaner fluid contains acid it can attack the
surfaces of the wheel bolts.
Car polish or other abrasive agents should not be used. If the
protective paint coating is damaged by stone chips etc., the
damaged area should be touched up immediately.
WARNING
Please note when cleaning the wheels that water, ice and road salt
can impair the effectiveness of the brakes – this can cause an
accident.
Plastic parts and leatherette
Plastic parts and leatherette can be cleaned with a damp cloth. If
this is not sufficient, plastic parts and leatherette should only be
treated with a special solvent-free plastic cleaner.
Textile covers and trim parts
Textile covers and trim parts (e.g. seats, door trim) should be
cleaned regularly with a vacuum cleaner. This will remove surface
dirt which could otherwise be rubbed into the textile material
during use. Do not use steam cleaners, as the steam could carry the
dirt deeper into the textile material.
Normal cleaning
We recommend that you use a soft sponge or lint-free, micro-fibre
cloth for normal cleaning. Only use brushes on floor coverings and
mats, as other textile surfaces could become damaged.
Care of interior
MMI display screen and control console
The MMI display screen can be cleaned with a soft cloth and a
special “LCD cleaner” (available from retailers of electrical goods).
Moisten the cloth with a small amount of the cleaning fluid.
Clean the MMI control console with a fine brush first to prevent any
dirt from getting in between the control buttons and the housing.
We then recommend wiping the MMI control console using a cloth
moistened with washing-up liquid and water.
In the case of normal surface dirt you can use a foam cleaner. Use a
sponge to spread the foam on the textile surface and to work it into
the material lightly. However, make sure that the textile material
does not become soaking wet. Then dab off the foam with a dry and
absorbent cloth (e.g. a micro-fibre cloth) and vacuum off any
residue once the surface is completely dry.
Removal of stains
To avoid scratching the screen, do not wipe the MMI display with a
dry cloth.
To treat stains caused by spilled drinks (coffee, fruit juice or similar)
make up a solution with a mild detergent for sensitive fabrics and
apply it with a sponge. If the stains are difficult to remove, a
washing paste can be applied directly onto the stain and worked
into the fabric. The surface will then have to be wiped with clear
water to remove any residue left by the paste. To do so, use a damp
cloth or sponge and then dab the stain with an absorbent cloth.
To avoid any possibility of damage, do not let any liquid get
inside the control console.
Treat chocolate or make-up stains with a washing paste and then
rinse off with water (using a damp sponge).
Caution
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A spirit-based cleaner can be used to remove grease, oil, lipstick or
ball point pen. Then dab the dissolved grease or colour particles off
with an absorbent cloth or similar. You may also have to treat the
stain once more using washing paste and water.
If the covers or textile trim panels are badly soiled we recommend
that you have them cleaned by a professional cleaning company.
Note
Please make sure you close any velcro fasteners on your clothing, as
these could otherwise damage the upholstery.
Applies to vehicles: with leather upholstery
Natural leather
Audi does everything possible to preserve the special
qualities of leather as a natural product.
use. However, this means that the typical natural characteristics of
the surface are less apparent, though this does not affect quality.
Cleaning and care
Because of the natural properties of the specially selected hides
employed, the finished leather has a certain sensitivity to grease
and dirt, etc. so a degree of care is required in everyday use and
when looking after the leather. Dark clothing (especially if damp or
incorrectly dyed) may stain leather upholstery. Dust and grit in the
pores and seams can have an abrasive effect and damage the
surface of the leather. Therefore leather should be cleaned at
regular intervals, depending on the actual amount of use. When
they have been in use for a certain time, your car seats will acquire
a typical and distinctive patina. This is characteristic for real leather
upholstery, and is a sign of genuine quality.
To maintain the value of natural leather you should note the
following points:
General notes
Caution
We have a wide selection of leathers. The main type used is nappa
in various forms, that is leather with a smooth surface in a selection
of colours.
•
The amount of dye used determines the appearance and properties
of leather. If the leather is left in a more natural state, it retains its
typical natural appearance and is pleasant and comfortable for the
seat occupants. Fine veins, healed scars, insect bites, wrinkles and
a subtle variation in shading remain visible; these are the characteristic features of genuine natural leather.
•
Natural napped leather does not have a protective surface coating
of dye. It is therefore somewhat more prone to damage. You should
bear this in mind if children or pets often travel in the car, or if there
are other factors that could lead to damage.
Use a suitable impregnating cream with ultra-violet protection at
regular intervals and after cleaning. This cream will nourish and
moisturise the leather, keep it supple and able to breathe. In addition, it will also help to protect the surface of the leather.
Types of leather with a coloured surface coating are likely to be
more resistant to damage. This has a great advantage for day-to-day
Avoid exposing leather to direct sunlight for long periods, otherwise it may tend to lose some of its colour. If the car is left for a
prolonged period in the bright sun, it is best to cover the leather.
Sharp-edged objects on clothing, such as belts, zip fasteners,
rivets or similar, can also leave permanent scratches and rough
marks on the surface of the leather.
•
•
Note
Clean the leather every 2 to 3 months and remove fresh dirt as
necessary.
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•
Remove stains from fresh ball-pen and other inks, lipstick, shoe
cream and similar stains as soon as possible.
•
Preserve the colour of the leather. A special coloured cream will
renew the colour of the leather when required and will eliminate
differences in colour.
Applies to vehicles: with leather upholstery
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– Treat fat-based, dried-in stains with grease-dissolving
spray.
– Treat less common stains such as ball-pen and other
inks, felt-tip pens, nail polish, dispersion paint, shoe
cream etc. with a special leather stain remover.
Leather care products
Cleaning and care of leather upholstery
Natural leather requires an extra degree of attention and
care.
Normal cleaning
– The leather should be treated regularly (about twice a
year) with a special leather-care product.
– Apply the cream very sparingly.
– Then wipe off with a soft, dry cloth.
– Moisten a cotton or woollen cloth with water and wipe
over the leather surfaces.
More stubborn dirt
– More stubborn dirt can be removed using a mild soap
solution (pure liquid soap: two tablespoons dissolved in
one litre of water).
– It is very important not to let the water soak through the
leather or penetrate into the seams.
– Then wipe off with a soft, dry cloth.
Removal of stains
– Remove fresh water-based stains such as coffee, tea,
juices, blood etc. with an absorbent cloth or kitchen roll,
dried-on stains with the cleaning agent from the care set.
Should you have any questions regarding the care and cleaning of
the leather upholstery in your vehicle, we recommend that you
contact your Audi dealer. The staff there will gladly provide you with
further information on cleaning and care of your upholstery and on
our complete range of leather care products:
•
•
•
•
•
Cleaning and care set
Coloured leather-care cream
Stain remover for ball-pen inks, shoe cream etc.
Grease dissolving spray
New products and further developments
Caution
On no account use solvents (such as petrol, turpentine), wax polish,
shoe cream or similar materials.
– Remove fresh fat-based stains on the surface such as
butter, mayonnaise, chocolate, etc. with an absorbent
cloth or kitchen roll or with the cleaning agent from the
care set.
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Applies to vehicles: with Alcantara seat covers
Cleaning Alcantara
Removing dust and dirt
Seat belts
Seat belts should be looked after properly to ensure that
they give the full protection.
– Moisten a cloth just a little and wipe down the seat
covers.
– Keep the seat belts clean.
Removing stains
– Check the condition of the seat belts at regular intervals.
– Moisten a cloth with lukewarm water or diluted methylated spirits.
Very dirty belts may not retract properly.
– Dab at the stain. Start at the outside and work inwards.
– For cleaning, use a mild soap solution.
Make sure that the inertia reel seat belts are completely dry before
allowing them to retract.
– Dry the area you have cleaned with a soft cloth.
Do not use leather cleaning products on Alcantara seat covers.
You may use a suitable shampoo on dust and dirt.
Dust and grit in the pores and seams can have an abrasive effect
and damage the surface of the leather. If the car is left standing in
the sun for long periods, the leather should be protected against
direct sunlight to prevent it from fading. However, slight colour variations will arise in normal use.
•
Caution
Do not use solvents, wax polish, shoe cream, stain removers,
leather cleaning products or any similar products on Alcantara.
•
To avoid damage, stubborn stains should be removed by a qualified workshop.
•
On no account use brushes, hard sponges or similar utensils.
•
•
Caution
Do not remove the seat belts from the vehicle to clean them.
Do not use chemical cleaning agents on the seat belts, as this
can damage the webbing. Ensure that the belts do not come into
contact with corrosive fluids.
•
If you find any damage to the belt webbing, belt fittings, the belt
retractor or the buckle, the belt in question must be replaced by a
qualified workshop.
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Fuel and filling the tank
Petrol
Filling the tank
Petrol grade
Filling the tank
The correct grade of petrol is listed inside the fuel tank
flap.
The vehicle is equipped with a catalytic converter and must only be
run on unleaded petrol. Unleaded petrol must comply with the
European EN 228 standard. The petrol grades have different octane
ratings (RON). If, in exceptional circumstances, the correct octane
rating is not available, please note the following:
Fig. 207 Vehicle as
seen from the rear
right: Opening fuel
tank flap
Your engine normally requires Super Plus unleaded petrol (98 RON)
according to ⇒ page 281, “Performance, weights and dimensions”.
Premium unleaded fuel with 95 RON can also be used. This can,
however, result in a slight loss of power under certain driving conditions. If premium unleaded petrol is not available, the engine can be
run on regular unleaded petrol with 91 RON as an emergency
measure. In this case only use moderate engine speeds and a light
throttle. Avoid using full throttle. Fill up with premium or Super Plus
petrol as soon as possible.
•
Caution
Petrol complying with the EN 228 standard can contain small
quantities of ethanol. However, “bioethanol fuels”, which are
retailed under various different names such as E50 and E85, and
which contain a large proportion of ethanol, must not be put into
the vehicle, as this would damage the fuel system.
•
Even one tankful of leaded fuel would permanently impair the
efficiency of the catalytic converter.
• High engine speed and full throttle can damage the engine when
using petrol with an octane rating lower than the correct grade for
the engine.
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Fig. 208 Fuel tank flap
with tank cap attached
The flap that covers the tank cap is unlocked and locked
automatically by the central locking.
Unscrewing the tank cap
– Press the left side of the flap to open it ⇒ fig. 207 -arrow-.
– Unscrew the tank cap anti-clockwise.
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– Hook the cap onto the open flap ⇒ page 217, fig. 208.
WARNING (continued)
build up during filling, causing the fuel vapour to ignite. Danger
of explosion. Always place the canister on the ground to fill it.
Closing the tank cap
– Screw on the tank cap clockwise until it cannot be turned
further.
− Insert the filler nozzle as far as possible into the spare fuel
canister.
– Press the left side of the flap to close it (you should hear
it click into place).
− If the spare fuel canister is made of metal, the filler nozzle
must be in contact with the canister during filling. This helps
prevent an electrostatic charge building up.
When the automatic filler nozzle is operated correctly it will switch
itself off as soon as the tank is “full”. Do not try to put in more fuel
after the nozzle cuts out, as this will fill the expansion chamber in
the fuel tank.
− Make sure you never spill fuel in the vehicle or in the luggage
compartment. Fuel vapour is explosive. Risk of fatal accident!
The correct fuel grade for your vehicle is given on a sticker on the
inside of the tank flap. Further notes on fuel ⇒ page 217.
The tank capacity of your vehicle is given in the Technical data
section ⇒ page 279.
•
•
Caution
Remove any fuel spills from the paintwork immediately.
Never run the tank completely dry. If there is an irregular fuel
supply, misfiring can occur. As a result unburnt fuel can enter the
exhaust system and cause damage to the catalytic converter(s).
WARNING
Fuel is highly inflammable and can cause serious burns and other
injuries.
•
For safety reasons always switch off the auxiliary heating*
before refuelling the vehicle.
•
For safety reasons we do not recommend carrying a spare fuel
canister in the vehicle. The canister could become damaged in an
accident and leak.
• Observe all relevant statutory regulations on using, storing and
transporting spare fuel canisters.
•
When filling your tank or a spare fuel canister with fuel, do not
smoke and keep away from naked flames. Risk of explosion!
•
If, in exceptional circumstances, you have to carry a spare fuel
canister, please observe the following warnings:
− Never fill fuel into the spare fuel canister with the canister
placed in or on top of the vehicle. An electrostatic charge could
For the sake of the environment
Do not try to put in more fuel after the automatic filler nozzle has
switched off; this may cause the fuel to overflow if it becomes
warm.
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Releasing the tank flap manually
The tank flap can be released manually if the central
locking system should fail to operate.
Fig. 209 Luggage
compartment:
Releasing the fuel tank
flap manually
The manual release mechanism is located behind the side
trim on the right of the luggage compartment.
– Open the right-hand side trim.
– Release the ring from its holder and pull the ring
⇒ fig. 209. You should now be able to open the tank flap
in the usual way ⇒ page 217.
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Bonnet
Opening the bonnet
Releasing the bonnet
The bonnet is released from inside the vehicle.
Fig. 211 Release catch
under the bonnet
Fig. 210 Detail of footwell on driver's side:
Release lever
Before opening the bonnet make sure that the windscreen
wiper arms are not lifted away from the glass. Otherwise the
paint may get damaged.
– Open the driver's door.
– Lift the bonnet slightly ⇒
– Pull the lever under the dashboard in the direction indicated (arrow) ⇒ fig. 210.
– Press the release catch under the bonnet upwards
⇒ fig. 211. This will release the arrester hook.
The bonnet springs out of its lock.
– Open the bonnet.
.
The bonnet is held open by two gas-filled struts.
WARNING
To avoid the risk of being scalded, never open the bonnet if you see
steam or coolant escaping from the engine compartment. Wait
until no steam or coolant can be seen before opening the bonnet.
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compartment
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WARNING (continued)
Extra caution is necessary when working on components
in the engine compartment.
Always be aware of the danger of injury and scalding as well as the
risk of accident or fire when working in the engine compartment
(e.g. when checking and refilling fluids). Always observe the warnings listed below and follow all normal safety precautions. The
engine compartment of any motor vehicle is a potentially
hazardous area. ⇒
.
•
Observe the following additional warnings if work on the fuel
system or the electrical system is necessary:
− Always disconnect the battery.
− Do not smoke.
− Never work near naked flames.
− Always keep an approved fire extinguisher immediately
available.
Caution
When topping up fluids make sure the correct fluid is put into the
correct filler opening. This can otherwise cause serious malfunctions or engine damage.
WARNING
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Switch off the engine.
Remove the ignition key.
Apply the parking brake.
For the sake of the environment
Move the gear lever into neutral.
Inspect the ground underneath your vehicle regularly so that any
leaks are detected at an early stage. If you find oil spots or other
fluids, have your vehicle inspected by a qualified workshop.
Wait for the engine to cool down.
Keep children away from engine compartment.
Never spill fluids on hot engine components. These fluids can
cause a fire (e.g. radiator anti-freeze).
•
Take care not to cause short circuits in the electrical system,
especially when working on the battery.
Note
•
On right-hand drive vehicles* some of the containers/ reservoirs
mentioned below are located on the other side of the engine
compartment.
•
Closing the bonnet
Do not touch the radiator fan when the engine is hot. The fan
may start running suddenly.
Do not unscrew the cap on the expansion tank when the engine
is hot. The cooling system is under pressure.
•
Protect face, hands and arms by covering the cap with a large,
thick rag to protect against escaping coolant and steam.
•
If any tests have to be performed with the engine running,
there is an extra safety risk from the rotating parts, such as the
drive belts, alternator and radiator fan, etc., and from the highvoltage ignition system.
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– To close the bonnet, pull it down to overcome the spring
pressure.
– Then let it drop into the catches; do not press down ⇒
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WARNING
•
For safety reasons the bonnet must always be completely
closed when the vehicle is moving. After closing it always check
that it is properly secured. The bonnet must be flush with the adjacent body panels.
•
Should you notice that the bonnet is not safely secured when
the vehicle is moving, stop the vehicle immediately and close the
bonnet properly, otherwise it could cause an accident.
Engine compartment layout
Engine compartment layout
Main components for checking and refilling
1
A
2
A
3
A
4
A
5
A
6
A
7
A
8
A
Jump-start terminal (+) under a cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230, 256
227
Brake fluid reservoir () . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
224
Engine oil filler cap () . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
223
Engine oil dipstick (orange) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
225
Radiator expansion tank () . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
231
Windscreen washer container () . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jump-start terminal (-) with hexagon head . . . . . . . . . 230, 256
190
Hydraulic fluid reservoir for power steering . . . . . . . .
Engine oil
General notes
We recommend that you have the oil change carried out by an Audi
dealership/qualified workshop according to the intervals stated in
the Service Schedule or according to the service interval display in
the instrument cluster.
Whether your vehicle is serviced at flexible service intervals or fixed
service intervals is shown in the Service Schedule.
The correct oil specifications for your engine are listed in the Technical data section ⇒ page 281, “Performance, weights and dimensions”.
Check that the specifications quoted (VW standards) appear on the
container either singly or in combination with other specifications.
Flexible service intervals (Audi LongLife Service*)
Special engine oils ⇒ page 281, “Performance, weights and dimensions” have been developed as part of the Audi LongLife Service
(⇒ “Service Schedule”).
Fig. 212 Locations of fluid containers, engine oil dipstick and engine oil filler
cap
This type of oil must be used if you intend to take advantage of the
extended maintenance intervals allowed by Audi's LongLife Service.
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•
Do not mix the LongLife oil with oil intended for fixed service
intervals, as the requirements for the extended service intervals are
then no longer guaranteed.
Checking oil level
In exceptional circumstances, if the engine oil level is too low
⇒ page 223 and you cannot obtain the specified LongLife oil, you
can put in a small quantity of oil for fixed service intervals ⇒ page 281, “Performance, weights and dimensions”. This should
not be done more than once and no more than 0.5 litres should be
used.
– Allow the warm engine to run briefly at idling speed and
then switch off the ignition.
Fixed service intervals (Inspection Service)*
– Then pull the dipstick out again and check the oil level
⇒ fig. 213. If the oil level is too low, add more engine oil
⇒ page 224.
•
If you do not take advantage of the Audi LongLife service for your
car, you can use the oils for fixed service intervals - ⇒ page 281,
“Performance, weights and dimensions”. In this case, your car must
be serviced after a fixed interval of 1 year / 15,000 km (10,000 miles)
– see Service Schedule.
•
In exceptional circumstances, if the engine oil level is too low
⇒ page 223 and you cannot obtain the oil specified for your vehicle,
you can put in a small quantity of oil conforming to the specification
ACEA A2 or ACEA A3. This should not be done more than once and
no more than 0.5 litres should be used.
223
– Park your vehicle on a level surface.
– Wait approx. 2 minutes.
– Pull out the dipstick. Wipe the dipstick with a clean cloth
and insert it again, pushing it in as far as it will go.
a
Oil level in area A
– Do not top up oil.
Oil level in area
b
A
– Oil can be topped up. After topping up the oil level should
a.
be in area A
c
Oil level in area A
Checking the oil level
– Oil must be topped up. After topping up the oil level
a.
should be in area A
Depending on how you drive and the conditions in which the car is
used, oil consumption can be up to 0.5 ltr./1000 km. Oil consumption is likely to be higher for the first 5000 km. For this reason the
engine oil level must be checked at regular intervals, preferably
when filling the tank and before a journey.
Fig. 213 Markings on
oil dipstick
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•

No additives should be used with engine oil. Any damage caused
by the use of such additives would not be covered by the factory
warranty.
•
•
For the sake of the environment
Never pour oil down drains or into the ground.
Always observe statutory requirements when disposing of
empty oil canisters.
Fig. 214 Engine
compartment: Engine
oil filler cap
Cooling system
– Unscrew cap  from oil filler opening ⇒ fig. 214.
Coolant
– Carefully put in the specified grade of oil ⇒ page 281
0.5 litres at a time.
The purpose of the coolant is to carry heat away from the
engine. The correct amount of anti-freeze is important to
prevent the cooling system from freezing in winter.
– After two minutes check the oil level once again
⇒ page 223.
– If the oil level is too low, add more engine oil.
– Replace the oil filler cap carefully and push the dipstick
all the way in.
WARNING
•
Ensure that no oil comes into contact with hot engine components when topping up: this could cause a fire.
•
Wash your skin thoroughly if it comes into contact with engine
oil.
•
Caution
a , as this may result in
The oil level must never be above area A
damage to the catalytic converter or to the engine. Contact a qualified workshop to extract the engine oil if necessary.
The cooling system is filled for life at the factory, so the coolant does
not need to be changed. The coolant consists of a mixture of water
and anti-freeze additive G12+. This is a glycol-based anti-freeze with
anti-corrosion additives.
Anti-freeze additive
The amount of anti-freeze additive required depends on the temperatures to be expected in the winter season. If the anti-freeze concentration is too low the coolant can freeze, resulting in failure of the
cooling system and heater.
The cooling system is filled at the factory with the correct amount of
anti-freeze for the country concerned.
In most cases the mixture consists of 60% water and 40% additive.
This mixture gives the necessary antifreeze protection down to –
25 °C and protects the alloy parts of the cooling system against
corrosion. It also prevents scaling and raises the boiling point of the
coolant.
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Checking coolant level
Countries with warm climate
The coolant concentration must not be reduced by adding plain
water, even in the summer or in warm climates. The concentration
of the anti-freeze additive must always be at least 40%.
The coolant level can be checked at a glance.
Countries with cold climate
If greater anti-freeze protection is required in very cold climates, the
proportion of the anti-freeze additive G12+ can be increased. A
concentration of 60% offers protection down to about -40 °C. The
concentration of the antifreeze additive must not be more than 60%,
otherwise this would reduce the antifreeze protection. In addition,
the cooling effect will be adversely affected.
Vehicles for export to countries with a cold climate (such as Sweden,
Norway and Finland) are supplied with antifreeze protection down
to about -35 °C. The concentration of the antifreeze additive for
these countries should always be at least 50%.
•
Caution
It is advisable to have the cooling system checked before the
winter season to make sure that the antifreeze concentration is
adequate for the conditions to be expected. This applies particularly
if you intend to take the car into a colder climate zone. If necessary,
have the anti-freeze concentration increased to 50 - 60% as required.
•
Use only anti-freeze additive G12+, an additive meeting the specification “TL-VW 774 F ”. Other additives may give considerably inferior corrosion protection. The resulting corrosion in the cooling
system can lead to a loss of coolant, causing serious damage to the
engine.
•
The coolant additive G12+ can be mixed only with additives G11
and G12.
Fig. 215 Engine
compartment: Markings on radiator expansion tank
– Switch off the ignition.
– Read off coolant level on radiator expansion tank
⇒ fig. 215. When the engine is cold it should be between
the “MIN” and “MAX” marks. When the engine is hot it
may be slightly above the “MAX” mark.
The coolant level should be checked with the engine switched off.
The coolant level is monitored by a warning lamp in the instrument
cluster ⇒ page 32. However, we recommend that it should be
checked occasionally.
Coolant losses
Any loss of coolant normally indicates a leak in the cooling system.
In this case the cooling system should be inspected by a qualified
workshop without delay. It is not sufficient merely to top up the
coolant.
If there are no leaks in the system, a loss of coolant can only occur
if the coolant boils and is forced out of the system as a result of
overheating.
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WARNING
Caution
Radiator sealants must not be added to the coolant. Such additives
could seriously impair the function of the cooling system.
•
Topping up the coolant
•
Be careful when topping up coolant.
The cooling system is under pressure. Do not unscrew the cap
on the expansion tank when the engine is hot: you could be
scalded by escaping steam
The coolant and coolant additive can be a health hazard. Store
the coolant additive in the original container in a safe place out of
reach of children – risk of poisoning.
– Switch off the engine.
– Wait for the engine to cool down.
– Cover the cap on the expansion tank ⇒ page 225, fig. 215
with a cloth, and carefully unscrew the cap anti-clockwise ⇒
.
For the sake of the environment
Drained off coolant should not be used again. Drain off the used
coolant into a suitable container and dispose of it in the proper
manner (observe environmental regulations).
– Add coolant.
Radiator fan
– Screw the cap on again tightly.
The radiator fan can start running spontaneously.
Make sure that the coolant meets the required specifications
⇒ page 224, “Coolant”. Do not use a different type of additive if antifreeze additive G12+, G12 or G11 is not available. In this case use
only water and bring the coolant concentration back up to the
correct level as soon as possible by putting in the specified additive.
The radiator fan is driven by the engine via a poly V-belt. The speed
of the fan is varied by a viscous clutch according to the temperature.
Always top up with fresh, unused coolant.
The auxiliary fan can continue to run for as long as 10 minutes after
stopping the engine – even after the ignition is switched off. It may
also start running suddenly ⇒
after a while if
Do not fill above the “MAX” mark. Excess coolant is forced out of the
system through the valve in the filler cap when the engine gets hot.
If a lot of coolant has been lost, wait for the engine to cool down
before putting in cold coolant. Failure to do so could result in
serious engine damage.
There is also an auxiliary electric fan, which cuts in automatically
whenever the temperature of the coolant and the engine compartment rises above a certain level.
•
•
residual heat raises the coolant temperature, or
the hot engine compartment is additionally heated up by the
sun.
WARNING
When working in the engine compartment be aware that the radiator fan may start running suddenly – risk of injury.
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Brake fluid
Changing brake fluid
Checking brake fluid level
When required, the brake fluid should be changed by a
competent mechanic with the proper equipment.
The brake fluid level can be checked at a glance.
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Brake fluid gradually absorbs moisture from the atmosphere. If the
water content in the brake fluid is too high, this may cause corrosion
in the brake system over time. In addition, the boiling point of the
brake fluid will be considerably reduced. This could adversely affect
the braking ability in certain circumstances.
For this reason the brake fluid must be changed periodically.
Fig. 216 Engine
compartment: Markings on brake fluid
reservoir
– Check the fluid level on the brake fluid reservoir
⇒ fig. 216. It should always be between the “MIN” and
“MAX” marks.
Your vehicle's Service Schedule will tell you when the brake fluid has
to be changed.
It is advisable to have the brake fluid changed as part of a regular
Inspection Service at your Audi workshop. They are familiar with the
procedure and have the necessary special tools and spare parts as
well as the proper facilities for disposing of the old fluid.
Use only the genuine brake fluid specified by the factory Qualified
workshops know that the brake fluid “DOT 4” is approved by Audi.
The brake fluid must be fresh and unused.
In right-hand drive vehicles the brake fluid reservoir is on the other
side of the engine compartment.
WARNING
The fluid level may drop slightly after a period of time due to the
automatic compensation for brake pad wear. This is quite normal.
•
However, if the level goes down noticeably in a short time, or drops
below the “MIN” mark, there may be a leak in the brake system. If
the fluid level in the reservoir is too low, this will be indicated by the
brake warning lamp ⇒ page 31. If this should happen, take the car
to a qualified workshop immediately and have the brake system
inspected.
•
Brake fluid is poisonous; store it in the sealed original container
in a safe place out of reach of children.
Heavy use of the brakes may cause a vapour lock if the brake
fluid is left in the system for too long. This would seriously affect
the efficiency of the brakes and the safety of the car – risk of accident.
Caution
Please note that brake fluid will attack the paintwork on contact.
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For the sake of the environment
If the fluid has to be drained out of the brake system, use an appropriate container to catch the used brake fluid and dispose of it in the
proper manner.
Please note that certain convenience features, such as the Audi
advanced key*, the remote control key or the electrical seat adjustment may not be available when you unlock the vehicle. These functions will be restored when you switch on the ignition and start the
engine.
Winter conditions
Battery
General notes
All work on batteries requires specialist knowledge.
At low temperatures the battery has to work very hard. It also
provides only a fraction of the starting power it has at normal
temperatures.
For this reason, we recommend having the battery checked and
charged if necessary before the start of winter ⇒ page 230.
The battery is virtually maintenance-free. It is checked as part of the
Inspection Service.
We recommend that you replace a battery once it is older than 5
years.
When an airbag is triggered, the battery will, under certain circumstances, be disconnected from the on-board power supply for
safety reasons ⇒
in “General notes on airbag system” on
page 166.
Disconnecting the battery
If the battery is disconnected, some of the vehicle's functions will
become inoperative (e.g. electric windows). These functions will
require resetting after the battery is reconnected. For this reason,
the battery should only be disconnected from the vehicle's electrical
system when absolutely necessary.
If the vehicle is not used for long periods
If you do not drive your vehicle for a period of several days or weeks,
the power management will gradually shut off the on-board
systems one by one, or reduce the amount of current they are using.
This limits the amount of power consumed and helps to ensure reliable starting even after a long period ⇒ page 192.
WARNING
•
All work on batteries requires specialist knowledge. For queries
regarding the vehicle battery please contact an Audi dealership or
other qualified workshop (risk of chemical burns / risk of explosion).
•
The battery must not be opened. Do not attempt to make any
changes to the electrolyte level of the battery. Otherwise, there is
a risk that a mixture of oxygen and hydrogen gas can accumulate
and cause an explosion.
Note
If the vehicle is to be left standing for a period of several weeks at
extremely low temperatures, the battery should be removed from
the vehicle. This ensures that it cannot “freeze up” and be
damaged.
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Important safety warnings for handling a car
battery
All work on batteries requires specialist knowledge.
WARNING (continued)
charges) when handling cables and electrical equipment. Never
cross the battery poles. The resulting high-energy sparks can
cause injury.
The vehicle battery is located under the floor panel in the luggage
compartment.
•


Wear safety glasses!
•
•

Keep open flames, sparks, uncovered lights and
lit cigarettes away from battery!

A highly explosive mixture of gases is given off
when the battery is under charge!

Keep children away from the battery and battery
acid.
Battery acid is extremely corrosive. Wear protective gloves and safety glasses.
WARNING
Always be aware of the danger of injury and chemical burns as
well as the risk of accident or fire when working on the battery and
the electrical system.
•
Wear safety glasses. Do not allow acid or lead particles to come
into contact with eyes, skin or clothing.
•
Battery acid is extremely corrosive. Wear protective gloves and
safety glasses. Do not tilt the battery - acid can leak out of the
vapour vent. If electrolyte should splash into the eyes rinse at once
for several minutes using clear water. Then seek medical care
immediately. Neutralize any acid splashes on the skin or clothing
with soap solution, and rinse off with plenty of water. If acid is
swallowed by mistake, consult a doctor immediately.
•
Keep open flames, sparks, uncovered lights and lit cigarettes
away from battery. Avoid sparks (including those from static
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A highly explosive mixture of gases is given off when the
battery is under charge. Only charge battery in a well ventilated
area.
Keep children away from the battery and battery acid.
Switch off all electrical equipment before starting any work on
the vehicle electrical system. Remove the ignition key. The minus
cable of the battery must be disconnected. When changing a light
bulb, it is sufficient to only turn off the light.
•
Before disconnecting the battery, turn off the anti-theft
system! Otherwise, the alarm will sound.
•
When disconnecting the battery from the vehicle's electrical
system, first disconnect the minus cable and then the plus cable.
•
Before reconnecting the battery, turn off all electrical equipment. First connect the plus cable, then the minus cable. The
battery cables must not be connected to the wrong battery poles
- serious risk of cable fire.
•
Never charge a frozen or thawed out battery - risk of explosion
and chemical burns! A battery must be replaced once it has been
frozen. When it is discharged the battery can freeze at temperatures around 0°C.
•
Make sure that the vapour hose is always attached to the
battery.
•
Never use a damaged battery - risk of explosion! Replace a
damaged battery immediately.
•
Caution
Never disconnect the car's battery with the engine running or
with the ignition turned on, otherwise the electrical system or electrical components will be damaged.
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•
Do not expose the battery to direct sunlight over a long period of
time, as the intense ultraviolet radiation can affect the battery
housing.
•
If the car is left standing for long periods, protect the battery
from extreme cold temperature so that it does not “freeze up” and
become damaged.
– Now connect the battery charger to the mains and switch
on.
– After charging the battery: switch off the battery charger
and disconnect the mains cable.
– Now disconnect the charger cables.
– Refit the red cap onto the positive terminal.
Charging the battery
Terminals for charging the battery are fitted in the engine
compartment.
– Close the bonnet ⇒ page 221.
When it is discharged the battery can freeze at temperatures
around 0°C. A frozen battery must be thawed before charging ⇒
.
However, it is advisable to replace the battery if it has frozen,
because the ice can crack the battery casing and allow the battery
acid to escape.
Charging the battery
Important: Before you charge the battery make sure you read the
manufacturer's instructions for using the battery charger.
Fig. 217 Engine
compartment: Terminals for jump leads and
battery charger
– Note the warnings ⇒
in “Important safety warnings
for handling a car battery” on page 229 and ⇒
.
– Switch off all electrical equipment. Remove the ignition
key.
– Open the bonnet ⇒ page 220.
– Open the red cap on the positive terminal ⇒ fig. 217.
– Follow the correct procedure for connecting the charger
cables to the jump-start terminals (terminal with red cap
= “positive”, terminal with hexagon = “negative”).
When charging with a low current (for instance with a small battery
charger) the battery does not have to be disconnected. The battery
must not be opened while you are charging it.
Fast-charging the battery
For technical reasons it is not permissible to fast-charge the battery
using charging devices with an output voltage higher than 14.8 V.
WARNING
Never charge a frozen battery – it could explode.
Note
Use only the terminals in the engine compartment to charge the
battery.
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Checking and topping up fluids
Replacing the battery
Windscreen washer
A replacement battery must have the same specifications
as the original equipment battery.
Plain water on its own is not sufficient for the windscreen
washer system.
Your vehicle is equipped with an intelligent power management
system to control the distribution of electrical energy ⇒ page 192.
The power management function ensures that the battery is
charged much more efficiently than on vehicles without a power
management system. For this additional power to be available after
replacing the battery, we recommend that the replacement battery
used is of the same make and type as the original-equipment
battery. The battery must be encoded in the control unit for power
management. This has to be done by a qualified workshop.
A replacement battery must have the same capacity, voltage (12 V)
and current rating. It must also have the same dimensions as the
original, factory-fitted battery and have sealed caps. The battery
must comply with the standards TL 825 06 (dated December 1997 or
later) and VW 7 50 73 (August 2001 or later).
•
Caution
Make sure that the vent hose is always attached to the opening
on the side of the battery. Gases or battery acid can otherwise
escape and possibly cause damage.
•
•
The battery holder and clamps must always be correctly secured.
Before starting any work on the battery, always observe the
warnings listed under ⇒ page 229, “Important safety warnings for
handling a car battery”.
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Fig. 218 Engine
compartment: Windscreen washer
container
The container for the windscreen washer  contains the cleaning
fluid for the windscreen and the headlight washer system*
⇒ fig. 218. Container capacity: ⇒ page 279.
Plain water on its own is not enough to clean the glass properly. It
is therefore advisable to add a suitable washer fluid additive (with
wax solvent) to the water. A washer fluid with freeze-resistant additive should be used in winter.
•
•
Caution
Never put in radiator anti-freeze or other additives.
Never use washer fluid which contains paint thinners or solvents
as it can damage the paintwork.
For the sake of the environment
 Batteries contain toxic substances including sulphuric acid and
lead. They must be disposed of appropriately and must not be put
together with ordinary household waste. Make sure the battery
removed from the vehicle cannot tip over. Otherwise, sulphuric acid
could escape.
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Wheels
General notes
– When driving with new tyres, be especially careful during
the first 500 km.
– If you have to drive over a kerb or similar obstacle, drive
very slowly and as near as possible at a right angle to the
kerb.
– Inspect the tyres regularly for damage (cuts, cracks or
blisters, etc.). Remove any foreign bodies embedded in
the treads.
Concealed damage
Damage to tyres and rims is often not readily visible. If you notice
unusual vibration or the car pulling to one side, this may indicate
that one of the tyres is damaged. Reduce speed immediately if there
is any reason to suspect that damage may have occurred. Inspect
the tyres for damage. If no external damage is visible, drive slowly
and carefully to the nearest qualified workshop and have the car
inspected.
Tyres with directional tread pattern
An arrow on the tyre sidewall indicates the direction of rotation on
tyres with directional tread. Always note the direction of rotation
indicated when mounting the wheel. This guarantees optimum grip
and helps to avoid aquaplaning, excessive noise and wear.
– Damaged wheels and tyres must be replaced immediately.
Tyre service life
– Keep grease, oil and fuel off the tyres.
Correct inflation pressures and sensible driving habits
will increase the service life of your tyres.
– Replace any missing valve caps as soon as possible.
– Mark the wheels before taking them off so that they
rotate in the same direction when put back.
– When removed, the wheels or tyres should be stored in a
cool, dry and preferably dark place.
New tyres
New tyres do not give maximum grip straight away and should
therefore be “run in” by driving carefully and at moderate speeds for
about the first 500 km. This will also help to make the tyres last
longer.
The tread depth of new tyres may vary, according to the type and
make of tyre and the tread pattern.
Fig. 219 Open driver's
door (LHD vehicle) with
sticker listing tyre
inflation pressures
– Check the tyre pressures at least once a month.
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– The tyre pressures should only be checked when the
tyres are cold. The slightly raised pressures of warm tyres
must not be reduced.
– The pressures must be altered to suit major changes in
the load being carried.
Wheel balancing
The wheels on new vehicles are balanced. However, various factors
encountered in normal driving can cause them to become unbalanced, which results in steering vibration.
– Avoid fast cornering and hard acceleration.
Unbalanced wheels should be rebalanced, as they otherwise cause
excessive wear on steering, suspension and tyres. A wheel must
also be rebalanced when a new tyre is fitted or if a tyre is repaired.
– Inspect the tyres for irregular wear from time to time.
Incorrect wheel alignment
Tyre pressure and vehicle loading
The tyre pressure must be adjusted according to the load the vehicle
is carrying. We recommend adhering to the tyre pressure specifications for a maximum load. The tyre inflation pressures are listed on
a sticker on the end face of the driver's door ⇒ page 232, fig. 219.
However, if you prefer an extra-smooth ride and the vehicle is not
fully loaded, you can select the tyre pressure for a normal load (no
more than three people travelling in the vehicle). However, should
you wish to drive with a full load you must increase the tyre pressure
to the specified maximum.
Under-inflation or over-inflation will reduce the life of the tyres
considerably and also impair the car's handling. Correct inflation
pressures are very important, especially at high speeds. The pressures should therefore be checked at least once a month and before
starting a journey.
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Incorrect wheel alignment causes excessive tyre wear, impairing the
safety of the vehicle. If you notice excessive tyre wear, contact your
Audi dealer.
WARNING
•
Always adapt the tyre pressure accordingly when the vehicle
load changes.
•
Under-inflated tyres flex more and can overheat at continuous
high speeds. This can cause tread separation and tyre blow-out,
which could result in an accident.
For the sake of the environment
Under-inflated tyres will increase the fuel consumption.
Do not forget the spare wheel* when checking the tyre pressures.
Keep the spare tyre inflated to the highest pressure required for the
road wheels.
Driving habits
Fast cornering, heavy acceleration and hard braking (squealing
tyres) all increase tyre wear.
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Tread wear indicators
WARNING (continued)
The tread wear indicators show the condition of the tyre
treads.
aquaplaning in deep puddles of water and when driving through
corners. Braking is also adversely affected.
•
The speed has to be adapted accordingly, otherwise there is a
risk of losing control over the vehicle.
Changing wheels round
Fig. 220 Tyre tread:
Tread wear indicators
The original tyres on your vehicle have 1.6 mm high “tread wear
indicators” ⇒ fig. 220 running across the tread. Depending on the
make, there will be 6 to 8 of them spaced at equal distances around
the tyre. Markings on the tyre sidewall (for instance the letters “TWI”
or a triangle) indicate the positions of the tread wear indicators.
The minimum tread depth required by law in Germany is 1.6 mm
(measured in the tread grooves next to the tread wear indicators).
Other specifications may apply in export countries.
WARNING
Fig. 221 Changing
wheels round
To ensure that the wear is equal on all tyres the wheels should be
changed round from time to time according to the system
⇒ fig. 221. All the tyres will then last for about the same time.
Replacing wheels and tyres
To avoid putting safety at risk, the tyres must be replaced at the
latest when the tread is worn down to the tread wear indicators.
It is important to use the correct wheels and tyres when
replacement is necessary.
Especially in difficult driving conditions such as wet or icy
roads, it is important that the tyres have sufficient tread depth.
The tread depth should same on the tyres of both the front and the
rear axles.
– All four wheels must be fitted with tyres of the same type,
size (rolling circumference) and preferably the same
tread pattern.
•
• The decrease in driving safety due to insufficient tread depth is
particularly evident in vehicle handling, when there is a risk of
– If possible, tyres should be replaced at least in pairs and
not individually (i.e. both front tyres or both rear tyres
together).
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– Never use tyres whose actual size exceeds the dimensions of the factory-approved makes of tyre.
means, for example, that the tyre was produced in the 10th week of
2006.
– If you wish to fit the vehicle with non-standard rims or
tyres, it is advisable to consult an Audi dealer before
purchasing them.
Please note that with some types of tyres, the actual tyre size can
differ from the nominal size marked on the tyre (for instance 245/40
R 18 93 Y), and there may be significant differences in the contours
of the tyres, even though the tyres are marked with the same
nominal size designation. When replacing the tyres, it is therefore
important to make sure that the actual size of the new tyres does
not exceed the dimensions of the factory-approved makes of tyre.
The tyres and wheel rims are an essential part of the vehicle's
design. The tyres and rims approved by Audi are specially matched
to the characteristics of the vehicle and make a major contribution
to good roadholding and safe handling ⇒
.
The sizes of the rims and tyres approved for your vehicle are listed
in the vehicle's documents (e.g. EC Certificate of Conformity or COC
document 5) ). The vehicle documents vary depending on the
country of residence.
Understanding the tyre designations makes it easier to choose the
correct tyres. For example, radial ply tyres have the following tyre
designations marked on the sidewall:
245 / 40 R 18 93 Y
This contains the following information:
245
Tyre width in mm
40
Height/width ratio in %
R
Tyre construction: Radial
18
Rim diameter in inches
93
Load rating code
Y
Speed rating code letter
Failure to observe this requirement can affect the clearance needed
for the tyres. This could result in contact between the tyres and
suspension components or bodywork. The brake lines could also be
damaged and the vehicle's safety could be severely impaired ⇒
.
When using tyres with the maximum permitted nominal dimensions, this can also void the vehicle's registration.
If you use tyres that are approved by Audi you can be sure that the
actual tyre dimensions will be correct for your vehicle. If you decide
to fit a different type of tyre, you must obtain the appropriate manufacturer's certificate from the tyre retailer to confirm that the tyres
are suitable for your vehicle. Keep this certificate in a safe place.
Your local Audi dealer will be able to advise you on which tyres may
be fitted to your vehicle.
All four wheels must always be fitted with tyres of the same type,
make and tread pattern, otherwise the drive-line can be damaged by
the constant differences in wheel speeds. For the same reason, only
use a spare wheel* with the same tyre dimensions as the normal
road wheels.
The manufacturing date is also indicated on the tyre sidewall
(possibly only on the inner side of the wheel):
DOT ... 1006...
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It the spare tyre* is not the same type as the tyres fitted on the car
(for example if the car has winter tyres or wide-section tyres) you
should only use the spare tyre if a puncture occurs, and then only
for a short period of time. In this case, please drive with extra care.
Refit the normal road wheel as soon as possible.
It is best to have all servicing of wheels and tyres performed by a
qualified workshop. They have the necessary special tools and
COC = certificate of conformity
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replacement parts, trained personnel and facilities for disposing of
the old tyres.
WARNING
•
It is very important to ensure that the tyres you have chosen
have adequate clearance. When selecting replacement tyres, do
not rely entirely on the nominal tyre size marked on the tyre; with
some makes of tyre the effective tyre size can differ significantly
from the nominal dimensions, even though the tyres have the
same size designation. Inadequate tyre clearance can result in
damage to the tyres or the vehicle, causing a serious safety risk. It
may also invalidate the vehicle's type approval for use on public
roads.
•
Wheel bolts
The wheel bolts are designed to suit the rims on your car.
The wheel bolts are matched to the rims. When installing different
wheels (for instance wheels with winter tyres) it is important to use
the correct wheel bolts with the right length and correctly shaped
bolt heads. This is essential for the secure fit of the wheels and for
the proper function of the brake system.
Audi dealers have full information on the technical requirements
when installing or changing tyres, rims or wheel trims.
The wheel bolts should be clean and turn easily.
A special adapter is required to turn the anti-theft wheel bolts*
⇒ page 254.
Please ask your Audi dealer or qualified workshop whether run
flat tyres can be used on your vehicle. Unauthorised use of these
tyres can invalidate the vehicle's type approval for use on public
roads. Furthermore, this could cause damage to your vehicle and
possibly also result in an accident.
Winter tyres
Avoid running the car on tyres that are more than 6 years old.
If you have no alternative, you should drive slowly and with extra
care at all times.
– Use only radial ply winter tyres.
•
Winter tyres will significantly improve the car's handling
in winter road conditions.
– Winter tyres must be fitted on all four wheels.
For the sake of the environment
Old tyres must be disposed of according to the laws in the country
concerned.
•
Note
Never mount used tyres if you are not sure of their previous
history.
•
For technical reasons it is not normally possible to use wheel
rims from other vehicles. In some cases this also applies to rims
from other vehicles of the same model.
– Only use winter tyres of the correct type approved for
your vehicle.
– Please note that the maximum permissible speed for
winter tyres may be lower than for summer tyres.
– Also note that winter tyres are no longer effective when
the tread is worn down.
– After fitting the wheels you must always check the tyre
pressures. The correct tyre pressures are listed on the
sticker on the end face of the driver's door.
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In winter road conditions winter tyres will considerably improve the
car's handling. Due to their type of construction (width, rubber
compound, tread pattern), summer tyres give less grip on ice and
snow. This applies particularly to vehicles equipped with wide
section tyres or high speed tyres (code letters H, V or Y on the sidewall).
Only use winter tyres of the correct type approved for your vehicle.
The sizes of the winter tyres approved for your vehicle are listed in
the vehicle's documents (e.g. EC Certificate of Conformity or COC
document 6) ). The vehicle documents vary depending on the
country of residence. Also refer to ⇒ page 234.
Winter tyres are no longer fully effective when the tread is worn
down to a depth of 4 mm.
The performance of winter tyres is also severely impaired by ageing,
even if the tread is still much deeper than 4 mm.
Winter tyres are subject to the following maximum speed limits
according to speed rating code letter: ⇒
Speed rating code letter
⇒ page 234
Maximum speed limit
Q
160 km/h
S
180 km/h
T
190 km/h
H
210 km/h
V
240 km/h
(note restrictions)
Using winter tyres with V-rating
Please note that the generally applicable 240 km/h speed rating for
winter tyres with the letter "V" is subject to technical restrictions;
the maximum permissible speed for your vehicle may be significantly lower. The maximum speed limit for tyres with a V-rating
depends directly on the maximum axle weights for your car and on
the listed weight rating of the tyres being used.
It is best to contact an Audi dealer to check the maximum speed
which is permissible for the V-rated tyres fitted on your car on the
basis of this information.
WARNING
Exceeding the maximum speed permitted for the winter tyres
fitted on your car can cause tyre failure, resulting in a loss of
control of the vehicle – risk of accident.
For the sake of the environment
Snow chains
Snow chains will improve the vehicle's handling on snowcovered roads.
– Snow chains can be used on the front wheels only.
– Keep your speed below 50 km/h.
Snow chains will improve braking ability as well as traction in winter
conditions.
COC = certificate of conformity
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“All-weather” tyres can also be used instead of winter tyres.
Summer tyres should be fitted again as soon as possible; they give
better handling on roads which are free of snow and ice. Summer
tyres produce less rolling noise, do not wear down as quickly and,
most importantly, reduce fuel consumption.
In Germany vehicles capable of exceeding these speeds must have
an appropriate sticker attached so it is visible to the driver. Suitable
stickers are available from Audi dealers and specialist retailers.
Please note regulations to this effect in your country.
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For technical reasons snow chains may only be used on tyres with
certain wheel rim/tyre combinations.
Rim size
Rim offset
Tyre size
8.5Jx18
29 mm
245/40
8.0Jx18
31 mm
225/45
Only use snow chains with fine-pitch links. The links must not
protrude more than 13.5 mm from the tyres (including tensioner).
Remove the chains when roads are free of snow. Otherwise they will
impair handling, damage the tyres and wear out very quickly.
where snow chains are compulsory on certain roads, this normally
also applies to cars with four-wheel drive. Snow chains may only be
fitted to the front wheels (also on vehicles with four-wheel drive).
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Accessories and modifications to the vehicle
Accessories and replacement parts
Always ask your dealer or specialist retailer for advice
before purchasing accessories and replacement parts.
Your car is designed to offer a high standard of active and passive
safety. For this reason, we recommend that you ask an Audi dealer
for advice before fitting accessories or replacement parts. Audi
dealers have the latest information from the manufacturer and can
recommend accessories and replacement parts which are suitable
for your requirements. They can also answer any questions you
might have regarding official regulations.
We recommend you to use only Audi accessories and Audi Genuine
parts®. Audi has tested these parts and accessories for suitability,
reliability and safety. Audi dealers have the necessary experience
and facilities to ensure that the parts are installed properly.
Although the market is constantly scrutinised, Audi cannot judge or
assume responsibility for the reliability, safety and suitability of
non-genuine products - even though in some instances, these parts
may have been approved by an officially recognised technical
testing authority or accompanied by an official approval certificate.
Any retro-fitted equipment which has a direct effect on the vehicle
and/or the way it is driven (e.g. cruise control system or electronically-controlled suspension) must be approved for use in your
vehicle and bear the e mark (the European Union's approval
symbol).
If any additional electrical components are fitted which do not serve
to control the vehicle itself (for instance a refrigerator box, laptop or
ventilator fan, etc.), these must bear the CE mark (manufacturer
conformity declaration in the European Union).
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WARNING
Never attach accessories (such as cup holders or telephone
brackets) to the surfaces covering the airbag units or the areas
around the airbags: this could cause injury if the airbag is
triggered.
Modifications
Modifications must always be carried out according to
our specifications.
Unauthorised modifications to the electronic components or software in the vehicle may cause malfunctioning. Due to the way the
electronic components are linked together in networks, other
systems may be affected by the faults. This can seriously impair
safety, lead to excessive wear of components, and also invalidate
the type approval for your vehicle.
You will appreciate that your Audi dealer cannot be held liable for
any damage caused by modifications and/or work performed incorrectly.
We recommend that all work should be performed by an Audi workshop using Audi Genuine parts ®.
WARNING
Incorrectly performed modifications or other work on your vehicle
can lead to malfunctions and cause accidents.
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Radio transmitters and business
equipment
driver's immediate control of the vehicle. Any such equipment must
carry the CE mark. Any retrofit equipment that could influence the
driver's control of the vehicle must have a type approval for your
vehicle and must carry the e mark.
Radio transmitters (fixed installation)
Retrofit installations of radio transmitters in the vehicle are subject
to official approval. Audi generally authorises in-vehicle installations of approved types of radio transmitters provided that:
•
•
the aerial is installed correctly,
the aerial is not installed in the interior of the vehicle (and
screened cables are used together with non-reflective aerial trimming),
WARNING
Mobile telephones or radio equipment which are operated inside
the vehicle without a correctly installed external aerial can create
excessive magnetic fields that could cause a health hazard.
•
•
Audi dealers and specialist retailers will be able to inform you about
options for installing and operating radio transmitters with a higher
transmitting power.
•
the effective transmitting power does not exceed 10 Watts at the
aerial base.
Mobile radio transmitters
When using commercial mobile telephones or radio equipment it is
possible that they might interfere with the electronics of your
vehicle and cause malfunctions. The reasons could be:
•
•
•
no external aerial
external aerial incorrectly installed
transmitting power more than 10 W.
Therefore you must not operate portable mobile telephones or radio
equipment inside the vehicle without a correctly installed external
aerial ⇒
.
Please note also that the maximum range of the equipment can only
be achieved with an external aerial.
Business equipment
Retrofit installation of business or other equipment in the vehicle is
permitted, provided the equipment cannot interfere with the
Note
Any retrofit installation of electrical or electronic equipment in
the vehicle will affect its type approval. In extreme cases this could
mean that you might lose the type approval for your vehicle.
Please refer to the mobile telephone/radio operating
instructions.
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Self-help
Applies to vehicles: with warning triangle
Applies to vehicles: with first-aid kit
Warning triangle
First-aid kit
The factory-supplied warning triangle is attached to the
inside of the boot lid.
The first-aid kit is accommodated in the compartment
behind the rear centre armrest.
Fig. 222 Warning
triangle fitted inside
boot lid
– To remove the warning triangle, push the tab in the direction indicated by the arrow ⇒ fig. 222 and pull the
retainer down.
The retainer on the boot lid is specifically designed to hold the
warning triangle supplied as a genuine Audi accessory. This accessory is available from Audi dealers.
Fig. 223 Rear centre
armrest: First-aid kit
– Pull up the catch to open the storage compartment
⇒ fig. 223.
On vehicles with a load-through hatch*, the first-aid kit is kept in the
rear centre armrest. The centre armrest has to be folded down in
order to access the compartment.
The storage compartment will hold a maximum weight of 0.5 kg.
Note
Before folding the centre armrest back up into the rear seat backrest
make sure the lid of the storage compartment is properly closed.
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Fire extinguisher
Have the fire extinguisher checked regularly (at least every two
years) by a qualified dealer or by the fire service to ensure that it will
be in working order when you need it.
The factory-fitted fire extinguisher is located in the footwell on the front passenger's side (secured in a holder).
When buying a new fire extinguisher, make sure it fits in the holder.
Applies to vehicles: with fire extinguisher
245
WARNING
If the fire extinguisher is not secured properly it could be catapulted through the vehicle during driving and braking manoeuvres
or in the event of an accident. This poses a risk of injury to occupants.
Fig. 224 Fire extinguisher in footwell on
front passenger's side
•
•
Note
The fire extinguisher must comply with legal requirements.
Taking out the fire extinguisher
Observe the expiry date of the fire extinguisher. The fire extinguisher may not work properly after the expiry date.
– Unfasten the retaining strap by pressing on the tab
marked “PRESS” ⇒ fig. 224 -arrow-.
Tools and Tyre Mobility System
– Take the fire extinguisher out of the holder.
The tools and the Tyre Mobility System are stored under
the floor panel in the luggage compartment.
Securing the fire extinguisher
– Place the fire extinguisher in the holder.
– Secure the fire extinguisher with the retaining strap.
After using the fire extinguisher
– Have the fire extinguisher refilled and checked by a qualified dealer or the fire service.
Fig. 225 Luggage
compartment: Tools,
Tyre Mobility System
and jack
Check how the fire extinguisher works before you need to use it. The
instructions for use are shown on the fire extinguisher.
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If you need the tools, the Tyre Mobility System or the jack*, you will
have to open the floor panel and take out the spare wheel*
⇒ page 246.
The tool kit includes:
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•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
A hook for removing hub caps
Applies to vehicles: with compact temporary spare wheel
Compact temporary spare wheel*
The spare wheel is carried in the wheel well under the
floor panel in the luggage compartment. It is only
intended for temporary use over short distances.
Pin for mounting a wheel
Screwdriver with reversible blade
Tool for changing bulbs
Interchangeable socket (Torx socket for changing bulbs)
Crank handle for jack
Adapter for anti-theft wheel bolts*
Jack*
Box spanner for wheel bolts
Fig. 226 Spare wheel
Towline anchorage
Some of the parts listed are only fitted on certain models or are
optional extras.
Before stowing the jack* again, wind down the arm of the jack as far
as it will go.
WARNING
•
Do not use the hexagonal socket in the screwdriver handle to
tighten the wheel bolts. It is not possible to tighten the bolts with
the required torque – risk of accident.
•
Taking out the spare wheel
– Lift the floor panel by the plastic handle ⇒ fig. 226.
– Hook the handle onto the luggage compartment weatherstrip.
– Turn the centre plastic knob ⇒ fig. 226 anti-clockwise.
– Take out the spare wheel.
– Unhook the floor panel before closing the boot lid.
The jack supplied by the factory is only designed for changing
wheels on this model. On no account attempt to use it for lifting
heavier vehicles or other loads – risk of injury.
Securing the defective wheel in the spare wheel
well
Never start the engine when the vehicle is on the jack - risk of
accident.
– Place the wheel in the spare wheel well and secure it with
the plastic knob.
•
•
If work has to be done under the vehicle, ensure that it is safely
supported on stands designed for the purpose, otherwise there is
a risk of injury.
– Unhook the floor panel before closing the boot lid.
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How to use the compact temporary spare wheel
Tyre repairs
Should you ever have a punctured tyre, the compact temporary
spare wheel is only intended for temporary use until you can reach
a workshop. The standard-size road wheel should be refitted as
soon as possible.
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Repaired tyres are only suitable for temporary use.
Please note the following restrictions when using the compact
temporary spare wheel. The compact temporary spare wheel is
designed specifically for this model. For this reason, do not use a
temporary spare from a different type of vehicle.
Snow chains
For technical reasons, snow chains must not be used on the
compact temporary spare wheel.
If you should have a puncture on one of the front wheels when using
snow chains, fit the compact temporary spare in place of one of the
rear wheels. You can then attach the snow chains to the wheel taken
from the rear and use this wheel to replace the punctured front
wheel.
WARNING
•
The tyre pressures must be checked and corrected as soon as
possible. The tyre pressure of the compact temporary spare wheel
must be 4.2 bar – an incorrectly inflated tyre can cause an accident.
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Fig. 227 The Tyre
Mobility System is NOT
suitable for repairing
this type of damage to
tyres.
Your vehicle is equipped with a tyre repair kit: the Tyre Mobility
System (TMS).
In the event of a puncture you will find the TMS, which consists of a
sealing compound and a compressor, located under the floor panel
in the luggage compartment.
The TMS will reliably seal tyres damaged by foreign bodies,
provided that the cuts or punctures are no larger than approx. 4 mm
in diameter.
Do not drive faster than 80 km/h - higher speeds can cause an
accident.
It is not necessary to remove the foreign body from the tyre.
Avoid heavy acceleration, hard braking and fast cornering – risk
of accident.
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•
•
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Never use two or more compact spare tyres at the same time –
risk of accident.
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No other type of tyre (normal summer or winter tyres) may be
fitted on the compact temporary spare wheel.
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The sealing compound must not be used:
1
on cuts and punctures larger than 4 mm ⇒ fig. 227 A
if the wheel rim has been damaged
2
A
if you have been driving with very low pressure or a completely
3 .
flat tyre A
How to use the TMS is described in the section Repairing a tyre
⇒ page 248 and in the instructions supplied with the tyre sealant
can.
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The TMS can be used at outside temperatures down to – 20 °C.
For the sake of the environment
WARNING
Used bottles of sealing compound can be returned to an Audi dealer
for disposal.
After repairing a tyre please note the following points:
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Do not drive faster than 80 km/h.
Avoid heavy acceleration, hard braking and fast cornering.
Vehicle handling could be impaired.
Tyres which have been sealed using the TMS are only suitable
for temporary use. Damaged tyres must be renewed.
•
•
Note
If sealant should leak out, leave it to dry. When it has dried, you
can pull it off like a piece of foil.
•
Observe the expiry date stated on the sealing compound can.
Have the sealing compound exchanged by a qualified workshop.
The TMS must NOT be used,
− on cuts and punctures larger than 4 mm
Repairing a tyre
− if the wheel rim has been damaged
•
− if you have been driving with very low pressure or a
completely flat tyre
Seek professional assistance if the repair of a tyre puncture is
not possible with the sealing compound.
•
Do not allow the sealant to come into contact with your eyes,
skin or clothing.
•
If you do come into contact with the sealant immediately rinse
the eyes or skin affected with clean water.
Fig. 228 Repairing a
tyre
•
Change clothing immediately if it becomes soiled with the tyre
sealant.
•
•
Make sure you do not breathe in the fumes!
If any of the tyre sealant is accidentally ingested, immediately
rinse the mouth thoroughly and drink lots of water.
•
•
Do not induce vomiting. Immediately contact a doctor!
If any allergic reactions should occur get medical help immediately.
•
Keep the sealant away from children.
Preparations
– If you have a flat tyre, stop the car well away from moving
traffic.
– Apply the parking brake to stop the vehicle moving accidentally.
– Engage first gear.
– Check whether a repair is possible using the Tyre
Mobility System ⇒ page 247.
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– Ensure that all passengers leave the vehicle and move
away from the danger area ⇒
.
– Pump the tyre up to 2.0 to 2.5 bar and monitor the pressure shown on the pressure gauge.
– Take the tyre sealant can and the electric compressor out
of the luggage compartment ⇒ page 245.
– If the tyre pressure remains lower than the value specified above drive the vehicle approx. 10 metres forwards
or backwards, so that the sealant can spread evenly in
the tyre. If the pressure is still lower than the specification the tyre is too badly damaged and cannot be
repaired using the tyre sealant.
– Fix the sticker “max. 80 km/h”, which is included with the
tyre sealant can, onto the instrument cluster where the
driver will see it.
Filling the tyre
Final checks
– Shake the tyre sealant can well.
– After about 10 minutes stop to check the tyre pressure.
– Screw the enclosed filling hose onto the sealant can as
far as it will go. This will automatically pierce the foil
sealing the can.
– Take the valve cap off the tyre valve and use the enclosed
valve insert tool to unscrew the valve insert ⇒ page 248,
fig. 228.
– Place the valve insert onto a clean surface.
– If tyre pressure is less than 1.3 bar, the tyre is too badly
damaged. Do not drive on. You should obtain professional assistance.
WARNING
•
If you have a puncture in moving traffic, switch on the hazard
warning lights and place the warning triangle in a visible location.
This is for your own safety and also warns other road users.
– Remove the sealing plug from the filling hose and insert
the hose into the tyre valve.
•
– Hold the tyre sealant can upside down and fill the
complete contents of the can into the tyre.
•
– Then disconnect the hose and screw the valve insert
firmly back into the tyre valve.
•
Inflating the tyre
– Screw the filling hose of the electric compressor onto the
tyre valve and plug the connector into the cigarette
lighter.
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Make sure your passengers wait in a safe place (for instance
behind the roadside crash barrier).
Please observe the manufacturers' safety notes on the
compressor and the instructions supplied with the tyre sealant
can.
If it was not possible to build up a tyre pressure of 2.0 bar
within 6 minutes this means that the tyre is too badly damaged.
Do not drive on.
•
Seek professional assistance if the repair of a tyre puncture is
not possible with the sealing compound.
•
If tyre pressure is less than 1.3 bar after driving about 10
minutes, the tyre is too badly damaged. Do not drive on. You
should obtain professional assistance.
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Caution
Take special care if you have to repair a tyre on a gradient.
•
– When towing a trailer: unhitch the trailer from your
vehicle.
– Take the tools ⇒ page 245 and the spare wheel*
⇒ page 246 out of the luggage compartment.
Note
Do not use the compressor for longer than 6 minutes at a time,
as it could overheat. When the compressor has cooled down, you
can use it again.
•
If tyre sealant should leak out, leave it to dry and then pull it off
like foil.
WARNING
If you have a puncture in moving traffic, switch on the hazard
warning lights and place the warning triangle in a visible location.
This is for your own safety and also warns other road users.
•
After carrying out a tyre repair remember to buy a new tyre
sealant can at a qualified workshop. This will ensure that the Tyre
Mobility System is operative again.
•
Please observe the relevant regulations.
Caution
If you have to change the tyre on a gradient, block the wheel opposite the wheel being changed by placing a stone or similar object
under it to prevent the vehicle from rolling away.
Changing a wheel
Note
Preparations
Please observe the relevant regulations.
Some preparations are necessary before changing a
wheel.
How to change a wheel
– If you have a flat tyre, stop the car well away from moving
traffic. Choose a location that is as level as possible.
– All passengers should leave the car. They should wait in
a safe place (for instance behind the roadside crash
barrier).
– Apply the parking brake to stop the vehicle moving accidentally.
– Engage first gear (manual gearbox) or move selector
lever to position P (automatic gearbox).
Change the wheel as described below.
– Pull off the hub cap. Also refer to ⇒ page 251, “Hub
caps”.
– Loosen the wheel bolts ⇒ page 251.
– Raise the car with the jack* ⇒ page 252.
– Take off the wheel with the flat tyre and then put on the
spare wheel* ⇒ page 253.
– Lower the vehicle to the ground.
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– Tighten the wheel bolts firmly in diagonal sequence with
the box spanner ⇒ page 251.
– Fit the hub cap back on.
251
Hub caps
The hub caps must be removed for access to the wheel
bolts.
After changing a wheel
What you must do after changing a wheel.
– Place the wheel with the defective tyre in the spare wheel
well and secure it.
– Put the tools and the jack* back in the luggage compartment.
– The inflation pressure of the newly fitted spare tyre must
be checked as soon as possible.
– Have the tightening torque of the wheel bolts checked as
soon as possible with a torque wrench. The correct tightening torque is 120 Nm.
Fig. 229 Changing a
wheel: Removing a hub
cap
Removing
– Insert the hook (provided in the vehicle's tool kit) in the
hole in the hub cap.
– Pull off the hub cap ⇒ fig. 229.
– Have the flat tyre replaced as quickly as possible.
Loosening and tightening the wheel bolts
•
Note
If you notice that the wheel bolts are corroded and difficult to
turn when changing a wheel, they must be replaced before having
the tightening torque checked.
The wheel bolts must be loosened before raising the
vehicle.
•
In the interest of safety, drive at moderate speeds until the tightening torque of the wheel bolts has been checked.
Fig. 230 Changing a
wheel: Loosening
wheel bolts
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Loosening
Raising the vehicle
– Fit the box spanner as far as it will go over the wheel
bolt7) .
The vehicle must be raised with the jack* to remove the
wheel.
– Grip the box spanner as close to the end as possible and
turn the wheel bolts about one turn anti-clockwise
⇒ page 251, fig. 230 -arrow-.
Tightening
– Fit the box spanner as far as it will go over the wheel
bolt7) .
– Grip the box spanner as close to the end as possible and
tighten the bolt firmly by turning clockwise.
Fig. 231 Changing a
wheel: Jacking points
WARNING
To avoid accidents, the wheel bolts should only be loosened
slightly (about one turn) before raising the vehicle with the jack*.
•
Note
Do not use the hexagonal socket in the screwdriver handle to
loosen or tighten the wheel bolts.
Fig. 232 Changing a
wheel: Jack
•
If the wheel bolt is very tight, it may be possible to loosen it by
pushing down the end of the spanner carefully with your foot. Hold
on to the car for support and take care not to slip.
Each jacking point is marked by a recess underneath the
vehicle ⇒ fig. 231.
–
7)
An adapter is required to unscrew or tighten the anti-theft wheel bolts*
⇒ page 254.
Place the jack underneath the jacking point closest to
A is
the wheel being changed. Make sure the base plate A
flat on the ground.
B until the claw of the jack
– Wind up the jack by the knob A
C completely surrounds the seam on your vehicle
A
⇒ fig. 232.
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D onto the jack by inserting it
– Now fit the crank handle A
in the opening on the knob ⇒ page 252, fig. 232. Turn the
crank handle clockwise or anti-clockwise to secure it in
place.
253
Taking off the wheel and putting on the spare
wheel
Step-by-step instructions for taking off the wheel and
putting on the spare wheel.
– Raise the vehicle by winding the crank handle until the
defective wheel is clear of the ground.
Recesses at the front and rear of the door sills mark the jacking
points ⇒ page 252, fig. 231. There is one jacking point for each
wheel. The distance from the jacking points to the wheel arches is
approximately 20 cm at the front and 40 cm at the rear. The jack may
only be applied at the seam of the jacking points shown.
Fig. 233 Changing a
wheel: Hexagonal
socket in screwdriver
handle to turn the
wheel bolts after they
have been loosened
An unstable surface under the jack may cause the vehicle to slip off
the jack. Always provide a firm base for the jack on the ground. If
necessary use a large, strong board or similar support. On a hard,
slippery surface (such as tiles) use a rubber mat or similar to prevent
the jack from slipping.
WARNING
•
•
Prevent the base of the jack from slipping – risk of injury.
The car can be damaged if the jack is not applied at the correct
jacking points. There is also a risk of injury since the jack can slip
off suddenly if it is not properly engaged.
Fig. 234 Changing a
wheel: Mounting pin in
wheel bolt hole nearest
to the top
Change the wheel as described below after loosening the
wheel bolts and raising the vehicle with the jack*.
Taking off the wheel
– Using the hexagonal opening in the screwdriver handle
(provided in the vehicle's tool kit), unscrew the wheel bolt
nearest to the top and place the bolt on a clean surface
⇒ fig. 233.
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– Screw in the mounting pin (provided in the vehicle's tool
kit) by hand in place of the wheel bolt ⇒ page 253,
fig. 234.
– Then unscrew the other wheel bolts as described above.
– Take off the wheel. The mounting pin stays where it is.
Putting on the spare wheel
– Put on the spare wheel, using the mounting pin to guide
it into place.
– Screw in the wheel bolts and tighten them lightly using
the hexagonal opening in the screwdriver handle.
– Then unscrew the mounting pin and tighten the
remaining wheel bolt lightly.
Tyres with directional tread pattern
Tyres with directional tread pattern must be mounted so
that they rotate in the correct direction.
A directional tread pattern is identified by arrows on the sidewall
pointing in the forward running direction. Always note the direction
of rotation indicated when mounting the wheel. This is important so
that these tyres can give maximum grip and avoid excessive noise,
tread wear and aquaplaning.
Drive carefully should you ever have a puncture and have to mount
the spare wheel so it rotates in the wrong direction. This is because
the tyre will not give optimum performance. Bear this in mind
particularly when driving on wet roads.
To benefit from the advantages of tyres with this type of tread
pattern, the defective tyre should be replaced and refitted as soon
as possible so that all tyres again rotate in the correct direction.
– Carry out the steps required after you have changed the
wheel ⇒ page 251, “After changing a wheel”.
Applies to vehicles: with anti-theft wheel bolts
The wheel bolts should be clean and turn easily. Before putting on
the spare wheel, inspect the condition of the wheel and hub
mounting surfaces. These surfaces must be clean before mounting
the wheel.
Anti-theft wheel bolts
A special adapter is required to turn the anti-theft wheel
bolts.
The wheel bolts are easier to remove from the wheel rim if you use
the hexagonal socket in the screwdriver handle. The reversible
screwdriver blade should be removed as a precautionary measure
when the tool is used for this purpose.
Note the direction of rotation when putting on a tyre with directional tread pattern ⇒ page 254.
Note
Do not use the hexagonal socket in the screwdriver handle to loosen
or tighten the wheel bolts.
Fig. 235 Anti-theft
wheel bolt with
adapter
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– Insert the hook (provided in the vehicle's tool kit) in the
hole in the hub cap.
– Pull off the hub cap ⇒ page 251, fig. 229.
2 completely into the wheel bolt A
1 .
A
2 .
Fit the box spanner as far as it will go over the adapter A
– Insert the adapter
–
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Jump leads
The jump leads must be heavy enough to carry the starter current.
Refer to the details given by the manufacturer.
Only use jump leads with insulated battery clamps.
Positive cable – usually red
Negative cable – usually black
– Loosen or tighten the wheel bolt ⇒ page 251.
WARNING
It is advisable to carry the wheel bolt adapter in the vehicle. The
adapter is normally stored in the vehicle tool kit, underneath the
towline anchorage. It should be put back there after use.
•
The code number of the anti-theft wheel bolt is stamped on the front
of the adapter. Your Audi dealer will need this number to replace the
adapter if lost.
•
Note
Note the code number of the anti-theft wheel bolt and keep it in a
safe place – not in your vehicle.
When it is discharged the battery can freeze at temperatures
around 0°C. A frozen battery must first be thawed out before
connecting the jump leads, as it could otherwise explode.
Please note the safety warnings referring to working in the
engine compartment ⇒ page 221.
•
Note
There must be no contact between the two vehicles as otherwise
current could flow as soon as the positive terminals are connected.
•
The discharged battery must be properly connected to the
vehicle's electrical system.
Jump-starting
•
Switch off the car telephone if necessary. Details will be given in
the manufacturer's instructions for the car telephone.
Before starting the engine
If necessary, the engine can be started by connecting it to
the battery of another vehicle.
If the engine should ever fail to start because of a discharged
battery, the battery can be connected to the battery of another
vehicle to start the engine. Suitable jump leads are required.
Both batteries must be rated at 12 Volts. The capacity (Ah) of the
booster battery should not be significantly lower than that of the
discharged battery.
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Starting the engine
The two jump leads must be connected in the correct
sequence.
2. Connect the other end of the positive lead to the positive
2 of the boosting battery A
B .
terminal A
Connecting negative terminals with the
negative lead (black)
3. Connect one end of the negative lead to the negative
3 of the boosting battery A
B .
terminal A
4. Connect the other end of the lead (black) to the jump4 (terminal with hexagon = “negative”) of
start terminal A
A .
the vehicle with the flat battery A
Fig. 236 Engine
compartment: Terminals for jump leads and
battery charger
Starting the engine
– Start the engine of the vehicle with the boosting battery
B and let it run at idling speed.
A
– Now start the engine of the vehicle with the discharged
A .
battery A
Fig. 237 Jumpstarting with the
battery of another
vehicle: A – Discharged
battery, B – Boosting
battery
– If the engine fails to start: do not operate the starter for
longer than 10 seconds. Wait for about 30 seconds and
try again.
– When the engine is running, disconnect the leads in
exactly the opposite sequence to that described above.
– Refit the red cap onto the positive terminal.
The jump-start terminals are located in the engine compartment ⇒ fig. 236.
Connecting the positive terminals with the
positive lead (red)
The battery is vented to the outside to prevent gases entering the
vehicle's interior.
Connect the battery clamps so they have good metal-to-metal
contact with the respective terminals.
– Open the red cap on the positive terminal ⇒ fig. 236.
1. Connect one end of the lead to the jump-start terminal
1 (terminal under red cap = “positive”) of the
⇒ fig. 237 A
A .
vehicle with the flat battery A
WARNING
•
The non-insulated parts of the battery clamps must not be
allowed to touch. The jump lead attached to the positive battery
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WARNING (continued)
terminal must not touch metal parts of the vehicle: this can cause
short circuiting.
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•
•
– Engage the clutch very gently when starting to move; on
vehicles with automatic gearbox press the accelerator
slowly.
Do not bend over the batteries – risk of acid burns.
Notes for the driver of the towed vehicle
The screw plugs on the battery cells must be screwed in firmly.
– The ignition should be switched on so that the turn
signals, horn, windscreen wipers and washers can be
used. Please ensure that the steering wheel is unlocked
when you switch on the ignition, and that it moves freely.
Keep sparks, flame and lighted cigarettes away from batteries:
the gases given off can cause an explosion.
•
If jump-starting another vehicle, position the jump leads in
such a way that they cannot come into contact with any moving
parts in the engine compartment of the other vehicle.
Caution
Please note that the above method of connecting the leads is meant
for jump-starting your vehicle. If jump-starting another vehicle, you
should not connect the negative lead (–) to the negative terminal of
the discharged battery, but directly to the engine block or a solid
metal part bolted to the engine block. If the battery of the other
vehicle does not have a gas vent, there is a risk that a mixture of
oxygen and hydrogen gas can accumulate and cause an
explosion.
Tow-starting and towing away
– Put gear lever in neutral (manual gearbox) or move
selector lever to position N (automatic gearbox).
– The brake servo and power steering only work when the
engine is running. Considerably more effort is required
on the brake pedal and steering wheel when the engine
is switched off.
– Ensure that the towrope remains taut at all times when
towing.
Towrope or towbar
It is easier and safer to tow a vehicle with a towbar. You should only
use a towrope if you do not have a towbar.
A towrope should be slightly elastic to reduce the loading on both
vehicles. It is advisable to use a towrope made of synthetic fibre or
similar material.
General notes
Points to observe when tow-starting or towing away
If you use a towrope:
Attach the tow-rope or tow-bar only to the towing anchorages
intended for this purpose ⇒ page 258 or ⇒ page 259.
Driving technique
Notes for the driver of the towing vehicle
– The towrope must be taut before driving off.
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Towing requires some experience – especially when using a
towrope. Both drivers should be familiar with the technique required
for towing. Inexperienced drivers should not attempt to tow-start or
tow away another vehicle.
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Do not pull too hard with the towing vehicle and take care to avoid
jerking the towrope. When towing on a loose surface there is always
a risk of overloading and damaging the anchorage points.
Caution
If there is no oil in the gearbox or no lubricant in the automatic
transmission the car may only be towed with the driven wheels
lifted clear of the road, or transported on a special car transporter
or trailer.
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•
Fig. 239 Front
bumper: Fitting the
towing eye
The screw connection for the towline anchorage is located
behind a cover cap on the right side of the front bumper.
Note
Note the regulations concerning towing.
The hazard warning lights of both vehicles must normally be
switched on. However, observe any regulations to the contrary.
– Take the towline anchorage out of the vehicle's tool kit
⇒ page 245.
Make sure that the towrope is not twisted, as otherwise the front
towline anchorage on your vehicle could work itself loose.
– To detach the cover cap from the bumper, firmly press
the lower part of the cap inwards to release it ⇒ fig. 238.
Front towline anchorage
– Screw the towline anchorage firmly all the way into the
screw connection ⇒ fig. 239.
•
The front towline anchorage is only mounted if the vehicle
has to be towed.
After use, unscrew the towline anchorage and put it back in the
toolbox. Replace the cap in the bumper. The towline anchorage
should always be kept in the vehicle.
WARNING
If the towline anchorage is not screwed in as far as the stop, there
is a risk of the screw connection shearing off during towing (accident risk).
Fig. 238 Front
bumper: Cover cap
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Rear towline anchorage
Vehicles which do not have a factory-fitted towing
bracket* have a towline anchorage on the right side of the
rear bumper.
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WARNING
•
If the towline anchorage is not screwed in as far as the stop,
there is a risk of the screw connection shearing off during towing
(accident risk).
•
If your car has a towing bracket*, please use only special tow
bars with suitable attachments (i.e. tow bars which are specially
designed for use with towing brackets) to avoid damage to the
coupling equipment.
•
If your car has a towing bracket*, please use only special
towing ropes (risk of accident).
Fig. 240 Rear bumper:
Fitting the towing eye
Tow-starting
As a general rule, tow-starting is not recommended.
Vehicles with towline anchorage
– Engage 2nd or 3rd gear before moving off.
– Take the towline anchorage out of the vehicle's tool kit.
– Press the clutch and hold the pedal down.
– To detach the cover cap from the bumper, firmly press
the lower part of the cap inwards to release it ⇒ fig. 240.
– Switch on the ignition.
– Screw the towline anchorage firmly all the way into the
screw connection.
Vehicles with towing bracket*
– Fit the towing bracket if it is not already in place.
– Attach the towbar or the towrope to the towing bracket.
After use, unscrew the towline anchorage and put it back in the
toolbox. Replace the cap in the screw connection. The towline
anchorage should always be kept in the vehicle.
Vehicles which have a factory-fitted towing bracket* do not have a
screw connection at the rear for the towline anchorage.
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– Once both vehicles are moving, release the clutch.
– As soon as the engine starts: press the clutch and put the
gear lever in neutral.
If the engine will not start, it is best to try starting it using the
battery of another vehicle ⇒ page 255 before attempting to tow
start. You should only try to tow-start the engine if jump-starting is
not successful. Tow-starting is an attempt to start the engine via the
movement of the wheels.
When tow-starting a vehicle with a petrol engine, do not tow it more
than a short distance, otherwise unburnt fuel can enter the catalytic
converter and cause damage.
For technical reasons, it is not possible to tow-start a vehicle with
automatic gearbox.
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WARNING
There is a high risk of accidents when tow-starting, as the towed
vehicle can easily be driven into the towing vehicle.
Caution
When tow-starting the vehicle, do not tow it further than 50 metres:
otherwise the catalytic converter could be damaged.
Towing a vehicle with manual gearbox and
four-wheel drive
Certain restrictions must be observed when towing your
vehicle.
Please observe the notes ⇒ page 257.
The vehicle can be towed with a towbar or towrope in the normal
way, with all four wheels on the ground. It can also be towed by a
breakdown truck, with the wheels lifted at either the front or rear.
When doing so, please note the following points:
•
•
The vehicle must not be towed faster than 50 km/h.
The vehicle must not be towed further than 50 km.
Note
If it is not possible to tow the vehicle as described above, or if it has
to be towed further than 50 km, it must be transported on a special
car transporter or trailer.
Towing a vehicle with automatic gearbox and
four-wheel drive
Certain restrictions must be observed when towing your
vehicle.
Please observe the notes ⇒ page 257.
The vehicle can be towed with a towbar or towrope in the normal
way, with all four wheels on the ground. When doing so, please note
the following points:
•
•
•
•
Release the parking brake ⇒ page 119.
Make sure the selector lever is in the N position.
The vehicle must not be towed faster than 50 km/h.
The vehicle must not be towed further than 50 km. The reason
for this is: when the engine is not running, the gearbox oil pump
does not work and the gearbox is not adequately lubricated for
higher speeds or longer distances.
The vehicle must not be towed with the wheels lifted at either the
front or rear.
Note
If it is not possible to tow the vehicle as described above, or if it has
to be towed further than 50 km, it must be transported on a special
car transporter or trailer.
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Fuses
Caution
Never attempt to “repair” a fuse or replace it by fitting a fuse with a
higher rating - risk of fire! It could also cause damage to other parts
of the electrical system.
Changing a fuse
If a fuse has blown it must be replaced.
Note
If a newly replaced fuse blows again after a short time, the electrical
system must be checked by a qualified workshop as soon as
possible.
Fuses on the driver's side
Fig. 241 Left side of
dash panel: Fuse cover
– Identify the fuse for the failed component.
– Switch off the ignition and the component concerned.
– Remove the fuse box cover ⇒ fig. 241.
– Take the plastic clip from inside the fuse cover, fit it onto
the blown fuse, and pull the fuse out.
– Replace the blown fuse (which will have a melted metal
strip) with a new fuse of the same amp rating.
The various electrical circuits are protected by fuses. The fuse boxes
are located behind covers on the left and right sides of the dash
panel and in the compartment on the right side of the boot.
A plastic clip for removing the fuses is provided in the fuse cover on
the left side of the dash panel. There is also a sticker listing the fuses
in each of the fuse boxes in the dash panel.
Controls
Safety
Driving tips
Fig. 242 Diagram of
fuse box (left-hand
drive vehicle)
Some of the items listed are only fitted on certain models or are
optional extras.
Please note that the following list, while correct at the time of
printing, is subject to alterations. If discrepancies should occur,
please refer to the sticker on the inside of the fuse cover for the
correct information for your vehicle.
General maintenance
Self-help
Technical data
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The seats with electrical adjustment are protected by circuit
breakers. These reset automatically after a few seconds when the
overload has been corrected.
Fuse list
No.
Electrical equipment
amps
Fuse carrier (black)
No.
Electrical equipment
amps
6
Electronic stabilisation program
10
7
Horn
25
8
Electric window motor (left door)
30
9
Wiper motor
30
10
Electronic stabilisation program
25
11
Door control unit (driver's side)
15
12
Rain and light sensor
5
1
Vacant
2
Clutch sensor
5
3
Garage door opener
5
4
Vacant
5
Air conditioner
5
6
Headlight range control (right)
5
7
Headlight range control (left)
5
1
Vacant
8
Control unit 1 for vehicle's electrical system
5
2
Vacant
9
Interior mirrors
5
3
Lumbar support
10
Selector gate
5
4
Vacant
11
Heated washer jets
5
5
Vacant
12
Air conditioner
5
6
Control unit 1 for vehicle's electrical system
35
7
Control unit 1 for vehicle's electrical system
30
8
Control unit 1 for vehicle's electrical system
30
Fuse list
Fuse list
No.
Electrical equipment
amps
Fuse carrier (brown)
1
Vacant
2
Clutch sensor
3
Fuel pump (diesel/petrol)
4
Vacant
5
Control unit for vehicle's electrical system
5
20/25
30
No.
Electrical equipment
amps
Fuse carrier (red)
10
9
Tilting panorama roof
20
10
Control unit 1 for vehicle's electrical system
30
11
Vacant
12
Anti-theft alarm system
5
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No.
Fig. 243 Diagram of
fuse box (left-hand
drive vehicle)
Some of the items listed are only fitted on certain models or are
optional extras.
Electrical equipment
amps
7
Diagnostic connector
5
8
Gateway (diagnostic interface for data bus)
5
9
Vacant
10
Vacant
11
Vacant
12
Vacant
Fuse list
No.
Electrical equipment
amps
Fuse carrier (brown)
Please note that the following list, while correct at the time of
printing, is subject to alterations. If discrepancies should occur,
please refer to the sticker on the inside of the fuse cover for the
correct information for your vehicle.
1
CD drive
2
Switch module
3
MMI/Radio
The seats with electrical adjustment are protected by circuit
breakers. These reset automatically after a few seconds when the
overload has been corrected.
4
Light switch
5
5
Control unit for instrument cluster
5
6
Ignition lock
5
Fuse list
7
Vacant
8
Air conditioner blower
40
9
Steering column lock
5
No.
Electrical equipment
amps
Fuse carrier (black)
5
5
10/20
1
Vacant
10
Air conditioner
10
2
Vacant
11
Diagnostic connector
10
3
Vacant
12
Steering column switch module
5
4
Vacant
5
Steering column switch module
5
6
Switch for ASR, ESP and parking aid
5
Controls
Safety
Driving tips
263
General maintenance
Self-help
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Fuse list for luggage compartment
No.
Electrical equipment
amps
10
Control unit 2 for vehicle's electrical system
30
11
Control unit 2 for vehicle's electrical system
20
12
Vacant
Fuse list
No.
Fig. 244 Diagram of
fuse panel
Electrical equipment
amps
Fuse carrier (brown)
1
Electrical socket
2
Vacant
3
Radio/navigation
7.5
4
Control unit for digital sound system
30
5
MMI
5
6
Door control unit (driver's side)
30
Fuse carrier (black)
7
Electronic parking brake
30
Vacant
8
Seat heating, rear
30
2
Control unit for trailer
15
9
Electric window (right)
30
3
Control unit for trailer
20
10
Remote control receiver for auxiliary heating
5
Door control unit (passenger side)
15
Control unit for reversing camera
5
– Remove the trim.
– Open the fuse cover.
Fuse list
No.
1
Electrical equipment
amps
4
Control unit for trailer
20
11
5
Electronic parking brake
5
12
6
Electronic suspension control
15
7
Electronic parking brake
30
8
Control unit 2 for vehicle's electrical system
30
9
Vacant
15
Fuse list
No.
Electrical equipment
amps
Fuse carrier (red)
1
Socket, centre console, rear
15
2
Socket, centre console, front
15
3
Socket, luggage compartment
15
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4
Electrical equipment
amps
Cigarette lighter
15
5
Parking aid
5
6
Phone pre-installation without handsfree system (VDA interface)
5
7
Vacant
8
Vacant
•
•
Light source for turn signal in exterior mirror housing
Light source for high-level brake light
As a rule, you require a certain degree of practical skill to change
defective bulbs. This applies in particular to those bulbs which are
only accessible from the engine compartment.
If in doubt, we recommend that you have defective bulbs changed
by a qualified workshop or qualified mechanic.
If you do decide to change bulbs in the engine compartment yourself, be aware of the safety risks involved ⇒ page 221 ⇒
.
9
EPB switch (electro-mechanical parking brake)
5
10
Lane change assist feature
5
Types of bulbs
11
Seat heating, rear
5
12
Airbag
5
You must only replace a bulb with a bulb of the same type. Information regarding e.g. the wattage can be found on the base of the
bulb.
Front bulb (12 V)
Bulbs
Changing bulbs
Changing bulbs requires a certain degree of practical
skill.
Front fog lights
55 W (H7)
Hiper PY 24 W
Version
Brake lights / tail lights
P 21 W
Reversing lights
W 16 W
Rear fog light
H 21 W
Number plate lights
5W
Bulb for fog light
Bulbs for rear lights in boot lid
Bulbs for rear lights in side panel
P 21 W
Turn signals (rear)
Bulb for turn signals
Bulbs for number plate light
The following bulbs should only be changed by a qualified workshop:
•
Xenon headlights: Light source for daytime running
lights/parking lights
•
Version
Turn signals (front)
Rear bulb (12 V)
You can change the following bulbs for exterior lights yourself:
•
•
•
•
•
265
Safety
Take particular care when working on components in the
engine compartment if the engine is warm - risk of burns!
•
Bulbs are sensitive to pressure. The glass can break when you
touch the bulb, causing injury.
Bulb for headlights: Bi-xenon lights ⇒
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•
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WARNING (continued)
Bulbs with a bayonet fastener
•
Incorrect handling of the high-voltage element of xenon gasdischarge bulbs* can have potentially fatal consequences.
Bulbs with a bayonet fastener must be changed as follows:
•
When changing bulbs, please take care not to injure yourself on
sharp edges, in particular on the headlight housing.
Removing the bulb
•
Caution
Always remove the ignition key before carrying out any work on
the electrical system - danger of short circuiting!
•
•
•
– Lightly press the defective bulb into the bulb holder, then
turn it anti-clockwise and remove it.
– Do not touch the glass part of the new bulb with your
bare hands, use a cloth or paper towel instead.
Switch off the lights or parking lights before you change a bulb.
Fitting the bulb
Take good care to avoid damaging any components.
– Fit the new bulb, pressing it into the bulb holder, and turn
it clockwise as far as it will go.
Removing the lights in particular can lead to the paintwork
becoming damaged. This is another reason why we recommend
having the bulbs changed by a qualified workshop.
– If necessary, use a cloth to remove any fingerprints from
the glass part of the bulb.
For the sake of the environment
Please ask your specialist retailer how to dispose of used bulbs in
the proper manner.
Bulb holders with a bayonet fastener
Note
Place the parts you have removed on a soft cloth so that they do not
become scratched.
•
Please check at regular intervals that all lighting (especially the
exterior lighting) on your vehicle is functioning properly. This is not
only in the interest of your own safety, but also in that of all other
road users.
•
Before changing a bulb, make sure you have the correct new
bulb.
•
Do not touch the glass part of the bulb with your bare hands, use
a cloth or paper towel instead. Otherwise, the fingerprints left on
the glass will vaporise as a result of the heat generated by the bulb,
be deposited on the reflector and impair its surface.
Fig. 245 Diagram: Bulb
holder with a bayonet
fastener
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In the case of bulb holders with a bayonet fastener please
proceed as follows:
Removing the bulb holder
A
– Turn the bulb holder in the direction of the arrow A
⇒ page 266, fig. 245 as far as it will go and then take the
bulb holder out of the light unit.
Fig. 247 Headlight
unit: Attachment
points are marked by
arrows
Fitting the bulb holder
– Insert the bulb holder into the light unit, making sure you
keep the bulb holder straight, i.e. the rubber seal makes
even contact all around.
– Turn the bulb holder in the direction indicated by the
B ⇒ page 266, fig. 245 as far as it will go.
arrow A
The description for removing the headlight refers to the left
headlight; in principle the same procedure applies to the
right headlight.
Removing
– Switch off the ignition and the lights.
Changing bulbs for headlights
– Open the bonnet.
Removing and installing headlights
– Take the screwdriver and the interchangeable Torx socket
out of the vehicle tool kit.
– Remove the screws ⇒ fig. 246 that secure the trim panel
to the lock carrier and detach the trim panel.
Fig. 246 Trim panel:
Attachment points are
marked by arrows
– Slacken the two screws that secure the headlight to the
lock carrier and the screw at the underside of the headlight (this screw is located between the cover and the
rubber cap and should not be slackened more than ten
turns) ⇒ fig. 247.
– Carefully pull the headlight forward about 60 mm.
– Release and unplug the electrical connector.
– Carefully take the headlight out towards the front (swivel
it slightly if necessary).
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Installing
– Insert the bulb carrier into the headlight.
– Perform all of the above steps in reverse sequence.
The headlight must be inserted in two guides (on the underside of
the headlight). This is the only way to ensure that the headlight is
installed in the correct position. To determine whether the headlight
is correctly installed, check that it is aligned flush with adjacent
body parts (such as the wing panel).
Do not interchange the securing screws.
Note
Ensure that the rubber cap is seated correctly so that no water can
enter the unit.
Changing bulb for front fog lights
Preparations
Caution
Please take particular care not to damage or scratch the adjacent
parts of the body when removing or installing the headlights.
Applies to vehicles: with xenon headlight bulbs
Changing bulb for turn signals
The bulb is secured in the bulb carrier with a bayonet
fastener.
Fig. 248 Trim cover for
fog light
– Remove the headlight ⇒ page 267.
– Take off the rubber cap (small cover) and remove the bulb
carrier.
– Lightly press the defective bulb into the bulb carrier, then
turn it anti-clockwise and remove it.
– Do not touch the glass part of the new bulb with your
bare hands, use a cloth or paper towel instead.
– Fit the new bulb, pressing it into the bulb carrier, and turn
it clockwise as far as it will go.
– If necessary, use a cloth to remove any fingerprints from
the glass part of the bulb.
Fig. 249 Screws
securing fog light
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The description for changing the bulb refers to the left fog
light; in principle the same procedure applies to the right
fog light.
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– Insert the new bulb holder and turn it clockwise as far as
the stop ⇒ page 266.
After changing the bulb re-install all parts in the reverse sequence
and check that the bulb is working.
– Switch off the ignition and the lights.
– Detach the trim cover ⇒ page 268, fig. 248 (pull it carefully in the direction of the arrow).
– Remove the two securing screws ⇒ page 268, fig. 249
and pull the fog light unit out of the bumper.
Changing bulbs for rear lights in side
panel
Overview of rear lights
– Unplug the electrical connector.
Caution
The trim cover is secured to the bumper by several retaining hooks.
Do not use force when removing the trim cover to avoid damaging
it.
Changing bulb
Fig. 251 Rear lights in
side panel
•
•
Fig. 250 Front fog
light: Bulb holder is
highlighted
Brake lights
Turn signals
The following instructions for changing the bulb refer to the left side
of the vehicle. Follow the same procedure for changing the bulb on
the other side of the vehicle.
– Turn the bulb holder anti-clockwise ⇒ page 266 and take
it out of the fog light housing.
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Removing rear light
To change the bulbs, you must remove the rear light.
Removing the light requires a certain degree of practical
skill.
– Turn the screwdriver anti-clockwise to loosen the screw
and then carefully remove the screw.
– Gradually ease the light housing out of the rubber
3 and A
4 ) by pulling
mountings (positions ⇒ fig. 253 A
1 and A
2 . If necessary
alternately in direction of arrows A
use the tool for changing bulbs from your vehicle's
toolkit to carefully apply some pressure between posi3 and A
4 ⇒
tions A
.
– Unplug the electrical connector.
– Change the defective bulb ⇒ page 271.
Fig. 252 Luggage
compartment: Location of retaining screw
for rear light
Caution
When removing or installing the rear light, take care not to cause
any damage.
•
Removing the rear light in particular can lead to the paintwork or
rear light becoming damaged. This is another reason why we
recommend having the bulbs changed by a qualified workshop.
•
NEVER use metal tools (e.g. a screwdriver) or sharp or pointed
plastic tools to lever out the rear light - risk of damaging the paint.
Fig. 253 Removing
rear light from side
panel
– Check which of the bulbs is defective.
– Open the boot lid.
– Remove the side trim.
– Insert the screwdriver (from the tool kit) through the side
opening in the plastic screw ⇒ fig. 252.
Note
Make sure you have a soft cloth ready to place under the glass on
the rear light, to avoid any scratches.
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Installing rear light
All bulbs can be changed easily after removing the rear
light.
The rear light is easy to re-install.
Fig. 254 Position of
bulbs in rear light.
Example: outer left rear
light
The bulbs are secured with a bayonet fastener. The table
below gives an overview of the bulb positions.
Fig. 255 Installing rear
light
To re-install the rear light, follow the steps for removal in
reverse sequence.
– Remove the relevant bulb holder ⇒ page 266.
– Plug in the electrical connector. Make sure you hear it
click into place.
– Change the bulb ⇒ page 266.
– Insert the rear light into the rear light carrier ⇒ fig. 255.
– Install the bulb holder ⇒ page 266.
– Press the rear light into the two rubber mountings as far
as it will go. The rear light must be flush with the body
contour.
– Check whether the new bulb is working.
– Re-install the rear light ⇒ page 271.
– Use the screw to secure the rear light from the luggage
compartment.
Position of bulbs
Position: ⇒ fig. 254
Bulb function
A
Turn signals
B
Tail light and brake light
Controls
Safety
271
– Make sure that all bulbs for the rear lights are working.
Caution
Take care when installing the rear light to make sure there is no
damage to the paintwork or any of its components.
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Changing bulbs in boot lid
Rear lights in boot lid
Fig. 258 Boot lid:
Removing bulb carrier
Fig. 256 Rear lights in
boot lid
•
•
The description for changing the bulb refers to the left rear
light unit; in principle the same procedure applies to the
right rear light unit.
– Check which of the bulbs is defective.
Rear fog light
– Open the boot lid.
Reversing light
Before you begin working, please make yourself familiar with the
different bulb versions ⇒ page 265.
– Take the screwdriver out of the vehicle tool kit.
Removing bulb carrier
A in
– Using the screwdriver, unscrew the nut ⇒ fig. 258 A
the anti-clockwise direction and remove the nut and the
B .
retaining clip A
– Using the flat-blade side of the reversible screwdriver
insert, carefully detach the cover cap ⇒ fig. 257 -arrows-.
C and remove the bulb holder
– Release the retaining tab A
from the light unit.
– Change the bulb ⇒ page 273.
Fig. 257 Boot lid:
Opening the cover in
the boot lid
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Installing bulb carrier
All bulbs can be changed easily on the bulb carrier.
The bulb carrier is easy to install.
Fig. 259 Bulb carrier
for boot lid: Position of
the bulbs
Fig. 260 The retaining
clip for the bulb carrier
has a guide pin
The bulbs are secured with a bayonet fastener. The table
below gives an overview of the bulb positions.
– Insert the bulb carrier into the rear light. Make sure you
A click into place.
hear the retaining tab ⇒ fig. 260 A
– Lightly press the defective bulb into the bulb carrier, then
turn it anti-clockwise and remove it.
B so that the guide pins
– Position the retaining clip A
are located in the recess on the retaining clip, and
D .
tighten the nut A
– Fit the new bulb, pressing it into the bulb holder and turn
it clockwise as far as it will go.
– Use a cloth to remove any fingerprints from the glass
part of the bulb.
273
C
A
– Fit the cover back in the interior trim so that it engages.
– Put the screwdriver back into the tool kit.
– Make sure that all bulbs for the rear lights are working.
– Check whether the new bulb is working.
– Re-install the bulb carrier ⇒ page 273.
Position of bulbs
Pos. ⇒ fig. 259
Bulb function
A
Reversing light
B
Tail light and rear fog light
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Number plate light
Changing bulb
– Press the defective bulb out of the bulb holder and fit the
new bulb.
Installing number plate light
– First insert the side with the retaining element ⇒ fig. 262
and then carefully press the number plate light into the
opening.
Fig. 261 Boot lid:
Removing number
plate light
Fig. 262 Number plate
light: Retaining
element
Removing number plate light
– Take the screwdriver out of the vehicle tool kit
⇒ page 245.
– Insert the flat-blade side of the reversible screwdriver
insert into the slot on the number plate light ⇒ fig. 261.
– Using the screwdriver, start by pressing the number
plate light to the right -arrow 1- and then pull the number
plate light downwards from this position -arrow 2- and
out of the opening.
– Detach the number plate light.
– Check whether the new bulb is working.
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General notes
General notes
Explanation of technical data
Where not otherwise indicated or separately listed, all technical
data apply to vehicles with standard equipment for the German
market. Other figures may apply for special versions and export
models.
Please note that the details listed in the vehicle's registration documents can be taken as correct.
Engine data
The figures for engine power output are determined according to
EU standards.
Performance figures
The performance figures were measured without equipment which
may influence performance, such as mudflaps or extremely widesection tyres.
Kerb weight (unladen weight)
These figures (kerb weight according to the currently applicable
version of EU Directive 92/21/EEC) apply to the vehicle with the tank
90% full, with no special equipment. The figures include an additional 75 kg to allow for the weight of the driver.
When towing a trailer, the gross vehicle weight may be exceeded by
up to 30 kg and the maximum rear axle weight may be exceeded by
up to 80 kg.
Maximum trailer weights
The maximum trailer weights are calculated in accordance with the
currently applicable version of EU Directive 92/21/EEC.
The figures for a trailer with brakes, on gradients up to 8% are applicable only up to a maximum speed of 80 km/h (even though higher
speeds may be permitted when towing a trailer in some countries).
The figures for a trailer with brakes on gradients up to 12% and for
the weight of car and trailer on gradients up to 12% are applicable
up to a maximum speed of 100 km/h. This maximum speed must not
be exceeded even in countries where higher speeds are permitted.
Maximum draw bar loading
The vertical load exerted by the trailer drawbar on the ball joint of
the towing bracket must not exceed 80 kg.
In the interest of safety, we recommend applying the maximum
permitted draw bar weight. The stability of the trailer could be
adversely affected if too little weight is applied.
If the maximum permitted drawbar weight cannot be obtained, e.g.
when using small or light trailers, statutory regulations require that
the drawbar weight be at least 4% of the actual trailer weight (for
single-axle trailers or twin-axle trailers with an axle spacing less
than 1.0 m).
Dimensions
Length
mm
4625
Width
mm
1854
Width across mirrors
mm
1981
mm
1362-1382
m
10.7
Height,
unladen1)
Turning circle diameter
1)
The height of the vehicle depends on the tyres and suspension.
Take care not to damage low-mounted parts of the car (such as the
spoiler or exhaust system) on steep ramps, uneven road surfaces or
roadside kerbs, etc.
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This applies especially when the vehicle is fully laden.
Capacities
Fuel tank
Fuel tank
ltr.
approx. 65
ltr.
approx. 4.5
Windscreen washer
Windscreen and
headlight washer system*
Vehicle identification data
Fig. 264 Vehicle data
sticker
Vehicle identification number on the sound
system or MMI
Fig. 263 MMI display:
Vehicle identification
number
– Select: Function selector button CAR > Vehicle ID
number ⇒ fig. 263.
Vehicle identification number in the engine
compartment
The vehicle identification number is located on the right-hand side
of the engine compartment.
Type plate
The type plate is located on the right-hand side of the engine
compartment. Vehicles for certain export countries have no type
plate.
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Vehicle data sticker
The vehicle data sticker ⇒ page 279, fig. 264 is located near the
battery in the luggage compartment. One section of the vehicle data
sticker is attached to the inside cover of the Service Schedule before
the vehicle is handed over.
The sticker lists the following data:
1
A
2
A
3
A
4
A
5
A
6
A
Vehicle identification number (chassis number)
Vehicle type / engine power / gearbox type
Engine and gearbox code letters
Paint No. / Interior equipment No.
Optional equipment codes
Fuel consumption and emissions
Fuel consumption and emissions
Information on the vehicle's fuel consumption and emissions is
6 :
given at the bottom of the vehicle data sticker A
A
A
B
A
C
A
D
A
Urban cycle consumption (ltr./100 km)
Extra-urban cycle consumption (ltr./100 km)
Combined cycle consumption (ltr./100 km)
Combined CO2 emissions (g/km)
The specified values were determined in accordance with the test
procedure prescribed by the currently applicable version of
Directive 80/1268/EEC. The specifications do not refer to an individual vehicle. The consumption figures achieved during normal
driving may differ from the test values quoted in accordance with
the above Directive, depending on special equipment fitted, vehicle
loading, personal driving style, road and traffic conditions, environmental factors and the condition of the car.
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Performance, weights and dimensions
S5 4.2 quattro
Maximum trailer weights2)
Engine data
Trailer with brakes on
gradients up to 8%
kg
MG = 2100
Trailer with brakes on
gradients up to 12%
kg
MG = 1900
Power output
260 kW at 6800 rpm
Maximum torque
440 Nm at 3500 rpm
Cylinders, capacity
8 cylinders, 4163cm3
Weight of vehicle and
trailer on gradients up to 12%
kg
MG = 4060
Fuel
Super Plus unleaded 98 RON or
premium unleaded not less than
Trailer without brakes
kg
MG = 750
95 RON1)
Engine oil
Performance figures
Maximum speed
km/h
Acceleration from 0 - 100 km/h sec.
MG = 250
MG = 5.1
LongLife Service
VW 503 00, VW 504 00
Inspection Service
VW 502 00, VW 503 00, VW 504 00
Engine oil capacity
(including filter change)
approx. 8.8 litres
Weights
Gross vehicle weight
kg
MG = 2130
Kerb weight (unladen weight)
kg
MG = 1705
Maximum front axle weight
kg
MG = 1130
Maximum rear axle weight
kg
MG = 1090
Controls
Safety
1)
With slight loss of power
2)
The specified trailer weights apply only to vehicles with a factoryfitted towing bracket.
Driving tips
General maintenance
Self-help
Technical data
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A
ABS
See Anti-lock brake system . . . . . . . . . 17
AC mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96, 105
Acceleration figures
See Performance, weights and
dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
Adapter for anti-theft wheel bolts . . . . . 254
adaptive light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Defective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
advanced key
Locking and unlocking the vehicle . . . 44
START ENGINE STOP button . . . . . . . 116
Starting the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Switching on the ignition . . . . . . . . . . 116
Triggering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Warning lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Alterations to the vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
Alternator
Fault . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Anti-dazzle interior mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Anti-freeze additive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
Anti-knock properties of petrol . . . . . . . . 217
Anti-lock brake system
How the system works . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
Warning lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Anti-theft alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Interior monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Tow-away protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Anti-theft wheel bolts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254
Armrest (front)
Adjusting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Storage compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Air conditioner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91, 99
AC mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
See also Deluxe automatic air conditioner
91
Ashtrays
Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Air recirculation mode
Deluxe automatic air conditioner . . . . 95
Deluxe automatic air conditioner plus . . .
103
Auto Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
Deactivating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Front airbags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Head-protection airbag . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Key-operated switch for front passenger's
airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Side airbags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Audi hold assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Warning lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Auto-check control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Automatic air conditioner plus
See Deluxe automatic air conditioner plus
99
Automatic gearbox
Safety interlock for ignition key . . . . 114
Automatic headlight control . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Auxiliary heating
Deluxe automatic air conditioner plus
108
Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Running time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Switching on/off immediately . . . . . .
Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
...
108
111
111
109
110
Average fuel consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Average speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Axle weights
See Performance, weights and
dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281
B
Battery
Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Low charge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power management . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Winter conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
230
192
192
192
231
228
Battery power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Bayonet fastener
Bulb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266
Bulb holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266
Belt tensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Bicycle rack
Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
Bioethanol fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
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Blower
Deluxe automatic air conditioner . . . . 94
Deluxe automatic air conditioner plus . .
102
Bonnet
Closing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
Opening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220
Releasing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220
Front fog lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Number plate light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear fog light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reversing light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turn signals (rear) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
268
274
272
269
272
269
Business equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240
Boot
See Loading luggage compartment . 158
See Luggage compartment . . . . . . . . . 75
C
Boot lid
Central locking system . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Manual release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Car keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Brake system
Brake assist system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
Brake fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227
Brake light defective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Brake pads worn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Brake servo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
Electro-mechanical parking brake . . . 119
General notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
Malfunction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Warning lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Central locking system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Boot lid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Deadlock mechanism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Fuel tank flap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
Locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Locking and unlocking the vehicle from
inside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Manual locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Opening and closing windows . . . . . . . 50
Switches on driver's door . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Unlocking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Bulb holder
Bayonet fastener . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266
Bulb monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Bulbs
Bayonet fastener . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266
Changing (general notes) . . . . . . . . . . 265
Bulbs, changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
Brake lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269
Bulb holder with bayonet fastener . . 266
Controls
Safety
Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
Care of vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
Catalytic converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Changing a wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250
Changing bulbs
See Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
Chassis number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
Child safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Child safety seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Child seat categories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Fitting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Driving tips
285
ISOFIX system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
On front passenger's seat . . . . . . . . . . 176
Safety notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Cigarette lighter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
Cleaning Alcantara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
Cleaning seat covers
Alcantara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
Natural leather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215
Textile covers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213
Cleaning textile covers and trim parts . . 213
Clock, setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Closing
Bonnet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
Coat hooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Colour code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
Compact temporary spare wheel
See Spare wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246
Compartment for (sun)glasses . . . . . . . . . 89
Compass in mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Controls and displays
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Convenience close function . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Convenience open function . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Cooling system
Anti-freeze additive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
Checking coolant level . . . . . . . . . . . . 225
Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
Coolant temperature gauge . . . . . . . . . 11
Malfunction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Radiator fan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226
Topping up coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226
General maintenance
Self-help
Technical data
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Cruise control system
Adjusting speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Control lever on steering wheel . . . . 123
Cruise mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Indicator lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Pre-selecting a speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Resuming cruise control . . . . . . . . . . 126
Safety notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Switching off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Switching off temporarily . . . . . . . . . 126
Cup holders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Current fuel consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
D
Date display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Daytime running lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Deactivating front passenger's airbag . . 173
Deadlock mechanism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42, 45
Defrosting windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96, 104
Deluxe automatic air conditioner . . . . . . .
Air distribution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Air outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Air outlets for rear passengers . . . . . .
Air recirculation mode . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Basic settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Blower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Economical operation . . . . . . . . . . . . .
91
95
97
97
95
93
98
94
92
96
91
98
Heated rear window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Seat heating, front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Switching on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Deluxe automatic air conditioner plus . . . 99
AC mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Air distribution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Air outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Air outlets for rear passengers . . . . . 106
Air recirculation mode . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Automatic mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Automatic recirculation . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Auxiliary heating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Auxiliary heating - remote control . . 111
Auxiliary heating - running time . . . . 111
Basic settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Blower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Economical operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Heated rear window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Switching on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Synchronisation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Digital clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Digital compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Digital speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278
Dipped headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Defective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
DIS
See Driver information system . . . . . . 20
Door catches/boot lid warning . . . . . . . . . 23
Doors
Manual locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Driver
See Sitting position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Driver information system . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Auto-check control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bulb monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CD and radio display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Digital speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Door catches/boot lid warning . . . . . .
Driver messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
On-board computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Outside temperature display . . . . . . . .
Red symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Service interval display . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Speed warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Yellow symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
20
29
36
21
22
23
30
25
21
30
23
28
34
Driver messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Driving abroad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Unleaded fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Driving away from a standstill . . . . . . . . 120
Driving away when towing a trailer . . . . 121
Driving safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Driving time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Dust filter
Deluxe automatic air conditioner . . . . 91
Deluxe automatic air conditioner plus 99
DVD player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
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Engine oil sensor
Malfunction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Easy-entry function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Electronic stabilisation program
How the system works . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
Warning lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Economical driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
Emergency braking function . . . . . . . . . . 121
EDL
See Electronic differential lock . . . . . . . 17
Emergency key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Environmental tips
Filling the tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
Heated rear window . . . . . . . . . . . 96, 104
Leaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
Roof carrier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Electric seat adjustment
See Seat adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Electric windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Central locking system . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Convenience open/close function . . . .
Malfunctions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
49
50
49
50
51
51
Electrical accessories
See Electrical socket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Electrical socket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85, 86
Electro-mechanical parking brake . . . . . . 122
Auto release function . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Driving away from a standstill . . . . . . 120
Driving away when towing a trailer . . 121
Emergency braking function . . . . . . . 121
Malfunction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Releasing and applying . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Warning lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Emergency release
Ignition key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Emission control systems
Catalytic converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Environmental compatibility . . . . . . . . . . 197
Emissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
EPC
See Engine management . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Engine compartment
Safety notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
ESP
See Electronic stabilisation program . . 16
Engine compartment layout . . . . . . . . . . 222
Ethanol fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
Engine data
See Performance, weights and
dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281
Exterior mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
F
Engine hood
See Bonnet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220
Fastening rings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76, 159
Engine management
(EPC) warning lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Filling the tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
Releasing the tank flap manually . . . . 219
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking oil level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LongLife Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Topping up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
See also Performance, weights and
dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
222
223
223
222
224
Fire extinguisher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
First-aid kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
Floor mats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157, 158
Fog lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Foreign countries
See Driving abroad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
281
Four-wheel drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
Electronic differential lock
How the system works . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
Warning lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Engine oil capacity
See Performance, weights and
dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281
Front passenger
See Sitting position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Electronic immobiliser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Engine oil pressure
Warning lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Controls
Safety
Driving tips
287
Fuel
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
Consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
Current fuel consumption . . . . . . . . . . . 25
General maintenance
Self-help
Technical data
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Index
Ethanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
Fuel gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Fuel level low . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Petrol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
Saving fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
Fuel consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
Fuel gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Fuel range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Fuel tank flap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
Fuse, changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
G
Garage door opener . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Gear-change indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Generator
See Alternator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Glove box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
H
Handbrake
See Electro-mechanical parking brake . . .
119
Hazard warning lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Indicator lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Head restraints
Front seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Rear seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Headlight flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Headlight range control
Malfunction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
adaptive light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Changing dip settings . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Washer system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Heated
Exterior mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Front seats (deluxe automatic air
conditioner) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Rear seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Rear window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96, 104
Washer jets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Heated rear window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96, 104
Heating
Deluxe automatic air conditioner . . . . 91
Deluxe automatic air conditioner plus 99
Inspection intervals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Instrument cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Instrument lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Interior lights
Dimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Interior mirrors
See Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Interior monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Intermittent wipe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Rain sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
ISOFIX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
HomeLink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
J
Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245, 252
Jacking points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252
I
Jump-starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
Ignition key
Emergency release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Safety interlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Ignition lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Malfunction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34, 37
Immobiliser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 38
Indicator lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cruise control system . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Main beam headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trailer turn signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turn signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
15
17
17
15
17
16
Inflation pressures (tyres) . . . . . . . . . . . . 232
K
Key-operated switch for front passenger's
airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Emergency key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacement keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
38
40
38
39
L
Leather care
Alcantara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
Natural leather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215
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Light sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Light sensor defective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Coming home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Daytime running lights . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Exterior lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Front fog lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Headlight control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Leaving home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear fog lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Switching on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
54
56
56
56
55
54
56
55
54
Loading luggage compartment . . . . . . . . 158
Load-through hatch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Central locking system . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Locking and unlocking the vehicle from inside
Central locking system . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
M
N
Main beam headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Indicator lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Natural leather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
Make-up mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Manual operation
Boot lid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Fuel tank flap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219
Tilting panorama roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Number plate light
Changing bulb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274
O
Octane rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
Maximum speed
See Performance, weights and
dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281
Oil
Memory for driver's seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Activating remote control key . . . . . . .
Recalling settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Storing settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Oil dipstick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223
72
73
72
72
See Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223
Oil consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223
Oil level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
On-board computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Opening
Bonnet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220
Mileage recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Outside temperature display . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Locking doors manually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Minimising pollution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
LongLife Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222
Mirrors
Anti-dazzle setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic anti-dazzle exterior mirrors
Automatic anti-dazzle interior mirror .
Exterior mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Interior mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Make-up mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Luggage compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Extending . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78, 79, 80
Fastening rings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Load-through hatch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Side storage compartment . . . . . . . . . . 77
Stretch net . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
See also Loading luggage compartment
158
Luggage rack
See Roof carrier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Controls
Safety
65
67
65
66
65
60
P
Paint damage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
Paint No. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
MMI control console, cleaning . . . . . . . . 213
Parking aid
See parking system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
MMI display, cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213
Parking brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Mobile phones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240
Parking lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Modifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
parking system
Adjusting warning beeps . . . . . . . . . . 139
Detection range of reversing camera 135
Front and rear, with display . . . . . . . . 129
Driving tips
289
General maintenance
Self-help
Technical data
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Front and rear, with display and reversing
camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
General notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Note on distances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Notes on acoustic parking aid . . . . . . 143
Notes on reversing camera . . . . . . . . 143
Parking next to an obstacle . . . . . . . . 141
Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Reversing camera (Rear View) . . . . . . 134
Reversing camera, parking mode 1 . 136
Reversing camera, parking mode 2 . 137
Special parking situations . . . . . . . . . 141
Switching graphic display on and off 140
Switching reversing camera on and off . .
140
Towing bracket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Power management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
Battery power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
Driver message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
Power steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190
Remote control keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Indicator lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Unlocking and locking . . . . . . . . . . . . .
38
39
39
43
Replacement keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Q
Replacement parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
Reset button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Quartz clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
quattro
See Four-wheel drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
Retaining net . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Rev counter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
R
Reversing camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131, 134
Parking mode 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Parking mode 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Radio transmitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240
Fixed installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240
Mobile equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240
Roof carrier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Attachment points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Roof load . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Passengers
See Sitting position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Radio-controlled clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Running in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
New engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Pedals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Rain sensor defective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Performance figures
See Performance, weights and
dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281
Reading lights
Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Performance, weights and dimensions . 281
General notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278
Rear centre console
Socket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Petrol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
Rear fog lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Polishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
Rear lights
Defective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Pollen filter
Deluxe automatic air conditioner . . . . 91
Deluxe automatic air conditioner plus 99
Pollution filter
Deluxe automatic air conditioner . . . . 91
Deluxe automatic air conditioner plus 99
Rain sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Rear View camera
See Reversing camera . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Rear view mirrors
See Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Rear window, sun blind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
S
SAFE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Safe driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Safety features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Seat adjustment
Easy-entry function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Electrical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Belt tensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
During pregnancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Putting on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
160
163
165
216
164
163
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Safety notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Taking off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Warning lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Seat heating
Front (deluxe automatic air conditioner)
112
Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Steering
Locking the steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Malfunction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Steering wheel height adjustment
(manual) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Storage compartments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Front seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Towing away . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257
Towing bracket
Parking system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Towing bracket, removable . . . . . . . . . . . 201
Towing bracket, retrofitting . . . . . . . . . . . 206
Seat memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Stretch net . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Towline anchorage
Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258
Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
Service interval display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Sun blind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Tow-starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
Service position for windscreen wipers . . 64
Traction control system
How the system works . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
Side lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Sun roof (tilting panorama roof) . . . . . . . . 51
Manual operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Tilting open and closed . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Single journey memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Sun visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Sitting position
Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Front passenger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Incorrect sitting position . . . . . . . . . .
Rear passengers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sunroof (tilting panorama roof)
Convenience open/close function . . . . 50
servotronic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190
154
155
157
155
Switches on driver's door
Central locking system . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Switching off the engine . . . . . . . . . 116, 118
Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Notes on towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Points to check before towing . . . . . .
Technical requirements . . . . . . . . . . .
198
201
200
198
198
Trailer stabilisation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Trailer turn signals
Indicator lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Snow chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237
Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Sockets
230 Volt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
T
Trailer weights
See Performance, weights and
dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281
Tailgate
See Boot lid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Transport bag
See Load-through hatch . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Tank capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
Tread depth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278
Trip recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Text messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Trips, checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
Total journey memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Turn signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Indicator lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Tow-away protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Type plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
Towing
Automatic braking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Trailer stabilisation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Tyre Mobility System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247
Spare key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Starting the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Spare parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
Spare wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246
Speed warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 22
Starting the engine
Jump-starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
Spare key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Tow-starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257
Starting with jump leads . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
Controls
Safety
Driving tips
291
Tyre pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232
General maintenance
Self-help
Technical data
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Index
Tyre repair kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
Tyre Mobility System . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247
Engine management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Seat belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Tyres
Inflation pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232
Tread wear indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234
Tyre service life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232
Warning triangle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
U
Universal transmitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Unleaded fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
Unlocking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Central locking system . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Washing the vehicle
By hand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
Car wash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
With high-pressure cleaner . . . . . . . . 210
Waxing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
Weights
See Performance, weights and
dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281
Wheel bolts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236
Wheel imbalance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232
V
Vehicle data sticker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
Vehicle identification data . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
Vehicle identification number . . . . . . . . . 279
Ventilation
Deluxe automatic air conditioner . . . . 91
Deluxe automatic air conditioner plus 99
Ventilation slots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
W
Warning lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Airbag system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Anti-lock brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electro-mechanical parking brake . . .
Electronic stabilisation program . . . . .
Emission control system . . . . . . . . . . .
Washer fluid level low . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212, 232
Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250
Changing wheels round . . . . . . . . . . . 234
Window heating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96, 104
Windows
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
De-icing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
Malfunctions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Windows (electric)
See Electric windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Windscreen washer fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231
15
16
17
19
18
16
17
Windscreen wiper and washer system . . 62
Windscreen wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Defective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Service position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
62
64
37
64
Winter conditions
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228
Care of vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
Cooling system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
Defrosting windows . . . . . . . . . . . 96, 104
De-icing windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
Seat heating (deluxe automatic air
conditioner) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Seat heating for rear seats . . . . . . . . . 113
Snow chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237
Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236
Windscreen washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231
Winter tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236
Wiper blades
See Windscreen wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
X
Xenon lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195