Vauxhall Antara Infotainment System Technical data

Contents
Introduction .................................... 2
In brief ............................................ 6
Keys, doors and windows ............ 18
Seats, restraints ........................... 32
Storage ........................................ 52
Instruments and controls ............. 70
Lighting ...................................... 102
Infotainment system ................... 111
Climate control ........................... 113
Driving and operating ................. 119
Vehicle care ............................... 145
Service and maintenance .......... 185
Technical data ........................... 188
Customer information ................ 198
Index .......................................... 200
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Introduction
Introduction
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Introduction
Vehicle specific data
Please enter your vehicle's data on
the previous page to keep it easily
accessible. This information is
available in the sections "Service and
maintenance" and "Technical data"
as well as on the identification plate.
Introduction
Your vehicle is a designed
combination of advanced technology,
safety, environmental friendliness
and economy.
This Owner's Manual provides you
with all the necessary information to
enable you to drive your vehicle
safely and efficiently.
Make sure your passengers are
aware of the possible risk of accident
and injury which may result from
improper use of the vehicle.
You must always comply with the
specific laws and regulations of the
country that you are in. These laws
may differ from the information in this
Owner's Manual.
When this Owner's Manual refers to
a workshop visit, we recommend your
Opel Service Partner.
All Opel Service Partners provide
first-class service at reasonable
prices. Experienced mechanics
trained by Opel work according to
specific Opel instructions.
The customer literature pack should
always be kept ready to hand in the
vehicle.
Using this manual
■ This manual describes all options
and features available for this
model. Certain descriptions,
including those for display and
menu functions, may not apply to
your vehicle due to model variant,
country specifications, special
equipment or accessories.
■ The "In brief" section will give you
an initial overview.
■ The table of contents at the
beginning of this manual and within
each section shows where the
information is located.
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■ The index will enable you to search
for specific information.
■ This Owner's Manual depicts lefthand drive vehicles. Operation is
similar for right-hand drive vehicles.
■ The Owner's Manual uses the
factory engine designations. The
corresponding sales designations
can be found in the section
"Technical data".
■ Directional data, e.g. left or right, or
front or back, always relate to the
direction of travel.
■ The vehicle display screens may
not support your specific language.
■ Display messages and interior
labelling are written in bold letters.
Danger, Warnings and
Cautions
9 Danger
Text marked 9 Danger provides
information on risk of fatal injury.
Disregarding this information may
endanger life.
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Introduction
9 Warning
Text marked 9 Warning provides
information on risk of accident or
injury. Disregarding this
information may lead to injury.
Caution
Text marked Caution provides
information on possible damage to
the vehicle. Disregarding this
information may lead to vehicle
damage.
Symbols
Page references are indicated with 3.
3 means "see page".
We wish you many hours of
pleasurable driving.
Adam Opel GmbH
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Introduction
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In brief
In brief
Vehicle unlocking
Seat adjustment
Seat positioning
Initial drive information
Press button q to unlock the doors
and load compartment. Open the
doors by pulling the handles. To open
the tailgate, operate button above
number plate.
Radio remote control 3 18, Central
locking system 3 20, Load
compartment 3 22.
Pull handle, slide seat, release
handle.
Seat position 3 33, Seat adjustment
3 34.
9 Danger
Do not sit nearer than 25 cm from
the steering wheel, to permit safe
airbag deployment.
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In brief
Seat backrests
Seat height
Power seat adjustment
Pull lever, adjust inclination and
release lever. Allow the backrest to
engage audibly. Do not lean on the
seat backrest whilst adjusting it.
Seat position 3 33, Seat adjustment
3 34.
Lever pumping motion
up
= seat higher
down = seat lower
Operate switches.
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Seat position 3 33, Seat adjustment
3 34.
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In brief
Positioning
= move front switch
forwards/backwards
Height of
= move front part of
front part of
front switch
seat
upwards/
downwards
Height of
= move rear part of
rear part of
front switch
seat
upwards/
downwards
Height of
= move entire front
entire seat
switch upwards/
downwards
Backrest
= move upper part of
rear switch
forwards/backwards
Seat position 3 33, Power seat
adjustment 3 35.
Head restraint adjustment
Seat belt
Press release button, adjust height
and engage.
Head restraints 3 32.
Pull out the seat belt and engage in
belt buckle. The seat belt must not be
twisted and must fit close against the
body. The backrest must not be tilted
back too far (maximum approx. 25 °).
To release belt, press red button on
belt buckle.
Seat position 3 33, Seat belts
3 39, Airbag system 3 42.
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In brief
Mirror adjustment
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Exterior mirrors
Steering wheel adjustment
Select the relevant exterior mirror and
adjust it.
Convex exterior mirrors 3 26,
Electric adjustment 3 26, Folding
exterior mirrors 3 27, Heated
exterior mirrors 3 27, Automatic
anti-dazzle exterior mirrors 3 28.
Unlock lever, adjust steering wheel,
then engage lever and ensure it is
fully locked.
Do not adjust steering wheel unless
vehicle is stationary and steering
wheel lock has been released.
Airbag system 3 42, Ignition
positions 3 120.
Interior mirror
To reduce dazzle, adjust the lever on
the underside of the mirror housing.
Interior mirror 3 28, Automatic antidazzle interior mirror 3 28.
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In brief
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Instrument panel overview
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2
3
4
5
6
7
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Side air vents ..................... 117
Fixed air vents .................... 117
High beam .......................... 103
Headlight flash ................... 103
Turn and lane-change
signals ................................ 105
Exit lighting ......................... 109
Parking lights ..................... 106
Cruise control ....................... 87
Remote control on
steering wheel ...................... 70
Trip computer ....................... 97
Horn ..................................... 71
Instruments .......................... 77
Windscreen wiper and
washer system, headlight
washer system ..................... 71
Rear window wiper and
washer system ..................... 73
Info-Display .......................... 91
Infotainment system ........... 111
Check control, tyre
pressure monitoring
system ................................ 169
Trip computer ....................... 97
9 Centre air vents .................. 117
10 Hazard warning flashers .... 104
Parking assist ..................... 137
Electronic Stability Control . 133
Descent control system ...... 134
Control indicator for front
passenger seat belt ............. 40
Status LED for anti-theft
alarm system ........................ 23
Folding exterior mirrors ........ 27
11 Infotainment system ........... 111
12 Front passenger airbag ........ 42
13 Status LEDs for front
passenger airbag ................. 44
14 Glovebox .............................. 52
15 Fuse box ............................ 163
16 Climate control system ....... 113
17 Ignition switch with
steering wheel lock ............ 120
18 Accelerator pedal ............... 119
19 Driver airbag ........................ 42
20 Brake pedal ........................ 130
21 Clutch pedal ....................... 119
22 Steering wheel adjustment . . 70
23 Bonnet release ................... 146
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24 Coin storage ......................... 53
25 Card holder .......................... 53
26 Light switch ........................ 102
Automatic light control ....... 102
Instrument illumination ....... 107
Rear fog light ...................... 106
Front fog lights ................... 105
Headlight range
adjustment ......................... 103
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In brief
Exterior lighting
Turn light switch
AUTO = Automatic light control:
Headlights are switched
on and off automatically.
= Off (or deactivation of
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automatic light control)
= Sidelights
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= Headlights
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Press button
> = Front fog lights
r = Rear fog light
Headlight flash, high beam and
low beam
headlight
flash
high beam
low beam
= pull lever
= push lever
= pull lever back
towards steering
wheel
Turn and lane-change signals
right = lever up
left = lever down
Turn and lane-change signals
3 105, Parking lights 3 106.
Automatic light control 3 102, High
beam 3 103, Headlight flash 3 103.
Lighting 3 102.
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Hazard warning flashers
Horn
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Washer and wiper systems
Windscreen wiper
Operated with the ¨ button.
Hazard warning flashers 3 104.
Press j.
& = fast
% = slow
$ = timed interval wiping or
automatic wiping with rain
sensor
§ = off
For a single wipe when the
windscreen wiper is off, press the
lever down.
Windscreen wiper 3 71, Wiper
blade replacement 3 152.
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In brief
Windscreen and headlight
washer systems
Rear window wiper and washer
system
Pull lever.
Windscreen and headlight washer
system 3 71, Washer fluid 3 149.
Wiper on = push lever
Wiper off = pull lever
Wash
= press and hold button
Rear window wiper and washer
system 3 73, Wiper blade
replacement 3 152, Washer fluid
3 149.
Climate control
Heated rear window, heated
exterior mirrors
Heating is operated by pressing the
Ü button.
Heated rear window 3 30, Heated
exterior mirrors 3 27.
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Demisting and defrosting the
windows
Air distribution to l.
Cooling n and air recirculation 4
are switched on automatically to
improve defrosting efficiency.
Set temperature to highest level.
Set fan speed to highest level.
Switch on heated rear window Ü.
Close centre air vents, open side air
vents and direct them towards the
door windows.
Climate control system 3 113.
Transmission
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Automatic transmission
Manual transmission
Reverse: with the vehicle stationary,
depress clutch pedal and engage the
gear.
If the gear does not engage, set the
lever to neutral, release the clutch
pedal and depress again; then repeat
gear selection.
Manual transmission 3 127.
P
R
N
D
=
=
=
=
park
reverse
neutral
drive
Manual mode: move selector lever
from D to the left.
< = higher gear
] = lower gear
The selector lever can only be moved
out of P when the ignition is on and
the foot brake is applied. To engage
P or R, push the release button.
Automatic transmission 3 123.
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In brief
Starting off
Starting the engine
Parking
■ Turn key to position ACC
■ move the steering wheel slightly to
release the steering wheel lock
■ manual transmission in neutral
■ operate clutch and brake pedals
■ automatic transmission in P or N
■ do not accelerate
■ diesel engines: turn key to ON for
preheating and wait until control
indicator ! extinguishes
■ turn key to START and release
Starting the engine 3 120.
■ Always apply the electrical parking
brake.
Pull switch m.
For maximum force, e.g. parking
with a trailer or on inclines, pull
switch m twice.
■ Switch off the engine and turn the
ignition key to position LOCK, push
key into ignition switch and remove.
Turn the steering wheel until the
steering wheel lock is felt to
engage.
For vehicles with automatic
transmission, depress foot brake
and shift into P before pushing key
into ignition switch and removing.
■ If the vehicle is on a level surface or
uphill slope, engage first gear or
move the selector lever to P before
switching off the ignition. On an
uphill slope, turn the front wheels
away from the kerb.
If the vehicle is on a downhill slope,
engage reverse gear or move the
selector lever to P before switching
Check before starting off
■ Tyre pressure and condition 3 169,
3 195.
■ Engine oil level and fluid levels
3 147.
■ All windows, mirrors, exterior
lighting and number plates are free
from dirt, snow and ice and are
operational.
■ Proper position of mirrors, seats,
and seat belts 3 26, 3 33,
3 40.
■ Brake function at low speed,
particularly if the brakes are wet.
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In brief
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off the ignition. Turn the front
wheels towards the kerb.
■ Lock the vehicle with button p on
the radio remote control 3 20 and
activate the anti-theft alarm system
3 23.
■ Do not park the vehicle on an easily
ignitable surface. The high
temperature of the exhaust system
could ignite the surface.
■ Close windows and sunroof.
■ Switch off exterior lights, otherwise
the headlight warning device will
sound when the driver's door is
opened.
■ The engine cooling fans may run
after the engine has been switched
off 3 146.
■ After running at high engine speeds
or with high engine loads, operate
the engine briefly at a low load or
run in neutral for approx.
1 or 2 minutes, before switching off
in order to protect the turbocharger.
Keys, locks 3 18, Laying the vehicle
up for a long period of time 3 145.
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Keys, doors and windows
Keys, doors and
windows
Keys, locks ................................... 18
Doors ........................................... 22
Vehicle security ............................ 23
Exterior mirrors ............................ 26
Interior mirrors ............................. 28
Windows ...................................... 29
Roof ............................................. 31
Keys, locks
Keys
Replacement keys
The key number is specified in the
Car Pass or on a detachable tag.
The key number must be quoted
when ordering replacement keys as it
is a component of the immobiliser
system.
Locks 3 182.
Key with foldaway key section
Press button to extend. To fold the
key, first press the button.
Car Pass
The Car Pass contains security
related vehicle data and should
therefore be kept in a safe place.
When the vehicle is taken to
a workshop, this vehicle data is
needed in order to perform certain
operations.
Radio remote control
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Keys, doors and windows
Used to operate:
■ Central locking system
■ Anti-theft locking system
■ Anti-theft alarm system
The radio remote control has a range
of approx. 6 metres. This range can
be affected by outside influences.
The hazard warning flashers confirm
operation.
Handle with care, protect from
moisture and high temperatures and
avoid unnecessary operation.
■ Overload of the central locking
system by operating at frequent
intervals, the power supply is
interrupted for a short time.
■ Interference from higher-power
radio waves from other sources.
Unlocking 3 20.
Key with foldaway key section
Radio remote control battery
replacement
Replace the battery as soon as the
range reduces.
Fault
If the central locking system cannot
be operated with the radio remote
control, it may be due to the following:
■ Range exceeded.
■ Battery voltage too low.
■ Frequent, repeated operation of the
radio remote control while not in
range, which will require
reprogramming. Seek the
assistance of a workshop.
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Extend the key and open the unit.
Replace the battery (battery type
CR2032), paying attention to the
installation position. Close the unit.
Batteries do not belong in household
waste. They must be disposed of at
an appropriate recycling collection
point.
Key with fixed key section
Open the unit with a small screwdriver
in the notch on the cover. Replace the
battery (battery type CR2032), paying
attention to the installation position.
Close the unit.
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Keys, doors and windows
Central locking system
Unlocks and locks doors, load
compartment and fuel filler flap.
Note
In the event of an accident of
a certain severity, the vehicle
unlocks automatically.
Unlocking
Note
If no door is opened within
5 minutes after the vehicle has been
unlocked, the vehicle is relocked
automatically (and the anti-theft
alarm is reactivated).
When button q is pressed, the
instrument panel illuminates for
approx. 30 seconds or until ignition
switch is turned to position ACC.
The central locking system can be
activated with the windows open.
Note
For safety reasons, the vehicle
cannot be locked or unlocked via the
remote control (and the anti-theft
systems will not be activated) if the
key is in the ignition switch.
Unlocking the tailgate
Locking
Close doors, load compartment, fuel
filler flap, bonnet, windows and
sunroof.
Press button q.
Press button q.
The tailgate is unlocked together with
the doors.
Press button p.
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Keys, doors and windows
With the engine running, the tailgate
will only unlock when the electrical
parking brake is applied or automatic
transmission is in position P.
Central locking buttons
Locks or unlocks all doors, the load
compartment and fuel filler flap from
the passenger compartment.
Fault in radio remote control
system
Unlocking
Manually unlock the driver's door by
turning the key in the lock. Switch on
the ignition and press the left part of
central locking switch m to unlock all
doors, load compartment and fuel
filler flap.
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9 Warning
Use the child locks whenever
children are occupying the rear
seats.
Using a key or suitable screwdriver,
turn button on rear door lock to the
horizontal position. The door cannot
be opened from inside.
Locking
Manually lock the driver's door by
turning the key in the lock.
Child locks
Press left part of switch m to lock.
Press right part of switch m to unlock.
When the key is in the ignition switch,
locking is only possible if all doors are
closed.
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Keys, doors and windows
Doors
Load compartment
Tailgate
Opening
Caution
Closing
Ensure there are no obstructions
and that there is adequate
clearance when opening the
tailgate.
9 Warning
Do not drive with the tailgate open
or ajar, e.g. when transporting
bulky objects, since toxic exhaust
gases, which can not be seen or
smelled, could enter the vehicle.
This can cause unconsciousness
and even death.
Operate the button above the number
plate and lift the tailgate.
If the tailgate is open when the ignition
is switched on, control indicator 1
illuminates in the instrument cluster
3 88.
Central locking system 3 20.
Note
The installation of certain heavy
accessories onto the tailgate may
affect its ability to remain open.
Use the interior handle.
Do not operate the button above the
number plate while closing the
tailgate, as this will unlock it again.
Central locking system 3 20.
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Fault
Vehicle security
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Activating
Anti-theft locking system
9 Warning
Do not use the system if there are
people in the vehicle! The doors
cannot be unlocked from the
inside.
To open the tailgate in the event of
power interruption:
Remove the interior trim cover from
the central latch area, then push the
lever using a suitable tool.
The system deadlocks all the doors.
All doors must be closed otherwise
the system cannot be activated.
If the ignition was on, the driver's door
must be opened and closed once so
that the vehicle can be secured.
Unlocking the vehicle disables the
mechanical anti-theft locking system.
This is not possible with the central
locking button.
Press button p on the radio remote
control twice within 3 seconds.
Alternatively, turn key in driver's door
towards rear of vehicle again within
3 seconds after locking.
Anti-theft alarm system
The system monitors:
■ Doors, tailgate, bonnet
■ Passenger compartment including
adjoining load compartment
■ Vehicle inclination, e.g. if it is raised
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Keys, doors and windows
■ Siren power supply
■ Ignition
Activation
Ensure the doors, tailgate, fuel filler
flap, bonnet, windows and sunroof
are closed.
Press button p on radio remote
control or manually lock the driver's
door.
The system is activated:
■ Automatically, 30 seconds after
locking the vehicle (initialisation of
the system)
■ Directly by pressing p on the radio
remote control once more after
locking
If the hazard warning lights do not
flash once upon activation or the
control indicator flashes rapidly, this
may indicate that a door, the tailgate
or the bonnet is not fully closed.
Note
Changes to the vehicle interior such
as the use of seat covers, and open
windows or sunroof, could impair the
function of passenger compartment
monitoring.
Activation without monitoring of
passenger compartment and
vehicle inclination
Switch off the monitoring of
passenger compartment and vehicle
inclination when people or animals
are being left in the vehicle, because
of high volume ultrasonic signals,
movements triggering the alarm and
when the vehicle is on a ferry or train.
1. Close tailgate, bonnet, windows
and sunroof.
2. Press button o. Control
indicator o illuminates yellow in
the instrument cluster.
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Keys, doors and windows
3. Close doors.
4. Activate the anti-theft alarm
system.
Press button o again to cancel.
Control indicator o extinguishes.
Status LED
Status during the first 30 seconds of
anti-theft alarm system activation:
LED
= test, arming delay.
illuminates
LED flashes = doors, tailgate or
quickly
bonnet not
completely closed,
or system fault.
Status after system is armed:
LED flashes
= system is
slowly
armed.
LED flashes
= system is
quickly 3 times
disarmed.
after unlocking
Seek the assistance of a workshop in
the event of faults.
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If the alarm has been triggered, the
hazard warning lights will not flash
upon deactivation.
Alarm
When triggered, the alarm sounds via
a separate battery-backed power
sounder, and the hazard warning
lights flash simultaneously. The
number and duration of alarm signals
are stipulated by legislation.
The alarm can be silenced by
pressing any button of the radio
remote control or manually unlocking
the driver's door with the ignition key.
The anti-theft alarm system is
deactivated at the same time.
Deactivation
Status LED is located in the centre
console.
Unlocking the vehicle deactivates
anti-theft alarm system. Hazard
warning lights flash twice upon
deactivation.
If no door is opened or the engine is
not started within 30 seconds after the
vehicle has been unlocked, the
vehicle is relocked automatically and
the alarm is reactivated.
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Keys, doors and windows
Immobiliser
The system is integrated into the
ignition switch and checks whether
the vehicle is allowed to start with the
key being used. If the transponder in
the key is recognized, the engine can
be started.
The electronic immobiliser is
activated automatically after the key
has been removed from the ignition
switch.
Control indicator d illuminates in the
instrument cluster when the ignition is
switched on, then extinguishes. If d
remains illuminated when the ignition
is on, there is a fault in the system; the
engine cannot be started. Switch off
the ignition and remove key, wait
approx. 2 seconds and then repeat
the start attempt.
If the control indicator remains
illuminated, attempt to start the
engine using the spare key and seek
the assistance of a workshop.
Note
The immobiliser does not lock the
doors. You should always lock the
vehicle after leaving it and switch on
the anti-theft alarm system 3 20,
3 23.
Exterior mirrors
Convex shape
The convex exterior mirror reduces
blind spots. The shape of the mirror
makes objects appear smaller, which
will affect the ability to estimate
distances.
Electric adjustment
Control indicator d 3 87.
Select the relevant exterior mirror by
turning the switch to left (L) or right
(R). Then swivel the control to adjust
the mirror.
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Folding
Electric folding
Heated
For pedestrian safety, the exterior
mirrors will swing out of their normal
mounting position if they are struck
with sufficient force. Reposition the
mirror by applying slight pressure to
the mirror housing.
With ignition switch in positions ACC
or ON, press button n and both
exterior mirrors will fold in.
Press button n again - both exterior
mirrors return to their original position.
If an electrically folded mirror is
manually extended, pressing button
n will only electrically extend the
other mirror. Pressing button n again
folds both mirrors back in.
Fold mirrors back to the driving
position before driving the vehicle.
Operated by pressing the Ü button.
LED illuminates in the button.
Heating works with the key in ignition
switch positions ACC or ON and is
switched off automatically after
a short time.
To avoid discharging the battery,
operate only with the engine running.
Do not operate when you are just
starting the vehicle, or if there is
a build up of snow or ice on the
exterior mirrors.
Manual folding
Press lightly on the outside of the
mirror housing to fold in the exterior
mirrors.
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Keys, doors and windows
Do not use sharp instruments or
abrasive cleaners on the exterior
mirrors and avoid scratching or
damaging the heating elements.
Interior mirrors
Automatic anti-dazzle
Manual anti-dazzle
Automatic dimming
To reduce dazzle, adjust the lever on
the underside of the mirror housing.
Exterior mirrors dim to reduce glare
automatically in conjunction with the
automatic anti-dazzle interior mirror
3 28.
Press button on mirror housing to turn
function on; button illuminates and
dazzle from following vehicles at night
is automatically reduced. Press
button again to turn function off.
There are two light sensors in the
mirror housing. To avoid interference
and loss of function, do not cover the
sensors or hang anything on the
mirror.
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Windows
Manual windows
After switching off the ignition,
window operation is disabled when
the driver's door is opened.
The door windows can be opened or
closed with the window winders.
If the window glass encounters
resistance above the middle of the
window during automatic closing, it is
immediately stopped and opened
again.
9 Warning
Power windows can be operated:
■ with ignition on,
■ within 10 minutes of switching
ignition off.
Additional switches are located in the
front passenger's door and the rear
doors. The rear windows do not open
fully.
Safety function
Power windows
Take care when operating the
power windows. Risk of injury,
particularly to children.
If there are children on the rear
seats, switch on the child safety
system for the power windows.
Keep a close watch on the
windows when closing them.
Ensure that nothing becomes
trapped in them as they move.
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Override safety function
Operate the switch for the respective
window by pushing to open or pulling
to close.
For incremental operation: Push or
pull switch briefly.
For automatic opening or closing:
Push or pull switch for longer.
Window moves up or down
automatically with safety function
enabled. To stop movement, operate
the switch once more in the same
direction.
In the event of closing difficulties due
to frost or the like, pull the relevant
window switch several times until the
window is closed. The window moves
up with the safety function disabled.
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Keys, doors and windows
Child safety system for rear
windows
Heated rear window
Do not use sharp instruments or
abrasive cleaners on the rear window
and avoid scratching or damaging the
heating elements.
Sun visors
Press switch z to deactivate rear
door power windows. To reactivate,
press z again.
With the child safety system on, rear
door windows can only be operated
via the switches in the driver's door.
Overload
If the windows are repeatedly
operated within short intervals, the
window operation is disabled for
some time.
Operated by pressing the Ü button.
LED illuminates in the button.
Heating works with the key in ignition
switch positions ACC or ON and is
switched off automatically after
a short time.
To avoid discharging the battery,
operate only with the engine running.
Do not operate when you are just
starting the vehicle, or if there is
a build up of snow or ice on the rear
window.
The sun visors can be folded down or
swivelled to the side to prevent
dazzling.
Sun visors have vanity mirrors and
a ticket holder on the rear. When the
vanity mirror covers are opened, the
sun visor light illuminates.
The mirror covers should be closed
when driving.
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Roof
For incremental operation, briefly
press the switch in the required
direction. For automatic opening or
closing, press and hold the switch.
Sunroof
9 Warning
Take care when operating the
sunroof. Risk of injury, particularly
to children.
Keep a close watch on the
movable parts when operating
them. Ensure that nothing
becomes trapped in them as they
move.
Slide/tilt sunroof
Open
Press switch rearwards; it will open
automatically unless the switch is
pressed again in another direction, or
released.
Note
If the top of the roof is wet, tilt
sunroof, allow water to run off and
then open sunroof.
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General hints
Function standby
The sunroof can be operated:
■ with ignition on,
■ within 10 minutes of switching
ignition off,
After switching off the ignition,
sunroof operation is disabled when
driver's door is opened.
Close
Press and hold switch forwards.
Release switch when sunroof
reaches desired position.
Tilt
Press and hold switch upwards.
Release switch when sunroof
reaches desired position.
To return sunroof to its original
position, pull and hold switch
downwards. Release switch when
sunroof reaches desired position.
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Seats, restraints
Seats, restraints
Head restraints ............................ 32
Front seats ................................... 33
Rear seats ................................... 37
Seat belts ..................................... 39
Airbag system .............................. 42
Child restraints ............................. 46
Head restraints
Height adjustment
Position
9 Warning
Only drive with the head restraint
set to the proper position.
Press release button, adjust height
then release the button and engage.
Pull head restraint up to raise. Push
head restraint down while pressing
the release button to lower the head
restraint.
For maximum protection, the upper
edge of the head restraint should be
at upper head level. If this is not
possible for extremely tall people, set
to highest position, and set to lowest
position for small people.
Removal
Insert a suitable tool into the small
hole in the side of the guide sleeve
without the release button and
depress the lock. Press the release
button on the other guide sleeve and
pull up the head restraint.
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Seats, restraints
Stow head restraints securely in load
compartment.
Active head restraints on front
seats
In the event of a rear-end impact, the
active head restraints automatically
tilt forwards. The head is more
effectively supported by the head
restraint and the risk of whiplash
injury is reduced.
Do not attach objects or components
that are not approved for your vehicle
to the head restraints. These affect
the protective effect of the head
restraints and can be propelled
through the vehicle in an uncontrolled
manner if the driver brakes hard or an
accident occurs.
Front seats
Seat position
9 Warning
Only drive with the seat correctly
adjusted.
■ Sit with buttocks as far back against
the backrest as possible. Adjust the
distance between the seat and the
pedals so that legs are slightly
angled when pressing the pedals.
Slide the front passenger seat as
far back as possible.
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■ Sit with shoulders as far back
against the backrest as possible.
Set the backrest rake so that it is
possible to easily reach the
steering wheel with arms slightly
bent. Maintain contact between
shoulders and the backrest when
turning the steering wheel. Do not
angle the backrest too far back. We
recommend a maximum rake of
approximately 25°.
■ Adjust the steering wheel 3 70.
■ Set seat height high enough to
have a clear field of vision on all
sides and of all display instruments.
There should be at least one hand
of clearance between head and the
roof frame. Your thighs should rest
lightly on the seat without pressing
into it.
■ Adjust the head restraint 3 32.
■ Adjust the height of the seat belt
3 40.
■ Adjust the lumbar support so that it
supports the natural shape of the
spine.
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Seats, restraints
Seat adjustment
9 Danger
Pull handle, slide seat, release
handle.
Seat height
Seat backrests
Do not sit nearer than 25 cm from
the steering wheel, to permit safe
airbag deployment.
9 Warning
Never adjust seats while driving as
they could move uncontrollably.
Seat positioning
Pull lever, adjust inclination and
release lever. Allow the backrest to
engage audibly.
Do not lean on the seat backrest
whilst adjusting it.
Lever pumping motion
up
= seat higher
down = seat lower
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Lumbar support
Seat folding
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Folding the backrest forwards is
possible only when the backrest is in
an upright position.
Do not operate lever to adjust lumbar
support with backrest tilted forward.
Power seat adjustment
9 Warning
Adjust lumbar support to suit personal
requirements using the lever.
To increase or decrease lumbar
support, move lever forwards or
backwards.
Push head restraint all the way down.
Slide seat as far back as it will go.
Lift release lever and fold backrest
down onto seat cushion. Lower lever
and backrest engages in lowered
position.
Slide seat forwards.
To return the backrest to its original
position, slide seat as far back as it
will go, lift release lever, move the
backrest to upright position, lower
lever and the backrest engages.
Care must be taken when
operating the power seats. There
is a risk of injury, particularly for
children. Articles could become
trapped.
Keep a close watch on the seats
when adjusting them. Vehicle
passengers should be informed
accordingly.
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Seats, restraints
Seat backrests
Armrest
Front armrest
Seat positioning
Move front switch forwards/
backwards.
Seat height
Move front of switch upwards/
downwards to adjust height of front
part of seat cushion.
Move rear of switch upwards/
downwards to adjust height of rear
part of seat cushion.
Move front and rear of switch
upwards/downwards to adjust height
of entire seat cushion.
Move upper part of rear switch
forwards/backwards.
The seat backrest must not be tilted
back too far (recommended
maximum tilting angle approx. 25°).
The armrest can be slid forwards. Pull
up and hold upper lever and slide the
armrest forwards.
To return armrest to its rearmost
position, slide it back until it latches
into position.
Under the armrest there is a storage
compartment 3 54.
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Seats, restraints
Heating
Adjust heating to the desired setting
by pressing the ß button for the
respective seat one or more times
with the ignition switch set to ACC or
ON. The control indicator in the button
indicates the setting.
To deactivate heating, set the heating
level to its lowest setting and press
the ß button. The control indicator in
the button will extinguish.
Prolonged use of the highest setting
for people with sensitive skin is not
recommended.
If temperature continues to rise, turn
seat heating off and seek the
assistance of a workshop.
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Rear seats
Seat backrests
To adjust seat backrests, lift release
lever on top of backrest and move
backrest forwards/backwards to
desired position.
Do not lean on the backrest whilst
adjusting it.
When folding the backrests, ensure
the seat belts are unbuckled.
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Seats, restraints
9 Warning
Never adjust seats while driving as
they could move uncontrollably.
Seat folding
Push head restraints all the way
down, lift backrest release lever and
fold backrest forwards and down onto
seat cushion.
Do not allow passengers to sit on
a folded backrest, or place any
unrestrained loads on it.
To move backrest to its original
position, lift and push the backrest
into place and ensure the backrest
engages.
Safety net 3 67.
If the rear centre seat is being used or
the seat backrests are being folded
down, fold armrest upwards.
Under the armrest there is a storage
compartment 3 54.
Armrest
The load compartment can be
enlarged by folding the seat
backrests onto the seat cushions.
To fold backrests separately,
unbuckle all three rear seat belts and
ensure front seats are not in
a reclined position.
Fold armrest down.
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Seats, restraints
Seat belts
The seat belts are locked during
heavy acceleration or deceleration of
the vehicle holding the occupants in
the seated position. Thereby the risk
of injury is considerably reduced.
9 Warning
Fasten seat belt before each trip.
In the event of an accident, people
not wearing seat belts endanger
their fellow occupants and
themselves.
Seat belts are designed to be used by
only one person at a time. They are
not suitable for people smaller than
150 cm. Child restraint system
3 46.
Periodically check all parts of the belt
system for damage and proper
functionality.
Have damaged components
replaced. After an accident, have the
belts and triggered belt pretensioners
replaced by a workshop.
Note
Make sure that the belts are not
damaged by shoes or sharp-edged
objects or trapped. Prevent dirt from
getting into the belt retractors.
Driver seat belt reminder X 3 81.
Front passenger seat belt reminder k
3 40.
Belt force limiters
Located on the front seats. Stress on
the body is reduced by the gradual
release of the belt during a collision.
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Belt pretensioners
In the event of a head-on collision or
side impact of a certain severity, the
front seat belts are tightened.
9 Warning
Incorrect handling (e.g. removal or
fitting of belts) can trigger the belt
pretensioners.
Deployment of the belt pretensioners
is indicated by illumination of control
indicator v 3 81.
Triggered belt pretensioners must be
replaced by a workshop. Belt
pretensioners can only be triggered
once.
Note
Do not affix or install accessories or
other objects that may interfere with
the operation of the belt
pretensioners. Do not make any
modifications to belt pretensioner
components as this will invalidate
the vehicle type approval.
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Seats, restraints
Three-point seat belt
Height adjustment
Fastening
Withdraw the belt from the retractor,
guide it untwisted across the body
and insert the latch plate into the
buckle. Tighten the lap belt regularly
whilst driving by pulling the shoulder
belt.
Seat belt reminder X 3 81.
Loose or bulky clothing prevents the
belt from fitting snugly. Do not place
objects such as handbags or mobile
phones between the belt and your
body.
9 Warning
1. Squeeze release buttons
together.
2. Slide adjuster up or down.
3. Ensure adjuster latches into
position.
The belt must not rest against hard
or fragile objects in the pockets of
your clothing.
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Seats, restraints
Removing
Adjust the height so that the belt lies
across the shoulder. It must not lie
across the throat or upper arm.
Do not adjust while driving.
To release belt, press red button on
belt buckle.
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Using the seat belt while
pregnant
9 Warning
The lap belt must be positioned as
low as possible across the pelvis
to prevent pressure on the
abdomen.
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Seats, restraints
Front passenger seat belt
reminder
Airbag system
The airbag system consists of
a number of individual systems
depending on the scope of
equipment.
When triggered the airbags inflate
within milliseconds. They also deflate
so quickly that it is often unnoticeable
during the collision.
9 Warning
When the engine is running, control
indicator k flashes then illuminates if
the passenger seat is occupied and
the seat belt is not engaged.
If vehicle speed exceeds 22 km/h, k
will flash for 90 seconds along with
a warning chime, then illuminate until
the seat belt is fastened.
Illuminates briefly when ignition is
switched on.
Control indicator X for driver's seat
belt reminder 3 81.
If handled improperly the airbag
systems can be triggered in an
explosive manner.
Note
The airbag systems and belt
pretensioner control electronics are
located in the centre console area.
Do not put any magnetic objects in
this area.
Do not stick anything on the airbag
covers and do not cover them with
other materials.
Each airbag is triggered only once.
Have deployed airbags replaced by
a workshop. Furthermore, it might be
necessary to have the steering
wheel, the instrument panel, parts of
the panelling, the door seals,
handles and the seats replaced.
Do not make any modifications to
the airbag system as this will
invalidate the vehicle type approval.
When the airbags inflate, escaping
hot gases may cause burns.
Control indicator v for airbag systems
3 81.
Front airbag system
The front airbag system consists of
one airbag in the steering wheel and
one in the instrument panel on the
front passenger side. These can be
identified by the word AIRBAG.
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Fit the seat belt correctly and
engage securely. Only then the
airbag is able to protect.
Side airbag system
The warning label reminds that the
use of rear-facing child restraint
systems on the front passenger seat
is not permitted. Risk of fatal injury.
The front airbag system is triggered in
the event of a front-end impact of
a certain severity and functions
independently of the side airbag
system and curtain airbag system.
The ignition needs to be switched on.
The inflated airbags cushion the
impact, thereby considerably
reducing the risk of injury to the upper
body and head of the front seat
occupants.
9 Warning
Optimum protection is only
provided when the seat is in the
proper position 3 33.
Keep the area in which the airbag
inflates clear of obstructions.
The side airbag system consists of an
airbag in each front seat backrest.
This can be identified by the word
AIRBAG.
The side airbag system is triggered in
the event of a side impact of a certain
severity and functions independently
of the front airbag system. The
ignition needs to be switched on.
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Seats, restraints
Curtain airbag system
The inflated airbags cushion the
impact, thereby considerably
reducing the risk of injury to the upper
body and pelvis in the event of a sideon collision.
9 Warning
Keep the area in which the airbag
inflates clear of obstructions.
The curtain airbag system consists of
an airbag in the roof frame on each
side. This can be identified by the
word AIRBAG on the roof pillars.
The curtain airbag system is triggered
in the event of a side-on impact of
a certain severity. The ignition needs
to be switched on.
The curtain airbag system is triggered
with the side airbag system and
functions independently of the front
airbag system.
The inflated airbags cushion the
impact, thereby considerably
reducing the risk of injury to the head
in the event of a side-on impact.
9 Warning
Keep the area in which the airbag
inflates clear of obstructions.
The hooks on the handles in the
roof frame are only suitable for
hanging up light articles of
clothing, without coat hangers. Do
not keep any items in these
clothes.
Airbag deactivation
The front passenger airbag system
must be deactivated if a child restraint
system is to be fitted on this seat. The
belt pretensioners and all driver
airbag systems will remain active.
Note
Only use protective seat covers that
have been approved for the vehicle.
Be careful not to cover the airbags.
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Seats, restraints
The front passenger airbag system
can be deactivated via a keyoperated switch on the right side of
the instrument panel.
Use the ignition key to choose the
position:
= front passenger airbag
*
OFF
systems are deactivated
and will not inflate in the
event of a collision. Control
indicator * illuminates
continuously on the
passenger side of the
instrument panel. A child
restraint system can be
installed in accordance with
the chart Child restraint
installation locations
3 48. No adult person is
allowed to occupy the front
passenger seat.
V
= front passenger airbag
ON
systems are active. A child
restraint system must not
be installed.
9 Danger
Risk of fatal injury for a child using
a child restraint system on a seat
with activated front passenger
airbag.
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Risk of fatal injury for an adult
person on a seat with deactivated
front passenger airbag.
Control indicators for the front
passenger airbag system are located
on the passenger side of the
instrument panel.
As long as control indicator V is
illuminated, the front passenger
airbag system will inflate in the event
of a collision.
If both control indicators are
illuminated at the same time, there is
a system failure. The status of the
system is not discernible, therefore
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Seats, restraints
no person is allowed to occupy the
front passenger seat. Contact
a workshop immediately.
Consult a workshop immediately if
neither of the two control indicators is
illuminated.
Change status only when the vehicle
is stopped with the ignition off.
Status remains until the next change.
Control indicators V and * for front
passenger airbag 3 78.
Child restraints
Child restraint systems
We recommend the Opel child
restraint system which is tailored
specifically to the vehicle.
When a child restraint system is being
used, pay attention to the following
usage and installation instructions
and also those supplied with the child
restraint system.
Always comply with local or national
regulations. In some countries, the
use of child restraint systems is
forbidden on certain seats.
9 Warning
When using a child restraint
system on the front passenger
seat, the airbag systems for the
front passenger seat must be
deactivated; if not, the triggering of
the airbags poses a risk of fatal
injury to the child.
This is especially the case if rearfacing child restraint systems are
used on the front passenger seat.
Selecting the right system
The rear seats are the most
convenient location to fasten a child
restraint system.
Children should travel facing
rearwards in the vehicle as long as
possible. This makes sure that the
child's backbone, which is still very
weak, is under less strain in the event
of an accident.
Children under the age of 12 years
that are smaller than 150 cm are only
allowed to travel in a restraint system
that is suitable for the child. Child
restraint systems that comply with
ECE 44-03 or ECE 44-04 are
suitable. Since the proper position of
the belt is rarely possible with a child
that is smaller than 150 cm, we
strongly advise the use of an
appropriate child restraint system,
even though this may, due to the age
of the child, no longer be legally
binding.
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Ensure that the child restraint system
to be installed is compatible with the
vehicle type.
Ensure that the mounting location of
the child restraint system within the
vehicle is correct.
Allow children to enter and exit the
vehicle only on the side facing away
from the traffic.
When the child restraint system is not
in use, secure the seat with a seat belt
or remove it from the vehicle.
Note
Do not stick anything on the child
restraint systems and do not cover
them with any other materials.
A child restraint system which has
been subjected to stress in an
accident must be replaced.
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Seats, restraints
Child restraint installation locations
Permissible options for fitting a child restraint system
On front passenger seat
Weight and age class
activated airbag deactivated airbag
On rear outboard seats
On rear centre seat
Group 0: up to 10 kg
or approx. 10 months
X
U1
U, <
X
Group 0+: up to 13 kg
or approx. 2 years
X
U1
U, <
X
Group I: 9 to 18 kg
or approx. 8 months to 4 years
X
U1
U, <
X
Group II: 15 to 25 kg
or approx. 3 to 7 years
X
X
U
X
Group III: 22 to 36 kg
or approx. 6 to 12 years
X
X
U
X
= Only if front passenger seat airbag system is deactivated 3 44. Child restraint system must be secured using a threepoint seat belt. Move seat height adjustment to uppermost position and ensure that vehicle seat belt runs forwards
from the upper anchorage point.
< = Vehicle seat with ISOFIX mounting available. When mounting with ISOFIX, only ISOFIX child restraint systems that
have been approved for the vehicle may be used.
U = Universal suitability in conjunction with three-point seat belt.
X = No child restraint system permitted in this weight and age class.
1
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Permissible options for fitting an ISOFIX child restraint system
On front
passenger seat
On rear
On rear
outboard seats centre seat
Weight and age class
Size class Fixture
Group 0: up to 10 kg or approx. 10 months
E
ISO/R1 X
IL
X
Group 0+: up to 13 kg or approx. 2 years
E
ISO/R1 X
IL
X
D
ISO/R2 X
IL
X
C
ISO/R3 X
IL
X
Group I: 9 to 18 kg or approx. 8 months to 4 years D
ISO/R2 X
IL
X
C
ISO/R3 X
IL
X
B
ISO/F2
X
IUF
X
B1
ISO/F2X X
IUF
X
A
ISO/F3
IUF
X
X
IL
= Suitable for particular ISOFIX restraint systems of the 'vehicle-specific', 'restricted' or 'semi-universal' categories.
The ISOFIX restraint system must be approved for the specific vehicle type.
IUF = Suitable for ISOFIX forward-facing child restraint systems of universal category approved for use in this weight and
age class.
X
= No ISOFIX child restraint system approved in this weight and age class.
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Seats, restraints
ISOFIX size class and seat device
A - ISO/F3
B - ISO/F2
B1 - ISO/F2X
C - ISO/R3
D - ISO/R2
E - ISO/R1
=
=
=
=
=
=
Forward-facing child restraint system for children of maximum size in the weight class 9 to 18 kg.
Forward-facing child restraint system for smaller children in the weight class 9 to 18 kg.
Forward-facing child restraint system for smaller children in the weight class 9 to 18 kg.
Rear-facing child restraint system for children of maximum size in the weight class up to 13 kg.
Rear-facing child restraint system for smaller children in the weight class up to 13 kg.
Rear-facing child restraint system for young children in the weight class up to 13 kg.
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Seats, restraints
ISOFIX child restraint
systems
Fasten vehicle-approved ISOFIX
child restraint systems to the ISOFIX
mounting brackets.
Permitted installation positions for
specific vehicle ISOFIX child restraint
systems are marked in the table by IL.
No more than two ISOFIX child
restraint systems can be installed on
the rear seats at the same time,
though not on the rear centre seat.
ISOFIX mounting brackets are
indicated by a label on the backrest.
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Top-tether fastening eyes
The Top-tether anchors located on
the rear of the backrests are designed
to hold child restraints which come
equipped with Top-tether anchor
attachments only. Follow the
instructions provided with the
Top-tether child restraint system.
For use of ISOFIX and Top-tether
fixings, universal ISOFIX child
restraint systems may be used.
Permitted installation positions are
marked in the table by IUF.
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Storage
Storage
Storage compartments
Glovebox
Storage compartments ................ 52
Load compartment ....................... 64
Roof rack system ......................... 68
Loading information ..................... 68
Lockable glovebox
Lock and unlock the glovebox with the
key.
Cupholders
Cupholders are located in the front of
the centre console.
The cupholder is flexible, allowing
different size drink containers to be
stored.
Additional cupholders are located in
the centre rear seat armrest. Fold
down the armrest to access the
cupholder.
The glovebox will illuminate when
opened.
The glovebox partition can be
removed from its groove. Store the
partition in the groove on the far lefthand side of the glovebox.
The glovebox should be closed whilst
driving.
Glovebox cooler 3 117.
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Storage
Front storage
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Coin storage
Sunglasses storage
Pull handle to open. Push door firmly
to close.
To open: push the rear part of the
cover.
To close: pull up cover and push it
until it latches into place.
Do not use for storing heavy objects.
Console net
Located in the front passenger foot
well.
Card holder
Located above the coin storage
compartment. A card can be retained
in the slot for convenient use.
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Storage
Underseat storage
Armrest storage
Front passenger seat undertray
Console box in front armrest
Pull up on front of tray then pull it
forwards. Push the tray towards the
seat to return it to its original position.
To open: pull up lower lever and lift
the lid.
To close: lower lid and push it down
until it latches into position.
To use the tray: ensure armrest is in
its rearmost position, pull up on upper
lever and lift the lid.
Centre console storage
Located in rear of centre console.
To open: press button above the
storage compartment.
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Storage
Rear carrier system
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There must not be any objects on the
bicycles that could become loose
during transportation.
Caution
Do not attach bicycles with carbon
pedal cranks to bicycle carriers.
The bicycles might get damaged.
Extending
Open the tailgate.
The rear carrier system (Flex-Fix
system) allows up to two bicycles to
be attached to a pull-out carrier
integrated into the vehicle floor.
The maximum load is 40 kg. The
maximum load per bicycle is 20 kg.
If not in use, the carrier system can be
slid back into the vehicle floor.
A multifunction box is offered as an
accessory for the rear carrier system.
The transportation of other objects is
not permitted.
9 Warning
No-one should be in the extension
zone of the rear carrier system,
risk of injury.
Raise release lever. The system
disengages and travels quickly out of
the bumper.
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Storage
Completely pull out the rear carrier
system until it engages.
Ensure that it is not possible to push
in the rear carrier system without
pulling the release lever again.
Pull up license plate holder and fully
insert the holder supports into the
retainers.
Install the tail lamps
9 Warning
It is only permissible to fit objects
to the rear carrier system if the
system has been correctly
engaged. If the rear carrier system
will not engage correctly, do not fit
objects to the system and slide the
system back. Seek the assistance
of a workshop.
Open out the bulb holder on the back
of the tail lamp completely.
First remove the rear (1), then the
front (2) tail lamp from the recesses.
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Storage
Push the clamping lever and push the
bulb holder into the retainer until it hits
the stop.
Perform this procedure for both tail
lamps.
Check the cable and lamp position to
make sure these are correctly
installed and are securely located.
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Lock the rear carrier system
Unfold pedal crank recesses
Swivel the left clamping lever (1) back
first, followed by the right clamping
lever (2) until they stop. Both
clamping levers must point
backwards, otherwise safe
functionality is not guaranteed.
Fold one or both pedal crank
recesses upwards until the diagonal
support engages.
Note
Close the tailgate!
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Storage
Adapting the rear carrier system
to a bicycle
Remove the pedal crank mounts from
the pedal crank recesses.
With the rotary lever on the pedal
crank recess, roughly adapt the
adjustable pedal crank unit to the
protrusion of the pedal crank.
If the bicycle has straight pedal
cranks, unscrew the pedal crank unit
completely (position 5).
If the bicycle has curved pedal
cranks, screw in the pedal crank unit
all the way (position 1).
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Storage
Press the release lever and withdraw
the wheel recesses.
Push the release lever on the strap
retainer and remove the strap
retainer.
Prepare the bicycle for
attachment
Note
The maximum width for the pedal
crank is 38,3 mm and the maximum
depth is 14,4 mm.
Rotate the left pedal (without a chain
cog) vertically downwards. The pedal
on the left pedal crank must be
horizontal.
The front bicycle must have its front
wheel facing left.
The rear bicycle must have its front
wheel facing right.
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Attaching a bicycle to the rear
carrier system
Put on the bicycle. The pedal crank
here must be placed in the pedal
crank recess opening as shown in the
illustration.
Caution
Make sure that the pedal does not
touch the surface of the rear end
carrier. Otherwise the bicycle
crankset might be damaged
during transport.
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Storage
Attach the pedal crank by rotating the
attachment screw on the pedal crank
mount.
Insert pedal crank mount into outer
rail of each pedal crank recess from
above and slide downwards as far as
it will go.
Place the wheel recesses such that
the bicycle is more or less horizontal.
Here, the distance between the
pedals and the tailgate should be at
least 5 cm.
Both bicycle tyres must be in the
wheel recesses. In order to prevent
damage, neither the pedal bearing
housing on the bicycle nor the pedal
crank is allowed to be touching the
pedal crank recess.
Align the bicycle in the longitudinal
direction of the vehicle: Slightly
loosen the pedal mount.
Place the bicycle upright using the
rotary lever on the pedal crank
recess.
If two bicycles obstruct one another,
the relative positions of the bicycles
can be adapted by adjusting the
wheel recesses and the rotary lever
on the pedal crank recess until the
bicycles no longer touch one another.
Make sure there is sufficient
clearance from the vehicle.
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Storage
Tighten the attachment screw for the
pedal bearing mount to its maximum
point by hand.
Secure both bicycle wheels to wheel
recesses using strap retainers.
Check the bicycle to make sure it is
secure.
The settings for the wheel recesses
and on the rotary lever on the pedal
crank recess should be noted and
saved for each bicycle. Correct
presetting will facilitate refitting of the
bicycle.
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Removing a bicycle from the
rear carrier system
Retracting the rear carrier
system
Undo strap retainers on both bicycle
tyres.
Hold on to the bicycle, loosen the
attachment screw for the pedal
bearing mount, then lift the pedal
bearing mount to remove it.
Push the pedal crank mounts into the
pedal crank recess as shown in the
illustration.
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Storage
Press release lever and slide in wheel
recesses all the way as far as they will
go.
Insert the strap retainer and pull
tightly downwards as far as possible.
Disengage the locking lever on the
diagonal support and fold both pedal
crank recesses down.
Swivel first the right clamping lever
(1) forwards, followed by the left
clamping lever (2), until they can be
engaged in their respective recesses.
9 Warning
Risk of pinching.
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Storage
Push the clamping lever and pull both
lamp supports out of the recesses.
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Raise the release lever up and push
the system into the bumper until it
engages.
Release lever must return to original
position.
9 Warning
If the system cannot be correctly
engaged, please seek the
assistance of a workshop.
Pull up license plate holder and fold
down into horizontal position.
Fold in the bulb holders on the backs
of the tail lamps.
First place the front tail lamp (1), then
the rear tail lamp (2) in the recesses
and push down as far as possible.
Push cables all the way into all guides
in order to prevent damage.
Open the tailgate.
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Storage
Load compartment
Closing the cover
Removing the cover
Pull load compartment cover towards
rear of vehicle using handle and insert
retainers into brackets on either side
of load compartment.
Open load compartment cover. Pull
socket on either side of cover towards
centre of vehicle, lift and remove
cover from the side guides.
Fit in reverse order.
Storage compartments in the
load compartment
Located on both sides of the load
compartment floor.
Load compartment cover
Do not place any objects on the cover.
Opening the cover
Remove load compartment cover
from side brackets. The cover rolls up
automatically.
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Storage
Rear floor storage cover
To access the rear floor storage
compartment, push both levers on the
floor cover towards the handle and
pull up the cover by the handle.
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Lashing eyes
Hang the hook to the upper part of the
tailgate opening.
Caution
Do not allow objects to protrude
above the top of the rear floor
storage compartment, to avoid
damage to the storage area and
the load compartment floor.
Jack and vehicle tools 3 166.
Tyre repair kit 3 172.
Temporary spare wheel 3 177.
The lashing eyes are designed to
secure items against slippage, e.g.
using lashing straps or a luggage floor
net.
Two additional lashing eyes are
located in front of the rear seats for
fitting a safety net 3 67.
Designed for carrying small, light
items only, a luggage floor net helps
keep loads from moving during sharp
turns or quick starts and stops.
To install: attach the four net hooks to
the lashing eyes mounted on the load
compartment floor.
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Storage
Cargo management
system
Variable partition net
The FlexOrganizer is a flexible
system for dividing the load
compartment or securing loads.
The system consists of:
■ adapters,
■ variable partition net,
■ mesh pockets,
■ hooks.
The components are fitted in two
guide rails in the side walls of the load
compartment using adapters and
hooks.
To remove, press the net rod together
and remove from the adapters. Fold
open the adapter handle plate,
disengage from lower groove and
then from upper groove.
Hooks and mesh pocket
Insert an adapter into each rail: fold
open the handle plate, insert adapter
into upper and lower groove of rail
and move to required position.
Turn handle plate upwards to lock the
adapter. The rods of the net must be
extended before inserting into the
adapters: pull out all of the end pieces
and lock by rotating clockwise.
To install, push rods together a little
and insert into the relevant openings
in the adapters. The longer rod must
be inserted into the upper adapter.
Insert the hooks in the desired
position in the rails: insert the hook in
the upper groove on the rail and press
in the lower groove.
The mesh pocket can be hung from
the hooks.
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Storage
Safety net
The safety net can be mounted
behind the rear seats or, if the rear
seat backrests are folded down, in
front of the rear seats.
Passengers must not be transported
behind the safety net.
Fitting
When fitting in front of the rear seats,
push head restraints of the rear seats
down and fold down rear seat
backrests 3 37.
Open aperture covers on the roof
frame and insert top corners of safety
net into large apertures in roof frame
and secure by sliding them into the
smaller apertures.
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9 Warning
Do not stack loads higher than the
upper end of the safety net.
Avoid applying excessive force to
the safety net or hanging heavy
items from it.
Do not place loads behind the
safety net which have sharp edges
that could pass through the net in
the event of heavy braking, for
example.
Removing
Loosen straps by pulling up strap
adjusters and remove the strap hooks
from the lashing eyes. Pull top
corners of safety net from the smaller
apertures into the larger apertures
and remove.
There are four installation openings in
the roof frame, two located in front of
and two behind the rear seats.
When fitting behind the rear seats,
remove the load compartment cover
3 64.
In front of and behind the rear seats
on both sides of the vehicle are the
hook holders (lashing eyes) for the
lower strap hooks. Hang strap hooks
in the two lashing eyes. Pull on the
straps to take up any slack.
Warning triangle
Stow the warning triangle below the
floor cover in the load compartment.
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Storage
First aid kit
Stow the first aid kit below the floor
cover in the load compartment.
Roof rack system
Loading information
Roof rack
■ Heavy objects in the load
compartment should be evenly
distributed and placed as far
forward as possible. Ensure the
backrests are securely engaged. If
objects can be stacked, the heavier
objects should be placed at the
bottom.
With rear seats in the folded
position, or with safety net installed
behind rear seats, objects must not
be stacked higher than the seat
backrests.
■ Secure objects with lashing straps
attached to lashing eyes 3 65.
■ Secure loose objects in the load
compartment using FlexOrganizer
or a luggage floor net to prevent
sliding.
■ When transporting objects in the
load compartment, fit the safety net
3 67. The backrests of the rear
seats must not be angled forward.
For safety reasons and to avoid
damage to the roof, the vehicle
approved roof rack system is
recommended.
Fasten the roof rack to the roof rails
following the instructions that
accompany the system, ensuring that
the roof load is evenly distributed over
the side or cross rails.
Loads must not be placed on the roof
surface. To prevent damage or loss,
check frequently that roof loads are
securely fastened.
Driving with a roof load affects the
vehicle centre of gravity; drive
carefully in crosswinds and do not
drive at high speeds.
Remove the roof rack when not in
use.
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Storage
■ Do not allow the load to protrude
above the upper edge of the
backrests.
■ Do not place any objects on the
load compartment cover or the
instrument panel, and do not cover
the sensor on top of the instrument
panel.
■ The load must not obstruct the
operation of the pedals, electrical
parking brake and gear selector, or
hinder the freedom of movement of
the driver. Do not place any
unsecured objects in the interior.
■ Do not drive with an open load
compartment.
■ The payload is the difference
between the permitted gross
vehicle weight (see identification
plate 3 189) and the EC kerb
weight.
To calculate the EC kerb weight,
enter the data for your vehicle in the
Weights table at the front of this
manual.
The EC kerb weight includes
weights for the driver (68 kg),
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luggage (7 kg) and all fluids (tank
90 % full).
Optional equipment and
accessories increase the kerb
weight.
■ Driving with a roof load increases
the sensitivity of the vehicle to
cross-winds and has a detrimental
effect on vehicle handling due to
the vehicle's higher centre of
gravity. Distribute the load evenly
and secure it properly with retaining
straps. Adjust the tyre pressure and
vehicle speed according to the load
conditions. Check and retighten the
straps frequently.
The permissible roof load is
100 kg. The roof load is the
combined weight of the roof rack
and the load.
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Instruments and controls
Instruments and
controls
Controls
Steering wheel controls
Steering wheel adjustment
Controls ....................................... 70
Warning lights, gauges and
indicators ..................................... 77
Information displays ..................... 88
Vehicle messages ........................ 96
Trip computer ............................... 97
Unlock lever, adjust steering wheel,
then engage lever and ensure it is
fully locked.
Do not adjust steering wheel unless
vehicle is stationary and steering
wheel lock has been released.
The Infotainment system can be
operated via the controls on the
steering wheel.
Further information is available in the
Infotainment system instruction
manual.
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Instruments and controls
Horn
Windscreen wiper/washer
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Adjustable wiper interval
Windscreen wiper
Press j.
& = fast
% = slow
$ = timed interval wiping or
automatic wiping with rain
sensor
§ = off
For a single wipe when the
windscreen wiper is off, press the
lever down.
Do not use if the windscreen is frozen.
Switch off in car washes.
To set the wiping interval to a value
between 1 and 10 seconds:
■ Switch on ignition.
■ Push lever down from position §.
■ Wait until wiping frequency reaches
the desired interval.
■ Set lever to position $.
The interval remains stored until the
next change or until the ignition is
switched off. Switching the ignition on
and moving the lever to $ sets the
interval to 3.5 seconds.
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Instruments and controls
In this mode, wiping frequency is also
affected by vehicle speed. As vehicle
speed increases, wiping will become
more frequent.
Automatic wiping with rain sensor
$ = automatic wiping with rain
sensor
The rain sensor detects the amount of
water on the windscreen and
automatically regulates the frequency
of the windscreen wiper.
The wiper operates for one cycle to
check the system when the key is
turned to ignition switch position
ACC.
To turn wiper off, move lever to
position §.
Keep the rain sensor area clean by
activating the windscreen washer
system.
Windscreen and headlight
washer
Pull lever. Washer fluid is sprayed
onto the windscreen.
If the lever is held longer, the wiper
operates for two cycles after the lever
has been released and once more
after a 3 second delay.
If the headlights are on, washer fluid
is also sprayed onto the headlights.
The headlight washer system can
only be operated again after a short
delay. If washer fluid level is low then
this delay is increased.
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Instruments and controls
Control indicator G illuminates in the
instrument cluster when the washer
fluid level is low.
Wiper activated lighting
With light switch in the AUTO
position, when the windscreen wiper
is operated for 8 cycles or more the
exterior lights illuminate
automatically.
Rear window wiper/washer
Move lever to activate the rear
window wiper:
Push lever = wiper on
Pull lever = wiper off
To activate rear window washer
system, press and hold button on end
of lever. Washer fluid is sprayed onto
rear window and the wiper wipes
a few times when the button is
released.
Do not use if the windscreen is frozen.
Switch off in car washes.
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A drop in temperature is indicated
immediately and a rise in temperature
after a time delay.
If outside temperature drops to 3 °C,
the symbol : illuminates in the
Board-Info-Display as a warning for
icy road conditions. : remains
illuminated until outside temperature
reaches at least 5 °C.
Outside temperature
In vehicles with Graphic-Info-Display
or Colour-Info-Display, a message
appears on the display as a warning
for icy road conditions. There is no
message below -5 °C.
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Instruments and controls
Automatic time synchronisation
9 Warning
Board-Info-Display
The road surface may already be
icy even though the display
indicates a few degrees above
0 °C.
Clock
Graphic-Info-Display,
Colour-Info-Display 3 91.
Date and time are shown in the
Info-Display.
Board-Info-Display 3 88.
The RDS (Radio Data System) signal
of most VHF transmitters
automatically sets the time, identified
by } in the display.
Some RDS transmitters do not send
a correct time signal. In such cases,
switch off automatic time
synchronisation and set the time
manually.
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Deactivate (Clock Sync.Off) or
activate (Clock Sync.on) automatic
time synchronisation with the arrow
buttons on the Infotainment system.
To set date and time manually, select
the menu item for time and date
setting from the Settings menu and
make the desired setting. The value
ready for modification is marked with
arrows. Use the arrow buttons to
make the required setting. The setting
is saved when the menu item is
exited.
To correct time with the help of RDS,
select the menu item for time
synchronisation from the Settings
menu and make the desired setting.
Board-Info-Display 3 88.
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Graphic-Info-Display, Colour-InfoDisplay
To set date and time manually, select
menu item Time, Date from the
Settings menu. The menu is
displayed. Select the menu items
required and make the desired
setting.
To correct time with the help of RDS,
select menu item Synchron. clock
automatical. from the Time, Date
menu. The box in front of Synchron.
clock automatical. will be checked.
Graphic-Info-Display,
Colour-Info-Display 3 91.
With the navigation system, date and
time are set automatically upon
receipt of a GPS satellite signal. If the
displayed time does not match local
time, it can be corrected manually or
automatically by receiving an RDS
time signal.
Some RDS transmitters do not send
a correct time signal. In such cases,
switch off automatic time
synchronisation and set the time
manually.
Power outlets
The socket for the cigarette lighter
can be used to connect electrical
accessories.
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Instruments and controls
A 12 Volt power outlet is located in the
rear centre console.
An additional 12 Volt power outlet is
located on the right-hand side of the
load compartment.
Pull the cap out to use the accessory
socket, and replace the cap when not
in use.
Do not exceed the maximum power
consumption of 120 watts.
Operational with ignition switch in
positions ACC or ON. Use of
accessory sockets while the engine is
not running will discharge the battery.
Electrical accessories that are
connected must comply with the
electromagnetic compatibility
requirements laid down in
DIN VDE 40 839.
Do not connect any current-delivering
accessories, e.g. electrical charging
devices or batteries.
Do not damage the outlet by using
unsuitable plugs.
Cigarette lighter
The cigarette lighter is located in the
front centre console.
With ignition switch in position ACC or
ON, press in cigarette lighter. Heating
switches off automatically once the
element is glowing. Pull out lighter.
Ashtrays
Caution
To be used only for ash and not for
combustible rubbish.
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The portable front ashtray can be
placed in the front console cupholder.
To open: gently lift up lid. Illuminates
depending on outside light conditions.
To empty: rotate upper part of ashtray
anticlockwise and remove. After use,
close lid firmly.
To replace battery: remove screw on
ashtray lid and replace with CR 2032
(or equivalent) battery.
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and indicators
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Odometer
Speedometer
The bottom line displays the recorded
distance.
Indicates vehicle speed.
Trip odometer
The top line displays the recorded
distance since the last reset.
There are two independent trip
odometers. Press the trip odometer
button once to toggle between
Trip A and Trip B.
To reset, hold the trip odometer
button depressed for a few seconds
with the ignition on.
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Instruments and controls
Tachometer
Fuel gauge
Transmission display
Displays the engine speed.
Drive in a low engine speed range for
each gear as much as possible.
Displays the fuel level in the tank.
Control indicator Y illuminates if the
level in the tank is low. Refuel
immediately 3 139.
Never run the tank dry. Erratic fuel
supply can cause catalytic converter
to overheat 3 123.
Diesel engines: if the tank has been
run dry, bleed the fuel system 3 151.
Because of the fuel remaining in the
tank, the top-up quantity may be less
than the specified tank capacity
3 194.
Displays the mode or selected gear
with automatic transmission.
P = park position
R = reverse gear
N = neutral
D = drive position (automatic
mode)
1-6 = selected gear in manual mode
Caution
If the needle is in the red warning
zone, the maximum permitted
engine speed is exceeded. Engine
at risk.
Control indicators
The control indicators described are
not present in all vehicles. The
description applies to all instrument
versions.
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When the ignition is switched on,
most control indicators will illuminate
briefly as a functionality test.
The control indicator colours mean:
red
= danger, important
reminder
yellow = warning, information, fault
green = confirmation of activation
blue
= confirmation of activation
Control indicators on the
instrument panel
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* illuminates yellow.
The front passenger airbag is
deactivated 3 44.
9 Danger
Risk of fatal injury for a child using
a child restraint system together
with activated front passenger
airbag.
Risk of fatal injury for an adult
person with deactivated front
passenger airbag.
V illuminates yellow.
The front passenger airbag is
activated.
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Instruments and controls
Control indicators in the instrument cluster
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Instruments and controls
Turn signal
O illuminates or flashes green.
The relevant control indicator flashes
when the turn signal is switched on
3 105.
Rapid flashing: failure of a turn signal
bulb or the associated fuse or failure
of a turn signal light on trailer.
Both control indicators flash when the
hazard warning flashers are active
3 104.
Bulb replacement 3 152, Fuses
3 159.
Turn signals 3 105.
Seat belt reminder
X illuminates or flashes red.
When the engine is running, if driver's
seat belt is not engaged, X will flash
for 90 seconds then illuminate until
seat belt is fastened.
If vehicle speed exceeds 22 km/h, X
will flash for 90 seconds along with
a warning chime and remains
illuminated until seat belt is fastened.
Fastening the seat belt 3 39.
Front passenger seat belt reminder k
3 40.
Airbag and belt tensioners
v illuminates red.
When the ignition is switched on, v
flashes briefly. If it does not flash,
stays lit or flashes during driving,
there is a fault with the belt
pretensioners or the airbag system.
Seek the assistance of a workshop.
The airbags and belt pretensioners
may fail to trigger in the event of an
accident.
Deployment of the belt pretensioners
or airbags is indicated by continuous
illumination of v.
9 Warning
Have the cause of the fault
remedied immediately by
a workshop.
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Charging system
p illuminates red.
Illuminates when the ignition is
switched on and extinguishes shortly
after the engine starts. If it does not
illuminate, seek the assistance of
a workshop.
Illuminates when the engine is
running
Stop vehicle and switch off engine.
Battery is not charging. Engine
cooling may be interrupted. The
brake servo unit may cease to be
effective.
Interrupt your journey immediately.
Remove key and check drive belt
condition and tensioning before
seeking the assistance of
a workshop.
Malfunction indicator light
Z illuminates or flashes yellow.
Belt pretensioners, airbag system
3 39, 3 42.
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Instruments and controls
Illuminates when the ignition is
switched on and extinguishes shortly
after the engine starts. If it does not
illuminate, seek the assistance of
a workshop.
Can illuminate briefly when driving;
this is normal and does not indicate
a system fault.
Illuminates when the engine is
running
Fault in the emission control system.
The permitted emission limits may be
exceeded. Fuel economy and vehicle
driveability may be impaired. Seek
the assistance of a workshop
immediately.
Control indicator Z also illuminates if
there is a fault in the diesel particle
filter 3 122 or with the automatic
transmission 3 126. Seek the
assistance of a workshop as soon as
possible.
Ensure the fuel filler cap is screwed in
completely 3 139.
Flashes when the engine is
running
Fault that could lead to catalytic
converter damage 3 123. Ease up on
the accelerator until the flashing
stops. Seek the assistance of
a workshop immediately.
Service vehicle soon
g illuminates yellow.
Illuminates when the engine is
running to indicate a fault in the
engine or transmission electronics.
The electronics switch to an
emergency running programme, fuel
consumption may be increased and
vehicle handling may be impaired.
In some cases, the fault can be
eliminated by switching the engine off
and back on again. If g illuminates
again after restarting the engine, the
vehicle may need a service.
Have the cause of the fault eliminated
by a workshop.
Brake system
R illuminates red.
Illuminates when the ignition is
switched on and extinguishes shortly
after the engine starts. If it does not
illuminate, stop and seek the
assistance of a workshop.
If it stays lit while the engine is
running, the brakes do not operate as
normal, or leaks are found in the
brake system, do not attempt to drive
the vehicle. Have the vehicle towed to
a workshop for inspection and repair.
9 Warning
Stop. Do not continue your
journey. Consult a workshop.
Illuminates when engine is running if
fluid level for brake hydraulics is too
low 3 150.
Brake system 3 130.
Electrical parking brake
m illuminates or flashes red.
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When the engine is started, m
illuminates briefly. If it does not
illuminate, seek the assistance of
a workshop.
Illuminates
Electrical parking brake is applied
3 131.
Flashes
Electrical parking brake is not fully
applied or released.
Switch on ignition, depress brake
pedal and attempt to reset the system
by first releasing and then re-applying
the electrical parking brake.
If m remains flashing, do not drive
and seek the assistance of
a workshop.
Electrical parking brake
fault
j illuminates yellow.
When the ignition is switched on, j
illuminates briefly. If it does not
illuminate, seek the assistance of
a workshop.
Illuminates
Electrical parking brake is operating
with degraded performance 3 131.
9 Warning
Have the cause of the fault
remedied immediately by
a workshop.
Antilock brake system
(ABS)
u illuminates yellow.
The system is ready for operation
when the control indicator
extinguishes.
If the control indicator does not
illuminate when the ignition is
switched on, stays lit or illuminates
during driving, there is a fault in the
ABS. The brake system remains
operational but without ABS
regulation.
If control indicator u illuminates
during driving along with brake
system control indicator R, there is
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a serious fault in the brake system.
Have the system checked
immediately by a workshop.
Antilock brake system 3 130.
Upshift
[ illuminates green.
Upshifting is recommended for fuel
saving purposes.
All wheel drive
B illuminates or flashes yellow.
Illuminates briefly when the ignition is
switched on. If it does not illuminate,
seek the assistance of a workshop.
Flashes briefly when the engine
is running
The system is temporarily disabled.
Flashes continuously when the
engine is running
System fault. Seek the assistance of
a workshop immediately.
All wheel drive 3 128.
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Instruments and controls
Descent control system
u illuminates yellow and/or green.
Both the yellow and green control
indicators illuminate briefly when the
ignition is switched on.
Green
Illuminates when system is ready for
operation.
Flashes during driving when system
is in operation, after pressing the u
button.
When the ignition is switched on, 2
illuminates briefly. If it does not
illuminate, stays lit or illuminates
during driving, there is a fault in the
system. Seek the assistance of
a workshop.
Power steering 3 119.
Ultrasonic parking assist
Flashes to indicate system is not
ready for conditions to operate.
Illuminates to indicate there is a fault
in the system.
If it flashes or illuminates during
driving, friction material needs to cool
down: drive the vehicle without
braking as much as possible.
Descent control system 3 134.
r illuminates yellow.
Fault in system
or
Fault due to sensors that are dirty or
covered by ice or snow
or
Interference due to external sources
of ultrasound. Once the source of
interference is removed, the system
will operate normally.
Have the cause of the fault in the
system remedied by a workshop.
Ultrasonic parking assist 3 137.
Power steering
Electronic Stability Control
2 illuminates yellow.
b illuminates or flashes yellow.
Yellow
When the engine is started, b
illuminates briefly. If it does not
illuminate, seek the assistance of
a workshop.
Illuminates
Fault in the system. Continued driving
is possible. Driving stability, however,
may deteriorate depending on road
surface conditions.
Have the cause of the fault remedied
by a workshop.
Flashes
The system is actively engaged.
Engine output may be reduced and
the vehicle may be braked
automatically to a small degree.
Electronic Stability Control 3 133.
Electronic Stability Control
off
t illuminates yellow.
When the ignition is switched on, t
illuminates briefly. If it does not
illuminate, seek the assistance of
a workshop.
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Illuminates when ESC has been
switched off manually by pressing
button t on the centre console.
Electronic Stability Control 3 133.
Engine coolant
temperature
W illuminates red.
When the engine is started, W
illuminates briefly. If it does not
illuminate, seek the assistance of
a workshop.
Illuminates when the engine is
running
Stop vehicle and switch off engine.
Caution
Coolant temperature too high.
Check coolant level 3 148.
If there is sufficient coolant, seek the
assistance of a workshop.
Preheating
! illuminates yellow.
Preheating is activated. Only
activates when outside temperature
is low.
If it illuminates during driving or if the
engine cannot be started, seek the
assistance of a workshop as soon as
possible.
Starting the engine 3 120.
Diesel particle filter
% illuminates or flashes yellow.
The diesel particle filter requires
cleaning.
Continue driving until %
extinguishes. If possible, do not allow
engine speed to drop below
2000 rpm.
Illuminates during driving
The diesel particle filter is full. Start
cleaning process as soon as
possible.
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Flashes during driving
The maximum filling level of the filter
is reached. Start cleaning process
immediately to avoid damage to the
engine.
Diesel particle filter 3 122.
Engine oil pressure
I illuminates red.
Illuminates when the ignition is
switched on and extinguishes shortly
after the engine starts. If it does not
illuminate, seek the assistance of
a workshop.
Illuminates when the engine is
running
Caution
Engine lubrication may be
interrupted. This may result in
damage to the engine and/or
locking of the drive wheels.
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Instruments and controls
1. Depress clutch.
2. Select neutral gear, set selector
lever to N.
3. Move out of the flow of traffic as
quickly as possible without
impeding other vehicles.
4. Switch off ignition.
9 Warning
When the engine is off,
considerably more force is needed
to brake and steer.
Do not remove key until vehicle is
stationary, otherwise the steering
wheel lock could engage
unexpectedly.
Check oil level before seeking the
assistance of a workshop 3 147.
Low engine oil level
S illuminates yellow.
When the ignition is switched on, S
illuminates briefly. If it does not
illuminate, seek the assistance of
a workshop.
Illuminates during driving
Oil level is low: top up oil to specified
level 3 147.
Change engine oil
Engine oil life monitor
C illuminates yellow.
When the engine is started, C
illuminates briefly. If it does not
illuminate, seek the assistance of
a workshop.
The engine oil life monitor lets you
know when to change the oil. Control
indicator C illuminates to indicate
that engine oil life has been
diminished and the oil needs
changing.
Based on driving conditions, the
interval at which an oil change will be
indicated can vary considerably.
Change oil within 1000 km. Engine
power may be decreased.
Once the engine oil has been
changed 3 147, the engine oil life
monitor needs to be reset. Seek the
assistance of a workshop.
Fuel economy mode
s illuminates green.
Illuminates when fuel ecomony mode
is switched on 3 125.
Low fuel
Y illuminates yellow.
When the engine is started, Y
illuminates briefly. If it does not
illuminate, seek the assistance of
a workshop.
Illuminates during driving when fuel
level in tank is too low. Refuel
immediately 3 139.
Never run the tank dry. Erratic fuel
supply can cause catalytic converter
to overheat 3 123.
Diesel engines: if the tank has been
run dry, bleed the fuel system 3 151.
Fuel tank capacity 3 194.
Drain fuel filter
N illuminates yellow.
Illuminates when water level in diesel
fuel filter exceeds a specified level.
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Residual water in the diesel fuel filter
must be drained 3 151. Seek the
assistance of a workshop as soon as
possible.
Immobiliser
d illuminates red.
When the engine is started, d
illuminates briefly. If it does not
illuminate, seek the assistance of
a workshop.
Illuminates to indicate a fault in the
immobiliser system. The engine
cannot be started.
Electronic immobiliser 3 26.
Apply footbrake
- illuminates yellow.
Brake pedal needs to be depressed
to release the electrical parking brake
3 131.
High beam
C illuminates blue.
Illuminated when high beam is on and
during headlight flash 3 103.
Automatic headlight
levelling system
q illuminates yellow
Illuminates during driving to indicate
a fault that requires immediate
attention. Seek the assistance of
a workshop as soon as possible.
Automatic headlight range
adjustment 3 103.
Fog light
> illuminates green.
Illuminates when the front fog lights
are switched on 3 105.
Rear fog light
r illuminates yellow.
Illuminates when the rear fog light is
switched on 3 106.
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Low washer fluid
G illuminates yellow.
Illuminates when the washer fluid
level is low.
Washer fluid 3 149.
Cruise control
m illuminates yellow or green.
Illuminates yellow
The system is ready for operation.
Illuminates green
A certain speed is stored.
Cruise control 3 135.
Speed warning
W illuminates yellow.
In vehicles equipped with the
overspeed warning light, when
vehicle speed exceeds 120 km/h,
control indicator W flashes,
accompanied by a warning chime, to
warn the driver to reduce speed as
appropriate.
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Instruments and controls
Trailer indicator
g illuminates green.
Illuminates when a trailer is
connected to the vehicle 3 141.
Door open
Information displays
Board-Info-Display
The Info-Display is located in the
instrument panel above the
Infotainment system.
9 illuminates red.
Illuminates when a door is open or not
securely latched.
Selecting functions
Tailgate open
1 illuminates red.
Illuminates when tailgate is open or
not securely latched 3 22.
Anti-theft alarm system
a illuminates yellow.
Illuminates when alarm system
monitoring of the passenger
compartment and vehicle inclination
has been switched off with button
a in the roof lining.
Anti-theft alarm system 3 23.
The Info-Display is located in the
instrument panel above the
Infotainment system.
An F in the display indicates a fault.
Have the cause of the fault remedied
by a workshop.
Trip computer, Board-Info-Display
3 97.
Info-Display indicates:
■ time 3 74
■ outside temperature 3 73
■ date 3 74
■ Infotainment system - see
Infotainment system instruction
manual
Functions and settings of the
Infotainment system can be accessed
via the Info-Display.
Functions are selected and executed
in the menu on the display using the
arrow buttons on the Infotainment
system or the left adjuster wheel on
the steering wheel.
If a check control warning message
appears on the Info-Display, the
display is blocked from other
functions. Acknowledge the message
by pressing the OK button or the left
adjuster wheel. If there are several
warning messages, acknowledge
them one at a time.
Check control 3 96.
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Select using the Infotainment system
buttons
Select using the left adjuster wheel on
the steering wheel
In the Settings menu, use the OK
button to call up the required function.
Use the arrow buttons to change
settings.
In the BC menu, use the OK button to
call up the required function. Use the
OK button to operate the stop watch
or restart measurement and
calculation.
Turn the adjuster wheel to call up the
required function.
Press the adjuster wheel to open the
BC menu, to select marked items and
confirm commands. In the BC menu
press to operate the stop watch or
restart measurement and calculation.
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System settings
Press the Settings button of the
Infotainment system. Menu item
Audio then opens.
Call up System with the left arrow
button and select with the OK button.
The first function of the System menu
is highlighted. Some of the functions
appear on the display in an
abbreviated form.
The functions are displayed in the
following order:
■ Time synchronisation
■ Time, setting hours
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Instruments and controls
Time, setting minutes
Date, setting day
Date, setting month
Date, setting year
Ignition logic
Language selection
Setting units of measure
Automatic time synchronisation
The RDS (Radio Data System) signal
of most VHF transmitters
automatically sets the time, identified
by } in the display.
Some transmitters do not send
a correct time signal. In such cases,
switch off automatic time
synchronisation and set the time
manually.
Deactivate (Clock Sync.Off) or
activate (Clock Sync.on) automatic
time synchronisation with the arrow
buttons.
The value ready for modification is
marked with arrows. Use the arrow
buttons to make the required setting.
The setting is saved when the menu
item is exited.
Setting date and time
Language selection
To set date and time manually, select
the menu item for time and date
settings and make the desired
setting.
The display language for some
functions can be selected.
Select the required language with the
arrow buttons.
Ignition logic
See Infotainment system instruction
manual.
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Setting units of measure
Select the required unit of
measurement with the arrow buttons.
Graphic-Info-Display,
Colour-Info-Display
Depending on the vehicle
configuration the vehicle has
a Graphic-Info-Display or
Colour-Info-Display. The
Info-Display is located in the
instrument panel above the
Infotainment system.
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The type of information and how it is
displayed depends on the equipment
of the vehicle and the settings of the
trip computer and Infotainment
system. Some information appears
on the display in an abbreviated form.
An F in the display indicates a fault.
Have the cause of the fault remedied
by a workshop.
Trip computer, Graphic-Info-Display,
Colour-Info-Display 3 98.
Info-Display indicates:
■ time 3 74
■ outside temperature 3 73
■ date 3 74
■ Infotainment and navigation
systems - see Infotainment system
instruction manual
■ system settings
The Info-Display is located in the
instrument panel above the
Infotainment system. The
Graphic-Info-Display presents the
information in monochrome. The
Colour-Info-Display presents the
information in colour.
Selecting functions
The functions and settings of the
Infotainment system can be accessed
via the Info-Display.
Functions are selected and executed
in the menu on the display using the
arrow buttons and the central
multifunction knob on the
Infotainment system or the left
adjuster wheel on the steering wheel.
If a check control warning message
appears on the Info-Display, the
display is blocked from other
functions. Acknowledge the message
by pressing an arrow button, the
multifunction knob or the left adjuster
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Instruments and controls
wheel. If there are several warning
messages, acknowledge them one at
a time.
Check control 3 96.
Select using the Infotainment
system buttons
Select a function via the Infotainment
system arrow buttons. The menu of
the selected function is displayed.
Turn
■ To mark a menu option
■ To set a numeric value or to display
a menu option
Press
■ To select or activate the marked
option
■ To confirm a set value
■ To switch a system function on/off
To exit a menu, turn the multifunction
knob left or right to Return or Main and
select.
Select using the left adjuster
wheel on the steering wheel
Turn the adjuster wheel to call up the
required function.
Press the adjuster wheel to select
marked items and confirm
commands. Press to operate the stop
watch or restart measurement and
calculation.
Trip computer 3 98.
Select using the central
multifunction knob
The multifunction knob is the central
control element for the menus:
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Function areas
System settings
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■ Contrast
■ Day / Night
■ Ignition logic
Setting date and time
For each function area there is a main
page (Main), which is selected at the
top edge of the display:
■ Audio,
■ Navigation,
■ Telephone,
■ Trip computer.
See Infotainment system instruction
manual for further information.
The settings are accessed via the
Settings menu. Press the Main button
(not found on all Infotainment
systems) on the Infotainment system,
to call up main display. Press the
Settings button. On Infotainment
System CD 30, ensure no menu has
been selected. The Settings menu is
displayed.
The functions are displayed in the
following order:
■ Time, Date
■ Language
■ Units
With the navigation system, date and
time are set automatically upon
receipt of a GPS satellite signal. If the
displayed time does not match local
time, it can be corrected manually or
automatically by receiving an RDS
time signal.
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Instruments and controls
Some RDS transmitters do not send
a correct time signal. In such cases,
switch off automatic time
synchronisation and set the time
manually.
To set date and time manually, select
menu item Time, Date from the
Settings menu. The menu is
displayed. Select the menu items
required and make the desired
setting.
To correct time with the help of RDS,
select menu item Synchron. clock
automatical. from the Time, Date
menu. The box in front of Synchron.
clock automatical. will be checked.
Language selection
The display language for some
functions can be selected. Select
menu item Language from the
Settings menu. The available
languages are displayed.
Select the desired language.
Selections are indicated by a 6 in
front of the menu item.
In systems with voice output, when
the language setting of the display is
changed, the system will ask whether
the announcement language should
also be changed – see Infotainment
system instruction manual.
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Setting units of measure
Adjusting contrast
(Graphic-Info-Display)
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Always day design; black or coloured
text on a light background.
Always night design; white or
coloured text on a dark background.
Selections are indicated by a o in
front of the menu item.
Ignition logic
See Infotainment system instruction
manual.
Select menu item Units from the
Settings menu. The available units
are displayed. Select the desired unit.
Selections are indicated by a o in
front of the menu item.
Select menu item Contrast from the
Settings menu. The menu is
displayed. Confirm the required
setting.
Setting display mode
The display can be adjusted to suit
the lighting conditions:
Select menu item Day / Night from the
Settings menu. The options are
displayed.
Automatic; adapted based on vehicle
lighting.
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Instruments and controls
Vehicle messages
Warning chimes
When starting the engine or
whilst driving
■ If seat belt is not fastened.
■ When operating the turn and lanechange signals.
■ When the vehicle is being driven
and the electrical parking brake is
applied 3 131.
■ When releasing the electrical
parking brake without applying the
foot brake 3 87.
■ If there is a fault in the braking
system 3 82.
■ If the parking assist detects an
object 3 137.
■ In vehicles equipped with engine
overspeed warning; when vehicle
speed exceeds 120 km/h 3 87.
When the vehicle is parked and/
or the driver's door is opened
■ When the key is in the ignition
switch.
■ With exterior lights on.
Reduce speed and check tyre
pressure at the next opportunity.
Tyre pressure monitoring system
3 169.
Check tyre pressures 3 169, 3 195.
Tyre pressure
Check control
In vehicles with tyre pressure
monitoring system, if low tyre
pressures are detected, relevant
information appears on the
information display.
If there is a considerable loss of
pressure, a corresponding message
appears indicating the relevant tyre.
Steer out of the flow of traffic as
quickly as possible without
endangering other vehicles. Stop and
check the tyres. Mount the spare
wheel 3 175, 3 177.
Tyre pressure monitoring system
3 169.
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Trip computer
Trip computer in BoardInfo-Display
The trip computer provides
information on driving data, which is
continually recorded and evaluated
electronically. Access trip computer
vehicle data by pressing the BC
button on the Infotainment system or
the left adjuster wheel on the steering
wheel.
Some of the functions appear on the
display in an abbreviated form. Once
a function has been selected, the
subsequent rows of the trip computer
function are displayed.
The functions are displayed in the
following order:
■ Instantaneous consumption
■ Average consumption
■ Effective consumption
■ Average speed
■ Distance travelled
■ Range
■ Stop watch
Board-Info-Display 3 88.
Instantaneous consumption
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Average consumption
Display of average consumption. The
measurement can be reset at any
time.
Effective consumption
Display of the amount of fuel
consumed. The measurement can be
reset at any time.
Average speed
Display of average speed. The
measurement can be reset at any
time.
Stoppages in the journey with the
ignition off are not included in the
calculations.
Display of the instantaneous
consumption.
Display changes depending on
speed:
Display in l/h
= below
13 km/h
Display in
= above
l/100 km
13 km/h
Distance travelled
Display of distance travelled. The
measurement can be reset at any
time.
Range
Range is calculated from current fuel
tank content and instantaneous
consumption. The display shows
average values.
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After refuelling, the range is updated
automatically after a brief delay.
If the fuel in the tank allows less than
50 km of travel, the warning Range
appears on the display.
If the fuel in the tank allows less than
30 km of travel, the warning Refuel!
appears on the display.
Acknowledge the menu item 3 88.
Stop watch
If the power supply has been
interrupted or if the battery voltage
has dropped too low, the values
stored in the trip computer will be lost.
Trip computer in GraphicInfo-Display or ColourInfo-Display
Resetting trip computer
information
Select the desired trip computer
information and reset by pressing the
left adjuster wheel on the steering
wheel or the OK button on the
Infotainment system.
Interruption of power supply
Using the arrow buttons:
To start, press left arrow button to
select menu item Start and press
OK button to start/stop. To reset,
press left arrow button to select menu
item Reset and press OK button.
Using the left adjuster wheel on the
steering wheel:
To start, select menu item Start and
press to start/stop. To reset, select
menu item Reset and press to confirm
command.
The trip computers provide
information on driving data, which is
continually recorded and evaluated
electronically. The trip computer main
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page provides information on range,
average consumption and
instantaneous consumption.
To display other trip computer data,
press the BC button on the
Infotainment system and select the
trip computer menu in the display.
The information of the two trip
computers can be reset separately,
making it possible to display different
trip distances.
Graphic-Info-Display,
Colour-Info-Display 3 91.
Range is calculated from current fuel
tank content and instantaneous
consumption. The display shows
average values.
After refuelling, the range is updated
automatically after a brief delay.
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Instantaneous consumption
Display of the instantaneous
consumption.
Display changes depending on
speed:
Display in l/h
= below
13 km/h
Display in
= above
l/100 km
13 km/h
Distance travelled
Display of distance travelled. The
measurement can be reset at any
time.
Range
Average speed
If the fuel in the tank allows less than
50 km of travel, the warning Range
appears on the display.
If the fuel in the tank allows less than
30 km of travel, the warning Refuel!
appears on the display.
Acknowledge the menu item 3 91.
Display of average speed. The
measurement can be reset at any
time.
Stoppages in the journey with the
ignition off are not included in the
calculations.
Effective consumption
Display of the amount of fuel
consumed. The measurement can be
reset at any time.
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Instruments and controls
Stop watch
Average consumption
Display of average consumption. The
measurement can be reset at any
time.
Resetting trip computer
information
To reset all information of a trip
computer, select menu item All
values. After resetting, "- - -" is
displayed for the trip computer
information selected. The
recalculated values are displayed
after a brief delay.
Select BC 1 or BC 2 from the trip
computer menu.
Select the desired trip computer
information and reset by pressing the
left adjuster wheel on the steering
wheel or the OK button on the
Infotainment system.
Select menu item Timer from the
Board Computer menu. The Timer
menu is displayed.
To start, select menu item Start. To
reset, select menu item Reset.
The desired stop watch display can
be selected from the Options menu:
Driving Time excl. Stops: The time the
vehicle is in motion is recorded.
Stationary time is not included.
Driving Time incl. Stops: The time the
vehicle is in motion is recorded. The
time the vehicle is stationary with the
key in the ignition switch is included.
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Travel Time: Measurement of the
time from manual activation via Start
to manual deactivation via Reset.
Interruption of power supply
If the power supply has been
interrupted or if the battery voltage
has dropped too low, the values
stored in the trip computer will be lost.
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Lighting
Lighting
Exterior lighting
Light switch
Exterior lighting .......................... 102
Interior lighting ........................... 107
Lighting features ........................ 109
Tail lights
Tail lights illuminate together with the
headlights and sidelights.
Automatic light control
Turn light switch:
AUTO = Automatic light control:
Headlights are switched
on and off automatically
depending on external
lighting conditions.
= Off (or deactivation of
7
automatic light control).
= Sidelights
8
= Headlights
9
When the automatic light control
function is switched on and the
engine is running, low beam switches
on automatically depending on
outside light conditions.
For reasons of safety, the light switch
should always remain in the AUTO
position.
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Lighting
To ensure automatic light control
functions properly, do not cover the
light sensor on top of the instrument
panel.
High beam
Wiper activated lighting
With light switch in the AUTO
position, when the windscreen wiper
is operated for 8 cycles or more the
exterior lights illuminate
automatically.
Headlight range
adjustment
Manual headlight range
adjustment
Daytime running lights
Daytime running lights increase
visibility of the vehicle during daylight.
They come on automatically when the
engine is started and switch off when
the sidelights or low beam are on, or
when the engine is stopped.
Follow the regulations of the country
in which you are driving when using
daytime running lights and front fog
lights.
Driving abroad 3 104.
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To switch from low to high beam,
push lever.
To switch to low beam, pull lever back
again.
Control indicator C 3 87.
Headlight flash
To activate the headlight flash, pull
lever.
With low beam switched on, adapt
headlight range to suit vehicle load.
Correct adjustment of the headlight
range reduces dazzle for other road
users.
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Lighting
Vehicles without automatic level
control system
Turn thumb wheel to required
position:
0 = front seats occupied
1 = all seats occupied
2 = all seats occupied and load
compartment laden
3 = driver's seat occupied and load
compartment laden
Vehicles with automatic level control
system
Turn thumb wheel to required
position:
0 = front seats occupied
1 = all seats occupied
1 = all seats occupied and load
compartment laden
2 = driver's seat occupied and load
compartment laden
If control indicator q illuminates in the
instrument cluster while driving,
a fault has occurred. Have the cause
of the fault remedied immediately by
a workshop.
Control indicator q 3 87.
Hazard warning flashers
Headlights when driving
abroad
The asymmetrical headlight beam
extends visibility at the edge of the
road on the passenger side.
However, when driving in countries
where traffic drives on the opposite
side of the road, have the headlights
adjusted to prevent dazzling of
oncoming traffic. Seek the assistance
of a workshop.
Operated with the ¨ button.
In the event of an accident with airbag
deployment the hazard warning
flashers are activated automatically.
Automatic level control 3 135.
Automatic headlight range
adjustment
On vehicles with Xenon headlights,
the headlight range is adjusted
automatically based on vehicle load.
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Lighting
Turn and lane-change
signals
For three flashes, e.g. when changing
lanes, press the lever until resistance
is felt and then release. Move the
lever to the resistance point and hold
for longer indication.
The volume of the turn signal audible
warning is dependent upon vehicle
speed.
Switch the turn signal off manually by
moving the lever to its original
position.
Control indicators O 3 81.
Front fog lights
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Operated with the > button. Control
indicator > illuminates in the
instrument cluster when the front fog
lights are switched on.
The front fog lights can only be
switched on when both the ignition
and headlights or sidelights are on.
Light switch in position AUTO:
switching on front fog lights will switch
on low beam and sidelights
automatically.
Follow the regulations of the country
in which you are driving when using
front fog lights.
lever up
= right turn signal
lever down = left turn signal
If the lever is moved past the
resistance point, the turn signal is
switched on constantly.
When the steering wheel is turned
back, the turn signal is automatically
deactivated. This will not happen
when making a minor steering
manoeuvre such as lane changing.
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Lighting
Rear fog lights
The vehicle rear fog light is
deactivated when towing.
Parking lights
Confirmed by a signal tone and the
corresponding turn signal control
indicator.
To deactivate, switch on the ignition
or move the turn signal lever in the
opposite direction.
Reversing lights
The reversing lights come on when
the ignition is on and reverse gear is
selected.
Centre high-mounted brake light
Operated with the r button.
Control indicator r illuminates in the
instrument cluster when the rear fog
light is switched on.
The rear fog light can only be
switched on when the ignition is on
and the light switch is in position 9,
or the front fog lights are on and the
light switch is in position 8.
Light switch in position AUTO:
switching on rear fog light will switch
on low beam and sidelights
automatically.
Illuminates when the brakes are
applied, acting as a third stop light, to
supplement the brake lights.
When the vehicle is parked, the
parking lights on one side can be
activated:
1. Set light switch to 7 or AUTO.
2. Switch off ignition.
3. Move turn signal lever all the way
up (right parking lights) or down
(left parking lights).
Misted light covers
The inside of the light housing may
mist up briefly in poor, wet and cold
weather conditions, in heavy rain or
after washing. The mist disappears
quickly by itself; to help switch on the
headlights.
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Interior lighting
Instrument panel
illumination control
automatically for 30 seconds until
ignition switch is turned to position
ACC.
Display mode 3 91.
Interior lights
Front courtesy light
The instrument panel illuminates
when the ignition is switched on.
Brightness can be adjusted when the
exterior lights are on: Turn thumb
wheel to the right or left until the
desired brightness is obtained.
If driver's door is opened or q is
pressed on the remote control,
instrument panel illuminates
Front and rear reading lights and the
load compartment lights function as
courtesy lights and illuminate when
the doors or the tailgate are opened.
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If the doors or tailgate remain open,
the lights stay illuminated for
10 minutes. Once all doors and the
tailgate are closed, the courtesy lights
dim gradually after 10 seconds.
By pressing button d in the roof
lining, both the front and rear reading
lights illuminate. Press again to turn
off.
Courtesy lights can be turned off
immediately by pressing button K.
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Lighting
Front door lights
Illuminates when a door is opened.
Once all doors are closed, the front
door lights extinguish after
10 seconds.
If the doors are left open, the lights will
stay on for 10 seconds.
Switch off immediately by pressing
button K in the roof lining.
Load compartment lighting
Reading lights
Front reading lights
Ignition switch illumination
Illuminates when you open a door.
Switch off immediately by pressing
button K in the roof lining.
Ashtray illumination
The portable front ashtray, located in
the front drink holder, illuminates
depending on outside light conditions.
Glovebox illumination
Illuminates when a door or the tailgate
is opened.
Operated with the L and M
buttons.
Avoid using front reading lights while
driving in the dark, as they can reduce
driver visibility.
Illuminates when the glovebox is
opened.
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Rear reading lights
Lighting features
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Switching on
Entry lighting
Welcome lighting
Depending upon outside light
conditions, when unlocking the
vehicle with the remote control the
hazard warning lights flash twice and
the exterior and interior lights
illuminate for 20 seconds. This
function facilitates locating the vehicle
when it is dark.
Left and right rear reading lights are
individually operable. Press to
activate and deactivate.
Sunvisor lights
Illuminates when the vanity mirror
cover is opened 3 30.
Exit lighting
The low beam and reversing lights
illuminate for 30 seconds after the
driver exits the vehicle and closes the
door.
1. Switch off ignition.
2. Remove ignition key.
3. Open driver's door.
4. Pull turn signal lever.
5. Close driver's door.
If the driver's door is not closed the
lights switch off after two minutes.
Exit lighting can be deactivated by
inserting the key in the ignition switch
or by pulling the turn signal lever
again while the driver's door is open.
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Lighting
Battery discharge
protection
To prevent the battery from becoming
discharged, the exterior lights turn off
automatically 10 minutes after the
ignition is switched off.
Battery discharge protection will not
work if the lights are turned on
10 minutes after the ignition has been
switched off; the key cannot be
removed from the ignition switch until
the battery is recharged.
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Infotainment system
Introduction ................................ 111
Radio ......................................... 111
Phone ........................................ 112
Introduction
Radio
Operation
Radio reception
Infotainment and navigation
systems
The systems are operated as
described in the instruction manuals
supplied.
The navigation system is supplied
with a CD or DVD detailing the local
territory. For additional countries/
territories, separate CDs are
available from your service partner.
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Radio reception may be disrupted by
static, noise, distortion or loss of
reception due to:
■ changes in distance from the
transmitter,
■ multi-path reception due to
reflection,
■ shadowing.
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Infotainment system
Phone
Mobile phones and CB
radio equipment
Installation instructions and
operating guidelines
The vehicle specific installation
instructions and the operating
guidelines of the mobile phone and
handsfree manufacturer must be
observed when installing and
operating a mobile telephone. Failure
to do so could invalidate the vehicle
type approval (EU directive 95/54/
EC).
Recommendations for fault-free
operation:
■ Professionally installed exterior
antenna to obtain the maximum
range possible,
■ Maximum transmission power
10 watts,
■ Installation of the phone in
a suitable spot, consider relevant
Note 3 42.
Seek advice on predetermined
installation points for the external
antenna or equipment holder and
ways of using devices with
a transmission power exceeding
10 watts.
Use of a handsfree attachment
without external antenna with mobile
telephone standards GSM
900/1800/1900 and UMTS is only
permitted if the maximum
transmission power of the mobile
telephone is 2 watts for GSM 900 or
1 watt for the other types.
For reasons of safety, do not use the
phone while driving. Even use of
a handsfree set can be a distraction
while driving.
Caution
Mobile telephones and radio
equipment may lead to
malfunctions in the vehicle
electronics when operated inside
the vehicle with no exterior
antenna, unless the above
mentioned regulations are
observed.
9 Warning
Operation of radio equipment and
mobile telephones which fail to
meet above mentioned mobile
telephone standards is only
permitted using an antenna
located outside of the vehicle.
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Climate control
Climate control
Climate control systems ............. 113
Air vents ..................................... 117
Maintenance .............................. 118
Climate control systems
Heating and ventilation
system
113
Temperature
red = warm
blue = cold
Heating will not be fully effective until
the engine has reached normal
operating temperature.
Air distribution
Controls for:
■ Temperature
■ Air distribution
■ Fan speed
Heated rear window Ü 3 30.
Heated seats 3 37.
M = to head area via adjustable air
vents
L = to head area via adjustable air
vents and to foot wells
K = to foot wells
J = to windscreen, front door
windows and foot wells
l = to windscreen, front door
windows and head area via
adjustable air vents
All combinations are possible.
Fan speed
x = off
1 = minimum speed
4 = maximum speed
Adjust the air flow by switching the fan
to the desired speed.
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Climate control
Air conditioning system
In addition to the heating and
ventilation system, the air
conditioning system has:
n = cooling
4 = air recirculation
Ü = demisting and defrosting
Cooling n
Operated with the n button and is
functional only when the engine and
fan are running.
freezing point. Therefore
condensation may form and drip from
under the vehicle.
If no cooling or drying is required,
switch the cooling system off to save
fuel.
Maximum cooling
Briefly open the windows and sunroof
so that hot air can disperse quickly.
■ Press button n to activate air
conditioning.
■ Press button 4 to activate air
recirculation.
■ Set air distribution switch to M.
■ Set temperature control switch to
coldest level.
■ Set fan to highest level.
■ Open all vents.
9 Warning
The exchange of fresh air is
reduced in air recirculation mode.
In operation without cooling the air
humidity increases, so the
windows may mist up. The quality
of the passenger compartment air
deteriorates, which may cause the
vehicle occupants to feel drowsy.
Demisting and defrosting the
windows Ü
Operated with the Ü button.
Air recirculation system 4
Operated with the 4 button.
The air conditioning system cools and
dehumidifies (dries) as soon as the
outside temperature is slightly above
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Climate control
Electronic climate control
system
115
Do not cover the interior temperature
sensor (located below the fan switch)
or the sunlight sensor (located in front
of the windscreen defroster vents) as
this could cause the system to
malfunction.
Automatic mode AUTO
Basic setting for maximum comfort:
■ Set the air distribution switch to l
or J.
■ Set temperature control to warmest
level.
■ Set fan to highest level.
■ Close centre air vents.
■ Open side air vents and direct them
towards the door windows.
■ Switch on heated rear window Ü
3 30.
Air conditioning n and air
recirculation 4 are switched on
automatically to improve defrosting
efficiency when position l or J is
selected.
Controls for:
■ Temperature
■ Air distribution
■ Fan speed
AUTO = Automatic mode
t
= Automatic air recirculation
= Demisting and defrosting
V
Cooling n, Air recirculation 4
3 114.
Heated rear window Ü 3 30.
■ Press AUTO button, cooling is
activated automatically.
■ Open all air vents.
■ Set temperature switch to the
desired setting.
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Climate control
Recommended comfort setting is
22 °C. Intermediate settings are
possible.
To deactivate automatic mode, turn
fan to position off x.
All air vents are actuated
automatically in automatic mode. The
air vents should therefore always be
open.
Operated with the t button.
The automatic air recirculation
system is only operational if the
engine is running.
Demisting and defrosting the
windows V
To switch off window demisting and
defrosting, press button V again,
press AUTO button, adjust fan speed
or air distribution switch.
Switch on heated rear window Ü
3 30.
Manual settings
Automatic air recirculation t
The automatic air recirculation
system has an air quality sensor
which switches on automatically if
harmful ambient gases are detected.
■ Press the V button.
■ Set fan to the desired speed.
Air recirculation mode 4 is
automatically switched off. Cooling
n switches on.
Climate control system settings can
be changed by pressing button n or
by adjusting the fan speed or air
distribution switch. Changing
a setting will deactivate the automatic
mode.
To return to automatic mode press
AUTO button.
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Climate control
Air vents
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The area underneath the front seats
must be kept clear, to allow air flow to
the rear passenger foot well.
Adjustable air vents
Glovebox cooler
Cooled air is fed into the glovebox
through an air opening when the air
conditioning is turned on.
Direct the flow of air by tilting and
swivelling the slats.
To open and close the vents, turn the
horizontal adjuster wheel to the left or
right.
Open air vents when air distribution
switch is set to M or L.
The air supply is increased by
switching on the fan.
Control the air temperature at the side
air vents by adjusting the temperature
control switch.
9 Warning
Do not attach any objects to the
slats of the air vents. Risk of
damage and injury in case of an
accident.
Fixed air vents
Additional air vents are located
beneath the windscreen, door
windows and in the front and rear foot
wells.
Rotate adjustment wheel
anticlockwise to allow the air
conditioning to keep the contents of
the glovebox cool.
Rotate adjustment wheel clockwise to
close the air opening when glovebox
cooling is not required.
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Climate control
Maintenance
Air intake
Active carbon filter
In addition to the particle filter the
active carbon filter reduces odours.
■ Cleaning of condenser and
evaporator drainage
■ Performance check
Air conditioning regular
operation
In order to ensure continuously
efficient performance, cooling must
be operated for a few minutes once
a week, irrespective of the weather
and time of year. Operation with
cooling is not possible when outside
temperature is too low.
The air intakes in front of the
windscreen in the engine
compartment must be kept clear to
allow air intake. Remove any leaves,
dirt or snow.
Pollen filter
Cabin air filtration
A particle filter cleans the cabin air
from dust, soot, pollen and spores.
Service
For optimal cooling performance, it is
recommended to annually check the
climate control system, starting
3 years after initial vehicle
registration, including:
■ Functionality and pressure test
■ Heating functionality
■ Leakage check
■ Check of drive belts
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Driving and operating
Driving and operating
Driving hints ............................... 119
Starting and operating ............... 119
Engine exhaust .......................... 122
Automatic transmission .............. 123
Manual transmission .................. 127
Drive systems ............................ 128
Brakes ........................................ 130
Ride control systems ................. 133
Cruise control ............................. 135
Object detection systems ........... 137
Fuel ............................................ 138
Towing ....................................... 141
119
Driving hints
Starting and operating
Control of the vehicle
New vehicle running-in
Never coast with engine not
running
Many systems will not function in this
situation (e.g. brake servo unit, power
steering). Driving in this manner is
a danger to yourself and others.
Pedals
To ensure the pedal travel is
uninhibited, there must be no mats in
the area of the pedals.
Power steering
Never leave the steering wheel on full
lock when the vehicle is stationary as
this may damage the power steering
pump.
Control indicator 2 3 84.
Do not brake unnecessarily hard for
the first few journeys.
During the first drive, smoke may
occur because of wax and oil
evaporating off the exhaust system.
Park the vehicle in the open for
a while after the first drive and avoid
inhaling the fumes.
During the running-in period fuel and
engine oil consumption may be
higher and the cleaning process of
the diesel particle filter may take
place more often.
Diesel particle filter 3 122.
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Driving and operating
Ignition switch positions
Starting the engine
Before restarting or to switch off the
engine, turn key back to LOCK.
Start attempts should not last longer
than 15 seconds. If engine does not
start, wait 10 seconds before
repeating starting procedure.
The increased engine speed
automatically returns to normal idling
speed as the engine temperature
rises. Drive at a moderate speed,
especially in cold weather, until
normal engine operating
temperatures have been reached.
LOCK
ACC
Manual transmission: operate clutch
and brake pedals.
Automatic transmission: operate
brake pedal and move selector lever
to P or N.
Do not operate accelerator pedal.
Diesel engines: turn the key to
position ON for preheating until
control indicator ! extinguishes
3 85.
Turn key briefly to position START
and release. Key returns
automatically to position ON.
Starting the vehicle at low
temperatures
= Ignition off
= Steering wheel lock
released, ignition off
ON
= Ignition on, for diesel
engine: preheating
START = Starting
In extremely cold temperatures, i.e.
below -20 °С, it may be necessary to
crank the engine for up to
30 seconds for it to start.
Turn key to position START and hold
until engine starts. Start attempts
should not last longer than
30 seconds. If engine does not start,
wait 10 seconds before repeating
starting procedure.
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Driving and operating
Ensure the engine oil is of the correct
viscosity, the correct fuel is used,
vehicle services are performed
regularly and the battery is sufficiently
charged.
■
Overrun cut-off
The fuel supply is automatically cutoff during overrun, i.e. when the
vehicle is driven with a gear engaged
but accelerator is released.
Parking
■ Always apply the electrical parking
brake.
Pull switch m.
For maximum force, e.g. parking
with a trailer or on inclines, pull
switch m twice.
■ Switch off the engine and turn the
ignition key to position LOCK, push
key into ignition switch and remove.
Turn the steering wheel until the
steering wheel lock is felt to
engage.
■
■
■
For vehicles with automatic
transmission, depress foot brake
and shift into P before pushing key
into ignition switch and removing.
If the vehicle is on a level surface or
uphill slope, engage first gear or
move the selector lever to P before
switching off the ignition. On an
uphill slope, turn the front wheels
away from the kerb.
If the vehicle is on a downhill slope,
engage reverse gear or move the
selector lever to P before switching
off the ignition. Turn the front
wheels towards the kerb.
Lock the vehicle with button p on
the radio remote control 3 20 and
activate the anti-theft alarm system
3 23.
Do not park the vehicle on an easily
ignitable surface. The high
temperature of the exhaust system
could ignite the surface.
Close windows and sunroof.
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■ Switch off exterior lights, otherwise
the headlight warning device will
sound when the driver's door is
opened.
■ The engine cooling fans may run
after the engine has been switched
off 3 146.
■ After running at high engine speeds
or with high engine loads, operate
the engine briefly at a low load or
run in neutral for approx.
1 or 2 minutes, before switching off
in order to protect the turbocharger.
Laying the vehicle up for a long period
of time 3 145.
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Driving and operating
Engine exhaust
9 Danger
Engine exhaust gases contain
poisonous carbon monoxide,
which is colourless and odourless
and could be fatal if inhaled.
If exhaust gases enter the interior
of the vehicle, open the windows.
Have the cause of the fault
rectified by a workshop.
Avoid driving with an open load
compartment, otherwise exhaust
gases could enter the vehicle.
The filter is cleaned by periodically
burning off the soot particles at high
temperature. This process takes
place automatically under set driving
conditions and may take up to
15 minutes. Fuel consumption may
be higher during this period. The
emission of smells and smoke during
this process is normal.
Cleaning process
Malfunction indicator light 3 81.
Diesel particle filter
The diesel particle filter system filters
harmful soot particles out of the
exhaust gases. The system includes
a self-cleaning function that runs
automatically during driving without
any notification.
If cleaning of the filter is required and
previous driving conditions did not
enable automatic cleaning, it will be
indicated by control indicator %
3 85.
% illuminates when diesel particle
filter is full. Start cleaning process as
soon as possible.
% flashes when diesel particle filter
has reached the maximum filling
level. Start cleaning process
immediately to avoid damage to the
engine.
Under certain driving conditions, e.g.
short distances, the system cannot
clean itself automatically.
To activate the cleaning process,
continue driving and as soon as the
road and traffic situation permits it,
increase speed to more than
50 km/h. Keep engine speed above
2000 revolutions per minute. Shift
down if necessary. Diesel particle
filter cleaning is then started. Do not
turn the ignition off during cleaning.
If control indicator Z illuminates
additionally in the instrument cluster
when the engine is running, there
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Driving and operating
may be a fault in the diesel particle
filter 3 81. Seek the assistance of
a workshop immediately.
Caution
If the cleaning process is
interrupted, there is a risk of
provoking severe engine damage.
Cleaning takes place quickest at high
engine speeds and loads.
Control indicator % extinguishes as
soon as the self-cleaning operation is
complete.
Catalytic converter
The catalytic converter reduces the
amount of harmful substances in the
exhaust gases.
Caution
Fuel grades other than those listed
on pages 3 138, 3 190 could
damage the catalytic converter or
electronic components.
Unburnt petrol will overheat and
damage the catalytic converter.
Therefore avoid excessive use of
the starter, running the fuel tank
dry and starting the engine by
pushing or towing.
In the event of misfiring, uneven
engine running, a reduction in engine
performance or other unusual
problems, have the cause of the fault
rectified by a workshop as soon as
possible. In an emergency, driving
can be continued for a short period,
keeping vehicle speed and engine
speed low.
Malfunction indicator light 3 81.
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Automatic transmission
The automatic transmission permits
automatic gearshifting (automatic
mode) or manual gearshifting
(manual mode).
Transmission display
The mode or selected gear is shown
in the transmission display.
P = park position
R = reverse gear
N = neutral
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Driving and operating
D
= drive position (automatic
mode)
1-6 = selected gear in manual mode
Selector lever
P = park position, wheels are
locked, engage only when the
vehicle is stationary and the
electrical parking brake is
applied
R = reverse gear, engage only
when vehicle is stationary
N = neutral or idle
D = drive position (automatic mode
with all gears)
The selector lever is locked in position
P and N and can only be moved when
the ignition is on and the foot brake is
applied.
To engage P or R, push the release
button.
Never shift to P or R while the vehicle
is moving.
The engine can only be started with
lever in position P or N. Depress foot
brake or apply electrical parking
brake before starting.
Do not accelerate while engaging
a gear. Never depress the accelerator
pedal and brake pedal at the same
time.
When a gear is engaged, the vehicle
slowly begins to creep when the foot
brake is released.
Use of the engine braking effect, as
opposed to the use of the foot brake
when driving downhill, can extend the
life of the brakes.
Engine braking
Apply the electrical parking brake and
engage P.
The ignition key can only be removed
when the selector lever is in position
P.
To utilise the engine braking effect,
select a lower gear in good time when
driving downhill - see Manual mode.
Rocking the vehicle
Rocking the vehicle is only
permissible if the vehicle is stuck in
water, ice, sand, mud, snow or a dip.
Move the selector lever between D
and R in a repeat pattern while
applying light pressure to the
accelerator pedal when the vehicle is
in gear. Do not race the engine and
avoid sudden acceleration.
If the vehicle cannot be released after
rocking the vehicle several times,
your vehicle may need to be towed
3 180.
Parking
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Manual mode
Move selector lever out of position D
towards the left and then forwards or
backwards.
< = Shift to a higher gear.
] = Shift to a lower gear.
Tip selector lever in the appropriate
direction. It then returns to the centre
position.
Gearshifting in manual mode can be
achieved whilst accelerating. If the
engine speed is too low, the
transmission will automatically shift to
a lower gear, even in manual mode,
to prevent the engine from stalling.
If a higher gear is selected when
vehicle speed is too low, or a lower
gear when vehicle speed is too high,
the shift is not executed.
In manual mode, no automatic
shifting to a higher gear takes place
at high engine revolutions.
Gears can be skipped by moving the
selector lever repeatedly at short
intervals.
After stopping, 1st gear is
automatically selected. When starting
on slippery surfaces, tip selector lever
forwards to engage 2nd gear.
To move back to position D, move
selector lever back to the right.
Electronic driving
programmes
■ Following a cold start, the operating
temperature programme increases
engine speed to quickly bring the
catalytic converter to the required
temperature.
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Kickdown
In both automatic and manual modes,
if the accelerator pedal is pressed
down completely the transmission
shifts to a lower gear depending on
engine speed. Full engine power is
available for acceleration.
Fuel economy mode
Activate fuel economy mode to allow
the transmission to adapt gearshift
patterns, improving the vehicle's fuel
economy.
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Driving and operating
Activation
In automatic mode, press button
s; control indicator s
illuminates in the instrument cluster
3 86.
The settings of certain electronic
systems are adapted to reduce fuel
consumption:
■ The engine reacts less quickly to
the accelerator pedal.
■ Automatic upshift points occur
sooner and downshift points occur
later.
■ The transmission locks itself to the
engine at cruising speeds, to
improve efficiency and increase
power and torque.
■ The fuel supply is automatically cutoff more quickly during vehicle
deceleration. Overrun cut-off
3 121.
Do not use fuel economy mode whilst
towing, e.g. a trailer.
Deactivation
Fuel economy mode is switched off
by pressing button s again;
control indicator s extinguishes in
the instrument cluster.
Fault
In the event of a fault in the automatic
transmission, control indicator Z
illuminates in the instrument cluster
3 81. Automatic shifting may be much
harsher than normal or, in the case of
a serious fault, cancelled altogether.
Have the cause of the fault remedied
by a workshop.
If control indicator g illuminates in
the instrument cluster when the
engine is running, this may indicate
a fault in the transmission electronics
3 82. The electronics switch to the
emergency running programme, fuel
consumption may increase and the
driveability of the vehicle may be
affected. Seek the assistance of
a workshop.
Interruption of power
supply
The clutch is not disengaged if the
vehicle battery is discharged and
a gear has been selected. The vehicle
cannot move. The selector lever
cannot be moved out of position P or
N.
If the battery is discharged, start the
vehicle using jump leads 3 179.
If the battery is not the cause of the
fault, release the selector lever:
1. Switch off ignition and remove the
key.
2. Depress and hold foot brake.
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3. Remove trim cover.
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Caution
It is inadvisable to drive with hand
resting on the selector lever.
4. Press and hold shift lock release
button.
5. Shift to neutral (N).
6. Replace trim cover.
7. Start engine and shift to chosen
gear.
Have the cause of the power supply
interruption remedied by a workshop.
To engage reverse, with the vehicle
stationary depress clutch pedal and
engage the gear.
If the gear does not engage, set the
lever to neutral, release the clutch
pedal and depress again; then repeat
gear selection.
Do not grind the clutch unnecessarily.
When operating, depress the clutch
pedal completely. Do not use the
pedal as a foot rest.
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Driving and operating
Drive systems
All-wheel drive
All-wheel drive is an active-ondemand system that engages
automatically, with no action required
by the driver. Depending on the
driving environment, the vehicle
switches between two-wheel drive
and four-wheel drive, to give the
vehicle more traction and stability
when necessary.
If the front wheels begin to slip, the
rear wheels will automatically begin to
drive the vehicle as required. More
torque is transferred to the wheels
that have the most traction, so the
vehicle has optimum grip at all times.
There may be a slight engagement
noise during hard use.
As well as enabling the vehicle to be
driven off-road, this system also
enables the vehicle to be driven on
normal roads without incurring
excessive tyre and drivetrain wear or
causing poor control.
Ensure tyres (including the spare) are
inflated to the correct pressure
3 195 and are suitable for the
prevailing road conditions. For
optimum system performance, the
vehicle's tyres should not have
varying degrees of wear.
If control indicator B flashes in the
instrument cluster during driving, Allwheel drive is temporarily disabled. If
B flashes continuously, there is a fault
in the system; seek the assistance of
a workshop.
All-wheel drive control indicator B
3 83.
On-road driving
The increased traction of All-wheel
drive vehicles offers greater driving
control in adverse road conditions,
particularly heavy snow and ice.
However, All-wheel drive vehicles are
not "skid-proof" and do not decrease
stopping distances.
All-wheel drive vehicles have a higher
centre of gravity than conventional
vehicles. Always approach curves at
an appropriate driving speed. Do not
attempt to go as fast through turns as
you might in a conventional vehicle.
Strong crosswinds can affect the
normal steering of the vehicle. Drive
slower under strong crosswind
conditions.
Off-road driving
■ Avoid protruding objects (such as
rocks or tree stumps) that may
damage the underbody and tyres of
your vehicle.
■ Test the brakes after operating in
mud, to clear excess mud from the
braking surfaces.
■ Grip the steering wheel when
travelling over rough terrain.
Terrain conditions can cause rapid
and unexpected movement in the
steering.
The ground clearance, ramp angle,
angle of approach and departure and
wading depth need to be considered,
especially in hilly conditions and
when wading, to prevent the vehicle
becoming stuck and possibly
damaged.
Vehicle dimensions 3 193.
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Driving and operating
Towing the vehicle 3 180.
Driving through water
Do not exceed the maximum wading
depth 3 193.
Check the depth of water: choose the
lowest entry and departure angles
before entering. Maintain a steady
engine speed, to help prevent water
from entering the exhaust system, but
do not exceed 5 km/h, to avoid
splashing the water.
Drive with the flow wherever possible,
not against it. If you have to drive
against the flow, try to drive at an
angle to it, so that the leading corner
of the vehicle will help deflect water
from the engine compartment. Avoid
splashing the water - if the ignition
system becomes wet, the engine may
stall.
Avoid water entering the air intake
system. If water enters the air intake
system, engine seizure with severe
costly damage may result.
Test the brakes after leaving the
water - wet brakes are less effective
than dry ones. Perform the service
operations for wading , involving
checks for water contamination, at
the earliest opportunity.
Service checks after wading
Check for the ingress of water into the
following:
■ Brake fluid reservoir
■ Air cleaner element
■ Engine
■ Transmission
■ Axles
■ Interior of vehicle
Renew any lubricating oil or hydraulic
fluid that has a milky appearance,
indicating contamination with water.
Cleaning
Clean the vehicle thoroughly and as
soon as possible after driving offroad.
Do not let mud remain dry on any part
of the vehicle as it becomes abrasive
and can damage paint, glass, seals,
bearings and brake components. If
left to build up, mud can seriously
affect the airflow through and over
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mechanical components and cause
localised overheating and failure of
parts, especially in the engine
compartment.
Ensure the radiator core and the area
between the radiator and intercooler/
oil cooler (where installed) is cleaned,
to maintain proper cooling air flow.
Check the radiator and cooler cores
for blockage (sand, silt etc.).
Check the tyre treads.
Clean and check the mechanical
parts of the vehicle, particularly the
following areas:
■ Driveshafts, including sealing
bellows
■ Front brake calipers, pads and
discs
■ Front suspension
■ Clutch fork sealing bellows
■ Rear brake calipers, pads and
discs
■ Rear suspension
■ Fuel tank and underguard
■ Breathers, axles and fuel tank
■ Load sensing valve
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Driving and operating
■ Transfer box and underguard
■ Engine oil pan and underguard
Observe the following:
■ Do not spray high-pressure water
directly at the vehicle seals
■ The wheels must be removed to
clean all mud and stones from the
brake calipers and to check brake
pad wear
■ The areas on the upper side of the
underguards must be cleared of
stones, to prevent damage to the
engine oil pan and the fuel tank
Brakes
The brake system comprises two
independent brake circuits.
If a brake circuit fails, the vehicle can
still be braked using the other brake
circuit. However, braking effect is
achieved only when the brake pedal
is depressed firmly. Considerably
more force is needed for this. The
braking distance is extended. Seek
the assistance of a workshop before
continuing your journey.
When the engine is not running, the
support of the brake servo unit
disappears once the brake pedal has
been depressed once or twice.
Braking effect is not reduced, but
braking requires significantly greater
force. It is especially important to bear
this in mind when being towed.
Control indicator R 3 82.
ABS starts to regulate brake pressure
as soon as a wheel shows a tendency
to lock. The vehicle remains
steerable, even during hard braking.
ABS control is made apparent
through a pulse in the brake pedal
and the noise of the regulation
process.
For optimum braking, keep the brake
pedal fully depressed throughout the
braking process, despite the fact that
the pedal is pulsating. Do not reduce
the pressure on the pedal.
After starting off, the system performs
a self-test which may be audible.
Control indicator u 3 83.
Antilock brake system
Antilock brake system (ABS)
prevents the wheels from locking.
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Parking brake
Fault
9 Warning
Electrical parking brake
If there is a fault in the ABS, the
wheels may be liable to lock due
to braking that is heavier than
normal. The advantages of ABS
are no longer available. During
hard braking, the vehicle can no
longer be steered and may
swerve.
You can continue driving, provided
you drive with care and anticipation.
Have the cause of the fault remedied
by a workshop.
Applying when vehicle is stationary
Pull switch m, the electrical parking
brake operates automatically with
adequate force. For maximum force,
e.g. parking with a trailer or on
inclines, pull switch m twice.
The electrical parking brake can
always be activated, even if the
ignition is off.
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Do not operate electrical parking
brake system too often without
engine running as this will discharge
the battery.
Before leaving the vehicle, check the
electrical parking brake status.
Control indicator m 3 82.
Releasing
Switch on ignition. Keep foot brake
depressed and then push switch m.
If the foot brake is not depressed
when attempting to release electrical
parking brake, a warning chime will
sound and control indicator illuminates in the instrument cluster
3 87.
Drive away function
With the engine running, selecting
a forward gear (manual transmission)
or engaging D (automatic
transmission) and then depressing
the accelerator pedal automatically
releases the electrical parking brake.
This is not possible when the switch
m is pulled at the same time.
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This function also helps driving away
on inclines.
Aggressive drive away may reduce
life time of wear parts.
Dynamic braking when vehicle is
moving
When the vehicle is moving and the
switch m is kept pulled, a warning
chime will sound and the electrical
parking brake system will decelerate
the vehicle, but will not apply
statically.
As soon as the switch m is released,
dynamic braking will be stopped.
Fault
Failure mode of electrical parking
brake is indicated by control indicator
j 3 83.
In the event of a fault, to apply
electrical parking brake: pull and hold
the switch m for a few seconds. If
control indicator m illuminates,
electrical parking brake has been
applied successfully.
To release electrical parking brake:
push and hold the switch m for a few
seconds. If control indicator m
extinguishes, electrical parking brake
has been released successfully.
If control indicator m flashes:
electrical parking brake is not fully
applied or released. When m is
continuously flashing, with ignition
switched on depress brake pedal,
release electrical parking brake and
retry applying.
If m continues to flash, do not drive
the vehicle. If necessary, place
wedge blocks or equivalent in front of
and behind wheels to prevent vehicle
movement. Seek the assistance of
a workshop to have the cause of the
fault remedied.
Maintain steady pressure on the
brake pedal for as long as full braking
is required. Maximum brake force is
automatically reduced when the
brake pedal is released.
Hill start assist
The system helps prevent unintended
movement when driving away on
inclines.
When releasing the foot brake after
stopping on an incline, the brakes
remain on for a further 2 seconds. The
brakes release automatically as soon
as the vehicle begins to accelerate.
Brake assist
If the brake pedal is depressed
quickly and forcefully, maximum
brake force is automatically applied
(full braking).
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Ride control systems
Electronic Stability Control
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
improves driving stability when
necessary, regardless of the type of
road surface or tyre grip. It also
prevents the drive wheels from
spinning.
As soon as the vehicle starts to
swerve (understeer/oversteer),
engine output is reduced and the
wheels are braked individually. This
considerably improves the driving
stability of the vehicle on slippery road
surfaces.
ESC is operational as soon as control
indicators b and t extinguish in the
instrument cluster after switching on
the ignition.
When ESC is active b flashes 3 84.
9 Warning
Do not let this special safety
feature tempt you into taking risks
when driving.
Adapt speed to the road
conditions.
Deactivation
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Switch off ESC function, to allow
engine rpm to increase, by pressing
button t briefly. Control indicator t
illuminates in the instrument cluster.
ESC is reactivated by pressing button
t again. The control indicator
extinguishes.
Control indicator t 3 84.
Hydraulic brake assist
When the ESC function comes into
action and recognises any
emergency situation requiring hard
braking, it automatically delivers
increased braking pressure to the
wheels.
Active rollover protection
If the vehicle moves in an unstable
manner, this function helps the
vehicle maintain normal stability.
With ESC active, if wheels are
slipping on wet, snowy or icy roads,
engine speed may not increase when
accelerator pedal is depressed. The
vehicle may not move.
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Trailer stability assist
If the system detects snaking
movements, engine power is reduced
and the vehicle/trailer combination is
selectively braked until the snaking
ceases. While system is working keep
steering wheel as still as possible.
Descent control system
The Descent control system (DCS)
allows the vehicle to travel at a low
speed without depressing the foot
brake. The vehicle will automatically
decelerate to a low speed and remain
at that speed when the system is
activated. Some noise or vibration
from the brake system may be
apparent when the system is active.
Caution
Use only when descending steep
grades while driving off-road. Do
not use when driving on normal
road surfaces. Unnecessary
usage of the DCS function, such
as while driving on normal roads,
may damage the brake system
and the ESC function.
Activation
At speeds below approx. 50 km/h,
press button u. The green control
indicator u flashes in the instrument
cluster, to show DCS is in operation.
DCS will not activate at speeds above
50 km/h, even if the button is pressed.
Deactivation
Press button u again. The green
control indicator u extinguishes.
Depressing the foot brake or
accelerator will also cause the system
to be deactivated.
Fault
The yellow control indicator u flashes
to indicate that the system is not
ready for conditions to operate, due to
the high temperature (approx.
350 - 400 °C) of friction material,
through severe or repeated braking. It
will extinguish when the temperature
drops below 350 °C.
The yellow control indicator u
illuminates when there is
a malfunction in the system, due to
the extremely high temperature
(over 400 °C) of friction material,
through severe or repeated braking. It
will extinguish when the temperature
drops below 350 °C. These
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temperatures may differ according to
vehicle conditions or outside
conditions.
Flashing or illumination of the yellow
control indicator u reminds the driver
that the friction material needs to cool
down: drive the vehicle without
braking as much as possible. If the
control indicator does not extinguish,
have the cause of the fault remedied
by a workshop.
DSC control indicators u 3 84.
Headlight range adjustment 3 103.
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Cruise control
The cruise control can store and
maintain speeds above 40 km/h.
Deviations from the stored speeds
may occur when driving uphill or
downhill.
For safety reasons the cruise control
cannot be activated until the foot
brake has been operated once.
Automatic level control
The rear level of the vehicle is
automatically adjusted to the load
conditions while driving. Suspension
and ground clearance are increased,
which improves driving conditions.
The automatic level control is
activated after the vehicle has been
driven for some distance, depending
on the vehicle load and the road
conditions.
Do not use full payload in the event of
a fault. Have the cause of the fault
remedied by a workshop.
Do not use the cruise control if it is not
advisable to maintain a constant
speed.
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Driving and operating
With automatic transmission, only
activate cruise control in automatic
mode.
Control indicator m 3 87.
Alternatively accelerate to the desired
speed and store by pressing the SET button.
Activation
With cruise control active, press and
hold the - SET button or tap the SET button repeatedly: speed
decreases continuously or in small
increments.
Press the e button; control
indicator m illuminates yellow in the
instrument cluster. Accelerate to the
desired speed, press the - SET button
and release it. The current speed is
stored and maintained. Control
indicator m illuminates green.
Accelerator pedal can be released.
Vehicle speed can be increased by
depressing the accelerator pedal.
When the accelerator pedal is
released, the previously stored speed
is resumed.
Increase speed
With cruise control active, press and
hold the + RES button or tap the +
RES button repeatedly: speed
increases continuously or in small
increments.
Reduce speed
Resume stored speed
Press the + RES button at a speed
above 45 km/h. The stored speed will
be obtained.
Deleting the stored speed
The stored speed will be deleted by
pressing the e button or
switching off the ignition.
Deactivation
Press the e button; control
indicator m extinguishes and the
vehicle slowly decelerates.
Automatic deactivation:
■ vehicle speed below approx.
45 km/h,
■ the brake pedal is depressed,
■ the clutch pedal is depressed,
■ selector lever in N,
■ the Electronic Stability Control is
operating.
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Object detection
systems
Control indicator r 3 84.
Activation
Parking assist
The parking assist system makes
parking easier by measuring the
distance between the vehicle and
obstacles to the front and rear, and
giving acoustic signals. It is the driver,
however, who bears full responsibility
for the parking manoeuvre.
The system consists of four ultrasonic
parking sensors in both the front and
rear bumpers.
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When the distance is less than
30 cm, the signal is continuous. The
acoustic signal may differ depending
on the type of object detected.
Deactivation
With the ignition on, the system must
be activated manually.
Press button r on the instrument
panel. The LED in the button will
illuminate and will activate when
a forward gear or reverse gear is
engaged and the electrical parking
brake is released.
An obstacle is indicated by an
acoustic signal. The interval between
the sounds becomes shorter as the
vehicle gets closer to the obstacle.
To deactivate, press the button again
and the LED in the button will
extinguish. The control indicator r
in the instrument cluster will illuminate
until the vehicle speed exceeds
25 km/h.
The system is deactivated
automatically when the vehicle speed
is above 8 km/h or when selector
lever is in neutral (automatic
transmission in N or P).
If the b button is pressed again, the
LED in the button will extinguish and
the system will be reactivated as soon
as a forward gear or reverse gear is
engaged and the electrical parking
brake is released.
Fault
In the event of a fault in the system,
control indicator r illuminates in the
instrument cluster.
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If the acoustic signal sounds 3 times
continuously when there are no
obstacles near the front or rear
bumper, there is a fault in the system.
Have the cause of the fault remedied
by a workshop.
Important hints for using the
parking assist system
9 Warning
Under certain circumstances,
various reflective surfaces on
objects or clothing as well as
external noise sources may cause
the system to fail to detect
obstacles.
Caution
Performance of the sensors may
be reduced when the sensors are
covered, e.g. by ice or snow.
1)
The system may not detect sharp
or narrow objects, thick clothes or
soft materials, which absorb the
frequency.
For these reasons, care must be
taken when reversing, even if the
system is operational. This is of
particular importance when in the
vicinity of pedestrians.
Fuel
Fuel for petrol engines
Only use unleaded fuel that complies
with DIN EN 2281).
Equivalent standardised fuels with an
ethanol content of max. 10 % by
volume may be used. In this case only
use fuel that complies with
DIN 51625.
Use fuel with the recommended
octane rating 3 190. Use of fuel with
too low an octane rating can reduce
engine power and torque and slightly
increases fuel consumption.
Caution
Use of fuel with too low an octane
rating could lead to uncontrolled
combustion and engine damage.
Russia only: Usage of fuel with quality, not complying to the Technical Regulations in effect (Decree № 118 of 27.02.2008
with amendments of 30.12.2008 № 1076) can lead to engine damage and loss of all warranty obligations.
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Fuel for diesel engines
Only use diesel fuel that complies
with DIN EN 5902). The fuel must
have low sulphur content (max.
10 ppm).
Equivalent standardised fuels with
a biodiesel (= FAME according to
EN14214) content of max. 7 % by
volume (such as DIN 51628 or
equivalent standards) may be used.
Country-specific exception for
Morocco: use Diesel 50 ppm only.
Do not use marine diesel oils, heating
oils or entirely or partially plant-based
diesel fuels, such as rape seed oil or
bio diesel, Aquazole and similar
diesel-water emulsions. Diesel fuels
must not be diluted with fuels for
petrol engines.
The flow and filterability of diesel fuel
are temperature-dependent. When
temperatures are low, refuel with
diesel fuel with guaranteed winter
properties.
2)
Refuelling
9 Danger
Before refuelling, switch off engine
and any external heaters with
combustion chambers. Switch off
any mobile phones.
Follow the operating and safety
instructions of the filling station
when refuelling.
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Caution
In case of misfuelling, do not
switch on ignition.
Fuel filler flap is located at left rear
side of vehicle.
The fuel filler flap can only be opened
if the vehicle is unlocked 3 20.
Release the fuel filler flap by pushing
the flap.
9 Danger
Fuel is flammable and explosive.
No smoking. No naked flames or
sparks.
If you can smell fuel in your
vehicle, have the cause of this
remedied immediately by
a workshop.
Russia only: Usage of fuel with quality, not complying to the Technical Regulations in effect (Decree № 118 of 27.02.2008
with amendments of 30.12.2008 № 1076) can lead to engine damage and loss of all warranty obligations.
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To unlock fuel filler cap: turn it
anticlockwise. If hissing occurs, wait
until it stops before completely
unscrewing the cap.
The fuel filler cap can be retained in
the holder on the inside of the fuel
filler flap.
After refuelling, replace the fuel filler
cap and turn it clockwise until you
hear several clicks. Ensure the cap is
screwed in completely, otherwise
control indicator Z may illuminate in
the instrument cluster 3 81.
Close fuel filler flap.
Caution
Wipe off any overflowing fuel
immediately.
Fuel filler cap
Only a genuine fuel filler cap provides
full functionality. Diesel-engined
vehicles have special fuel filler caps.
Fuel consumption - CO2Emissions
The determination of fuel
consumption is regulated by
European directive
715/2007 692/2008 A.
The directive is oriented to actual
driving practices: Urban driving is
rated at approx. 1/3 and extra urban
driving at approx. 2/3. Cold starts and
acceleration phases are also taken
into consideration.
The specification of CO2 emission is
also a constituent of the directive.
The figures given must not be taken
as a guarantee for the actual fuel
consumption of a particular vehicle.
Furthermore, fuel consumption is
dependent on personal driving style
as well as road and traffic conditions.
All values are based on the EU base
model with standard equipment.
The calculation of fuel consumption
takes into account the vehicle's kerb
weight, ascertained in accordance
with the regulations. Optional
equipment may result in slightly
higher fuel consumption and CO2
emission levels and a lower maximum
speed.
Fuel consumption, CO2 emissions
3 192.
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Towing
General information
The coupling ball bar is kept in a bag,
fastened with a strap and is stowed
below the floor cover in the load
compartment.
Entrust retrofitting of towing
equipment to a workshop. It may be
necessary to make changes that
affect the cooling system, heat
shields or other equipment. Only use
towing equipment that has been
approved for your vehicle.
Control indicator g illuminates in the
instrument cluster when a trailer is
connected to the vehicle 3 88.
Installation dimensions of trailer
towing equipment 3 196.
Driving characteristics and
towing tips
In the case of trailers with brakes,
attach the break-away stopping cable
to the eye - not to the coupling ball
bar.
If no eye is available, loop cable
around coupling ball bar. Ensure
cable is crossed under the vertical
coupling socket to ensure the trailer
nose cannot drop to the ground if it
becomes separated from the trailer
hitch. Do not allow the cable to drag
along the ground and always allow
enough slack to permit full turning.
Follow the instructions supplied with
the towing equipment.
Before attaching a trailer, lubricate
the coupling ball. However, do not do
so if a stabiliser, which acts on the
coupling ball, is being used to reduce
snaking movements. For trailers with
low driving stability, the use of
a friction-type stabiliser is strongly
recommended.
Do not drive faster than 80 km/h, even
in countries where higher speeds are
permitted. When driving uphill, do not
drive faster than 30 km/h in 1st gear,
or 50 km/h in 2nd gear.
If the trailer starts snaking, drive more
slowly, do not attempt to correct the
steering and brake sharply if
necessary.
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When driving downhill, drive in the
same gear as if driving uphill and
drive at a similar speed.
Adjust tyre pressure to the value
specified for full load 3 195.
Trailer towing
Trailer loads
The permissible trailer loads are
vehicle-dependent and enginedependent maximum values which
must not be exceeded. The actual
trailer load is the difference between
the actual gross weight of the trailer
and the actual coupling socket load
with the trailer coupled.
When the trailer load is being
checked, therefore, only the trailer
wheels - and not the jockey wheel must be standing on the weighing
apparatus.
The permissible trailer loads are
specified in the vehicle documents. In
general, they are valid for gradients
up to max. 12 %.
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The permitted trailer load applies up
to the specified incline and up to an
altitude of 1000 metres above sea
level. Since engine power decreases
as altitude increases due to the air
becoming thinner, therefore reducing
climbing ability, the permissible gross
train weight also decreases by 10 %
for every 1000 metres of additional
altitude. The gross train weight does
not have to be reduced when driving
on roads with slight inclines (less than
8 %, e.g. motorways).
The permissible gross train weight
must not be exceeded. This weight is
specified on the identification plate
3 189.
Vertical coupling load
The vertical coupling load is the load
exerted by the trailer on the coupling
ball. It can be varied by changing the
weight distribution when loading the
trailer.
The maximum permissible vertical
coupling load (80 kg) is specified on
the towing equipment identification
plate and in the vehicle documents.
Always aim for the maximum load,
especially in the case of heavy
trailers. The vertical coupling load
should never fall below 25 kg.
When measuring the vertical coupling
load, ensure the drawbar of the
loaded trailer is at the same height as
it will be when the trailer is coupled
with the towing vehicle loaded. This is
particularly important for trailers with
tandem axle.
Rear axle load
When the trailer is coupled and the
towing vehicle is fully loaded
(including all occupants), the
permissible rear axle load (see
identification plate or vehicle
documents) must not be exceeded.
National regulations regarding
maximum speeds for vehicles towing
a trailer must be observed.
Towing equipment
Caution
When operating without a trailer,
remove the coupling ball bar.
Towing equipment with
detachable coupling ball bar
The coupling ball bar is kept in a bag,
fastened with a strap and is stowed
below the floor cover in the load
compartment.
Fitting the coupling ball bar
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Remove sealing plug from the hole for
the coupling ball bar and stow it in the
load compartment.
Confirm that the colour marking on
the lever is red.
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Inserting the coupling ball bar
Insert the coupling ball bar into the
coupling housing and push firmly
downwards until the coupling ball bar
audibly engages. If it does not
engage, repeat fitting procedure.
Do not swing the coupling ball bar to
the left or right, or upwards and
downwards, to avoid disrupting
correct fitting.
Lock coupling ball bar by turning the
supplied key in the lock cylinder of the
coupling ball bar. Remove key.
Check that the coupling ball bar is
correctly attached:
■ Green marking must be visible on
lever.
■ Coupling ball bar must be seated
firmly in coupling housing.
Coupling ball bar must be locked and
key must be removed.
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Driving and operating
9 Warning
Towing a trailer is permitted only
when the coupling ball bar is fitted
correctly. If the coupling ball bar
cannot be properly attached, seek
the assistance of a workshop.
Eye for break-away stopping cable
In the case of trailers with brakes,
attach the break-away stopping cable
to the eye - not to the coupling ball
bar.
Dismounting the coupling ball bar
Unlock coupling ball bar and remove
key. Push lever to the left, towards the
coupling ball bar and turn it
downwards. Pull coupling ball bar out
of coupling housing.
Remove any rust or dirt from area
around the coupling housing and
coupling ball bar connection before
inserting sealing plug in the hole.
Place the coupling ball bar in the bag
supplied, fasten it with the strap and
stow it below the floor cover in the
load compartment.
Do not use steam-jet cleaners or
other high-pressure cleaners to clean
the coupling ball bar.
Trailer stability assist
If the system detects snaking
movements, engine power is reduced
and the vehicle/trailer combination is
selectively braked until the snaking
ceases. While system is working keep
steering wheel as still as possible.
Trailer stability assist (TSA) is
a function of the Electronic Stability
Control 3 133.
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General Information ................... 145
Vehicle checks ........................... 146
Bulb replacement ....................... 152
Electrical system ........................ 159
Vehicle tools .............................. 166
Wheels and tyres ....................... 168
Jump starting ............................. 179
Towing ....................................... 180
Appearance care ....................... 182
General Information
Accessories and vehicle
modifications
We recommend the use of genuine
parts and accessories and factory
approved parts specific for your
vehicle type. We cannot assess or
guarantee reliability of other products
- even if they have a regulatory or
otherwise granted approval.
Do not make any modifications to the
electrical system, e.g. changes of
electronic control units (chip tuning).
Vehicle storage
Storage for a long period of time
If the vehicle is to be stored for several
months:
■ Wash and wax the vehicle.
■ Have the wax in the engine
compartment and underbody
checked.
■ Clean and preserve the rubber
seals.
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■ Change the engine oil.
■ Drain the washer fluid reservoir.
■ Check the coolant antifreeze and
corrosion protection.
■ Adjust tyre pressure to the value
specified for full load.
■ Park the vehicle in a dry, well
ventilated place. Engage first or
reverse gear or move selector lever
to P. Prevent the vehicle from
rolling.
■ Do not apply the electrical parking
brake.
■ Open the bonnet, close all doors
and lock the vehicle.
■ Disconnect the clamp from the
negative terminal of the vehicle
battery. Beware that all systems are
not functional, e.g. anti-theft alarm
system.
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Putting back into operation
When the vehicle is to be put back into
operation:
■ Connect the clamp to the negative
terminal of the vehicle battery.
Activate the electronics of the
power windows.
■ Check tyre pressure.
■ Fill up the washer fluid reservoir.
■ Check the engine oil level.
■ Check the coolant level.
■ Fit the number plate if necessary.
Seek the assistance of a workshop for
further advice.
End-of-life vehicle
recovery
Vehicle checks
Bonnet
Performing work
Opening
9 Warning
Only perform engine compartment
checks when the ignition is off.
The cooling fan may start
operating even if the ignition is off.
9 Danger
The ignition system and Xenon
headlights use extremely high
voltage. Do not touch.
Pull the release lever and return it to
its original position.
Information on end-of-life vehicle
recovery centres and the recycling of
end-of-life vehicles is available on our
website. Only entrust this work to an
authorised recycling centre.
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Engine oil
Locate the safety catch, found slightly
left of centre on the underside of the
bonnet, push the catch upwards and
lift the bonnet gently.
The bonnet is held open
automatically.
Air intake 3 118.
Check the engine oil level manually
on a regular basis to prevent damage
to the engine.
Ensure that the correct specification
of oil is used. Recommended fluids
and lubricants 3 186.
Check with the vehicle on a level
surface. The engine must be at
operating temperature and switched
off for at least 5 minutes.
Pull out the dipstick, wipe it clean,
insert it to the stop on the handle, pull
out and read the engine oil level.
Insert dipstick to the stop on the
handle and make half a turn.
Different dipsticks are used
depending on engine variant.
When the engine oil level has
dropped to the MIN mark, top up
engine oil.
Closing
Lower the bonnet and allow it to drop
into the catch. Check that the bonnet
is engaged.
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Control indicators for engine oil
pressure I 3 85, low engine oil S
3 86 and engine oil life C 3 86.
Once the engine oil has been
changed, the engine oil life monitor
needs to be reset. Seek the
assistance of a workshop.
Engine coolant
The coolant provides freeze
protection down to approx. -28 °C.
We recommend the use of the same
grade of engine oil that was used at
the last oil change.
The engine oil level must not exceed
the MAX mark on the dipstick.
Caution
Overfilled engine oil must be
drained or suctioned out.
Capacities 3 194, Engine oil quality/
viscosity 3 186.
Fit the cap on straight and tighten it.
Caution
Only use approved antifreeze.
Coolant level
Caution
Too low a coolant level can cause
engine damage.
If the cooling system is cold, the
coolant level should be between the
MIN and MAX marks. Top up if the
level is low.
9 Warning
Allow the engine to cool before
opening the cap. Carefully open
the cap, relieving the pressure
slowly.
To top up use a 1:1 mixture of
released coolant concentrate mixed
with clean tap water. If no coolant
concentrate is available, use clean
tap water. Install the cap tightly. Have
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the coolant concentration checked
and have the cause of the coolant
loss remedied by a workshop.
Engine coolant temperature control
indicator W 3 85.
Washer fluid
Power steering fluid
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Do not spray washer fluid onto
windscreen in freezing weather, to
avoid ice forming and impairing
vision.
In cold weather, do not fill the washer
fluid reservoir more than three
quarters full, to allow enough room for
expansion if the fluid freezes, and to
prevent damage to the reservoir.
Windscreen washer fluid control
indicator G 3 87.
Brakes
Fill with clean water mixed with
a suitable quantity of washer fluid
which contains antifreeze. For the
correct mixing ratio refer to the
washer fluid container.
If the fluid level in the reservoir falls
below the MIN mark, seek the
assistance of a workshop.
Caution
Only washer fluid with a sufficient
antifreeze concentration provides
protection at low temperatures or
a sudden drop in temperature.
A squealing noise indicates that the
brake lining is at its minimum
thickness. Continued driving is
possible but have the brake lining
replaced as soon as possible.
Once new brake linings are installed,
do not brake unnecessarily hard for
the first few journeys.
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Brake fluid
9 Warning
Brake fluid is poisonous and
corrosive. Avoid contact with eyes,
skin, fabrics and painted surfaces.
Only use high-performance brake
fluid approved for the vehicle. Brake
fluid 3 186.
Brake fluid level control indicator R
3 82.
Clutch fluid
9 Warning
Clutch fluid is poisonous and
corrosive. Avoid contact with eyes,
skin, fabrics and painted surfaces.
The brake fluid level must be between
the MIN and MAX marks.
When topping up, ensure maximum
cleanliness as contamination of the
brake fluid can lead to brake system
malfunctions. Have the cause of the
loss of brake fluid remedied by
a workshop.
If the fluid in the reservoir falls below
the MIN mark, seek the assistance of
a workshop.
Clutch fluid 3 186.
Battery
The vehicle battery is maintenancefree provided that the driving profile
allows sufficient charging of the
battery. Short-distance-driving and
frequent engine starts can discharge
the battery. Avoid the use of
unnecessary electrical consumers.
Batteries do not belong in household
waste. They must be disposed of at
an appropriate recycling collection
point.
Laying up the vehicle for more than
6 weeks can lead to battery
discharge. Disconnect the clamp from
the negative terminal of the vehicle
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battery. Ensure the ignition is
switched off before connecting or
disconnecting the vehicle battery.
Retrofitted electrical or electronic
accessories can place an additional
load on the battery or discharge the
battery. Seek the assistance of
a workshop regarding technical
possibilities, such as fitting a more
powerful battery.
Ensure the ignition is switched off
before reconnecting the battery. Then
perform the following actions:
1. Set date and time in the
information display 3 74.
2. If necessary, activate the power
windows and sun roof 3 29, 3 31.
In order to prevent the battery from
discharging, some consumers such
as the courtesy lights automatically
switch off after a delay.
Charge a disconnected battery every
6 weeks.
Battery discharge protection 3 110.
Diesel fuel filter
Drain diesel fuel filter of residual
water at every engine oil change.
Place a container underneath the
filter housing. Turn drain plug
anticlockwise using a suitable
screwdriver, to drain off the water.
The filter is drained as soon as diesel
fuel emerges from the port. Retighten
the drain plug by turning it clockwise.
With engine switched off, turn ignition
key to ON, wait approx. 5 seconds,
and turn key to LOCK to perform
priming operation. Perform this
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operation 3 times or more while the
engine is switched off, to avoid air
entering the fuel line.
Check diesel fuel filter at shorter
intervals if the vehicle is subjected to
extreme operating conditions.
If there is water in the diesel fuel filter,
control indicator N illuminates in the
instrument cluster 3 86. Drain the
water immediately.
Diesel fuel system
bleeding
If the fuel tank has been run dry, the
diesel fuel system must be bled.
Switch on the ignition three times for
15 seconds at a time. Then start the
engine for a maximum of
40 seconds. If the engine will not start,
wait at least 10 seconds before trying
again. If the engine fails to start, seek
the assistance of a workshop.
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Wiper blade replacement
Bulb replacement
Wiper blades on the windscreen
Switch off the ignition and turn off the
relevant switch or close the doors.
Only hold a new bulb at the base! Do
not touch the bulb glass with bare
hands.
Use only the same bulb type for
replacement.
Replace headlight bulbs from within
the engine compartment.
Headlights
Lift wiper arm, press and hold
retaining clip and detach wiper blade.
Lower wiper arm carefully.
Headlamp removal
For bulb replacement, it is necessary
to first remove the headlamp
assembly.
1. Switch off the ignition and
headlight switch.
2. Open the bonnet, release the
11 retainers and remove the
radiator cover.
3. Remove 3 bolts and withdraw
headlamp.
4. Depress harness connector tags
and disconnect headlamp wiring.
5. Remove the headlamp assembly.
Headlamp assembly installation is the
reverse of removal - ensure locating
dowel aligns with its socket. Do not
overtighten bolts or retainers.
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Halogen headlights
Low and high beam
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5. Engage bulb retaining spring and
replace headlamp cap.
6. Reinstall headlamp assembly.
Front turn signal
Halogen headlights A can be
identified from Xenon headlights B by
the different lens layout.
Halogen headlights have separate
systems for high beam 1 (inner bulbs)
and low beam 2 (outer bulbs).
1. Remove headlamp assembly
3 152.
2. Remove headlamp cap.
3. Release bulb retaining spring and
remove bulb from reflector
housing.
4. When inserting a new bulb,
ensure the lugs engage correctly
with the recesses on the reflector.
1. Remove headlamp assembly
3 152.
2. Rotate bulb holder anticlockwise
and withdraw bulb holder from
lamp assembly.
3. Press and rotate bulb
anticlockwise to remove it from
bulb holder.
4. Insert new bulb into bulb holder by
pressing and rotating it clockwise.
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5. Reinstall bulb holder in lamp
assembly by rotating it clockwise.
6. Reinstall headlamp assembly.
Sidelights
5. Reinstall bulb holder in lamp
assembly and replace headlamp
cap.
6. Reinstall headlamp assembly.
Xenon headlights
Low and high beam
9 Danger
Xenon headlights work under
extremely high electrical voltage.
Do not touch. Have bulbs replaced
by a workshop.
Front turn signal
1. Remove headlamp assembly
3 152.
2. Remove headlamp cap and
withdraw bulb holder (located
next to high beam bulb) from lamp
assembly.
3. Remove bulb from bulb holder by
pulling it straight out.
4. Insert new bulb, using a lint-free
cloth to hold bulb.
Xenon headlights B can be identified
from Halogen headlights A by the
different lens layout.
1. Remove headlamp assembly
3 152.
2. Rotate bulb holder anticlockwise
and withdraw bulb holder from
lamp assembly.
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3. Press and rotate bulb
anticlockwise to remove it from
bulb holder.
4. Insert new bulb into bulb holder by
pressing and rotating it clockwise.
5. Reinstall bulb holder in lamp
assembly by rotating it clockwise.
6. Reinstall headlamp assembly.
Sidelights
3. Remove bulb from bulb holder by
pulling it straight out.
4. Insert new bulb, using a lint-free
cloth to hold bulb.
5. Reinstall bulb holder in lamp
assembly by rotating it clockwise.
6. Reinstall headlamp assembly.
Fog lights
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1. Remove 2 screws from panel on
underside of vehicle below front
fog lights and remove panel.
2. Disconnect harness connector
from bulb holder and rotate bulb
holder anticlockwise.
3. Remove bulb holder from lamp
assembly, rotate bulb
anticlockwise and remove from
bulb holder.
4. Insert new bulb into bulb holder
and rotate it clockwise.
5. Reinstall bulb holder in lamp
assembly and reconnect harness
connector.
6. Reinstall panel to underside of
vehicle using 2 screws removed
earlier.
1. Remove headlamp assembly
3 152.
2. Rotate bulb holder anticlockwise
and withdraw bulb holder from
lamp assembly.
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Tail lights
Side turn signal lights
Rear brake, tail, turn signal,
reverse and fog tail light
1. Open the tailgate and remove
2 screws and lamp assembly.
2. Remove bulb holder by rotating it
anticlockwise.
3. Remove bulb from bulb holder by
pressing the bulb in and rotating it
anticlockwise.
4. Insert new bulb into bulb holder.
5. Reinstall bulb holder into lamp
assembly. Rotate bulb holder
clockwise and ensure it is secure.
6. Replace lamp assembly by
guiding lugs on lamp assembly
into their corresponding
apertures.
7. Replace 2 screws removed earlier
and close the tailgate.
1. Using a suitable screwdriver, pry
lamp assembly away from wing.
2. Rotate bulb holder anticlockwise.
3. Remove bulb from lamp assembly
by pulling bulb straight out of bulb
holder.
4. Insert new bulb into bulb holder by
pressing it in and rotating the bulb
holder clockwise.
5. Push lamp assembly back into
aperture.
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Centre high-mounted
brake light
Have bulbs replaced by a workshop.
Number plate light
5. Reinstall bulb holder into lamp
assembly, rotate bulb holder
clockwise and ensure it is secure.
6. Replace lamp covers using the
4 screws removed earlier.
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Rear reading lights
Interior lights
Front reading lights
1. Remove 4 screws (arrowed) and
remove lamp covers.
2. Remove bulb holder from lamp
assembly by rotating it
anticlockwise.
3. Pull bulb straight out of bulb
holder.
4. Insert new bulb.
1. Using a suitable screwdriver, pry
lamp lens away from roof lining.
2. Remove bulb.
3. Insert new bulb.
4. Reinstall lamp lens in roof lining.
1. Using a suitable screwdriver, pry
lamp lens away from roof lining.
2. Remove bulb.
3. Insert new bulb.
4. Reinstall lamp lens in roof lining.
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Load compartment light
Front door lights
Instrument panel
illumination
Have bulbs replaced by a workshop.
1. Using a suitable screwdriver,
remove lens from lamp assembly.
2. Remove bulb.
3. Insert new bulb.
4. Reinstall lens to lamp assembly.
1. Using a suitable screwdriver, pry
lamp lens away from front door
trim.
2. Remove bulb.
3. Insert new bulb.
4. Reinstall lamp lens to front door
trim.
Glovebox light
Have bulbs replaced by a workshop.
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Electrical system
Fuses
Data on the replacement fuse must
match the data on the defective fuse.
There are two fuse boxes in the
vehicle:
■ in the engine compartment next to
the coolant reservoir,
■ in the instrument panel, on the lefthand side of the front passenger
seat foot well, or, in right-hand drive
vehicles, on the left-hand side of
the driver's seat foot well.
Before replacing a fuse, turn off the
respective switch and the ignition.
A blown fuse can be recognized by its
melted wire. Do not replace the fuse
until the cause of the fault has been
remedied.
Some functions are protected by
several fuses. Fuses may also be
inserted without existence of
a function.
It is advisable to carry a full set of
spare fuses. Spare fuses can be
stored in the engine compartment
fuse box.
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Fuse extractor
A fuse extractor may be located in the
engine compartment fuse box.
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Engine compartment fuse
box
Place the fuse extractor on the
various types of fuse from the top or
side, and withdraw fuse.
The fuse box is located next to the
coolant reservoir in the engine
compartment.
To open, disengage cover and tilt
upwards.
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Fuse
Circuit
Fuse
Circuit
Fuse
Circuit
ABS
Anti-lock Brake
System
FAN1
Cooling fan
LO BEAM LH
A/C
Climate control, air
conditioning
system
FAN3
Cooling fan
Low beam (lefthand)
FRT FOG
Front fog lights
LO BEAM RH
FRT WPR
Front wiper
Low beam (righthand)
PRK LP LH
Parking light (lefthand)
PRK LP RH
Parking light (righthand)
PWM FAN
Pulse width
modulation fan
BATT1
Instrument panel
fuse box
FUEL/VAC
Fuel pump,
vacuum pump
BATT2
Instrument panel
fuse box
HDLP
WASHER
Headlight washer
BATT3
Instrument panel
fuse box
HI BEAM LH
High beam (lefthand)
BCM
Body Control
Module
HI BEAM RH
High beam (righthand)
ECM
Engine Control
Module
HORN
Horn
HTD WASH/
MIR
Heated washer
fluid, heated
exterior mirrors
ECM PWR TRN Engine Control
Module, Powertrain
ENG SNSR
Engine sensors
IGN COIL A
Ignition coil
EPB
Electrical parking
brake
IGN COIL B
Ignition coil
REAR DEFOG Heated rear
window
REAR WPR
Rear wiper
SPARE
–
STOP LAMP
Brake lights
STRTR
Starter
TCM
Transmission
Control Module
TRLR PRL LP
Trailer parking
lights
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After changing of defective fuses
close the fuse box cover and press
until it engages.
If the fuse box cover is not closed
correctly, malfunctions may occur.
Instrument panel fuse box
The fuse box is located on the lefthand side of the front passenger seat
foot well, or, in right-hand drive
vehicles, on the left-hand side of the
driver's seat foot well.
Release latch to open cover.
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Fuse
Circuit
Fuse
Circuit
Fuse
Circuit
AMP
Amplifier
CIGAR
Cigarette lighter
Seat heating
APO JACK
(CONSOLE)
Power outlet
(centre console)
CIM
Communications
Integration Module
HTD SEAT
PWR
HVAC BLWR
APO JACK
(REAR
CARGO)
Power outlet (load
compartment)
CLSTR
Instrument cluster
Climate control, air
conditioning fan
DRL
IPC
Instrument panel
cluster
AWD/VENT
All-wheel drive,
ventilation
Daytime running
lights
DR/LCK
Driver door lock
ISRVM/RCM
BCM (CTSY)
Courtesy lights
Driver power seat
BCM
(DIMMER)
Instrument
illumination
DRVR PWR
SEAT
Interior mirror,
remote compass
module
Key capture
Interior lights, trailer
fog light
Driver power
window
KEY
CAPTURE
BCM (INT
LIGHT TRLR
FOG)
DRV/PWR
WNDW
L/GATE
Tailgate
BCM (PRK/
TRN)
Parking lights, turn
signals
BCM (STOP)
Brake lights
BCM (TRN
SIG)
Turn signals
BCM (VBATT) Battery voltage
F/DOOR LOCK Fuel filler flap
FRT WSR
Front washer
LOGISTIC
MODE
Logistic mode
FSCM
Fuel system
OSRVM
Exterior mirrors
FSCM/VENT
SOL
Fuel system, vent
solenoid
PASS PWR
WNDW
Passenger power
window
PWR DIODE
Power diode
HEATING MAT Heating mat switch
SW
PWR MODING Power moding
RADIO
Radio
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Fuse
Circuit
Fuse
Circuit
Vehicle tools
RR FOG
Heated rear
window
XBCM
Export Body
Control Module
Tools
RUN 2
Power battery key
on run
XM/HVAC/
DLC
Vehicles with spare wheel
RUN/CRNK
Run crank
XM satellite radio,
climate control,
data link connection
SDM (BATT)
Safety Diagnosis
Module (Battery)
SDM (IGN 1)
Safety Diagnosis
Module (Ignition)
SPARE
-
S/ROOF
Sunroof
After changing of defective fuses
close the fuse box cover and press
until it engages.
If the fuse box cover is not closed
correctly, malfunctions may occur.
S/ROOF BATT Sunroof battery
SSPS
Power steering
STR/WHL SW Steering wheel
TRLR
Trailer
TRLR BATT
Trailer battery
In vehicles with a spare wheel, a jack
and vehicle tools kit is available.
The jack and vehicle tools have been
specially developed for your vehicle
and must only be used on that
vehicle. Only use jack for changing
wheels.
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Remove wing bolt from the jack by
rotating it anticlockwise and remove
the jack and wheel wrench bag.
Remove straps holding the bag
containing the wheel wrench.
Remove wheel wrench from the bag.
Vehicles with tyre repair kit
The jack and vehicle tools are in
a storage compartment below the
floor cover in the load compartment.
To remove the jack and vehicle tools,
open the tailgate. Push both levers on
the floor cover towards the handle
and pull up the floor cover by the
handle.
Hang the hook to the upper part of the
tailgate opening.
In vehicles with a tyre repair kit, there
may not be a jack and vehicle tool kit.
The tyre repair kit is in a storage
compartment below the floor cover in
the load compartment.
To remove the tyre repair kit, open the
tailgate. Push both levers on the floor
cover towards the handle and pull up
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the floor cover by the handle. Hang
the hook to the upper part of the
tailgate opening.
Caution
Do not allow objects to protrude
above the top of the rear floor
storage compartment, to avoid
damage to the storage area and
the load compartment floor.
Wheels and tyres
Tyre condition, wheel condition
Drive over edges slowly and at right
angles if possible. Driving over sharp
edges can cause tyre and wheel
damage. Do not trap tyres on the kerb
when parking.
Regularly check the wheels for
damage. Seek the assistance of
a workshop in the event of damage or
unusual wear.
Tyres
Tyres of size 215/70 R 16 are
recommended as winter tyres.
Winter tyres
Winter tyres improve driving safety at
temperatures below 7 °C and should
therefore be fitted on all wheels.
Tyres of size 215/70 R 16 are
recommended as winter tyres.
In accordance with country-specific
regulations, affix the speed sticker in
the driver's field of view.
If winter tyres are installed that have
not been approved for your vehicle,
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
system performance may be affected
3 133. Seek the assistance of
a workshop regarding availability of
approved winter tyres.
If winter tyres are in use, the
temporary spare wheel may still be
fitted with a summer tyre. Vehicle
driveability could be affected,
especially on slippery road surfaces.
Spare wheel 3 177.
Tyre designations
E.g. 235/65 R 17 104 H
235 = Tyre width, in mm
65 = Cross-section ratio (tyre
height to tyre width), %
R
= Belt type: Radial
RF = Type: RunFlat
17 = Wheel diameter, in inches
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104 = Load index e.g. 91 is
equivalent to 618 kg
H
= Speed code letter
Speed code letter:
Q = up to 160 km/h
S = up to 180 km/h
T = up to 190 km/h
H = up to 210 km/h
V = up to 240 km/h
W = up to 270 km/h
Tyre pressure
Check the pressure of cold tyres at
least every 14 days and before any
long journey. Do not forget the spare
wheel. This also applies to vehicles
with tyre pressure monitoring system.
Use the valve cap key to make
unscrewing the valve caps easier.
The valve cap key is located on the
inside of the tank flap.
Tyre pressure 3 195.
The tyre pressure data refers to cold
tyres. It applies to summer and winter
tyres.
Always inflate the spare tyre to the
pressure specified for full load.
Incorrect tyre pressures will impair
safety, vehicle handling, comfort and
fuel economy and will increase tyre
wear.
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All wheels must be equipped with
pressure sensors and the tyres must
have the prescribed pressure. If
wheels without sensors are mounted,
the tyre pressure monitoring system
is not operational. Retrofitting of
sensors is possible.
9 Warning
If the pressure is too low, this can
result in considerable tyre warmup and internal damage, leading to
tread separation and even to tyre
blow-out at high speeds.
If the tyre pressure shall be reduced
or increased on a vehicle with tyre
pressure monitoring system, switch
off ignition.
Tyre pressure monitoring
system
The tyre pressure monitoring system
checks the pressure of all four wheels
once per minute when vehicle speed
exceeds a certain limit.
The current tyre pressures can be
shown in the menu item Tyres in the
Board Computer menu. Press the
BC button on the Infotainment system
and select the menu item.
The tyre pressure monitoring system
automatically detects the vehicle
load. A message appears on the
information display if inconsistent tyre
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pressures are detected. In some
versions, the message is displayed in
abbreviated form.
For example, the following messages
can be displayed:
A graphic indicating the left rear tyre
is shown together with the current tyre
pressure; slight pressure deviation.
Reduce speed. Check tyre pressure
at next opportunity with an
appropriate gauge and correct if
necessary.
On the Colour-Info-Display, this
message will appear in yellow.
If the tyre pressure is to be reduced or
increased, switch off the ignition. Tyre
pressures 3 169, 3 195.
External high-power radio equipment
could disrupt the tyre pressure
monitoring system.
The tyre pressure monitoring system
valve cores and sealing rings must be
replaced each time the tyres are
changed.
A graphic indicating the front left tyre
is shown together with the current tyre
pressure; significant pressure
deviation or direct pressure loss.
Steer out of the flow of traffic as
quickly as possible without
endangering other vehicles. Stop and
check the tyres. Mount the spare
wheel if necessary 3 175.
On the Colour-Info-Display, this
message will appear in red.
Acknowledgement of warnings 3 88,
3 91.
Vehicle messages 3 96.
Tread depth
Check tread depth at regular
intervals.
Tyres should be replaced for safety
reasons at a tread depth of 2-3 mm
(4 mm for winter tyres).
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Changing tyre and wheel
size
The legally permissible minimum
tread depth (1.6 mm) has been
reached when the tread has worn
down as far as one of the tread wear
indicators (TWI). Their position is
indicated by markings on the
sidewall.
If there is more wear at the front than
the rear, swap round front wheels and
rear wheels. Ensure that the direction
of rotation of the wheels is the same
as before.
Tyres age, even if they are not used.
We recommend tyre replacement
every 6 years.
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Wheel covers
If tyres of a different size than those
fitted at the factory are used, it may be
necessary to reprogramme the
speedometer as well as the nominal
tyre pressure and make other vehicle
modifications.
After converting to a different tyre
size, have the label with tyre
pressures replaced.
Wheel covers and tyres that are
factory approved for the respective
vehicle and comply with all of the
relevant wheel and tyre combination
requirements must be used.
If the wheel covers and tyres used are
not factory approved, the tyres must
not have a rim protection ridge.
Wheel covers must not impair brake
cooling.
9 Warning
9 Warning
Use of unsuitable tyres or wheels
may lead to accidents and will
invalidate the vehicle type
approval.
Use of unsuitable tyres or wheel
covers could lead to sudden
pressure loss and thereby
accidents.
If wheel rims of a different type are to
be installed, the wheel nuts may also
need to be changed. We recommend
you consult your service partner.
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Tyre chains
Tyre chains are permitted only on
tyres of size 215/70 R 16. We
recommend you consult your service
partner.
The use of tyre chains is not permitted
on the temporary spare wheel.
If the use of tyre chains is required
after suffering a flat front tyre, fit the
temporary spare wheel on the rear
axle and transfer one of the rear
wheels to the front axle.
Tyre repair kit
Tyre chains are only permitted on the
front wheels.
They must be fitted to the tyres
symmetrically in order to achieve
a concentric fit.
Always use fine mesh chains that add
no more than 15 mm to the tyre tread
and the inboard sides (including chain
lock).
9 Warning
Damage may lead to tyre blowout.
Minor damage to the tyre tread or
sidewall can be repaired with the tyre
repair kit.
Do not remove foreign bodies from
the tyres.
Tyre damage exceeding 4 mm or that
is at the tyre's sidewall near the rim
cannot be repaired with the tyre repair
kit.
In vehicles with a tyre repair kit, there
may not be a jack and vehicle tool kit.
Vehicle tools 3 166.
Temporary spare wheel 3 177.
9 Warning
Do not drive faster than 80 km/h.
Do not use for a lengthy period.
Steering and handling may be
affected.
If you have a flat tyre:
Apply the electrical parking brake
3 131 and engage first gear, reverse
gear or P.
The tyre repair kit is in a storage
compartment below the floor cover in
the load compartment.
To remove the tyre repair kit, open the
tailgate. Push both levers on the floor
cover towards the handle and pull up
the floor cover by the handle. Hang
the hook to the upper part of the
tailgate opening 3 166.
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Caution
Do not allow objects to protrude
above the top of the rear floor
storage compartment, to avoid
damage to the storage area and
the load compartment floor.
1. Release the sealant filler hose 1
and the power plug 2.
2. Unscrew valve cap from defective
tyre.
Screw the sealant filler hose onto
the tyre valve.
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3. Connect the power plug to the
power outlet or cigarette lighter
socket. Unplug all items from
other power outlets.
4. Switch on ignition. To avoid
discharging the battery, we
recommend running the engine.
5. Turn the selector switch
anticlockwise to the sealant +
air position.
6. Press the on/off button to turn the
tyre repair kit on. The tyre is filled
with sealant.
The pressure gauge briefly shows
a high pressure while the sealant
canister is emptying. Then the
pressure starts to drop.
All of the sealant is pumped into
the tyre. Then the tyre is inflated.
7. Inflate the tyre to the
recommended inflation pressure
using the pressure gauge. The
prescribed tyre pressure should
be obtained within 10 minutes
3 195. When the correct pressure
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is obtained, switch off the
compressor.
If the prescribed tyre pressure is
not obtained within 10 minutes,
remove the tyre repair kit. Move
the vehicle one tyre rotation.
Reattach the tyre repair kit and
continue the filling procedure for
10 minutes. If the prescribed tyre
pressure is still not obtained, the
tyre is too badly damaged. Seek
the assistance of a workshop.
Drain excess tyre pressure with
the button next to the pressure
gauge.
Do not run the compressor for
longer than 10 minutes.
8. Detach the tyre repair kit and
replace the tyre valve cap.
9. Remove any excess sealant
using a cloth.
vehicle must not be driven. Seek
the assistance of a workshop.
10. Take the label indicating
maximum permitted speed from
the sealant canister and affix in
the driver's field of view.
11. Continue driving immediately so
that sealant is evenly distributed
in the tyre. After driving approx.
10 km (but no more than
10 minutes) stop and check tyre
pressure.
If the tyre pressure has fallen
slightly, set it to the correct value.
Repeat the procedure until there
is no more loss of pressure.
If the tyre pressure has fallen by
more than 68 kPa (0.68 bar), the
12. To adjust tyre pressure, screw
compressor air hose (arrowed)
directly onto tyre valve.
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13. Turn the selector switch clockwise
to the air only position. Switch on
the compressor to inflate the tyre
with air only.
Note
The driving characteristic of the
repaired tyre is severely affected,
therefore have this tyre replaced.
If unusual noise is heard or the
compressor becomes hot, turn
compressor off for at least
30 minutes.
Note the expiry date of the kit. After
this date its sealing capability is no
longer guaranteed. Pay attention to
storage information on sealant
canister.
Replace the used sealant canister.
To remove sealant canister, release
sealant filler hose and air hose, slide
canister out of housing and unscrew
hose from canister. Dispose of the
canister as prescribed by applicable
laws.
The accessory adapter supplied can
be used to pump up other items
e.g. footballs, air mattresses,
inflatable dinghies etc. The adapter
is located on the underside of the
tyre repair kit.
Wheel changing
Some vehicles are equipped with
a tyre repair kit instead of a spare
wheel 3 172.
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Make the following preparations and
observe the following information:
■ Park the vehicle on a level, firm and
non-slippery surface. The front
wheels must be in the straightahead position.
■ Apply the electrical parking brake
3 131 and engage first gear,
reverse gear or P.
■ Remove the spare wheel 3 177.
■ Never change more than one wheel
at a time.
■ Block wheel diagonally opposite
the wheel to be changed, by placing
wedge blocks or equivalent in front
and behind the wheel.
■ Use the jack only to change wheels
in case of puncture, not for
seasonal winter or summer tyre
changes.
■ Never exceed jack maximum
working load (900 kg).
■ If the ground on which the vehicle
is standing is soft, a solid board
(max. 1 cm thick) should be placed
under the jack.
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■ Do not raise the vehicle more than
is necessary to change a wheel.
■ No people or animals may be in the
vehicle when it is jacked-up.
■ Never crawl under a jacked-up
vehicle.
■ Do not start the engine when it is
raised on the jack.
■ Clean wheel nuts and thread before
mounting the wheel.
1. Pull off the wheel cover.
2. Install the wheel wrench ensuring
that it locates securely and loosen
each wheel nut by one turn by
turning anticlockwise.
9 Warning
Do not grease wheel bolt, wheel
nut and wheel nut cone.
3. The location of front and rear
jacking points is indicated by
notches on the bottom edge of the
vehicle, under the doors.
4. Before positioning the jack, set it
to the necessary height by
rotating the eye by hand.
Position jack at the jacking point
located nearest to the wheel
concerned so that the jack claw
spans the vertical base. Ensure
the jack is positioned correctly.
The jack base must be on the
ground directly below the jacking
point in a manner that prevents it
from slipping.
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8. Screw on the wheel nuts and
tighten slightly by hand by turning
clockwise until wheel is held
against the hub.
9. Rotate wrench anticlockwise and
lower vehicle to the ground.
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Have the defective tyre renewed and
replace temporary spare wheel with
a full specification wheel without
delay.
Spare wheel
Temporary spare wheel
5. Attach wheel wrench to eye of
threaded rod and rotate wrench
clockwise to raise vehicle.
If this is not the case, carefully
lower the vehicle immediately and
reposition the jack. Raise the
vehicle until the wheel is just clear
of the ground.
6. Unscrew wheel nuts completely
and wipe clean with a cloth.
Do not grease the threads. Put
wheel nuts somewhere where the
threads will not be soiled.
7. Change the wheel. Notes on
spare wheel 3 177.
10. Install the wheel wrench ensuring
that it locates securely and tighten
each wheel nut in a crosswise
sequence. Tightening torque is
140 Nm.
11. Stow the replaced wheel 3 177
and the vehicle tools 3 166.
12. Check the tyre pressure of the
installed tyre as soon as possible.
Some vehicles are equipped with
a tyre repair kit instead of a spare
wheel.
The temporary spare wheel is
designed for use on your vehicle only.
Use of the temporary spare wheel
could affect driveability, particularly if
using winter tyres. Have the defective
tyre renewed as soon as possible and
have the wheel balanced and fitted to
the vehicle.
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The temporary spare wheel is located
in the load compartment below the
floor cover and is secured with
a screw-in retainer.
Push both levers on the floor cover
towards the handle and pull up floor
cover by the handle. Hang the hook
to the upper part of the tailgate
opening. Vehicle tools 3 166.
Remove the retainer by rotating it
anticlockwise and remove temporary
spare wheel from the spare wheel
well.
Only mount one temporary spare
wheel. Do not drive faster than
80 km/h. Take curves slowly. Do not
use for a long period of time.
When the temporary spare wheel is
fitted, do not take the vehicle through
an automatic vehicle wash with guide
rails. The temporary spare wheel may
get caught on the rails, causing
damage to the tyre, wheel and other
vehicle parts.
The use of tyre chains is not permitted
on the temporary spare wheel.
Tyre chains 3 172.
Directional tyres
Fit directional tyres such that they roll
in the direction of travel. The rolling
direction is indicated by a symbol
(e.g. an arrow) on the sidewall.
The following applies to tyres fitted
opposing the rolling direction:
■ Driveability may be affected. Have
the defective tyre renewed as soon
as possible and have the wheel
balanced and fitted to the vehicle.
■ Do not drive faster than 80 km/h.
■ Drive particularly carefully on wet
and snow-covered road surfaces.
9 Warning
Storing a jack, a wheel or other
equipment in the load
compartment could cause injury if
they are not fixed in place
properly. During a sudden stop or
a collision, loose equipment could
cause personal injury or damage
to the vehicle.
Always store the jack and vehicle
tools in their respective storage
compartments and secure them
properly.
Always place the damaged wheel
in the load compartment, secured
in the spare wheel well with the
screw-in retainer.
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Jump starting
Do not start with quick charger.
A vehicle with a discharged battery
can be started using jump leads and
the battery of another vehicle.
9 Warning
Be extremely careful when starting
with jump leads. Any deviation
from the following instructions can
lead to injuries or damage caused
by battery explosion or damage to
the electrical systems of both
vehicles.
9 Warning
Avoid contact of the battery with
eyes, skin, fabrics and painted
surfaces. The fluid contains
sulphuric acid which can cause
injuries and damage in the event
of direct contact.
■ Never expose the battery to naked
flames or sparks.
■ A discharged battery can already
freeze at a temperature of 0 °C.
Defrost the frozen battery before
connecting jump leads.
■ Wear eye protection and protective
clothing when handling a battery.
■ Use a booster battery with the
same voltage (12 Volts). Its
capacity (Ah) must not be much
less than that of the discharged
battery.
■ Use jump leads with insulated
terminals and a cross section of at
least 16 mm2 (25 mm2 for diesel
engines).
■ Do not disconnect the discharged
battery from the vehicle.
■ Switch off all unnecessary electrical
consumers. The Infotainment
system may be damaged if
switched on while jump starting.
■ Do not lean over the battery during
jump starting.
■ Do not allow the terminals of one
lead to touch those of the other
lead.
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■ The vehicles must not come into
contact with each other during the
jump starting process.
■ Apply the electrical parking brake
3 131, transmission in neutral,
automatic transmission in P.
Lead connection order:
1. Connect the red lead to the
positive terminal 1 of the booster
battery.
2. Connect the other end of the red
lead to the positive terminal 2 of
the discharged battery.
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3. Connect the black lead to the
negative terminal 3 of the booster
battery.
4. Connect the other end of the black
lead to a vehicle grounding point,
such as the engine block 4 or an
engine mounting bolt. Connect as
far away from the discharged
battery as possible, however at
least 60 cm.
Route the leads so that they cannot
catch on rotating parts in the engine
compartment.
To start the engine:
1. Start the engine of the vehicle
providing the jump start.
2. After 5 minutes, start the other
engine. Start attempts should be
made for no longer than
15 seconds at an interval of
1 minute.
3. Allow both engines to idle for
approx. 3 minutes with the leads
connected.
4. Switch on electrical consumers
(e.g. headlights, heated rear
window) of the vehicle receiving
the jump start.
5. Operate discharged vehicle for
approx. 20 minutes to allow for
adequate battery recharging.
6. Reverse above sequence exactly
when removing leads.
Towing
Towing the vehicle
The towing eye is located under the
front bumper.
Attach a tow rope - or better still a tow
rod - to the front towing eye, never to
the bumper or front suspension units.
Do not tow the vehicle from the rear.
The front towing eye must only be
used for towing and not recovering
a vehicle.
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Switch on ignition to release steering
wheel lock and to permit operation of
brake lights, horn and windscreen
wiper.
Transmission in neutral.
Switch on the hazard warning lights
on both vehicles.
Turn key to ignition switch position
ACC and release the electrical
parking brake before towing the
vehicle.
Caution
Drive slowly. Do not drive jerkily.
Excessive tractive force can
damage the vehicle.
When the engine is not running,
considerably more force is needed to
brake and steer.
Keep tow rope clear of front bumper,
and ensure it is securely fixed to the
towing eye at both ends. Pull on the
tow rope to check.
To prevent the entry of exhaust fumes
from the towing vehicle, switch on the
air recirculation system 3 114 and
close the windows.
Vehicles with manual transmission
and All-wheel drive: If the vehicle is
towed with all four wheels on the
ground then there are no technical
limitations for speed and distance. If
only one axle has been raised, the
maximum speed is 50 km/h. There is
no distance limitation.
Vehicles with automatic transmission
and Front-wheel drive: The vehicle
must be towed facing forwards, not
faster than 80 km/h nor further than
100 km. In all other cases and when
the transmission is defective, the front
axle must be raised off the ground.
Vehicles with automatic transmission
and All-wheel drive: The vehicle must
be towed facing forwards. If the
vehicle is towed with all four wheels
on the ground, the maximum speed is
50 km/h and for a maximum of
50 km. If the front axle has been
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raised, the maximum speed is
50 km/h. There is no distance
limitation.
Seek the assistance of a workshop.
Towing another vehicle
Remove the cover located on the rear
bumper by pressing the lower part of
the cover.
The rear towing eye attachment is
stored below the floor cover in the
load compartment.
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Screw the rear towing eye attachment
anticlockwise using a suitable
screwdriver, until it is firmly in place
and stops in a horizontal position.
Attach a tow rope – or better still a tow
rod – to the rear towing eye.
The towing eye must only be used for
towing and not for recovering
a vehicle.
Caution
Drive slowly. Do not drive jerkily.
Excessive tractive force can
damage the vehicle.
To prevent damage, do not take up
slack in the tow rope too quickly.
After towing, unscrew the rear towing
eye attachment clockwise to remove,
and reinstall the cover.
Appearance care
Exterior care
Locks
The locks are lubricated at the factory
using a high quality lock cylinder
grease. Use de-icing agent only when
absolutely necessary, as this has
a degreasing effect and impairs lock
function. After using de-icing agent,
have the locks regreased by
a workshop.
Washing
The paintwork of your vehicle is
exposed to environmental influences.
Wash and wax your vehicle regularly.
When using automatic car washes,
select a programme that includes
waxing.
Bird droppings, dead insects, resin,
pollen and the like should be cleaned
off immediately, as they contain
aggressive constituents which can
cause paint damage.
If using a car wash, comply with the
car wash manufacturer's instructions.
The windscreen wiper and rear
window wiper must be switched off.
Remove antenna and external
accessories such as roof racks etc.
If you wash your vehicle by hand,
make sure that the insides of the
wheel housings are also thoroughly
rinsed out.
Clean edges and folds on opened
doors and the bonnet as well as the
areas they cover.
Have the door hinges of all doors
greased by a workshop.
Do not clean the engine compartment
with a steam-jet or high-pressure jet
cleaner.
Thoroughly rinse and leather-off the
vehicle. Rinse leather frequently. Use
separate leathers for painted and
glass surfaces: remnants of wax on
the windows will impair vision.
Do not use hard objects to remove
spots of tar. Use tar removal spray on
painted surfaces.
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Exterior lights
Headlight and other light covers are
made of plastic. Do not use any
abrasive or caustic agents, do not use
an ice scraper, and do not clean them
dry.
Polishing and waxing
Wax the vehicle regularly (at the
latest when water no longer beads).
Otherwise, the paintwork will dry out.
Polishing is necessary only if the paint
has become dull or if solid deposits
have become attached to it.
Paintwork polish with silicone forms
a protective film, making waxing
unnecessary.
Plastic body parts must not be treated
with wax or polishing agents.
Windows and windscreen wiper
blades
Use a soft lint-free cloth or chamois
leather together with window cleaner
and insect remover.
When cleaning the rear window,
make sure the heating element inside
is not damaged.
For mechanical removal of ice, use
a sharp-edged ice scraper. Press the
scraper firmly against the glass so
that no dirt can get under it and
scratch the glass.
Clean smearing wiper blades with
a soft cloth and window cleaner.
Sunroof
Never clean with solvents or abrasive
agents, fuels, aggressive media
(e.g. paint cleaner, acetonecontaining solutions etc.), acidic or
highly alkaline media or abrasive
pads. Do not apply wax or polishing
agents to the sunroof.
Wheels and tyres
Do not use high-pressure jet
cleaners.
Clean rims with a pH-neutral wheel
cleaner.
Rims are painted and can be treated
with the same agents as the body.
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Paintwork damage
Rectify minor paintwork damage with
a touch-up pen before rust forms.
Have more extensive damage or rust
areas repaired by a workshop.
Underbody
Some areas of the vehicle underbody
have a PVC undercoating while other
critical areas have a durable
protective wax coating.
After the underbody is washed, check
the underbody and have it waxed if
necessary.
Bitumen/rubber materials could
damage the PVC coating. Have
underbody work carried out by
a workshop.
Before and after winter, wash the
underbody and have the protective
wax coating checked.
Engine compartment
It is advisable to wash the engine
compartment before and after winter
and preserve it with wax. Protect the
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alternator and brake fluid reservoir
with plastic sheets before washing
the engine.
When washing the engine with
a steam-jet cleaner, do not direct the
steam jet towards components of the
antilock brake system, air
conditioning system or the belt drive
and its components.
After an engine wash, have all engine
compartment components preserved
thoroughly by a workshop using
protective wax.
Do not use high-pressure jet
cleaners.
Towing equipment
Do not clean the coupling ball bar with
a steam-jet or high-pressure jet
cleaner.
Rear carrier system
Clean the rear carrier system with
a steam-jet or high-pressure jet
cleaner at least once a year.
Operate the rear carrier system once
in a while if not in regular use, in
particular during winter.
Interior care
Interior and upholstery
Only clean the vehicle interior,
including the instrument panel fascia
and panelling, with a dry cloth or
interior cleaner.
Clean the leather upholstery with
clear water and a soft cloth. In case of
heavy soiling, use leather care.
The instrument panel should only be
cleaned using a soft damp cloth.
Clean fabric upholstery with
a vacuum cleaner and brush.
Remove stains with an upholstery
cleaner.
Clean seat belts with lukewarm water
or interior cleaner.
Plastic and rubber parts
Plastic and rubber parts can be
cleaned with the same cleaner as
used to clean the body. Use interior
cleaner if necessary. Do not use any
other agent. Avoid solvents and petrol
in particular. Do not use highpressure jet cleaners.
Caution
Close Velcro fasteners as open
Velcro fasteners on clothing could
damage seat upholstery.
The same applies to clothing with
sharp-edged objects, like zips or
belts or studded jeans.
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Service and
maintenance
General information ................... 185
Recommended fluids, lubricants
and parts .................................... 186
General information
Service information
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Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia,
Slovenia, Spain, Sweden,
Switzerland, United Kingdom.
In order to ensure economical and
safe vehicle operation and to
maintain the value of your vehicle, it
is of vital importance that all
maintenance work is carried out at the
proper intervals as specified.
The detailed, up-to-date service
schedule for the vehicle is available at
the workshop.
International service intervals
European service intervals
Confirmations
Main service
Maintenance of your vehicle is
required every 30,000 km or after
1 year, whichever occurs first.
The European service intervals are
valid for the following countries:
Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus,
Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia,
Finland, France, Germany, Greece,
Greenland, Hungary, Iceland,
Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania,
Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands,
Main Service
Due every 15,000 km or 1 year,
whichever occurs first.
The international service intervals are
valid for the countries which are not
listed in the European service
intervals.
Confirmation of service is recorded in
the Service and Warranty Booklet.
The date and mileage is completed
with the stamp and signature of the
servicing workshop.
Make sure that the Service and
Warranty Booklet is completed
correctly as continuous proof of
service is essential if any warranty or
goodwill claims are to be met, and is
also a benefit when selling the
vehicle.
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Service and maintenance
Recommended fluids,
lubricants and parts
Recommended fluids and
lubricants
Only use products that have been
tested and approved. Damage
resulting from the use of nonapproved materials will not be
covered by the warranty.
9 Warning
Operating materials are
hazardous and could be
poisonous. Handle with care. Pay
attention to information given on
the containers.
Engine oil
Engine oil is identified by its quality
and its viscosity. Quality is more
important than viscosity when
selecting which engine oil to use.
The oil quality ensures e.g. engine
cleanliness, wear protection and oil
aging control, whereas viscosity
grade gives information on the oil's
thickness over a temperature range
Dexos is the newest engine oil quality
that provides optimum protection for
petrol and diesel engines. If it is
unavailable, engine oils of other listed
qualities must be used.
Engine oil quality for European
service schedules
Dexos 2 = Petrol and diesel
engines
Alternative quality if Dexos 2 is not
available:
GM-LL-A-025 = Petrol engines
GM-LL-B-025 = Diesel engines
without DPF
ACEA-C3
= Diesel engines
with DPF
Engine oil quality for international
service schedules
Dexos 2 = Petrol and diesel
engines
Alternative quality if Dexos 2 is not
available:
ACEA-A3
= Petrol engines
ACEA-B3/B4 = Diesel engines
without DPF
ACEA-C3
= Diesel engines with
DPF
Topping up engine oil
Engine oils of different manufacturers
and brands can be mixed as long as
they comply with the required engine
oil quality and viscosity.
If engine oil of the required quality is
not available, a maximum of 1 litre of
ACEA A3/B4 or A3/B3 grade oil may
be used (only once between each oil
change). The viscosity should be one
of the below listed viscosity grades.
Use of engine oil with only
ACEA A1/B1 or only A5/B5 quality is
prohibited, since it can cause longterm engine damage under certain
operating conditions.
Additional engine oil additives
The use of additional engine oil
additives could cause damage and
invalidate the warranty.
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Engine oil viscosity
Use only engine oil viscosities
SAE 0W-30, 0W-40, 5W-30 or
5W-40.
The SAE viscosity grade gives
information of the thickness of the oil.
Multigrade oil is indicated by two
figures. The first figure, followed by
a W, indicates low temperature
viscosity and the second figure the
high temperature viscosity.
Select the appropriate viscosity grade
depending on the minimum ambient
temperature. All of the recommended
viscosity grades are suitable for high
ambient temperatures.
■ down to -25°C:
SAE 5W-30 or SAE 5W-40
■ below -25°C:
SAE 0W-30 or SAE 0W-40
Coolant and antifreeze
Use only silicate-free long life coolant
(LLC) antifreeze.
The system is factory filled with
coolant designed for excellent
corrosion protection and frost
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protection down to approx. -28 °C.
This concentration should be
maintained all year round.
The use of additional coolant
additives that intend to give additional
corrosion protection or seal against
minor leaks can cause function
problems. Liability for consequences
resulting from the use of additional
coolant additives will be rejected.
Brake and clutch fluid
Only use high-performance DOT4
brake fluid approved for the vehicle.
Consult your workshop.
Over time, brake fluid absorbs
moisture which will reduce braking
effectiveness. The brake fluid should
therefore be replaced at the specified
interval.
Brake fluid should be stored in
a sealed container to avoid water
absorption.
Ensure brake fluid does not become
contaminated.
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Technical data
Technical data
Vehicle identification .................. 188
Vehicle data ............................... 190
Vehicle identification
Vehicle Identification
Number
The Vehicle Identification Number is
also engraved on the top right-hand
side of the bulkhead near the centre
of the engine firewall.
The Vehicle Identification Number is
visible through the windscreen.
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Identification plate
The identification plate is attached to
the top of the front panel support,
visible when the bonnet is open.
1)
Information on identification plate1):
1 = Manufacturer
2 = Trim level
3 = Colour code
4 = Type approval number
5 = Vehicle Identification Number
6 = Permissible gross vehicle
weight
7 = Permissible gross train weight
8 = Maximum permissible front axle
load
9 = Maximum permissible rear axle
load
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The combined total of front and rear
axle loads must not exceed the
permissible gross vehicle weight. For
example, if the front axle is bearing its
maximum permissible load, the rear
axle can only bear a load that is equal
to the gross vehicle weight minus the
front axle load.
The technical data is determined in
accordance with European
Community standards. We reserve
the right to make modifications.
Specifications in the vehicle
documents always have priority over
those given in this manual.
The identification plate on your vehicle may differ from the illustration shown.
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Technical data
Vehicle data
Engine data
Sales designation
2.4
3.0 V6
2.2 CDTI
2.2 CDTI
Engine identifier code
A 24 XE
A 30 XH
A 22 DM
A 22 DMH
Number of cylinders
4
6
4
4
2384
2997
2231
2231
Engine power [kW]
126
188
120
135
at rpm
6400
6900
3800
3800
Torque [Nm]
217
287
350
400
at rpm
4500
5400
2000
2000
Fuel type
Petrol
Petrol
Diesel
Diesel
Cetane requirement [CN]
–
–
49 (D)
49 (D)
Octane rating [RON] recommended
95
95
–
–
possible
912)
91 2)
–
–
Oil consumption [l/1000 km]
0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6
Piston displacement
2)
[cm3]
Use of 91 RON fuel reduces power and torque. If no unleaded Premium fuel is available, 91 RON can be used, taking
care to avoid high engine load or full load as well as driving in mountainous terrain with a trailer load or high payload.
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Performance
All-wheel drive
Engine
A 24 XE
A 30 XH
A 22 DM
A 22 DMH
Manual transmission
186
–
188
200
Automatic transmission
175
198
182
191
A 24 XE
A 30 XH
A 22 DM
A 22 DMH
Manual transmission
190
–
189
–
Automatic transmission
–
–
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–
Maximum speed3) [km/h]
Front-wheel drive
Engine
Maximum speed3) [km/h]
3)
The maximum speed indicated is achievable at kerb weight (without driver) plus 200 kg payload. Optional equipment
could reduce the specified maximum speed of the vehicle.
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Technical data
Fuel consumption - CO2-emissions
All-wheel drive
Manual transmission / Automatic transmission.
Engine
A 24 XE
A 30 XH
A 22 DM
A 22 DMH
urban [l/100 km]
12.2 / 12.8
- / 15.9
4)
4)
extra-urban [l/100 km]
7.4 / 7.3
- / 7.9
4)
4)
total [l/100 km]
9.1 / 9.3
- / 10.9
4)
4)
CO2 [g/km]
213 / 219
- / 255
4)
4)
Front-wheel drive
Manual transmission / Automatic transmission.
Engine
A 24 XE
A 30 XH
A 22 DM
A 22 DMH
urban [l/100 km]
11.7 / -
-/-
4)
-/-
extra-urban [l/100 km]
7.1 / -
-/-
4)
-/-
total [l/100 km]
8.8 / -
-/-
4)
-/-
CO2 [g/km]
206 / -
-/-
4)
-/-
4)
Value was not available at time of printing.
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Vehicle weight
Kerb weight, basic model without any optional equipment
Manual transmission / Automatic transmission.
Engine
All-wheel drive
Front-wheel drive
A 24 XE
1825-1885 / 1845-1905
1750-1810 / -
A 30 XH
- / 1875-1935
-/-
A 22 DM
1911-1971 / 1936-1996
1836-1896 / 1861-1921
A 22 DMH
1911-1971 / 1936-1996
-/-
Vehicle dimensions
Length [mm]
4596
Width [mm]
1850
Height with roof rails [mm]
1761
Height without roof rails [mm]
1717
Wheelbase [mm]
2707
Track width [mm]
Front
1562
Rear
1572
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Technical data
Turning circle diameter, wall to wall [m]
12.78
Turning circle diameter, kerb to kerb [m]
11.87
Maximum wading depth [mm]
(at 5 km/h)
450
Approach angle
20°
Ramp angle
18°
Departure angle
24°
Capacities
Engine oil
Engine
A 24 XE
A 30 XH
A 22 DM
A 22 DMH
including filter [l]
4.7
5.7
5.6
5.6
between MIN and MAX [l]
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
Fuel tank
Petrol/diesel, nominal capacity [l]
65
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Tyre pressures
Up to full load
Engine Tyres
All
5)
Up to full load ECO
Trailer towing
front
rear
front
rear
front
rear
[kPa/bar]
([psi])
[kPa/bar]
([psi])
[kPa/bar]
([psi])
[kPa/bar]
([psi])
[kPa/bar]
([psi])
[kPa/bar]
([psi])
240/2.4 (35)
240/2.4 (35)
260/2.6 (38)
260/2.6 (38)
240/2.4 (35)
280/2.8 (41)
T 155/90 R 16
420/4.2 (60)
(Temporary spare)
420/4.2 (60)
–
–
420/4.2 (60)
420/4.2 (60)
215/70 R 165),
235/60 R 17,
235/65 R 17,
235/55 R 18,
235/50 R 19
Winter tyres
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Technical data
Towing hitch installation
dimensions
Dimension
mm
A
416
B
507
C
482
D
734
E
1039
F (fully laden)
353
G (at kerb weight)
44+
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Customer information
Customer information
Vehicle data recording and
privacy ....................................... 198
Vehicle data recording
and privacy
Event data recorders
The vehicle has a number of
sophisticated systems that monitor
and control several vehicle data.
Some data may be stored during
regular operation to facilitate repair of
detected malfunctions, other data is
stored only in a crash or near crash
event by systems commonly called
event data recorders (EDR).
The systems may record data about
the condition of the vehicle and how it
was operated (e.g. engine speed,
brake application, seat belt usage).
To read this data special equipment
and access to the vehicle is required.
This will take place when the vehicle
is serviced in a workshop. Some data
is electronically fed into GM global
diagnostic systems. The
manufacturer will not access
information about a crash event or
share it with others except:
■ with the consent of the vehicle
owner or, if the vehicle is leased,
with the consent of the lessee,
■ in response to an official request of
police or similar government office,
■ as part of the manufacturer's
defence in case of legal
proceedings,
■ as required by law.
In addition, the manufacturer may use
the collected or received data
■ for the manufacturer's research
needs,
■ to make it available for research
needs where appropriate
confidentiality is maintained and
need is shown,
■ to share summary data which is not
tied to a specific vehicle with other
organisations for research
purposes.
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Index
A
Accessories and vehicle
modifications .......................... 145
Accessory sockets........................ 75
Active head restraints................... 32
Adjustable air vents ................... 117
Airbag and belt tensioners ........... 81
Airbag deactivation ...................... 44
Airbag system .............................. 42
Air conditioning regular
operation ................................ 118
Air conditioning system .............. 114
Air intake .................................... 118
All wheel drive ..................... 83, 128
Antilock brake system ................ 130
Antilock brake system (ABS) ....... 83
Anti-theft alarm system .......... 23, 88
Anti-theft locking system .............. 23
Apply footbrake ............................ 87
Armrest................................... 36, 38
Armrest storage ........................... 54
Ashtrays ....................................... 76
Automatic anti-dazzle .................. 28
Automatic dimming ...................... 28
Automatic headlight levelling
system ...................................... 87
Automatic level control....... 103, 135
Automatic light control ............... 102
Automatic transmission........ 81, 123
B
Battery.................................. 81, 150
Battery discharge protection ...... 110
Battery, jump starting.................. 179
Belt pretensioners......................... 39
Belts.............................................. 39
Board-Info-Display ....................... 88
Bonnet ....................................... 146
Brake and clutch fluid................. 186
Brake assist ............................... 132
Brake fluid .................................. 150
Brakes ............................... 130, 149
Brake system ............................... 82
Bulb replacement ....................... 152
C
Capacities .................................. 194
Card holder................................... 53
Cargo management system ........ 66
Car Pass ...................................... 18
Catalytic converter................ 81, 123
CD tray......................................... 53
Central locking system ................ 20
Centre console storage ............... 54
Centre high-mounted brake
light.................................. 106, 157
Change engine oil ....................... 86
Changing tyre and wheel size . . . 171
Charging system .......................... 81
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Check control................................ 96
Child locks ................................... 21
Child restraint installation
locations ................................... 48
Child restraint systems ................ 46
Cigarette lighter ........................... 76
Cleaning the vehicle................... 182
Climate control ............................. 14
Clock ............................................ 74
Clutch fluid.................................. 150
Coin storage................................. 53
Console box.................................. 54
Console net.................................. 53
Control indicators.......................... 78
Control of the vehicle ................. 119
Controls in steering wheel............ 70
Convex shape .............................. 26
Coolant and antifreeze............... 186
Coupling ball bar........................ 142
Cruise control ...................... 87, 135
Cupholders .................................. 52
Curtain airbag system .................. 44
D
Danger, Warnings and Cautions . . . 3
Daytime running lights................ 102
Descent control system ....... 84, 134
Diesel fuel filter .......................... 151
Diesel fuel system bleeding ....... 151
Diesel particle filter......... 81, 85, 122
Door open .................................... 88
Drain fuel filter ............................. 86
Driving characteristics and
towing tips .............................. 141
E
Electric adjustment ...................... 26
Electrical parking brake........ 82, 131
Electrical parking brake fault........ 83
Electronic climate control
system .................................... 115
Electronic driving programmes . . 125
Electronic Stability Control . . 84, 133
Electronic Stability Control off....... 84
End-of-life vehicle recovery ....... 146
Engine compartment fuse box ... 160
Engine coolant ........................... 148
Engine coolant temperature ........ 85
Engine data ............................... 190
Engine exhaust .......................... 122
Engine oil ........................... 147, 186
Engine oil life monitor................... 86
Engine oil pressure ...................... 85
Entry lighting .............................. 109
Event data recorders.................. 198
Exhaust gases............................ 122
Exit lighting ................................ 109
Exterior care .............................. 182
Exterior lighting ............................ 12
Exterior mirrors............................. 26
F
Fault ........................................... 126
First aid kit ................................... 68
Fixed air vents ........................... 117
Flex-Fix system............................ 55
FlexOrganizer............................... 66
Fog light ....................................... 87
Fog lights.................... 105, 106, 155
Folding ......................................... 27
Front airbag system ..................... 42
Front fog lights ........................... 105
Front passenger seat undertray. . . 54
Front storage................................ 53
Fuel consumption - CO2Emissions ....................... 140, 192
Fuel economy mode..................... 86
Fuel filler cap................................ 81
Fuel for diesel engines .............. 139
Fuel for petrol engines ............... 138
Fuel gauge ................................... 78
Fuses ......................................... 159
G
Gauges......................................... 77
General information ................... 141
Glovebox ..................................... 52
Glovebox cooler ......................... 117
Graphic-Info-Display, ColourInfo-Display .............................. 91
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H
Halogen headlights .................... 153
Hand brake................................. 131
Hazard warning flashers ............ 104
Headlight flash ........................... 103
Headlight range adjustment ...... 103
Headlights.......................... 103, 152
Headlights when driving abroad 104
Headlight washer.......................... 71
Head restraint adjustment ............. 8
Head restraints ............................ 32
Heated ......................................... 27
Heated rear window ..................... 30
Heating ........................................ 37
Heating and ventilation system . 113
High beam ........................... 87, 103
Hill start assist ........................... 132
Horn ....................................... 13, 71
I
Identification plate ..................... 189
Ignition switch positions ............. 120
Immobiliser ............................ 26, 87
Instrument panel fuse box ......... 163
Instrument panel illumination ..... 158
Instrument panel illumination
control .................................... 107
Instrument panel overview ........... 11
Interior care ............................... 184
Interior lights ...................... 107, 157
Interior mirrors.............................. 28
Interruption of power supply ...... 126
Introduction .................................... 3
ISOFIX child restraint systems .... 51
Jump starting ............................. 179
Manual mode ............................. 125
Manual transmission .................. 127
Manual windows .......................... 29
Mirror adjustment ........................... 9
Mirrors.................................... 26, 28
Misted light covers ..................... 106
Mobile phones and CB radio
equipment .............................. 112
K
N
J
Kerb weight........................... 68, 193
Keys ............................................. 18
Kickdown.................................... 125
Navigation system...................... 111
New vehicle running-in .............. 119
Number plate light ..................... 157
L
O
Lashing eyes ............................... 65
Light covers, misted.................... 106
Lighting....................................... 102
Light switch ................................ 102
Load compartment ................ 22, 64
Load compartment cover ............. 64
Load compartment lighting......... 108
Loading information ..................... 68
Low engine oil level ..................... 86
Low fuel ....................................... 86
Low washer fluid .......................... 87
M
Malfunction indicator light ............ 81
Manual anti-dazzle ...................... 28
Octane rating.............................. 190
Odometer ..................................... 77
Oil............................................... 147
Oil life monitor............................... 86
Operation ................................... 111
Outside temperature .................... 73
Overrun cut-off ........................... 121
P
Parking ................................ 16, 121
Parking assist ............................ 137
Parking brake....................... 82, 131
Parking lights ............................. 106
Particulate filter........................... 122
Performance .............................. 191
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Performing work ........................ 146
Pollen filter ................................. 118
Power outlets ............................... 75
Power seat adjustment................. 35
Power steering.............................. 84
Power steering fluid.................... 149
Power windows ............................ 29
Preheating ................................... 85
R
Radio reception ......................... 111
Radio remote control ................... 18
Rain sensor.................................. 71
Reading lights ............................ 108
Rear carrier system...................... 55
Rear floor storage cover .............. 65
Rear fog light ............................... 87
Rear fog lights ........................... 106
Rear seats ................................... 37
Rear window wiper/washer .......... 73
Recommended fluids and
lubricants ................................ 186
Refuelling ................................... 139
Remote control............................. 18
Reversing lights ......................... 106
Roof rack ..................................... 68
S
Safety belts................................... 39
Safety net .................................... 67
Seat adjustment ....................... 6, 34
Seat belt ........................................ 8
Seat belt reminder.................. 40, 81
Seat belts ..................................... 39
Seat folding .................................. 35
Seat heating................................. 37
Seat position ................................ 33
Selector lever ............................. 124
Service ............................... 118, 185
Service information .................... 185
Service vehicle soon .................... 82
Side airbag system ...................... 43
Side turn signal lights ................ 156
Spare wheel ............................... 177
Speedometer ............................... 77
Speed warning.............................. 87
Starting off ................................... 16
Starting the engine .................... 120
Steering wheel adjustment ...... 9, 70
Steering wheel controls ............... 70
Sunglasses storage ..................... 53
Sunroof ........................................ 31
Sunvisor lights ........................... 109
Sun visors .................................... 30
Symbols ......................................... 4
T
Tachometer ................................. 78
Tailgate......................................... 22
Tailgate open ............................... 88
Tail lights ................................... 156
Technical data............................ 190
Three-point seat belt .................... 40
Tools .......................................... 166
Top-tether fastening eyes ............ 51
Towing another vehicle ............. 181
Towing a trailer........................... 141
Towing equipment ..................... 142
Towing hitch installation
dimensions ............................. 196
Towing the vehicle ..................... 180
Trailer indicator ............................ 88
Trailer stability assist ................. 144
Trailer towing ............................. 141
Transmission ............................... 15
Transmission display ........... 78, 123
Tread depth ............................... 170
Trip computer in Board-InfoDisplay ..................................... 97
Trip computer in Graphic-InfoDisplay or Colour-Info-Display . 98
Trip odometer .............................. 77
Turn and lane-change signals ... 105
Turn signal ................................... 81
Tyre chains ................................ 172
Tyre changing............................. 175
Tyre designations ...................... 168
Tyre pressure ...................... 96, 169
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Tyre pressure monitoring
system............................... 96, 169
Tyre pressures ........................... 195
Tyre repair kit ............................. 172
Tyres .......................................... 168
Tyres and wheel size, changing. 171
U
Ultrasonic parking assist .............. 84
Underseat storage ....................... 54
Upholstery, cleaning................... 184
Upshift.......................................... 83
Using this manual .......................... 3
Wheel changing ......................... 175
Wheel covers ............................. 171
Wheels and tyres ....................... 168
Windows....................................... 29
Windscreen wiper/washer ........... 71
Winter tyres ............................... 168
Wiper blade replacement .......... 152
X
Xenon headlights ....................... 154
V
Vehicle dimensions .................... 193
Vehicle Identification Number .... 188
Vehicle specific data ...................... 3
Vehicle storage........................... 145
Vehicle unlocking ........................... 6
Vehicle weight ........................... 193
Ventilation................................... 113
W
Warning chimes ........................... 96
Warning triangle .......................... 67
Washer and wiper systems ......... 13
Washer fluid ............................... 149
Washing the vehicle................... 182
Welcome lighting........................ 109
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