Vauxhall ASTRA Owner`s manual

VAUXHALL Astra
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VAUXHALL Astra
Owner’s Manual
Model Year 2012
Edition: August 2011
TS 1612-A-12
Contents
Introduction .................................... 2
In brief ............................................ 6
Keys, doors and windows ............ 19
Seats, restraints ........................... 45
Storage ........................................ 65
Instruments and controls ............. 82
Lighting ...................................... 113
Climate control ........................... 120
Driving and operating ................. 128
Vehicle care ............................... 155
Service and maintenance .......... 201
Technical data ........................... 205
Customer information ................ 244
Index .......................................... 246
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Introduction
Introduction
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
Vauxhall Authorised Repairer.
All Vauxhall Authorised Repairers
provide first-class service at
reasonable prices. Experienced
mechanics trained by Vauxhall work
according to specific Vauxhall
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".
Thank you for choosing a Vauxhall.
We wish you many hours of
pleasurable driving.
Your Vauxhall Team
Introduction
5
6
In brief
In brief
Vehicle unlocking
Electronic key
Radio remote control
Initial drive information
Press button q to unlock the vehicle.
Open the doors by pulling the
handles.
To open the tailgate, push the
touchpad below the handle.
Radio remote control 3 20, Central
locking system 3 24, Load
compartment 3 27.
When in possession of the electronic
key, simply pulling the door handle
will unlock the vehicle and open the
door. To open the tailgate, press the
button under the moulding.
Open&Start system 3 21.
In brief
Seat adjustment
Seat backrests
Seat height
Turn handwheel. Do not lean on seat
when adjusting.
Seat adjustment 3 48, Seat position
3 47, Folding front passenger seat
backrest 3 50.
Lever pumping motion
up
= higher
down = lower
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Seat positioning
Pull handle, slide seat, release
handle.
Seat adjustment 3 48, Seat position
3 47.
9 Danger
Do not sit nearer than 25 cm from
the steering wheel, to permit safe
airbag deployment.
Seat adjustment 3 48, Seat position
3 47.
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In brief
Seat inclination
Head restraint adjustment
Seat belt
Pull lever, adjust inclination by
shifting body weight. Release lever
and audibly engage seat in position.
Seat adjustment 3 48, Seat position
3 47.
Press release button, adjust height,
engage.
Head restraints 3 45.
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 belts 3 52, Airbag system
3 55, Seat position 3 47.
In brief
Mirror adjustment
Exterior mirrors
Interior mirror
Electric adjustment
Swivel the lever on the underside to
reduce dazzle.
Interior mirror 3 33, Automatic antidazzle interior mirror 3 33.
Select the relevant exterior mirror and
adjust.
Electric adjustment 3 31, Convex
exterior mirrors 3 31, Folding
exterior mirrors 3 32, Heated
exterior mirrors 3 32.
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Steering wheel adjustment
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 55, Ignition
positions 3 129.
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In brief
Instrument panel overview
In brief
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Light switch ........................ 113
Instrument illumination ....... 117
Rear fog light ....................... 116
Front fog lights ................... 116
Headlight range
adjustment ......................... 114
Side air vents ...................... 126
Turn and lane-change
signals, headlight flash,
low beam and high beam ... 116
Exit lighting .......................... 119
Parking lights ...................... 116
Cruise control ....................... 98
Steering wheel controls ........ 82
Horn ...................................... 83
Driver airbag ......................... 55
Instruments .......................... 89
Windscreen wiper,
windscreen washer
system, headlight washer
system .................................. 83
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
Left heated seat .................... 51
Deflation detection system .. 186
Tyre pressure monitoring
system ................................. 185
Ultrasonic parking sensors ... 94
Load compartment
unlocking ............................... 27
Hazard warning flashers ..... 115
Central locking system .......... 24
Sport mode ........................... 94
Right heated seat .................. 51
Info-Display ........................... 98
Trip computer ...................... 108
Electronic climate control
system ................................. 123
Centre air vents ................... 126
Front passenger airbag ......... 55
Glovebox .............................. 65
Infotainment system .............. 10
Climate control system ........ 120
Ashtray .................................. 87
Start/Stop button .................. 21
Accelerator pedal ................ 128
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18 Ignition switch with
steering wheel lock ............. 129
Sensor panel for
emergency operation of
Open&Start system ............... 21
19 Brake pedal ......................... 142
20 Clutch pedal ........................ 128
21 Steering wheel adjustment . . . 82
22 Bonnet release lever ........... 156
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In brief
Exterior lighting
Turn light switch
= Off
7
= Sidelights
8
= Headlights
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AUTO = Automatic light control
Press light switch
> = Front fog lights
r = Rear fog light
Lighting 3 113.
Headlight flash, high beam and
low beam
Headlight flash = Pull lever
High beam
= Push lever
Low beam
= Push or pull lever
High beam 3 114, Headlight flash
3 114.
Turn and lane-change signals
To the right = Lever up
To the left = Lever down
Turn and lane-change signals
3 116.
In brief
Hazard warning flashers
Horn
Washer and wiper systems
Windscreen wiper
Operated with the ¨ button.
Hazard warning flashers 3 115.
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Press j.
& = fast
% = slow
$ = timed interval wipe or
automatic wiping with rain
sensor
§ = off
For a single wipe when the
windscreen wiper is off, press the
lever down.
Windscreen wiper 3 83, Wiper
blade replacement 3 161.
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In brief
Windscreen and headlight
washer systems
Rear window wiper and washer
systems
Pull lever.
Windscreen and headlight washer
system 3 83, Washer fluid 3 159.
Wipers on = push lever
Wipers off = push lever again
Wash
= push lever and hold
Rear window wipers and washer
system 3 84, Wiper blade
replacement 3 161, Washer fluid
3 159.
Climate control
Heated rear window, heated
exterior mirrors
Heating is operated by pressing the
Ü button.
Heated rear window 3 36.
In brief
Demisting and defrosting the
windows
Air distribution to l.
Set temperature control to warmest
level.
Set fan speed to highest level or to A.
Cooling n on.
Press button V.
Climate control system 3 120.
Transmission
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Manual transmission automated
Manual transmission
Reverse: with the vehicle stationary,
wait 3 seconds after depressing
clutch pedal and then pull up the
button on the selector lever 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 3 137.
N
o
+
A
=
=
=
=
=
neutral
drive
higher gear
lower gear
switch between Automatic and
Manual mode
R = reverse gear (with selector
lever lock)
Manual transmission automated
3 138.
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In brief
Automatic transmission
Starting off
Check before starting off
P
R
N
D
=
=
=
=
park
reverse
neutral
drive
The selector lever can only be moved
out of P or N when the ignition is on
and the foot brake is depressed
(selector lever lock). To engage P or
R, push button on selector lever.
The automatic transmission is
available in two versions 3 132.
■ Tyre pressure and condition 3 184,
3 226.
■ Engine oil level and fluid levels
3 157.
■ All windows, mirrors, exterior
lighting and number plates are free
from dirt, snow and ice and are
operational.
■ Proper position of seats, seat belts
and mirrors 3 47, 3 53, 3 31.
■ Brake function at low speed,
particularly if the brakes are wet.
Starting engine with ignition
switch
Turn key to position 1. Move the
steering wheel slightly to release the
steering wheel lock. Operate clutch
and brake, automatic transmission in
P or N, do not accelerate; for diesel
engines, turn the key to position 2 for
preheating and wait until control
indicator ! goes out; turn key to
position 3 and release key when
engine is running.
In brief
Starting engine with Start/Stop
button
The electronic key must be inside the
vehicle. Operate clutch and brake,
automatic transmission in P or N, do
not accelerate, for diesel engines;
press the button briefly to start
preheating, move the steering wheel
slightly to release the steering wheel
lock, wait until control indicator !
goes out and then press button for
1 second and release when the
engine is running.
Open&Start system 3 21.
Parking
■ Always apply the parking brake
without pressing the release button.
Apply as firmly as possible on
a downhill slope or uphill slope.
Depress the foot brake at the same
time to reduce operating force.
■ Switch off the engine. Turn the
ignition key to position 0 and
remove it or, with the vehicle
stationary, press the Start/Stop
button and open the driver's door.
Turn the steering wheel until the
steering wheel lock is felt to
engage.
For vehicles with automatic
transmission, the key can only be
removed when the selector lever is
in the P position. If P is not engaged
or the parking brake is not applied,
"P" flashes for a few seconds in the
transmission display.
■ If the vehicle is on a level surface or
uphill slope, engage first gear or set
the selector lever to P before
switching off the ignition. On an
uphill slope, turn the front wheels
away from the kerb.
■
■
■
■
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If the vehicle is on a downhill slope,
engage reverse gear or set the
selector lever to P before switching
off the ignition. Turn the front
wheels towards the kerb.
Lock the vehicle and activate the
anti-theft alarm system with button
p on the radio remote control or
with the sensor in a front door
handle.
To activate the anti-theft locking
system, press button p twice or
touch the sensor in a front door
handle twice.
Do not park the vehicle on an easily
ignitable surface. The high
temperature of the exhaust system
could ignite the surface.
On vehicles with manual
transmission automated, control
indicator R flashes for a few
seconds after the ignition is
switched off if the parking brake has
not been applied 3 105.
Close windows and sunroof or
TwinTop.
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In brief
■ The engine cooling fans may run
after the engine has been switched
off 3 156.
■ 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.
30 seconds, before switching off in
order to protect the turbocharger.
Keys, locking 3 19, Laying the
vehicle up for a long period of time
3 155, TwinTop roof operation
3 39.
Keys, doors and windows
Keys, doors and
windows
Keys, locks ................................... 19
Doors ........................................... 27
Vehicle security ............................ 28
Exterior mirrors ............................ 31
Interior mirrors ............................. 33
Windows ...................................... 33
Roof ............................................. 37
Keys, locks
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Key with foldaway key section
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 3 197, Open&Start system,
electronic key 3 21.
Lock cylinders
Designed to free-wheel if they are
forcefully rotated without the correct
key or if the correct key is not fully
inserted. To reset, turn cylinder with
the correct key until its slot is vertical,
remove key and then re-insert it. If the
cylinder still free-wheels, turn the key
through 180° and repeat operation.
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 car is taken to a workshop,
this vehicle data is needed in order to
perform certain operations.
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Keys, doors and windows
Radio remote control
Handle with care, protect from
moisture and high temperatures and
avoid unnecessary operation.
Fault
Used to operate:
■ Central locking system
■ Anti-theft locking system
■ Anti-theft alarm system
■ Power windows
■ Electric roof on Astra TwinTop
The radio remote control has an
approximate range of up to 5 metres.
This range can be affected by outside
influences. The hazard warning
flashers confirm operation.
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 resynchronisation
■ 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 24.
Radio remote control battery
replacement
Replace the battery as soon as the
range reduces.
Batteries do not belong in household
waste. They must be disposed of at
an appropriate recycling collection
point.
Key with foldaway key section
Extend the key and open the unit.
Replace the battery (battery type
CR 2032), paying attention to the
installation position. Close the unit
and synchronise.
Key with fixed key section
Have the battery replaced by
a workshop.
Keys, doors and windows
Radio remote control
synchronisation
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Open&Start system
After replacing the battery, unlock the
door with the key in the driver's door
lock. The radio remote control will be
synchronised when you switch on the
ignition.
Memorised settings
Whenever the key is removed from
the ignition switch, the following
settings are automatically
remembered by the key:
■ Electronic climate control
■ Info-Display
■ Infotainment system
■ Instrument panel illumination
The saved settings are automatically
used next time that key is used for
unlocking.
Makes operation of the following
possible without the use of the
mechanical key:
■ Central locking system
■ Anti-theft locking system
■ Anti-theft alarm system
■ Power windows
■ Ignition and starter
The electronic key simply needs to be
in the driver's possession.
Press the Start/Stop button. The
ignition is switched on. The electronic
immobiliser and steering wheel lock
are deactivated.
To start the engine press and hold the
Start/Stop button whilst applying both
the brake and clutch pedals.
Automatic transmission: the engine
can only be started with the selector
lever in P or N.
The engine and the ignition are
switched off by pressing the Start/
Stop button again. The vehicle must
be stationary. The immobiliser is
activated at the same time.
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Keys, doors and windows
If the ignition has been switched off
and the vehicle is stationary, the
steering wheel lock activates
automatically when the driver's door
is opened or closed.
Control indicator 0 3 97.
Note
Do not put the electronic key in the
load compartment or in front of the
Info-Display.
The sensor fields in the door handles
must be kept clean to ensure
unrestricted functionality.
If the battery is discharged, the
vehicle must not be towed, towstarted or jump-started as the
steering wheel lock cannot be
disengaged.
Radio remote control
Emergency operation
The electronic key likewise has
a radio remote control feature.
If the radio remote control also fails,
the driver's door can be locked or
unlocked with the emergency key
contained in the electronic key: press
locking mechanism and remove the
cap by applying light pressure. Push
the emergency key outwards over the
detent and remove.
Keys, doors and windows
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Replacing battery in electronic
key
The emergency key can only lock or
unlock the driver's door. Unlocking
the entire vehicle 3 24. On vehicles
with anti-theft alarm system, the
alarm may be triggered when the
vehicle is unlocked. Deactivate the
alarm by switching on the ignition.
Hold the electronic key at the marked
position and press the Start/Stop
button.
To switch off the engine, press the
Start/Stop button for at least
1 second.
Lock the driver's door with the
emergency key. Locking the entire
vehicle 3 24.
This option is intended for
emergencies only. Seek the
assistance of a workshop.
Replace the battery as soon as the
system no longer operates properly
or the range is reduced. The need for
battery replacement is indicated by
InSP3 in the service display or by
a check control message in the
Info-Display.
Service display 3 90, Info-Display
3 106.
Batteries do not belong in household
waste. They must be disposed of at
an appropriate recycling collection
point.
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Keys, doors and windows
To replace the battery, press the
locking mechanism and remove the
cap by applying light pressure. Press
the cap on the other side outwards.
Replace the battery (battery type
CR 2032), noting the installation
position. Engage caps.
Radio remote control
synchronisation
The radio remote control
synchronises itself automatically
during every starting procedure.
Fault
If the central locking cannot be
operated or the engine cannot be
started, the cause may be one of the
following:
■ fault in remote control 3 20
■ electronic key out of reception
range
To rectify the cause of the fault,
change the position of the electronic
key.
Central locking system
Unlocking
Unlocks and locks doors, load
compartment and fuel filler flap.
A pull on an interior door handle
unlocks the entire vehicle and opens
the door.
Radio remote control
Note
In the event of an accident of
a certain severity, the vehicle
unlocks automatically.
Note
A short time after unlocking with the
remote control the doors are locked
automatically if no door has been
opened.
Press button q.
Keys, doors and windows
Electronic key
Pull a door handle or press the button
under the tailgate moulding.
The electronic key must be outside
the vehicle, within a range of
approximately 1 metre.
Locking
Close doors, load compartment and
fuel filler flap. If the driver's door is not
closed properly, the central locking
system will not work.
Radio remote control
Press button p.
Electronic key
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Touch the sensor field in the door
handle of one of the front doors.
The electronic key must be outside
the vehicle, within a range of
approximately 1 metre. The other
electronic key must not be inside the
vehicle.
2 seconds must pass before the
vehicle can be unlocked. Within this
time, it is possible to check that the
vehicle is locked.
Note
The vehicle is not automatically
locked.
Central locking button
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Keys, doors and windows
Press the m button: the doors are
locked or unlocked.
The LED in the button m illuminates
for approx. 2 minutes after locking
with the radio remote control.
If the doors are locked from the inside
whilst driving, the LED remains lit.
If the key is in the ignition switch,
locking is only possible if all doors are
closed.
Fault in remote control or
Open&Start system
Unlocking
Turn key or emergency key 3 21 in
the driver's door lock as far as it will
go. The entire vehicle is unlocked
when the driver's door is opened.
For Astra TwinTop with open roof after opening the driver's door, press
the central locking button m. The
vehicle will then be unlocked,
provided the anti-theft locking system
is not engaged. Switch on the ignition
to deactivate the anti-theft alarm
system. Open&Start system 3 21.
fuel filler flap remain locked. To
deactivate the anti-theft locking
system, switch on the ignition 3 29.
Manual unlocking of boot lid
Folding the rear seat backrests
3 50.
Locking
Close the driver's door, open the
passenger door, press central locking
button m. The vehicle is locked.
Close the passenger door.
Fault in central locking system
Unlocking
Turn key or emergency key 3 21 in
the driver's door lock as far as it will
go. The other doors can be opened by
using the interior handle (not possible
if the anti-theft locking system is
active). The load compartment and
From the interior, turn the rotary knob
on the inside of the boot lid
anticlockwise, this unlocks the boot
lid and opens it slightly.
Keys, doors and windows
Locking
Child locks
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Doors
Load compartment
Opening
Insert key or emergency key 3 21 into
opening above lock on inside of door
and operate lock by pressing until it
clicks. Then close the door. The
procedure must be carried out for
each door. The driver's door can also
be locked from the outside with the
key. The fuel filler flap and tailgate/
boot lid cannot be locked.
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: door cannot be
opened from inside.
Push the button under the tailgate
moulding.
9 Warning
Do not drive with the tailgate open
or ajar, e.g. when transporting
bulky objects, as toxic exhaust
gases could enter the vehicle.
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Keys, doors and windows
Note
The installation of certain heavy
accessories onto the tailgate may
affect its ability to remain open.
Central locking system 3 24
Closing
Use the interior handle.
Do not press the button under the
moulding while closing as this will
unlock it again.
Close boot lid. The closed boot lid is
always locked. To lock the doors,
press button & on the remote
control.
Vehicle security
Anti-theft locking system
Activating with the radio remote
control
9 Warning
Do not use the system if there are
people in the vehicle! The doors
cannot be unlocked from the
inside.
The system deadlocks all doors. All
doors must be closed or 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 p twice within 15 seconds.
Keys, doors and windows
Activating with the electronic
key
It monitors:
■ Doors, load compartment, bonnet,
■ Passenger compartment,
■ Vehicle inclination, e.g. if it is
raised,
■ Ignition.
Unlocking the vehicle deactivates the
anti-theft alarm system.
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Activation without monitoring of
passenger compartment and
vehicle inclination
Note
Changes to the vehicle interior, such
as the use of seat covers, could
impair the function of passenger
compartment monitoring.
Touch the sensor field in the front
door handle twice within 15 seconds.
The electronic key must be outside
the vehicle, within a range of approx.
1 metre.
Anti-theft alarm system
The anti-theft alarm system is
operated in conjunction with the
central locking system.
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 load compartment and
bonnet
2. Press button b. The LED in button
m flashes for maximum
10 seconds
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Keys, doors and windows
3. Close doors
4. Activate the anti-theft alarm
system. The LED illuminates.
After approx. 10 seconds, the
system is armed. The LED flashes
until the system is deactivated
For Astra TwinTop, passenger
compartment monitoring is
deactivated if the roof is open to
prevent false alarms.
Light-emitting diode (LED)
During the first 10 seconds of antitheft alarm system activation:
LED
= Test, ignition delay
illuminates
LED
= Door, load
flashes
compartment or
quickly
bonnet open, or
system fault
After the first 10 seconds of anti-theft
alarm system activation:
LED flashes
= System active
slowly
LED comes on for = Switch off
approx. 1 second
function
Seek the assistance of a workshop in
the event of faults.
Alarm
When triggered, the alarm gives off
an acoustic signal (horn) and a visual
signal (hazard warning flashers). The
number and duration of which are
stipulated by legislation.
The alarm siren can be silenced by
pressing a button of the radio remote
control or by switching on the ignition.
The anti-theft alarm system is
deactivated at the same time.
If the vehicle's battery is to be
disconnected (e.g. for maintenance
work), the alarm siren must be
deactivated as follows: switch the
ignition on then off, then disconnect
the vehicle's battery within
15 seconds.
Immobiliser
The system checks whether the
vehicle is allowed to start with the key
being used. If the transponder in the
key is recognised, the engine can be
started.
The electronic immobiliser activates
itself automatically after the key has
been removed from the ignition
switch or when the engine is switched
off by pressing the Start/Stop button.
Control indicator A 3 93.
Keys, doors and windows
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 24,
3 29.
Exterior mirrors
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Electric adjustment
Convex shape
The convex exterior mirror contains
an aspherical area and reduces blind
spots. The shape of the mirror makes
objects appear smaller, which will
affect the ability to estimate
distances.
Manual adjustment
First select the relevant exterior mirror
then swivel the control to adjust.
Adjust mirrors by swivelling lever in
required direction.
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Keys, doors and windows
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.
Press the n button and both exterior
mirrors will fold.
Press button n again - both exterior
mirrors return to their original position.
If an electrically folded mirror is
manually extended, pressing the n
button will only electrically extend the
other mirror.
Operated by pressing the Ü button.
Heating functions with the engine
running and is switched off
automatically after a short time.
Manual folding
The exterior mirrors can be folded in
by pressing gently on the outer edge
of the housing.
Keys, doors and windows
Interior mirrors
Automatic anti-dazzle
Manual anti-dazzle
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Windows
Windscreen
Heat-reflecting windscreen
The heat-reflecting windscreen has
a coating which reflects solar
radiation. Also data signals, e.g. from
toll stations, might be reflected.
To reduce dazzle, adjust the lever on
the underside of the mirror housing.
Dazzle from following vehicles at
night is automatically reduced.
The marked areas of the windscreen
behind the interior mirror are not
covered with the coating. Devices for
electronic data recording and fee
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Keys, doors and windows
payment must be attached in these
areas. Otherwise data recording
malfunctions may occur.
After switching off the ignition, the
standby feature ceases when the
driver's door is opened.
Power windows
9 Warning
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 electric windows.
Keep a close watch on the
windows when closing them.
Ensure that nothing becomes
trapped in them as they move.
Power windows can be operated
■ with ignition on
■ within 5 minutes of switching
ignition off
■ within 5 minutes of switching
ignition key to position 1
Safety function
If the window glass encounters
resistance above the middle of the
window during automatic closing, it is
immediately stopped and opened
again.
In the event of closing difficulties due
to frost or the like, operate the switch
several times to close the window in
stages.
Central switch for electric
windows, Astra TwinTop
Operate the control to open or close
the window.
For vehicles with automatic feature
pull or press the switch again to stop
window movement.
Astra TwinTop: when a door is
opened the window opens slightly
and closes automatically when the
door is closed.
Press $ or " to open or close all
windows.
Keys, doors and windows
Child safety system for rear
windows
Switch z can be used to activate or
deactivate the switches in the rear
doors.
Operating windows from outside
The windows can be operated
remotely from outside the vehicle.
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Radio remote control
Open&Start system
Press q or p until all windows have
opened or closed.
To close, touch the sensor field in the
door handle until all windows are
completely closed.
The electronic key must be outside
the vehicle, within a range of approx.
1 metre.
Overload
If the windows are repeatedly
operated within short intervals, the
window operation is disabled for
some time.
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Fault
Keys, doors and windows
If the windows cannot be opened or
closed automatically, activate the
window electronics as follows:
1. Close doors
2. Switch on ignition
3. Close the window completely and
operate the button for a further
5 seconds
4. Open the window completely and
operate the button for a further
1 second
5. Repeat for each window
Heated rear window
Sun visors
The sun visors can be folded down or
swivelled to the side to prevent
dazzling.
If the sun visors have integral mirrors,
the mirror covers should be closed
when driving.
Panoramic windscreen
Operated by pressing the Ü button.
Heating functions with the engine
running and is switched off
automatically after a short time.
Astra TwinTop: The heated rear
window and heated exterior mirrors
are deactivated when the roof is
open.
Depending on the engine type, the
heated rear window comes on
automatically when the diesel particle
filter is being cleaned.
To open roof lining: Turn handle to the
right and move roof lining rearward to
a suitable position.
Keys, doors and windows
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Roof
Sunroof
9 Warning
To close roof lining: Move forward to
a suitable position. When moved all
the way forward, the roof lining
engages in position.
Note
Close the sun visors before sliding
the roof lining.
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.
Sunroof can be operated with ignition
on.
Operated via a rocker switch in the
roof console.
Press the button briefly for activation
in steps. Hold down the button for
longer for automatic opening.
Raise
With the sunroof closed, press ü.
The sunroof is raised at the rear.
Open
Press ü again with the sunroof in the
raised position. The sunroof opens
automatically until it reaches its end
position.
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Keys, doors and windows
Caution
Sunblind
When using a roof rack, check the
free movement of the sunroof in
order to avoid damage. It is only
permitted to raise the sunroof.
Note
If the top of the roof is wet, tilt
sunroof, allow water to run off and
then open sunroof.
Do not affix any stickers to sunroof.
Close
Hold down d until the sunroof is
completely closed.
For safety reasons, the roof closes
from its open position to approx.
20 cm. Hold d depressed to close
completely.
The sunblind is power operated.
The sunblind opens when the sunroof
opens.
Close or open the sunblind by
pressing button H or G.
Hold H depressed to close
completely.
Overload
If the system is overloaded, the power
supply is automatically cut off for
a short time.
Initialising the sunroof
If the sunroof and sunblind cannot be
operated (e.g. after disconnecting the
vehicle battery), activate the
electronics as follows:
1. Switch on ignition
2. Close sunroof and hold button
d depressed at least
10 seconds
3. Close sunblind and hold button
H depressed at least
10 seconds
Keys, doors and windows
Retractable hardtop
9 Warning
Take care when operating the
convertible hardtop. Risk of injury.
Monitor the action zone above, to
the side and to the rear of the
vehicle during roof operation.
Make sure that nothing could
become pinched. Make sure no
one is in the action zone of the roof
or boot lid during roof operation.
Risk of injury.
Check the amount height, length
and width of available space
before operating the roof, e. g. in
a garage, parking garage or when
a bicycle rack is fitted.
Vehicle passengers should be
informed accordingly.
Before leaving the vehicle, remove
the ignition key in order to prevent
unauthorised operation of the
windows and sunroof.
Stand-by with key in ignition switch
from position 1, or for Open&StartSystem switch on ignition.
Requirements:
■ Vehicle is stationary or driving no
more than 18 mph
■ Load compartment blind is closed
and engaged 3 70
■ Boot lid is closed
If any of these requirements are not
fulfilled, a warning buzzer sounds
when the switch is actuated and the
roof does not open or close.
Open
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There must be no objects in front of
the rear window or in the pivot area of
the roof and boot lid.
Hold button > in the roof console
depressed until the roof is completely
open and the boot lid is closed.
An acoustic signal sounds at the end
of the opening procedure.
The door windows are opened slightly
before the roof is opened. If button
> is pressed again after the
acoustic signal sounds, the door
windows will close.
Open with remote control
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Keys, doors and windows
With vehicle stationary unlock the
vehicle. Press button q again and
keep pressed until the roof has
opened fully and the boot lid has
closed.
During operation with the remote
control, the door windows are opened
completely.
The door windows are opened slightly
before the roof is closed. If button
< is pressed again after the
acoustic signal sounds, the door
windows will close.
Close with remote control
Close
Hold button < in the roof console
depressed until the roof and boot lid
are completely closed.
An acoustic signal sounds at the end
of the closing procedure.
With vehicle stationary, lock the
vehicle. Press button p again and
keep pressed until the roof and boot
lid have closed completely.
Note
■ Do not open the load compartment
until the acoustic signal indicating
the end of the roof opening or
closing procedure has sounded.
■ The load compartment blind must
always be closed during roof
operation.
■ There must be no one and no
objects at the covers behind the
rear head restraints.
■ The roof can only be operated at
temperatures above -20 °C. If the
temperature is below this limit,
a gong will sound three times when
roof operation is requested.
■ Frequent operation of the roof with
the engine off discharges the
battery.
■ Repeated operation of the roof
without breaks can cause
overloading and therefore
malfunctions.
■ The roof can be held in an
intermediate position for 9 minutes
to facilitate cleaning of roof spaces.
This is done by disengaging the
actuation switch. One minute
before the end of this period,
a continuous buzzer sounds as
a warning that the hold period is
almost over and the roof could start
to move.
Keys, doors and windows
■ Activating the roof on uneven
ground can lead to malfunctions
and damage.
■ To prevent and remedy squeaking
noises of the roof seals a special
maintenance kit is available at your
Vauxhall Authorised Repairer. It is
recommended to apply this product
once a year for prevention.
Fault
The automatic drive of the roof is only
operational if the roof is in the proper
open or closed position.
Check if:
■ Load compartment blind is
engaged in closed position
■ Boot lid is completely closed
■ Outside temperature is above
-20 °C
■ There is sufficient battery voltage
■ There is a system overload
If the automatic drive is not
operational, two persons are required
to manually close the roof. See the
accompanying instructions for Astra
TwinTop. Professional assistance is
recommended.
Rollover protection system
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Fixed anti-roll bars are secured to the
vehicle bodywork.
Deployable anti-roll bars
The Astra TwinTop is equipped with
rollover protection with reinforced
windscreen frame and anti-roll bars
behind the rear seat head restraints.
Depending on the variant, the anti-roll
bars are either fixed or deploy
automatically in the event of an
impact of a certain severity.
Fixed anti-roll bars
Deployable anti-roll bars are located
between the rear head restraints and
the boot lid. In the event of a rollover,
head-on collision or side impact, the
anti-roll bars deploy upwards within
milliseconds. They also deploy
together with the front and side airbag
systems.
The system deploys with the roof
open or closed.
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Keys, doors and windows
The convertible roof must not be
operated if the anti-roll bars have
been deployed. A continuous warning
will sound if the switch is actuated.
The airbag control indicator v
illuminates if the anti-roll bars have
been deployed.
Note
Do not place any objects on the
covers of the anti-roll bars behind
the head restraints.
Extended anti-roll bars can be
retracted (e.g. in order to close the
roof after a collision).
Press the lever between the rods of
an anti-roll bar to unlock the system.
Push the anti-roll bar all the way down
until it engages. Fit the cover.
Repeat the procedure on the other
anti-roll bar.
Control indicator v will remain
illuminated and the anti-roll bars will
not deploy in the event of another
collision. Seek the assistance of
a workshop.
9 Warning
The roof cannot be closed or
opened if the anti-roll bars are
extended. The anti-roll bars must
first be retracted.
After deployment of the anti-roll
bar, have the system repaired by
a workshop immediately.
Manually retracted anti-roll bars
will not deploy in the event of
a collision.
The roof can only be opened if the
load in the load compartment does
not exceed the height of the load
compartment blind or protrude
sideways. The load height must not
be exceeded. The load compartment
blind must be flat; objects below it
must not press it upwards. Otherwise
the roof and load may be damaged.
Blockage of boot lid
Load compartment
To avoid damage to the open roof,
boot lid or load, the boot lid can only
be closed if the electric load aid is in
the lower end position 3 74.
Keys, doors and windows
Failure of electric drive
Push locking lever forward.
Wind deflector
The rear seats cannot be occupied
when the wind deflector is in place.
Do not place any objects on the wind
deflector.
With tyre repair kit, the wind deflector
is folded down into a storage
compartment in the load
compartment below the loading floor
cover.
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For the version with spare wheel, the
wind deflector is folded away in the
load compartment.
Fitting
Join together the unfolded ends of the
wind deflector: Press in the pin at the
slider, guide the hinge over the pin
and release the slider so that the pin
engages in the hinge.
Expand the collapsed wind deflector.
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Keys, doors and windows
Pull the toggle of the right and left
locking pin and turn to lock.
Straighten out the wind deflector, turn
the toggle back and engage the
locking pin in the recess in the side
trim.
Insert the guide clips of the wind
deflector in the seat belt recesses
between the rear head restraints.
The wind deflector can be folded back
when not in use.
If the wind deflector is folded and the
rear seats are unoccupied, the wind
deflector can remain mounted in the
vehicle when the roof is closed.
Removing
Remove in reverse order, wind
deflector is completely folded down in
the load compartment:
■ for tyre repair kit in the
compartment below the loading
floor cover
■ for version with spare wheel , place
in load compartment
The wind deflector must never
protrude upwards or sideways above
the permissible loading height.
Seats, restraints
Seats, restraints
Head restraints ............................ 45
Front seats ................................... 47
Rear seats ................................... 51
Seat belts ..................................... 52
Airbag system .............................. 55
Child restraints ............................. 58
Head restraints
Adjustment
Position
Front and rear outboard head
restraints
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9 Warning
Only drive with the head restraint
set to the proper position.
Press the button, adjust height and
engage.
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.
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Seats, restraints
Rear centre head restraint
Pull the head restraint upwards or
press the catch to release and push
the head restraint downwards.
Adjusting the rear head restraints,
Astra TwinTop
Pull the head restraint up or press
both catches to release and then
push the head restraint downwards.
Do not place any objects on the cover
behind the head restraints or between
the head restraints and the anti-roll
bars.
Removing
Press the catches and pull up the
head restraint.
Active head restraints
In the event of a rear-end impact, the
active head restraints tilt slightly
forwards. The head is more
effectively supported so the risk of
whiplash injury is reduced.
Active head restraints are identified
by the lettering ACTIVE on the head
restraint guide sleeves.
Seats, restraints
Note
Approved accessories may only be
attached to the front passenger seat
head restraint if the seat is not in use.
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
approx. 25°.
■ Adjust the steering wheel 3 82.
■ 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 45.
■ Adjust the height of the seat belt
3 53.
■ Adjust the thigh support so that
there is a space approx. two fingers
wide between the edge of the seat
and the hollow of the knee.
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Seats, restraints
■ Adjust the lumbar support so that it
supports the natural shape of the
spine.
Seat positioning
Seat backrests
Pull handle, slide seat, release
handle.
Turn handwheel. Do not lean on
backrest when adjusting.
Seat adjustment
9 Danger
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.
Seats, restraints
Seat height
Seat inclination
Lumbar support
Lever pumping motion
up
= seat higher
down = seat lower
Pull lever, adjust inclination by
shifting body weight. Release lever
and audibly engage seat in position.
Turn handwheel. Do not lean on
backrest when adjusting.
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Seats, restraints
Adjustable thigh support
Seat folding
In vehicles with a panoramic window:
to tilt seats forward, push head
restraints down and lift up sun visors.
Armrest
Press the button and slide the thigh
support.
Lift release lever and fold backrest
forwards. Slide seat forwards.
To restore, slide the seat backwards.
If the seat has a memory function it
engages in its original position,
otherwise engage seat in desired
position. Move the backrest back to
upright and engage.
Folding the backrest forwards is only
possible when the backrest is in an
upright position.
Do not operate handwheel to adjust
backrest with backrest tilted forward.
Push raised armrest backward
against resistance and fold down.
The armrest can be moved to
different positions in stages by lifting
it.
Under the armrest there is a storage
compartment.
Seats, restraints
Heating
Rear seats
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TwinTop
Armrest
Hatchback and Estate
Adjust heating to the desired setting
by pressing the ß button for the
respective seat one or more times
with the ignition on. The control
indicator in the button indicates the
setting.
Prolonged use of the highest setting
for people with sensitive skin is not
recommended.
Seat heating is operational when the
engine is running.
Fold down the armrest, pulling the
strap obliquely down (45°).
Pull the armrest by the strap, pivot it
down and position on the sit with the
flat side up.
The armrest is held in place on the
backrest with a retaining strap. To
fully remove the armrest, disengage
the bracket at the retaining strap.
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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 sitting 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 58.
Periodically check all parts of the belt
system for damage, pollution 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.
Seat belt reminder X 3 92.
Belt force limiters
Stress on the body is reduced by the
gradual release of the belt during
a collision.
Belt pretensioners
In the event of a head-on or rear-end
collision 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 continuous illumination
of control indicator v 3 92.
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.
Seats, restraints
Three-point seat belt
Height adjustment
Fastening seat belt
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 3 92.
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
The belt must not rest against hard
or fragile objects in the pockets of
your clothing.
1. Pull belt out slightly.
2. Press button.
3. Adjust height and engage.
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Seats, restraints
Removing seat belt
TwinTop
To prevent the seat belts from making
flapping noise when the sun roof and/
or the windows are open, the seat
belts of unoccupied rear seats can be
secured behind the armrest.
Using the seat belt while
pregnant
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.
Seat belts on rear seats
Lead seat belts of the outer seats
through holders at the side if they are
not being used.
The seat belt for the middle seat can
only be withdrawn from the retractor if
the backrests are upright and are
engaged in their retainers.
9 Warning
The lap belt must be positioned as
low as possible across the pelvis
to prevent pressure on the
abdomen.
Seats, restraints
Airbag system
The airbag system consists of
a number of individual systems
depending on the scope of
equipment.
When triggered the airbag inflates
within milliseconds. They also deflate
so quickly that it is often unnoticeable
during the collision.
9 Warning
If handled improperly the airbag
systems can be triggered in an
explosive manner.
Note
The control electronics of the airbag
systems, belt pretensioners and
deployable anti-roll bars 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/anti-roll bar is triggered
only once. Have deployed airbags/
anti-roll bars 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/anti-roll bars as
this will invalidate the vehicle type
approval.
When the airbags inflate, escaping
hot gases may cause burns.
Control indicator v for airbag systems
and anti-roll bars 3 92.
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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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Seats, restraints
Fit the seat belt correctly and
engage securely. Only then the
airbag is able to protect.
Side airbag system
There is also a warning label on the
side of the instrument panel, visible
when the front passenger door is
open.
The front airbag system is triggered in
the event of a front-end impact of
a certain severity. The ignition needs
to be switched on.
The inflated airbags cushion the
impact, thereby reducing the risk of
injury to the upper body and head of
the front seat occupants
considerably.
9 Warning
Optimum protection is only
provided when the seat is in the
proper position 3 47.
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. The ignition needs to be
switched on.
Seats, restraints
Curtain airbag system
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.
9 Warning
Keep the area in which the airbag
inflates clear of obstructions.
Note
Only use protective seat covers that
have been approved for the vehicle.
Be careful not to cover the airbags.
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.
Seat occupancy
recognition
The inflated airbags cushion the
impact, thereby reducing the risk of
injury to the upper body and pelvis in
the event of a side-on collision
considerably.
The inflated airbags cushion the
impact, thereby reducing the risk of
injury to the head in the event of
a side-on impact considerably.
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Seats, restraints
Identified by a label on the lower
panel of the front passenger seat and
by control indicator y, which
illuminates for approx. 4 seconds
when the ignition is switched on.
The seat occupancy recognition
system deactivates the passenger
front and side airbag if the front
passenger seat is not occupied or is
fitted with a Vauxhall child restraint
system with transponders. The
curtain airbag system remains
activated.
9 Danger
Only Vauxhall child restraint
systems with transponders should
be fitted on the front passenger
seats. Use of systems without
transponders poses a risk of fatal
injury.
Control indicator 3 92.
Note
Anyone weighing less than 35 kg
should only travel on the rear seats.
Do not place any heavy objects on
the front passenger seat. Otherwise
the seat will register as occupied and
the airbag system for the front
passenger seat will not be
deactivated.
Do not use protective covers or seat
cushions on the front passenger
seat.
Note
On the Astra TwinTop, there may be
interference in radio reception of
certain frequencies in the medium
waveband when the roof is open and
the front passenger seat is
unoccupied.
Child restraints
Child restraint systems
We recommend the Vauxhall 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.
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.
Seats, restraints
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. Suitable
are restraint systems that comply with
ECE 44-03 or ECE 44-04. Since
a proper position of the belt is rarely
possible with a child that is smaller
than 150 cm, we strongly advise to
use an appropriate child restraint
system, even though this might, due
to the age of the child, no longer be
legally binding.
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
Weight and age class
On front passenger seat On outer rear seats On centre rear seat1)
Group 0: up to 10 kg or approx. 10 months
Group 0+: up to 13 kg or approx. 2 years
B1, ++
U, +
U
Group I: 9 to 18 kg or approx. 8 months to 4 years B2, ++
U, +
U
Group II: 15 to 25 kg or approx. 3 to 7 years
Group III: 22 to 36 kg or approx. 6 to 12 years
U
U
X
B1 = Limited, only with seat occupancy recognition and Vauxhall child restraint system with transponders.
If the child restraint system is being secured using a three-point seat belt, move seat height adjustment to uppermost
position. Move front passenger seat as far back as possible and move front passenger seat belt anchorage point to
lowest position.
B2 = Limited, only with seat occupancy recognition and Vauxhall child restraint system with transponders.
If the child restraint system is being secured using a three-point seat belt, move seat height adjustment to uppermost
position. Move front passenger seat as far back as possible so that vehicle safety belt runs from anchorage point
towards the front.
U = Universal suitability in conjunction with three-point seat belt.
+ = Seat available with ISOFIX and Top-tether mounting brackets.
++ = Seat available with ISOFIX mounting brackets.
X = No child restraint system permitted in this weight class.
1)
Not allowed on Astra TwinTop.
Seats, restraints
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Permissible options for fitting an ISOFIX child restraint system
Weight class
Size class Fixture
On front passenger seat
On rear outboard seats
On rear centre seat
Group 0: up to 10 kg
E
ISO/R1
IL
IL
X
Group 0+: up to 13 kg
E
ISO/R1
IL
IL
X
D
ISO/R2
IL
IL
X
C
ISO/R3
X
IL2)
X
D
ISO/R2
IL
IL
X
C
ISO/R3
X
IL2)
X
B
ISO/F2
IL
IL, IUF
X
B1
ISO/F2X IL
IL, IUF
X
A
ISO/F3
IL, IUF
X
Group I: 9 to 18 kg
IL
X
= Suitable for particular ISOFIX restraint systems of the 'specific-vehicle', '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 class.
X
= No ISOFIX child restraint system approved in this weight class.
2)
Only on the passenger's side.
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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.
Seats, restraints
Isofix child restraint
systems
Top-tether child restraint
systems
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Child restraints with
transponders
Top-tether fastening eyes are located
under a cover marked with the
symbol : for a child seat. Fold up
cover after usage.
Fasten vehicle-approved ISOFIX
child restraint systems to the ISOFIX
mounting brackets. Specific vehicle
ISOFIX child restraint system
positions are marked in the table by
IL.
ISOFIX mounting brackets are
indicated by a label on the backrest.
In addition to the ISOFIX mounting,
fasten the Top-tether strap to the
Top-tether fastening eyes. The strap
must run between the two guide rods
of the head restraint.
ISOFIX child restraint systems of
universal category positions are
marked in the table by IUF.
A label on the child restraint system
indicates that it is fitted with
transponders.
Vauxhall child restraint systems with
transponders are automatically
detected if correctly installed to the
front passenger seat with seat
occupancy recognition.
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Seats, restraints
Note
There must be no objects (e.g.
plastic sheet or heating mats)
between the seat and the child
restraint system.
Seat occupancy recognition 3 57.
Storage
Storage
Storage compartments
Glovebox
Storage compartments ................ 65
Load compartment ....................... 66
Roof rack system ......................... 80
Loading information ..................... 80
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Lockable glovebox, Astra
TwinTop with Open&Start
system
In addition to the electronic key of the
Open&Start system, there is
a standard key without remote control
for the glovebox lock.
Cupholders
The glovebox features a pen holder
and a place to store coins.
The glovebox shelf can be removed:
Disengage the shelf by pulling on the
front edge.
Refit the shelf by sliding it into the side
guide strips and engage it in the rear
panel by pushing.
The glovebox should be closed whilst
driving.
Cupholders are located in the centre
console and in the door pockets of the
rear doors.
Additional cupholders are located in
the fold-down tables on the back of
the front seat backrests.
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Storage
Sunglasses storage
Armrest storage
Storage in the front armrest
Load compartment
Load compartment extension,
Hatchback 3-door / 5-door
Folding down rear backrests
Fold down and open.
Do not use for storing heavy objects.
To open, press button and open
upper part of armrest.
Push head restraints all the way down
or remove 3 45.
Slide front seat forward slightly.
Disengage the backrest (single or
split) using the release button on one
or both sides and fold it down onto the
seat cushion.
Storage
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Load compartment extension,
Estate
Folding down centre backrests
Folding down rear backrests
Push head restraint down as far as
possible 3 45.
Disengage backrest using lever and
fold onto seat cushion.
Before restoring backrest to an
upright position, guide the seat belt
through the belt guides to protect
against damage.
Move rear seat backrests upright and
allow locking mechanisms to engage
audibly.
The three-point seat belt for the
centre rear seat can only be pulled
from the reel if the backrest is properly
engaged.
Push head restraints all the way down
or remove 3 45.
Unhook hooks of load compartment
cover from head restraints 3 70.
Slide front seat forward slightly.
Disengage the backrest (single or
split) using the release button on one
or both sides and fold it down onto the
seat cushion.
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Storage
Raise the seat cushion and fold the
backrest
Pull the strap on the seat cushion and
lift the rear of the cushion forwards
(split or one-piece).
Unhook hooks of load compartment
cover from head restraints 3 70.
Remove rear outer head restraints
and push centre head restraint all the
way down 3 45. Stow the removed
head restraints in the cavity below the
raised seat cushions.
Disengage backrest (one-piece or
split) using release button, fold
forward and engage.
Storage
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Folding down centre backrests
Push head restraint down as far as
possible 3 45. Disengage backrest
using lever and fold onto seat
cushion. If the seat cushion is raised,
fold it forward until it engages.
Before restoring backrest to an
upright position, guide the seat belt
through the belt guides to protect
against damage. Press release
button and move rear seat backrests
upright, ensuring locking
mechanisms engage audibly.
With the seat cushions raised: insert
head restraints in backrests and
adjust 3 45. Fold back seat cushions,
making sure the belt buckles are
properly positioned.
Attach hooks of load compartment
cover to head restraints 3 70.
The three-point seat belt for the
centre rear seat can only be pulled
from the reel if the backrest is properly
engaged.
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Storage
Load compartment extension,
TwinTop
The tyre repair kit is on the right side
behind the cover 3 188.
Loading area between rear seats
Load compartment cover
Hatchback 3-door / 5-door
Removing
The cover behind the armrest can be
locked from load compartment:
horizontal position = locked
vertical position
= unlocked
Pull out the armrest by the strap.
The armrest is held in place on the
backrest with a retaining strap. To
fully remove the armrest, disengage
the bracket at the retaining strap.
Pull the handle and fold down the
cover.
Stowage in the load
compartment, Estate
There is a stowage compartment at
the right side of the load
compartment.
The fuse box is on the left side behind
the cover in the load compartment
side panelling 3 179
Cargo box 3 72.
Unhook retaining straps from tailgate.
Pull cover from the side guides.
Fitting
Engage cover in side guides and fold
downwards. Attach retaining straps to
tailgate.
Storage
Estate
Do not place any heavy or sharpedged objects on the load
compartment cover.
Opening
Press handle on load compartment
cover rearwards; the cover
automatically engages in its end
position.
Closing
Remove load compartment cover
from side brackets. It rolls up
automatically.
Pull the cover towards the rear using
the handle and engage it in the
retainers at the sides.
To cover the gap between the load
compartment cover and the rear
backrests, there is a cover on the
cartridge. Attach the two hooks of the
cover to the head restraint guide rods.
If the safety net is mounted, run the
hooks through the net mesh.
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Removing
Open the load compartment cover
and detach the hooks from the head
restraints.
Pull the release lever. Lift right side of
cover first, then pull left side out of
recess.
Fitting
Insert the left side of the load
compartment cover in the recess, pull
the release lever, insert the right side
of the load compartment cover and
engage.
Attach the hooks on the head
restraints.
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Storage
TwinTop
The roof can only be operated with
the blind engaged in the recess.
Lashing eyes
Load rails and hooks
Opening
Release load compartment blind from
recesses on left and right, blind rolls
up automatically.
Closing
Pull the cover towards the rear using
the handle and engage it in the
retainers at the sides.
Do not place any objects on the load
compartment cover.
There must be no objects outside of
or on top of the cover when the roof is
open or in the process of opening.
On Estates, install 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 lashing eyes are designed to
secure items against slippage, e.g.
using lashing straps, luggage net or
safety net.
Cargo management
system
The FlexOrganizer is a flexible
system for dividing the load
compartment or securing loads in an
Estate.
Storage
Variable partition net
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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 net pocket
The system consists of
■ adapters
■ variable partition net
■ mesh pockets
■ hooks
The components are fitted in two rails
in the side panels using adapters and
hooks. The partitioning net can also
be fitted directly in front of the tailgate.
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.
Net pocket can be suspended from
the luggage hooks.
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Storage
Cargo box
Foldable box under the floor cover
used to divide the load compartment.
The cargo box may only be loaded
when the backrests are engaged in
an upright position.
To remove the cargo box floor cover,
remove first the right half then the left
half. For models with towing
equipment, first release the coupling
ball bar fixing strap and thread this
through the eye.
Install in reverse order.
Loading assist
On TwinTop: The loading aid Easy
Load makes it possible to comfortably
load the load compartment when the
roof is open. Pressing the loading aid
button will raise the roof folded up in
the load compartment 25 cm. This
enlarges the load opening of the load
compartment.
■ Open the boot lid
■ Unhook load compartment blind
and attach to rear window frame
with holder
■ Briefly press loading aid button:
The folded roof is raised. The roof
remains in this end position for
approx. 9 minutes
Storage
■ Observe marked maximum load
height
■ Suspend the load compartment
blind from the rear window frame
and engage in the recesses. The
load compartment blind must be
flat; objects underneath it must not
push it upwards.
■ Briefly press loading aid button:
The folded roof is lowered.
■ Close the boot lid only after the
confirmation signal has sounded.
Otherwise the roof could be
damaged.
9 Warning
Take care when operating the
loading aid. Risk of injury.
Make sure that nothing can
become trapped.
Make sure no one is in the action
zone during operation. Risk of
injury.
This is especially important for
children. Inform passengers
accordingly.
Note
■ Do not place objects on or near the
load compartment blind
■ The folded roof can only be lowered
when the blind is closed.
Otherwise, a warning buzzer will
sound three times
■ The movement of the tilted roof can
be stopped by pressing the loading
aid button and another longer press
reverses the direction of the
movement
■ A confirmation buzzer is heard in
the upper and lower roof end
positions when the roof is tilted
■ Only close the tailgate once the
confirmation signal has sounded to
indicate that the loading aid is in its
lower end position
■ If the loading aid is not in its lower
end position when the boot lid is
closed, a warning tone sounds or
the tailgate is blocked mechanically
3 39
■ Do not touch moving parts
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■ One minute before the end of the
hold time for the raised loading aid,
a warning buzzer will sound to
remind you to lower the roof
■ The loading aid is only operable
when the vehicle is unlocked
■ Frequent operation of the loading
aid with the engine off discharges
the battery
■ Repeated operation of the loading
aid can cause malfunctions
Safety net
The safety net is available on the
Estate and can be installed behind
the rear seats or, if the rear seat
backrests are folded and the seat
cushions raised, behind the front
seats.
Passengers must not be transported
behind the safety net.
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Storage
Installation
Behind the rear seats
Behind front seats
There are two installation openings in
the roof frame: suspend and engage
rod of net at one side, compress rod
and suspend and engage at other
side.
Adjust strap length on safety net by
attaching the upper hook to the eye of
the strap and attach to eyes in the
right and left of the floor.
Adjust strap length on safety net by
attaching the upper hook to the eye of
the strap and attach to eyes in the
right and left of the floor.
Remove rear outer head restraints
and fold backrests forward.
Storage
Removal
Tilt length adjuster of the net
tensioning belt upwards and detach
the belt. Unhook the safety net rods
from the brackets in the roof frame.
Roll up the net and secure with
a strap.
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Load compartment grille
To transport long objects, part of the
load compartment grille behind the
passenger seat can be opened:
Release passenger seat back and
fold forward.
Press bracket down and fold grille
section up.
Lock grille in open position.
To close the grille section from the
open position, push bracket down,
fold down grille and engage.
Check that the closed grille is properly
locked.
Folding tray
Located in the front seat backrests.
Open by pulling upward until it
engages.
Fold away by pressing down past the
resistance point.
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Storage
Do not place any heavy objects on the
folding tray.
Warning triangle
Hatchback 3-door / 5-door,
TwinTop
Store warning triangle in rear load
compartment wall: first fit warning
triangle into recess on left and then
insert in guide on right.
To remove the warning triangle, lift to
the right and pull out to the right.
For vehicles with cargo box: Lift the
warning triangle with the right half of
the cargo box. Pull out the warning
triangle to the right.
First aid kit
Hatchback 3-door / 5-door
Estate, Van
Stow the warning triangle in the space
in the tailgate and fasten with the right
and left straps.
Secure the first-aid kit to the right load
compartment wall using the retaining
strap.
Storage
Estate
Van
TwinTop
Fasten the first-aid kit to the left load
compartment wall with a retaining
strap.
Place first aid kit in stowage
compartment behind the driver's seat.
To open the cover, press the locking
tab.
Store the first-aid kit in the recess
behind the strap in the left load
compartment wall.
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Storage
Roof rack system
Roof rack
For safety reasons and to avoid
damage to the roof, the vehicle
approved roof rack system is
recommended.
Roof loads are not permitted on the
Astra TwinTop.
Follow the installation instructions
and remove the roof rack when not in
use.
Lift the covers from the fitting
openings.
Fasten the roof rack at the fastening
points.
Loading information
Version with roof railing
Version without roof railing
To fasten the roof rack, insert the
mounting bolts in the holes indicated
in the figure.
■ Heavy objects in the load
compartment should be placed
against the seat backrests. Ensure
the backrests are securely
engaged. If objects can be stacked,
the heavier objects should be
placed at the bottom.
■ Secure objects with lashing straps
attached to lashing eyes 3 72.
■ Secure loose objects in load
compartment to prevent sliding.
Storage
■ When transporting objects in the
load compartment, the backrests of
the rear seats must not be angled
forward.
■ 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.
■ The load must not obstruct the
operation of the pedals, 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.
■ Estate: fit safety net when objects
are being transported in the load
compartment. Close load
compartment cover.
■ Astra TwinTop: pay attention to
maximum loading height with roof
open. Do not place objects on top
of or next to the load compartment
blind, on the cover of the
deployable anti-roll bars or behind
the rear head restraints.
■ The payload is the difference
between the permitted gross
vehicle weight (see identification
plate 3 206) 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),
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
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conditions. Check and retighten the
straps frequently.
The permissible roof load is 75 kg
and 100 kg for Estate with roof
railing. 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 ....................................... 82
Warning lights, gauges and
indicators ..................................... 89
Information displays ..................... 98
Vehicle messages ...................... 105
Trip computer ............................. 108
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 and the
Info-Display can be operated via the
controls on the steering wheel.
Further information is available in the
Infotainment system manual.
Instruments and controls
Horn
Windscreen wiper/washer
Windscreen wiper
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Run through the windscreen wiper
stages by pushing the lever past the
resistance point and holding. An
acoustic signal sounds at §.
Do not use if the windscreen is frozen.
Switch off in car washes.
Adjustable wiper interval
Press j.
The lever always springs back to its
original position.
& = fast
% = slow
$ = adjustable timed interval wipe
§ = Off
For a single wipe when the
windscreen wiper is off, press the
lever down.
To set the wiper interval to a value
between 2 and 15 seconds: Switch on
ignition, move lever down from
position §, wait desired time interval
and raise lever to $.
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Instruments and controls
After turning on the ignition and
setting the lever to $, the interval is
set to 6 seconds.
Pull lever. Washer fluid is sprayed on
the windscreen and the wiper wipes
for a few strokes.
If the lights are on, washer fluid is also
sprayed on the headlights. The
headlight washer system is then
inoperable for 2 minutes.
Automatic wiping with rain sensor
Rear window wiper/washer
Keep the sensor free from dust, dirt
and ice.
Windscreen washer
$ = Automatic wiping with rain
sensor
The rain sensor detects the amount of
water on the windscreen and
automatically regulates the frequency
of the windscreen wipers.
Push lever forwards. The rear window
wiper wipes in interval mode. Switch
off by pushing lever forwards again.
If the lever is held forwards, washer
fluid is sprayed on the rear window.
Instruments and controls
Do not use if the rear window is
frozen.
Switch off in car washes.
The rear screen wiper comes on
automatically when the windscreen
wiper is switched on and reverse gear
is engaged.
Board-Info-Display as a warning for
icy road conditions. : remains
illuminated until temperatures reach
at least 5 °C.
The road surface may already be
icy even though the display
indicates a few degrees above
0 °C.
Date and time are shown in the
Info-Display.
Board-Info-Display 3 98,
Graphic-Info-Display,
Color-Info-Display 3 101.
In vehicles with Graphic-Info-Display
or Color-Info-Display, a warning
message appears in the display as
a warning for icy road conditions.
There is no message below -5 °C.
A drop in temperature is indicated
immediately and a rise in temperature
after a time delay.
If outside temperatures drop to 3 °C,
the symbol : illuminates in the
Triple-Info-Display or the
9 Warning
Clock
Outside temperature
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Instruments and controls
Set date and time in
Triple-Info-Display
To set time, hold the setting button in
the instrument panel depressed for
approx. 2 seconds. A brief press will
set the flashing value. Hold the button
depressed for 2 seconds again to
switch to the next unit and to exit
setting mode.
Automatic time synchronisation
The RDS 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,
we recommend to switch off
automatic time synchronisation.
Activate setting mode and set it to
year setting. Hold the Ö button
depressed about 3 seconds until }
flashes in the display and “RDS
TIME" appears. The function is
activated (RDS TIME 1) or
deactivated (RDS TIME 0) with
the ; button. Exit setting mode using
the Ö button.
Power outlets
Some vehicles have a power outlet
for the connection of electrical
accessories instead of a cigarette
lighter.
Estates have an additional accessory
socket in the load compartment.
Instruments and controls
Connecting electrical accessories
while the engine is off will discharge
the battery.
Do not exceed the maximum power
consumption of 120 Watts.
Electrical accessories connected to
the socket 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 power outlets by
using unsuitable plugs.
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Cigarette lighter
The cigarette lighter is located behind
the ashtray cover. Press ashtray
cover to open.
Press in cigarette lighter. 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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Instruments and controls
Ashtray, front
To empty, grip both sides of the
ashtray insert and pull upwards.
Ashtray, rear
To empty, press spring and pull the
ashtray straight out rearwards.
Press ashtray cover to open.
Pull out by pushing on one of the
sides.
Instruments and controls
Warning lights, gauges
and indicators
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Odometer
Tachometer
The bottom line displays the recorded
distance.
Displays the engine speed.
Drive in a low engine speed range for
each gear as much as possible.
Instrument cluster
In some versions, the needles of the
instruments briefly rotate to the end
position when the ignition is switched
on.
Speedometer
Trip odometer
The top line displays the counted
miles since the last reset.
To reset, hold the reset knob
depressed for a few seconds with the
ignition on.
Indicates vehicle speed.
Caution
If the needle is in the red warning
zone, the maximum permitted
engine speed is exceeded. Engine
at risk.
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Instruments and controls
Fuel gauge
Service display
Displays the fuel level in the tank
depending on the operation mode.
Control indicator Y illuminates if the
level in the tank is low. Refuel
immediately if it flashes.
Never run the tank dry.
Because of the fuel remaining in the
tank, the top-up quantity may be less
than the specified tank capacity.
The message InSP appears when it
is time for servicing. Further
information 3 201.
Control indicators
The control indicators described are
not present in all vehicles. The
description applies to all instrument
versions. 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.
Instruments and controls
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Instruments and controls
Turn signal
O illuminates or flashes green.
Illuminates
The control indicator illuminates
briefly when the parking lights are
switched on.
Flashes
The control indicator flashes if a turn
signal or the hazard warning flashers
are activated.
Rapid flashing: failure of a direction
indicator lamp or associated fuse,
failure of direction indicator lamp on
trailer.
Bulb replacement 3 162. Fuses
3 175.
Turn signals 3 116.
Seat belt reminder
X illuminates or flashes red.
Illuminates
After the ignition is switched on until
the seat belt is fastened.
Flashes
After starting off until the seat belt is
fastened.
Fastening the seat belt 3 53.
Airbag, belt tensioners and
anti-roll bars
v illuminates red.
When the ignition is switched on, the
control indicator illuminates for
approx. 4 seconds. If it does not
illuminate, does not go out after
4 seconds or illuminates whilst
driving, there is a fault in the belt
tensioner, the airbags, the deployable
anti-roll bars or the seat occupancy
recognition system. The systems may
fail to trigger in the event of an
accident.
Deployment of the belt tensioners,
airbags or deployable anti-roll bars is
indicated by continuous illumination
of v.
9 Warning
Have the cause of the fault
remedied immediately by
a workshop.
Airbag system, belt tensioners 3 55,
3 52.
Seat occupancy
recognition
y illuminates or flashes yellow.
Illuminated
If the vehicle is equipped with seat
occupancy recognition, y illuminates
for approx. 4 seconds after the
ignition is switched on.
If a child restraint system with
transponders is detected, y remains
illuminated. Only then a child restraint
system with transponders may be
used on the front passenger seat as
the front passenger airbag systems
are deactivated 3 57.
Instruments and controls
9 Danger
If a child restraint system is fitted
and the control indicator is not
illuminated while driving, the front
and side airbag for the front
passenger seat are not
deactivated.
Flashes
Fault in system or child restraint
system with transponders defective
or improperly fitted 3 57.
9 Danger
Flashing of the control indicator
while driving indicates a fault.
Have the cause of the fault
remedied by a workshop
immediately.
Child restraint system with
transponders 3 63.
Charging system
p illuminates red.
Illuminates when the ignition is
switched on and goes out shortly after
the engine starts.
Illuminates when the engine is
running
Stop, switch off engine. Battery is not
charging. Engine cooling may be
interrupted. In diesel engines, power
to the brake servo unit may be cut.
Seek the assistance of a workshop.
Malfunction indicator light
Z illuminates or flashes yellow.
Illuminates when the ignition is
switched on and goes out shortly after
the engine starts.
Illuminates when the engine is
running
Fault in the emission control system.
The permitted emission limits may be
exceeded. Immediately seek the
assistance of a workshop.
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Flashes when the engine is
running
Fault that could lead to catalytic
converter damage. Ease up on the
accelerator until the flashing stops.
Seek the immediate assistance of
a workshop.
Service vehicle soon
A illuminates or flashes yellow.
Illuminates when the engine is
running
Fault in engine or transmission
electronics 3 136, 3 140. The
electronics switch to an emergency
running programme. Fuel
consumption may be increased and
the vehicle handling may be impaired.
If the fault persists after restarting the
vehicle, consult a workshop.
Illuminates together with InSP4
in the service display
Seek the assistance of a workshop for
draining the diesel fuel filter 3 106.
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Instruments and controls
Flashes with switched on
ignition
Fault in the immobiliser system. The
engine cannot be started 3 30.
Switch off the ignition and repeat the
start attempt.
If the control indicator continues
flashing, attempt to start the engine
using the spare key and seek the
assistance of a workshop.
Brake and clutch system
R illuminates or flashes red.
Illuminated
Illuminates after the ignition is
switched on if the parking brake is
applied 3 143.
Illuminates when the parking brake is
released if the brake and clutch fluid
level is too low 3 159.
9 Warning
Stop. Do not continue your
journey. Consult a workshop.
Flashes
On vehicle with automated manual
transmission, flashes for a few
seconds when the ignition is switched
off if the parking brake is not applied.
On vehicles with automated manual
transmission, flashes when the
driver's door is opened if no gear is
engaged and the parking brake is not
applied.
Antilock brake system
(ABS)
u illuminates red.
Illuminates for a few seconds after the
ignition is turned on. The system is
ready for operation when the control
indicator goes out.
If the control indicator does not go out
after a few seconds, or if it illuminates
while driving, there is a fault in the
ABS. The brake system remains
operational but without ABS
regulation.
Antilock Brake System 3 142.
Sport mode
1 illuminates yellow.
The symbol is illuminated when Sport
mode is on 3 135, 3 139.
Winter mode
T illuminates yellow.
The symbol is illuminated when
Winter mode is on 3 135, 3 139.
Ultrasonic parking assist
r illuminates or flashes yellow.
Illuminates
Fault in system. Have the cause of the
fault remedied by a workshop.
Flashes
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.
Instruments and controls
Ultrasonic parking sensors 3 146.
Electronic Stability
Program
v flashes or illuminates yellow.
Illuminates for a few seconds when
the ignition is switched on.
Engine coolant
temperature
W illuminates red.
Illuminates when the engine is
running
Stop, switch off engine.
Caution
Flashes whilst driving
The system is actively engaged.
Engine output may be reduced and
the vehicle may be braked
automatically to a small degree
3 143.
Illuminates whilst driving
The system is switched off or a fault
is present. Continued driving is
possible. Driving stability, however,
may deteriorate depending on road
surface conditions.
Have the cause of the fault remedied
by a workshop.
ESP®Plus 3 143.
Coolant temperature too high.
Check coolant level immediately
3 158.
If there is sufficient coolant, consult
a workshop.
Preheating and diesel
particle filter
! illuminates or flashes yellow.
Illuminates
Preheating activated. Only activates
when outside temperature is low.
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Flashes
in vehicles fitted with a diesel particle
filter.
Control indicator ! flashes if the filter
requires cleaning and previous
driving conditions did not permit
automatic cleaning. Continue driving
and if possible do not allow engine
speed to drop below 2000 rpm.
The control indicator ! goes off as
soon as the self-cleaning operation is
complete.
Diesel particle filter 3 131.
Deflation detection system
and tyre pressure
monitoring system
w illuminates or flashes red or yellow.
Control indicator illuminates red
Tyre pressure loss. Stop immediately
and check tyre pressure. A maximum
speed of 50 mph is permitted for runflat tyres 3 183.
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Instruments and controls
Control indicator illuminates
yellow
Fault in system or tyre without
pressure sensor mounted (e.g. spare
wheel). Consult a workshop.
Flashes
Flashes three times to indicate
system initialisation.
Deflation detection system 3 186,
tyre pressure monitoring system
3 185.
Interactive driving system,
continuous damping
control, sport mode
IDS+ illuminates yellow.
Illuminates when the ignition is
switched on and goes out shortly after
the engine starts. Illumination whilst
driving indicates a fault in the system.
Have the cause of the fault remedied
by a workshop.
IDSPlus 3 144, CDC 3 145, Sport
mode 3 144.
Engine oil pressure
I illuminates red.
Illuminates when the ignition is
switched on and goes out shortly after
the engine starts.
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.
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 3 157.
Low engine oil level
S illuminates yellow.
Engine oil level is checked
automatically.
Illuminates when the engine is
running
Low engine oil level. Check engine oil
level and top up as necessary
3 157.
Low fuel
Y illuminates or flashes yellow.
Instruments and controls
Illuminates
Level in fuel tank too low.
Flashes
Fuel used up. Refuel immediately.
Never run the tank dry.
Catalytic converter 3 132.
Bleeding the diesel fuel system
3 161.
Open&Start system
0 illuminates or flashes yellow.
Flashes
The electronic key is no more within
the reception range of the vehicle
interior. The engine cannot be
started. Hold the Start/Stop button
depressed a bit longer to switch off
the ignition.
or
Failure of the electronic key.
Operation is yet only possible via
emergency operation.
Illuminates
Fault in system. Try to operate with
the spare key, the remote control or
through emergency operation. Hold
the Start/Stop button depressed a bit
longer to switch off the ignition. Seek
the assistance of a workshop.
or
The steering wheel lock is still
engaged. Move the steering wheel
slightly and press the Start/Stop
button.
Open&Start System 3 21.
Apply footbrake
j illuminates yellow.
The engine with manual transmission
automated can only be started if the
foot brake is depressed. If the foot
brake is not depressed, the control
indicator illuminates 3 138.
Exterior light
8 illuminates green.
Illuminates when the exterior lights
are on 3 113.
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High beam
C illuminates blue.
Illuminates when high beam is on and
during headlamp flash 3 114.
Adaptive forward lighting
B illuminates or flashes yellow.
Illuminates
Fault in system.
If the swivelling device for curve
lighting fails, the corresponding low
beam lamp is deactivated and the fog
lamp is switched on.
Seek the assistance of a workshop.
Flashes
Fault in system. Consult a workshop
immediately.
Control indicator B flashes for
approx. 4 seconds after the ignition is
switched on as a reminder that the
system has been switched 3 114.
Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL)
3 115.
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Instruments and controls
Fog light
> illuminates green.
Illuminates when the front fog lights
are on 3 116.
Information displays
Board-Info-Display
Triple-Info-Display
Rear fog light
r illuminates yellow.
Illuminates when the rear fog light is
on 3 116.
Cruise control
m illuminates green.
Illuminates when the system is on
3 145.
Door open
Q illuminates red.
Illuminates when a door or the tailgate
is open.
Displays time, outside temperature
and date or Infotainment system
when it is on.
When the ignition is off, time, date and
outside temperature can be displayed
by briefly pressing one of the two
buttons below the display.
Displays time, outside temperature
and date or Infotainment system
information.
Selecting functions
Functions and settings of the
Infotainment system can be accessed
via the board information display.
This is done using the menus and
buttons of the Infotainment system.
If nothing is operated within
5 seconds, the menus are
automatically exited.
Instruments and controls
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.
Press the adjuster wheel to open the
BC menu. In the BC menu press to
operate the stop watch or restart
measurement and calculation.
Turn the adjuster wheel to call up the
required function.
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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.
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Instruments and controls
Automatic time synchronisation
Setting date and time
Language selection
The RDS signal of most VHF
transmitters automatically sets the
time. This can be identified by } in the
display.
Some transmitters do not send
a correct time signal. In such cases,
we recommend to switch off
automatic time synchronisation.
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 display language for some
functions can be selected.
Select the required language with the
arrow buttons.
Ignition logic
See Infotainment system manual.
Instruments and controls
Setting units of measure
Graphic-Info-Display,
Colour-Info-Display
Selecting functions
Functions and settings of the
Infotainment system and electronic
climate control system are accessed
via the display.
Selections are made via the menus
and buttons, the multifunction control
of the Infotainment system or the left
adjuster wheel of the steering wheel.
Selecting with the Infotainment
system buttons
Select the required unit of
measurement with the arrow buttons.
Displays time, outside temperature,
date or Infotainment system (when it
is on) and electronic climate control
system.
The Color-Info-Display displays the
information in colour.
The type of information and how it is
displayed depend on the equipment
of the vehicle and the settings made.
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102
Instruments and controls
Select menu items via the menus and
using the Infotainment system
buttons. The OK button is used to
select the highlighted item or confirm
a command.
To exit a menu, press the right or left
arrow button until Return or Main
appear and select.
Selecting with the multifunction
control
Turn the multifunction control to
highlight menu items or commands
and to select function areas.
Press the multifunction control to
select the highlighted item or confirm
a command.
To exit a menu, turn the multifunction
control until Return or Main appear
and select.
Function areas
Selecting with the left adjuster wheel
on the steering wheel
Turn to select a menu item.
Press the adjuster wheel to select the
highlighted item or confirm
a command.
For each function area there is a main
page (Main), which is selected at the
top edge of the display (not with
Infotainment system CD 30 or the
Mobile Phone Portal):
■ Audio,
■ Navigation,
■ Telephone,
■ Trip computer.
Instruments and controls
System settings
Setting date and time
103
Some transmitters do not send
a correct time signal. In such cases,
we recommend to switch off
automatic time synchronisation.
The function is activated by ticking the
field in front of Synchron. clock
automatical. in the Time, Date menu.
Language selection
Press the Main button of the
Infotainment system.
Press the Settings button on the
Infotainment system. For
Infotainment system CD 30, no menu
may be selected.
Select menu item Time, Date from the
Settings menu.
Select the required menu items and
make settings.
Changing the time setting will also
change the time setting of the
navigation system.
Automatic time synchronisation
The RDS signal of most VHF
transmitters automatically sets the
time.
The display language for some
functions can be selected.
Select menu item Language from the
Settings menu.
Select the desired language.
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Instruments and controls
Setting units of measure
Selection is 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 manual.
Select menu item Units from the
Settings menu.
Select the desired unit.
Selections are indicated by a o in
front of the menu item.
Adjusting contrast
(Graphic-Info-Display)
Select menu item Contrast from the
Settings menu.
Confirm the required setting.
Setting display mode
Display brightness is dependent of
vehicle lighting. Additional settings
can be made as follows:
Select menu item Day/Night from the
Settings menu.
Automatic: The colours are adapted
to the exterior lights.
Instruments and controls
Always day design: black or coloured
text on light background.
Always night design: white or
coloured text on dark background.
Selection is indicated by a o in front
of the menu item.
Ignition logic
See Infotainment system manual.
Vehicle messages
Messages are given via the
instrument panel display or as
warning and signal buzzers. Check
control messages appear on the
Info-Display. Some appear in an
abbreviated form. Confirm warning
messages with the multifunction knob
3 98, 3 101.
Warning chimes
When starting the engine or
whilst driving
■ If the electronic key is not present
or is not recognised.
■ If seat belt is not fastened.
■ If a door or the tailgate is not fully
closed when starting off.
■ If a certain speed is exceeded with
the parking brake applied.
■ If the speed programmed at the
factory is exceeded.
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■ If the vehicle has automated
manual transmission and the
driver's door is opened when the
engine is running, a gear is
engaged and the foot brake is not
depressed.
When the vehicle is parked and
the driver's door is opened
■ When the key is in the ignition
switch.
■ With exterior lights on.
■ With Open&Start system and
automatic transmission, if the
selector lever is not in P.
■ For automated manual
transmission, if the parking brake is
not applied and no gear is engaged
when the engine is switched off.
When operating the retractable
hardtop
■ Indicator buzzer upon completed
opening or closing of the
convertible hardtop.
■ Indicator buzzer upon completed
raising or lowering of the electric
load compartment loading aid.
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Instruments and controls
■ Gong tone if the tailgate is not
closed during roof operation.
■ Gong tone if the tailgate is not fully
open during operation of the load
compartment loading aid.
■ Gong tone during roof operation if
vehicle speed exceeds 20 mph.
■ Gong tone when vehicle speed
exceeds 20 mph if the roof is not
fully open or closed.
■ Three gong tones during roof or
loading aid operation if the load
compartment blind is not attached.
■ Three gong tones during roof
operation if outside temperature is
below -20 °C, vehicle battery
voltage is too low or the system is
overloaded.
■ Continuous warning buzzer during
roof operation if the anti-roll bars
have been triggered.
■ Continuous warning buzzer starting
one minute before the end of the
9-minute standby time with the roof
in an intermediate position or the
loading aid in a raised position.
■ Persistent warning buzzer when
closing the tailgate, if the lowering
process of the electric load aid is
not complete or has been
interrupted.
Engine cooling level
Battery voltage
Low battery voltage in radio remote
control or electronic key. On vehicles
without check control, the message
InSP3 appears in the instrument
panel display. Replace the battery
3 20, 3 21.
Brake light switch
Brake light does not come on during
braking. Have the cause of the fault
remedied immediately by
a workshop.
Low fluid level in engine cooling
system. Check coolant immediately
3 158.
Drain diesel fuel filter
If there is water in the diesel fuel filter,
the message InSP4 appears in the
instrument panel. Consult
a workshop.
Instruments and controls
Lighting
Anti-theft alarm system
Important exterior lights, including
cables and fuses, are monitored. In
trailer mode, trailer lighting is also
monitored. Trailers with LED lighting
must have an adapter that enables
light monitoring as with conventional
bulbs.
System fault in anti-theft alarm
system. Have the cause of the fault
remedied by a workshop.
The failed lighting will be indicated in
the information display or the
message InSP2 will appear in the
instrument panel display.
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Tyre pressure
On vehicles with tyre pressure
monitoring system, if there is low tyre
pressure, information which tyre to
check appears on the display.
Reduce speed and check tyre
pressure at the next opportunity. Tyre
pressure monitoring system 3 185.
Check tyre pressure 3 184, 3 226.
If there is a considerable loss of
pressure, a corresponding message
appears indicating the tyre.
Steer out of flow of traffic as quickly
as possible without endangering
other vehicles. Stop and check the
tyres. Mount the spare wheel 3 190.
If run-flat tyres are fitted, maximum
speed is 50 mph. Information 3 183.
Tyre pressure monitoring system
3 185.
Washer fluid level
Low washer fluid level. Top up
washer fluid 3 159.
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Instruments and controls
Trip computer
Instantaneous consumption
Trip computer in BoardInfo-Display
Access the data by pressing the BC
button on the Infotainment system or
the left adjuster wheel on the steering
wheel.
Some information appears in the
display in an abbreviated form.
Once an audio function has been
selected, the lower row of the trip
computer function is displayed
furthermore.
Average speed
Displays average speed. The
measurement can be reset at any
time.
Stoppages in the journey with the
ignition off are not included in the
calculations.
Distance
Displays distance travelled. The
measurement can be reset at any
time.
Displays the instantaneous
consumption. At low speeds,
consumption per hour is displayed.
Average consumption
Displays average consumption. The
measurement can be reset at any
time.
Absolute consumption
Displays fuel consumed. The
measurement can be reset at any
time.
Range
Instruments and controls
Range is calculated from current fuel
tank content and current
consumption. The display shows
average values.
After refuelling, the range updates
automatically after a brief delay.
When the fuel level in the tank is low,
the message Range appears in the
display.
When the fuel tank is nearly empty,
the message Refuel! appears in the
display.
Stop watch
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Select the function. Press the OK
button or the left adjuster wheel on the
steering wheel to start or stop the stop
watch.
Trip computer in GraphicInfo-Display or ColourInfo-Display
Restart trip computer
The main page of the trip computer
provides information on range,
current consumption and average
consumption of BC 1.
To display other trip computer data,
press the BC button on the
infotainment system, select the trip
computer menu from the display or
press the left adjuster wheel on the
steering wheel.
Select BC 1 or BC 2 from the trip
computer menu.
The measurement or calculation of
the following trip computer
information can be restarted:
■ Average consumption,
■ Absolute consumption,
■ Average speed,
■ Distance,
■ Stop watch.
Select the desired trip computer
information 3 98. To restart, press the
OK button or the left adjuster wheel
on the steering wheel for approx.
2 seconds.
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Instruments and controls
Range
Range is calculated from current fuel
tank content and current
consumption. The display shows
average values.
After refuelling, the range is updated
automatically after a brief delay.
When the fuel level in the tank is low,
the message Range appears in the
display.
When the fuel tank is nearly empty,
the message Please refuel! appears
in the display.
The navigation system will support
you in finding the nearest filling
station. See Infotainment manual for
further information.
Instantaneous consumption
Display of the instantaneous
consumption. At low speeds,
consumption per hour is displayed.
Distance
Displays distance travelled. The
measurement can be reset at any
time.
Average speed
Displays average speed. The
measurement can be reset at any
time.
Stoppages in the journey with the
ignition off are not included in the
calculations.
Instruments and controls
Absolute consumption
Displays fuel consumed. The
measurement can be reset at any
time.
Average consumption
Displays average consumption. The
measurement can be reset at any
time.
Restart trip computer
The measurement or calculation of
the following trip computer
information can be restarted:
■ Distance,
■ Average speed,
■ Absolute consumption,
■ Average consumption.
Select BC 1 or BC 2 from the Board
computer menu.
The information of the two trip
computers can be reset separately,
making it possible to evaluate data
from different time periods.
Select the required trip computer
information and confirm.
To reset all information of a trip
computer, select menu item All
values.
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112
Instruments and controls
Stop watch
Driving Time incl. Stops
The time the vehicle is in motion is
recorded. The time the vehicle is
stationary with the ignition switched
on is included.
Travel Time
Measurement of the time from
manual activation via Start to manual
deactivation via Reset.
Tyre pressures
Select menu item Timer from the
Board Computer menu.
To start, select menu item Start. To
stop, select menu item Stop.
To reset, select menu item Reset.
The relevant stop watch display can
be selected in the Options menu:
Driving Time excl. Stops
The time the vehicle is in motion is
recorded. Stationary time is not
included.
Select menu Tyres from the Board
Computer menu.
The current pressure of each tyre is
displayed.
Further information 3 185.
Lighting
Lighting
Exterior lighting
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Automatic light control
Light switch
Exterior lighting .......................... 113
Interior lighting ........................... 117
Lighting features ........................ 118
Turn light switch:
7 = Off
8 = Sidelights
9 = Headlights
Control indicator 8 3 97.
If the ignition is switched off with the
headlights on, only the sidelights
remain illuminated.
Light switch set to AUTO: When the
engine is running, headlights are
switched on when external light
conditions are poor.
For reasons of safety, the light switch
should always remain in the AUTO
position.
Move light switch to 9 if visibility is
poor because of fog or mist.
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Lighting
High beam
Headlight range
adjustment
Manual headlight range
adjustment
To switch from low to high beam,
push lever.
To switch to low beam, push lever
again or pull.
Headlight flash
To activate the headlight flash, pull
lever.
2 = all seats occupied and load
compartment laden
3 = driver's seat occupied and load
compartment laden
Vehicles with automatic level control
system
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
Automatic headlight range
adjustment
Headlight range is automatically
adjusted based on vehicle load.
To adapt headlight range to the
vehicle load to prevent dazzling:
Press knob to disengage and turn to
required position.
Vehicles without automatic level
control system
0 = front seats occupied
1 = all seats occupied
Headlights when driving
abroad
The asymmetrical headlight beam
extends visibility at the edge of the
road on the passenger side.
Lighting
However, when driving in countries
where traffic drives on the opposite
side of the road, adjust the headlights
to prevent dazzling of oncoming
traffic.
Vehicles with halogen headlight
system
Have the headlights adjusted by
a workshop.
Vehicles with adaptive forward
lighting
Adapting the aim of the headlight
beam:
1. Pull lever and hold.
2. Switch on ignition.
3. An acoustic signal sounds after
approx. 3 seconds.
Control indicator B 3 97.
On vehicle without automatic light
control, 9 must be switched on when
it gets dark for illumination of the
instrument panel.
The daytime running lights switch off
when the ignition is switched off.
Adaptive forward lighting
Adaptive forward lighting with BiXenon headlights improves lighting in
curves and increases headlight
range.
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The light beam pivots based on
steering wheel position and speed.
Motorway lighting
At higher speeds and continuous
straight ahead travel, the beam
automatically raises slightly, thereby
increasing headlight range.
Control indicator B 3 97.
Hazard warning flashers
Curve lighting
Daytime running lights
With the ignition on and the light
switch set to 7 or AUTO, the sidelights
are switched on. When the engine is
running, headlights illuminate.
Operated with the ¨ button.
The hazard warning flashers activate
automatically if the airbags deploy.
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Lighting
Turn and lane-change
signals
Move the lever to the resistance point
and hold for longer indication.
Switch the turn signal off manually by
moving the lever slightly.
Front fog lights
Rear fog lights
The rear fog light can only be
switched on when both the ignition
and headlights or sidelights (with front
fog lights) are on.
Operated with the r button.
The vehicle rear fog light is
deactivated when towing.
Parking lights
Lever up
= right turn signal
Lever down = left turn signal
The lever always springs back to its
original position.
If the lever is moved past the
resistance point, the turn signal is
switched on constantly. When the
steering wheel moves back, the turn
signal is automatically deactivated.
For three flashes, e.g. when changing
lanes, press the lever until resistance
is felt and then release.
The front fog lights can only be
switched on when both the ignition
and headlights or sidelights are on.
Operated with the > button.
Lighting
When parked, the parking light on one
side can be activated:
1. Set light switch to 7 or AUTO.
2. Ignition off.
3. Move turn signal lever all the way
up (right parking light) or down
(left parking light).
Confirmed by a signal and the
corresponding turn signal control
indicator.
To switch it off, switch on the ignition
or move the turn signal lever in the
opposite direction.
Interior lighting
Instrument panel
illumination control
Interior lights
During entry and exit of the vehicle,
the front and centre courtesy lights
automatically come on and then
switch off after a delay.
Front courtesy light
Reversing lights
The reversing lights come on when
the ignition is on and reverse gear is
selected.
Misted light covers
The inside of the light covers 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.
Brightness can be adjusted when the
exterior lights are on: Press knob k to
disengage and then turn it and hold
until the desired brightness is
obtained.
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Operated with the c button.
118
Lighting
Courtesy lights and rear reading
lights
Reading lights
Lighting features
Centre console lighting
Spotlight in interior mirror housing.
Daylight-dependent, automatically
regulated centre console lighting.
Entry lighting
Operated with switch.
I
= on
0
= off
centre = automatic
Operated with a buttons or switch.
I
= on
0
= off
centre = automatic
Sunvisor lights
The lighting switches on when the
cover is opened.
After unlocking the vehicle, the
instrument panel lighting and the
number plate lights come on for a few
seconds.
Starting off 3 16.
Lighting
Exit lighting
The lighting is switched off
immediately if the turn signal lever is
pulled while the driver's door is open.
Battery discharge
protection
To prevent the battery from becoming
discharged, all the interior lighting is
switched off automatically after
10 minutes, when the ignition is
switched off.
Headlights and reversing lights come
on for approx. 30 seconds after the
system is activated and the driver's
door is closed.
Activating
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.
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120
Climate control
Climate control
Climate control systems ............. 120
Air vents ..................................... 126
Maintenance .............................. 127
Climate control systems
Heating and ventilation
system
l = to windscreen and front door
windows
J = to windscreen, front door
windows and foot well
K = to foot well
Intermediate settings are possible.
Temperature
red = warm
blue = cold
Heating will not be fully effective until
engine has reached normal operating
temperature.
Fan speed
Controls for:
■ Air distribution
■ Temperature
■ Fan speed
Heated rear window Ü 3 36.
Air distribution
L = to head area and foot well
M = to head area
Adjust the air flow by switching the fan
to the desired speed.
Demisting and defrosting the
windows
■ Set air distribution control to l.
■ Set temperature control to warmest
level.
■ Set fan speed to highest level.
■ Switch on heated rear window Ü.
Climate control
■ Open side air vents as required and
direct them towards door windows.
■ For simultaneous warming of the
foot well, set air distribution control
to J.
Air conditioning system
Cooling n
Operated with the n button and is
functional only when the engine and
fan are running.
The air conditioning system cools and
dehumidifies (dries) as soon as the
outside temperature is slightly above
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.
Air recirculation system 4
Operated with the 4 button.
9 Warning
In addition to the heating and
ventilation system, the air
conditioning system has:
n = Cooling
4 = Air recirculation
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.
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Air distribution to l: Air recirculation
is deactivated.
Maximum cooling
Briefly open the windows so that hot
air can disperse quickly.
■ Cooling n on.
■ Air circulation system 4 on,
■ Set air distribution control to M.
■ Set temperature control to coldest
level.
■ Set fan speed to highest level.
■ Open all vents.
Demisting and defrosting the
windows
■ Cooling n on.
■ Set air distribution control to l.
■ Set temperature control to warmest
level.
■ Set fan speed to highest level.
■ Switch on heated rear window Ü.
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Climate control
■ Open side air vents as required and
direct them towards door windows.
■ For simultaneous warming of the
foot well, set air distribution control
to J.
Automatic climate control
system
n = Cooling
4 = Air recirculation
V = Demisting and defrosting
Heated rear window Ü 3 36.
The preselected temperature is
automatically regulated. In the
automatic mode the fan speed
automatically regulates the air flow.
Automatic mode
Basic setting for maximum comfort:
■ Set fan control to A.
■ Set the air distribution control to the
desired setting.
■ Preset temperature to the desired
level.
■ Cooling n on.
■ Open all of the air vents.
Controls for:
■ Air distribution
■ Temperature
■ Fan speed
Air distribution
L = to head area and foot well
M = to head area
l = to windscreen and front door
windows
J = to windscreen, front door
windows and foot well
K = to foot well
Intermediate settings are possible.
Temperature preselection
Set the temperature control to the
required position. Intermediate
settings are possible.
For reasons of comfort, change
temperature only in small increments.
At the end positions, there is no
temperature regulation. The air
conditioning system works with
maximum cooling or heating.
Heating will not be fully effective until
engine has reached normal operating
temperature.
Fan speed
In the automatic mode A the fan
speed automatically regulates the air
flow. If required the air flow can be
manually adjusted.
Cooling n
Operated with the n button and is
functional only when the engine and
fan are running.
Climate control
The air conditioning system cools and
dehumidifies (dries) when outside
temperature is above a specific level.
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.
Air recirculation system 4
The air recirculation mode is operated
with the 4 button.
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.
Maximum cooling
Briefly open the windows so that the
heated air can disappear quickly.
■ Cooling n on.
■ Set air distribution control to M.
■ Set temperature control to required
temperature value.
■ Set fan control to A.
■ Open all vents.
The automatic climate control
automatically cools to the specified
value with the maximum cooling
power.
With the temperature control turned
to its minimum setting, the system
continually runs at maximum cooling.
The system is automatically set to air
recirculation when the air conditioning
is on.
Demisting and defrosting the
windows
■ Cooling n on.
■ Press button V: in position A, fan
automatically switches to maximum
speed, the air distribution is
directed towards the windscreen.
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■ Set temperature control to warmest
level.
■ Switch on heated rear window Ü.
Electronic climate control
system
Controls for:
■ Temperature
■ Air distribution and menu selection
■ Fan speed
AUTO = Automatic mode
= air recirculation
4
= demisting and defrosting
V
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Climate control
Heated rear window Ü 3 36.
The preselected temperature is
automatically regulated. In the
automatic mode the fan speed and air
distribution automatically regulate the
air flow.
The system can be manually adapted
by use of air distribution and air flow
controls.
The electronic climate control system
is only fully operational when the
engine is running.
Do not cover the sensor on the
instrument panel for correct
operation.
Automatic mode
Basic setting for maximum comfort:
■ Press AUTO button.
■ Open all air vents.
■ Air conditioning on.
■ Set desired temperature.
Temperature preselection
Data is shown on the Info-Display.
Setting modifications are briefly
shown in the Info-Display,
superimposing over the currently
displayed menu.
Temperatures can be set to the
desired value.
For reasons of comfort, change
temperature only in small increments.
If the minimum temperature is set,
Lo appears in the display and the
electronic climate control system runs
at maximum cooling.
If the maximum temperature is set,
Hi appears in the display and the
electronic climate control system runs
at maximum heating.
Fan speed
The selected fan speed is indicated
with x and a number in the display.
If the fan is switched off the air
conditioning is also deactivated.
To return to automatic mode: Press
AUTO button.
Demisting and defrosting the
windows
Press the V button. V appears in
the display.
Temperature and air distribution are
set automatically and the fan runs at
a high speed.
To return to automatic mode: press
button V or AUTO.
Switch on heated rear window Ü.
Manual settings in climate menu
Climate control system settings can
be changed via the centre control, the
buttons and the menus shown on the
display.
To view the menu, press the centre
control. The Climate menu appears in
the display.
Climate control
Individual menu items are marked by
turning the centre control and
selected by pressing it.
To exit a menu, turn the centre control
until Return or Main appear and
select.
Cooling
The Air distribut. menu can also be
called up via the Climate menu.
Return to automatic air distribution:
Deactivate corresponding setting or
press button AUTO.
Fan regulation in automatic
mode
Fan regulation in automatic mode can
be adapted.
Select menu item Automatic blower
from the Climate menu and select the
desired fan regulation.
Air distribution
Turn the centre control. The Air
distribut. menu is activated, showing
the possible air distribution settings:
Top
= to windscreen and front
door windows.
Centre = to vehicle occupants.
Bottom = to foot well.
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Manual air recirculation mode
The manual air recirculation mode is
operated with the 4 button.
9 Warning
In the Climate menu, select menu
item AC and activate or deactivate
cooling.
The air conditioning system cools and
dehumidifies (dries) when outside
temperature is above a specific level.
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, Eco appears in the display.
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.
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Climate control
Air conditioning with the engine
not running
When ignition is off, the residual heat
or cooling in the system can be used
for climate control in passenger
compartment.
Press the AUTO button with the
ignition off. Residual air conditioning
on will appear briefly in the display.
Residual climate control can only
operate for a limited period of time. To
cancel, press the AUTO button.
Air vents
Adjustable air vents
At least one air vent must be open
while cooling is on in order to prevent
the evaporator from icing up due to
lack of air movement.
Direct the flow of air by tilting and
swivelling the slats.
To close the vent, turn the adjuster
wheel to 7.
Auxiliary heater
Air heater
Quickheat is an electric auxiliary air
heater which warms up the
passenger compartment more
quickly.
Coolant heater
Diesel-engined vehicles have a fuelpowered auxiliary heater.
9 Warning
To open vent, turn the adjuster wheel
to B.
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 and door
windows and in the foot wells.
Climate control
Maintenance
Air intake
Air conditioning regular
operation
In order to ensure continuously
efficient performance, cooling must
be operated for a few minutes once
a month, irrespective of the weather
and time of year. Operation with
cooling is not possible when outside
temperature is too low.
Service
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
The pollen filter cleans dust, soot,
pollen and spores from the air
entering the vehicle through the air
intake.
For optimal cooling performance, it is
recommended to annually check the
climate control system, starting
three years after initial vehicle
registration, including:
■ Functionality and pressure test
■ Heating functionality
■ Leakage check
■ Check of drive belts
■ Cleaning of condenser and
evaporator drainage
■ Performance check
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Driving and operating
Driving and operating
Driving hints ............................... 128
Starting and operating ............... 128
Engine exhaust .......................... 131
Automatic transmission .............. 132
Manual transmission .................. 137
Manual transmission
automated .................................. 138
Brakes ........................................ 142
Ride control systems ................. 143
Cruise control ............................. 145
Object detection systems ........... 146
Fuel ............................................ 147
Towing ....................................... 150
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.
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.
Fuel and engine oil consumption may
be higher during the running-in
period.
Driving and operating
Ignition switch positions
Starting the engine
Starting engine with ignition
switch
0 = Ignition off
1 = Steering wheel lock released,
ignition off
2 = Ignition on, for diesel engine:
preheating
3 = Starting
Operate clutch and brake, automatic
transmission in P or N, do not
accelerate; for diesel engines, turn
the key to position 2 for preheating
until control indicator ! goes out;
turn key briefly to position 3 and
release key when engine is running.
Before restarting or to switch off the
engine, turn key back to position 0.
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Starting engine with the
Start/Stop button
The electronic key must be inside the
vehicle. Operate clutch and brake,
automatic transmission in P or N, do
not accelerate, for diesel engines,
press the button briefly to start
preheating, move the steering wheel
slightly to release the steering wheel
lock, wait until control indicator !
goes out and then press button for
1 second and release when the
engine is running.
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Driving and operating
To repeat the starting procedure or to
switch off the engine, press the button
again.
Starting the vehicle at low
temperatures
The start of the engine without
additional heaters is possible down to
-25 °С for diesel engines and -30 °C
for petrol engines. Required is an
engine oil with the correct viscosity,
the correct fuel, performed services
and a sufficiently charged battery.
With temperatures below -30 °C the
automatic transmission and the
manual transmission automated
need a warming phase of approx.
5 minutes. The selector lever must be
in position P respectively N.
Overrun cut-off
The fuel supply is automatically cut off
during overrun, i.e. when the vehicle
is driven with a gear engaged but
accelerator is released.
Parking
■ Do not park the vehicle on an easily
ignitable surface. The high
temperature of the exhaust system
could ignite the surface.
■ Always apply parking brake without
pressing release button. Apply as
firmly as possible on downhill or
uphill slopes. Depress the foot
brake at the same time to reduce
operating force.
■ Switch off the engine and ignition.
Turn the steering wheel until the
steering wheel lock engages.
■ If the vehicle is on a level surface or
uphill slope, engage first gear or set
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 set the
selector lever to P before switching
off the ignition. Turn the front
wheels towards the kerb.
■ Lock the vehicle and activate the
anti-theft locking system and the
anti-theft alarm system.
Driving and operating
Engine exhaust
9 Danger
consumption may be higher during
this period. The emission of smells
and smoke during this process is
normal.
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.
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. The filter
is cleaned by burning off the soot
particles at high temperature. This
process takes place automatically
under set driving conditions and may
take up to 25 minutes. Fuel
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Stopping the journey or switching off
the engine during cleaning is not
recommended.
Under certain driving conditions, e.g.
short distances, the system cannot
clean itself automatically.
If the filter requires cleaning and
previous driving conditions did not
enable automatic cleaning, control
indicator ! flashes. Continue driving,
keeping engine speed above 2000
revolutions per minute. Shift down if
necessary. Diesel particle filter
cleaning is then started.
Caution
If the cleaning process is
interrupted more than once, there
is a great risk of provoking severe
engine damage.
Cleaning takes place quickest at high
engine speeds and loads.
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Driving and operating
Caution
The 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.
Fuel grades other than those listed
on pages 3 147, 3 210 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.
Automatic transmission
The automatic transmission makes
automatic shifting possible
(automatic mode) and the version
with ActiveSelect also makes manual
shifting possible (manual mode).
Transmission display
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.
The mode or selected gear is shown
in the transmission display.
Driving and operating
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Selector lever
P = park position, Front wheels
locked, engage only when the
vehicle is stationary and the
parking brake is applied
R = reverse gear, engage only
when vehicle is stationary
N = neutral
D = automatic mode with all gears
The selector lever can only be moved
out of P or N when the ignition is on
and the foot brake is depressed
(selector lever lock).
When the selector lever is in N, the
selector lever lock is activated after
a delay and only if the vehicle is
stationary.
When the selector lever is in the P or
N position, control indicator j in the
gear indicator strip illuminates red
when the selector lever is locked. If
the selector lever is not in the P
position when the ignition is switched
off, control indicator j and P in the
gear indicator strip flash.
To engage P or R, push button on
selector lever.
When position N is selected, press
foot brake or engage parking brake
before starting.
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Driving and operating
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
brake is released.
Rocking the vehicle
Gears 3, 2, 1
Parking
3, 2, 1 = Transmission does not
shift above the selected
gear.
Press button on selector lever to
engage 3 or 1.
Only select 3, 2 or 1 to prevent
automatic upshifting or as an aid in
engine braking.
Engine braking
To utilise the engine braking effect,
select a lower gear in good time when
driving downhill.
Rocking the vehicle is only
permissible if the vehicle is stuck in
sand, mud or snow. Move the selector
lever between D and R in a repeat
pattern. Do not race the engine and
avoid sudden acceleration.
Apply the parking brake and engage
P.
The ignition key can only be removed
when the selector lever is in position
P.
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.
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.
If engine speed is too low, the
transmission automatically shifts to
a lower gear above a specific vehicle
speed.
Driving and operating
No automatic shifting to a higher gear
takes place at a high engine speed.
For reasons of safety, kickdown is
also available in manual mode.
Winter programme T
Electronic driving
programmes
■ Following a cold start, the operating
temperature programme increases
engine speed to quickly bring the
catalytic converter to the required
temperature.
■ The automatic neutral shift function
automatically shifts to idling when
the vehicle is stopped with
a forward gear engaged.
■ The adaptive programme tailors
gearshifting to the driving
conditions, e.g. greater load or
gradients.
■ When Sport mode is engaged, the
vehicle shifts at higher engine
speeds (unless cruise control is
on). Sport mode 3 144.
Activate the Winter programme to
assist starting off on a slippery road
surface.
Activation on vehicles without manual
mode
Press the T button with P, R, N, D or
3 engaged. The vehicle starts off in
3rd gear.
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Activation on vehicles with manual
mode
In automatic mode, press the T
button. Depending on road
conditions, the vehicles starts off in
2nd or 3rd gear.
Deactivation
The Winter programme is switched off
by:
■ pressing the T button again
■ manually selecting 2 or 1
■ changing to manual mode
■ turning off the ignition
■ or if the transmission oil
temperature is too high
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Driving and operating
Kickdown
Version without manual mode
2nd gear is not available. Manual
shifting:
1
= 1st gear
2
= 3rd gear
3, D = 4th gear
Version with manual mode
Only the highest gear is available.
Depending on the fault, 2nd gear may
also be available in manual mode.
If the accelerator pedal is pressed
past the pressure point, the
transmission shifts to a lower gear
depending on engine speed.
Fault
In the event of a fault, A illuminates.
The transmission no longer shifts
automatically. Continued travel is
possible with manual shifting.
Have the cause of the fault remedied
by a workshop.
Interruption of power
supply
In the event of an interruption of
power supply, the selector lever
cannot be moved out of the P or N
position.
If the battery is discharged, start the
vehicle using jump leads 3 194.
If the battery is not the cause of the
fault, release selector lever:
1. Apply parking brake.
2. Release selector lever trim from
centre console at rear, fold
upwards and rotate to the left.
Driving and operating
Manual transmission
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Caution
It is inadvisable to drive with hand
resting on the selector lever.
3. Push the yellow catch forward
with a screwdriver and move the
selector lever out of P.
4. Mount selector lever trim on
centre console and refit.
Reselecting P causes locking again.
Have a workshop eliminate the cause
of the power loss.
To engage reverse, with the vehicle
stationary wait 3 seconds after
depressing the clutch pedal and then
pull up the button on the selector lever
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
Manual transmission
automated
The Easytronic transmission permits
manual (manual mode) or automatic
gear shifting (automatic mode), both
with automatic clutch control.
Transmission display
Shows the mode and current gear.
The display flashes for a few seconds
when A, M or R is selected with the
engine running and the foot brake not
activated.
If the Winter programme is activated,
T is illuminated.
Selector lever
Starting the engine
Depress the foot brake when starting
the engine. If the foot brake is not
depressed, j illuminates in the
instrument cluster, "N" flashes in the
transmission display and the engine
cannot be started.
Starting is not possible if all brake
lights fail.
When the foot brake is depressed, the
transmission automatically shifts to
N upon start. There may be a slight
delay.
Always move the selector lever in the
appropriate direction as far as it will
go. Upon release, it automatically
returns to the centre position.
N = Neutral.
A = Switch between automatic and
manual mode. The
transmission display shows A
or M.
R = Reverse gear. Engage only
when vehicle is stationary.
+ = Shift to a higher gear.
- = Shift to a lower gear.
Driving and operating
Starting off
Depress the foot brake and move the
selector lever to A, + or -. The
transmission is in automatic mode
and first gear is engaged. If R is
selected, reverse gear is engaged.
The vehicle starts to move when the
brake is released.
To start off without depressing the
foot brake, accelerate immediately
after engaging a gear.
If neither the accelerator nor the
brake pedal are depressed, no gear
is engaged and A or R flashes for
a brief time in the display.
Stopping the vehicle
In A, first gear is engaged and the
clutch is released when the vehicle is
stopped. In R, reverse gear remains
engaged.
Engine braking
Automatic mode
When driving downhill, the manual
transmission automated does not
shift into higher gears until a fairly
high engine speed has been reached.
It shifts down in good time when
braking.
Manual mode
To utilise the engine braking effect,
select a lower gear in good time when
driving downhill.
Rocking the vehicle
Rocking the vehicle is only
permissible if the vehicle is stuck in
sand, mud or snow. Move the selector
lever between R and A in a repeat
pattern. Do not race the engine and
avoid sudden acceleration.
Parking
Apply the parking brake. The most
recently engaged gear (see
transmission display) remains
engaged. With N, no gear is engaged.
When the ignition is switched off the
transmission no longer responds to
movement of the selector lever.
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Manual mode
If a higher gear is selected when the
engine speed is too low, or a lower
gear when the speed is too high, the
shift is not executed. This prevents
the engine from running at too low or
too high an engine speed.
If engine speed is too low, the
transmission automatically shifts to
a lower gear.
If engine speed is too high, the
transmission only switches to a higher
gear via kickdown.
When + or - is selected in automatic
mode, the transmission switches to
manual mode and shifts accordingly.
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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Driving and operating
■ The adaptive programme tailors
gearshifting to the driving
conditions, e.g. greater load or
gradients.
■ When Sport mode is engaged, shift
times are reduced and the
transmission shifts at higher engine
speeds (unless cruise control is
on). Sport mode 3 144.
Winter programme T
Activation
Press the T button. The transmission
switches to automatic mode. The
vehicle starts off in 2nd gear. Sport
mode is deactivated.
Deactivation
The Winter programme is switched off
by:
■ pressing the T button again
■ turning off the ignition,
■ switching to manual mode (when
switched back to automatic mode,
the Winter programme is again
active)
■ when clutch temperature is too high
Kickdown
If the accelerator pedal is pressed
past the pressure point, the
transmission shifts to a lower gear
depending on engine speed.
During kickdown no manual gear
shifting is possible.
Fault
Activate the Winter programme if you
have problems starting off on
a slippery road surface.
To prevent damage to the manual
transmission automated, the clutch is
engaged automatically at high clutch
temperatures.
Driving and operating
A illuminates in the event of a fault.
Continued driving is possible. Manual
mode cannot be used for shifting.
If F appears in the transmission
display, continued driving is not
possible.
Have the cause of the fault remedied
by a workshop.
Interruption of power
supply
The clutch is not disengaged if there
is an interruption of the power supply
when a gear is engaged. The vehicle
cannot move.
If the battery is discharged, start the
vehicle using jump leads 3 194.
If the cause of the fault is not
a discharged battery, seek the
assistance of a workshop.
If the vehicle must be moved out of
the flow of traffic, disengage the
clutch as follows (for vehicles with 5speed manual transmission
automated only):
1. Apply parking brake and switch off
ignition.
2. Open the bonnet 3 156.
3. Clean the transmission around
the cap so that no dirt can get into
the opening when the cap is
removed.
4. Rotate cap to slacken and remove
by lifting upwards.
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5. Using a flat-head screwdriver,
turn the adjusting screw under the
cap clockwise until clear
resistance can be felt. The clutch
has now been disengaged.
6. Refit cleaned cap. The cap must
be in full contact with the housing.
On vehicles with 6-speed manual
transmission automated, the clutch
cannot be released; if the vehicle
must be moved, raise the vehicle at
the front to tow.
Caution
Do not turn beyond the resistance
since this could damage the
transmission.
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Driving and operating
Caution
Towing the vehicle and starting
the engine is not permitted when
the clutch has been disengaged in
this way, although the vehicle can
be moved a short distance.
Seek the immediate assistance of
a workshop.
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 you depress the
brake pedal 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 94.
Antilock brake system
Antilock brake system (ABS)
prevents the wheels from locking.
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 94.
Adaptive brake lamp
During full braking, all three brake
lamps flash for the duration of ABS
control.
Driving and operating
Fault
9 Warning
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.
Have the cause of the fault remedied
by a workshop.
Parking brake
Always apply parking brake firmly
without operating the release button,
and apply as firmly as possible on
a downhill or uphill slope.
To release the parking brake, pull the
lever up slightly, press the release
button and fully lower the lever.
To reduce the operating forces of the
parking brake, depress the foot brake
at the same time.
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Control indicator R 3 94.
Ride control systems
Brake assist
Electronic stability
program
If the brake pedal is depressed
quickly and forcefully, maximum
brake force is automatically applied
(full braking).
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 two seconds.
The brakes release automatically as
soon as the vehicle begins to
accelerate.
Electronic stability program
(ESP®Plus) 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.
ESP®Plus is operational as soon as
control indicator v extinguishes.
When ESP®Plus comes into action v
flashes.
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Driving and operating
9 Warning
Do not let this special safety
feature tempt you into taking risks
when driving.
Adapt speed to the road
conditions.
Control indicator v 3 95.
Deactivation
Hold the SPORT button depressed
for about 4 seconds. Control indicator
v illuminates. ESPoff also appears in
the service display.
9 Warning
Do not deactivate ESP®Plus if
a run-flat tyre has lost pressure.
ESP®Plus is reactivated by pressing
the SPORT button. ESPon appears in
the service display. ESP®Plus is also
reactivated the next time the ignition
is switched on.
Sport mode 3 144.
Sport mode
Suspension and steering become
more direct and provide better
contact with the road surface. The
engine reacts more quickly to
accelerator pedal movements.
Automatic gear changing is also more
responsive.
Control indicator IDS+ 3 96.
Activation
Interactive driving system
ESP®Plus can be deactivated when
Sport mode is engaged for highperformance driving:
Interactive driving system (IDSPlus)
combines the electronic stability
program (ESP®Plus) with the antilock
brake system (ABS) and continuous
damping control (CDC) to improve
driving dynamics and vehicle safety.
Press SPORT button.
Control indicator 1 3 94.
Driving and operating
Winter programme activation not
possible.
Deactivation
Briefly press the SPORT button.
Sport mode is deactivated the next
time the ignition is switched on or if
the Winter programme is activated.
Continuous damping
control
Continuous damping control (CDC)
changes suspension with damping
adaptation of each shock absorber to
the current driving situation and road
conditions.
When Sport mode is engaged, the
damping control is adapted to
a sportier driving style.
Control indicator IDS+ 3 96.
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 loading 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.
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Cruise control
The cruise control can store and
maintain speeds of approx.
20 to 120 mph. 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.
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 or
manual transmission automated, only
activate cruise control in automatic
mode.
Control indicator m 3 98.
Activation
Briefly press the m button: the current
speed is stored and maintained.
Vehicle speed can be increased by
depressing the accelerator pedal.
When the accelerator pedal is
released, the previously stored speed
is resumed.
The speed is saved until the ignition
is switched off.
To resume the saved speed, briefly
press the g button at a speed above
20 mph.
Increase speed
With cruise control active, hold down
button m or briefly press it repeatedly:
speed is increased continuously or in
small increments.
When button m is released the
current speed is stored and
maintained.
Reduce speed
With cruise control active, hold down
button g or briefly press it repeatedly:
speed is reduced continuously or in
small increments.
When button g is released the current
speed is stored and maintained.
Object detection
systems
Parking assist
Deactivation
Briefly press the § button: cruise
control is deactivated.
Automatic deactivation:
■ Vehicle speed below approx.
20 mph
■ The brake pedal is depressed
■ The clutch pedal is depressed
■ Selector lever in N.
The parking assist makes parking
easier by measuring the distance
between the vehicle and obstacles. It
is the driver, however, who bears full
responsibility for parking.
The system consists of four ultrasonic
parking sensors in each of the front
and rear bumpers.
Control indicator r 3 94.
Driving and operating
Note
Attached parts in the detection area
cause system malfunction.
Activation
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.
Deactivation
Deactivate the system by pressing
the r button.
The system deactivates automatically
when reverse gear is disengaged.
Towing equipment
When reverse gear is engaged, the
system switches itself on
automatically.
The system can also be activated at
low speed by pressing the r button.
An obstacle is indicated by buzzers.
The interval between the buzzers
becomes shorter as the vehicle gets
closer to the obstacle. When the
distance is less than 30 cm, the
buzzer is continuous.
The system automatically detects
factory-fitted towing equipment.
When towing, plugging the trailer
cable into the socket automatically
switches the parking assist off.
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Fuel
Fuel for petrol engines
Only use unleaded fuel that complies
with EN 228.
Usage of fuel with quality, not
complying to the Technical
Regulations can lead to engine
damage and loss of all warranty
obligations.
Equivalent standardised fuels with an
ethanol content of max. 10 % by
volume may be used. In this case only
use fuel that complies with
E DIN 51626-1.
Use fuel with the recommended
octane rating 3 210. Use of fuel with
too low an octane rating can reduce
engine power and torque and slightly
increases fuel consumption.
Caution
Use of fuel that does not comply to
EN 228 or similar can lead to
deposits or engine damage and
loss of warranty.
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Driving and operating
Caution
Use of fuel with too low an octane
rating could lead to uncontrolled
combustion and engine damage.
Fuel for diesel engines
Do not use marine diesel oils, heating
oils, Aquazole and similar dieselwater emulsions. Diesel fuels must
not be diluted with fuels for petrol
engines.
Refuelling
Only use diesel fuel that complies
with EN 590.
Usage of fuel with quality, not
complying to the Technical
Regulations can lead to engine
damage and loss of all warranty
obligations.
In countries outside the European
Union use Euro-Diesel fuel with
a sulfur concentration below 50 ppm.
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 an
authorized dealer.
Caution
In case of misfuelling, do not
switch on ignition.
Caution
Use of fuel that does not comply to
EN 590 or similar can lead to
engine powerloss, increased wear
or engine damage and loss of
warranty.
Follow the operating and safety
instructions of the filling station
when refuelling.
9 Danger
Before refuelling, switch off engine
and any external heaters with
combustion chambers (identified
by sticker on fuel filler flap). Switch
off any mobile phones.
Fuel filler flap is located at right rear
side of vehicle.
The fuel filler flap can only be opened
if the vehicle is unlocked.
Driving and operating
Fuel consumption - CO2Emissions
The fuel consumption is within
a range of 3.9 to 13.3 l/100 km.
The CO2 emission is within a range of
119 to 228 g/km.
General information
The fuel filler cap can be retained in
the bracket on the 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.
For the values specific for your
vehicle, refer to the EEC Certificate of
Conformity provided with your vehicle
or other national registration
documents.
The determination of fuel
consumption is regulated by directive
R (EC) No. 715/2007 (in the newest
version respectively).
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.
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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.
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Driving and operating
Towing
General information
Only use towing equipment that has
been approved for your vehicle.
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.
Do not mount towing equipment to
vehicles with Z 20 LEH engine.
Fitting of towing equipment could
cover the opening of the towing eye.
If this is the case use the coupling ball
bar for towing. Always keep the
coupling ball bar in the vehicle.
Installation dimensions of factoryfitted towing equipment 3 241.
Driving characteristics and
towing tips
Trailer towing
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
and trailers with a permitted gross
vehicle weight of more than 1300 kg
(Hatchback) / 1200 kg (Estate)
a speed of 50 mph must not be
exceeded; the use of a stabiliser is
recommended.
If the trailer starts snaking, drive more
slowly, do not attempt to correct the
steering and brake sharply if
necessary.
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 3 226.
The permissible trailer loads are
vehicle and engine-dependent
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.
The permissible trailer loads are
specified in the vehicle documents. In
general, they are valid for gradients
up to max. 12 %.
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).
Trailer loads
Driving and operating
The permissible gross train weight
must not be exceeded. This weight is
specified on the identification plate
3 206.
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 (75 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.
Rear axle load
When the trailer is coupled and the
towing vehicle fully loaded, the
permissible rear axle load (see
identification plate or vehicle
documents) may be exceeded by
65 kg and the permissible gross
vehicle weight by 45 kg for the
Hatchback. For the Estate, the
permissible rear axle load may be
exceeded by 60 kg and the
permissible gross vehicle weight by
30 kg. If the permissible rear axle load
is exceeded, a maximum speed of
60 mph applies.
Towing equipment
Caution
When operating without a trailer,
remove the coupling ball bar.
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Stowage of coupling ball bar
In Hatchbacks, the coupling ball bar
is in a pouch, fastened in the load
compartment cargo box with a strap.
In Estates, the coupling ball bar is
fastened with a strap in
a compartment in the spare wheel
well of the load compartment.
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Driving and operating
Fitting the coupling ball bar
Fold down the socket. Remove the
sealing plug from the hole for the
coupling ball bar and stow it in the
load compartment.
Checking the tensioning of the
coupling ball bar
■ Pull out rotary knob and turn
clockwise as far as it will go.
■ Red marking on rotary knob must
point towards white marking on
coupling ball bar.
■ The gap between the rotary knob
and the coupling ball bar must be
approx. 4 millimetres.
■ Key must be at position c (1).
Otherwise, the coupling ball bar must
be tensioned before being inserted:
■ Unlock coupling ball bar by turning
key to position c (1)
Inserting the coupling ball bar
Driving and operating
Insert the tensioned coupling ball bar
in the opening and push firmly
upwards until it audibly engages.
The rotary handle snaps back into its
original position resting against the
coupling ball bar without a gap.
9 Warning
Do not touch rotary handle during
insertion.
Eye for break-away stopping cable
Attach break-away stopping cable to
eye.
Check that the coupling ball bar is
correctly installed
■ Green marking on rotary knob must
point towards white marking on
coupling ball bar.
■ There must be no gap between the
rotary handle and the coupling ball
bar.
■ The coupling ball bar must be firmly
engaged in the opening.
■ The coupling ball bar must be
locked and the key removed.
9 Warning
Lock the coupling ball bar by turning
the key to position e (2). Remove the
key and close the protective flap.
Towing a trailer is permitted only
when a coupling ball bar is fitted
correctly. If the coupling ball bar
does not engage correctly, seek
the assistance of a workshop.
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Dismounting the coupling ball
bar
Open the protective flap and turn the
key to position c (1) to unlock the
coupling ball bar.
Pull out rotary handle and turn
clockwise as far as it will go. Pull out
coupling ball bar downwards.
Insert sealing plug in opening. Fold
away socket.
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Driving and operating
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.
Trailer stability assistant (TSA) is
a function of the Electronic Stability
Program (ESP®Plus) 3 143.
Vehicle care
Vehicle care
General Information ................... 155
Vehicle checks ........................... 156
Bulb replacement ....................... 162
Electrical system ........................ 175
Vehicle tools .............................. 182
Wheels and tyres ....................... 182
Jump starting ............................. 194
Towing ....................................... 195
Appearance care ....................... 197
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General Information
Vehicle storage
Accessories and vehicle
modifications
Storage for a long period of time
We recommend using 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).
Caution
When transporting the vehicle on
a train or on a recovery vehicle, the
mud flaps might be damaged.
The following must be done if the
vehicle should be stored for several
months:
■ Wash and wax the vehicle.
■ Have the wax in the engine
compartment and underbody
checked.
■ Clean and preserve rubber seals.
■ Fill up fuel tank completely.
■ Change engine oil.
■ Drain washer fluid reservoir.
■ Check coolant antifreeze.
■ Adjust tyre pressure to the value
specified for full load.
■ Park vehicle in dry, well ventilated
place. Engage first or reverse gear
or set selector lever to P. Prevent
the vehicle from rolling.
■ Do not apply parking brake.
■ Open bonnet, close all doors and
lock the vehicle.
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■ Disconnect the clamp from the
negative terminal of the vehicle
battery. Be aware that all systems
are non-operational, e.g. the antitheft alarm system.
Vehicle checks
Performing work
Putting back into operation
The following must be done if the
vehicle is 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.
End-of-life vehicle
recovery
Information about 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.
9 Danger
The ignition system and Xenon
headlights use extremely high
voltage. Do not touch.
The caps for topping up the engine oil,
the coolant, the washing fluid and the
oil dipstick handle are yellow for ease
of identification.
Bonnet
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.
Vehicle care
Pull the release lever and return it to
its original position.
Lift the safety catch upwards and
open the bonnet.
Air intake 3 127.
Secure the bonnet support.
Closing
Before closing the bonnet, press the
support into the holder.
Lower the bonnet and allow it to drop
into the catch. Check that the bonnet
is engaged.
Engine oil
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
3 202.
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
it out and read the engine oil level.
Insert the dipstick to the stop on the
handle and make half a turn.
Different dipsticks are used
depending on engine variant.
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We recommend the use of the same
grade of engine oil that was used at
last change.
The engine oil level must not exceed
the MAX mark on the dipstick.
Caution
Coolant level
Caution
Too low a coolant level can cause
engine damage.
Overfilled engine oil must be
drained or suctioned out.
When the engine oil level has
dropped to the MIN mark, top up
engine oil.
Capacities 3 225.
Fit the cap on straight and tighten it.
Engine coolant
The coolant provides freeze
protection down to approx. -28 °C.
Caution
Only use approved antifreeze.
When the cooling system is cold, the
coolant level should be just above the
KALT/COLD mark. Top up if the level
is low.
Vehicle care
9 Warning
Washer fluid
Brake fluid
9 Warning
Allow the engine to cool before
opening the cap. Carefully open
the cap, relieving the pressure
slowly.
Top up with antifreeze. If no
antifreeze is available, use clean tap
water or distilled water. Install the cap
tightly. Have the antifreeze
concentration checked and have the
cause of the coolant loss remedied by
a workshop.
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Brake fluid is poisonous and
corrosive. Avoid contact with eyes,
skin, fabrics and painted surfaces.
Fill with clean water mixed with
a suitable quantity of windscreen
washer fluid which contains
antifreeze.
Brakes
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.
The brake fluid level must be between
the MIN and the 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.
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Only use high-performance brake
fluid approved for the vehicle. Brake
and clutch fluid 3 159.
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
4 weeks can lead to battery
discharge. Disconnect the clamp from
the negative terminal of the vehicle
battery.
Ensure the ignition is switched off
before connecting or disconnecting
the vehicle battery.
The anti-theft alarm siren must be
deactivated as follows: Switch the
ignition on then off, disconnect the
vehicle's battery within 15 seconds.
Battery discharge protection 3 119.
Warning label
Meaning of symbols:
■ No sparks, naked flames or
smoking.
■ Always shield eyes. Explosive
gases can cause blindness or
injury.
■ Keep the battery out of reach of
children.
■ The battery contains sulfuric acid
which could cause blindness or
serious burn injuries.
■ See the Owner’s Manual for further
information.
■ Explosive gas may be present in
the vicinity of the battery.
Vehicle care
Diesel fuel system
bleeding
If the 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 crank the
engine for a maximum of
40 seconds. Repeat this process after
no less than 5 seconds. If the engine
fails to start, seek the assistance of
a workshop.
Wiper blade replacement
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Wiper blades on the windscreen
Service setting for front
windscreen wipers
Lift the wiper arm, tilt wiper blade at
a 90° to the wiper arm and remove to
the side.
Switch off the ignition but do not
remove ignition key or open driver's
door.
Within 4 seconds, push the wiper
lever down and release as soon as
the wipers are vertical.
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Wiper blade on the rear window
Bulb replacement
Switch off the ignition and switch 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.
To replace bulbs on the right side of
the engine compartment, detach the
air hose from the air filter. On the left
side, detach the plug to the fuse box.
Halogen headlights
Lift the wiper arm. Disengage the
wiper blade and remove.
Headlights have separate systems for
high beam 1 (inner bulbs) and low
beam 2 (outer bulbs).
The bulbs of the front outer lights are
replaced through openings in the
front wheel housing: turn wheels in
a way that allows access, release
catch and remove cover.
Low beam
1. Replace bulbs through the
opening in the wheel housing.
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5. Insert the bulb holder, engaging
the two lugs into the reflector and
rotate clockwise to secure.
6. Rotate bulb carrier to the right as
far as it will go.
7. Install protective cover.
8. Close the opening in the wheel
housing with the cover.
High beam
2. Remove protective cover 2.
3. Rotate the bulb holder anticlockwise to disengage. Withdraw
the bulb holder from the reflector.
4. Detach bulb from bulb holder and
renew the bulb.
1. Access to the bulbs is through the
engine compartment.
2. Remove protective cover 1.
3. Detach wiring plug from bulb.
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4. Disengage spring clip from
retainer by pressing forward and
then swinging downwards.
5. Withdraw the bulb from reflector
housing.
6. When installing the new bulb,
insert lugs in the reflector
recesses and engage the spring
clip.
7. Install the wiring plug onto bulb.
8. Install protective cover.
Side lights
1. Access to the bulbs is through the
engine compartment.
2. Remove protective cover 1.
3. Withdraw parking light bulb holder
from reflector.
4. Remove bulb from socket and
renew the bulb.
5. Insert holder in reflector. Install
the headlamp protective cover.
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Xenon headlights
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High beam
1. Replace bulbs through the
openings in the wheel arches.
Headlamps have separate systems
for low beam 1 (inner bulbs) and high
beam 2 (outer bulbs).
3. Rotate left bulb holder and
disengage.
2. Remove protective cover.
Low beam
9 Danger
Low beam works under extremely
high electrical voltage. Do not
touch. Have bulbs replaced by
a workshop.
4. Remove the bulb holder with bulb
from the reflector.
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Side lights
5. Detach bulb from bulb holder.
6. Insert new bulb so that the two
lugs on the bulb holder engage in
the recesses in the reflector.
7. Rotate bulb holder to the right as
far as it will go.
8. Place protective cover in position
and close.
1. Replace bulbs through the
openings in the wheel arches.
2. Remove main beam headlight
protective cover.
3. Remove parking light socket from
reflector.
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Tail lights
4. Remove bulb from socket and
renew bulb.
5. Insert holder in reflector. Place
protective cap in position and
close.
Hatchback 5-door
Fog lights
Have bulbs replaced by a workshop.
Front turn signal lights
1. Replace the bulbs through the
opening in the wheel housing.
2. Rotate bulb holder anti-clockwise
and disengage.
3. Push bulb slightly into the socket,
rotate anti-clockwise, remove and
renew bulb.
4. Insert bulb holder in the reflector,
rotate clockwise and engage.
1. To change the bulbs on the right
side, use a coin to open the lock
and fold down the cover.
To change bulbs on the left side,
use a coin to turn both locks and
fold down the cover 3 179.
2. Detach plug connector from bulb
holder.
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4. Detach bulb housing towards the
rear.
3. Loosen fastening nuts with wheel
bolt wrench and unscrew by hand.
Vehicle tools 3 182.
5. Unscrew the three screws using
a screwdriver. Press the locking
tabs on the outside of the bulb
holder inwards and remove the
bulb holder.
6. Remove and renew the bulb.
Reverse light (1)
Turn signal light (2)
Reverse light/brake light (3)
Reverse light (4)
Fog light, may be only on one side
(5)
7. Engage bulb holder in bulb
housing, ensuring that it properly
engages.
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Hatchback 3-door
8. Ensure that the seals are applied
to the bulb holder and fixing
screws.
9. Insert the bulb housing in the
body, engaging the lug and the
ball pin in the recesses. Tighten
the fastening nuts using a wheel
bolt wrench. Attach the plug
connector. Close and engage the
flap.
1. To change the bulbs, fold down
the cover.
2. Detach plug connector from bulb
holder.
3. Loosen fastening nuts with wheel
bolt wrench and unscrew by hand.
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4. Detach bulb housing towards the
rear.
5. Remove seal from the fastening
bolt. Press the locking tabs on the
outside of the bulb holder outward
and remove the bulb holder.
6. Remove and renew the bulb.
Reverse light (1)
Turn signal light (2)
Reverse light/brake light (3)
Reverse light (4)
Fog light, may be only on one side
(5)
7. Engage bulb holder in bulb
housing, ensuring that it properly
engages.
8. Ensure that the seals are applied
to the bulb holder and fixing
screws.
9. Insert the bulb housing in the
body, engaging the lug and the
ball pin in the recesses. Tighten
the fastening nuts using a wheel
bolt wrench. Attach the plug
connector. Close and engage the
flap.
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2. Detach plug connector from bulb
holder.
3. Loosen fastening nuts and
remove the bulb housing
rearwards.
1. Disengage cover by pressing
retaining lugs and remove.
4. Unscrew the three screws with
a screwdriver and remove the
bulb holder. Vehicle tools 3 182.
5. Remove and renew the bulb.
Reverse light/brake light (1)
Turn signal light (2)
Reverse light (3)
Fog light, may be only on one side
(4)
6. Engage bulb holder in bulb
housing and screw in place. Insert
the bulb housing into the body and
tighten the fastening nuts by
hand.
Attach the plug connector.
Close and engage the cover.
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TwinTop
2. Remove bulb housing from
outside. Disengage plug by
pressing on flap and remove from
bulb holder.
3. Detach seal from bulb holder.
1. Unscrew retaining nuts.
4. Disengage sockets by turning and
remove. Press locking tabs on the
long sides of the bulb holder
outwards; lift bulb holder at front
end and remove.
5. Remove and renew the bulb.
Reverse light/brake light (1)
Reverse light (2)
Fog light, may be only on one side
(3)
Reverse light (4)
Turn signal light (5)
6. Insert bulb holder in bulb housing
by first inserting the lug at the front
of the plug. Fold together bulb
holder, ensuring that it engages
properly. Insert sockets and
engage by turning.
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Number plate light
7. Fit seal on bulb holder. Ensure
that the seal is flat in the area of
the screws.
8. Engage plug. Insert bulb housing
in body, ensuring proper
positioning of the ball pins in the
recesses. Tighten the retaining
nuts.
Side turn signal lights
Have the bulbs replaced by
a workshop.
1. Insert a screwdriver in the
housing, press to the side and
release spring.
2. Remove bulb housing
downwards, taking care not to pull
on the cable.
3. Lift flap and disconnect wiring
plug from bulb holder.
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Interior lights
Front courtesy light, reading
lights
4. Rotate bulb holder anti-clockwise
to disengage.
5. Remove bulb from holder and
renew bulb.
6. Insert bulb holder in bulb housing
and rotate clockwise.
7. Connect wiring plug to bulb
holder.
8. Insert and engage bulb housing.
1. Disengage lens, press it slightly
downwards and remove at
a downward angle.
2. Remove bulb and renew.
3. Engage lens.
Rear courtesy light and reading
lights
Have bulbs replaced by a workshop.
Glovebox light, load
compartment light, foot well light
1. Prise the lamp out with
a screwdriver.
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Electrical system
Fuses
2. Press bulb slightly towards spring
clip and remove.
3. Insert new bulb.
4. Install lamp.
Instrument panel
illumination
Have bulbs replaced by a workshop.
Data on the replacement fuse must
match data on the defective fuse.
The vehicle has two fuse boxes: one
behind a cover on the left side of the
load compartment and one in the front
left of the engine compartment.
Store spare fuses in the load
compartment fuse box version B.
Open the cover 3 179.
Before replacing a fuse, turn off the
respective switch and the ignition.
A blown fuse can be recognised 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.
Fuse extractor
A fuse extractor may be located in the
fuse box in the load compartment.
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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.
Insert a screwdriver into the opening
as far as it will go and tilt it sideways.
Open the cover upwards and remove.
The fuse box has two different fuse
assignments depending on the load
compartment fuse box variant,
3 179.
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Fuse assignments in
conjunction with load
compartment fuse box version A
No. Circuit
1
ABS
2
ABS
3
Interior fan climate control
system
4
Interior fan, heating, air
conditioning system
5
Radiator fan
6
Radiator fan
7
Central locking system
8
Windscreen washer system,
tailgate
9
Heated rear window, heated
exterior mirror
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No. Circuit
12 Mobile telephone, Infotainment
system, display
13 Courtesy light
14 Windscreen wiper
15 Windscreen wiper
16 Horn, ABS, brake light switch,
air conditioning system
17 Diesel fuel filter or air
conditioning system
18 Starter
19 –
20 Horn
21 Engine electronics
22 Engine electronics
23 Headlight range adjustment
10 Diagnostics plug
24 Fuel pump
11 Instruments
25 –
26 Engine electronics
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No. Circuit
27 Heating, air conditioning system
28 –
29 Power steering
Fuse assignments in
conjunction with load
compartment fuse box version B
No. Circuit
No. Circuit
14 Windscreen wiper
15 Windscreen wiper
16 Control module electronics,
Open&Start system, ABS,
brake light switch, TwinTop
1
ABS
2
ABS
3
Interior fan electronic climate
control
17 Diesel fuel filter heating
4
Interior fan heating and air
conditioning system
19 Transmission electronics
5
Radiator fan
34 Control unit, steering column
module
6
Radiator fan
7
Windscreen washer system
35 Infotainment system
8
Horn
36 Cigarette lighter, front power
outlet
9
Headlight washer system
30 Engine electronics
31 Rear window wiper
32 Brake light switch
33 Headlight range adjustment,
light switch, clutch switch,
instrument, driver's door
module
10 –
11 –
12 –
13 Fog light
18 Starter
20 Air conditioning system
21 Engine electronics
22 Engine electronics
23 Adaptive forward lighting,
headlight range adjustment
24 Fuel pump
25 Transmission electronics
26 Engine electronics
27 Power steering
28 Transmission electronics
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No. Circuit
29 Transmission electronics
Load compartment fuse
box
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TwinTop
30 Engine electronics
31 Adaptive forward fighting,
headlight range adjustment
32 Brake system, air conditioning
system, clutch switch
33 Adaptive forward lighting,
headlight range adjustment,
light switch
34 Control unit, steering column
module
35 Infotainment system
36 Mobile telephone, Infotainment
system, display
The fuse box is behind a cover.
Do not store any objects behind the
cover.
Depending on the equipment, there
are two different fuse boxes.
Hatchback 5-door, Estate, Van
To open, turn both catches with a coin
and fold down cover .
Hatchback 3-door
To open, fold the cover upwards.
To open, pull the two knobs, remove
the clips and fold the cover upwards.
Fuse box version A
To replace a fuse, remove the
relevant protective cap.
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Fuse box version B
No. Circuit
1
Fog light
2
–
3
Load compartment power outlet
4
Reversing lights
5
Rear power windows
6
Air conditioning system
7
Front power windows
8
Heated exterior mirrors
No. Circuit
1
Front power windows
2
–
3
Instruments
4
Heating, air conditioning
system, electronic climate
control
5
Airbags
6
–
7
–
8
–
9
–
10 –
11 Heated rear window
12 Rear window wiper
13 Parking assist
14 Heating, air conditioning system
15 –
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No. Circuit
No. Circuit
No. Circuit
16 Seat occupancy recognition,
Open&Start system
29 Cigarette lighter, front power
outlet
43 –
17 Rain sensor, tyre pressure
monitoring system, interior
mirror
30 Rear power outlet
18 Instruments, switches
19 –
20 CDC
21 Heated exterior mirrors
22 Sun roof
23 Rear power windows
24 Diagnostics plug
25 –
26 Electrical foldable exterior
mirrors
27 Ultrasonic sensor, anti-theft
alarm system
28 –
31 –
32 –
33 Open&Start system
34 Sun roof, TwinTop
35 Rear power outlet
36 Socket for towing equipment
37 –
38 Central locking system, terminal
30
39 Left seat heating
40 Right seat heating
41 –
42 –
44 –
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Vehicle tools
Tools
Vehicles with tyre repair set
The tool kit and tyre repair set are in
a storage compartment below the
floor cover in the load compartment.
Vehicles with spare wheel
TwinTop
The tools for emergency operation of
the convertible hardtop are stowed in
the glove compartment.
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 225/45 R 17 are only
permitted if the vehicle is equipped
with electronic stability program.
The jack and tool kit are in a stowage
compartment in the boot below the
spare wheel. Spare wheel 3 192
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Astra VXR "Nürburgring Edition"
with tyres 225/40 ZR 18
This model is factory-fitted with highperformance sports tyres, size
225/40 ZR 18. These tyres are
approved for use on public roads but
have typical racing characteristics
and a correspondingly shallow tread.
The tyres provide sportily oriented
and experienced drivers with better
performance at faster speeds on dry
road surfaces but can cause the
vehicle to break away without
warning if this limit is exceeded. Avoid
adopting a risky driving style because
of this improved performance. In wet
conditions adapt your driving style
and speed to the shallow tread.
Winter tyres
Winter tyres improve driving safety at
temperatures below 7 °C and should
therefore be fitted on all wheels.
1)
Tyres of size 185/65 R 15,
195/60 R 15, 195/65 R 15 and
205/55 R 16 can be used as winter
tyres.
Tyres of size 205/50 R17 must only
be used as winter tyres.
Tyres of size 215/45 R 17,
225/45 R 17, 225/40 R 181) and
235/35 R 19 must not be used as
winter tyres.
Hatchback, Estate, Van: tyres of size
215/45 R 17 are only approved as
winter tyres if the vehicle was
equipped with 18-inch wheels in the
factory.
Winter tyres may only be used on the
Astra VXR on special alloy wheels
approved by Vauxhall.
Run-flat winter tyres may only be
used on factory approved alloy
wheels.
In accordance with country-specific
regulations, affix the speed sticker in
the driver's field of view.
Astra VXR: Permitted as winter tyres without tyre chains.
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Run-flat tyres
Run-flat tyres have reinforced, selfsupporting sidewalls, which ensure
that the tyres always have a certain
amount of driveability, even when
there is no pressure.
Run-flat tyres are only permitted on
vehicles with electronic stability
program and tyre pressure monitoring
system or deflation detection system.
Caution
Check tyre pressures regularly
even if run-flat tyres are fitted.
Depending on tyre manufacturer, runflat tyres can be identified from
a marking on the tyre wall. E.g.
ROF = RunonFlat for Goodyear or
SSR = Self Supporting Runflat Tyre
for Continental.
Use of run-flat tyres is only permitted
in combination with factory approved
alloy wheels.
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Do not use a tyre repair kit.
The ECO tyre pressure must not be
used.
Run-flat tyres must not be combined
with standard tyres.
If converting to standard tyres, note
that the vehicle is not equipped with
a spare wheel or tyre repair kit.
Driving with a damaged tyre
A loss in tyre pressure is indicated by
the tyre pressure monitoring system
or the deflation detection system.
If a tyre has no pressure, continued
driving is possible
■ at a speed of max. 50 mph
■ up to a distance of 50 miles
9 Warning
The vehicle will be more difficult to
steer and handle. Braking
distance will be longer.
Adapt driving style and speed to
the changed conditions.
Tyre designations
E.g. 195/65 R 15 91 H
195 = Tyre width, mm
65 = Cross-section ratio (tyre
height to tyre width), %
R
= Belt type: Radial
RF = Type: RunFlat
15 = Wheel diameter, inches
91 = Load index e.g. 91 is
equivalent to 618 kg
H
= Speed code letter
Speed code letter:
Q = up to 100 mph
S = up to 112 mph
T = up to 118 mph
H = up to 130 mph
V = up to 150 mph
W = up to 168 mph
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.
Remove the valve cap key from the
fuel filler flap and use it to unscrew the
valve cap.
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On vehicles with tyre pressure
monitoring system, screw the adapter
to the valve.
Tyre pressure 3 226.
The tyre pressure data refer to cold
tyres. It applies to summer and winter
tyres.
Always inflate the spare wheel to the
pressure specified for full load.
The ECO tyre pressure serves to
achieve the smallest amount of fuel
consumption possible. It must not be
used with run-flat tyres.
Incorrect tyre pressures will impair
safety, vehicle handling, comfort and
fuel economy and will increase tyre
wear.
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.
Tyre pressure monitoring
system
The tyre pressure monitoring system
continually checks the pressure of all
four wheels when vehicle speed
exceeds a certain limit.
All wheels must be equipped with
pressure sensors and the tyres must
have the prescribed pressure.
Otherwise, the tyre pressure will be
monitored by the deflation detection
system 3 186.
The current tyre pressures can be
shown in the Info-Display 3 112.
Vehicle messages, tyre pressure
3 107.
Control indicator w 3 95.
If a complete set of wheels without
sensors is mounted (e.g. four winter
tyres), no error message will be
displayed. The tyre pressure
monitoring system is not operational.
Retrofitting of sensors is possible.
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The use of commercially available
liquid tyre repair kits can impair the
function of the system. Factory
approved systems can be used.
External high-power radio equipment
could disrupt the tyre pressure
monitoring system.
System initialisation
After a wheel change, the system
must be initialised: inflate the tyres to
the prescribed pressure, switch on
the ignition, press and hold the DDS
button for approx. 4 seconds, control
indicator w flashes three times.
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Tyre deflation detection
system
The tyre deflation detection system
continually checks the rotation speed
of all four tyres.
If a tyre loses pressure the control
indicator w illuminates red. Stop
immediately and check tyre pressure.
Control indicator w 3 95.
press and hold the DDS button for
approx. 4 seconds, control indicator
w flashes three times.
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).
System initialisation
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 periodically.
Tyres age, even if they are not used.
We recommend tyre replacement
every 6 years.
Changing tyre and wheel
size
If tyres of a different size than those
fitted at the factory are used, it may be
necessary to reprogram the
speedometer and make other vehicle
modifications.
After converting to a different tyre
size, have the label with tyre
pressures replaced.
After tyre pressure correction or
wheel change, the system must be
initialised: Switch on the ignition,
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
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9 Warning
Use of unsuitable tyres or wheels
may lead to accidents and will
invalidate the vehicle type
approval.
Wheel covers
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.
Remove the wheel covers if tyre
chains are to be installed.
2)
9 Warning
Use of unsuitable tyres or wheel
covers could lead to sudden
pressure loss and thereby
accidents.
Tyre chains
Tyre chains are only permitted on the
front wheels.
Just permitted with limitation steering angle.
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Always use fine mesh chains that add
no more than 10 mm to the tyre tread
and the inboard sides (including chain
lock).
9 Warning
Damage may lead to tyre blowout.
Tyre chains are permitted on tyres of
size 185/65 R 15, 195/60 R 15,
195/65 R 15, 205/55 R 16 and
205/50 R17.
Tyre chains are not permitted on tyres
of size 225/45 R 17, 225/40 R 18,
225/40 ZR18 and 235/35 R 192).
Hatchback, Estate, Van: tyre chains
are only approved on tyres of size
215/45 R 17 if the vehicle was
equipped with 18-inch wheels in the
factory.
The use of tyre chains is not permitted
on the temporary spare wheel.
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Tyre repair kit
Minor damage to the tyre tread can be
repaired with the tyre repair kit.
Do not remove foreign bodies from
the tyres.
Tyre damage exceeding 4 mm or that
is near the rim cannot be repaired with
the tyre repair kit.
9 Warning
Do not drive faster than 50 mph.
Do not use for a lengthy period.
Steering and handling may be
affected.
If you have a flat tyre:
Apply parking brake and engage first
gear, reverse gear or P.
The tyre repair kit is in the stowage
compartment under the floor cover in
the load compartment.
1. Take the pouch with the tyre
repair kit from the compartment.
Carefully remove the components
from the pouch.
2. Remove the compressor.
3. Remove the electrical connection
cable and air hose from the
stowage compartments on the
underside of the compressor.
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4. Screw the compressor air hose to
the connection on the sealant
bottle.
5. Fit the sealant bottle into the
retainer on the compressor.
Set the compressor near the tyre
in such a way that the sealant
bottle is upright.
6. Unscrew valve cap from defective
tyre.
7. Screw tyre inflation hose to valve.
8. The switch on the compressor
must be set to §.
9. Connect the compressor plug to
the accessory socket or cigarette
lighter socket.
To avoid discharging the battery,
we recommend running the
engine.
10. Set the rocker switch on the
compressor to I. The tyre is filled
with sealant.
11. The compressor pressure gauge
briefly indicates up to 6 bar whilst
the sealant bottle is emptying
(approx. 30 seconds). Then the
pressure starts to drop.
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12. All of the sealant is pumped into
the tyre. Then the tyre is inflated.
13. The prescribed tyre pressure
should be obtained within
10 minutes. Tyre pressure
3 226. When the correct pressure
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
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15.
16.
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tyre is too badly damaged. Seek
the assistance of a workshop.
Drain excess tyre pressure with
the button over the pressure
indicator.
Do not run the compressor longer
than 10 minutes.
Detach the tyre repair kit. Screw
the filler hose to the free
connection on the sealant bottle.
This prevents sealant leakage.
Stow the tyre repair kit in the load
compartment.
Remove any excess sealant
using a cloth.
Take the label indicating
maximum permitted speed from
the sealant bottle and affix in the
driver's field of view.
Continue driving immediately so
that sealant is evenly distributed
in the tyre. After driving approx.
6 miles (but no more than
10 minutes), stop and check tyre
pressure. Screw compressor air
hose directly onto tyre valve and
compressor when doing this.
If tyre pressure is more than
1.3 bar, set it to the correct value.
Repeat the procedure until there
is no more loss of pressure.
If the tyre pressure has fallen
below 1.3 bar, the vehicle must
not be used. Seek the assistance
of a workshop.
18. Stow away tyre repair kit in load
compartment.
Note
The driving characteristics 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.
The built-in safety valve opens at
a pressure of 7 bar.
Note the expiry date of the kit. After
this date its sealing capability is no
longer guaranteed. Pay attention to
storage information on sealant
bottle.
Replace the used sealant bottle.
Dispose of the bottle as prescribed
by applicable laws.
The compressor and sealant can be
used from approx. -30 °C.
The adapters supplied can be used
to pump up other items e.g.
footballs, air mattresses, inflatable
dinghies etc. They are located on the
underside of the compressor. To
remove, screw on compressor air
hose and withdraw adapter.
Wheel changing
Some vehicles are equipped with
a tyre repair kit instead of a spare
wheel 3 188.
Make the following preparations and
observe the following information:
■ Park the vehicle on a level, firm and
non-skid surface. The front wheels
must be in the straight-ahead
position.
■ Apply the parking brake and
engage first gear, reverse gear or
P.
■ Remove the spare wheel 3 192.
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■ On the Astra TwinTop, the roof
must be closed before the vehicle
is raised.
■ Never change more than one wheel
at once.
■ Use the jack only to change wheels
in case of puncture, not for
seasonal winter or summer tyre
change.
■ If the ground on which the vehicle
is standing is soft, a solid board
(max. 1 cm thick) should be placed
under the jack.
■ 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 vehicle when it is
raised on the jack.
■ Before screwing in the wheel bolts,
clean them and lightly coat the
taper of each wheel bolt with
commercially available grease.
1. Pull off the wheel cover with the
hook. Vehicle tools 3 182.
For wheel covers with visible
wheel bolts: The cover can remain
on the wheel. Do not remove the
retaining rings on the wheel bolts.
Alloy wheels: Disengage wheel
bolt caps with a screwdriver and
remove. To protect the wheel,
place a soft cloth between the
screwdriver and the alloy wheel.
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2. Install the wheel wrench ensuring
that it locates securely and
slacken each bolt by half a turn.
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3. Ensure the jack is positioned
correctly with the vehicle jacking
points.
4. Set the jack to the necessary
height before positioning it directly
below the jacking point in
a manner that prevents it from
slipping.
Attach jack handle and with the
jack correctly aligned rotate
handle until wheel is clear of the
ground.
5. Unscrew the wheel bolts.
6. Change the wheel.
7. Screw in the wheel bolts.
8. Lower vehicle.
9. Install the wheel wrench ensuring
that it locates securely and tighten
each bolt in a crosswise
sequence. Tightening torque is
110 Nm.
10. Align the valve hole in the wheel
cover with the tyre valve before
installing.
Install wheel nut caps.
11. Stow the replaced wheel 3 188
and the vehicle tools 3 182.
12. Check the tyre pressure of the
installed tyre and also the wheel
bolt torque as soon as possible.
Have the defective tyre renewed or
repaired.
The spare wheel can be classified as
a temporary spare wheel depending
on the size compared to the other
mounted wheels and country
regulations.
The spare wheel has a steel rim.
Use of a spare wheel that is smaller
than the other wheels or together with
winter tyres could affect driveability.
Have the defective tyre replaced as
soon as possible.
Spare wheel
Some vehicles are equipped with
a tyre repair kit instead of a spare
wheel.
The spare wheel is in the load
compartment beneath the floor
covering. It is secured in the recess
with a wing nut.
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The spare wheel well is not designed
for all permitted tyre sizes. If a wheel
wider than the spare must be stowed
in the spare wheel well after changing
wheels, the floor cover can be placed
on the projecting wheel.
This must be taken into consideration
when the load compartment is being
loaded, particularly with the Astra
TwinTop 3 39.
Estate
rests on the roof lining. When closing,
guide the lashing eyes through the
slots in the floor cover. Vehicles with
cargo box: removal 3 72.
TwinTop
Accessing the spare wheel when the
roof is open: Engage load
compartment cover on the rear
window frame and activate the
loading aid 3 74. Raise the floor cover
in the load compartment.
Temporary spare wheel
Take adapter and hooks from the rails
in the load compartment walls. Raise
the rear lashing eyes and lift the floor
cover to the vertical position so that it
Use of the temporary spare wheel
could affect driveability. Have the
defective tyre renewed or repaired as
soon as possible.
Only mount one temporary spare
wheel. Do not drive faster than
50 mph. Take curves slowly. Do not
use for a long period of time.
The use of the temporary spare wheel
on the rear axle is not permitted while
towing another vehicle. Therefore
mount the temporary spare wheel on
the front axle and a full-size tyre on
the rear axle.
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Tyre chains 3 187.
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 or
repaired as soon as possible.
■ Drive particularly carefully on wet
and snow-covered road surfaces.
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Vehicle care
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 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 temperatures 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.
■ Do not lean over the battery during
jump starting.
■ Do not allow the terminals of one
lead to touch those of the other
lead.
■ The vehicles must not come into
contact with each other during the
jump starting process.
■ Apply the parking brake,
transmission in neutral, automatic
transmission in P.
Lead connection order:
1. Connect the red lead to the
positive terminal of the booster
battery.
2. Connect the other end of the red
lead to the positive terminal of the
discharged battery.
Vehicle care
3. Connect the black lead to the
negative terminal of the booster
battery.
4. Connect the other end of the black
lead to a vehicle grounding point,
such as the engine block 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.
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. Reverse above sequence exactly
when removing leads.
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Towing
Towing the vehicle
Disengage the cover at the bottom
and remove downwards.
The towing eye is stowed with the
vehicle tools 3 182.
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Vehicle care
Caution
Towing another vehicle
Drive slowly. Do not drive jerkily.
Excessive tractive force can
damage the vehicle.
Screw in the towing eye as far as it will
go until it stops in a horizontal
position.
Attach a tow rope – or better still a tow
rod – to the towing eye.
The towing eye must only be used for
towing and not recovering the vehicle.
Switch on ignition to release steering
wheel lock and to permit operation of
brake lights, horn and windscreen
wiper.
Open&Start system 3 21.
Transmission in neutral.
Switch on the hazard warning
flashers on both vehicles.
When the engine is not running,
considerably more force is needed to
brake and steer.
To prevent the entry of exhaust gases
from the towing vehicle, switch on the
air recirculation and close the
windows.
Vehicles with automatic transmission
must be towed facing forwards, not
faster than 50 mph nor further than
60 miles. In all other cases and when
the transmission is defective, the front
axle must be raised off the ground.
Seek the assistance of a workshop.
Manual transmission automated
3 138.
After towing, unscrew the towing eye
and refit the cover.
Disengage cap at bottom and remove
downwards.
Vehicle care
For other models unclip locking tabs
downward and pull off the cover
upwards.
The towing eye is stowed with the
vehicle tools 3 182.
Caution
Drive slowly. Do not drive jerkily.
Excessive tractive force can
damage the vehicle.
After towing, unscrew the towing eye
and refit the cover.
Version with cover: install by inserting
the bottom lugs of the cover in the
bumper, folding and then press the
lugs at the top into place.
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
Screw in the towing eye as far as it will
go until it stops in a horizontal
position.
The lashing eye at the rear
underneath the vehicle must never be
used as a towing eye.
Attach a tow rope – or better still a tow
rod – to the towing eye.
The towing eye must only be used for
towing and not recovering a vehicle.
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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.
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Vehicle care
If using a car wash, comply with the
car wash manufacturer's instructions.
The windscreen wipers 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.
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.
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.
Sun roof
Never clean with solvents or abrasive
agents, fuels, aggressive media (e.g.
paint cleaner, acetone-containing
solutions etc.), acidic or highly
alkaline media or abrasive pads. Do
not apply wax or polishing agents to
the middle part of the sun roof.
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.
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.
Vehicle care
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
Areas of the engine compartment that
are painted in the same colour as the
vehicle must be looked after like any
other painted surface.
It is advisable to wash the engine
compartment before and after winter
and preserve it with wax. Protect the
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
room components preserved
thoroughly by a workshop using
protective wax.
Do not use high-pressure jet
cleaners.
TwinTop
Clean all seals with a damp soft lintfree cloth. Allow to dry completely.
Treat all seals, e. g. on the roof and
windscreen frame, with the special
maintenance kit (available at your
Vauxhall Authorised Repairer) from
time to time. Good contact between
the fine rubber lips and the sealing
surfaces prevents leaks and reduces
clamping forces.
Intermediate roof position for cleaning
3 39.
Do not use high-pressure jet
cleaners.
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Towing equipment
Do not clean the coupling ball bar with
a steam-jet or high-pressure jet
cleaner.
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.
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Vehicle care
Caution
Close Velcro fasteners as open
Velcro fasteners on clothing could
damage seat upholstery.
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.
Service and maintenance
Service and
maintenance
General information ................... 201
Recommended fluids, lubricants
and parts .................................... 202
General information
Service information
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 your vehicle is available
at the workshop.
Service display 3 90.
European service intervals
Service is due every 20,000 miles or
1 year, whichever occurs first
The European schedule is valid for
the following countries:
Andorra, Austria, Belgium, BosniaHerzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia,
Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark,
Estonia, Finland, France, Germany,
Greece, Greenland, Hungary,
Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia,
Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia,
Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands,
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Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania,
Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden,
Switzerland, United Kingdom.
Service display 3 90.
International service intervals
Service is due every 10,000 miles or
1 year, whichever occurs first.
The international service intervals are
valid for the countries which are not
listed at the european service
intervals.
Service display 3 90.
Confirmations
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
Fixed service interval
When service is due, InSP appears in
the service display for approx.
10 seconds when the ignition is
switched on. Have the next service
performed by a workshop within
one week or 300 miles (whichever
occurs first).
Service display 3 90.
Flexible service interval
The service interval is based on
several parameters depending on
usage and is calculated using these
parameters.
If the remaining distance is less than
1000 miles, InSP is displayed with
a remaining distance of 600 miles
when the ignition is switched on and
off. If less than 600 miles remain,
InSP is displayed for several
seconds. Have the next service
performed by a workshop within
one week or 300 miles (whichever
occurs first).
Display of remaining distance:
1. Switch off ignition.
2. Briefly press the trip odometer
reset button. The odometer
reading is shown.
3. Press and hold the reset button for
about 2 seconds. InSP and the
remaining distance are displayed.
Service display 3 90.
Recommended fluids,
lubricants and parts
Recommended fluids and
lubricants
Only use products that meet the
recommended specifications.
Damage resulting from the use of
products not in line with these
specifiations 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
Service and maintenance
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
gasoline and diesel engines. If it is
unavailable, engine oils of other listed
qualities have to be used.
Recommendations for gasoline
engines are also valid for
Compressed Natural Gas (CNG),
Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) and
Ethanol (E85) fuelled engines.
Select the appropriate engine oil
based on its quality and on the
minimum ambient temperature
3 207.
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.
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.
Select the appropriate engine oil
based on its quality and on the
minimum ambient temperature
3 207.
Additional engine oil additives
The use of additional engine oil
additives could cause damage and
invalidate the warranty.
Engine oil viscosity grades
The SAE viscosity grade gives
information of the thickness of the oil.
Multigrade oil is indicated by two
figures, e.g. SAE 5W-30. The first
figure, followed by a W, indicates the
low temperature viscosity and the
second figure the high temperature
viscosity.
Select the appropriate viscosity grade
depending on the minimum ambient
temperature 3 207.
All of the recommended viscosity
grades are suitable for high ambient
temperatures.
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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
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 brake
fluid approved for the vehicle, consult
a workshop.
Over time, brake fluid absorbs
moisture which will reduce braking
effectiveness. The brake fluid should
therefore be replaced at the specified
interval.
204
Service and maintenance
Brake fluid should be stored in
a sealed container to avoid water
absorption.
Ensure brake fluid does not become
contaminated.
Technical data
Technical data
Vehicle identification .................. 205
Vehicle data ............................... 207
205
Vehicle identification
Vehicle Identification
Number
The Vehicle Identification Number
may be embossed on the instrument
panel visible through the windscreen.
The Vehicle Identification Number is
stamped on the identification plate
and on the floor pan, under the floor
covering, visible under a cover.
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Technical data
Identification plate
Information on identification plate:
1 = Manufacturer
2 = Type approval number
3 = Vehicle Identification Number
4 = Permissible gross vehicle
weight rating in kg
5 = Permissible gross train weight
in kg
6 = Maximum permissible front axle
load in kg
7 = Maximum permissible rear axle
load in kg
8 = Vehicle-specific or countryspecific data
The identification plate is located on
the front right door frame.
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.
Technical data
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Vehicle data
Recommended fluids and lubricants
European service schedule
Required engine oil quality
All European countries
(except Belarus, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Turkey)
Engine oil quality
Only Israel
Petrol engines
(including CNG, LPG, E85)
Diesel engines
Petrol engines
(including CNG, LPG, E85)
Diesel engines
dexos 1
–
–
✔
–
dexos 2
✔
✔
–
✔
In case dexos quality is unavailable you may use max. 1 litre engine oil quality ACEA C3 once between each oil change.
Engine oil viscosity grades
All European countries and Israel
(except Belarus, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Turkey)
Ambient temperature
Petrol and diesel engines
down to -25 °C
SAE 5W-30 or SAE 5W-40
below -25 °C
SAE 0W-30 or SAE 0W-40
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Technical data
International service schedule
Required engine oil quality
All countries outside Europe
except Israel
Engine oil quality
Only Belarus, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Turkey
Petrol engines
(including CNG, LPG, E85)
Diesel engines
Petrol engines
(including CNG, LPG, E85)
Diesel engines
dexos 1
✔
–
–
–
dexos 2
–
✔
✔
✔
In case dexos quality is unavailable you may use the oil qualities listed below:
All countries outside Europe
except Israel
Engine oil quality
Only Belarus, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Turkey
Petrol engines
(including CNG, LPG, E85)
Diesel engines
Petrol engines
(including CNG, LPG, E85)
Diesel engines
GM-LL-A-025
✔
–
✔
–
GM-LL-B-025
–
✔
–
✔
Technical data
All countries outside Europe
except Israel
Engine oil quality
209
Only Belarus, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Turkey
Petrol engines
Diesel engines
Petrol engines
(including CNG, LPG, E85)
(including CNG, LPG, E85)
Diesel engines
ACEA A3/B3
✔
–
✔
–
ACEA A3/B4
✔
✔
✔
✔
ACEA C3
✔
✔
✔
✔
API SM
✔
–
✔
–
API SN resource conserving
✔
–
✔
–
Engine oil viscosity grades
All countries outside Europe (except Israel),
including Belarus, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Turkey
Ambient temperature
Petrol and diesel engines
down to -25 °C
SAE 5W-30 or SAE 5W-40
below -25 °C
SAE 0W-30 or SAE 0W-40
down to -20 °C
SAE 10W-301) or SAE 10W-401)
1)
Permitted, but usage of SAE 5W-30 or SAE 5W-40 with dexos quality is recommended.
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Technical data
Engine data
Sales designation
1.2
1.4
1.6
1.6
1.8
Z 12 XEP
Z 14 XEP
Z 16 XER,
A 16 XER
Z 16 LET,
A 16 LET
Z 18 XER,
A 18 XER
Number of cylinders
4
4
4
4
4
Piston displacement [cm3]
1229
1364
1598
1598
1796
Engine power [kW]
59
66
85
132
103
at rpm
5600
5600
6000
5500
6300
Torque [Nm]
110
125
155
230
175
at rpm
4000
4000
4000
1980-5500
3800
Fuel type
Petrol
Petrol
Petrol
Petrol
Petrol
recommended
95
95
95
95
95
possible
98
98
98
98
98
possible
91
91
91
–
91
Oil consumption [l/1000 km]
0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6
Engine identifier code
Octane rating RON
Technical data
Sales designation
2.0 Turbo
2.0 Turbo
1.3 CDTI
1.7 CDTI
1.7
Engine identifier code
Z 20 LER
Z 20 LEH
Z 13 DTH
Z 17 DTH
Z 17 DTJ,
A 17 DTJ
Number of cylinders
4
4
4
4
4
1998
1998
1248
1686
1686
Engine power [kW]
147
177
66
74
81
at rpm
5400
5600
4000
4400
3800
Torque [Nm]
262
320
200
240
260
at rpm
4200
2400-5000
1750-2500
2300
2300
Fuel type
Petrol
Petrol
Diesel
Diesel
Diesel
recommended
95
98
possible
98
95
possible
912)
912)
Oil consumption [l/1000 km]
0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6
Piston displacement
[cm3]
211
Octane rating RON
2)
Possible only if high engine load, full load or driving in mountainous terrain with a caravan/trailer or high payload is
avoided.
212
Technical data
Sales designation
1.7
1.9 CDTI
1.9 CDTI
1.9 CDTI
Engine identifier code
Z 17 DTR,
A 17 DTR
Z 19 DTL
Z 19 DT
Z 19 DTH
Number of cylinders
4
4
4
4
1686
1910
1910
1910
Engine power [kW]
92
74
88
110
at rpm
4000
3500
3500
4000
Torque [Nm]
280
260
280
320
at rpm
2300
1700-2500
2000-2750
2000-2750
Fuel type
Diesel
Diesel
Diesel
Diesel
Oil consumption [l/1000 km]
0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6
Piston displacement
[cm3]
Technical data
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Performance
Hatchback 5-door
Z12XEP
Z14XEP
Z16XER,
A16XER
Z16LET
Z18XER
Manual transmission
106
111
119
137
129
Manual transmission automated
–
109
119
–
–
Automatic transmission
–
–
–
–
117
Engine
Maximum speed3) [mph]
Engine
Z20LER
Z13DTH
Z17DTH
Z17DTJ
Z17DTR
Manual transmission
143
107
112
115 / 1174)
121
Manual transmission automated
–
106
–
–
–
Automatic transmission
–
–
–
–
–
Maximum speed [mph]
3)
4)
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.
For model with pollutant reduction.
214
Technical data
Engine
A17DTJ
A17DTR
Z19DTL
Z19DT
Z19DTH
Manual transmission
116
121
112
121
129
Manual transmission automated
–
–
–
–
–
Automatic transmission
–
–
–
117
–
Maximum speed [mph]
Hatchback 3-door
Z14XEP
Z16XER,
A16XER
Z16LET,
A16LET
Z18XER,
A18XER
Z20LER
Manual transmission
112
120
139
130
145
Manual transmission automated
111
121
–
–
–
Automatic transmission
–
–
–
118
–
Engine
Maximum speed [mph]
Technical data
Z20LEH
Z13DTH
Z17DTH
Z17DTJ
Z17DTR,
A17DTR
Manual transmission
152
108
113
116 / 117
122
Manual transmission automated
–
108
–
–
–
Automatic transmission
–
–
–
–
–
Engine
Maximum speed [mph]
Engine
A17DTJ
A17DTR
Z19DTL
Z19DT
Z19DTH
Manual transmission
117
122
113
122
130
Manual transmission automated
–
–
–
–
–
Automatic transmission
–
–
–
118
–
Maximum speed [mph]
215
216
Technical data
Estate
Z14XEP
Z16XER,
A16XER
Z16LET,
A16LET
Z18XER,
A18XER
Manual transmission
111
119
137
129
Manual transmission automated
–
119
–
–
Automatic transmission
–
–
–
117
Engine
Maximum speed [mph]
Engine
Z20LER
Z13DTH
A17DTJ
Z17DTH
Z17DTJ
Manual transmission
143
107
115
112
115 / 117
Manual transmission automated
–
–
–
–
–
Automatic transmission
–
–
–
–
–
Maximum speed [mph]
Technical data
Z17DTR,
A17DTR
Z19DTL
Z19DT
Z19DTH
Manual transmission
121
112
120
129
Manual transmission automated
–
–
–
–
Automatic transmission
–
–
116
–
Engine
Maximum speed [mph]
Van
Engine
Z14XEP
Z13DTH
Z17DTH
Z17DTJ
Manual transmission
111
107
112
115
Manual transmission automated
–
–
–
–
Automatic transmission
–
–
–
–
Maximum speed [mph]
Engine
Z17DTR
Z19DTL
Z19DT
Z19DTH
Manual transmission
121
112
120
129
Manual transmission automated
–
–
–
–
Automatic transmission
–
–
116
–
Maximum speed [mph]
217
218
Technical data
TwinTop
Engine
Z16XER,
A16XER
Z16XEP
Z16LET,
A16LET
119
119
142
–
–
Maximum speed [mph]
Manual transmission
Manual transmission automated
Automatic transmission
–
–
–
Engine
Z18XER,
A18XER
Z19DTH
Z20LER
Manual transmission
130
132
147
Manual transmission automated
–
–
–
Automatic transmission
117
–
–
Maximum speed [mph]
Technical data
219
Vehicle weight
Kerb weight, basic model, Hatchback, 5-door
Astra
Manual transmission Manual transmission
automated
Automatic transmission
without/with air conditioning Z12XEP
[kg]
Z14XEP
1240/1260
–/–
–/–
1240/1260
1240/1260
–/–
Z16XER
1270/1290
1270/1290
–/–
Z16LET
–/1355
–/–
–/–
Z18XER
1278/1298
–/–
1278/1298
Z20LER
–/1385
–/–
–/–
Z13DTH
1340/1355
1340/1355
–/–
A17DTJ, A17DTR 1385/1400
–/–
–/–
Z17DTH
1365/1380
–/–
–/–
Z17DTJ, Z17DTR 1385/1400
–/–
–/–
Z19DTL
1395/1410
–/–
–/–
Z19DT
1395/1410
–/–
1425/1440 (1393/1408) 5)
Z19DTH
1393/1408
–/–
–/–
5)
Engine
Reduced-weight, country-specific models.
220
Technical data
Kerb weight, basic model, Hatchback, 3-door
Astra
Engine
Manual transmission Manual transmission
automated
Automatic transmission
1220/1240
1220/1240
–/–
1250/1270
1250/1270
–/–
Z16LET
–/1335
–/–
–/–
Z18XER
1265/1285
–/–
1278/1298
Z20LER
–/1365
–/–
–/–
Z20LEH
–/1393
–/–
–/–
Z13DTH
1278/1293
1278/1293
–/–
A17DTJ, A17DTR 1365/1380
–/–
–/–
Z17DTH
1345/1360
–/–
–/–
Z17DTJ, Z17DTR 1365/1380
–/–
–/–
Z19DTL
1375/1390
–/–
–/–
Z19DT
–/–
–/–
1393/1408
Z19DTH
1390/1405
–/–
–/–
without/with air conditioning Z14XEP
[kg]
Z16XER
Technical data
221
Kerb weight, basic model, Estate
Astra
Engine
Manual transmission Manual transmission
automated
Automatic transmission
1278/1298
–/–
–/–
1278/1298
1278/1298
–/–
Z16LET
–/1395
–/–
–/–
Z18XER
1278/1298
–/–
1350/1370
Z20LER
–/1393
–/–
–/–
Z13DTH
1380/1395
–/–
–/–
A17DTJ, A17DTR 1393/1408
–/–
–/–
Z17DTH
1393/1408
–/–
–/–
Z17DTJ, Z17DTR 1393/1408
–/–
–/–
Z19DTL
1393/1408
–/–
–/–
Z19DT
1393/1408
–/–
1465/1480
Z19DTH
1393/1408
–/–
–/–
without/with air conditioning Z14XEP
[kg]
Z16XER
222
Technical data
Kerb weight, basic model, Van
Astra
Engine
Manual transmission Manual transmission
automated
Automatic transmission
without/with air conditioning Z14XEP
[kg]
Z13DTH
1235/1250
–/–
–/–
1335/1350
–/–
–/–
Z17DTH
1365/1380
–/–
–/–
Z17DTJ, Z17DTR 1385/1400
–/–
–/–
Z19DT
1385/1400
–/–
1420/1435
Z19DTL
1385/1400
–/–
–/–
Z19DTH
1395/1410
–/–
–/–
Kerb weight, basic model, TwinTop
Astra
Engine
Manual transmission Manual transmission automated Automatic transmission
without/with air conditioning Z16XER 1495/1515
[kg]
Z16LET –/1575
–/–
–/–
–/–
–/–
Z18XER 1500/1520
–/–
1503/1523
Z20LER –/1605
–/–
–/–
Z19DTH 1613/1628
–/–
–/–
Technical data
223
Additional weight, Hatchback 3-door / 5-door, Estate
Engine
Z14XEP, Z16XER, Z16LET, Z18XER
Z13DTH, A17DTJ, A17DTR, Z17DTH
Z17DTJ, Z17DTR
Club/Active [kg]
2.9
2.9
2.9
Design/Elite [kg] 12
12
12
SXi/SRi [kg]
24.5
24.5
24.5
Engine
Z20LER
Z19DTL, Z19DT
Z19DTH
Club/Active [kg]
–
2.9
2.9
Design/Elite [kg]
–
12
12
SXi/SRi [kg]
12.6
12.6
12.66)
Additional weight, Van
Engine
Z14XEP, Z13DTH
A17DTJ, A17DTR, Z17DTH, Z17DTJ, Z17DTR, Z19DTL, Z19DT, Z19DTH
Club/Active [kg]
–
–
Design/Elite [kg]
–
–
SXi/SRi [kg]
19.3
10.5
6)
On Estate: 24.5
224
Technical data
Heavy accessories
Accessories
Sun roof
Towing equipment
Split rear seat backrest
Headlamp washer system
Weight [kg]
23
21 (not on TwinTop)
26 (TwinTop)
20 (Estate)
9 (Hatchback 3-door / 5-door)
2 (Hatchback 5-door)
Vehicle dimensions
Hatchback 5-door
Hatchback 3-door
Estate Van
TwinTop
Length [mm]
4249
4290
4515
4515
4476
Width without exterior mirrors [mm]
1753
1753
1753
1753
1759
Width with two exterior mirrors [mm]
2032
2032
2032
2032
2021
Height (without antenna) [mm]
1460
1435
1500
1500
1411
Length of load compartment floor [mm]
819
819
1085
1825
805
Load compartment width [mm]
944
944
1088
1103
734
Height of load compartment opening [mm]
614
555
766
775
–
Wheelbase [mm]
2614
2614
2703
2703
2614
Turning circle diameter [m]
11.20
11.20
11.50
11.50 11.20
Technical data
225
Capacities
Engine oil
Engine
Z12XEP,
Z16XER,
Z14XEP
Z16LET,
Z20LER
Z13DTH
Z20LEH,
Z17DTJ,
Z19 DTL,
Z17DTH
Z17DTR,
Z19DT,
Z18XER,
A17DTR,
Z19DTH
A16XER,
A17DTJ
A16LET,
A18XER
including Filter [l]
3.5
4.5
4.25
3.2
5.0
5.4
4.3
between MIN and MAX [l]
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
Fuel tank
Petrol/diesel, nominal capacity [l]
52
226
Technical data
Tyre pressures
Hatchback 3-door / 5-door
Engine
Tyres
Comfort with up to 3 people ECO with up to 3 people
With full load
front
front
rear
front
rear
rear
[kPa/bar](psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi)
Z12XEP 195/65 R 15,
200/2.0 (29)
200/2.0 (29)
250/2.5 (36)
250/2.5 (36)
210/2.1 (30)
250/2.5 (36)
230/2.3 (33)
210/2.1 (30)
–
–
250/2.5 (36)
290/2.9 (42)
200/2.0 (29)
200/2.0 (29)
250/2.5 (36)
250/2.5 (36)
210/2.1 (30)
250/2.5 (36)
205/55 R 16
Z14XEP 185/65 R 15,
195/60 R 15
195/65 R 15,
205/55 R 16
Technical data
Engine
Tyres
Comfort with up to 3 people ECO with up to 3 people
With full load
front
front
rear
front
rear
227
rear
[kPa/bar](psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi)
Z16XER 185/65 R 15,
230/2.3 (33)
210/2.1 (30)
–
–
250/2.5 (36)
290/2.9 (42)
200/2.0 (29)
200/2.0 (29)
250/2.5 (36)
250/2.5 (36)
210/2.1 (30)
250/2.5 (36)
230/2.3 (33)
210/2.1 (30)
270/2.7 (39)
250/2.5 (36)
250/2.5 (36)
290/2.9 (42)
270/2.7 (39)
250/2.5 (36)
–
–
280/2.8 (41)
310/3.1 (45)
195/60 R 15,
215/45 R 17,
225/40 R 18
195/65 R 15,
205/55 R 16,
225/45 R 17
Z16LET
205/55 R 16,
225/45 R 17
215/45 R 17,
225/40 R 18
228
Engine
Technical data
Tyres
Comfort with up to 3 people ECO with up to 3 people
With full load
front
front
rear
front
rear
rear
[kPa/bar](psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi)
Z18XER 185/65 R 15,
230/2.3 (33)
210/2.1 (30)
–
–
250/2.5 (36)
290/2.9 (42)
200/2.0 (29)
200/2.0 (29)
250/2.5 (36)
250/2.5 (36)
210/2.1 (30)
250/2.5 (36)
230/2.3 (33)
210/2.1 (30)
270/2.7 (39)
250/2.5 (36)
250/2.5 (36)
290/2.9 (42)
270/2.7 (39)
250/2.5 (36)
–
–
280/2.8 (41)
310/3.1 (45)
195/60 R 15,
215/45 R 17,
225/40 R 18
195/65 R 15,
205/55 R 16,
225/45 R 17
Z20LER 205/55 R 16,
225/45 R 17
215/45 R 17,
225/40 R 18
Technical data
Engine
Tyres
Comfort with up to 3 people ECO with up to 3 people
With full load
front
front
rear
front
rear
229
rear
[kPa/bar](psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi)
Z20LEH 205/50 R 177),
240/2.4 (35)
240/2.4 (35)
–
–
250/2.5 (36)
290/2.9 (42)
225/40 R 18
260/2.6 (38)
240/2.4 (35)
–
–
280/2.8 (41)
320/3.2 (46)
Z13DTH 185/65 R 15,
230/2.3 (33)
210/2.1 (30)
–
–
250/2.5 (36)
290/2.9 (42)
210/2.1 (30)
210/2.1 (30)
250/2.5 (36)
250/2.5 (36)
250/2.5 (36)
290/2.9 (42)
225/40 ZR 18,
235/35 ZR 19,
225/45 R 178)
195/60 R 15
195/65 R 15,
205/55 R 16
7)
8)
Only permitted as winter tyres.
To guarantee a correct speed display, the electronic speedometer must be reprogrammed.
230
Engine
Technical data
Tyres
Comfort with up to 3 people ECO with up to 3 people
With full load
front
front
rear
front
rear
rear
[kPa/bar](psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi)
Z17DTH 195/65 R 15,
210/2.1 (30)
210/2.1 (30)
250/2.5 (36)
250/2.5 (36)
250/2.5 (36)
290/2.9 (42)
250/2.5 (36)
230/2.3 (33)
–
–
260/2.6 (38)
300/3.0 (43)
230/2.3 (33)
210/2.1 (30)
270/2.7 (39)
250/2.5 (36)
250/2.5 (36)
290/2.9 (42)
250/2.5 (36)
230/2.3 (33)
–
–
260/2.6 (38)
300/3.0 (43)
230/2.3 (33)
210/2.1 (30)
270/2.7 (39)
250/2.5 (36)
250/2.5 (36)
290/2.9 (42)
250/2.5 (36)
230/2.3 (33)
–
–
260/2.6 (38)
300/3.0 (43)
205/55 R 16,
225/45 R 17
215/45 R 17,
225/40 R 18
A17DTJ 195/65 R 15,
205/55 R 16,
225/45 R 17
215/45 R 17,
225/40 R 18
A17DTR 205/55 R 16
225/45 R 17
215/45 R 17,
225/40 R 18
Technical data
Engine
Tyres
Comfort with up to 3 people ECO with up to 3 people
With full load
front
front
rear
front
rear
231
rear
[kPa/bar](psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi)
Z17DTJ
195/65 R 15,
230/2.3 (33)
210/2.1 (30)
290/2.9 (42)
270/2.7 (39)
250/2.5 (36)
290/2.9 (42)
205/55 R 16,
230/2.3 (33)
210/2.1 (30)
270/2.7 (39)
250/2.5 (36)
250/2.5 (36)
290/2.9 (42)
250/2.5 (36)
230/2.3 (33)
–
–
260/2.6 (38)
300/3.0 (43)
230/2.3 (33)
210/2.1 (30)
270/2.7 (39)
250/2.5 (36)
250/2.5 (36)
290/2.9 (42)
250/2.5 (36)
230/2.3 (33)
–
–
260/2.6 (38)
300/3.0 (43)
230/2.3 (33)
210/2.1 (30)
290/2.9 (42)
270/2.7 (39)
250/2.5 (36)
290/2.9 (42)
225/45 R 17
215/45 R17,
225/40 R 18
Z17DTR 205/55 R 16,
225/45 R 17
215/45 R 17,
225/40 R 18
Z17DTJ9) 185/65 R 15,
195/60 R 15,
195/65 R 15,
205/55 R 16
9)
Model with pollutant reduction.
232
Engine
Technical data
Tyres
Comfort with up to 3 people ECO with up to 3 people
With full load
front
front
rear
front
rear
rear
[kPa/bar](psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi)
Z19DTL, 205/55 R 16,
Z19DT, 225/45 R 17
Z19DTH
215/45 R 17,
230/2.3 (33)
210/2.1 (30)
270/2.7 (39)
250/2.5 (36)
250/2.5 (36)
290/2.9 (42)
270/2.7 (39)
250/2.5 (36)
–
–
280/2.8 (41)
310/3.1 (45)
420/4.2 (61)
420/4.2 (61)
–
–
420/4.2 (61)
420/4.2 (61)
225/40 R 18
all
Temporary spare
wheel
Estate
Engine
Tyres
Comfort with up to 3 people ECO with up to 3 people
With full load
front
front
rear
front
rear
rear
[kPa/bar](psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi)
Z14XEP 185/65 R 15,
230/2.3 (33)
210/2.1 (30)
–
–
250/2.5 (36)
290/2.9 (42)
200/2.0 (29)
200/2.0 (29)
250/2.5 (36)
250/2.5 (36)
210/2.1 (30)
260/2.6 (38)
195/60 R 15
195/65 R 15,
205/55 R 16
Technical data
Engine
Tyres
Comfort with up to 3 people ECO with up to 3 people
With full load
front
front
rear
front
rear
233
rear
[kPa/bar](psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi)
Z16XER 185/65 R 15,
230/2.3 (33)
210/2.1 (30)
–
–
250/2.5 (36)
290/2.9 (42)
200/2.0 (29)
200/2.0 (29)
250/2.5 (36)
250/2.5 (36)
210/2.1 (30)
260/2.6 (38)
230/2.3 (33)
210/2.1 (30)
270/2.7 (39)
250/2.5 (36)
250/2.5 (36)
290/2.9 (42)
270/2.7 (39)
250/2.5 (36)
–
–
280/2.8 (41)
310/3.1 (45)
195/60 R 15,
215/45 R 17,
225/40 R 18
195/65 R 15,
205/55 R 16,
225/45 R 17
Z16LET 205/55 R 16,
225/45 R 17
215/45 R 17,
225/40 R 18
234
Engine
Technical data
Tyres
Comfort with up to 3 people ECO with up to 3 people
With full load
front
front
rear
front
rear
rear
[kPa/bar](psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi)
Z18XER 185/65 R 15,
230/2.3 (33)
210/2.1 (30)
–
–
250/2.5 (36)
290/2.9 (42)
200/2.0 (29)
200/2.0 (29)
250/2.5 (36)
250/2.5 (36)
210/2.1 (30)
260/2.6 (38)
230/2.3 (33)
210/2.1 (30)
270/2.7 (39)
250/2.5 (36)
250/2.5 (36)
290/2.9 (42)
270/2.7 (39)
250/2.5 (36)
–
–
280/2.8 (41)
310/3.1 (45)
195/60 R 15,
215/45 R 17,
225/40 R 18
195/65 R 15,
205/55 R 16,
225/45 R 17
Z20LER 205/55 R 16,
225/45 R 17
215/45 R 17,
225/40 R 18
Technical data
Engine
Tyres
Comfort with up to 3 people ECO with up to 3 people
With full load
front
front
rear
front
rear
235
rear
[kPa/bar](psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi)
Z13DTH 185/65 R 15,
230/2.3 (33)
210/2.1 (30)
–
–
250/2.5 (36)
290/2.9 (42)
210/2.1 (30)
210/2.1 (30)
250/2.5 (36)
250/2.5 (36)
250/2.5 (36)
290/2.9 (42)
210/2.1 (30)
210/2.1 (30)
250/2.5 (36)
250/2.5 (36)
250/2.5 (36)
290/2.9 (42)
250/2.5 (36)
230/2.3 (33)
–
–
260/2.6 (38)
300/3.0 (43)
230/2.3 (33)
210/2.1 (30)
270/2.7 (39)
250/2.5 (36)
250/2.5 (36)
290/2.9 (42)
250/2.5 (36)
230/2.3 (33)
–
–
260/2.6 (38)
300/3.0 (43)
195/60 R 15
195/65 R 15,
205/55 R 16
Z17DTH 195/65 R 15,
205/55 R 16,
225/45 R 17
215/45 R 17,
225/40 R 18
A17DTJ 195/65 R 15,
205/55 R 16,
225/45 R 17
215/45 R 17,
225/40 R 18
236
Engine
Technical data
Tyres
Comfort with up to 3 people ECO with up to 3 people
With full load
front
front
rear
front
rear
rear
[kPa/bar](psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi)
A17DTR 205/55 R 16
230/2.3 (33)
210/2.1 (30)
270/2.7 (39)
250/2.5 (36)
250/2.5 (36)
290/2.9 (42)
250/2.5 (36)
230/2.3 (33)
–
–
260/2.6 (38)
300/3.0 (43)
230/2.3 (33)
210/2.1 (30)
270/2.7 (39)
250/2.5 (36)
250/2.5 (36)
290/2.9 (42)
250/2.5 (36)
230/2.3 (33)
–
–
260/2.6 (38)
300/3.0 (43)
230/2.3 (33)
210/2.1 (30)
290/2.9 (42)
270/2.7 (39)
250/2.5 (36)
290/2.9 (42)
225/45 R 17
215/45 R 17,
225/40 R 18
Z17DTJ, 195/65 R 15,
Z17DTR 205/55 R 16,
225/45 R 17
215/45 R 17,
225/40 R 18
Z17DTJ 185/65 R 15,
195/60 R 15,
195/65 R 15,
205/55 R 16
Technical data
Engine
Tyres
Comfort with up to 3 people ECO with up to 3 people
With full load
front
front
rear
front
rear
237
rear
[kPa/bar](psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi)
Z19DTL, 205/55 R 16,
Z19DT, 225/45 R 17
Z19DTH
215/45 R 17,
230/2.3 (33)
210/2.1 (30)
270/2.7 (39)
250/2.5 (36)
250/2.5 (36)
290/2.9 (42)
270/2.7 (39)
250/2.5 (36)
–
–
280/2.8 (41)
310/3.1 (45)
420/4.2 (61)
420/4.2 (61)
–
–
420/4.2 (61)
420/4.2 (61)
225/40 R 18
all
Temporary spare
wheel
Van
Engine
Tyres
Comfort with up to 3 people ECO with up to 3 people
With full load
front
front
rear
front
rear
rear
[kPa/bar](psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi)
Z14XEP 185/65 R 15,
230/2.3 (33)
210/2.1 (30)
–
–
250/2.5 (36)
290/2.9 (42)
200/2.0 (29)
200/2.0 (29)
250/2.5 (36)
250/2.5 (36)
210/2.1 (30)
260/2.6 (38)
195/60 R 15
195/65 R 15,
205/55 R 16
238
Engine
Technical data
Tyres
Comfort with up to 3 people ECO with up to 3 people
With full load
front
front
rear
front
rear
rear
[kPa/bar](psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi)
Z13DTH 185/65 R 15,
230/2.3 (33)
210/2.1 (30)
–
–
250/2.5 (36)
290/2.9 (42)
210/2.1 (30)
210/2.1 (30)
250/2.5 (36)
250/2.5 (36)
250/2.5 (36)
290/2.9 (42)
210/2.1 (30)
210/2.1 (30)
250/2.5 (36)
250/2.5 (36)
250/2.5 (36)
290/2.9 (42)
250/2.5 (36)
230/2.3 (33)
–
–
260/2.6 (38)
300/3.0 (43)
Z17DTJ, 195/65 R 15,
Z17DTR 205/55 R 16
230/2.3 (33)
210/2.1 (30)
270/2.7 (39)
250/2.5 (36)
250/2.5 (36)
290/2.9 (42)
Z19DTL, 205/55 R 16,
Z19DT, 225/45 R 17
Z19DTH
215/45 R 17,
230/2.3 (33)
210/2.1 (30)
270/2.7 (39)
250/2.5 (36)
250/2.5 (36)
290/2.9 (42)
270/2.7 (39)
250/2.5 (36)
–
–
280/2.8 (41)
310/3.1 (45)
195/60 R 15
195/65 R 15,
205/55 R 16
Z17DTH 195/65 R 15,
205/55 R 16,
225/45 R 17
215/45 R 17,
225/40 R 18
Technical data
Engine
Tyres
Comfort with up to 3 people ECO with up to 3 people
With full load
front
front
rear
front
rear
239
rear
[kPa/bar](psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi)
225/40 R 18
all
Temporary spare
wheel
420/4.2 (61)
420/4.2 (61)
–
–
420/4.2 (61)
420/4.2 (61)
TwinTop
Engine
Tyres
Comfort with up to 3 people ECO with up to 3 people
With full load
front
front
rear
front
rear
rear
[kPa/bar](psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi)
Z16XER 225/40 R 18
230/2.3 (33)
210/2.1 (30)
–
–
240/2.4 (35)
280/2.8 (41)
205/55 R 16,
210/2.1 (30)
210/2.1 (30)
250/2.5 (36)
250/2.5 (36)
220/2.2 (32)
260/2.6 (38)
230/2.3 (33)
210/2.1 (30)
–
–
240/2.4 (35)
280/2.8 (41)
250/2.5 (36)
230/2.3 (33)
–
–
260/2.6 (38)
300/3.0 (43)
225/45 R 17
Z16LET 205/55 R 16,
225/45 R 17
225/40 R 18
240
Engine
Technical data
Tyres
Comfort with up to 3 people ECO with up to 3 people
With full load
front
front
rear
front
rear
rear
[kPa/bar](psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi)
Z18XER 205/55 R 16,
210/2.1 (30)
210/2.1 (30)
250/2.5 (36)
250/2.5 (36)
220/2.2 (32)
260/2.6 (38)
225/40 R 18
230/2.3 (33)
210/2.1 (30)
–
–
240/2.4 (35)
280/2.8 (41)
Z19DTH 205/55 R 16,
230/2.3 (33)
210/2.1 (30)
–
–
240/2.4 (35)
280/2.8 (41)
225/40 R 18
250/2.5 (36)
230/2.3 (33)
–
–
260/2.6 (38)
300/3.0 (43)
Z20LER 205/55 R 16,
250/2.5 (36)
230/2.3 (33)
–
–
260/2.6 (38)
300/3.0 (43)
225/40 R 18
260/2.6 (38)
240/2.4 (35)
–
–
270/2.7 (39)
310/3.1 (45)
Temporary spare
wheel
420/4.2 (61)
420/4.2 (61)
–
–
420/4.2 (61)
420/4.2 (61)
225/45 R 17
225/45 R 17
225/45 R 17
all
Technical data
Towing hitch installation dimensions
Hatchback
241
242
Technical data
Estate, Van
Technical data
TwinTop
243
244
Customer information
Customer information
Vehicle data recording and
privacy ....................................... 244
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 modules in your vehicle
systems that have an event data
recording function such as the airbag
control module.
The systems may record diagnostic
data about the condition of the vehicle
(e.g. oil level or vehicle mileage) and
information how it was operated (e.g.
engine speed, brake application and
seat belt usage).
To read this data, special equipment
and access to the vehicle is required.
Some diagnostic data is electronically
fed into Vauxhall global systems
when the vehicle is serviced in
a workshop, in order to document the
service history of the vehicle. This
enables the workshop to offer you
efficient maintenance and repair,
tailored to your individual vehicle,
each time you bring it back to the
workshop.
The manufacturer will not access
driver’s behavior related information
about a crash event or share it with
others except:
■ with the consent of the vehicle
owner or, if the vehicle is leased, of
the lessee
■ in response to an official request of
police or similar government office
■ as part of the manufacturer’s
defense in case of legal
proceedings
■ as required by law
Customer information
In addition, the manufacturer may use
the collected or received diagnostic
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
Radio Frequency
Identification (RFID)
RFID technology is used in some
vehicles for functions such as tyre
pressure monitoring and ignition
system security. It is also used in
connection with conveniences such
as radio remote controls for door
locking/unlocking and starting, and invehicle transmitters for garage door
openers. RFID technology in
Vauxhall vehicles does not use or
record personal information or link
with any other Vauxhall system
containing personal information.
245
246
Index
A
Accessories and vehicle
modifications .......................... 155
Active head restraints................... 46
Adaptive forward lighting ..... 97, 115
Adjustable air vents ................... 126
Airbag, belt tensioners and antiroll bars..................................... 92
Airbag system .............................. 55
Air conditioning regular
operation ................................ 127
Air conditioning system .............. 121
Air intake .................................... 127
Air vents...................................... 126
Antilock brake system ................ 142
Antilock brake system (ABS) ....... 94
Anti-theft alarm system ........ 29, 107
Anti-theft locking system .............. 28
Appearance care........................ 197
Apply footbrake ............................ 97
Armrest .................................. 50, 51
Armrest storage ........................... 66
Ashtrays ....................................... 87
Automatic anti-dazzle .................. 33
Automatic climate control
system .................................... 122
Automatic level control .............. 145
Automatic light control ............... 113
Automatic transmission ............. 132
Auxiliary heater........................... 126
B
Battery ....................................... 160
Battery discharge protection ...... 119
Battery voltage ........................... 106
Board-Info-Display ....................... 98
Bonnet ....................................... 156
Brake and clutch fluid................. 202
Brake and clutch system ............. 94
Brake assist ............................... 143
Brake fluid .................................. 159
Brake light switch ....................... 106
Brakes ............................... 142, 159
Breakdown.................................. 195
Bulb replacement ....................... 162
C
Capacities .................................. 225
Cargo management system ........ 72
Car Pass ...................................... 19
Catalytic converter ..................... 132
Central locking system ................ 24
Centre console lighting .............. 118
Changing tyre and wheel size . . . 186
Charging system .......................... 93
Child locks ................................... 27
Child restraint installation
locations ................................... 60
247
Child restraints with
transponders ............................ 63
Child restraint systems ................ 58
Cigarette lighter ........................... 87
Climate control ............................. 14
Climate control systems............. 120
Clock ............................................ 85
Continuous damping control ...... 145
Control indicators.......................... 90
Control of the vehicle ................. 128
Controls........................................ 82
Convex shape .............................. 31
Coolant and antifreeze............... 202
Cruise control ...................... 98, 145
Cupholders .................................. 65
Curtain airbag system .................. 57
Curve lighting.............................. 115
D
Danger, Warnings and Cautions . . . 3
Daytime running lights ............... 115
Deflation detection system and
tyre pressure monitoring
system....................................... 95
Diesel fuel system bleeding ....... 161
Diesel particle filter .................... 131
Door open .................................... 98
Doors............................................ 27
Drain diesel fuel filter ................. 106
Driving characteristics and
towing tips .............................. 150
Driving hints................................ 128
E
Easytronic................................... 138
Electric adjustment ...................... 31
Electrical system......................... 175
Electronic climate control
system .................................... 123
Electronic driving programmes .
........................................ 135, 139
Electronic Stability Program 95, 143
End-of-life vehicle recovery ....... 156
Engine compartment fuse box ... 176
Engine coolant ........................... 158
Engine coolant temperature ........ 95
Engine cooling level .................. 106
Engine data ............................... 210
Engine exhaust .......................... 131
Engine oil ................... 157, 202, 207
Engine oil pressure ...................... 96
Entry lighting .............................. 118
Event data recorders.................. 244
Exit lighting ................................ 119
Exterior care .............................. 197
Exterior light ................................. 97
Exterior lighting .................... 12, 113
Exterior mirrors............................. 31
F
Fault ................................... 136, 140
First aid......................................... 78
First aid kit ................................... 78
Fixed air vents ........................... 126
Fog light ....................................... 98
Fog lights ................................... 167
Folding ......................................... 32
Folding tray .................................. 77
Front airbag system ..................... 55
Front fog lights ........................... 116
Front seats.................................... 47
Front turn signal light.................. 162
Front turn signal lights ............... 167
Fuel............................................. 147
Fuel consumption - CO2Emissions ............................... 149
Fuel for diesel engines .............. 148
Fuel for petrol engines ............... 147
Fuel gauge ................................... 90
Fuses ......................................... 175
G
Gauges......................................... 89
General information ................... 150
Glovebox ..................................... 65
Graphic-Info-Display, ColourInfo-Display ............................ 101
248
H
Halogen headlights .................... 162
Hand brake......................... 142, 143
Hazard warning flashers ............ 115
Headlight flash ........................... 114
Headlight range adjustment ...... 114
Headlights................................... 113
Headlights when driving abroad 114
Head restraint adjustment ............. 8
Head restraints ............................ 45
Heated ......................................... 32
Heated rear window ..................... 36
Heating ........................................ 51
Heating and ventilation system . 120
High beam ........................... 97, 114
Hill start assist ........................... 143
Horn ....................................... 13, 83
I
Identification plate ..................... 206
Ignition switch positions ............. 129
Immobiliser .................................. 30
Indicators...................................... 89
Information displays...................... 98
Instrument cluster ........................ 89
Instrument panel illumination ..... 175
Instrument panel illumination
control .................................... 117
Instrument panel overview ........... 10
Interactive driving system........... 144
Interactive driving system,
continuous damping control,
sport mode................................ 96
Interior care ............................... 199
Interior lighting............................ 117
Interior lights ...................... 117, 174
Interior mirrors.............................. 33
Interruption of power supply .....
........................................ 136, 141
Introduction .................................... 3
Isofix child restraint systems ........ 63
J
Jump starting ............................. 194
K
Loading assist .............................. 74
Loading information ..................... 80
Load rails and hooks ................... 72
Low engine oil level ..................... 96
Low fuel ....................................... 96
M
Malfunction indicator light ............ 93
Manual adjustment ...................... 31
Manual anti-dazzle ...................... 33
Manual mode ..................... 134, 139
Manual transmission .................. 137
Manual transmission automated 138
Memorised settings...................... 21
Mirror adjustment ........................... 9
Misted light covers ..................... 117
N
Keys ............................................. 19
Keys, locks................................... 19
Keys, memorised settings............ 21
New vehicle running-in .............. 128
Number plate light ..................... 173
L
O
Lashing eyes ............................... 72
Lighting ...................................... 107
Lighting features......................... 118
Light switch ................................ 113
Load compartment ................ 27, 66
Load compartment cover ............. 70
Load compartment fuse box ...... 179
Load compartment grille............... 77
Object detection systems........... 146
Odometer ..................................... 89
Oil, engine.......................... 202, 207
Open&Start system ............... 21, 97
Outside temperature .................... 85
Overrun cut-off ........................... 130
249
P
Parking ................................ 17, 130
Parking assist ............................ 146
Parking brake ............................ 143
Parking lights ............................. 116
Particle filter................................ 131
Performance .............................. 213
Performing work ........................ 156
Pollen filter ................................. 127
Power outlets ............................... 86
Power windows ............................ 34
Preheating and diesel particle
filter .......................................... 95
Puncture..................................... 190
Q
Quickheat................................... 126
R
Radio Frequency Identification
(RFID)..................................... 245
Radio remote control ................... 20
Reading lights ............................ 118
Rear fog light ............................... 98
Rear fog lights ........................... 116
Rear seats.................................... 51
Rear window wiper/washer .......... 84
Recommended fluids and
lubricants ........................ 202, 207
Refuelling ................................... 148
Retractable hardtop ..................... 39
Reversing lights ......................... 117
Ride control systems.................. 143
Roof.............................................. 37
Roof rack ..................................... 80
Run-flat tyres ............................. 183
S
Safety net .................................... 75
Seat adjustment ....................... 7, 48
Seat belt ........................................ 8
Seat belt reminder ....................... 92
Seat belts ..................................... 52
Seat folding .................................. 50
Seat occupancy recognition . . 57, 92
Seat position ................................ 47
Selector lever ..................... 133, 138
Service ............................... 127, 201
Service display ............................ 90
Service information .................... 201
Service vehicle soon .................... 93
Side airbag system ...................... 56
Sidelights.................................... 113
Side turn signal lights ................ 173
Spare wheel ............................... 192
Speedometer ............................... 89
Sport mode .......................... 94, 144
Starting and operating................ 128
Starting off ................................... 16
Starting the engine ............ 129, 138
Steering wheel adjustment ...... 9, 82
Steering wheel controls ............... 82
Stop watch ................................. 112
Storage......................................... 65
Storage compartments................. 65
Sunglasses storage ..................... 66
Sunroof ........................................ 37
Sunvisor lights ........................... 118
Sun visors .................................... 36
Symbols ......................................... 4
T
Tachometer ................................. 89
Tail lights ................................... 167
Three-point seat belt .................... 53
Tools .......................................... 182
Top-tether child restraint
systems .................................... 63
Towing................................ 150, 195
Towing another vehicle ............. 196
Towing equipment ..................... 151
Towing hitch installation
dimensions ............................. 241
Towing the vehicle ..................... 195
Trailer coupling........................... 150
Trailer stability assist ................. 154
Trailer towing ............................. 150
Transmission ............................... 15
Transmission display ......... 132, 138
Tread depth ............................... 186
250
Trip computer in Board-InfoDisplay ................................... 108
Trip computer in Graphic-InfoDisplay or Colour-InfoDisplay ................................... 109
Triple-Info-Display ....................... 98
Trip odometer .............................. 89
Turn and lane-change signals ... 116
Turn signal ................................... 92
Tyre chains ................................ 187
Tyre deflation detection system . 186
Tyre designations ...................... 184
Tyre pressure .................... 107, 184
Tyre pressure monitoring
system .................................... 185
Tyre pressures ................... 112, 226
Tyre repair kit ............................. 188
Tyres .......................................... 182
U
Ultrasonic parking assist .............. 94
Using this manual .......................... 3
V
Vehicle checks............................ 156
Vehicle data................................ 207
Vehicle data recording and
privacy..................................... 244
Vehicle dimensions .................... 224
Vehicle Identification Number .... 205
Vehicle jack................................ 182
Vehicle messages ..................... 105
Vehicle security............................ 28
Vehicle specific data ...................... 3
Vehicle storage........................... 155
Vehicle tools............................... 182
Vehicle unlocking ........................... 6
Vehicle weight ........................... 219
Ventilation................................... 120
W
Warning chimes ......................... 105
Warning lights............................... 89
Warning triangle .......................... 78
Washer and wiper systems ......... 13
Washer fluid ............................... 159
Washer fluid level ...................... 107
Wheel changing ......................... 190
Wheel covers ............................. 187
Wheels and tyres ....................... 182
Windows....................................... 33
Windscreen................................... 33
Windscreen wiper/washer ........... 83
Winter mode ................................ 94
Winter tyres ............................... 183
Wiper blade replacement .......... 161
X
Xenon headlights ....................... 165