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BYD F7-1, F7-2, F7-3 Owner’s Manual
BYD F7-1, F7-2, F7-3
Owner’s Manual
BYD F7-1, F7-2, F7-3 Owner’s Manual
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Dear Customers,
Because of your concern, some of our services have higher standard than the industry; because of your suggestions, we
constantly pursue better service. In order to provide you with excellent services, we are committed to:
1. Smile is on my face and passion is in my body all the time;
2. I will give you a clean environment for rest;
3. I will welcome you immediately when you enter into the store;
4. I will evaluate the machine repair items before maintenance; give the final price of maintenance item immediately;
perform the new items after your confirmation; before checking out, I will check one by one again with you;
5. I will estimate the maintenance time and follow up closely; in case of any delay, I will inform you immediately. If you
want to check the maintenance progress, I will replay to you within 10 minutes;
6. In the maintenance process, I will use six sets of interior protection and three sets of exterior protection for your car;
7. Provide genuine original parts, and do not mix the false with the genuine;
8. Whether you have any questions or needs, I will reply as soon as possible;
9. I will pay a return visit in three days to ensure the normal driving of your car;
10. Any suggestion or advice is appreciated. I will record each of your complaints, and address actively.
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Whole-vehicle Performance Parameters of BYD F7
Product Model and Name
Dimensions
Wheelbase
Track
Tire Size
Approach
Angle (full
load)
Departure
Angle (full
load)
Front/Rear
Overhang
Passengers
Maximum
Gradeability
Maximum
Speed
Engine Model
K×W×H mm (millimeter)
Mm (millimeter)
Mm (millimeter)
F7-2
MT
4860×1825×1463
2745
1555
205/60R16 215/50R17
°(degree)
14
°(degree)
16
mm (millimeter)
1025/1090
F7-3
DCT
5
%
35
km/h (kilometer/hour)
185
200
BYD476ZQA
In-line 4-cylinder, turbocharged, direct fuel
injection, dual overhead cam DOHC
ml (milliliter)
BYD483QB
In-line 4-cylinder,
water cooled, dual
overhead cam
1991
(kW/rpm)
95/5800
104/5400
Pattern
Displacement
Maximum
engine net
power
F7-1
MT
1497
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Rated Torque
combined fuel
economy
Emission Level
Quality
Parameters
(kg)
(kW/rpm)
172/ 4300
L/100km
9.3
Curb Weight
Maximum Allowable Total
Mass
Front axle
No
Distribu
load
Rear axle
tion of
Axle
Front axle
Full
Load
load
Rear axle
Dynamic Wheel Balancing Requirement
1
230/2200
8.8
8.5
Euro IV
1500
Euro IV
1500
1975
1975
880
885
620
615
1000
1005
975
970
After attaching balance weight on each side of the wheel assembly, the
measured imbalance should be less than 5g
BYD F7-1, F7-2, F7-3 Owner’s Manual
Preface
Thank you for choosing BYD F7. For better use and maintenance, please do read this manual carefully. If you
have any question, please contact BYD sales and service station for help. For details, please visit
http://www.bydauto.com.cn/service/manual/index.php.
BYD F7 adopts electrical fuel injection (EFI) engine. The wiring harness is complicated, so, without permission,
please do NOT add electrical appliances such as anti -theft systems, audio equipment, xenon headlights, etc. to
the AUTO; also use genuine original part s of BYD; otherwise the failure caused by it will not be covered by the
“Warranty" of BYD; to avoid losses caused by vehicle accidents, we recommend that you cast the “spontaneous
combustion insurance” and "robbery and theft insurance". Meanwhile, in order to better protect your car and
avoid the loss of valuables, do not put valuables in the car.
This manual is intended to help you use the product properly and does not represent any instructions on the
product configuration. For product configuration, plea se refer to contracts related to this product (if any) or
contact the seller. The illustrations provided in this manual are for reference only. Actual auto may differ in
appearance.
BYD Auto Co., Ltd. reserves the right for revising technical characteristi cs and contents of this manual without
prior notice.
Please follow strictly the instructions where “Safety Friendly Tips” and “Auto Damage” are indicated in this
manual to avoid the possibility of injuries or damages.
The notice types and their purposes ar e as follows
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Friendly Tips
Safety Sign
Precautions to avoid vehicle damage or personal injury
Warning
Precautions to be followed to make maintenance easier
The safety sign indicated by the figure above
means “Do NOT do so” or “Do NOT let it happen”.
Thank you for choosing BYD F7. Your valuables comments and proposals will be warmly welcomed. To pr ovide
you with better services, please provide accurate contact information. In case of any changes, please contact
BYD sales and service station for update; please register and get the license as soon as possible, and pay close
attention to relevant national laws and regulations.
For car usage information exchange, please visit BYD Auto Club forum: http://club.bydauto.com/bbs/
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Contents
Chapter 1 Instrument and Controller Operation………………………………………………………………………………..……1-1
Chapter 2 Driving Tips …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………2-1
Chapter 3 Starting and Driving………………………………………………………………………………………………………...3-1
Chapter 4 Exterior Maintenance……………………………………………………………………………………….…………...…4-1
Chapter 5 Maintenance Notice………………………………………………………………………………………………………...5-1
Chapter 6 Self Maintenance………………………………………………………………………………………………….......……6-1
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Vehicle Identification of BYD F7
Vehicle Identification Number
Several vehicle identification number
labels are pasted respectively on the
vehicle.
1. Engine model/engine number is
printed on the engine block.
2. The transmission number is on the
nameplate at the top of the
transmission.
Do not confuse the transmission
number and engine number.
483QB engine
Engine model
Manual
transmission
number
1
Engine model
Manual
transmissi
on model
The vehicle nameplate is nailed
on the support of the left front
shock absorber, and is marked
with the vehicle identification
number (VIN), engine type,
vehicle type, engine
displacement, maximum design
mass, date of manufacture, etc.
476ZQA engine
Vehicle identification
number (VIN)
Vehicle identification
number (VIN)
Engine model
DCT
transmissi
on model
3. The vehicle identification number
(VIN) is marked on the rear
partition of the engine compartment
and the nameplate above the
instrument panel in the lower left of
the front windshield.
Vehicle nameplate
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Airbag sign
Tire pressure sign
Fuel tank No.
The fuel grade sign is pasted inside
the filler cap
Airbag sign is pasted on the right sun
visor
Tire pressure sign is below the left B
column
Coolant
sign
Front passenger
airbag sign
Cooling fan sign
The cooling fan sign and engine
coolant replacement sign are pasted
inside the engine room
Front passenger airbag sign is pasted
on the right of upper guard panel of
the instrument panel
Child protection device
Child protection device sign is pasted
below rear door striker
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Chapter 1
Instrument and Controller Operation
Combination Instrument……………………………………..1-2
Keys……………………………………………………………1-5
Doors………………………………………………………....1-12
Seats……………………………………………………...….1-13
Seat Belt……………………………………………………..1-22
Airbag…………………………………...………...……….....1-24
Steering Wheel……………………………………...….…...1-30
Electric Rearview Mirror…………………..………..……....1-31
Sunroof……………………………………………..………...1-33
Left Info Display…………………………………………......1-34
Right Info Display………………….…………………….…..1-35
Automatic Air-conditioner Panel……………………….......1-42
Parking Assistant Module (optional) ………………….…..1-44
Parking Imaging System (optional) …………………..…...1-47
Cigarette Lighter Note ………………………………….......1-49
Fatigue Warning System (optional)………………….…….1-49
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Chapter 1 Instrument and Controller Operation
Combination Instrument
1. Left info display
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2. Speedometer
3. Right info display
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Indication Signs on the Combination Instrument
Braking system warning light *
Door and luggage
compartment status indicator *
Driver’s seat belt indicator *
SRS warning light *
Charging system warning light *
Front passenger's airbag
working indicator (optional)
Low engine oil pressure indicator *
Side light indicator
Engine fault indicator *
High beam indicator
Intelligence key system warning light
*
Steering indicator
ABS system warning light *
Tire pressure warning light
(optional) *
High coolant temperature warning
light*
Rear fog light indicator
Electronic control system warning
light *
Low fuel level warning light
Vehicle stability control system
warning light (optional) *
Main cruise indicator light
(optional)
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ESP OFF warning light (optional)
Cruise control indicator light
(optional)
Anti-theft indicator
Headlight adjustment indicator
*
Main alarm indicator
The items marked with “*” are maintenance prompt indicators; when illuminated, please park and check immediately, and
contact BYD sales and service station if necessary.
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Keys
F7 is provided with three types of
keys: remote control key, key card
and hanging key. Each key
contains intelligence key and
mechanical part (the mechanical
part of the hanging key is in the
inside, and the shell should be
opened to take it out)
Hanging key
Key card
Warning
Remote control key
Obey the following precautions
when use the intelligence keys:

People implanted with
cardiac pacemakers or
cardiac defibrillators
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


should stay away from the
antenna of smart entry and
starting system, because
the electromagnetic waves
will affect the normal use
of such devices.
In addition to implanted
cardiac pacemakers and
cardiac defibrillators,
people should also
consult the manufacturer
for the information of
electromagnetic wave
influence when use other
electronic medical
devices. The
electromagnetic wave may
cause unpredictable
consequences to such
medical devices.
Do attach any object that
may cut off the
electromagnetic waves
(e.g. metal seals)
Do not knock at other
objects with the
intelligence keys.
Do not put the intelligence
keys under high
temperature for a long
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
time, e.g. instrument panel
or engine hood under
direct sunlight.
Do not immerse the
intelligence keys in water
or wash in ultrasonic
scrubber.
Do not put the intelligence
keys together with devices
that emit electromagnetic
waves, e.g. mobile phone.
Key number plate
The key number is indicated on the
number plate; please keep the
number plate properly; do not put it
in the car.
If you have lost the key or need a spare
key, please provide the key number
and ask BYD sales and service station
to copy the key. BYD recommends that
you write down the key number and
store it in a safe place.
Wireless remote control
Intelligence key
1. Locking switch
2. Unlocking switch
3. Luggage compartment unlocking
switch
4. Mechanical key
5. Indicator light
The wireless remote control system
is designed to lock/unlock all side
doors and achieve additional
functions in the distance of about
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1m (meter) from the vehicle; only
valid for intelligence key.
Intelligence key is an electronic
component. Please follow the
instructions below to avoid
damaging the key.

Do not put the key at any
place with high temperature,
e.g. the instrument panel.

Do not disassemble the key.

Do not knock at other object
with the key or drop it onto the
ground.

Do not immerse the key in
water.
If the intelligence key can’t operate
in normal distance, or the indicator
light is dim or off:

Check whether there is radio
station or radio transmitter of
the airport that interferes with
the normal operation of
intelligence key.

The battery may be run out.
Check the battery in the
intelligence key.
If you have lost the intelligence key,
please contact BYD sales and
service station as soon as possible to
avoid your car being stolen or
accidents.
Locking operation
Lock
Unlock
Lock
Lock
Unlock
Lock
Unlocking
operation
To lock/unlock all doors, press the
switch on the key slightly.
Locking: Press the locking switch to
lock all the doors. At this moment, the
steering signal lamps flash once.
Check whether all doors have been
locked. If one of the doors isn’t closed,
it is unlocked immediately after locked
with the locking switch, and the
annunciator sounds once.
Unlocking: Press the unlocking switch
to unlock all doors, and the steering
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lamps flash twice.
Intelligence key controls the
glass lifting of the four doors
1. Press and hold the remote
control locking key for three
seconds and the glass of the
four doors ascends
automatically; release the key,
and the glass stops moving.
2. Press and hold the remote
control unlocking key for three
seconds and the glass of the
four doors descends
automatically; release the key,
and the glass stops moving.
If the indicator of “Start/Stop” is
orange, the doors can’t be
locked/unlocked with the
locking/unlocking switch.
When unlock all doors with the key,
the lamps in the car illuminate for
15 seconds and then go out, even if
the doors aren’t opened.
After using the unlocking function of
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the intelligence key, please open any of
the doors in 30 seconds, or else all
doors will be locked again. If you press
and hold the locking or unlocking
switch, the locking or unlocking
function won’t be repeated. You need
to release and press the switch again.
the location of the vehicle, please use
this function to locate the vehicle.
When the vehicle is in locating state,
press the locking switch again, and
re-enter the locating state.
Car locating operation
Press and hold the luggage
compartment unlocking switch for
1.5sec to open the luggage
compartment, and the steering lamps
flash twice.
Car locating
When the vehicle is in security state,
press the locking switch, and the
vehicle sounds and the steering lamps
flash for 15 times. If you can’t confirm
Luggage compartment switch
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Using luggage compartment
micro switch
Rear micro
switch
the rear micro switch to lock all
doors, and the luggage
compartment is also locked; at this
moment, the luggage compartment
can’t be opened with the luggage
compartment micro switch.
Start
Stop
Intelligence key entry and starting
function Entry function— lock/unlock
the doors
Luggage compartment
micro switch
Locking/unlocking operation:
1. Unlocking: carry the valid key
and press the rear micro switch
to unlock all doors, and the
luggage compartment is
unlocked; you can press the
luggage compartment micro
switch to open the luggage
compartment;
2. Locking: cover and lock the
luggage compartment, press
Press the switch on the key to
lock/unlock all doors.
Press the locking switch to lock all
doors.
At this moment, the exterior rearview
mirrors are folded, and the steering
lamps flash once. Check whether all
doors are locked firmly.
Starting function— if the intelligence
key is in the car, you can use it to
switch the power mode and start the
engine.
With the intelligence key, you can
lock/unlock the doors and start the
engine.
Steering lock function
When use wireless remote control or
micro switch to lock the doors, the
steering wheel also will be locked.
You can press the “Start/Stop” switch to
release the steering lock automatically.
If the green indicator on the “Start/Stop”
switch flashes, the steering lock is
stuck. To release it, shake the steering
wheel while pressing the “Start/Stop”. If
the orange indicator flashes, the
steering lock has fault. Please ask BYD
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sales and service station to check
the vehicle.
Activation region
The entry function and starting
function are available when the
registered intelligence key is in
activation region.
Entry function activation region
—— within 1m (meter) from the
micro switch of the front outside
door handle. If the intelligence key
is too close to the door handle or
window, the entry function may be not
activated.
In the following cases, the smart entry
and starting system may be unable to
work normally.

If facilities that release strong
electromagnetic waves exist
nearby, such as the TV tower,
power station, radio station,
signal tower.

When the intelligence key and
communication device are carried
together, such as two-way radio
communication equipment or
mobile phone.

When the intelligence key
contacts with or is covered by
metal objects .

When operate door handles
quickly.

When the intelligence key
approaches the door handle.

When other people in another
vehicle nearby is operating the
wireless remote control.
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
When the intelligence key is near
high voltage equipment or
equipment that produces noise.
When the intelligence key is
carried together with the key of
other smart entry and starting
systems or other devices that
emit radio waves. Even in the
active region, due to the smart
key position or body shape, smart
key also may not work properly.
If the smart entry and keyless
starting system doesn’t work
normally and can’t enter the car, use
the mechanical key attached to the
electronic intelligence key to
lock/unlock the door on driver’s side,
or use the wireless remote control
to lock/unlock all doors.
When the intelligence key of other
vehicles approaches the intelligence
key of this car, the time of unlocking will
be longer; however, it is not a fault.
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The exterior rearview mirror
footwell light and rear roof lamp will
illuminate/go out automatically
according to the existence of
intelligence key, door
locking/unlocking, door
opening/closing and power
position.
If the battery of the intelligence
key is used up (vehicle is started
in power down mode), start the
engine in the following step:
1. Step on the brake pedal or
press the “Start/Stop” switch,
the warning light of smart entry
and starting system is
illuminated and the buzzer in
the vehicle rings once.
2. In seconds after the buzzer
rings, approach the electronic
intelligence key to the
“Start/Stop” switch, the buzzer
will ring once again to prompt
that the engine can be started.
3.
Start the engine in five seconds
after the buzzer rings again.
Warning
If the indicator of the
intelligence key doesn’t flash,
and the engine can’t be started
with the starting function, the
battery may be used up. Please
replace the battery as soon as
possible.
Saving battery power
Even if you aren't driving the car, the
key and the car also can communicate.
Therefore, do not leave the key near
the car (within 2m).
If the car isn’t used for a long time, the
battery may be used up. To prevent
battery being used up, disconnect the
negative terminal of the battery.
To reactivate smart entry and
starting system, please take one of
the following methods:

When carry the intelligence key,
press the micro switch of the front
outside door handle.

Perform wireless remote control
operation.
 Insert the mechanical key into the
key hole in the door on driver’s
side and turn the key.
If the intelligence key has been
receiving strong electromagnetic
waves for long time, the battery will be
used up quickly. The intelligence key
should be kept at least 1m away from
the following devices.
● TV set
● PC
● Wireless phone charger
● Electrolier
● Fluorescent lamp
If the smart entry and starting
system can’t work normally due to
system fault, please contact BYD
sales and service station. Please
carry all intelligence keys, which
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may be necessary for the
repairing.

Warning


Without permission, do not
alter the emission
frequency, increase the
emission power (including
but not limited to adding
emission frequency
amplifiers), equip external
antennas or use other
emission antennas.
Use of the intelligence key
should not produce any
harmful interference to any
legal wireless
communication services;
stop use of the intelligence
key immediately if any
interference is found and do
not use it until measures
have been taken and the
interference has been
eliminated.

To use micro-power radio
equipment, you have to
endure the interference of
the various radio services
or radiation interference of
industrial, scientific and
medical devices.
Do not use the intelligence
key near aircrafts or
airports.
Doors
Locking operation
Press the micro switch button of the
outside door handle slowly and firmly,
all doors are locked at the same time,
and the steering lamps flash once.
In the following cases, the doors won’t
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be locked when you press the micro
switch.
 Certain door isn’t closed
 Press the locking button while
opening or closing the door
 The engine isn’t shut down
 The power of the car isn’t cut off
normally (the indicator of “Start/Stop”
key is orange).
 The key is left in the car
Unlocking operation
Press the micro switch button of the
outside door handle slowly and firmly,
all doors are unlocked at the same time,
and the steering lamps flash twice.
After using the unlocking function,
open a door in 30s, or else all doors will
be locked again.
Automatic locking of doors
When the vehicle speed exceeds
2Okm/h, all doors will be locked
automatically.
Rear-door child protection lock
The child protection lock is designed to
prevent the child in the rear seat from
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opening the rear doors
unconsciously. Each rear door is
equipped with a door latch in the
side. When this latch is in LOCK
position, the doors can’t be opened
from inside, no matter where the
holding button is. To open the doors,
use the outside door handles.
Unlock
Lock
Holding
button
Lock
Unlock
Unlock
Warning
Before actuating the auto,
especially when there is any
child in the car, please make sure
the door is closed and locked.
Correct seat belt use and door
lockup is helpful to prevent the
driver and passengers from
being thrown out in case of
accidents and prevent
unexpected opening of the
doors.
Anti-theft system
Enter security state

Shut down the engine;
Let all the passengers get off;
Lock all doors.
When all doors are locked, the
anti-theft indicator is illuminated. After
10 seconds, the anti-theft system will
be set automatically, and then the
anti-theft indicator starts flashing.
Leave the car when the indicator
starts flashing.
Since the system will be activated if the
door is opened from inside, do not let
anybody stay in the car when setting
the system.
Activating alarm
In the following cases, the system will
alarm:

Unlock any of the doors without
the intelligence key entry function.

The car is powered on without the
intelligence key starting function.
Canceling security state
Stop the alarm in the following method:

Use wireless remote control to
unlock the doors.

Use micro switch to unlock the
doors.
Seats


Warning
Seat belts can provide
the maximum
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protection in collision
accidents if the driver
and passengers sit
straight and lean on the
seat backs. If you lean
on the seat back
obliquely, the seat belt
part for the waist may
slide over your hip and
directly exerts pressure
on your belly. In
front-collision
accidents, over
obliquity of the seat
may increase the risk of
human injuries.
Do not drive the car
before all passengers
have been properly
seated. Do not sit on the
upper back part of a
folded seat or on trunk
or baggage. In case of
emergency braking or
collisions, passengers
who haven’t sat
properly or buckled up
may be seriously
injured.
While driving, do not let
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
passengers stand up or
move among seats;
otherwise, they may be
seriously injured in
emergency braking or
collisions.
Do not adjust the seat
when the car is driving,
since sudden
movement of the seat
may lead to auto control
failure. In seat
adjustment, take care to
avoid collision between
the seat and
passengers or baggage.
After the seat is
adjustment, make sure
it is locked up at its
position.
After seat adjustment,
lean backward to see
whether the seat back is
locked up at its
position.
Do not place things
under the seat; this may
affect the seat lockup
mechanism and lead to
some movement of the

seat, causing auto
control failure.
For seat covers, BYD
approved covers are
recommended; please
install under the
guidance of the service
station, or else the
seats, airbag system
and seat belt system
can’t work normally.
Driver’s power seat adjustment
(optional)
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device.
Type of child protection devices
The child protection devices are
classified into three types according to
the ages and body shapes of children.
1. Baby (infant) seat
Seat position, seat cushion angle
and seat height adjustment
switch
Please move the control switch
along desired direction and adjust
the seat state.
Rear seats
Rear seat handle is located
between the rear seats. Tip it over if
necessary. The luggage
compartment channel cover can be
opened from inside, and is folded
forward on the center handle. To
open it, lift and pull open the
handle.
Ensure all the items in the luggage
compartment or the items
extending from the opening to the
rear seats are fixed. Do not drive
the car when the luggage
compartment channel cover and
luggage compartment lid open.
Child seat protection device
BYD strongly recommends that you
use child protection device.
Friendly Tips
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The study shows that it is
safer to correctly protect
children in the rear seat
than in the front
passenger’s seat.
 Select appropriate child
protection device according
to the age and body shape
of the child.
For installation details,
please refer to the manual
of the child protection
2. Child (convertible) seat
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3. Youth (auxiliary) seat
If the child protection device isn’t
used
Please fix the child protection device
on the seat properly. Do not put the
device on the passenger’s seat or in
the luggage compartment.
Please select a set of appropriate
child protection devices
Please select a set of appropriate child
protection devices for your child. If the
body size of the child is too large and
can’t use the child protection device, sit
on the rear seat and use the seat belt.
Installing child protection device
Please follow the installation
instructions provided by the
manufacturer of the child protection
device. Fix the child protection device
on the rear seat with the seat belt or
lower fastening belt of the child
protection device. Fix the top belt when
install the child protection device.
Seat belt equipped with child protection
device locking mechanism (rear seat
ALR/ELR seat belt)
ISOFIX rigid anchor (ISOFIX child
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protection device): the outer rear
seat is provided with fixing rod (the
label showing the anchor position is
attached on the seat)
keep it facing to the front.
Thread the seat belt through the child’s
seat and insert into the buckle. Ensure
that the seat belt isn’t twisted.
Anchor support (for top belt): the
outer rear seat is provided with
anchor support.
Install child protection device
with seat belt (child protection
device locking seat belt)
1. Rear-facing to child seat - baby
(infant) seat
/Child (convertible) seat: install the
child seat on the rear seat and keep
it facing to the rear.
Thread the seat belt through the child’s
seat and insert into the buckle. Ensure
that the seat belt isn’t twisted.
2. Forward-facing - child (convertible)
seat
Install the child’s seat on the seat and
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Fully pull out the shoulder belts,
and then make it slightly retract and
enter lockdown mode. In locking
mode, only the seat belt can be
retracted.
Youth (auxiliary) seat
Install the child’s seat on the seat and
keep it facing to the front.
Put the child’s seat on the rear seat,
and fully retract the shoulder belt
until the child’s seat is fixed. When
the shoulder belt is fully retracted,
pull the seat belt to make sure that
it can’t be pulled out.
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Let the child sit on the child’s seat. Fix
the child’s seat with the seat belt
according to the installation
instructions of the manufacturer, and
insert the belt into the buckle. Ensure
that the seat belt isn’t twisted.
Check and make sure that the shoulder
belt crosses the child’s shoulder, and
the waist belt should be as low as
possible.
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Remove the child protection device
installed with seat belt
Press the buckle release button to
fully retract the seat belt.
Install the child protection device
with ISOFIX rigid anchor (ISOFIX
child protection device)
Check the position of the special fixing
rod, and install the child protection
device on the seat. The fixing rod is
installed in the gap between the seat
cushion and backrest.
If the child protection device is
provided with top belt, fix the top belt
on the anchor.
Child protection device with top belt
Fix the child protection device with seat
belt or ISOFIX rigid anchor and remove
the headrest.
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installed on the front passenger’s
seat
If the child protection device should be
installed on the front passenger’s seat
with locking buckle, please follow the
instructions of the manufacturer of child
protection device.
Warning
Open anchor support cover, fix the
hook to the anchor support and
tighten the top belt.
Reinstall the headrest.
Ensure that the top belt is fastened.
1. Hook
2. Top belt
3. Anchor support
When the child protection device is
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Do not stretch the shoulder
belt completely to prevent
seat belt entering locking
mode.
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In this mode, the seat belt
only can be tightened,
which will make the child
get hurt or feel
uncomfortable.
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Do not let the child play
with the seat belt, or else
it may result in serious
injury or even death of
the child.
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When install the child
protection device, please
follow the instructions of
the manufacturer and fix
the device in place;
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otherwise, it may result in
serious injury or even
death of the child when
emergency braking or
accident occurs.
when necessary; while installing,
move the seat backwards, or else it
may result in serious injury or even
death when the airbag expands
(inflates).
passenger’s side is attached with
warning label, which reminds you
that do not install the rear-facing
child protection device on the front
passenger’s seat.
When installing youth (auxiliary)
seat
1. If the driver’s seat obstructs the
proper installation of child
protection device, install the
device on the rear right seat.
2. Install the forward-facing child
seat or youth (auxiliary) seat on
the front passenger’s seat only
When installing child protection
device
Never install rear-facing child
protection device on the front
passenger’s seat.
Otherwise, when accident occurs, the
rapid expansion of front passenger’s
airbag may result in serious injury or
even death of child.
1. The instrument panel on the
2. When install youth (auxiliary) seat,
ensure that the shoulder belt
crosses the middle part of the
child’s shoulder. The seat belt
should be kept away from the
child’s neck, but shouldn’t slip off
from the shoulder easily. Otherwise,
it may result in serious injury or
even death of the child in case of
emergency braking or accidents.
3. Ensure that the seat belt and belt
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end are fixed, and the seat belt
isn’t twisted.
4. Push the child’s seat to different
directions and ensure that it is
fastened.
5. Please follow the installation
instructions of the manufacturer
of the child protection device.
Fix the child’s seat on the anchor
properly
When use lower anchor, make sure
that there is no foreign matter
around the anchor device and the
seat belt isn’t clamped behind the
child’s seat. Make sure that the
child protection device is fixed, or
else it may result in serious injury or
even death in case of emergency
stop or accident.
Seat belt
The driver should adjust the
shoulder height of three-point seat
belt to appropriate position
according to passenger’s body.
Length of the seat belt can be
automatically adjusted according to the
passenger figure and the seat position.
Keep the waist belt as low as the hip as
far as possible—do not buckle it at your
waist. Then, tug the shoulder part
upward through the catch plate and
adjust the seat belt to an appropriate
position.
If the seat belt cannot smoothly retract
automatically, tug it out to see whether
there is any knot or twist; if yes, please
contact BYD sales and service station.
Seat belt with pretensioner
(optional)
The seat belts of driver’s seat and front
passenger’s seat, and will be activated
when serious frontal collision occurs.
When the sensor detects serious
frontal collision, the retractor will retract
the front passenger’s seat belt quickly,
so that the passenger will be protected
appropriately.
Even if there is no passenger on the
front passenger’s seat, the seat belt
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pretensioner will be activated.
In case of collision, the pretensioner of
the front passenger’s seat belt and
SRS airbag may be not activated
simultaneously.
In case of collision, the seat belt
pretensioner will be activated, and may
cause noise and release non-toxic gas;
however, it does not indicate a fire and
the gas is usually harmless.
Emergency locking seat belt with
child protection module (rear
left/right seat belt)
To use this function, the ribbon should
be pulled out completely to activate this
device and enter self-locking activation
state. Then, the ribbon only can be
retracted in order to fix the child’s seat,
and the continuous click sound
accompanies to indicate that the
function is normal. After retracting for
certain distance (about 1.1m), the
sound disappears, this function is
inhibited and enters self-locking state,
and the ribbon can be pulled out and
retracted normally (the child’s seat
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can’t be fixed). The click sound is to
remind user that the function is
normal rather than fault noise!
Friendly Tips
When the child protection
module of the rear seat is
activated, please pull out the
ribbon completely and apply
appropriate force to avoid
damage.
Indicator that front passenger’s
seat belt isn’t fastened
indicator that front passenger’s seat
belt isn’t fastened (black shaded area
in above figure). It is used together with
the seat belt. When a passenger sits
on the front passenger's seat but
doesn’t fasten the seat belt, it is lit and
accompanied with alarm sound to
remind the driver and the passenger.
When the front passenger fastens the
seat belt, the indicator goes out. If no
passenger sits on the front passenger’s
seat, the indicator is off.
Friendly Tips
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If the F7 passenger’s car you
purchased is provided with seat
belt alarm sensor, the switch group
on the central control panel of the
instrument platform has an
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Seat belts equipped on the
vehicle are designed for
adults and should be
applied to children with
caution.
It is suggested to seat
children in the rear seat
with child seat and fasten
the seat belt for
protection. Do not let the
children sit in the front
passenger’s seat.
Do not place children on
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your knees or hold them
in your arms, or else it
may result in serious
injury or even death of the
children. Arranged in the
front seat or the rear seat,
children should not be
allowed to stand or kneel.
In emergency braking or
crashes, unprotected
children may be seriously
injured.
When the vehicle is
driving, passengers in it
should sit in the seats and
fasten the seat belts
correctly; otherwise, in
emergency braking or
crashes, people in the car
are more prone to severe
injuries.
At the same time, a seat
belt can only be used by
one person. It’s not
allowed that two or more
persons share one seat
belt—even for children.
Do not incline the seat
back over. The seat belt
has the best protection
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effect when the seat back
is in the upright position.
Check the seat belt
regularly to see whether it
has cutting lines, worn or
loose parts. Damaged
parts should be replaced
with new ones; the system
should not be
disassembled or modified.
After serious crashes, the
seat belt system
(including screws) should
be replaced, even if the
damage is not so marked.
When the spring bolt is
inserted, make sure that
the spring bolt and buckle
are fixed and the seat belt
isn’t twisted.
Do not leave small
objects, e.g. coins, paper
clips, etc. in the buckle.
They may affect the
connection of the tab and
the buckle.
If the seat belt functions
abnormally, immediately
inform BYD authorized
service stations. Before
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Airbag
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repaired, it cannot protect
passengers.
Keep a straight posture
and stay back, keep a
proper distance with the
steering wheel and
instrument panel, so as to
play the maximum
protective effect of seat
belt and SRS.
It should be made sure
that the shoulder seat belt
passes over the shoulder
center.
The seat belt should be
somewhat far away from
the neck without sliding
off the shoulder.
Otherwise, its protection
effect may be reduced and
severe human injuries
may be caused in crash
accidents.
Airbag is the supplemental restraint
system, which is a supplement to seat
belts. The airbag system can provide
extra protection for heads and chests
of the driver and passengers and
reduce casualties in severe frontal
crashes.
Friendly Tips
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Please keep the seat belt
fastened when the vehicle
is driving!
Please keep sitting in a
correction posture so that
the protection effect of the
seat belt and the airbag
system can be taken into
full play.
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For children, the rear seats
are the safest position!
Do not dismount parts of
the airbag without
permission!
Airbag triggering conditions
The airbag is designed to be
triggered under the following
conditions: frontal (side) collision
accidents may trigger the airbag
system; special collision accidents
may trigger the airbag system.
In general, the airbag system won’t
be triggered in mild front collision or
side collision accidents, in rear end
collisions or in turn-over accidents.
In such accidents, the seat belt, if
fastened, can protect the driver in
the normal way.
The decisive factor for triggering
the airbag system is the
comprehensive intelligent
comparison and judgment of the
deceleration curve produced in a
collision and acquired by the
electronic control unit (ECU) and the
set value. If the automobile
deceleration signal produced and
detected in the collision is lower than
the set reference value in the ECU, the
airbag won’t be triggered even though
the car may have been severely
deformed in the accident.
ECU setting of BYD airbag system
takes various common misuse and
domestic road conditions into full
consideration. However, reasons and
conditions of crashes are variable, so,
for your safety, please abide strictly by
this manual, use the automobile
correctly and avoid misuse; otherwise,
the expected protection effect of the
airbag cannot be ensured.
Airbag warning light
Airbag
warning
light
The airbag system is monitored by an
electronic control unit and provided
with self-diagnosis function. The
system state can be indicated by a
warning light on the instrument panel:
Each time after the ignition switch is
turned on, the airbag warning light
turns on for about 5s and then goes out
for longer than 5s, and the system can
be considered as normal.
If the airbag has already been
deactivated by a BYD authorized
service station, but the warning light
still turns on and goes out as above, it
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means the airbag has no protection
function.
Friendly Tips
In case of faults, have the
airbag system checked
immediately in a BYD
authorized service station.
Otherwise, in accidents, partial
or all function of the airbag
system may be affected!
Hit the bump or street stone at
roadside.
Hitting on a cement pole, a tree or
other slim objects
Conditions that airbag may
expand
Crashing into the bottom of a truck
When crossing deep notch, the
fronts hit the ground
The front hits the ground when
going downhill
Conditions that the airbag may not
expand
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Hit by other vehicles on the side
Rear Crash
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Side rollover
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Warning
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The airbag is designed to
match the certain vehicle
models. Any changes of
the suspension, the tire
size, the bumper, the
chassis and other original
equipment may adversely
affect the function of the
airbag. In addition, it is
strictly prohibited to apply
any airbag parts to other
vehicle models; otherwise
it might lead to safety
airbag system failure,
resulting in personal
injuries.
During driving, please
wear the seat belt correctly
and maintain a correct
sitting posture. If you
haven’t worn the seat belt
and lean forward or sit in
an incorrect posture, the
risk of injuries in accidents
with airbag expansion may
be increased.
It’s very important for the
driver to maintain a
distance of at least 25cm
between the chest and the
steering wheel since only
by doing so can the
maximum protection effect
be provided when the
system is triggered.
Do not paste or cover
the surface of the steering
wheel lid or the surface
near the airbag on the right
of the instrument panel
with any objects or do any
other decorative
treatment. cleaned with
only dry or slightly wetted
cloth and should not be
knocked at violently
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Don’t let child passenger
sit in the front seat without
protection. If a collision
triggers the air bag, the
child passenger may get
seriously injured or even
killed.
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Telephone supports, cups,
ashtrays, etc. can
increase the risk of
injuries in accidents with
airbag inflation.
The side airbags and side air
curtains expand at fast speed
and great force. In vehicles
equipped with side airbags
and side air curtains, never
lean against the door, or else
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it may result in serious injury
or even death.
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Do not install other
accessories or items
within the effective scope
of the side air curtain,
such as windshield glass,
side door glass, “A” pillar
trim panel, roof, “B” pillar
trim panel, “C” pillar trim
panel and auxiliary
handle, because the great
force of side air curtains
will shoot off the
accessories or items or
side air curtains can’t
expand, resulting in
serious injury or even
death.
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Do not modify or replace
the trim of the seats with
or without side airbags,
because these changes
will interfere with the
normal expansion of side
airbags, cause system
failure or unexpected
expansion of side airbags,
resulting in serious injury
or even death.
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Do not disassemble or
repair the A pillar, roof, B
pillar, or C pillar with side
air curtain. These changes
may cause system failure
or unexpected expansion
of air curtain, leading to
serious injury or even
death.
Never modify any
component of the air bag
system, including the
corresponding label. Any
operation of the airbag
should be performed by
BYD authorized service
station.
The airbag system must
be replaced in a BYD
authorized service station
within 10 years as of the
date of manufacture. The
maintenance manual has
the record if certain part of
the airbag system had
been replaced.
The air bag can only
provide protection once.
Once the air bag is
triggered or damaged, the
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system must be replaced.
Please hand our materials
to the next owner of the
vehicle in transfers.
Please note that if the
airbag is shut down, the
information should be
informed the next owner
of as well.
When disposing the parts
of the vehicle or the airbag
system, please comply
with correlative safety
regulations and disposal
procedures.
The air bag system has
strong resistance capacity
against the surrounding
electromagnetic
interference. However, to
avoid accidents, please do
not use the vehicle
beyond the
electromagnetic
environment specified by
national laws.
The airbag system of BYD
auto has taken into full
consideration various
kinds of misuses and road
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Press “+” to turn up the volume
Press “-” to turn down the volume
conditions. However,
avoid serious crashes
happen in the bottom of
the vehicle or drive
toughly in poor road
conditions in order to
prevent accidents.
The airbag system of BYD
F7 passenger’s car has
been fully validated, and
the original vehicle wiring
harness system and the
air bag system exactly
match. Any modification
of the vehicle wiring
harness may result in
unexpected expansion or
failure of the expansion of
the airbag.
Press “∧” in radio mode: scan next
available radio channel automatically
(increase frequency)
In CD/USB/SD/AUX mode: play next
track (track # +1);
In DVD mode: go to next chapter;
In TV mode: play next channel.
Press “∨” in radio mode: scan
previous available radio channel
automatically (decrease frequency)
In CD/USB/SD/AUX mode: play
previous track (track # -1);
In DVD mode: go to previous chapter;
Steering wheel switch group
(optional)
The audio control switch is available
when the start button is in ACC or ON
position.
In TV mode: play previous channel.
Press “MODE” to select the mode,
which switches among FM→AM→CD
(if disc is inserted) → DVD → TV →
USB (if USB disk is connected) → AUX
(if a player is connected to AUX
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interface) → SD (if inserted) in
sequence.
If the audio system is turned off,
press MODE to turn it on and enter
the playing mode when it was
turned off. If there is no playing
source in the playing mode (e.g. no
disc or external audio device), it will
switch to FM mode directly, and
switch in above sequence when
you press the MODE key;
device of car phone and end the call (if
the audio system is mute, the system
will resume the original operation).
Press and hold it and you can turn
off the audio system.
When the start button is in ON position,
it can be used together with the 7”
screen to assist the driver to check the
car surrounding. When the start button
is in ON position, the transmission is
set to “R”, the rear camera is activated,
and the display switches to the 7”
screen automatically. Press “
” in
sequence: activate the camera → right
camera → rear camera → right camera
→ deactivate the camera.
When the start button is in ACC
position, press “
” to use it as
the auxiliary calling and ending
device of car phone for
calling/answering (press this key
and the audio system is mute).
When the start button is in ACC
position, press “
” to use it as
the auxiliary calling and ending
Press “ ” to scroll up the instrument
menu.
Press “ ” to scroll down the
instrument menu.
Press “OK” to enter the menu.
When the start button is in ON position,
the cruise switch is available and “+
RES” is the speed up/reset button; “SET” is the speed down/setting button;
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“CANCEL” is cruise canceling button;
“ON /OFF” is cruise control button. In
ON position, press the ON/OFF button
in the right of the steering wheel, and
the indicator on the instrument panel is
illuminated.
Steering wheel
To change the steering wheel angle,
hold the steering wheel, push down the
lock release lever, tilt the steering
wheel to the desired angle and return
the lever to its original position.
Friendly Tips
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Do not adjust the steering
wheel while the vehicle is
moving. This may cause
the driver to mishandle the
vehicle and an accident
may occur.
After adjusting the
steering wheel, try to move
it upward and downward
to make sure that it is
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locked in position.
Electric rearview mirror
rearview mirror.
When the start button is in “ACC” or
“ON” position, the mirror can be
adjusted.
Interior rearview mirror (optional)
Warning
If the rearview mirror is frozen,
do not operate the controller or
scratch the surface of the
rearview mirror; use spraying
de-icer to remove the ice on the
rearview mirror.
1. Key,
3. Compass display
2. Anti-glare indicator,
1.
Press this switch to adjust the
direction of left and right rearview
mirrors.
1. Selection switch—— to select
the rearview mirror to be
adjusted by pressing the switch
to “L” or “R”.
2. Control switch—— to adjust the
rearview mirror by pressing the
switch accordingly.
3. Folding switch— to fold the
Adjust the position of the
interior rearview mirror to
watch the rear view through the
rear windshield.
2.
The electronic anti-glare
function applies to all vehicle
models
Press the power button to turn on/off
the electronic anti-glare function.
(1) Turn on electronic
anti-glare function —— power
indicator is illuminated, and the
surface of the interior rearview
mirror may have two
conditions
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Daytime: the rear view is clear
Night: When the rear headlights are
illuminated, the anti-flare function is
turned on and the reflectivity
decreases; when the rear
headlights are turned off, the
anti-flare function is turned off and
the reflectivity resumes normal.
(3)
The altitude shows the altitude of
the car; it is normal that the
display error is in 50m.
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W
Turn off electronic anti-glare
function —— power
indicator is off.
It is recommended that turn off
the electronic anti-flare function
when reversing the car in the
night.
4. Considerations of interior
rearview mirror compass:
E
(2)
Do not adjust the interior
rearview mirror while
driving, or else the driver
may be unable to control
the car and cause
accidents, resulting in
injury or even death.
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Altitude
m
(1) When the car is started, the
electronic compass displays;
when the car is flame out, the
electronic compass hides;
(2) If the reversing radar is turned on,
the electronic compass hides
while reversing;
(2) The direction indicated by the
front in the figure is the actual
driving direction;
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Manual calibration of interior
rearview mirror
I. Before calibrating the direction,
please note the two matters below:
1. The direction displayed by the
interior rearview mirror compass is the
direction of the front.
2. For calibration, select an open and
flat square or closed street or ring
driveway (roundabout), and confirm the
directions (as shown in the figure);
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W
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II. Calibration step
Step 1: ignite to start
Step 2: select the starting
position, which may be any one of
north, south, west and east.
Step 3: press and hold interior
rearview mirror key until the upper
right of the glass displays several
lines of description text (calibration
step description) and the anti-flare
indicator flashes three times quickly
(indicator illuminates and goes out
once) and then release the key.
Step 4: drive one circle (360°) or
two circles at low speed (< 8km/h)
and return to starting position (do
not flame out while driving; both
clockwise and counterclockwise are
allowed)
Step 5: adjust the head to “south”.
Press the key once (release
immediately), the anti-flare indicator
flashes three times and the compass
points to “South”, and the calibration
finishes.
Step 6: after calibration, drive the car
for one circle to check whether each
direction is proper. If not, re-calibrate
from step 1.
Sunroof
Close sunroof
Incline
sunroof
Open sunroof
The sunroof has two positions: to
ensure ventilation, lift the rear side or
slide into the roof. The switch below the
air outlet of the instrument panel at
driver’s side can be used to control the
sunroof. However, the start button
must be in “ON” position.
To lift the rear side of the sunroof,
press and hold (
); to close the
sunroof, press and hold (
) in
the top; to open the sunroof, press and
hold (
) in the bottom.
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When the sunroof reaching desired
position, release the switch. Before
opening/closing the sunroof, make
sure that the all passengers have
moved their hands away from the
sunroof.
immediately. At this moment, you must
switch the start button to "ON" position
in order to manipulate the sunroof.
Warning
The sunroof or motor may be
damaged if the sunroof is
opened in the environment
lower than 0℃ or is covered by
snow.
Warning


When opening/closing the
sunroof, it will cause
serious injury if certain
passenger’s hand or finger
is clamped. Before
opening/closing, make sure
that all passengers have
moved their hands away
from the sunroof.
While driving, do not leave
the body out of the sunroof.
Left info display
The left info display includes
tachometer, accelerometer, mileage,
gear indication, and exterior
temperature.
 Tachometer
The sunroof has keyless delay
function. When the vehicle power is
cut off, this function still allows
opening or closing the sunroof in 45
seconds. Open any front door and
the delay function can be canceled
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When the engine is started, the
accelerometer displays the
acceleration info of the car. When the
car is driving at constant speed or
doesn’t have speed, the accelerating
ball points at the center; when the car
is accelerating , the ball moves
upwards; when the car decelerates and
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brakes, the ball moves downwards.
Right info display
The right info display includes
engine coolant temperature gauge,
fuel gauge, backlight adjustment
position prompt, adjustment menu,
driving info, prompt and fault info.
 Engine coolant temperature
gauge
When the power is in “ON” position,
this gauge indicates the temperature of
the engine coolant. The working
temperature of engine changes with
the weather and engine load.
If the coolant temperature icon
turns into red and the right info
display shows “coolant temperature is
too high”, the engine coolant
temperature is too high. If the car is
overheated, please stop the car and let
the engine cool down.
Under the following working conditions,
the engine may become too hot:
 Climbing for long in hot weather.
 Driving with frequent stopping or
idling the engine for long with the air
conditioning system turned on.
 Towing a trailer.

If the fuel level is too low (near “E”),
the fuel level icon is illuminated,
and the right info display shows
“Please add fuel”, then, please add
fuel as soon as possible.
Warning
Stop the car immediately if the
engine water temperature is too
high.
Fuel gauge

Adjustment menu
Enter and adjust the menu with
steering wheel key.
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
Menu
OK
Maintenanc
e
Language
Custom
Select
Reset
Exit
1. OK
is used to confirm the
selection.
2.
is used to scroll up the
menu selection bar.
3.
is used to scroll down the
menu selection bar.



The menu structure is shown
below:
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Maintenance
 Maintenance time
 Maintenance mileage
 View
Language
 Simplified Chinese
 English
Custom
 Automatic door lock
 Speed alarm
 Theme

Automatic rearview mirror mode
Tire pressure unit (optional)
Reset
The menu function is shown below:
1. Maintenance: set up the
maintenance function and state
When the maintenance function is
turned on, if the maintenance almost
expires or has already expired, and the
power is in “ON” position, the right info
display will show corresponding
prompt.
1) Maintenance time: set up the
maintenance time

Item
Maintenance
time
Function
Menu name
Currently set
maintenance time,
XX day
Or ---
or display three
short lines if this
function is turned
off
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ON/OFF
+30 days
-30 days
Reset
Back
Turn on/off
maintenance time
Increase the
maintenance time
by 30 days
Decrease the
maintenance time
by 30 days
Reset the
maintenance time
Exit and back to
previous menu
function is turned
off
ON/OFF
+500km
-500km
Reset
2) Maintenance mileage: set up
the maintenance mileage
Back
Item
Maintenance
mileage
Function
Menu name
Currently set
maintenance
XX km or ---
Turn on/off
maintenance
mileage
Increase the
maintenance
mileage by 500km
Decrease the
maintenance
mileage by 500km
Reset the
maintenance
mileage
Exit and back to
previous menu
3) View: view currently remaining
maintenance time and mileage
2. Language: set up the display
language.
mileage, or
display three short
lines if this
Item
Language
Function
Menu name
Simplified
Chinese
or English
Simplified
Chinese
English
Back
Display currently set
language
Set the language to
simplified Chinese
Set the language to
English
Exit and back to
previous menu
3. Custom: customize the settings
1) Automatic door lock
Turn on/off the function: when the
speed reaches 20km/h, the system
will lock all doors automatically
Item
Automatic
door lock
Function
Menu name
Indicate current
ON/OFF
ON
OFF
state of the function
Turn on the
automatic door lock
Turn off the
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Back
automatic door lock
Exit and back to
previous menu
2) Speed alarm: set up the speed
alarm
When the speed reaches set alarm
value, the LCD in the right of the
instrument will show the alarm info.
Item
Speed
alarm
previous menu
3) Theme
Set up the theme of left and right
LCD.
Item
Theme
Phantom
or blue
stars
Function
Phantom
Menu name
Blue
stars
speed, or display three
Back
short lines if this
Function
Menu name
Display currently set
function is turned off
ON/OFF
+10km/h
-10km/h
Back
Turn on/off speed
alarm
Increase the alarm
speed by 10 km/h
Decrease the alarm
speed by 10 km/h
Exit and back to
4) Automatic rearview mirror mode
(optional)
Turn on/off the function: the rearview
mirrors are folded automatically when
the car is locked.
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Item
ON
theme
Set the theme to
Phantom
Set the theme to Blue
stars
Exit and back to
previous menu
Function
Menu name
Indicate current state
ON/OFF
Currently set alarm
X km/h
Or---
Automatic
rearview
mirror
mode
OFF
Back
of the function
Turn on automatic
rearview mirror
folding
Turn off automatic
rearview mirror
folding
Exit and back to
previous menu
5) Tire pressure unit (optional)
Set up the tire pressure unit.
Item
Tire
pressure
unit
kPa, bar
or psi
Function
Menu name
Currently set tire
pressure unit
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kPa
bar
psi
Back
5. Reset
Item
Reset
OK
Back
Set the tire pressure
unit to kPa
Set the tire pressure
unit to bar
Set the tire pressure
unit to psi
Exit and back to
previous menu
Function
Menu name
Reset the menu settings
to default
Exit and back to
previous menu
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Maintenance Prompt Indicators and Alarm Buzzer
If the indicator is illuminated or the
right info display has message
Countermeasures
display or buzzer sounds
Parking brake fault warning light
Possible situations: brake fluid level is low, braking system fault, parking brake isn’t
1
released
Please stop the car immediately and contact BYD authorized service station.
2
Driver’s seat belt indicator
The driver should fasten the seat belt
3
Charging system warning light
Please stop the car immediately and contact BYD authorized service station.
4
Engine oil pressure low warning light
Please stop the car immediately and contact BYD authorized service station.
5
Engine fault warning light
Send the car to BYD authorized service station for inspection.
6
Intelligence key system warning light
7
ABS system fault warning light
Send the car to BYD authorized service station for inspection. If the warning light of
parking brake fault is also illuminated, please stop the car immediately and contact
BYD authorized service station.
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9
10
11
12
13
Electrical control system fault warning light
Send the car to BYD authorized service station for inspection.
Door state indicator
Check and make sure that all doors have been closed.
Airbag fault warning light
Send the car to BYD authorized service station for inspection.
Headlight adjustment indicator
If this indicator is illuminated, please send the car to BYD authorized service station
for inspection.
Tire pressure fault warning light (optional)
If this indicator is illuminated or flashes, please send the car to BYD authorized
service station for inspection.
Body stability control system fault warning light (optional)
If this indicator is illuminated, please send the car to BYD authorized service station
for inspection.
If this indicator flashes, the body stability control system works normally.
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Automatic air conditioner panel
PWR•VOL
OFF
AUTO
CLIM
DUAL
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1. Air conditioner switch button
2. Automatic air conditioner
button
3. Manual air conditioner button
4. Left air control temperature
control switch
5. Internal circulation button
6. External circulation button
7. Sub-control button
8. Right air control temperature
control switch
9. Rear window and exterior
rearview mirror defogging
button
10. Front defroster button
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Multimedia system (optional)
NAVI
TV
TEL
PWR•VOL
OFF
AUTO
1. Navigation button
2. AM\FM button
3. DVD button
4. TV button
5. Eject button
6. Power/switch/volume knob
7. Previous button
8. Next button
9. Telephone button
10. AUX mode
11. USB mode
12. SD mode
CLIM
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Parking assistant module
(optional)
Friendly Tips





Before the engine is started, do
not play the audio for too long
time to avoid battery power
loss.
The inner and outer edges of
new laser discs may be rough;
before using, please remove
the burr on the edge, or else
the plastic debris on the rough
edge may damage the
movement.
Do not insert any foreign
matter into the CD player.
Please use genuine discs with
standard size, while pirated
discs may be stuck in the
movement.
USB equipment prompt: 1) it is
recommended that use the
provided data cable to connect
the USB disk. 2) USB interface
doesn’t support removable
hard disk. 3) USB interface only
supports MP3, WMA music files
and MP4, 3GP, AVI video files of
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
FAT file system. 4) USB
interface may not support the
USB storage devices with poor
compatibility.
If there is any abnormal
condition, such as smoke and
odor, immediately turn it off,
and contact BYD authorized
service station; do not repair
without permission.
The parking assistant sensor uses
sensor in the front and rear of the car
to detect the distance between the car
and obstacles, and inform the driver
about this distance through indicator,
touch screen and buzzer alarm.
Parking assistant switch
The parking assistant switch
located on the center console.
is
Turning on: press the switch
.
The indicator
on switches group
display is illuminated and the buzzer
rings once, and the system will work
under the following conditions:
For DCT models, if the shift lever isn’t
in P position, the front side sensor
works; if the shift lever is in R position,
all sensors work.
Turning off: press this switch
again.
Icon display on the touch screen
(optional)
When the screen shows the image of
obstacle, the upper right of the screen
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shows the reversing radar alarm icon
in real time.
Working example of front side
sensor
Approximate
Display
Alarm
distance
example
sound
(mm)
600~500
≤500
Distance display and buzzer alarm
When the sensor detects obstacle, it
will display the direction of the
obstacle and the distance from the car;
at the same time, the buzzer rings and
the corresponding indicator flashes at
the same frequency.
600~500
Fast
≤500
Long
Fast
Long
Working example of rear side
sensor
Approximate
Display
Alarm
distance
example
sound
(mm)
Working example of front center
sensor
Approximate
Display
Alarm
distance
example
sound
(mm)
1200~800
Slow
800~500
Fast
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≤500
Long
Sensor detecting range
When the car is reversing, all sensors
work.
About 600mm
About 1200mm
The figure shows the detecting range
of the sensor. Above range is limited,
check the surrounding environment
first and then back slowly.
Sensor detecting info
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Certain car state and surroundings
may affect the sensor in detecting
obstacles.
The specific conditions that may have
impacts are listed below:
 There is dirt, water, or mist on the
sensor;
 The sensor has snow on it or is
frozen;
 The sensor is covered in any way;
 The car rolls over or is overloaded;
 In particularly bumpy roads, slopes,
gravel pavement or grass;
 The sensor is re-sprayed;
 Due to vehicle horn, engine sound
of motorcycle, air brake sound of
large vehicles, or any other noises
that will cause ultrasonic, the car
surrounding is very noisy;
 There is another vehicle equipped
with parking assistant system
nearby;
 The car is installed with traction
ring;
 The bumper or the sensor has
been strongly impacted;
The car is approaching to a higher
or zigzag road edge;
 In the burning sun or cold weather;
 Installation is non-original and is
lower than the original suspension.
In addition to the above situation, the
sensor may not be able to correctly
determine the actual distance due to
the shapes of some objects. The
shape and material of the obstacle
may impede the detection of the
sensor. Pay particular attention to the
following obstacles.
 Wires, fences, ropes, etc.;
 Cotton, snow and other materials
that absorb radio waves;
 Objects that have sharp edges and
corners;
 Low obstacles;
 The obstacles that the upper part
stretching outward toward the car;
 Objects under the bumper;
 Objects near the vehicle;
 The staff that near the car

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(according to the clothing).
If the combination instrument has
image display or buzzer sounds, it is
possible that the sensor detects an
obstacle, or the outside interferes with
the sensor.
If this situation persists, contact BYD
authorized service station for repair.
Parking imaging system (optional)
The parking imaging system help the
driver park by displaying rear or right
front road condition in real time, which
is an auxiliary means of parking.
When the start button is set to “ON”,
press the “
” key on the steering
wheel to start the right front imaging
mode; press “
” again to turn off
the right front imaging mode; when
the start button is set to “ON”, turn the
shift lever to “R” position to turn on the
reversing imaging mode; press the
The right front camera is installed on
the right rearview mirror; the reversing
camera is installed on the back door.
Right front camera mounted on the
right rearview mirrors
Parking operation
Enable parking imaging system when
the vehicle needs parking. If reversing
isn’t required, directly enable the right
front imaging mode. Through direct
observation of the surrounding
environment and the use of imaging
system, approach the car slowly to
the parking location.
While reversing, press the
button
to switch between reversing imaging
and right front imaging to observe in
real-time the places that can’t be seen
and help parking.
Reversing camera mounted on the
back door
Limitations of parking imaging
system
The camera's field of view is limited.
The objects close to both sides of the
bumper or below the bumper can’t be
seen on the reversing imaging screen;
the objects in front, right center and
rear side of the bumper can’t be seen
on the right front imaging. As shown
below:
“
” key on the steering wheel to
switch between reversing imaging
mode and right front imaging mode.
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Right front imaging screen
Objects close to the bumper corner
Objects located below the bumper
Objects in the front
The display area varies with the
direction of the car and road condition.
This system can only play an auxiliary
parking role.
Before using the reversing imaging
system, make sure that the space is
sufficient.
Display example on the touch
screen
Objects in the center of the car
Right front imaging; please check the
surrounding to ensure the safety
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Reversing imaging screen
The two lines in the figure are safety
lines of reversing.
Red: 0-0.5m
Yellow: 0.5-2m
Green: >2m
Cigarette lighter note
Do not press and hold the cigarette
lighter.
Fatigue warning system (optional)
Driver fatigue warning system uses a
camera to collect driver's face image
signal in real-time and send the image
signal to the real-time image
processing unit, which will inform the
driver in audible alarm if it detects
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driver in fatigue state.
The system mainly uses image
processing, pattern recognition
technologies, driver fatigue gradient
model, and combines driver's head
position change, eyes closing
characteristics and other factors to
perform a comprehensive judgment
on driver fatigue.
Fatigue warning system
1. Camera module
2. Function key
Usage
After system power on, it
automatically identifies the current
safe driving speed, and starts
collecting human face and other
information if the speed exceeds this
value; the minimum safe speed is
about 50km/h.
After the car has run for some time,
the fatigue warning system detects
the driver enters fatigue state from
awake, and prompts “Don’t drive
when tired” in voice.
The system enters the monitoring
mode, and starts collecting the
human face and other information
when the speed exceeds 50km/h.
 Turning on
If the system is turned off, press the
function key, and the voice prompts
that “fatigue warning system is
turned on”.
 Turning off
If the system is turned on, press the
function key, and the voice prompts
that “fatigue warning system has been
closed”.
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Camera info

Use of the driver fatigue
warning and monitoring
module camera
In order to ensure that the driver
fatigue warning and monitoring
module plays the role, please observe
the following matters. If not, it may
malfunction, causing failure of
determination of face orientation/eye
opening and closing.
 Do not modify, damage, pick up,
or pull the camera;
 Do not touch the camera while
driving;
 Do not wet the camera or
sprinkle drinking water on the
camera;
 Do not let items fall off and hit
the camera;
 Ensure that the camera surface
doesn’t have scratch, dirt, dew,
or label;
 Do not place objects in front of
the camera or cover the camera.
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Special Note
The following situations may
cause determination failure of the
system; never drive when tired.

Face and eyes are covered
(sunglasses, black-rimmed
glasses, masks, false
eyelashes, fringe is too long,
etc.).

Direct exposure to the sun or
lighting of the face or camera.

Not drive in correct posture.

Eyes are too small or
frequently blink.

Too high or too short.

Other external factors that
may interfere with the system
determination.
Determination of face orientation
and eyes opening/closing
The system has certain requirements
on driver sitting posture and face
orientation.
 Sit upright.
 Face forward, without excessive
tilt and pitch.
If the alarm conditions are reached
but the multimedia doesn’t have
corresponding voice prompts, please
check whether the camera monitoring
module works normally and whether
is the result of the above reasons.
Tire pressure monitoring system
(optional)
I. System description
Tire pressure monitoring system:
Installed on the car, it is an auxiliary
system that can monitor the tire
pressure and other parameters in
real-time, and display and alarm in
visual and auditory signals, in order to
improve the driving safety and comfort
of the car, and reduce accelerated tire
wear and energy consumption
increase due to insufficient air
pressure.
The system consists of tire pressure
monitoring module, tire pressure
monitoring and control module and
display part. Tire pressure monitoring
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module is installed on the tire valve of
the radial tire (vacuum tire), tire
pressure monitoring and control
module is installed in the
compartment, and the display part is
realized by the meter.
The standard pressure of front wheels
of F7 is 240Kpa (2.4Bar, 34.8Psi), and
the standard cold pressure of the rear
wheels is 230Kpa (2.3Bar 33.4Psi).
This system has the following
characteristics:
① Humanized design,
human-machine interface;
display on meter LCD screen,
which is reliable, beautiful,
practical, and simple
② Alarms of high tire pressure, low
tire pressure, and fast leaking
③ Display the pressure values of
the four tires
④ Monitor changes of tire pressure
value in real-time
II. Basic functions
1) Boot alarm
Tires are under low pressure state
when the power of the car is cut off;
when the power resumes, alarm low
pressure immediately to prompt to
inflate the tire before driving.
2) Low tire pressure alarm
When the tire pressure is lower than
75% of the standard tire pressure
(front tire pressure is lower than
180KPa/1.8Bar/26.1Psi, rear tire
pressure is lower than
172Kpa/1.72Bar/24.9Psi), and the
system is running, TPMS will send
low tire pressure alarm signal in 6
seconds, and indicate the location of
the low pressure tires.
After low pressure alarm, inflate the
tire to standard pressure; when the
tire pressure is greater than 90% of
the standard pressure, the low
pressure alarm cancels.
3) High tire pressure alarm
When the tire pressure higher than
130% of the standard tire pressure
(front tire pressure higher than
312Kpa/3.12Bar/45.3 Psi, and rear
tire pressure is higher than
299Kpa/2.99Bar/43.3Psi), and the
system is running, TPMS will send
high tire pressure alarm signal in 6
seconds, and indicate the location of
the high pressure tires.
After driving a long period of time, the
tire pressure slightly increases due to
the increase of the temperature (cars
generally not higher than 30Kpa); this
is a normal phenomenon and users
do not have to worry about the tire
situation.
Friendly Tips
When the system function is
enabled, and the speed is 0-50
km/h (kilometer/hour), the alarm
cancels.
If the car has started overpressure
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alarm, continue driving until the tire
temperature or tire pressure reduces.
the pressure value of each tire.
becomes
yellow
III. Alarm display description
4) Fast leaking alarm
When one or more tires leak and the
rate is greater than or equal to
30Kpa/min, and the system is running,
TPMS will send fast leaking alarm
signal within 1min, and indicate the
location of the flat tires.
If the car has started leaking alarm,
please stop and check failure tire
immediately, and make sure that the
tires do not have failure before
driving.
Tire pressure fault
warning light is:
Alarm
Display
content mode
Tire
pressur
e is too
low
5) Abnormal signal alarm
When the system is running, the
system tests automatically and sends
alarm signal in 10 minutes if any
failure is detected.
6) Real-time display of tire pressure
value
In running condition, TPMS displays
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Tire
pressur
e is too
high
① Tire
pressure
fault light
is lit
② Tire
pressure
value
becomes
yellow
① Tire
pressure
fault light
is lit
② Tire
pressure
value
Recommen
ded
operation
Please
check the
appropriate
tires for the
slow leaking,
and inflate
the air
pressure to a
reasonable
range
Please
check the
appropriate
tires for the
high
pressure,
and inflate
Fast
leaking
Abnorm
al signal
① Tire
pressure
fault light
flashes
② Tire
pressure
value
becomes
red
① Tire
pressure
fault light
flashes
and is lit
② Tire
pressure
value
displays
abnormal
signal
the air
pressure to a
reasonable
range
Please
check the
appropriate
tires for the
leaking
Please
check
whether the
tire
monitoring
module is
normal, and
whether in
large electric
field for a
long time
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System
failure
① Tire
pressure
fault light
flashes
and is lit
② Text
prompt:
please
check
the tire
pressure
monitorin
g system
③ Tire
pressure
value
displays
abnormal
signal
Please
check
whether the
tire
monitoring
module and
the tire
pressure
control
module are
normal, and
replace the
tire
monitoring
module or
tire pressure
control
module
IV. Precautions
1) The usage time of tire pressure
monitoring module depends on
daily driving distance and similar
factors.
2)
3)
If the tire pressure is abnormal,
this system won’t stop the running
of the car; therefore, every time
before driving, the user should
check whether the tire pressure
complies with the tire pressure
specified by the manufacturer in
static state. Do not drive the car if
the tire pressure is abnormal, or
else it will damage the car or
cause body hurt. If there is
abnormal condition, please check
the tire pressure immediately.
The tire monitoring module sends
tire pressure info to the monitor
regularly; therefore, if the tire
pressure drops suddenly while
driving or the tire is blown up, the
monitoring module only can send
the data to the monitor next time,
and thus the driving may be out of
control. If the monitoring module
is also damaged when the tire is
damaged and thus can’t send
message, or if you suspect that
certain tire is damaged, please
stop driving immediately instead
of waiting for the monitor to send
alarm signal.
4)
If the tire pressure monitoring
module isn’t installed properly, it
will affect the air tightness of the
tire. Please ask the qualified
personnel of BYD authorized
distributor/service station to install
and replace the monitoring
module according to the
installation instructions.
5) If the tire position should be
changed or tire pressure monitoring
module should be replaced, the entire
tire pressure monitoring system
should be re-matched. Please ask the
qualified personnel of BYD authorized
distributor/service station for
re-matching, or else it will cause
invalid of the system.
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Constant speed cruise control
The constant speed cruise control
allows keeping at the preset speed
higher than 40km/h without stepping
on the acceleration pedal. This
function can be enabled when driving
on straight and smooth expressway.
Enabling constant speed cruise
control
ON/
OFF
- SET
+ RESET
CANCEL
1.
Cruise control
button
Deceleration/se
tup button
Acceleration/res
et button
Cancel button
Press the constant speed cruise
control (ON/OFF) button in the
right of the steering wheel, and
the constant speed cruise control
indicator on the instrument panel
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will be lit.
Accelerate the speed to higher
than 40km/h.
3. Press the “SET/-” button to
enable constant speed cruise
control.
4. During upgrade/downgrade
driving, the constant speed cruise
control can’t maintain the preset
speed.
2.
Changing preset speed
The cruise speed can be increased in
any of the methods below:
Press and hold “RESET/+” button
(more than 0.5s), and the car will
speed up continuously. When
reaching desired cruise speed,
release the button.
2. Step on the accelerating pedal.
After reaching desired cruise
speed, press the “SET/-” button.
3. To increase the speed slightly,
press the “RESET/+” button
1.
repeatedly. The car speed
increases by 1.6km/h every time,
and will increase to 165km/h at
most.
The cruise speed can be decreased in
any of the methods below:
1. Press and hold the “SET/-” button
to reduce the speed. Release the
button after reaching desired
speed. If the speed is reduced to
40km/h, the system will cancel
cruise control.
2. Step on the brake pedal lightly;
when the car decelerates to
desired speed (> 40km/h), press
the “SET/-” button, and the car
maintains the desired speed.
3. To reduce the speed slightly,
press the “SET/-” button
repeatedly. The car speed
decreases by 1.6km/h every time,
and the system will cancel cruise
control when the speed is
reduced to 40km/h.
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Canceling constant speed cruise
control
The constant speed cruise control can
be canceled in any of the methods
below:
1. Step on the brake pedal.
2. Press the CANCEL button on the
steering wheel.
3. Press the constant speed cruise
control (ON/OFF) button.
4. Move the gear position to D.
DCT Transmission Control Panel
M: manual mode
Position of shift lever
The position of shift lever includes
park, reverse, neutral, drive, sport and
manual.
Gear position indicator is located in
the lower left side of the tachometer,
and displays currently selected mode
and gear position of the automatic
transmission:
P: park
R: reverse
N: neutral
D: drive (economic mode)
S: sport mode
Park (P) — in this position, the
transmission and shift lever are
locked in mechanical mode. The gear
should be in this position when the
engine is shut down or started. To
shift away from parking position, the
ignition switch should be in ON
position, and step on the brake pedal
to shift away from this position.
Note: When shifting to park position,
wait for the car to stop completely to
avoid transmission damage.
Reverse (R) — for the operation of
shifting from park position to reverse
position, please refer to the Note of
Park (P).
Neutral (N) — to restart the flameout
engine, or let the engine run idle to
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stop the car temporarily, use the
neutral position. No matter for what
reason, it is required to shift to park
position if you get off the car. In this
position, the shift lever will be locked.
Drive (D) — use this position during
normal driving. The transmission will
select appropriate position
automatically according to the car
speed and acceleration. In this
position, the car is in economic mode,
and consumes the least fuel.
Sport (S) — in sport mode, the
dynamics of the car is higher than in
economic mode.
Manual (M) — in manual mode, you
can push the shift lever to upshift (+)
position or downshift (-) position, so
as to control the gear position of
manual transmission.
Upshift (+) — during normal driving
and the shift lever is in manual mode,
push the shift lever to this position, the
transmission control unit (TCU) will
determine according to current car
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speed, and the transmission position
will upshift accordingly until the top
position (six).
Downshift (-) — during normal
driving and the shift lever is in manual
mode, push the shift lever to this
position, the transmission control unit
(TCU) will determine according to
current car speed, and the
transmission position will downshift
accordingly until the bottom position
(one).
Selecting sport mode
When the shift lever is in D position,
push the lever to the left without
upshifting/downshifting, and the sport
mode is selected. The gear position
display of the combination instrument
displays D1, D2, D3, D4, D5, and D6.
Selecting manual mode
When the shift lever is in D position,
push the lever to the left, then push
the shift lever forward or backward,
the manual mode is selected, and the
gear position display of the
combination instrument displays M1,
M2, M3, M4, M5, and M6.
Note:
1. The shift lever is in the same
position in sport mode and manual
mode;
2. To shift from M position to S
position again, shift the lever to D
position first, and then shift to S
position.
3. In sport mode, the first
upshifting/downshifting operation is
the switching signal to enter manual
by default; the transmission won’t
perform corresponding operation.
Starting the car
To start the engine, the shift lever
must be in park (P) or neutral (N)
position.
Stopping
To stop the car, please first release
the accelerator pedal and step on the
brake pedal, take up the hand brake
when the car stops completely and
finally shift the lever to P position.
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
When parking on a ramp, be
sure to step on the brake pedal
and take up the hand brake. Do
not stop the car from slipping by
stepping on the throttle pedal in
drive position, which may lead to
overheating of the transmission
clutch or badly worn.

For parking, before shifting the
lever to P position, make sure to
take up the hand brake first.
When the car is parked on the
ramp, the car may move
downwards slightly when the
brake pedal is released. Before
shifting the transmission to park
position, take up the hand brake
to avoid applying pressure on
the parking mechanism in the
transmission when the car
moves, so that the lever can shift
from the park position easily
when you want to drive the car.
Ramp start
To protect the DCT transmission,
please use the hand brake to assist
the start on steep ramp.
Special environment
In case of downhill, bend, or mountain
road, we recommend using the
manual mode, and shift to lower
position in order to take full advantage
of engine braking.
minutes, and drive when the
transmission cools down.
Friendly Tips
If the car is frequently started or
drives at "low speed", or start and
stop with the traffic for a long time,
it may result in overheating of the
DCT transmission clutch.
If the clutch of DCT transmission is
overheated, the instrument will
display the alarm. In this case, the
transmission control module will
disconnect the clutch to protect it from
damage, causing the car can not
drive. If such phenomenon occurs,
step on the brake pedal to stop a few

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Chapter 2
Driving Tips
Notice for Running-in Period……………………..………….2-1
Fuel………………………………………………….….….......2-2
Engine Hood…..………………………………………………2-3
Gasoline Detergent …………………………………..………2-4
Checking Engine Oil……………………….……….…….......2-4
Checking Engine Coolant……………….…………... ……...2-5
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Notice for running-in period
In the first 1,000km, pay special
attention to the driving mode to
ensure the reliable performance of the
car. Note the following in this period:
1. Avoid full throttle in starting and
driving.
2. Avoid emergency braking in the
first 300km.
3. Do not replace the engine oil
before reaching the time or
mileage recommended in the
regular maintenance table.
Also follow above notice after
overhaul, or replacing the engine or
friction plate.
Fuel
1. 483QB engine and 476ZQA
engine can use octane rating 93
or higher grade unleaded
gasoline.
2. Using leaded gasoline will
damage the emission control
device and engine of the car, and
also will aggravate air pollution.
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Press down
3. Using low grade or low-quality
gasoline will reduce engine life.
4. For 476ZQA turbocharged engine,
it is recommended that use higher
quality fuel.
Adding fuel
Filler cap is located on the left side of
the car. Please keep this side near the
pump in the gas station.
1. Press the handle outside of the
driver's seat to open the filler
cap.
2. Slowly remove the fuel filler cap.
Due to the release of pressure
within the tank, you may hear a
hiss. Filler cap is connected to
the refueling funnel with the
chain, to prevent losing the fuel
filler cap. For refueling, mount
the filler cap on the bracket of
the filler cap.
Clasp
Filler cap
3.
4.
When the refueling gun
automatically cuts off, stop
refueling. Do not fill the tank too
full, in order to leave space for
fuel expansion in case of
temperature change.
Screw the fuel filler cap back into
place and tighten until you hear
at least twice clicking sounds.
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have weak speed up and other
faults.
Push and lock the fuel filler cap.
Friendly Tips
When refueling, note the
following points:
 Gasoline is easily flammable.
When refueling, shut down the
engine, stay away from heat
source, sparks and open
flames, and do not smoke.
Open flame is easy to cause a
fire.
 When opening the fuel tank
cap, do not immediately
remove the cap. In hot weather,
if the fuel tank cap is removed
suddenly, the fuel under
pressure will eject from the
filler and cause personal injury.
 It is recommended that refuel
outdoor and immediately wipe
away spilled fuel.
 Do not overfill the fuel, which
helps reduce fuel consumption
and improve the life of
activated carbon canister;
 Please go to a regular gas
station for refueling;
counterfeit and shoddy fuel will
make your engine jitter and
Engine hood
Lever
Latch
1.
Shift to park or neutral position,
and pull up the hand brake. Pull
up the engine hood opening
handle located in the lower left
corner of the instrument panel,
and the engine hood will bounce a
little.
2. Stand in front of the car. In the
middle-right location, reach the
fingers into the leading edge of
the engine hood, and then move
the fingers to the left and you will
touch the hood latch. Push up the
lock, and lift the engine hood after
the engine hood is released.
3. Lift the engine hood, the hydraulic
strut will raise it to the highest
level and hold the engine hood.
To close the engine hood, lower to a
height about 30cm above the grille
and firmly push down with both hands.
When the engine hood is closed,
check whether the lock is locked
securely.
If you do not have to toggle the hood
latch to open the engine hood, or
hood latch does not move freely or
can not rebound back, please contact
BYD authorized service station for
inspection and repair.
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Friendly Tips
Before driving, make sure that the
engine hood is closed and
locked. Otherwise, the engine
hood may suddenly open during
driving and cause an accident.
Gasoline detergent
1. Gasoline detergent can effectively
remove carbon deposits, sludge
and other sediments of the engine
fuel system.
2. For turbocharged and direct
injection engines, the gasoline
detergent must be applied
according to requirements
properly on a regular basis and in
sufficient quantities. For naturally
aspirated engines, the gasoline
detergent can also be applied
reasonably based on the
maintenance cycle and condition
of the engine.
3. BYD authorized service station
Driving Tips 2-4
provides proven “BYD dedicated
gasoline detergent”.
4. Not all gasoline detergents are
valid. The use of inappropriate
gasoline detergent may cause
engine damage. BYD approved
gasoline detergent is
recommended.
Checking engine oil
It is normal that the engine consumes
engine oil. The actual engine oil
consumption depends on your driving
and running conditions of the car.
Therefore, the oil level must be
checked regularly. It is best to check
the liquid level every time when
refueling or before long-distance
traveling, and refill if necessary.
1. Take out the oil level gauge.
The upper and lower limits of the
engine oil level gauge are two convex
lines, which are labeled as "F" and "L";
the oil level should be located
between the upper and lower limits.
2. Wipe the oil level gauge with a
clean cloth or paper towel.
3. Insert the oil level gauge back to
the sleeve.
4. Take out the oil level gauge again,
and check the oil level. The oil
level must be between the upper
and lower limits.
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Checking engine coolant
Upper limit
Lower limit
View coolant level in the radiator tank.
Confirm whether it is between scale
lines of the upper limit (MAX) and the
lower limit (MIN).
Fuel-saving tips (driving habits)
Smooth driving helps save fuel.
Acceleration, sharp turns and
emergency brakes will consume more
fuel.
Try to keep driving in top position to
ensure smoother engine operation
and acceleration.
According to traffic conditions, try to
keep at constant speed. Each
deceleration or acceleration of the car
will increase fuel consumption. In the
appropriate driving conditions, using
constant speed cruise control
(optional) will save more fuel. Cold
state engine consumes more oil than
thermal state, but there is no need for
warm-up and let it idle for a long
period of time. No matter how cold
outdoor, the car can be driven away in
one minute after the engine is started.
In this way, the engine will heat up
faster, thus saving fuel. Try to arrange
shorter mileages together, in order to
reduce the times of "cold state start".
Turning on the air conditioner will
increase the engine load, which
consumes more fuel. Turning off the
air conditioner can reduce fuel
consumption. When the atmospheric
temperature is suitable, outdoor
circulation pattern should be used.
convenient storage locations, which
can be used to carry the luggage
safely.
The right glove box, door paper bags
and seat back paper bags are
designed for storing small pieces and
lightweight items, while the luggage
compartment is used for storage of
larger and heavier items.
In addition, the luggage compartment
channel opening allows you to carry
long items in the car.
However, the handling, stability and
normal running of the car may be
affected and the safety is reduced if
carrying too much luggage or loading
improperly.
Load limit
When loading luggage, the total mass
of the car body, all passengers and
luggage must not exceed the
maximum allowable mass.
Carrying luggage
The car is equipped with a number of
Warning

Overloading and improper
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loading will affect vehicle
handling and stability, and may
lead to the crash and
casualties.
Please follow the load limit and
other load criteria in this
manual.
Carrying objects in passenger area
1. Properly put or fix all objects that
may be thrown to the car and hurt
the passenger in case of car crash;
2. Do not keep any object on the rear
window board. Otherwise, these
objects will restrict your sight, and
will be thrown everywhere in the
car crash;
3. To ensure that the objects placed
on the rear floor of the front seat
won’t roll under the seat, thus
affecting the regulation of driver
control pedal or seat. Do not push
the goods beyond the front
seatbacks;
4. While driving, ensure that the
glove box has been closed. If the
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glove box lid is open, the knees of
the passenger may be hurt in a
crash or emergency stop.
Carrying luggage in the luggage
compartment
1. Put the luggage evenly on the
floor in the luggage compartment,
and put the heaviest luggage on
the bottom and as front as
possible;
2. Fix the objects with a rope or
chain to prevent it from moving
when you are driving. Do not
make the stacked objects higher
than the seat backs of the front
seats;
3. If the bulky objects impede you
close the luggage box cover, the
discharged exhaust gas will enter
the passenger area.
About various matters relating to the
bundled products and fixtures on the
market, please contact BYD service
station.
Center storage box
Rear door
paper bag
Front door paper
bag
CD box
Seat back
Luggage
compartment paper bag
Glove box
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Chapter 3
Starting and Driving
Before Starting the Engine……………………………...…...3-2
Engine Starting Method………………………………..….....3-2
Safety Examinations before Driving…………………..…....3-2
Notice for Gear Shift………………………...……….……….3-4
Driving Tips under Different Conditions……………..…..….3-4
Driving Tips in Winter……………………….……………...…3-5
Trailer Towing……………………….………………………....3-6
Parking Brake………………………….……………………....3-7
Special Situation Treatment while Driving………………….3-8
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Before starting the engine
1. Before entering into the vehicle,
check the surrounding
environment.
2. Adjust the seat position, height
and backset angle, the height
of head protection device and
the angle of steering wheel.
3. Adjust the interior and exterior
rearview mirrors.
4. Lock all the doors.
5. Fasten the seat belt.
Engine starting method
1. Before starting
1) Pull down the parking brake.
2) Turn off all unnecessary lights
and auxiliary devices.
3) For manual transmission: set
the shift lever to neutral position;
if not, step down the clutch
pedal to the bottom until the
engine is started, and switch
the transmission to neutral (the
car can be started by pressing
the clutch or the brake,
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however, the latter isn’t
recommended)
4) DCT transmission: make sure that
the shift lever is in parking (P) or
neutral (N) position, and step down
the brake pedal.
5) The anti-theft system releases the
security state.
2. Engine starting
Before starting the engine, make sure
the work described in “Before starting”
has been done.
Normal starting
The multi-point fuel injection system in
the engine will automatically control the
mixture of air and fuel used for starting.
You can perform cold or warm engine
start according to the following
procedures. Move the start button to
“ON” position to start the engine.
Then engine can warm up by driving
rather than by running idle. Steadily run
the engine to warm up the driving
vehicle until the temperature of the
engine coolant rises to the normal
range.
Friendly Tips
Reduce the idle time in case of
cold start of 476ZQA.
If the engine stalls
Start it again according to the normal
starting procedures.
Safety examinations before driving
Before driving, it’s best to examine the
vehicle carefully, or ask a BYD
authorized service station to examine it
for you. It takes only few minutes but
will bring you driving safety and
enjoyment.
Friendly Tips
If the examination is done in a
closed garage, make sure the
garage is well ventilated. The
engine exhaust is poisonous.
Examinations before starting the
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Vehicle exterior
Tires: Determine the tire pressure
with a tire pressure gauge and
check carefully whether there is
any cut, damage or over wear.
Wheel bolts: Make sure the bolts
are not loose or lost.
Leakage: After the vehicle has
been parked for a while, check
whether there is any fuel, engine oil,
water or other liquid leakage on the
ground. (It’s normal that there are
water drops produced by the air
conditioning system.)
Lighting: Make sure head lights,
parking lights, small lights, turn
signal lights and other lighting
devices can all work normally.
Check the light intensity of the head
lights.
Vehicle interior
Spare tire, jack and wheel bolt
wrench: Check the tire pressure
and make sure the vehicle is
provided with a jack and a wheel bolt
wrench.
Seat belt: Check whether the buckle
can be fastened firm. Make sure the
seat belt is not worn or scraped.
Instruments and controllers:
Specifically, make sure the
maintenance indicators, instrument
lighting and defrosters can work
normally.
Brake: Make sure there is enough free
clearance for the pedal.
Engine compartment interior
Spare fuses: Make sure spare fuses of
different rated amperage are provided
in the fuse box.
Coolant level: Make sure the coolant
level is correct.
Battery and cable: Check whether the
battery connectors are corroded or
loose, whether the box has cracks and
whether the cables are well connected.
Wires: Check whether there are
broken, loosened or disconnected
wires.
Fuel pipe: Check whether the pipeline
has leakage or loose connection.
Friendly Tips
Do not put toys in the car;
although it is convenient for
children playing, it will leave
security risks; especially in
emergency braking or crash, the
toys not only affect the driving
safety, but also even hurt the
children.
After the engine is started
Exhaust system: Check whether
there is gas leakage by listening. If any,
repair the exhaust system immediately.
Engine oil level: Stop the engine and
park the vehicle on the flat ground.
After a few minutes, determine the
engine oil level with an oil measuring
meter.
In driving
Instruments: Make sure the
maintenance indicators and the
speedometer work normally.
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Brake: Check the brake in a safe
place and make sure it doesn’t
deflect to any direction in braking.
Examination of other
abnormalities: Check to see
whether there are loose parts and
leakage; listen to see whether there
are abnormal noises.
If all goes well, you can rest
assured and enjoy the driving.
Notice for gear shift
Under low temperature in winter,
it may be difficult to shift before
the engine oil warming up; this is
normal instead of mechanical
failure;
 In stopping state, it is difficult to
shift to "1" position or "R"
position; set the shift lever in
neutral position, release, step on
the clutch pedal and then shift;
 While driving, except shifting
gear, do not put hand on the shift
lever at other time, or else it will
accelerate the wear of

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transmission;
When shifting from high position to
low position, do not downshift two or
more gear positions, or shift to low
position when the engine is at high
speed (5000Km/min), or else it will
damage the engine.

Driving tips under different
conditions

When driving against the wind,
you should drive slowly so that
the vehicle can be controlled
easily.

Avoid driving on high and sharp
objects or other road obstacles;
otherwise, severe tire damages,
e.g. explosion, may be caused.

Reduce the speed when driving
on uneven roads; otherwise, the
impact will severely damage the
tires and wheels.

The brakes will be wetted in
cleaning the vehicle or driving
through deep water. You can
check whether they are wetted by
pressing the brake pedal lightly.
Before the check, you should first
make sure it is safe. If you cannot
feel the normal brake force, the
brakes may have been wetted. To
dry them, you can, with the
parking brake used, drive
carefully and lightly press the
brake pedal.
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Before driving, make sure
the parking brake is
thoroughly released and
the parking bake indicator
is out.
When the engine is
working, do not leave the
vehicle.
Do not place your foot on
the brake pedal in driving;
it may lead to over-heat
and wear of the brake and
fuel waste.
When going down a long
steep slope, you should
reduce the speed and turn
to a low-speed gear.
Frequent brake
manipulation will lead to
over-heat and, possibly,
performance faults.
Care should be taken in
accelerating, high gear
shift, low gear shift or


braking on slippery roads.
Sudden acceleration or
engine brake will lead to
vehicle sliding or turning.
Do not drive if the brakes
are moistened. When the
brakes are moistened,
longer brake distances are
needed, and, the vehicle
may be hauled to one side
when the brakes are used.
Similarly, the parking
brake cannot park the
vehicle firm either.
While driving, do not reach
the head or hands out of
the window, to avoid
accidents and hazard,
especially when children
are in the car.
Driving tips in winter
Make sure the coolant has proper
anti-freezing protection effect.
Only coolants specified by BYD
authorized service stations can be
applied. You should select proper
coolant according to the environment
temperature and add it into the cooling
system.
Application of unsuitable coolants will
damage the engine cooling system.
Warning

Do not use water in the
cooling system, because
the water may damage the
cooling system
Check the battery and the cable.
Energy of all batteries can be reduced
by cold whether, so the battery shall
have sufficient power for starting in
winter.
Make sure the engine oil viscosity is
suitable for driving in winter.
For recommended engine oil viscosity,
too much summer-use engine oil
remaining in the engine will lead to
starting difficulty in winter. If you are
not sure which engine oil should be
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used, you can seek help in any
BYD authorized service station.
Protect door locks from being
frozen by ice or snow.
Inject some deicer or glycerin into
the door lock holes to prevent
freezing.
Apply cleaning liquids
containing anti-freezing agents.
Such products are available in BYD
authorized service stations. The
anti-freezing agent should be mixed
with water according to instructions
of the manufacturer.
Warning
Do not use the engine
anti-freezing agent or other
substitutes as the cleaning
liquid, since it may damage the
vehicle paint.
Do not use the parking brake if it
may be frozen.
For parking, set the gear lever in
the neutral gear and block up the
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rear wheels. Avoid using the parking
brake; otherwise, its periphery may be
frozen by accumulated water or snow,
causing it difficult to release.
Make sure there is no accumulated
snow or ice under the dashboard.
Accumulated snow or ice under the
dashboard may lead to turning difficulty.
In freezing winter, you should stop
often to see whether there is any
accumulated ice or snow under the
dashboard.
It is suggested you carry some
necessary tools for emergent use
according to the road conditions.
It’s best you have a tire chain, a
window scraper, a bag of sand or salt,
a signal flashing device, a small shovel,
connecting cables, etc. in the vehicle.
Trailer towing
BYD F7 is designed mainly for
transporting passengers. Towing
trailers will exert adverse influence on
operation, performance, brake,
durability and economical driving (fuel
consumption, etc.) Safety and comfort
of driving are totally dependent on
correct use of the instruments and a
good driving habit. For your own and
others’ safety, do not overload the
vehicle or use it to haul trailers. BYD
won’t take responsibilities for damage
or faults caused by trailing with
commercial purposes.
Weight limit
Before towing a trailer, the towing
capacity of the trailer should be
confirmed. You can contact a local
BYD authorized service center and
make sure that the towing capacity of
the trailer is within the regulated range.
The towing capacity is determined on a
flat road surface. It should be
remembered that in mountainous
regions, the engine power and its
towing capacity will be reduced.
Friendly Tips
The hauled trailer weight
should not exceed the
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maximum rated weight of the
towing hook; otherwise,
accidents and severe human
damage may be caused.
Towing may increase the brake
distance, so in trailer towing,
the safety distance should be
lengthened. At a speed of
10km/h (kilometer/hour), the
distance between your vehicle
and the preceding vehicle
should be at least the sum of
the lengths of your vehicle and
the trailer. Avoid emergency
braking; otherwise slipping
may cause vehicle folding and
make the vehicle out of control.
Tires

Make sure the tires have
proper pressure.

Keep the trailer tire pressure
at the pressure strength
defined by the trailer
manufacturer according to the
total weight of the trailer.
Running-in procedures

BYD Company suggests that all
new vehicles or vehicles with new
parts (engine, speed reducer,
differential, wheel bearing,
transmission shaft, etc.) not haul
trailers in the first 2,000km
(kilometer).
Maintenance

Trailer towing will increase the
load of the vehicle, so it should be
maintained more frequently.

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How to save fuel and prolong the
vehicle service life
Fuel consumption can be reduced
easily and conveniently. It can also
lengthen the service life of the vehicle.
Following is some knowledge on
reducing the fuel and repair
expenditure:

Keep proper tire pressure. Tire
pressure insufficiency will lead to
tire wear and increase the fuel
consumption.

Do not place unnecessary
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
things on the vehicle. Too heavy
weight will increase the engine
load and lead to fuel consumption
increase.
Avoid long-time warming up
idling. Once the engine has
entered steady state, you can
start driving, but the operation
should be steady. It should be
noted that in cold weather, the
longer time is needed to warm up
the engine.
Accelerate slowly and steadily.
Avoid sudden start. Drive at
high-speed gear as soon as
possible.
Avoid long-time engine idling.
To wait for others when the traffic
is not busy, you’d better stop the
engine and, after the people have
come, start it again.
Avoid lug down or over-speed
operation of the engine. Select
proper speed gear shifts
according to the road conditions.
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Avoid frequent acceleration
and deceleration. It may
increase the fuel
consumption.
Avoid unnecessary parking
or braking. Keep a steady
speed. Driving in accordance
with the traffic signal lights can
reduce the stop times to the
minimum. Alternatively, drive
on free roads with no traffic
lights with a proper distance
kept from the preceding
vehicle to avoid emergency
braking. This can also reduce
brake wear.
Avoid areas with busy
traffic or congestion as far
as possible.
Do not place your foot on
the clutch pedal or the
brake pedal. This may
produce early wear and over
heat and consume large
amounts of oil.
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Position the front wheels
correctly. Avoid crushing into
stones on road sides. Drive slowly
on uneven roads. Improper front
wheel location can not only lead
to over wear of tires, but also
increase the engine load and fuel
consumption.
The chassis should be kept
clean and free of mud. This can
not only reduce the vehicle weight
but also prevent corrosion.
Adjust the vehicle to keep it in
the optimal state. Dirty air filter,
improper air vale, dirty spark plug,
dirty engine oil and lubricant,
improperly adjusted brakes, etc.
can all affect the engine
performance and cause fuel
waste. To prolong their useful
lives, all parts should be
maintained regularly. If you often
drive in harsh environments, the
vehicle should be maintained
more often.
Friendly Tips
Do not stop the engine when
going down slopes. If the
engine is stopped, the power
steering system and the
vacuum booster won’t
function.
Parking brake
Setting
In parking, lift up the parking brake
firmly to prevent the vehicle from
sliding.
Applying: Lift the handle of the parking
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brake. To get better retaining force,
push and hold the brake pedal with
your foot until the parking brake is
lifted up.
Release: Lift the handle of the
parking brake lightly (1), press in
the lock-release button (2) and then
put the parking brake down (3).
The parking brake indicator will
illuminate until the parking brake is
released to show the parking brake
has been set.
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Friendly Tips
Before driving, make sure the
parking brake is completely
released and the parking brake
indicator is out.

For parking of automatic
transmission vehicles,
please shift the gear
position to "P"; for parking
of manual transmission
vehicles, shift the gear to
any non-neutral position
after flameout, in order to
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prevent slipping due to
misoperation or parking
brake failure.
Before driving, make sure
that the parking brake is
fully released, and the
parking brake warning light
goes out.
Driving when the parking
handle is not fully released
will damage the brakes,
tires and axles.
When parking in cold region
in the winter, it is
recommended that do not
use the parking brake
system, shift the gear to any
non-neutral position after
flameout (manual
transmission), and shift to P
position (automatic
transmission).
When parking, please
choose a suitable location;
do not park the car near
flammable materials, on the
weeds or crop residues.
If the car only uses 1
position or P position for
long time parking, the slope
of the parking shouldn’t
exceed 10%.
Special situation treatment while
driving
The engine shut down while driving
The engine shut down while
driving……
1.
2.
3.
Please slow down the car slowly,
keep moving in a straight way and
drive away from the road to a safe
place.
Turn on the emergency flashlight.
Start the engine again.
Friendly Tips
If the engine can not run, the
power-assisting device of brake
and redirector will not work. So
steering and braking will be more
difficult than usual.
The car is overheated
If the coolant thermometer for the
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engine indicates overheated, or
there is power loss, loud
knocking, or noisy bang, that
means the engine may be
overheated. Please handle it as
per the procedures below:
1. Drive the car away from the
road, park it, and turn on the
emergency flashlight. Set the
transmission in the neutral
position, and apply the
parking brake. Stop using the
air conditioning if it is running.
Contact BYD authorized
service station for help.
2. If there is coolant or steam
spouting out of the radiator or
expansion tank, please shut
down the engine until it is
cooled down. If no coolant or
steam is spouting, just keep
the engine running and make
sure the cooling fan is working.
If not, please turn off the
ignition switch. Contact BYD
Starting and Driving 3-10
authorized service station for
help.
Friendly Tips
To avoid personal injury, please
keep the engine hood closed until
there is no steam. The spouting of
steam or coolant means high
pressure.
3.
Check whether there is obvious
coolant leakage under the
radiator, hose, and the car.
Friendly Tips
While the engine is running, please
keep your hands & clothes a
certain distance away from the
working fan & driving belt of the
engine.
4.
If there is coolant leakage, please
shut down the engine at once and
contact the service store
authorized by BYD for help.
Friendly Tips
In high temperature, the radiator
cap is not allowed to be removed
since the spouting
high-temperature steam and liquid
under pressure may cause serious
damage.
If emergency towing is needed
If the car needs traction, please contact
BYD authorized service station. Do not
let other vehicles tract your car only
with ropes or chains, which is very
dangerous.
Towing hook
mounting base
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Chapter 4
Exterior Maintenance
Sheet Metal Paint Maintenance……………………………4-2
Paint Maintenance Tips……………………………………..4-3
Washing and Waxing………………………………………..4-4
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Sheet metal paint maintenance
Proper maintenance for the car can
prevent corrosion for a long time.
The common causes for car
corrosion:

Saline-alkali, dust, and moisture
concentrate at the inaccessible
parts of bottom of the car.

The paint film or bottom layer is
scratched by slight crash or
foreign bodies such as sand.
If you live in a special area or
operate the car in special
circumstance, please be careful:

The dust on the road with
saline-alkali or chemical
substances will speed up
corrosion. The air along the
seacoast or in contaminated
industrial park is also saline.

High moisture will speed up
corrosion, especially in the area
with a temperature just over 0°C.
Exterior Maintenance 4-2
Certain parts of the car are
always under moisture or
humidity. Even if the rest parts
are kept dry, corrosion will occur.
The above items show the importance
of keeping the car, especially the
bottom part clean, and repairing the
damaged paint film and protection film
ASAP.

To avoid corrosion for BYD F0,
please follow the instructions
below:
Wash the car regularly. Washing
your car regularly can keep it clean.
But for anti-corrosion, please abide by
the following points:

In winter if you drive the car on
the road with saline-alkali or live
by the sea, please wash the
running part of the car at least
once per month to reduce
corrosion.

High pressure or steam is
effective for cleaning chassis
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and wheel cover. Slurry and dirt
in these positions are difficult to
remove, so that you need to pay
extra attention as getting the
slurry and crumbs wet without
removing them may cause
severer damage. Please avoid
the dust jamming the drain hole
on the lower edge of the door, sill
plate, and frame, or water
accumulated will lead to
corrosion.
Arrange a thorough cleaning for
the chassis when winter is over.
Check the car's paint and
decorative pieces. When there is
any fragment or crack on the paint film,
please repair it at once to avoid the
access to corrosion. If the fragments
or cracks peel off the metal surface,
please contact the service store
authorized by BYD for repair.
Check inside of carriage. Moisture
and dust will concentrate beneath the
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floor mats and cause corrosion,
please check the underside of the
floor mats frequently and make sure it
is dry. When you transport chemicals,
detergent, fertilizer, or salt, please pay
particular attention and use proper
containers for transportation. In case
of any spillage or leakage, please
clean it immediately and keep dry.
Use mudguard. When driving in
saline-alkali land or on the gravel road,
you can use mudguard to protect the
car. The mudguard with bigger size
and shorter distance from the ground
has better effect.
Park the car in well ventilated
garage or other place with roof
instead of damp or unventilated
garage. To wash your car in the
garage or drive on the wet or snowy
road will get the garage damp and
thus cause corrosion. Even though
the garage is dry, the car will also get
damp and suffer corrosion if it is
poorly ventilated.
Paint maintenance tips
Pay attention to the following for the
maintenance and using:
 Before, during and after using the
car, clear the dust on the body in
time, to minimize the adsorption of
dust by electrostatic on the body;
 Wash in time after raining. The rain
stains on the car body gradually
reduce, and the concentration of
acid substances increases; if the
rain stains aren’t rinsed with clean
water as soon as possible, the
paint will be damaged;
 Before washing the car, wait until
the engine cools down; do not
wash the car in the burning sun or
high temperature, in order to avoid
detergent drying and leaving marks.
Use dedicated detergent and
neutral running water to wash the
car, instead of alkaline washing
powder, soap water and liquid
detergent to prevent washing off
the grease paint and accelerating
paint aging. To wash the car in a
washing station, avoid the
personnel using dewaxing
detergent, in order to avoid paint
damage. The cars driving on the
coastal or polluted areas should be
washed everyday;
 Scrub the car with clean soft cloth
or sponge, to prevent mixing metal
scraps and sand; do not wipe the
car with dry cloth, towel or sponge,
to avoid scratching. Wipe gently
from top to bottom along the
direction of water flow; do not wipe
circularly or horizontally;
 For some extremely corrosive
traces (such as tar, bird droppings,
insects, etc.), clear away
immediately. In this regard, it must
be cleaned with special cleaning
agents; do not scrap with blade or
eliminate with gasoline, to avoid
damaging the paint.
Note: Do not touch the paint with the
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dirty hands or scrub the paint with oil
cloth; do not put the tools stained with
oil or rags containing organic solvents
on the car to avoid chemical reaction.
 Do not repaint if the surface doesn’t
have obvious scratches, in order to
prevent paint color inconsistency or
poor combination;
 If the car won’t be driven for a long
time, park in the garage or a
well-ventilated place, and cover
with dedicated shield in winter. For
temporary parking, choose a cool
place;
 Avoid strong impact, bump and
scratches to the body paint. If the
paint has any scratch, depression
or falling off, please repair in
qualified car beauty shop in time;
 Use high quality detergent to clean
the body trims; for waxing, do not
wipe too much, in order to avoid
penetrating the paint and exposing
the prototype;
 Wax the paint from time to time for
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protection and maintain in qualified
car beauty shop regularly (once a
quarter), to recover the gloss of the
paint;
For cleaning of light plating metal
parts, use graphite cleaning agent
and wax regularly for protection.
Manual Cleaning for BYD F7
Friendly Tips
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Washing and waxing
Cleaning for BYD F7
Clean the car in normal way.
In the cases below, the paint film may
peel off and there will be corrosion in
the car body and parts. Please clean
the car immediately.
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Driving along the seacoast.
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Driving on the road covered with
anti-freezer.
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Stuck with coal tar, resin, bird
manure, and dead insects.
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Driving in the area with heavy
smoke, coal ash, dust, iron
fillings, or chemical substances.

The car is obviously covered
with dust and slurry.
Please protect your hands
from hurt while cleaning the
underside of the floor or
chassis.
Do not rinse the car with
water directly if the body
temperature is high, which
will cause serious damage to
sheet metal and paint.
Decorative plastic pieces on
wheels: The decorative plastic pieces
are easy to be damaged by organic
substances. If any organic substance
spills onto the decorative pieces,
please wash it away by clean water
and check whether the decorative
pieces are hurt.
Friendly Tips
Do not install the seriously
damaged decorative pieces for
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plastic wheels, or they may drop
off the wheel while driving and
thus lead to accident.
Aluminum wheel: wash it only with
neutral soap water or neutral
detergent.
Bumper: be careful to wash it. Do not
use detergent with grinding materials
to wipe it, because its front side is
soft.
Asphalt from the road: wash it by
turpentine or detergent marked as
non-harmful to the painted surface.
Warning
Do not use such organic
substances as gas, kerosene,
naphtha, and strong solvent, or
you may get toxic or the car will
be damaged.
once per month; if the car body is not
quite water-resistant, please do
waxing.
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Before waxing, please wash the
car and dry the body even if you
use the mixture of detergent and
wax.
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Please use quality polish and car
wax. When the polishing on the
car body has been weathered
seriously, please use the
cleaning polish separated from
the car wax. Follow the
instructions and precautions
from the manufacturer. The
chrome plated surface also
needs polishing and waxing.
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On a large surface, if the water
can not form beads but stay on
the surface, you shall wax the
car.
Warning
Waxing for BYD F7
To keep the glossy as brand-new, we
suggest you to polish and wax the car
When the car is placed in
painting & polishing workshop
with high temperature for
repainting, please remove the
plastic bumper from the car, or
high heat may damage the
bumper.
Inside cleaning
Friendly Tips
Do not allow the water to flow
onto the floor while cleaning the
car, as the water may enter the
audio devices or other electric
appliances on the carpet (mat),
which may result in malfunction
of the devices and corrosion of
the car body.
Carpet
Please use quality foam detergent to
clean the carpet.
First use the dust collector to absorb
the dust. Several kinds of foam
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detergents are applicable, some are
packed in aerosol can, and the rest
are powder or liquid to be mixed with
water for foam. Use a sponge or
brush dipped with foam to wash the
carpet, and the sponge or brush shall
move in circle.
No clean water is needed, just keep
the carpet dry. Please read the
instructions for detergent and strictly
follow them.
Seat Belt
The seat belt can be washed with
neutral soap water or tepid water.
Use sponge or soft cloth to clean it.
And check if the seat belt has
evidence of abrasion or cut.
Warning
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The seat belt can not be
cleaned with coloring agent
or bleacher, or its strength
will be weakened.
Do not use the seat belt
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until it is dry.
Doors and Windows
Doors and windows can be cleaned
with normal household detergent.

Warning
While cleaning the inside of the
back window, please be careful
not to scratch or damage the
heater strip or the plug.
Please use damp and soft cloth to
clean the air conditioning control
panel, car stereo system,
instrument panel, control panel,
and switches.
Dip a clean and soft cloth into the
water or tepid water, and then wipe
away the dust gently.
Warning
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Do not use organic
substances (like solvent,
kerosene, alcohol, or gas)
and acid-base solutions,
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because these chemicals will
lead to color change, taint,
and peeling on the surface.
Before using detergent or
polish, first please make sure
they do not include the above
substances.
If you use new liquid
detergent, please do not spill
the liquid onto the inside
surface of the car as they
may contain above
substance.
Leather Ornament inside the Car
For leather ornaments, you can use
neutral detergent designed for
woolen fabrics to clean them. Use a
soft cloth dipped with 5% of neutral
detergent designed for woolen fabrics
to erase the dust, and then wipe off
the residual detergent with a clean
wet cloth. If any part of the leather
gets wet after cleaning, please wipe it
dry with a clean soft cloth and keep it
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in the ventilated shade for drying. It is
recommended that you clean the car
in BYD authorized service station.
Warning
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If you can not wash off the
dirt with neutral detergent,
please use the detergent
without organic solvent.
Nylon brush or man-made
fiber fabric will scratch the
surface of the leather grain.
Dirty leather ornaments will
generate mold. Please try to
avoid oil stain and always
keep the ornaments clean.
Long-time exposure to the
sun may cause
solidification or shrinkage
to the leather surface. So
please park your car in the
shade especially in summer.
In the hot summer, the
temperature inside the car
tends to rise. Do not place
those articles made of vinyl
plastic, plastic, or waxy
materials on the leather
ornaments, because those
articles will stick to the
leather in high-temperature
environment.
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Chapter 5
Maintenance Notice
Regular Maintenance……………………………………………….…..5-2
BYD F7 Passenger Car Maintenance Program……………………..5-2
F7 (483QB Engine) Maintenance Schedule and Content...……..…5-4
F7 (476ZQA Engine) Maintenance Schedule and Content………...5-8
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Maintenance
Regular maintenance is very
important.
Here BYD recommend you to
maintain F7 according to the
maintenance schedule below. Regular
maintenance is helpful in:
 Fuel saving
 Extension of service life
 Joy of driving
 Safe driving
 Stable driving
 Warranty compliance
 Compliance with government rules
Warning
Please maintain the car at BYD
authorized service station
regularly in accordance with the
provisions of BYD F7 Passenger
Car Maintenance and Warranty
Manual.
BYD F7 Passenger Car has been
designed into the vehicle of economic
driving and maintenance; in order to
ensure the optimized driving
efficiency, it is still necessary to follow
Maintenance Notice 5-2
the maintenance program.
Where can I get maintenance?
Maintenance by the local BYD
authorized service station is the best.
The technicians of BYD authorized
service station are well-trained
professionals. They will receive
relevant technical journal, the
essentials of maintenance, internal
training programs of sales and service
station and other latest information on
services. The professional staff will
provide you with professional service.
BYD authorized service station has
spent a lot of money and provided
with a variety of BYD dedicated tools
and repair equipment, which help to
get the job done better and reduce
costs.
The maintenance department of BYD
authorized service station can
perform all the maintenance programs,
which is reliable and economical.
BYD F7 Passenger Car
Maintenance Program
BYD F7 Passenger Car Maintenance
Program is used to guarantee the
stability of driving, reduce failures,
and ensure safe and economic
driving.
The maintenance intervals can be
found in the schedule, and are
determined according to the odometer
reading or time interval, whichever
comes first.
For the maintenance items that have
exceeded the last period, the
maintenance also should be
performed at the same time interval.
The maintenance interval of every
item is recorded in the maintenance
program.
Periodic Maintenance Table
Periodic maintenance table lists all
the maintenance items necessary to
keep your car always running in its
best state. The maintenance shall
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comply with the standards and
specifications of BYD Auto Co., Ltd.,
and is carried out by properly trained
and skilled technical personnel. BYD
authorized service stations meet all
these requirements.
The maintenance items, driving time
and distance listed in the periodic
maintenance table are prepared on
the assumption that the car is used as
the normal means of transport for
passengers and objects.
You should also follow the advice
below:
1. Avoid exceeding the loading limits,
because overloading will make
the engine, brakes and most other
parts bear additional burden;
2. On the road allowing traffic, dive
under the speed limit in
accordance with the law;
3. Start your car regularly, and drive
a few kilometers every time;
4. Be sure to use the recommended
gasoline.
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BYD genuine original parts, oil and equivalent substitutes are recommended for maintenance. These high-quality items are
same with the original parts on BYD F7, which can ensure trouble-free operation of your vehicle.
F7 (483QB engine) maintenance schedule and content
Maintenance
Interval
Milometer Readings or Months, Whichever Comes Earlier
×1,000 (km)
3
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13
18
23
28
33
38
43
48
53
58
63
68
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3
Months
3
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12
15
18
21
24
27
30
33
36
39
42
4
5
Maintenance
Items
Engine & Transmission
1. Check if the ribbed belt is with crack,
flying chip, or abrasion and adjust its
intensity
2. Replace
483QB engine
engine timing
belt
3. Check if the ignition cable is damaged
4. Check and
General
Common
replace the
Service
Spark
spark plug
Conditio Plug
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Spark
Plug
Severe service
Condition
5. Check the crankcase ventilation system
(PCV valve and air hose)
6. Check if the water-cooling pipe is
damaged and whether its connection is
firm
7. Check the engine coolant level in the
overflow pot
8. Replace the engine coolant
9. Replace the
General Service
element of the
Condition
air filter
Severe service
Condition
General Service
Condition
10. Change the
engine oil
Severe service
Condition
11. Replace the General
Service
engine oil filter
Condition
Replace every 25,000km
Replacement in Advance as Required
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Clean every 2500km; replace every 15000km
Replacement in Advance as Required
R: every 5000km or six months
R: every 3000km
R: every 5000km or six months
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Severe service
Condition
12. Check the battery accumulator
13. Check the idle speed of the engine
14. Check the ignition timing
15. Check and adjust the valve clearance
16. Check if the exhaust fitting is leaking
air
17. Check transmission oil cooler hose
18. Check the control cable of the throttle
valve
19. The throttle body
20. The oil nozzle
21. Check the oxygen sensor
22. Check the three-way catalytic
converter
23. The fuel filter
24. The fuel tank cover, fuel pipe, and
terminal
25. The active carbon canister
General Service
26. Check and
change the gear
Condition
Maintenance Notice 5-6
R: every 3000km
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oil inside the
Severe service
manual
Condition
transmission
Chassis & Car Body
27. Check the fixation screw fastening the
chassis
28. The brake pedal and parking brake
29. The brake pad and brake disc
30. Brake fluid
31. The brake pipe and hose
32. Power-assisted steering fluid
33. The steering wheel and draw bar
34. The dust helmet of transmission shaft
35. The ball pin and dust helmet
36. The front and back suspension
system
37. The tire and inflation pressure
38. Check the front and back wheel
alignment
39. Check if the wheel bearing is with
clearance
40. Check the function of the clutch
system and adjust the pedal travel
R: Time Period Reduction as Required
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Replace after first 40,000km, then replace every two years or 40,000km,
check once every year
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Maintenance Notice 5-7
BYD F7-1, F7-2, F7-3 Owner’s Manual
41. Clutch fluid
42. Clutch system piping and hose
43. Cooling or heating system
44. The filter of air conditioning
45. The refrigerant of air conditioning
46. Check the air bag system
47. Check damage to the car body
48. Check hood lock and fastener
Replace every two years or 40,000km; check during schedule maintenance
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Every year
Note: 1. Meaning of symbols in the table: I = inspect, adjust or replace; R = replace, change or lubricate
2. Time period for replacement of oil filter can be reduced based on the dirt level of the gasoline engine.
Severe service condition means:
(1) Always running in the dusty area or exposure to salty air
(2) Always running on the bumpy, water-logging, or mountain road
(3) Running in cold areas
(4) The engine frequently suffers long-lasting idle running or short-distance running in the cold season
(5) Frequently use of the brake, frequent hard braking
(6) It often functions as a tow trailer
(7) It is used as a taxi
(8) Running time in urban area with busy traffic and a temperature over 32℃ exceeds 50% of the total running time
(9) Running time at the speed of 120km/h with a temperature over 32℃ exceeds 50% of the total running time
(10) Always running overload.
Maintenance Notice 5-8
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F7 (476ZQA engine) maintenance schedule and content
Milometer Readings or Months, Whichever Comes Earlier
Maintenance
Interval
Maintenance
Items
×1,000 (km)
3.5
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78.
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86
Months
6
First
Time
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Engine & Transmission
1. Check if the ribbed belt is with crack, flying
chip, or abrasion and adjust its intensity
2. Check if the ignition cable is damaged
General Service
3. Check and
Condition
replace the spark
Severe service
plug
Condition
4. Check the crankcase ventilation system
(PCV valve and air hose)
5. Check if the water-cooling pipe is
damaged and whether its connection is firm
6. Check the engine coolant level in the
expansion tank
7. Fill gasoline detergent
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Replacement in Advance as Required
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Maintenance Notice 5-9
BYD F7-1, F7-2, F7-3 Owner’s Manual
8. Replace the engine coolant
General Service
9. Replace the
Condition
element of the air
Severe service
filter
Condition
General Service
Condition
10. Change the
engine oil
Severe service
Condition
11. Replace the engine oil filter
12. Check the battery accumulator
13. Check the idle speed of the engine
14. Check if the exhaust fitting is leaking air
15. Check the oxygen sensor
16. Check the three-way catalytic converter
17. The fuel filter
18. The fuel tank cover, fuel pipe, and
terminal
19. The active carbon canister
20. Check and
General Service
change the gear
Condition
oil inside the
Severe
service
manual
Condition
transmission
Maintenance Notice 5-10
Replace every two years or 40,000km
Clean every 7500km; replace every 20,000km
Replacement in Advance as Required
Replace during regular maintenance
R: every 5000km
Replace every time the engine oil is replaced
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21. Check and
General Service
change the gear
Condition
oil inside the
Severe service
automatic
Condition
transmission
Chassis & Car Body
22. Check hood lock and fastener
23. Check the fixation screw fastening the
chassis
24. The brake pedal and parking brake
25. The brake pad and brake disc
26. Brake fluid
27. The brake pipe and hose
28. Power-assisted steering fluid
29. The steering wheel and draw bar
30. The dust helmet of transmission shaft
31. The ball pin and dust helmet
32. The front and back suspension system
33. The tire and inflation pressure (including
TPMS)
34. Check the front and back wheel
alignment
After first 55000km, check every 60000km, and replace if necessary
R: Time Period Reduction as Required
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check once every year
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Maintenance Notice 5-11
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35. Check if the wheel bearing is with
clearance
36. Check the function of the clutch system
and adjust the pedal travel
37. Clutch fluid
38. Clutch system piping and hose
39. Cooling or heating system
40. The filter of air conditioning
41. The refrigerant of air conditioning
42. Check the air bag system
43. Check damage to the car body
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Note: 1. Meaning of symbols in the table: I = inspect, adjust or replace; R = replace, change or lubricate
2. Time period for replacement of oil filter can be reduced based on the dirt level of the gasoline engine.
Severe service condition means:
(1) Always running in the dusty area or exposure to salty air
(2) Always running on the bumpy, water-logging, or mountain road
(3) Running in cold areas
(4) The engine frequently suffers long-lasting idle running or short-distance running in the cold season
(5) Frequently use of the brake, frequent hard braking
(6) It often functions as a tow trailer
(7) It is used as a taxi
(8) Running time in urban area with busy traffic and a temperature over 32℃ exceeds 50% of the total running time
(9) Running time at the speed of 120km/h with a temperature over 32℃ exceeds 50% of the total running time
(10) Always running overload.
Maintenance Notice 5-12
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Friendly Tips
Sporadic forward shaking of TID
model is normal.
Warning
Precautions for turbocharged
engine:
 476ZQA engine requires
dedicated engine oil (e.g.
FUCHS TITAN EM 5C 1420_TI;
contact BYD authorized
service station for details); do
not add any other engine oil
and any additives.
 Do not add any additives to
the coolant, or else it will
impair the corrosion
resistance of the coolant and
even damage the engine.
 To ensure that the engine of
your car is always maintained
in good working condition, be
sure to add BYD approved
gasoline detergent in gasoline
on a regular basis. The
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specific usage of gasoline
detergent: the gasoline
detergent should be added in
each regular maintenance
(including first 3500km
maintenance); add 1 bottle
(180ml) each time; add the
gasoline detergent after filling
up the tank, and do not add
extra gasoline and additives
before running out the tank of
fuel.
For the vehicles that the
mileage exceeds 20,000 km
and gasoline detergent is used
for the first time, it is
recommended to use 3 bottles
(180ml/bottle) continuously,
and then use 2 bottles
continuously every 7500 km.
In the areas that ethanol
gasoline is used, it is
recommended that use a
bottle (180ml) of gasoline
detergent every other tank of
fuel.
Maintenance Notice 5-13
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Chapter 6
Self Maintenance
Cooling System…………………………………………….....6-2
Power Steering Fluid………………………………………....6-5
Washer………………………………………………………....6-5
Battery……………………………………………………….....6-6
Tire………………………………………………………….…..6-7
Skid Chain……………………………………………………..6-9
Self Maintenance 6-1
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Check the following items in
accordance with the usage:
1. Engine oil level - once every
month;
2. Engine coolant level - once every
month;
3. Windshield washing liquid - check
the washing liquid in the tank
once every month. If the washing
liquid is frequently used because
of bad weather, check the liquid
level at each refueling;
4. Windshield wiper - check the
wiper once every month. If the
wipers can not scrape the
windshield, check whether there
is abrasion, cracks or other
damage;
5. Automatic transmission - check
the oil level once every month;
6. Brake and clutch - check the
liquid level once every month;
7. Brake pedal - check whether the
brake pedal operates freely;
8. Hand brake - check whether the
Self Maintenance 6-2
handbrake lever operates freely;
9. Battery - check the battery status
and terminal corrosion once every
month;
10. Air-conditioning system - check
the functioning of air conditioning
device weekly;
11. Tires - check tire pressure monthly.
Check the wear conditions of tires
and whether there are embedded
foreign bodies;
12. Windshield defroster - check the
defroster outlet when use heater
and air-conditioner every month;
13. Lights - check the status of
headlights, side lights, tail lamps,
high-mounted brake lamps, turn
signal lamps, front fog lamps, rear
fog lamps, brake lamps and
license plate lamp every month;
14. Doors - check whether the
luggage box cover and all doors
(including rear doors) open/close
freely and lock securely;
15. Horns - check whether the horns
are normal.
Friendly Tips
Do not drive the car before it is
inspected, or else it will result in
serious damage of the car and
personal injury.
Cooling system
483QB engine
Adding engine coolant
Expansion tank
Upper limit
scale mark
Lower limit scale mark
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If the coolant level in the expansion
tank is at or below the lower limit (MIN)
scale mark, you should add the
coolant to make the liquid level rise to
the upper limit (MAX) scale mark.
Check whether the cooling system
leaks.
Only use BYD approved coolant. Do
not add any extender. Do not mix
coolants of different brands and
models.
Warning
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The coolant may spurt and
result in severe burns if the
radiator cap is opened before
the engine is completely
cooled down.
Before opening the radiator
cap, make sure that the engine
and radiator have cooled down.
Radiator cap
all of the discharge, or else it will
damage the components inside the
cabin;
5. Put on the radiator cap, press
down and rotate to the final stop
position;
Add to this level
1. Confirm that the engine and
radiator have cooled down;
2. Rotate the radiator cover
counterclockwise (do not press
down) until tightened. In this way,
the residual pressure in the cooling
system will be released in full;
3. Press down, and rotate
counter-clockwise at the same time
to remove the radiator cap;
4. The coolant level should reach the
bottom of the neck of the injection
port. If inadequate, add BYD
approved coolant. Pour the coolant
slowly to prevent overflow. If
overflow occurs, immediately clear
Expansion tank
6. Fill coolant into the expansion tank,
to make the liquid level rise to the
upper limit (MAX) mark, and then put
on the cover of expansion tank.
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Friendly Tips
Do not add any rust inhibitors or
other additives to the cooling
system; additives may be
incompatible with the coolant or
engine components; it is not
recommended to mix coolants of
different brands and models
476ZQA engine
Adding engine coolant
the upper limit (MAX) scale mark.
Check whether the cooling system
leaks.
Only use BYD approved coolant. Do
not add any extender. Do not mix
coolants of different brands and
models.
Warning
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Upper limit scale mark

Lower limit scale mark
If the coolant level in the expansion
tank is at or below the lower limit (MIN)
scale mark, you should add the
coolant to make the liquid level rise to
Self Maintenance 6-4
The coolant may spurt and
result in severe burns if the
expansion tank is opened
before the engine is completely
cooled down.
Before opening the expansion
tank, make sure that the engine
and expansion tank have
cooled down.
Add to this level
1. Confirm that the engine, radiator
and expansion tank have cooled
down;
2. Rotate the expansion tank cover
counterclockwise (do not press
down) until removed. In this way,
the residual pressure in the cooling
system will be released in full;
3. The coolant level should reach the
bottom of the neck of the injection
port. If inadequate, add BYD
approved coolant. Pour the coolant
slowly to prevent overflow. If
overflow occurs, immediately clear
all of the discharge, or else it will
damage the components inside the
cabin;
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4. Put on the expansion tank cover,
and rotate to the final stop position;
Friendly Tips
Do not add any rust inhibitors or
other additives to the cooling
system; additives may be
incompatible with the coolant or
engine components; it is not
recommended to mix coolants of
different brands and models
Power steering fluid
Check the level of power steering fluid
at least once every six months, which
should be done when the engine
cools down. Check the reservoir side,
and the oil level should be between
the UPPER LEVEL and LOWER
LEVEL. If it is below the lower limit,
add power steering fluid to make the
oil level rise to the upper level.
Friendly Tips
The power steering pump will be
damaged if the steering wheel is
turned to the left or right end and
locked there.
1.5TI model
Upper level
Lower level
The reduction of power steering fluid
level indicates that the system may
leak oil; please check the oil level
regularly and inspect the system as
soon as possible.
Warning
Only use Mobil ATF DEXRON ® III transmission fluid or ATF
transmission fluid complying with
DEXRON-III as power steering
fluid, while other types of power
steering fluid will damage the
power steering system.
 Be careful to add the power
steering oil to avoid
overflowing. Immediately clear
the spilled oil, which will
damage parts of the engine
compartment.
 If you do not know how to
check the fluid level and add
fluid, please contact BYD
authorized service station.
Washer
Windshield washer
During normal use, check the liquid
level of the windshield washer
reservoir at least once every month; in
case of bad weather, check the liquid
level of washer reservoir when park
and refuel if the washer is frequently
used.
Windshield washer reservoir is
located in the rear of the right front
headlight of the engine compartment.
Remove the cover and check the level
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gauge installed on the cover to check
the liquid level of the reservoir.
Add high quality windshield washing
liquid to improve the decontamination
ability and prevent freezing in cold
weather.
Liquid level
Warning
Do not fill engine antifreeze or
vinegar and water solvent into the
windshield washer reservoir. The
antifreeze will damage the surface
paint, the vinegar and water
solvents will damage the
windshield washer motor. It is
recommended that use
windshield washing liquid on
market.
Battery
Check the status of the battery
monthly. Examine the color in the
indication window and the terminal
corrosion.
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When you add the washing liquid to
the reservoir again, use a clean cloth
stained with windshield washing liquid
to clean the wipers of the windshield.
This will help make the blade of the
wipers in good condition.
Self Maintenance 6-6
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Warning
In normal operation, the battery
may generate explosive
hydrogen. Spark or open flame
may cause the battery
explosion, the energy of which
is sufficient to cause serious
injury or even death. All sparks,
open flames and flammable
materials must be kept away
from the battery.
For battery maintenance, wear
protective clothing and mask,
or ask skilled technician to
operate.
The battery contains strong
corrosive and highly toxic
sulfuric acid (electrolyte). If the
electrolyte splashes into eyes
or on the skin, it will cause
severe burns. When handling
batteries or operating in the
vicinity, wear protective
clothing and goggles.
Do not drink the electrolyte, or
else it will cause fatal
poisoning if measures aren’t
taken immediately.
The battery should be placed
out of the reach of the children.
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Friendly Tips
The battery may produce
flammable and explosive
hydrogen gas.
 When using tools, do not let the
battery produce sparks.
 Do not smoke or light matches
near the battery.
 The electrolyte contains toxic
and corrosive sulfuric acid.
 Prevent electrolyte contacting
with eyes, skin or clothing.
Do not drink the electrolyte.
 Wear safety goggles when
working near the battery.
 Do not let children approach the
battery.
View the indicator window of the
battery to check the status of the
battery. The battery label is marked
with the meaning of the colors of the
indicator window.
If you need to connect the battery to
another charger, the positive and
negative cables should be
disconnected to prevent damage to
the vehicle electrical system.
Tire
For safe driving, the type and size of
the tires must be suitable for your
vehicle, and have tread patterns in
good condition and proper tire
pressure. The following pages will
describe how and when to check tire
pressure, how to check tire damage
and wear, and the method of
changing tires in detail.
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Warning
Tires of excessive wear or
insufficient tire pressure will
cause accidents and personal
injury or death.
Always comply with all
instructions on the tire inflation
and maintenance in the
Owner’s Manual.
Inflation
Keep tires properly inflated to ensure
optimized maneuverability, tire life
and driving comfort. Underinflated
tires wear unevenly, the manipulation
and fuel economy will be impaired,
and may leak due to overheating.
Hyperinflated tires make the ride
uncomfortable, and the tires are
easily damaged and worn unevenly
due to uneven pavement.
It is recommended that inspect the
tires visually everyday. If you think
that certain tire is too low, test with the
tire gauge immediately.
Measure the tire pressure with tire
gauge at least once a month. Even if
the tires are in good condition, the tire
pressure also may decrease by 7~15
2
kPa (0.07~0.15kgf/cm ) a month.
Remember to check the spare tire at
the same time.
The tire pressure should be measured
when the tires are in cold state. This
means that wait for at least three
hours after stopped and then
measure the pressure. If you need to
drive before measuring tire pressure,
the tires still can be considered as
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"cold" as long as the driving distance
doesn’t exceed 1.6km.
If you check tire pressure when the
tires are in hot state (after driving a
few kilometers), it is normal that the
pressure readings are 30~40kPa
2
(0.3~0.4kgf/cm ) higher than the
readings in cold state; do not deflate
in order to achieve the tire pressure
reading stated in cold state, which will
lead to insufficient tire pressure.
You need to bring your own tire gauge
and check tire pressure with it every
time. In this way, you can easily
determine whether the tire pressure
reduction is caused by the tire or the
difference between the different tire
gauges.
Friendly Tips
The recommended tire pressure
is attached to the tire info sign on
the door frame at driver's side,
which indicates the
recommended cold tire pressure.
Self Maintenance 6-8
Tubeless tires feature self-enclosed
function if punctured. However, since
the leak is usually very slow, the
leaking position should be located
carefully as long as the tire pressure
starts reducing.
Inspection
When checking the tire inflation every
time, also check whether the tires
have damage, foreign matter piercing
and wearing.
You should look for:
1. Tread or side damage and heave;
replace the tires in any case.
2. Scratches, cracks or broken on the
sides of tires; replace the tires if tire
cloth or cord thread is found.
3. Excessive tread wear.
Sign position mark
The inside of the tire is cast with wear
mark. When the tread wears here,
you can see a ribbon marker crossing
the tire tread. This means that the
tread thickness is less than 1.6mm.
The tires worn to such a degree have
weak adhesion on slippery roads. If
the tread has three or more wear
marks, the tire should be replaced.
Maintenance
In addition to proper inflation, correct
wheel alignment also helps to reduce
tread wear. If the tire isn’t worn
unevenly, please ask BYD authorized
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service station to check the wheel
alignment.
Before delivery of the car, the tires
have been balanced; however, before
the tires are worn, you may need to
re-balance the tires. If you feel
continuous vibration while driving,
please ask BYD authorized service
station to check the tires. If a tire has
been repaired, the tires must be
re-balanced.
Before installing new tires, be sure to
let the installer balance the tires, so
that the ride comfort and tire life will
be increased. Dynamic balancing or
"idle" balancing has been performed
for the original tires of your car before
delivery. It is best to ask the installer
to perform the dynamic balancing
when installing new tires.
Warning
Improper wheel balance weight
will damage the aluminum alloy
wheels of your car. Therefore,
only BYD genuine original wheel
balance weight can be used to
keep balance.
Replacing tires and wheels
The original tires of the car are
selected to maximize vehicle
performance, and provide you with
the best combination of
maneuverability, ride comfort and
service life at the same time. Please
replace with radial tires of same size,
load range, rated speed and
maximum cold tire pressure (marked
on the tire side). Mixing radial tire and
twill tire will reduce the braking
capacity, driving force (traction) and
steering precision of the car.
Installing improper tires will affect the
flexibility and stability of the vehicle,
and may lead to accidents and
casualties.
It is best to replace the four tires at the
same time; if it is impossible or
unnecessary, replace the front tires or
rear tires in pair. Replacing only one
tire will affect the maneuverability of
the car.
ABS (Antilock Braking System) works
through comparing wheel speeds. It is
required to replace the tires with the
same size as the original tires,
because the tire size and structure will
affect wheel speed and may lead to
incoordination of the system.
If the wheels should be replaced,
ensure that the specifications of the
new wheels match the specifications
of the original wheels. The new
wheels are available in BYD
authorized service station. Before
replacing the tires, please consult
BYD authorized service station.
Friendly Tips
Please comply with the
following instruction; otherwise,
it may cause serious accidents.

Don’t use radial tire, bias
belted tire or diagonal-ply tire
to the car, otherwise it may
cause typical operation
danger and make the car out
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of control.

Don’t use the other tire size
other than the manufacturer’s
recommendation, otherwise it
may cause a typical operation
danger and make the car out
of control.
authorized service station.
After installing the skid chain, drive on
icy road at the speed under 30km/h.
In order to minimize the wear of the
tires and skid chain, do not install skid
chain when driving on icy road.
Friendly Tips
Skid chain
The skid chain is only used for
emergency or driving in specific
regions expressly provided by law.
Skid chain should be installed on front
wheels. Be careful when driving
vehicle equipped with skid chain on
icy road. Some skid chains may also
damage the vehicle's tires, wheels,
suspension and body. Please select
thin skid chain to leave enough space
between the tire and other parts in the
wheel arch. Please carefully review
and read the assembly drawings of
the part and other instructions of the
skid chain manufacturer. Before
purchasing and installing the skid
chain, please consult the BYD
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
The driving speed should not
exceed 30km/h or the lower
speed limit prescribed by the
tire chain factory.

Drive carefully and pay
attention to the bulge objects,
holes and a sharp turn, which
may result in the vehicle
jumping.

When using the tire chain,
please avoid a sharp turn or a
locked wheel braking, which
could adversely affect the
operation of the car.

When driving the car with tire
chain, you should be careful.
Reduce speed before making
a turn to avoid losing control
of the car; otherwise it may
result in an accident.
Car storage
If the car will be parked for long-term
(one month or more), make the
following preparations. Proper
preparation can help prevent
deteriorating of car condition, and
restart the car easily. If possible, park
your car indoors.
1. Add fuel;
2. Replace the engine oil and filter;
3. Thoroughly clean and dry the body
exterior;
4. Clean the interior of the car, and
ensure that the carpets and pads
are completely dry;
5. Release the hand brake. Set the
transmission in Reverse position
(manual transmission models) or in
Park position (automatic
transmission models);
6. Block the rear wheels;
7. If the car will be stored for a long
time, use the jack to hold up the
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body, so that the tires are off the
ground;
8. Slightly open a window (if it is
stored indoors);
9. Disconnect the negative pile head
of the battery;
10. Underlay the front wiper arm with
a folded towel or cloth, to avoid
contacting with the windshield;
11. In order to reduce adhesions,
spray silicone lubricant on all
doors and luggage compartment
seals, and wax the paint surface
where the doors and luggage
compartment seals contact;
12. Cover the body with
breathable covering made of
cotton or similar "porous
materials". Plastic sheeting and
similar non-porous materials will
accumulate moisture and damage
the body surface paint;
13. If possible, periodically run the
engine a moment (preferably
once a month).
Wiper
Notice for wiper usage
The wiper strips are wearing parts
made of synthetic rubber, which will
be impaired by the environment and
drivers' habits; in order to ensure the
wiper life and driving safety, please
note the following matters.
※ Do not use the wipers to scrape the
ice on the windshield surface; use
dedicated ice scraper instead;
※ Do not wipe on dirty, oily or waxed
windshield surface;
※ Keep the glass surface clean, and
do not wipe the dust, sand, insects
and foreign matters on the glass
surface;
※ During car washing and body paint
maintenance, it doesn’t need to
wax the windshield, because the
wax layer will reflect light in poor
lighting environment and affect the
sight and driving safety. After
washing, wash the wipers in
purified water, and use special
glass wax cleaning agent to clear
the wax on the windshield;
※ Do not wash the wipers with water
gun directly when washing the car,
to avoid damaging the wipers due
to high water pressure.
Maintenance rules
 Regularly clean the
windshields and wipers (once
every one or two weeks)
 Even if it does not rain, it is
also recommended that
regular scrape the wipers
(once every one or two days)
 When scrape the windshield
with wipers, it is required to
keep the windshield fully wet
(spray the washing liquid if it
doesn’t rain)
 Use dedicated windscreen
washer fluid to clean the
windshield
 Wipe clean with a rag in time
if the windshield is stained
with dirt or insect's body
 If the windshield has pits
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A.
B.
knocked by gravel, carry out
maintenance in time (use
windshield repair resin for pits,
and replace the windshield if
there are too many or too big
wounds)
 Regularly replace the wipers
(every six months)
※ When cleaning the windshield,
lift the wiper arm first, and
follow the specific operation
below:
First, turn off the car power;
As shown in the figure, grasp the
top of the wiper with the thumb
and other fingers and carefully
lift the wiper assembly
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