OPEL AdBlue®
This supplement supersedes given
information in your Owner’s Manual.
What is AdBlue ?
AdBlue is a registered trademark of
the Verband der Automobilindustrie
e.V. (VDA).
Your vehicle uses AdBlue as an
additive to substantially reduce the
nitrogen oxide emissions into the
This is achieved by the Selective
Catalytic Reduction System
(BlueInjection), which injects AdBlue
into the exhaust system. The
ammonia released by the AdBlue
reacts with nitrous gases (NOx) from
the exhaust and turns it into nitrogen
and water.
AdBlue is a non-acid, non-toxic, nonflammable, colourless and odourless
fluid which consists of 32% urea and
68% water.
AdBlue consumption
We have taken care that your vehicle
is as efficient to drive as before the
update when it comes to fuel
economy, performance and noise
level. As a consequence of the
engine controller update that has
been just conducted, the average
AdBlue consumption will likely
increase to approximately:
o 1.2 l/1,000 km on the Zafira Tourer
1.6 CDTI.
o 2 l/1,000 km on the Zafira Tourer
2.0 CDTI, Insignia 2.0 CDTI,
Cascada 2.0 CDTI and Antara 2.0
This means that you will be able to
cover a distance of approximately
3,000 km (5,500 km in the case of the
Zafira Tourer 1.6 CDTI) on a full tank
of AdBlue, until the following warning
will come up: Engine Restart
Prevented in 900 km.
The AdBlue tank size is 8 l in the
Zafira Tourer, Insignia and Cascada,
and 12 l in the Antara.
Consumption, however can vary
depending e.g. on your driving
behaviour and vehicle load.
AdBlue level messages
In order to meet the European
regulations, the AdBlue tank is
equipped with sensors that will
activate messages on the instrument
cluster display:
o The first message is displayed for
ten seconds when the remaining
range is approximately 2,400 km
(or lower, depending on the
consumption). You will not receive
any further message until the next
o When the remaining range is lower
than 1,750 km a message will
always appear when ignition is
switched on. The message will
remain visible to the driver until it is
o When the remaining range reaches
900 km, the inducement will start
with the warning flashing
continuously: AdBlue low Refill
now and Engine Restart
Prevented in 900 km.
o When the AdBlue tank is empty,
engine start is prevented.
The vehicle can be driven without
speed or power restrictions until the
AdBlue tank is empty. If you had a
speed limitation as part of the
warning strategy, this has been
removed with the new software.
AdBlue refilling
AdBlue can be refilled via the AdBlue
refill port, which is easily accessible
next to the diesel fuel filler, or behind
an opening in the rear bumper in the
case of the Antara.
There are several ways of refilling
Your Opel dealer can refill your
AdBlue tank at any time.
You can use the Opel refill canisters
or any of the readily available
passenger car refill canisters, bottles
available at many petrol stations and
other outlets:
o Release the fuel filler flap by
pushing the flap and unscrew
protective cap from the AdBlue filler
o Place the AdBlue canister on the
floor and open it.
Screw the end of the refill hose with
the long venting snorkel on the
canister and screw the other end
on the filler pipe in the vehicle.
o Lift the canister until it is empty, or
until the flow from the canister has
stopped. This can take up to five
o If you refill with another AdBlue
canister or bottle than the Opel
one, you may need to push the
bottle towards the filler, or push a
button in the bottle neck.
o Place the canister on the ground
and allow refill hose to empty
AdBlue back into canister (15
o Unscrew the hose from the filler
neck, mount the protective cap and
turn clockwise until it engages.
o Dispose of AdBlue canister
according to environmental
requirements. Hose can be reused
after flushing with clear water
before AdBlue dries out.
In order to prevent damage to the
vehicle paintwork or your clothing, we
strongly advise you to only use
bottles or canisters with a sealed
interface to the filler pipe (usually with
a screwed adapter).
We do not recommend you to refill at
the AdBlue pumps that exist in many
petrol stations for commercial
vehicles (trucks and busses), as the
flow rate is too high for your vehicle.
We also do not recommend you using
the refill canisters with non-sealed
hoses or funnels.
Some petrol stations across Europe
have installed low flow AdBlue pumps
for passenger cars in the passenger
car area of the petrol station. Refilling
with such a pump is as easy as
refilling diesel fuel.
How much and when to
The AdBlue tank needs to be refilled
completely in order to enable the refill
detection by the system. For this
reason, we recommend that you visit
the Opel dealer or use an AdBlue
pump at a petrol station in order to
avoid having AdBlue left in your
canister after refilling.
When you receive the first message,
you should be able to add at least 3 l
to the tank (5 l in the case of the
Zafira Tourer 1.6 CDTI).
When the vehicle is in inducement
(Engine Restart Prevented in
900 km), you should be able to add
at least 5 l of AdBlue to the tank.
9 Danger
Never fill AdBlue into the diesel
tank, as this would damage the
Do not fill any liquid other than
AdBlue into the AdBlue tank. Use
only AdBlue that complies with
ISO 22241-1 and DIN 70070,
without additives or dilution. By
doing so, you will avoid damage
to the BlueInjection system.
Since AdBlue has a limited
durability, check the date of
expiry before refilling.
To avoid any damage to the paint
or your clothes any residuals
should be flushed away with
normal water.
Copyright by ADAM OPEL AG, Rüsselsheim, Germany
The information contained in this publication is effective as of the date indicated below. Adam Opel AG reserves the right to make changes to the technical specifications,
features and design of the vehicles relative to the information in this publication as well as changes to the publication itself.
Edition: June 2016, ADAM OPEL AG, Rüsselsheim.
Printed on chlorine-free bleached paper.
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