Operation, Safety and Maintenance Owner`s Manual

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Owner’s Manual
Operation, Safety and Maintenance
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Edition: July 2006.
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Owner’s Manual
Data specific to your ve hicle
Please enter your vehicle’s data here to keep it ea sily accessible.
This information is available under the section "Technical da ta " as well as on the vehicle identifica tion plate and in the Service Book let.
Designati on
Engine oil
Gra de
Tyre pressure
Tyre si ze
Tyre p ressure 3 p ersons
wi th full load
S ummer tyres
Winter tyres
Permissible Gross Vehic le Weight
EC k erbweight
Your Agila
Dev eloped in accordance with the latest findings of vehicle research, it offers technical sophistication and exceptional comfort.
Your vehicle represents an intelligent sy nthesis of adva nced technology, outstanding safety, environmental compatibility and
economy in operation.
It now lies with you to drive your vehicle safely and to see it performs perfectly.
This O wner’ s M anual prov ides you with all the necessary information to that end.
Make sure y our pa ssengers a re awa re of the possible risk of a ccident and injury which m ay result from improper use of the vehicle.
The O wner’ s Ma nual should always be kept in the vehicle: rea dy to hand in the glove compartment.
Make use of the Owne r’s Manual:
z Its " In brief" section will give you an initial overv iew.
z The table of contents a t the beginning of this owner’s ma nual
and within the individual chapters w ill show y ou w here everything is.
z Its index will help you find what y ou want.
z It will familiarise y ou w ith the sop histicated technolog y.
z It will increase your pleasure in y our vehicle.
z It will help you to handle y our v ehicle ex pertly.
The O wner’ s Ma nual is desig ned to be clearly laid-out and easily understood .
This symb ol signifies:
6 Continue reading on next pag e.
3 The asterisk sig nifies: equipment not fitted to all v ehicles
(m od el v aria nts, engine options, models specific to one country , optional eq uipm ent, Genuine Va ux ha ll Parts and Accessories).
9 Warnin g
Text m arked 9 Warning provides information on risk of a ccident or injury . Disregard of the
instruc tions may lead to injuries or endanger life.
Inform your passengers accordingly.
Yellow arrows in the illustrations serve as points of reference or ind icate some action to be performed.
Black arrow s in the illustrations indicate a reaction or a second ac tion to be perform ed.
Thank you for choosing a Vaux hall. We wish you ma ny hours of pleasurable driving.
Your Va uxhall Team
Comm itment to c ustomer
Our ai m: to k eep you happy with your
vehicle. All Vauxhall Authorised Repairers
offer first class service at competitive
prices. Experienced, factory-trained
technicians w ork according to factory
instructions.Your Authorised Repairer can
supply you with GEN UINE VAU XHALLAPPRO VED PARTS , which hav e und ergone
stringent quality and precision chec ks, and
of course useful and a ttrac tiv e
Our nam e i s your guara ntee!
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please r ing this number; 01582 - 427200
In Brief .. ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... . 2
Instrum ents ... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .. 18
K eys, Doors, Bonnet .. ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .. 28
S eats, Interior ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .. 39
S afety system s ... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .. 50
Lighting ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .. 66
Windows, Sun roof .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .. 69
C lim ate c ontrol .. .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .. 72
Driving Hints . ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .. 82
S aving fuel,
Protecting the environment .... ..... .... .. 84
Fuel consum ption,
Fuel, Refuelling .. .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .. 86
C atalytic converter, Exhaust gases .... .. 88
Brakes ... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .. 92
Wheels, Tyres ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .. 96
Roof racks,
Carava n and trailer towing ... ..... .... 102
S elf-help .... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... 106
If y ou ha ve a problem .... .... ..... .... ..... .... 128
Inspection System .. ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... 130
Vehicle care .. ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... 140
Technical Data .. .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... 144
Index . .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... 158
In Brief
In Brief
Key nu mbers,
Code numbers
Remove key number from keys.
The key number is specified in the vehic le
docum ents and in the C ar Pass 3.
Alloy wheels 3: ma ke a note of the key
identifier code.
Elec tronic imm obiliser, infotainment
sy stem 3: The code numb ers are specified
in the Ca r Pass.
Do not k eep the Car Pass in the vehic le.
6 Further information – p ages 28, 29,
vehicle recomm issioning – page 139.
Picture no: 14088h.tif
To unlock the vehic le and
open the doors:
With key in lo ck
turn key towards fro nt of
vehicle or
press button c on th e remote
con trol 3,
pull door handle and o pen door
Rad io remote control 3 : Press button c
once - only driver’ s d oor is unloc ked; press
button c twice - all d oors are unlock ed.
To unlock the doors from insid e:
Pull up on lock button.
6 Door lock s – page 30,
electronic immobilizer – p age 29,
radio remote control 3 – page 31,
central loc king sy stem 3 – p age 33,
anti-theft locking system 3 – page 33.
In Brief
Pi cture no: 13471h.tif
Pict ure no: 13457h.tif
To unlock and o pen
the luggage c ompartm ent:
Turn the key anticloc kwise to
horizo ntal position and back
to the vertical position
Front seat adjustment:
Pull h andle,
slide seat,
release handle,
audibly engage seat in positio n
Alternatively press button c on the remote
control 3 twice, press button and open
Nev er adjust the seat while driving. It could
move in a n uncontrolled manner when the
ha ndle is pulled.
6 Mechanical unlocking – page 30,
radio remote control 3 – page 31,
central lock ing sy stem 3 – page 33,
tailgate – pag e 30.
6 Seat position – page 39,
storage tray under seat 3 – page 46.
9 Warning
Do not sit nearer than 10 inches (25 cm )
from the steering wheel, to p ermit safe
airbag deploy ment.
Picture no: 13458h.tif
To adjust the front seat
Turn the handwheel
Move seat bac krest to suit sea ting position.
Do not lea n on seat back rest whilst
adjusting it.
6 Sea t position – p age 39,
folding the front passenger seat – page 42.
In Brief
Pi cture no: 13459h.tif
To adjust height 3
of front seat:
Pull lever on side
Lift lever a nd relieve som e weight from seat
to raise it or press down on seat with body
weight to low er it.
Never adjust the sea t while driving. It could
move in an unc ontrolled m anner when the
handle is pulled.
6 S eat position – pa ge 39.
9 Warning
Do not sit nea rer than 10 inches (25 cm)
from the steering wheel, to perm it safe
airb ag deployment.
Pict ure no: 15137h.tif
To adjust the height of
front seat head restraints:
Tilt forward to unlock, ho ld firmly
and adjust height, release
6 adjusting
rear seat head restraints – pag e 40,
head restraint position – page 39,
head restraint removal – page 39.
Picture no: 12246h.tif
Adjusting interior mirror:
Swivel mirror hou sing
S wivel lever on underside of m irror housing
to reduce d azzle at night.
In Brief
Pi cture no: 12247h.tif
To adjust exterior mirrors:
Manually - press
edge of relevan t
mirro r;
Electrically 3 - using four-way
switch in driver’s door
Four-way switch 3: Mov e rocker switch to
the left or right - the four-way switch
adjusts the correspond ing mirror.
The exterior m irrors can be retrac ted (e.g.
when p arking in tight sp aces) through
slig ht pressure on the mirror housing.
Reposition the m irrors before starting off.
6 Further inform ation – page 65.
Pict ure no: 13461h.tif
Fitting seat belt:
Draw seat belt smooth ly from
inertia reel, guide over sho ulder
and engage in buckle
The belt must not b e twisted at any p oint.
The lap b elt must lie snugly a gainst the
body. The back rest m ust not be tilted back
too far (recommended tilting angle
approx. 25 °).
To relea se belt, press red button on belt
6 Seat belts – pages 50, 52,
airbag systems 3 – pag e 56,
seat position – page 39.
Picture no: 15678t.tif
Disengaging steerin g colu mn
To release th e lock,
move the steering wheel slightly
and turn the key to position 1
0 = Ignition off
1 = S teering released , ignition off
2 = Ignition on,
S ta rting – page 15,
electronic immobiliser – page 29.
Remove key and lock steering wheel –
pag e 16.
In Brief
In Brief
Door window defroster v ents ..... .... .. 73
Side air v ents .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... .. 73
.... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ... Pa ge
Ashtray 3 ... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .. 49
or storage compartment
Front pa ssenger airbag 3 . .... ..... .... ..57
Cigarette lighter 3 .... .... .... ..... .... ..... .. 49
Heating and ventila tion system,
air conditioning sy stem 3 .... ..... .... .. 72
Infotainment sy stem 3 .... ..... .... ..... .. 26
or storage compartment
Centre air v ents ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... .. 73
Glov e com partment with cov er 3 . 47
Haza rd warning lights... .... .... ..... .... .. 11
Display for time, date,
outside tem peratures,
infotainment sy stem 3 . .... .... ..... .... ..24
Turn signal, headlight flash,
dipped beam, main beam ... ..... 10, 11
Horn . .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..11
10 Instruments... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... .. 18
11 Wind screen wiper,
windscreen washer system,
rea r window washer system 3 ... .... .. 12
12 Fog lights 3 .. .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... .. 67
13 Light switch .. .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... 10, 66
14 Fog tail light . .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..67
15 Headlight range adjustment 3.. .... .. 67
16 Bonnet release lever . ..... .... .... ..... .... .. 37
17 Ignition switch
with steering column lock (hid den) .. 5
18 Accelerator pedal . .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..82
19 Brake pedal . .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..92
20 Clutch pedal .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... .. 83
In Brief
Control indicato rs
Engine oil l ev el 3:
see p ages 18, 132.
Electronic power steer ing 3:
see p age 18.
Engine electronics,
immob ilizer,
see p ages 19, 29, 90.
Exhaust em issi on:
see p ages 19, 89.
Turn sig na l light s:
see p age 19.
Main beam :
see p ages 10, 19, 66.
Anti- lock b rake system 3:
see page 94.
Brak e system:
see pages 20, 136.
Alt ernat or:
see page 20.
Li ght switc h,
st alk positions:
see page 66,
Li ghts off,
Dipped b eam , ma in beam,
Pa rking lights,
Engine oil pressur e:
see page 21.
Courtesy li ght:
see page 68.
Fuel lev el :
see pages 21, 23, 87.
Fog lights 3:
see page 67.
Airb ag systems 3 ,
belt tensioners:
see pages 51, 60.
Fog tail l ight:
see page 67.
Main beam :
see pages 10, 19, 66.
Tur n sig nal lig hts:
see page 19.
Hea dlight range adj ust ment 3:
see page 67.
Hazard w arning lig hts:
see page 11.
In Brief
Climate control
Air distri bution:
see p age 75,
Windscreen wipers
Air flow:
see p age 75.
to foot well,
to wind screen, front
door wind ow s and
foot well,
to wind screen and
front door windows,
to head area ab ov e
adjustable air vents,
to head area ab ov e
adjustable air vents
and to foot well.
Hea ted rear wind ow:
see p age 74.
Air recircula tion system:
see p age 74.
Outside air intak e:
see p age 74.
Air condit ioning system 3 :
see p age 78.
St alk p osi tions:
see page 12,
Central l ocking system
with rem ote control 3
loc king – see pag e 33.
Central l ocking system
with rem ote control 3
unlocking – see page 33.
Central l ocking sw itch 3 :
see page 34.
see page 11.
O ff,
Timed interval w ipe,
Sl ow ,
Date, time, inform ation display,
infotainment system
Tripl e i nfor mation d isplay 3:
see page 24,
O n button for date
and time
Setting buttons for date and time
7 =
8 =
9 =
In Brief
Pi cture no: 13462h.tif
Parking lights
Dipped beam or
main beam
Pull 0
Courtesy lig ht
Press >
Fog lights 3
Press r
Fog tail light
6Further information – page 66,
head lig ht warning device – page 15,
head lig ht ra nge adjustment 3 – pa ge 67,
day tim e running lights 3 – pa ge 66.
Pict ure no: 14052h.tif
Main and dipped
beam switch:
Main beam = Push stalk
Dipped beam = Pull stalk
toward steering
wh eel
The blue control indicator C is illuminated
when main b eam is on.
Picture no: 14053h.tif
Headlight flash:
Pull stalk towards steerin g wheel
In Brief
Pi cture no: 14054h.tif
Operating turn signal lights:
Lever in rest position
Righ t turn = Upwards
Left turn = Downwards
When the steering wheel is turned back, the
lev er automatically returns to its original
position. This will not hap pen when making
a m inor steering manoeuvre such as
changing lane.
When lane chang ing, move lev er to
resista nce point. When released , the lever
will spring back.
Picture no: 11130H.t if
Hazard warning lights:
= Press ¨
= Press ¨ again
When the button is pressed, its control
indica tor flashes in time with the haza rd
warning lig hts.
Picture no: 15140h.tif
Horn operation:
Press j
6 Airb ag systems 3 – page 56.
In Brief
Pi cture no: 14055h.tif
Pict ure no: 14056h.tif
Windscreen wipers:
Move stalk up
§ =
$ =
Timed interval wipe
Operating windscreen washer
Pull stalk towards steering wheel
% =
& =
6 Further information – page 137.
The wipers w ill swipe for a few strok es.
Picture no: 14057h.tif
To operate rear windo w
wiper and washer systems:
Wiper on
= Push stalk
Wiper off
= Pull stalk
steering wheel
= Push stalk
forward an d
6 Further inform ation – page 137.
In Brief
Picture n o: 11461H.tif
To clear misted o r icy windows:
Turn the rotary switc hes fo r
temperature and
qu antity of air clockwise,
set air distribution to V
To switch on the
air conditionin g 3,
pu ll temperature switch n
O pen side air vents as necessary and direct
them tow ards the door windows.
6 Climate control – page 72,
air conditioning sy stem 3 – page 78.
Picture no: 11125H.t if
Heated rear window:
On = Pull fan switch Ü
Off = Press fan switc h Ü
Switch off as soon as rear vision is clear.
6 Further information – page 74.
In Brief
Before starting off, check:
z Tyre pressure and condition - see
pages 98, 152.
z Engine oil level a nd fluid levels in engine
compartment – see pages 131 to 137.
z All windows, mirrors, exterior lig hting
and number plates are free from dirt,
snow and ice a nd operational.
z Do not place any objec ts in front of the
rear window, on the instrument panel or
in the area in which the a irba gs inflate.
Pi cture no: 15141h.tif
Pict ure no: 16178h.tif
Manual transmission
Exhaust gases are poisonous
Enga ging reverse gear on vehicles with
release ring on gear lev er: with vehicle
stationary, 3 seconds after depressing the
clutch pedal lift ring, mov e gear lev er to the
left a nd engage gear.
Exhaust gases contain carbon monoxide,
whic h is extrem ely poisonous b ut is
od ourless and colourless.
Enga ging reverse gea r on v ehicles without
release ring on gear lev er: with vehicle
stationary, 3 seconds after depressing the
clutch ped al move gear lev er to the right
and engage gear.
Also avoid driving with the lugga ge
compartment op en. O therwise exhaust
fumes could penetrate the vehicle interior.
If the gear does not engag e, set the lever in
neutral, release the clutch pedal and
depress again; then repeat gear selection.
Therefore nev er inhale exhaust gases, and
never run the engine in an enc losed space.
z Seats, seat belts and mirrors are
correctly a djusted .
z Check brakes.
In Brief
Warning buzzers
When the vehicle is parked and the driv er’s
door is opened the warning buzzer w ill
sound if:
z the ignition key is in the ignition switch 3
z parking lights or dipped beam on 3.
Picture no: 15582a.tif
To start the engine:
Depress clutch and brake pedals,
do not ac celerate,
petrol engin e: key to 3;
release key once en gine is
Before restarting or sw itching off the
engine, turn key back to 0.
To switch on the ignition, only turn the k ey
to 2.
6 Electronic im mobilizer – p age 29, further
inform ation – page 106.
Pict ure no: 13463h.tif
Releasing the h and brake:
Raise lever slightly,
Press unlock button,
Lower lever fully
And now "Have a good journey!"
Driv e ca refully , econom ic ally and w ith the
environment in mind. While driving, d o not
do anything that could distra ct you.
In Brief
When parking:
z Always ap ply hand brak e firmly . O n
slop es apply the hand brake as firmly as
z Enga ge first gear or reverse.
z C losing windows and sun roof 3 .
z Turn steering wheel until lock is felt to
eng age (anti-theft protection).
z Engine cooling fan may run on after the
eng ine has been switc hed off.
Pi cture no: 15143h.tif
Parking the vehicle:
Apply handbrake firmly,
engine o ff,
remove key,
lock steering wheel,
lock vehicle
To lock, turn the key in the lock toward the
rea r of the vehicle or press button e on the
rem ote control. To activate the anti-theft
locking system 3, turn the k ey tow ard the
rea r of the vehicle twice or press button e
on the remote control twice.
6 Further inform ation – pages 29, 82,
radio remote control 3 – page 31,
central lock ing sy stem 3 – page 33,
vehic le decommissioning – page 139.
z Do not park vehicle on easily ignitable
surfaces as the hot exhaust system
temperatures could cause the surface to
Picture no: 15218H.Tif
Service work,
We rec om mend that y ou entrust all work to
y our Vauxhall Authorised Repairer, who
can p rov id e y ou with reliable service and
correc tly perform a ll work according to
factory instructions.
6 If you have a p roblem– page 128,
service interva l disp la y – page 130.
In Brief
Genuine Vauxhall Parts and
We recommend that you use " Genuine
Vauxhall Parts a nd Accessories" and
conversion parts released expressly for
your vehicle ty pe. These parts have
undergone special tests to establish their
reliab ility , safety and specific suitability for
Vauxhall vehicles. Despite continuous
market monitoring, we cannot assess or
guarantee these attributes for other
products, ev en if they have been granted
approva l by the relevant authorities or in
som e other form.
"Genuine Vauxhall Parts and Accessories"
and conversion parts approved by
Vauxhall c an be ob tained from y our
Vauxhall Authorised Repairer, w ho c an
also provid e expert Va ux ha ll advice on
permitted tec hnical c hanges and ensure
correct installation.
9 Warning
C arry out regularly the check s
rec om mended in the indiv idual sections
of this Owner’ s M anual.
Ensure that your v ehicle is serv iced at the
service intervals spec ified in the Serv ic e
Booklet. We recommend that you entrust
this work to your Vauxhall Authorised
Hav e faults remedied without d elay!
C onsult a w orkshop. We recommend your
Vauxhall Authorised R epairer. If
necessary , interrupt your journey.
6 Maintenance – page 130.
That was a brief lo ok
at the most important
information for your first drive in
your Agila.
The remain ing ch apters
of the Owner’s Manual
con tain impo rtant information on
operatio n,
and maintenanc e
as well as a
com plete index.
In struments
Pict ure no: 15216h.tif
Control indicators .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Instrument display ... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Information display 3 .. .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Radio reception 3 .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Infotainm ent system 3 . .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Mobile telephones a nd radio
equipment 3. ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Control indic ators
The control indica tors described here are
not p resent in all vehicles. The description
applies to all instrum ent versions.
Engine oil l ev el 3
The engine oil lev el is check ed
autom atic ally.
EPS 1)
Picture no:
Electric p ower steering 3
The control indicator illuminates for a few
seconds when the ignition is switched on.
Illumination while driving indicates a fault.
Driving m ay be continued. M ore force is
required for steering. Consult a workshop.
We recommend your Vauxhall Authorised
Illum inated: Engine oil lev el too low. Check
oil level and top up as necessary. S ee
page 132.
EPS = E lectronic P o wer Steering.
Turn signal lights
When the turn signal is activated, the
corresponding control indica tor flashes.
Rapid flash: A turn signal bulb is faulty.
Bulb replacem ent – see page 122.
Both control indic ators flash when the
hazard warning lights are activated.
Ma in beam
The control indicator is illum ina ted when
ma in beam is on a nd during headlight
flash – see page 10.
Pi cture no: 15217h.tif
Picture no:
Eng ine electr oni cs, imm obilizer
The c ontrol indicator illumina tes for a few
seconds when the ignition is switched on.
Exhaust em ission
Illum inates when the ignition is switched
on. Goes off shortly after the engine sta rts.
Illuminates when the engine is running
Fault in the engine electronics sy stem. The
electronic s system sw itches to lim p-hom e
mode. Fuel consumption may increase and
the d riv eability of the vehicle m ay be
impaired – see p age 90. C onsult a
workshop. We recommend your Vauxhall
Authorised Repairer.
Illum inates when the engine is running
Fault in emission control system . The
permitted em ission limits m ay b e
exc eeded. Consult a workshop. We
recommend your Vauxhall Authorised
If it flashes when the ignition is on:
Fault in the electronic immobilizer sy stem;
the engine ca nnot be started – see
page 29.
If it flashes when the engine is running:
Fault that can lead to d estruction of the
catalytic converter is indicated – see
page 89. Consult a workshop im mediately.
We rec om mend that you consult your
Vauxhall Authorise Rep airer.
Anti -lock b rake system (ABS ) 3
see page 94.
In struments
Alt erna tor
Illuminates when the ignition is switched
on. Goes off shortly after the engine starts.
Illuminates when the eng ine is running
S top the vehicle and switch off the engine.
The battery is not being charged. Eng ine
cooling may be interrupted. Contact a
workshop. We recommend your Vauxhall
Authorised Repa irer.
Pi cture no: 15216h.tif
Brak e system
The c ontrol indicator illumina tes when the
ignition is switched on if the hand brake is
applied or if the brak e fluid level is too low.
Further information – see pa ge 136.
9 Warning
Illum inated when the hand brak e is not
applied: Stop the vehicle; interrupt y our
journey immediately . Consult a
work shop. We recomm end your Vauxhall
Authorised Repairer.
Picture no:
9 Warning
Illuminated together with the control
indicator for the Anti-lock Brake
Sy stem u : The b ra king force on the rear
wheels is not being regulated. The vehicle
may swerve during braking. Consult a
workshop . We recommend y our Va ux ha ll
Authorised Repairer.
9 Warnin g
When the eng ine is off, considerably
more force is needed to brake and steer.
Do not remove key until v ehicle has com e
to a standstill, otherw ise the steering
colum n lock could engage unexpectedly .
C ontact a workshop. We recommend that
you consult your Vaux hall Authorised
Pi cture no: 15217h.tif
Eng ine oi l pressure
Illuminates when the ignition is switched
on. Goes off shortly a fter the engine starts.
Picture no:
Illum inates when the engine is running
Engine lub ric ation may be interrupted . This
may result in dam age to the engine and/or
lock ing of the drive wheels:
Fuel lev el 3
Illuminated : Low fuel level. Fuel gauge in
reserve area.
If it flashes: Fuel reserve used up, fill up
imm ediately.
1. Move out of the flow of traffic as quickly
as possible without imped ing other
N ever let the tank run dry!
2. Depress clutch.
3. Put the transmission in neutral
4. Sw itch off ignition.
Erra tic fuel sup ply can c ause catalytic
converter to overheat – see page 88.
Airb ag system s 3 ,
belt tensioners
see pages 51, 57.
In struments
Pi cture no: 12941h.tif
Instrum ent display
Tachom eter 3
Indicates engine speed.
Warning zone: m aximum permissible
engine sp eed ex ceeded ; danger to engine.
Indicates the vehicle speed .
Picture no: 11141H.tif
Odom et er
Switchable between overall odometer and
two trip odometers A or B.
Trip odometer
S witc hab le from overall odometer (O DO)
to trip odometer A (TRI P A) or trip
odometer B (TRI P B). Press the reset knob
briefly to switch between the three options.
Overal l odometer
With ignition on, display of total miles
driven – "O DO" 1 ) app ears on the display .
Reset trip odometer A or B by p ressing and
holding down the reset knob for
app rox . 2 seconds.
S ervice interval d isplay , see page 130.
ODO = Od om eter.
For physical reasons, the engine
temperature gauge show s the coolant
temperature only if the coolant level is
adeq uate.
During operation the system is pressurised.
The temp erature ma y therefore rise briefly
to ov er 100 °C.
Pi cture no: 13465h.tif
Coola nt temperat ure d isplay
Pointer in low
= Engine operating
temperature not y et
Pointer between
the z ones
Pointer in upper
(warning ) zone
= Normal operating
Picture no: 13466h.tif
Fuel gauge
Pointer in red
zone or Y
Pointer in red
warning zone
or Y flashing
= Reserve area
= Fill up immediately –
see pag e 87.
N ever let the tank run dry!
= Temperature too
Stop vehicle and
switch off eng ine.
Danger to engine,
check coolant level
immediately – see
page 134.
Because of the fuel remaining in the tank,
the amount of fuel required to fill the tank
ma y be less than the spec ified tank
cap acity.
In struments
Setting d ate and t ime
Date and tim e c an either b e set manually
or corrected autom atically with an R DS
tim e signal1) 3.
12:01 17,0 °C
FM 3 90,6 MHz
Some RDS tra nsmitters do not send correct
tim e signals. If the incorrect time is
display ed often, deactivate autom atic
tim e synchronisation 3 a nd set the tim e
5 ,5°C
The automatic setting is indicated by Ö in
the display.
Pict ure no: 17913s.t if
Picture no: 17914s.tif
Manual setting
Infotainment system off. Press Ö and ;
nex t to the d isplay as follows:
Information display 3
Tripl e inform ation d isp lay
Display of time, outside tempera ture and
date/infotainm ent system if it is switched
Press Ö for a pprox. 2 seconds:
Day flashes
; : S et day
When the ignition is off, the time, date and
outside tem perature can be made to
appear for approx. 15 seconds by briefly
pressing one of the two buttons on the
right-ha nd side of the display .
Ö : Month flashes
; : S et month
Ö : Y ear flashes
; : S et year
Ö : Hours fla sh
; : S et hours
Ö : Minutes flash
; : S et minutes
Ö : C lock is started.
RDS = Rad io D ata S ys tem.
Dea ctivating and activ ating autom atic
setting func tion 3
Infotainm ent system off. Press Ö and ;
nex t to the display as follows:
hold down Ö for approx. 2 sec., clock
display is now in setting mode,
Press Ö tw ic e (until year flashes).
Press Ö a nd hold down for approx.
3 seconds until } flashes in d isplay and
tex t "RDS TIME" appears (y ears flash
during this time),
Press ;; d isplay of:
RDS TIME 0 = O ff.
Press ;; d isplay of:
RDS TIME 1 = O n
Press Ö three times.
Fault d isplay
An F in the display ind icates a fault. H ave
the cause rem edied. We recomm end that
y ou consult your Vaux hall Authorised
-5 ,5° C
Picture no: 17913s.tif
Outside temp era ture
A fall in temp erature is indicated
immed iately and a rise in temperature
after a tim e delay.
If outside temp erature d rops below 3 °C ,
the symbol : appears in the information
display as a w arning for icy road
conditions. When tem perature increases to
at least 5 °C , the : symbol goes out.
9 Warning
C aution: The road surface ma y already
be icy even though the disp lay indicates
a few degrees above 0 °C.
In struments
Radio reception
Ca r radio reception differs from domestic
radio reception:
As the vehicle a ntenna is rela tiv ely near the
ground , the broa dcasting com panies
cannot guarantee the same quality of
reception as obtained w ith a domestic
radio using an overhead antenna.
z Changes in distance from the
z multi-pa th recep tion due to reflection
z shadowing
may cause hissing, noise, d istortion or loss
of reception altogether.
In fotain men t system 3
The infotainment sy stem is opera ted as
described in the operating instructions
Mobile telephones and radio
equ ipment 3
The Vauxhall installation instruc tions and
the op erating guidelines prov ided by the
telephone manufacturer m ust be observed
when fitting and op erating a m obile
telephone. Fa ilure to do so could inv alidate
the vehicle’s operating permit (EU Directiv e
Prerequisites for fault-free operation:
z Professionally installed ex terior antenna
to obtain the ma ximum range possible
z Maximum tra nsmission power 10 Watt,
z Installation of the telep hone in a suita ble
spot (see inform ation on p age 61).
O btain advice on pred eterm ined
installation locations for the ex ternal
antenna and equipment holder and w ays
of using devices with transmission power of
more tha n 10 Watts. We recommend that
you consult y our Vauxhall Authorised
Repairer, who will ha ve brackets and
various installation kits available as
accessories and w ill install them in
accordance with reg ulations.
For rea sons of safety , we recomm end that
you do not use the p hone while driving.
Even use of a hands-free set can be a
distraction while driving. Be sure to observe
any country -specific reg ulations.
9 Warning
When used in the vehicle interior, mobile
telephones and radio equipment (C B)
with integrated antenna m ay ca use
malfunctions in the vehicle electronics.
Mobile telephones and radio equip ment
(CB) should only be used with an antenna
fitted on the vehicle exterior.
Keys, Doors, Bonnet
Keys, Doors,
Replacement keys
Car Pass
The key is a c onstituent of the electronic
immobiliser. Ordering keys from a Vauxhall
Authorised Repairer g uarantees problem free op eration of the electronic
The Car Pass contains all of the vehicle’s
data and should therefore not be kept in
the vehicle.
Keep the sp are k ey in a safe spot.
Locks – see page 143.
Loc k cylinders
Designed to free-wheel if they are
forcefully rotated without the correct k ey or
if the correct key is not fully inserted.
Electronic immobilizer .. .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Mechanica l unlocking or lock ing of
ind iv idual doors. .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Radio remote control 3 .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Central locking with vehic le key 3,
central locking with remote
control 3 ... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Child safety locks . .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Bonnet ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
To reset, turn cy linder with the c orrect key
until its slot is vertica l, remove key and then
re-insert it. If the cylinder still free-wheels,
turn the key through 180° and rep eat
op eration.
Hav e y our Car Pass on hand when
consulting a Vauxhall Authorised Repa irer.
Keys, Doors, Bonnet
If the control indic ator A illum ina tes after
the engine has been started, there is a fa ult
in the engine electronics – see pag e 90.
Not e
The immobilizer does not lock the doors.
After leaving the vehicle, therefore, always
lock it – see page 33.
Pi cture no: 15761t.tif
Electronic immo bilizer
The sy stem checks whether the vehicle m ay
be sta rted using the key that has been
inserted. If the k ey is " authorised" , the
vehic le can b e started. This check is ca rried
out via a transponder housed in the key.
The electronic immobiliser is automatically
activated when the key is removed from
the ig nition switch.
Pict ure no: 12943h.tif
Control i nd icator A for im mobil izer
Control indica tor A illuminates briefly
when the ig nition is sw itched on.
If the control indicator flashes w hen the
ignition is on, there is a fault in the sy stem;
the engine cannot be started. S witc h off
the ignition and then rep eat the start
If control indicator A continues to flash,
try to start the eng ine using the spare k ey
and consult a work shop. We recomm end
your Vaux hall Authorised Repairer.
Keys, Doors, Bonnet
Pi cture no: 18155h.tif
Mechanical unlocking or lo cking
of individual doors
(versions without radio remote c ontrol 3
and central locking system 3)
Front doors
To unlock :
Turn k ey in lock towards front of vehicle as
far as it will go. Return key to the vertical
position and remove. Pull door handle.
To lock:
With door closed, turn key towards rea r of
vehic le as fa r a s it will go. Turn k ey ba ck to
vertic al position and remove.
O perating from the inside
Pull or press the interior lock b utton.
Pict ure no: 13506h.tif
Ta ilgat e
To unlock:
Turn the key to the left as far as the stop,
turn bac k to the vertical p osition and
withdra w.
The lock is released b y pressing the button.
To lock :
Turn the key to the right as fa r a s the stop,
turn bac k to the vertical p osition and
withdra w.
Picture no: 13746h.tif
O pen luggag e c om part ment
There are two handles on the inside of the
tailgate to aid in c losing.
Keys, Doors, Bonnet
z Fitting of accessories on the tailgate will
increase its weig ht. If it becomes too
heavy, it will then not stay open.
z The number plate ca n only be clearly
seen if the tailgate is closed. It is
therefore not perm itted to drive with the
ta ilg ate open.
9 Warning
Do not d riv e with the luggage
com partment open, e.g. when
transporting bulky objects, since toxic
exhaust gas c ould penetrate the interior.
Pict ure no: 13468h.tif
Radio remote c ontrol 3
The radio remote control is integrated in
the key.
Used to operate:
z central lock ing sy stem,
z mechanical anti-theft locking system 3.
The radio remote control has a range of
approx. 3 m etres. This range can be
affected by outside influences. Aim the
remote control at the vehicle to operate.
Picture no: 13469h.tif
Handle radio remote c ontrol with care,
protec t from moisture and high
temperatures a nd avoid unnecessary
The ha zard warning lights come on to
indicate that the remote c ontrol is
C entra l lock ing
w ith radi o rem ote control 3 ,
see page 33.
Mechanic al anti -theft locki ng system
w ith radi o rem ote control 3
see page 33.
Keys, Doors, Bonnet
If the central locking system cannot be
opera ted with the radio rem ote control, it
may be due to the follow ing:
z The range of the radio remote control
has been exceed ed.
z The ignition k ey is in the ignition lock .
z The doors are not closed prop erly.
z Remote control b attery v olta ge is too
low. Battery replac ement - see next
z Interference from higher-power radio
waves from other sources.
To eliminate the cause of the fault, contact
your Vauxhall Authorised R epairer.
Manual unlocking and locking w ith the
vehic le key - see page 30.
Pict ure no: 13470h.tif
Picture no:
Rem ote control b attery rep lacement
Replace the battery as soon as the range
of the radio remote control begins to
O pen up remote control. Replace battery
(battery type - see pag e 154). Note
insta lla tion position of b attery (positive
term ina l points down).
Remove screw on the underside of the
remote control k ey with a screwdriver and
remove cover.
C lose remote control and engage audibly.
Insert remote c ontrol unit in key section.
C lose the cover and screw in place.
The transponder for the imm ob iliser is
loca ted in the key. Ensure that it is not
damaged or released.
Mak e sure that you dispose of old batteries
in accordance with env ironmental
protec tion regulations.
Detach the remote control unit from the
key section by pressing in the buttons.
Ap ply screwdriver and open rem ote control
on b oth sides b y ma king a slight turning
movem ent. S ee figure abov e.
Keys, Doors, Bonnet
Pi cture no: 15144h.tif
Cen tral locking with
vehicle key 3,
central locking with
remote con trol 3
For doors and lugga ge c om partment.
To lock :
Turn key in front d oor lock toward rea r of
vehic le, turn key b ack to vertical position
and remove.
– or –
Press button e on radio rem ote control 3
– or from the inside –
With doors closed, press button m on
driver’s door arm rest/pull. See next pag e,
figure 12273 H.
Pict ure no: 15146h.tif
Lock ing w ith mechanic al
anti-theft loc king syst em 3
All doors must be closed. After lock ing, turn
the key in one of the front door lock s
tow ards the rear of the vehicle again, turn
it back to the horiz ontal p osition and
– or –
no more than 2 seconds after locking, press
button e on the rem ote control 3 ag ain.
Interior lock buttons on all doors are
blocked from opening.
9 Warning
Do not use the system if there are people
in the vehicle! The d oors can only b e
unloc ked from the insid e if the ignition
is on.
Picture no: 15145h.tif
To unlock :
To unlock only the driver’ s d oor:
Turn k ey in driver’s door lock towards front
of vehicle onc e, then move back to vertical
position a nd remove.
– or –
Press button c on radio rem ote control 3
– or –
Press button m on driver’ s door arm rest/
pull. S ee nex t page, figure 12273 H.
Keys, Doors, Bonnet
To unlock entire vehicle:
Turn key in front d oor lock toward front of
vehic le twice, turn key bac k to vertical
position and remove.
Not e
z To prevent the driv er from being
ina dvertently locked out, the b utton on
the driver’s door cannot be depressed
when the door is open.
– or –
z The lock b utton will not spring up if the
door ha nd le is raised w hen the door is
being c losed .
Press button c on radio rem ote control 3
again within 5 seconds
– or –
z 30 seconds after unlocking using the
radio rem ote control 3, the doors lock
again automatically if no d oor is
opened .
Press button m on driver’ s d oor a rm rest/
pull. S ee figure 12273 H.
If the mec hanical anti-theft lock ing
system 3 is engaged, the doors cannot be
unlock ed using button m on the driver’s
door arm rest/pull.
Pict ure no: 12250h.tif
Central l oc king sw itch for
locking and unlock ing the doors from
insi de the vehicle
Press button m on d riv er’s door ha ndle: all
doors are locked or unlock ed.
If the m echanical anti-theft locking
sy stem 3 is eng aged, the doors cannot b e
unlocked with this button.
Keys, Doors, Bonnet
z If the driver’s door is open or the ignition
is on, unlocking and lock ing with the
ra dio remote control 3 is not possible.
z Unlocking is only possib le with the k ey if
the anti-theft locking system is switched
on, so k eep the spare key av ailable in a
safe place!
Central l oc king 3 the luggag e
compa rtment
The luggage compartment is loc ked and
unlocked via the central loc king sy stem.
The central lock ing sy stem and a nti-theft
lock ing sy stem 3 for the doors cannot b e
op erated via the tailgate lock.
Keys, Doors, Bonnet
Pi cture no: 13471h.tif
Unlock ing the tai lgate w hen
the doors are lock ed wit h cent ral lock ing
Turn the key anti-clockwise from the
vertic al position as far as it w ill go. The key
springs ba ck to the centre position. The
tailgate is then unlock ed a nd can be
opened by pressing the button.
Pict ure no: 13472h.tif
After closing the tailgate, turn the key
cloc kwise as far as it will go. The k ey
springs back to the centre position and the
tailg ate is locked. Remove the key .
The key ca n only be removed when in the
vertical p osition.
Picture no: 13746h.tif
O pen the luggage com part ment
There are two handles on the inside of the
tailgate to aid in c losing.
Keys, Doors, Bonnet
z Fitting of accessories on the tailgate will
increase its weig ht. If it becomes too
heavy, it will then not stay open.
z The number plate ca n only be clearly
seen if the tailgate is closed. It is
therefore not perm itted to drive with the
ta ilg ate open.
9 Warning
Do not d riv e with the luggage
com partment open, e.g. when
transporting bulky objects, since toxic
exhaust gas c ould penetrate the interior.
Picture no: 11155H.t if
Child safety locks
9 Warning
Use the child safety loc k whenever
children a re occupying the rea r seats.
Disregard may lead to injuries or
end ang er life. Vehicle p assengers should
be inform ed a ccord ingly .
Push the latch on rear door locks down:
door cannot b e opened from the inside.
Bon net
Picture no: 11165H.tif
To open the bonnet, pull the release lever,
located on the driv er’s side b elow the
instrument panel. The bonnet will then be
unlocked and will partially open. R eturn
release lever to its original position.
Keys, Doors, Bonnet
Pi cture no: 16179h.tif
Picture no: 11167H.t if
The safety catch is located above the
radiator grille at the c entre of the bonnet.
O pen the bonnet by moving the catch to
the left and lifting the bonnet.
To hold the bonnet open, insert the support
rod located on the right-hand side of the
vehicle (as viewed in the direction of travel)
in the slot on the und erside of b onnet.
Any dirt or snow on the b onnet can slide
down towards the wind screen when the
bonnet is opened a nd block the air intak e –
see page 80.
Before c losing bonnet, press support rod
firmly into its retainer. Lower the bonnet
gradually and then allow it to fall into the
lock under its own weight.
Check tha t the bonnet is lock ed in position
by pulling at its front edge. I f it is not
engaged, repea t the procedure.
Seats, Interior
Seats, Interior
Lug gage compartment enlargem ent
Lashing eyes 3 .... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Notes on loading . .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Lug gage compartment cover 3... ..... .
Safety net 3 .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Storage options in the v ehicle interior
Notes on loading the vehic le .... .... ..... .
Sun visors. .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Ciga rette lig hter 3 ... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Accessory socket . .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Ashtray 3 .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Pict ure no: 13473h.tif
Picture no: 13474h.tif
Seat position
Head restraints
Ad just driver’s seat such that with the
driver sitting upright the steering wheel is
held in the area of its upper spokes with the
driver’s arm s slightly bent.
The centre of the head restraint should be
at eye level. If this is not p ossible, a djust to
highest position for ex tremely ta ll peop le or
to lowest p osition for extremely short
Push passenger sea t as far back as
The seat b ackrests must not be tilted too
fa r back (recommend ed tilting angle
approx. 25 °).
9 Warning
Do not sit nearer than 10 inches (25 cm )
from the steering wheel, to p ermit safe
airbag deploy ment.
Failure to observe the descriptions could
lead to injuries whic h could be fata l.
Vehicle passeng ers must be informed
accordingly before starting-off.
9 Warnin g
Failure to observe the descriptions could
lead to injuries which could be fatal.
Vehic le pa ssengers should be informed
accordingly before starting off.
Seats, Interior
Pi cture no: 15137h.tif
Front hea d restraint a djustment
Adjust the head restraints b y tipping them
forward, holding and a djusting the height.
Pict ure no: 13741h.tif
To improve visibility when the front
passenger seat is unoccupied or to fold
down the front passenger seat, push the
head restra int all the way down or remove.
Rea r hea d restraint a djustment
To improve visibility when the rear sea ts
are unoccupied or to fold down the rear
seat backrests, press the detent springs on
the guide sleev es to release the head
restra ints and push them all the way down
or remove them . See next column.
If the front passenger seat is occupied,
adjust the hea d restraint to the
appropriate lev el for the occ upa nt’ s b od y.
If the rear seats are occupied, adjust the
rear head restraints to the occupants’ body
Picture no: 15148h.tif
Head restra int remova l
Press the two d etent springs on the guide
sleeves to release, remov e head restraint.
Seats, Interior
Luggage compartment
Remove the luggage compa rtm ent
cover 3. See pag e 43.
Remove the p ush-in sleev es 3 for mounting
the IS OFIX child restraint system 3; see the
separate instructions for the ISO FIX child
restraint sy stem.
Remove the safety net 3 from the rec ess
under the rear seat cushions as necessary.
Picture no: 13742H.t if
Fold ing rear seat ba ckrests
Press the detent springs on the g uide
sleeves to release the rear hea d restraints
and push them a ll the way down or remove
them (see prev ious pag e).
Disenga ge the centre three-point seat belt
from both buckles. The belt will retract fully
– see page 55.
Disenga ge one or both rear seat bac krests
with the pushbutton and fold down onto
the seat c ushion.
Picture no: 13743H.tif
Repositioni ng rear sea t bac krests
Pull the outer seat belt forwa rd so it is not
dam aged when the backrest is returned to
an upright position.
Eng age rear seat backrest audibly in
Eng age the tongue of the centre threepoint seat b elt in the two buckles of the
centre rea r seat.
Install the lugg age comp artment cover 3 see page 43.
Install the push-in sleeves 3 for mounting
the ISO FIX child restraint system 3.
Seats, Interior
Notes on lo ading
see page 48.
Pi cture no: 16180h.tif
Folding d own the front pa ssenger seat 3
Push front passenger sea t head restraint
all the way down or remove (see page 40).
Slide front passenger seat back.
Tilt passenger seat backrest forward by
lifting the release lever.
Repositioning the front passeng er seat
bac krest 3
Press the release lev er forward, restore the
front passeng er seat back rest to an upright
position and aud ibly eng age.
Pict ure no: 13750h.tif
Lash ing eyes
Lashing eyes in the lugg age c om partment
are for securing transp orted item s with
lashing straps 3 or a luggag e net 3 to
prevent them from slipping around.
There a re a total of six lashing eyes in the
lugg age compartment.
Seats, Interior
Pi cture no: 13744h.tif
Luggage compartment cover
To rem ov e, unhook the retaining strap s
from the ta ilg ate.
Remove the cover from the side guides and
place it behind the seat backrests.
Fit in reverse order.
Do not place any heavy or sharp-edged
objects on the cover.
Pict ure no: 11453h.tif
Safety net 3
When the rea r seat back rests a re folded
down, the safety net is mounted behind the
front seats.
Pa ssengers must not be c arried behind the
safety net.
Picture no: 11454h.tif
Fitti ng
Folding rear seat backrests - see luggage
compa rtm ent enlargement on page 41.
There are two installation apertures in the
roof frame above the front seats: Use the
ignition key to unclip the cov er. Engage
one side of the upper net rod in one side
and then engage in the other side. C lose
the cover.
Seats, Interior
Rem oving
Swivel tensioning strap leng th adjusters
up ward and unhook straps from the eyes in
the floor. O pen the cover of the installation
apertures 3 in the roof fra me. Unhook
up per net rod and close c ov er.
Pi cture no: 13748h.tif
Hook the safety net tensioning straps in the
lashing eyes in the floor behind the front
seat a nd tension.
Picture no: 13505h.tif
St owage of safety net
Roll up the removed safety net and secure
it with Velcro strip.
Guide the safety net into the recess und er
the rear sea ts.
Seats, Interior
Pi cture no: 13749h.tif
Storage o ptions in th e vehicle
Stor age net s 3 on both sides of lugga ge
com partm ent
O n some versions, there are storage nets
on the right and left walls of the luggag e
Do not stow a ny heavy objects in the nets.
Pict ure no: 13751h.tif
Picture no: 13752h.tif
Storag e b ox in lug gage com partm ent 3
The storag e box is loc ated b ehind the left
rear seat backrest in the luggage
S ecure the storage box at the back w ith
knurled screws.
Folding down rear seat b ackrests – see
page 41.
To remove, rev erse sequence of
With the tailgate open, tip the storage box
forward and enga ge the recesses on the
storage box on the locating pins.
Eng age the rea r seat back rests in sea ting
Seats, Interior
Pi cture no: 13480h.tif
Stor age tray 3 under front p assenger
sea t
Lift tray by grasping recessed edg e and
pull forwards. Max im um load: 1 k g. To
close the tray push it in and lock it in place.
Pict ure no: 15149h.tif
Rucksack 3 on the ba ck of a front sea t
back rest
Fasten securing belt for rucksack onto front
seat back rest: feed both belt strap s
between sea t and back rest. Feed belt
straps through la shing eyes and tighten.
Picture no: 11473h.tif
Attach rucksack to b oth clips at top and
secure to snap fastener at b ottom.
Seats, Interior
Glov e com part ment
Pull the handle to open.
Addit ion st orage options
are found
z in the luggage net 3 on the ba ck of the
rear ba ckrest,
z in the pockets 3 on the back of the front
seat b ackrests,
z in the stow age compartment 3 in the
centre console in front of the g ear lever.
z in the compartments 3 a t the side of the
front seats,
Drink holder 3
There are two drink holders located in the
centre console in front of the gea r lever.
z in the comp artments 3 in the door inner
z in the stow age comp artment 3 b eneath
the glov e c om partment,
Seats, Interior
z The load must not obstruct the operation
of the hand brak e and the gears or
restric t the driver’s freed om of
Notes on loading the vehicle
z Heav y objec ts in the lug gage
com partment should be placed as far
forward as possible aga inst the engag ed
rear seat backrests or, if the rear seat
backrests are folded down, against the
front seat b ackrests. If objects a re to be
stacked, the heav ier objects should be
placed at the b ottom. Unsecured objec ts
in the luggage compartment would be
thrown forward with great force in the
event of heavy braking, for exam ple.
z Secure heav y objec ts with lashing
straps 3 a ttac hed to lashing ey es 3 –
see page 42. If heavy loads slip when the
vehicle is braked heavily or driven
around a bend, the handling of the
vehicle may chang e.
z Loose objects in the luggage
com partment should be secured ag ainst
slipping using a luggage net 3 – see
page 42.
z Fit the safety net when transp orting
ob jects in the luggage compa rtm ent
with the rear seat back rests fold ed down
– see page 43.
z If the bac krests are not folded down
when transporting objects in the
lugga ge c om partment, they m ust be
engaged in the upright position. See
page 41.
z Do not drive with the luggage
compartment op en, e.g. when
tra nsporting bulky ob jects, since toxic
ex haust g as could p enetrate the interior.
z Weights, payload and roof loa d – see
page 150.
Pict ure no: 13753h.tif
z Do not a llow the load to protrude ab ov e
the upp er edge of the rear seat
back rests, or above the upper ed ge of
the front seat b ackrests if the rear seat
back rests a re folded down.
z The warning triangle 3 and first-aid kit
(cushion) 3 m ust alway s be freely
z Do not place any objects in front of the
rea r window or on the instrument pa nel.
They are reflected in the glass, obstruct
the driver’s view and will be thrown
through the vehicle, for insta nce in the
event of heavy b ra king.
z O bjects must not be stored in the airbag
inflation area, beca use they could cause
injury if the a irba g infla tes.
z Roof load s increase the vehicle’s
sensitivity to crosswinds and has a
negative affect on drivea bility due to an
raised centre of gravity .
9 Warnin g
Disregard of these notes c an lead to
injuries which ma y be fatal. Vehicle
passeng ers should be inform ed
Su n visors
Use the sun v isor to protect from glare by
pulling it down and swiv elling it to the
side 3.
Seats, Interior
Pi cture no: 16181h.tif
Cigarette lighter 3
In front centre console:
Press cigarette lighter with ignition
switched on. S witches off autom atically
when elem ent is glowing. Withdraw
cigarette lighter.
Accessory socket
The cigarette lighter socket ca n be used to
connect electrical a ccessories.
Pict ure no: 16182h.tif
The socket is opera tional when the ignition
is switched on. Use of the socket discha rg es
the battery if the engine is not running.
Do not d amage the sockets b y using
unsuita ble plugs.
The max imum power consumption of
electrica l accessories must not exceed
120 watts.
Do not c onnect any current-delivering
accessories, e. g. electrical charging
devic es or batteries.
Elec trica l accessories connected to the
socket must comply with the
electrom agnetic comp atibility
requirements la id down in DIN standard
VDE 40 839. otherwise v ehicle malfunc tions
may occ ur.
Picture no: 16183h.tif
Ashtray 3
To be used only for ash and not for
comb ustible rubb ish.
9 Warnin g
Disregard of these notes c an lead to
injuries which ma y be fatal. Vehicle
passeng ers should be inform ed
To open:
Withdraw ashtra y.
To empt y:
Press ashtray cover down and withdraw
Safety systems
Safety systems
Three-stage restraint system
z three-point seat belts
z belt tensioners a t the front seats
z airbag sy stems for driver a nd front
passenger seats 3.
The three stag es are a ctivated in sequence
depending on the seriousness of the
z The automa tic seat belt locking devices
prevent the belt strap from being pulled
out and thus ensure that the v ehicle
occupants are retained in their seats.
Seat belts. .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Three-point seat belts .. .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Belt tensioners. ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Using the belts ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Vauxhall Full S ize a irb ag system . ..... .
Use of child restraint systems 3 ... ..... .
Mounting brackets 3 for ISO FIX child
restra int system s ... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Ex terior mirrors..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Head restraints .... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Sun visors, glove compartment .... ..... .
Safety acc essories 3 .... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
z The seat belts on the front seats are
tensioned on the autom atic retractors.
As a result, the seat belts a re
instantaneously tightened and the
occupants are made aware of the
deceleration of the vehicle at a v ery ea rly
stage. This reduces the stress placed on
the body.
z The airbag sy stems a re also triggered in
the ev ent of serious accidents and form a
safety cushion for the occupants.
9 Warnin g
The airbag sy stems 3 serve to
supplement the three-p oint sea t belts
and belt tensioners. The seat b elts must
therefore always be worn. Disregard of
these instructions may lead to injuries or
endanger life. Vehicle passengers should
be informed accordingly.
Read the instructions sup plied w ith the
child restraint system!
Safety systems
Testing the belts
Plea se check all parts of the b elt system
occasionally for dama ge a nd correct
operation. H ave da maged parts replaced .
In ca se of an accident, please replace
overstretc hed belts and triggered belt
tensioners. We recom mend consulting y our
Vauxhall Authorised Repairer.
Seat belts
9 Warning
Alwa ys wea r your seat belt, and that
means a lso in urban traffic a nd when you
are a rear sea t passeng er. I t can save
your life!
Pregnant women m ust alwa ys wear a
seat belt – see page 54.
Do not mak e a ny alterations to the belts,
their anchorages, the automatic retrac tors
or the belt b uck les.
In the event of an accident, persons not
wearing seat belts endanger their fellow
occupants and themselv es.
Mak e sure that b elts are not da maged or
trapped by sharp-edged objec ts.
Seat belts are designed to be used by only
one person at a time. They are not suitable
for children under 12 years of age or
150 cm unless an a ppropria te child
restraint sy stem is used.
For children up to 12 yea rs of ag e we
recom mend the Vaux hall child restraint
system – see page 63.
Pict ure no: 13461h.tif
Three-point seat belts
The vehic le is equip ped with three-point
seat belts with automatic retractors and
lock ing dev ices, allowing freedom of b od y
movem ent although the spring tensioned
belts alway s ensure a snug fit.
For inform ation on p roper seat position,
see p age 39.
The belt has a "vehicle sensitive retractor"
whic h is d esigned to lock during heavy
acceleration or deceleration in any
Safety systems
Belt tension ers
9 Warnin g
The front sea t belt systems incorporate belt
tensioners. In the event of a head -on
collision and d epending on the severity of
the a ccident, the seat b elts are
instantaneously tightened by the
automatic retra ctors.
Have the cause of the fault remedied. We
recommend that you consult your
Vauxhall Authorised Repairer.
The sy stem’s integrated self-diagnostics
allows faults to be quickly remedied. Have
y our C ar Pass on hand when consulting a
Vauxhall Authorised Repairer.
Actua tion of belt t ensioners
is indicated by illumination of control
indicator v.
The belt tensioners m ust be replaced after
activation. We recomm end that y ou
consult your Vauxhall Authorised Repairer.
If the seat belts a re undamag ed the
opera tion thereof is unaffected, even if the
belt tensioners hav e been triggered.
Imp ortant information – see page 51.
Pict ure no: 12944h.tif
Control i nd icator v for bel t tensioners
Belt tensioners are m onitored electronica lly
tog ether with the airbag system s and their
op erational sta tus is shown by control
indica tor v in the instrument panel. When
the ignition is switched on, the control
indica tor flashes for a pprox. 4 seconds. If it
does not flash, does not go out after 4
second s, or illuminates w hile driving, there
is a fault in the belt tensioning system or in
the airbag sy stems, see page 57. The belt
tensioners or airbag sy stems may fail to
deploy in the event of an a ccident.
Deploym ent of the belt tensioners is
indica ted b y continuous illum ination of v.
Safety systems
Im portant
z Do not fit ac cessories not spec ifically
released for your vehicle type or store
ob jects in the belt tensioner operating
area due to the risk of injury in the event
the belt tensioners are triggered.
z Do not m ake any modifications to the
com ponents of the belt tensioners, a s
this will render the vehic le unroadw orthy.
9 Warning
Improper handling (e.g. removal or
installation) c an activate the belt
tensioners – risk of injury.
z The belt tensioner and airbag system
control electronics can be found in the
centre console area . In order to avoid
malfunctions, d o not store magnetic
objec ts in this area.
z We recommend that you have the front
seats removed by a Va ux ha ll Authorised
z The belt tensioners only actuate once.
Please replace belt tensioners that have
been trig gered. We recommend that you
consult y our Vauxhall Authorised
z Applicable safety directives must alwa ys
be observed when disposing of the
vehicle. For this reason, disposal should
be p erform ed by an authorised recy cling
compa ny . We recommend that you
consult y our Vauxhall Authorised
Safety systems
Pi cture no: 12935h.tif
Using the belts
Fitting seat bel ts
Pull the belt out of the retractor and guide
it across the body , making certain that it is
not twisted.
Insert the la tch plate into the buckle. The
back rest must not be tilted too far back,
since this would affect the opera tion of the
seat b elts; recom mended tilting angle
approx. 25 ° . The lap b elt must be straight
and lie snugly against the body. Tighten
the la p belt at frequent intervals whilst
driving by tugging the diagona l part of
Picture no: 11178H.t if
9 Warning
O n pregna nt women in particular, the lap
belt must be positioned a s low as
possible across the pelvis so as not to put
too much pressure on the abdomen.
Bulk y clothing prevents the belt from fitting
prop erly. The belt must not rest against
ha rd or fragile objects in the pockets of
your clothing (e.g. ballpoint pens, keys,
spectacles) because these could cause
injury. Do not place any objec ts (e.g.
ha ndb ags, mobile phones) b etween the
belt and your body.
Picture no: 12936h.tif
Height adjustm ent
To adjust the height of front seat b elt
upper anchora ge p oints:
1. Pull b elt out slig htly.
2. Pull k nob.
3. Set desired height.
4. Allow to loc k audibly into p osition.
Do not adjust height while driving .
Safety systems
Pi cture no: 13461h.tif
Adjust height such that the belt p asses
over the wearer’s shoulder and rests
against the shoulder. It must not pass over
the neck or upper arm.
Picture no: 11180H.t if
Rem oving t he b el t
To remove the belt, d epress the red
pushbutton on the buckle; the b elt will
retract automatically.
Picture no: 15265h.tif
Three- point seat belt
for centre rear seat
Pull belt from roof m ounting by the latch
plates. Click low er latch pla te into the
ma tc hing (smaller) right b elt buckle. Use
the upper latch plate to guide the belt ov er
y our shoulder and stomach area without
twisting it, click latch plate into the left
outer b elt buckle.
The latch plate of the central b elt only
eng ages in the matching (left outer) belt
buckle. The latch plate can be inserted in
all the other belt buckles but w ill not
eng age.
Safety systems
To remove the b elt, press the button on the
left-hand buckle. The belt will retract
automatically a nd will position itself ready
to hand on the b ackrest.
When enlarging the luggage
compartment, disengag e the belt from
both buckles; the belt will retract fully.
Picture no: 11181H.t if
Vauxhall Full Size airbag system
The Vauxhall Full S ize a irb ag system
comprises severa l ind ividual systems.
Front a irbag system
The front airb ag system is triggered in the
event of a serious accident involving a
frontal impa ct and forms sa fety cushions
for the driver and front passenger 3. The
forward movement of the driver a nd front
passenger is check ed a nd the risk of
injuries to the up per body and head
thereby substantially reduced.
Picture no: 12947h.tif
Si de airba g system 3
The side airbag sy stem is triggered in the
event of side-on collisions and forms sa fety
cushions for the driver and front passenger
in the respective front door area. The risk of
injury to the upp er body in the event of a
side impact is thereby substa ntially
reduc ed.
Safety systems
Examples of events triggering the front
airbag sy stem:
z Impact against a non-y ielding obstacle:
the front airbags are trigg ered at low
vehicle speed.
z Impact aga inst a y ielding obsta cle (such
as another vehicle): the front airbags are
only trigg ered at a hig her vehicle speed .
Picture n o: 15151H.tif
Pict ure no: 16184h.tif
Vauxhall Full Size airbag system
The front airb ag system will be trigg ered :
Front airb ag
The front airbag system is identified by the
word AI RBAG on the steering wheel and
above the glov e c om partment 3.
z depending on the severity of the
The front airbag system comprises:
z an airbag with inflator in the steering
wheel a nd a second one behind the trim
panel ab ov e the glove compartment 3
z the control elec tronics with impact
z the a irba g system s control indicator v in
the instrument panel.
z depending on the type of impact
z within the ra ng e shown in the illustration
z indep endently of the side airb ag
system 3.
Safety systems
9 Warnin g
The three-point seat belt must b e
correctly fitted – see pag e 55.
The front airbag sy stem will not be
triggered in the ev ent of
z the ignition being switched off,
z minor frontal collisions,
z accidents in which the vehicle overturns,
z collisions involving a sid e or rear impac t
that is to say, if it w ould not be of benefit to
the oc cup ants.
Picture n o: 11181H.tif
When trigg ered , the front airbags inflate in
milliseconds and form a safety cushion for
driver and front pa ssenger 3. The forward
movement of the driver and front
passenger is checked and the risk of
injuries to the upper body a nd head
thereby substantially reduced.
No im pairment of view will occur, because
the a irb ags inflate and deflate so quickly .
Pict ure no: 13473h.tif
9 Warning
The front airbag sy stem provides
optimum p rotection when the seat,
back rest a nd head restraint are correctly
adjusted: adjust the driver’ s seat
according to the occupant’s height suc h
that with the driver sitting upright the
steering wheel is held in the a rea of its
upper sp ok es with the d riv er’s arms
slightly bent. The passenger seat should
be as far back as possible, with the
back rest upright – see page 39. Do not
place the head, body, hands or feet on
the covers of the airba g systems.
Do not place any objects in the area in
which the airb ags inflate. Im portant
inform ation – see page 61.
Safety systems
Pi cture no: 13461h.tif
9 Warning
Seat belts m ust therefore a lways be worn.
The front a irb ag system serv es to
supplement the three-point seat belts. If
you do not wea r your seat belt you risk
being seriously injured, or even thrown
from the vehic le, in the ev ent of an
In the event of an ac cident the belt helps
to keep you in the correct seating
position, so tha t the front airbag system
can provid e you with effective p rotection.
Pict ure no: 12945h.tif
Side airb ag 3
The side a irb ag system is identified by the
word AIRBAG on the outb oa rd sides of the
front seat backrests.
The side a irb ag system c om prises:
z an airbag with infla tor in the back of the
driver’s and front passenger’s seat
respectively ,
z the control electronics,
z the side impact sensors,
z the airbag systems c ontrol indicator v in
the instrum ent panel,
Picture no: 12946h.tif
The side airbag sy stem will be triggered:
z depending on the sev erity of the
z depending on the ty pe of im pact,
z within the range shown in the illustration
on the centre d oor pillar of the driver’s or
front passenger’ s side,
z ind epend ently of the front airbag
sy stem.
Safety systems
9 Warning
There must be no objects in the area in
which the airb ag inflates or in the a rea
between the seat backs and the vehicle
body . Do not place the hand s or arms on
the covers of the airba g systems.
Imp ortant information – see page 61.
The three-point sea t b elt must a lw ays be
correctly fitted – see page 54.
The side airba gs will not be triggered in the
event of
Pi cture no: 12947h.tif
When triggered, the sid e airbag inflates in
milliseconds to form a safety cushion for
the d riv er or front passenger in the
respective door area. This substantially
red uces the risk of injury to the upper body
in the event of a sid e-on collision.
z the ig nition being sw itched off,
z fronta l collisions,
z accidents in which the v ehicle overturns,
z collisions involving a rear impac t,
z collisions involving a side imp act outside
the passenger cell.
Control i nd icator v for airbag systems
The airbag sy stems are m onitored
electronically tog ether w ith the belt
tensioners and their operational status is
indica ted b y control ind icator v in the
instrument panel. When the ignition is
switched on, the control indicator flashes
for a pprox. 4 seconds.
Picture no: 12944h.tif
If it does not fla sh, d oes not go out
after 4 second s or illumina tes while driving,
there is a fault in the airbag systems or the
belt tensioner system see page 51. There is
a possibility that the system s will not be
triggered in the ev ent of an accid ent.
Deployed airbag system s are indicated
throug h constant illum ina tion of v,
9 Warnin g
Have the cause of the fault remedied. We
recommend that you consult your
Vauxhall Authorised Repairer.
The sy stem’s integrated self-diagnostics
allows faults to be quickly remedied. Have
y our C ar Pass on hand when consulting a
Vauxhall Authorised Repairer.
Safety systems
Im portant
z Acc essories and other objects must not
be affixed or placed in the a rea in which
the airbags inflate a s they could cause
injury if the airbags are dep loy ed.
z Do not p la ce a ny objects between the
airb ag systems and the vehicle
occ upa nts; d ang er of injury .
9 Warning
As with any other object, child restaint
system s must not be carried on a
passenger’s lap. Da ng er to life.
z The electronics controlling the airbag
system s and belt tensioners are located
in the centre console. To prev ent
malfunction, do not place any magnetic
ob jects in the vicinity of this console.
z Use the hooks 3 in the roof frame only to
hang up light articles of clothing or c oa t
hangers. Do not place any objects in the
pockets of the hanging items – risk of
z Do not stic k anything on the steering
wheel, instrum ent panel or front seat
back rests in the vicinity of the airbags or
cover them with other materia ls.
z Use only a dry cloth or interior cleaner to
clean the steering wheel, instrument
panel and front seat back rests. Do not
use ab ra sive cleaning agents.
z O nly protective covers whic h are
approved for y our Agila with side
airbags 3 may be fitted on the front
seats. When fitting the protective covers,
mak e sure that the airbag units on the
outboard sides of the front seat
back rests a re not covered.
z The airb ag systems are triggered
indep endently of each other based on
the sev erity of the accident and the ty pe
of impac t.
z Each airbag can be trig gered only once.
O nc e triggered, an airbag must be
rep laced without delay. We recomm end
that you consult your Vauxhall
Authorised Repairer.
z The speeds, d irections of m ov ement and
deform ation p roperties of the v ehicles,
and the properties of the obstac le
concerned, determine the severity of the
accident and triggering of the airbags.
The degree of da mage to your vehic le
and the resulting repair costs alone are
not indicative tha t the criteria for
triggering of the airbags were m et.
z Do not perform any alterations on the
components of the airbag sy stem, as this
would render the vehicle unroadworthy.
9 Warnin g
The systems can b e triggered abrup tly
and cause injury if they are ha nd led
z We recom mend entrusting removal of
the steering wheel, the instrument pa nel,
the front seats a nd the seat b elts to your
Vauxhall Authorised Repairer.
z Applicable safety directives must always
be ob served when disposing of the
vehicle. For this reason, d isposal should
be performed by an authorised recycling
company. We recommend that you
consult your Vauxhall Authorised
z Any one weig hing less than 35 kg should
sit in the rear seats.
Safety systems
Mounting brackets 3 for ISOFIX
child restraint systems
Mountings 3 for the attachment of IS OFIX
child restraint system s are located betw een
the backrest and seat cushions of the
outboard rear seats.
The instructions a ccompanying the IS OFIX
child restraint system are to be expressly
O nly ISO FIX child restraint sy stems
app rov ed for the v ehicle m ay be used. We
recommend that y ou consult y our Vauxhall
Authorised Repa irer.
Picture no: 11704a.tif
Use of child restraint systems 3
9 Warning
Child restraint sy stems must not b e
installed on the front p assenger seat of
any v ehicle with airbag systems 3 - risk to
life. If the vehic le is equipped with airba g
system s, child restraint sy stems must be
mounted on the outboard sea ts in the
rear seat row 3.
Child restraint sy stems may only be
installed on the front p assenger seat if
the vehic le is not equipped with airba g
system s.
Pict ure no: 12945h.tif
Vehicles with a front passeng er airbag 3
can be identified by the word AIR BAG
above the glove compa rtm ent and – with
the passenger door op en – the warning
sticker on the side of the dashboard. S ee
Fig. 11704 A.
Vehicles with side airbag s 3 can be
identified b y the word AIRBAG on the
outboard side of the front seat ba ckrest.
See Fig. 12965 H.
Safety systems
Child restraint system
The Vauxhall child restraint system is
designed specifica lly for y our Va ux ha ll and
thus prov ides optimum safety for your child
in the event of im pact. I f a different child
safety seat is used, follow the
manufacturers’ instructions for fitting and
The country in which you are d riv ing could
req uire the use of c hild restraint system s
and specific seats. Follow a ll loc al and
nationa l regulations.
Selec ting the rig ht system
Your child should be transported facing
rearward in the car as long as possible.
Change the sy stem when the height of the
child is such that the head ex tends over the
top of the system and is no longer
supported at ey e level. The child’s cervical
vertebrae are still very weak. In the event of
an accident, they are subjected to less
stress in the sem i-prone rea rw ard position
than w hen upright.
Not e
z Children under 12 yea rs or under 150 cm
tall should only trav el in an ap prop ria te
child sa fety sea t.
z When transporting c hildren, use the child
restra int system s suitable for the child’s
z Ensure correct installation of c hild
restra int system , see the instructions
enclosed with the sy stem.
9 Warning
z The covers of the Vauxhall child restraint
sy stem can b e wiped clean.
C hild restaint sy stems must not be carried
on a p assenger’s lap. Danger to life.
z Do not stick any thing on the child
restra int systems and do not cover them
with any other m aterials.
z Only allow child ren to enter and exit at
the side fa cing away from the traffic.
z A child restraint sy stem which has been
subjected to stress in an accident must
be replaced.
Safety systems
X = No child restraint system permitted.
Permissible opti ons for fi tting a child safety sea t
age cl ass1 )
up to 10 kg
or approx.
10 months
pa ssenger sea t
of v ehi cle
a irbag system s
passeng er seat
of vehicle
airb ag systems
out er seats
in rea r row
cent re seat
in rear row
up to 13 kg
or approx.
2 years
9 to 18 k g
or approx.
8 months to
4 years
II :
15 t o 25 kg
or approx.
3 to 7 years
22 t o 36 kg
or approx.
6 to 12 y ears
We reco mmen d the use of each system u ntil the child reaches the up per weight lim it.
U = Universal suitability in conjunction
with three-point seat belt.
= Seat with IS OFIX mounting
availab le. When mounting with
ISO FIX, only IS OFIX child restraint
systems that have been approved
for the vehicle m ay b e used. We
recom mend y our Vauxhall
Authorised Repairer.
Safety systems
Head restraints
Safety accessories 3
Ad just the head restraints to suit body
size 3. See pa ge 39.
The wide ra nge of Vauxhall accessories
allows you to equip your Agila in
acc orda nce with your own wishes. In
add ition to safety accessories, item s for
improving comfort a nd a complete ra nge
of vehicle care p roducts you will find m any
articles w hich w ill be of g reat va lue to you
when need ed.
Do not m ount any objects or components
not specific ally released for y our Agila on
the head restraint. They would hinder the
protective function of the head restraint
and could be thrown uncontrollab ly
through the v ehicle in the event of hea vy
braking or an acc id ent.
Sun visors, glove com partment
Pi cture no: 13481h.tif
Exterio r mirrors
For the safety of pedestrians, the exterior
mirrors will swing out of their normal
mounting p osition if they are bumped with
sufficient force. Reposition the m irror by
apply ing slight pressure to the mirror
The mirror cover in the sun visor a nd the
glove compartment should be closed whilst
"Genuine Vaux hall Parts a nd Accessories"
guarantee high quality a nd accurate fit.
Y our Vauxhall Authorised Repa irer will be
happy to advise you, for ex ample with
regard to:
z Vauxhall child restra int system s,
z Tow ropes,
z Tow rods,
z Jump leads,
z Spare bulb kit,
z Spare fuse kit,
z Halogen fog lights,
z Mud flaps,
z Magnetic lig ht,
z Wa rning triangle,
z First-aid kit,
z First-aid kit (cushion).
Ligh ting
Vehicles with d aytime running lights 3:
With the ignition on and the light
switch on 7, dipped beam without
instrument illum ination is on.
The day time running lights switch off when
the ignition is switched off.
Follow the regula tions of the country in
which you are driving w hen using da ytime
running lig hts and fog lights 3.
Driving ab road – see pag e 68.
Headlight range adjustment ? .... ..... .
Fog lights > 3 ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Fog tail light .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Turn signals, hazard warning lights.. .
Reversing lights.... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Courtesy lig ht 0.. .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Instrument illum ination .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Information display illumination 3.... .
Ashtray illum ination 3 . .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Headlights w hen driving abroad . ..... .
Pict ure no: 18156h.tif
Exterior lights
Turn light switch:
O ff
Parking lights
Dipped beam, main beam
Dip ped beam , main b eam and head lig ht
flash – see p age 10.
In positions 8 and 9, the tail lights and
numb er plate light are also illuminated.
If the ignition is switched off while dipp ed
beam or main beam is on, the parking
lig hts come on 3.
Lightin g
Fog tail light
On =
O ff =
Press r, r illuminates
in instrument panel
Press r again or
switch ignition or light off
The fog tail light can only be switched on,
when the ignition and dipped beam/
park ing lig hts are on.
The fog tail lights on the vehicle are
deactivated when towing a caravan/
Pi cture no: 18157h.tif
Headlight range adju stment
Adjust headlight range to four stages of
vehic le load ing with dipped beam switched
on: turn knurled wheel to d esired position.
Correct adjustment of the headlight range
red uces dazzle for other road users.
z Front seats occupied
= 0
z All seats occ upied
= 1
z All seats occ upied and
lugga ge c om partment load
= 2
z Driv er’s seat occupied and
lugga ge c om partment load
= 3
Pict ure no: 11457h.tif
Turn sign als, hazard warning
Fog lights
see page 11.
On =
Reversing lights
Off =
Press >, > illuminates
in instrum ent panel
Press > ag ain or
switch ignition or light off
The fog lights can only be switc hed on
when both the ig nition and lights are on.
C om e on when reverse gear is engaged
and ig nition is sw itched on.
Ligh ting
Instrument illumination
C om es on together with ex terior lighting
(not when da ytime running lights
are on 3).
Information display
illumination 3
C om es on when the ignition or
infota inm ent system is on.
Ashtray illumination
C om es on together with ex terior lighting.
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Courtesy light
Com es on when a door is opened.
Pict ure no: 11458h.tif
To k eep the courtesy light on, p ull the light
Headlights when driving abroad
The asy mmetrica l dipped beam increa ses
the field of vision on the passenger side of
the lane.
This causes g la re for oncom ing traffic if the
vehicle is driven in countries where traffic
drives on the opposite side of the road.
To av oid glare, place masking strip s on
both hea dlights. We recomm end that y ou
consult your Vauxhall Authorised Repa irer.
Windo ws, Su n roof
Sun roof
9 Warning
Take care when operating the electric
windows 3. Risk of injury, particula rly to
Vehicle passeng ers should be inform ed
K eep a close watch on the windows when
closing them. Ensure that nothing
becomes trapped in them as they move.
Electric windows in front d oors 3 . ..... .
Sun roof 3 ... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Before lea ving the v ehicle, remove the
ignition key in order to p revent
unauthorized opera tion of the wind ow s
and sun roof.
Picture no: 11188H.tif
Do or windows
Turn the hand crank clockwise or
Windo ws, Sun roof
To op en:
To op en completely , hold the b utton
depressed until the window fully rea ches its
end position.
To op en in stages, p ress the button b riefly.
To close:
To close completely, hold the button
depressed until the window is completely
To close in stag es, press the button briefly .
Picture n o: 11189H.tif
Electric windo ws in
front doors 3
O perated via tw o roc ker switches in the
driver’s door ha nd le - one for the driver’s
door window and one for the passenger
door window. Ad ditional rocker switch in
the p assenger door handle.
Windo ws, Su n roof
To close:
Turn crank to rig ht.
When the crank will not turn any further the
sun roof has reached the comfort position.
Press unlocking button aga in and continue
to turn crank to rig ht until sun roof is
The unlock ing button is automatically
relea sed when the sun roof rea ches the
closed position.
To raise:
Close sun roof a nd p ress unloc king button.
Turn crank to rig ht.
Picture n o: 11190H.tif
Sun roof 3
Tilt crank out of rec ess.
To open:
Press unlocking b utton. Turn crank to left.
When the crank will not turn any further the
sun roof ha s reached the comfort position,
and air noise w ill be reduced .
To open beyond the comfort position:
press unlock ing button a gain. Continue to
turn crank to the left.
To lower:
Turn crank to left.
The unlock ing button is automatically
relea sed when the sun roof rea ches the
closed position.
After operating the sun roof, a lw ays return
the crank to the recess.
Picture no: 11191H.tif
Sun shad e
The sun sha de c an be op ened and closed
with the sun roof either closed or raised.
When the sun roof is opened, the sun sha de
is also opened.
Climate c ontrol
Climate control
Air vents .. .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Air recirculation system .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Heated rear window Ü.... ..... .... .... ..... .
Heating and ventila tion system ... ..... .
Air conditioning system 3 ..... .... .... ..... .
Air intake . .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Air outlet.. .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Pollen filter 3 ... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Note .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Maintenance ... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Picture no: 11200H.t if
Heating and ventilation system,
air conditioning system 3
Ventilation, heating and cooling 3 a re
combined into one unit that is d esigned to
prov ide com fort regardless of the season,
weather or outside temperature.
When cooling 3 is activated, the air is
cooled and dried.
The heating unit heats the air a s required in
all operating m od es depending on the
position of the temperature switch. The air
supply can be adjusted to suit
requirements by means of the fan.
The slid er for the air recirculation sy stem
can be used to block the air supply from
Picture no: 11202H.tif
Button n for cooling (in temperature
rotary switch) is only found on v ehicles
equipped with the optional air conditioning
system 3. S ee page 78.
Climate control
Pi cture no: 16185h.tif
Air vents
Pleasant ventilation of the head a rea is
achiev ed, depending on the p osition of the
tem perature switch a nd the air distrib ution
switch (L or M).
To increase the air supply, set the fan to a
higher speed a nd set the a ir distribution
switch to M.
Centre and sid e air vents (1)
The a ir flow can be directed as desired by
tilting and swivelling the sla ts.
Pict ure no: 11459h.tif
Open side vents: Turn k nurled wheel
cloc kwise.
To close the side vents, turn knurled wheel
anticlock wise.
Picture no: 11460h.tif
Windscreen defrost er nozzles (2)
Air distribution switch set to V or J:
Air is directed onto the wind screen and the
door windows.
Ad ditional vents
Located in front of the windscreen, in front
of the door wind ow s a nd in the front
Climate c ontrol
General in formation ,
as well as info rm ation on air
intake, air ou tlet,
pollen filter and main tenance,
see pages 80, 81.
Picture n o: 11195H.tif
Picture no: 11125H.t if
Air recirculation system
Heated rear window Ü
To act ivat e:
Push slider to left 4, air supply from the
outside is blocked.
Operating using the fan switch:
If fumes or unpleasant odours penetra te
from outside: tem porarily sw itc h on the air
recirculation system. To circulate the
passenger c om partment air, switch on the
fan too.
Symb ol illuminates when heated rear
wind ow is switched on.
The a ir recirculation sy stem minimises the
entry of outside air. The humidity
increases, and the windows can m ist up.
The quality of the passenger compa rtm ent
air deteriorates which ma y cause the
vehic le occupants to feel drowsy.
To deacti vate:
Push slider to right 5, air is fed in from
the outside a gain.
Pull fan sw itch Ü
Press fan sw itch Ü
Heating operationa l only with engine
Switch off as soon as rear vision is clear.
Climate control
Picture n o: 11192H.tif
Heatin g and ventilation system
Left -hand rota ry swit ch: Temperature
red zone
blue zone
Picture no: 11193H.t if
Centre rotary switch: Quanti ty of a ir
Four fan speeds:
O ff
Max imum air flow
The rate of air flow is determined b y the
fa n. The fan should therefore a lso be
switched on during a journey.
Picture no: 11194H.tif
Rig ht-hand rot ary swi tch: Air distribut ion
to foot well
to windscreen,
front door windows and
to foot well
to windscreen and
front door windows
to head area
to head area and
O pen the air vents when the switch is
set to L or M.
Climate c ontrol
Hea ting
The amount of heat is dependent on the
engine temperature and is thus not fully
attained until the engine is warm.
For rapid warming of the p assenger
z Set the temperature switch in the red
z Set the fan to speed 3.
z Set the air distribution sw itch to the
desired position – see page 75.
Picture n o: 11200H.tif
Vent ilation
z Set temperature switch to desired
z Switch fan on at desired setting.
z For max imum ventilation in head area:
Set air distrib ution sw itc h to M a nd open
all vents.
z For ventila tion to foot well: Set air
distribution switch to K .
z For simultaneous ventilation to the hea d
area a nd the foot well: Set air
distribution switch to L .
The c om fort and general well-being of the
vehicle occupants are to a large extent
dependent on a suitab le v entilation a nd
hea ting setting.
Climate control
z Turn the temp erature switch as far into
the red zone a s p ossible,
z Set fa n to 3 or 4,
z Set air distribution switch to V,
z Open sid e air vents as required and
direct them towards door windows,
z Switch on heated rear window Ü,
z For simultaneous warming of the foot
well, set air distribution switch to J.
Picture n o: 11201H.tif
Heating the foot well
z Set the tem perature switch in the red
z Switch on fan.
z Set air distribution sw itch to K.
z Keep side air vents closed during the
warming-up phase.
Picture no: 11126H.t if
Dem ist ing and defr ost ing
the windows
9 Warning
Failure to follow the instructions could
lead to misted or icy windows and
accidents stemming from impa ired
Climate c ontrol
Air conditioning system
As a supplement to the heating and
ventilation system, the air c onditioning
system c ools and dehumidifies (dries)
inflowing air.
If cooling or dehum id ification is not
desired, switch off cooling in order to sa ve
At low outside tempera tures the cooling
unit (air conditioning compressor) switches
off autom atically.
Pict ure no: 12986h.tif
Cooling n
Operational only when eng ine is running.
Pull temp erature switch n
Press temp erature switch n
Picture no: 13482h.tif
C omfort setting
z Move air recirculation slid er to right 5.
z Activate cooling n as desired.
Control indica tor in p ushbutton.
z Set temperature switch to desired
Set the fan to the d esired setting.
z Set fa n to desired speed .
z Set air distribution switch to M or L.
z Open sid e air vents as required .
Climate control
z Move air recirculation slid er to right 5.
z Cooling on: pull n,
z Set temperature switch to desired
z Set fa n to desired speed ,
z Set air distribution switch to V
Picture n o: 11203H.tif
Maximum cooling
O pen windows and sun roof 3 briefly so
that warm air can escap e rapidly .
z Move air recirculation slid er to left 4.
z Cooling on: pull n.
z Turn the temperature switch as far into
the blue zone (cold) as possible.
z Set fan to 4.
z Set air distribution sw itch to M.
z Open all vents.
Pict ure no: 11461h.tif
Dem ist ing and defr ost ing wind ow s
9 Warning
Failure to follow the instructions could
lead to misted or icy windows and
accidents stemming from impa ired
Misted or icy windows, e. g. due to damp
weather, damp clothing or low outside
– or –
if there is still m oisture in the system after
previous air conditioning operation, the
windows may m ist up. To prev ent this,
set air distribution to K before starting
engine a nd set to V app rox . 5 seconds
after starting.
z Switch on heated rear window Ü.
O peration with cooling (air conditioning
compressor) is not possible w hen outside
temperatures a re low.
Climate c ontrol
Pollen filter
Picture n o: 11196H.tif
Air intake
The air intakes in front of the wind screen on
the far left and right-hand sides of the
engine compartment must be k ept free of
lea ves, d irt and snow.
Air outlet
When transporting objects in the luggage
compartment, m ake sure the air outlets are
not covered.
The pollen filter cleans the air entering from
outside, or if the air circulation sy stem 3 is
switched on, filtering dust, soot, p ollen and
spores out of the interior air.
The pollen filter must b e replaced at the
intervals specified in the Service Booklet.
The cooling system (air conditioning
compressor) only opera tes when the
eng ine is running.
If the windsc reen m ists up during dam p
weather conditions, set the system as
desc ribed under "Wind ow dem isting". See
pag es 77, 79.
C ooling 3 functions most efficiently when
the wind ow s a nd sun roof 3 are closed. If
the passenger compa rtm ent has heated
up considerably after a long period in
direct sunlight, briefly open the windows
and sun roof 3 so that the hot air can
esca pe q uick ly .
Climate control
When cooling 3 (air c onditioning
compressor) is switched on condensation
forms, which is ex pelled from the underside
of the v ehicle.
At lea st one air vent must b e open while
cooling 3 (air conditioning compressor) is
on in order to prevent the evaporator from
icing up due to lack of air movement.
In order to ensure consistently good
op eration, the air cond itioning
compressor 3 must be switched on for
several minutes once per month
irresp ective of the wea ther or tim e of year.
Operation with cooling (air c onditioning
compressor) 3 is not possible when outside
temperatures are low .
In the event of a fault, consult a w ork shop.
We rec om mend your Vauxhall Authorised
Drivin g Hints
Driving Hints
The first 600 miles
Driv e y our v ehicle at various speed s. Do
not use full throttle. Never allow the engine
to labour at low rev s.
Make good use of all gears. In all g ears
depress the acc elera tor pedal a m aximum
of around three quarters of the available
pedal tra vel.
Do not d riv e faster than three quarters of
maximum speed .
Do not b rake unnec essarily ha rd for the
first 125 miles.
Never coast with engine not
run ning
Many units w ill not function in this situation
(e.g. brake servo unit, power steering 3 ).
Driv ing in this ma nner is a danger to
yourself and others.
Brake servo unit
When the engine is not running, the brake
servo unit is no longer effective once the
brake peda l has been depressed once or
twice. Braking effect is not reduced , but
significantly greater force is required for
Electric po wer steering 3
If the power-assisted steering fails when
being towed with the engine switched off,
the vehicle can still be steered, but
considera bly more forc e is req uired.
Driving in mo untainous terrain or
with a trailer/caravan
The cooling fan is electrically operated. Its
cooling power is therefore independent of
the engine speed.
S ince a c onsiderab le am ount of heat is
generated at high engine speeds and less
at slower speeds, do not shift down when
climb ing hills whilst the vehic le is still coping
with the gradient in the hig her gear.
Driving with a roof load
Do not exceed the perm issible roof load
and m aximum loa ding height, see
pag es 102, 150. For reasons of safety,
distribute the loa d ev enly a nd secure it
properly with reta ining straps so that it
cannot slip . Adjust the tyre pressure to
suit the load. Do not drive faster than 75
mp h. Chec k and retighten the straps
freq uently .
Switching off the engin e
When y ou switch off, fans in the eng ine
compa rtm ent may continue running for a
time to cool the engine.
If the engine temperature is very high, e.g.
after driving in mountainous terrain: allow
the engine to id le for approx im ately two
minutes in order to prevent heat
acc um ulation.
Driving Hints
Vehi cles w ith turb ocharged engine
After running at hig h engine speeds or high
engine loads, opera te the engine briefly
at a low load or run in neutral for approx.
30 sec onds before switching off in order to
protect the turbocha rger.
Save energy – mo re miles
Please observe the running-in hints on the
previous pag e and the tips for energ y
saving on the following pages.
Good, technica lly correct and economical
driving ensures ma ximum durability and
performance for your vehic le.
The fuel supply is autom atically shut off
during overrun, e.g. when the vehicle is
being driven down long gradients or when
braking. To enable the overrun cut-off to
take effect, do not acc elerate during
overrun and do not de-clutch. To prevent
dam age to the cata ly tic converter, overrun
cut-off is temp orarily deactivated when the
cataly tic conv erter temperature is high.
Vehi cles w ith turb ocharged engine
Flow -g enerated noises may be aud ible if
the a ccelerator is released quickly due to
air flow in the turbocharger.
Engine speed
Driv e in a low engine speed range for each
gear a s m uc h as possible.
Do not place any ob jects in the foot well
which could slip under the ped als and
inhibit the pedal trav el.
Warm ing up
Allow the engine to warm up while driving.
Do not warm it up by letting it run at idling
speed. Do not apply full throttle until the
engine has reached op erating
Correct gear selection
Do not race your engine whilst in neutral or
with a low gea r selected. Driving too fast in
indiv idua l gea rs as well as stop-a nd -g o
tra ffic increase eng ine wear and fuel
Change down
When decreasing speed, shift down into
the next lowest gear. Do not slip the clutch
with a high-revving engine. This is
especially important when hill climb ing.
Clutch operation
Alw ays dep ress the clutch ped al hard to
the floor to prev ent shifting difficulties and
tra nsmission dam age.
When driving do not use the pedal as a
foot rest; this will ca use substantial clutch
To ensure the pedal travel is uninhibited,
there must be no mats in the area of the
Battery c are
When driving slowly or when the v ehicle is
stationary , e.g. in slow urban traffic, stopand-go traffic or traffic jams, turn off all
unnecessary electrical load s w here
possible (e. g. heated rear window,
auxiliary headlights, etc.).
Declutch w hen sta rting in order to relieve
the strain on the starter and the ba ttery.
Saving fuel, Protectin g the environment
Saving fuel,
Protecting the
New painting techniques employ wa ter as
a solv ent.
End-o f-life vehic le reco very
For detailed information on Va ux ha ll’ s
on-going comm itment to achieving an
environmentally susta inab le future,
including; design for recycling, take back of
End-of-Life Vehicle (ELVs) a nd the
recycling of ELVs, view
www.va ux ha ll. co.uk/recycling for details.
Energy and environmentconscio us driving
Trend-setting technology
When dev eloping and manufac turing your
vehic le, Vauxhall used environmentfriendly and pred om inantly recyc la ble
materials. The production methods used to
mak e y our v ehicle are likewise
env ironmenta lly -compatible.
Recycling of production wastes keeps the
circulation of material closed. Reduction of
energy a nd water requirements a lso help s
to conserve natural resources.
A highly adv anced design mea ns that your
vehic le can be easily disassembled at the
end of its serv ic e life, and the ind ividual
materials separated for subsequent re-use.
Materia ls such as asbestos and cadmium
are not used . The refrigerant in the air
conditioning system 3 is C FC -free.
z High noise levels and exhaust em issions
are often a result of driving w ithout due
attention to saving energy and
protecting the environment.
z Y ou should therefore drive with energy in
mind – "more miles with less fuel" .
Reduce the noise level and exhaust
emissions b y adopting an environmentconsc ious driving style. This is ex tremely
worthwhile and im proves the quality of
Fuel consum ption d epend s to a great
extent on your own personal d riv ing
style. The follow ing hints will help you to
achieve fuel consumption as close as
possible to the specified levels – see
pages 148 to 149.
C heck y our v ehicle’ s fuel consumption
every time you refuel. This facilitates
early detection of any irregula rities
causing increased fuel consumption.
Warming up
z Full throttle and w arming up at idle
speed increase w ear, fuel consumption,
ex haust em ission, the am ount of
pollutant in the exhaust and the am ount
of noise.
z Driv e off imm ediately after starting.
Wa rm up the engine b y running it at
moderate eng ine speeds.
Uniform speed
z Hectic driving significantly increases fuel
consumption, the ex haust emissions, the
proportion of pollutant in the exhaust
gas and the noise level.
z Do not accelerate a nd brake
unnecessarily . Drive at uniform speed,
watching the road.
Avoid frequent starting off and stopping
e.g . at traffic lights, in short distance
tra ffic and in queues of traffic by m eans
of clever planning . Select road s w ith
good traffic flow .
z The eng ine also consumes fuel when
idling .
z If you have to wait for more than one
minute, it is worthwhile switching off the
engine. Fiv e m inutes of idling
corresponds to ap prox imately one 0.6
miles of driving.
Saving fuel, Protecting the environment
z The fuel supply is automatically shut off
during ov errun, e. g. when the vehicle is
being driven down long gradients or
when braking – see page 83.
z To enable the overrun cut-off to come
into action and sav e fuel, do not
accelerate or d eclutch during overrun.
Correct gear selection
z High revs increase engine w ear and fuel
z Do not race your engine. Avoid d riv ing at
high engine speeds.
Making use of the tac hometer 3 helps to
save fuel. Drive in a low engine speed
ra nge for each gear as much a s possible
with uniform engine speeds. Drive as
often as possible in top gear, select the
next higher gear a s soon as possible,
and only chang e down when the engine
is no longer running perfectly smoothly .
High speed
z The higher the speed , the higher the
consumption and the noise level. At top
speed, you consume a great deal of fuel
and produce excessive noise and
exhaust em issions.
z Slightly relea sing the accelerator ped al
results in distinct fuel savings with no
major loss of speed.
Drive at no more tha n around three
quarters of max imum speed and you will
use up to 50 % less fuel, without losing a
great deal of time.
Tyre pressure
z Inadequate ty re p ressure, leading to
higher road resistance, costs m oney in
two wa ys: for more fuel and increased
tyre wear.
z Regular checks (every 14 d ays) pay off.
Electrical loads
z The power consum ption of electrical
equip ment increa ses fuel consumption.
z Sw itch off all aux iliary electrical loads
(e. g. air c onditioning 3, heated rear
window) when not needed.
Roof racks
z Due to air resistance, a roof load can
increase fuel consump tion by approx.
3.5 gals/h.
z Remove them if they are not being used.
Repair and maintenanc e
z Improper repairs or adjustm ent and
maintenance work can increase fuel
consumption. Do not carry out w ork on
the eng ine yourself.
You may out of ignorance infringe
environmental law s b y not disposing of
materials properly.
Appropriate parts might not b e recycled.
Contact with some of the materia ls
inv olv ed may p ose a hea lth haz ard.
z We recom mend that repair and
maintenance be entrusted to your
Vauxhall Authorised Repairer.
Extreme drivin g conditions
z Going up steep slopes, cornering, driving
on poor road s a nd winter driving a ll
increase fuel consumption.
z Fuel consumption increa ses dramatically
in urba n tra ffic a nd at winter
temperatures, especially on short trip s
when the engine operating tempera ture
is not reached.
z Follow the hints given above to keep
consumption to a m inimum under suc h
cond itions.
Fuel c onsum ption, fuel, refuelling
Fuel consumption,
fuel, refuelling
Fuel c onsum ption
Fuel for petrol engines
Fuel consumption is determined under
specific driving conditions – see page 148.
C om mercially availab le high-quality fuel
with a maximum ethanol content of 5% as
per DIN EN 228 (catalytic c onverter - see
pag e 88, octane numbers - see page 146).
Fuel quality ha s a dec isive influenc e on
power outp ut, running behaviour and
service life of the engine. The additives
contained in the fuel pla y an important role
in this regard. You should therefore only
use high-quality fuels containing additives.
Fitting special equipment will increase the
weight of the vehicle. This in turn increases
fuel consumption and reduces the
specified m aximum speed of the vehicle.
For the first few thousand miles, friction
between the engine and transmission
components is higher. This increases fuel
Fuel consump tion .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Fuel for petrol engines . .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Fuel filler ca p... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Refuelling . .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Fuels with ethanol content greater than 5%
do not comp ly with DIN EN 228 and m ust
not be used unless the vehicle has been
spec ifically dev eloped and ap prov ed for
use of such.
Fuel with too low an octane number can
cause ping ing. Va ux ha ll cannot b e held
liable for resulting damage.
Petrol with a hig her octane number can
alway s be used .
Pump nozzles for leaded fuel ca nnot be
inserted into the filler nec k of vehicles tha t
operate on unlead ed fuel.
The ignition timing is automatically
adjusted according to the grad e of fuel
used (octane num ber) – see page 146.
Use of petrol with an octane rating of 95
will ensure economical driv ing.
Fuel consumption , fuel, refuellin g
Fuel filler cap
If the fuel filler cap must be replaced, use
only the Genuine Vauxhall fuel filler c ap
designed for y our model to ensure that full
func tionality is retained. Vehicles with
diesel engine ha ve a sp ecial fuel filler cap.
9 Warning
Care must b e tak en when ha ndling fuel.
Before refuelling , switch off engine a nd
any ex ternal hea ters with combustion
cha mbers before refuelling. Switch
mobile phones off.
Fuel is flamm able and ex plosive. a void
nak ed flam es or sparks when handling
fuel or just in its vicinity. Do not smoke.
This a lso applies where fuel is perceptible
only from its c harac teristic od our. If fuel
od ours occur in the v ehicle itself,
eliminate the cause im media tely. We
recommend your Vux hall Authorised
The fuel tank filler neck with screw cap is
loca ted on the left-hand side of the v ehicle
in the rea r quarter panel.
Open the tank flap .
To op en, unlock the fuel filler cap with the
ignition key 3 and carefully unscrew so
that the excess pressure can slowly
Attac h filler ca p to bracket on flap and turn
to secure.
The fuel tank has a limiting sy stem which
prevents ov erfilling of the tank.
Picture no: 12259h.tif
C orrect filling depends to a large extent on
proper operation of the fuel disp ensing
1. Fully insert the pump nozz le and switch it
2. After the autom atic cut-off, another two
litres (ma x.) can be topp ed up in stages.
To close, replace filler ca p and turn,
overcoming the resistance, until the lock on
the cap engages audibly . Lock filler ca p
with ignition key 3.
C lose fuel tank cov er.
Wipe off any ov erflowing fuel immediately .
Catalytic converter, exhaust gases
Catalytic converter,
exhaust gases
Ca ta lytic converter for petrol eng ines
Controlling ex haust em ission.... .... ..... .
Ex haust ga ses. ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Maintenance ... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Dama ge to the catalytic conv erter or the
vehicle m ay result if the following points
are not observed :
z Consult a work shop, such as your
Vauxhall Authorised Repairer, as quic kly
as possible in the event of misfiring,
irregular engine running following a cold
start, a significant loss of engine power
or other unusual malfunctions which
may indica te a fa ult in the ignition
sy stem. If necessary, d riv ing may be
continued for a short time at a low speed
and with a low engine speed.
Picture no: 6448U.tif
Catalytic converter for petrol
Leaded fuel will da mage the cata ly tic
conv erter and parts of the electronic
sy stem, rend ering them inoperative.
Use of high-qua lity fuels other than those
specified on p age 86 (e. g. LRP 1)) c ould
damage the catalytic converter.
On vehicles with a c atalytic converter, the
fuel ta nk filler nec k is of a narrow design so
that a dispensing pump for leaded fuel
cannot b e inserted .
LR P = Lead Rep la cement Petrol.
z If unb urnt fuel enters the c atalytic
conv erter, this may result in overheating
and irreparable damage to the c atalytic
conv erter.
You should therefore av oid
unnecessarily long use of the starter
when starting off, running the tank dry
(an irregular fuel supply w ill lead to
overhea ting) and starting the engine by
pushing or towing.
Catalytic converter, exhaust gases
z If emission c ontrol indicator Z flashes,
slow down until the flashing stops and
the control indicator shines with a stea dy
glow . Contact a workshop im med ia tely.
We recom mend y our Vauxhall
Authorised Repairer – see Emission
control indicator Z.
Pict ure no: 16178h.tif
Controlling exhaust em ission
Through d esign-related measures – mainly
in the area of the fuel-injection and ignition
sy stems – the prop ortion of noxious
materials in the exhaust, suc h as carbon
monox ide (C O), hy drocarbons (HC ) and
nitrogen oxides (NO x), is reduced to a
minim um .
Picture no: 12948h.tif
C ont rol indic ator Z for exha ust gases
Illuminates when ignition is switched on
and during start attempt. Goes out shortly
after engine starts.
If it illuminates w hile the engine running
there is a fault in the emission control
system. The permitted emission values may
be exceeded. C onsult a workshop
imm ediately. We recomm end y our
Vauxhall Authorised Repairer.
Flashing with the engine running indica tes
a fa ult that m ay da mage the cata ly tic
converter. Y ou can continue to drive
without causing dam age by slowing down
until the flashing stops and the control
indicator is steady. Consult a workshop
imm ediately. We recomm end that y ou
consult a n Vauxhall Authorised Repairer.
Catalytic converter, exhaust gases
In some cases, the fault can be rem edied
by switching the engine off and on again. If
the control indic ator illuminates a gain
when the engine is running, consult a
work shop to have the cause of the fault
remedied. We recommend your Vaux hall
Authorised Repairer.
If it illum ina tes briefly , but does not recur, it
is of no significa nce.
If it flashes after the ignition is switched on,
there is a fa ult in the immobiliser system.
The engine cannot be started – see
page 29.
Pi cture no: 12943h.tif
Cont rol indica tor A for engi ne
Illuminates for a few seconds when the
ignition is switched on.
If it illum ina tes when the engine is running,
there is a fault in the engine electronics
system. The electronic s switch to limphome mode, fuel consum ption m ay
increase and the driveability of the v ehicle
may be impaired.
Exhaust gases
9 Warnin g
Engine exhaust gases contain poisonous
carbon monoxide, w hich is colourless and
odourless and c ould b e fatal if inhaled.
If ex haust fumes p enetrate the v ehicle
interior, open the w indows and consult a
workshop im mediately. We rec om mend
your Vaux ha ll Authorised Repairer.
When the vehicle is driven for the first time,
wax and oil on the exhaust system m ay
evaporate, prod uc ing smoke. After driving
the vehicle for the first tim e, allow it to
stand in open a ir to allow the fumes to
evaporate and do not inhale.
Catalytic converter, exhaust gases
Maintenanc e
Hav e all maintenance work carried out at
the interv als specified by Vauxhall. We
recom mend that y ou entrust this work to
your Vauxhall Authorised R epairer, who
has proper equipment and trained
personnel av ailable. Electronic testing
systems permit rapid dia gnosis and
rem edy of faults. This way you can be
certa in that a ll comp onents of the vehicle’s
electrical, injec tion and ignition systems
opera te correc tly , that your vehicle has a
low level of pollutant emission and that the
cataly tic conv erter system will have a long
service life.
You are thereby mak ing an important
contribution towa rd s keep ing the air clean
and compliance w ith emissions legislation.
Check ing and adjustm ent of the fuelinjection and ignition system s is p art of the
scope of inspection. For this rea son you
should have all maintenance work c arried
out at the interv als specified in your Service
Book let.
Brake system
The brakes are a n important factor for
tra ffic safety .
To improve effectiveness, do not brake
unnec essarily ha rd for the first 120 miles
(200 km) after new brak e p ads ha ve been
Brake pad wear must not ex ceed a
specified lim it. Reg ular maintenance as
detailed in the S ervice Booklet is therefore
of the utmost im porta nce for traffic sa fety.
Brake system ... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Anti-lock brake system (ABS u ) 3 ... .
Have worn brake pads replaced. We
recommend that you consult your Vauxhall
Authorised Repairer, who will fit pads that
ha ve b een tested a nd approved by
Vauxhall and guarantee optimum braking
Brake pads that have worn down to the
minim um thickness will squeal. Driv ing may
be c ontinued. Have the b rake pads
replaced as soon a s p ossible. Consult a
work shop for brak e pa d replac ement. We
recommend your Vauxhall Authorised
Picture no: 11209H.t if
Foot bra ke
The foot brak e comprises two independent
brak e circuits.
If a brak e circuit fails, the vehicle can still be
brak ed using the other brak e circuit. If this
occurs, howev er, the brake pedal must be
depressed q uite far using considerab le
force before braking effect occurs. The
distance required for b ra king will be
greater. Consult a work shop before
continuing y our journey . We recommend
y our Vauxhall Authorised Repairer.
To ensure the full peda l travel can be
utilized, especially in case of a fault in one
of the b ra ke circuits, there m ust be no ma ts
in the vicinity of the p edals – see p age 83.
When the engine is not running, the
sup port of the brak e servo unit d isappears
once the brake pedal has been depressed
once or tw ic e. Bra king effect is not
red uced, b ut b ra king requires significantly
greater force. This is especially im portant
to bear in mind when tow ing.
Check the brake lights b efore starting out
on a journey.
Shortly after starting ea ch journey the
effectiveness of the brake system should
be tested at low sp eed and without
inconveniencing other traffic, especially if
the brakes are wet, e.g. after the vehicle
ha s b een washed.
The brake fluid lev el should be checked
regularly. If the brak e fluid level is too low
and the hand brake is not a pplied, control
indica tor R on the instrument panel
illuminates – see page 20.
Picture no: 13483h.tif
Hand brak e
Alway s apply hand brak e firmly. O n slopes
app ly the hand brake as firm ly as possible.
The mechanical hand brake acts on the
brak es on the rear wheels. It eng ages
automatically when app lied.
To release the hand brake pull the lev er up
slightly , press the ratchet knob, and fully
lower the lever.
9 Warning
If the control indicator illuminates when
the hand brake is not ap plied: Stop.
Interrupt y our journey immediately.
C onsult a w orkshop. We recommend your
Vauxhall Authorised R epairer.
Pi cture no: 12949h.tif
Brak e system control i ndicat or R
The c ontrol indicator illumina tes when the
ignition is switched on if the hand brake is
applied or if the brak e fluid level is too low.
Brake fluid lev el - see pa ge 136.
Illuminated together with the control
indicator for the Anti-lock Brake
Sy stem u : the braking force on the rear
wheels is not being regulated. The vehicle
may swerve during braking. Have the
cause of the fault remedied. We
rec om mend that you consult your
Vauxhall Authorised R epairer.
Anti-lock brake system (ABS u ) 3
ABS continually monitors the brake sy stem
and p revents the wheels from lock ing
regardless of the type of road surface or
tyre grip.
It starts to regulate the braking pressure as
soon a s a wheel shows a tendency to lock.
The vehicle rema ins steerable, even in the
event of v ery heavy braking, for insta nce
on bends or when swerving to a void an
obstacle. Ev en in the c ase of full-on
brak ing, the ABS mak es it possible to drive
round an obstacle w ithout releasing the
brak es.
ABS control is mad e ap parent thoug h a
pulse in the brake pedal and the noise of
the regulation process.
9 Warning
9 Warnin g
For optimum b ra king, keep the brak e
pedal fully depressed throughout the
braking p rocess, despite the fac t that the
pedal is pulsating. Do not red uce the
pressure on the pedal.
If there is a fault in ABS, the wheels may
be subject to locking due to braking that
is heavier tha n normal. The ad vantages
of AB S are no longer opera tional. The
vehicle can no longer b e steered and may
Do not let this special safety feature
tempt y ou into taking risks when driving.
Y ou can continue driving, provided y ou
drive with care and anticipation.
Traffic safety can only be achieved by
adopting a responsib le driving style.
Pict ure no: 12950h.tif
Control i nd icator u for ABS
When the ignition is switched on, the
control indicator illuminates for a few
second s w hile the system performs a selfcheck, which m ay be audible. The system is
ready for operation when the control
indica tor goes out.
If the control indicator does not go out
after a few sec onds, or if it illuminates while
driving, there is a fault in the ABS . The
brake sy stem rem ains operational without
AB S reg ulation.
Hav e the cause of the fa ult remedied. We
recommend that y ou consult y our Vauxhall
Authorised Repa irer. The sy stem’s
integrated self-diagnostics allows faults to
be quickly remedied .
9 Warnin g
If the ABS control indicator illuminates
tog ether with the control indicator for the
brake system R, the braking force on the
rear wheels is not being regulated. The
vehicle m ay sw erve d uring braking. Hav e
the cause of the fault remedied . We
recommend that you consult your
Vauxhall Authorised Repairer.
Wheels, Tyres
Wheels, Tyres
See pag e 152 for suitable ty res and
Ty res fitted in the factory are adapted to
the chassis and provid e optimum driving
comfort and sa fety.
Changing tyre/wheel type
Before switching to different tyres or
wheels, seek advice on the technical
possibilities. We recommend that you
consult y our Va ux ha ll Authorised Repairer,
who will be able to advise y ou of any
necessary mod ifications.
Tyre pressure... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... . 97
Tyre condition, wheel cond ition ... ..... . 98
Winter tyres 3 . ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... . 100
Wheel covers 3 .... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... . 100
Tyre chains 3 .. ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... . 100
9 Warning
Use of unsuitab le tyres or wheels m ay
lead to accidents and render the vehicle
unroa dworthy .
Fitti ng new tyr es
Fit tyres in pa irs or in sets, which is even
better. Ensure tha t tyres on one axle are
z the same siz e
z the same design
z the same make
z and have the same tread pattern.
Fit directional tyres such that they roll in the
direction of trav el. The rolling direction is
indicated by a symbol (e.g. an arrow) on
the sidewall.
Tyres fitted opposing the rolling direction
(e.g. when a wheel is changed ) should be
refitted as soon as possible. This is the only
way to benefit fully from the d esign
properties of the tyres.
9 Warnin g
We recom mend that you have your ty res
chang ed b y y our Vauxhall Authorised
Repairer, who will b e familiar w ith the
requirem ents of the law a s regards
disposal of tyres and can thus help to
protect the environm ent and y our health.
Wheels, Tyres
Some brands of tyres have a beaded edge
for alloy wheels to protect against
dam age. If wheel covers a re used on steel
wheels with bead ed-edge tyres, the
follow ing requirem ents must be fulfilled:
z Use of wheel trims and tyres that
approved by Vauxhall for the vehicle in
question and thereby fulfil all
requirements for the wheel and tyre
com bination.
z If the wheel covers and tyres used are
not Vauxhall-approved, the tyres m ust
not have a bead ed edge.
9 Warning
Use of unsuitable tyres or wheel covers
could lead to sudden pressure loss and
thereby accidents.
Pict ure no: 13484h.tif
Tyre pressure
Check tyre pressures, inc luding the spare
wheel, at least every 14 days and prior to
any long journey; the tyres should be
checked when cold. Don’t forget to check
the spare.
For tyre pressures refer to page 152 and
the adhesive label on the left-side front
door frame. After changing tyre sizes, have
the label replac ed.
Do not reduce ty re pressure when the tyres
are wa rm. O therwise the pressure may
drop b elow the perm issible minimum when
the tyres cool down.
Sec urely retig hten valve caps after
checking the tyre pressures.
Pict ure no: 9358T.tif
Incorrect inflation pressures will impair
safety, vehicle handling, comfort and fuel
econom y and w ill increase tyre wear.
If the pressure is too low , this can result in
consid erable tyre warm-up and interna l
dam age, lead ing to tread separation and
even to ty re blow-out at high speeds.
Hidd en tyre dama ge is not elim inated by
adjusting inflation pressure.
9 Warnin g
Incorrect ty re pressure could lead to a flat
Wheels, Tyres
Check tyres regularly for dama ge (foreign
bodies, punctures, cuts, crack s, bulg es in
sidewalls). Chec k wheels for damage. In
the event of dam age or abnorm al wear,
consult a workshop. We recommend your
Vauxhall Authorised Repairer.
9 Warning
Dama ge m ay lead to ty re blow-out.
Pict ure no: 15941s.t if
Tyre condition, wheel condition
Drive over edges slowly and at a rig ht
angle if p ossible. Driving ov er sha rp edges
can lead to hidden ty re damage a nd wheel
dam age which is only noticed later on.
When pa rk ing, ensure that the tyres a re not
pressed against the ed ge of the kerb .
Picture no: 6456U.tif
Tread d ep th
C heck tread depth regularly.
If w ear in the front is greater than that in
the rear, m ov e the rear wheels to the front
ax le and vice versa.
C orrect tyre pressure.
For reasons of safety , tyres should be
replaced when their tread depth has worn
down to 2 to 3 mm (winter tyres: 4 mm).
Wheels, Tyres
General i nformati on
z The danger of aq uap laning is greater if
the ty res are worn.
z Tyres age, even if they a re used only very
little or not at all. A spare wheel which
has not b een used for six years should be
used only in emergencies; drive slowly
when using suc h ty res.
z Never fit used tyres the prev ious history
and use of w hich y ou do not know.
z So as not to im pair brake cooling , use
only wheel trims app rov ed for use on
your vehicle.
Picture no: 6457U.tif
The legally permissible minimum tread
depth (1.6 m m) has been reached when
the tread has worn down as far as one of
the w ear indicators (TWI 1 )). A number of
wear indicators a re spaced at equal
intervals around the ty re within the tread.
Their position is indicated by markings on
the ty re sidewall.
TWI = T rea d Wea r Ind ica to r.
Tyre d esigna tions
Meaning s:
e.g. 155/65 R 14 75 S
155 = Tyre width in mm
65 = Aspect ratio
(ty re height to tyre width in %)
= Belt ty pe: Radial
14 = Wheel d ia meter in inches
75 = Load ind ex
Ex. 75 = 390 kg
= Speed cod e
S peed code letters:
Wheels, Tyres
Winter tyres 3
Information on fitting new tyres – see
page 96.
See page 152 for restric tions.
Winter tyres im prove safety at
tem peratures below 7 °C and should
therefore be fitted on all the wheels.
Wheel covers
If the wheel trims and ty res used are not
Vauxhall-app rov ed, make sure that the
tyres do not have a b eaded edge – see
page 96.
The d esign of summ er tyres mea ns they
have limited qualities for winter driving.
If the maxim um perm issible speed for the
winter ty res is less than that of the vehicle,
a notice ind icating the ma ximum
permissible speed for the tyres must be
affixed within the driver’s field of v ision 1).
If y ou use the spare wheel when it is fitted
with a summer tyre, the v ehicle’ s
driveability may be affected, espec ia lly on
slip pery roa d surfaces. Ob ta in a
rep la cement for the faulty ty re as soon a s
possible, and hav e the wheel balanced
and fitted to the v ehicle.
Pict ure no: 6459u.tif
Tyre chains
S ee page 152 for restrictions.
Tyre chains are permitted on the front
wheels. They must be fitted to the ty res
symm etrically in order to achiev e a
concentric fit.
Use fine mesh chains. See page 152.
We recommend that you consult your
Vauxhall Authorised Repairer.
Va ries fro m country to country o n account of
nationa l regula tions .
Wheels, Tyres
Wheel trim on steel wheels could come into
contact with parts of the chain and be
dam aged. Rem ove the wheel trim – see
page 114.
Tyre chains m ay only be used at speed s up
to 30 mph and, when travelling on road s
that are free of snow, they may be used for
brief periods only since they are subject to
rapid w ear on a hard road and may snap.
Tem porary sp are wheel 3
Ty re c hains must not be used on the
temporary spa re wheel. I f you need to use
tyre c hains after suffering a flat front tyre,
fit the tem pora ry spare on the rear axle
and transfer one of the rear wheels to the
front ax le.
For notes on the temporary spare wheel –
see p age 111.
Wheel changing – see page 114.
Correcting tyre pressure – see
pages 97, 152.
Roof racks, caravan and trailer towing
Roof racks,
caravan and trailer
9 Warning
Disregard of these notes can lead to
injuries whic h may be fatal. Vehicle
passengers should be informed
Roof racks 3
For reasons of safety and to av oid
dam aging the roof, w e recommend tha t
y ou use the Vaux hall roof ra ck system
app rov ed for y our v ehicle. Consult y our
Vauxhall Authorised Repairer.
Fasten the roof rack following the
instructions that accompany the system.
Driving hints – see page 82.
Towing eq uipm ent 3 .... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Ca ra van/trailer loa ds ... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Coupling socket loa d.... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Rear axle load during towing ... .... ..... .
Tyre pressure... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Driving characteristics, towing tips ... .
Starting on inclines .. ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Roof racks, caravan and trailer towin g
Use only towing equipment tha t has b een
approved for y our vehicle. We recommend
entrusting the retrofitting of tow ing
equipm ent to y our Vauxhall Authorised
Repairer, who will advise y ou on any
possible towed load increases. Your
Vauxhall Authorised Repairer ha s
instructions on how to install the towing
equipm ent and m ake any necessary
changes to the vehicle that affect the
cooling sy stem, heat shields or other
equipm ent.
Caravan/trailer loads 1)
Mounting dimensions of towing eq uipm ent
– see pa ge 157.
The permissible caravan/trailer loads for
your vehicle are given in the vehicle
docum ents. Unless otherwise stated, they
are v alid for gradients up to ma x. 12 %.
Towing equipment
The permissible caravan/trailer loads are
vehicle-dependent and eng ine-dependent
maximum values which must not be
exc eeded. The actual c aravan/trailer load
is the difference between the actual g ross
weight of the caravan/trailer and the
actual coupling socket load w ith the
caravan/trailer coupled. When the
caravan/trailer load is being checked,
therefore, only the carava n/trailer wheels –
and not the jockey wheel – must be
standing on the weighing app aratus.
The permissible caravan/trailer load should
be fully utilised only by d riv ers who are
adeq uately experienced in towing large or
heavy caravans/trailers.
Obs erve na tiona l reg ula tio ns.
The permitted carava n and trailer load
app lies up to the specified incline and up to
an altitud e of 1000 metres above sea level.
S ince engine power decreases as altitud e
increa ses b ecause of the air becoming
thinner, therefore reducing climb ing ability,
the permitted towing weight also
decreases by 10 % for every 1000 metres of
add itional altitude commenced. The
towing weight d oes not have to be reduc ed
when driving on roads with slight inclines
(less than 8%, e. g. motorways).
The actual caravan/trailer load p lus the
actual g ross weight of the towing vehicle
must not ex ceed the maximum permitted
towing weight. For exa mple, if the
permitted gross vehicle weight is utilised,
the trailer/carav an load must only be used
until the ma ximum permitted towing
weight is reached . The maximum
permitted towing weight is shown on the
identification plate, see page 144.
Roof racks, caravan and trailer towing
Coupling so cket load
Driving characteristics, towing
The c oupling socket load is the load
exerted by the trailer/caravan on the
coupling ball. It can b e varied by changing
the w eight distribution when loa ding the
In the ca se of trailers/caravans with brake,
attach break away stopping cable to eye at
the side on the coupling ba ll bar.
Before attaching the trailer/carav an,
lubricate the ball of the trailer/caravan
towing device. However, do not lubricate
the ball if a stabiliser, w hich a cts on the
coupling ball, is b eing used to d amp
The ma ximum permissible coup ling socket
load (35 kg) for the towing vehicle is stated
on the type plate of the towing equipment
and in the vehicle documents. Alway s aim
for this. The coupling load should nev er be
less than 25 k g.
When mea suring the coup ling socket load,
mak e sure that the drawbar of the loa ded
trailer/caravan is at the sa me height as it
will be when the trailer/caravan is coupled
with the towing vehicle load ed. Particularly
important for trailers/carav ans w ith
tandem axle.
Rear axle load during to wing
When the caravan/trailer is coupled and
the towing v ehicle fully loaded (including
all occupants), the p ermissible rea r axle
load (see identifica tion plate, page 144, or
vehic le documents) ma y be exceeded by
15 kg and the perm issible gross vehicle
weight by 27 kg . I f the perm issible rear axle
load is ex ceeded , a m aximum speed of 50
mph (80 km/h) applies. I f na tional
reg ulations specify a lower m aximum
speed for vehicles towing a caravan/tra iler,
this must be observed.
Picture no: 9358t.tif
Tyre pressure
Increase the tyre pressure on the towing
vehicle to the v alue specified for a full load
– see page 152. Also check the p ressure of
the spare wheel and carava n/trailer
C heck c aravan/trailer lighting before
starting to drive. The fog tail lig hts on the
vehicle a re deactivated when towing a
carav an or trailer.
Trailers with LED turn signals m ust have a
provision enables light m onitoring for
comm ercial bulbs.
Turn signal control indicator – see page 19.
Roof racks, caravan and trailer towin g
Handling is greatly influenced by the
loading of the trailer/carav an. Loads
should therefore be secured so that they
cannot slip and be placed in the c entre of
the trailer/carav an if possible, i.e. above
the a xle.
In the case of trailers/c aravans with low
direc tional stability, a speed of 50 mph
(80 k m/h) should not be exceed ed; the use
of a stabilizer which functions acc ording to
the friction principle is strongly
recom mended.
Do not drive faster tha n 50 mph (80 km/h)
if possible, even in c ountries where higher
speeds are p ermitted .
Make sure that y ou hav e enough room
when c ornering and avoid sudden
manoeuv res.
If the tra iler/ca ra van starts to sway , drive
more slowly, do not attem pt to correct the
steering and brake sharply if necessary.
If it is nec essary to apply the brak es fully ,
depress the brake pedal as hard a s
Remem ber that the braking distance for
vehic les towing caravans/trailers w ith a nd
without brake is a lways grea ter than that
for vehicles not towing a caravan/trailer.
When driving downhill, towing a cara van/
tra iler subjects the b rakes to a heavier load
than normal. For this reason, select the
sam e gea r as when driving uphill and drive
at a similar speed.
The cooling fan is electrically operated. Its
cooling p ow er is therefore independent of
the engine speed.
Since a considerable amount of heat is
genera ted at high engine speeds and less
at slower speeds, do not shift d ow n when
climbing hills whilst the v ehicle is still coping
with the gradient in the higher g ear.
Diesel engine: O n gradients of 10 % or
more, do not drive fa ster tha n 20 mph
(30 km/h) in 1st gear or 30 mph (50 k m/h)
in 2nd g ear.
Picture no: 11804h.tif
Starting o n inclines
The most fav ourable eng ine speed when
starting off on a n incline is between 2500
and 3000 rpm for petrol eng ines and
between 2000 and 2500 rpm for diesel
eng ines. Hold engine rpm constant, ease
the clutch out grad ually , release b ra ke –
and open throttle. If p ossible, the engine
speed should not d rop during this
Before starting off under ex treme
conditions (high combination weight,
mountainous terrain w ith steep inclines),
switch off all unnecessary electrical loads
(e.g. heated rear window, air conditioning
system 3).
9 Warning
Disregard of these notes can lead to
injuries whic h may be fatal. Vehicle
passengers should be informed
Starting the engine with jum p leads 3
Towing the v ehicle... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Towing service ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Towing another vehicle.... ..... .... .... ..... .
First-aid k it (c ushion) + 3 and
warning tria ngle ¨ 3 .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Vehicle tools .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Spa re wheel. .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Jac k . .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Changing wheels . .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Electrical system .. .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Fuses ... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Bulb replacem ent .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Halogen headlight system .... .... .... ..... .
Tail lights . .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Additional brake light 3 .. ..... .... .... ..... .
Numb er plate light .. ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Courtesy lig ht .. ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Do not sta rt wit h quick charger
This prevents d amage to electronic
Do not sta rt by
pushing or towing
Because your vehicle is fitted with a
cataly tic converter, it must not be started
by pushing or towing – see page 88.
The v ehicle can only be started using jum p
leads – see follow ing page.
z Use auxiliary battery with sam e v olta ge
(12 volts). Its capacity (Ah) m ust not be
considera bly less than that of the
discharged ba ttery. Voltage and
capacity information can be found on
the batteries.
Starting the en gine with jump
leads 3
A vehicle with a discharged battery can be
started using jump lead s and the battery of
another vehicle.
9 Warning
z Use jump leads with insulated terminals
and a cross section of at least 16 mm2 .
This must be d one with extreme care. Any
deviation from the following instructions
could lead to personal injury or d amage
resulting from ba ttery explosion, as well
as to dam age to the electrical systems in
both v ehicles.
z Do not disconnect the discharged
battery from the vehicle.
z Switch off all unnecessary electrical
z Do not lean over the ba ttery during jump
z Never ex pose the b attery to nak ed
flames or spark s.
z Do not allow the terminals of one lead to
touch those of the other lead .
z A discharged battery can freeze at
temperatures below 0° C or as high as
0° C . Defrost the ba ttery b efore
connecting jump leads.
z Do not touch the vehicles while jump
z Do not allow battery fluid to come into
contact with eyes, skin, fa bric s or
painted surfaces. The fluid contains
sulp huric ac id which can cause injuries
and d amage in the event of d irect
z Wear eye protec tion and protective
clothing when handling a b attery.
z Apply hand b ra ke. Transmission in
z Do not connect leads to negative
term inal of discharged battery!
z The connection p oint should be as far
away from the discharged battery as
z Route the lead s so that they cannot
catch on rotating parts in the engine
compa rtm ent.
z Start the engine of the vehicle providing
the jump start.
z After 5 minutes, start the other engine.
Start attempts should b e m ade at
intervals of 1 m inute and should not la st
longer than 15 seconds.
Connect the lea ds in the order shown in the
1. Connect one end of the first jump lead to
the positiv e terminal 1 of the battery
prov iding the jump start (identified by
"+" sign on battery case or terminal).
2. Connect the other end of this lea d to the
positive terminal 2 of the discharged
battery (" +" sign).
3. Connect the first end of the other jump
lead to the negativ e terminal 3 of the
battery prov iding the start ("–" sign).
4. Connect the other end of the second
jump lead 4 to ground on the other
vehicle, e. g. engine block or screw
connection in the engine suspension.
z After starting, allow both engines to idle
for approx. 3 minutes with the leads
z In order to avoid excess v oltage in the
electrical system, before remov ing a
lead, switch on an electrical consum er
(e. g. light, heated rear window) in the
vehicle receiving the jump start.
z Reverse above sequence ex actly when
rem oving lead s.
Towing the vehicle
The towing eye is located behind a flap. To
open, release the fla p at the bottom and
pull downward. To close, position the flap
at the top and engage at the bottom.
Attach a tow rop e 3 – or better still a tow
rod 3 – to the towing ey e.
The tow ing eye is only to be used for
towing, not for rec ov ery.
Switch on ignition to release steering
column lock and to permit operation of
brake lights, horn a nd windscreen w ip ers.
Manual transm ission in neutra l.
Drive slowly . Do not drive jerkily . Ex cessive
tractive forc e ca n damage the vehicle.
9 Warning
Significa ntly greater force is required for
braking: the brake servo unit is only
op erational when the engine is running.
Considerably g reater steering force is
necessary since this unit is operative only
when the engine is running.
To prev ent the entry of exhaust fumes from
the towing vehic le, switch on the air
recirculation sy stem and close the
wind ow s.
Consult a work shop. We recom mend y our
Vauxhall Authorised Repairer, w ho w ill
serve you best to get your vehicle ba ck on
the road.
Towing service
Entrust y our v ehicle only to the towing
service of your choice and obta in a n
estimate of towing costs before employing
any towing service. In this way you avoid
unnec essary costs and p ossible insura nce
prob lems during claim proc essing.
another vehicle
Towing eye at rea r in centre, below the
Attach tow rope 3 – or, better still, tow
rod 3 – to the towing ey e, never to the rear
ax le.
Drive off slowly and avoid jerky
mov ements. Imperm issible trac tiv e forces
could da mage the vehicles.
Not es on load ing
see page 48.
First-aid kit (cushion) + 3
an d warning triangle ¨ 3
Stow the first-aid kit (cushion) in the
storag e net 3 on the rig ht side panel of the
luggage compartment.
The warning triangle is stowed in a recess
on the rear panel under the luggage
compartment floor covering .
To raise the floor c ov ering, first rem ov e the
storage box 3 – see pa ge 45. Unclip the
floor covering and fold it forwards – see
next pa ge.
To close the comp artment fold down the
floor c ov ering, insert it in the rec esses at the
rear and clip it into place – see nex t page.
Refit storag e box 3.
When loa ding the vehicle, always ma ke
sure the first-aid kit is accessible.
Vehicle tools
The v ehicle tools have been specia lly
developed for your vehicle and should only
be used for such.
The vehicle tools are stowed in the luggage
compartment und er a floor cover. To raise
the floor cover, first remove the
storag e box 3, see page 45. Raise the floor
The vehic le tools are stowed betw een the
ja ck and the rear panel of the lugg age
To close the comp artment fold down the
floor c ov ering, insert it in the rec esses at the
rear and clip it into place. Refit
storage box 3.
Spare wheel
The spare wheel is stowed in the lug gage
compa rtm ent under a floor c ov er and is
secured by a wing nut. To open the floor
cover, first remove the storage box 3 (see
pag e 45). Raise the floor c ov er.
Release wing nut and rem ov e.
C ha nge the wheel. Stow the replac ed
wheel in the vehicle and secure it in place.
Fold down the floor cover and insert it in
the recesses at the rear. Refit the
stora ge b ox 3.
Genera l informa tion
O n vehicles w ith a lloy wheels 3 the spare
wheel may have a steel rim.
If y ou use winter tyres 3, the spare wheel
may still be fitted with a summer tyre. I f you
use the spare wheel the vehicle’s ha nd ling
may be altered. O btain a replacement for
the faulty tyre a s soon as possible, and
have the wheel b alanc ed a nd fitted to the
vehic le.
The spare wheel may hav e a sm aller tyre
and a smaller rim than the wheels m ounted
on the vehicle 1 ): Using the spare wheel
may alter vehicle handling. H ave the
defectiv e tyre replac ed as soon as possible,
balance the wheel and ha ve it mounted on
the vehicle.
Not es on di rect ional tyres 3
Direc tional ty res only provide max imum
performa nc e w hen they are mounted in the
correc t direction of rotation. If the ty res or
spare wheel must be m ounted opposing
the specified direction of rota tion (e.g.
after chang ing a flat tyre), observe the
following :
z Vehic le handling may cha ng e. Ha ve the
defective ty re replaced as soon as
possible, and have the wheel balanced
and mounted on the vehicle.
z Do not drive faster than 50 mph
(80 km /h).
z Be especially careful when driving in rain
and snow.
Further information on directional ty res see page 96.
Coun try-sp ecific version : T he sp are wheel is
on ly to be u sed a s a temp orary spa re w heel.
The jack is secured b y a brac ket in front of
the rea r panel of the luggage
compartment. Turn the threaded rod to
relea se the jack and then remove it.
To refit the ja ck, position it und erneath the
bracket and secure it by turning the
threaded rod.
Replace the spare wheel, fold d ow n the
floor cover, insert it in the recesses at the
rear, see previous page. Refit storage
box 3 .
The jac k has been specially dev eloped for
your vehicle and should only be used for
suc h. The ja ck is only suita ble for use w hen
changing wheels.
The jac k is stowed in the lugg age
compartment under a floor cover. To open
the floor cover, first remove the
storag e box 3 (see page 45). Raise the
floor cover.
Taking out the spare wheel – see pa ge 111.
Changing wheels
To ensure y our safety , ma ke the following
preparations and observ e the following
inform ation w hen changing wheels:
z Park the vehicle on a level, firm and nonskid surface.
z Switch on the haza rd warning lights,
apply the hand brake, engage 1st gear
or reverse.
z Correctly set up the w arning triangle.
Warning triangle – see page 110.
z Ta ke the spare w heel from the luggage
com partment.
z Before raising the v ehicle, set the front
wheels to the straight-ahead position.
z Slacken the wheel bolts one half turn
before raising the vehicle, but do not
totally unscrew the bolts.
z Nev er change more than one wheel at
z Block the wheel diagonally op posite the
wheel to be changed by placing wedge
blocks or equiv alent in front a nd behind
the wheel.
z Use the jack only to chang e wheels.
z If the ground on which the vehicle is
standing is soft, a solid board (max. 1 cm
thick) should b e pla ced under the jack .
Using a thicker b oard c ould dam age the
jack and the v ehicle.
z No people or a nima ls m ay be in the
vehicle when it is jack ed up.
z Never cra wl und er a ja cked-up vehicle.
z Do not start or run the engine while the
vehicle is on the jack.
z Fully tighten the wheel bolts after
low ering the vehicle.
1. Prise off the wheel cover 3 with the flat
end of the crank from the v ehicle tools.
Vehicle tools – see page 111.
Alloy w heels 3: Disengage the wheel bolt
caps with a screw driver and remove from
the wheel bolts. Protect the wheel b y
inserting a soft cloth b etween the
screwdriv er and a lloy wheel.
Alloy wheels with anti-theft lock 3: Release
the hub cap using the key found in the
vehicle tools or in the glove compa rtm ent
and remove it.
2. Slacken wheel bolts using a w heel b olt
socket wrench, putting socket wrenc h on
as far as it will go.
3. Locators at the front and rear on the
vehicle underb od y – each b etween two
mark ings – indicate the points w here the
jack is to b e attac hed.
4. Before positioning the jack, set it to the
necessary height by rotating the eye by
ha nd . Position the jac k at the front or
rear so that the jac k claw spans the
vertical b ase betw een the markings and
grips in the rec ess in the vertica l base.
Make sure it is properly positioned.
The jack base m ust be on the ground
directly below the jacking point in a
manner that prevents it from slipping.
10. Align and refit w heel cov er 3 .
Before refitting the wheel cov er clean
the w heel a round the retaining clips.
Valve symb ol 3 on ba ck of w heel cover
must point tow ards valve on wheel.
Alloy wheels 3: Fit the wheel bolt
caps 3 onto the wheel bolts.
Alloy wheels with anti-theft lock 3
Insert pin on back of hub cap into
corresponding hole in wheel. Insert and
tighten anti-theft lock 3 .
Attach the crank in the hole in the
threaded rod and fit the ey e of the wheel
bolt wrench on the cra nk .
5. Unscrew wheel bolts a nd put somewhere
where the threads will not be soiled.
Raise vehic le by turning cra nk .
6. C hange the wheel. For further
inform ation – see pages 96, 111, 114.
If this is not the case, carefully low er the
vehicle immediately and rep osition the
ja ck.
7. Sc rew in wheel bolts and tig hten slightly,
inserting the wheel bolt wrench as far a s
the stop.
8. Lower v ehicle.
9. Tighten wheel bolts crosswise, putting on
wheel bolt wrench as far as possible.
11. Stow a way replaced wheel, tools and
warning triangle in the luggage
12. Check the pressure of the new ly
mounted ty re. Correct if necessa ry .
13. Have the tightening torque of the wheel
bolts on the new wheel checked on the
vehicle using a torque wrench as soon
as possib le and , if necessary, corrected.
Tightening torque – see page 152.
14. Replace the faulty tyre on the wheel
that was rem oved.
Electrical system
9 Warning
Elec tronic ignition system s generate very
high v oltag es. Do not touch the ignition
system ; high voltage can be fatal.
Fuse box
Depend ing on engine v ariant, the v ehicle
ha s three fuse box es: one in the passenger
compartment below the dashb oa rd on the
driver’s side and two 3 on the left side of
the engine compartment.
To open the fuse box in the passenger
compa rtm ent, press the tab on the cov er
and remove the c ov er. The assignment
numbers of the fuses are shown on the
insid e of the cover.
Before rep la cing a fuse, turn off the
respective switch a nd the ignition.
It is a good idea to carry a complete set of
fuses, availab le from any Va ux ha ll
Authorised Repa irer.
Store spa re fuses 3 in the place provided
on the inside of the cover.
To help in replacing fuses, there is a spec ia l
fuse-gripping tool in the fuse box (shown in
yellow in illustra tion).
A defective fuse can b e recogniz ed by its
melted wire. A new fuse should only be
insta lled after the cause of the troub le has
been rectified.
O nly fuses of the sp ecified rating should b e
insta lled. The rating is given on each fuse
and c an also be identified by the fuse
Pink (Maxi-Fuse)
Yellow (Maxi-Fuse)
Black (Max i-Fuse)
10 A
15 A
20 A
25 A
30 A
60 A
80 A
No. Circuit
Fuses and the m ost importan t
circuits they protect
Fuse box in pa ssenger compa rtment
No. Ci rcuit
1 Fog tail lights
2 Brake light
3 Electronic immobiliser,
infotainment sy stem,
courtesy light
10 A
15 A
15 A
Rat ing
4 Heated rear window
5 Central lock ing sy stem
15 A
20 A
6 Hazard w arning lights
7 Air conditioning system
10 A
10 A
8 Ta il light
9 Courtesy light,
10 A
15 A
10 Central lock ing sy stem,
exterior mirrors
15 A
11 Electric windows
12 Airba g system
30 A
15 A
13 Immobilizer,
power steering (EPS),
air conditioning system
15 A
No. C ircuit
14 C entral locking system,
10 A
turn signal lig hts,
reverse lig hts,
hea dlight rang e ad justment
15 Instrum ents
16 Windscreen w ip ers,
windscreen washer system
17 ABS
10 A
15 A
18 Eng ine electronic s
19 C igarette lighter,
acc essory socket
20 C entral locking system,
exterior mirrors,
infotainm ent system,
control ind icators,
cigarette lighter,
acc essory socket.
15 A
15 A
21 Heater fan,
hea ted rear window,
air conditioning sy stem
25 A
10 A
15 A
Eng ine compar tment fuse box b elow
wi nd sc reen
To open, press lug s a t sides and lift cover.
No. Ci rcuit
60 A
2 Cooling fan
3 Power steering (EPS)
30 A
30 A
4 Starter
5 Lighting,
infotainment sy stem
60 A
60 A
No. Circuit
6 Alternator:
petrol engine
7 Dip ped beam (right),
main beam (right)
8 Instruments,
control indicators,
dipped bea m (left),
main beam (left)
Rat ing
80 A
No. C ircuit
9 Rad ia tor fan,
fuel injection system :
petrol engine
20 A
30 A
15 A
15 A
10 Fog lights
11 Horn
15 A
15 A
12 –
Bulb replacement
Before replacing a bulb, switch ignition off
and switc h relev ant switch off.
Only hold new bulb at base! Do not touch
the bulb glass with bare hands, otherwise
fingerprints on the g lass evaporate.
Residue b uilds up on the reflector
eventually resulting in a dull reflector.
Inadvertently stained bulbs ma y be
cleaned w ith a clean non-fluffy cloth, using
alcohol or w hite spirits.
Eng ine compar tment fuse box a bove
bat tery
To open, pull off the cover upwards.
No. Circuit
1 –
Rat ing
2 –
3 Preheating system (1)
80 A
4 5 –
The rep la cement bulb must be in
accordance with the data on the base of
the defective bulb. Do not exceed w attage
given on bulb base.
Hea dlight aiming
We rec om mend that headlight aiming b e
carried out by your Vauxhall Authorised
Repairer, who w ill have sp ecial equip ment.
When adjusting hea dlights, headlight
ra ng e ad justment m ust be set to 0.
Halogen headlight system
Dipp ed and m ain beam
1. Open bonnet and engage support.
2. Detach plug connector from bulb base.
3. Remov e headlight protective cover.
4. Disenga ge spring wire clip from reta ining
lugs by moving it sideways and swivel it
downw ards.
5. Remove bulb from reflector housing.
6. When fitting a new b ulb, eng age the lugs
in the recesses on the reflec tor w ithout
touching the glass.
7. Engage sp ring w ire clip. Plac e hea dlight
protective cover in position and close
cov er. Plug connector onto bulb b ase.
Pa rking lights
1. O pen bonnet and engag e support.
3. Diseng age bulb hold er from reflector
housing .
2. Rotate bulb holder to left and
4. Remov e bulb from holder.
5. Insert new b ulb, without touching the
6. Insert bulb holder in reflector housing
and enga ge b y turning cloc kwise.
Front indic ator lig hts
1. Open bonnet and engage support.
3. Disengage bulb holder from reflector
2. Rotate bulb holder to right and
diseng age.
4. Push bulb into holder a little, rotate left
and remove.
1. Remov e both screw s between bulb
housing and tailgate seal using
screwdriver from vehicle tool kit.
5. Insert new bulb, without touc hing the
2. Pull b ulb housing to rear so that it
disengages from the locking elements.
6. Insert bulb holder in reflector housing
and engage by turning anti-clockwise.
Tail lights
Additional brake light
We recommend that you have bulbs
changed by a Vauxhall Authorised
3. Rotate the bulb hold er anti-clockwise
and pull out of the bulb housing.
Bulb sequence from top to bottom:
Ta il light/brake light
Turn signal light
Fog tail light (right-hand sid e)
Reverse light (left-hand side).
4. Push b ulb into bulb hold er a little, rotate
left and remove.
5. Push new b ulb into b ulb holder a little,
rotate right and eng age. Do not touch
the bulb glass.
6. Insert bulb hold er in reflector housing
and engage by turning c lock wise.
7. Insert bulb housing into m ount with
fixing pin and secure with screw s.
Number plate light
1. Insert screwdriver vertically into number
plate light at right, rotate clockwise and
remove sp ring. Raise light insert on right
and lift out.
2. Depress protruding tongue a nd open
light housing.
3. Push bulb into bulb housing a little,
rotate left and remove.
4. Push new bulb into bulb housing a little,
rotate rig ht a nd engage. Do not touch
the bulb glass.
5. C lose numb er plate light, insert and
eng age in p osition.
Courtesy light
C lose doors or hold down c ontact switch
before remov ing lights so that they are not
1. Push lens to rea r and pull down to
remove, a s shown in the illustration.
Instrument ill um ination,
Informat ion displa y ill uminati on 3
We rec om mend that you have bulbs
cha ng ed b y a Vauxhall Authorised
2. Press bulb slightly towards spring clip
and remov e.
3. Insert new bulb, without touching the
4. Mount lens and engage in position.
If you have a problem
If you have a problem
The majority of areas of concern can be
quic kly resolved in this way.
Should you wish to pursue the matter
further, the Principal of the Vauxhall
Authorised Repairer should be made
aware of your concern. It is ad visab le in
cases such as this to write to him to confirm
your problem and the solutions that have
been offered.
In our ex perience the m ost comm on ca use
of all comp la ints is the result of
misundersta nding or la ck of
communication between the customer and
the Vauxhall Authorised Rep airer.
We sincerely hope you will nev er have
cause to c om plain about your vehicle.
However, if things do g o wrong, the b est
course of action for you to take is to
contact your Vauxhall Authorised
Repairer’s Service Rec eption Staff and
explain the d ifficulty y ou are having. We
are confident they will do their utmost to
resolve the problem to y our comp lete
Sometimes, however, despite the b est of
intentions of all c oncerned,
misundersta ndings can occur. If your
problem has not been resolv ed to your
satisfaction, please mak e an app ointment
to discuss the matter with the Manager of
the d epartment concerned.
You can be assured the Authorised
Repairer’s Principal w ill only be too anxious
to fully inv estigate y our prob lems and
correct any errors m ade. After all, they
ha ve a large inv estment in their business
and are proud of their reputation and
professionalism and fully realises that
satisfied customers are their k ey to success.
In the unlikely ev ent that you are still not
ha ppy with the answer your Vauxhall
Authorised Repairer has given, or the
action prop osed to correct the problem ,
you may conta ct the C ustomer Care
Department 1) w here a team of Custom er
Care Consultants will spare no effort to
ensure your complete satisfa ction.
Va uxhall Motors Lt d.
Customer Ca re,
Griffin House,
Osborne Road,
Beds., LU1 3YT
Telep hone: 01582 427200
They will review all the facts inv olved. Then
if it is felt som e further action can be taken,
Calls ma y be mo nito red and recorded fo r
tra in in g p urp oses.
the Vauxhall Authorised Repairer will b e
adv ised accordingly. In any case, y our
contact will b e ac knowledged confirm ing
Vauxhall Motors’ position in the m atter.
If y ou are not satisfied with the outcome,
y ou ca n if you wish, seek advice from an
independent third p arty suc h as:
Autom obile Association (A. A. )
Fanum House,
Hants., R G21 2EA
Royal Autom obile Cl ub (R.A.C .),
R.A. C. M otoring S ervices Ltd.,
89-91 Pall Mall,
The Customer Relations Dep artment,
Soc iet y of Mot or Manufact ur ers and
Trad ers Ltd. (S .M.M. T.),
Forbes House, H alkin Street,
C ustomer Complaints Service,
Sc ottish Motor Tra de Associ ation,
(S. M.T.A.),
3 Palmerston Place,
The National Conciliation Serv ice,
Retai l Motor I ndust ry Federation,
9 North Street,
I f you hav e a problem w hilst ab road:The
S ervice Depa rtm ents of Adam O pel AG
and General M otors branches every where
will provid e information and assistance:
If yo u have a problem
O pel Austria Vertriebs GmbH
Groß-Enzersdorfer S tr. 59
1220 Vi enna – Austria
Tel. 00 43 1-2 88 77 444 or
00 43-1-2 88 77 0
Bahnhofsp la tz 1
65423 Rüsselsheim – Germ any
Tel. 00 49-61 42-77 50 00 or
00 49-61 42-7 70
O pel Belgium N. V.
Prins Boudewijnlaa n 30
2550 Konti ch – Belgium
Tel. 00 32-34 50 63 11
General Motors Hellas S.A.
56 K ifisias Avenue & Delfon str.
Am arousion
151 25 Athens – Greece
Tel. 00 30-1-6 80 65 01
O pel C & S spol. s. r. o.
Na Pank ráci 26
140 00 Pra gue 4 – Czech R epub lic
Tel. 00 420-2-61 21-88 21
General Motors Da nm ark
Jaegersborg Alle 4
2920 Charlot tenl und – Denmark
Tel. 00 45-39 97 85 00
Vauxhall Motors Ltd.
Customer C are
Griffin H ouse, Osborne Road
Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 3YT – Eng land
Tel. 00 44-15 82-42 72 00
General Motors Finland O y
Pajuniity ntie 5
00320 Helsink i – Finland
Tel. Helsinki 00 358-61 58 81
General Motors France
1 – 9, avenue du Marais
Angle Q uai de Bezons
95101 Ar gent euil Cedex – Franc e
Tel. 00 33-1-34 26 30 00
Opel Southeast Europe Ltd .
Szabad sag utc a 117
2040 Buda örs – Hungary
Tel. 00 36-23 446 100
General Motors India
Sixth Floor, Tow er A
Glob al Business Park
Mehrauli – Gurgaon Road
Gurgaon 122 022, Ha ryana – Indi a
Tel. 00 91-124 280 3333
Opel Irela nd Ltd.
Opel House, Unit 60, Heather Road
Sandyford, Dubli n 18 – I rel and
Tel. 00 353-1-216 10 00
General Motors Italia S rl
Piaz zale dell’Industria 40
00144 Rome – I taly
Tel. 00 39-6-5 46 51
Opel Nederland B.V.
Lage Mosten 49 – 63
4822 N K Breda – Netherlands
Tel. 00 31-76-5 44 88 00
General Motors Norge AS
K jeller-Vest 6
2027 Kj el ler – Norw ay
Tel. 00 47-23 50 01 04
General Motors Poland Sp. z o. o.
Domaniewsk a 41
06- 672 Wa rsa w – Pola nd
Tel. 00 48-22-606 17 00
General Motors Portugal
Q uinta da Fonte
Edific ío Fernão Magalhães, Piso 2
2780-190 Paço d’ Arcos – Portugal
Tel. 00 351-21 440 75 00
General Motors España S. L.
Paseo de la Castellana, 91
28046 Madrid – Sp ain
Tel. 00 34-902 25 00 25
S aab O pel Sverig e AB
Esboga ta n 8
164 74 Kista – Sw eden
Tel. 00 46-8-632 85 00
General Motors Suisse S.A.
S telzenstraße 4
8152 Glatt brugg – Swi tzerla nd
Tel. 00 41-44 828 28 80
O pel Türkiy e Ltd. S ti.
K emalp asa yolu üzeri
35861 Torb ali/Izmir – Turkey
Tel. 00 90-2 32-8 53-14 53
In Al bania, Bosnia -Her zegovi na ,
Bulga ria, C roatia , Macedonia ,
Rom ania, S lovenia and Yugosla via
please contact the Opel
S ervice Depa rtm ent in Budaörs – Hungary
Tel. 00 36-23 446 100
Maintenance, Inspection System
Inspection System
In order to guarantee econom ical and safe
vehicle operation and to m ainta in the
value of y our v ehicle, it is of vital
importanc e that all maintenance work is
carried out at the proper intervals as
specified b y Vauxhall.
The date for the nex t serv ice is determined
by time or kilometre/mileage interva ls –
whic hever is reached first.
InSP app ears in the trip odom eter display
after the ig nition is sw itc hed on when it is
tim e for servic ing: Have service work
carried out within one week or 300 miles
(500 k m). We recommend that y ou consult
your Vaux hall Authorised Repairer.
A note on safety .. .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Checking and topping up engine oil . .
Engine oil . .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Coolant .... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Coolant .... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Brake fluid ... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Wind screen wiper .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Wind screen wash system . ..... .... .... ..... .
Battery ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Protecting electronic components .... .
Vehicle decomm issioning. ..... .... .... ..... .
Vehicle recommissioning.. ..... .... .... ..... .
The service interval display takes account
of off-the-road p eriods during which the
battery is d isconnected.
Further inform ation on m aintenance and
the inspection sy stem can be found in the
service book let, w hich is in the glove
Picture no: 15218H.tif
Hav e m aintenance w ork – as well as
repairs to the bodywork and power units –
carried out by a professional. We
recommend your Vaux hall Authorised
Repairer, who is w ell acq uainted with
Vauxhall vehic les and in possession of the
spec ia l tools required and the respectiv e
latest service instructions from Vauxhall. In
order to avoid inva lid ation of any warranty
claim, it is especially important to entrust
work to a Vaux hall Authorised Repairer
during the warranty period. For further
inform ation, see the Service Booklet.
Mainten ance, Inspection System
Separ ate anti-cor rosion servi ce
Follow the intervals specified in the Service
Booklet. We recommend tha t you entrust
this work to your Vaux hall Authorised
Picture no: 6526u.tif
A note on safety
Alw ays switch ignition off w hen perform ing
checks in the engine c om partment
(e.g. checking the brake fluid lev el or the
engine oil level) due to risk of injury from
liv e c ables and rotating parts.
9 Warning
The cooling fan is controlled by a
thermoswitch and ca n therefore start
unexp ectedly even if the ignition is
switched off. Risk of injury.
Electronic ignition systems generate very
high voltages. Do not touch the ignition
system; hig h voltage can be fatal.
Picture no: 16191h.tif
N ever carry out any repairs or adjustment
and m aintenance work on the vehicle
y ourself. This especially applies to the
eng ine, chassis and safety parts. You may
unwittingly infringe the p rov isions of the
law and, by not performing the work
properly , endanger y ourself and other
road users.
Checking and topping u p engine
To aid identification, the engine oil filler
cap and the handle of the oil d ip stick are
coloured y ellow.
Maintenance, Inspection System
Pi cture no: 16192h.tif
Engine oil
Information on engine oils is available in
the S ervice Booklet.
Eng ine oi l level, engine oil consump tion
Ev ery engine consumes engine oil for
tec hnical reasons. The engine oil
consump tion cannot be assessed until a
fairly long distance has been driv en, a nd
may be a bove the specified value when the
vehic le is first b eing driven (run-in period ).
Frequent d riv ing at high revs increases
engine oil consumption.
In vehicles with engine oil lev el check 3, the
engine oil level is checked automatically. It
is particularly adv isable to check the
engine oil level before emb arking on a long
Pict ure no: 16193h.tif
Engine oil l ev el chec k,
topping up engine oil
The illustrations show chec king and
top ping up of various petrol and diesel
The oil lev el m ust be check ed with the
vehicle on a level surface and with the
engine (which m ust be at operating
temperature) switched off. Wait at least
5 minutes before c hecking the level to
allow the normal engine oil acc um ulation
in the engine to drain into the oil pan.
9 Warning
Do not allow the engine oil level to drop
below the m inimum level!
Picture no: 15155h.tif
To check the engine oil level, insert wiped
oil dipstick into handle as fa r as it will go.
Top engine oil up if the level has dropped
into the range of the top-up m ark MI N.
The engine oil level must not exceed the
upper mark MAX on the dipstick. Excess
eng ine oil must be drained off or extracted.
If the engine oil level is above the M AX
ma rk there is a risk of damage to the
eng ine or the catalytic converter.
The amount filled must be between the
MI N and MA X marks – see pag e 155.
9 Warnin g
It is the owner’s resp onsibility to ma intain
the correct lev el of an appropriate quality
oil in the engine.
Mainten ance, Inspection System
Pi cture no: 12068h.tif
Top up with the sam e b rand of engine oil
that was used d uring the prev ious oil
change, following the instructions in the
Service Booklet.
To close, position the ca p and sc rew it into
Ca pacities – see p age 155.
Pict ure no: 12951h.tif
Engine oil change, engine oil filter change
Change the oil at the disp la yed service
We rec om mend that you use genuine
Vauxhall engine oil filters.
Picture no: 15156h.tif
9 Warnin g
We recom mend that you entrust engine
oil and filter changes to a Va ux ha ll
Authorised Repairer, who will be fa miliar
with the requirements of the law as
regards disp osal of used oil and can thus
help to protect the environment a nd your
Maintenance, Inspection System
During operation the sy stem is pressurized.
The tempera ture may therefore rise briefly
to over 100 °C .
The g ly col-based c oolant provides
excellent corrosion protection for the
heating a nd cooling systems as well as
anti-freez e protection d ow n to -28 °C . It
rem ains in the cooling sy stem throughout
the y ear and need not be changed.
Certain anti-freezes can lea d to engine
dam age. We therefore recommend the use
of anti-freez es that have been approved
by Vaux hall.
9 Warning
Antifreeze is a d ang er to health; it must
therefore be k ept in the original conta iner
and out of the reach of children.
Picture no: 12952h.t if
Frost and c or rosi on p rotection
Before the sta rt of the cold weather season,
have the coolant checked for correct
concentration using a calibrated
hydrometer. We recom mend that you
consult your Vauxhall Authorised Repa irer.
The anti-freeze content must guarantee
frost protection down to approx. -28 °C . An
insufficient concentration will reduce frost
and corrosion protection. Add anti-freez e if
nec essary .
If c oolant loss is topped up with wa ter,
have anti-freeze c oncentration checked
and a dd anti-freeze if necessary.
Mainten ance, Inspection System
After topping up with tap or distilled wa ter,
have the anti-freeze concentration
checked , and anti-freeze added if
nec essary . Hav e the cause of the coolant
loss remedied. We recommend tha t you
consult y our Vauxhall Authorised Repairer.
To close, position the cap and screw it into
C ool ant temp era ture
If the temp erature g auge is in the upp er
warning zone, coolant temp erature is too
high. C heck the coolant level imm ediately.
Pi cture no: 12519h.tif
Coola nt level
Hardly any losses occur since the cooling
system is sealed and it is thus rarely
necessary to top up the c oolant.
The c oolant in the exp ansion tank should
be just abov e the marking KALT/CO LD or
between LO W and FU LL in diesel engines
with the c ooling system cold. It rises when
the engine has warmed up and drops
again as the engine cools. I f it falls b elow
the m arking KALT/CO LD or b elow LOW
during this, top up to just a bove the
marking KALT/C OLD or between LOW
and FULL.
Pict ure no: 16194h.tif
9 Warning
Allow engine to cool down before
rem oving coola nt filler cap . Rem ov e filler
cap carefully so that p ressure can escape
slow ly, otherwise there is a risk of
Top up anti-freeze. I f no anti-freeze is
available, top up w ith c lean tap water. If
tap water is unav ailable, distilled water
can be used.
z Coolant level too low:
Top up coolant. Pay attention to the
instructions giv en under "Anti-freeze and
corrosion protection" and " Coolant
level". Have the cause of coolant loss
remedied . We recommend that you
consult your Vauxhall Authorised
z Coolant level O K:
Have the c ause of inc reased coolant
temperature remed ied. Contact a
workshop. We rec om mend that you
consult your Vauxhall Authorised
Maintenance, Inspection System
Use of certain b ra ke fluids could lead to
damage or red uc ed b ra king effec t. Stay
well informed! We recommend the use of
Vauxhall-app rov ed high perform ance
brake fluid when necessary.
Extreme cleanliness is im porta nt as b rake
fluid c ontamination could cause b rake
sy stem malfunction.
After correcting the brake fluid level, have
the cause of brake fluid loss remedied . We
recommend that you consult your Vauxhall
Authorised Repairer.
Picture n o: 11252H.tif
Brake fluid
Brak e fluid level
9 Warning
Bra ke fluid is poisonous and corrosive. Do
not allow it to contac t ey es, skin, fabrics
or painted surfa ces. Direc t conta ct may
cause injuries a nd damage.
The fluid level in the reserv oir must b e
neither higher than the MAX m ark nor
lower than the MIN mark.
Brak e fluid cha ng e
Brake fluid is hygrosc op ic , i. e. it a bsorbs
water. If the brakes become hot, such as
when driving on long downhill stretches,
va pour b ub bles can form in the water,
which can hav e an a dverse effect on
brak ing power (depending on the
proportion of water).
The fluid c hange interva ls specified in the
S ervice Booklet m ust therefore be
9 Warnin g
We recommend that you have brak e fluid
chang ed b y a Vauxhall Authorised
Repairer, who will b e familiar w ith the
requirem ents of the law a s regards
disposal of brake fluid and ca n thus help
to protect the environment a nd your
Mainten ance, Inspection System
Windscreen wiper
Clear vision is essential for safe driving.
The cleaning effect of the wind screen w iper
should therefore be checked at reg ular
intervals. We recomm end replacing the
wiper blades at least once a year.
If the windows are dirty, operate the
windscreen wash before switching the
wiper on in ord er to prevent w iper blad e
Do not switc h wind screen wiper on if
windows are icy, since this may dam age
the w iper edges or the wiper sy stem.
If the wiper becomes frozen onto the glass,
we recommend tha t it be released with the
aid of Vauxhall De-icer S pray.
Sm earing w ip er b la des ca n be clea ned w ith
a soft cloth and Vaux hall Windscreen
Wash Solvent.
Wiper b la des whose lips have become
hardened, cracked or c ov ered with silicone
must be replaced. This may be necessary
as a result of the effects of ice, tha wing salt
or heat, or the incorrect use of cleaning
Switch off windscreen wiper in the car
wash, see pages 9, 141.
Wind screen wiper blade m aintenanc e - see
page 142.
Picture no: 11253H.t if
Wi per blad e repla cement
Lift wiper arm. Move relea se lev er and
detach w ip er blad e.
Picture no: 13487h.tif
Win dscreen wash system
The fluid c ontainer for the windsc reen
washer system and the rear window
washer system is located on the rig ht-hand
side of the engine compartment (viewed
from the front of the vehicle).
Maintenance, Inspection System
Fill only with clean w ater to prevent the
nozzles from clogging. To improve
cleaning efficiency, we recommend that
you add a little Vauxhall Wind screen Wash
Parking the vehicle for more than 4 week s
can discharge the battery. This ca n shorten
the life of the battery. Therefore d isconnect
the battery by d isconnecting the negative
term ina l from the on-board power sup ply.
The w indscreen washer system will not
freeze in winter:
Ensure that ig nition is switched off before
connecting ba ttery. Failure to do so could
result in the engine not being able to start
or eng ine opera ting prob lems. Time and
date must be set in the information disp lay
after the battery is reconnected.
p rotection
d ow n to
– 5 °C
– 10 °C
– 20 °C
– 30 °C
Mix ture strength –
Vaux hall Windscreen
Wash Solvent: Water
When closing the container, p ress the lid
firmly over the beaded edge all the way
Picture no: 13488a.tif
The battery is maintenance-free.
9 Warning
We recommend that you have battery
changes ca rried out by a Vauxhall
Authorised Repairer. The Vauxhall
Authorised Repairer knows the laws
concerning the disposal of used batteries
and therefore protects the environment
and y our health.
Retrofitted electrical or electronic
accessories can place an add itional load
on the battery or even discharge the
battery. We recommend that you consult a
Vauxhall Authorised Repairer regarding
technical possibilities, such as fitting a
more powerful battery.
Mainten ance, Inspection System
Protectin g electronic c omponents
Veh icle decommissioning
In order to prev ent faults in electronic
components in the electrical system, never
connect or disconnect ba ttery with engine
running or ignition switched on. N ever start
engine with battery disconnected, e.g .
when starting using jump leads.
Observ e national regulations.
To avoid damaging the vehicle, do not
mak e any modifications to the electrical
system, e. g. connecting ad ditional
consumers or tampering with elec tronic
control units (chip tuning).
z Wash and preserv e the vehicle – see
page 141.
9 Warning
Elec tronic ignition system s generate very
high v oltag es. Do not touch the ignition
system ; high voltage can be fatal.
Disconnect/connect vehicle ba ttery from /
to electric al system.
Disconnect the ba ttery from the vehicle
electrical system before cha rg ing: First
detach the negative and then the positive
lea d. Do not rev erse the polarity of the
battery, i.e. d o not c onfuse the terminals
for the positive and negativ e leads. When
connecting, start with the positiv e lead and
then connect the nega tiv e lead.
If the vehicle is decommissioned for severa l
months, the following work m ust be carried
out in order to prev ent dam age. We
recommend that you consult your Vauxhall
Authorised Repairer.
z C heck protective coating in engine
compa rtm ent and on underbody and
rec tify where necessary.
z C lean and p reserve rubber seals on
bonnet and doors.
Vehicle storage
z Park vehic le in dry and well-ventilated
premises. Engage first gear or reverse.
Pla ce w heel chock s or suchlike under
wheels to p revent vehicle from rolling
z Do not apply hand brake.
z Disconnect b attery by disengag ing
negative term inal from v ehicle electric al
sy stem – see p age 138.
Vehicle recommissioning
O bserve national regulations.
z C hange engine oil – see pa ge 133.
C arry out the following w ork before putting
a vehicle back on the road.
z Connect ba ttery – see page 138.
z C heck anti-freeze and corrosion
protection – see page 134.
z Check tyre pressure and correc t if
necessary – see page 152.
z C heck the coolant level, top up with a ntifreeze if necessary – see page 135.
z Fill up w indscreen washer system – see
page 137.
z Drain the w indscreen washer system .
z Check engine oil level – see p age 132.
z Increase tyre pressure to value specified
for full loa d – see pa ge 152.
z Check the coolant level; top up with antifreez e if necessa ry , see page 135.
z Fit the num ber p la te if necessary .
Veh icle c are
Vehicle care
Obtain adv ice from a Vauxhall Authorised
Repairer regarding cleaning materials tha t
ha ve b een tested a nd recomm ended by
When caring for your vehicle, observe all
na tional environm ental reg ulations,
particula rly when wa shing it.
Washing .. .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Waxing .... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Polishing .. .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Wheels ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Paintwork dama ge.. ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Ex terior lights .. ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Plastic and rubber parts .. ..... .... .... ..... .
Wheels and tyres . .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Interior and upholstery . .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Seat belts. .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Wind ow s.. .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Wind screen wiper blades. ..... .... .... ..... .
Loc ks... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Engine compartment.... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Underb od y .. .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Regular, thorough care helps to improve
the appearance of your vehicle and
maintain its v alue over the y ears. It is a lso
prereq uisite for w arra nty claims for any
paint or corrosion damag e. The following
pages contain tips for vehicle care which, if
used properly , will help combat the
unav oida ble d amaging effects of the
Vehicle care aids
Vehicle wash:
z Wa sh brush,
z Shampoo,
z Sponge,
z Insect Removal S ponge,
z Chamois.
Vehicle care:
z Paintwork Clea ner,
z Paintwork Polish,
z Metallic Paintwork Wax ,
z Hard wa x,
z Vauxhall Touch-Up Paint,
z Vauxhall Touch-Up/Aerosol Paint,
z Wheel Preserver,
z Insect Remover,
z Window Cleaner,
z Vauxhall Cleaning S olv ent and AntiFreeze,
z Silicone O il for Rubber Sea ls,
z Cleaner.
Vehicle care
Washin g
The paintwork of your v ehicle is exposed to
env ironmenta l influences, e. g. continuous
changes in weather conditions, ind ustrial
waste gases and dust or tha wing sa lts, so
wash and wax your v ehicle regularly. When
using a utoma tic car washes, select a
programme which includes wax ing.
Bird droppings, dead insects, resin, pollen
and the like should be cleaned off
immediately , as they contain aggressive
constituents which can cause paint
dam age.
If using a car w ash, comply w ith the
pertinent instructions of the ca r wash
manufacturer. The windsc reen w ipers and
rea r window wiper must be in their park
position – see pa ge 12. Remove antenna 3
and roof rack 3. S tand on the door sill to
rea ch them m ore easily.
If y ou w ash y our v ehicle by hand, make
sure that the insides of the wing s a re also
thoroughly rinsed out.
Clea n edges and folds on op ened doors
and flaps as well a s the area s they cover.
Thoroughly rinse off and leather-off the
vehicle. Rinse leather frequently . Use
separate leathers for paint and w indow
surfaces: remnants of wax on the wind ow s
will impair vision.
Observ e national regulations.
Wax your vehicle regularly, in pa rticular
after it has been washed using shampoo
and at the latest when wa ter no longer
forms beads on the pa intwork, otherwise
the paintwork will d ry out.
Also wax edg es a nd folds on op ened doors
and flaps as well a s the area s they cover.
Polishing is necessa ry only if the paint has
become dull or if solid deposits have
become attached to it.
Pa intwork polish with silic one form s a
protective film , ma king waxing
unnec essary .
Plastic body parts should not be treated
with wax a nd polish.
Use Metallic Paintw ork Wa x on vehic les
with a metallic-effect paint finish.
Use a pH-neutral w heel c leaning agent to
clean the wheels.
Wheels a re painted and ca n be treated
with the same ag ents as the body. For alloy
wheels we recomm end use of Alloy Wheel
Preserv er.
Paintwork damage
Repair small areas of paint damage such
as stone impac ts, scratches etc.
imm ediately using an Va ux ha ll touch-up
app lic ator or Vauxhall spray and touch-up
paint before rust can form. If rust has
already formed , have the cause remedied .
We recommend that you consult your
Vauxhall Authorised Repairer. Please also
pay attention to surfaces and ed ges
beneath the vehicle where which rust m ay
have formed unnoticed for some time.
Veh icle c are
Exterio r lights
Wheels and tyres
Headlight and other protective lig ht bezels
are made of plastic. If they require
additional cleaning after the vehicle has
been washed, clea n them with C ar
Shamp oo. Do not use any ab ra sive or
caustic agents, do not use an ice scraper,
and do not clean them dry.
Do not use high-pressure jet clea ners.
Plastic and ru bber parts
In terior and uph olstery
Clea n the vehicle interior, including the
instrument panel fasc ia , using interior
The instrument panel should only be
cleaned using a soft da mp cloth.
For additiona l cleaning of plastic and
rubber parts use Interior Cleaner. Do not
use any other agent, and in particular do
not use solv ents or petrol.
Clea n fa bric upholstery with a va cuum
cleaner and brush. To remove stains, use
cleaner that is suitable for both fabrics a nd
Do not use high-pressure jet cleaners.
Do not use cleaners such as acetone,
carbon tetrachloride, paint thinner, paint
remover, nail va rnish remov er, w ashing
powder or bleach. Petrol is also unsuita ble.
Open velc ro fa stenings in your clothing
could damage the seat cushions. Close
velcro fastenings.
Seat belts
Alw ays keep seat belts clean and dry.
Clea n only with luk ewarm water or C leaner.
Win dows
When cleaning the hea ted rear window,
ma ke sure that the heating element on the
insid e of the window is not damaged.
Use a soft lint-free cloth or chamois leather
in conjunction with Window Cleaner a nd
Insect R emover.
Vauxhall Cleaning Solvent and Antifreeze
is suitable for de-icing windows.
For mec ha nical removal of ice, use a
comm ercially available sharp-edged ice
scraper. Press the scraper firmly against
the glass so that no dirt can get under it
and scratch the glass.
Win dscreen wiper blades
Wax such as the wax used in car washes
can c ause sm earing on the wind screen
when the windscreen wipers are sw itc hed
S mearing wiper blades c an be cleaned with
a soft c loth and Vauxhall Clea ning S olv ent
and Antifreeze. Rep la ce them if necessary
– see page 137.
Vehicle care
The locks are lubrica ted with a high-grade
lock cy lind er grease at the factory.
Vauxhall lock cylinder grease prevents the
locks from freezing up. O nly use de-icing
agent in emergencies, as they hav e a
degreasing effect and will im pair the
func tion of the lock s. After using a de-icing
agent, have the locks re-greased. We
recom mend that y ou entrust this to your
Vauxhall Authorised Repairer.
Engine co mpartment
Areas of the engine compartment that are
painted in the same colour as the vehic le
must be looked after lik e any other p ainted
It is adv isable to wash the engine
compartment before and after winter and
preserve it with wax. Cover alternator and
brake fluid reserv oir with plastic sheets
before washing the eng ine.
When washing the engine with a steam-jet
cleaner, do not d irect the steam jet at
components of the Anti-lock Brak e
Sy stem 3 , the automatic air conditioning
system 3 or the b elt drive and its
Protective wax that has been ap plied is
also removed during the engine wash. For
this reason, have the engine, brak e system
components in the engine compartment,
axle com ponents with steering, body parts
and cavities thoroughly preserved with
protective wax after the wash. We
recommend that you consult your Vauxhall
Authorised Repairer.
An engine w ash ca n be p erformed in the
spring in order to remov e dirt that has
adhered to the engine comp artment,
whic h may also have a high salt content.
Check protectiv e w ax la yer and ma ke good
if necessary.
Do not use high-pressure jet clea ners.
Your vehicle has a factory-app lied PVC
undercoating in the wheel arches
(including the longitudinal mem bers) which
prov ides permanent protec tion and needs
no special maintenance. The surfaces of
the vehicle underbody not covered by PVC
are provided with a durable p rotective wax
coating in critic al areas.
O n vehicles w hich are washed frequently in
automatic c ar washes with underbody
washing facility, the protective wax
coating may be im paired by dirt-dissolving
add itiv es, so check the underb od y after
washing and have it wax ed if necessary.
Before the sta rt of the cold weather season,
check the PVC coating and protectiv e wax
coating and, if necessary, ha ve them
restored to perfect condition.
C aution - c om mercially available bitumen/
rubber materials can damage the PVC
coating. We recom mend that y ou ha ve
underbody work ca rried out by an
Vauxhall Authorised Repairer, who knows
the prescribed materials and has
experience in the use thereof.
The underbody should be washed
following the end of the cold weather
season to remov e any dirt adhering to the
underbody since this may also contain salt.
C heck p rotective wax c oa ting and , if
nec essary , have it restored to perfec t
Tec hnic al D ata
Technical Data
Vehicle identification d ata.... .... .... ..... .
Coolant, b ra ke fluid, oils .. ..... .... .... ..... .
Engine data. .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Performance.... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Fuel consump tion, CO 2 emission.. ..... .
Weights, pay loa d and roof load .. ..... .
Tyres ... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Electrical system .. .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Ca pacities ... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Dimensions.. .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .
Mounting dimensions of carav an/
tra iler towing equip ment .... .... .... ..... .
Pict ure no: 13489h.tif
Veh icle doc umen ts, identification
The tec hnical d ata is determined in
accordance with European C ommunity
standards. We reserve the right to make
modifications. S pecifications in the vehic le
docum ents alwa ys have priority ov er those
given in this manual.
The identification plate is affix ed to the
front right door frame.
Picture no: 13329j.tif
Information on identification plate:
Manufac turer
Type approval number
Vehic le identification number
Permissible gross v ehicle weight
Permissible gross train weight
Maximum permissib le front axle load
Maximum permissib le rear axle load
Vehic le-specific or
country-specific data
Technical Data
In other design v ariants, the identification
plate m ay also be affixed to the
Engine code and engine number: stamp ed
on left-ha nd side of engine on crankcase.
Coolant, brake flu id, oils
When topping up
– coola nt,
– brake fluid,
– tra nsmission fluid
we rec om mend that you consult your
Vauxhall Authorised Repairer, who can
adv ise you on the correct products to use.
C aution: Use of unsuitable fluids can cause
serious damage to the vehicle.
Engine oils
Information on engine oils is availab le in
the Serv ice Booklet.
Pi cture no: 14072h.tif
Vehicle identification data
The v ehicle identification numb er is
stamped on the identification plate and in
the engine com partment.
Tec hnic al D ata
Engine data
Sales designation
Eng ine code
Numb er of cylinders
Piston displacement
(cm 3)
Z 10 XEP
Z 12 XEP
Max . engine outp ut (k W)
at rpm
Torque (Nm )
at rpm
95 (S )2 )
98 (SP) 2)
91 (N) 2)3 )
95 (S) 2 )
98 (SP) 2)
91 (N) 2)3 )
Max . permissible engine speed,
continuous (rpm) ap prox .
O il consumption (l/1000 km)
Fuel type
O ctane requirement
or unleaded
or unleaded
(RO N) 1 )
Stan da rd h ig h-qu ality fuels, e.g. unlead ed DIN EN 228, Diesel D IN EN 590;N = No rm al (R eg ular), S = Sup er (P remium ), SP = Sup er Plus (P rem ium Plus),
va lu e prin ted in bold : recomm ended fu el.
Kn ock contro l s ys tem a utoma tically a d jus ts ig nition tim ing a ccording to typ e o f fuel used (octa ne nu mber).
Slight reduction in engine p ower an d torq ue if 91 RON is us ed.
Technical Data
(approx. km/h)
Eng ine 1 )
Z 10 XEP
Z 12 XEP
Max imum speed (mph) 2 )
Sa les desig nation – see pa ge 14 6.
2) The ma xim um s peed is a ch ieva ble with a m aximum of h alf p ayloa d. Optiona l eq uipm ent m ay reduce th e specified m aximum speed of the vehicle.
Tec hnic al D ata
Fuel consumption,
CO 2 emission
Directive 80/1268/EEC (last c hanged by
1999/100/EC) has ap plied for the
measurement of fuel consumption since
The direc tiv e is oriented to actual driving
practices: urban d riv ing is ra ted at approx.
1/ and off-road driving with ap prox . 2 /
(urban a nd ex tra-urban c onsumption).
Cold starts and acceleration phases are
also tak en into consideration.
The specification of CO 2 emission is also a
constituent of the directive.
The figures given m ust not be taken as a
guarantee for the actual fuel consumption
of a p artic ular vehicle.
All values are b ased on the EU base model
with standard equipment.
The calculation of fuel consumption as
spec ified by directive 1999/100/EC takes
acc ount of the v ehicle’ s kerb weight,
ascertained in accordance with the said
regula tion. Optional ex tras may result in
slightly higher fuel consumption and CO 2
emission lev els than those quoted.
S aving fuel, p rotecting the environm ent see page 84.
Technical Data
Fuel consumption
(l/100 km approx.),
CO 2 emission
(g/km approx.)
Eng ine 1 )
Z 10 XEP
Z 12 XEP
Ex tra-urb an
Com bined
CO 2
7, 0
5, 1
5, 8
Sa les desig nation – see pa ge 14 6.
Tec hnic al D ata
Weights, payload and roof load
Payload is the difference between the
permissible gross vehic le weight (see
identification plate) and the EC k erb
To calculate the kerb weight, enter the
data for y our vehicle below:
z Kerb weight from
Ta ble 1,
page 151
+ .... .... .... .. kg
z Weight of heavy
accessories from Table 2,
page 151
+ .... .... .... .. kg
The total
= .... .... .... .. kg
is the EC k erb w eight.
O ptional equipment and accessories
increase the kerb weight, which m eans that
the p ayload will also change slig htly.
Note the weights given in the vehicle
documents and the identification plate.
The combined total of front a nd rear ax le
loa ds must not exceed the perm issible
gross vehicle weight. For exa mple, if the
front ax le is bearing its m aximum
permissib le load, the rear axle can only
bear a load that is eq ua l to the gross
vehicle weig ht m inus the front axle load.
When a trailer/caravan has been coupled
and the towing v ehicle is fully lad en
(including occupants), the p ermissible rear
axle load (see identification plate for
specification) m ay be exceeded by 15 k g
and the permissible gross v ehicle weight
may be exceeded by 27 kg. I f the
permissib le rear axle load is exceeded, a
maximum speed of 50 m ph applies. If
na tional regulations specify a lower
maximum speed when towing, this must be
ob served.
See the identification plate or v ehicle
docum ents for permissib le ax le loads.
Roof loa d
The permissible roof loa d is 35 kg. The roof
load consists of the weight of the roof rac k
plus the load carried.
The height of the loa d – measured from the
roof rail – m ust not exceed 50 cm.
Driving hints – see page 82.
Technical Data
Weights (kg) : Table 1,
Kerb weight 1)
Weights (kg) : Table 2,
Heavy accessories
Engine 2)
Agil a Expression
Z 10 XEP
S un roof
Z 12 XEP
Roof rail
Electronic power steering (EPS )
Agi la
Agil a
wi th air con.
Z 10 XEP
Z 12 XEP
Agil a Desig n
Z 10 XEP
Z 12 XEP
Z 10 XEP
Z 12 XEP
Agil a Desig n
wi th air con.
1) According to EC Directive 70/1 56/EC, in clud in g as sumed weigh ts for driver (68 kg), lu gg ag e (7
kg ) a nd a ll fluid s (ta nk 90% full).
2) Sa les desig nation – see pa ge 14 6.
Tec hnic al D ata
Restricti ons
Not a ll tyres ava ila ble on the market
currently meet the structural requirem ents.
We recommend that you consult a
Vauxhall Authorised Repairer concerning
suitab le tyre mak es.
These ty res have und ergone special tests
to establish their reliab ility , safety and
specific suitability for Vaux hall vehicles.
Despite continuous ma rk et monitoring, we
are unab le to assess these attributes for
other tyres, ev en if they hav e been g ra nted
approva l by the relevant authorities or in
som e other form.
Further information – see pa ge 96.
Winter tyres
If you use winter tyres, the spa re wheel may
still be fitted with a summer tyre. I f y ou use
the spare w heel the vehicle’s handling may
be a ltered. O btain a rep la cement for the
fa ulty tyre as soon as possible, and hav e
the wheel balanced and fitted to the
Further inform ation – see page 100.
Tyre ch ains 3
Tyre pressure in bar/psi 2)
The specified ty re pressures are valid for
cold tyres. Increased tyre pressure resulting
from extensive driving must not be
reduc ed. The specified pressures apply to
both summer and winter ty res.
Alway s inflate the spare wheel to the tyre
pressure for full load - see table on
following page.
Further information – see pages 96 to 100.
Ty re c hains may be used on the front
wheels only.
Only Vauxhall ty re chains,
catalogue no. 47 05 448, may be used.
They should be fitted to the front wheels
Further inform ation – see page 100.
Wheel bolt tightening torque: 110 N m.
On vehicles with alloy w heels 3 the spare
wheel may ha ve a steel rim .
The spare wheel may hav e a sm aller tyre
and a smaller rim1) : using the sp are wheel
may cause different d riv ing behav iour.
Replace defective ty re as soon as possib le,
balance wheel and have it fitted to the
Coun try-sp ecific version : T he sp are wheel is
on ly to be u sed a s a temp orary spa re w heel.
1 ba r corresp on ds to 100 kPa /14.5 p si.
Technical Data
Tyre pressure in bar/psi 1)
1 ba r corresp ond s to 100 kPa /14.5 p si.
Ty re p ressure
for load of
up to 3 persons
Tyre pressure
for full load
Engine2 )
Z 10 XEP,
Z 12 XEP
155/65 R 14,
165/60 R 14
2. 4/35
Sales d esigna tion – s ee p a ge 146.
Tec hnic al D ata
Electrical system
12 Volt
Amp hours
36 Ah, 44 Ah, 55 Ah 3, 60 Ah 3
Battery for radio rem ote control of
central lock ing sy stem
CR 16 16
Technical Data
(a pprox. litre)
Engine 1)
Z 10 XEP
Z 12 XEP
Fuel tank (nom inal content)
Engine oil w ith filter chang e
between MIN and MAX
on dipstick
3. 0
3. 5
1. 0
1. 0
Windscreen washer reserv oir
2. 2
2. 2
Sales d esigna tion – s ee p a ge 146.
Tec hnic al D ata
Agi la
O verall length
O verall w id th
Width with two ex terior mirrors
O verall height
Height with roof rail
Lug gage compartment length at floor
Lug gage compartment width
between wheel housing
Height of lugg age compartment opening
Wheelb ase
Turning c ircle diam eter, wall to
To rear seat ba ckrest.
With fo ld ed rear sea t b ackrest.
In metres.
wall3 )
1 )/1065 2 )
10. 60
Technical Data
Mounting dimensions of
caravan/trailer towing
All dimensions relate to trailer towing
equipm ent app rov ed b y Vauxhall.
9 Warning
Only use towing eq uipm ent approved for
your vehicle. We recommend entrusting
retrofitting of towing equipment to y our
Vauxhall Authorised Rep airer.
ABS (Anti-lock Brake S ystem) .. .... ..... .... .. 94
Accessories . .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .62, 65, 110
Accessory socket .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... .. 49
Air conditioning system ... ..... .... .... ..... .... .. 78
Air intake .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... .. 80
Air outlet . .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..80
Air recirculation system ... ..... .... .... ..... .... .. 74
Air vents . .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..73
Airbags ... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... .. 57
Alternator ... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... .. 20
Antenna .. .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... .. 26
Anti-corrosion service .. .... ..... .... .... ..... .... 131
Anti-freeze .. .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... .134, 138
Anti-freeze protec tion . .... ..... .... .... .134, 138
Anti-knock quality of fuel ..... .... .... ..... .... .. 86
Anti-theft loc king sy stem ..... .... .... ..... .... .. 33
Anti-theft protection ... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... .. 16
Aquaplaning .. ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... .. 99
Ashtray ... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... .. 49
Battery .... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... ... 83, 138, 154
Before sta rting off .. ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... .. 14
Belt tensioners ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... .. 51
Bonnet .... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... .. 37
Boot, see Lug gage compartment .... .... .. 41
Brake light .. .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... 124
Brake system .. ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... .. 92
Brakes .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .. 92
ABS .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .. 94
Brake fluid .. .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... 136
Brake lights .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... 125
Brake servo unit .. .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .. 82
Foot brake .. .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .. 92
Hand brake .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .. 93
Bulb replacement ... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... 122
Bulbs, . .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... ... 65, 122
Capacities . ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... 155
Car Pass .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... 2
Care ... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... 140
Catalytic conv erter . .... ..... .... .... ..88, 91, 106
Central lock ing sy stem .... .... .... ..... .... . 31, 33
Changing the
remote control battery .. .... .... ..... ... 32, 154
Changing tyre/wheel typ e .. .... ..... .... ..... .. 96
Changing wheels .... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... 114
Chassis num ber,
see vehicle identification num ber . ..... 145
Child restraint sy stems .... .... .... ..... .... ..... .. 62
Child safety lock s .... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .. 37
Child safety seats ... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .. 62
Cigarette lighter ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .. 49
Climate control .. ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .. 72
Clock .. .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .. 24
Clutch operation ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .. 83
CO 2 emissions ... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... 148
Code num bers ... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... 2
Coding, octane num bers .... .... ..... .... ..... 146
Cold start .. ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .. 84
C ontrol indicator
ABS (Anti-lock Brake Sy stem) . ..... .... ... 95
Airb ag ... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... ... 60
Engine elec tronics .. ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... ... 90
Exhaust .. .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... ... 89
Immobiliser ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... ... 29
C ontrol indicators .. .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... ... 8, 18
Belt tensioners ... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... ... 52
EPS (Electric Power Steering) .. ..... .... ... 18
C oolant ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... .. 134, 135
C oolant level . ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... . 135
C oolant tempera ture display . .... ..... .... ... 23
C oolant therm ometer .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ... 23
C ooling . ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... ... 78
C orrecting time .. .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... ... 24
C oupling socket load ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... . 104
C ourtesy light ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... ... 68
C ourtesy lights
Bulb replacement .. ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... . 126
Dashboard, see Instrum ent panel .. .... .... ..6
Data . .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .. 28, 31, 144
Date display . ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... ... 24
Day tim e running lights .. .... ..... .... ..... .... ... 66
Decommissioning .. .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... . 139
Demisting a nd Defrosting
With the air conditioning system .... ... 79
Demisting a nd defrosting
Windows .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... ... 77
Dimensions .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... . 156
Dipped beam ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... ... 66
Bulb replacement .. ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... . 122
Display . ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... ... 24
Door locks ... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .2, 33, 37, 143
Driving abroad .... .... ..... .... . 68, 86, 128, 129
Driving hints ... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... .. 82
Ec onomical driving . ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... 83, 84
Electric power steering .... ..... .... .... ..... 18, 82
Electrical system . .... ..... .... ..... 118, 139, 154
Electronic components .... ..... .... .... ..... .... 139
Electronic immobiliser .. .... ..... .... .... ..... .... .. 29
Engine code ... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... 146
Engine control indicator .. ..... .... .... ..... .... .. 90
Engine oil .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... 132
Engine oil change ... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... 133
Engine oil consumption ... ..... .... .... .132, 146
Engine oil filter .... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... 133
Engine oil level .... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ... 18, 132
Engine oil pressure .. ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... .. 21
Engine sp eed .. ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... 82, 83
Engine wash ... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... 143
Env ironmenta l protection .... .... .... .133, 140
EPS . .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..18
Ex haust control indicator ..... .... .... ..... .... .. 89
Ex haust ga ses ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... .. 90
Ex haust system ... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... .. 90
Ex terior mirrors .... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .. 5, 65
Fan ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... 72, 131, 132
Filling station
Bulb replacem ent ... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... 122
C apacities .. .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... 155
Engine oil lev el .... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... 132
Fuel .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... ... 86, 146
Ignition key . .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... 2
O pening the bonnet .... .... .... ..... .... ..... .. 37
Tyre pressure .. ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... 152
Vehicle data ... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... 144
Windscreen wa sh system (filling) ..... 137
First-a id kit (cushion) .. ..... .... .... ..... ... 65, 110
Flat ty re . .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... 114
Fluid container
Windscreen wa sh system .... ..... .... ..... 137
Fog lights .. ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .. 67
Fog tail lig ht
Bulb replacem ent ... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... 124
Fog tail lig hts . .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .. 67
Foot brake . ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .. 92
Front passenger a irba g .. .... .... ..... .... ..... .. 57
Fuel .... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... ... 86, 146
Fuel consumption ... .... ..... .... 83, 84, 86, 148
Fuel filter ... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... 134
Fuel level ... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .. 23
Fuses .. .... .... ..... .... ..... .... .. 118, 120, 121, 122
Gears .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... ... 14
Generator, see Alternator .. ..... .... ..... .... ... 20
Genuine Vaux hall
Parts and Accessories .. .... ..... .... ..... . 17, 65
Glove compartment .. ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... ... 47
Gross v ehicle weight . ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... . 150
Halogen headlight system ..... .... ..... .... . 122
Hand brake ... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... 15, 16, 93
Haz ard warning lights ... .... ..... .... ..... .... ... 11
Head restraints .. .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... ... 39
Headlight flash .. .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... ... 10
Headlight range adjustment .. .... ..... . 66, 67
Headlight switch ... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... . 10, 66
Headlights .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... ... 10
Daytime running lights ... ..... .... ..... .... ... 66
Driv ing abroad .. .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... ... 68
Fog lights .. ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... ... 67
Reversing lig hts .. .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... ... 67
Wa rning device .. .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... ... 15
Changing bulbs . .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... . 122
Heated rear w indow . ..... .... ..... .... ..... . 13, 74
Heating ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... 72, 76, 77
with the air conditioning sy stem . .... ... 79
Heating the foot well ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... ... 77
Height adjustm ent
Seat belts .. ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... ... 54
High-pressure cleaners .. .... ..... .... ..... .... . 143
Horn .. .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... ... 11
Identification plate . ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... 144
Ignition sy stem .... .... ..... .... ..... 131, 138, 139
Imm ob iliser . .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... .. 29
Information display ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... .. 24
Infotainm ent system .... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... .. 24
Inspection system ... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... 130
Instrument illum ination
Bulb replacement ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... 127
Instrument panel .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... .... 6
Instruments .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... .. 18
Interior mirror . ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .. 4, 65
ISO FIX ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... .. 62
Jac k .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... 113, 114, 116
Jump leads . .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... 106
Ignition lock ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .. 5, 29
Locking d oors .. .... ..... .... ..... .28, 29, 31, 33
Remove ... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... .. 16
Starting the engine .. .... ..... .... .... ..... .. 5, 15
Key numbers .. ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... .... 2
Keys ... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... .... 2
Lashing ey es .. .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .. 42
Leather trim ... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... 142
Light switch .... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... . 10, 66
Lighting . .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... .. 10, 66, 122
Driving abroad .... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .. 68
Loading . .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... 85, 103, 150
Loading the vehicle .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... 150
Locking d oors .... ..... .... ..... .... .... .... 28, 30, 31
Locking from the inside .. .... .... ..... .... ..... .. 30
Locks .. .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... 143
Luggag e comp artm ent
C ov er . .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .. 43
Extension .... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .. 41
Lashing eyes .. ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .. 42
Loading . ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... 103
Locking .. ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... . 30, 36
Luggag e comp artm ent cover ..... .... ..... .. 43
Main b eam .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... . 10, 66
Bulb replacement .. ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... . 122
Control indica tor .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... ... 18
Maintenance . ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... . 130
Air cond itioning system . ..... .... ..... .... ... 81
Anti-freeze protection .... ..... .... .. 134, 138
Brake fluid . ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... . 136
Brakes .... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... ... 92
Cataly tic conv erter ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... ... 91
Engine oil ... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... . 132
Fuel consumption .. ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... ... 85
Tyre pressure . .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... ... 97
Tyres . ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... ... 98
Windscreen wipers ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... . 137
Manual transmission . ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... ... 14
Mirrors .. ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... ... 4, 65
Misted wind ow s . .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... ... 77
Mobile telephone .. .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... ... 26
N um ber plate light .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... . 31, 37
N um ber plate lights
Bulb replacement .. ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... . 126
N um ber plate lighting ... .... ..... .. 31, 37, 126
O ctane numbers . .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ...86, 146
O dometer ... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... .. 22
O il chang e .. .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... 133
O il consumption .. .... ..... .... ..... .... .... .132, 146
O il filter change .. .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... 133
O il level ... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... 132
O il pressure .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... .. 21
O ils . .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... 145
O perating temperature ... ..... .... .... ..... .... .. 83
O utside temperature ga uge .... .... ..... .... .. 25
O verrun ... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... 83, 85
Radio . .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .. 26
Radio eq uipm ent (CB) ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .. 26
Radio rem ote control . ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .. 31
Rear light cluster ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... . 10, 66
Bulb replacem ent ... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... 124
Rear w indow wash system .. .... ..... ... 12, 137
Rear w indow wiper . .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .. 12
Refuelling .. ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .. 87
Fuel filler ca p .. ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .. 87
Replacement key s .. .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .. 28
Reversing lights .. ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .. 67
Bulb replacem ent ... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... 124
Roof load ... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... .. 82, 85, 150
Roof rac k ... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... 102
Roof rac ks . ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... .. 82, 85, 102
Ruc ksac k ... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .. 46
Running-in . ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .. 82
Brakes .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .. 92
Paintwork dama ge . ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... 141
Parking ... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... .. 16
Parking lights . ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... 10, 66
Bulb replacement ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... 123
Parking the vehicle . ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... .. 16
Parts ... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... .. 17
Peda ls ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... .. 83
Performance ... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... 147
Petrol . ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ... 86, 146
Pinking .... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... .. 86
Pollen filter . .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... .. 80
Power assisted steering, see Electric power
steering . .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... 18, 82
Protection against
unauthoriz ed use ..... .... ..... .... .2, 5, 29, 37
Pushing, towing .. .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... 106
Safety .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .. 50
Safety accessories .. .... ..... .... .... .. 62, 65, 110
Safety net .. ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .. 43
Saving energy .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... . 83, 84
Sea t belts .. ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ... 5, 51
Sea t height adjustm ent .. .... .... ..... .... ..... .... 4
Sea ts .. .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ... 5, 39
Self-diagnostics . ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... . 60, 95
Self-help .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... 106
Radio remote control .. .... .... ..... .... ..... .. 32
Serv ic e interv al display ... .... .... ..... .... ..... 130
Serv ic e work ... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .. 16
S id e airba gs .. ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... ... 59
S ig nal sy stem ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... . 10, 11
S ilencer, see Exhaust sy stem .. .... ..... .... ... 90
S pare k eys . .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... ... 28
S pare w heel .. ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... . 111
S peed ... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... . 84, 85
Fuel consumption .. ..... .... ..... .... ..... . 84, 85
S peedometer ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... ... 22
S ta rter switch ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..5
S ta rting the engine ... ..... .... ... 5, 15, 29, 106
Self-help .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... . 106
S team-jet cleaners .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... . 143
S teering column lock . ..... .... ..... .... ..... ... 5, 16
S torage box .. ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... ... 45
S un roof ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... ... 71
S un shade . .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... ... 71
S un v isors .. .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... ... 48
Tachometer .. ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... ... 22
Tail lights ... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... ... 66
Bulb replacement .. ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... . 124
Tailgate ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... . 30, 35
Fuel gauge ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... ... 23
Technical data .. .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... . 144
Telephone, see Mobile telephone ... .... ... 26
Temporary spare wheel . .... ..... .... ..... .... . 101
The first 600 miles / 1000 km .. .... ..... .... ... 82
Tightening torque . .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... . 117
Tools . .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... . 111
Towing . ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... .. 108, 109
Towing equipment .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... . 103
Towing eye ... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... .. 108, 109
Trailer/caravan towing .... ..... .... .... ..... .... 102
Transm ission .. ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... .. 14
Tray .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... ... 45, 46, 47
Tread dep th ... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... .. 98
Trip odometer ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... .. 22
Triple information display .... .... .... ..... .... .. 24
Turn signal lights .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... .. 11
Turn signals
Bulb replacement ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... 124
Tyre chains . .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... .100, 152
Tyre condition ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... .. 98
Tyre pressure .. ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .82, 97, 152
Underb od y wash .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... 143
Unlead ed fuel ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ... 86, 146
Used oil ... .... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... 133
Vauxhall Service . .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ...16, 128
Vehicle care .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... 140
Vehicle decomm issioning ..... .... .... ..... .... 139
Vehicle identification number .. .... ..... .... 144
Vehicle key s, see Key s . .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..28
Vehicle recommissioning . ..... .... .... ..... .... 139
Vehicle tools ... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... 111
Ventilation .. .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... 72, 76
Warning buzzers .... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .. 15
Warning triangle, ... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .. 65
Weights . .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... 150
Wheels ... .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... . 96, 98
Wheels, tyres .. .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .. 96
Windows .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... . 69, 70
Demisting and defrosting ... ..... .... . 77, 79
Windscreen wash sy stem .... .... ..... .... ..... .. 12
Anti-freeze protec tion . .... .... ..... .... ..... 138
C apacities .. .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... 155
wash bottle .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... 137
Windscreen wipers .. .... ..... .... .... ..... ... 12, 137
Winter op eration
Battery ... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .. 83
C oolant, a nti-freeze .... .... .... ..... .... ..... 134
Fuel consum ption ... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .. 85
Heating .. ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... .. 72
Locks .. .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .... ..... 143
Tyre chains . .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... .100, 152
Window demisting and defrosting ... .. 77
Windscreen wa sh system,
antifreeze p rotection ... .... .... ..... .... ..... 138
Winter tyres .... .... ..... .... ..... .... .... ..... . 100, 152
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Owner’s Manual
Operation, Safety and Maintenance
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