Before driving 3-1

Before driving 3-1
Before driving
Before driving
Occupant protection
Seat belts
The use of front and rear seat belts is
mandatory in most countries. Using seat
belts saves lives. They should be worn by
all occupants whenever the vehicle is in
use, for maximum protection.
Lap/shoulder inertia reel seat belts are
provided for both front occupants and
three rear seat positions.
The inertia operating mechanism of the
seat belts allows the wearers to move
their upper bodies to reach various
controls. The seat belts lock automatically
with accelerated body movement or in
the event of emergency braking.
The seat belt assemblies incorporate
additional safety devices. All have belt
pretensioners and the front belts also
have force limiters. These devices provide
increased protection in the event of a
severe frontal impact.
The pretensioners operate in conjunction
with the airbags as part of the Advanced
Restraints Technology System (see
page 3-3).
All passenger seat belt mechanisms
incorporate an automatic locking device
to allow child seats to be secured safely.
See Child safety on page 3-12.
Seat belt fitting
Do not adjust the seat belt while
Draw the tongue of the seat belt over the
shoulder, across the chest and push it
into the buckle unit slot. A positive ‘click’
indicates that it is safely locked.
The use of comfort clips or devices that
would create slackness in the seat belt
system are not recommended.
Ensure that the webbing is midway
between the neck and the edge of the
shoulder. Correct tension is controlled by
automatic retraction of the reel.
When the ignition is switched to
position ‘II’, a chime sounds for six
seconds and a warning light is illuminated
on the instrument panel for 60 seconds if
the driver’s seat belt remains unfastened.
Note: If the vehicle is parked on unlevel
ground, the seat belt mechanism may
lock. This is not a fault, gently ease the belt
from its attachment to unlock it.
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Front belt height adjustment
To adjust the front seat belt heights, press
the locking button and slide the
anchorage so that the seat belt webbing
passes over the shoulder without pulling
against the neck. Release the button and
check that the anchorage point is locked.
Always check the anchorage point after
the seat has been adjusted to ensure that
the belt is correctly positioned.
Inertia reel mechanism check
Static test: Whilst seated, fasten the seat
belt and grip the shoulder belt at
approximately shoulder level with the
opposite hand. Pull the belt sharply
downwards, the belt should lock.
Road test: The following road test must
be carried out only under maximum safe
road conditions.
With the seat belt correctly fitted to the
driver and passenger(s), drive the vehicle
at 5 mph (8 km/h) and, ensuring that it is
safe to do so, brake sharply.
The seat belt(s) should lock automatically,
holding both driver and passenger(s)
securely in position.
It is important when braking that the
reactions of both driver and passenger(s)
are normal, that is, the body must not be
thrown forward in anticipation, thus
causing a snatching action of the belt
which would operate the locking
If the belt fails to lock on either test,
consult a Jaguar Dealer.
1. Seat belts are designed to bear
upon the bony structure of the
body. The lap section of the belt
must be worn low across the front
of the pelvis and NOT across the
abdominal area. Always ensure
that the webbing is midway
between the neck and the edge of
the shoulder.
2. Care should be taken to avoid
contamination of the webbing
with polishes, oils and chemicals,
and particularly battery acid.
Cleaning may safely be carried out
using mild soap and water.
If webbing becomes frayed,
contaminated or damaged,
discard it and fit a new seat belt.
3. It is essential to renew the entire
assembly after it has been worn in
a severe impact even if damage to
the assembly is not obvious.
4. Belts should not be worn with the
webbing twisted.
5. Each seat belt assembly must only
be used by one occupant; it is
dangerous to put a seat belt
around a child being carried on
the occupant’s lap.
6. No modifications or additions
should be made by the user which
will prevent the seat belt adjusting
devices from operating.
7. Should the seat belt not retract
and remain at its static length,
consult your nearest Jaguar Dealer
Before driving
In order to provide optimum protection
this vehicle is equipped with front and
side airbags. They are used in conjunction
with the seat belts to help protect
occupants from upper body (thorax) and
head injuries.
• The driver front airbag is located in
the centre of the steering wheel.
• The front passenger airbag is located
in the fascia panel immediately in
front of the passenger seat.
• Thorax side airbags are fitted within
the outboard bolsters of both front
seats, and are identified by labels.
• A curtain airbag is fitted on each side,
above the front and rear doors.
An alert label on the front face of the
driver’s and passenger’ s sun visor directs
you to read the warning label on the rear
face of each sun visor.
The warning label contains the following
• Children 12 and under can be
killed by the airbag.
place for children.
• NEVER put a rear facing child seat
in the front.
• Sit as far back as possible from
the airbag.
Advanced restraint technology
The airbags and seat belt pretensioners
are electrically controlled by an advanced
restraints technology system.
Various sensors determine the direction
and severity of an impact and the
presence and position of front seat
occupants. The system analyses this
information then deploys the appropriate
airbags only e.g. the side airbags where
the impact is on that side only.
Airbags are not deployed in a rear
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Airbag deployment
To do their life-saving job, airbags must
inflate rapidly and with considerable
force. There is therefore a risk of death or
serious injuries such as fractures, facial
and eye injuries or internal injuries,
particularly to occupants who are not
properly restrained by seats belt or sitting
correctly when the airbag deploys.
The risk of injury from a deploying airbag
is greatest close to the trim covering the
The whole sequence of events from
sensing the impact to full inflation of the
bag takes place in a fraction of a second.
The noise and gas associated with the
deployment of the airbags is not injurious
to health.
After airbag deployment, it is normal to
notice a smoke-like, powdery residue or
smell the burnt propellant. This may
consist of cornstarch, talcum powder or
sodium compounds that result from the
combustion process that inflates the
Small amounts of other chemicals may be
present which may irritate the skin and
eyes, but none of the residue is toxic.
While the system is designed to help
reduce serious injuries, it may also cause
minor burns, abrasions, swelling or
temporary hearing loss.
1. No objects whatsoever should be
attached to the centre cover of the
steering wheel, the passenger
fascia panel, the sides of the front
seats or the interior trim
immediately above the door
openings. Do not put anything on
or over the airbag inflation area.
Placing objects on or over the
airbag inflation area may cause
those objects to be propelled by
the airbag into your face and torso
causing serious injury.
2. Safety experts recommend a
minimum distance of at least
10 inches (254 mm) between an
occupant's chest and a front
3. Children 12 years old and younger
can be killed or seriously injured
by the airbag. The rear seat is the
safest place for children.
4. Do not try to put an adult seat belt
around two children.
5. Several airbag system components
get hot after inflation. Do not
touch them after they have
6. If an airbag is inflated, the airbag
will not function again and must
be renewed immediately. If a new
airbag is not fitted, the unrepaired
area will increase the risk of injury
in a collision.
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Airbag fault warning light
The airbag warning light in the driver’s
instrument cluster will be lit for
approximately six seconds when the
ignition is turned on.
If the light remains on or flashes,
it indicates a fault within the airbag
electrical circuits. Report the fault to a
Jaguar Dealer immediately. It is safe to
drive the vehicle; however, in an accident
the airbags may not operate.
Airbag warning light information is shown
in Section 4.
Airbag disposal
Do not attempt to service, repair or
modify the airbag system or its fuses.
All work on the airbag system,
including renewal after deployment
and renewal at the end of its service
life, must be carried out by an
authorised Jaguar Dealer.
In the event of the vehicle being
dismantled, airbag module removal and
disposal MUST be made by a qualified
person. Instructions can be obtained
from an authorised Jaguar Dealer.
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Front protection
With a front impact of sufficient force,
the restraints system will trigger the front
airbag(s) and seat belt pretensioners,
which immediately tighten the seat belts.
For front occupants, the seat belt then
slackens with increasing chest load,
allowing the head and chest to more
gradually come into contact with the
inflated airbag. The airbag absorbs the
remaining energy of the impact and then
deflates rapidly via vent holes.
Front airbags are designed to inflate in
frontal and near frontal collisions,
not low speed impacts, roll-over, sideimpact or rear-impact.
Where the airbags are not deployed,
protection is provided by the seat belts.
Occupancy sensing
Both front airbags use a dual inflation
technology which means that,
if activated, the bag(s) will deploy at
either a normal or reduced level of
inflation, depending on crash severity.
The lower inflation level is also selected if
the restraint system senses that the driver
is close to the steering wheel.
The front passenger seat is monitored by
ultra-sonic sensors (see illustration
opposite) and a seat weight sensor to
determine the presence, weight and
position of the front passenger. In certain
conditions, e.g. where no passenger is
present, the appropriate airbags will be
de-activated. In a collision these airbags
would not be deployed.
Airbag de-activation warning light
The AIRBAG warning light on the
passenger fascia is associated with the
deployment conditions for front seat
passenger airbags only.
• If the seat is empty, the front airbag
will not be activated and the light will
not be lit.
• If the seat is occupied by,
for example, a small child, the front
airbag will not be activated and the
AIRBAG warning light will be
• If the seat is occupied by a larger child
or adult, the front airbag will be
activated and the warning light will
not be illuminated.
• If the passenger adopts a posture
(e.g. leaning very far forward) which
could cause injury from an inflating
airbag, the front passenger airbag will
not be activated and the AIRBAG
warning light will be illuminated.
Note: Whenever the AIRBAG warning
light on the passenger fascia is
illuminated, the front passenger airbag
will not be deployed in the event of an
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Note: The occupancy sensing system is designed to confirm that
a front passenger is properly seated as recommended:
• Always sit centrally in the seat, remaining in contact with the
seat back which for comfort should be rearwards of the
vertical position.
• Adjust the seat to be as far back from the fascia as practical.
• Always wear seatbelts.
The seat adjustment controls are described on page 3-20.
It is important that the passenger position sensors
(see illustration) are not obscured in any way which could
affect airbag deployment, e.g. fitting non-approved
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Side protection
The side protection system utilizes
four airbags: Two mounted in the front
seats, and two curtain airbags located just
above the front and rear door openings
under the headlining trim.
When the seat mounted thorax airbag
inflates upon a vehicle side impact,
it breaks through the seat bolster
stitching, protecting the side of the rib
cage of the driver or front seat passenger.
When the curtain airbag inflates upon a
vehicle side impact, it breaks through the
headlining and deploys downwards,
giving head protection to the front and
rear seat occupants on the impact side.
The curtain airbag on the front passenger
side is always deployed in a side impact
even if the front passenger seat airbags
are de-activated. This is to maintain
protection for a rear occupant.
Seat mounted thorax and curtain airbags
are designed to inflate in a side impact
collision, not rollover, rear-impact,
frontal or near-frontal collisions, unless
the collision causes sufficient lateral
The airbags, in combination with the seat
belts, can help reduce the risk of severe
injuries in the event of a significant side
impact collision.
To ensure that the side airbags are
fully effective:
DO NOT sit too close to, or lean
against the door trim. The side airbag
could injure you as it deploys from
the side of the seat.
DO NOT lean out of the window
accessories (e.g. seat covers).
Due to the function of the CURTAIN
AIRBAG deployment, CONSULT your
Jaguar Dealer prior to installing any
ACCESSORIES in the upper
environment/pillar trim area
Before driving
Rear impact protection
Both front seats have active, energy
absorbent backrests which, with correctly
positioned headrests, reduce the risk of
neck and spinal injury (‘whiplash’) in the
event of a rear impact.
When activated, the seat backrests
automatically move back and recline,
altering the occupants’ posture and
reducing relative motion between the
body and head.
The degree of backrest movement in a
rear collision depends on the angle,
speed and nature of the colliding vehicle.
After activation, the whiplash protection
mechanism will not work again and the
seat must be serviced by a Jaguar Dealer
to restore the protective function.
Note: The amount of backrest movement
depends on the severity of the impact and
for a minor collision there may be no
apparent change to the seat even where
the protective system has been activated.
After any rear collision, therefore, the seat
must always be inspected by an
authorised dealer.
1. For optimum protection,
the driver and passenger should
sit in the centre of the seat with
the head as close as possible to the
head restraint.
2. Do not wedge objects
(e.g. luggage) between the front
seat backrest and the rear seat
3. After a rear collision, the front
seats must be inspected by a
Jaguar Dealer even where there is
no apparent damage or change to
the seat.
4. Do not attempt to service or
tamper with the seat recliner
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Unbelted and too close
Use seat belts
If adjustable pedals fitted, move pedals
towards seat
Move seat rearwards and recline seat back
Tilt wheel down/forwards
*Belted and 10 inches (254 mm)
or more away
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Driving position
Driver and front seat passenger
should always move their seats as far
rearwards as is practical.
Ideally, drivers should sit with at least
10 inches (254 mm) between the centre
of their breastbone and the cover of the
steering wheel airbag.
Since the risk zone at the time of
deployment is the first 2 to 3 inches
(54 mm – 75 mm) from the airbag cover,
sitting back 10 inches (254 mm) provides
a clear margin of safety. Very few drivers
are unable to achieve and maintain that
safety gap.
The vast majority of drivers who do not
now sit that far back can change their
position and achieve that distance.
• If adjustable pedals are fitted, move
them towards the seat.
• Move your seat back as far as you can
while still comfortably reaching the
• Recline the back of your seat one or
two notches from the upright
position. If reclining the back of your
seat makes it hard to see the road,
raise the seat.
• Tilt the steering wheel/column
downwards so as to point the airbag
at your chest instead of your head and
neck. Adjust the steering wheel/
column fore/aft so that it extends
towards the driver as little as possible,
ensuring that the airbag has plenty of
room to deploy.
• Sit in the centre of the seat with the
head as close to the head restraint as
Note: Seat, steering wheel and pedal
adjustment controls are described
elsewhere in this section.
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Child safety
Children must be restrained by a child safety restraint that
is suitable for their weight and size.
In many countries legislation governs how and where children
should be carried when travelling in a vehicle. It is the
responsibility of the driver to comply with all regulations in
force in the country where the vehicle is being used.
DO NOT install a rearward-facing child seat in the front
passenger seat position since deployment of the
passenger fascia airbag could cause death or serious injury
to the child.
This is emphasised by the label displayed on the end of
the fascia on the front passenger side (see above).
If however, you have no alternative but to place a child in
the front passenger seat, use only a forward facing child
seat with the passenger seat set fully rearward and in its
lowest position. Always follow the fitting instructions
supplied with the appropriate child restraint system.
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Holding a baby or child in a person’s
arms is not a substitute for a child
restraint system. Do not use a seat belt to
restrain more than one person.
In an accident, a baby or child held in a
person’s arms can be crushed between
the vehicle’s interior and a restrained
The child can also be injured by hitting
the interior or by being thrown from the
vehicle during a sudden manoeuvre or
Injury can also be caused if the baby or
child is allowed to ride on the seat
unrestrained. Other occupants should
also be properly restrained to help reduce
the chance of injuring the child.
Do not allow children to stand in the
space between the seats, or on the
passenger seats.
1. Do not try to put an adult seat belt
around two children.
2. Choose a child seat that sits
securely on the seat cushion and
against the seat back.
Choosing a suitable child seat
Before you buy a child seat, it is
important to note that your child’s
weight, rather than age, determines the
type of seat that is required.
Jaguar recommends that a rearfacing seat with a harness is used for
as long as your infant’s development
allows. Do not use a forward-facing seat
until your child is able to sit up unaided.
Up to the age of 2, a child’s spine and
neck are not sufficiently developed to
avoid injury in a frontal impact.
Always use the top tether to secure a
forward facing child seat where
possible (refer to page 3-18).
When choosing a child seat, it is also
important to consider how you plan to
use it. For longer journeys, a reclining
seat may offer added comfort and
support for a sleeping child, while a
lightweight design may be easier to lift in
and out of the vehicle. It is also worth
noting that some children are more
suited to a harness-style seat than a
booster seat during their toddler years.
Because child seats vary in shape,
certain designs may be more stable when
mounted on the outer rear seating
positions, rather than in the centre.
Always check that the child seat can be
mounted securely in the required
position: if in doubt, speak to your Jaguar
We strongly advise that you do not buy or
use a second-hand child seat. The seat
may have been used inappropriately,
or involved in an accident. In such
circumstances, the seat may not protect
your child.
LATCH seats
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for
CHildren) child seats have two rigid or
webbing mounted attachments that can
connect to two anchors provided at
specific seating positions in your vehicle.
This eliminates the need to use seat belts
to secure this type of child seat.
For forward facing child seats, the top
tether strap must also be attached to the
anchor point located on the parcel shelf.
The vehicle has LATCH anchors to install
a child seat in either of the rear outboard
seating positions. Refer to page 3-16 for
more details.
Before driving
Securing child restraints with an
adult seat belt
All passenger seat belts (not the driver’s)
have an automatic locking device for use
with child seats.
If engaged, this device allows the belt to
be retracted (tightened) but not pulled
out. When used to secure a child seat,
therefore, the belt will automatically lock
at any point to which it has retracted.
Always ensure that child restraint
assemblies are fitted in strict accordance
with the child restraint manufacturer’s
instructions. Keep the fitting instructions
for future reference.
The following checks should always be
carried out:
• Fit the child seat in the correct
position and secure with the seat belt
in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions.
If necessary, remove the headrest to
accommodate a larger child seat.
• Pull the seat belt all the way out to
engage the locking device.
• To fix the seat firmly, retract the belt
back onto the reel; a ratchet
operation will be felt as the belt
retracts. Continue to pay the belt back
onto the reel until it fits snugly around
the child seat.
• Make sure the child seat is fitted
firmly to the car seat. There should
not be excessive forward or sideways
• Regularly check and refit the child
seat, to ensure there is no slack in the
• The seat belt must not be twisted and
the buckle must not rest on the child
seat frame, as it may snap open in an
• Never modify the seat, or install it
differently to the instructions.
The above is a guide only. Depending on
the features of a particular child seat,
e.g. forward or rearward facing, engage
the locking device before or after
attaching the belt, as convenient.
Unbuckling the belt and releasing the
child seat will allow the belt to resume its
normal operation.
Always secure an unoccupied child seat
safely. In an accident, an unsecured child
seat may pose a risk to the vehicle’s
Safe use of child restraints
Ensure there is no slack in the webbing
and the restraint fits the child snugly
across the rib cage and hips. These are
the parts of the body most able to take
the force of an impact.
• Ensure the path and position of an
integral harness across the shoulders
is appropriate for your child’s
development – consult the
manufacturer’s instructions.
• The lap strap should pass across the
top of the child’s thighs, bearing on
the pelvis, not the abdominal area.
• Adjust the harness every time, so that
one or two fingers only can be
inserted between the child and
harness. Different clothing on a child
can make a difference to the correct
fitting of the harness.
• Make sure the harness webbing is not
• Never modify the seat harness or
buckles, as this may affect the quick
release mechanism.
• Always secure your child correctly,
even for the shortest journey.
• Follow the seat manufacturer’s
instructions for harness adjustments.
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Booster seats
If a booster seat is used, position the lap section of the adult seat
belt over the child’s pelvis. The diagonal seat belt should rest on
the child’s shoulder, not the neck.
The top tether must always be used to secure forwardfacing child seats. Refer to page 3-18.
Check list – non-LATCH child restraints
Follow the check list each time your child travels in the vehicle:
• Always attach the top tether when installing a
forward-facing seat.
• Carefully follow the instructions provided by the
manufacturer of the restraint system.
• Always use the appropriate child restraints and adjust
harnesses for every child, every trip.
• Avoid dressing your child in bulky clothing and do not place
any objects between the child and the restraint system.
• Regularly check the fit of your child seat and replace seats or
harnesses that show signs of wear.
• Ensure that you have removed all slack from the adult seat
• No child seat is completely child-proof. Encourage your
child not to play with the buckle or harness.
• Never leave a child unsupervised in the vehicle.
• Activate the rear door child safety locks (refer to Section 2).
• Ensure your child does not exit the vehicle from the side
where there is traffic.
• Set your child a good example – always wear your seat belt.
Before driving
LATCH child restraint system
The LATCH system allows LATCH-compatible child seats to be
secured directly and easily to the vehicle body without the use
of adult seat belts.
Many injuries to children in accidents are caused by the
incorrect fitting and tensioning of the adult seat belts, which are
normally used to secure child seats. The LATCH system reduces
the likelihood of incorrect fitting and is also quicker and simpler
to use.
The LATCH system uses two anchorage loops and a top tether
bracket fixed to the vehicle body. The LATCH child seats lock
onto the anchorage loops using either two straps with clips,
or two extendable legs. The child seats are also fitted with a
strap that clips onto the top tether bracket.
The anchorage loops are accessible through two trimmed
apertures at the back of the rear seat cushion. Pull back the
Velcro fastened flap to uncover the apertures.
Note: To ensure a LATCH child seat is installed safely, read all
the information provided on pages 3-16 to 3-19.
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Installing a LATCH seat
Consult your Jaguar Dealer to obtain a LATCH compatible seat.
Caution: When fitting a LATCH child seat, the seat
manufacturer’s instructions must always be followed.
The following is a guide only.
LATCH seats can only be installed in the rear outboard seating
positions. If necessary, remove the headrest.
LATCH seat with anchorage legs (A) – Fit the seat as follows:
1. Make sure the adult seat belts and buckles do not become
trapped behind the child seat.
2. Make sure there is nothing obstructing the seat mounting
mechanism at the anchorage points.
3. Make sure you do NOT trap the top tether strap behind the
child seat.
4. Fully extend the two anchorage legs on the child seat
(see manufacturer’s instructions).
5. Locate the slots on the ends of the legs onto the two LATCH
loops, then push the seat assembly rearwards until the legs
are positively engaged (a trigger operates to lock the
anchorage legs onto the loops).
6. Slide the seat rearwards along the legs until it is locked firmly
against the vehicle seat back. Confirm that it is securely
locked in position.
7. As a final check, firmly pull both sides of the seat to confirm
that it is correctly fixed in position.
LATCH seat with tether straps (B) – Clip the flexible lower
straps to the two LATCH loops. Adjust the length of each strap
until the seat is held firmly against the vehicle seat back.
The top tether must always be used to secure forwardfacing child seats.
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Child restraint top tether anchorages and brackets
The top of the child seat is connected by a short strap to the top
tether bracket to prevent the seat from rotating about the lower
anchorages. The top tether brackets are positioned on the rear
parcel shelf, under access covers, at the centre-line of each rear
seating position.
Pass the top tether strap under the vehicle rear head restraint to
connect to the top tether bracket on the parcel shelf. Adjust the
length of the top tether strap to hold the top of the child seat
against the vehicle seat back.
Make sure the child seat is securely fitted, and follow the check
list on page 3-19.
1. Do not install a LATCH child seat with flexible lower
attachments in the vehicle centre seat position.
The anchorage loops are only provided to install a
compatible child seat in the vehicle outboard seat
2. Child restraint anchorages are designed to withstand
only those loads imposed by correctly fitted child
seats. Under no circumstances are they to be used for
adult seat belts or for attaching other items or
equipment to the vehicle.
Before driving
Check list – LATCH child restraints
Follow the check list each time your child travels in the vehicle:
• Always attach the top tether when installing a
forward-facing seat.
• Carefully follow the instructions supplied with the child seat.
• Always give the seat a final pull to ensure the lower anchors
are secure, even if the seat has indicators to show that the
seat connectors are latched.
• Always use the appropriate child restraints and adjust
harnesses for every child, every trip.
• Make sure you use a seat with the correct weight range for
your child.
• Avoid dressing your child in bulky clothing and do not place
any objects between the child and the restraint system.
• Regularly check the fit of your child seat and replace seats or
harnesses that show signs of wear.
• No child seat is completely child-proof. Encourage your
child not to play with the buckle or harness.
• Never leave a child unsupervised in the vehicle.
• Activate the rear door child safety locks (refer to Section 2).
• Ensure your child does not exit the vehicle from the side
where there is traffic.
• Set your child a good example – always wear your seat belt.
The position of the digital clock depends on the equipment
fitted to the vehicle.
If a touch-screen is fitted to the vehicle, the clock will be
incorporated in the touch-screen display. Refer to Section 1 of
this handbook for instructions on how to adjust the time.
If the vehicle is not equipped with a touch-screen, the clock is
included in the audio display. Refer to the Audio System
Handbook for instructions on how to adjust the time.
With either type of clock, the time can also be displayed by the
message centre (refer to Section 4 of this handbook). The clock
displayed within the message centre cannot be adjusted
separately: it always shows the same time as the main clock.
Before driving
Seat adjustment
1. Do not make adjustments when
the vehicle is moving.
2. Front passengers must not ride
with the seat fully reclined.
Front seat adjustment
The front seats are adjusted electrically
by switches on the side of the seat
cushion. Adjustment can be made with or
without the ignition key inserted.
The number of seat adjustments varies
with the vehicle specification but all
options are given here. If a seat
movement is not specified for your
vehicle, the control switch will either not
be fitted or will not include that seat
function (switch movement will be
Seat adjustments for two people may be
stored and recalled by the driver position
memory system. See Memory setting on
page 3-28.
The full range of seat adjustments are:
A – Backrest angle (recline) and,
if specified, headrest height.
B – Seat fore and aft position and,
if specified, cushion height and front tilt:
• Move the switch forward or rearward
to change the seat fore and aft
• Move the centre or rear of the switch
up or down to adjust cushion height.
• Move the front of the switch up or
down to tilt the front of the cushion.
C – If specified, provides adjustable
lumbar support in the lower backrest.
Either of two options may be fitted:
• 2-way or 4-way switch: Press the
front or back of the switch to
increase/decrease lumbar support.
• 4-way switch only: Press the top or
bottom of the switch to adjust lumbar
support upwards or downwards.
D – If specified, varies the cushion length.
Moving the control will change the
distance between the front of the cushion
and the backrest.
Before driving
Manual head restraint adjustment
Adjust the head restraint so that it is just behind your
head and never behind your neck.
Where electrically adjusted headrests are not fitted (see Seat
adjustment on page 3-20), the front head restraints are
manually adjustable:
• To lower: Press the button in the escutcheon and push the
headrest into the seat back to the required height.
• To raise: Pull the headrest upwards.
• Swivel the head restraint forwards or backwards until it is
comfortably positioned behind your head.
Rear head restraints – All rear head restraints are adjustable
for height only.
Note: All headrests may be removed e.g. to fit a large child seat.
Hold the escutcheon button down and pull out the headrest.
Front seat heaters
The optional heated front seats incorporate heaters in the
backrests and cushions and have two heat settings. Each seat
has a heater switch on the centre console. With the ignition
switch in position ‘II’, press a switch to select the heat setting:
• A first press selects the higher temperature setting, indicated
by two red lights on the switch.
• A second press selects the lower temperature setting,
indicated by one red light.
• A third press turns the seat heater off; both indicator lights
The heater will automatically switch OFF after 10 minutes or if
the ignition is turned OFF or a fault is detected.
The heater will maintain a pre-set temperature while it is
switched on. Storage of the vehicle in a heated garage, body
heat or warm ambient temperatures may prevent operation of
the seat heater.
Before driving
Steering column
Do not adjust the steering column
whilst driving.
The steering column can be adjusted for
tilt and reach by operating the rotary/
joystick control switch (A) on the left side
of the steering column.
1. Turn the switch to the ‘COLUMN’
or ‘AUTO’ position.
2. Move the switch forwards or
backwards to adjust reach.
3. Move the switch up or down to adjust
Two column positions may be stored and
recalled by the driver position memory
system. See Memory setting on
page 3-28.
Entry/exit mode
Entry/exit mode provides automatic
movement of the steering column and
driver’s seat to allow easier entry to or
exit from the vehicle.
Entry/exit mode is selected by setting the
steering column adjustment switch to
the ‘AUTO’ position (B).
Exit – If the ignition key is in position ‘0’
and the driver’s door is opened or if the
ignition key is removed, the steering
column will move to the uppermost tilt
position and the seat will move slightly
Entry – When the key is next inserted in
the ignition switch and the door is closed,
the steering column and seat will return
to their previous positions. If, however,
the memorised driver position has been
changed (using the door MEMORY switch
or another key transmitter), the steering
wheel and seat will move to the new
Caution: Do not use steering wheel
mounted security devices since
movement of the steering wheel in
entry/exit mode could result in
damage to the vehicle (e.g. the
windscreen) or possible injury to the
Notes on entry/exit mode operation
1. If the adjustment switch is moved
away from ‘AUTO’ whilst the steering
column is tilted away, the steering
column will move back to its
memorised position when the key is
next inserted in the ignition and
entry/exit mode is then cancelled.
2. If the adjustment switch is moved
during entry/exit operation, steering
column movement will stop.
Before driving
Pedal Adjustment
Do not adjust the pedals whilst driving.
This optional facility enables the pedals to be moved towards or
away from the driver’s seat, providing extra adjustment for the
driving position. All pedals move together (no individual pedal
adjustment) and are electrically controlled from the combined
steering column/pedal adjust switch on the left side of the
steering column housing. The adjustment can be made with or
without the ignition key inserted.
To adjust the position of the pedals, turn the switch
to ‘PEDALS’, then push it forwards or rearwards to cause a
corresponding movement of the pedal assembly.
Two pedal positions may be stored and recalled by the driver
position memory system. See Memory setting on page 3-28.
Before driving
To lower a window, press and hold the rear of the switch until
the desired position is reached, then release.
To raise a window, press and hold the front of the switch until
the desired position is reached, then release.
If the switches are held for longer than 6 seconds, for example,
when attempting to overcome frozen or jammed windows,
the window drive will be switched off for a few seconds to
protect the window drive motors.
Window operation
The front and rear door windows are electrically operated.
Switches on the driver’s door control all door windows.
Passengers are provided with a switch to control their door
window only.
These switches will only operate the windows when the ignition
switch is in position ‘I’ or ‘II’.
1. When raising windows ensure all occupants are clear.
2. When leaving the vehicle take the ignition keys to
prevent misuse of the window switches by remaining
occupants, especially children.
One-touch operation
Each window has a ‘one-touch’ facility enabling the occupant to
fully open or close the window in one quick movement.
Press the switch briefly to close or open the window in one
movement. Window travel can be stopped at any time by
pressing the switch again.
Immobilising the rear windows
The rear windows can be immobilised from the driver’s door
controls to prevent passengers from operating their windows.
To immobilise the rear windows, press button (A) down to the
latched position i.e. flush with the bezel.
To enable rear window operation, press button (A) again so that
it is in the raised position with the white band showing.
Before driving
Window anti-trap protection
Each electrically operated window has an anti-trap protection
feature. If the upward movement of the window detects an
obstacle the anti-trap system will immediately stop the window
closing, then move it downwards for a short distance.
If the battery is disconnected or discharged the window
anti-trap feature is lost. When the battery is reconnected
or recharged the window anti-trap system must be reset.
To reset the electrically operated windows anti-trap
• Fully close the window, hold the switch in the close position
for two seconds and then release the switch. Wait for two
seconds, do not open the window.
• Again, select the same window to close, holding the switch
for a further two seconds.
• Check to confirm the operation by opening the window and
then use one touch operation to close the window.
• Repeat for the remaining electrically operated windows.
To override the anti-trap protection
The anti-trap system will also stop the window closing if a
blockage or resistance occurs e.g. in the window guide
channels. Typically this might be due to icing in winter but
could also be caused by damage or misalignment of the guide
channels or seals.
To override the anti-trap action:
• After the initial attempt to close the window, operate the
close switch a second time.
• When the window has reversed from the blockage, operate
the switch (within 10 seconds) until the window stops again
(it will not reverse on the third attempt).
• Immediately operate the close switch again. The window
will now move up a short distance with increased force to
override the blockage.
• Repeat the override action until the window has closed.
Each time the window stops, the switch must be operated
immediately to initiate further override action.
If this procedure fails to move the blockage, the anti-trap feature
will be lost and must be reset (see first column) after the
blockage has been cleared.
Thermal overload
If the windows are repeatedly opened and closed (e.g. by a
child), a protection system will de-activate window operation
for a short period to avoid overheating of the window motors.
Before driving
Door rear view mirrors
Both door mirrors are adjusted from the
driver’s door switchpack.
The four-way adjustment button (A)
moves the mirrors to the required
position. The selector switch (B) selects
the mirror to be moved, left for the lefthand side mirror and right for the righthand side mirror. When the selector
switch is in the centre position,
adjustment to either mirror is inhibited.
The mirror housings are designed to pivot
against the vehicle upon impact.
To return the mirror to its normal
position, manually reposition the housing
until it locks into place.
Door mirrors – power foldback
To assist parking by reducing the overall
vehicle width, an optional facility enables
the door mirrors to be folded back.
Set mirror selector switch (B) to the
centre position.
To fold the mirrors inwards, briefly press
the rear of button (A). Press the rear of
button (A) again to return the mirrors to
their normal driving position.
• Do not attempt to reposition power
fold mirrors manually. Always use the
• If a door mirror is knocked out of
position the mirror head will be loose.
To re-engage the mechanism, power
the mirror to the foldback position,
then outwards to the drive position.
Caution: If door mirrors have been
folded against the vehicle due to an
• Reposition power foldback
mirrors using the door switches.
• Reposition non-power foldback
mirrors manually.
Mirror heating
The door mirrors have heating elements
which work when the rear screen heater
is switched ON. The mirror heater will
clear all ice from the mirror surface.
Caution: Do not use a scraper to
remove ice from the mirrors as this
will damage the surface.
Electrochromic door mirrors
Electrochromic door mirrors are only
fitted together with an electrochromic
rear view interior mirror. The switches on
the interior mirror control the
electrochromic function for both door
and interior mirrors (see following
Before driving
Interior rear view mirror
Interior mirrors are either the manual dip
or electrochromic type.
Manual dip mirror
The interior rear view mirror can be
dipped to prevent glare from a following
vehicle’s headlamps by pulling lever (A).
Pushing the lever returns the mirror to its
daytime setting.
Adjusting the mirror – The mirror is
mounted on an adjustable arm (B) which
can be angled to change the mirror height
and lateral position.
Hold the arm and move to the desired
position and then readjust the mirror
Interior rear view mirror –
The interior rear view mirror is of the
electrochromic type, and is operated by
two buttons at the base of the mirror.
When switched on, the mirror darkens
automatically to prevent glare from a
following vehicle’s headlamps, and clears
when light levels return to normal or
when reverse gear is selected.
Where electrochromic door mirrors are
fitted, they are operated in conjunction
with the interior mirror by the same
buttons and function in the same
To operate: To switch on, press the
AUTO button. An LED will illuminate to
indicate that electrochromic operation is
selected. Press the OFF button to switch
off electrochromic operation.
1. Should a mirror assembly become
detached from the windscreen, it must
be refitted by a Jaguar Dealer.
2. Ensure that the windscreen in front of
the mirror is kept clean. Where fitted,
the moisture sensor for wiper
operation is located to the front of the
mirror casing. Any dirt may affect the
operation of this sensor.
Before driving
Memory setting
This optional facility enables the position
of the driver’s seat, steering column,
pedals and exterior rear view mirrors to
be memorised and recalled. Two different
driving position profiles can be entered in
the memory.
A key does not have to be in the ignition
switch for seat, mirror, steering column
or pedals adjustments, nor for memory
Setting a driving position
To store a driving position in the
1. Adjust the seat, steering column,
pedals and exterior rear view mirrors
to the desired positions.
2. Push the MEMORY button (A) and the
red LED in the switchpack will
illuminate for a five second period.
3. While the red LED is illuminated, push
button ‘1’, or ‘2’ to memorise the
configuration. The LED will go out and
a chime will indicate that the setting
procedure is complete. Additionally,
if the ignition is on (position ‘II’),
the message centre will display a
message that the settings have been
By repeating these three steps and
pressing the unused button (‘1’ or ‘2’),
a further driving position can be stored in
the memory.
To set a new driving position, adjust to
the desired position and perform steps 2
and 3. The previous memory will be
erased and the new position will be set.
Recalling a memorised position from
the door switchpack
The gear selector lever in automatic
transmission vehicles must be in ‘P’,
and for manual transmission vehicles the
parkbrake must be applied.
Press and release the appropriate
memory button (‘1’ or ‘2’). The seat,
steering column, pedals and door mirrors
will move automatically to the
memorised position.
Before driving
Memory recall using a key-ring
The key-ring transmitter will recall a
memory position when the unlock button
is pressed when set as follows:
1. Adjust the seat, steering column,
pedals and exterior rear view mirrors
to the desired positions.
2. Press the MEMORY button: The red
LED will illuminate for a five second
3. Press any button on the key-ring
transmitter and then press button ‘1’
or ‘2’. Both button presses must occur
while the red LED is illuminated.
4. Repeat for the other transmitter,
pressing the remaining memory
To cancel key-ring transmitter memory
1. Press the MEMORY button: The red
LED will illuminate for a five second
2. Press any button on the key-ring
transmitter (except the panic button,
if fitted) then press the MEMORY
button again. Both button presses
must occur while the red LED is
Driving position memory system
operating tips
• When making adjustments to a set
driving position, reset the new
position in the same memory channel.
• A driving position will only be
memorised during the five second
period when the red memory LED is
• Previous memory is erased when a
new driving position is entered.
Before driving
Luggage compartment
1. Locate heavy loads in the luggage
compartment towards the front of
the vehicle and secure them to
stop them sliding. Loose items can
be a hazard.
2. Do not drive with the luggage
compartment lid open as exhaust
fumes can be drawn into the
passenger compartment.
Luggage tie-down loops
Four metal loops are positioned in the
luggage compartment for attaching straps
to secure loads and prevent them from
sliding over the luggage floor.
These loops are not to be used for
securing passengers or animals nor as
anchorages for child restraints.
A range of Jaguar storage accessories,
including a luggage retaining net,
are available from your Dealer.
It is advisable to distribute luggage weight
evenly over the entire luggage floor area,
particularly to prevent permanent
damage to the seat trim when a seat has
been folded down.
Before driving
Rear seat back fold down
To provide a longer luggage compartment
area, the backs of the rear seat on most
models can be folded down in two parts
to give a 60/40 width split.
Release handles for each seat back are in
the luggage compartment under the
parcel shelf.
Pull the selected side handle to release
the seat back and then fold it onto the
seat cushion.
Ensure when folding the seat back down
that the armrest is stowed and that there
is sufficient clearance between the seat
back, including the headrest, and the
back of the front seat.
When returning the seat back to the
upright position ensure that the seat belts
are routed correctly and are not trapped
by the seat back. Press the seat back
firmly and check that it is locked securely
into place.
Before driving
Ski hatch
A two-door hatch is fitted to the rear seat
on some models, providing an opening
between the passenger and luggage
compartments. This allows space for skis
or similar objects to be stowed in the
vehicle. Both doors have a single catch.
The inner door is accessible after folding
down the armrest. To open the door, pull
the leather flap forward, press the
catch (A) downwards and gently lower
the door on to the armrest.
A bag for retaining the skis can now be
pulled from the receptacle into the
passenger compartment, and the strap (C)
loosened ready to accept the skis.
The other door is accessible from inside
the luggage compartment and is opened
by pushing the catch (B) and lowering the
Push the skis into the bag from the
luggage compartment and then secure
the skis using the strap provided on the
bag. Clip the strap connector (D) to the
centre rear seat belt buckle.
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