VAUXHALL Adam Owner'

Owner’s Manual Model Year 2014.5 Edition: August 2013 KTA-2744/3-VX-en
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VAUXHALL Adam
Owner’s Manual
Model Year 2014.5
Edition: August 2013
KTA-2744/3-VX-en
Contents
Introduction .................................... 2
In brief ............................................ 6
Keys, doors and windows ............ 18
Seats, restraints ........................... 30
Storage ........................................ 49
Instruments and controls ............. 68
Lighting ...................................... 101
Climate control ........................... 109
Driving and operating ................. 118
Vehicle care ............................... 149
Service and maintenance .......... 193
Technical data ........................... 196
Customer information ................ 207
Index .......................................... 210
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Introduction
Introduction
Introduction
Vehicle specific data
Please enter your vehicle's data on
the previous page to keep it easily
accessible. This information is
available in the sections "Service and
maintenance" and "Technical data"
as well as on the identification plate.
Introduction
Your vehicle is a designed
combination of advanced technology,
safety, environmental friendliness
and economy.
This Owner's Manual provides you
with all the necessary information to
enable you to drive your vehicle
safely and efficiently.
Make sure your passengers are
aware of the possible risk of accident
and injury which may result from
improper use of the vehicle.
You must always comply with the
specific laws and regulations of the
country that you are in. These laws
may differ from the information in this
Owner's Manual.
When this Owner's Manual refers to a
workshop visit, we recommend your
Vauxhall Authorised Repairer. For
gas vehicles, we recommend a
Vauxhall Authorised Repairer
licensed to service gas vehicles.
All Vauxhall Authorised Repairers
provide first-class service at
reasonable prices. Experienced
mechanics trained by Vauxhall work
according to specific Vauxhall
instructions.
The customer literature pack should
always be kept ready to hand in the
vehicle.
Using this manual
■ This manual describes all options
and features available for this
model. Certain descriptions,
including those for display and
menu functions, may not apply to
your vehicle due to model variant,
country specifications, special
equipment or accessories.
■ The "In brief" section will give you
an initial overview.
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■ The table of contents at the
beginning of this manual and within
each section shows where the
information is located.
■ The index will enable you to search
for specific information.
■ This Owner's Manual depicts lefthand drive vehicles. Operation is
similar for right-hand drive vehicles.
■ The Owner's Manual uses the
factory engine designations. The
corresponding sales designations
can be found in the section
"Technical data".
■ Directional data, e.g. left or right, or
front or back, always relate to the
direction of travel.
■ The vehicle display screens may
not support your specific language.
■ Display messages and interior
labelling are written in bold letters.
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Introduction
Danger, Warnings and
Cautions
9 Danger
Text marked 9 Danger provides
information on risk of fatal injury.
Disregarding this information may
endanger life.
9 Warning
Text marked 9 Warning provides
information on risk of accident or
injury. Disregarding this
information may lead to injury.
Caution
Text marked Caution provides
information on possible damage to
the vehicle. Disregarding this
information may lead to vehicle
damage.
Symbols
Page references are indicated with 3.
3 means "see page".
Thank you for choosing a Vauxhall.
We wish you many hours of
pleasurable driving.
Your Vauxhall Team
Introduction
5
6
In brief
In brief
Vehicle unlocking
Initial drive information
Press button c to unlock the doors
and load compartment. Open the
doors by pulling the handles.
To open the tailgate, press the brand
emblem at the bottom half.
Radio remote control 3 19, Central
locking system 3 20, Load
compartment 3 22.
In brief
Seat adjustment
Seat backrests
Seat height
Turn handwheel to adjust inclination.
Do not lean on backrest while
adjusting.
Seat position 3 31, Seat adjustment
3 32, Seat folding 3 33.
Lever pumping motion
up
= seat higher
down = seat lower
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Seat positioning
Pull handle, slide seat, release
handle.
Seat position 3 31, Seat adjustment
3 32.
9 Danger
Do not sit nearer than 25 cm from
the steering wheel, to permit safe
airbag deployment.
Seat position 3 31, Seat adjustment
3 32.
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In brief
Head restraint adjustment
Seat belt
Mirror adjustment
Interior mirror
Press release button, adjust height,
engage.
Head restraints 3 30.
Pull out the seat belt and engage in
belt buckle. The seat belt must not be
twisted and must fit close against the
body. The backrest must not be tilted
back too far (maximum approx. 25 °).
To release belt, press red button on
belt buckle.
Seat position 3 31, Seat belts
3 34, Airbag system 3 37.
To reduce dazzle, adjust the lever on
the underside of the mirror housing.
Interior mirror 3 26, Automatic antidazzle interior mirror 3 27.
In brief
Exterior mirrors
Steering wheel adjustment
Select the relevant exterior mirror and
adjust it.
Convex exterior mirrors 3 25,
Electric adjustment 3 25, Folding
exterior mirrors 3 26, Heated
exterior mirrors 3 26.
Unlock the lever, adjust the steering
wheel, then engage the lever and
ensure it is fully locked.
Do not adjust the steering wheel
unless the vehicle is stationary and
the steering wheel lock has been
released.
Airbag system 3 37, Ignition
positions 3 119.
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10
In brief
Instrument panel overview
In brief
1
2
3
Power windows ..................... 27
Exterior mirrors ..................... 25
Cruise control ..................... 129
Eco button for stop-start
system ................................. 120
Speed limiter ....................... 130
Side air vents ...................... 116
Turn and lane-change
signals, headlight flash,
low beam and high beam .... 104
Seat heating .......................... 34
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5
Parking assist ..................... 131
Heated steering wheel .......... 69
11 Info-Display .......................... 90
12 Hazard warning flashers .... 103
Control indicator for airbag
deactivation .......................... 82
Exit lighting ......................... 107
Parking lights ...................... 104
Buttons for Driver
Information Centre ................ 86
6 Instruments .......................... 76
7 Steering wheel controls ....... 68
8 Driver Information Centre ...... 86
9 Windscreen wiper,
windscreen washer
system, headlight washer
system, rear wiper, rear
washer system ...................... 70
10 Central locking system .......... 20
City mode ............................ 127
Fuel selector ......................... 77
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14
15
16
Control indicator for front
passenger seat belt ............. 81
Anti-theft alarm system
status LED ........................... 24
Centre air vents .................. 116
Side air vents passenger
side ..................................... 116
Glovebox .............................. 49
Fuse box ............................ 167
17 Climate control system ........ 109
18 Power outlet .......................... 75
19 AUX input, USB input ........... 10
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20 Selector lever, manual
transmission ....................... 123
21 Parking brake ...................... 125
22 Ignition switch with
steering wheel lock ............ 119
23 Horn ..................................... 69
Driver airbag ........................ 40
24 Bonnet release lever .......... 151
25 Steering wheel adjustment . . 68
26 Light switch ........................ 101
Headlight range
adjustment ......................... 103
Rear fog light ...................... 104
Brightness of instrument
panel illumination and
ambient light ....................... 105
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In brief
Exterior lighting
Turn light switch:
7 = lights off
8 = sidelights
9 = headlights
Headlight flash, high beam and
low beam
Automatic light control
AUTO = automatic light control:
exterior lighting is switched
on and off automatically
m
= activation or deactivation
of the automatic light
control
= sidelights
8
= headlights
9
Rear fog light
Press r in the light switch.
headlight flash = pull lever
high beam
= push lever
low beam
= push or pull lever
Automatic light control 3 102, High
beam 3 102, Headlight flash 3 102.
In brief
Turn and lane-change signals
Hazard warning flashers
Horn
lever up
= right turn signal
lever down = left turn signal
Operated with the ¨ button.
Hazard warning flashers 3 103.
Press j.
Turn and lane-change signals
3 104, Parking lights 3 104.
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In brief
Washer and wiper systems
Windscreen washer
Rear window wiper
Pull lever.
Windscreen washer system 3 70,
Washer fluid 3 153.
Press the rocker switch to activate the
rear window wiper:
upper
= continuous
switch
operation
lower switch = intermittent
operation
middle posi‐ = off
tion
Windscreen wiper
2 = fast
1 = slow
P = interval wiping or automatic
wiping with rain sensor
§ = off
For a single wipe when the
windscreen wiper is off, press the
lever down.
Windscreen wiper 3 70, Wiper
blade replacement 3 156.
In brief
Rear window washer
Climate control
Heated rear window, heated
exterior mirrors
Push lever.
Washer fluid is sprayed on the rear
window and the wiper wipes a few
times.
Rear window wiper/washer 3 71.
The heating is operated by pressing
the Ü button.
Heated rear window 3 29.
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Demisting and defrosting the
windows
■ Switch on cooling n.
■ Set temperature control to warmest
level.
■ Set fan speed to highest level.
■ Set air distribution control to l.
■ Switch on heated rear window Ü.
■ Open side air vents as required and
direct them towards the door
windows.
Climate control system 3 109.
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In brief
Transmission
Starting off
Manual transmission
Check before starting off
Reverse: with the vehicle stationary,
wait 3 seconds after depressing
clutch pedal and then press the
release button on the selector lever
and engage the gear.
If the gear does not engage, set the
lever to neutral, release the clutch
pedal and depress again; then repeat
gear selection.
Manual transmission 3 123.
■ Tyre pressure and condition 3 171,
3 206.
■ Engine oil level and fluid levels
3 151.
■ All windows, mirrors, exterior
lighting and number plates are free
from dirt, snow and ice and are
operational.
■ Proper position of mirrors, seats,
and seat belts 3 25, 3 31,
3 35.
■ Brake function at low speed,
particularly if the brakes are wet.
Starting the engine
■ Turn key to position 1
■ move the steering wheel slightly to
release the steering wheel lock
■ operate clutch and brake
■ do not operate accelerator pedal
■ turn key to position 3 and release
Starting the engine 3 119.
In brief
Stop-start system
If the vehicle is at a low speed or at a
standstill and certain conditions are
fulfilled, activate an Autostop as
follows:
■ Depress the clutch pedal
■ set the lever in neutral
■ release the clutch pedal
An Autostop is indicated by the
needle at the AUTOSTOP position in
the tachometer.
To restart the engine, depress the
clutch pedal again.
Stop-start system 3 120.
Parking
■ Always apply the parking brake.
Activate the manual parking brake
without pressing the release button.
Apply as firmly as possible on a
downhill slope or uphill slope.
Depress foot brake at the same
time to reduce operating force.
■ Switch off the engine. Turn the
ignition key to position 0 and
remove it. Turn the steering wheel
until the steering wheel lock is felt
to engage.
■ If the vehicle is on a level surface or
uphill slope, engage first gear
before switching off the ignition. On
an uphill slope, turn the front
wheels away from the kerb.
If the vehicle is on a downhill slope,
engage reverse gear before
switching off the ignition. Turn the
front wheels towards the kerb.
■ Lock the vehicle with button e on
the radio remote control.
Activate the anti-theft alarm system
3 24.
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■ Do not park the vehicle on an easily
ignitable surface. The high
temperature of the exhaust system
could ignite the surface.
■ Close the windows.
■ The engine cooling fans may run
after the engine has been switched
off 3 150.
■ After running at high engine speeds
or with high engine loads, operate
the engine briefly at a low load or
run in neutral for
approx. 30 seconds before
switching off, in order to protect the
turbocharger.
Keys, locks 3 18, Laying the vehicle
up for a long period of time 3 149.
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Keys, doors and windows
Keys, doors and
windows
Keys, locks
Key with foldaway key section
Keys
Replacement keys
Keys, locks ................................... 18
Doors ........................................... 22
Vehicle security ............................ 23
Exterior mirrors ............................ 25
Interior mirrors ............................. 26
Windows ...................................... 27
Roof ............................................. 29
The key number is specified in the
Car Pass or on a detachable tag.
The key number must be quoted
when ordering replacement keys as it
is a component of the immobiliser
system.
Locks 3 190.
Lock cylinders
Designed to free-wheel if they are
forcefully rotated without the correct
key or if the correct key is not fully
inserted. To reset, turn cylinder with
the correct key until its slot is vertical,
remove key and then re-insert it. If the
cylinder still free-wheels, turn the key
through 180° and repeat operation.
Press button to extend. To fold the
key, first press the button.
Car Pass
The Car Pass contains securityrelated vehicle data and should
therefore be kept in a safe place.
When the vehicle is taken to a
workshop, this vehicle data is needed
in order to perform certain operations.
Keys, doors and windows
Radio remote control
Used to operate:
■ Central locking system
■ Anti-theft locking system
■ Anti-theft alarm system
■ Power windows
The radio remote control has a range
of approx. 20 metres. It can be
restricted by external influences. The
hazard warning flashers confirm
operation.
Handle with care, protect from
moisture and high temperatures and
avoid unnecessary operation.
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Fault
If the central locking system cannot
be operated with the radio remote
control, it may be due to the following:
■ Range exceeded
■ Battery voltage too low
■ Frequent, repeated operation of the
radio remote control while not in
range, which will require resynchronisation
■ Overload of the central locking
system by operating at frequent
intervals, the power supply is
interrupted for a short time
■ Interference from higher-power
radio waves from other sources
Unlocking 3 20.
Basic settings
Some settings can be changed in the
Info-Display.
Vehicle personalisation 3 97.
Radio remote control battery
replacement
Replace the battery as soon as the
range reduces.
Batteries do not belong in household
waste. They must be disposed of at
an appropriate recycling collection
point.
Key with foldaway key section
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Keys, doors and windows
Extend the key and open the unit.
Replace the battery (battery type
CR 2032), paying attention to the
installation position. Close the unit
and synchronise.
Key with fixed key section
Have the battery replaced by a
workshop.
Radio remote control
synchronisation
After replacing the battery, unlock the
door with the key in the driver's door
lock. The radio remote control will be
synchronised when the ignition is
switched on.
Memorised settings
Whenever the key is removed from
the ignition switch, the following
settings are automatically memorised
by the key:
■ Lighting
■ Infotainment system
■ Central locking system
■ Comfort settings
The saved settings are automatically
used the next time the memorised key
is inserted into the ignition switch and
turned to position 1 3 119.
A precondition is that Personalization
by driver is activated in the personal
settings of the Info-Display. This must
be set for each key used.
Vehicle personalisation 3 97.
Unlocking
Central locking system
Unlocks and locks doors, load
compartment and fuel filler flap.
A pull on an interior door handle
unlocks the respective door. Pulling
the handle once more opens the door.
Note
In the event of an accident in which
airbags or belt pretensioners are
deployed, the vehicle is
automatically unlocked.
Note
A short time after unlocking with the
remote control the doors are locked
automatically if no door has been
opened.
Press button c.
Two settings are selectable:
■ To unlock only the driver's door,
load compartment and fuel filler
flap, press button c once. To unlock
both doors, press button c twice
or
■ press button c once to unlock
doors, load compartment and fuel
filler flap
The setting can be changed in the
Info-Display.
Vehicle personalisation 3 97.
Keys, doors and windows
The setting can be saved for the key
being used.
Memorised settings 3 20.
Unlocking and opening the tailgate
3 22.
Central locking buttons
Locks or unlocks doors, the load
compartment and fuel filler flap from
inside the passenger compartment.
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Fault in radio remote control
system
Unlocking
Locking
Close doors, load compartment and
fuel filler flap.
Press the e button to lock.
Press the c button to unlock.
Press button e.
If the driver's door is not closed
properly, the central locking system
will not work.
Manually unlock the driver's door by
turning the key in the lock. Switch on
the ignition and press the central
locking button c to unlock the
passenger door, load compartment
and fuel filler flap. By switching on the
ignition, the anti-theft locking system
is deactivated.
Locking
Manually lock the driver's door by
turning the key in the lock.
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Keys, doors and windows
Fault in central locking system
Unlocking
Manually unlock the driver's door by
turning the key in the lock. The
passenger door can be opened by
pulling the interior handle twice. The
load compartment and fuel filler flap
cannot be opened. To deactivate the
anti-theft locking system, switch on
the ignition 3 24.
Additionally it is configurable to
unlock the driver's door or both doors
after the ignition is switched off and
the ignition key is removed.
Settings can be changed in the
Info-Display.
Vehicle personalisation 3 97.
The settings can be saved for the key
being used 3 20.
Doors
Load compartment
Tailgate
Opening
Locking
Press inside locking knob of
passenger door. Then close the
driver's door and lock it from the
outside with the key. The fuel filler flap
and tailgate cannot be locked.
Automatic locking
This security feature can be
configured to automatically lock
doors, load compartment and fuel
filler flap as soon as a certain speed
is exceeded.
Press the brand emblem at the
bottom half to unlock and open the
tailgate.
Keys, doors and windows
Closing
gases, which cannot be seen or
smelled, could enter the vehicle.
This can cause unconsciousness
and even death.
Caution
Use interior handle.
Do not press the touchpad switch or
the emblem whilst closing as this will
unlock the tailgate again.
Central locking system 3 20.
General hints for operating
tailgate
9 Warning
Do not drive with the tailgate open
or ajar, e.g. when transporting
bulky objects, since toxic exhaust
Before opening the tailgate, check
overhead obstructions, e.g. a
garage door, to avoid damage to
the tailgate. Always check the
moving area above and behind the
tailgate.
Note
The installation of certain heavy
accessories onto the tailgate may
affect its ability to remain open.
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Vehicle security
Anti-theft locking system
9 Warning
Do not use the system if there are
people in the vehicle! The doors
cannot be unlocked from the
inside.
The system deadlocks all the doors.
All doors must be closed otherwise
the system cannot be activated.
If the ignition was on, the driver's door
must be opened and closed once so
that the vehicle can be secured.
Unlocking the vehicle disables the
mechanical anti-theft locking system.
This is not possible with the central
locking button.
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Keys, doors and windows
Activating
Activation
■ Self-activated 30 seconds after
locking the vehicle (initialisation of
the system)
■ Press button e on the radio remote
control twice within 15 seconds.
Status LED
Status during the first 30 seconds of
anti-theft alarm system activation:
LED illu‐ = test, arming delay.
minates
LED
= doors, tailgate or
flashes
bonnet not completely
quickly
closed, or system fault.
Status after system is armed:
LED flashes
= system is armed.
slowly
Seek the assistance of a workshop in
the event of faults.
Press button e on the radio remote
control twice within 15 seconds.
Deactivation
Unlocking the vehicle deactivates the
anti-theft alarm system.
Anti-theft alarm system
The anti-theft alarm system is
combined with the central locking
system.
It monitors:
■ Doors, tailgate, bonnet
■ Ignition
Alarm
Status LED is integrated in the sensor
on top of the instrument panel.
When triggered, the alarm sounds via
a power sounder, and the hazard
warning lights flash simultaneously.
The number and duration of alarm
signals are stipulated by legislation.
The alarm can be silenced by
pressing any button on the radio
remote control or by switching on the
ignition.
Keys, doors and windows
The anti-theft alarm system can only
be deactivated by pressing button c
on the radio remote control or by
switching on the ignition.
A triggered alarm, which has not been
interrupted by the driver, will be
indicated by the hazard warning
lights. They will flash quickly three
times when the vehicle is unlocked
with the radio remote control.
Vehicle messages 3 92.
If the vehicle's battery is to be
disconnected (e.g. for maintenance
work), the alarm siren must be
deactivated as follows: switch the
ignition on then off, then disconnect
the vehicle's battery within
15 seconds.
If the control indicator d flashes when
the ignition is on, there is a fault in the
system; the engine cannot be started.
Switch off the ignition and repeat the
start attempt.
If the control indicator continues
flashing, attempt to start the engine
using the spare key and seek the
assistance of a workshop.
Note
The immobiliser does not lock the
doors. You should always lock the
vehicle after leaving it and switch on
the anti-theft alarm system 3 20,
3 24.
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Exterior mirrors
Convex shape
The convex exterior mirror contains
an aspherical area and reduces blind
spots. The shape of the mirror makes
objects appear smaller, which will
affect the ability to estimate
distances.
Electric adjustment
Control indicator d 3 85.
Immobiliser
The system is part of the ignition
switch and checks whether the
vehicle is allowed to be started with
the key being used.
The immobiliser is activated
automatically after the key has been
removed from the ignition switch.
Select the relevant exterior mirror by
turning the control to left (L) or right
(R). Then swivel the control to adjust
the mirror.
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Keys, doors and windows
In position 0 no mirror is selected.
Heated mirrors
Folding mirrors
Interior mirrors
Manual anti-dazzle
For pedestrian safety, the exterior
mirrors will swing out of their normal
mounting position if they are struck
with sufficient force. Reposition the
mirror by applying slight pressure to
the mirror housing.
Operated by pressing the Ü button.
Heating works with the engine
running and is switched off
automatically after a short time.
Parking position
The exterior mirrors can be folded in
by pressing gently on the outer edge
of the housing, e.g. when in a
confined parking situation.
To reduce dazzle, adjust the lever on
the underside of the mirror housing to
the front or rear. Lever in the middle
position is the normal driving position.
If the vehicle is equipped with the
illuminated starlight panel, adjust the
lever to the front when anti-dazzling is
required. Starlight panel 3 105.
Keys, doors and windows
Automatic anti-dazzle
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Windows
Windscreen
Windscreen stickers
Do not attach stickers such as toll
road stickers or similar on the
windscreen in the area of the interior
mirror. Otherwise the detection zone
of the sensor in the mirror housing
could be restricted.
Power windows
Dazzle from following vehicles at
night is automatically reduced.
9 Warning
Take care when operating the
power windows. Risk of injury,
particularly to children.
Be careful when closing the
windows. Ensure that nothing
becomes trapped in them as they
move.
Switch on ignition to operate power
windows.
Retained power off 3 119.
Operate the switch for the respective
window by pushing to open or pulling
to close.
Pushing or pulling gently to the first
detent: window moves up or down as
long as the switch is operated.
Pushing or pulling firmly to the second
detent and then releasing: window
moves up or down automatically with
safety function enabled. To stop
movement, operate the switch once
more in the same direction.
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Keys, doors and windows
Initialising the power windows
Safety function
If the window glass encounters
resistance above the middle of the
window during automatic closing, it is
immediately stopped and opened
again.
Override safety function
In the event of closing difficulties due
to frost or the like, switch on the
ignition, then pull the switch to the first
detent and hold. The window moves
up without safety function enabled.
To stop movement, release the
switch.
Operating windows from outside
The windows can be operated
remotely from outside the vehicle.
Press and hold c button to open
windows.
Press and hold e button to close
windows.
Release button to stop window
movement.
If the windows are fully opened or
closed, the hazard warning lights will
flash twice.
Overload
If the windows are repeatedly
operated within short intervals, the
window operation is disabled for
some time.
If the windows cannot be closed
automatically (e.g. after
disconnecting the vehicle battery), a
warning message or a warning code
is displayed in the Driver Information
Centre.
Vehicle messages 3 92.
Activate the window electronics as
follows:
1. Close doors.
2. Switch on ignition.
3. Pull switch until the window is
closed and keep pulling for
additional 2 seconds.
4. Repeat for each window.
Keys, doors and windows
Heated rear window
A ticket holder is located on the
backside of the sun visor.
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Roof
Glass panel
Sunblind
Operated by pressing the Ü button.
Heating works with the engine
running and is switched off
automatically after a short time.
Sun visors
The sun visors can be folded down or
swivelled to the side to prevent
dazzling.
If the sun visors have integral mirrors,
the mirror covers should be closed
when driving.
Press the button in the handle to open
the sunblind and guide it backwards.
It rolls up automatically.
No intermediate positions are
possible.
To close, draw the sunblind to the
front and allow the button to engage.
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Seats, restraints
Seats, restraints
Head restraints ............................ 30
Front seats ................................... 31
Seat belts ..................................... 34
Airbag system .............................. 37
Child restraints ............................. 43
Head restraints
Adjustment
Position
Front head restraints, height
adjustment
9 Warning
Only drive with the head restraint
set to the proper position.
Press release button, adjust height,
engage.
The upper edge of the head restraint
should be at upper head level. If this
is not possible for extremely tall
people, set to highest position, and
set to lowest position for small people.
Seats, restraints
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Front seats
Rear head restraints, height
adjustment
Seat position
9 Warning
Only drive with the seat correctly
adjusted.
Pull the head restraint upwards and
let engage. To move downwards,
press the catch to release and push
the head restraint downwards.
Removal of rear head restraint
E.g. when using a child restraint
system 3 43.
Press both catches, pull the head
restraint upwards and remove.
Place the head restraint in a net bag
and secure the underside of the bag
with Velcro fasteners to the load
compartment floor. A suitable net bag
is available from your workshop.
■ Sit with buttocks as far back against
the backrest as possible. Adjust the
distance between the seat and the
pedals so that legs are slightly
angled when pressing the pedals.
Slide the front passenger seat as
far back as possible.
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Seats, restraints
■ Sit with shoulders as far back
against the backrest as possible.
Set the backrest rake so that it is
possible to easily reach the
steering wheel with arms slightly
bent. Maintain contact between
shoulders and the backrest when
turning the steering wheel. Do not
angle the backrest too far back. We
recommend a maximum rake of
approx. 25°.
■ Adjust the steering wheel 3 68.
■ Set seat height high enough to
have a clear field of vision on all
sides and of all display instruments.
There should be at least one hand
of clearance between head and the
roof frame. Your thighs should rest
lightly on the seat without pressing
into it.
■ Adjust the head restraint 3 30.
Seat adjustment
Seat positioning
9 Danger
Do not sit nearer than 25 cm from
the steering wheel, to permit safe
airbag deployment.
9 Warning
Never adjust seats while driving as
they could move uncontrollably.
9 Warning
Never store any objects under the
seats.
Pull handle, slide seat, release
handle. Allow seat to engage in
position.
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Seat backrests
Seat height
Seat folding
Turn handwheel to adjust inclination.
Do not lean on backrest while
adjusting.
Lever pumping motion
up
= seat higher
down = seat lower
Pull release lever towards the front
and fold backrest forwards. Then
slide seat forwards to the stop.
To restore, slide the seat backwards
to the stop. Lift backrest to upright
position without operating the release
lever. Let backrest engage.
The memory function allows the seat
to engage in its original position after
folding.
Do not operate handwheel for
backrest inclination while backrest is
folded forwards.
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Caution
When seat height is in the highest
position, push head restraints
down and fold up sun visors before
folding backrest forwards.
Seat heating is operational when
engine is running and during an
Autostop.
Stop-start system 3 120.
Seat belts
Heating
The seat belts are locked during
heavy acceleration or deceleration of
the vehicle holding the occupants in
the sitting position. Therefore the risk
of injury is considerably reduced.
Activate seat heating by pressing ß
button for the respective front seat.
Activation is indicated by the LED in
the button.
Pressing button ß once more
deactivates seat heating.
9 Warning
Fasten seat belt before each trip.
In the event of an accident, people
not wearing seat belts endanger
their fellow occupants and
themselves.
Seats, restraints
Seat belts are designed to be used by
only one person at a time. Child
restraint system 3 43.
Periodically check all parts of the belt
system for damage, pollution and
proper functionality.
Have damaged components
replaced. After an accident, have the
belts and triggered belt pretensioners
replaced by a workshop.
Note
Make sure that the belts are not
damaged by shoes or sharp-edged
objects or trapped. Prevent dirt from
getting into the belt retractors.
Seat belt reminder
Each seat is equipped with a seat belt
reminder, indicated for driver seat as
control indicator X in the tachometer
3 81, for front passenger seat as
control indicator k in the centre
console 3 78, and for rear seats by
symbols X in the Driver Information
Centre 3 86.
Belt force limiters
On the front seats, stress on the body
is reduced by the gradual release of
the belt during a collision.
Belt pretensioners
In the event of a head-on or rear-end
collision of a certain severity, the front
seat belts are tightened.
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modifications to belt pretensioner
components as this will invalidate
the vehicle type approval.
Three-point seat belt
Fastening
9 Warning
Incorrect handling (e.g. removal or
fitting of belts) can trigger the belt
pretensioners.
Deployment of the belt pretensioners
is indicated by continuous illumination
of control indicator v 3 82.
Triggered belt pretensioners must be
replaced by a workshop. Belt
pretensioners can only be triggered
once.
Note
Do not affix or install accessories or
other objects that may interfere with
the operation of the belt
pretensioners. Do not make any
Withdraw the belt from the retractor,
guide it untwisted across the body
and insert the latch plate into the
buckle. Tighten the lap belt regularly
while driving by pulling the shoulder
belt.
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Seats, restraints
Removing
Loose or bulky clothing prevents the
belt from fitting snugly. Do not place
objects such as handbags or mobile
phones between the belt and your
body.
9 Warning
The belt must not rest against hard
or fragile objects in the pockets of
your clothing.
Seat belt reminder X 3 81.
To release belt, press red button on
belt buckle.
Using the seat belt while
pregnant
9 Warning
The lap belt must be positioned as
low as possible across the pelvis
to prevent pressure on the
abdomen.
Seats, restraints
Airbag system
The airbag system consists of a
number of individual systems
depending on the scope of
equipment.
When triggered, the airbags inflate
within milliseconds. They also deflate
so quickly that it is often unnoticeable
during the collision.
9 Warning
If handled improperly the airbag
systems can be triggered in an
explosive manner.
Note
The airbag systems and belt
pretensioner control electronics are
located in the centre console area.
Do not put any magnetic objects in
this area.
Do not affix any objects onto the
airbag covers and do not cover them
with other materials.
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Each airbag is triggered only once.
Have deployed airbags replaced by
a workshop. Furthermore, it may be
necessary to have the steering
wheel, the instrument panel, parts of
the panelling, the door seals,
handles and the seats replaced.
Do not make any modifications to
the airbag system as this will
invalidate the vehicle type approval.
When the airbags inflate escaping hot
gases may cause burns.
Fault
If there is a fault in the airbag system
the control indicator v lights up and a
message or a warning code appears
in the Driver Information Centre. The
system is not operational.
Have the cause of the fault remedied
by a workshop.
Control indicator for airbag systems
3 82.
Child restraint systems on front
passenger seat with airbag
systems
Warning according to ECE R94.02:
EN: NEVER use a rearward-facing
child restraint on a seat protected by
an ACTIVE AIRBAG in front of it;
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY to the
CHILD can occur.
DE: Nach hinten gerichtete
Kindersitze NIEMALS auf einem Sitz
verwenden, der durch einen davor
befindlichen AKTIVEN AIRBAG
geschützt ist, da dies den TOD oder
SCHWERE VERLETZUNGEN DES
KINDES zur Folge haben kann.
FR: NE JAMAIS utiliser un siège
d'enfant orienté vers l'arrière sur un
siège protégé par un COUSSIN
GONFLABLE ACTIF placé devant lui,
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sous peine d'infliger des
BLESSURES GRAVES, voire
MORTELLES à l'ENFANT.
ES: NUNCA utilice un sistema de
retención infantil orientado hacia
atrás en un asiento protegido por un
AIRBAG FRONTAL ACTIVO. Peligro
de MUERTE o LESIONES GRAVES
para el NIÑO.
RU: ЗАПРЕЩАЕТСЯ
устанавливать детское
удерживающее устройство лицом
назад на сиденье автомобиля,
оборудованном фронтальной
подушкой безопасности, если
ПОДУШКА НЕ ОТКЛЮЧЕНА! Это
может привести к СМЕРТИ или
СЕРЬЕЗНЫМ ТРАВМАМ
РЕБЕНКА.
NL: Gebruik NOOIT een achterwaarts
gericht kinderzitje op een stoel met
een ACTIEVE AIRBAG ervoor, om
DODELIJK of ERNSTIG LETSEL van
het KIND te voorkomen.
DA: Brug ALDRIG en bagudvendt
autostol på et forsæde med AKTIV
AIRBAG, BARNET kan komme i
LIVSFARE eller komme ALVORLIGT
TIL SKADE.
SV: Använd ALDRIG en bakåtvänd
barnstol på ett säte som skyddas med
en framförvarande AKTIV AIRBAG.
DÖDSFALL eller ALLVARLIGA
SKADOR kan drabba BARNET.
FI: ÄLÄ KOSKAAN sijoita taaksepäin
suunnattua lasten turvaistuinta
istuimelle, jonka edessä on
AKTIIVINEN TURVATYYNY, LAPSI
VOI KUOLLA tai VAMMAUTUA
VAKAVASTI.
NO: Bakovervendt
barnesikringsutstyr må ALDRI brukes
på et sete med AKTIV
KOLLISJONSPUTE foran, da det kan
føre til at BARNET utsettes for
LIVSFARE og fare for ALVORLIGE
SKADER.
PT: NUNCA use um sistema de
retenção para crianças voltado para
trás num banco protegido com um
AIRBAG ACTIVO na frente do
mesmo, poderá ocorrer a PERDA DE
VIDA ou FERIMENTOS GRAVES na
CRIANÇA.
IT: Non usare mai un sistema di
sicurezza per bambini rivolto
all'indietro su un sedile protetto da
AIRBAG ATTIVO di fronte ad esso:
pericolo di MORTE o LESIONI
GRAVI per il BAMBINO!
EL: ΠΟΤΕ μη χρησιμοποιείτε παιδικό
κάθισμα ασφαλείας με φορά προς τα
πίσω σε κάθισμα που προστατεύεται
από μετωπικό ΕΝΕΡΓΟ ΑΕΡΟΣΑΚΟ,
διότι το παιδί μπορεί να υποστεί
ΘΑΝΑΣΙΜΟ ή ΣΟΒΑΡΟ
ΤΡΑΥΜΑΤΙΣΜΟ.
PL: NIE WOLNO montować fotelika
dziecięcego zwróconego tyłem do
kierunku jazdy na fotelu, przed
którym znajduje się WŁĄCZONA
PODUSZKA POWIETRZNA.
Niezastosowanie się do tego
zalecenia może być przyczyną
ŚMIERCI lub POWAŻNYCH
OBRAŻEŃ u DZIECKA.
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TR: Arkaya bakan bir çocuk emniyet
sistemini KESİNLİKLE önünde bir
AKTİF HAVA YASTIĞI ile
korunmakta olan bir koltukta
kullanmayınız. ÇOCUK ÖLEBİLİR
veya AĞIR ŞEKİLDE
YARALANABİLİR.
UK: НІКОЛИ не використовуйте
систему безпеки для дітей, що
встановлюється обличчям назад,
на сидінні з УВІМКНЕНОЮ
ПОДУШКОЮ БЕЗПЕКИ, інакше це
може призвести до СМЕРТІ чи
СЕРЙОЗНОГО ТРАВМУВАННЯ
ДИТИНИ.
HU: SOHA ne használjon hátrafelé
néző biztonsági gyerekülést előlről
AKTÍV LÉGZSÁKKAL védett ülésen,
mert a GYERMEK HALÁLÁT vagy
KOMOLY SÉRÜLÉSÉT okozhatja.
HR: NIKADA nemojte koristiti sustav
zadržavanja za djecu okrenut prema
natrag na sjedalu s AKTIVNIM
ZRAČNIM JASTUKOM ispred njega,
to bi moglo dovesti do SMRTI ili
OZBILJNJIH OZLJEDA za DIJETE.
SL: NIKOLI ne nameščajte otroškega
varnostnega sedeža, obrnjenega v
nasprotni smeri vožnje, na sedež z
AKTIVNO ČELNO ZRAČNO
BLAZINO, saj pri tem obstaja
nevarnost RESNIH ali SMRTNIH
POŠKODB za OTROKA.
SR: NIKADA ne koristiti bezbednosni
sistem za decu u kome su deca
okrenuta unazad na sedištu sa
AKTIVNIM VAZDUŠNIM
JASTUKOM ispred sedišta zato što
DETE može da NASTRADA ili da se
TEŠKO POVREDI.
MK: НИКОГАШ не користете детско
седиште свртено наназад на
седиште заштитено со АКТИВНО
ВОЗДУШНО ПЕРНИЧЕ пред него,
затоа што детето може ДА ЗАГИНЕ
или да биде ТЕШКО ПОВРЕДЕНО.
BG: НИКОГА не използвайте
детска седалка, гледаща назад,
върху седалка, която е защитена
чрез АКТИВНА ВЪЗДУШНА
ВЪЗГЛАВНИЦА пред нея - може да
се стигне до СМЪРТ или
СЕРИОЗНО НАРАНЯВАНЕ на
ДЕТЕТО.
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RO: Nu utilizaţi NICIODATĂ un scaun
pentru copil îndreptat spre partea din
spate a maşinii pe un scaun protejat
de un AIRBAG ACTIV în faţa sa;
acest lucru poate duce la DECESUL
sau VĂTĂMAREA GRAVĂ a
COPILULUI.
CS: NIKDY nepoužívejte dětský
zádržný systém instalovaný proti
směru jízdy na sedadle, které je
chráněno před sedadlem AKTIVNÍM
AIRBAGEM. Mohlo by dojít k
VÁŽNÉMU PORANĚNÍ nebo ÚMRTÍ
DÍTĚTE.
SK: NIKDY nepoužívajte detskú
sedačku otočenú vzad na sedadle
chránenom AKTÍVNYM AIRBAGOM,
pretože môže dôjsť k SMRTI alebo
VÁŽNYM ZRANENIAM DIEŤAŤA.
LT: JOKIU BŪDU nemontuokite atgal
atgręžtos vaiko tvirtinimo sistemos
sėdynėje, prieš kurią įrengta AKTYVI
ORO PAGALVĖ, nes VAIKAS GALI
ŽŪTI arba RIMTAI SUSIŽALOTI.
LV: NEKĀDĀ GADĪJUMĀ
neizmantojiet uz aizmuguri vērstu
bērnu sēdeklīti sēdvietā, kas tiek
aizsargāta ar tās priekšā uzstādītu
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AKTĪVU DROŠĪBAS SPILVENU, jo
pretējā gadījumā BĒRNS var gūt
SMAGAS TRAUMAS vai IET BOJĀ.
ET: ÄRGE kasutage tahapoole
suunatud lapseturvaistet istmel, mille
ees on AKTIIVSE TURVAPADJAGA
kaitstud iste, sest see võib
põhjustada LAPSE SURMA või
TÕSISE VIGASTUSE.
Beyond the warning required by
ECE R94.02, for safety reasons
never use a forward-facing child
restraint system on the passenger
seat with active front airbag.
Front airbag system
The front airbag system consists of
one airbag in the steering wheel and
one in the instrument panel on the
front passenger side. The location is
identified by the word AIRBAG.
The front airbag system is triggered in
the event of a front-end impact of a
certain severity. The ignition must be
switched on.
9 Warning
Optimum protection is only
provided when the seat is in the
proper position.
Seat position 3 31.
Keep the area in which the airbag
inflates clear of obstructions.
Fit the seat belt correctly and
engage securely. Only then is the
airbag able to protect.
Side airbag system
9 Danger
Do not use a child restraint system
on the passenger seat with active
front airbag.
Airbag deactivation 3 42.
The inflated airbags cushion the
impact, thereby reducing the risk of
injury to the upper body and head of
the front seat occupants
considerably.
Seats, restraints
The side airbag system consists of an
airbag in each front seat backrest.
The location is identified by the word
AIRBAG.
The side airbag system is triggered in
the event of a side impact of a certain
severity. The ignition must be
switched on.
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9 Warning
Keep the area in which the airbag
inflates clear of obstructions.
Note
Only use protective seat covers that
have been approved for the vehicle.
Be careful not to cover the airbags.
Curtain airbag system
The curtain airbag system consists of
an airbag in the roof frame on each
side. The location is identified by the
word AIRBAG on the roof pillars.
The curtain airbag system is triggered
in the event of a side-on impact of a
certain severity. The ignition must be
switched on.
The inflated airbags cushion the
impact, thereby reducing the risk of
injury to the upper body and pelvis in
the event of a side-on collision
considerably.
The inflated airbags cushion the
impact, thereby reducing the risk of
injury to the head in the event of a
side-on impact considerably.
9 Warning
Keep the area in which the airbag
inflates clear of obstructions.
The hooks on the handles in the
roof frame are only suitable for
hanging up light articles of
clothing, without coat hangers. Do
not keep any items in these
clothes.
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Airbag deactivation
The front passenger airbag system
must be deactivated if a child restraint
system is to be fitted on this seat. The
side airbag and curtain airbag
systems, the belt pretensioners and
all driver airbag systems will remain
active.
The front passenger airbag system
can be deactivated via a keyoperated switch on the right side of
the instrument panel.
Use the ignition key to choose the
position:
*OFF = front passenger airbag is
deactivated and will not
inflate in the event of a
collision. Control indicator
*OFF illuminates
continuously in the centre
console. A child restraint
system can be installed in
accordance with the chart
Child restraint installation
locations 3 45. No adult
person is allowed to
occupy the front
passenger seat.
VON = front passenger airbag is
active. A child restraint
system must not be
installed.
9 Danger
Risk of fatal injury for a child using
a child restraint system on a seat
with activated front passenger
airbag.
Risk of fatal injury for an adult
person on a seat with deactivated
front passenger airbag.
If the control indicator V illuminates
for approx. 60 seconds after the
ignition is switched on, the front
passenger airbag system will inflate
in the event of a collision.
If both control indicators are
illuminated at the same time, there is
a system failure. The status of the
system is not discernible, therefore
no person is allowed to occupy the
front passenger seat. Contact a
workshop immediately.
Seats, restraints
Change status only when the vehicle
is stopped with the ignition off.
Status remains until the next change.
Control indicator for airbag
deactivation 3 82.
Child restraints
Child restraint systems
We recommend the following
Vauxhall child restraint system which
are tailored specifically to the vehicle:
■ Group 0, Group 0+
VAUXHALL Baby cradle, with or
without ISOFIX base, for children
up to 13 kg
■ Group I
FAIR G 0/1 S ISOFIX, for children
fom 9 kg to 13 kg in this group
VAUXHALL Duo, for children fom
13 kg to 18 kg in this group
■ Group II, Group III
VAUXHALL Kid, VAUXHALL
Kidfix, TAKATA MAXI 2/3 for
children from 15 kg up to 36 kg
When a child restraint system is being
used, pay attention to the following
usage and installation instructions
and also those supplied with the child
restraint system.
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Always comply with local or national
regulations. In some countries, the
use of child restraint systems is
forbidden on certain seats.
9 Warning
When using a child restraint
system on the front passenger
seat, the airbag systems for the
front passenger seat must be
deactivated; if not, the triggering of
the airbags poses a risk of fatal
injury to the child.
This is especially the case if rearfacing child restraint systems are
used on the front passenger seat.
Airbag deactivation 3 42.
Selecting the right system
The rear seats are the most
convenient location to fasten a child
restraint system.
Children should travel facing
rearwards in the vehicle as long as
possible. This ensures that the child's
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backbone, which is still very weak, is
under less strain in the event of an
accident.
Suitable are restraint systems that
comply with ECE 44-03 or
ECE 44-04. Check local laws and
regulations for mandatory use of child
restraint systems.
Ensure that the child restraint system
to be installed is compatible with the
vehicle type.
Ensure that the mounting location of
the child restraint system within the
vehicle is correct.
Allow children to enter and exit the
vehicle only on the side facing away
from the traffic.
When the child restraint system is not
in use, secure the seat with a seat belt
or remove it from the vehicle.
Note
Do not affix anything on the child
restraint systems and do not cover
them with any other materials.
A child restraint system which has
been subjected to stress in an
accident must be replaced.
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Child restraint installation locations
Permissible options for fitting a child restraint system
On front passenger seat
Weight and age class
activated airbag
deactivated airbag
On rear seats
Group 0: up to 10 kg
or approx. 10 months
X
U1
U2 *
Group 0+: up to 13 kg
or approx. 2 years
X
U1
U2 *
Group I: 9 to 18 kg
or approx. 8 months to 4 years
X
U1
U2, 3 *
Group II: 15 to 25 kg
or approx. 3 to 7 years
U **
X
U*
Group III: 22 to 36 kg
or approx. 6 to 12 years
U **
X
U*
1
2
3
*
= Only if front passenger seat airbag system is deactivated. If the child restraint system is being secured using a threepoint seat belt, move seat height adjustment in the uppermost position. Adjust seat backrest inclination as far as
necessary to a vertical position to ensure that the belt is tight on the buckle side.
= Seat available with ISOFIX and Top-Tether mounting brackets 3 48.
= Remove rear head restraint when using child restraint systems in this group 3 30.
= Move the respective front seat ahead of the child restraint system in one of the foremost adjustment positions.
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** = Move the front passenger seat in the rearmost adjustment position. Move seat height adjustment in the uppermost
position and the headrest in the lowest position. Adjust seat backrest inclination as far as necessary to a vertical
position to ensure that vehicle safety belt runs forwards from the upper anchorage point.
U = Universal suitability in conjunction with three-point seat belt.
X = No child restraint system permitted in this weight class.
Permissible options for fitting an ISOFIX child restraint system
Weight class
Size class
Fixture
On front passenger seat
On rear seats
Group 0: up to 10 kg
E
ISO/R1
X
IL *
Group 0+: up to 13 kg
E
ISO/R1
X
IL *
D
ISO/R2
X
X
C
ISO/R3
X
X
D
ISO/R2
X
X
C
ISO/R3
X
X
B
ISO/F2
X
IL, IUF**
B1
ISO/F2X
X
IL, IUF**
A
ISO/F3
X
IL, IUF**
Group I: 9 to 18 kg
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IL
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= Suitable for particular ISOFIX restraint systems of the "specific-vehicle", "restricted" or "semi-universal" categories.
The ISOFIX restraint system must be approved for the specific vehicle type.
IUF = Suitable for ISOFIX forward-facing child restraint systems of universal category approved for use in this weight class.
X
= No ISOFIX child restraint system approved in this weight class.
*
= Move the respective front seat ahead of the child restraint system in one of the foremost adjustment positions.
** = Remove respective rear head restraint when using child restraint systems in this size class 3 30.
ISOFIX size class and seat device
A – ISO/F3
B – ISO/F2
B1 – ISO/F2X
C – ISO/R3
D – ISO/R2
E – ISO/R1
=
=
=
=
=
=
Forward-facing child restraint system for children of maximum size in the weight class 9 to 18 kg.
Forward-facing child restraint system for smaller children in the weight class 9 to 18 kg.
Forward-facing child restraint system for smaller children in the weight class 9 to 18 kg.
Rear-facing child restraint system for children of maximum size in the weight class up to 18 kg.
Rear-facing child restraint system for smaller children in the weight class up to 18 kg.
Rear-facing child restraint system for young children in the weight class up to 13 kg.
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ISOFIX child restraint
systems
Fasten vehicle-approved ISOFIX
child restraint systems to the ISOFIX
mounting brackets. Specific vehicle
ISOFIX child restraint system
positions are marked in the table by
IL.
The vehicle is equipped with guides in
the backrests to support the
installation of the child restraint
system. Open the flaps of the guides
to mount a child restraint system.
Remove rear head restraint before
mounting a child restraint system, if
required 3 45.
Top-tether fastening eyes
The vehicle has two fastening eyes
on the backside of the rear seats.
Top-Tether fastening eyes are
marked with the symbol : for a child
seat.
ISOFIX mounting brackets are
indicated by the ISOFIX logo on the
backrest.
In addition to the ISOFIX mounting,
fasten the Top-Tether strap to the
Top-Tether fastening eyes.
ISOFIX child restraint systems of
universal category positions are
marked in the table by IUF.
Remove rear head restraint before
mounting a child restraint system if
required 3 45.
Storage
Storage
Storage compartments ................ 49
Load compartment ....................... 60
Roof rack system ......................... 66
Loading information ..................... 66
Storage compartments
9 Warning
Do not not store heavy or sharp
objects in the storage
compartments. Otherwise, the
storage compartment lid could
open and vehicle occupants could
be injured by objects being thrown
around in the event of sharp
braking, a sudden change in
direction or an accident.
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Pull lever to open the glovebox cover.
The glovebox features a coin holder.
The intermediate shelf can be
removed.
The glovebox should be closed whilst
driving.
Cupholders
Glovebox
Cupholders are located in the console
between the front seats. They are
designed for different sizes.
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Storage
Additional cupholders or
bottleholders are located in the rear
side panels.
Front storage
Flexible cupholder strap
Door pockets in both doors are
designed to carry bottles.
A movable rubber strap is located in
the storage compartment in front of
the gear selector lever. Pull out the
strap to fix a cup or ashtray.
Storage compartments are located
below the light switch, in the centre
console in front of the gear selector
lever, in the door pockets and in the
side panels near the rear seats.
Storage
Rear carrier system
Rear carrier system for two
bicycles
electrically-powered bicycle to the
pull-out carrier. The maximum load on
the adapter is 20 kg.
The wheelbase of a bicycle must not
exceed 1.15 metre. Otherwise the
secure fastening of a bicycle is not
possible.
If not in use, the carrier system must
be slid back into the vehicle floor.
There must not be any objects on the
bicycles that could become loose
during transportation.
Caution
The rear carrier system (Flex-Fix
system) allows one bicycle to be
attached to a pull-out carrier
integrated into the vehicle floor. It is
possible to attach one further bicycle
on an adapter. The transportation of
other objects is not permitted.
The maximum load of the rear carrier
system is 50 kg with attached adapter
and 30 kg without attached adapter.
This allows the attachment of an
If the rear carrier system is
extended and the vehicle is fully
loaded, the chassis clearance will
be reduced.
Drive carefully whenever the road
has a strong inclination or when
driving over a ramp, bump, etc.
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Caution
Consult your bicycle dealer before
attaching bicycles with carbon
frames. The bicycles might get
damaged.
Extending
Open the tailgate.
9 Warning
No-one should be in the extension
zone of the rear carrier system,
risk of injury.
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Storage
Pull release lever up. The system
disengages and travels quickly out of
the bumper.
will not engage correctly, do not fit
objects to the system and slide the
system back. Seek the assistance
of a workshop.
Fold out tail lamps
Unfold number plate light
Completely pull out the rear carrier
system until you hear it engage.
Ensure that it is not possible to push
in the rear carrier system without
pulling the release lever again.
9 Warning
It is only permissible to fit objects
to the rear carrier system if the
system has been correctly
engaged. If the rear carrier system
Swivel hinges of both tail lamps
backwards as far as it will go.
Lift the number plate light and fold it
backwards.
Storage
Swivel both tail lamps backwards as
far as it will go.
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Lock the rear carrier system
Assembling the bicycle rack
Remove strap and swivel both
clamping levers sidewards as far as it
will go.
Otherwise safe functionality is not
guaranteed.
Lift the rack at the rear (1) and pull it
backwards.
Fold up the rack (2).
Fold out wheel recess
Remove strap and fold out the wheel
recess.
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Storage
Push down the rack (1) and swivel
handle (2) backwards to engage.
Press button (1) and insert left part of
rack into the right part (2).
Attaching the adapter
When carrying two bicycles, the
adapter must be fixed before
attaching the first bicycle.
Press button (1) and remove left part
of rack (2).
1. Apply the adapter to the rear
carrier system as shown in the
illustration.
Storage
2. Turn the lever (1) forwards and
hold, then lower the adapter (2) at
the rear.
3. Release lever and check if the
adapter is engaged securely.
4. Guide the strap attached to the
adapter underneath the lever for
folding back the rear carrier
system. Fasten the strap.
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Attaching the first bicycle
1. Rotate the pedals into position as
shown in the illustration and put
the bicycle on the wheel recess.
Make sure that the bicycle stands
centrally on the wheel recesses.
2. Attach the short mounting bracket
to the bicycle frame. Turn the
knob clockwise to fasten.
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Storage
3. Secure both bicycle wheels to the
wheel recesses using the strap
retainers.
4. Check the bicycle to make sure it
is secure.
Caution
Ensure gap between bicycle and
vehicle is at least 5 cm. If
necessary, loosen handlebar and
swivel sideways.
Attaching the second bicycle
The attachment of a second bicycle is
similar to the attachment of the first
bicycle. Additionally some steps must
be considered:
1. Always rotate the pedals into an
appropriate position before
putting on the bicycle.
2. Position the bicycles on the rear
carrier system alternately aligned
to the left and to the right.
3. Align the rear bicycle to the front
bicycle. The wheel hubs of the
bicycles must not touch each
other.
4. Attach the rear bicycle with the
longer mounting bracket and the
strap retainers as described for
the front bicycle. The mounting
brackets should be fixed in
parallel.
5. Additionally secure both bicycle
wheels of the rear bicycle to the
wheel recesses using the
tensioning straps.
It is recommended to attach a
warning sign at the rearmost bicycle,
to increase visibility.
Fold the rear carrier system
backwards
The rear carrier system can be folded
backwards to gain access to the load
compartment.
Storage
Removing bicycles
Undo strap retainers on both bicycle
tyres.
Turn knob anti-clockwise and remove
mounting brackets.
■ Without attached adapter:
Detaching adapter
1. Fold in wheel recesses.
Push the lever (1) to disengage and
hold.
Pull the rack (2) backwards to fold
the rear carrier system.
■ With attached adapter:
9 Warning
Take care when disengaging the
rear carrier system as it will tilt
backwards. Risk of injury.
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Hold frame (1) of rear bicycle with
one hand and pull the loop (2) to
disengage.
Hold rear bicycle with both hands
and fold the rear carrier system
backwards.
To increase visibility, the tail lights of
the vehicle are activated when the
rear carrier system is folded back.
9 Warning
When folding the rear carrier
system forwards again, take care
that the system is engaged
securely.
2. Unbutton the strap.
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Storage
3. Turn the lever (1) forwards and
hold.
4. Lift the adapter (2) at the rear and
remove.
Disassembling the bicycle rack
Press button (1) and reinstall rack (2).
Press button (1) and remove upper
part of rack (2).
Arrange mounting bracket as shown
in the illustration.
Swivel handle (1) sidewards to
disengage and lift the rack (2).
Storage
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Swivel both clamping levers inwards
as far as it will go. Fasten strap.
Fold in tail lamps
Fold the rack backwards, then push
forwards until it stops (1).
Press the rack down at the rear (2).
Fold in wheel recess
Fold in wheel recess. Fasten strap.
Stow the strap retainers accurately.
Unlock the rear carrier system
First swivel tail lamps (1) forwards as
far as it will go.
Then swivel hinges (2) forwards as far
as it will go.
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Storage
Load compartment
Fold in number plate light
The rear seat backrest is divided into
two parts. Both parts can be folded
down separately.
Load compartment extension
Remove the load compartment cover
if necessary.
Press the catch and push down the
head restraint.
Fold number plate light forwards.
Retracting the rear carrier system
Caution
Take care that all foldable parts,
e.g. wheel recesses and mounting
brackets, are stowed accurately.
Otherwise the rear carrier system
might get damaged when trying to
retract it.
Push the release lever up and hold.
Lift the system slightly and push it into
the bumper until it engages.
Release lever must return to original
position.
9 Warning
If the system cannot be correctly
engaged, please seek the
assistance of a workshop.
Insert seat belt latch plate into side
holder to protect the belt against
damage.
Storage
do so may result in personal injury
or damage to load or vehicle in the
event of heavy braking or collision.
Hook for carrier bags
Pull the strap on one or both
backrests and fold them down onto
the seat cushion.
To fold up, raise the backrests into
upright position and let them engage
audibly.
The backrests are properly engaged
when the red marks on both release
straps are not visible.
9 Warning
When folding up, ensure that
backrests are securely locked in
position before driving. Failure to
Use the hook at the right sidewall of
the load compartment for hanging up
carrier bags. Maximum load: 5 kg
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Rear storage
Storage box
A closable storage box is located in
the load compartment. The cover is
lockable by turning the knob. It must
be locked while driving.
To open, unlock and lift up the cover.
To remove the cover, open it and slide
sideways to the left.
The box can be separated by a
divider.
The storage box cover can be loaded
with max. 20 kg.
Removal
To gain access to the warning
triangle, the tyre repair kit (on some
versions), the mounting of the spare
wheel or for bulb replacement of the
tail lights, the storage box must be
removed:
■ Remove load compartment cover
3 62,
■ fold down rear backrests 3 60,
■ open the storage box,
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Storage
■ raise the lashing eyes on both sides
and turn the lock hooks to the front
to fix the box to the lashing eyes,
■ raise rear backrests and install load
compartment cover,
■ if equipped, stow the suitcase with
tyre repair kit in a chamber of the
storage box,
■ close and lock the cover.
■ turn the lock hooks on both sides to
the rear and push down the lashing
eyes in the recesses,
■ raise the storage box and place it
on the folded backrests,
■ remove storage box out of the load
compartment.
Installation
■ Place storage box on the folded
backrests,
■ lower the box in the load
compartment,
■ open the storage box,
Lift up the cover at the rear end. It
engages in a nearly vertical position.
Further opening up to head restraints
is possible. To close, move down the
cover beyond the engage point.
Removing
Load compartment cover
Do not place any objects on the cover.
Opening
Push cover upwards at the left and
right from the lower side and remove.
Fitting
Engage cover by pushing into guides
on both sides.
Storage
Rear floor storage cover
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Removal
Rear floor cover
Lift up rear floor cover.
Depending on the version, there are
vehicle tools, jacking equipment or a
tyre repair kit under the floor cover.
Tools 3 169, tyre repair kit 3 175.
Rear floor cover on version with
subwoofer box
Lift up rear part of floor cover to gain
access to the warning triangle.
When closing floor cover, ensure it is
fixed with the Velcro fastener.
Remove floor cover to gain access to
the tool box 3 169, tyre repair kit
3 175 and for bulb replacement of tail
lights:
■ Lift up and fold rear part to the front,
■ pull out the cover to the rear, it will
be lifted a little by a guide,
■ detach cover from the load
compartment.
To gain access to the right cover in
the load compartment, e.g. for bulb
replacement, fold down rear right
backrest and pull out the tool box
beside the subwoofer.
Bulb replacement 3 159.
Installation
■ Install tool box if removed,
■ place floor cover in load
compartment,
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Storage
General hint
Lashing eyes
9 Warning
■ move floor cover slowly to the front,
taking care that the guiding bolts
slide into the attachments of the
load compartment, and allow the
floor cover to lower into position,
■ close the floor cover by folding the
upper part to the rear, and fix it with
the Velcro fastener,
■ fold up rear backrests.
For safety reasons, stow all parts
in the load compartment in its
position, always drive with a
closed rear floor cover and, if
possible, with folded up rear
backrests.
Otherwise, vehicle occupants
could be injured by objects being
thrown around in the event of
sharp braking, a sudden change in
direction or an accident.
The lashing eyes are designed to
secure items against slippage, e.g.
using lashing straps or luggage net.
Storage
Warning triangle
The warning triangle is stowed with
elastic straps in the load
compartment below the tailgate.
If the vehicle is equipped with a
storage box in the load compartment,
remove the storage box to gain
access to the warning triangle 3 61.
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First aid kit
Version with subwoofer box: lift up the
rear part of the load compartment
floor cover. Pull the handle to remove
the warning triangle.
Rear floor storage cover 3 63.
Stow the first aid kit in the side panel
storage near the rear seats.
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Storage
Roof rack system
Loading information
Roof rack
For safety reasons and to avoid
damage to the roof, the vehicle
approved roof rack system is
recommended. For further
information contact your workshop.
Follow the installation instructions
and remove the roof rack when not in
use.
Mounting roof rack
Open the cover from each mounting
point by using a coin.
■ Heavy objects in the load
compartment should be placed
against the seat backrests. Ensure
that the backrests are securely
engaged. If objects can be stacked,
heavier objects should be placed at
the bottom.
■ Secure objects with lashing straps
attached to the lashing eyes 3 64.
■ Use the hook at the right sidewall of
the load compartment for hanging
up carrier bags. Maximum load:
5 kg.
■ Secure loose objects in the load
compartment to prevent them from
sliding.
■ When transporting objects in the
load compartment, the backrests of
the rear seats must not be angled
forward.
■ Do not allow the load to protrude
above the upper edge of the
backrests.
■ Do not place any objects on the
load compartment cover or the
instrument panel, and do not cover
the sensor on top of the instrument
panel.
■ The load must not obstruct the
operation of the pedals, parking
brake and gear selector lever, or
hinder the freedom of movement of
the driver. Do not place any
unsecured objects in the interior.
■ Do not drive with an open load
compartment.
Storage
9 Warning
Always make sure that the load in
the vehicle is securely stowed.
Otherwise objects can be thrown
around inside the vehicle and
cause personal injury or damage
to the load or car.
■ The payload is the difference
between the permitted gross
vehicle weight (see identification
plate 3 196) and the EC kerb
weight.
To calculate the payload, enter the
data for your vehicle in the Weights
table at the front of this manual.
The EC kerb weight includes
weights for the driver (68 kg),
luggage (7 kg) and all fluids (tank
90 % full).
Optional equipment and
accessories increase the kerb
weight.
■ Driving with a roof load increases
the sensitivity of the vehicle to
cross-winds and has a detrimental
effect on vehicle handling due to
the vehicle's higher centre of
gravity. Distribute the load evenly
and secure it properly with retaining
straps. Adjust the tyre pressure and
vehicle speed according to the load
conditions. Check and retighten the
straps frequently.
Do not drive faster than 75 mph.
The permissible roof load is 50 kg.
The roof load is the combined
weight of the roof rack and the load.
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Instruments and controls
Instruments and
controls
Controls
Steering wheel controls
Steering wheel adjustment
Controls ....................................... 68
Warning lights, gauges and indi‐
cators ........................................... 76
Information displays ..................... 86
Vehicle messages ........................ 92
Trip computer ............................... 95
Vehicle personalisation ................ 97
Unlock lever, adjust steering wheel,
then engage lever and ensure it is
fully locked.
Do not adjust steering wheel unless
vehicle is stationary and steering
wheel lock has been released.
The Infotainment system, the cruise
control and a connected mobile
phone can be operated via the
controls on the steering wheel.
Further information is available in the
Infotainment manual.
Driver assistance systems 3 129.
Instruments and controls
Heated steering wheel
Activate heating by pressing *
button. Activation is indicated by the
LED in the button.
Horn
The recommended grip areas of the
steering wheel are heated quicker
and to a higher temperature than the
other areas.
Heating is operational when the
engine is running and during an
Autostop.
Stop-start system 3 120.
Press j.
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70
Instruments and controls
Windscreen wiper/washer
Adjustable wiper interval
Automatic wiping with rain sensor
Wiper lever in position P.
Turn the adjuster wheel to adjust the
desired wipe interval:
short
= turn adjuster wheel
interval
upwards
long
= turn adjuster wheel
interval
downwards
P = automatic wiping with rain
sensor
Windscreen wiper
2
1
P
§
=
=
=
=
fast
slow
interval wiping
off
For a single wipe when the
windscreen wiper is off, press the
lever down.
Do not use if the windscreen is frozen.
Switch off in car washes.
The rain sensor detects the amount of
water on the windscreen and
automatically regulates the frequency
of the windscreen wiper.
If the wiper frequency is above
20 seconds the wiper arm moves
slightly down to park position.
Instruments and controls
Adjustable sensitivity of the rain
sensor
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Pull lever. Washer fluid is sprayed
onto the windscreen and the wiper
wipes a few times.
Rear window wiper/washer
Keep the sensor free from dust, dirt
and ice.
Turn the adjuster wheel to adjust the
sensitivity:
low
= turn adjuster wheel
sensi‐
downwards
tivity
high
= turn adjuster wheel
sensi‐
upwards
tivity
Windscreen washer
Press the rocker switch to activate the
rear window wiper:
upper posi‐ = continuous
tion
operation
lower posi‐ = intermittent
tion
operation
middle posi‐ = off
tion
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Instruments and controls
Outside temperature
A drop in temperature is indicated
immediately and a rise in temperature
after a time delay.
Push lever. Washer fluid is sprayed
onto the rear window and the wiper
wipes a few times.
Do not use if the rear window is
frozen.
Switch off in car washes.
The rear window wiper comes on
automatically when the windscreen
wiper is switched on and reverse gear
is engaged.
Activation or deactivation of this
function can be changed in the
Info-Display.
Vehicle personalisation 3 97.
Illustration shows Colour-Info-Display
Illustration shows Graphic-InfoDisplay
Instruments and controls
If outside temperature drops to 3 °C,
a warning message is displayed in the
Driver Information Centre with
Uplevel-Display.
9 Warning
Note
Find a detailed description of the
menu operation in the user guide for
the Infotainment system.
Graphic-Info Display
Press the CONFIG button to open the
Settings menu.
Scroll through the list and select the
menu item Time Date to display the
respective submenu.
Set date
Set time
The road surface may already be
icy even though the display
indicates a few degrees above
0 °C.
Clock
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Press the MENU-TUNE knob to enter
the Set time submenu.
Turn the MENU-TUNE knob to
change the current value of the first
setting.
Press the MENU-TUNE knob to
confirm the set value.
The cursor then switches to the next
value. If all values are set, you are
automatically returned to the next
higher menu level.
Press the MENU-TUNE knob to enter
the Set date submenu.
Turn the MENU-TUNE knob to
change the current value of the first
setting.
Press the MENU-TUNE knob to
confirm the set value.
The cursor then switches to the next
value. If all values are set, you are
automatically returned to the next
higher menu level.
Set time format
To switch between the available
options, repeatedly press the
MENU-TUNE knob.
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Instruments and controls
Set date format
To switch between the available
options, repeatedly press the
MENU-TUNE knob.
RDS clock synchronization
The RDS signal of most VHF
transmitters automatically sets the
time. RDS time synchronisation can
take a few minutes. Some
transmitters do not send a correct
time signal. In such cases, it is
recommended to switch off the
automatic time synchronisation.
To switch between the options On
and Off, repeatedly press the
MENU-TUNE knob.
Colour-Info Display
Press the ; button and then select
the Settings screen button.
Select Time & date settings to display
the respective submenu.
Set time and date
Note
Find a detailed description of the
menu operation in the user guide for
the Infotainment system.
Set time format
To select the desired time format, tap
on the screen buttons 12 h or 24 h.
Set date format
To select the desired date format, tap
on the < and > screen buttons and
choose between the available
options.
To adjust the time and date settings,
tap on the H and I screen buttons.
RDS clock synchronization
The RDS signal of most VHF
transmitters automatically sets the
time. RDS time synchronisation can
take a few minutes. Some
transmitters do not send a correct
time signal. In such cases, it is
recommended to switch off the
automatic time synchronisation.
To activate or deactivate RDS clock
synchronization, tap on the screen
buttons On or Off.
Instruments and controls
Power outlets
Do not connect any current-delivering
accessories, e.g. electrical charging
devices or batteries.
Do not damage the outlet by using
unsuitable plugs.
Stop-start system 3 120.
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Ashtrays
Caution
To be used only for ash and not for
combustible rubbish.
Cigarette lighter
A 12 Volt power outlet is located in the
centre console.
Do not exceed the maximum power
consumption of 120 watts.
With ignition off, the power outlet is
deactivated. Additionally the power
outlet is deactivated in the event of
low vehicle battery voltage.
Electrical accessories that are
connected must comply with the
electromagnetic compatibility
requirements laid down in
DIN VDE 40 839.
The portable ashtray can be placed in
the cupholders.
The cigarette lighter is located in the
centre console.
Press in cigarette lighter. It switches
off automatically once the element is
glowing. Pull out lighter.
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Instruments and controls
Warning lights, gauges
and indicators
Odometer
Tachometer
The bottom line displays the recorded
distance in miles.
Displays the engine speed.
Drive in a low engine speed range for
each gear as much as possible.
Instrument cluster
The needles of the instruments briefly
rotate to the end position when the
ignition is switched on.
Speedometer
Trip odometer
Indicates vehicle speed.
The top line displays the recorded
distance since the last reset.
To reset, press the SET/CLR button
on the turn signal lever for a few
seconds 3 86.
Trip odometer counts up to a distance
of 2000 miles and then restarts at 0.
Caution
If the needle is in the red warning
zone, the maximum permitted
engine speed is exceeded. Engine
at risk.
Instruments and controls
Fuel gauge
Fuel selector
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Fuel for liquid gas operation 3 143.
Engine coolant
temperature gauge
Displays the fuel level or gas level in
the tank depending on the operation
mode.
Control indicator Y illuminates if the
level in the tank is low. Refuel
immediately if it flashes.
During liquid gas operation, the
system automatically switches over to
petrol operation when gas tanks are
empty 3 77.
Never run the tank dry.
Because of the fuel remaining in the
tank, the top-up quantity may be less
than the specified tank capacity.
Press button LPG to switch between
petrol and liquid gas operation. The
LED in the button shows the current
operating mode.
LED off
= petrol operation
LED illu‐
= liquid gas operation
minates
LED
= no switching is
flashes
possible, one type of
fuel is empty
As soon as the liquid gas tank is
empty, petrol operation is
automatically engaged until the
ignition is switched off.
Displays the coolant temperature.
left area = engine operating
temperature not yet
reached
central
= normal operating
area
temperature
right area = temperature too high
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Instruments and controls
Caution
If engine coolant temperature is
too high, stop vehicle, switch off
engine. Danger to engine. Check
coolant level.
Service display
The engine oil life system lets you
know when to change the engine oil
and filter. Based on driving
conditions, the interval at which an
engine oil and filter change will be
indicated can vary considerably.
In the Uplevel-Display, the remaining
oil life duration is displayed in the
Vehicle Information Menus.
In the Midlevel-Display, the remaining
engine oil life duration is displayed by
the control indicator I, therefore the
ignition must be switched on, with the
engine off.
The menu and function can be
selected via the buttons on the turn
signal lever.
To display the remaining engine oil
life duration:
Turn the adjuster wheel to select
Remaining Oil Life.
The system must be reset every time
the engine oil is changed to ensure
proper functionality. Seek the
assistance of a workshop.
Press the SET/CLR button to reset.
Therefore the ignition must be
switched on, with the engine off.
When the system has calculated that
engine oil life has been diminished,
Change Engine Oil Soon or a warning
code appears in the Driver
Information Centre. Have engine oil
and filter changed by a workshop
within one week or 300 miles
(whichever occurs first).
Driver Information Centre 3 86.
Service information 3 193.
Control indicators
Press the MENU button to select the
Vehicle Information Menu.
The control indicators described are
not present in all vehicles. The
description applies to all instrument
versions. Depending on the
equipment, the position of the control
indicators may vary. When the
Instruments and controls
ignition is switched on, most control
indicators will illuminate briefly as a
functionality test.
The control indicator colours mean:
red
= danger, important
reminder
yellow = warning, information, fault
green = confirmation of activation
blue
= confirmation of activation
white = confirmation of activation
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Instruments and controls
Control indicators in the instrument cluster
Instruments and controls
Control indicators in the centre
console
Bulb replacement 3 156, Fuses
3 164.
Turn signals 3 104.
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Seat belt status on rear seats
Seat belt reminder
Seat belt reminder on front
seats
X for driver's seat illuminates or
flashes red in the tachometer.
k for front passenger seat illuminates
or flashes red in the centre console,
when the seat is occupied.
Turn signal
O illuminates or flashes green.
Illuminates briefly
The parking lights are switched on.
Flashes
A turn signal or the hazard warning
flashers are activated.
Rapid flashing: failure of a turn signal
light or associated fuse.
Illuminates
After the ignition has been switched
on until the seat belt has been
fastened.
Flashes
After having started the engine for a
maximum of 100 seconds until the
seat belt has been fastened.
Fastening the seat belt 3 35.
X in the Driver Information Centre
flashes or illuminates.
Illuminates
After the ignition has been switched
on for a minimum of 35 seconds until
the seat belt has been fastened.
If an unfastened seat belt is fastened
whilst driving.
Flashes
After starting off when the seat belt is
unfastened.
Fastening the seat belt 3 35.
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Instruments and controls
Airbag and belt tensioners
v illuminates red.
When the ignition is switched on, the
control indicator illuminates for
approx. 4 seconds. If it does not
illuminate, does not go out after
4 seconds or illuminates whilst
driving, there is a fault in the airbag
system. Seek the assistance of a
workshop. The airbags and belt
pretensioners may fail to trigger in the
event of an accident.
Deployment of the belt pretensioners
or airbags is indicated by continuous
illumination of v.
9 Warning
Have the cause of the fault
remedied immediately by a
workshop.
Belt pretensioners, airbag system
3 34, 3 37.
Airbag deactivation
V illuminates yellow.
Illuminates for approx. 60 seconds
after the ignition is switched on. The
front passenger airbag is activated.
* illuminates yellow.
The front passenger airbag is
deactivated 3 42.
9 Danger
Risk of fatal injury for a child using
a child restraint system together
with activated front passenger
airbag.
Risk of fatal injury for an adult
person with deactivated front
passenger airbag.
Charging system
p illuminates red.
Illuminates when the ignition is
switched on and extinguishes shortly
after the engine starts.
Illuminates when the engine is
running
Stop, switch off engine. Vehicle
battery is not charging. Engine
cooling may be interrupted. The
brake servo unit may cease to be
effective. Seek the assistance of a
workshop.
Malfunction indicator light
Z illuminates or flashes yellow.
Illuminates when the ignition is
switched on and extinguishes shortly
after the engine starts.
Illuminates when the engine is
running
Fault in the emission control system.
The permitted emission limits may be
exceeded. Seek the assistance of a
workshop immediately.
Instruments and controls
Flashes when the engine is
running
Fault that could lead to catalytic
converter damage. Ease up on the
accelerator until the flashing stops.
Seek the assistance of a workshop
immediately.
Service vehicle soon
g illuminates yellow.
Additionally a warning message or a
warning code is displayed.
The vehicle needs a service.
Seek the assistance of a workshop.
Vehicle messages 3 92.
Brake and clutch system
Brake and clutch fluid level
R illuminates red.
The brake and clutch fluid level is too
low 3 153.
9 Warning
Stop. Do not continue your
journey. Consult a workshop.
Illuminates after the ignition is
switched on if the manual parking
brake is applied 3 125.
Operate pedal
- illuminates or flashes yellow.
Clutch pedal needs to be operated to
start the engine. Stop-start system
3 120.
Illuminates
Brake pedal needs to be operated to
release the electrical parking brake
3 125.
Flashes
Clutch pedal needs to be operated to
start the engine 3 119.
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Illuminates for a few seconds after the
ignition is switched on. The system is
ready for operation when the control
indicator extinguishes.
If the control indicator does not go out
after a few seconds, or if it illuminates
while driving, there is a fault in the
ABS. The brake system remains
operational but without ABS
regulation.
Antilock brake system 3 124.
Upshift
[ illuminates green as control
indicator, or is shown as a symbol in
the Driver Information Centre with
Uplevel-Display, when upshifting is
recommended for fuel saving
reasons.
On some versions gear shift
indication is popped up as full page in
the Driver Information Centre.
EcoFlex drive assistant 3 95.
Antilock brake system
(ABS)
Power steering
u illuminates yellow.
c illuminates yellow.
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Instruments and controls
Illuminates with power steering
reduced
Interference due to external sources
of ultrasound. Once the source of
interference is removed, the system
will operate normally.
Have the cause of the fault in the
system remedied by a workshop.
Ultrasonic parking assist 3 131.
stability, however, may deteriorate
depending on road surface
conditions.
Have the cause of the fault remedied
by a workshop.
Electronic Stability Control 3 126,
Traction Control system 3 126.
Illuminates with power steering
disabled
Electronic Stability Control
and Traction Control
system
Tyre pressure monitoring
system
Illumination of c and a
simultaneously
b flashes or illuminates yellow.
Power steering is reduced due to
overheating of the system. Control
indicator extinguishes when the
system has cooled down.
Stop-start system 3 120.
Failure in the power steering system.
Consult a workshop.
Power steering system has to be
calibrated, system calibration 3 127.
Ultrasonic parking assist
r illuminates yellow.
Fault in system
or
Fault due to sensors that are dirty or
covered by ice or snow
or
Flashes
The system is actively engaged.
Engine output may be reduced and
the vehicle may be braked
automatically to a small degree.
Illuminates
A fault in the system is present. A
warning message or warning code
appears in the Driver Information
Centre. Continued driving is possible.
The system is not operational. Driving
w illuminates or flashes yellow.
Illuminates
Tyre pressure loss. Stop immediately
and check tyre pressure.
Flashes
Fault in system or tyre without
pressure sensor mounted (e.g. spare
wheel). After 60-90 seconds the
control indicator illuminates
continuously. Consult a workshop.
Tyre pressure monitoring system
3 172.
Instruments and controls
Engine oil pressure
I illuminates red.
Illuminates when the ignition is
switched on and extinguishes shortly
after the engine starts.
Illuminates when the engine is
running
Caution
Engine lubrication may be
interrupted. This may result in
damage to the engine and/or
locking of the drive wheels.
1. Depress clutch.
2. Select neutral gear.
3. Move out of the flow of traffic as
quickly as possible without
impeding other vehicles.
4. Switch off ignition.
9 Warning
When the engine is off,
considerably more force is needed
to brake and steer. During an
Autostop the brake servo unit will
still be operational.
Do not remove key until vehicle is
stationary, otherwise the steering
wheel lock could engage
unexpectedly.
Check oil level before seeking the
assistance of a workshop 3 151.
Low fuel
Immobiliser
d flashes yellow.
Fault in the immobiliser system. The
engine cannot be started.
Exterior light
8 illuminates green.
The exterior lights are on 3 101.
High beam
C illuminates blue.
Illuminated when high beam is on or
during headlight flash 3 102.
Y illuminates or flashes yellow.
Rear fog light
Illuminates
r illuminates yellow.
The rear fog light is on 3 104.
Flashes
Cruise control
Level in fuel tank is too low.
Fuel used up. Refuel immediately.
Never run the tank dry.
Catalytic converter 3 123.
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m illuminates white or green.
Illuminates white
The system is on.
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Instruments and controls
Illuminates green
Cruise control is active.
Cruise control 3 129.
Door open
h illuminates red.
A door or the tailgate is open.
Information displays
Driver Information Centre
■ trip/fuel information
■ vehicle messages, displayed as
code numbers 3 92.
The Driver Information Centre (DIC)
is located in the instrument cluster
between speedometer and
tachometer. It is available as
Midlevel-Display or Uplevel-Display.
Midlevel-Display indicates:
■ overall odometer
■ trip odometer
■ some control indicators
■ vehicle information
Uplevel-Display indicates:
■ Vehicle Information Menu X
■ Trip/Fuel Information MenuW
■ EcoFlex Drive Assist Menu s
Select menu pages by presing the
MENU button; Menu symbols are
indicated in the top line of the display.
Instruments and controls
Vehicle Information Menu X
Some of the displayed functions differ
when the vehicle is being driven or at
a standstill. Some functions are only
available when the vehicle is being
driven.
Vehicle personalisation 3 97.
Memorised settings 3 20.
Selecting menus and functions
The menus and functions can be
selected via the buttons on the turn
signal lever.
Turn the adjuster wheel to highlight a
menu option or to set a numeric value.
Press the MENU button to switch
between the menus or to return from
a submenu to the next higher menu
level.
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Press the SET/CLR button to select a
function or to confirm a message.
Press the MENU button to select
X in the top line of the UplevelDisplay.
Turn the adjuster wheel to select a
submenu. Press the SET/CLR button
to confirm.
Follow the instructions given in the
submenus.
Possible submenus (depending on
the version) can be:
■ Unit: displayed units can be
changed
■ Tire Pressure: checks tyre pressure
of all wheels during driving 3 172
■ Tire Load: select tyre pressure
category according to the actually
inflated tyre pressure 3 172
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Instruments and controls
■ Speed Warning: if exceeding the
preset speed, a warning chime will
be activated
Selection and indication can be
different between Midlevel- and
Uplevel-Display.
Trip/Fuel Information Menu W
■ Remaining Oil Life: indicates when
to change the engine oil and filter
3 78
Press the MENU button to select
W in the top line of the UplevelDisplay.
Turn the adjuster wheel to select a
submenu. Press the SET/CLR button
to confirm.
■ Trip odometer 1
■ Trip odometer 2
■ Digital speed
Trip odometer 2 and digital speed are
only available on vehicles with
Uplevel-Display.
Reset trip odometer by pressing the
SET/CLR button on the turn signal
lever for a few seconds or by pressing
the reset knob between speedometer
and Driver Information Centre with
the ignition on.
On vehicles with trip computer more
submenus are available.
Selection and indication can be
different between Midlevel- and
Uplevel-Display.
Trip/Fuel Information Menu, Trip
Computer 3 95.
ECO Information Menu s
Press the MENU button to select
s in the top line of the UplevelDisplay.
Turn the adjuster wheel to select a
submenu. Press the SET/CLR button
to confirm.
Instruments and controls
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Submenus are:
■ Shift indication: Current gear is
indicated inside an arrow. The
figure above recommends
upshifting for fuel saving reasons.
Eco index display: The current fuel
consumption is indicated on a
segment display. For economical
driving, adapt your driving style to
keep the filled segments within the
Eco area. The more segments are
filled, the higher the fuel
consumption. Simultaneously the
current consumption value is
indicated.
■ Top Consumers: List of top comfort
consumers currently switched on is
displayed in descending order. Fuel
saving potential is indicated. A
switched-off consumer disappears
from the list and the consumption
value will be updated.
■ Economy Trend: Displays the
average consumption development
over a distance of 50 miles. Filled
segments display the consumption
in 5 mile steps and shows the effect
of topography or driving behaviour
on fuel consumption.
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Instruments and controls
Graphic-Info-Display,
Colour-Info-Display
Depending on the vehicle
configuration the vehicle has a
■ Graphic-Info-Display
or
■ Colour-Info-Display with TouchScreen functionality.
Both displays are located in the
instrument panel.
Graphic-Info-Display
Graphic-Info-Display indicates:
■ time 3 73
■ outside temperature 3 72
■ date 3 73
■ electronic climate control settings
3 112
■ Infotainment system, see
description in the Infotainment
manual
■ settings for vehicle personalisation
3 97
Selecting menus and settings
Menus and settings are accessed via
the display.
Press button CONFIG: Menu page
Settings is displayed.
Turn knob MENU-TUNE to select a
setting or value.
Press knob MENU-TUNE to confirm
a setting or value.
Press button BACK to exit a menu or
setting without changing or delete the
last character in a character
sequence. Press the button for a few
seconds to delete the entire entry.
To exit the Settings menu, press
button BACK in steps or press button
CONFIG after confirming the
changes.
Vehicle personalisation 3 97.
Memorised settings 3 20.
Colour-Info-Display
Instruments and controls
The Colour-Information-Display
indicates in colour:
■ time 3 73
■ outside temperature 3 72
■ date 3 73
■ electronic climate control settings
3 112
■ parking assist and advanced
parking assist instructions 3 131
■ Infotainment system, see
description in the Infotainment
manual
■ navigation, see description in the
Infotainment manual
■ system messages
■ vehicle messages 3 92
■ settings for vehicle personalisation
3 97
The type of information and how it is
displayed depends on the equipment
of the vehicle and the settings made.
Selecting menus and settings
Menus and settings are selected via
the touch screen display.
Vehicle personalisation 3 97.
Memorised settings 3 20.
Press button ;: Home page is
displayed.
Tap display icon Settings: Menu page
Settings is displayed. Select a setting
by tapping.
Tap selection once more to confirm a
setting or value.
Press display button q to exit a menu
or setting without changing or delete
the last character in a character
sequence.
To exit the Settings menu, press
display button q in steps or press
button ; after confirming the
changes.
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Instruments and controls
Vehicle messages
Messages are indicated mainly in the
Driver Information Centre (DIC), in
some cases together with a warning
and signal buzzer.
Vehicle messages on the
Midlevel-Display
5
Steering wheel is locked
7
Turn steering wheel, switch
ignition off and then on
9
Turn steering wheel, start
engine again
12
Vehicle overloaded
13
Compressor overheated
15
Centre high-mounted brake
light failure
16
Brake light failure
17
Headlight levelling malfunction
No. Vehicle message
18
Left low beam failure
1
Change engine oil
19
Rear fog light failure
2
No radio remote control
detected, depress clutch pedal
for a restart
20
Right low beam failure
21
Left sidelight failure
3
Engine coolant level low
22
Right sidelight failure
4
Air conditioning off
23
Reversing light failure
24
Number plate light failure
The vehicle messages are displayed
as code numbers.
Press the SET/CLR button, the
MENU button or turn the adjuster
wheel to confirm a message.
No. Vehicle message
Instruments and controls
No. Vehicle message
No. Vehicle message
25
Left front turn signal failure
67
Service steering wheel lock
26
Left rear turn signal failure
68
Service power steering
27
Right front turn signal failure
75
Service air conditioning
28
Right rear turn signal failure
76
35
Replace battery in radio remote
control
Service side blind spot alert
system
79
Top up engine oil
48
Clean side blind spot alert
system
82
Change engine oil soon
53
Tighten gas cap
84
Engine power reduced
56
Tyre pressure imbalance on
front axle
89
Service vehicle soon
95
Service airbag
57
Tyre pressure imbalance on
rear axle
58
Winter tyres detection
128 Bonnet open
59
Open and then close driver
window
134 Park assist fault, clean bumper
136 Service parking assist
60
Open and then close front
passenger window
174 Low vehicle battery
66
Service theft alarm system
120 Reduce speed for hill decent
control
258 Park assist off
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Vehicle messages on the
Uplevel-Display
The vehicle messages are displayed
as text. Follow the instructions given
in the messages.
The system displays messages
regarding the following topics:
■ Fluid levels
■ Anti-theft alarm system
■ Brakes
■ Ride control systems
■ Cruise control, Speed limiter
■ Parking assist systems
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■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
Instruments and controls
Lighting, bulb replacement
Wiper/washer system
Doors, windows
Radio remote control
Seat belts
Airbag systems
Engine and transmission
Tyre pressure
Vehicle battery
Vehicle messages on the
Colour-Info-Display
Some important messages appear
additionally in the
Colour-Info-Display. Some
messages only pop up for a few
seconds.
Warning chimes
When starting the engine or
whilst driving
Only one warning chime will sound at
a time.
The warning chime regarding
unfastened seat belts has priority
over any other warning chime.
■ If seat belt is not fastened.
■ If a door or the tailgate is not fully
closed when starting off.
■ If a certain speed is exceeded with
parking brake applied.
■ If a programmed speed is
exceeded.
■ If a warning message or a warning
code appears in the Driver
Information Centre or Graphic-InfoDisplay.
■ If the parking assist or advanced
parking assist detects an object.
■ If the reverse gear is engaged and
the rear end carrier extended.
When the vehicle is parked and/
or the driver's door is opened
■ When the key is in the ignition
switch.
■ With exterior lights on.
During an Autostop
■ If the driver's door is opened.
Battery voltage
When the vehicle battery voltage is
running low, a warning message or
warning code 174 will appear in the
Driver Information Centre.
1. Switch off immediately electrical
consumers which are not required
for a safe ride, such as seat
heating, heated rear window or
other main consumers.
2. Charge the vehicle battery by
driving continuously for a while or
by using a charging device.
The warning message or warning
code will disappear after the engine
has been started two times
consecutively without voltage drop.
If the vehicle battery cannot be
recharged, have the cause of the fault
remedied by a workshop.
Instruments and controls
Trip computer
■ Trip odometer 1
■ Average consumption 1
■ Average speed 1
The menus and functions can be
selected via the buttons on the turn
signal lever 3 86.
Trip/Fuel Information Menu on
Uplevel-Display
Turn the adjuster wheel to select the
submenus:
Press the MENU button to select
W on the Uplevel-Display.
■ Trip odometer 2
■ Average consumption 2
■ Average speed 2
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Instruments and controls
When the fuel level in the tank is low,
a message appears on vehicles with
Uplevel-Display.
When the tank must be refuelled
immediately, a warning code or
warning message is displayed on
vehicles with Midlevel- and UplevelDisplay.
Additionally the control indicator Y in
the fuel gauge illuminates or flashes
3 85.
■ Digital speed
■ Range
■ Instantaneous consumption
Trip computer 1 and 2
The information of two trip computers
can be reset separately for odometer,
average consumption and average
speed by pressing the SET/CLR
button, making it possible to display
different trip information for different
drivers.
Trip odometer
Trip odometer displays the recorded
distance since a certain reset.
Trip odometer counts up to a distance
of 2,000 miles and then restarts at 0.
To reset, press the SET/CLR button
for a few seconds.
Fuel range
Range is calculated from current fuel
tank content and current
consumption. The display shows
average values.
After refuelling, the range is updated
automatically after a brief delay.
Fuel range LPG version
Display of approximate fuel range
available with the remaining fuel in
each respective fuel tank of gasoline
and LPG fuel, along with a total range
of both fuel types together. Switch
between the mode by pressing
SET/CLR button.
Average consumption
Display of average consumption. The
measurement can be reset at any
time and starts with a default value.
To reset, press the SET/CLR button
for a few seconds.
Instruments and controls
On vehicles with LPG engines:
Average consumption is indicated for
the currently selected mode; LPG or
Gasoline.
Instantaneous consumption
Display of the instantaneous
consumption.
On vehicles with LPG engines:
Instantaneous consumption is
indicated for the currently selected
mode; LPG or Gasoline.
Average speed
Display of average speed. The
measurement can be reset at any
time.
To reset, press the SET/CLR button
for a few seconds.
Digital speed
Digital display of the instantaneous
speed.
Vehicle personalisation
The vehicle's behaviour can be
personalised via changing the
settings in the Info-Display.
Some of the personal settings for
different drivers can be memorised
individually for each vehicle key.
Memorised settings 3 20.
Depending on vehicle equipment and
country-specific regulations some of
the functions described below might
not be available.
Some functions are only displayed or
active when the engine is running.
The following settings can be
selected:
Personal settings in the
Graphic-Info-Display
Press the CONFIG button for the
Settings menu.
Turn the MENU-TUNE control to
move to the desired setup menu, and
then press MENU-TUNE button.
■
■
■
■
■
Languages
Time Date
Radio settings
Phone settings
Vehicle settings
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Instruments and controls
In the corresponding submenus the
following settings can be changed:
Languages
Selection of the desired language.
Time Date
See Clock 3 73.
Radio settings
See Infotainment manual for further
information.
Phone settings
See Infotainment manual for further
information.
Vehicle settings
■ Climate and air quality
Auto fan speed: Modifies the level
of the cabin airflow of the climate
control in automatic mode.
Climate control mode: Controls the
state of the cooling compressor
when the vehicle is started. Last
setting (recommended) or at
vehicle start is either always ON or
always OFF.
Auto rear demist: Activates
automatically rear heated window.
■ Comfort settings
Chime volume: Change the volume
of warning chimes.
Personalization by driver: Activates
or deactivates the personalisation
function.
Rear auto wipe in reverse:
Activate or deactivate automatic
switching on of the rear window
wiper when reverse gear is
engaged.
■ Park assist / Collision detection
Park assist: Activate or deactivate
the ultrasonic sensors.
Side blind zone alert: Changes the
settings for the side blind spot alert
system.
■ Exterior ambient lighting
Exterior lighting by unlocking:
Activate or deactivate the entry
lighting.
Duration upon exit of vehicle:
Activate or deactivate and change
the duration of exit lighting.
■ Power door locks
Auto door unlock: Activates or
deactivates the automatic door
unlocking function after switching
off ignition.
Auto door lock: Activates or
deactivates the automatic door
locking function after switching on
ignition.
Stop door lock if door open:
Activate or deactivate the
automatic door locking function
while a door is open.
Delayed door lock: Activates or
deactivates the delayed door
locking function.
■ Remote locking, unlocking, starting
Remote unlock feedback:
Activate or deactivate the hazard
warning flasher feedback whilst
unlocking.
Passive door unlock: Change the
configuration to unlock only the
driver's door or the whole vehicle
whilst unlocking.
Instruments and controls
Time & date settings
See Clock 3 73.
Auto relock doors: Activates or
deactivates the automatic relock
function after unlocking without
opening the vehicle.
■ Restore factory settings:
Reset all settings to the default
settings.
Radio settings
See Infotainment manual for further
information.
Connection settings
See Infotainment manual for further
information.
Personal settings in the
Colour-Info-Display
When audio is switched on, press ;
on the control panel.
Press Settings.
The following settings can be
selected:
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■ Time & date settings
■ Radio settings
■ Connection settings
■ Vehicle settings
■ Language
■ Text scroll
■ Touch beep volume
■ Max startup volume
■ System version
■ DivX®) VOD
In the corresponding submenus the
following settings can be changed:
Vehicle settings
■ Climate & air quality
Auto fan speed: Modifies the level
of the cabin airflow of the climate
control in automatic mode.
Climate control mode: Controls the
state of the cooling compressor
when the vehicle is started. Last
setting (recommended) or at
vehicle start is either always ON or
always OFF.
Auto rear defog: Activates
automatically rear heated window.
■ Comfort & convenience
Chime volume: Change the volume
of warning chimes.
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Instruments and controls
Personalization by driver: Activates
or deactivates the personalisation
function.
Auto wipe in reverse gear: Activate
or deactivate automatic switching
on of the rear window wiper when
reverse gear is engaged.
■ Collision / detection
Park assist: Activate or deactivate
the ultrasonic sensors.
Side blind zone alert: Changes the
settings for the side blind spot alert
system.
■ Lighting
Exit lighting: Activates or
deactivates and changes the
duration of exit lighting.
Vehicle locator lights: Activates or
deactivates the welcome lighting.
■ Power door locks
Auto door unlock: Activates or
deactivates the automatic door
unlocking function after switching
off ignition.
Auto door lock: Activates or
deactivates the automatic door
locking function after switching on
ignition.
Unlocked door anti lock out:
Activates or deactivates the
automatic door locking function
while a door is open.
Delayed door lock: Activates or
deactivates the delayed door
locking function.
■ Lock, unlock settings
Remote unlock light feedback:
Activates or deactivates the hazard
warning flasher feedback whilst
unlocking.
Remote door unlock: Changes the
configuration to unlock only the
driver's door or the whole vehicle
whilst unlocking.
Relock remotely unlocked doors:
Activates or deactivates the
automatic relock function after
unlocking without opening the
vehicle.
■ Vehicle factory settings: Restore
the setting values back to the
factory default settings.
Language
Selection of the desired language.
Text scroll
See Infotainment manual for further
information.
Touch beep volume
See Infotainment manual for further
information.
Max startup volume
See Infotainment manual for further
information.
System version
See Infotainment manual for further
information.
DivX®) VOD
See Infotainment manual for further
information.
Lighting
Lighting
Exterior lighting
Light switch
101
Light switch with Automatic light
control
Exterior lighting .......................... 101
Interior lighting ........................... 105
Lighting features ........................ 107
Turn light switch:
7 = lights off
8 = sidelights
9 = headlights
Control indicator 8 3 85.
Turn light switch:
AUTO = automatic light control: low
beam is switched on and
off automatically
depending on external
lighting conditions.
m
= activation or deactivation
of the automatic light
control. Switch turns back
to AUTO.
= sidelights
8
= headlights
9
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Lighting
The current status of the automatic
light control is displayed In the Driver
Information Centre with UplevelDisplay.
When switching on the ignition,
automatic light control is active.
When headlights are on, 8 lights up.
Control indicator 8 3 85.
Tail lights
Tail lights are illuminated together
with headlights and sidelights.
Automatic light control
When the automatic light control
function is switched on and the
engine is running, the system
switches between daytime running
light and headlights automatically
depending on the lighting conditions
and information given by the rain
sensor system.
Daytime running light 3 103.
High beam
Automatic headlight activation
During poor lighting conditions the
headlights are switched on.
Furthermore the headlights are
switched on if the windscreen wipers
have been activated for several
wipes.
Tunnel detection
When a tunnel is entered the
headlights are switched on without
any delay.
To switch from low to high beam,
push lever.
To switch to low beam, push lever
again or pull.
Headlight flash
To activate the headlight flash, pull
lever.
Lighting
Headlight range
adjustment
Headlights when driving
abroad
Manual headlight range
adjustment
The asymmetrical headlight beam
extends visibility at the edge of the
road at the passenger side.
However, when driving in countries
where traffic drives on the opposite
side of the road, adjust the headlights
to prevent dazzling of oncoming
traffic.
To adapt headlight range to the
vehicle load to prevent dazzling: turn
thumb wheel ? to required position.
0 = front seats occupied
1 = all seats occupied
2 = all seats occupied and load
compartment laden
3 = driver's seat occupied and load
compartment laden.
Turn adjuster on both headlight
housings 1/4 turn clockwise to set
tourist mode.
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Daytime running lights
Daytime running light increases
visibility of the vehicle during daylight.
They are switched on automatically
when ignition is on.
Hazard warning flashers
Operated by pushing the ¨ button.
In the event of an accident with airbag
deployment the hazard warning
flashers are activated automatically.
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Lighting
Turn and lane-change
signals
Switch the turn signal off manually by
moving the lever to its original
position.
Parking lights
Rear fog lights
lever up
= right turn signal
lever down = left turn signal
If the lever is moved past the
resistance point, the turn signal is
switched on constantly. When the
steering wheel moves back, the turn
signal is automatically deactivated.
For three flashes, e.g. when changing
lanes, press the lever until resistance
is felt and then release.
Move the lever to the resistance point
and hold for longer indication.
Operated by pushing the r button.
Light switch in position AUTO:
switching on rear fog light will switch
on headlights automatically.
When the vehicle is parked, the
parking lights on one side can be
activated:
1. Switch off ignition.
2. Move turn signal lever all the way
up (right parking lights) or down
(left parking lights).
Confirmed by a signal and the
corresponding turn signal control
indicator.
Lighting
Reversing lights
The reversing light comes on when
the ignition is on and reverse gear is
selected.
Interior lighting
Instrument panel
illumination control
Misted light covers
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Turn thumb wheel A and hold until
the desired brightness is obtained.
On vehicles with light sensor, the
brightness can only be adjusted when
the exterior lights are on and the light
sensor detects night conditions.
Interior lights
The inside of the light housing may
mist up briefly in poor, wet and cold
weather conditions, in heavy rain or
after washing. The mist disappears
quickly by itself; to help switch on the
headlights.
Front courtesy light
During entry and exit of the vehicle,
the courtesy light automatically
switches on and then off after a delay.
Brightness of the following lights can
be adjusted when the exterior lights
are on:
■ instrument panel illumination
■ ambient light
■ dome light
■ Info-Display
■ illuminated switches and operation
elements.
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Lighting
Operate rocker switch:
w
= automatic switching on
and off.
press u = on.
press v = off.
Ambient light comes on automatically
when switching off ignition and
extinguishes after opening a door.
Pressing button m after switching off
ignition; ambient light remains on for
60 minutes.
It is also activated with Entry lighting
3 107 and Exit lighting 3 107.
Note
In the event of an accident with
airbag deployment the courtesy
lights are turned on automatically.
Starlight panel
Dome light
Spotlight incorporated in the interior
lighting comes on when headlights
are switched on.
Ambient light
Ambient light consists of indirect
lights in the doors, in the instrument
panel below the heating and
ventilation unit and in the passenger
foot well. 8 colours can be selected by
a button in the roof console.
Operate button with ignition switched
on:
m one brief
= on or off.
press
S repeated
= colours change in
steps.
brief presses
S long press = colours change
continuously.
Ambient light can be dimmed with the
thumb wheel A together with the
instrument panel illumination 3 105.
The selected colour remains the next
time the ignition is switched on.
Starlight panel consists of approx.
64 LEDs in the roof. The intensity can
be dimmed with a button in the roof
console.
Lighting
Operate button with ignition switched
on:
m one brief
= on or off.
press
T repeated
= dimming
stepwise.
brief presses
T long press = dimming
continuously.
The selected intensity remains the
next time the ignition is switched on.
Starlight comes on automatically
when switching off ignition and
extinguishes after opening a door.
Pressing button m after switching off
ignition; ambient light remains on for
60 minutes.
It is also activated with Entry lighting
3 107 and Exit lighting 3 107.
Lighting features
Entry lighting
Welcome lighting
The following lights are switched on
for a short time by unlocking the
vehicle with the radio remote control:
■ headlights
■ tail lights
■ reversing light
■ number plate lights
■ instrument panel light
■ interior lights
Some functions are only operable
when it is dark outside to facilitate
locating the vehicle.
The lighting switches off immediately
when the ignition key is turned to
position 1 3 119.
Activation or deactivation of this
function can be changed in the
Info-Display.
Vehicle personalisation 3 97.
107
The settings can be saved for the key
being used 3 20.
The following lights will additionally
switch on when the driver's door is
opened:
■ all switches
■ Driver Information Centre
■ ambient light
■ starlight panel
Exit lighting
The following lights switch on if the
key is removed from the ignition
switch:
■ interior lights
■ instrument panel light (only when it
is dark)
■ ambient light
■ starlight panel
They will switch off automatically after
a delay and will be activated again if
the driver's door is opened.
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Lighting
Path lighting
Headlights, tail lights, reversing lights
and number plate lights illuminate the
surrounding area for an adjustable
time after leaving the vehicle.
Activating
Exit lighting is switched off
immediately if the turn signal lever is
pulled while the driver's door is open.
Activation, deactivation and duration
of this function can be changed in the
Info-Display. Vehicle personalisation
3 97.
The settings can be saved for the key
being used 3 20.
Battery discharge
protection
Vehicle battery state of charge
function
1. Switch off ignition
2. remove ignition key
3. open driver's door
4. pull turn signal lever
5. close driver's door
If the driver's door is not closed the
lights switch off after two minutes.
The function guarantees longest
vehicle battery life via a generator
with controllable power output and
optimised power distribution.
To prevent discharge of the vehicle
battery when driving, following
systems are reduced automatically in
two stages and finally switched off:
■ Auxiliary heater
■ Heated rear window and mirrors
■ Heated seats
■ Fan
In the second stage a message which
confirms the activation of the vehicle
battery discharge protection will be
displayed in the Driver Information
Centre.
Switching off electric lights
To prevent discharge of the vehicle
battery when the ignition is switched
off, some interior lights are switched
off automatically after some time.
Climate control
Climate control
Climate control systems ............. 109
Air vents ..................................... 116
Maintenance .............................. 117
Climate control systems
Heating and ventilation
system
109
Heating will not be fully effective until
the engine has reached normal
operating temperature.
Fan speed
Adjust the air flow by switching the fan
to the desired speed.
Air distribution
to head area
to head area and foot well
to foot well
to windscreen, front door
windows and foot well
l = to windscreen and front door
windows
M
L
K
J
=
=
=
=
Intermediate settings are possible.
Controls for:
■ Temperature
■ Fan speed
■ Air distribution
Heated rear window Ü 3 29.
Temperature
red = warm
blue = cold
110
Climate control
Demisting and defrosting the
windows
Note
If air distribution mode l is selected
while engine is running, an Autostop
will be inhibited until another air
distribution is selected.
If air distribution mode l is selected
while the engine is in an Autostop,
the engine will restart automatically.
Stop-start system 3 120.
In addition to the heating and
ventilation system, the air
conditioning system has controls for:
n = cooling
4 = air recirculation
Heated seats ß 3 34, Heated
steering wheel * 3 69.
Cooling n
Air conditioning system
■ Set temperature control to warmest
level.
■ Set fan speed to highest speed.
■ Set air distribution control to l.
■ Switch on heated rear window Ü.
■ Open side air vents as required and
direct them towards door windows.
■ For simultaneous warming of the
foot well, set air distribution control
to J.
Press button n to switch on cooling.
Activation is indicated by the LED in
the button. Cooling is only functional
when the engine is running and
climate control fan is switched on.
Climate control
Press button n again to switch off
cooling.
The air conditioning system cools and
dehumidifies (dries) as soon as the
outside temperature is slightly above
the freezing point. Therefore
condensation may form and drip from
under the vehicle.
If no cooling or drying is required,
switch off the cooling system to save
fuel. Activated cooling might inhibit
Autostops.
Stop-start system 3 120.
Air recirculation system 4
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Press button to activate air
recirculation mode. Activation is
indicated by the LED in the button.
Press button 4 again to deactivate
recirculation mode.
9 Warning
The exchange of fresh air is
reduced in air recirculation mode.
In operation without cooling the air
humidity increases, so the
windows may mist up from inside.
The quality of the passenger
compartment air deteriorates,
which may cause the vehicle
occupants to feel drowsy.
In warm and very humid ambient air
conditions, the windscreen might mist
up from outside, when cold air is
directed to it. If windscreen mists up
from outside, activate windscreen
wiper and deactivate l.
Maximum cooling
Briefly open the windows so that hot
air can disperse quickly.
■ Switch on cooling n.
■ Air recirculation system 4 on.
■ Set temperature control to coldest
level.
■ Set fan speed to highest level.
■ Set air distribution control to M.
■ Open all vents.
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Climate control
Demisting and defrosting the
windows V
Note
If air distribution mode l is selected
while engine is running, an Autostop
will be inhibited until another air
distribution is selected.
If air distribution mode l is selected
while the engine is in an Autostop,
the engine will restart automatically.
Stop-start system 3 120.
Electronic climate control
system
■ Switch on cooling n.
■ Set temperature control to warmest
level.
■ Set fan speed to highest level.
■ Set air distribution control to l.
■ Switch on heated rear window Ü.
■ Open side air vents as required and
direct them towards the door
windows.
Controls for:
■ Fan speed
■ Temperature
■ Air distribution
= Cooling
n
AUTO = Automatic mode
= Manual air recirculation
4
= Demisting and defrosting
V
Heated rear window Ü 3 29, Heated
seats ß 3 34, Heated steering wheel
* 3 69.
In Automatic mode temperature, fan
speed and air distribution are
regulated automatically.
Climate control
Climate control settings are shown on
the Graphic-Info-Display, or
depending on the version, on ColourInfo-Display. Setting modifications
are briefly popped-up in both
displays, superimposed over the
currently displayed menu.
The electronic climate control system
is only fully operational when the
engine is running.
Automatic mode AUTO
Basic setting for maximum comfort:
■ Press AUTO button, the air
distribution and fan speed are
regulated automatically. Activation
is indicated by the LED in the
button.
■ Open all air vents to allow
optimised air distribution in
automatic mode.
■ Press n to switch on optimal
cooling and demisting. Activation is
indicated by the LED in the button.
■ Set the preselected temperature
using the centre rotary knob.
Recommended temperature is
22 °C.
Temperature preselection
Set temperature by turning the centre
rotary knob to the desired value. It is
indicated in the display of the switch.
For reasons of comfort, change
temperature only in small increments.
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If the minimum temperature Lo is set,
the climate control system runs at
maximum cooling, if cooling n is
switched on.
If the maximum temperature Hi is set,
the climate control system runs at
maximum heating.
Note
If n is switched on, reducing the set
cabin temperature can cause the
engine to restart from an Autostop or
inhibit an Autostop.
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Climate control
Demisting and defrosting the
windows V
Setting of automatic rear window
heating can be changed in the
Info-Display. Vehicle personalisation
3 97.
Fan speed Z
Note
If the V button is pressed while the
engine is running, an Autostop will
be inhibited until the V button is
pressed again.
If the V button is pressed while the
engine is in an Autostop, the engine
will restart automatically.
Stop-start system 3 120.
■ Press button V. Activation is
indicated by the LED in the button.
■ Press button n for cooling.
Activation is indicated by the LED in
the button.
■ Temperature and air distribution
are set automatically and the fan
runs at high speed.
■ Switch on heated rear window Ü.
■ To return to previous mode: press
button V, to return to automatic
mode: press button AUTO.
Manual settings
Climate control system settings can
be changed by activating the buttons
and rotary knobs as follows.
Changing a setting will deactivate the
automatic mode.
Turn left rotary knob to decrease or
increase fan speed. The fan speed is
indicated in the Info-Display.
Turning knob to $: fan and cooling
are switched off.
To return to automatic mode: Press
AUTO button.
Climate control
Air distribution
Cooling n
Turn right rotary knob for desired
adjustment. Setting is indicated in the
Info-Display.
K = to foot well
9 = to windscreen, front door
windows and foot well
s = to windscreen and front door
windows
M = to head area via adjustable air
vents
L = to head area and foot well
Press button n to switch on cooling.
Activation is indicated by the LED in
the button. Cooling is only functional
when the engine is running and
climate control fan is switched on.
Press button n again to switch off
cooling.
The air conditioning system cools and
dehumidifies (dries) as soon as the
outside temperature is slightly above
the freezing point. Therefore
condensation may form and drip from
under the vehicle.
Return to automatic air distribution:
press button AUTO.
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If no cooling or drying is required,
switch off cooling to save fuel. When
the cooling system is switched off, no
engine restart will be requested by the
climate control system during an
Autostop. Exception: defrost system
is activated and outside temperature
above 0° C requests a restart.
The status of cooling operation is
indicated in the Info-Display.
Activation or deactivation of cooling
operation after engine start can be
changed in the Info-Display. Vehicle
personalisation 3 97.
Air recirculation mode 4
116
Climate control
Press button 4 to activate air
recirculation mode. Activation is
indicated by the LED in the button.
Press button 4 again to deactivate
recirculation mode.
Air vents
Adjustable air vents
At least one air vent must be open
while the cooling is on.
9 Warning
The exchange of fresh air is
reduced in air recirculation mode.
In operation without cooling the air
humidity increases, so the
windows may mist up from inside.
The quality of the passenger
compartment air deteriorates,
which may cause the vehicle
occupants to feel drowsy.
In warm and very humid ambient air
conditions, the windscreen might mist
up from outside, when cold air is
directed to it. If windscreen mists up
from outside, activate windscreen
wiper and deactivate s.
Basic settings
Some settings can be changed in the
Info-Display. Vehicle personalisation
3 97.
Direct the flow of air by tilting and
swivelling the slats.
9 Warning
Adjust the air amount at the vent
outlet by turning the adjuster wheel.
The vent is closed when the adjuster
wheel is turned close to the left or
right.
Do not attach any objects to the
slats of the air vents. Risk of
damage and injury in case of an
accident.
Fixed air vents
Additional air vents are located
beneath the windscreen and door
windows and in the foot wells.
Climate control
Maintenance
Air intake
Air conditioning regular
operation
In order to ensure continuously
efficient performance, cooling must
be operated for a few minutes once a
month, irrespective of the weather
and time of year. Operation with
cooling is not possible when the
outside temperature is too low.
Service
The air intake in front of the
windscreen in the engine
compartment must be kept clear to
allow air intake. Remove any leaves,
dirt or snow.
Pollen filter
The pollen filter cleans dust, soot,
pollen and spores from the air
entering the vehicle through the air
intake.
For optimal cooling performance, it is
recommended to annually check the
climate control system, starting
three years after initial vehicle
registration, including:
■ Functionality and pressure test
■ Heating functionality
■ Leakage check
■ Check of drive belts
■ Cleaning of condenser and
evaporator drainage
■ Performance check
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118
Driving and operating
Driving and operating
Driving hints ............................... 118
Starting and operating ............... 118
Engine exhaust .......................... 123
Manual transmission .................. 123
Brakes ........................................ 124
Ride control systems ................. 126
Driver assistance systems ......... 129
Fuel ............................................ 143
Driving hints
Starting and operating
Control of the vehicle
New vehicle running-in
Never coast with engine not
running (except during
Autostop)
Do not brake unnecessarily hard for
the first few journeys.
During the first drive, smoke may
occur because of wax and oil
evaporating off the exhaust system.
Park the vehicle in the open for a
while after the first drive and avoid
inhaling the fumes.
During the running-in period fuel and
engine oil consumption may be
higher. Autostop may be inhibited to
allow for charging the vehicle battery.
Many systems will not function in this
situation (e.g. brake servo unit, power
steering). Driving in this manner is a
danger to yourself and others. All
systems function during an Autostop.
Stop-start system 3 120.
Idle boost
If charging of the vehicle battery is
required due to battery condition, the
power output of the generator has to
be increased. This will be achieved by
an idle boost which may be audible.
On vehicles with Uplevel-Display, a
message appears in the Driver
Information Centre.
Pedals
To ensure the pedal travel is
uninhibited, there must be no mats in
the area of the pedals.
Driving and operating
Ignition switch positions
Power to the Infotainment system will
continue to operate for 30 minutes or
until the key is removed from the
ignition switch, regardless of whether
any door will be opened.
Starting the engine
The following electronic systems can
work until the driver's door is opened
or at the latest for 10 minutes after the
ignition is switched off:
■ Power windows
■ Power outlets
Before restarting or to switch off the
engine, turn the key back to position
0.
During an Autostop, the engine can
be started by depressing the clutch
pedal.
Starting the vehicle at low
temperatures
The start of the engine without
additional heaters is possible down to
-30 °C. Required is an engine oil with
the correct viscosity, the correct fuel,
performed services and a sufficiently
charged vehicle battery.
0 = Ignition off
1 = Steering wheel lock released,
ignition off
2 = Ignition on
3 = Starting
Retained power off
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Automatic Starter Control
Operate clutch.
Do not operate the accelerator pedal.
Turn key briefly to position 3 and
release: an automatic procedure
operates the starter after a brief
delay, until the engine is running. See
Automatic Starter Control.
This function controls the engine
starting procedure. The driver does
not have to hold the key in position 3.
Once applied, the system will go on
starting automatically until the engine
is running. Because of the checking
procedure, the engine starts running
after a short delay.
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Driving and operating
Possible reasons for a non-starting
engine:
■ Clutch pedal not operated
■ Timeout occurred
Turbo engine warm-up
Upon start-up, engine available
torque may be limited for a short time,
especially when the engine
temperature is cold. The limitation is
to allow the lubrication system to fully
protect the engine.
Overrun cut-off
The fuel supply is automatically cut off
during overrun, i.e. when the vehicle
is driven with a gear engaged but
accelerator is released.
Stop-start system
Deactivation
The stop-start system helps to save
fuel and to reduce the exhaust
emissions. When conditions allow, it
switches off the engine as soon as the
vehicle is at a low speed or at a
standstill, e.g. at a traffic light or in a
traffic jam. It starts the engine
automatically as soon as the clutch is
depressed. A vehicle battery sensor
ensures that an Autostop is only
performed if the vehicle battery is
sufficiently charged for a restart.
Activation
The stop-start system is available as
soon as the engine is started, the
vehicle starts-off and the conditions
as stated below in this section are
fulfilled.
Deactivate the stop-start system
manually by pressing the eco button.
The deactivation is indicated when
the LED in the button extinguishes.
Autostop
If the vehicle is at a low speed or at a
standstill, activate an Autostop as
follows:
■ Depress the clutch pedal
■ set the lever in neutral
■ release the clutch pedal
The engine will be switched off while
the ignition stays on.
Driving and operating
An Autostop is indicated by the
needle at the AUTOSTOP position in
the tachometer.
During an Autostop, the heating and
brake performance will be
maintained.
Conditions for an Autostop
The stop-start system checks if each
of the following conditions is fulfilled:
■ The stop-start system is not
manually deactivated
■ the bonnet is fully closed
■ the driver's door is closed or the
driver's seat belt is fastened
■ the vehicle battery is sufficiently
charged and in good condition
■ the engine is warmed up
■ the engine coolant temperature is
not too high
■ the engine exhaust temperature is
not too high, e.g. after driving with
high engine load
■ the ambient temperature is above
-5° C
■ the climate control system allows
an Autostop
■ the brake vacuum is sufficient
■ the vehicle was driven at least at
walking speed since the last
Autostop
Otherwise an Autostop will be
inhibited.
Certain settings of the climate control
system may inhibit an Autostop. See
Climate control chapter for more
details 3 112.
Immediately after motorway driving
an Autostop may be inhibited.
New vehicle running-in 3 118.
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Vehicle battery discharge protection
To ensure reliable engine restarts,
several vehicle battery discharge
protection features are implemented
as part of the stop-start system.
Power saving measures
During an Autostop, several electrical
features such as auxiliary electric
heater or rear window heating are
disabled or switched into a power
saving mode. The fan speed of the
climate control system is reduced to
save power.
Restart of the engine by the
driver
Depress the clutch pedal to restart the
engine.
The engine start is indicated by the
needle at the idle speed position in
the tachometer.
If the selector lever is shifted out of
neutral before depressing the clutch
first, control indicator - illuminates
or is shown as a symbol in the Driver
Information Centre.
Control indicator - 3 83.
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Driving and operating
Restart of the engine by the
stop-start system
The selector lever must be in neutral
to enable an automatic restart.
If one of the following conditions
occurs during an Autostop, the
engine will be restarted automatically
by the stop-start system:
■ The stop-start system is manually
deactivated:
■ the bonnet is opened
■ the driver's seat belt is unfastened
and the driver's door is opened
■ the engine temperature is too low
■ the charging level of the vehicle
battery is below a defined level
■ the brake vacuum is not sufficient
■ the vehicle is driven at least at
walking speed
■ the climate control system requests
an engine start
■ the air conditioning is manually
switched on
If the bonnet is not fully closed, a
warning message is displayed in the
Driver Information Centre.
If an electrical accessory, e.g. a
portable CD player, is connected to
the power outlet, a brief power drop
during restart might be noticeable.
Parking
■ Do not park the vehicle on an easily
ignitable surface. The high
temperature of the exhaust system
could ignite the surface.
■ Always apply parking brake. Apply
manual parking brake without
pressing release button. Apply as
firmly as possible on downhill or
uphill slopes. Depress the foot
brake at the same time to reduce
operating force.
■ Switch off the engine and ignition.
Turn the steering wheel until the
steering wheel lock engages.
■ If the vehicle is on a level surface or
uphill slope, engage first gear
before switching off the ignition. On
an uphill slope, turn the front
wheels away from the kerb.
If the vehicle is on a downhill slope,
engage reverse gear before
switching off the ignition. Turn the
front wheels towards the kerb.
■ Lock the vehicle and activate the
anti-theft alarm system.
Note
In the event of an accident with
airbag deployment, the engine is
turned off automatically if the vehicle
comes to a standstill within a certain
time.
Driving and operating
Engine exhaust
9 Danger
Engine exhaust gases contain
poisonous carbon monoxide,
which is colourless and odourless
and could be fatal if inhaled.
If exhaust gases enter the interior
of the vehicle, open the windows.
Have the cause of the fault
rectified by a workshop.
Avoid driving with an open load
compartment, otherwise exhaust
gases could enter the vehicle.
Catalytic converter
The catalytic converter reduces the
amount of harmful substances in the
exhaust gases.
Caution
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Manual transmission
Fuel grades other than those listed
on pages 3 143, 3 201 could
damage the catalytic converter or
electronic components.
Unburnt petrol will overheat and
damage the catalytic converter.
Therefore avoid excessive use of
the starter, running the fuel tank
dry and starting the engine by
pushing or towing.
In the event of misfiring, uneven
engine running, a reduction in engine
performance or other unusual
problems, have the cause of the fault
rectified by a workshop as soon as
possible. In an emergency, driving
can be continued for a short period,
keeping vehicle speed and engine
speed low.
To engage reverse, with the vehicle
stationary wait 3 seconds after
depressing the clutch pedal and then
press the release button on the
selector lever and engage the gear.
If the gear does not engage, set the
lever to neutral, release the clutch
pedal and depress again; then repeat
gear selection.
Do not grind the clutch unnecessarily.
When operating, depress the clutch
pedal completely. Do not use the
pedal as a foot rest.
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Driving and operating
Caution
It is not advisable to drive with the
hand resting on the selector lever.
Brakes
The brake system comprises two
independent brake circuits.
If a brake circuit fails, the vehicle can
still be braked using the other brake
circuit. However, braking effect is
achieved only when the brake pedal
is depressed firmly. Considerably
more force is needed for this. The
braking distance is extended. Seek
the assistance of a workshop before
continuing your journey.
When the engine is not running, the
support of the brake servo unit
disappears once the brake pedal has
been depressed once or twice.
Braking effect is not reduced, but
braking requires significantly greater
force. It is especially important to bear
this in mind when being towed.
Control indicator R 3 83.
Antilock brake system
Antilock brake system (ABS)
prevents the wheels from locking.
ABS starts to regulate brake pressure
as soon as a wheel shows a tendency
to lock. The vehicle remains
steerable, even during hard braking.
ABS control is made apparent
through a pulse in the brake pedal
and the noise of the regulation
process.
For optimum braking, keep the brake
pedal fully depressed throughout the
braking process, despite the fact that
the pedal is pulsating. Do not reduce
the pressure on the pedal.
After starting off the system performs
a self-test which may be audible.
Control indicator u 3 83.
Adaptive brake light
During full braking, all three brake
lights flash for the duration of ABS
control.
Driving and operating
Fault
9 Warning
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Parking brake
Brake assist
Manual parking brake
If the brake pedal is depressed
quickly and forcefully, maximum
brake force is automatically applied
(full braking).
Maintain steady pressure on the
brake pedal for as long as full braking
is required. Maximum brake force is
automatically reduced when the
brake pedal is released.
If there is a fault in the ABS, the
wheels may be liable to lock due
to braking that is heavier than
normal. The advantages of ABS
are no longer available. During
hard braking, the vehicle can no
longer be steered and may
swerve.
Hill start assist
Have the cause of the fault remedied
by a workshop.
Always apply parking brake firmly
without operating the release button,
and apply as firmly as possible on a
downhill or uphill slope.
To release the parking brake, pull the
lever up slightly, press the release
button and fully lower the lever.
To reduce the operating forces of the
parking brake, depress the foot brake
at the same time.
Control indicator R 3 83.
The system helps prevent unintended
movement when driving away on
inclines.
When releasing the foot brake after
stopping on an incline, the brakes
remain on for a further two seconds.
The brakes release automatically as
soon as the vehicle begins to
accelerate or the two seconds holding
time is over.
The hill start assist is not active during
an Autostop.
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Driving and operating
Ride control systems
Fault
If there is a fault in the system the
control indicator b lights up
continuously and a message or a
warning code appears in the Driver
Information Centre. The system is not
operational.
Have the cause of the fault remedied
by a workshop.
Traction Control system
The Traction Control system (TC) is a
component of the Electronic Stability
Control (ESC).
TC improves driving stability when
necessary, regardless of the type of
road surface or tyre grip, by
preventing the drive wheels from
spinning.
As soon as the drive wheels starts to
spin, engine output is reduced and
the wheel spinning the most is braked
individually. This considerably
improves the driving stability of the
vehicle on slippery road surfaces.
Electronic Stability Control
TC is operational after each engine
start as soon as the control indicator
b extinguishes.
When TC operates b flashes.
9 Warning
Do not let this special safety
feature tempt you into taking risks
when driving.
Adapt speed to the road
conditions.
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
improves driving stability when
necessary, regardless of the type of
road surface or tyre grip. It also
prevents the drive wheels from
spinning. ESC operates in
combination with the Traction Control
system (TC).
As soon as the vehicle starts to
swerve (understeer/oversteer),
engine output is reduced and the
wheels are braked individually. This
considerably improves the driving
stability of the vehicle on slippery road
surfaces.
Driving and operating
Fault
If there is a fault in the system the
control indicator b lights up
continuously and a message or a
warning code appears in the Driver
Information Centre. The system is not
operational.
Have the cause of the fault remedied
by a workshop.
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Activation
City mode
ESC is operational after each engine
start as soon as the control indicator
b extinguishes.
When ESC operates b flashes.
9 Warning
Do not let this special safety
feature tempt you into taking risks
when driving.
Adapt speed to the road
conditions.
City mode is a feature which enables
increased steering assistance during
lower speed conditions, e.g. city
traffic or parking. Steering assistance
is increased for greater convenience.
Press button B when engine is
running. The system works from
standstill up to 22 mph, and in reverse
gear. Above this speed the system
changes to normal mode. When
activated, City mode engages
automatically below 22 mph.
An illuminated LED in the City mode
button indicates that the system is
active and a message pops-up in the
Driver Information Centre.
City mode remains active during an
Autostop, but is only operational
when the engine is running.
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Driving and operating
Stop-start system 3 120.
Fault
Deactivation
Press button B; LED in the button
extinguishes and a message pops-up
in the Driver Information Centre.
Each time the engine is started, City
mode is deactivated.
Overload
If the steering in City mode is heavily
loaded, e.g. in long parking
manoeuvres or heavy city traffic, the
system is deactivated for overheat
protection. Steering operates in
normal mode until City mode
activates automatically.
In the event of a fault in the system,
c illuminates and a message is
displayed in the Driver Information
Centre.
Vehicle messages 3 92.
System calibration
If control indicators c and a
illuminate simultaneously, a
calibration of the power steering
system is necessary. This can occur
e.g. when turning the steering wheel
for one rotation with ignition switched
off. In this case switch on ignition and
turn steering wheel once from lock to
lock.
If control indicators c and a do not
extinguish after calibration, seek the
assistance of a workshop.
Driving and operating
Driver assistance
systems
Vehicle speed can be increased by
depressing the accelerator pedal.
When the accelerator pedal is
released, the previously stored speed
is resumed.
Cruise control remains activated
while gearshifting.
9 Warning
Driver assistance systems are
developed to support the driver
and not to replace his attention.
The driver accepts full
responsibility when driving the
vehicle.
When using driver assistance
systems, always take care
regarding the current traffic
situation.
Cruise control
The Cruise control can store and
maintain speeds of approx. 20 to
120 mph. Deviations from the stored
speeds may occur when driving uphill
or downhill.
For safety reasons the cruise control
cannot be activated until the foot
brake has been operated once.
Activating in first gear is not possible.
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Increase speed
Do not use the cruise control if it is not
advisable to maintain a constant
speed.
Control indicator m 3 85.
Switching on
Press button m, control indicator m in
instrument cluster illuminates white.
Activation
Accelerate to the desired speed and
turn thumb wheel to SET/-, the
current speed is stored and
maintained. Control indicator m in
instrument cluster illuminates green.
Accelerator pedal can be released.
With cruise control active, hold thumb
wheel turned to RES/+ or briefly turn
to RES/+ repeatedly: speed
increases continuously or in small
increments.
Alternatively accelerate to the desired
speed and store by turning to SET/-.
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Reduce speed
Resume stored speed
With cruise control active, hold thumb
wheel turned to SET/- or briefly turn to
SET/- repeatedly: speed decreases
continuously or in small increments.
Turn thumb wheel to RES/+ at a
speed above 20 mph. The stored
speed will be obtained.
Deactivation
Press button m, control indicator m in
instrument cluster extinguishes. The
stored speed is deleted.
Pressing button L for activating
speed limiter or switching off the
ignition also switches off cruise
control and deletes the stored speed.
Press button y, control indicator m in
instrument cluster illuminates white.
Cruise control is deactivated. Last
used set speed is stored in memory
for later speed resume.
Automatic deactivation:
■ vehicle speed below approx.
20 mph,
■ vehicle speed above approx.
125 mph,
■ the brake pedal is depressed,
■ the clutch pedal is depressed for a
few seconds,
■ engine speed in a very low range,
■ the Traction Control system or
Electronic Stability Control is
operating.
Activation
Switching off
Speed limiter
The speed limiter prevents the
vehicle exceeding a preset maximum
speed.
The maximum speed can be set at a
speed above 15 mph.
The driver can only accelerate up to
the preset speed. Deviations from the
limited speed may occur when driving
downhill.
The preset speed limit is displayed in
the top line of the Driver Information
Centre when the system is active.
Press button L. If cruise control has
been activated before, it is switched
off when speed limiter is activated
and the control indicator m
extinguishes.
Set speed limit
With speed limiter active, hold thumb
wheel turned to RES/+ or briefly turn
to RES/+ repeatedly until the desired
maximum speed is displayed in the
Driver Information Centre.
Alternatively accelerate to the desired
speed and briefly turn thumb wheel to
SET/-: the current speed is stored as
Driving and operating
maximum speed. Speed limit is
displayed in the Driver Information
Centre.
The limited speed will flash in the
Driver Information Centre and a
chime sounds during this period.
Release the accelerator pedal and
the speed limiter function is
reactivated once a speed lower than
the limit speed is obtained.
Parking assist
Deactivation
Rear parking assist
Press button y: speed limiter is
deactivated and the vehicle can be
driven without speed limit.
The limited speed is stored and a
corresponding message appears in
the Driver Information Centre.
Change speed limit
With speed limiter active, turn thumb
wheel to RES/+ to increase or SET/to decrease the desired maximum
speed.
Exceeding the speed limit
In the event of an emergency it is
possible to exceed the speed limit by
depressing the accelerator pedal
firmly beyond the point of resistance.
Resume limit speed
Turn thumb wheel to RES/+. The
stored speed limit will be obtained.
Switching off
Press button L, the speed limit
indication in the Driver Information
Centre extinguishes. The stored
speed is deleted.
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By pressing button m to activate
cruise control or by switching off the
ignition, speed limiter is also
deactivated and the stored speed is
deleted.
9 Warning
It is the driver who bears full
responsibility for the parking
manoeuvre.
Always check the surrounding
area while reversing and using the
rear parking assist system.
The rear parking assist makes
parking easier by measuring the
distance between the vehicle and
rear obstacles. It informs and warns
the driver by giving acoustic signals.
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Driving and operating
sounds becomes shorter as the
vehicle gets closer to that obstacle.
When the distance is less than about
30 cm, the sound is continuous.
Deactivation
Front-rear parking assist
The system has four ultrasonic
parking sensors in the rear bumper.
Activation
When reverse gear is engaged, the
system is ready to operate
automatically.
An illuminated LED in the parking
assist button r indicates that the
system is ready to operate.
Indication
The system warns the driver with
acoustic signals against potentially
hazardous obstacles behind the
vehicle in a distance range up to
1.5 metre. The interval between the
Fault
In the event of a fault or if the system
does not work temporarily, e.g.
because of high external noise level
or other interference factors, the LED
in the button flashes for 3 seconds
and then extinguishes. Control
indicator r illuminates in the
instrument cluster 3 84 and a
message pops-up in the Driver
Information Centre.
9 Warning
The system automatically switches
off when reverse gear is disengaged.
Manual deactivation is also possible
by pressing the parking assist button
r.
In both cases the LED in the button
extinguishes.
The driver bears full responsibility
for the parking manoeuvre.
Always check the surrounding
area when driving backwards or
forwards while using parking
assist system.
The front-rear parking assist
measures the distance between the
vehicle and obstacles in front and
behind the vehicle. The system gives
acoustic signals and display
messages.
Driving and operating
Parking assist button and operation
logic
The system has six ultrasonic parking
sensors each in the rear and front
bumper.
It uses two different acoustic warning
signals for the front and rear
monitoring areas, each with a
different tone frequency.
Front-rear parking assist is always
combined with advanced parking
assist, see Advanced parking assist
section below.
Front-rear parking assist and
advanced parking assist both use the
same button for activation and
deactivation:
A brief press of button D activates
or deactivates the parking assist.
Long press of button D (approx. one
second) activates or deactivates the
advanced parking assist, see
separate description.
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Button logic operates the systems by
pressing as follows:
■ If only front-rear parking assist is
active, a brief press deactivates
front-rear parking assist.
■ If only front-rear parking assist is
active, long press activates
advanced parking assist.
■ If only advanced parking assist is
active, a brief press activates frontrear parking assist.
■ If only advanced parking assist is
active, long press deactivates
advanced parking assist.
■ If forward gear or neutral is
selected, a brief press activates or
deactivates only front parking
assist.
■ If reverse gear is selected, a brief
press activates or deactivates front
and rear parking assist.
Operation
When reverse gear is engaged, the
front and rear parking assist is ready
to operate.
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Driving and operating
An illuminated LED in the parking
assist button D indicates that the
system is ready to operate.
The front parking assist can also be
activated at a speed up to 7 mph with
a brief press of the parking assist
button.
If the D button is switched on once
within an ignition cycle, the front
parking assist is deactivated at a
speed above 7 mph. It will be
reactivated if vehicle speed has not
exceeded 16 mph beforehand. If
vehicle speed has exceeded 16 mph
beforehand, front parking assist
remains deactivated when speed
drops below 7 mph.
When the system is deactivated, the
LED in the button extinguishes and
Park Assist Off pops-up in the Driver
Information Centre.
The system is deactivated
automatically when exceeding
16 mph.
Indication
The system warns the driver with
acoustic signals against potentially
hazardous obstacles behind the
vehicle in a distance range up to
1.5 metres and in front up to
1.2 metres. Depending on which side
of the vehicle is closer to an obstacle,
you will hear acoustic warning signals
in the vehicle on the respective side.
The interval between the sounds
becomes shorter as the vehicle gets
closer to that obstacle. When the
distance is less than approx. 30 cm,
the sound is continuous.
Additionally the distance to obstacles
is shown in the Driver Information
Centre 3 86 or, depending on the
version, on the Colour-Info-Display
3 90.
In the Driver Information Centre, the
distance to a front and rear obstacle
is displayed by changing distance
lines.
Driving and operating
In the Colour-Info-Display, distance is
displayed by coloured zones in front
of or behind the vehicle.
The distance indication in the Driver
Information Centre can be inhibited
by vehicle messages with a higher
priority. After approving the message
by pressing the SET/CLR button on
the turn signal lever, distance
indication appears again.
Fault
In the event of a fault or if the system
does not work temporarily, e.g.
because of high external noise level
or other interference factors, the LED
in the button flashes for 3 seconds
and then extinguishes. Control
indicator r illuminates in the
instrument cluster 3 84 and a
message pops-up in the Driver
Information Centre.
Vehicle messages 3 92.
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Advanced parking assist
9 Warning
It is the driver who bears full
responsibility for accepting the
parking slot suggested by the
system and the parking
manoeuvre.
Always check the sourrounding
area in all directions when using
advanced parking assist.
The advanced parking assist
measures a suitable parking slot
while passing, calculates the
trajectory and automatically steers
the vehicle into a parallel or
perpendicular parking slot.
Instructions are given by the Driver
Information Centre or the Colour-InfoDisplay supported by acoustic
signals. The driver must control
acceleration, braking and gear
shifting, while steering is done
automatically.
Advanced parking assist can only be
activated when driving forwards.
Advanced parking assist is always
combined with front-rear parking
assist, see previous section. Both
systems use the same sensors in the
front and rear bumper.
Button D and operation logic
Advanced parking assist and frontrear parking assist both use the same
button for activation and deactivation:
A brief press of button D activates
or deactivates the parking assist.
Long press of button D (approx. one
second) activates or deactivates the
advanced parking assist, see
separate description below.
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Driving and operating
Button logic operates the systems by
pressing as follows:
■ If only front-rear parking assist is
active, a brief press deactivates
front-rear parking assist.
■ If only front-rear parking assist is
active, long press activates
advanced parking assist.
■ If only advanced parking assist is
active, a brief press activates frontrear parking assist.
■ If only advanced parking assist is
active, long press deactivates
advanced parking assist.
■ If forward gear or neutral is
selected, a brief press activates or
deactivates only front parking
assist.
■ If reverse gear is selected, a brief
press activates or deactivates front
and rear parking assist.
Activation
When searching for a parking slot, the
system is ready to operate with a long
press of button D.
The system recognises and
memorises (10 metres for parallel
parking slots or 6 metres for
perpendicular parking slots) even in
the parking assist mode. Long press
of button D activates advanced
parking assist to start parking
manoeuvre.
The system can only be activated at
a speed up to 18 mph and the system
searches for a parking slot at a speed
up to 18 mph.
The maximum allowed parallel
distance between the vehicle and a
row of parked cars is 1.8 metres for
parallel parking and 2.5 metres for
perpendicular parking.
Functionality
Illustrations show the indications in
Driver Information Centre and ColourInfo-Display.
Driving and operating
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If the driver does not stop the vehicle
within 10 metres for parallel parking
slots or 6 metres for perpendicular
parking slots after a parking slot is
proposed, the system starts to search
for another suitable parking slot.
Parking slot searching mode
Select parallel or perpendicular
parking slot on Driver Information
Centre by pressing the SET/CLR
button or on Colour-Info Display tap
icon 6 or 7.
When a slot is detected, a visual
feedback in the Driver Information
Centre or Colour-Info-Display and an
acoustic signal is given.
Parking guiding mode
The parking slot suggestion of the
system is accepted when the vehicle
is stopped by the driver within
10 metres for parallel parking slots or
6 metres for perpendicular parking
slots after the Stop message is given.
The system calculates the optimal
path into the parking slot.
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Driving and operating
A brief vibration in the steering wheel
after engaging reverse gear indicates
that the steering is controlled by the
system. Then the vehicle is steered
into the slot automatically by giving
the driver detailed instructions for
braking, accelerating and gear
shifting. The driver must keep hands
away from the steering wheel.
Pay always attention on the sound of
the front-rear parking assist.
Continuous sound means that the
distance to an obstacle is less than
approx. 30 cm.
If, for any reason, the driver must take
over control of the steering, hold the
steering wheel only at the outer edge.
Automatic steering is cancelled in this
event.
Display indication
The instructions in the display show:
■ general hints and warning
messages
■ a hint when driving faster than
18 mph during parking slot
searching mode, or 5 mph in
guiding mode,
■ the demand to stop the vehicle,
when a parking slot is detected,
■ the direction of driving during the
parking manoeuvre,
■ the demand to shift rearwards or
forwards,
■ the demand to accelerate or brake,
■ for some of the instructions a
progress bar is shown in the Driver
Information Centre,
■ the successful parking indicated by
a pop-up symbol and a chime,
■ the cancelling of a parking
manoeuvre.
Selecting of parallel or perpendicular
parking
When searching for a parking slot,
select parallel or perpendicular
parking slot by pressing SET/CLR
button on the turn signal lever.
Driving and operating
The display shows the type of parking
slot.
Changing the parking side
If the system is equipped with ColourInfo-Display, select the type of
parking slot by tapping the display
icon 6 or 7.
The system is configured to detect
parking slots by default on the
passenger side. To detect parking
slots on the driver side, switch on turn
indicator to the driver side for the
durance of the search.
As soon as the turn indicator is
switched off, the system searches for
parking slots on the passenger side
again.
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Display priorities
After activating the advanced parking
assist, a message appears in the
Driver Information Centre or ColourInfo-Display. Advanced parking
assist indication in the Driver
Information Centre can be inhibited
by vehicle messages with a higher
priority. After approving the message
by pressing the SET/CLR button on
the turn signal lever, advanced
parking assist instructions appear
again and the parking manoeuvre can
be continued.
Deactivation
The system is deactivated by:
■ long press of button D,
■ parking manoeuvre successfully
ended,
■ driving faster than 18 mph during
parking slot search,
■ driving faster than 5 mph during
parking guidance,
■ driver interference on steering
wheel detected,
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Driving and operating
Basic notes on parking assist
systems
■ exceeding number of maximum
gear changes: 8 parking cycles
when parallel parking or 5 cycles
when perpendicular parking,
■ switching off the ignition.
Deactivation by the driver or by the
system during manoeuvring will be
indicated by Parking Deactivated in
the Driver Information Centre or
Colour-Info-Display. Additionally an
acoustic signal sounds.
Fault
A message appears in the Driver
Information Centre when:
■ there is a fault in the system; control
indicator r illuminates in the
instrument cluster,
■ the driver did not successfully
complete the parking manoeuvre,
■ the system is not operational,
■ any of the deactivation reasons
described above apply.
9 Warning
If an object is detected during parking
instructions, Stop is indicated in the
Driver Information Centre. Removing
the object will resume the parking
manoeuvre. If the object is not
removed, the system will be
deactivated. A long press of button
D will activate the system and
search for a new parking slot.
Under certain circumstances,
various reflective surfaces on
objects or clothing as well as
external noise sources may cause
the system to fail to detect
obstacles.
Special attention has to be paid to
low obstacles which can damage
the lower part of the bumper.
Caution
Performance of the system can be
reduced when sensors are
covered, e.g. by ice or snow.
Performance of the parking assist
system can be reduced due to
heavy loading.
Special conditions apply if there
are taller vehicles in the vicinity
(e.g. off-road vehicles, mini vans,
vans). Object identification and
Driving and operating
correct distance indication in the
upper part of these vehicles
cannot be guaranteed.
Objects with a very small reflection
cross-section, e.g. objects of
narrow size or soft materials, may
not be detected by the system.
Parking assist systems do not
detect objects outside the
detection range.
Note
It is possible that the sensor detects
a non-existing object caused by
echo disturbance from external
acoustic noise or mechanical
misalignments (sporadic false
warnings might happen).
Make sure that the front license plate
is properly mounted (not bent and no
gaps to the bumper on the left or
right side) and the sensors are well
in place.
Advanced parking assist system
may not respond to changes in the
available parking space after
initiating a parking manoeuvre. The
system may recognize an entry, a
gateway, a courtyard or even a
crossing as parking slot. After
selecting reverse gear the system
would start a parking manoeuvre.
Take care of the availability of the
suggested parking slot.
Surface irregularities, e.g. on
construction zones, are not detected
by the system. The driver accepts
responsibility.
Note
If engaging a forward gear and
exceeding a certain speed, the rear
parking assist will be deactivated
when the rear carrier system is
extended.
If engaging reverse at first, the
parking assist will detect the rear
carrier system and provide a buzzing
sound. Press r or D briefly to
deactivate the parking assist.
Note
After production, the system
requires a calibration. For optimal
parking guidance, a driving distance
of at least 6 miles, including a
number of bends, is required.
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Side blind spot alert
The Side blind spot alert system
detects and reports objects on either
side of the vehicle, within a specified
"blind spot" zone. The system alerts
visually in each exterior mirror, when
detecting objects that may not be
visible in the interior and exterior
mirrors.
Side blind spot alert uses some of the
advanced parking assist sensors
which are located in the front and rear
bumper on both sides of the vehicle.
9 Warning
Side blind spot alert does not
replace driver vision.
The system does not detect:
■ Vehicles outside the side blind
zones which may be rapidly
approaching.
■ Pedestrians, cyclists or animals.
Before changing a lane, always
check all mirrors, look over the
shoulder and use the turn signal.
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Driving and operating
When the system detects a vehicle in
the side blind zone while driving
forward, either while passing a
vehicle or being passed, an amber
warning symbol B will light up in the
relevant exterior mirror. If the driver
then activates the turn signal, the
warning symbol B starts flashing
amber as a warning not to change
lanes.
will extinguish the warning symbols. If
a vehicle is then detected in the blind
zone, the warning symbols B will
illuminate as normal on the relevant
side.
When the vehicle is started, both
exterior mirror displays will briefly
come on to indicate that the system is
operating.
The system can be activated or
deactivated in the Info-Display,
vehicle personalisation 3 97.
Deactivation is indicated by a
message in the Driver Information
Centre.
Detection zones
Side blind spot alert is active from
speeds of 6 mph up to 87 mph.
Driving faster than 87 mph deactives
the system, indicated by low lighting
warning symbols B in both exterior
mirrors. Reducing the speed again
The detection zones start at the rear
bumper and extend approx.
3 metres rearwards and to the sides.
The height of the zone is approx.
between 0.5 metres and 2 metres off
the ground.
Side blind spot alert is designed to
ignore stationary objects, e.g.
guardrails, posts, curbs, walls and
beams. Parked vehicles or oncoming
vehicles are not detected.
Fault
Occasional missed alerts can occur
under normal circumstances and will
increase in wet conditions.
Side blind spot alert does not operate
when the left or right corners of the
rear bumper are covered with mud,
dirt, snow, ice, slush, or in heavy
rainstorms. Cleaning instructions
3 190.
In the event of a fault in the system or
if the system does not work due to
temporary conditions, a message is
displayed in the Driver Information
Centre. Seek the assistance of a
workshop.
Driving and operating
Fuel
Caution
Fuel for petrol engines
Only use unleaded fuel that complies
with European standard EN 228 or
E DIN 51626-1 or equivalent.
Your engine is capable of running
with E10 fuel that fulfills these
standards. E10 fuel contains up to
10 % bioethanol.
Use fuel with the recommended
octane rating 3 201. Use of fuel with
too low an octane rating can reduce
engine power and torque and slightly
increases fuel consumption.
Caution
Do not use fuel or fuel additives
that contain metallic compounds
such as manganese-based
additives. This may cause engine
damage.
Use of fuel that does not comply to
EN 228 or E DIN 51626-1 or
equivalent can lead to deposits or
engine damage and may affect
your warranty.
Caution
Use of fuel with too low an octane
rating could lead to uncontrolled
combustion and engine damage.
Fuel for liquid gas
operation
Liquid gas is known as LPG
(Liquefied Petroleum Gas) or under
its French name GPL (Gaz de Pétrole
Liquéfié). LPG is also known as
Autogas.
LPG consists mainly of propane and
butane. The octane rating is between
105 and 115, depending on the
butane proportion. LPG is stored
liquid at around 5 - 10 bar pressure.
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The boiling point depends on the
pressure and mixing ratio. At ambient
pressure, it is between -42 °C (pure
propane) and -0.5 °C (pure butane).
Caution
The system works at an ambient
temperature of approx. -8 °C to
100 °C.
Full function of the LPG system can
only be guaranteed with liquid gas
which complies with the minimum
requirements of DIN EN 589.
Fuel selector
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Pressing the LPG button switches
between petrol and liquid gas
operation as soon as the required
parameters (coolant temperature,
gas temperature and minimum
engine speed) have been reached.
The requirements are usually fulfilled
after approx. 60 seconds (depending
on exterior temperature) and the first
firm press on the accelerator. The
LED status shows the current
operating mode.
LED off
= petrol operation
LED illu‐
= liquid gas operation
minates
LED
= no switching is
flashes
possible, one type of
fuel is empty
As soon as the liquid gas tanks are
empty, petrol operation is
automatically engaged until the
ignition is switched off.
Every six months, run the petrol tank
down until control indicator Y
illuminates, then refuel. This helps
maintain fuel quality and system
function for petrol operation.
Fill the tank completely at regular
intervals to prevent corrosion in the
tank.
Faults and remedies
If gas mode is not possible, check the
following:
■ Is there enough liquid gas present?
■ Is there enough petrol present for
starting?
Due to extreme temperatures in
combination with the gas
composition, it may take slightly
longer before the system switches
from petrol to gas mode.
In extreme situations, the system may
also switch back to petrol mode if the
minimum requirements are not
fulfilled.
Seek the assistance of a workshop in
the event of all other faults.
Caution
Repairs and adjustments may only
be made by trained specialists in
order to maintain the safety and
warranty on the LPG system.
Liquid gas is given a particular odour
(odorised) so that any leaks can be
detected easily.
9 Warning
If you smell gas in the vehicle or in
the immediate vicinity, switch to
petrol mode immediately. No
smoking. No naked flames or
ignition sources.
If the gas odour persists, do not start
the engine. Have the cause of the
fault remedied by a workshop.
When using underground car parks,
follow the instructions of the operator
and local laws.
Note
In the event of an accident, switch off
the ignition and lights.
Driving and operating
Refuelling
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Fuel filler flap is located at right rear
side of the vehicle.
9 Danger
Before refuelling, switch off the
engine.
Switch off any mobile phones.
Follow the operating and safety
instructions of the gas station
when refuelling.
9 Danger
Fuel is flammable and explosive.
No smoking. No naked flames or
sparks.
If you can smell fuel in your
vehicle, have the cause of this
remedied immediately by an
authorized dealer.
Caution
In case of misfuelling, do not
switch on ignition.
The fuel filler flap can only be opened
when the vehicle is unlocked.
Push the flap to engage. Then open
the flap.
Turn the fuel filler cap slowly
anticlockwise to open.
The fuel filler cap can be retained in
the bracket on the fuel filler flap.
For refuelling, fully insert the pump
nozzle and switch it on.
After automatic cut-off, it can be
topped up with max. two doses of fuel.
Caution
Wipe off any overflowing fuel
immediately.
To close, turn the fuel filler cap
clockwise until it clicks.
Close the flap and let engage.
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Driving and operating
Liquid gas refuelling
Follow the operating and safety
instructions of the filling station when
refuelling.
The filling valve for the liquid gas is
behind the fuel filler cap.
Fit the required adapter.
Unscrew protective cap from the filler
neck.
ACME Adapter: Screw the nut of the
filling nozzle onto the adapter. Press
locking lever on filler nozzle down.
DISH (Italy) filler neck: Place the filler
nozzle into the adapter. Press locking
lever on filler nozzle down.
Bayonet filler neck: Place filler nozzle
on the adapter and turn to the left or
right through one quarter turn. Pull
locking lever of filler nozzle fully.
EURO filler neck: Press the filler
nozzle onto the adapter until it
engages.
Press the button of the liquid gas
supply point. The filling system stops
or begins to run slowly when 80% of
the tank volume is reached
(maximum fill level).
Release button on filling system and
the filling process stops. Release the
locking lever and remove the filler
nozzle. A small quantity of liquid gas
can escape.
Remove adapter and stow in vehicle.
Fit protective cap to prevent the
penetration of foreign bodies into the
filler opening and the system.
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9 Warning
Due to the system design, an
escape of liquid gas after
releasing the locking lever is
unavoidable. Avoid inhaling.
9 Warning
The liquid gas tank may only be
filled to 80% for safety reasons.
The multivalve on the liquid gas tank
automatically limits the fill quantity. If
a larger quantity is added, we
recommend not exposing the vehicle
to the sun until the excess amount
has been used up.
ACME adapter: Belgium, Germany,
Ireland, Luxembourg, Switzerland
EURO adapter: Spain
Filling adapter
As filling systems are not
standardised, different adapters are
required which are available from
Vauxhall Distributors and from
Vauxhall Authorised Repairers.
Bayonet adapter: Netherlands,
Norway, Spain, United Kingdom
DISH (Italy) adapter: BosniaHerzegovina, Bulgaria, Denmark,
Estonia, France, Greece, Italy,
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Driving and operating
Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania,
Macedonia, Austria, Poland,
Portugal, Romania, Sweden,
Switzerland, Serbia, Slovakia,
Slovenia, Czech Republic, Turkey,
Ukraine, Hungary
Fuel filler cap
Only use genuine fuel filler caps.
Fuel consumption - CO2Emissions
The fuel consumption (combined) of
the model Vauxhall Adam is within a
range of 57 to 51 mpg.
The CO2 emission (combined) is
within a range of 130 to 118 g/km.
For the values specific for your
vehicle, refer to the EEC Certificate of
Conformity provided with your vehicle
or other national registration
documents.
General information
The official fuel consumption and
specific CO2 emission figures quoted
relate to the EU base model with
standard equipment.
Fuel consumption data and CO2
emission data are determined
according to regulation R (EC)
No. 715/2007 (in the latest applicable
version), taking into consideration the
vehicle weight in running order, as
specified by the regulation.
The figures are provided only for the
purpose of comparison between
different vehicle variants and must
not be taken as a guarantee for the
actual fuel consumption of a
particular vehicle. Additional
equipment may result in slightly
higher results than the stated
consumption and CO2 figures.
Furthermore, fuel consumption is
dependent on personal driving style
as well as road and traffic conditions.
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General Information ................... 149
Vehicle checks ........................... 150
Bulb replacement ....................... 156
Electrical system ........................ 164
Vehicle tools .............................. 169
Wheels and tyres ....................... 170
Jump starting ............................. 186
Towing ....................................... 188
Appearance care ....................... 190
General Information
Accessories and vehicle
modifications
We recommend the use of genuine
parts and accessories and factory
approved parts specific for your
vehicle type. We cannot assess or
guarantee reliability of other products
- even if they have a regulatory or
otherwise granted approval.
Do not make any modifications to the
electrical system, e.g. changes of
electronic control units (chip tuning).
Caution
When transporting the vehicle on
a train or on a recovery vehicle, the
mud flaps might be damaged.
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Vehicle storage
Storage for a long period of time
If the vehicle is to be stored for several
months:
■ Wash and wax the vehicle.
■ Have the wax in the engine
compartment and underbody
checked.
■ Clean and preserve the rubber
seals.
■ Fill up fuel tank completely.
■ Change the engine oil.
■ Drain the washer fluid reservoir.
■ Check the coolant antifreeze and
corrosion protection.
■ Adjust tyre pressure to the value
specified for full load.
■ Park the vehicle in a dry, well
ventilated place. Engage first or
reverse gear. Prevent the vehicle
from rolling.
■ Do not apply the parking brake.
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■ Open the bonnet, close all doors
and lock the vehicle.
■ Disconnect the clamp from the
negative terminal of the vehicle
battery. Beware that all systems are
not functional, e.g. anti-theft alarm
system.
Putting back into operation
When the vehicle is to be put back into
operation:
■ Connect the clamp to the negative
terminal of the vehicle battery.
Activate the electronics of the
power windows.
■ Check tyre pressure.
■ Fill up the washer fluid reservoir.
■ Check the engine oil level.
■ Check the coolant level.
■ Fit the number plate if necessary.
End-of-life vehicle
recovery
Information on end-of-life vehicle
recovery centres and the recycling of
end-of-life vehicles is available on our
website. Only entrust this work to an
authorised recycling centre.
Gas vehicles must be recycled by a
service centre authorised for gas
vehicles.
Vehicle checks
Performing work
9 Warning
Only perform engine compartment
checks when the ignition is off.
The cooling fan may start
operating even if the ignition is off.
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If the bonnet is opened during an
Autostop, the engine will be restarted
automatically for safety reasons.
9 Danger
The ignition system uses
extremely high voltage. Do not
touch.
Closing
Before closing the bonnet, press the
support into the holder.
Lower the bonnet and allow it to drop
into the catch. Check that the bonnet
is engaged.
Bonnet
Opening
Push the safety catch upwards and
open the bonnet.
Pull the release lever and return it to
its original position.
Secure the bonnet support.
Engine oil
Check the engine oil level manually
on a regular basis to prevent damage
to the engine. Ensure that the correct
specification of oil is used.
Recommended fluids and lubricants
3 194.
Check with the vehicle on a level
surface. The engine must be at
operating temperature and switched
off for at least 5 minutes.
Pull out the dipstick, wipe it clean,
insert it to the stop on the handle, pull
out and read the engine oil level.
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Engine coolant
Caution
The coolant provides freeze
protection down to approx. -28 °C. In
northern countries with very low
temperatures the factory filled coolant
provides frost protection down to
approx. -37 °C.
It is the owner's responsibility to
maintain the proper level of an
appropriate quality oil in the
engine.
Insert dipstick to the stop on the
handle and make half a turn.
Caution
Only use approved antifreeze.
We recommend the use of the same
grade of engine oil that was used at
last change.
The engine oil level must not exceed
the MAX mark on the dipstick.
Caution
Different dipsticks are used
depending on engine variant.
When the engine oil level has
dropped to the MIN mark, top up
engine oil.
Overfilled engine oil must be
drained or suctioned out.
Capacities 3 205.
Fit the cap on straight and tighten it.
Coolant level
Caution
Too low a coolant level can cause
engine damage.
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the coolant concentration checked
and have the cause of the coolant
loss remedied by a workshop.
Washer fluid
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Caution
Only washer fluid with a sufficient
antifreeze concentration provides
protection at low temperatures or
a sudden drop in temperature.
Brakes
If the cooling system is cold, the
coolant level should be above the
filling line mark. Top up if the level is
low.
9 Warning
Allow the engine to cool before
opening the cap. Carefully open
the cap, relieving the pressure
slowly.
To top up use a 1:1 mixture of
released coolant concentrate mixed
with clean tap water. If no coolant
concentrate is available, use clean
tap water. Install the cap tightly. Have
Fill with clean water mixed with a
suitable quantity of windscreen
washer fluid which contains
antifreeze. For the correct mixing ratio
refer to the washer fluid container.
In the event of minimum thickness of
the brake lining, a squealing noise
sounds during braking.
Continued driving is possible but
have the brake lining replaced as
soon as possible.
Once new brake linings are installed,
do not brake unnecessarily hard for
the first few journeys.
Brake fluid
9 Warning
Brake fluid is poisonous and
corrosive. Avoid contact with eyes,
skin, fabrics and painted surfaces.
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Vehicle battery
The brake fluid level must be between
the MIN and MAX marks.
When topping up, ensure maximum
cleanliness as contamination of the
brake fluid can lead to brake system
malfunctions. Have the cause of the
loss of brake fluid remedied by a
workshop.
Only use high-performance brake
fluid approved for the vehicle. Brake
and clutch fluid 3 194.
Vehicles without stop-start system
will be equipped with a lead acid
battery. Vehicles with stop-start
system will be equipped with an AGM
battery which is not a lead acid
battery. The vehicle battery is
maintenance-free provided that the
driving profile allows sufficient
charging of the battery. Shortdistance-driving and frequent engine
starts can discharge the vehicle
battery. Avoid the use of unnecessary
electrical consumers.
Laying up the vehicle for more than
4 weeks can lead to vehicle battery
discharge. Disconnect the clamp from
the negative terminal of the vehicle
battery.
Ensure the ignition is switched off
before connecting or disconnecting
the vehicle battery.
The anti-theft alarm siren must be
deactivated as follows: Switch the
ignition on then off, disconnect the
vehicle's battery within 15 seconds.
Battery discharge protection 3 108.
Replacing the vehicle battery
Note
Any deviation from the instructions
given in this section may lead to
temporary deactivation of the stopstart system.
Batteries do not belong in household
waste. They must be disposed of at
an appropriate recycling collection
point.
When the vehicle battery is being
replaced, please ensure that there
are no open ventilation holes in the
vicinity of the positive terminal. If a
ventilation hole is open in this area, it
must be closed off with a dummy cap,
and the ventilation in the vicinity of the
negative terminal must be opened.
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Only use batteries that allow the fuse
box to be mounted above the vehicle
battery.
In vehicles with stop-start system, be
sure to have the AGM (Absorptive
Glass Mat) battery replaced with
another AGM battery
Note
Using an AGM battery different from
the original Vauxhall battery might
result in a lower performance of the
stop-start system.
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Warning label
We recommend that you have the
vehicle battery replaced by a
workshop.
Stop-start system 3 120.
Charging the vehicle battery
9 Warning
An AGM battery can be identified by
the label on the battery. We
recommend the use of an original
Vauxhall battery.
On vehicles with stop-start
system, ensure that the charging
potential does not exceed 14.6
volts when using a battery
charger. Otherwise the battery
might be damaged.
Jump starting 3 186.
Meaning of symbols:
■ No sparks, naked flames or
smoking.
■ Always shield eyes. Explosive
gases can cause blindness or
injury.
■ Keep the vehicle battery out of the
reach of children.
■ The vehicle battery contains
sulfuric acid which could cause
blindness or serious burn injuries.
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■ See the Owner's manual for further
information.
■ Explosive gas may be present in
the vicinity of the battery.
Wiper blade on the rear window
Switch off the ignition and switch off
the relevant switch or close the doors.
Only hold a new bulb at the base! Do
not touch the bulb glass with bare
hands.
Use only the same bulb type for
replacement.
Replace headlight bulbs from within
the engine compartment.
Wiper blade replacement
Lift the wiper arm until it stays in the
raised position, press button to
disengage the wiper blade and
remove.
Attach the wiper blade slightly angled
to the wiper arm and push until it
engages.
Lower wiper arm carefully.
Bulb replacement
Lift wiper arm. Disengage wiper blade
as shown in illustration and remove.
Attach the wiper blade slightly angled
to the wiper arm and push until it
engages.
Lower wiper arm carefully.
Bulb check
After a bulb replacement switch on
the ignition, operate and check the
lights.
Halogen headlights
Halogen headlights with separate
bulbs for low beam and high beam.
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3. Detach the bulb from the bulb
holder and replace the bulb.
4. Insert the bulb holder with the clip
downwards and engage into the
reflector until it clicks.
5. Install cap.
High beam (2)
Low beam outer bulb (1).
High beam inner bulb (2).
Low beam (1)
2. Press the clip to disengage bulb
holder. Withdraw the bulb holder
from the reflector.
1. Rotate the cap anticlockwise and
remove it.
1. Rotate the cap anticlockwise and
remove it.
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Sidelight/Daytime running light
(3)
Version with bulb
2. Press the clip to disengage bulb
holder. Withdraw the bulb holder
from the reflector.
3. Detach the bulb from the bulb
holder and replace the bulb.
4. Insert the bulb holder with the clip
upwards and engage into the
reflector until it clicks.
5. Install cap.
1. Rotate bulb socket (3)
anticlockwise to disengage.
Withdraw the bulb socket from the
headlamp housing.
2. Remove the bulb from the socket
by pulling.
3. Replace and insert new bulb into
socket.
4. Insert the bulb socket into the
headlamp housing and turn
clockwise.
Uplevel version with Light Emitting
Diode (LED)
LEDs can not be changed. Consult a
workshop in case of defective LED.
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Front turn signal lights
2. Undo screw and remove light
assembly from the bumper.
4. Remove bulb by turning
anticlockwise a little and
withdrawing. Replace the bulb.
5. Insert the bulb socket into the
assembly and turn clockwise.
6. Attach light assembly into the
bumper and fix with the screw.
7. Insert cover into the bumper and
fix with the screw.
Tail lights
1. Undo screw and remove cover.
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3. Disengage and remove the bulb
socket by turning anticlockwise.
1. Release the cover on the
respective side and remove.
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Version with subwoofer box:
remove load compartment floor
cover, on right side also remove
the tool box to gain access to the
cover 3 63.
Version with storage box: remove
storage box to gain access to the
cover 3 61.
3. Carefully withdraw the light
assembly from the recesses and
remove.
2. Unscrew the plastic securing nut
from the inside by hand.
4. Turn bulb holder anticlockwise
and remove. Replace bulb by
withdrawing:
Turn signal light 1
Tail light 2
Tail light/Brake light 3
Version with Light Emitting Diode
(LED)
Only turn signal light 1 can be
changed.
5. Insert and turn bulb holder
clockwise into the tail light
assembly. Ensure the wires
remain in the cable ducts.
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Fit light assembly with the
retaining pins into the recesses of
the vehicle body and tighten the
securing nut from inside the load
compartment. Pull the circular
gasket over the recess in the lamp
housing.
Close cover and engage.
Reversing light/rear fog light
Reversing light is located on the right
side of the bumper, and the rear fog
light is located on the left side of the
bumper for left-hand drive vehicles,
and vice versa for right hand drive
models.
The description of bulb replacement
is the same for both.
1. Undo screw and remove cover.
2. Undo screw and remove light
assembly from the bumper.
3. Disengage and remove the bulb
socket by turning anticlockwise.
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4. Remove bulb by turning
anticlockwise slightly and
withdrawing. Replace the bulb.
5. Insert the bulb socket into the
assembly and turn clockwise.
6. Replace light assembly in the
bumper and fix with the screw.
7. Insert cover into the bumper and
fix with the screw.
1. On left vehicle side, slide lamp to
the front and remove it out of the
wing with the rear end.
On right vehicle side, slide lamp to
the rear and remove it out of the
wing with the front end.
Side turn signal lights
To replace bulb, remove lamp
housing:
2. Turn bulb holder anticlockwise
and remove from housing.
3. Pull bulb from bulb holder and
replace it.
4. Insert bulb holder and turn
clockwise.
5. On left vehicle side: insert front
end into fender, slide forward and
insert rear end.
On right vehicle side: insert rear
end into fender, slide rearward
and insert front end.
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4. Pull bulb from bulb holder and
replace it.
5. Insert bulb holder into lamp
housing and turn clockwise.
6. Insert lamp into bumper and let
engage.
Interior lights
Courtesy light, reading lights
Have bulbs replaced by a workshop.
1. Insert screwdriver in recess of the
cover, press to the side and
release spring.
2. Remove lamp downwards, taking
care not to pull on the cable.
Load compartment light
Have bulbs replaced by a workshop.
Dome light, ambient light,
starlight panel
Have bulbs replaced by a workshop.
Instrument panel
illumination
Have bulbs replaced by a workshop.
3. Remove bulb holder from lamp
housing by turning anticlockwise.
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Electrical system
Fuses
Data on the replacement fuse must
match the data on the defective fuse.
There are two fuse boxes in the
vehicle:
■ in the front left of the engine
compartment,
■ in left-hand drive vehicles behind
the light switch, or, in right-hand
drive vehicles, behind the
glovebox.
Before replacing a fuse, turn off the
respective switch and the ignition.
There are different kinds of fuses in
the vehicle.
Depending on the type of fuse, a
blown fuse can be recognized by its
melted wire. Do not replace the fuse
until the cause of the fault has been
remedied.
Some functions are protected by
several fuses.
Fuses may also be inserted without
existence of a function.
Fuse extractor
A fuse extractor may be located in the
fuse box in the engine compartment.
Place the fuse extractor on the
various types of fuse from the top, and
withdraw fuse.
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Engine compartment fuse
box
The fuse box is in the front left of the
engine compartment.
Disengage the cover and fold it
upwards until it stops. Remove the
cover vertically upwards.
No. Circuit
1
–
2
Exterior mirror switch
3
Body control module
4
Chassis control module
5
ABS
6
Daytime running light left
7
–
8
Body control module
9
Vehicle battery sensor
10
Headlamp levelling, TPMS,
11
Rear wiper
12
Window defog
13
Daytime running light right
14
Mirror defog
15
–
16
LPG system
17
Interior mirror
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No. Circuit
No. Circuit
No.
Circuit
18
Engine control module
35
Clutch
1
ABS pump
19
Fuel pump
36
–
2
Front wiper
20
–
3
Blower
21
Injection coil
4
Instrument panel
22
–
5
–
23
Injection system
6
–
24
Washer system
7
–
25
Lighting system
8
Cooling fan low
26
Engine control module
9
Cooling fan high
27
–
10
Cooling fan
28
Engine control module
11
Starter
29
Engine control module
30
–
31
Left headlamp
32
Right headlamp
After having changed defective fuses
close the fuse box cover and press
until it engages.
If the fuse box cover is not closed
correctly, malfunction may occur.
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Engine control module
34
Horn
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Instrument panel fuse box
In left-hand drive vehicles, the fuse
box is behind the light switch in the
instrument panel.
Hold the handle, then pull and fold
down the light switch.
In right-hand drive vehicles, the fuse
box is located behind a cover in the
glovebox. Open the glovebox, then
open the cover and fold it down.
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No. Circuit
No. Circuit
No. Circuit
1
–
18
Air conditioning system
35
–
2
–
19
Audio amplifier
36
–
3
Power windows
20
Parking assist
37
Rear wiper
4
Voltage transformer
21
Brake switch
38
Cigarette lighter
5
Body control module 1
22
Audio system
39
–
6
Body control module 2
23
Display
40
–
7
Body control module 3
24
–
8
Body control module 4
25
–
9
Body control module 5
26
Instrument panel
10
Body control module 6
27
Seat heating, driver
11
Body control module 7
28
–
12
Body control module 8
29
–
13
–
30
Instrument panel
14
Tailgate
31
Horn
15
Diagnostic connector
32
Seat heating, passenger
16
Data link connection
33
Heated steering wheel
17
Ignition
34
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Vehicle tools
Tools
Vehicles with tyre repair kit
Some tools and the towing eye are
located together with the tyre repair
kit in a tool box in the load
compartment below the floor cover.
On version with storage box, remove
box first 3 61.
On versions with rear carrier system
or liquid gas engine, the tools are
located together with the towing eye
and tyre repair kit in a suitcase, fixed
with a strap at the left sidewall in the
load compartment.
On version with storage box, the
suitcase with the tools, the towing eye
and the tyre repair kit is located in a
chamber of the box in the load
compartment 3 61.
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Vehicles with spare wheel
Wheels and tyres
Tyre condition, wheel condition
On version with subwoofer box, the
tools and the towing eye are located
together with the tyre repair kit and
the warning triangle in the box below
the floor cover. To gain access,
remove floor cover: fold rear part to
the front and pull out the cover to the
rear 3 63.
The jack, the wheel bolt wrench, the
tools and two straps for securing a
damaged wheel are in the tool box
below the load compartment floor
cover 3 63.
On version with storage box, remove
box first 3 61.
Drive over edges slowly and at right
angles if possible. Driving over sharp
edges can cause tyre and wheel
damage. Do not trap tyres on the kerb
when parking.
Regularly check the wheels for
damage. Seek the assistance of a
workshop in the event of damage or
unusual wear.
We recommend not swapping the
front wheels with the rear wheels and
vice versa, as this can affect vehicle
stability. Always use less worn tyres
on the rear axle.
Winter tyres
Winter tyres improve driving safety at
temperatures below 7 °C and should
therefore be fitted on all wheels.
In accordance with country-specific
regulations, affix the speed sticker in
the driver's field of view.
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Tyre designations
E.g. 195/55 R 16 95 H
195 = Tyre width, mm
55 = Cross-section ratio (tyre
height to tyre width), %
R
= Belt type: Radial
RF = Type: RunFlat
16 = Wheel diameter, inches
95 = Load index e.g. 95 is
equivalent to 690 kg
H
= Speed code letter
Speed code letter:
Q = up to 100 mph
S = up to 112 mph
T = up to 118 mph
H = up to 130 mph
V = up to 150 mph
W = up to 168 mph
Tyre pressure
Check the pressure of cold tyres at
least every 14 days and before any
long journey. Do not forget the spare
wheel. This also applies to vehicles
with tyre pressure monitoring system.
Unscrew the valve cap.
Tyre pressure 3 206.
The tyre and loading information label
on the right door frame indicates the
original equipment tyres and the
correspondent tyre pressures.
The tyre pressure data refers to cold
tyres. It applies to summer and winter
tyres.
The ECO tyre pressure serves to
achieve the smallest amount of fuel
consumption possible.
Incorrect tyre pressures will impair
safety, vehicle handling, comfort and
fuel economy and will increase tyre
wear.
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Tyre pressures differ depending on
various options. For the correct tyre
pressure value, follow the procedure
below:
1. Identify drive axle and body style.
2. Identify the engine identifier code.
Engine data 3 201.
3. Identify the respective tyre.
The tyre pressure tables show all
possible tyre combinations 3 206.
For the tyres approved for your
vehicle, refer to the EEC Certificate of
Conformity provided with your vehicle
or other national registration
documents.
The driver is responsible for correct
adjustment of tyre pressure.
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If the pressure is too low, this can
result in considerable tyre warmup and internal damage, leading to
tread separation and even to tyre
blow-out at high speeds.
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If the tyre pressure must be reduced
or increased on a vehicle with tyre
pressure monitoring system, switch
off ignition. After adjusting tyre
pressure switch on ignition and select
the relevant setting on the page Tyre
load in the Driver Information Centre,
3 86.
The current tyre pressures can be
shown in the Vehicle Information
Menu in the Driver Information Centre
with Uplevel-Display.
The menu can be selected with the
buttons on the turn signal lever.
Tyre pressure monitoring
system
The tyre pressure monitoring system
checks the pressure of all four tyres
once a minute when vehicle speed
exceeds a certain limit.
Turn the adjuster wheel to select the
tyre pressure monitoring system.
System status and pressure warnings
are displayed by a message with the
corresponding tyre flashing in the
Driver Information Centre.
Caution
Tyre pressure monitoring system
warns only about low tyre pressure
condition and does not replace
regular tyre maintenance by the
driver.
All wheels must be equipped with
pressure sensors and the tyres must
have the prescribed pressure.
Press the MENU button to select the
Vehicle Information MenuX.
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A detected low tyre pressure
condition is indicated by the control
indicator w 3 84.
If w illuminates, stop as soon as
possible and inflate the tyres as
recommended 3 206.
After inflating, driving may be
required to update the tyre pressure
values in the Driver Information
Centre. During this time w may
illuminate.
If w illuminates at lower temperatures
and extinguishes after driving, this
could be an indicator for getting low
pressure. Check tyre pressure.
Vehicle messages 3 92.
If the tyre pressure must be reduced
or increased, switch off ignition.
Only mount wheels with pressure
sensors, otherwise the tyre pressure
will not be displayed and w
illuminates continuously.
A spare wheel or temporary spare
wheel is not equipped with pressure
sensors. The tyre pressure
monitoring system is not operational
for these tyres. Control indicator w
illuminates. For the further three tyres
the system remains operational.
The use of commercially-available
liquid tyre repair kits can impair the
function of the system. Factoryapproved repair kits can be used.
External high-power radio equipment
could disrupt the tyre pressure
monitoring system.
Each time the tyres are replaced, tyre
pressure monitoring system sensors
must be dismounted and serviced.
For the screwed sensor; replace
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valve core and sealing ring. For the
clipped sensor; replace complete
valve stem.
Vehicle loading status
Adjust tyre pressure to load condition
according tyre information label or
tyre pressure chart 3 206, and select
the according setting in the menu Tire
Load in the Driver Information Centre,
Vehicle Information Menu 3 86.
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Select:
■ Light for comfort pressure up to
3 people
■ Eco for Eco pressure up to
3 people
■ Max for full loading
The tyre pressure value displayed in
the Driver Information Centre shows
the actual tyre pressure. Therefore it
is important to check tyre pressure
with cold tyres.
Auto learn function
Check tread depth at regular
intervals.
Tyres should be replaced for safety
reasons at a tread depth of 2-3 mm
(4 mm for winter tyres).
For safety reasons it is recommended
that the tread depth of the tyres on
one axle should not vary by more than
2 mm.
After changing wheels the vehicle
must be stationary for approx.
20 minutes, before the system
recalculates. The following relearn
process takes up to 10 minutes of
driving with a minimum speed of
12 mph. In this case $ can be
displayed or pressure values can
swap in the Driver Information Centre.
If problems occur during the relearn
process a warning message is
displayed in the Driver Information
Centre.
Temperature dependency
Tyre pressure depends on the
temperature of the tyre. During
driving tyre temperature and pressure
increase.
Tread depth
The legally permissible minimum
tread depth (1.6 mm) has been
reached when the tread has worn
down as far as one of the tread wear
indicators (TWI). Their position is
indicated by markings on the
sidewall.
Tyres age, even if they are not used.
We recommend tyre replacement
every 6 years.
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Changing tyre and wheel
size
If tyres of a different size than those
fitted at the factory are used, it may be
necessary to reprogramme the
speedometer as well as the nominal
tyre pressure and make other vehicle
modifications.
After converting to a different tyre
size, have the label with tyre
pressures replaced.
9 Warning
Use of unsuitable tyres or wheels
may lead to accidents and will
invalidate the vehicle type
approval.
Wheel covers
Wheel covers and tyres that are
factory approved for the respective
vehicle and comply with all of the
relevant wheel and tyre combination
requirements must be used.
If the wheel covers and tyres used are
not factory approved, the tyres must
not have a rim protection ridge.
Wheel covers must not impair brake
cooling.
9 Warning
Use of unsuitable tyres or wheel
covers could lead to sudden
pressure loss and thereby
accidents.
Tyre chains
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Tyre chains are only permitted on the
front wheels.
Always use fine mesh chains that add
no more than 10 mm to the tyre tread
and the inboard sides (including chain
lock).
9 Warning
Damage may lead to tyre blowout.
Tyre chains are only permitted on
tyres of size 175/70 R 14,
185/60 R 15, 185/65 R 15 and 195/55
R 16.
Tyre chains are not permitted on tyres
of size 215/45 R 17 and 225/35 R 18.
The use of tyre chains is not permitted
on the temporary spare wheel.
Tyre repair kit
Minor damage to the tyre tread can be
repaired with the tyre repair kit.
Do not remove foreign bodies from
the tyres.
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Tyre damage exceeding 4 mm or that
is at tyre's sidewall cannot be repaired
with the tyre repair kit.
The tyre repair kit is in the tool box
under the floor cover in the load
compartment.
9 Warning
Do not drive faster than 50 mph.
Do not use for a lengthy period.
Steering and handling may be
affected.
If you have a flat tyre:
Apply the parking brake and engage
first gear.
On versions with rear carrier system
or liquid gas engine, tyre repair kit is
located in a suitcase and fixed with a
strap at the left sidewall in the load
compartment.
On versions with storage box in the
load compartment the suitcase with
the tyre repair kit is located in a
chamber of the box 3 61.
Vehicle care
On versions with subwoofer box the
tyre repair kit is located in the box
under the floor cover in the load
compartment. To use tyre repair kit,
firstly remove floor cover: fold rear
part to the front and pull out the cover
to the rear 3 63.
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4. Screw the compressor air hose to
the connection on the sealant
bottle.
5. Fit the sealant bottle into the
retainer on the compressor.
Set the compressor near the tyre
in such a way that the sealant
bottle is upright.
3. Remove the electrical connection
cable and air hose from the
stowage compartments on the
underside of the compressor.
1. Take the tyre repair kit from the
compartment.
2. Remove the compressor.
6. Unscrew valve cap from defective
tyre.
7. Screw the filler hose to the tyre
valve.
8. The switch on the compressor
must be set to J.
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9. Connect the compressor plug to
the power outlet or cigarette
lighter socket.
To avoid discharging the battery,
we recommend running the
engine.
12. All of the sealant is pumped into
the tyre. Then the tyre is inflated.
13. The prescribed tyre pressure
should be obtained within
10 minutes. Tyre pressure
3 206. When the correct pressure
is obtained, switch off the
compressor.
14.
15.
10. Set the rocker switch on the
compressor to I. The tyre is filled
with sealant.
11. The compressor pressure gauge
briefly indicates up to 6 bar whilst
the sealant bottle is emptying
(approx. 30 seconds). Then the
pressure starts to drop.
16.
If the prescribed tyre pressure is
not obtained within 10 minutes,
remove the tyre repair kit. Move
the vehicle one tyre rotation.
Reattach the tyre repair kit and
continue the filling procedure for
10 minutes. If the prescribed tyre
pressure is still not obtained, the
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tyre is too badly damaged. Seek
the assistance of a workshop.
Drain excess tyre pressure with
the button over the pressure
indicator.
Do not run the compressor longer
than 10 minutes.
Detach the tyre repair kit. Push
catch on bracket to remove
sealant bottle from bracket. Screw
the tyre inflation hose to the free
connection of the sealant bottle.
This prevents sealant from
escaping. Stow tyre repair kit in
load compartment.
Remove any excess sealant
using a cloth.
Take the label indicating
maximum permitted speed from
the sealant bottle and affix in the
driver's field of view.
Continue driving immediately so
that sealant is evenly distributed
in the tyre. After driving approx.
6 miles (but no more than
10 minutes), stop and check tyre
pressure. Screw compressor air
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hose directly onto tyre valve and
compressor when doing this.
If tyre pressure is more than
1.3 bar, set it to the correct value.
Repeat the procedure until there
is no more loss of pressure.
If the tyre pressure has fallen
below 1.3 bar, the vehicle must
not be used. Seek the assistance
of a workshop.
18. Stow away tyre repair kit in load
compartment. On version with
subwoofer install floor cover. Rear
floor storage cover 3 63.
Note
The driving characteristics of the
repaired tyre are severely affected,
therefore have this tyre replaced.
If unusual noise is heard or the
compressor becomes hot, turn
compressor off for at least
30 minutes.
The built-in safety valve opens at a
pressure of 102 psi.
Note the expiry date of the kit. After
this date its sealing capability is no
longer guaranteed. Pay attention to
storage information on sealant
bottle.
Replace the used sealant bottle.
Dispose of the bottle as prescribed
by applicable laws.
The compressor and sealant can be
used from approx. -30 °C.
The adapters supplied can be used
to pump up other items e.g.
footballs, air mattresses, inflatable
dinghies etc. They are located on the
underside of the compressor. To
remove, screw on compressor air
hose and withdraw adapter.
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Wheel changing
Some vehicles are equipped with a
tyre repair kit instead of a spare wheel
3 175.
Make the following preparations and
observe the following information:
■ Park the vehicle on a level, firm and
non-skid surface. The front wheels
must be in the straight-ahead
position.
■ Apply the parking brake and
engage first gear or reverse gear.
■ Remove the spare wheel 3 182.
■ Never change more than one wheel
at once.
■ Use the jack only to change wheels
in case of puncture, not for
seasonal winter or summer tyre
change.
■ If the ground on which the vehicle
is standing is soft, a solid board
(max. 1 cm thick) should be placed
under the jack.
■ Take heavy objects out of the
vehicle before jacking up.
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■ No people or animals may be in the
vehicle when it is jacked-up.
■ Never crawl under a jacked-up
vehicle.
■ Do not start the vehicle when it is
raised on the jack.
■ Clean wheel bolts and thread with
a clean cloth before mounting the
wheel.
1. Disengage wheel bolt caps with a
screwdriver and remove. Pull off
the wheel cover with the hook.
Vehicle tools 3 169.
Alloy wheels: Disengage wheel
bolt caps with a screwdriver and
remove. To protect the wheel,
place a soft cloth between the
screwdriver and the alloy wheel.
9 Warning
3. Ensure the jack is correctly
positioned under the relevant
vehicle jacking point.
Do not grease wheel bolt, wheel
nut and wheel nut cone.
2. Install the wheel wrench ensuring
that it locates securely and loosen
each wheel bolt by half a turn.
Vehicle care
Some versions have sill
panellings with covered vehicle
jacking points: pull out the cover
at the respective jacking point
firstly.
4. Set the jack to the necessary
height. Position it directly below
the jacking point in a manner that
prevents it from slipping.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Attach jack handle and with the
jack correctly aligned rotate
handle until wheel is clear of the
ground.
Unscrew the wheel bolts.
Change the wheel. Spare wheel
3 182
Screw on the wheel bolts.
Lower vehicle.
Install the wheel wrench ensuring
that it locates securely and tighten
each bolt in a crosswise
sequence. Tightening torque is
110 Nm.
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10. Align the valve hole in the wheel
cover with the tyre valve before
installing.
Install wheel bolt caps.
11. Stow the replaced wheel 3 182
and the vehicle tools 3 169.
12. Check the tyre pressure of the
installed tyre and the wheel nut
torque as soon as possible.
Have the defective tyre renewed or
repaired as soon as possible.
Jacking position for lifting
platform
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Rear arm position of the lifting
platform centrically under the recess
of the sill.
The spare wheel has a steel rim.
Caution
The use of a spare wheel that is
smaller than the other wheels or in
combination with winter tyres
could affect driveability. Have the
defective tyre replaced as soon as
possible.
Front arm position of the lifting
platform at the underbody.
Spare wheel
Some vehicles are equipped with a
tyre repair kit instead of a spare
wheel.
The spare wheel is classified as a
temporary spare wheel depending on
the size compared to the other
mounted wheels and country
regulations.
The spare wheel is located in a holder
beneath the vehicle floor.
1. Open the load compartment floor
3 63.
Remove storage box if equipped
3 61.
2. Remove the wheel wrench from
the tool box.
3. Fit the wheel wrench on the
hexagon bolt near the tool box
and turn it anti-clockwise until a
resistance is noticeable.
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4. Lift the spare wheel holder a bit by
hand and unhook the catch.
5. Lower the spare wheel holder.
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11. Close the empty spare wheel
holder by turning the hexagon bolt
clockwise successively using the
wheel wrench.
12. Stow wheel wrench and the jack
in the tool box in vehicle floor.
13. Close the load compartment floor.
Stowing a damaged wheel in the
load compartment
6. Lift the spare wheel holder a bit by
hand and detach the safety cable.
7. Lower holder all the way and
remove spare wheel.
8. Change the wheel 3 179.
The damaged wheel has to be
secured in the load compartment,
see below.
9. Lift the empty spare wheel holder
and insert the safety cable.
10. Lift the spare wheel holder farther
and engage in catch. The open
side of the catch must point in the
direction of travel.
The spare wheel holder is not
designed for other tyre sizes than the
spare wheel.
A damaged wheel wider than the
spare wheel has to be stowed in the
load compartment and secured with a
strap. Vehicle tools 3 169.
Wheels with tyre size up to
195/55R16
1. Remove load compartment cover
and lift up load compartment floor.
Stow both behind the raised up
backrests of the rear seats.
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2. Untwist wing nut and remove tool
box.
3. Position the damaged wheel to
stand upright into the tool box
spare, facing to the front.
4. Remove strap 1 from the tool box
and place the loop end of the strap
through the right side lashing eye.
5. Place the hook end of the strap
through the loop and pull it until
the strap is fastened securely to
the lashing eye.
6. Insert the strap through the
spokes of the wheel as shown in
the illustration.
7. Mount the hook to the left side
lashing eye.
8. Tighten the strap and secure it
using the buckle.
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4. Take strap 1 and place the loop
end of the strap through the right
side lashing eye.
5. Place the hook end of the strap
through the loop and pull it until
the strap is fastened securely to
the lashing eye.
9. Position the tool box in the inside
of the wheel and secure it with
strap 2 inserted through two
spokes of the wheel.
Wheels with tyre size bigger than
195/55R16
1. Fold down backrests of the rear
seats 3 60.
2. Remove strap 1 from the tool box.
3. Position the damaged wheel
outside down in the load
compartment.
6. Insert the strap through the
spokes of the wheel as shown in
the illustration.
7. Mount the hook to the left side
lashing eye.
8. Tighten the strap and secure it
using the buckle.
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9 Warning
Storing a jack, a wheel or other
equipment in the load
compartment could cause injury if
they are not fixed properly. During
a sudden stop or a collision, loose
equipment could strike someone.
Store jack and tools always in the
respective storage compartments
and secure them by fixing.
Damaged wheel placed in the load
compartment must always be
secured by the strap.
Temporary spare wheel
The use of the temporary spare wheel
could affect driveability. Have the
defective tyre renewed or repaired as
soon as possible.
Only mount one temporary spare
wheel. Do not drive faster than
50 mph. Take curves slowly. Do not
use for a long period of time.
If your vehicle gets a flat tyre on the
rear while towing another vehicle,
mount the temporary spare wheel in
the front and the full size tyre in the
rear.
Tyre chains 3 175.
Directional tyres
Fit directional tyres such that they roll
in the direction of travel. The rolling
direction is indicated by a symbol
(e.g. an arrow) on the sidewall.
The following applies to tyres fitted
opposing the rolling direction:
■ Driveability may be affected. Have
the defective tyre renewed or
repaired as soon as possible.
■ Drive particularly carefully on wet
and snow-covered road surfaces.
Jump starting
Do not start with a quick charger.
A vehicle with a discharged vehicle
battery can be started using jump
leads and the vehicle battery of
another vehicle.
9 Warning
Be extremely careful when starting
with jump leads. Any deviation
from the following instructions can
lead to injuries or damage caused
by battery explosion or damage to
the electrical systems of both
vehicles.
9 Warning
Avoid contact of the battery with
eyes, skin, fabrics and painted
surfaces. The fluid contains
sulphuric acid which can cause
injuries and damage in the event
of direct contact.
Vehicle care
■ Never expose the battery to naked
flames or sparks.
■ A discharged vehicle battery can
already freeze at a temperature of
0 °C. Defrost the frozen battery
before connecting jump leads.
■ Wear eye protection and protective
clothing when handling a battery.
■ Use a booster battery with the
same voltage (12 Volts). Its
capacity (Ah) must not be much
less than that of the discharged
battery.
■ Use jump leads with insulated
terminals and a cross section of at
least 16 mm2 (25 mm2 for diesel
engines).
■ Do not disconnect the discharged
vehicle battery from the vehicle.
■ Switch off all unnecessary electrical
consumers.
■ Do not lean over the battery during
jump starting.
■ Do not allow the terminals of one
lead to touch those of the other
lead.
■ The vehicles must not come into
contact with each other during the
jump starting process.
■ Apply the parking brake,
transmission in neutral.
■ Open the positive terminal
protection caps of both vehicle
batteries.
Lead connection order:
1. Connect the red lead to the
positive terminal of the booster
battery.
2. Connect the other end of the red
lead to the positive terminal of the
discharged battery.
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3. Connect the black lead to the
negative terminal of the booster
battery.
4. Connect the other end of the black
lead to a vehicle grounding point,
such as the engine block or an
engine mounting bolt. Connect as
far away from the discharged
vehicle battery as possible,
however at least 60 cm.
Route the leads so that they cannot
catch on rotating parts in the engine
compartment.
To start the engine:
1. Start the engine of the vehicle
providing the jump.
2. After 5 minutes, start the other
engine. Start attempts should be
made for no longer than
15 seconds at an interval of
1 minute.
3. Allow both engines to idle for
approx. 3 minutes with the leads
connected.
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4. Switch on electrical consumers
(e.g. headlights, heated rear
window) of the vehicle receiving
the jump start.
5. Reverse above sequence exactly
when removing leads.
Towing
Towing the vehicle
Disengage the cap by pushing on the
marked position.
The towing eye is stowed with the
vehicle tools 3 169.
Screw in the towing eye as far as it will
go until it stops in a horizontal
position.
Attach a tow rope – or better still a tow
rod – to the towing eye.
The towing eye must only be used for
towing and not for recovering the
vehicle.
Switch on ignition to release steering
wheel lock and to permit operation of
brake lights, horn and windscreen
wiper.
Transmission in neutral.
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Caution
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Towing another vehicle
Drive slowly. Do not drive jerkily.
Excessive tractive force can
damage the vehicle.
When the engine is not running,
considerably more force is needed to
brake and steer.
To prevent the entry of exhaust gases
from the towing vehicle, switch on the
air recirculation and close the
windows.
Seek the assistance of a workshop.
After towing, unscrew the towing eye.
Insert cap and engage in the bumper.
Insert a screwdriver in the slot at the
lower bend of the cap. Disengage the
cap by carefully moving the
screwdriver downwards.
The towing eye is stowed with the
vehicle tools 3 169.
Screw in the towing eye as far as it will
go until it stops in a horizontal
position.
The lashing eye at the rear
underneath the vehicle must never be
used as a towing eye.
Attach a tow rope – or even better a
tow bar – to the towing eye.
The towing eye must only be used for
towing and not for recovering a
vehicle.
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Caution
Drive slowly. Do not drive jerkily.
Excessive tractive force can
damage the vehicle.
After towing, unscrew the towing eye.
Insert cap and engage in the bumper.
Appearance care
Exterior care
Locks
The locks are lubricated at the factory
using a high quality lock cylinder
grease. Use de-icing agent only when
absolutely necessary, as this has a
degreasing effect and impairs lock
function. After using de-icing agent,
have the locks regreased by a
workshop.
Washing
The paintwork of your vehicle is
exposed to environmental influences.
Wash and wax your vehicle regularly.
When using automatic vehicle
washes, select a programme that
includes waxing.
Bird droppings, dead insects, resin,
pollen and the like should be cleaned
off immediately, as they contain
aggressive constituents which can
cause paint damage.
If using a vehicle wash, comply with
the vehicle wash manufacturer's
instructions. The windscreen wiper
and rear window wiper must be
switched off. Remove antenna and
external accessories such as roof
racks etc.
If you wash your vehicle by hand,
make sure that the insides of the
wheel housings are also thoroughly
rinsed out.
Clean edges and folds on opened
doors and the bonnet as well as the
areas they cover.
Caution
Always use a cleaning agent with
a pH value of 4 to 9.
Do not use cleaning agents on hot
surfaces.
Have the door hinges of all doors
greased by a workshop.
Do not clean the engine compartment
with a steam-jet or high-pressure jet
cleaner.
Vehicle care
On vehicles with emblem touchpad:
when cleaning with a high-pressure
jet cleaner ensure a minimum
distance of 30 cm when working
around the tailgate to prevent
unintended unlocking.
Thoroughly rinse and leather-off the
vehicle. Rinse leather frequently. Use
separate leathers for painted and
glass surfaces: remnants of wax on
the windows will impair vision.
Exterior lights
Headlight and other light covers are
made of plastic. Do not use any
abrasive or caustic agents, do not use
an ice scraper, and do not clean them
dry.
Polishing and waxing
Wax the vehicle regularly (at the
latest when water no longer beads).
Otherwise, the paintwork will dry out.
Polishing is necessary only if the paint
has become dull or if solid deposits
have become attached to it.
Paintwork polish with silicone forms a
protective film, making waxing
unnecessary.
Plastic body parts must not be treated
with wax or polishing agents.
Windows and windscreen wiper
blades
Use a soft lint-free cloth or chamois
leather together with window cleaner
and insect remover.
When cleaning the rear window from
inside, always wipe in parallel to the
heating element to prevent damage.
For mechanical removal of ice, use a
sharp-edged ice scraper. Press the
scraper firmly against the glass so
that no dirt can get under it and
scratch the glass.
Clean smearing wiper blades with a
soft cloth and window cleaner.
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Glass panel
Never clean with solvents or abrasive
agents, fuels, aggressive media (e.g.
paint cleaner, acetone-containing
solutions etc.), acidic or highly
alkaline media or abrasive pads. Do
not apply wax or polishing agents to
the glass panel.
Wheels and tyres
Do not use high-pressure jet
cleaners.
Clean rims with a pH-neutral wheel
cleaner.
Rims are painted and can be treated
with the same agents as the body.
Paintwork damage
Rectify minor paintwork damage with
a touch-up pen before rust forms.
Have more extensive damage or rust
areas repaired by a workshop.
Underbody
Some areas of the vehicle underbody
have a PVC undercoating while other
critical areas have a durable
protective wax coating.
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After the underbody is washed, check
the underbody and have it waxed if
necessary.
Bitumen/rubber materials could
damage the PVC coating. Have
underbody work carried out by a
workshop.
Before and after winter, wash the
underbody and have the protective
wax coating checked.
Liquid gas system
9 Danger
Liquid gas is heavier than air and
can collect in sink points.
Take care when performing work
at the underbody in a pit.
For painting work and when using a
drying booth at a temperature above
60 °C, the liquid gas tank must be
removed.
Do not make any modifications to the
liquid gas system.
Rear carrier system
Clean the rear carrier system with a
steam-jet or high-pressure jet cleaner
at least once a year.
Operate the rear carrier system
periodically if not in regular use, in
particular during winter.
Interior care
Interior and upholstery
Only clean the vehicle interior,
including the instrument panel fascia
and panelling, with a dry cloth or
interior cleaner.
Clean the leather upholstery with
clear water and a soft cloth. In case of
heavy soiling, use leather care.
The instrument cluster and the
displays should only be cleaned using
a soft damp cloth. If necessary use a
weak soap solution.
Clean fabric upholstery with a
vacuum cleaner and brush. Remove
stains with an upholstery cleaner.
Clothing fabrics may not be
colourfast. This could cause visible
discolourations, especially on lightcoloured upholstery. Removable
stains and discolourations should be
cleaned as soon as possible.
Clean seat belts with lukewarm water
or interior cleaner.
Caution
Close Velcro fasteners as open
Velcro fasteners on clothing could
damage seat upholstery.
The same applies to clothing with
sharp-edged objects, like zips or
belts or studded jeans.
Plastic and rubber parts
Plastic and rubber parts can be
cleaned with the same cleaner as
used to clean the body. Use interior
cleaner if necessary. Do not use any
other agent. Avoid solvents and petrol
in particular. Do not use highpressure jet cleaners.
Service and maintenance
Service and
maintenance
General information ................... 193
Recommended fluids, lubricants
and parts .................................... 194
General information
Service information
In order to ensure economical and
safe vehicle operation and to
maintain the value of your vehicle, it
is of vital importance that all
maintenance work is carried out at the
proper intervals as specified.
The detailed, up-to-date service
schedule for your vehicle is available
at the workshop.
Service display 3 78.
European service intervals
Maintenance of your vehicle is
required every 20000 miles or after
1 year, whichever occurs first, unless
otherwise indicated in the service
display.
The European service intervals are
valid for the following countries:
Andorra, Austria, Belgium, BosniaHerzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia,
Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark,
Estonia, Finland, France, Germany,
Greece, Greenland, Hungary,
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Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia,
Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia,
Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands,
Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania,
Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden,
Switzerland, United Kingdom.
Service display 3 78.
International service intervals
Maintenance of your vehicle is
required every 10000 miles or after
1 year, whichever occurs first, unless
otherwise indicated in the service
display.
The international service intervals are
valid for the countries which are not
listed in the European service
intervals.
Service display 3 78.
Confirmations
Confirmation of service is recorded in
the Service and Warranty Booklet.
The date and mileage is completed
with the stamp and signature of the
servicing workshop.
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Service and maintenance
Make sure that the Service and
Warranty Booklet is completed
correctly as continuous proof of
service is essential if any warranty or
goodwill claims are to be met, and is
also a benefit when selling the
vehicle.
Service interval with remaining
engine oil life duration
The service interval is based on
several parameters depending on
usage.
The service display lets you know
when to change the engine oil.
Service display 3 78.
Recommended fluids,
lubricants and parts
Recommended fluids and
lubricants
Only use products that meet the
recommended specifications.
Damage resulting from the use of
products not in line with these
specifications will not be covered by
the warranty.
9 Warning
Operating materials are
hazardous and could be
poisonous. Handle with care. Pay
attention to information given on
the containers.
Engine oil
Engine oil is identified by its quality
and its viscosity. Quality is more
important than viscosity when
selecting which engine oil to use. The
oil quality ensures e.g. engine
cleanliness, wear protection and oil
aging control, whereas viscosity
grade gives information on the oil's
thickness over a temperature range.
Dexos is the newest engine oil quality
that provides optimum protection for
gasoline and diesel engines. If it is
unavailable, engine oils of other listed
qualities have to be used.
Recommendations for gasoline
engines are also valid for
Compressed Natural Gas (CNG),
Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) and
Ethanol (E85) fuelled engines.
Select the appropriate engine oil
based on its quality and on the
minimum ambient temperature
3 198.
Topping up engine oil
Engine oils of different manufacturers
and brands can be mixed as long as
they comply with the required engine
oil quality and viscosity.
Use of engine oil with only
ACEA A1/B1 or only A5/B5 quality is
prohibited, since it can cause longterm engine damage under certain
operating conditions.
Service and maintenance
Select the appropriate engine oil
based on its quality and on the
minimum ambient temperature
3 198.
Additional engine oil additives
The use of additional engine oil
additives could cause damage and
invalidate the warranty.
Engine oil viscosity grades
The SAE viscosity grade gives
information of the thickness of the oil.
Multigrade oil is indicated by two
figures, e.g. SAE 5W-30. The first
figure, followed by a W, indicates the
low temperature viscosity and the
second figure the high temperature
viscosity.
Select the appropriate viscosity grade
depending on the minimum ambient
temperature 3 198.
All of the recommended viscosity
grades are suitable for high ambient
temperatures.
Coolant and antifreeze
Use only silicate-free long life coolant
(LLC) antifreeze. Consult a
workshop.
The system is factory filled with
coolant designed for excellent
corrosion protection and frost
protection down to approx. -28 °C. In
northern countries with very low
temperatures the factory filled coolant
provides frost protection down to
approx. -37 °C. This concentration
should be maintained all year round.
The use of additional coolant
additives that intend to give additional
corrosion protection or seal against
minor leaks can cause function
problems. Liability for consequences
resulting from the use of additional
coolant additives will be rejected.
Brake and clutch fluid
Only use high-performance brake
fluid approved for the vehicle, consult
a workshop.
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Over time, brake fluid absorbs
moisture which will reduce braking
effectiveness. The brake fluid should
therefore be replaced at the specified
interval.
Brake fluid should be stored in a
sealed container to avoid water
absorption.
Ensure brake fluid does not become
contaminated.
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Technical data
Technical data
Vehicle identification .................. 196
Vehicle data ............................... 198
Vehicle identification
Identification plate
Vehicle Identification
Number
The identification plate is located on
the left door frame.
The Vehicle Identification Number is
visible through the windscreen.
Technical data
Information on identification label:
1 = Manufacturer
2 = Type approval number
3 = Vehicle Identification Number
4 = Permissible gross vehicle
weight rating in kg
5 = Permissible gross train weight
in kg
6 = Maximum permissible front axle
load in kg
7 = Maximum permissible rear axle
load in kg
8 = Vehicle-specific or countryspecific data
The combined total of front and rear
axle loads must not exceed the
permissible gross vehicle weight. For
example, if the front axle is bearing its
maximum permissible load, the rear
axle can only bear a load that is equal
to the gross vehicle weight minus the
front axle load.
The technical data is determined in
accordance with European
Community standards. We reserve
the right to make modifications.
Specifications in the vehicle
documents always have priority over
those given in this manual.
Engine identification
The technical data tables show the
engine identifier code. Engine data
3 201.
To identify the respective engine,
refer to the engine power in the EEC
Certificate of Conformity provided
with your vehicle or other national
registration documents.
197
198
Technical data
Vehicle data
Recommended fluids and lubricants
European service schedule
Required engine oil quality
All European countries
(except Belarus, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Turkey)
Only Israel
Petrol engines
(including CNG, LPG, E85)
Petrol engines
(including CNG, LPG, E85)
dexos 1
–
✔
dexos 2
✔
–
Engine oil quality
In case dexos quality is unavailable you may use max. 1 litre engine oil quality ACEA C3 for topping up once between each
oil change.
Engine oil viscosity grades
All European countries and Israel
(except Belarus, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Turkey)
Ambient temperature
Petrol engines
down to -25 °C
SAE 5W-30 or SAE 5W-40
below -25 °C
SAE 0W-30 or SAE 0W-40
Technical data
International service schedule
Required engine oil quality
All countries outside Europe
except Israel
Only Belarus, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Turkey
Petrol engines
(including CNG, LPG, E85)
Petrol engines
(including CNG, LPG, E85)
dexos 1
✔
–
dexos 2
–
✔
Engine oil quality
In case dexos quality is unavailable you may use the oil qualities listed below:
All countries outside Europe
except Israel
Only Belarus, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Turkey
Petrol engines
(including CNG, LPG, E85)
Petrol engines
(including CNG, LPG, E85)
GM-LL-A-025
✔
✔
GM-LL-B-025
–
–
Engine oil quality
199
200
Technical data
All countries outside Europe
except Israel
Only Belarus, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Turkey
Petrol engines
(including CNG, LPG, E85)
Petrol engines
(including CNG, LPG, E85)
ACEA A3/B3
✔
✔
ACEA A3/B4
✔
✔
ACEA C3
✔
✔
API SM
✔
✔
API SN resource conserving
✔
✔
Engine oil quality
Engine oil viscosity grades
All countries outside Europe (except Israel),
including Belarus, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Turkey
Ambient temperature
Petrol engines
down to -25 °C
SAE 5W-30 or SAE 5W-40
below -25 °C
SAE 0W-30 or SAE 0W-40
down to -20 °C
SAE 10W-301) or SAE 10W-401)
1)
Permitted, but usage of SAE 5W-30 or SAE 5W-40 with dexos quality is recommended.
Technical data
Engine data
Sales designation
1.2
1.4
1.4 LPG
1.4
Engine identifier code
A12XEL
A14XEL
A14XEL
A14XER
Number of cylinders
4
4
4
4
Piston displacement [cm3]
1229
1398
1398
1398
Engine power [kW]
51
64
64
74
at rpm
5600
6000
6000
6000
Torque [Nm]
115
130
130
130
at rpm
4000
4000
4000
4000
Fuel type
Petrol
Petrol
Liquid Gas/Petrol
Petrol
recommended
95
95
95
95
possible
98
98
98
98
Gas
–
–
LPG
–
Oil consumption [l/1000 km]
0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6
Octane rating RON
201
202
Technical data
Performance
Engine
A12XEL
A14XEL
A14XER
Manual transmission
103
109
115
Automatic transmission
–
–
–
Maximum speed2) [mph]
2)
The maximum speed indicated is achievable at kerb weight (without driver) plus 200 kg payload. Optional equipment could reduce the
specified maximum speed of the vehicle.
Technical data
Vehicle weight
Kerb weight, basic model without any optional equipment
without/with air conditioning
[kg]
Engine
Manual transmission
Automatic transmission
A12XEL
1086/1101
–
A14XEL
1120/1135
–
A14XER
1120/1135
–
Kerb weight, basic model with all optional equipment
without/with air conditioning
[kg]
Engine
Manual transmission
Automatic transmission
A12XEL
–/1237
–
A14XEL
–/1237
–
A14XER
–/1237
–
Vehicle dimensions
Length [mm]
3698
Width without exterior mirrors [mm]
1720
Width with two exterior mirrors [mm]
1966
Height (without antenna) [mm]
1484
203
204
Technical data
Length of load compartment floor [mm]
462
Length of load compartment with folded rear seats [mm]
1041
Load compartment width [mm]
954
Load compartment height [mm]
874
Wheelbase [mm]
2311
Turning circle diameter [m]
10.1
Technical data
Capacities
Engine oil
Engine
A12XEL
A14XEL
A14XER
including Filter [l]
4.0
4.0
4.0
between MIN and MAX [l]
1.0
1.0
1.0
Engine
A12XEL
A14XEL
A14XER
Petrol, refilling quantity [l]
35
35
35
LPG, refilling quantity [l]
–
41
–
Fuel tank
205
206
Technical data
Tyre pressures
Engine
Tyres
A12XEL, 175/70 R14,
A14XEL, 185/60 R15,
185/65 R15
A14XER
195/55 R16,
215/45 R17,
225/35 R18
All
Comfort with up to 3 people ECO with up to 3 people
With full load
front
rear
front
rear
front
rear
[kPa/bar]
([psi])
[kPa/bar]
([psi])
[kPa/bar]
([psi])
[kPa/bar]
([psi])
[kPa/bar]
([psi])
[kPa/bar]
([psi])
200/2.0 (29) 240/2.4 (35) 260/2.6 (38) 320/3.2 (46) 260/2.6 (38) 320/3.2 (46)
200/2.0 (29) 260/2.6 (38) 260/2.6 (38) 320/3.2 (46) 260/2.6 (38) 320/3.2 (46)
Temporary spare wheel 420/4.2 (61) 420/4.2 (61) –
–
420/4.2 (61) 420/4.2 (61)
Customer information
Customer information
Customer information
Customer information ................ 207
Vehicle data recording and pri‐
vacy ........................................... 207
This vehicle has systems that
transmit and/or receive radio waves
subject to Directive 1999/5/EC.
These systems are in compliance
with the essential requirements and
other relevant provisions of Directive
1999/5/EC. Copies of the original
Declarations of Conformity can be
obtained on our website.
Declaration of conformity
207
Vehicle data recording
and privacy
Event data recorders
Data storage modules in the
vehicle
A large number of electronic
components of your vehicle contain
data storage modules temporarily or
permanently storing technical data
about the condition of the vehicle,
events and errors. In general, this
technical information documents the
condition of parts, modules, systems
or the environment:
■ Operating conditions of system
components (e.g. filling levels)
■ Status messages of the vehicle and
its single components (e.g. number
of wheel revolutions / rotational
speed, deceleration, lateral
acceleration)
■ Dysfunctions and defects in
important system components
208
Customer information
■ Vehicle reactions in particular
driving situations (e.g. inflation of
an airbag, activation of the stability
regulation system)
■ Environmental conditions (e.g.
temperature)
These data are exclusively technical
and help identifying and correcting
errors as well as optimizing vehicle
functions.
Motion profiles indicating travelled
routes cannot be created with these
data.
If services are used (e.g. repair
works, service processes, warranty
cases, quality assurance),
employees of the service network
(manufacturer included) are able to
read out this technical information
from the event and error data storage
modules applying special diagnostic
devices. If required, you will receive
further information at these
workshops. After an error has been
corrected, the data are deleted from
the error storage module or they are
constantly overwritten.
When using the vehicle, situations
may occur in which these technical
data related to other information
(accident report, damages on the
vehicle, witness statements etc.) may
be associated with a specific person possibly, with the assistance of an
expert.
Additional functions contractually
agreed upon with the client (e.g.
vehicle location in emergency cases)
allow the transmission of particular
vehicle data from the vehicle.
Radio Frequency
Identification (RFID)
RFID technology is used in some
vehicles for functions such as tyre
pressure monitoring and ignition
system security. It is also used in
connection with conveniences such
as radio remote controls for door
locking/unlocking and starting, and invehicle transmitters for garage door
openers. RFID technology in
Vauxhall vehicles does not use or
record personal information or link
with any other Vauxhall system
containing personal information.
Customer information
209
210
Index
A
Accessories and vehicle
modifications .......................... 149
Adjustable air vents ................... 116
Airbag and belt tensioners ........... 82
Airbag deactivation ................ 42, 82
Airbag system .............................. 37
Air conditioning regular
operation ................................ 117
Air conditioning system .............. 110
Air intake .................................... 117
Air vents...................................... 116
Antilock brake system ................ 124
Antilock brake system (ABS) ....... 83
Anti-theft alarm system ................ 24
Anti-theft locking system .............. 23
Appearance care........................ 190
Ashtrays ....................................... 75
Automatic anti-dazzle .................. 27
Automatic light control ............... 102
Automatic locking ........................ 22
B
Battery discharge protection ...... 108
Battery voltage ............................. 94
Belts.............................................. 34
Bicycle rack.................................. 51
Bonnet ....................................... 151
Brake and clutch fluid................. 194
Brake and clutch system ............. 83
Brake assist ............................... 125
Brake fluid .................................. 153
Brakes ............................... 124, 153
Breakdown.................................. 188
Bulb replacement ....................... 156
C
Capacities .................................. 205
Car Pass ...................................... 18
Catalytic converter ..................... 123
Central locking system ................ 20
Changing tyre and wheel size . . . 175
Charging system .......................... 82
Child restraint installation
locations ................................... 45
Child restraints.............................. 43
Child restraint systems ................ 43
Cigarette lighter ........................... 75
City mode................................... 127
Climate control ............................. 15
Climate control systems............. 109
Clock ............................................ 73
Code............................................. 92
Control indicators.......................... 78
Control of the vehicle ................. 118
Controls........................................ 68
Convex shape .............................. 25
Coolant and antifreeze............... 194
Cruise control ...................... 85, 129
211
Cupholders .................................. 49
Curtain airbag system .................. 41
D
Danger, Warnings and Cautions . . . 4
Daytime running lights ............... 103
Declaration of conformity............ 207
Door open .................................... 86
Doors............................................ 22
Driver assistance systems.......... 129
Driver Information Centre............. 86
Driving hints................................ 118
E
Electric adjustment ...................... 25
Electrical system......................... 164
Electronic climate control system 112
Electronic Stability Control.......... 126
Electronic Stability Control and
Traction Control system............ 84
End-of-life vehicle recovery ....... 150
Engine compartment fuse box ... 165
Engine coolant ........................... 152
Engine coolant temperature
gauge ....................................... 77
Engine data ............................... 201
Engine exhaust .......................... 123
Engine identification................... 197
Engine oil ................... 151, 194, 198
Engine oil pressure ...................... 85
Entry lighting .............................. 107
Event data recorders.................. 207
Exit lighting ................................ 107
Exterior care .............................. 190
Exterior light ................................. 85
Exterior lighting .................... 12, 101
Exterior mirrors............................. 25
F
First aid......................................... 65
First aid kit ................................... 65
Fixed air vents ........................... 116
Flex-Fix system............................ 51
Folding mirrors ............................. 26
Front airbag system ..................... 40
Front seats.................................... 31
Front storage................................ 50
Front turn signal lights ............... 159
Fuel............................................. 143
Fuel consumption - CO2Emissions ............................... 148
Fuel for liquid gas operation....... 143
Fuel for petrol engines ............... 143
Fuel gauge ................................... 77
Fuel selector ................................ 77
Fuses ......................................... 164
G
Gauges......................................... 76
Glass panel .................................. 29
Glovebox ..................................... 49
Graphic-Info-Display, ColourInfo-Display .............................. 90
H
Halogen headlights .................... 156
Hand brake......................... 124, 125
Hazard warning flashers ............ 103
Headlight flash ........................... 102
Headlight range adjustment ...... 103
Headlights................................... 101
Headlights when driving abroad 103
Head restraint adjustment ............. 8
Head restraints ............................ 30
Heated mirrors ............................. 26
Heated rear window ..................... 29
Heated steering wheel ................. 69
Heating ........................................ 34
Heating and ventilation system . 109
High beam ........................... 85, 102
Hill start assist ........................... 125
Horn ....................................... 13, 69
I
Identification plate ..................... 196
Ignition switch positions ............. 119
Immobiliser ............................ 25, 85
Indicators...................................... 76
Information displays...................... 86
Instrument cluster ........................ 76
212
M
Instrument panel fuse box ......... 167
Instrument panel illumination ..... 163
Instrument panel illumination
control .................................... 105
Instrument panel overview ........... 10
Interior care ............................... 192
Interior lighting............................ 105
Interior lights ...................... 105, 163
Interior mirrors.............................. 26
Introduction .................................... 3
ISOFIX child restraint systems .... 48
New vehicle running-in .............. 118
Number plate light ..................... 163
J
O
Jump starting ............................. 186
K
Key, memorised settings.............. 20
Keys ............................................. 18
Keys, locks................................... 18
L
Lashing eyes ............................... 64
Light switch ................................ 101
Load compartment ................ 22, 60
Load compartment cover ............. 62
Loading information ..................... 66
Low fuel ....................................... 85
Malfunction indicator light ............ 82
Manual anti-dazzle ...................... 26
Manual transmission .................. 123
Memorised settings...................... 20
Mirror adjustment ........................... 8
Misted light covers ..................... 105
N
Object detection systems........... 131
Odometer ..................................... 76
Oil, engine.......................... 194, 198
Outside temperature .................... 72
Overrun cut-off ........................... 120
P
Parking ................................ 17, 122
Parking assist ............................ 131
Parking brake ............................ 125
Parking lights ............................. 104
Performance .............................. 202
Performing work ........................ 150
Pollen filter ................................. 117
Power outlets ............................... 75
Power steering.............................. 83
Power windows ............................ 27
Puncture..................................... 179
R
Radio Frequency Identification
(RFID)..................................... 208
Radio remote control ................... 19
Rear carrier system...................... 51
Rear floor storage cover .............. 63
Rear fog light ............................... 85
Rear fog lights ........................... 104
Rear storage................................. 61
Rear window wiper/washer .......... 71
Recommended fluids and
lubricants ........................ 194, 198
Refuelling ................................... 145
Retained power off..................... 119
Reversing lights ......................... 105
Ride control systems.................. 126
Roof load...................................... 66
Roof rack ..................................... 66
S
Safety belts................................... 34
Seat adjustment ....................... 7, 32
Seat belt ........................................ 8
Seat belt reminder ....................... 81
Seat belts ..................................... 34
Seat folding .................................. 33
Seat position ................................ 31
213
Service ....................................... 117
Service display ............................ 78
Service information .................... 193
Service vehicle soon .................... 83
Side airbag system ...................... 40
Side blind spot alert.................... 141
Sidelights.................................... 101
Side turn signal lights ................ 162
Spare wheel ............................... 182
Speed limiter............................... 130
Speedometer ............................... 76
Starting and operating................ 118
Starting off ................................... 16
Starting the engine .................... 119
Steering wheel adjustment ...... 9, 68
Steering wheel controls ............... 68
Stop-start system........................ 120
Storage......................................... 49
Storage compartments................. 49
Sun visors .................................... 29
Symbols ......................................... 4
Towing the vehicle ..................... 188
Traction Control system ............. 126
Transmission ............................... 16
Tread depth ............................... 174
Trip computer .............................. 95
Trip odometer .............................. 76
Turn and lane-change signals ... 104
Turn signal ................................... 81
Tyre chains ................................ 175
Tyre designations ...................... 171
Tyre pressure ............................ 171
Tyre pressure monitoring
system............................... 84, 172
Tyre pressures ........................... 206
Tyre repair kit ............................. 175
T
V
Tachometer ................................. 76
Tail lights ................................... 159
Three-point seat belt .................... 35
Tools .......................................... 169
Top-tether fastening eyes ............ 48
Towing........................................ 188
Towing another vehicle ............. 189
U
Ultrasonic parking assist ...... 84, 131
Upholstery.................................. 192
Upshift.......................................... 83
Using this manual .......................... 3
Vehicle battery ........................... 154
Vehicle checks............................ 150
Vehicle data................................ 198
Vehicle data recording and
privacy..................................... 207
Vehicle dimensions .................... 203
Vehicle Identification Number .... 196
Vehicle jack................................ 169
Vehicle messages ....................... 92
Vehicle personalisation ............... 97
Vehicle security............................ 23
Vehicle specific data ...................... 3
Vehicle storage........................... 149
Vehicle tools............................... 169
Vehicle unlocking ........................... 6
Vehicle weight ........................... 203
Ventilation................................... 109
W
Warning chimes ........................... 94
Warning lights............................... 76
Warning triangle .......................... 65
Washer and wiper systems ......... 14
Washer fluid ............................... 153
Wheel changing ......................... 179
Wheel covers ............................. 175
Wheels and tyres ....................... 170
Windows....................................... 27
Windscreen................................... 27
Windscreen wiper/washer ........... 70
Winter tyres ............................... 170
Wiper blade replacement .......... 156
214