VAUXHALL Astra Owner'

VAUXHALL Astra
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VAUXHALL Astra
Owner’s Manual
Model Year 2012.5
Edition: January 2012
TS 1680-B-12
Contents
Introduction .................................... 2
In brief ............................................ 6
Keys, doors and windows ............ 19
Seats, restraints ........................... 35
Storage ........................................ 53
Instruments and controls ............. 91
Lighting ...................................... 126
Climate control ........................... 137
Driving and operating ................. 145
Vehicle care ............................... 181
Service and maintenance .......... 226
Technical data ........................... 229
Customer information ................ 255
Index .......................................... 258
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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
Seat adjustment
Seat positioning
Initial drive information
Press button c to unlock the doors
and load compartment. Open the
doors by pulling the handles. To open
the tailgate, push the touchpad switch
below the handle.
Radio remote control 3 20, Central
locking system 3 21, Load
compartment 3 24.
Pull handle, slide seat, release
handle.
Seat position 3 37, Seat adjustment
3 37.
9 Danger
Do not sit nearer than 25 cm from
the steering wheel, to permit safe
airbag deployment.
In brief
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Seat backrests
Seat height
Seat inclination
Pull lever, adjust inclination and
release lever. Allow the seat to
engage audibly.
Seat position 3 37, Seat adjustment
3 37.
Lever pumping motion
up
= seat higher
down = seat lower
Lever pumping motion
up
= front end higher
down = front end lower
Seat position 3 37, Seat adjustment
3 37.
Seat position 3 37, Seat adjustment
3 37.
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In brief
Head restraint adjustment
Seat belt
Mirror adjustment
Interior mirror
Press the button, adjust height and
engage.
Head restraints 3 35.
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 37, Seat belts
3 41, Airbag system 3 44.
To reduce dazzle, adjust the lever on
the underside of the mirror housing.
Interior mirror 3 29, Automatic antidazzle interior mirror 3 29.
In brief
Exterior mirrors
Steering wheel adjustment
Select the relevant exterior mirror and
adjust it.
Convex exterior mirrors 3 28,
Electric adjustment 3 28, Folding
exterior mirrors 3 28, Heated
exterior mirrors 3 29.
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 44, Ignition
positions 3 146.
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10
In brief
Instrument panel overview
In brief
1
2
3
4
5
Power windows ..................... 30
Exterior mirrors ..................... 28
Cruise control ..................... 162
Side air vents ...................... 143
Turn and lane-change
signals, headlight flash,
low beam and high beam ... 131
Exit lighting ......................... 135
Parking lights ...................... 132
Driver Information Centre .... 109
6 Instruments .......................... 98
7 Steering wheel controls ....... 91
8 Driver Information Centre .... 109
9 Windscreen wiper,
windscreen washer
system, headlight washer
system, rear wiper, rear
washer system ...................... 93
10 Central locking system .......... 21
Hazard warning flashers .... 131
Control indicator for airbag
deactivation ........................ 103
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Control indicator for front
passenger seat belt ........... 103
19 Selector lever, manual
transmission ....................... 155
Fuel selector ......................... 99
11 Info-Display ........................ 112
12 Anti-theft alarm system
status LED ........................... 25
13 Centre air vents .................. 143
14 Glovebox .............................. 53
15 Sport mode ........................ 160
Automatic transmission ...... 152
20 Ignition switch with
steering wheel lock ............ 146
21 Horn ..................................... 92
Tour mode .......................... 160
Traction Control system ..... 159
Electronic Stability Control . 159
Driver airbag ........................ 44
22 Bonnet release lever .......... 183
23 Storage compartment,
fuse box ............................. 201
24 Steering wheel adjustment . . 91
25 Light switch ........................ 126
Parking assist ..................... 163
Headlight range
adjustment ......................... 128
Lane departure warning ..... 168
Front fog lights ................... 132
Eco button for stop/start
system ................................. 148
16 Climate control system ........ 137
17 AUX input, USB input .......... 10
18 Power outlet .......................... 97
Rear fog light ...................... 132
Instrument illumination ....... 133
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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:
Headlights are switched
on and off automatically
m
= activation or deactivation
of the automatic light
control
= sidelights
8
= headlights
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Fog lights
Press light switch:
> = front fog lights
r = rear fog light
Lighting 3 126.
headlight flash = pull lever
high beam
= push lever
low beam
= push or pull lever
Automatic light control 3 127, High
beam 3 127, Headlight flash 3 128,
Adaptive forward lighting 3 129.
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 3 131.
Press j.
Turn and lane-change signals
3 131, Parking lights 3 132.
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14
In brief
Washer and wiper systems
Windscreen wiper
2 = fast
1 = slow
P = timed 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 93, Wiper
blade replacement 3 188.
Windscreen and headlight
washer systems
Rear window wiper and washer
systems
Pull lever.
Windscreen and headlight washer
system 3 93, Washer fluid 3 185.
Press the rocker switch to activate the
rear window wiper:
upper
= continuous
position
operation
lower
= intermittent
position
operation
middle
= off
position
Rear window wiper/washer 3 95.
In brief
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.
The heating is operated by pressing
the Ü button.
Heated rear window 3 32.
Demisting and defrosting the
windows
Press button V.
Set the temperature control to the
highest level.
Cooling n on.
Heated rear window Ü on.
Climate control system 3 137.
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In brief
Transmission
Automatic transmission
Manual transmission
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 3 155.
Starting off
Check before starting off
P
R
N
D
=
=
=
=
park
reverse
neutral
drive
Manual mode: move selector lever
from D to the left.
< = higher gear
] = lower gear
The selector lever can only be moved
out of P when the ignition is on and
the brake pedal is applied. To engage
P or R, press the release button.
Automatic transmission 3 152.
■ Tyre pressure and condition 3 206,
3 247.
■ Engine oil level and fluid levels
3 183.
■ 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 28, 3 37,
3 42.
■ Brake function at low speed,
particularly if the brakes are wet.
In brief
Starting the engine
■ Turn key to position 1
■ move the steering wheel slightly to
release the steering wheel lock
■ operate clutch and brake
■ automatic transmission in P or N
■ do not operate accelerator pedal
■ diesel engines: turn the key to
position 2 for preheating and wait
until control indicator !
extinguishes
■ turn key to position 3 and release
Starting the engine 3 146.
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Stop-start system
Parking
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 3 148.
■ 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.
For vehicles with electrical parking
brake, pull switch m.
■ Switch off the engine. Turn the
ignition key to position0 and
remove it. Turn the steering wheel
until the steering wheel lock is felt
to engage.
For vehicles with automatic
transmission, the key can only be
removed when the selector lever is
in the P position.
■ If the vehicle is on a level surface or
uphill slope, engage first gear or set
the selector lever to P 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 or set the
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In brief
selector lever to P 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 25.
■ Do not park the vehicle on an easily
ignitable surface. The high
temperature of the exhaust system
could ignite the surface.
■ Close the windows and the sunroof.
■ The engine cooling fans may run
after the engine has been switched
off 3 182.
■ 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 19, Laying the vehicle
up for a long period of time 3 181.
Keys, doors and windows
Keys, doors and
windows
Keys, locks ................................... 19
Doors ........................................... 24
Vehicle security ............................ 25
Exterior mirrors ............................ 28
Interior mirrors ............................. 29
Windows ...................................... 30
Roof ............................................. 33
Keys, locks
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Key with foldaway key section
Keys
Replacement keys
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 3 222.
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 security
related 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.
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Keys, doors and windows
Radio remote control
Handle with care, protect from
moisture and high temperatures and
avoid unnecessary operation.
Fault
Used to operate:
■ Central locking system
■ Anti-theft locking system
■ Anti-theft alarm system
■ Power windows
■ Sunroof
The radio remote control has an
approximate range of up to
20 metres. It can be restricted by
external influences. The hazard
warning flashers confirm operation.
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 21.
Basic settings
Some settings can be changed in the
menu Settings in the Info-Display.
Vehicle personalisation 3 121.
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.
Keys, doors and windows
Key with foldaway key section
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.
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 you switch on the
ignition.
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Memorised settings
Central locking system
Whenever the key is removed from
the ignition switch, the following
settings are automatically memorised
by the key:
■ Lighting
■ Infotainment system
■ Central locking system
■ Sport mode settings
■ 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 3 146.
A precondition is that Personalization
by driver is activated in the personal
settings of the Graphic-Info-Display.
This must be set for each key used.
On vehicles equipped with
Colour-Info-Display, the
personalisation is permanently
activated.
Vehicle personalisation 3 121.
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.
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Keys, doors and windows
Unlocking
The setting can be saved for the key
being used. Memorised settings
3 21.
Locking
Close doors, load compartment and
fuel filler flap.
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
all doors, press button c twice
or
■ press button c once to unlock all
doors, load compartment and fuel
filler flap
The setting can be changed in the
menu Settings in the Info-Display.
Vehicle personalisation 3 121.
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.
Central locking buttons
Locks or unlocks all doors, the load
compartment and fuel filler flap from
the passenger compartment.
Keys, doors and windows
Fault in radio remote control
system
Unlocking
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 all doors,
load compartment and fuel filler flap.
By switching on the ignition, the antitheft locking system is deactivated.
Locking
Manually lock the driver's door by
turning the key in the lock.
Fault in central locking system
Unlocking
Manually unlock the driver's door by
turning the key in the lock. The other
doors 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 25.
Locking
Push inside locking knob of all doors
except driver's 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 all
doors, load compartment and fuel
filler flap as soon as a certain speed
is exceeded.
Additionally it is configurable to
unlock the driver's door or all doors
after the ignition is switched off and
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the ignition key is removed (manual
transmission) or the selector lever is
moved to P position (automatic
transmission).
Settings can be changed in the menu
Settings in the Info-Display. Vehicle
personalisation 3 121.
The settings can be saved for the key
being used 3 21.
Child locks
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Keys, doors and windows
9 Warning
Use the child locks whenever
children are occupying the rear
seats.
Using a key or suitable screwdriver,
turn the child lock in the rear door to
the horizontal position. The door
cannot be opened from the inside. For
deactivation turn the child lock to the
vertical position.
Doors
Closing
Load compartment
Tailgate
Opening
Use one of the interior handles.
Do not push the touchpad switch
below the handle whilst closing as this
will unlock the tailgate again.
Central locking system 3 21.
5-door hatchback
After unlocking, push the touchpad
switch and open the tailgate.
Sports tourer
After unlocking, push the touchpad
switch under the tailgate moulding
and open the tailgate.
Central locking system 3 21.
Keys, doors and windows
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
gases, which can not be seen or
smelled, could enter the vehicle.
This can cause unconsciousness
and even death.
Caution
Before opening the tailgate check
overhead obstructions, such as
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.
Vehicle security
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Activating
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.
Press e on the radio remote control
twice within 15 seconds.
Anti-theft alarm system
The anti-theft alarm system is
combined with the central locking
system.
It monitors:
■ Doors, tailgate, bonnet
■ Passenger compartment including
adjoining load compartment
■ Vehicle inclination, e.g. if it is raised
■ Ignition
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Keys, doors and windows
Activation
■ Self-activated 30 seconds after
locking the vehicle (initialisation of
the system)
■ Directly by pressing e on the radio
remote control once more after
locking
Activation without monitoring of
passenger compartment and
vehicle inclination
Note
Changes to the vehicle interior such
as the use of seat covers, and open
windows or sunroof, could impair the
function of passenger compartment
monitoring.
1. Close tailgate, bonnet, windows
and sunroof.
2. Press button o. LED in the
button o illuminates for
a maximum of 10 minutes.
3. Close doors.
4. Activate the anti-theft alarm
system.
Status message is displayed in the
Driver Information Centre.
Status LED
Switch off the monitoring of
passenger compartment and vehicle
inclination when animals are being
left in the vehicle, because of high
volume ultrasonic signals or
movements triggering the alarm. Also
switch off when the vehicle is on
a ferry or train.
Status LED is integrated in the sensor
on top of the instrument panel.
Keys, doors and windows
Status during the first 30 seconds of
anti-theft alarm system activation:
LED
= test, arming delay.
illuminates
LED flashes = doors, tailgate or
quickly
bonnet not
completely 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.
Deactivation
Unlocking the vehicle deactivates the
anti-theft alarm system.
Alarm
When triggered, the alarm sounds via
a separate battery-backed 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.
The anti-theft alarm system can be
deactivated only by pressing button
c 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
next time with the radio remote
control. Additionally a warning
message or a warning code is
displayed in the Driver Information
Centre after switching on the ignition.
Vehicle messages 3 114.
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.
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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.
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 21,
3 25.
Control indicator d 3 108.
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Keys, doors and windows
Exterior mirrors
In position 0 no mirror is selected.
Convex shape
Folding
Electric folding
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
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.
Select the relevant exterior mirror by
turning the control to left (L) or right
(R). Then swivel the control to adjust
the mirror.
Turn control to 0, then push the
control down. Both exterior mirrors
will fold.
Push the control down again - both
exterior mirrors return to their original
position.
If an electrically folded mirror is
manually extended, pressing down
the control will only electrically extend
the other mirror.
Keys, doors and windows
Heated
Interior mirrors
Automatic anti-dazzle
Manual anti-dazzle
Operated by pressing the Ü button.
Heating works with the engine
running and is switched off
automatically after a short time.
Dazzle from following vehicles at
night is automatically reduced.
To reduce dazzle, adjust the lever on
the underside of the mirror housing.
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Keys, doors and windows
Windows
Windscreen
Heat-reflecting windscreen
The heat-reflecting windscreen has
a coating which reflects solar
radiation. Also data signals, e.g. from
toll stations, might be reflected.
payment must be attached in these
areas. Otherwise data recording
malfunctions may occur.
Manual windows
The door windows can be opened or
closed with the window winders.
Power windows
9 Warning
The marked areas of the windscreen
behind the interior mirror are not
covered with the coating. Devices for
electronic data recording and fee
Take care when operating the
power windows. Risk of injury,
particularly to children.
If there are children on the rear
seats, switch on the child safety
system for the power windows.
Keep a close watch on the
windows when closing them.
Ensure that nothing becomes
trapped in them as they move.
Switch on ignition to operate power
windows. Retained power off 3 146.
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.
Keys, doors and 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.
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Child safety system for rear
windows
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.
Press switch z to deactivate rear
door power windows, the LED
illuminates. To activate, press z
again.
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 two times.
Overload
If the windows are repeatedly
operated within short intervals, the
window operation is disabled for
some time.
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Keys, doors and windows
Initialising the power windows
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 3 114.
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.
Heated rear window
Operated by pressing the Ü button.
Heating works with the engine
running and is switched off
automatically after a short time.
Depending on the engine type, the
heated rear window comes on
automatically when the diesel particle
filter is being cleaned.
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.
A ticket holder is located on the
backside of the sun visor.
Keys, doors and windows
Roof
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Raise or close
Press q or r: sunroof is raised or
closed automatically with safety
function enabled.
If the sunroof is raised, it can be
opened in one step by pressing p.
Sunroof
9 Warning
Take care when operating the
sunroof. Risk of injury, particularly
to children.
Keep a close watch on the
movable parts when operating
them. Ensure that nothing
becomes trapped in them as they
move.
Switch on ignition to operate the
sunroof.
Sunblind
Open or close
Press p or r gently to the first
detent: sunroof is opened or closed
with safety function enabled as long
as the switch is operated.
Press p or r firmly to the second
detent and then release: the sunroof
is opened or closed automatically
with safety function enabled. To stop
movement, operate the switch once
more.
The sunblind is manually operated.
Close or open the sunblind by sliding.
When the sunroof is open, the
sunblind is always open.
General hints
Safety function
If the sunroof encounters resistance
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, hold the switch
r pressed to the second detent.
The sunroof closes without safety
function enabled. To stop movement,
release the switch.
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Keys, doors and windows
Closing sunroof from outside
The sunroof can be closed remotely
from outside the vehicle.
Press and hold e button to close the
sunroof.
Release the button to stop the
movement.
Initialising after a power failure
After a power failure, it may only be
possible to operate the sunroof to
a limited extent. Have the system
initialised by your workshop.
Seats, restraints
Seats, restraints
Head restraints ............................ 35
Front seats ................................... 37
Rear seats ................................... 40
Seat belts ..................................... 41
Airbag system .............................. 44
Child restraints ............................. 48
Head restraints
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Adjustment
Head restraints on front seats
Position
9 Warning
Only drive with the head restraint
set to the proper position.
Height adjustment
Press the button, adjust height and
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.
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Seats, restraints
Horizontal adjustment
Head restraints on rear seats
forwards. Thus the head is supported
so that the risk of whiplash injury is
reduced.
Note
Approved accessories may only be
attached if the seat is not in use.
To adjust horizontally, pull the head
restraint forwards. It engages in
several positions.
To return to its rearmost position, pull
fully forwards and release.
Height adjustment
Pull the head restraint upwards or
press the catch to release and push
the head restraint downwards.
Removal
Press both catches, pull the head
restraint upwards and remove.
Active head restraints
In the event of a rear-end impact, the
front parts of the active head
restraints are moved slightly
Seats, restraints
Front seats
Seat position
9 Warning
Only drive with the seat correctly
adjusted.
■ 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.
■ 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 91.
■ 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 35.
■ Adjust the height of the seat belt
3 42.
■ Adjust the thigh support so that
there is a space approx. two fingers
wide between the edge of the seat
and the hollow of the knee.
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■ Adjust the lumbar support so that it
supports the natural shape of the
spine.
Seat adjustment
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 subjects under
the seats.
Drive only with engaged seats and
backrests.
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Seats, restraints
Seat positioning
Seat backrests
Seat height
Pull handle, slide seat, release
handle.
Pull lever, adjust inclination and
release lever. Allow the backrest to
engage audibly.
Lever pumping motion
up
= seat higher
down = seat lower
Seats, restraints
Seat inclination
Lumbar support
Adjustable thigh support
Lever pumping motion
up
= front end higher
down = front end lower
Adjust lumbar support using the fourway switch to suit personal
requirements.
Moving support up and down: push
switch up or down.
Increasing and decreasing support:
push switch forwards or backwards.
Pull the lever and slide the thigh
support.
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40
Seats, restraints
Armrest
Heating
Rear seats
Armrest
The armrest can be slid forwards by
10 cm. Under the armrest there is
a storage compartment.
Armrest storage 3 55.
Adjust heating to the desired setting
by pressing the ß button for the
respective seat one or more times.
The control indicator in the button
indicates the setting.
Prolonged use of the highest setting
for people with sensitive skin is not
recommended.
Seat heating is operational when
engine is running and during an
Autostop.
Stop-start system 3 148.
Fold armrest down. The armrest
contains cupholders and a storage
box.
Seats, restraints
Seat belts
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.
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.
Seat belts are designed to be used by
only one person at a time. They are
not suitable for people smaller than
150 cm. Child restraint system
3 48.
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
Front seats are equipped with a seat
belt reminder, indicated for driver seat
as control indicator X in the
tachometer and for passenger seat in
the centre console 3 103.
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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.
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 3 103.
Triggered belt pretensioners must be
replaced by a workshop. Belt
pretensioners can only be triggered
once.
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Seats, restraints
Note
Do not affix or install accessories or
other objects that may interfere with
the operation of the belt
pretensioners. Do not make any
modifications to belt pretensioner
components as this will invalidate
the vehicle type approval.
buckle. Tighten the lap belt regularly
whilst driving by pulling the shoulder
belt.
Height adjustment
Three-point seat belt
Fastening
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.
Seat belt reminder X 3 103.
9 Warning
Withdraw the belt from the retractor,
guide it untwisted across the body
and insert the latch plate into the
The belt must not rest against hard
or fragile objects in the pockets of
your clothing.
1. Pull belt out slightly.
2. Press button.
3. Adjust height and engage.
Seats, restraints
Removing
Adjust the height so that the belt lies
across the shoulder. It must not lie
across the throat or upper arm.
Do not adjust while driving.
To release belt, press red button on
belt buckle.
Seat belts on the rear seats
The seat belt for the rear centre seat
can only be withdrawn from the
retractor if the backrest is engaged in
upright position.
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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.
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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 stick anything on the airbag
covers and do not cover them with
other materials.
Each airbag is triggered only once.
Have deployed airbags replaced by
a workshop. Furthermore, it might 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.
Control indicator v for airbag systems
3 103.
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. These can be
identified by the word AIRBAG.
There are also warning labels on both
sides of the sunblind on the front
passenger side.
The front airbag system is triggered in
the event of a front-end impact of
a certain severity. The ignition must
be switched on.
Seats, restraints
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Fit the seat belt correctly and
engage securely. Only then the
airbag is able to protect.
Side airbag system
The inflated airbags cushion the
impact, thereby reducing the risk of
injury to the upper body and head of
the front seat occupants
considerably.
9 Warning
Optimum protection is only
provided when the seat is in the
proper position 3 37.
Keep the area in which the airbag
inflates clear of obstructions.
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 side airbag system consists of an
airbag in each front seat backrest.
This can be 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.
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.
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Seats, restraints
Curtain airbag system
The curtain airbag system consists of
an airbag in the roof frame on each
side. This can be 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.
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.
Airbag deactivation
The front passenger airbag system
has to 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 inflated airbags cushion the
impact, thereby reducing the risk of
injury to the head in the event of
a side-on impact considerably.
The front passenger airbag system
can be deactivated via a keyoperated switch on the right side of
the instrument panel.
Seats, restraints
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 49. 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.
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Change status only when the vehicle
is stopped with the ignition off.
Status remains until the next change.
Control indicator for airbag
deactivation 3 103.
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Seats, restraints
Child restraints
Child restraint systems
We recommend the Vauxhall child
restraint system which is tailored
specifically to the vehicle.
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.
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.
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 makes sure that the
child's backbone, which is still very
weak, is under less strain in the event
of an accident.
Children under the age of 12 years
that are smaller than 150 cm are only
allowed to travel in a restraint system
that is suitable for the child. Suitable
are restraint systems that comply with
ECE 44-03 or ECE 44-04. Since
a proper position of the belt is rarely
possible with a child that is smaller
than 150 cm, we strongly advise the
use of an appropriate child restraint
system, even though this might, due
to the age of the child, no longer be
legally binding.
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 stick 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.
Seats, restraints
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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 outboard seats
On rear centre seat
Group 0: up to 10 kg
or approx. 10 months
X
U1
U2
U
Group 0+: up to 13 kg
or approx. 2 years
X
U1
U2
U
Group I: 9 to 18 kg
or approx. 8 months to 4 years
X
U1
U2
U
Group II: 15 to 25 kg
or approx. 3 to 7 years
X
X
U
U
Group III: 22 to 36 kg
or approx. 6 to 12 years
X
X
U
U
= 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 to uppermost position and ensure that vehicle safety belt runs forwards
from the upper anchorage point. Adjust seat backrest inclination as far as necessary to a vertical position to ensure
that the belt is tight on the buckle side.
2 = Seat available with ISOFIX and Top-Tether mounting brackets.
U = Universal suitability in conjunction with three-point seat belt.
X = No child restraint system permitted in this weight class.
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Seats, restraints
Permissible options for fitting an ISOFIX child restraint system
Weight class
Size class Fixture
On front passenger seat
On rear outboard seats
On rear centre seat
Group 0: up to 10 kg
E
ISO/R1
X
IL
X
Group 0+: up to 13 kg
E
ISO/R1
X
IL
X
D
ISO/R2
X
IL
X
C
ISO/R3
X
IL
X
D
ISO/R2
X
IL
X
C
ISO/R3
X
IL
X
B
ISO/F2
X
IL, IUF
X
B1
ISO/F2X X
IL, IUF
X
A
ISO/F3
IL, IUF
X
Group I: 9 to 18 kg
IL
X
= 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.
Seats, restraints
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 13 kg.
Rear-facing child restraint system for smaller children in the weight class up to 13 kg.
Rear-facing child restraint system for young children in the weight class up to 13 kg.
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Seats, restraints
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.
ISOFIX mounting brackets are
indicated by a label on the backrest.
Top-tether fastening eyes
Top-Tether fastening eyes are
marked with the symbol : for a child
seat.
In addition to the ISOFIX mounting
fasten the Top-Tether strap to the
Top-Tether fastening eyes. The strap
must run between the two guide rods
of the head restraint.
ISOFIX child restraint systems of
universal category positions are
marked in the table by IUF.
Storage
Storage
Storage compartments
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Cupholders
Glovebox
Storage compartments ................ 53
Load compartment ....................... 74
Roof rack system ......................... 88
Loading information ..................... 89
The glovebox features a pen holder,
a credit card holder and a coin holder.
The glovebox should be closed whilst
driving.
Cupholders are located in the centre
console.
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Storage
Depending on the version,
cupholders are located under a cover
in the centre console. Slide cover
backwards. Bottles can be stowed
after folding up the intermediate shelf
3 56.
Additional cupholders are located in
the rear armrest. Fold down the
armrest.
Front storage
Sunglasses storage
A storage compartment is located
next to the steering wheel.
Fold down and open.
Do not use for storing heavy objects.
Storage
Underseat storage
Armrest storage
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Storage in the rear armrest
Storage under the front armrest
Press button in the recess and pull out
drawer. Maximum load: 3 kg. To
close, push in and engage.
Depending on the version, the tyre
repair kit is stowed in the drawer.
Tyre repair kit 3 210.
Press button to fold up the armrest.
The armrest must be in rearmost
position.
Fold down armrest and open cover.
Close cover before folding the
armrest up.
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Storage
Centre console storage
A further storage compartment is
located under the intermediate shelf.
Fold up the intermediate shelf and fix
it in the vertical position. The frame of
the cupholder can be reintegrated to
stow bottles.
Front console
Rear console
The storage container can be used to
store small items.
Depending on the version, a storage
compartment is located under
a cover.
Slide cover backwards.
Press button to remove the frame of
the cupholder. The frame can be
stowed in the glovebox.
Pull out the drawer.
Caution
Do not use for ashes or for other
glowing items.
Storage
Rear carrier system
Rear carrier system for two
bicycles
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There must not be any objects on the
bicycles that could become loose
during transportation.
Caution
Do not attach bicycles with carbon
pedal cranks to bicycle carriers.
The bicycles might get damaged.
Extending
Open the tailgate.
9 Warning
The rear carrier system (Flex-Fix
system) allows bicycles to be
attached to a pull-out carrier
integrated into the vehicle floor. The
transportation of other objects is not
permitted.
The maximum load of the rear carrier
system is 40 kg. The maximum load
per bicycle is 20 kg.
If not in use, the carrier system must
be slid back into the vehicle floor.
No-one should be in the extension
zone of the rear carrier system,
risk of injury.
Pull release lever up. The system
disengages and travels quickly out of
the bumper.
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Storage
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
Install the tail lamps
Open out the lamp support on the
back of the tail lamp completely.
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
will not engage correctly, do not fit
objects to the system and slide the
system back. Seek the assistance
of a workshop.
First remove the rear (1), then the
front (2) tail lamp from the recesses.
Push the clamping lever down and
push the lamp support into the
retainer until it engages.
Perform this procedure for both tail
lamps.
Storage
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Lock the rear carrier system
Check the cable and lamp position to
make sure these are correctly
installed and are securely located.
Swivel the right clamping lever (1)
first, followed by the left clamping
lever (2), until a resistance is
noticeable.
The rear carrier system is locked
when the clamping levers are
swivelled by approx. 50°. Otherwise
safe functionality is not guaranteed.
Note
Close the tailgate.
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Storage
Unfold pedal crank recesses
Fold one or both pedal crank
recesses upwards until the diagonal
support engages.
Adapting the rear carrier system to
a bicycle
Remove the pedal crank mounts from
the pedal crank recesses.
Press the release lever and withdraw
the wheel recesses.
Storage
Push the release lever on the strap
retainer and remove the strap
retainer.
Prepare the bicycle for attachment
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The rear bicycle must have its front
wheel facing right.
Attaching a bicycle to the rear carrier
system
If the bicycle has curved pedal
cranks, screw in the pedal crank unit
all the way (position 1).
Note
The maximum width for the pedal
crank is 38.3 mm and the maximum
depth is 14.4 mm.
Rotate the left pedal (without a chain
cog) vertically downwards. The pedal
on the left pedal crank must be
horizontal.
The front bicycle must have its front
wheel facing left.
With the rotary lever on the pedal
crank recess, roughly adapt the
adjustable pedal crank unit to the
protrusion of the pedal crank.
If the bicycle has straight pedal
cranks, unscrew the pedal crank unit
completely (position 5).
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Storage
Put on the bicycle. The pedal crank
here must be placed in the pedal
crank recess opening as shown in the
illustration.
Place the wheel recesses such that
the bicycle is more or less horizontal.
Here, the distance between the
pedals and the tailgate should be at
least 5 cm.
Both bicycle tyres must be in the
wheel recesses.
Caution
Make sure that the pedal does not
touch the surface of the rear end
carrier. Otherwise the crankset
might be damaged during the
transport.
Attach the pedal crank by rotating the
attachment screw on the pedal crank
mount.
Insert pedal crank mount into outer
rail of each pedal crank recess from
above and slide downwards until at
least underneath the notching.
Align the bicycle in the longitudinal
direction of the vehicle: Slightly
loosen the pedal mount.
Place the bicycle upright using the
rotary lever on the pedal crank
recess.
Storage
If the two bicycles obstruct one
another, the relative positions of the
bicycles can be adapted by adjusting
the wheel recesses and the rotary
lever on the pedal crank recess until
the bicycles no longer touch one
another. Make sure there is sufficient
clearance from the vehicle.
Tighten the attachment screw for the
pedal bearing mount to its maximum
point by hand.
Secure both bicycle wheels to the
wheel recesses using the strap
retainers.
Check the bicycle to make sure it is
secure.
Caution
Ensure gap between bicycle and
vehicle is at least 5 cm.
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It is recommended to attach
a warning sign at the rearmost bicycle
to increase visibility.
Removing a bicycle from the rear
carrier system
The settings for the wheel recesses
and on the rotary lever on the pedal
crank recess should be noted and
saved for each bicycle. Correct
presetting will facilitate refitting of the
bicycle.
Undo strap retainers on both bicycle
tyres.
Hold on to the bicycle, loosen the
attachment screw for the pedal
bearing mount, then lift the pedal
bearing mount to remove it.
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Storage
Retracting the rear carrier system
Push the pedal crank mounts into the
pedal crank recess like shown in the
graphic.
Insert the strap retainer and pull
tightly downwards as far as possible.
Press release lever and slide in wheel
recesses all the way as far as they will
go.
Disengage the locking lever on the
diagonal support and fold both pedal
crank recesses down.
9 Warning
Risk of pinching.
Storage
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Push the clamping lever down and
pull both lamp supports out of the
recesses.
Swivel first the left clamping lever (1),
followed by the right clamping lever
(2), until they stop.
Fold in the lamp supports on the
backs of the tail lamps.
First place the front (1) tail lamp, then
the rear (2) tail lamp in the recesses
and push down as far as possible.
Push cables all the way into all guides
in order to prevent damage.
Open the tailgate.
Pull the release lever up and push the
system 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.
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Storage
Rear carrier system for four
bicycles
powered bicycles to the pull-out
carrier. The maximum load per
bicycle on the adapter is 20 kg.
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.
9 Warning
No-one should be in the extension
zone of the rear carrier system,
risk of injury.
Caution
The rear carrier system (Flex-Fix
system) allows two bicycles to be
attached to a pull-out carrier
integrated into the vehicle floor. It is
possible to attach two further bicycles
on an adapter. The transportation of
other objects is not permitted.
The maximum load of the rear carrier
system is 80 kg with attached adapter
and 60 kg without attached adapter.
The maximum load per bicycle on the
pull-out carrier is 30 kg. This allows
the attachment of electrically-
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.
Caution
Consult your bicycle dealer before
attaching bicycles with carbon
frames. The bicycles might get
damaged.
Extending
Open the tailgate.
Pull release lever up. The system
disengages and travels quickly out of
the bumper.
Storage
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
will not engage correctly, do not fit
objects to the system and slide the
system back. Seek the assistance
of a workshop.
Unfold number plate holder
Fold out tail lamps
Lift the number plate holder and fold
it backwards.
Fold out both tail lamps.
Lock the rear carrier system
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Swivel both clamping levers
sidewards as far as they will go.
Otherwise safe functionality is not
guaranteed.
Assembling the bicycle rack
Fold out wheel recesses
Lift the rack at the rear (1) and pull it
backwards.
Fold up the rack (2).
Fold out both wheel recesses.
Push down the rack (1) and swivel
handle (2) backwards to engage.
Attaching the first bicycle
Storage
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1. Rotate the pedals into position as
shown in the illustration and put
the bicycle on the foremost wheel
recess.
Make sure that the bicycle stands
centrally on the wheel recesses.
3. Secure both bicycle wheels to the
wheel recesses using the strap
retainers.
4. Check the bicycle to make sure it
is secure.
2. Attach the short mounting bracket
to the bicycle frame. Turn the
knob clockwise to fasten.
Caution
Ensure gap between bicycle and
vehicle is at least 5 cm.
Attaching the adapter
When carrying more than two
bicycles, the adapter has to be fixed
before the second bicycle is attached.
1. Apply the adapter to the rear
carrier system as shown in the
illustration.
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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.
Attaching further bicycles
The attachment of further bicycles is
similar to the attachment of the first
bicycle. Additionally some steps must
be considered:
1. Before putting on the bicycle,
always unfold the wheel recesses
for the next bicycle if necessary.
2. Always rotate the pedals into an
appropriate position before
putting on the bicycle.
3. Position the bicycles on the rear
carrier system alternately aligned
to the left and to the right.
4. Align the bicycles to the one
attached before. The wheel hubs
of the bicycles must not touch
each other.
5. Attach the bicycles with mounting
brackets and strap retainers as
described for the first bicycle. The
mounting brackets should be
fixed in parallel.
Use the long mounting bracket to
attach the second bicycle to the
rack.
Use the longer accessory
mounting bracket to attach the
third bicycle to the rack.
Use the short accessory mounting
bracket to attach the fourth
bicycle. The bracket has to be
fixed between the frames of the
third and fourth bicycle.
Storage
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 get access to the load
compartment.
■ Without attached adapter:
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■ With attached adapter:
9 Warning
Take care when disengaging the
rear carrier system as it will tilt
backwards. Risk of injury.
6. Additionally secure both bicycle
wheels of the fourth bicycle to the
wheel recesses using the
tensioning straps.
Push the lever (1) to disengage and
hold.
Pull the rack (2) backwards to fold
the rear carrier system.
Hold frame (1) of rearmost bicycle
with one hand and pull the loop (2)
to disengage.
Hold rearmost 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.
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3. Turn the lever (1) forwards and
hold.
4. Lift the adapter (2) at the rear and
remove.
9 Warning
When folding the rear carrier
system forwards again, take care
that the system is engaged
securely.
Removing bicycles
Undo strap retainers on both bicycle
tyres.
Turn knob anti-clockwise and remove
mounting brackets.
Detaching adapter
Detach the adapter before removing
the last bicycle left on the rear carrier
system.
1. Fold in wheel recesses.
Disassembling the bicycle rack
2. Unbutton the strap.
Arrange mounting brackets as shown
in the illustration.
Swivel handle (1) forwards to
disengage and lift the rack (2).
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Swivel both clamping levers inwards
as far as they will go.
Fold in tail lamps
Swivel in both tail lamps.
Fold in number plate holder
Lift the number plate holder and fold
it forwards.
Retracting the rear carrier system
Fold the rack backwards, then push
forwards until it stops (1).
Press the rack down at the rear (2).
Fold in wheel recesses
Fold in both wheel recesses.
Stow the strap retainers accurately.
Unlock the rear carrier system
Caution
Take care that all foldable parts as
wheel recesses or mounting
brackets are stowed accurately.
Otherwise the rear carrier system
might get damaged when trying to
retract it.
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Load compartment
The rear seat backrest is divided into
two parts. Both parts can be folded
down.
Load compartment extension,
5-door hatchback
Pull release lever up and push the
rear carrier system in the bumper until
you hear it engage.
Guide the seat belts through side
supports to protect them against
damage. When folding the backrests,
pull the seat belts along with them.
Pull the release lever on one or both
sides and fold down the backrests
onto the seat cushion.
Remove the load compartment cover
if necessary.
Press and hold the catch, then push
the head restraints down.
Fold up the rear armrest.
9 Warning
If the system cannot be correctly
engaged, please seek the
assistance of a workshop.
If the vehicle is to be loaded via a rear
door, take the seat belt out of the seat
backrest guide and put it behind the
retainer as shown in the illustration.
To fold up, raise the backrests and
guide them into an upright position
until they engage audibly.
Storage
Ensure that the seat belts of the
outboard seats are placed in the
corresponding belt guides.
9 Warning
When folding up, ensure that
backrests are securely locked in
position before driving. Failure to
do so may result in personal injury
or damage to load or vehicle in the
event of heavy braking or collision.
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Load compartment extension,
Sports tourer
Folding down rear backrests
Remove the load compartment cover
if necessary.
Press and hold the catch, then push
the head restraints down.
Fold up the rear armrest.
The backrests are properly engaged
when the red marks on both sides
near the release lever are no longer
visible.
The seat belt of the centre seat could
be blocked when the backrest is
folded up too quickly. To unlock the
retractor, push in the seat belt or pull
it out by approx. 20 mm and then let
go.
Guide the seat belts through side
supports to protect them against
damage. When folding the backrests,
pull the seat belts along with them.
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Storage
Pull the release lever on one or both
sides and fold down the backrests
onto the seat cushion.
On vehicles with electric seat folding,
the rear seats can also be folded from
the load compartment.
9 Warning
Take care when operating the
electric foldable rear seats. The
seat backrest is folded with
considerable power. Risk of injury,
particularly to children.
Ensure that nothing is attached to
the rear seats or located on the
seat cushion.
To fold up, raise the backrests and
guide them into an upright position
until they engage audibly.
Ensure that the seat belts of the
outboard seats are placed in the
corresponding belt guides.
The backrests are properly engaged
when the red marks on both sides
near the release lever are no longer
visible.
Pull switch on left or right sidewall of
the load compartment to fold the
corresponding part of the rear seat.
If the vehicle is to be loaded via a rear
door, take the seat belt out of the seat
backrest guide and put it behind the
retainer as shown in the illustration.
Storage
9 Warning
Raise the seat cushion and fold the
backrest
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Remove the seat cushion
Only drive the vehicle if the
backrests are securely locked into
position. Otherwise there is a risk
of personal injury or damage to the
load or vehicle in the event of
heavy braking or a collision.
The seat belt of the centre seat could
be blocked when the backrest is
folded up too quickly. To unlock the
retractor, push in the seat belt or pull
it out by approx. 20 mm and then let
go.
Pull the strap on one or both seat
cushions and lift the rear of the
cushion forwards.
Push rear head restraints downward.
Pull the release lever on one or both
sides of the backrests and fold down
onto the seat cushion to get a flat load
bay.
Push both levers forward and remove
seat cushion to extend the loading
area.
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To attach, apply seat cushion as
shown in the illustration and engage
both levers.
Open the pass-through in the
rear centre backrest
Fold down the rear armrest.
Pull the grip and open the cover.
Suitable for loading long, narrow
objects.
Ensure that the cover engages after
folding up.
The closed cover can be secured
from the side of the load
compartment. Turn the knob 90°:
knob
= cover secured from
horizontal
the side of the
passenger
compartment
knob
= cover not secured
vertical
Load compartment cover
Do not place any objects on the cover.
Storage
5-door hatchback
Removing
Lift cover at the rear and push it
upwards at the front.
Remove the cover.
If the height adjustable cover is
mounted in the middle or upper
position, the load compartment cover
can be stowed below it.
Height adjustable cover 3 81.
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Opening cover
Fitting
Engage cover in side guides and fold
downwards. Attach retaining straps to
tailgate.
Sports tourer
Unhook retaining straps from tailgate.
Closing cover
Pull the cover towards the rear using
the handle until it engages in the
sideward retainers.
Pull the handle at the end of the cover
to the rear and downwards. It rolls up
automatically.
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Cover in upper position
Push the handle at the end of the
cover downwards. The rear of the
cover is guided upwards
automatically.
Removing cover
Open the load compartment cover.
Pull the release lever on the right side
up and hold it. Lift the cover first on
the right side and remove from
retainers.
The removed cover can be stored
under the rear floor cover like shown
in the graphic.
Rear floor storage cover 3 81.
Installing cover
Insert the left side of the load
compartment cover in the recess, pull
the release lever up and hold it, insert
the right side of the load compartment
cover and engage.
Storage
Rear floor storage cover
Rear floor cover, 5-door
hatchback
The rear floor cover can be lifted and
hooked in with the loop.
Caution
Only use the hook for hanging up
the rear floor cover and the height
adjustable cover.
Height adjustable cover, 5-door
hatchback
The height adjustable cover can be
mounted in three positions:
■ directly above the rear floor cover
(1),
■ in a middle position (2)
■ in an upper position (3).
Caution
Ensure that the front and rear end
of the height adjustable cover are
attached to the same level.
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Lifting
To lift the cover to a higher level, pull
the loop backwards and lift the rear
edge of the cover onto the
corresponding supports.
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Lowering
To lower the cover, pull the strap
backwards and push down the front
centre of the cover at the same time.
Caution
Do not lower the height adjustable
cover to position 1 in vehicles
equipped with subwoofer. The
subwoofer could be damaged.
Note
■ If mounted in position 2 or 3, the
space between the rear floor
cover and the height adjustable
cover can be used as a stowage
compartment.
■ The height adjustable cover can
be lifted and hooked in with the
strap when it is mounted in
position 1 or 2.
■ If mounted in position 2, an almost
completely flat load bay is created
if the rear seat backrests are
folded forwards.
■ The height adjustable cover is
able to withstand a load of no more
than 100 kg.
■ Opening the side covers (e.g.
when exchanging the rear light
bulbs) is only possible with the
height adjustable cover mounted
in position 1 or 2.
Rear floor cover, Sports tourer
Lift the rear floor cover by pulling the
handle. Fold and place the cover
behind the rear seats.
The storage compartment below the
rear floor cover can be divided by
a bar.
Storage
Lashing eyes
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■ hooks,
■ service box,
■ strap set.
The components are fitted in rails on
both side panels using adapters and
hooks.
Installation of adapters in the
rails
Insert the bar into the recesses at the
sidewalls.
Caution
Insert the bar into the rearmost
recess when transporting heavy
objects in the load compartment.
Otherwise the rear floor cover
might be damaged.
The lashing eyes are designed to
secure items against slippage, e.g.
using lashing straps or luggage net.
Cargo management
system
The FlexOrganizer is a flexible
system for dividing up the load
compartment.
The system consists of:
■ adapters,
■ mesh pockets,
Fold open the handle plate, insert the
adapter into the upper and lower
groove of the rail and move to the
required position. Turn the handle
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plate upwards to lock the adapter. To
remove, turn the handle plate down
and move out of the rail.
Net pocket
Installation of hooks in the rails
Insert adapters into the required
position in the rails. The net pocket
can be suspended from the adapters.
Insert the hook in the desired position
first in the upper groove of the rail and
then press in the lower groove. To
remove, first pull out of the upper
groove.
Variable partition net
Insert adapters into the required
position in the rails. Stick together the
halves of the net rods.
To install, push rods together a little
and insert into the relevant openings
in the adapters.
To remove, press the net rods
together and remove from the
adapters.
Storage
Strap set
Service box
Install two hooks in the upper rail.
Insert the upper brackets of the box
from above into the hooks.
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Alternatively install both hooks in the
lower rail. Plug in the lower brackets
of the box from above into the lower
hooks.
Insert the adapters of the strap set in
a rail. Make sure that the belt is not
twisted.
The strap set has two locks to open.
The belt can be tightened.
Safety net
The safety net is available on the
Sports tourer and can be installed
behind the rear seats or, if the rear
seat backrests are folded and the
seat cushions raised, behind the front
seats.
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Passengers must not be transported
behind the safety net.
Behind the front seats
Installation of the rod
Attach strap to eyes underneath the
rear seat cushion.
Fold backrests forward.
To get a flat load bay, first fold seat
cushion before attaching the safety
net. Move front seats forward to ease
tension if necessary.
There are two installation openings in
the roof frame: suspend and engage
rod of net at one side, compress rod
and suspend and engage at other
side.
Load compartment 3 74.
Installation
Behind the rear seats
Attach lower hook with opening facing
backward to eye in the right and left
of the floor. Adjust strap length on
safety net by attaching the upper
hook to the eyes of the strap. Keep
strap under tension while proceeding
with installation of rod.
Removal
Unhook the safety net rods from the
brackets in the roof frame. Detach
straps from the eyes. Roll up the net
and secure with a strap.
The removed safety net can be stored
under the rear floor cover 3 81.
Storage
Warning triangle
Sports tourer
5-door hatchback
Stow the warning triangle in the space
behind the strap on the right side of
the load compartment.
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First aid kit
5-door hatchback
Fold down straps. Stow the warning
triangle in the space behind the straps
on the inside of the tailgate.
Stow the first aid kit in the stowage
compartment behind the warning
triangle.
Before first use, press in the interior
trim at the top and at the sides of the
perforation. Then fold the trim
outward to gain access to the
stowage compartment.
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Storage
Sports tourer
Roof rack system
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.
Fold down strap. Stow the first aid kit
in the space behind a strap on the
inside of the tailgate.
Detach the cover from each mounting
point by using a coin.
Sports tourer with roof railing
Mounting roof rack
5-door hatchback
To fasten the roof rack, insert the
mounting bolts in the holes indicated
in the illustration.
Storage
Loading information
■ 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 83.
Attach the height adjustable cover
in the lowest position (1) 3 81.
■ Use the four hooks at the sidewalls
of the load compartment for
hanging up carrier bags. Maximum
load: 5 kg per hook.
■ Sports tourer: Use the hooks at the
sidewalls of the load compartment
for hanging up carrier bags. Press
to fold out the hook.
■ 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.
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■ 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.
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
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vehicle weight (see identification
plate 3 229) 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 75 kg
for the 5-door hatchback and
100 kg for the Sports tourer. The
roof load is the combined weight of
the roof rack and the load.
Instruments and controls
Instruments and
controls
Controls
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Steering wheel controls
Steering wheel adjustment
Controls ....................................... 91
Warning lights, gauges and
indicators ..................................... 98
Information displays ................... 109
Vehicle messages ...................... 114
Trip computer ............................. 118
Vehicle personalisation .............. 121
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 system manual.
Cruise control 3 162.
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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 3 148.
Press j.
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
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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.
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Instruments and controls
Windscreen and headlight
washer
Adjustable sensitivity of the rain
sensor
Keep the sensor free from dust, dirt
and ice.
Turn the adjuster wheel to adjust the
sensitivity:
low
= turn adjuster wheel
sensitivity
downwards
high
= turn adjuster wheel
sensitivity
upwards
Pull lever. Washer fluid is sprayed
onto the windscreen and the wiper
wipes a few times.
If the headlights are on, washer fluid
is also sprayed onto the headlights,
provided that the lever is pulled
sufficiently long. Afterwards the
headlight washer system is
inoperable for 5 wash cycles or until
engine or headlights have been
switched off and on again.
Instruments and controls
Rear window wiper/washer
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The rear window washer system is
deactivated when the fluid level is
low.
Outside temperature
Press the rocker switch to activate the
rear window wiper:
upper
= continuous
position
operation
lower
= intermittent
position
operation
middle
= off
position
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 menu
Settings in the Info-Display.
Vehicle personalisation 3 121.
A drop in temperature is indicated
immediately and a rise in temperature
after a time delay.
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Instruments and controls
Set date and time
Press the CONFIG button. The menu
Settings is displayed.
Select Time & Date.
If outside temperature drops to 3 °C,
a warning message is displayed in the
Driver Information Centre with
Uplevel-Display or Uplevel-CombiDisplay.
9 Warning
The road surface may already be
icy even though the display
indicates a few degrees above
0 °C.
Clock
Date and time are shown in the
Info-Display.
Selectable setting options:
■ Set time: Changes the time shown
on the display.
■ Set date: Changes the date shown
on the display.
■ Set time format: Changes
indication of hours between 12
hours and 24 hours.
■ Set date format: Changes
indication of date between MM/DD/
YYYY and DD.MM.YYYY.
■ Display digital clock: Switches on/
off indication of time on the display.
■ 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
automatic time synchronisation.
Vehicle personalisation 3 121.
Instruments and controls
Power outlets
A 12 Volt power outlet is located in the
front console.
A further 12 Volt power outlet is
located in the rear console. Fold the
cover downwards.
Sports tourer: A 12 Volt power outlet
is located at the left sidewall in the
load compartment.
Do not exceed the maximum power
consumption of 120 watts.
With ignition off, the power outlets are
deactivated. Additionally the power
outlets are deactivated in the event of
low battery voltage.
Electrical accessories that are
connected must comply with the
electromagnetic compatibility
requirements laid down in
DIN VDE 40 839.
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 3 148.
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Cigarette lighter
The cigarette lighter is located in the
front console.
Press in cigarette lighter. It switches
off automatically once the element is
glowing. Pull out lighter.
Ashtrays
Caution
To be used only for ash and not for
combustible rubbish.
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Instruments and controls
Warning lights, gauges
and indicators
Odometer
Instrument cluster
In some versions, the needles of the
instruments briefly rotate to the end
position when the ignition is switched
on.
Speedometer
The portable ashtray can be placed in
the cupholders.
The bottom line displays the recorded
distance in miles.
Trip odometer
The top line displays the recorded
distance since the last reset.
To reset, hold the reset knob
depressed for a few seconds with the
ignition on.
Indicates vehicle speed.
Instruments and controls
Tachometer
Fuel gauge
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Because of the fuel remaining in the
tank, the top-up quantity may be less
than the specified tank capacity.
Fuel selector
Displays the engine speed.
Drive in a low engine speed range for
each gear as much as possible.
Caution
If the needle is in the red warning
zone, the maximum permitted
engine speed is exceeded. Engine
at risk.
Displays the fuel level or gas level in
the tank depending on the operation
mode.
Control indicator i 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 99.
Never run the tank dry.
Pressing button LPG switches
between petrol and liquid gas
operation. The LED 1 status shows
the current operating mode.
1 off
= petrol operation
1 illuminates = liquid gas
operation
1 flashes
= no switching is
possible, one type
of fuel is empty
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Instruments and controls
As soon as the liquid gas tanks are
empty, petrol operation is
automatically engaged until the
ignition is switched off.
Fuel for liquid gas operation 3 170.
Engine coolant
temperature gauge
Displays the coolant temperature.
left area = engine operating
temperature not yet
reached
central
= normal operating
area
temperature
right area = temperature too high
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 or UplevelCombi-Display, the remaining oil life
duration is displayed in the Vehicle
Information Menu.
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 not running.
The menu and function can be
selected via the buttons on the turn
signal lever.
To display the remaining engine oil
life duration:
Instruments and controls
Press the MENU button to select the
Vehicle Information Menu.
Turn the adjuster wheel to select
Remaining Oil Life.
The system must be reset every time
the engine oil is changed to allow
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 not
running.
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 3 109.
Service information 3 226.
Control indicators
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
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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102
Instruments and controls
Control indicators in the instrument cluster
Instruments and controls
Control indicators in the centre
console
Bulb replacement 3 189, Fuses
3 198.
Turn signals 3 131.
Seat belt reminder
Seat belt reminder on front
seats
X for driver's seat illuminates or
flashes red.
k for front passenger seat illuminates
or flashes red, when 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, failure of turn
signal light on trailer.
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.
Airbag and belt tensioners
v illuminates red.
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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 41, 3 44.
Airbag deactivation
V illuminates yellow.
Illuminates for approx. 60 seconds
after the ignition is switched on. The
front passenger airbag is activated.
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Instruments and controls
* illuminates yellow.
The front passenger airbag is
deactivated 3 46.
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. 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.
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 3 114.
Brake and clutch system
Brake and clutch fluid level
& illuminates red.
The brake and clutch fluid level is too
low 3 186.
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 3 157.
Operate pedal
- illuminates or flashes yellow.
Clutch pedal needs to be operated to
start the engine. Stop-start system
3 148.
Instruments and controls
Illuminates
Brake pedal needs to be operated to
release the electrical parking brake
3 157.
Electrical parking brake
fault
Flashes
Clutch pedal needs to be operated to
start the engine 3 146.
Illuminates
Electrical parking brake
Flashes
m illuminates or flashes red.
Illuminates
Electrical parking brake is applied
3 157.
Flashes
Electrical parking brake is not fully
applied or released. Switch on
ignition, depress brake pedal and
attempt to reset the system by first
releasing and then applying the
electrical parking brake. If m remains
flashing, do not drive and seek the
assistance of a workshop.
j illuminates or flashes yellow.
Electrical parking brake is operating
with degraded performance 3 157.
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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 3 156.
Upshift
Electrical parking brake is in service
mode. Stop vehicle, apply and
release the electrical parking brake to
reset.
9 Warning
Have the cause of the fault
remedied immediately by
a workshop.
Antilock brake system
(ABS)
u illuminates yellow.
Illuminates for a few seconds after the
ignition is switched on. The system is
ready for operation when the control
indicator extinguishes.
[ illuminates green, or is shown as
a symbol in the Driver Information
Centre with Uplevel-Display or
Uplevel-Combi-Display.
Upshifting is recommended for fuel
saving.
ECO drive assistant 3 118.
Power steering
c illuminates yellow.
Illuminates with power steering
reduced
Power steering is reduced due to
overheating of the system. Control
indicator extinguishes when the
system has cooled down.
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Instruments and controls
Stop-start system 3 148.
Illuminates with power steering
disabled
Failure in the power steering system.
Consult a workshop.
Lane departure warning
) illuminates green or flashes yellow.
Illuminates green
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 3 163.
Electronic Stability Control
off
System is switched on and ready to
operate.
n illuminates yellow.
The system is deactivated.
Flashes yellow
Electronic Stability Control
and Traction Control
system
System recognizes an unintended
lane change.
Ultrasonic parking assist
r illuminates yellow.
Fault in system
or
Fault due to sensors that are dirty or
covered by ice or snow
or
b illuminates or flashes yellow.
Illuminates
A fault in the system is present.
Continued driving is possible. Driving
stability, however, may deteriorate
depending on road surface
conditions.
Have the cause of the fault remedied
by a workshop.
Flashes
The system is actively engaged.
Engine output may be reduced and
the vehicle may be braked
automatically to a small degree.
Electronic Stability Control 3 159,
Traction Control system 3 159.
Traction Control system off
k illuminates yellow.
The system is deactivated.
Preheating
! illuminates yellow.
Preheating is activated. Only
activates when outside temperature
is low.
Diesel particle filter
% illuminates or flashes yellow.
The diesel particle filter requires
cleaning.
Instruments and controls
Continue driving until %
extinguishes. If possible, do not allow
engine speed to drop below
2000 rpm.
Illuminates
The diesel particle filter is full. Start
cleaning process as soon as
possible.
Flashes
The maximum filling level of the filter
is reached. Start cleaning process
immediately to avoid damage to the
engine.
Diesel particle filter 3 150, Stop-start
system 3 148.
Tyre pressure monitoring
system
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.
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, set selector
lever to N.
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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 3 183.
Low fuel
i illuminates or flashes yellow.
Illuminates
Level in fuel tank is too low.
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Instruments and controls
Flashes
Fuel used up. Refuel immediately.
Never run the tank dry.
Catalytic converter 3 151.
Bleeding the diesel fuel system
3 188.
Immobiliser
d flashes yellow.
Fault in the immobiliser system. The
engine cannot be started.
Illuminated when high beam is on or
during headlight flash 3 127, or when
high beam is on with high beam
assist, adaptive forward lighting
3 129.
High beam assist
l illuminates green.
The high beam assist is activated,
see adaptive forward lighting 3 129.
Adaptive forward lighting
Fog light
> illuminates green.
The front fog lights are on 3 132.
Rear fog light
r illuminates yellow.
The rear fog light is on 3 132.
Low washer fluid
G illuminates yellow.
The washer fluid level is low.
Washer fluid 3 185.
Reduced engine power
f illuminates or flashes yellow.
# illuminates yellow.
The engine power is limited. Consult
a workshop.
Illuminates
Fault in system.
Seek the assistance of a workshop.
Cruise control
Exterior light
Flashes
Illuminates white
8 illuminates green.
The exterior lights are on 3 126.
High beam
C illuminates blue.
System switched to symmetrical low
beam.
Control indicator f flashes for approx.
4 seconds after the ignition is
switched on as a reminder that the
system has been activated 3 128.
Automatic light control 3 127.
m illuminates white or green.
The system is on.
Illuminates green
Cruise control is active.
Cruise control 3 162.
Instruments and controls
Door open
h illuminates red.
A door or the tailgate is open.
Information displays
Driver Information Centre
The Driver Information Centre (DIC)
is located in the instrument cluster
between speedometer and
tachometer. It is available as
Midlevel-Display, Uplevel-Display or
Uplevel-Combi-Display.
The following main menus,
depending on the vehicle
configuration, can be selected:
■ Vehicle Information Menu
■ Trip/Fuel Information Menu
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110
Instruments and controls
Selecting menus and functions
The menus and functions can be
selected via the buttons on the turn
signal lever.
In the Uplevel-Combi-Display, the
menus can be selected by the
MENU button, indicated by symbols
in the top line of the display:
X = Vehicle Information Menu
W = Trip/Fuel Information Menu
Some of the displayed functions differ
between vehicle driving and standstill
and some functions are only active
when the vehicle is driving.
Vehicle personalisation 3 121.
Memorised settings 3 21.
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.
Instruments and controls
Press the SET/CLR button to select
a function or to confirm a message.
Vehicle Information Menu
Press the MENU button to select the
Vehicle Information Menu, or on
Uplevel-Combi-Display select X.
Turn the adjuster wheel to select one
of the submenus. Press the SET/
CLR button to confirm.
Possible submenus:
■ Unit: Displayed units can be
changed
■ Tire Pressure: 3 207
■ Remaining Oil Life: 3 100
■ Speed Warning: If exceeding the
preset speed, a warning chime will
be activated
■ Traffic Sign Assistant: displays
detected traffic signs for the current
route section 3 165
Selection and indication can be
different between Midlevel-, Uplevel-,
and Uplevel-Combi-Display.
Trip/Fuel Information Menu
Follow the instructions given in the
submenus.
Press the MENU button to select the
Trip/Fuel Information Menu, or select
W on Uplevel-Combi-Display.
Turn the adjuster wheel to select one
of the submenus. Press the SET/
CLR button to confirm.
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■ Trip odometer 1
■ Trip odometer 2
■ Digital speed
Trip odometer 2 and digital speed are
only available on vehicles with
Uplevel-Display or Uplevel-CombiDisplay.
On vehicles with trip computer more
submenus are available.
Trip/Fuel Information Menu, Trip
Computer 3 118.
ECO drive assist 3 118.
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Instruments and controls
Graphic-Info-Display,
Colour-Info-Display
Colour-Info-Display
Depending on the vehicle
configuration the vehicle has
a Graphic- or Colour-Info-Display.
The Info-Display is located in the
instrument panel above the
Infotainment system.
Graphic-Info-Display
Graphic-Info-Display indicates:
■ time 3 96
■ outside temperature 3 95
■ date 3 96
■ Infotainment system, see
description in the Infotainment
system manual
■ settings for vehicle personalisation
3 121
Depending on the Infotainment
system, the Graphic-Info-Display is
available in two versions.
The Colour-Information-Display
indicates in colour:
■ time 3 96
■ outside temperature 3 95
■ date 3 96
■ Infotainment system, see
description in the Infotainment
system manual
■ navigation, see description in the
Infotainment system manual
■ system settings
Instruments and controls
■ vehicle messages 3 114
■ settings for vehicle personalisation
3 121
The type of information and how it is
displayed depends on the equipment
of the vehicle and the settings made.
Selecting with the Infotainment
system
Selecting menus and settings
Menus and settings are accessed via
the display.
Select a function via the Infotainment
system buttons. The menu of the
selected function is displayed.
The multifunction knob is used to
select an item and to confirm.
Selections are made via:
■ menus
■ function buttons and multifunction
knob of the Infotainment system
Multifunction knob
The multifunction knob is the central
control element for the menus:
Turn
■ To mark a menu option
■ To set a numeric value or to display
a menu option
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Press (the outer ring)
■ To select or activate the marked
option
■ To confirm a set value
■ To switch a system function on/off
BACK button
Press button to:
■ exit a menu without changing
settings
■ return from a submenu to a higher
menu level
■ delete the last character in
a character sequence
Press and hold the button for a few
seconds to delete the entire entry.
Vehicle personalisation 3 121.
Memorised settings 3 21.
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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
The vehicle messages are displayed
as code numbers.
No. Vehicle message
Press the SET/CLR button, the
MENU button or turn the adjuster
wheel to confirm a message.
2
No radio remote control
detected, depress clutch pedal
for a restart
No. Vehicle message
6
Depress brake pedal to release
electrical parking brake
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
18
Left low beam failure
19
Rear fog light failure
20
Right low beam failure
3
Engine coolant level low
21
Left sidelight failure
4
Air conditioning off
22
Right sidelight failure
5
Steering wheel is locked
23
Reversing light failure
Instruments and controls
115
No. Vehicle message
No. Vehicle message
No. Vehicle message
24
Number plate light failure
54
Water in diesel fuel filter
68
Service power steering
25
Left front turn signal failure
55
69
Service suspension system
26
Left rear turn signal failure
Diesel particle filter is full
3 150
Service level control system
Right front turn signal failure
71
Service rear axle
28
Right rear turn signal failure
Tyre pressure imbalance on
front axle
70
27
56
Service AFL
Check trailer brake light
Tyre pressure imbalance on
rear axle
74
29
57
75
Service air conditioning
30
Check trailer reversing light
58
76
31
Check left trailer turn signal
Tyres without TPMS sensors
detected
Service side blind zone alert
system
32
Check right trailer turn signal
59
Open and then close driver
window
77
Service lane departure warning
33
Check trailer rear fog light
60
78
34
Check trailer rear light
Open and then close front
passenger window
Service pedestrian protection
system
35
Replace battery in radio remote
control
61
Open and then close rear left
window
79
Top up engine oil
81
Service transmission
48
Clean side blind zone alert
system
62
Open and then close rear right
window
82
Change engine oil soon
83
Service adaptive cruise control
Lane departure warning
unavailable
65
Theft attempted
84
Engine power is reduced
66
Service theft alarm system
Tighten gas cap
94
Shift to park before exiting
67
Service steering wheel lock
49
53
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Instruments and controls
No. Vehicle message
95
Service airbag
128 Bonnet open
Vehicle messages on the
Uplevel-Display or UplevelCombi-Display
134 Park assist fault, clean bumper
136 Service parking assist
145 Check washer fluid level
174 Low battery
258 Park assist off
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
■ Drive systems
■ Ride control systems
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
Cruise control
Object detection systems
Lighting, bulb replacement
Wiper/washer system
Doors, windows
Radio remote control
Seat belts
Airbag systems
Engine and transmission
Tyre pressure
Diesel particle filter
Battery
Vehicle messages on the
Colour-Info-Display
Some important messages appear
additionally in the
Colour-Info-Display. Press the
multifunction knob to confirm
a message. Some messages only
pop up for a few seconds.
Instruments and controls
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.
■ If the parking assist detects an
object.
■ If the reverse gear is engaged and
the rear end carrier extended.
■ If the diesel particle filter has
reached the maximum filling level.
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 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 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.
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If the battery cannot be recharged,
have the cause of the fault remedied
by a workshop.
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Instruments and controls
Trip computer
The menus and functions can be
selected via the buttons on the turn
signal lever.
Trip/Fuel Information Menu on
Uplevel-Display
Turn the adjuster wheel to select one
of the submenus:
Press the MENU button to select the
Trip/Fuel Information Menu, or select
W on the Uplevel-Combi-Display.
■ Trip odometer 1
■ Trip odometer 2
■ Range
■ Average consumption
■ Instantaneous consumption
■ Average speed
■ Digital speed
■ Traffic sign assistant
■ Route guidance
Trip/Fuel Information Menu on
Uplevel-Combi-Display
Turn the adjuster wheel to select the
submenus:
Instruments and controls
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■ Trip odometer 2
■ Average consumption 2
■ Average speed 2
■ Trip odometer 1
■ Average consumption 1
■ Average speed 1
■ ECO drive assistant
■ Route guidance
■ 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, making it possible to display
different trip information for different
drivers.
To reset, press the SET/CLR button
in each mode for a few seconds.
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Instruments and controls
When the tank has to be refuelled
immediately, a warning code or
warning message is displayed on
vehicles with Midlevel- and UplevelDisplay or Uplevel-Combi-Display.
Additionally the control indicator i in
the fuel gauge illuminates or flashes
3 107.
Digital speed
Average consumption
Trip odometer
Trip odometer displays the recorded
distance since a certain reset.
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.
An arrow indicates a recommended
upshifting for fuel saving.
Additionally a bar indicates if the
current driving is economical. A full
bar indicates most economical
driving.
Range
Instantaneous consumption
Route guidance
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.
When the fuel level in the tank is low,
a message appears on vehicles with
Uplevel-Display or Uplevel-CombiDisplay.
Display of the instantaneous
consumption.
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 display of the instantaneous
speed.
Traffic sign assistant
Indicates detected traffic signs for the
current route section 3 165.
ECO drive assistant
Additionally to the navigation
information in the Color-Info-Display,
route guidance is displayed in the
Driver Info Center.
Instruments and controls
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 21.
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.
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Personal settings in the
Graphic-Info-Display
Press the CONFIG button. The menu
Settings is displayed.
The following settings can be
selected by turning and pressing the
multifunction knob:
■ Sport mode settings
■ Languages
■ Time Date
■ Radio settings
■ Phone settings
■ Vehicle settings
In the corresponding submenus the
following settings can be changed:
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Instruments and controls
Sport mode settings
The driver can select the functions
which will be activated in Sport mode
3 160.
■ Sport suspension: Damping
becomes harder.
■ Sport powertrain performance:
Accelerator pedal and gear change
characteristics become more
responsive.
■ Sport steering: Steering support is
reduced.
■ Swap backlight colour main instr.:
Change of instrument illumination
colour.
Languages
Selection of the desired language.
Time Date
See Clock 3 96.
Radio settings
See description for Infotainment
system in the Infotainment system
manual.
Phone settings
See description for Infotainment
system in the Infotainment system
manual.
Vehicle settings
■ Climate and air quality
Auto fan speed: Modifies the fan
regulation. Changed setting will be
active after switching the ignition off
and on again.
Climate control mode: Activates or
deactivates the cooling every time
the ignition is switched on or uses
the last chosen setting.
Auto demist: Supports windscreen
dehumidification by automatically
selecting the necessary settings
and auto air conditioning mode.
Auto rear demist: Activates
automatically rear heated window.
■ Comfort settings
Chime volume: Changes the
volume of warning chimes.
Personalization by driver: Activates
or deactivates the personalisation
function.
Rear auto wipe in reverse:
Activates or deactivates
automatically switching on of the
Instruments and controls
rear window wiper when reverse
gear is engaged.
■ Park assist / Collision detection
Park assist: Activates or
deactivates the ultrasonic parking
assist.
■ Exterior ambient lighting
Duration upon exit of vehicle:
Activates or deactivates and
change the duration of exit lighting.
Exterior lighting by unlocking:
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 driving off.
Stop door lock if door open:
Activates or deactivates 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: 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.
Auto relock doors: Activates or
deactivates the automatic relock
function after unlocking without
opening the vehicle.
■ Restore factory settings
Restore factory settings: Reset all
settings to the default settings.
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Personal settings in the
Colour-Info-Display
Press the CONFIG button. The menu
Settings is displayed.
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Instruments and controls
The following settings can be
selected by turning and pressing the
multifunction knob:
■ Sport mode settings
■ Languages
■ Time & Date
■ Radio settings
■ Phone settings
■ Navigation settings
■ Vehicle settings
■ Display settings
In the corresponding submenus the
following settings can be changed:
Sport mode settings
The driver can select the functions
which will be activated in Sport mode
3 160.
■ Sport suspension: Damping
becomes harder.
■ Sport powertrain performance:
Accelerator pedal and gear change
characteristics become more
responsive.
■ Sport steering: Steering support is
reduced.
■ Swap backlight colour main instr.:
Change of instrument illumination
colour.
Phone settings
See description for Infotainment
system in the Infotainment system
manual.
Navigation settings
See description for Infotainment
system in the Infotainment system
manual.
Vehicle settings
Languages
Selection of the desired language.
Time & Date
See Clock 3 96.
Radio settings
See description for Infotainment
system in the Infotainment system
manual.
■ Climate and air quality
Auto fan speed: Modifies the fan
regulation. Changed setting will be
active after switching the ignition off
and on again.
Instruments and controls
Climate control mode: Activates or
deactivates cooling when switching
on the ignition or uses the last
chosen setting.
Auto demist: Supports windscreen
dehumidification by automatically
selecting the necessary settings
and auto air conditioning mode.
Auto rear demist: Activates
automatically the rear heated
window.
■ Comfort settings
Chime volume: Changes the
volume of warning chimes.
Rear auto wipe in reverse:
Activates or deactivates
automatically switching on of the
rear window wiper when reverse
gear is engaged.
■ Park assist / Collision detection
Park assist: Activate or deactivate
the ultrasonic parking assist.
■ Exterior ambient lighting
Duration upon exit of vehicle:
Activates or deactivates and
changes the duration of exit
lighting.
Exterior lighting by unlocking:
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 driving off.
Prevent doorlock while door open:
Activates or deactivates the
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automatic door locking function
while a door is open.
■ Lock / Unlock / Start by remote
Remote unlock 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.
Auto relock doors: Activates or
deactivates the automatic relock
function after unlocking without
opening the vehicle.
■ Restore factory settings
Restore factory settings: Resets all
settings to the default settings.
Display settings
Selectable display settings:
■ Day mode: Optimisation for
daylight conditions.
■ Night mode: Optimisation for
darkness.
■ Automatic mode: The display
changes mode when the vehicle
lights are switched on/off.
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Lighting
Lighting
Exterior lighting
Light switch
Light switch with Automatic light
control
Exterior lighting .......................... 126
Interior lighting ........................... 133
Lighting features ........................ 134
Turn light switch:
7 = lights off
8 = sidelights
9 = headlights
Control indicator 8 3 108.
Turn light switch:
AUTO = automatic light control:
Headlights are 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
Lighting
In the Driver Information Centre with
Uplevel-Display or Uplevel-CombiDisplay, the current status of the
automatic light control is displayed.
When switching on the ignition,
automatic light control is active.
When headlights are on, 8 lights up.
Control indicator 8 3 108.
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.
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Tunnel detection
When a tunnel is entered the
headlights are switched on without
any delay.
Adaptive forward lighting 3 129.
High beam
Daytime running light
Daytime running light increases
visibility of the vehicle during daylight.
While the daytime running light is
active, the tail lights are switched on
or off depending on country-specific
variant.
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.
To switch from low to high beam,
push lever.
To switch to low beam, push lever
again or pull.
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Lighting
Headlight flash
To activate the headlight flash, pull
lever.
Headlight range
adjustment
Manual headlight range
adjustment
2 = all seats occupied and load
compartment laden
3 = driver's seat occupied and load
compartment laden.
Dynamic automatic headlight
levelling 3 129.
Headlights when driving
abroad
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.
Vehicles with halogen headlight
system
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
Vehicles with Xenon headlight
system
The headlights do not have to be
adjusted.
1. Key in ignition switch.
2. Pull turn signal lever and hold
(headlight flash).
3. Switch on ignition.
4. After approx. 5 seconds the
control indicator f starts flashing
and an acoustic signal sounds.
Control indicator f 3 108.
Every time the ignition is switched on,
f flashes as a reminder for approx.
4 seconds.
Lighting
For deactivation operate the same
procedure as described above. f will
not flash when function is
deactivated.
Adaptive forward lighting
The Adaptive forward lighting
functions are only available with BiXenon headlights. Light range, light
distribution and intensity of light are
variably triggered depending on the
light conditions, weather and road
type.
With the light switch in position
AUTO all lighting functions are
available.
The following functions are available
also with light switch in position 9:
■ Dynamic curve lighting
■ Cornering light
■ Reversing function
■ Dynamic automatic headlight
levelling
Playstreet lighting
Activated automatically at low speed
up to approx. 20 mph. The light beam
is turned at an angle of 8° to the
roadside.
Town lighting
Activated automatically at a speed
range between approx. 25 and
34 mph and when street lights are
detected by the light sensor. The light
range is reduced by an extended light
distribution.
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Adverse weather lighting
Activated automatically up to a speed
of approx. 43 mph, when the rain
sensor recognizes condensation or
the wiper operates continuously. The
range, distribution and light intensity
is regulated variably depending on
visibility.
Dynamic curve lighting
Country lighting
Activated automatically at a speed
range between approx. 34 and
70 mph. The beam of light and the
brightness is different between the
left and the right side.
Motorway lighting
Activated automatically at a speed
above approx. 70 mph and minimal
steering movements. It switches on
after a delay or directly when the
vehicle is powerfully accelerated. The
light beam is longer and brighter.
The light beam pivots based on
steering wheel angle and speed,
improving lighting in curves.
Control indicator f 3 108.
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Lighting
Corner lighting
On tight bends or when turning off,
depending on the steering angle or
the turn signal light, an additional left
or right reflector is switched on which
illuminates the road at a right angle to
the direction of travel. It is activated
up to a speed of 25 mph.
Control indicator f 3 108.
Reversing function
If the headlights are on and reverse
gear is engaged, both corner lights
are switched on. They remain
illuminated for 20 seconds after
disengaging reverse gear or until
driving faster than 10 mph in
a forward gear.
High Beam Assist
This feature allows high beam as
main driving light by night and when
vehicle speed is faster than 25 mph.
It switches to low beam when:
■ the camera in the windscreen
detects the lights of oncoming or
preceding vehicles
■ the vehicle speed is slower than
12 mph
■ it is foggy or snowy
■ driving in urban areas
If there are no restrictions detected,
the system switches back to high
beam.
Activation
The high beam assist is activated by
pushing the indicator lever twice with
a speed above 25 mph.
The green control indicator l
illuminates continuously when the
assist is activated, the blue one 7
illuminates when high beam is on.
Control indicator l 3 108.
Deactivation
Push indicator lever once. It is also
deactivated when front fog lights are
switched on.
Lighting
If a headlight flash is activated when
the high beam is on, the high beam
assist will be deactivated.
If a headlight flash is activated when
the high beam is off, the high beam
assist will stay activated.
High beam assist is alwayas active
after the ignition is switched on.
Dynamic automatic headlight
levelling
To prevent oncoming traffic from
dazzle, headlight levelling is
automatically adjusted based on
inclination information measured by
front and rear axle, acceleration or
deceleration and vehicle speed.
Fault in Adaptive forward
lighting system
When the system detects a failure in
the Adaptive forward lighting system,
the system moves to a preset position
to avoid dazzling of oncoming traffic.
If this is not possible the affected
headlight will be automatically
switched off. In any case one
headlight will stay on. A warning is
displayed in the Driver Information
Centre.
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In the event of an accident with airbag
deployment the hazard warning
flashers are activated automatically.
Turn and lane-change
signals
Hazard warning flashers
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.
Operated with the ¨ button.
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Lighting
For three flashes, e.g. when changing
lanes, press the lever until resistance
is felt and then release.
When a trailer is connected, turn
signal flashes six times when
pressing the lever until resistance is
felt and then releasing.
Move the lever to the resistance point
and hold for longer indication.
Switch the turn signal off manually by
moving the lever to its original
position.
Light switch in position AUTO:
switching on front fog lights will switch
headlights on automatically.
Rear fog lights
Front fog lights
Operated with the > button.
Parking lights
Operated with the r button.
Light switch in position AUTO:
switching on rear fog light will switch
headlights on automatically.
Light switch in position 8: rear fog
light can only be switched on with
front fog lights.
The vehicle rear fog light is
deactivated when towing.
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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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
During entry and exit of the vehicle,
the front and rear courtesy lights
automatically switch on and then off
after a delay.
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.
Note
In the event of an accident with
airbag deployment the courtesy
lights are turned on automatically.
Front courtesy light
Brightness of the following lights can
be adjusted when the exterior lights
are on:
■ Instrument panel illumination
■ Info-Display
■ Illuminated switches and operation
elements.
Turn thumb wheel A and hold until
the desired brightness is obtained.
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Lighting
Operate rocker switch:
w
= automatic switching on
and off.
press u = on.
press v = off.
Reading lights
Lighting features
Centre console lighting
Spotlight incorporated in the interior
lighting comes on when headlights
are switched on.
Rear courtesy lights
Entry lighting
Welcome lighting
Operated with s and t buttons in
front and rear courtesy lights.
Sunvisor lights
Illuminate in conjunction with the front
courtesy light depending on rocker
switch position.
Illuminates when the cover is opened.
Following lights are switched on for
a short time by unlocking the vehicle
with the radio remote control:
■ headlights,
■ tail lights,
■ reversing lights,
■ number plate lights,
■ instrument panel light,
■ interior lights,
■ puddle lights.
Some functions work only in the dark
and facilitates locating the vehicle.
The lighting switches off immediately
when the ignition key is turned to
position 1 3 146.
Lighting
Activation or deactivation of this
function can be changed in the menu
Settings in the Info-Display. Vehicle
personalisation 3 121.
The settings can be saved for the key
being used 3 21.
The following lights will additionally
switch on when the driver's door is
opened:
■ all switches
■ Driver Information Centre
■ door pocket lights
Headlights, tail lights, reversing lights
and number plate lights illuminate the
surrounding area for an adjustable
time after leaving the vehicle.
Switching on
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
menu Settings in the Info-Display.
Vehicle personalisation 3 121.
The settings can be saved for the key
being used 3 21.
Battery discharge
protection
Battery state of charge function
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)
■ Puddle lights
They will switch off automatically after
a delay and will be activated again if
the driver's door is opened.
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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
battery life via a generator with
controllable power output and
optimised power distribution.
To prevent discharge of the 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
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Lighting
In the second stage a message which
confirms the activation of the battery
discharge protection will be displayed
in the Driver Information Centre.
Switching off electric lights
To prevent discharge of the battery
when the ignition is switched off,
some interior lights are switched off
automatically after some time.
Climate control
Climate control
Climate control systems ............. 137
Air vents ..................................... 143
Maintenance .............................. 144
Climate control systems
Heating and ventilation
system
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Heating will not be fully effective until
the engine has reached normal
operating temperature.
Air distribution
s = to windscreen and front door
windows
M = to head area via adjustable air
vents
K = to foot well
All combinations are possible.
Fan speed
Adjust the air flow by switching the fan
to the desired speed.
Demisting and defrosting
Controls for:
■ Temperature
■ Air distribution
■ Fan speed
■ Demisting and defrosting
Heated rear window Ü 3 32.
Temperature
red = warm
blue = cold
■ Press button V: fan automatically
switches to higher speed, the air
distribution is directed towards the
windscreen.
■ Set temperature control to warmest
level.
■ Switch on heated rear window Ü.
■ Open side air vents as required and
direct them towards the door
windows.
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Climate control
Air conditioning system
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 the cooling system off to save
fuel. When the cooling system is
switched off, no engine restart will be
requested by the climate control
system during an Autostop.
Air recirculation system 4
In addition to the heating and
ventilation system, the air
conditioning system has controls for:
n = cooling
4 = air recirculation
Heated seats ß 3 40, Heated
steering wheel * 3 92.
Cooling n
Operated with the n button and is
functional only when the engine and
fan are running.
Operated with the 4 button.
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.
Maximum cooling
Briefly open the windows so that hot
air can disperse quickly.
■ Cooling n on.
■ Air circulation system 4 on.
■ Press air distribution switch M.
■ Set temperature control to coldest
level.
■ Set fan speed to highest level.
■ Open all vents.
Climate control
Demisting and defrosting the
windows V
Note
If the settings for demisting and
defrosting are selected, an Autostop
will be inhibited.
If the settings for demisting and
defrosting are selected while the
engine is in an Autostop, the engine
will restart automatically.
Electronic climate control
system
The dual zone climate control allows
different climatisation temperatures
for driver and front passenger side.
■ Press button V: fan automatically
switches to higher speed, the air
distribution is directed towards the
windscreen.
■ Switch cooling n on.
■ Set temperature control to warmest
level.
■ Switch on heated rear window Ü.
■ Open side air vents as required and
direct them towards the door
windows.
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Controls for:
■ Temperature on driver side
■ Air distribution
■ Fan speed
■ Temperature on front passenger
side
= cooling
n
AUTO = automatic mode
= manual air recirculation
4
= demisting and defrosting
V
Heated rear window Ü 3 32, Heated
seats ß 3 40, Heated steering wheel
* 3 92.
The preselected temperature is
automatically regulated. In the
automatic mode the fan speed and air
distribution automatically regulate the
air flow.
The system can be manually adapted
via the use of air distribution and air
flow controls.
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Climate control
Automatic mode AUTO
The fan speed regulation in automatic
mode can be changed in the menu
Settings.
Vehicle personalisation 3 121.
All air vents are actuated
automatically in automatic mode. The
air vents should therefore always be
open.
Temperature preselection
Each change of settings is shown in
the Info-Display for a few seconds.
The electronic climate control system
is only fully operational when the
engine is running.
Temperatures can be set to the
desired value.
Basic setting for maximum comfort:
■ Press AUTO button, the air
distribution and fan speed are
regulated automatically.
■ Open all air vents.
■ Press n to switch on cooling. On
some versions cooling is activated
automatically by pressing AUTO
button.
■ Set the preselected temperatures
for driver and front passenger using
the left and right rotary knob to
22 °C.
If the minimum temperature is set, the
climate control system runs at
maximum cooling.
Climate control
If the maximum temperature is set,
the climate control system runs at
maximum heating.
Note
If the temperature is reduced 2 °C or
more while the engine is in an
Autostop, the engine will restart
automatically.
Stop-start system 3 148.
Demisting and defrosting the
windows V
■ Press button V.
■ Press cooling button n.
■ Temperature and air distribution
are set automatically and the fan
runs at high speed.
■ Switch on heated rear window Ü.
■ To return to automatic mode: press
button V or AUTO.
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.
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.
Fan speed Z
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Press lower button to decrease or
upper button to increase fan speed as
shown in the illustration. The fan
speed is indicated by the number of
segments in the display.
Pressing the lower button longer: fan
and cooling are switched off.
Pressing the upper button longer: the
fan runs at maximum speed.
To return to automatic mode: Press
AUTO button.
Air distribution s, M, K
Press accordant button for desired
adjustment. Activation is indicated by
the LED in the button.
s = to windscreen and front door
windows.
M = to head area via adjustable air
vents
K = to foot well.
All combinations are possible.
Return to automatic air distribution:
Deactivate corresponding setting or
press button AUTO.
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Climate control
Cooling n
Activate or deactivate with the n
button.
The air conditioning system cools and
dehumidifies (dries) when outside
temperature is above a specific level.
Therefore condensation may form
and drip from under the vehicle.
If no cooling or drying is required,
switch the cooling system off to save
fuel. When the cooling system is
switched off, no engine restart will be
requested by the climate control
system during an Autostop.
The display will indicate ACON when
cooling is activated or ACOFF when
the cooling is deactivated.
Air recirculation mode 4
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.
Press button 4 once to activate the
manual air recirculation mode.
Activation is indicated by the LED in
the button.
Basic settings
Some settings can be changed in the
menu Settings in the Info-Display.
Vehicle personalisation 3 121.
Climate control
Auxiliary heater
Air vents
Air heater
Adjustable air vents
Quickheat is an electric auxiliary air
heater which automatically warms up
the passenger compartment more
quickly.
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At least one air vent must be open
while the cooling is on.
Direct the flow of air by tilting and
swivelling the slats.
To close the vent, turn the adjuster
wheel towards the smaller W symbol.
To open the vent, turn the adjuster
wheel towards the bigger W symbol.
Adjust the air amount at the vent
outlet by turning the adjuster wheel.
9 Warning
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.
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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
Driving and operating
Driving and operating
Driving hints
Control of the vehicle
Driving hints ............................... 145
Starting and operating ............... 146
Engine exhaust .......................... 150
Automatic transmission .............. 152
Manual transmission .................. 155
Brakes ........................................ 156
Ride control systems ................. 159
Driver assistance systems ......... 162
Fuel ............................................ 169
Towing ....................................... 176
Never coast with engine not
running (except during
Autostop)
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,
but there will be a controlled reduction
in power steering assist and vehicle
speed is reduced.
Stop-start system 3 148.
Idle boost
If charging of the 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
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To ensure the pedal travel is
uninhibited, there must be no mats in
the area of the pedals.
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Driving and operating
Starting and operating
Ignition switch positions
New vehicle running-in
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 and the cleaning process of
the diesel particle filter may take
place more often. Autostop may be
inhibited to allow for charging the
battery.
Diesel particle filter 3 150.
■ Power windows
■ Sunroof
■ Power outlets
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
0 = Ignition off
1 = Steering wheel lock released,
ignition off
2 = Ignition on, for diesel engine:
preheating
3 = Starting
Retained power off
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:
Manual transmission: operate clutch.
Automatic transmission: operate
brake and move the selector lever to
P or N.
Driving and operating
Do not operate the accelerator pedal.
Diesel engine: turn the key to position
2 for preheating until control
indicator ! extinguishes.
Turn the key briefly to position 3 and
release: an automatic procedure
operates the starter with a short delay
as long as the engine is running, see
Automatic Starter Control.
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
-25 °С for diesel engines and -30 °C
for petrol engines. Required is an
engine oil with the correct viscosity,
the correct fuel, performed services
and a sufficiently charged battery.
With temperatures below -30 °C the
automatic transmission need
a warming phase of approx.
5 minutes. The selector lever must be
in position P.
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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Possible reasons for a non-starting
engine:
■ Clutch pedal not operated (manual
transmission)
■ Brake pedal not operated or
selector lever not in P or N
(automatic transmission)
■ 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.
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Driving and operating
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 battery sensor ensures
that an Autostop is only performed if
the 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.
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.
Caution
The steering assist can be
reduced during an Autostop.
Driving and operating
Conditions for an Autostop
The stop-start system checks if each
of the following conditions is fulfilled.
Otherwise an Autostop will be
inhibited.
■ 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 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 not too
low
■ the climate control system does not
inhibit an Autostop
■ the brake vacuum is sufficient
■ the self-cleaning function of the
diesel particle filter is not active
■ the vehicle has moved since the
last Autostop
Ambient temperature near to the
freezing point can inhibit an Autostop.
Certain settings of the climate control
system may inhibit an Autostop. See
climate control chapter for more
details.
Immediately after motorway driving
an Autostop may be inhibited.
New vehicle running-in 3 146.
Restart of the engine by the
driver
Battery discharge protection
To ensure reliable engine restarts,
several battery discharge protection
features are implemented as part of
the stop-start system.
Restart of the engine by 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.
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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 - 3 104.
The selector lever has to 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
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Driving and operating
■ the driver's seat belt is unfastened
and the driver's door is opened
■ the engine temperature is too low
■ the battery is discharged
■ the brake vacuum is not sufficient
■ the vehicle starts to move
■ 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 or set
the selector lever to P 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 or set the
selector lever to P 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.
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.
Diesel particle filter
The diesel particle filter system filters
harmful soot particles out of the
exhaust gases. The system includes
a self-cleaning function that runs
automatically during driving without
any notification. The filter is cleaned
by periodically burning off the soot
particles at high temperature. This
process takes place automatically
under set driving conditions and may
Driving and operating
take up to 25 minutes. Typically it
needs between 7 and 12 minutes.
Autostop is not available and fuel
consumption may be higher during
this period. The emission of smells
and smoke during this process is
normal.
full continue driving or warning
code 55 appears in the Driver
Information Centre.
% illuminates when diesel particle
filter is full. Start cleaning process as
soon as possible.
% flashes when diesel particle filter
has reached the maximum filling
level. Start cleaning process
immediately to avoid damage to the
engine.
Cleaning process
Under certain driving conditions, e.g.
short distances, the system cannot
clean itself automatically.
If the cleaning of the filter is required
and if previous driving conditions did
not enable automatic cleaning, it will
be indicated by control indicator %.
Simultaneously Diesel partic. filter is
To activate cleaning process,
continue driving, keep engine speed
above 2000 revolutions per minute.
Shift down if necessary. Diesel
particle filter cleaning is then started.
If g illuminates additionally,
cleaning is not possible, seek the
assistance of a workshop.
Caution
If the cleaning process is
interrupted, there is a risk of
provoking severe engine damage.
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Cleaning takes place quickest at high
engine speeds and loads.
The control indicator % extinguishes
as soon as the self-cleaning
operation is complete.
Catalytic converter
The catalytic converter reduces the
amount of harmful substances in the
exhaust gases.
Caution
Fuel grades other than those listed
on pages 3 169, 3 234 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
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Driving and operating
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.
Automatic transmission
Selector lever
The automatic transmission permits
automatic gearshifting (automatic
mode) or manual gearshifting
(manual mode).
Transmission display
The mode or selected gear is shown
in the transmission display.
P = park position, wheels are
locked, engage only when the
vehicle is stationary and the
parking brake is applied
R = reverse gear, engage only
when the vehicle is stationary
N = neutral
D = automatic mode with all gears
The selector lever is locked in P and
can only be moved when the ignition
is on and the brake pedal is applied.
Driving and operating
Do not accelerate while engaging
a gear. Never depress the accelerator
pedal and brake pedal at the same
time.
When a gear is engaged, the vehicle
slowly begins to creep when the
brake is released.
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Manual mode
Engine braking
To utilise the engine braking effect,
select a lower gear in good time when
driving downhill, see manual mode.
Without brake pedal applied, the
control indicator j illuminates.
If the selector lever is not in P when
the ignition is switched off, the control
indicators j and P flash.
To engage P or R, press the release
button.
The engine can only be started with
the lever in position P or N. When
position N is selected, press the brake
pedal or apply the parking brake
before starting.
Rocking the vehicle
Rocking the vehicle is only
permissible if the vehicle is stuck in
sand, mud or snow. Move the selector
lever between D and R in a repeat
pattern. Do not race the engine and
avoid sudden acceleration.
Move selector lever out of position D
towards the left and then forwards or
backwards.
< = Shift to a higher gear.
Parking
If a higher gear is selected when
vehicle speed is too low, or a lower
gear when vehicle speed is too high,
the shift is not executed. This can
cause a message in the
Driver-Info-Display.
Apply the parking brake and engage
P.
The ignition key can only be removed
when the selector lever is in position
P.
] = Shift to a lower gear.
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Driving and operating
In manual mode no automatic shifting
to a higher gear takes place at high
engine revolutions.
Electronic driving
programmes
■ Following a cold start, the operating
temperature programme increases
engine speed to quickly bring the
catalytic converter to the required
temperature.
■ The automatic neutral shift function
automatically shifts to idling when
the vehicle is stopped with
a forward gear engaged and the
brake pedal is pressed.
■ When SPORT mode is engaged,
the vehicle shifts at higher engine
speeds (unless cruise control is
on). SPORT mode 3 160.
■ Special programmes automatically
adapt the shifting points when
driving up inclines or down hills.
Kickdown
If the accelerator pedal is pressed
down completely in automatic mode,
the transmission shifts to a lower gear
depending on engine speed.
Fault
In the event of a fault, g illuminates.
Additionally a code number or
a vehicle message is displayed in the
Driver Information Centre. Vehicle
messages 3 114.
The transmission no longer shifts
automatically. Continued travel is
possible with manual shifting.
Only the highest gear is available.
Depending on the fault, 2nd gear may
also be available in manual mode.
Shift only when vehicle is at
a standstill.
Have the cause of the fault remedied
by a workshop.
Interruption of power
supply
In the event of an interruption of
power supply, the selector lever
cannot be moved out of the P
position. The ignition key cannot be
removed from the ignition switch.
If the battery is discharged, start the
vehicle using jump leads 3 219.
If the battery is not the cause of the
fault, release the selector lever.
1. Apply the parking brake.
Driving and operating
2. Release the selector lever trim
from the centre console at the
front, fold it upwards and rotate it
to the left.
3. Insert a screwdriver into the
opening as far as it will go and
move the selector lever out of P or
N. If P or N is engaged again, the
selector lever will be locked in
position again. Have the cause of
the power supply interruption
remedied by a workshop.
4. Mount the selector lever trim onto
the centre console and refit.
Manual transmission
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Caution
It is not advisable to drive with the
hand resting on the selector lever.
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
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 & 3 104.
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 3 105.
Adaptive brake light
During full braking, all three brake
lights flash for the duration of ABS
control.
Fault
9 Warning
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.
Have the cause of the fault remedied
by a workshop.
Driving and operating
Parking brake
Electrical parking brake
Manual parking brake
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Do not operate electrical parking
brake system too often without
engine running because this will
discharge the battery.
Before leaving the vehicle, check the
electrical parking brake status.
Control indicator m 3 105.
Releasing
Switch on ignition. Keep brake pedal
depressed and then push switch m.
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 & 3 104.
Applying when vehicle is stationary
Pull switch m, the electrical parking
brake operates automatically with an
adequate force. For maximum force,
e.g. parking with trailer or on inclines,
pull switch m twice.
The electrical parking brake is applied
when control indicator m lights up
3 105.
The electrical parking brake can
always be activated, even if the
ignition is off.
Drive away function
Depressing clutch pedal (manual
transmission) or engaging drive gear
(automatic transmission) and then
depressing the accelerator pedal
releases the electrical parking brake
automatically. This is not possible
when the switch is pulled at the same
time.
This function also helps driving away
on inclines.
Aggressive drive away may reduce
life time of wear parts.
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Driving and operating
Dynamic braking when vehicle is
moving
When the vehicle is moving and the
switch m is kept pulled, the electrical
parking brake system will decelerate
the vehicle, but will not apply
statically.
As soon as the switch m is released,
dynamic braking will be stopped.
Fault
Failure mode of electrical parking
brake is indicated by control indicator
j and by a code number or a vehicle
message which is displayed in the
Driver Information Centre. Vehicle
messages 3 114.
Apply electrical parking brake: pull
and hold the switch m for more than
5 seconds. If control indicator m
illuminates, electrical parking brake is
applied.
Release electrical parking brake:
push and hold the switch m for more
than 2 seconds. If control indicator
m extinguishes, electrical parking
brake is released.
Control indicator m flashes: electrical
parking brake is not fully applied or
released. When continuously
flashing, release electrical parking
brake and retry applying.
Brake assist
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.
Hill start assist
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.
The hill start assist is not active during
an Autostop.
Driving and operating
Ride control systems
Traction Control system
The Traction Control system (TC) is
a component of the Electronic
Stability Control.
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.
TC is operational as soon as the
control indicator b extinguishes.
When TC is active b flashes.
9 Warning
Do not let this special safety
feature tempt you into taking risks
when driving.
Adapt speed to the road
conditions.
Control indicator b 3 106.
Deactivation
TC can be switched off when spinning
of drive wheels is required: press
button b briefly.
Control indicator k illuminates.
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TC is reactivated by pressing the b
button again.
TC is also reactivated the next time
the ignition is switched on.
Electronic Stability Control
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.
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.
ESC is operational as soon as the
control indicator b extinguishes.
When ESC is active b flashes.
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Driving and operating
9 Warning
Do not let this special safety
feature tempt you into taking risks
when driving.
Adapt speed to the road
conditions.
Control indicator b 3 106.
Deactivation
For very high-performance driving
ESC can be deactivated: hold button
b depressed for approx. 7 seconds.
Control indicator n illuminates.
ESC is reactivated by pressing the
b button again. If the TC system was
previously disabled, both TC and
ESC are reactivated.
ESC is also reactivated the next time
the ignition is switched on.
Interactive driving system
Flex Ride
Flex Ride driving system allows the
driver to select between three driving
modes:
■ SPORT mode: press button
SPORT, LED illuminates.
■ TOUR mode: press button TOUR,
LED illuminates.
■ Normal mode: both buttons
SPORT and TOUR are not
pressed, no LED illuminates.
Deactivate SPORT mode and TOUR
mode by pressing corresponding
button once more.
In each driving mode Flex Ride
networks the following electronic
systems:
■ Continuous Damping Control.
■ Accelerator Pedal Control.
■ Steering Control.
■ Automatic transmission.
Driving and operating
SPORT mode
The settings of the systems are
adapted to a sportier driving style:
■ Damping of shock absorbers reacts
more stiffly to provide better contact
with the road surface.
■ The engine reacts more quickly to
the accelerator pedal.
■ Steering support is reduced.
■ Shift points of automatic
transmission occur later.
■ With SPORT mode activated, the
illumination of main instruments
changes from white to red.
TOUR mode
The settings of the systems are
adapted to a comfort driving style:
■ Damping of shock absorbers reacts
more softly.
■ Accelerator pedal reacts with
standard settings.
■ Steering support is in standard
mode.
■ Shift points of automatic
transmission occur in a comfort
mode.
■ Illumination of main instruments is
white.
Normal mode
All settings of the systems are
adapted to standard values.
Drive mode control
Within each manual selected driving
mode SPORT, TOUR or Normal, the
Drive Mode Control (DMC) detects
and analyses continuously the real
driving characteristic, responses by
the driver, and the active dynamic
state of the vehicle. If necessary, the
control unit of DMC automatically
changes the settings within the
selected driving mode or, when
recognising greater variations, the
driving mode is changed for the
length of variation.
If, for example, Normal mode is
selected and DMC detects a sporty
driving behaviour, DMC changes
several settings of the Normal mode
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into sporty settings. The DMC
changes to SPORT mode in case of
very sporty driving behaviour.
If, for example, TOUR mode is
selected and whilst driving on
a winding road a sudden hard brake
is necessary, DMC will detect the
dynamic vehicle condition and
changes the settings for suspension
to SPORT mode to increase vehicle
stability.
When the driving characteristic or the
dynamic vehicle state returns to
former state, DMC will change the
settings to the preselected driving
mode.
Personalised settings in the
Sport mode
The driver can select the functions of
the SPORT mode when SPORT
button is pressed. These settings can
be changed in the menu Settings in
the Info-Display. Vehicle
personalisation 3 121.
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Driving and operating
Driver assistance
systems
maintained. Control indicator m
illuminates green. Accelerator pedal
can be released.
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 gear is changed.
9 Warning
Driver assistance systems are
developed to support the driver
and not to replace his attention.
The driver accepts fully
responsibility when driving the
vehicle.
When using driver assistance
systems, take always care on the
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.
Increase speed
Do not use the cruise control if it is not
advisable to maintain a constant
speed.
With automatic transmission, only
activate cruise control in automatic
mode.
Control indicator m 3 108.
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/-.
Switching on
Reduce speed
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
With cruise control active, hold thumb
wheel turned to SET/- or briefly turn
to SET/- repeatedly: speed
decreases continuously or in small
increments.
Driving and operating
Deactivation
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,
■ selector lever in N,
■ engine speed in a very low range,
■ the Traction Control system or
Electronic Stability Control is
operating.
Resume stored speed
Turn thumb wheel to RES/+ at
a speed above 20 mph. The stored
speed will be obtained.
Switching off
Press button m, control indicator m in
instrument cluster extinguishes. The
stored speed is deleted.
Switching off the ignition also deletes
the stored speed.
Parking assist
The parking assist makes parking
easier by measuring the distance
between the vehicle and obstacles,
and giving acoustic signals.
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The warning chime regarding
unfastened seat belts has priority
over any other acoustic signal 3 117.
Even when using the parking assist,
the driver remains fully responsible
for the parking manoeuvre.
The system consists of four ultrasonic
parking sensors in the rear bumper. If
the vehicle is equipped with a front
parking assist the system consists of
four additional ultrasonic parking
sensors in the front bumper.
The system uses two different
frequencies for the front and rear
sensors, respectively, each with
a different sound.
Control indicator r 3 106.
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Driving and operating
Activation
When reverse gear is engaged, the
system is activated automatically.
The front parking assist can also be
activated at a low speed by pressing
the r button.
An illuminated LED in the parking
assist button indicates that the
system is ready to operate.
Depending on which of the sensors
are closer to an obstacle, you will hear
the buzzing sound of the respective
sensors. The interval between the
sounds becomes shorter as the
vehicle gets closer to the obstacle.
When the distance is less than
30 cm, the buzzing is continuous.
Depending on the version, the
distance to a front obstacle is
indicated in the Driver Information
Display by changing segments.
If the r button is pressed once
within an ignition cycle, the front
parking assist is always reactivated
when the vehicle speed goes below
a certain value.
Additionally, r illuminates or
a vehicle message is displayed in the
Driver Information Centre if
a malfunction of the system due to
temporary conditions like snow
covered sensors is detected.
Vehicle messages 3 114.
Deactivation
Deactivate the system by pressing
the r button.
The LED in the button will go out and
Park Assist Off will be displayed in the
Driver Information Centre.
The system is deactivated
automatically at a certain speed.
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. If
such obstacles leave the detection
area of the sensors during
approach of the vehicle,
a continuous warning tone will
sound.
Fault
In the event of a fault in the system,
r illuminates or a vehicle message
is displayed in the Driver Information
Centre.
Important hints for using the
parking assist systems
9 Warning
Driving and operating
Caution
Performance of the sensor can be
reduced when sensors are
covered, e.g. by ice or snow.
Performance of the parking assist
systems can be reduced due to
heavy loading.
Special conditions apply if there
are taller vehicles involved (e.g.
off-road vehicles, mini vans,
vans). Object identification in the
upper part of these vehicles
cannot be guaranteed.
Objects with a very small reflection
cross section, like objects of
narrow size or soft materials, may
not be detected by the system.
Parking assist will not avoid
a collision with objects which are
out of the detection range of the
sensors.
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Note
The parking assist system
automatically detects factory-fitted
towing equipment. It is deactivated
when the connector is plugged in.
The sensor may detect a nonexisting object (echo disturbance)
caused by external acoustical or
mechanic disturbances.
Traffic sign assistant
Functionality
The traffic sign assistant system
detects designated traffic signs via
a front camera and displays them in
the Driver Information Centre.
Traffic signs, which will be detected,
are:
■ speed limit
■ no passing
■ end of speed limit
■ end of no passing
Speed limit signs are displayed in the
Driver Information Centre until the
next speed limit sign or end of speed
limit is detected.
No passing signs have priority above
speed limits.
Combinations of both signs in the
display are possible.
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Driving and operating
An exclamation mark in a frame
indicates that there is an
supplementary sign detected which
cannot be recognised by the system.
The system is active at an indicated
speed above 9 mph and is active up
to a speed of 124 mph depending on
the lighting conditions. At night the
system is active up to a speed of
99 mph.
As soon as the speed becomes
slower than 34 mph the display will be
reset and the content of the traffic sign
page will be cleared. The next
recognized speed indication will be
displayed.
Display indication
Traffic signs are displayed on the
page Traffic sign detection in the Trip/
Fuel Information Menu, chosen via
the adjuster wheel on the turn signal
lever 3 109.
When another function on the Driver
Information Centre menu was
selected and then Traffic sign
detection page is chosen again, the
last recognized traffic sign will be
displayed.
If the system is deactivated, the
content of the traffic sign page is
cleared, indicated by the following
symbol:
The content of the traffic sign page is
also cleared during driving by pushing
the SET/CLR button on the turn signal
lever.
Driving and operating
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Pop-up function
Speed limits and no passing signs are
displayed as pop-up on each page of
the menu.
The pop-up function can be
deactivated on the traffic sign page by
pressing the SET/CLR button on the
turn signal lever.
Once setting page is displayed, select
Off to deactivate pop-up function.
Reactivate by selecting On. When
switching on the ignition, pop-up
function is deactivated.
Pop-up indication is displayed for
approx. 8 seconds in the Driver
Information Centre.
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Fault
Driving and operating
The traffic sign assistant system may
not operate correctly when:
■ the area of the windscreen, where
the front camera is located, is not
clean
■ traffic signs are completely or
partially covered or difficult to
discern
■ there are adverse environmental
conditions like heavy rain, snow,
direct sunlight or shadows. In this
case No Traffic Sign Detection due
to Weather is indicated on the
display
■ traffic signs are incorrectly mounted
or damaged
■ traffic signs do not comply with the
Wiener Übereinkommen über
Straßenverkehrszeichen (Vienna
Convention on traffic signs)
Caution
The system is intended to help the
driver within a defined speed
range to discern certain traffic
signs. Do not ignore traffic signs
which are not displayed by the
system.
The system does not discern any
other than the conventional traffic
signs that might give or end
a speed limit.
Do not let this special feature
tempt you into taking risks when
driving.
Always adapt speed to the road
conditions.
The driver assistance systems do
not relieve the driver from full
responsibility for vehicle
operation.
Lane departure warning
The lane departure warning system
observes the lane markings between
which the vehicle is driving via a front
camera. The system detects lane
changes and warns the driver in the
event of an unintended lane change
via visual and acoustic signals.
Criteria for the detection of an
unintended lane change are:
■ no operation of turn signals
■ no brake pedal operation
■ no active accelerator operation or
speeding-up
■ no active steering
If the driver is active, no warning will
be issued.
Activation
Driving and operating
The lane departure warning system is
activated by pressing the ) button.
The illuminated LED in the button
indicates that the system is switched
on. When the control indicator ) in
the instrument cluster illuminates
green, the system is ready to operate.
The system is only operable at
vehicle speeds above 35 mph and if
lane markings are available.
When the system recognizes an
unintended lane change, the control
indicator ) changes to yellow and
flashes. Simultaneously a chime
sound is activated.
Deactivation
The system is deactivated by
pressing ) button, the LED in the
button extinguishes.
At speeds below 35 mph the system
is inoperable.
Fault
The lane departure warning system
may not operate properly when:
■ the windscreen is not clean
■ there are adverse environmental
conditions like heavy rain, snow,
direct sunlight or shadows
The system can not operate when no
lane marking is detected.
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Fuel
Fuel for petrol engines
Only use unleaded fuel that complies
with EN 228.
Usage of fuel with quality, not
complying to the Technical
Regulations in effect (Decree № 118
of 27.02.2008 with amendments of
30.12.2008 № 1076) can lead to
engine damage and loss of all
warranty obligations.
Equivalent standardised fuels with an
ethanol content of max. 10 % by
volume may be used. In this case only
use fuel that complies with
E DIN 51626-1.
Use fuel with the recommended
octane rating 3 234. Use of fuel with
too low an octane rating can reduce
engine power and torque and slightly
increases fuel consumption.
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Driving and operating
Caution
Caution
Use of fuel that does not comply to
EN 228 or similar can lead to
deposits or engine damage and
loss of warranty.
Use of fuel that does not comply to
EN 590 or similar can lead to
engine powerloss, increased wear
or engine damage and loss of
warranty.
Caution
Use of fuel with too low an octane
rating could lead to uncontrolled
combustion and engine damage.
Fuel for diesel engines
Only use diesel fuel that complies
with EN 590.
Usage of fuel with quality, not
complying to the Technical
Regulations in effect (Decree № 118
of 27.02.2008 with amendments of
30.12.2008 № 1076) can lead to
engine damage and loss of all
warranty obligations.
In countries outside the European
Union use Euro-Diesel fuel with
a sulfur concentration below 50 ppm.
Do not use marine diesel oils, heating
oils, Aquazole and similar dieselwater emulsions. Diesel fuels must
not be diluted with fuels for petrol
engines.
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.
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
Driving and operating
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 around 60 seconds (depending
on exterior temperature) and the first
firm press on the accelerator. The
LED status shows the current
operating mode.
1 off
= petrol operation
1 illuminates = liquid gas
operation
1 flashes
= no switching is
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 i
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.
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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 possible, close the manual shut-off
valve on the multivalve. The
multivalve is located on the liquid gas
tank in the load compartment,
underneath the rear floor cover.
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Driving and operating
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
a workshop.
Turn the thumb wheel clockwise.
If no further gas odour is perceptible
when the manual shut-off valve is
closed, the vehicle can be used in
petrol mode. 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. Close the
manual shut-off valve on multivalve.
Caution
9 Danger
Before refuelling, switch off engine
and any external heaters with
combustion chambers. Switch off
any mobile phones.
Follow the operating and safety
instructions of the filling station
when refuelling.
In case of misfuelling, do not
switch on ignition.
Fuel filler flap is located at right rear
side of vehicle.
Driving and operating
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Fuel filler cap
Only use genuine fuel filler caps.
Diesel-engined vehicles have special
fuel filler caps.
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.
The fuel filler flap can only be opened
if the vehicle is unlocked. Release the
fuel filler flap by pushing the flap.
To open, turn the cap slowly to the
left.
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 to the
right until it clicks.
Close the flap and let engage.
Unscrew protective cap from the filler
neck.
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Driving and operating
Fit the required adapter.
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%
ofthe 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.
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.
Filling adapter
As filling systems are not
standardised, different adapters are
required which are available from
Vauxhall Distributors and from
Vauxhall Authorised Repairers.
Driving and operating
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Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania,
Macedonia, Austria, Poland,
Portugal, Romania, Sweden,
Switzerland, Serbia, Slovakia,
Slovenia, Czech Republic, Turkey,
Ukraine, Hungary
Fuel consumption - CO2Emissions
Petrol
ACME adapter: Belgium, Germany,
Ireland, Luxembourg, Switzerland
EURO adapter: Spain
The fuel consumption (combined) of
the model Vauxhall Astra is within
a range of 38 to 72 mpg.
The CO2 emission (combined) is
within a range of 99 to 177 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.
Liquid gas
Bayonet adapter: Netherlands,
Norway, Spain, United Kingdom
DISH (Italy) adapter: BosniaHerzegovina, Bulgaria, Denmark,
Estonia, France, Greece, Italy,
The gas consumption (combined) of
the model Vauxhall Astra was not
available at time of printing.
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Driving and operating
The CO2 emission (combined) was
not available at time of printing.
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 version respectively
applicable), 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.
Towing
General information
Only use towing equipment that has
been approved for your vehicle.
Entrust retrofitting of towing
equipment to a workshop. It may be
necessary to make changes that
affect the cooling system, heat
shields or other equipment.
Fitting of towing equipment could
cover the opening of the towing eye.
If this is the case use the coupling ball
bar for towing. Always keep the
coupling ball bar in the vehicle.
Installation dimensions of factoryfitted towing equipment 3 253.
Driving characteristics and
towing tips
Before attaching a trailer, lubricate
the coupling ball. However, do not do
so if a stabiliser, which acts on the
coupling ball, is being used to reduce
snaking movements.
For trailers with low driving stability
and caravan trailers with a permitted
gross vehicle weight of more than
1300 kg the use of a stabiliser is
strongly recommended when driving
above 50 mph.
If the trailer starts snaking, drive more
slowly, do not attempt to correct the
steering and brake sharply if
necessary.
When driving downhill, drive in the
same gear as if driving uphill and
drive at a similar speed.
Adjust tyre pressure to the value
specified for full load 3 247.
Trailer towing
Trailer loads
The permissible trailer loads are
vehicle and engine-dependent
maximum values which must not be
exceeded. The actual trailer load is
the difference between the actual
gross weight of the trailer and the
actual coupling socket load with the
trailer coupled.
Driving and operating
The permissible trailer loads are
specified in the vehicle documents. In
general, they are valid for gradients
up to max. 12 %.
The permitted trailer load applies up
to the specified incline and up to an
altitude of 1000 metres above sea
level. Since engine power decreases
as altitude increases due to the air
becoming thinner, therefore reducing
climbing ability, the permissible gross
train weight also decreases by 10 %
for every 1000 metres of additional
altitude. The gross train weight does
not have to be reduced when driving
on roads with slight inclines (less than
8 %, e.g. motorways).
The permissible gross train weight
must not be exceeded. This weight is
specified on the identification plate
3 229.
Vertical coupling load
The vertical coupling load is the load
exerted by the trailer on the coupling
ball. It can be varied by changing the
weight distribution when loading the
trailer.
The maximum permissible vertical
coupling load (75 kg) is specified on
the towing equipment identification
plate and in the vehicle documents.
Always aim for the maximum load,
especially in the case of heavy
trailers. The vertical coupling load
should never fall below 25 kg.
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Stowage of coupling ball bar
Rear axle load
When the trailer is coupled and the
towing vehicle fully loaded, the
permissible rear axle load (see
identification plate or vehicle
documents) may be exceeded by
60 kg, the gross vehicle weight rating
may be exceeded by 60 kg. If the
permissible rear axle load is
exceeded, a maximum speed of
60 mph applies.
Towing equipment
Caution
When operating without a trailer,
remove the coupling ball bar.
The bag with the coupling ball bar is
stowed in the rear stowage
compartment on the floor.
Place the strap through the lashing
eye, wrap around twice and tighten
the strap to secure the bag.
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Driving and operating
Fitting the coupling ball bar
Disengage and fold down the socket.
Remove the sealing plug from the
opening for the coupling ball bar and
stow it.
Otherwise, the coupling ball bar must
be tensioned before being inserted:
■ Unlock coupling ball bar by turning
key to position c.
Checking the tensioning of the
coupling ball bar
Press fastenings inward and remove
cover.
■ Pull out rotary knob and turn
clockwise as far as it will go.
■ Red marking on rotary knob must
point towards green marking on
coupling ball bar.
■ The gap between the rotary knob
and the coupling ball bar must be
approx. 6 mm.
■ The key must be in position c.
Driving and operating
Inserting the coupling ball bar
Eye for break-away stopping cable
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■ The coupling ball bar must be firmly
engaged in the opening.
■ The coupling ball bar must be
locked and the key removed.
9 Warning
Towing a trailer is permitted only
when a coupling ball bar is fitted
correctly. If the coupling ball bar
does not engage correctly, seek
the assistance of a workshop.
Insert the tensioned coupling ball bar
in the opening and push firmly
upwards until it audibly engages.
The rotary handle snaps back into its
original position resting against the
coupling ball bar without a gap.
9 Warning
Do not touch rotary handle during
insertion.
Lock the coupling ball bar by turning
the key to position e. Remove the key
and close the protective flap.
Attach breakaway stopping cable to
eye.
Check that the coupling ball bar is
correctly installed
■ Green marking on rotary knob must
point towards green marking on
coupling ball bar.
■ There must be no gap between the
rotary handle and the coupling ball
bar.
Dismounting the coupling ball
bar
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Driving and operating
Open the protective flap and turn the
key to position c to unlock the
coupling ball bar.
Pull out rotary handle and turn
clockwise as far as it will go. Pull out
coupling ball bar downwards.
Insert sealing plug in opening. Fold
away socket.
Replace cover.
Trailer stability assist
If the system detects snaking
movements, engine power is reduced
and the vehicle/trailer combination is
selectively braked until the snaking
ceases. While system is working keep
steering wheel as still as possible.
Trailer stability assist (TSA) is
a function of the Electronic Stability
Control 3 159.
Vehicle care
Vehicle care
General Information ................... 181
Vehicle checks ........................... 182
Bulb replacement ....................... 189
Electrical system ........................ 198
Vehicle tools .............................. 205
Wheels and tyres ....................... 205
Jump starting ............................. 219
Towing ....................................... 220
Appearance care ....................... 222
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General Information
Vehicle storage
Accessories and vehicle
modifications
Storage for a long period of time
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.
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 or set selector lever to
P. Prevent the vehicle from rolling.
■ Do not apply the parking brake.
■ Open the bonnet, close all doors
and lock the vehicle.
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■ Disconnect the clamp from the
negative terminal of the vehicle
battery. Beware that all systems are
not functional, e.g. anti-theft alarm
system.
Gas vehicles must be recycled by
a service centre authorised for gas
vehicles.
Vehicle checks
Performing work
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.
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 and Xenon
headlights use 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 to the right 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
3 227.
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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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
It is the owner's responsibility to
maintain the proper level of an
appropriate quality oil in the
engine.
Caution
Insert dipstick to the stop on the
handle and make half a turn.
Overfilled engine oil must be
drained or suctioned out.
When the engine oil level has
dropped to the MIN mark, top up
engine oil.
Different dipsticks are used
depending on engine variant.
Capacities 3 246.
Fit the cap on straight and tighten it.
Engine coolant
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.
Caution
Only use approved antifreeze.
Vehicle care
Coolant level
Caution
Too low a coolant level can cause
engine damage.
9 Warning
Washer fluid
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
the coolant concentration checked
and have the cause of the coolant
loss remedied by a workshop.
If the cooling system is cold, the
coolant level should be above the
filling line mark. Top up if the level is
low.
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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.
Caution
Only washer fluid with a sufficient
antifreeze concentration provides
protection at low temperatures or
a sudden drop in temperature.
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Brakes
Battery
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.
The vehicle battery is maintenancefree provided that the driving profile
allows sufficient charging of the
battery. Short-distance-driving and
frequent engine starts can discharge
the battery. Avoid the use of
unnecessary electrical consumers.
Brake fluid
9 Warning
Brake fluid is poisonous and
corrosive. Avoid contact with eyes,
skin, fabrics and painted surfaces.
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 3 227.
Batteries do not belong in household
waste. They must be disposed of at
an appropriate recycling collection
point.
Laying up the vehicle for more than
4 weeks can lead to 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.
Vehicle care
Charging the 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 3 135.
9 Warning
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.
Replacing the battery
Note
Any deviation from the instructions
given in this paragraph may lead to
a temporary deactivation of the stopstart system.
When the 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.
Only use batteries that allow the fuse
box to be mounted above the battery.
In vehicles with stop-start system,
ensure to have the AGM (Absorptive
Glass Mat) battery replaced with an
AGM battery again.
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Jump starting 3 219.
An AGM battery can be identified by
the label on the battery. We
recommend the use of an original
Vauxhall battery.
Note
Using an AGM battery different from
the original Vauxhall battery might
result in a lower performance of the
stop-start system.
We recommend that you have the
battery replaced by a workshop.
Stop-start system 3 148.
Warning label
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Meaning of symbols:
■ No sparks, naked flames or
smoking.
■ Always shield eyes. Explosive
gases can cause blindness or
injury.
■ Keep the battery out of reach of
children.
■ The battery contains sulfuric acid
which could cause blindness or
serious burn injuries.
■ See the Owner’s Manual for further
information.
■ Explosive gas may be present in
the vicinity of the battery.
Diesel fuel system
bleeding
If the tank has been run dry, the diesel
fuel system must be bled. Switch on
the ignition three times for
15 seconds at a time. Then start the
engine for a maximum of
40 seconds. Repeat this process after
no less than 5 seconds. If the engine
fails to start, seek the assistance of
a workshop.
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.
Wiper blade on the rear window
Wiper blade 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.
Vehicle care
Lower wiper arm carefully.
Bulb replacement
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.
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Headlights have separate systems for
low beam 1 (outer bulbs) and high
beam 2 (inner bulbs).
Low beam
Halogen headlights
1. Rotate the cap 1 anticlockwise
and remove it.
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3. Detach the bulb from the bulb
holder and replace the bulb.
4. Insert the bulb holder, engaging
the two lugs into the reflector and
rotate clockwise to secure.
5. Fit the cap and rotate clockwise.
High beam
3. Detach the bulb from the bulb
holder and replace the bulb.
4. Insert the bulb holder, engaging
the two lugs into the reflector and
rotate clockwise to secure.
5. Fit the cap and rotate clockwise.
Sidelights/Daytime running light
2. Rotate the bulb holder
anticlockwise to disengage.
Withdraw the bulb holder from the
reflector.
1. Rotate the cap 2 anticlockwise
and remove it.
2. Rotate the bulb holder
anticlockwise to disengage.
Withdraw the bulb holder from the
reflector.
1. Rotate the cap anticlockwise and
remove it. Use the screwdriver to
rotate the cap.
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3. Remove the bulb from the socket
and replace the bulb.
4. Insert the bulb holder into the
reflector. Fit the cap and rotate
clockwise.
Front turn signal
2. Press latches together and
withdraw the bulb holder from the
reflector.
1. Disengage the spring clip and
then swivel it backwards.
2. Pull the bulb holder with bulb out
of the reflector.
The bulbs are accessible from
beneath the vehicle.
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3. Disengage the bulb holder from
the plug connector by pressing
the retaining lug.
4. Remove and replace the bulb
holder with bulb.
5. Attach the plug connector.
6. Insert the bulb holder into the
reflector.
7. Swivel the spring clip forwards
and engage.
Fog lights
1. Turn the bulb holder anticlockwise and remove it from the
reflector.
Xenon headlights
9 Danger
Xenon headlights work under
extremely high electrical voltage.
Do not touch. Have bulbs replaced
by a workshop.
The bulbs are accessible from
beneath the vehicle.
2. Disengage the bulb holder from
the plug connector by pressing
the retaining lug.
3. Remove and replace the bulb
holder with bulb.
4. Attach the plug connector.
5. Insert the bulb holder into the
reflector.
6. Turn the bulb holder clockwise
and engage.
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Tail lights
Saloon/Hatchback
1. Release the cover and remove it.
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2. Unscrew the plastic securing nut
from the inside by hand.
3. Carefully withdraw the light
assembly from retaining pins and
remove. Make sure that the cable
duct remains in position.
4. Detach the cable from the
retainer.
5. Detach the wiring plug from the
bulb carrier.
6. Unscrew the three screws with
a coin and remove the bulb
carrier.
7. Remove and replace the bulb.
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Tail lights (1)
Brake light (2)
Turn signal light (3)
8. Insert the bulb carrier into the tail
light assembly and screw into
place. Connect the wiring plug
and press the cable into the
retainer. Fit light assembly onto
retaining pins and tighten the
securing nut. Close the cover and
engage.
9. Switch on the ignition, operate
and check all lights.
1. Open the tailgate and remove the
three covers.
2. Unscrew the three screws and
remove.
3. Remove the tail light assembly.
Make sure that the cable duct
remains in position.
Tail lights in the tailgate
4. Press the retaining lug and
remove the bulb carrier from the
tail light assembly.
5. To replace the tail light (1),
remove and replace the bulb
To replace the rear fog light (2),
push the bulb slightly into the
socket, rotate anticlockwise,
remove and replace the bulb.
6. Insert the bulb carrier into the tail
light assembly. Install the tail light
assembly in the tailgate and
tighten the screws. Attach the
three covers.
7. Switch on the ignition, operate
and check all lights.
For replacing the tail light bulb and
reverse light bulb on the right side of
the tailgate, proceed in the same way.
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Sports tourer
1. On left-hand side, fold down the
blind and remove.
2. Remove cover.
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4. Carefully remove tail light
assembly. Take care that the
cable duct remains in position.
Detach wiring plug from bulb
holder.
3. Unscrew two plastic securing nuts
from the inside by hand.
5. Remove and replace the bulb.
Tail lights (1 + 2)
Turn signal light (3)
Brake light (4)
6. Connect the wiring plug and press
the cable into the retainer. Install
tail light assembly in tailgate and
tighten securing nuts. Close
cover.
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Tail light in the tailgate
When assembling press the blind
into the rubber grommets to reach
full retention force.
7. Switch on the ignition, operate
and check all lights.
1. Open the tailgate and remove the
covers.
2. Unscrew the screws and remove.
3. Remove the tail light assembly.
4. Remove and replace the bulb.
5. Install the tail light assembly in the
tailgate and tighten the screws.
Attach the covers.
6. Switch on the ignition, operate
and check all lights.
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Rear fog light / reverse light in the
tailgate
2. Remove and replace the bulb of
rear fog light.
3. Close cover.
For replacing reverse light bulb on the
right side of the tailgate, proceed in
the same way.
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2. Remove the bulb holder
downwards, taking care not to pull
on the cable.
Side turn signal lights
Have bulbs replaced by a workshop.
Number plate light
1. Remove cover.
3. Disengage the retaining lug and
remove the bulb holder from the
wiring plug.
4. Remove and replace the bulb
holder with bulb.
5. Connect the wiring plug to the
bulb holder.
6. Push the bulb holder into the
housing and close the cover.
1. Insert screwdriver in recess of the
cover, press to the side and
release spring. Remove cover.
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Interior lights
Electrical system
Courtesy light, reading lights
Fuses
Have bulbs replaced by a workshop.
Load compartment light
Have bulbs replaced by a workshop.
Instrument panel
illumination
Have bulbs replaced by a workshop.
Data on the replacement fuse must
match the data on the defective fuse.
There are three fuse boxes in the
vehicle:
■ in the front left of the engine
compartment,
■ in left-hand drive vehicles, in the
interior behind the storage
compartment, or, in right-hand
drive vehicles, behind the
glovebox,
■ behind a cover on the left side of the
load compartment.
Before replacing a fuse, turn off the
respective switch and the ignition.
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.
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Engine compartment fuse
box
Place the fuse extractor on the
various types of fuse from the top or
side, and withdraw fuse.
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.
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No. Circuit
No. Circuit
1
Engine control module
17 Transmission control module
2
Lambda probe
18 Heated rear window
3
Fuel injection, ignition system
19 Front power windows
4
Fuel injection, ignition system
20 Rear power windows
5
–
21 ABS
6
Mirror heating
22 Left high beam (Halogen)
7
Fan control
23 Headlamp washer system
8
Lambda probe, engine
24 Right low beam (Xenon)
9
Rear window sensor
25 Left low beam (Xenon)
10 Battery sensor
26 Fog lights
11 Trunk release
27 Diesel fuel heating
12 Adaptive forward lighting
module
28 –
13 –
14 Rear window wiper
15 Engine control module
16 Starter
29 Electrical parking brake
30 ABS
31 –
32 Airbag
33 Adaptive forward lighting
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No. Circuit
No. Circuit
34 –
50 Headlamp levelling
35 Power windows
51 Air shutter
36 –
52 Auxiliary heater, diesel engine
37 Canister vent solenoid
53 Transmission control module,
Engine control module
38 Vacuum pump
39 Fuel system control module
40 Windscreen washer, Rear
window washer system
41 Right high beam (Halogen)
42 Radiator fan
43 Windscreen wiper
44 –
45 Radiator fan
46 –
47 Horn
48 Radiator fan
49 Fuel pump
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Instrument panel fuse box
54 Wiring monitoring
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.
In left-hand drive vehicles, the fuse
box is behind the storage
compartment in the instrument panel.
Open the compartment and push it to
the left to unlock. Fold the
compartment down and remove it.
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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.
No. Circuit
No. Circuit
1
Displays
17 Air conditioning system
2
Exterior lights
3
Exterior lights
18 Prefuse: radio, Infotainment,
displays
4
Radio
5
Infotainment system,
instrument
6
Power outlet front
7
Power outlet rear seat
8
Left low beam
9
Right low beam
10 Door locks
11 Interior fan
12 –
13 –
14 Diagnostic connector
15 Airbag
16 –
19 Brake lights, tail lights, interior
lights
20 –
21 –
22 Ignition switch
23 Body control unit
24 Body control unit
25 –
26 Power outlet load compartment
(if no load compartment fuse
box) (Sports tourer only)
Load compartment fuse
box
5-door hatchback
The fuse box is on the left side of the
load compartment behind a cover.
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Fuse assignments
Remove the cover.
Fold down the blind and remove.
Sports tourer
The fuse box is on the left side of the
load compartment behind a cover.
Remove the cover.
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No. Circuit
No. Circuit
1
Trailer module
18 –
2
Trailer outlet
19 Steering wheel heating
3
Parking assist
20 Sunroof
4
–
21 Seat heating
5
–
22 –
6
–
23 –
7
–
24 –
8
Anti-theft alarm system
25 –
9
–
26 –
10 –
27 –
11 Trailer module, Trailer socket
28 –
12 –
29 –
13 Trailer outlet
30 –
14 –
31 Amplifier, Subwoofer
15 –
32 Active damping system, Lane
departure warning
16 –
17 –
When assembling press the blind into
the rubber grommets to reach full
retention force.
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Vehicle tools
Tools
Vehicles with tyre repair kit
Vehicles with spare wheel,
variant 1
The jack, the tools and a strap for
securing a damaged wheel are in
a storage compartment below the
spare wheel in the load compartment.
Spare wheel 3 216.
Vehicles with spare wheel,
variant 2
The jack and the tools are in a storage
compartment below the spare wheel
in the load compartment. The wheel
wrench and the extension bar for
securing a damaged wheel are in
a tool bag located in the spare wheel
well. Spare wheel 3 216.
The tools and tyre repair kit are in
a storage compartment below the
floor cover in the load compartment.
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Wheels and tyres
Tyre condition, wheel condition
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.
Winter tyres
Winter tyres improve driving safety at
temperatures below 7 °C and should
therefore be fitted on all wheels.
Tyres of size 205/55 R 16,
205/60 R 16, 205/65 R 16,
215/50 R 17, 225/45 R 17,
225/50 R 17 are permitted as winter
tyres.
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Tyres of size 235/40 R 19 and
235/45 R 18 and 225/45 R 181) must
not be used as winter tyres.
Tyres of size 215/60 R 162) must not
be used as winter tyres on engines
A14XEL, A14XER, A14NET,
A16XER, A13DTE, A17DTR and
A17DTJ.
In accordance with country-specific
regulations, affix the speed sticker in
the driver's field of view.
Tyre designations
E.g. 215/60 R 16 95 H
215 = Tyre width, mm
60 = 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
1)
2)
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 3 247 and on the label
on the front left door frame.
The tyre pressure data refers to cold
tyres. It applies to summer and winter
tyres.
Always inflate the spare tyre to the
pressure specified for full load.
The ECO tyre pressure serves to
achieve the smallest amount of fuel
consumption possible.
Not permitted as winter tyres on engines A14NET and A16XER with limitation steering angle, continuously variable real
time damping chassis and/or sport chassis.
Permitted as winter tyres on engines A16LET and A20DTH. Not permitted as winter tyres on engines A16LET and
A20DTH with limitation steering angle and/or sport chassis.
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Incorrect tyre pressures will impair
safety, vehicle handling, comfort and
fuel economy and will increase tyre
wear.
9 Warning
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The current tyre pressures can be
shown in the Vehicle Information
Menu in the Driver Information
Centre.
The menu can be selected by the
buttons on the turn signal lever.
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.
If the tyre pressure shall be reduced
or increased on a vehicle with tyre
pressure monitoring system, switch
off ignition.
Tyre pressure monitoring
system
The tyre pressure monitoring system
checks the pressure of all four wheels
once a minute when vehicle speed
exceeds a certain limit.
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 Menu.
Turn the adjuster wheel to select the
tyre pressure monitoring system.
System status and small pressure
differences are displayed by
a warning message with the
corresponding tyre flashing in the
Driver Information Centre.
Furthermore considerable pressure
differences between the tyres on one
axle are displayed by a warning
message in the Driver Information
Centre.
Major pressure differences are
indicated additionally by the control
indicator w.
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Control indicator w 3 107.
Vehicle messages 3 114.
If the tyre pressure shall be reduced
or increased, switch off ignition.
If a complete set of wheels without
sensors is mounted (e.g. four winter
tyres), a message is displayed in the
Driver Information Centre. The tyre
pressure monitoring system is not
operational. Retrofitting of sensors is
possible.
A spare wheel or temporary spare
wheel is not equipped with pressure
sensors. The tyre pressure
monitoring system is not operational
for these wheels. Control indicator w
illuminates. For the further three
wheels the system remains
operational.
The use of commercially available
liquid tyre repair kits can impair the
function of the system. Factory
approved repair kits can be used.
External high-power radio equipment
could disrupt the tyre pressure
monitoring system.
The tyre pressure monitoring system
valve cores and sealing rings must be
replaced each time the tyres are
changed.
Adaptive threshold function
The tyre pressure monitoring system
automatically detects if the vehicle is
driven with a tyre pressure
appropriate for a load of up to
3 people or for a full load.
If the tyre pressure shall be reduced,
switch off ignition before reducing.
Auto learn function
After changing wheels the vehicle has
to 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 compensation
Cold tyres decrease the tyre
pressure, warm tyres increase the
tyre pressure. The tyre pressure
monitoring system considers this
effect for the warning messages.
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.
Tread depth
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.
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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.
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.
If there is more wear at the front than
the rear, swap round front wheels and
rear wheels periodically. Ensure that
the direction of rotation of the wheels
is the same as before.
Tyres age, even if they are not used.
We recommend tyre replacement
every 6 years.
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.
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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 205/55 R 16,
205/60 R 16, 215/50 R 17 and
225/45 R 17.
Tyre chains are not permitted on tyres
of size 205/65 R 16, 215/60 R 16,
225/45 R 18, 225/50 R 17,
235/40 R 19, 235/45 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.
Tyre damage exceeding 4 mm or that
is at tyre's sidewall cannot be repaired
with the tyre repair kit.
9 Warning
Do not drive faster than 50 mph.
Do not use for a lengthy period.
Steering and handling may be
affected.
The tyre repair kit is in a compartment
under the floor cover in the load
compartment or in the underseat
storage compartment 3 55.
1. Take the tyre repair kit from the
compartment.
2. Remove the compressor.
If you have a flat tyre:
Apply the parking brake and engage
first gear, reverse gear or P.
3. Remove the electrical connection
cable and air hose from the
stowage compartments on the
underside of the compressor.
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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.
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.
9. Connect the compressor plug to
the power outlet or cigarette
lighter socket.
To avoid discharging the battery,
we recommend running the
engine.
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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.
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
3 247. When the correct pressure
is obtained, switch off the
compressor.
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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
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.
14. 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.
15. Remove any excess sealant
using a cloth.
16. Take the label indicating
maximum permitted speed from
the sealant bottle and affix in the
driver's field of view.
17. 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
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.
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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.
Wheel changing
Some vehicles are equipped with
a tyre repair kit instead of a spare
wheel 3 210.
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, reverse gear or
P.
■ Remove the spare wheel 3 216.
■ 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.
■ No people or animals may be in the
vehicle when it is jacked-up.
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■ Never crawl under a jacked-up
vehicle.
■ Do not start the vehicle when it is
raised on the jack.
■ Clean wheel nuts and thread with
a clean cloth before mounting the
wheel.
9 Warning
Do not grease wheel bolt, wheel
nut and wheel nut cone.
1. Disengage wheel nut caps with
a screwdriver and remove. Pull off
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the wheel cover with the hook.
Vehicle tools 3 205.
Alloy wheels: Disengage wheel
nut caps with a screwdriver and
remove. To protect the wheel,
place a soft cloth between the
screwdriver and the alloy wheel.
2. Variant 1:
3. Ensure the jack is correctly
positioned under the relevant
vehicle jacking point.
4. Variant 1:
Fold out the wheel wrench and
install ensuring that it locates
securely and loosen each wheel
nut by half a turn.
Install the wheel wrench ensuring
that it locates securely and loosen
each wheel nut by half a turn.
Variant 2:
Set the jack to the necessary
height. Position it directly below
the jacking point in a manner that
prevents it from slipping.
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Attach jack handle and with the
jack correctly aligned rotate
handle until wheel is clear of the
ground.
Variant 2:
Set the jack to the necessary
height. Position it directly below
the jacking point in a manner that
prevents it from slipping.
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Attach wheel wrench and with the
jack correctly aligned rotate wheel
wrench until wheel is clear of the
ground.
5. Unscrew the wheel nuts.
6. Change the wheel.
7. Screw on the wheel nuts.
8. Lower vehicle.
9. Install the wheel wrench ensuring
that it locates securely and tighten
each nut in a crosswise
sequence. Tightening torque is
140 Nm.
10. Align the valve hole in the wheel
cover with the tyre valve before
installing.
Install wheel nut caps.
11. Stow the replaced wheel 3 216
and the vehicle tools 3 205.
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.
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Jacking position for lifting
platform
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.
Rear arm position of the lifting
platform centrically under the recess
of the sill.
Spare wheel
Some vehicles are equipped with
a tyre repair kit instead of a spare
wheel.
The spare wheel can be classified as
a temporary spare wheel depending
on the size compared to the other
mounted wheels and country
regulations.
The spare wheel has a steel rim.
The spare wheel is located in the load
compartment beneath the floor
covering. It is secured with a wing nut.
The spare wheel well is not designed
for all permissible tyre sizes. If
a wheel wider than the spare wheel
has to be stowed in the load
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compartment after having changed
wheels, it needs to be secured with
a strap, or, in the Sports tourer, with
a long bolt.
3. Place the hook end of the strap
through the loop and pull it until
the strap is fastened securely to
the lashing eye.
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■ Turn the wing nut anticlockwise and
remove temporary spare wheel and
tool box.
Stowing a damaged wheel in the
load compartment, 5-door
hatchback
A damaged wheel must be stowed in
the load compartment and secured
with a strap. Vehicle tools 3 205
1. Position the wheel close to one
sidewall of the load compartment.
4. Insert the strap through the
spokes of the wheel as shown in
the illustration.
5. Mount the hook to the rear lashing
eye.
6. Tighten the strap and secure it
using the buckle.
2. Place the loop end of the strap
through the front lashing eye on
the appropriate side.
Storing a damaged wheel in the
spare wheel well, Sports tourer
Use the extension bar placed in the
tool bag. Vehicle tools 3 205.
■ Install the hexagon key of the wheel
wrench ensuring that it locates
securely on the bolt.
■ Turn the wheel wrench
anticlockwise to loosen the bolt.
Remove the bolt.
■ Take the long bolt from the tool box
and screw it in hand-tight using the
wheel wrench.
■ Store the tool box and the damaged
wheel and secure it by turning the
wing nut clockwise.
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The floor cover can be placed on the
projecting wheel.
Replace the long bolt before fitting the
spare wheel in the well after renewing
or repairing the defective wheel.
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.
Place the damaged wheel always
in the load compartment secured
by the strap or in the spare wheel
well secured by the wing nut.
Temporary spare wheel
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.
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 tyre in the rear.
Tyre chains 3 209.
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.
Vehicle care
Jump starting
Do not start with quick charger.
A vehicle with a discharged battery
can be started using jump leads and
the 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.
■ Never expose the battery to naked
flames or sparks.
■ A discharged 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
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.
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■ The vehicles must not come into
contact with each other during the
jump starting process.
■ Apply the parking brake,
transmission in neutral, automatic
transmission in P.
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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Vehicle care
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
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.
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
Insert a screwdriver in the slot at the
lower bend of the cap. Release the
cap by carefully moving the
screwdriver downwards.
The towing eye is stowed with the
vehicle tools 3 205.
Vehicle care
Caution
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Towing another vehicle
Drive slowly. Do not drive jerkily.
Excessive tractive force can
damage the vehicle.
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.
Switch on the hazard warning
flashers on both vehicles.
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.
Vehicles with automatic transmission:
The vehicle must be towed facing
forwards, not faster than 50 mph nor
further than 60 miles. In all other
cases and when the transmission is
defective, the front axle must be
raised off the ground.
Seek the assistance of a workshop.
After towing, unscrew the towing eye.
Insert cap at the bottom and close.
Disengage the cap at the bottom and
remove downwards.
The towing eye is stowed with the
vehicle tools 3 205.
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Vehicle care
Caution
Drive slowly. Do not drive jerkily.
Excessive tractive force can
damage the vehicle.
After towing, unscrew the towing eye.
Insert cap at the bottom and engage.
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.
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.
Vehicle care
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.
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.
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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,
make sure the heating element inside
is not damaged.
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.
Sunroof
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 sunroof.
Wheels and tyres
Do not use high-pressure jet
cleaners.
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Vehicle care
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.
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.
Towing equipment
Do not clean the coupling ball bar with
a steam-jet or high-pressure jet
cleaner.
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.
Air shutter
Clean the shutter system in the front
bumper to maintain correct
functionality.
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 panel should only be
cleaned using a soft damp cloth.
Clean fabric upholstery with
a vacuum cleaner and brush.
Remove stains with an upholstery
cleaner.
Clean seat belts with lukewarm water
or interior cleaner.
Vehicle care
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.
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226
Service and maintenance
Service and
maintenance
General information ................... 226
Recommended fluids, lubricants
and parts .................................... 227
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 3 100.
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,
Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia,
Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia,
Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands,
Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania,
Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden,
Switzerland, United Kingdom.
Service display 3 100.
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 3 100.
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.
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 3 100.
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
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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
3 231.
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.
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Service and maintenance
Select the appropriate engine oil
based on its quality and on the
minimum ambient temperature
3 231.
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 3 231.
All of the recommended viscosity
grades are suitable for high ambient
temperatures.
Coolant and antifreeze
Use only silicate-free long life coolant
(LLC) antifreeze.
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.
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.
Technical data
Technical data
Vehicle identification .................. 229
Vehicle data ............................... 231
Vehicle identification
229
Identification plate
Vehicle Identification
Number
The identification plate is located on
the front left door frame.
The Vehicle Identification Number is
visible through the windscreen.
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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.
Technical data
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Vehicle data
Recommended fluids and lubricants
European service schedule
Required engine oil quality
All European countries
(except Belarus, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Turkey)
Engine oil quality
Only Israel
Petrol engines
(including CNG, LPG, E85)
Diesel engines
Petrol engines
(including CNG, LPG, E85)
Diesel engines
dexos 1
–
–
✔
–
dexos 2
✔
✔
–
✔
In case dexos quality is unavailable you may use max. 1 litre engine oil quality ACEA C3 once between each oil change.
Engine oil viscosity grades
All European countries and Israel
(except Belarus, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Turkey)
Ambient temperature
Petrol and diesel engines
down to -25 °C
SAE 5W-30 or SAE 5W-40
below -25 °C
SAE 0W-30 or SAE 0W-40
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Technical data
International service schedule
Required engine oil quality
All countries outside Europe
except Israel
Engine oil quality
Only Belarus, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Turkey
Petrol engines
(including CNG, LPG, E85)
Diesel engines
Petrol engines
(including CNG, LPG, E85)
Diesel engines
dexos 1
✔
–
–
–
dexos 2
–
✔
✔
✔
In case dexos quality is unavailable you may use the oil qualities listed below:
All countries outside Europe
except Israel
Engine oil quality
Only Belarus, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Turkey
Petrol engines
(including CNG, LPG, E85)
Diesel engines
Petrol engines
(including CNG, LPG, E85)
Diesel engines
GM-LL-A-025
✔
–
✔
–
GM-LL-B-025
–
✔
–
✔
Technical data
All countries outside Europe
except Israel
Engine oil quality
233
Only Belarus, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Turkey
Petrol engines
Diesel engines
Petrol engines
(including CNG, LPG, E85)
(including CNG, LPG, E85)
Diesel engines
ACEA A3/B3
✔
–
✔
–
ACEA A3/B4
✔
✔
✔
✔
ACEA C3
✔
✔
✔
✔
API SM
✔
–
✔
–
API SN resource conserving
✔
–
✔
–
Engine oil viscosity grades
All countries outside Europe (except Israel),
including Belarus, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Turkey
Ambient temperature
Petrol and diesel 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.
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Technical data
Engine data
Sales designation 1.4
1.4
1.4
1.4
1.6
1.6
Engine identifier
code
A14XEL
A14XER
A14NEL
A14NET
A16XER
A16LET
Number of
cylinders
4
4
4
4
4
4
Piston
1398
displacement [cm3]
1398
1364
1364
1598
1598
Engine power [kW] 64
74
88
103
85
132
at rpm
6000
6000
4200-6000
4900-6000
6000
5500
Torque [Nm]
130
130
200
200
155
230
at rpm
4000
4000
1850-4200
1850-4900
4000
2200
Fuel type
Petrol
Petrol
Petrol
Petrol/LPG
Petrol
Petrol
95
Super
schwefelfrei
(95)
95
Super
schwefelfrei
(95)
95
Super
schwefelfrei
(95)
95
Super
schwefelfrei
(95)
95
Super
schwefelfrei
(95)
95
Super
schwefelfrei
(95)
Octane rating RON
recommended
Technical data
Sales designation 1.4
1.4
1.4
1.4
1.6
1.6
Engine identifier
code
A14XEL
A14XER
A14NEL
A14NET
A16XER
A16LET
possible
98
Super Plus
schwefelfrei
(98)
98
Super Plus
schwefelfrei
(98)
98
Super Plus
schwefelfrei
(98)
98
Super Plus
schwefelfrei
(98)
98
Super Plus
schwefelfrei
(98)
98
Super Plus
schwefelfrei
(98)
possible
91
Benzin
schwefelfrei
(91)
91
Benzin
schwefelfrei
(91)
91
Benzin
schwefelfrei
(91)
91
Benzin
schwefelfrei
(91)
91
Benzin
schwefelfrei
(91)
91
Benzin
schwefelfrei
(91)
0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6
Oil consumption [l/ 0.6
1000 km]
Sales designation
1.3
1.7
1.7
1.7
1.7
Engine identifier code
A13DTE
A17DTE
A17DTC
A17DTF
A17DTS
Number of cylinders
4
4
4
4
4
Piston displacement [cm3]
1248
1686
1686
1686
1686
Engine power [kW]
70
81
81
96
96
at rpm
4000
4000
4000
4000
4000
Torque [Nm]
190
280
280
300
300
235
236
Technical data
Sales designation
1.3
1.7
1.7
1.7
1.7
Engine identifier code
A13DTE
A17DTE
A17DTC
A17DTF
A17DTS
at rpm
1750-3250
1750-2500
1750-2500
2000-2500
2000-2500
Fuel type
Diesel
Diesel
Diesel
Diesel
Diesel
Oil consumption [l/1000 km]
0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6
Sales designation
1.7
1.7
2.0 Turbo
Engine identifier code
A17DTJ
A17DTR
A20DTH
Number of cylinders
4
4
4
Piston displacement [cm3]
1686
1686
1956
Engine power [kW]
81
92
121
at rpm
3800
4000
4000
Torque [Nm]
260
280
350
at rpm
1700-2550
2000-2700
1750-2500
Fuel type
Diesel
Diesel
Diesel
Oil consumption [l/1000 km]
0.6
0.6
0.6
Technical data
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Performance
5-door hatchback
Engine
A14XEL
A14XER
A14NEL
A14NET
A16LET
A16XER
Manual transmission
1053)
1113)
120
126
138
118
Automatic transmission
–
–
–
125
132
114
Maximum speed2) [mph]
Engine
A13DTE
A17DTE
A17DTC
A17DTF
A17DTS
Manual transmission
109
4)
4)
4)
4)
Automatic transmission
–
–
–
–
–
Maximum
2)
3)
4)
speed2)
[mph]
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.
4th gear.
Value was not available at time of printing.
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Technical data
Engine
A17DTJ
A17DTR
A20DTH
Manual transmission
113
122
134
Automatic transmission
–
–
131
Maximum
speed2)
[mph]
Sports tourer
Engine
A14XER
A14NEL
A14NET
A16LET
A16XER
Manual transmission
109
119
125
138
116
Automatic transmission
–
–
124
131
113
Maximum speed [mph]5)
Engine
A13DTE
A17DTJ
A17DTR
A20DTH
Manual transmission
108
113
120
133
Automatic transmission
–
–
–
129
Maximum speed
2)
5)
2)[mph]
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.
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
5-door hatchback
Engine
Manual transmission
Automatic transmission
without/with air conditioning
[kg]
A14XEL
1373/1388
–
A14XER
1373/1388
–
A14NEL
1393/1408
–
A14NET
1393/1408
–/1453
A16LET
–/1490
–/1503
A16XER
1393/1408
–/1443
A13DTE
1393/1408
–
A17DTC
1503/1518
–
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240
Technical data
5-door hatchback
Engine
Manual transmission
Automatic transmission
without/with air conditioning
[kg]
A17DTE
1503/1518
–
A17DTF
1503/1518
–
A17DTJ
1503/1518
–
A17DTR
1503/1518
–
A17DTS
1503/1518
–
A20DTH
1503/1518
–/1590
A20DTH6)
1503/1518
–
6)
With stop-start function.
Technical data
Kerb weight, basic model with all optional equipment
5-door hatchback
Engine
Manual transmission
Automatic transmission
without/with air conditioning
[kg]
A14XEL
–/1545
–
A14XER
–/1545
–
A14NEL
–/1611
–
A14NET
–/1611
–/1613
A16LET
–/1613
–/1665
A16XER
–/1578
–/1613
A13DTE
–/1571
–
A17DTC
–/1664
–
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242
Technical data
5-door hatchback
Engine
Manual transmission
Automatic transmission
without/with air conditioning
[kg]
A17DTE
–/1664
–
A17DTF
–/1664
–
A17DTJ
–/1684
–
A17DTR
–/1689
–
A17 DTS
–/1664
A20DTH
–/1711
–/1731
A20DTH6)
–/1701
–
6)
With stop-start function.
Technical data
Kerb weight, basic model without any optional equipment
Sports tourer
Engine
Manual transmission
Automatic transmission
without/with air conditioning
[kg]
A14XER
1393/1408
–
A14NEL
1471/1486
–/1503
A14NET
1437/1452
–/1503
A16LET
–/1503
–/1550
A16XER
1437/1452
–/1503
A13DTE
1471/1486
–
A17DTJ
1503/1518
–
A17DTR
1503/1518
–
A20DTH
1550/1565
–/1613
A20DTH6)
1571/1586
–
6)
With stop-start function.
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244
Technical data
Kerb weight, basic model with all optional equipment
Sports tourer
Engine
Manual transmission
Automatic transmission
without/with air conditioning
[kg]
A14XER
–/1571
–
A14NEL
–/1664
–/1664
A14NET
–/1664
–/1664
A16LET
–/1664
–/1701
A16XER
–/1613
–/1664
A13DTE
–/1664
–
A17DTJ
–/1733
–
A17DTR
–/1733
–
A20DTH
–/1733
–/1733
A20DTH6)
–/1733
–
6)
With stop-start function.
Technical data
Vehicle dimensions
5-door hatchback
Sports tourer
Length [mm]
4419
4698
Width without exterior mirrors [mm]
1814
1814
Width with two exterior mirrors [mm]
2013
2013
Height (without antenna) [mm]
1510
1535
Length of load compartment floor [mm]
836
1069
Length of load compartment with folded rear seats [mm]
1549
1835
Load compartment width [mm]
1027
1026
Load compartment height [mm]
554
721
Wheelbase [mm]
2685
2685
Turning circle diameter [m]
11.5
11.5
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Technical data
Capacities
Engine oil
Engine
A14XEL,
A14XER
A14NEL,
A14NET
A16LET,
A16XER
A13DTE
ecoFlex
including Filter [l]
4.0
4.0
4.5
3.2
between MIN and MAX [l]
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
Engine
A17DTE,
A17DTC
A17DTF,
A17DTS
A17DTJ,
A17DTR
A20DTH
including Filter [l]
4.0
4.0
5.4
4.5
between MIN and MAX [l]
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
Fuel tank
Petrol/diesel, nominal capacity [l]
567)
LPG, nominal capacity [l]
–8)
7)
8)
A13 DTE diesel engine with stop-start system reduced capacity: 46 litres.
Value was not available at time of printing.
Technical data
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Tyre pressures
Engine
Tyres
A14XER, 205/55 R16,
A14XEL 205/60 R16,
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])
220/2.2 (32) 220/2.2 (32) 270/2.7 (39) 270/2.7 (39) 230/2.3 (33) 270/2.7 (39)
215/50 R17,
225/45 R17
A14NET, 205/55 R16,
A14NEL, 205/60 R16,
A16 XER
215/50 R17,
225/45 R17,
225/45 R18,
235/40 R19
220/2.2 (32) 220/2.2 (32) 270/2.7 (39) 270/2.7 (39) 230/2.3 (33) 270/2.7 (39)
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Engine
Technical data
Tyres
A16LET 205/65 R16, 10)9)
215/60
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])
230/2.3 (33) 230/2.3 (33) 270/2.7 (39) 270/2.7 (39) 240/2.4 (35) 280/2.8 (41)
R16,9)
225/50 R17,9)
235/45 R18
235/40 R19
240/2.4 (35) 220/2.2 (32) –
–
250/2.5 (36) 290/2.9 (42)
205/60 R16, 10)
250/2.5 (36) 230/2.3 (33) –
–
260/2.6 (38) 300/3.0 (43)
215/50 R1710)
A13DTE 205/55 R16,
205/60 R16,
215/50 R17,
215/60 R16,
225/45 R17
10)
9)
Only permitted as winter tyres.
Not permitted with tyre chains.
220/2.2 (32) 220/2.2 (32) 270/2.7 (39) 270/2.7 (39) 230/2.3 (33) 270/2.7 (39)
Technical data
Engine
Tyres
A17DTE, 205/65 R16, 10)11)
A17DTC, 215/60 R16, 11)
A17DTF,
225/50 R17, 11)
A17DTS
235/45 R18
205/55 R16,
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])
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230/2.3 (33) 230/2.3 (33) 270/2.7 (39) 270/2.7 (39) 240/2.4 (35) 280/2.8 (41)
240/2.4 (35) 220/2.2 (32) –
–
250/2.5 (36) 290/2.9 (42)
250/2.5 (36) 230/2.3 (33) –
–
260/2.6 (38) 300/3.0 (43)
215/50 R17, 10)
225/45 R17,
235/40 R19
205/60 R16, 10)
10)
11)
Only permitted as winter tyres.
Not permitted with tyre chains.
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Engine
Technical data
Tyres
A17DTJ 205/65 R16, 10)9)
215/60 R16,
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])
230/2.3 (33) 230/2.3 (33) 270/2.7 (39) 270/2.7 (39) 240/2.4 (35) 280/2.8 (41)
11)
225/50 R17, 9)
235/45 R18
205/55 R16,
240/2.4 (35) 220/2.2 (32) –
–
250/2.5 (36) 290/2.9 (42)
250/2.5 (36) 230/2.3 (33) –
–
260/2.6 (38) 300/3.0 (43)
215/50 R17, 10)
225/45 R17,
235/40 R19,
205/60 R16, 10)
10)
9)
11)
Only permitted as winter tyres.
Not permitted with tyre chains.
Not permitted with tyre chains.
Technical data
Engine
Tyres
A17DTR 205/65 R16, 10)9)
215/60 R16,
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])
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230/2.3 (33) 230/2.3 (33) 270/2.7 (39) 270/2.7 (39) 240/2.4 (35) 280/2.8 (41)
9)
225/50 R17,
235/45 R18
205/55 R16,
240/2.4 (35) 220/2.2 (32) –
–
250/2.5 (36) 290/2.9 (42)
250/2.5 (36) 230/2.3 (33) –
–
260/2.6 (38) 300/3.0 (43)
215/50 R17, 10)
225/45 R17,
235/40 R19
205/60 R1610)
10)
9)
Only permitted as winter tyres.
Not permitted with tyre chains.
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Engine
Technical data
Tyres
A20DTH 205/65 R16, 10)9)
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])
230/2.3 (33) 230/2.3 (33) 270/2.7 (39) 270/2.7 (39) 240/2.4 (35) 280/2.8 (41)
215/60 R16,
225/50 R17,
235/45 R18
235/40 R19
240/2.4 (35) 220/2.2 (32) –
–
250/2.5 (36) 290/2.9 (42)
205/60 R16, 10)
250/2.5 (36) 230/2.3 (33) –
–
260/2.6 (38) 300/3.0 (43)
Temporary spare wheel 420/4.2 (61) 420/4.2 (61) –
–
420/4.2 (61) 420/4.2 (61)
215/50 R1710)
All
10)
9)
Only permitted as winter tyres.
Not permitted with tyre chains.
Technical data
Towing hitch installation dimensions
5-door Hatchback
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254
Technical data
Sports Tourer
Customer information
Customer information
Vehicle data recording and
privacy ....................................... 255
Vehicle data recording
and privacy
Event data recorders
The vehicle has a number of
sophisticated systems that monitor
and control several vehicle data.
Some data may be stored during
regular operation to facilitate repair of
detected malfunctions, other data is
stored only in a crash or near crash
event by modules in your vehicle
systems that have an event data
recording function such as the airbag
control module.
The systems may record diagnostic
data about the condition of the vehicle
(e.g. oil level or vehicle mileage) and
information how it was operated (e.g.
engine speed, brake application and
seat belt usage).
To read this data, special equipment
and access to the vehicle is required.
Some diagnostic data is electronically
fed into Vauxhall global systems
when the vehicle is serviced in
a workshop, in order to document the
255
service history of the vehicle. This
enables the workshop to offer you
efficient maintenance and repair,
tailored to your individual vehicle,
each time you bring it back to the
workshop.
The manufacturer will not access
driver's behaviour related information
about a crash event or share it with
others except:
■ with the consent of the vehicle
owner or, if the vehicle is leased, of
the lessee
■ in response to an official request of
police or similar government office
■ as part of the manufacturer's
defense in case of legal
proceedings
■ as required by law
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Customer information
In addition, the manufacturer may use
the collected or received diagnostic
data:
■ for the manufacturer's research
needs
■ to make it available for research
needs where appropriate
confidentiality is maintained and
need is shown
■ to share summary data which is not
tied to a specific vehicle with other
organisations for research
purposes
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
257
258
Index
A
Accessories and vehicle
modifications .......................... 181
Active head restraints................... 36
Adaptive forward lighting ... 108, 129
Adjustable air vents ................... 143
Airbag and belt tensioners ......... 103
Airbag deactivation .............. 46, 103
Airbag system .............................. 44
Air conditioning regular
operation ................................ 144
Air conditioning system .............. 138
Air intake .................................... 144
Air vents...................................... 143
Antilock brake system ................ 156
Antilock brake system (ABS) ..... 105
Anti-theft alarm system ................ 25
Anti-theft locking system .............. 25
Appearance care........................ 222
Armrest......................................... 40
Armrest storage ........................... 55
Ashtrays ....................................... 97
Automatic anti-dazzle .................. 29
Automatic light control ............... 127
Automatic locking ........................ 23
Automatic transmission ............. 152
Auxiliary heater........................... 143
B
Battery ....................................... 186
Battery discharge protection ...... 135
Battery voltage ........................... 117
Bicycle rack.................................. 57
Bonnet ....................................... 183
Brake and clutch fluid................. 227
Brake and clutch system ........... 104
Brake assist ............................... 158
Brake fluid .................................. 186
Brakes ............................... 156, 186
Breakdown.................................. 220
Bulb replacement ....................... 189
C
Capacities .................................. 246
Cargo management system ........ 83
Car Pass ...................................... 19
Catalytic converter ..................... 151
Central locking system ................ 21
Centre console lighting .............. 134
Centre console storage ............... 56
Changing tyre and wheel size . . . 209
Charging system ........................ 104
Child locks ................................... 23
Child restraint installation
locations ................................... 49
Child restraint systems ................ 48
Cigarette lighter ........................... 97
259
Climate control ............................. 15
Climate control systems............. 137
Clock............................................. 96
Code........................................... 114
Control indicators........................ 101
Control of the vehicle ................. 145
Controls........................................ 91
Convex shape .............................. 28
Coolant and antifreeze............... 227
Cruise control .................... 108, 162
Cupholders .................................. 53
Curtain airbag system .................. 46
Curve lighting.............................. 129
Danger, Warnings and Cautions . . . 4
Diesel fuel system bleeding ....... 188
Diesel particle filter............. 106, 150
Door open .................................. 109
Doors............................................ 24
Driver assistance systems.......... 162
Driver Information Centre........... 109
Driving characteristics and
towing tips .............................. 176
Driving hints................................ 145
Electrical parking brake fault...... 105
Electrical system......................... 198
Electronic climate control
system .................................... 139
Electronic driving programmes . . 154
Electronic Stability Control.......... 159
Electronic Stability Control and
Traction Control system.......... 106
Electronic Stability Control off..... 106
End-of-life vehicle recovery ....... 182
Engine compartment fuse box ... 199
Engine coolant ........................... 184
Engine coolant temperature
gauge ..................................... 100
Engine data ............................... 234
Engine exhaust .......................... 150
Engine oil ................... 183, 227, 231
Engine oil pressure .................... 107
Entry lighting .............................. 134
Event data recorders.................. 255
Exit lighting ................................ 135
Exterior care .............................. 222
Exterior light ............................... 108
Exterior lighting .................... 12, 126
Exterior mirrors............................. 28
E
F
D
ECO drive assistant.................... 118
Electric adjustment ...................... 28
Electrical parking brake.............. 105
Fault ........................................... 154
First aid......................................... 87
First aid kit ................................... 87
Fixed air vents ........................... 143
Flex-Fix system............................ 57
Fog light ..................................... 108
Fog lights ................................... 192
Folding ......................................... 28
Front airbag system ..................... 44
Front fog lights ........................... 132
Front seats.................................... 37
Front storage................................ 54
Fuel............................................. 169
Fuel consumption - CO2Emissions ............................... 175
Fuel for diesel engines .............. 170
Fuel for liquid gas operation....... 170
Fuel for petrol engines ............... 169
Fuel gauge ................................... 99
Fuel selector ................................ 99
Fuses ......................................... 198
G
Gauges......................................... 98
General information ................... 176
Glovebox ..................................... 53
Graphic-Info-Display, ColourInfo-Display ............................ 112
H
Halogen headlights .................... 189
Hand brake......................... 156, 157
Hazard warning flashers ............ 131
260
Headlight flash ........................... 128
Headlight range adjustment ...... 128
Headlights................................... 126
Headlights when driving abroad 128
Head restraint adjustment ............. 8
Head restraints ............................ 35
Heated ......................................... 29
Heated rear window ..................... 32
Heated steering wheel ................. 92
Heating ........................................ 40
Heating and ventilation system . 137
Height adjustable rear floor cover 81
High beam ......................... 108, 127
High beam assist........................ 108
Hill start assist ........................... 158
Horn ....................................... 13, 92
I
Identification plate ..................... 229
Ignition switch positions ............. 146
Immobiliser .......................... 27, 108
Indicators...................................... 98
Information displays.................... 109
Instrument cluster ........................ 98
Instrument panel fuse box ......... 201
Instrument panel illumination ..... 198
Instrument panel illumination
control .................................... 133
Instrument panel overview ........... 10
Interactive driving system........... 160
Interior care ............................... 224
Interior lighting............................ 133
Interior lights ...................... 133, 198
Interior mirrors.............................. 29
Interruption of power supply ...... 154
Introduction .................................... 3
ISOFIX child restraint systems .... 52
J
Jump starting ............................. 219
K
Key, memorised settings.............. 21
Keys ............................................. 19
Keys, locks................................... 19
L
Lane departure warning..... 106, 168
Lashing eyes ............................... 83
Lighting features......................... 134
Light switch ................................ 126
Load compartment ................ 24, 74
Load compartment cover ............. 78
Load compartment fuse box ...... 202
Loading information ..................... 89
Low fuel ..................................... 107
Low washer fluid ........................ 108
M
Malfunction indicator light .......... 104
Manual anti-dazzle ...................... 29
Manual mode ............................. 153
Manual transmission .................. 155
Manual windows .......................... 30
Memorised settings...................... 21
Mirror adjustment ........................... 8
Misted light covers ..................... 133
N
New vehicle running-in .............. 146
Number plate light ..................... 197
O
Object detection systems........... 163
Odometer ..................................... 98
Oil, engine.......................... 227, 231
Outside temperature .................... 95
Overrun cut-off ........................... 147
P
Parking ................................ 17, 150
Parking assist ............................ 163
Parking brake ............................ 157
Parking lights ............................. 132
Particulate filter........................... 150
Performance .............................. 237
Performing work ........................ 182
Pollen filter ................................. 144
261
Power outlets ............................... 97
Power steering............................ 105
Power windows ............................ 30
Preheating ................................. 106
Puncture..................................... 213
Q
Quickheat................................... 143
R
Radio Frequency Identification
(RFID)..................................... 256
Radio remote control ................... 20
Reading lights ............................ 134
Rear carrier system...................... 57
Rear floor storage cover .............. 81
Rear fog light ............................. 108
Rear fog lights ........................... 132
Rear seats.................................... 40
Rear window wiper/washer .......... 95
Recommended fluids and
lubricants ........................ 227, 231
Reduced engine power.............. 108
Refuelling ................................... 172
Retained power off..................... 146
Reversing lights ......................... 133
Ride control systems.................. 159
Roof.............................................. 33
Roof rack ..................................... 88
S
Safety net .................................... 85
Seat adjustment ....................... 6, 37
Seat belt ........................................ 8
Seat belt reminder ..................... 103
Seat belts ..................................... 41
Seat position ................................ 37
Selector lever ............................. 152
Service ............................... 144, 226
Service display .......................... 100
Service information .................... 226
Service vehicle soon .................. 104
Side airbag system ...................... 45
Sidelights.................................... 126
Side turn signal lights ................ 197
Spare wheel ............................... 216
Speedometer ............................... 98
Starting and operating................ 146
Starting off ................................... 16
Starting the engine .................... 146
Steering wheel adjustment ...... 9, 91
Steering wheel controls ............... 91
Stop-start system........................ 148
Storage......................................... 53
Storage compartments................. 53
Sunglasses storage ..................... 54
Sunroof ........................................ 33
Sunvisor lights ........................... 134
Sun visors .................................... 32
Symbols ......................................... 4
T
Tachometer ................................. 99
Tail lights ................................... 193
Three-point seat belt .................... 42
Tools .......................................... 205
Top-tether fastening eyes ............ 52
Towing................................ 176, 220
Towing another vehicle ............. 221
Towing equipment ..................... 177
Towing hitch installation
dimensions ............................. 253
Towing the vehicle ..................... 220
Traction Control system ............. 159
Traction Control system off......... 106
Traffic sign assistant................... 165
Trailer coupling........................... 176
Trailer stability assist ................. 180
Trailer towing ............................. 176
Transmission ............................... 16
Transmission display ................. 152
Tread depth ............................... 208
Trip computer ............................ 118
Trip odometer .............................. 98
Turn and lane-change signals ... 131
Turn signal ................................. 103
Tyre chains ................................ 209
Tyre designations ...................... 206
262
Tyre pressure ............................ 206
Tyre pressure monitoring
system............................. 107, 207
Tyre pressures ........................... 247
Tyre repair kit ............................. 210
U
Ultrasonic parking assist . . . 106, 163
Underseat storage ....................... 55
Upshift........................................ 105
Using this manual .......................... 3
V
Vehicle checks............................ 182
Vehicle data................................ 231
Vehicle data recording and
privacy..................................... 255
Vehicle dimensions .................... 245
Vehicle Identification Number .... 229
Vehicle jack................................ 205
Vehicle messages ..................... 114
Vehicle personalisation ............. 121
Vehicle security............................ 25
Vehicle specific data ...................... 3
Vehicle storage........................... 181
Vehicle tools............................... 205
Vehicle unlocking ........................... 6
Vehicle weight ........................... 239
Ventilation................................... 137
W
Warning chimes ......................... 117
Warning lights............................... 98
Warning triangle .......................... 87
Washer and wiper systems ......... 14
Washer fluid ............................... 185
Wheel changing ......................... 213
Wheel covers ............................. 209
Wheels and tyres ....................... 205
Windows....................................... 30
Windscreen................................... 30
Windscreen wiper/washer ........... 93
Winter tyres ............................... 205
Wiper blade replacement .......... 188
X
Xenon headlights ....................... 192
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