Opel Vivaro 2011 Owner's manual

Opel Vivaro 2011 Owner's manual
Contents
Introduction .................................... 2
In brief ............................................ 6
Keys, doors and windows ............ 18
Seats, restraints ........................... 30
Storage ........................................ 51
Instruments and controls ............. 56
Lighting ........................................ 73
Climate control ............................. 78
Driving and operating ................... 87
Vehicle care ............................... 109
Service and maintenance .......... 139
Technical data ........................... 143
Customer information ................ 157
Index .......................................... 158
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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 under 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
Opel Service Partner.
All Opel Service Partners provide
first-class service at reasonable
prices. Experienced mechanics
trained by Opel work according to
specific Opel instructions.
The customer literature pack should
always be kept ready to hand in the
vehicle.
Using this manual
■ The "In brief" section will give you
an initial overview.
■ 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.
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■ 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 display may not support your
language.
■ Depending on the model variant,
country variant, integrated special
equipment and accessories, the
scope of equipment in the vehicle
can differ from the items mentioned
in this Owner's Manual.
■ 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".
We wish you many hours of
pleasurable driving.
Adam Opel GmbH
Introduction
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6
In brief
In brief
Vehicle unlocking
Unlocking with key
Unlocking with radio remote
control
Initial drive information
Turn the key in the driver's door lock.
Open the doors by pulling the
handles.
Press button c, pull door handle.
Radio remote control 3 18, Central
locking system 3 20, Load
compartment 3 23.
In brief
Seat adjustment
7
Seat backrests
Seat height
Pull lever, adjust inclination and
release lever. Allow the seat to
engage. Do not lean on backrest
when adjusting.
Seat position 3 31, Seat adjustment
3 32.
Lift lever and adjust body weight on
seat to raise or lower it.
Seat position 3 31, Seat adjustment
3 32.
Seat positioning
Pull handle, slide seat, release
handle.
Seat position 3 31, Seat adjustment
3 32.
9 Danger
Do not sit nearer than 25 cm from
the steering wheel, to permit safe
airbag deployment.
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In brief
Head restraint adjustment
Seat belt
Mirror adjustment
Interior mirror
Raise or lower head restraint to the
desired height.
Head restraints 3 30.
Pull out the seat belt and engage in
belt buckle. The seat belt must not be
twisted and must fit close against the
body. The backrest must not be tilted
back too far (maximum approx. 25°).
To release belt, press red button on
belt buckle.
Seat position 3 31, Seat belts
3 37, Airbag system 3 40.
To reduce dazzle, adjust the lever on
the underside of the mirror housing.
Interior mirror 3 28.
In brief
Exterior mirrors
9
Electric adjustment
Steering wheel adjustment
Select the relevant exterior mirror and
adjust it.
Convex exterior mirrors 3 26,
Electric adjustment 3 27, Folding
exterior mirrors 3 27, Heated
exterior mirrors 3 27.
Unlock the lever, adjust the steering
wheel, then engage the lever and
ensure it is fully locked.
Do not adjust the steering wheel
unless vehicle is stationary and the
steering wheel lock has been
released.
Airbag system 3 40, Ignition
positions 3 88.
Manual adjustment
Swivel mirror in required direction.
Exterior mirrors 3 26.
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In brief
In brief
Instrument panel overview
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Ashtray .................................. 61
Cupholders ........................... 51
Fuse box ............................. 123
Fixed air vents ....................... 85
Side air vents ........................ 84
Light switch .......................... 73
Rear fog light ......................... 75
Front fog lights ..................... 75
Exit lighting ............................ 77
Turn and lane-change
signals, sidelights,
headlight flash, low beam
and high beam ..................... 75
Instruments .......................... 61
Driver Information Centre ..... 69
Transmission display ............ 63
Horn ...................................... 57
Driver airbag ......................... 41
Steering column controls ...... 57
Windscreen wiper,
windscreen washer
system .................................. 57
Rear window wiper, rear
window washer system ........ 59
Trip computer ....................... 71
9 Centre air vents ..................... 84
10 Triple-Info-Display ................. 69
11 Infotainment system .............. 10
Tachograph ........................... 72
12 AUX input .............................. 10
13 Front passenger airbag ......... 41
14 Storage tray ......................... 51
15 Coin tray ............................... 51
16 Storage tray ......................... 51
17 Glovebox .............................. 51
18 Utility hook ........................... 10
19 Climate control system .......... 78
20 Hazard warning flashers ....... 75
21 Central locking system .......... 20
Heated exterior mirrors ......... 27
Heated rear window .............. 29
Manual transmission
automated,
Winter and Laden modes ...... 93
Cruise control and speed
limiter ................................... 99
22 Gear lever, Manual
transmission .......................... 91
Manual transmission
automated ............................. 91
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23 Power outlet .......................... 60
Cigarette lighter ..................... 60
24 Ignition switch with
steering wheel lock ............... 88
25 Steering wheel adjustment . . . 56
26 Remote control on
steering wheel ...................... 56
Cruise control ....................... 99
27 Ultrasonic parking assist .... 102
Headlight range
adjustment ........................... 74
Electronic Stability
Program ............................... 98
28 Auxiliary heater ..................... 80
29 Bonnet release lever ........... 110
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In brief
Exterior lighting
Front and rear fog lights
Turn light switch
= Off
7
= Sidelights
0
9P = Headlights
= Front fog lights
>
>r = Front and rear fog lights
Turn light switch
= Front fog lights
>
>r = Front and rear fog lights
Lighting 3 73, Headlight warning
device 3 70.
Headlight flash, high beam and
low beam
Pull lever.
High beam 3 74, Headlight flash
3 74.
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 75.
Press j.
Turn and lane-change signals
3 75.
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In brief
Washer and wiper systems
Windscreen wiper
K = timed interval wiping
1 = slow
2 = fast
Windscreen wiper 3 57, Wiper
blade replacement 3 117.
Windscreen and headlight
washer systems
Rear window wiper and washer
system
Pull lever.
short = wiper swipes once
pull
long
= wiper swipes for a few
pull
strokes and washer fluid is
sprayed onto the
windscreen
Turn lever.
0 = off
e = wiper
f = washer
Windscreen and headlight washer
system 3 57, Wiper blade
replacement 3 117, Washer fluid
3 115.
Rear window wiper and washer
system 3 59, Wiper blade
replacement 3 117, Washer fluid
3 115.
In brief
Climate control
Heated rear window, heated
exterior mirrors
Heating is operated by pressing the
Ü button.
Heated exterior mirrors 3 27,
Heated rear window 3 29.
Demisting and defrosting the
windows
Air distribution to V.
Set temperature control to warmest
level.
Set fan speed to highest level.
Cooling AC on.
Climate control system 3 78.
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Transmission
Manual transmission
Reverse: with the vehicle stationary,
wait 3 seconds after depressing
clutch pedal and then pull up the
collar 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 91.
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In brief
Manual transmission automated
Starting off
Starting the engine
Check before starting off
N
o
+
A/M
R
=
=
=
=
=
neutral
drive
higher gear
lower gear
switch between automatic
and manual mode
= reverse gear
Manual transmission automated
3 91.
■ Tyre pressure and condition
3 125, 3 155.
■ Engine oil level and fluid levels
3 111.
■ 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 27, 3 31,
3 38.
■ Brake function at low speed,
particularly if the brakes are wet.
■ Turn key to position A
■ move the steering wheel slightly to
release the steering wheel lock
■ operate clutch and brake
■ do not operate accelerator pedal
■ diesel engines: turn the key to
position M for preheating and wait
until control indicator !
extinguishes in the Driver
Information Centre.
■ turn key to position D and release.
Starting the engine 3 88.
In brief
Parking
■ Always apply parking brake without
pushing the release button. Apply
as firmly as possible on a downhill
or uphill slope. Depress foot brake
at the same time to reduce
operating force.
■ Switch off the engine. Turn the
ignition key to position St and
remove it. Turn the steering wheel
until the steering wheel lock is felt
to engage.
■ If the vehicle is on a level surface or
uphill slope, engage first gear
before switching off the ignition. On
an uphill slope, turn the front
wheels away from the kerb.
If the vehicle is on a downhill slope,
engage reverse gear before
switching off the ignition. Turn the
front wheels towards the kerb.
■ Lock the vehicle and activate the
anti-theft alarm system 3 24 with
button e on the radio remote
control.
■ Do not park the vehicle on an easily
ignitable surface. The high
temperature of the exhaust system
could ignite the surface.
■ Close the windows.
■ The engine cooling fans may run
after the engine has been switched
off 3 110.
■ After running at high engine speeds
or with high engine loads, operate
the engine briefly at a low load or
run in neutral for approx.
30 seconds before switching off, in
order to protect the turbocharger.
Keys, locks 3 18, Laying the vehicle
up for a long period of time 3 109.
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Keys, doors and windows
Keys, doors and
windows
Keys, locks ................................... 18
Doors ........................................... 22
Vehicle security ............................ 24
Exterior mirrors ............................ 26
Interior mirrors ............................. 28
Windows ...................................... 28
Keys, locks
Radio remote control
Keys
Replacement keys
The key number is specified on the
key 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 3 136.
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.
Used to operate:
■ Central locking system
■ Anti-theft locking system
■ Anti-theft alarm system
Depending on model the vehicle may
use a remote control with two or three
buttons (selective door locking).
The radio remote control has a range
of approx. 5 metres. This range can
be affected by outside influences.
The hazard warning flashers confirm
operation.
Keys, doors and windows
Handle with care, protect it from
moisture and high temperatures and
avoid unnecessary operation.
Replace the battery (battery type
CR 2016), paying attention to the
installation position.
Reattach both halves of cover
ensuring it engages correctly.
Fault
If the central locking system cannot
be operated with the radio remote
control, it may be due to the following:
■ Range exceeded.
■ Battery voltage too low.
■ Frequent, repeated operation of the
radio remote control while not in
range, which will require
reprogramming by a workshop.
■ Interference from higher-power
radio waves from other sources.
Unlocking 3 20.
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Batteries do not belong in household
waste. They must be disposed of at
an appropriate recycling collection
point.
Selective door locking remote control
Two function remote control
Radio remote control battery
replacement
Replace the battery as soon as the
range reduces.
Open battery compartment by
inserting a coin into the slot and
twisting.
Remove screw and open battery
compartment by inserting a coin into
the slot and twisting.
Replace the battery (battery type
CR 2016), paying attention to the
installation position.
Reattach both halves of cover
ensuring it engages correctly.
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Keys, doors and windows
Replace screw and tighten.
Central locking system
Central locking system with radio
remote control
Unlocks and locks doors, load
compartment and fuel filler flap.
With selective door locking, the
passenger compartment and load
compartment are unlocked and
locked separately.
For safety reasons, the vehicle
cannot be locked if the key is in the
ignition switch.
Unlocking
Central locking system with key
activation
Turn the key in the driver's door lock
to the front.
Locking
Close doors, load compartment and
fuel filler flap. If the doors are not
closed properly, the central locking
system will not work.
Central locking system with key
activation
Turn the key in the driver's door lock
rearwards.
Central locking system with radio
remote control
Press button c.
On vehicles with selective door
locking only the passenger
compartment doors are unlocked.
If no door is opened within approx.
30 seconds after the vehicle has been
unlocked via the remote control the
vehicle is re-locked automatically.
Press button e.
Keys, doors and windows
On vehicles with selective door
locking only the passenger
compartment doors are locked.
Load compartment
With two function remote control all
doors are locked or unlocked in
conjunction with each other.
Central locking button
Locks or unlocks doors, the load
compartment and fuel filler flap from
the passenger compartment.
While the front doors are locked and
unlocked using the radio remote
control, load compartment must be
manually opened by turning the key in
the lock.
Automatic locking
Press button.
e = lock
y = unlock
With selective door locking the load
compartment is locked or unlocked
independently.
Press button G.
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Slam door locks
Certain models feature load
compartment locks which are isolated
for added security.
This security feature can be
configured to automatically lock all
doors, load compartment and fuel
filler flap as soon as the vehicle is
driven.
To activate:
With the ignition switched on, press
e on the central locking button and
hold for approx. 5 seconds until an
audible confirmation is heard.
To deactivate:
With the ignition switched on, press
y on the central locking button and
hold for approx. 5 seconds until an
audible confirmation is heard.
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Keys, doors and windows
Child locks
cannot be opened from the inside. For
deactivation, turn the child lock to the
vertical position.
Doors
Sliding door
9 Warning
Use the child locks whenever
children are occupying the rear
seats.
The child safety lock for the sliding
door is located on its rearward facing
edge.
Using a key or suitable screwdriver,
turn the child lock in the rear door to
the horizontal position. The door
Ensure the side door is fully closed
and secure before driving the vehicle.
The door can be locked from inside
the vehicle with the interior lock
switch.
Rear doors
To open the left hand rear door pull
the outside handle. The door is
opened from inside the vehicle by
pulling the interior handle.
Keys, doors and windows
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Load compartment
Tailgate
Opening
The right hand rear door is released
using the lever.
9 Warning
The rear lights may be obscured if
the rear doors are open and the
vehicle is parked on the roadside.
Make other road users aware of
the vehicle, by using a warning
triangle or other equipment
specified in the road traffic
regulations.
The doors are retained in the 90º
position by locking stays. To open the
doors to 180º or further, pull the door
release handles and swing open to
the desired position.
9 Warning
Ensure extended opening doors
are secured when fully opened.
Opened doors may slam closed
due to the force of the wind!
Always close the right hand door
before the left hand door.
After unlocking with radio remote
control, press tailgate button and lift
tailgate to fully open position.
In very cold climates, the opening
assistance provided by the tailgate
hydraulic struts may be reduced.
The tailgate can be also opened from
inside the vehicle by pushing down
the tailgate interior release.
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Keys, doors and windows
Closing
Close tailgate using the interior strap.
Ensure tailgate is fully closed.
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, could enter the vehicle.
Caution
Ensure there is adequate
clearance both above (at least
2.15 m) and behind when opening
tailgate.
Vehicle security
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 or the
system cannot be activated.
Unlocking the doors with the radio
remote control or the key disables the
mechanical anti-theft locking system.
Unlocking is not possible with the
central locking button.
When the hazard warning flashers or
sidelights are switched on, the
system cannot be activated.
Press e on the radio remote control
twice within 10 seconds.
- or Turn key in driver's door lock towards
front of vehicle twice within
10 seconds, turn it back to the vertical
position and remove.
Anti-theft alarm system
The anti-theft alarm system is
operated in conjunction with the
central locking system.
Keys, doors and windows
It monitors:
■ Doors, tailgate, bonnet
■ Passenger compartment including
adjoining load compartment
■ Interruption of alarm siren power
supply
Activation without monitoring of
passenger compartment
Activation
Deactivation
Unlocking the vehicle deactivates the
anti-theft alarm system. Turn signal
lights flash once upon deactivation.
If the alarm has been triggered, the
hazard warning flashers will not flash
upon deactivation.
When unlocking the vehicle using the
key, the alarm siren will sound. To
stop the siren, switch on the ignition.
Alarm
All doors and the bonnet must be
closed.
Press button e.
If the hazard warning flashers do not
flash upon activation, a door or the
bonnet is not fully closed.
Switch off monitoring of the
passenger compartment when
people or animals are being left in the
vehicle:
Press and hold button e. An audible
beep will sound to confirm that the
function has been disabled.
The status will remain until the antitheft alarm system is deactivated or
the doors are unlocked.
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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.
In the event of its power supply being
disconnected or disconnection of the
vehicle battery, the alarm siren will
sound. If vehicle battery is to be
disconnected, first deactivate the
anti-theft alarm system. To silence
the alarm siren if activated, reconnect
vehicle battery and unlock vehicle
with radio remote control.
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Keys, doors and windows
The siren is silenced and the anti-theft
alarm system is deactivated by
pressing button c or by switching on
the ignition.
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 lock and
also if the key is left in the ignition
switch when the engine is turned off.
If the engine cannot be started, switch
off the ignition and remove key, wait
approx. 2 seconds and then repeat
the start attempt. If start attempt is
unsuccessful, attempt to start the
engine using the spare key and seek
the assistance of a workshop.
Note
The immobiliser does not lock the
doors. You should always lock the
vehicle after leaving it and switch on
the anti-theft alarm system 3 20,
3 24.
Exterior mirrors
Convex shape
The convex exterior mirror reduces
blind spots. The shape of the mirror
makes objects appear smaller, which
will affect the ability to estimate
distances.
Manual adjustment
Adjust mirrors by swivelling in
required direction.
The lower mirrors are not adjustable.
Keys, doors and windows
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Electric adjustment
Folding
Heated
Select the relevant exterior mirror by
turning the control to left or right. In
the central position no mirror is
selected.
Then swivel the control to adjust the
mirror.
The lower mirrors are not adjustable.
For pedestrian safety, the exterior
mirrors will swing out of their normal
mounting position if they are struck
with sufficient force. Reposition the
mirror by applying slight pressure to
the mirror housing.
Operated by pressing the Ü button.
Heating functions with the engine
running. It is switched off
automatically after a short time.
Climate control system 3 78.
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Keys, doors and windows
Interior mirrors
Windows
Manual anti-dazzle
Manual windows
The door windows can be opened or
closed with the window winders.
Power windows
9 Warning
To reduce dazzle, adjust the lever on
the underside of the mirror housing.
Take care when operating the
power windows. Risk of injury,
particularly to children.
Keep a close watch on the
windows when closing them.
Ensure that nothing becomes
trapped in them as they move.
Power windows can be operated with
the ignition on.
Operate the control to open or close
the window.
For vehicles with automatic feature
pull or press the switch again to stop
window movement.
In the event of closing difficulties due
to frost or the like, operate the switch
several times to close the window in
stages.
Keys, doors and windows
Rear windows
Heated rear window
Sliding side windows
To open, pull up catch and slide open.
To close, pull up catch and slide
window until catch engages.
Note
During window opening or closing,
keep the catch raised to allow the
glass sufficient clearance.
Operated by pressing the Ü button.
Heating functions with the engine
running and is switched off
automatically after a short time.
Climate control system 3 78.
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.
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Seats, restraints
Seats, restraints
Head restraints ............................ 30
Front seats ................................... 31
Rear seats ................................... 34
Seat belts ..................................... 37
Airbag system .............................. 40
Child restraints ............................. 44
Head restraints
Adjustment
Position
9 Warning
Only drive with the head restraint
set to the proper position.
Pull the head restraint upwards or
push the head restraint downwards.
Note
Approved accessories may only be
attached to the front passenger seat
head restraint if the seat is not in use.
The middle of the head restraint
should be at eye level. If this is not
possible for extremely tall people, set
to highest position, and set to lowest
position for small people.
Seats, restraints
Head restraint removal
Front seats
Seat position
9 Warning
Only drive with the seat correctly
adjusted.
To remove the head restraints, pull
lock tab and pull the restraint
upwards.
Stow head restraints securely in load
compartment. Do not drive with head
restraints removed if the seat is
occupied.
■ Sit with buttocks as far back against
the backrest as possible. Adjust the
distance between the seat and the
pedals so that legs are slightly
angled when pressing the pedals.
Slide the front passenger seat as
far back as possible.
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■ Sit with shoulders as far back
against the backrest as possible.
Set the backrest rake so that it is
possible to 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 56.
■ 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. Thighs should rest
lightly on the seat without pressing
into it.
■ Adjust the head restraint 3 30.
■ Adjust the height of the seat belt
3 38.
■ Adjust the lumbar support so that it
supports the natural shape of the
spine 3 32.
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Seats, restraints
Seat adjustment
9 Danger
Pull handle, slide seat, release
handle.
Seat height
Seat backrests
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.
Seat positioning
Lift lever and adjust body weight on
seat to adjust height.
Pull lever, adjust inclination and
release lever. Allow the backrest to
engage audibly.
Do not lean on seat when adjusting.
Seats, restraints
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Lumbar support
Armrest
Heating
Adjust lumbar support using
handwheel to suit personal
requirements.
Rotate handwheel to increase and
decrease support.
Adjust armrest support to suit
personal requirements.
■ Raise armrest in increments to
desired height.
■ To reposition, fully raise armrest
before lowering.
Press the ß button for the respective
seat. Press the ß button again to
switch off.
Seat heating is thermostatically
controlled and switches off
automatically when seat temperature
is sufficient.
Control indicator in the button
illuminates when the system is on, not
just when heating is active.
Prolonged use of the highest setting
for people with sensitive skin is not
recommended.
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Seats, restraints
Seat heating is operational when the
engine is running.
Rear seats
Second row seats
To enable long items to be stored
under the seats the centre seat trim
cover can be unclipped.
When folding or removing the rear
seat ensure the armrests are folded
away in their most upright position.
Also remove the lower seat trim side
pocket by disconnecting it from the
fixings.
Seats, restraints
Rear seat access
To facilitate access to the rear seats,
fold the seat backrest forwards. If
necessary release the two-latch seat
belt from its buckles.
9 Warning
Ensure that the backrest returns to
its correct position and the seat
belt buckles engage securely.
Fitting seat belt 3 38.
Folding seats
On some variants, the cargo area can
be increased by folding up the rear
seats.
Remove the head restraints 3 30. Pull
the side handle to release the
backrest and fold forward onto the
seat base, if necessary releasing the
two-latch seat belts from their
buckles.
Release both locking bars at the rear
base of the seat by pulling rearwards.
Lift and fold the seat assembly, until
the seat frame rests in place.
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9 Warning
When folding the seat use caution
- beware of moving parts. Ensure
the seat is secure when
completely folded.
To return the folding seat to the
upright position, support the seat
assembly and release the bar by
pulling the bar directly towards you.
Gradually lower the seat assembly,
allowing the rear support legs to fold
down. Lower the seat completely,
ensuring the rear support legs are
located, and latched.
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Raise the backrest, reinstall head
restraints and connect the seat belts.
With both catches raised, push the
seat unit towards the rear and release
them from the floor anchor points.
The seat can then be lifted out.
The seats must be removed through
the sliding door only.
9 Warning
When installing the seat, ensure
that the seat is properly located on
the anchor points and that the
locking catches are fully engaged,
the backrest is returned to the
correct position and the seat belts
are engaged securely.
Removable rear seats
On some variants, the cargo area can
be increased by removing the rear
seats.
9 Warning
Release the seats by pressing down
and sliding forward the locking catch
located on the left and right hand seat
mountings.
Removable seats are heavy! Do
not attempt to remove without
assistance.
When installing the seats, ensure
that the seats are properly located
on the anchor points and that the
locking catches are fully engaged.
Seats, restraints
9 Warning
Seat belts
When re-installing seats always
ensure that the row with the folding
access seat B is positioned
correctly in front of the fixed seat
row A.
If the seats are incorrectly
positioned, access for passengers
is seriously impeded.
The seat belts are locked during
heavy acceleration or deceleration of
the vehicle holding the occupants in
the sitting position. Thereby 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.
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Seat belts are only designed for use
by one person at a time. They are not
suitable for people younger than
12 years of age or smaller than
150 cm.
Periodically check all parts of the belt
system for damage and proper
functionality.
Have damaged components
replaced. After an accident, have the
belts and triggered belt tensioners
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.
Belt force limiters
On the front seats, stress on the body
is reduced by the gradual release of
the belt during a collision.
Belt tensioners
In the event of a head-on or rear-end
collision of a certain severity, the front
seat belts are tightened.
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Seats, restraints
9 Warning
Incorrect handling (e.g. removal or
fitting of belts) can trigger the belt
tensioners with risk of injury.
Three-point seat belt
Fitting
Deployment of the belt tensioners is
indicated by continuous illumination
of control indicator v 3 65.
Triggered belt tensioners must be
replaced by a workshop. Belt
tensioners can only be triggered
once.
Note
Do not affix or install accessories or
other objects that may interfere with
the operation of the belt tensioners.
Do not make any modifications to
belt tensioner components as this
will invalidate the vehicle type
approval.
Withdraw the belt from the retractor,
guide it untwisted across the body
and insert the latch plate into the
buckle. Tighten the lap belt regularly
whilst driving by pulling the shoulder
belt.
Loose or bulky clothing prevents the
belt from fitting snugly. Do not place
objects such as handbags or mobile
phones between the belt and your
body.
9 Warning
The belt must not rest against hard
or fragile objects in the pockets of
your clothing.
Seats, restraints
Height adjustment
Removing
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Seat belts on the rear seats
Two-latch belt
1. Pull belt out slightly.
2. Press button.
3. Slide adjuster up or down to
desired position.
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.
Before fitting the belt, first insert lower
latch plate into the buckle on the
outside of the seat.
The belt can now be used in the same
way as a standard seat belt.
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Seats, restraints
9 Warning
Using the seat belt while
pregnant
The seat belt will not be effective
in the event of an accident if the
lower latch is not correctly fitted.
When releasing the seat belt,
ensure that the central buckle is
always released before the buckle
on the side of the seat.
Always remove the lower latch
plate from the outside buckle
before removing seats from the
vehicle or to facilitate access to the
rear seats.
Second row seats 3 34.
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
9 Warning
The lap belt must be positioned as
low as possible across the pelvis
to prevent pressure on the
abdomen.
If handled improperly the airbag
systems can be triggered in an
explosive manner.
Seats, restraints
Note
The airbag systems and belt
tensioner 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.
Do not make any modifications to
the airbag system as this will
invalidate the vehicle type approval.
In the event of airbag deployment
have the steering wheel, the
instrument panel, all panelling parts,
the door seals, the handles and the
seats removed by a workshop.
When the airbags inflate escaping hot
gases may cause burns.
Control indicator v for airbag systems
3 65.
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.
9 Warning
Optimum protection is only
provided when the seat is in the
proper position 3 31.
Keep the area in which the airbag
inflates clear of obstructions.
Fit the seat belt correctly and
engage securely. Only then the
airbag is able to protect.
Side airbag system
The front airbag system is triggered in
the event of an accident of a certain
severity in the depicted area. The
ignition needs to be switched on.
The inflated airbags cushion the
impact, thereby reducing the risk of
injury to the upper body and head of
the front seat occupants
considerably.
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Seats, restraints
Curtain airbag system
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 an accident of a certain
severity in the depicted area. The
ignition needs to be switched on.
The inflated airbags cushion the
impact, thereby reducing the risk of
injury to the upper body and pelvis in
the event of a side-on collision
considerably.
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.
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 headlining trim.
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Airbag deactivation
Front airbag and side airbag systems
for the front passenger seat have to
be deactivated if a child restraint
system is to be fitted on this seat. The
curtain airbag system, the belt
tensioners and all driver airbag
systems will remain active.
The curtain airbag system is triggered
in the event of an accident of a certain
severity in the depicted area. The
ignition needs to be switched on.
The inflated airbags cushion the
impact, thereby reducing the risk of
injury to the head in the event of
a side-on impact considerably.
9 Warning
Keep the area in which the airbag
inflates clear of obstructions.
The airbag deactivation system is
indicated by a label on the side of the
instrument panel, visible when the
front passenger door is open.
Front passenger airbag system can
be deactivated via a switch located on
the front passenger door.
With the front passenger door open,
press switch in and rotate anticlockwise to the OFF position.
Front passenger seat airbags are
deactivated and will not inflate in the
event of a collision. Control indicator
W illuminates continuously in the
instrument cluster. A child restraint
system can be installed in
accordance with the installation
locations chart 3 46.
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Seats, restraints
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.
As long as control indicator W is not
illuminated, the airbag systems for
the front passenger seat will inflate in
the event of a collision.
Change status only when the vehicle
is stopped with the ignition off. Status
remains until the next change.
If control indicator W remains
illuminated together with v, this
indicates a fault within the system.
Seek the assistance of a workshop.
Control indicator for airbag
deactivation 3 65.
Child restraints
Child restraint systems
We recommend the Opel 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
Children should travel in a rear-facing
child restraint until as old as possible.
It is appropriate to change the system
when the child's head can no longer
be properly supported at eye height.
In the event of an accident, the child's
backbone, which is still very weak, is
under less strain in the semi-prone
rearward position than when sitting
upright.
Children under 12 years or under
150 cm tall should only travel in an
appropriate child restraint system.
Since a proper position of the seat
belt is rarely possible with a child that
is smaller than 150 cm, we strongly
advise the use of an appropriate child
Seats, restraints
restraint system, even though this
might, due to the age of the child, no
longer be legally binding.
Never hold a child whist travelling in
the vehicle. The child will become too
heavy to be held in the event of
a collision.
When transporting children, use the
child restraint system suitable for the
child's weight.
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.
Only allow children to enter and exit
the vehicle at 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.
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Seats, restraints
Child restraint installation locations
Permissible options for fitting a child restraint system
Front seats - all variants
Weight and age class
Group 0: up to 10 kg
or approx. 10 months
Group 0+: up to 13 kg
or approx. 2 years
Group I: 9 to 18 kg
or approx. 8 months to 4 years
Group II: 15 to 25 kg
or approx. 3 to 7 years
Group III: 22 to 36 kg
or approx. 6 to 12 years
1)
2)
Single seat - front passenger1)
Bench seat - front passenger
without airbag
without airbag
with airbag
centre
outer
centre
outer
with airbag
U
U2)
X
U
X
U2)
U
U2)
UF
U
UF
U2)
U
U2)
UF
U
UF
U2)
If adjustable, ensure seat is in its rearmost position. Make sure vehicle seat belt is as straight as possible between
shoulder and upper anchorage point.
Ensure the front passenger airbag system is deactivated when installing a child restraint in this position.
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U
= Suitable for universal category restraint systems for use in this weight and age class, in conjunction with three-point
seat belt.
UF = Suitable for universal category forward-facing restraint systems for use in this weight and age class, in conjunction
with three-point seat belt.
X = Seat position not suitable for children of this weight and age class.
Combi - rear seats
Weight and age class
Group 0: up to 10 kg
or approx. 10 months
Group 0+: up to 13 kg
or approx. 2 years
Group I: 9 to 18 kg
or approx. 8 months to 4 years
Group II: 15 to 25 kg
or approx. 3 to 7 years
Group III: 22 to 36 kg
or approx. 6 to 12 years
3)
2nd row bench seat
3rd row bench seat3)
Outer
Centre
Outer
Centre
U
U, <
X
X
U
U, <
X
X
U
U
X
X
It is permissible to install a universal child seat to the third seat row if the second row seats have been removed and the
seat belts are of sufficient length for the child seat type. Similarly, on left hand drive models with a 2 seat bench in the
second row, it is permissible to install a universal child restraint on the third seat row but only on the right hand outboard
side, due to increased clearance in front of it.
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Seats, restraints
U = Suitable for universal category restraint systems for use in this weight and age class, in conjunction with three-point
seat belt.
< = Seat with ISOFIX mounting available. When mounting an ISOFIX child restraint system, only systems that have been
approved for the vehicle may be used.
X = Seat position not suitable for children in this weight and age class.
Tour - rear seats
Weight and age class
Group 0: up to 10 kg
or approx. 10 months
Group 0+: up to 13 kg
or approx. 2 years
Group I: 9 to 18 kg
or approx. 8 months to 4 years
Group II: 15 to 25 kg
or approx. 3 to 7 years
Group III: 22 to 36 kg
or approx. 6 to 12 years
3)
2nd row bench seat
3rd row bench seat3)
Outer
Centre
Outer
Centre
U
U, <
X
X
U
U, <
X
X
U
U
X
X
It is permissible to install a universal child seat to the third seat row if the second row seats have been removed and the
seat belts are of sufficient length for the child seat type. Similarly, on left hand drive models with a 2 seat bench in the
second row, it is permissible to install a universal child restraint on the third seat row but only on the right hand outboard
side, due to increased clearance in front of it.
Seats, restraints
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U = Suitable for universal category restraint systems for use in this weight and age class, in conjunction with three-point
seat belt.
< = Seat with ISOFIX mounting available. When mounting an ISOFIX child restraint system, only systems that have been
approved for the vehicle may be used.
X = Seat position not suitable for children in this weight and age class.
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Seats, restraints
Isofix child restraint
systems
Fasten vehicle-approved ISOFIX
child restraint systems to the ISOFIX
mounting brackets.
When using ISOFIX mounting
brackets for seat mounting,
universally approved child restraint
systems for ISOFIX may be used.
Permissible mounting location
positions for ISOFIX child restraint
systems are marked in the tables by
<.
Storage
Storage
Storage compartments
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Cupholders
Instrument panel storage
Storage compartments ................ 51
Load compartment ....................... 52
Roof rack system ......................... 54
Loading information ..................... 54
Storage compartments, pockets and
trays are located in the instrument
panel.
A coin holder and a phone pocket are
located on the top of the instrument
panel.
Glovebox
Cupholders are located at either end
of the instrument panel.
To use cupholders remove the
ashtray unit.
Front storage
The glovebox features a pen holder.
The glovebox should be closed whilst
driving.
Two coat hooks are located on the
cabin bulkhead.
The front door pockets contain bottle
holders.
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Storage
Overcab storage
Load compartment
Load rails and hooks
Load compartment cover
Do not place any objects on the cover.
Removing
The total weight in this compartment
must not exceed 30 kg.
Lift cover and disconnect from the
side guides.
Load anchorage rails mounted in the
load compartment provide adjustable
anchorage points for securing cargo.
■ Release centre pin of the
anchorage point by pulling out
against spring tension,
■ slide the anchorage point to the
required position, directly over
a suitable locking hole,
■ release the centre pin of the
anchorage point, ensuring the pin is
located correctly and the
anchorage point is securely locked,
Storage
■ cargo can then be secured in
position using lashing straps
attached to the anchorage point.
The maximum load of each
anchorage point is 75 kg. To prevent
the possibility of exceeding this
maximum, the use of ratchet type
lashing straps is to be avoided.
Lashing eyes
The maximum force applied to the
lashing eyes should not exceed
5000 N at 30°.
Safety net
The safety net can be installed behind
the front seats or the rear seats.
Passengers must not be transported
behind the safety net.
Installing (front or rear position)
Lift the covers to access the
mountings, insert the load
compartment net rod into the mounts
and secure. Attach the straps to the
lashing eyes behind the front seats; or
to the rings on the rear seat frame,
then tension the straps.
The lashing eyes are designed to
secure items against slippage, e.g.
using lashing straps or a luggage floor
net.
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Removal
Tilt strap length adjuster upwards and
unhook strap.
Warning triangle
The warning triangle can be
accommodated in the space under
the front seats.
First aid kit
The first aid kit can be accommodated
in the space under the front seats.
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Storage
Roof rack system
Loading information
Roof rack
■ Heavy objects in the load
compartment should be evenly
distributed and placed as far
forward as possible. If objects can
be stacked, the heavier objects
should be placed at the bottom.
■ Secure objects with lashing straps
attached to lashing eyes.
■ Secure loose objects in load
compartment to prevent sliding.
■ Do not place any objects on the
load compartment cover or the
instrument panel.
■ The load must not obstruct the
operation of the pedals, parking
brake and gear selector, 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. In addition, the
number plate is only
distinguishable and illuminated
correctly if the doors are closed.
For safety reasons and to avoid
damage to the roof, the vehicle
approved roof rack system is
recommended.
Note
The front roof rack fixing points
located above the cab area are for
installation of the full roof rack
system only and must not be used to
attach roof bars.
Follow the installation instructions
and remove the roof rack when not in
use.
Further information 3 54.
■ The payload is the difference
between the permitted gross
vehicle weight (see identification
plate 3 144) and the EC kerb
weight.
To calculate the EC kerb weight,
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.
Storage
The permissible roof load (which
includes the weight of the roof rack)
is 280 kg for standard roof variants
and 210 kg for high roof variants
(excludes Platform cab
conversions). The roof load is the
combined weight of the roof rack
and the load.
The permissible roof load on the
approved full length roof rack
system is 210 kg for standard roof
variants and 140 kg for high roof
variants (excludes Platform cab
conversions). The roof load is the
combined weight of the roof rack
and the load.
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Instruments and controls
Instruments and
controls
Controls
Steering wheel controls
Steering wheel adjustment
Controls ....................................... 56
Warning lights, gauges and
indicators ..................................... 61
Information displays ..................... 69
Vehicle messages ........................ 69
Trip computer ............................... 71
Tachograph .................................. 72
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 cruise control and speed limiter
can be operated via the controls on
the steering wheel.
Cruise control and speed limiter
3 99.
Instruments and controls
Horn
Steering column controls
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Windscreen wiper/washer
Windscreen wiper
Press j.
The horn will sound regardless of
ignition switch position.
The Infotainment system can be
operated via the controls on the
steering column.
Further information is available in the
Infotainment manual.
K = timed interval wipe
1 = slow
2 = fast
Do not use if the windscreen is frozen.
Switch off in car washes.
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Instruments and controls
Automatic wiping with rain sensor
Adjustable sensitivity of the rain
sensor
Turn the adjuster wheel to adjust the
sensitivity:
low
= turn adjuster wheel
sensitivity
downwards
high
= turn adjuster wheel
sensitivity
upwards
K = automatic wiping with rain
sensor
The rain sensor detects the amount of
water on the windscreen and
automatically regulates the frequency
of the windscreen wipers.
Upon starting the engine, automatic
wiping will need to be reselected.
Windscreen washer
Pull lever. Washer fluid is sprayed
onto the windscreen.
short pull = wiper swipes once
long pull = wiper swipes for a few
strokes
Keep the sensor free from dust, dirt
and ice.
Instruments and controls
Rear window wiper/washer
Outside temperature
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9 Warning
The road surface may already be
icy even though the display
indicates a few degrees above
0 °C.
Clock
Turn:
0 = off
e = wiper operation
f = washer fluid is sprayed onto the
rear window
A drop in temperature is indicated
immediately and a rise in temperature
after a time delay.
If outside temperatures drop to 3 °C,
the °C flashes in the information
display as a warning for icy road
conditions. This will continue to flash
until temperatures rise above 3 °C.
Depending on vehicle, hours and
minutes can be adjusted by pressing
the buttons alongside the display or
with the Infotainment system controls.
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Instruments and controls
Power outlets
Caution
Do not damage the outlet by using
unsuitable plugs.
Cigarette lighter
12 V power outlets are located in the
instrument panel and in the rear of the
vehicle.
Connecting electrical accessories
while the engine is off will discharge
the battery. Do not exceed the
maximum power consumption of
120 watts. Do not connect any
current-delivering accessories, e.g.
electrical charging devices or
batteries.
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.
The cigarette lighter is located in the
instrument panel.
Press in cigarette lighter. It switches
off automatically once the element is
glowing. Pull out lighter.
Instruments and controls
Ashtrays
Caution
To be used only for ash and not for
combustible rubbish.
Warning lights, gauges
and indicators
Speedometer
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Note
Under certain conditions (e.g. steep
inclines) the vehicle speed may
exceed the set limit.
Odometer
Portable ashtray
Ashtray container for mobile use in
the vehicle. To use, open cover.
Indicates vehicle speed.
Maximum speed may be restricted by
a speed regulator. As a visible
indication of this, a warning label is
located on the instrument panel.
A warning buzzer will sound for
10 seconds if the vehicle briefly
exceeds the set limit.
Displays the recorded distance.
Trip odometer
The trip odometer appears below the
odometer and displays the distance
travelled since the last reset.
To reset, with the trip odometer
displayed, press and hold the button
on the end of the wiper lever for a few
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Instruments and controls
seconds with the ignition on. The
display will flash and the value will
reset to zero.
Fuel gauge
Tachometer
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 in the tank.
Illumination of bars displays fuel level.
Control indicator Y illuminates in the
instrument cluster if the level in the
tank is low. Refuel immediately
3 105.
Never run the tank dry.
Because of the fuel remaining in the
tank, the top-up quantity may be less
than the specified tank capacity.
Engine oil level monitor
The engine oil level monitor is correct
only if the vehicle is parked on a level
surface with a cold engine.
If the minimum engine oil level is
reached, OIL is displayed for
30 seconds after the ignition is
switched on in the Driver Information
Centre. Check and top up engine oil
3 111.
If the engine oil level is correct when
the ignition is switched on OIL LEVEL
CORRECT appears briefly in the
Driver Information Centre.
If the engine oil is above the minimum
level, press the trip computer button
on the end of the wiper lever within
30 seconds of the ignition being
switched on. OIL LEVEL is displayed
in combination with the squares in the
Driver Information Centre to indicate
the oil level. As the oil level
diminishes, the squares in the display
are replaced with dashes:
⃞⃞⃞⃞⃞⃞ = Maximum level
⃞⃞⃞___ = Intermediate level
______ = Minimum level.
Instruments and controls
To exit the oil level monitor display,
press the trip computer button.
Trip computer 3 71.
Service display
When the ignition is switched on, the
remaining distance before the next
service is due may be shown briefly in
the Driver Information Centre. Based
on driving conditions, the interval at
which a service will be indicated can
vary considerably.
When the remaining distance before
the next service is less than
3000 km or two months, SERVICE
IN appears in the Driver Information
Centre.
When the distance reaches 0 km or
the service date is due, control
indicator A and F illuminate in the
instrument cluster and the Driver
Information Centre respectively, and
the corresponding message
SERVICE DUE appears in the Driver
Information Centre.
The vehicle needs a service. Seek the
assistance of a workshop.
Resetting the service display
Select the distance before service
interval display in the trip computer.
Press and hold the trip computer
button on the end of the wiper lever
until the distance before service is
displayed continuously.
Trip computer 3 71.
Transmission display
The mode or selected gear of the
manual transmission automated is
shown in the Driver Information
Centre.
R
N
A
kg
V
T
W
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
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Reverse gear
Neutral
Automatic mode
Laden mode
Winter mode
Apply foot brake
Transmission electronics
Manual transmission automated
3 91.
Control indicators
The control indicators described are
not present in all vehicles. The
description applies to all instrument
versions. 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
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Instruments and controls
Control indicators in the instrument cluster
Instruments and controls
Turn signal
O flashes green.
Flashes if a turn signal or the hazard
warning flashers are activated.
Rapid flashing: failure of a turn signal
light or associated fuse.
An audible warning can be heard
when the turn signals are on. When
towing a trailer, the pitch of the
audible warning changes.
Bulb replacement 3 118.
Fuses 3 122.
Turn signals 3 75.
Seat belt reminder
X illuminates in red.
May illuminate or flash until the seat
belt has been fastened.
Airbag and belt tensioners
v illuminates yellow.
When the ignition is switched on, the
control indicator illuminates briefly. If
it does not illuminate or illuminates
whilst driving, there is a fault in the
belt tensioner or the airbag system.
The airbags and belt tensioners may
fail to trigger in the event of an
accident.
Deployment of the belt tensioners or
airbags is indicated by continuous
illumination of v.
9 Warning
Have the cause of the fault
remedied immediately by
a workshop.
Belt tensioners, airbag system 3 37,
3 40.
Airbag deactivation
W illuminates yellow when the
ignition is switched on and remains
illuminated when the front passenger
airbag has been deactivated.
If control indicator W is illuminated in
conjunction with v or A, seek the
assistance of a workshop.
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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.
Airbag system 3 40, belt tensioners
3 37, airbag deactivation 3 43.
Charging system
p illuminates red.
Illuminates when the ignition is
switched on and goes out shortly after
the engine starts.
Illuminates when the engine is
running
Stop, switch off engine. Battery is not
charging. Engine cooling may be
interrupted. Power to the brake servo
unit may be cut. Seek the assistance
of a workshop.
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Malfunction indicator light
Z illuminates or flashes yellow.
Illuminates when the ignition is
switched on and goes out 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 immediate assistance of
a workshop.
Service vehicle soon
A illuminates in yellow.
Illuminates when the ignition is
switched on and goes out shortly after
the engine starts.
May illuminate in combination with
another control indicator or
a message in the Driver Information
Centre. Seek the assistance of
a workshop immediately.
Stop engine
C illuminates in red.
Illuminates together with p, I, W or
R; stop engine immediately and seek
the assistance of a workshop.
Brake system
R illuminates red.
Illuminates when the parking brake is
released if the brake fluid level is too
low 3 115.
9 Warning
Stop. Do not continue your
journey. Consult a workshop.
Illuminates after the ignition is
switched on if the parking brake is
applied 3 96.
If the message BRAKING FAULT
appears in the Driver Information
Centre there is a fault in the braking
system. Seek the assistance of
a workshop immediately.
Brake system 3 95.
Antilock brake system
(ABS)
u illuminates yellow.
Illuminates briefly after the ignition is
switched on. The system is ready for
operation when u goes out.
If control indicator u does not go out
after a few seconds, or if it illuminates
while driving, there is a fault in the
ABS. Control indicator A may also
illuminate in the instrument cluster
together with the messages CHECK
ABS and CHECK ESP in the Driver
Information Centre. The brake
system remains operational but
without ABS regulation.
If control indicators u, A, R and
C illuminate, the ABS and ESP are
deactivated and the message
BRAKING FAULT appears in the
Instruments and controls
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Driver Information Centre. Seek the
assistance of a workshop
immediately.
Antilock brake system 3 96.
ESP®Plus 3 98.
Diesel particle filter
Engine coolant
temperature
8 illuminates yellow.
Illuminates when the diesel particle
filter requires cleaning 3 89.
Upshift
W illuminates red.
k or j illuminates.
It is recommended to shift gear when
illuminated for economical reasons.
Electronic Stability
Program
v flashes or illuminates yellow.
Illuminates for a few seconds when
the ignition is switched on.
Flashing during driving
The system is actively engaged.
Engine output may be reduced and
the vehicle may be braked
automatically to a small degree.
Illuminates while driving
The system is switched off. The
message ESP OFF will also appear in
the Driver Information Centre.
Illuminates when the engine is
running
Stop, switch off engine.
Caution
Coolant temperature too high.
Check coolant level 3 114.
If there is sufficient coolant, consult
a workshop.
Preheating
! illuminates yellow.
Preheating is activated. Only
activates when outside temperature
is low.
Engine oil pressure
I illuminates red.
Illuminates when the ignition is
switched on and goes out 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.
Do not remove key until vehicle is
stationary, otherwise the steering
wheel lock could engage
unexpectedly.
Exterior light
9 illuminates green.
Illuminated when the exterior lights
are on 3 73.
High beam
Speed limiter
P illuminates blue.
Illuminated when high beam is on and
during headlight flash 3 74.
U illuminates orange.
U illuminates orange when the
system is on.
Cruise control, Speed limiter 3 99.
Fog light
Door open
Check oil level before seeking
assistance of a workshop 3 111.
> illuminates green.
Illuminated when the front fog lights
are on 3 75.
Low fuel
Rear fog light
Y illuminates yellow.
Illuminates when level in fuel tank is
too low.
Catalytic converter 3 90.
Bleeding the diesel fuel system
3 117.
m illuminates green when a certain
speed is stored.
U illuminates green when the system
is on.
r illuminates yellow.
Illuminated when the rear fog light is
on 3 75.
Cruise control
m, U illuminates green.
U illuminates red.
May illuminate when a door is not fully
closed.
Instruments and controls
Information displays
Driver Information Center
The Driver Information Centre is
located in the instrument cluster
between speedometer and
tachometer.
■ Vehicle messages 3 69
■ Trip computer 3 71
Triple-Info-Display
Displays time, outside temperature
and Infotainment system information.
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Vehicle messages
Messages are shown in the Driver
Information Centre, in combination
with illumination of control indicator
A or C in the instrument cluster.
Information messages
Information messages
BATTERY MODE: ECONOMY
ESP OFF
AUTO LIGHTS DEACTIVATED
OIL LEVEL CORRECT
■
■
■
■
■
Odometer 3 61
Fuel gauge 3 62
Engine oil level monitor 3 62
Service display 3 63
Transmission display 3 63
■ Outside temperature 3 59
■ Clock 3 59
Fault messages
Will be displayed in combination with
control indicator A. Drive with
caution and seek the assistance of
a workshop.
To remove fault message, press the
button on the end of the wiper lever.
After a few seconds the message
may disappear automatically and A
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remains illuminated. The fault will
then be stored in the on board
system.
Fault messages
CHECK ESP
CHECK FUEL FILTER
CHECK GEARBOX
CHECK AUTO LIGHTS
Warning messages
These appear with control indicator
C. Stop engine immediately and
seek the assistance of a workshop.
Warning messages
INJECTION FAULT
ENGINE OVERHEATING
GEARBOX OVERHEATING
Warning chimes
Engine oil level
When starting the engine or
whilst driving
■ During operation of the turn and
lane-change signals.
■ If the low fuel control indicator
illuminates.
■ If seat belt is not fastened.
■ If the vehicle has manual
transmission automated and the
clutch temperature is too high.
■ If the vehicle speed briefly exceeds
a set limit.
When the vehicle is parked and
the driver's door is opened
■ With exterior lights on.
■ If the vehicle has manual
transmission automated, and the
parking brake is not applied, neutral
not selected or foot brake not
depressed.
The oil level display is correct only if
the vehicle is parked on a level
surface with a cold engine.
The oil level message will only reset if
the ignition has been switched off for
more than 2 minutes.
If OIL message appears in the display
the oil level may need topping up. To
gain a more accurate indication of the
oil level, press and hold the reset
button. Engine oil level monitor 3 62.
Instruments and controls
Trip computer
The trip computer provides
information on driving data, which is
continually recorded and evaluated
electronically.
■
■
■
■
■
Range
Distance travelled
Average speed
Distance before service
Cruise control and speed limiter
stored speed
■ Fault and information messages
shown in the Driver Information
Centre
Fuel used
Displays the amount of fuel
consumed since the last reset.
The measurement can be restarted at
any time by pressing and holding the
button.
The functions can be selected by
pressing the button repeatedly on the
end of the wiper lever.
Press the button to select one of the
functions:
■ Fuel used
■ Average consumption
■ Instantaneous consumption
Average consumption
The value is displayed after driving
a distance of 400 metres.
Average consumption is displayed,
taking into consideration the distance
travelled and the fuel used since the
last reset.
The measurement can be restarted at
any time.
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Instantaneous consumption
The value is displayed after reaching
a speed of 30 km/h.
Range
The value is displayed after driving
a distance of 400 metres.
The range is calculated from the
current contents of the fuel tank and
the average consumption since the
last reset.
The range will not display if control
indicator Y is illuminated in the
instrument cluster 3 68.
The measurement can be restarted at
any time.
Distance travelled
Displays the distance driven since the
last reset.
The measurement can be restarted at
any time.
Average speed
The value is displayed after driving
a distance of 400 metres.
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The average speed is displayed,
since the last reset.
The measurement can be restarted at
any time.
Interruptions in the journey with the
ignition off are not included in the
calculations.
Interruption of power supply
If the power supply has been
interrupted or if the battery voltage
has dropped too low, the values
stored in the trip computer will be lost.
Tachograph
Reset trip computer information
To reset the trip computer, select one
of its functions then press and hold
the button on the end of the wiper
lever.
The following trip computer
information will be reset:
■ Fuel used
■ Average consumption
■ Range
■ Distance travelled
■ Average speed
The trip computer will reset
automatically when the maximum
value of any of the parameters is
exceeded.
The tachograph is operated as
described in the operating
instructions supplied. Observe
regulations regarding use.
Lighting
Lighting
Exterior lighting
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Automatic light control
Light switch
Exterior lighting ............................ 73
Interior lighting ............................. 76
Lighting features .......................... 77
Turn light switch:
= Off
7
= Sidelights
0
9P = Headlights
High beam control indicator P 3 68.
Low beam control indicator 9 3 68.
When the engine is running,
headlights are switched on when
external light conditions are poor.
To activate:
1. Switch on the ignition.
2. Turn light switch to 0 and return
to 7.
3. Repeat step 2 within approx.
5 seconds.
4. A double acoustic signal sounds
for confirmation.
Repeat the operation to deactivate.
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Lighting
For reasons of safety, it is advisable
to have the function activated.
During poor lighting conditions, e.g.
fog or mist, manually switch on the
headlights.
Headlight range
adjustment
Manual headlight range
adjustment
High beam
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.
Have the headlights adjusted by
a workshop.
Daytime running lights
To change between low and high
beam, pull lever until a click is felt.
Headlight flash
To activate the headlight flash, pull
lever.
Adapt the headlight range to suit the
vehicle load to prevent dazzling of
oncoming traffic.
Turn knurled wheel to required
position:
0 = No load
4 = Loaded up to permissible
maximum weight
Daytime running lights increase
visibility of the vehicle during daylight.
When the ignition is on, the headlights
come on and instrument illumination
is subdued.
The daytime running lights switch off
when the ignition is switched off.
Lighting
Hazard warning flashers
Turn and lane-change
signals
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If the lever is moved past the first stop,
the indicator is switched on
constantly. Switch the indicator off
manually by moving the lever to its
original position.
Front fog lights
Operated with the ¨ button.
Lever up
= right turn signal
Lever down = left turn signal
When the steering wheel is turned
back, the lever automatically returns
to its original position and the
indicator is deactivated. This will not
happen when making a minor
steering manoeuvre such as lane
changing.
When lane changing, move lever part
way to first stop. When released,
lever will spring back.
Turn inner switch to position >.
Front fog lights will only operate when
the ignition and headlights are
switched on.
Rear fog lights
Turn inner switch to position >r.
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Lighting
Rear fog light comes on in
conjunction with front fog lights and
will only operate when the ignition and
headlights are switched on.
Interior lighting
Interior lights
Load compartment lighting
The lighting can be switched on when
the load compartment is opened.
Reversing lights
The reversing lights come on when
the ignition is on and reverse gear is
selected.
Misted light covers
The inside of the light covers 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.
Operated by tilting the lens.
With the lens in its central position,
the light functions as a courtesy light
and illuminates when the front doors
are opened. Once the front doors are
closed, the courtesy light goes out
after approx. 15 seconds.
The interior light extinguishes
immediately when the ignition is
switched on.
Operated by tilting the lens.
Lighting
Lighting features
Exit lighting
Operated by tilting the lens to one of
3 positions:
■ On constantly
■ Controlled by the function of the
interior light
■ Off constantly
Headlights come on for approx.
30 seconds after the vehicle is parked
and the system is activated.
Activating
1.
2.
3.
4.
Switch off ignition.
Remove ignition key.
Open driver's door.
Pull turn signal lever towards
steering wheel.
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This action can be repeated up to four
times to a maximum period of
2 minutes.
The lighting is turned off immediately
by switching on the ignition or turning
the light switch.
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Climate control
Climate control
Climate control systems ............... 78
Air vents ....................................... 84
Maintenance ................................ 85
Climate control systems
Heating and ventilation
system
Heating will not be fully effective until
the engine has reached normal
operating temperature.
Fan speed
Adjust the air flow by switching the fan
to the desired speed.
Air distribution
to head area
to head area and foot well
to foot well
to windscreen, front door
windows and foot well
V = to windscreen and front door
windows
M
L
K
J
=
=
=
=
Intermediate settings are possible.
Controls for:
■ Temperature
■ Fan speed
■ Air distribution
Heated rear window Ü 3 29.
Temperature
red = warm
blue = cold
Demisting and defrosting the
windows
■ Set temperature control to warmest
level.
■ Set fan speed to highest level.
■ Set air distribution control to V.
■ Switch on heated rear window Ü.
Climate control
■ Open side air vents as required and
direct them towards door windows.
■ For simultaneous warming of the
foot well, set air distribution control
to J.
Air conditioning system
Cooling (AC)
Operated with the AC button and
functional only when the engine and
fan are running.
The air conditioning system cools and
dehumidifies (dries) the air when
outside temperature is a little 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.
Air recirculation system 4
Operated with the 4 button.
9 Warning
Additional to the heating and
ventilation system, the air
conditioning system has:
AC = cooling
4 = air recirculation
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. The quality
of the passenger compartment air
deteriorates, which may cause the
vehicle occupants to feel drowsy.
Maximum cooling
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Briefly open the windows so that hot
air can disperse quickly.
■ Cooling AC on.
■ Air recirculation system 4 on.
■ Set air distribution control to M.
■ Set temperature control to coldest
level.
■ Set fan speed to highest level.
■ Open all air vents.
Rear heating system
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Climate control
The rear passenger compartment
heating fan assists air flow to the rear
passenger compartment via the rear
air vents.
Note
Country-specific version: Heating
will cease to operate if the vehicle
fuel level drops below 11 litres.
Rear air conditioning
system
The rear air conditioning system is
actuated in conjunction with the front
passenger compartment air
conditioning system.
Rear air conditioning fan switch
The rate of air flow is determined by
the fan.
The fan has 3 speeds:
0 = off
3 = high speed
Auxiliary heater
Coolant heater
The Eberspächer engineindependent, fuel-powered coolant
heater provides rapid heating of the
engine coolant to enable heating of
the vehicle interior without the engine
running.
9 Warning
The rate of air flow is determined by
the fan. Air temperature is controlled
using the temperature control on the
instrument panel.
The fan has 3 speeds:
0 = off
3 = high speed
The rear air conditioning fan assists
air flow to the rear passenger
compartment via the rear air vents.
Switch on the fan while the air
conditioning system is operating to
allow cooled and dehumidified (dried)
air to be distributed.
Do not operate the system when
refuelling, when dust or
combustible vapours are present
or in enclosed spaces (e.g.
garage).
Before starting or programming the
system to start, turn the vehicle's
climate control system to heat and the
air distribution to V.
Climate control
Switch off when not required. Heating
stops automatically after approx.
2 hours of continuous use, and will
also cease to operate if the vehicle
fuel level drops too low.
During operation, power from the
vehicle battery is used. For short
journey times, check the battery
regularly and recharge if necessary.
To ensure efficient performance,
briefly operate the auxiliary heater
once a month.
Control units
The timer or remote control unit turns
the system on and off, and is used to
programme specific departure times.
Timer
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4 r Next button = Selects
functions in the
menu bar and
adjusts values
5 OK button
= Confirms
selection
Remote control
1X
Activation button
= Switches the
control unit on/
off and
changes
displayed
information
2 q Back button = Selects
functions in the
menu bar and
adjusts values
3 Menu bar
= Displays the
selectable
functions Y, x,
P, Ö and Y
The control buttons operate
identically to the timer unit described
previously.
To activate the remote control, press
activation button X and release it
when the menu bar appears in the
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Climate control
display. The signal indicator and
SENd appear briefly in the display,
followed by the temperature.
Dispose of old batteries in
accordance with environmental
regulations.
9 Warning
When refuelling, switch off the
remote control unit as well as the
heater!
To switch off, press and hold
activation button X to prevent
inadvertent operation.
The remote control has a maximum
range of 600 metres. The range may
be reduced due to environmental
conditions and as the battery
becomes weaker.
In addition to the remote control unit,
the heating can also be switched on
for 30 minutes, or off, using the button
on the instrument panel.
Battery replacement
Replace the battery when the range
of the remote control is reduced or
when the battery charge symbol
flashes.
Open the cover using a coin and
replace the battery (CR 2430 or
equivalent), ensuring the new battery
is correctly installed with the positive
(<) side facing the positive terminals.
Replace the cover securely.
Batteries do not belong in household
waste. They must be disposed of at
an appropriate recycling collection
point.
Remote control fault displays
cobA
= Poor signal –
adjust position
conP
= No signal – move closer
bALo
= Battery low –
change battery
Err
= System error –
consult workshop
Add,
= System in learning mode
AddE
Climate control
Teach remote control
If the vehicle battery is reconnected,
the LED in the instrument panel
button illuminates and the system
configures the remote control menu
automatically. If the LED flashes,
press OK button on remote control,
select Add or AddE and confirm.
Additional remote control units may
also be configured. Press the button
until LED flashes, switch on the
remote control, select Add and
confirm.
AddE teaches the current remote
control unit exclusively and blocks all
previously configured units. Add
teaches up to 4 remote control units,
but only one unit can operate the
system at any one time.
Operation
Heating Y
Select Y in the menu bar and confirm.
The predetermined heating duration,
e.g. L 30, flashes in the display.
To temporarily adjust the heating
duration, adjust with the q or r
button and confirm. The value can be
set from 10 to 120 minutes.
To switch off, select Y in the menu bar
again and confirm.
Ventilation x
Select x in the menu bar and confirm.
The ventilation duration can be
accepted or adjusted. The duration
shown is accepted without
confirmation.
To switch off, select x in the menu bar
again and confirm.
Programming P
Up to 3 preset departure times can be
programmed, either during one day or
over one week.
■ Select P in the menu bar and
confirm
■ Select desired preset memory
number 1, 2 or 3 and confirm
■ Select day and confirm
■ Select hour and confirm
■ Select minutes and confirm
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■ Select Y or x and confirm
■ If necessary, adjust the runtime
duration prior to departure and
confirm
The next preset memory number to
be activated is underlined and the
weekday is displayed. Repeat the
procedure to programme the other
preset memory numbers.
Pressing button X during the
procedure will exit without storing
programme adjustments.
To delete a preset departure time,
follow the steps for programming until
heating symbol Y flashes. Press
button q or r until oFF appears in
the display and confirm.
Heating stops automatically
5 minutes after the programmed
departure time.
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Climate control
Note
The remote control system features
a temperature sensor which
calculates the runtime according to
the ambient temperature and the
desired heating level (ECO or
HIGH). The system starts
automatically between 5 and
60 minutes prior to the programmed
departure time.
Set weekday, time and heating
duration Ö
If the vehicle battery is disconnected
or its voltage is too low, the unit will
need to be reset.
■ Select Ö and confirm
■ Select weekday and confirm
■ Change hours and confirm
■ Change minutes and confirm
■ Change the default heating
duration and confirm
Heating level Y
The preferred heating level for
programmed departure times can be
set to either ECO or HIGH.
Select Y and confirm. ECO or HIGH
flashes in the display. Adjust using
the q or r button and confirm.
Air vents
Adjustable air vents
At least one air vent must be open
while cooling is on in order to prevent
the evaporator from icing up due to
lack of air movement.
Centre air vents
To open or close the vent, turn the
adjuster wheel left or right.
Direct the flow of air by tilting and
swivelling the slats.
Climate control
Side air vents
Rear passenger compartment
air vents
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Maintenance
Air intake
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
To open or close the side air vents,
turn the adjuster wheel left or right.
Direct the flow of air by tilting and
swivelling the slats.
Depending upon the position of the
temperature control, air will be
directed into the vehicle via the side
air vents.
Fixed air vents
Additional air vents are located
beneath the windscreen and door
windows and in the foot wells.
The air flow is biased towards the
central and right hand air vents for
optimum distribution.
The pollen filter cleans dust, soot,
pollen and spores from the air
entering the vehicle through the 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 outside
temperature is too low.
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Service
For optimal cooling performance, it is
recommended that the climate control
system be checked annually, 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 ................................. 87
Starting and operating ................. 87
Engine exhaust ............................ 89
Manual transmission .................... 91
Manual transmission
automated .................................... 91
Brakes .......................................... 95
Ride control systems ................... 97
Cruise control ............................... 99
Object detection systems ........... 102
Fuel ............................................ 104
Towing ....................................... 107
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Driving hints
Starting and operating
Control of the vehicle
New vehicle running-in
Never coast with engine not
running
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.
Pedals
To ensure the pedal travel is
uninhibited, there must be no mats in
the area of the pedals.
Power steering
Never leave the steering wheel on full
lock when the vehicle is stationary as
this may damage the power steering
pump.
Do not brake unnecessarily hard for
the first few journeys and after new
disc brake pads have been fitted.
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.
Fuel and engine oil consumption may
be higher during the running-in
period.
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Driving and operating
Ignition switch positions
Starting the engine
St = Ignition off
A = Steering wheel lock released,
ignition off
M = Ignition on, for diesel engine:
preheating
D = Starting
Manual transmission: operate clutch.
Manual transmission automated:
operate brake; transmission
automatically shifts to N.
Do not accelerate.
Diesel engines: turn the key to
position M for preheating until control
indicator ! extinguishes from the
Driver Information Centre.
Turn key to position D and release.
The increased engine speed
automatically returns to normal idling
speed as the engine temperature
rises.
Start attempts should not last longer
than 15 seconds. If engine does not
start, wait 15 seconds before
repeating starting procedure. If
necessary, depress accelerator
before repeating starting procedure.
Before restarting or to switch off the
engine, turn key back to St.
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.
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 without
pressing release button. Apply as
firmly as possible on a downhill or
Driving and operating
uphill slopes. Operate 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 is felt to
engage.
■ If the vehicle is on a level surface or
uphill slope, engage first gear
before switching off the ignition. On
an uphill slope, turn the front
wheels away from the kerb.
If the vehicle is on a downhill slope,
engage reverse gear before
switching off the ignition. Turn the
front wheels towards the kerb.
■ Lock the vehicle and activate the
anti-theft locking and anti-theft
alarm systems.
Engine exhaust
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consumption may be higher during
this period. The emission of smells
and smoke during this process is
normal.
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. The filter
is cleaned by burning off the soot
particles at high temperature. This
process takes place automatically
under set driving conditions and may
take up to 20 minutes. Fuel
Under certain driving conditions, e.g.
short distances, the system cannot
clean itself automatically.
If control indicator 8 illuminates,
continue driving, and as soon as the
road and traffic situation permits it,
increase speed to more than
60 km/h and diesel particle filter
cleaning will start.
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Driving and operating
Stopping the journey or switching off
the engine during cleaning is not
recommended.
Caution
If the cleaning process is
interrupted more than once, there
is a great risk of provoking severe
engine damage.
Cleaning takes place quickest at high
engine speeds and loads.
The control indicator 8 extinguishes
as soon as the self-cleaning
operation is complete.
If control indicator 8 fails to
extinguish or 8 illuminates in
conjunction with A, consult
a workshop to have the cause of the
fault remedied.
Control indicator A 3 66.
Catalytic converter
The catalytic converter reduces the
amount of harmful substances in the
exhaust gases.
Caution
Fuel grades other than those listed
on pages 3 104, 3 146 could
damage the catalytic converter or
electronic components.
Unburnt petrol will overheat and
damage the catalytic converter.
Therefore avoid excessive use of
the starter, running the fuel tank
dry and starting the engine by
pushing or towing.
In the event of misfiring, uneven
engine running, a reduction in engine
performance or other unusual
problems, have the cause of the fault
rectified by a workshop as soon as
possible. In an emergency, driving
can be continued for a short period,
keeping vehicle speed and engine
speed low.
If control indicator Z flashes, the
permitted emission limits may be
exceeded. Lift your foot off the
accelerator until Z stops flashing and
is steadily illuminated. Contact
a workshop immediately.
Malfunction indicator light 3 66
Driving and operating
Manual transmission
Caution
It is inadvisable to drive with hand
resting on the selector lever.
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Manual transmission
automated
The Easytronic transmission permits
manual (manual mode) or automatic
gear shifting (automatic mode), both
with automatic clutch control.
Transmission display
To engage reverse, with the vehicle
stationary depress the clutch pedal,
pull up the collar on the selector lever
and engage the gear against the
resistance.
If the gear does not engage, set the
lever in 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.
Shows the mode and current gear.
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Driving and operating
Starting the engine
Depress the foot brake when starting
the engine. If the foot brake is not
depressed, T illuminates in the
transmission display and the engine
cannot be started.
When the foot brake is depressed, the
transmission automatically shifts to
N (neutral); "N" appears in the
transmission display and the engine
can be started. There may be a slight
delay.
Selector lever
Always move the selector lever in the
appropriate direction as far as it will
go. Upon release, it automatically
returns to the centre position.
N
= Neutral.
A/ = Switch between automatic
M
and manual mode.
The transmission display
shows "A" when in automatic
mode.
R
= Reverse gear.
Engage only when vehicle is
stationary. The transmission
display shows "R" when
reverse gear is engaged.
+
= Shift to a higher gear.
= Shift to a lower gear.
start off quickly, release the foot brake
and accelerate immediately after
engaging a gear.
In automatic mode the transmission
shifts to other gears automatically,
dependent on driving conditions.
To engage manual mode, move the
selector lever towards A/M. The
current gear will appear in the
transmission display. To engage 1st
gear, depress foot brake and move
selector lever towards + or -. Shift to
a higher or lower gear by moving
selector lever to + or -. Gears can be
skipped by moving the selector lever
repeatedly at short intervals.
Starting off
In automatic or manual mode, first
gear is engaged and the clutch is
released when the vehicle is stopped.
In R, reverse gear remains engaged.
When stopping on gradients, engage
parking brake or depress the foot
brake. To prevent overheating of the
clutch, an intermittent audible
When the engine is started, the
transmission is in automatic mode.
Depress the foot brake and move the
selector lever towards + to engage 1st
gear. If R is selected, reverse gear is
engaged. The vehicle starts to move
when the foot brake is released. To
Stopping the vehicle
Driving and operating
warning may sound as a signal to
depress the foot brake or apply the
parking brake.
Switch off engine if stopping for
a lengthy period, e.g. in traffic jams.
Engine braking
Automatic mode
When driving downhill, the manual
transmission automated does not
shift into higher gears until a fairly
high engine speed has been reached.
It shifts down in good time when
braking.
Manual mode
To utilise the engine braking effect,
select a lower gear in good time when
driving downhill.
Rocking the vehicle
Rocking the vehicle is only
permissible if the vehicle is stuck in
sand, mud, snow or a hole. Move the
selector lever between R and A/M (or
between + and -) in a repeat pattern,
while applying light pressure to the
accelerator pedal. Do not race the
engine and avoid sudden
acceleration.
Parking
Apply the parking brake. The most
recently engaged gear (see
transmission display) remains
engaged. With N, no gear is engaged.
When the ignition is switched off, the
transmission no longer responds to
movement of the selector lever.
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If engine speed is too low, the
transmission automatically shifts to
a lower gear.
If engine speed is too high, the
transmission only switches to a higher
gear via kickdown.
Electronic driving
programmes
Winter mode V
Manual mode
If a higher gear is selected when the
engine speed is too low, or a lower
gear when the speed is too high, the
shift is not executed. This prevents
the engine from running at too low or
too high an engine speed.
Activate the Winter mode if you have
problems starting off on a slippery
road surface.
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Driving and operating
Activation
Press the V button. V is shown in the
transmission display. The
transmission switches to automatic
mode and the vehicle starts off in
a suitable gear.
Deactivation
The Winter mode is switched off by:
■ pressing the V button again,
■ turning off the ignition,
■ switching to manual mode.
In order to protect the transmission at
extremely high clutch temperatures,
an intermittent audible warning may
sound. In such cases, depress the
foot brake, select "N" and apply the
parking brake to allow the clutch to
cool down.
Laden mode kg
Deactivation
The Laden mode is switched off by:
■ pressing the kg button again,
■ turning off the ignition.
Kickdown
It is possible to use the Laden mode
in both manual and automatic modes.
In both cases, the gear shifting
patterns are adapted automatically
for carrying an increased payload.
Activation
Press the kg button. kg is shown in the
transmission display. The
transmission will then select
optimized gear shift patterns.
If the accelerator pedal is pressed
past the pressure point, the
transmission shifts to a lower gear
depending on engine speed. Full
engine power is available for
acceleration.
Driving and operating
If engine speed is too high the
transmission switches to a higher
gear, even in manual mode. Without
kickdown this automatic shift is not
effected in manual mode.
Fault
In the event of a fault, W is shown in
the transmission display. Continued
driving is possible provided the
vehicle is driven with care and
anticipation.
Have the cause of the fault remedied
by a workshop.
Interruption of power
supply
The clutch is not disengaged if there
is an interruption of the power supply
when a gear is engaged. The vehicle
cannot move.
If the battery is discharged, start the
vehicle using jump leads 3 132.
If the cause of the fault is not
a discharged battery, seek the
assistance of a workshop.
If neutral cannot be selected, the
vehicle must only be towed with the
drive wheels raised off the ground.
Towing the vehicle 3 135.
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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 you depress the
brake pedal firmly. You need to use
considerably more force 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.
If control indicator R illuminates in
the instrument cluster while driving
and the message BRAKING FAULT
appears in the Driver Information
Centre there is a fault in the braking
system. Seek the assistance of
a workshop immediately.
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Driving and operating
Control indicator R 3 66.
Vehicle messages 3 69.
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.
Control indicator u 3 66.
Fault
If control indicator u does not go out
a few seconds after the ignition is
switched on, or if it illuminates while
driving, there is a fault in the ABS.
Control indicator A may also
illuminate in the instrument cluster
together with the messages CHECK
ABS and CHECK ESP in the Driver
Information Centre. The brake
system remains operational but
without ABS regulation.
Parking brake
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.
If control indicators u, A, R and
C illuminate, the ABS and ESP are
deactivated and the message
BRAKING FAULT is shown in the
Driver Information Centre. Seek the
assistance of a workshop.
Have the cause of the fault remedied
by a workshop.
Vehicle messages 3 69.
Always apply parking brake firmly
without operating the release button,
and apply as firmly as possible on
a downhill or uphill slope.
To release the parking brake, pull the
lever up slightly, press the release
button and fully lower the lever.
To reduce the operating forces of the
parking brake, depress the foot brake
at the same time.
Control indicator R 3 66.
Driving and operating
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.
Ride control systems
Traction Control system
The Traction Control system (TC) is
a component part of the Electronic
Stability Program (ESP®Plus) which
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
ignition is switched on and control
indicator v extinguishes in the
instrument cluster.
When TC is active v flashes.
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9 Warning
Do not let this special safety
feature tempt you into taking risks
when driving.
Adapt speed to the road
conditions.
Control indicator v 3 67.
Deactivation
When spinning of the drive wheels is
required TC can be deactivated:
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Driving and operating
Press the v button. Control indicator
v illuminates in the instrument cluster
and the message ESP OFF appears
in the Driver Information Centre.
TC is reactivated by pressing the v
button again. Control indicator v
extinguishes in the instrument cluster.
TC is also reactivated the next time
the ignition is switched on.
When vehicle speed reaches
50 km/h the TC function will be
restored automatically.
Fault
If the system detects a fault, control
indicator A illuminates in the
instrument cluster 3 66 and the
message CHECK ESP appears in the
Driver Information Centre.
Have the cause of the fault remedied
by a workshop.
Vehicle messages 3 69.
Electronic stability
program
The Electronic Stability Program
(ESP®Plus) 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.
ESP®Plus is operational as soon as
the ignition is switched on and control
indicator v extinguishes in the
instrument cluster.
When ESP®Plus comes into action v
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 v 3 67.
Deactivation
When spinning of the drive wheels is
required ESP®Plus can be
deactivated:
Driving and operating
Press the v button. Control indicator
v illuminates in the instrument cluster
and the message ESP OFF appears
in the Driver Information Centre.
ESP®Plus is reactivated by pressing
the v button again. Control indicator
v extinguishes in the instrument
cluster. ESP®Plus is also reactivated
the next time the ignition is switched
on.
When vehicle speed reaches
50 km/h the ESP®Plus function will be
restored automatically.
Fault
If the system detects a fault, control
indicator A illuminates in the
instrument cluster 3 66 and the
message CHECK ESP appears in the
Driver Information Centre.
Have the cause of the fault remedied
by a workshop.
Vehicle messages 3 69.
Cruise control
The cruise control can store and
maintain speeds of 30 km/h and
above. 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.
Do not use the cruise control if it is not
advisable to maintain a constant
speed.
With manual transmission
automated, only activate cruise
control in automatic mode.
Control indicators m and U 3 68.
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Activation
Press switch m, control indicator U
illuminates green in the instrument
cluster.
Cruise control is now in standby mode
and a corresponding message
appears in the Driver Information
Centre.
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Driving and operating
Increase speed
With cruise control active, the vehicle
speed can be increased continuously
or in small increments by holding
down or tapping switch < repeatedly.
When the switch is released the
current speed is stored and
maintained.
Alternatively, accelerate to the
desired speed and store by pressing
switch <.
Accelerate to the desired speed and
press switch < or ]. The current
speed is now stored and maintained
and the accelerator pedal can be
released.
Control indicator m illuminates green
in the instrument cluster together with
U and a corresponding message
appears in the Driver Information
Centre.
Vehicle speed can be increased by
depressing the accelerator pedal.
The stored speed flashes in the
instrument cluster. When the
accelerator pedal is released, the
previously stored speed is resumed.
The speed is saved until the ignition
is switched off.
Reduce speed
With cruise control active, the vehicle
speed can be decreased
continuously or in small increments
by holding down or tapping switch ]
repeatedly.
When the switch is released the
current speed is stored and
maintained.
Driving and operating
Deactivation
Resume stored speed
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Activation
Press switch R at a speed above
30 km/h.
If the stored speed is much higher
than the current speed, the vehicle
will accelerate powerfully until the
stored speed is obtained.
Deleting the stored speed
Press switch m: Green control
indicators U and m extinguish in the
instrument cluster.
Press switch §: cruise control is
deactivated and the green control
indicator U extinguishes in the
instrument cluster.
Automatic deactivation:
■ Vehicle speed drops below
30 km/h,
■ The brake pedal is depressed,
■ The clutch pedal is depressed,
■ Selector lever in N.
The speed is stored and
a corresponding message appears in
the Driver Information Centre.
Cruise control speed limiter
The speed limiter prevents the
vehicle exceeding a preset maximum
speed above 30 km/h.
Press switch U, control indicator U
illuminates orange in the instrument
cluster.
Cruise control speed limiter function
is now in standby mode and
a corresponding message appears in
the Driver Information Centre.
Accelerate to the desired speed and
press switch < or ]. The current
speed is recorded.
The vehicle can be driven normally
but it will not be possible to exceed the
programmed speed limit except in an
emergency.
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Driving and operating
Where the limit speed cannot be
maintained, e.g. when driving on
a steep decline, the limit speed will
flash in the Driver Information Centre.
Increase limit speed
The limit speed can be increased
continuously or in small increments
by holding down or tapping switch <
repeatedly.
Reduce limit speed
The limit speed can be decreased
continuously or in small increments
by holding down or tapping switch ]
repeatedly.
Exceeding the limit speed
In the event of an emergency it is
possible to exceed the limit speed by
depressing the accelerator pedal
firmly beyond the point of resistance.
The limit speed will flash in the Driver
Information Centre during this period.
Release the accelerator pedal and
the speed limiter function is
reactivated once a speed lower than
the limit speed is obtained.
Deactivation
Press switch §: speed limiter is
deactivated and the vehicle can be
driven normally.
The limit speed is stored and
a corresponding message appears in
the Driver Information Centre.
Object detection
systems
Parking assist
Reactivation
Press switch R. The speed limiter
function is reactivated.
Deleting the limit speed
Press switch U.
Orange control indicator U
extinguishes in the instrument cluster.
The parking assist makes reverse
parking easier by measuring the
distance between the rear of the
vehicle and obstacles. It is the driver,
however, who bears full responsibility
for parking.
The system consists of four ultrasonic
parking sensors in the rear bumper.
Driving and operating
Note
Attached parts in the detection area
cause system malfunction.
Deactivation
Permanent deactivation
Permanently deactivate the system
by pressing and holding the E button
on the instrument panel for approx.
3 seconds with the ignition on and
reverse gear engaged. The system is
deactivated and will not operate.
When reverse gear is selected no
acoustic signal will sound, indicating
deactivation.
The function is reactivated by
pressing and holding button E for
approx. 3 seconds.
It is possible to permanently or
temporarily deactivate the system.
Fault
Activation
When reverse gear is engaged, the
system switches itself on
automatically. Readiness for
operation is indicated by a brief
acoustic alarm.
An obstacle is indicated by buzzers.
The interval between the buzzers
becomes shorter as the vehicle gets
closer to the obstacle. When the
distance is less than 30 cm, the
buzzer is continuous.
9 Warning
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.
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Temporary deactivation
Temporarily deactivate the system by
pressing the E button on the
instrument panel with the ignition on
and reverse gear engaged. When
reverse gear is selected no acoustic
signal will sound, indicating
deactivation.
The function is reactivated by
pressing button E again or the next
time the ignition is switched on.
If the system detects an operating
fault, a continuous acoustic alarm will
sound for approx. 5 seconds when
selecting reverse gear. Consult
a workshop to have the cause of the
fault remedied.
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Driving and operating
Caution
When reversing, the area should
be free from obstacles which could
impact on the underside of the
vehicle.
Impact to the rear axle, which may
not be visible, could lead to
uncharacteristic changes in the
vehicle handling. In the event of
such an impact, consult
a workshop.
Fuel
Fuel for petrol engines
Only use unleaded fuel that complies
with DIN EN 228.
Fuels with ethanol content greater
than 5 % may only be used if the
vehicle has been specifically
developed and approved for these
fuels.
Use fuel with the recommended
octane rating 3 146. Use of fuel with
too low an octane rating can reduce
engine power and torque and slightly
increases fuel consumption.
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 DIN EN 590. The fuel must have
low sulphur content (max. 50 ppm).
Equivalent standardised fuels with
a biodiesel (= FAME according to
EN14214) content of max. 10% by
volume (like DIN 51628 or equivalent
standards) may be used.
Do not use marine diesel oils, heating
oils or entirely plant-based diesel
fuels, such as rape seed oil or bio
diesel, Aquazole and similar dieselwater emulsions. Diesel fuels must
not be diluted with fuels for petrol
engines.
The flow and filterability of diesel fuels
are temperature-dependent. When
temperatures are low, refuel with
diesel fuel with guaranteed winter
properties.
Driving and operating
Refuelling
The fuel filler flap can only be opened
if the vehicle is unlocked.
9 Danger
Before refuelling, switch off engine
and any external heaters with
combustion chambers (identified
by sticker on fuel filler flap). Switch
off any mobile phones.
Follow the operating and safety
instructions of the filling station
when refuelling.
9 Danger
Fuel is flammable and explosive.
No smoking. No naked flames or
sparks.
If you can smell fuel in your
vehicle, have the cause of this
remedied immediately by
a workshop.
The fuel tank filler neck with bayonet
cap is located on the left hand side of
the vehicle.
To unlock and open the fuel filler cap,
insert key and turn anticlockwise.
When refuelling is complete, replace
the filler cap and turn key clockwise
as far as it will go.
Caution
Wipe off any overflowing fuel
immediately.
Fault
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Should an interruption to the power
supply occur, central locking will not
unlock the fuel filler flap. In such
cases release manually.
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Driving and operating
To open
If the cause of the interruption to the
power supply is not a discharged
battery, consult a workshop.
Fuel consumption - CO2Emissions
■ Reposition left front seat to access
the release cover.
■ Remove the release cover and
position the seat belt to one side.
■ Raise fuel filler release to unlock
the fuel filler flap.
To close
■ Close the fuel filler flap and lower
fuel filler release to lock the fuel
filler flap.
■ Replace the release cover.
■ Reposition left front seat.
The determination of fuel
consumption is regulated by
European directive 80/1268/EEC
(latest edition 2004/3/EC).
The directive is oriented to actual
driving practices: Urban driving is
rated at approx. 1/3 and extra urban
driving with approx. 2/3. Cold starts
and acceleration phases are also
taken into consideration.
The specification of CO2 emission is
also a constituent of the directive.
Fuel consumption is dependent on
personal driving style as well as road
and traffic conditions.
The calculation of fuel consumption
takes account of the vehicle’s kerb
weight, ascertained in accordance
with the regulations. Optional
equipment may result in slightly
higher fuel consumption and CO2
emission levels and a lower maximum
speed.
Driving and operating
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.
Installation dimensions of factoryfitted towing equipment 3 156.
A maximum speed of 80 km/h must
not be exceeded, even in countries
where higher speeds are permitted.
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 3 155.
Driving characteristics and
towing tips
Trailer towing
In the case of trailers with brakes,
attach the breakaway stopping cable.
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 the use of
a stabiliser is recommended.
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.
Trailer loads
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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
3 144.
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.
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Driving and operating
The maximum permissible vertical
coupling load 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.
In the case of trailer loads of 1200 kg
or more, the vertical coupling load
should not be less than 50 kg.
Rear axle load
When the trailer is coupled and the
towing vehicle fully loaded (including
all occupants), the permissible rear
axle load (see identification plate or
vehicle documents) must not be
exceeded.
Towing equipment
Caution
When operating without a trailer,
remove the coupling ball bar.
Towing equipment audible
warning
For vehicles fitted with towing
equipment, when connected to
a trailer the pitch of the audible
warning changes upon operation of
the turn signals.
The pitch of the audible warning will
change if a turn signal light on the
trailer or the towing vehicle fails.
Vehicle care
Vehicle care
General Information ................... 109
Vehicle checks ........................... 110
Bulb replacement ....................... 118
Electrical system ........................ 122
Vehicle tools .............................. 124
Wheels and tyres ....................... 125
Towing ....................................... 135
Appearance care ....................... 136
General Information
Accessories and vehicle
modifications
We recommend the use of Genuine
Parts and Accessories and factory
approved parts specific for your
vehicle type. We cannot assess or
guarantee reliability of other products
- even if they have a regulatory or
otherwise granted approval.
Do not make any modifications to the
electrical system, e.g. changes of
electronic control units (chip tuning).
Vehicle storage
Storage for a long period of time
The following tasks must be carried
out 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 rubber seals.
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Change engine oil.
Drain washer fluid reservoir.
Check coolant antifreeze.
Adjust tyre pressure to the value
specified for full load.
Park vehicle in a dry, well ventilated
place. Engage first or reverse gear.
Prevent the vehicle from rolling.
Do not apply parking brake.
Open bonnet, close all doors and
lock the vehicle.
Disconnect the clamp from the
negative terminal of the vehicle
battery. Beware that all systems are
not functional, e.g. anti-theft alarm
system.
Putting back into operation
The following tasks must be carried
out if the vehicle is being 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.
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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.
Vehicle checks
Bonnet
Performing work
Opening
9 Warning
Only perform engine compartment
checks when the ignition is off.
The cooling fan may start
operating even if the ignition is off.
9 Danger
The ignition system generates
extremely high voltages. Do not
touch.
The caps for topping up the engine oil,
the coolant, the washer fluid and the
oil dipstick handle are yellow for ease
of identification.
Pull the release lever and return it to
its original position.
Vehicle care
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.
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Caution
It is the owner's responsibility to
maintain the proper level of an
appropriate quality oil in the
engine.
Engine oil
Pull the safety catch and open the
bonnet.
Secure the bonnet support.
It is advisable to check the engine oil
level manually before embarking on
a long journey. Ensure that the
correct specification of oil is used.
Recommended fluids and lubricants
3 141.
Check with the vehicle on a level
surface. The engine must be at
operating temperature and switched
off for at least 10 minutes.
Pull out the dipstick, wipe it clean,
insert it to the stop on the handle, pull
out and read the engine oil level.
Different dipsticks are used
depending on engine variant. The
illustrations show checking and
replenishing the engine oil in the
petrol and diesel engines
respectively.
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For M9R engines, rotate cap
anticlockwise, remove the dipstick,
wipe it clean and re-insert it as far as
it will go.
On F9Q engines, the dipstick is
mounted on the oil filler cap which
must be rotated anticlockwise to
open.
When the engine oil level has
dropped to the "add oil" mark A, top
up engine oil.
Caution
Do not allow the engine oil level to
drop below the minimum level!
We recommend the use of the same
type of engine oil that was used at the
last change.
The engine oil level must not exceed
the maximum mark B on the dipstick.
Caution
Overfilled engine oil must be
drained or suctioned out.
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Capacities 3 154, Engine oil level
monitor 3 62.
Fit the cap on straight and tighten it.
Engine air filter
Engine air flow indicator
To prevent spillage when
replenishing the engine oil on F9Q
engines, use the funnel stored in the
front of the engine compartment.
To release the funnel, raise the plastic
catch on the funnel and lift upwards.
Remove the caps and ensure funnel
is securely located onto the filler pipe.
Ensure the funnel is replaced
securely together with both end caps
fitted.
A stabilization of the engine oil
consumption will not take place until
the vehicle has been driven several
thousand kilometres. Only then can
the actual degree of consumption be
established.
If consumption exceeds more than
0.5 litres every 1000 km after this
running-in period, consult
a workshop.
On certain models, an indicator is
located in the engine induction
system and indicates if the air-intake
to the engine is restricted.
Clear
= No restriction
Red tell-tale = Restricted
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If the red tell-tale is displayed when
the engine is running, consult
a workshop.
Engine coolant
The coolant provides freeze
protection down to approx. -28 °C.
Caution
Only use approved antifreeze.
Coolant level
Caution
Too low a coolant level can cause
engine damage.
If the cooling system is cold, the
coolant level should be just above the
MIN mark. Top up if the level is low.
9 Warning
Allow the engine to cool before
opening the cap. Carefully open
the cap, relieving the pressure
slowly.
Top up with antifreeze. If no
antifreeze is available, use clean tap
water or distilled water. Install the cap
tightly. Have the antifreeze
concentration checked and have the
cause of the coolant loss remedied by
a workshop.
If a substantial amount of coolant is
required, it will be necessary to bleed
any trapped air from the cooling
system. Seek the assistance of
a workshop.
If the coolant temperature is too high,
control indicator W illuminates red in
the instrument cluster, together with
C 3 67. Consult a workshop if
coolant level is sufficient.
Power steering fluid
Vehicle care
If the fluid level in the reservoir falls
below the MIN mark consult
a workshop.
Washer fluid
Brakes
A squealing noise indicates that the
brake lining is at its minimum
thickness. Continued driving is
possible but have the brake lining
replaced as soon as possible.
Once new brake linings are installed,
do not brake unnecessarily hard for
the first few journeys.
Brake fluid
9 Warning
Fill with clean water mixed with
a suitable quantity of windscreen
washer fluid which contains
antifreeze.
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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 your vehicle.
Brake and clutch fluid 3 141.
Battery
The vehicle battery is maintenancefree.
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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.
Replacing the battery
Battery access
Depending on the vehicle's auxiliary
equipment certain models may have
an additional battery located next to
the vehicle battery.
The battery is located beneath the
front left hand seat floor panel
3 132.
Battery maintenance
9 Danger
Ensure adequate ventilation when
charging the battery. There is
a risk of explosion if gases
generated during charging are
allowed to accumulate!
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.
We recommend that you have the
battery replaced by a workshop.
Diesel fuel filter
Additional battery
Drain diesel fuel filter of residual
water at every engine oil change.
Place a container underneath the
filter housing. Loosen the knurled
screws on the filter cover and on the
lower part of the filter by approx. one
turn, to drain off the water.
The filter is drained as soon as diesel
fuel emerges from the knurled screw
at the bottom. Retighten the two
screws.
Check diesel fuel filter at shorter
intervals if the vehicle is subjected to
extreme operating conditions.
Vehicle care
Diesel fuel system
bleeding
4. Manually operate the in-line
supply pump slowly and steadily
until fuel discharging from the
loosened vent screw is free of air
bubbles.
5. Retighten the vent screw.
6. Refit the protective cover to the inline supply pump.
Wiper blade replacement
Wiper blades on the windscreen
If the fuel tank has been run dry, it will
be necessary to air vent or bleed the
diesel fuel system.
Fill the tank with fuel and proceed as
follows:
1. Remove the protective cover from
the in-line supply pump.
2. Place a suitable container
underneath the fuel filter vent
screw to collect fuel.
3. Loosen the vent screw (arrowed)
by one turn.
Lift wiper arm, press retaining clip
towards wiper arm and detach wiper
blade.
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Wiper blade on the rear window
Lift wiper arm, rotate wiper blade and
detach.
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Bulb replacement
Switch off the ignition and turn 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.
Headlights
Low beam and high beam
1. Remove harness connector.
2. Remove rubber seal.
3. Release retaining clip and remove
bulb.
4. Renew bulb and install retaining
clip ensuring that bulb is in correct
orientation.
5. Install rubber seal and harness
connector.
Sidelights
1. Remove bulb holder from reflector
housing by rotating through 90°.
2. Renew bulb.
3. Install bulb holder in reflector
housing.
Fog lights
Have bulbs replaced by a workshop.
Front turn signal lights
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Side turn signal lights
1. Remove bulb holder from reflector
housing by rotating through 90°.
2. Renew bulb.
3. Install bulb holder in reflector
housing.
Tail lights
Rear brake, turn signal and tail
lights
1. Remove 3 screws (using the tool
supplied).
2. Carefully pull lamp assembly from
retaining pins on the outer side
and remove.
3. Twist bulb holder to separate from
lamp assembly.
4. Renew bulb.
5. Push to install the bulb holder into
the lamp assembly - then twist to
secure.
6. Check that the wiring harness is
located correctly.
7. Replace lamp assembly into
original position, ensuring that it is
seated correctly.
8. Fit lamp assembly onto retaining
pins and replace 3 screws.
1. Release clips from wing using
a flat blade screwdriver and lift out
lamp assembly from aperture.
2. Remove bulb holder from lamp
assembly by rotating through 90°
and renew bulb.
3. Install bulb holder in lamp
assembly and install lamp
assembly into aperture.
Centre high-mounted
brake light
Have bulbs replaced by a workshop.
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Reversing light
1. Remove 2 screws (using the tool
supplied) and remove lamp
assembly.
2. Twist bulb housing to separate
from lamp assembly.
3. Renew bulb.
4. Push to install the bulb holder into
the lamp assembly - then twist to
secure.
5. Install lamp assembly with
2 screws.
Number plate light
1. Remove 2 screws (arrowed) and
remove lens.
2. Renew bulb.
3. Re-install lens and replace
screws.
Fog tail light
1. Remove 2 screws (using the tool
supplied) and remove lamp
assembly.
2. Twist bulb housing to separate
from lamp assembly.
3. Renew bulb.
4. Push to install the bulb holder into
the lamp assembly - then twist to
secure.
5. Install lamp assembly with
2 screws.
Vehicle care
Interior lights
Load compartment light
Front courtesy light
1. Remove lens using a flat blade
screwdriver.
2. Renew bulb.
3. Reinstall lens assembly.
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Instrument panel
illumination
Have bulbs replaced by a workshop.
1. Remove lamp assembly using
a flat blade screwdriver.
2. Gain access to bulb by removing
rear cover on lamp assembly.
3. Renew bulb and install rear cover.
4. Reinstall lamp assembly.
Rear courtesy lights
Have bulbs replaced by a workshop.
Glovebox light
Have bulbs replaced by a workshop.
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Electrical system
Fuse extractor
Fuses
Data on the replacement fuse must
match the data on the defective fuse.
The fuse box is located on the lefthand side of the instrument panel,
below the cupholder.
Before replacing a fuse, turn off the
respective switch and the ignition.
A blown fuse can be recognised by its
melted wire. Do not replace the fuse
until the cause of the fault has been
remedied.
It is advisable to carry a full set of
fuses. Provision is made in the fuse
box for the storing of spare fuses.
Some functions are protected by
several fuses.
Fuses may also be inserted without
existence of a function.
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Instrument panel fuse box
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Some circuits may be protected by
several fuses.
Symbol Application
To help in replacing fuses, a fuse
extractor is located in the fuse box.
Place the fuse extractor on the
various types of fuse from the top or
side, and withdraw fuse.
Located on the left-hand side of the
instrument panel, below the
cupholder.
Remove the ashtray from the lefthand cup holder and pull open the
fuse box cover. Do not store any
objects behind the cover.
Z
Air conditioning
d
Heated exterior mirrors
U
Heated front seats
,
Power windows
L
Left-hand high beam
N
Right-hand high beam
K
Windscreen wiper
Z
Radio/Infotainment system
)
Cigarette lighter
Boiler
Rear passenger
compartment heater
j
Horn
a
Left-hand low beam
W
Right-hand low beam
e
Instrument panel
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Symbol Application
Symbol Application
Z
Heating
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Front fog lights
d
Interior lamp
?
Power outlet
u
Antilock brake system
T
Tachograph
Ü
Heated rear windows
+
Clock, interior lights, radio,
Infotainment system
UCH
INJ
Fuel injection system
f
Rear window washer
e
Rear widow wiper
T
Left-hand sidelight
S
Right-hand sidelight
U
Central locking
:
Electrically adjustable
exterior mirrors
C
Stop control indicator,
daytime running lights
r
Rear fog lights
Vehicle tools
Tools
The jack, adapters, ratchet, torx key,
hub cap hook, towing eye and spare
wheel security tool are contained in
a unit, stowed under the driver’s seat.
Spare wheel 3 131.
Vehicles with a tyre repair kit: The
towing eye and torx key are stored
within the tyre repair kit case, stowed
under the front seat.
Tyre repair kit 3 127.
Vehicle care
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.
Tyres
Factory-fitted tyres are matched to
the chassis and offer optimum driving
comfort and safety.
Winter tyres
Winter tyres improve driving safety at
temperatures below 7 °C and should
therefore be fitted on all wheels.
In accordance with country-specific
regulations, a notice indicating the
maximum permissible speed for the
tyres must be affixed within the
driver's field of vision.
Tyre designations
E.g. 195/65 R 16 C 88 Q
195 = Tyre width, mm
65 = Cross-section ratio (tyre
height to tyre width), %
R
= Belt type: Radial
RF = Type: RunFlat
16 = Wheel diameter, inches
C
= Cargo or commercial use
88 = Load index e.g. 88 is
equivalent to 567 kg
Q
= Speed code letter
Speed code letter:
Q = up to 160 km/h
S = up to 180 km/h
T = up to 190 km/h
H = up to 210 km/h
V = up to 240 km/h
W = up to 270 km/h
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Tyre pressure
Check the pressure of cold tyres at
least every 14 days and before any
long journey. Do not forget the spare
wheel.
Tyre pressures 3 155.
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.
Incorrect tyre pressures will impair
safety, vehicle handling, comfort and
fuel economy and will increase tyre
wear.
9 Warning
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.
Tread depth
Check tread depth at regular
intervals.
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Tyres should be replaced for safety
reasons at a tread depth of 2-3 mm
(4 mm for winter tyres).
Tyres age, even if they are not used.
We recommend tyre replacement
every 6 years.
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 and make other vehicle
modifications.
9 Warning
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. Ensure that the direction
of rotation of the wheels is the same
as before.
Use of unsuitable tyres or wheels
may lead to accidents and will
invalidate the vehicle type
approval.
Wheel covers
Wheel covers and tyres that are
factory approved for the respective
vehicle and comply with all of the
relevant wheel and tyre combination
requirements must be used.
If the wheel covers and tyres used are
not factory approved, the tyres must
not have a rim protection ridge.
Wheel covers must not impair brake
cooling.
9 Warning
Use of unsuitable tyres or wheel
covers could lead to sudden
pressure loss and thereby
accidents.
Tyre chains
Vehicle care
Tyre chains are only permitted on the
front wheels.
Always use fine mesh chains that add
no more than 15 mm to the tyre tread
and the inboard sides (including chain
lock).
For tyre size 215/65 R16, consult
a workshop.
9 Warning
Damage may lead to tyre blowout.
Wheel covers on steel wheels may
come into contact with parts of the
chains. In such cases, remove the
wheel covers.
Tyre chains may only be used at
speeds up to 50 km/h and, when
travelling on roads that are free of
snow, they may only be used for brief
periods since they are subject to rapid
wear on a hard road and may snap.
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Tyre repair kit
Minor damage to the tyre tread or
sidewall 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 sidewall near the rim cannot
be repaired with the tyre repair kit.
9 Warning
Do not drive faster than 80 km/h.
Do not use for a lengthy period.
Steering and handling may be
affected.
If the vehicle has a flat tyre:
Apply the parking brake and engage
first gear or reverse gear.
The tyre repair kit is located under the
front seat.
1. Remove the compressor from the
tyre repair kit.
2. Remove the electrical connection
cable and air hose from the
compartments on the underside
of the compressor.
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3. Screw the compressor air hose to
the connection on the sealant
bottle.
4. 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.
5. Unscrew valve cap from defective
tyre.
6. Screw the filler hose to the tyre
valve.
7. The switch on the compressor
must be set to O.
8. Connect the compressor plug to
the power outlet or cigarette
lighter socket.
To avoid discharging the battery,
we recommend running the
engine.
9. Set the rocker switch on the
compressor to I. The tyre is filled
with sealant.
10. The compressor pressure gauge
briefly indicates up to 6 bar
(600 kPa/87 psi). Then the
pressure starts to drop.
11. All of the sealant is pumped into
the tyre. Then the tyre is inflated.
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12. The prescribed tyre pressure
should be obtained within
10 minutes. Tyre pressure
3 155. When the correct pressure
is obtained, switch off the
compressor.
If the prescribed tyre pressure is
not obtained within 10 minutes,
remove the tyre repair kit. Move
the vehicle one tyre rotation
(approx. 2 metres). 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 above the pressure
indicator.
Do not run the compressor for
longer than 10 minutes.
13. Detach the tyre repair kit. Screw
the tyre inflation hose to the free
connection on the sealant bottle.
This prevents sealant from
escaping. Stow tyre repair kit
under the front seat.
14. Remove any excess sealant
using a cloth.
15. Take the label indicating
maximum permitted speed from
the tyre repair kit and affix in the
driver's field of view.
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16. Continue driving immediately so
that the sealant is evenly
distributed throughout the tyre.
After driving approx. 10 km, but no
more than 10 minutes, stop and
check tyre pressure using the
compressor. Screw compressor
air hose directly onto tyre valve
and compressor when doing this.
17. If the tyre pressure is more than
3.1 bar (310 kPa/45 psi), set it to
the correct value. Repeat the
procedure until there is no more
loss of pressure.
If the tyre pressure has fallen
below 3.1 bar (310 kPa/45 psi),
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the vehicle must not be driven.
Seek the assistance of
a workshop.
18. Stow tyre repair kit under the front
seat.
9 Warning
Do not allow the sealant to contact
skin, eyes or clothing. If swallowed
seek medical assistance
immediately.
Note
The driving characteristics of the
repaired tyre is 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 7 bar.
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 3 127.
Make the following preparations and
observe the following information:
■ Park the vehicle on a level, firm and
non-slippery surface. The front
wheels must be in the straightahead position.
■ Apply the parking brake and
engage first gear or reverse gear.
■ Remove the spare wheel 3 131.
■ Never change more than one wheel
at a time.
■ 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 engine when the
vehicle is raised on the jack.
1. Pull off the wheel cover 3 124.
2. Loosen each of the wheel bolts by
half a turn using the ratchet and
adapter. The ratchet should turn
anticlockwise to loosen the bolts.
Invert the ratchet if necessary.
3. Raise vehicle by placing lifting
pad spigot of the jack under the
jacking hole located nearest the
wheel concerned.
Ensure the jack is positioned
correctly. The jack base must be
on the ground directly below the
jacking hole in a manner that
prevents it from slipping.
4. Install adapter onto the jack and
raise the vehicle by turning the
ratchet until the wheel is clear of
the ground.
5. Unscrew wheel bolts completely
by turning anticlockwise and wipe
clean with a cloth.
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Put wheel bolts somewhere
where the threads will not be
soiled.
6. Change the wheel.
7. Screw in the wheel bolts.
8. Lower vehicle.
9. Tighten each wheel bolt in
a crosswise sequence. Tightening
torque is 140 Nm.
10. Refit wheel cover
11. Change the wheel.
12. Stow the replaced wheel 3 131
and the vehicle tools 3 124.
13. Have the new wheel balanced on
the vehicle. Check the tyre
pressure of the installed tyre
3 155 and also the wheel bolt
torque as soon as possible.
Have the defective tyre renewed or
repaired.
Spare wheel
Some vehicles are equipped with
a tyre repair kit instead of a spare
wheel 3 127.
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Use of a spare wheel that is smaller
than the other wheels or together with
winter tyres could affect driveability.
Have the defective tyre replaced as
soon as possible.
The spare wheel is mounted under
the rear underbody and may be
secured using a security bolt that can
only be removed using the tool
supplied.
9 Warning
Due to the weight of the tyre
assembly, exercise caution when
releasing the spare wheel carrier.
Do not fully remove bolt 1.
Support the spare wheel with
a suitable object to prevent the
wheel falling suddenly when
loosening the carrier bolts - risk of
injury!
It may be necessary to jack the
vehicle up to gain access to the spare
wheel on a fully loaded vehicle with
a flat rear tyre.
To release the spare wheel carrier,
loosen bolt 1, ensuring it is not fully
removed. Fully remove bolt 2, then
pull the carrier to the left, until it clears
bolt 1, and lower the carrier assembly.
When installing the wheel ensure that
the spare wheel carrier is correctly
positioned before tightening the bolts.
Summer and winter tyres
If you use winter tyres, the spare
wheel may still be fitted with
a summer tyre.
If you use the spare wheel when it is
fitted with a summer tyre the vehicle's
driveability may be affected,
especially on slippery road surfaces.
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.
■ Do not drive faster than 80 km/h.
■ Drive particularly carefully on wet
and snow-covered road surfaces.
Jump starting
Do not start with a quick charger.
Vehicle care
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.
■ 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.
■ Avoid contact with eyes, skin,
fabrics and painted surfaces. The
fluid contains sulphuric acid which
can cause injuries and damage in
the event of direct contact.
■ 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.
■ The vehicles must not come into
contact with each other during the
jump starting process.
■ Apply the parking brake,
transmission in neutral.
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Battery access
The battery is located beneath the
front left hand seat floor panel. Lift the
floor covering and use the tool
supplied in the tool kit (or the tyre
repair kit) to loosen the 4 screws.
Note the position of the arrow facing
forwards on the battery cover when
replacing.
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Vehicle care
Remove cover plate to access the
battery.
Jump starting procedure
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.
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.
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 start.
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.
Vehicle care
Towing
Towing the vehicle
Switch on ignition to release steering
wheel lock and to permit operation of
brake lights, horn and windscreen
wipers.
Transmission in neutral.
If neutral cannot be selected on
vehicles with MTA transmission, the
vehicle must only be towed with the
drive wheels raised off the ground.
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Towing another vehicle
Caution
Drive slowly. Do not drive jerkily.
Excessive tractive force can
damage the vehicle.
The towing eye is stowed with the
vehicle tools 3 124.
Screw the towing eye fully into the
front towing point.
Attach a tow rope - or better still a tow
rod - to the towing eye, never to the
bumper or front suspension units.
Do not tow the vehicle from the rear.
The front towing eye must only be
used for towing and not recovering
a vehicle.
When the engine is not running,
considerably more force is needed to
brake and steer.
To prevent the entry of exhaust fumes
from the towing vehicle, switch on the
air recirculation system and close the
windows.
Seek the assistance of a workshop.
The fixed towing eye is located under
the rear bumper.
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Vehicle care
Vehicles with a towing hitch have
a socket for the detachable towing
eye. Screw the towing eye, supplied
with the vehicle tools, fully into the
socket.
Attach a tow rope - or better still a tow
rod - to the rear towing eye, never to
the rear axle and suspension units.
The rear towing eye must only be
used for towing and not recovering
a vehicle.
Caution
Drive slowly. Do not drive jerkily.
Excessive tractive force can
damage the 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.
If using a vehicle wash, comply with
the vehicle wash manufacturer's
instructions. The windscreen wipers
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.
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.
Do not use hard objects to remove
spots of tar. Use tar removal spray on
painted surfaces.
Vehicle care
Exterior lights
Headlight and other light covers are
made of plastic. Do not use any
abrasive or caustic agents, do not use
an ice scraper, and do not clean them
dry.
Polishing and waxing
Wax the vehicle regularly (at the
latest when water no longer beads).
Otherwise, the paintwork will dry out.
Polishing is necessary only if the paint
has become dull or if solid deposits
have become attached to it.
Paintwork polish with silicone forms
a protective film, making waxing
unnecessary.
Plastic body parts must not be treated
with wax or polishing agents.
Windows and windscreen wiper
blades
Use a soft lint-free cloth or chamois
leather together with window cleaner
and insect remover.
When cleaning the rear window,
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.
Wheels and tyres
Do not use high-pressure jet
cleaners.
Clean rims with a pH-neutral wheel
cleaner.
Rims are painted and can be treated
with the same agents as the body.
Paintwork damage
Rectify minor paintwork damage with
a touch-up pen before rust forms.
Have more extensive damage or rust
areas repaired by a workshop.
Underbody
Some areas of the vehicle underbody
have a PVC undercoating while other
critical areas have a durable
protective wax coating.
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After the underbody is washed, check
the underbody and have it waxed if
necessary.
Bitumen/rubber materials could
damage the PVC coating. Have
underbody work carried out by
a workshop.
Before and after winter, wash the
underbody and have the protective
wax coating checked.
Engine compartment
It is advisable to wash the engine
compartment before and after winter
and preserve it with wax. Protect the
alternator and brake fluid reservoir
with plastic sheets before washing
the engine.
When washing the engine with
a steam-jet cleaner, do not direct the
steam jet towards components of the
antilock brake system, air
conditioning system or the belt drive
and its components.
After an engine wash, have all engine
compartment components preserved
thoroughly by a workshop using
protective wax.
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Vehicle care
Do not use high-pressure jet
cleaners.
Towing equipment
Do not clean the coupling ball bar with
a steam-jet or high-pressure jet
cleaner.
Interior care
Interior and upholstery
Only clean the vehicle interior,
including the instrument panel fascia
and panelling, with a dry cloth or
interior cleaner.
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.
Caution
Close Velcro fasteners as open
Velcro fasteners on clothing could
damage seat upholstery.
Plastic and rubber parts
Plastic and rubber parts can be
cleaned with the same cleaner as
used to clean the body. Use interior
cleaner if necessary. Do not use any
other agent. Avoid solvents and petrol
in particular. Do not use highpressure jet cleaners.
Service and maintenance
Service and
maintenance
General information ................... 139
Recommended fluids, lubricants
and parts .................................... 141
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 the vehicle is available at
the workshop.
Service display 3 63.
Engine identification 3 144.
European service intervals except M9R 630 engine
Maintenance of your vehicle is
required every 30,000 km or after
1 year, whichever occurs first, unless
otherwise indicated by the service
display.
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European service intervals M9R 630 engine only
Maintenance of your vehicle is
required every 40,000 km or after
1 year, whichever occurs first, unless
otherwise indicated by the service
display.
The European service intervals are
valid for the following countries:
Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Croatia,
Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia,
Finland, France, Germany, Greece,
Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel,
Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania,
Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway,
Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia,
Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United
Kingdom.
International service intervals
Romania, Bulgaria M9R and G9U
engines:
Maintenance of your vehicle is
required every 20,000 km or after
1 year, whichever occurs first, unless
otherwise indicated by the service
display.
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Service and maintenance
Romania, Bulgaria F9Q engines,
International petrol engines, Turkey,
Russia, Ukraine:
Maintenance of your vehicle is
required every 15,000 km or after
1 year, whichever occurs first, unless
otherwise indicated by the service
display.
International diesel engines,
International+ petrol engines, Algeria,
Morocco, Tunisia, U.A.E:
Maintenance of your vehicle is
required every 10,000 km or after
1 year, whichever occurs first, unless
otherwise indicated by the service
display.
International+ diesel engines:
Maintenance of your vehicle is
required every 8,000 km or after
1 year, whichever occurs first, unless
otherwise indicated by the service
display.
International++ diesel engines:
Maintenance of your vehicle is
required every 5,000 km or after
1 year, whichever occurs first, unless
otherwise indicated by the service
display.
International++ petrol engines:
Maintenance of your vehicle is
required every 5,000 km or after
6 months, whichever occurs first,
unless otherwise indicated by the
service display.
The International service intervals are
valid for: Albania, Australia, BosniaHerzegovina, Cyprus, Kosovo,
Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, New
Zealand, Serbia, Singapore, South
Africa.
The International+ service intervals
are valid for: Belarus, Moldova.
The International++ service intervals
are valid for: Hong Kong,
Kazakhstan.
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.
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 63.
Service and maintenance
Recommended fluids,
lubricants and parts
Recommended fluids and
lubricants
Only use products that have been
tested and approved. Damage
resulting from the use of nonapproved materials 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 engine
cleanliness, wear protection and oil
aging control, whereas viscosity
grade gives information on the oil's
thickness over a temperature range.
Dexos is the newest engine oil quality
that provides optimum protection for
petrol and diesel engines. If it is
unavailable, engine oils of other listed
qualities have to be used.
Engine oil quality
dexos 2 = All petrol and diesel
engines
Alternative qualities if dexos is not
available:
GM-LL-A-025 = Petrol engines
GM-LL-B-025 = Diesel engines
Alternative qualities if GM-LL-A-025
or GM-LL-B-025 are not available:
ACEA A3/B3 = Petrol engines
ACEA A3/B4 = Diesel engines
without DPF
ACEA C3
= Diesel engines with
DPF
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.
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Use of engine oil of only ACEA A1/B1
or only A5/B5 quality is prohibited,
since it can cause long-term engine
damage under certain operating
conditions.
Additional engine oil additives
The use of additional engine oil
additives could cause damage and
invalidate the warranty.
Engine oil viscosity
For diesel engines use SAE viscosity
0W-30, 0W-40, 5W-30 or 5W-40.
For petrol engines use SAE viscosity
0W-30, 0W-40, 5W-30, 5W-40 or
10W-40.
The SAE viscosity grade defines the
ability of an oil to flow. When cold, oil
is more viscous than when hot.
Multigrade oil is indicated by two
figures. 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.
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Service and maintenance
■ down to -25°C:
SAE 5W-30 or SAE 5W-40
■ below -25°C:
SAE 0W-30 or SAE 0W-40
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.
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 DOT4 brake fluid.
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 .................. 143
Vehicle data ............................... 146
143
Vehicle identification
Vehicle Identification
Number
The VIN is also displayed behind
a removable plastic cover on the right
hand side door step.
The Vehicle Identification Number is
visible through the windscreen.
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Technical data
Identification plate
The identification plate is located on
the right hand door pillar.
1)
Information on identification plate1):
1 = Manufacturer, type approval
number
2 = Vehicle Identification Number
3 = Permissible gross vehicle
weight rating
4 = Permissible gross combination
weight
5 = Maximum permissible front axle
load
6 = Maximum permissible rear axle
load
7 = Vehicle-specific or country
specific data
The VIN plate on your vehicle may differ from the illustration shown.
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
Engine identification
It is possible, using the Vehicle
Identification Number (VIN), to
determine the engine type that is
installed in your vehicle. The seventh
digit denotes the engine type:
Digit
Engine
8, 9, P or S:
2.0 Diesel, M9R 630
L, N or W:
2.0 Petrol, F4R 820
C:
1.9 Diesel, F9Q 760
E, H, M or T: 2.0 Diesel, M9R 786
U:
2.0 Diesel, M9R 788
J, R or V:
2.5 Diesel, G9U 630
Engine identifier code and
engine number
Stamped on the lower rear of the
engine block on an identification
plate.
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146
Technical data
Vehicle data
Engine data
Sales designation
2.0
1.9
2.0
Engine identifier code
F4R 820
F9Q 760
M9R 6302)
Number of cylinders
4
4
4
1998
1870
1995
Engine power [kW]
86
74
66 / 84
at rpm
4700
3500
3500
Torque [Nm]
186
240
260 / 300
at rpm
3750
1800
1500
Fuel type
Petrol
Diesel
Diesel
Piston displacement
[cm3]
Octane rating RON
recommended
95
possible
98
possible
913)
2)
3)
Low / High output.
If no unleaded premium-grade fuels are available, 91 RON can be used, taking care to avoid severe engine loads and
driving at full throttle.
Technical data
Sales designation
2.0
2.5
M9R
M9R 788
G9U 6306)
4
4
4
1995
1995
2464
Engine power [kW]
66
84
84 / 107
at rpm
3500
3500
3500
Torque [Nm]
290
310
290 / 310
at rpm
1600
2100
1600 / 2100
Fuel type
Diesel
Diesel
Diesel
Engine identifier code
Number of cylinders
Piston displacement
4)
5)
6)
[cm3]
Low output.
High output.
Low / High output.
M9R
2.0
7864)
7865)
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Technical data
Vehicle weight
Kerb weight, basic model
Model
Wheelbase
Roof
Payload Class
Engine
Kerb weight7)
Van
Short
Standard
1000
F4R
1660
F9Q
1660
M9R
1678
G9U
1736
F4R
1660
F9Q
1669
M9R
1688
G9U
1737
F4R
1695
F9Q
1713
M9R
1760
G9U
1810
Standard
High
7)
1200
1200
Kerb weight and gross vehicle weight increase on models fitted with bad road equipment package - refer to VIN plate.
Technical data
Model
Wheelbase
Roof
Payload Class
Engine
Kerb weight7)
Van
Long
Standard
1200
F4R
1660
F9Q
1676
M9R
1724
G9U
1772
F4R
1745
F9Q
1761
M9R
1810
G9U
1860
High
7)
1200
149
Kerb weight and gross vehicle weight increase on models fitted with bad road equipment package - refer to VIN plate.
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Technical data
Model
Wheelbase
Roof
Payload Class
Engine
Kerb weight7)
Combi
Short
Standard
1000
F4R
1818
F9Q
1835
M9R
1883
G9U
1940
F4R
1829
F9Q
1846
M9R
1893
G9U
1942
F4R
1890
F9Q
1906
M9R
1954
G9U
2003
Standard
Long
7)
Standard
1200
1200
Kerb weight and gross vehicle weight increase on models fitted with bad road equipment package - refer to VIN plate.
Technical data
Model
Wheelbase
Roof
Payload Class
Engine
Kerb weight7)
Platform cab
Long
Standard
1200
F4R
14498)
F9Q
14678)
M9R
15158)
G9U
15638)
F4R
1879
F9Q
-
M9R
1944
G9U
2018
Tour
7)
8)
Short
Standard
900
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Kerb weight and gross vehicle weight increase on models fitted with bad road equipment package - refer to VIN plate.
Vehicle without body conversion.
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Technical data
Vehicle dimensions
Type
Van
Combi/Tour9)
Platform cab
Wheelbase
Short
Long
Short
Long
Long
Length [mm]
4782
5182
4782
5182
5130
Width without exterior mirrors [mm]
1904
1904
1904
1904
1904
Width with two exterior mirrors [mm]
2232
2232
2232
2232
2232/243410)
Height - unladen (without antenna) [mm]11)
Standard roof
1968
1968
1968
1968
1981
High roof
2492
2492
-
-
-
Wheelbase [mm]
3098
3498
3098
3498
3498
Track width [mm]
Front
1615
1615
1615
1615
1615
Rear
1630
1630
1630
1630
1630
9)
10)
11)
Tour available with short wheel base only.
With wide arm exterior mirrors.
Vehicle height without body conversion.
Technical data
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Loadspace dimensions
Van
Wheelbase
Short
Long
Roof height
Standard
High
Standard
High
Maximum rear door aperture height [mm]
1335
1818
1335
1818
Rear door aperture width (at floor) [mm]
1390
1390
1390
1390
Maximum load area height [mm]
1387
1913
1387
1913
Maximum load area width [mm]
1690
1690
1690
1690
Width between wheel arches [mm]
1268
1268
1268
1268
Maximum load floor length [mm]
2400
2400
2800
2800
Loading height unladen [mm]
543
547
542
548
Sliding side door aperture width [mm]
1000
1000
1000
1000
Sliding side door aperture height [mm]
1285
1285
1285
1285
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Technical data
Capacities
Engine oil
Engine
F4R
F9Q
M9R
G9U
Engine oil including filter [l]
5.4
4.7
7.7
7.5
between MIN and MAX [l]
1.5 - 2.0
1.5 - 2.0
1.5 - 2.0
1.5 - 2.0
Fuel tank
Engine
F4R
F9Q
M9R
G9U
Fuel tank, nominal capacity [l]
90
90
90
90
Technical data
Tyre pressures
Tyre
Tyre pressure with full load12)
Front
[kPa/bar] (psi)
Rear
[kPa/bar] (psi)
195/65 R16 C
340/3.4 (49)
370/3.7 (54)
195/75 R16 C
380/3.8 (55)
420/4.2 (61)
205/65 R16 C
380/3.8 (55)
420/4.2 (61)
215/65 R16 C
310/3.1 (45)
340/3.4 (49)
12)
The spare wheel should be set to the highest applicable pressure shown in the table.
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156
Technical data
Towing hitch installation dimensions
Customer information
Customer information
Vehicle data recording and
privacy ....................................... 157
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 systems commonly called
event data recorders (EDR).
The systems may record data about
the condition of the vehicle and how it
was operated (e.g. engine speed,
brake application, seat belt usage).
To read this data special equipment
and access to the vehicle is required.
This will take place when the vehicle
is serviced in a workshop. Some data
is electronically fed into GM global
diagnostic systems. The
manufacturer will not access
information about a crash event or
share it with others except
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■ with the consent of the vehicle
owner or, if the vehicle is leased,
with the consent 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.
In addition, the manufacturer may use
the collected or received 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.
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Index
A
Accessories and vehicle
modifications .......................... 109
Adjustable air vents ..................... 84
Airbag and belt tensioners ........... 65
Airbag deactivation ................ 43, 65
Airbag system .............................. 40
Air conditioning regular operation 85
Air conditioning system ................ 79
Air intake ...................................... 85
Antilock brake system .................. 96
Antilock brake system (ABS) ....... 66
Anti-theft alarm system ................ 24
Anti-theft locking system .............. 24
Armrest ........................................ 33
Ashtrays ....................................... 61
Automatic light control ................. 73
Automatic locking ........................ 21
Auxiliary heater............................. 80
B
Battery ....................................... 115
Bonnet ....................................... 110
Brake assist ................................. 97
Brake fluid .................................. 115
Brakes ................................. 95, 115
Brake system ............................... 66
Bulb replacement ....................... 118
C
Capacities .................................. 154
Car Pass ...................................... 18
Catalytic converter ....................... 90
Central locking system ................ 20
Centre high-mounted brake
light ......................................... 119
Changing tyre and wheel size . . . 126
Charging system .......................... 65
Child locks ................................... 22
Child restraint installation
locations ................................... 46
Child restraint systems ................ 44
Cigarette lighter ........................... 60
Climate control ............................. 15
Clock ............................................ 59
Control indicators.......................... 63
Control of the vehicle ................... 87
Convex shape .............................. 26
Cruise control ........................ 68, 99
Cupholders .................................. 51
Curtain airbag system .................. 42
D
Danger, Warnings and Cautions . . . 4
Daytime running lights ................. 74
Diesel fuel filter .......................... 116
Diesel fuel system bleeding ....... 117
Diesel particle filter................. 67, 89
159
Door open .................................... 68
Driver Information Center............. 69
Driving characteristics and
towing tips .............................. 107
E
Electric adjustment ...................... 27
Electronic driving programmes .... 93
Electronic Stability Program . . 67, 98
End-of-life vehicle recovery ....... 110
Engine air filter............................ 113
Engine coolant ........................... 114
Engine coolant temperature ........ 67
Engine data ............................... 146
Engine exhaust ............................ 89
Engine oil ................................... 111
Engine oil level ............................ 70
Engine oil level monitor................ 62
Engine oil pressure ...................... 67
Event data recorders.................. 157
Exit lighting .................................. 77
Exterior care .............................. 136
Exterior light ................................. 68
Exterior lighting ............................ 12
F
Fault ............................................. 95
First aid kit ................................... 53
Fixed air vents ............................. 85
Fog light ....................................... 68
Fog lights ................................... 118
Fog tail light ............................... 120
Folding ......................................... 27
Front airbag system ..................... 41
Front fog lights ............................. 75
Front storage................................ 51
Front turn signal lights ............... 118
Fuel consumption - CO2Emissions ............................... 106
Fuel for diesel engines .............. 104
Fuel for petrol engines ............... 104
Fuel gauge ................................... 62
Fuses ......................................... 122
G
General information ................... 107
Glovebox ..................................... 51
H
Hand brake - see Parking brake... 96
Hazard warning flashers .............. 75
Headlight flash ............................. 74
Headlight range adjustment ........ 74
Headlights .................................. 118
Headlights when driving abroad . . 74
Head restraint adjustment ............. 8
Head restraints ............................ 30
Heated ......................................... 27
Heated exterior mirrors................. 27
Heated rear window ..................... 29
Heating ........................................ 33
Heating and ventilation system . . . 78
High beam ............................. 68, 74
Horn ....................................... 13, 57
I
Identification plate ..................... 144
Ignition switch positions ............... 88
Immobiliser .................................. 26
Instrument panel fuse box ......... 123
Instrument panel illumination ..... 121
Instrument panel overview ........... 11
Instrument panel storage.............. 51
Interior care ............................... 138
Interior lights ........................ 76, 121
Interruption of power supply ........ 95
Introduction .................................... 3
Isofix child restraint systems ........ 50
J
Jump starting ............................. 132
K
Keys ............................................. 18
L
Lashing eyes ............................... 53
Light switch .................................. 73
Load compartment ....................... 23
Load compartment cover ............. 52
160
Load compartment lighting........... 76
Loading information ..................... 54
Load rails and hooks ................... 52
Low fuel ....................................... 68
M
Malfunction indicator light ............ 66
Manual adjustment ...................... 26
Manual anti-dazzle ...................... 28
Manual mode ............................... 93
Manual transmission .................... 91
Manual transmission automated . 91
Manual windows .......................... 28
Mirror adjustment ........................... 8
Misted light covers ....................... 76
N
New vehicle running-in ................ 87
Number plate light ..................... 120
O
Odometer ..................................... 61
Oil level......................................... 62
Outside temperature .................... 59
Overcab storage .......................... 52
Overrun cut-off ............................. 88
P
Parking .................................. 17, 88
Parking assist ............................ 102
Parking brake .............................. 96
Performing work ........................ 110
Pollen filter ................................... 85
Power outlets ............................... 60
Power steering fluid.................... 114
Power windows ............................ 28
Preheating ................................... 67
R
Radio remote control ................... 18
Rear air conditioning system ....... 80
Rear doors ................................... 22
Rear fog light ............................... 68
Rear fog lights ............................. 75
Rear heating system .................... 79
Rear windows .............................. 29
Rear window wiper/washer .......... 59
Recommended fluids and
lubricants ................................ 141
Refuelling ................................... 105
Reversing light ........................... 120
Reversing lights ........................... 76
Roof rack ..................................... 54
S
Safety net .................................... 53
Seat adjustment ....................... 7, 32
Seat belt ........................................ 8
Seat belt reminder ....................... 65
Seat belts ..................................... 37
Seat position ................................ 31
Second row seats ........................ 34
Selector lever ............................... 92
Service ................................. 86, 139
Service display ............................ 63
Service information .................... 139
Service vehicle soon .................... 66
Side airbag system ...................... 41
Side turn signal lights ................ 119
Sliding door .................................. 22
Spare wheel ............................... 131
Speedometer ............................... 61
Starting off ................................... 16
Starting the engine ................ 88, 92
Steering column controls.............. 57
Steering wheel adjustment ...... 9, 56
Steering wheel controls ............... 56
Stop engine.................................. 66
Sun visors .................................... 29
Symbols ......................................... 4
T
Tachograph.................................. 72
Tachometer ................................. 62
Tail lights ................................... 119
Three-point seat belt .................... 38
Tools .......................................... 124
Towing another vehicle ............. 135
Towing equipment ..................... 108
161
Towing hitch installation
dimensions ............................. 156
Towing the vehicle ..................... 135
Traction Control system ............... 97
Trailer towing ............................. 107
Transmission ............................... 15
Transmission display ............. 63, 91
Tread depth ............................... 125
Trip computer .............................. 71
Triple-Info-Display ....................... 69
Turn and lane-change signals ..... 75
Turn signal ................................... 65
Tyre chains ................................ 126
Tyre designations ...................... 125
Tyre pressure ............................ 125
Tyre pressures ........................... 155
Tyre repair kit ............................. 127
Tyres .......................................... 125
U
Upshift.......................................... 67
Using this manual .......................... 3
V
Vehicle dimensions .................... 152
Vehicle Identification Number .... 143
Vehicle messages ....................... 69
Vehicle specific data ...................... 3
Vehicle storage........................... 109
Vehicle unlocking ........................... 6
Vehicle weight ........................... 148
W
Warning chimes ........................... 70
Warning triangle .......................... 53
Washer and wiper systems ......... 14
Washer fluid ............................... 115
Wheel changing ......................... 130
Wheel covers ............................. 126
Wheels and tyres ....................... 125
Windscreen wiper/washer ........... 57
Winter tyres ............................... 125
Wiper blade replacement .......... 117
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