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VAUXHALL Astra 0-1

VAUXHALL Astra

Owners Manual
Model Year 2010.5
Edition: October 2009
TS 1680-B-10
Contents Introduction .................................... 2
In brief ............................................ 6
Keys, doors and windows ............ 18
Seats, restraints ........................... 33
Storage ........................................ 51
Instruments and controls ............. 70
Lighting ...................................... 104
Climate control ........................... 114
Driving and operating ................. 122
Vehicle care ............................... 147
Service and maintenance .......... 184
Technical data ........................... 187
Customer information ................ 203
Index .......................................... 204
2 Introduction

Introduction
Introduction 3

Vehicle specific data When this Owner's Manual refers to The index will enable you to search
a workshop visit, we recommend your for specific information.
Please enter your vehicle's data on
Vauxhall Authorised Repairer. This Owner's Manual depicts left-
the previous page to keep it easily
accessible. This information is All Vauxhall Authorised Repairers hand drive vehicles. Operation is
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as well as on the identification plate. mechanics trained by Vauxhall work factory engine designations. The
according to specific Vauxhall corresponding sales designations
Introduction instructions. can be found in the section
Your vehicle is a designed The customer literature pack should "Technical data".
combination of advanced technology, always be kept ready to hand in the Directional data, e.g. left or right, or
safety, environmental friendliness vehicle. front or back, always relate to the
and economy. direction of travel.
This Owner's Manual provides you
Using this manual
The vehicle display screens may
with all the necessary information to This manual describes all options not support your specific language.
enable you to drive your vehicle and features available for this
model. Certain descriptions, Display messages and interior
safely and efficiently. labelling are written in bold letters.
including those for display and
Make sure your passengers are
menu functions, may not apply to
aware of the possible risk of accident
your vehicle due to model variant, Danger, Warnings and
and injury which may result from Cautions
country specifications, special
improper use of the vehicle.
equipment or accessories.
You must always comply with the 9 Danger
The "In brief" section will give you
specific laws and regulations of the
an initial overview.
country that you are in. These laws Text marked 9 Danger provides
may differ from the information in this The table of contents at the information on risk of fatal injury.
Owner's Manual. beginning of this manual and within Disregarding this information may
each section shows where the endanger life.
information is located.
4 Introduction

9 Warning
Text marked 9 Warning provides
information on risk of accident or
injury. Disregarding this
information may lead to injury.

Caution
Text marked Caution provides
information on possible damage to
the vehicle. Disregarding this
information may lead to vehicle
damage.

Symbols
Page references are indicated with
3. 3 means "see page".
Thank you for choosing a Vauxhall.
We wish you many hours of
pleasurable driving.
Your Vauxhall Team
Introduction 5
6 In brief

In brief Vehicle unlocking Seat adjustment


Seat positioning

Initial drive information

Press button c to unlock the doors


and load compartment. Open the
doors by pulling the handles. To open Pull handle, slide seat, release
the tailgate, push the touchpad switch handle.
below the handle. Seat position 3 34, Seat adjustment
Radio remote control 3 19, Central 3 35.
locking system 3 20, Load
compartment 3 23. 9 Danger
Do not sit nearer than 25 cm from
the steering wheel, to permit safe
airbag deployment.
In brief 7

Seat backrests Seat height Seat inclination

Pull lever, adjust inclination and Lever pumping motion Lever pumping motion
release lever. Allow the seat to up = seat higher up = front end higher
engage audibly. down = seat lower down = front end lower
Seat position 3 34, Seat adjustment
3 35. Seat position 3 34, Seat adjustment Seat position 3 34, Seat adjustment
3 35. 3 35.
8 In brief

Head restraint adjustment Seat belt Mirror adjustment


Interior mirror

Press the button, adjust height and Pull out the seat belt and engage in
engage. belt buckle. The seat belt must not be
twisted and must fit close against the To reduce dazzle, adjust the lever on
Head restraints 3 33.
body. The backrest must not be tilted the underside of the mirror housing.
back too far (maximum approx. 25 ). Interior mirror 3 28, Automatic anti-
To release belt, press red button on dazzle interior mirror 3 28.
belt buckle.
Seat position 3 34, Seat belts
3 38, Airbag system 3 41.
In brief 9

Exterior mirrors Steering wheel adjustment

Select the relevant exterior mirror and Unlock the lever, adjust the steering
adjust it. wheel, then engage the lever and
Convex exterior mirrors 3 27, ensure it is fully locked.
Electric adjustment 3 27, Folding Do not adjust the steering wheel
exterior mirrors 3 27, Heated unless the vehicle is stationary and
exterior mirrors 3 28. the steering wheel lock has been
released.
Airbag system 3 41, Ignition
positions 3 123.
10 In brief
In brief 11

Instrument panel overview 11 Infotainment system ............. 10 23 Ignition switch with


12 Info-Display .......................... 89 steering wheel lock ............ 123
1 Light switch ........................ 104
Headlight range 13 Anti-theft alarm system 24 Brake pedal ........................ 130
adjustment ......................... 105 status LED ........................... 24 25 Clutch pedal ....................... 122
Front fog lights ................... 109 14 Central locking system .......... 20 26 Steering wheel adjustment ... 70
Rear fog light ...................... 109 Hazard warning flashers .... 108
Instrument illumination ....... 110 27 Storage compartment,
Control indicator for airbag fuse box ............................. 163
2 Side air vents ...................... 119 deactivation .......................... 82
Control indicator for front 28 Bonnet release lever .......... 148
3 Turn and lane-change
signals, headlight flash, passenger seat belt .............. 81
low beam and high beam ... 109 15 Sport mode ........................ 134
Exit lighting ......................... 112 Tour mode .......................... 134
Parking lights ...................... 110 Traction Control system ..... 132
Driver Information Center ...... 87 Electronic stability control . . 133
4 Cruise control ..................... 135 Parking assist ..................... 137
Lane departure warning ..... 138
5 Instruments .......................... 76
16 Front passenger airbag ........ 42
6 Horn ..................................... 71
Driver airbag ........................ 42 17 Glovebox .............................. 51
7 Driver Information Center ...... 87 18 Climate control system ........ 114
8 Steering wheel controls ........ 70 19 AUX input, USB input ........... 10
9 Windscreen wiper, 20 Selector lever, manual
windscreen washer transmission ....................... 129
system, headlight washer Automatic transmission ...... 126
system, rear wiper ................ 72 21 Power outlet .......................... 76
10 Centre air vents .................. 119 22 Accelerator pedal ............... 122
12 In brief

Exterior lighting Headlight flash, high beam and Turn and lane-change signals
low beam

Turn light switch lever up = right turn signal


headlight flash = pull lever lever down = left turn signal
Auto = Automatic light control:
Headlights are switched on high beam = push lever
Turn and lane-change signals
and off automatically low beam = push or pull lever
3 109, Parking lights 3 110.
7 = activation or deactivation of Automatic light control 3 104, High
the automatic light control beam 3 105, Headlight flash 3 105.
8 = sidelights
9 = headlights
Press light switch
> = front fog lights
r = rear fog light
Lighting 3 104.
In brief 13

Hazard warning flashers Horn Washer and wiper systems


Windscreen wiper

Operated with the button. Press j.


Hazard warning flashers 3 108.
2 = fast
1 = slow
P = timed interval wiping or
automatic wiping with rain
sensor
= off
For a single wipe when the
windscreen wiper is off, press the
lever down.
Windscreen wiper 3 72, Wiper
blade replacement 3 152.
14 In brief

Windscreen and headlight Rear window wiper and washer


washer systems systems

Push lever.
Washer fluid is sprayed on the rear
window and the wiper wipes a few
Pull lever. Push the rocker switch to activate the
times.
Windscreen and headlight washer rear window wiper:
system 3 72, Washer fluid 3 151. upper = continuous
position operation
lower = intermittent
position operation
middle = off
position
In brief 15

Climate control Demisting and defrosting the Transmission


windows
Heated rear window, heated Manual transmission
exterior mirrors

Press button V.
Reverse: with the vehicle stationary,
Set the temperature control to the depress the clutch pedal, press the
The heating is operated by pressing
highest level. release button on the selector lever
the button.
Cooling n on. and engage the gear.
Heated rear window 3 30.
Heated rear window on. If the gear does not engage, set the
Climate control system 3 114. lever to neutral, release the clutch
pedal and depress again; then repeat
gear selection.
Manual transmission 3 129.
16 In brief

Automatic transmission Starting off Starting the engine


Check before starting off
Tyre pressure and condition
3 167, 3 196.
Engine oil level and fluid levels
3 149.
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 34,
P = park 3 39.
Turn key to position 1
R = reverse Brake function at low speed,
move the steering wheel slightly to
N = neutral particularly if the brakes are wet.
release the steering wheel lock
D = drive
operate clutch and brake
Manual mode: move selector lever
automatic transmission in P or N
from D to the left.
do not operate accelerator pedal
< = higher gear
] = lower gear diesel engines: turn the key to
position 2 for preheating and wait
The selector lever can only be moved until control indicator ! goes out
out of P when the ignition is on and turn key to 3 and release
the brake pedal is applied. To engage
P or R, press the release button. Starting the engine 3 123.
Automatic transmission 3 126.
In brief 17

Parking off the ignition. Turn the front


wheels towards the kerb.
Always apply the parking brake.
Activate the manual parking brake Lock the vehicle with button e on
without pushing the release button. the radio remote control.
Apply as firmly as possible on Activate the anti-theft alarm system
a downhill slope or uphill slope. 3 24.
Depress foot brake at the same Do not park the vehicle on an easily
time to reduce operating force. ignitable surface. The high
For vehicles with electrical parking temperature of the exhaust system
brake pull switch m. could ignite the surface.
Switch off the engine. Turn the Close the windows and the sunroof.
ignition key to 0 and remove it. Turn The engine cooling fans may run
the steering wheel until the steering after the engine has been switched
wheel lock is felt to engage. off 3 148.
For vehicles with automatic After running at high engine speeds
transmission, the key can only be or with high engine loads, operate
removed when the selector lever is the engine briefly at a low load or
in the P position. run in neutral for approx. 30
If the vehicle is on a level surface or seconds before switching off, in
uphill slope, engage first gear or set order to protect the turbocharger.
the selector lever to P before Keys, locks 3 18, Laying the vehicle
switching off the ignition. On an up for a long period of time 3 147.
uphill slope, turn the front wheels
away from the kerb.
If the vehicle is on a downhill slope,
engage reverse gear or set the
selector lever to P before switching
18 Keys, doors and windows

Keys, doors and Keys, locks Key with foldaway key section

windows Keys
Replacement keys
The key number is specified in the
Keys, locks ................................... 18 Car Pass or on a detachable tag.
Doors ........................................... 23 The key number must be quoted
Vehicle security ............................ 24 when ordering replacement keys as it
Exterior mirrors ............................ 27 is a component of the immobiliser
system.
Interior mirrors ............................. 28
Locks 3 181.
Windows ...................................... 29
Roof ............................................. 31 Lock cylinders
Designed to free-wheel if they are Press button to extend. To fold the
forcefully rotated without the correct key, first press the button.
key or if the correct key is not fully
inserted. To reset, turn cylinder with Car Pass
the correct key until its slot is vertical, The Car Pass contains security
remove key and then re-insert it. If the related vehicle data and should
cylinder still free-wheels, turn the key therefore be kept in a safe place.
through 180 and repeat operation.
When the vehicle is taken to
a workshop, this vehicle data is
needed in order to perform certain
operations.
Keys, doors and windows 19

Radio remote control Handle with care, protect from Radio remote control battery
moisture and high temperatures and replacement
avoid unnecessary operation. Replace the battery as soon as the
Fault range reduces.
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 Batteries do not belong in household
range, which will require re- waste. They must be disposed of at
synchronisation an appropriate recycling collection
Used to operate: point.
Overload of the central locking
Central locking system system by operating at frequent
Anti-theft locking system intervals, the power supply is
Anti-theft alarm system interrupted for a short time
Power windows Interference from higher-power
radio waves from other sources
Sunroof
Unlocking 3 20.
The radio remote control has an
approximate range of up to 65 ft. It Basic settings
can be restricted by external Some settings can be changed in the
influences. The hazard warning menu Settings in the Info-Display.
flashers confirm operation. Vehicle personalisation 3 99.
20 Keys, doors and windows

Key with foldaway key section Memorised settings A pull on an interior door handle
unlocks the respective door. Pulling
Whenever the key is removed from
the handle once more opens the door.
the ignition lock, the following settings
are automatically memorised by the Note
key: In the event of an accident in which
Lighting airbags or belt pretensioners are
deployed, the vehicle is
Infotainment system automatically unlocked.
Central locking system
Unlocking
Sport mode settings
Comfort settings
The saved settings are automatically
used the next time the memorised key
Extend the key and open the unit. is inserted into the ignition lock and
Replace the battery (battery type switched to position 1.
CR 2032), paying attention to the Precondition is, that Personalization
installation position. Close the unit by driver, or depending on the display
and synchronise. type, Personalization by remote
Radio remote control control in the personal settings of the
Info-Display is activated. This must be
synchronisation set for each used key.
After replacing the battery, unlock the
door with the key in the driver's door Vehicle personalisation 3 99. Press button c.
lock. The radio remote control will be Two settings are selectable:
synchronised when you switch on the Central locking system To unlock only the driver's door,
ignition. Unlocks and locks doors, load load compartment and fuel filler
compartment and fuel filler flap.
Keys, doors and windows 21

flap, press button c once. To unlock Press button e.


all doors, press button c twice If the driver's door is not closed
or properly, the central locking system
press button c once to unlock all will not work.
doors, load compartment and fuel Unlocking and opening the
filler flap
tailgate
The setting can be changed in the
menu Settings in the Info-Display.
Vehicle personalisation 3 99.
The setting can be saved for the key
being used. Memorised settings
3 20.
Press the e button to lock.
Locking Press the c button to unlock.
Close doors, load compartment and
fuel filler flap.

Press button c when the ignition is off.


The tailgate is released to be
unlocked and opened by pushing the
touchpad switch below the handle.
Central locking buttons
Locks or unlocks all doors, the load
compartment and fuel filler flap from
the passenger compartment.
22 Keys, doors and windows

Fault in radio remote control Fault in central locking system The settings can be saved for the key
system being used 3 20.
Unlocking
Unlocking Manually unlock the driver's door by
turning the key in the lock. The other Child locks
doors can be opened by pulling the
interior handle twice. The load
compartment and fuel filler flap
cannot be opened. To deactivate the
anti-theft locking system, switch on
the ignition 3 24.
Locking
Push inside locking knob of all doors
except driver's door. Then close the
driver's door and lock it from the
outside with the key. The fuel filler flap
and tailgate cannot be locked.
Manually unlock the driver's door by
turning the key in the lock. Switch on 9 Warning
the ignition and press the central Automatic locking
locking button c to unlock all doors, This security feature can be Use the child locks whenever
load compartment and fuel filler flap. configured to automatically lock all children are occupying the rear
To deactivate the anti-theft locking doors, load compartment and fuel seats.
system, switch on the ignition. filler flap as soon as a certain speed
Locking is exceeded. Using a key or suitable screwdriver,
Manually lock the driver's door by Settings can be changed in the menu turn the child lock in the rear door to
turning the key in the lock. Settings in the Info-Display. Vehicle the horizontal position. The door
personalisation 3 99.
Keys, doors and windows 23

cannot be opened from the inside. For Doors Closing


deactivation turn the child lock to the
vertical position. Load compartment
Tailgate
Opening

Use one of the interior handles.


Do not push the touchpad switch
below the handle whilst closing as this
will unlock the tailgate again.
Central locking system 3 20.
After unlocking push the touchpad
switch below the handle and open the
tailgate.
Central locking system 3 20.
24 Keys, doors and windows

General hints for operating Vehicle security Activating


tailgate
Anti-theft locking system
9 Warning
9 Warning
Do not drive with the tailgate open
or ajar, e.g. when transporting Do not use the system if there are
bulky objects, since toxic exhaust people in the vehicle! The doors
gases, which can not be seen or cannot be unlocked from the
smelled, could enter the vehicle. inside.
This can cause unconsciousness
and even death. The system deadlocks all the doors.
All doors must be closed otherwise
the system cannot be activated.
Caution Press e on the radio remote control
If the ignition was on, the driver's door
twice within 15 seconds.
Before opening the tailgate check must be opened and closed once so
overhead obstructions, such as that the vehicle can be secured.
a garage door, to avoid damage of Unlocking the vehicle disables the Anti-theft alarm system
the tailgate. Always check the mechanical anti-theft locking system. The anti-theft alarm system is
moving area above and behind the This is not possible with the central combined with the central locking
tailgate. locking button. system.
It monitors:
Note
The installation of certain heavy Doors, tailgate, bonnet
accessories onto the tailgate may Passenger compartment including
affect its ability to remain open. adjoining load compartment
Vehicle inclination, e.g. if it is raised
Ignition
Keys, doors and windows 25

Activation Activation without monitoring of 1. Close tailgate, bonnet, windows


Self-activated 30 seconds after passenger compartment and and sunroof.
locking the vehicle (initialisation of vehicle inclination 2. Press button o. LED in the
the system) button o illuminates for
Directly by pressing e on the radio a maximum of 10 minutes.
remote control once more after 3. Close doors.
locking
4. Activate the anti-theft alarm
Note system.
Changes to the vehicle interior such Status message is displayed in the
as the use of seat covers, and open Driver Information Center.
windows or sunroof, could impair the
function of passenger compartment Status LED
monitoring.

Switch off the monitoring of


passenger compartment and vehicle
inclination when animals are being
left in the vehicle, because of high
volume ultrasonic signals or
movements triggering the alarm.
Switch off as well when the vehicle is
on a ferry or train.

Status LED is integrated in the sensor


on top of the instrument panel.
26 Keys, doors and windows

Status during the first 30 seconds of lights flash simultaneously. The If the control indicator d flashes when
anti-theft alarm system activation: number and duration of alarm signals the ignition is on, there is a fault in the
LED = test, arming delay. are stipulated by legislation. system; the engine cannot be started.
illuminates The alarm can be silenced by Switch off the ignition and then repeat
LED flashes = doors, tailgate or pressing any button of the radio the start attempt.
quickly bonnet not remote control or by switching on the If the control indicator continues
completely closed, ignition. flashing, attempt to start the engine
or system fault. The anti-theft alarm system can be using the spare key and seek the
deactivated only by pressing button assistance of a workshop.
Status after system is armed:
c or by switching on the ignition. Note
LED flashes = system is armed.
If the vehicle's battery is to be The immobiliser does not lock the
slowly
disconnected (e.g. for maintenance doors. You should always lock the
LED flashes = system is disarmed.
work), the alarm siren must be vehicle after leaving it and switch on
quickly
deactivated as follows: switch the the anti-theft alarm system 3 20,
3 times after
unlocking ignition on then off, then disconnect 3 24.
the vehicle's battery within 15 Control indicator d 3 85.
Seek the assistance of a workshop in seconds.
the event of faults.
Deactivation Immobiliser
Unlocking the vehicle deactivates The system is part of the ignition lock
anti-theft alarm system. and checks whether the vehicle is
allowed to be started with the key
Alarm being used.
When triggered, the alarm sounds via The immobiliser is going to be
a separate battery-backed power activated automatically after the key
sounder, and the hazard warning has been removed from the ignition
lock.
Keys, doors and windows 27

Exterior mirrors Folding Electric folding

Convex shape
The convex exterior mirror reduces
blind spots. The shape of the mirror
makes objects appear smaller, which
will affect the abilty to estimate
distances.

Electric adjustment

For pedestrian safety, the exterior Turn control to 7, then push the
mirrors will swing out of their normal control down. Both exterior mirrors
mounting position if they are struck will fold.
with sufficient force. Reposition the Push the control down again - both
mirror by applying slight pressure to exterior mirrors return to their original
the mirror housing. position.
If an electrically folded mirror is
manually extended, pressing down
the control will only electrically extend
Select the relevant exterior mirror by the other mirror.
turning the control to left (L) or right
(R). Then swivel the control to adjust
the mirror.
In position 0 no mirror is selected.
28 Keys, doors and windows

Heated Interior mirrors Automatic anti-dazzle


Manual anti-dazzle

Operated by pressing the button. Dazzle from following vehicles at


Heating works with the engine night is automatically reduced.
running and is switched off To reduce dazzle, adjust the lever on
automatically after a short time. the underside of the mirror housing.
Keys, doors and windows 29

Windows Safety function


If the window glass encounters
Manual windows resistance above the middle of the
The door windows can be opened or window during automatic closing, it is
closed with the window winders. immediately stopped and opened
again.
Power windows Override safety function
In the event of closing difficulties due
9 Warning to frost or the like, pull and hold the
switch. The window moves up without
Take care when operating the safety function. To stop movement,
power windows. Risk of injury, release and pull the switch once
Operate the switch for the respective more.
particularly to children.
window by pushing to open or pulling
If there are children on the rear to close. Child safety system for rear
seats, switch on the child safety windows
Pushing or pulling gently to the first
system for the power windows.
detent: window moves up or down as
Keep a close watch on the long as the switch is operated.
windows when closing them.
Pushing or pulling firmly to the second
Ensure that nothing becomes
detent and then releasing: window
trapped in them as they move.
moves up or down automatically with
enabled safety function. To stop
Switch on ignition to operate power
movement, operate the switch once
windows.
more in the same direction.
30 Keys, doors and windows

Press switch z to deactivate rear Overload Heated rear window


door power windows, the LED If the windows are repeatedly
illuminates. To activate, press z operated within short intervals, the
again. window operation is disabled for
some time.
Operating windows from outside
The windows can be operated Initialising the power windows
remotely from outside the vehicle. If the windows cannot be closed
automatically (e.g. after
disconnecting the vehicle battery),
a warning message or a warning code
is displayed in the Driver Information
Center.
Vehicle messages 3 91.
Activate the window electronics as Operated by pressing the button.
follows: Heating works with the engine
1. Close doors. running and is switched off
automatically after a short time.
2. Switch on ignition.
Depending on the engine type, the
3. Pull switch until the window is
heated rear window comes on
closed and keep pulling for
Press and hold c button to open automatically when the diesel particle
additional 2 seconds.
windows. filter is being cleaned.
4. Repeat for each window.
Press and hold e button to close
windows. Sun visors
Release button to stop window The sun visors can be folded down or
movement. swivelled to the side to prevent
dazzling.
Keys, doors and windows 31

If the sun visors have integral mirrors, Roof


the mirror covers should be closed
when driving. Sunroof
A ticket holder is located on the
backside of the sun visor. 9 Warning
Take care when operating the
sunroof. Risk of injury, particularly
to children.
Keep a close watch on the
movable parts when operating
them. Ensure that nothing
becomes trapped in them as they Open or close
move. Press p or r gently to the first
detent: sunroof is opened or closed
Switch on ignition to operate the with enabled safety function as long
sunroof. as the switch is operated.
Press p or r firmly to the second
detent and then release: the sunroof
is opened or closed automatically
with enabled safety function. To stop
movement, operate the switch once
more.
Raise or close
Press q or r: sunroof is raised or
closed automatically with enabled
safety function.
32 Keys, doors and windows

If the sunroof is raised, it can be Relearning of safety function


opened in one step by pushing p. If the sunroof does not close correctly
after initialising:
Sunblind
1. Open sunroof fully by pressing
The sunblind is manually operated.
switch p.
Close or open the sunblind by sliding.
When the sunroof is open, the 2. Release switch and then press
sunblind is always open. switch p again gently to the first
detent for approx. 30 seconds.
General hints Then close sunroof by pressing
switch r until the sunroof is fully
Safety function closed.
If the sunroof encounters resistance
during automatic closing, it is Press and hold e button to close the
immediately stopped and opened sunroof.
again. Release the button to stop the
Override safety function movement.
In the event of closing difficulties due Initialising of the roof
to frost or the like, hold the switch If the sunroof cannot be closed (e.g.
r pressed to the second detent. after disconnecting the vehicle
The sunroof closes without safety battery), activate the sunroof
function. To stop movement, release electronics as follows:
the switch.
If sunroof is closed, keep the switch
Closing sunroof from outside r pressed for 10 seconds.
The sunroof can be closed remotely If sunroof is open, keep the switch
from outside the vehicle. r pressed until sunroof is fully
closed. Then release switch shortly
and press it again for 10 seconds.
Seats, restraints 33

Seats, restraints Head restraints Adjustment


Head restraints on front seats
Position
Head restraints ............................ 33
9 Warning
Front seats ................................... 34
Rear seats ................................... 38 Only drive with the head restraint
Seat belts ..................................... 38 set to the proper position.
Airbag system .............................. 41
Child restraints ............................. 45

Height adjustment
Press the button, adjust height and
engage.
Active head restraints on front seats
In the event of a rear-end impact, the
front parts of the active head
The upper edge of the head restraint restraints are moved slightly
should be at upper head level. If this forwards. Thus the head is supported
is not possible for extremely tall so that the risk of whiplash injury is
people, set to highest position, and reduced.
set to lowest position for small people.
34 Seats, restraints

Note Front seats Sit with shoulders as far back


Approved accessories may only be against the backrest as possible.
attached, if the seat is not in use. Seat position Set the backrest rake so that it is
Head restraints on rear seats possible to easily reach the
9 Warning steering wheel with arms slightly
bent. Maintain contact between
Only drive with the seat correctly shoulders and the backrest when
adjusted. 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 70.
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
Height adjustment roof frame. Your thighs should rest
Pull the head restraint upwards or lightly on the seat without pressing
press the catch to release and push into it.
the head restraint downwards. Adjust the head restraint 3 33.
Removal Sit with buttocks as far back against Adjust the height of the seat belt
Press both catches, pull the head the backrest as possible. Adjust the 3 39.
restraint upwards and remove. distance between the seat and the Adjust the thigh support so that
pedals so that legs are slightly there is a space approx. two fingers
angled when pressing the pedals. wide between the edge of the seat
Slide the front passenger seat as and the hollow of the knee.
far back as possible.
Seats, restraints 35

Adjust the lumbar support so that it Seat positioning Seat backrests


supports the natural shape of the
spine.

Seat adjustment
9 Danger
Do not sit nearer than 25 cm from
the steering wheel, to permit safe
airbag deployment.

9 Warning
Pull handle, slide seat, release Pull lever, adjust inclination and
Never adjust seats while driving as handle. release lever. Allow the backrest to
they could move uncontrollably. engage audibly.
36 Seats, restraints

Seat height Seat inclination Lumbar support

Lever pumping motion Lever pumping motion Adjust lumbar support using the four-
up = seat higher up = front end higher way switch to suit personal
down = seat lower down = front end lower requirements.
Moving support up and down: push
switch up or down. Increasing and
decreasing support: push switch
forwards or backwards.
Seats, restraints 37

Adjustable thigh support Armrest Heating

Pull the lever and slide the thigh The armrest can be slid forwards by Adjust heating to the desired setting
support. 10 cm. Under the armrest there is by pressing the button for the
a storage compartment. respective seat one or more times
Armrest storage 3 53 with the ignition on. The control
indicator in the button indicates the
setting.
Prolonged use of the highest setting
for people with sensitive skin is not
recommended.
Seat heating is operational when
engine is running.
38 Seats, restraints

Rear seats Seat belts Seat belts are designed to be used by


only one person at a time. They are
Armrest not suitable for people smaller than
5 ft. Child restraint system 3 45.
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 pretensioners
replaced by a workshop.
Note
Make sure that the belts are not
damaged by shoes or sharp-edged
The seat belts are locked during objects or trapped. Prevent dirt from
Fold armrest down. The armrest heavy acceleration or deceleration of getting into the belt retractors.
contains cupholders and a storage the vehicle holding the occupants in Seat belt reminder X 3 81.
box. the sitting position. Thereby the risk of
injury is considerably reduced. Belt force limiters
On the front seats, stress on the body
9 Warning is reduced by the gradual release of
the belt during a collision.
Fasten seat belt before each trip.
Belt pretensioners
In the event of an accident, people
In the event of a head-on or rear-end
not wearing seat belts endanger
collision of a certain severity, the front
their fellow occupants and
seat belts are tightened.
themselves.
Seats, restraints 39

9 Warning Three-point seat belt


Fastening
Incorrect handling (e.g. removal or
fitting of belts) can trigger the belt
pretensioners.

Deployment of the belt pretensioners


is indicated by illumination of control
indicator v 3 81.
Triggered belt pretensioners must be
replaced by a workshop. Belt
pretensioners can only be triggered
once. Loose or bulky clothing prevents the
belt from fitting snugly. Do not place
Note objects such as handbags or mobile
Do not affix or install accessories or phones between the belt and your
other objects that may interfere with Withdraw the belt from the retractor,
body.
the operation of the belt guide it untwisted across the body
pretensioners. Do not make any and insert the latch plate into the
buckle. Tighten the lap belt regularly 9 Warning
modifications to belt pretensioner
components as this will invalidate whilst driving by pulling the shoulder
belt. Seat belt reminder 3 81. The belt must not rest against hard
the vehicle type approval. or fragile objects in the pockets of
your clothing.
40 Seats, restraints

Height adjustment Removing

Adjust the height so that the belt lies


across the shoulder. It must not lie
1. Pull belt out slightly. across the throat or upper arm. To release belt, press red button on
2. Press button. Do not adjust while driving. belt buckle.
3. Adjust height and engage. Seat belts on the rear seats
The seat belt for the rear centre seat
can only be withdrawn from the
retractor if the backrest is in the rear
position.
Seats, restraints 41

Using the seat belt while pregnant Airbag system Note


The airbag systems and belt
The airbag system consists of pretensioner control electronics are
a number of individual systems located in the centre console area.
depending on the scope of Do not put any magnetic objects in
equipment. this area.
When triggered the airbags inflate Do not stick anything on the airbag
within milliseconds. They also deflate covers and do not cover them with
so quickly that it is often unnoticeable other materials.
during the collision. Each airbag is triggered only once.
Have deployed airbags replaced by
9 Warning a workshop. Furthermore, it might be
necessary to have the steering
If handled improperly the airbag wheel, the instrument panel, parts of
9 Warning systems can be triggered in an the panelling, the door seals,
explosive manner. handles and the seats replaced.
The lap belt must be positioned as Do not make any modifications to
low as possible across the pelvis the airbag system as this will
to prevent pressure on the invalidate the vehicle type approval.
abdomen.
When the airbags inflate escaping hot
gases may cause burns.
Control indicator v for airbag systems
3 81.
42 Seats, restraints

Front airbag system 9 Warning


The front airbag system consists of
one airbag in the steering wheel and Optimum protection is only
one in the instrument panel on the provided when the seat is in the
front passenger side. These can be proper position 3 34.
identified by the word AIRBAG. 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.

The inflated airbags cushion the Side airbag system


impact, thereby reducing the risk of
injury to the upper body and head of
the front seat occupants
considerably.

There are also warning labels on both


sides of the sunblind on the front
passenger side.
The front airbag system is triggered in
the event of a front-end impact of
a certain severity. The ignition needs
to be switched on.
Seats, restraints 43

The side airbag system consists of an


airbag in each front seat backrest. 9 Warning
This can be identified by the word
AIRBAG. Keep the area in which the airbag
inflates clear of obstructions.
The side airbag system is triggered in
the event of a side impact of a certain Note
severity. The ignition needs to be Only use protective seat covers that
switched on. have been approved for the vehicle.
Be careful not to cover the airbags.
Curtain airbag system
The curtain airbag system consists of
an airbag in the roof frame on each The inflated airbags cushion the
side. This can be identified by the impact, thereby reducing the risk of
word AIRBAG on the roof pillars. injury to the head in the event of
The curtain airbag system is triggered a side-on impact considerably.
in the event of a side-on impact of
a certain severity. The ignition needs 9 Warning
to be switched on.
Keep the area in which the airbag
inflates clear of obstructions.
The inflated airbags cushion the The hooks on the handles in the
impact, thereby reducing the risk of roof frame are only suitable for
injury to the upper body and pelvis in hanging up light articles of
the event of a side-on collision clothing, without coat hangers. Do
considerably. not keep any items in these
clothes.
44 Seats, restraints

Airbag deactivation Use the ignition key to choose the


position:
The front passenger airbag system
has to be deactivated if a child * = front passenger airbag is
restraint system is to be fitted on this deactivated and will not inflate
seat. The side airbag and curtain in the event of a collision.
airbag systems, the belt tensioners Control indicator * illuminates
and all driver airbag systems will continuously. A child restraint
remain active. system can be installed in
accordance with the
chart Child restraint
installation locations 3 47.
No adult person is allowed to
occupy the front passenger As long as the control indicator * is
seat. not illuminated, the front passenger
V = front passenger airbag is airbag system will inflate in the event
active. A child restraint system of a collision.
must not be installed.
If both control indicators are
illuminated at the same time, there is
9 Danger a system failure. The status of the
system is not discernible, therefore
Risk of fatal injury for a child using no person is allowed to occupy the
The front passenger airbag system a child restraint system on a seat front passenger seat. Contact
can be deactivated via a key- with activated front passenger a workshop immediately.
operated switch on the right side of airbag.
the instrument panel. Consult a workshop immediately, if
Risk of fatal injury for an adult none of the two control indicators is
person on a seat with deactivated illuminated.
front passenger airbag.
Change status only when the vehicle
is stopped with the ignition off.
Seats, restraints 45

Status remains until the next change. Child restraints 9 Warning


Control indicator for airbag
deactivation 3 82. Child restraint systems When using a child restraint
We recommend the Vauxhall child system on the front passenger
restraint system which is tailored seat, the airbag systems for the
specifically to the vehicle. front passenger seat must be
When a child restraint system is being deactivated; if not, the triggering of
used, pay attention to the following the airbags poses a risk of fatal
usage and installation instructions injury to the child.
and also those supplied with the child This is especially the case if rear-
restraint system. facing child restraint systems are
Always comply with local or national used on the front passenger seat.
regulations. In some countries, the
use of child restraint systems is Selecting the right system
forbidden on certain seats. Children should travel facing
rearwards in the vehicle as long as
possible. This makes sure that the
child's backbone, which is still very
weak, is under less strain in the event
of an accident.
Children under the age of 12 years
that are smaller than 5 ft are only
allowed to travel in a restraint system
that is suitable for the child. Suitable
are restraint systems that comply with
ECE 44-03 or ECE 44-04. Since
a proper position of the belt is rarely
possible with a child that is smaller
46 Seats, restraints

than 5 ft, we strongly advise to use an


appropriate child restraint system,
even though this might, due to the age
of the child, no longer be legally
binding.
Ensure that the child restraint system
to be installed is compatible with the
vehicle type.
Ensure that the mounting location of
the child restraint system within the
vehicle is correct.
Allow children to enter and exit the
vehicle only on the side facing away
from the traffic.
When the child restraint system is not
in use, secure the seat with a seat belt
or remove it from the vehicle.
Note
Do not stick anything on the child
restraint systems and do not cover
them with any other materials.
A child restraint system which has
been subjected to stress in an
accident must be replaced.
Seats, restraints 47

Child restraint installation locations


Permissible options for fitting a child restraint system
On front passenger seat
Weight and age class activated airbag deactivated airbag On rear outboard seats On rear centre seat
Group 0: up to 10 kg X U1 U2 U
or approx. 10 months
Group 0+: up to 13 kg X U1 U2 U
or approx. 2 years
Group I: 9 to 18 kg X U1 U2 U
or approx. 8 months to 4 years
Group II: 15 to 25 kg X X U U
or approx. 3 to 7 years
Group III: 22 to 36 kg X X U U
or approx. 6 to 12 years

1 = Only if front passenger seat airbag systems are deactivated. If the child restraint system is being secured using a three-
point seat belt, move seat height adjustment to uppermost position and ensure that vehicle safety belt runs forwards
from the upper anchorage point.
2 = Seat available with ISOFIX and Top-Tether mounting brackets.

U = Universal suitability in conjunction with three-point seat belt.


X = No child restraint system permitted in this weight class.
48 Seats, restraints

Permissible options for fitting an ISOFIX child restraint system


Weight class Size class Fixture On front passenger seat On rear outboard seats On rear centre seat
Group 0: up to 10 kg E ISO/R1 X IL X
Group 0+: up to 13 kg E ISO/R1 X IL X
D ISO/R2 X IL X
C ISO/R3 X IL X
Group I: 9 to 18 kg D ISO/R2 X IL X
C ISO/R3 X IL X
B ISO/F2 X IL, IUF X
B1 ISO/F2X X IL, IUF X
A ISO/F3 X IL, IUF X

IL = Suitable for particular ISOFIX restraint systems of the 'specific-vehicle', 'restricted' or 'semi-universal' categories.
The ISOFIX restraint system must be approved for the specific vehicle type.
IUF = Suitable for ISOFIX forward-facing child restraint systems of universal category approved for use in this weight
class.
X = No ISOFIX child restraint system approved in this weight class.
Seats, restraints 49

ISOFIX size class and seat device


A ISO/F3 = Forward-facing child restraint system for children of maximum size in the weight class 9 to 18 kg.
B ISO/F2 = Forward-facing child restraint system for smaller children in the weight class 9 to 18 kg.
B1 ISO/F2X = Forward-facing child restraint system for smaller children in the weight class 9 to 18 kg.
C ISO/R3 = Rear-facing child restraint system for children of maximum size in the weight class up to 13 kg.
D ISO/R2 = Rear-facing child restraint system for smaller children in the weight class up to 13 kg.
E ISO/R1 = Rear-facing child restraint system for young children in the weight class up to 13 kg.
50 Seats, restraints

ISOFIX child restraint systems

In addition to the Isofix mounting


fasten the Top-tether strap to the Top-
Fasten vehicle-approved ISOFIX tether fastening eyes. The strap must
child restraint systems to the ISOFIX run between the two guide rods of the
mounting brackets. Specific vehicle head restraint.
ISOFIX child restraint system
positions are marked in the table by ISOFIX child restraint systems of
IL. universal category positions are
marked in the table by IUF.
ISOFIX mounting brackets are
indicated by a label on the backrest.

Top-tether fastening eyes


Top-tether fastening eyes are marked
with the symbol : for a child seat.
Storage 51

Storage Storage compartments Cupholders


Glovebox
Storage compartments ................ 51
Load compartment ....................... 63
Roof rack system ......................... 68
Loading information ..................... 68

Cupholders are located in the centre


console.
The glovebox features a pen holder,
a credit card holder and a place to
store coins.
The intermediate shelf can be
removed.
The glovebox should be closed whilst
driving.
52 Storage

Depending on the version, Front storage Sunglasses storage


cupholders are located under a cover
in the centre console. Slide cover
backwards. Bottles can be stowed
after folding up the intermediate shelf
3 54.

A storage compartment is located Fold down and open.


next to the steering wheel.
Do not use for storing heavy objects.

Additional cupholders are located in


the rear armrest. Fold down the
armrest.
Storage 53

Underseat storage Armrest storage Storage in the rear armrest


Storage under the front armrest

Push button in the recess and pull out Fold down armrest and open cover.
drawer. Maximum load: 3 kg. To Close cover before folding the
close, push in and engage. Push button to fold up the armrest.
armrest up.
The armrest must be in rearmost
Depending on the version, the tyre position.
repair kit is stowed in the drawer.
54 Storage

Centre console storage A further storage compartment is


located under the intermediate shelf.
Front console Fold up the intermediate shelf and fix
it in vertical position. The frame of the
cupholder can be reintegrated to stow
bottles.
Rear console

Push button to remove the frame of


the cupholder. The frame can be
stowed in the glovebox.
The storage container can be used to
store small items.
Depending on the version, a storage
compartment is located under
a cover. Pull out the drawer.
Slide cover backwards.
Caution
Do not use for ash.
Storage 55

Rear carrier system Extending


Open the tailgate.

9 Warning
No-one should be in the extension
zone of the rear carrier system,
risk of injury.

Completely pull out the rear carrier


system until you hear it engage.
The rear carrier system (Flex-Fix
Ensure that it is not possible to push
system) allows bikes to be attached to
in the rear carrier system without
a pull-out carrier integrated into the
pulling the release lever again
vehicle floor.
The maximum load is 40 kg. 9 Warning
If not in use, the carrier system can be
slid back into the vehicle floor. It is only permissible to fit objects
A multifunction box is offered as an Pull release lever up. The system to the rear carrier system if the
accessory for the rear carrier system. disengages and travels quickly out of system has been correctly
The transportation of other objects is the bumper. engaged. If the rear carrier system
not permitted. will not engage correctly, do not fit
objects to the system and slide the
There must not be any objects on the system back. Seek the assistance
bicycles that could become loose of a workshop.
during transportation.
56 Storage

Install the tail lamps Open out the bulb holder on the back
of the tail lamp completely.

Check the cable and lamp position to


make sure these are correctly
First remove the rear (1), then the installed and are securely located.
front (2) tail lamp from the recesses. Push the clamping lever down and
push the bulb holder into the retainer
until it hits the stop.
Perform this procedure for both tail
lamps.
Storage 57

Lock the rear carrier system Unfold pedal crank recesses

Remove the pedal crank mounts from


the pedal crank recesses.
Swivel the left clamping lever (1) back Fold one or both pedal crank
first, followed by the right clamping recesses upwards until the diagonal
lever (2) until they stop. Both support engages.
clamping levers must point
backwards, otherwise safe
functionality is not guaranteed.
Note
Close the tailgate!
58 Storage

Adapting the rear carrier system Prepare the bicycle for


to a bicycle attachment

Push the release lever on the strap


retainer and remove the strap
retainer.
Press the release lever and withdraw Rotate the left pedal (without a chain
the wheel recesses. cog) vertically downwards. The pedal
on the left pedal crank must be
horizontal.
The front bicycle must have its front
wheel facing left.
The rear bicycle must have its front
wheel facing right.
Storage 59

Attaching a bicycle to the rear Put on the bicycle. The pedal crank
carrier system here must be placed in the pedal
crank recess opening as shown in the
illustration.

Caution
Make sure that the pedal does not
touch the surface of the rear end
carrier. Otherwise the bottom
bracket might be damaged during
the transport.
If the bicycle has curved pedal
cranks, screw in the pedal crank unit
all the way (position 1).
With the rotary lever on the pedal
crank recess, roughly adapt the
adjustable pedal crank unit to the
protrusion of the pedal crank.
If the bicycle has straight pedal
cranks, unscrew the pedal crank unit
completely (position 5).

Insert pedal crank mount into outer


rail of each pedal crank recess from
above and slide downwards till at
least underneath the notching.
60 Storage

Place the wheel recesses such that Place the bicycle upright using the
the bicycle is more or less horizontal. rotary lever on the pedal crank
Here, the distance between the recess.
pedals and the tailgate should be at If the two bicycles obstruct one
least 2 inches. another, the relative positions of the
Both bicycle tyres must be in the bicycles can be adapted by adjusting
wheel recesses. In order to prevent the wheel recesses and the rotary
damage, neither the pedal bearing lever on the pedal crank recess until
housing on the bicycle nor the pedal the bicycles no longer touch one
crank is allowed to be touching the another. Make sure there is sufficient
pedal crank recess. clearance to the vehicle.

Attach the pedal crank by rotating the


attachment screw on the pedal crank
mount.

Align the bicycle in the longitudinal Tighten the attachment screw for the
direction of the vehicle: Slightly pedal bearing mount to its maximum
loosen the pedal mount. point.
Storage 61

Secure both bicycle wheels to wheel Hold on to the bicycle, loosen the
recesses using strap retainers. attachment screw for the pedal
Check the bicycle to make sure it is bearing mount, then lift the pedal
secure. bearing mount to remove it.
The settings for the wheel recesses Retracting the rear carrier system
and on the rotary lever on the pedal
crank recess should be noted and
saved for each bicycle. Correct
presetting will facilitate refitting of the
bicycle.
Removing a bicycle from the rear
carrier system Insert the strap retainer and pull
tightly downwards as far as possible.

Push the pedal crank mounts into the


pedal crank recess.

Undo strap retainers on both bicycle


tyres.
62 Storage

Press release lever and slide in wheel Push the clamping lever down and
recesses all the way as far as they will pull both lamp supports out of the
go. recesses.

Swivel first the right clamping lever


(1) forwards, followed by the left
clamping lever (2), until they can be
engaged in their respective recesses.
Disengage the locking lever on the Fold in the bulb holders on the backs
diagonal support and fold both pedal of the tail lamps.
crank recesses down. First place the front (1) tail lamp, then
the rear (2) tail lamp in the recesses
9 Warning and push down as far as possible.
Push cables all the way into all guides
Risk of pinching. in order to prevent damage.
Storage 63

Load compartment Guide the seat belts through side


supports to protect them against
damage. When folding the backrests,
Folding down rear seat backrests pull the seat belts along with them.
The rear seat backrest is divided into Pull the release lever on one or both
two parts. Both parts can be folded sides and fold down the backrests
down. onto the seat cushion.
Remove the load compartment cover
if necessary.
Press and hold the catch, then push
the head restraints down.
Fold up the rear armrest.
Open the tailgate.
Push the release lever up and push
the system into the bumper until it
engages.
Release lever must return to original
position.

9 Warning If the vehicle is to be loaded via a rear


door, take the seat belt out of the seat
If the system cannot be correctly backrest guide and put it behind the
engaged, please seek the retainer like shown in the illustration.
assistance of a workshop.
To fold up, raise the backrests and
guide them into an upright position
until they engage audibly.
64 Storage

Ensure that the seat belts of the Opening the pass-through in the
outboard seats are placed in the 9 Warning
rear centre backrest
corresponding belt guides. Fold down the rear armrest.
Only drive the vehicle if the
backrests are securely locked into
position. Otherwise there is a risk
of personal injury or damage to the
load or vehicle in the event of
heavy braking or a collision.

The backrests are properly engaged Pull the grip and open the cover.
when the red marks on both sides
near the release lever are no longer Suitable for loading long, narrow
visible. objects.
Ensure that the cover engages after
folding up.
The seat belt of the centre seat could
be blocked when the backrest is
folded up too quickly. To unlock the
retractor, push in the seat belt or pull
it out by approximately 20 millimetres
and then let go.
Storage 65

Removing Lift cover at the rear and pull it from


the side guides.
If the height adjustable cover is
mounted in the middle or upper
position, the load compartment cover
can be stowed below it.
Height adjustable cover 3 65
Fitting
Engage cover in side guides and fold
downwards. Attach retaining straps to
tailgate.
The closed cover can be secured
from the side of the load Rear floor storage cover
compartment. Turn the knob 90: Unhook retaining straps from tailgate.
knob = cover secured from
horizontal the side of the
passenger room
knob = cover not secured
vertical
Storage in the load compartment
Depending on the version, a storage
compartment is located under the
load compartment cover.

Load compartment cover


Do not place any objects on the cover.
66 Storage

The rear floor cover can be lifted and The height adjustable cover can be To lift the cover to a higher level, pull
hooked in with the loop. mounted in three positions: the loop backwards and lift the rear
directly above the rear floor cover edge of the cover onto the
Caution (1), corresponding supports.
in a middle position (2) Lowering
Only use the hook for hanging up
the rear floor cover and the height or in an upper position (3).
adjustable cover.
Caution
Height adjustable cover
Ensure that the front and rear end
of the height adjustable cover are
attached to the same level.

Lifting

To lower the cover, pull the strap


backwards and push down the front
center of the cover at the same time.

Caution
Do not lower the height adjustable
cover to position 1 in vehicles
equipped with subwoofer. The
subwoofer could be damaged.
Storage 67

Note Lashing eyes Warning triangle


If mounted in position 2 or 3, the
space between the rear floor
cover and the height adjustable
cover can be used as a stowage
compartment.
The height adjustable cover can
be lifted and hooked in with the
strap when it is mounted in
position 1 or 2.
If mounted in position 2, an almost
completely flat load bay is created
if the rear seat backrests are
folded forwards.
The lashing eyes are designed to Stow the warning triangle in the space
The height adjustable cover is
secure items against slippage, e.g. behind the strap on the right side of
able to withstand a load of no more
using lashing straps or luggage net. the load compartment.
than 100 kg.
Opening the side covers (e.g.
when exchanging the rear light
bulbs) is only possible with the
height adjustable cover mounted
in position 1 or 2.
68 Storage

First aid kit Roof rack system Loading information


Roof rack
For safety reasons and to avoid
damage to the roof, the vehicle
approved roof rack system is
recommended.
Follow the installation instructions
and remove the roof rack when not in
use.

Stow the first aid kit in the stowage


behind the warning triangle. Heavy objects in the load
Before first use push the interior trim compartment should be placed
outwards at the perforated line to get against the seat backrests. Ensure
access to the stowage. that the backrests are securely
engaged. If objects can be stacked,
heavier objects should be placed at
the bottom.
Secure objects with lashing straps
attached to the lashing eyes 3 67.
Detach the cover from each mounting
Attach the height adjustable cover
point by using a coin.
in the lowest position (1) 3 65.
Storage 69

Use the four hooks at the side walls Do not drive with an open load Driving with a roof load increases
of the load compartment for compartment. the sensitivity of the vehicle to
hanging up carrier bags. Maximum cross-winds and has a detrimental
load: 5 kg per hook. 9 Warning effect on vehicle handling due to
Secure loose objects in the load the vehicle's higher centre of
compartment to prevent them from Always make sure that the load in gravity. Distribute the load evenly
sliding. the vehicle is securely stowed. and secure it properly with retaining
Otherwise objects can be thrown straps. Adjust the tyre pressure and
When transporting objects in the vehicle speed according to the load
around inside the vehicle and
load compartment, the backrests of conditions. Check and retighten the
cause personal injury or damage
the rear seats must not be angled straps frequently.
to the load or car.
forward.
The permissible roof load is 75 kg.
Do not allow the load to protrude The payload is the difference The roof load is the combined
above the upper edge of the between the permitted gross weight of the roof rack and the load.
backrests. vehicle weight (see identification
Do not place any objects on the plate 3 187) and the EC kerb
load compartment cover or the weight.
instrument panel, and do not cover To calculate the payload, enter the
the sensor on top of the instrument data for your vehicle in the Weights
panel. table at the front of this manual.
The load must not obstruct the The EC kerb weight includes
operation of the pedals, parking weights for the driver (68 kg),
brake and gear selector lever, or luggage (7 kg) and all fluids (tank
hinder the freedom of movement of 90 % full).
the driver. Do not place any Optional equipment and
unsecured objects in the interior. accessories increase the kerb
weight.
70 Instruments and controls

Instruments and Controls Steering wheel controls


controls Steering wheel adjustment

Controls ....................................... 70
Warning lights, gauges and
indicators ..................................... 76
Information displays ..................... 87
Vehicle messages ........................ 91
Trip computer ............................... 97
Vehicle personalisation ................ 99
The Infotainment system, the cruise
control and a connected mobile
Unlock lever, adjust steering wheel, phone can be operated via the
then engage lever and ensure it is controls on the steering wheel.
fully locked. Further information is available in the
Do not adjust steering wheel unless Infotainment system manual.
vehicle is stationary and steering Cruise control 3 135.
wheel lock has been released.
Instruments and controls 71

Heated steering wheel Horn

The recommended grip areas of the


steering wheel are heated quicker
Activate heating by pressing * and to a higher temperature than the Press j.
button. Activation is indicated by the other areas.
LED in the button.
72 Instruments and controls

Windscreen wiper/washer Adjustable wiper interval Automatic wiping with rain sensor

Windscreen wiper

Wiper lever in position P. P = automatic wiping with rain


Turn the adjuster wheel to adjust the sensor
2 = fast
desired wipe interval: The rain sensor detects the amount of
1 = slow
P = interval wiping short = turn adjuster wheel water on the windscreen and
= off interval upwards automatically regulates the frequency
long = turn adjuster wheel of the windscreen wiper.
For a single wipe when the interval downwards
windscreen wiper is off, press the
lever down.
Do not use if the windscreen is frozen.
Switch off in car washes.
Instruments and controls 73

Adjustable sensitivity of the rain Windscreen and headlight


sensor washer

Keep the sensor free from dust, dirt


and ice.
Turn the adjuster wheel to adjust the Pull lever. Washer fluid is sprayed
sensitivity: onto the windscreen and the wiper
low = turn adjuster wheel wipes a few times.
sensitivity downwards If the headlights are on, washer fluid
high = turn adjuster wheel is also sprayed onto the headlights.
sensitivity upwards Afterwards the headlight washer
system is inoperative for 2 minutes.
74 Instruments and controls

Rear window wiper/washer Outside temperature

Push lever. Washer fluid is sprayed


onto the rear window and the wiper
Push the rocker switch to activate the wipes a few times. A drop in temperature is indicated
rear window wiper: immediately and a rise in temperature
The rear window wiper comes on after a time delay.
upper = continuous automatically when the windscreen
position operation wiper is switched on and reverse gear If outside temperature drops to 3 C,
lower = intermittent is engaged. the symbol 4 illuminates in the Driver
position operation Information Center with Uplevel-
Activation or deactivation of this Display or in the Info-Display as
middle = off
function can be changed in the menu a warning for icy road conditions. 4
position
Settings in the Info-Display.
remains illuminated until
Vehicle personalisation 3 99. temperatures reach at least 5 C.
The rear window washer system is
deactivated when the fluid level is
low.
Instruments and controls 75

Set date and time Set date format: Changes


Press the CONFIG button. The menu indication of date between MM/DD/
Settings is displayed. YYYY and DD.MM.YYYY.
Select Time & Date. Display digital clock: Switches on/
off indication of time on the display.
RDS clock synchronization: The
RDS signal of most VHF
transmitters automatically sets the
time. RDS time synchronisation
can take a few minutes. Some
transmitters do not send a correct
time signal. In such cases, it is
Additionally a warning message is recommended to switch off
displayed in the Driver Information automatic time synchronisation.
Center with Uplevel-Display. Vehicle personalisation 3 99.

9 Warning
Selectable setting options:
The road surface may already be Set time: Changes the time shown
icy even though the display on the display.
indicates a few degrees above
0 C. Set date: Changes the date shown
on the display.
Clock Set time format: Changes
indication of hours between 12
Date and time are shown in the Info- hours and 24 hours.
Display.
76 Instruments and controls

Power outlets A further 12 V power outlet is located Warning lights, gauges


in the rear console. Fold the cover
downwards. and indicators
Do not exceed the maximum power Speedometer
consumption of 120 watts.
With ignition off, the power outlets are
deactivated. Additionally the power
outlets are deactivated in the event of
low battery voltage.
Electrical accessories that are
connected must comply with the
electromagnetic compatibility
requirements laid down in DIN VDE
40 839.
A 12 V power outlet is located in the
front console. Do not connect any current-delivering
accessories, e.g. electrical charging
devices or batteries.
Indicates vehicle speed.
Do not damage the outlet by using
unsuitable plugs.
Instruments and controls 77

Odometer Tachometer Fuel gauge

The bottom line displays the recorded Displays the engine speed. Displays the fuel level in the tank.
distance. Drive in a low engine speed range for Control indicator i illuminates if the
each gear as much as possible. level in the tank is low. Refuel
Trip odometer immediately.
The top line displays the recorded Caution Never run the tank dry.
distance since the last reset. Because of the fuel remaining in the
If the needle is in the red warning
To reset, hold the reset knob zone, the maximum permitted tank, the top-up quantity may be less
depressed for a few seconds with the engine speed is exceeded. Engine than the specified tank capacity.
ignition on. at risk.
78 Instruments and controls

Engine coolant temperature Caution


In the Uplevel-Display the remaining
gauge oil life duration is displayed in the
Vehicle Information Menu.
If engine coolant temperature is
too high, stop vehicle, switch off In the Midlevel-Display the remaining
engine. Danger to engine. Check engine oil life duration is displayed by
coolant level. the control indicator I, thereby the
ignition has to be switched on, but
engine not running.
Service display
The menu and function can be
The engine oil life system lets you selected via the buttons on the turn
know when to change the engine oil signal lever.
and filter. Based on driving
conditions, the interval at which an To display the remaining engine oil
engine oil and filter change will be life duration:
indicated can vary considerably.
Displays the coolant temperature.
left area = engine operating
temperature not yet
reached
central = normal operating
area temperature
right area = temperature too high

Press the MENU button to select the


Vehicle Information Menu.
Instruments and controls 79

Turn the adjuster wheel to select switched on, most control indicators
Remaining Oil Life. will illuminate briefly as a functionality
The system must be reset every time test.
the engine oil is changed to allow The control indicator colours mean:
proper functionality. Seek the red = danger, important
assistance of a workshop. reminder
Press the SET/CLR button to reset yellow = warning, information, fault
while applying the brake pedal. green = confirmation of activation
Thereby the ignition has to be blue = confirmation of activation
switched on, but engine not running. white = confirmation of activation
When the system has calculated that
engine oil life has been diminished,
Change Engine Oil Soon or a warning
code appears in the Driver
Information Center. Have engine oil
and filter changed by a workshop
within one week or 300 miles
(whichever occurs first).
Driver Information Center 3 87.
Service information 3 184.

Control indicators
The control indicators described are
not present in all vehicles. The
description applies to all instrument
versions. When the ignition is
80 Instruments and controls

Control indicators in the instrument cluster


Instruments and controls 81

Control indicators in the centre Bulb replacement 3 153, Fuses Flashes


console 3 160. After starting off when the seat belt is
Turn signals 3 109. unfastened.
Fastening the seat belt 3 39.
Seat belt reminder
Airbag and belt tensioners
Seat belt reminder on front seats
v illuminates red.
X for driver's seat illuminates or
flashes red. When the ignition is switched on, the
control indicator illuminates for
k for front passenger seat illuminates
approx. 4 seconds. If it does not
or flashes red, when seat is occupied.
illuminate, does not go out after
Illuminates 4 seconds or illuminates whilst
After the ignition has been switched driving, there is a fault in the airbag
on until the seat belt has been system. Seek the assistance of
fastened. a workshop. The airbags and belt
Turn signal pretensioners may fail to trigger in the
O illuminates or flashes green. Flashes event of an accident.
After having started the engine for Deployment of the belt pretensioners
Illuminates briefly a maximum of 100 seconds until the or airbags is indicated by continuous
The parking lights are switched on. seat belt has been fastened. illumination of v.
Flashes Seat belt status on rear seats
A turn signal or the hazard warning X flashes or illuminates.
flashers are activated.
Illuminates
Rapid flashing: failure of a turn signal After the ignition has been switched
light or associated fuse, failure of turn on when the seat belt has been
signal light on trailer. fastened.
82 Instruments and controls

9 Warning Charging system Flashes when the engine is


p illuminates red. running
Have the cause of the fault Fault that could lead to catalytic
Illuminates when the ignition is
remedied immediately by converter damage. Ease up on the
switched on and goes out shortly after
a workshop. accelerator until the flashing stops.
the engine starts.
Seek the assistance of a workshop
Belt pretensioners, airbag system Illuminates when the engine is immediately.
3 38, 3 41. running
Stop, switch off engine. Battery is not Service vehicle soon
Airbag deactivation charging. Engine cooling may be g illuminates yellow.
interrupted. The brake servo unit may
V illuminates yellow. cease to be effective. Seek the Additionaly a warning message or
The front passenger airbag is assistance of a workshop. a warning code is displayed.
activated. The vehicle needs a service.
* illuminates yellow. Malfunction indicator light Seek the assistance of a workshop.
The front passenger airbag is Z illuminates or flashes yellow. Vehicle messages 3 91.
deactivated 3 44. Illuminates when the ignition is
switched on and goes out shortly after Brake and clutch system
9 Danger the engine starts. & illuminates red.
Risk of fatal injury for a child using Illuminates when the engine is Illuminates when the manual parking
a child restraint system together running brake is released if the brake and
with activated front passenger Fault in the emission control system. clutch fluid level is too low 3 151.
airbag. The permitted emission limits may be
Risk of fatal injury for an adult exceeded. Seek the assistance of
person with deactivated front a workshop immediately.
passenger airbag.
Instruments and controls 83

9 Warning Electrical parking brake fault ABS. The brake system remains
operational but without ABS
j illuminates or flashes yellow.
regulation.
Stop. Do not continue your
journey. Consult a workshop. Illuminates Antilock brake system 3 130.
Electrical parking brake is operating
Illuminates after the ignition is with degraded performance 3 131. Upshift
switched on if the manual parking Flashes [ illuminates green.
brake is applied 3 131.
Electrical parking brake is in service Due to a high engine speed an upshift
mode. Stop vehicle, apply and is recommended for fuel saving.
Electrical parking brake release the electrical parking brake to
m illuminates or flashes red. reset.
Variable effort steering
Illuminates 9 Warning c illuminates yellow.
Electrical parking brake is applied Fault in variable effort steering
3 131. Have the cause of the fault system. This may lead to a partial or
remedied immediately by complete failure of the steering
Flashes a workshop. support. Consult a workshop.
Electrical parking brake is not fully
applied or released. Switch on Vehicles with engine A 20 DTH:
Antilock brake system (ABS)
ignition, press foot brake pedal and Failure in the electronic steering
attempt to reset the system by first u illuminates yellow. support. This may lead to a higher
releasing and then applying the Illuminates for a few seconds after the steering effort at low vehicle speed.
electrical parking brake. If m remains ignition is switched on. The system is Consult a workshop.
flashing, do not drive and seek the ready for operation when the control
assistance of a workshop. indicator goes out. Lane departure warning
If the control indicator does not go out ) illuminates green or yellow or
after a few seconds, or if it illuminates flashes yellow.
while driving, there is a fault in the
84 Instruments and controls

Illuminates green Electronic Stability Control Preheating


System is switched on and ready to b illuminates or flashes yellow. ! illuminates yellow.
operate.
Illuminates Preheating is activated. Only
Illuminates yellow A fault in the system is present.
activates when outside temperature
No lane marking is detected. is low.
Continued driving is possible. Driving
Flashes yellow stability, however, may deteriorate
depending on road surface Diesel particle filter
System recognizes an unintended
lane change. conditions. % illuminates or flashes yellow.
Have the cause of the fault remedied The diesel particle filter requires
by a workshop. cleaning.
Ultrasonic parking assist
r illuminates yellow. Flashes Continue driving until % goes off. If
The system is actively engaged. possible do not allow engine speed to
Fault in system drop below 2000 rpm.
Engine output may be reduced and
or the vehicle may be braked
Illuminates
Fault due to sensors that are dirty or automatically to a small degree.
covered by ice or snow The diesel particle filter is full. Start
Electronic Stability Control 3 133. cleaning process as soon as
or possible.
Interference due to external sources Electronic Stability Control off Flashes
of ultrasound. Once the source of n flashes yellow.
interference is removed, the system The maximum filling level of the filter
will operate normally. The system is deactivated. is reached. Start cleaning process
immediately to avoid damage to the
Have the cause of the fault in the
Traction Control system off engine.
system remedied by a workshop.
k flashes yellow. Diesel particle filter 3 124.
Ultrasonic parking assist 3 137.
The system is deactivated.
Instruments and controls 85

Tyre pressure monitoring Illuminates when the engine is Check oil level before seeking the
system running assistance of a workshop 3 149.
w illuminates or flashes yellow.
Caution Low fuel
Illuminates i illuminates yellow.
Tyre pressure loss. Stop immediately Engine lubrication may be
interrupted. This may result in Level in fuel tank is too low.
and check tyre pressure.
damage to the engine and/or Catalytic converter 3 125.
Flashes locking of the drive wheels. Bleeding the diesel fuel system
Fault in system or tyre without 3 152.
pressure sensor mounted (e.g. spare 1. Depress clutch.
wheel). After 60 - 90 seconds the 2. Select neutral gear, set selector
control indicator illuminates lever to N.
Immobiliser
continuously. Consult a workshop. d flashes yellow.
3. Move out of the flow of traffic as
quickly as possible without Fault in the immobiliser system. The
Engine oil pressure impeding other vehicles. engine cannot be started.
I illuminates red. 4. Switch off ignition.
Illuminates when the ignition is Reduced engine power
switched on and goes out shortly after 9 Warning # illuminates yellow.
the engine starts.
The engine power is limited. Consult
When the engine is off,
a workshop.
considerably more force is needed
to brake and steer.
Do not remove key until vehicle is Apply footbrake
stationary, otherwise the steering - illuminates yellow.
wheel lock could engage
unexpectedly.
86 Instruments and controls

Brake pedal needs to be depressed Control indicator f flashes for approx. Rain sensor
to release the electrical parking brake 4 seconds after the ignition is
< illuminates green.
3 131. switched on as a reminder that the
system has been activated 3 106. The automatic rain sensor is
activated 3 72.
Exterior light Automatic light control 3 104.
8 illuminates green.
Daytime running light Cruise control
The exterior lights are on 3 104.
m illuminates white or green.
l illuminates green. @ illuminates green.
The automatic light control is The daytime running light is on. Illuminates white
switched on 3 104. The system is on.
Fog light Illuminates green
High beam > illuminates green. A certain speed is stored.
C illuminates blue. The front fog lights are on 3 109. Cruise control 3 135.
Illuminated when high beam is on and
during headlight flash 3 105. Rear fog light Door open
r illuminates yellow. h illuminates red.
Adaptive forward lighting The rear fog light is on 3 109. A door or the tailgate is open.
f illuminates or flashes yellow.
Illuminates Low washer fluid
Fault in system. G illuminates yellow.
Seek the assistance of a workshop. The washer fluid level is low.
Washer fluid 3 151.
Flashes
System switched to symmetrical low
beam.
Instruments and controls 87

Information displays
Driver Information Center

The following main menus, Press the MENU button to switch


depending on the vehicle between the menus or to return from
configuration, can be selected: a submenu to the next higher menu
Vehicle Information Menu level.
The Driver Information Center (DIC)
is located in the instrument cluster Trip/Fuel Information Menu
between speedometer and Some of the displayed functions differ
tachometer. It is available as between vehicle driving and standstill
Midlevel-Display or Uplevel-Display. and some functions are only active
when the vehicle is driving.
Vehicle personalisation 3 99.
Memorised settings 3 20.
Selecting menus and functions
The menus and functions can be
selected via the buttons on the turn
signal lever.
88 Instruments and controls

Turn the adjuster wheel to highlight Battery Voltage: Display of battery


a menu option or to set a numeric voltage
value. Speed Warning: If exceeding the
preset speed, a warning chime will
be activated
Language: Displayed language can
be changed
Selection and indication can be
different between Midlevel- and
Uplevel-Display.
Trip/Fuel Information Menu
Follow the instructions given in the Press the MENU button to select the
submenus. Trip/Fuel Information Menu.
Possible submenus: Turn the adjuster wheel to select one
Press the SET/CLR button to select Unit: Displayed units can be of the submenus. Press the SET/
a function or to confirm a message. changed CLR button to confirm.

Vehicle Information Menu Tire Pressure: 3 167


Press the MENU button to select the Remaining Oil Life: 3 78
Vehicle Information Menu. Coolant Temperature: Display of
Turn the adjuster wheel to select one engine coolant temperature 3 78
of the submenus. Press the SET/ Relearn Remote Key: Relearn after
CLR button to confirm. battery replacement
Compass: Display of compass in
combination with navigation
system
Instruments and controls 89

Graphic-Info-Display

Trip/Fuel Information Menu, Trip Graphic-Info-Display indicates:


Computer3 97. time 3 75
Depending on the Infotainment
Traffic sign assistant 3 95. system, the Graphic-Info-Display is outside temperature 3 74
Tyre pressure monitoring system available in two versions. date 3 75
3 167.
Infotainment system, see
description in the infotainment
Graphic-Info-Display, Colour- manual
Info-Display settings for vehicle personalisation
Depending on the vehicle 3 99
configuration the vehicle has
a Graphic- or Colour-Info-Display.
The Info-Display is located in the
instrument panel above the
Infotainment system.
90 Instruments and controls

Colour-Info-Display vehicle messages 3 91 Selecting with the Infotainment


settings for vehicle personalisation system
3 99
The type of information and how it is
displayed depends on the equipment
of the vehicle and the settings made.
Selecting menus and settings
Menus and settings are accessed via
the display.

The Colour-Information-Display
indicates in colour: Select a function via the Infotainment
system buttons. The menu of the
time 3 75
selected function is displayed.
outside temperature 3 74
The multifunction knob is used to
date 3 75 select an item and to confirm.
Infotainment system, see Multifunction knob
description in the infotainment
The multifunction knob is the central
manual
control element for the menus:
navigation, see description in the Selections are made via:
Turn
infotainment manual menus
To mark a menu option
system settings function buttons and multifunction
knob of the Infotainment system To set a numeric value or to display
a menu option
Instruments and controls 91

Press (the outer ring) Vehicle messages


To select or activate the marked
option Messages are indicated mainly in the
To confirm a set value Driver Information Center (DIC), in
some cases together with a warning
To switch a system function on/off
and signal buzzer.
BACK button
Press button to:
exit a menu without changing
settings
return from a submenu to a higher
menu level
Call up multiple messages one after
delete a last character in another by pushing the MENU button.
a character sequence
Press and hold the button for a few
seconds to delete the entire entry.
Vehicle personalisation 3 99.
Memorised settings 3 20. Press the SET/CLR button to confirm
a message.
92 Instruments and controls

Vehicle messages on the No. Vehicle message No. Vehicle message


Midlevel-Display
5 Steering wheel is locked 20 Right low beam failure
6 Depress brake pedal to release 21 Left front sidelight failure
electrical parking brake
22 Right front sidelight failure
7 Turn steering wheel, switch
ignition off and then on 23 Reversing light failure

8 Switch ignition off and then on, 24 Number plate light failure
repeat breath test 25 Left front turn signal failure
9 Turn steering wheel, start 26 Left rear turn signal failure
engine again
27 Right front turn signal failure
11 Brake pads worn
28 Right rear turn signal failure
The vehicle messages are displayed 12 Vehicle overloaded
as code numbers. 29 Check trailer brake light
13 Compressor overheated
No. Vehicle message 30 Check trailer reversing light
15 Centre high-mounted brake
1 Change engine oil light failure 31 Check left trailer turn signal
2 No radio remote control 16 Brake light failure 32 Check right trailer turn signal
detected, depress clutch pedal
17 Headlight levelling malfunction 33 Check trailer rear fog light
for a restart
18 Left low beam failure 34 Check trailer rear light
3 Engine coolant level low
19 Rear fog light failure 35 Replace battery in radio remote
4 Air conditioning off
control
Instruments and controls 93

No. Vehicle message No. Vehicle message No. Vehicle message


48 Clean side blind zone alert 60 Open and then close front 78 Service pedestrian protection
system passenger window system
49 Lane departure warning 61 Open and then close rear left 79 Top up engine oil
unavailable window
80 Change transmission fluid
50 Activated pedestrian protection 62 Open and then close rear right
system, reset bonnet window 81 Service transmission

51 Compass unavailable 65 Theft attempted 82 Change engine oil soon

53 Tighten gas cap 66 Service theft alarm system 83 Service adaptive cruise control

54 Water in diesel fuel filter 67 Service steering wheel lock 84 Engine power is reduced

55 Diesel particle filter is full 68 Service power steering 95 Service airbag


3 124
69 Service suspension system
56 Tyre pressure imbalance on
front axle 70 Service level control system

57 Tyre pressure imbalance on 71 Service rear axle


rear axle 74 Service AFL
58 Tyres without TPMS sensors 75 Service air conditioning
detected
76 Service side blind zone alert
59 Open and then close driver system
window
77 Service lane departure warning
94 Instruments and controls

Vehicle messages on the Object detection systems Warning chimes


Uplevel-Display Lighting, bulb replacement
When starting the engine or whilst
Wiper/washer system driving
Doors, windows If seat belt is not fastened.
Radio remote control If a door or the tailgate is not fully
Seat belts closed when starting off.
Airbag systems If a certain speed is exceeded with
Engine and transmission parking brake applied.
Tyre pressure If a programmed speed is
exceeded.
Diesel particle filter
If a warning message or a warning
Vehicle messages on the Colour- code appears in the Driver
Info-Display Information Center.
The vehicle messages are displayed Some important messages appear If the parking assist detects an
as text. Follow the instructions given additionally in the Colour-Info- object.
in the messages. Display. Press the multifunction knob If the reverse gear is engaged and
The system displays messages to confirm a message. Some the rear end carrier extended.
regarding the following topics: messages only pop up for a few
Fluid levels seconds. When the vehicle is parked and/or
the driver's door is opened
Anti-theft alarm system
When the key is in the ignition lock.
Brakes
With exterior lights on.
Drive systems
Ride control systems
Cruise control
Instruments and controls 95

Traffic sign assistant The system is active at an indicated


speed above 9 mph and is active up
Functionality to a speed of 124 mph depending on
The traffic sign assistant system the lighting conditions. At night the
detects designated traffic signs via system is active up to a speed of 99
a front camera and displays them in mph.
the Driver Information Center. As soon as the speed becomes
Traffic signs, which will be detected, slower than 34 mph the display will be
are reset and the content of the traffic sign
speed limit page will be cleared. The next
recognized speed indication will be
no passing displayed.
end of speed limit No passing signs have priority above Display indication
end of no passing speed limits.
Speed limit signs are displayed in the Combinations of both signs in the
Driver Information Center until the display are possible.
next speed limit sign or end of speed
limit is detected.
96 Instruments and controls

Traffic signs are displayed on the The content of the traffic sign page is Pop-up function
page Traffic sign detection in the Trip/ also cleared during driving by pushing
Fuel Information Menu, chosen via the SET/CLR button on the turn signal
the adjuster wheel on the turn signal lever.
lever 3 87.
When another function on the Driver
Information Center menu was
selected and then Traffic sign
detection page is chosen again, the
last recognized traffic sign will be
displayed.
If the system is deactivated, the
content of the traffic sign page is
cleared, indicated by the following
symbol: The pop-up function can be selected
by pushing the SET/CLR button on
the turn signal lever. Activation will be
Speed limits and no passing signs are indicated by the icon in the display.
displayed as pop-up on each page of Pop-up indication is displayed for
the menu. approx. 8 seconds in the Driver
Information Center.
Instruments and controls 97

Fault
Caution Trip computer
The traffic sign assistant system may
not operate correctly when: The system is intended to help the The menus and functions can be
the area of the windscreen, where driver within a defined speed selected via the buttons on the turn
the front camera is located, is not range to discern certain traffic signal lever.
clean signs. Do not ignore traffic signs
traffic signs are completely or which are not displayed by the
partially covered or badly system.
discernible The system does not discern any
there are adverse environmental other than the conventional traffic
conditions like heavy rain, snow, signs that might give or end
direct sunlight or shadows. In this a speed limit.
case No Traffic Sign Detection due Do not let this special feature
to Weather is indicated on the tempt you into taking risks when
display driving.
traffic signs are incorrectly mounted Always adapt speed to the road
or damaged conditions.
traffic signs do not comply with the The driver assistance systems do Press the MENU button to select the
Wiener bereinkommen ber not relieve the driver from full Trip/Fuel Information Menu.
Straenverkehrszeichen (Vienna responsibility for vehicle
Convention on traffic signs) operation.
98 Instruments and controls

Turn the adjuster wheel to select one Range


of the submenus: The information of the two trip
computers can be reset separately, Range is calculated from current fuel
Trip computer 1 making it possible to display different tank content and current
Trip computer 2 trip distances. consumption. The display shows
average values.
Range To reset, press the reset knob or
press the SET/CLR button for a few After refuelling, the range is updated
Average consumption automatically after a brief delay.
seconds.
Instantaneous consumption When the fuel level in the tank is low,
Average speed a message appears in the Driver
Digital speed Information Center and in the Info-
Display.
Traffic sign assistant
Additionally the control indicator i in
the fuel gauge illuminates.
Instruments and controls 99

Average consumption Vehicle personalisation Personal settings in the Graphic-


Display of average consumption. The Info-Display
measurement can be reset at any The vehicle's behaviour can be
time. personalised via changing the
To reset, press the SET/CLR button settings in the Info-Display.
for a few seconds. Some of the personal settings for
different drivers can be memorised
Instantaneous consumption
individually for each vehicle key.
Display of the instantaneous Memorised settings 3 20
consumption.
Depending on vehicle equipment and
Average speed country-specific regulations some of
Display of average speed. The the functions described below might
measurement can be reset at any not be available.
time. Some functions are only displayed or
To reset, press the SET/CLR button active when the engine is running. Press the CONFIG button. The menu
for a few seconds. Settings is displayed.
Digital speed
Digital display of the instantaneous
speed.
Traffic sign assistant
Indicates detected traffic signs for the
current route section 3 95.
100 Instruments and controls

Sport mode settings Vehicle settings


The driver can select the functions
which will be activated in Sport mode
3 134.
Sport suspension: Damping
becomes harder.
Sport powertrain performance:
Accelerator pedal and gear change
characteristics become more
responsive.
Sport steering: Steering support is
reduced.
The following settings can be
selected by turning and pushing the Swap backlight colour main instr.:
multifunction knob: Change of instrument illumination Climate and air quality
colour. Auto fan speed: Modifies the fan
Sport mode settings
Restore factory settings: Reset all regulation.
Time Date functions to factory settings. Climate control mode: Activate or
Radio settings deactivate cooling.
Time Date
Phone settings See Clock 3 75. Auto heated seats: Activate or
Vehicle settings deactivate automatic seat heating.
Radio settings
Restore factory settings Auto demist: Supports windscreen
See description for Infotainment dehumidification by automatically
In the corresponding submenus the system in the infotainment manual.
following settings can be changed: selecting the necessary settings
Phone settings and auto air conditioning mode.
See description for Infotainment Auto rear demist: Automatic
system in the infotainment manual. activation of rear heated window.
Instruments and controls 101

Park assist / Collision detection Restore factory settings


Park assist: Activate or deactivate Restore factory settings: Reset all
the ultrasonic parking assist. settings to the default settings.
Exterior ambient lighting Personal settings in the Colour-
Exterior lighting by unlocking: Info-Display
Activate or deactivate the welcome
lighting.
Duration upon exit of vehicle:
Activate or deactivate and change
the duration of exit lighting.
Remote locking, unlocking, starting
Comfort settings Remote unlock feedback: Activate
Chime volume: Change the volume or deactivate the hazard warning
of warning chimes. flasher feedback whilst unlocking.
Personalization by driver: Activate Remote door unlock: Change the
or deactivate the personalisation configuration to unlock only the
function. driver's door or the whole vehicle
Rear auto wipe in reverse: Activate whilst unlocking. Press the CONFIG button. The menu
or deactivate automatically Auto door lock: Activate or Settings is displayed.
switching on of the rear window deactivate the automatic door
wiper when reverse gear is locking function.
engaged. Auto relock doors: Activate or
Languages deactivate the automatic relock
Selection of the desired language. function after unlocking without
opening the vehicle.
102 Instruments and controls

Sport mode settings Navigation settings


The driver can select the functions See description for Infotainment
which will be activated in Sport mode system in the infotainment manual.
3 134.
Vehicle settings
Sport suspension: Damping
becomes harder.
Sport powertrain performance:
Accelerator pedal and gear change
characteristics become more
responsive.
Sport steering: Steering support
reduced.
The following settings can be
selected by turning and pushing the Swap backlight colour main instr.:
multifunction knob: Change of instrument illumination
colour.
Sport mode settings
Restore factory settings: Reset all
Time & Date functions to factory settings. Climate and air quality
Radio settings
Time & Date Auto fan speed: Modifies the fan
Phone settings See Clock 3 75. regulation.
Navigation settings Climate control mode: Activate or
Radio settings
Vehicle settings deactivate cooling.
See description for Infotainment
Display settings system in the infotainment manual. Auto heated seats: Activate or
Restore factory settings deactivate automatic seat heating.
Phone settings
In the corresponding submenus the Auto demist: Supports windscreen
See description for Infotainment dehumidification by automatically
following settings can be changed: system in the infotainment manual.
Instruments and controls 103

selecting the necessary settings Park assist / Collision detection Personalization by remote control:
and auto air conditioning mode. Park assist: Activate or deactivate Activate or deactivate the
Auto rear demist: Automatic the ultrasonic parking assist . personalisation function.
activation of rear heated window. Exterior ambient lighting Restore factory settings
Exterior lighting by unlocking: Restore factory settings: Reset all
Activate or deactivate the welcome settings to the default settings.
lighting. Display settings
Duration upon exit of vehicle: Selectable display settings:
Activate or deactivate and change Day mode: Optimisation for
the duration of exit lighting. daylight conditions.
Lock / Unlock / Start Night mode: Optimisation for
Remote unlock feedback: Activate darkness.
or deactivate the hazard warning Automatic mode: The display
flasher feedback whilst unlocking. changes mode when the vehicle
Remote door unlock: Change the lights are switched on/off.
Comfort settings configuration to unlock only the
Chime volume: Change the volume driver's door or the whole vehicle
of warning chimes. whilst unlocking.
Rear auto wipe in reverse: Activate Auto door lock: Activate or
or deactivate automatically deactivate the automatic door
switching on of the rear window locking function.
wiper when reverse gear is Auto relock doors: Activate or
engaged. deactivate the automatic relock
Languages function after unlocking without
opening the vehicle.
Selection of the desired language.
104 Lighting

Lighting Exterior lighting In the Driver Information Center with


Uplevel-Display, the current status of
Light switch the automatic light control is
displayed.
Exterior lighting .......................... 104 When switching on the ignition,
Interior lighting ........................... 110 automatic light control is active.
Lighting features ........................ 112 Control indicator 8 3 86, Automatic
light control indicator l 3 86
Tail lights
Tail lights are shining together with
headlights and sidelights.

Automatic light control

Turn light switch:


AUTO = Automatic light control:
Headlights are switched
on and off automatically
depending on external
lighting conditions.
0 = Activation or deactivation
of the automatic light
control. Switch turns back
to AUTO.
8 = Sidelights
9 = Headlights
Lighting 105

Automatic light control function High beam Headlight range adjustment


When the automatic light control
function is switched on and the Manual headlight range
engine is running, the system adjustment
switches between daytime running
light and headlight in dependence of
the lighting conditions.
Daytime running light
Daytime running light increases
visibility of the vehicle during daylight.
Tail lights are not on.
Automatic headlight activation
During poor lighting conditions the
headlights are switched on. To switch from low to high beam,
push lever.
Tunnel detection To switch to low beam, push lever
When a tunnel is entered the again or pull. To adapt headlight range to the
headlights are switched on without vehicle load to prevent dazzling: turn
delay. thumb wheel to required position.
Headlight flash 0 = front seats occupied
Adaptive forward lighting 3 106.
To activate the headlight flash, pull 1 = all seats occupied
lever. 2 = all seats occupied and load
compartment laden
3 = driver's seat occupied and load
compartment laden.
Dynamic automatic headlight
levelling 3 106.
106 Lighting

Headlights when driving Vehicles with Xenon headlight For deactivation operate the same
abroad system procedure as described above. f will
not flash when the function is
The asymmetrical headlight beam deactivated.
extends visibility at the edge of the
road at the passenger side.
Adaptive forward lighting
However, when driving in countries
where traffic drives on the opposite The Adaptive forward lighting
side of the road, adjust the headlights functions are only available with Bi-
to prevent dazzling of oncoming Xenon headlights. Light range, light
traffic. distribution and intensity of light are
variably triggered depending on the
Vehicles with halogen headlight light conditions, weather and road
system type.
Have the headlights adjusted by With the light switch in position
a workshop. AUTO all lighting functions are
Adapting the distribution of the
headlight beam: available.
1. Pull turn signal lever. With the light switch in position 9 the
following functions are available:
2. Switch on ignition.
Dynamic curve lighting
3. Hold turn signal lever. After
approx. 5 seconds the control Corner lighting
indicator f starts flashing and an Reversing function
acoustic signal sounds. Dynamic automatic headlight
Control indicator f 3 86. levelling
Every time the ignition is switched on,
f flashes as a reminder for approx.
4 seconds.
Lighting 107

Playstreet lighting Adverse weather lighting Corner lighting


Activated automatically at low speed Activated automatically up to a speed On tight bends or when turning off,
up to approx. 20 mph. The light beam of approx. 43 mph, when the rain depending on the steering angle or
is turned at an angle of 8 to the sensor recognizes condensation or the turn signal light, an additional left
roadside. the wiper operates continuously. The or right reflector is switched on which
range, distribution and light intensity illuminates the road at an right angle
Town lighting is regulated variably depending on to the direction of travel. It is activated
Activated automatically at a speed visibility. up to a speed of 25 mph.
range between approx. 25 and
Dynamic curve lighting Control indicator f 3 86.
34 mph and when street lights are
detected by the light sensor. The light Reversing function
range is reduced by an extended light If the headlights are on and reverse
distribution. gear is engaged, both corner lights
Country lighting are switched on. They remain
illuminated for 20 seconds after
Activated automatically at a speed
disengaging reverse gear or driving
range between approx. 34 and
faster than 10 mph in a forward gear.
70 mph. The beam of light and the
brightness is different between the High Beam Assist
left and the right side. This feature allows high beam as
Motorway lighting main driving light by night and when
vehicle speed is faster than 25 mph.
Activated automatically at a speed
above approx. 70 mph and minimal It switches to low beam when:
steering movements. It switches on The light beam pivots based on
the camera in the windscreen
delayed or directly when the vehicle steering wheel angle and speed,
detects the lights of oncoming or
is powerfully accelerated. The light improving lighting in curves.
preceding vehicles
beam is longer and brighter. Control indicator f 3 86.
the vehicle speed is slower than
12 mph
108 Lighting

it is foggy or snowy Dynamic automatic headlight Hazard warning flashers


driving in urban areas levelling
If there are no restrictions detected, To prevent oncoming traffic from
the system switches back to high dazzle, headlight levelling is
beam. automatically adjusted based on
inclination information measured by
The green control indicator l front and rear axle, acceleration or
illuminates continuously when the deceleration and vehicle speed.
assist is activated, the blue one 7
illuminates when high beam is on. Fault in Adaptive forward lighting
Control indicator l 3 86. system
The high beam assist is activated by When the system detects a failure in
pushing the indicator lever twice. the Adaptive forward lighting system,
the system moves to a preset position
To deactivate push indicator lever to avoid dazzling of oncoming traffic. Operated with the button.
once. It is also deactivated, when If this is not possible the affected
front or rear fog lights are switched In the event of an accident with airbag
headlight will be automatically
on. deployment the hazard warning
switched off. In any case one
flashers are activated automatically.
If a headlight flash is activated when headlight will stay on. A warning is
the high beam is on, the high beam displayed in the Driver Information
assist will be deactivated. Center.
If a headlight flash is activated when
the high beam is off, the high beam
assist will stay activated.
The latest setting of the high beam
assist will remain after the ignition is
switched on again.
Lighting 109

Turn and lane-change signals Move the lever to the resistance point Rear fog lights
and hold for longer indication.
Switch the turn signal off manually by
moving the lever to its original
position.

Front fog lights

lever up = right turn signal Operated with the r button.


lever down = left turn signal Light switch in position AUTO:
If the lever is moved past the switching on rear fog light will switch
resistance point, the turn signal is headlights on automatically.
switched on constantly. When the Light switch in position 8: rear fog
steering wheel moves back, the turn light can only be switched on with
signal is automatically deactivated. Operated with the > button. front fog lights.
For three flashes, e.g. when changing Light switch in position AUTO: The vehicle rear fog light is
lanes, press the lever until resistance switching on front fog lights will switch deactivated when towing.
is felt and then release. headlights on automatically.
Having a trailer connected, turn signal
flashes for six times when pressing
the lever until resistance and then
release.
110 Lighting

Parking lights Reversing lights Interior lighting


The reversing lights come on when
the ignition is on and reverse gear is Instrument panel illumination
selected. control

Misted light covers


The inside of the light housing may
mist up briefly in poor, wet and cold
weather conditions, in heavy rain or
after washing. The mist disappears
quickly by itself; to help switch on the
headlights.

When the vehicle is parked, the


parking lights on one side can be
activated:
1. Switch off ignition. Brightness of the following lights can
2. Move turn signal lever all the way be adjusted when the exterior lights
up (right parking lights) or down are on:
(left parking lights). Instrument panel illumination
Confirmed by a signal and the Steering wheel controls
corresponding turn signal control Info-Display
indicator.
Infotainment system operation
elements
Climate control operation elements
Illuminated switches
Lighting 111

Turn thumb wheel A and hold until Operate rocker switch: Reading lights
the desired brightness is obtained. w = automatic switching on
and off.
Interior lights press u = on.
During entry and exit of the vehicle, press v = off.
the front and rear courtesy lights Rear courtesy lights
automatically switch on and then off
after a delay.
Note
In the event of an accident with
airbag deployment the courtesy
lights are turned on automatically.
Front courtesy light
Operated with s and t buttons in
front and rear courtesy lights.

Sunvisor lights
Illuminates when the cover is opened.
Illuminate in conjunction with the front
courtesy light depending on rocker
switch position.
112 Lighting

Lighting features The following lights will additionally


switch on when the driver's door is
Centre console lighting opened:
Spotlight incorporated in the interior All switches
lighting comes on when headlights Driver Information Center
are switched on. Door pocket lights

Entry lighting Exit lighting


Welcome lighting The following lights switch on if the
Headlights, tail lights, reversing lights, key is removed from the ignition
number plate lights, instrument panel switch:
light, interior lights and puddle lights Interior lights Headlights, tail lights, reversing lights
are switched on for a short time by and number plate lights illuminate the
Instrument panel light
unlocking the vehicle with the radio surrounding area for an adjustable
remote control. This function Puddle lights time after leaving the vehicle.
facilitates locating the vehicle when it They will switch off automatically after
is dark. a delay. Theatre lighting is activated Switching on
The lighting switches off immediately if the driver's door is opened during 1. Switch off ignition.
when the ignition key is turned to this time.
2. Remove ignition key.
position 1.
3. Open driver's door.
Activation or deactivation of this
4. Pull turn signal lever.
function can be changed in the menu
Settings in the Info-Display. Vehicle 5. Close driver's door.
personalisation 3 99. If the driver's door is not closed the
The settings can be saved for the key lights switch off after two minutes.
being used 3 20.
Lighting 113

Exit lighting is switched off In the second stage a message which


immediately if the turn signal lever is confirms the activation of the battery
pulled while the driver's door is open. discharge protection will be displayed
Activation, deactivation and duration in the Driver Information Center.
of this function can be changed in the Switching off electric lights
menu Settings in the Info-Display.
To prevent discharge of the battery
Vehicle personalisation 3 99.
when the ignition is switched off,
The settings can be saved for the key some interior lights are switched off
being used 3 20. automatically after some time.

Battery discharge protection


Battery state of charge function
The function guarantees longest
battery life via a generator with
controllable power output and
optimised power distribution.
To prevent discharge of the battery
when driving, following systems are
reduced automatically in two stages
and finally switched off:
Auxiliary heater
Heated rear window and mirrors
Heated seats
Fan
114 Climate control

Climate control Climate control systems Heating will not be fully effective until
the engine has reached normal
Heating and ventilation system operating temperature.
Air distribution
Climate control systems ............. 114
s = to windscreen and front door
Air vents ..................................... 119 windows
Maintenance .............................. 120 M = to head area via adjustable air
vents
K = to foot well
Intermediate settings are possible.
Fan speed
Adjust the air flow by switching the fan
to the desired speed.
Demisting and defrosting
Controls for:
Press button V: fan automatically
Temperature switches to higher speed, the air
Air distribution distribution is directed towards the
Fan speed windscreen.
Demisting and defrosting Set temperature control to warmest
level.
Heated rear window 3 30.
Switch on heated rear window .
Temperature Open side air vents as required and
red = warm direct them towards the door
blue = cold windows.
Climate control 115

Air conditioning system The air conditioning system cools and Cooling n on.
dehumidifies (dries) as soon as the Air circulation system 4 on.
outside temperature is a little above
the freezing point. Therefore Press air distribution switch M.
condensation may form and drip from Set temperature control to coldest
under the vehicle. level.
If no cooling or drying is required, Set fan speed to highest level.
switch the cooling system off to save Open all vents.
fuel.
Air recirculation system 4
Operated with the 4 button.

9 Warning
Additional to the heating and
ventilation system, the air The exchange of fresh air is
conditioning system has: reduced in air recirculation mode.
In operation without cooling the air
n = cooling
humidity increases, so the
4 = air recirculation
windows may mist up. The quality
Heated seats 3 37, Heated of the passenger compartment air
steering wheel * 3 71. deteriorates, which may cause the
vehicle occupants to feel drowsy.
Cooling n
Operated with the n button and is Maximum cooling
functional only when the engine and Briefly open the windows so that hot
fan are running. air can disperse quickly.
116 Climate control

Demisting and defrosting the Electronic climate control t = automatic air recirculation
windows V system V = demisting and defrosting
The dual zone climate control allows Heated rear window 3 30.
different climatisation temperatures The preselected temperature is
for driver and front passenger side. automatically regulated. In the
automatic mode the fan speed and air
distribution automatically regulate the
air flow.
The system can be manually adapted
via the use of air distribution and air
flow controls.

Press button V: fan automatically


switches to higher speed, the air
distribution is directed towards the
windscreen,
Controls for:
Switch cooling n on.
Temperature on driver side
Set temperature control to warmest
Air distribution
level.
Fan speed
Switch on heated rear window .
Temperature on front passenger
Open side air vents as required and
side Each change of settings is shown in
direct them towards the door
windows. AUTO = automatic mode the Info-Display for a few seconds.
u = manual air recirculation
Climate control 117

The electronic climate control system Basic setting for maximum comfort:
is only fully operational when the Press AUTO button, the air
engine is running. conditioning is activated
For correct operation do not cover the automatically.
sensor on the instrument panel . Open all air vents.
Automatic mode AUTO Set the preselected temperatures
for driver and front passenger using
the left and right rotary knob to
22 C.
The fan speed regulation in automatic
mode can be changed in the menu
Settings.
If the minimum temperature is set, the
Vehicle personalisation 3 99. climate control system runs at
All air vents are actuated maximum cooling.
automatically in automatic mode. The If the maximum temperature is set,
air vents should therefore always be the climate control system runs at
open. maximum heating.
Temperature preselection Demisting and defrosting the
Temperatures can be set to the windows V
desired value. Press button V.
Press cooling button n.
Temperature and air distribution
are set automatically and the fan
runs at high speed.
118 Climate control

Switch on heated rear window . Pressing the lower button longer, fan The air conditioning system cools and
To return to automatic mode: press and cooling are switched off. dehumidifies (dries) when outside
button V or AUTO. Pressing the upper button longer, the temperature is above a specific level.
fan runs with maximum speed. Therefore condensation may form
Manual settings and drip from under the vehicle.
To return to automatic mode: Press
Climate control system settings can If no cooling or drying is required,
AUTO button.
be changed by activating the buttons switch the cooling system off to save
and rotary knobs as follows. Air distribution fuel.
Changing a setting will deactivate the Press s, M or K for desired
automatic mode. adjustment. Activation is indicated by Air recirculation mode
the LED in the button.
9 Warning
s = to windscreen and front door
windows. The exchange of fresh air is
M = to head area via adjustable air reduced in air recirculation mode.
vents In operation without cooling the air
K = to foot well. humidity increases, so the
Combinations are possible. windows may mist up. The quality
of the passenger compartment air
Return to automatic air distribution: deteriorates, which may cause the
Press button AUTO. vehicle occupants to feel drowsy.
Cooling
Activate or deactivate with the n
Press lower button x for decreasing button.
or upper button x for increasing fan
speed. The fan speed is indicated by
the number of segments in the
display.
Climate control 119

Basic settings Air vents


Some settings can be changed in the
menu Settings in the Info-Display. Adjustable air vents
Vehicle personalisation 3 99. At least one air vent must be open
while the cooling is on.
Auxiliary heater
Air heater
Quickheat is an electric auxiliary air
heater which automatically warms up
the passenger compartment more
quickly.
Automatic air recirculation t
The automatic air recirculation
system has an air quality sensor
which can switch automatically to
recirculation.
Activation is indicated by the LED in
To open the vent, turn the adjuster
the button.
wheel towards the bigger W symbol.
Switch to manual air recirculation as
necessary.
Manual air recirculation u
Press button once to activate the
manual air recirculation mode.
Activation is indicated by the LED in
the button.
120 Climate control

9 Warning Maintenance
Do not attach any objects to the Air intake
slats of the air vents. Risk of
damage and injury in case of an
accident.

Fixed air vents


Additional air vents are located
beneath the windscreen and door
windows and in the foot wells.
Direct the flow of air by tilting and
swivelling the slats.
To close the vent, turn the adjuster
wheel towards the smaller W symbol.
The air intake in front of the
Comfort mode ; windscreen in the engine
Using the comfort mode the air flow is compartment must be kept clear to
distributed smoothly in diverse allow air intake. Remove any leaves,
directions. The air vents are fixed and dirt or snow.
cannot be adjusted manually.
Turn the adjuster wheel to Pollen filter
position ;. The pollen filter cleans dust, soot,
pollen and spores from the air
entering the vehicle through the air
intake.
Climate control 121

Air conditioning regular


operation
In order to ensure continuously
efficient performance, cooling must
be operated for a few minutes once
a month, irrespective of the weather
and time of year. Operation with
cooling is not possible when the
outside temperature is too low.

Service
For optimal cooling performance, it is
recommended to annually check the
climate control system, starting three
years after initial vehicle registration,
including:
Functionality and pressure test
Heating functionality
Leakage check
Check of drive belts
Cleaning of condenser and
evaporator drainage
Performance check
122 Driving and operating

Driving and Driving hints Starting and operating


operating Control of the vehicle New vehicle running-in
Never coast with engine not Do not brake unnecessarily hard for
the first few journeys.
running
Driving hints ............................... 122 Many systems will not function in this During the first drive, smoke may
Starting and operating ............... 122 situation (e.g. brake servo unit, power occur because of wax and oil
steering). Driving in this manner is evaporating off the exhaust system.
Engine exhaust .......................... 124
a danger to yourself and others. Park the vehicle in the open for
Automatic transmission .............. 126 a while after the first drive and avoid
Manual transmission .................. 129 Pedals inhaling the fumes.
Brakes ........................................ 130 To ensure the pedal travel is During the running-in period fuel and
uninhibited, there must be no mats in engine oil consumption may be
Ride control systems ................. 132 the area of the pedals. higher and the cleaning process of
Cruise control ............................. 135 the diesel particle filter may take
Object detection systems ........... 137 place more often.
Fuel ............................................ 140 Diesel particle filter 3 124.
Towing ....................................... 142
Driving and operating 123

Ignition switch positions Starting the engine Before restarting or to switch off the
engine, turn the key back to 0.
Automatic Starter Control
This function controls the engine
starting procedure. The driver does
not have to hold the key in position
3. Once applied, the system will go on
starting automatically until the engine
is running. Because of the checking
procedure, the engine starts running
after a short delay.
Possible reasons for a non-starting
engine:
0 = Ignition off Manual transmission: operate clutch. Clutch pedal not operated (manual
1 = Steering wheel lock released, transmission)
Automatic transmission: operate
ignition off brake and move the selector lever to Brake pedal not operated or
2 = Ignition on, for diesel engine: P or N. selector lever not in P or N
preheating (automatic transmission)
3 = Starting Do not operate the accelerator pedal.
Timeout occurred
Diesel engine: turn the key to position
2 for preheating until control
indicator ! goes out. Overrun cut-off
Turn the key briefly to position 3 and The fuel supply is automatically cut off
release: an automatic procedure during overrun, i.e. when the vehicle
operates the starter with a short delay is driven with a gear engaged but
as long as the engine is running, see accelerator is released.
Automatic Starter Control.
124 Driving and operating

Parking Lock the vehicle and activate the Engine exhaust


anti-theft alarm system.
Do not park the vehicle on an easily
ignitable surface. The high Note
temperature of the exhaust system In the event of an accident with 9 Danger
could ignite the surface. airbag deployment, the engine is
turned off automatically if the vehicle Engine exhaust gases contain
Always apply parking brake. Apply poisonous carbon monoxide,
manual parking brake without comes to a standstill within a certain
time. which is colourless and odourless
pressing release button. Apply as and could be fatal if inhaled.
firmly as possible on downhill or
uphill slopes. Depress the foot If exhaust gases enter the interior
brake at the same time to reduce of the vehicle, open the windows.
operating force. Have the cause of the fault
rectified by a workshop.
Switch off the engine and ignition.
Turn the steering wheel until the Avoid driving with an open load
steering wheel lock engages. compartment, otherwise exhaust
gases could enter the vehicle.
If the vehicle is on a level surface or
uphill slope, engage first gear or set
the selector lever to P before Diesel particle filter
switching off the ignition. On an The diesel particle filter system filters
uphill slope, turn the front wheels harmful soot particles out of the
away from the kerb. exhaust gases. The system includes
If the vehicle is on a downhill slope, a self-cleaning function that runs
engage reverse gear or set the automatically during driving without
selector lever to P before switching any notification. The filter is cleaned
off the ignition. Turn the front by periodically burning off the soot
wheels towards the kerb. particles at high temperature. This
process takes place automatically
under set driving conditions and may
Driving and operating 125

take up to 25 minutes. Typically it Is Full. See Owner's Manual or Cleaning takes place quickest at high
needs between 7 and 12 minutes. warning code 55 appears in the Driver engine speeds and loads.
Fuel consumption may be higher Information Center. The control indicator % extinguishes
during this period. The emission of % illuminates when diesel particle as soon as the self-cleaning
smells and smoke during this process filter is full. Start cleaning process as operation is complete.
is normal. soon as possible.
% flashes when diesel particle filter Catalytic converter
has reached the maximum filling The catalytic converter reduces the
level. Start cleaning process amount of harmful substances in the
immediately to avoid damage to the exhaust gases.
engine.
Cleaning process Caution
To activate cleaning process,
continue driving, keep engine speed Fuel grades other than those listed
above 2000 revolutions per minute. on pages 3 140, 3 189 could
Shift down if necessary. Diesel damage the catalytic converter or
particle filter cleaning is then started. electronic components.
If g illuminates additionally, Unburnt petrol will overheat and
Under certain driving conditions, e.g. damage the catalytic converter.
short distances, the system cannot cleaning is not possible, seek the
assistance of a workshop. Therefore avoid excessive use of
clean itself automatically. the starter, running the fuel tank
If the cleaning of the filter is required dry and starting the engine by
and if previous driving conditions did
Caution
pushing or towing.
not enable automatic cleaning, it will
If the cleaning process is
be indicated by the control indicator In the event of misfiring, uneven
interrupted, there is a risk of
%. Simultaneously Particulate Filter engine running, a reduction in engine
provoking severe engine damage.
performance or other unusual
problems, have the cause of the fault
126 Driving and operating

rectified by a workshop as soon as Automatic transmission Selector lever


possible. In an emergency, driving
can be continued for a short period, The automatic transmission permits
keeping vehicle speed and engine automatic gearshifting (automatic
speed low. mode) or manual gearshifting
(manual mode).

Transmission display

P = park position, wheels are


locked, engage only when the
vehicle is stationary and the
parking brake is applied
R = reverse gear, engage only
when the vehicle is stationary
N = neutral
D = automatic mode with all gears
The mode or selected gear is shown
in the transmission display. The selector lever is locked in P and
can only be moved when the ignition
is on and the brake pedal is applied.
Driving and operating 127

Do not accelerate while engaging Manual mode


a gear. Never depress the accelerator
pedal and brake pedal at the same
time.
When a gear is engaged, the vehicle
slowly begins to creep when the
brake is released.
Engine braking
To utilise the engine braking effect,
select a lower gear in good time when
driving downhill, see manual mode.
Without applied brake pedal the Rocking the vehicle
control indicator j illuminates. Rocking the vehicle is only
Move selector lever out of position D
If the selector lever is not in P when permissible if the vehicle is stuck in
towards the left and then forwards or
the ignition is switched off, the control sand, mud or snow. Move the selector
backwards.
indicator j and P flash. lever between D and R in a repeat
pattern. Do not race the engine and < = Shift to a higher gear.
To engage P or R, press the release
button. avoid sudden acceleration. ] = Shift to a lower gear.
The engine can only be started with Parking If a higher gear is selected when
the lever in position P or N. When Apply the parking brake and engage vehicle speed is too low, or a lower
position N is selected, press the brake P. gear when vehicle speed is too high,
pedal or apply the parking brake the shift is not executed. This can
The ignition key can only be removed
before starting. cause a message in the Driver-Info-
when the selector lever is in position
P. Display.
128 Driving and operating

In manual mode no automatic shifting Fault 1. Apply the parking brake.


to a higher gear takes place at high
In the event of a fault, g illuminates.
engine revolutions.
Additionally a code number or
a vehicle message is displayed in the
Electronic driving programmes Driver Information Center. Vehicle
Following a cold start, the operating messages 3 91.
temperature programme increases The transmission no longer shifts
engine speed to quickly bring the automatically. Continued travel is
catalytic converter to the required possible with manual shifting.
temperature.
Only the highest gear is available.
The automatic neutral shift function Depending on the fault, 2nd gear may
automatically shifts to idling when also be available in manual mode.
the vehicle is stopped with Shift only when vehicle is in standstill.
a forward gear engaged and the 2. Release the selector lever trim
Have the cause of the fault remedied from the centre console at the
brake pedal is pressed.
by a workshop. front, fold it upwards and rotate it
When Sport mode is engaged, the
to the left.
vehicle shifts at higher engine
speeds (unless cruise control is Interruption of power supply
on). Sport mode 3 134. In the event of an interruption of
Special programmes automatically power supply, the selector lever
adapt the shifting points when cannot be moved out of the P
driving up inclines or down hills. position. The ignition key cannot be
removed from the ignition lock.
Kickdown If the battery is discharged, start the
If the accelerator pedal is pressed vehicle using jump leads 3 177.
down completely in automatic mode, If the battery is not the cause of the
the transmission shifts to a lower gear fault, release the selector lever.
depending on engine speed.
Driving and operating 129

Manual transmission Caution


It is not advisable to drive with the
hand resting on the selector lever.

3. Insert a screwdriver into the


opening as far as it will go and
move the selector lever out of P or
N. If P or N is engaged again, the To engage reverse, with the vehicle
selector lever will be locked in stationary press the release button on
position again. Have the cause of the selector lever and engage the
the power supply interruption gear.
remedied by a workshop. If the gear does not engage, set the
4. Mount the selector lever trim onto lever in neutral, release the clutch
the centre console and refit. 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.
130 Driving and operating

Brakes ABS starts to regulate brake pressure Fault


as soon as a wheel shows a tendency
The brake system comprises two to lock. The vehicle remains 9 Warning
independent brake circuits. steerable, even during hard braking.
ABS control is made apparent If there is a fault in the ABS, the
If a brake circuit fails, the vehicle can
through a pulse in the brake pedal wheels may be liable to lock due
still be braked using the other brake
and the noise of the regulation to braking that is heavier than
circuit. However, braking effect is
process. normal. The advantages of ABS
achieved only when the brake pedal
For optimum braking, keep the brake are no longer available. During
is depressed firmly. Considerably
pedal fully depressed throughout the hard braking, the vehicle can no
more force is needed for this. The
braking process, despite the fact that longer be steered and may
braking distance is extended. Seek
the pedal is pulsating. Do not reduce swerve.
the assistance of a workshop before
continuing your journey. the pressure on the pedal.
Have the cause of the fault remedied
When the engine is not running, the Control indicator u 3 83. by a workshop.
support of the brake servo unit
disappears once the brake pedal has Adaptive brake light
been depressed once or twice. During full braking, all three brake
Braking effect is not reduced, but lights flash for the duration of ABS
braking requires significantly greater control.
force. It is especially important to bear
this in mind when being towed.
Control indicator R 3 82.

Antilock brake system


Antilock brake system (ABS)
prevents the wheels from locking.
Driving and operating 131

Parking brake Electrical parking brake Before leaving the vehicle, check the
electrical parking brake status.
Manual parking brake Control indicator m 3 82.
Releasing
Switch on ignition. Keep foot brake
pedal depressed and then push
switch m.
Drive away function
Depressing clutch pedal (manual
transmission) or engaging drive gear
(automatic transmission) and then
depressing the accelerator pedal
releases the electrical parking brake
Applying when vehicle is stationary
automatically. This is not possible
Pull switch m, the electrical parking when the switch is pulled at the same
Always apply parking brake firmly brake operates automatically with an
without operating the release button, time.
adequate force. For maximum force,
and apply as firmly as possible on e.g. parking with trailer or on inclines, This function also helps driving away
a downhill or uphill slope. pull switch m twice. on inclines.
To release the parking brake, pull the The electrical parking brake can Aggressive drive away may reduce
lever up slightly, press the release always be activated, even if the life time of wear parts.
button and fully lower the lever. ignition is off.
To reduce the operating forces of the Do not operate electrical parking
parking brake, depress the foot brake brake system too often without
at the same time. engine running because this will
Control indicator R 3 82. discharge the battery.
132 Driving and operating

Dynamic braking when vehicle is Control indicator m flashes: electrical Ride control systems
moving parking brake is not fully applied or
When the vehicle is moving and the released. When continuously Traction Control system
switch m is kept pulled, the electrical flashing, release electrical parking
brake and retry applying. The Traction Control system (TC) is
parking brake system will decelerate
a component of the Electronic
the vehicle, but will not apply
Stability Control.
statically. Brake assist TC improves driving stability when
As soon as the switch m is released, If the brake pedal is depressed necessary, regardless of the type of
dynamic braking will be stopped. quickly and forcefully, maximum road surface or tyre grip, by
Fault brake force is automatically applied preventing the drive wheels from
Failure mode of electrical parking (full braking). spinning.
brake is indicated by a control Maintain steady pressure on the As soon as the drive wheels starts to
indicator j and by a code number or brake pedal for as long as full braking spin, engine output is reduced and
a vehicle message which is displayed is required. Maximum brake force is the wheel spinning the most is braked
in the Driver Information Center. automatically reduced when the individually. This considerably
Vehicle messages 3 91. brake pedal is released. improves the driving stability of the
Apply electrical parking brake: pull vehicle on slippery road surfaces.
and hold the switch m for more than Hill start assist TC is operational as soon as the
5 seconds. If control indicator m The system helps driving away on control indicator b extinguishes.
illuminates, electrical parking brake is inclines at a constant speed by When TC is active b flashes.
applied. holding the vehicle. After the parking
Release electrical parking brake: brake is disengaged and the foot
push and hold the switch m for more brake pedal is released, the brakes
than 2 seconds. If control indicator are released after a 2 second delay.
m goes out, electrical parking brake
is released.
Driving and operating 133

TC is reactivated by pressing the b


9 Warning button again. 9 Warning
Do not let this special safety TC is also reactivated the next time Do not let this special safety
feature tempt you into taking risks the ignition is switched on. feature tempt you into taking risks
when driving. when driving.
Adapt speed to the road Electronic Stability Control Adapt speed to the road
conditions. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) conditions.
improves driving stability when
Control indicator b 3 84. necessary, regardless of the type of Control indicator b 3 84.
road surface or tyre grip. It also
Deactivation prevents the drive wheels from Deactivation
spinning.
As soon as the vehicle starts to
swerve (understeer/oversteer),
engine output is reduced and the
wheels are braked individually. This
considerably improves the driving
stability of the vehicle on slippery road
surfaces.
ESC is operational as soon as the
control indicator b extinguishes.
When ESC is active b flashes.

TC can be switched off when spinning For very high-performance driving


of drive wheels is required: press ESC can be deactivated: hold button
button b shortly. b depressed for approx. 7 seconds.
Control indicator k illuminates. Control indicator n illuminates.
134 Driving and operating

ESC is reactivated by pressing the In each driving mode Flex Ride SPORT mode
b button again. If the TC system was networks the following electronic The settings of the systems are
previously disabled, both TC and systems: adapted to a sportier driving style:
ESC are reactivated. Continuous Damping Control. Damping of shock absorbers reacts
ESC is also reactivated the next time Accelerator Pedal Control. stiffer to provide better contact with
the ignition is switched on. the road surface.
Steering Control.
The engine reacts more quickly to
Automatic transmission.
Interactive driving system the accelerator pedal.
Steering support is reduced.
Flex Ride
Flex Ride driving system allows the Shift points of automatic
driver to select between three driving transmission occur later.
modes: Having SPORT mode activated,
SPORT mode: press button the illumination of main instruments
SPORT, LED illuminates. changes from white to red.
TOUR mode: press button TOUR, TOUR mode
LED illuminates. The settings of the systems are
Normal mode: both buttons adapted to a comfort driving style:
SPORT and TOUR are not Damping of shock absorbers reacts
pressed, no LED illuminates. softer.
Deactivate SPORT mode and TOUR Accelerator pedal reacts with
mode by pressing corresponding standard settings.
button once more. Steering support is in standard
mode.
Driving and operating 135

Shift points of automatic into sporty settings. The DMC Cruise control
transmission occur in a comfort changes to Sport mode in case of
mode. very sporty driving behaviour. The cruise control can store and
Illumination of main instruments is If, for example, TOUR mode is maintain speeds of approx. 20 to
white. selected and whilst driving on 120 mph. Deviations from the stored
a winding road a sudden hard brake speeds may occur when driving uphill
Normal mode is necessary, DMC will detect the or downhill.
All settings of the systems are dynamic vehicle condition and
adapted to standard values. For safety reasons the cruise control
changes the settings for suspension cannot be activated until the foot
Drive mode control to SPORT mode to increase vehicle brake has been operated once.
stability.
Within each manual selected driving
mode SPORT, TOUR or Normal, the When the driving characteristic or the
Drive Mode Control (DMC) detects dynamic vehicle state returns to
and analyses continously the real former state, DMC will change the
driving characteristic, responses by settings to the preselected driving
the driver, and the active dynamic mode.
state of the vehicle. If necessary the
Personalised settings in the Sport
control unit of DMC automatically
changes the settings within the mode
selected driving mode or when The driver can select the functions of
recognising greater variations, the the SPORT mode when SPORT
driving mode is changed for the button is pushed. These settings can
length of variation. be changed in the menu Settings in
the Info-Display. Vehicle
If, for example, Normal mode is personalisation 3 99 Do not use the cruise control if it is not
selected and DMC detects a sporty advisable to maintain a constant
driving behaviour, DMC changes speed.
several settings of the Normal mode
136 Driving and operating

With automatic transmission, only Alternatively accelerate to the desired Deleting the stored speed
activate cruise control in automatic speed and store by turning to RES/+. The stored speed will be deleted by
mode. pressing button y or switching off
Reduce speed
Control indicator m 3 86. ignition.
With cruise control active, hold thumb
Activation wheel turned to SET/- or briefly turn
Press rocker switch m down, control to SET/- repeatedly: speed
indicator m illuminates white. decreases continuously or in small
Accelerate to the desired speed and increments.
turn thumb wheel to RES/+ or SET/-, Deactivation
the current speed is stored and Press rocker switch m up, control
maintained. Control indicator m
indicator m goes out. Cruise control is
illuminates green. Accelerator pedal
deactivated.
can be released.
Automatic deactivation:
Vehicle speed can be increased by
depressing the accelerator pedal. vehicle speed below approx.
When the accelerator pedal is 20 mph,
released, the previously stored speed the brake pedal is depressed,
is resumed. the clutch pedal is depressed,
The speed cannot be increased by selector lever in N,
turning the thumb wheel to RES/+
while first gear is selected. the Traction Control system or
Electronic Stability Control is
Increase speed operating.
With cruise control active, hold thumb
wheel turned to RES/+ or briefly turn
Resume stored speed
to RES/+ repeatedly: speed Turn thumb wheel to RES/+ at
increases continuously or in small a speed above 20 mph. The stored
increments. speed will be obtained.
Driving and operating 137

Object detection systems parking assist the system consists of An obstacle is indicated by a buzzing
four additional ultrasonic parking sound. The interval between the
Parking assist sensors in the front bumper. sounds becomes shorter as the
Control indicator r 3 84. vehicle gets closer to the obstacle.
When the distance is less than 1 ft,
Activation the buzzing is continuous.
Deactivation
Deactivate the system by pressing
the r button.
The LED in the button will go out and
Park Assist Off will be displayed in the
Driver Information Center.
The system is deactivated
automatically at a certain speed.
Fault
The parking assist makes parking In the event of a fault in the system,
easier by measuring the distance r illuminates and a message is
between the vehicle and obstacles, When reverse gear is engaged, the displayed in the Driver Information
and giving acoustic signals. It is the system is activated automatically. Center.
driver, however, who bears full The front parking assist can also be Additionally, r illuminates or
responsibility for the parking activated at a low speed by pressing a vehicle message is displayed in the
manoeuvre. the r button. Driver Information Center if
The system consists of four ultrasonic An illuminated LED in the parking a malfunction of the system due to
parking sensors in the rear bumper. If assist button indicates that the temporary conditions like snow
the vehicle is equipped with a front system is ready to operate. covered sensors is detected.
Vehicle messages 3 91.
138 Driving and operating

Important hints for using the Note


Caution The parking assist system
parking assist systems
automatically detects factory-fitted
Performance of the sensor can be towing equipment. It is deactivated
9 Warning reduced when sensors are when the connector is plugged in.
covered, e.g. by ice or snow.
Under certain circumstances, The sensor may detect a non-
various reflective surfaces on Performance of the parking assist existing object (echo disturbance)
objects or clothing as well as systems can be reduced due to caused by external acoustical or
external noise sources may cause heavy loading. mechanic disturbances.
the system to fail to detect Special conditions apply if there
obstacles. are taller vehicles involved (e.g. Lane departure warning
Special attention has to be paid to off-road vehicles, mini vans, The lane departure warning system
low obstacles which can damage vans). Object identification in the observes the lane markings between
the lower part of the bumper. If upper part of these vehicles which the vehicle is driving via a front
such obstacles leave the detection cannot be guaranteed. camera. The system is detecting lane
area of the sensors during Objects with a very small reflection changes and warns the driver in the
approach of the vehicle, cross section, like objects of event of an unintended lane change
a continuous warning tone will narrow size or soft materials, may by visual and acoustic signals.
sound. not be detected by the system. Criteria for the detection of an
Parking assist will not avoid unintended lane change are
a collision with objects which are no operation of turn signals
out of the detection range of the no brake pedal operation
sensors.
no active accelerator operation or
speeding-up
no active steering
If the driver is active, no warning will
be issued.
Driving and operating 139

Activation When the system recognizes an Fault


unintended lane change, the control The lane departure warning system
indicator ) changes to yellow and may not operate properly when:
flashes. Simultaneously a chime
the windscreen is not clean
sound is activated.
there are adverse environmental
conditions like heavy rain, snow,
direct sunlight or shadows
no lane marking can be detected
If the lane departure warning system
detects one of these conditions, the
control indicator ) illuminates yellow.

The lane departure warning system is


activated by pressing the ) button.
The illuminated LED in the button
indicates that the system is switched
on. When the control indicator ) in Deactivation
the instrument cluster illuminates The system is deactivated by
green, the system is ready to operate. pushing ) button. Deactivation is
The system is only operable at indicated by a message in the Driver
vehicle speeds above 37 mph and if Information Center.
lane markings are available. At speeds below 37 mph the system
is inoperable.
140 Driving and operating

Fuel a biodiesel (= FAME according to Refuelling


EN14214) content of max. 7% by
Fuel for petrol engines volume (like DIN 51628 or equivalent
standards) may be used.
Only use unleaded fuel that complies
with DIN EN 228. Do not use marine diesel oils, heating
oils or entirely or partially plant-based
Equivalent standardised fuels with an diesel fuels, such as rape seed oil or
ethanol content of max. 10 % by bio diesel, Aquazole and similar
volume may be used. In this case only diesel-water emulsions. Diesel fuels
use fuel that complies with must not be diluted with fuels for
DIN 51625. petrol engines.
Use fuel with the recommended The flow and filterability of diesel fuel
octane rating 3 189. Use of fuel with are temperature-dependent. When
too low an octane rating can reduce temperatures are low, refuel with
engine power and torque and slightly diesel fuel with guaranteed winter
increases fuel consumption. 9 Danger
properties.
Caution Before refuelling, switch off engine
and any external heaters with
Use of fuel with too low an octane combustion chambers. Switch off
rating could lead to uncontrolled any mobile phones.
combustion and engine damage. Follow the operating and safety
instructions of the filling station
Fuel for diesel engines when refuelling.
Only use diesel fuel that complies
with DIN EN 590. The fuel must have
low sulphur content (max. 10 ppm).
Equivalent standardised fuels with
Driving and operating 141

9 Danger Fuel consumption - CO2-


Emissions
Fuel is flammable and explosive. The determination of fuel
No smoking. No naked flames or consumption is regulated by
sparks. European directive
If you can smell fuel in your 715/2007 692/2008 A.
vehicle, have the cause of this The directive is oriented to actual
remedied immediately by driving practices: Urban driving is
a workshop. rated at approx. 1/3 and extra urban
driving with approx. 2/3. Cold starts
Fuel filler flap is located at right rear
side of vehicle. and acceleration phases are also
The fuel filler cap can be retained in taken into consideration.
the bracket on the fuel filler flap. The specification of CO2 emission is
also a constituent of the directive.
Caution
The figures given must not be taken
Wipe off any overflowing fuel as a guarantee for the actual fuel
immediately. consumption of a particular vehicle.
Furthermore, fuel consumption is
dependent on personal driving style
Fuel filler cap
as well as road and traffic conditions.
Only use genuine fuel filler caps.
Diesel-engined vehicles have special All values are based on the EU base
fuel filler caps. model with standard equipment.
The calculation of fuel consumption
The fuel filler flap can only be opened takes into account the vehicles kerb
if the vehicle is unlocked. Release the weight, ascertained in accordance
fuel filler flap by pushing the flap.
142 Driving and operating

with the regulations. Optional Towing For trailers with low driving stability
equipment may result in slightly and caravan trailers with a permitted
higher fuel consumption and CO2 General information gross vehicle weight of more than
emission levels and a lower maximum 1300 kg the use of a stabiliser is
Only use towing equipment that has strongly recommended when driving
speed.
been approved for your vehicle. above 50 mph.
Fuel consumption, CO2 emissions Entrust retrofitting of towing
3 191. equipment to a workshop. It may be If the trailer starts snaking, drive more
necessary to make changes that slowly, do not attempt to correct the
affect the cooling system, heat steering and brake sharply if
shields or other equipment. necessary.
Fitting of towing equipment could When driving downhill, drive in the
cover the opening of the towing eye. same gear as if driving uphill and
If this is the case use the coupling ball drive at a similar speed.
bar for towing. Always keep the Adjust tyre pressure to the value
coupling ball bar in the vehicle. specified for full load 3 196.
Installation dimensions of factory-
fitted towing equipment 3 202. Trailer towing
Trailer loads
Driving characteristics and The permissible trailer loads are
towing tips vehicle and engine-dependent
Before attaching a trailer, lubricate maximum values which must not be
the coupling ball. However, do not do exceeded. The actual trailer load is
so if a stabiliser, which acts on the the difference between the actual
coupling ball, is being used to reduce gross weight of the trailer and the
snaking movements. actual coupling socket load with the
trailer coupled.
Driving and operating 143

The permissible trailer loads are The maximum permissible vertical Stowage of coupling ball bar
specified in the vehicle documents. In coupling load (75 kg) is specified on
general, they are valid for gradients the towing equipment identification
up to max. 12 %. plate and in the vehicle documents.
The permitted trailer load applies up Always aim for the maximum load,
to the specified incline and up to an especially in the case of heavy
altitude of 3300 ft above sea level. trailers. The vertical coupling load
Since engine power decreases as should never fall below 25 kg.
altitude increases due to the air Rear axle load
becoming thinner, therefore reducing
When the trailer is coupled and the
climbing ability, the permissible gross
towing vehicle fully loaded, the
train weight also decreases by 10 %
permissible rear axle load (see
for every 3300 ft of additional altitude.
identification plate or vehicle
The gross train weight does not have
documents) may be exceeded by
to be reduced when driving on roads The bag with the coupling ball bar is
60 kg, the gross vehicle weight rating
with slight inclines (less than 8 %, e.g. stowed in the rear stowage
may be exceeded by 60 kg. If the
motorways). compartment on the floor.
permissible rear axle load is
The permissible gross train weight exceeded, a maximum speed of Stick the strap through the lashing
must not be exceeded. This weight is 60 mph applies. eye, wrap around twice and tighten
specified on the identification plate the strap to secure the bag.
3 187.
Towing equipment
Vertical coupling load
The vertical coupling load is the load Caution
exerted by the trailer on the coupling
ball. It can be varied by changing the When operating without a trailer,
weight distribution when loading the remove the coupling ball bar.
trailer.
144 Driving and operating

Fitting the coupling ball bar Checking the tensioning of the


coupling ball bar

Pull out rotary knob and turn


clockwise as far as it will go.
Disengage and fold down the socket.
Remove the sealing plug from the Red marking on rotary knob must Inserting the coupling ball bar
opening for the coupling ball bar and point towards green marking on
stow it. coupling ball bar.
The gap between the rotary knob
and the coupling ball bar must be
approx. 6 mm.
The key must be in position c.
Otherwise, the coupling ball bar must
be tensioned before being inserted:
Unlock coupling ball bar by turning
key to position c.
Driving and operating 145

Insert the tensioned coupling ball bar Attach breakaway stopping cable to Dismounting the coupling ball bar
in the opening and push firmly eye.
upwards until it audibly engages.
Check that the coupling ball bar is
The rotary handle snaps back into its correctly installed
original position resting against the Green marking on rotary knob must
coupling ball bar without a gap. point towards green marking on
coupling ball bar.
9 Warning
There must be no gap between the
Do not touch rotary handle during rotary handle and the coupling ball
insertion. bar.
The coupling ball bar must be firmly
Lock the coupling ball bar by turning engaged in the opening.
the key to position e. Remove the key The coupling ball bar must be
and close the protective flap. locked and the key removed. Open the protective flap and turn the
key to position c to unlock the
Eye for break-away stopping cable coupling ball bar.
9 Warning
Pull out rotary handle and turn
Towing a trailer is permitted only clockwise as far as it will go. Pull out
when a coupling ball bar is fitted coupling ball bar downwards.
correctly. If the coupling ball bar Insert sealing plug in opening. Fold
does not engage correctly, seek away socket.
the assistance of a workshop.
Trailer stability assist
If the system detects snaking
movements, engine power is reduced
and the vehicle/trailer combination is
146 Driving and operating

selectively braked until the snaking


ceases. While system is working keep
steering wheel as still as possible.
Trailer stability assist (TSA) is
a function of the Electronic Stability
Control 3 133.
Vehicle care 147

Vehicle care General Information Drain the washer fluid reservoir.


Check the coolant antifreeze and
Accessories and vehicle corrosion protection.
modifications Adjust tyre pressure to the value
General Information ................... 147 specified for full load.
We recommend to use genuine parts
Vehicle checks ........................... 148 and accessories and factory Park the vehicle in a dry, well
Bulb replacement ....................... 153 approved parts specific for your ventilated place. Engage first or
Electrical system ........................ 160 vehicle type. We cannot assess or reverse gear or set selector lever to
guarantee reliability of other products P. Prevent the vehicle from rolling.
Vehicle tools .............................. 166 - even if they have a regulatory or Do not apply the parking brake.
Wheels and tyres ....................... 166 otherwise granted approval.
Open the bonnet, close all doors
Jump starting ............................. 177 Do not make any modifications to the and lock the vehicle.
Towing ....................................... 179 electrical system, e.g. changes of
electronic control units (chip tuning). Disconnect the clamp from the
Appearance care ....................... 181 negative terminal of the vehicle
battery. Beware that all systems are
Vehicle storage not functional, e.g. anti-theft alarm
Storage for a long period of time system.
If the vehicle is to be stored for several Putting back into operation
months: When the vehicle is to be put back into
Wash and wax the vehicle. operation:
Have the wax in the engine Connect the clamp to the negative
compartment and underbody terminal of the vehicle battery.
checked. Activate the electronics of the
Clean and preserve the rubber power windows.
seals. Check tyre pressure.
Change the engine oil. Fill up the washer fluid reservoir.
148 Vehicle care

Check the engine oil level. Vehicle checks 9 Danger


Check the coolant level.
Fit the number plate if necessary. Performing work The ignition system and Xenon
headlights use extremely high
End-of-life vehicle recovery voltage. Do not touch.
Information on end-of-life vehicle
recovery centres and the recycling of
Bonnet
end-of-life vehicles is available on our Opening
website. Only entrust this work to an
authorised recycling centre.

9 Warning
Only perform engine compartment
checks when the ignition is off.
The cooling fan may start
operating even if the ignition is off. Pull the release lever and return it to
its original position.
Vehicle care 149

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.

Engine oil
In vehicles fitted with engine oil level
monitoring, the engine oil level is
checked automatically, Vehicle
Push the safety catch to the right and messages 3 91. However, check the Different dipsticks are used
open the bonnet. engine oil level manually on a regular depending on engine variant.
basis to prevent damage to the
engine. Ensure that the correct
specification of oil is used.
Recommended fluids and lubricants
3 185.
Check with the vehicle on a level
surface. The engine must be at
operating temperature and switched
off for at least 5 minutes.
Pull out the dipstick, wipe it clean,
insert it to the stop on the handle, pull
out and read the engine oil level.
Insert dipstick to the stop on the
Secure the bonnet support. handle and make half a turn.
150 Vehicle care

When the engine oil level has Fit the cap on straight and tighten it.
dropped to the MIN mark, top up
engine oil. Engine coolant
The coolant provides freeze
protection down to approx. -28 C.

Caution
Only use approved antifreeze.

Coolant level

Caution If the cooling system is cold, the


coolant level should be above the
Too low a coolant level can cause filling line mark. Top up if the level is
engine damage. low.
We recommend the use of the same
grade of engine oil that was used at
last change. 9 Warning
The engine oil level must not exceed Allow the engine to cool before
the MAX mark on the dipstick. opening the cap. Carefully open
the cap, relieving the pressure
Caution slowly.

Overfilled engine oil must be To top up use a 1:1 mixture of


drained or suctioned out. released coolant concentrate mixed
with clean tap water. If no coolant
Capacities 3 195. concentrate is available, use clean
tap water. Install the cap tightly. Have
Vehicle care 151

the coolant concentration checked


Caution Brake fluid
and have the cause of the coolant
loss remedied by a workshop. 9 Warning
Only washer fluid with a sufficient
antifreeze concentration provides
Washer fluid protection at low temperatures or Brake fluid is poisonous and
a sudden drop in temperature. corrosive. Avoid contact with eyes,
skin, fabrics and painted surfaces.
Brakes
In the event of minimum thickness of
the brake lining, g illuminates.
Additionally a code number or
a vehicle message is displayed in the
Driver Information Center. Vehicle
messages 3 91.
Continued driving is possible but
have the brake lining replaced as
soon as possible.
Fill with clean water mixed with Once new brake linings are installed,
a suitable quantity of windscreen do not brake unnecessarily hard for
washer fluid which contains the first few journeys. The brake fluid level must be between
antifreeze. For the correct mixing ratio the MIN and the MAX marks.
refer to the washer fluid container.
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.
152 Vehicle care

Only use high-performance brake Ensure the ignition is switched off Wiper blade replacement
fluid approved for the vehicle, Brake before connecting or disconnecting
and clutch fluid 3 185. the vehicle battery. Wiper blades on the windscreen
The anti-theft alarm siren must be
Battery deactivated as follows: Switch the
The vehicle battery is maintenance- ignition on then off, disconnect the
free provided that the driving profile vehicle's battery within 15 seconds.
allows sufficient charging of the Battery discharge protection 3 113.
battery. Short-distance-driving and
frequent engine starts can discharge Diesel fuel system bleeding
the battery. Avoid the use of
unneccessary electrical consumers. If the tank has been run dry, the diesel
fuel system must be bled. Switch on
the ignition three times for 15 seconds
at a time. Then start the engine for
a maximum of 40 seconds. Repeat
this process after no less than Lift the wiper arm, press button to
5 seconds. If the engine fails to start, disengage the wiper blade and
seek the assistance of a workshop. remove.
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.
Vehicle care 153

Wiper blade on the rear window Bulb replacement Headlights have separate systems for
low beam 1 (outer bulbs) and high
Switch off the ignition and switch off beam 2 (inner bulbs).
the relevant switch or close the doors. Low beam
Only hold a new bulb at the base! Do
not touch the bulb glass with bare
hands.
Use only the same bulb type for
replacement.
Replace headlight bulbs from within
the engine compartment.

Halogen headlights
Lift wiper arm. Disengage wiper blade
as shown in illustration and remove.

1. Rotate the cap 1 anti-clockwise


and remove it.
154 Vehicle care

3. Detach the bulb from the bulb 4. Insert the bulb holder, engaging
holder and replace the bulb. the two lugs into the reflector and
4. Insert the bulb holder, engaging rotate clockwise to secure.
the two lugs into the reflector and 5. Fit the cap and rotate clockwise.
rotate clockwise to secure.
Sidelights/Daytime running light
5. Fit the cap and rotate clockwise.
High beam

2. Rotate the bulb holder anti-


clockwise to disengage. Withdraw
the bulb holder from the reflector.

1. Rotate the cap anti-clockwise and


remove it. Use the screwdriver to
1. Rotate the cap 2 anti-clockwise rotate the cap.
and remove it.
2. Rotate the bulb holder anti-
clockwise to disengage. Withdraw
the bulb holder from the reflector.
3. Detach the bulb from the bulb
holder and replace the bulb.
Vehicle care 155

3. Remove the bulb from the socket


and replace the bulb.
4. Insert the bulb holder into the
reflector. Fit the cap and rotate
clockwise.
Front turn signal

2. Press latches together and 1. Disengage the spring clip and


withdraw the bulb holder from the then swivel it backwards.
reflector. 2. Pull the bulb holder with bulb out
of the reflector.

The bulbs are accessible from


beneath the vehicle.
156 Vehicle care

3. Disengage the bulb holder from Fog lights 1. Turn the bulb holder anti-
the plug connector by pressing clockwise and remove it from the
the retaining lug. reflector.
4. Remove and replace the bulb
holder with bulb.
5. Attach the plug connector.
6. Insert the bulb holder into the
reflector.
7. Svivel the spring clip forwards and
engage.

Xenon headlights
9 Danger The bulbs are accessible from
beneath the vehicle. 2. Disengage the bulb holder from
Xenon headlights work under the plug connector by pressing
extremely high electrical voltage. the retaining lug.
Do not touch. Have bulbs replaced 3. Remove and replace the bulb
by a workshop. holder with bulb.
4. Attach the plug connector.
5. Insert the bulb holder into the
reflector.
6. Turn the bulb holder clockwise
and engage.
Vehicle care 157

Tail lights 2. Unscrew the plastic securing nut


from the inside by hand.

6. Unscrew the three screws with


a coin and remove the bulb
1. Release the cover and remove it. carrier.
3. Carefully withdraw the light
assembly from retaining pins and
remove. Make sure that the cable
duct remains in position.
4. Detach the cable from the
retainer.
5. Detach the wiring plug from the
bulb carrier.
158 Vehicle care

7. Remove and replace the bulb. Tail lights in the tailgate frame
Tail lights (1)
Brake light (2)
Turn signal light (3)
8. Insert the bulb carrier into the tail
light assembly and screw into
place. Connect the wiring plug
and press the cable into the
retainer. Fit light assembly onto
retaining pins and tighten the
securing nut. Close the cover and
engage. 4. Press the retaining lug and
9. Switch on the ignition, operate remove the bulb carrier from the
and check all lights. 1. Open the tailgate and remove the tail light assembly.
three covers.
2. Unscrew the three screws and
remove.
3. Remove the tail light assembly.
Make sure that the cable duct
remains in position.
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5. To replace the tail light (1), Number plate light


remove and replace the bulb
To replace the rear fog light (2),
push the bulb slightly into the
socket, rotate anti-clockwise,
remove and replace the bulb.
6. Insert the bulb carrier into the tail
light assembly. Install the tail light
assembly in the tailgate and
tighten the screws. Attach the
three covers.
7. Switch on the ignition, operate
and check all lights. 3. Disengage the retaining lug and
remove the bulb holder from the
For replacing the tail light bulb and 1. Insert screwdriver in recess of the wiring plug.
reverse light bulb on the right side of cover, press to the side and
the tailgate frame, proceed in the 4. Remove and replace the bulb
release spring. Remove cover. holder with bulb.
same way.
2. Remove the bulb holder 5. Connect the wiring plug to the
downwards, taking care not to pull bulb holder.
Side turn signal lights on the cable.
6. Push the bulb holder into the
Have bulbs replaced by a workshop.
housing and close the cover.

Interior lights
Courtesy light, reading lights
Have bulbs replaced by a workshop.
160 Vehicle care

Load compartment light Electrical system


Have bulbs replaced by a workshop.
Fuses
Instrument panel illumination Data on the replacement fuse must
Have bulbs replaced by a workshop. match the data on the defective fuse.
There are three fuse boxes in the
vehicle:
in the front left of the engine
compartment,
in the interior behind the storage
compartment, or, in right-hand
drive vehicles, behind the
glovebox,
behind a cover on the left side of the
load compartment.
Before replacing a fuse, turn off the
respective switch and the ignition.
A blown fuse can be recognized by its
melted wire. Do not replace the fuse
until the cause of the fault has been
remedied.
Some functions are protected by
several fuses.
Fuses may also be inserted without Fuse extractor
existence of a function. A fuse extractor may be located in the
fuse box in the engine compartment.
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Engine compartment fuse box

Place the fuse extractor on the


various types of fuse from the top or
side, and withdraw fuse. The fuse box is in the front left of the
engine compartment.
Disengage the cover, lift it upwards
and remove.
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No. Circuit No. Circuit


1 Engine control module 17 Transmission control module
2 Lambda probe 18 Heated rear window
3 Fuel injection, ignition system 19 Front power windows
4 Fuel injection, ignition system 20 Rear power windows
5 21 ABS
6 Mirror heating 22 Left high beam (Halogen)
7 Fan control 23 Headlamp washer system
8 Lambda probe, engine 24 Right low beam (Xenon)
9 Rear window sensor 25 Left low beam (Xenon)
10 Battery sensor 26 Fog lights
11 Trunk release 27 Diesel fuel heating
12 Adaptive forward lighting 28
module
29 Electrical parking brake
13
30 ABS
14 Rear window wiper
31
15 Engine control module
32 Airbag
16 Starter
33 Adaptive forward lighting
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No. Circuit No. Circuit Instrument panel fuse box


34 50 Headlamp levelling
35 Power windows 51 Air shutter
36 52 Auxiliary heater, diesel engine
37 Canister vent solenoid 53 Transmission control module,
Engine control module
38 Vacuum pump
54 Wiring monitoring
39 Fuel system control module
40 Windscreen washer, Rear After having changed defective fuses
window washer system close the fuse box cover and press
until it engages.
41 Right high beam (Halogen) If the fuse box cover is not closed
42 Radiator fan correctly, malfunction may occur.

43 Windscreen wiper In left-hand drive vehicles, the fuse


box is behind the storage
44 compartment in the instrument panel.
45 Radiator fan Open the compartment and push it to
the left to unlock. Fold the
46 compartment down and remove it.
47 Horn
48 Radiator fan
49 Fuel pump
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No. Circuit
10 Door locks
11 Interior fan
12
13
14 Diagnostic connector
15 Airbag
16
In right-hand drive vehicles, the fuse No. Circuit 17 Air conditioning system
box is located behind a cover in the
glovebox. Open the glovebox, then 1 Displays 18
open the cover and fold it down.
2 Exterior lights 19 Brake lights, tail lights, interior
lights
3 Exterior lights
20
4 Radio
21 Instrument
5 Infotainment system
22 Ignition switch
6 Power outlet front
23 Body control unit
7 Power outlet rear seat
24 Body control unit
8 Left low beam
9 Right low beam
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No. Circuit No. Circuit


25 1 Trailer module
26 2 Trailer outlet
3 Parking assist
Load compartment fuse box 4
5
6
7
8 Anti-theft alarm system
9
10
11 Trailer module, Trailer socket
12
The fuse box is on the left side of the
load compartment behind a cover. 13 Trailer outlet
Remove the cover. 14
15
16
17
166 Vehicle care

No. Circuit Vehicle tools Wheels and tyres


18 Tools Tyre condition, wheel condition
19 Steering wheel heating Vehicles with tyre repair kit Drive over edges slowly and at right
20 Sunroof angles if possible. Driving over sharp
edges can cause tyre and wheel
21 Seat heating damage. Do not trap tyres on the kerb
22 when parking.
Regularly check the wheels for
23 damage. Seek the assistance of
24 a workshop in the event of damage or
unusual wear.
25
26 Winter tyres
27 Winter tyres improve driving safety at
temperatures below 7 C and should
28 The tools and tyre repair kit are in therefore be fitted on all wheels.
29 a storage compartment below the Tyres of size 205/55 R16,
floor cover in the load compartment. 225/45 R 18, 235/40 R 19 and
30 235/45 R 18 must not be used as
Vehicles with spare wheel winter tyres. Tyres of size
31 Amplifier, Subwoofer The jack, the tools and a strap for 215/60 R 16 must not be used as
32 Active damping system, Lane securing a damaged wheel are in winter tyres on engines A14XEL,
departure warning a storage compartment below the A14XER, A14NET, A16LET,
spare wheel in the load compartment. A16XER and A13DTE.
Spare wheel 3 176.
Vehicle care 167

In accordance with country-specific Tyre pressure The ECO tyre pressure serves to
regulations, affix the speed sticker in achieve the smallest amount of fuel
Check the pressure of cold tyres at
the driver's field of view. consumption possible.
least every 14 days and before any
long journey. Do not forget the spare Incorrect tyre pressures will impair
Tyre designations wheel. This also applies to vehicles safety, vehicle handling, comfort and
E.g. 215/60 R 16 95 H with tyre pressure monitoring system. fuel economy and will increase tyre
wear.
215 = Tyre width, mm Unscrew the valve cap.
60 = Cross-section ratio (tyre 9 Warning
height to tyre width), %
R = Belt type: Radial If the pressure is too low, this can
RF = Type: RunFlat result in considerable tyre warm-
16 = Wheel diameter, inches up and internal damage, leading to
95 = Load index e.g. 95 is tread separation and even to tyre
equivalent to 690 kg blow-out at high speeds.
H = Speed code letter
Speed code letter: If the tyre pressure shall be reduced
or increased on a vehicle with tyre
Q = up to 100 mph pressure monitoring system, switch
S = up to 112 mph off ignition.
T = up to 118 mph
H = up to 130 mph Tyre pressure 3 196 and on the label
V = up to 150 mph on the front left door frame. Tyre pressure monitoring
W = up to 168 mph The tyre pressure data refers to cold system
tyres. It applies to summer and winter The tyre pressure monitoring system
tyres. checks the pressure of all four wheels
Always inflate the spare tyre to the once a minute when vehicle speed
pressure specified for full load. exceeds a certain limit.
168 Vehicle care

All wheels must be equipped with Control indicator w 3 85.


pressure sensors and the tyres must Vehicle messages 3 91.
have the prescribed pressure.
If the tyre pressure shall be reduced
The current tyre pressures can be or increased, switch off ignition.
shown in the Vehicle Information
Menu in the Driver Information If a complete set of wheels without
Center. sensors is mounted (e.g. four winter
tyres), a message is displayed in the
The menu can be selected by the Driver Information Center. The tyre
buttons on the turn signal lever. pressure monitoring system is not
operational. Retrofitting of sensors is
possible.
Turn the adjuster wheel to select the A spare wheel or temporary spare
tyre pressure monitoring system. wheel is not equipped with pressure
sensors. The tyre pressure
System status and small pressure monitoring system is not operational
differences are displayed by for these wheels. Control indicator w
a warning message with the illuminates. For the further three
corresponding tyre flashing in the wheels the system remains
Driver Information Center. operational.
Furthermore considerable pressure The use of commercially available
differences between the tyres on one liquid tyre repair kits can impair the
axle are displayed by a warning function of the system. Factory
Press the MENU button to select the message in the Driver Information
Vehicle Information Menu. approved repair kits can be used.
Center.
External high-power radio equipment
Major pressure differences are could disrupt the tyre pressure
indicated additionally by the control monitoring system.
indicator w.
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The tyre pressure monitoring system Temperature compensation


valve cores and sealing rings must be Cold tyres decrease the tyre
replaced each time the tyres are pressure, warm tyres increase the
changed. tyre pressure. The tyre pressure
monitoring system considers this
Adaptive threshold function
effect for the warning messages.
The tyre pressure monitoring system
automatically detects if the vehicle is The tyre pressure value displayed in
driven with a tyre pressure the Driver Information Center shows
appropriate for a load of up to the actual tyre pressure. Therefore it
3 people or for a full load. is important to check tyre pressure
with cold tyres.
If the tyre pressure shall be reduced,
switch off ignition before reducing.
Tread depth The legally permissible minimum
Auto learn function Check tread depth at regular tread depth (1.6 mm) has been
After changing wheels the vehicle has intervals. reached when the tread has worn
to be stationary for approx. 20 down as far as one of the tread wear
minutes, before the system Tyres should be replaced for safety indicators (TWI). Their position is
recalculates. The following relearn reasons at a tread depth of 2-3 mm (4 indicated by markings on the
process takes up to 10 minutes of mm for winter tyres). sidewall.
driving with a speed of minimum If there is more wear at the front than
12 mph. In this case $ can be the rear, swap round front wheels and
displayed or pressure values can rear wheels. Ensure that the direction
swap in the Driver Information Center. of rotation of the wheels is the same
If problems occur during the relearn as before.
process a warning message is Tyres age, even if they are not used.
displayed in the Driver Information We recommend tyre replacement
Center. every 6 years.
170 Vehicle care

Changing tyre and wheel size Wheel covers must not impair brake Always use fine mesh chains that add
cooling. no more than 10 mm to the tyre tread
If tyres of a different size than those
and the inboard sides (including chain
fitted at the factory are used, it may be
9 Warning lock).
necessary to reprogramme the
speedometer as well as the nominal
tyre pressure and make other vehicle Use of unsuitable tyres or wheel 9 Warning
modifications. covers could lead to sudden
pressure loss and thereby Damage may lead to tyre blowout.
After converting to a different tyre accidents.
size, have the label with tyre Tyre chains are not permitted on tyres
pressures replaced.
Tyre chains of size 205/65 R 16, 215/60 R 16 and
225/50 R 17.
9 Warning The use of tyre chains is not permitted
on the temporary spare wheel.
Use of unsuitable tyres or wheels
may lead to accidents and will
invalidate the vehicle type Tyre repair kit
approval. Minor damage to the tyre tread or
sidewall can be repaired with the tyre
Wheel covers repair kit.
Wheel covers and tyres that are Do not remove foreign bodies from
factory approved for the respective the tyres.
vehicle and comply with all of the Tyre damage exceeding 4 mm or that
relevant wheel and tyre combination is at tyre's side wall near the rim
requirements must be used. Tyre chains are only permitted on the cannot be repaired with the tyre repair
If the wheel covers and tyres used are front wheels. kit.
not factory approved, the tyres must
not have a rim protection ridge.
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1. Take the tyre repair kit from the


9 Warning compartment.
Do not drive faster than 50 mph. 2. Remove the compressor.
Do not use for a lengthy period.
Steering and handling may be
affected.

If you have a flat tyre:


Apply the parking brake and engage
first gear, reverse gear or P.

4. Screw the compressor air hose to


the connection on the sealant
bottle.
3. Remove the electrical connection 5. Fit the sealant bottle into the
cable and air hose from the retainer on the compressor.
stowage compartments on the Set the compressor near the tyre
underside of the compressor. in such a way that the sealant
bottle is upright.

The tyre repair kit is in a compartment


under the floor cover in the load
compartment or in the underseat
storage compartment 3 53.
172 Vehicle care

10. Set the rocker switch on the If the prescribed tyre pressure is
6. Unscrew valve cap from defective
compressor to I. The tyre is filled not obtained within 10 minutes,
tyre.
with sealant. remove the tyre repair kit. Move
7. Screw the filler hose to the tyre the vehicle one tyre rotation.
valve. 11. The compressor pressure gauge Reattach the tyre repair kit and
8. The switch on the compressor briefly indicates up to 6 bar whilst continue the filling procedure for
must be set to J. the sealant bottle is emptying 10 minutes. If the prescribed tyre
(approx. 30 seconds). Then the pressure is still not obtained, the
9. Connect the compressor plug to pressure starts to drop.
the power outlet or cigarette tyre is too badly damaged. Seek
lighter socket. 12. All of the sealant is pumped into the assistance of a workshop.
the tyre. Then the tyre is inflated. Drain excess tyre pressure with
To avoid discharging the battery,
we recommend running the 13. The prescribed tyre pressure the button over the pressure
engine. should be obtained within 10 indicator.
minutes. Tyre pressure 3 196. Do not run the compressor longer
When the correct pressure is than 10 minutes.
obtained, switch off the
compressor.
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14. Detach the tyre repair kit. Push Note


catch on bracket to remove The driving characteristics of the
sealant bottle from bracket. Screw repaired tyre is severely affected,
the tyre inflation hose to the free therefore have this tyre replaced.
connection of the sealant bottle. If unusual noise is heard or the
This prevents sealant from compressor becomes hot, turn
escaping. Stow tyre repair kit in compressor off for at least 30
load compartment. minutes.
15. Remove any excess sealant The built-in safety valve opens at
using a cloth. a pressure of 7 bar.
16. Take the label indicating Note the expiry date of the kit. After
maximum permitted speed from this date its sealing capability is no
the sealant bottle and affix in the If tyre pressure is more than 1.3
bar, set it to the correct value. longer guaranteed. Pay attention to
driver's field of view. storage information on sealant
Repeat the procedure until there
17. Continue driving immediately so is no more loss of pressure. bottle.
that sealant is evenly distributed Replace the used sealant bottle.
in the tyre. After driving approx. If the tyre pressure has fallen
below 1.3 bar, the vehicle must Dispose of the bottle as prescribed
6 miles (but no more than 10 by applicable laws.
minutes), stop and check tyre not be used. Seek the assistance
pressure. Screw compressor air of a workshop. The compressor and sealant can be
hose directly onto tyre valve and 18. Stow away tyre repair kit in load used from approx. -30 C.
compressor when doing this. compartment. 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.
174 Vehicle care

Wheel changing Never crawl under a jacked-up


vehicle.
Some vehicles are equipped with
a tyre repair kit instead of a spare Do not start the vehicle when it is
wheel 3 170. raised on the jack.
Make the following preparations and Clean wheel nuts and thread before
observe the following information: mounting the wheel.
Park the vehicle on a level, firm and
non-skid surface. The front wheels
must be in the straight-ahead
position.
Apply the parking brake and
engage first gear, reverse gear or 2. Install the wheel wrench ensuring
P. that it locates securely and loosen
Remove the spare wheel 3 176. each wheel nut by half a turn.
Never change more than one wheel
at once.
Use the jack only to change wheels
in case of puncture, not for 1. Disengage wheel nut caps with
seasonal winter or summer tyre a screwdriver and remove. Pull off
change. the wheel cover with the hook.
If the ground on which the vehicle Vehicle tools 3 166.
is standing is soft, a solid board Alloy wheels: Disengage wheel
(max. 0.4 inches thick) should be nut caps with a screwdriver and
placed under the jack. remove. To protect the wheel,
No people or animals may be in the place a soft cloth between the
vehicle when it is jacked-up. screwdriver and the alloy wheel.
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3. Ensure the jack is correctly 10. Align the valve hole in the wheel
positioned under the relevant cover with the tyre valve before
vehicle jacking point. installing.
Install wheel nut caps.
11. Stow the replaced wheel 3 176
and the vehicle tools 3 166.
12. Check the tyre pressure of the
installed tyre and the wheel nut
torque as soon as possible.
Have the defective tyre renewed or
repaired.
Attach jack handle and with the
jack correctly aligned rotate Jacking position for lifting platform
handle until wheel is clear of the
ground.
4. Set the jack to the necessary
5. Unscrew the wheel nuts.
height. Position it directly below
the jacking point in a manner that 6. Change the wheel.
prevents it from slipping. 7. Screw on the wheel nuts.
8. Lower vehicle.
9. Install the wheel wrench ensuring
that it locates securely and tighten
each nut in a crosswise
sequence. Tightening torque is
140 Nm.
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Rear arm position of the lifting The spare wheel has a steel rim. compartment after having changed
platform centrically under the recess The use of a spare wheel that is wheels, it needs to be secured with
of the sill. smaller than the other wheels or in a strap. Vehicle tools 3 166
combination with winter tyres could Temporary spare wheel
affect driveability. Have the defective
The use of the temporary spare wheel
tyre replaced as soon as possible.
could affect driveability. Have the
defective tyre renewed or repaired as
soon as possible.
Only mount one temporary spare
wheel. Do not drive faster than
50 mph. Take curves slowly. Do not
use for a long period of time.
Tyre chains 3 170.
Stowing a damaged wheel
Front arm position of the lifting A damaged wheel must be stowed in
platform at the underbody. the load compartment and secured
with a strap. Tools 3 166
Spare wheel The spare wheel is located in the load 1. Position the wheel close to one
Some vehicles are equipped with compartment beneath the floor side wall of the load compartment.
a tyre repair kit instead of a spare covering. It is secured with a wing nut.
wheel. The spare wheel well is not designed
The spare wheel can be classified as for all permissible tyre sizes. If
a temporary spare wheel depending a wheel wider than the spare wheel
on the size compared to the other has to be stowed in the load
mounted wheels and country
regulations.
Vehicle care 177

Jump starting
Do not start with quick charger.
A vehicle with a discharged battery
can be started using jump leads and
the battery of another vehicle.

9 Warning
Be extremely careful when starting
with jump leads. Any deviation
from the following instructions can
2. Stick the loop end of the strap 4. Insert the strap through the lead to injuries or damage caused
through the front lashing eye of spokes of the wheel as shown in by battery explosion or damage to
the according side. the illustration. the electrical systems of both
3. Stick the hook end of the strap 5. Mount the hook to the rear lashing vehicles.
through the loop and pull it until eye.
the strap is fastened securely to 6. Tighten the strap and secure it 9 Warning
the lashing eye. using the buckle.
Avoid contact of the battery with
eyes, skin, fabrics and painted
surfaces. The fluid contains
sulphuric acid which can cause
injuries and damage in the event
of direct contact.

Never expose the battery to naked


flames or sparks.
178 Vehicle care

A discharged battery can already The vehicles must not come into 3. Connect the black lead to the
freeze at a temperature of 0 C. contact with each other during the negative terminal of the booster
Defrost the frozen battery before jump starting process. battery.
connecting jump leads. Apply the parking brake, 4. Connect the other end of the black
Wear eye protection and protective transmission in neutral, automatic lead to a vehicle grounding point,
clothing when handling a battery. transmission in P. such as the engine block or an
Use a booster battery with the engine mounting bolt. Connect as
same voltage (12 Volts). Its far away from the discharged
capacity (Ah) must not be much battery as possible, however at
less than that of the discharged least 2 ft.
battery. Route the leads so that they cannot
Use jump leads with insulated catch on rotating parts in the engine
terminals and a cross section of at compartment.
least 16 mm2 (25 mm2 for diesel To start the engine:
engines). 1. Start the engine of the vehicle
Do not disconnect the discharged providing the jump.
battery from the vehicle. 2. After 5 minutes, start the other
Switch off all unnecessary electrical engine. Start attempts should be
consumers. Lead connection order: made for no longer than 15
Do not lean over the battery during 1. Connect the red lead to the seconds at an interval of 1 minute.
jump starting. positive terminal of the booster 3. Allow both engines to idle for
Do not allow the terminals of one battery. approx. 3 minutes with the leads
lead to touch those of the other 2. Connect the other end of the red connected.
lead. lead to the positive terminal of the
discharged battery.
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4. Switch on electrical consumers Towing


(e.g. headlights, heated rear
window) of the vehicle receiving Towing the vehicle
the jump start.
5. Reverse above sequence exactly
when removing leads.

Screw in the towing eye as far as it will


go until it stops in a horizontal
position.
Attach a tow rope or better still a tow
Disengage cap at bottom and remove rod to the towing eye.
downwards.
The towing eye must only be used for
The towing eye is stowed with the towing and not for recovering the
vehicle tools 3 166. vehicle.
Switch on ignition to release steering
wheel lock and to permit operation of
brake lights, horn and windscreen
wiper.
Transmission in neutral.
180 Vehicle care

Caution Towing another vehicle

Drive slowly. Do not drive jerkily.


Excessive tractive force can
damage the vehicle.

When the engine is not running,


considerably more force is needed to
brake and steer.
To prevent the entry of exhaust gases
from the towing vehicle, switch on the
air recirculation and close the
windows. Screw in the towing eye as far as it will
go until it stops in a horizontal
Vehicles with automatic transmission: Disengage the cap at the bottom and position.
The vehicle must be towed facing remove downwards.
forwards, not faster than 50 mph nor The lashing eye at the rear
The towing eye is stowed with the underneath the vehicle must never be
further than 60 miles. In all other
vehicle tools 3 166. used as a towing eye.
cases and when the transmission is
defective, the front axle must be Attach a tow rope or even better
raised off the ground. a tow bar to the towing eye.
Seek the assistance of a workshop. The towing eye must only be used for
After towing, unscrew the towing eye. towing and not for recovering
a vehicle.
Insert cap at the bottom and close.
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Caution Appearance care and rear window wiper must be


switched off. Remove antenna and
Exterior care external accessories such as roof
Drive slowly. Do not drive jerkily. racks etc.
Excessive tractive force can Locks
damage the vehicle. If you wash your vehicle by hand,
The locks are lubricated at the factory make sure that the insides of the
using a high quality lock cylinder wheel housings are also thoroughly
After towing, unscrew the towing eye.
grease. Use de-icing agent only when rinsed out.
Insert cap at the bottom and engage. absolutely necessary, as this has
Clean edges and folds on opened
a degreasing effect and impairs lock
doors and the bonnet as well as the
function. After using de-icing agent,
areas they cover.
have the locks regreased by
a workshop. Have the door hinges of all doors
greased by a workshop.
Washing Do not clean the engine compartment
The paintwork of your vehicle is with a steam-jet or high-pressure jet
exposed to environmental influences. cleaner.
Wash and wax your vehicle regularly.
When using automatic vehicle Thoroughly rinse and leather-off the
washes, select a programme that vehicle. Rinse leather frequently. Use
includes waxing. separate leathers for painted and
glass surfaces: remnants of wax on
Bird droppings, dead insects, resin, the windows will impair vision.
pollen and the like should be cleaned
off immediately, as they contain Exterior lights
aggressive constituents which can Headlight and other light covers are
cause paint damage. made of plastic. Do not use any
If using a vehicle wash, comply with abrasive or caustic agents, do not use
the vehicle wash manufacturer's an ice scraper, and do not clean them
instructions. The windscreen wipers dry.
182 Vehicle care

Polishing and waxing Clean smearing wiper blades with Underbody


Wax the vehicle regularly (at the a soft cloth and window cleaner. Some areas of the vehicle underbody
latest when water no longer beads). have a PVC undercoating while other
Sunroof
Otherwise, the paintwork will dry out. critical areas have a durable
Never clean with solvents or abrasive protective wax coating.
Polishing is necessary only if the paint agents, fuels, aggressive media (e.g.
has become dull or if solid deposits paint cleaner, acetone-containing After the underbody is washed, check
have become attached to it. solutions etc.), acidic or highly the underbody and have it waxed if
Paintwork polish with silicone forms alkaline media or abrasive pads. Do necessary.
a protective film, making waxing not apply wax or polishing agents to Bitumen/rubber materials could
unnecessary. the sunroof. damage the PVC coating. Have
Plastic body parts must not be treated underbody work carried out by
Wheels and tyres a workshop.
with wax or polishing agents.
Do not use high-pressure jet
Before and after winter, wash the
Windows and windscreen wiper cleaners.
underbody and have the protective
blades Clean rims with a pH-neutral wheel wax coating checked.
Use a soft lint-free cloth or chamois cleaner.
leather together with window cleaner Rims are painted and can be treated Towing equipment
and insect remover. with the same agents as the body. Do not clean the coupling ball bar with
When cleaning the rear window, a steam-jet or high-pressure jet
make sure the heating element inside Paintwork damage cleaner.
is not damaged. Rectify minor paintwork damage with
a touch-up pen before rust forms. Interior care
For mechanical removal of ice, use Have more extensive damage or rust
a sharp-edged ice scraper. Press the areas repaired by a workshop. Interior and upholstery
scraper firmly against the glass so
Only clean the vehicle interior,
that no dirt can get under it and
including the instrument panel fascia
scratch the glass.
and panelling, with a dry cloth or
interior cleaner.
Vehicle care 183

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.
The same applies to clothing with
sharp-edged objects, like zips or
belts or studded jeans.

Plastic and rubber parts


Plastic and rubber parts can be
cleaned with the same cleaner as
used to clean the body. Use interior
cleaner if necessary. Do not use any
other agent. Avoid solvents and petrol
in particular. Do not use high-
pressure jet cleaners.
184 Service and maintenance

Service and General information Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia,


Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands,
maintenance Service information Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania,
Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain,
In order to ensure economical and Sweden, Switzerland, United
safe vehicle operation and to Kingdom.
General information ................... 184 maintain the value of your vehicle, it
is of vital importance that all Service display 3 78.
Recommended fluids, lubricants maintenance work is carried out at the
and parts .................................... 185 International service intervals
proper intervals as specified.
Maintenance of your vehicle is
The detailed, up-to-date service required every 10,000 miles or after
schedule for your vehicle is available 1 year, whichever occurs first, unless
at the workshop. otherwise indicated in the service
Service display 3 78. display.
The international service intervals are
European service intervals
valid for the countries which are not
Maintenance of your vehicle is listed at the european service
required every 20,000 miles or after intervals.
1 year, whichever occurs first, unless
otherwise indicated in the service Service display 3 78.
display. Confirmations
The european service intervals are Confirmation of service is recorded in
valid for the following countries: the Service and Warranty Booklet.
Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia- The date and mileage is completed
Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, with the stamp and signature of the
Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, servicing workshop.
Estonia, Finland, France, Germany,
Greece, Greenland, Hungary,
Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia,
Service and maintenance 185

Make sure that the Service and Recommended fluids, aging control, whereas viscosity
Warranty Booklet is completed grade gives information on the oil's
correctly as continuous proof of lubricants and parts thickness over a temperature range.
service is essential if any warranty or The new engine oil quality
goodwill claims are to be met, and is Recommended fluids and
Dexos 2 TM is the newest oil quality
also a benefit when selling the lubricants and combines gasoline and diesel
vehicle. Only use products that have been performance. If it is unavailable,
tested and approved. Damage engine oils of other listed qualities
Service interval with remaining resulting from the use of non- have to be used.
engine oil life duration approved materials will not be
The service interval is based on covered by the warranty. Engine oil quality for European
several parameters depending on service schedules
usage. 9 Warning Dexos 2 TM = All petrol and diesel
The service display lets you know engines
when to change the engine oil. Operating materials are
Alternative qualities if Dexos 2 TM is
Service display 3 78. hazardous and could be
not available:
poisonous. Handle with care. Pay
attention to information given on GM-LL-A-025 = Petrol engines
the containers. GM-LL-B-025 = Diesel engines
Engine oil quality for international
Engine oil service schedules
Engine oil is identified by its quality Dexos 2 TM = All petrol and diesel
and its viscosity. Quality is more engines
important than viscosity when
selecting which engine oil to use. The Alternative qualities if Dexos 2 TM is
oil quality ensures e.g. engine not available:
cleanliness, wear protection and oil GM-LL-A-025 = Petrol engines
GM-LL-B-025 = Diesel engines
186 Service and maintenance

Alternative qualities if GM-LL-A-025 Additional engine oil additives The system is factory filled with
or GM-LL-B-025 are not available: The use of additional engine oil coolant designed for excellent
ACEA-A3/B3 or = Petrol engines additives could cause damage and corrosion protection and frost
A3/B4 invalidate the warranty. protection down to approx. -28 C.
ACEA-A3/B4 = Diesel engines This concentration should be
Engine oil viscosity grades maintained all year round. The use of
without Diesel
Use only engine oil viscosity grades additional coolant additives that
Particle Filter
SAE 5W-30 or 5W-40, 0W-30 or intend to give additional corrosion
(DPF)
0W-40. protection or seal against minor leaks
ACEA-C3 = Diesel engines
with DPF The SAE viscosity grade gives can cause function problems. Liability
information of the thickness of the oil. for consequences resulting from the
Topping up engine oil Multigrade oil is indicated by two use of additional coolant additives will
Engine oils of different manufacturers figures. The first figure, followed by be rejected.
and brands can be mixed as long as a W, indicates the low temperature
they comply with the required engine Brake and clutch fluid
viscosity and the second figure the Use only brake fluid which exceeds
oil quality and viscosity. high temperature viscosity. Please DOT4 requirements.
If engine oil of the required quality is select the approriate viscosity grade
not available, a maximum of 1 litre of depending on your minimum ambient Over time, brake fluid absorbs
ACEA C3 grade may be used (only temperature. moisture which will reduce braking
once between each oil change). The effectiveness. The brake fluid should
down to -25C: therefore be replaced at the specified
viscosity should be of one of the
below listed viscosity grades. SAE 5W-30 or SAE 5W-40 interval.
Use of engine oil with only ACEA A1/ below -25C: Brake fluid should be stored in
B1 or only A5/B5 quality is explicitly SAE 0W-30 or SAE 0W-40 a sealed container to avoid water
prohibited, since it can cause long- absorption.
term engine damage under certain Coolant and antifreeze Ensure brake fluid does not become
operating conditions. Use only silicate-free long life coolant contaminated.
(LLC) antifreeze.
Technical data 187

Technical data Vehicle identification Identification plate


Vehicle Identification Number
Vehicle identification .................. 187
Vehicle data ............................... 189

The identification plate is located on


the front left door frame.
The Vehicle Identification Number is
visible through the windscreen.
188 Technical data

Information on identification label:


1 = Manufacturer
2 = Type approval number
3 = Vehicle Identification Number
4 = Permissible gross vehicle
weight rating
5 = Permissible gross train weight
6 = Maximum permissible front axle
load
7 = Maximum permissible rear axle
load
8 = Vehicle-specific or country
specific data
The combined total of front and rear
axle loads must not exceed the
permissible gross vehicle weight. For
example, if the front axle is bearing its
maximum permissible load, the rear
axle can only bear a load that is equal
to the gross vehicle weight minus the
front axle load.
The technical data is determined in
accordance with European
Community standards. We reserve
the right to make modifications.
Specifications in the vehicle
documents always have priority over
those given in this manual.
Technical data 189

Vehicle data
Engine data
Sales designation 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.6 1.6
Engine identifier code A14XEL A14XER A14NET A16XER A16LET
Number of cylinders 4 4 4 4 4
Piston displacement [cm3] 1398 1398 1) 1598 1598
Engine power [kW] 64 74 1) 85 132
at rpm 6000 6000 1) 6000 5500
Torque [Nm] 130 130 1) 155 230
at rpm 4000 4000 1) 4000 2200
Fuel type Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol
Octane rating RON
recommended 95 95 95 95 95
possible 98 98 98 98 98
possible 91 91 91 91 91
Oil consumption [l/1000 km] 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6

1) Value was not available at time of printing.


190 Technical data

Sales designation 1.3 1.7 1.7 2.0 Turbo


Engine identifier code A13DTE A17DTJ A17DTR A20DTH
Number of cylinders 4 4 4 4
Piston displacement [cm3] 1) 1686 1686 1956
Engine power [kW] 1) 81 92 118
at rpm 1) 3800 4000 4000
Torque [Nm] 1) 260 280 350
at rpm 1) 1700-2550 2000-2700 1750-2500
Fuel type Diesel Diesel Diesel Diesel
Oil consumption [l/1000 km] 1) 0.6 0.6 0.6

1) Value was not available at time of printing.


Technical data 191

Performance
Saloon/Hatchback
Engine A14XEL A14XER A14NET A16LET A16XER
Maximum speed2) [mph]
Manual transmission 3) 3) 3) 137 117
Automatic transmission 3) 3) 113

Engine A13DTE A17DTJ A17DTR A20DTH


Maximum speed2) [mph]
Manual transmission 3) 112 121 3)

Automatic transmission 130

Fuel consumption - CO2-emissions


Saloon/Hatchback
To convert l/100 km into mpg, divide 282 by number of litres/100 km.

2) The maximum speed indicated is achievable at kerb weight (without driver) plus 200 kg payload. Optional equipment
could reduce the specified maximum speed of the vehicle.
3) Value was not available at time of printing.
192 Technical data

Manual transmission / automatic transmission.


Engine A14XEL A14XER A14NET A16XER A16LET
urban [l/100 km] 4)/ 4)/ 4)/4) 8.3/9.8 8.8/4)
extra-urban [l/100 km] 4)/ 4)/ 4)/4) 5.1/5.6 5.6/4)
total [l/100 km] 4)/ 4)/ 4)/4) 6.3/7.1 6.8/4)
CO2 [g/km] 4)/ 4)/ 4)/4) 147/167 159/4)

Engine A13DTE A17DTJ A17DTR A20DTH


urban [l/100 km] 4)/ 5.7/ 5.7/ 4)/7.9

extra-urban [l/100 km] 4)/ 4.2/ 4.2/ 4)/4.7

total [l/100 km] 4)/ 4.7/ 4.7/ 4)/5.9

CO2 [g/km] 4)/ 125/ 125/ 4)/155

4) Value was not available at time of printing.


Technical data 193

Vehicle weight
Kerb weight, basic model without any optional equipment
Saloon/Hatchback Engine Manual transmission Automatic transmission
without/with air conditioning A14XEL 1373/1388
[kg] A14XER 1373/1388
A14NET 1393/1408 /1453
A16LET /1490 /1503
A16XER 1393/1408 /1443
A13DTE 5)/5)
A17DTJ 1503/1518
A17DTR 1503/1518
A20DTH 1503/1518 /1590

5) Value was not available at time of printing.


194 Technical data

Kerb weight, basic model with all optional equipment


Saloon/Hatchback Engine Manual transmission Automatic transmission
without/with air conditioning A14XEL /1545
[kg] A14XER /1545
A14NET /1611 /1613
A16LET /1613 /1665
A16XER /1578 /1613
A13DTE 5)/5)
A17DTJ /1684
A17DTR /1689
A20DTH /1711 /1731

Vehicle dimensions
Saloon/Hatchback
Length [mm] 4419
Width without exterior mirrors [mm] 1814
Width with two exterior mirrors [mm] 2013

5) Value was not available at time of printing.


Technical data 195

Saloon/Hatchback
Height (without antenna) [mm] 1510
Length of load compartment floor [mm] 836
Length of load compartment with folded rear seats [mm] 1549
Load compartment width [mm] 1027
Load compartment height [mm] 774
Height of load compartment opening 772
Wheelbase [mm] 2685
Turning circle diameter [m] 11.5

Capacities
Engine oil
Engine A14XEL A14XER A14NET A16LET A16XER
including Filter [l] 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.5 4.5
between MIN and MAX [l] 1.0 1.0 4.0 1.0 1.0
196 Technical data

Engine A13DTE A17DTJ A17DTR A20DTH


including Filter [l] 3.2 5.4 5.4 4.5
between MIN and MAX [l] 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0

Fuel tank
Petrol/diesel, nominal capacity [l] 56

Tyre pressures
Saloon/Hatchback
Comfort with up to 3 people ECO with up to 3 people With full load
Engine Tyres front rear front rear front rear
[kPa/bar] [kPa/bar] [kPa/bar] [kPa/bar] [kPa/bar] [kPa/bar]
([psi]) ([psi]) ([psi]) ([psi]) ([psi]) ([psi])
A14XER, 205/55 R16, 220/2.2 (32) 220/2.2 (32) 270/2.7 (39) 270/2.7 (39) 230/2.3 (33) 270/2.7 (39)
A14XEL 205/60 R16,

215/50 R17,
215/60 R16,
225/45 R17
Technical data 197

Comfort with up to 3 people ECO with up to 3 people With full load


Engine Tyres front rear front rear front rear
[kPa/bar] [kPa/bar] [kPa/bar] [kPa/bar] [kPa/bar] [kPa/bar]
([psi]) ([psi]) ([psi]) ([psi]) ([psi]) ([psi])
A14NET, 205/55 R16, 220/2.2 (32) 220/2.2 (32) 270/2.7 (39) 270/2.7 (39) 230/2.3 (33) 270/2.7 (39)
A16 XER 205/60 R16,

215/50 R17,
215/60 R16,
225/45 R17,
225/45 R18,
235/40 R19
A16LET 205/65 R16, 230/2.3 (33) 230/2.3 (33) 270/2.7 (39) 270/2.7 (39) 240/2.4 (35) 280/2.8 (41)
215/50 R176),
215/60 R16,
225/50 R17,
235/40 R19,
235/45 R18

6) Only permitted as winter tyres.


198 Technical data

Comfort with up to 3 people ECO with up to 3 people With full load


Engine Tyres front rear front rear front rear
[kPa/bar] [kPa/bar] [kPa/bar] [kPa/bar] [kPa/bar] [kPa/bar]
([psi]) ([psi]) ([psi]) ([psi]) ([psi]) ([psi])
205/60 R16 250/2.5 (36) 230/2.3 (33) 260/2.6 (38) 300/3.0 (43)
A13DTE 205/55 R16, 220/2.2 (32) 220/2.2 (32) 270/2.7 (39) 270/2.7 (39) 230/2.3 (33) 270/2.7 (39)
205/60 R16,
215/50 R17,
215/60 R16,
225/45 R17
Technical data 199

Comfort with up to 3 people ECO with up to 3 people With full load


Engine Tyres front rear front rear front rear
[kPa/bar] [kPa/bar] [kPa/bar] [kPa/bar] [kPa/bar] [kPa/bar]
([psi]) ([psi]) ([psi]) ([psi]) ([psi]) ([psi])
A17DTJ 205/65 R16, 230/2.3 (33) 230/2.3 (33) 270/2.7 (39) 270/2.7 (39) 240/2.4 (35) 280/2.8 (41)
215/60 R16,
225/50 R17,
235/40 R19,
235/45 R18
205/55 R16, 240/2.4 (35) 220/2.2 (32) 250/2.5 (36) 290/2.9 (42)
215/50 R176),
225/45 R18
205/60 R16 250/2.5 (36) 230/2.3 (33) 260/2.6 (38) 300/3.0 (43)

6) Only permitted as winter tyres.


200 Technical data

Comfort with up to 3 people ECO with up to 3 people With full load


Engine Tyres front rear front rear front rear
[kPa/bar] [kPa/bar] [kPa/bar] [kPa/bar] [kPa/bar] [kPa/bar]
([psi]) ([psi]) ([psi]) ([psi]) ([psi]) ([psi])
A17DTR 205/65 R16, 230/2.3 (33) 230/2.3 (33) 270/2.7 (39) 270/2.7 (39) 240/2.4 (35) 280/2.8 (41)
215/60 R16,
225/50 R17,
235/40 R19,
235/45 R18
205/55 R16, 240/2.4 (35) 220/2.2 (32) 250/2.5 (36) 290/2.9 (42)
215/50 R176),
225/45 R18
205/60 R16 250/2.5 (36) 230/2.3 (33) 260/2.6 (38) 300/3.0 (43)

6) Only permitted as winter tyres.


Technical data 201

Comfort with up to 3 people ECO with up to 3 people With full load


Engine Tyres front rear front rear front rear
[kPa/bar] [kPa/bar] [kPa/bar] [kPa/bar] [kPa/bar] [kPa/bar]
([psi]) ([psi]) ([psi]) ([psi]) ([psi]) ([psi])
A20DTH 205/65 R16, 230/2.3 (33) 230/2.3 (33) 270/2.7 (39) 270/2.7 (39) 240/2.4 (35) 280/2.8 (41)
215/60 R16,
225/50 R17,
235/40 R19,
235/45 R18
205/60 R16, 250/2.5 (36) 230/2.3 (33) 260/2.6 (38) 300/3.0 (43)
215/50 R176)
All Temporary spare wheel 420/4.2 (61) 420/4.2 (61) 420/4.2 (61) 420/4.2 (61)

6) Only permitted as winter tyres.


202 Technical data

Towing hitch installation dimensions


Customer information 203

Customer Vehicle data recording with the consent of the vehicle


owner or, if the vehicle is leased,
information and privacy with the consent of the lessee,
Event data recorders in response to an official request of
police or similar government office,
The vehicle has a number of
Vehicle data recording and sophisticated systems that monitor as part of the manufacturers
privacy ....................................... 203 and control several vehicle data. defense in case of legal
Some data may be stored during proceedings,
regular operation to facilitate repair of as required by law.
detected malfunctions, other data is In addition, the manufacturer may use
stored only in a crash or near crash the collected or received data
event by systems commonly called
event data recorders (EDR). for the manufacturer's research
needs,
The systems may record data about
the condition of the vehicle and how it to make it available for research
was operated (e.g. engine speed, needs where appropriate
brake application, seat belt usage). confidentiality is maintained and
To read this data special equipment need is shown,
and access to the vehicle is required. to share summary data which is not
This will take place when the vehicle tied to a specific vehicle with other
is serviced in a workshop. Some data organisations for research
is electronically fed into GM global purposes.
diagnostic systems. The
manufacturer will not access
information about a crash event or
share it with others except
204

Index A
Accessories and vehicle
Bonnet ....................................... 148
Brake and clutch system ............. 82
modifications .......................... 147 Brake assist ............................... 132
Adaptive forward lighting ..... 86, 106 Brake fluid .................................. 151
Adjustable air vents ................... 119 Brakes ............................... 130, 151
Airbag and belt tensioners ........... 81 Bulb replacement ....................... 153
Airbag deactivation ................ 44, 82
Airbag system .............................. 41
C
Air conditioning regular Capacities .................................. 195
operation ................................ 121 Car Pass ...................................... 18
Air conditioning system .............. 115 Catalytic converter ..................... 125
Air intake .................................... 120 Central locking system ................ 20
Air quality sensor........................ 116 Centre console lighting .............. 112
Antilock brake system ................ 130 Centre console storage ............... 54
Antilock brake system (ABS) ....... 83 Changing tyre and wheel size . . . 170
Anti-theft alarm system ................ 24 Charging system .......................... 82
Anti-theft locking system .............. 24 Child locks ................................... 22
Apply footbrake ............................ 85 Child restraint installation
Armrest................................... 37, 38 locations ................................... 47
Armrest storage ........................... 53 Child restraint systems ................ 45
Automatic anti-dazzle .................. 28 Climate control ............................. 15
Automatic light control ............... 104 Clock............................................. 75
Automatic locking ........................ 22 Code............................................. 91
Automatic transmission ............. 126 Control indicators.......................... 79
Auxiliary heater........................... 119 Control of the vehicle ................. 122
Convex shape .............................. 27
B Cruise control ...................... 86, 135
Battery ....................................... 152 Cupholders .................................. 51
Battery discharge protection ...... 113 Curtain airbag system .................. 43
205

D Event data recorders.................. 203 H


Danger, Warnings and Cautions . . . 3 Exit lighting ................................ 112 Halogen headlights .................... 153
Daytime running light.................... 86 Exterior care .............................. 181 Hand brake................................. 131
Diesel fuel system bleeding ....... 152 Exterior light ................................. 86 Hazard warning flashers ............ 108
Diesel particle filter............... 84, 124 Exterior lighting ............................ 12 Headlight flash ........................... 105
Door open .................................... 86 Headlight range adjustment ...... 105
Driver Information Center............. 87
F Headlights when driving abroad 106
Driving characteristics and Fault ........................................... 128 Head restraint adjustment ............. 8
towing tips .............................. 142 First aid kit ................................... 68 Head restraints ............................ 33
Fixed air vents ........................... 120 Heated ......................................... 28
E Fog light ....................................... 86 Heated rear window ..................... 30
Electric adjustment ...................... 27 Fog lights ................................... 156 Heated steering wheel ................. 71
Electrical parking brake................ 83 Folding ......................................... 27 Heating ........................................ 37
Electrical parking brake fault........ 83 Front airbag system ..................... 42 Heating and ventilation system . 114
Electronic climate control Front fog lights ........................... 109 Height adjustable rear floor cover 65
system .................................... 116 Front storage................................ 52 High beam ........................... 86, 105
Electronic driving programmes . . 128 Fuel consumption - CO2- Hill start assist ........................... 132
Electronic Stability Control . . 84, 133 Emissions ....................... 141, 191 Horn ....................................... 13, 71
Electronic Stability Control off....... 84 Fuel for diesel engines .............. 140
End-of-life vehicle recovery ....... 148 Fuel for petrol engines ............... 140 I
Engine compartment fuse box ... 161 Fuel gauge ................................... 77 Identification plate ..................... 187
Engine coolant ........................... 150 Fuses ......................................... 160 Ignition switch positions ............. 123
Engine coolant temperature Immobiliser ............................ 26, 85
gauge ....................................... 78
G Instrument panel fuse box ......... 163
Engine data ............................... 189 General information ................... 142 Instrument panel illumination ..... 160
Engine exhaust .......................... 124 Glovebox ..................................... 51 Instrument panel illumination
Engine oil ................................... 149 Graphic-Info-Display, Colour- control .................................... 110
Engine oil pressure ...................... 85 Info-Display .............................. 89 Instrument panel overview ........... 11
Entry lighting .............................. 112 Interactive driving system........... 134
206

Interior care ............................... 182 Mirror adjustment ........................... 8 Reading lights ............................ 111
Interior lights ...................... 111, 159 Misted light covers ..................... 110 Rear carrier system...................... 55
Interruption of power supply ...... 128 Rear floor storage cover .............. 65
Introduction .................................... 3 N Rear fog light ............................... 86
ISOFIX child restraint systems .... 50 New vehicle running-in .............. 122 Rear fog lights ........................... 109
Number plate light ..................... 159 Rear window wiper/washer .......... 74
J Recommended fluids and
Jump starting ............................. 177 O
Odometer ..................................... 77 lubricants ................................ 185
K Outside temperature .................... 74 Reduced engine power................ 85
Keys ............................................. 18 Overrun cut-off ........................... 123 Refuelling ................................... 140
Reversing lights ......................... 110
L P Roof rack ..................................... 68
Lane departure warning....... 83, 138 Parking ................................ 17, 124
Lashing eyes ............................... 67 Parking assist ............................ 137
S
Light switch ................................ 104 Parking brake ............................ 131 Seat adjustment ....................... 6, 35
Load compartment ................ 23, 63 Parking lights ............................. 110 Seat belt ........................................ 8
Load compartment cover ............. 65 Particulate filter........................... 124 Seat belt reminder ....................... 81
Load compartment fuse box ...... 165 Performance .............................. 191 Seat belts ..................................... 38
Loading information ..................... 68 Performing work ........................ 148 Seat position ................................ 34
Low fuel ....................................... 85 Pollen filter ................................. 120 Selector lever ............................. 126
Low washer fluid .......................... 86 Power outlets ............................... 76 Service ............................... 121, 184
Power windows ............................ 29 Service display ............................ 78
M Preheating ................................... 84 Service information .................... 184
Malfunction indicator light ............ 82 Service vehicle soon .................... 82
Manual anti-dazzle ...................... 28 Q Side airbag system ...................... 42
Manual mode ............................. 127 Quickheat................................... 119 Side turn signal lights ................ 159
Manual transmission .................. 129 Spare wheel ............................... 176
Manual windows .......................... 29 R Speedometer ............................... 76
Memorised settings...................... 20 Radio remote control ................... 19 Starting off ................................... 16
Rain sensor.................................. 86 Starting the engine .................... 123
207

Steering wheel adjustment ...... 9, 70 Turn signal ................................... 81 Washer and wiper systems ......... 13
Steering wheel controls ............... 70 Tyre chains ................................ 170 Washer fluid ............................... 151
Sunglasses storage ..................... 52 Tyre designations ...................... 167 Wheel changing ......................... 174
Sunroof ........................................ 31 Tyre pressure ............................ 167 Wheel covers ............................. 170
Sunvisor lights ........................... 111 Tyre pressure monitoring Wheels and tyres ....................... 166
Sun visors .................................... 30 system............................... 85, 167 Windscreen wiper/washer ........... 72
Symbols ......................................... 4 Tyre pressures ........................... 196 Winter tyres ............................... 166
Tyre repair kit ............................. 170 Wiper blade replacement .......... 152
T
Tachometer ................................. 77 U X
Tail lights ................................... 157 Ultrasonic parking assist .............. 84 Xenon headlights ....................... 156
Three-point seat belt .................... 39 Underseat storage ....................... 53
Tools .......................................... 166 Upshift.......................................... 83
Top-tether fastening eyes ............ 50 Using this manual .......................... 3
Towing another vehicle ............. 180
Towing equipment ..................... 143 V
Towing hitch installation Variable effort steering................. 83
dimensions ............................. 202 Vehicle dimensions .................... 194
Towing the vehicle ..................... 179 Vehicle Identification Number .... 187
Traction Control system ............. 132 Vehicle messages ....................... 91
Traction Control system off........... 84 Vehicle personalisation ............... 99
Traffic sign assistant..................... 95 Vehicle specific data ...................... 3
Trailer stability assist ................. 145 Vehicle storage........................... 147
Trailer towing ............................. 142 Vehicle unlocking ........................... 6
Transmission ............................... 15 Vehicle weight ........................... 193
Transmission display ................. 126 Ventilation................................... 114
Tread depth ............................... 169 W
Trip computer .............................. 97 Warning chimes ........................... 94
Trip odometer .............................. 77 Warning triangle .......................... 67
Turn and lane-change signals ... 109
208