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Vauxhall Ampera

Owner's Manual
Contents Introduction .................................... 2
In brief ............................................ 6
Keys, doors and windows ............ 19
Seats, restraints ........................... 33
Storage ........................................ 51
Instruments and controls ............. 58
Lighting ........................................ 87
Climate control ............................. 93
Driving and operating ................. 102
Vehicle care ............................... 136
Service and maintenance .......... 173
Technical data ........................... 176
Customer information ................ 184
Index .......................................... 188
2 Introduction

Introduction 3

Vehicle specific data Just well trained technicians who are Using this manual
aware of the manufacturer´s
Please enter your vehicle's data on instructions, are allowed to repair ■ This manual describes all options
the previous page to keep it easily and/or to work with high voltage and features available for this
accessible. This information is components. model. Certain descriptions,
available in the sections "Service and including those for display and
maintenance" and "Technical data" Make sure your passengers are menu functions, may not apply to
as well as on the identification plate. aware of the possible risk of accident your vehicle due to model variant,
and injury which may result from country specifications, special
improper use of the vehicle.
Introduction equipment or accessories.
You must always comply with the ■ The "In brief" section will give you
Your vehicle is a designed specific laws and regulations of the an initial overview.
combination of advanced technology, country that you are in. These laws
safety, environmental friendliness ■ The table of contents at the
may differ from the information in this
and economy. beginning of this manual and within
Owner's Manual.
The vehicle has two operation each section shows where the
When this Owner's Manual refers to a information is located.
modes: Electric and extended range. workshop visit, we recommend your
In both modes, the vehicle is ■ The index will enable you to search
Vauxhall Authorised Repairer.
propelled by its electric drive unit. for specific information.
Thus, carbon dioxide emissions are All Vauxhall Authorised Repairers
provide first-class service at ■ This Owner's Manual depicts left-
reduced considerably without losing hand drive vehicles. Operation is
mobility and dynamics. reasonable prices. Experienced
mechanics trained by Vauxhall work similar for right-hand drive vehicles.
This Owner's Manual provides you ■ The Owner's Manual uses the
according to specific Vauxhall
with all the necessary information to factory engine designations. The
enable you to drive your vehicle corresponding sales designations
safely and efficiently. The customer literature pack should
always be kept ready to hand in the can be found in the section
vehicle. "Technical data".
4 Introduction

■ Directional data, e.g. left or right, or

front or back, always relate to the Caution
direction of travel.
Text marked Caution provides
■ The vehicle display screens may information on possible damage to
not support your specific language. the vehicle. Disregarding this
■ Display messages and interior information may lead to vehicle
labelling are written in bold letters. damage.

Danger, Warnings and Symbols

Cautions Page references are indicated with 3.
3 means "see page".
9 Danger Thank you for choosing a Vauxhall.
Text marked 9 Danger provides We wish you many hours of
information on risk of fatal injury. pleasurable driving.
Disregarding this information may Your Vauxhall Team
endanger life.

9 Warning
Text marked 9 Warning provides
information on risk of accident or
injury. Disregarding this
information may lead to injury.
Introduction 5
6 In brief

In brief Vehicle unlocking Open&Start

Radio remote control

Initial drive information

With the radio remote control within

the opening range, simply press the
Press button ( to unlock the doors lock/unlock button on the door
and load compartment. Open the handle.
doors by pulling the handles. To open To unlock all doors, press the lock/
the tailgate, press the button under unlock button on the driver´s door
the tailgate moulding. handle again within five seconds.
Radio remote control 3 20, Central To open the tailgate, press the button
locking system 3 23, Load under the moulding.
compartment 3 25. Open&Start system 3 22.
In brief 7

Seat adjustment Seat backrests Seat height

Seat positioning

Pull lever, adjust inclination and Lever pumping motion:

release lever. Allow the seat to up = seat higher
Pull handle, slide seat, release engage audibly. down = seat lower
handle. Seat position 3 34, Seat adjustment
3 35. Seat position 3 34, Seat adjustment
Seat position 3 34, Seat adjustment
3 35.
3 35.

9 Danger
Do not sit nearer than 25 cm from
the steering wheel, to permit safe
airbag deployment.
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
Head restraints 3 33. twisted and must fit close against the To reduce dazzle, adjust the lever on
body. The backrest must not be tilted the underside of the mirror housing.
back too far (maximum approx. 25 °). Interior mirror 3 30, Automatic anti-
To release belt, press red button on dazzle interior mirror 3 30.
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 lever, adjust steering wheel,
adjust. then engage lever and ensure it is
Convex exterior mirrors 3 29, fully locked.
Electric adjustment 3 29, Folding Do not adjust steering wheel unless
exterior mirrors 3 29, Heated vehicle is stationary and steering
exterior mirrors 3 29. wheel lock has been released.
Airbag system 3 41.
10 In brief

Instrument panel overview

In brief 11

1 Cruise control ...................... 118 10 Charging status indicator .... 127 29 DIC controls .......................... 71
2 Light switch ........................... 87 11 Light sensor .......................... 87 30 Headlight range adjustment . . 88
Turn and lane-change Climate sensor ...................... 93
signals ................................... 89 12 Instrument panel storage ...... 51
Pedestrian safety alert .......... 59 13 Colour-Info-Display ............... 73
3 Horn ...................................... 59 14 Side air vents ...................... 100
4 Instrument cluster ................. 64 15 Glovebox ............................... 51
Driver Information Centre 16 Central locking buttons ......... 23
(DIC) ..................................... 71 17 Electrical parking brake ...... 113
5 Steering wheel controls ........ 58 18 Infotainment system (see
7 Centre air vents ................... 100 infotainment system manual)
8 Dome lights ........................... 90 19 Shift lever ............................ 111
20 Power button ....................... 103
Reading lights ....................... 90
21 Drive mode button .............. 108
Ultrasonic park assist .......... 120 22 Leaf button ............................ 73
Anti-theft alarm system ......... 27 23 Bonnet release lever ........... 138
Electronic Stability Control . . 117 24 Steering wheel adjustment . . . 58
25 Instrument panel
Traction Control System ..... 116
illumination control ................ 90
Seat belt reminder control ..... 66 26 Charge port door release
Airbag deactivation control button .................................. 124
indicator ................................ 67 27 Power windows ..................... 30
9 Interior mirror ........................ 30 28 Fuel door release button ..... 133
12 In brief

Exterior lighting Headlight flash, high beam and

low beam

r = rear fog light

Turn adjuster wheel: Lighting 3 87.

AUTO = automatic light control: headlight flash = pull lever
Exterior lighting is high beam = push lever
switched on and off low beam = push or pull lever
automatically Automatic light control 3 87, High
m = activation or deactivation beam 3 88, Headlight flash 3 88.
of the automatic light
8 = sidelights
9 = low beam
In brief 13

Turn and lane-change signals Hazard warning flashers Horn

lever up = right turn signal Operated with the ¨ button. Press j.

lever down = left turn signal Hazard warning flashers 3 88. Horn 3 59.
Turn and lane-change signals
3 89, Parking lights 3 89.
14 In brief

Pedestrian safety alert Washer and wiper systems Adjustable wiper interval

Windscreen wiper

Push 4 to alert people who may not Wiper lever in position 5.

hear the vehicle approaching. Turn the adjuster wheel to adjust the
2 = fast desired wipe interval:
A soft‐note alert will momentarily
1 = slow
sound. short = turn adjuster wheel
5 = interval wiping
Pedestrian safety alert 3 59. interval upwards
§ = off
long = turn adjuster wheel
For a single wipe, press the lever interval downwards
down to Q.
Windscreen wiper 3 59, Wiper
blade replacement 3 144.
In brief 15

Windscreen washer Climate control Demisting and defrosting the

Heated rear window, heated
exterior mirrors

Pull lever. Washer fluid is sprayed

onto the windscreen and the wiper Press V button.
wipes a few times.
Set temperature to warmest level.
Windscreen washer system 3 59, Heating is operated by pressing the Heated rear window Ü on.
Washer fluid 3 141. Ü button.
Automatic climate control system
Heated rear window 3 32. 3 93.
Heated rearview mirror 3 29.
Auto defog
The system monitors high humidity
inside the vehicle. When detected,
the system may adjust to outside air
supply and turn on the air conditioning
or the heater. The fan speed may
slightly increase to help prevent
16 In brief

fogging. When high humidity is no Electric drive unit Starting off

longer detected, the system will
return to its prior operation. Check before starting off
Automatic climate control system ■ Tyre pressure and condition 3 156,
3 93. 3 183.
■ Engine oil level and fluid levels
3 138.
■ All windows, mirrors, exterior
lighting and number plates are free
from dirt, snow and ice and are
■ Proper position of mirrors, seats,
and seat belts 3 29, 3 34,
P = Park 3 39.
R = Reverse ■ Brake function at low speed,
N = Neutral particularly if the brakes are wet.
D = Drive
L = Low
The shift lever can only moved out of
P when the ignition is on, the brake
pedal is applied first and then the shift
lever button is pressed.
Electric drive unit 3 107.
In brief 17

Starting the vehicle Power button 3 103. Electric vehicle operation

The vehicle has two operation
modes: Electric and extended range.
In both modes, the vehicle is
propelled by its electric drive unit.
Several drive modes can be selected
while driving in electric or extended
range mode:

■ Move the shift lever to P or N. The

propulsion system will not start in
any other position.
■ Move the steering wheel slightly to
release the steering wheel lock.
■ The radio remote control must be in
the vehicle. Press the brake pedal
and push m.
Please regard that the operating
condition of the vehicle is meant
everytime the term "ignition on/off" is
Starting and stopping the vehicle
3 105.
18 In brief

■ Do not park the vehicle on an easily
ignitable surface. Things that can
burn could touch hot exhaust parts
under the vehicle and ignite.
■ Always apply the parking brake.
Pull switch m.
■ Switch off the ignition. Turn the
steering wheel until the steering
wheel lock engages.
The following drive modes are
selectable: ■ If the vehicle is on a level surface or
Press DRIVE MODE button as often uphill slope, set the parking brake
as the desired drive mode is ■ Normal and then shift the selector lever to
highlighted. ■ Sport P, before switching off the ignition.
■ Mountain On an uphill slope, turn the front
wheels away from the kerb.
■ Hold
If the vehicle is on a downhill slope,
Electric vehicle operation modes set the parking brake and then shift
3 107. the selector lever to P, before
switching off the ignition. Turn the
front wheels towards the kerb.
■ Lock the vehicle and activate the
anti-theft alarm system.
Radio remote control 3 20.
Anti-theft alarm system 3 27.
Keys, doors and windows 19

Keys, doors and Keys, locks Key with foldaway key section
windows Keys
Replacement keys
Keys, locks ................................... 19 The key number is specified in the
Doors ........................................... 25 Car Pass or on a detachable tag.
Vehicle security ............................ 26 The key number must be quoted
when ordering replacement keys as it
Exterior mirrors ............................ 29 is a component of the immobiliser
Interior mirrors ............................. 30 system.
Windows ...................................... 30 Locks 3 170.

Lock cylinders Press the button to extend the key.

Designed to free-wheel if they are Press the button and fold the key
forcefully rotated without the correct blade to retract the key.
key or if the correct key is not fully
inserted. To reset, turn cylinder with
the correct key until its slot is vertical, Car Pass
remove key and then re-insert it. If the The Car Pass contains security
cylinder still free-wheels, turn the key related vehicle data and should
through 180° and repeat operation. therefore be kept in a safe place.
When the vehicle is taken to a
workshop, this vehicle data is needed
in order to perform certain operations.
20 Keys, doors and windows

Radio remote control ■ Opening of the charge port door Passenger compartment
■ Comfort opening of the power preconditioning
windows 3 30 Activates the heating or air
The radio remote control has an conditioning systems and the rear
approximate range of up to 200 feet. window defogger from outside the
It can be restricted by external vehicle.
influences. The auto heated seat can be
Handle with care, protect from programmed to come on when
moisture and high temperatures and passenger compartment
avoid unnecessary operation. preconditioning is activated.
Vehicle personalisation 3 82.
Panic alarm To maximise the electric range of the
Press ! once to locate the vehicle. vehicle, use the passenger
The exterior lights flash and the horn compartment preconditioning
Enables a keyless operation of the
chirps three times. function while the vehicle is plugged
following functions:
Press ! and hold for three seconds in. Normal operation of the system will
■ Central locking system 3 23
to activate the panic alarm. The horn return after the ignition has been
■ Open&Start system 3 22 sounds and the turn signals flash for switched on.
■ Starting the vehicle 3 105 30 seconds. Notice
■ Anti-theft alarm system 3 27 Press ! again to cancel the panic When the battery is low or the
■ Anti-theft locking system 3 26 alarm. temperature is -4°C or below, the
engine may start, even if the vehicle
■ Panic alarm is plugged in.
■ Passenger compartment
Keys, doors and windows 21

After entering the vehicle during ■ Press the m button on the

9 Danger passenger compartment instrument panel with the brake
preconditioning, press the m button pedal applied, then press the m
Do not activate passenger on the instrument panel with the button again to switch the ignition
compartment preconditioning brake pedal applied to operate as off.
when the vehicle is parked in normal.
garages or other closed Conditions in which passenger
structures, as the engine may start Extending the time compartment preconditioning may
even if the vehicle is plugged in. To extend the time of the first not work
passenger compartment Conditions in which passenger
Notice preconditioning, repeat the steps for compartment preconditioning may
Please note that remote starting of activating passenger compartment not occur include:
the engine may be restricted by preconditioning. Passenger
applicable laws and regulations in ■ An open bonnet.
compartment preconditioning can
some countries or areas. only be extended once between ■ Vehicle propulsion system fault
driving. conditions, including an emission
control system malfunction.
1. Press ); the doors will lock.
Cancelling passenger compartment ■ High voltage battery fault
2. Within five seconds, press and preconditioning conditions.
hold # until the turn signal lights To cancel passenger compartment
flash. Pressing # again during A second passenger compartment
preconditioning, do any of the preconditioning or extension will not
passenger compartment following: occur if the fuel level is low.
preconditioning, will turn the
■ Aim the radio remote control at the
feature off.
vehicle and press and hold # until
Passenger compartment the sidelights turn off.
preconditioning will automatically
■ Turn on the hazard warning
shut off after 10 minutes unless a time
extension is activated.
22 Keys, doors and windows

Conditions in which passenger Keep in mind that other conditions, Extend the key and open the unit.
compartment preconditioning may be such as those stated, can impact the Replace the battery (battery type CR
cancelled include: performance of the radio remote 2032), paying attention to the
■ Vehicle propulsion system or high control. installation position. Close the unit
voltage battery fault conditions. Unlocking 3 23. and check the operation of the radio
remote control.
■ Low engine oil pressure.
Radio remote control battery
■ Engine coolant temperature that is
too high.
Charge port door When replacing the battery, do not
Press $ to open the charge port touch any of the circuitry on the
door. transmitter. Static from your body
Charging 3 124. could damage the transmitter. Batteries do not belong in household
Replace the battery as soon as the waste. They must be disposed of at
Fault in the radio remote control range reduces. an appropriate recycling collection
system point.
In the event that it is not possible to
operate the radio remote control Open&Start system
properly, it may be due to the A transponder within the radio remote
following: control enables a passive locking and
■ Range exceeded unlocking of the doors and the
■ Battery voltage too low tailgate.
■ Blocked signal Furthermore the Open&Start system
enables the starting of the vehicle.
If the problem persists, seek the
assistance of your workshop. Starting and stopping the vehicle
3 105.
Keys, doors and windows 23

The radio remote control should be and the tailgate, press lock/unlock Unlocking
within three feet of the door or the button on the driver's door again
tailgate being opened. within five seconds.
Vehicle personalisation 3 82.
To lock the doors and the tailgate,
press the lock/unlock button on any of
the door handles if all doors are

Central locking system

Unlocks and locks doors and the
tailgate. Press ( button.
Notice Two settings are selectable:
In the event of an accident in which ■ To unlock all doors and the tailgate,
Two settings are selectable: airbags or belt pretensioners are press button ( once
deployed, the vehicle is
■ To unlock all doors and the tailgate, automatically unlocked. or
press lock/unlock button on any of ■ press button ( once to unlock only
the door handles once the driver's door. To unlock all
or doors and the tailgate, press button
■ press the lock/unlock button on the ( twice within five seconds.
driver's door once to unlock only the Power windows 3 30.
driver's door. To unlock all doors Vehicle personalisation 3 82.
24 Keys, doors and windows

The hazard warning flashers will flash If the driver's door is open when ) is Locks or unlocks all doors.
twice each time the button is pressed pressed, all doors lock and then the Press the ) button to lock.
and the anti-theft alarm system will be driver's door will unlock if the Prevent
disarmed. doorlock while door open feature is Press the ( button to unlock.
Anti-theft alarm system 3 27. enabled through the vehicle Lockout protection
If the ) button on the instrument
Locking Vehicle personalisation 3 82. panel is pressed when the driver's
By pressing ) twice within five door is open and the ignition is on, all
seconds with all doors closed and the doors will lock and the driver's door
igition switched off, all doors will be will unlock.
locked and the anti-theft locking This feature can also be enabled
system will be activated. when the ignition is off.
Anti-theft locking system 3 26. Vehicle personalisation 3 82.
Central locking buttons Fault in the central locking
Manually unlock the driver's door by
Close doors, tailgate, fuel filler cap. turning the key in the lock. The other
doors can be opened by pulling the
Press button ).
interior handle twice. The tailgate
The hazard warning flashers will flash cannot be opened. To deactivate the
once and the anti-theft alarm system anti-theft locking system, switch on
will be armed. the ignition 3 27.
Anti-theft alarm system 3 27.
Keys, doors and windows 25

Push inside locking knob of all doors
Press H% to activate. The LED
comes on.
except driver's door. Then close the Press H% again to deactivate. The Load compartment
driver's door and lock it from the LED goes out.
outside with the key. The tailgate Tailgate
cannot be locked. The rear doors cannot be opened
from the inside.
Child locks

To open the tailgate with the doors

unlocked, press the button on the
9 Warning underside of the tailgate handle and
lift up.
Use the child locks whenever If the doors are locked, it is necessary
children are occupying the rear to open the tailgate with the radio
seats. remote control within the opening
26 Keys, doors and windows

Closing General hints for operating Vehicle security

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 or the
Caution system cannot be activated.
Use the inside pull handle to lower
and close the tailgate.
Before opening the tailgate, check Activation
Always close the tailgate before
driving. Do not press the button while overhead obstructions, such as a
closing the tailgate, it will unlatch garage door, to avoid damage to
again. the tailgate. Always check the
moving area above and behind the

The installation of certain heavy
accessories onto the tailgate may
affect its ability to remain open.
Keys, doors and windows 27

Press ) on the radio remote control The system arms itself 30 seconds Switch off the monitoring of
twice within five seconds with all after the vehicle has been locked. passenger compartment and vehicle
doors closed and the ignition By pressing ) twice, the system will inclination when animals are being
switched off. arm immediately. left in the vehicle, because of high
It is also possible to activate the anti- volume ultrasonic signals or
Notice movements triggering the alarm. Also
theft locking system by pressing the Changes to the vehicle interior such switch off when the vehicle is on a
lock/unlock button on the driver door as the use of seat covers or open ferry or train.
handle twice within five seconds. windows, could impair the function
1. With the ignition switched off,
of passenger compartment
press o in the overhead
Anti-theft alarm system monitoring.
console. LED in the o button
It monitors: Activation without monitoring of comes on.
■ Doors, tailgate, bonnet passenger compartment and 2. Close all doors, tailgate and
■ Passenger compartment including vehicle inclination bonnet.
adjoining load compartment 3. Activate the anti-theft alarm
■ Vehicle inclination, e.g. if it is raised system.
■ Removing of the charge cord
Activation Unlocking or approaching the vehicle
■ Press the ) button on the radio with the radio remote control,
deactivates the anti-theft alarm
remote control after all of the doors
and windows have been closed.
■ Press the ) button on the Charge cord theft alert
instrument panel when the Prevent To activate or deactivate the charge
doorlock while door open function cord theft alert while plugged in, lock
is turned off. or unlock the vehicle with the radio
Vehicle personalisation 3 82. remote control.
28 Keys, doors and windows

If there is an attempt to remove the To turn off the system alarm: d comes on if there is a problem with
charge cord while the vehicle is ■ Press ( on the radio remote control activating or deactivating the
locked, the system alarm will be immobiliser.
activated. To turn off the system or
alarm, press ( on the radio remote ■ Start the vehicle by pressing the m
The immobiliser does not lock the
control. button on the instrument panel with
doors. You should always lock the
This function can be disabled in the brake pedal applied and the
vehicle after leaving it and switch on
vehicle personalisation. radio remote control located inside
the anti-theft alarm system 3 23,
the vehicle.
Vehicle personalisation 3 82. 3 27.
If the vehicle does not start and the
Alarm Immobiliser control indicator stays on, there is a
When triggered, the alarm sounds via This vehicle has a passive theft- problem with the system. Attempt to
a separate battery-backed power deterrent system. The system does switch the ignition off and try it again.
sounder for about 30 seconds and the not have to be manually activated or If the problem presists, seek the
hazard warning lights flash deactivated. assistance of a workshop.
simultaneously. The immobiliser is activated Do not leave the radio remote control
If the vehicle loses battery power automatically after the ignition is inside the vehicle.
when the anti-theft alarm system is switched off.
armed, the power sounder will Control indicator d 3 70.
The system is automatically disarmed
activate automatically. when the vehicle is started with a valid
The number and duration of alarm radio remote control located inside
signals are stipulated by legislation. the vehicle. The radio remote control
uses electronic coding that matches
an immobiliser control unit in the
vehicle and automatically deactivates
the system. Only a correct radio
remote control can be used to switch
the ignition on.
Keys, doors and windows 29

Exterior mirrors In the centre position of the selector

switch no mirror is selected.
Convex shape
The convex exterior mirror contains Folding
an aspherical area and reduces blind
spots. The shape of the mirror makes
objects appear smaller, which will
affect the ability to estimate

Electric adjustment

Operated by pressing the Ü button.

Turns off automatically after about
five minutes.
For pedestrian safety, the exterior Heated rear window 3 32.
mirrors will swing out of their normal
mounting position if they are struck
with sufficient force. Reposition the
mirror by applying slight pressure to
the mirror housing.

Select the relevant exterior mirror by

moving the selector switch to left (L)
or right (R). Then press the control
pad to adjust the respective mirror.
30 Keys, doors and windows

Interior mirrors Automatic anti-dazzle Windows

Manual anti-dazzle Power windows
9 Warning
Take care when operating the
power windows. Risk of injury,
particularly to children.
If there are children on the rear
seats, switch on the child safety
system for the power windows.
Keep a close watch on the
Dazzle from following vehicles at windows when closing them.
night is automatically reduced. Ensure that nothing becomes
trapped in them as they move.
To reduce dazzle, adjust the lever on
the underside of the mirror housing.
9 Warning
Do not leave children together with
the radio remote control inside the
They could operate the windows ,
other controls or even move the
vehicle, so that they could be
seriously injured or killed.
Keys, doors and windows 31

Switch on ignition to operate the The driver window can be lowered or Child safety system for rear
power windows. raised without holding the switch. windows
The passenger and rear windows can
just be lowered without holding the
Power windows can work until the
driver's door is opened or at the latest
for 10 minutes after the ignition is
switched off.
Retained power off 3 104.

Safety function
If the window glass encounters
resistance above the middle of the
Operate the switch for the respective window during automatic closing, it is
Press switch H% to deactivate rear
window by pushing to open or pulling immediately stopped and opened
door power windows, the LED
to close. again.
Pushing or pulling gently to the first
Override safety function Press H% again to deactivate.
detent: window moves up or down as
long as the switch is operated. In the event of closing difficulties due
to frost or the like, pull and hold the Operating windows from the
Pushing or pulling firmly to the second switch. The window moves up without outside
detent and then releasing: window safety function. To stop movement, The windows can be opened
moves up or down automatically with release the switch. remotely from outside the vehicle.
safety function enabled. To stop
movement, operate the switch once Use care when using the override
more in the same direction. safety function.
32 Keys, doors and windows

Activate the window electronics as Sun visors

1. Close all doors with the ignition on
or when retained power off is
2. Pull switch until the window is
closed and keep pulling for
additional 2 seconds.
3. Repeat for each window.

Heated rear window

Press and hold ( button to open
Release button to stop window Pull the sun visor down to block glare.
movement. Detach the sun visor from the centre
mount to pivot to the side window or
Overload to extend along the rod.
If the windows are repeatedly If the sun visors have integral mirrors,
operated within short intervals, the the mirror covers should be closed
window operation is disabled for when driving.
some time.

Initialising the power windows

Initialise the power windows may be
necessary if the 12 volt battery has Operated by pressing the Ü button.
been disconnected or discharged. Heating turns off automatically after
about five minutes.
Seats, restraints 33

Seats, restraints Head restraints Adjustment

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

Press the button, adjust height and

make sure that the head restraint is

The upper edge of the head restraint

should be at upper head level. If this
is not possible for extremely tall
people, set to highest position, and
set to lowest position for small people.
34 Seats, restraints

Inclination adjustment Head restraints on rear seats Front seats

Height adjustment
Seat position
9 Warning
Only drive with the seat correctly

To adjust horizontally, pull the head

restraint forwards. It engages in
several positions. Pull the head restraint upwards or
press the catch to release and push
To return to its rearmost position, pull
the head restraint downwards.
fully forwards and release.
Make sure that the head restraint is

■ Sit with buttocks as far back against

the backrest as possible. Adjust the
distance between the seat and the
pedals so that legs are slightly
angled when pressing the pedals.
Slide the front passenger seat as
far back as possible.
Seats, restraints 35

■ Sit with shoulders as far back Seat adjustment Pull handle, slide seat, release
against the backrest as possible. handle.
Set the backrest rake so that it is
9 Danger Seat backrests
possible to easily reach the
steering wheel with arms slightly
Do not sit nearer than 25 cm from
bent. Maintain contact between
the steering wheel, to permit safe
shoulders and the backrest when
airbag deployment.
turning the steering wheel. Do not
angle the backrest too far back. We
recommend a maximum rake of 9 Warning
approx. 25°.
■ Adjust the steering wheel 3 58. Never adjust seats while driving as
they could move uncontrollably.
■ Set seat height high enough to
have a clear field of vision on all
sides and of all display instruments. Seat positioning
There should be at least one hand
of clearance between head and the
Pull lever, adjust inclination and
roof frame. Your thighs should rest
release lever. Allow the backrest to
lightly on the seat without pressing
engage audibly.
into it.
To return the seatback to the upright
■ Adjust the head restraint 3 33.
position, pull the lever without
applying pressure to the seatback
and release lever.
36 Seats, restraints

Seat height Heating Auto heated seats

Manual heated seats Activation

To activate auto heated seats:

Lever pumping motion:

up = seat higher
down = seat lower Adjust heating to the desired setting 1. Press the Climate control button
by pressing the ß button for the on the instrument panel.
respective seat one or more times.
The LEDs next to the heating symbol
indicate the setting.
Prolonged use of the highest setting
for people with sensitive skin is not
Seats, restraints 37

Vehicle personalisation 3 82. The LEDs next to the seat heating

symbol do not turn on during
Deactivation passenger compartment
To deactivate auto heated seats: preconditioning.
■ Press ß AUTO on the touch screen The temperature performance of an
of the Colour-Info-Display unoccupied seat may be reduced.
or This is normal.
■ Press the ß button for the The heated seats will not turn on
respective seat on the instrument during passenger compartment
panel. preconditioning unless the heated
seats feature is enabled in the vehicle
Heated seats during passenger personalisation menu.
2. Press ß AUTO on the touch
compartment preconditioning Vehicle personalisation 3 82.
screen of the Colour-Info-Display.
When it is cold outside, the heated Passenger compartment
The ß AUTO button illuminates seats can be programmed to turn on preconditioning 3 20.
green as a confirmation of the automatically during passenger
setting. compartment preconditioning. Unless
When the ignition is switched on, the the auto heated seats function is
auto heated seats function will available and enabled, the heated
automatically activate the heated seats will be cancelled when the
seats at the level required by the ignition is switched on. If the auto
vehicle's interior temperature. heated seats function is enabled, the
The LEDs next to the seat heating seat heating level will automatically
symbol on the instrument panel change to the level required by the
indicate the heat setting. vehicle's interior temperature when
the ignition is switched on.
Auto heated seats can be
programmed to always be enabled
when the ignition is on.
38 Seats, restraints

Seat belts Seat belts are designed to be used by

only one person at a time. They are 9 Warning
not suitable for people smaller than
150 cm. Child restraint system Incorrect handling (e.g. removal or
3 45. fitting of belts) can trigger the belt
Periodically check all parts of the belt
system for damage and proper Deployment of the belt pretensioners
functionality. is indicated by continuous illumination
Have damaged components of control indicator v 3 66.
replaced. After an accident, have the Triggered belt pretensioners must be
belts and triggered belt pretensioners replaced by a workshop. Belt
replaced by a workshop. pretensioners can only be triggered
Notice once.
Make sure that the belts are not Notice
The seat belts are locked during damaged by shoes or sharp-edged Do not affix or install accessories or
heavy acceleration or deceleration of objects or are trapped. Prevent dirt other objects that may interfere with
the vehicle holding the occupants in from getting into the belt retractors. the operation of the belt
the sitting position. Thereby the risk of Seat belt reminder X 3 66. pretensioners. Do not make any
injury is considerably reduced. modifications to belt pretensioner
Belt force limiters components as this will invalidate
9 Warning On the front seats, stress on the body the vehicle type approval.
is reduced by the gradual release of
Fasten seat belt before each trip. the belt during a collision.
In the event of an accident, people
not wearing seat belts endanger Belt pretensioners
their fellow occupants and In the event of a head-on or rear-end
themselves. collision of a certain severity, the front
seat belts are tightened.
Seats, restraints 39

Three-point seat belt Removing


Loose or bulky clothing prevents the

belt from fitting snugly. Do not place
objects such as handbags or mobile To release belt, press red button on
phones between the belt and your belt buckle.
Withdraw the belt from the retractor, body.
guide it untwisted across the body Seat belt comfort guides on the
and insert the latch plate into the 9 Warning rear seats
buckle. Tighten the lap belt regularly The guides may provide added seat
whilst driving by pulling the shoulder The belt must not rest against hard belt comfort for older children who
belt. Seat belt reminder 3 66. or fragile objects in the pockets of have outgrown booster seats and for
your clothing. some adults. When installed and
properly adjusted, the comfort guide
positions the seat belt away from the
neck and head.
40 Seats, restraints

There is one guide for each rear seat. and across the chest. These parts
When using a comfort guide, remove of the body are best able to take
the seat belt from the seat‐mounted belt restraining forces.
guide before using the comfort guide.

2. Place the guide over the belt, and

insert the two edges of the seat
belt into the slots of the guide.
3. The seat belt should not be
twisted and it should lie flat. The 4. Buckle and position the seat belt
elastic cord must be under the as described previously in this
1. Remove the guide from its section. Make sure that the
storage clip on the interior body seat belt and the guide on top.
shoulder belt crosses the
trim next to the rear seat. shoulder.
9 Warning
5. To remove and store the comfort
A seat belt that is not properly guide, squeeze the seat belt
worn may not provide the edges together so that the seat
protection needed in a crash. The belt can be removed from the
person wearing the seat belt could guide. Slide the guide back into its
be seriously injured. The shoulder storage clip.
belt should go over the shoulder
Seats, restraints 41

Using the seat belt while Airbag system Each airbag is triggered only once.
Have deployed airbags replaced by
a workshop. Furthermore, it might be
The airbag system consists of a
necessary to have the steering
number of individual systems
wheel, the instrument panel, parts of
depending on the scope of
the panelling, the door seals,
handles and the seats replaced.
When triggered the airbags inflate
Do not make any modifications to
within milliseconds. They also deflate
the airbag system as this will
so quickly that it is often unnoticeable
invalidate the vehicle type approval.
during the collision.
When the airbags inflate, escaping
9 Warning hot gases may cause burns.
Control indicator v for airbag systems
If handled improperly the airbag 3 66.
systems can be triggered in an
9 Warning explosive manner.
Front airbag system
The lap belt must be positioned as Notice The front airbag system consists of
low as possible across the pelvis The airbag systems and belt one airbag in the steering wheel and
to prevent pressure on the pretensioner control electronics are one in the instrument panel on the
abdomen. located in the centre console area. front passenger side. These can be
Do not put any magnetic objects in identified by the word AIRBAG.
this area.
Do not stick anything on the airbag
covers and do not cover them with
other materials.
42 Seats, restraints

Keep the area in which the airbag The inflated airbags cushion the
inflates clear of obstructions. impact, thereby reducing the risk of
injury to the upper body and pelvis in
Fit the seat belt correctly and the event of a side-on collision
engage securely. Only then the considerably.
airbag is able to protect.
9 Warning
Side airbag system
The side airbag system consists of an Keep the area in which the airbag
airbag in each side of the front seat inflates clear of obstructions.
backrests. This can be identified by
the word AIRBAG. Notice
Only use protective seat covers that
The front airbag system is triggered in The side airbag system is triggered in have been approved for the vehicle.
the event of a front-end impact of a the event of a side impact of a certain Be careful not to cover the airbags.
certain severity. The ignition needs to severity. The ignition needs to be
be switched on. switched on. Curtain airbag system
The inflated airbags cushion the The curtain airbag system consists of
impact, thereby reducing the risk of an airbag in the roof frame on each
injury to the upper body and head of side. This can be identified by the
the front seat occupants word AIRBAG on the roof pillars.
The curtain airbag system is triggered
in the event of a side-on impact of a
9 Warning
certain severity. The ignition needs to
Optimum protection is only be switched on.
provided when the seat is in the
proper position 3 34.
Seats, restraints 43

Knee airbag system Keep the area in which the airbag

inflates clear of obstructions.
The knee airbags are located below
the steering column and below the
glovebox. Airbag deactivation
Front airbag and knee airbag systems
for the front passenger seat must be
deactivated if a child restraint system
is to be fitted on this seat. The curtain
and side airbag systems, the belt
pretensioners and all driver airbag
systems will remain active.
The inflated airbags cushion the
impact, thereby reducing the risk of
injury to the head in the event of a
side-on impact considerably.

9 Warning With knee airbags, the word

AIRBAG will appear on the lower
Keep the area in which the airbag portion of the instrument panel.
inflates clear of obstructions.
The knee airbag system is triggered
The hooks on the handles in the in the event of a front-end impact of a
roof frame are only suitable for certain severity. The ignition needs to
hanging up light articles of be switched on.
clothing, without coat hangers. Do The front passenger airbag system
The inflated airbags cushion the
not keep any items in these can be deactivated via a key-
impact, thereby reducing the risk of
clothes. operated switch located inside the
injury to the lower body of the front
seat occupants considerably. glovebox.
44 Seats, restraints

Use the ignition key to choose the Control indicator for airbag
position: deactivation 3 67.
W: Front passenger frontal and knee
airbags are deactivated and will not
inflate in the event of a collision.
Control indicator W illuminates
continuously. A child restraint 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 seat.
V: Front passenger frontal and knee As long as the control indicator W is
airbags are active. A child restraint not illuminated, the airbag systems
system must not be installed. for the front passenger seat will inflate
in the event of a collision.
9 Danger If both control indicators are
illuminated at the same time, there is
Risk of fatal injury for a child using a system failure. The status of the
a child restraint system on a seat system is not discernible, therefore
with activated front passenger no person is allowed to occupy the
frontal and knee airbag. front passenger seat. Contact a
Risk of fatal injury for an adult workshop immediately.
person on a seat with deactivated Consult a workshop immediately if
front passenger frontal and knee neither of the two control indicators is
airbag. illuminated.
Change status only when the vehicle
is stopped with the ignition off.
Seats, restraints 45

Child restraints This is especially the case if rear- Children under the age of 12 years
that are smaller than 150 cm are only
facing child restraint systems are
allowed to travel in a restraint system
Child restraint systems used on the front passenger seat.
that is suitable for the child. Suitable
We recommend the Vauxhall child are restraint systems that comply with
restraint system which is tailored ECE 44-03 or ECE 44-04. Since a
specifically to the vehicle. proper position of the belt is rarely
When a child restraint system is being possible with a child that is smaller
used, pay attention to the following than 150 cm, we strongly advise the
usage and installation instructions use of an appropriate child restraint
and also those supplied with the child system, even though this may, due to
restraint system. the age of the child, no longer be
legally binding.
Always comply with local or national
regulations. In some countries, the Ensure that the child restraint system
use of child restraint systems is to be installed is compatible with the
forbidden on certain seats. vehicle type.
Ensure that the mounting location of
9 Danger Selecting the right system the child restraint system within the
The rear seats are the most vehicle is correct.
When using a child restraint convenient location to fasten a child Allow children to enter and exit the
system on the front passenger restraint system. Children should vehicle only on the side facing away
seat, the airbag systems for the travel facing rearwards in the vehicle from the traffic.
front passenger seat must be as long as possible. This makes sure
deactivated; if not, the triggering of that the child's backbone, which is still When the child restraint system is not
the airbags poses a risk of fatal very weak, is under less strain in the in use, secure the seat with a seat belt
injury to the child. event of an accident. or remove it from the vehicle.
46 Seats, restraints

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
Mass group activated airbag deactivated airbag On rear outboard seats
Group 0: Up to 10 kg X U1 U
Group 0+: Up to 13 kg X U1 U
Group I: 9 to 18 kg X U1 U
Group II: 15 to 25 kg X X U
Group III: 22 to 36 kg X X U

1 = Seating position must be adjusted to full up seat height travel.

U = Suitable for universal category restraints approved for use in this mass group.
X = Seat position not suitable for children in this mass group.
48 Seats, restraints

Permissible options for fitting an ISOFIX child restraint system

Mass group Size class Fixture On front passenger seat On rear outboard seats
Group 0: up to 10 kg E ISO/R1 X IL1
Group 0+: up to 13 kg E ISO/R1 X IL1
Group I: 9 to 18 kg D ISO/R2 X IL1

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 mass group.
X = ISOFIX position not suitable for ISOFIX child restraint systems in this mass group and/or the size class.
1 = Seat in front of ISOFIX position must be adjusted in length and inclination of backrest for a proper installation child
restraint system.
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 Top-tether fastening eyes


The Top-tether anchors for outboard

Fasten vehicle-approved ISOFIX rear seating positions are on the back
child restraint systems to the ISOFIX of the rear seatback. Be sure to use
mounting brackets. an anchor on the same side of the
vehicle as the seating position where
ISOFIX mounting brackets are the child restraint will be placed.
indicated by a label & on the
backrest. Top-tether fastening eyes are marked
with the symbol : for a child seat.
In addition to the ISOFIX mounting,
fasten the Top-tether strap to the
Top-tether fastening eyes. The strap
must run between the two guide posts
of the head restraint.
Storage 51

Storage Storage compartments Glovebox

Instrument panel storage
Storage compartments ................ 51
Load compartment ....................... 53
Loading information ..................... 56

Open the glove box by lifting up on the

A storage compartment is located on The glovebox should be closed whilst
top of the instrument panel. driving.
A transmitter slot for the radio remote
control transmitter is located inside
the storage compartment.
Radio remote control 3 20.
Starting and stopping the vehicle
3 105.
52 Storage

Cupholders Additional cupholders are located in Armrest storage

the rear floor console.

Door panel storage

Cupholders are located in the front Pull grip to fold up the armrest.
floor console.

A storage compartment is located in

the door trim.
Long objects, such as an umbrella,
can be slid into the opening of either
the driver or passenger door.
Storage 53

An USB port and an AUX socket are

located inside the front of the floor
Load compartment
console. Cords can be routed in the
pass-through. Folding the seat backrests
For more information, see the
infotainment manual. Fold seat backrests down
Centre console storage Folding a rear seat with the seat
belts still fastened may cause
damage to the seat or the seat belts.
Always unbuckle the seat belts and
return them to their normal stowed
position before folding a rear seat. 3. Remove the seat belt from the
1. Remove the load compartment seat belt guide and place it in the
cover, if necessary. storage clip.
2. Press and hold the catch, then
push the head restraints down.

A storage compartment is located in

the centre console of the rear seats.
54 Storage

If the seat belt is damaged, seek the

assistance of a workshop and have
it replaced.

9 Warning
Only drive the vehicle when 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.
4. Pull the seatback release lever to 2. Raise the seat backrest and push
unlock the seatback and fold the 1. Pull the seat belt gently out of the it rearward to lock it into place.
seatback forward. storage clip and hold it in this
Ensure that the seat backrest is
audibly engaged.
Fold seat backrests up
3. Return the seat belt to the seat
Notice belt guide after raising the seat
Damage to the seat belt or seat backrest.
backrest locking mechanism can Keep the seat in the upright, locked
occur if the seat belt is caught position when not in use.
between the rear seat backrest and
the seat backrest locking
mechanism. The seat belt must be
out of the way when the rear seat is
raised to the upright, locked position.
Storage 55

Rear storage Load compartment cover Lashing eyes

A storage compartment is located in Use the four loops to hook the cover The lashing eyes are designed to
the right side of the load compartment to the side panels. secure items against slippage, e.g.
behind a cover. Do not place any objects on the cover. using lashing straps.
Remove the cover by pushing the
56 Storage

Warning triangle First aid kit Loading information

The warning triangle is located in a The first aid kit is located in a

compartment under the floor cover in compartment under the floor cover in ■ Heavy objects in the load
the load compartment. the load compartment. compartment should be placed
against the seat backrests. Make
sure 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 lashing eyes.
■ Secure loose objects in the load
compartment to prevent from
Storage 57

■ When transporting objects in the around inside the vehicle and

load compartment, the backrests of cause personal injury or damage
the rear seats must not be angled to the load or car.
■ Do not allow the load to protrude ■ The payload is the difference
above the upper edge of the between the permitted gross
backrests. vehicle weight and the EC kerb
■ Do not place any objects on the
load compartment cover or the To calculate the payload, enter the
instrument panel, and do not cover data for your vehicle in the weights
the sensor on top of the instrument table at the front of this manual.
panel. The EC kerb weight includes
■ The load must not obstruct the weights for the driver (68 kg),
operation of the pedals, shift lever, luggage (7 kg) and all fluids (tank
or hinder the freedom of movement 90 % full).
of the driver. Do not place any Optional equipment and
unsecured objects in the interior. accessories increase the kerb
■ Do not drive with an open load weight.

9 Warning
Always make sure that the load in
the vehicle is securely stowed.
Otherwise objects can be thrown
58 Instruments and controls

Instruments and Controls Steering wheel controls

controls Steering wheel adjustment

Controls ....................................... 58
Warning lights, gauges and
indicators ..................................... 62
Information displays ..................... 71
Vehicle messages ........................ 82
Vehicle personalisation ................ 82

The Infotainment system and the

cruise control can be operated via the
Unlock lever, adjust steering wheel, controls on the steering wheel.
then engage lever and ensure it is Further information is available in the
fully locked. Infotainment system manual.
Do not adjust steering wheel unless Cruise control 3 118.
vehicle is stationary and steering
wheel lock has been released.
Instruments and controls 59

Horn Windscreen wiper/washer

Windscreen wiper

Push 4 and a soft‐note alert will

momentarily sound.
Press j to sound the horn.
The pedestrian safety alert is only
Do not use the horn as pedestrian available when the vehicle is moving
safety alert. 2 = fast
less than 40 mph or is stopped and
1 = slow
shift lever is not in P. 5 = interval wiping
Pedestrian safety alert § = off
Pedestrian safety alert enables the For a single wipe when the
driver to alert people who may not windscreen wiper is off, press the
hear the vehicle approaching. lever down to Q.
Do not use if the windscreen is frozen.
Switch off in car washes.
60 Instruments and controls

Adjustable wiper interval Windscreen washer 2. Turn the TUNE/MENU knob or

press R or S on the touch screen
to increase or decrease the hours
and minutes displayed on the
3. Press the TUNE/MENU knob to
switch from hours to minutes and
vice versa. It is also possible to
switch from hours to minutes and
vice versa by pressing the desired
setting on the touch screen.
Selectable setting options:
■ 12 hours / 24 hours format:
Wiper lever in position 5. Pull lever. Washer fluid is sprayed Changes indication of hours
onto the windscreen and the wiper between 12 hours and 24 hours.
Turn the adjuster wheel to adjust the
desired wipe interval: wipes a few times. ■ Day + or Day -: Increases or
decreases the day shown in the
short = turn adjuster wheel Colour-Info-Display.
interval upwards Clock
long = turn adjuster wheel Notice
The clock is shown in the Colour-Info-
interval downwards Please regard that the set time in the
clock menu is the system´s
Set clock reference for delayed charging.
Charging 3 124.
1. Press the CONFIG button and
select Time from the list by Vehicle personalisation 3 82.
pressing the TUNE/MENU button.
Instruments and controls 61

Power outlets Do not exceed the maximum power

consumption of 180 watts.
The power outlets supply power while
the ignition is on or if the vehicle is in
the retained power off-mode.
Retained power off 3 104.
Electrical accessories that are
connected must comply with the
electromagnetic compatibility
requirements laid down in
DIN VDE 40 839.
Additional to that, a 12 volt power Do not connect any current-delivering
outlet is located inside the instrument accessories, e.g. electrical charging
12 volt power outlets are located in panel storage compartment. devices or batteries.
the front armrest storage Do not damage the outlets by using
compartment and the rear centre floor unsuitable plugs.
62 Instruments and controls

Warning lights, gauges Odometer Trip odometer

and indicators

Displays the recorded distance. Displays the recorded distance since

The shown unit can be changed in the the last trip reset.
Driver Information Centre (DIC). Reset the trip data by pressing and
Indicates vehicle speed. Driver Information Centre (DIC) holding the SELECT button of the
3 71. Driver Information Centre (DIC)
The shown unit can be changed in the controls when either trip A or trip B is
Driver Information Centre (DIC). displayed.
Driver Information Centre (DIC) The trip odometer is within the DIC.
3 71.
Driver Information Centre (DIC)
3 71.
Instruments and controls 63

Fuel gauge Battery gauge Driving efficiency gauge

Displays the fuel level in the tank and Displays the charge level and the This gauge is a guide to driving in an
the fuel range. range of the high voltage battery. efficient manner by keeping the ball
Never run the tank dry. Electric mode 3 107. green and in the centre of the gauge.
The leaves stop spinning when the
Because of the fuel remaining in the vehicle stops or when the ball travels
tank, the top-up quantity may be less away from the centre of the gauge.
than the specified tank capacity.
accel: If the ball turns yellow and
Extended range mode 3 107. travels above the centre of the gauge,
acceleration is too aggressive to
optimise efficiency.
brake: If the ball turns yellow and
travels below the centre of the gauge,
braking is too aggressive to optimise
64 Instruments and controls

Driving economically 3 102 Service display indicators may vary. When the
Depending on the setting, this gauge ignition is switched on, most control
The engine oil life system displays the indicators will illuminate briefly as a
can be hidden and be replaced by percentage of the remaining oil life.
either the fuel or the battery gauge. functionality test.
Based on driving conditions, the The control indicator colours mean:
Driver Information Centre (DIC) interval at which an engine oil and
3 71. filter change will be indicated can vary red = danger, important
considerably. reminder
yellow = warning, information, fault
Total vehicle range The system must be reset every time green = confirmation of activation
the engine oil is changed to allow blue = confirmation of activation
proper functionality. Seek the white = confirmation of activation
assistance of a workshop.
When the system has calculated that
engine oil life has been diminished,
Change Engine Oil Soon appears in
the Driver Information Centre. Have
engine oil and filter changed by a
workshop within the next 600 miles.
Driver Information Centre 3 71.
Service information 3 173.

Displays the total vehicle range Control indicators

combining the electric range and fuel
range. The control indicators described are
not present in all vehicles. The
Driving economically 3 102. description applies to all instrument
versions. Depending on the
equipment, the position of the control
Instruments and controls 65

Control indicators in the instrument cluster

66 Instruments and controls

Control indicators in the Turn signals 3 89. Illuminates

overhead console After the ignition has been switched
on, the seat belt light illuminates red.
Seat belt reminder
After the passenger seat belts have
Seat belt reminder on front been buckled, the corresponding seat
seats belt light turns green.
X for driver's seat illuminates or Flashes
flashes red.
While the vehicle is moving, if a
k for front passenger seat illuminates second row passenger who was
or flashes red, when seat is occupied. previously buckled becomes
The seat belt reminder of the front unbuckled, the corresponding seat
passenger seat may also turn on if an belt symbol will flash red for several
object is put on the seat. seconds and a chime may sound.
Fastening the seat belt 3 39.
Turn signal After the warning lights of the
respective front seat have flashed for Airbag and belt tensioners
O Illuminates or flashes green.
a while, until the seat belt has been v illuminates red.
Flashes fastened. When the ignition is switched on, the
The control indicator flashes if a turn Flashes control indicator illuminates for
signal or the hazard warning flashers Up to a certain time after the ignition several seconds. If it does not
are activated. has been switched on. illuminate, does not go out after some
Fast flashing: failure of a turn signal seconds or illuminates whilst driving,
light or associated fuse. Seat belt status on rear seats there is a fault in the airbag system.
Seek the assistance of a workshop.
Bulb replacement 3 144. 6 flashes or illuminates.
Fuses 3 147.
Instruments and controls 67

The airbags and belt pretensioners The front passenger frontal and knee Light stays on or illuminates
may fail to trigger in the event of an airbag are deactivated 3 43. while driving
A message may also display in the 9 Danger 1. Move out of the flow of traffic as
Driver Information Centre (DIC). quickly as possible without
Risk of fatal injury for a child using impeding other vehicles.
Deployment of the belt pretensioners
a child restraint system on a seat 2. Stop, switch off the ignition.
or airbags is indicated by continuous
with activated front passenger 3. Seek the assistance of a
illumination of v.
frontal and knee airbag. workshop.
9 Warning Risk of fatal injury for an adult Driving while this light is on could
person on a seat with deactivated drain the 12 volt battery.
Have the cause of the fault front passenger frontal and knee
remedied immediately by a airbag.
workshop. Malfunction indicator light
If, after several seconds, both status Z illuminates or flashes yellow.
Belt pretensioners, airbag system indicator lights remain on or if there
3 38, 3 41. are no lights at all, there may be a Illuminates in service only mode
problem with the lights or the airbag Illuminates as a check, showing if the
Driver Information Centre (DIC) deactivation switch. Seek the
3 71. service only mode is working. If a fault
assistance of a workshop. is detected, seek the assistance of
your workshop.
Airbag deactivation Charging system Power button 3 103.
V illuminates yellow. p illuminates red.
The front passenger frontal and knee Illuminates when the ignition is
Illuminates briefly when the ignition is
airbag are activated. switched on.
W illuminates yellow. Fault in the emission control system.
The permitted emission limits may be
68 Instruments and controls

The following may correct an Brake system Electrical parking brake

emission system malfunction:
■ Ensure that the fuel cap is installed
R illuminates red. fault
correctly. Illuminates after the ignition is p illuminates yellow.
switched on. The brake fluid level is
■ Ensure that good quality fuel is too low or any other problem with the Illuminates
used. brake system exists. Electrical parking brake is operating
If none of the above have made the Brake fluid level 3 142. with degraded performance 3 113.
light turn off, seek the assistance of a
workshop immediately. 9 Warning
9 Warning
Flashes when the ignition is on Have the cause of the fault
Stop. Do not continue your
Misfire condition has been detected. journey. Consult a workshop. remedied immediately by a
Ease up on the accelerator, reduce workshop.
vehicle speed and/or avoid steep
uphill grades until the flashing stops. Electrical parking brake An error message may be displayed
Should the light continues to flash: P illuminates or flashes red. in the Driver Information Centre
1. Move out of the flow of traffic as (DIC).
quickly as possible without
Illuminates Driver Information Centre 3 71.
impeding other vehicles. Electrical parking brake is applied
3 113.
2. Stop, switch off the ignition. Antilock brake system
3. Wait at least 10 seconds and Flashes (ABS)
switch the ignition on again. If P flashes after the parking brake is
u illuminates yellow.
If the light is still flashing, seek the released or while driving, do not drive
assistance of a workshop. and seek the assistance of a Illuminates for a few seconds after the
workshop immediately. ignition is switched on. The system is
ready for operation when the control
indicator goes out.
Instruments and controls 69

If the control indicator does not go out Sport mode Electronic Stability Control
after a few seconds, or if it illuminates
while driving, there is a fault in the Sport illuminates when sport mode is and Traction Control
ABS. The brake system remains selected. system
operational but without ABS Sport mode 3 108. b illuminates or flashes yellow.
Try to reset the system. Mountain mode Illuminates
To reset the system: Mountain illuminates when mountain A fault in the system is present.
1. Move out of the flow of traffic as mode is selected. Continued driving is possible. Driving
quickly as possible without stability, however, may deteriorate
Mountain mode 3 108. depending on road surface
impeding other vehicles.
2. Place the vehicle in P.
Hold mode Have the cause of the fault remedied
3. Switch the ignition off. by a workshop.
Hold illuminates when hold mode is
4. Restart the vehicle. selected.
When the ABS control indicator Flashes
Hold mode 3 108.
remains on after resetting the system The system is active and is working to
or comes on again while driving, seek assist the driver with directional
the assistance of a workshop. Electronic Stability Control control of the vehicle in difficult driving
off conditions.
Antilock brake system 3 113.
Electronic stability control 3 117,
Should the warning lights of the ABS a illuminates yellow.
Traction control system 3 116.
and the regular brake system come The system is deactivated.
on, the vehicle may have a problem
with the regular and the antilock Traction Control system off
brakes. k illuminates yellow.
Have the vehicle towed for service. The system is deactivated.
Towing 3 169.
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Engine coolant Illuminates 1. Move out of the flow of traffic as

One or more of the tyres are quickly as possible without
temperature significantly underinflated. Stop impeding other vehicles.
W illuminates red. immediately and check tyre pressure. 2. Set selector lever to N.
Illuminates when the vehicle has a 3. Switch off the ignition.
problem with the engine coolant Flashes
Fault in system. After about Check oil level before seeking
one minute the control indicator assistance of a workshop 3 138.
A warning chime sounds when the
control indicator comes on. illuminates continuously. Seek the
assistance of a workshop. Low fuel
Caution Y illuminates when the fuel level is too
Engine oil pressure low.
If engine coolant temperature is
I illuminates red.
too high, stop vehicle, switch off
the ignition. Danger to engine. Illuminates briefly when the vehicle is Immobiliser
Check coolant level. started. d illuminates yellow.
If the control indicator remains on, Fault in the immobiliser system. The
seek the assistance of your Caution engine cannot be started.
workshop. Seek the assistance of a workshop.
Engine lubrication may be
interrupted. This may result in
Tyre pressure monitoring damage to the engine and/or Vehicle ready
system locking of the drive wheels.
R illuminates whenever the
A illuminates or flashes yellow. vehicle is ready to be driven.

Exterior light
8 illuminates green.
Instruments and controls 71

The exterior lights are on 3 87. Door open Information displays

High beam Driver Information Centre
C illuminates blue.
Illuminated when high beam is on and
during headlight flash 3 88.

Rear fog light

r illuminates yellow.
The rear fog light is on 3 89.

Cruise control If a door, the bonnet or the tailgate is

m illuminates white or green. opened, a light comes on.
An additional graphic is shown in the The Driver Information Centre (DIC)
Illuminates white display is located in the instrument
Driver Information Centre (DIC),
The system is on. everytime the bonnet or the tailgate cluster. The DIC displays information
are opened. about the vehicle. If a system problem
Illuminates green is detected, it also displays warning
A certain speed is stored. Driver Information Centre (DIC)
3 71. messages.
Cruise control 3 118. Vehicle messages 3 82.
72 Instruments and controls

DIC controls Selecting menus and functions Tyre pressure 3 156.

At the main DIC menu: Tyre pressure monitoring system
1. Turn the SELECT knob to scroll 3 156.
through the possible DIC menus.
Vehicle messages 3
2. Press SELECT knob when a Turn the SELECT knob to scroll
menu item is highlighted to enter through any active warning message.
that menu. Press SELECT to review the
3. Continue to turn and press the messages.
SELECT knob to scroll through Vehicle messages 3 82.
and select the available menu
items: Unit 7
Trip A 0 and Trip B 1 Turn the SELECT knob to change the
unit display between SI and US.
CONFIG: Press to select either the 3 62.
Press SELECT to confirm the setting.
simple or enhanced instrument
Remaining oil life I Tutorial mode T
cluster configuration display.
The percentage of remaining oil life is
9 BACK: Press to return to the Press CONFIG to switch between two
previous screen, to exit a screen or tutorial screens that explain some of
return to the main menu. Press 9 Engine oil 3 138. the features of the cluster.
BACK to minimise the DIC menu Tyre pressure 2 Tutorial mode is only available when
display. the vehicle is in park position P.
The approximate pressures of all four
SELECT: Press the centre of the tyres are displayed. Navigation *
knob to select the highlighted item.
If dashes are displayed instead of Arrow guidances are displayed by
Turn the knob to scroll through the
values, there may be a problem with selecting this item.
menu items.
the vehicle. See the infotainment system manual
Seek the assistance of a workshop. for further information.
Instruments and controls 73

Instrument cluster display Colour-Info-Display indicates:

After unlocking and opening the ■ Climate control 3 93
driver's door, an information display ■ Infotainment system, see
appears, indicating the charge cord description in the infotainment
status and the charge level of the high system manual.
voltage battery. ■ Vehicle personalisation settings
■ Power flow information
■ Charging settings
■ Energy information
■ Time 3 60
■ Temperature Press 8 until Power Flow ,
The Colour-Info-Display controls only Charging and Energy Info is
need a light touch to operate and work displayed.
best with bare hands. The controls
A message may display on the lower will work with most gloves although Power Flow screens
left of the screen to indicate that a they may take longer to respond. Use
charging interruption of AC power at the finger pad rather than the finger
the vehicle's charge port has tip to minimise response time. If the
occurred. controls are not responding, remove
the gloves.
Colour-Info-Display is located in the
instrument panel.
74 Instruments and controls

The Power Flow screens indicate the Select one option:

current system operating condition. ■ Immediately upon plug-in
The screens show the energy flow
between the engine, electric drive unit ■ Delayed based on departure time
and high voltage battery. These ■ Delayed based on electric rates &
components will be highlighted when departure time
they are active.
Programmable charging
Charging The current charge mode status can
also be viewed in a temporary pop-up
Charge mode selection in the Colour-Info-Display by pressing
There are three programmable the release button of the charge port
charge modes. door on the driver door. The Charge
From the charge mode status screen, Start and Charge Complete time
press Change Charge Mode. estimations are also displayed on the
screen. These estimations are most
accurate when the vehicle is plugged
in and in moderate temperature
The vehicle starts charging as soon
Charge mode status as it is connected to an electrical
Immediately: outlet.
Charging 3 124.
Delayed (Departure Time):
Instruments and controls 75

Departure time entry

From the delayed charge mode
status screen, press Edit to change
the departure time for each day of the

1. Press the day to change.

2. Press + or − to change the hours
and minutes.
The vehicle estimates the charging The vehicle estimates the charging 3. Press Back to store changes and
start time considering the start time based on the utility rate return to the previous screen.
programmed departure time for the schedule, utility rate preference and
current day of the week. Charging the programmed departure time for Charge rate selection
begins at the start time and is the current day of the week. The From the delayed rate and departure
complete by the departure time only if vehicle will charge during the least time charge mode status screen,
sufficient time is allowed after the expensive rate periods to achieve a press Edit.
charge cord is plugged in. full battery charge by the departure
Delayed (Rate & Departure Time): time. Electrical rate information from
the utility company for the charging
location is required for this mode.
76 Instruments and controls

Press one of the following options to From the Departure Time & Rate
select the Charge Rate Preference: Information screen, press Edit
■ Charge during Peak, Mid-Peak, & Electric Rate Schedule.
Off-Peak Rates: The vehicle can
charge during any rate period to
satisfy the next planned departure
time. However, it will select when to
charge to minimise the total cost of
the charge.
Select one of the following: ■ Charge during Mid-Peak & Off-
■ Edit Electric Rate Schedule Peak Rates: The vehicle will charge
■ Edit Departure Time Schedule during off-peak and/or mid-peak
rate periods only and will select Two electric rate plans are
■ Select Charge Rate Preference
when to charge to minimise the selectable:Summer/Winter Schedule
Charge rate preference selection total cost of the charge. or Yearly Schedule . To edit:
From the Departure Time & Rate ■ Charge during Off-Peak Rates: The 1. Press Summer/Winter
Information screen, press Select vehicle will only charge during off- Scheduleor Yearly Schedule .
Charge Rate Preference. peak rate periods.
2. Press Edit.
Electric rate plan selection
Summer/Winter schedule start date
Electric rates can vary depending on entering
time, weekday and season.
From the Select Electric Rate Plan
Contact the utility company to obtain screen, press Summer/Winter
the rate schedule for your area. The Schedule then press Edit.
summer and winter start dates must
be established to use a summer /
winter schedule.
Instruments and controls 77

The finish times must be consecutive.

If a finish time does not follow a start
time, an error message displays.
Follow the instructions given by the
Electric rate finish time editing
From the respective electric rate
schedule screen, press Edit next to
1. Press Summer Start. 1. Press Weekday or Weekend. the row to change.
2. Press + or − to set the month and 2. Press Edit next to the row to be
day for the start of summer. changed.
3. Press Winter Start. ◆ Weekdays are Monday to
4. Press + or − to set the month and Friday and use the same rate
day for the start of winter. schedule.
5. Press Edit Summer Schedule or ◆ Weekends are Saturday and
Edit Winter Schedule to edit the Sunday and use the same rate
daily electric rate schedule. schedule.
Both weekday and weekend 1. Press + or − to adjust the time.
Electric rate schedule editing schedules must be set. The rate
From the Enter Summer/Winter Start schedule only applies for a 24 hour 2. Press Peak, Mid-Peak or Off-
Dates screen, press Edit Summer period, starting at 0:00 and ending at Peak to select the electric rate.
Schedule or Edit Winter Schedule. 0:00. There can be five rate changes 3. Press Back to store changes.
From the Select Electric Rate Plan for each day; not all must be used. Only the finish time can be edited.
screen, press Yearly Schedule and The start time is automatically
then press Edit. populated in the rate table.
78 Instruments and controls

Electric rate schedule viewing To temporarily override a delayed 2. Press Temporary Override.
From the Select Electric Rate Plan charge mode to immediate charge
screen, press either View Summer mode from inside the vehicle:
Schedule, View Winter Schedule or 1. Press the release button of the
View Yearly Schedule. charge port door on the driver
door to view the charge mode
status pop-up in the Colour-Info-

3. Press Charge Immediately on

Plug-in to temporarily override an
immediate charge mode.
The revised charge complete time will
be automatically displayed.
Temporary charge mode override
and cancel
Programmed delayed charge modes
can be temporarily overridden to an
Immediate charge mode for one
charge cycle. Also, the next planned
departure time can be temporarily
overridden for one charge cycle. In
addition to the in-vehicle overrides via
the Colour-Info-Display, there are
also other ways to temporarily
override a delayed charge mode.
Charging 3 124.
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2. Press Temporary Override.

To cancel the temporary override to

immediate, press Cancel Temporary 3. Press the + or – button to change
Charge Mode. the next departure time.
To temporarily override the next 4. Press Confirm Departure Time to
planned departure time from inside temporarily override the next
the vehicle: planned departure time.
1. Press the release button of the The revised charge complete time will
charge port door on the driver be automatically displayed in the
door to view the charge mode temporary charge mode screen.
status pop-up in the Colour-Info- To cancel the temporary override of
Temporary departure time can only the next planned departure time,
Display. be updated for the same day as the press Cancel Temporary Departure
original next planned departure time. Time on the bottom of the touch
Also, the vehicle will not accept a screen of the of the touch screen of
temporary departure time that is the temporary charge mode screen or
before the present time of day. pop-up, respectively.
80 Instruments and controls

Charging override / interruption pop- Programmable charging disabled If the programmable charging system
up is consistently disabled, seek the
assistance of a workshop.

Energy information
To view the Energy Usage, Energy
Efficiency and Efficiency Tips, press
8 on the instrument panel and then
press Energy Info .
Energy Usage

A pop-up will appear if the following

■ There was an unintended loss of
AC power during the plug-in charge
event. For example, there was a
power outage or the charge cord
was unplugged from the wall.

When the programmable charging

system is disabled, the screen and This screen displays information for
the pop-up of the default charge the total of all the drive cycles since
mode status will display - -:- - for the the last time the high voltage battery
charge complete time. The was fully charged. This includes
programmable charging system will distance travelled in electric mode,
be disabled if the charge complete distance travelled in extended range
time cannot be confidently estimated. mode, total distance travelled, electric
energy used from the battery, total
fuel used and average fuel economy.
Instruments and controls 81

There are maximum limits to some of Vehicle personalisation 3 82. Efficiency Tips
the values that can be displayed.
When these values are replaced with Energy efficiency
dashes, the value limits have been
reached. To reset these values, the
high voltage battery will need to be
fully recharged. The circle graph also
represents the percentage of
distance travelled using electric mode
versus extended range mode. The
lifetime fuel economy is a total over
the life of the vehicle and can only be This screen is accessed by pressing
reset by a workshop. Efficiency Tips from the Energy Info
This screen is accessed by pressing screen. This screen provides a guide
Energy Efficiency on the Energy Info on how to improve energy usage to
screen. This screen displays the increase fuel economy and range.
energy efficiency over the drive cycle
based on driving style and climate
settings. Driving in a more efficient
manner will result in a higher
percentage displayed for driving
style. Minimising the use of the
climate control system will result in a
Energy usage information will also higher percentage displayed for
appear automatically on power off climate setting.
when the retained power off is active.
This automatic pop-up can be
disabled through the vehicle
82 Instruments and controls

Vehicle messages ■ Cruise control Vehicle personalisation

■ Object detection systems
Messages displayed in the Driver ■ Lighting, bulb replacement Vehicle Personalisation can be
Information Centre (DIC) indicate the ■ Wiper/washer system accessed by using either the
status of the vehicle or some action infotainment controls or the touch
that may be needed to correct a ■ Doors, windows screen in the Colour-Info-Display.
condition. Multiple messages may ■ Radio remote control See the separate infotainment
display one after the other. ■ Airbag systems manual for more information.
Messages that do not require ■ Engine and electric drive unit
immediate action can be Using the infotainment controls
acknowledged and cleared by ■ Tyres Use the TUNE/MENU knob, the
pressing the SELECT knob. The ■ Battery and charging CONFIG and the 9BACK buttons on
messages requiring immediate action ■ Vehicle operation modes the instrument panel to select
cannot be cleared until that action is personalisation features.
■ Speed limit
performed. All messages should be
taken seriously.
Follow the instructions given in the
The system displays messages
regarding the following topics:
■ Fluid levels
■ Starting
■ Maintenance
■ Anti-theft alarm system
■ Brakes
■ Ride control systems
Instruments and controls 83

■ CONFIG: Press to scroll through Turning a function on or off Selecting a menu option
the available menus across the top 1. Turn the TUNE/MENU knob to Touch any of the available menu
of the touch screen display. highlight the function. options on the touch screen to select
■ TUNE/MENU: 2. Press the TUNE/MENU knob to the option. A checkmark next to the
turn the function on or off. A option indicates the selected option.
◆ Press to enter, select or activate
a highlighted menu option. checkmark next to the function
Turning a function on or off
indicates that the function is on.
◆ Turn to highlight a menu option. Touch the screen where the available
◆ Press to turn a system setting on Using the touch screen function is listed to turn it on or off. A
or off. checkmark next to the function
Use the touch screen icons and
indicates that the function is on.
■ 9BACK: menus on the Colour-Info-Display to
select personalisation features.
◆ Press to exit a menu. Entering the personalisation
◆ Press to return to a previous { = Touch to scroll up. menu
screen. } = Touch to scroll down. Press vehicle menu on the touch
Submenus Back: Touch Back in the upper right
An arrow on the right‐hand edge of corner of the display to return to the
the menu indicates that it has a previous menu.
submenu with other options.
Selecting a menu option An arrow on the right‐hand edge of
1. Turn the TUNE/MENU knob to the menu indicates that it has a
highlight the function. submenu with other options.
2. Press the TUNE/MENU knob to
select the highlighted option. A
checkmark next to the option
indicates the selected option.
84 Instruments and controls

The vehicle menu features may Auto heated seats ■ Charging Cord Theft Alert
include: When enabled, the auto heated seat ■ Charging Power Loss Alert
■ Climate and air quality button on the touch screen will be
highlighted. This feature will Chime volume
■ Comfort & Convenience
automatically activate heated seats at This setting allows the selection of the
■ Languages the level required by the interior chime volume level to be either
■ Exterior ambient lighting temperature. Auto heated seats can normal or high.
■ Power door locks be turned off by using the heated seat
buttons on the instrument panel. Button Chime
■ Remote Lock / Unlock / Start This setting allows a tone to be heard
■ Restore factory settings Auto demist when a selection is made using the
When on and high humidity is infotainment system.
Climate and air quality detected, the climate control system
Select the Climate and air quality will adjust the outside air, air Energy Summary Exit Pop-up
menu to display: conditioning or heat to decrease This setting allows the Energy
fogging. The fan speed may increase. Summary Exit Pop-up to be turned on
■ Auto fan speed
When high humidity is no longer or off.
■ Auto heated seats detected, the system will return to
■ Auto demist previous operation. Personalization by driver
This setting allows the radio to store
Auto fan speed Comfort & Convenience favourites by driver.
Auto fan speed sets the automatic fan Select the Comfort & Convenience
speed to maintain the desired interior menu and the following will be Charging Cord Theft Alert
temperature. Choose a blower displayed: This setting allows the Charging Cord
setting: Theft Alert to be turned on or off.
■ Chime volume
High: Increased speed. ■ Button Chime Charging Power Loss Alert
Medium: Moderate speed. ■ Energy Summary Exit Pop-up This setting allows the Charging
Low: Reduced speed. Power Loss Alert to be turned on or
■ Personalization by driver off.
Instruments and controls 85

Languages number plate lights and reversing Prevent doorlock while door open
This setting allows the selection of the lights will illuminate when ( is When on, this setting will keep the
desired language. pressed on the radio remote control. driver's door from locking until the
door is closed. If this feature is turned
Exterior ambient lighting Power door locks on, the Delayed door lock menu will
Select the lighting menu and the Select Power door locks and the not be available.
following will be displayed: following will be displayed:
■ Auto door unlock Remote locking, unlocking,
■ Duration upon exit of vehicle
■ Auto door lock
■ Exterior lighting by unlocking Select Remote Lock / Unlock / Start
■ Prevent doorlock while door open and the following will be displayed:
Duration upon exit of vehicle
This setting allows the selection of Auto door unlock ■ Exterior lighting by unlocking
how long the exterior low beam stays This setting allows selection of which ■ Door Unlock
on when leaving the vehicle and it is doors will automatically unlock when ■ Passive door unlock
dark outside. the shift lever is set into P.
■ Passive door lock
The available options are: The available options are:
■ Remote left in vehicle reminder
■ Off ■ All doors
■ 30 seconds ■ Driver door Exterior lighting by unlocking
■ 1 minute ■ Off When on, the exterior lights will flash
when unlocking the vehicle with the
■ 2 minutes radio remote control.
Auto door lock
Exterior lighting by unlocking This setting allows selection if doors
Door Unlock
This setting allows the vehicle locator will automatically lock when the shift
lever is set into D. This setting allows the selection of
lights to be turned on or off. When on, which doors will unlock when
the low beam, sidelights, tail lights, pressing ( on the radio remote
86 Instruments and controls

The available options are: The available options are:

■ All doors ■ Off
■ Driver door ■ On
If All doors is selected, all doors will ■ ON with Active Chirp
be unlocked.
Remote left in vehicle reminder
If Driver door is selected, only the
driver's door will be unlocked on the When on, the horn will chirp rapidly
first press of (. All doors will be three times if a radio remote control is
left in the vehicle.
unlocked on the second press of
( within five seconds of the prior
Restore factory settings
This setting returns all of the vehicle
Passive door unlock personalisation settings to the factory
This setting allows the selection of settings.
which doors are unlocked by pressing
the button on the outside door handle.
The available options are:
■ All doors
■ Driver door
Passive door lock
This setting allows passive locking to
be turned on or off and select what
type of feedback.
Lighting 87

Lighting Exterior lighting Tail lights

Tail lights are illuminated together
Light switch with the low beam and the sidelights.

Exterior lighting ............................ 87

Automatic light control
Interior lighting ............................. 90
Lighting features .......................... 91 Automatic light control function
When the automatic light control
function is switched on and the
ignition is switched on, the system
switches between daytime running
light and low beam depending on the
lighting conditions.
Daytime running light
Daytime running light increases
Turn adjuster wheel: visibility of the vehicle during daylight.
AUTO = automatic light control: While the daytime running light is
exterior lighting is switched active, the tail lights and the sidelights
on and off automatically are switched off.
depending on external If the ignition is switched on and the
lighting conditions. vehicle is stopped, the datytime
m = activation or deactivation running light can be turned off by
of the automatic light moving the shift lever to P. The
control. Switch turns back daytime running light will stay off until
to AUTO. the shift lever is moved out of P.
8 = sidelights Please regard that the low beam
9 = low beam should be turned on when needed.
88 Lighting

Notice To switch to low beam, push lever 2 = all seats occupied and load
Do not cover the light sensor again or pull. compartment laden
otherwise the AUTO mode will not 3 = driver's seat occupied and load
operate properly. compartment laden
Headlight flash
Automatic low beam activation To activate the headlight flash, pull
During poor lighting conditions, the the turn signal lever. Hazard warning flashers
low beam is switched on.
Tunnel detection Headlight range
When a tunnel is entered, the low adjustment
beam is switched on.

High beam

Operated with the ¨ button.

In the event of an accident with airbag
deployment, the hazard warning
flashers are activated automatically.
To adapt headlight range to the
vehicle load to prevent dazzling: turn
thumb wheel ? to required position.
To switch from low to high beam, 0 = front seats occupied
push the turn signal lever. 1 = all seats occupied
Lighting 89

Turn and lane-change Switch the turn signal off manually by Parking lights
moving the lever to its original
signals position. When the ignition is switched off, the
parking lights on one side can be
Turn signal control indicator 3 66. activated:
1. Switch off the vehicle.
Rear fog lights 2. Move turn signal lever all the way
up (right parking lights) or down
(left parking lights).
Confirmed by a signal and the
corresponding turn signal control
The parking lights will remain
illuminated until the ignition is
switched on or the turn signal lever is
lever up = right turn signal returned to the neutral position.
lever down = left turn signal
If the lever is moved past the Reversing lights
resistance point, the turn signal is Turn the rear fog light band on the The reversing lights come on when
switched on constantly. When the lever to r and release it, to turn the the ignition is switched on and
steering wheel moves back, the turn rear fog light on or off. The band will reverse gear is selected.
signal is automatically deactivated. return to its original position. Electric drive unit 3 111.
For three flashes, e.g. when changing The rear fog light is automatically set
lanes, press the lever until resistance to off each time the car is started.
is felt and then release.
Head- and sidelights must be on for
the rear fog lamp to work.
90 Lighting

Misted light covers Interior lighting Dome lights

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

To operate, press the following

w = automatic switching on and off
Brightness of the following lights can u = on
be adjusted when the exterior lights v = off
are on:
■ Instrument panel cluster display Reading lights
■ Infotainment display There are front and rear reading
■ Illuminated switches and operation lights.
elements The reading lights are operated with
Turn thumb wheel A up or down to s and t for the respective light.
brighten or dim the lights.
Lighting 91

Front reading lights Rear reading lights Lighting features

Entry lighting
Low beam, reversing lights and the
interior lights turn on briefly by
pressing ( on the radio remote
The lights turn off immediately when
the m button is pressed or
automatically after a brief period.

Exit lighting
The front reading lights are located in The rear reading lights are located in The low beam and the reversing lights
the overhead console. the headliner. come on by doing the following:
1. Switch off ignition.
2. Open the driver´s door.
3. Pull the turn signal lever briefly
and release.
Some interior lights come on when
the ignition is switched off. The
exterior and the interior lights remain
on after the door is closed for a brief
period and then turn off.
Activation, deactivation and duration
of this function can be changed in the
92 Lighting

Vehicle personalisation 3 82.

Battery discharge
The battery saver feature is designed
to protect the vehicle's 12 volt battery.
If any interior light is left on and the
ignition is switched off, the battery
rundown protection system
automatically turns the lights off after
about 10 minutes.
If the exterior lights are left on, they
turn off when the ignition is switched
off. If the sidelights are switched on
when the ignition is switched off, the
sidelights remain on until they are
manually turned off.
Climate control 93

Climate control Climate control systems CLIMATE button on the instrument

panel and viewing information in the
Automatic climate control
Climate control systems ............... 93 system Climate mode operation
Air vents ..................................... 100 Notice
Maintenance .............................. 101 Do not cover the sensor located on
top of the instrument panel,
otherwise the automatic climate
control system may not work
Climate control touch screen

Three different climate mode settings

can be selected. These settings
adjust the impact the climate control
system has on the vehicle's electric
range or fuel economy.

The climate mode, fan, air delivery,

recirculation and auto heated seats
are controlled by pressing the
94 Climate control

To select a climate mode: the fan control and select the vent economy will decrease depending on
1. Press CLIMATE on the mode and manual recirculation mode, the amount of energy required to
instrument panel. and close the air vents. reach the best comfort levels.
2. Press the respective climate When in MIN a mode, if automatic
defog is enabled, the air conditioning Climate power gauge
mode button the touch screen.
The climate mode will be lit. and electric heat may turn on when
high humidity conditions exist.
Climate modes Vehicle personalisation 3 82.
MIN a mode The air conditioning may also run if
V is selected.
The air conditioning and electric heat
are turned off. As long as V is not ECO a mode
selected, the climate control settings When the climate mode is changed,
The air conditioning and electric heat the climate power gauge displays the
may not have a noticeable effect on are controlled to balance comfort with
the vehicle electric range and fuel impact that the changes have on
fuel economy. energy use. The higher the reading,
As long as V is not selected, the the more energy is being used.
When in MIN a mode, the AUTO vehicle electric range or fuel economy
indicator light will be off. When will decrease less than in MAX a Air conditioning / Heat status
AUTO is selected in Min a mode, mode, but will result in moderate indicators
the mode will change to either ECO comfort.
a or MAX a.
When in MIN a mode, the air MAX a mode
conditioning system may turn on The air conditioning and electric heat
automatically if the high voltage are controlled to reach the best
battery is being cooled. The climate comfort level based on the
control system could blow cold air. temperature setting selected. In this
This is normal. To prevent cold air mode, vehicle electric range or fuel
from blowing into the interior, turn off
Climate control 95

The air conditioning or heat status Vehicle personalisation 3 82.

indicator displays when the air When the AUTO indicator light is on,
conditioning or electric heat is being the system is in full automatic
used. operation. If the air delivery mode, fan
speed or recirculation setting is
Air conditioning / Electric adjusted, the AUTO indicator turns off
heating and the selected settings display.
Air conditioning and electric heating For automatic operation:
could be on at the same time when
dehumidifying is required in ECO
a or MAX a modes.
In MIN a mode, occasionally air
conditioning and/or heating status will 2. Set the temperature to the desired
be on if the auto defog function is value. An initial setting of 23° C is
enabled and high humidity is recommended.
Vehicle personalisation 3 82.
Air conditioning may also run if V is
selected, regardless of the climate
1. Press AUTO.
Automatic operation
The system automatically controls the
fan speed, air delivery mode and
recirculation to heat or cool the
vehicle to the selected temperature.
It is also possible to preset three fan
speeds in the vehicle personalisation.
96 Climate control

Temperature control Manual operation

Fan control

The fan speed setting is displayed.

Press AUTO to return to automatic
Press R or S to increase or decrease operation. To turn the fan or climate
the temperature. control system off, press the fan down
Press the fan control buttons x on the
button repeatedly.
Auto defog instrument panel or the touch screen
fan control, to increase or decrease If the fan is manually turned off while
The system monitors high humidity
the fan speed. in ECO a or MAX a mode, the
inside the vehicle. When detected,
display will automatically change to
the system may adjust to outside air
MIN a mode. When the fan is
supply and turn on the air conditioning
or the heater. The fan speed may turned back on either by manually
slightly increase to help prevent increasing fan speed or pressing the
fogging. When high humidity is no AUTO button, the climate mode will
longer detected, the system will revert back to ECO a or MAX a
return to its prior operation. mode.
Vehicle personalisation 3 82.
Climate control 97

Air delivery mode control M: to head via adjustable air vents If V is selected in MIN a or ECO
Press CLIMATE on the instrument L: to head and to foot well a mode, air conditioning or electric
panel to select the climate touch heating may turn on and have a
K: to floor well
screen. noticeable effect on vehicle electric
9: to windscreen and front door range and fuel economy.
V: Air is directed to the windscreen. Auto recirculation
The windscreen is cleared of fog or
frost more quickly. 9 Warning
The exchange of fresh air is
reduced in air recirculation mode.
In operation without cooling the air
humidity increases, so the
windows may mist up from inside.
The quality of the passenger
compartment air deteriorates,
Press the air delivery mode button on which may cause the vehicle
the touch screen to change the occupants to feel drowsy.
direction of the airflow. The selected
air delivery mode button is lit.
Pressing any of the air delivery
buttons cancels automatic air delivery Selecting V will disable automatic
control and the direction of the airflow control and the AUTO button indicator
can be controlled manually. Press will not be lit.
AUTO to return to automatic
Select V again to return to the
previous climate settings.
To change the current mode, select
one of the following:
98 Climate control

Manual recirculation Manual recirculation mode is not

available when defrosting or
defogging is selected.
Auto heated seats

Press AUTO 4 to allow the system

to automatically choose the air supply
mode for best comfort, efficiency and Press 4 to recirculate air inside the
defogging. Air is recirculated or vehicle, press it again to select
outside air is pulled into the vehicle. outside air. When selected, the touch
The touch screen button is lit. screen button lights up to indicate that
air is being recirculated. This helps to Press ß AUTO on the touch screen.
quickly cool the air inside the vehicle The button colour will change to
or prevent outside air and odours green to confirm the setting. By
from entering. switching on the ignition, AUTO
heated seats will automatically
Pressing 4 cancels automatic
activate the heated seats at the level
recirculation. Press AUTO or AUTO
required by the vehicle's interior
4 to return to automatic operation;
temperature. The LEDs next to the
recirculation runs automatically as
seat heating symbol on the
instrument panel indicates the heat
setting. Use the touch screen buttons
Climate control 99

or the manual heated seat buttons on Heated rear window Passenger compartment
the instrument panel to turn auto preconditioning
heated seats off.
Heated seats 3 36.

Manual heated seats

Operated by pressing the Ü button.

Heated rear window 3 32. Operated by pressing # on the radio
remote control.
Heated rearview mirror 3 29.
The climate control system will default
to an appropriate heating or cooling
Press ß for the respective seat with mode and the rear window heating
the ignition on to operate the seat turns on in the event of cold outside
heating. temperatures.
The controls are located on the Passenger compartment
instrument panel. preconditioning 3 20.
Heated seats 3 36.
100 Climate control

Compressor Air vents

The vehicle has an electric powered
air conditioning compressor. This
allows for continuous air conditioning
and/or high voltage battery cooling
operation, without running the engine.

Direct the flow of air by tilting and

swivelling the slats.
To close the vent, turn the adjuster
To open the vent, turn the adjuster
wheel to 8.
wheel to 7. Adjust the air amount at
the vent outlet by turning the adjuster
wheel. 9 Warning
Do not attach any objects to the
slats of the air vents. Risk of
damage and injury in case of an
Climate control 101

Maintenance Service
For optimal cooling performance, it is
Air intake recommended to annually check the
climate control system, starting
three years after initial vehicle
registration, including:
■ Functionality and pressure test
■ Heating functionality
■ Leakage check
■ Cleaning of condenser and
evaporator drainage
■ Performance check

The air intake in front of the

windscreen in the engine
compartment must be kept clear to
allow air intake. Remove any leaves,
dirt or snow.

Pollen filter
The pollen filter cleans dust, soot,
pollen and spores from the air
entering the vehicle through the air
102 Driving and operating

Driving and operating Driving hints Aggressive braking is indicated when

the ball turns yellow and travels below
the centre of the gauge.
Driving economically
Driving hints ............................... 102 Use the following tips to help Drive mode and gear mode selection
maximise energy efficiency and Use normal mode when possible.
Starting and operating ............... 103 range. Sport mode provides more
Electric vehicle operation responsive acceleration than normal
modes ........................................ 107 Driving style mode but can reduce efficiency.
Engine exhaust .......................... 111 Avoid unnecessary rapid
accelerations and decelerations. Use mountain mode prior to climbing
Electric drive unit ....................... 111 long, steep grades in mountainous
Brakes ........................................ 113 Electric range is maximised at areas. Be sure to engage mountain
50 mph and below. Higher speeds mode before starting to climb.
Ride control systems ................. 116 use more energy and can significantly Mountain mode reduces electric
Driver assistance systems ......... 118 reduce electric range. range and power but may be needed
Charging .................................... 124 Use cruise control when appropriate. to maintain speeds above 60 mph
Fuel ............................................ 132 Do not shift to N to coast. The vehicle when climbing grades of 5 % or
recovers energy while coasting and greater.
Towing ....................................... 135
braking in D or L. Use L in heavy stop‐and‐go traffic or
when travelling downhill. L requires
Efficiency gauge in the instrument less brake pedal application and
cluster provides a controlled, efficient way to
The ball indicator should be kept slow the vehicle down.
green and in the centre of the gauge.
Inefficient acceleration is indicated
when the ball turns yellow and travels
above the centre of the gauge.
Driving and operating 103

Vehicle charging / maintenance Using a rooftop carrier will reduce

efficiency due to additional weight
Starting and operating
Charging and drag.
Keep the vehicle plugged in, even
New vehicle running-in
when fully charged, to keep the The vehicle does not require a
battery temperature ready for the next
Control of the vehicle running-in period.
drive. This is important when outside
temperatures are extremely hot or
To ensure the pedal travel is Power button
uninhibited, there must be no mats in
Maintenance the area of the pedals.
Always keep the tyres properly
inflated and the vehicle properly
The weight of excess cargo in the
vehicle affects efficiency and range.
Avoid carrying more than is needed.
If fuel is not regularly used, consider
keeping the fuel tank only one‐third
full. Excess fuel weight impacts
efficiency and range.
Avoid unnecessary use of electrical The vehicle has an electronic push-
accessories. Power used for button start. The m button light
functions other than propelling the flashes when the driver's door is open
vehicle will reduce electric vehicle and the ignition is not on. The flashing
range. light will eventually time out. The m
button light is on steady when the
104 Driving and operating

ignition is on. When the ignition is Starting and stopping the vehicle attempting to start the vehicle. If this
switched off, the m button light will 3 105. does not work, seek the assistance of
also turn off.1) a workshop.
The radio remote control must be in Ignition off If the vehicle must be shut off in an
the vehicle for the system to operate. To switch the ignition off, push button emergency:
If the vehicle will not start, place the m with the vehicle in P. Retained
1. Brake using a firm and steady
mechanical key of the radio remote power off will remain active until the
pressure. Do not pump the brakes
control inside the transmitter slot driver's door is opened. When
repeatedly. This may deplete
located in the instrument panel switching off the ignition, if the vehicle
power assist, requiring increased
storage compartment. is not in P, the vehicle is not ready to
brake pedal force.
be driven, but some of the electrical
Starting and stopping the vehicle features of the vehicle can be used. A 2. Shift the vehicle to N. This can be
3 105. message will appear in the Driver done while the vehicle is moving.
Information Centre (DIC). After shifting to N, firmly apply the
Switch on ignition brakes and steer the vehicle to a
With the ignition off and the brake Retained power off 3 104.
safe location.
pedal applied, press m once to switch Electric drive unit 3 111.
3. Come to a complete stop, shift to
on the ignition. When the R The vehicle has an electric steering P and switch the ignition off by
light is on in the instrument cluster, column lock. The lock is activated pushing button m.
the vehicle is ready to be driven. This when the ignition is switched off and
could take up to 15 seconds at 4. Set the parking brake 3 113.
either front door is opened. A sound
extremely cold temperatures. The may be heard as the lock actuates or
engine will only start if needed. If the releases. The steering column lock Retained power off
vehicle did not start, the instrument may not release with the wheels
cluster will display a screen with The following electronic systems can
turned off centre. If this happens, the work until the driver's door is opened
inactive fuel and battery gauges. vehicle may not start. Move the or at the latest for 10 minutes after the
Vehicle ready light3 70. steering wheel from left to right while ignition is switched off:

1) Please regard that the operating condition of the vehicle is meant when "ignition on/off" is used.
Driving and operating 105

■ Power windows However, the vehicle can still be

■ Audio system driven. Therefore proceed as follows:
■ Power outlets 1. Open the instrument panel
storage and remove the rubber
Starting and stopping the
Move the shift lever to P or N. The
propulsion system will not start in any
other position.
A welcome, ready, and goodbye
audio message will be heard in the
Do not try to shift to P if the vehicle
vehicle and animated on the
is moving as the electric drive unit
instrument cluster when opening the
could be damaged. Shift to P only
driver's door upon entry, when the
when the vehicle is stopped.
vehicle is ready to be driven and when 2. Extend the key blade and place
The radio remote control must be in the ignition is switched off. The the blade into the slot.
the vehicle. Press the brake pedal instrument cluster displays an active
and push m. If the radio remote fuel or battery gauge, along with an 3. With the vehicle in P or N, apply
control is not in the vehicle or audio start-up cue, when the vehicle the brake pedal and press m on
something is interfering with the is ready to be driven. the instrument panel.
transmitter, a message displays in the Replace the radio remote control
Driver Information Centre (DIC). Starting the vehicle with a low radio battery as soon as possible.
remote control battery
Radio remote control 3 20. Battery replacement 3 20.
If the vehicle will not start due to a low
radio remote control battery, a
message displays in the DIC.
106 Driving and operating

Starting the vehicle at low Stopping shift the selector lever to P before
temperatures Power button 3 103. switching off the ignition. Turn the
It is recommended to switch on the front wheels towards the kerb.
ignition while the vehicle is plugged in
when exterior temperatures are Parking ■ Lock the vehicle and activate the
anti-theft alarm system.
below 0° C. Notice
Should the exterior temperatures be Do not allow the vehicle to remain in
lower than -32° C, the vehicle has to extreme temperatures for long
be plugged in when the ignition is periods without being driven or
switched on. being plugged in.
■ Do not park the vehicle on an easily
Restarting ignitable surface. Things that can
If the vehicle must be restarted while burn could touch hot exhaust parts
it is still moving, move the shift lever under the vehicle and ignite.
to N and press m twice without
pressing the brake pedal. The ■ Always apply the parking brake.
propulsion system will not restart in Pull switch m.
any other position. ■ Switch off the ignition. Turn the
Computers determine when the steering wheel until the steering
engine needs to run. The engine may wheel lock engages.
start, if required, when the propulsion ■ If the vehicle is on a level surface or
system is on. uphill slope, apply the parking
Electric mode 3 107. brake and then shift the selector
lever to P before switching off the
A chime will sound if the driver's door ignition. On an uphill slope, turn the
is opened while the ignition is front wheels away from the kerb.
switched on. Always press m to
If the vehicle is on a downhill slope,
switch the ignition off before exiting.
apply the parking brake and then
Driving and operating 107

Electric vehicle Electric mode secondary mode, electricity is

produced by the fuel‐powered
operation modes In electric mode the vehicle does not engine. This secondary source of
use fuel or produce emissions. During electric power extends the vehicle
Operation this primary mode, the vehicle is range. Operation will continue in
powered by electrical energy stored extended range mode until the
This vehicle is an extended range in the high voltage battery. The
electric vehicle. It uses an electric vehicle can be plugged in to recharge
vehicle can operate in this mode until the high voltage battery and restore
propulsion system to drive the vehicle the battery has reached a low charge.
at all times. Electricity is the vehicle's electric mode.
primary source of energy, while petrol There are some conditions when the The high voltage battery will continue
is the secondary source. battery charge is high enough to to provide some power and work
provide electric mode operation, but together with the engine to provide
The vehicle has two modes of the engine still runs. They are:
operation: Electric and extended peak performance when it is required,
range. In both modes, the vehicle is ■ Cold ambient temperatures. such as driving up a steep incline or
propelled by its electric drive unit. It ■ Hot or cold high voltage battery for high acceleration manoeuvres.
converts electrical energy into temperatures. The battery will not be charged nor
mechanical energy to drive the will electric vehicle range be restored
■ The bonnet being open or not by the engine.
wheels. The vehicle's performance completely closed and latched.
remains the same in either mode. In either electric mode or extended
■ Certain high voltage battery fault range mode, if there is a high voltage
Depending on the selected operation conditions.
mode, a battery or a fuel gauge is battery fault, the engine may run
shown mainly in the instrument ■ Engine maintenance mode or fuel without turning off to generate the
cluster. maintenance mode being run. required electricity. The malfunction
indicator light will turn on.
Battery gauge 3 63.
Fuel gauge 3 63.
Extended range mode Malfunction indicator light 3 67.
When the vehicle reaches the end of
its electric range, it switches to
extended range mode. In this
108 Driving and operating

Drive modes Sport mode

While driving in electric or extended Sport mode provides more
range mode, additional operating responsive acceleration than Normal
modes can be selected. mode, but can reduce efficiency. Use
Normal mode whenever possible.
Control indicator Sport3 69.

Mountain mode
Mountain mode should be selected at
the beginning of a trip before climbing
After three seconds, the new drive steep, uphill grades and when
mode will become active. expecting to drive in very hilly or
mountainous terrain. This mode
At next start, the vehicle will default to maintains a reserve electrical charge
Normal mode. of the high voltage battery to provide
During some conditions, certain drive better grade climbing performance.
modes may be unavailable. The While driving in Mountain mode, the
Press DRIVE MODE as often as the unavailable mode is greyed out in the vehicle will have less responsive
desired drive mode is highlited in the DIC menu and cannot be selected. acceleration. Mountain mode will not
Driver Information Centre (DIC). If in Sport, Mountain or Hold mode, change normal vehicle braking
the mode may become unavailable performance for steep downhill
and the vehicle will return to Normal grades.
mode. The indicator light goes off and If steep hill driving is expected, it is
a DIC message displays. recommended to select Mountain
Driver Information Centre (DIC) 3 71. mode at least 20 minutes before
driving on steep grades. This will
allow the vehicle time to build a
sufficient battery charge reserve.
Driving and operating 109

If Mountain mode is not selected for will force the engine to run, even if started. The engine maintenance
these conditions, propulsion power there is a charge to power the vehicle. mode request can be delayed for only
may be reduced and the engine When engine maintenance mode is one day.
speed may increase. needed, a request screen appears on If the engine maintenance mode
Control indicator Mountain 3 69. the Colour-Info-Display at vehicle request was delayed for one day, it
start. will automatically start the engine at
Hold mode the next vehicle start. An engine
Hold mode is only available when the maintenance mode notification
vehicle is in electric mode. This mode screen will appear in the Colour-Info-
places the remaining battery charge Display.
into a reserve for the driver to use as
desired. Selecting this mode
transitions the vehicle to extended
range mode to maintain the battery
charge reserve.
Hold mode will not change normal If Yes is selected, engine
vehicle acceleration or braking maintenance mode will begin. The
performance. engine will run for a set amount of
Control indicator Hold 3 69. time without turning off. During
engine maintenance mode, a DIC If the vehicle shuts off during engine
message displays to show the engine maintenance mode, it will restart the
Maintenance modes maintenance mode percentage next time the vehicle is driven. A
complete. message displays to indicate that
Engine maintenance mode
If No is selected, the engine engine maintenance mode is active.
Engine maintenance mode runs the maintenance mode request screen
engine to keep it in good working If engine maintenance mode is
will appear when the vehicle is next required and the fuel level is low,
condition after approximately
six weeks of no or very limited engine engine maintenance mode may
operation. Engine maintenance mode eventually empty the fuel tank if fuel
110 Driving and operating

is not added. This will result in larger amount of fresh fuel will started. The fuel maintenance mode
reduced, or no power. An adequate maximise the length of time before request can be delayed for only one
fuel level must be maintained in the another fuel maintenance mode is day.
vehicle to keep it operational. needed. During fuel maintenance If the fuel maintenance mode request
mode the engine may turn on and off. was delayed for one day, it will start at
When fuel maintenance mode is the next vehicle start and display the
needed, a request screen appears on fuel maintenance mode notification
the Colour-Info-Display at vehicle screen on the Colour-Info-Display.
start. If fuel maintenance mode is required
and the fuel level is low, fuel
maintenance mode may eventually
empty the fuel tank if fuel is not added.
This will result in reduced, or no
Driver Information Centre (DIC) 3 71. power. An adequate fuel level must
be maintained in the vehicle to keep
Fuel maintenance mode it operational.
Fuel maintenance mode tracks
average fuel age. Old fuel can cause
engine problems. If low engine usage If Yes is selected, fuel maintenance
causes average fuel age to exceed mode will begin. Fuel maintenance
approximately one year, fuel mode will automatically continue at
maintenance mode will run the each vehicle start until fresh fuel is
engine to use up the old fuel. The added.
engine will run until enough fresh fuel
If No is selected, the fuel
is added to bring the average fuel age
maintenance mode request screen
into an acceptable range. Allowing
will appear when the vehicle is next
more old fuel to be used up by fuel
maintenance mode and adding a
Driving and operating 111

Engine exhaust Electric drive unit 9 Warning

Operation It is dangerous to get out of the
9 Danger vehicle if the shift lever is not fully
The vehicle uses an electric drive
unit. The shift lever is located on the in P with the parking brake firmly
Engine exhaust gases contain applied. The vehicle can roll.
poisonous carbon monoxide, console between the seats.
which is colourless and odourless Do not leave the vehicle when the
and could be fatal if inhaled. propulsion system is running, the
vehicle can move suddenly. You
If exhaust gases enter the interior or others could be injured. To be
of the vehicle, open the windows. sure the vehicle will not move,
Have the cause of the fault even when you are on fairly level
rectified by a workshop. ground, always apply the parking
Avoid driving with an open load brake and move the shift lever to
compartment, otherwise exhaust P.
gases could enter the vehicle.
Make sure the shift lever is fully in P
before starting the propulsion system.
The vehicle has an electric drive unit
P (Park): This position locks the front shift lock control system. The brake
wheels. It is the best position to use pedal must be fully applied first and
when starting the propulsion system then the shift lever button pressed
because the vehicle cannot move before shifting from P when the
easily. ignition is on. If you cannot shift out of
P, ease the pressure on the shift
lever, then push the shift lever all the
way into P as you maintain brake
112 Driving and operating

pedal application. Then press the D (Drive): This position is for normal Notice
shift lever button and move the shift driving. It provides the best fuel Spinning the tyres or holding the
lever into another gear. economy. If more power is needed for vehicle in one place on a hill using
passing, and the vehicle is: only the accelerator pedal may
■ Going less than 35 mph, push the damage the electric drive unit. If you
If you have continuous problems to
accelerator pedal about halfway are stuck, do not spin the tyres.
move the shift lever from P as
down. When stopping on a hill, use the
mentioned, seek the assistance of a
brakes to hold the vehicle in place.
workshop. ■ Going about 35 mph or more, push
Notice the accelerator all the way down.
The shift lock is always functional Notice
except in the case of an uncharged If the vehicle seems to accelerate
or low charged 12 volt battery. slowly or not respond when you go
Try charging or jump starting the faster, and you continue to drive the
12 volt battery. vehicle that way, you could damage
the electric drive unit.
Jump start 3 166.
Seek the assistance of a workshop.
R (Reverse): Use this gear to back up.
L (Low): This position reduces vehicle
Notice speed without using the brakes. You
Shifting to R while the vehicle is can use L on hills. It can help control
moving forward could damage the vehicle speed going down steep
electric drive unit. Shift to R only mountain roads along with using the
after the vehicle is stopped. brakes off and on. You can use L on
N (Neutral): In this position, the very steep hills, in deep snow or in
propulsion system does not connect mud.
with the wheels.
Driving and operating 113

Brakes Fault Parking brake

Antilock brake system 9 Warning Electrical parking brake
Antilock brake system (ABS) If there is a fault in the ABS, the
prevents the wheels from locking. wheels may be liable to lock due
ABS starts to regulate brake pressure to braking that is heavier than
as soon as a wheel shows a tendency normal. The advantages of ABS
to lock. The vehicle remains are no longer available. During
steerable, even during hard braking. hard braking, the vehicle can no
ABS control is made apparent longer be steered and may
through a pulse in the brake pedal swerve.
and the noise of the regulation
process. Have the cause of the fault remedied
by a workshop.
For optimum braking, keep the brake
pedal fully depressed throughout the
braking process, despite the fact that The electrical parking brake can
the pedal is pulsating. Do not reduce always be activated, even if the
the pressure on the pedal. ignition is off. To prevent draining of
the 12 volt battery, avoid repeated
After starting off, the system performs cycles of the electrical parking brake
a self-test which may be audible. system when the ignition is off.
Control indicator u 3 68. In case of insufficient electrical
power, the electrical parking brake
cannot be applied or released.
Before leaving the vehicle, check the
control indicator m to ensure the
parking brake is applied.
114 Driving and operating

Electrical parking brake apply If the control indicator m flashes For maximum electrical parking brake
The electrical parking brake can be continuously, the electrical parking force when parking on a hill, pull the
applied anytime the vehicle is brake is only partially applied or electrical parking brake switch twice.
stopped. The electrical parking brake released or there is a problem with the
is applied by momentarily lifting up on electrical parking brake. If so, a Electrical parking brake release
the m switch. Once fully applied, the message is displayed in the Driver To release the electrical parking
control indicator m will be on. Information Centre (DIC). If m brake, switch the ignition on, apply
flashes continuously, release the and hold the brake pedal and push
While the brake is being applied, the down momentarily on the m switch. If
control indicator m will flash until full electrical parking brake and attempt
to apply it again. If m continues to attempting to release the electrical
apply is reached. If the light does not parking brake without the brake pedal
come on, or remains flashing, seek flash, do not drive the vehicle. Seek
the assistance of a workshop. applied, a chime will sound and a
the assistance of a workshop. message will be displayed in the DIC.
Do not drive the vehicle if the control If the electrical parking brake fault
The electrical parking brake is
indicator m is flashing. indicator p is on, the electrical parking
released when m is off.
brake has detected a system problem
If the electrical parking brake is and is operating with reduced If p is on, the electrical parking brake
applied while the vehicle is in motion, functionality. To apply the electrical has detected a system problem, and
a chime will sound and a message parking brake when p is on, lift up on is operating with reduced
displays in the the Driver Information the m switch and hold it in the up functionality. To release the electrical
Centre (DIC). The vehicle will position until the control indicator m parking brake when p is on, push
decelerate as long as the switch is down on the m switch and hold it in
remains on. If the electrical parking
held in the up position. the down position until the control
brake fault indicator p is on, seek the
Releasing the m switch during the assistance of a workshop. indicator m is off. If the light remains
deceleration, will release the parking on, seek the assistance of a
If the electrical parking brake fails to
brake. If the m switch is held in the up workshop.
apply, the rear wheels should be
position until the vehicle comes to a blocked to prevent vehicle
stop, the electrical parking brake will movement.
remain applied.
Driving and operating 115

Notice Regenerative braking In the event of a controller problem,

Driving with the parking brake on the brake pedal may be harder to
can overheat the brake system and Regenerative braking takes some of push and the stopping distance may
cause premature wear or damage to the energy from the moving vehicle be longer.
brake system parts. Make sure that and turns it back into electrical
energy. Driver Information Centre (DIC) 3 71.
the parking brake is fully released
and the control indicator m is off This energy is then stored back into
before driving. the high voltage battery system,
contributing to increased energy
Automatic release of the electrical
parking brake
The electrical parking brake will The hydraulic disc brakes work with
automatically release if the vehicle is the regenerative braking to ensure
running, placed into gear and an effective braking, such as when a
attempt is made to drive away. Avoid high braking demand is requested.
rapid acceleration when the electrical The braking system is computer
parking brake is applied, to preserve controlled and blends the
parking brake lining life. regenerative braking with the
Electrical parking brake m control conventional hydraulic disc brakes to
indicator 3 68. meet any requirements for
deceleration. The controller interprets
Electrical parking brake fault p the braking request and uses
control indicator 3 68. regenerative braking, conventional
Driver Information Centre (DIC) 3 71. hydraulic braking or a combination of
both as necessary. Because the
controller applies the hydraulic
brakes through its high pressure
accumulator, you may occasionally
hear the motor‐driven pump when it
recharges the system.
116 Driving and operating

Ride control systems 9 Warning

Control indicator k illuminates and a
message in the Driver Information
Centre (DIC) is displayed.
Traction Control system Do not let this special safety
feature tempt you into taking risks TC is reactivated by pressing the b
The Traction Control system (TC) is a
when driving. button again.
component of the Electronic Stability
Control. Adapt speed to the road TC is also reactivated the next time
conditions. the ignition is switched on.
TC improves driving stability when
necessary, regardless of the type of
Control indicator b 3 69. Fault
road surface or tyre grip, by
preventing the drive wheels from If there is a problem detected with TC,
spinning. Deactivation a message is displayed on the DIC.
When this message is displayed and
As soon as the drive wheels starts to b illuminates, the vehicle is safe to
spin, electric drive unit output is drive but the system is not
reduced and the wheel spinning the operational. Driving should be
most is braked individually. This adjusted accordingly.
considerably improves the driving
stability of the vehicle on slippery road Resetting
surfaces. If b comes on and stays on, reset the
TC is operational as soon as the system as follows:
control indicator b extinguishes. 1. Stop the vehicle.
When TC is active b flashes. 2. Switch the ignition off and wait for
15 seconds.
TC can be switched off when spinning 3. Switch the ignition on.
of drive wheels is required: Press b If b still comes on and stays on, seek
button in the overhead console. the assistance of a workshop.
Driving and operating 117

depressed until k and n illuminate

Caution 9 Warning and a message in the Driver
Information Centre (DIC) is displayed.
Do not repeatedly brake or Do not let this special safety
accelerate heavily when TC is off. feature tempt you into taking risks ESC is reactivated by pressing the
The vehicle's driveline could be when driving. b button again.
damaged. Adapt speed to the road If cruise control is being used when
conditions. ESC activates, cruise control will
Electronic Stability Control automatically disengage. Press the
Control indicator b 3 69. cruise control button to re-engage
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) when road conditions allow.
improves driving stability when
necessary, regardless of the type of Deactivation Cruise control 3 118.
road surface or tyre grip. It also Driver Information Centre (DIC) 3 71.
prevents the drive wheels from
spinning. Fault
As soon as the vehicle starts to If there is a problem detected with
swerve (understeer/oversteer), ESC, a message is displayed on the
electric drive unit output is reduced DIC. When this message is displayed
and the wheels are braked and b illuminates, the vehicle is safe
individually. This considerably to drive but the system is not
improves the driving stability of the operational. Driving should be
vehicle on slippery road surfaces. adjusted accordingly.
ESC is operational as soon as the
control indicator b extinguishes.
When ESC is active, b flashes. For very high-performance driving,
ESC can be deactivated: Press and
hold b button in the overhead console
118 Driving and operating

Resetting Driver assistance

If b comes on and stays on, reset the
system as follows:
1. Stop the vehicle. Cruise control
2. Switch the ignition off and wait for The cruise control lets the vehicle
15 seconds. maintain a speed of about 20 mph or
3. Switch the ignition on. more without keeping your foot on the
If b still comes on and stays on, seek accelerator. Cruise control does not
the assistance of a workshop. work at speeds below 20 mph.
Do not use the cruise control if it is not
advisable to maintain a constant
speed. The cruise control buttons are on the
With the Traction Control system or steering wheel.
Electronic Stability Control, the m : Press to turn the cruise control
system may begin to limit wheel spin system on and off. An indicator light
while you are using cruise control. If will turn on or off in the instrument
this happens, the cruise control will cluster.
automatically disengage. y : Press to disengage cruise control
Traction Control system 3 116. without erasing the set speed from
Electronic Stability Control 3 117. memory.
RES/+: Move the thumbwheel up to
resume to a previously set speed or
to accelerate.
Driving and operating 119

SET/-: Move the thumbwheel down to Resuming a set speed Reducing speed
set a speed and activate cruise If the cruise control is set at a desired If the cruise control system is already
control or to make the vehicle speed and then the brakes are activated:
decelerate. applied, the cruise control is ■ Move the thumbwheel toward SET/
disengaged without erasing the set − and hold until the desired lower
Setting cruise control speed from memory. Once the speed is reached, then release it.
To set a speed: vehicle speed is about 20 mph or
higher, move the thumbwheel up ■ To slow down in very small
1. Press m to turn cruise control on.
toward RES/+ briefly and then amounts, move the thumbwheel
2. Get up to the desired speed. toward SET/− briefly. Each time
release it. The vehicle returns to the
3. Move the thumbwheel down previously set speed and stays there. this is done, the vehicle goes about
toward SET/− and release it. The one mph slower.
desired set speed briefly appears Increasing speed
in the instrument cluster. If the cruise control system is already
Passing another vehicle
4. Take foot off the accelerator activated: Use the accelerator pedal to increase
pedal. vehicle speed. When taking the foot
■ Move the thumbwheel up toward off the pedal, the vehicle will slow
When the brakes are applied, the RES/+ and hold it until the vehicle down to the previously set cruise
system deactivates the cruise control. accelerates to the desired speed, control speed.
then release it.
■ To increase the speed in small
amounts, move the thumbwheel up
toward RES/+ briefly and then
release it. Each time this is done,
the vehicle goes about one mph
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Using cruise control on hills Deleting speed memory

How well the cruise control works on The cruise control set speed is
hills depends upon the vehicle speed, deleted from memory by pressing m
load and the steepness of the hills. or if the ignition is switched off.
When going up steep hills, you might
have to step on the accelerator pedal
to maintain the vehicle speed. When
Ultrasonic parking assist
going downhill, you might have to
brake or shift to L to maintain the
vehicle speed. When the brakes are
applied the cruise control is
Ultrasonic parking assist operates at
Deactivate cruise control speeds less than 5 mph. The sensors
Press button y, control indicator m in on the front and rear bumper detect
instrument cluster illuminates white. objects up to 4 ft. in front of the
Cruise control is deactivated. Last vehicle, 5 ft. behind the vehicle and at
used set speed is stored in memory least 10 inch off the ground.
for later speed resume.
Automatic deactivation: The ultrasonic parking assist makes
System operation
■ vehicle speed below approx. parking easier by measuring the When the vehicle is shifted into R the
20 mph, distance between the vehicle and front and rear sensors are
obstacles, and giving acoustic automatically turned on. After the
■ the brake pedal is depressed, vehicle is shifted out of R, the rear
signals. It is the driver, however, who
■ selector lever in N, bears full responsibility for the parking sensors are turned off and the front
■ the Traction Control system or manoeuvre. sensors stay on until the vehicle is
Electronic Stability Control is above a speed of 5 mph. For the front
operating. park assist system to be active again
Driving and operating 121

without shifting into R, the park assist the beeps only sound to indicate the Ultrasonic parking assist defaults to
button in the overhead console must object that is closer to the front the on setting each time the vehicle is
be pressed. bumper. started.
High-toned beeps from the front
speakers are for objects detected Activation and deactivation Fault
near the front bumper. Low-toned When the system does not work
beeps from the rear speakers are for properly, an error message is
objects detected near the rear displayed in the DIC.
bumper. The following conditions could affect
The interval between the beeps the system's performance:
becomes shorter as the vehicle gets ■ The driver has disabled the system.
closer to the obstacle. When the ■ The ultrasonic sensors are not
distance is less than 12 inch the clean. Keep the vehicle's bumpers
beeping is a continuous tone for free of mud, dirt, snow, ice and
five seconds. slush.
Object detection on front and ■ The park assist sensors are
rear covered by frost or ice.
Press r on the overhead console to ■ An object was hanging out of the
In general, if objects are detected at activate the system. The LED lights
the same time near both the front and tailgate during the last drive cycle.
up. Once the object is removed,
rear bumpers while backing up, the
beeps only sound to indicate that Press r again to deactivate the ultrasonic parking assist will return
objects are close to the rear bumper. system. The LED turns off. to normal operation.
However, if an object comes within After the system has been ■ An object or cover is attached to the
1 ft. of the front bumper while the deactivated, a message in the Driver front of the vehicle.
vehicle is backing up and at the same Information Centre (DIC) is displayed
time there is another object further for a short time.
than 1 ft. from the rear bumper, then
122 Driving and operating

■ The bumper is damaged. Take the area of the sensors during Rear view camera
vehicle to a workshop to repair the approach of the vehicle, a
system. continuous warning tone will 9 Warning
■ Other conditions, such as sound.
vibrations from a jackhammer are The rear view camera system
affecting system performance. does not display pedestrians,
Caution bicyclists, animals or any other
Should the system still do not work
properly, seek the assistance of a object located outside the
Performance of the ultrasonic camera's field of view, below the
parking assist systems can be bumper or under the vehicle.
Driver Information Centre (DIC) 3 71. reduced due to heavy loading.
Do not back the vehicle using only
Special conditions apply if there
Important hints for using the are taller vehicles involved (e.g.
the rear view camera screen or by
ultrasonic parking assist using the screen during longer,
off-road vehicles, mini vans, higher speed backing
systems vans). Object identification in the manoeuvres or where there could
upper part of these vehicles be cross-traffic. Perceived
9 Warning cannot be guaranteed. distances may be different from
Objects with a very small reflection actual distances.
Under certain circumstances, cross section, like objects of
various reflective surfaces on Failure to use proper care before
narrow size or soft materials, may backing may result in injury, death
objects or clothing as well as not be detected by the system.
external noise sources may cause or vehicle damage. Always check
the system to fail to detect Ultrasonic parking assist will not before backing by checking
obstacles. avoid a collision with objects which behind and around the vehicle.
are out of the detection range of
Special attention has to be paid to the sensors. The rear view camera system can
low obstacles which can damage
assist the driver when backing up by
the lower part of the bumper. If
displaying a view of the area behind
such obstacles leave the detection
the vehicle.
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System operation Symbols Guiding lines

When shifting into R, the image of the The navigation system may have a The rear view camera system has a
area behind the vehicle appears in feature that lets the driver view guideline overlay that can help the
the Colour-Info-Display with the symbols on the navigation screen driver align the vehicle when backing
message Check surroundings for while using the rear view camera. The into a parking spot.
safety. The previous screen displays ultrasonic parking assist system must To turn the guidelines on or off:
approx. 10 seconds after shifting out not be disabled to use the caution
of R. symbols. An error message may be 1. Shift into P.
To cancel the delay, do one of the displayed if ultrasonic parking assist 2. Press the CONFIG button on the
following: has been disabled and the symbols instrument panel.
have been turned on. 3. Select Display.
■ Press a button on the infotainment
system. The symbols appear and may cover 4. Select Guiding lines. When a
an object when viewing the checkmark appears next to
■ Shift into P. navigation screen when an object is Guiding lines, guidelines will
■ Reach a vehicle speed of 5 mph. detected by the ultrasonic parking appear.
assist system.
Activation and deactivation To turn the symbols on or off:
To turn the rear view camera system
on or off: 1. Shift into P.
1. Shift into P. 2. Press the CONFIG button on the
instrument panel.
2. Press the CONFIG button on the
instrument panel. 3. Select Display.
3. Select display. 4. Select Symbols. When a
checkmark appears next to
4. Select camera. When a Symbols, symbols will appear.
checkmark appears next to
camera, then the rear view
camera system is on.
124 Driving and operating

Rear view camera location Working improperly Charging

The rear view camera system may
not work properly or display a clear This section explains the process for
image if: charging the vehicle's high voltage
■ It is dark. battery. Do not allow the vehicle to
■ The sun or the beam of headlights remain in temperature extremes for
is shining directly into the camera long periods without being driven or
lens. plugged in.
■ Ice, snow, mud or anything else has The vehicle has to be plugged in
built up on the camera lens. Clean when the temperatures are below
the lens, rinse it with water and wipe -25° C to operate properly and to
it with a soft cloth. maximise high voltage battery life.
If any other problem occurs or if a However, we recommend that the
The rear view camera is located problem persists, seek the assistance vehicle be also plugged in when
above the number plate. of a workshop. temperatures are below 0° C or above
32° C.
The area displayed by the camera is
limited. The charging system may run fans
and pumps that result in sounds from
It does not display objects that are
the vehicle while it is turned off.
close to either corner or under the
Additional clicking sounds may be
bumper and can vary depending on
caused by the electrical devices used
vehicle orientation or road conditions.
while charging.
The distance of the image that
appears on the screen is different While the charge cord is plugged into
from the actual distance. the vehicle, the vehicle cannot be
Driving and operating 125

Start charge The charge port door can also be

opened using the radio remote
Radio remote control 3 20.

Pull up on the charge cord handle

to release it from the handle clip.
1. With the vehicle in P, press b for Lift the charge cord up and
one second to open the charge rearward to remove it from the
port door. vehicle. The vehicle plug is stored
2. Open the tailgate, lift the floor as shown.
cover and use the loop to hook the 3. Plug the charge cord into the
floor cover to the side panel. electrical outlet. Verify that the
Remove the charge cord. charge cord status indicators are
both green. Select the appropriate
charge level. The charge level can
be set by using the charge level
button on the charge cord.
126 Driving and operating

4. Plug in the vehicle plug of the

9 Warning charge cord into the charge port
on the vehicle. Verify that the
If the capacity of the electrical charging status indicator
circuit or AC socket is not known, illuminates on top of the
only use charge level 1 until the instrument panel and a horn chirp
circuit capacity has been occurs.
inspected by a qualified
electrician. Using a charge level Charging status 3 127.
that exceeds either the electrical 5. Press e on the radio remote
circuit or the AC outlet capacity control to arm the charge cord
may start a fire or damage the theft alert.
electrical circuit. Radio remote control 3 20.
2. Unplug the vehicle plug of the
Electrical requirements 3 131. Vehicle personalisation 3 82. charge cord from the vehicle by
Colour-Info-Display 3 73. squeezing the vehicle plug lever
End charge and pull to remove.
Charge cord 3 128.
1. Press c on the radio remote 3. Close the charge port door.
control to disarm the charge cord 4. Unplug the charge cord from the
theft alert. electrical outlet.
Radio remote control 3 20.
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To cancel a temporary override,

unplug the charge cord, wait for
10 seconds, and then plug the charge
cord back in. A double horn chirp will
sound and charging will be delayed.
Programmable charging in the
Colour-Info-Display 3 73.

Charging status

5. Before storing the charge cord, 7. Push the charge cord handle
have the charge cord face up and down until it locks into the handle
wrap the charge cable neatly clip at the rear of the storage
counterclockwise around the compartment.
body of the charge cord.
6. Place the charge cord, face down, Programmed charging
into the storage compartment with
the front edge of the charge cord override
body under the clips located in the To temporarily override a delayed
front of the storage compartment. charge event, unplug the charge cord
The vehicle plug should be on the from the charge port and then plug it The vehicle has a charging status
right side of the charge cord. back in within five seconds. A single indicator at the centre of the
horn chirp will sound and charging will instrument panel near the
begin immediately. windscreen. When the vehicle is
128 Driving and operating

plugged in and the vehicle power is ■ No light signal (upon plug‐in) – No The system may be thermally
off, the charging status indicator horn chirps – Charge cord conditioning the battery during any of
indicates the following: connection should be checked. the states above, requiring electrical
■ Solid green – One horn chirp: ■ No light signal (after green or yellow energy to be transferred to the
Vehicle is plugged in. Battery is not charging status indicator indication vehicle.
fully charged. Battery is charging. observed) – No horn chirps – If the vehicle is plugged in and vehicle
■ Solid green or long flashing green – Charge cord connection should be power is on, the charging status
Four horn chirps: Insufficient time to checked. indicator will be on solid green. The
fully charge by departure time. Malfunction indicator light 3 67. same is true during passenger
compartment preconditioning if the
■ Long flashing green – Two horn If there is no light signal but the horn vehicle is plugged in.
chirps: Vehicle is plugged in. chirps repeatedly, the electricity was
Battery is not fully charged. Battery interrupted before charging was If the vehicle is plugged in and the
charging is delayed. complete. charging status indicator is off, a
charging fault has been detected.
■ Short flashing green – No horn To terminate this alert, do one of the
chirp: Vehicle is plugged in. Battery following:
is fully charged. ■ Unplug the charge cord. Charge cord
■ Solid yellow – No horn chirp: ■ Press ( on the radio remote
Vehicle is plugged in. It is normal for 9 Danger
the charging status indicator to turn
yellow for a few seconds after ■ Press and hold ! on the radio There is a risk of electric shock
plugging in a compatible charge remote control, then press again to that may cause personal injury or
cord. Otherwise, the charging stop the panic alarm. death.
system has detected a fault and will ■ Press the horn. Do not use the charge cord if any
not charge the battery. Malfunction Vehicle personalisation 3 82. part of the charge cord is
indicator light 3 67. damaged.
Driving and operating 129

Do not open or remove the charge 9 Warning 9 Warning

cord cover.
Service by qualified personnel An extension cord should not be Multi outlet power strips, surge
only. Connect the charge cord to a used to charge the vehicle. Use of protectors or similar devices
properly grounded outlet with an extension cord may increase should not be used with the charge
cords that are not damaged. the risk of electric shock or other cord.
hazards. Use of multi outlet power strips,
If an extension cord is used surge protectors or similar devices
9 Warning
because of limited access to may increase the risk of electrical
Using the charge cord with a worn 230 volt AC power, use the shock and other hazards.
or damaged AC outlet may cause following safeguards: Do not use these types of devices
burns or start a fire. Periodically, The 230 volt AC outlet should be with the charge cord.
check the AC wall plug and charge residual current device protected.
cord while the vehicle is charging. A residual current device monitors
If the AC wall plug feels hot, for ground faults, helping reduce
unplug the charge cord and have the risk of electric shocks.
the AC outlet replaced by a The extension cord should be:
qualified electrician. ■ Residual current device
Replace the charge cord if the AC protected.
wall plug or cord are damaged. Do ■ At least 2.5 square mm, 3
not use an AC outlet that is worn conductor.
or damaged.
■ Rated for outdoor.
130 Driving and operating

A portable charge cord used to charge cord from the wall to reset. If
charge the vehicle high voltage the fault remains, seek the assistance
battery is stored under the load of a workshop.
The charge cord used to charge the Charge level button
vehicle is a high‐powered electrical
device. During normal operation, the 9 Warning
AC wall plug of the charge cord may
feel warm. The AC wall plug must fit If the capacity of the electrical
tightly into an AC outlet that is in good circuit or AC socket is not known,
condition. only use charge level 1 until the
circuit capacity has been
Charge cord status indicators inspected by a qualified
When the AC indicator c flashes red,
The charge cord status indicators electrician. Using a charge level
the AC voltage is out of range. that exceeds either the electrical
illuminate green or flash red to identify
the charge cord status. When both When the AC indicator c and the fault circuit or the AC outlet capacity
indicators are green, the vehicle can indicator d flash red, the AC outlet may start a fire or damage the
be charged. If any indicators are does not have a proper safety ground. electrical circuit.
flashing red, the charge cord will not Charging is not permitted for safety
permit vehicle charging. reasons. The AC outlet must be Notice
repaired or another outlet source By choosing a reduced charge level,
should be used. the charging time is increased.
When just the fault indicator d
flashes red, there may be a charge
cord fault. The charge cord will
attempt to reset automatically. If the
fault indicator d continues to flash for
more than 30 seconds, unplug the
Driving and operating 131

Vehicle plug appropriate for your supply circuit.

The vehicle plug attaches to the See the reference card included in the
charge port on the vehicle. There is a adapter kit.
flashlight built into the vehicle plug
that can be used by squeezing the Electrical requirements
vehicle plug lever. The flashlight will
turn off when the connection is Notice
complete and the lever is released. Do not use portable or stationary
backup generating equipment to
Adapters charge the vehicle. This may cause
damage to the vehicle's charging
9 Warning system. Only charge the vehicle
from utility supplied power.
Two charge levels are available by
Using damaged adapters or The AC socket must have a
pressing the charge level button.
adapters not designed for use with grounded, dedicated, 16 ampere
Select charge level 1 or charge level
the charge cord may increase the (13 ampere in some countries) or
risk of electric shock or start a fire. greater, 3 pin wall plug. That means
Colour-Info-Display 3 73.
Only use adapters that have been there should be no other major
Level 2: All four charge level designed to be used with the appliances connected to the same
indicators will be lit. The charging charge cord. circuit. If it is not a dedicated circuit,
current of this level is 10 ampere. the current rating of the outlet circuit
Do not use a damaged adapter.
Level 1: Two charge level indicators breaker could be exceeded and
will be lit. The charging current of this An adapter kit may be included to cause it to trip or open.
level is 6 ampere. allow use of your charge cord in Two charge levels are possible with
multiple countries in central Europe. the charge cord supplied with the
When using an adapter make sure vehicle 3 128. The normal charge
the charge level selected is level (level 2) will draw a maximum of
132 Driving and operating

10 ampere and the reduced charge

level (level 1) will draw a maximum of
The vehicle can be charged at
16 ampere by using special
6 ampere from the socket. equipment (e.g. GM Wallbox) which
has to be installed by a qualified
Fuel for petrol engines
9 Warning electrician directly to the grid. That Only use unleaded fuel that complies
reduces the charging time to a with EN 228.
If the capacity of the electrical minimum. Equivalent standardised fuels with an
circuit or AC socket is not known, 230 volt / 32 ampere circuits provide ethanol content of max. 10 % by
only use charge level 1 until the flexibility for future vehicle charging volume may be used. In this case only
circuit capacity has been needs. Contact your dealer for more use fuel that complies with
inspected by a qualified information. E DIN 51626-1.
electrician. Using a charge level Use fuel with the recommended
that exceeds either the electrical octane rating 3 180. Use of fuel with
circuit or the AC outlet capacity too low an octane rating can reduce
may start a fire or damage the engine power and torque and slightly
electrical circuit. increases fuel consumption.
The reduced charging level increases
the charging time.
We recommend not to draw more Use of fuel that does not comply to
than 10 ampere out of a household EN 228 or similar can lead to
socket with any charging equipment. deposits or engine damage and
All electric vehicle charging loss of warranty.
equipment communicates its
maximum electrical capability to the
vehicle and the vehicle limits charging
to this value. Follow the instructions
on charge rate selection that come
from the equipment manufacturer.
Driving and operating 133

Follow the operating and safety charged. Under these conditions,

Caution the engine will start and use fuel.
instructions of the filling station
when refuelling. Make sure there is fuel in the tank.
Use of fuel with too low an octane
rating could lead to uncontrolled The fuel system on this vehicle
combustion and engine damage. requires a refuelling process to
9 Danger control evaporative emissions. To
refuel the vehicle:
Refuelling Fuel is flammable and explosive.
No smoking. No naked flames or
If you can smell fuel in your
vehicle, have the cause of this
remedied immediately by a

In case of misfuelling, do not
switch on ignition.

Notice 1. Press the fuel door button on the

9 Danger The vehicle may require the use of driver door for one second. A
an auxiliary heat source under message displays on the Driver
Before refuelling, switch off certain cold conditions. This Information Centre (DIC) to wait.
ignition and any external heaters provides additional heating and
with combustion chambers. defrost capability obtained by
Switch off any mobile phones. running the engine, even if the high
voltage battery is adequately
134 Driving and operating

refuelling for more than CO2

30 minutes, push the fuel door ■ urban: 21 g/km
button again.
■ extra urban: 30 g/km
4. After refuelling, reinstall the fuel
cap by turning it clockwise until it ■ combined: 27 g/km
clicks. Close the fuel door.
General information
Do not top off or overfill the tank and
For the values specific for your
wait a few seconds before removing
vehicle, refer to the EEC Certificate of
the nozzle. Clean fuel from painted
Conformity provided with your vehicle
surfaces as soon as possible.
or other national registration
Fuel filler cap
2. When a message displays in the Only use genuine fuel filler caps. The determination of fuel
DIC that the system is ready to be consumption is regulated by directive
refueled, the fuel door on the right R (EC) No. 715/2007 (in the newest
rear side of the vehicle will unlock. Fuel consumption - CO2- version respectively).
Push the rearward edge of the fuel Emissions The specification of CO2 emission is
door in and release to open the also a constituent of the directive.
door. Fuel The figures given must not be taken
3. Turn the fuel cap To convert l/100 km into mpg, divide as a guarantee for the actual fuel
counterclockwise to remove. 282 by number of litres/100 km. consumption of a particular vehicle.
While refuelling, hang the fuel cap Furthermore, fuel consumption is
■ urban: 0.9 l/100 km,
tether from the hook on the inside dependent on personal driving style
of the fuel door. Complete ■ extra urban: 1.3 l/100 km,
as well as road and traffic conditions.
refuelling within 30 minutes of ■ combined: 1.2 l/100 km.
pushing the fuel door button found All values are based on the EU base
on the driver side door. If model with standard equipment.
Driving and operating 135

The calculation of fuel consumption

takes into account the vehicle's kerb
weight, ascertained in accordance
with the regulations. Optional
General information
equipment may result in slightly The vehicle is neither designed nor
higher fuel consumption and intended to tow a trailer or another
CO2 emission levels and a lower vehicle.
maximum speed.
136 Vehicle care

Vehicle care General Information Lifting the vehicle

Accessories and vehicle 9 Warning
General Information ................... 136 modifications Lifting the vehicle improperly can
Vehicle checks ........................... 137 We recommend to use genuine parts cause serious injuries to you and
and accessories and factory others or damage the vehicle.
Bulb replacement ....................... 144
approved parts specific for your
Electrical system ........................ 147 The vehicle should be lifted just by
vehicle type. We cannot assess or
well-trained staff and in an
Vehicle tools .............................. 155 guarantee reliability of other products
authorised workshop.
Wheels and tyres ....................... 155 - even if they have a regulatory or
otherwise granted approval.
Jump starting ............................. 166 Jacking position for lifting
Do not make any modifications to the
Towing ....................................... 169 electrical system, e.g. changes of
Appearance care ....................... 170 electronic control units (chip tuning).

When transporting the vehicle on
a train or on a recovery vehicle, the
mud flaps might be damaged.

Rear arm position of the lifting

platform at the underbody.
Vehicle care 137

Vehicle checks proper knowledge and tools.

Exposure to high voltage can
Performing work cause shock, burns, and even
death. The high voltage
components in the vehicle can
only be serviced by technicians
with special training.
High voltage components are
identified by labels. Do not
remove, open, take apart, or
modify these components. High
voltage cable or wiring has orange
Front arm position of the lifting covering. Do not probe, tamper
platform at the underbody. with, cut, or modify high voltage
Ramps may be needed under the cable or wiring.
front tyres to provide the necessary
clearance for certain liftng platforms
9 Danger 9 Warning
in this location.
Never try to do your own service Only perform engine compartment
on high voltage battery checks when the ignition is off.
components. You can be injured The cooling fan may start
and the vehicle can be damaged if operating even if the ignition is off.
you try to do your own service
work. Service and repair of these
high voltage battery components
should only be performed by a
trained service technician with the
138 Vehicle care

Bonnet 4. Release the bonnet prop rod from

its retainer above the radiator
Opening support and place it securely into
the slotted retainer in the bonnet.
1. Switch off the ignition before
opening the bonnet. If the ignition Closing
is switched on, the engine will Before closing the bonnet, press the
start when the bonnet is opened. bonnet prop in its retainer.
Electric vehicle operation modes Lower the bonnet and allow it to drop
3 107. into the catch. Check that the bonnet
is engaged.

3. Push the safety catch in the Engine oil

engine compartment to the right
and open the bonnet. Check the engine oil manually on a
regular basis to prevent damage to
the engine. Ensure that the correct
specification of oil is used.
Recommended fluids and lubricants
3 174.
Check with the vehicle on a level
surface. The engine must be at
2. Pull the release handle and return operating temperature and switched
it to its original position. 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.
Vehicle care 139

Insert dipstick to the stop on the Cooling system

handle and make half a turn.
The vehicle has three different
cooling systems.
Check regularly the coolant level of
the respective cooling systems and
have the cause of a possible coolant
loss remedied by a workshop.

Make sure that you never run the
vehicle with insufficient coolant.
Recheck the level.
Too low a coolant level can cause
We recommend the use of the same damage to the vehicle.
When the engine oil level has grade of engine oil that was used at
dropped to the MIN mark, top up last change.
Engine cooling system
engine oil. The engine oil level must not exceed The coolant reservoir is located on
the MAX mark on the dipstick. the ride side of the engine
Overfilled engine oil must be
drained or suctioned out.

Capacities 3 182, Engine oil quality/

viscosity 3 174.
Fit the cap on straight and tighten it.
140 Vehicle care

9 Warning
Allow the engine to cool before
opening the cap. Carefully open
the cap, relieving the pressure

To top up use a 1:1 mixture of

approved coolant concentrate mixed
with tap water. Install the cap tightly.

High voltage battery cooling

The coolant provides freeze system Check to see if coolant is visible in the
protection down to approx. -28 °C. high voltage battery coolant reservoir.
9 Danger If coolant is visible but the coolant
Caution level is below the cold fill line, there
The high voltage battery coolant could be a leak in the cooling system.
Only use approved antifreeze. may only be serviced by a If the coolant level is too low, seek the
qualified technician. assistance of a workshop.
If the engine cooling system is cold, Improper handling could cause
the coolant level should be above the serious injuries or death.
filling line mark. Top up if the level is
low. The high voltage battery coolant
reservoir is located on the front side
of the engine compartment.
Vehicle care 141

Power electronics and charger If the decision is made to lift the

modules cooling system bonnet, make sure the vehicle is
parked on a level surface.
9 Danger Then check to see if the engine
cooling fans are running. If the engine
The power electronics and is overheating, the fans should be
charger modules coolant may only running. If they are not, do not
be serviced by a qualified continue to run the vehicle and have
technician. the vehicle serviced.
Improper handling could cause
serious injuries or death. Washer fluid
Check to see if coolant is visible in the An error message will appear on the
The power electronics and charger
power electronics and charger Driver Information Centre (DIC) when
modules are cooled using the same
modules coolant reservoir. If coolant the fluid level is low.
coolant loop.
The power electronics and charger is visible but the coolant level is below
modules coolant reservoir is located the cold fill line, there could be a leak
on the front side of the engine in the cooling system.
compartment. If the coolant level is too low, seek the
assistance of a workshop.

Engine overheating
The vehicle has an indicator to warn
of engine overheating.
If the decision is made not to lift the
bonnet when this warning appears,
get service help right away.
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Fill with clean water mixed with a Brake fluid MAX marks. If it is not, have the brake
suitable quantity of washer fluid which hydraulic system checked to see if
contains antifreeze. For the correct there is a leak.
9 Warning
mixing ratio, refer to the washer fluid After work is done on the brake
container. hydraulic system, make sure the
Brake fluid is poisonous and
corrosive. Avoid contact with eyes, level, with the vehicle running, is in
Caution skin, fabrics and painted surfaces. the proper operating range between
the MIN and MAX marks.
Only washer fluid with a sufficient
Only use high-performance brake
antifreeze concentration provides
fluid approved for the vehicle, consult
protection at low temperatures or
a workshop.
a sudden drop in temperature.
Brake fluid 3 174.
In the event of minimum thickness of Battery
the brake lining, a squealing noise
sounds during braking. 9 Danger
Continued driving is possible but
Only a trained service technician
have the brake lining replaced as
with the proper knowledge and
soon as possible.
tools may inspect, test or replace
Once new brake linings are installed, With the vehicle not running for at
the high voltage battery.
do not brake unnecessarily hard for least one minute, the maximum fluid
level is at the top of the reservoir Seek the assistance of a
the first few journeys.
body. With the vehicle running, the workshop if the high voltage
fluid level should be in the proper battery needs service.
operating range between the MIN and
This vehicle has a high voltage
battery and a standard 12 volt battery.
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If the vehicle is in a crash, the sensing Mat (AGM) 12 volt battery. Installation Remove the 12 volt battery black,
system may shut down the high of a standard 12 volt battery will result negative (−) cable from the battery to
voltage system. When this occurs, the in reduced 12 volt battery life. When keep the 12 volt battery from running
high voltage battery is disconnected using a 12 volt battery charger on the down or use a battery trickle charger.
and the vehicle will not start. A service 12 volt AGM battery, some chargers In addition, to avoid potential damage
message will be displayed in the have an AGM battery setting on the to the high voltage battery, perform
Driver Information Centre (DIC). charger. If available, use the AGM the following recommended steps:
Before the vehicle can be operated setting on the charger, to limit charge ■ Store the high voltage battery with
again, it must be serviced at a voltage to 14,8 volts. 1/2 charge or less.
■ Always store the vehicle in an
A vehicle cover, which can reduce environment between −10°C and
sun loading on the vehicle and 30°C.
improve high voltage battery life, is
available from your Vauxhall Ampera ■ Vehicle storage at extreme
Authorised Repairer. temperatures can cause damage to
the high voltage battery.
The Vauxhall Ampera Authorised
Batteries do not belong in household Remember to reconnect the 12 volt
Repairer has information on how to
waste. They must be disposed of at battery when ready to drive the
recycle the high voltage battery.
an appropriate recycling collection vehicle.
Keep the vehicle plugged in, even point.
when fully charged, to keep the high
voltage battery temperature ready for Vehicle storage
the next drive. This is important when
outside temperatures are extremely 9 Warning
hot or cold.
Refer to the replacement number Batteries have acid that can burn
shown on the original battery label you and gas that can explode. You
when a new 12 volt battery is needed. can be badly hurt if you are not
The vehicle has an Absorbed Glass careful.
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Wiper blade replacement Headlight aiming Bulb replacement

Headlight aim has been preset and
Wiper blades on the windscreen should need no further adjustment. Switch off the ignition and switch off
To replace the windscreen wiper When driving in countries where the the relevant switch or close the doors.
blade: traffic drives on the opposite side of Only hold a new bulb at the base! Do
1. Lift the wiper arm. the road, it is not necessary to adjust not touch the bulb glass with bare
the low beam. hands.
If the vehicle is damaged in a crash, Use only the same bulb type for
the headlight aim may be affected. If replacement.
adjustment to the low beam is Replace headlight bulbs from within
necessary, seek the assistance of a the engine compartment.

Halogen bulbs
9 Warning
Halogen bulbs have pressurised
2. Press the button in the middle of gas inside and can burst if you
the wiper arm connector and pull drop or scratch the bulb. You or
the wiper blade away from the arm others could be injured. Be sure to
connector. read and follow the instructions on
the bulb package.
3. Remove the wiper blade.
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Halogen headlights 4. Install the new bulb in the socket.

5. Install the bulb socket by turning it
High/low beam clockwise.
6. Install the cover in the back of the
headlight assembly by turning it

Tail lights
Have the lights replaced by a

2. Remove the bulb socket from the

headlight assembly by turning it
Side turn signal lights
counterclockwise. Have bulbs replaced by a workshop.
3. Remove the bulb from the socket.
1. Remove the cover from the back
of the headlight assembly by
Reversing light
turning it counterclockwise. Have the bulbs replaced by a
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Number plate light Rear fog light

Have the bulbs replaced by a

4. Pull gently the clamp and pull the

bulb straight out of the bulb
1. Press the spring clip on the right socket.
end of the light assembly to the left 5. Push the replacement bulb
to unlock the light assembly. straight into the bulb socket and
2. Pull down on the light assembly to turn the bulb socket clockwise to
remove it from the fascia. install it into the light assembly.
3. Turn the bulb socket 6. Reinstall the light assembly into
counterclockwise to remove it the fascia by inserting the left side
from the light assembly. first.
7. Push the spring clip side into
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Electrical system When the current electrical load is too

heavy, the circuit breaker opens and
Windscreen wipers
If the wiper motor overheats due to
closes, protecting the circuit until the
High voltage devices and current load returns to normal or the
heavy snow or ice, the windscreen
wipers will stop until the motor cools
wiring problem is fixed. This greatly reduces and the wiper control is turned off.
the chance of circuit overload and fire After removal of the blockage, the
9 Warning caused by electrical problems. wiper motor will restart when the
Fuses and circuit breakers protect the control is then moved to the desired
Exposure to high voltage can following in the vehicle: operating position.
cause shock, burns, and even
■ Headlight wiring Although the circuit is protected from
death. The high voltage
■ Windscreen wiper motor electrical overload, overload due to
components in the vehicle can
heavy snow or ice, may cause wiper
only be serviced by technicians ■ Power windows and other power linkage damage.
with special training. accessories
Always clear ice and heavy snow
High voltage components are Replace a bad fuse with a new one of from the windscreen before using the
identified by labels. Do not the identical size and rating. If there is windscreen wipers. If the overload is
remove, open, take apart, or a problem on the road and a fuse caused by an electrical problem and
modify these components. High needs to be replaced, the same not snow or ice, be sure to get it fixed.
voltage cable or wiring has orange amperage fuse can be borrowed.
covering. Do not probe, tamper Choose some feature of the vehicle
with, cut, or modify high voltage that is not needed to use and replace Fuses
cable or wiring. it as soon as possible. Data on the replacement fuse must
match the data on the defective fuse.
Electrical system overload Headlight wiring
An electrical overload may cause the
The vehicle has fuses and circuit
lights to go on and off or in some
breakers to protect against an
cases to remain off. Have the
electrical system overload.
headlight wiring checked right away if
the lights go on and off or remain off.
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There are four fuse boxes in the

■ in the front left of the engine
■ on the right end side and the left
end side of the instrument panel,
■ 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 recognised by its
melted wire. Do not replace the fuse
until the cause of the fault has been
Some functions are protected by
several fuses.
Fuses may also be inserted without
existence of a function.

Fuse extractor
A fuse extractor may be located in the
fuse box in the engine compartment.
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Engine compartment fuse


Place the fuse extractor on the Mini fuses Usage

various types of fuse from the top or
side, and withdraw fuse. 1 Engine control module –
The fuse box is in the front left of the switched power
engine compartment. 2 Emissions
To open the fuse block cover, press
3 –
the clips at the front and back and
rotate the cover up to the side. 4 Ignition coils / Injectors
5 Column lock
6 –
7 –
8 –
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Mini fuses Usage Mini fuses Usage Mini fuses Usage

9 Heated mirrors 31 – 38 Rechargeable energy
storage system (high
10 Air conditioning control 32 Run/Crank — Sensing voltage battery) coolant
module diagnostic module, pump
instrument cluster,
11 Traction power inverter passenger airbag 39 Rechargeable energy
module – Battery display, headlight level storage system (high
12 – switch, automatic voltage battery) control
dimming inside rearview module
13 Cabin heater pump and mirror
valve 40 Front windscreen washer
33 Run/Crank — Vehicle
14 Theft deterrent — Power integration control 41 Right high‐beam
sounder module headlight

15 Traction power inverter 34 Vehicle integration 46 –

module and transmission control module — Battery 47 –
control module — Battery
35 – 49 –
17 Engine control module —
Battery 36 Power electronics 50 Run/Crank — Rear view
coolant pump camera, accessory
22 Left high‐beam headlight power module, tyre
37 Cabin heater control
24 – module pressure monitor,
headlight levelling
25 – motors
26 Theft deterrent — Horn
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Mini fuses Usage J-case fuses Usage Instrument panel fuse box
51 Run/Crank for ABS/ 21 Antilock brake system Instrument panel fuse box on
Rechargeable energy electronic control unit
storage system (high
the left side end
voltage battery) 23 Charge port door

52 Engine control module/ 27 –

transmission control 28 –
module — Run/Crank
29 –
53 Traction power inverter
module — Run/Crank 30 Antilock brake system
54 Run/Crank — Fuel
system control module, 42 Right cooling fan
air conditioning control 43 Front wipers
module, on‐board
charger 44 Charger
The left instrument panel fuse box is
45 – located on the left side end of the
J-case fuses Usage
48 Left cooling fan instrument panel. To access the
16 – fuses, open the fuse panel door by
After having changed defective fuses, pulling out.
18 – close the fuse box cover and press A fuse puller is located in the engine
19 Front power window until it engages. compartment fuse box.
If the fuse box cover is not closed
20 –
correctly, malfunctions may occur.
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Fuses Usage Fuses Usage

F7 Left primary data link F15 Power outlet (Inside floor
connector (left hand drive), console/Rear of floor
Left secondary data link console)
connector (right hand drive)
F16 –
F8 Column lock (left hand drive)
F17 –
F9 Hands-free phone
F18 –
F10 Body control module 1/Body
control module electronics/ To reinstall the door, insert the bottom
Remote entry/Power moding/ tab first, then push the door back into
Fuses Usage Centre high‐ mounted its original location.
stoplight/ Number plate
F1 Power outlet – Top of IP lights/Left daytime running Instrument panel fuse box on
storage bin light/Left position lights/ the right side end
F2 Radio Tailgate release relay
control/ Washer pump relay
F3 Instrument cluster (left hand control/Switch indicator lights
F11 Body control module 4/Left
F4 Infotainment display headlight
F5 Heating, ventilation & air F12 Blower (left hand drive)
conditioning/ Integrated
centre stack switches F13 –

F6 Airbag (Sensing diagnostic F14 –

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The right instrument panel fuse box is Fuses Usage Fuses Usage
located on the right side end of the
instrument panel. To access the F4 Body control module 3/Right F10 Right secondary data link
fuses, open the fuse panel door by headlight connector (left hand drive),
pulling out. Right primary data link
F5 Body control module 2/Body connector (right hand drive)
A fuse puller is located in the engine control module electronics/
compartment fuse block. Tail light/Right daytime F11 Intrusion and inclination
running light/ Shifter lock/ sensor
Switch backlighting/Rear fog
light F12 Blower motor (left hand drive)

F6 Body control module 5/ F13 –

Retained accessory power F14 –
relay control/Right front turn
signal light/Left rear stop and F15 –
turn signal light/Right position F16 –
lights/Remote PRNDL
F17 –
F7 Body control module 6/Map
lights/Courtesy lights/ F18 –
Reversing lights
Fuses Usage To reinstall the door, insert the bottom
F8 Body control module 7/Left tab first, then push the door back into
F1 Steering wheel switch front turn signal/Right rear its original location.
backlighting stop and turn signal light/
Child security lock relay
F2 Column lock (right hand control
F9 Body control module 8/Locks
F3 Cluster (right hand drive)
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Load compartment fuse Fuses Usage

box F6 Fuel (Diurnal valve and evap.
leak check module)
F7 Accessory power module
cooling fan
F8 Amplifier
F9 Digital audio broadcast
F10 Regulated voltage control/
Ultrasonic front and rear
parking assist
Fuses Usage
F11 Horn
F1 –
The fuse box is on the left side of the F12 Rear power windows
F2 Fuel system control module
load compartment behind a cover. F13 Electrical parking brake
Remove the cover. F3 Passive start/ Passive entry
module F14 Rear defog (Upper grid)
A fuse puller is located in the engine
compartment fuse box. F4 Heated seats F15 –
F5 Driver door switches F16 Tailgate release
(Outside rearview mirror/
Charge port door release/ F17 –
Refuel request/Driver F18 –
window switch)
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Vehicle tools Wheels and tyres The following applies to tyres fitted
opposing the rolling direction:
Tools Tyre condition, wheel condition
■ Driveability may be affected. Have
the defective tyre renewed or
Drive over edges slowly and at right repaired as soon as possible.
angles if possible. Driving over sharp ■ Do not drive faster than 50 mph.
edges can cause tyre and wheel
damage. Do not trap tyres on the kerb ■ Drive particularly carefully on wet
when parking. and snow-covered road surfaces.
Regularly check the wheels for
damage. Seek the assistance of a Winter tyres
workshop in the event of damage or Winter tyres improve driving safety at
unusual wear. temperatures below 7 °C and should
therefore be fitted on all wheels.
Tyres In accordance with country-specific
regulations, affix the speed sticker in
The towing eye and a screwdriver are Directional tyres the driver's field of view.
located under a cover in the load Fit directional tyres such that they roll
compartment. Please regard that the in the direction of travel. The rolling
towing eye is located below the tyre direction is indicated by a symbol
Tyre designations
repair kit. (e.g. an arrow) on the sidewall. E.g. 215/60 R 16 95 H
215 = Tyre width, mm
60 = Cross-section ratio (tyre
height to tyre width), %
R = Belt type: Radial
RF = Type: RunFlat
16 = Wheel diameter, inches
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95 = Load index e.g. 95 is Incorrect tyre pressures will impair

equivalent to 690 kg safety, vehicle handling, comfort and
H = Speed code letter fuel economy and will increase tyre
Speed code letter:
Q = up to 100 mph 9 Warning
S = up to 112 mph
T = up to 118 mph If the pressure is too low, this can
H = up to 130 mph result in considerable tyre warm-
V = up to 150 mph up and internal damage, leading to
W = up to 168 mph tread separation and even to tyre
blow-out at high speeds.
Tyre pressure The tyre and loading information label
If the tyre pressure shall be reduced
Although your vehicle has an on the front left door frame indicates
or increased on a vehicle with tyre
integrated tyre pressure monitoring the original equipment tyres and the
pressure monitoring system, switch
system, you should check the tyre tyre pressures.
off ignition.
pressure of your cold tyres at least Additional to that: See tyre pressure
every 14 days and before any long 3 183.
journey. The tyre pressure data refers to cold
Tyre pressure monitoring
Unscrew the valve cap. tyres. It applies to summer and winter system
tyres. The tyre pressure monitor system
The ECO tyre pressure serves to uses radio and sensor technology to
achieve the smallest amount of fuel check tyre pressure levels. The tyre
consumption possible. pressure monitoring system sensors
monitor the pressure in your vehicle's
tyres and transmit tyre pressure
readings to a receiver located in the
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When the low tyre pressure telltale occur for a variety of reasons, inflated to the correct inflation
illuminates, stop and check tyres as including the installation of pressure. Using the DIC, tyre
soon as possible, and inflate them to replacement or alternate tyres or pressure levels can be viewed.
the proper pressure. wheels on the vehicle that prevent the Control indicator A 3 70.
Please note that the tyre pressure tyre pressure monitoring system from
functioning properly. Always check DIC 3 71.
monitoring system is not a substitute
for proper tyre maintenance and it is the tyre pressure monitoring system A may come on in cool weather when
the driver's responsibility to maintain malfunction telltale after replacing the vehicle is first started, and then
correct tyre pressure, even if under‐ one or more tyres or wheels on your turn off as the vehicle is driven. This
inflation has not reached the level to vehicle to ensure that the could be an early indicator that the air
trigger illumination of the tyre replacement or alternate tyres and pressure is getting low and needs to
pressure monitoring system low tyre wheels allow the tyre pressure be inflated to the proper pressure.
pressure telltale. monitoring system to continue to Tyre pressure 3 183.
function properly.
The tyre pressure monitoring system The tyre pressure monitoring system
malfunction indicator is combined Tyre pressure monitor operation can warn about a low tyre pressure
with the low tyre pressure telltale. condition but it does not replace
When a low tyre pressure condition is
When the system detects a normal tyre maintenance.
detected, A illuminates.
malfunction, the telltale will flash for The use of commercially available
approximately one minute and then If A comes on, stop as soon as
liquid tyre repair kits can impair the
remain continuously illuminated. This possible and inflate the tyres as
function of the system. Factory
sequence will continue upon recommended in this manual.
approved repair kits can be used.
subsequent vehicle start‐ups as long Tyre pressures 3 183.
as the malfunction exists. A message to check the pressure in a Adaptive threshold function
When the malfunction indicator is specific tyre displays in the Driver The tyre pressure monitoring system
illuminated, the system may not be Information Centre (DIC). A and the automatically detects if the vehicle is
able to detect or signal low tyre DIC warning message come on at driven with a tyre pressure
pressure as intended. Tyre pressure each drive cycle until the tyres are appropriate for a load of up to 3
monitoring system malfunctions may people or for a full load.
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If the tyre pressure shall be reduced, Follow the tyre pressure monitoring 6. Use the SELECT knob to select
switch off ignition before reducing. system sensor matching process: Yes with the highlighted selection
1. Set the parking brake. and press the SELECT knob
Sensor matching process - again to confirm the selection.
2. Switch the ignition on and place
Manual the vehicle in P. The horn sounds twice to signal
Each tyre pressure monitoring the receiver is in relearn mode
system sensor has a unique and a message displays on the
identification code. The identification DIC screen.
code needs to be matched to a new 7. Start with the left front tyre.
tyre/wheel position after rotating the
vehicle's tyres or replacing one or 8. Place the relearn tool against the
more of the sensors. tyre sidewall, near the valve stem.
Then press the button to activate
A and the DIC message should go off the tyre pressure monitoring
at the next drive cycle. The sensors system sensor.
are matched to the tyre/wheel
positions, using a tyre pressure A horn chirp confirms that the
monitoring system relearn tool, in the sensor identification code has
following order: left front tyre, right been matched to this tyre and
front tyre, right rear tyre and left rear 3. If the DIC display is minimised, wheel position.
tyre. Ask your Authorised Vauxhall press the SELECT knob to 9. Proceed to the right front tyre and
Ampera Repairer for service or to maximise it. repeat the procedure in Step 8.
purchase a relearn tool. 4. Use the SELECT knob to scroll to 10. Proceed to the right rear tyre and
There are two minutes to match the the tyre pressure display screen. repeat the procedure in Step 8.
first tyre/wheel position and 5. Press and hold the SELECT knob 11. Proceed to the left rear tyre and
five minutes overall to match all four for five seconds to begin the repeat the procedure in Step 8.
tyre/wheel positions. If it takes longer, sensor matching process. The horn sounds two times to
the matching process stops and must A message displays confirming to indicate the sensor identification
be restarted. begin the process. code has been matched to the left
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rear tyre and the tyre pressure 12 mph. In this case $ can be ■ The tyre pressure monitoring
monitoring system sensor displayed or pressure values can system sensor matching process
matching process is no longer swap in the DIC. was started but not completed or
active. The message on the DIC If problems occur during the relearn not completed successfully after
display screen goes off. process a warning message is rotating the tyres. The DIC
12. Switch off the ignition. displayed in the DIC. message and A should go off once
the tyre pressure monitoring
13. Set all four tyres to the Notice system sensor matching process is
recommended air pressure level. Vehicles equipped with the auto performed successfully.
Tyre and loading information label learn function do not allow manual
■ One or more tyre pressure
3 156. sensor matching.
monitoring system sensors are
Tyre pressure 3 183. Fault missing or damaged. The DIC
The tyre pressure monitoring system message and A should go off when
Sensor matching process - Auto will not work properly if one or more of the sensors are installed and the
learn function the sensors are missing or sensor matching process is
Each tyre pressure monitoring inoperable. performed successfully. Seek the
system sensor has a unique assistance of a workshop.
When the system detects a
identification code. The identification malfunction, A flashes for about one ■ Replacement tyres or wheels do
code needs to be matched to a new minute and then stays on for the not match the original equipment
tyre/wheel position after rotating the remainder of the vehicle on/off cycle. tyres or wheels. Tyres and wheels
vehicle's tyres or replacing one or A DIC warning message also other than those recommended
more of the sensors. displays. A and the DIC warning could prevent the tyre pressure
After changing a tyre, the vehicle has message come on at each vehicle on/ monitoring system from functioning
to be stationary for approx. off cycle until the problem is properly.
20 minutes, before the system corrected. Some of the conditions ■ Operating electronic devices or
recalculates. The following relearn that can cause these to come on are: being near facilities using radio
process takes up to 10 minutes of wave frequencies similar to the tyre
driving with a speed of minimum
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pressure monitoring system could Changing tyre and wheel

cause the tyre pressure monitoring
system sensors to malfunction. size
If the tyre pressure monitoring system If tyres of a different size than those
is not working properly, it cannot fitted at the factory are used, it may be
detect or signal a low tyre condition. necessary to reprogramme the
Seek the assistance of a workshop. speedometer as well as the nominal
tyre pressure and make other vehicle
Tread depth Ensure that the direction of rotation of
Check tread depth at regular the wheels is the same as before and
intervals. according to tyre manufacturer
Tyres should be replaced for safety instructions.
The legally permissible minimum
reasons at a tread depth of 2-3 mm tread depth (1.6 mm) has been After converting to a different tyre
(4 mm for winter tyres). reached when the tread has worn size, have the label with tyre
For safety reasons it is recommended down as far as one of the tread wear pressures replaced.
that the tread depth of the wheels on indicators (TWI). Their position is
one axle should not vary by more than indicated by markings on the 9 Warning
2 mm. sidewall.
If there is more wear at the front than Use of unsuitable tyres or wheels
the rear, swap round front wheels and may lead to accidents and will
rear wheels periodically. Ensure that invalidate the vehicle type
the direction of rotation of the wheels approval.
is the same as before.
Tyres age, even if they are not used.
We recommend tyre replacement
every 6 years.
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Tyre chains Tyre chains are not permitted on tyres

of size 215/55R17 and 225/45R18.

Tyre repair kit

Minor damage to the tyre tread can be
repaired with the tyre repair kit.
Do not remove foreign bodies from
the tyres.
Tyre damage exceeding 4 mm or that
is at tyre's side wall cannot be
repaired with the tyre repair kit.
The tyre repair kit is located under a
9 Warning cover in the load compartment.
Tyre chains are only permitted on the Notice
front wheels. Do not drive faster than 50 mph.
The driving characteristics of the
Always use fine mesh chains that add Do not use for a lengthy period. repaired tyre is severely affected,
no more than 10 mm to the tyre tread Steering and handling may be therefore have this tyre replaced.
and the inboard sides (including chain affected. If unusual noise is heard or the
lock). compressor becomes hot, turn
If you have a flat tyre: compressor off for at least 30
9 Warning Stop the vehicle, apply the parking minutes.
brake and move the shift lever to P. The built-in safety valve opens at a
Damage may lead to tyre blowout. Turn on the hazard warning flashers. pressure of 7 bar.
Tyre chains are only permitted on Hazard warning flashers 3 88.
tyres of size 205/60R16.
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Note the expiry date of the kit. After

this date its sealing capability is no
longer guaranteed. Pay attention to
storage information on sealant
Replace the used sealant bottle.
Dispose of the bottle as prescribed
by applicable laws.
The compressor and sealant can be
used from approx. -30 °C.
Using the tyre repair kit
The tyre repair kit has two hoses. The 2. Sealant and air hose: Unwrap the 5. Attach the black sealant/air hose
black sealant/air hose is intended to black sealant/air hose and the or the clear air only hose onto the
temporarily seal and inflate a power plug. tyre valve stem. Turn it clockwise
punctured tyre, the clear air only hose until it is tight.
Air only hose: Unwrap the clear air
is intended to inflate a not punctured
only hose and the power plug. 6. Plug the power plug into an
tyre without sealant.
3. Place the kit on the ground. accessory power outlet in the
Follow the directions closely for vehicle. Unplug all items from
correct usage: Make sure the tyre valve stem is
other accessory power outlets.
positioned close to the ground so
1. Take the tyre repair kit from the Power outlets 3 61.
the hose will reach it.
4. Remove the valve stem cap from Do not pinch the power plug cord
the flat tyre by turning it in the door or window.
counterclockwise. 7. Start the vehicle. The vehicle
must be running while using the
air compressor.
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Air only hose: Turn the selector Air only hose: The compressor will
switch clockwise to g. inflate the tyre only with air.
10. Inflate the tyre to the
recommended inflation pressure
using the pressure gauge.
Tyre and loading information label
3 156.
Tyre pressures 3 183.
The pressure gauge may read
higher than the actual tyre
pressure while the compressor is
8. Sealant and air hose: Turn the on. Turn the compressor off to get
selector switch counterclockwise an accurate pressure reading.
to e. The compressor may be turned
9. Press m to turn the tyre repair kit on/off until the correct pressure is
on. reached.
Sealant and air hose: The
compressor will inject sealant and
air into the tyre. The pressure
gauge will initially show a high
pressure while the compressor
pushes the sealant into the tyre.
Once the sealant is completely
dispersed into the tyre, the
pressure will quickly drop and
start to rise again as the tyre
inflates with air only.
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Air only hose: If you inflate the tyre 12. Unplug the power plug from the
higher than the recommended accessory power outlet in the
pressure, you can adjust the vehicle.
excess pressure by pressing f,
until the proper pressure reading
is reached.
If the recommended pressure
cannot be reached after
approximately 25 minutes, the
vehicle should not be driven farther.
The tyre is too severely damaged
and the tyre repair kit cannot inflate 16. Sealant and air hose: If the flat
the tyre. Remove the power plug tyre was able to inflate to the
from the accessory power outlet and recommended inflation pressure,
unscrew the inflating hose from the 13. Turn the black sealant/air hose or remove the maximum speed label
tyre valve. the clear air only hose from the sealant canister and
11. Press m again to turn the tyre counterclockwise to remove it place it in a highly visible location.
repair kit off. from the tyre valve stem. Do not exceed the speed on this
label until the damaged tyre is
Be careful while handling the tyre 14. Replace the tyre valve stem cap. repaired or replaced.
repair kit as it could be warm after 15. Replace the black sealant/air
usage. 17. Sealant and air hose: Immediately
hose or the clear air only hose and drive the vehicle 5 miles to
Sealant and air hose: The tyre is the power plug back in their distribute the sealant in the tyre.
not sealed and will continue to original location and store the tyre
leak air until the vehicle is driven repair kit to its storage location in 18. Sealant and air hose: Stop at a
and the sealant is distributed in the load compartment. safe location and check the tyre
the tyre. pressure. Refer to steps 1 through
Vehicle care 165

11 under using of the air only to a workshop within a 100 miles 4. Replace with a new canister
hose. of driving to have the tyre repaired which is available from a
If the tyre pressure has fallen or replaced. workshop.
more than 0.7 bar below the 5. Push the new canister into place.
recommended inflation pressure,
stop driving the vehicle. The tyre
is too severely damaged and the
tyre sealant cannot seal the tyre.
If the tyre pressure has not
dropped more than 0.7 bar from
the recommended inflation
pressure, inflate the tyre to the
recommended inflation pressure.
19. Sealant and air hose: Wipe off any
sealant from the wheel, tyre and
vehicle. The tyre repair kit has an accessory
20. Sealant and air hose: Dispose of adapter located in a compartment on
the used sealant canister and the the bottom of its housing that may be
black sealant/air hose assembly used to inflate air mattresses, balls,
at a local dealer or in accordance etc.
with local laws and practices.
21. Sealant and air hose: Replace it Removal and installation of the
with a new canister available from sealant canister
a workshop. To remove the sealant canister:
22. Sealant and air hose: After 1. Unwrap the sealant hose.
temporarily sealing a tyre using 2. Press the canister release button.
the tyre repair kit, take the vehicle
3. Pull up and remove the canister.
166 Vehicle care

Jump starting by battery explosion or damage to This could cause a fuse to

the electrical systems of both overload in the vehicle.
Do not start with quick charger. vehicles. To jump start another vehicle, use
A vehicle with a discharged battery the terminals located under the
can be started using jump leads and 9 Warning floor cover in the load
the battery of another vehicle. compartment.
There are different procedures Avoid contact of the battery with
depending on if the vehicle has a run‐ eyes, skin, fabrics and painted ■ Never expose the battery to naked
down battery or another vehicle has a surfaces. The fluid contains flames or sparks.
run‐down battery. sulphuric acid which can cause ■ A discharged battery can already
injuries and damage in the event freeze at a temperature of 0 °C.
9 Danger of direct contact. Defrost the frozen battery before
connecting jump leads.
The high voltage battery cannot be ■ Wear eye protection and protective
jump started either with another 9 Warning
clothing when handling a battery.
vehicle or battery charger. ■ Use a booster battery with the
Electric fans can start up even
Personal injury, death, or damage same voltage (12 Volts). Its
when the engine is not running
to the vehicle could result. capacity (Ah) must not be much
and can cause injury. Keep hands,
clothing and tools away from any less than that of the discharged
9 Warning underhood electric fans. battery.
■ Use jump leads with insulated
Be extremely careful when starting terminals and a cross section of at
with jump leads. Any deviation 9 Warning
least 16 mm2.
from the following instructions can ■ Do not disconnect the discharged
Never jump start another vehicle
lead to injuries or damage caused battery from the vehicle.
by using the terminals located in
the engine compartment. ■ Switch off all unnecessary electrical
Vehicle care 167

■ Do not lean over the battery during The battery terminals to jump start the start another vehicle. The positive
jump starting. vehicle are located in the engine battery terminal is covered with an
■ Do not allow the terminals of one compartment. The positive battery additional access cover, marked with
lead to touch those of the other terminal is located below a access a <. Open the access cover
lead. cover. Open the cover everytime you everytime you want to use the
want to jump start the vehicle. The positive battery terminal.
■ The vehicles must not come into negative battery terminal is a stud
contact with each other during the marked GND. Jump starting
jump starting process.
■ Apply the parking brake, move the Battey terminals in the load Jump starting the vehicle
shift lever in P. compartment
Battery terminals in the engine

The battery terminals to jump start

another vehicle are located in the load
compartment below two access
covers. Open and remove the access
covers everytime you want to jump
168 Vehicle care

Lead connection order: 3. Switch on electrical consumers 3. Connect the black lead to the
1. Connect the red lead to the (e.g. headlights, heated rear negative terminal of the booster
positive terminal of the booster window) of the vehicle receiving battery.
battery. the jump start. 4. Connect the other end of the black
2. Connect the other end of the red 4. Reverse above sequence exactly lead to a vehicle grounding point,
lead to the positive terminal of the when removing leads. such as the engine block or an
discharged battery. engine mounting bolt. Connect as
Jump starting another vehicle far away from the discharged
3. Connect the black lead to the battery as possible, however at
negative terminal of the booster least 60 cm.
Route the leads so that they cannot
4. Connect the other end of the black catch on rotating parts in the engine
lead to the negative battery compartment.
terminal, marked GND.
To start the vehicle:
Route the leads so that they cannot
catch on rotating parts in the engine 1. Press m to switch on the ignition
compartment. of the vehicle.
To start the vehicle: 2. After 5 minutes, start the other
1. Start the engine of the vehicle
providing the jump. 3. Allow both vehicles to run for
Lead connection order: approx. 3 minutes with the leads
2. After 5 minutes, press m to switch connected.
on the ignition of the vehicle. 1. Connect the red lead to the
positive terminal of the booster 4. Switch on electrical consumers
After the instrument cluster (e.g. headlights, heated rear
initialises, the vehicle will use battery.
window) of the vehicle receiving
power from the high voltage 2. Connect the other end of the red the jump start.
battery to charge the 12 volt lead to the positive terminal of the
battery. discharged battery. 5. Reverse above sequence exactly
when removing leads.
Vehicle care 169

Towing the vehicle
Incorrectly towing of a disabled
vehicle may cause damage to the
vehicle. The disabled vehicle
should just be towed on a flatbed
car carrier.
Let the vehicle just be towed by
well trained technicians. Insert a screwdriver in the slot at the Screw in the towing eye as far as it will
short edge of the cap. Release the go until it stops in a horizontal
In emergencies if no car carrier is cap by carefully moving the position.
available, the vehicle must not be screwdriver sidewards. To prevent Attach a tow rope – or better still a tow
towed faster than 45 mph nor further damage it is recommended to place a rod – to the towing eye.
than 45 miles. cloth between the screwdriver and
the frame. The towing eye must only be used for
towing and not for recovering the
The towing eye is stowed in a storage vehicle.
compartment under the floor cover of
the load compartment. 3 53. Switch on ignition to release steering
wheel lock and to permit operation of
Carefully disengage the cap with a brake lights, horn and windscreen
screwdriver. wiper.
Set the shift lever of the electric drive
unit in N.
170 Vehicle care

Switch on the hazard warning

flashers on both vehicles.
Appearance care If using a vehicle wash, comply with
the vehicle wash manufacturer's
instructions. The windscreen wiper
Exterior care and rear window wiper must be
switched off. Remove antenna and
Locks external accessories such as roof
Drive slowly. Do not drive jerkily.
The locks are lubricated at the factory racks etc.
Excessive tractive force can
using a high quality lock cylinder
damage the vehicle. If you wash your vehicle by hand,
grease. Use de-icing agent only when
absolutely necessary, as this has a make sure that the insides of the
When the vehicle is not running, wheel housings are also thoroughly
degreasing effect and impairs lock
considerably more force is needed to rinsed out.
function. After using de-icing agent,
brake and steer.
have the locks regreased by a Clean edges and folds on opened
To prevent the entry of exhaust gases workshop. doors and the bonnet as well as the
from the towing vehicle, switch on the areas they cover.
air recirculation and close the Washing
windows. The paintwork of your vehicle is Caution
Seek the assistance of a workshop. exposed to environmental influences.
After towing, unscrew the towing eye. Wash and wax your vehicle regularly. Always use a cleaning agent with
When using automatic vehicle a pH value of 4 to 9.
Insert cap at the bottom and close. washes, select a programme that Do not use cleaning agents on hot
includes waxing. surfaces.
Towing another vehicle Bird droppings, dead insects, resin,
The vehicle is neither designed nor pollen and the like should be cleaned Have the door hinges of all doors
intended to tow a trailer or another off immediately, as they contain greased by a workshop.
vehicle. aggressive constituents which can Do not clean the engine compartment
cause paint damage. with a steam-jet or high-pressure jet
Vehicle care 171

Thoroughly rinse and leather-off the Windows and windscreen wiper Paintwork damage
vehicle. Rinse leather frequently. Use blades Rectify minor paintwork damage with
separate leathers for painted and Use a soft lint-free cloth or chamois a touch-up pen before rust forms.
glass surfaces: remnants of wax on leather together with window cleaner Have more extensive damage or rust
the windows will impair vision. and insect remover. areas repaired by a workshop.
Exterior lights When cleaning the rear window,
make sure the heating element inside
Headlight and other light covers are Some areas of the vehicle underbody
made of plastic. Do not use any is not damaged.
have a PVC undercoating while other
abrasive or caustic agents, do not use For mechanical removal of ice, use a critical areas have a durable
an ice scraper, and do not clean them sharp-edged ice scraper. Press the protective wax coating.
dry. scraper firmly against the glass so
that no dirt can get under it and After the underbody is washed, check
Polishing and waxing scratch the glass. the underbody and have it waxed if
Wax the vehicle regularly (at the Clean smearing wiper blades with a
latest when water no longer beads). soft cloth and window cleaner. Bitumen/rubber materials could
Otherwise, the paintwork will dry out. damage the PVC coating. Have
Wheels and tyres underbody work carried out by a
Polishing is necessary only if the paint
has become dull or if solid deposits Do not use high-pressure jet
have become attached to it. cleaners. Before and after winter, wash the
underbody and have the protective
Paintwork polish with silicone forms a Clean rims with a pH-neutral wheel
wax coating checked.
protective film, making waxing cleaner.
unnecessary. Rims are painted and can be treated
Plastic body parts must not be treated with the same agents as the body.
with wax or polishing agents.
172 Vehicle care

Front air deflector Interior care Plastic and rubber parts

Plastic and rubber parts can be
Interior and upholstery cleaned with the same cleaner as
Only clean the vehicle interior, used to clean the body. Use interior
including the instrument panel fascia cleaner if necessary. Do not use any
and panelling, with a dry cloth or other agent. Avoid solvents and petrol
interior cleaner. in particular. Do not use high-
pressure jet cleaners.
Clean the leather upholstery with
clear water and a soft cloth. In case of
heavy soiling, use leather care.
The instrument panel should only be
cleaned using a soft damp cloth.
Clean fabric upholstery with a
The front air deflector allows air to vacuum cleaner and brush. Remove
flow cleaner under the vehicle. stains with an upholstery cleaner.
Should the front air deflector become Clean seat belts with lukewarm water
detached, insert tab into slot. Repeat or interior cleaner.
for the other side, if needed.
Close Velcro fasteners as open
Drive carefully whenever the road Velcro fasteners on clothing could
has a strong inclination or when damage seat upholstery.
driving over a ramp, bumper, etc.
The same applies to clothing with
sharp-edged objects, like zips or
belts or studded jeans.
Service and maintenance 173

Service and General information Make sure that the Service and
Warranty Booklet is completed
maintenance Service information correctly as continuous proof of
service is essential if any warranty or
In order to ensure economical and goodwill claims are to be met, and is
safe vehicle operation and to also a benefit when selling the
General information ................... 173 maintain the value of your vehicle, it vehicle.
Recommended fluids, lubricants is of vital importance that all
and parts .................................... 174 maintenance work is carried out at the Service interval with remaining
proper intervals as specified. engine oil life duration
The detailed, up-to-date service The service interval is based on
schedule for your vehicle is available several parameters depending on
at the workshop. usage.
A message in the Driver Information
Service intervals Centre (DIC) lets you know when to
Maintenance of your vehicle is change the engine oil.
required every 20,000 miles or after
1 year, whichever occurs first, unless Driver Information Centre (DIC) 3 71.
otherwise indicated in the service Vehicle messages 3 82.

Confirmation of service is recorded in
the Service and Warranty Booklet.
The date and mileage is completed
with the stamp and signature of the
servicing workshop.
174 Service and maintenance

Recommended fluids, aging control, whereas viscosity

grade gives information on the oil's
Select the appropriate engine oil
based on its quality and on the
lubricants and parts thickness over a temperature range. minimum ambient temperature
Dexos is the newest engine oil quality 3 177.
Recommended fluids and that provides optimum protection for
Additional engine oil additives
lubricants gasoline and diesel engines. If it is
The use of additional engine oil
Only use products that have been unavailable, engine oils of other listed
qualities have to be used. additives could cause damage and
tested and approved. Damage invalidate the warranty.
resulting from the use of non- Recommendations for gasoline
approved materials will not be engines are also valid for Engine oil viscosity grades
covered by the warranty. Compressed Natural Gas (CNG),
The SAE viscosity grade gives
Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) and
information of the thickness of the oil.
Ethanol (E85) fuelled engines.
9 Warning Multigrade oil is indicated by two
Select the appropriate engine oil
figures, e.g. SAE 5W-30. The first
Operating materials are based on its quality and on the
figure, followed by a W, indicates the
hazardous and could be minimum ambient temperature
low temperature viscosity and the
poisonous. Handle with care. Pay 3 177.
second figure the high temperature
attention to information given on viscosity.
the containers. Topping up engine oil
Engine oils of different manufacturers Select the appropriate viscosity grade
and brands can be mixed as long as depending on the minimum ambient
Engine oil temperature 3 177.
they comply with the required engine
Engine oil is identified by its quality
oil quality and viscosity. All of the recommended viscosity
and its viscosity. Quality is more
important than viscosity when Use of engine oil with only ACEA A1 grades are suitable for high ambient
selecting which engine oil to use. The or only A5 quality is prohibited, since temperatures.
oil quality ensures e.g. engine it can cause long-term engine
cleanliness, wear protection and oil damage under certain operating
Service and maintenance 175

Coolant and antifreeze Brake fluid should be stored in a

Use only silicate-free long life coolant sealed container to avoid water
(LLC) antifreeze approved for the absorption.
vehicle, consult a workshop. Ensure brake fluid does not become
The system is factory filled with contaminated.
coolant designed for excellent
corrosion protection and frost
protection down to approx. -28 °C.
This concentration should be
maintained all year round. The use of
additional coolant additives that
intend to give additional corrosion
protection or seal against minor leaks
can cause function problems. Liability
for consequences resulting from the
use of additional coolant additives will
be rejected.

Brake fluid
Only use high-performance brake
fluid approved for the vehicle, consult
a workshop.
Over time, brake fluid absorbs
moisture which will reduce braking
effectiveness. The brake fluid should
therefore be replaced at the specified
176 Technical data

Technical data Vehicle identification Identification plate

Vehicle Identification
Vehicle identification .................. 176 Number
Vehicle data ............................... 178

The identification label is located on

the front left door frame.
The technical data is determined in
The Vehicle Identification Number accordance with European
(VIN) is located in the left front corner Community standards. We reserve
of the instrument panel. It is visible the right to make modifications.
through the windscreen. Specifications in the vehicle
documents always have priority over
The VIN also appears on the vehicle those given in this manual.
certification and service parts labels
and certificates of title and
Technical data 177

Service Parts identification

The label is inside the right rear cargo
storage door and has the following
■ Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
■ Model designation
■ Paint information
■ Production options and special
Do not remove this label from the
178 Technical data

Vehicle data
Recommended fluids and lubricants
European service schedule
Required engine oil quality
All European countries
Engine oil quality (except Belarus, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Turkey) Only Israel
dexos 1 – ✔
dexos 2 ✔ –

In case dexos quality is unavailable you may use max. 1 litre engine oil quality ACEA C3 once between each oil change.
Engine oil viscosity grades
All European countries and Israel
Ambient temperature (except Belarus, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Turkey)
down to -25 °C SAE 5W-30 or SAE 5W-40
below -25 °C SAE 0W-30 or SAE 0W-40
Technical data 179

International service schedule

Required engine oil quality
All countries outside Europe
Engine oil quality except Israel Only Belarus, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Turkey
dexos 1 ✔ –
dexos 2 – ✔

In case dexos quality is unavailable you may use the oil qualities listed below:
All countries outside Europe
Engine oil quality except Israel Only Belarus, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Turkey
GM-LL-A-025 ✔ ✔
GM-LL-B-025 – –

All countries outside Europe

Engine oil quality except Israel Only Belarus, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Turkey
ACEA A3/B3 ✔ ✔
ACEA A3/B4 ✔ ✔
ACEA C3 ✔ ✔
180 Technical data

All countries outside Europe

Engine oil quality except Israel Only Belarus, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Turkey
API SM ✔ ✔
API SN ✔ ✔

Engine oil viscosity grades

All countries outside Europe (except Israel),
Ambient temperature including Belarus, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Turkey
down to -25 °C SAE 5W-30 or SAE 5W-40
below -25 °C SAE 0W-30 or SAE 0W-40

Engine data
Engine A14XFL Petrol Electric motor
Number of cylinders 4 -
Piston displacement [cm3] 1398 -
Power (Engine/Electric motor) [kW] 63 111
at rpm 4800 5000
Torque [Nm] 126 370
at rpm 4250 250-2800
Technical data 181

Engine A14XFL Petrol Electric motor

Fuel type Petrol -
Octane rating RON
recommended 95 -
possible 98 -

A14XFL Petrol
Electric motor
Maximum speed1) [mph] 100 mph

Vehicle weight
Kerb weight [kg] 1735

1) 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.
182 Technical data

Vehicle dimensions
Length [mm] 4498
Width [mm] 1787
Height (unladen) [mm] 1439
Wheelbase [mm] 2685

Engine oil
Engine A14XFL
including Filter [l] 3,5
between MIN and MAX [l] 1

Fuel tank
Petrol, nominal capacity [l] 35,2

High voltage battery

Battery capacity [kWh] 16
Technical data 183

Tyre pressures
Tyres Comfort with up to 3 people ECO with up to 3 people With full load
front rear front rear front rear
[kPa/bar] ([psi]) [kPa/bar] ([psi]) [kPa/bar] ([psi]) [kPa/bar] ([psi]) [kPa/bar] ([psi]) [kPa/bar] ([psi])
215/55 R17, 240/2.4 (35) 240/2.4 (35) 270/2.7 (39) 270/2.7 (39) 250/2.5 (36) 290/2.9 (42)
225/45 R182) 260/2.6 (38) 260/2.6 (38) 280/2.8 (41) 280/2.8 (41) 270/2.7 (39) 310/2.4 (45)
205/60 R163) 260/2.6 (38) 260/2.6 (38) 280/2.8 (41) 280/2.8 (41) 270/2.7 (39) 310/2.4 (45)

2) Reinforced variant (XL).

3) Only permitted as winter tyres.
184 Customer information

Customer information Customer information In the unlikely event that you have a
problem, your authorised dealership
will be more than happy to assist you.
Service network
Alternatively our My Ampera helpline
Customer information ................ 184 Open source information can provide additional support in
Vehicle data recording and This vehicle contains open source coordinating roadside assistance or
privacy ....................................... 185 software, including without limitation, responding to any enquiry or question
software distributed and/ or modified relating to you vehicle.
under the GNU General Public
License, Version 2, June 1991 and Caution
the GNU Lesser General Public
License, Version 2.1, February 1999. In the event of an accident, please
call your local MyAmpera helpline
See for additional
immediately as there might be the
information and to download related
need to de-power the high voltage
materials, including without limitation,
the previous referred to licenses and
software. Alternatively please contact your
Vauxhall Ampera Authorised
Customer assistance
offices ■ Austria:
0800 301024
My Ampera service - contact ■ Belgium:
telephone numbers for the
0800 58115
owner's manual
We aim to provide you with an ■ Bulgaria
excellent customer experience. 00800 111 4980
Customer information 185

■ Czech Republic: ■ Norway: Vehicle data recording

800 701018 800 62072
and privacy
■ Denmark: ■ Portugal
804 04 933 800208916 Event data recorders
■ Finland: ■ Poland: The vehicle has a number of
0800 523 109 00800 331 1407 sophisticated systems that monitor
and control several vehicle data.
■ France: ■ Romania:
Some data may be stored during
0805 980004 0800 801020 regular operation to facilitate repair of
■ Germany: ■ Slovakia: detected malfunctions, other data is
0800 2022011 800 116 981 stored only in a crash or near crash
event by modules in your vehicle
■ Greece: ■ Slovenia systems that have an event data
00800 331 52 963 80081153 recording function such as the airbag
■ Hungary: ■ Spain: control module.
0680204997 900 900 428 The systems may record diagnostic
data about the condition of the vehicle
■ Ireland: ■ Sweden: (e.g. oil level or vehicle mileage) and
1800 812 450 020 120 3022 information how it was operated (e.g.
■ Italy: ■ Switzerland: engine speed, brake application and
seat belt usage).
800089741 0800 455565
To read this data, special equipment
■ Luxembourg: ■ Turkey
and access to the vehicle is required.
800 40004 (0)8002199007 Some diagnostic data is electronically
■ Netherlands: ■ United Kingdom: fed into Vauxhall global systems
0800 020 5915 0800 0260275 when the vehicle is serviced in a
workshop, in order to document the
186 Customer information

service history of the vehicle. This In addition, the manufacturer may use Radio Frequency
enables the workshop to offer you the collected or received diagnostic
efficient maintenance and repair, data: Identification (RFID)
tailored to your individual vehicle, ■ for the manufacturer's research RFID technology is used in some
each time you bring it back to the needs vehicles for functions such as tyre
workshop. pressure monitoring and ignition
■ to make it available for research
The manufacturer will not access system security. It is also used in
needs where appropriate
driver's behaviour related information connection with conveniences such
confidentiality is maintained and
about a crash event or share it with as radio remote controls for door
need is shown
others except: locking/unlocking and starting, and in-
■ to share summary data which is not vehicle transmitters for garage door
■ with the consent of the vehicle tied to a specific vehicle with other openers. RFID technology in
owner or, if the vehicle is leased, of organisations for research Vauxhall vehicles does not use or
the lessee purposes record personal information or link
■ in response to an official request of with any other Vauxhall system
police or similar government office containing personal information.
■ as part of the manufacturer's
defence in case of legal
■ as required by law
Customer information 187

Index A
Accessories and vehicle
Capacities .................................. 182
modifications .......................... 136 Car Pass ...................................... 19
Airbag and belt tensioners ........... 66 Central locking system ................ 23
Airbag deactivation ................ 43, 67 Centre console storage ............... 53
Airbag system .............................. 41 Changing tyre and wheel size . . . 160
Air intake .................................... 101 Charge cord................................ 128
Air vents ..................................... 100 Charging..................................... 124
Antilock brake system ................ 113 Charging status.......................... 127
Antilock brake system (ABS) ....... 68 Charging system .......................... 67
Anti-theft alarm system ................ 27 Child locks ................................... 25
Anti-theft locking system .............. 26 Child restraint installation
Appearance care........................ 170 locations ................................... 47
Armrest storage ........................... 52 Child restraints.............................. 45
Automatic anti-dazzle .................. 30 Child restraint systems ................ 45
Automatic climate control system 93 Climate control ............................. 15
Automatic light control ................. 87 Climate control systems............... 93
Clock............................................. 60
B Colour-Info-Display....................... 73
Battery ....................................... 142 Control indicators.......................... 64
Battery discharge protection ........ 92 Control of the vehicle ................. 103
Battery gauge............................... 63 Controls........................................ 58
Battery replacement..................... 20 Convex shape .............................. 29
Bonnet ....................................... 138 Coolant....................................... 139
Brake fluid .......................... 142, 174 Coolant and antifreeze............... 174
Brakes................................ 113, 142 Cooling system........................... 139
Brake system ............................... 68 Cruise control ...................... 71, 118
Breakdown.................................. 169 Cupholders .................................. 52
Bulb replacement ....................... 144 Curtain airbag system .................. 42

Customer assistance offices....... 184 Electronic Stability Control off....... 69 G

Customer information................. 184 Engine compartment fuse box ... 149 Gauges......................................... 62
Engine coolant temperature ........ 70 General information ................... 135
D Engine data ............................... 180 Glovebox ..................................... 51
Danger, Warnings and Cautions . . . 4 Engine exhaust .......................... 111
Dome lights .................................. 90 Engine oil ................... 138, 174, 178 H
Door open .................................... 71 Engine oil pressure ...................... 70 Halogen bulbs............................ 144
Door panel storage....................... 52 Engine overheating.................... 141 Halogen headlights .................... 145
Doors............................................ 25 Entry lighting ................................ 91 Hand brake................................. 113
Drive modes............................... 108 Event data recorders.................. 185 Hazard warning flashers .............. 88
Driver assistance systems.......... 118 Exit lighting .................................. 91 Headlight aiming......................... 144
Driver Information Centre............. 71 Extended range mode................ 107 Headlight flash ............................. 88
Driving economically................... 102 Exterior care .............................. 170 Headlight range adjustment ........ 88
Driving efficiency gauge............... 63 Exterior light ................................. 70 Head restraint adjustment ............. 8
Driving hints................................ 102 Exterior lighting ...................... 12, 87 Head restraints ............................ 33
Exterior mirrors............................. 29 Heated ......................................... 29
E Heated rear window ..................... 32
Electric adjustment ...................... 29 F Heating ........................................ 36
Electrical parking brake................ 68 First aid kit ................................... 56 High beam ............................. 71, 88
Electrical parking brake fault........ 68 Folding ......................................... 29 High voltage devices and wiring 147
Electrical requirements............... 131 Front airbag system ..................... 41 Hold mode.................................... 69
Electrical system......................... 147 Front seats.................................... 34 Horn ....................................... 13, 59
Electrical system overload ......... 147 Fuel............................................. 132
Electric drive unit.................. 16, 111 Fuel consumption - CO2- I
Electric mode.............................. 107 Emissions ............................... 134 Identification plate ..................... 176
Electric vehicle operation Fuel for petrol engines ............... 132 Immobiliser ............................ 28, 70
modes............................... 17, 107 Fuel gauge ................................... 63 Indicators...................................... 62
Electronic Stability Control.......... 117 Fuses ......................................... 147 Information displays...................... 71
Electronic Stability Control and Instrument cluster display............. 73
Traction Control system............ 69 Instrument panel fuse box ......... 151

Instrument panel illumination M Power outlets ............................... 61

control ...................................... 90 Maintenance modes................... 109 Power windows ............................ 30
Instrument panel overview ........... 10 Malfunction indicator light ............ 67 Programmed charging override. . 127
Instrument panel storage.............. 51 Manual anti-dazzle ...................... 30
Interior care ............................... 172 Mirror adjustment ........................... 8
Interior lighting.............................. 90 Misted light covers ....................... 90 Radio Frequency Identification
Interior mirrors.............................. 30 Mountain mode............................. 69 (RFID)..................................... 186
Introduction .................................... 3 My Ampera helpline.................... 184 Radio remote control ................... 20
ISOFIX child restraint systems .... 50 Reading lights .............................. 90
N Rear fog light ....................... 71, 146
J New vehicle running-in .............. 103 Rear fog lights ............................. 89
Jump starting ............................. 166 Number plate light ..................... 146 Rear storage................................. 55
Rear view camera ...................... 122
K O Recommended fluids and
Keys ............................................. 19 Odometer ..................................... 62 lubricants ........................ 174, 178
Keys, locks................................... 19 Oil, engine.......................... 174, 178 Refuelling ................................... 133
Knee airbag system...................... 43 Open&Start system ..................... 22 Regenerative braking................. 115
Operation............................ 107, 111 Retained power off..................... 104
Lashing eyes ............................... 55 P Reversing light ........................... 145
Lifting the vehicle........................ 136 Reversing lights ........................... 89
Parking ................................ 18, 106
Lighting features........................... 91 Ride control systems.................. 116
Parking brake ............................ 113
Light switch .................................. 87 Parking lights ............................... 89 S
Load compartment ................ 25, 53 Passenger compartment Seat adjustment ....................... 7, 35
Load compartment cover ............. 55 preconditioning.......................... 20 Seat belt ........................................ 8
Load compartment fuse box ...... 154 Pedestrian safety alert............ 14, 59 Seat belt reminder ....................... 66
Loading information ..................... 56 Performance .............................. 181 Seat belts ..................................... 38
Low fuel ....................................... 70 Performing work ........................ 137 Seat position ................................ 34
Pollen filter ................................. 101 Service ............................... 101, 173
Power button.............................. 103 Service display ............................ 64

Service information .................... 173 Turn and lane-change signals ..... 89 Vehicle tools............................... 155
Service network.......................... 184 Turn signal ................................... 66 Vehicle unlocking ........................... 6
Service Parts identification label 177 Tyre and loading information Vehicle weight ........................... 181
Side airbag system ...................... 42 label......................................... 156
Side turn signal lights ................ 145 Tyre chains ................................ 161 W
Speedometer ............................... 62 Tyre designations ...................... 155 Warning lights............................... 62
Sport mode .................................. 69 Tyre pressure ............................ 156 Warning triangle .......................... 56
Starting and operating................ 103 Tyre pressure monitoring Washer and wiper systems ......... 14
Starting and stopping the system............................... 70, 156 Washer fluid ............................... 141
vehicle..................................... 105 Tyre pressures ........................... 183 Wheels and tyres ....................... 155
Starting off ................................... 16 Tyre repair kit ............................. 161 Windows....................................... 30
Steering wheel adjustment ...... 9, 58 Tyres .......................................... 155 Windscreen wiper/washer ........... 59
Steering wheel controls ............... 58 Winter tyres ............................... 155
Storage compartments................. 51 U Wiper blade replacement .......... 144
Sun visors .................................... 32 Ultrasonic parking assist............. 120
Symbols ......................................... 4 Upholstery.................................. 172
Using this manual .......................... 3
Tail lights ................................... 145 V
Three-point seat belt .................... 39 Vehicle checks............................ 137
Tools .......................................... 155 Vehicle data................................ 178
Top-tether fastening eyes ............ 50 Vehicle data recording and
Total vehicle range....................... 64 privacy..................................... 185
Towing................................ 135, 169 Vehicle dimensions .................... 182
Towing another vehicle ............. 170 Vehicle Identification Number .... 176
Towing the vehicle ..................... 169 Vehicle messages ....................... 82
Traction Control system ............. 116 Vehicle personalisation ............... 82
Traction Control system off........... 69 Vehicle ready................................ 70
Tread depth ............................... 160 Vehicle security............................ 26
Trip odometer .............................. 62 Vehicle specific data ...................... 3
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KTA-2724/2-VX-en TS 1710-C-12 February 2012