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Owner’s Manual Model Year 2014.5 Edition: January 2014 KTA-2685/9-VX-en
VAUXHALL Astra
Owner’s Manual
Model Year 2014.5
Edition: January 2014
KTA-2685/9-VX-en
Page: 1
Introduction .................................... 2
In brief ............................................ 6
Keys, doors and windows ............ 21
Seats, restraints ........................... 38
Storage ........................................ 60
Instruments and controls ........... 100
Lighting ...................................... 138
Climate control ........................... 151
Driving and operating ................. 160
Vehicle care ............................... 221
Service and maintenance .......... 281
Technical data ........................... 284
Customer information ................ 317
Index .......................................... 322
Contents
Page: 2
2 Introduction
Introduction
Page: 3
Introduction 3
Vehicle specific data
Please enter your vehicle's data on
the previous page to keep it easily
accessible. This information is
available in the sections "Service and
maintenance" and "Technical data"
as well as on the identification plate.
Introduction
Your vehicle is a designed
combination of advanced technology,
safety, environmental friendliness
and economy.
This Owner's Manual provides you
with all the necessary information to
enable you to drive your vehicle
safely and efficiently.
Make sure your passengers are
aware of the possible risk of accident
and injury which may result from
improper use of the vehicle.
You must always comply with the
specific laws and regulations of the
country that you are in. These laws
may differ from the information in this
Owner's Manual.
When this Owner's Manual refers to a
workshop visit, we recommend your
Vauxhall Authorised Repairer. For
gas vehicles, we recommend a
Vauxhall Authorised Repairer
licensed to service gas vehicles.
All Vauxhall Authorised Repairers
provide first-class service at
reasonable prices. Experienced
mechanics trained by Vauxhall work
according to specific Vauxhall
instructions.
The customer literature pack should
always be kept ready to hand in the
vehicle.
Using this manual
■ This manual describes all options
and features available for this
model. Certain descriptions,
including those for display and
menu functions, may not apply to
your vehicle due to model variant,
country specifications, special
equipment or accessories.
■ The "In brief" section will give you
an initial overview.
■ The table of contents at the
beginning of this manual and within
each section shows where the
information is located.
■ The index will enable you to search
for specific information.
■ This Owner's Manual depicts left-
hand drive vehicles. Operation is
similar for right-hand drive vehicles.
■ The Owner's Manual uses the
factory engine designations. The
corresponding sales designations
can be found in the section
"Technical data".
■ Directional data, e.g. left or right, or
front or back, always relate to the
direction of travel.
■ The vehicle display screens may
not support your specific language.
■ Display messages and interior
labelling are written in bold letters.
Page: 4
4 Introduction
Danger, Warnings and
Cautions
9 Danger
Text marked 9 Danger provides
information on risk of fatal injury.
Disregarding this information may
endanger life.
9 Warning
Text marked 9 Warning provides
information on risk of accident or
injury. Disregarding this
information may lead to injury.
Caution
Text marked Caution provides
information on possible damage to
the vehicle. Disregarding this
information may lead to vehicle
damage.
Symbols
Page references are indicated with 3.
3 means "see page".
Thank you for choosing a Vauxhall.
We wish you many hours of
pleasurable driving.
Your Vauxhall Team
Page: 5
Introduction 5
Page: 6
6 In brief
In brief
Initial drive information
Vehicle unlocking
Press button c to unlock the doors
and load compartment. Open the
doors by pulling the handles.
5-door hatchback, Sports tourer
To open the tailgate, push the
touchpad switch below the brand
emblem.
Page: 7
In brief 7
3-door hatchback
To open the tailgate, push the brand
emblem at the bottom half.
Press button x on remote control to
unlock and open the tailgate. The
doors remain locked.
4-door saloon
Press button x on the remote
control for at least 2 seconds; the boot
lid opens slightly.
Radio remote control 3 22, Central
locking system 3 23, Load
compartment 3 26.
Seat adjustment
Seat positioning
Pull handle, slide seat, release
handle.
Seat position 3 40, Seat adjustment
3 40.
9 Danger
Do not sit nearer than 25 cm from
the steering wheel, to permit safe
airbag deployment.
Page: 8
8 In brief
Seat backrests
Pull lever, adjust inclination and
release lever. Allow the seat to
engage audibly.
Seat position 3 40, Seat adjustment
3 40, Seat folding 3 43.
Seat height
Lever pumping motion
up = seat higher
down = seat lower
Seat position 3 40, Seat adjustment
3 40.
Seat inclination
Lever pumping motion
up = front end higher
down = front end lower
Seat position 3 40, Seat adjustment
3 40.
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In brief 9
Power seat adjustment
Operate switch 1:
forwards/
backwards
= length adjustment
upwards/
downwards
= height adjustment
upwards/
downwards
at front
= inclination
adjustment
Operate switch 2:
forwards/
backwards at
the top
= backrest
adjustment
Power seat adjustment 3 44, Seat
folding 3 43.
Head restraint adjustment
Press release button, adjust height,
engage.
Head restraints 3 38.
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10 In brief
Seat belt
Pull out the seat belt and engage in
belt buckle. The seat belt must not be
twisted and must fit close against the
body. The backrest must not be tilted
back too far (maximum approx. 25 °).
To release belt, press red button on
belt buckle.
Seat position 3 40, Seat belts
3 47, Airbag system 3 50.
Mirror adjustment
Interior mirror
To reduce dazzle, adjust the lever on
the underside of the mirror housing.
Interior mirror 3 32, Automatic anti-
dazzle interior mirror 3 33.
Exterior mirrors
Select the relevant exterior mirror and
adjust it.
Convex exterior mirrors 3 31,
Electric adjustment 3 31, Folding
exterior mirrors 3 31, Heated
exterior mirrors 3 32.
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In brief 11
Steering wheel adjustment
Unlock the lever, adjust the steering
wheel, then engage the lever and
ensure it is fully locked.
Do not adjust the steering wheel
unless the vehicle is stationary and
the steering wheel lock has been
released.
Airbag system 3 50, Ignition
positions 3 161.
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In brief 13
1 Power windows ..................... 33
2 Exterior mirrors ..................... 31
3 Cruise control ..................... 179
Speed limiter ....................... 181
Adaptive cruise control ....... 182
Forward collision alert ......... 189
4 Side air vents ...................... 158
5 Windscreen wiper,
windscreen washer
system, headlight washer
system, rear wiper, rear
washer system .................... 102
6 Instruments ........................ 108
7 Steering wheel controls ..... 100
8 Driver Information Centre .... 119
9 Turn and lane-change
signals, headlight flash,
low beam and high beam,
high beam assist ................. 145
Exit lighting ......................... 149
Parking lights ...................... 146
Buttons for Driver
Information Centre .............. 119
10 Sport mode ........................ 177
Central locking system .......... 23
Hazard warning flashers .... 145
Fuel selector ....................... 109
Control indicator for airbag
deactivation ........................ 113
Control indicator for front
passenger seat belt ........... 113
Tour mode .......................... 177
11 Info-Display ........................ 124
12 Anti-theft alarm system
status LED ........................... 29
13 Centre air vents .................. 158
14 Glovebox .............................. 60
15 Sport mode ........................ 177
Tour mode .......................... 177
Traction Control system ..... 174
Electronic Stability Control . 175
Parking assist ..................... 195
Lane departure warning ..... 207
Eco button for stop-start
system ................................. 163
16 Climate control system ........ 151
17 AUX input, USB input .......... 12
18 Power outlet ........................ 106
19 Selector lever, manual
transmission ....................... 171
Automatic transmission ...... 167
20 Electric parking brake ......... 172
21 Ignition switch with
steering wheel lock ............ 161
22 Horn ................................... 101
Driver airbag ........................ 50
23 Bonnet release lever .......... 223
24 Storage compartment,
fuse box ............................. 252
25 Steering wheel adjustment 100
26 Light switch ........................ 138
Headlight range
adjustment ......................... 140
Front fog lights ................... 145
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14 In brief
Rear fog light ...................... 146
Instrument illumination ....... 147
Exterior lighting
Turn light switch:
7 = lights off
8 = sidelights
9 = low beam
Automatic light control
AUTO = automatic light control:
exterior lighting is switched
on and off automatically
m = activation or deactivation
of the automatic light
control
8 = sidelights
9 = low beam
Fog lights
Press light switch:
> = front fog lights
r = rear fog light
Lighting 3 138.
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In brief 15
Headlight flash, high beam and
low beam
headlight flash = pull lever
high beam = push lever
low beam = push or pull lever
Automatic light control 3 139, High
beam 3 139, Headlight flash 3 140,
Adaptive forward lighting 3 141.
Turn and lane-change signals
lever up = right turn signal
lever down = left turn signal
Turn and lane-change signals
3 145, Parking lights 3 146.
Hazard warning flashers
Operated with the ¨ button.
Hazard warning flashers 3 145.
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16 In brief
Horn
Press j.
Washer and wiper systems
Windscreen wiper
2 = fast
1 = slow
P = interval wiping or automatic
wiping with rain sensor
§ = off
For a single wipe when the
windscreen wiper is off, press the
lever down.
Windscreen wiper 3 102, Wiper
blade replacement 3 228.
Windscreen and headlight
washer
Pull lever.
Windscreen and headlight washer
system 3 102, Washer fluid 3 226.
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In brief 17
Rear window wiper
Press the rocker switch to activate the
rear window wiper:
upper
switch
= continuous
operation
lower switch = intermittent
operation
middle posi‐
tion
= off
Rear window washer
Push lever.
Washer fluid is sprayed on the rear
window and the wiper wipes a few
times.
Rear window wiper/washer 3 104.
Climate control
Heated rear window, heated
exterior mirrors
The heating is operated by pressing
the Ü button.
Heated rear window 3 35.
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18 In brief
Demisting and defrosting the
windows
Press button V.
Set the temperature control to the
highest level.
Cooling n on.
Heated rear window Ü on.
Climate control system 3 151.
Transmission
Manual transmission
Reverse: with the vehicle stationary,
wait 3 seconds after depressing
clutch pedal and then press the
release button on the selector lever
and engage the gear.
If the gear does not engage, set the
lever to neutral, release the clutch
pedal and depress again; then repeat
gear selection.
Manual transmission 3 171.
Automatic transmission
P = park
R = reverse
N = neutral
D = drive
Manual mode: move selector lever
from D to the left.
< = higher gear
] = lower gear
The selector lever can only be moved
out of P when the ignition is on and
the brake pedal is applied. To engage
P or R, press the release button.
Automatic transmission 3 167.
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In brief 19
Starting off
Check before starting off
■ Tyre pressure and condition 3 257,
3 306.
■ Engine oil level and fluid levels
3 223.
■ All windows, mirrors, exterior
lighting and number plates are free
from dirt, snow and ice and are
operational.
■ Proper position of mirrors, seats,
and seat belts 3 31, 3 40,
3 48.
■ Brake function at low speed,
particularly if the brakes are wet.
Starting the engine
■ Turn key to position 1
■ move the steering wheel slightly to
release the steering wheel lock
■ operate clutch and brake
■ automatic transmission in P or N
■ do not operate accelerator pedal
■ diesel engines: turn the key to
position 2 for preheating and wait
until control indicator !
extinguishes
■ turn key to position 3 and release
Starting the engine 3 161.
Stop-start system
If the vehicle is at a low speed or at a
standstill and certain conditions are
fulfilled, activate an Autostop as
follows:
■ Depress the clutch pedal
■ set the lever in neutral
■ release the clutch pedal
An Autostop is indicated by the
needle at the AUTOSTOP position in
the tachometer.
To restart the engine, depress the
clutch pedal again.
Stop-start system 3 163.
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20 In brief
Parking
■ Always apply the parking brake.
Activate the manual parking brake
without pressing the release button.
Apply as firmly as possible on a
downhill slope or uphill slope.
Depress foot brake at the same
time to reduce operating force.
For vehicles with electric parking
brake, pull switch m for approx.
one second.
■ Switch off the engine. Turn the
ignition key to position 0 and
remove it. Turn the steering wheel
until the steering wheel lock is felt
to engage.
For vehicles with automatic
transmission, the key can only be
removed when the selector lever is
in the P position.
■ If the vehicle is on a level surface or
uphill slope, engage first gear or set
the selector lever to P before
switching off the ignition. On an
uphill slope, turn the front wheels
away from the kerb.
If the vehicle is on a downhill slope,
engage reverse gear or set the
selector lever to P before switching
off the ignition. Turn the front
wheels towards the kerb.
■ Lock the vehicle with button e on
the radio remote control.
Activate the anti-theft alarm system
3 29.
■ Do not park the vehicle on an easily
ignitable surface. The high
temperature of the exhaust system
could ignite the surface.
■ Close the windows and the sunroof.
■ The engine cooling fans may run
after the engine has been switched
off 3 222.
■ After running at high engine speeds
or with high engine loads, operate
the engine briefly at a low load or
run in neutral for
approx. 30 seconds before
switching off, in order to protect the
turbocharger.
Keys, locks 3 21, Laying the vehicle
up for a long period of time 3 221.
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Keys, doors and windows 21
Keys, doors and
windows
Keys, locks ................................... 21
Doors ........................................... 26
Vehicle security ............................ 28
Exterior mirrors ............................ 31
Interior mirrors ............................. 32
Windows ...................................... 33
Roof ............................................. 36
Keys, locks
Keys
Replacement keys
The key number is specified in the
Car Pass or on a detachable tag.
The key number must be quoted
when ordering replacement keys as it
is a component of the immobiliser
system.
Locks 3 277.
The code number of the key adapter
for the locking wheel nuts is specified
on a card. It must be quoted when
ordering a replacement key adapter.
Wheel changing 3 265.
Lock cylinders
Designed to free-wheel if they are
forcefully rotated without the correct
key or if the correct key is not fully
inserted. To reset, turn cylinder with
the correct key until its slot is vertical,
remove key and then re-insert it. If the
cylinder still free-wheels, turn the key
through 180° and repeat operation.
Key with foldaway key section
Press button to extend. To fold the
key, first press the button.
Car Pass
The Car Pass contains security
related vehicle data and should
therefore be kept in a safe place.
When the vehicle is taken to a
workshop, this vehicle data is needed
in order to perform certain operations.
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22 Keys, doors and windows
Radio remote control
Used to operate:
■ Central locking system
■ Anti-theft locking system
■ Anti-theft alarm system
■ Power windows
■ Sunroof
The radio remote control has a range
of approx. 20 metres. It can be
restricted by external influences. The
hazard warning flashers confirm
operation.
Handle with care, protect from
moisture and high temperatures and
avoid unnecessary operation.
Fault
If the central locking system cannot
be operated with the radio remote
control, it may be due to the following:
■ Range exceeded
■ Battery voltage too low
■ Frequent, repeated operation of the
radio remote control while not in
range, which will require re-
synchronisation
■ Overload of the central locking
system by operating at frequent
intervals, the power supply is
interrupted for a short time
■ Interference from higher-power
radio waves from other sources
Unlocking 3 23.
Basic settings
Some settings can be changed in the
menu Settings in the Info-Display.
Vehicle personalisation 3 132.
Radio remote control battery
replacement
Replace the battery as soon as the
range reduces.
Batteries do not belong in household
waste. They must be disposed of at
an appropriate recycling collection
point.
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Keys, doors and windows 23
Key with foldaway key section
Extend the key and open the unit.
Replace the battery (battery type
CR 2032), paying attention to the
installation position. Close the unit
and synchronise.
Radio remote control
synchronisation
After replacing the battery, unlock the
door with the key in the driver's door
lock. The radio remote control is
synchronised by switching on the
ignition.
Memorised settings
Whenever the key is removed from
the ignition switch, the following
settings are automatically memorised
by the key:
■ Lighting
■ Infotainment system
■ Central locking system
■ Sport mode settings
■ Comfort settings
The saved settings are automatically
used the next time the memorised key
is inserted into the ignition switch and
turned to position 1 3 161.
A precondition is that Personalization
by driver is activated in the personal
settings of the Graphic-Info-Display.
This must be set for each key used.
On vehicles equipped with
Colour-Info-Display, the
personalisation is permanently
activated.
Vehicle personalisation 3 132.
Central locking system
Unlocks and locks doors, load
compartment and fuel filler flap.
A pull on an interior door handle
unlocks the respective door. Pulling
the handle once more opens the door.
Note
In the event of an accident in which
airbags or belt pretensioners are
deployed, the vehicle is
automatically unlocked.
Note
A short time after unlocking with the
remote control the doors are locked
automatically if no door has been
opened.
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24 Keys, doors and windows
Unlocking
Press button c.
Two settings are selectable:
■ To unlock only the driver's door,
load compartment and fuel filler
flap, press button c once. To unlock
all doors, press button c twice
or
■ press button c once to unlock all
doors, load compartment and fuel
filler flap
The setting can be changed in the
menu Settings in the Info-Display.
Vehicle personalisation 3 132.
The setting can be saved for the key
being used. Memorised settings
3 23.
Unlocking and opening the tailgate
3 26.
Locking
Close doors, load compartment and
fuel filler flap.
Press button e.
If the driver's door is not closed
properly, the central locking system
will not work.
Central locking buttons
Locks or unlocks all doors, the load
compartment and fuel filler flap from
inside the passenger compartment.
Press the e button to lock.
Press the c button to unlock.
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Keys, doors and windows 25
Fault in radio remote control
system
Unlocking
Manually unlock the driver's door by
turning the key in the lock. Switch on
the ignition and press the central
locking button c to unlock the other
doors, load compartment and fuel
filler flap. By switching on the ignition,
the anti-theft locking system is
deactivated.
Locking
Manually lock the driver's door by
turning the key in the lock.
Fault in central locking system
Unlocking
Manually unlock the driver's door by
turning the key in the lock. The other
doors can be opened by pulling the
interior handle twice. The load
compartment and fuel filler flap
cannot be opened. To deactivate the
anti-theft locking system, switch on
the ignition 3 29.
Locking
Push inside locking knob of all doors
except driver's door. Then close the
driver's door and lock it from the
outside with the key. The fuel filler flap
and tailgate cannot be locked.
Automatic locking
This security feature can be
configured to automatically lock all
doors, load compartment and fuel
filler flap as soon as a certain speed
is exceeded.
Additionally it is configurable to
unlock the driver's door or all doors
after the ignition is switched off and
the ignition key is removed (manual
transmission) or the selector lever is
moved to P position (automatic
transmission).
Settings can be changed in the menu
Settings in the Info-Display. Vehicle
personalisation 3 132.
The settings can be saved for the key
being used 3 23.
Child locks
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26 Keys, doors and windows
9 Warning
Use the child locks whenever
children are occupying the rear
seats.
Using a key or suitable screwdriver,
turn the child lock in the rear door to
the horizontal position. The door
cannot be opened from the inside.
To deactivate, turn the child lock to
the vertical position.
Doors
Load compartment
Tailgate
Opening
5-door hatchback
After unlocking, push the touchpad
switch below the brand emblem and
open the tailgate.
3-door hatchback
Press button x on radio remote
control or push the brand emblem at
the bottom half to unlock and open the
tailgate.
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Keys, doors and windows 27
Pressing button x opens the
tailgate even if the doors are locked.
Sports tourer
After unlocking, push the touchpad
switch under the tailgate moulding
and open the tailgate.
Central locking system 3 23.
4-door saloon
To unlock the boot lid, press button
x on the remote control for at least
2 seconds, or, to open from the inside,
press button x in the centre
console; the boot lid is opened
slightly.
With the doors centrally locked, the
boot lid cannot be opened with button
x in the centre console.
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28 Keys, doors and windows
Closing
Use one of the interior handles.
Do not push the touchpad switch or
the emblem whilst closing as this will
unlock the tailgate again.
Central locking system 3 23.
General hints for operating
tailgate
9 Danger
Do not drive with the tailgate open
or ajar, e.g. when transporting
bulky objects, since toxic exhaust
gases, which cannot be seen or
smelled, could enter the vehicle.
This can cause unconsciousness
and even death.
Caution
Before opening the tailgate check
overhead obstructions, such as a
garage door, to avoid damage to
the tailgate. Always check the
moving area above and behind the
tailgate.
Note
The installation of certain heavy
accessories onto the tailgate may
affect its ability to remain open.
Vehicle security
Anti-theft locking system
9 Warning
Do not use the system if there are
people in the vehicle! The doors
cannot be unlocked from the
inside.
The system deadlocks all the doors.
All doors must be closed otherwise
the system cannot be activated.
If the ignition was on, the driver's door
must be opened and closed once so
that the vehicle can be secured.
Unlocking the vehicle disables the
mechanical anti-theft locking system.
This is not possible with the central
locking button.
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Keys, doors and windows 29
Activating
Press e on the radio remote control
twice within 15 seconds.
Anti-theft alarm system
The anti-theft alarm system is
combined with the central locking
system.
It monitors:
■ Doors, tailgate, bonnet
■ Passenger compartment including
adjoining load compartment
■ Vehicle inclination, e.g. if it is raised
■ Ignition
Activation
■ Self-activated 30 seconds after
locking the vehicle (initialisation of
the system)
■ Directly by pressing e on the radio
remote control once more after
locking
Note
Changes to the vehicle interior such
as the use of seat covers, and open
windows or sunroof, could impair the
function of passenger compartment
monitoring.
Activation without monitoring of
passenger compartment and
vehicle inclination
Switch off the monitoring of
passenger compartment and vehicle
inclination when animals are being
left in the vehicle, because of high
volume ultrasonic signals or
movements triggering the alarm. Also
switch off when the vehicle is on a
ferry or train.
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30 Keys, doors and windows
1. Close tailgate, bonnet, windows
and sunroof.
2. Press button o. LED in the
button o illuminates for a
maximum of 10 minutes.
3. Close doors.
4. Activate the anti-theft alarm
system.
Status message is displayed in the
Driver Information Centre.
Status LED
Status LED is integrated in the sensor
on top of the instrument panel.
Status during the first 30 seconds of
anti-theft alarm system activation:
LED illu‐
minates
= test, arming delay.
LED
flashes
quickly
= doors, tailgate or
bonnet not completely
closed, or system fault.
Status after system is armed:
LED flashes
slowly
= system is armed.
Seek the assistance of a workshop in
the event of faults.
Deactivation
Unlocking the vehicle deactivates the
anti-theft alarm system.
Alarm
When triggered, the alarm sounds via
a separate battery-backed power
sounder, and the hazard warning
lights flash simultaneously. The
number and duration of alarm signals
are stipulated by legislation.
The alarm can be silenced by
pressing any button on the radio
remote control or by switching on the
ignition.
The anti-theft alarm system can be
deactivated only by pressing button
c or by switching on the ignition.
A triggered alarm, which has not been
interrupted by the driver, will be
indicated by the hazard warning
lights. They will flash quickly three
times the next time the vehicle is
unlocked with the radio remote
control. Additionally a warning
message or a warning code is
displayed in the Driver Information
Centre after switching on the ignition.
Vehicle messages 3 126.
If the vehicle's battery is to be
disconnected (e.g. for maintenance
work), the alarm siren must be
deactivated as follows: switch the
ignition on then off, then disconnect
the vehicle's battery within
15 seconds.
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Keys, doors and windows 31
Immobiliser
The system is part of the ignition
switch and checks whether the
vehicle is allowed to be started with
the key being used.
The immobiliser is activated
automatically after the key has been
removed from the ignition switch.
If the control indicator d flashes when
the ignition is on, there is a fault in the
system; the engine cannot be started.
Switch off the ignition and repeat the
start attempt.
If the control indicator continues
flashing, attempt to start the engine
using the spare key and seek the
assistance of a workshop.
Note
The immobiliser does not lock the
doors. You should always lock the
vehicle after leaving it and switch on
the anti-theft alarm system 3 23,
3 29.
Control indicator d 3 118.
Exterior mirrors
Convex shape
The convex exterior mirror contains
an aspherical area and reduces blind
spots. The shape of the mirror makes
objects appear smaller, which will
affect the ability to estimate
distances.
Electric adjustment
Select the relevant exterior mirror by
turning the control to left (L) or right
(R). Then swivel the control to adjust
the mirror.
In position 0 no mirror is selected.
Folding mirrors
For pedestrian safety, the exterior
mirrors will swing out of their normal
mounting position if they are struck
with sufficient force. Reposition the
mirror by applying slight pressure to
the mirror housing.
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32 Keys, doors and windows
Electric folding
Turn control to 0, then push the
control down. Both exterior mirrors
will fold.
Push the control down again - both
exterior mirrors return to their original
position.
If an electrically folded mirror is
manually extended, pressing down
the control will only electrically extend
the other mirror.
Heated mirrors
Operated by pressing the Ü button.
Heating works with the engine
running and is switched off
automatically after a short time.
Interior mirrors
Manual anti-dazzle
To reduce dazzle, adjust the lever on
the underside of the mirror housing.
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Keys, doors and windows 33
Automatic anti-dazzle
Dazzle from following vehicles at
night is automatically reduced.
Windows
Windscreen
Heat-reflecting windscreen
The heat-reflecting windscreen has a
coating which reflects solar radiation.
Also data signals, e.g. from toll
stations, might be reflected.
The marked areas on the windscreen
are not covered with the coating.
Devices for electronic data recording
and fee payment must be attached in
these areas. Otherwise data
recording malfunctions may occur.
Windscreen stickers
Do not attach stickers such as toll
road stickers or similar on the
windscreen in the area of the interior
mirror. Otherwise the detection zone
of the sensor and the view area of the
camera in the mirror housing could be
restricted.
Manual windows
The door windows can be opened or
closed with the window winders.
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.
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34 Keys, doors and windows
Keep a close watch on the
windows when closing them.
Ensure that nothing becomes
trapped in them as they move.
Switch on ignition to operate power
windows. Retained power off 3 161.
Operate the switch for the respective
window by pushing to open or pulling
to close.
Pushing or pulling gently to the first
detent: window moves up or down as
long as the switch is operated.
Pushing or pulling firmly to the second
detent and then releasing: window
moves up or down automatically with
safety function enabled. To stop
movement, operate the switch once
more in the same direction.
Safety function
If the window glass encounters
resistance above the middle of the
window during automatic closing, it is
immediately stopped and opened
again.
Override safety function
In the event of closing difficulties due
to frost or the like, switch on the
ignition, then pull the switch to the first
detent and hold. The window moves
up without safety function enabled.
To stop movement, release the
switch.
Child safety system for rear
windows
Press switch z to deactivate rear
door power windows; the LED
illuminates. To activate, press z
again.
Operating windows from outside
The windows can be operated
remotely from outside the vehicle.
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Press and hold c button to open
windows.
Press and hold e button to close
windows.
Release button to stop window
movement.
If the windows are fully opened or
closed, the hazard warning lights will
flash twice.
Overload
If the windows are repeatedly
operated within short intervals, the
window operation is disabled for
some time.
Initialising the power windows
If the windows cannot be closed
automatically (e.g. after
disconnecting the vehicle battery), a
warning message or a warning code
is displayed in the Driver Information
Centre.
Vehicle messages 3 126.
Activate the window electronics as
follows:
1. Close doors.
2. Switch on ignition.
3. Pull switch until the window is
closed and keep pulling for
additional 2 seconds.
4. Repeat for each window.
Heated rear window
Operated by pressing the Ü button.
Heating works with the engine
running and is switched off
automatically after a short time.
Sun visors
The sun visors can be folded down or
swivelled to the side to prevent
dazzling.
If the sun visors have integral mirrors,
the mirror covers should be closed
when driving.
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36 Keys, doors and windows
A ticket holder is located on the
backside of the sun visor.
Roof
Sunroof
9 Warning
Take care when operating the
sunroof. Risk of injury, particularly
to children.
Keep a close watch on the
movable parts when operating
them. Ensure that nothing
becomes trapped in them as they
move.
Switch on ignition to operate the
sunroof.
Open or close
Press p or r gently to the first
detent: sunroof is opened or closed
with safety function enabled as long
as the switch is operated.
Press p or r firmly to the second
detent and then release: the sunroof
is opened or closed automatically
with safety function enabled. To stop
movement, operate the switch once
more.
Raise or close
Press q or r: sunroof is raised or
closed automatically with safety
function enabled.
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If the sunroof is raised, it can be
opened in one step by pressing p.
Sunblind
The sunblind is manually operated.
Close or open the sunblind by sliding.
When the sunroof is open, the
sunblind is always open.
General hints
Safety function
If the sunroof encounters resistance
during automatic closing, it is
immediately stopped and opened
again.
Override safety function
In the event of closing difficulties,
e.g. due to frost, hold the switch r
pressed to the second detent. The
sunroof closes with safety function
disabled. To stop movement, release
the switch.
Closing sunroof from outside
The sunroof can be closed remotely
from outside the vehicle.
Press and hold e button to close the
sunroof.
Release the button to stop the
movement.
Initialising after a power failure
After a power failure, it may only be
possible to operate the sunroof to a
limited extent. Have the system
initialised by your workshop.
Glass panel
Panorama roof
Turn the handle and move the roof
cover to a suitable position.
The roof cover engages in position
after releasing the handle.
Note
Close the sun visors before sliding
the roof lining.
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38 Seats, restraints
Seats, restraints
Head restraints ............................ 38
Front seats ................................... 40
Rear seats ................................... 47
Seat belts ..................................... 47
Airbag system .............................. 50
Child restraints ............................. 54
Head restraints
Position
9 Warning
Only drive with the head restraint
set to the proper position.
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.
Adjustment
Head restraints on front seats
Height adjustment
Press release button, adjust height,
engage.
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Horizontal adjustment
To adjust horizontally, pull the head
restraint forwards. It engages in
several positions.
To return to its rearmost position, pull
fully forwards and release.
Head restraints on rear seats
Height adjustment
Pull the head restraint upwards or
press the catch to release and push
the head restraint downwards.
Removal
Press both catches, pull the head
restraint upwards and remove.
Active head restraints
In the event of a rear-end impact, the
front parts of the active head
restraints are moved slightly
forwards. Thus the head is supported
so that the risk of whiplash injury is
reduced.
Note
Approved accessories may only be
attached if the seat is not in use.
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40 Seats, restraints
Front seats
Seat position
9 Warning
Only drive with the seat correctly
adjusted.
■ Sit with buttocks as far back against
the backrest as possible. Adjust the
distance between the seat and the
pedals so that legs are slightly
angled when pressing the pedals.
Slide the front passenger seat as
far back as possible.
■ Sit with shoulders as far back
against the backrest as possible.
Set the backrest rake so that it is
possible to easily reach the
steering wheel with arms slightly
bent. Maintain contact between
shoulders and the backrest when
turning the steering wheel. Do not
angle the backrest too far back. We
recommend a maximum rake of
approx. 25°.
■ Adjust the steering wheel 3 100.
■ Set seat height high enough to
have a clear field of vision on all
sides and of all display instruments.
There should be at least one hand
of clearance between head and the
roof frame. Your thighs should rest
lightly on the seat without pressing
into it.
■ Adjust the head restraint 3 38.
■ Adjust the height of the seat belt
3 48.
■ Adjust the thigh support so that
there is a space approx. two fingers
wide between the edge of the seat
and the hollow of the knee.
■ Adjust the lumbar support so that it
supports the natural shape of the
spine.
Seat adjustment
9 Danger
Do not sit nearer than 25 cm from
the steering wheel, to permit safe
airbag deployment.
9 Warning
Never adjust seats while driving as
they could move uncontrollably.
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9 Warning
Never store any subjects under
the seats.
Drive only with engaged seats and
backrests.
Seat positioning
Pull handle, slide seat, release
handle.
Seat backrests
Pull lever, adjust inclination and
release lever. Allow the backrest to
engage audibly.
Seat height
Lever pumping motion
up = seat higher
down = seat lower
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42 Seats, restraints
Seat inclination
Lever pumping motion
up = front end higher
down = front end lower
Lumbar support
Adjust lumbar support using the four-
way switch to suit personal
requirements.
Moving support up and down: push
switch up or down.
Increasing and decreasing support:
push switch forwards or backwards.
Adjustable thigh support
Pull the lever and slide the thigh
support.
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Side bolster, VXR version
Adjust seat width and backrest width
using the switches to suit personal
requirements.
Operate front rocker switch to change
seat width.
Operate rear rocker switch to change
backrest width.
Seat folding
Caution
When seat height is in highest
position, push head restraints
down and lift up sun visors before
folding backrest forwards.
Seat folding on manual
operated seats
Lift release lever and fold backrest
forwards. Slide seat forwards.
To restore, slide the seat backwards.
Move the backrest against the
resistance to the upright position and
engage.
The memory function allows the seat
to engage in its original position.
Do not operate backrest inclination
lever while backrest is tilted forward.
Vehicles with panorama roof: to tilt
backrest forward, push head
restraints down and lift up sun visors.
The illustration shows the release
lever on VXR seat.
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44 Seats, restraints
9 Danger
Move the backrest to an upright
position before folding to avoid
injury.
Seat folding on power seats
Lift release lever and fold backrest
forwards. The seat slides
automatically forwards to the stop.
To restore lift backrest to upright
position and engage. The seat slides
automatically backwards to the
original position.
In case the head restraint of the
folded backrest is blocked by the
upper windscreen frame, slightly let
the seat move backwards before
lifting up the backrest 3 44.
Safety function
If the power seat encounters
resistance while sliding forward or
rearward, it is immediately stopped
and moved back.
Overload
If the folding function is electrically
overloaded, the power supply is
automatically cut-off for a short time.
Power seat adjustment
9 Warning
Care must be taken when
operating the power seats. There
is a risk of injury, particularly for
children. Objects could become
trapped.
Keep a close watch on the seats
when adjusting them. Vehicle
passengers should be informed
accordingly.
Seat lengthwise position
Move switch forwards/backwards.
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Seats, restraints 45
Seat height
Move switch upwards/downwards.
Seat inclination
Move front of switch upwards/
downwards.
Seat backrests
Turn switch forwards/backwards.
Lumbar support
Adjust lumbar support using the four-
way switch to suit personal
requirements.
Moving support up and down: push
switch up or down.
Increasing and decreasing support:
push switch forwards or backwards.
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46 Seats, restraints
Adjustable thigh support
Pull the lever and slide the thigh
support.
Overload
If the seat setting is electrically
overloaded, the power supply is
automatically cut-off for a short time.
Armrest
The armrest can be slid forwards by
10 cm. Under the armrest there is a
storage compartment.
Armrest storage 3 62.
Heating
Adjust heating to the desired setting
by pressing the ß button for the
respective seat one or more times.
The control indicator in the button
indicates the setting.
Prolonged use of the highest setting
for people with sensitive skin is not
recommended.
Seat heating is operational when
engine is running and during an
Autostop.
Stop-start system 3 163.
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Seats, restraints 47
Rear seats
Armrest
Fold armrest down. The armrest
contains cupholders and a storage
box.
Seat belts
The seat belts are locked during
heavy acceleration or deceleration of
the vehicle holding the occupants in
the sitting position. Therefore the risk
of injury is considerably reduced.
9 Warning
Fasten seat belt before each trip.
In the event of an accident, people
not wearing seat belts endanger
their fellow occupants and
themselves.
Seat belts are designed to be used by
only one person at a time. Child
restraint system 3 54.
Periodically check all parts of the belt
system for damage, pollution and
proper functionality.
Have damaged components
replaced. After an accident, have the
belts and triggered belt pretensioners
replaced by a workshop.
9 Warning
The openings in the backrests of
the VXR seats are not designed to
mount or carry through any kind of
additional seat belts.
Note
Make sure that the belts are not
damaged by shoes or sharp-edged
objects or trapped. Prevent dirt from
getting into the belt retractors.
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48 Seats, restraints
Seat belt reminder
Front seats are equipped with a seat
belt reminder, indicated for driver seat
as control indicator X in the
tachometer 3 113 and for passenger
seat in the centre console 3 111.
Belt force limiters
On the front seats, stress on the body
is reduced by the gradual release of
the belt during a collision.
Belt pretensioners
In the event of a head-on or rear-end
collision of a certain severity, the front
seat belts are tightened.
9 Warning
Incorrect handling (e.g. removal or
fitting of belts) can trigger the belt
pretensioners.
Deployment of the belt pretensioners
is indicated by continuous illumination
of control indicator v 3 113.
Triggered belt pretensioners must be
replaced by a workshop. Belt
pretensioners can only be triggered
once.
Note
Do not affix or install accessories or
other objects that may interfere with
the operation of the belt
pretensioners. Do not make any
modifications to belt pretensioner
components as this will invalidate
the vehicle type approval.
Three-point seat belt
Fastening
Withdraw the belt from the retractor,
guide it untwisted across the body
and insert the latch plate into the
buckle. Tighten the lap belt regularly
whilst driving by pulling the shoulder
belt.
Loose or bulky clothing prevents the
belt from fitting snugly. Do not place
objects such as handbags or mobile
phones between the belt and your
body.
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9 Warning
The belt must not rest against hard
or fragile objects in the pockets of
your clothing.
Seat belt reminder X 3 113.
Height adjustment
1. Pull belt out slightly.
2. Press button.
3. Adjust height and engage.
Adjust the height so that the belt lies
across the shoulder. It must not lie
across the throat or upper arm.
Do not adjust while driving.
Removing
To release belt, press red button on
belt buckle.
Seat belts on the rear seats
The seat belt for the rear centre seat
can only be withdrawn from the
retractor if the backrest is engaged in
upright position.
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50 Seats, restraints
Using the seat belt while
pregnant
9 Warning
The lap belt must be positioned as
low as possible across the pelvis
to prevent pressure on the
abdomen.
Airbag system
The airbag system consists of a
number of individual systems
depending on the scope of
equipment.
When triggered, the airbags inflate
within milliseconds. They also deflate
so quickly that it is often unnoticeable
during the collision.
9 Warning
If handled improperly the airbag
systems can be triggered in an
explosive manner.
Note
The airbag systems and belt
pretensioner control electronics are
located in the centre console area.
Do not put any magnetic objects in
this area.
Do not affix any objects onto the
airbag covers and do not cover them
with other materials.
Each airbag is triggered only once.
Have deployed airbags replaced by
a workshop. Furthermore, it may be
necessary to have the steering
wheel, the instrument panel, parts of
the panelling, the door seals,
handles and the seats replaced.
Do not make any modifications to
the airbag system as this will
invalidate the vehicle type approval.
When the airbags inflate escaping hot
gases may cause burns.
Control indicator v for airbag systems
3 113.
Front airbag system
The front airbag system consists of
one airbag in the steering wheel and
one in the instrument panel on the
front passenger side. These can be
identified by the word AIRBAG.

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