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Owner’s Manual Model Year 2013 Edition: August 2012 TS 1674-A-13
VAUXHALL Insignia
Owner’s Manual
Model Year 2013
Edition: August 2012
TS 1674-A-13
Page: 1
Introduction .................................... 2
In brief ............................................ 6
Keys, doors and windows ............ 19
Seats, restraints ........................... 40
Storage ........................................ 62
Instruments and controls ............. 78
Lighting ...................................... 117
Climate control ........................... 128
Driving and operating ................. 137
Vehicle care ............................... 191
Service and maintenance .......... 236
Technical data ........................... 239
Customer information ................ 319
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.
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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. To open
the tailgate, pull the button under the
tailgate moulding.
Press button x; only the load
compartment is unlocked and opens.
Radio remote control 3 20, Central
locking system 3 21, Load
compartment 3 25.
Seat adjustment
Seat positioning
Pull handle, slide seat, release
handle.
Seat position 3 42, Seat adjustment
3 42.
9 Danger
Do not sit nearer than 25 cm from
the steering wheel, to permit safe
airbag deployment.
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In brief 7
Seat backrests
Pull lever, adjust inclination and
release lever. Allow the seat to
engage audibly.
Seat position 3 42, Seat adjustment
3 42.
Seat height
Press switch
top = seat higher
bottom = seat lower
Seat position 3 42, Seat adjustment
3 42.
Seat inclination
Lever pumping motion
up = front end higher
down = front end lower
Seat position 3 42, Seat adjustment
3 42.
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8 In brief
Power seat adjustment
Operate switches.
positioning = move switch (1)
forwards/backwards
height = move switch (1)
upwards/downwards
inclination = move switch (1)
upwards/downwards
at front
backrest = turn switch (2)
forwards/backwards
Head restraint adjustment
Press release button, adjust height,
engage.
Head restraints 3 40.
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 42, Seat belts
3 48, Airbag system 3 51.
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In brief 9
Mirror adjustment
Interior mirror
Adjust the lever on the underside to
reduce dazzle.
Interior mirror 3 34, Automatic anti-
dazzle interior mirror 3 34.
Exterior mirrors
Select the relevant exterior mirror and
adjust.
Convex exterior mirrors 3 32,
Electric adjustment 3 32, Folding
exterior mirrors 3 32, Heated
exterior mirrors 3 33.
Steering wheel adjustment
Unlock lever, adjust steering wheel,
then engage lever and ensure it is
fully locked. Do not adjust steering
wheel unless vehicle is stationary and
steering wheel lock has been
released.
Airbag system 3 51, Ignition
positions 3 138.
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10 In brief
Instrument panel overview
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In brief 11
1 Power windows ..................... 35
2 Exterior mirrors ..................... 32
3 Cruise control ..................... 156
Adaptive cruise control ....... 157
Forward collision alert ......... 164
4 Side air vents ...................... 135
5 Turn and lane-change
signals, headlight flash,
low beam and high beam,
high beam assist ................. 122
Exit lighting ......................... 126
Parking lights ...................... 123
Buttons for Driver
Information Centre ................ 97
6 Instruments .......................... 86
7 Steering wheel controls ........ 78
8 Driver Information Centre ...... 97
9 Windscreen wiper,
windscreen washer
system, headlight washer
system, rear wiper, rear
washer system ..................... 80
10 Eco button for stop-start
system ................................. 139
Fuel selector button .............. 87
11 Central locking system .......... 21
Hazard warning flashers .... 122
Control indicator for airbag
deactivation .......................... 92
Control indicator for front
passenger seat belt ............. 91
12 Info-Display ........................ 102
13 Anti-theft alarm system
status LED ........................... 29
14 Sport mode ........................ 153
Tour mode .......................... 153
Traction Control system ..... 152
Electronic Stability Control . 153
Parking assist ..................... 170
Advanced parking aid ........ 170
Lane departure warning ..... 178
Heated steering wheel .......... 79
15 Centre air vents .................. 135
16 Glovebox .............................. 62
Fuse box ............................. 212
17 Multifunction knob ............... 102
18 Climate control system ........ 128
19 Ashtray ................................. 85
20 Selector lever, manual
transmission ....................... 148
Automatic transmission ...... 144
21 Electrical parking brake ...... 150
22 Multifunction unit ................. 102
23 Ignition switch with
steering wheel lock ............ 138
24 Horn ..................................... 79
Driver airbag ........................ 52
25 Bonnet release lever .......... 193
26 Storage compartment .......... 63
27 Steering wheel adjustment . . 78
28 Light switch ........................ 117
Headlight range
adjustment ......................... 119
Front fog lights ................... 123
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12 In brief
Rear fog light ...................... 123
Instrument illumination ....... 124
Exterior lighting
Turn light switch
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
Press light switch
> = front fog lights
r = rear fog light
Lighting 3 117.
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In brief 13
Headlight flash, high beam and
low beam
headlight flash = pull lever
high beam = push lever
low beam = push or pull lever
Automatic light control 3 118, High
beam 3 118, Headlight flash 3 118.
Turn and lane-change signals
lever up = right turn signal
lever down = left turn signal
Turn and lane-change signals
3 122, Parking lights 3 123.
Hazard warning flashers
Operated with the ¨ button.
Hazard warning flashers 3 122.
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14 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 80, Wiper
blade replacement 3 198.
Windscreen and headlight
washer
Pull lever.
Windscreen and headlight washer
system 3 80, Washer fluid 3 196.
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In brief 15
Rear window wiper
Press the rocker switch to activate the
rear window wiper:
upper switch = continuous
operation
lower switch = intermittent
operation
middle
position
= off
Rear window washer
Push lever.
Washer fluid is sprayed on the rear
window and the wiper wipes for a few
strokes.
Rear window wiper/washer 3 82.
Climate control
Heated rear window, heated
exterior mirrors
Heating is operated by pressing the
Ü button.
Heated rear window 3 37.
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16 In brief
Demisting and defrosting the
windows
Press button V.
Set temperature control to warmest
level.
Cooling n on.
Heated rear window Ü on.
Climate control system 3 128.
Transmission
Manual transmission
Reverse: with the vehicle stationary,
depress clutch pedal, 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 3 148.
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 3 144.
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In brief 17
Starting off
Check before starting off
■ Tyre pressure and condition 3 216,
3 274.
■ Engine oil level and fluid levels
3 193.
■ 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 32, 3 42,
3 49.
■ 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 3 138.
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 3 139.
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18 In brief
Parking
■ Always apply the parking brake.
Activate the manual parking brake
without pushing the release button.
Apply as firmly as possible on a
downhill slope or uphill slope.
Depress foot brake at the same
time to reduce operating force.
For vehicles with electrical parking
brake, pull switch m 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 position P.
■ If the vehicle is on a level surface or
uphill slope, engage first gear or set
the selector lever to position 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 position 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 3 192.
■ After running at high engine speeds
or with high engine loads, operate
the engine briefly at a low load or
run in neutral for approx.
30 seconds before switching off, in
order to protect the turbocharger.
Keys, locks 3 19, Laying the vehicle
up for a long period of time 3 191.
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Keys, doors and windows 19
Keys, doors and
windows
Keys, locks ................................... 19
Doors ........................................... 25
Vehicle security ............................ 29
Exterior mirrors ............................ 32
Interior mirrors ............................. 34
Windows ...................................... 34
Roof ............................................. 37
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 3 233.
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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20 Keys, doors and windows
Radio remote control
Used to operate:
■ Central locking system
■ Anti-theft locking system
■ Anti-theft alarm system
■ Load compartment tailgate
■ Power windows
■ Sunroof
The radio remote control has a range
of up to 50 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 21.
Basic settings
Some settings can be changed in the
menu Settings in the Info-Display.
Vehicle personalisation 3 111.
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 21
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.
Memorised settings
Whenever the key is removed from
the ignition switch, the following
settings are automatically memorised
by the key:
■ Electronic climate control
■ 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 3 138.
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.
Also memorised are the adjustments
of the driver's seat and exterior
mirrors, independent of the memory
positions 3 45.
Power seat automatically moves into
the saved position when unlocking
and opening the driver's door with the
memorised key and Personalization
by remote control in the
Colour-Info-Display is activated.
Vehicle personalisation 3 111.
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.
Unlocking
Press button c.
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22 Keys, doors and windows
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 3 111.
The setting can be saved for the key
being used. Memorised settings
3 21.
Locking
Close doors, load compartment and
fuel filler flap.
Press button e.
If the driver's door is not closed
properly, the central locking system
will not work. Vehicle personalisation
3 111.
Unlocking and opening the
tailgate
Press button c when the ignition is off.
The tailgate is released to be
unlocked and opened by pushing the
touchpad switch under the tailgate
moulding.
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Keys, doors and windows 23
4-door Saloon, Sports Tourer with
power tailgate
Press button x when the ignition is
off until tailgate opens automatically.
All other doors remain locked.
Power tailgate 3 25.
Central locking buttons
Locks or unlocks all doors, the load
compartment and fuel filler flap from
the passenger compartment.
Press the e button to lock.
Press the c button to unlock.
Fault in radio remote control
system
Unlocking
Manually unlock the driver's door by
turning the key in the lock. Switch on
the ignition and press the central
locking button c to unlock all doors,
load compartment and fuel filler flap.
By switching on the ignition, the anti-
theft locking system is deactivated.
Locking
Manually lock the driver's door by
turning the key in the lock.
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24 Keys, doors and windows
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
Automatic locking after driving
off
This security feature can be
configured to automatically lock all
doors, load compartment and fuel
filler flap after driving off and
exceeding a certain speed.
When at a standstill after driving, the
vehicle will be unlocked automatically
as soon as the key is removed from
the ignition switch.
Activation or deactivation of
automatic locking can be set in the
menu Settings in the Info-Display.
Vehicle personalisation 3 111.
The setting can be saved for the key
being used 3 21.
Automatic relock after unlocking
This feature can be configured to
automatically lock all doors, load
compartment and fuel filler flap a
short time after unlocking with the
remote control, provided no door has
been opened.
Activation or deactivation of
automatic relock can be set in the
menu Settings in the Info-Display.
Vehicle personalisation 3 111.
The setting can be saved for the key
being used 3 21.
Child locks
9 Warning
Use the child locks whenever
children are occupying the rear
seats.
Using a key or suitable screwdriver,
turn the child lock in the rear door to
the horizontal position. The door
cannot be opened from the inside. For
deactivation turn the child lock to the
vertical position.
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Keys, doors and windows 25
Doors
Load compartment
Tailgate
Opening
5-door Hatchback, Sports Tourer
After unlocking, pull the button under
the tailgate moulding and open the
tailgate manually.
4-door Saloon
Press button x on radio remote
control until the tailgate is opened
automatically, or pull the button under
the tailgate moulding after unlocking.
Central locking system 3 21.
Closing
Use the interior handle.
Do not pull the button under the
moulding whilst closing as this will
unlock the tailgate again.
Central locking system 3 21.
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26 Keys, doors and windows
Power tailgate
9 Warning
Take care when operating the
power tailgate. Risk of injury,
particularly to children.
Keep a close watch on the
movable tailgate when operating.
Ensure that nothing becomes
trapped during operating and no
one is standing within the moving
area.
The power tailgate is operated by:
■ Radio remote control button x
■ Switch G in the door panel of the
driver's door
■ Touchpad switch and button G in
the tailgate.
On vehicles with automatic
transmission, the tailgate can only be
operated when the vehicle is
stationary with parking brake applied
and automatic transmission in P.
The tail lights flash and a chime
sounds when the power tailgate is
operating.
Note
Operating the power tailgate does
not operate the central locking
system. To open the tailgate with the
remote control, it is not necessary to
unlock the vehicle. Unlock the
vehicle first, when operating with the
touchpad switch or the switch in the
driver's door. Lock the vehicle after
closing.
Central locking system 3 21.
Operation with radio remote control
Press and hold button x until the
tailgate starts to open or close.
Operation with the switch in the
driver's door
Press and hold button G until the
tailgate starts to open or close.
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Keys, doors and windows 27
Operation with switches in the tailgate
To open the tailgate, push and hold
the touchpad switch under the
tailgate moulding until the tailgate
starts to move.
To close, press the button G in the
open tailgate until it starts to move.
Stop or change direction of
movement
Pressing button x or G or the
touchpad switch whilst the tailgate is
moving will stop the tailgate in the
current position. Pressing button
x or G again will reverse the
direction of movement.
Operation modes
The power tailgate has three modes
of operation, which are controlled by
the switch in the driver's door. To
change the mode turn the switch:
■ Normal mode о: power tailgate
opens to full height
■ Intermediate mode $: power
tailgate opens to a reduced height
that can be adjusted
■ Mode Off: tailgate can only be
operated manually.
Adjust reduced opening height in
intermediate mode
1. Turn operation mode switch to о
or $
2. Open power tailgate with any
operation switch
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28 Keys, doors and windows
3. Stop movement at the desired
height by pressing any operation
switch. If required, manually move
the stopped tailgate to the desired
position
4. Press and hold the button on the
inside of the open tailgate for
3 seconds.
A chime sound indicates the new
setting.
When turning the adjuster wheel in
the driver's door to intermediate mode
$, the power tailgate will stop
opening at the newly set position.
The tailgate can only be held open if
a minimum height is exceeded
(minimum opening angle from 30°).
The opening height cannot be
programmed below that height.
Safety function
If the power tailgate encounters an
obstacle during opening or closing,
the direction of movement will
automatically be reversed slightly.
Multiple obstacles in one power cycle
will deactivate the function. In this
case close or open the tailgate
manually.
The power tailgate has pinch sensors
on the side edges. If the sensors
detect obstacles between tailgate and
chassis, the tailgate will open, until it
is activated again or closed manually.
The safety function is indicated by a
warning chime.
Remove all obstacles before
resuming normal power operation.
If the vehicle is equipped with factory-
fitted towing equipment and a trailer
is electrically connected, the power
tailgate can only be opened with the
touchpad switch or closed with button
G in the open tailgate. Ensure that
there are no obstacles in the moving
area.
General hints for operating
tailgate
9 Warning
Do not drive with the tailgate open
or ajar, e.g. when transporting
bulky objects, since toxic exhaust
gases, which can not be seen or
smelled, could enter the vehicle.
This can cause unconsciousness
and even death.
Caution
Before opening the tailgate, check
overhead obstructions, such as a
garage door, to avoid damage to
the tailgate. Always check the
moving area above and behind the
tailgate.
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Keys, doors and windows 29
Note
Power tailgate: If the hydraulic lifters
of the open tailgate lose pressure,
the tail lights will flash and a chime
will sound. The tailgate will remain
open for a while and then close
slowly. Seek the assistance of a
workshop.
Note
The operation of the power tailgate
is disabled under low battery
condition. In this case the tailgate
can be operated manually.
Note
With the power tailgate disabled and
all doors unlocked, the tailgate can
be manually operated. In this case,
manually closing the tailgate
requires significantly greater force.
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 or 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.
Activating
Press e on the radio remote control
twice within 5 seconds.
Anti-theft alarm system
The anti-theft alarm system is
operated in conjunction with the
central locking system.
It monitors:
■ Doors, tailgate, bonnet
■ Passenger compartment including
adjoining load compartment
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30 Keys, doors and windows
■ Vehicle inclination, e.g. if it is raised
■ Ignition
Activation
■ Self-activated 30 seconds after
locking the vehicle by pressing e on
the radio remote control
(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.
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.
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Status during the first 30 seconds of
anti-theft alarm system activation:
LED
illuminates
= 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 with the radio
remote control deactivates the anti-
theft alarm system. The system is not
deactivated when unlocking the
driver's door with the key.
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 anti-theft alarm system can be
deactivated only by pressing button
c or by switching on the ignition.
A triggered alarm, which has not been
interrupted by the driver, will be
indicated by the hazard warning
lights. They will flash quickly three
times when the vehicle is unlocked
next time with the radio remote
control. Additionally a warning
message or a warning code is
displayed in the Driver Information
Centre after switching on the ignition.
Vehicle messages 3 105.
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.
Immobiliser
The system is part of the ignition
switch and checks whether the
vehicle is allowed to be started with
the key being used.
The immobiliser is activated
automatically after the key has been
removed from the ignition switch.
If the control indicator d flashes when
the ignition is on, there is a fault in the
system; the engine cannot be started.
Switch off the ignition and repeat the
start attempt.
If the control indicator continues
flashing, attempt to start the engine
using the spare key and seek the
assistance of a workshop.
Note
The immobiliser does not lock the
doors. You should always lock the
vehicle after leaving it and switch on
the anti-theft alarm system 3 21,
3 29.
Control indicator d 3 96.
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32 Keys, doors and windows
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
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.
Electric folding
Turn control to 7, 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.
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Folding mirrors from outside
Press e briefly to fold in mirrors.
Press c briefly to fold out mirrors.
If the mirrors were folded in using the
control in the driver's door, they are
not folded out by pressing c.
Activation or deactivation of this
function can be changed in the menu
Settings in the Info-Display. Vehicle
personalisation 3 111.
The settings are automatically stored
for the key being used 3 21.
Power windows 3 35.
Heated
Operated by pressing the Ü button.
Heating works with the engine
running and is switched off
automatically after a short time.
Parking assist
For mirrors with position memory, the
exterior mirror on the passenger side
is automatically aimed at the rear
tyres as a parking aid when reverse
gear is selected, except during trailer
operation.
Position memory 3 45.
Activation or deactivation of this
function can be changed in the menu
Settings in the Info-Display. Vehicle
personalisation 3 111.
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34 Keys, doors and windows
Interior mirrors
Manual anti-dazzle
To reduce dazzle, adjust the lever on
the underside of the mirror housing.
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.
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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.
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 3 138.
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.
Power windows can work until the
driver's door is opened or at the latest
for 10 minutes after the ignition is
switched off.
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.
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36 Keys, doors and windows
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.
Press and hold c button to open
windows.
Press and hold e button to close
windows.
Release button to stop window
movement.
If the windows are fully opened or
closed, the hazard warning lights will
flash two times.
Folding 3 32.
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 3 105.
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.
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Heated rear window
Operated by pressing the Ü button.
Heating works with the engine
running and is switched off
automatically after a short time.
Depending on the engine type, the
heated rear window comes on
automatically when the diesel particle
filter is being cleaned.
Sun visors
The sun visors can be folded down or
swivelled to the side to prevent
dazzling.
If the sun visors have integral mirrors,
the mirror covers should be closed
when driving.
Roller blinds
To reduce sunlight at the rear seats,
pull the blind upwards using the grip
and engage it at the top of the door
frame.
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.
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38 Keys, doors and windows
Sunroof, 5-door Hatchback/4-
door Saloon
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.
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.
Sunroof, Sports Tourer
Open
Press p gently to the first detent:
sunroof is opened to the spoiler
position.
Press p firmly to the second detent
and then release: the sunroof is
opened automatically with safety
function enabled. To stop movement,
operate the switch once more.
Close
Press r gently to the first detent:
sunroof is closed from fully open or
spoiler position with safety function
enabled as long as the switch is
operated.
Press r firmly to the second detent
and then release: the sunroof is
completely closed automatically with
safety function enabled. To stop
movement, operate the switch once
more.
Sunblind
The sunblind is power operated.
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Keys, doors and windows 39
Close or open the sunblind by
pressing switch H or G.
General hints
Function standby
Switch on ignition to operate the
sunroof.
Safety function
If the sunroof or sunblind encounters
resistance during automatic closing, it
is immediately stopped and opened
again.
Override safety function
In the event of closing difficulties due
to frost or the like, hold the switch
r pressed to the second detent.
The sunroof closes without safety
function. 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.
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40 Seats, restraints
Seats, restraints
Head restraints ............................ 40
Front seats ................................... 42
Rear seats ................................... 48
Seat belts ..................................... 48
Airbag system .............................. 51
Child restraints ............................. 55
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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Inclination adjustment
Move the bottom edge of the head
restraint forward in required position.
The headrest can be moved rearward
after reaching of very forward
position.
Head restraints on rear seats
Height adjustment
Pull the head restraint upwards or
press the catch to release and push
the head restraint downwards.
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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42 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 78.
■ 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 40.
■ Adjust the height of the seat belt
3 49.
■ 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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Seats, restraints 43
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
Press switch
top = seat higher
bottom = seat lower
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44 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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Seats, restraints 45
Power seat adjustment
9 Warning
Care must be taken when
operating the power seats. There
is a risk of injury, particularly for
children. Articles could become
trapped.
Keep a close watch on the seats
when adjusting them. Vehicle
passengers should be informed
accordingly.
Seat positioning
Move front of switch forwards/
backwards.
Seat height
Move switch upwards/downwards.
Seat inclination
Move front of switch upwards/
downwards.
Seat backrests
Turn switch forwards/backwards.
Memory function for power seat
adjustment and exterior mirrors
Two different driver's seat and
exterior mirror settings can be stored.
Memorised settings 3 21, Vehicle
personalisation 3 111.
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46 Seats, restraints
Storing memory positions by buttons
1 and 2
■ Adjust driver's seat and then adjust
exterior mirrors to desired
positions.
■ Press and hold button MEM and
button 1 at the same time until a
beep sounds.
■ Repat the steps for a second driver
using button 2.
Recall of memory positions
Keep position button 1 or 2 pressed
until the stored seat and exterior
mirror positions have been reached.
Releasing the button during moving
stops the recall.
Storing positions by remote control
Actual driver's seat and exterior
mirror positions are automatically
stored by the radio remote control key
each time the ignition is switched off.
These stored positions are
independent of the memory positions
stored by the buttons 1 or 2, see
above.
The stored positions are
automatically recalled by unlocking
and opening the driver's door with the
memorised radio remote key. If the
door is already open, press button c
on remote control to activate the
recall.
To stop recall movement, press one
of the memory-, power mirror- or
power seat controls.
Activation or deactivation of this
function can be changed in the menu
Settings in the Info-Display. Vehicle
personalisation 3 111.
Easy exit function
For a convenient exit out of the
vehicle, the power driver seat moves
rearwards when vehicle is stationary.
To activate, switch off ignition,
remove key from the ignition switch
and open the driver's door. If the door
is already open, switch off ignition to
activate the recall.
To stop recall movement, press one
of the memory- or power seat
controls.
Activation or deactivation of this
function can be changed in the menu
Settings in the Info-Display. Vehicle
personalisation 3 111.
Safety function
If the driver's seat encounters
resistance during movement, the
recall may stop. After removing the
obstruction, operate and hold the
appropriate power seat position
button for the memory item manually
for two seconds. Try recalling the
memory position again. If the recall
does not operate consult a workshop.
Overload
If the seat setting is electrically
overloaded, the power supply is
automatically cut-off for a short time.
Note
After an accident in which airbags
have been deployed, the memorised
settings for each position button will
be deactivated.
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Armrest
Push button and fold armrest
upwards. Under the armrest there is
a storage compartment.
Auxiliary devices, see Infotainment
system manual.
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 or
in the display 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 3 139.
Ventilating
Adjust ventilation to the desired
setting by pressing the A button for
the respective seat one or more
times.
The control indicator in the button or
in the display indicates the setting.
Ventilated seats are operational when
engine is running and during an
Autostop.
Stop-start system 3 139.
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48 Seats, restraints
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. Thereby the risk of
injury is considerably reduced.
9 Warning
Fasten seat belt before each trip.
In the event of an accident, people
not wearing seat belts endanger
their fellow occupants and
themselves.
Seat belts are designed to be used by
only one person at a time. Child
restraint system 3 55.
Periodically check all parts of the belt
system for damage, pollution and
proper functionality.
Have damaged components
replaced. After an accident, have the
belts and triggered belt pretensioners
replaced by a workshop.
Note
Make sure that the belts are not
damaged by shoes or sharp-edged
objects or trapped. Prevent dirt from
getting into the belt retractors.
Seat belt reminder
Each seat is equipped with a seat belt
reminder, indicated for front seats by
control indicators X and k, or for rear
seats by the symbol X in the Driver
Information Centre 3 91.
Belt force limiters
Stress on the body is reduced by the
gradual release of the belt during a
collision.
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Seats, restraints 49
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 91.
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.
9 Warning
The belt must not rest against hard
or fragile objects in the pockets of
your clothing.
Seat belt reminder X, k 3 91.

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