Skoda Citigo (2019 year). Instruction - part 6

 

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Skoda Citigo (2019 year). Instruction - part 6

 

 

Operation

Fig. 121 

Display

Vehicles with instruction transmission

The engine is automatically switched off as soon as the vehicle comes to a

halt, the shift lever is moved into neutral and the clutch pedal is released.
The engine is automatically started as soon as the clutch pedal is depressed.

Vehicles with automatic transmission

The engine is automatically switched off as soon as the vehicle comes to a

standstill and the brake pedal is operated.
The engine is automatically started as soon as the brake pedal is released.

Requirements for the system to function correctly

The following conditions must be met for the system to function correctly.

The driver's door is closed.
The driver has fastened the seat belt.
The bonnet is closed.
The driving speed was higher than 4 km/h after the last stop.

System status

The system status is shown in the display when the vehicle comes to a halt

» Fig. 121

.

The engine is automatically switched off; when the vehicle moves off the

ignition process will be automatically initiated.
The engine is not automatically switched off.

The engine does not shut down when the vehicle stops, if e.g. the following

applies.

The engine temperature for the proper function of the system has not yet

been reached.

The charge state of the vehicle battery is too low.

The current consumption is too high.

High air conditioning or heating output (high fan speed, big difference be-

tween the desired and actual interior temperature).

If the engine has shut down automatically but the system detects that the en-

gine is required to run (e.g. if the brake pedal is pressed repeatedly) then the

system automatically starts up the engine.

Note

If the driver's seat belt is removed for more than 30 seconds or the driver's

door is opened after the engine has switched off automatically, the engine will

have to be restarted instructionly.

No automatic engine shut-down takes place when a vehicle with automatic

transmission is moving at low speed (e.g. during a traffic jam) and remains sta-

tionary after pressing the brake pedal lightly. Automatic engine shutdown

takes place if you press the brake pedal down with more force.

For vehicles with automatic transmission there is no automatic engine shut-

down when the system detects a manoeuvring action due to a large steering

angle.

Instructionly deactivating/activating the system

Fig. 122 

Button for the START-STOP sys-

tem

To deactivate/activate the system, press the button  

» Fig. 122

.

When the system is deactivated, the symbol in the button lights up 

.

If the system is turned off, it will be automatically reactivated after turning the

ignition off and on.

Note

If the system is deactivated when the engine is turned off automatically, then

the automatic start process takes place.

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Brakes and Parking

Introduction

The wear and tear on the brake pads is dependent on the operating conditions

and driving style. In difficult conditions (e.g. urban, sporty driving), the condi-

tion of the brakes should be checked between services by a specialist garage.
Brake response can be slower if the brakes are covered in moisture or, in

winter, have a layer of ice or salt on them. The brakes should be cleaned and

dried by applying the brakes many times over 

» 

.

Corrosion on the brake discs and dirt on the brake pads can occur if the vehi-

cle has been parked for a long period and if you do not make much use of the

braking system. The brakes are cleaned by applying the brakes several times

over 

» 

.

Before negotiating a long or steep gradient, reduce speed and shift down a

gear. As a result, the braking effect of the engine will be used, reducing the

load on the brakes. If, nevertheless, there is a need for additional braking, it

should be carried out at intervals.
Emergency braking warning - If it is necessary to brake hard, the system may

cause the brake lights to automatically flash, to alert the traffic behind.
New brake pads must first be ““run in”” because these do not initially have the

best possible braking effect. Drive especially carefully for the first 200 km or

so.
If the brake fluid level is too low, it can cause faults in the braking system;

the warning light will light up in the instrument cluster 

 

» page 26

 Braking

system. If the warning light does not light up, yet the stopping distance is per-

ceived to be longer than before, the driving style should be adapted in view of

the unknown cause of the problem, and braking kept to a minimum - seek the

help of a specialist garage without delay.
The brake booster increases the pressure generated with the brake pedal. The

brake booster only operates when the engine is running.

WARNING

Greater physical effort is required for braking when the engine is switch-

ed off – risk of accident!

When braking in a vehicle with instruction transmission, when the vehicle is in

gear and at low revs, the clutch pedal must be depressed. Otherwise, the

functionality of the brake system may be impaired – risk of accident!

Do not depress the brake pedal, if there is no requirement to slow down.

This causes the brakes to overheat and can also result in a longer braking

distance and excessive wear - risk of accident!

Only brake for the purpose of drying and cleaning the brake discs if the

traffic conditions permit this. Do not place any other road users in jeopardy.

Recommendations for new brake pads should be followed.

When stopping and parking, the parking brake should always be applied

firmly, otherwise the vehicle could move off - risk of accident!

If a front spoiler, full wheel trim, etc. is mounted retrospectively, it must

be ensured that the air supply to the front wheel brakes is not reduced.

Otherwise, the front brakes could be in danger of overheating – risk of ac-

cident!

Handbrake

Fig. 123 

Handbrake

Read and observe   on page 91 first.

The handbrake secures the vehicle against unwanted movement when stop-

ping and parking.

Apply

Pull the handbrake lever firmly upwards.

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Loosening

Pull the handbrake lever up slightly and at the same time push in the locking

button 

» Fig. 123

 .

Move the lever right down while pressing the lock button.

The handbrake warning light 

 lights up when the handbrake is applied, provi-

ded the ignition is on.
A warning signal sounds if the vehicle is inadvertently driven off with the hand-

brake applied. The handbrake warning is activated if the vehicle is driven at a

speed of over 5 km/h for more than 3 seconds.

WARNING

Disengage the handbrake completely. A handbrake which is only partially

disengaged can result in the rear brakes overheating. This can have a nega-

tive effect on the operation of the brake system – risk of accident!

Parking

Read and observe   on page 91 first.

When stopping and parking, look for a place with a suitable surface 

» 

 .

Only carry out the activities while parking in the specified order.

Bring the vehicle to a stop and depress the brake pedal.

Firmly apply the handbrake.

For vehicles with automated gearbox shift the lever to position D or R.

Switch off the engine.

For vehicles with instruction transmission, select 1st gear or Reverse gear R.

Release the brake pedal.

WARNING

The parts of the exhaust system can become very hot. Therefore, never

stop the vehicle in places where the underside of your vehicle could come

into contact with flammable materials (e.g. dry grass, leaves, spilled fuel or

the like). - Risk of fire and serious injury can occur!

When leaving the vehicle never leave people unattended in the car who

could, for example, lock the vehicle or release the brake - risk of accidents

and injury!

Instruction gear changing and pedals

Introduction

CAUTION

When stopping on a slope, never try to hold the vehicle using the clutch and

the accelerator pedal – There is risk of damage to the clutch.

Instruction gear changing

Fig. 124 

The shift pattern

Read and observe   on page 92 first.

The shift pattern for the individual gear positions is shown on the gear lever

» Fig. 124

.

The gearshift indicator should be observed when changing gear 

» page 33

.

Always depress the clutch pedal all the way down. This prevents uneven wear

to the clutch.

Reverse gear is engaged

Stop the vehicle.

The clutch pedal is fully depressed.

Move the shift lever to the N Position and wait for a short time.

Push down on the shift lever, then push fully over to the right and then back-

wards, to position R 

» Fig. 124

.

The reversing lights will come on once reverse gear is engaged, provided the

ignition is on.

WARNING

Never engage reverse gear when driving – risk of accident!

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CAUTION

If not in the process of changing gear, do not leave your hand on the gearshift

lever while driving. The pressure from the hand can cause the gearshift mecha-

nism to wear excessively.

Pedals

Read and observe   on page 92 first.

The operation of the pedals must not be hindered under any circumstances!
Only a floor mat (ex-factory or from the ŠKODA Original Accessories range)

which can be secured to the attachment points should be used in the driver's

footwell.

WARNING

There should be no objects in the driver's footwell, otherwise the pedal op-

eration can be impeded - risk of accident!

Automated transmission

Introduction

The automatic transmission changes gears automatically based on how the en-

gine and accelerator are being worked, the vehicle speed and the selected

driving mode.
The automatic transmission modes are set by the driver by means of the selec-

tor lever.

WARNING

Do not accelerate when selecting drive mode prior to moving off - risk of

accident!

Never move the selector lever into position R when driving - risk of an ac-

cident!

Always firmly apply the handbrake before leaving the vehicle! Otherwise,

the vehicle could be automatically set in motion - there is a risk of acci-

dents!

CAUTION

When stopping on a slope, never try to hold the vehicle using the accelerator

pedal – this may lead to gear damage.

Note

The engine can only be left on in position N, when the brake pedal is de-

pressed .

If the selector lever position N is accidentally selected while driving, it is first

necessary to release pressure on the accelerator pedal and wait for the idling

speed of the engine to be reached before the selector lever can be engaged in

the drive position.

If the N symbol flashes next to the selector lever, engage the selector lever

position N.

Select lever position

Fig. 125 

Selector lever positions

Read and observe   and   on page 93 first.

The selector lever can be moved through shifting to one of the following posi-

tions 

» Fig. 125

.

Neutral (idle position) - Power transmission to the drive wheels is inter-

rupted.
Reverse gear - The position can only be selected when the vehicle is sta-

tionary and the engine is idling.

The brake pedal must be depressed before setting into position R from

position N.
Forward drive mode

The brake pedal must be depressed before setting into position D from

position N.
Instruction shifting (Tiptronic) - further information 

» page 94

N

R

D

M

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With driving mode set, the vehicle will not start up

If the vehicle does not start off, the problem may be that the selector lever is

not completely in the selected position. In such an instance, press the brake

pedal and put the selector lever into the required position.

Instruction shifting (Tiptronic)

Fig. 126  Selector lever / display

Read and observe   and   on page 93 first.

Tiptronic mode makes it possible to instructionly shift gears on the selector lever.

Switching to instruction shifting when the vehicle is stationary

Depress the brake pedal.

Press the selector lever twice to the left in the spring-tensioned position.

Gear changing

To change up, tap the selector lever forwards 

+

 

» Fig. 126

.

To change down, tap the selector lever backwards 

-

 

» Fig. 126

.

Switching to instruction shifting during driving

Press the selector lever towards the left in the spring-tensioned position in

the direction of the arrow and set in position M. The selector lever position

you have engaged is shown in the instrument cluster display 

» Fig. 126

.

Temporarily switching to instruction shifting in position D

Tilt the selector lever forward 

+

 or rearwards 

-

 

» Fig. 126

.

If in a short time, no instruction gear change takes place, then the temporary man-

ual shifting switches off.

The gearshift indicator should be observed when changing gear 

» page 33

.

When accelerating, the gearbox automatically shifts up into the higher gear

just before the maximum permissible engine speed is reached. If a lower gear

is selected, the gearbox does not shift down until there is no risk of the engine

overrevving.

Note

It may be beneficial, for example, when travelling downhill, to use instruction shift-

ing of gears. Shifting to a lower gear reduces the load on the brakes and hence

the wear of the brakes.

Starting-off and driving

Read and observe   and   on page 93 first.

Moving off and pausing temporarily

Firmly depress and hold the brake pedal.

Start the engine.

Press the selector lever towards the left in the spring-tensioned position in

the direction of the arrow 

» Fig. 125

 on page 93 and insert into position D .

Release the brake pedal and accelerate.

The selector lever position N does not have to be selected when stopping for a

short time (e.g. at a crossroads). However, the brake pedal should be de-

pressed, in order to prevent the vehicle from rolling.

Accelerating hard while in motion (kick-down function)

If the accelerator pedal is depressed while the vehicle is in forward drive mode,

the kick-down function is turned on.
The gear change is adjusted accordingly to achieve maximum acceleration.

WARNING

Rapid acceleration ( e.g. on slippery roads) can lead to a loss of control over

the vehicle – risk of accident!

Running in the engine

During the first 1,500 km, the driving style is decisive for successful the run-

ning in process is.
During the first 1,000 km the engine should not be pushed to more than 3/4

of the maximum permitted engine speed.

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From about 1,000 to 1,500 km the engine can be pushed up to the maximum

permitted engine speed.

Tips on economical driving

Fuel consumption depends on the driving style, road and weather conditions,

and similar such factors.
For an economical driving style, the following instructions must be observed.

Avoid unnecessary acceleration and braking.

Engage the recommended gear 

» page 33

.

Avoid full throttle and high speeds.

Reduce idling.

Avoid short distances.

Ensure the correct tyre inflation pressure is maintained 

» page 120

.

Avoid unnecessary ballast.

Remove the roof rack before driving if it is not needed.

Only turn on electrical consumers (e.g. seat heating) for as long as necessary.

Briefly ventilate before turning on the cooling system, do not use the cooling

system with the windows open.

Do not leave windows open at high speeds.

Avoiding damage to your vehicle

Driving Tips

Only drive on roads and terrain that are appropriate to the vehicle parameters

» page 141

Technical data.

The driver is always responsible for deciding whether the vehicle can cope

with the conditions and the terrain.

WARNING

Always adjust the speed and driving style to the visibility, weather, road

and traffic conditions applying at the time. Too high a speed or an errone-

ous manoeuvre may cause serious injury and damage to the vehicle.

Combustible objects such as dry leaves or twigs caught under the base of

the vehicle could ignite on hot vehicle parts - risk of fire!

CAUTION

Pay attention to the ground clearance of the vehicle! When driving over ob-

jects which are larger than the ground clearance, the vehicle can get damaged.

Any objects that get trapped under the vehicle floor must be removed as

soon as possible. These items can cause damage to the vehicle (e.g. to parts of

the fuel or brake system).

Driving through water

Fig. 127 

Maximum permissible water lev-

el when driving through water

The following instructions must be observed if vehicle damage is to be avoided

when driving through water (e.g. flooded roads).

Therefore determine the depth of the water before driving through bodies of

water. The water level must not go above the web of the lower beam

» Fig. 127

.

Drive at no more than walking pace, otherwise a wave may form in front of

the vehicle, which could cause the water to enter into the vehicle’s systems

(e.g. the air intake system for the engine).

Never stop in the water, do not reverse and do not switch the engine off.

CAUTION

If water gets into the vehicle’s systems (e.g. the air intake system for the en-

gine) it can cause serious damage to the vehicle!

Oncoming vehicles can generate water waves which can exceed the permis-

sible water level for your vehicle.

Do not drive through salt water, as the salt can cause corrosion. An vehicle

coming into contact with salt water is to be thoroughly rinsed with fresh wa-

ter.

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Assist systems

General information

Introduction

WARNING

The assistance systems serve merely to support the driver and do not re-

lieve the driver of responsibility for the operation of the vehicle.

The increased safety as well as the increased occupant protection of-

fered by the assistance systems must not tempt you to take safety risks -

there is a risk of an accident!

Adjust the speed and driving style to the current visibility, weather, road

and traffic conditions.

The assistance systems have physical and system-related limitations. For

this reason, the driver may experience some undesired or delayed system

responses in certain situations. You should therefore always be alert and

ready to intervene!

Only activate, deactivate and set the assistance systems to keep you fully

in control of the vehicle in every traffic situation - otherwise there is a risk

of an accident!

Braking and stabilisation systems

Introduction

The brake and stabilisation systems are automatically activated each time the

ignition is switched on, unless otherwise indicated.
The error display is in Chapter 

» page 25

Warning lights.

WARNING

The general information relating to the use of assistance systems must be

observed 

» page 96,

   in section Introduction.

Stability Control (ESC)

Read and observe   on page 96 first.

ESC improves vehicle stability in critical driving situations (e.g. if the vehicle

starts to skid) by braking the individual wheels to maintain the driving direc-

tion.
If there is a TCS intervention, the indicator light 

 flashes in the instrument

cluster.

Anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Read and observe   on page 96 first.

ABS prevents the wheels locking when braking. Thus helping the driver to

maintain control of the vehicle.
An ABS intervention can be noticed through pulsating movements of the

brake pedal and distinct noises.
When the ABS system is active, do not brake periodically or reduce the pres-

sure on the brake pedal.

Engine drag torque control (MSR)

Read and observe   on page 96 first.

MSR counteracts the tendency of the drive wheels to lock during downshifts

or sudden deceleration (e.g. on icy or an otherwise slippery road surface).
If the drive wheels should lock, then the engine speed is automatically in-

creased. This reduces the braking effect of the engine and the wheels can ro-

tate freely again.

Traction control (TCS)

Read and observe   on page 96 first.

TCS prevents the spinning of the wheels on the drive axle. TCS reduces the

drive power transmitted to the wheels that are spinning. Thus, for example,

driving on road surfaces with low grip is made easier.
If there is a TCS intervention, the warning light 

 flashes in the instrument

cluster.

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Electronic Differential Lock (EDL)

Read and observe   on page 96 first.

EDL prevents the turning of the respective wheel of the driven axle. EDL

brakes a spinning wheel if required and transfers the drive power force to the

other drive wheel. Driving becomes easier on road surfaces with different

traction under each wheel of the driven axle.
The EDL switches off automatically in order to avoid excessive heat generation

on the brake of the wheel being braked. Once the brakes have cooled down,

there is an automatic re-activation of EDL.

Brake Assist (HBA)

Read and observe   on page 96 first.

HBA increases the braking effect and helps to shorten the braking distance.
The HBA is activated by very quick operation of the brake pedal. In order to

achieve the shortest possible braking distance, the brake pedal must be ap-

plied firmly until the vehicle has come to a standstill.
The HBA function is automatically switched off when the brake pedal is re-

leased.

Hill Start Assist

Read and observe   on page 96 first.

When driving on slopes, Hill Start Assist (hereinafter referred to simply as the

system) allows you to move your foot from the brake pedal to the accelerator

pedal without the vehicle rolling downhill on its own.
The vehicle is braked by the system for about 2 seconds after releasing the

brake pedal.
The system is active as of a 5% slope, if the driver door is closed. The system is

only ever active on slopes when starting off in forward or reverse.

Parking aid (ParkPilot)

Introduction

The parking aid (hereinafter referred to simply as the system) uses acoustic

signals and an indication in the Swing radio display to draw your attention to

obstacles in the vicinity of the vehicle when manoeuvring.

WARNING

The general information relating to the use of assistance systems must be

observed 

» page 96,

   in section Introduction.

Moving persons or objects may not be recognized by the system sensors.

Under certain circumstances, surfaces of certain objects and types of

clothing cannot reflect the system signals. There is a danger that such ob-

jects or people may not be recognised by the system sensors.

External noise sources may affect the signals of the system sensors.

There is a danger that obstacles may not be recognised by the system sen-

sors.

Before manoeuvring, ensure that there are no small obstacles - such as

rocks, narrow posts or similar - behind your vehicle. Such obstacles may

not be recognised by the system sensors.

CAUTION

Keep the system sensors 

» Fig. 128

 on page 98 clean and free from snow

and ice, and do not cover them with any objects of any kind, otherwise the

functioning of the system may be restricted.

In adverse weather conditions (heavy rain, water vapour, very low or high

temperatures, etc.), the functioning of the system may be impaired - “incorrect

recognition of obstacles”.

Accessories additionally installed on the vehicle rear, such as bicycle carriers,

can impair the system function.

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Function

Fig. 128  Fitting the sensors / Range of the sensors

Read and observe   and   on page 97 first.

The system uses ultrasound waves to calculate the distance between the

bumper and an obstacle. The ultrasonic sensors are integrated in the rear

bumper 

» Fig. 128

.

Approximate range of sensors 

» Fig. 128

150 cm
60 cm

Audible signals

The interval between the acoustic signals becomes shorter as the clearance is

reduced. At a distance of approx. 30 cm a continuous tone starts to sound -

danger area.

Activation/deactivation

The system is activated by engaging reverse gear. When activated an audible

signal is heard.
The system is deactivated by disengaging reverse gear.

Fault display

If a warning signal sounds for 3 seconds after activating the system and there

is no obstacle close to your car, this indicates a system fault. Seek help from a

specialist garage.

A
B

Display in the swing radio display

Fig. 129 

Function keys and dis-

play

Read and observe   and   on page 97 first.

Function keys and display 

» Fig. 129

Switching audible parking signals on/off.

Switching off park assistant display.

There is an obstacle in the collision area (the distance to the obstacle

is less than 30 cm). 

 Stop moving in the direction of the obstacle!

An obstacle is located outside of the collision range (the distance to

the obstacle is greater than 30 cm).

Cruise Control System

Introduction

The Cruise Control System (CCS) maintains a set speed without you having to

actuate the accelerator pedal. The state where the CCS maintains the speed is

referred to hereinafter as the control.

WARNING

The general information relating to the use of assistance systems must be

observed 

» page 96,

   in section Introduction.

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Operation

Read and observe   on page 98 first.

Basic requirements for start of control

The CCS is activated.
On vehicles with a manual transmission, the second gear or higher is en-

gaged.
On vehicles with an automatic transmission, the selector lever is in the D

position or in the Tiptronic position.
The current speed is higher than 20 km/h.

This, however, is only possible to the extent permitted by the engine output

and braking power of the vehicle.

WARNING

If the engine output or engine braking effect is insufficient to maintain the

set speed, the driver must assume control of the accelerator and brake

pedals!

Operation description

Fig. 130 

Cruise control system controls

Read and observe   on page 98 first.

Overview of the control elements of the CCS 

» Fig. 130

A



Activate ACC (control deactivated)

 



Interrupt control (sprung position)

 



Deactivate CCS (delete set speed)

B



Take control again

a)

 / Increase speed

C



Launch control / reduce speed

a)

If no speed is set the current speed is adopted.

Once the controls are activated, the CCS maintains the vehicle at the set

speed; the indicator light 

 lights up in the instrument cluster.

After the interruption in control, the stored speed can be resumed by pressing

the 

B

 button.

Controls are automatically interrupted if any of the following occur.

By pressing the brake or clutch pedal.

When one of the brake assist systems (e.g. ESC) intervenes.

Through an airbag deployment.

WARNING

Always deactivate the cruise control system after use to prevent the sys-

tem being switched on unintentionally.

Control does not resume if the set speed is too high for the existing traf-

fic conditions.

Note

During control, speed can be increased by pressing the accelerator pedal. Re-

leasing the accelerator pedal will cause the speed to drop again to the set

speed.

City Safe Drive

Introduction

City Safe Drive (hereinafter referred to as: the system) monitors the traffic sit-

uation ahead of the vehicle. If the system detects a risk of collision with an ob-

stacle ahead of the vehicle, then automatic braking is applied. The risk of a col-

lision is thus reduced and the consequences of an impact are minimized.

WARNING

The general information relating to the use of assistance systems must be

observed 

» page 96,

   in section Introduction.

The system does not respond to crossing or oncoming objects.

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CAUTION

The system can slow down the vehicle to a standstill. If the vehicle continues

to roll forward after stopping, then it should be stopped with the footbrake.

Operation

Fig. 131  Laser sensor/detection range

Read and observe   and   on page 99 first.

By means of a laser sensor 

» Fig. 131

 -  the system registers traffic situations

ahead of the vehicle up to a distance of about 10 metres 

» Fig. 131

 - .

The system interventions take place when a risk of collision is detected as fol-

lows.

The brake system is prepared for an emergency stop.

If the driver fails to respond to a detected danger, an automatic braking ac-

tion is performed.

The system can intervene if the following basic conditions apply.

The engine is running.
The system is activated.
The vehicle speed is about 5-30 km/h.
The field of view of the laser sensor is not impaired.

The system can, for example, be affected in the following situations or not

be available.

When visibility is poor, (e.g. fog, heavy rain, thick snowfall).

Driving around “sharp” bends.

When fully pressing down the accelerator pedal.

When the laser sensor is dirty or obscured.

When the vehicles are very dirty and have a low level of reflection.

If the system is not available or there is a system malfunction, the message and

the warning light appears on the display of the instrument cluster  flashes in

slow sequence.

WARNING

Do not cover the windscreen in the area of the laser sensor. This can lead

to impaired function of the sensor - risk of accidents!

WARNING

The laser beam from the laser sensor can cause serious eye injuries. The la-

ser beam is not visible to the human eye.

Never use optical devices, e.g. a range-finder camera or magnifying glass

to look into the laser sensor.

The laser beam can also be active when the system is disabled or is not

available.

CAUTION

Remove any snow from the windscreen in the area of the laser sensor using a

hand brush and any ice with a solvent-free de-icing spray.

If the laser sensor range on the windscreen has scratches, cracks, etc., re-

place the windscreen.

Note

If an automatic brake intervention is triggered by the system, the pressure in

the brake system increases and the brake pedal cannot be operated with the

normal pedal stroke.

Automatic braking interventions by the emergency brake function can be

terminated by pressing the clutch or the accelerator or by moving the steering

wheel.

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Disable / Enable

Fig. 132 

Button for the City Safe Drive

system

Read and observe   and   on page 99 first.

The function is automatically activated each time the ignition is switched on.

to deactivatehold the button

» Fig. 132

 until a beep sounds.

The appropriate message and the indicator light appears   flashes several

times in aquicker sequence (the   lights up at a speed of 5-30 km / h).

To activate hold the button

» Fig. 132

until a beep sounds.

The appropriate message and the warning light appears   in the display of

the instrument cluster.

WARNING

For safety reasons, deactivate the system in the following situations.

When the vehicle is being towed away.

When the vehicle is driven though an automatic car wash.

If the laser sensor is damaged or faulty.

When the vehicle is on a rolling test bench.

When the windscreen is damaged in the region of the laser sensor.

For example, if the charge extends to the roof rack over the front edge of

the roof.

Tyre pressure monitoring

Introduction

The tyre pressure monitoring function (hereinafter referred to as: the system)

monitors the tyre pressure while driving.

If the tyre inflation pressure changes, the warning light 

 lights up in the in-

strument cluster and an audible signal is heard

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 Tyre pressure.

The system can only function properly if the tyres have the prescribed inflation

pressure and these pressure values are stored in the system.

WARNING

The general information relating to the use of assistance systems must be

observed 

» page 96,

   in section Introduction.

Having the correct tyre inflation pressure is always the driver's responsi-

bility. Tyre pressure should be checked regularly 

» page 120

.

The system cannot warn in case of very rapid tyre inflation pressure loss,

e.g. in case of sudden tyre damage.

Storing the tyre pressure values.

Fig. 133 

Key for storing the pressure val-

ues

Read and observe   on page 101 first.

Procedure for storing the tyre pressure values

Inflate all the tyres to the specified pressure.

Switch on the ignition.

Press down  

» Fig. 133

 on the button and hold.

The warning light 

 lights up in the instrument cluster.

An acoustic signal sounds and the warning light extinguishes, indicating that

the tyre pressure values have been stored.

Release  .

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Always save the tyre pressure values in the system if one of the following

events occurs.

Change of tyre inflation pressure.

Change one or more wheels.

Change in position of a wheel on the vehicle.

Illumination of the warning light 

 in the instrument cluster.

WARNING

Before storing the pressures, the tyres must be inflated to the specified in-

flation pressure 

» page 120

. If the wrong pressure valuesare stored, the

system may not issue any warnings, even if the tyre pressure is too low.

CAUTION

Save the tyre pressure values every 10,000 km or 1x annually to ensure correct

system functioning.

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General Maintenance

Care and maintenance

Service work, adjustments and technical alterations

Introduction

The instructions and guidelines from ŠKODA AUTO a.s. must be observed

when using accessories or carrying out any modifications, repairs or technical

alterations to your vehicle.
Adhering to these instructions and guidelines helps ensure road safety and

helps keep your vehicle in a good technical condition.

WARNING

Adjustments, repairs and technical changes to the vehicle should only be

carried out by a specialist. Work carried out incorrectly (including work on

the electronic components and their software) can result in malfunctions -

there is a risk of accident and, potentially, increased wear on parts!

We recommend that you use only ŠKODA Original Accessories and ŠKO-

DA Original Parts which have been expressly approved for use on your ve-

hicle. Reliability, safety and suitability for your vehicle are guaranteed with

these.

Do not use any products which have not been approved by ŠKODA AU-

TO, even though these may be products with a type approval or which have

been approved by a nationally recognised testing laboratory.

Vehicle operating under different weather conditions

Read and observe   on page 103 first.

If you would like to operate your vehicle in countries other than those with the

intended weather conditions, you should contact a ŠKODA partner. He or she

will advise you if certain precautions need to be taken to ensure the full func-

tioning of the vehicle or to prevent damage (e.g. coolant, changing the battery

or similar).

ŠKODA service partner

Read and observe   on page 103 first.

All ŠKODA service partners work according to the instructions and guidelines

from ŠKODA AUTO a.s. All service and repair work is therefore carried out on

time and at the appropriate quality. Adhering to these guidelines and instruc-

tions helps ensure road safety and helps keep your vehicle in a good technical

condition.
We therefore advise you to have all modifications, repairs and technical altera-

tions to your vehicle carried out by a ŠKODA Service Partner.

ŠKODA Original parts

Read and observe   on page 103 first.

We recommend the use of ŠKODA Genuine Parts for your vehicle, as these

parts are approved by ŠKODA AUTO. These parts comply wholly with ŠKODA

AUTO regulations and are identical to the parts used in series production.
ŠKODA AUTO is able to warrant the safety, suitability, and long life of these

products.
ŠKODA service partners are liable for any ŠKODA original part defects for a

period of 2 years after sale in accordance with the materials defect liability,

provided that nothing else was agreed in the purchase agreement.

ŠKODA Original accessories

Read and observe   on page 103 first.

If you wish to fit accessories to your vehicle, you should bear in mind the fol-

lowing:
We recommend that you use ŠKODA Genuine Accessories in your vehicle.

ŠKODA AUTO has selected these accessories to ensure that they are reliable,

safe and suitable for your particular vehicle. Although we constantly monitor

the market, we are not able to assess or vouch the suitability of other products

for your vehicle, despite the fact that some products may have operational ap-

proval or may have been approved by a nationally recognised testing laborato-

ry.

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ŠKODA service partners are liable for any ŠKODA Genuine Part defects for a

period of 2 years after installation or delivery in accordance with the materials

defect liability, provided that nothing else was agreed in the purchase contract

or in any other agreements.

Spoiler

Read and observe   on page 103 first.

WARNING

If your vehicle is equipped with a Genuine Accessories spoiler on the front

bumper in combination with the spoiler on the boot lid, the following in-

structions must be observed - otherwise there is a risk of accidents and se-

rious injuries!

The vehicle can only be equipped with a spoiler on the front bumper in

combination with the corresponding spoiler on the boot lid.

A Genuine Accessories spoiler cannot be fitted to the front bumper ei-

ther on its own (without a spoiler on the boot lid) or in combination with an

unsuitable spoiler on the boot lid.

We recommend that you consult the ŠKODA Service Partner for any re-

pairs to or replacement, addition or removal of spoilers.

Improperly conducted work on the spoilers of your vehicle may result in

malfunction.

Component protection

Read and observe   on page 103 first.

Some electronic vehicle components (such as the instrument cluster) are fac-

tory-equipped with component protection. This ensures the functional limita-

tion of these components in a non-legitimate installation in another vehicle

(e.g. after a theft) or operation outside the vehicle.

Airbags

Read and observe   on page 103 first.

WARNING

Modifications, repairs and technical alterations that have been carried out

unprofessionally can cause damage and operational faults, and can also se-

riously impair the effectiveness of the airbag system – risk of accident and

fatal injury!

A change to the vehicle's wheel suspension, including the use of non-ap-

proved wheels and tire combinations, can impair the functioning of the air-

bag system - risk of accident and fatal injury!

WARNING

No changes may be made to airbag system components, the front bump-

er and the bodywork.

Any work on the airbag system including the installation and removal of

system components due to other repair work (e.g. removal of the steering

wheel) must only be carried out by a specialist garage.

Do not manipulate individual parts of the airbag system, as this might re-

sult in the airbag being deployed.

If the airbag has been deployed, the airbag system must be replaced.

WARNING

The airbag system operates using pressure sensors located in the front

doors. For this reason, no adjustments may be carried out to the doors or

door panels (e.g. installation of additional loudspeakers). Resulting damage

can impair the functioning of the airbag system - risk of accidents and fatal

injuries! The following guidelines must therefore be observed.

Any work on the front doors and their door panels must be carried out by

a specialist garage.

Never drive the vehicle with the inner door panels removed or with open-

ings in the panelling.

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Trailer operation

Read and observe   on page 103 first.

The vehicle is not approved for towing a trailer. The vehicle is not factory-

equipped with a towing device and it cannot be retrofitted with a towing de-

vice.

WARNING

Never attach a towing device to the vehicle.

Cleaning and care

Introduction

Regular and thorough care helps to retain the value of your vehicle.
The instructions for use on the packaging must be observed when using care

products. We recommend that you use ŠKODA Original Accessories care

products.

WARNING

Vehicle care products may be harmful to your health if not used according

to the instructions.

Always keep the vehicle care products safe from people who are not

completely independent, e.g. children - danger of poisoning!

CAUTION

Do not use any insect sponges, rough kitchen sponges or similar cleaning

products – risk of damaging the paintwork surface.

Do not use aggressive cleaning agents or chemical solvents - danger of dam-

aging the surface to be cleaned.

Note

We recommend that the vehicle is cleaned and maintained at a ŠKODA service

partner.

Car washing

Read and observe   and   on page 105 first.

The best way to protect your vehicle against harmful environmental influences

is frequent washing.
The longer insect residues, bird droppings, road salt and other aggressive de-

posits remain on the paintwork of your vehicle, the more detrimental their de-

structive effect can be. High temperatures, such as those caused by intensive

sun's rays, accentuate this caustic effect.
It is also essential to thoroughly clean the underside of the vehicle at the end

of the winter.

Washing by hand

Wash the vehicle from top to bottom, with a soft sponge or a wash mitt and

plenty of water, and, if necessary, with the appropriate detergents. Wash out

the sponge or washing glove thoroughly at short intervals.
For wheels, door sills and lower areas of the vehicle use a different sponge.
Give the vehicle a good rinse after washing it and dry it off using a chamois

leather.

Automatic Car Washes

The usual precautionary measures must be taken before washing the vehicle

(e.g. closing the windows and the tilt/slide roof etc.).
If your vehicle is fitted with any particular attached parts (e.g. spoiler, roof rack

system, two-way radio aerial etc.) it is best to consult the operator of the car

wash system beforehand.
After an automatic wash with wax treatment, the wiper blades should be

cleaned with cleaning agents specially designed for the purpose, and then de-

greased.

Pressure Washers

When washing the vehicle with a high-pressure cleaner, the instructions for

use of the equipment must be observed. This particularly applies to instruc-

tions regarding the pressure and spraying distance from the vehicle surface.

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