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Skoda Fabia (2019 year). Instruction - part 12

 

 

Start control

Read and observe   on page 185 first.

Basic requirements for start of control

The ACC is activated.
On vehicles with instruction transmission, the second gear or a higher gear is

selected and the current speed is greater than 30 km/h.
On vehicles with automatic transmission the selector lever is in the posi-

tion D/S or in the Tiptronic position and the current speed is higher than 2

km / h.

Start control

Press the button  

» Fig. 224

 on page 187 .

or: Set the lever into the sprung position  

» Fig. 224

 on page 187 .

The ACC takes the current driving speed and performs the control, the warn-

ing light

 illuminates in the instrument cluster.

If the control is started by moving the lever to the position  and should

the speed be stored already, the ACC adopts this speed and executes control.

Note

If control is started at a speed of less than 30 km/h on vehicles with an auto-

matic transmission, the speed of 30 km/h is stored. The speed increases auto-

matically to 30 km/h or is regulated with respect to the speed of the vehicle

ahead.

Stop/resume control

Read and observe   on page 185 first.

Stop control

Set the lever into the sprung position  

» Fig. 224

 on page 187 .

or: Apply the brake.

Control stops, the speed remains stored.

Resume control

Start control 

» page 188

Start control.

Note

Control is also stopped when the clutch pedal is held down for longer than 30

s or the TCS is deactivated.

Setting/changing the desired speed

Read and observe   on page 185 first.

The desired speed can be set or changed using the control lever 

» Fig. 224

 on

page 187.
Setting/changing the speed by increments of 10 km/h at a time () - re-

quirements

The ACC is activated.

Increasing/reducing the speed by increments of 1 km/h at a time (/

- requirements

The ACC is activated.
Vehicle control takes place.

Changing the speed by adopting the current speed () - requirements

The ACC is activated.
The vehicle is moving at a speed other than that which is stored.

Note

If during control the speed is increased by pressing the accelerator, control is

temporarily stopped. Upon releasing the accelerator, control is automatically

resumed.

If during control the speed is reduced by applying the brake, control is stop-

ped. Control needs to be restarted in order to resume 

» page 188

.

If the vehicle is controlled by a lower speed than the stored speed, then 

the current speed is stored by pressing the button again  and the speed is

reduced in increments of 1 km/h.

Setting the distance

Read and observe   on page 185 first.

The ACC allows you to set five distance steps to the preceding vehicle.
The distance is adjustable in a range of 1 to 3.6 s.

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Adjusting the distance in the Infotainment system

In Infotainment in the ACC the Distance: menu item and set the distance

» page 186

Settings in Infotainment.

Adjust the distance with the lever

Set the switch  Adjust in the spring-tensioned position  or  

» Fig. 224

on page 187.

The display of the instrument cluster shows line 

2

 

» Fig. 222

 on page 186,

which indicates the proximity.

Using the switch  on the lever, adjust the line 

2

 to the desired dis-

tance.

Note

If the distance is changed in the Infotainment, the change will only come into

effect after a subsequent activation of the ACC.

Special driving conditions

Fig. 225  Cornering / narrow vehicles or vehicles travelling side by side

Fig. 226  Lane changes of other vehicles / stationary vehicles

Read and observe   on page 185 first.

The following (and similar) situations require special attention and possibly the

intervention of the driver (braking, accelerating etc.).

When cornering

When driving into or driving out of long corners, it could be that a vehicle is

travelling in the adjacent lane and is scanned by the radar 

» Fig. 225

 - . The

host vehicle is then controlled according to this vehicle.

Narrow vehicles or vehicles travelling side by side

A narrow or offset vehicle driving can only be recognized by the ACC if this is

located in the scanning range of the radar 

» Fig. 225

 - .

Other vehicles changing lanes

Vehicles that change onto the lane with a small distance 

» Fig. 226

 - may not

be detected by ACC in good time.

Stationary vehicles

The ACC does not detect stationary objects! When a vehicle detected by the

ACC turns or sheers off and there is a stationary vehicle in front of this vehicle,

» Fig. 226

 -  the ACC does not respond to the stationary vehicle.

Vehicles with special load or special body parts

Other vehicles with a load or with body parts protruding from the sides, back

or top of the vehicle contour may not be detected by the ACC.

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Overtaking and towing

Read and observe   on page 185 first.

When overtaking

When your vehicle is being controlled at a speed that is lower than the set

speed and the turn signal is operated, ACC assesses this situation as meaning

that the driver wishes to overtake. The ACC automatically accelerates the ve-

hicle, thereby reducing the proximity to a vehicle ahead.
If your vehicle changes to the overtaking lane and no vehicle is detected

ahead, ACC accelerates until the set speed is reached and then keeps it con-

stant.
Acceleration can be cancelled at any time by touch on the brake pedal or

pressing the button  on the lever 

» Fig. 224

 on page 187.

Towing a trailer

When towing, or if another accessory is connected to the trailer socket, ACC

control is set with a lower rate. The manner of driving should therefore be

adapted to this limitation.

Malfunctions

Read and observe   on page 185 first.

If ACC is not available, the warning light  appears in the display of the instru-

ment cluster and an appropriate message is shown.

Sensor covered / dirty

If the sensor is dirty or covered, a message indicating that there is no sensor

view appears. Clean the sensor or remove the obstacle 

» page 172

.

ACC not available

If the ACC is unavailable, a message concerning the unavailability appears.

Stop the vehicle, switch off the engine and then start it again. If ACC continues

to be unavailable, seek the assistance of a specialist garage.

ACC fault

With an ACC fault, an error message appears. Seek help from a specialist ga-

rage.

Front Assist

Introduction

The Front Assist (hereinafter referred to as "system") warns you of the danger

of a collision with a vehicle or another obstacle in front of the vehicle, and tries

to avoid a collision or mitigate its consequences by automatically applying the

brakes where necessary.
The area in front of the vehicle is monitored by a radar sensor

» page 172

.

WARNING

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

observed 

» page 172,

   in section Introduction.

The system does not respond to crossing or oncoming objects.

CAUTION

In case of failure of more than one brake light on the vehicle or on the electri-

cally connected trailer, the system becomes unavailable.

Settings in Infotainment

Read and observe   and   on page 190 first.

In the Infotainment, in menu 



, tap in the function surface  → Driver assis-

tance.

Front Assist (ambient traffic monitor. sys.) – Set the assist system for dis-

tance monitoring to the vehicles ahead

Active – Activate/deactivate the assis system

Advance warning - Activate/deactivate and set the distance level at which a

warning occurs

Display distance warning - Activate/deactivate distance warnings

Operation

Read and observe   and   on page 190 first.

The system support is provided in the following manner.

Alerts you about a dangerous proximity to the vehicle ahead.

Warns you of an impending collision.

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Assists with a brake action triggered by the driver.

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

tion is performed.

The system can work only if the following basic conditions are met.

The system is activated.
TCS is activated 

» page 174

.

The vehicle is travelling forwards at a speed of more than approx. 5 km/h.

Note

The system can be impaired or may not be available, for example when driving

in “sharp ”curves or with an ESC engagement 

» page 173

.

Distance warning

Fig. 227 

Instrument cluster display: Distance warning

Read and observe   and   on page 190 first.

The display of the distance warning is for vehicles with MAXI DOT display.
If a safe distance from the vehicle ahead is undershot, the warning light ap-

pears in the display  

» Fig. 227

.

Immediately increase the proximity if the current traffic situation allows

you to do so!
The proximity at which the warning is displayed depends on the current speed.
The warning may occur when driving between about 60 km/h and 210 km/h.

Warning and automatic braking

Fig. 228 

Instrument cluster display: Warning or emergency

braking at low speed

Read and observe   and   on page 190 first.

Emergency braking at low speed

If there is a risk of collision in a vehicle speed range of about 5 km/h to 30

km/h, the system triggers an automatic braking.
With automatic braking, the warning light  

» Fig. 228

appears in the display.

Advance warning

If the system detects a risk of collision, the warning light  

» Fig. 228

appears

in the display and you will hear an acoustic signal.
The pre-warning display can occur in the following situations.

If there is a risk of collision with a moving obstacle at a driving speed range

of approx. 30 km/h to approx. 210 km/h.

If there is a risk of collision with a stationary obstacle at a driving speed

range of approx. 30 km/h to approx. 85 km/h.

With a warning the brake pedal must be pressed or the moving obstacle is

to be avoided!

Acute alert

If the driver does not react to the advance warning when in danger of a colli-

sion with a moving obstacle, the system briefly applies the brake automatically

via an active brake intervention to draw attention to the potential danger of a

collision again.

Automatic Braking

If the driver does not respond to acute warning, the system begins to auto-

matically brake the vehicle.

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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.
The automatic braking interventions can be cancelled by pressing the acceler-

ator pedal or by steering intervention.

Brake assist

If the driver brakes inadequate with an impending collision, the system auto-

matically increases braking force.
The braking assistance only occurs as long as the brake pedal is being firmly

pressed down.

Deactivation/activation

Fig. 229  Buttons/dial: on the operating lever/the multifunction steering

wheel

Read and observe   and   on page 190 first.

The function is automatically activated each time the ignition is switched on.
The system should only be disabled in exceptional cases 

» 

.

On vehicles with the MAXI DOT display, the system can be activated/deactiva-

ted in the main menu 

» page 50

Menu item Assist systems.

Deactivation / activation in vehicles with segment display

Button

» Fig. 229

Action

Operation

A

Hold up / down

Show Front Assist menu item

B

Press

Deactivate/activate system

Deactivation / activation in vehicles with multi-function steering wheel

Button /

dial

» Fig. 229

Action

Operation

C

Press

Show Front Assist menu item

D

Press

Deactivate/activate system

Disable / enable and setting in the Infotainment

In Infotainment, the entire system or the function advance warning and dis-

tance warning can be deactivated/activated

» page 190

Settings in Infotain-

ment.
If the distance-warning function was deactivated before switching off the ig-

nition, it remains deactivated after switching on the ignition.

WARNING

In the following situations, Front Assist should be switched off for safety

reasons.

When the vehicle is being towed away.

When the vehicle is on a rolling test bench.

If an unfounded warning or a system action was taken.

When on a truck, or a car ferry service or similar.

Malfunctions

Read and observe   and   on page 190 first.

If the system is not available, an appropriate message appears in the display of

the instrument cluster.

Sensor covered / dirty

If the sensor is dirty or covered, a message indicating that there is no sensor

view appears. Clean the sensor cover or remove the obstacle 

» Fig. 203

 on

page 172.

System unavailable

If the system is unavailable, a message concerning the unavailability appears.

Stop the vehicle, switch off the engine and then start it again. If the system

still is not available, seek the assistance of a specialist garage.

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Fatigue detection system

The fatigue detection system (hereinafter simply the system) advises the driv-

er to take a break from driving when driver fatigue can be detected based on

the driver's steering behaviour.
The system evaluates the steering behaviour at speeds of 60-200 km/h.
Conditions under which a break from driving is detected by the system

The vehicle is stopped and the ignition switched off.

The vehicle is stopped, the seat belt removed and the driver's door opened.

The vehicle is stopped for more than 15 minutes.

If none of these conditions are met or if the driving style is not changed, the

system recommends a driving break again after 15 minutes.
The system can be activated/deactivated in Infotainment menu 



 →  → Driv-

er assistance menu.

Pause recommendation

The icon appears and the following message for a few seconds in the display

of the instrument cluster  and a message about detected fatigue. An audible

signal is also emitted.

WARNING

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

observed 

» page 172,

   in section Introduction.

For the driving ability is always the driver's responsibility. Never drive if

you feel tired.

The system may not detect all cases where a break is needed.

Therefore, take regular, sufficient breaks during long trips.

There will be no system warning during the so-called micro-sleep.

Note

In some situations, the system can evaluate the steering behaviour incorrect-

ly and therefore falsely display a break recommendation.

The system is designed primarily for use on motorways.

Tyre pressure monitoring

Introduction

The tyre pressure monitoring function (hereinafter known as "system") moni-

tors 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 

» page 41

.

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

pressure and this pressure values are stored in the system.
The tyre pressure valuesare always stored in the system, if one of the fol-

lowing events is present.

Change of tyre pressure values.

Change one or more wheels.

Change in position of a wheel on the vehicle.

The warning light 

 in the instrument cluster.

WARNING

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

observed 

» page 172,

   in section Introduction.

The correct tyre pressure values is always the driver's responsibility. The

tyre pressure should be checked regularly 

» page 217

.

The system cannot warn in case of very rapid loss of tyre pressure, e.g. in

the event of a sudden puncture.

Before storing the tyre pressures they must be inflated to the specified

inflation pressure 

» page 217

. If incorrect pressure values are storedthe

system may not warn even with a tyre pressure that is too low.

CAUTION

To ensure proper system function, the tyre pressure values must be stored ev-

ery 10,000 km or 1x a year.

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Storing the tyre pressure values and Infotainment display

Fig. 230 

Button for storage / screen dis-

play example: a tire pressure

change at the front left is shown

Read and observe   and   on page 193 first.

Procedure for storing the tyre pressure values

Inflate all of the tyres to the specified inflation pressure.

Turn on the ignition and switch on Infotainment.

In the Infotainment, in menu 



, tap in the function surface  Tap → Vehicle

status.

Use the function interfaces   select the Tyre Pressure Loss Indicator menu

item.

Tap the functional surface   interface

» Fig. 230

.

In addition, follow the instructions that appear on the screen.
A message on the screen informs you about the storage of the tyre pressure

values.

Note

When a warning light 

 in the instrument cluster appears, the affected tyre

can be displayed on the infotainment 

» Fig. 230

.

Storing the tire pressure values using the key

Fig. 231 

Button for storing the pressure

values

Read and observe   and   on page 193 first.

Inflate all of the tyres to the specified inflation pressure.

Switch on the ignition.

Press the symbol key  

» Fig. 231

 on the button and hold.

The warning light 

 in the instrument cluster illuminates.

An acoustic signal sounds and the warning light goes out, indicating that the

tyre pressure values have been stored.

Release the symbol key  .

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Towing device and trailer

Hitch

Introduction

The maximum trailer load is dependent on the engine and the vehicle equip-

ment. The valid specification for your vehicle can be found in the technical ve-

hicle documentation, (e.g. vehicle approval documentation, the COC docu-

ment) or at a ŠKODA partner.
Other data (e.g. shown onthe nameplate of the hitch) on provides information

about the test values of the device .

WARNING

Check that the ball head is seated correctly and is secured in the mount-

ing recess before starting any journey.

When the knee-joint bar is not used and properly secured in the receiving

shaft, it is damaged or incomplete, this must not be used - there is a risk of

an accident.

Do not modify or adapt the towing equipment in any way.

Keep the mounting recess of the towing equipment clean at all times.

Such dirt prevents the ball head from being attached securely.

Description

Fig. 232  Carrier for the towing device / tow bar

Read and observe   on page 195 first.

The tow bar is detachable and is located in the storage compartment for the

spare wheel.
Support for the towing device and tow bar 

» Fig. 232

Cover for the mounting recess
Mounting recess
Dust cap
Ball head
Operating lever
Lock cap
Release pin
Key
Locking ball

Adjusting the ready position

Fig. 233  Remove cap from the lock / insert key into the lock

1

2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9

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Fig. 234  Lock unlock / press release bolt and lever and push

Read and observe   on page 195 first.

The tow bar can only be fitted if it is in the ready position.

Grip the tow bar below the protective cap.

Remove the cover 

A

 from the lock in the direction of the arrow 

1

» Fig. 233

.

Insert the key 

B

 into the lock in the direction of arrow 

2

, so that its green

marker points upward.

Turn key 

B

 in the direction of arrow 

3

 so that the red marking is pointing

upwards 

» Fig. 234

.

Push in the release bolt 

C

 in the direction of arrow 

4

 until it stops and si-

multaneously press the operating lever 

D

 in the direction of arrow 

5

 until it

stops.

The operating lever 

D

 remains locked in this position.

Check the setting of the standby position

Fig. 235 

Ready position

Read and observe   on page 195 first.

Correctly adjusted standby position 

» Fig. 235

The operating lever 

A

 is locked in the lower position.

The release bolts 

B

 can be moved.

The red mark on the key 

C

 is pointing upwards.

In the ready position, the key cannot be removed or turned into a different po-

sition. The tow bar is thus set ready for installation.

Assembling the bar ball - Step 1

Fig. 236  Insert ball rod / trigger bolt in the extended state

Read and observe   on page 195 first.

Preparing installation

Remove the cover for the mounting recess

1

 in a downwards direc-

tion

» Fig. 232

 on page 195.

Adjust the ball rod to the ready position 

» page 195

Adjusting the ready posi-

tion.

Fitting

Grip the tow bar from underneath 

» Fig. 236

 and insert into the mounting

recess in arrow direction 

3

 until you hear it click into place 

» 

.

The operating lever 

C

 automatically turns upwards in the direction of arrow

4

 and the release pin 

D

 pops out (both its red and green parts are visible)

» 

.

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If the operating lever 

C

 does not turn automatically, or if the release pin 

D

does not pop out, remove the tow bar from the mounting recess by turning

the operating lever 

C

 downwards as far as it can go. Clean the contact

surfaces on the tow bar and the mounting recess.

WARNING

Carefully remove the cap for the mounting recess 

1

 - there is a risk of

hand injury.

Keep your hands outside the operating lever's range of motion when at-

taching the ball head – there is a risk of finger injury.

Never attempt to pull the operating lever upwards forcibly to turn the

key. Doing so would mean the ball head is not attached correctly.

Assembling the bar ball - Step 2

Fig. 237  Secure the lock and remove key / place cap on lock

Read and observe   on page 195 first.

Turn key 

A

 in the direction of arrow 

1

 so that the green marking is pointing

upwards 

» Fig. 237

.

Remove the key in the direction of the arrow 

2

.

Fit the cap 

B

 on the lock in the direction of the arrow 

3

.

Check that the tow bar is securely attached 

» page 197

.

WARNING

After fitting the tow bar, always secure the lock and remove the key. The

tow bar must not be operated with the key inserted.

Check proper fitting

Fig. 238 

Correctly secured ball rod

Read and observe   on page 195 first.

Correctly secured ball rod 

» Fig. 238

The tow bar must sit securely in the receiving shaft. There must be no play

when “shaken” roughly.
Operating lever 

A

 is located as far up as possible.

The release pin 

B

 is completely exposed (both its red and green parts are

visible).
The key is removed and the cap 

C

 attached to the lock.

Removing the bar ball - Step 1

Fig. 239 

Remove the cap from the lock

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Fig. 240  Insert the key into the lock / unlock the lock

Read and observe   on page 195 first.

No trailer or other accessory is connected to the tow bar. We recommend

putting the protective cover onto the ball head before removing the tow bar.

Remove the cover 

A

 from the lock in the direction of the arrow 

1

» Fig. 239

.

Insert the key 

B

 into the lock in the direction of arrow 

2

, so that its green

marker points upward 

» Fig. 240

.

Turn the key in the direction of arrow 

3

 so that the red marking points up-

wards.

Removing the bar ball - Step 2

Fig. 241 

Release tow bar

Read and observe   on page 195 first.

Removing

Grasp the tow bar from below 

» Fig. 241

.

Push in the release bolt 

A

 in the direction of arrow 

1

 until it stops and si-

multaneously press the operating lever 

B

 in the direction of arrow 

2

 until it

stops.

The ball head is released in this position and falls freely into the hand. If it does

not fall freely into the hand, use your other hand to push it upwards.

Place the cap 

1

 

» Fig. 232

 on page 195 onto the mounting recess.

If the operating lever 

B

 is held firm and not pushed downwards as far as it can

go, it will go back up after the ball head is removed and will not latch into the

ready position. The knee-joint bar will then need to be brought into this posi-

tion before the next time it is installed

» page 195

Adjusting the ready position.

The knee-joint bar must be cleaned before storing in the box with the vehicle

tool always.

WARNING

Never allow the ball head to remain unsecured in the boot. This can cause

damage to the boot upon sudden braking, and could put the safety of the

occupants at risk.

CAUTION

Place the tow bar in the standby position, with the key upwards, and store in

the box - otherwise there is a risk of damage to the key!

Do not use excessive force when handling the operating lever (e.g. do not

step on it).

Vertical load with mounted accessories

Read and observe   on page 195 first.

When using the accessories (e.g. bicycle carrier), the maximum length and the

permissible total weight including load must be considered.
The maximum length of the mounted accessories (from the ball of the towing

device) may not exceed 70 cm.
The permissible total weight of the installed accessory, including its load, cor-

responds to the maximum trailer load on trailers.
This value applies if the center of gravity is at a distance of no more than 30

cm from the towing device ball head.

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If the distance of the centre gravity of the load to the ball head of the tow-

ing device is greater than 30 cm, then the max. permissible total weight of

the accessory, including its load, decreases (e.g. at a distance of 60 cm

from the ball head, the permissible weight decreases by half).

CAUTION

Never exceed the permissible total weight of the accessories incl. load and

maximum length of the accessories – There is a risk of damage to the towing

device.

Note

We recommend that you use the accessories from ŠKODA Original Accesso-

ries.

Using hitch

Trailer (accessory) connect and disconnect

Fig. 242 

Swivel out the 13-pin power

socket, safety eyelet

Connecting / disconnecting

Fit the ball rod.

Grip the 13-pin socket at point 

A

 and swing out in the direction of the arrow

» Fig. 242

.

Remove the protective cap 

3

 

» Fig. 232

 on page 195.

Place the trailer (the accessory) onto the tow ball.

Open the socket cap and insert the plug of the trailer (accessories) into the

13-pin socket 

A

 

» Fig. 242

. (If the trailer / accessories have a 7-pin connec-

tor, use a corresponding adapter from the ŠKODA Original Accessories).

Suspend the breakaway cable of the trailer at the safety eyelet 

B

 (the

breakaway cable must sag in all trailer settings in view of the vehicle).

Uncoupling takes place in reverse order.

Exterior mirrors

You should have additional exterior mirrors fitted if you are not able to see the

traffic behind the trailer using the standard rear-view mirrors.

Headlights

The front of the vehicle may lift up when a trailer (accessory) is being towed

and the headlights may dazzle other road users. Set the range of the headlights

» page 60

.

Power supply of the trailer / accessory power system

In the electrical connection between the vehicle and trailer (accessory), the

trailer (accessories) is supplied with power from the vehicle (with ignition

switched on and off).
With the engine switched off, the vehicle battery is discharged by the connec-

ted consumers.
At low charge state of the vehicle battery, the power supply to the trailer (ac-

cessories) is interrupted.

WARNING

An improperly connected electrical installation of the trailer (accessories)

may result in an accident or serious injury from electrical shock.

Do not make any adjustments to the electrical installation of the vehicle

and the trailer (accessories) - risk of an accident or serious injury from elec-

trical shock.

After the electrical connection between the vehicle and trailer (accesso-

ry) the trailer / accessory lights should be checked for function.

Never use the securing eye to tow - The is a risk of accident!

CAUTION

An improperly connected electrical installation of the trailer (accessories) can

lead to the inoperability of the vehicle electronics.

The total power consumption of all the connected loads to the trailer power

supply must not exceed 350 watts, otherwise there is a risk of damage to the

electrical system of the vehicle.

Loading a trailer

Correct the tyre inflation pressure on the vehicle for “full load”

» page 217

.

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Distribution of the cargo

Distribute the cargo in the trailer in such a way that heavy items are located as

close to the trailer axle as possible. Secure the load from slipping.
The distribution of the weight is very poor if your vehicle is unladen and the

trailer is laden. Drive with particular caution if you cannot avoid driving with

this combination.

WARNING

An unsecured load can adversely affect stability and driving safety signifi-

cantly - there is a risk of accident!

Trailer load

The details given in the vehicle's technical documentation always take prece-

dence over the details in the Owner's Manual.

The permissible trailer load must not be exceeded under any circumstances.

Permissible trailer load - Fabia

Engine

Transmission

Permissible trailer weight, braked (kg)

at gradients up to 12%.

Permissible trailer weight, unbraked (kg)

1.0 l/44 kW MPI

MG

800

540

1.0 l/55 kW MPI

MG

800

540

1.0 l/70 kW TSI

MG

1000

560

1.0 l/81 kW TSI

MG

1100

560

DSG

1100

580

1.6 l/66 kW MPI

MG

1100

550

1.6 l/81 kW MPI

AG

1100

570

Permissible trailer load - Fabia Combi

Engine

Transmission

Permissible trailer weight, braked (kg)

at gradients up to 12%.

Permissible trailer weight, unbraked (kg)

1.0 l/55 kW MPI

MG

800

550

1.0 l/70 kW TSI

MG

1000

570

1.0 l/81 kW TSI

MG

1100

570

DSG

1100

590

1.6 l/66 kW MPI

MG

1100

560

1.6 l/81 kW MPI

AG

1100

580

Towing a trailer

Driving speed

For safety reasons, do not drive faster than 100 km/h when towing a trailer.

Immediately reduce your speed as soon as even the slightest swaying of the

trailer is detected. Never attempt to stop the trailer from “swaying” by accel-

erating.

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Brakes

Apply the brakes in good time! If the trailer is fitted with a trailer brake, apply

the brakes gently at first, then brake firmly. This will avoid brake jolts resulting

from the trailer wheels locking.
On downhill sections shift down a gear in good time to also use the engine as a

brake.

WARNING

Always drive particularly carefully with the trailer.

CAUTION

With frequent towing, the vehicle is excessively loaded so this must also be

checked between service intervals.

Anti-theft alarm system

The alarm is triggered if, with a vehicle with activated anti-theft alarm (herein-

after only warning system), the electrical connection to the trailer (accessory)

is interrupted.
Always switch off the anti-theft alarm system before a trailer (accessory) is

coupled or uncoupled 

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Conditions for including a trailer (accessory) in the anti-theft alarm system.

The vehicle is factory-fitted with an anti-theft alarm system and a towing

device.
The trailer (accessory) is electrically connected to the towing vehicle by

means of the trailer socket.
The electrical system of the vehicle and trailer (accessory) is functional.
The vehicle is locked and the anti-theft alarm system is activated.
The trailer (accessory) is not equipped with LED taillights.

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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.
Compliance with these guidelines and instructions is in the interest of the

roadworthiness and technical condition of your vehicle.

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 202 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 202 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 to the appropriate quality. Adhering to these instructions and guide-

lines 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 202 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 defects in ŠKODA original parts for a

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

the law unless otherwise agreed in the purchase agreement.

ŠKODA Original accessories

Read and observe   on page 202 first.

You should note the following if you wish to fit accessories to your vehicle:
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 defects in ŠKODA Genuine Parts for

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

defect liability legislation, unless otherwise agreed in the purchase contract or

in any other agreements.

Spoiler

Read and observe   on page 202 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 202 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 202 first.

WARNING

Adjustments, repairs and modifications which have been carried out un-

professionally can cause damage, operational faults, and can also seriously

impair the effectiveness of airbag system – there is the risk of an 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.

Cleaning and care

Introduction

Regular and thorough care helps to retain the value of your vehicle.

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