Skoda Karoq (2019 year). Instruction - part 13

 

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Skoda Karoq (2019 year). Instruction - part 13

 

 

Conditions for the system function

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 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. 246

.

The engine is switched off automatically; when moving off, the ignition

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

When stopping, the engine will not switch off for the following reasons,

among others.

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 blower speed, big difference

between the desired and actual interior temperature).

If the engine is shut down automatically and the system detects that the en-

gine is required, such as when the brake pedal is pressed repeatedly, then the

system automatically starts the engine.
More information about the current system status can be displayed in the In-

fotainment screen in menu 



/  →  → display Vehicle status.

If there is a system fault, the following message will appear in the display of

the instrument cluster. Seek help from a specialist garage.

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 shut-down

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 disable / enable system

Fig. 247 

Button for the START-STOP sys-

tem

To deactivate/activate, press the  button 

» Fig. 247

.

When the system is deactivated, the symbol 

 illuminates in the button.

If the system is deactivated, it will be reactivated automatically after the igni-

tion has been switched 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 of the brake pads is dependent on the operating conditions and driv-

ing style. Under difficult conditions (e.g. urban, sporty driving style) the condi-

tion of the brakes should also be checked by a specialist garage between the

service intervals.
The performance of the brakes can be delayed if the brakes are damp, iced up

in winter or if covered in a layer of salt. The brakes are cleaned and dried by

applying the brakes several times 

» 

.

Corrosion on the brake discs and dirt on the brake pads occur if the vehicle

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

» 

.

Before travelling a long distance with a steep gradient, reduce speed and

shift into the next lowest gear. As a result, the braking effect of the engine will

be used, reducing the load on the brakes. If you do have to brake, this should

be carried out at intervals.
Emergency braking display - when an emergency braking is performed, the

automatic flashing of the brake lights are used to alert the traffic behind.
New brake pads must first be “worn in” because these do not initially have the

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

so.
A too low brake fluid level can cause faults in the braking system, the warn-

ing light 

 illuminates in the instrument cluster

» page 42

 Braking system. If

the warning light does not illuminate and an extended stopping distance is re-

quired, then driving should be adapted according to the unknown cause of

fault and restricted braking effect - seek the assistance of a specialist garage

immediately.
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!

During the braking procedure on a vehicle with instruction transmission,

when the vehicle is in gear and at low revs, press the clutch pedal. Other-

wise, the functionality of the brake system may be impaired – risk of acci-

dent!

Do not press the brake pedal if braking is now required. This causes the

brakes to overheat and can also result in a longer braking distance and ex-

cessive wear - risk of accident!

Braking for the purpose of drying and cleaning the brake discs should be

carried out only if the traffic conditions permit. Do not place any other road

users in jeopardy.

Recommendations for new brake pads have to be observed.

When stopping and parking, the parking brake should always be on, oth-

erwise the vehicle could move off - there is the risk of an 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 functionality of the brake system may be impaired – risk of

accident!

Electric parking brake

Fig. 248 

Parking brake button

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Fig. 249  Parking brake operation

Read and observe   on page 206 first.

The electric parking brake (hereinafter referred as a parking brake) replaces

the handbrake. This secures the vehicle when stopping and parking against un-

wanted movement.
The parking brake can be used when the ignition is on or off.

Switching on

Pull the  button in the direction of arrow 

1

 

» Fig. 249

 and hold until the 

symbol in the button and warning light 

 illuminating the instrument cluster.

Automatic shut-off

The parking brake switches off automatically when starting, as long as the

driver's door is closed and the driver has fastened the seat belt.
Should the vehicle start to roll away when starting on a downhill slope, step on

the accelerator or switch on the parking brake.
Turning off the parking brake can be prevented if, before starting, the  but-

ton is pulled and held in the direction of arrow 

1

 

» Fig. 249

. The parking brake

turns off after releasing the button.

Instruction shut-down

With the ignition switched on, press the brake pedal and at the same time

push the  button in the direction of arrow 

2

 

» Fig. 249

.

With the engine running, press either the brake or accelerator pedal and

press the  button in the direction of arrow 

2

.

The 

 symbol in the button and the warning light 

 in the instrument cluster

go out.

Emergency braking function

If, while driving, a fault occurs in the brake system, the parking brake can be

used as an emergency brake 

» 

.

Pull the  button in the direction of arrow 

1

 and 

» Fig. 249

 hold (you hear

an audible signal), the vehicle starts to brake strongly.

The braking process is interrupted when the key is released or the accelerator

pedal is actuated.

WARNING

The emergency brake is to be used only in an emergency when the vehi-

cle cannot be stopped with the brake pedal.

Do not place any objects in the recessed grip for the finger in front of the

parking brake key - the parking brake button could be blocked!

Note

If the vehicle battery is discharged, it is not possible to release the parking

brake. First connect the vehicle first to a power source, such as the battery of

another vehicle 

» page 285

Jump-starting and then turn off the parking brake.

Noise when switching on and off the parking brake is normal and therefore

harmless.

Auto Hold function

Fig. 250 

The Auto-Hold function button

Read and observe   on page 206 first.

The Auto Hold function (hereinafter referred to only as system) prevents the

vehicle from rolling unintentionally when stopped. It is, for example, not neces-

sary to secure the vehicle with the brake pedal or parking brake at traffic

lights.

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For the activation, deactivation and correct functioning of the system, the

following basic conditions are required.

The driver's door is closed.
The engine is running (or has been switched off automatically by the

START-STOP system).
On vehicles with automatic transmission the selector lever is not in mode

N (in this mode, the system is not available).

Stopping and starting

When stopping the system prevents the vehicle from rolling away. The warn-

ing light 

 illuminates in the instrument cluster. The brake pedal can be re-

leased.
The vehicle's brakes are released at the moment of stating off. The warning

light 

 in the instrument cluster goes out.

Should the vehicle start to roll away when starting on a downhill slope, step on

the accelerator or switch on the parking brake.
If the vehicle is secured by the system and the driver's door is opened or the

ignition is turned off, the vehicle is secured by the parking brake to prevent un-

wanted movement.
In this case, the indicator light turns off 

 in the instrument cluster and the

warning light 

 illuminates.

Activation/deactivation

The system is activated/deactivated by means of the  

» Fig. 250

 button.

When the system is activated, the symbol  illuminates in the button.
After switching off and switching on the ignition, the system remains either

activated or deactivated depending on the last setting.

WARNING

The increased stopping and starting comfort brought by the system must

not tempt you to take any safety risks.

The system is not able to stop the vehicle under all circumstances, such

as on icy or otherwise slippery ground, or on gradients.

When stopping and parking always make sure that the vehicle is correctly

secured 

» page 208

Parking.

CAUTION

In some washing systems it is necessary that the vehicle can roll freely. There-

fore, the system must be deactivated before driving through a car wash.

Note

The system is able to secure the vehicle for about 10 minutes, after which the

vehicle will be automatically secured by the parking brake.

Parking

Read and observe   on page 206 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.

Switch on the parking brake.

For vehicles with automatic transmission, place the selector lever in the P

position.

Switch off the engine.

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

Release the brake pedal.

If the parking brake is turned on while on a steep slope, the following message

may be displayed in the instrument cluster. Search for a car park with less of

an inclination.

WARNING

The exhaust system components 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

etc.) There is a risk of a fire and could result in severe injuries!

When leaving the vehicle, never leave people who could, for example, lock

the vehicle or release the brake, unattended in the vehicle - risk of accident

and injury!

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Instruction gear changing and pedals

Introduction

CAUTION

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

pedal – this may lead to gear damage.

Instruction gear changing

Fig. 251 

The shift pattern

Read and observe   on page 209 first.

The gearshift pattern for the individual gear positions is shown on the gear lev-

er 

» Fig. 251

.

The gear shift indicator should be observed when changing gear 

» page 51

.

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

on the clutch.

Engage reverse gear

Stop the vehicle.

The clutch pedal is fully depressed.

Switch the gear lever to N.

Push the shift lever downwards fully to the left and then forward into

R

» Fig. 251

.

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!

CAUTION

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

lever while driving. The pressure from the hand can cause the gear shift mech-

anism to wear excessively.

Pedals

Read and observe   on page 209 first.

The operation of the pedals must not be hindered under any circumstances!
In the driver's footwell, only a footmat (supplied by the factory or from the

ŠKODA Original Accessories) which is secured on the respective attachment

points should be used.

WARNING

No objects should be located in the driver's footwell, otherwise the pedal

operation could be disabled - risk of accident!

Automatic transmission

Introduction

The automatic transmission performs an automatic gear change irrespective

of the engine load, the operation of the accelerator, the vehicle speed and the

selected driving mode.
The modes of the automatic transmission can be adjusted by the driver by

means of the selector lever.

WARNING

Do not use the throttle if the forwards mode has been set using the se-

lector lever prior to starting up - risk of accident!

Never move the selector lever to mode R or P when driving – risk of acci-

dent!

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WARNING (Continued)

If the vehicle stalls, with engine running, in the DSR or Tiptronic mode,

then the vehicle must be prevented from rolling away using the brake ped-

al, or using the Auto Hold function. Even when the engine is idling, the pow-

er transmission is never interrupted - the vehicle creeps.

When leaving the vehicle, the selector lever must always be set to P .

Otherwise, the vehicle could start to move - risk of accident.

CAUTION

If you want to move the selector lever from position N to position D / S

whilst driving, the engine must be running at idling speed.

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

pedal – this may lead to gear damage.

Select selector lever position

Fig. 252 

Selector lever settings / display

Read and observe   and   on page 209 first.

Move the selector lever to change to the following positions 

» Fig. 252

. In

some positions you have to push the locking button 

» page 210

Selector lever

lock.
When the ignition is switched on, the gearbox mode and the currently selected

gear are indicated in the display 

» Fig. 252

.

Parking - the position can be set only when the vehicle is at a standstill

The drive wheels are mechanically locked.
Reverse gear - the position can be set only when the vehicle is at a stand-

still and the engine is at idling speed.
Neutral (idle position) - the power transmission to the drive wheels is in-

terrupted.

P

R

N

Forward mode / sports programme - the gear change takes place in the

position S at higher engine speeds than in mode D
(Sprung position) - choice between positions D and S

If the Sport driving mode is selected with the engine running 

» page 242

Se-

lect the driving mode (Driving Mode Selection) , the transmission is automati-

cally set in the S mode.

E – Economical driving mode

If the driving mode Eco or Individual (engine - Eco) 

» page 242

 is selected and

the selection lever is in the setting D/S, the transmission is automatically set to

mode E. This mode cannot be selected with the selector lever.
The forwards mode is switched up or down automatically in mode E at lower

engine speeds than in mode D.

Selector lever lock

Fig. 253 

Shift lock button

Read and observe   and   on page 209 first.

The selector lever is locked in mode P and N to prevent that the forward driv-

ing is selected accidentally, thereby setting the vehicle in motion.
The selector lever is locked only when the vehicle is stationary and at speeds

up to 5 km/h.
The selector lever lock is indicated by the illumination of the warning 

 light.

Release the gear selector lever from P mode or N

Press the brake pedal and, at the same time, push the lock button in the di-

rection of arrow 

1

 

» Fig. 253

.

To move the selector lever from mode N to D / S only the brake pedal is press-

ed.

D/S

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The selector lever is not locked when quickly moving across the position N

(e.g. from R to D/S). This, for example, helps to rock out a vehicle that is stuck,

e.g. in a bank of snow. The selector lever lock will engage if the lever is in posi-

tion N for more than approx. 2 seconds without the brake pedal being de-

pressed.
If it is not possible to release the gear selector from mode P in the usual man-

ner, then this can be emergency unlocked 

» page 290

.

Note

If you want to switch the selector lever from mode P to mode D/S or vice ver-

sa, move the selector lever quickly. This prevents that you accidentally select

mode R or N.

Instruction shifting of gears (Tiptronic)

Fig. 254  Selector lever/multi function steering wheel

Read and observe   and   on page 209 first.

Tiptronic mode makes it possible to instructionly shift gears with the selector lev-

er or multifunction steering wheel.

Switching to instruction shifting using the selector lever

Push the gear selector from position D/S towards the right, or left in a right-

hand drive vehicle. The current gear is maintained.

Switching to instruction shifting by using the rocker switches under the

multifunction steering wheel

To change gear, pull one of the rocker switches 

-

/

+

 briefly towards the

steering wheel 

» Fig. 254

.

To cancel instruction shift, pull the rocker switch 

+

 towards the steering wheel

for more than 1 s.

If you do not pull one of the rocker switches 

-

/

+

 for a certain time, instruction

shifting of the gears is deactivated automatically.

Changing gear

To shift up, tap the selector lever forwards 

+

 or pull the rocker switch 

+

briefly towards the steering wheel 

» Fig. 254

.

To shift down, tap the selector lever backwards 

-

 or pull the rocker switch

-

 briefly towards the steering wheel 

» Fig. 254

.

The currently selected gear is marked with the letter M in the instrument clus-

ter display.

The gear shift indicator should be observed when changing gear 

» page 51

.

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

over revving.

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.

Start and run

Read and observe   and   on page 209 first.

Starting and temporarily pausing

Firmly depress and hold the brake pedal.

Start the engine.

Press the locking button and move the selector lever to the desired position

» page 210

.

Release the brake pedal and accelerate.

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

short time, such as at cross roads. However, you must apply the brake pedal in

order to prevent the vehicle from rolling away.

Accelerate to maximum speed during the journey (kickdown function)

The kickdown function is applied when the accelerator pedal is pressed down

in the forward mode.
The gear change is adjusted accordingly to reach the maximum acceleration.

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When approaching maximum speed (launch control function)

The launch control function is available in mode S or Tiptronic.

Disable the TCS 

» page 215

Braking and stabilisation systems.

Fully depress and hold the brake pedal with your left foot.

Fully depress the accelerator pedal with your right foot.

Release the brake pedal - the vehicle is running at maximum acceleration.

Driving in neutral (“coasting”)

When releasing the accelerator pedal, the vehicle moves without the braking

effect of the engine.
Operating conditions

The selector lever is in the D/S position.

Driving mode Eco or Individual (Drive: - Eco) is selected 

» page 242

Select

the driving mode (Driving Mode Selection).

The vehicle speed is 20-130 km/h.

No trailer or other accessory is connected to the trailer socket.

The gear is selected again automatically, when you depress the accelerator or

brake pedal or pull one of the rocker switches 

-

/

+

 towards the steering

wheel 

» page 211

Instruction shifting of gears (Tiptronic).

WARNING

Rapid acceleration, particularly on slippery roads, can lead to loss of control

of the vehicle – risk of accident!

Running in the engine and economical driving

Running in the engine

During the first 1,500 km, the driving manner determines the quality of the

running in process on a new engine.
During the first 1,000 km, the engine should not be charged with more than

3/4 of the maximum permitted engine revs and without the trailer.
In the area of 1,000 to 1,500 kilometres, the engine load can be increased up

to the maximum permitted engine speed.

Tips for economical driving

The fuel consumption depends on the driving style, road condition, weather

conditions and the like.

For an economical driving style, the following instructions must be observed.

Avoid unnecessary acceleration and braking.

Observe the recommended gear 

» page 51

.

Avoid full throttle and high speeds.

Reduce idling.

Avoid short distances.

Ensure the correct tyre inflation pressure is maintained

» page 275

.

Avoid unnecessary ballast.

Remove the roof rack when it is not needed.

Only switch on electrical consumers (e.g. seat heating) for as long as they are

needed. In the Infotainment system, in menu 



/  →  → Fuel consumption:,

it is possible to display up to three consumers that are currently making up

the largest share of fuel consumption.

Before switching on, ventilate the cooling system briefly and do not use the

cooling system with open windows.

Do not leave windows open at high speed.

DriveGreen function

Fig. 255 

Display in Infotainment screen

The DriveGreen function (hereinafter referred to as DriveGreen) evaluates the

driving efficiency based on the information respecting the driving style.
DriveGreen can be displayed in the Infotainment screen in menu 



/  → 

→ DriveGreen.

A

 driving liquid display

With the driving is fluid, the display is located in the middle (near the green

dot). When accelerating, the display moves down, and upwards when braking.

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B

“Green leaf”

The greener the leaf, the more economic the driving style. With less economi-

cal driving, the leaf is presented without any green colouring or it can be com-

pletely hidden.

C

 bar graph

The higher the green bars, the more economical the driving style. Each bar

shows the driving efficiency in 5-second steps, the current bar is on the left.

D

 scoring (0 - 100)

The higher the indicated value, the more economical the driving style. When

you tap the function surface 

D

, a detailed assessment showing the driving ef-

ficiency during the last 30 minutes is displayed.
If the trip lasts less than 30 minutes from the start, then the overview will add

the assessment from the previous journey (the bars are shown in dark green).

E

 the average fuel consumption from the start

When you tap the 

E

 function surface, a detailed overview of the average fuel

consumption during the last 30 minutes is shown.
If the trip lasts less than 30 minutes from the start, then the overview will add

the overview of the average fuel consumption from the previous journey (the

bars are shown in dark green).

F

 symbols

The display may show the following four symbols, which give information on

the current driving style.

Economical driving style
The current speed has a negative effect on fuel consumption.
Travelling is not fluid, this is to avoid unnecessary acceleration and braking
Recommended gear

Tips for economical driving

Tap on the 

B

 leave to display tips for economical driving.

Note

Resetting the single-trip memory “Since start” also resets the average con-

sumption 

E

 and the driving assessment 

D

 as well as diagram 

C

.



Avoiding damage to your vehicle

Driving Tips

Only drive on such roads and in such terrain that match the vehicle parameters

» page 300

Technical data as well as your driving skills.

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

travelling in the given terrain.
When travelling off paved roads, we recommend activating Offroad mode

» page 217

.

WARNING

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

and traffic conditions. Too high a speed or an erroneous 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. on parts of

the fuel system or the brake system).

Driving through water

Fig. 256 

Maximum permissible water lev-

el when driving through water

The following must be observed to avoid damage to the vehicle when driving

through bodies of water (e.g. flooded roads).

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

water. The water level must not reach above the lower edge of the lower

brace 

» Fig. 256

.

Drive at a maximum speed of walking pace, otherwise a shaft may form in

front of the vehicle which could enable water to enter the vehicle system

(e.g. in the air induction system of the engine).

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

CAUTION

Water entering the vehicle systems (e.g. the air induction system of the en-

gine) 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.

Assist systems

General information

Introduction

WARNING

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

lieve the driver of the responsibility for driving the vehicle.

The increased safety provision, as well as the increased occupant protec-

tion provided by the assistance systems must not tempt you to take risks -

risk of 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 enable, disable or set the assistance systems when you have the car

fully under control, in every traffic situation - risk of accident!

Radar sensor

Fig. 257 

Installation location of the radar

sensor

Read and observe   on page 214 first.

The radar sensor (hereinafter referred to only sensor) uses electromagnetic

waves to capture the traffic situation ahead of the vehicle. The radar is located

under a cover 

» Fig. 257

.

The sensor is part of the ACC 

» page 235

 and Front Assist 

» page 240

systems.

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The sensor function may be impaired in the event of one of the following sit-

uations arising.

The sensor cover is soiled (e.g. with mud, snow and the like).

The area in front of and around the sensor cover is obscured (e.g. by labels,

auxiliary headlights and the like(.

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

In exceptional cases, the sensor may be covered in the area beneath the cov-

er, e.g. due to snow.

If the sensor cover or the sensor is dirty or covered, a message to that effect

from the ACC system 

» page 239

Malfunctions or Front Assist 

» page 242

,

Malfunctions system appears in the instrument cluster display.

WARNING

If you suspect that the sensor is damaged, deactivate the ACC system

and Front Assist system

» page 237

» page 242

. Have the sensor checked by

a specialist garage.

A collision or damage in the front or lower area of the vehicle could affect

the sensor function - there is risk of accident! Have the sensor checked by

a specialist garage.

Do not cover the area in front of and around the sensor cover. This can

lead to impaired function of the sensor - risk of accident!

CAUTION

Remove snow with a brush and ice with a solvent-free de-icer from the sensor

cover.

Braking and stabilisation systems

Introduction

The brake and stabilization systems are automatically activated each time the

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

» page 41

Warning lights.

WARNING

Please take note of the general points relating to the use of assistance sys-

tems 

» page 214,

   in section Introduction.

Stability Control (ESC)

Read and observe   on page 215 first.

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

starts to skid) by the braking the individual wheels to maintain the direction.
During an ECS intervention, the warning light 

 flashes in the instrument clus-

ter.

ESC Sport

Fig. 258 

ESC Sport / ASR system button

Read and observe   on page 215 first.

ESC Sport allows for a sportier driving style. With ESC Sport switched on, in

the event of light oversteer or understeer of the vehicle, no ESC interventions

take place and the ASR is so limited that the drive wheels can spin.

Activation

Press and hold down the  

» Fig. 258

 button.

or: In the infotainment system, in menu 



/  tap on function surface  →

ESC system: → ESC Sport.

With activation the warning light 

 lights up in the instrument cluster and an

appropriate message is displayed in the instrument cluster.

Deactivation

Press the  

» Fig. 258

 button.

or: In the infotainment system, in menu 



/  tap on function surface  →

ESC system: → Activated.

With deactivation the warning light 

extinguishes in the instrument cluster

and an appropriate message is displayed in the instrument cluster.

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Anti-lock brake system (ABS)

Read and observe   on page 215 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 215 first.

The MSR prevents the blocking tendency of the drive wheels when shifting

down or with an abrupt deceleration (e.g. on icy or otherwise slippery road

surfaces).
If the drive wheels lock, the engine speed is automatically increased. This re-

duces the braking effect of the engine, and the wheels can rotate freely again.

Traction control (ASR)

Read and observe   on page 215 first.

The ASR prevents spinning of the drive wheels. TCS reduces the drive power

transmitted to the wheels in the case of slipping wheels. Thus, for example,

driving on road surfaces with low grip is made easier.
During a TCS intervention, the indicator light 

 flashes in the instrument clus-

ter.

Deactivation

Press the  

» Fig. 258

 on page 215 button.

or: In the infotainment system, in menu 



/  tap on function surface  →

ESC system: → ASR off.

With deactivation the warning light 

 lights up in the instrument cluster and

an appropriate message is displayed in the instrument cluster.

Activation

Press the  

» Fig. 258

 on page 215 button.

or: In the infotainment system, in menu 



/  tap on function surface  →

ESC system: → Activated.

With activation the warning light 

extinguishes in the instrument cluster and

an appropriate message is displayed in the instrument cluster.

The TCS should normally always be enabled. The system should be deactivated

only in the following situations, for example.

When driving with snow chains.

When driving in deep snow or on a very loose surface.

When it is necessary to “rock” a car free when it has become stuck.

Electronic Differential Lock (EDL and XDS)

Read and observe   on page 215 first.

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

brakes the spinning wheel, if necessary, and transmits the driving force to the

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

traction under each wheel of the driven axle.
EDL switches off automatically 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.
XDS+ is an extension to the electronic differential lock (EDL). The XDS+ re-

sponds to the release of pressure on the wheels during fast cornering by

means of a braking intervention on the wheel on the inside of the corner on

the driven axle. By decelerating the individual wheels, this prevents the vehicle

from over-steering or understeering. This has a positive effect on the driving

stability and steerability of the vehicle.

Active steering assist (DSR)

Read and observe   on page 215 first.

In critical situations, the DSR provides the driver with a steering recommenda-

tion in order to stabilise the vehicle. DSR is activated, for example, on the right

and left vehicle side when braking sharply on different road surfaces.

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Brake Assist (HBA)

Read and observe   on page 215 first.

The HBA increases the braking effect and helps to reduce the braking dis-

tance.
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 deactivated when the brake pedal is re-

leased.

Hill Start Assist

Read and observe   on page 215 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.

Multicollision brake (MCB)

Read and observe   on page 215 first.

MCB helps to decrease speed after a collision by means of automatic braking

interventions and to stabilise the vehicle. This reduces the risk of a subsequent

crash due to uncontrolled vehicle movement.
The automatic brake interventions can take place only if the following condi-

tions are met.

There was a front, side and rear-end collision of a certain severity.
The impact speed was greater than approx. 10 km/h.
The brakes, the ESL and other required electrical systems remain function-

al after impact.
The accelerator pedal is not actuated.

Trailer stabilisation system (TSA)

Read and observe   on page 215 first.

The TSA helps the combination stable in situations where the trailer sways and

then the whole trailer combination.
TSA brakes the individual wheels of the towing vehicle in order to damp the

rocking motion of the entire vehicle combination.
The following conditions are required for the correct TSA function.

The trailer was shipped from the factory or purchased from the ŠKODA

genuine accessories.
The trailer is electrically connected to the towing vehicle via the trailer

socket.
The parking aid is activated.
The speed is greater than 60 km/h.

Further information 

» page 252

Towing device and trailer.

Offroadmode

Introduction

Offroad mode includes functions that help to overcome routes that are diffi-

cult to navigate when travelling on non-paved roads.
But even with offroad mode activated, your vehicle is never a true SUV.

WARNING

Please take note of the general points relating to the use of assistance sys-

tems 

» page 214,

   in section Introduction.

CAUTION

Offroad mode is not designed for use on common roads.

All four wheels must be fitted with the same tyres approved by

ŠKODA AUTO to ensure Offroad mode operates correctly.

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Function

Fig. 259  Offroad button / Infotainment screen: Display with automatic

activation

Read and observe   and   on page 217 first.

Offroad mode intervenes at a speed up to 30 km/h.
We recommend that you activate the Offroad mode for every trip on non-

paved roads.

To activate/deactivate press the  button 

» Fig. 259

 - .

During activation the warning light for Offroad mode  in the instrument

cluster and for the Hill Descent Assistant  illuminate, In the Infotainment

screen display, the Offroad mode indication is displayed 

» Fig. 259

 - .

The following functions are integrated into Offroad mode.

Hill descent assistant 

» page 218

ESC Offroad 

» page 219

ASR Offroad 

» page 219

EDS Offroad 

» page 219

ABS Offroad 

» page 219

Note

If the engine is “stalled” while travelling in Offroad mode, you should check af-

ter engine re-start to see if Offroad mode is still enabled. It may need to be

activated again.

Hill Descent Assist

Read and observe   and   on page 217 first.

The hill descent assistant (hereinafter referred to as assist system), with its au-

tomatic braking action on all wheels, ensures a constant speed is maintained

on a steep slope when driving forwards and reversing.
During an intervention, the white warning light  in the instrument cluster

lights up.
The assist system is automatically engaged under the following conditions.

The engine is running.
Offroad mode is activated.
The slope is at least 10 %.
Neither the accelerator nor the brake pedal is pressed.

Assistant off / on in Infotainment

In the infotainment system, in menu 



/  tap on function surface  .

The state of the assist system is indicated by the colour of the functional sur-

face  in the infotainment screen.

Function

surface

Colour

Meaning

grey

Assist system is not active (Offroad mode is not

enabled)

White

Assist system off (with Offroad mode enabled)

Orange

Assist system is ready to intervene (with Offroad

mode enabled)

Driving speed

Initiate the downhill descent at a reasonable speed of approx. 2 - 30 km/h, the

assist system constantly maintains this speed as you travel downhill.
If a forwards or reverse gear is engaged on vehicles with a manual transmis-

sion, the speed must be high enough to avoid “stalling the engine”.
The driving speed can be changed by pressing the brake or accelerator pedal.

Engagement of the assist system is resumed after the pedal is released.

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WARNING

For the correct operation of the assistant the road surface must be suffi-

ciently adherent. The assistant cannot properly fulfil its function on slushy

soil due to physical reasons (e.g. ice or mud). - there is a risk of an accident!

ESC Offroad

Read and observe   and   on page 217 first.

ESC Offroad makes driving on dirt roads easier, as no ESC interventions occur

when the vehicle is slightly over or under steered.

ASR Offroad

Read and observe   and   on page 217 first.

TCS Offroad makes starting and driving on an unpaved surface easier as it par-

tially allows wheel-spin.

Note

When disabled, TCS 

» page 216

 Offroad mode works without the support of

TCS Offroad.

EDS Offroad

Read and observe   and   on page 217 first.

EDS Offroad supports the driver when driving on a surface with different grip

under the drive wheels or when driving over bumps.
A spinning wheel or wheels are braked earlier and with more force than with

the intervention of the standard EDS system.

ABS Offroad

Read and observe   and   on page 217 first.

ABS Offroad supports the driver when braking on an unpaved surface (e.g.

gravel, snow etc.).
The system generated by a controlled locking of the wheels braked wheel be-

fore a “wedge” of piled material, which shortens the braking distance.

Maximum system efficiency is achieved when the front wheels are in the

straight ahead position.

Offroad in Infotainment

Fig. 260 

Offroad Infotainment display

Read and observe   and   on page 217 first.

The display of Offroad mode in Infotainment is used to evaluate the current

driving situation.

To display in the Infotainment menu 



/  Tap on the function surface →

 → Offroad .

A swipe of the finger vertically across the screen allows three of the following

displays 

A

 to be shown 

» Fig. 260

.

Compass (applies to the Amundsen and Columbus Infotainment)

Altimeter (applies to the Amundsen and Columbus Infotainment)

Steering angle display

Coolant temperature display

Oil temperature display

Parking aid (ParkPilot)

Introduction

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

Infotainment screen when manoeuvring around obstacles in the vicinity of the

vehicle.

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WARNING

Please take note of the general points relating to the use of assistance

systems 

» page 214,

   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 detected by the system sen-

sors.

Before reversing, make sure that there are is not any small obstacle, such

as a rock, thin post etc., in front of or behind your vehicle. Such obstacles

may not be recognised by the system sensors.

CAUTION

Keep the system sensors 

» Fig. 261

 on page 220 clean, snow-and ice-free

and do not cover with any objects of any kind, otherwise the system function-

ing may be impaired.

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

temperatures, etc.), the system function may be limited - “incorrect recogni-

tion of obstacle”.

Accessories fitted to the vehicle rear, such as bicycle carriers, can impair the

system function.

Settings in Infotainment

Read and observe   and   on page 220 first.

In the infotainment system, in menu 



/  tap on function surface  → Park-

ing and manoeuvring.

ParkPilot - Settings for the parking aid

Activate automatically - Activate/deactivate the compact parking aid display

(when driving forward)

Front volume - Adjust the volume of the beeps for obstacle detection in front

Front tone setting - Setting the pitch of the beeps for obstacle detection in

front

Rear volume - Set the volume level of the beeps for the rear obstacle detec-

tion

Rear tone setting - Setting the pitch of the beeps for the rear obstacle detec-

tion

Entertainment fading while parking – Lowers the audio volume (e.g. radio vol-

ume) with activated parking aid

Manoeuvre braking - Activation / deactivation of the automatic emergency

braking

Operation

Fig. 261  Installation location of the sensors on the left side of the vehi-

cle: front / rear

Fig. 262 

Sampled areas and range of the

sensors

Read and observe   and   on page 220 first.

The system uses ultrasound waves to calculate the distance between the

bumper and an obstacle. The ultrasonic sensors are, depending on vehicle

equipment,, located in the back or in the front bumper 

» Fig. 261

.

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