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Skoda Karoq (2019 year). Instruction - part 16

 

 

Fig. 298  Swivel tow bar

Read and observe   on page 252 first.

The pivotable tow bar cannot be removed. Its correct latching in both posi-

tions is indicated by a warning light.

Swing out the tow bar

Pull the switch in the direction of arrow 

1

 

» Fig. 297

 

» 

. The tow bar

swings out in direction of arrow 

2

 and the indicator light 

 in the switch

flashes.

Press the tow bar in the direction of the arrow 

3

, until it audibly clicks into

place. The indicator light 

 inside the switch illuminates.

Swivel tow bar

No trailer or other accessory is connected to the tow bar. A socket or adapter

may not be plugged into the 13-pin socket.

Pull the switch in the direction of arrow 

4

 

» Fig. 298

 . The tow bar is un-

locked and the indicator light 

 in the switch flashes.

Swing in the tow bar under the bumper in the direction of arrow 

5

 until it

clicks into place. The indicator light 

 inside the switch illuminates.

Check latching

If the tow bar is incorrectly locked, the warning light inside the switch flashes

red, after the ignition is switched on an acoustic signal is sounded and an ap-

propriate message appears in the instrument cluster.

WARNING

Take care with the towing device - it may cause injury.

When swinging out the ball rod away from the central area of the rear

bumper, there is a danger of injury to the legs.

WARNING (Continued)

Do not manipulate the switch while a trailer or another accessory is cou-

pled to the tow bar. The tow bar could come loose - risk of accident and

injury.

If the indicator light it supplied the switch does not light or flashes, or if

the tow bar can not engage, then do not use this. Seek help from a special-

ist garage.

Note

When not using the towing device, always swing the tow bar under the bump-

er.

Vertical load with mounted accessories

Read and observe   on page 252 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.
If the maximum trailer load in trailer operation is more than 75 kg, then the

permissible total weight of the mounted accessories including their load must

not exceed 75 kg.
This value applies if the center of gravity is at a distance of no more than 30

cm from the towing device ball head.
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.

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Note

We recommend that you use accessories from ŠKODA Original Accessories.

Using hitch

Trailer (accessory) connect and disconnect

Fig. 299 

Housing of the 13 pin socket,

safety eyelet

Connect / disconnect

Swing out the tow bar 

» page 252

.

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

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

13-pin socket 

A

 

» Fig. 299

. (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 72

Operating the lights

1)

.

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 - 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 275

.

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.

1)

Applies to vehicles with Full LED headlights.

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WARNING

Sliding cargo can significantly adversely affect stability and driving safety -

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 Instruction.

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

Permissible trailer load - Karoq

Engine

Transmission

Permissible trailer weight, braked (kg)

at gradients up to 12%.

Permissible trailer load, unbraked (kg)

1.0 ltr./85 kW TSI

MG

(1200/1500)

a)

660

DSG

(1200/1500)

a)

680

1.5 l/110 kW TSI

MG

(1200/1500)

a)

(680/720)

a)

DSG

(1200/1500)

a)

(690/730)

a)

DSG 4x4

1800

750

2.0 l/140 kW TSI

DSG 4x4

1900

750

1.6 l/85 kW TDI CR

MG

(1200/1500)

a)

(720/750)

a)

DSG

(1200/1500)

a)

(730/750)

a)

2.0 l/105 kW TDI CR

DSG

(1400/1800)

a)

(720/750)

a)

2.0 l/110 kW TDI CR

MG

(1400/1800)

a)

(730/750)

a)

MG 4x4

2100

750

DSG 4x4

2100

750

2.0 l/140 kW TDI CR

DSG 4x4

2100

750

a)

Depending on the scope of vehicle equipment.

Towing a trailer

Driving speed

For safety reasons, do not drive faster than 100 km/h when hitching 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.

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.

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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 

» page 63

.

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 must be observed when

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 are to be car-

ried out only by a specialist garage. Improperly conducted work (including

work on the electronic components and their software) can cause faults -

there is a risk of accidents and increased wear on parts!

We advise you only to use ŠKODA Original Accessories and ŠKODA Orig-

inal Parts which have been expressly approved for use on your vehicle. Reli-

ability, safety and suitability for your vehicle are guaranteed with these.

ŠKODA AUTO cannot assume any liability for products which have not

been approved by ŠKODA even though these may be products with a type

approval or have been approved by a nationally recognised testing labora-

tory.

Vehicle operating under different weather conditions

Read and observe   on page 257 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. They will

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

ing of the vehicle or to prevent damage (e.g. coolant / battery replacement

etc.).

ŠKODA Service Partner

Read and observe   on page 257 first.

All ŠKODA Service Partners operate according to the most recent guidelines

and instructions from ŠKODA AUTO . All service and repair work is therefore

carried out on time and at the appropriate quality. Adhering to these instruc-

tions and guidelines 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 257 first.

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

parts are approved by ŠKODA AUTO. These parts correspond exactly to the

ŠKODA AUTO regulations and are identical to the parts used in series produc-

tion.
ŠKODA AUTO is able to warrant the safety, suitability, and long life of these

products.
ŠKODA Service Partners are liable for any defects of ŠKODA Genuine Parts for

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

unless agreed otherwise in the purchase agreement.

ŠKODA Original accessories

Read and observe   on page 257 first.

If you wish to fit accessories to your vehicle, you should remember the follow-

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

ŠKODA AUTO has selected such 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 for other products, even

though in some instances such parts may have operational approval or may

have been approved by a nationally recognised testing laboratory.

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ŠKODA Service Partners are liable for any defects of ŠKODA Genuine Acces-

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

the materials defect liability, unless agreed otherwise in the purchase agree-

ment or any other agreements.

Spoiler

Read and observe   on page 257 first.

WARNING

If your vehicle is equipped with an original spoiler on the front bumper in

combination with the spoiler on the boot lid, the following instructions

must be observed - otherwise there is a risk of accidents and serious inju-

ries!

The vehicle must always be equipped with a spoiler on the front bumper

only in combination with the corresponding spoiler on the boot lid.

This kind of spoiler cannot be left on the front bumper either on its own,

in combination with another spoiler not on the luggage compartment lid or

in combination with an unsuitable spoiler on the luggage compartment 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 257 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 257 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 tyre combinations, can alter the functioning of the air-

bag system - risk of accident and fatal injury!

WARNING

No changes may be made to parts of the airbag system, the front bumper

and the body.

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 is triggered, the airbag system must be exchanged.

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). The resulting dam-

age can negatively affect the function of the airbag system - there is a risk

of accidents and fatal injuries! The following guidelines must be observed.

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

a specialist garage.

Never drive with removed inner door panels or openings in the panels.

Cleaning and care

Introduction

Regular and thorough care retains the value of your vehicle.

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When using the care product, always observe the instructions on the packag-

ing. We recommend that you use the preservative from the ŠKODA Original

Accessories.

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 - there is a 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 - there is a dan-

ger of damaging the material that is to be cleaned.

Note

We recommend that the vehicle is cleaned and cared for by a ŠKODA Service

Partner.

Washing the vehicle

Read and observe   and   on page 259 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 essential to also thoroughly clean the underside of the vehicle at the end

of the winter.

Washing by hand

Wash the vehicle from top to bottom, if necessary, wash using a soft sponge

or washing mitt and plenty of water with appropriate detergents. Wash out

the sponge or washing glove thoroughly at short intervals.
Use a different sponge for the wheels, door sills and lower vehicle areas.

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 in

an automatic car wash system (e.g. closing the windows and the sliding/tilting

roof etc.).
If your vehicle is fitted with any particular attached parts, such as a 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 blades of the wipers should

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

degreased.

Pressure washer

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

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

tion with respect to the pressure and spray distance from the vehicle surface.

WARNING

When washing your vehicle in the winter: Water and ice in the braking

system can affect the braking efficiency – risk of accident!

Take care when cleaning the underbody or the inside of the wheel wells -

there is a risk of injury on sharp metal parts!

CAUTION

Do not wash the vehicle in direct sunlight, do not exert pressure on the body

while washing. The temperature of the washing water should be max. 60 ° C -

otherwise there is a risk of damaging the vehicle paint.

Before driving through a car wash, fold in the exterior mirrors - there is a risk

of damage.

CAUTION

Washing the vehicle using pressure washers

Do not wash the foils using pressure washers - there is a risk of damage.

Do not aim the water jet directly at the lock cylinders or the door or opening

joints when washing the vehicle in the winter – there is a risk of freezing.

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During cleaning, always keep a sufficiently large spraying distance in particu-

lar from the parking sensors, the reversing camera lens, the external decorative

and protective plastic parts (e.g. roof racks, spoilers, protective strips) and

other vehicle parts made of non-metallic materials, such as rubber hoses or in-

sulation materials – otherwise there is a risk of damage.

When washing the vehicle, do not point the water jet directly at the tow bar

or the trailer socket - there is a risk of seal damage or washing out the grease.

Caring for the outside of the vehicle

Read and observe   and   on page 259 first.

Vehicle compo-

nent

Facts of the

matter

Remedy

Paint

Spilled fuel

Clear water, cloth, (clean as soon as

possible)

No water drop-

lets form on the

paint

Use hard wax (min. twice a year), apply

wax to clean and dry body

Matt paint

Use polish, then preserve (if the polish

does not contain any preservative in-

gredients)

Plastic parts

Soiling

Clear water, cloth / sponge provided

for the intended cleaning agent

Chromed

and anodised

parts

Soiling

Clear water, cloth or cleaning agent

provided for this purpose, then polish

with a soft dry cloth

Foils

Soiling

soft sponge and mild soap solution

a)

Windows

and external mir-

ror glass

Soiling

Wash with clean water and dry using

the intended cloth

Headlights/lights

Soiling

soft sponge and mild soap solution

a)

Reversing camera

Soiling

Wash with clean water and dry with a

soft cloth

Snow / ice

Hand brush / de-icer

Door lock cylinder Snow / ice

De-icer

Vehicle compo-

nent

Facts of the

matter

Remedy

Wiper / wiper

blades

Soiling

Glass cleaner, sponge or cloth

Wheels

Soiling

Clear water, then coat with appropriate

conservation solution

a)

A mild soap solution consisting of 2 tablespoons of natural soap to 1 litre of lukewarm water.

The jack is maintenance-free. If necessary, the moving parts of the jack should

be lubricated with a suitable lubricant.
The towing device is maintenance-free. Coat the ball head of the towing de-

vice with a suitable grease whenever necessary.

Protection of hollow spaces

All the hollow spaces on your vehicle which are at risk from corrosion are pro-

tected for life by a layer of protective wax applied in the factory.
If any small amount of wax flow out of the cavities at high temperatures, these

must be removed with a plastic scraper and the stains cleaned using a petrole-

um cleaner.

Underbody protection

The underside of your vehicle is already permanently protected by the factory

against chemical and mechanical influences.
We recommend having the protective coating underneath the vehicle and the

chassis checked — preferably before the beginning of winter and at the end of

winter.

Product life of the films

Environmental influences (e.g. sunlight, humidity, air pollution, rockfall) affect

the life of the films. Films will age and become brittle – this is entirely normal:

this is not a fault.
Sunlight may also affect the strength of the film colour.
When transporting a load on the roof rack (e.g. roof box or similar), there is an

increased risk of film damage (e.g. of chipping from the secured load).

CAUTION

Vehicle paint

Damaged areas should be repaired as soon as possible.

Do not treat painted parts with or hard waxes.

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Do not polish the paintwork in a dusty environment - risk of paint scratch-

es.

Do not apply any paint care products to door seals or window guides.

Plastic parts

Do not use paint care products.

Chromed and anodised parts

Do not polish the chrome parts in a dusty environment - risk of surface

scratches.

Foils

The following instructions must be observed, otherwise there is a risk of foil

damage.

Do not clean with dirty cloths or sponges.

To remove ice and snow, do not use a scraper or other means.

Do not polish the foils

Do not use a pressure washer to clean the foils

Rubber seals

Do not treat the door seals and window guides with any products - the pro-

tective lacquer layer could be affected.

Windows and external mirror glass

Do not clean the inside of the windows with sharp objects - there is a risk

of damage to the filaments or glass antenna.

Do not use a cloth, which was used to polish the body - this could soil the

window and reduce visibility.

Headlights/lights

Do not dry off the headlights/lights, do not use sharp objects - there is a

risk of damage to the protective coating and subsequent cracking of the

headlight glass.

Reversing camera

The following instructions must be observed, otherwise there is a risk of

camera damage.

Do not remove snow / ice with warm / hot water.

To wash, never use a pressure washer or steam jet.

For cleaning, do not use abrasive cleaners.

Door lock cylinder

Make sure that as little water as possible gets into the locking cylinder

when washing the vehicle - there is a risk of freezing the lock cylinder!

Wheels

Heavy contamination of the wheels can affect the balance of the wheels -

this can result in vibrations and, under some circumstances, can cause pre-

mature wear of the steering wheel.

Removing snow and ice from the windscreens

Fig. 300 

Installation location of the ice

scraper, removing the scraper

Read and observe   and   on page 259 first.

Use a plastic ice scraper for removing snow and ice from the windows and

mirrors. This can be on the inside of the fuel filler flap.

Open the fuel filler flap and slide the scraper in the direction of arrow

» Fig. 300

.

CAUTION

Move the scraper in one direction only, otherwise there is a risk of damage to

the glass surface.

Do not remove snow / ice on the surface that is soiled (e.g. pea gravel, sand,

road salt) - there is a risk of damaging the surface.

Remove snow / ice carefully, otherwise there is a risk of damaging the labels

that have been fitted by the factory.

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Caring for the interior

Read and observe   and   on page 259 first.

Vehicle compo-

nent

Facts of the

matter

Remedy

Natural leather /

Faux leather /

Alcantara

®

 /

Suede /

Fabric

Dust, surface

contamination

Vacuum cleaner

Pollution (fresh)

Water, slightly damp cotton / wool

cloth, if necessary, mild soap solution

a)

,

then wipe with a soft cloth

Stubborn stains Specially prepared detergent

Care (natural

leather)

Treat the leather periodically with a

suitable leather protector and use a

care cream with light blocker and im-

pregnation after each cleaning.

Care (Alcantara

®

suede / fabric)

Remove stubborn hairs using a “clean-

ing glove”

Remove pills from materials with a

brush

Plastic parts

Soiling

Water, slightly damp cloth or sponge,

or cleaning agent provided for this pur-

pose

Windows

Soiling

Wash with clean water and dry using

the intended cloth

Covers of electri-

cally heated seats Soiling

Specially provided cleaning agent

Seat belts 

» 

Soiling

soft cloth and mild soap solution

a)

a)

A mild soap solution consisting of 2 tablespoons of natural soap to 1 litre of lukewarm water.

WARNING

Never clean the seat belts chemically as chemical cleaning products could

destroy the fabric.

Air fresheners and scents can be hazardous to heath when the tempera-

ture inside the vehicle is high.

CAUTION

Natural leather / Faux leather / Alcantara

®

 suede / material

In lengthy periods in bright sunlight, it might be sensible to cover these ma-

terials in order to avoid bleaching.

Fresh stains (e.g. from pens, lipstick, shoe polish etc.) should be removed as

soon as possible.

Ensure that no part of the leather is soaked through during cleaning and

that no water gets into the seams.

Do not clean the roof panelling with a brush – risk of damage to the surface

of the panelling.

Do not use solvents, floor wax, shoe cream, stain remover or similar agents

on Alcantara

®

 suede seat upholstery.

Some clothing fabrics (e.g. dark denim) do not have sufficient colour fast-

ness - this may leave evident marks on upholstery. This is not a defect in the

fabric.

Sharp objects on garments (e.g. zips, rivets, sharp- edged belts) can dam-

age the upholstery fabrics in the vehicle. Such damage cannot be subse-

quently recognised as a justified complaint.

Plastic parts

Do not attach scents or air fresheners to the dashboard – there is a risk of

damage to the dashboard.

Windows

Do not attach any stickers to the filaments or glass antenna - there is risk

of damage.

Covers of electrically heated seats

Do not clean with water or other liquids - there is a risk of damage to the

heating system.

Do not dry by switching on the heating.

Seat belts

Allow to dry before rolling up the seat belts.

Note

During use, the leather and Alcantara

®

 and suede materials may show minor

changes (e.g. folds, discolouration).

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Inspecting and replenishing

Fuel

Introduction

Fig. 301  Label with prescribed fuel / graphic designation of fuel types

The correct fuel for your vehicle is specified on the inside of the fuel filler flap

» Fig. 301

.

The fuel capacity for vehicles with front wheel drive is about 50 litres, and for

vehicles with four-wheel drive about 55 litres, with about 6 litres as reserve.
Graphic name of the fuel types 

» Fig. 301

Unleaded petrol
Diesel
CNG (compressed natural gas)
Percentage of organic

WARNING

Fuel vapours are explosive - can be fatal!

A
B
C
D

CAUTION

Never drive until the fuel tank is completely empty! The irregular supply of

fuel can cause misfiring, which can result in damage to parts of the engine and

the exhaust system.

Immediately remove any fuel that has spilled onto the vehicle's paintwork –

risk of paint damage.

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

the intended weather conditions, please contact a ŠKODA partner. They will

tell you whether the fuel specified by the manufacturer is offered in the ac-

companying country or whether it is permissible to operate the vehicle with

another fuel.

Petrol and diesel refuelling

Fig. 302  Open fuel filler flap / unscrew tank cap / place the tank cap on

the fuel filler flap

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Fig. 303 

Fuel filler tube on vehicles with

diesel engines

Read and observe   and   on page 263 first.

Perform the refuelling under the following conditions.

The vehicle is unlocked.
The ignition is switched off.
The auxiliary heating and ventilation is switched off.

Press the fuel filler flap in the direction of arrow 

1

 and open it in the direc-

tion of arrow 

2

 

» Fig. 302

.

Unscrew the tank cap in the direction of arrow 

3

.

Remove the tank cap and place in the recess on top of the fuel filler flap in

the direction of arrow 

4

.

Insert the pump nozzle into the fuel filler neck as far as it will go, and refuel.

The fuel tank is full just as soon as the pump nozzle switches off for the first

time. Not continue refuelling.

Remove the pump nozzle from the fuel filler neck and put it back in the

pump.

Place the filler cap onto the fuel filler neck and turn it in the opposite direc-

tion to the arrow until it securely engages 

3

.

Close the fuel filler flap until it clicks into place.

Incorrect refuelling guard on vehicles with diesel engines

The fuel filler tube on vehicles with diesel engines has been fitted with an in-

correct refuelling guard 

» Fig. 303

.

If the diesel pump nozzle does not sit directly in the fuel filler tube, move it to

and fro with slight pressure to insert it correctly.
The diameter of the diesel pump nozzle can be identical to that of the petrol

pump nozzle in some countries. When driving in these countries, the incorrect

fuelling protection should be removed by a specialist company.

Unleaded petrol

Read and observe   and   on page 263 first.

The correct fuel for the vehicle is specified on the inside of the fuel filler flap

» Fig. 301

 on page 263.

The vehicle can only be operated with unleaded petrol containing maximum

10% bioethanol (E10).
Unleaded petrol must correspond to the European Standard EN 228 (in Ger-

many DIN 51626-1 or E10 for unleaded petrol with octane number 95 and 91

or DIN 51626-2 or E5 for unleaded petrol with octane number 95 and 98).

Specified petrol 95 / min. 92 and 93 RON/ROZ

We recommend using petrol 95 RON.
Optionally, the petrol 92 or. 93 RON can be used (slight power loss, a slightly

increased fuel consumption).
In an emergency petrol 91 RON can be used (slight power loss, slightly in-

creased fuel consumption) 

» 

.

Unleaded petrol min. 95 RON / ROZ

Use min. 95 ROZ petrol.
In an emergency petrol 9192 or 93 RON can be used (slight loss, a slightly

increased fuel consumption) 

» 

.

Prescribed petrol 98/(95) RON / ROZ

We recommend using petrol 98 RON.
Optionally, petrol 95 RON can be used (slight power loss, a slightly increased

fuel consumption).
In an emergency petrol 9192 or 93 RON can be used (slight loss, a slightly

increased fuel consumption) 

» 

.

CAUTION

The following instructions must be observed, otherwise there is a risk of en-

gine damage and damage to the exhaust system.

If gasoline is used which is lower than the prescribed octane number, then

continue driving at medium engine speeds and minimum engine load. Refuel

using petrol of the prescribed octane number as soon as possible.

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Petrol with a lower Octane count than 91 should not even be used in an

emergency!

If a fuel other than unleaded fuel which complies to the above mentioned

standards (e.g. leaded petrol) is put in the tank by mistake, do not start the en-

gine or switch on the ignition.

CAUTION

Petrol additives (additives)

The unleaded petrol in accordance with the prescribed standards meets all

the conditions for a smooth running engine. Therefore, we recommend that

you do not add any fuel additives to the petrol - there is a risk of engine dam-

age or damage to the exhaust system.

The following additives and auxiliary products may not be used - there is a

risk of engine damage or damage to the exhaust system!

Additives with metal components (metallic additives), in particular with

manganese and iron content.

Fuels with metallic content (e.g. LRP - lead replacement petrol).

Note

Unleaded petrol that has a higher octane number than that required by the

engine can be used without limitations.

The use of petrol with an octane rating higher than 95 RON in does not result

in either a noticeable increase in power nor lower fuel consumption in vehicles

for which unleaded petrol 95/min 92 or 93 RON is specified.

On vehicles using prescribed petrol of min. 95 RON, the use of petrol with a

higher octane number than 95 RON can increase the power and reduce fuel

consumption.

Diesel fuel

Read and observe   and   on page 263 first.

The correct fuel for the vehicle is specified on the inside of the fuel filler flap

» Fig. 301

 on page 263.

The vehicle can only be operated with diesel fuel that complies with the Euro-

pean standard EN 590 (in Germany also DIN 51628, in Austria ÖNORM C 1590,

in Russia GOST R 52368-2005/EN 590: 2004, in India IS 1460/Bharat IV or in

an emergency IS 1460/Bharat III).
The diesel fuel may contain maximum 7% biodiesel (B7 - In Germany in ac-

cordance with DIN 52638, in Austria ÖNORM C 1590, in France EN 590).

Operating under different weather conditions

Use only diesel in accordance with the current or expected weather condi-

tions. Ask the petrol station personnel whether the diesel fuel offered corre-

sponds to these conditions.

CAUTION

The following instructions must be observed, otherwise there is a risk of en-

gine damage and damage to the exhaust system.

If a different fuel other than diesel fuel, which complies to the above men-

tioned standards (e.g. petrol) is put into the tank, do not start the engine or

switch on the ignition!

The biofuel RME must not be used!

CAUTION

Diesel fuel additives

The diesel fuel in accordance with the prescribed standards meets all the

conditions for a smooth running engine. Therefore, we recommend that you

do not add any fuel additives to the diesel - - there is a risk of engine damage

or damage to the exhaust system.

AdBlue

®

 and its refilling

Introduction

In order to reduce pollutant emissions from vehicles with diesel engines and

the SCR catalyst, a urea - AdBlue

®

 solution is injected into the exhaust system.

Only use AdBlue

®

 that corresponds to ISO 22241-1 standard. Do not add addi-

tives to AdBlue

®

.

The AdBlue

®

-consumption depends on driving style, the operating tempera-

ture of the system and on the weather conditions.
The AdBlue

®

-tank filling is about 12 litres.

WARNING

AdBlue

®

 can cause skin, eye and respiratory irritation. If your eyes or skin

come into contact with the AdBlue

®

 fluid, immediately wash the affected

area with water. Seek medical assistance if required.

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CAUTION

AdBlue

®

 attacks the surface of some materials (e.g. as painted parts, plastics,

fabrics). Clean the areas affected with AdBlue

®

 using a damp cloth and plenty

of cold water. Remove any dried AdBlue

®

 with warm water and a sponge.

Note

The AdBlue

®

 solution freezes at a temperature of -11° C and lower. The sys-

tem has an automatic heater to ensure the operability at low temperatures.

We recommend purchasing AdBlue

®

 refill bottles from the ŠKODA original

parts.

The working life of the AdBlue

® 

solution is 4 years. If the tank contents are

not used within this period, then this is to be replaced by a specialist garage.

When topping up, do not use AdBlue

®

 for which the shelf life has expired.

AdBlue

®

 is a registered trademark of the VDA. AdBlue

®

 is also known as AUS

32 (Aqueous Urea Solution) or DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid).

Check level

Read and observe   and   on page 265 first.

The AdBlue

®

 level is automatically monitored.

The driving distance that can be driven with the existing AdBlue

®

Tank capacity

as well as indication of the minimum and maximum AdBlue

®

- Refill quantity,

can be displayed using the driving data 

» page 53

.

If the available travel distance that can be completed with the remaining AdBl-

ue

®

 tank capacity drops to about 2400 km, the warning  appears on the in-

strument cluster and a request for replenishment of AdBlue

®

 appears.

If the available travel distance that can be driven with the existing AdBlue

®

 -

tank capacity drops down to 0 km, then no motor start is possible. In this

case, if possible, top up AdBlue

®

 to the maximum fill level.

AdBlue

®

 Refill

Fig. 304  Open fuel filler flap / unscrew tank cap / place the tank cap on

the fuel filler flap

Read and observe   and   on page 265 first.

AdBlue

®

 You can even top up using a fuel nozzle at a petrol station or a refill

bottle, if necessary at a specialist garage.
We recommend when refilling using refill bottles that you use refill bottles

from ŠKODA Original Accessories.
When adding AdBlue

®

 take note of the minimum and maximum AdBlue

®

tank

capacity shown in the display of the instrument cluster together with warning

light  .
Refill AdBlue

®

 under the following conditions.

The vehicle is on a horizontal surface.
The ignition is switched off.

Refilling

Press the fuel filler flap in the direction of arrow 

1

 and open it in the direc-

tion of arrow 

2

 

» Fig. 304

.

Unscrew the tank cap in the direction of arrow 

3

.

Remove the tank cap and place in the recess on top of the fuel filler flap in

the direction of arrow 

4

.

Refill AdBlue

®

 in the neck 

A

 by means of a refill or a fuel nozzle refill (follow

the instructions on the container or the instructions of the petrol station op-

erator).

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The AdBlue

®

 - tank is full when no AdBlue

®

 flows from the refill bottle or as

soon as the correctly operated pump cuts out for the first time. Do not contin-

ue refilling AdBlue

®

.

After refilling AdBlue

®

put the cap on the fuel filler neck and turn in the oppo-

site direction of the arrow 

3

 until it engages.

Close the fuel filler flap until it clicks into place.

Before continuing your journey, switch on just the ignition for 30 s so that

the refilling can be recognized by the system. Only then start the engine.

CAUTION

When refilling AdBlue

®

 Do not exceed the maximum refill quantity specified in

the instrument cluster - there is a risk of damage to the AdBlue

®

systems.

Engine compartment

Introduction

WARNING

Never cover the engine with additional insulation material (e.g. with a cov-

er) – risk of fire!

WARNING

When working in the engine compartment, the following instructions must

be observed - risk of injury or fire. The engine compartment of your car is a

hazardous area!

WARNING

Instructions before beginning work in the engine compartment

Stop the engine and remove the ignition key, on vehicles with the KESSY

system, open the driver's door.

Switch on the parking brake.

For vehicles with manual transmission the lever into the neutral position.

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

position.

Allow the engine to cool.

Never open the bonnet if you can see steam or coolant flowing out of the

engine compartment – risk of scalding! Wait until the steam or coolant has

stopped escaping.

WARNING

Information for working in the engine room

Keep everyone away from the engine compartment.

Do not touch any hot engine parts – risk of burns!

Never touch the radiator fan. The radiator fan suddenly switch on approx.

10 minutes after switching off the ignition!

Do not smoke or use open flames in the vicinity of the engine.

Do not leave any items (e.g. cloths or tools) in the engine compartment.

This presents a fire hazard and the risk of engine damage.

Read and observe the information and warning instructions on the fluid

containers.

WARNING

Information for working in the engine compartment with the engine run-

ning

If it is necessary to work on the engine compartment with the engine run-

ning, then observe the rotating engine parts and electrical plants - it can

be fatal!

Never touch the electric wiring on the ignition system.

Avoid short circuits in the electrical system, particularly on the vehicle's

battery.

CAUTION

Refill only operating fluids of the correct specification - danger of damaging

the vehicle!

Note

Fluids with the proper specifications can be purchased from the ŠKODA

Original Accessories or from the ŠKODA Genuine Parts ranges.

We recommend you have the battery replaced by a specialist garage.

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Open the bonnet and close

Fig. 305  Opening the bonnet

Read and observe   and   on page 267 first.

Open flap

Make sure that the windscreen wiper arms are not folded away from the

windscreen - there is a risk of damage to the bonnet.

Open the front door and pull the release lever below the dash panel in the

direction of arrow 

1

 

» Fig. 305

.

Press the release lever in the direction of arrow 

2

 and the bonnet will be un-

locked.

Raise the bonnet in the direction of the arrow 

3

.

Remove the lid prop in the direction of arrow 

4

 from the holder.

Secure the open flap inserting the end of the post into the opening in the di-

rection of arrow 

5

.

Close the bonnet lid

Lift the bonnet.

Decouple the bonnet support and press into the holder designed to hold it.

Let the engine compartment door drop from about 20 cm in height for it to

lock into place securely.

Check that the bonnet is closed.

If the bonnet lid is not properly closed, the display of the instrument cluster

will show this.

WARNING

Never drive if the bonnet is open - could cause an accident!

Make sure that when closing the engine compartment lid, no body parts

are crushed - there is danger of injury!

CAUTION

When closing the bonnet “do not press down” - there is a risk of damaging the

bonnet.

Engine compartment overview

Fig. 306  Arrangement example in the engine compartment

Read and observe   and   on page 267 first.

Coolant expansion reservoir

270

Engine oil dipstick

269

Engine oil filler opening

269

Brake fluid reservoir

271

Vehicle battery

272

Windscreen washer fluid reservoir

269

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B
C
D

E
F

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