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Online Services

ŠKODA Connect

Service package“ŠKODA Connect”

The “ŠKODA Connect” online services extend the vehicle and Infotainment

functions with the “Care Connect” and “Infotainment Online” service pack-

ages.
“ŠKODA Connect” online services are not included in the vehicle delivery. Their

order is made separately via the website “ŠKODA Connect Portal” 

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Website “ŠKODA Connect Portal”. Rights and obligations of the Parties with

respect to the provision of these services are governed by a separate agree-

ment.

“Care Connect” online services

“Care Connect” services include the following features.

Emergency, information and breakdown call.

Proactive service offering to connect with your ŠKODA service partner.

Remote access to the vehicle using the “ŠKODA Connect” application and

the “ŠKODA Connect Portal” website.

For “Care Connect”Services functionality, the vehicle must be within range of a

mobile network through which the “Care Connect”Services are provided.

“Infotainment Online” online services

The “Infotainment Online” services extend the Infotainment functions, e.g.

with the following functions.

Weather forecast.

Filling station search with information on fuel prices.

Online traffic information.

Online destination search.

The Infotainment must be connected to the Internet for the “Infotainment

Online” Services to work

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Terms of use and availability of services

Current “conditions for the use of the user account” incl. “declaration on the

protection of personal data” can be found on the “ŠKODA Connect Portal”

website 

» page 12

Website “ŠKODA Connect Portal”.

The availability of the services is dependent on the type of vehicle and on the

type of Infotainment system installed in the vehicle. Some services are availa-

ble only in certain countries.

Note

The availability of the services listed always refers to the period of validity of

the contract. During this period of validity, interim content changes to these

services are possible.

“ŠKODA Connect” website

Fig. 5  Starting the ŠKODA Connect website

The “ŠKODA Connect” website contains information about the online services

and their functions, access to the “ŠKODA Connect Portal” website, as well as

the option to download the “ŠKODA Connect” application.
The “ŠKODA Connect” website can be opened by scanning the QR code

» Fig. 5

 or by entering the following address in your web browser.

http://go.skoda.eu/connectivity

User and vehicle registration, activation of online services

Website “ŠKODA Connect Portal”

Fig. 6  Starting the ŠKODA Connect Portal website

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The use of the “ŠKODA Connect” online services requires prior user and vehi-

cle registration on the “ŠKODA Connect Portal” website as well as activation

of online services in the Infotainment system.

The “ŠKODA Connect Portal” website can be opened by scanning the QR code

» Fig. 6

 or by entering the following address in your web browser.

http://go.skoda.eu/connect-portal

Information on registering for and activating online services

Fig. 7  Instruction video on how to register for and activate services

Fig. 8  Electronic version of the instructions for registration and activa-

tion of services

Instruction video on how to register for and activate services

Registration and activation are carried out in accordance with the instruction

video.
The instruction video can be opened by scanning the QR code 

» Fig. 7

 or enter-

ing the following address into the web browser.

http://go.skoda.eu/connect-video

Electronic version of the instructions for registration and activation of

services

Current information on registration and activation of Online Services can be

found in the electronic version of the instructions for the Online Services on

the “ŠKODA Connect” website.
The electronic version of the instructions can be opened by scanning the QR

code 

» Fig. 8

 or by entering the following address in the web browser.

http://go.skoda.eu/connect-instruction

Note

For help with registration, activation as well as the Internet connection, please

contact a ŠKODA service partner.

Activation in Infotainment

Turn on the ignition and switch on Infotainment.

Press the 



 button, then tap on function surface  → ŠKODA Connect (Online

Services) → Registration.

Enter and confirm the registration PIN code received during user and vehicle

registration on the “ŠKODA Connect Portal” website.

Wait until the message Registration complete. is displayed (can take several mi-

nutes)

Confirm the message.

Note

Availability of a GPS signal and a mobile network is required for activation.

In vehicles that only have “Infotainment Online” Services, a GPS signal must

be available and the Infotainment must be connected to the Internet for acti-

vation.

The list of services can be displayed 

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Display of service manage-

ment.

Deleting/switching the vehicle user

Deleting the user

Turn on the ignition and switch on Infotainment.

Press the 



 button, then tap on function surface  → ŠKODA Connect (Online

Services) → Registration.

Tap the function surface Delete owner → Delete and confirm the delete process.

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Changing the user

Turn on the ignition and switch on Infotainment.

Press the 



 button, then tap on function surface  → ŠKODA Connect (Online

Services) → Registration.

Tap the function surface New owner → Transfer ownership.

Enter and confirm the registration PIN code received during registration of

the new user and during vehicle registration on the ŠKODA Connect Portal

website.

If necessary, confirm the change of user by tapping the function surface

Change main users.

Note

By deleting the registered vehicle in the user account on the “ŠKODA Connect

Portal” website, the user is also deleted in the Infotainment system.

Managing online services

Display of service management

In Services Management, it is possible to display information about the online

services, the validity of their license, or to switch the services on/off.

Turn on the ignition and switch on Infotainment.

Press the 



 button, then tap on function surface  → ŠKODA Connect (online

services) → Services Management.

To display the designations and the status of the services, select the de-

sired service.

For detailed information about the service tap the function surface  .

To switch the services on/off, tap the function surface with “Checkbox”.

Switch online services on/off in infotainment

Switching Private mode function on/off

By switching the Private mode function on, the services relating to sending vehi-

cle information and personal data, which are essential for the provision of serv-

ices, are deactivated.

Press the 



 button, then tap on function surface  → ŠKODA Connect (online

services) → Services Management → Private mode.

Switching “Care Connect” services on/off

By switching the “Care Connect” services off, the services relating to sending

vehicle information and personal data, which are essential for the provision of

services, are deactivated.

Press the 



 button, then tap on function surface  → ŠKODA Connect (online

services) → Services Management → Care Connect.

Switching “Infotainment Online” services on/off

Press the 



 button, then tap on function surface  → ŠKODA Connect (online

services) → Services Management → Infotainment Online.

Note

The emergency call remains fully functional after activation of the Private mode

function or after deactivation of “Care Connect” services. The functions of the

information and breakdown call are limited.

Online services at ŠKODA Switch service partner off/on

Fig. 9 

Sticker with the information

about the switched off online

services

It is possible to have the online services switched off/on exclusively by a

ŠKODA service partner.
After turning off the online services, none of the “ŠKODA Connect” online

services are functioning.
To inform the vehicle user that the “ŠKODA Connect” online services, including

the emergency call are out of order, the service partner applies the the sticker

» Fig. 9

 at a visible point in the vehicle (eg at the roof cladding). This Sticker

should not be removed for as long as the online services are off.

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CAUTION

It should be noted that the emergency, information and panning call is not

available after switching off the online services. For this reason, no auto-

matic emergency call is made in the event of a serious car accident.

Status Symbols of Online Services

Fig. 10 

Status symbols of online serv-

ices

In the Infotainment 

» Fig. 10

 status line, information on the status of the Online

Services is displayed.

The “ŠKODA Connect” online services are available. At the same time the

symbol of the connected network type can be displayed.
The connection to the “ŠKODA Connect” online services is being estab-

lished.
Localisation services are restricted or disabled. Detailed information about

online services can be displayed 

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Display of service management.

Localisation services are enabled. Detailed information about online serv-

ices can be displayed 

» page 14

Display of service management.

localisation services

For the complete functionality of some online services, activated localisation

services are required.
Localisation services include, for example, information on the last parking posi-

tion, area notification or speed notification.
When localisation services are active, one of the following symbols will be dis-

played in the status line in the Infotainment screen 

D

 

» Fig. 10

.

A

B

C

D

Emergency call

Fig. 11  Emergency call button

Automatic start of a call with the emergency call centre

In the event of an accident, a call is automatically started with the emergency

call centre. The emergency call centre simultaneously receives information on

the accident, e.g. the location and severity of the accident, the number of oc-

cupants with fastened seatbelts and the vehicle identification number (VIN).

Instruction start of a call with the emergency call centre

Press and hold the 

B

 

» Fig. 11

 button.

In the Infotainment screen or on the instrument cluster display, confirm the

connection setup.

The call can be started instructionly, for example, if you are reporting an accident

in which you were not directly involved.

The system status is displayed after the ignition is switched on, by the illumi-

nation of warning lamp 

A

 

» Fig. 11

.

Green - the system is functional.

Red - there is a fault in the system.

Not illumiated - the system is switched off 

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Note

The emergency service is functional even without user registration and activa-

tion of services.

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“Care Connect” Services

Proactive service

Fig. 12  Buttons and warning lights of the Care Connect services

The proactive service provides an overview of the technical status of your ve-

hicle and on any due service events. It is also possible to establish a connection

to the information or breakdown call centre.

Buttons and warning lights of “Care Connect”services 

» Fig. 12

Warning light for system status.
Press this button to establish a call to the information number in the

event of problems with the online services or for information regarding

the products and services of the ŠKODA brand.
Press this button to establish a call to the breakdown number in the event

of a breakdown.

The system status is displayed after the ignition is switched on, by the illumi-

nation of warning lamp 

A

 

» Fig. 12

.

Green - the system is functional.

Red - there is a fault in the system.

Note

The availability of the services listed always refers to the period of validity of

the contract. During this period of validity, interim content changes to these

services are possible. Current information can be found on the “ŠKODA

Connect” website

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A
B

C

Remote access to the vehicle

Fig. 13  ŠKODA Connect application

With the remote access to the vehicle service, you can access some vehicle

functions via the “ŠKODA Connect Portal” website or the “ŠKODA Connect”

application installed on your mobile device.
After entering the following address into the web browser, the website is

opened with information on the ŠKODA mobile applications.
http://go.skoda.eu/service-app

Installing the “ŠKODA Connect” mobile application

Scan the QR code 

» Fig. 13

 .

Remote access to the vehicle includes, for example, the following services.

Driving data.

Vehicle condition.

Last parking position.

Vehicle unlocking and vehicle locking.

Note

The availability of the services listed always refers to the period of validity of

the contract. During this interim period of validity, content changes of these

services are possible. Current information can be found on the “ŠKODA

Connect” website

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“Infotainment Online” services

Main menu and overview of services

Applies to Infotainment Amundsen.

Fig. 14 

Main menu

These services extend the functionality of the Internet-connected Infotain-

ment.
To display the main menu 

» Fig. 14

, press the button 



, the tap the function

surface  .

News from the RSS channels set in the user profile on the “ŠKODA

Connect Portal” website
Online search for filling stations with information on fuel prices 

» page 141

Online search for car parks with information on free parking spaces

» page 141

Weather forecast near the vehicle position, the destination of the route or

in the vicinity of the selected location
Online destination search 

» page 139

Import of the destinations created in the user profile on the “ŠKODA

Connect Portal” website 

» page 145

Import of the routes created in the user profile on the “ŠKODA Connect

Portal” website 

» page 152

Online import of POI Categories 

» page 137

Conditions for the use of Online Services
Settings of Online Services 

» page 100

For more information on the available services, see the “ŠKODA Connect”

website

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Note

The availability of the services listed always refers to the period of validity of

the contract. During this interim period of validity, content changes of these

services are possible. Current information can be found on the “ŠKODA

Connect” website

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Safety

Passive Safety

General information

Introduction

In this section of the instructions you will find important information on the

subject of passive safety. We have combined everything here which you

should be familiar with, for example, regarding seat belts, airbags, safety of

children and anything similar.
Other important safety information can also be found in the subsequent sec-

tions of this Owner's Instruction. The Owner's Instruction should therefore always be

kept in the vehicle.

Before setting off

For your own safety and the safety of the people travelling with you, please

pay attention to the following points before setting off.

Check the lights and turn signal lights are functioning correctly.

Check the wiper function and the wiper blades for wear. Check the wind-

screen washer fluid level.

Ensure that all of the windows offer good visibility to the outside.

Adjust the rear-view mirror so that vision to the rear is guaranteed. Ensure

that the mirrors are not covered.

Check the tyre inflation pressure.

Check the engine oil, brake fluid and coolant level.

Secure all items of luggage.

Do not exceed the permissible axle loads and permissible gross weight of the

vehicle.

Close all doors as well as the bonnet and boot lid.

Ensure that no parts and components are visibly loose in the vehicle.

Ensure that no objects can obstruct the pedals.

Protect children using a suitable child seat 

» page 28

Transporting children

safely.

Adopt the correct seated position. Tell your passengers to assume the cor-

rect seated position 

» page 18

Correct and safe seating position.

Driving safety

For safety in traffic, the following precautions must be observed.

Do not become distracted from concentrating on the traffic situation, (e.g.

by your passengers or mobile phone calls).

Never drive when your driving ability is impaired, (e.g. due to medication, al-

cohol, drugs or similar).

Keep to the traffic regulations and the permissible speed limit.

Always adjust the driving speed to the road, traffic and weather conditions.

Take regular breaks on long journeys (at least every two hours).

Correct and safe seating position

Introduction

Always assume the correct seated position before setting off and do not

change this position while driving. Also advise your passengers to adopt the

correct seated position and not to change this position while the car is moving.
The following list contains instructions for the Passenger which, if not ob-

served, may cause serious injuries or death.

Do not lean against the dash panel.

Do not put your feet on the dash panel.

The following list contains instructions for all Passengers which, if not ob-

served, may cause serious injuries or death.

Do not sit only on the front part of the seat.

Do not sit facing to one side.

Do not lean out of the window.

Do not put your limbs out of the window.

Do not put your feet on the seat cushion.

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WARNING

The adjustable seats and all head restraints must be adjusted to match

the body size at all times and the seat belt must always be fastened proper-

ly to provide the most effective levels of protection to the passengers.

Each occupant must correctly fasten the seat belt belonging to the seat.

Children must be fastened 

» page 28

Transporting children safely with a

suitable restraint system.

The seat backrests must not be tilted too far back when driving, as this

will impair the function of the seat belts and of the airbag system – risk of

injury!

WARNING

By sitting incorrectly, the occupant is risking life-threatening injuries.

Driver’s correct seated position

Fig. 15  Correct seated position for the driver/correct steering wheel

position

Read and observe   on page 19 first.

For your own safety and to reduce the risk of injury in the event of an accident,

the following instructions must be observed.

Adjust the driver’s seat in the forward/back direction so that the pedals

can be fully depressed with slightly bent legs.
Adjust the seat backrest so that the highest point of the steering wheel

can be reached with your arms at a slight angle.
Adjust the steering wheel so that the distance between the steering wheel

and your chest is at least 25 cm 

» Fig. 15

 - 

A

.

Adjust the headrest so that the top edge of the headrest is, where possi-

ble, at the same level as the upper part of your head (not for seats with

integrated headrests) 

» Fig. 15

 - 

B

.

Correctly fasten the seat belt 

» page 21

Using seat belts.

WARNING

A distance of least 25 cm to the steering wheel should be maintained,

otherwise the airbag system will not be able to protect you - hazard!

When driving, hold the steering wheel with both hands firmly on the out-

er edge in the “9 o'clock” and “3 o'clock” position 

» Fig. 15

. Never hold the

steering wheel in the “12 o'clock” position or in any other way (e.g. in the

middle, inner edge of the steering wheel or similar). Otherwise, you could

sustain serious injury to the arms, hands and head if the airbag is activated.

Ensure there are no objects in the driver's footwell as they may get be-

hind the pedals while driving. You would then no longer be able to operate

the clutch, brake or acceleration pedals.

Adjusting the steering wheel position

Fig. 16  Adjusting the steering wheel position

Read and observe   on page 19 first.

The height and forward/back position of the steering wheel can be adjusted.

Turn the safety lever beneath the steering wheel towards the arrow 

1

» Fig. 16

.

Adjust the steering wheel to the desired position. The steering wheel can be

adjusted in direction of arrow 

2

.

Pull the holder until it stops in arrow direction 

3

.

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WARNING

Never adjust the steering wheel when the vehicle is moving only when

the vehicle is stationary!

The safety lever must always be locked so that the steering wheel cannot

accidentally change position – risk of accident!

Passenger’s correct seating position

Read and observe   on page 19 first.

For passenger safety and to reduce the risk of injury in an accident, the follow-

ing instructions must be observed.

Position the front passenger seat back as far as possible. The front pas-

senger must maintain a distance of at least 25 cm to the dash panel so

that the airbag offers the greatest possible safety if it is deployed.
Adjust the head restraint so that the top edge of the head restraint is at

the same level as the upper part of your head 

» Fig. 15

 on page 19 - 

B

 (not

for seats with integrated headrest).
Correctly fasten the seat belt 

» page 21

Using seat belts.

WARNING

A distance of least 25 cm to the dashboard should be maintained, other-

wise the airbag system will not be able to protect you - hazard!

Always keep your feet in the footwell when the car is being driven – nev-

er place your feet on the instrument panel, out of the window or on the

surface of the seats! You will be exposed to increased risk of injury if it be-

comes necessary to apply the brake or in the event of an accident. If an air-

bag is deployed, you could suffer fatal injuries by adopting an incorrect

seated position!

Passengers’ correct seating position on the rear seats

Read and observe   on page 19 first.

For the safety of the passengers in the rear seats, and to reduce the risk of in-

jury in an accident, the following instructions must be observed.

Adjust the head restraint so that the top edge of the head restraint is,

where possible, at the same level as the upper part of the head 

» Fig. 15

 on

page 19-

B

.

Correctly fasten the seat belt 

» page 21

Using seat belts.

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Seat belts

Using seat belts

Introduction

Seat belts that are fastened correctly offer good protection in the event of an

accident. They reduce the risk of an injury and increase the chance of survival

in the event of a major accident.
The seat belts reduce the kinetic energy (energy of motion) to a considerable

extent. They also prevent uncontrolled movements which, in turn, may well re-

sult in severe injuries.
When transporting a child the following instructions must be observed

» page 28

Transporting children safely.

WARNING

Fasten seat belts before every ride! This also applies to other passengers -

there is a danger of injury!

Maximum seat belt protection is only achieved if you are correctly seated

» page 18

Correct and safe seating position.

The seat backrests of the front seats must not be tilted too far to the rear

otherwise the seatbelts can lose their effectiveness.

WARNING

Information on dealing with the safety belts

The belt webbing must not be jammed in-between at any point or twis-

ted, or chafe against any sharp edges.

Make sure you do not catch the seat belt in the door when closing it.

WARNING

Information on the proper use of the safety belts

Adjust the height of the belt in such a way that the shoulder part of the

belt is roughly positioned across the middle of your shoulder – on no ac-

count across your neck.

No two persons (also not children) should ever use a single seat belt to-

gether.

WARNING (Continued)

The lock tongue should only be inserted into the lock which is the correct

one for your seat. Wrong use of the safety belt will reduce its capacity to

protect and the risk of injury increases.

Many layers of clothing and loose clothing (e. g. a winter coat over a jack-

et) do not allow you to be correctly seated and impairs proper operation of

the seat belts.

Do not attach clamps or similar objects to the belt - the function of the

belt retractor could be restricted.

The seat belts for the rear seats can only fulfil their function reliably when

the seat backrests are correctly locked into position 

» page 68

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WARNING

Information on the care and maintenance of the safety belts

The belt webbing must always be kept clean. Soiled belt webbing may im-

pair proper operation of the inertia reel 

» page 192

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The seat belts must not be removed or changed in any way. Do not at-

tempt to repair the seat belts yourself.

Check the condition of all the seat belts on a regular basis. If damage to

the parts of the seat belt system (e.g. the strap, the belt connectors, the re-

tractor, the lock or similar) are detected, the seat belt in question must be

replaced immediately by a specialist.

Seat belts which have been subjected to stress in an accident should be

replaced by a specialist garage. Also check the seat belt anchors.

Correct routing of seat belt

Fig. 17  Routing of belt webbing over the shoulders and the lap

belt/Routing of belt webbing for an expectant mother

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Fig. 18  Seat belt height adjusters for front seats

Read and observe   on page 21 first.

It is important that the belt is properly routed to ensure seat belts offer the

maximum protection.
The shoulder belt should be positioned approximately over the middle of your

shoulder (on no account across your neck) and lie flush to the chest 

» Fig. 17

 -

.

The lower part of the belt should run across the pelvis (it should not lie on top

of the stomach) and must always fit snugly 

» Fig. 17

 - .

For pregnant women, the lower part of the belt must be positioned as low

down as possible across the pelvis, to avoid exerting any pressure on the lower

abdomen 

» Fig. 17

 - .

Seat belt height adjusters for front seats

Push the seat belt guide loop upwards in the direction of arrow

» Fig. 18

 - .

or: push together the mechanism in the direction of arrows 

1

 and push the

return pulley downwards in the direction of arrow 

2

 

» Fig. 18

 - .

Then pull firmly on the belt to ensure that the seat belt height adjuster has

correctly locked in place and that the belt is blocked reliably 

» page 23

Iner-

tia reels.

WARNING

Always ensure that the webbing of the seat belts is properly routed. Seat

belts which are not correctly adjusted can themselves cause injuries even in

minor accidents.

A seat belt which is hanging too loose can result in injuries as your body is

moved forward by the kinetic energy produced in an accident and is then

suddenly held firm by the belt.

The belt webbing must not run across solid or fragile objects (e.g. pencils,

spectacles, pens, keys etc.). Such objects can cause injury.

Fastening and unfastening seat belts

Fig. 19  Fastening/unfastening the seat belt

Read and observe   on page 21 first.

Before fastening the belt

Adjust the headrest properly (does not apply to seats with integrated headr-

ests).

Adjust the seat (applies to the front seats).

Adjust the belt height (applies to the front seats).

Fasten

Slowly pull the belt over the chest and pelvis.

Insert the lock tongue into the belt buckle 

» Fig. 19

 –  that is part of the

seat until it clicks into place.

Pull on the belt to check that it has engaged correctly in the lock.

Release

Grip the lock tongue and press the red button in the buckle 

» Fig. 19

 - , the

lock tongue pops out.

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Guide the belt back by hand so that the seat belt does not twist and the

webbing rolls up fully.

WARNING

The reel opening for the lock tongue must not be blocked otherwise the

lock tongue will not lock into place properly.

Inertia reels and belt tensioners

Inertia reels

Each seat belt is equipped with an inertia reel.
When pulling slowly on the seat belt, the belt can move freely. When pulling

sharply on the seat belt, the movement is locked by the inertia reel. The belts

also lock when full braking, when the car accelerates, when driving downhill

and when cornering.

WARNING

If the seat belt does not lock when pulling sharply on it, have it inspected

immediately by a specialist garage.

Belt tensioners

Safety for the driver and front passenger wearing their seat belts is enhanced

by the belt tensioners fitted to the inertia reels of the front three-point seat

belts.
If there is a collision of a certain severity, the seat belts are tightened by the

belt tensioner so that unwanted body motion is prevented.
Belt tensioners are not activated in the event of a roll-over, minor collisions or

in accidents in which no major forces are produced.

WARNING

Any work on the belt tensioner system, including the removal and installa-

tion of system components because of other repair work, must only be car-

ried out by a specialist garage.

If the belt tensioners have been deployed, it is then necessary to replace

the entire system.

Note

The belt tensioners can also be deployed if the seat belts are not fastened.

Smoke is generated when the belt tensioners are deployed. This is not an in-

dication of a fire in the vehicle.

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Airbag system

Description of the airbag system

Introduction

The airbag system provides, as a supplement to the seat belts, additional occu-

pant protection during severe frontal and side-on collisions.
The airbag will only provide optimum protection in conjunction with wear-

ing the seat belt - the airbag is not a substitute for the seat belts.
The functional status of the airbag system is indicated by the warning light 

in the instrument cluster 

» page 40

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System description

Fig. 20  Airbag installation points

Installation locations of airbags 

» Fig. 20

Front airbags
Side airbags
Head airbags

A
B
C

The forward movement of the body is cushioned when it makes contact with

the fully inflated airbag and the risk of injury to the remaining body parts is

thus reduced.

Front airbags - head and upper body. The airbags can be identified by the

lettering  featured on the steering wheel and on the dash panel on the

passenger side.

Side airbags - for the entire upper body (chest, stomach, pelvis) on the side

next to the door. The air bags can be identified by a label with the lettering


 marked on the front seat backrests.

Head airbags - head and neck. The airbags are provided with the lettering


 marked on the B-pillar cladding.

Depending on the vehicle equipment, the airbag system consists of the

following parts.

Individual airbags.

Warning light 

 in the instrument cluster 

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Key switch for the front passenger airbag 

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Warning light for the front passenger airbag in the middle of the dash panel

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Airbag deployment

Fig. 21  Inflated airbags

The airbag system is only functional when the ignition is switched on.
When triggered, the airbag fills with gas and unfolds. The inflation of the air-

bag is carried out in a fraction of a second.

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When the airbag inflates, smoke is released. This is not a sign of a fire in the

vehicle.

Triggering conditions

It is not possible to generally determine which deployment conditions apply to

the airbag system in every situation. The important factors here are the hard-

ness of the object with which the vehicle collides, the angle of impact, vehicle

speed etc.
The deceleration during impact plays an important role in the deployment of

the airbags. If the vehicle deceleration which occurs and is measured remains

below the prescribed reference values specified in the control unit, the airbags

are not deployed although the vehicle may well suffer severe damage to the

bodywork as a consequence of the accident.

The following airbags will be deployed in the event of a severe frontal

collision.

Driver’s front airbag.

Front passenger airbag.

The following airbags will be deployed in the event of a severe side

collision.

Front side airbag.

Head airbag.

When an airbag is deployed, the following events occur.

The hazard warning lights are switched on.

All the doors are unlocked.

The fuel supply to the engine is interrupted.

The interior light comes on (if the automatic operation of the interior light is

switched on - position ).

When there is no air bag deployment?

With minor frontal and side collisions, rear collision, overturning of the vehicle

or vehicle roll-over there is no airbag deployment.

Safety instructions

Fig. 22 

Safe distance from the steering

wheel and dashboard

WARNING

General information

The seat belts and the airbag system can only offer proper protection

if the driver and passengers are seated properly 

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The airbag unleashes enormous force when triggered, which can lead to

serious injuries or fatalities if the driver and passengers are not seated

properly. This applies in particular to children who are transported without

using a suitable child safety seat 

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If there is a fault, have the airbag system checked immediately by a spe-

cialist garage. Otherwise, there is a risk of the airbag not being activated in

the event of an accident.

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

The surface of the steering wheel and the dashboard should only be

cleaned with a dry or slightly dampened cloth in the area of the front air-

bags.

WARNING

Information about the front airbags

It is important for the driver and front passenger to maintain a minimum

distance of 25 cm from the steering wheel or the control panel 

» Fig. 22

 -

A

, If you do not observe this distance, the airbag cannot protect you - risk

to life! The front seats and the head restraints must always be correctly ad-

justed to match the body size of the occupant.

The front passenger airbag must be deactivated if using a rear-facing

child seat on the front passenger seat 

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Airbag deactivation. If

this is not done, there is a risk of the child suffering severe or even fatal in-

juries if the front passenger airbag is deployed.

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WARNING (Continued)

No other persons, animals or objects should be placed in front of the oc-

cupants in the front seats in the deployment area of the front airbags.

The steering wheel and the surface of the dashboard on the passenger

side must not be stickered, covered or modified in any way. No parts (e.g.

cup holders, mobile phone mounts and the like) may be mounted near the

airbag installation points and in the airbag deployment area.

Never place objects on the surface of the dashboard on the passenger

side.

WARNING

Information about for side and head airbags

No objects (e.g. sun visors turned towards the windows) should be loca-

ted in the deployment area of the side and head airbags. No accessories

(e.g. cup holders etc.) should be fitted to the doors - risk of injury!

Hang only light clothing on the hooks in the vehicle, do not leave any

heavy or sharp objects in the pockets. Do not use hangers to hang up the

clothes.

No excessive force, e.g. through blows, kicks etc. should be applied to the

seat backrests - there is a risk of damage to the side airbags. The side air-

bags would not be deployed in such a case!

Any seat or protective covers which you fit to the driver or front passen-

ger seats must only be of a type expressly authorised by ŠKODA AUTO. In

view of the fact that the airbag inflates out of the backrest of the seat, use

of non-approved seat or protective covers would considerably impair the

protective function of the side airbag.

Any damage to the original seat covers or stitching at the installation

points for the side airbags should be immediately repaired by a specialist

company.

WARNING

Information on the use of the airbag system

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. Further information

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WARNING (Continued)

No changes of any sort should be made to parts of the airbag system, the

front bumper or the bodywork.

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

sult in the airbag being deployed.

Airbag deactivation

Deactivating airbags

The front passenger airbag can be switched off with the key-operated switch

» Fig. 23

 on page 27 - .

We recommend that you ask a ŠKODA service partner to deactivate any other

airbags.
A warning light indicates that the airbag has been 

deactivated

» page 40

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Deactivating an airbag should be considered in cases such as the ones

below.

A child seat is mounted on the front passenger seat, in which the child is

transported with its back to the direction of travel 

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.

Despite correct adjustment of the driver's seat, the distance of at least

25 cm between the middle of the steering wheel and chest cannot be main-

tained.

Additional controls for drivers with a physical disability are installed in the ve-

hicle.

Special seats (e.g. orthopaedic seats without side airbags) are installed in the

vehicle.

WARNING

If an airbag is deactivated at the time of the vehicle being sold, the purchas-

er must be informed!

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Deactivating the front passenger airbag

Fig. 23  Key-operated switch for the front passenger airbag / warning

light for front seat passenger airbag deactivation

Positions of the key switch 

» Fig. 23

 - 

The front passenger airbag is deactivated - after the ignition is switched

on, the indicator light illuminates

1)

 



 

 

» Fig. 23

 - 

The front passenger airbag is activated - the warning light does not light

up when the ignition is turned on 



 

 

Switch off

Switch off the ignition.

Open the storage box on the front passenger's side.

On the radio key, fold the key bit out fully 

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Carefully insert the key into the key slot in the key switch as far as the stop.

Use the key to turn the slot of the key switch carefully into the position .

Pull the key out of the slot in the key switch 

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Close the storage compartment on the front passenger side.

Check that the warning light 



 

 lights up after the ignition is switched on.

Switching on

Switch off the ignition.

Open the storage box on the front passenger's side.

On the radio key, fold the key bit out fully 

» 

.

Carefully insert the key into the key slot in the key switch as far as the stop.

Use the key to turn the slot of the key switch carefully into the position .

Pull the key out of the slot in the key switch 

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.





Close the storage compartment on the front passenger side.

Check that the warning light 



 

 does not light up after the ignition is

switched on.

WARNING

The key cannot be inserted into the key switch while driving. Shocks can

cause the key to turn in the slot and trigger the airbag! The airbag could be

triggered unexpectedly in an accident - it may result in injury or death!

The driver is responsible for whether the airbag is switched on or switch-

ed off.

Only switch off the airbag when the ignition is switched off! Otherwise a

fault can occur in the system for deactivating the airbag.

If the 



 

 warning light is flashing, the front passenger airbag will not be

deployed in an accident! Have the airbag system checked by a specialist ga-

rage immediately.

CAUTION

An insufficiently folded out key bit can damage the key switch!

1)

The warning light 



 

 comes on for a few seconds after the ignition is switched on, goes out for about 1

second and then comes on again.

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