Skoda Rapid (2019 year). Instruction - part 10

 

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Skoda Rapid (2019 year). Instruction - part 10

 

 

Driving

Starting-off and Driving

Starting and stopping the engine

Introduction

Depending on equipment fitted, it is possible to switch the ignition on/off and

start/stop the engine with the key in the ignition or using the starter button.

WARNING

Never switch off the engine before the vehicle is stationary – risk of acci-

dent!

While driving with the engine stopped the ignition must always be

switched on. Otherwise, the steering may lock - danger of an accident!

Do not withdraw the ignition key from the ignition lock until the vehicle

has come to a stop 

» page 160

Parking. Otherwise, the steering may lock -

danger of an accident!

Never leave the vehicle unattended with the engine running - there is a

risk of theft etc!

Never (e.g. in garages) run the engine in an enclosed place - there is the

danger of poisoning and death!

CAUTION

Only start the engine when the engine and the vehicle are stationary - there

is a danger of starter and engine damage!

Do not push-start the engine – risk of damaging the engine and the catalytic

converter. The battery from another vehicle can be used as a jump-start aid.

On vehicles with the starter button, pay attention to where the key is loca-

ted. The system can recognize the valid key, even if it has been accidentally

left on the vehicle roof - there is danger of loss or damage to the key!

Note

Do not warm up the engine while the vehicle is stationary. If possible, start

your journey as soon as the engine has started. This helps the engine to reach

its operating temperature faster.

Electronic immobiliser and steering lock

Read and observe   and   on page 156 first.

The electronic immobiliser (hereinafter referred to as immobiliser) makes the

theft or unauthorised use of your vehicle more difficult.

Immobiliser

The immobilizer allows the engine to be started only with the original car key.

Malfunction of the immobiliser

If the immobiliser in the key fails, it is not possible to start the engine. A corre-

sponding message appears in the display of the instrument cluster to explain

the immobiliser is active.
To start, use the other vehicle key or seek help from a specialist garage.

Steering lock - lock

On vehicles with ignition lock, remove the key and turn the steering wheel

until the steering lock engages.

On vehicles with a starter button, switch off the ignition and open the driv-

er's door. If the driver's door is opened and the ignition is switched off after-

wards, the steering is only locked automatically after the vehicle has been

locked.

Steering lock - unlock

On vehicles with ignition lock, insert the key into the ignition and turn on the

ignition. If this is not possible, then move the steering wheel slightly back and

forth, as a result of which the steering lock should unlock.

On vehicles with starter button, get into the vehicle and close the driver's

door. Under certain circumstances, the steering lock can be unlocked only

when the ignition is switched on or the engine is started.

WARNING

Never let the vehicle roll with locked steering lock - risk of accident!

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Switching the ignition on/off

Fig. 180  Positions of the vehicle key in the ignition lock / starter button

Read and observe   and   on page 156 first.

Positions of the vehicle key in the ignition lock

» Fig. 180

 - 

Ignition switched off, engine switched off
Ignition switched on
Starting engine

Switching on /off ignition in vehicles with starter button

Press the

» Fig. 180

 - button, the ignition is turned on / off.

On vehicles with instruction transmission, the pedal must not be depressed to

switch on / off the ignition, otherwise the engine will start.
On vehicles with automatic transmission, the brake pedal must not be de-

pressed to switch on / off the ignition, otherwise the engine will start.

Starting/Stopping the engine

Read and observe   and   on page 156 first.

Before starting the engine

Firmly apply the handbrake.

For vehicles with instruction transmission, shift gear stick to neutral, depress

the clutch pedal and hold it there until the engine starts.

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

P or N and 

» 

 depress the brake pedal until the engine starts.

1

2
3

Starting the engine

On vehicles with Ignition lock, turn the key to position 

3

 and the engine

starts

» Fig. 180

 on page 157 . Then release the key, the engine will start au-

tomatically.

If the engine does not start within 10 seconds, turn the key to position 

1

. Re-

peat the start-up process after 30 s.

On vehicles withstarter button, press the button briefly

» Fig. 180

 on

page 157 - , the motor will start automatically.

Switching the engine off

Stop the vehicle.

On vehicles withignition lock, turn the key to position 

1

 

» Fig. 180

 on

page 157.

On vehicles withstarter button, press the button

» Fig. 180

 on page 157 -

the engine and the ignition will be switched off simultaneously.

For vehicles with automatic transmission, the ignition key can only be removed

if the selector lever is in position P.
Do not switch the engine off immediately at the end of your journey if the en-

gine has been working at high revs over a prolonged period, but leave it to run

at an idling speed for about 1 minute. This prevents any possible accumulation

of heat when the engine is switched off.

Emergency shutdown of the engine in vehicles with starter button

The system is equipped with a protective device against accidental switching

off, the engine can only be shut off while driving in the event of an emergency.

Keep the button pressed down

» Fig. 180

 on page 157 - or press it twice

within 1 second.

After the emergency stop of the engine, the steering lock will remain un-

locked.

CAUTION

When the outdoor temperature is below -10 ° C, the selector lever when start-

ing a vehicle with automatic transmission must always be in P mode.

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Note

The engine running noises may be louder at first for a short time after start-

ing the cold engine.

You should not switch on any major electrical components during the heating

period, otherwise the vehicle battery will be drained unnecessarily.

After switching off the ignition, the radiator fan may (also intermittently)

continue to operate for approx. 10 minutes.

Problems with starting the engine - Vehicles with starter button

Fig. 181 

Starting the engine - Press the

button with the key

Read and observe   and   on page 156 first.

If no engine start is possible and the display of the instrument cluster shows a

message that the key could not be detected by the system or there is a sys-

tem fault, then try to start the engine as follows.

Press the starter button with the key 

» Fig. 181

.

If the engine does not start, the help of a specialist garage is required.

CAUTION

The key may not be detected by the system if the battery in the key is running

out of charge or the signal fails (strong electromagnetic field) or is shielded

(e.g. in an aluminium case).

START-STOP system

Introduction

The START STOPsystem (hereinafter referred to as the system) reduces

CO

2

emissions and harmful emissions, and saves fuel.

If the system determine that the engine is not needed when the vehicle stops

(e.g. at the traffic lights), it turns off the engine and starts it again when mov-

ing off.
The system function depends on many factors. Some of them are down to the

driver, the others are systemic and can neither be influenced nor identified.
Therefore the system may react differently in situations which seem identi-

cal from the driver's perspective.
The system is automatically activated every time the ignition is switched on

(even where this has previously been instructionly deactivated with the button ).

Note

If the engine has stopped due to the system, the ignition remains on.

functionality

Fig. 182 

Display

Vehicles with instruction transmission

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

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

Vehicles with automatic transmission

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

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

Requirements for the system to function correctly

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

The driver's door is closed.
The driver has fastened the seat belt.

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The driving speed was higher than 4 km/h after the last stop.
No trailer or other accessory is connected to the trailer socket.

System status

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

» Fig. 182

.

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

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

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

applies.

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

been reached.

The charge state of the vehicle battery is too low.

The current consumption is too high.

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

tween the desired and actual interior temperature).

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

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

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

fotainment screen, in the 



 →  → Vehicle status menu.

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.

Deactivate/activate the system instructionly

Fig. 183 

Button for the START-STOP sys-

tem

To deactivate/activate the system, press the button  

» Fig. 183

.

When the system is deactivated, the symbol 

 in the button lights up.

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

ignition off and on.

Note

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

the automatic start process takes place.

Braking and parking

Introduction

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

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

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

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

dried by applying the brakes many times over 

» 

.

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

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

braking system. The brakes should be cleaned by applying the brakes several

times over 

» 

.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

the warning light 

 will illuminate in the instrument cluster 

» page 38

 Brak-

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

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

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

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

brake booster only operates when the engine is running.

WARNING

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

ed off – risk of accident!

The clutch pedal must be actuated when braking on a vehicle with instruction

transmission, when the vehicle is in gear and at low revs. Otherwise, the

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

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

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

distance and excessive wear - risk of accident!

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

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

Recommendations for new brake pads should be followed.

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

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

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

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

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

cident!

Handbrake

Fig. 184 

Handbrake

Read and observe   on page 160 first.

The handbrake secures the vehicle against unwanted movement when stop-

ping and parking.

Apply

Pull the handbrake lever firmly upwards.

Release

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

button 

» Fig. 184

.

Move the lever right down while pressing the lock button.

The handbrake warning light 

 lights up when the handbrake is applied, provi-

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

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

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

WARNING

Disengage the handbrake completely. A handbrake which is only partially

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

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

Parking

Read and observe   on page 160 first.

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

» 

.

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

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

Firmly apply the handbrake.

On 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.

WARNING

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

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

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

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

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

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

and injury!

Instruction gear changing and pedals

Introduction

CAUTION

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

pedal – this may lead to gear damage.

Instruction gear changing

Fig. 185 

The shift pattern

Read and observe   on page 161 first.

On the gear lever, the shift pattern for the individual gear positions is shown

» Fig. 185

.

The gearshift indicator should be observed when changing gear 

» page 46

.

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

to the clutch.

Engaging reverse gear

Stop the vehicle.

The clutch pedal must be fully depressed.

Switch the gear lever to N.

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

» Fig. 185

.

The reversing lights will come on once the 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 161 first.

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

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

footwell.

WARNING

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

eration can be impeded - risk of accident!

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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 accelerate when selecting drive mode prior to moving off - risk of

accident!

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

dent!

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

then the vehicle must be prevented from rolling away by means of the

brake pedal, parking brake or using the Auto Hold function. Even when the

engine is idling, the power transmission is never completely interrupted –

the vehicle crawls forward.

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

erwise, the vehicle could be set in motion - 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. 186 

Selector lever settings / display

Read and observe   and   on page 162 first.

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

tions 

» Fig. 186

. In some positions you have to push the locking button

» page 163

Selector lever lock.

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

gear are indicated in the display 

» Fig. 186

.

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

The drive wheels are mechanically locked.
Reverse gear - the position can only be selected when the vehicle is sta-

tionary and the engine is idling.
Neutral (idle position) - power transmission to the drive wheels is inter-

rupted.

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

In mode D or S, the forward gears are shifted automatically depending on the

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

selected driving mode .

P

R

N

D/S

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Selector lever lock

Fig. 187 

Shift lock button

Read and observe   and   on page 162 first.

The selector lever is locked in modes P and N to prevent the forwards travel

mode from being selected accidentally and 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 

.

Disengage 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. 187

.

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

ed.

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 217

.

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 modes R or N from being ac-

cidentally selected.

Instruction shifting (Tiptronic)

Fig. 188 

Selector lever

Read and observe   and   on page 162 first.

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

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.

Gear changing

To change up, tap the selector lever forwards 

+

 

» Fig. 188

.

To change down, tap the selector lever backwards 

-

 

» Fig. 188

.

The currently selected gear is indicated in the instrument cluster display.

The gearshift indicator must be observed when changing gear 

» page 46

.

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 drive

Read and observe   and   on page 162 first.

Moving off and pausing temporarily

Firmly depress and hold the brake pedal.

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Start the engine.

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

» page 162

.

Release the brake pedal and accelerate.

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

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

pressed, in order to prevent the vehicle from rolling.

Accelerate to max. speed during the journey (kickdown function)

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

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

WARNING

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

the vehicle – risk of accident!

Running in and economical driving

Run in engine

During the first 1,500 km, the driving style is decisive for the success of the

running in process.
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.
From about 1,000 to 1,500 km, the engine can be pushed up to the maximum

permitted engine speed.

Tips on economical driving

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

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

Avoid unnecessary acceleration and braking.

Engage the recommended gear 

» page 46

.

Avoid full throttle and high speeds.

Reduce idling.

Avoid short distances.

Ensure the correct tyre inflation pressure is maintained 

» page 203

.

Avoid unnecessary ballast.

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

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

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

system with the windows open.

Do not leave windows open at high speeds.

Drive Green function

Fig. 189 

Display on 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 on the Infotainment as follows.

Press the 



 button in Infotainment and then tap on the  → DriveGreen

function surfaces in the display.

A

 driving liquid display

When 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.

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.

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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.
The journey does not take place in a free-flowing manner, avoid unneces-

sary acceleration and braking
Recommended gear

Tips for economical driving

Tap on the 

B

 leaf to display tips for economical driving.

Note

When resetting the single-trip memory “Since start”, the average consumption

E

, the driving assessment 

D

, and the diagram 

C

 are also reset.

Avoiding damage to your vehicle

Driving Tips

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

» page 228

Technical data.

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

with the conditions and the terrain.



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. to parts of

the fuel or brake system).

Driving through water

Fig. 190 

Maximum permissible water lev-

el when driving through water

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

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

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

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

» Fig. 190

.

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

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

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

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

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CAUTION

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

gine) it can cause serious damage to the vehicle!

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

sible water level for your vehicle.

Do not drive through salt water, as the salt can cause corrosion. A 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 and do not relieve the driv-

er 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 so that you have the

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

Radar sensor

Fig. 191 

Installation location of the radar

sensor

Read and observe   on page 166 first.

The radar sensor (hereinafter on referred to as sensor) uses electromagnetic

waves to capture the traffic situation ahead of the vehicle 

» Fig. 191

.

The sensor is part of the Front Assist system 

» page 176

.

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The sensor function may be impaired in the events of one of the following.

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).

If the sensor is covered or dirty, the corresponding message from the Front

Assist system appears in the instrument cluster display 

» page 178

Malfunc-

tions.

WARNING

If you suspect that the sensor has been damaged, deactivate Front Assist

» page 178

. 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 accidents!

CAUTION

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

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 37

Warning lights.

WARNING

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

observed 

» page 166,

   in section Introduction.

Stability Control (ESC)

Read and observe   on page 167 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.

If there is an ESC intervention, the warning light 

 flashes in the instrument

cluster.

Anti-lock brake system (ABS)

Read and observe   on page 167 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 167 first.

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

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

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

tate freely again.

Traction control (TCS)

Fig. 192 

Button for the TCS system:

Read and observe   on page 167 first.

The TCS prevents the drive wheels from spinning. TCS reduces the drive pow-

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

driving on road surfaces with low grip is made easier.

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During a TCS intervention, the indicator light 

 flashes in the instrument clus-

ter.

Deactivation

Press the  

» Fig. 192

 button.

or: On Infotainment, press the 



 button, then tap the 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. 192

 button.

or: On Infotainment, press the 



 button, then tap the function surface  →

ESC system: → Activated.

With activation, the warning light 

 is extinguished and an appropriate mes-

sage 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 “rocking a car free” when it has become stuck.

Electronic Differential Lock (EDL)

Read and observe   on page 167 first.

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

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

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

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

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

there is an automatic re-activation of EDL.

Brake Assist (HBA)

Read and observe   on page 167 first.

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

tance.

The HBA is activated by the 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 167 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 167 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 167 first.

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

then the whole trailer combination.

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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 by means of the

trailer socket.
The TCS is activated.
The speed is greater than 60 km/h.

Further information 

» page 181

Towing device and trailer.

Parking aid (ParkPilot)

Introduction

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

signals on the Infotainment screen when manoeuvring around obstacles in the

vicinity of the vehicle.

WARNING

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

observed 

» page 166,

   in section Introduction.

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

Under certain circumstances, surfaces of certain objects and types of

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

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

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

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

sors.

Before reversing, make sure that there are no small obstacles, such as

rocks, thin posts, etc., in front of or behind your vehicle. Such obstacles

may not be recognised by the system sensors.

CAUTION

Keep the system sensors 

» Fig. 193

 on page 170 clean and free from snow

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

functioning of the system may be restricted.

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

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

recognition of obstacles”.

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

can impair the system function.

Settings in Infotainment

Read and observe   and   on page 169 first.

In the Infotainment, in menu 



, tap in the function surface  → Parking 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

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Operation

Fig. 193  Installation location of the sensors on the left side of the vehi-

cle: front/rear

Fig. 194 

Sampled areas and range of the

sensors

Read and observe   and   on page 169 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. 193

.

Depending on the equipment, the following system versions are possible

» Fig. 194

.

Variant 1: warns of obstacles in areas 

C

D

.

Variant 2: warns of obstacles in areas 

A

B

C

D

.

Approximate range of sensors (in cm)

Area 

» Fig. 194

Variant 1

(3 sensors)

Variant 2

(7 sensors)

A

-

120

B

-

60

C

160

160

D

60

60

Audible signals

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

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

danger area.
The acoustic signals can be set in the Infotainment system 

» page 169

.

Towing a trailer

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

only areas 

A

 and 

B

 

» Fig. 194

 are active in the system.

Note

The signal tones for front obstacle recognition are factory-set to be higher

than for rear obstacle recognition.

Display Infotainment screen

Fig. 195 

Screen display

Read and observe   and   on page 169 first.

Function surfaces and warnings 

» Fig. 195

A

Road display.

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   Depending on the Infotainment type: Switching off park assistant dis-

play.

   Switching audible parking signals on/off.

Change to rear-view camera display.

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

is less than 30 cm). 

 Stop moving in the direction of the obstacle!

There is an obstacle in the road (the distance to the obstacle is great-

er than 30 cm).

An obstacle is located outside of the road (the distance to the obsta-

cle is greater than 30 cm).

System failure (there is no indication of obstacles).

Road display

The road display 

A

 

» Fig. 195

 indicates the road on which the vehicle would

take the current steering wheel and shift / selector lever position.
The shift lever is in the neutral position and the gear selector is in mode N. the

road display is at the front.

Activation / deactivation

Fig. 196 

System key (option 2)

Read and observe   and   on page 169 first.

Activation

The system is activated when the reverse gear is engaged, or, in vehicles with

variant 2, also by pressing the button  

» Fig. 196

.

When activating, an alarm sounds and the symbol 

 illuminates in the button.

Deactivation

On vehicles with Version 1, the system can be deactivated by moving out of

reverse gear.
For vehicles with variant 2, the system is automatically deactivated by press-

ing the  button or at a speed above 15 km/h (the 

 symbol in the button

goes out).

Displaying an error

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

is no obstacle close to your car, this indicates a system fault. The fault is also

indicated by the symbol 

 flashing in the button. Seek help from a specialist

garage.

Note

The system can only be activated with the  button at a speed of below 15

km/h.

Automatic system activation when moving forward

Fig. 197 

Infotainment screen: Display

with automatic activation

Read and observe   and   on page 169 first.

The automatic system activation occurs when moving forward at a speed be-

low 10 km/h when the vehicle approaches an obstacle.
After activation, the following is shown in the left pane of the Infotainment

screen 

» Fig. 197

.

Acoustic signals are sounded as of a distance from the obstacle of around

50 cm.
The automatic display can be activated / deactivated in the Infotainment sys-

tem 

» page 169

.

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