Opel Agila (2011 year). Manual - part 2

 

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Opel Agila (2011 year). Manual - part 2

 

 

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Keys, doors and windows

Note

The installation of certain heavy

accessories onto the tailgate may

affect its ability to remain open.

If the tailgate is open when the ignition

is switched on, control indicator y

illuminates in the instrument cluster.
Central locking system 3 19.

Closing

Use the interior handle.
Close tailgate by pushing it down so

it latches securely. Ensure tailgate is

fully closed before driving.

Emergency tailgate release

If the central locking system cannot

be operated with the remote control,

the tailgate can be opened from

inside the vehicle.
Fold rear seats forward to access the

tailgate 3 45 and push up on

emergency lever using a suitable

screwdriver to open the tailgate.

Vehicle security

Anti-theft locking system

Warning

Do not use the system if there are

people in the vehicle! The doors

cannot be unlocked from the

inside.

The system deadlocks all the doors.

All doors must be closed or the

system cannot be activated.
Unlocking the vehicle disables the

mechanical anti-theft locking system.

Activating

Anti-theft locking system with key

Turn key in driver's door lock towards

rear of vehicle twice within 3 seconds.

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Anti-theft locking system with radio

remote control

Press button e on the radio remote

control twice within 3 seconds.

Immobiliser

The system is integrated into the

ignition switch and checks whether

the vehicle is allowed to start with the

key being used. If the transponder in

the key is recognised, the engine can

be started.

The immobiliser is automatically

activated when the key is turned to

the LOCK position and removed from

the ignition switch.
Control indicator o in the instrument

cluster starts flashing after the key is

turned to positions LOCK or ACC, or

removed from the ignition switch.
If the control indicator d flashes when

the ignition is on, there is a fault in the

system; the engine cannot be started.

Switch off the ignition and turn key

to LOCK position and remove. Wait

approx. 2 seconds and then repeat

the start attempt.
If the control indicator continues

flashing, attempt to start the engine

using the spare key and seek the

assistance of a workshop.

Note

The immobiliser does not lock the

doors. Always lock the vehicle after

leaving it 3 19.

Control indicator d 3 61.

Exterior mirrors

Convex shape

The convex exterior mirror reduces

blind spots. The shape of the mirror

makes objects appear smaller, which

will affect the abilty to estimate

distances.

Manual adjustment

Adjust mirrors by swivelling lever in

required direction.

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Keys, doors and windows

Electric adjustment

Select the relevant exterior mirror by

turning the control to left (L) or right

(R). In the central position no mirror is

selected.
Then swivel the control to adjust the

mirror.
Return the control to the central

position to prohibit further adjustment.

Folding

For pedestrian safety, the exterior

mirrors will swing out of their normal

mounting position if they are struck

with sufficient force. Reposition the

mirror by applying slight pressure to

the mirror housing.

Heated

Operated by pressing the Ü button.
Heating works with the engine

running and is switched off

automatically after a short time.

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Interior mirrors

Manual anti-dazzle

To reduce dazzle, adjust the lever on

the underside of the mirror housing.

Windows

Manual windows

The door windows can be opened or

closed with the window winders.

Power windows

Warning

Take care when operating the

power windows. Risk of injury,

particularly to children.
If there is a child on the front

passenger seat, switch on the

child safety system for the power

windows.
Keep a close watch on the

windows when closing them.

Ensure that nothing becomes

trapped in them as they move.

Power windows can be operated with

key in ignition switch position ON.

Operate the switch for the respective

window by pushing to open or pulling

to close.
Pushing or pulling switch briefly:

window moves up or down as long as

switch is operated.
For automatic opening of the driver’s

door window, push the switch down

fully and release it. Pull up the switch

to stop the window movement.
In the event of difficulty due to frost or

the like, pull the relevant window

switch several times until the window

is closed.

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Keys, doors and windows

Child safety system

Press switch z to deactivate front

passenger door power window

operation when a child is occupying

the seat.
To activate press z again.

Heated rear window

Operated by pressing the Ü button.
Heating works with the engine

running and is switched off

automatically after a short time.

Sun visors

The sun visors can be folded down or

swivelled to the side to prevent

dazzling.
If the sun visors have integral mirrors,

the mirror covers should be closed

when driving.

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Seats, restraints

Head restraints ............................ 27
Front seats ................................... 28
Seat belts ..................................... 30
Airbag system .............................. 33
Child restraints ............................. 37

Head restraints

Position

Warning

Only drive with the head restraint

set to the proper position.

The middle of the head restraint

should be at eye level. If this is not

possible for extremely tall people, set

to highest position, and set to lowest

position for small people.

Adjustment

Head restraints on front seats

Height adjustment

Press the button, adjust height and

engage.

Head restraints on rear seats

Height adjustment

Pull the head restraint upwards or

push the head restraint downwards.

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Seats, restraints

Front seats

Seat position

Warning

Only drive with the seat correctly

adjusted.

■ Sit with your buttocks as far back

against the backrest as possible.

Adjust the distance between the

seat and the pedals so that your

legs are slightly angled when

pressing the pedals. Slide the front

passenger seat as far back as

possible.

■ Sit with your shoulders as far back

against the backrest as possible.

Set the backrest rake so that you

can easily reach the steering wheel

with your arms slightly bent.

Maintain contact between your

shoulders and the backrest when

turning the steering wheel. Do not

angle the backrest too far back. We

recommend a maximum rake of

approx. 25°.

■ Adjust the steering wheel 3 50.
■ Set seat height high enough to

have a clear field of vision on all

sides and of all display instruments.

There should be at least one hand

of clearance between your head

and the roof frame. Your thighs

should rest lightly on the seat

without pressing into it.

■ Adjust the head restraint 3 27.
■ Adjust the height of the seat belt

3

 31.

Seat adjustment

Warning

Never adjust seats while driving as

they could move uncontrollably.

Seat positioning

Pull handle, slide seat, release

handle.

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Danger

Do not sit nearer than 25 cm to the

steering wheel, to permit safe

airbag deployment.

Seat backrests

Pull lever, adjust inclination and

release lever. Allow the seat to

engage audibly.
Do not lean on seat when adjusting.

Seat height

Operate lever in a pumping action
upwards

= seat higher

downwards = seat lower

Heating

Press the ß button for the respective

seat with the ignition on. The control

indicator in the button illuminates.

Press the ß button again to switch off.

The control indicator in the button

extinguishes.

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Seats, restraints

Seat belts

The belts are locked during heavy

acceleration or deceleration of the

vehicle for the safety of the

occupants.

Warning

Fasten seat belt before each trip.
In the event of an accident, people

not wearing seat belts endanger

their fellow occupants and

themselves.

Seat belt reminder X 3 58.
Seat belts are only designed for use

by one person at a time. They are not

suitable for people younger than 12

years of age or smaller than 150 cm.
Periodically check all parts of the belt

system for damage and proper

functionality.
Have damaged components

replaced. After an accident, have the

belts and triggered belt tensioners

replaced by a workshop.

Note

Make sure that the belts are not

damaged by shoes or sharp-edged

objects or trapped. Prevent dirt from

getting into the belt retractors.

Belt force limiters

In the front seats, stress on the body

is reduced by the gradual release of

the belt during a collision.

Belt tensioners

In the event of a head-on or rear-end

collision of a certain severity, the front

seat belts are tightened.

Warning

Incorrect handling (e.g. removal or

fitting of belts) can trigger the belt

tensioners.

Deployment of the belt tensioners is

indicated by continuous illumination

of control indicator v 3 58.

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Triggered belt tensioners must be

replaced by a workshop. Belt

tensioners can only be triggered

once.

Note

Do not affix or install accessories or

other objects that may interfere with

the operation of the belt tensioners.

Do not make any modifications to

belt tensioner components as this

will invalidate the vehicle type

approval.

Three-point seat belt

Fitting

Withdraw belt from retractor, guide it

untwisted across the body and insert

the latch plate in the buckle. Tension

the lap belt regularly whilst driving by

tugging the shoulder belt.

Loose or bulky clothing prevents the

belt from fitting snugly. Do not place

objects such as handbags or mobile

phones between the belt and your

body.

Warning

The belt must not rest against hard

or fragile objects in the pockets of

your clothing.

Height adjustment

1. Pull belt out slightly.
2. Pull out lock knob.
3. Adjust height and engage.

Adjust the height so that the belt lies

across the shoulder. It must not lie

across the throat or upper arm.
Do not adjust while driving.

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Seats, restraints

Removing

To release belt, press red button on

belt buckle.

Seat belts on the rear seats

The seat belt for the middle seat has

a twin buckle arrangement. Engage

the smaller latch plate (1) into the

correct buckle, then pull the seat belt

across and audibly engage the buckle

marked CENTER (2).

Using the seat belt while

pregnant

Warning

The lap belt must be positioned as

low as possible across the pelvis

to prevent pressure on the

abdomen.

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Airbag system

The airbag system consists of

a number of individual systems.
When triggered the airbags inflate

within milliseconds. They also deflate

so quickly that it is often unnoticeable

during the collision.

Warning

If handled improperly the airbag

systems can be triggered in an

explosive manner.

Note

The airbag systems and belt

tensioner control electronics are

located in the centre console area.

Do not put any magnetic objects in

this area.
Do not stick anything on the airbag

covers and do not cover them with

other materials.
Each airbag is triggered only once.

Have deployed airbags replaced by

a workshop.
Do not make any modifications to

the airbag system as this will

invalidate the vehicle type approval.
In the event of airbag deployment

have the steering wheel, the

instrument panel, all panelling parts,

the door seals, the handles and the

seats removed by a workshop.

Control indicator v for airbag systems

3

 58.

Front airbag system

The front airbag system consists of

one airbag in the steering wheel and

one in the instrument panel on the

front passenger side. These can be

identified by the words SRS

AIRBAG.

There is also a warning label on the

side of the instrument panel, visible

when the front passenger door is

open.

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Seats, restraints

The front airbag system is triggered in

the event of an accident of a certain

severity in the depicted area. The

ignition must be on.

The forward movement of the front

seat occupants is decelerated,

thereby considerably reducing the

risk of injury to the upper body and

head.

Warning

Optimum protection is only

provided when the seat is in the

proper position 3 28.
Keep the area in which the airbag

inflates clear of obstructions.
Fit the seat belt correctly and

engage securely. Only then the

airbag is able to protect.

Side airbag system

The side airbag system consists of an

airbag in each front seat backrest.

This can be identified by the words

SRS AIRBAG.

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The side airbag system is triggered in

the event of an accident of a certain

severity in the depicted area. The

ignition must be on.

The risk of injury to the upper body

and pelvis in the event of a side-on

collision is considerably reduced.

Warning

Keep the area in which the airbag

inflates clear of obstructions.

Note

Only use protective seat covers that

have been approved for the vehicle.

Be careful not to cover the airbags.

Curtain airbag system

The curtain airbag system consists of

an airbag in the roof frame on each

side. This can be identified by the

word SRS AIRBAG on the roof pillars.

The curtain airbag system is triggered

in the event of an accident of a certain

severity in the depicted area. The

ignition must be on.

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Seats, restraints

The risk of injury to the head in the

event of a side impact is considerably

reduced.

Warning

Keep the area in which the airbag

inflates clear of obstructions.
The hooks on the handles in the

roof frame are only suitable for

hanging up light articles of

clothing, without coat hangers. Do

not keep any items in these

clothes.

Airbag deactivation

Front airbag and side airbag systems

for the front passenger seat have to

be deactivated if a child restraint

system is to be fitted on this seat. The

curtain airbag system, the belt

tensioners and all driver airbag

systems will remain active.

Front passenger airbag system can

be deactivated via a lock on the side

of the instrument panel, visible when

the front passenger door is open.

Use the ignition key to choose the

position:
*

= front passenger airbags are

deactivated and will not inflate

in the event of a collision.

Control indicator * illuminates

continuously. A child restraint

system can be installed in

accordance with the chart

3

 39.

V

= front passenger airbags are

active. No child restraint

systems can be installed.

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As long as the control indicator * is

not illuminated, the airbag systems

for the front passenger seat will inflate

in the event of a collision.
Change status only when the vehicle

is stopped with the ignition off.
Status remains until the next change.
Control indicator for airbag

deactivation 3 58.

Child restraints

Child restraint systems

When a child restraint system is being

used, pay attention to the following

usage and installation instructions

and also those supplied with the child

restraint system.
Always comply with local or national

regulations. In some countries, the

use of child restraint systems is

forbidden on certain seats.

Warning

When using a child restraint

system on the front passenger

seat, the airbag systems for the

front passenger seat must be

deactivated; if not, the triggering of

the airbags poses a risk of fatal

injury to the child.
This is especially the case if rear-

facing child restraint systems are

used on the front passenger seat.

Selecting the right system

Children should travel in a rear-facing

child restraint until as old as possible.

It is appropriate to change the system

when the child's head can no longer

be properly supported at eye height.

The child’s cervical vertebrae are still

very weak and in an accident they

suffer less stress in the semi-prone

rearward position than when sitting

upright.
Children under 12 years or under

150 cm tall should only travel in an

appropriate child restraint system.
Never carry a child while travelling in

the vehicle. The child will become too

heavy to hold in the event of

a collision.
When transporting children, use the

child restraint systems suitable for the

child's weight.
Ensure that the child restraint system

to be installed is compatible with the

vehicle type.
Ensure that the mounting location of

the child restraint system within the

vehicle is correct.

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