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Vehicle care

Caution

Drive slowly. Do not drive jerkily.

Excessive tractive force can

damage the vehicle.

When the engine is not running,

considerably more force is needed to

brake and steer.
To prevent the entry of exhaust fumes

from the towing vehicle, switch on the

Air recirculation system and close the

windows.
Vehicles with automatic transmission

must be towed facing forwards, not

faster than 80 km/h nor further than

100 km. In all other cases and when

the transmission is defective, the front

axle must be raised off the ground.
Seek the assistance of a workshop.
After towing, unscrew the towing eye

and refit the cover.

Towing another vehicle

Caution

The rear lashing eye is designed

for shipping purposes only.

Towing another vehicle from the

rear is not permitted!

Appearance care

Exterior care

Locks

The locks are lubricated at the factory

using a high quality lock cylinder

grease. Use de-icing agent only when

absolutely necessary, as this has

a degreasing effect and impairs lock

function. After using de-icing agent,

have the locks regreased by

a workshop.

Washing

The paintwork of your vehicle is

exposed to environmental influences.

Wash and wax your vehicle regularly.

When using automatic vehicle

washes, select a programme that

includes waxing.
Bird droppings, dead insects, resin,

pollen and the like should be cleaned

off immediately, as they contain

aggressive constituents which can

cause paint damage.

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If using a vehicle wash, comply with

the vehicle wash manufacturer's

instructions. The windscreen wipers

and rear window wiper must be

switched off. Remove antenna and

external accessories such as roof

racks etc.
If you wash your vehicle by hand,

make sure that the insides of the

wheel housings are also thoroughly

rinsed out.
Clean edges and folds on opened

doors and the bonnet as well as the

areas they cover.
Do not clean the engine compartment

with a steam-jet or high-pressure jet

cleaner.
Thoroughly rinse and leather-off the

vehicle. Rinse leather frequently. Use

separate leathers for painted and

glass surfaces: remnants of wax on

the windows will impair vision.
Do not use hard objects to remove

spots of tar. Use tar removal spray on

painted surfaces.
After washing the vehicle, lubricate

door hinges to prevent wear.

Exterior lights

Headlight and other light covers are

made of plastic. Do not use any

abrasive or caustic agents, do not use

an ice scraper, and do not clean them

dry.

Polishing and waxing

Wax the vehicle regularly (at the

latest when water no longer beads).

Otherwise, the paintwork will dry out.
Polishing is necessary only if the paint

has become dull or if solid deposits

have become attached to it.
Paintwork polish with silicone forms

a protective film, making waxing

unnecessary.
Plastic body parts must not be treated

with wax or polishing agents.

Windows and windscreen wiper

blades

Use a soft lint-free cloth or chamois

leather together with window cleaner

and insect remover.
When cleaning the rear window,

make sure the heating element inside

the window is not damaged.

For mechanical removal of ice, use

a sharp-edged ice scraper. Press the

scraper firmly against the glass so

that no dirt can get under it and

scratch the glass.
Clean smearing wiper blades with

a soft cloth and window cleaner.

Wheels and tyres

Do not use high-pressure jet

cleaners.
Clean rims with a pH-neutral wheel

cleaner.
Rims are painted and can be treated

with the same agents as the body.

Paintwork damage

Rectify minor paintwork damage with

a touch-up pen before rust forms.

Have more extensive damage or rust

areas repaired by a workshop.

Underbody

Some areas of the vehicle underbody

have a PVC undercoating while other

critical areas have a durable

protective wax coating.

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Vehicle care

After the underbody is washed, check

the underbody and have it waxed if

necessary.
Bitumen/rubber materials could

damage the PVC coating. Have

underbody work carried out by

a workshop.
Before and after winter, wash the

underbody and have the protective

wax coating checked.

Interior care

Interior and upholstery

Only clean the vehicle interior,

including the instrument panel fascia

and panelling, with a dry cloth or

interior cleaner.
The instrument panel should only be

cleaned using a soft damp cloth.
Clean fabric upholstery with

a vacuum cleaner and brush.

Remove stains with an upholstery

cleaner.
Clean seat belts with lukewarm water

or interior cleaner.

Caution

Close Velcro fasteners as open

Velcro fasteners on clothing could

damage seat upholstery.

Plastic and rubber parts

Plastic and rubber parts can be

cleaned with the same cleaner as

used to clean the body. Use interior

cleaner if necessary. Do not use any

other agent. Avoid solvents and petrol

in particular. Do not use high-

pressure jet cleaners.

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Service and maintenance

121

Service and

maintenance

General information ................... 121
Recommended fluids, lubricants

and parts .................................... 122

General information

Service information

In order to ensure economical and

safe vehicle operation and to

maintain the value of your vehicle, it

is of vital importance that all

maintenance work is carried out at the

proper intervals as specified.
The detailed, up-to-date service

schedule for the vehicle is available at

the workshop.
Service display 3 56.

Service interval

Maintenance of your vehicle is

required every 15,000 km or after

1 year, whichever occurs first.

Confirmations

Confirmation of service is recorded in

the Service and Warranty Booklet.

The date and mileage is completed

with the stamp and signature of the

servicing workshop.

Make sure that the Service and

Warranty Booklet is completed

correctly as continuous proof of

service is essential if any warranty or

goodwill claims are to be met, and is

also a benefit when selling the

vehicle.

Fixed service interval

When service is due, InSP appears in

the odometer display when the

ignition is switched on. Have the next

service performed by a workshop

within one week or 500 km

(whichever occurs first).

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122

Service and maintenance

Recommended fluids,

lubricants and parts

Recommended fluids and

lubricants

Only use products that have been

tested and approved. Damage

resulting from the use of non-

approved materials will not be

covered by the warranty.

Warning

Operating materials are

hazardous and could be

poisonous. Handle with care. Pay

attention to information given on

the containers.

Engine oil

Engine oil is identified by its quality

and also its viscosity. Quality is more

important than viscosity when

selecting which engine oil to use.

The new engine oil GM-Dexos 2 is of

the highest quality available at the

moment. If it is unavailable, engine

oils of other listed qualities have to be

used.

Engine oil quality

GM-Dexos 2 = Petrol engines

GM-LL-A-025 = Petrol engines

ACEA-A3

= Petrol engines

Topping up engine oil

Engine oils of different manufacturers

and brands can be mixed as long as

they comply with the required engine

oil (quality and viscosity).
If engine oil of the required quality is

not available, a maximum of 1 litre of

ACEA A3/B4 or A3/B3 grade may be

used (only once between each oil

change). The viscosity should be of

the correct rating.
Use of ACEA A1/B1 and A5/B5

engine oil is expressly forbidden,

since they can cause long-term

engine damage under certain

operating conditions.

Engine oil additives

The use of engine oil additives could

cause damage and invalidate the

warranty.

Engine oil viscosity

Use only engine oil viscosities SAE

0W-30, 0W-40, 5W-30 or 5W-40.
The SAE viscosity rating defines the

ability of an oil to flow. When cold, oil

is more viscous than when hot.
Multigrade oil is indicated by two

figures. The first figure, followed by

a W, indicates low temperature

viscosity and the second figure the

high temperature viscosity.

Coolant and antifreeze

Use antifreeze of recommended

specification.
The system is factory filled with

coolant designed for frost protection

down to approx. -28 °C. This

concentration should be maintained

all year round.
Coolant additives intended to give

additional corrosion protection or seal

against minor leaks can cause

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function problems. Liability for

consequences resulting from the use

of coolant additives will be rejected.

Brake and clutch fluid

Only use DOT4+ brake fluid.
Over time, brake fluid absorbs

moisture which will reduce braking

effectiveness. The brake fluid should

therefore be replaced at the specified

interval.
Brake fluid should be stored in

a sealed container to avoid water

absorption.
Ensure brake fluid does not become

contaminated.

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Technical data

Technical data

Vehicle identification .................. 124
Vehicle data ............................... 126

Vehicle identification

Vehicle Identification

Number

The Vehicle Identification Number is

visible through the windscreen.
The VIN may also be affixed to the

cowl panel in the engine

compartment above the windscreen

washer fluid reservoir.

Identification plate

The identification plate is located on

the front left door frame.

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Technical data

125

Information on identification plate:
1 = Manufacturer

2 = Vehicle Identification Number

3 = Permissible gross vehicle

weight rating

4 = Permissible gross train weight

5 = Maximum permissible front axle

load

6 = Maximum permissible rear axle

load

7 = Type approval number

8 = Engine designation
The combined total of front and rear

axle loads must not exceed the

permissible gross vehicle weight. For

example, if the front axle is bearing its

maximum permissible load, the rear

axle can only bear a load that is equal

to the gross vehicle weight minus the

front axle load.
The technical data is determined in

accordance with European

Community standards. We reserve

the right to make modifications.

Specifications in the vehicle

documents always have priority over

those given in this manual.

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Technical data

Vehicle data

Engine data

Sales designation

1.0

1.2

Engine identifier code

K 10 B

K 12 B

Number of cylinders

3

4

Piston displacement [cm

3

]

996

1242

Engine power [kW]

48

63

at rpm

6000

5500

Torque [Nm]

90

114

at rpm

4800

4400

Fuel type

Petrol

Petrol

Octane rating RON
recommended

95

95

possible

91

91

Oil consumption [l/1000 km]

1.0

1.0

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Performance

Engine

K 10 B

K 12 B

Maximum speed

1)

 [km/h]

Manual transmission

160

175

Automatic transmission

170

Fuel consumption - CO

2

-emissions

Manual transmission / automatic transmission.
Engine

K 10 B

K 12 B

urban [l/100 km]

5.9/–

6.9/7.8

extra-urban [l/100 km]

4.4/–

4.7/4.9

total [l/100 km]

5.0/–

5.5/5.9

CO

2

 [g/km]

119/–

129/142

1)

The maximum speed indicated is achievable at kerb weight (without driver) plus 200 kg payload. Optional equipment

could reduce the specified maximum speed of the vehicle.

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Technical data

Vehicle weight

Kerb weight, basic model

Agila

Engine

Manual transmission

Automatic transmission

without/with optional equipment
[kg]

K 10 B

975/1030

K 12 B

990/1045

1040/1065

Vehicle dimensions

Length [mm]

3740

Width without exterior mirrors [mm]

1680

Width with two exterior mirrors [mm]

1932

Height (without antenna) [mm]

1590

Length of load compartment floor [mm]

1227

Load compartment width [mm]

1004

Load compartment height [mm]

870

Wheelbase [mm]

2360

Turning circle diameter [m]

9.6

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Capacities

Engine

K 10 B

K 12 B

Engine oil including filter [l]

2.9

3.1

between MIN and MAX [l]

1.0

1.0

Fuel tank, nominal capacity [l]

45

45

Tyre pressures

Comfort with up to 3 people ECO with up to 3 people

With full load

Engine

Tyres

front

rear

front

rear

front

rear

[kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi) [kPa/bar] (psi)

K 10 B, K12 B  165/70 R14 230/2.3 (33) 230/2.3 (33) -

-

250/2.5 (36) 280/2.8 (41)

185/60 R15 230/2.3 (33) 210/2.1 (30) 280/2.8 (41) 250/2.5 (36) 230/2.3 (33) 260/2.6 (38)
T125/70 R15 420/4.2 (61) 420/4.2 (61) -

-

420/4.2 (61) 420/4.2 (61)

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Customer information

Customer information

Vehicle data recording and

privacy ....................................... 130

Vehicle data recording

and privacy

Event data recorders

The vehicle has a number of

sophisticated systems that monitor

and control several vehicle data.

Some data may be stored during

regular operation to facilitate repair of

detected malfunctions, other data is

stored only in a crash or near crash

event by systems commonly called

event data recorders (EDR).
The systems may record data about

the condition of the vehicle and how it

was operated (e.g. engine speed,

brake application, seat belt usage).

To read this data special equipment

and access to the vehicle is required.

This will take place when the vehicle

is serviced in a workshop. Some data

is electronically fed into GM global

diagnostic systems. The

manufacturer will not access

information about a crash event or

share it with others except

■ with the consent of the vehicle

owner or, if the vehicle is leased,

with the consent of the lessee,

■ in response to an official request of

police or similar government office,

■ as part of the manufacturer’s

defense in case of legal

proceedings,

■ as required by law.

In addition, the manufacturer may use

the collected or received data

■ for the manufacturer's research

needs,

■ to make it available for research

needs where appropriate

confidentiality is maintained and

need is shown,

■ to share summary data which is not

tied to a specific vehicle with other

organisations for research

purposes.

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Index

A

Accessories and vehicle

modifications ............................ 94

Adjustable air vents ..................... 79

Airbag and belt tensioners ........... 58

Airbag deactivation ................ 36, 58

Airbag system .............................. 33

Air conditioning regular operation  80

Air conditioning system ................ 78

Air intake ...................................... 80

AM-FM radio ................................ 72

Antilock brake system .................. 89

Antilock brake system (ABS) ....... 59

Anti-theft locking system .............. 22

Ashtrays ....................................... 53

Automatic transmission ............... 86

B

Battery ......................................... 98

Bonnet ......................................... 95

Brake assist ................................. 90

Brake fluid .................................... 98

Brakes ................................... 89, 98

Brake system ............................... 59

Bulb replacement ......................... 99

C

Capacities .................................. 129

Catalytic converter ....................... 85

CD player ..................................... 75

Central locking system ................ 19

Centre high-mounted brake

light ......................................... 101

Changing tyre and wheel size ... 109

Charging system .......................... 59

Child locks ................................... 21

Child restraint installation

locations ................................... 39

Child restraint systems ................ 37

Cigarette lighter ........................... 53

Climate control ............................. 14

Clock............................................. 53

Control indicators.......................... 57

Control of the vehicle ................... 81

Convex shape .............................. 23

Cupholders .................................. 44

Curtain airbag system .................. 35

D

Danger, Warnings and Cautions ... 3

Daytime running lights ................. 65

Door open .................................... 62

E

Electric adjustment ...................... 24

Electronic driving programmes .... 87

Electronic Stability Program . . 60, 91

Electronic Stability Program fault.. 60

End-of-life vehicle recovery ......... 95

Engine compartment fuse box ... 105

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Engine coolant ............................. 97

Engine coolant temperature ........ 60

Engine data ............................... 126

Engine exhaust ............................ 85

Engine oil ..................................... 96

Engine oil pressure ...................... 60

Event data recorders.................. 130

Exterior care .............................. 118

Exterior lighting ............................ 11

F

Fault ............................................. 87

First aid kit ................................... 48

Fixed air vents ............................. 79

Fog light ....................................... 62

Fog lights ................................... 100

Folding ......................................... 24

Front airbag system ..................... 33

Front fog lights ............................. 66

Front turn signal lights ............... 100

Fuel consumption - CO

2

-

Emissions ......................... 92, 127

Fuel for petrol engines ................. 91

Fuel gauge ................................... 55

Fuses ......................................... 103

G

Glovebox ..................................... 44

H

Halogen headlights .................... 100

Hand brake................................... 89

Hazard warning flashers .............. 65

Headlight flash ............................. 64

Headlight levelling system............ 61

Headlight range adjustment ........ 65

Headlights when driving abroad . . 65

Head restraint adjustment ............. 8

Head restraints ............................ 27

Heated ......................................... 24

Heated rear window ..................... 26

Heating ........................................ 29

Heating and ventilation system . . . 77

High beam ............................. 61, 64

Horn ....................................... 13, 51

I

Identification plate ..................... 124

Ignition switch positions ............... 82

Immobiliser ............................ 23, 61

Instrument panel fuse box ......... 106

Instrument panel illumination ..... 103

Instrument panel overview ........... 11

Instrument panel storage.............. 43

Interior care ............................... 120

Interior lights ........................ 67, 102

Interruption of power supply ........ 87

Introduction .............................. 3, 69

ISOFIX child restraint systems .... 42

J

Jump starting ............................. 115

K

Keys ............................................. 18

L

Light switch .................................. 64

Load compartment ................ 21, 45

Load compartment cover ............. 46

Load compartment lighting........... 67

Loading information ..................... 48

Low fuel ....................................... 61

M

Malfunction indicator light ............ 59

Manual adjustment ...................... 23

Manual anti-dazzle ...................... 25

Manual transmission .................... 88

Manual windows .......................... 25

Mirror adjustment ........................... 8

Mobile phones and CB radio

equipment ................................ 76

N

New vehicle running-in ................ 81

Number plate light ..................... 102

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