Opel Mokka (2017 year). Manual - part 9

 

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Opel Mokka (2017 year). Manual - part 9

 

 

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Driving and operating

1. Keep the brake pedal depressed

and pull the parking brake lever

up.

2. Remove the cap on the console

with a thin object such as a

screwdriver.

3. Insert a screwdriver into the

opening as far as it will go.

4. Shift selector lever to N.
5. Remove the screwdriver from the

slot.

6. Reinstall the cap.
7. Have the cause of the power

supply interruption remedied by a

workshop.

Manual transmission

To engage reverse, with the vehicle

stationary, depress clutch pedal,

press the release button on the

selector lever and engage the gear.
If the gear does not engage, set the

lever to neutral, release the clutch

pedal and depress again; then repeat

gear selection.
Do not slip the clutch unnecessarily.
When operating, depress the clutch

pedal completely. Do not use the

pedal as a foot rest.

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Caution

It is not advisable to drive with the

hand resting on the selector lever.

Stop-start system 3 127.

Drive systems

All-wheel drive

The All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system

enhances driving characteristics and

stability, and helps to achieve the best

possible driveability regardless of

ground surface. The system is always

active and cannot be deactivated.
The torque is distributed steplessly

between the wheels of the front and

rear axle, depending on the driving

conditions. Additionally the torque

between the rear wheels is distributed

depending on the surface.
For optimum system performance,

the vehicle's tyres should not have

varying degrees of wear.
When using a temporary spare

wheel, the AWD system is

automatically disabled.
The AWD system will also be

temporarily disabled to protect the

system from overheating if there is

excessive wheel spin. When the

system cools down, AWD will be

restored.

The deactivation of the AWD system

will be indicated by a message on the

Driver Information Centre.
If a service message or warning

code S73 is displayed on the Driver

Information Centre, there is a

malfunction in the AWD system. Seek

the assistance of a workshop.
Vehicle messages 3 94, Towing the

vehicle 3 200.

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Driving and operating

Brakes

The brake system comprises two

independent brake circuits.
If a brake circuit fails, the vehicle can

still be braked using the other brake

circuit. However, braking effect is

achieved only when the brake pedal

is depressed firmly. Considerably

more force is needed for this. The

braking distance is extended. Seek

the assistance of a workshop before

continuing the journey.
When the engine is not running, the

support of the brake servo unit

disappears once the brake pedal has

been depressed once or twice.

Braking effect is not reduced, but

braking requires significantly greater

force. It is especially important to bear

this in mind when being towed.
Control indicator R 3 85.

Antilock brake system

Antilock brake system (ABS)

prevents the wheels from locking.

ABS starts to regulate brake pressure

as soon as a wheel shows a tendency

to lock. The vehicle remains

steerable, even during hard braking.
ABS control is made apparent

through a pulse in the brake pedal

and the noise of the regulation

process.
For optimum braking, keep the brake

pedal fully depressed throughout the

braking process, despite the fact that

the pedal is pulsating. Do not reduce

the pressure on the pedal.
After starting-off the system performs

a self-test which may be audible.
Control indicator u 3 85.

Adaptive brake light

During full braking, all three brake

lights flash for the duration of ABS

control.

Fault

9 Warning

If there is a fault in the ABS, the

wheels may be liable to lock due

to braking that is heavier than

normal. The advantages of ABS

are no longer available. During

hard braking, the vehicle can no

longer be steered and may

swerve.

Have the cause of the fault remedied

by a workshop.

Parking brake

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9 Warning

Always apply parking brake firmly

without operating the release

button, and apply as firmly as

possible on a downhill or uphill

slope.
To release the parking brake, pull

the lever up slightly, press the

release button and fully lower the

lever.
To reduce the operating forces of

the parking brake, depress the

brake pedal at the same time.

Control indicator R 3 85.

Brake assist

If the brake pedal is depressed

quickly and forcefully, maximum

brake force is automatically applied

(full braking).
Maintain steady pressure on the

brake pedal for as long as full braking

is required. Maximum brake force is

automatically reduced when the

brake pedal is released.

Hill start assist

The system helps prevent unintended

movement when driving away on

inclines.
When releasing the brake pedal after

stopping on an incline, the brakes

remain on for a further two seconds.

The brakes release automatically as

soon as the vehicle begins to

accelerate.
The hill start assist is not active during

an Autostop.
Stop-start system 3 127.

Ride control systems

Traction Control system

The Traction Control system (TC) is a

component of the Electronic Stability

Control (ESC) 3 138.
TC improves driving stability when

necessary, regardless of the type of

road surface or tyre grip, by

preventing the drive wheels from

spinning.
As soon as the drive wheels starts to

spin, engine output is reduced and

the wheel spinning the most is braked

individually. This considerably

improves the driving stability of the

vehicle on slippery road surfaces.
TC is operational after each engine

start as soon as the control indicator

b

 extinguishes.

When TC operates b flashes.

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Driving and operating

9 Warning

Do not let this special safety

feature tempt you into taking risks

when driving.
Adapt speed to the road

conditions.

Control indicator b 3 87.

Deactivation

TC can be switched off when spinning

of drive wheels is required:

press t briefly to deactivate TC, k

illuminates. Deactivation is displayed

as status message in the Driver

Information Centre.
TC is reactivated by pressing t again.
TC is also reactivated the next time

the ignition is switched on.

Electronic Stability Control

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

improves driving stability when

necessary, regardless of the type of

road surface or tyre grip.
As soon as the vehicle starts to

swerve (understeer/oversteer),

engine output is reduced and the

wheels are braked individually.
ESC operates in combination with the

Traction Control system (TC). It

prevents the drive wheels from

spinning.

ESC is operational after each engine

start as soon as the control indicator

b

 extinguishes.

When ESC operates b flashes.

9 Warning

Do not let this special safety

feature tempt you into taking risks

when driving.
Adapt speed to the road

conditions.

Control indicator b 3 87.

Deactivation

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ESC can be deactivated: press and

hold t for approx. five seconds.
Control indicators k and n illuminate.
ESC is reactivated by pressing t

again. If the TC system was

previously disabled, both TC and

ESC are reactivated.
ESC is also reactivated the next time

the ignition is switched on.

Fault

If there is a fault in the system the

control indicator b illuminates

continuously and a message appears

in the Driver Information Centre. The

system is not operational.
Have the cause of the fault remedied

by a workshop.

Descent control system

The Descent control system (DCS)

allows the vehicle to travel at a low

speed without depressing the brake

pedaol. The vehicle will automatically

decelerate to a low speed and remain

at that speed when the system is

activated. Some noise or vibration

from the brake system may be

apparent when the system is active.

Caution

Use only when descending steep

grades while driving off-road. Do

not use when driving on normal

road surfaces. Unnecessary

usage of the DCS function, such

as while driving on normal roads,

may damage the brake system

and the ESC function.

Switching on

At speeds below approx. 40 km/h,

press u. DCS is operational as soon

as control indicator u illuminates.

Activation

DCS is active at speeds between 2

and 35 km/h. Depending on the

current speed, the vehicle will be

accelerated or decelerated to a speed

between 5 and 20 km/h. When DCS

is active, u flashes.
DCS will only be activated on roads

with a certain incline.

Deactivation

DCS is deactivated if the vehicle is

decelerated below 2 km/h or

accelerated above 35 km/h.

Switching off

Press u again. Control indicator u

extinguishes.
At speeds above 60 km/h the system

is switched off automatically.

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Driving and operating

Driver assistance

systems

9 Warning

Driver assistance systems are

developed to support the driver

and not to replace the driver's

attention.
The driver accepts full

responsibility when driving the

vehicle.
When using driver assistance

systems, always take care

regarding the current traffic

situation.

Cruise control

The Cruise control can store and

maintain speeds of approx. 30 to

200 km/h. Deviations from the stored

speeds may occur when driving uphill

or downhill.
For safety reasons, the cruise control

cannot be activated until the brake

pedal has been operated once.

Activating in first gear is not possible.

Do not use the cruise control if it is not

advisable to maintain a constant

speed.
With automatic transmission, only

activate cruise control in automatic

mode.
Control indicator m 3 89.

Switching on

Press m: control indicator m in

instrument cluster illuminates white.

Activation

Accelerate to the desired speed and

turn thumb wheel to SET/-: the

current speed is stored and

maintained. Control indicator m in

instrument cluster illuminates green.

Accelerator pedal can be released.
Vehicle speed can be increased by

depressing the accelerator pedal.

When the accelerator pedal is

released, the previously stored speed

is resumed.
Cruise control remains activated

while gearshifting.

Increase speed

With cruise control active, hold thumb

wheel turned to RES/+ or briefly turn

to RES/+ repeatedly: speed

increases continuously or in small

increments.
Alternatively accelerate to the desired

speed and store by turning to SET/-.

Reduce speed

With cruise control active, hold thumb

wheel turned to SET/- or briefly turn to

SET/- repeatedly: speed decreases

continuously or in small increments.

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Deactivation

Press y: control indicator m in

instrument cluster illuminates white.

Cruise control is deactivated. Last

stored speed remains in memory for

later speed resume.
Automatic deactivation:

● Vehicle speed is below approx..

30 km/h.

● Vehicle speed is above approx.

200 km/h.

● The brake pedal is depressed.
● The clutch pedal is depressed for

a few seconds.

● Selector lever is in N.
● Engine speed is in a very low

range.

● The Traction Control system (TC)

or Electronic Stability Control

(ESC) is operating.

Resume stored speed

Turn thumb wheel to RES/+ at a

speed above 30 km/h. The stored

speed will be resumed.

Switching off

Press m: control indicator m in

instrument cluster extinguishes. The

stored speed is deleted.
Pressing L for activating speed

limiter or switching off the ignition also

switches off cruise control and

deletes the stored speed.

Speed limiter

The speed limiter prevents the

vehicle exceeding a preset maximum

speed.
The maximum speed can be set at a

speed above 25 km/h.
The driver can only accelerate up to

the preset speed. Deviations from the

limited speed may occur when driving

downhill.
The preset speed limit is displayed in

the top line of the Driver Information

Centre when the system is active.

Activation

Press L. If cruise control or adaptive

cruise control has been activated

before, it is switched off when speed

limiter is activated and control

indicator m extinguishes.

Set speed limit

With speed limiter active, hold thumb

wheel turned to RES/+ or briefly turn

to RES/+ repeatedly until the desired

maximum speed is displayed in the

Driver Information Centre.
Alternatively accelerate to the desired

speed and briefly turn thumb wheel to

SET/-: the current speed is stored as

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maximum speed. Speed limit is

displayed in the Driver Information

Centre.

Change speed limit

With speed limiter active, turn thumb

wheel to RES/+ to increase or SET/-

to decrease the desired maximum

speed.

Exceeding the speed limit

In the event of an emergency, it is

possible to exceed the speed limit by

depressing the accelerator pedal

firmly beyond the point of resistance.

The limited speed will flash in the

Driver Information Centre and a

chime sounds during this period.
Release the accelerator pedal and

the speed limiter function is

reactivated once a speed lower than

the limit speed is obtained.

Deactivation

Press y: speed limiter is deactivated

and the vehicle can be driven without

speed limit.
The limited speed is stored and a

corresponding message appears in

the Driver Information Centre.

Resume limit speed

Turn thumb wheel to RES/+. The

stored speed limit will be obtained.

Switching off

Press L, the speed limit indication in

the Driver Information Centre

extinguishes. The stored speed is

deleted.

By pressing m to activate cruise

control or adaptive cruise control or

by switching off the ignition, speed

limiter is also deactivated and the

stored speed is deleted.

Forward collision alert

The forward collision alert can help to

avoid or reduce the damage caused

by front-end crashes. If a vehicle

directly ahead is approached too

quickly, a warning chime and alert in

the Driver Information Centre is

provided.

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The green illuminated vehicle ahead

symbol A appears in the

speedometer when the system has

detected a vehicle in the driving path.

A precondition is that forward collision

alert is activated in the vehicle

personalisation menu 3 100 or that it

is not deactivated by pressing V

(depending on the system, see

following).

Forward collision alert based on

front camera system

Forward collision alert uses the front

camera system in the windscreen to

detect a vehicle directly ahead, in

your path, within a distance of approx.

60 metres.

Activation

Forward collision alert operates

automatically above 40 km/h, if it is

not deactivated by pressing V, see

below.

Selecting the alert sensitivity

The alert sensitivity can be set to

near, medium or far.

Press V: the current setting is shown

on the Driver Information Centre.

Press V again to change the alert

sensitivity.

Alerting the driver

When approaching another vehicle

too rapidly, the collision alert warning

page will be indicated in the Driver

Information Centre. Simultaneously a

warning chime sounds. Depress the

brake pedal, if it is required by the

situation.

Deactivation

The system can be deactivated.

Press V repeatedly until the following

message appears in the Driver

Information Centre.

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Driving and operating

General information

9 Warning

Forward collision alert is just a

warning system and does not

apply the brakes. When

approaching a vehicle ahead too

rapidly, it may not provide you

enough time to avoid a collision.
The driver accepts full

responsibility for the appropriate

following distance based on traffic,

weather and visibility conditions.

The complete attention of the

driver is always required while

driving. The driver must always be

ready to take action and apply the

brakes.

System limitations

The system is designed to warn only

for vehicles, but may react also to

other metallic objects.
In the following cases, forward

collision alert may not detect a vehicle

ahead or sensor performance is

limited:

● on winding roads
● when weather limits visibility,

e.g. fog, rain, or snow

● when the sensor is blocked by

snow, ice, slush, mud, dirt, or

windscreen damage

Parking assist

The parking assist makes parking

easier by measuring the distance

between the vehicle and obstacles,

and giving acoustic signals. It is the

driver, however, who bears full

responsibility for the parking

manoeuvre.
The system consists of four ultrasonic

parking sensors in the rear bumper. If

the vehicle is equipped with a front

parking assist the system consists of

four additional ultrasonic parking

sensors in the front bumper.
Control indicator r 3 86.

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Activation

When reverse gear is engaged, the

system is activated automatically.
The front parking assist can also be

activated at a low speed by pressing

r.
An illuminated LED in the parking

assist button indicates that the

system is ready to operate.
An obstacle is indicated by a buzzing

sound. The interval between the

sounds becomes shorter as the

vehicle gets closer to the obstacle.

When the distance is less than

30 cm, the buzzing is continuous.

If r is pressed once within an

ignition cycle, the front parking assist

is reactivated if the vehicle speed

goes below a certain value and if the

vehicle speed has not exceeded

25 km/h beforehand.

Deactivation

Deactivate the system by pressing

r.
The LED in the button will go out and

Park Assist Off will be displayed in the

Driver Information Centre.
The system is deactivated

automatically at a certain speed.

Fault

In the event of a fault in the system,

r illuminates or a vehicle message

is displayed in the Driver Information

Centre.
Additionally, r illuminates or a

vehicle message is displayed in the

Driver Information Centre if a

malfunction of the system due to

temporary conditions, e.g. snow

covered sensors is detected.
Vehicle messages 3 94.

Important hints for using the

parking assist systems

9 Warning

Under certain circumstances,

various reflective surfaces on

objects or clothing as well as

external noise sources may cause

the system to fail to detect

obstacles.
Special attention has to be paid to

low obstacles which can damage

the lower part of the bumper. If

such obstacles leave the detection

area of the sensors during

approach of the vehicle, a

continuous warning tone will

sound.

Caution

Performance of the system can be

reduced when sensors are

covered, e.g. by ice or snow.
Performance of the parking assist

system can be reduced due to

heavy loading.

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Driving and operating

Special conditions apply if there

are taller vehicles in the vicinity

(e.g. off-road vehicles, mini vans,

vans). Object identification and

correct distance indication in the

upper part of these vehicles

cannot be guaranteed.
Objects with a very small reflection

cross-section, e.g. objects of

narrow size or soft materials, may

not be detected by the system.
Parking assist systems do not

detect objects outside the

detection range.

Note

The parking assist system

automatically detects factory-fitted

towing equipment. It is deactivated

when the connector is plugged in.
The sensor may detect a non-

existent object (echo disturbance)

caused by external acoustic or

mechanical disturbances.
Note

The parking assist is deactivated

when the rear carrier system is

extended.

Rear view camera

The rear view camera assists the

driver when reversing by displaying a

view of the area behind the vehicle.
The view of the camera is displayed

in the Colour-Info-Display.

9 Warning

The rear view camera does not

replace driver vision. Note that

objects that are outside the

camera's field of view and the

advanced parking assist sensors,

e.g. below the bumper or

underneath the vehicle, are not

displayed.
Do not reverse the vehicle by only

looking at the Info-Display and

check the surrounding area

behind and around the vehicle

before reversing.

Activation

Rear view camera is automatically

activated when reverse gear is

engaged.

Functionality

The camera is mounted in the tailgate

handle and has a viewing angle of

130°.

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Due to the high position of the camera

the rear bumper can be seen on the

display as a guide to position.
The area displayed by the camera is

limited. The distance of the image that

appears on the display differs from

the actual distance.

Guiding lines

Dynamic guiding lines are horizontal

lines in 1 metre intervals projected on

the picture to define the distance to

shown objects.

Trajectory lane of the vehicle is

shown in accordance with the

steering angle.

The function can be deactivated in the

menu Settings in the Info-Display.

Vehicle personalisation 3 100.

Warning symbols

Warning symbols are indicated as

triangles 9 on the picture which show

obstacles detected by the rear

sensors of the advanced parking

assist.

Display settings

Navi 650/Navi 950: Brightness can be

set by first pressing and then turning

the outer ring of the multifunction

knob.
CD 600: Brightness can be set by first

pressing and then turning the

multifunction knob.

Deactivation

The camera is deactivated when a

certain forward speed is exceeded or

if reverse gear is not engaged for

approx. 10 seconds.
Activation or deactivation of the rear

view camera can be changed in the

menu Settings in the Info-Display.

Vehicle personalisation 3 100.

Fault

Fault messages are displayed with a

9 on the top line of the Info-Display.
The rear view camera may not

operate properly when:

● The surrounding area is dark.
● The sun or the beam of

headlights is shining directly into

the camera lens.

● Ice, snow, mud, or anything else

covers the camera lens. Clean

the lens, rinse it with water, and

wipe it with a soft cloth.

● The tailgate is not closed

correctly.

● The vehicle had a rear-end

accident.

● There are extreme temperature

changes.

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Traffic sign assistant

Functionality

The traffic sign assistant system

detects designated traffic signs via a

front camera and displays them in the

Driver Information Centre.

Traffic signs which will be detected

are:
Limit and no passing signs

● speed limit
● no passing
● end of speed limit
● end of no passing

Road signs

Beginning and end of:

● motorways
● A-roads
● play streets

Add-on signs

● additional hints to traffic signs
● restriction of trailer towing
● wet warning
● ice warning
● direction arrows

Speed limit signs are displayed in the

Driver Information Centre until the

next speed limit sign or end of speed

limit is detected or up to a defined sign

timeout.

Combinations of more signs in the

display are possible.

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An exclamation mark in a frame

indicates that there is an add-on sign

detected which cannot be recognised

by the system.
The system is active up to a speed of

200 km/h depending on the lighting

conditions. At night the system is

active up to a speed of 160 km/h.
As soon as the speed becomes

slower than 55 km/h the display will

be reset and the content of the traffic

sign page will be cleared. The next

recognised speed indication will be

displayed.

Display indication

Traffic signs are displayed on the

page Traffic sign detection in the

Driver Information Centre, chosen via

the adjuster wheel on the turn signal

lever 3 89.
When another function in the Driver

Information Centre was selected and

then Traffic sign detection page is

chosen again, the last recognised

traffic sign will be displayed.
After the traffic sign page is cleared

by the system, the following symbol is

indicated:

The content of the traffic sign page is

also cleared during driving by

pressing SET/CLR on the turn signal

lever for a longer time.

Pop-up function

Speed limits and no passing signs are

displayed as pop-ups on each page

of the Driver Information Centre.

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