Opel Vivaro (2018 year). Manual - part 10

 

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Opel Vivaro (2018 year). Manual - part 10

 

 

Driving and operating

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Enhanced Traction function

If necessary, in the event of soft

ground, mud or snow-covered road

surfaces, ESP®

Plus

 can be

deactivated to enhance traction:
Press Ø on the instrument panel.

Control indicator Ø illuminates in the

instrument cluster and a

corresponding message appears in

the Driver Information Centre 3 102.
When vehicle speed reaches

50 km/h, the system switches

automatically from Enhanced

Traction function to ESP®

Plus

operation. Control indicator Ø

extinguishes in the instrument cluster.
ESP®

Plus

 is reactivated by pressing

Ø

 again. Control indicator Ø

extinguishes.
ESP®

Plus

 is also reactivated the next

time the ignition is switched on.

Engine Drag Torque Control

The engine drag torque control

system is an integral feature of

ESP®

Plus

. When downshifting under

slippery road conditions, the engine

speed and torque increases to help

prevent locking of the drive wheels

during sudden deceleration.

Fault

If the system detects a fault, control

indicator b 3 99 illuminates together

with F 3 98 in the instrument cluster

and a corresponding message

appears in the Driver Information

Centre 3 102.
The Electronic stability program

(ESP®

Plus

) is not operational. Have

the cause of the fault remedied by a

workshop.
Vehicle messages 3 103.

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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 30 km/h and

above. 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.

Do not use the cruise control if it is not

advisable to maintain a constant

speed.
Control indicators U and m 3 102.

Activation

Press m; control indicator U

illuminates green in the instrument

cluster.
Cruise control is now in standby mode

and a corresponding message

appears in the Driver Information

Centre.

Accelerate to the desired speed and

press < or ]. The current speed is

now stored and maintained and the

accelerator pedal can be released.

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Control indicator m illuminates green

in the instrument cluster together with

U and a corresponding message

appears in the Driver Information

Centre.
Vehicle speed can be increased by

depressing the accelerator pedal.

The stored speed flashes in the

instrument cluster. When the

accelerator pedal is released, the

previously stored speed is resumed.
Cruise control remains activated

while gearshifting.
The speed is saved until the ignition

is switched off.

Increase speed

With cruise control active, the vehicle

speed can be increased continuously

or in small increments by holding

down or tapping < repeatedly.
When the switch is released the

current speed is stored and

maintained.
Alternatively, accelerate to the

desired speed and store by pressing

<

.

Reduce speed

With cruise control active, the vehicle

speed can be decreased

continuously or in small increments

by holding down or tapping ]

repeatedly.
When the switch is released the

current speed is stored and

maintained.

Deactivation

Press §; cruise control is deactivated

and the green control indicator U

extinguishes in the instrument cluster.

Automatic deactivation:

● vehicle speed drops below

30 km/h

● the brake pedal is depressed
● the clutch pedal is depressed
● selector lever in N
● engine speed is in a very low or

very high range

The speed is stored and a

corresponding message appears in

the Driver Information Centre.

Reactivation

Press R at a speed above 30 km/h.
If the stored speed is much higher

than the current speed, the vehicle

will accelerate powerfully until the

stored speed is obtained.
Pressing < will also reactivate the

cruise control function, but at the

current vehicle speed only, not the

stored speed.

Deleting the stored speed

Press m; Green control indicators

U and m extinguish in the instrument

cluster.

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Cruise control speed limiter

The speed limiter prevents the

vehicle exceeding a preset maximum

speed above 30 km/h.

Activation

Press U; control indicator U

illuminates yellow in the instrument

cluster.
Cruise control speed limiter function

is now in standby mode and a

corresponding message appears in

the Driver Information Centre.
Accelerate to the desired speed and

press < or ]. The current speed is

recorded.

The vehicle can be driven normally

but it will not be possible to exceed the

programmed speed limit except in an

emergency.
Where the limit speed cannot be

maintained, e.g. when driving on a

steep decline, the limit speed will

flash in the Driver Information Centre

3

 102, accompanied by a warning

chime.

Increase limit speed

The limit speed can be increased

continuously or in small increments

by holding down or tapping <

repeatedly.

Reduce limit speed

The limit speed can be decreased

continuously or in small increments

by holding down or tapping ]

repeatedly.

Exceeding the limit speed

In the event of an emergency, it is

possible to exceed the limit speed by

depressing the accelerator pedal

firmly beyond the point of resistance.

The limit speed will flash in the Driver

Information Centre 3 102 during this

period, accompanied by a warning

chime.
Release the accelerator pedal and

the speed limiter function is

reactivated once a speed lower than

the limit speed is obtained.

Note

In vehicles fitted with a Speed

limiter, fully depressing the

accelerator pedal will not allow you

to exceed the set maximum vehicle

speed.
Speed limiter 3 155.

Deactivation

Press §; Speed limiter is deactivated

and the vehicle can be driven

normally.
The limit speed is stored and a

corresponding message appears in

the Driver Information Centre.

Reactivation

Press R; The speed limiter function is

reactivated.

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Pressing < will also reactivate the

speed limiter function, but at the

current vehicle speed only, not the

stored speed.

Deleting the limit speed

Press U; Yellow control indicator U

extinguishes in the instrument cluster.

Speed limiter

Maximum speed limiter

In accordance with local or national

regulations, the vehicle may be

equipped with a fixed maximum

speed limiter that cannot be disabled.

If equipped, a warning label indicating

the fixed maximum speed limit (90 to

130 km/h) is located on the

instrument panel.
Deviations from the maximum speed

limit may occur briefly when driving

downhill, for physical reasons.
A warning buzzer will sound for

ten seconds every 40 seconds if the

vehicle briefly exceeds the set limit.
Vehicles also equipped with cruise

control speed limiter: the maximum

speed cannot be exceeded by

depressing the accelerator pedal

firmly beyond the point of resistance.
Cruise control speed limiter 3 152.

Parking assist

9 Warning

It is the driver who bears full

responsibility for the parking

manoeuvre.
Always check the surrounding

area while reversing and using the

rear parking assist system.

The parking assist makes reverse

parking easier by measuring the

distance between the rear of the

vehicle and obstacles.

The system consists of four ultrasonic

parking sensors in the rear bumper.

Note

Attached parts in the detection area

cause system malfunction.

Activation

When reverse gear is engaged, the

system switches itself on

automatically. Readiness for

operation is indicated by a brief

acoustic signal.

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Driving and operating

An obstacle is indicated by buzzers

and, depending on vehicle, is also

indicated in the Info-Display. The

interval between the buzzers

becomes shorter as the vehicle gets

closer to the obstacle. When the

distance is less than 30 cm, the

buzzer is continuous.

Note

In versions with Info-Display

indication, the volume of the buzzer

can be adjusted via the Infotainment

system. Refer to Infotainment

manual for further information.

Deactivation

It is possible to permanently or

temporarily deactivate the system.

Note

In versions with Info-Display

indication, the function can be

deactivated via the Infotainment

system. Refer to Infotainment

manual for further information.

Temporary deactivation

Temporarily deactivate the system by

pressing r on the instrument panel

with the ignition on. LED illuminates in

the button when deactivated.
When reverse gear is selected, no

acoustic signal will sound, indicating

deactivation.
The function is reactivated by

pressing r again or the next time

the ignition is switched on.

Permanent deactivation

Permanently deactivate the system

by pressing and holding r on the

instrument panel for approx.

three seconds with the ignition on.

LED illuminates continuously in the

button when permanently

deactivated.

The system is deactivated and will not

operate. When reverse gear is

selected, no acoustic signal will

sound, indicating deactivation.
The function is reactivated by

pressing and holding r for approx.

three seconds.

Fault

If the system detects an operating

fault, when selecting reverse gear a

continuous acoustic alarm will sound

for approx. five seconds, a

corresponding message appears in

the Driver Information Centre 3 102

and F illuminates in the instrument

cluster 3 98. Consult a workshop to

have the cause of the fault remedied.

Caution

When reversing, the area should

be free from obstacles which could

impact on the underside of the

vehicle.
Impact to the rear axle, which may

not be visible, could lead to

uncharacteristic changes in the

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vehicle handling. In the event of

such an impact, consult a

workshop.

Vehicle messages 3 103.

Basic notes on parking assist

system

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 must be paid to

low obstacles which can damage

the lower part of the bumper.

Caution

Performance of the sensors 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.
Special conditions apply if there

are taller vehicles involved (e.g.

off-road vehicles, mini vans,

vans). Object identification 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.
The parking assist system will not

detect objects which are out of the

detection range of the sensors.

Rear view camera

The rear view camera assists the

driver when reversing by displaying a

view of the area behind the vehicle in

either the interior mirror or the

Infotainment system display screen.

9 Warning

The rear view camera does not

replace driver vision. Note that

objects that are outside the

camera's field of view, e.g. below

the bumper or underneath the

vehicle, are not displayed.
Do not reverse the vehicle by only

looking at the display and check

the surrounding area behind and

around the vehicle before

reversing.

The camera is mounted above the

rear doors / tailgate.

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Driving and operating

The area displayed by the camera is

limited. The distance of the image that

appears on the display differs from

the actual distance.

Note

To achieve the optimum visibility, the

rear view camera must not be

obscured by dirt, snow or ice.

Activation

Interior mirror display screen

Rear view camera display is

automatically activated when reverse

gear is engaged. An audible signal

confirms activation.

Infotainment system display screen

In vehicles with Navigation system,

the rear view camera display may be

shown on the Infotainment system

display screen (depending on

version).

Trajectory lane display (1)

Depending on version, the trajectory

lane (1) of the vehicle is shown in blue

on the Info-Display. It shows the path

of the vehicle in accordance with the

steering angle.
Fixed lane display (2)

The fixed lane display (2) shows the

path of the vehicle if the wheels are

kept straight.
Guide lines (3, 4, 5) are used together

with the fixed lane display (2) and

indicate the distance behind the

vehicle.

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The guide line intervals are as

follows:
3 (red)

: 30 cm

4 (yellow) : 70 cm

5 (green) : 150 cm
Settings

Settings, e.g. brightness, contrast

and colours can be changed via the

Infotainment system. The feature

may also be switched off

permanently. Refer to Infotainment

manual for further information.

Deactivation

The camera is deactivated after a

delay if reverse gear is not engaged

for approx. five seconds.

Fault

The rear view camera may not

operate properly when:

● the surrounding 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 rear doors / tailgate are not

closed correctly

● the vehicle had a rear-end

accident

● there are extreme temperature

changes

Fuel

Fuel for diesel engines

Only use diesel fuel that complies

with EN 590. The fuel must have low

sulphur content (max. 10 ppm).

Equivalent standardised fuels with a

biodiesel (= FAME according to

EN14214) content of max. 7% by

volume (like DIN 51628 or equivalent

standards) may be used.
In countries outside the European

Union, use Euro-Diesel fuel with a

sulphur concentration below 50 ppm.

Caution

Use of fuel that does not comply to

EN 590 or similar can lead to

engine powerloss, increased wear

or engine damage and loss of

warranty.

Do not use marine diesel oils, heating

oils, Aquazole and similar diesel-

water emulsions. Diesel fuels must

not be diluted with fuels for petrol

engines.

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Driving and operating

The flow and filterability of diesel fuels

are temperature-dependent. When

temperatures are low, refuel with

diesel fuel with guaranteed winter

properties.
Diesel fuel filter 3 173.
Diesel fuel system bleeding 3 173.

Low temperature operation

At temperatures below 0 °C, some

diesel products with biodiesel blends

may clog, freeze or gel, which may

affect the fuel supply system. Starting

and engine operation may not work

properly. Make sure to fill winter

grade diesel fuel at ambient

temperatures below 0 °C.
Arctic grade diesel fuel can be used

in extreme cold temperatures below

-20 °C. Using this fuel grade in warm

or hot climates is not recommended

and may cause engine stalling, poor

starting or damage on the fuel

injection system.

Refuelling

9 Danger

Before refuelling, switch off engine

and any external heaters with

combustion chambers.
Vehicles with stop-start system:

The engine must be switched off

and the ignition key removed, to

avoid risk of engine being

restarted automatically by the

system.
Switch off any mobile phones.
Follow the operating and safety

instructions of the filling station

when refuelling.

9 Danger

Fuel is flammable and explosive.

No smoking. No naked flames or

sparks.
If you can smell fuel in your

vehicle, have the cause of this

remedied immediately by a

workshop.

Caution

In case of misfuelling, do not

switch on ignition.

Note

To ensure the fuel level is displayed

correctly, the ignition must be

switched off before refuelling. Avoid

minor fuel top-ups (e.g. less than

five litres) to ensure accurate

readings.

The fuel filler flap is located on the left-

hand side of the vehicle.
The fuel filler flap can only be opened

if the vehicle is unlocked and the left-

hand door is opened.

Note

Do not open the left-hand sliding

side door during refuelling.

Pull flap to open.

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Caution

In vehicles with AdBlue, the

AdBlue protective cap is the blue

lower cap 3 141, and the fuel filler

cap is the black upper cap

(arrowed in illustration).
In case of misfuelling, do not

switch on ignition. Seek the

assistance of a workshop

immediately.

To open the fuel filler cap, turn

anticlockwise.
The fuel filler cap can be retained in

the bracket on the fuel filler flap.

For refuelling, fully insert the pump

nozzle and switch it on.
After automatic cut-off, it can be

topped up by operating the pump

nozzle a maximum of two more times.

Caution

Wipe off any overflowing fuel

immediately.

When refuelling is complete, replace

the fuel filler cap and turn clockwise

as far as it will go.
Close the fuel filler flap.

Fuel filler cap

Only use genuine fuel filler caps.

Diesel-engined vehicles have special

fuel filler caps.

Fuel consumption - CO

2

-

Emissions

The values for fuel consumption

(combined) of the model Opel Vivaro

is within a range of 7.4 to

5.7 l/100 km.

Depending on country, the fuel

consumption is displayed in km/l. In

this case, the fuel consumption

(combined) of the model Opel Vivaro

is within a range of approx. 13.5 to

17.5 km/l.
The CO

2

 emission (combined) is

within a range of 195 to 149 g/km.
For the values specific to your

vehicle, refer to the EEC Certificate of

Conformity provided with your vehicle

or other national registration

documents.

General information

The official fuel consumption and

specific CO

2

 emission figures quoted

relate to the EU base model with

standard equipment.
Fuel consumption data and CO

2

emission data are determined

according to regulation

R (EC) No. 715/2007 (in the latest

applicable version), taking into

consideration the vehicle weight in

running order, as specified by the

regulation.

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The figures are provided only for the

purpose of comparison between

different vehicle variants and must

not be taken as a guarantee for the

actual fuel consumption of a

particular vehicle.
Additional equipment may result in

slightly higher results than the stated

fuel consumption and CO

2

 figures.

Furthermore, fuel consumption is

dependent on personal driving style

as well as road and traffic conditions.

Trailer hitch

General information

Entrust retrofitting of towing

equipment to a workshop. It may be

necessary to make changes that

affect the cooling system, heat

shields or other equipment. Only use

towing equipment that has been

approved for your vehicle.

Driving characteristics and

towing tips

In the case of trailers with brakes,

attach the breakaway stopping cable.
Before attaching a trailer, lubricate

the coupling ball. However, do not do

so if a stabiliser, which acts on the

coupling ball, is being used to reduce

snaking movements. For trailers with

low driving stability the use of a

stabiliser is recommended.
A maximum speed of 80 km/h must

not be exceeded, even in countries

where higher speeds are permitted.

If the trailer starts snaking, drive more

slowly, do not attempt to correct the

steering and brake sharply if

necessary.
When driving downhill, drive in the

same gear as if driving uphill and

drive at a similar speed.
Adjust tyre pressure to the value

specified for full load 3 220.

Trailer towing

Trailer loads

The permissible trailer loads are

vehicle and engine-dependent

maximum values which must not be

exceeded. The actual trailer load is

the difference between the actual

gross weight of the trailer and the

actual coupling socket load with the

trailer coupled.
The permissible trailer loads are

specified in the vehicle documents. In

general, they are valid for gradients

up to max. 12%.
The permitted trailer load applies up

to the specified incline and up to an

altitude of 1000 metres above sea

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level. Since engine power decreases

as altitude increases due to the air

becoming thinner, therefore reducing

climbing ability, the permissible gross

train weight also decreases by 10%

for every 1000 metres of additional

altitude. The gross train weight does

not have to be reduced when driving

on roads with slight inclines (less than

8%, e.g. motorways).
The permissible gross train weight

must not be exceeded. This weight is

specified on the identification plate

3

 208.

Vertical coupling load

The vertical coupling load is the load

exerted by the trailer on the coupling

ball. It can be varied by changing the

weight distribution when loading the

trailer.
The maximum permissible vertical

coupling load is specified on the

towing equipment identification plate

and in the vehicle documents. Always

aim for the maximum load, especially

in the case of heavy trailers. The

vertical coupling load should never

fall below 25 kg.

In the case of trailer loads of

1200 kg or more, the vertical coupling

load should not be less than 50 kg.

Rear axle load

When the trailer is coupled and the

towing vehicle fully loaded (including

all occupants), the permissible rear

axle load (see identification plate or

vehicle documents) must not be

exceeded.

Trailer stability assist

If the system detects snaking

movements, engine power is reduced

and the vehicle/trailer combination is

selectively braked until the snaking

ceases. While the system is working,

keep steering wheel as still as

possible.
Trailer stability assist (TSA) is a

function of the Electronic Stability

Program (ESP®

Plus

) 3 150.

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Vehicle care

Vehicle care

General Information ................... 165

Accessories and vehicle

modifications .......................... 165

Vehicle storage ........................ 165

End-of-life vehicle recovery ..... 166

Vehicle checks ........................... 166

Performing work ...................... 166

Bonnet ..................................... 166

Engine oil ................................. 167

Engine air filter ........................ 168

Engine coolant ......................... 169

Power steering fluid ................. 169

Washer fluid ............................ 170

Brakes ..................................... 170

Brake fluid ............................... 170

Vehicle battery ......................... 171

Diesel fuel filter ........................ 173

Diesel fuel system bleeding ..... 173

Wiper blade replacement ........ 174

Bulb replacement ....................... 175

Headlights ............................... 175

Fog lights ................................. 176

Front turn signal lights ............. 176

Tail lights ................................. 176

Side turn signal lights .............. 177

Centre high-mounted brake

light ......................................... 177

Reversing light ......................... 178

Number plate light ................... 179

Fog tail light ............................. 179

Interior lights ............................ 180

Instrument panel illumination ... 180

Electrical system ........................ 181

Fuses ....................................... 181

Instrument panel fuse box ....... 182

Vehicle tools .............................. 185

Tools ........................................ 185

Wheels and tyres ....................... 186

Tyres ....................................... 186

Winter tyres ............................. 186

Tyre designations .................... 186

Tyre pressure .......................... 186

Tyre pressure monitoring

system .................................... 188

Tread depth ............................. 190

Changing tyre and wheel size . 190

Wheel covers ........................... 190

Tyre chains .............................. 191

Tyre repair kit .......................... 191

Wheel changing ....................... 194

Spare wheel ............................ 195

Jump starting ............................. 197

Towing ....................................... 198

Towing the vehicle ................... 198

Towing another vehicle ........... 199

Appearance care ....................... 200

Exterior care ............................ 200

Interior care ............................. 202

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General Information

Accessories and vehicle

modifications

We recommend the use of genuine

parts and accessories and factory

approved parts specific for your

vehicle type. We cannot assess or

guarantee reliability of other products

- even if they have a regulatory or

otherwise granted approval.
Any modification, conversion or other

changes made to standard vehicle

specifications (including, without

limitation, software modifications,

modifications of the electronic control

units) may invalidate the warranty

offered by Opel. Furthermore, such

changes may impact fuel

consumption, CO

2

 emissions and

other emissions of the vehicle and

cause the vehicle to no longer

conform to the operating permit,

impacting the validity of your vehicle

registration.

Caution

When transporting the vehicle on

a train or on a recovery vehicle, the

mud flaps might be damaged.

Vehicle storage

Storage for a long period of time

If the vehicle is to be stored for several

months:

● Wash the vehicle. Wax painted

parts of the vehicle.
Exterior care 3 200.

● Have the wax in the engine

compartment and underbody

checked.

● Clean and preserve rubber seals.
● Fill up fuel tank completely.
● Change the engine oil.
● Drain the washer fluid reservoir.
● Check the coolant antifreeze and

corrosion protection.

● Adjust tyre pressure to the value

specified for full load.

● Park vehicle in a dry, well

ventilated place. Engage first or

reverse gear. Prevent the vehicle

from rolling.

● Do not apply the parking brake.
● Open the bonnet, close all doors

and lock the vehicle.

Putting back into operation

When the vehicle is to be put back into

operation:

● Check tyre pressure.
● Fill up the washer fluid reservoir.
● Check the engine oil level.
● Check the coolant level.
● Since the durability of AdBlue is

limited to two years, fluid should

be exchanged if it is too old. Seek

the assistance of a workshop.

● Fit the number plate, if

necessary.

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Vehicle care

End-of-life vehicle recovery

Information on end-of-life vehicle

recovery centres and the recycling of

end-of-life vehicles is available on our

website, where legally required. Only

entrust this work to an authorised

recycling centre.

Vehicle checks

Performing work

9 Warning

Only perform engine compartment

checks when the ignition is off.

The vehicle must not be in an

Autostop 3 136.
The cooling fan may start

operating even if the ignition is off.

9 Danger

The ignition system generates

extremely high voltages. Do not

touch.

The caps for topping up the engine oil,

the coolant, the brake fluid, the

washer fluid and the oil dipstick

handle are yellow for ease of

identification.

Bonnet

Opening

Pull the release lever and return it to

its original position.

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