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Opel Karl (2019 year). Manual - part 8

 

 

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Driving and operating

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.

Deactivation of the functionality

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.

25 km/h.

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

a few seconds.

● The selector lever is in N.
● Engine speed is in a very low

range.

● The Traction Control system or

Electronic Stability Control is

operating.

Resume stored speed

Turn thumb wheel to RES/+ at a

speed above 25 km/h. The stored

speed will be obtained.

Switching off the system

Press m, control indicator m in

instrument cluster extinguishes. The

stored speed is deleted.
Pressing L to activate the speed

limiter or switching off the ignition also

switches off cruise control and

deletes the stored speed.

Speed limiter

The speed limiter prevents exceeding

a preset maximum speed.
The maximum speed can be set at

speeds above 30 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 Driver Information Centre when

the system is active.

Switching on the system

Press L. If 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

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stored as 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

When exceeding the limited speed

without driver input, the speed will

flash in the Driver Information Centre

and a chime sounds during this

period.
In the event of an emergency, it is

possible to exceed the speed limit by

depressing the accelerator pedal

firmly nearly to the final point.

Release the accelerator pedal and

the speed limiter function is

reactivated once a speed lower than

the limit speed is obtained.

Deactivation of the functionality

Press y: speed limiter is deactivated

and the vehicle can be driven without

speed limit.
The limited speed will be stored and

is indicated in brackets in the Driver

Information Centre. Additionally, a

corresponding message appears.

Resume speed limit

Turn thumb wheel to RES/+. The

stored speed limit will be obtained.

Switching off the system

Press L, the speed limit indication

extinguishes in the Driver Information

Centre. The stored speed is deleted.
By pressing m to activate cruise

control, speed limiter is also

deactivated and the stored speed is

deleted.

By switching off the ignition, speed

limiter is also deactivated, but the

speed limit will be stored for next

speed limiter activation.

Parking assist

Rear 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.

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Driving and operating

The rear parking assist makes

parking easier by measuring the

distance between the vehicle and

rear obstacles. It informs and warns

the driver by giving acoustic signals

and display indication.
The system has three ultrasonic

parking sensors in the rear bumper.

Activation

When reverse gear is engaged, the

system is ready to operate

automatically.

Indication

The system warns the driver with

acoustic signals against potentially

hazardous obstacles behind the

vehicle. The interval between the

sounds becomes shorter as the

vehicle gets closer to that obstacle.

When the distance is less than

approx. 40 cm, the sound is

continuous.

Deactivation

The system automatically switches

off when reverse gear is disengaged.
The system might not detect the

obstacle when the vehicle is driven

above 10 km/h.

Fault

In the event of a fault in the system,

control indicator r illuminates in the

instrument cluster 3 72.
Additionally if the system does not

work due to temporary conditions like

snow covered sensors, r

illuminates.

Basic notes on 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 must be paid to

low obstacles which can damage

the lower part of the bumper.

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.
Special conditions apply if there

are taller vehicles in the vicinity

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

vans). Object identification and

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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.

Lane departure warning

The lane departure warning system

observes the lane markings between

which the vehicle is driving via a front

camera. The system detects lane

changes and warns the driver in the

event of an unintended lane change

via visual and acoustic signals.
Criteria for the detection of an

unintended lane change are:

● No operation of turn lights.
● No brake pedal operation.
● No active accelerator operation

or speeding-up.

● No active steering.

If the driver is performing these

actions, no warning will be issued.

Activation

The lane departure warning system is

activated by pressing ). The

illuminated LED in the button

indicates that the system is switched

on. When control indicator ) in the

instrument cluster illuminates green,

the system is ready to operate.
The system is only operable at

vehicle speeds above 56 km/h and if

lane markings are available.

When the system recognises an

unintended lane change, control

indicator ) changes to yellow and

flashes. Simultaneously a chime

sound is activated.

Deactivation

The system is deactivated by

pressing ), the LED in the button

extinguishes.
At speeds below 56 km/h the system

is inoperable.

Fault

The lane departure warning system

may not operate properly when:

● The windscreen is not clean.
● There are adverse environmental

conditions e.g. heavy rain, snow,

direct sunlight or shadows.

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122

Driving and operating

The system can not operate when no

lane marking is detected.

Fuel

Fuel for petrol engines

Only use unleaded fuel that complies

with European standard EN 228 or

equivalent.
The engine is capable of running with

fuel that contains up to 10% ethanol

(e.g. named E10).
Use fuel with the recommended

octane rating. A lower octane rating

can reduce engine power and torque

and slightly increases fuel

consumption.

Caution

Do not use fuel or fuel additives

that contain metallic compounds

such as manganese-based

additives. This may cause engine

damage.

Caution

Use of fuel that does not comply to

EN 228 or equivalent can lead to

deposits or engine damage.

Caution

Use of fuel with a lower octane

rating than the lowest possible

rating could lead to uncontrolled

combustion and engine damage.

The engine specific requirements

regarding octane rating are given in

the engine data overview 3 171. A

country specific label at the fuel filler

flap can supersede the requirement.

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Fuel additive

Fuel should contain detergent

additives that help prevent engine

and fuel system deposits from

forming. Clean fuel injectors and

intake valves will allow the emission

control system to work properly. In

certain countries fuel does not

contain sufficient quantities of

additive to keep fuel injectors and

intake valves clean. In these

countries a fuel additive is required for

some engines to make up for this lack

of detergency. Only use fuel additive

approved for the vehicle.
Adding fuel additive to the filled fuel

tank is required at least every 15,000

km or after one year, whichever

occurs first. For further information,

contact your workshop.

Prohibited fuels

Fuels containing oxygenates such as

ethers and ethanol, as well as

reformulated fuel, are available in

some cities. If these fuels comply with

the previously described

specification, then they are

acceptable to use. However, E85

(85% ethanol) and other fuels

containing more than 15% ethanol

must be used only in FlexFuel

vehicles.

Caution

Do not use fuel containing

methanol. It can corrode metal

parts in the fuel system and also

damage plastic and rubber parts.

This damage would not be

covered by the vehicle warranty.

Some fuels, mainly high octane

racing fuels, can contain an octane

enhancing additive called

methylcyclopentadienyl manganese

tricarbonyl (MMT). Do not use fuels or

fuel additives with MMT as they can

reduce spark plug life and affect

emission control system

performance. The malfunction

indicator light Z may illuminate 3 71.

If this occurs, seek the assistance of

a workshop.

Refuelling

9 Danger

Before refuelling, switch off

ignition and any external heaters

with combustion chambers.
Follow the operating and safety

instructions of the filling station

when refuelling.

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Driving and operating

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.

A label with symbols at the fuel filler

flap is indicating the allowed fuel

types. In Europe the pump nozzles of

the filling stations are marked with

these symbols. Refuel only the

allowed fuel type.

Caution

In case of misfuelling, do not

switch on ignition.

1. Stop the engine.

2. Pull up the fuel filler flap release

lever located on the floor, left front

side of driver's seat.
The fuel filler flap is located at right

rear side of the vehicle.

3. Turn the fuel filler cap

counterclockwise slowly. If a

hissing sound is heard, wait for it

to stop before completely

unscrewing the cap.

4. Remove the cap. The cap is

tethered to the vehicle.

5. Place the nozzle in straight

position to the filler neck and

press with slight force to insert.
To refuel, switch on pump nozzle.
After the automatic cut-off, the

tank can be topped up by

operating the pump nozzle a

maximum of two more times.

Caution

Wipe off any overflowing fuel

immediately.

6. To close, turn the fuel filler cap

clockwise until it clicks.

7. Push the fuel filler flap closed until

it latches.

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Note

If, in cold weather, the fuel filler door

does not open, tap the door lightly.

Then try to open it again.

Fuel filler cap

Only use genuine fuel filler caps.

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Vehicle care

Vehicle care

General Information ................... 126

Accessories and vehicle

modifications .......................... 126

Vehicle storage ........................ 127

End-of-life vehicle recovery ..... 127

Vehicle checks ........................... 128

Performing work ...................... 128

Bonnet ..................................... 128

Engine oil ................................. 129

Engine coolant ......................... 130

Washer fluid ............................ 131

Brakes ..................................... 131

Brake fluid ............................... 131

Vehicle battery ......................... 131

Wiper blade replacement ........ 133

Bulb replacement ....................... 134

Halogen headlights .................. 134

Front fog lights ......................... 136

Front turn lights ....................... 136

Tail lights ................................. 137

Side turn lights ......................... 138

Centre high-mounted brake

light ......................................... 138

Number plate light ................... 139

Interior lights ............................ 139

Instrument panel illumination ... 139

Electrical system ........................ 140

Fuses ....................................... 140

Engine compartment fuse box . 141

Instrument panel fuse box ....... 143

Vehicle tools .............................. 144

Tools ........................................ 144

Wheels and tyres ....................... 145

Winter tyres ............................. 145

Tyre designations .................... 145

Tyre pressure .......................... 146

Tyre pressure monitoring

system .................................... 147

Tread depth ............................. 150

Changing tyre and wheel size . 150

Wheel covers ........................... 150

Tyre chains .............................. 151

Tyre repair kit .......................... 151

Wheel changing ....................... 154

Spare wheel ............................ 155

Jump starting ............................. 159
Towing ....................................... 160

Towing the vehicle ................... 160

Appearance care ....................... 161

Exterior care ............................ 161

Interior care ............................. 163

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 affect driver assistance

systems, fuel consumption, CO

2

emissions and other emissions of the

vehicle. They may also invalidate the

vehicle operating permit.

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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 and wax the vehicle.
● Have the wax in the engine

compartment and underbody

checked.

● Clean and preserve the 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 the 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.

● Disconnect the clamp from the

negative terminal of the vehicle

battery. Beware that all systems

are not functional, e.g. anti-theft

alarm system.

Putting back into operation

When the vehicle is to be put back into

operation:

● Connect the clamp to the

negative terminal of the vehicle

battery. Activate the electronics

of the power windows.

● Check tyre pressure.
● Fill up the washer fluid reservoir.
● Check the engine oil level.
● Check the coolant level.
● Fit the number plate if necessary.

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. Only entrust this work to an

authorised recycling centre.
Gas vehicles must be recycled by a

service centre authorised for gas

vehicles.

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Vehicle care

Vehicle checks

Performing work

9 Warning

Only perform engine compartment

checks when the ignition is off.
The cooling fan may start

operating even if the ignition is off.

9 Danger

The ignition system uses

extremely high voltage. Do not

touch.

Bonnet

Opening

Pull the release lever and return it to

its original position.

Move the safety catch sideways to the

left vehicle side and open the bonnet.

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9 Warning

When the engine is hot, touch the

bonnet support rod at the foam

padding only.

Lift the bonnet, remove the bonnet

support rod from the holder and

secure the bonnet support rod

properly.
If the bonnet is opened during an

Autostop, the engine will be restarted

automatically for safety reasons.

Closing

Before closing the bonnet, make sure

that all caps are closed properly, then

press the support into the holder.
Lower the bonnet and allow it to fall

into the latch from a low height

(20-25 cm). Check that the bonnet is

engaged.

Caution

Do not press the bonnet into the

latch, to avoid dents.

Engine oil

Check the engine oil level manually

on a regular basis to prevent damage

to the engine.
Ensure that the correct specification

of oil is used.
Recommended fluids and lubricants

3

 165.

The maximum engine oil

consumption is 0.6 l per 1000 km.
Check with the vehicle on a level

surface. The engine must be at

operating temperature and switched

off for at least 5 minutes.

Pull out the dipstick, wipe it clean,

reinsert it fully, pull out and read the

engine oil level.
When the engine oil level has

dropped to the MIN mark, top up

engine oil.

We recommend the use of the same

grade of engine oil that was used at

last change.
The engine oil level must not exceed

the MAX mark on the dipstick.

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Vehicle care

Caution

Overfilled engine oil must be

drained or suctioned out. If the oil

exceeds the maximum level, do

not start the vehicle and contact a

workshop.

Capacities 3 172.
Fit the cap on straight and tighten it.

Engine coolant

The coolant provides freeze

protection down to approx. -28 °C. In

northern countries with very low

temperatures the factory filled coolant

provides frost protection down to

approx. -37 °C.

Caution

Only use approved antifreeze.

Coolant and antifreeze 3 165.

Coolant level

Caution

Too low a coolant level can cause

engine damage.

If the cooling system is cold, the

coolant level should be above the

filling line mark. Top up if the level is

low.

9 Warning

Allow the engine to cool before

opening the cap. Carefully open

the cap, relieving the pressure

slowly.

To top up use a 1:1 mixture of

released coolant concentrate mixed

with clean tap water. If no coolant

concentrate is available, use clean

tap water. Install the cap tightly. Have

the coolant concentration checked

and have the cause of the coolant

loss remedied by a workshop.

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Washer fluid

Fill with clean water mixed with a

suitable quantity of approved

windscreen washer fluid which

contains antifreeze.

Caution

Only washer fluid with a sufficient

antifreeze concentration provides

protection at low temperatures or

a sudden drop in temperature.

Washer fluid 3 165.

Brakes

In the event of minimum thickness of

the brake lining, a squealing noise

sounds during braking.
Continued driving is possible but

have the brake lining replaced as

soon as possible.
Once new brake linings are installed,

do not brake unnecessarily hard for

the first few journeys.

Brake fluid

9 Warning

Brake fluid is poisonous and

corrosive. Avoid contact with eyes,

skin, fabrics and painted surfaces.

The brake fluid level must be between

the MIN and MAX marks.
If fluid level is below MIN seek the

assistance of a workshop.
Brake and clutch fluid 3 165.

Vehicle battery

The vehicle battery is maintenance-

free provided that the driving profile

allows sufficient charging of the

battery. Short-distance-driving and

frequent engine starts can discharge

the vehicle battery. Avoid the use of

unnecessary electrical consumers.

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Vehicle care

Batteries do not belong in household

waste. They must be disposed of at

an appropriate recycling collection

point.
Laying up the vehicle for more than

four weeks can lead to vehicle battery

discharge. Disconnect the clamp from

the negative terminal of the vehicle

battery.
Ensure the ignition is switched off

before connecting or disconnecting

the vehicle battery.
Battery discharge protection 3 95.

Disconnecting the battery

If the vehicle's battery is to be

disconnected (e.g. for maintenance

work), the alarm siren must be

deactivated as follows: Switch the

ignition on then off, then disconnect

the vehicle's battery within

15 seconds.

Replacing the vehicle battery

Note

Any deviation from the instructions

given in this section may lead to

temporary deactivation or

disturbance of the stop-start system.

When the vehicle battery is being

replaced, please ensure that there

are no open ventilation holes in the

vicinity of the positive terminal. If a

ventilation hole is open in this area, it

must be closed off with a dummy cap,

and the ventilation in the vicinity of the

negative terminal must be opened.
Ensure that the battery is always

replaced by the same type of battery.
We recommend the use of an original

Opel battery.

Note

Using an AGM vehicle battery

different from the original Opel

vehicle battery may result in a lower

performance.

We recommend that you have the

vehicle battery replaced by a

workshop.

Charging the vehicle battery

9 Warning

On vehicles with stop-start

system, ensure that the charging

potential does not exceed 14.6 V

when using a battery charger.

Otherwise the vehicle battery may

be damaged.

Jump starting 3 159.
Stop-start system 3 107.

Warning label

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Meaning of symbols:

● No sparks, naked flames or

smoking.

● Always shield eyes. Explosive

gases can cause blindness or

injury.

● Keep the vehicle battery out of

the reach of children.

● The vehicle battery contains

sulfuric acid which could cause

blindness or serious burn

injuries.

● See the Owner's manual for

further information.

● Explosive gas may be present in

the vicinity of the battery.

Wiper blade replacement

Windscreen

Lift the wiper arm. Press release lever

and detach the wiper blade.
Attach the wiper blade slightly angled

to the wiper arm and push until it

engages.
Lower wiper arm carefully.

Rear window

Lift wiper arm. Push the wiper blade,

slightly angled to the wiper arm

downwards until it disengages.
Attach the wiper blade slightly angled

to the wiper arm and push until it

engages.
Lower wiper arm carefully.

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