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BONNET (2/2)
Closing the bonnet
Check that nothing has been left in the
engine compartment.
To close it again, hold the bonnet in the
middle and lower it to 25 cm above the
closed position, then release it. Ensure
that the bonnet is properly closed.
If it does not lock itself under its own
weight, gently push it until it fully locks.
When working in the engine
compartment, ensure that
the windscreen wiper stalk
is in the park position.
Risk of injury.
Make sure nothing is left
in the engine compartment
In the event of even a slight
(cloth, tools, etc.).
impact involving the radi-
These may damage the
ator grille or bonnet, have
engine or cause a fire.
the bonnet lock checked by
an approved Dealer as soon as pos-
sible.
4.3
ENGINE OIL LEVEL: general information (1/2)
It is normal for an engine to use oil for
lubrication and cooling of moving parts
and it is normal to top up the level be-
tween oil changes.
However, contact your approved
Dealer if more than 0.5 litres is being
consumed every 600 miles (1,000 km)
after the running in period.
Oil change frequency: check the oil
level from time to time and certainly
before any long journey to avoid the
risk of damaging your engine.
Ensure that the bonnet is
properly locked.
Check that nothing is pre-
venting the catch from lock-
ing (gravel, cloth, etc.).
Adding engine oil
Use a funnel or protect the
filling neck area to avoid
engine oil escaping onto a
hot part of the engine compartment
or a sensitive part (e.g. electrical
components).
Before carrying out any
action in the engine com-
Fire hazard.
partment, you must switch
off the ignition. ➥ 2.3.
4.4
ENGINE OIL LEVEL: general information (2/2)
The dipstick must be used to read
B
the exact oil level and make sure that
the maximum level has not been ex-
A
ceeded (risk of engine damage). The
instrument panel display only alerts
the driver when the oil level
C
is at its minimum.
- remove the dipstick and wipe with a
clean, lint-free cloth;
B
- push the dipstick in as far as it will
go (for vehicles equipped with a cap-
A
type dipstick C, screw the cap in as
far as it will go);
- take out the dipstick again;
- read the level: it should never fall
below minimum mark A or exceed
Reading the oil level
maximum mark B.
The oil level should be read with the ve-
Once the operation has been com-
hicle on level ground, after the engine
pleted, ensure that the dipstick is
has been switched off for some time.
pushed in as far as it will go or that
the “cap-type dipstick” is completely
Exceeding the maximum
screwed in.
engine oil level
Under no circumstances
should maximum filling
level B be exceeded: this could
damage the engine and the anti-pol-
lution system.
If the oil level exceeds the maximum
level, do not start your vehicle and
contact an approved Dealer.
Consult your approved dealer at
once if you notice an abnormal or
repeated drop in any of the fluid
levels.
4.5
ENGINE OIL LEVEL: topping up, filling, oil change (1/3)
1
1
1
2
2
1
2
Topping up/Filling
- Unscrew cap 1;
The vehicle must be parked on level
- top up the level (as a guide, the ca-
ground and the engine should be cold
pacity between the minimum and
(for instance, before the engine is
maximum reading on the dipstick 2
started up for the first time in the day).
is between 1.5 and 2 litres, depend-
ing on the engine);
- wait for approximately 20 minutes to
Engine oil grade
1
allow the oil to flow into the engine;
Refer to the Maintenance Document for
- check the level using the dipstick 2
your vehicle.
(as described above).
Once the operation has been com-
2
pleted, ensure that the dipstick is
pushed in as far as it will go or that
1
the “cap-type dipstick” is completely
Do not exceed the “max” level and
screwed in.
do not forget to refit cap 1 and dip-
stick 2.
4.6
ENGINE OIL LEVEL: topping up, filling, oil change (2/3)
Exceeding the maximum
engine oil level
Under no circumstances
should the maximum fill-
ing level be exceeded: this could
damage the engine and the emis-
sion control system.
If the oil level exceeds the maximum
level, do not start your vehicle and
Never run the engine in an
contact an approved Dealer.
enclosed space as exhaust
gases are poisonous.
Before carrying out any
action in the engine com-
partment, you must switch
off the ignition. ➥ 2.3.
Adding engine oil
Use a funnel or protect the
Please note when work-
filling neck area to avoid
ing close to the engine that
engine oil escaping onto a
it may be hot. In addition,
hot part of the engine compartment
the engine cooling fan may
or a sensitive part (e.g. electrical
When working in the engine
come on at any moment. The y
components).
compartment, ensure that
warning light in the engine compart-
Fire hazard.
the windscreen wiper stalk
ment reminds you of this.
is in the park position.
Risk of injury.
Risk of injury.
4.7
ENGINE OIL LEVEL: topping up, filling, oil change (3/3)
Oil change
Service interval: refer to the
Consult an approved dealer at once
Maintenance Document for your vehi-
if you notice an abnormal or re-
cle.
peated drop in any of the fluid levels.
Oil change capacity
Please refer to the maintenance docu-
Engine oil change: if you
ment for your vehicle, or contact an au-
are changing the oil when
thorised dealer.
the engine is hot, be careful
not to scald yourself if the
Always check the engine oil level using
oil overflows.
the dipstick, as explained previously (it
should never fall below the minimum
level, or be over the maximum level on
the dipstick).
Filling and/or checking
the oil level: when topping
up or checking the oil level,
ensure that no oil leaks onto
Exceeding the maximum
the engine components.
engine oil level
Do not forget to properly close the
Under no circumstances
cap and refit the dipstick to prevent
should the maximum fill-
any oil spatter on hot engine com-
ing level be exceeded: this could
ponents.
damage the engine and the emis-
Fire hazard.
sion control system.
If the oil level exceeds the maximum
level, do not start your vehicle and
contact an approved Dealer.
4.8
LEVELS, FILTERS (1/3)
Level
Topping up
1
It is normal for the level to drop as the
After any operation on the hydraulic cir-
brake shoes become worn, but it must
cuit, a specialist must replace the fluid.
never drop lower than the “MINI” warn-
Only use fluids approved by the
ing line shown on brake fluid reser-
Technical Department and which have
voir 1.
been taken from a sealed container.
If you wish to check the disc and drum
Replacement intervals
wear yourself, you should obtain the
document explaining the checking pro-
Refer to the Maintenance Document for
cedure from the approved dealer net-
your vehicle.
work or from the manufacturer’s web
site.
Brake fluid
If there is an abnormal or repeated
drop in the fluid level, please consult
This should be checked frequently,
an authorised dealer.
and immediately if you notice even the
slightest loss in braking efficiency.
The level should be read with the engine
switched off and on level ground.
Please note when work-
ing close to the engine that
it may be hot. In addition,
the engine cooling fan may
Before carrying out any
come on at any moment. The y
action in the engine com-
label in the engine compartment re-
partment, you must switch
minds you of this.
off the ignition. ➥ 2.3.
Risk of injury.
4.9
LEVELS, FILTERS (2/3)
Checking intervals
Check the coolant level regularly
Power steering liquid
(very severe damage is likely to be
fluid
2
caused to the engine if it runs out of
For maintenance operations on the
coolant).
power-assisted steering, contact an ap-
If the level needs to be topped up, only
proved dealer.
use products approved by our Technical
Department which ensure:
- antifreeze protection;
- anti-corrosion protection of the cool-
ing system.
Replacement intervals
Refer to the Maintenance Service
Booklet for your vehicle.
Coolant
With the engine switched off and on
level ground, the level when cold must
be between the MINI and MAXI marks
Consult an approved dealer at once
on reservoir 2.
if you notice an abnormal or re-
peated drop in any of the fluid levels.
Top this level up when cold before it
reaches the MINI mark.
If you feel any variation in the ef-
fectiveness of the power-assisted
steering, consult an authorised
dealer.
No operations should be
carried out on the cooling
circuit when the engine is
hot.
Consult an approved dealer at once
Risk of burns.
if you notice an abnormal or re-
peated drop in any of the fluid levels.
4.10
LEVELS, FILTERS (3/3)
Fluid
Filters
Windscreen washer fluid. In winter, use
The replacement of filter elements (air
anti-freeze product. Use products rec-
filter, cabin filter, diesel fuel filter, etc.)
3
ommended by an authorised dealer.
is scheduled in the maintenance opera-
tions for your vehicle.
Jets To adjust the height of the wind-
screen washer jets, please consult an
Replacement intervals for filter ele-
authorised dealer.
ments: please refer to your vehicle’s
maintenance document.
Windscreen washer
reservoir
Filling: With the engine switched off,
open the cap 3, fill until you can see the
fluid, then refit the cap.
Please note when work-
Note: check the reservoir level regu-
ing close to the engine that
larly and top up the liquid before taking
it may be hot. In addition,
a trip.
the engine cooling fan may
This reservoir supplies the front and
come on at any moment. The y
rear headlight screen washers (if the
When working in the engine
label in the engine compartment re-
vehicle is equipped with them).
compartment, ensure that
minds you of this.
the windscreen wiper stalk
Risk of injury.
is in the park position.
Risk of injury.
4.11
BATTERY (1/2)
The charge status of your battery can
Replacing the battery
decrease especially if you use your ve-
hicle:
-
for short journeys;
For your own safety and for
the proper operation of the
for driving in town;
1
vehicle’s electrical equip-
when the temperature drops;
ment
(lights, windscreen
wipers, ABS, etc.), any intervention
after extended use of consumers
on the battery (removal, disconnec-
(radio etc.) with the engine switched
tion, etc.) must categorically be per-
off.
formed by a specialist professional.
Risk of serious burns or electric
shocks.
You must respect the replacement
intervals (without exceeding them)
Battery 1 does not require any mainte-
as stated in the maintenance docu-
nance. You should not open it or add
ment.
any fluid.
The battery is a specific type:
ensure that it is replaced by the
same type.
Handle the battery with
care as it contains sulphu-
Call an approved Dealer.
ric acid, which must not
come into contact with eyes
or skin. If it does, wash the affected
area with plenty of water and see a
doctor if necessary.
Ensure that naked flames, red hot
objects and sparks do not come into
Before
carrying
out
any
contact with the battery as there is a
action in the engine com-
risk of explosion.
partment, you must switch
off the ignition. ➥ 2.3.
4.12
BATTERY (2/2)
A
2
3
4
A
7
6
5
Label A
Observe the indications on the battery:
- 2 Naked flames and smoking are for-
bidden;
- 3 Eye protection required;
Please note when work-
- 4 Keep away from children;
ing close to the engine that
it may be hot. In addition,
- 5 Explosive materials;
the engine cooling fan may
- 6 Refer to the handbook;
come on at any moment. The y
– 7 Corrosive materials.
label in the engine compartment re-
minds you of this.
Risk of injury.
4.13
TYRE INFLATION PRESSURES (1/2)
Vehicle fitted with a tyre pressure
loss warning system
In the event of under-inflation (punc-
A
tures, under-inflation etc.), the
warning light appears on the instrument
B
panel. ➥ 2.18.
C
E
F
A
C
E
F
D
E F
G
Label A
B: dimension of the tyres fitted to the
vehicle.
Open the door to read it.
Tyre pressures should be checked
C: intended driving speed.
Vehicle used fully laden
when the tyres are cold.
D : recommended pressure for optimis-
(Maximum Permissible
If the tyre pressures cannot be checked
ing fuel consumption.
All-up Weight) and
when the tyres are cold, increase the
NB: driving comfort may be altered.
towing a trailer
pressures by from 0.2 to 0.3 bar (or 3
E: front tyre pressure.
The maximum speed must be lim-
PSI). Never deflate a hot tyre.
ited to 62 mph (100 km/h) and the
F: rear tyre pressure.
tyre pressure increased by 0.2 bar
G: tyre pressure for the emergency
➥ 6.9.
spare wheel.
Risk of tyre blowouts.
4.14
TYRE INFLATION PRESSURES (2/2)
Tyre safety and use of snow chains:
➥ 5.13 to learn the maintenance con-
ditions and the conditions for fitting
chains to different versions of the ve-
hicle.
For your safety, please re-
spect the speed limit.
When they need to be re-
placed, only tyres of the
same make, size, type and profile
should be used on a single axle.
They must: either have a load ca-
pacity and speed rating at least
equal to those of the original
tyres, or conform to those recom-
mended by an authorised dealer.
Failure to heed these instructions
could endanger your safety and
affect your vehicle’s roadworthi-
ness.
Risk of loss of control of the ve-
hicle.
4.15
BODYWORK MAINTENANCE (1/3)
A well-maintained vehicle will last
You should
Respect local regulations about wash-
longer. It is therefore recommended to
ing vehicles (e.g. do not wash your ve-
Wash your car frequently, with the
maintain the exterior of the vehicle reg-
hicle on a public highway).
engine off, with cleaning products rec-
ularly.
ommended by the manufacturer (never
Observe the vehicle stopping distances
Your vehicle has been treated with very
use abrasive products). Rinse thor-
when driving on gravelled surfaces to
effective anti-corrosion products. It is
oughly beforehand with a jet:
prevent paint damage.
nevertheless subject to various outside
-
spots of tree resin and industrial
Repair, or have repaired quickly, areas
influences.
grime;
where the paint has been damaged, to
-
mud in the wheel arches and under-
prevent corrosion spreading.
Corrosive agents in the atmosphere
neath the body which forms damp
– atmospheric pollution (built-up and
Remember to visit the body shop pe-
patches;
industrial areas);
riodically in order to maintain your an-
-
bird droppings, which cause a
– saline atmospheres (near the sea,
ti-corrosion warranty. Refer to the
chemical reaction with the paint that
particularly in hot weather);
Maintenance Document.
rapidly discolours paintwork and
– seasonal and damp weather condi-
may even cause the paint to peel
If it is necessary to clean mechani-
tions (e.g. road salt in winter, water
off;
cal components, hinges, etc., spray
from road cleaners, etc.).
wash the vehicle immediately to
them with products approved by our
remove these marks since it is im-
Technical Department to protect them
Minor impacts
possible to remove them by polish-
after they have been cleaned.
ing;
Abrasive action
-
salt, particularly in the wheel arches
Dust and sand in the air, mud, road grit
and underneath the body after driv-
thrown up by other vehicles, etc.
ing in areas where the roads have
You should take a number of minor pre-
been gritted.
cautions in order to safeguard your ve-
Remove any plant matter (resin, leaves,
hicle against such risks.
etc.) from the vehicle regularly.
We have selected special products
to care for your vehicle and you can
obtain these from the manufactur-
er’s accessory outlets.
4.16
BODYWORK MAINTENANCE (2/3)
What you should not do
Wash the vehicle in bright sunlight or
freezing temperatures.
Degrease or clean using
high-pressure cleaning
Do not scrape off mud or dirt without
equipment or by spray-
pre-wetting.
ing on products not ap-
Allow dirt to accumulate on the exterior.
proved by our Technical
Department:
Allow rust to form following minor im-
-
mechanical components
(e.g.:
pacts.
engine compartment);
Do not use solvents not approved by
-
the wheels
(e.g. braking system
our Technical Department to remove
components such as brake calli-
stains as this could damage the paint-
pers);
work.
-
underbody;
parts with hinges (e.g.: inside the
Do not drive in snow or muddy condi-
doors);
tions without washing the vehicle, par-
-
painted plastic external fittings (e.g.:
ticularly under the wheel arches and
bumpers).
body.
Doing this could give rise to corrosion
or operational faults.
4.17
BODYWORK MAINTENANCE (3/3)
Vehicles with a matte paint
Using a roller type car wash
Cleaning the headlights,
finish
Return the wiper stalk to the park po-
sensors and cameras
This type of paint requires certain pre-
sition. ➥ 1.88. Check the mounting of
Use a soft cloth or cotton wool.
cautions.
external accessories, additional lights
If this does not clean them properly,
and rear view mirrors, and ensure that
moisten the cloth with soapy water,
You should do the following
the wiper blades are secured with ad-
then wipe clean with a soft damp cloth
hesive tape.
or cotton wool.
Wash the vehicle by hand using plenty
Finally, carefully dry off with a soft dry
of water, using a soft cloth or a gentle
Remove the radio aerial mast if your
cloth.
sponge.
vehicle is fitted with this equipment.
Remember to remove the tape and refit
Do not use cleaning products con-
Do not do the following
the antenna after washing.
taining alcohol or utensils (e.g.: a
Use wax-based products (polishing).
scraper).
Rub too hard.
Wash the vehicle in a roller-type car
wash.
Attach stickers to the paintwork (risk of
leaving marks).
Wash the vehicle
using a high-pressure
cleaning device.
4.18
INTERIOR TRIM MAINTENANCE (1/2)
A well-maintained vehicle will last
Glass instrument panel
Textiles (seats, door trim, etc)
longer. It is therefore recommended to
(e.g. instrument panel, clock, exterior
Vacuum-clean the textiles regularly.
maintain the interior of the vehicle reg-
temperature display, radio display, etc.)
ularly.
Use a soft cloth (or cotton wool).
Liquid stain
A stain should always be dealt with
If this does not clean them properly,
Use soapy water.
swiftly.
use a soft cloth (or cotton wool) slightly
Dab lightly (never rub) with a soft cloth,
moistened with soapy water and then
Whatever type of stain is on the trim,
rinse and remove the excess.
wipe clean with another soft damp cloth
use cold (or warm) soapy water with
or cotton wool.
natural soap.
Solid or pasty stain
Finally, carefully dry off with a soft dry
Detergents (washing-up liquid, pow-
cloth.
Carefully remove the excess solid or
dered products, alcohol-based prod-
pasty material immediately with a
ucts) should not be used.
Do not use products containing alco-
spatula (working from the edges to the
hol and/or spray fluids on the area.
Use a soft cloth.
centre to avoid spreading the stain).
Clean as for a liquid stain.
Rinse and soak up the excess.
Seat belts
Special instructions for sweets or
These must be kept clean.
chewing gum
Multimedia screen
Use products selected by our Technical
Maintenance of the screen may depend
Department
(approved outlets) or
Put an ice cube on the stain to solidify
on the type of multimedia equipment.
warm, soapy water and a sponge and
it, then proceed as for a solid stain.
Please refer to the multimedia instruc-
wipe with a dry cloth.
tions for further information.
Detergents or dyes must not be used
under any circumstances.
For further recommendations for
maintaining the interior, and/or for
any unsatisfactory results, please
see an authorised dealer.
4.19
INTERIOR TRIM MAINTENANCE (2/2)
Removal/replacing removable
You should not:
equipment originally fitted in
Position objects such as deodorants,
the vehicle
scents etc. near air vents as this could
damage your dashboard trim.
If you need to remove equipment in
order to clean the passenger com-
partment (for example, mats), always
ensure that they are correctly refitted
and are the right way around (the driv-
Use high-pressure
er’s mat should be fitted on the driver’s
cleaning equipment or
side, etc.) and fit them with the compo-
sprays inside the pas-
nents supplied with the equipment (for
senger compartment:
example, the driver mat should always
be fixed using the pre-fitted mounting
without careful use, this equipment
components).
could impair the correct functioning
With the vehicle stationary, always
of the electrical or electronic compo-
ensure that nothing will impede driving
nents in the vehicle, or have other
(anything obstructing the pedals, heel
detrimental effects.
wedged by the mat etc.).
4.20
Section 5: Practical advice
Puncture, emergency spare wheel
5.2
Tyre inflation kit
5.6
Tools
5.9
Wheel trims
5.10
Changing a wheel
5.11
Tyres (tyre and wheel safety, use in winter)
5.13
Headlights: changing bulbs
5.16
Fog lights: changing bulbs
5.18
Rear lights and side lights: changing bulbs
5.19
Interior lighting: changing bulbs
5.22
Fuses
5.27
Radio frequency remote control: batteries
5.31
Battery: troubleshooting
5.33
Wiper blades: replacement
5.35
Towing: breakdown
5.37
Fitting a radio
5.39
Accessories
5.40
Operating faults
5.42
5.1
PUNCTURE, EMERGENCY SPARE WHEEL (1/4)
In case of puncture
Depending on the vehicle, a tyre infla-
tion kit or emergency spare wheel is
provided (refer to the following pages).
Do not leave the tools unsecured inside the vehicle as they may come
Vehicle fitted with a tyre pressure
loose under braking. After use, make sure the tools are correctly posi-
loss warning system
tioned in their mountings: risk of injury.
In the event of under-inflation (punc-
If bolts are supplied with the emergency spare wheel, you must use these
bolts only for the emergency spare wheel.
tures, under-inflation etc.), the
The jack is designed for wheel changing purposes only. Under no circumstances
warning light appears on the instrument
should it be used for carrying out repairs underneath the vehicle or to gain access
panel. ➥ 2.18.
to the underside of the vehicle.
If the emergency spare wheel has been stored for several years, have it
checked by your Dealer to ensure that it is safe to use.
Vehicle fitted with an emergency spare wheel that differs from the
other wheels:
- Never fit more than one emergency spare wheel to the same vehicle.
- Replace the emergency spare wheel as soon as possible with a wheel identi-
If the vehicle is parked on
cal to the original one.
the hard shoulder, you must
- When this is fitted to the vehicle, which must only be a temporary measure, the
warn other road users of
driving speed must not exceed the speed indicated on the label on the wheel.
your vehicle’s presence
with a warning triangle or with other
- Fitting an emergency spare wheel may alter the way the vehicle usually runs.
devices as per the legislation apply-
Avoid sudden acceleration or deceleration and reduce your speed when cor-
ing to the country you are in.
nering.
- If you need to use snow chains, fit the emergency spare wheel to the rear axle
and check the tyre pressure.
5.2
PUNCTURE, EMERGENCY SPARE WHEEL (2/4)
Depending on the vehicle, there are
2 storage options for the emergency
spare wheel:
1
- in a cradle under the floor at the rear
1
of the vehicle;
2
- the floor at the rear of the vehicle.
Emergency spare wheel 3
This is stored in cage 5 under the floor
at the rear of the vehicle.
To access emergency spare wheel 3
3
- Open the boot lid;
5
4
- remove blanking cover 2;
- undo screw with the wheelbrace 1
To store the wheel 3 in the cage
If the cradle 5 cannot be re-attached,
stored in the boot;
this may mean that the wheel is not cor-
- Make sure you reposition the wheel
- unhook 5 cradle by taking it from
rectly positioned. If this happens, open
in the cradle 5, valve pointing down-
hook 4;
the cage, push the wheel in as far as it
wards;
– remove emergency spare wheel.
will go and close again.
- re-attach the cradle using handle 4
and retighten the nut using span-
ner 1 to refit the assembly and put
blanking cover back in place.
- make sure you lock the cradle 5 back
in place.
Do not touch the exhaust.
Risk of burns.
5.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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