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Start and driving

The engine can only start with the selector
lever in position 

P

 or 

N

. At low temperatures,

below -10 °C (+14 °F), the engine can only
start with the selector lever in position 

P

.

Driving down hills

Under certain circumstances it may be ad-
vantageous to use the Tiptronic mode to se-
lect the gear manually according to driving
conditions 

››› 

.

Stop/Park

On level ground, just use the lever to engage
position 

P

. On slopes you should first apply

the parking brake and then set the lever to 

P

.

This makes it easier to remove the lever from
position 

P

 when starting.

Stopping on a downhill

Always

 apply the brake pedal firmly to pre-

vent the vehicle from moving; if necessary,
apply the electronic parking brake 

››› 

.

Do not

 accelerate while a range of gears is

engaged to prevent the car from rolling
downhill 

››› 

.

Starting off uphill with the Auto Hold func-
tion

Once you have engaged a gear, take your

foot off the brake pedal and gently press the
accelerator.

Starting off uphill without the Auto Hold
function

Pull on the electronic parking brake button.

Once you have engaged a gear, gently

press the accelerator and pull on the elec-
tronic parking brake button.

Back-up programme

If all the positions of the lever are shown over
a light background on the instrument panel
display, there is a system fault and the auto-
matic gearbox will operate in with the backup
programme. It is still possible to drive the ve-
hicle, however, at low speeds and within a se-
lected range of gears. 

Driving in reverse

gear may not be possible

.

6-speed DSG® automatic transmission
overload protection

When the clutch is overloaded, the vehicle
begins to 

jerk

 and the selector lever position

indicator begins to flash. To prevent damage
to the clutch, this interrupts the power trans-
mission between the engine and the gearbox.
There is no more traction and it is not possible
to accelerate. If the clutch is opened auto-
matically due to overloading, press the brake
pedal. Wait a few seconds before starting to
move again.

Kick-down

The kick-down system provides maximum ac-
celeration when the gear selector lever is in
the positions 

D

S

 or in the Tiptronic position.

When the accelerator pedal is pressed right
down, the automatic gearbox will shift down
to a lower gear, depending on road speed
and engine speed. This takes advantage of
the maximum acceleration of the vehicle

››› 

.

The upshift to the next higher gear is delayed
until the engine reaches maximum rpm.

WARNING

Observe the safety warnings 

››› 

 in Selec-

tor lever positions on page 249

.

Never allow the brake to rub and do not

use the brake pedal too often or for long
periods, as the brakes can overheat. This
reduces the braking power, increases the
braking distance or even causes a brake
system fault.

If you have to stop on a hill, keep the vehi-

cle’s brakes applied with the brake pedal or
parking brake.

WARNING

Please note that if the road surface is slip-
pery or wet, the kick-down feature could
cause the driving wheels to spin, which
could result in skidding.

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Driving

CAUTION

If you stop the vehicle on a gradient, do

not attempt to stop it from rolling by de-
pressing the accelerator when a gear has
been selected. This could cause overheat-
ing and damage the automatic gearbox.

If you allow the vehicle to roll with the

lever in position N and the engine off, the
automatic gearbox will be damaged by
lack of lubrication.

If the gearbox operates with the backup

programme, take the vehicle to a special-
ised workshop and have the fault repaired
without delay.

Launch-control program

The Launch-control programme enables
maximum acceleration from a standstill.

Condition:

 the engine must have reached op-

erating temperature and the steering wheel
must not be turned.

The engine speed for Launch-control is differ-
ent on petrol and diesel engines.

With the engine running, switch off traction

control (ASR) 

››› 

page 289

.

Press the brake pedal with your left foot

and hold it down for at least one second.

Place the selector lever in position 

S

 or Tip-

tronic.

Press the accelerator with the right foot un-

til reaching an approximate speed of 3,200
rpm.

Take your left foot off the brake pedal. The

vehicle starts with maximum acceleration.

Turn on the ASR after accelerating!

WARNING

Always adapt your driving style to the

traffic conditions.

Only use the Launch control programme

when road and traffic conditions permit,
and make sure your manner of driving and
accelerating the vehicle does not incon-
venience or endanger other road users.

Make sure that the ESC remains switched

on. Please note that when the ASR and ESC
are deactivated, the wheels may start to
spin, causing the vehicle to lose grip. Risk
of accident!

Note

After using the Launch control pro-

gramme, the temperature in the gearbox
may have increased considerably. In this
case, the programme could be disabled for
several minutes. The programme can be
used again after the cooling phase.

Accelerating with the launch control pro-

gramme places a heavy load on all parts of
the vehicle. This can result in increased
wear and tear.

Manual release of the selector lev-
er

Fig. 241 

Remove the lining from the area of the

gear indication

Fig. 242 

Manual release of gear selector lever

In the event of a power failure when starting
(e.g. discharged battery), the lever will remain
locked in position 

P

. To move it to position 

N

 to

move the vehicle, there is an emergency re-
lease device under the centre console, on the

252

Start and driving

right side. Releasing the selector lever re-
quires a certain degree of practical skill.

Removing the cover from the selector lev-
er

Apply the electronic parking brake 

 

››› 

.

Pull the cover up around the dust guard on

the gear lever 

››› 

Fig. 241

.

Releasing the selector lever

Press the release lever 

››› 

Fig. 242

 in the di-

rection of the arrow and hold it in this position.

Press the lock button 

››› 

Fig. 241

 

1

 on the

gear lever knob and place the gear selector
lever in the 

N

 position.

WARNING

Do not move the lever from position P if the
parking brake is not firmly engaged. If you
still think the car could move, press the
brake pedal. Danger! The vehicle could
move in an unforeseen way and cause an
accident or serious injury.

Gear-change recommenda-
tion

Selecting the optimal gear

Depending on the equipment on the instru-
ment panel screen, a recommendation is
shown with the gear that should be engaged
to optimise consumption.

Display

Meaning

Optimum gear.

Recommendation to change up a
gear.

Recommendation to change down
a gear.

Information regarding the “cleanliness” of
the particulate filter

When the exhaust system detects that the
particulate filter is close to saturation, this
system’s self-cleaning function recommends
the optimal gear for that function

››› 

page 314

.

WARNING

The gear change recommendation is an
auxiliary function and in no case should be
a substitute for careful driving.

Responsibility for selecting the correct

gear, depending on the circumstances,
rests solely with the driver.

For the sake of the environment

Selecting the correct gear can help to save
fuel.

Note

The recommended gear indication turns off
when the clutch pedal is pressed or when
the lever is removed from the tiptronic posi-
tion.

Steering

Information relating to different ve-
hicle processes.

Electro-mechanical power steering adapts

electronically

 to the speed of the car, torque

and steering angle.

Even if the power steering fails or the engine
is stopped, it is possible to continue to rotate
the steering wheel as long as the key remains
in the ignition lock, but more force must be
applied.

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253

Driving

Electronic steering column lock

Vehicles with Keyless Access: the steering
column locks when the driver's door is
opened and the ignition is switched off.
Therefore, the vehicle should be at a stand-
still and, where applicable, the selector lever
in position 

P

.

If the driver door is opened before the ignition
is switched off, the steering column electronic
lock is activated via the ignition key or the
sensor built into the door handle.

Steering assist

This help assists the driver in critical situa-
tions. It recommends turning the steering
wheel to perform a corrective manoeuvre
(counter-steering), turning slightly to avoid
skidding 

››› 

.

WARNING

Steering assist helps the driver in critical
situations. The driver is the person who has
to control the vehicle's steering at all times.

Control lamp

It lights up red

Faulty steering.

Do not continue driving

, stop the vehicle as soon as

possible and in a safe manner.
Take the vehicle to a specialised workshop and have
the fault repaired as soon as possible.

It lights up yellow

Limited steering operation.

Drive carefully to a specialised workshop to have the

steering checked.

If the warning light does not come on again after re-
starting the engine and driving a short distance, it is

not

 necessary to check the steering.

OR:

 The 12-volt battery was disconnected and re-

connected.
Drive a short distance at 15-20 km / h (9-12 mph).

Flashes red

Fault in the steering column electronic lock.

 

Do not continue driving!

 Seek specialist assis-

tance.

It flashes yellow

The steering column is jammed.

When stopped, turn the steering wheel in both direc-
tions.

OR:

 The steering column does not unlock or lock.

Remove the key from the ignition switch and recon-
nect it. Consider the messages shown on the instru-

ment panel display.

Do not continue driving

 if the steering column re-

mains locked after switching on the ignition. Seek
specialist assistance.

The control lamp should light up for a few
seconds when the ignition is switched on. It
should go out once the engine is started.

WARNING

Never ignore the warning lamps or messag-
es.

If the warning lamps and the correspond-

ing messages are ignored, the vehicle may
stall in traffic, causing serious damage or
accidents and injuries.

Stop the vehicle at the next opportunity

and in a safe place.

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Start and driving

Dynamic chassis control
(DCC)

Function and operation

Fig. 243 

In the centre console: button to adjust

the adaptive suspension.

DCC continuously adapts the suspension to
the condition of the road and current driving
conditions, according to the pre-set pro-
gramme.

Steering is also adapted in the “Sport” pro-
gramme.

Programme

Driving recommendations

“COMFORT” 

C

Adjust it to the most comfortable
setting, for example, driving on
surfaces in poor condition, or
making long trips.

“NORMAL”

Balanced setting, suitable, for

example, for day-to-day use.

Programme

Driving recommendations

“SPORT” 

S

Sport setting for sporty style
driving

Select a program

Switch the ignition on.

Press the 

 

 

 button repeatedly until the

desired program is displayed

The “NORMAL” programme is active when

neither the C

 nor 

S

buttons are lit up.

WARNING

Switching the dynamic chassis control sys-
tem on while the vehicle is in motion could
divert your attention from the traffic and
cause accidents.

WARNING

Adjusting the suspension can change driv-
ing properties. Dynamic chassis control
must never lead to any kinds of risk.

Adapt your speed and driving style at all

times to suit visibility, weather, road and
traffic conditions.

Note

If the dynamic chassis control does not op-
erate as described in this chapter, go to an
authorised workshop and request it be
checked.

Note

In the case of an adaptive suspension fail-
ure, the indications 

C

 and 

S

 light up on the

button. The vehicle’s comfort and driving
may be affected by the fault. Have the sys-
tem checked by a specialised workshop.

Driving tips

Running in

Please observe the instructions for running-in
new components.

Running-in the engine

A new engine must be driven through a run-in
period during its first 1500 kilometres (1000
miles). During its first few hours of running, the
internal friction in the engine is greater than
later on when all the moving parts have bed-
ded down.

How the vehicle is driven for the first 1500 km
(1000 miles) influences the future engine per-
formance. Throughout the life of the vehicle, it
should be driven at a moderate speed (espe-
cially when the engine is cold) this will reduce
engine wear and increase its useful life. Never
drive at extremely low engine speeds. Always
engage a lower gear when the engine works
“irregularly”. 

For the first 1000 km or

600 miles, please note:

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Driving

Do not use full throttle.

Do not force the engine above two thirds of

its maximum speed.

Do not tow a trailer.

Between 1000 and 1500 kilometres (600
to 1000 miles)

gradually

 increase power

until reaching the maximum speed and high
engine speeds.

Running in new tyres and brake pads

Replacement of wheel rims and new tyres

››› 

page 329

.

Information about brakes 

››› 

page 283

.

For the sake of the environment

If the engine is run in gently, the life of the
engine will be increased and the engine oil
consumption reduced.

Four-wheel drive (4Drive)

3

 Valid for vehicles: 4Drive all-wheel drive

On four-wheel drive models, the engine pow-
er is distributed to all four wheels

General notes

On four-wheel drive vehicles, the engine
power is distributed to all four wheels. The
distribution of power is controlled automati-

cally according to your driving style and the
road conditions. Also see 

››› 

page 288

.

The four-wheel drive is specially designed to
complement the superior engine power. This
combination gives the vehicle exceptional
handling and performance capabilities, both
on normal roads and in more difficult condi-
tions, such as snow and ice. Even so (or per-
haps especially for this reason), it is important
to observe certain safety points 

››› 

.

Winter tyres

Thanks to four-wheel drive, your vehicle will
have plenty of traction in winter conditions,
even with the standard tyres. Nevertheless,
we still recommend that winter tyres or all-
season tyres be fitted on all 

four

 wheels to

give even better 

braking response

.

Snow chains

On roads where snow chains are mandatory,
this also applies to cars with four-wheel drive

››› 

page 334

.

Changing tyres

On vehicles with four-wheel drive, all four
tyres must have the same rolling circumfer-
ence. Also avoid using tyres with varying
tread depths 

››› 

page 329

.

Off-roader?

Your SEAT vehicle is not an off-roader: it does
not have enough ground clearance to be
used as such. It is therefore best to avoid
rough tracks and uneven terrain as much as
possible.

WARNING

Even with four-wheel drive, you should al-

ways adjust your speed to suit the condi-
tions. Do not let the extra safety features
tempt you into taking any risks when driv-
ing. Risk of accident!

The braking capability of your vehicle is

limited by the tyres' grip. It is therefore no
different from a car without four-wheel
drive. So do not be tempted to drive too fast
on firm or slippery roads just because the
vehicle still has good acceleration in these
conditions. Risk of accident!

On wet roads bear in mind that the front

wheels may start to “aquaplane” and lose
contact with the road if the car is driven too
fast. If this should happen, there will be no
sudden increase in engine speed to warn
the driver, as occurs with a front-wheel
drive car. For this reason you should always
choose a driving speed suitable for the
road conditions. Risk of accident!

256

Start and driving

Economical and environmentally
friendly driving

Fuel consumption, environmental pollution
and wear to the engine, brakes and tyres all
depend largely on driving style. Consumption
can be reduced between 10-15% with an effi-
cient driving type. The following section gives
you some tips on lessening the impact on the
environment and reducing your operating
costs at the same time.

Active cylinder management (ACT®)

Depending on vehicle equipment, the active
cylinder management (ACT®) may deacti-
vate some of the engine cylinders if the driv-
ing situation does not require too much pow-
er.

The number of active cylinders can be seen
on the instrument panel display. 

››› 

page 71

.

Foresight when driving

If you think ahead when driving, you will need
to brake less and thus accelerate less. Take
advantage of the inertia of the vehicle when-
ever possible, with a 

gear engaged

. This

takes advantage of the engine braking effect,
reducing wear on the brakes and tyres. Emis-
sions and fuel consumption will drop to zero.

Changing gear to save energy

An effective way of saving is to change 

in ad-

vance

 to a higher gear.

Manual transmission

: shift up from first to

second gear as soon as possible. Choosing
the right gear enables fuel savings. Select the
highest possible gear appropriate for the
driving situation (the engine should continue
functioning with cyclical regularity).

Automatic transmission

: accelerate gradu-

ally and without reaching the “kick-down”
position.

Avoid driving at high speed

Avoid travelling at your vehicle’s top speed,
whenever possible. Fuel consumption, emis-
sion of harmful gases and noise pollution
multiply as speed is increased. Driving at
moderate speeds will help to save fuel.

Reduce idling time

In vehicles with the Start-Stop system idling is
automatically reduced. In vehicles without
the Start-Stop system it is worth switching off
the engine, for example, at level crossings
and at traffic lights that remain red for long
periods of time. When an engine has reached
operating temperature, and depending on
the cylinder capacity, keeping it switched off
for a minimum of about 5 seconds already
saves more than the amount of fuel necessa-
ry for restarting.

The engine takes a long time to warm up
when it is idling. Mechanical wear and pollu-
tant emissions are also especially high during
this initial warm-up phase. It is therefore best
to drive off immediately after starting the en-
gine. Avoid running the engine at high speed.

Regular maintenance

Regular servicing helps in saving fuel even
before the engine is started. A well-serviced
engine gives you the benefit of 

improved fuel

efficiency

 as well as maximum reliability and

an enhanced resale value. A badly serviced
engine can consume up to 10% more fuel
than necessary.

Avoid short journeys

The engine and catalytic converter need to
reach their optimal 

operating temperature

in order to minimise fuel consumption and
emissions.

A cold engine consumes a disproportionate
amount of fuel. The engine reaches its work-
ing temperature after about four kilometres
(2.5 miles), when fuel consumption will return
to a normal level.

Check tyre pressure

Always make sure the tyres are inflated to the
correct pressures 

››› 

page 331

 to save fuel. If

the pressure is below half bar, fuel consump-
tion may increase by 5%. Due to the greater

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257

Driving

rolling resistance, under-inflation 

also

 increa-

ses tyre wear and impairs handling.

Do not use 

winter tyres

 all year round as

they increase fuel consumption by up to 10%.

Avoid carrying unnecessary loads

Given that every kilo of extra 

weight

 will in-

crease the fuel consumption, it is advisable
make sure that no unnecessary loads are be-
ing transported.

Since the luggage rack increases the 

aero-

dynamic drag

 of the vehicle, you should re-

move it when not needed. At speeds of
100-120 km/h (62-75 mph), this will save 12%
of fuel.

Save electrical energy

The engine drives the alternator, thereby
generating electricity. This implies that any
increase in power consumption also increa-
ses fuel consumption! For this reason, switch
off any unneeded electrical devices. Devices
that use a lot of electricity include the blower
at a high setting, the rear window heating or
the seat heating.

Note

If you have the Start-Stop system, it is

recommended that it should not be discon-
nected.

It is recommended that you close the

windows when driving at more than
60 km/h (37 mph).

Do not drive with your foot resting on the

clutch pedal, as the pressure can make the
plate slip. This causes wear and can dam-
age the clutch plate.

Do not ride the clutch on a hill, use the

brake. The fuel consumption will be lower
and you will prevent the clutch plate from
being damaged.

Use the engine brake on downhills by

changing to the gear that is best suited for
the gradient. Fuel consumption will be
“zero” and the brakes will not suffer.

Driving on flooded roads

To prevent damage to the vehicle driving on
flooded roads, take the following into ac-
count:

The water should never come above the

lower edge of the bodywork.

Drive at pedestrian speed.

WARNING

After driving through flooded zones, brak-
ing effectiveness can decrease if the brake
discs or pads are damp 

››› 

page 283

.

CAUTION

Driving through flooded areas may dam-

age vehicle components such as the en-
gine, transmission or electrical system.

Whenever driving through water, the

Start-Stop system must be switched off

››› 

page 245

.

Note

Check the depth of the water before en-

tering the flooded zone.

Do not stop in the water, drive in reverse,

or stop the engine.

Vehicles travelling in the opposite direc-

tion cause waves that could exceed your
vehicle's critical height.

Avoid driving through salt water (corro-

sion) 

››› 

page 340

.

Trips abroad

With petrol vehicles, it should be ensured

that lead-free petrol is available throughout
the journey 

››› 

page 312, Fuel types

. Seek

information about service station networks
selling unleaded fuel.

In some countries, it is possible that your

vehicle is not sold and some spare parts may
not be available or the technical services
may only be able to make limited repairs.

258

Driver assistance systems

SEAT importers and distributors will provide
information about the technical preparation
that your vehicle requires and also about
necessary maintenance and repair possibili-
ties.

CAUTION

SEAT does not accept liability for any dam-
age to the vehicle due to the use of a lower
quality fuel, an inadequate service or the
non-availability of genuine spare parts.

Driver assistance systems

General notes

Safety advice

WARNING

Responsibility for driving rests with the

driver at all times. The drive assist systems
are not a replacement for driver attention.
Focus all your attention on driving and be
prepared to intervene at all times.

Use the drive assist systems only when

conditions allow. The driving style must al-
ways be suitable for the weather, visibility,
road and traffic conditions.

In order for drive assist systems to react

correctly, sensors and cameras must oper-
ate without limitations. Please read the
notes on sensors and cameras in this chap-
ter.

Note

Keep in mind the specific rules of each

country, especially when it comes to driv-
ing, formation of an emergency corridor,
braking distance, speed, parking position,
wheel position, etc. The driver is solely re-
sponsible for always complying with the
specific regulations of each country.

The area in front of and around the radar

sensor should not be covered with adhe-

sives, additional headlights or similar
items, as this could have a negative impact
on the operation of the assistants. If the ve-
hicle is not properly repaired or structural
modifications are made to it, the operation
of the assistants may be affected.

The repair and adjustment of sensors and

cameras requires special knowledge and
tools. It is recommended to visit a SEAT
dealership for this purpose.

System limits

WARNING

Drive assist systems can not overcome

the laws of physics. Depending on the cir-
cumstances, a collision may not be avoida-
ble.

Warnings, notices and indicator lamps

may not be displayed on time, or may be
displayed incorrectly, e.g. if a vehicle ap-
proaches too quickly.

Corrective interventions by drive assist

systems (e.g. interventions in the steering
or brakes) may be insufficient or may never
occur, depending on the circumstances. As
a driver, you must be prepared to act at all
times.

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259

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Note

Due to the system's detection limits in the

surroundings, the systems may not give
warnings or intervene on time, or they
might do so even if it is not desired. In addi-
tion, the auxiliary systems may incorrectly
interpret a manoeuvre and, as a result,
warn the driver in an unexpected manner.

When the towing mode is selected, some

assist systems may react with limitations,
in an unusual way or may not be available.
Keep in mind the instructions relating to the
towing mode.

Drive assist sensors and
cameras

Front radar

Fig. 244 

On the front bumper: radar sensors.

Fig. 245 

Detection area.

A radar sensor may be fitted to the front
bumper of the vehicle 

››› 

Fig. 244

. The front

radar detects any objects in its detection
zone 

››› 

Fig. 245

 and provides support for the

following functions:

Front Assist 

››› 

page 265

.

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

››› 

page 268

.

The radar can have a range of up to 120m
(400ft) depending on road and weather con-
ditions.

WARNING

The visibility of the radar sensor can be im-
paired by dirt or environmental influences
such as rain, fog, snow, mud, dust, insects
etc. In this case the Front Assist and ACC
functions may stop working. The instrument
panel displays the following message: 

No

sensor vision!

 And the Front Assist un-

available or ACC unavailable warning
lights come on.

Clean the sensor area on the bumper as

indicated in 

››› 

page 342, Cleaning the ex-

terior

 . When the radar sensor starts cor-

rectly detecting again, the message disap-
pears from the screen and the functions
become available again.

CAUTION

If the radar sensor is dirty or poorly ad-

justed, the Front Assist system may give un-
necessary warnings and apply the brakes
inappropriately.

The operation of the radar can be affec-

ted by strong reflections of the emitted sig-
nal. This may occur, for example, in an en-
closed car park or due to the presence of
metallic objects (e.g. guard rails or sheets
used in road works).

The sensor may not be adjusted correct-

ly if it receives an impact. This may com-
promise the system's efficacy or discon-
nect it. If you have the feeling that the ra-
dar sensor is damaged or adjusted incor-
rectly, switch off the Front Assist and ACC
functions to avoid any damage. If this oc-
curs have it adjusted.

260

Driver assistance systems

Front camera

Fig. 246 

On the windscreen: field of vision of

the Lane Assist system.

Depending on the equipment, the vehicle
may be fitted with a front camera on the front
windscreen 

››› 

Fig. 246

. This camera detects

lane boundaries (lines) to provide support for
the following functions:

Lane Assist 

››› 

page 274

.

CAUTION

To avoid affecting the operation of the sys-
tems, take the following points into consid-
eration:

Clean the field of vision of the camera

regularly and make sure it is free of snow
and ice.

Do not cover the field of vision of the

camera.

Check that the windscreen is not dam-

aged in the area of the camera's field of vi-
sion.

Rear radar

Fig. 247 

Rear view of the vehicle: radar sensor

zones.

Fig. 248 

Sensor detection zones

The radar sensors are located on the left and
right of the bumper and are not visible from
the outside 

››› 

Fig. 247

. The sensors monitor

both the blind spot and traffic behind the ve-
hicle 

››› 

Fig. 248

.

They support the following functions:

Blind spot detector (BSD) 

››› 

page 278

.

Rear cross traffic alert (RCTA) 

››› 

page 281

.

Automatic deactivation of supported func-
tions

The rear radar sensors deactivate automati-
cally when, among other reasons, one of the
sensors is detected to be permanently cov-
ered. This may be the case if, for example,
there is a layer of snow or ice over one of the
sensors.

The relevant text message will appear in the
dash panel display.

CAUTION

The radar sensors on the rear bumper

may be damaged or shifted in the event of
a collision, for example, when entering or
exiting a parking space. This may result in
the system disconnecting itself, or at least
possibly having its functionality diminished.

In order to ensure that the radar sensors

work properly, keep the rear bumper free of
snow and ice and do not cover it.

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The rear bumper should only be painted

with paint authorised by SEAT. The lane de-
parture warning's functions may be limited
or work incorrectly if other paints are used.

The visibility of radar sensors may be af-

fected due to leaves, snow, strong haze or
dirt, among others. Clean the area in front
of the sensors.

Never use the blind spot detector or the

parking assistant if the radar sensors are
dirty.

Ultrasound sensors

The bumpers are fitted with ultrasound sen-
sors to perform the following functions:

Park Assist 

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page 290

.

Parking aid 

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page 294

CAUTION

Damage to the radiator grille, bumper,

wheel arch and vehicle underbody can
modify the orientation of the sensors. This
can affect the parking aid function. Have
the function checked by a specialised
workshop.

A number plate or number plate holder

with dimensions that exceed the space for
the number plate, or a cured or deformed
number plate can cause false detections or
a loss of visibility for the sensors.

Note

In order to guarantee good operation,

keep the sensors clean, free of snow and
ice, and do not cover them with stickers or
other objects.

If you use high-pressure or vapour equip-

ment for cleaning, do not apply it directly,
unless you do so very briefly, and always
keep a distance of more than 10 cm away.

Fitting certain accessories to the front of

the vehicle, such as a plate holder with ad-
vertising, may interfere with the operation
of the Park Assist.

Rear View Camera

Fig. 249 

In the rear bumper: location of the re-

verse assist camera.

A camera on the rear bumper aids the driver
when reverse parking or manoeuvring. This
provides support to the following function:

Rear View Camera 

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page 297

.

WARNING

Fitting a number plate frame may interfere
with the view shown on the screen, as it
may reduce the camera’s field of vision.

CAUTION

In order to guarantee good system oper-

ation, keep the cameras clean, free of snow
or ice, and do not cover them with stickers
or other objects.

Never use abrasive cleaning products to

clean the camera lens.

Do not use hot or warm water to remove

ice or snow from the camera lens. Doing so
could damage the camera.

Cruise control system (CCS)

Control lamp

It lights up green

The Cruise Control System (GRA) is switched on and
active.

The control lamps light up when the ignition is
switched on and should turn off after approxi-
mately 2 seconds. This is the time taken for
the function check.

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WARNING

Observe the safety warnings 

››› 

 in Con-

trol and warning lamps on page 88

.

Introduction

Fig. 250 

Instrument panel display: GRA status

indications.

The cruise control system (CCS) is able to
maintain the set speed from 20 km/h (15
mph).

The CSS only reduces vehicle speed by
ceasing to accelerate, not by actively braking
the vehicle 

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.

Status display

There are different versions of the cruise con-
trol system. In vehicles with the multifunction
display (MFD), the set speed is displayed on
the instrument panel screen.

GRA status 

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Fig. 250

CCS temporarily switched off. The set
speed is displayed in small or darkened
figures.
System error. Contact a specialised
workshop.
CCS switched on. The speed memory is
empty.
The CCS is switched on. The set speed is
displayed in large figures.

Changing gear in CCS mode

The CCS decelerates as soon as the clutch
pedal is pressed, intervening again automati-
cally after a gear is engaged.

Travelling down hills with the CCS

If the CCS cannot maintain a constant vehi-
cle speed downhill, brake and change down
a gear if necessary. The GRA is temporarily
disabled by pressing the brake.

Automatic off

The GRA disconnects automatically or is
temporarily interrupted:

A

B

C

D

If the system detects a fault that could af-

fect the working order of the CCS.

If you press and maintain the accelerator

pedal for a certain time, driving faster than
the stored speed.

If the dynamic driving control systems inter-

vene, ASR, ESC, etc.

If the brake pedal is pressed.

If the airbag is triggered.

If the lever is taken out of the 

D

 or 

S

 posi-

tion.

If, in the case of a manual gearbox, 1st gear

is engaged.

If the clutch pedal is pressed for a long

time.

WARNING

Use of GRA could cause accidents and se-
vere injuries if it is not possible to drive at a
constant speed maintaining the safety dis-
tance.

Do not use GRA in heavy traffic, if the dis-

tance from the vehicle in front is insuffi-
cient, on steep roads, with several bends or
in slippery circumstances or on flooded
roads.

Never use the CCS when driving off-road

or on unpaved roads.

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Adapt your speed and the distance to the

vehicles ahead in line with visibility, weath-
er, the condition of the road and the traffic
situation.

To avoid unexpected operation of the

cruise control system, turn it off every time
you finish using it.

It is dangerous to use a set speed which is

too high for other conditions.

If driving down a steep gradient, the GRA

cannot maintain a constant speed. The
speed can increase. In this case, brake and
change down a gear.

Operating the cruise control

Fig. 251 

On the left of the steering column:

third lever for operating the GRA.

Connecting

Move the lever towards the steering wheel

to position 



.

If no speed has been programmed, the sys-
tem will not control it.

Activating the cruise control

Push button 



 

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Fig. 251

 

1

.

The current speed is stored and the cruise
control is activated.

Temporarily interrupting

Move the lever to 



 and release it, or

step on the brake.

The cruise control system is switched off tem-
porarily. The speed is stored.

Reinstating the cruise control

Move the lever to 



 and release it.

Cruise control is activated at the stored
speed.

Adjusting the speed

While the GRA is set, the stored speed can be
adjusted:

Move the lever to the pressure point 



to increase speed in small increments of 1
km/h (1 mph).

Move the lever upwards 



 

+

 to in-

crease in increments of 10 km/h (5 mph).

Press the button 



 

››› 

Fig. 251

 

1

 to reduce

speed in small increments of 1 km/h (1 mph).

Move the lever downwards 



 

 to re-

duce in increments of 10 km/h (5 mph).

To change the stored speed without interrup-
tion, keep the lever pressed in the direction



 

+

 or 



 

. The vehicle adapts the

current speed by accelerating or stopping
accelerating. The vehicle does not brake ac-
tively.

Switching off

Move the lever to position 



.

The system is disconnected and the memo-
rised speed is deleted.

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Driver assistance systems

Emergency brake assistance
system (Front Assist)

Introduction

Fig. 252 

On the instrument panel display: ad-

vance warning indications.

The objective of the system is to prevent
head-on collisions against objects that may
be in the vehicle’s path or minimise the con-
sequences of such impacts.

Depending on several factors and how criti-
cal the situation is, the system operates in a
staggered manner. First it warns the driver,
and if the driver’s reaction does not occur or
is insufficient, it activates independent emer-
gency braking.

The function is intended to prevent collisions
with parked vehicles or vehicles in the same
lane travelling in the same direction. 

It may

not activate in other hazard situations

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.

Front Assist is active between 4 km/h
(2.5 mph) and 210 km/h (130 mph). Depend-
ing on a range of conditions, some of the
functions described below are omitted to op-
timize the behaviour of the system.

Front Assist is a driving assistance function
that can never replace the driver’s atten-
tion.

Safety distance warning

If the system detects that you are driving too
close to the vehicle in front, it will warn the
driver with this indication on the instrument
panel display 

.

The timing of the warning varies according to
other factors: driver behaviour and speed.

Advance warning

If the system detects a possible collision with
the vehicle in front, it alerts the driver by
means of an audible warning and an indica-
tion on the instrument panel display

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Fig. 252

.

The warning moment varies depending on
the traffic situation and driver behaviour. At
the same time, the vehicle will prepare for a
possible emergency braking 

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.

Critical warning

If the driver fails to react to the 

advance

warning

, the system may actively intervene

in the brakes and generate a brief jolt to warn
the driver of the imminent danger of a colli-
sion.

Automatic braking

If the driver also fails to react to the 

critical

warning

, the system may initiate independ-

ent emergency braking by progressively in-
creasing the braking in accordance with how
critical the situation is.

Driver emergency brake assistance sys-
tem

The system may detect that the driver is not
braking hard enough to avoid the collision. In
this case, it will increase the braking intensity.

The system cannot prevent a collision, al-
though it can significantly minimise the con-
sequences by reducing the speed and the
force of the impact.

WARNING

Observe the safety warnings 

››› 

 in Con-

trol and warning lamps on page 88

.

WARNING

Front Assist cannot change the laws of
physics or replace the driver in terms of

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keeping control of the vehicle and reacting
to a possible emergency situation.

WARNING

Following a Front Assist emergency warn-
ing, pay immediate attention to the situa-
tion and try to avoid the collision as appli-
cable.

If the Front Assist does not work as de-

scribed in this chapter (e.g. it repeatedly
intervenes unnecessarily), switch it off.
Have the system checked by a specialised
workshop. SEAT recommends visiting a
SEAT dealership.

Always adapt your speed and distance

away from the vehicle in front of you at all
times to suit visibility, weather, road and
traffic conditions.

The Front Assist alone cannot avoid acci-

dents and serious injuries.

In complex driving situations, Front Assist

may issue warnings and intervene in brak-
ing unnecessarily.

If the operation of the Front Assist is im-

paired by dirt or because the radar sensor
has lost its settings, the system may issue
unnecessary warnings and intervene inop-
portunely in the braking.

The Front Assist does not react to animals

or vehicles crossing your path or ap-
proaching head-on down the same lane.

The Front Assist does not react to pedes-

trians walking head-on in the same lane.

The driver must always be ready to take

over the control of the vehicle.

Note

When Front Assist is connected, the indi-

cations of other functions on the screen
may be hidden.

When the Front Assist causes a braking,

the brake pedal is “harder”.

Automatic interventions by the Front As-

sist on the brakes may be interrupted by
pressing the clutch, accelerator or moving
the wheel.

The Front Assist may brake the vehicle

until it stops completely. However, the
brake system does not halt the vehicle per-
manently. Use the foot brake!

If the Front Assist does not work as de-

scribed in this chapter (e.g. in intervenes
several times unnecessarily), switch it off.

Operation of the emergency brake
assistance system (Front Assist)

Fig. 253 

On the instrument panel display:

Front Assist deactivated indication.

The Front Assist is active whenever the igni-
tion is switched on.

When the Front Assist is switched off, so too
are the 

advance warning

 and the 

distance

warning

 functions.

SEAT recommends leaving the Front Assist
activated. Exceptions 

››› 

page 267, Deacti-

vating Front Assist temporarily in the fol-
lowing situations

.

Switching the Front Assist on and off

With the ignition switched on, the Front Assist
can be deactivated or activated as follows:

Select the corresponding menu option us-

ing the button for the driver assistance sys-
tems 

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