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Driving

Handbrake

Fig. 162 

Handbrake between the front seats.

The handbrake should be applied firmly to
prevent the vehicle from accidentally moving.
Apply the handbrake when you leave your
vehicle and when you park.

Applying the handbrake

Pull the handbrake lever up 

››› 

Fig. 162

.

Releasing the handbrake

Pull the lever up slightly and press the re-
lease knob in the direction of the arrow

››› 

Fig. 162

 and guide the handbrake lever

down fully 

››› 

.

Always pull the handbrake 

all the way up

, to

avoid driving off while the brake is on 

››› 

.

WARNING

Never use the handbrake to stop the vehi-

cle when it is in motion. The braking dis-
tance is considerably longer, because
braking is only applied to the rear wheels.
Risk of accident!

Failure to fully lower the handbrake lever

can affect the operation of the system, and
can also cause heating and wear of the
rear brakes.

CAUTION

Always apply the handbrake before you
leave the vehicle. In addition, engage first
or rear gear in the gradient function, or set
the selection lever to P.

Hill driving assistant

3

 Valid for vehicles: with ESC

The hill driving assistant helps the driver to
move off and upward on a hill, both forwards
and backwards, when the vehicle is station-
ary.

The system maintains brake pressure for ap-
proximately two seconds after the foot is tak-
en off the brake pedal, to prevent the vehicle
from moving when it is started. During these 2
seconds, the driver has enough time to re-
lease the clutch pedal and accelerate with-
out the vehicle moving and without having to

use the handbrake, making start-up easier,
more comfortable and safer.

These are the basic operation conditions:

being on a ramp or hill/slope,

driver door closed,

vehicle completely stationary,

engine running and foot on the brake,

having a gear engaged or being in neutral

for a manual gearbox, or with the selector
lever at positions 

D/S

 or 

R

 for an automatic

gearbox.

WARNING

If you do not start the vehicle immediate-

ly after taking your foot off the brake pedal,
the vehicle may roll back under certain
conditions. Depress the brake pedal or use
the hand brake immediately.

If the engine stalls, depress the brake

pedal or use the hand brake immediately.

When following a line of traffic uphill, if

you want to prevent the vehicle from rolling
back when starting off, hold the brake ped-
al down for a few seconds before starting
off.

Note

The Official Service or a specialist work-
shop can tell you if your vehicle is equip-
ped with this system.

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Braking and parking

Stabilisation and brake as-
sistance systems

Control lamps

It lights up

Fault in the ESC or ABS, or disconnection caused by
the system.

The ESC works in combination with the ABS. If the
ABS fails, the lamp also lights up.

Flashes

ESC or ASR activated.

It lights up

Fault in the ASR or disconnection caused by the sys-

tem.

Flashes

ASR working.

It lights up

ASR manually deactivated.

Or

: ESC in Sport mode 

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.

It lights up

ABS faulty or does not work.

WARNING

When the ignition is switched on, the status
of the brake system and the brake assist
functions is automatically checked. The
control lights on the instrument cluster
light up briefly and then turn off again. If a
warning light stays on permanently, there
is a fault. Seek qualified technical assis-
tance immediately.

Brake assist systems

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

The ESC helps to improve safety. It reduces
the tendency to skid and improves the stabili-
ty and roadholding of the vehicle. The ESC
detects critical handling situations, such as
vehicle understeer or oversteer, or wheelspin
on the driving wheels. It stabilises the vehicle
by braking individual wheels or by reducing
the engine torque. The warning lamp will
flash on the instrument panel when the ESC is
intervening 

.

The ESC includes the anti-lock brake system
(ABS), the hydraulic brake assist (HBA), the
traction control system (ASR), electronic dif-
ferential lock (EDS), electronic torque control
(XDS).

ESC also helps stabilise the vehicle by
changing the torque.

The ASR can be deactivated when wheel spin
is desirable 

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.

Anti-lock brake system (ABS)

ABS prevents the wheels from locking up un-
der braking until the vehicle has reached a
virtual standstill. You can continue to steer the
vehicle even when the brakes are on full.
Keep your foot on the brake pedal and do not
pump the brakes. You will feel the brake pedal
pulsate while the ABS is working.

If the running gear or brake system is modi-
fied, the effectiveness of the ABS could be se-
verely limited.

Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)

The brake assist system can reduce the re-
quired braking distance. The braking force is
automatically boosted if you press the brake
pedal quickly in an emergency. You must
keep pressing the brake pedal until the dan-
ger has passed.

Traction control system (ASR)

In the event of wheelspin, the traction control
system reduces the engine torque to match
the amount of grip available. This helps the
car to start moving, accelerate or climb a
gradient.

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Driving

Electronic differential lock (EDL)

When the EDL detects wheelspin, it brakes
the spinning wheel and directs the power to
the other driven wheel. This function is active
up to approximately 100 km/h (62 mph).

To prevent the disc brake of the braked wheel
from overheating, the EDL cuts out automati-
cally if subjected to excessive loads. The ve-
hicle can still be driven. The EDL will switch on
again automatically when the brake has
cooled down.

Tractor-trailer sway mitigation

If the vehicle is pulling a trailer, it will control
the following: tractor-trailers tend to sway.
When the swaying of the trailer is felt by the
vehicle and detected by the ESC, it will auto-
matically brake the towing vehicle within the
limits of the system and mitigate the sway.
Tractor-trailer sway mitigation is not available
in all countries 

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.

Electronic engine torque management
(XDS)

When taking a curve, the driveshaft differen-
tial allows the outer wheel to turn at a higher
speed than the inner wheel. In this way, the
wheel that is turning faster (outer wheel) re-
ceives less drive torque than the inner wheel.
This may mean that in certain situations the
torque delivered to the inner wheel is too
high, causing the wheels to spin. On the other

hand, the outer wheel is receiving a lower
drive torque than it could transmit. This can
cause a loss of grip on the drive axle, in this
case the front axle, which results in under-
steer or “lengthening” of the trajectory.

The XDS can detect and correct this effect
via the sensors and signals of the ESC.

Via the ESC, the XDS will brake the inside
wheel and counter the excess driving torque
of that wheel. This means that the requested
trajectory is much more precise.

XDS works in combination with the ESC and is
always active, even when ASR is disconnec-
ted, or when the ESC is in Sport mode or dis-
connected.

Multi-collision brake

The multi-collision brake consists of automat-
ic braking activated by the Airbag control
unit. It is activated when, in the event of an
accident, the Airbag control unit detects de-
celerations above the activation level, and
braking is managed by the ESC system.

In the event of an accident, the multi-collision
brake can help the driver by braking to avoid
the risk of skidding during the accident and
causing other collisions.

The following actions control automatic brak-
ing during the accident:

When the driver presses the accelerator,

the automatic braking does not take place.

When the braking pressure through press-

ing the brake pedal is greater than the sys-
tem’s braking pressure the vehicle will brake
automatically.

Multi-collision braking will not be available

if there is an anomaly in the ESC system.

WARNING

Driving at high speed on icy, slippery wet
ground can result in loss of vehicle control
and serious injury to the driver and passen-
gers.

The ESC, ABS, ASR, EDS and the electron-

ic torque control system cannot exceed the
limits imposed by the laws of physics. Al-
ways bear this in mind, especially on wet or
slippery roads. If you notice the systems
cutting in, you should reduce your speed
immediately to suit the road and traffic
conditions. Do not be encouraged to take
risks by the presence of more safety sys-
tems. If you do, an accident may occur.

Please remember that the accident risk

always increases if you drive fast, espe-
cially in corners or on a slippery road, or if
you follow too close behind the vehicle in
front of you. The ESC, ABS, brake assist,
EDS and the electronic torque control sys-
tem cannot prevent accidents: risk of acci-
dents!

Accelerate with caution on slippery sur-

faces (for example, icy or snow-covered).
Despite the control systems, the driven

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Braking and parking

wheels could spin, affecting the stability of
the vehicle: risk of accident!

Note

The ABS and ASR will only operate cor-

rectly if the four wheels have identical
tyres. Any differences in the rolling radius
of the tyres can cause the system to re-
duce engine power when this is not desired.

The regulating processes of the systems

can make noises due to their operation.

If the warning lamp 

 or 

 lights up,

there could be a fault 

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page 86

.

Any modifications made to the vehicle

(for example, to the engine, brake system,
running gear or to the combination of
wheels and tyres) may affect the operation
of the ABS, ASR and EDS.

Connecting and disconnecting the
ESC and ASR

The ESC is switched on automatically when
the engine is started, and only works when
the engine is running and includes the ABS,
EDS and ASR systems.

The ASR function should only be switched off
in situations in which traction is insufficient.

Depending on the finishes and versions, there
is the possibility of disconnecting only the
ASR or activating the ESC in “Sport” mode.

Disconnecting and connecting the ASR

The ASR can be switched off and on using

the infotainment system 

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page 88

. In vehi-

cles with a driver information system the cor-
responding indication will be displayed.

When the ASR is disconnected, the control
warning light 

 lights up on the instrument

cluster.

Disconnecting and connecting the ESC in
“Sport” mode

In “Sport” mode, the ESC can be discon-

nected and connected using the infotainment
system 

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page 88

. In vehicles with a driver

information system the corresponding indica-
tion will be displayed.

When “Sport” mode is turned on, ESC inter-
ventions to stabilise the vehicle, and anti-slip
regulation (ASR) are limited. In addition, the 

control lamp lights up on the instrument pan-
el.

WARNING

The ESC Sport mode should be activated
only when traffic conditions and the ability
of the driver allow it. Danger of skidding!

With ESC in Sport mode, the stabilising

function will be limited to allow for a sporti-
er drive. The driving wheels could spin and
the vehicle could skid.

Note

If the ASR is disconnected or the Sport
mode is selected, cruise control will be
switched off.

Parking

To park the vehicle

When parking your vehicle, all legal require-
ments should be observed.

Always note the following points when park-
ing the vehicle:

Park the vehicle on a suitable surface 

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.

Apply the handbrake 

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.

For an automatic gearbox, move the selec-

tor lever to position 

P

.

Switch the engine off and remove the key

from the ignition. Turn the steering wheel
slightly to engage the steering lock.

With a manual gearbox, engage first gear

on flat ground and slopes, or even reverse
gear on hills, and release the clutch pedal.

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Driving

When leaving the vehicle, take all keys with

you.

Additionally, on steep slopes and inclines

Before switching off the engine, rotate the
steering wheel so that if the vehicle should
move, it will be held by the kerb.

On slopes, turn the front wheels so that

they are against the edge of the kerb.

Uphill, turn the wheels towards the centre of

the road.

WARNING

Avoid parking the vehicle where the hot

exhaust system could ignite inflammable
materials, such as dry grass, low bushes,
spilt fuel or flammable materials.

Do not leave passengers inside a closed

vehicle, they may not be able to open
doors or windows. Locked doors hinder the
possibility of a rescue.

Children should not be left alone in the

vehicle. They could tamper with the hand-
brake or the gears, which could cause the
vehicle to move without control.

Depending on weather conditions, it may

become extremely hot or cold inside the
vehicle. This can be fatal.

Note

In vehicles with automatic transmission, the
key can only be removed from the ignition
when the lever is in position P.

Help with parking and ma-
noeuvring

Assisted parking system
(Park Assist)

Introduction

The Park Assist system is an additional
ParkPilot function 

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 and helps the

driver to:

find a suitable parking space,

select a parking mode,

park driving in reverse in suitable perpen-

dicular and parallel spaces,

park driving forwards in suitable perpendic-

ular spaces,

exit a parking space driving forwards from a

parallel space.

In vehicles with a Park Assist system and fac-
tory infotainment system, the front, rear and
side areas are represented, and the position
of obstacles is shown relative to the vehicle.

The Park Assist system is subject to certain
limitations inherent to the system and its use
requires special attention by the driver 

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.

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WARNING

The technology used in the park assist sys-
tem involves a series of limitations inherent
in the actual system and in the use of ultra-
sonic sensors. The use of Park Assist should
never tempt you to take any risk that may
compromise safety. The system is not a re-
placement for driver awareness.

Any accidental movement of the vehicle

could result in serious injury.

Adapt your speed and driving style at all

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

Certain surfaces of objects and gar-

ments do not reflect the ultrasound sen-
sors' signals. The system cannot detect, at
least correctly, these objects or people
wearing such clothes.

Ultrasound sensor signals may be affec-

ted by external sound sources. In certain
circumstances this may prevent them from
detecting people or objects.

The ultrasound sensors have blind spots

in which obstacles and people are not reg-
istered.

Monitor the area around the vehicle at all

times, since the ultrasound sensors do not
detect small children, animals or certain
objects in all situations.

WARNING

Quick turns of the steering wheel when
parking or exiting a parking space with
Park Assist can cause serious injury.

Do not hold the steering wheel during

manoeuvres to park or exit a parking space
until the system requests it. Doing so disa-
bles the system during the manoeuvre, re-
sulting in the parking being cancelled.

CAUTION

In certain circumstances, the ultrasonic

sensors do not detect objects such as trail-
er tongues, bars, fences, posts or thin trees,
or an open (or opening) rear lid, which
could damage the vehicle.

Retrofitting of certain accessories to the

vehicle, such as a bicycle rack, may inter-
fere with the operation of the Park Assist
system and cause damage.

The Park Assist system uses as a refer-

ence parked vehicles, curbs and other ob-
jects. Make sure that the tyres and wheels
are not damaged while parking. If necessa-
ry, opportunely interrupt the parking ma-
noeuvre to avoid damaging the vehicle.

The ultrasound sensors on the bumper

may be damaged or shifted in the event of
a collision, for example, when entering or
exiting a parking space.

If you use high-pressure or vapour equip-

ment to clean the ultrasound sensors, do

not apply it directly unless very briefly and
always from a distance of more than 10 cm.

A registration plate or plate holder on the

front with larger than the space for the reg-
istration plate, or a registration plate that is
curved or warped can cause:

False detections.

The sensors to lose visibility.

Cancellation of the parking manoeuvre
or defective parking.

If one of the ultrasonic sensors is dam-

aged, the area corresponding to that group
of sensors (front or rear) is deactivated and
cannot be activated until the fault is cor-
rected. However, you can still use the sen-
sors of the other bumper as per usual. If
there is a fault in the system, consult a spe-
cialist workshop. SEAT recommends visiting
a SEAT dealership for this.

Note

In order to guarantee good system oper-

ation, keep the ultrasound sensors of the
bumper clean, free of snow or ice, and do
not cover them with adhesives or other ob-
jects.

Certain sources of noise, such as rough

asphalt or paving stones and the noise of
other vehicles can induce the Park Assist
system or ParkPilot to give erroneous warn-
ings. The presence of metal objects can al-
so affect the manoeuvre.

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Driving

In order to become familiar with the sys-

tem and its functions, SEAT recommends
that you practice operating the Park Assist
system in an area where there is not too
much traffic or in a car park.

Description of the parking assist
system

Fig. 163 

In the centre console: button to switch

on the Park Assist system.

The components of the Park Assist system
are the ultrasonic sensors located in the front
and rear bumpers, the 

 button 

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Fig. 163

 to

switch the system on and off and the mes-
sages on the instrument panel display.

Prerequisites for parking

The traction control system (ASR) must be

turned on 

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.

Speed when passing next to the parking

space (parallel parking): do not exceed ap-
prox. 

40 km/h (25 mph)

.

Speed when passing next to the parking

space (angle parking): do not exceed approx.

20 km/h (12 mph)

.

Keep a distance between 

0.5 and 2.0 me-

tres

 when driving past the parking space.

Space length (parallel parking): 

vehicle

length + 0.8 meters

.

Space width (angle parking): 

vehicle width

+ 0.8 meters

.

Do not exceed approximately 

7 km/h

(4 mph)

 when parking.

Requirements for leaving the parking
space (only for parallel parking)

The traction control system (ASR) must be

turned on 

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.

Space length: 

length of the vehicle + 0.5

metres

.

Do not exceed approximately 

7 km/h

(4 mph)

 when exiting the parking space.

Prematurely stopping or automatically in-
terrupting the manoeuvres for parking or
exiting a parking space

Park Assist interrupts the manoeuvres for
parking or exiting a parking space in any of
the following cases:

Press the 

 button.

The speed exceeds approximately 7 km/h

(4 mph).

The driver takes hold of the steering wheel.

The parking manoeuvre does not end within

6 minutes from the activation of automatic
steering.

There is a fault in the system (the system is

temporarily unavailable).

ASR is switched off.

ASR or ESC intervene with regulation.

The driver door is opened.

To restart the manoeuvre it is necessary that
none of these things occur and that the 

button is pressed again.

Special characteristics

The Park Assist system is subject to certain
limitations inherent to the system. For exam-
ple, it is therefore not possible to enter or exit
a parking space on sharp bends.

While entering or exiting a parking space, a
brief signal sounds to prompt the driver to
change between forward and reverse gears
(depending on the case). In successive ma-
noeuvres, the assistant tells the driver to
change gears, at the latest, when the contin-
uous audible signal is given (object present at
a distance of ≤30 cm) by Park Pilot.

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When the Park Assist system turns the steer-
ing wheel with the vehicle stationary, the in-
strument panel also displays the symbol 

.

Keep the brake pedal depressed while the
symbol remains on the dash panel display to
turn the wheels with the vehicle stopped. This
way, the system will require fewer manoeu-
vres to complete the parking action.

Trailer mode

The Park Assist system cannot be switched
on if the factory-fitted towing bracket

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page 256

 is electrically connected to a

trailer.

After changing a wheel

If, after changing a wheel, the vehicle stops
entering and exiting parking spaces correct-
ly, the circumference of the new wheel may
be different and the system may need to
adapt to it. The adaptation is automatic and
takes place during driving. Making turns slow-
ly and in both directions (20 km/h [12 mph])
for a few minutes may contribute to this
adaptation process 

››› 

 in Introduction on

page 241

.

Selecting a parking mode

Fig. 164 

On the instrument panel display: view

of the parking assist system with reduced view.

Fig. 165 

On the instrument panel display: indi-

cation of parking modes.

Parking assist has the following 3 parking
modes:

Reverse parallel parking.
Reverse angle parking.
Forward angle parking.

Selecting a parking mode after passing in
front of the space

After activating the Park Assist system and af-
ter detecting a parking space, the display on
the instrument panel proposes a parking
mode. The Park Assist system selects the
parking mode automatically. The selected
mode is shown on the instrument panel dis-
play 

››› 

Fig. 164

. The reduced display of other

possible parking modes is also shown

››› 

Fig. 165

. If the mode selected by the sys-

tem does not correspond to the desired
mode, you can select another mode by
pressing the 

 button 

››› 

Fig. 163

.

The necessary conditions to park with Park

Assist have to be met 

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page 242

.

Press the 

 button.

A control lamp on the 

 button lights up

when the system is switched on. Additionally,
the selected parking mode is shown on the
instrument panel display and the reduced
display shows another parking mode it can
be changed to.

Turn on the corresponding turn signal to-

wards the side of the road where you are
parking. The instrument panel displays the
side corresponding to the road. By default, if

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the turn signal is not on, it parks on the right in
the direction of traffic.

If necessary, press the 

 button again to

change to the next parking mode.

Once you have switched to all possible

parking modes, if the 

 button is pressed

again, the system switches off.

Press the 

 button again to switch the sys-

tem back on.

Follow the instructions displayed on the in-

strument panel while paying attention to traf-

fic and drive the vehicle past the parking
space.

Special case of perpendicular parking
space to park forwards without driving
past first

The necessary conditions to park with Park

Assist have to be met 

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page 242

.

Drive forward towards the parking space

while paying attention to traffic and stop the
vehicle.

Press the 

 button 

once

.

A control lamp on the 

 button lights up

when the system is switched on. Additionally,
the selected parking mode is shown on the
instrument panel display without reduced
display.

Release the steering wheel 

››› 

 in Intro-

duction on page 241

.

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Parking with the parking assist system

Fig. 166 

On the instrument panel display: paral-

lel parking. 

 Finding a parking space. 

 Park-

ing position. 

 Manoeuvring.

Fig. 167 

On the instrument panel display: angle

parking. 

 Finding a parking space. 

 Parking

position. 

 Manoeuvring.

Message to move forwards
Your vehicle
Parking space detected
Message to park
Message to press the brake pedal
Progress bar

1

2

3

4

5

6

The necessary conditions have to be met to
park with Park Assist 

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page 242

 and the

parking mode must be selected 

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page 243

.

Parking

Look at the display on the instrument panel

to see if the space has been detected as “ap-
propriate” and if the correct position for park-
ing has been reached 

››› 

Fig. 166

 

or 

››› 

Fig. 167

 

. The space is considered

“appropriate” if the display on the instrument
panel shows the message to park 

4

.

Stop the vehicle and, after a brief pause,

engage the reverse gear.

Release the steering wheel 

››› 

 in Intro-

duction on page 241

.

Please note the following message: 

Auto-

matic steering enabled. Pay atten-
tion to your surroundings

. While you

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keep watch around you, carefully start accel-
erating up to no more than 7 km/h (4 mph).
During the parking manoeuvre, the system

only

 takes charge of the steering. 

You, as the

driver, have to accelerate, engage the
clutch if necessary, change gears and
brake.

Reverse until the continuous ParkPilot sig-

nal sounds; 

OR:

 reverse until the indication to

move forward appears on the instrument
panel display 

››› 

Fig. 166

 

 or 

››› 

Fig. 167

 

 ;

OR:

 reverse until the 

Park Assist finish-

ed

 message appears on the instrument panel

display. The progress bar 

6

 indicates the

distance to cover 

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page 246

.

Press the brake pedal until the parking as-

sist system completes the steering wheel
turns; 

OR:

 until the symbol 

 goes out on the

instrument panel screen.

Select first gear.

Move forward until the continuous ParkPilot

signal sounds; 

OR:

 move forward until the re-

verse indication appears on the instrument
panel display. The Park Assist system steers
the vehicle forward and back until it centres it
in the space 

››› 

Fig. 166

 

 or 

››› 

Fig. 167

 

.

For best results, wait at the end of each

manoeuvre until the Park Assist system has
finished turning the steering wheel. The park-
ing manoeuvre ends when a corresponding
message is displayed on the instrument pan-
el and, in some cases, an acoustic signal
sounds.

Progress bars

The progress bar

››› 

Fig. 166 

6

 and 

››› 

Fig. 167 

6

 on the

screen of the instrument panel displays the
relative distance to be covered. The greater
the distance, the fuller the progress bar.
When driving forward, the content of the pro-
gress bar decreases upwards, and when re-
versing, it decreases downwards.

Note

If the manoeuvre is terminated prematurely
during parking, the result may not be the
best.

Leaving a parking space with the
parking assist system (only for par-
allel parking)

Fig. 168 

On the instrument panel display: exit

a parallel parking space.

Your vehicle in reverse gear
Message giving the proposed manoeuvre
to exit the parking space
Progress bar to indicate the distance left
to cover

Leaving a parking space (parallel parking)

The necessary conditions to exit a parking
space with Park Assist have to be met

››› 

page 242

.

Press the 

 button 

››› 

Fig. 163

. A control

lamp on the 

 button lights up when the sys-

tem is switched on.

Turn on the corresponding turn signal to-

wards the road you will enter when exiting the
parking space.

Select reverse gear.

Release the steering wheel 

››› 

 in Intro-

duction on page 241

. Please note the follow-

ing message: 

Automatic steering ena-

bled Pay attention to your surround-
ings

. While you keep watch around you,

carefully start accelerating up to no more
than 7 km/h (4 mph). When exiting the park-
ing space, the system 

only

 takes charge of

the steering. 

You, as the driver, have to ac-

celerate, engage the clutch if necessary,
change gears and brake.

Reverse until the continuous ParkPilot sig-

nal sounds; 

OR:

 reverse until the instrument

panel display shows the forward indication.

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2

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The progress bar 

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Fig. 168 

3

 indicates the

distance to cover 

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.

Press the brake pedal until the parking as-

sist system completes the steering wheel
turns; 

OR:

 press the brake pedal until the

symbol 

 goes out on the instrument panel

screen.

Move forward until the continuous ParkPilot

signal sounds; 

OR:

 move forward until the re-

verse indication appears on the instrument
panel display. The Park Assist system steers
the vehicle forward and back until it can exit
the space.

The vehicle can exit the space when a cor-

responding message is displayed on the in-
strument panel and, in some cases, an
acoustic signal sounds. Take charge of the
steering with the turning angle set by the Park
Assist system.

Paying attention to the traffic, exit the park-

ing space.

Automatic operation of the brakes
by the parking assist system

Park Assist helps the driver by automatically
braking in certain situations.

The driver is always responsible for braking in
time 

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.

Automatic braking intervention to avoid
exceeding the speed limit

To avoid exceeding the allowed speed of ap-
prox. 7 km/h (4 mph) when entering or leaving
a parking space, the brakes may activate au-
tomatically. After automatically activating
the brakes, the manoeuvres to enter or exit a
parking space may continue.

The brakes are only automatically activated
once for each attempt to enter or exit a park-
ing space. If the speed of approximately
7 km/h (4 mph) is exceeded again, the corre-
sponding operation is halted.

Automatic braking to reduce damages

Depending on certain conditions, the Park
Assist system can automatically brake the
vehicle when faced with an obstacle, briefly
actioning and holding down the brake ped-
al 

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. Following this the driver must press

the brake pedal.

Automatic braking intervention to reduce
damage leads to the parking manoeuvre fin-
ishing.

WARNING

The automatic braking intervention by Park
Assist should never tempt you to take any
risk that may compromise safety. The sys-
tem is not a replacement for driver aware-
ness.

The Park Assist system is subject to cer-

tain limitations inherent to the system. In
certain situations, the automatic braking
intervention may only work in a limited way
or not work at all.

Always be ready to use the brakes your-

self!

The automatic braking intervention will

end after approximately 1.5 seconds. After-
wards, brake the vehicle yourself.

Parking aid parking and ma-
noeuvring (ParkPilot)

Introduction

These assist systems help you when parking
and manoeuvring:

Park assist plus

. It is an assistant that gives

a visual and audio warning of obstacles de-
tected in 

front

 and 

behind

 the vehicle

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.

Rear parking aid

. An audio and visual as-

sistant that warns of obstacles located 

be-

hind

 the vehicle 

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.

WARNING

Always pay attention, by looking directly,

to traffic and the area around the vehicle.
Assistance systems are not a replacement

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for driver awareness. Responsibility always
lies with the driver.

The sensors have blind spots in which ob-

stacles and people are not detected. Pay
special attention to children and animals.

Always keep visual control of the sur-

roundings: use the mirrors for additional
help.

CAUTION

Parking distance warning system functions
can be affected by different factors that
can cause damage:

Under certain circumstances, the system

does not detect or display certain objects:

Chains, trailer draw bars, bars, fences,
posts and thin trees.

Objects that are located above the
sensors, such as protrusions in a wall.

Objects with certain surfaces or struc-
tures, such as wire mesh fences or pow-
der snow.

Certain surfaces of objects and gar-

ments do not reflect the ultrasound sen-
sors' signals. The system cannot detect
these objects or people wearing such
clothes correctly.

Sensor signals may be affected by exter-

nal sound sources. This may prevent them
from detecting people or objects.

If the system warns you of the proximity

of a low obstacle, please note that after

being detected by the system, the obstacle
in question may disappear from the meas-
urement sensors as the vehicle moves clos-
er, and the system will no longer warn of its
presence. In certain circumstances, ob-
jects such as high kerbs that could damage
the underside of the vehicle are not detec-
ted.

If the parking distance warning system is

ignored, the vehicle could suffer considera-
ble damage.

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

The display on the Infotainment system

screen shows a slight time delay.

In certain situations, the system can give

a warning even though there is no obstacle
in the detected area:

Rough or cobbled surfaces or surfaces
with long grass.

External ultrasound sources, such as
other vehicles equipped with ultra-
sound systems.

Heavy rain or snow, hail or dense ex-
haust gases.

If the number plate is not properly se-
cured to the surface of the bumper.

Gradient changes.

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.

We recommend that you practice park-

ing in an area without traffic.

The volume and tone of the signals and

indications can be changed 

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.

In vehicles 

without

 an infotainment sys-

tem, these parameters can be modified in a
SEAT Official Service or in a specialised
workshop.

Please observe information on towing a

trailer 

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Parking System Plus

Description

Fig. 169 

Parking aid view on the Infotainment

system display.

Parking aid plus

 assists the driver by giving

visual and audio warnings about obstacles
detected in front of and behind the vehicle.

The bumpers are fitted with sensors. When an
obstacle is detected, it is indicated by audible
signals and in the Infotainment system

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Fig. 169

.

When moving close to an obstacle, it is possi-
ble to know if the obstacle is in front of the ve-
hicle or behind it by choosing different
sounds.

The approximate measurement range of the
sensors is:

1.20 m

A

1.60 m
0.90 m

As you approach the obstacle, the frequency
of the audible signals will increase. The signal
will sound continuously at around 0.30 m:
Stop!

If the separation is maintained, the warning
volume is reduced after about 4 seconds.

In order to view the entire periphery of the ve-
hicle, the vehicle must be moved a few me-
tres forwards or backwards. Thus, the missing
areas are screened and obstacles at the
sides of the vehicle are displayed 

C

.

Special features of ParkPilot with Area
View

In the following situations the screened area
on the side of the vehicle is automatically hid-
den:

When a vehicle door is opened.

When the ASR is switched off.

When there is ASR or ESC regulation.

If the vehicle remains stationary for more

than approximately 3 minutes.

B

C

Parking Aid operation

Fig. 170 

Centre console: parking aid button

(depending on the version).

Manually connecting and disconnecting
the parking aid

Press the 

 button 

once

.

Manual disconnection of Parking Aid dis-
play (the audible sounds remain active)

Press the 

BACK 

function button.

Automatic connection of Parking Aid

Select reverse gear.

OR

: If you drive forward at a speed of less

than 15 km/h (9 mph) and an obstacle is en-
countered, it is detected when it is approx.
less than 95 cm. away. If the automatic con-
nection is activated, a reduced view is shown.

OR

: if the vehicle moves backwards.

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Automatic disconnection of Parking Aid

Move the selector lever to position 

P

.

OR

: drive forwards at 15 km/h (9 mph) or

faster.

Temporary suppression of sound in Park-
ing Aid

Press the 

 function button.

Change from reduced view to full view

Select reverse gear.

OR

: press the car icon on the reduced view.

Switch to the reverse assist image (Rear
View Camera “RVC”)

Select reverse gear.

OR

 press the 

RVC

 function button.

A short confirmation signal will be heard and
the button symbol will light up when the sys-
tem is switched on.

Automatic activation

When the 

Plus Parking Aid

 connects auto-

matically, a diagram of the vehicle and the
segments will appear on screen.

It only operates every time the speed is re-
duced below 15 km/h (9 mph) for the first
time.

If it is switched off using the 

 button, one of

the following actions must be taken for it to
reactivate automatically:

Switch off the ignition and switch it on

again.

OR

: drive forward at over 15 km/h (9 mph)

approx.

OR

: move the lever into position 

P

 and pack

again.

OR

: switch the automatic activation on and

off in the Infotainment system.

Automatic activation of the park assist can be
switched on and off in the infotainment sys-
tem 

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page 88

:

Switch the ignition on.

Select: Infotainment button 

 > Settings

> Parking and manoeuvring

.

Select 

Automatic activation

. If the box

is checked 

, the function is connected.

OR

, in the 

Park distance control

 function,

select 

Settings > Automatic activa-

tion

.

If activated automatically, an audible sound
warning will only be given when obstacles in
front are at a distance of less than 50 cm. ap-
prox.

CAUTION

The automatic connection of the Parking
Aid only works when you are driving slowly.
If driving style is not adapted to the circum-
stances, an accident and serious injury or
damage may be caused.

Visual indication segments

Fig. 171 

Parking aid view on the Infotainment

system display.

The optical indication of the segments works
as follows:

White segments:

 the obstacle is more

than approx. 30 cm away from the path
or in the direction opposite to travel.

Yellow segments:

 the obstacles lie on

the vehicle’s path and are at a distance
of less than approx. 30 cm away.

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Red segments:

 obstacles are less than

approx. 30 cm away.

The Media System Plus or Navi System will
display the expected path, depending on
how the steering wheel is turned.

If an obstacle is located in the vehicle’s way,
the corresponding audible warning will
sound.

When the penultimate segment is displayed,
the vehicle has reached the collision zone. In
the collision zone, the obstacles are repre-
sented in red, including those out of the path.
Stop the vehicle! 

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 in Introduction on

page 247

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 in Introduction on

page 248

 !

Setting the indications and audio
signals

The indications and audio signal settings are
in the infotainment system 

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page 88

.

Automatic activation

 on

 – 

 off

.

Front volume

Volume in the front and rear area.

Front sound settings/sharpness

Sound tone in the front area.

Rear volume

Volume in the rear area.

Rear sound settings/sharpness

Sound tone in the rear area.

Adjust volume

When the parking aid is switched on, the vol-
ume of the audio source will be reduced, de-
pending on the selected option.

Error messages

If a an error or fault message appears on the
instrument cluster in Park Assist, there is a
fault.

If the fault doesn't disappear before discon-
necting the ignition, it will not be indicated
next time the parking aid is connected.

If a rear sensor is faulty, only the obstacles in
area 

A

 are displayed 

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Fig. 169

. If a front

sensor is faulty, only the obstacles in area 

B

are displayed. Symbol 

 is displayed.

We recommend taking the vehicle to a speci-
alised workshop to have the fault repaired.

Trailer mode

Fig. 172 

Parking assist display on the screen

with trailer attached.

On vehicles with a factory-fitted trailer hitch,
when the trailer is connected, the rear sen-
sors will not activate when reverse gear is en-
gaged or button 

 is pressed. Therefore, any

objects behind or to the side of the vehicle
will not be indicated on the screen and no
audio signals will sound.

The screen will only display objects detected
at the front, and the vehicle's trajectory will
be hidden.

Manoeuvre braking function

3

 Only valid with Parking System Plus

The emergency braking function is used to
minimise damage in the event of a collision.

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