Opel Grandland X (2018 year). Manual - part 10

 

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Opel Grandland X (2018 year). Manual - part 10

 

 

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Driving and operating

Manual mode

Move selector lever out of position D

towards the left in position M.
Tap selector lever upwards + to shift

to a higher gear.
Tap the selector lever downwards - to

shift to a lower gear.
If a higher gear is selected when

vehicle speed is too low, or a lower

gear when vehicle speed is too high,

the shift is not executed. This can

cause a message in the Driver

Information Centre.

In manual mode, no automatic

shifting to a higher gear takes place

at high engine revolutions.

Gear shift indication

The symbol R or S with a number

beside it is indicated when

gearshifting is recommended for fuel

saving reasons.
Shift indication appears only in

manual mode.

Electronic driving

programmes

● Following a cold start, the

operating temperature

programme increases engine

speed to quickly bring the

catalytic converter to the required

temperature.

● Special programmes

automatically adapt the shifting

points when driving up inclines or

down hills.

● In snowy or icy conditions or on

other slippery surfaces, the

electronic transmission control

enables the driver to select

manually first, second or third

gear for starting off.

Kickdown

Pressing down the accelerator pedal

beyond the kickdown detent will lead

to maximum acceleration

independent of selected driving

mode. The transmission shifts to a

lower gear depending on engine

speed.

Fault

In the event of a fault a message is

displayed in the Driver Information

Centre. Vehicle messages 3 105.
Electronic transmission control

enables only third gear. The

transmission no longer shifts

automatically.
Do not drive faster than 100 km/h.
Have the cause of the fault remedied

by a workshop.

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Interruption of power supply

In the event of an interruption of

power supply, the selector lever

cannot be moved out of the P

position. The ignition key cannot be

removed from the ignition switch.
If the vehicle battery is discharged,

start the vehicle using jump leads

3

 229.

If the vehicle battery is not the cause

of the fault, release the selector lever.

1. Apply the parking brake.
2. Release the selector lever trim

from the centre console. Poke

with a finger into the leather

socket below the selector lever

and push the trim upwards.

3. Push down the button and move

the selector lever out of P. Have

the cause of the power supply

interruption remedied by a

workshop.

4. Mount the selector lever trim onto

the centre console and refit.

Manual transmission

To engage reverse on 6-speed

transmission, depress the clutch

pedal, pull the ring under the selector

lever and move the selector lever

quite to the left and front.
If the gear does not engage, set the

lever to neutral, release the clutch

pedal and depress again; then repeat

gear selection.
Do not slip the clutch unnecessarily.
When operating, depress the clutch

pedal completely. Do not use the

pedal as a foot rest.

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Driving and operating

When clutch slip is detected for a

specific time, the engine power will be

reduced. A warning is displayed in the

Driver Information Centre. Release

the clutch.

Caution

It is not advisable to drive with the

hand resting on the selector lever.

Gear shift indication 3 98.
Stop-start system 3 141.

Brakes

The brake system comprises two

independent brake circuits.
If a brake circuit fails, the vehicle can

still be braked using the other brake

circuit. However, braking effect is

achieved only when the brake pedal

is depressed firmly. Considerably

more force is needed for this. The

braking distance is extended. Seek

the assistance of a workshop before

continuing the journey.
When the engine is not running, the

support of the brake servo unit

disappears once the brake pedal has

been depressed once or twice.

Braking effect is not reduced, but

braking requires significantly greater

force. It is especially important to bear

this in mind when being towed.
Control indicator m 3 97.

Antilock brake system

Antilock brake system (ABS)

prevents the wheels from locking.

ABS starts to regulate brake pressure

as soon as a wheel shows a tendency

to lock. The vehicle remains

steerable, even during hard braking.
ABS control is made apparent

through a pulse in the brake pedal

and the noise of the regulation

process.
For optimum braking, keep the brake

pedal fully depressed throughout the

braking process, despite the fact that

the pedal is pulsating. Do not reduce

the pressure on the pedal.
After starting off, the system performs

a self-test which may be audible.

Control indicator u 3 97.

Adaptive brake light

During full braking, all three brake

lights flash for the duration of ABS

control.

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Fault

9 Warning

If there is a fault in the ABS, the

wheels may be liable to lock due

to braking that is heavier than

normal. The advantages of ABS

are no longer available. During

hard braking, the vehicle can no

longer be steered and may

swerve.

Have the cause of the fault remedied

by a workshop.

Parking brake

9 Warning

Before leaving the vehicle, check

parking brake status. Control

indicator m must illuminate

constantly.

Electric parking brake

Applying when vehicle is stationary

9 Warning

Pull switch m for a minimum of

one second until control indicator

m

 illuminates constantly and

electric parking brake is applied

3

 97. The electric parking brake

operates automatically with

adequate force.
Before leaving the vehicle, check

the electric parking brake status.

Control indicator m 3 97.

The electric parking brake can always

be activated, even if the ignition is off.
Do not operate electric parking brake

system too often without engine

running as this will discharge the

vehicle battery.

Releasing

Switch on ignition. Keep foot brake

pedal depressed and then push

switch m.

Drive away function

Vehicles with manual transmission:

Depressing the clutch pedal and then

slightly releasing the clutch pedal and

slightly depressing the accelerator

pedal releases the electric parking

brake automatically. This is not

possible when switch m is pulled at

the same time.
Vehicles with automatic transmission:

Engaging D and then depressing the

accelerator pedal releases the

electric parking brake automatically.

This is not possible when switch m is

pulled at the same time.

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Driving and operating

Dynamic braking when vehicle is

moving

When the vehicle is moving and the

switch m is kept pulled, the electric

parking brake system will decelerate

the vehicle, but will not apply

statically.
As soon as the switch m is released,

dynamic braking will be stopped.

Automatic applying

If the vehicle is equipped with

automatic transmission and adaptive

cruise control is active, electric

parking brake is applied automatically

when vehicle is stopped by the

system for more than two minutes.
Parking brake releases automatically

after moving off.

Deactivation of automatic operation

If the automatic operation of the

electric parking brake is deactivated,

illuminates in the instrument panel.

Functionality check

When the vehicle is not moving, the

electric parking brake might be

applied automatically. This is done to

check the system.

Fault

Failure mode of electric parking brake

is indicated by a control indicator j

and by a vehicle message which is

displayed in the Driver Information

Centre. Vehicle messages 3 105.
Apply electric parking brake: pull and

hold the switch m for more than

five seconds. If control indicator m

illuminates, electric parking brake is

applied.
Release electric parking brake: push

and hold the switch m for more than

two seconds. If control indicator m

extinguishes, electric parking brake is

released.
Control indicator m flashes: electric

parking brake is not fully applied or

released. When continuously

flashing, release electric parking

brake and retry applying.

Brake assist

If brake pedal is depressed quickly

and forcefully, maximum brake force

is automatically applied.

Operation of brake assist might

become apparent by a pulse in the

brake pedal and a greater resistance

when depressing the brake pedal.
Maintain steady pressure on the

brake pedal as long as full braking is

required. Maximum brake force is

automatically reduced when brake

pedal is released.

Hill start assist

The system helps prevent unintended

movement when driving away on

inclines.
When releasing the brake pedal after

stopping on an incline, brakes remain

on for further two seconds. The

brakes release automatically as soon

as the vehicle begins to accelerate.

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Ride control systems

Electronic Stability Control

and Traction Control system

Electronic Stability Control improves

driving stability when necessary,

regardless of the type of road surface

or tyre grip.
As soon as the vehicle starts to

swerve (understeer/oversteer),

engine output is reduced and the

wheels are braked individually.
Electronic Stability Control operates

in combination with the Traction

Control system. It prevents the driven

wheels from spinning.
The Traction Control system is a

component of the Electronic Stability

Control.
Traction Control improves driving

stability when necessary, regardless

of the type of road surface or tyre grip,

by preventing the driven wheels from

spinning.
As soon as the driven wheels starts to

spin, engine output is reduced and

the wheel spinning the most is braked

individually. This considerably

improves the driving stability of the

vehicle on slippery road surfaces.

Electronic Stability Control and

Traction Control are operational after

each engine start as soon as the

control indicator b extinguishes.
When Electronic Stability Control and

Traction Control operate, b flashes.

9 Warning

Do not let this special safety

feature tempt you into taking risks

when driving.
Adapt speed to the road

conditions.

Control indicator b 3 98.

Deactivation

Electronic Stability Control and

Traction Control can be deactivated,

everytime it is required: press a.
The LED in the button a illuminates.
A status message appears in the

Driver Information Centre when

Electronic Stability Control Traction

Control are deactivated.
Electronic Stability Control and

Traction Control are reactivated by

pressing the a button again, by

applying the brake or in the case that

the vehicle is driven faster than 50

km/h.

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Driving and operating

The LED in the button a extinguishes

when Electronic Stability Control and

Traction Control are reactivated.
Electronic Stability Control and

Traction Control are also reactivated

the next time the ignition is switched

on.

Fault

If there is a fault in the system, the

control indicator b illuminates

continuously and a message appears

in the Driver Information Centre. The

system is not operational.
Have the cause of the fault remedied

by a workshop.

Selective ride control

Caution

The vehicle is designed to drive

principally on tarmac roads, but it

also enables driving off-road

occasionally.

However, do not drive on terrain

where your vehicle could be

damaged due to obstacles, such

as stones among others and on

terrain with steep inclines and

poor grip.
Do not cross streams.

Caution

When driving off-road, sudden

motion and manoeuvres can make

you lose of the steering. This could

cause a collision. Therefore, when

driving on-road and off-road, you

and your passengers should wear

seat belts.

Selective ride control is designed to

optimise traction in low-grip

conditions (snow, mud and sand).
It adapts to the terrain by acting on the

front wheels, in doing so this saves

the weight normally associated with a

more conventional four wheel drive

system.

Selective ride control allows to

choose between five driving modes:

● ESC off mode
● Standard mode
● Snow mode
● Mud mode
● Sand mode

The several modes can be activated

by turning the control.
A LED illuminates and a status

message appears in the Driver

Information Centre to confirm the

chosen mode.

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ESC off mode

The Electronic Stability Control and

Traction Control are deactivated in

this mode.
A LED in the button a illuminates.
Electronic Stability Control and

Traction Control are reactivated

automatically from 50 km/h or

everytime the ignition is switched on.

Standard mode

This mode is calibrated for a low level

of wheel spin, based on the different

types of grip generally encountered in

normal day to day driving.
Everytime the ignition is switched off,

the system is automatically reset to

this mode.

Snow mode

This mode adapts to the grip

conditions encountered by each

wheel when starting.
When advancing, the system

optimises wheel spin to guarantee the

best acceleration based on the

available traction. Recommended in

cases of deep snow and steep

inclines.
This mode is active up to a speed of

50 km/h.

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Driving and operating

Mud mode

This mode allows considerable wheel

spin at start-up for the wheel with the

least grip, this removes mud and re-

establishes traction.
Simultaneously, the wheel with the

most grip is provided with the most

torque possible.
This mode is active up to a speed of

80 km/h.

Sand mode

This mode allows a small amount of

simultaneous wheel spin on the two

drive wheels, enabling the vehicle to

advance and reduce the risk of

sinking.
This mode is active up to a speed of

120 km/h.

Caution

Do not use the other modes on

sand as the vehicle may become

stuck.

Sport mode

Sport mode adapts the settings of

some vehicle systems to a sportier

driving style.

Activation

Press SPORT when engine is

running.
LED in the button illuminates when

Sport mode is active and a status

message appears in the Driver

Information Centre.

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Deactivation

Briefly press SPORT. Sport mode is

deactivated the next time the ignition

is switched on.

Driver assistance

systems

9 Warning

Driver assistance systems are

developed to support the driver

and not to replace the driver's

attention.
The driver accepts full

responsibility when driving the

vehicle.
When using driver assistance

systems, always take care

regarding the current traffic

situation.

Cruise control

The cruise control can store and

maintain speeds above 40 km/h.

Additionally at least the third gear

must be engaged on manual

transmission, on automatic

transmission position D or the second

or a higher gear in position M must be

selected.

Deviations from the stored speeds

may occur when driving uphill or

downhill.
The system maintains the vehicle

speed at the preset speed by the

driver, without any action on the

accelerator pedal.
The preset speed can be exceeded

temporarily by pressing the

accelerator pedal.
The status and preset speed is

displayed in the Driver Information

Centre.
Do not use the cruise control if it is not

advisable to maintain a constant

speed.
Activating in first gear is not possible.
Control indicator m 3 101.

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Driving and operating

Switching on

Press m on the steering wheel:

symbol m and Pause are indicated in

the Driver Information Centre. The

system is still not active.

Activation

Setting speed by the driver

Accelerate to the desired speed and

press toggle switch once briefly to

RES/+ or SET/-. The current speed is

stored and maintained. Accelerator

pedal can be released.
The preset speed can then be

changed by pressing toggle switch to

RES/+ to increase or SET/- to

decrease the speed. Short press

changes speed in small steps, long

press in large steps.

Speed value is indicated in the Driver

Information Centre.

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Adopting speed by the traffic sign

assistant

The intelligent speed adaptation

informs the driver when a speed limit

is detected by the traffic sign

assistant. The detected speed limit

can be used as new value for the

cruise control.
Using a camera at the top of the

windscreen, this system detects and

reads speed limit and end of speed

limit signs. The system also takes

account of information on speed limits

from of the map data of the navigation

system.
The function can be deactivated or

activated in the personalisation

menu, 3 106.
If the cruise control is active, the

recognised speed limit will be

displayed in the Driver Information

Centre and MEM illuminates.
The information displayed in the

Driver Information Centre depends on

the display used.
In the Driver Information Centre,

speed limit sign is shown in the

display and MEM illuminates for a few

seconds.

Press MEM on the steering wheel to

request saving of the suggested

speed.
Press MEM on the steering wheel

once more to confirm and save the

new speed setting.
This speed is the new value for the

cruise control.

Exceeding the set speed

Vehicle speed can be increased by

depressing the accelerator pedal.

When the accelerator pedal is

released, the previously stored speed

is resumed.

Deactivation

Press Ñ: cruise control is in pause

mode, Pause is indicated. The

vehicle is driven without cruise

control.
Cruise control is deactivated, but not

switched off. Last stored speed

remains in memory for later speed

resume.

Cruise control is deactivated

automatically:

● The brake pedal is depressed.
● The clutch pedal is depressed.
● Vehicle speed is below 40 km/h.
● The Traction Control system or

Electronic Stability Control is

operating.

● The selector lever is in N.

Resume stored speed

Press toggle switch to RES/+ at a

speed above 40 km/h. The stored

speed will be obtained.

Switching off

Press m: the cruise control mode is

deselected and the cruise control

indication extinguishes in the Driver

Information Centre.
Pressing ß to activate the speed

limiter deactivates cruise control.
Switching off the ignition cancels any

programmed speed value.

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Driving and operating

Fault

In the event of a cruise control fault,

the speed is cleared resulting in

flashing of the dashes.
The cruise control may not operate

correctly if traffic signs do not comply

with the Vienna Convention on Road

Signs and Signals (Wiener

Übereinkommen über

Straßenverkehrszeichen).

Speed limiter

The speed limiter prevents the

vehicle exceeding a preset maximum

speed.
The maximum speed can be set at

speeds above 30 km/h.
The driver can accelerate the vehicle

up to the preset speed. Deviations

from the limited speed may occur

when driving downhill.
The preset speed can be exceeded

temporarily by pressing the

accelerator pedal firmly.
The status and preset speed limit is

displayed in the Driver Information

Centre.

Switching on

Press ß, symbol ß and Pause are

indicated in the Driver Information

Centre. The system is still not active.

Activation

Setting speed by the driver

Press toggle switch once briefly to

RES/+ or SET/-.
Following the preset speed can be set

by pressing toggle switch to RES/+ to

increase or SET/- to decrease the

desired maximum speed. Short press

changes preset speed in small steps,

long press in large steps. Speed

value is indicated in the Driver

Information Centre.

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Press Ñ to activate speed limiter.

Adopting speed by the traffic sign

assistant

The intelligent speed adaptation

informs the driver when a speed limit

is detected by the traffic sign

assistant. The detected speed limit

can be used as new value for the

speed limiter.
Using a camera at the top of the

windscreen, this system detects and

reads speed limit and end of speed

limit signs. The system also takes

account of information on speed limits

from of the map data of the navigation

system.

The function can be deactivated or

activated in the personalisation

menu, 3 106.
If the speed limiter is active, the

recognised speed limit will be

displayed in the Driver Information

Centre and MEM illuminates.
The information displayed in the

Driver Information Centre depends on

the display used.
In the Driver Information Centre,

speed limit sign is shown in the

display and MEM illuminates for a few

seconds.
Press MEM on the steering wheel to

request saving of the suggested

speed.
Press MEM on the steering wheel

once more to confirm and save the

new speed setting.
This speed is the new value for the

speed limiter.

Exceeding the speed limit

In the event of an emergency, it is

possible to exceed the speed limit by

a "kickdown". In this case the preset

speed value flashes.

Release the accelerator pedal and

the speed limiter function is

reactivated once a speed lower than

the limit speed is obtained.

Deactivation

Press Ñ: speed limiter is in pause

mode, Pause is indicated. The

vehicle is driven without speed limit.
Speed limiter is deactivated, but not

switched off. Last stored speed

remains in memory for later speed

resume.

Resume limit speed

Press Ñ. The stored speed limit will

be obtained.

Switching off

Press ß, the speed limiter mode is

deselected and the speed limit

indication extinguishes in the Driver

Information Centre.
Pressing m to activate cruise control

deactivates speed limiter.
The preset speed remains in the

memory when the ignition is switched

off.

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Fault

In the event of a speed limiter fault,

the speed is cleared resulting in

flashing of the dashes.
The speed limiter may not operate

correctly if traffic signs do not comply

with the Vienna Convention on Road

Signs and Signals (Wiener

Übereinkommen über

Straßenverkehrszeichen).

Adaptive cruise control

Adaptive cruise control is an

enhancement to conventional cruise

control with the additional feature of

maintaining a certain distance behind

the vehicle ahead. It uses radar and

camera sensors to detect the vehicles

ahead. If no vehicle is detected in the

driving path, the adaptive cruise

control will behave like a conventional

cruise control.
Adaptive cruise control automatically

decelerates the vehicle when

approaching a slower moving vehicle.

It then adjusts the vehicle speed to

follow the vehicle ahead at the

selected following distance. The

vehicle speed increases or decreases

to follow the vehicle in front, but will

not exceed the set speed. It may

apply limited braking with activated

brake lights.
If the vehicle in front accelerates or

changes lane, the adaptive cruise

control progressively accelerates

your vehicle to return to the

programmed speed. If the driver

operates a direction indicator to

overtake a slower vehicle, the

adaptive cruise control allows your

vehicle to temporarily approach the

vehicle in front to assist the

overtaking manoeuvre, though never

exceeding the programmed speed.

9 Warning

The complete driver attention is

always required while driving with

adaptive cruise control. The driver

stays fully in control of the vehicle

because the brake pedal, the

accelerator pedal and the cancel

switch have priority over any

adaptive cruise control operation.

Switching on

Press C to switch on the steering

wheel: symbolC is indicated in the

Driver Information Centre. The

system is still not active.

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Activation

Adaptive cruise control is switched on

manually at a speed between 40 and

180 km/h. For vehicles with automatic

transmission, the automatic selector

lever must be in position D or M.

Setting the speed by the driver

Accelerate to the desired speed and

press toggle switch once briefly to

RES/+ or SET/-. The current speed is

stored and maintained. Accelerator

pedal can be released.
The preset speed can then be

changed by pressing toggle switch to

RES/+ to increase or SET/- to

decrease the speed. Short press

changes speed in small steps, long

press in large steps.

The speed value is indicated in the

Driver Information Centre.
When the cruise control is operating,

Stop & Start is automatically

deactivated.

Adopting speed by the traffic sign

assistant

The intelligent speed adaptation

informs the driver when a speed limit

is detected by the traffic sign

assistant. The detected speed limit

can be used as new value for the

cruise control.

Using a camera at the top of the

windscreen, this system detects and

reads speed limit and end of speed

limit signs. The system also takes

account of information on speed limits

from of the map data of the navigation

system.
The function can be deactivated or

activated in the personalisation

menu, 3 106.
If the cruise control is active, the

recognised speed limit will be

displayed in the Driver Information

Centre and MEM illuminates.
The information displayed in the

Driver Information Centre depends on

the display used.
In the Driver Information Centre,

speed limit sign is shown in the

display and MEM illuminates for a few

seconds.
Press MEM on the steering wheel to

request saving of the suggested

speed.
Press MEM on the steering wheel

once more to confirm and save the

new speed setting.

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