Opel Mokka X (2019 year). Manual - part 9


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Opel Mokka X (2019 year). Manual - part 9




Driving and operating

Driving hints

Control of the vehicle

Never coast with engine not

running (except during Autostop)

Many systems will not function in this

situation (e.g. brake servo unit, power

steering). Driving in this manner is a

danger to yourself and others. All

systems function during an Autostop,

but there will be a controlled reduction

in power steering assist and vehicle

speed is reduced.
Stop-start system 3 139.


To ensure the pedal travel is

uninhibited, there must be no mats in

the area of the pedals.
Use only floor mats, which fit properly

and are fixed by the retainers on the

driver side.


If power steering assist is lost

because the engine stops or due to a

system malfunction, the vehicle can

be steered but may require increased

A vehicle message will be displayed

in the Info Display.


Vehicles equipped with hydraulic

power steering:
If the steering wheel is turned until

it reaches the end of its travel, and

is held in that position for more

than 10 seconds, damage may

occur to the power steering

system and there may be loss of

power steering assist.

Starting and operating

New vehicle running-in

Do not brake unnecessarily hard for

the first few journeys.
During the first drive, smoke may

occur because of wax and oil

evaporating off the exhaust system.

Park the vehicle in the open for a

while after the first drive and avoid

inhaling the fumes.
During the running-in period fuel and

engine oil consumption may be

higher and the cleaning process of

the exhaust filter may take place more

often. Autostop may be inhibited to

allow for charging the battery.
Exhaust filter 3 142.


Driving and operating


Ignition switch positions

0 : ignition off: Some functions

remain active until key is

removed or driver's door is

opened, provided the ignition was

on previously

1 : accessory power mode: Steering

wheel lock released, some

electrical functions are operable,

ignition is off

2 : ignition on power mode: Ignition

is on, diesel engine is preheating.

Control indicators illuminate and

most electrical functions are

operable. To turn the key from

position 2 to 1 or 0, first push the

key all the way in towards the

steering column

3 : engine start: Release key after

starting procedure begins

To turn off the vehicle:

1. Make sure the vehicle is stopped.
2. If the vehicle is equipped with an

automatic transmission, set the

selector lever to position P.

3. Push the key all the way in

towards the steering column, then

turn the key to position 0.

4. Remove the key.
5. Apply the parking brake.

Steering wheel lock

The steering wheel is automatically

locked when the key is removed.

9 Danger

Never remove the key from

ignition switch during driving as

this will cause steering wheel lock.



Driving and operating

Power button

Electronic key must be inside the

Accessory power mode

Press Engine Start/Stop once without

operating clutch or brake pedal. The

yellow LED in the button illuminates.

Steering wheel lock is released and

some electrical functions are

operable, ignition is off.
Ignition on power mode

Press and hold Engine Start/Stop for

six seconds without operating clutch

or brake pedal. The green LED in the

button illuminates, diesel engine is

preheating. Control indicators

illuminate and most electrical

functions are operable.
Engine start

Operate clutch pedal (manual

transmission), the brake pedal and

press Engine Start/Stop once more.

Release button after starting

procedure begins.
Ignition off

Press Engine Start/Stop briefly in

each mode or when engine is running

and vehicle is stationary. Some

functions remain active until driver's

door is opened, provided the ignition

was on previously.
Emergency shut off during driving

Press Engine Start/Stop for longer

than two seconds or press twice

briefly within five seconds 3 137.

Steering wheel lock

The steering wheel lock activates

automatically when:

● The vehicle is stationary.
● The ignition has been switched


● The driver's door is opened.

To release steering wheel lock, open

and close driver's door and switch on

accessory mode or start the engine


9 Warning

If the vehicle battery is discharged,

the vehicle must not be towed,

tow-started or jump-started as the

steering wheel lock cannot be


Operation on vehicles with

electronic key system in case of


If either the electronic key fails or the

battery of the electronic key is weak,

the Driver Information Centre may


Driving and operating


display No Remote Detected or

Replace Battery in Remote Key when

you try to start the vehicle.

1. Place the electronic key in the

front cupholder of the centre

console. Place the electronic key

solely centred in the transmitter

area in longitudinal direction flat

with buttons upside as shown in

the illustration.

2. With the vehicle in P (Park) or N

(Neutral), operate the brake pedal

and press Engine Start/Stop.

Replace the transmitter battery as

soon as possible.

Retained power off

The following electronic systems can

work up to ten minutes after the

engine is turned off

● Power windows
● Sunroof
● Audio system

The power windows and sunroof will

continue to work for up to ten minutes

or until any door is opened. The radio

will work in ignition on power mode

and accessory power mode. Once

the ignition is turned off, the radio will

continue to work for ten minutes, or

until the driver's door is opened.

Starting the engine

Vehicles with ignition switch

Turn key to position 1 to release the

steering wheel lock.
Manual transmission: depress clutch

and brake pedal.
Automatic transmission: depress

brake pedal and move the selector

lever to P or N.
Do not depress the accelerator pedal.
Diesel engine: turn the key to position

2 for preheating and wait until control

indicator ! extinguishes.



Driving and operating

Turn the key briefly to position 3 and

release: an automatic procedure

operates the starter with a short delay

as long as the engine is running, see

'Automatic Starter Control'.
Manual transmission: during an

Autostop, the engine can be restarted

by depressing the clutch pedal



Automatic transmission: during an

Autostop, the engine can be restarted

by releasing the brake pedal 3 139.

Vehicles with power button

Manual transmission: operate clutch

and brake pedal.

Automatic transmission: operate

brake pedal and move selector lever

to P or N.
Do not operate accelerator pedal.
Press and release Engine Start/Stop:

an automatic procedure operates the

starter with a short delay until the

engine is running, see 'Automatic

Starter Control'.
Before restarting or to switch off the

engine when vehicle is stationary,

press Engine Start/Stop once more

To start the engine during an


● Manual transmission: during an

Autostop, the engine can be

started by depressing the clutch

pedal 3 139.

● Automatic transmission: during

an Autostop, the engine can be

started by releasing the brake

pedal 3 139.

Key lock release

Some vehicles with an automatic

transmission are equipped with an

electronic key lock release system.

The key lock release is designed to

prevent ignition key removal unless

the selector lever is in P.

Starting the vehicle at low


Starting the engine without additional

heaters is possible down to -25 °С for

diesel engines and -30 °C for petrol

engines. Required is an engine oil

with the correct viscosity, the correct

fuel, performed services and a

sufficiently charged vehicle battery.

With temperatures below -30 °C, the

automatic transmission requires a

warming phase of approx.

five minutes. The selector lever must

be in position P.

Automatic Starter Control

This function controls the engine

starting procedure. The driver does

not need to hold the key in position 3

or to hold Engine Start/Stop pressed.

Once applied, the system will go on


Driving and operating


starting automatically until the engine

is running. Because of the checking

procedure, the engine starts running

after a short delay.
Possible reasons for a non-starting


● Clutch pedal not depressed

(manual transmission).

● Brake pedal not depressed or

selector lever not in P or N

(automatic transmission).

● Timeout occurred

Turbo engine warm-up

Upon start-up, engine available

torque may be limited for a short time,

especially when the engine

temperature is cold. The limitation is

to allow the lubrication system to fully

protect the engine.

Overrun cut-off

The fuel supply is automatically cut off

during overrun, i.e. when the vehicle

is driven with a gear engaged but

accelerator pedal is released.

Depending on driving conditions, the

overrun cut-off may be deactivated.

Stop-start system

The stop-start system helps to save

fuel and to reduce the exhaust

emissions. When conditions allow, it

switches off the engine as soon as the

vehicle is at a low speed or at a

standstill, e.g. at a traffic light or in a

traffic jam. It starts the engine

automatically as soon as the clutch is

depressed. A battery sensor ensures

that an Autostop is only performed if

the battery is sufficiently charged for

a restart.


The stop-start system is available as

soon as the engine is started, the

vehicle starts-off and the conditions

as stated below in this section are



Deactivate the stop-start system

manually by pressing Ï.

Deactivation is indicated when the

LED in the button extinguishes.


If the vehicle is at a low speed or at a

standstill, activate an Autostop as


● Depress the clutch pedal.
● Move the selector lever to


● Release the clutch pedal.



Driving and operating

The engine will be switched off while

the ignition stays on.

An Autostop is indicated by the

needle at the AUTOSTOP position in

the tachometer.
During an Autostop, the heating

performance, power steering and

brake performance will be


Conditions for an Autostop

The stop-start system checks if each

of the following conditions is fulfilled:

● The stop-start system is not

manually deactivated.

● The bonnet is fully closed.

● The driver's door is closed or the

driver's seat belt is fastened.

● The vehicle battery is sufficiently

charged and in good condition.

● The engine is warmed up.
● The engine coolant temperature

is not too high.

● The engine exhaust temperature

is not too high, e.g. after driving

with high engine load.

● The ambient temperature is

above -5 °C.

● The climate control system

allows an Autostop.

● The brake vacuum is sufficient.
● The self-cleaning function of the

exhaust filter is not active.

● The vehicle was driven at least at

walking speed since the last


Otherwise an Autostop will be

Certain settings of the climate control

system may inhibit an Autostop.
Climate control 3 128.

Immediately after motorway driving

an Autostop may be inhibited.
New vehicle running-in 3 134.

Vehicle battery discharge protection

To ensure reliable engine restarts,

several battery discharge protection

features are implemented as part of

the stop-start system.

Power saving measures

During an Autostop, several electrical

features such as auxiliary electric

heater or rear window heating are

disabled or switched into a power

saving mode. The fan speed of the

climate control system is reduced to

save power.

Restart of the engine by the driver

Depress the clutch pedal to restart the

The engine start is indicated by the

needle at the idle speed position in

the tachometer.
If the selector lever is shifted out of

neutral before depressing the clutch

first, - with a message is shown in

the Driver Information Centre.


Driving and operating


Restart of the engine by the stop-

start system

The selector lever must be in neutral

to enable an automatic restart.
If one of the following conditions

occurs during an Autostop, the

engine will be restarted automatically

by the stop-start system:

● The stop-start system is

manually deactivated.

● The bonnet is opened.
● The driver's seat belt is

unfastened and the driver's door

is opened.

● The engine temperature is too


● The charging level of the vehicle

battery is below a defined level.

● The brake vacuum is not


● The vehicle is driven at least at

walking speed.

● The climate control system

requests an engine start.

● The air conditioning is manually

switched on.

If the bonnet is not fully closed, a

warning message is displayed in the

Driver Information Centre.
If an electrical accessory, e.g. a

portable CD player, is connected to

the power outlet, a brief power drop

during engine restart might be



9 Warning

● Do not park the vehicle on an

easily ignitable surface. The

high temperature of the

exhaust system could ignite the


● Always apply the parking

brake. Activate the parking

brake without pressing the

release button. Apply as firmly

as possible on a downhill slope

or uphill slope. Depress brake

pedal at the same time to

reduce operating force.

● Switch off the engine.

● If the vehicle is on a level

surface or uphill slope, engage

first gear or set the selector

lever to position P before

removing the ignition key. On

an uphill slope, turn the front

wheels away from the kerb.
If the vehicle is on a downhill

slope, engage reverse gear or

set the selector lever to position

P before removing the ignition

key. Turn the front wheels

towards the kerb.

● Close the windows and the


● Remove the ignition key from

the ignition switch. For vehicles

with automatic transmission,

the key can only be removed

when the selector lever is in

position P.
Turn the steering wheel until

the steering wheel lock is felt to


● Lock the vehicle.
● Activate the anti-theft alarm




Driving and operating


In the event of an accident with

airbag deployment, the engine is

turned off automatically if the vehicle

comes to a standstill within a certain


Engine exhaust

9 Danger

Engine exhaust gases contain

poisonous carbon monoxide,

which is colourless and odourless

and could be fatal if inhaled.
If exhaust gases enter the interior

of the vehicle, open the windows.

Have the cause of the fault

rectified by a workshop.
Avoid driving with an open load

compartment, otherwise exhaust

gases could enter the vehicle.

Exhaust filter

The exhaust filter is a particle filter for

diesel and gasoline engines.

Automatic cleaning process

The exhaust filter system filters

harmful soot particles out of the

exhaust gases. The system includes

a self-cleaning function that runs

automatically during driving without

any notification. The filter is cleaned

by periodically burning off the soot

particles at high temperature. This

process takes place automatically

under set driving conditions and may

take up to 25 minutes. Typically it

needs between seven and twelve

minutes. Autostop is not available

and fuel consumption may be higher

during this period. The emission of

smells and smoke during this process

is normal.

System requires manual cleaning


Under certain driving conditions, e.g.

driving short distances, the system

cannot clean itself automatically.
If cleaning of the filter is required and

if previous driving conditions did not

enable automatic cleaning, it will be


Driving and operating


indicated by illumination of % and a

warning message in the Driver

Information Centre.

 illuminates along with a warning

message illuminates when exhaust

filter is full. Start cleaning process as

soon as possible.

 flashes along with a warning

message when exhaust filter has

reached the maximum filling level.

Start cleaning process immediately to

avoid damage to the engine.

Activate manual cleaning process

To activate cleaning process,

continue driving, keep engine speed

above 2000 rpm. Shift down if

necessary. Exhaust filter cleaning is

then started.
Cleaning takes place quickest at high

engine speeds and loads.
Control indicator % extinguishes as

soon as the self-cleaning operation is

complete. Keep on driving until self-

cleaning operation is complete.


If possible, do not interrupt

cleaning process. Drive until

cleaning is completed to avoid the

need for service or repair by a


Cleaning process not possible

If cleaning is not possible for any

reasons, control indicator Z

illuminates and a warning message

appears in the Driver Information

Centre. Engine power may be

reduced. Seek the assistance of a

workshop immediately.

Catalytic converter

The catalytic converter reduces the

amount of harmful substances in the

exhaust gases.


Fuel grades other than those listed

on pages 3 169, 3 229 could

damage the catalytic converter or

electronic components.
Unburnt petrol will overheat and

damage the catalytic converter.

Therefore avoid excessive use of

the starter, running the fuel tank

dry and starting the engine by

pushing or towing.

In the event of misfiring, uneven

engine running, a reduction in engine

performance or other unusual

problems, have the cause of the fault

rectified by a workshop as soon as

possible. In an emergency, driving

can be continued for a short period,

keeping vehicle speed and engine

speed low.



Driving and operating


General information

The selective catalytic reduction

(BlueInjection) is a method to

substantially reduce the nitrogen

oxides in the exhaust emission. This

is achieved by injecting a Diesel

Exhaust Fluid into the exhaust

system. The ammonia released by

the fluid reacts with nitrous gases



) from the exhaust and turns it

into nitrogen and water.
The designation of this fluid is AdBlue


. It is a non-toxic, non-flammable,

colourless and odourless fluid which

consists of 32% urea and 68% water.

9 Warning

Avoid contact of your eyes or skin

with AdBlue.
In case of eye or skin contact,

rinse off with water.


Avoid contact of the paintwork with

In case of contact, rinse off with


AdBlue freezes at a temperature of

approx. -11 °C. As the vehicle is

equipped with an AdBlue pre-heater,

the emissions reduction at low

temperatures is ensured. The AdBlue

pre-heater works automatically.
The typical AdBlue consumption is

approx. 2 l per 1000 km, but can also

be higher depending on driving

behaviour (e.g. high load or towing).

AdBlue tank

The AdBlue tank level can be found in

the display menu.

Level warnings

Depending on the calculated range of

AdBlue, different messages are

displayed in the Driver Information

Centre. The messages and the

restrictions are a legal requirement.

The first possible warning is AdBlue

Range: 2400 km.
This warning will show up once briefly

with the calculated range. Driving is

possible without any restrictions.
The next warning level is entered with

a range below 1750 km. The

message with the current range will

always be displayed when ignition is

switched on and needs to be

confirmed 3 97. Refill AdBlue before

entering the next warning level.
At an AdBlue range below 900 km,

the following warning messages are

alternately displayed and cannot be


● AdBlue Low Refill Now
● Engine Restart Prevented in 900


Additionally, control indicator Y

flashes continuously.


In case of high AdBlue consumption,

the Driver Information Centre may

display this warning without the

previous warning stages.


Driving and operating


The last warning level is entered

when the AdBlue tank is empty.

Restart of the engine is not possible.

The following warning messages are

alternately displayed and cannot be


● AdBlue Empty Refill Now
● Engine Will Not Restart.

Additionally, control indicator Y

flashes continuously.
With active prevention of an engine

start, the following message will be

Refill AdBlue To Start Vehicle.
The tank must be refilled completely

with AdBlue, otherwise restarting of

the engine is not possible.


High emission warnings

If the exhaust emission rises above a

certain value, warnings similar to the

range warnings will be displayed in

the Driver Information Centre.
Requests to have the exhaust system

checked and finally the

announcement of the prevention of

an engine restart are displayed.

These restrictions are a legal

Consult a workshop for assistance.

Refilling AdBlue


Only use AdBlue that complies

with European standards

DIN 70 070 and ISO 22241-1.
Do not use additives.
Do not dilute AdBlue.
Otherwise the selective catalytic

reduction system could be



Whenever a filling pump with a

nozzle for passenger cars is not

available at a filling station, use only

AdBlue bottles or canisters with a

sealed refill adapter for refilling, to

prevent splashback and overspill,

and in order to ensure that the fumes

from the tank are captured and do

not emerge. AdBlue in bottles or

canisters is available in many filling

stations and can be purchased e.g.

at Opel dealers and other retail

Since AdBlue has a limited

durability, check the date of expiry

before refilling.

When unscrewing the protective cap

from the filler neck, ammonia fumes

may emerge. Do not inhale as the

fumes have a pungent smell. The

fumes are not harmful by inhalation.

The AdBlue tank should be filled

completely. This must be done if the

warning message regarding

prevention of an engine restart is

already displayed.
The vehicle must be parked on a level

The filler neck for AdBlue is located

behind the fuel filler flap, which is

located at right rear side of the

The fuel filler flap can only be opened

if the vehicle is unlocked.

1. Remove key from ignition switch.



Driving and operating

2. Close all doors to avoid ammonia

fumes entering the interior of the


3. Release the fuel filler flap by

pushing the flap 3 172.

4. Unscrew protective cap from the

filler neck.

5. Open AdBlue canister.
6. Mount one end of the hose on the

canister and screw the other end

on the filler neck.

7. Lift the canister until it is empty, or

until the flow from the canister has

stopped. This can take up to

5 minutes.

8. Place the canister on the ground

to empty the hose, wait

15 seconds.

9. Unscrew the hose from the filler


10. Mount the protective cap and turn

clockwise until it engages.


Dispose of AdBlue canister

according to environmental

requirements. To reuse the hose

flush it with clear water after usage.

Automatic transmission

The automatic transmission permits

automatic gearshifting (automatic

mode) or manual gearshifting

(manual mode).

Transmission display

The mode or selected gear is shown

in the Driver Information Centre.
In automatic mode, the driving

programme is indicated by D.
In manual mode, M and the number

of the selected gear is indicated.
R indicates reverse gear.


Driving and operating


N indicates neutral position.
P indicates park position.

Selector lever

P : park position, wheels are locked,

engage only when the vehicle is

stationary and the parking brake

is applied

R : reverse gear, engage only when

the vehicle is stationary

N : neutral

D : automatic mode

M : manual mode


: upshift in manual mode


: downshift in manual mode

The selector lever is locked in P and

can only be moved when the ignition

is on and the brake pedal is applied.

To engage P or R, press the release

The engine can only be started with

the lever in position P or N. When

position N is selected, press the brake

pedal or apply the parking brake

before starting.
Do not accelerate while engaging a

gear. Never depress the accelerator

pedal and brake pedal at the same


When a gear is engaged, the vehicle

slowly begins to creep when the

brake is released.

Engine braking

To utilise the engine braking effect,

select a lower gear in good time when

driving downhill, see manual mode.

Rocking the vehicle

Rocking the vehicle is only

permissible if the vehicle is stuck in

sand, mud or snow. Move the selector

lever between D and R in a repeat

pattern. Do not race the engine and

avoid sudden acceleration.


Apply the parking brake and engage

The ignition key can only be removed

when the selector lever is in position




Driving and operating

Manual mode

Move selector lever to position M.
Press button on the selector lever:

: shift to a higher gear


: 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 with a number beside

it is indicated when gearshifting is

recommended for fuel saving

Shift indication appears only in

manual mode.

Electronic driving


Special programmes automatically

adapt the shifting points when driving

up inclines or down hills.

Automatic transmission

adaptation feature

This feature adapts transmission

operation during constant driving or

gear shifting. It increases durability

and keeps best shift quality over the

life cycle. You may perceive shifting

at initial mileage as uncomfortable,

but this is normal. Shift quality will be

improved gradually by constant

driving at each gear and gear shifting.


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



In the event of a fault, a vehicle

message is displayed in the Driver

Information Centre. Vehicle

messages 3 104.
The transmission no longer shifts

automatically. Continued travel is

possible with manual shifting.
Only the highest gear is available.

Depending on the fault, second gear

may also be available in manual

mode. Shift only when vehicle is at a

Have the cause of the fault remedied

by a workshop.


Driving and operating


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 battery is discharged, start the

vehicle using jump leads 3 214.
If the battery is not the cause of the

fault, release the selector lever.

1. Keep the brake pedal depressed

and pull the parking brake lever


2. Remove the cap on the console

with a thin object such as a


3. Insert a screwdriver into the

opening as far as it will go.

4. Shift selector lever to N.
5. Remove the screwdriver from the


6. Reinstall the cap.
7. Have the cause of the power

supply interruption remedied by a


Manual transmission

To engage reverse, with the vehicle

stationary, depress clutch pedal,

press the release button on the

selector lever and engage the gear.
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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