Rover 2001 Owner Manual

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CONTENTS

SECTION 1 Introduction/Reporting Safety Defects ................

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SECTION 2 Controls & instruments ........................................

11

SECTION 3 Driving & operating .............................................

89

SECTION 4

Owner maintenance .............................................

133

SECTION 5

General data .........................................................

183

SECTION 6 Parts & accessories ...............................................

193

SECTION 7

On-road driving ....................................................

201

SECTION 8

Off-road driving ....................................................

207

 

Index .....................................................................

219

 

In-car entertainment

 

As part of Land Rover environmental policy, this publication is printed on paper made from elemental chlorine free pulp.

Land Rover 2000

Publication Part No. LRL 0407NAS

 

09.00 NAS RANGE ROVER

SECTION 1

Introduction

OWNER’S HANDBOOK

This handbook together with the Passport to Service, provides all the information that you will need to derive maximum pleasure from owning and driving your new Range Rover.

For convenience, the handbook is divided into sections, each dealing with a particular aspect of driving or caring for the vehicle. Sections are listed on the contents page and you will find it worthwhile to take a little time to read each one, and to get to know your Range Rover as soon as you possibly can. The more you understand before you drive, the greater the satisfaction when you are seated behind the steering wheel.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

The specification of each vehicle will vary according to territorial requirements and also from model to model within the vehicle range. Some of the information published in this handbook therefore, may not apply to your particular vehicle.

Section Contents

Page

Passport to service ......................................

3

Reporting safety defects ..............................

3

Safety warnings ...........................................

4

Engine compartment labels .........................

5

Vehicle identification number .......................

6

Rollover warning label .................................

7

SRS/Airbag warning labels ..........................

7

Anti-theft precautions ..................................

9

Breakdown safety code ................................

9

Land Rover operates a policy of constant product improvement and, therefore, reserves the right to change specifications without notice at any time. Whilst every effort is made to ensure complete accuracy of the information in this handbook, no liabilities for inaccuracies or the consequences thereof can be accepted by the manufacturer or Land Rover North America Inc.

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted, in any form, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or other means without prior written permission from Land Rover Group Limited.

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Introduction

PASSPORT TO SERVICE

Your new Range Rover is covered by the following warranties:

Land Rover New Vehicle Limited Warranty

Land Rover Corrosion Perforation Limited Warranty

Land Rover Vehicle Emission Control System Warranty (U.S.A.)

Land Rover U.S. Emissions Performance Warranty

Detailed information on these warranties can be found in the Passport to Service included in your literature pack. The Passport to Service also contains important vehicle identification information and useful consumer advice.

Most important of all, however, is the section on maintenance. This outlines the servicing requirements for your Range Rover and also incorporates the service record slips, which the retailer should sign and stamp to certify that routine services have been carried out at the recommended intervals.

REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS

If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you should immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying Land Rover North America Inc.

If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation and if it finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy campaign.

However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your retailer or Land Rover North America.

To contact NHTSA, you may call the Auto Safety HOTLINE toll free at 1-800-424-9393 (or 202-366-0123 in the Washington, D.C. area) or write to NHTSA, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, DC 20590. You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from the HOTLINE.

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Introduction

SAFETY WARNINGS

WARNING

Safety warnings are included in this handbook. These indicate a procedure which must be followed precisely care in order to avoid the possibility of personal injury or serious damage to the vehicle.

WARNING

Your Range Rover has a higher ground clearance and hence a higher centre of gravity than ordinary passenger cars, to enable the vehicle to perform in a wide variety of off-road applications. An advantage of the higher ground clearance is a better view of the road allowing you to anticipate problems. The Range Rover is not designed for cornering at the same speed as conventional passenger cars any more than a low slung sports car is designed to perform satisfactorily under off-road conditions. If at all possible, avoid sharp turns or abrupt manoeuvres. As with other vehicles of this type, failure to operate the Range Rover correctly may result in loss of control or vehicle roll-over. For important safety information, be sure to read the "on-road" and "off-road" driving guidelines given later in this handbook.

CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING

WARNING

Engine exhaust, some of its constituents and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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Introduction

WARNING LABELS ATTACHED TO THE

VEHICLE

Warning labels attached to your vehicle bearing this symbol mean: DO NOT touch or adjust

components until you have read the relevant instructions in the handbook.

Warning labels showing this symbol indicate that the ignition system utilises very high

voltages. DO NOT touch any ignition components whilst the starter switch is turned on!

A.BATTERY WARNING LABEL

B.AIRBAG SRS WARNING LABEL

C.KEEP CLEAR OF ROTATING PARTS

D.EMISSION CONTROL LABEL

E.VACUUM ROUTING DIAGRAM

F.AIR CONDITIONING LABEL

G.HOOD CLOSING INSTRUCTIONS

INFORMATION LABELS ENGINE

COMPARTMENT

Various labels are fixed to your vehicle to draw your attention to specific safety and emission information. This illustration is for general guidance only, as the position of the components and the extent of labels and other visual warnings could vary from model to model.

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Introduction

VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION

If you need to communicate with a Land Rover retailer, you may be asked to quote the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).

The VIN and other information concerning your vehicle can be found on the certification label affixed to the lock face of the front left-hand door, where shown.

In addition, the Federal VIN plate is mounted to the vehicle body in such a position that it is visible from the outside through the bottom corner of the windscreen on the driver’s side.

WARNING

DO NOT exceed gross weight or axle loads described on the vehicle certification identification label. Exceeding allowable vehicle and axle loads will increase the risk of tyre and suspension failure, increase vehicle brake stopping distance and adversely affect vehicle handling and stability which may result in a crash or rollover.

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Introduction

! WARNING: HIGHER RISK OF ROLLOVER

Avoid Abrupt Maneuvers

and Excessive Speed.

Always Buckle Up.

See Owner's Manual

For Further Information

AIR BAG

WARNING

FLIP VISOR OVER

!WARNING

DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur

Children 12 and under can be killed by the airbag

The BACK SEAT is the SAFEST place for children

NEVER put a rear-facing child seat in the front

Sit as far back as possible from the air bag

ALWAYS use SEAT BELTS and CHILD RESTRAINTS

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ROLL-OVER WARNING LABEL

Take note of the warning label on the sunvisor, which alerts the driver to the need to be aware of the higher roll-over risk, associated with utility vehicles of this type (see also the relevant warning earlier in this section).

SRS/AIRBAG WARNING LABELS

SRS/Front airbag systems

Take note of the warning information fixed to the underside of both sun visors, as follows:

WARNING!

DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur

Children 12 and under can be killed by the airbag

The BACK SEAT is the SAFEST place for children

NEVER put a rear-facing child seat in the front

Sit as far back as possible from the airbag

ALWAYS use SEAT BELTS and CHILD RESTRAINTS

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WARNING

ATTENTION

NEVER let a child`s head rest near side airbag. Inflating airbag can cause serious or fatal injury.

ALWAYS use safety belts and child

restraints. See owners manual.

NE LAISSEZ JAMAISun enfant reposer sa tete pres d'un airbag lateral en se gonflant. L'airbag pourrait occasionner des blessures graves voire fatales.

Utilisez TOURJOURS les ceintures de securite et systemes de retenue pour enfants. Voir Notice d’Utilisation

The use of seat covers that are not approved for front seats with side air bags will reduce the effectiveness of the side airbag in a crash

La pose de housses non approuvees pour utilisation sur sieges avant equipes de coussins gonflables latcraux reduit l'efficacite des coussins gonflables lateraux en cas de

collision

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SRS/Side airbag systems

Take note of the warning information fixed to B/C posts, as follows:

WARNING

NEVER let a child’s head rest near a side airbag. Inflating airbag can cause serious or fatal injury.

ALWAYS use safety belts and child restraints. See Owner’s Manual.

The use of seat covers that are not approved for front side airbags will REDUCE the effectiveness of those airbags in a crash.

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Introduction

ANTI-THEFT PRECAUTIONS whilst it may be difficult to deter the ’professional’ car thief, the majority of thefts are carried out by unskilled opportunists.

Therefore, take vehicle security very seriously and ALWAYS adopt this simple ’four point’ drill whenever you leave your vehicle - even for just a few minutes:

1.Fully close all the windows (and the sunroof).

2.Remove your valuable belongings (or hide them out of sight).

3.Remove the starter key.

4.Superlock the vehicle using the remote handset.

Thieves are attracted by ’vulnerable’ vehicles. Even if you have followed the ’four point’ drill, there is still much you can do to make your vehicle a less inviting target.

BE SAFE - NOT SORRY!

Park where your vehicle can be easily seen by householders and passers-by.

At night, park in well lit areas and avoid deserted or dimly-lit side streets.

NEVER leave the keys in the vehicle.

Do not keep important documents (or spare keys) in the vehicle - these are a real bonus for the thief.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Remember the breakdown safety code

If a breakdown occurs whilst travelling:-

Wherever possible, consistent with safety and traffic conditions, the vehicle should be moved off the main thoroughfare, preferably onto the shoulder as far as possible. If a breakdown occurs on a freeway, pull well over to the inside of the hard shoulder.

Switch on hazard lights.

If possible, position the warning triangle (located on the underside of the loadspace floor panel - see

’Warning triangle’) or a flashing amber light at an appropriate distance from the vehicle to warn other traffic of the breakdown (note the legal requirements of some areas).

Consider evacuating passengers through the doors facing away from the traffic, to a safe area away from the vehicle as a precaution in case your Range Rover is struck by another vehicle.

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SECTION 2

Controls & instruments

In this section of the handbook you will find descriptions of the controls and instruments on your vehicle.

For your own safety, it is most important to read this section fully and to gain a thorough understanding of all the controls before driving.

Section Contents

Page

Controls .....................................................

13

Security card .............................................

14

Locks & alarm ...........................................

15

Tailgate ......................................................

23

Message centre .........................................

24

Seats .........................................................

33

Seat belts ...................................................

41

SRS/Airbag ................................................

49

Steering column ........................................

56

Door mirrors ..............................................

57

Instruments ...............................................

59

Warning lights ...........................................

61

Lights & indicators ....................................

65

Wipers & washers .....................................

67

Switches ....................................................

70

Electric windows ........................................

72

Electric sunroof .........................................

75

Heating & ventilating .................................

78

Interior equipment .....................................

82

In-car telephones .......................................

87

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Controls

1.

Passenger airbag SRS

11. Heater/air-conditioning controls

2.

Cruise control master switch

12. Ashtray/cigar lighter

3.

Hazard warning switch

13. Automatic gearbox mode switch

4.

Air suspension switches

14. Exterior mirror operating switches

5.

Rear fog guard light switch

15. Window and sunroof operating switches

6.

Front fog light switch

16. Parking brake

7.

Lighting switch

17. Automatic gear selector

8.

Remote radio/cassette/CD player switches

18. Steering column adjustment lever

9.

Instrument panel

19. Cruise control switches

10. Radio/cassette/CD player

20. Driver’s airbag SRS

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Security Card

The security card, supplied with the literature pack, contains important emergency information. It is ESSENTIAL that you keep the card safe from theft and ensure that it is passed to the new owner if you sell the vehicle.

Key number: This is the number of the starter/door key - essential if you ever need to obtain a replacement.

VIN (vehicle identification number): This identity number is unique to your vehicle and is essential proof of its specification. The number can also be found in various locations around the vehicle (see ’Vehicle Identification’ in Section 1).

Radio security code number: Your vehicle is delivered with the security code disabled. If you wish to have it actuated see your Land Rover retailer.

CAUTION

Never leave the security card inside the vehicle when it is unattended.

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Locks & alarm

Your vehicle is fitted with a sophisticated electronic anti-theft alarm system. In order to ensure maximum security, you are advised to gain a full understanding of the system by thoroughly reading this section of the handbook.

LOCKING THE VEHICLE AND ARMING THE

ALARM

You have been supplied with two handset/keys (numbered 1 and 2). whilst both are identical in operation, they transmit two different sets of information (see ’Key activated memory seats’). Replacement handsets are only available from a Land Rover retailer. Up to two further handsets (3 and 4) can also be obtained.

There are four methods for securing your vehicle:

1.’Superlocking’ using the handset - (recommended high security method).

2.’Superlocking’ using the key.

3.Locking using the handset.

4.Locking using the key.

FOR MAXIMUM SECURITY, ALWAYS ’SUPERLOCK’ THE VEHICLE USING THE HANDSET

(except when the vehicle is to be locked with passengers or animals inside).

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Emergency keys

In addition to the two handsets, you have also been supplied with two separate keys. These keys perform the same functions as the key part of the handset and are intended for emergency use only. DO NOT keep the keys inside the vehicle.

The handset

The radio remote handset has three buttons (described below). By pressing the appropriate button, the handset can be used either as a conventional key, or as a remote handset to either lock or ’superlock’ the vehicle.

1. Key release button.

Press to release the key, which can then be used as a conventional key to operate the starter switch, glovebox and door locks.

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2. Lock button (padlock symbol)

press once to lock.

press twice to ’superlock’.

3. Unlock button

press once to unlock.

press and hold to operate the ’Key activated memory seats’ facility (see ’Key activated memory seats’).

Once the security system is armed, the following features are activated:

The central locking system locks all the doors and the tailgate.

The perimetric alarm (protecting the doors, hood and tailgate) is armed.

If ’handset superlocking’ is activated, the volumetric alarm is also armed (a sensor inside the passenger compartment monitors the interior space and activates the alarm if an intrusion into the passenger compartment is detected).

The volumetric sensor will enter a self-check mode each time you turn the starter switch off. It will remain active for 60 seconds, or until:

1.The driver’s door is opened and closed.

2.The vehicle is locked with the handset or key.

NOTE: If the sensor fails its self-check five times consecutively, only the ’perimetric’ elements of the security system will be active (doors, hood and tailgate). Any attempt to ’superlock’ with the handset will result in ’ALARM FAULT’ being displayed on the message centre and a mislock occurring (see ’Mislock’). Seek qualified assistance to rectify the fault.

NOTE: The handset complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

1.This device may not cause harmful interference.

2.This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. This applies to both alarm receivers and handset transmitter.

CAUTION

Any changes or modifications to the transmitter not expressly approved by the manufacturer or Land Rover North America could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

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Anti-theft alarm indicator light

After locking the vehicle, the RED indicator light on the top of the fascia, close to the windscreen (arrowed in illustration) flashes rapidly for ten seconds to confirm that the security system has been successfully armed. After ten seconds, the indicator light adjusts to a slower frequency, and then continues to flash as an anti-theft deterrent until such time as the security system is disarmed.

If, whilst operating the handset (or key), the alarm sounds, this indicates that one of the doors, the hood or the tailgate is not properly closed (the message centre display will confirm which aperture is not secure).

Although the handset can be successfully operated from a significant distance from the vehicle, when locking it is wise to be close enough to visually confirm that the door locking buttons have dropped into place and that the indicator light confirms a successful lock.

NOTE: Occasional atmospheric conditions can significantly reduce the effective range of handset operation. If this occurs, operate the handset closer to the vehicle. In the most extreme cases, it may be necessary to touch the handset against the radio aerial ’fired’ onto one of the rear side windows.

If the message centre displays ’KEY BATTERY LOW’, this indicates that the handset batteries need replacing (see ’Handset batteries’).

SUPERLOCKING

If the vehicle is ’superlocked’ (with either the handset, or the key), the doors CANNOT be unlocked or opened from inside the vehicle.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

For the reason given above, DO NOT superlock the vehicle with passengers inside.

’Superlocking’ using the handset:

Press and release the ’lock’ button (1) on the handset twice (within 11/2 seconds). After 15 seconds you will hear ’superlocking’ engage.

If any door, the hood or tailgate is left open, a mislock will occur (see ’Mislock’).

If a window or sunroof is open, superlocking will engage immediately, however volumetric protection will not be activated.

To unlock:

Press and release the ’unlock’ button (2) on the handset once.

If the handset is inoperative, the vehicle can be unlocked by using the key in the driver’s door lock.

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’Superlocking’ using the key:

Wherever possible the handset MUST be used to ’superlock’ the vehicle. However, if the handset is inoperative, the key can be used as follows:

Turn the key in the driver’s door towards the rear of the vehicle (and release) twice within 11/2 seconds.

NOTE: ’Superlocking’ the vehicle using the key will provide perimetric protection only - volumetric protection (protection of the interior space inside the vehicle) WILL NOT BE ACTIVE! If any door, the hood, or the tailgate is left open, a mislock will occur (see ’Mislock’).

To unlock:

Wherever possible use the handset to unlock the vehicle - press and release the ’unlock’ button.

If necessary, the key can also be used to unlock a ’superlocked’ vehicle.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

If unattended passengers are to be left in the vehicle, it is recommended that they should lock the vehicle from inside by pressing down the driver’s door sill button.

If animals are to be left in the vehicle, volumetric protection MUST NOT be activated - any movement inside the vehicle could trigger the alarm.

NEVER leave children or animals unattended in the vehicle!

WARNING

NEVER ’superlock’ the vehicle if passengers are to be left inside - ’superlocking’ prevents door locks from being operated from INSIDE as well as outside the vehicle!

NOTE: If the handset ’lock’ button or the door key are operated once, the central locking will be activated, but the alarm will only be in ’perimetric’ mode and the doors and locks CAN be opened from the inside. ALWAYS, where possible secure the vehicle by ’superlocking’.

’Sill’ locking

To operate the central locking from inside the vehicle, push down either front door sill button.

The security system will NOT be armed.

NOTE: ’Sill’ locking is NOT possible from outside the vehicle.

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MISLOCK

A mislock will occur if:

A door, hood or tailgate are left open.

The key is left in the starter switch.

An incomplete ’all close’ is attempted. The message centre will indicate the cause of a mislock e.g. ’SUNROOF BLOCKED’.

If a mislock occurs, a warning ’bleep’ will sound in which case you should unlock the vehicle, rectify the cause of the mislock and then re-lock the vehicle.

’ALL CLOSE’ FEATURE

The key activated ’all close’ feature enables you to use the key to close the windows and sunroof at the same time as you secure the vehicle.

To operate:

1.Ensure the doors, hood and tailgate are properly closed.

2.Turn and hold the key in the ’lock’ position (turn twice and hold on the second turn if ’Superlocking’).

The doors and tailgate will lock and the windows, followed by the sunroof will close.

NOTE: If a window or the sunroof detects an obstruction, a mislock occurs and the locking sequence will stop. Remove the obstruction before trying to use the ’all close’ feature again.

KEY ACTIVATED MEMORY SEATS

This feature enables the handsets to be used to recall the pre-set electric seat/mirror positions when you UNLOCK the door. The two handsets are separately identified by different labels and by grey and black battery covers - key 1 corresponds to driver’s seat memory 1, and key 2 to seat memory 2 (see

’Seats’).

NOTE: If additional handset/keys have been obtained (key 3 & key 4), they are not linked to the memory seat system.

Press and hold the ’unlock’ button on the handset for 11/2 seconds (the indicator light on the handset flashes rapidly), and then release. The driver’s seat and both mirrors will move to the positions programmed into the relevant seat memory.

NOTE: This feature will only operate if volumetric protection was activated when the vehicle was locked (ie. by ’superlocking’ using the handset).

It will not function if the alarm system has already been triggered since it was last set, and will be cancelled if a door is opened, or if the vehicle is relocked.

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AUTO RELOCK

Auto relock ensures that, if the vehicle is unlocked accidentally, the vehicle will relock itself automatically after a 60 second delay.

Once the ’unlock’ button on the handset has been pressed, the alarm system will monitor the vehicle for 60 seconds. If any of the following occur during this period, the vehicle will remain unlocked:

A door or the tailgate is opened.

Interior movement is detected.

The key is inserted into the starter switch, or the switch is turned to position ’I’.

However, if none of the above has occurred within 60 seconds, then the vehicle will automatically return to its previous ’locked’ state.

OPENING THE DOORS

When opening a door from outside the vehicle, it is recommended that the moving part of the handle is held by the fingers and that the door catch is operated by pushing with the thumb against the fixed part of the handle.

CHILD-PROOF LOCKS (rear doors only) Move the lever downwards (arrowed in illustration) to engage.

With the child-proof locks engaged, the rear doors cannot be opened from inside the vehicle, thereby avoiding the risk of a door being opened accidentally whilst the vehicle is moving.

WARNING

TO AVOID INJURY OR DEATH, NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN UNSUPERVISED IN THE VEHICLE.

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INERTIA CUT-OFF SWITCH

This switch is a safety device that automatically unlocks the doors in the event of an accident or sudden impact (provided the starter switch is turned on). In addition, the inertia switch inhibits power to the electric fuel pump, turns off the heating and air conditioning fans, and turns on the hazard warning lights, which continue flashing until either the starter switch is turned off or the inertia switch is reset.

The switch is located behind the vertical panel in the right hand footwell. Remove the cover by using a coin to rotate the turnbuckle anti-clockwise and then prise the cover off.

When the switch is tripped, the message centre will alternately display; ’REFER HANDBOOK’ and ’INERTIA SWITCH’.

To reset the switch, press the rubber top (arrowed in illustration).

NOTE: The vehicle can be secured even if the switch has been tripped by removing the starter key, opening and closing one of the front doors and then locking the vehicle.

WARNING

Always check for fuel leaks before resetting the switch! Activating the switch when the fuel system has been damaged (evidenced by fuel leakage) will cause additional fuel leakage, increasing the risk of fire or personal injury.

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Handset batteries

When the batteries need replacing, the message centre will display ’KEY BATTERY LOW’. To replace:

Remove the battery cover by turning the cover anti-clockwise with a coin.

Taking care not to touch the circuit board, prise the batteries from the cover and fit new ones (with the positive side facing the cover), and replace the cover.

The batteries should be replaced within 1 minute of removing the old ones, otherwise it may be necessary to re-synchronise the handset (see ’Handset synchronisation’). New batteries are available from your retailer.

NOTE: Finger marks on the batteries will adversely affect battery life. If possible, avoid touching the surface of the batteries, and wipe clean before fitting.

Handset synchronisation

The handset transmits a coded message, which changes each time a button is pressed. If a handset is operated too many times out of range of the vehicle or if the handset batteries are removed for longer than a minute, it may need to be re-synchronised.

To synchronise:

If the vehicle is locked, press the ’unlock’ button on the handset and then unlock the vehicle using the key.

If the vehicle is unlocked, press the ’lock’ button on the handset and then lock the vehicle using the key.

NOTE: Handset synchronisation cannot be achieved if the vehicle alarm is armed or if the handset batteries need replacing.

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Tailgate

OPENING THE TAILGATE

With the vehicle unlocked, press the release button once to release the upper tailgate.

NOTE: There is a handle built into the lower edge of the upper tailgate to assist in opening and closing.

With the upper tailgate open, press the release button again to release the lower tailgate, which can then be lowered to the horizontal position.

NOTE: The tailgate cannot be opened if the vehicle battery is flat or disconnected; emergency access to the loadspace can only be achieved, by folding the rear seats from inside the vehicle, (see ’Seats).

WARNING

Do not drive with the tailgate open; poisonous carbon monoxide fumes will enter the vehicle which could cause serious injury or death.

CLOSING THE TAILGATE

Raise the lower tailgate first and close firmly. Then lower and close the upper tailgate.

Always check that the tailgate is secure before driving and before leaving the vehicle unattended.

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Message centre

Driver warning and information messages are displayed on the message centre in the lower part of the instrument pack. Messages have different priority levels and are grouped into the following categories.

CRITICAL WARNINGS

Critical warning messages are accompanied by an audible warning (three beeps). Messages are displayed continuously whilst the starter switch is turned on, and remain displayed whilst the fault persists.

DO NOT ignore these messages - TAKE CORRECTIVE ACTION IMMEDIATELY!

Critical warnings are displayed continuously, normally on the lower line of the message centre, but if more than one message is to be displayed, then the upper display line will also be used.

WARNINGS

Warning messages must be treated with some urgency. They will also be accompanied by an audible warning (three beeps) each time the message is displayed.

DO NOT ignore these messages - TAKE CORRECTIVE ACTION IMMEDIATELY.

Warning messages are displayed for approximately 4 seconds. If other warning messages are pending, the display time will be reduced to approximately 2 seconds.

INFORMATION MESSAGES

General

All information messages are displayed for approximately 4 seconds. If other messages are pending, the display time will be reduced to approximately 2 seconds. Note that ’Critical Warning’ and ’Warning’ messages always override ’Information’ messages.

These information messages are grouped into three categories:

Category 1

Messages in this category will be accompanied by a single beep when the message is displayed for the first time, and also when the starter switch is turned on or off. At any other time, only the message will be presented - TAKE CORRECTIVE ACTION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

Category 2

Messages in this category will be accompanied by a single beep each time the message is displayed - if action is necessary, take corrective action as soon as possible.

Category 3

Messages in this category are NOT accompanied by an audible warning. Only the message will be displayed - TAKE CORRECTIVE ACTION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

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Message centre

The following are CRITICAL WARNING messages and are listed in order of priority.

Message

Meaning

What to do?

 

 

 

 

MARKET NOT SET

the language for the message centre

seek qualified assistance

 

is not set

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEAT BELT PLEASE

you have not fastened your seat belt

fasten your seat belt

 

 

 

 

INERTIA SWITCH*

the fuel cut-off switch has been

reset the switch - see ’Locks

 

tripped

& alarm’

 

 

 

 

GEARBOX OVRHEAT *

automatic gearbox oil temperature

reduce speed or select

 

too high

lower gear. If message

 

 

persists, stop vehicle and

 

 

allow gearbox to cool; seek

 

 

qualified assistance if

 

 

message resumes.

TRANSFER OVRHEAT*

transfer gearbox oil temperature too

 

high

reduce speed or select lower gear. If message persists, stop vehicle and allow gearbox to cool; seek qualified assistance if message resumes

DOOR OPEN RH-R

the right hand rear door is open

close the door

 

 

 

DOOR OPEN LH-R

the left hand rear door is open

close the door

 

 

 

DOOR OPEN LH-F

the left hand front door is open

close the door

 

 

 

DOOR OPEN RH-F

the right hand front door is open

close the door

 

 

 

BONNET OPEN

the hood is open

close the hood

 

 

 

IGNITION KEY IN

you have left the key in the starter

remove the key

 

switch

 

 

 

 

LIGHTS ON

you have left your lights on

switch off the lights

 

 

 

* These messages alternate with the message ’REFER HANDBOOK’. When this is displayed, refer to the appropriate section in this handbook for further information.

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Message centre

Message

Meaning

What to do?

 

 

 

 

HEADLIGHT DELAY

you have selected headlight delay -

 

 

 

headlights will switch off

 

 

 

automatically

 

 

 

 

 

 

SLOW: 35 MPH MAX

air suspension fault

slow down to less than 35

 

 

mph and seek qualified

 

 

assistance

 

 

 

 

ENG OIL OVERHEAT

engine oil temperature is too high

stop and allow the engine to

 

 

cool; if the problem

 

 

persists, do not drive - seek

 

 

qualified assistance

 

 

 

 

AIRBAG FAULT

there is a problem with the airbag

seek qualified assistance

 

 

 

 

RH FRONT WINDOW

alternates with one of the following:

refer to the description

LH FRONT WINDOW

WINDOW NOT SET, WINDOW

given for the alternating

RH REAR WINDOW

BLOCKED, ANTI-TRAP OFF,

message

LH REAR WINDOW

or WINDOW OPEN

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPEED LIMIT---

you have exceeded your preset

reduce your speed or cancel

 

speed limit

the function

 

 

 

 

SPEED LIMIT OFF

the preset speed limit has been

 

 

 

cancelled

 

 

 

 

 

 

FUEL GAUGE FAULT

as message suggests

seek qualified assistance

 

 

 

 

TEMP GAUGE FAULT

as message suggests

seek qualified assistance

 

 

 

 

LH SEAT HEATER

the fuse has blown

fit a new fuse - this

 

 

message alternates with the

 

 

fuse number message

 

 

 

 

RH SEAT HEATER

as above

as above

 

 

 

 

SUNROOF

the ’ANTI-TRAP’ function is

refer to ’ANTI-TRAP OFF’

 

overridden (alternates with message

message

 

ANTI-TRAP OFF)

 

 

TRANSFER NEUTRAL

the transfer box has moved to the

 

neutral position

remove fuse 11 if transfer neutral is no longer required

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Message centre

Message

Meaning

What to do?

BONNET

opening the hood was the cause of

 

the alarm system triggering

check that the vehicle is secure - message alternates with the ALARM TRIGGERED message

LH FRONT DOOR

opening this door was the cause of

check that the vehicle is

RH FRONT DOOR

the alarm system triggering

secure - message

LH REAR DOOR

 

alternates with ALARM

RH REAR DOOR

 

TRIGGERED message

 

 

 

IGNITION TAMPER

turning the starter switch on was the

as above

 

cause of the alarm system triggering

 

 

 

 

TAILGATE

opening the tailgate was the cause

as above

 

of the alarm system triggering

 

 

 

The following are WARNING messages;

 

 

 

 

Message

Meaning

What to do?

 

 

 

TAILGATE OPEN

the tailgate is open

close the tailgate

WINDOW BLOCKED

the anti-trap function has detected

 

an obstruction whilst the window is

 

being closed

this message will alternate with another one to indicate which window is affected - remove the obstruction

SUNROOF BLOCKED

the anti-trap function has detected

remove the obstruction

 

an obstruction whilst the sunroof is

before trying to reclose the

 

being closed

sunroof

 

 

 

ALARM FAULT

the alarm system has a fault

seek qualified assistance

 

 

 

ANTI-TRAP OFF

the anti-trap function for one or

ensure that there are no

 

more windows or the sunroof is

obstructions in the aperture

 

disabled - message alternates with

 

 

another to indicate which anti-trap

 

 

function is disabled

 

 

 

 

EAS FAULT

there is a fault with the air

seek qualified assistance

 

suspension system

 

 

 

 

ABS FAULT

there is a fault with the anti-lock

seek qualified assistance

 

braking system

 

 

 

 

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Message centre

Message

Meaning

Action

 

 

 

SLOW: 20 MPH MAX

your road speed is too high for the

slow down to less than 20

 

current ride height

mph

 

 

 

SLOW: 35 MPH MAX

your road speed is too high for the

slow down to less than 35

 

current ride height

mph

 

 

 

FUSE FAILURE MESSAGES

The following fuse failure messages are INFORMATION CATEGORY 1 messages. (see ’Fuses’ for fuse replacement information).

Message

Meaning

Action

 

 

 

FUSE 2 to 22 FAILED

Fuse blown

Fit a new fuse

 

 

 

Notes:

1.The fault messages for fuses 10 and 20 may also be displayed in conjunction with the messages ’RH SEAT HEATER’ and ’LH SEAT HEATER’. This will occur if the seat heater affected by the relevant blown fuse is operated.

2.The fault message for fuse 12 may also be displayed in conjunction with the message ’HEATED REAR WINDOW’. This will occur if the heated rear screen is operated after fuse 12 has blown.

3.In all cases, the fuse failed message will alternate with the appropriate description message e.g. ’FUSE 10 FAILED’, followed by ’RH SEAT HEATER’.

4.Fuse 1 covers the instrument pack. If this fuse fails, replace the fuse (no message can be given because the message centre is controlled by the instrument pack).

5.The message centre responds to multiple fuse failures by displaying separate messages, one after the other.

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Message centre

BULB FAILURE MESSAGES

The following are INFORMATION CATEGORY 1 messages. (see ’Bulb replacement’).

Message

Meaning

What to do?

 

 

 

RH DIP BEAM

Bulb failed

Replace bulb

 

 

 

LH DIP BEAM

Bulb failed

Replace bulb

 

 

 

RH MAIN BEAM

One or both bulbs failed

Replace bulb

 

 

 

LH MAIN BEAM

One or both bulbs failed

Replace bulb

 

 

 

RH SIDE LIGHT

Bulb failed

Replace bulb

 

 

 

LH SIDE LIGHT

Bulb failed

Replace bulb

 

 

 

FRONT INDICATOR

One or both bulbs failed

Replace bulb

 

 

 

RH FRONT FOG

Bulb failed

Replace bulb

 

 

 

LH FRONT FOG

Bulb failed

Replace bulb

 

 

 

RH TAIL LIGHT

Bulb failed

Replace bulb

 

 

 

LH TAIL LIGHT

Bulb failed

Replace bulb

 

 

 

RH BRAKE LIGHT

Bulb failed

Replace bulb

 

 

 

LH BRAKE LIGHT

Bulb failed

Replace bulb

 

 

 

REAR INDICATOR

One or both bulbs failed

Replace bulb

 

 

 

RH REAR FOG

Bulb failed

Replace bulb

 

 

 

LH REAR FOG

Bulb failed

Replace bulb

 

 

 

RH REVERSE

Bulb failed

Replace bulb

 

 

 

LH REVERSE

Bulb failed

Replace bulb

 

 

 

NUMBER PLATE

Bulb failed

Replace bulb

 

 

 

The message centre will respond to multiple bulb failures by displaying separate messages, one after the other.

All bulb failure messages will be displayed when the starter switch is turned on or off and when the system affected by the relevant bulb failure is operated. The message ’BULB FAILURE’ will alternate with the appropriate bulb description message, e.g. ’BULB FAILURE’ followed by ’RH REAR FOG’.

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Message centre

MISCELLANEOUS FAULT MESSAGES

The following are INFORMATION CATEGORY 1 messages.

Message

Meaning

What to do?

 

 

 

 

LOW SCREEN WASH

as message suggests

fill the screenwash reservoir

 

 

 

 

GEARBOX FAULT

as message suggests

seek qualified assistance

 

 

 

 

TRACTION FAILURE

as message suggests

seek qualified assistance

 

 

 

 

LOW BRAKE FLUID

as message suggests

top-up the fluid reservoir

 

 

and/or seek qualified

 

 

assistance

 

 

 

 

ODOMETER ERROR

as message suggests

seek qualified assistance

 

 

 

 

KEY BATTERY LOW

as message suggests

fit new batteries in the

 

 

handset

 

 

 

 

The following are INFORMATION CATEGORY 2 messages.

Message

Meaning

What to do?

 

 

 

MEMORY 1 STORED

you have stored the seat and mirror

no action required

 

positions into memory store 1

 

 

 

 

MEMORY 2 STORED

you have stored the seat and mirror

no action required

 

positions into memory store 2

 

 

 

 

REAR WINDOWS ON

you have enabled the rear door

no action required

 

window operating switches

 

 

 

 

ALARM TRIGGERED

the alarm has been triggered since

no action required - was

 

the ignition was last turned off

your vehicle secure when

 

 

you returned to it?

 

 

 

MIRROR DIP STORE

you have stored the reverse dip

no action required

 

positions of the door mirrors in

 

 

memory

 

 

 

 

WINDOW NOT SET

the one-touch and anti-trap

set the one-touch and

 

functions are not set

anti-trap functions see

 

 

’Electric windows’

 

 

 

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Message centre

Message

Meaning

What to do?

 

 

 

SUNROOF NOT SET

the one-touch and anti-trap

set the one-touch and

 

functions are not set

anti-trap functions see

 

 

’Electric sunroof’

 

 

 

WINDOW SET

you have successfully set the

no action required

 

one-touch and anti-trap functions

 

 

 

 

SUNROOF SET

you have successfully set the

no action required

 

one-touch and anti-trap functions

 

TRACTlON OVRHEAT

the warning light will flash. Traction

 

control has been disabled to prevent

 

overheating of the system’s braking

 

components, and will be re-enabled

 

when the braking components have

 

cooled

prevent wheel spin condition by easing off the throttle

INT LIGHTS OFF

auto function has been turned off

see ’Interior equipment’

 

 

 

INT LIGHTS ON

auto function has been turned on

see ’Interior equipment’

EAS MANUAL

you have locked the air suspension

 

in ACCESS ride height

CAUTION the vehicle is being driven on its bump stops

ALTERNATOR FAULT

as message suggests

seek qualified assistance

 

 

 

MIRROR DIP ON

the door mirror dip function for

no action required

 

driving in reverse gear has been

 

 

turned on

 

 

 

 

MIRROR DIP OFF

the door mirror dip function for

no action required

 

driving in reverse gear has been

 

 

turned off

 

 

 

 

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Message centre

The following are INFORMATION CATEGORY 3 messages;

Message

Meaning

What to do?

 

 

 

 

SUNROOF OPEN

you have removed the starter key

if you are leaving the

 

and opened the driver’s door with

vehicle, close the sunroof

 

the sunroof still open

 

 

 

 

 

 

RIGHT PARK LIGHT

you have set the right hand front

turn the lighting switch off if

 

and rear side lights as parking lights

parking lights are not

 

 

required

 

 

 

 

LEFT PARK LIGHT

you have set the left hand front and

turn the lighting switch off if

 

rear side lights as parking lights

parking lights are not

 

 

required

 

 

 

 

PARK LIGHTS

you have set the right and left hand

turn the lighting switch off if

 

front and rear side lights as parking

parking lights are not

 

lights

required

 

 

 

 

MOVEMENT DETECT

the alarm system is sensing

isolate the cause of the

 

movement in the vehicle when you

movement and try again -

 

are trying to ’Superlock’

do not attempt to

 

 

’Superlock’ with people or

 

 

animals inside the vehicle

 

 

 

 

SELECT NEUTRAL

you have made an attempt to change

select neutral

 

gear ranges without the gearbox

 

 

 

being in NEUTRAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

SLOW DOWN

your current road speed is too high

stop the vehicle before

 

to perform a transfer box range

changing range

 

change

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Seats

FRONT SEATS

Seat adjustment is only possible when the starter switch is turned to positions ’I’ or ’II’, or with a front door open when the switch is at position ’0’.

WARNING

To avoid injury, ensure that fingers are kept clear of the seat tracks when adjusting the seats.

To avoid the risk of loss of control and personal injury, DO NOT adjust the driver’s seat whilst the vehicle is in motion.

ENSURE that the adjustable backrests are not reclined by more than 15 degrees when the vehicle is in motion.

An inflating airbag can cause facial abrasions and other injuries. The injurious affects of airbag inflation can be minimised by ensuring driver and passenger are seated correctly, with the seat moved back as far as is practical, and the seat belts worn correctly.

The following functions are available:

Seat forward & rearward

Push and hold the switch forwards or backwards to move the seat to the desired position.

WARNING

Your vehicle is fitted with side impact airbags, The use of seat covers not approved for use with Range Rover side airbags will REDUCE OR ELIMINATE THE EFFECTIVENESS of those airbags in a crash.

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Seats

Seat cushion height

Push the switch up or down to raise or lower the cushion.

Seat cushion angle

Twist the switch forward or back to tilt the front or rear of the seat cushion to the desired position.

Lumbar support adjustment

Press the upper button to increase, and the lower button to reduce, lumbar support.

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Seats

Head restraint adjustment

Raise or lower the switch, until the head restraint is level with the back of the head.

WARNING

Head restraints are designed to support the back of the head (NOT THE NECK) and to restrain rearward movement of the head in the event of a collision. The restraint must be positioned level with the head to be effective. Failure to properly position the head restraint will increase the potential for ’serious’ injuries.

Do not drive, or carry passengers with the head restraints removed.

Seat back adjustment

Twist the switch forward or backward, until the desired seat back angle is achieved.

WARNING

DO NOT allow occupants to travel with the seat backs reclined steeply rearwards. Optimum benefit is obtained from the seat belt, with the seat back angle set to 15 degrees from the upright (vertical) position. Failure to maintain the correct seat back angle will reduce the effectiveness of the seat belts and increase the risk of serious injury or death in a crash.

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Seats

Folding armrests

An adjustable folding armrest is fitted to the inboard side of the front seats.

Pull the armrest down into the horizontal position, then turn the knob at the end of the armrest to set the desired angle.

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Seats

DRIVER’S SEAT/MIRRORS MEMORY

FACILITY

CAUTION

Before activating the seat/mirror memory, ensure that the area immediately surrounding the seats is clear of obstructions.

Your vehicle can memorise two different driver seating and mirror positions. To store the positions in the system memory, the starter switch must be turned to either position ’I’ or ’II’ and the transmission must NOT be in reverse gear.

Set the driver’s seat and both door mirrors to the required positions and store the settings by pressing and holding the SEAT MEMORY switch, together with either switch 1 or 2, for 2 seconds. ’MEMORY 1 STORED’ or ’MEMORY 2 STORED’ will be displayed on the message centre to confirm the storing action.

To recall your stored position, after the seat or mirrors have been moved by another driver, press and hold the appropriate switch (1 or 2); the seat and mirrors will return to the position stored by that memory switch. Once they have reached their memory positions, a tone will sound to confirm that the operation is complete.

NOTE: If the memory positions are stored whilst the lights are on, the illumination level of the instrument panel will also be stored in the memory.

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Seats

Driver’s seat one-touch operation

The one-touch function is operated by briefly pressing the relevant memory switch (1 or 2). The seat will then automatically move to the memory position.

’One touch’ operation can be cancelled at any time by pressing either of the memory switches or any of the seat axis switches. Pressing either of the seat memory switches stops all movement immediately: pressing one of the axis switches cancels the memory seat movement, but starts the seat moving in the direction of the switch which is pressed. Release the switch to stop all movement.

Automatic transmission: the one-touch function is NOT available when the engine is running and the gearshift lever is out of ’P’ (park).

Key activated memory seats

The key activated memory seat facility enables the handsets to be used to recall seat and mirror positions when you UNLOCK the doors.

If the vehicle had been superlocked using a handset, then pressing the UNLOCK BUTTON on handset 1 for more than 11/2 seconds, causes the driver’s seat and both mirrors to move to the position stored by memory switch 1. Pressing the UNLOCK BUTTON on handset 2 for more than 11/2 seconds, causes the driver’s seat and both mirrors to move to the position stored by memory switch 2.

Passenger seat memories

The operation of the passenger seat memories is the same as that for the driver’s, apart from the following:

One-touch operation is available whenever normal memory operation is available.

Passenger seat memories do not include the mirror positions or instrument panel illumination levels.

The message centre will not confirm the storing of a memory position.

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Seats

REAR SEAT

WARNING

DO NOT adjust any part of a seat whilst the vehicle is in motion. Vehicle movement may cause the unlatched seat to suddenly shift, potentially causing injury.

To avoid injury, ensure your fingers are clear of the seat latches when folding the rear seats.

Folding the rear seats

One, or both parts of the split rear seat, can be either partially folded to provide a useful horizontal surface, or fully folded to further increase the rear loadspace. Before folding either part of the rear seat, ensure that the outer rear seat belts are correctly stowed in their belt clips (see illustration). To avoid damaging the centre seat belt, roll the buckle neatly and stow it in the space provided at its anchor point in the centre of the rear seat.

To fold either part of the rear seat, press the appropriate release button ’A’, then fold the backrest down to position 1. To further increase the loadspace, fold the backrest and seat base together to position 2.

When returning the rear seat to its normal position, ensure that the backrest is securely latched in place before driving.

NOTE: If the seat base is not fully latched in position, it will not be possible to raise the backrest.

WARNING

When the seat is returned to the upright position the latching mechanism should be visually checked and physically tested, to ensure that the latch is secure before driving. In a frontal impact, if the rear seat is not secured (fully latched), it may swing forward contacting the seat in front of it, increasing the risk of injury or death to occupants in those seats.

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Seats

Rear seat armrest

Pull on the tab at the top of the armrest and fold down to the horizontal position.

Rear head restraint adjustment

Head restraints are designed to restrain rearward movement of the head in the event of a collision.

Lift to raise the head restraint. Depress the button to lower or remove the head restraint.

Tilt the angle of the restraint to ensure it is as close to the back of the head as possible.

WARNING

Always adjust the height of the head restraint level with the back of the head, not the neck.

DO NOT carry passengers with the head restraints removed.

Failure to have the head restraint installed and properly adjusted will increase the potential for serious injuries.

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Seat belts

SEAT BELT SAFETY

WARNING

Seat belts are life saving equipment. In a collision, occupants not wearing a seat belt will be thrown around inside, or possibly thrown out of the vehicle. This is likely to result in more serious injuries than would have been the case had a seat belt been worn. It may even result in loss of life! Don’t take chances with safety!

DO make sure ALL occupants are securely strapped in at all times - even for the shortest journeys.

The airbag supplementary restraint system (SRS) is designed to add to the overall effectiveness of the seat belts, it DOES NOT replace them. SEAT BELTS MUST ALWAYS BE WORN.

Ensure that all seat belts are worn correctly - an improperly worn seat belt increases the risk of death or serious injury in the event of a collision.

DO use the seat belts to secure items of luggage that are to be carried on the seats - in the event of an accident, loose items become flying missiles capable of causing serious injury, or even death.

WARNING

DO NOT fit more than one person into a belt; this could result in the occupants striking each other and causing injury in the event of a crash.

DO NOT use, or attempt to fit, a seat belt that is twisted or obstructed in any way that could impede its smooth operation. If a belt is twisted, it must be straightened before use. Using a twisted or obstructed seat belt could increase the risk of injury in a crash.

ALWAYS use the seat belt lock (buckle) nearest the wearer. If the belt is locked in the wrong place, the seat belt will not fit correctly and may ride up over the abdomen, causing serious internal injury in a crash.

DO NOT wear the shoulder belt under your arm. In an accident this could increase your chances of being injured.

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Seat belts

WEARING SEAT BELTS CORRECTLY

WARNING

Fastening the inertia reel belts

Maladjustment of the seat belt could reduce its effectiveness in a crash, thereby increasing the risk of serious injury or death.

Draw the belt over the shoulder and across the chest, and then insert the metal tongue plate into the lock nearest the wearer - a ’CLICK’ indicates that the belt is securely locked.

In some circumstances, perhaps due to the vehicle being parked on a slope, the inertia mechanism may engage, preventing the initial extension of a belt. This is not a fault - ease the belt free and use it.

Adjust the seat belt to eliminate any slack in the webbing. DO NOT slacken the webbing by holding the belt away from the body - to be fully effective, the seat belt must remain in full contact with the body at all times. Also, ensure that the lap belt fits as low on the hips as possible and that the shoulder belt passes across the shoulder without slipping off or pressing on the neck (see also ’Seating positions’ in the ’Airbag SRS’ section of this handbook).

Upper anchorage adjustment

The height of the seat belt upper anchorage can be adjusted for comfort AND safety. Press and hold the button (arrowed in upper illustration) to raise or lower the anchorage. For safety, the seat belt should always be worn with the webbing crossing the shoulder midway between the neck and the edge of the shoulder.

Ensure that the anchorage is correctly located in one of the height positions before driving.

For children and young adults where the seat belt cannot be properly positioned, the use of a booster seat appropriate to the age and size of the child is recommended.

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Seat belts

Lap belts

The rear central seating position is fitted with a lap belt. To adjust, pull the slider (arrowed in illustration) along the belt and feed the webbing through the buckle until the belt is comfortably tight. Insert the metal tongue plate into the lock nearest the centre of the seat, and fit as low as possible on the hips (never on the abdomen).

Wearing seat belts during pregnancy

The seat belts have been designed for all adults, including pregnant women. In a crash situation any occupant is less likely to be injured whilst correctly restrained by a seat belt. However, pregnant women should wear the lap belt as low on the hips as possible to avoid pressure on the abdomen.

Women should consult their doctor to establish the best use of seat belts during pregnancy.

WARNING

Seat belts are designed to bear upon the bony structure of the body (pelvis, chest and shoulders), and can only be worn safely with the seats in a normal, upright, position.

ALWAYS fit the lap strap as low on the hips as possible (never across the abdomen) and ensure that the diagonal belt passes across the shoulder without slipping off or pressing on the neck.

DO NOT travel with the seat backs reclined steeply rearward. Optimum benefit is obtained when the seat is reclined no more than 15 degrees from the upright (vertical) position. A steeply reclined seat could allow a passenger to slip under either the shoulder or the lap belt.

DO NOT wear the shoulder belt under your arm. In an accident this could increase your chances of being injured.

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Seat belts

SEAT BELT PRE-TENSIONERS

The seat belt pre-tensioners activate in conjunction with the airbag SRS and provide additional protection in the event of a severe frontal impact on the vehicle (see ’Airbag SRS’). The pre-tensioners automatically retract the seat belts fitted to the front seats. This reduces any slack in both the lap and diagonal portions of the belts, thereby reducing forward movement of the belt wearer in the event of a severe frontal collision.

The airbag SRS warning light on the instrument panel will alert you to any malfunction of the seat belt pre-tensioners.

If the pre-tensioners have been activated, the seat belts will still function as restraints, and must be worn in the event that the vehicle remains in a driveable condition.

NOTE: The seat belt pre-tensioners will NOT be activated by rear, side or minor frontal impacts.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

The seat belt pre-tensioners will only be activated once and then MUST BE REPLACED. Failure to replace the pre-tensioners will reduce the effectiveness of the vehicle’s restraint systems.

After any frontal impact, the seat belts and pre-tensioners must be checked and, if necessary, replaced.

In the interests of safety, it is recommended that removal or replacement of the front seats, seat belts and pre-tensioners should only be carried out by qualified personnel with the use of factory specified parts.

Disposing of vehicles

If you sell your vehicle, be sure to inform the new owner that the vehicle is fitted with pre-tensioners.

If your vehicle is to be scrapped, unactivated pre-tensioners are potentially very dangerous and must be safely deployed in a controlled environment by qualified personnel, before a vehicle is scrapped.

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Seat belts

CHILD RESTRAINTS FOR SMALL CHILDREN

AND BABIES

Children are more likely to receive injuries from inflating airbags than taller occupants (see ’Airbag SRS’). For this reason, it is strongly recommended that infants and children too small for adult seat belts should be restrained in the rear of the vehicle in a child safety seat or restraint system appropriate to their age and/or size.

All infant and child restraint systems are designed to be secured in vehicle seats by means of a lap belt or the lap portion of a lap/shoulder belt. Always ensure that the manufacturer’s fitting instructions are followed exactly.

Accident statistics show that children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seating positions than in the front.

WARNING

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD A REARWARD FACING CHILD SEAT BE INSTALLED IN ANY FRONT PASSENGER SEAT POSITION. If the passenger airbag inflates, it could impact with the child restraint, causing serious injury or death.

Children could be endangered in a crash if their child restraints are not properly secured in the vehicle.

DO NOT allow a baby or infant to be carried on the lap. The force of a crash can increase effective body weight by as much as 30 times, making it impossible to hold on to the child.

Young adults and children typically require the use of a booster seat appropriate to their age and size, thereby enabling the seat belts to be properly fitted, reducing the risk of injury in a crash.

DO NOT use a child seat that hooks over the seat back. This type of seat cannot be satisfactorily secured, and is unlikely to be safe for your child.

Never leave a child unattended in your vehicle.

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Seat belts

Tether straps

For child seats designed to use a top tether strap, your Range Rover is equipped with three tether strap anchorages, located over the tailgate (as illustrated). These anchorages are designed to only be used for tether compatible child restraint systems, fitted in the three rear seating positions.

Tether strap installation:

1.Verify that the child seat is equipped with or appropriate for use with top tether straps. If in doubt, consult the child seat manufacturer for confirmation.

2.Remove the appropriate tether strap anchorage cover.

3.Attach the tether strap to the child seat, following the child seat manufacturer’s instructions.

4.Install the child seat using the vehicle seat belt as per the child seat manufacturer’s instructions.

5.Route the tether strap over the seat back, under the headrest.

6.Attach the hook to the appropriate tether strap anchorage point (the one directly behind the child seat).

7.Tension the tether strap to the child seat manufacturer’s instructions.

NOTE: The front and outside rear passenger seat belts are fitted with a locking mechanism, to further secure a child seat - see ’Seat belt locking mechanism’.

WARNING

ALWAYS follow the child seat manufacturer’s instructions when installing a tether strap.

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Seat belts

Seat belt locking mechanism

The seat belts fitted to the front passenger seat and two outer rear seats, have a special locking mechanism, which aids the securing of child restraint systems. The mechanism used to secure a child restraint is operated as follows:

1.Attach the seat belt to the child restraint in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

2.Insert the metal tongue of the seat belt into the lock ensuring that it engages with a ’click’.

3.Pull on the shoulder section of the belt until it is fully extended.

4.Allow the belt to retract. A ’clicking’ sound will confirm that the mechanism has engaged.

5.Remove slack from the mechanism, by pulling upwards on the shoulder belt, immediately above the child restraint.

6.Evaluate the tightness of the installation by rocking the child seat back and forth to ensure that it is tight and stable.

7.If the child seat needs to be tightened further, remove the metal tongue of the seat belt from the buckle and feed some of the shoulder belt back into the reel (thus making the belt shorter). Then reattach the metal tongue into the buckle (if done properly it will require some effort).

8.Re-evaluate the tightness of the system. If the child seat is too loose, repeat the above procedure making the belt incrementally shorter (and therefore tighter). It may be necessary to put your weight onto the seat (to compress the seat cover) to be able to fasten the belt.

To turn off the child restraint seat belt locking feature, allow the seat belt to fully retract.

The centre rear seating position is fitted with a lap belt which can be manually tightened to secure the infant or child restraint system. Older children should use the lap/shoulder belt fitted to the outer seating positions.

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Seat belts

CARE & MAINTENANCE OF SEAT BELTS

WARNING

DO NOT allow foreign matter (particularly sugary food and drink particles) to enter the seat belt locks - such substances can render the locks inoperative.

Regularly inspect the belt webbing for signs of fraying, cuts and wear, also paying particular attention to the condition of the fixing points and adjusters.

DO NOT bleach or dye the webbing. Clean the webbing using warm water and non-detergent soap only - allow to dry naturally and DO NOT retract or use the belts until they are completely dry.

Always replace a seat belt that has withstood the strain of an impact or shows signs of fraying.

Testing inertia reel belts

From time to time, carry out the following tests:

1.With the seat belt fastened, give the webbing near the buckle a quick upward pull. The buckle must remain securely locked.

2.With the webbing half unreeled, hold the tongue plate and give it a quick forward pull. The mechanism must lock automatically and prevent any further unreeling of the belt.

3.With the seat belt unfastened, unreel the webbing to the limit of its travel. Check that unreeling is free from snatches and snags.

If a seat belt should fail any of these tests, contact your retailer immediately.

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