Rover DISCOVERY 2003 Owner Manual

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Owner's Handbook

Publication Part No. LRL 0545NAS

© Land Rover 2002

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

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

Owner's Handbook

Congratulations on acquiring your new Land Rover Discovery. Please take the time to become acquainted with your vehicle by reading this handbook. Together with the Passport to Service book, this handbook provides information you will need to derive maximum pleasure from owning and driving your new vehicle.

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

IMPORTANT

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.

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 the retailer, except in respect of personal injury caused by the negligence of the manufacturer or the retailer.

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Contents

Quick Guide

Quick Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Introduction

Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

California Proposition 65 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Controls & Instruments

Locks & Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

Airbag SRS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Door Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Instruments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

Warning Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Audible Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Lights & Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Wipers & Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

Electric Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80

Heated Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85

Interior Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

Interior Mirror & Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

Rear Door & Step . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97

Loadspace Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98

In-Car Telephones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99

In-Car Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

Land Rover HomeLink® . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

Driving & Operating

Starting & Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

Catalytic Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112

Fuel Filling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114

Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118

Transfer Gearbox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121

Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126

Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130

Hill Descent Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131

Active Cornering Enhancement . . . . . . . . 133

Self-levelling Suspension . . . . . . . . . . . . 135

Park Distance Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138

Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139

Load Carrying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144

Off-Road Driving

Off-Road Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147

Driving Techniques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151

On-Road Driving

On-Road Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159

Owner Maintenance

Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165

Hood Opening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169

Engine Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170

Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171

Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174

Spark Plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175

Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176

Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178

Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179

Active Cornering Enhancement . . . . . . . . 180

Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181

Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182

Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183

Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186

Cleaning & Vehicle Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190

Identification Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193

Parts & Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195

Emergency Information

Wheel Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199

Emergency Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204

Towing the Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206

Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208

Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215

Technical Data

Technical Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229

Contents

Quick Guide

GENERAL DATA

Recommended fuel octane

Premium unleaded, 90-92 pump octane.

Fuel tank capacity

25 gallons (95 liters)

Tire pressures - Normal load

Front: 207 kPa (30 psi)

Rear: 262 kPa (38 psi)

Tire pressures - Maximum load

Front: 207 kPa (30 psi)

Rear: 317 kPa (46 psi)

Recommended engine oil

For moderate climates, use 10W/40 oil that meets API service grade SG or SH.

For more extreme climates, see ‘Engine Oil Temperature ranges’ in the ‘Technical Data’ section of this handbook.

NOTE: One quart is required to raise the level on the dipstick from ‘min’ to ‘max’.

For full technical data listings, please refer to the ‘Technical Data’ section of this handbook.

*An asterisk appearing within the text, identifies features or items of equipment that are either optional, or are only fitted to some vehicles in the model range.

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Quick Guide

FASCIA CONTROLS

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

16

15

14

13

12

11

10

H4390

 

 

1.

Lighting and direction indicator controls

9.

Main gear selector lever

2.

Horn switches

10.

Electric window switches

3.

Instrument panel

11.

Handbrake

4.

Cruise control switches*

12.

Fascia panel switches

5.

Windscreen wiper/washer controls

13.

Starter switch

6.

Heater/air conditioning controls

14.

Steering column height adjuster

7.

Door locking switch

15.

Remote radio controls*

8.

Transfer gear lever

16.

Electric mirror adjuster

NOTE: The precise specification and location of the controls may vary according to territorial requirements and from model to model within the vehicle range.

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Quick Guide

INSTRUMENT PANEL

2

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

7

 

6

 

5

 

4

 

H4397

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Temperature gauge

5.

Trip recorder reset button

 

 

2.

Tachometer

6.

Total distance (odometer), trip recorder

3.

Speedometer

 

and selected gear indicator

 

 

7.

Anti-theft alarm indicator light

 

 

4.

Fuel gauge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE: This is a brief overview of the instrument panel. For a more detailed description of each instrument, please refer to ‘INSTRUMENT PANEL’, page 62.

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Quick Guide

WARNING LIGHTS

2

3 4

5

6 7

8

6

9

10 11

1

12

21

13

 

20 19 18 17 16 15 14

H4517

1.Transfer gearbox in neutral (RED).

2.Hill descent control (GREEN).

3.Parking brake/low brake fluid (RED).

4.Traction control (AMBER).

5.Service engine soon (AMBER).

6.Direction indicators (GREEN).

7.Anti-lock braking system (AMBER).

8.Headlight high beam (BLUE).

9.Supplemental restraint system - airbags (RED).

10.Off-road - height adjustment (AMBER).

11.Trailer direction indicators (GREEN).

12.Transmission oil temperature (RED).

13.Seat belt reminder (RED).

14.Automatic transmission - Sport mode (GREEN).

15.Battery charging (RED).

16.Automatic transmission - Manual mode (GREEN).

17.Active cornering enhancement (RED/AMBER).

18.Low oil pressure (RED).

19.Self levelling suspension (AMBER).

20.Hill descent control ‘failure’ (AMBER).

21.Differential lock* (AMBER).

NOTE: This is a brief overview of the warning lights, for more information concerning warning light functionality, please refer to ‘WARNING LIGHTS’, page 64 and also ‘AUDIBLE WARNINGS’, page 69.

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Quick Guide

LIGHTS & INDICATORS

Direction indicators

2

1

H2448

Side, tail and instrument panel lights

Turn lighting switch to position 1.

Headlights

Turn lighting switch to position 2.

Daylight running lights*

The headlights illuminate automatically, when the starter switch is turned to position ‘II’.

Headlight high and dipped beams

H2449

Pull the lever fully towards the steering wheel to change headlight beams.

H2582

Move the lever DOWN to indicate a LEFT turn, and UP to indicate a RIGHT turn.

NOTE: For further information concerning operation of the lights, please refer to ‘DIRECTION INDICATORS’, page 70 and ‘LIGHTS’, page 70.

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Quick Guide

WIPERS & WASHERS

The wipers and washers will only operate when the starter switch is turned to position ‘I’ or ‘II’.

3

2

1

H2450

Intermittent wipe

Turn switch to position 1.

Normal speed wipe

Turn switch to position 2.

Fast speed wipe

Turn switch to position 3.

Single wipe

Pull the lever down and release immediately.

NOTE: With the lever held down, the wipers will operate at fast speed until the lever is released.

Variable delay (intermittent wipe)

H2451

Rotate the switch to vary the delay between wipes.

Windscreen washers

H2452

Pull the lever towards the steering wheel. The windscreen wipers will operate in conjunction with the washers.

Headlight washers*

When the headlights are illuminated, the headlight washers operate automatically in conjunction with every third operation of the windscreen washers.

NOTE: For further information concerning operation of the wipers and washers, please refer to ‘WINDSCREEN WIPERS’, page 73.

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Quick Guide

BINNACLE SWITCHES

P

H4441

Front fog lights*

Operation and function of the front fog lights are described under

‘Front fog lights*’, page 71.

Rear fog guard lights

Operation and function of the rear fog guard lights are described under ‘Rear fog guard lights’,

page 71.

Fuel filler flap

The functions of the fuel filler flap are described under ‘LOCKING AND UNLOCKING THE FUEL

FILLER FLAP’, page 114.

Park distance control

Operation and function of the park distance control as described

under ‘USING THE PARK DISTANCE CONTROL’, page 138.

Rear window wash/wipe

The functions of the wash/wipe switch are described under ‘Rear window wash/wipe’, page 75.

Rear window wiper

The functions of the rear window wiper switch are described under

‘Rear window wiper’, page 75.

Cruise control

Operation and functions of the

cruise control switch are described under ‘CRUISE CONTROL’,

page 124.

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Quick Guide

FASCIA SWITCHES

H4392

Hill descent control (HDC)

Press to select hill descent control (see ‘HILL DESCENT CONTROL’,

page 131).

Hazard warning lights

Press to operate (see ‘HAZARD

WARNING LIGHTS’, page 72).

Heated front screen*

Press to operate (see ‘Heated front screen*’, page 85).

Off-road suspension mode*

Press to raise or lower the

suspension to or from off-road height (see ‘SELF-LEVELLING

SUSPENSION*’, page 135).

Heated rear window

Press to operate (see ‘Heated rear window’, page 85).

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Quick Guide

CLIMATE CONTROL

2

6

7

2

TEMP

H4726

5

4

1

1.Auto mode: Press for fully automatic operation.

2.Temperature control: Operate to set the individual left and right hand required temperatures.

3.Defrost mode: Press to defrost or demist the windscreen.

4.Economy mode: Press to shut down the air conditioning. The controls can then be used as a conventional heater.

5.On/off control

6.Blower button

3

8

9

7.Air distribution control: Air distribution changes incrementally with each press, in the following sequence

Face level vents

Foot and face level vents

Foot level vents

Foot level, windscreen and side window vents

Windscreen and side window vents

8.External temperature: Press to display the external temperature (for approximately 6 seconds).

9.Air recirculation: Press to prohibit entry of air from outside the vehicle - some settings override recirculation after a given time.

NOTE: For more information concerning the operation of the climate control system, see ‘AIR CONDITIONING CONTROLS’, page 81.

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Quick Guide

AUDIO SYSTEM CONTROLS

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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13

 

14

 

15

ICE0920

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.On/off volume control

2.CD mode select

3.Tape mode select

4.Cassette compartment

5.Cassette eject

6.Tape reverse

7.Dolby B select1: Press to activate or de-activate Dolby noise reduction.

8.Program type selector (PTY)

9.Audio function select: Press to select the desired audio setting, then use the volume control to adjust.

10.Tuning buttons: Press to search up or down through a waveband (radio) or track listing (CD). Press to fast forward or rewind during cassette play.

11.Station pre-sets/CD selection buttons:

Press the appropriate button to recall a pre-set radio station. Press to select the appropriate CD in the magazine.

12.Manual tuning selector

13.FM band selector

14.Scan mode selector: Press to scan through an entire waveband.

15.AM band selector

NOTE: For more information concerning the operation of your audio system, see your In-car Entertainment handbook.

1Noise reduction manufactured under license. Dolby and the double ‘D’ symbol are trade marks of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation.

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Quick Guide

AUDIO/NAVIGATION SYSTEM CONTROLS

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

ON

 

 

TP

 

CD

Rad

Nav

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Info

 

 

 

NAVIGATION SYSTEM

 

 

 

OK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NAVISYS

 

 

12

 

11

 

 

10

 

 

ICE 1242

 

 

 

 

 

1.

On/Off

9.

Display/CD eject button

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press briefly to fold display panel

2.

Tone button

 

 

forwards.

3.

Display

 

 

Press and hold to eject a CD.

10.

Right rotary control

 

 

 

 

4.

Traffic programme button

 

 

Turn to select a menu item, press to

5.

Security light

 

 

confirm selection.

11.

Multifunction buttons

6.

CD mode selection button

12.

Left rotary control

7.

Radio mode selection button

 

 

Press to display information, rotate to

8.

Navigation mode selection button

 

 

adjust the volume.

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE: For more information concerning the operation of your audio system, see your In-car Entertainment handbook.

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Quick Guide

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Introduction

Introduction

REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 BEFORE YOU DRIVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 WARNINGS IN THIS HANDBOOK. . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 SYMBOLS USED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 PASSPORT TO SERVICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING . . . . . 20 WARNING LABELS ATTACHED TO THE VEHICLE 20 GEARBOX SELECTOR LEVER LABELS. . . . . . . . . 21 SUN VISOR LABELS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 ENGINE COMPARTMENT LABELS . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 ANTI-THEFT PRECAUTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 IN AN EMERGENCY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 BREAKING-IN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

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Introduction

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.

Auto safety hotline

To contact NHTSA, you may either 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.

BEFORE YOU DRIVE

Your Discovery has a higher ground clearance and hence, a higher center 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 vehicle 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 maneuvers. As with other vehicles of this type, failure to operate the Discovery correctly may result in loss of control or vehicle rollover. For important safety information, be sure to read the ‘On-Road’ and ‘Off-Road’ driving guidelines given later in this handbook.

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Introduction

WARNINGS IN THIS HANDBOOK

WARNING

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

SYMBOLS USED

The following symbols used within the handbook call your attention to specific types of information.

This recycling symbol identifies items that must be disposed of safely in order to

prevent unnecessary damage to the environment.

This symbol identifies features that can be adjusted or disabled/enabled by a Land

Rover retailer

*An asterisk appearing within the text, identifies features or items of equipment that are either optional, or are only fitted to some vehicles in the model range.

PASSPORT TO SERVICE

The Passport to Service book included in your literature pack contains important vehicle identification information, details of your entitlement under the terms of the Land Rover warranty, as well as useful consumer advice.

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

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. In addition, certain fluids contained in vehicles and certain products of component wear contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

WARNING

Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds. Wash hands after handling.

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 utilizes very high voltages. DO NOT touch any ignition components while the starter switch is turned on!

NOTE: Always read warning information labels.

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Introduction

GEARBOX SELECTOR LEVER LABELS

SUN VISOR LABELS

H4693

! WARNING

DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur

Children 12 and under can be killed by the air bag

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

The airbag system must be serviced 10 years from the date of manufacture shown on the certification plate

H4760

(For Differential Lock equipped vehicles).

Information concerning the operation of the transfer gearbox with the automatic gearbox is printed on the center console. This is important information and must be understood fully with reference to the ‘TRANSFER GEARBOX’,

page 121 of this handbook, before using the transfer gearbox.

H2662A

Information concerning the airbag SRS is attached to the sun visor as illustrated above.

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Introduction

! WARNING: HIGHER ROLLOVER RISK

Avoid Abrupt Maneuvers

and Excessive Speed.

Always Buckle Up.

See Owner's Manual

For Further Information

AIR BAG

WARNING

FLIP VISOR OVER

2015

1980

1940

mm

mm

mm

 

 

 

79.5

78.0

76.5

INS

INS

INS

H3056A

Also note the labels affixed to the outer side of the sun visor, which detail the vehicle's standard ride height, both with and without an open sunroof, and alert owner's to the need to be aware of the higher rollover risk, associated with a utility vehicle of this type (see also the relevant warning earlier in this section).

PASSENGER AIRBAG LABEL

WARNING

Children Can Be KILLED or INJURED by Passenger Air Bag

The back seat is the safest place for children 12 and under.

Make sure all children use seat belts or child seats.

H4727

Information concerning the passenger airbag is attached to the passenger airbag cover on the fascia as illustrated above, (see ‘AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTARY RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)’, page 54).

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Introduction

SAE LAND ROVER

J 639

A/C R134a CF3 CH2F

700g –25g

(25 –1oz)

+780g –25g

(32 –1oz)

CAUTION

PAG

OIL

ND

 

8

180ml

 

(

(6.3 fl oz

 

180ml

 

B

(6.3fl oz)

SYSTEM TO BE SERVICED BY QUALIFIED PERSONNEL. A

 

C

 

 

LAND ROVER

EPA APPROVED

VACUUM ROUTINGDIAGRAM

VEHICLE EMISSION CONTROL INFORMATION

I/M TESTING EXEMPTION

 

 

TEST GROUP : 3LRXT04.6002

LOADED I/M TESTING OF

CHARCOAL

FUEL TANK

 

DISPLACEMENT : 278 CU IN./4.6 LITER

PERMANENT FOUR WHEEL DRIVE

CANISTER

BRAKE

EVAP.FAMILY : 3LRXE0124001 ( 86.130-96 procedures)

OR TRACTION CONTROL EQUIPPED

 

SERVO

EXHAUST ECS : SFI/2TWC/2HO2S(2)

VEHICLES MUST BE CONDUCTED

 

 

SPARK PLUG GAP : 0.038-041 ION. / 0.95-1.05 MM

ON A FOUR WHEEL DRIVE SPEED

 

 

NO ENGINE ADJUSTMENT REQUIRED

SYNCHRONISED DYNAMOMETER

 

 

OTHERWISE NON LOADED TEST

 

 

CATALYST

PROCEDURE MUST BE PERFORMED

 

 

OBD II CERTIFIED

PURGE

 

 

 

 

THIS VEHICLE CONFORMS TO U.S. EPA REGULATIONS

 

VALVE

 

 

 

 

APPLICABLE TO GASOLINE-FUELED 2003 MODEL YEAR

 

 

 

NEW LIGHT DUTY TRUCKS

46PBGBBE

 

BAC103270

H4401

 

 

 

ENGINE COMPARTMENT LABELS

Various labels are fixed inside the engine compartment, the number, position and content of which may vary from model to model. The following illustration locates labels of specific importance and is included for guidance only.

A.Air conditioning label

B.Keep clear of rotating parts

C.Emission control label

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Introduction

ANTI-THEFT PRECAUTIONS

While 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.

IN AN EMERGENCY

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Remember the breakdown safety code

If a breakdown occurs while travelling:

Wherever possible, consistent with road 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 motorway, pull well over to the inside of the hard shoulder.

Switch on hazard lights.

If possible, position a 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 traffic, to a safe area away from the vehicle as a precaution in case your Discovery is accidentally struck by another vehicle.

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Introduction

BREAKING-IN

Proper breaking-in will have a direct bearing on the reliability and smooth running of your vehicle throughout its life.

In particular, the engine, gearbox, brakes and tires need time to ‘bed-in’ and adjust to the demands of everyday motoring. During the first 500 miles (800 km), it is essential to drive with consideration for the running-in process and heed the following advice:

LIMIT maximum road speed to 70 mph (110 km/h) or 3,000 rev/min. Initially, drive the vehicle on a light throttle and only increase engine speeds gradually once the breaking-in distance has been completed.

DO NOT operate at full throttle or allow the engine to labor in any gear.

AVOID fast acceleration and heavy braking except in emergencies.

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26

Controls & Instruments

Locks & Alarm

KEYS AND HANDSETS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 ALARM SYSTEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 REMOTE HANDSET BATTERY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 CHILD-PROOF LOCKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 DOOR LOCKING CUT-OFF SWITCH . . . . . . . . . . . 34 ALARM OR HANDSET DIFFICULTIES. . . . . . . . . . 35

Seats

SITTING CORRECTLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 POWER OPERATED FRONT SEATS . . . . . . . . . . . 36 HEAD RESTRAINTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 FOLDING ARMRESTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 HEATED FRONT SEATS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 FOLDING THE REAR SEATS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 OCCASIONAL REAR SEATS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Seat Belts

SEAT BELT SAFETY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 WEARING SEAT BELTS CORRECTLY. . . . . . . . . . 45 SEAT BELT PRE-TENSIONERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 CARING FOR SEAT BELTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

Child Restraints

CHILD RESTRAINTS FOR SMALL CHILDREN AND BABIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 CHILD RESTRAINTS FOR LARGER CHILDREN . . 49 ‘LATCH’ TYPE CHILD RESTRAINTS . . . . . . . . . . . 51 TETHER STRAP ANCHORAGES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Airbag SRS

AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTARY RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 HOW THE AIRBAG SRS WORKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 CHILD SEATS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 SERVICE INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Steering Column

STEERING COLUMN ADJUSTMENT . . . . . . . . . . 60

Door Mirrors

EXTERIOR MIRRORS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Instruments

INSTRUMENT PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 PANEL ILLUMINATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

Warning Lights

INSTRUMENT PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

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Audible Warnings

AUDIBLE WARNINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Lights & Indicators

DIRECTION INDICATORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 LIGHTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 FOG LIGHTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 HAZARD WARNING LIGHTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72

Wipers & Washers

OPERATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 WINDSCREEN WIPERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 WINDSCREEN WASHER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 HEADLIGHT WASHERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 REAR WINDOW WIPER AND WASHER . . . . . . . 75

Horn

HORN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

Electric Windows

ELECTRIC WINDOW CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

Sunroof

 

ELECTRIC SUNROOF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Air Conditioning

VENTILATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 AIR CONDITIONING CONTROLS. . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 GENERAL NOTES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

Heated Screens

HEATED FRONT SCREEN AND REAR WINDOW . 85

Interior Equipment

FRONT INTERIOR & LOADSPACE LIGHTS . . . . . 86 REAR INTERIOR LIGHTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 GLOVEBOX LIGHT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 CLOCK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 COIN TRAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 CIGAR LIGHTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 ASHTRAYS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 UNDER SEAT STOWAGE BOX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 AUXILIARY POWER SOCKET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 CUP HOLDERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 CUBBY BOX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 SUN VISOR VANITY MIRROR ILLUMINATION . . 92

Interior Mirror & Compass

INTERIOR REAR-VIEW MIRROR . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 COMPASS FUNCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

COMPASS ZONES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95

Rear Door & Step

REAR DOOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 REAR STEP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97

Loadspace Cover

LOADSPACE COVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98

In-Car Telephones

IN-CAR TELEPHONES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99

In-Car Entertainment

RADIO AERIAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 IN-CAR ENTERTAINMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 HEADPHONE CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 RADIO REMOTE CONTROLS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101

Land Rover HomeLink®

HOMELINK® TRANSMITTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

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Locks & Alarm

KEYS AND HANDSETS

You have been supplied with two remote handsets with integral keys which operate all locks.

The key number is stamped on a tag attached to the key ring. Check that the key number has been entered in the space provided on your Security card.

If required, additional handsets can be programmed into the system by your retailer.

If the remote handset is lost, contact a Land Rover retailer, who can supply replacement units.

NOTE: Keep the security card and the spare handset in a safe place - NOT IN THE VEHICLE!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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

This device may not cause harmful interference.

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

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

Transmitter FCC ID: N5FVALTX3

Receiver FCC ID: N5VALTR3

ALARM SYSTEM

H4402

All Discovery vehicles are fitted with a sophisticated electronic anti-theft alarm system. Some vehicles are equipped with a number of additional security features, some of which are selectable options and some are standard features. In order to ensure maximum security and operating convenience, you are strongly advised to gain a full understanding of the features and alternatives available, by thoroughly reading this section of the handbook.

Using the remote handset

While it is not necessary to point the handset at the vehicle, the handset must be within range of the vehicle when a button is pressed. Note that the operating range may vary depending upon handset battery condition and may sometimes be limited by physical and geographical factors beyond your control. From a security point of view, it may not be wise to unlock unless you are within a few feet of the vehicle.

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Locks & Alarm

Handset buttons

3

1

2

H4690

1.Unlock (Land Rover) button

2.Lock (Padlock) button

3.Handset indicator light

Locking

With the remote handset:

Press the lock (padlock symbol) button once:

all doors are locked

engine immobilised

perimetric alarm activated (protects the doors, hood and taildoor)

The direction indicator lights flash once to confirm that the vehicle is secure and the antitheft alarm indicator light (in the instrument panel) starts to flash.

With the key:

Insert the key and turn the door lock towards the rear of the vehicle:

all doors locked

engine immobilised

perimetric alarm activated (protects the doors, hood and taildoor)

The direction indicator lights flash once to confirm that the vehicle is secure and the anti-theft alarm indicator light (in the instrument panel) starts to flash.

Unlocking

With the remote handset:

Press the unlock (Land Rover) button once to disarm the alarm and unlock the all the doors or, if single point entry is enabled, the driver's door only (also see ‘Single point entry (if enabled)’, page 32).

In either case, the direction indicator lights flash once and the interior lights illuminate.

With the key:

In addition to remote handset operation, the door can be unlocked and the alarm disarmed manually using the key.

Superlocking (if enabled)

Superlocking provides greater security by immobilising the interior door handles, thereby preventing an intruder from gaining entry by smashing a window and reaching inside the vehicle to operate the door handles.

Provided all the doors are fully closed; Superlocking is activated by pressing the handset lock button twice within one second or turning the door lock to the lock position with the key twice within one second.

The direction indicator lights will flash three times after superlocking has been activated and once after superlocking has been de-activated.

WARNING

For safety, NEVER use Superlocking if passengers are to remain inside the vehicle - in an emergency they would not be able to escape.

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Locks & Alarm

Anti-theft alarm indicator light

H2546

This light provides information about the status of the alarm system, as follows:

When the vehicle is locked:

The light flashes rapidly while the alarm is arming itself. After ten seconds, the light adjusts to a slower frequency and continues to flash as an anti-theft deterrent until the alarm is disarmed.

If the engine is immobilised (even though the alarm has been disarmed):

The light may flash slowly, or be illuminated continuously, until the engine is remobilised.

If the alarm has been triggered:

The light will flash rapidly when the alarm is disarmed until the starter switch is turned to position II.

If the remote handset battery power is low:

The light will flash rapidly for ten seconds after the handset has been used when the driver's door is opened.

Mislock

If the driver's door is not fully closed when the handset lock button is pressed, the alarm sounder or vehicle horn will sound once, indicating a mislock. In this case, none of the doors will lock and the alarm system will not be armed.

If a passenger door or other aperture is not fully closed when the handset lock button is pressed, the alarm sounder or vehicle horn will sound once, indicating a mislock. However, the ‘partial arming’ attributes of the security system will enable as much of the system to be armed as possible (all fully closed door or hood apertures will be protected, but an open door will not!). As soon as the open aperture is closed, the system will automatically revert to a fully armed state.

NOTE: If a mislock occurs as a result of an open door, the superlocking features will not be activated.

The mislock audible warning can be disabled by a Land Rover retailer.

If the alarm sounds

If the alarm is triggered, the alarm sounder or vehicle horn will sound for 30 seconds before switching off and resetting itself to the same protection status that existed prior to the alarm being triggered.

To silence the alarm, press either button on the remote handset.

Headlight courtesy delay (if enabled)

When locking the vehicle, the remote handset can be used to illuminate the headlights for 30 seconds. At night this will make it easier for you to unlock the garage, or walk to your house in safety. Operate this feature at the same time as you lock the car, by keeping the handset LOCK button pressed for more than 2 seconds (the doors lock and alarm system arms in the usual way).

To extinguish the lights before the 30 second illumination period has expired, press the lock button again.

The headlight courtesy delay can be disabled by a Land Rover retailer.

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Locks & Alarm

Single point entry (if enabled)

This is a personal security feature, which enables the driver's door only to be unlocked, leaving the other doors in a locked state. It can be operated by the remote handset as follows:

press the unlock button once to unlock the driver's door.

press a second time (within one minute) to unlock the remaining doors.

Single point entry can be disabled by a Land Rover retailer.

Interior locking switch

H4538

This is a personal security feature which allows the driver to lock (or unlock) all the doors from inside the vehicle (while driving or with the vehicle stationary). Press the lower part of the switch to lock (the alarm will not be armed), and the upper part to unlock.

NOTE: If the locks have already been superlocked, the switch will not release the locks.

Interior door handles and door sill locking buttons

From inside the vehicle, each door can be individually locked by depressing the appropriate door sill button. However, doors cannot be unlocked by raising the sill button.

Use the door handles to unlock, as follows:

First operation of the door handle unlocks the door.

Second operation of the door handle opens the door.

Speed-related locking*

This security feature locks all the doors automatically when the vehicle speed exceeds 4 mph, and unlocks the doors as soon as the starter switch is turned off (provided the doors had previously been locked by the

speed related feature).

Note speed-related locking is not selectable by the driver, and that operation of the door locks by any other means (interior locking switch on the fascia panel, for example) will disable the speed-related locking function for the remainder of the journey, or until the starter switch is turned off and on again.

Speed related locking can be selected or deselected by a Land Rover retailer.

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Locks & Alarm

REMOTE HANDSET BATTERY

The battery should last for approximately three years dependent upon use. When the battery needs to be replaced will be apparent from the following symptoms:

A gradual deterioration in range and performance.

The alarm indicator light in the instrument panel will flash rapidly for 10 seconds after the driver's door is opened.

Always fit a Land Rover YWX10003L or a Panasonic CR2032 replacement battery (available from a Land Rover retailer).

CAUTION: The handset contains delicate electronic circuits and must be protected from impact and water damage, high temperatures and humidity, direct sunlight and the effects of solvents, waxes and abrasive cleaners.

Battery replacement

2.Insert the screwdriver blade as shown in the right hand inset and then carefully slide it along the joint towards the key to release the back of the handset.

3.Use a small flat-bladed screwdriver to prise the battery from its mounting (see illustration), taking care to avoid touching the circuit board or the metal battery contacts.

4.Fit the new battery, ensuring that correct polarity is maintained (‘+’ side facing up). Finger marks will adversely affect battery life; if possible, avoid touching the flat surfaces of the battery and wipe them clean before fitting.

5.Press the two halves of the handset firmly together and ensure that both halves are fully joined to prevent dirt or moisture from entering the handset.

The handset is now ready for use.

H2794

1.With the handset face down, insert the blade of a small flat-bladed screwdriver into the slot at the rear of the handset (see inset) and prise the back upwards.

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Locks & Alarm

CHILD-PROOF LOCKS

DOOR LOCKING CUT-OFF SWITCH

H4405

Move the locking levers on the rear doors and taildoor down to engage the child locks.

With the child-proof locks engaged, neither the rear doors nor the taildoor can be opened from inside the vehicle, thereby avoiding the risk of a door being opened accidentally while the vehicle is moving.

WARNING

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

H4406

An inertia switch, operational only with the starter switch in position ‘II’ and the alarm disarmed, prevents the doors centrally locking (or if the doors are locked, will unlock them) in the event of an accident or sudden impact.

When the switch operates, the direction indicator lights flash (if market permits), until the system is reset by turning the starter switch on and off, and opening and closing the driver's door.

Note that doors cannot be locked again until the switch is reset. The inertia switch also cuts off the fuel supply (see ‘FUEL CUT-OFF SWITCH’, page 117).

WARNING

Always check for fuel leaks before resetting the switch!

Activating the switch when the fuel system has been damaged (evidenced by fuel leakage or fuel odor) will cause additional fuel leakage increasing the risk of fire and personal injury.

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Locks & Alarm

ALARM OR HANDSET DIFFICULTIES

Alarm goes off unexpectedly.

Ensure all windows, doors, hood and sunroof(s)

 

are closed.

 

 

Vehicle will not start.

Press unlock button on handset. If it still will not

 

start, consult your Land Rover retailer.

 

 

Hazard lights don't flash when alarm is

Ensure all doors and the hood are fully closed.

armed.

 

 

 

Doors unlock and hazard lights start to

The inertia switch has been triggered - see

flash when vehicle is in motion.

‘DOOR LOCKING CUT-OFF SWITCH’, page 34. If

 

fault continues, consult your Land Rover

 

retailer.

 

 

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Seats

SITTING CORRECTLY

o

.30 max

H4691

The seats, head restraints, seat belts and airbags all contribute to the protection of the occupants. Optimal use of these components will give you more protection. Therefore, observe the following points:

Sit in the most upright position with the base of your spine as far back as possible and the backrest not reclined more than 30 degrees.

Adjust the head restraints so that the top of the head restraint is level with the upper portion of the head.

Do not move the front seat too close to the instrument panel. The driver should hold the steering wheel with slightly bent arms. The legs should also be slightly bent so that the pedals can be pressed to the floor.

The seat belt should rest in the center of the shoulder. The lap part should fit tightly

across the hips and not on the stomach.

POWER OPERATED FRONT SEATS

WARNING

To reduce the risk of loss of control and personal injury, DO NOT adjust the driver's seat while the vehicle is in motion.

The seat adjustment controls are situated on the side of the centrally mounted cubby box.

Seat adjustment is only possible when the starter switch is turned to position ‘II’ or for 45 seconds after opening the driver's door.

Forward/backward adjustment

H2623

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

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Seats

Seat cushion angle adjustment

Seat cushion height adjustment*

H2624

Twist the switch to tilt the seat cushion to the desired position. Note that the front and rear of the switch work independently - the front raising or lowering the front of the cushion, the rear of the switch similarly controlling the rear of the seat cushion.

H2625

On the driver's seat only, the height of the seat cushion can be adjusted. Push the switch up or down to raise or lower the cushion.

Lumbar support adjustment*

H2626

Push the switch up to increase support to the lumbar region of the back. Lower the switch to reduce lumbar support.

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Seats

Seat back adjustment

HEAD RESTRAINTS

H2627

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

WARNING

DO NOT travel with the seat backs reclined steeply rearwards. Sit in the most upright position with the base of your spine as far back as possible and the seat back not reclined more than 30 degrees from the vertical.

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.

H2465

Pull the head restraint up or down until the cushion 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.

DO NOT drive or carry passengers with the head restraints removed from occupied seats, or adjust the head restraints while the vehicle is in motion.

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

Head restraint removal

Turn both mounting collars fully anti-clockwise and pull the restraint upwards to remove.

After replacing a head restraint turn the mounting collars clockwise.

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Seats

FOLDING ARMRESTS*

HEATED FRONT SEATS*

H2553

Some vehicles are fitted with adjustable front seat armrests, which can be either stowed vertically in line with the seat backrest when not required, or folded horizontally to serve as an arm/elbow rest.

The height/angle of each armrest can be adjusted by turning the knob set into the end of the armrest: clockwise to raise and anti-clockwise to lower.

H2517

With the starter switch turned on and the engine running, press the switches to operate the heating elements in either the driver's or front passenger seat (the indicator light in the switch illuminates). Press a second time to switch off.

The seat heaters are thermostatically controlled and operate intermittently to achieve and then maintain a predetermined temperature between 79°F and 97°F (26° - 36°C).

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

The seat heaters consume considerable power from the battery. For this reason, they should ONLY be operated while the engine is running.

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Seats

FOLDING THE REAR SEATS

H2493

WARNING

DO NOT adjust any part of a seat while the vehicle is in motion.

Vehicle movement may cause the unlatched seat to suddenly shift, potentially causing injury.

One or both parts of the split rear seat can be either partially or fully folded to further increase the rear loadspace, using the following instructions:

H2549

1.Remove the loadspace cover (see

‘LOADSPACE COVER*’, page 98).

2.To release either part of the backrest, lift the lever shown in the inset, and then fold the backrest onto the seat base.

3.Ensure the outer head restraints are fully lowered, the armrest is stowed and the center head restraint is removed.

4.To release the seat base, pull the release strap upward (arrowed in illustration). With backrest and seat base released, the assembly can be folded forward as shown.

5.Ensure the loadspace cover is stowed in the rear passenger seat footwell, under the stowed seat.

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Seats

Returning the seat to the upright position

Push the seat assembly back onto the floor - the floor catches should latch with the base of the seat. Then raise the backrest.

If the backrest cannot be raised easily, DO NOT force it. This indicates that the seat base has not fully engaged with the floor catches (note that the seat assembly is designed to prevent the backrest from being raised unless the seat is properly secured to the floor).

With the seat base secure, the backrest can be raised and locked in position (none of the RED panel on the release lever should be visible when the backrest is correctly latched). Ensure that any head restraints which were removed, are repositioned before driving the vehicle. Finally, refit the loadspace cover.

WARNING

After the seat is returned to the upright position, the latching mechanism should be checked and physically tested to ensure that both the seat base and backrest are 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.

OCCASIONAL REAR SEATS*

NOTE: The occasional rear seats are fitted with an interlock that prevents the seat back from being raised if the seat is not latched to the floor properly.

WARNING

For safety, before driving with passengers seated in the occasional rear seats, ensure that all occupants are properly restrained. All unbelted occupants will be subjected to a greater risk of injury or death in a crash or rollover than belted occupants.

Do not carry passengers in the occasional rear seats if a dog guard is fitted between the second row of seats and the loadspace. In the event of a crash or rollover, occupants of these seats could impact with a dog guard so increasing the risk of injury.

Erecting the seats

1

H3045

1.Push the outboard lever (shown in inset) and hold to release the seat from its stowed position.

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Seats

2

H3046

2.Swing the seat away from the vehicle side, at the same time lifting and turning it towards the horizontal.

4

3

H3047

3.Lower the seat to the loadspace floor, PUSHING DOWN FIRMLY to ensure that the floor latch has fully engaged.

4.Pull the backrest into the upright position.

NOTE: The backrest cannot be raised unless the seat is securely latched to the floor.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Remember to unfold the head restraints from the roof before driving.

Stowing the seats

NOTE: Before stowing a seat, ensure that the drinks tray to the side of the seat has been emptied, and that the seat belt buckle is folded down to prevent it from becoming trapped between the backrest and cushion.

2

1

H3049

1.Push the backrest release lever forward to unlock the backrest.

2.Fold the backrest fully forward.

3

H3050

3.Turn the twist grip (moving part of the bar on the back of the seat) fully forward to release the floor latch, and start to lift the seat from the loadspace floor.

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Seats

4

H3051

4.Continue lifting, at the same time turning the seat into a vertical position.

5

H3052

5.Push the seat firmly into the vehicle side, ensuring that the seat has engaged fully with the securing catch.

6.Stow the head restraints (see opposite).

Head restraints

NOTE: The head restraints for use with the occasional rear seats are hinged from the roof.

H3544

1.To unfold a head restraint, pull the handle (arrowed in illustration) forward and swing the restraint down from the roof. Stow the head restraint when not in use by pulling down the handle and pushing the restraint back flush with the roof.

WARNING

DO NOT drive with occupants in the occasional rear seats unless the head restraints are unfolded. Failure to unfold the head restraints from the roof when that seat is occupied 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 can 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 properly 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 supplemental 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 can increase 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.

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Seat Belts

WEARING SEAT BELTS CORRECTLY

Fastening the seat belts

H2488

Inertia reel belts are fitted to all front and rear seating positions, and also to the occasional rear seats*.

Draw the belt over the shoulder and across the chest and, ensuring that the webbing is not twisted, insert the metal tongue plate into the buckle 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.

Positioning the belt

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 rearwards. Sit in the most upright position with the base of your spine as far back as possible and the seat back not reclined more than 30 degrees from the vertical. Seat belts are only effective when they are properly positioned on the body - 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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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 while 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.

Upper anchorage adjustment (front seats only)

H2491

The height of the seat belt upper anchorage can be adjusted for comfort AND safety. Squeeze the control between finger and thumb 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.

WARNING

Misadjustment of the seat belt could reduce its effectiveness in a crash. Always ensure that the anchorage is correctly located and properly locked in one of the height positions before driving and DO NOT adjust the height once the vehicle is in motion.

Where possible, rear seat passengers should adjust their position on the seat to enable the seat belt webbing to cross the shoulder without pressing on the neck.

WARNING

Always transport children 12 years and under in the second row seats and always properly use appropriate child restraints.

For children that are too small to fit the 3-point seat belt properly, the use of appropriate child safety seats or belt-positioning booster seats is recommended.

NOTE: For additional information, (see ‘CHILD RESTRAINTS FOR SMALL CHILDREN AND BABIES’, page 49).

Releasing the belt

Press the RED button on the seat belt buckle.

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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 ‘HOW THE AIRBAG SRS WORKS’, page 56). 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 (see ‘WARNING LIGHTS’, page 64).

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, however, for the pre-tensioner to work properly again, it must be replaced.

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

WARNING

The seat belt pre-tensioners will only be activated once and then MUST BE REPLACED by a Land Rover retailer. Failure to replace the pre-tensioners will reduce the efficiency of the vehicle's front restraint systems.

After any frontal impact, always have the seat belts and pre-tensioners checked and, if necessary, replaced by a Land Rover retailer.

In the interests of safety, it is recommended that removal or replacement of the front seats and seat belts, with the use of factory-specified parts, should ONLY be carried out by a Land Rover retailer.

Service information

WARNING

DO NOT attempt to service, repair, replace, modify or tamper with any part of the pre-tensioner and airbag SRS, or wiring in the vicinity of a pre-tensioner or airbag SRS component; this could cause the system to activate, resulting in personal injury.

After fifteen years from the original date of registration (or the installation date of a replacement pre-tensioners), some components will need to be replaced by a Land Rover retailer (note the ‘Seat belt pre-tensioner replacement date’ shown in the Passport to Service).

In addition, ALWAYS contact your retailer if:

an airbag inflates.

a pre-tensioner activates.

the front or side of the vehicle is damaged, even if the pre-tensioner has not activated.

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CARING FOR 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, and also pay 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 shows signs of webbing wear or has withstood the strain of a severe vehicle impact.

Testing inertia reel belts

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

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

Partially unreel the webbing, then hold the tongue plate and give it a quick forward pull. The mechanism must lock automatically and prevent any further unreeling.

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

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Child Restraints

CHILD RESTRAINTS FOR SMALL CHILDREN AND BABIES

Infants and children too small for adult seat belts should be restrained in a child safety seat or restraint system appropriate to their age and/or size.

Child seats and restraint systems designed for your vehicle will be one of two types:

Those secured in vehicle seats by lap belts (or the lap belt portion of a lap/shoulder belt),

‘LATCH’ type child restraints employing anchor bars built into the rear seat frame.

All new and most older type child restraint systems incorporate a tether strap which can be attached to an anchorage point on the vehicle. Information about tether strap attachment points and the seat belt locking mechanism, which is used to restrain child seats and restraints, is shown later in this section.

CAUTION: When fitting child seats and restraint systems, always ensure that the manufacturer's fitting instructions are followed exactly. Note that crash statistics show that children are safer when properly restrained in the rear (2nd row) seating positions than in the front.

CHILD RESTRAINTS FOR LARGER CHILDREN

In a situation where a child is too large to fit into a child safety seat, but is still too small to safely fit the 3 point seat belt properly, a booster seat should be used for maximum safety. Follow the manufacturer’s fitting instructions exactly, then adjust the seat belt to suit.

WARNING

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.

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.

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

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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Vehicles fitted with a passenger airbag

Children under 12 years should travel in the rear of the vehicle at all times. Crash statistics show that children are safer when properly restrained in the rear (2nd row) seating positions than in the front.

However, if it is essential that a child travel in the front, set the seat fully rearward and seat the child in a FORWARD FACING child seat.

The above symbol affixed to the passenger side fascia panel of your vehicle, warns against the use of a REAR FACING child seat in the front passenger seat, when a passenger airbag is fitted.

WARNING

EXTREME HAZARD! Do not use a rearward facing child restraint on a seat protected by an airbag in front of it. There is a risk of serious injury or death when the airbag deploys.

Seat belt locking mechanism

All front passenger and second row seat belts have a special locking mechanism which aids the securing of child restraints. The mechanism is used to secure a child restraint 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 all 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 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 webbing back into the reel (thereby shortening the belt). Then reattach the metal tongue into the buckle (if the belt has been tightened correctly, this will take some effort).

8.Re-evaluate the tightness of the installation. If the child seat is still 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 cushion) in order to fasten the belt.

To deactivate the locking mechanism, unlatch the seat belt and allow it to fully retract.

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