Rover FREELANDER 2005 Owner Manual

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OWNER’S HANDBOOK

Publication Part No. LRL 18 02 50 501

© Land Rover 2004

Introduction

This handbook covers all versions of the Freelander model and, together with the other books in the literature pack, provides the information you 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 different aspect of 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 Freelander 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.

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 in this handbook, therefore, may not apply to your particular vehicle.

To include changes made after the handbook is printed, it is sometimes necessary to issue one or more handbook supplements. When reading this handbook, check the literature pack for possible supplements.

Any further updates will be posted on the Land Rover internet site and can be accessed at www.landrover.com in the Owner Information area.

* 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.

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

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 the Service Division of Land Rover.

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

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Contents

Quick Overview

Using The Remote Handset . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Facia Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Instrument Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Warning Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Lamps & Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Wipers & Washers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Centre Console Switches - 5 Door . . . . . . 11

Centre Console Switches - 3 Door . . . . . . 12

Heater Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Window Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Gas Station Guide

Fuel Filler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Opening The Hood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Tire Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

General Information

General Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21

Controls & Instruments

Keys & Handsets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31

Facia Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32

Locks & Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35

Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44

Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49

Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

Airbag SRS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62

Instruments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63

Warning Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66

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

Lamps & Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70

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

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

Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80

Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85

Roof Panels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87

Heating & Ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89

Interior Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95

Rear Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

Loadspace Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

In-Car Telephones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104

Audio System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105

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Contents

Driving & Operating

Starting & Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109

Catalytic Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114

Fuel System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116

Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . .121

Hill Descent Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126

Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128

Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130

Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134

Softback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135

Hardback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146

Roof Bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150

Taildoor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153

Load Carrying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154

Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157

On-Road Driving

On-Road Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163

Off-Road Driving

Off-Road Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169

Driving Techniques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .173

Owner Maintenance

Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181

Hood Opening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .185

Engine Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .186

Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .187

Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .191

Spark Plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .192

Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193

Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .195

Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .197

Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .198

Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .199

Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200

Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .204

Cleaning & Vehicle Care . . . . . . . . . . . . .216

Identification Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220

Parts & Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .221

Emergency Information

Wheel Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225

Emergency Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231

Towing The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234

Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236

Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242

Technical Data

Lubricants & Fluids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257

Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259

Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260

Electrical System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261

Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262

Wheels & Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263

Tire Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263

Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265

Tow Bar Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266

Vehicle Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267

Towing Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268

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Quick Overview

Using The Remote Handset

H5023

Unlocking

Your vehicle may be configured for Single Point Entry. This personal security feature unlocks only the driver’s door and disarms the alarm when the handset unlock button (1) is pressed once.

To unlock all the remaining doors, press the handset button a second time.

Your Land Rover Retailer can disable Single Point Entry so that a single press of the handset button will open all doors and disable the alarm see ‘Single point entry’, page 38.

1

2

H5298

 

Locking

Press the lock button (2) once to lock all doors and arm the alarm system.

If an opening (door, tailgate, hood etc.) is not closed properly, the vehicle horn will sound a warning see ‘Mislock’, page 37.

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Quick Overview

Facia Controls

1

2

 

3

4

 

7

6

5

 

H5141

 

 

 

 

1.

Exterior mirror control

5.

Ignition switch

2.

Lighting and direction indicator controls

6.

Cruise control switches

3.

Windscreen wiper/washer controls

7.

Steering column adjustment lever

4.

Heater/Air conditioning controls

 

 

NOTE: This is a brief overview of the facia controls. For further details please refer to ‘FACIA CONTROLS’, page 32.

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Quick Overview

Instrument Panel

1

2

 

3

H5778

6

5

4

1.

Tachometer

4.

Digital display

2.

Coolant temperature gauge

5.

Fuel gauge

3.

Speedometer

6.

Arrowhead indicates side of the fuel filler

NOTE: This is a brief overview of the instrument panel, for more information, please refer to ‘INSTRUMENT PANEL’, page 63.

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Quick Overview

Warning Lights

1

2

3

4

5

H5110

7

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Service engine soon (AMBER).

5.

ABS (AMBER).

2.

Low oil pressure (RED).

6.

Parking brake & brake system (RED).

3.

Service engine (AMBER).

7.

Battery charging (RED).

4.

Airbag SRS (RED).

 

 

NOTE: This is a brief overview of the warning lights, for more information concerning warning light functionality, please refer to ‘INSTRUMENT PANEL’, page 66.

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Quick Overview

Lamps & Indicators

Direction indicators

 

2

 

1

H5094

H5093

1.Side, tail lamps and instrument panel lights

2.Headlamps

Headlamp high and low beams

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

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

H5095

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

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Quick Overview

Wipers & Washers

The wipers and washers will only operate when the ignition switch is turned to position 'I' or 'II'.

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2

1

H5096

1.Intermittent wipe

2.Normal speed wipe

3.Fast speed wipe

Single wipe

Pull the lever down and release immediately.

Variable delay (intermittent wipe)

H5098

Rotate the inner switch to vary the delay between wipes.

Windshield wipers

H5099

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

NOTE: For further information concerning operation of the wipers and washers, please refer to ‘WINDSHIELD WIPERS’, page 73 and ‘WINDSHIELD WASHERS’, page 74.

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Quick Overview

Centre Console Switches - 5 Door

1

4

2

5

3

6

7

8

 

9

 

10

 

H5142

 

 

1.

Heated front screen

6.

Heated passenger’s seat*

2.

Heated rear screen

7.

Hill Descent Control

3.

Heated driver’s seat*

8.

Parking brake

4.

Air conditioning

9.

Sunroof

5.

Recirculated air supply

10.

Electric taildoor glass

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Quick Overview

Centre Console Switches - 3 Door

1

4

2

5

3

6

7

8

 

9

 

10

 

11

 

12

 

H5235

 

 

1.

Heated front screen*

7.

Hill Descent Control

2.

Heated rear screen

8.

Parking brake

3.

Heated driver’s seat*

9.

Driver’s window control

4.

Air conditioning

10.

Passenger’s window control

5.

Recirculated air supply

11.

Interior locking switch

6.

Heated passenger’s seat*

12.

Electric taildoor glass

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Quick Overview

Heater Controls

1

2

3

 

 

4

 

 

5

H5834

 

 

1. Air distribution control

Rotate to select air distribution:

Air to face vents.

Air to face vents and foot outlets.

Air to foot outlets.

Air to foot outlets and windscreen.

All air to windscreen.

2.Air blower control

3.Air temperature control

NOTE: For further information concerning operation of the heater controls, please refer to ‘HEATER CONTROLS’, page 90.

4. Air conditioning button

With the engine running, press to operate. The indicator light in the switch illuminates when the air conditioning is switched on.

5. Air recirculation button

Press to recirculate air inside the vehicle (indicator light illuminates). Air recirculation prevents the heating system from taking in fresh air from outside the vehicle, therefore stopping the entry of traffic fumes.

Maximum air conditioning

For maximum air conditioning operation, press the air conditioning button (4) and the air recirculation button (5).

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Quick Overview

Window Controls

3 door vehicles

5 door vehicles

1

2

3

4

 

5

H5038

H5239

 

1.Left hand front window.

2.Right hand front window.

3.Left hand rear window.

4.Right hand rear window.

5.Isolation switch for rear door window switches.

Press the bottom half of a switch to open and the upper half to raise a window - for further information, please refer to ‘ELECTRIC WINDOW CONTROLS’, page 80.

Press the bottom half of a switch to open and the upper half to raise a window - for further information, please refer to ‘ELECTRIC WINDOW CONTROLS’, page 80.

Removing the “boom”

If a resonance/booming sound occurs with only the rear windows open, lowering a front window about an inch (2.5 cm) will change the frequency of the air volume moving in/out of the vehicle and thus lessen or remove the booming sound.

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Gas Station Information

Fuel Filler

The fuel filler is located in the rear right-hand fender.

Insert the key in the lock, turn it anti-clockwise and allow any pressure inside the tank to escape, before removing the cap

NOTE: The key cannot be removed from the filler cap unless the cap is correctly positioned in the filler neck.

H5115

 

Fuel Type

Gasoline vehicles

Unleaded 87 AKI minimum

 

 

NOTE: For more detailed information, see ‘FUEL FILLING’, page 119.

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Gas Station Information

Opening The Hood

1.From inside the vehicle, pull the hood release handle located on the right hand side of the facia at knee height.

2.Lift the hood safety catch lever and raise hood.

3.Support the hood in the raised position with the hood stay.

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1

2

H5261

Engine oil top up

 

Gasoline vehicles - 2.5 litre V6

0W/40, 5W/40 or 5W/50 oil to API service

 

level SJ or ACEA A3 specification.

 

 

Cooling system top up

 

All vehicles

50% mix of fresh water and ethylene glycol

 

based anti freeze (containing no methanol).

 

 

NOTE: For more detailed information, see ‘HOOD OPENING’, page 185.

Tire Pressures

Air pressure naturally increases in warm tires (after the vehicle has been driven for a while). if you have to check warm tires, you should expect the pressures to have increased between 30 and 40 kPa, (0.28 and 0.41 bar or 4 and 6 PSI). In this circumstance, NEVER let air out of the tires in order to match the recommended pressures.

Loading condition

 

kPa

bar

PSI

All driving conditions (all tire sizes)

Front & Rear

211

2.1

30

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE: For more detailed information, see ‘TIRE PRESSURES’, page 264.

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General Information

REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING . . . . . 21

SYMBOLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

WARNINGS IN THIS HANDBOOK. . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

INFORMATION LABELS IN THE ENGINE

COMPARTMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

SUN VISOR LABELS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

PASSENGER AIRBAG LABELS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

TIRE INFORMATION LABELS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

ANTI-THEFT PRECAUTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

IN AN EMERGENCY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

ON-BOARD EVENT DATA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

BREAKING-IN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

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General Information

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. If it subsequently finds that a safety related 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 and your retailer and/or Land Rover North America.

AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE

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.

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 while the ignition switch is turned on.

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.

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General Information

SYMBOLS

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

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

order to prevent unnecessary damage to the environment.

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

Land Rover Retailer.

WARNINGS IN THIS HANDBOOK

WARNING

Safety warnings are included in this handbook. These indicate either a procedure which must be followed precisely, or information that should be considered with great care in order to avoid the possibility of personal injury or serious damage to the vehicle.

HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS

WARNING

Your vehicle has a higher ground clearance and, hence, a higher centre of gravity than ordinary passenger cars. This will result in different handling characteristics.

Inexperienced drivers should take additional care, particularly in off-road driving situations and when performing abrupt manoeuvres on unstable surfaces.

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General Information

INFORMATION LABELS IN THE ENGINE

COMPARTMENT

A/C

 

 

SAE

 

 

 

 

J

639

 

 

 

 

 

R134a CF3 CH2F

PAG

OIL

CAUTION

ND

8

 

USE ONLY APPROVED

430 g

25 g

 

120ml

 

5W-40 OR 5W-50 FULL

 

 

 

 

 

(

 

 

(

SYNTHETIC ENGINE OIL

( 15 oz

1oz

( 4.1 fl

oz

SEE HANDBOOK

FOR SPECIFICATIONS

CAUTION

SYSTEM TO BE SERVICED BY QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.

LAND ROVER

 

EPA APPROVED

 

 

I/M TESTING EXEMPTION

VEHICLE EMISSION CONTROL INFORMATION

 

 

 

T E S T G R O U P : 4 L R X T 0 2 . 5 0 0 1

LOADED I/M TESTING OF

D I S P L A C E M E N T : 1 5 2 C U I N . / 2 . 5 L I T E R

PERMANENT FOUR WHEEL DRIVE

E VA P. FA M I LY : 4 L R X R 0 1 2 4 0 0 2 ( 8 6 . 1 3 0 - 9 6 p r o c e d u r e s )

OR TRACTION CONTROL EQUIPPED

E X H AU S T E C S : S F I / 2 T W C / 2 H O 2 S ( 2 )

VEHICLES MUST BE CONDUCTED ON

S PA R K P L U G G A P : 0 . 0 3 8 - 0 4 1 I N . / 0 . 9 5 - 1 . 0 5 M M

A FOUR WHEEL DRIVE SPEED

C E R T I F I C AT I O N F U E L : C A L I F O R N I A P H A S E 2 G A S O L I N E

SYNCHRONISED DYNAMOMETER

NO ENGINE ADJUSTMENT REQUIRED

OTHERWISE NONLOADED TEST

PROCEDURE MUST BE PERFORMED

 

 

 

CATALYST

OBD II CERTIFIED

THIS VEHICLE CONFORMS TO U.S. EPA REGULATIONS APPLICABLE TO 2004 MODEL YEAR NEW INTERIM NON TIER 2 BIN 8 LIGHT-DUTY TRUCKS AND CALIFORNIA REGULATIONS APPLICABLE TO 2004 MODEL YEAR NEW LEV 1 ULEV EQUIVALENT LIGHT DUTY TRUCKS

H5246

/ATTENTION

UTILISER UNIQUEMENT DE L'HUILE MOTOR SYTHETIQE APPROUVEE 5W-4- OU 5W-50

CONSULTER LE MANUEL

DU CONDUCTEUR POUR

LES SPECIFICATIONS

VACUUM ROUTING DIAGRAM

FUEL TANK

CHARCOAL

CANISTER

PURGE

VALVE

BAC000803

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

Air conditioning label

Engine oil label

Keep clear of rotating parts

Emission control label

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General Information

SUN VISOR LABELS

! WARNING: HIGHER ROLLOVER RISK

Avoid Abrupt Maneuvers

and Excessive Speed.

Always Buckle Up.

See Owner's Manual

For Further Information

AIR BAG AND

ROLLOVER

WARNINGS

FLIP VISOR OVER

H4032

Take note of the warnings concerning the airbag SRS, and risk of vehicle rollover.

PASSENGER AIRBAG LABELS

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.

H5247

Take note of the warning concerning the airbag SRS and safe seating of small children.

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General Information

TIRE INFORMATION LABELS

Tire pressure label/placard (USA only)

MFD BY LANDROVER IN THE UK

DATE : MM/YY GVWR: 2060KG (4542LB)

GAWR FRONT: 1080KG (2381LB)

195/80R15 TIRES, 5.5JX15 RIMS, AT 207KPA (30PSI) COLD 215/65R16 TIRES, 6.0JX16 RIMS, AT 207KPA (30PSI) COLD 225/55R17 TIRES, 7.0JX17 RIMS, AT 207KPA (30PSI) COLD 255/50R18 TIRES, 7.0JX18 RIMS, AT 207KPA (30PSI) COLD

GAWR REAR: 1120KG (2469LB)

195/80R15 TIRES, 5.5JX15 RIMS, AT 207KPA (30PSI) COLD 215/65R16 TIRES, 6.0JX16 RIMS, AT 207KPA (30PSI) COLD 225/55R17 TIRES, 7.0JX17 RIMS, AT 207KPA (30PSI) COLD 255/50R18 TIRES, 7.0JX18 RIMS, AT 207KPA (30PSI) COLD

THIS VEHICLE CONFORMS TO ALL APPLICABLE

U.S.FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY AND

THEFT PREVENTION STANDARDS IN EFFECT ON

THE DATE OF MANUFACTURE SHOWN ABOVE

TESTMARK1234567890

TYPE : MPV

PAINT : XXX

TRIM : XXX

TIRE AND LOADING INFORMATION

SEATING CAPACITY

TOTAL 5

FRONT 2

 

REAR 3

 

The combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed 387kg or 853lbs

 

ORIGINAL TIRE SIZE

 

COLD TIRE INFLATION PRESSURE

 

SEE OWNER’S

 

 

 

 

235/50R18

 

FRONT

207kpa, 30PSI

 

MANUAL FOR

RTC500490

COMPACT SPARE TIRE

 

COLD

TIRE INFLATION PRESSURE

 

INFORMATION

 

 

REAR

207kpa, 30PSI

 

ADDITIONAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

T195/80R15

 

 

207kpa, 30PSI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H5795N

Two tire information labels are visible on the pillar behind the driver’s door (also known as the 'B' pillar), giving information specific to the wheel and tire equipment fitted to the vehicle when it was built.

The top label contains information relating to tire and wheel sizes and recommended pressures for all wheel and tire combinations fitted to the Freelander.

The lower label contains the following information:

The maximum number of occupants (1), divided between the front (2) and rear (3) of the vehicle.

The vehicle capacity weight (4), which includes the weight of the driver, passengers and cargo.

Cold inflation pressures for the spare tire (5) and the front and rear tires (6).

The size of the tires (7) with which the vehicle was originally equipped.

NOTE: The label must not be changed, even if different wheels are fitted at a later stage.

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General Information

Tire pressure label/placard (Canada only)

LANDROVER

 

 

DATE : MM/YY

ICES/NMB - 002

GVWR/PNBV :

2060KG

( 4542LB )

 

GAWR FRONT/PNBE AVANT : 1080KG ( 2381LB )

TIRES/

RIMS/

PRESSURE (COLD) /

PNEUS

JANTES

PRESSION (A FROID) /

195/80R15

5.5JX15

207KPA

(30PSI) (30LB/PO2)

215/65R16

6.0JX16

207KPA

(30PSI) (30LB/PO2)

225/55R17

7.0JX17

207KPA

(30PSI) (30LB/PO2)

235/50R18

7.0JX18

207KPA

(30PSI) (30LB/PO2)

GAWR REAR/PNBE ARRIER : 1120KG ( 2469LB )

TIRES/

RIMS/

PRESSURE (COLD) /

PNEUS

JANTES

PRESSION (A FROID) /

195/80R15

5.5JX15

207KPA

(30PSI) (30LB/PO2)

215/65R16

6.0JX16

207KPA

(30PSI) (30LB/PO2)

225/55R17

7.0JX17

207KPA

(30PSI) (30LB/PO2)

235/50R18

7.0JX18

207KPA

(30PSI) (30LB/PO2)

VIN :

TESTVIN1234567890

TYPE : MPV/VTUM

 

H5796C

 

 

 

A tire information label is visible on the pillar behind the driver’s door (also known as the 'B' pillar).

The label contains information relating to tire and wheel sizes and recommended pressures for all wheel and tire combinations fitted to the Freelander.

NOTE: The label must not be changed, even if different wheels are fitted at a later stage.

ANTI-THEFT PRECAUTIONS

While it may be difficult to deter the 'professional' car thief, the majority of thefts are carried out by 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 belongings (or hide them from view).

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 that you can do to make your vehicle a less inviting target.

Park your vehicle where it will be clearly visible to 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.

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General Information

IN AN EMERGENCY

IMPORTANT

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 into a lay-by. If a breakdown occurs on a motorway, pull well over to the inside of the hard shoulder.

Switch on hazard warning lamps.

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 countries).

Consider evacuating passengers through nearside doors onto the verge as a precaution in case your vehicle is accidentally struck by other traffic.

ON-BOARD EVENT DATA

Service data recording

Service data recorders in your vehicle are capable of collecting and storing diagnostic information about your vehicle.

This potentially includes information about the performance or status of various systems and modules in the vehicle such as engine, throttle, steering or brake systems.

In order to properly diagnose and service your vehicle, Land Rover and service and repair facilities may access vehicle diagnostic information through a direct connection to your vehicle.

Event data recording

Other modules in your vehicle - event data recorders - are capable of collecting and storing data during a crash or near crash event. The recorded information may assist in the investigation of such an event. The modules may record information about both the vehicle and the occupants, potentially including information such as:

How various systems in your vehicle were operating.

Whether or not the driver and passenger seat belts were buckled.

How far, if at all, the driver was depressing the accelerator and/or the brake pedal.

How fast the vehicle was travelling.

Where the driver was positioning the steering wheel.

To access this information, special equipment must be connected directly to the recording modules. Land Rover do not access event data recorder information without obtaining consent, unless pursuant to court order or where required by law enforcement, other government authorities or third parties acting with lawful authority.

Other parties may seek to access the information independently of Land Rover.

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General Information

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 600 miles (1000 km) it is essential to drive with consideration for the breaking-in process and heed the following advice:

Limit your maximum road speed to 70 mph (110 km/h) and engine speed to 3000 rev/min. 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 labour in any gear.

Avoid fast acceleration and heavy braking except in emergencies.

After the breaking-in distance has been completed engine speeds may be increased gradually.

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Controls & Instruments

Keys & Handsets

KEYS AND HANDSETS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Facia Controls

FACIA CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Locks & Alarm

STEERING COLUMN LOCK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

ALARM SYSTEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

LOCKING THE VEHICLE AND ARMING THE

ALARM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

CHILD-PROOF LOCKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

ENGINE IMMOBILISATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

DOOR LOCKING CUT-OFF SWITCH . . . . . . . . . . . 41

REMOTE HANDSET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Seats

FRONT SEATS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Seat Belts

SEAT BELT SAFETY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

PREGNANT WOMEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

SEAT BELTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

SEAT BELT PRE-TENSIONERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

CARING FOR SEAT BELTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Child Restraints

CHILD RESTRAINTS FOR SMALL CHILDREN AND BABIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 CHILD RESTRAINTS FOR LARGER CHILDREN . . 54 TETHER STRAP ANCHORAGES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 ‘LATCH’ TYPE CHILD RESTRAINTS . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Airbag SRS

AIRBAG SRS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

HOW THE AIRBAG SRS WORKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

SERVICE INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Steering Column

STEERING COLUMN ADJUSTMENT . . . . . . . . . . 62

Instruments

INSTRUMENT PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

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Warning Lights

INSTRUMENT PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Audible Warnings

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

Lamps & Indicators

DIRECTION INDICATORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 LAMPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 FOG LAMPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 HAZARD WARNING LAMPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72

Wipers & Washers

OPERATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 WINDSHIELD WIPERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 WINDSHIELD WASHERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 REAR SCREEN WIPER AND WASHER . . . . . . . . 75

Horn

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

Mirrors

EXTERIOR MIRRORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 INTERIOR MIRROR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 VANITY MIRROR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

Windows

ELECTRIC WINDOW CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 ELECTRIC TAILDOOR GLASS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 REAR VENTILATOR WINDOWS

(3-door models) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

Sunroof

ELECTRIC SUNROOF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85

Roof Panels

ROOF PANELS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

Heating & Ventilation

VENTILATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 HEATER CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 USING YOUR HEATER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 FACE LEVEL VENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 AIR CONDITIONING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94

Interior Equipment

COURTESY & MAP READING LIGHTS (5-door models). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 COURTESY LIGHT (3-door models) . . . . . . . . . . 95 LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT LIGHT . . . . . . . . . . . 95

CLOCK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 GLOVEBOX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 DRIVER'S STORAGE AREA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 DRINKS STOWAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 CUP HOLDERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 SUN VISOR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 SUNGLASSES POCKET (3-door models) . . . . . . 99 ASHTRAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 CIGAR LIGHTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 OVERHEAD STOWAGE NETS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101

Rear Door

REAR DOOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

Loadspace Cover

LOADSPACE COVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

In-Car Telephones

IN-CAR TELEPHONES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104

Audio System

AUDIO EQUIPMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 RADIO AERIAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 REMOTE AUDIO CONTROLS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105

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Keys & Handsets

KEYS AND HANDSETS

H5022

You have been supplied with a pair of identical keys and two remote control handsets.

WARNING

Keep the spare key in a safe place - NOT IN THE VEHICLE.

The keys supplied with your vehicle are programmed to the vehicle's security system - they CANNOT be reprogrammed and the engine cannot be started without a valid programmed key. If a key is lost or broken, a replacement can be ordered only from a Land Rover Retailer.

NOTE: Land Rover Retailers do not stock spare keys, time has to be allowed for replacements to be programmed to your security system and then delivered to the retailer.

If you lose a key, contact your Land Rover Retailer; a key reported lost will be deactivated. If the key is later recovered, your Land Rover Retailer can have it reactivated.

IMPORTANT

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 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:

Receiver FCC ID:

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Facia Controls

FACIA CONTROLS

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1

 

2

 

3

 

4

 

5

 

6

 

7

 

8

 

9

 

10

 

11

 

12

 

13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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14

20

19

18

17

15

21

16

22

H5861

Controls Facia

Facia Controls

1.Exterior mirror control

2.Lighting and direction indicator controls

3.Horn

4.Tachometer

5.Fuel gauge

6.Coolant temperature gauge

7.Speedometer

8.Horn

9.Instrument illumination control

10.Windscreen wiper/washer controls

11.Clock display

12.Hazard warning switch

13.Audio system

14.Heater/Air conditioning controls

15.Gear lever

16.Hill descent control

17.Ignition switch

18.Remote cruise control switches

19.Remote audio controls*

20.Cruise control master switch

21.Parking brake

22.Centre console switches (3 Door shown)

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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Locks & Alarm

STEERING COLUMN LOCK

H3522

To unlock the steering column

Insert the key FULLY and turn the ignition switch to position 'I'. A small movement of the steering wheel may be necessary to disengage the steering lock while turning the switch.

To lock the steering column

Turn the key to position '0' and withdraw it from the ignition switch. Turn the steering wheel slightly until the lock engages.

WARNING

Once the steering lock has engaged, it is impossible to steer the vehicle. DO NOT remove the key or turn the ignition switch to position ‘0’ while the vehicle is in motion.

ALARM SYSTEM

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

LOCKING THE VEHICLE AND ARMING THE ALARM

Before locking the vehicle and arming the alarm, ensure that all doors (including taildoor), windows, sunroof and apertures are securely closed.

There are three methods for securing your vehicle:

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

'Superlocking' using the key.

Locking using the key.

IMPORTANT

If passengers or animals are to be left inside, DO NOT lock the vehicle using the handset - movement inside the vehicle may activate interior space protection*, causing the alarm to sound.

FOR MAXIMUM SECURITY ALWAYS SUPERLOCK THE VEHICLE USING THE REMOTE HANDSET.

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Locks & Alarm

Using the remote handset

H5023

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 in close proximity to the vehicle.

Locking

With the remote handset:

1

H5024

Press the lock (padlock symbol (1) button once. Each time the vehicle is locked using the handset, a coded signal is transmitted to a receiver inside the vehicle, which activates the following security features:

the central door locking system (all the door locks are activated).

'Superlocking' - the door locks cannot be operated from inside the vehicle.

the perimetric alarm (protects the door, taildoor, and hood apertures).

If the doors lock correctly, the direction indicator lights flash three times to confirm that the vehicle is secure and the anti-theft alarm indicator light (in the instrument panel) will start to flash rapidly.

Once armed, the alarm will sound if any door is opened.

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Locks & Alarm

With the key:

Insert the key and turn the door lock towards the rear of the vehicle. Turning the key ONCE activates the following:

all doors locked (not superlocked)

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

NOTE: Interior space protection* is not activated.

Turning the key TWICE within 1 second activates, in addition to the above:

Superlocking

If the doors lock correctly, the direction indicators flash three times to confirm that the vehicle is secure and the anti-theft alarm indicator light (in the instrument panel) will start to flash rapidly.

NOTE: The engine will automatically be immobilised after the ignition switch has been turned off.

Superlocking

Provided all the doors are fully closed, the Superlocking feature is activated automatically whenever the vehicle is locked using the remote handset. Superlocking immobilises 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.

WARNING

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

Mislock

If one of the doors, taildoor or hood are not properly closed when the alarm is armed, a mislock occurs (the horn will sound a warning). The alarm will still be armed and the engine immobilised, but the open aperture will not be protected. If the appropriate aperture is then closed, the alarm will fully arm without the need to press the lock button again unless the driver's door is open, in which case the alarm will be fully armed by pressing the lock button again.

If the taildoor glass is left open when the alarm is armed, the horn will sound as a reminder, but the vehicle will be locked and alarmed as normal. The taildoor glass can be closed from outside the vehicle using the ignition key in the taildoor (see ‘Raising and lowering’, page 83).

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Locks & Alarm

Anti-theft alarm indicator light

H5026

After locking, the RED indicator light on the instrument panel flashes rapidly while the alarm is arming itself.

After approximately 10 seconds, the indicator light adjusts to a slower frequency, and continues to flash as an anti-theft deterrent until the alarm is disarmed.

Unlocking

With the remote handset:

If your vehicle has been configured with the Single Point Entry security feature, and was locked with the handset, the handset unlocks the vehicle in two stages:

Press the unlock (no padlock) button once to disarm the alarm and unlock the driver's door only (see ‘Single point entry’,

page 38).

Press the unlock button twice to disarm the alarm and unlock ALL the doors.

If your vehicle has not been configured with Single Point Entry, all the doors will unlock at the first press. In either case, the direction indicators flash once and the interior lights illuminate.

With the key:

Turn the key towards the front of the vehicle. The alarm will be fully disarmed. To re-mobilise the engine, the key must be inserted into the ignition switch.

If the alarm sounds

If the alarm is triggered, it will sound for approximately 30 seconds before switching itself off and can be triggered up to ten times in total before needing to be reset.

To silence the alarm, press either handset button, or operate the door locks using the key in the driver's door.

Single point entry

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 to unlock the remaining doors and taildoor.

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

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Locks & Alarm

Interior locking switch - 5 door vehicles

Interior locking switch - 3 door vehicles

H5027

H5030

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

NOTE: If interior locking has been activated, pull the interior door handle once to unlock, and twice to open the door.

H5237

This is a personal security feature which allows the driver (or passenger) 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 interior locking has been activated, pull the interior door handle once to unlock, and twice to open the door.

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Locks & Alarm

Door handles and door sill locking buttons

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

H5035

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.

NOTE: The door handles will not open the doors if the vehicle has been superlocked (see ‘Superlocking’, page 37)

CHILD-PROOF LOCKS

H5029

On 5-door models, move the lever on the rear doors down (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 while the vehicle is moving.

WARNING

NEVER leave children unsupervised in the vehicle.

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Locks & Alarm

ENGINE IMMOBILISATION

Engine immobilisation is an important aspect of the security system and is designed to safeguard the vehicle from theft, should the driver forget to lock the doors. Engine immobilisation prevents the engine from being started unless a valid key is inserted into the ignition switch, and occurs automatically after the ignition switch has been turned off.

The engine is re-mobilised by a signal to the ignition switch transmitted from a transponder contained within the key head. This occurs automatically whenever a valid key is inserted into the ignition switch and turned to position 'I'.

WARNING

DO NOT keep more than one ignition key or keys from other vehicles on the same key ring, because the engine may not re-mobilise automatically.

DOOR LOCKING CUT-OFF SWITCH

H5033

An inertia switch, which operates when the ignition switch is in position 'II', prevents the doors from centrally locking (or, if the doors are already locked, unlocks them) in the event of an accident or sudden impact. If this occurs, central locking will be inhibited until either:

the ignition switch is turned off and the driver’s door has been opened and closed, or:

the driver’s door has been opened and closed, and the inertia switch is reset.

The inertia switch is located inside the engine compartment on the left hand side, beneath and to the rear of, the engine compartment fuse box. The switch must be reset before the engine can be restarted. Reset the switch by pressing the rubber top (arrowed in illustration).

This will also reset the fuel system, see ‘FUEL CUT-OFF SWITCH’, page 120).

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Locks & Alarm

WARNING

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

REMOTE HANDSET

WARNING

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

When the battery needs replacing, it will be apparent from the following symptoms:

A gradual deterioration in range and performance.

The alarm buzzer and the anti-theft alarm indicator light will double bleep/flash every second, for ten seconds, after the alarm is disarmed and driver's door opened.

It is recommended that you fit a Land Rover YWX10003L or a Panasonic CR2032 replacement battery (available from a Land Rover Retailer).

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Locks & Alarm

Battery replacement

H5025

1.Carefully prise the handset apart, start from the keyring end using a small coin or screwdriver. Avoid damaging the seal between the two halves of the case and DO NOT allow dirt or moisture to get inside the handset.

2.Slide the battery out of its clip, taking care to avoid touching the circuit board or the contact surfaces of the clip.

3.Press and hold each button in turn for at least five seconds (this will drain any residual power from the handset).

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.

6.Re-synchronise the handset.

The handset is now ready for use.

Handset re-synchronisation

If the handset fails to lock or unlock the car, this may be because the coded signal transmitted by the handset, and the signal expected by the alarm control unit are no longer synchronised.

To re-synchronise the handset, operate either button of the handset at least five times in quick succession (in close proximity to the vehicle).

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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.

Seats

FRONT SEATS

WARNING

To avoid the risk of losing control of the vehicle and sustaining personal injury, DO NOT adjust the driver's seat or head restraint while the vehicle is in motion.

DO NOT travel with the seat backs reclined steeply rearwards. Optimum benefit is obtained from the seat belt with the seat back reclined to a maximum 30 degrees from the upright (vertical) position.

SITTING CORRECTLY

o

.30 max

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

The seat belt should rest in the centre of the shoulder. The lap part should fit tightly across the hips and not on the stomach.

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.

WARNING

Both driver, and front seat passenger should adjust their seat to provide the maximum practical distance from the airbags to prevent injury should the airbags be deployed.

H4767

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:

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Seats

FRONT SEAT ADJUSTMENT

4

5

3 2

1

H5233

Forward/backward adjustment

Lift the lever (1) and slide the seat into position. Make sure that the seat is locked in position before driving.

Backrest adjustment

Rotate the handwheel (2) to adjust.

Lumbar support adjustment (Driver's seat only)

Rotate the handwheel (3) to increase or decrease support to the lumbar region of the back.

Head restraint adjustment

Raise or lower the restraint (4) until the top of the cushion is level with the top 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 top of the restraint must be positioned level with the top of the head to be effective.

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

Head restraint removal

Turn the right hand mounting (5) a quarter turn anti-clockwise and pull the restraint upwards.

After replacing a head restraint, turn the right-hand mounting clockwise.

WARNING

DO NOT drive with the head restraints removed from occupied seats.

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Seats

Backrest release lever (3-door models)

HEATED FRONT SEATS*

H5234

To enable rear seat passengers to enter or exit the vehicle, lift the backrest release lever upwards to fold the front seat backrest forwards.

After the backrest has been returned to its normal, upright position, ensure that it is securely retained by attempting to pull it forward again, but without operating the release lever. There should be no appreciable movement.

The rear seat access lever also acts as a seat belt presenter, improving access to the seat belt (see ‘Seat belt presenter (3-door models)’, page 51).

WARNING

Ensure that the backrest is secure before driving.

H5070

With 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.

NOTE: The seat heaters will switch off automatically 45 seconds after the ignition switch is turned off, or either front door is opened.

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

NOTE: The operating temperature will drop to 50oF (10oC) during the operation cycle.

NOTE: Owners should be aware that the seat heaters consume considerable power from the battery and for this reason, it is recommended that they are operated only with the engine running.

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Seats

REAR SEATS

Folding the rear seats

On vehicles not fitted with 60/40 split rear seats the whole seat can be folded forwards to increase luggage space. On vehicles fitted with 60/40 split rear seats, either or both parts of the seat can be folded.

NOTE: Before folding the rear seats, ensure that the centre rear seat belt is unbuckled.

WARNING

Ensure that the rear seat backrests are securely latched in the upright position when the seat is in use and when loads are carried in the luggage area.

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Lift the release levers (see inset) to release the backrest (lift both levers simultaneously on vehicles without 60/40 split seats) and fold the backrest forwards.

WARNING

DO NOT carry unsecured equipment, tools or luggage that could move causing personal injury in the event of an accident or emergency manoeuvre. Where possible, use the seat belts to secure luggage carried on the seats.

Accommodating long loads

Remove the head restraints from the front passenger and rear seats (see ‘Head restraint removal’, page 45), move the front passenger seat forwards as far as possible and fully recline the seat backrest. Finally, fold the rear seat backrest (or the appropriate part of the backrest in the case of 60/40 split seats) fully forward as shown.

Loads that are too long to be carried inside the vehicle should be carried on the roof. (See

‘ROOF RACK’, page 155).

If it is necessary to carry a load that protrudes through the taildoor, or taildoor window, be aware of any territorial regulation restricting the length of any such load. In addition, ensure that loads DO NOT rest on the glass of a partially open window. Damage to the glass or window mechanism may occur.

WARNING

You are advised NOT to carry loads which require driving with the taildoor, or taildoor window open, as poisonous fumes will be drawn into the vehicle. If driving the vehicle in this condition is unavoidable, switch the heater to face level vents with all vents open, close the sunroof and windows, and turn the air blower to position 4.

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Seats

Maximum luggage space

‘Latch secure’ indicator

H3332

To create extra luggage space:

1.Lift the seat release levers to release the backrest and fold the seat backrest forward.

2.Tip the whole seat assembly forward as shown in illustration and readjust the front seats as required.

To return the seats to their normal position; push the seat base release levers (shown in lower inset) rearwards to unlock the seat base and unfold the seats. Ensure the seat backrests are properly secured by attempting to push them forwards - there should be no movement.

WARNING

It is extremely dangerous to ride in the cargo area. In a collision, anyone riding in this area is more likely to be injured or killed. Do not allow anyone to ride in any area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and safety belts. Be sure that everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a safety belt properly.

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A 'latch secure' indicator, mounted on the top of the right hand side of the rear seat backrest, will pop up showing a red band, when the catch is released.

When returning the seat to the upright position, ensure the indicator drops back into the backrest and that the red band is no longer visible - this confirms that the larger portion of the backrest is secure.

NOTE: The ‘latch secure’ indicator does NOT indicate that the smaller portion of the 60/40 split backrest is secure - this must be checked individually.

WARNING

When returning the seats to the upright position, ensure that the seat belts are not trapped.

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Seat Belts

SEAT BELT SAFETY

WARNING

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 seatbelt been worn. It may even result in the loss of life.

Seat belts fitted to your vehicle are designed for adults and larger children. Each belt should be used by one occupant only.

Observe the following precautions:

Ensure ALL passengers are securely strapped in at all times, using the appropriate restraint - even for the shortest journeys.

ALWAYS adjust seat belts 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.

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 wear seat belts over hard, sharp or fragile items in clothing, such as pens, keys, spectacles etc.

Always replace a seat belt assembly that has withstood the strain of a severe vehicle impact, or if the webbing shows signs of fraying.

Where possible use the seat belts to secure large items of luggage that are to be carried on the seats - in the event of an accident, unsecured items become flying missiles capable of causing serious injury.

DO NOT use a seat belt that is twisted or obstructed in any way that could impede its smooth operation.

DO NOT allow front seat occupants to travel with the seat backs reclined steeply rearwards. Optimum benefit is obtained from the seat belt with the seat back angle reclined to a maximum of 30 degrees from the upright (vertical) position.

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

In most countries, all occupants are required by law to wear a seat belt, unless they have been issued with a medical exemption certificate.

WARNING

The airbag supplementary restraint system (see ‘Airbag SRS’) is designed to enhance 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.

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Seat Belts

PREGNANT WOMEN

WARNING

Pregnant women must wear a correctly positioned seat belt; it is safer for mother and unborn child.

There are many ways that the belt can be misused for the sake of comfort, but there is only one way of wearing it safely.

During pregnancy, women should wear the lap belt across the hips below the baby, with the diagonal belt passing across the shoulder, between the breasts and to one side of the baby - if in doubt, consult a doctor.

SEAT BELTS

To minimise injury in the event of an accident, it is important that seat belts are worn correctly. Read the instructions below and the advice contained under the heading ‘SEAT BELT SAFETY’, page 49.

Fastening the seat belts

H5157

Never place anything between you and the seat belt in an attempt to cushion the impact in the event of an accident. It can be dangerous and reduce the effectiveness of the seat belt in preventing injury.

H3303

Inertia reel belts are fitted to all front and rear seating positions.

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.

NOTE: The centre rear seat belt tongue plate will not latch into either of the outer seating position buckles.

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 near upright position - DO NOT allow front seat occupants to travel with the seat steeply reclined.

NOTE: 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.

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