Rover FREELANDER 2006 Owner Manual

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OWNER’S HANDBOOK

Publication Part No. LRL 21 02 50 601

© Land Rover 2005

.

Introduction

This handbook covers all versions of the Freelander petrol and diesel models 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.ownerinfo.landrover.com

*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.

2

Contents

Quick Overview

Facia Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Instrument Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Warning indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Lamps and Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Wipers and Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Centre Console Switches - 5 Door . . . . . . 11 Centre Console Switches - 3 Door . . . . . . 12 Heater Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Window Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Filling Station Guide

Fuel filler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Opening the bonnet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Tyre pressures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

General Information

General Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

Controls and Instruments

Keys and Remote Controls . . . . . . . . . . . .21

Facia Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22

Locks and Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24

Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33

Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38

Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

Airbag SRS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49

Instruments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50

Warning Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53

Lamps and Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57

Wipers and Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60

Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67

Roof Panels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73

Heating and Ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

Interior Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

Rear Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88

Loadspace Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89

In-Car Telephones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90

Driving and Operating

Starting and Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91

Catalytic Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97

Fuel System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99

Manual Gearbox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

Automatic Gearbox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104

Hill Descent Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112

Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114

Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118

Parking Aid System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119

Softback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121

Hardback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131

Roof Bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135

Taildoor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138

Load Carrying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139

Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142

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Contents

On-Road Driving

On-Road Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145

Off-Road Driving

Off-Road Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149

Driving Techniques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152

Owner Maintenance

Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157

Bonnet Opening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161

Engine Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162

Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165

Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167

Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169

Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171

Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172

Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .173

Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174

Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178

Cleaning and Vehicle Care . . . . . . . . . . . .181

Identification Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . .186

Parts and Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .188

Emergency Information

Wheel Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .189

Emergency Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .195

Towing The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .198

Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200

Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .206

Technical Data

Lubricants and Fluids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .219

Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .221

Engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222

Electrical System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224

Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225

Wheels and Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226

Tyre Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227

Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .229

Tow Bar Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .230

Vehicle Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .231

Towing Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232

Fuel Consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233

Appendices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234

Audio System

Radio Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239

Care of Compact Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240

Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242

Security System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243

Radio Remote Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247

General Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248

Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251

CD Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262

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OWNER’S HANDBOOK

Publication Part No. LRL 21 02 50 601

© Land Rover 2005

.

Introduction

This handbook covers all versions of the Freelander petrol and diesel models 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.ownerinfo.landrover.com

*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

Facia Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Instrument Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Warning indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Lamps and Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Wipers and Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Centre Console Switches - 5 Door . . . . . . 11 Centre Console Switches - 3 Door . . . . . . 12 Heater Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Window Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Filling Station Guide

Fuel filler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Opening the bonnet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Tyre pressures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

General Information

General Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

Controls and Instruments

Keys and Remote Controls . . . . . . . . . . . .21

Facia Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22

Locks and Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24

Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33

Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38

Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

Airbag SRS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49

Instruments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50

Warning Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53

Lamps and Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57

Wipers and Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60

Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67

Roof Panels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73

Heating and Ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

Interior Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

Rear Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88

Loadspace Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89

In-Car Telephones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90

Driving and Operating

Starting and Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91

Catalytic Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97

Fuel System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99

Manual Gearbox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

Automatic Gearbox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104

Hill Descent Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112

Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114

Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118

Parking Aid System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119

Softback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121

Hardback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131

Roof Bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135

Taildoor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138

Load Carrying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139

Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142

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Contents

On-Road Driving

On-Road Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145

Off-Road Driving

Off-Road Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149

Driving Techniques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152

Owner Maintenance

Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157

Bonnet Opening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161

Engine Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162

Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165

Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167

Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169

Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171

Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172

Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .173

Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174

Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178

Cleaning and Vehicle Care . . . . . . . . . . . .181

Identification Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . .186

Parts and Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .188

Emergency Information

Wheel Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .189

Emergency Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .195

Towing The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .198

Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200

Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .206

Technical Data

Lubricants and Fluids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .219

Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .221

Engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222

Electrical System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224

Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225

Wheels and Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226

Tyre Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227

Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .229

Tow Bar Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .230

Vehicle Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .231

Towing Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232

Fuel Consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233

Appendices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234

Audio System

Radio Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239

Care of Compact Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240

Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242

Security System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243

Radio Remote Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247

General Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248

Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251

CD Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262

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Quick Overview

Facia Controls

1

2

3

 

4

5

 

 

8

7

6

 

H5139

1.

Exterior mirror control

5.

Heater/Air conditioning controls

2.

Lighting and direction indicator controls

6.

Starter switch

3.

Headlamp levelling control

7.

Cruise control* switches

4.

Windscreen wiper/washer controls

8.

Steering column adjustment lever

NOTE: This is a brief overview of the facia controls. For further details please refer to ‘FACIA CONTROLS’, page 22.

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Quick Overview

Instrument Panel

1

2

 

3

H6564

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 50.

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Quick Overview

Warning indicators

1

2

3

4

5

H6566

7

 

6

 

 

1.Engine malfunction - M.I.L. (AMBER).

2.Low oil pressure (RED).

3.Engine malfunction (AMBER).

4.Airbag SRS (RED).

5.ABS (AMBER).

6.Handbrake and brake system (RED).

7.Battery charging (RED).

NOTE: This is a brief overview of the warning indicators, for more information concerning warning indicator functionality, please refer to ‘INSTRUMENT PANEL’, page 53.

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Quick Overview

Lamps and Indicators

Headlamp main and dipped beams

2

1

H5094

1.Side/tail lamps and instrument panel lamps

2.Headlamps

H5095

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

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Quick Overview

Direction indicators

H5093

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

NOTE: For further information concerning operation of the direction indicators, please refer to ‘DIRECTION INDICATORS’, page 57.

Wipers and Washers

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

3

2

1

H5096

1.Intermittent wipe

2.Normal speed wipe

3.Fast speed wipe

Single wipe

Pull the lever down and release immediately.

9

Quick Overview

Variable delay (intermittent wipe)

Windscreen washers

H5098

Rotate the inner switch to vary the delay between wipes.

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 ‘WINDSCREEN WIPERS’, page 60 and ‘WINDSCREEN WASHERS’, page 61.

10

Quick Overview

Centre Console Switches - 5 Door

1

4

2

5

3

6

7

8

 

9

 

10

 

H5142

 

 

 

 

Automatic model illustrated

1.

Heated front screen*

6.

Heated passenger’s seat*

2.

Heated rear screen

7.

Hill Descent Control

3.

Heated driver’s seat*

8.

Handbrake

4.

Air conditioning*

9.

Sunroof*

5.

Recirculated air supply*

10.

Electric taildoor glass

11

Quick Overview

Centre Console Switches - 3 Door

1

4

2

5

3

6

7

8

 

9

 

10

 

11

 

12

 

H5235

 

 

 

 

Automatic model illustrated

1.

Heated front screen*

7.

Hill Descent Control

2.

Heated rear screen

8.

Handbrake

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

12

Quick Overview

Heater Controls

1

2

3

 

 

4

 

 

5

H6694G

 

 

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 76.

4. Air conditioning button

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

5. Air recirculation button

Press to recirculate air inside the vehicle (indicator 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

 

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 67.

H5239

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 67.

Resonance with lowered windows

If a resonance/booming sound occurs with only the rear windows open, lowering a front window about 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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Filling Station Information

FUEL FILLER

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

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

 

Diesel vehicles

To EN590 specification.

 

NOT compatible with Bio-Diesel fuels

 

 

Petrol vehicles

Unleaded 95RON

 

 

NOTE: For more detailed information, see ‘FUEL FILLING’, page 100.

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Filling Station Information

OPENING THE BONNET

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

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

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

3

1

2

H5261

Engine oil top up

 

Diesel vehicles

0W/30, 5W/30, 5W/40, 5W/50, 10W/30, 10W/

 

40 or 10W/60 oil to ACEA: A3 and B3

 

specification.

 

 

Petrol vehicles - 1.8 litre and 2.5 litre V6

10W/40 oil to 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 ‘BONNET OPENING’, page 161.

TYRE PRESSURES

Air pressure naturally increases in warm tyres (after the vehicle has been driven for a while). if you have to check warm tyres, you should expect the pressures to have increased between 30 and 40 kPa, (0.28 and 0.41 bar or 4 and 6 lbf/in2). In this circumstance, NEVER let air out of the tyres in order to match the recommended pressures.

Loading condition

 

kPa

bar

lbf/in2

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General Information

WARNINGS AND SYMBOLS

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

Warnings

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.

Symbols

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 Dealer/Authorised Repairer.

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.

Labels showing this symbol indicate that the ignition system utilises very high voltages. DO NOT touch any ignition components while the starter switch is turned on.

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General Information

Warning labels

Labels are attached to your vehicle at several positions. These are applied to draw your attention to important subjects, e.g. tyre pressures, tow bar use, airbags, roll over risk, engine compartment hazards, etc.

XXX/XXRXX MAX.

XXX

X.X

XX

XXX

X.X

XX

ROVER RANGE

XXX/XXRXX

(kpa) (BAR) (PSI)

(kpa) (BAR) (PSI)

 

XXX/XXRXX

XXX

X.X

XX

XXX

X.X

XX

L7MTA

XXX/XXRXX

 

(kpa) (BAR) (PSI)

(kpa) (BAR) (PSI)

TXXX/XXRXX MAX.

XXX

X.X

XX

XXX

X.X

XX

 

 

(kpa) (BAR) (PSI)

(kpa) (BAR) (PSI)

RTC500XXX

 

XXX

X.X

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XXX

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(kpa) (BAR) (PSI)

(kpa) (BAR) (PSI)

 

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Example

It is important that you are familiar with these subjects to ensure that your vehicle and its features are used safely. Using the index at the back of this handbook, refer to the relevant topic for more information.

HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS

WARNING

Your vehicle has a higher ground clearance and hence, a higher centre of gravity than ordinary passenger cars, to enable the vehicle to perform in a wide variety of off-road applications. An advantage of the higher ground clearance is a better view of the road allowing you to anticipate problems.

The 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 offroad conditions. If at all possible, avoid sharp turns or abrupt manoeuvres. As with other vehicles of this type, failure to operate the vehicle 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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ANTI-THEFT PRECAUTIONS

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 ignition key.

4.Lock the vehicle using the remote control

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.

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General Information

DATA RECORDING

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 brakes.

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

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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Keys and Remote Controls

KEYS AND REMOTE CONTROLS

H5022

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

WARNING

Keep the spare set in a safe place - NOT IN

THE VEHICLE.

Your keys

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 Dealer/ Authorised Repairer.

NOTE: Land Rover Dealers/Authorised Repairers do not stock spare keys, time has to be allowed for replacements to be programmed to your security system and then delivered to the dealer.

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

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H5136

CONTROLS FACIA

Controls Facia

Facia Controls

1.Exterior mirror control

2.Lighting and direction indicator controls

3.Headlamp levelling control

4.Horn

5.Tachometer

6.Fuel gauge

7.Coolant temperature gauge

8.Speedometer

9.Horn

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.Starter switch

18.Remote cruise control* switches

19.Remote audio controls*

20.Parking aid system switch

21.Cruise control master switch*

22.Handbrake

23.Centre console switches (3 Door model 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 and Alarm

STEERING COLUMN LOCK

H3522

To unlock the steering column

Insert the key FULLY and turn the starter 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 starter 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 starter 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 bonnet apertures are securely closed.

There are three methods for securing your vehicle:

‘Superlocking’ using the remote control- (recommended high security method).

‘Superlocking’ using the key.

Locking using the key.

IMPORTANT

FOR MAXIMUM SECURITY ALWAYS SUPERLOCK THE VEHICLE USING THE REMOTE CONTROL

However, if passengers or animals are to be left inside, DO NOT lock the vehicle using the remote controlmovement inside the vehicle may activate interior space protection*, causing the alarm to sound.

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Locks and Alarm

Using the remote control

H5023

While it is not necessary to point the remote control at the vehicle, the remote control must be within range of the vehicle when a button is pressed. Note that the operating range may vary depending upon remote control 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 control:

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H5024

Press the lock (padlock symbol [1]) button once. Each time the vehicle is locked using the remote control, 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 bonnet apertures).

interior space protection*.

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

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Locks and Alarm

Once armed, the alarm will sound if any door is opened, or if the soft-back is raised or hardback removed or if (after a checking period of 15 seconds) any movement is detected inside the passenger compartment (see ‘Interior space protection*’, page 29).

With the key:

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

all doors locked (not superlocked)

perimetric alarm activated (protects the doors, bonnet 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 (in the instrument panel) will start to flash rapidly.

NOTE: The engine will automatically be immobilised after the starter 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 control. 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 bonnet 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 and, unless it is the bonnet that has been left open, interior space protection* will not have been activated. 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 starter key in the taildoor (see ‘Raising and lowering’, page 70).

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Locks and Alarm

Anti-theft alarm indicator

H5026

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

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

Unlocking

With the remote control:

If your vehicle has been configured with the Single Point Entry security feature, and was locked with the remote control, the remote control 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 27).

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 lamps illuminate.

With the key:

Turn the key towards the front of the vehicle. The alarm will be fully disarmed. To remobilise the engine, the key must be inserted into the starter 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 remote control 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 control 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 Dealer/Authorised Repairer.

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Rover FREELANDER 2006 Owner Manual

Locks and 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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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 26)

Interior space protection*

Interior space protection is designed to protect the interior of the vehicle from intrusion (entry by a thief through a smashed window, for example). A sensor inside the vehicle monitors the interior space and activates the alarm if movement is detected in the passenger compartment.

Using the remote control:

Interior space protection is activated automatically whenever the remote control is used to set the alarm.

Key operation:

Using the key to lock the vehicle will NOT activate interior space protection.

WARNING

Never activate interior space protection if passengers or animals are to be left inside the vehicle - any movement will activate the alarm.

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Locks and Alarm

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.

WARNING

NEVER leave children unsupervised in the vehicle.

ENGINE IMMOBILISATION

Engine immobilisation is an important aspect of the security system and is designed to safeguard the vehicle from theft. Engine immobilisation prevents the engine from being started unless a valid key is inserted into the starter switch and occurs automatically.

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

WARNING

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

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Locks and Alarm

DOOR LOCKING CUT-OFF SWITCH

H5033

In the event of an accident or sudden impact, an inertia switch operates when the starter switch is in position ‘II’, preventing the doors from centrally locking (or, if the doors are already locked, unlocks them). If this occurs, central locking will be inhibited until 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).

On petrol models, this will also reset the fuel system, see ‘FUEL CUT-OFF SWITCH (Petrol engine vehicles only)’, page 102.

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.

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Locks and Alarm

REMOTE CONTROL

WARNING

The remote control 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.

The battery should last for approximately three years dependent upon use. 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 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 Dealer/Authorised Repairer).

Battery replacement

H5025

1.Carefully prise the remote control 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 remote control.

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 remote control).

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 remote control firmly together and ensure that both halves are fully joined to prevent dirt or moisture from entering the remote control.

6.Synchronise the remote control.

The remote control is now ready for use.

Synchronising the Remote Control

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

To synchronise the remote control and the alarm control unit, operate either button of the remote control 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 loss of control and 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

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.30 max

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:

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

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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.

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Seats

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 restraint must be positioned level with the head to be effective.

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 righthand mounting clockwise.

WARNING

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

Backrest release lever (3-door models)

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 39).

WARNING

Ensure that the backrest is secure before driving.

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Seats

HEATED FRONT SEATS*

H6695G

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 in the switch illuminates). Press a second time to switch off.

NOTE: The seat heaters will switch off automatically 45 seconds after the starter 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 26°C and 36°C.

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. Also ensure that the front seats are moved forward and the backrest is not reclined. This will avoid damaging the rear of the front seats when a rear seat is folded.

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.

H5337

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 34), 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.

H5338

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

‘ROOF RACK’, page 140).

If it is necessary to carry a load that protrudes through the taildoor, or taildoor window, be aware of any territorial restriction 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.

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WARNING

You are advised NOT to carry loads which require driving with the taildoor or taildoor window open - 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.

Maximum luggage space

H3332

To create an extra large luggage area:

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.

‘Latch secure’ indicator

H3333

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.

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

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Seat Belts

SEAT BELTS

The use of front and rear seat belts is mandatory in most countries. Using seat belts saves lives. They should be worn by all occupants whenever the vehicle is in use, for maximum protection.

Lap/shoulder inertia reel seat belts are provided for both front seat occupants and all rear seat positions.

The inertia reel operating mechanism of the seat belts, allows the wearers to move their upper bodies to reach various controls. The seat belt locks automatically with accelerated body movement or in the event of emergency braking.

The front seat belt assemblies are fitted with pre-tensioners. The pre-tensioners operate with the airbags as part of the Airbag Supplementary Restraint System (SRS). See

‘HOW THE AIRBAG SRS WORKS’, page 46.

Fastening the seat belts

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.

Releasing the belt

Press the RED button on the seat belt buckle.

H3303

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

Pull 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.

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Seat Belts

Front seat belt upper anchorage adjustment (5-door models)

Seat belt presenter (3-door models)

H2344A

The height of the seat belt upper anchorage can be adjusted for comfort AND safety. Adjust the height of the seat belt anchorage point by pressing the button (arrowed in illustration) and sliding the anchor up or down. For safety, the seat belt should always be worn with the webbing crossing the shoulder MIDWAY BETWEEN THE NECK AND THE EDGE OF THE SHOULDER.

Ensure the anchorage has ‘clicked’ into one of the locked positions before driving, and DO NOT adjust the height once the vehicle is in motion.

H3304

The rear seat access lever can be used as a seat belt presenter to improve accessibility of the front seat belts.

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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 46.

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 indicator on the instrument pack will alert you to any malfunction of the seat belt pre-tensioners.

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

NOTE: The seat belt pre-tensioners will be activated in major side and frontal impacts and in roll-overs.

WARNING

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

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

In the interests of safety, it is recommended that removal or replacement of the front seats and seat belts should only be carried out by a Land Rover Dealer.

Automatic locking mechanism

WARNING

Where possible, use the seat belt automatic locking mechanism to secure large items that are to be carried on the seats. In the event of an accident, loose items become projectiles capable of causing serious injury. Care must be taken to prevent any sharp edges damaging the belt.

Use the seat belt automatic locking mechanism to restrain pets in harnesses or pet carriers when not utilising the loadspace.

The passenger seat belts have a special locking mechanism which retains large items securely.

To use:

1.Place the item on the seat.

2.Pull the seat belt around the item, using both the lap and shoulder parts of the belt.

3.Fasten the seat belt.

4.Pull on the shoulder part of the belt to unreel all of the remaining belt. This will engage the automatic locking feature which only allows the belt to retract.

5.Allow the seat belt to retract onto the item (a clicking sound will confirm that the mechanism has engaged).

6.Ensure that there is no slack in the seat belt by pulling upwards on the shoulder belt immediately above the item. The item will now be held firmly in position by the belt.

When the seat belt is released and is allowed to fully retract, the seat belt locking mechanism reverts to normal operation.

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Seat Belts

SEATBELT USE DURING PREGNANCY

WARNING

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

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.

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WARNING

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.

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.

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.

Seat belts are designed to bear upon the bony structure of the body and should be worn low across the pelvis, chest and shoulders, as applicable; wearing the lap section of the belt across the abdominal area must be avoided.

DO NOT wear seat belts over hard, sharp or fragile items in clothing, such as pens, keys, spectacles, etc.

Seat belts should be adjusted as firmly as possible, consistent with comfort, to provide the protection for which they are designed. A slack belt will greatly reduce the protection afforded to the wearer.

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 seatback angle set to no more than 30 degrees from the upright.

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Seat Belts

WARNING

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.

Belts should not be worn with the straps twisted.

Each belt assembly must only be used by one occupant; it is dangerous to put a belt around a child being carried on the occupant’s lap.

It is essential to replace the entire assembly after it has been worn in a severe impact even if damage to the assembly is not obvious.

No modifications or additions should be made by the user which will either prevent the seat belt adjusting devices from operating to remove slack, or prevent the seat belt assembly from being adjusted to remove slack.

Should the seat belt not retract and remain at its static length, consult your Land Rover Dealer immediately.

Care should be taken to avoid contamination of the webbing with polishes, oils and chemicals, and particularly battery acid. Cleaning may safely be carried out using mild soap and water. The belt should be replaced if webbing becomes frayed, contaminated or damaged.

Where possible, use the seat belt automatic locking mechanism to secure large items that are to be carried on the seats. In the event of an accident, loose items become projectiles capable of causing serious injury. Care must be taken to prevent any sharp edges damaging the belt.

CARING FOR SEAT BELTS

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

DO NOT bleach or dye the webbing and avoid contaminating the webbing with polish, oil or chemicals (see ‘Seat belts’, page 185).

Testing inertia reel belts

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

2.With the 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.

3.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.

WARNING

Always replace a seat belt that shows signs of webbing damage or has withstood the strain of a severe vehicle impact.

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Child Restraints

CHILD SAFETY SEATS

Seat belts fitted to your vehicle are designed for adults and larger children. It is very important that all infants and children under 12 are restrained in a suitable child safety seat appropriate to their age and size (see table).

Only fit a child safety seat of a type approved for the specific seating positions in your vehicle (see table), and ensure the seat manufacturer's fitting instructions are followed exactly.

WARNING

Do not attempt to fit a child safety seat in the central rear position on 3-door vehicles fitted with only four seats.

For optimum safety, children should travel in the rear of the vehicle at all times; front passenger seat travel is NOT recommended. However, if a passenger airbag is fitted and it is ESSENTIAL that a child travels in the front, set the vehicle seat fully rearward and seat the child in an approved FORWARD-FACING child seat. DO NOT use a rear-facing child seat - an inflating airbag could impact with the seat and cause serious injury.

WARNING

Original text according to ECE R94.01.

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 death or serious injury when the airbag deploys.

The safest place for children is properly restrained in the rear seats.

The above symbol affixed to the passenger side facia panel of your vehicle, warns against the use of a REAR-FACING child safety seat in the front passenger seat, when a passenger airbag is fitted. This type of seat could cause serious injury to a child in the event of an airbag deployment.

NOTE: Child restraint information given in the table is correct at time of going to press. Please refer to your dealer for the latest information.

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Child Restraints

Mass Group

Seating Positions

 

 

(As displayed on Child Restraint

Front

Rear

 

Rear

Rear Centre

packaging)

Passenger

Outboard 2

 

Outboard 3

 

 

All vehicles

seater

 

seater

 

0 = Up to 10 kg (0-9 months)

X

U

 

L

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

0+ = Up to 13 kg (0-18 months)

X

U

 

L

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

I = 9 to 18 kg (9 months - 4 years)

UF**

U

 

L

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

II and III =15 to 36 kg (4-12 years)

UF**

U

 

L

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

U = Suitable for ‘universal’ category restraints approved for this mass group. L = Suitable for particular child restraints as listed below.

UF = Suitable for Forward Facing ‘universal’ category restraints approved for this mass group. X = Not suitable for child restraints in this mass group.

Group 0 - BRITAX Rock-A-Tot.

Group 0+ - BRITAX Rock-A-Tot. Group I - BRITAX Duo Plus. Group II and III - BRITAX Kid.

NOTE: Seating positions marked ** will accept ‘universal’ seats provided that the seat back is positioned vertically.

WARNING. Do not install a rear facing child restraint in a passenger seat equipped with an airbag system.

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Airbag SRS

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AIRBAG SRS

The airbag supplementary restraint system (SRS) provides additional protection for the driver and front

seat passenger, in the event of a severe frontal impact on the vehicle.

WARNING

The airbag is a supplementary restraint system that provides ADDITIONAL protection in a frontal impact only - it does NOT replace the need to wear a seat belt. For maximum safety protection in all crash situations, a seat belt must be worn.

Provided the front seat occupants are correctly seated, with seat belts properly worn, the airbags will provide additional protection to the chest and facial areas in the event of the vehicle receiving a severe frontal impact.

NOTE: Inflation and deflation of the airbags takes place very quickly and will not protect against the effects of secondary impacts that may occur.

The airbag(s) are located in the centre pad of the steering wheel and in the facia panel above the glovebox (see illustration).

WARNING

Do not allow a front seat passenger to obstruct the operation of the airbag by placing feet, knees or any other part of the person, or any other objects in contact with, or in close proximity to, an airbag module.

WARNING

DO NOT attach or position items to or on an airbag cover (steering wheel centre pad or facia panel), which could interfere with the inflation of the airbag or, if the airbag inflates, be propelled inside the car causing injury to the occupants.

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Airbag SRS

To ensure correct deployment of the airbags, it is essential that obstructions are not allowed to intervene between an airbag and the occupant. The following are examples of the type of obstructions that could either, impede correct operation of the airbags, or jeopardise personal safety in the event of an airbag deployment:

Accessories attached to or obscuring an airbag cover.

Items of hand luggage, or other objects placed on an airbag cover.

Feet, knees or any other part of the anatomy in contact with, or in close proximity to, an airbag cover.

Seating positions

In order to provide optimum protection in the event of a severe frontal impact, it is necessary for the airbags to deploy with considerable speed.

An inflating airbag can cause facial abrasions and other injuries if the occupant is too close to the airbag at the time of its deployment.

WARNING

To reduce the risk of accidental Injury from inflating airbags, seat belts should be correctly worn at all times. In addition, both driver and front seat passenger should adjust their seat to provide the maximum practical distance from the airbags.

HOW THE AIRBAG SRS WORKS

In the event of a severe frontal impact, the airbag control unit monitors the rate of deceleration induced by the collision, to determine whether or not the airbags should be deployed.

Operation of the airbag SRS is dependent entirely on the rate at which the vehicle's passenger compartment changes speed as a result of a collision. The circumstances affecting different collisions (vehicle speed, angle of impact, type and size of object hit, for example), vary considerably and will affect the rate of deceleration accordingly.

NOTE: The airbag SRS is not designed to operate as a result of rear collisions, minor frontal or side impacts or roll-over accidents; nor will it operate as a result of heavy braking or driving over bumps and potholes.

It follows, therefore, that significant superficial damage can occur without the airbags deploying or, conversely, that a relatively small amount of structural damage may cause the airbags to be deployed.

NOTE: Airbags will only deploy when they are required to supplement the restraining force of the seat belts.

In the case of a severe frontal collision, both front airbags and seat belt pre-tensioners will be deployed.

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