ForewordThank you for purchasing your new Chery automobile. To correctly operate and maintain your vehicle and understand itsfeatures and controls, please take the time to read this manual carefully.After you read this manual, it should be stored in the vehicle for convenient reference and remain with the vehiclewhen sold so that the new owner will be aware of all safety warnings.Chery Automobile Co., Ltd. reserves the right to make changes in design and specifications, and / or make additionsto or improvement to its products without imposing any obligation upon itself to install them on products previouslymanufactured.Authorized Chery dealers are service professionals and are exclusively authorized by Chery Automobile Co., Ltd. Whenit comes to service, remember that your authorized dealer knows your vehicle best, has the factory-trained techniciansand OEM parts to best provide the customer satisfaction that you require.Depending on the vehicle equipment or features specific to your vehicle, some descriptions and illustrations may dif-fer from the equipment found on your vehicle.Please access our website for further information. Website: www.cheryinternational.com 2009 Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.All rights reserved. This material may not be reproduced or copied, in whole or in part, without the written permissionof Chery Automobile Co., Ltd. Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
3 INTRODUCTIONCONTENTS Introduction 4 Vehicle Features 6 Personal Service 10 PERSON-TO-PERSON How to Read This Manual 4 New Vehicle Inspection 6 Service Advisor Card 11 Table of Contents 4 Inspection Certification for Warnings and Cautions 13 Vehicle Delivery 7 Vehicle Identification Vehicle Symbols 4 Vehicle Delivery Card 8 Number 13 Index 4 Vehicle Modifications 13 Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
4 – INTRODUCTIONIntroduction Regular routine maintenance will keep Vehicle SymbolsCongratulations on selecting your new your vehicle operating at its best. We Consult the symbol table on the fol-Chery vehicle. To correctly operate suggest you have your vehicle ser- lowing page for a description of theand maintain your vehicle and under- viced at recommended intervals by an symbols that may be used on your ve-stand its features and controls, please authorized Chery dealer who uses au- hicle and throughout the Owner’stake the time to read this manual care- thorized Chery replacement parts. Any damage caused by failing to follow Manual.fully. recommended operation or mainte- IndexThis manual contains important in- nance may not be covered by yourstructions and tips concerning routine The detailed index at the back of this warranty.driving and regular maintenance of Owner’s Manual contains a completeyour vehicle. The more familiar you How to Read This Manual listing for all vehicle subject matter.are with the operation of your vehicle,the more you will ensure your safety Table of Contentsand overall economic benefit while Consult the Table of Contents to de-driving. Failure to operate this vehicle termine which section of the Owner’scorrectly may result in loss of control Manual contains the information youor an accident. desire. Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
6 – INTRODUCTIONVehicle Features New Vehicle Inspection Before you sign the inspection certifi-This manual includes the current fea- Prior to your purchase, your autho- cation, your authorized dealer will in-tures and information regarding the rized Chery dealer inspected your ve- struct you regarding your vehicle’sChery A1 vehicle. All material (includ- hicle based upon the guidelines of the performance capabilities according toing all standard and available fea- Chery Automobile Co., Ltd. The dealer its Vehicle Delivery Card, as well astures) contained in this publication is will record the delivery date and affix provide you with general knowledgebased on the latest information at the its common seal to the inspection cer- of its features and regular operation.time it was printed. Therefore, please tificate.note that some of the equipment andaccessories in this publication maynot appear on your vehicle. Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
10 – INTRODUCTIONPersonal ServiceTo provide you the best service, yourauthorized Chery dealer will provide apersonal service advisor for you dur-ing your purchase. If you have anyquestions regarding your vehicle,please ask your service advisor. Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
INTRODUCTION – 13Warnings and Cautions Vehicle ModificationsThe Owner’s Manual contains Warn- Modifications to this vehicle could af-ings and Cautions regarding operating fect its performance and totally voidprocedures that could result in an ac- the manufacturer’s warranty.cident or damage to your vehicle.Please observe all Warnings and Cau- WARNING!tions before operating your vehicle. Any modifications or alterations to this vehicle could affect its safety and mayVehicle Identification Number VIN Location lead to an accident resulting in seri-Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) NOTE: Additional VIN locations are ous injury or death.Location: found in the engine compartment.The VIN is on the front corner of theinstrument panel on the passengerside. It is visible from outside of thevehicle through the windshield. VIN Location In Engine Compartment Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
15 BEFORE OPERATING YOUR VEHICLECONTENTS Ignition Key 17 Steering Wheel 20 Occupant Restraints 23 Ignition Key Removal 17 Adjusting Steering Wheel 20 Lap/Shoulder Belts 23 Locking Doors With The Horn 20 Lap/Shoulder Belt Warning Key 17 Light 23 Door Locks 21 Replacement Keys 17 Front Lap/Shoulder Belt Manual Door Locks 21 23 Remote Keyless Entry 18 Operating Instructions “Child-Protection” Door Lock Transmitter Battery Rear Seat Belt Operating System (Rear Doors) 21 24 Replacement 18 Instructions Power Windows 22 Adjustable Upper Shoulder Anti-Theft Security 24 Power Window Switches 22 Belt Anchorage Protection 19 Auto - Down Feature 22 Maintenance for Seat Belt 25 Vehicle Alarm 19 Rear Window Safety Switch 22 Airbags 25 Security Lamp 19 Airbag Warning Light 26 Security Auto-Locks 19 Child Restraint 26 Electronic Key Identification 20 Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
16 – BEFORE OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE Operating Safety Tips 28 Exhaust Gas 29 New Vehicle Break-In Recommendations 30 Transporting Passengers 28 Interior Vehicle Safety Engine Break-In Inspection 29 Locking Your Vehicle 28 Recommendations 30 Exterior Vehicle Safety Braking System Break-In Inspection 30 Recommendations 31 Tire and Wheel Break-In Recommendations 31 Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
BEFORE OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE – 17Ignition Key WARNING! Locking Doors With The Key There are two external door locksIgnition Key Removal NEVER leave children unattended in which are located on the driver’s doorManual Transaxle a vehicle. Leaving children unattended and front passenger’s door. You can in-To remove the ignition key from the in a vehicle is dangerous. A child or sert the key into the lock with eitherignition switch, place the shift lever in others could be seriously or fatally in- side up. To lock the door, turn the keyNEUTRAL, apply the parking brake, jured. Children could operate the clockwise; to unlock the door, turn theturn the ignition switch to the ACC po- power windows, other controls, or set key counter-clockwise.sition, push the key inward, rotate the the vehicle in motion. NEVER leave the keys in a vehicle. Replacement Keyskey to the LOCK position and remove Duplication of keys consists of pro-the key. gramming a blank key to the vehicle CAUTION! electronics. A blank key is one which An unlocked car is an invitation to has never been programmed. See thieves. Always remove the key from your authorized Chery dealer if you re- the ignition and lock all doors when quire replacement or additional keys leaving the vehicle unattended. for your vehicle. CAUTION! Ignition Key Positions Always remove the key from the vehicle1 - LOCK 3 - ON and lock all doors when leaving the ve-2 - ACC 4 - START hicle unattended. Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
18 – BEFORE OPERATING YOUR VEHICLERemote Keyless Entry • The device must accept any interfer- • With the transmitter buttons facingThis system allows you to lock or un- ence received, including interference down, use a flat object to insert intolock all doors remotely using the Re- that may cause undesired operation. the transmitter separation slot.mote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. If your RKE transmitter fails to operate from a normal distance, check for these two conditions: • Weak batteries in the transmitter (the expected life of the transmitter battery is a minimum of three years). • Radio transmitter interference, such Transmitter Separation Slot Vehicle Key as a radio station tower, airport trans- • Gently pry the transmitter key apartTo Lock the Doors mitter, and some mobile or CB radios. from the transmitter case and removePress and release the LOCK button on the key. Transmitter Battery Replacementthe transmitter to lock all doors. The recommended replacement bat-NOTE: Transmitter and receivers must tery is CR2032.be certified to conform to specific regula-tions in each individual country. Opera-tion is subject to the following two condi-tions:• The device cannot cause harmful in- terference. Separating Transmitter Key/Case Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
BEFORE OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE – 19• Separate the transmitter into two Anti-Theft Security Protection WARNING! halves. Use caution not to damage Vehicle Alarm the seal. Only when all the doors and the hood With the vehicle armed, if an unautho- are fully closed, can the vehicle be rized person attempts to unlock any armed. When the vehicle is in the anti- door or the hood, this will cause the theft mode, the following conditions vehicle alarm to trigger. When trig- will exist: gered, the vehicle alarm will cause all directional signals to flash continu- • All four doors and the hood are locked ously and will sound the horn for a few seconds. • The security lamp will continuously flash Transmitter Battery Location Security Lamp• Remove and replace the batteries. The security lamp is located on the Security Auto-Locks Avoid touching the new batteries with driver’s door panel, near the door lock To prevent theft and maintain security, your fingers. Skin oils may cause bat- plunger. The security lamp will flash the vehicle is equipped with an Auto- tery deterioration. If you touch a bat- continuously when the vehicle is Lock feature. If the door locks are ac- tery, clean it with rubbing alcohol. armed. cidently unlocked by the RKE trans-• To reassemble the transmitter case, mitter and the doors are not opened assemble the two halves of the case within 28 seconds, the doors will be and then snap the key back onto the relocked automatically. When the transmitter case. Auto-Lock feature is activated, the se- curity lamp will flash twice and the alarm will sound once. Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
20 – BEFORE OPERATING YOUR VEHICLEElectronic Key Identification Steering Wheel WARNING!Electronic Key Identification utilizes Adjusting Steering Wheelengine no-start technology to greatly Do not adjust the steering wheel while The steering wheel can be adjusted toenhance the vehicle safety and ve- driving. Adjusting the steering wheel make the driver more comfortable.hicle theft prevention system. while driving could cause the driver to Pull down the locking lever to move lose control of the vehicle.The electronic chip, built into each the steering wheel upward and down-key, integrates the key, electronic anti- ward. After the proper adjustment,theft equipment and engine control Horn pull the locking lever back to its origi-module into an active theft prevention nal position to secure the steeringsystem. If a key is duplicated without wheel in place.the authorization of the owner, and thekey has no electronic chip containingthe electronic information required forthe anti-theft equipment and enginecontrol module, the engine will notstart using the duplicated key, thusdecreasing the probability of vehicle Horn Positiontheft. Press the center push pad on the Adjustable Steering Wheel steering wheel to operate the horn.In the event that you have lost your The horn will still work with the igni-vehicle key, you should go to an au-thorized Chery dealer to obtain a re- tion switch in the OFF position.placement key. The dealer can make anew key for your vehicle and deacti-vate your lost key. Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
BEFORE OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE – 21Door Locks WARNING!Manual Door Locks For personal security and safety, lockThe front doors can be locked/ the vehicle doors when you drive, asunlocked by turning the key in the well as when you park and leave thedoor lock cylinder. Use the manual vehicle. When leaving the vehicle, al-door lock switch on the door panel to ways remove the key from the ignitionunlock the doors from inside of the ve- switch, and lock your vehicle. Do nothicle. If the rear door switch is in the leave children unattended in the ve- Child Lock Controllocked position when the door is hicle, or with access to an unlocked ve-closed, the door will lock. It is recom- hicle. Unsupervised use of vehicle WARNING!mended to use the Remote Keyless equipment may cause severe personal • To avoid trapping passengers in theEntry to lock the doors. injuries or death. vehicle during a collision, remem- ber that the rear doors can only be “Child-Protection” Door Lock opened from the outside when the System (Rear Doors) child protection locks are engaged. The Rear Door Child-Protection Locks (Continued) are located inside the rear door. Turn the child lock control upward or down- ward to the lock or unlock position (as shown by the icons on the door). Manual Lock Switch Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
22 – BEFORE OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! (Continued) passenger door window. The windows Auto - Down Feature will operate only when the ignition All four power window switches have • In hot weather, the temperature in- switch is turned to the ON position the Auto-Down feature. Press and hold side the vehicle can rise very quickly and will remain active for 60 seconds the window switch for one second, re- after the engine is turned off. Do not after the ignition key is removed. lease, and the window will go down leave animals or children inside automatically. parked vehicles in hot weather; in- terior heat buildup may cause se- NOTE: If any windows are left open rious injury or death. If even left while locking the vehicle, the windows there for a short time, it is likely that will automatically be shut by pressing serious injury or death could occur. the LOCK button on the key fob trans- mitter.NOTE: For emergency exit with the Rear Window Safety Switchsystem engaged, move the lock switch Power Window Switches There is a rear window safety switchup to the unlocked position, roll downthe window, and open the door with the WARNING! on the driver door trim panel. Pressoutside door handle. the switch to lock all passenger side Never leave children in a vehicle with power windows. Cancel this feature byPower Windows the key in the ignition switch. Occu- pressing the switch again. This feature pants, particularly unattended children is recommended if there are childrenPower Window Switches can become trapped by the windows in your vehicle.The driver’s door trim panel has while operating the power windowswitches that operate all four power switches which may result in seriouswindows. There are single window injury or death.controls on each passenger door trimpanel that operate each respective Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
BEFORE OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE – 23 sure that the seat belt is properly fas- Lap/Shoulder Belt Warning Light tened without looseness, twists, or ob- With the ignition switch ON, struction. this light is illuminated. It will not turn off until the WARNING! driver properly attaches the A lap belt worn too high can increase seat belt. the risk of internal injury in a collision. Front Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating The belt forces won’t be at the strong Instructions Rear Window Safety Switch hip and pelvic bones, but across your The seat belt latch plate is above the WARNING! abdomen. Always wear the lap belt as back of the front seat, next to your low and snug as possible. shoulder. Grasp the latch plate and There is no anti-pinch protection when the window is closing. To avoid per- pull out the belt. While pulling out the In a collision, an unrestrained child, belt, slide the latch plate up the web- sonal injury, be sure to clear all arms, even a tiny baby, can be propelled in- bing as far as necessary to allow the hands, fingers and all objects away side the vehicle if not properly re- belt to go around your lap. When the from the window path before closing. strained. The force required to hold belt is long enough to fit, insert the even an infant on your lap could be- latch plate into the buckle until youOccupant Restraints come so great that you could not hold hear a click .Lap/Shoulder Belts the child, no matter how strong youBe sure everyone in your vehicle is in are. The child and others can be badlya seat and properly using a seat belt. injured. Any child riding in the vehicleNever use a lap/shoulder belt or lap should be in an appropriate restraintbelt for more than one person. Make for the child’s size. Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
24 – BEFORE OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! WARNING! A belt that is fastened into the wrong A twisted belt cannot perform properly. buckle will not protect you properly. In a collision, it could even cut into its Always buckle your belt into the near- passenger. Be sure the belt is straight. est buckle. If you can’t straighten a belt in your ve- hicle, take it to an authorized CheryTo release the belt, push the red but- dealer and have it repaired.ton on the buckle. The belt will auto- Rear Seat Belt Location With Two Headmatically retract to its stowed posi- Restraints Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belttion. If necessary, slide the latch plate Anchoragedown the webbing to allow the belt to In the driver’s seat and front passen-retract fully. ger’s seat, the shoulder belt can beRear Seat Belt Operating adjusted upward or downward to posi-Instructions tion the belt away from the driver’s orThis seat belt length cannot be ad- passenger’s neck. Push and fully de-justed automatically. The seat belt is press the button to release the an-adjusted by an adjustable buckle that chorage, and move it up or down toslides along its length to provide the Rear Seat Belt Location With Three Head the position that fits you best.proper fit for the passenger. When the Restraintsbelt has been adjusted to fit the pas- NOTE: In some countries, the rearsenger, insert the latch plate into the seat is equipped with three rear head re-buckle until you hear a click , and straints.then adjust the length of seat beltmanually across your abdomen. Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
BEFORE OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE – 25 Washing Seat Belt The front occupants must be sitting as The seat belt should be washed with upright as possible in order to be ef- vehicle detergent or warm water and fectively protected. allowed to dry naturally. WARNING! WARNING! Always properly position your seat belt Never use chemical detergents, boiled to maintain the proper distance from water, bleach or dye to wash the seat the steering wheel. Only then can the Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt airbag provide optimal protection dur- Anchorage belt. ing a collision.Maintenance for Seat Belt Never allow water to enter the belt re- tractor. Front AirbagsInspection Of Seat BeltThe seat belt should be inspected Airbagsregularly for damage or frays. Dam- The airbags work with the seat belts toaged parts must be replaced immedi- properly restrain the driver and front-ately. Seat belt assemblies must be seat passenger in the event of a colli-replaced if they have been damaged sion.after a collision. NOTE: As the triggered airbags de- WARNING! flate you may see some smoke-like par- Driver and Passenger Airbags ticles. The particles are a normal by- Do not disassemble or modify the seat product of the process that generates belt. the nontoxic gas used for airbag infla- tion. Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
26 – BEFORE OPERATING YOUR VEHICLEThe seat and backrest must be posi- only if the impact speed is above the should be replaced after 10 years oftioned correctly for the airbag to pro- system’s designated threshold level. service because the efficiencies of thevide optimal protection during a colli- inflating agent and airbag deteriorate.sion. The vertical sitting posture is WARNING! If you are not clear about the servicebest when the lower back is in contact life of your vehicle’s airbag, your au-with the seat backrest as much as pos- Do not put anything on or around the front airbag covers or attempt to thorized Chery dealer can answer anysible and the inclination of seat back- questions or address any concernsrest is not over 25 degrees. Never po- manually open them. Take your vehicle to an authorized Chery dealer for steer- you may have. Take your vehicle onlysition the front seat too close to the to an authorized Chery dealer forinstrument panel. While driving, the ing wheel, steering column and airbag system service or you could be injured service.steering wheel should be held withthe arms slightly flexed. This is an because of accidental airbag deploy- Child Restraintideal driving posture, which helps to ment. Please follow the manufacturer’s direc-decrease the risk of the driver being tions exactly when installing an infantinjured in a collision in which the air- Airbag Warning Light or child restraint. There are differentbag does not deploy. When the ignition switch is in the ON sizes and types of restraints for chil- position, the warning light in the in- dren from newborn size to a child al-The front airbag will deploy in a mod- strument panel will be turned on and most large enough for an adult safetyerate to severe frontal collision orwithin the scope of left/right 30 degree remain on for 3-4 seconds. If the light belt. Always check the child seat own-collisions. When it touches the occu- does not come on, remains illumi- er’s manual to ensure you have thepant, it instantly deflates to cushion nated after you start the vehicle, or if it correct seat for your child. Use the re-the forward movement of the occu- comes on as you drive, take your ve- straint that is correct for your child.pant. An airbag is designed to deploy hicle to an authorized Chery dealer forin moderate to severe frontal or near- inspection. It is suggested by the air-frontal crash. The airbag will deploy bag manufacturer that the airbag Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
BEFORE OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE – 27 WARNING! For all children under 12 years old or shorter than 150 cm, a special child re-In a collision, an unrestrained child, straint must be used. An infant restraint,even a tiny baby, can be propelled in- child restraint, or a heightened seatside the vehicle if not properly re- cushion is required. The child restraintstrained. The force required to hold must be applicable and government-even an infant on your lap could be- authorized. Maximum child safety cancome so great that you could not hold be obtained when the safety seat worksthe child, no matter how strong you together with the seat belt.are. The child and others could bebadly injured. Any child riding in the Children who weigh less than 10 kg orvehicle should be in an appropriate re- are less than 1 year old should bestraint for the child’s size. placed in a baby carrier on the rear seat with the child lying flat and theNEVER use a backward-facing child baby carrier restrained. For infants,restraint seat on a passenger seat pro-tected by an airbag. A backward- use a rearward-facing child restraint.facing child restraint should only be Rearward Facing Child Seatused in the rear seat. A backward-facing child restraint in the front seatmay be struck by a deploying passen-ger airbag which may cause severe orfatal injury to the infant. Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
28 – BEFORE OPERATING YOUR VEHICLEChildren who weigh between 10 kg to WARNING!18 kg or are less than 4 years oldshould use child restraints on the rear It is extremely dangerous to ride in aseat. cargo area, inside or outside of a ve- hicle. In a collision, people riding in these areas are more likely to be se- riously injured or killed. Do not allow people to ride in any area Heightened Seat Cushion of your vehicle that is not equipped WARNING! with seats and seat belts. Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in Each child restraint is intended for one a seat and using a seat belt properly. Child Restraint Seat child only.Children who weigh between 18 kg According to most local traffic laws, Locking Your Vehicleand 36 kg or are between 4 and 12 children are forbidden to sit in the Always remove the key from the igni-years old should sit on the heightened front seat and should use the appli- tion switch and lock all doors whenseat cushion on the rear seat. The ad- cable child restraints. leaving the vehicle unattended, evenjustable auxiliary seat belt attached to in your own driveway or garage. Try tothe heightened seat cushion can en- park your vehicle in a well-lit area and Operating Safety Tipssure a child uses the seat belt prop- avoid leaving articles of value exposed.erly. The heightened seat cushion po- Transporting Passengerssitions the belt away from the child’s NEVER TRANSPORT PASSENGERS INneck and the lap belt should fit across THE CARGO AREA.the child’s abdomen. Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
BEFORE OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE – 29Exhaust Gas control BLOWER switch is set at high Airbag Warning Light speed. DO NOT use the recirculation The airbag warning light should come WARNING! mode. on and remain on for 3-4 seconds as a bulb check when the ignition switch is Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They The best protection against carbon first turned ON. If the light is not lit contain carbon monoxide (CO), which monoxide entry into the vehicle pas- during starting, see your authorized is colorless and odorless. Breathing it senger compartment is a properly Chery dealer. If the light stays on, flick- can make you unconscious and can maintained engine exhaust system. ers, or comes on while driving, have eventually poison you and lead to Interior Vehicle Safety Inspection the system checked by an authorized death. Chery dealer. Seat BeltsDo not run the engine in a closed ga- Defroster Inspect the belt system periodically, Check the operation by selecting therage or in confined areas any longer checking for cuts, frays, and loose defrost mode and place the blowerthan needed to move your vehicle in parts. Damaged parts must be re- control on high speed. You should beor out of the area. placed immediately. Do not disas- able to feel the air directed againstIf it is necessary to sit in a parked ve- semble or modify the system. the windshield. See your authorizedhicle with the engine running, adjust Front seat belt assemblies must be re- Chery dealer for service if your de-your heating or cooling controls to placed after a collision. Rear seat belt froster is inoperable.force outside air into the vehicle. Set assemblies must be replaced after athe blower at high speed. collision if they have been damagedIf you are required to drive with the (i.e., bent retractor, torn webbing,rear hatch open, make sure that all etc.). If there is any question regardingwindows are closed and the climate belt or retractor condition, replace the belt. Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
30 – BEFORE OPERATING YOUR VEHICLEExterior Vehicle Safety Inspection Fluid Leaks During first 1,000 km of operation:Tires Check the area under the vehicle after • Do not allow the engine speed to ex- overnight parking. If a leak is sus- ceed 3,000 RPMExamine the tires for excessive tread pected, the cause should be located • Do not exceed 100 km/hwear and uneven wear patterns. Check and corrected immediately. Check thethe tires for the following: • Do not operate the engine at maxi- following for possible leaks: mum speed when upshifting• Stones, nails, glass, or other objects • Fuel lodged in the tread • Engine coolant During 1,000-1,500 km of operation:• Tread and sidewall for cuts and cracks • Engine oil • Driving speed can be gradually in-• Proper pressure (including spare) creased to greater than 100 km/h • Transaxle oil• Wheel nuts for proper torque • Engine speed can be gradually in- • Power steering fluid creased to its maximumLights • Brake fluid Safety Tips During Engine Break-InHave an assistant observe the opera- New Vehicle Break-In The maximum engine speed is 6,000tion of exterior lights while you work RPM. When operating the manual Recommendationsthe controls. Check turn signal and transaxle, the vehicle must behigh beam indicator lights on the in- Engine Break-In shifted into the next highest gearstrument panel. Check the following Recommendations before the needle of the tachometerlights for proper operation: Vehicle frictional resistance is much is in the red range.• Low beam headlights greater when the vehicle is new. The result of proper engine break-in will NOTE: To utilize your vehicle effi-• High beam headlights impact the service life, operating reli- ciently, avoid operating the engine at un-• Turn signal lights ability and vehicle economical effi- necessary high speeds. To optimize fuel• Taillights ciency. The following is the proper en- efficiency, the vehicle should be shifted• Stop lights gine break-in procedure: to the next highest gear position at the Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
BEFORE OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE – 31proper engine/road speed. This will de- Braking System Break-In slowly and especially carefully withincrease operational noise and help re- Recommendations the first 100 km of driving.duce environmental pollution. The brakes cannot provide the ideal Vehicle wheel nuts must be re- friction to stop during the vehicle’sNOTE: The engine is also at risk if it is tightened to the specified torque after first 200 km of operation. You shouldoperated at too low an engine speed. It the first 800 km of driving. Also, when depress the brake pedal firmly to in-should be shifted to a lower gear posi- a wheel has been replaced or after crease friction and improve stoppingtion in order to maintain the proper en- capability. wheel nuts have been loosened, theygine speed. must be re-tightened to the specified Tire and Wheel Break-In torque after driving 800 km.NOTE: The engine must be at normal Recommendationsoperating temperature before operating New tires require a brief break-in pe-the engine at high speed. riod. Your vehicle should be driven Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
33 FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLECONTENTS Mirrors 35 Manual Rear Seat Front Interior Lighting 43 Inside Rearview Mirror 35 Adjustments 39 Rear Hatch Light 44 Outside Mirror 35 Head Restraints 40 Brake Lights 44 Outside Mirrors Folding Lights 41 Reverse Lights 44 Feature 35 Headlights, Parking Lights Sunroof (If Equipped) 44 Power Remote Control (Front Position Lights, Mirrors 35 Opening Sunroof 44 Instrument Panel Lights and Vanity Mirrors 36 License Light) 41 Closing Sunroof 44 Windshield Wipers and High Beam/Low Beam Anti-Pinch Feature 44 Washers 36 Select Switch 41 Tilt Up Feature 44 Front Windshield Wipers Flash to Pass 41 Tilt Down Feature 45 and Washers 37 Front Fog Lights 42 Sunshade Operation 45 Rear Window Wiper and Rear Fog Lights 42 Washer 38 Cigarette Lighter and Turn Signals 42 Ashtray 45 Seats 38 Dimmer Control 43 Cigarette Lighter 45 Manual Front Seat Adjustments 38 Headlight Leveling System 43 Front Ashtray 45 Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
34 – FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Rear Ashtray (If Equipped) 46 Rear Cupholder 47 Reversing Sonar System 49 Rear Hatch Release 46 Storage Areas 47 Reversing Sonar Operation 49 Rear Hatch Release Lever 46 Glove Box 47 Reversing Sonar Display 51 Cup and Bottle Holders 47 Auxiliary Storage Front Cupholders Compartments 48 Reversing Sonar Sensors 51 (If Equipped) 47 Cargo Area 48 Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE – 35Mirrors Outside Mirror Power Remote Control Mirrors For the driver’s maximum benefit, ad- The power mirror switch is located onInside Rearview Mirror just the outside mirrors to center on the driver’s door. A rotary knob selectsAdjust the mirror to a center view po- the adjacent lane of traffic, slightly the left mirror, right mirror, or off posi-sition through the rear window. Night overlapping the view obtained from tion.time headlight glare can be reducedby moving the control lever under the the inside mirror.mirror to the night position. WARNING!NOTE: The mirror viewing rangeshould be adjusted in the day position Vehicles and other objects seen in thebefore using the night position. outside mirrors will appear smaller and farther away than they really are. Re- lying solely on your outside mirrors could cause you to collide with another Power Mirror Adjust Switch vehicle or object. Outside Mirrors Folding Feature Outside mirrors can be folded manu- ally. The outside mirror can be re- Inside Rearview Mirror stored to its normal position by un-1 - Day 2 - Night folding it outward to the proper position. Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
36 – FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLEOutside mirrors can be adjusted re- CAUTION!motely only when the ignition switchis in the ON position. After selecting In cold weather, always turn the wiperthe left or right mirror, toggle the knob switch OFF and allow the wipers to re-in the same direction you want the turn to the park position before shut-mirror to move. When finished, return ting off the engine. If the wiper switchthe knob to the center middle posi- is left ON and the wipers freeze to thetion to guard against accidental mirror windshield, damage to the wiper mo-movement. Vanity Mirror tor may occur when the vehicle is re- Windshield Wipers and started. Washers Always remove any buildup of snow that prevents the windshield wiper The wiper and washer control lever is blades from returning to the park po- located on the right side of the steer- sition. If the windshield wipers are op- ing column, near the instrument erated before the snow is removed, panel. The wiper/washer operates damage to the wiper motor may occur. only when the ignition switch is in the Never operate the windshield wipers ON position. Outside Mirror Directions when the windshield is dry. OperatingVanity Mirrors the windshield wipers on a dry wind-A vanity mirror is located on the front shield will scuff the windshield andpassenger side sun visor. The vanity permanently damage the wiper blades.mirror can be found by rotating thesun visor down. Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE – 37Front Windshield Wipers and Intermittent Wiper Feature To activate the washer, pull the Wind-Washers shield Wiper/Washer Control Lever to- ward you and hold it for as long asHigh and Low Speed Feature washer spray is desired. If you activate the washer while the wiper control is in the OFF position, the wipers will operate for several wipe cycles and then turn OFF. Front Wiper Intermittent Control CAUTION! Move the lever up to the INT position The windshield washer operating time High and Low Speed Control to make a single wiping cycle with a should be no longer than 10 seconds. pause between cycles.Move the lever up to the first setting Operating the windshield washer whenpast the intermittent settings for low Windshield Washer Feature the fluid tank is empty may damagespeed wiper operation, or to the sec- the washer motor.ond setting past the intermittent set-tings for high speed wiper operation. Windshield Washer Control Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
38 – FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLERear Window Wiper and Washer Rear Window Washer Feature SeatsNormal Speed Feature Manual Front Seat Adjustments Forward and Backward Adjustment The manual seat adjustment bar is at the front of the seat, near the floor. Pull the bar upward and slide the seat forward or backward. Release the bar once the seat is in the desired posi- Rear Window Washer Control tion. To confirm the seat is locked into Rear Wiper Normal Speed Control To activate the rear washer, push the place, attempt to move the seat for- wiper switch lever away from you and ward and backward after adjusting theRotate the end of the wiper switch le- hold it for as long as washer spray is seat.ver to the ON position for normal rear desired. The wipers will operate forwiper speed operation. several wipe cycles when the lever is released. CAUTION! The rear washer operating time should be no longer than 10 seconds. Operating the rear washer when the Manual Seat Adjustment fluid tank is empty may damage the washer motor. Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE – 39 WARNING! Never adjust the seat while driving. The sudden movement of the seat could cause you to lose control. Adjust the seat only while the vehicle is parked.Recliner Adjustment Seat Back Recliner Lever Rear Seats Folded FlatThe recliner control lever is on the Manual Rear Seat Adjustments NOTE: Prior to folding the rear seats,outboard side of the seat. To recline Folding Rear Seats be sure that the front seats are fully up-the seat, lean forward slightly and lift right and positioned forward. This will al- To provide additional storage area,the lever, then lean back to the de- low the rear seat to fold down easily. each rear seat back can be folded for-sired position and release the lever. ward. Pull the release knob upward toLean forward and lift the lever to re- WARNING! move the seat forward and flat.turn the seat back to its normal • It is extremely dangerous to ride inposition. a cargo area, inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed. (Continued) Folding Rear Seat Release Knob Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
40 – FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! (Continued) Front Head Restraints straint out of the seat sleeves. To rein- stall the head restraint, insert the • Do not allow people to ride in any posts into the sleeves and push the area of your vehicle that is not head restraint downward until it locks equipped with seats and seat belts. into place. • Be sure everyone in your vehicle is Rear Head Restraints in a seat and using a seat belt prop- erly. • In a collision, you or others in your vehicle could be injured if seats are Head Restraint Adjustment not properly latched to their floor Adjusting the Head Restraint attachments. Always be sure that Adjust the head restraint so that the seats are fully latched. upper edge of the head restraint is as high as the top of the occupant’s head,Head Restraints keeping the center of the occupant’s Rear Seat With Three Head RestraintsHead restraints can reduce the risk of head in the center of the head re- The adjustment of rear head restraintswhiplash injury in an accident. Head straint. Press the lock release button, is the same as the front head re-restraints can only protect the occu- then pull up on the head restraint to straints.pant if they are adjusted properly. raise and push down to lower. Removing or Installing the Head NOTE: In some countries, the rear Restraints seat is equipped with three rear head To remove the head restraint, you restraints. must simultaneously press the lock re- lease button and pull the head re- Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE – 41 WARNING! Rotate the end of the multifunction beam indicator on the instrument switch lever to the first setting for cluster will illuminate immediately. Never sit in a seat or allow a passen- parking lights (front position lights, in- Pull the lever toward you to switch the ger to sit in a seat without having the strument panel lights and license headlights back to the LOW beam head restraint in place and adjusted light). Rotate the end of the lever to position. properly as it may result in personal the second setting for headlight Flash to Pass injury to you or your passenger in an operation. accident. While driving, you can signal another High Beam/Low Beam Select vehicle with your headlights by lightly Switch pulling the multifunction switch leverLights toward you. This will cause the head-Headlights, Parking Lights (Front lights to switch from low beam opera-Position Lights, Instrument Panel tion to high beam operation and re-Lights and License Light) main on until the lever is released. Repeating this operation can flash the high beam headlights continuously. High Beam Control When the multifunction switch lever is in the headlight position, push the multifunction switch lever away from Headlight Control you to switch the headlights to the HIGH beam position. When the high beam position is selected, the high Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
42 – FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLEFront Fog Lights Rear Fog Lights Turn Signals Front Fog Light Switch Rear Fog Light Switch Turn Signal ControlThe front fog light switch is located on The rear fog light switch is located on Move the multifunction switch leverthe driver side of the instrument the driver side of the instrument upward or downward and the corre-panel. With the multifunction switch in panel. With the multifunction switch in sponding turn signal indicator on thethe first or second lighting position, the second lighting position or when instrument panel will flash. Turn sig-rotate the front fog light switch to turn the front fog lights are turned on first, nals operate only when the ignitionon the front fog lights. When the front rotate the rear fog light switch to turn switch is in the ON position.fog lights are ON, the indicator on the on the rear fog lights. When the rearinstrument cluster illuminates imme- fog lights are ON, the indicator on thediately. The front fog light should only instrument cluster illuminates imme-be used in foggy, snowy, or rainy diately. The rear fog lights may distractconditions. or affect visibility of drivers behind you. Operating this light is recom- mended only under the lowest visibil- ity conditions. Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE – 43Dimmer Control The headlight leveling switch is lo- light switches once. Press the switches cated on the driver side of the instru- a second time to turn the reading ment panel. It can be operated in four lights OFF. positions: 0, 1, 2, or 3. Each setting can Dome Light be used to adjust the headlight level as required under specific driving conditions. Front Interior Lighting The front interior light is located in the Dimmer Control Switch headliner above the rearview mirror.The Dimmer Control is located on thedriver side of the instrument panel. It Reading Lightscontrols the brightness of the instru- Dome Light Switchment panel lights. The dome light can be activated ONHeadlight Leveling System for continuous illumination by sliding the dome light switch to the ON posi- tion. When the dome light switch is in the DOOR position, opening any door will turn on the interior light. When the Reading Light Switches doors are closed, the interior light will The left and right reading lights are ac- remain illuminated for several sec- onds. This delay feature is deacti- tivated ON by pressing either of the vated when the ignition switch is in Headlight Leveling Switch the ON position. Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
44 – FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLERear Hatch Light the ignition switch is in the LOCK po- Closing Sunroof sition, or the transaxle is shifted out of Press and momentarily hold the TILT reverse. UP (1) switch and release. The sunroof will close fully and stop automatically. Sunroof (If Equipped) NOTE: During this operation, pressing the SLIDE OPEN (2) switch will stop the sunroof. Anti-Pinch Feature Rear Hatch Light Position This feature will detect an obstructionWhen the rear hatch is opened, the in the sunroof’s path while closing. Ifrear hatch light will illuminate auto- an obstruction is detected, the sun-matically, regardless if the ignition roof will automatically retract. If thisswitch is ON or OFF. Sunroof Switches occurs, remove the obstruction, then 1 - TILT UP 2 - SLIDE OPEN press the TILT UP (1) switch and re-Brake LightsDepressing the brake pedal will illu- Opening Sunroof lease to close.minate the brake lights, and releasing Press and momentarily hold the Tilt Up Featurethe brake pedal will turn the brake SLIDE OPEN (2) switch and release. With the sunroof closed, press andlights off. The sunroof will open fully and then momentarily hold the TILT UP (1) stop automatically. switch and the back of the sunroofReverse LightsWith the ignition switch in the ON po- NOTE: During this operation, pressing glass will tilt up automatically. Duringsition, the reverse lights illuminate the TILT UP (1) switch will stop the this operation, pressing the SLIDEwhen the transaxle is placed in the re- OPEN (2) switch will stop the sunroof. sunroof.verse range. The lights turn OFF when Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE – 45Tilt Down Feature Cigarette Lighter and Ashtray WARNING!Press and momentarily hold the TILT Cigarette LighterUP (1) switch and the back of the sun- To prevent injury to passengers androof glass will automatically tilt down- damage to your vehicle, never presswards into the closed position. and hold the cigarette lighter for an extended period of time. If childrenSunshade Operation are left in the vehicle, the cigarette lighter should be removed. Front Ashtray Cigarette Lighter The cigarette lighter is located in the middle of the instrument panel, under the climate control panel. Press the Sunshade Position cigarette lighter inward and wait untilThe sunshade can be slid open manu- it automatically pops out. The ciga-ally to expose the sunroof while the rette lighter can be used when the ig-sunroof is still closed. However, the nition switch is OFF. Front Ashtraysunshade will open automatically as The front ashtray is located in thethe sunroof opens. middle of the instrument panel, underNOTE: The sunshade cannot be the climate control panel.closed if the sunroof is open. Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
46 – FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLERear Ashtray (If Equipped) Rear Hatch Release WARNING! Rear Hatch Release Lever Do not allow children to have access to the cargo area, either by climbing into the cargo area from the outside, or through the inside of the vehicle. Once in the cargo area, young children may not be able to escape, even if they entered through the rear seat. If Rear Ashtray Position trapped in the cargo area, children can die from suffocation or heat stroke. Al-The rear ashtray is located on the cen- Rear Hatch Release Lever ways close the rear hatch when yourter console, behind the parking brake The rear hatch can be opened by us- vehicle is unattended.lever. Open the rear ashtray cover to ing any of the following ways:expose the rear ashtray. • Rear hatch release lever • Vehicle key Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE – 47Cup and Bottle Holders Rear Cupholder Storage AreasFront Cupholders (If Equipped) Glove Box Rear Cupholder Location Front Cupholder Location The rear cupholder is located in the Glove Box center console, behind the parkingThe front cupholders are located in The glove box is located on the lower brake lever. If the vehicle is equippedthe middle of the instrument panel, passenger side of the instrument with a rear ashtray, remove the rearunder the climate control panel. Push panel. Pull the release lever to open ashtray to expose the rear cupholder.the front of the cupholder inward, and the glove box.a set of cup holders are available, WARNING!each of which can accommodate two CAUTION!large beverage containers. If containers of hot liquid are placed To reduce the chance of injury in case in the cup holder, they can spill while of an accident or a sudden stop, always transporting them. Use caution when keep the glove box closed while driv- transporting hot liquids to avoid injury. ing. Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
48 – FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLEAuxiliary Storage Compartments Small Storage Compartment WARNING!Instrument Panel Storage To avoid tipping, lock the cargo shelfCompartment securely in position. Do not drive this vehicle with the rear hatch open. Failure to follow these warnings could result in serious or fatal injury. Small Storage Compartment Location Rear Cargo Shelf Panel - Installed The small storage compartment is lo- PositionInstrument Panel Storage Compartment cated in the lower instrument panel, Insert the front outboard corners of Location under the steering wheel. the cargo shelf panel into the hooksThe instrument panel storage com- Cargo Area on the side panels and lock the cargopartment is located in the top of the shelf panel into place. Rear Cargo Shelf Panelinstrument panel, above the air out-lets. Pull the cover upward to open the The rear cargo shelf panel attaches tostorage compartment. guides in the rear cargo area. The rear cargo shelf panel is installed in the rear cargo area. NOTE: The rear hatch can be opened or closed with the rear cargo shelf panel in its installed position. Rear Cargo Shelf Installed Position Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE – 49 WARNING! WARNING! vehicle is operating in reverse. The re- versing sonar system is activatedDo not load objects on the shelf in the Always place cargo evenly on the cargo when the ignition switch is in the ONinstalled position. In an accident, ob- floor. Put heavier objects as low and position and the vehicle is shifted intojects could strike occupants, causing as far forward as possible. reverse. When the rear sonar sensorsserious or fatal injury. Place as much cargo as possible in detect an obstacle within approxi- front of the rear axle. Too much weight mately 1.7 meters of the vehicle, the or improperly placed weight over or distance will be displayed by the re- WARNING! behind the rear axle can cause the rear versing sonar display and viewed withIn an accident, a loose cargo shelf of the vehicle to sway. the inside rear view mirror.panel in the vehicle could cause injury. Do not pile luggage or cargo higher The following is a list of distance mes-It could fly around in a sudden stop than the top of the seat back. This sages from the sonar display:and strike someone in the vehicle. could impair visibility or become a • 1.7 - 1.5 meters: At this distance, theDo not store the cargo cover on the dangerous projectile in a sudden stop rear sonar system will display the dis-cargo floor or in the passenger com- or collision. tance to the object and flashing greenpartment. Remove the cover from the lights will appear on the display. Novehicle when removed from its in- Reversing Sonar System beep is heard at this distance.stalled position. Do not store in the ve-hicle. • 1.4 - 1.3 meters: At this distance, the Reversing Sonar Operation rear sonar system will display the dis- The reversing sonar system provides tance to the object and solid green visible and audible indications of the lights will appear on the display. Also, distance between the rear bumper the system will sound a slow beep and the detected obstacle while the every 1/2 second to alert the driver of the approaching object. Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
50 – FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE• 1.2 - 1.1 meters: At this distance, the • 0.6 meters: At this distance, the rear • P: At this distance, the rear sonar sys- rear sonar system will display the dis- sonar system will display the distance tem will display P indicating it is no tance to the object and 2 solid green to the object and 2 solid green lights longer safe to continue moving the lights will appear on the display. Also, and 3 solid yellow lights will appear vehicle. The display will show 2 solid the system will sound a slow beep on the display. Also, the system will green lights, 3 solid yellow lights, and every 1/2 second to alert the driver sound a medium beep every 1/4 sec- 2 flashing red lights will appear on the of the approaching object. ond to alert the driver of the ap- display. Also, the system will sound• 1.0 - 0.9 meters: At this distance, the proaching object. a continuous beep alerting the driver rear sonar system will display the dis- • 0.5 - 0.4 meters: At this distance, the to stop backing up. tance to the object and 2 solid green rear sonar system will display the dis- lights and 1 solid yellow light will ap- tance to the object and 2 solid green WARNING! pear on the display. Also, the system lights, 3 yellow lights and 1 red light The alarm will not sound if an obstacle will sound a slow beep every 1/2 sec- will appear on the display. Also, the is out of the sensing range. ond to alert the driver of the ap- system will sound a fast beep every When detecting several obstacles, the proaching object. 1/8 second to alert the driver of the sensor only identifies the closest ob-• 0.8 - 0.7 meters: At this distance, the object. ject. rear sonar system will display the dis- • 0.3 meters: At this distance, the rear Even when using the reversing sonar tance to the object and 2 solid green sonar system will display the distance system, always check carefully behind lights and 2 solid yellow lights will ap- to the object and 2 solid green lights, your vehicle, and be sure to check for pear on the display. Also, the system 3 solid yellow lights, and 2 flashing pedestrians, animals, other vehicles, will sound a medium beep every 1/4 red lights will appear on the display. obstructions, or blind spots before second to alert the driver of the ap- Also, the system will sound a fast backing up. proaching object. beep every 1/8 second to alert the (Continued) driver of the object. Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE – 51 WARNING! (Continued) displays the distance between the The two reversing sonar sensors are rear bumper and the detected ob- located in the rear bumper. The sen- You are responsible for the safety of stacle. sors monitor the area behind the ve- your surroundings and must continue hicle that is within the sensors’ range. to pay attention while backing up. Fail- The displayed distance changes in in- crements of 10 cm. (For example, the The sensors can detect obstacles and ure to do so can result in serious in- display would show the following dis- supply data for the reversing sonar jury or death. tance readings starting at 1.7 → 1.6 → system. 1.5 → 1.4 → 1.3 → 1.2 etc. will be dis-Reversing Sonar Display WARNING! played on the reversing sonar display as the vehicle is backed into position). The reversing sonar system will not op- Reversing Sonar Sensors erate under the following conditions: • Snow or mud covering the surface of sensors • Ice covering the surface of sensors Reversing Sonar Display LocationThe Reversing Sonar Display is lo-cated on the headliner near the rear Reversing Sonar Sensor Locationcenter high mounted stop lamp. Thedriver can view the reversing displaywith the inside rear view mirror. Whenin reverse, the inside rear view mirror Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
52 – FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLEThe following chart displays the reversing sonar operation when the sonar system detects an obstacle: Distance From Obstacle (m) Display Lights Audible Warning 1.7 Flashing Green Lights None 1.6 Flashing Green Lights None 1.5 Flashing Green Lights None 1.4 Solid Green Lights Slow Beep 1.3 Solid Green Lights Slow Beep 1.2 Solid Green Lights Slow Beep 1.1 Solid Green Lights Slow Beep 1.0 Solid Green & Yellow Lights Slow Beep 0.9 Solid Green & Yellow Lights Slow Beep 0.8 Solid Green & Yellow Lights Medium Beep 0.7 Solid Green & Yellow Lights Medium Beep 0.6 Solid Green & Yellow Lights Medium Beep 0.5 Solid Green, Yellow & Red Lights Fast Beep 0.4 Solid Green, Yellow & Red Lights Fast Beep 0.3 Solid Green, Yellow & Flashing Red Lights Fast Beep P Solid Green, Yellow & Flashing Red Lights Continuous Beep• Slow beep sounds at 1/2 second intervals• Medium beep sounds at 1/4 second intervals• Fast beep sounds at 1/8 second intervals Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE – 53Undetectable Objects • The sonar sensors will not work in Cleaning The Reversing SonarThe sonar sensors will not detect the temperatures below -30°C or above Sensorsfollowing: 80°C. WARNING!• Thin objects such as steel wire, rope, False Alarm Warnings fence, etc. The alarm may inadvertently sound Applying water under high-pressure to• Obstacles such as small rocks, etc. due to the following conditions: the sonar sensors, such as that from• Soft obstacles that easily absorb ul- a high-pressure water gun, may dam- • Your vehicle is equipped with a high- trasonic signals such as snow, cotton, age the sonar sensors. The surface of powered radio or antenna. padding, etc. the sonar sensors must never be • When loud sounds are present, such pressed, squeezed or impacted. as a horn of another vehicle, a loudNOTE: motorcycle engine, or skidding/ Clean the reversing sonar system with• The reversing sonar sensors only de- tect the object closest to it. locking tires or brakes adjacent to the water, car wash soap and a soft cloth. sonar sensor. Do not use rough or hard cloths. Do• Sensors might not detect vehicles • Driving in slushy conditions like not scratch or poke the sensors, other- that have high ground clearance. splashing snow or rain. wise the sensors could be damaged. Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
55 STARTING AND OPERATING YOUR VEHICLECONTENTS Starting and Operating 57 EZ Drive - Automated Brake System 64 Preparation Before Starting 57 Manual Transaxle (AMT) Parking Brake 64 (If Equipped) 62 Normal Starting Procedure 57 Dual Circuit Brake System 65 5-Speed Automated Manual Failed Starting Procedure 58 Brake Booster 65 Transaxle (AMT) 62 After Starting 58 Operating Cautions 65 Gear Shifting 62 Starting and Operating Antilock Brake System Instrument Cluster Display Cautions 59 (ABS) 66 Screen 63 Hood Release 59 Utilizing ABS Braking 66 Transaxle Warning Lamp 64 Manual Transaxle E - Economy/Normal Shift ABS Self-Check 67 (If Equipped) 61 Mode Switch 64 Power Steering 67 5-Speed Manual Transaxle 61 Shifting 61 Driving Through Water 68 Downshifting 62 Driving In Slippery Conditions 68 Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
56 – STARTING AND OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE Tires 69 Spare Tire 71 Fuel 72 General Information 69 Tread Wear 71 General Information 72 Tire Pressure 70 Winter Tires 71 Clean Air Gasoline 72 Tire Rotation 70 Replacement Tires 71 Adding Fuel 72 Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
STARTING AND OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE – 57Starting and Operating WARNING! CAUTION!Preparation Before Starting Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Always apply the parking brake beforeBefore starting your vehicle, adjust Leaving children in a vehicle unat- starting the vehicle.your seat, adjust the inside and out- tended is dangerous for a number ofside mirrors, fasten your seat belt, reasons. A child or others could be se- Starting the engine with AMTand, if present, instruct all other occu- riously or fatally injured. Do not leave transaxle in neutralpants to buckle their seat belts. Make the key in the ignition. A child could With the gear selector in NEUTRAL,sure the headlamps and other electri- operate power windows, other con- turn the ignition switch to the STARTcal accessories are OFF. trols, or move the vehicle. position until the engine starts. Re-If there is resistance when turning the lease the switch when the engineignition switch, try turning the steering Manual Transaxle (If Equipped) starts.wheel left and right until the ignition Before starting the engine, fully en- Starting the engine with AMTswitch can be turned to the ON posi- gage the parking brake, press the transaxle in geartion. This resistance is probably due clutch pedal to the floor, and place the With the transaxle in gear, press theto any of the following reasons: gear selector in NEUTRAL. brake pedal and turn the ignition• The front wheel is touching the curb switch to the START position until the NOTE: The engine will not start until engine starts. Release the switch when• The steering wheel self-locks the clutch pedal is fully depressed. the engine starts. EZ Drive - Automated Manual Normal Starting Procedure Transaxle (AMT) (If Equipped) The following should be performed for The EZ Drive transaxle can be started normal starts: while it is in neutral or in gear. • Turn the ignition switch to the START position without depressing the ac- Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
58 – STARTING AND OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE celerator pedal. Release the switch • Once started, release the accelerator Limiting Engine Speed when the engine starts. pedal slowly as the engine warms up. To protect the engine from over-• The starter motor may need to remain speed, the engine is electronically engaged for up to 10 seconds in very CAUTION! limited by the Engine Control Module cold conditions until the engine is To prevent damage to the starter, do (ECM). started. not crank the engine for more than 10 seconds at a time. Wait 10 to 15 sec- WARNING! If the engine fails to start within 10 onds before trying again. Operating the engine at high speed seconds, turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position, wait 10 to 15 may cause excessive heat in the ex- After Starting haust system, resulting in overheating seconds, then repeat the normal The idle speed will automatically de- and vehicle fire, which may cause se- starting procedure. If the engine crease as the engine warms up. rious injuries or death. still doesn’t start, see Failed Start- ing Procedure . Self-Adapting Function Of Engine Control SystemFailed Starting Procedure If the battery cable has been removedThe following should be performed if from the battery, the vehicle may runthe engine fails to start after two con- irregularly for a short time after thesecutive attempts: cable is reconnected. This is normal• Press the accelerator pedal to the because the engine control system is floor and hold it there. readapting to the engine.• Turn the ignition switch to the START position and crank the engine till it starts. Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
STARTING AND OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE – 59Starting and Operating Cautions WARNING! (Continued) CAUTION!Exhaust Gases • If you are required to drive with the The engine’s temperature will remain rear hatch open, make sure that all high after you turn the engine off. Af- WARNING! windows are closed and the climate ter the engine is turned off, the ve-Engine exhaust gas can injure or kill. control blower switch is set to high hicles electric cooling fan will continueIt contains carbon monoxide (CO) speed. DO NOT use the recircula- to run for approximately 60 seconds.which is colorless and odorless. tion mode. Even if the cooling fan stops, it may runBreathing it can cause unconscious- again suddenly because of the highness and even death. To avoid breath- Turn Off Your Engine temperature. Therefore, extra atten-ing CO, follow these safety tips: Before turning off your engine, always tion and caution must be given when• Do not run the engine in a closed allow the engine to resume normal working in the engine compartment. garage or confined area any longer idling speed and run for several sec- than needed before moving your ve- onds. This assures that the engine’s Hood Release hicle from the area. temperature can fall gradually. This is The hood is held closed by primary• If it is necessary to sit in a parked particularly necessary after any period and secondary latches. Both latches vehicle with the engine running in of hard driving. must be released to open the hood. an open area, adjust your heating or cooling controls to force outside air into the vehicle. Set the blower at high speed. (Continued) Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
60 – STARTING AND OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE• Pull the hood release lever located • Use the hood prop rod to secure the CAUTION! on the lower driver side of the instru- hood in the open position. ment panel. • Place the upper end of the prop rod To prevent possible damage, do not in the hole on the left side of the en- slam the hood to close it. Lower the gine compartment. hood until it is open approximately 20 cm and then drop it. This should se- To prevent possible damage to the cure both latches. Never drive your ve- hood, observe the following: hicle unless the hood is fully closed, • Before closing the hood, make sure with both latches engaged. to stow the prop rod in its proper lo- cation. WARNING! Hood Release Lever • Do not slam the hood to close it. Use• Pull the secondary latch located un- a firm downward push at the center If the hood is not fully latched it could der the front edge of the hood, near of the hood to ensure that both the fly up when the vehicle is moving and the center and raise the hood. primary and secondary latches block your forward vision. You could engage. have a collision. Be sure all hood latches are fully latched before driv- ing. Secondary Latch Location Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
STARTING AND OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE – 61Manual Transaxle (If Equipped) Shifting CAUTION!5-Speed Manual Transaxle Never drive with your foot resting onTo utilize your manual transaxle effi- the clutch pedal.ciently for both fuel economy and per-formance, it should be upshifted as ef- Never attempt to hold the vehicle onfectively as possible. a hill with the clutch pedal partially en- gaged. WARNING! 5-Speed Shift Pattern You or others could be injured if you • Always use 1st gear when starting leave the vehicle unattended without from a standing position. having the parking brake fully applied. • Fully depress the clutch pedal before The parking brake should always be shifting gears. As you release the Manual Transaxle Shift Lever applied when the driver is not in the clutch pedal, lightly depress the ac- vehicle, especially on an incline. celerator pedal.NOTE: During cold weather, it is nor-mal to experience increased effort in • Always use each gear in numerical or-shifting until the transaxle fluid warms der, do not skip a gear.up. • Apply proper pressure to the shift le- ver while shifting. Proper pressure re- duces the sliding and rubbing time of the synchronizer’s lock ring and re- duce friction. Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
62 – STARTING AND OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE• Do not press the shift lever when WARNING! between a semi-automatic (manual) driving, extra pressure and stress will setting that allows the driver to change be placed on the shift fork. Do not downshift for additional engine gears, and a full-automatic (automatic)• Shift to reverse gear only when the braking on a slippery surface. The setting that lets the transaxle system vehicle is stopped completely. drive wheels could lose their traction do the shifting. and the vehicle could skid.• Stop and inspect the vehicle if you Gear Shifting hear abnormal sounds from the transaxle. EZ Drive - Automated ManualDownshifting Transaxle (AMT) (If Equipped)• When driving down steep hills, down- 5-Speed Automated Manual shift to help preserve brakes. Transaxle (AMT)• For better low speed acceleration, The AMT is an electronically controlled downshift when attempting to resume transaxle providing precise shifting. speed. The transaxle electronics are self- Automated Manual Shift Lever calibrating, therefore, the first few• To avoid over-speeding the engine A/M - Automatic/Manual Shift shifts on a new vehicle may be some- and clutch, downshift progressively Mode Switch what abrupt. This is a normal condition, and do not skip gears. and precision shifts will develop within The AMT transaxle can be switched a few kilometers. The transaxle system from a semi-automatic (manual) shift- uses an electronically operated hy- ing mode to a full-automatic (auto- draulic unit coupled to the existing me- matic) shifting mode. The transaxle chanical transaxle that automatically mode can be switched by moving the controls the clutch and gearshift opera- transaxle shift lever to the A/M sym- tions. The transaxle can be switched bol located on the left side of the Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
STARTING AND OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE – 63shifter assembly. If the automatic shift full left position (A/M Switch). Moving shift lever to the (-) side will downshiftmode is selected, AUTO will be dis- the shift lever to the automatic posi- the transaxle to the next lower gear.played in the instrument cluster dis- tion will cause the instrument cluster After the manual shift mode is acti-play. The transaxle will remain in the to display AUTO . When in this posi- vated, the gear selected is displayedshift mode until the shift lever acti- tion, drive the vehicle as you would in the instrument cluster. Moving thevates the A/M switch again. This will drive a vehicle with an automatic shift lever to the (+) or (-) direction willreturn the shift mode to the manual transaxle. Just push the accelerator cause an upshift or downshift by onemode. down, and the AMT system will shift gear. by itself.Automatic Shift Mode NOTE: Downshifts in the manual shiftThe automatic shift mode allows the Manual Shift Mode mode are only allowed when the vehicleAMT system to automatically shift The manual shift mode allows you to speed has slowed to the allowabletransaxle gears according to the ve- maintain more control of the transaxle range.hicle speed, engine speed, throttle shift points. This mode can also pro- Instrument Cluster Display Screenposition and brake position. The sys- vide you with more control while pass- The following are the transaxle mes-tem will provide automatic upshifts ing, city driving, slippery driving, sages displayed on the Instrumentand downshifts to quickly accelerate mountain driving, and many other Cluster Display:to the desired speed. The system al- driving conditions.lows you to maximize engine braking, • AUTO (Automatic mode) Manual Shift Operation • N (Neutral position)eliminate undesirable upshifts anddownshifts, and improve overall ve- The manual shift mode can be acti- • 1 (1st gear) vated by moving the shift lever to thehicle performance. • 2 (2nd gear) full left position (A/M Switch). MovingAutomatic Shift Operation the shift lever to the (+) side will up- • 3 (3rd gear)The automatic shift mode can be acti- shift the transaxle to the next higher • 4 (4th gear)vated by moving the shift lever to the gear. In the same manner, moving the • 5 (5th gear) Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
64 – STARTING AND OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE• R (Reverse gear) automatic shift mode. Press the E switch again to return back to the nor-NOTE: The instrument cluster will dis- mal mode.play AUTO when the transaxle is in theAutomatic Mode. When the transaxle is Brake Systemin the Manual Mode, the cluster will not Parking Brakedisplay this mode. When the parking brake is appliedTransaxle Warning Lamp with the ignition ON, the Brake LightThe Transaxle Warning Lamp, located in the instrument cluster will illumi- Parking Brake Leverin the instrument cluster, will illumi- nate. To apply the parking brake, lift up onnate if any of the following conditions the parking brake lever until the resis-exist: WARNING! tance is moderate to high (about 7• Excessive gear shift requests clicks). Before leaving the vehicle, Always apply the parking brake fully make sure that the parking brake is• Overheated clutch when leaving your vehicle or it may roll and cause damage or injury. Also, be fully applied and the gear selector is• Damaged brake switch in the REVERSE or 1st gear position. certain to leave the gear selector is in• Gear shifting blocked due to system the REVERSE or 1st gear position. Fail- To release the parking brake, slightly error ure to do so may allow the vehicle to pull up the parking brake lever while E - Economy/Normal Shift Mode roll and cause damage or injury. pushing the release button on the endSwitch Be sure the parking brake is fully dis- of the lever. Guide the lever down-Press the E switch on the shifter as- engaged before driving, failure to do ward to its stop. The brake warningsembly to improve the vehicle eco- so can lead to brake problems due to light in the instrument cluster shouldnomic efficiency. This function should excessive heating of the rear brakes. go out.only be used when operating in the Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
STARTING AND OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE – 65NOTE: You should always apply the • New brake pads require a 200 km CAUTION!parking brake before leaving the vehicle. break-in period. During the first 200 If the vehicle is being towed, the brake km, higher pedal pressure will be re-Dual Circuit Brake System booster will not provide the normal quired for adequate stopping.Your vehicle is equipped with a diago- braking assist. It will be necessary to • Brake pad wear depends greatly onnal dual circuit brake system. If one press the brake pedal harder to com- the driving habits of the operator. Forcircuit fails, the other circuit can still pensate for the booster’s loss of assist. vehicles mainly used for city traffic,work. frequent starting and stopping will CAUTION! WARNING! significantly shorten the life of the brake pads. It is necessary to take If one brake circuit fails to work, you The brake booster is controlled by en- your vehicle to an authorized Chery need to press the brake pedal much gine vacuum and works only when the dealer for regular maintenance and harder during braking. The braking engine is operating. Therefore, do not proper service. distance will also increase. If this hap- turn the engine off and coast while pens, take your vehicle to an autho- • When driving down a steep grade hill, driving down hill. rized Chery dealer for repair. shift to a lower gear to make full use of the engine’s braking action. This Operating Cautions will reduce the load on the brake sys-Brake Booster Brake System tem.The brake booster provides addedbraking assist and is controlled by en- • If there is consistent noise or vibra- • A damp brake rotor may reduce brak-gine vacuum. The brake booster works tion being transferred to the steering ing efficiency. After driving throughonly when the engine is operating. wheel during braking, take your ve- water, driving in a rainstorm, or wash- hicle to an authorized Chery dealer ing the vehicle, press the brake pedal for repair. lightly to dry the brakes and restore normal braking. Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
66 – STARTING AND OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! Antilock Brake System (ABS) When the brake system goes into an The ABS provides increased vehicle antilock stop, you may also experi- Keeping the brake pressed while driv- stability and braking performance un- ence the following: ing – commonly known as “riding the der most braking conditions. The sys- • The ABS motor running (it may con- brake” – can lead to brake failure and tem automatically modulates brake tinue to run for a short time after the possibly an accident. Driving with your pressure during severe braking condi- stop) foot resting or “riding” on the brake tions to prevent wheel lockup. • The clicking sound of the solenoid pedal can result in abnormally high WARNING! valves brake temperatures, excessive lining wear, and possible brake damage. This NOTE: These are all normal charac- The ABS cannot prevent accidents, in- also deteriorates full braking capac- teristics of ABS. cluding those resulting from excessive ity in case of an emergency stop. speed in turns, following another ve- Utilizing ABS Braking hicle too closely, or hydroplaning. Only Firmly pressing the brake pedal in anBrake Fluid a safe, attentive, and skillful driver can emergency stop may start the ABS im-Check the brake fluid level at regular prevent accidents. mediately, which will allow you tointervals. The capabilities of an ABS equipped properly control the vehicle. vehicle must never be exploited in a WARNING! reckless or dangerous manner, which Add brake fluid to the brake fluid res- could jeopardize your safety or the ervoir to maintain the MAX level. If safety of others. a brake fluid leak is suspected, take your vehicle to an authorized Chery dealer for repair. Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
STARTING AND OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE – 67 WARNING! Power Steering • Fill the power steering fluid reservoir Power steering is standard equipment once its level is under the MIN mark Pumping of the antilock brakes will di- on this vehicle. The power steering on the reservoir. Do not drive the ve- minish their effectiveness and may lead system will give you good vehicle re- hicle with the fluid level below MIN . to an accident. Pumping makes the sponse and increased ease of maneu- stopping distance longer. Just press verability in tight spaces. The system WARNING! firmly on your brake pedal when you will provide mechanical steering capa- Continued operation with reduced need to slow down or stop. bility if power assist is lost. power steering assist could pose aABS Self-Check If the power assist is interrupted, it safety risk to yourself and others.When the engine is started, you may will still be possible to steer your ve- Check the following if the vehicle ishear a slight clicking sound as well as hicle. Under these conditions, you will experiencing steering difficulty:some related motor noises. These feel a substantial increase in steeringnoises are the ABS performing its self- effort, especially at very low vehicle • Check power steering system for fluidcheck cycle to ensure that the system speeds and during parking maneu- leaksis working properly. vers. • Tires are properly inflated • Tires are wearing evenlyNOTE: If the ABS light comes on while NOTE: Review the following to avoiddriving, it indicates that the antilock por- • Loose or worn suspension compo- damaging the power steering system:tion of the brake system is not function- nentsing and that service is required. • Prolonged or excessive turns of the • Loose or worn steering components steering wheel can increase the • Proper wheel alignment steering fluid temperature. This should be avoided when possible as damage to the power steering pump may occur. Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
68 – STARTING AND OPERATING YOUR VEHICLEDriving Through Water CAUTION! (Continued) WARNING! (Continued)Drive carefully and slowly when going • Driving through water may cause Getting water inside your vehicle’s en-through water more than a few inches damage to your vehicle’s drivetrain gine can cause it to lockup, stall, anddeep. components. Always inspect your ve- leave you stranded. hicle’s fluids (e.g., engine oil, trans- Failure to follow these warnings may CAUTION! axle oil, etc.) for signs of contami- result in serious injuries or death for The following guidelines apply to driv- nation (e.g., fluid that is milky or you, your passengers, and others ing through water: foamy in appearance) after driving around your vehicle. • Never drive through standing water through water. Do not continue to that is deeper than the bottom of operate the vehicle if any fluid ap- your vehicle’s tire rims. pears contaminated as this may re- Driving In Slippery Conditions sult in further damage. Rapid acceleration on snow covered, • Water inside your vehicle’s engine wet, or other slippery surfaces may can cause it to lockup, stall, or cause the front wheels to pull errati- cause serious internal damage. WARNING! cally to the right or left. This phenom- • Vehicle traction and braking perfor- Driving through water limits your ve- enon occurs when there is a difference mance will decrease while driving hicle’s braking performance, which in- in the surface traction under the front through water. creases brake distances. After driving (driving) wheels. (Continued) through water, drive slowly and lightly When driving on wet or slushy roads, it press on the brake pedal several times is possible for a wedge of water to to dry the brakes. build up between the tire and road (Continued) surface. This is hydroplaning and may cause partial or complete loss of ve- hicle control and stopping ability. To Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
STARTING AND OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE – 69reduce this possibility, the following Tire Life pressures specified on the Tire andprecautions should be observed: The service life of a tire is dependent Loading Information placard and in• Slow down during rainstorms or when upon varying factors including but not the “Vehicle Loading” section of this roads are slushy. limited to: manual.• Slow down if the road has standing • Driving style Alignment and Balance water or puddles. • Tire pressure Improper alignment may result in:• Replace the tires when tread wear in- • Distance driven • Excessive tire wear dicators first become visible. WARNING! • Uneven tire wear (feathering and one• Keep the tires properly inflated. sided wear)• Maintain a safe following distance to Tires and spare tire should be re- • Vehicle directional pull (left or right) avoid a collision in a sudden stop. placed after six years, regardless of the remaining tread. Failure to follow this Tires may also cause the vehicle toTires warning can result in sudden tire fail- pull left or right. Alignment will not ure. You could lose control and have correct this problem. Take your ve-General Information an accident resulting in serious injury hicle to an authorized Chery dealer forTires are designed and engineered for or death. repair.each specific vehicle. They providethe best overall performance for nor- Tire Chains Tire Loadingmal operation. The ride and handling Tire chains are used during heavy The vehicle maximum load must notcharacteristics match the vehicle’s re- snow and winter conditions and can exceed the load carrying capacity ofquirements. With proper care they will only be used on the drive wheels. the tires on your vehicle. You will notgive excellent reliability, traction, skid exceed the tire’s load carrying capac-resistance, and tread life. ity if you adhere to the loading condi- tions, tire size, and cold tire inflation Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
70 – STARTING AND OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! • Over-inflation reduces a tire’s ability Tire Pressure (Cold Tire) (kPa) to cushion shock. Tire Front Rear Spare Vehicle speed must not exceed 50 • Unequal tire pressure can cause Pressure Tires Tires Tire km/h when using tire chains. Chart steering problems. Summer • Objects on the road and chuckholes Pressure 220 220 250If equipped with wheel covers, they can cause damage that results in tire Wintershould be removed before installing 240 240 250 failure. Pressuretire chains. The wheel covers should NOTE:be reinstalled once the tire chains Ride Comfort and Vehicle Stability • At least once a month, check and ad-have been removed. • Proper tire inflation contributes to a just the tire pressure. Also, inspectTire Pressure comfortable ride. the tires for signs of wear or visibleThe proper tire inflation pressure is damage. • Over-inflation produces a jarring andlisted on a placard either on the face uncomfortable ride. • Check the tire pressure more often ifof the driver’s door or on the driver’s the tires are subjected to a wideside door jam. Proper tire inflation Economy range of outdoor temperatures, aspressure is essential to the safe and • Improper inflation pressure can cause tire pressure varies with temperaturesatisfactory operation of your vehicle. uneven wear patterns to develop changes.Three primary areas are affected by across the tire tread. These abnormal Tire Rotationimproper tire pressure: wear patterns will reduce tread life, Tires on the front and rear axles of aSafety resulting in a need for early tire re- vehicle operate at different loads and• Improperly inflated tires are danger- placement. perform different steering, driving, ous and can cause accidents. • Under inflation, also increases tire and braking functions. For these rea-• Under-inflation increases tire flexing rolling resistance and results in higher sons, they wear at unequal rates and and can result in tire failure. fuel consumption. tend to develop irregular wear pat- Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
STARTING AND OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE – 71terns. These effects can be reduced by Spare Tire NOTE: Abide by the local environmen-timely rotation of tires. The benefits of The spare tire is a conventional full tal protection provisions for the disposalrotation are especially worthwhile with size tire that can be used for regular of worn tires.aggressive tread designs such as driving conditions. Winter Tiresthose on all-season tires. Rotation will Once driving conditions permit, re- Tread Wearincrease tread life, help to maintain Tire treads should be checked peri- place winter tires with summer tires tomud, snow and wet traction levels, odically for any shearing or uneven reduce fuel consumption and lowerand contribute to a smooth, quiet abrasions. The uneven abrasion of the level of road noise.ride. See Proper Maintenance Of Your tread indicates a possible incorrect Replacement TiresVehicle for suggested rotation inter- wheel alignment. There are laws re-vals. The tires on your new vehicle provide garding tread abrasion depth. Abra- a balance of many characteristics.NOTE: Tire rotation should be per- sion bands will appear when the tread When replacing the tires, Cheryformed every 8,000 km - 10,000 km. depth becomes 3 mm. When the tread strongly recommends that you use depth reaches this point the tire must tires equivalent to the originals in be replaced. size, quality and performance. Tire Rotation Direction Tread Abrasion Bands Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
72 – STARTING AND OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! Fuel Poor quality gasoline can cause prob- lems such as hard starting, stalling, General Information Do not use a tire, wheel size, or rat- and run-on. If you experience these Your vehicle is designed to meet all ing other than that specified for your problems after refueling, try another emission regulations and provide ex- vehicle. Combinations of unapproved brand of gasoline before considering cellent fuel economy when using high tires and wheels may change suspen- service for the vehicle. quality unleaded gasoline with a mini- sion dimensions and performance mum research octane rating of 93. The Clean Air Gasoline characteristics, resulting in changes to vehicle will operate on fuels ranging Many fuels are now being blended steering, handling, and braking of your from regular unleaded having a mini- that contribute to cleaner air, espe- vehicle. This can cause unpredictable mum research octane of 93 to pre- cially in those areas where air pollu- handling and stress to steering and mium unleaded with a minimum re- tion levels are high. These new blends, suspension components. You could lose search octane of 98. sometimes referred to as “reformu- control and have an accident result- ing in serious injury or death. Use only Besides using unleaded gasoline with lated gasoline,” provide a cleaner the tire and wheel sizes with load rat- the proper octane rating, gasoline that burning fuel. ings approved for your vehicle. contains detergents, corrosion and Adding Fuel stability additives are recommended.NOTE: Replacing original tires with Using gasoline that has these addi- Fuel Filler Door Releasetires of a different size may result in false tives may help improve fuel economy, The fuel filler door can be opened byspeedometer and odometer readings. reduce emissions, and maintain ve- pulling the fuel filler door release le- hicle performance. ver on the side of the driver seat.It is strongly recommended to use Origi-nal Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)tires, or refer to an authorized Cherydealer for recommendations when re-placing the tires. Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
STARTING AND OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE – 73 NOTE: Damage to the fuel system or NOTE: To avoid fuel spillage and over- emission control system could result filling, do not “top off” the fuel tank after from using an improper fuel cap. A poor filling. fitting fuel cap could allow impurities into the fuel system. WARNING! Refueling Instructions Observe the following guidelines when Observe the following instructions refueling: Fuel Filler Door Release Lever when refueling: • Remove the fuel cap (gas cap) • Turn the engine off. slowly to prevent fuel spray from theFuel Filler Cap filler neck which may cause injury.The fuel cap is located on the passen- • Open the fuel filler door by pulling the fuel filler door release lever. • Never have any smoking materialsger side of the vehicle. If the fuel cap • Remove the fuel cap by rotating the lit in or near the vehicle when theis lost or damaged, be sure the re- fuel cap is removed or the tankplacement cap is designed for this ve- fuel cap to the left. filled.hicle. • Insert the fuel nozzle to fill the tank. When the fuel nozzle clicks or shuts • Never add fuel to the vehicle when off, the fuel tank is full. the engine is running. • Reinstall the fuel cap by inserting it into the filler neck and rotating the fuel cap to the right. • If your vehicle is equipped with a fuel cap that has a tether strap make sure the tether strap is not caught under Fuel Filler Cap the fuel cap. Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
75 YOUR INSTRUMENT PANELCONTENTS Instrument Panel Features 76 Audio System 83 Climate Control 89 LHD Instrument Panel 76 General Information 83 General Information 89 Radio Faceplate 84 Air Conditioning and RHD Instrument Panel 77 Radio Faceplate Description 85 Heating System 89 Instrument Cluster 78 86 Clock Setting Rear Window Defroster 91 Instrument Cluster Radio Operation 86 Rear Window Defroster Functions 79 CD/MP3 Player Operation 88 Switch 91 Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
76 – YOUR INSTRUMENT PANELInstrument Panel FeaturesLHD Instrument Panel1 - Air Outlet 5 - Radio 9 - Glove Box 13 - Dimmer Control Switch 17 - Rear Fog Light Switch2 - Steering Wheel 6 - Hazard Warning Flasher 10 - Climate Control Panel 14 - Headlight Leveling Switch Switch3 - Instrument Cluster 7 - Instrument Panel Storage 11 - Front Ashtray 15 - Hood Release Lever4 - Driver Side Airbag 8 - Passenger Side Airbag 12 - Cigarette Lighter 16 - Front Fog Light Switch Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL – 77RHD Instrument Panel1 - Air Outlet 5 - Instrument Panel 9 - Rear Fog Light Switch 13 - Headlight Leveling 17 - Front Cupholders Storage Switch2 - Passenger Side Airbag 6 - Steering Wheel 10 - Front Fog Light Switch 14 - Climate Control Panel 18 - Glove Box3 - Radio 7 - Instrument Cluster 11 - Hood Release Lever 15 - Cigarette Lighter4 - Hazard Warning Flasher 8 - Driver Side Airbag 12 - Dimmer Control Switch 16 - Front AshtraySwitch Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL – 79Instrument Cluster Functions range. If the oil pressure light remains 6. Speedometer1. Tachometer on, have the vehicle towed to an au- The Speedometer indicates vehicle thorized Chery dealer. speed in kilometers per hour (km/h).The blue area of the scale shows thepermissible engine revolutions-per- 3. Rear Fog Light Indicator Light NOTE: Use the tires designated forminute (RPM x 1000) for each gear This light illuminates whenrange. Before the tachometer reaches your vehicle. Otherwise the speedom- the rear fog lights are ON. eter will not indicate the correct vehiclethe red area, ease up on the accelera-tor to prevent engine damage. speed.2. Oil Pressure Light 4 . Airbag Light 7. Turn Signal Indicator Light This light shows low engine This light illuminates for The left or right arrow will oil pressure. The light will three to four seconds as a flash in unison with the cor- turn on and remain on for bulb check when the ignition responding front and rear several seconds when the ig- switch is first turned ON. If turn signal lights when thenition switch is turned from the LOCK the light does not illuminate during turn signal switch is operated. Refer toor ACC position to the ON position. starting, stays on, or turns on while “Lights” in Chapter 3 of this manual forThe light will turn off after the engine driving, have the system checked by more information.is started. If the light does not turn on an authorized Chery dealer. 8. Automated Manual Transaxleduring starting, have the system Range Indicator (If Equipped) 5. Door Open Warning Displaychecked by an authorized Cherydealer. If the light turns on and re- When the ignition switch is This display is only available if the ve- hicle is equipped with the Automatedmains on while driving, safely bring ON, this display indicates Manual Transaxle (AMT). The displaythe vehicle to a stop and shut the en- the condition of the vehicle’s indicator shows the automated manualgine off. Check the engine oil level four doors and rear hatch. transaxle gear selection.and verify it is in the proper operating Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
80 – YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL9. Fuel Gauge this light will turn on. This is a re- you to switch the headlights to highThe fuel gauge indicates the amount minder to buckle your seat belt. This beam. Pull the lever toward you, toof fuel the vehicle has in the fuel tank. light will remain on until you buckle switch the headlights back to low your seat belt. beam.NOTE: When the ignition switch isturned to OFF, the fuel and temperature 12. Malfunction Indicator Light 14. Position Light Indicator Lightgauges may not show accurate read- This light is part of an On- This light illuminates whenings. When the engine is not running, board Diagnostic System the parking lights or head-turn the ignition switch to the ON posi- (OBD) that monitors vehicle lights are turned ON.tion to obtain accurate readings. emissions and engine con-10. Low Fuel Warning Light trol systems. The light will illuminate 15. Transaxle Warning Light when the key is in the ON position be- (If Equipped) This indicator lights when the fuel level drops to no fore the engine starts. If the light does This light is only available if more than 10 liters. The fuel not illuminate when turning the key the vehicle is equipped with gauge pointer will be in the ON, have the condition checked EZ Drive, the Automatedred area. When this indicator lights, promptly. If the Malfunction Indicator Manual Transaxle (AMT) sys-you should fill the fuel tank as soon as Light turns on when the engine is run- tem. The light will illuminate when thepossible. ning, the vehicle should be serviced key is in the ON position, before the as soon as possible. engine is started. If the light does not11. Seat Belt Reminder Light 13. High Beam Indicator Light illuminate when turning the key ON, This light will illuminate for have the condition checked promptly. about six seconds when the This light shows that the The Transaxle Warning Light will illu- ignition switch is first turned headlights are on high minate if a problem is detected in the ON. If you have not pulled beam. Push the Multifunc- AMT system. If the Transaxle Warningthe shoulder belt out of the retractor, tion switch lever away from Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL – 81Light turns ON during vehicle opera- reading within the normal range indi- 20. Digital Clock/Trip Odometertion, take your vehicle to an autho- cates that the engine cooling system is Buttonrized Chery dealer for service. operating properly. The pointer may Digital Clock - Press and hold the but- show a higher than normal tempera- ton for a few seconds to adjust the16. Coolant Temperature Warning ture when driving in hot weather, up clock. Adjust both the hour and theLight mountain grades, in heavy stop- minutes through this button. This light warns of an over- and-go traffic, or when towing a trailer. Trip Odometer - Press and release this heated engine condition. If The instrument cluster will sound a button to change the display from the engine is critically hot, chime when the pointer rises to the digital clock to trip odometer. Press the instrument cluster will H (red) mark. If this occurs, safely and release the button again tosound a chime. After the chime turns pull over and stop the vehicle. Then change the display back to the digitaloff, the engine will still be critically hot idle the vehicle with the air condi- clock. To reset the trip odometer, firstuntil the light goes out. tioner turned off until the pointer set the display to Trip Mode. Then17. Parking Brake System Warning drops back into the normal range. If push and hold the button until theLight the pointer remains on the H (red) display resets to 0. The odometer mark, turn the engine off immediately must be in Trip Mode to reset the trip The Parking Brake Warning and call for service. odometer. Light will illuminate and stay on briefly as a bulb check 19. Digital Clock/Trip Odometer 21. Fuel Consumption when the ignition is first Display The fuel consumption display showsturned on. This indicator lights when Digital Clock - The digital clock dis- the fuel consumption in liters per 100the parking brake is operated. play indicator shows the time. Kilometers (L/100 Km).18. Coolant Temperature Gauge Trip Odometer - The trip odometer 22. OdometerThe coolant temperature gauge shows shows individual trip mileage since The odometer shows the total dis-engine coolant temperature. Any the trip odometer was last set to zero. tance the vehicle has been driven. Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
82 – YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL23. Maintenance Indicator Light a portion of the hydraulic system. Fail- 26. Charging System Light Every 5,000 km this warning ure of either half of the dual brake sys- This light shows the status light will illuminate as a re- tem is indicated by the Brake Warning of the electrical charging sys- minder that the vehicle should Light, which will turn on when the tem. The light should illumi- be returned to your autho- brake fluid level in the brake fluid res- nate when the ignition switchrized Chery dealer for maintenance. ervoir has dropped below a specified is first turned ON and remain on briefly level. The light will remain on until the as a bulb check. If the light remains on24. Brake System Warning Light cause is corrected. or turns on while driving, turn off some This light monitors various of the vehicle’s electrical devices, such brake functions, including WARNING! as the fog lights or rear defroster. If the brake fluid level and brake light remains on, it indicates that the Driving a vehicle with an illuminated application. If the light illu- charging system is experiencing a brake system warning light and an anti-minates it may indicate that the brake problem. See your authorized Chery lock warning light is dangerous. Partfluid level is low or that there is a dealer for service immediately. of the brake system may have failed.problem with the brake system. When It will take longer to stop the vehicle.this light is on, you should check 27. Electronic Pedal Control You could have an accident. Have thewhether the brake fluid level is too Indicator Light vehicle checked immediately.low. If the brake fluid level is too low, This light will turn on brieflyyou should fill the brake fluid immedi- as a self-check when the ig- 25. Front Fog Light Indicator Lightately to the level between MIN and nition switch is turned ON. MAX . Have the system checked by This light illuminates when This light informs you of aan authorized Chery dealer. The dual the front fog lights are ON. problem with the Electronic Throttlebrake system provides a reserve brak- Control system. When a problem ising capacity in the event of a failure to detected, the light will illuminate Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL – 83while the engine is running. If the light the Anti-Lock portion of the brake sys- Radio Signalsturns on while the engine is running, tem is not functioning and that service There are two basic types of radio sig-safely bring the vehicle to a complete is required. However, the conven- nals:stop as soon as possible, place the tional brake system will continue to • AM (Amplitude Modulation), in whichshift lever in NEUTRAL, and cycle the operate normally, provided the the transmitted sound causes the am-ignition key. The light should turn off. BRAKE warning light is not on. If the plitude, or height of the radio wavesIf the light remains lit with the engine ABS light is on, the brake system to vary.running, your vehicle will usually be should be serviced as soon as pos- • FM (Frequency Modulation), in whichdrivable. Nonetheless, see your au- sible to restore the benefit of Anti- the frequency of the wave is variedthorized Chery dealer for service as Lock brakes. Refer to “Brake System” to carry the sound.soon as possible. in Chapter 4 of this manual for more information. AM Reception28. Anti-Lock Brake Warning Light(ABS) AM sound is based on wave ampli- Audio System tude, so AM reception can be dis- This light monitors the Anti- General Information rupted by such things as lightning, Lock Brake System (ABS). The radio will provide excellent re- power lines and neon signs. The light will turn on when ception under most operating condi- FM Reception the ignition switch is turned tions. However, like any system, ra-to the ON position and may stay on for Because FM transmission is based on dios have performance limitations. Toseveral seconds. During this time, the frequency variations, interference that help you understand and avoid con-ABS is performing its self-check cycle consists of amplitude variations can cern about these possible malfunc-to ensure that the system is working be filtered out, leaving the reception tions, you must understand how radioproperly. If the light remains on or relatively clear, which is the major fea- signals are transmitted and received.turns on while driving, it indicates that ture of FM radio. Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL – 85Radio Faceplate Description1. Eject CD 2. LCD Display 3. CD Opening 4. USB Connector 6. SET/SCAN • SET - Enter / Exit Setup 7. Preset Button 6 (Turner) / 8. BAND/AST5. Push Sound CONT/SEL - Mode RDM - CD/MP3 Random Track • BAND - FM/AM Play ModeAudio Setting • SCAN - Tuner’s Frequency ON/OFF • AST - Auto Store Scan (tuner) / CD/MP3 Disc Stack Scan (CD/MP3 Player) 10. Search For Higher 12. Search For Lower Frequency 11. Preset Button 4 (Turner) / Frequency (Tuner) / Fast (Tuner) / Fast Rewind / Resume9. Preset Button 5 (Turner) Select Next Track (MP3/USB Forward / Resume (CD/MP3 (CD/MP3 Player) / Previous Player Mode) Player)/ Next Track Player Mode Track Player Mode13. Preset Button 3 (Tuner) / 14. SRC - CD/MP3 Disc / USBSelect Previous Track (MP3/USB 15. Preset Button 2 (Tuner) 16. MUTE - Set Mute Player ModePlayer Mode)17. Preset Button 1 (Tuner) / 18. PUSH ON/OFF -RPT - CD/MP3 Repeat Track Power/Volume KnobON/OFF Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
86 – YOUR INSTRUMENT PANELClock Setting • Turn the PUSH SOUND CONT button Audio Setting• Press SET button to enter the SET UP to adjust the minute digit. Press SEL button to enter the audio menu. • Press SET button to exit the SET UP setting mode. Turn the PUSH ON/OFF• Press PUSH SOUND CONT button un- menu. / Volume Knob to select the desired til you reach the option TIME. 10 seconds after any key operation, audio setting option.• Turn the PUSH SOUND CONT button the display will always show the time • BASS – To increase or decrease bass to alter the 12H or 24H. when the clock mode is activated. • TREBLE – To increase or decrease• Press PUSH SOUND CONT button to Radio Operation treble select hour digit. • BAL – To move the sound to the right ON/OFF or left speaker, or balance the sound Press the PUSH ON/OFF / Volume between the speakers Knob to turn the radio ON or OFF. • FADER – To move the sound to the Volume front or rear speakers, or balance the Turn the PUSH ON/OFF / Volume Knob sound between the speakers to adjust the volume. To increase vol- • LOUD (off, low, mid, high) ume, turn the knob clockwise. Turn it • Sound Style – Preset settings for JAZZ, counterclockwise to decrease volume. VOCAL, POP, CLASSIC, or ROCK Clock Setting• Turn the PUSH SOUND CONT button NOTE: Always set the radio volume at After five seconds, the display returns to adjust the hour digit. a level that still allows you to hear au- to the last mode of operation.• Press PUSH SOUND CONT button to dible traffic warnings (horns, sirens, NOTE: You can only adjust the BAL , select the minute digit. etc.). FADER and LOUD audio mode if not in the BAL - TRE mode. Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL – 87Waveband • Press SET button to enter the SET UP • Press the Rewind button or turn thePress the BAND button to select the menu. PUSH SOUND CONT button counter-desired band: FM1 → FM2 → FM3 → • Turn the PUSH SOUND CONT button clockwise to tune to a lower frequencyAM1 → AM2 to select the SRCH option. station. • Press SET button to set LO/DX. • Press the Forward button or turn theFrequency Scan (SCAN) PUSH SOUND CONT button clock- • Press SET button for more than 2 sec-Press SCAN button to activate/ wise to tune to a higher frequencydeactivate Frequency Scan. Fre- onds to exit the SET UP menu. station.quency scan allows you to listen to Manual Tuning Automatically Storing Stationseach station found on the current To switch to manual tuning mode, per- You can automatically store 6 of theband for approximately 5 seconds. form the following procedure. strongest FM stations on the FM ASTAuto Search • Press SET button to enter the SET UP band or 6 of the strongest AM stations• Press the forward button to tune to menu. on the AM AST band. When you use a station of a higher frequency or • Turn the PUSH SOUND CONT button auto store, the new stations replace any stations previously stored in the press the rewind button to tune to a to select the TUN option that you FM AST band or the AM AST band. lower frequency station. want to change.• To search for another station, press • Press SET button to enter the SET UP To automatically store a station to the forward or rewind button again. menu. memory, perform the following proce- dures:Frequency Sensitive • Set the selector to MAN , this will maintain the manual tuning mode un- • Press AST button on the radio face-(Only On FM Band) plate to activate auto-store. til you set the radio back to AUTO .To switch between local/distance tun- • When pressed, the radio gives aing mode, perform the following pro- • Press the SET button for more than beep and then mutes the sound,cedure. 2 seconds to exit the SET UP menu. and the display will blink. Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
88 – YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL• When the radio has finished, you will • CD/MP3 playing symbol Random Track Play hear a beep followed by the station • Current track being played and play- • Press the RDM button to enter ran- stored on preset 1-6, and the display ing time. dom tack play mode. will stop blinking. • Press the RDM button again to exit Scan Track• Due to weak signals in some areas, the random track play mode. it may not be possible to find 6 The scan function enables you to lis- ten to the first 5 seconds of each track. Repeat Track Play stations. • Press SCAN button to activate Scan • Press the RPT button to enter repeatPreset Stations (1-6) Track. current track play mode.Six stations per band can be stored • Press SCAN button again to deacti- • Press the RPT button again to exit theand recalled using the preset buttons vate Scan Track. repeat track play mode.(1 to 6). Previous / Next Track MP3 Track Player Selection• Tune in to the desired station. • Press the Rewind or Forward button • Press the Next/Previous Track button• Press the desired preset button (1 to to select the next / previous track. to select the next/previous track play 6) for more than 2 seconds (until you • CD player resumes the play mode af- mode. hear a beep ) to store the current station. ter the selection is completed. Ejecting CDCD/MP3 Player Operation Fast Rewind / Forward Press the eject button to remove theCD/MP3 Play • Press the Rewind or Forward button CD from the radio. more than 2 seconds to quickly move Maintenance for CDPress SRC button to set CD/MP3 rewind or forward through the CD. • Avoid leaving fingerprints on the CDplayer mode. • Press the Rewind or Forward button when handling.Display shows: again to return to CD play mode.• Audio mode (if selected) Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL – 89• Return the CD to its case immediately Air Conditioning System Therefore, the vehicle must be at after ejecting it, to protect the CD Performance proper operating temperature before from dirt and dust. If your air conditioning performance the heating system will operate to its• Do not expose the CD to heat or di- seems inadequate, check the front of full potential. rect sunlight. the A/C condenser located in front of Air Conditioning and Heating the radiator for an accumulation of dirt SystemClimate Control or insects. Clean with a gentle water spray from behind the radiator andGeneral Information through the condenser.The air conditioning and heating sys-tem is designed to provide comfort in NOTE: Front fascia protectors may re-all types of weather. duce airflow to the condenser, reducing air conditioning performance.The air conditioner will absorb mois-ture in the air and collect on the For best air conditioner performance,evaporator. This moisture then drains select the recirculation mode while operating the air conditioning system. Temperature Control Panelout of the evaporator under the ve-hicle. The air conditioning and heating sys- NOTE: Continuous use of the recircu- tem allows you to select the following: lation mode may cause the inside air toNOTE: While parked, a small puddle • Blower motor speed (controls four become stuffy and window fogging mayof water gathered under the vehicle speeds) occur. Extended use of this mode is notwhile operating the air conditioning is • Discharge air temperature (tempera- recommended.considered normal. ture blend) Heater System Performance • Discharge air direction (panel, bi- Heater performance is dependant on level, floor, mix, defrost) the temperature of the engine coolant. Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
90 – YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL• A/C compressor operation (controls the right from the OFF position. There Floor ON/OFF function) are four blower speeds. Airflow is directed through• Air inlet source (outside air/recircu- Mode Control (Air Direction) the floor outlets with a small lated air) amount flowing through the Use the mode con-Temperature Control defrost and side window de- trol to choose from fog outlets. Use the tempera- several patterns of ture control to regu- air distribution. Mix late the tempera- Airflow is directed through ture of the air inside the floor, defrost, and side the passenger com- window defog outlets. This partment. The blue Panel setting works best in cold or area of the scale in- Airflow is directed through snowy conditions that require extradicates cooler temperatures; the red the outlets in the instrument heat to the windshield. This setting isarea indicates warmer temperatures. panel. These outlets can be good for maintaining comfort while re- adjusted to direct airflow. ducing moisture on the windshield.Blower Control Bi-Level Defrost Use the blower con- trol to regulate the Airflow is directed through Airflow is directed through the amount of air forced the instrument panel and outlets for the windshield and through the ventila- floor outlets. side window defrosters. Use tion system in any this mode with maximum blower and mode. The blower temperature settings for best wind- speed increases as shield and side window defrosting.the blower control knob is moved to Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL – 91Air Conditioning Control Switch when high humidity is present. Acti- CAUTION! Press the air condi- vating recirculation will cause the LED tioner control switch in the recirculation control switch to Use the following care for the rear win- to turn on the air illuminate. dow: conditioner. When • Do not use abrasive window clean- the air conditioner Rear Window Defroster ers on the interior surface of the is turned on, cool Rear Window Defroster Switch window. dehumidified air The rear window de- • Use a soft cloth and a mild wash-will flow through the outlets selected froster switch is lo- ing solution, wiping parallel to thewith the Mode control switch. An LED cated on the climate heating elements.in the switch illuminates when the air control panel. Press the rear window de- • Only peel labels off after soakingconditioner control switch is activated. froster switch to ac- with warm water.Recirculation Control Switch tivate the rear win- • Do not use scrapers, sharp instru- Press the recircula- dow defroster. An indicator in the ments, or abrasive window cleaners tion control switch switch will illuminate when the rear on the interior surface of the win- to recirculate the air window defroster is on. The rear win- dow. inside the vehicle. dow defroster automatically turns off Use the recircula- after several minutes. Press the switch tion mode to rapidly a second time to deactivate the rear cool the inside of window defroster.the vehicle. The recirculation modecan also be used to temporarily blockoutside odors, smoke, and dust, or Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
93 IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCYCONTENTS Hazard Warning Flasher 94 Preparations for Jacking 95 Towing A Disabled Vehicle 100 Jacking Instructions 95 Vehicle Jacking and Tire Removing and Installing Wheel Nut Torque Changing 94 Vehicle Battery 100 Specification 97 Jack Location 94 Vehicle Overheating 97 Jump-Starting Procedures Spare Tire Location 94 Fuse Replacement 98 Due to A Low Battery 101 Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
94 – IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCYHazard Warning Flasher Vehicle Jacking and Tire Spare Tire Location Changing The spare tire is stowed under the The hazard warning switch is load floor in the cargo area. located on the instrument Jack Location panel, above the radio. De- The jack is stowed under the load press the switch to activate floor in the cargo area.both cluster indicators and all frontand rear directional signals. Depressthe switch again to turn the HazardWarning Flashers off. This is an emer-gency warning system and it shouldonly be used for emergencies. Use it Spare Tire Locationwhen your vehicle is disabled or creat-ing a safety hazard for other motorists. Spare Tire Removal • Lift the rear load floor.The hazard warning flashers will con- Jack Storage Location • Remove the spare tire retaining bolt.tinue to operate even though the igni- NOTE: The maximum working load oftion switch is on the LOCK position. • Remove the spare tire. the jack is 800 kg.NOTE: With extended use, the hazardwarning flashers may drain the battery. Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY – 95Preparations for Jacking • Put wheel blocks at the front and rear Jacking Instructions• Park the vehicle on a firm, level sur- of the tire diagonally opposite the tire • Remove the spare tire, jack, and jack- face. Avoid steep, icy, or slippery ar- being changed. For example, if chang- handle from the rear cargo area. ing the right front tire, block the left eas. • Loosen, but do not remove, the wheel rear wheel.• Set the parking brake firmly. nuts on the wheel with the flat tire.• Place the manual transaxle in NEU- WARNING! Turn the wheel nuts counterclockwise TRAL. while the wheel is still on the ground.• Turn on the hazard warning flashers. Do not attempt to change a tire on the • Place the jack underneath the lift area side of the vehicle close to moving traf- that is closest to the flat tire. Turn the• Turn off the engine. fic. Pull far enough off the road to jack screw clockwise to firmly engage avoid the danger of being hit when op- the jack saddle with the lift area of erating the jack or changing the tire. the vehicle sill flange. Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
96 – IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY Jack Engagement Locations Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY – 97• Raise the vehicle by turning the jack • Finish tightening the wheel nuts. Al- Vehicle Overheating screw clockwise with the jack handle. ternate tightening wheel nuts firmly Raise the vehicle until the tire just in a criss-cross pattern until each nut WARNING! clears the ground surface and there has been tightened twice. Correct is enough clearance to install the A hot engine cooling system is danger- wheel nut torque is 110 N·m. spare tire. ous. You or others could be badly burned by steam or boiling coolant. CAUTION! WARNING! You should call a service station for To verify correct wheel nut torque, help if your vehicle overheats. Minimum tire lift provides maximum have them checked with a torque stability. wrench by your authorized Chery If your engine coolant temperature dealer as soon as possible after the re- gauge indicates overheating, if you ex-• Remove the wheel nuts. pair. perience a loss of power, or if you hear• Remove the wheel and tire assem- bly from the hub. a loud knocking or pinging noise, the • Lower the jack to its fully closed po- engine has probably overheated. You• Install the spare tire. sition. should perform the following proce-• Install the wheel nuts with the ta- • Stow the jack-handle and jack. dure. pered end of the nuts toward the • Place the flat tire in the rear cargo • Safely pull the vehicle over, stop the wheel. Lightly tighten the nuts by area. Have it repaired or replaced as vehicle and turn on your hazard warn- hand. soon as possible. ing flasher. Put the transaxle in NEU-• Lower the vehicle by turning the jack screw counterclockwise with the jack Wheel Nut Torque Specification TRAL (manual) and apply the park- handle. Description Torque (N·m) ing brake. Turn the air conditioner off Wheel Nuts 110 if it is being used. Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
98 – IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY• If coolant or steam is boiling out of necessary, fill the reservoir to half full CAUTION! the radiator or reservoir, stop the en- again. Serious coolant loss indicates gine. Wait until the steam subsides When the engine is running, keep a leak in the system. You should have before opening the hood. If there is hands and clothing away from the mov- the cooling system checked as soon no coolant boiling over or steam, ing fan and engine drive belts. as possible at an authorized Chery leave the engine running and make dealer. sure the electric cooling fan is oper- • If engine coolant is leaking, stop the engine immediately. Call an autho- NOTE: If the engine continues to over- ating. If it is not, turn the engine off rized Chery dealer for assistance. heat or frequently overheats, have the and let it cool. • If there are no obvious leaks, check cooling system inspected by an autho- CAUTION! the coolant reservoir. If it is dry, add rized Chery dealer as soon as possible. coolant as needed. See Adding Cool- To help avoid personal injury, keep the ant in the Proper Maintenance Of Fuse Replacement hood closed until there is no steam es- Your Vehicle . Fuses are used to protect electrical caping the cooling system. Escaping circuitry and components from a pos- steam or coolant is a sign of very high CAUTION! sible electrical overload. If a fuse fails pressure. on your vehicle, see the fuse applica- Do not attempt to remove the radia- tor cap when the engine and radiator tion chart to replace the fuse with the• Look for obvious engine coolant leaks proper amperage. from the radiator, hoses, and under are hot. Serious injury could result from the vehicle. However, note that wa- scalding hot fluid and steam blown out under pressure. WARNING! ter draining from the air conditioning is normal if it has been used. Turn the ignition switch OFF before re- • After the engine coolant temperature placing any fuse. has cooled to normal, double check the coolant level in the reservoir. If Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY – 99 Spare fuses should be carried in the A blown fuse can be identified by the CAUTION! vehicle in case any should fail. For re- melted fuse wire. When replacing a blown fuse, it is im- placement fuses, contact with your au- portant to use only a fuse having the thorized Chery dealer who carries vari- correct amperage rating. The use of ous types of fuses for your vehicle. a fuse with a rating other than indi- cated may result in a dangerous elec- CAUTION! trical system overload. If a properly When installing the Front Fuse and Re- rated fuse continues to blow, it indi- lay Box cover, it is important to ensure cates a problem in the circuit that must the cover is properly positioned and be corrected. fully latched. Failure to do so may al- low water to enter and possibly resultThe Front Fuse and Relay Box is lo- in an electrical system failure.cated in the engine compartment. Fuse Color Amperage Auburn 5A Brown 7.5 A Red 10 A Blue 15 A Front Fuse and Relay Box Location Light Green 20 A Green 30 A Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
100 – IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY Fuse Color Amperage • Remove the protective cover from the CAUTION! (Continued) Orange 40 A positive (+) battery cable, and re- Yellow 60 A • Power brake and power steering as- move the cable. sist is not available when the engineTowing A Disabled Vehicle • Remove the battery hold down, and is off, the required operational force for steering and braking is in- remove the battery.NOTE: Your vehicle is equipped with creased significantly. • Install the new battery, when install-tow hooks at both the front and rear. ing the battery, connect the positive • Do not attempt to tow this vehicle (+) battery cable first and then the CAUTION! from the front with sling type tow- ing equipment. Damage to the front negative (-) battery cable. Observe the following guidelines when • After the new battery is installed, the fascia will occur. towing the vehicle: vehicle may perform unusually while • Tow the vehicle slowly and smoothly Removing and Installing driving. This is normal due to the en- to avoid damage. gine control system readapting to the Vehicle Battery • If the vehicle needs to be steered vehicle’s driving conditions. The following steps must be taken while being towed, the ignition when removing and installing the bat- NOTE: For proper disposal of a used switch must be in the ON position, tery: battery, see an authorized Chery dealer not in the LOCK or ACC position. • Turn the ignition switch and all elec- or a local qualified waste disposal sta- (Continued) trical devices off. tion. • Remove the negative (-) battery cable. Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY – 101Jump-Starting Procedures Due WARNING! (Continued) • Remove the protective cover over theto A Low Battery positive (+) battery post. Connect one • The battery used for boosting must end of the jumper cable to the posi- WARNING! be 12 volts. tive (+) battery post. Connect the other end of the same cable to theObserve the following guidelines when The following preventative measures positive (+) booster battery post.jump-starting the battery: must be taken when jump starting the • Connect the other cable, first to the vehicle:• Take care to avoid the radiator cool- negative (-) booster battery post and ing fan whenever the hood is raised. • When boosting from a battery in an- then to the engine ground (-) of the It can start anytime the ignition other vehicle, park that vehicle within vehicle with the discharged battery. switch is ON. You can be hurt by the booster cable reach, but without al- Make sure you have a good connec- fan. lowing the vehicles to touch. tion on the engine ground. • Set the parking brake. • Start the engine in the vehicle that• Do not attempt to push or tow your vehicle to get it started. Unburned • Place the manual transaxle in NEU- has the booster battery, let the en- fuel could enter the catalytic con- TRAL. gine idle for a few minutes, and then verter and once the engine has • Turn off all unnecessary electrical start the engine in the vehicle with started, ignite and damage the con- loads. the discharged battery. verter and vehicle. If the vehicle has • Turn the ignition switch to LOCK for • When removing the jumper cables, a discharged battery, booster cables both vehicles. reverse the sequence exactly. Be may be used to obtain a start from careful of the moving belts and fan. another vehicle. This type of start can • Reinstall the protective cover over the be dangerous if done improperly, so positive (+) battery post. follow this procedure carefully. (Continued) Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
103 CUSTOMER ASSISTANCECONTENTS Service for Your Vehicle 104 If You Need Assistance 104 After-Sales Service Service Appointments 104 Vehicle Satisfaction 104 Department Chery Service List 104 International 105 Authorized Chery Dealer Service Requests 104 Service 105 Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
104 – CUSTOMER ASSISTANCEService for Your Vehicle Service Requests If a service problem or other difficulty If you list a number of items and you occurs, we recommend that you takeService Appointments must have your vehicle by the end of the following steps:If you’re having warranty work done,be sure to have the proper vehicle the day, discuss the situation with the • Discuss the problem with your autho- service advisor and list the items in or- rized Chery dealership’s service man-documents with you. Take your war- der of priority. At many authorized ager. Management personnel at theranty folder. All work to be performed Chery dealers, you may obtain a rental authorized dealer are in the best po-may not be covered by the warranty. vehicle at a minimal daily charge. If sition to resolve your questions andDiscuss additional charges with the you need a rental, it is advisable to concerns quickly.service advisor. Keep a maintenance make these arrangements when you • In the event you are still not satisfied,log of your vehicle’s service history. call for an appointment. talk to the general manager or theThis can often provide a clue to thecurrent problem. owner of the authorized dealership. If You Need Assistance They want you to be satisfied.Service List Vehicle Satisfaction • If the dealership is unable to resolvePrepare a written list of your vehicle’s Chery and its authorized dealers are your concern, please contact theproblems or the specific work you committed to your satisfaction with After-Sales Service Department Cherywant done. If you’ve had an accident their products and services. Your hap- International.or work done that is not on your main- piness with our vehicle is important totenance log, let the service advisor us.know. Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE – 105Authorized Chery Dealer Service After-Sales Service Department Any communication sent to the After-Only Original Equipment Manufac- Chery International Sales Service Department Chery In-turer (OEM) parts and materials can The following is the address, zip code, ternational should include the follow-extend your vehicles life. Chery Auto- E-mail, website and telephone hotline ing information:mobile Co., Ltd. only supplies OEM number of the After-Sales Service De- • Owner’s name and addressparts to authorized Chery dealers lo- partment Chery International: • Owner’s telephone numbercated world wide. Therefore, only use Address: After-Sales Service Department • Owner’s E-mailauthorized OEM parts from an autho- Chery International,rized Chery dealer. • Selling and servicing dealer No.8 Changchun Road, Eco- • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)Authorized Chery dealers are service nomic & Technical Develop- • Vehicle’s delivery date and currentprofessionals and are exclusively au- ment Zone, Wuhu, Anhui Province, China odometer readingthorized by Chery Automobile Co.,Ltd. For vehicle service, remember • Service history of your vehicle Zip Code: 241009that your authorized dealer knows • An accurate description of the prob-your vehicle best, has the factory- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org lem and the conditions under whichtrained technicians and OEM parts to Website: www.cheryinternational.com it occurs.best provide the customer satisfactionthat you require. Hotline: +86-553-5923830 Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
107 PROPER MAINTENANCE OF YOUR VEHICLECONTENTS Proper Maintenance Of Maintenance Procedures 110 Vehicle Weight 120 Your Vehicle 108 Bulb Replacement 116 Vehicle Dimensions 121 LHD Engine Compartment 108 Fluids and Capacities 118 Fluids, Lubricants, and RHD Engine Compartment 109 Genuine Parts 119 Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
108 – PROPER MAINTENANCE OF YOUR VEHICLEProper Maintenance Of Your VehicleLHD Engine Compartment1 - Power Steering Fluid Reservoir 6 - Front Fuse and Relay Box2 - Washer Fluid Reservoir 7 - Engine Coolant Reservoir3 - Engine Oil Fill 8 - Air Cleaner Filter4 - Brake Fluid Reservoir 9 - Engine Oil Dipstick5 - Battery 10 - Cooling System Pressure Cap Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
PROPER MAINTENANCE OF YOUR VEHICLE – 109RHD Engine Compartment1 - Brake Fluid Reservoir 6 - Front Fuse and Relay Box2 - Power Steering Fluid Reservoir 7 - Engine Coolant Reservoir3 - Washer Fluid Reservoir 8 - Air Cleaner Filter4 - Engine Oil Fill 9 - Engine Oil Dipstick5 - Battery 10 - Cooling System Pressure Cap Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
110 – PROPER MAINTENANCE OF YOUR VEHICLEMaintenance Procedures household waste or drain any chemi- the correct engine oil when the read-The pages that follow contain the re- cals into the public drainage system. ing is at the low end of the range mark-quired maintenance services, deter- Engine Oil Level Check ing.mined by the engineers who designed Engine oil consumption depends onyour vehicle. Along with the items many factors. A new engine’s oil con-which require maintenance at periodic sumption will reach a normal level af-intervals, there are items that should ter its first 5,000 km. The engine willoperate satisfactorily without regular also consume more oil when it is oper-maintenance. However, if a malfunc- ated while carrying or towing a heavytion of any of these items should oc- load.cur, it could adversely affect the en- To assure proper engine lubrication,gine or vehicle performance. These Engine Oil Dipstick the engine oil must be maintained atitems should be inspected if a mal- the correct level. Check the oil level at CAUTION!function occurs or is suspected. regular intervals, such as every fuel stop. Do not overfill the engine oil. Overfill-NOTE: ing will cause oil aeration, which can• Always wash vehicles in a proper lo- The best time to check the oil level is lead to a loss of oil pressure and an cation, using caution not to destroy approximately five minutes after a increase in oil temperature. This could the ecological drainage system. fully warmed engine is shut off. Check damage your engine. Also, be sure the the oil when the vehicle is on level oil fill cap is reinstalled and tightened• Used engine oil, brake fluid, coolant, ground and only while the engine is after adding oil. batteries and tires should only be dis- hot. This will improve the accuracy of posed of by qualified waste disposal the oil level readings. Maintain the oil personnel or consult the manufac- level between the MIN and MAX turer. Do not dispose of them as range markings on the dipstick. Add Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
PROPER MAINTENANCE OF YOUR VEHICLE – 111Engine Oil Additives gasoline will destroy the effectiveness WARNING!The manufacturer strongly recom- of the catalyst as an emissions controlmends against the addition of any ad- device. Under normal operating con- A hot exhaust system can start a fireditives (other than leak detection ditions, the catalytic converter will not if you park over material that can burn.dyes) to the engine oil. Engine oil is require maintenance. However, it is Many materials, such as grass or leavesan engineered product and its perfor- important to keep the engine properly coming into contact with your exhaustmance may be impaired by supple- tuned to assure proper catalyst opera- system could start a fire. Do not parkmental additives. tion and prevent possible catalyst or operate your vehicle in areas whereDisposing of Used Engine Oil damage. your exhaust system can contact any-Care should be taken in disposing of thing that can burn.used engine oil from your vehicle. CAUTION! Brake Fluid Level CheckUsed oil, indiscriminately discarded, Damage to the catalytic converter can Check the fluid level in the brake fluidcan present a problem to the environ- result if your vehicle is not kept in reservoir whenever performing under-ment. Contact your authorized Chery proper operating condition. In the hood services. The fluid level shoulddealer, service station, or government event of engine malfunction, particu- be between the MIN and MAX indi-agency for advice on how and where larly involving engine misfire or other cator on the reservoir. If necessary,used oil can be safely discarded in apparent loss of performance, have add fluid to the reservoir to raise theyour area. your vehicle serviced promptly. Contin- fluid to the proper level.Engine Oil Filter ued operation of your vehicle with aThe engine oil filter should be re- severe malfunction could cause theplaced at every engine oil change. converter to overheat, resulting in pos- sible damage to the converter and theCatalytic Converter vehicle.The catalytic converter requires theuse of unleaded fuel only. Leaded Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
112 – PROPER MAINTENANCE OF YOUR VEHICLEAdding Brake Fluid WARNING! operating temperature, the level of• Check the fluid level in the brake fluid the coolant should be between the reservoir immediately if the brake Never allow brake fluid to contact your MIN and MAX lines shown on the system warning light indicates a sys- skin or eyes. If brake fluid splashes in coolant reservoir. tem failure. your eyes, or on your skin, flush the• Overfilling fluid is not recommended area immediately with large amounts WARNING! because it may cause leaking in the of water and seek medical treatment immediately. Coolant is a toxic fluid. If the coolant system. comes into contact with skin or eyes,• Use only brake fluid that has been Coolant Level Check immediately wash the affected area stored in a tightly closed container with large amounts of water and seek to avoid contamination from foreign WARNING! medical attention. matter or moisture.• Only use brake fluid that meets Chery Never add coolant when the engine is Adding Coolant specifications. Refer to Fluids and overheated. Do not loosen or remove the cap to cool an overheated engine. • Remove the coolant reservoir cap and Capacities in this chapter for the Heat causes pressure to build up in the add coolant to the MAX indicated brake fluid capacity and type. cooling system. Therefore, to prevent mark. Start and run the engine until scalding or injury, do not remove the the coolant temperature reaches ap- CAUTION! proximately 90ºC. At that time, the cap while the system is hot or under Do not allow petroleum based fluid to pressure. coolant level will drop down in the contaminate the brake fluid, brake reservoir. seal components could be damaged The coolant reservoir provides a quick • Turn the engine off, add more cool- causing partial or complete brake fail- visual method for determining that ant to the coolant reservoir as ure. the coolant level is adequate. With the needed, and repeat the above pro- engine idling and warmed to normal cess until the coolant level does not Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
PROPER MAINTENANCE OF YOUR VEHICLE – 113 drop down any more. After that, in- specifications. Please consult your au- WARNING! (Continued) stall the coolant reservoir cap. thorized Chery dealer for the correct • Keep children away from battery• Only use coolant that meets Chery battery specification. fluid. specifications. WARNING! • The ignition system uses high volt-NOTE: Do not mix coolant types for age. Never touch any ignition sys-your vehicle. • Battery fluid is a corrosive acid so- tem components when the enginePower Steering Fluid Check lution and can burn or even blind is running.Checking the power steering fluid you. Never allow battery fluid to contact your eyes, skin, or clothing. • Disconnect the negative (-) batterylevel at a regular service intervals is cable if the vehicle is going torequired. The fluid should be checked Never lean over a battery when at- taching battery charger clamps. If parked for an extended period ofif a leak is suspected, abnormal noises time.are apparent, and/or the system is not acid splashes in eyes or on skin,functioning as designed. If necessary, flush the area immediately withadd fluid to restore to the proper indi- large amounts or water. Seek medi- Windshield Washer Fluid Checkcated level. With a clean cloth, wipe cal treatment immediately if battery The windshield washer fluid reservoirany spilled fluid from all surfaces. acid is swallowed. is located in the engine compartment. • Battery gas is flammable and explo- Be sure to check the reservoir fluidMaintenance-Free Battery sive. Keep flame or sparks away level at regular intervals. Fill the reser-You will never have to add water, nor from the battery. The battery used voir with windshield washer solventis periodic maintenance required for for boosting must be 12 volts. Never and operate the system for a few sec-this battery. It is recommended not to allow battery cable clamps to touch onds to flush out the residual water.use any other type of battery. The cur- each other.rent and capacity of the replacementbattery must be the same as the origi- (Continued)nal battery, and it must meet Chery Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
114 – PROPER MAINTENANCE OF YOUR VEHICLEWindshield Wiper Blades Wiper Blade Replacement mild car washing soap. Rinse the ve- hicle completely with clean water. Avoid using abrasive compounds and power buffing as these may diminish the gloss or thin out the paint finish. CAUTION! Observe the following guidelines when washing your vehicle: Wiper Blades Replacing Wiper Blades • Do not use abrasive or strong clean-Operating the wipers on dry glass for Lift the wiper arm and rotate the wiper ing materials such as steel wool orlong periods may deteriorate the blade at a right angle with the wiper scouring powder, which will scratchwiper blades. Always include washer arm. Press the release tab (arrow) in metal and painted surfaces.fluid when using the wipers to remove the direction as shown in the figure tosalt or dirt from a dry windshield. loosen the wiper blade from the wiper • After washing, drive the vehicle andAvoid using the wiper blades to re- arm. With the release tab pressed, depress the brake pedal gently sev-move frost or ice from the windshield. slide the wiper blade away from the eral times to dry the brake rotors.To avoid damaging the wiper blades, wiper arm. Install the new wiper blademake sure that the wipers are not fro- in the reverse order, and confirm the Special Carezen to the glass before turning them release tab is locked securely. • If you drive on dirt roads, wash off theon. undercarriage at least once a month. WashingNOTE: Always keep the rubber blade • If you detect any stone chips or Wash your vehicle regularly. Alwaysfree from contact with petroleum prod- scratches in the paint, touch them up wash your vehicle in the shade withucts such as engine oil, gasoline, etc. immediately. Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
PROPER MAINTENANCE OF YOUR VEHICLE – 115• If your vehicle is damaged due to an moved promptly with a damp cloth. Cleaning Radiator accident or similar cause, which de- Care should be taken to avoid soaking Over time, the engine radiator and air stroys the paint and protective coat- your leather upholstery with any liq- conditioning condenser can become ing, have your vehicle repaired as uid. blocked by insects, leaves and other soon as possible. objects. This debris can block the flowWheel and Wheel Trim Care WARNING! of air to these components and affectAll wheels and wheel trims, especially Do not use volatile solvents for clean- the performance of the cooling systemaluminum and chrome-plated wheels, ing purposes. Many are potentially and the air conditioner, causing abnor-should be cleaned regularly with a flammable, and if used in closed ar- mal air conditioner operation and en-mild soap and water to prevent corro- eas they may cause respiratory harm. gine overheating. To provide the mostsion. Do not use oven cleaner. Avoid efficient cooling system and air condi-automatic car washes that use acidic tioner operation, periodic cleaning Cleaning Headlightssolutions or harsh brushes that may should be performed on the radiatordamage the wheels’ protective finish. Your vehicle is equipped with plastic and condenser. It is recommended to headlights. Do not use abrasive clean-Cleaning Cloth clean the radiator and condenser cool- ing components, solvents, steel woolIn order to achieve the best results, al- ing fins once every year. The radiator or other aggressive material to cleanways use a soft cleaning cloth for may be cleaned with compressed air the lenses.proper vehicle care. or water. The condenser may be Cleaning Rear Window cleaned with compressed air or waterCleaning Leather UpholsteryYour leather upholstery can be best The rear window can be cleaned with a from the rear to the front through thepreserved by regular cleaning with a damp, soft cloth. Do not use abrasive radiator.damp soft cloth. Small particles of dirt cleaning components, solvents, steelcan act as an abrasive and damage the wool or other such material to cleanleather upholstery and should be re- the rear window. Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
116 – PROPER MAINTENANCE OF YOUR VEHICLE Bulb Replacement Headlight ReplacementCAUTION! NOTE: Only authorized Chery dealers • Raise the hood and locate the light• High pressure can damage the ra- bulb connector behind the headlight. can provide original replacement bulbs. diator fins, the air or water pressure • Rotate the applicable bulb and con- should not exceed 150 kPa. Light Bulb Wattage Ratings nector and pull outward from the• When cleaning the radiator and con- Light Bulb Name Wattage Rating assembly. Headlight 55 W denser, spray the cooling fins in the Front Fog Light 55 W correct direction to prevent dam- Parking Light 5W age. Rear Tail Light/Stop 5 W / 21 W Light Rear Fog Light 21 W WARNING! License Light 5W Center High 5WThe radiator fins are necessary for Mounted Stop Lightproper thermal conduction. Do not Side Repeater Light 5Wbrush the fins, which may damage the Turn Signal Light 21 W 1 - High Beam Headlight Bulb / Parking Light Backup Light 21 W Bulbfins and reduce the thermal conduc- 2 - Low Beam Headlight Bulbtion efficiency. 3 - Front Turn Signal BulbDo not spray water on a HOT radiator, • Pull the bulb out of the socket andthe hot steam produced from spraying replace the bulb.the radiator will cause injuries. • Reinsert the bulb and socket assem-Clean the radiator and condenser only bly and rotate it to the lockedwhen the engine is turned off. position. Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
PROPER MAINTENANCE OF YOUR VEHICLE – 117 Side Repeater Light Replacement • Pull the bulb straight from the socket CAUTION! and replace. Do not touch the new bulb with your NOTE: Side Repeater Lights are lo- fingers. Oil contamination will severely cated in both front fender panels. shorten the bulb life.Headlight Beam AdjustmentThe correct headlight adjustment isdirectly correlated to driving safety.The headlights must be adjustedproperly using special instruments. Al- Side Repeater Bulb Removalways follow legal guidelines when ad-justing the headlights. Taillight Assembly Bulb Side Repeater Light Location ReplacementFront Fog Light Replacement • Push the side repeater to one side The taillight assembly contains the• To replace the front fog light bulb, to release the spring tension and pull following bulbs: raise the vehicle and remove the outward. • Parking light bulb bulb from the back of the fog light. • Twist the socket one quarter turn and pull the socket from the lens. • Stop light bulb • Turn signal light bulb • Backup light bulb Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
118 – PROPER MAINTENANCE OF YOUR VEHICLE• Rear fog light bulb • Remove the light socket from the tail- • Replace the bulb and reinstall the light assembly. socket into the housing. • Push the bulb down with slight pres- • Install in the reverse order. sure and rotate the bulb counter- License Plate Light Replacement clockwise. • Gently pry the light assembly loose. • Install in the reverse order. • Twist the socket one quarter turn and • Verify light operation after repair. remove the socket from the lens Center High-Mounted Stop Light housing. Taillight Assembly Replacement • Pull the bulb straight from the socket• Open the rear hatch, loosen the re- • Open the rear hatch and remove the and replace. taining clip of the taillight assembly center high-mounted stop light cover. cover and remove the taillight assem- • Twist and remove the light socket bly. from the back of the light housing.Fluids and Capacities Description CapacityFuel Tank 43.0L (approximate)Engine Oil with Filter 4.0 ± 0.5LManual Transaxle 1.8 ± 0.1LPower Steering Fluid Reservoir MAX MarkBrake Fluid Reservoir MAX MarkCooling System 6.5LTire Pressure Refer to tire placard on driver’s door.Washer Fluid Reservoir MAX Mark Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
PROPER MAINTENANCE OF YOUR VEHICLE – 119Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts Component Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts Use engine coolant that meets Chery specifications. See anEngine Coolant authorized Chery dealer for Chery Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) engine coolant.Engine Oil Use SAE 10W-40 (>-20ºC) Engine OilFuel Selection ≥93 Research Octane Number (RON)Spark Plugs (NGK) FR7DTC Use composite gear oil GL-4 for transaxle lubricating oil. TheManual Transaxle Oil viscosity of the gear oil is SAE 75W-90. Use DOT 4 brake fluid, and add to MAX mark depending on theBrake Fluid Reservoir demand. Only use olefin-free brake fluid. Fill the washer fluid reservoir with concentrated window washerWasher Fluid fluid designated by Chery and water (1:20). Always use winter window washer fluid when exterior temperatures are low. Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
120 – PROPER MAINTENANCE OF YOUR VEHICLEVehicle Weight Item WeightVehicle Curb Weight 1040 kg Front Axle 662 kgVehicle Curb Axle Weight Rear Axle 378 kgManufacturer Maximum Loaded Weight (Including Passengers) 375 kgManufacturer Maximum Weight 1415 kg Front Axle 770 kgManufacturer Maximum Total Axle Weight Rear Axle 645 kgQuantity of Occupants (Including Driver) 5 Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
PROPER MAINTENANCE OF YOUR VEHICLE – 121Vehicle Dimensions Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
122 – PROPER MAINTENANCE OF YOUR VEHICLE Item DimensionA = Max Length 3700 mmB = Full Width 1578 mmC = Full Height (Curb Weight) 1564 mmD = Wheel Base 2390 mm Front 1370 mmE = Wheel Track Rear 1355 mm Front 748 mmSuspension Length Rear 562 mmMinimum Ground Clearance 130 mm Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
123 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULESCONTENTS Maintenance Schedules 124 Care and Maintenance Periodic Care and Certificate 131 Maintenance Provision 124 Safety Protection System 137 Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
124 – MAINTENANCE SCHEDULESMaintenance Schedules At Each Stop for Fuel • Check rubber seals on each side ofThere is a maintenance schedule that • Check the engine oil level about 5 the radiator for proper fit.shows the required service for your minutes after a fully warmed enginevehicle. is shut off. Checking the oil level while At Each Oil Change the vehicle is on level ground will im- • Change the engine oil filter. CAUTION! prove the accuracy of the oil level • Inspect the exhaust system. reading. Add oil only when the level Failure to perform the required main- is at or below the MIN mark. • Inspect the brake hoses. tenance items may result in damage • Check the windshield washer solvent • Inspect the CV joints and front and to the vehicle. and add if needed. rear suspension components. • Check the coolant level, hoses, andDaily Check Once A Month clamps.• Inspect the working condition of all • Inspect the battery, and clean and the exterior and interior lights. Re- tighten the terminals as needed. Periodic Care and Maintenance place any bulbs that are inoperable • Check the fluid levels of the coolant Provision or dim, and verify all lenses are clean. reservoir and brake fluid reservoir, See an authorized Chery dealer for• Visually inspect the tires for proper and add fluid as needed. care and maintenance in accordance tire pressure and look for unusual • Check all lights and all other electri- with the specified mileage. wear or damage. cal items for correct operation. Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES – 125 Mileage Care and Maintenance Item Every 5,000 km Every 15,000 km Every 30,000 kmLights, Warning Flasher, Horn: X XCheck operationWindshield Wiper And WasherSystem: Check operation and fill X Xwasher fluid if necessaryCheck Clutch Free Travel AndClutch Oil Level: Adjust if X XnecessaryCooling System: Check coolant X X Xlevel and replace if necessaryEngine Oil: Replace X X XEngine Oil Filter: Replace X X XEngine: Check for fluid leaks(engine oil, antifreeze fluid, fuel, X X Xair conditioner system etc.)Battery: Check electrolyte fluidlevel and add distilled water if X Xnecessary (for nonmaintenance-free battery only)Timing Belt: Check condition andtightness and adjust or replace if XnecessaryHood Hinges And Lock: X X XLubricateDoor Hinges And Door Locks: X X XLubricate Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
126 – MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES Mileage Care and Maintenance Item Every 5,000 km Every 15,000 km Every 30,000 kmSpark Plugs: Check and replace X Xif necessaryIgnition Timing: Check X X XFuel Filter: Replace XExhaust System: Check for X Xleaks and damageDrive Belt: Check tightness, X Xadjust or replace if necessaryTransaxle: Check for leaks or X XdamageConstant Velocity (CV) Universal X X XJoint Boot: Check for damageTie Rod End: Check the X X Xclearance and boot for damageSteering Universal JointAssembly Bushing: Check for X Xdisplacement or damagePower Steering System: Checkpower steering fluid level andwhether the clearance between X Xthe steering gear and rack isreasonableBrake System: Visually examinefor leaks, damage and brake X X Xfluid level Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES – 127 Mileage Care and Maintenance Item Every 5,000 km Every 15,000 km Every 30,000 kmParking Brake: Check the stroke(5 to 7 clicks) and adjust if X X XnecessaryBrake Lining: Check itsthickness and replace if X X XnecessaryUnderbody protection layer: XVisually examine for damageSeat Belt: Check for damage X XToe-In And Camber Angle: X XCheck and adjust if necessaryBall Joint: Check clearance X XRear Axle Rubber Bushings: X XCheck for damageEngine Oil Pan Bolts: Check forproper torque and tighten if XnecessaryControl Arm Rubber Sleeve: X XCheck for damageBrake Hose: Check for aging X Xand damageBrake Pipe: Check for damage,corrosion and leaks of all the X XjointsFuel System Connections:Check for aging, damage, Xabnormal loose or abrasion Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
128 – MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES Mileage Care and Maintenance Item Every 5,000 km Every 15,000 km Every 30,000 kmTires (including spare tire):Check tire tread depth, torque of X X Xwheel nuts, adjust tire pressureif necessaryTire Rotation X XBolts Connecting Chassis AndCar Body: Check torque and X X Xtighten if necessaryWheel: Check torque X X XCO Content During Idle: Check X X Xand adjust if necessaryTest Drive: Check whether allthe mechanisms function X X Xnormally• Manual transaxle gear oil should be replaced every year or every 30,000 km.• Brake fluid should be replaced every 2 years or every 50,000 km.• Engine timing belt should be replaced every 40,000 km. Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES – 137Safety Protection SystemThe airbags must be replaced 10 yearsfrom the initial installation date. Thismust be performed by an authorizedChery dealer.In order to ensure the proper opera-tion of the airbag system, always havethe airbags replaced at the specifieddate by an authorized Chery dealer.If the airbags have been replaced be-fore the specified date (such as afteran accident), please fill in the replace-ment record for future reference. Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.