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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.