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COMPROBACIÓN DEL NIVEL DE ACEITE DEL MOTOR

The engine oil should be checked frequently and topped up, as required, using the correct grade for the engine.

CAUTION

Check the engine oil weekly. If any significant or sudden drop in oil level is noted, seek qualified assistance.

CAUTION

Never allow the oil level to fall below the lower mark on the dipstick or the oil level indicator.

CAUTION

If the message ENGINE OIL PRESSURE LOW is displayed in the Message centre, stop the engine as soon as it is safe to do so and seek qualified assistance. Do not start the engine until the cause has been rectified.

Engines with a dipstick:
CAUTION

This dipstick features a lug, to aid correct fitment. Make sure the lug is correctly aligned with the groove in the dipstick tube. Failure to do this could result in the dipstick not fitting correctly, and oil escaping from the engine.

Before checking the engine oil level, make sure that:

  • The vehicle is stationary and the Electric Parking Brake (EPB) is applied.

  • The vehicle is on level ground.

  • The engine oil is cold.

    NOTES

    If it is necessary to check the oil level when the engine is hot, switch off the engine and let the vehicle stand for 5 minutes to allow the oil to drain back into the sump. Do not start the engine.

The oil level can then be checked as follows:

  1. Withdraw the dipstick and wipe the blade clean with a lint-free cloth.

  2. Fully re-insert the dipstick and withdraw again to check the oil level.

If the oil level is nearer to the upper mark on the dipstick, do not add any oil.

If the oil level is below halfway, add 0.5 litres of oil. Recheck the level and add more oil, if necessary.

If the oil level is below the lower mark, add the following quantities of oil:

  • 2.0L diesel - 1.8 litres.

  • 2.0L petrol - 0.85 litres.

Once the oil has reached the correct level on the dipstick, wait 5 minutes and recheck.

Engines without a dipstick:

These engines feature an electrical monitoring system. The engine oil level is not monitored when the engine is running, or when the vehicle is in motion.

Before checking the engine oil level, make sure that:

  • The vehicle is stationary and the Electric Parking Brake (EPB) is applied.

  • The vehicle is on level ground.

  • The engine oil has reached its normal working temperature (oil is hot).

  • The engine has been switched off for 10 minutes, as the system does not give an accurate reading until the oil level has stabilised.

The oil level can then be checked as follows:

  1. Switch on the ignition (do not start the engine).

  2. Select Oil Level from the Vehicle Information menu. See MENÚ DEL CUADRO DE INSTRUMENTOS.

The engine oil level indicator is displayed in the Message centre.

An indication of the oil level is displayed in the indicator. Messages to the right of the indicator advise you of any action you may need to take.

Message Action
OK No action required.
Overfilled Seek qualified assistance immediately. Do not drive the vehicle as this will cause serious damage to the engine.
Low Add 1.5 litres of oil, then recheck the level.
Critically Low Seek qualified assistance immediately.
Add XX L Add the advised quantity of oil to the engine, then recheck the level.
Not Available The oil level is stabilising. Switch off the ignition, wait 10 minutes, then recheck the oil level display.
ENGINE OIL LEVEL MONITOR SYSTEM FAULT Seek qualified assistance immediately.