Make sure the parkbrake is on and the
gear selector is in position P or N
before attempting to start the engine.
Before driving off, check the gauges and
warning indicators and messages. Take
special note of any warning indicator that
Seat belts are provided for your safety
and it is unwise, and in certain countries
illegal, to commence any journey,
however short, without wearing them.
In prolonged high speed conditions
above 30°C (86°F) ambient temperature,
the vehicle’s maximum quoted speed
may not be achievable.
Do not operate the engine at high speed
when first started, but allow time for the
engine to warm up and the oil to circulate.
Engine Braking on Downhill Gradients
When driving on mountain roads with long
downhill gradients, it is advisable to select
a low gear.
Use of Headlamps in Daylight
When visibility is poor, the headlamps
with dipped beam setting should be
switched on so that the vehicle may be
seen more easily by other road users. The
instrument illumination dimmer control
adjusts the brightness of the panel
Engine oil consumption
A certain amount of oil consumption is
normal. The rate of consumption will
depend on the following:
• The quality and viscosity of the oil.
• The amount of oxidation and dilution
of the oil.
• Climatic conditions.
• The speed at which the engine is
• Road conditions.
Drivers should expect above normal
consumption when the engine is new, and
after running-in if high speeds are
By observing the following advisory
precautions you will ensure maximum
engine, transmission and brake life for
• Allow the engine to warm up
thoroughly before operating at engine
speeds over 3 500 rev/min.
• Vary the speed frequently.
• From 1 500 km (940 miles) onwards,
gradually increase performance of the
vehicle up to the permitted maximum
To make sure that the brake pads can
bed-in evenly and reach their optimum
wear and performance condition, usually
within 480 km (300 miles), the following
points are recommended:
• Where possible, avoid heavy braking
or rough usage of the brakes, as this
can result in damage being caused to
the brake pads and discs.