1 INTRODUCTION AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
1.1 Introduction
Dear Customer,
Congratulations on purchasing Mahindra BOLERO. Your vehicle has been designed to provide years of safe and dependable service, as long as it is used and maintained in accordance with the instructions provided in this manual.
All persons who will use and/or maintain this vehicle must read, understand and follow all warnings and instructions provided in this manual. This Owner's Manual should be considered an integral part of the vehicle and should remain with the vehicle. However, nothing in this manual, and none of the safety devices installed in the vehicle, are a substitute for careful operation and common sense. Always make sure that your vehicle is in optimum working order, and take note of the road and weather conditions under which you are using your vehicle.
If you have any questions concerning the proper use or maintenance of your vehicle, please call your Authorized Mahindra Dealer. A list of dealers can be found in the Dealer Directory Supplement.
Alternatively you can contact Mahindra at,
•  1800-209-6006 (Toll free)
•  customercare@mahindra.com
We extend our best wishes for safe and pleasurable motoring.
Sincerely,
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MAHINDRA & MAHINDRA LTD
Servicing and Summary Data
•  For all issues concerning the vehicle and for any need of spare parts, contact only the Authorised Mahindra Dealer network
•  We recommend you always use genuine Mahindra spare parts when performing repairs on the vehicle
•  We suggest that you record the vehicle data in the Warranty and Information Guide for future references
1.1.1 Safety Symbols
Carefully read, understand and follow the safety symbols/ instructions given in this manual.
Legend of the Symbols
To emphasise information and procedures regarding safety, use, maintenance, etc., the following symbols are used throughout the manual:
DANGER indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury and/or property damage.
NOTICE indicates important information relevant to the vehicle, the vehicle's use or to sections of this manual to which particular attention must be paid for optimum use of the vehicle.
If you see this symbol, it indicates “no,” “do not,” “do not do this,” or “never”.
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For maximum vehicle performance and safety considerations, always keep the following information in mind:
•  The company does not take any responsibility for consequential damages / injuries resulting due to fitment of unauthorised aftermarket accessories and / or tapping / cutting wires in the wiring harness
•  When adding accessories, equipment, passengers and luggage to your vehicle, do not exceed the total weight capacity of the vehicle or of the front and rear axle. Consult Authorised Mahindra Dealer for specific weight information
•  Bull bars and nudge guards are not recommended
•  Accessories causing any change in vehicle specifications like wheel rims, bull bars, etc., may affect the performance of safety systems
•  Mobile communication systems such as two-way radios, telephones and theft alarms that are equipped with radio transmitters and installed in your vehicle should comply with the local regulations and should be installed only by your Authorised Mahindra Dealer
2 GENERAL
2.1 Feature Matrix
In view of our policy of continuously improving our products, we reserve the right to alter specification, designs or features without prior notice and without liability.
We recommend you to contact the nearest Mahindra dealer for latest features applicable to your vehicle.

Feature ZLX SLX SLE LX
Technology        
Engine Immobilizer Yes Yes Yes Yes
Micro Hybrid System Yes
Driver Information System Yes
BT Audio with Mic in roof Yes
Mechaless Audio Yes
Comfort
AC Yes Yes Yes
Heater Yes Yes
Convenience
Power Windows All Four All Four
Central locking Yes Yes
Keyless entry Yes Yes
Rear wash & wipe Yes
Voice Messaging System Yes
2.2 Lubrication and Capacities
System Lubricant Capacity Specification Remarks
Engine Oil MAHINDRA “MAXIMILE FEO V2”
NEW TECHNOLOGY GENUINE ENGINE FLUID
6.0 liters
Special Engine Fluid
Always use "MAXIMILE FEO V2" new generation Mahindra genuine engine oil. These are specially developed for your engine’s optimum performance and fuel efficiency.
In extreme cases of emergency and non-availability of above oil, we suggest Engine Oil meeting minimum API CH-4 SAE 15W-40 specification can be used and replaced at 6000 km.
This alternate oil or other Brand will not provide equivalent performance of above Genuine oils.
Engine Cooling MAHINDRA “MAXIMILE ULTRA COOL”
GENUINE LONG LIFE COOLANT (READY TO USE COOLANT. NO NEED TO MIX WATER)
~3 liters Brand Specific. Don’t use other coolants/water for top up. In case of emergency, coolant meeting JIS K-2234 specification should be used (30% concentration diluted with distilled water) and coolant change period to be reduced as 30,000 km. Ensure max level in the radiator and coolant reservoir tank.
Transmission MAHINDRA “MAXIMILE SYNTEC F2”
NEW GENERATION GENUINE TRANSMISSION OIL
2.0 liters
Special Transmission Fluid
If other Transmission Oils meeting API GL-4 SAE 80W-90 specifications used, Drain Interval has to be at every 20000 km. Other Brand may not provide equivalent performance of recommended oil.
Rear Axle MAHINDRA “MAXIMILE ELITE”
NEW GENERATION GENUINE DIFFERENTIAL OIL
2.0 liters
Special Axle Fluid If other Axle Oils meeting API GL-5 SAE 80W-90 specification used, drain Interval has to be at every 20000 km. Other Brand may not provide equivalent performance of recommended oil.
Power Steering Oil SHELL “SPIRAX S3 ATF MD3”
0.8 liters
Alternately CALTEX MAKE "TEXAMATIC 1888"BRAND can be used. NO OTHER BRAND SHOULD BE USED
Brake and Clutch MAHINDRA “MAXIMILE DOT 3”
GENUINE BRAKE FLUID
0.9 liters
If Maximile DOT 3 brake fluid is not used and in emergency conditions, use Brake Fluid Meeting SAE J1703 FMVSS NO.116 DOT 3 OR IS 8654 TYPE-1 Specification and change it at 30,000 km or 2 years whichever earlier
Recommended Fuel Diesel fuel confirming to - Indian standard IS 1460; 2017 BSIV specification or equivalent.
60 liters
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Air Conditioning R134a (AC Gas) 550 ± 20 gms
Compressor Oil 120–135 ml
2.3 Dimensions
2.3.1 Front View
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2.3.2 Rear View
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2.3.3 Side View
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DIMENSION & WEIGHTS mm
Wheel Base 2680 mm
Overall Length 3995 mm
Overall Width 1745 mm
Overall Height 1880 mm
Track Width (Front) 1443 mm
Track Width (Rear) 1346 mm
Maximum GVW 2150 kg
2.4 Bulb Specification
Lamp Bulb Wattage CAP Type No. of Bulbs per Vehicle
Head Lamps 12V 60/55W H4-P43T 2
Front Turn Signal Lamp 12V 21W (Amber) BAU15D 2
Front Parking Lamps 12V 5W W5W 2
Side Turn Signal Lamps (Fender) 12V 5W W5W 2
High Mount Stop Lamp (Tail Door Type 1) 12V 21W BAS15D 1
Brake Lamp/Tail Lamp 12V 21W/5W BAS15D 2
Rear Turn Signal Lamp 12V 21W BAS15D 2
Reversing Lamp 12V 21W BAS15D 2
Rear License Plate Lamp 12V 5W W5W 2
Interior Courtesy Lamp 12V 10W C10W 1
2.5 Fuses & Relays
2.5.1 Fuse and Relay - Engine Compartment
Location - LHS of the engine compartment, next to the battery
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Fuse No. Fuse Rating color Circuit
1 60A Yellow BATT
2 60A Yellow COOLING FAN
3 60A Yellow GLOW PLUG
4 30A Pink ECU Main Supply
5 30A Blue BLOWER FAN
6 15A Blue FUEL PUMP
7
8 15A Blue HIGH BEAM
9 15A Blue LOW BEAM
10 15A Blue FOG LAMP
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12 100A Blue Charging Fuse/Power ckt
13 20A Yellow HIGH BEAM RELAY
14 20A Yellow AC COMP RELAY
15 20A Yellow LOW BEAM RELAY
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Location - LHS of the engine compartment, next to the battery
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Fuse No. Relay Rating Circuit
1 30A GNS RELAY
2 70A COOLING FAN HIGH
3 70A COOLING FAN LOW
4 70A STARTER RELAY
5 70A GLOW PLUG RELAY
2.5.2 Fuse and Relay - Passenger Compartment
Location - On the driver side of the instrument panel
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Fuse No. Fuse Rating Color Circuit
1 10A Red AC COMPO.
2 15A Blue Heater *
3 10A Red Turn/Reverse
4 10A Red Wiper Washer Front
5 10A Red Wiper Washer Rear *
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7 5A   Telltale Module
8 5A   ABS IGN
9 15A Blue Cluster
10 15A Red ECU /PIN /Immobilizer
11 15A Blue Flasher Control
12 5A Brown Diag/Immobilizer *
13 10A Red Audio/Cluster *
14 10A Red Park Lamp
15 15A Blue Horn
16 10A Red Roof Lamp
17
18 3OA   ABS
19 20A Yellow CDL
20
21 10A Red Audio Key In
22 40A Yellow ABS PWR
23 30A Yellow Power Window
* if equipped
2.5.3 ECU Fuse/Relay - Passenger Compartment
Location - Behind the glove box
Fuse No. Fuse Rating Color Circuit
1 10A Red ECU (K04 ) SUPPLY
2 15A Blue EGR/FUEL METERING
3 10A Red AC RLY
4 10A Red ECU (K06 ) SUPPLY
5 15A Blue BRAKE SWITCH
6 10A Red HFM SENSOR
7 15A Blue SPARE
8 10A Red SPARE
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Location - Near ECU Fuse box
Fuse No. Fuse Rating Color Circuit
1 30A ECU Relay
2.5.4 Relay and Controller Identification - Passenger Compartment
Location - LHS A-Pillar
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2.6 Flat Tire
Reduce your speed gradually, keeping a straight line. Move cautiously off the road to a safe place well away from traffic. Park on a level spot with firm ground. Stop the engine and turn ON your hazard warning flashers.
Firmly apply the parking brake. Have everyone come out of the vehicle on the side away from traffic..
Never stop your vehicle in a traffic lane to change a tire. You could be hit by an oncoming vehicle. Keep driving until you reach a safe location.
Lifting a vehicle to change a tire or perform maintenance is very dangerous if you do not have the requisite tools, safety equipment and training. The jack provided along with the vehicle is to be used only for changing a spare tire. It is never to be used to perform any other maintenance or repair on the vehicle.
Never place any part of your body under any portion of the vehicle when it is supported only by the jack. You could be crushed by the vehicle if it falls off a jack. Keep by-standers away from the vehicle.
Find level, solid ground that is clear of oncoming traffic. If you cannot find a safe place to stop, it is better to drive on a flat tire and damage the rim than it is to risk being hit by oncoming traffic.
After changing a flat tire, never store the tire or other equipment in the passenger compartment of the vehicle. This loose equipment could strike an occupant in the event of a sudden stop or collision. Store all of these items in the proper place.
The following sections outline the procedure for changing a flat tire;
2.6.1 Jack/Wheel Spanner/Warning Triangle
The jack along with the wheel spanner and other tools are located on the floor between the third row seats near to the back door as shown in figure. Rotate the two securing knobs and lift the lid to access the jack. The jack extension and warning triangle are placed beneath the front passenger seat. Slide the seat backwards, pull open the velcro and access the warning triangle or jack handle.
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2.6.2 Spare Wheel Removal
Spare wheel is mounted on the tail gate at the rear end of the vehicle. It is held in place by mountings nuts covered by a spare wheel cover (if equipped).
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A Spare Wheel B Spare Wheel Cap
C Spare Wheel Cover D Mounting Nuts
•  Remove the spare wheel cover (if equipped)by pulling at its edges as shown in figure
•  Remove the mounting nuts holding the spare wheel cover and spare wheel
•  Dismount the spare wheel
Do not try to pry off the wheel cover by hand alone. Take due care in handling the wheel cover to avoid unexpected personal injury.
2.6.3 Wheel Cover Removal (if equipped)
Pry off the wheel cover, using a screw driver and then pull it out. Wrap the tip of the screw driver with cloth, then insert it near the lugs of the wheel cover and pry the cover away from the wheel.
Do not try to pry off the wheel cover by hand alone. Take due care in handling the wheel cover to avoid unexpected personal injury.
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2.6.4 Wheel Nut Loosening
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Always loosen the wheel nuts before raising the vehicle. Turn the wheel nuts counter clockwise to loosen. To get maximum leverage, fit the spanner to the nut so that the handle is on the left side. Grab the spanner near the end of the handle and push down on the handle. Be careful that the spanner does not slip off the nut. Do not remove the nuts, but loosen them by one or two turns.
2.7 Jack Points
Front jack up point - below chassis side long member just behind the front wheels.
Rear jack up point -under rear axle.
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A Rear Jacking Points B Front Jacking Points
2.7.1 Jacking
Block the wheel diagonally opposite the flat tire to keep the vehicle from rolling when it is jacked up. When blocking the wheel, place a wheel block in front of one of the front wheels or behind one of the rear wheels.
Position the jack at the correct jacking point. Make sure the jack is positioned on a level and solid place. Ensure no one is in the vehicle.
To raise the vehicle, insert the jack handle end along with the extension into the jack and turn it clockwise with the jack handle. As the jack touches the vehicle and begins to lift, check that it is properly positioned. Raise it high enough so that the spare tire can be installed. Remember you will need more ground clearance when putting on the spare tire than when removing the flat tire.
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A Flat Tire B Chock Blocks
Block the wheel diagonally opposite the flat tire to keep the vehicle from rolling when it is jacked up. When blocking the wheel, place a wheel block in front of one of the front wheels or behind one of the rear wheels.
Make sure to set the jack properly in the jacking point. Raising the vehicle with improperly positioned jack will damage the underbody of vehicle or may allow the vehicle to fall off the jack and cause personal injury.
•  Use the jack only for lifting your vehicle during wheel changing
•  Do not raise the jack with someone in the vehicle.
•  When raising the vehicle, do not place any objects on top of or underneath the jack.
•  Raise the vehicle only high enough to remove and change the wheel.
•  Follow jacking instructions
•  Do not start or run the engine while your vehicle is supported by the jack.
Never get under the vehicle when the vehicle is supported by the jack alone.
Remove the wheel nuts. Lift the flat tire straight off and place it aside. Roll the spare wheel into position and align the holes in the wheel with the bolts. Lift up the wheel and get at least the top bolt started through its hole. Wiggle the wheel and press it back over the other bolts.
Re-install the wheel nuts with the tapered end inward and tighten by hand. Press the wheel inward and tighten the wheel nuts further.
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Never use oil or grease on the bolts or nuts. Doing so may lead to over tightening the nuts, wheel nut spanner slip, damage the bolts and also may cause personal injuries. Also, nuts may loosen and the wheels may fall off, which could cause a serious accident. If there is oil or grease on any bolt or nut, clean before installing wheel nuts.
Lower the vehicle completely and tighten the diagonally opposite wheel nuts using the wheel nut spanner. Turn the jack handle extension counter clockwise using the jack handle to lower the vehicle, making sure the handle remains firmly fitted onto the jack handle extension. Make sure the wheel spanner is securely engaged over the nut. Tighten each nut a little at a time in the diagonally opposite order. Repeat the process until all the nuts are tight. Do not use other tools or any additional leverage other than your hands, such as a hammer, pipe or your foot.
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Improperly or loosely tightened wheel nuts are dangerous. The wheel could wobble or come off. This could result in loss of vehicle control and cause a serious accident. Always make sure all the wheel nuts are properly/securely tightened to the specified torque.
When lowering the vehicle, make sure all portions of your body are clear off the vehicle as it is lowered to the ground. Have the wheel nuts tightened with the torque spanner to the required torque, as soon as possible after changing wheels.
If you have rotated , repaired , changed your tires or changed the wheel rims, check the wheel nuts are still tight (to the reqd. torque) after driving about 1000 Kms.
Put the wheel cover into position aligning the nozzle on the wheel to the nozzle clearance on the wheel cover. Tap it firmly on the sides with your hand to snap it into place.
Check the air pressure of the replaced tire. If the pressure is lower than recommended, drive slowly to the nearest service station and inflate to the correct pressure. If it is too high, adjust it until it is correct. Always reinstall the valve cap after checking or adjusting tire pressure. If the cap is not replaced, dirt and moisture could get into the valve core and cause air leakage. If you lose a valve cap, buy another and install it as soon as possible.
2.7.2 Restore all the Tools, Jack and Flat Tire Securely
Mount the flat tire to the rear door of the vehicle. Firmly tighten the securing nut and put the spare wheel cover back. Replace the tools (jack, wheel spanner, etc.,) in their storage location.
Double check to ensure the flat tire along with the wheel cover is securely mounted on the tail gate.
It is recommended to fix the flat tire at the nearest tire shop and swap the spare wheel back. The wheel balance and alignment differ from wheel to wheel. This may lead to steering and braking issues.
2.8 Technical Specifications
Technical Specifications
ENGINE mHawk
Displacement/Cubic Capacity 1493 cc
Compression Ratio 16.5:1
Max. Net Power 51.52 kW @ 3600 RPM
Max. Net Torque 195 Nm @ 1600 – 2200 RPM
TRANSMISSION
Type 5 Speed Manual - Synchromesh in all Forward Gears
No. of Gears 5 Forward, 1 Reverse
GEAR RATIOS
I 3.78:1
II 2.21:1
II 1.42:1
IV 1.00:1
V 0.79:1
Reverse 3.56:1
WHEELS & TIRES
Rim 6.0J x 15"
Tires 215/75 R15
No. of wheels 5 (Inclusive of Spare Wheel)
STEERING
Type Power Assisted, Rack & Pinion
Turning Circle Diameter 11.6 m
SUSPENSION
Front Independent Front with Coil Spring
Rear Rigid Semi-elliptic Leaf Spring
Anti Roll Bar Front — Torsion Type, Rear — NA
Shock Absorbers Hydraulic, Double Acting, Telescopic
BRAKES
Type Hydraulic with Vacuum assisted
Front Disc
Rear Drum
Parking Brake Mechanical (hand operated) acting on rear wheel
FUEL
Fuel Capacity 60 liters
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
System Voltage 12V
Battery 72 Ah (optional 65 Ah)
2.9 Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):
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Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is the legal identity of your vehicle. The vehicle identification number is stamped on the VIN plate fixed on the fire wall above the battery in the left side of the engine compartment.
2.10 Engine Number
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The engine number is punched on the left hand side of the engine front end near the fuel pump mounting.
2.11 Chassis Number
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The chassis number is punched on the right side chassis side member below the front fender. It is also stamped on the VIN plate located on the left side of the engine compartment.
3 VEHICLE OVERVIEW
3.1 Front Overview
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A Bonnet
B Windshield
C Windshield Wiper
D Windshield Washer Jet
E Outside Rear View Mirror (ORVM)
F Side Foot Step
G Front Turn Signal Lamp
H Head Lamp
I Parking Lamp
3.2 Rear Overview
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A Tail/Brake Lamp
B Tail Door/Gate
C Rear Wiper
D Rear Windshield
E Reversing Lamp
F License Plate Lamp
G Spare Wheel
H Rear Foot Step
I Rear Tow Hook
J Rear Turn Signal Lamp
3.3 Instrument Panel Overview
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A Front Grap Handle K Lighting Stalk
B AC Controls* L Head Lamp Leveling Switch
C Audio System* M Tell-Tale Bank (ABS)
D Driver Information Display* N Stop/Start Switch
E Centre Vents* O Gear Shift Lever
F Hazard Warning Switch P Parking Brake
G Instrument Cluster Q Power Socket
H Wiper Stalk R Glove Box
I Steering Wheel S Side Vents*
J Horn pad *-if equipped
4 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER OVERVIEW
4.1 Instrument Cluster Overview
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4.2 Warning Lamps Overview
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Sr. No. Symbol Warning Lamp/Tell Tale Lamp Pre-check Lamp Status after Engine ON Action/Remarks
A
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Parking Lamp Continuously ON Indicates parking lamp is ON.
B
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Battery Charging Warning Lamp Continuously ON till Engine Starts Continuously ON
Indicates malfunction in charging system. Contact Authorized Mahindra Dealer for assistance
C
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Fog Lamp * No
Indicates Fog Lamp is ON
D
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Immobilizer Lamp * (Ignition ON) Yes Continuously ON or blinking Vehicle might have been immobilised, contact Authorized Mahindra Dealer for assistance
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Immobilizer Lamp * (Ignition OFF) N/A Blinking
Slow Blinking: Vehicle is armed with the remote
Fast Blinking: Vehicle is disarmed with remote
E
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Low Engine Oil Pressure Warning Lamp Continuously ON till Engine Starts Continuously ON
Indicates engine oil pressure is low. Check oil level and top-up or contact an Authorized Mahindra Dealer for assistance
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Check Engine Lamp For About 2 Seconds Continuously ON or Blinking
There is a potential malfunction in the engine system, contact an Authorized Mahindra Dealer immediately
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Parking Brake ON/Brake Fluid Low Warning Lamp/EBD malfunction Yes Continuously ON
Either one of below conditions-
1) Park Brake might be engaged
2) Brake fluid level might be low
3) EBD Malfunction detected
Contact Authorized Mahindra Dealer immediately for assistance if lamp is not turning OFF even after checking the above conditions.
H
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High Coolant Temperature Warning Lamp Yes Continuously ON or Blinking
Continuously ON: Normal
Blinking:Engine temperature very high (>108ºC). Contact Authorized Mahindra Dealer for assistancey
I
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Head Lamp High Beam Indicator Continuously ON
Indicates Head lamp high beam is ON
J
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Right Turn Indicators Slow or Fast Blinking
Indicates right turn lamp is blinking
Slow Blinking: Normal operation
Fast Blinking: One /more right turn lamp bulb has fused. Have the bulb replaced
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Low Fuel Warning Lamp NO Blinking The fuel level in the fuel tank is low. Re-fuel immediately to avoid empty tank situation. If the lamp does not come ON or blink, contact Authorized Mahindra Dealer for assistance
L
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Left Turn Indicators Slow or Fast Blinking
Indicates left turn lamp is blinking
Slow Blinking: Normal operation
Fast Blinking: One /more left turn lamp bulb has fused. Have the bulb replaced
M
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Micro Hybrid-Stop/Start Lamp * Continuously ON or Blinking
Continuously ON: Engine is in auto stop mode
Blinking: Micro Hybrid is about to stop the engine
N
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Seat Belt Warning Lamp For about 2 seconds Continuously ON If tell tale is not turning OFF even after fastening the seat belt, contact Authorized Mahindra Dealer for assistance
O
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Water in Fuel Filter Warning Lamp For about 2 seconds Continuously ON Indicates water in fuel filter. Drain the water from filter or contact an Authorized Mahindra Dealer for assistance
P
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Glow Plug Lamp For about 2 seconds Continuously ON Indicates a malfunction in the starting system. Please contact Authorized Mahindra Dealer for assistance
Q
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OBD Check Lamp (MIL) Continuously ON till Engine Starts Continuously ON There is a potential malfunction related to emission control system, contact an Authorized Mahindra Dealer immediately
           
* if equipped / select models or variants only
4.3 Driver Information System (DIS) Overview (if equipped)
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A Day E Driving Time (DT) / Average Fuel Efficiency (AFE) / Distance To Empty (DTE)
B Time F Gear Indicator
C Date G Set Button
D Door Ajar Lamp H Mode Button
5 SEATS AND SEAT BELTS
5.1 Front Passenger Seat
To avoid personal injury, do not operate or ride in vehicle until all occupants, including the driver, are seated properly in the vehicle.
5.2 Driver Seat
5.2.1 Sitting in Correct Position
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Follow the tips below for a comfortable and safe journey;
•  Sit in an upright position with the base of your spine pressed against the seat back
•  The driver and front passenger seat head restraint has 5 positions. Adjust it as close as possible to the above specified position, with the top of the head restraint even with the top of your head
•  Maintain sufficient distance between yourself and the steering wheel. Maintain at least a ten inch (10") distance from the centre of the steering wheel to your chest
•  The top curve of the steering wheel should align with your chin for ideal road visibility
•  Adjust your seat and seat back angle such that your wrists rest on the steering wheel
•  Ensure your legs are in bent position while fully depressing the clutch pedal
The seat should be adjusted while still maintaining control of the foot pedals, steering wheel and your view of the instrument panel controls.
Never adjust the driver's seat while the vehicle is in motion. The seat may unexpectedly move and cause the driver to unintentionally operate the accelerator or brake, or turn the steering wheel, causing loss of control of the vehicle, an accident or serious personal injury. Adjust the driver's seat only when the vehicle is not in motion.
Never put objects under the seats. They may interfere with the seat-lock mechanism or unexpectedly activate the seat position adjusting lever, causing the seat to suddenly move, resulting in loss of control of the vehicle, an accident or serious personal injury.
While adjusting the seat, do not put your hands under the seat or near the moving parts. This may lead to injuries.
5.2.2 Front Seat Slide(if equipped)
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Move the seat forward or backward by lifting the adjustment lever located under the seat front and release once the desired position is reached.
While adjusting the seat, make sure the latch engages fully and the seat is locked firmly in the desired position. An unlocked seat may move in a sudden stop or collision, causing injury to the person in that seat. Push and pull on the seat to be sure it is locked.
5.2.3 Front Seat Recline(if equipped)
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To adjust the seat back, lift the lever located on the outboard side of the seat, lean back, and release the lever at the desired position. To return the seat back, lift the lever, lean forward, and release the lever.
5.3 Head Restraint
5.3.1 Adjustable Head Restraint
The head restraint comprises of the padded portion which contacts your head and is inserted/locked in receptacles on the top of the seat back.
Your vehicle seats are equipped with head restraints which are vertically adjustable. The purpose of these head restraints is to help limit head motion in the event of rear collision.
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Always align top of the head restraint with the top of your head or as close to it as possible. To raise the head restraint, press the lock knob and pull the restraint up. To lower the head restraint, press the lock knob and push the head restraint down.
5.3.2 Removing Seat Head Restraint
The head restraint can be pulled out completely by depressing the locking button while pulling the restraint out.
5.3.3 Installing Seat Head Restraint
Align the head restraint shafts over the holes on the seat top and push the restraint straight down till you hear the lock click.
Keep the seat back as upright as possible so the headrest is behind, not beneath, and almost touching your head.
Never drive with the head restraints not properly adjusted, head restraints removed or inserted in a flipped condition. With no support behind your head, your neck could be seriously injured in a collision.
Head restraints are provided for the front row and second row outboard occupants.
5.4 Folding of Seats
The second row seats cannot be folded.
The third row side facing seats can be folded as below;
•  Lift and fold the seat
•  Swing the seat cushion fully up
•  Fold the seat leg completely down
•  Secure the seat by running the Velcro strap through the hook provided on the back of the seat cushion and sticking the Velcro
To avoid serious injury, do not sit on or place anything on a folded seat back while the vehicle is moving.
5.5 General Warnings and Instructions- Seat Belts
At least once each month, inspect the seat belt webbing for any cuts, tears, or other signs of wear (such as fraying along the edges). Also inspect the anchors, retractors, and buckles to be sure they are tight and operational.
•  All occupants, including the driver, should always wear their seat belt no matter how short the trip in order to minimize the risk of severe injury in the event of a crash. In an accident, an un-belted passenger becomes a projectile, and can cause serious injury to himself or another passenger.
•  In a rollover crash, an un-belted person is significantly more likely prone to Injury than a person wearing a seat belt
•  In order to be properly buckled, you must always sit up straight and keep your feet on the floor in front of you. The lap part must be worn low and tight across your hips, just touching the top of your thighs. While fastening the seat belt, the shoulder strap of the seat belt must pass over your chest and top of your shoulder. It must never touch your neck, face, the side of your shoulder, arm, or pass under your arm. The belt must always be flat against your body and not twisted in any way. Nothing, such as an arm rest, a pocketbook, or any external objects should be between you and the seat belt. Improper wearing of a seat belt will reduce the protection in an accident.
•  Seat belts should be adjusted as tightly as possible, consistent with comfort to properly secure the wearer in the seat.
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•  The seat belts provided for your vehicle are designed for people of adult size, must be properly used and maintained.
•  For usage of adult seat belt to secure children refer to section on manual for child seat positions and use a child restraint systems
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•  Passengers should not move out of or change seats while the vehicle is moving. A passenger who is not wearing a seat belt can be thrown against the inside of the vehicle, against other occupants, or out of the vehicle during a crash or emergency stop
•  Do not use any accessories on seat belts or modify in any way the seat belt system. Devices claiming to improve occupant comfort or reposition the seat belt can reduce the protection provided by the seat belt and increase the chance of serious injury in a crash
•  An accident or emergency stop, can damage your seat belt system, even if the accident is “minor”. Please have your Authorized Mahindra Dealer inspect the seat belt system after an accident
•  Please be aware that any unsecured item in your vehicle, such as your pet, unsecured child restraint system, a laptop or mobile phones, can become a projectile in the event of an accident or sudden stop, causing injuries to occupants in the vehicle
Never use a damaged seat belt system. A damaged seat belt will not provide protection in an accident, resulting in serious injury.
•  Seat belt systems can be prone to abuse. They are not indestructible. They must be handled with care to avoid damage
•  Keep the belts clean and dry. Belt retraction may become difficult if the belts and webbing are soiled. If they need cleaning, use a mild soap solution or lukewarm water. Never use bleach, dye, or abrasive cleaners. These chemicals will severely weaken the belts
•  Retractors in 3-point type seat belts retract the seat belts when not in use. The inertia lock and coil spring allow the belts to remain comfortable on users during normal driving. During accidents or abrupt stops, inertia locks restrict the sudden forward movement of the wearer
Seat Belts - Patients
Persons with serious medical conditions should also wear a seat belt. Consult your doctor for specific recommendations before travel.
Seat Belts - Pregnant Women
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Pregnant women must also wear seat belts. Consult your doctor for specific recommendations.
The lap belt should be worn snugly and as low as possible over the hips. The shoulder belt should be worn across your shoulder, but never across the stomach area. When worn properly, the seat belt will protect both the mother and the foetus in an accident or emergency stop.
A pregnant woman should never wear the seat belt across the stomach area. This could lead to serious injuries to the foetus and/or the pregnant mother.
Never wear twisted seat belts. Excessive forces will be transferred from the belt to the wearer, in a collision, resulting in serious personal injury.
Each seat belt is meant for use by one person only. Using one seat belt for more than one person at a time is dangerous. The seat belt will not be able to spread the impact forces properly leading to serious injuries.
Never put a belt around a child being carried on the occupant's lap. This could lead to serious injuries.
Seat Belt Usage is Necessary to:
•  Reduce the possibility of being thrown from your vehicle
•  Reduce the possibility of injuries to upper body, lower body and legs during an accident
•  Hold the driver in a position which allows better control of the vehicle
Children who are too large for child restraint systems should always occupy the rear seat and use the vehicle seat belts. The lap portion should be fastened snug on the hips and as low as possible and the shoulder strap should be across the child's shoulder, not the neck or face. If you are unable to position the strap across the child's shoulder, the child should remain in a booster seat. Frequently check the seat belt to be sure it remains snug and in position. A squirming child could cause the seat belt to come out of position.
5.6 Child Restraint System (CRS) (if equipped)
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Legend:
U — Suitable position for using universal child restraint system using seat belt and buckles marked with ‘ C R S ’.
Ø — Not Suitable position for using child restraint system using seat belt.
Always secure a child in a proper Child Restraints System in accordance with age and size of the child as recommended by the child restraint system manufacturer. Be sure to follow the Child Restraint System (Child seat) manufacturer’s instructions for seat belt routing.
Do not allow children to stand up or kneel on either the rear or the front seats. An unrestrained child could suffer serious injuries during emergency braking or collision.
The seat belt buckle marked with CRS comply with the requirements of AIS72 for use with a child seat. The Child Restraint system can only be used with the seating positions with buckle heads marked “CRS”.
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Mass Group Weight of Child (kg) Fitting the child restraints system using seat belt
 
Group 0 0–10 Rear-facing child restraint system on the outboard 2nd row seats using seat belt.
Group 0+ upto 13
Group 1 9–18 Forward-facing child restraint system on the outboard 2nd row seat using seat belt.
Group 2 15–25
Group 3 22–36
6 LOCKS AND KEYS
6.1 LOCKS AND KEYS
A Word About Your Keys :
Bolero comes with two types of keys based on the model/variant;
•  Conventional
•  Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
Conventional Keys
Two conventional keys are given along with your vehicle. You can insert the key into the ignition with either side up.
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Key Number Tag :
Your key number is shown on the plastic tag attached to the key. It is recommended that you record the key number and store in a safe place.
The keys operate all locks in your vehicle including those of the doors and ignition with steering lock. We advise you to keep one of these keys at a safe place for emergency use, but not in the vehicle. Should you lose your keys or if you need replacement keys, they can be ordered through an Authorized Mahindra Dealer.
Never leave the key in the ignition switch with children in the vehicle. A child could switch on the ignition, start the engine, operate power windows and other controls, or move the vehicle, resulting in personal injuries of bystanders and/or children seated inside.
Precautions while handling keys:
•  Do not cover the key grip with any material that cuts off electromagnetic waves
•  Do not leave the key exposed to high temperatures for a long period, such as on the dashboard or hood under direct sunlight
•  Do not put the key in any liquid or wash it in an ultrasonic washer
To Open a Door from Inside:
To open the door from inside, pull the door lever away from door and push the door out to open.
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To Open a Door from Outside :
To open the door from outside, lift the door handle to unlock the door and firmly pull to swing the door open.
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Locking/Unlocking Doors from inside:
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A UnLock B Lock
Individual doors can be locked/unlocked from inside by using door lock tabs. Lift the tab (B) to lock and press the tab (A) to unlock.
Locking/Unlocking Doors from Outside :
The driver door and the rear tail gate can be locked/unlocked from outside using the key.
A key hole is provided in the driver door and front passenger door, to lock/unlock the doors manually from outside.
Locking/Unlocking the Back Door :
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The tail gate can be locked or unlocked using the conventional key from outside. Turn the key clockwise for locking the tail gate and anti-clockwise for unlocking the tail gate.
6.2 Central Locking System (if equipped)
All doors of the vehicle can be locked and unlocked from the driver door by the central locking system.
6.2.1 Central Locking/Unlocking All Doors from Outside
To lock/unlock all the doors simultaneously from outside using the conventional key, turn the key clockwise/counter clockwise in the driver door.
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6.2.2 Central Locking/Unlocking All Doors from Inside
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A Unlock B Lock
To lock/unlock all the doors simultaneously from inside, press the driver door lock tab inwards (A) to unlock or pull the tab outwards to lock all doors simultaneously.
6.2.3 Child Safety Rear Door Lock
Your vehicle is equipped with left and right side child safety rear door locks. When the lock mechanism is engaged, the rear door(s) cannot be opened from the inside. The door(s) can only be opened from the outside.
To activate/deactivate the Child-Protector Right Rear Door Lock push the lever down/up till you hear a distinct click indicating the activation/deactivation of the child lock.
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Mahindra strongly recommends that the child safety rear door locks be used whenever there are children traveling in the rear seat.
Ensure the child safety lock is de-activated if the rear doors are not operable from inside. However the rear doors can be opened from outside when the child safety locks are activated.
6.3 Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System(If Equipped)
A RKE along with a conventional key is given with your vehicle. The front side of the RKE has three control buttons.
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A Key Open D Search
B Lock E Key Tag
C Unlock    
To open the key from the RKE unit, press the key open button (A) on the RKE. You can insert the key into the ignition with either side up.
Changes or modifications made to this system by anyone other than an authorized service facility could void authorization to use this equipment.
While programming a new key set, you will have to submit all the keys available with you, at an Authorized Mahindra Dealer. Please note that there is a limitation (max 2 keys at a time) to the number of keys that can be ordered.
If you make your own duplicate key, you will not be able to deactivate the anti-theft devices or start the engine.
If the key is stolen or lost, communicate to Authorized Mahindra Dealer for de-activating the function of the lost or stolen key.
6.3.1 To Lock and Arm the Vehicle with RKE
Press the lock button on the RKE for locking and arming the vehicle. When the vehicle is locked and armed using the RKE, the hazard lamps will flash once:
•  If any of the doors, except the drivers door, are open while locking the vehicle with RKE, the vehicle locks all doors (door locks) irrespective of the open door/doors. When the open door(s) is/are closed later, the vehicle is locked and armed
•  If the driver door is open while locking the vehicle with RKE, the vehicle is not locked or armed. Close the driver door and lock the vehicle again with RKE to arm the Anti-theft system
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6.3.2 Unlock and Disarm the Vehicle with RKE
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Press the unlock button on the RKE to unlock and disarm the vehicle. When the vehicle is unlocked and disarmed using RKE, hazard lamps flash twice.
If there was an unauthorized attempt on the vehicle by someone from the time you had locked and armed the vehicle to the time you press the unlock button of RKE, the hazard lamps flash.
Using the ignition key to open the door, when the vehicle was locked and armed with RKE will be treated by the system as unauthorized.
When vehicle is armed by RKE, opening the door from inside by operating the doors inner handle will activate the vehicle security alarm. If this occurs, press the “UNLOCK” button on the RKE to disarm the security alarm.
6.3.3 Search Function
Press the Search button on the RKE to locate the vehicle in a parking lot.
When the Search function is ON, the hazard lamps flash THREE times. You can turn it OFF by pressing the Search button for the second time.
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The alarm is muted when search button is pressed, if the RKE is in mute mode/function.
6.3.4 RKE Operating Range
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Using RKE, you can lock/arm or unlock/disarm the vehicle from distances approx. 30ft.(9m).
If there is reduction in RKE range, please follow the stpng below:
•  Check the distance: The RKE may be too far from the vehicle. Stand closer to the vehicle during rain or bad weather
•  Check the location: Other vehicles or objects may be blocking the signals. Take a few stpng to the left or right, hold the RKE higher, and try again. Moreover, closeness to a radio transmitter such as radio station tower, airport transmitter, mobile or CB radios may lead to reduction in range of RKE
•  Check the RKE battery: See battery replacement procedure, given later in this section
•  If the RKE is still not working correctly, contact an Authorized Mahindra Dealer
6.3.5 RKE Battery Replacement
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If the RKE operation is inconsistent when any of the buttons are pressed it indicates that the RKE battery is weak.
The rear side of the RKE is screw fitted. Using a small screw driver, unscrew and separate the two halves of the casing.
While prying the RKE case, take care not to damage the battery.
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Pull/pry out both the batteries. Insert two new batteries of 3V type (CR 2025 3V). While fitting the new battery, ensure the positive side of the batteries face up. Align the slot on both the halves of the RKE and press to fit. Check operation of the RKE.
Do not touch the battery terminals that are on the back housing or the printed circuit board.
Do not mix old and new batteries while replacing. Both batteries are to be replaced together.
.Perchlorate material needs special handling and disposal. Refer to local regulations.
6.3.6 If RKE is Lost
If you have lost the programmed RKE, contact an Authorized Mahindra Dealer for procuring a new RKE.
While programming a new key set, you will have to submit all the keys available with you, to an Authorized Mahindra Dealer.
Only RKE transmitters programmed to your vehicle electronics can be used for remote locking and unlocking of your vehicle.
6.4 Engine Immobilizer System
The Engine Immobilizer System is a security system that prevents the vehicle being operated by an unauthorized person. The Engine immobilizer prevents the engine from being started unless it recognizes signals from the correct coded key.
The system is automatically activated when the key is removed from the ignition.
In order to safeguard the theft protection system of the vehicle, Mahindra will not supply EMS ECU (Engine Management System - Electronic Control Unit), vehicle keys and the ICU as a set for any vehicle.
6.4.1 Features of the Immobilizer System
•  Prevents the vehicle being started by anyone not in possession of the correct vehicle key
•  The vehicle is automatically protected after the key is removed from the ignition. At every ignition ON, if the vehicle does not recognize the correct key code, the engine check lamp will illuminate/blink and the engine cannot be started
•  The vehicle will not be protected until the key has been taken out of the ignition
If the engine check lamp flashes or remains continuously illuminated after the ignition being switched ON, there is a system malfunction. Contact an Authorized Mahindra Dealer immediately.
Inserting the correct coded key in the ignition and switching the ignition ON, automatically deactivates the system. This enables the engine to start.
In the event of the vehicle not starting with the correct key, switch off the ignition and remove for a minimum of 1 minute before attempting to start the vehicle again.
Do not modify, remove or disassemble the engine immobilizer system. Any unauthorized changes or modifications can affect proper operation of the system and will void your warranty.
Do not attempt to install after market ‘push-button’ start systems. These systems may compromise your vehicle’s security system.
7 FEATURES AND CONTROL
7.1 Manual Windows (if equipped)
Manual winding windows can be operated by rotating the glass winder.
Driver Door — Rotate clockwise to close/raise and anti-clockwise to open/ lower the window glasses.
Co-Driver Door — Rotate anti-clockwise (B) to close/raise and clockwise (A) to open/ lower the window glasses.
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7.2 Power Windows (if equipped)
Power windows can be operated only when the ignition is “ACC” or “ON” positions. Driver or front passenger can operate the power windows of all doors using the main power window switch located in the floor console next to the Parking brake. To lower/raise the windows push/pull the power window switches.
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Do not operate the power windows frequently when the engine is OFF. This will drain the vehicle battery.
If you operate the switch often during a short period of time, the system might become inoperable for a certain duration to prevent damage due to overheating. The system will return to normal functioning shortly. It is recommended to operate one window switch at a time.
While operating the power windows, check for obstructions like head, hand, etc. which may lead to personal injuries.
7.2.1 Power Window Lock Switch(if equipped)
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The main power window quadruple switch in the driver door trim has a window lock switch to enable or disable operation of rear passenger power window switches.
To disable the power windows, press the window lock switch. To revert to normal operation, press the window lock switch a second time.
7.3 Manual Outside Rear View Mirror (ORVM)
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Integrated exterior rear view mirrors on both the sides facilitate maximum rear view information to the driver.
Both the ORVM’s are hinged and may be moved either forward to unfold or rearward to fold.
Do not overestimate the distance of the objects that you see in the mirrors. Objects seen in convex mirrors are much closer than they appear.
7.3.1 Interior Mirror
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The interior mirror has day and night (anti-glare) positions. The night position reduces glare from head lamps of vehicles behind you. Flip the tab on the bottom edge of the mirror to select the day or night position.
7.4 Exterior Lamps
7.4.1 Lighting Control Stalk
The lighting control stalk is located on the right hand side of the steering wheel and is a part of the combination switch. It controls operations of parking lamps, head lamps, head lamp beam selection, high beam flashing and turn signals when the ignition switch is ON.
7.4.2 Turn Signals
Taking a Right Turn
•  Push the lighting control stalk clockwise (to stop position B) to indicate a right turn. The instrument cluster arrow lamp pointing towards the right flashes along with the right side turn signal lamps with chime indicating your intention of turning towards right
•  After you have completed your right turn, the stalk will automatically return to the neutral position. Both the right turn lamp and the right turn signal lamp switch OFF
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A Turn Signal - Left B Turn Signal — Right
Taking a Left Turn
Push the lighting control stalk anti-clockwise (to stop position A) to indicate a left turn. The instrument cluster arrow lamp pointing towards the left flashes along with the left side turn signal lamps with chime indicating your intention of turning towards left
After you have completed your left turn, the stalk will automatically return to the neutral position. Both the left arrow lamp and the left turn signal lamp switch OFF
Lane Changing
You can signal a lane change by moving the lighting control stalk clockwise or anti-clockwise to the limit point of free movement of the lever and releasing it once you change the lane.
If the turn signal lamps on the instrument panel flash faster than normal, there may be a possibility that one or more of the turn signal lamp bulbs have blown. Replace the blown bulb immediately.
7.4.3 Lamps OFF
Rotate the outer rotary switch on the lighting control stalk aligning the “dot” on the switch to “OFF” on the stalk to switch OFF all lamps.
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7.4.4 Parking Lamps ON
Rotate the outer rotary switch on the lighting control stalk aligning the “dot” on the switch to the “1st detente” position on the stalk to switch ON the parking lamps.
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The tail lamp, license plate lamp, side marker lamps, instrument panel illumination lamps and all interior switches are also activated when the Parking lamp is switched ON.
7.4.5 Head Lamp ON
Rotate the outer rotary switch on the lighting control stalk aligning the “dot” on the switch to the “2nd detente” position on the stalk to switch ON the head lamps.
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Your vehicle head lamps are vented and moisture may be collected on the inside of the head lamp lens under certain climatic and geographical conditions. This moisture will evaporate once the head lamps have been switched ON for a few minutes.
7.4.6 Head Lamp High Beam
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A Low Beam B High Beam
With the head lamp low beam ON, push the lighting control stalk down (away) from steering wheel to switch ON the head lamp high beam. The head lamp high beam telltale lamp in the instrument cluster illuminates indicating high beam option selected.
7.4.7 Head Lamp Low Beam
With the head lamp high beam ON, pull the lighting control stalk up towards the steering wheel to switch ON the head lamp low beam.
7.4.8 Head Lamp Flash
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Pull the lighting control stalk (from the head lamp low beam position) towards the steering wheel to instantaneously flash the head lamp high beam. The head lamp flash works even when the head lamp is OFF.
7.4.9 Head Lamp Leveling System
When the vehicle is either fully or partially loaded, it may have an upward inclination disturbing the head lamp aiming. A correct head lamp setting provides good visibility to the driver with minimum inconvenience to other road users.
To properly aim the head lamp beam, use the head lamp leveling switch. This switch is located on the right side of the steering column shroud in the instrument panel. This switch has three positions marked as 0, 1,2 & 3.
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Switch Position Vehicle Loading Condition
0 Driver only or Driver with Front Passenger
1 Driver + Front passenger + Rear seat occupied
2 All Seats occupied
3 All seats occupied with luggage OR Driver with luggage at extreme rear side.
Select the suitable switch position depending on the pay load as advised in the table.
The head lamp leveling should be done when the head lamp low beam is ON.
7.4.10 Hazard Warning Lamp
The hazard warning lamp switch is located on the instrument panel below the DDAS bezel between the central AC louvers.
To turn the hazard warning lamp ON, push the switch in. All the turn signal lamps flash. The instrument cluster turn indicator lamps also flash indicating the same. To turn OFF, push the switch again.
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Use the hazard warning lamp when your vehicle is stationary or to warn other road users to be cautious while passing your vehicle.
The turn lamps do not work when the hazard warning lamps are operational.
In bonnet open condition; the hazard warning flashes regardless of turn indicator position provided parking lamps are ON, vehicle is stopped and bonnet is open. This activates irrespective of IGN switch position. Pressing the hazard switch twice de-activates this feature. Mahindra authorized dealer can deactivate this feature permanently if not required.
7.5 Interior Lamps
Interior lamps comprise of roof lamps, map reading lamps and ignition key ring illumination. These lamps can be used for an illuminated entry. In auto mode, the roof lamps (courtesy lamps) and ignition key ring illuminate when any of the doors are opened. Once all doors are closed, the interior lamps switch OFF.
7.5.1 Front Courtesy Lamp
The front courtesy lamp is located in the roof console. The courtesy lamp can be switched on using the slider switch on the lamp.
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7.5.2 Courtesy Lamp — Auto Mode Operation
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A. The courtesy lamp remains permanently OFF in this position
B. The courtesy lamp remains in AUTO mode (if equipped) in this position. The lamp remains ON as long as any one of the doors are open and switches OFF when all doors are closed properly
C. The courtesy lamp remains permanently ON in this position
7.6 Power Outlet (if equipped)
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A power outlet is provided below the AC controls on the instrument panel for electric-powered accessories.
The power outlet is rated 12V/10A when the engine is ON.
To avoid serious injury:
•  Do not use a three-prong adapter
•  Close the power outlet cap when not in use
•  Do not allow children to use or play with the power outlet
•  When using electrical appliances, strictly follow the manufacturers instruction manual
Do not modify, disassemble or repair the power outlet in any way. Doing so may result in unexpected malfunction or fire, which could cause serious damage to equipment and/or personal injuries. Contact an Authorized Mahindra Dealer for any necessary repairs.
To prevent injuries and accidents, secure all electrical appliances before use. Do not use any appliance that may:
•  Distract the driver while driving, or hamper safe driving
•  Result in a fire or burn injuries due to the appliance rolling, falling or overheating
•  Result in a fire or burn injuries due to the appliance rolling, falling or overheating while driving
•  Emit steam, while the windows of the passenger compartment are closed
•  Never use the power outlet for electric heaters while sleeping
•  Never insert foreign objects into the power outlet
•  Never use malfunctioning electrical appliances
•  Never insert inappropriate or badly fitting plugs into the power outlet
Accessories that draw higher power (i.e., coolers, vacuum cleaners, etc.) will drain the battery quickly and may damage the power outlet.
•  Use the power outlets only when the engine is running. Remove the plug from the power outlet after using the electric device. Using the power outlets when the engine is OFF or leaving the electric device plugged in for many hours may cause the battery to drain
•  Do not use the power outlet to connect electric accessories or equipment that are not designed to operate on 12V
•  Some electronic devices can cause electronic interference when plugged into the power outlet. These devices may cause excessive audio noise and may interfere with other electronic systems or devices in your
7.7 Utility Holders
7.7.1 Antenna (if equipped)
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Extend the antenna out to improve the reception of the tuner. This manually adjustable antenna must be extended and lowered by hand.
To prevent damaging the antenna, lower it before entering or passing beneath a low overhead clearance.
7.7.2 Cup Holders(if equipped)
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There are two cup holders for the driver and the front passenger in the floor console next to the parking brake.
Only sealed or cups with lid to be used in the cup holders. Use caution when using the cup holders. A spilled beverage that is very hot can injure the driver or passengers. Spilled liquids can also damage interior trim and electrical components..
7.7.3 Seat Back Pocket (if equipped)
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The seat back pockets are located on the back of the front seats for holding light weight papers/books.
To avoid injury, do not place large or hard objects in the seat back pockets. Do not put more than 1 Kg weight in seat back pockets.
7.7.4 Map Pocket and Bottle Holder (if equipped)
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Map pocket and bottle holders are located on both the front door lower trims. You can use them to store maps, books, magazines, small bottles, etc.
7.7.5 Glove Box
To open the glove box, lift the glove box lever up and lower the lid.
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To avoid the possibility of injury in case of an accident or a sudden stop, the glove box lid should be kept closed when the vehicle is in motion.
7.7.6 Grip/Grab Handle
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Grip handles are provided above the front (passenger only) and rear doors. A grab handle is also provided above the glove box for the front passenger.
7.7.7 Sun Visor
The sun visors can be used for either frontal or sideward shade, to reduce glare or to shut out direct rays of the sun. A vanity mirror is also provided on the back of front passenger sun visor. The sun visor can be swivelled to the side as shown in figure.
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7.7.8 Floor Mat (if equipped)
Floor mats are provided in the front and rear foot wells to avoid stains on the floor carpet.
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Always keep the floor mats in their correct position to avoid interference with the movement of the accelerator or brake pedals during driving, which may lead to accidents.
Addition of multiple floor mats other than the one provided originally with the vehicle may limit the travel of clutch pedal.
7.8 Horn
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Press the pad on the steering wheel to blow/sound the horn. The horn functions even when the ignition has been switched OFF.
7.9 Windshield Wipers
7.9.1 Wiper Control Stalk
The wipe/wash function can be activated only when the ignition is in “ACC” or “ON” position.
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A Flick Wipe (MIST)
B Off
C Intermittent (INT)
D Low Speed (LO)
E High Speed (HI)
7.9.2 Wiper Off
The wipe function is OFF when the wipe control stalk is in neutral position (B).
7.9.3 Flick-Wipe (Mist)
Push the wipe control stalk to position A for a flick-wipe, hold to operate the wipe continuously (simultaneously lift the wiper stalk towards the steering wheel to operate the wash). The stalk automatically comes back to position B when released.
7.9.4 Intermittent (INT) Mode
Intermittent (INT) wiping is selected when the wipe control stalk is pushed down to position C. In the INT mode, the wiper operates on preset intervals.
7.9.5 Low Speed Wiping
Push the wipe control stalk down to the position D to operate the wiper at a fixed low speed.
7.9.6 High Speed Wiping
Push the wiper control stalk down to position E to operate the wiper at a fixed high speed.
7.9.7 Rear Wiper (if equipped)
Rotate the outer rotary switch on the wiper control stalk to align the “dot” on the switch to the “1st detente” position on the wiper stalk to operate the rear wiper.
With the front wipers ON and rear wipers OFF, engaging the reverse gear activates the rear wiper.
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7.9.8 Wipe/Wash
Pull/Lift the wiper control stalk towards the steering wheel from any position to activate wipe/wash function and hold the stalk in position for continuous spray of washer fluid. Washer fluid from front washer reservoir is pumped and sprayed onto the windshield. The wiper operates simultaneously as long as the wash function is active.
To operate the rear wash (if equipped), the rear wiper needs to be switched ON; pull/lift the wiper control stalk towards the steering wheel. Hold the stalk for continuous spray of washer fluid from the rear washer reservoir.
If you switch off the ignition before switching off the wiper, the blades stop at random on the windscreen. When the ignition is switched on again, the wiper blades return to the resting position provided the wipe/wash stalk is in OFF position.
Using a windshield washer in freezing temperatures could be dangerous. The washer fluid could freeze on the windshield, and block your vision resulting in an accident. If you operate your vehicle in temperatures below 4°C, use washer fluid with antifreeze protection.
•  Do not operate the wipers when the windshield is dry. It may lead to scratches on the glass
•  It is recommended not to use the wiper when the windshield glass is covered with debris, snow or leaves. Clean the glass before using the wiper to avoid damage to the wiper blades and glass
•  Do not operate the windshield washer for more than 10 seconds or when the reservoir is empty
7.10 Instrument Cluster
The digital instrument cluster comprises of the tachometer, speedometer, tripmeter (A & B), reset buttons, odometer, fuel gauge, coolant temperature gauge, warning lamps and telltale indicators.
7.10.1 Tachometer
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The digital tachometer indicates the engine speed in thousands of RPM (revolutions per minute). Each division is 250 RPM. When the LED indicator is above 3000 RPM (closely spaced divisions) of the gauge, it indicates that the engine RPM is very high and is in the danger zone. This leads to excessive engine wear and poor fuel economy. Maintain steady engine speed below 3000 RPM and do not accelerate or decelerate abruptly.
Do not over-accelerate the engine during idling, this can cause severe engine damage and would be treated as abuse of the engine which is not covered by warranty.
7.10.2 Speedometer
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The digital speedometer indicates the current vehicle speed in kilometers per hour.
The vehicle speed is affected by size of the tires used. If the size of the tires are changed from those fitted at the factory, the speedometer might not display the correct road surface speed and distance travelled.
7.10.3 Odometer
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The odometer reading is displayed only when the ignition is ON. It records and displays the total distance traveled in kms.
7.10.4 Trip meter and Reset Button
The tripmeter reading is displayed only when ignition is ON. It displays the elapsed distance travelled since the last trip reset. There are two tripmeter’s (A/B) which can be reset as necessary.
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A Reset Button B Tripmeter
•  To select trip A, press and release reset button A for a second
•  To shift from trip A to trip B, press and release the reset button A again for a second
•  To shift from trip B to odometer, press and release the reset button A again for a second
•  While on trip A or B, press and hold the reset button A for more than 1 second, and release to reset the respective trip reading to zero
7.10.5 Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
The digital engine coolant temperature display (A) illuminates when the ignition is switched on. The temperature bar/gauge indicates the instantaneous engine coolant temperature. The coolant temperature varies with changes in weather, load on engine and driving pattern. Temperature bar rising from 'C' towards 'H' indicates that the engine coolant is heating up.
Under normal operating conditions, the LED illumination in the gauge may be anywhere across the band below 3000 RPM.
When coolant temperature reaches 108ºC, LED No. 7 from C starts flashing along with the high engine coolant temperature warning lamp (B)
When coolant temperature reaches 120ºC, LED No. 7 & 8 from C starts flashing along with the high engine coolant temperature warning lamp (B)
In such situations switch off the AC and observe for any improvements in temperature display. If not, contact your nearest Authorized Mahindra Dealer.
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Do not continue driving the vehicle with a overheated engine. This will lead to damage of engine components and engine seizure.
7.10.6 Fuel Level Gauge
The fuel level display (A) illuminates when the ignition is switched ON. The fuel display bar gives the status of the fuel level in the fuel tank. F indicates the tank is full (8 bars/LED’s), E indicates the tank in empty. When the fuel level reaches the reserve/low fuel, the ‘E’ along with the low fuel warning lamp (B) starts flashing. The amount of fuel required to fill the tank up may be less than the specified tank capacity, as a small amount of reserve fuel always remains in the tank.
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On inclines or curves, due to the movement of fuel in the tank, the fuel level may fluctuate or the low fuel level warning lamp may illuminate earlier than usual. Always check the fuel level when the vehicle is on level road.
If the low fuel warning lamp continues to flash even after filling sufficient fuel, contact your Authorized Mahindra Dealer as soon as possible.
Refuel your vehicle only after switching OFF the ignition.
7.11 Warning Lamps in the Instrument Cluster
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A Parking Lamp J Right Turn Indicator
B Battery Charging System Warning Lamp K Low Fuel Warning Lamp
C Fog Lamp L Left Turn Indicator
D Immobilizer Lamp M Micro Hybrid-Stop/Start Lamp
E Low Engine Oil Pressure Warning Lamp N Seat Belt Warning Lamp
F Check Engine Lamp O Water in Fuel Filter Warning Lamp
G Parking Brake ON/Brake Fluid Low Warning Lamp/EBD malfunction P Glow Plug Lamp
H High Coolant Temperature Warning Lamp Q OBD Check Lamp (MIL)
I Head Lamp High Beam Indicator    
7.11.1 OBD Check Lamp (MIL)
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The OBD check lamp illuminates when the ignition is switched ON and remains ON till the engine is started indicating normal status. If the lamp remains ON, it indicates a potential engine malfunction.
There may be a malfunction in:
•  The fuel management system
•  The emission control system
•  Systems which affect emissions
Such malfunctions may result in excessive emissions. Contact an Authorized Mahindra Dealer immediately.
7.11.2 Check Engine Lamp (if equipped)
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The check engine lamp illuminates when the ignition is switched ON and goes out in 2 seconds indicating normal status. The lamp blinks or illuminates continuously if there is a fault in the engine management system. Contact the nearest Mahindra dealer for necessary repairs.
7.11.3 Immobilizer Lamp (if equipped)
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The immobilizer lamp illuminates when the ignition is switched ON and goes out in about 2 seconds indicating normal status. Constant blinking or remaining ON during ignition ON condition, indicates malfunction in the engine immobilizer system. Contact an Authorized Mahindra Dealer immediately.
The immobilizer lamp flashes intermittently once the ignition is switched OFF and the vehicle security system is armed.
7.11.4 Parking Brake/Low Brake Fluid/EBD Warning Lamp
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The lamp illuminates when the parking brake is engaged or when the brake fluid level in the reservoir is low or when EBD failure is detected. If the lamp illuminates while driving, do the following:
•  Check if the parking brake is engaged. If yes, disengage it
•  Check if the brake fluid level is low. If yes, top-up brake fluid (DOT 3) to the required level
If the brake lamp still continues to illuminate, immediately get the vehicle checked at an Authorized Mahindra Dealer.
Clean the top of the brake fluid reservoir before removing the cap. Make sure no dirt, impurities or other items fall into the reservoir. Do not leave the cap off for more than a few minutes. Any contaminants, impurities or moisture in the brake fluid can affect brake operation, resulting in an accident.
If the brake warning lamp comes ON while driving, the brake system or the EBD system (if equipped) might not be working properly. The pedal might be harder to operate or might go closer to the floor and it can take longer to stop. Pull off the road carefully and stop the vehicle. Contact the nearest Authorized Mahindra Dealer for checks or repairs.
Driving the vehicle with the brake warning lamp ON or when you suspect brake trouble is very dangerous and could result in serious injuries. Contact an Authorized Mahindra Dealer for checks or repairs.
When there is a EBD failure, the parking brake lamp illuminates along with the ABS warning lamp.
7.11.5 Turn Lamps
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The turn lamp arrows in the instrument cluster flash showing the direction indicated by the turn signals. A sudden increase in the rate of flashing indicates failure of one or more of the lamp bulbs. Have them replaced as soon as possible.
7.11.6 Head Lamp High Beam Lamp
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The head lamp high beam telltale illuminates whenever the head lamps are switched ON to high beam or when the head lamp flash is used.
7.11.7 Parking Lamp
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The parking lamp telltale illuminates whenever the parking lamps are switched ON. The rear tail lamps and the license plate lamps also illuminate in this mode.
7.11.8 Battery Charging System Warning Lamp
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The battery charging system warning lamp illuminates when the battery is not being charged or when there is a malfunction in the alternator.
This lamp illuminates when the ignition is switched ON and goes out as soon as the engine is started. If the lamp continues to remain ON even after starting the engine, it is an indication that the battery is not being charged or there is a malfunction in the alternator. Check the alternator drive belt for looseness/breakage. If the drive belt is okay, switch OFF all unnecessary electrical equipment and recheck. Contact an Authorized Mahindra Dealer for further assistance.
7.11.9 Low Engine Oil Pressure Warning Lamp
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The low engine oil pressure warning lamp illuminates when the ignition switch is turned ON goes out as soon as the engine is started. If the lamp remains ON even after starting the engine, or illuminates while driving, stop immediately, check the oil level after 2-3 minutes. If low, add engine oil to the “MAX” level and check status. If problem persists, contact an Authorized Mahindra Dealer immediately.
Operating the vehicle with the low oil pressure warning lamp ON could cause sudden unexpected engine failure and loss of vehicle control, resulting in an accident, personal injury.
Do not run the engine with low oil pressure warning indicator ON. This may result in engine damage, which will not be covered by the limited warranty.
7.11.10 High Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Lamp
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The high engine coolant temperature warning lamp flashes when the coolant temperature is above 108ºC.
Do not continue driving the vehicle with an overheated engine. This may result in engine damage, which will not be covered by the warranty.
7.11.11 Water-in-Fuel Warning Lamp
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The water-in-fuel warning lamp illuminates when the accumulation of water in the fuel filter reaches the maximum permissible limit. The fuel filter needs to be drained. Contact an authorised Mahindra dealer.
Do not continue driving the vehicle with the water-in-fuel warning lamp ON. This may result in fuel pump/other fuel system component damage, which will not be covered by the limited warranty.
7.11.12 Micro Hybrid -Start@Stop Lamp (if equipped)
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TheStart@Stop lamp flashes when the vehicle/engine is about to stop through the Micro Hybrid System. The lamp illuminates continuously when the vehicle/engine has been switched OFF by the Micro Hybrid System. On restarting the vehicle/engine again by using the clutch/key, the lamp goes out.
7.11.13 Low Fuel Warning Lamp
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The low fuel warning lamp illuminates when the ignition is switched ON and remains ON after the engine has started also. When the fuel level in the fuel tank falls below the reserve limit, the low fuel warning lamp starts flashing.
Refuel sufficiently and the lamp stops flashing. If the flashing continues even after refueling, contact an Authorized Mahindra Dealer.
7.11.14 Seat Belt Warning Lamp (if equipped)
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The seat belt warning lamp illuminates reminding the driver to fasten the seat belts when the ignition is ON. The lamp will continue to illuminate till the driver fastens the seat belt properly.
7.11.15 Glow Plug Indicator
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Glow plug indicator illuminates when the ignition is turned ON. It automatically goes OFF when the glow plug reaches the required temperature. Contact an Authorized Mahindra Dealer if the glow plug lamp does not illuminate with ignition ON or illuminates while driving.
7.12 Driver Information System (DIS) (if equipped)
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The Driver Information System (DIS) is above the central AC vents. The DIS screen displays six categories of information when the ignition is switched ON apart from the Mode and Set buttons.
•  Date and Time
•  Door Ajar
•  Current Gear Position
•  Driving Time (DT)
•  Average Fuel Efficiency (AFE)
•  Distance To Empty (DTE)
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A Day F DTE/DT/AFE
B Time G Gear Indicator
C Date H Set Button
D Door Ajar Lamp I Mode Button
E DIS Error Symbol    
When the ignition is Switched ON, DIS initializes to the screen in which DIS was before ignition OFF (during the last ignition cycle). Press the mode button (I) for 1 sec and release to scroll/cycle through the below information in the DIS:
•  Distance to Empty (DTE)
•  Average Fuel Economy (AFE)
•  Driving Time (DT)
Date, Day and Time
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Introduction
The date, day and time will be shown on this area of the DIS. The time is in 12 hr format only showing hours and minutes and the range is 01:00 to 12:59 along with am/pm.
The Date and Time will retain the values on every ignition cycle except when battery has been disconnected and reconnected
The day will be selected automatically based on the set date.
Procedure for Setting the Date and Time
The date and time can be set in ignition ON condition using the below procedure;
•  During Ignition ON condition, Press "MODE" (I) and "SET" (H) button together for more than 2 sec, on release the DIS will enter into clock and date setting mode
•  Hours will start blinking
•  Press "SET" (H) continuously or step by step to increment the Hours and other parameters
•  If the "SET" (H) switch is held for longer than 1 second, the digits increment at faster rate until released
•  AM/PM will toggle automatically while changing Hour
•  Press "MODE" (I), to confirm the Hours and move to next setting parameter, the parameters will cycle in the following order for setting on pressing of "MODE" (I) button-
Exiting Setting Mode
•  If no knob is pressed for 10 seconds, the clock setting mode will be exited
•  Press the “MODE” button for more than 2 sec to exit from the clock/date setting mode
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Door Ajar
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The Door Ajar information is available for three doors,
•  Bonnet (A)
•  Co-Driver Door (B)
•  Driver Door (C)
The car symbol will appear only when any of the doors (mentioned above) are open and that respective door(s) will be shown as open in the DIS.
Contact an Authorized Mahindra Dealer if the door ajar is not indicating or not turning ON.
Driving Time (DT)
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Introduction
•  This feature enables user to know the actual time taken to cover a trip excluding non-driving times (engine off time).
•  When Engine is ON, DIS will calculate the driving time.
•  The time will be calculated across the ignition cycles from the time the reset was done or Battery disconnected and reconnected
Re-setting DT
While on the DT screen, press "MODE" button for more than 2 second and release to reset DT.
Contact an authorized Mahindra dealer if Trip duration is not updating.
Average Fuel Economy (AFE)
Introduction
The Average Fuel economy or efficiency or mileage is the last 30 km average mileage that the vehicle is driven.
This AFE displayed is an approximate value calculated for the last 30kms. It may not match other methods of determining the fuel mileage
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Resetting AFE
•  While on the AFE screen, press "MODE" (I) button for more than 2 second and release to reset AFE
•  AFE will show "---" for the first 1km after AFE is Reset or Battery disconnect and reconnect
•  After 1km, the real time AFE calculation will be displayed on the screen
The AFE reset can be done only when vehicle is in stationary condition Contact an Authorized Mahindra Dealer if the AFE function is not updating.
Distance To Empty (DTE)
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Introduction
The distance to empty in kilometers is the information for the driver to be aware of the distance the vehicle can be driven with the available fuel and the fuel economy that the vehicle displays at that instance.
The DTE update will be faster if the refueling quantity is greater than 6 liters else will be slow and happen while driving.
DTE will show "---" for the first 1km after the Battery is disconnected and reconnected. After 1km, the real time DTE calculation will be displayed on the screen.
The AFE reset can be done only when vehicle is in stationary condition Contact an Authorized Mahindra Dealer if the AFE function is not updating.
•  DTE feature should never be used to calculate the fuel remaining/refilled in the vehicle.
•  For maintaining good health of the Engine, the vehicle should never be driven after the DTE shows "---".
•  During air lock, there are chances that the DTE will be showing some value but the engine will stop and will not be able to crank.
•  In case if the refuel quantity is less than 6 liters, the DTE update may delay, but still if user wants to update the DTE, than the following procedure should be followed-
•  While on the DTE screen, press "MODE" button for more than 2 second and release to reset AFE.
•  This manual update of the DTE can be done only when the vehicle is in stationary condition. Contact an Authorized Mahindra Dealer if the DTE function is not updating.
Current Gear Position
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Introduction
It shows the current gear engaged information to the user on the DIS screen
The gear position will be shown only in the engine ON condition, and will be shown only and only when clutch is completely released
If the gear is in neutral and the vehicle is moving, the gear position will be shown wrongly on the screen, not neutral
There is chance that if the clutch is pressed for a longer time while driving, than wrong gear would be displayed on the DIS screen.
DIS Warning Symbol
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Introduction
DIS Warning symbol will appear only when there is an error in the DIS or any feature is not working.
If the warning symbol appears, or appears and disappears, please contact an authorized Mahindra dealer.
7.13 Micro Hybrid System - Start @ Stop (if equipped)
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7.13.1 How Does the Micro Hybrid System Work?
Let’s take a simple example of driving in traffic conditions within your city. Assume that your Bolero has stopped at a traffic junction due to a red signal. The following stpng illustrate how the system functions
•  The vehicle has come to a halt at a traffic signal, is in the neutral gear and the clutch pedal is released
•  The “Stop/Start” lamp in the cluster will blink indicating that the engine is going to stop shortly. The engine will shut down automatically after a specific time period
•  The “Stop/Start” lamp will illuminate in the instrument cluster indicating the engine was stopped by the Micro Hybrid System
•  Once the signal turns green, press the clutch pedal and the engine starts immediately
•  The indicator in the cluster goes OFF indicating that the engine has started again and you are ready to drive on
For auto stop to happen the following conditions are to be met
•  ESS system is in active condition by default and can be turned off using the selection switch.
•  Bonnet is fully closed
•  In the current ignition cycle, the vehicle has crossed 2kmph at least once
•  Current status of the engine is idling
•  Vehicle speed is zero
•  Accelerator pedal and clutch pedal are fully released
•  Vehicle battery should be in healthy condition.
•  Engine is warm (Engine coolant temperature is between 25°C and 100°C). This is an extra precaution to ensure safe working of the engine
•  Fuel temperature is less than 60°C
•  Gear in neutral
For auto start to happen the following conditions are to be met
•  Vehicle should have been stopped by the Micro Hybrid System
•  Gear lever is in the neutral position
•  Vehicle speed is zero
•  Micro Hybrid System is in active state
•  Bonnet should be closed
•  Clutch pedal is fully de-pressed
7.13.2 Overview of the Micro Hybrid System
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7.13.3 Micro Hybrid - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1. What is the advantage of the system? The Micro Hybrid System aids in attaining better fuel efficiency on your Bolero and thus reducing your running costs. However, the mileage improvement will depend upon various parameters such as prevailing traffic, driving patterns, etc
2. What are the other advantages of the system?
•  Since the engine is switched off during traffic signals/ jams, considerable amount of CO2 release to the atmosphere is avoided. This reduces global warming and thus provides us with a cleaner atmosphere to live
•  Ability to start the engine by pressing the clutch pedal
•  Reduces noise pollution at traffic signals
3. Is it possible to start the engine through the clutch pedal for the first time? No, the engine can be cranked only with the ignition key for the first time. If the engine is stopped automatically by the system, only then it is possible to start the engine through clutch pedal.
4. Whether the system will get activated as soon as the engine is started the first time with the ignition key? The system will get activated only after the completion of engine temperature dependent warm up period which may extend up to 15 minutes. This is to ensure better performance of the engine in terms of fuel economy and durability.
5. Are there any safety precautions to be followed? Yes, when the engine is turned OFF at traffic signals/jams with heavy electrical loads like head lamp or AC switched ‘ON’. If the duration of such stops are long, it is recommended to keep the engine ‘ON’ and the Micro Hybrid System in ‘OFF’ position.
6. What is to be done, if I don’t want the system to stop my engine at traffic signals/Jams? The system can be turned OFF by shifting the mode selection switch to the ‘0’ position.
7. Whether the A/C will function, if the engine is switched off? No, the A/C will not work. However the blower will be in operation when the ignition is ON.
8. What will happen if I keep the clutch continuously pressed at traffic signals/jams? The system will not stop the engine if the clutch is continuously pressed since it indicates the driver’s intention of moving the vehicle immediately.
9. When the battery charge is low, whether the engine will be switched off? If the battery charge drops below a certain threshold level, the system will not stop the engine so as to preserve the battery from further draining.
10. Whether I will be able to operate the engine with the normal ignition key? Yes, normal operation with the ignition key is always possible.
11. Whether the vehicle will start (or) stop in gear? The vehicle will not start or stop automatically in gear to ensure safety. It will do so only in the neutral position of the gear shift lever.
12. Whether the system will stop my engine in moving traffic? No, the engine will be stopped only when the vehicle speed is zero.
13. Whether the audio system will be switched OFF, when the engine shuts down? No, the audio system will not be switched OFF and you can continue to enjoy the music.
14. Whether the engine will re-crank whenever the clutch pedal is pressed? No, when the engine is running, the starter motor will not attempt to re-crank.
15. If any component involved in the system fails, what will happen? The system has a built-in diagnostic module which understands the failure and immediately goes to bypass mode. In the bypass mode the engine can be turned ON and OFF by ignition key as usual.
7.14 Voice Messaging System (VMS) (if equipped)
A state-of-the-art Voice Messaging System (VMS), is provided to monitor and announce various warnings in your Bolero. This is in addition to the warnings on the instrument cluster. In addition to the welcome note, it monitors 8 fault signals from your Bolero.
VMS Terminology
•  One Driving Cycle: A cycle between one start to the next starting of the Engine. i.e. IGN Key: OFF > ON > START > OFF
•  1st Ignition ON: Unit is powered UP for the first time and the ignition is turned ON
•  Enable Message: Press the VMS Reset Switch in the ignition OFF condition and hold it for 3 sec. All disabled messages will be enabled.
•  Disable Message: Press the VMS Reset Switch while a particular message is being announced
•  Message All: The messages will be announced through the front right speaker, by disconnecting the Voice Messaging System front right (driver side) speaker from the audio system, even when the audio system is playing
7.14.1 VMS Messages Priority & Sequence
1. “Welcome to your Bolero. Take on anything with India’s No.1 SUV”. This message will be announced at ignition ON after every 12 hour cycle from ignition OFF.
2. “Careful one of the doors are open. Please check”. This message will be announced twice in a driving cycle. The first announcement will be played in case any of the doors are open/not properly closed and when the vehicle speed is more than 5-10 kmph. Second announcement will be played after the vehicle covers 300 meters of distance and if any of the doors are still open/not properly closed. There will be no repetitions in the same driving cycle even if the fault is not removed.
3. “Attention please. Check the brake fluid level. It’s low.” This message will be announced thrice in a driving cycle. First announcement will be made if the brake fluid level is lower than the required level and ignition is ON (with vehicle not moving). Second announcement (twice) will be made, if the vehicle speed is more than 5-10 kmph. Third announcement (twice) will be made after the vehicle covers 5 kms after the 2nd announcement with the same condition. No repetitions in the same driving cycle, even if the fault is not removed.
Low brake fluid can adversely affect the operation of your braking system. Top up brake fluid reservoir immediately
4. “Do wear your seat belt for a safe drive”. This message will be announced once if a seat belt is not fastened and vehicle speed is more than 5~10 kmph (or) if the seat belt is fastened and removed while the vehicle speed is more than 5~10 kmph
5. “Attention please. The engine temperature is high”. This message will be announced thrice in a driving cycle. The first announcement will be if the engine temperature is high and the vehicle speed is more than 5- 10 kmph. The second announcement (twice) will be after 5 seconds if previous condition continues. And third announcement (twice) will be within 5 seconds of the 2nd condition if the fault still continues. No repetition of the message in the same driving cycle, even if the fault is not removed.
6. “Attention please. Check the oil pressure. It’s low.” This message will be announced twice in a driving cycle. First announcement (twice) will be made, if the engine oil pressure is lower than 0.5 kg/sq.cm while the engine is running. Second announcement (twice) will be made, if the vehicle speed is more than 5-10 kmph. No repetitions in the same driving cycle even if the fault is not removed.
Operating the vehicle with the low oil pressure indicator ON could cause sudden unexpected engine failure and a loss of control of the vehicle, resulting in an accident, personal injury.
7. “Careful your hand brake is engaged.” This message will be announced twice in a driving cycle. First announcement (twice) will be made, if the parking brake is applied and the vehicle speed is more than 5-10 kmph. Second announcement (twice) will be made after the vehicle covers 100 metres of the 1st condition if the fault still exists.
8. “Your Bolero is running on reserve fuel.” This message will be announced four times in a driving cycle if the amount of fuel in the fuel tank is 10 +/- 2 liters. First announcement (twice) will be made after 4 mins. of ignition ON i.e vehicle not moving (if the fuel is in reserve zone.) or if the vehicle covers 5 kms. distance while in motion (if the fuel is in the reserve zone). Second announcement (twice) will be made after the vehicle covers 25 kms distance from the 1st warning. Third announcement will be made after the vehicle covers 50 kms distance from the 1st warning. In this condition the message will be announced four times. Fourth announcement (twice) will be made after the vehicle covers 75 kms distance from the 1st warning message. (if the fuel tank dose not get empty and fuel is in the reserve zone). The above process is for plain road operation. However if the vehicle is operating in gradients, ghats or bad roads with potholes etc., there would be low fuel warnings in between, and the reminders at 25 km / 50 km etc., would get disturbed. This is due to severe splashing of the fuel or fuel getting shifted to one side of the fuel tank. It is suggested that customers should always fill up fuel at early stages of warnings. The quantity of fuel should be minimum 10 liters.
Driving the vehicle till the fuel tank is empty is not recommended, air may be sucked into the fuel system, which may require to be bled properly for engine to start. Refer to ‘After you run out of fuel’ section under ‘Fuel’ chapter for further details.
9. “Attention please; drain out water from the fuel filter” This message will be announced twice in a driving cycle. First announcement will come if the ignition is ON and the fault occurs. The second announcement will come 60 seconds of the 1st condition and if the fault still exists.
Contact an authorised Mahindra dealer for draining and cleaning of the fuel filter.
VMS Reset
The reset switch is located behind the driver panel (below the steering column), as shown below in the figure.
VMS Temporary Disable
The following messages can be temporarily disabled by pressing the reset switch while that particular message is being announced i.e., cancelling in the same driving cycle.
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Brake Fluid
“Attention please. Check the brake fluid level. It’s low.”
Engine Temperature
“Attention please. The engine temperature is high”
Hand Brake
“Careful your hand brake is engaged.”
Oil pressure
“Attention please. Check the oil pressure. It’s low.”
Reserve Fuel
“Your Bolero is running on reserve fuel.”
Water in Fuel
“Attention please; drain out water from the fuel filter”
VMS Enabling
Pressing the reset switch while the ignition is OFF and holding it till “Welcome To Bolero” is announced enables all the disabled messages.
No part of the voice messaging system is serviceable by the user. In case of any malfunctioning in the VMS, contact the nearest Authorized Mahindra Dealer. Under no circumstances, should the system be opened or repaired by unauthorized persons
8 STEERING AND BRAKES
8.1 Steering
Your vehicle is equipped with manual steering / power steering (if equipped). Power steering uses energy from the engine to decrease the driver's effort in steering the vehicle. The power steering system will give you good vehicle response and increased ease of maneuverability in tight spaces. If for some reason the power assist is interrupted, it will provide mechanical steering capability to steer the vehicle. Under these conditions, you will observe a substantial increase in steering effort, especially at very low vehicle speeds and during parking maneuvers.
Upon initial start-up in cold weather, the power steering pump may produce noise for a short amount of time. This is due to the cold, thick fluid in the steering system. This noise should be considered normal, and it does not in any way damage the steering system.
Continued operation with reduced power steering performance could pose a safety risk to yourself and others. Have the vehicle serviced at specified intervals or whenever a power steering problem is noticed.
When driving in rough/off roads, hold the steering wheel rim, do not hold the wheel spokes. A sudden bump can jerk/ turn the wheel and injure your hand. This may also lead to loss of vehicle control.
Keep both hands on the steering wheel, with the thumbs resting on the outer wheel rim.
To help prevent damage to the power steering pump:
•  Never hold the steering wheel to the extreme right or the extreme left for more than a few seconds when the engine is running
•  Heavy or uneven steering efforts may be caused by low power steering pump fluid level. Check for low power steering pump fluid level before seeking service by an Authorized Mahindra Dealer
•  Do not fill the power steering pump reservoir above the MAX mark on the reservoir, this may result in leaks from the reservoir
If the power steering system breaks down (or if the engine is turned OFF), you can still steer the vehicle manually, but it takes more effort.
If the steering wanders or pulls, check for:
•  Under inflated tire(s) on any wheel(s)
•  Uneven vehicle loading
•  High crown in the centre of the road
•  High crosswinds
•  Wheels out of alignment
•  Wheels out of balance
•  Loose or worn suspension components
8.2 Brakes
Your vehicle is equipped with disc brakes in the front and drum brakes in the rear ( for XUV rear is also disc).
Disc brakes offer good braking capability and reduced stopping distance. Wet brake discs result in reduced braking efficiency. After a car wash or driving the vehicle through water, pump the brake pedal mildly while driving to remove the film of water from the brake pads.
Brake pads feature wear indicator. When the front brake pad is worn, then there is an indication in the cluster; the brake lamp will be ON (only in XUV). For all other vehicle the brake pads a metallic squeal noise is heard indicating the pad wear. Have them replaced immediately.
Driving with wet brakes is dangerous. Stopping distance increases considerably when braking.
Dry the brakes by driving at very slow speed and applying the brakes lightly until the brake performance becomes normal.
Even if the power assist (vacuum assistance) is completely lost, the brakes will still work. The brake pedal would be much harder than normal and the vehicle stopping / braking distance will be longer than usual.
8.2.1 Parking on a Hill/Incline
If you have to park facing uphill, select first gear and turn the front wheels away from the kerb. If you have to park facing downhill, select reverse gear and turn the front wheels towards the kerb. Always ensure that the vehicle is in gear and parking brakes is engaged before leaving the vehicle.
8.2.2 Parking Brake
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To apply the parking brake, pull the park brake lever up as firmly as possible. When the parking brake is applied with the ignition ON, the brake warning lamp in the instrument cluster illuminates. To release the parking brake, pull the parking brake lever up slightly, press the release button on the lever tip and lower the parking brake lever completely.
The brake warning lamp indicates only the parking brake status. It does not indicate the degree of brake application. Be sure the parking brake is firmly set when parked and the gear shift lever is in gear. When parking on a hill ; first apply the Parking brake ; after that shift the TGS lever to the P position (for AT) and gear for MT. This will avoid the load on the transmission locking mechanism may make it difficult to move the shift lever out of gear.
Be sure the parking brake is fully disengaged before driving off. Failure to do so can lead to brake problems due to excessive heating of the rear brakes. It will also result in reduced fuel efficiency; lowered brake pad life and rear brake squeal.
•  The parking brake should be adjusted as per recommended maintenance schedule
•  Always apply the parking brake when leaving the vehicle, and be certain to leave the transmission in gear. Failure to do so may allow the vehicle to roll and cause damage, hit a bystander resulting in personal injury.
•  Leaving unattended children in a vehicle is dangerous for a number of reasons. Children should be warned not to touch the parking brake or the gear shift lever. Do not leave the key in the ignition. A child could move the vehicle leading to accidents
•  The parking brake should always be applied when the driver is not in the vehicle.
Engaging the parking brake while the vehicle is in motion can cause the rear wheels to lock up. You could lose control of the vehicle and cause an accident.
8.3 Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
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The Anti-lock Brake System (also called as ABS) is designed to help prevent lock-up of the wheels and stable stopping of vehicle during a sudden, panic emergency braking or braking on slippery road surfaces. The ABS system takes input from wheel speed sensors and brake pedal switch to control the brake fluid pressures at the wheels to avoid wheel lock-up. It allows vehicle to be steered during braking.
The minimum speed for ABS to function is 12 kmph. ABS is activated only during wheel lock conditions where ABS takes over and prevents wheel lock. During the ABS operation, a slight pulsation may be felt in the brake pedal to indicate ABS is active. You may also hear motor noise from the engine compartment. It is recommended to hold the brake pedal firmly while the ABS is active rather than pumping the brake pedal.
Depressing the brake pedal on slippery road surfaces as on a manhole cover, a steel plate at a construction site, a joint in a bridge, etc. on a rainy day, tends to activate the anti-lock brake system. The ABS warning lamp lights up when you switch ON the ignition and should go out after a few seconds. If the ABS warning lamp does not go out or if it comes ON while driving, it means there is a fault in the ABS system. In both cases, the normal braking system remains efficient, exactly as on a vehicle without ABS.
The vehicle should be examined as soon as possible by an authorized Mahindra dealer. The Anti-lock brake system is not designed to shorten the stopping distance: Always drive at a moderate speed and maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you. The stopping distance may be longer in the following cases:
•  Driving on rough, gravel or snow covered roads.
•  Driving with tyre chains installed.
•  Driving over steps such as the joints on the road.
•  Driving on roads where the road surface is pitted or differences in surface height.
The ABS warning lamp is located on the Telltale switch bank in the right side of the Instrument Panel.
The ABS warning lamp lights up when you switch ON the ignition and should go out after a few seconds. If the ABS warning lamp does not go out or if it comes ON while driving, it means there is a fault in the ABS system. In both cases, the normal braking system remains efficient, exactly as on a vehicle without ABS. The vehicle should be examined as soon as possible by an authorized Mahindra dealer.
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Do not overestimate the Anti-lock Brake System: Although the Anti-lock Brake System assists in providing vehicle control, it is still important to drive with all due care and maintain a moderate speed and safe distance from the vehicle in front of you. There are limits to the vehicle stability and effectiveness of steering wheel operation even with ABS active. If tyre grip performance exceeds its capability, or if hydroplaning occurs during high speed driving in the rain, the Anti-lock Brake System will not assist with vehicle control.
8.3.1 Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Malfunction Lamp
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The ABS malfunction lamp illuminates when the ignition is switched ON and goes OFF after about 3 secs. If the ABS malfunction lamp continues to remain ON or illuminates while driving (and the brake system warning lamp is OFF), ABS will not operate. But the brake system will still operate conventionally. In this condition, the wheels can lock during severe braking. Have the vehicle checked by an Authorised Mahindra Dealer as soon as possible.
However, if ABS malfunction lamp and brake warning lamp are simultaneously glowing, there is a severe malfunction in the ABS. Operate the vehicle with extreme care and have the vehicle checked as soon as possible at an Authorised Mahindra Dealer.
8.4 Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD)
EBD, as a subsystem of the ABS system, controls the effective adhesion utilisation of the rear wheels. EBD aids in distributing the brake forces more evenly leading to better vehicle stability during braking.
Typically, the front end carries more weight and EBD distributes less braking pressure to the rear brakes avoiding a lock up/skid.
For example, under light loads EBD applies less effort to the rear brakes and for heavy loads it allows full braking effort to the rear wheels.
A fault with EBD is indicated by illumination of the brake as well as ABS warning lamps. The vehicle should be examined as soon as possible by an Authorised Mahindra Dealer.
9 AIR-CONDITIONING & HEATING SYSTEM (if equipped)
9.1 AC System
The AC system provided in the vehicle enables occupants to manually adjust the air flow distribution pattern, air flow rate and air temperature inside the passenger compartment. By appropriately adjusting the control knobs/switches provided on the AC control panel, located on the center console, the occupant’s comfort can be ensured.
The blower speed and air temperature can be adjusted by operating the respective control knobs. The air conditioner can be switched ON/OFF by operating the AC switch. Air flow direction can be further controlled by adjusting louvers of air vents.
Engine coolant is utilized to heat cabin air. For cooling cabin air, an air conditioning circuit based on the vapor compression refrigeration cycle is used. The air conditioning system uses a refrigerant along with a suitable lubricating oil. Although being non-ozone depleting, the refrigerant is a greenhouse gas hence once allowed to escape in the atmosphere, it adversely affects the environment by contributing to global warming/climate change.
Refrigerant used in system is a hazardous liquefied gas and is under high pressure. The refrigerant is colorless and has ethereal or faint sweetish odor. Exposure of refrigerant to skin or eyes may cause irritation and frostbite. They can also cause suffocation, dizziness and loss of concentration. When mixed with compressed air or certain other refrigerants, it may form flammable mixture. Never try to service HVAC system yourself which would involve refrigerant handling.
Multiple vents are provided for distributing the air, being forcecirculated by HVAC blower, throughout the passenger compartment. Various ducts supply air from the HVAC unit to these vents. Center, Side and Roof vents have got adjustable louvers.
- If you sleep while operating the air conditioner or heater with all the windows closed, You may suffocate to death due to lack of ventilation. When you operate the air conditioner or heater, ventilate frequently.
To ensure sufficient air flow and hence adequate HVAC system performance, air flow path should be kept free of obstructions. Keep system’s air intake, located near plenum appliqué, free of snow, leaves and other debris. Also keep the area in front of air vents free of any obstruction inside the cabin.
9.2 AC Overview
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A Side Vents
B Center Vents
C AC Controls
9.3 Centre Vents
The two center vents are located below the DIS in the center console. Rotate the thumb wheel up/down to open/close the air vent. Direct air to the desired direction by adjusting vertical/ horizontal louvers (C).
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A Vent Open
B Vent Close
C Adjustable Louvers
Do not lift the vent fins up by force. This may lead to damage of the vent fins.
9.4 Side Vents
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A Vent Close
B Vent Open
C Adjustable Louvers
The two side vents are located one each at the left and right extreme ends of the instrument panel. Rotate the thumb wheel left/right to close/open the air vent. Direct air to the desired direction by adjusting the vertical/horizontal louvers (C).
Do not lift the adjustable louvers (C) up by force. This may lead to damage of the vent fins.
9.5 Blower Speed Control
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Blower force-circulates air through the HVAC unit and distributes it throughout the passenger compartment.
Blower is OFF when the blower speed control knob is set in the ‘OFF’ position. To switch on the blower, rotate the control knob clockwise to position ‘1’. To increase the blower speed, rotate the control knob clockwise further and select a higher number. To reduce the blower speed, rotate the knob counter clockwise and select a lower number.
To prevent the battery from getting discharged, never keep the blower running for long with the ignition switch at ‘ON’ position and engine switched OFF.
9.6 AC Control
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A Temperature Control D AC ON/OFF
B Demister E Blower Speed Control
C Heater
9.7 Temperature Control
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By operating the temperature control knob, temperature of air being discharged from vents can be adjusted to the desired level. Engine coolant is utilized to heat whereas the air conditioner is used to cool the air inside the AC unit. Based upon selected position of the temperature control dial, the desired discharged air temperature can be obtained.
For warm/hot air discharge ensure the heater is switched ON.
9.8 Air Conditioner ON/OFF
The air conditioning system is switched ON/OFF by the pressing the AC switch in the blower control knob. A LED (A) is also incorporated in the switch to indicate the status. The air conditioner is operational only when both the engine and blower are running.
When the air conditioner is functioning, air gets cooled and dehumidified before being circulated inside the cabin. In hot weather conditions, it will take a slightly longer time to cool the interior as compared to cooler weather. Fuel consumption will be relatively higher if the vehicle is being driven with the air conditioner
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•  In certain operating conditions when the engine gets overheated, the engine management system may switch off the air conditioner intermittently.
•  The air conditioner might not actually be functioning even when LED on the AC switch remains illuminated. This is to be considered as normal AC system operation.
•  During extreme cold weather conditions, the air conditioner may not function until temperature of the air near the evaporator rises above a pre-defined threshold.
•  When air conditioner is ON, moisture is extracted from the air. The resulting condensate is drained off from the vehicle. It is therefore normal, if you see a small pool of water under your vehicle.
•  The air conditioner should be operated at least for ten minutes once every fortnight, even during winter months. This allows AC system components to get lubricated periodically and ensures optimum system performance.
9.8.1 Rapid Cabin Cooling
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For rapid cooling of the cabin, the following AC settings are recommended:
1. Make sure that all the windows are fully closed
2. Set the blower to maximum speed
3. Fully open the vents and adjust louvers to direct air toward face
4. Turn the air conditioner ON
5. Set the temperature control knob to extreme Right (coolest) position
Once passenger compartment reaches a comfortable temperature, blower speed and temperature control knob can be re-adjusted as desired.
If your vehicle was parked in the hot sun with all the windows closed, drive the vehicle with windows open for the first few minutes. This will help in venting the hot interior air out and allow the air conditioner to cool the cabin quickly.
9.8.2 Rapid Cabin Heating
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For rapid heating of the cabin, the following AC settings are recommended:
1. Make sure that all the windows are fully closed
2. Set the blower to maximum speed
3. Switch ON the heater by pressing the heater button
Once the passenger compartment reaches a comfortable temperature, the blower speed can be readjusted as desired.
In extreme cold weather conditions, the engine coolant takes time to get heated up. Hence it might take a while for hot air discharge, even though blower is running and temperature control knob is set to hot position.
Do not use the heater for a prolonged period. Switch off the heater once the desired cabin temperature has been reached.
9.8.3 De-mist (If Equipped)
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For de-misting the windshield, follow the below procedure;
1. Make sure that all the windows are fully closed
2. Set the blower to maximum speed
3. Switch ON the heater. Hot air flows out of the center and side vents.
4. Switch ON de-mister. Hot air from the center vents will be diverted to the windshield center vents
5. For improved performance, close the side vents for full hot air flow towards windshield
10 STARTING AND DRIVING THE VEHICLE
10.1 Safety Tips - Before Starting your Vehicle
10.1.1 General
•  Before starting the vehicle, inspect the inside and outside of the vehicle ; look for any damages, leaks, loose parts, foreign objects/debris. Contact an Authorized Mahindra Dealer if required.
•  Before starting your journey, check the working of all safety devices/components especially brakes, steering, lamps, signals and tires. In case you suspect any system/devices not working properly contact Authorized Mahindra Dealer.
•  Adjust the seat headrest, steering wheel and fasten the seat belt as described in this manual. Never perform any seat/ steering adjustments when the vehicle is in motion.
•  Start the vehicle only when seated and belted in the driver's seat.
The Engine Management System controls the engine's idle speed. When the engine starts, idle RPM runs higher than normal in order to warm the engine. The engine idle speed RPM reduces once the engine warms up.
Never start your vehicle in a closed garage or in an enclosed area. Exhaust fumes can be toxic. Always keep the garage door open or start the engine in an open area.
10.1.2 Mirror Adjustment
Ensure that the rear view mirror and both the ORVM’s are adjusted for an unobstructed view of the road behind.
10.1.3 Exterior Lamps
Have someone observe and confirm normal operation of all exterior lamps while you work on the controls from the driver seat. Also, check functioning of all lamps in the instrument panel.
10.1.4 Door Latches
Check for positive closing, latching, and locking of all doors, both from inside and outside.
10.1.5 Fluid Leaks
Check the area under vehicle after an overnight parking for fuel, power steering fluid, brake fluid, engine coolant, oil, or other fluid leaks. If leaks are observed, contact an Authorized Mahindra Dealer.
10.2 Ignition Switch
An illuminator ring is provided on the face of the ignition switch to help in locating the ignition switch at night. The ring will illuminate the moment the driver door is opened and will remain glowing till the driver door is closed.
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The different positions of the ignition switch are;
LOCK — This is the ignition and steering lock position. The vehicle circuits and engine is completely switched OFF. The steering wheel is also locked and the key can be removed from the ignition only in this position.
ACC — In this position all electrical circuits are enabled with the engine in OFF mode. The steering is unlocked and can be rotated. Use this mode when you want to listen to music, use the wipers, etc., with the engine temporarily switched OFF..
ON — This is the ignition ON position. All electrical circuits are enabled. Some of the warning or information lamps will illuminate in this position. While some of the lamps will go out after a few seconds, some will continue to remain ON till the engine is started. When the vehicle is being driven, ignition switch remains in the ON position..
Preferably select the ignition ON position when the vehicle is being towed.
Do not leave the ignition in ON when the engine is OFF. This could lead to battery drain and ignition switch damage.
START — This position is to start the engine by cranking the starter motor. This is a momentary position. When the key is turned to start position, the starter cranks the engine. Once the engine is running, release the key, and the key reverts back to IGN position and the starter motor disengages from the engine.
Do not continue cranking after the engine has started. This will lead to damage of the starter and other engine components.
If turning the key is difficult, jiggle the steering wheel from side to side and try again. The key can be removed only in the LOCK position. When the key is removed, the steering column lock is activated and the steering wheel cannot be turned.
Never return the key to the LOCK position or try to remove the key, when the vehicle is in motion. Removing the key allows the steering wheel to lock. You will loose the control of the vehicle and may cause serious accident. Remove the key only when the vehicle is parked.
10.3 Exhaust Gases
Protection against exhaust gas entry into the vehicles interior is considered in the design of the exhaust system.
•  Vehicle exhaust contains Carbon Monoxide, Carbon Dioxide, Nitrogen Oxides, Hydrocarbons and Particulate Matter. These are potential environmental and health hazards.
•  Avoid inhaling the exhaust gases. Carbon Monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas and can cause unconsciousness or even death.
•  If the exhaust system is damaged for any reason or you notice a change in the exhaust noise, have the vehicle checked by an Authorized Mahindra Dealer immediately.
•  Do not start the vehicle in a closed garage or in an enclosed area where ventilation is poor for the exhaust gases.
•  Since the engine compartment and exhaust system components are hot and can ignite a fire, do not park or leave the vehicle with the engine idling over dry grass, leaves, paper, rags or any combustible material.
Never keep the engine running when the vehicle is parked in an area which is not properly ventilated. This could lead to serious respiratory problems and/or death.
10.4 Starting the Engine
Make sure all vehicle occupants are properly seated in their seats and have buckled their safety belts. For more information on seat, headrest positioning, safety belts and their proper usage, refer to the “Seat Belts” section in this manual.
Before cranking the engine
•  Make sure the gear shift lever is in neutral
•  Make sure the parking brake is engaged. Turn the key to IGN position but do not turn the key to start
•  Few warning lamps briefly illuminate. See “Warning Lamps in the Instrument Cluster” section for more information
1. Shift the gear shift lever to neutral position.
2. Apply parking brake.
3. Turn the ignition ON.
4. Wait till the glow plug lamp to switch off before the engine crank.
5. Few warning lamps briefly illuminate. See “Warning Lamps in the Instrument Cluster” section for more information.
6. Do not press the accelerator.
7. Turn the key momentarily to the START position to crank the engine
8. Once the engine starts, release the key; it will return to the IGN position
Do not continue cranking after the engine has started. This will lead to damage of the starter and other engine components.
9. If the engine fails to start, attempt to restart after about 10 seconds by toggling the ignition
10. If the engine fails to start even after repeated attempts as per the procedure given above, contact the nearest Authorized Mahindra Dealer
To prevent damage to the starter, wait 10 seconds before attempting to restart the engine.
If the vehicle battery has discharged, use booster cables, a booster battery or a battery from another vehicle to start. Jump-starting a vehicle can be dangerous if done improperly. Refer to the “Jump-starting procedure” section in this manual.
If the engine still fails to start, contact an Authorized Mahindra Dealer for assistance.
The idle speed is controlled automatically and it will decrease as the engine warms up.
Observe the following when the engine is running;
•  All warning lamps are OFF
•  Low oil pressure lamp is OFF
After idling for a few seconds, release the parking brake, depress the clutch, shift the gear shift lever to 1st gear, release the service brake pedal, drive by releasing the clutch and depressing the accelerator pedal simultaneously.
10.4.1 Engine Idling - In Cold Weather
Avoid full throttle operation when the engine is cold and prolonged idling at low ambient temperatures. Long periods of idling may be harmful to your engine. Combustion chamber temperatures can drop so low that the fuel may not burn completely. Incomplete combustion allows carbon and varnish to form on piston rings and injector nozzles. Also, the unburned fuel can enter the crankcase, diluting the oil and causing rapid wear to the engine.
10.5 Manual Transmission
The first few shifts on a new vehicle may be somewhat rough. This is a normal phenomenon, and precision shifts will develop within the initial few hundred kilometers of running.
10.5.1 Gear Shift Lever
The gear shift lever shifts the transmission into various gears.
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10.5.2 Gear Indicator (if equipped)
The current gear shift lever position is indicated in the DIS on the instrument panel. The different gear positions can be selected using the gear shift lever.
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10.5.3 Neutral Position
This position stops the transmission of power from the engine to drive axle. With the gear shift lever in neutral and brakes released, the vehicle can move freely by pushing or towing. The engine can be started in this mode. It is always recommended to keep the brake pedal depressed in this position. It is advisable to shift into neutral when the vehicle is standstill for longer durations with the engine idling.
Coasting the vehicle with the gear lever in neutral and engine ON/OFF is not recommended. The steering and braking will be very hard without power assist while coasting with the engine OFF. In an event of panic braking, you will not have the power of engine braking to slow down the vehicle. This may lead to personal injury or accident.
Do not leave the vehicle with the gear shift lever in neutral position. Always engage manual parking brake before leaving the vehicle, to prevent any vehicle movement leading to possible injury to a by-stander or damage to vehicle.
10.5.4 Gears 1-5
Use the gears 1 to 5 as per vehicle load, road/traffic conditions or as per requirement. The current gear selection is indicated in the DIS.
Shift gears at suitable engine or road speeds to safeguard the transmission components. Avoid driving in high RPM’s (>3000 RPM).
Always depress the clutch fully before moving the gear shift lever from the current position to any desired position. Perform up-shifts or down-shifts one gear at a time, do not jump gears.
When parking on an incline, gear alone may not be sufficient to prevent the vehicle from moving. Always set the parking brake in addition to shifting the gear shift lever into gear. It is also recommended to turn the front wheels towards the road curb.
10.5.5 Reverse
This gear is to enable the vehicle to move in the reverse direction. Move the gear shift lever into this position only after the vehicle has come to a complete stop.
Shift into or out of reverse gear only after the vehicle has come to a complete stop and the engine is at idle speed. .
For brief stops, e.g. at traffic lights, keep the gear shift in neutral and hold the vehicle with the brake pedal. For prolonged stops, it is recommended to switch OFF the engine and apply the parking brake. When stopping the vehicle on an uphill gradient, do not hold it with the clutch/ accelerator; use the brake to avoid unnecessary clutch wear/heat buildup.
•  Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle or with access to an unlocked vehicle. Children could move the gear shift lever, which could result in an accident or serious injury.
•  On slippery/wet road surfaces, never downshift in order to obtain braking action. This could result in a wheel slip and reduced vehicle control.
10.5.6 Uphill and Downhill Driving
To prevent the engine from laboring at a low RPM when driving uphill gradients or with your vehicle heavily loaded, downshift when necessary to maintain engine RPM within the best torque range. Similarly while driving downhill, downshift to utilize the engine braking in an optimum manner.
10.6 Driving Your Vehicle
10.6.1 General Driving Precautions
Always observe the following precautions to minimize the risk of accidents leading to serious personal injury or damage to your vehicle.
•  Before you drive your vehicle, please read this manual carefully.
•  Before you start driving, check proper operation of the brakes and steering system.
•  If, while driving, you hear any strange noise or feel unusual vibration, or if you have any concerns whatsoever, or if any warning lamps illuminate or buzzers sound, park/stop the vehicle in a safe location as soon as possible. Identify the cause and take any necessary remedial action. Contact your Authorized Mahindra Dealer if necessary.
•  Never overload or improperly load your vehicle.
•  Always be attentive while driving and follow safe driving practices.
•  Always maintain the recommended inflation pressure in tires.
•  Always drive at a safe speed appropriate for given driving conditions. You must follow the speed limits.
•  While backing up, keep a constant lookout for people, particularly children, or other obstructions or hazardous material that might be present behind the vehicle.
•  Avoid loading any items on the roof that will raise the vehicles center of gravity and make your vehicle more unstable.
•  Loaded vehicles, with a higher center of gravity, may handle differently than unloaded vehicles. Extra precautions, such as slower speeds and increased stopping distance, should be taken when driving a heavily loaded vehicle.
•  Always slow down in gusty crosswinds. Because of its profile and higher center of gravity, your vehicle is more sensitive to side winds than an ordinary passenger car. Slowing down will allow you to have much better control.
•  When driving off-road or on rugged terrain, do not drive at excessive speeds, jump, make sharp turns, strike objects, etc. This may cause loss of control or vehicle rollover causing serious injury. You are also risking expensive damage to your vehicle's suspension and chassis.
•  Maintain steering wheel control at all times, especially on rough terrains. Sudden changes in terrain can result in abrupt steering wheel motion. Make sure you grip the steering wheel from the outside. Do not grip the spokes.
•  If the vehicle goes from one type of surface to another (e.g. from concrete to gravel/sand/mud/snow) there will be a change in the way the vehicle responds, especially the way it responds to steering, braking and accelerating inputs.
•  Be extremely careful when driving on pavements made slippery by loose sand, water, gravel, snow or ice.
•  If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement, slow down, but avoid severe brake or steering application. Ease the vehicle back onto the pavement only after reducing your speed. Do not turn the steering wheel too sharply while returning to the road surface.
•  It may be safer to stay on the apron or shoulder of the road and slow down gradually before returning to the pavement. You may lose control if you do not slow down or if you turn the steering wheel too sharply or abruptly.
•  In an unavoidable emergency situation where a sudden sharp turn must be made, turn the steering wheel only as rapidly and as far as required to avoid the emergency. Excessive steering will result in less vehicle control. Additionally, smooth variations of the accelerator and/or brake pedal pressure should be utilized if changes in vehicle speed are called for. Avoid abrupt steering, acceleration or braking which could result in an increased risk of loss of vehicle control, vehicle rollover and/or personal injury. Use all available road surfaces to return the vehicle to a safe direction of travel.
10.6.2 Off Road Driving Precautions
•  When driving off-road or on rugged terrains, never overspeed or make sharp turns. This may cause loss of control or vehicle rollover causing serious injury.
•  Maintain steering wheel control at all times. Sudden changes in terrain can result in abrupt steering wheel motion.
•  Do not drive horizontally or diagonally across steep slopes, your vehicle can tip over sideways. Driving straight up or straight down is preferred.
•  Drive cautiously to avoid vehicle damage from concealed objects such as rocks and stumps. You should either know the terrain or map-out your route before driving in the area.
•  Always perform a maintenance inspection after each day of off-road driving that has taken you through rough terrain, sand, mud or water.
10.6.3 Driving Through Water
Although your vehicle is capable of driving through shallow water, there are a number of precautions that must be considered before entering the water.
Never drive through still water that is higher than the bottom of the axle hubs. Not following this instruction will allow water to enter vehicle components causing internal damage to the components, affecting driveability, safety, emissions and reliability.
When driving through water, drive very slowly and at constant speed, less than 8 kmph. Drive with accelerator pedal in OFF and control speed using only the brakes. At higher speed waves can be generated by the front of the vehicle. These water waves may enter air intake, causing severe engine damage or cause a vehicle to get stalled.
You must slow down while driving through shallow water. Speeding may cause water to splash onto the windshield, impairing your vision In extreme conditions you may get a water wedge formation between the road and tyre causing loss of control in the vehicle.
•  The ground under the water might not be firm which could result the water being deeper than expected when driving the vehicle through it.
•  Do not stop or shut OFF the engine while immersed in water. It helps in preventing water getting inside the exhaust pipes.
•  When backing down a ramp, do not allow the exhaust tail pipe to immerse in water.
•  Water can wash the grease from wheel bearings, causing rusting and premature failure. It may also enter the differentials, transmission and transfer case, reducing the oil's lubricating qualities. If these are submerged in water, the lubricants should be replaced as required.
•  Water entering the transmission will cause deterioration in shift quality, locking up of your transmission accompanied by vibration, and ultimately damaging the transmission.
•  Sand, mud/sludge that has accumulated in brake drums and around brake discs may affect braking efficiency. This may also damage brake system components. Wet brakes cannot stop the vehicle as effectively as dry brakes. Drying can be improved by driving the vehicle slowly while applying light pressure on the brake pedal.
•  When driving through water, traction or brake capability may be limited. Always perform a maintenance inspection after each day of off-road driving that has taken you through water.
10.6.4 Flowing Water
If the water is swift flowing and rising (as in storm run-off) avoid crossing until the water level recedes and/or the flow rate is reduced.
The flowing water can erode the streambed causing your vehicle to sink into deeper water.
Determine the exit point(s) that are downstream of your entry point to compensate for drifting.
10.6.5 After Driving Off-road or through Water
Off-road operation puts more stress on your vehicle than does most on-road driving. Always perform a maintenance inspection after each day of off-road driving that has taken you through rough terrain, sand, mud, or water.
•  After going off-road, it is always a good idea to check for damage. Completely inspect the underbody of the vehicle for any damages.
•  Check for accumulations of plants or bushes. or polyethylene / plastic These could be a fire hazard. They might also hide damage to fuel lines, brake tubes/hoses, etc.
•  Inspect all the tubes/hoses and check for any fluid leakages.
•  Get heat exchangers (radiator and condenser) cleaned.
•  Check threaded fasteners for looseness, particularly on the chassis, drive train components, steering, suspension and brakes. Retighten them, if required, and torque to the values specified in the ‘Repair Manual’.
•  We also recommend that the vehicle be checked at the Authorised Dealer for any water entry into the transmission/ axle or the engine
Abrasive material in any part of the brakes may cause excessive wear or unpredictable braking. You might not have full braking power when needed leading to accidents. If you have been operating the vehicle in off-road conditions, get the brakes checked and cleaned as necessary.
•  If any unusual vibration is experienced, check the wheels for impacted material. Impacted material can cause a wheel imbalance. Get it inspected/corrected as soon as possible.
•  After driving through deep water, inspect your vehicle fluids and lubricants (engine oil, transmission/transfer case/axle oils) to ensure the fluids have not been contaminated.
10.7 Stopping the Engine
Your vehicle is powered by a turbo diesel engine. Before turning the engine OFF, always allow the engine to return to normal idle speed and run for few seconds. This assures proper cooling and lubrication of the turbocharger. This is particularly necessary after any hard driving.
To reduce the risk of personal injury, before turning OFF the engine and leaving the vehicle, always,
•  Keep your right foot on the service brake pedal
•  Turn front wheels towards the road curb
•  Switch OFF the ignition, turn the key to the steering lock position and remove the key
•  Firmly engage the parking brake
•  Move the gear shift lever to 1st gear position (reverse gear if parking on an incline)
•  Slowly release the service brake pedal
•  Lock your vehicle when leaving
10.8 Tips for Better Fuel Economy
Give due consideration to the points listed below for better performance of vehicle and enhancement of fuel economy.
•  Smooth, moderate operation will yield savings in fuel
•  Steady speeds without stopping will usually give the best fuel economy
•  Ensure that the parking brake is fully released
•  Idling for long periods of time will waste fuel
•  Anticipate stopping; slowing down may eliminate the need to stop
•  Sudden or hard accelerations reduce fuel economy
•  Slow down gradually
•  Drive at moderate speeds
•  Revving the engine before turning it off may reduce fuel economy
•  The air conditioner may reduce fuel economy
•  Warming up a vehicle in neutral on cold mornings is not required and may reduce fuel economy
•  While idling put the gear shift lever in the neutral position
•  Resting your foot on the clutch pedal while driving will reduce fuel economy
•  Combine errands and minimize stop-and-go driving
•  Keep tires properly inflated. It is recommended to check your tire pressure in the morning when the tyre is cold
•  Use recommended engine oil. Refer to the Maintenance Section for specifications and capacities
•  Replace the fuel filter and air filter at the recommended intervals
•  Shift gears at the recommended speeds and rpm bands only. Refer to the gear shifting speed table for further details
•  Control the maximum speed between 90 to 100 kmph in 5th gear to achieve the best fuel efficiency
•  Follow the recommended maintenance schedule and perform the owner maintenance checks recommended
•  Heavily loading a vehicle or towing a trailer will reduce fuel economy
•  Carrying unnecessary weight may reduce fuel economy
•  Adding certain accessories to your vehicle may reduce fuel economy
•  Four-wheel-drive operation (if equipped) is less fuel efficient than two-wheel-drive operation
•  Driving on flat terrains offer improved fuel economy as compared to driving on hilly terrains
•  Close windows during high speed driving for better fuel economy
•  It is recommended to refuel in the mornings (cold weather condition)
10.8.1 How to Calculate Fuel Efficiency (Mileage)
1. Ensure recommended tire pressure is maintained
2. Refuel your vehicle till the fuel gun at the fuel station is auto-cut-off
3. Reset trip meter to zero
4. Drive at a moderate speed for a minimum distance of 150 km
5. Refuel at the same fuel station till the auto-cut-off mode
6. Assuming ‘a’ liters of fuel was filled and ‘b’ was the trip meter reading. Fuel Efficiency = b/a kmpl
7. We recommend that point no.2 and point no.5 should be done in cold conditions (In mornings)
10.9 Fuel
10.9.1 Diesel Fuel Requirement
Use commercially available vehicular Ultra-low Sulfur Highway Diesel that meets the BIS standard (IS 1460; 2010 BS IV / BS III specification or equivalent). Information on diesel quality can normally be found in the fuel pump. Please contact filling station personnel in case labels in the pump cannot be found.
Do not fill the fuel tank or mix the fuel with gasoline, alcohol based fuels, kerosene, etc. This will damage the engine, fuel and exhaust system components.
If you have accidentally filled the fuel tank with incorrect or non-approved fuel, do not start the vehicle. Contact an Authorized Mahindra Dealer to have the fuel system drained completely.
10.9.2 Fuelling during Winter
During freezing weather if fuel is not winterized or is insufficiently winterized, waxing/gelling may start in fuel, leading to interruption in fuel supply to engine. For smooth functioning and reliable operation of the engine during cold weather conditions, use winterized ULSD which are available at the filling stations during winter months. Check with your fuel retailer for further details.
Avoid inhaling fuel vapors and any skin or clothing contact. Direct skin contact with diesel or the inhalation of fuel vapor may affect your health.
10.9.3 Minimum Fuel Requirement
It is recommended maintaining a minimum of 10 liters of fuel in the fuel tank. Driving the vehicle till the fuel tank is empty is not recommended. Always have sufficient fuel in the tank. Check the fuel level prior to starting your journey.
Never carry fuel in separate containers in the vehicle, it is dangerous and may lead to inadvertent fuel leak or spillage.
10.9.4 Fuel-Lid Opening and Closing (if equipped)
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The remote fuel-lid (if equipped) can be opened by gently pressing the fuel lid switch (adjacent to the head lamp leveling switch) on the instrument panel driver side.
Turn the fuel cap counter-clockwise to open. Refuel and put the cap back in its place and tighten in the clockwise direction till three distinct clicks are heard. Close the fuel lid shut
Ensure the fuel cap and lid are securely closed before starting the vehicle.
11 WHEELS AND TIRES
11.1 Tire Information
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A Radial tires or bias-ply tire - A radial tire has “RADIAL/STEEL RADIAL” on the sidewall. A tire not marked with “RADIAL” is a bias-ply tire.
B “TUBELESS” or “TUBE TYPE” - A tubeless tire does not have a tube inside the tire and air is directly filled in the tire. A tube type tire has a tube inside the tire and the tube maintains the air pressure.
C Tire Rating
11.2 Tire Rating
Your vehicle is originally equipped with tires supplied by a reputable manufacturer. If you ever have any questions regarding your tires, please refer to literature supplied by the tire manufacturer, or to the separate tire warranty provided by the tire manufacturer. You may also contact Mahindra directly, or the tire manufacturer.
The tire rating of your vehicle is;
•  215/75 R15 100S
Tire rating is explained as below;
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Tire size (example: 215/75 R15 100S)
(A):215 (Three-digit number):This number gives the width in millimeters of the tire from sidewall edge to sidewall edge. This is called as “Section Width”.
(B):75 (Two-digit number):This number, known as the aspect ratio, gives the tires ratio of height to section width.
(C): R:This is the Tire Construction Code. The “R” stands for Radial.
(D):15 (Two-digit number):This number is the wheel or rim diameter in inches.
(E):100 (Two or three digit number):This number is the tires load index. It is a measurement of how much weight each tire can support.
(F):S: Tire speed rating or speed symbol. Never drive the vehicle faster than the tire speed rating. The speed rating denotes the speed at which a tire is designed to be driven for extended periods of time under a standard condition of load and inflation pressure.
11.3 Tire Label (Vehicle Placard)
Tire Label (Vehicle Placard) is located on the driver side door. This placard tells you important information about tire size designed for your vehicle, and the laden/unladen tire inflation pressures for the front & rear tires.
BOLERO TIRE INFLATION PRESSURE kg/cm 2 (psi) ZLX/SLX/SLE/LX
215/75 R15
UNLADEN
Front
2.1 (30)
Rear
2.1 (30)
LADEN
Front
2.1 (30)
Rear
2.1 (30)
Never overload your vehicle. Overloading can cause tire failure, affect vehicle handling, and increase your stopping distance, resulting in an accident and/or personal injury.
Improper inflated tires can adversely affect vehicle handling or can fail unexpectedly, resulting in an accident and/or personal injury.
11.4 Tire Pressure
Proper tire inflation pressure is essential to the safe and satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Three primary areas are affected by improper tire pressure;
•  Safety
•  Economy
•  Ride Comfort and Vehicle Stability
Proper tire inflation contributes to a comfortable and safe ride. Overinflating produces a jarring and uncomfortable ride. Both underinflation and overinflation affect the stability of the vehicle and can produce a feeling of sluggish response or over responsiveness in the steering. Unequal tire pressures can cause erratic and unpredictable steering response or may cause the vehicle to drift left or right.
Improper inflation pressures can cause uneven wear patterns to develop across the tire tread. These abnormal wear patterns will reduce tread life resulting in a need for earlier tire replacement. Under inflation also increases tire rolling resistance and results in higher fuel consumption.
The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed in the Tire Label (Vehicle Placard), located on the driver side door.
11.4.1 Inspection and Adjustment Procedure
The tire pressure should be checked and adjusted, as well as inspected for signs of tire wear or visible damage, at least once a month. Use a good quality pressure gauge to check tire pressure. Do not make a visual judgement when determining proper inflation. Radial tires may look properly inflated even when they are underinflated. At the same time, each tire should be inspected for signs of tire wear or visible damage.
Inflation pressures specified on the placard are always cold tire inflation pressures. Cold tire inflation pressure is defined as the tire pressure after the vehicle has not been driven for at least three hours, or driven less than 1 km after a three-hour period. Check tire pressures more often if subject to a wide range of outdoor temperatures, as tire pressures vary with temperature changes. Tire pressures change by approximately 1 psi (7 kPa) per 7°C of air temperature change. Keep this in mind when checking tire pressure inside a garage, especially in the winter.
When it was new, the spare tire in your vehicle was fully inflated. However, a spare tire can lose pressure over time. In order to avoid being stranded, check the spare tire air pressure frequently.
11.4.2 Inflating Your Tires
Safe operation of your vehicle requires that your tires are properly inflated. Remember that a tire can lose up to half of its air pressure without appearing flat.
At least once a month or before long trips, inspect each tire and check the tire pressure with a tire gauge (including spare tire). Inflate all tires to the recommended inflation pressure.
Under-inflation is the most common cause of tire failures and may result in severe tire cracking, tread separation or “blowout”, with unexpected loss of vehicle control and increased risk of injury. Under-inflation increases sidewall flexing and rolling resistance, resulting in heat buildup and internal damage to the tire. It also may result in unnecessary tire stress, irregular wear, loss of vehicle control and accidents.
Always inflate your tires to the recommended pressure even if it is less than the maximum inflation pressure information found on the tire. The recommended tire inflation pressure is found on the Tire Label which is located on the front passenger side inner B-pillar. Failure to follow the tire pressure recommendations can cause uneven tread wear patterns and adversely affect the way your vehicle handles.
If you overfill the tire, release air by pushing the metal stem in the center of the valve. Then recheck the pressure.
After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure, always reinstall the valve stem cap (if equipped). This will prevent moisture and dirt from entering the valve stem, which could damage the stem, resulting in an unexpected loss of tire pressure, an accident and/or personal injury.
11.4.3 Radial Ply Tires
Combining radial ply tires with other types of tires on your vehicle will cause your vehicle to handle poorly, resulting in an accident and/or personal injury. Always use radial tires in sets of four. Never combine them with other types of tires.
Cuts and punctures in radial tires are repairable only in the tread area because of sidewall flexing. Consult your authorized dealer for radial tire repairs.
11.4.4 Tread Wear Indicators (TWI)
Tread wear indicators are molded into the bottom of the tread grooves. They will appear as bands when the tread depth becomes 1/16 inch (2 mm). When the indicators appear in two or more adjacent grooves, the tire should be replaced.
Avoid abrupt maneuvering and braking. This can cause tire deterioration and lead to loss of steering or braking control.
11.4.5 Life of Tire
The service life of a tire is dependent upon various factors including but not limited to;
•  Driving style
•  Tire pressure
•  Distance driven
Tires and the spare tire should be replaced after six years, regardless of the remaining tread. Failure to follow this warning can result in sudden and unexpected tire failure, leading to an accident and/or personal injury.
Keep dismounted tires in a cool, dry place with as little exposure to light as possible. Protect tires from contact with oil, grease and fuels.
Do not use a tire, wheel size or speed rating other than that specified for your vehicle on the tire placard. Combinations of unapproved tires and wheels may change suspension geometric and performance characteristics, resulting in changes to steering, handling and braking of your vehicle. This can cause unpredictable handling, stress to steering and suspension components. You could lose control of the vehicle or the tire can unexpectedly fail, resulting in an accident and/or personal injury.
Replacing original tires with tires of a different size may result in false speedometer and odometer readings.
11.4.6 Snow Chains
Snow chains cannot be used on these tires.
In case of harsh winter driving conditions, it is recommended using winter tires with the same specifications for better stability, safety and performance.
11.5 Tyre Rotation Recommendations
Type 1 - Applicable for all 5 Steel / 5 Alloy wheels
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Tyres on the front and rear axles of vehicles operate at different loads and perform different steering, handling, and braking functions. For these reasons, they wear at unequal rates and develop irregular wear patterns.
Rotation will increase tread life, help to maintain mud, snow, and wet traction levels, and contribute to a smooth, quiet ride. Follow the recommended tyre rotation frequency for your type of driving.
Type 2 – Applicable for 4 Alloy wheels and Spare wheel with Steel rim
It is recommended rotating the tyres as per the “Maintenance Schedule”.
The suggested rotation method is the “forward-cross” shown in the diagram. The benefits of rotation are especially worthwhile with aggressive tread designs such as those on On/Off-road type tyres.
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Rotation will increase tread life, help to maintain mud, snow, and wet traction levels, and contribute to a smooth, quiet ride. Follow the recommended tyre rotation frequency for your type of driving. More frequent rotation is permissible if desired. The reasons for any rapid or unusual wear should be corrected prior to rotation being performed.
11.5.1 Changing a Flat tyre
Refer to “If you have a Flat tyre” section in the general chapter for details.
11.5.2 Wheel Tightness
When you change a wheel, remove all rust and dirt at all locations where the wheel contacts the wheel hub. Use a scraper or wire brush to be sure that you remove all rust and dirt. A loose wheel could have damaged or elongated the holes in the rim, or damaged the rim/hub assembly. If any of the wheel studs or nuts are damaged, contact the nearest Authorized Mahindra Dealer.
Always tighten the nuts in a crisscross sequence. Never use oil or grease on your wheel studs or nuts.
Never over tighten the nuts on the wheel stud. You could damage the stud or the nut.
Torque tighten the wheel nuts to the specified value at the nearest Authorized Mahindra Workshop.
The tyres fitted in this vehicle meet the requirements of BIS and they comply with the requirements under the Central Motor Vehicles Rules (CMVR) 1989.
12 EMERGENCIES
12.1 Hazard Warning Flashers
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The hazard warning flasher switch is located below the DDAS in the instrument panel. Press the switch to turn ON the hazard warning flashers, all directional turn signals will flash to warn oncoming traffic. This is an emergency warning system and should be used only when there is an emergency. Use it when your vehicle is disabled and is a safety hazard for other motorists. Hazard warning flasher will work in all positions of the ignition key and even when the vehicle is fully locked.
With extended use, the hazard warning flasher may drain your vehicle battery.
12.2 Vehicle Does Not Start - Checks
Before making these checks, make sure you have followed the correct starting procedure and that you have sufficient fuel.
If the engine is not cranking or is cranking too slowly/ intermittently
1. Check that the battery terminals are tight and clean.
2. If the battery terminals are firmly fastened, switch ON the interior lamps.
3. If the lamps do not illuminate, glow dim or go OFF when the starter is cranked, then it indicates a weak or discharged battery. Try jump starting. Follow ‘Jump starting’ instructions given later in this chapter.
4. Check the fuses in the Engine Compartment Fuse Box and Central Fuse Box.
If the engine cranks normally, but does not start
1. If the lamp illumination is normal, engine is cranking normally, but the engine does not start even after repeated cranking, it needs adjustment or repair. Contact an Authorized Mahindra Dealer.
2. During winter, use non-winter diesel or due to extreme cold conditions, the vehicle may not start. Contact an Authorized Mahindra Dealer for further assistance.
To prevent damage to the starter, do not crank the engine for more than 15 seconds at a time. Wait 10 to 15 seconds before trying again.
If the engine stalls while driving
Reduce your speed gradually, keeping a straight line. Move cautiously off the road to a safe place. Turn ON your hazard warning flashers and check for any malfunction lamps in the instrument cluster. Turn the ignition OFF, wait for approximately 90 seconds and try starting the engine again. If the vehicle still does not start contact an Authorized Mahindra Dealer.
If the engine stalls while running, the power assist for the brakes and steering will not work. Steering and braking will be much harder than usual.
If the engine speed does not increase
If the engine speed does not increase when the accelerator pedal is depressed, there may be a problem in the Engine Management System, electrical or electronic controls. In case of certain faults, the engine may go to limp home mode, which is indicated by the check engine lamp. Have your vehicle checked by an Authorized Mahindra Dealer as soon as possible.
12.3 Vehicle Overheating
If the needle in the temperature gauge in the instrument cluster is all the way up to the H and/or the high engine coolant temperature warning lamp is ON, your engine has overheated.
If the engine is getting overheated, the Engine Management System reduces engine power substantially and may even shut the engine OFF; it is dangerous to continue driving when the engine has overheated. You need to first cool the engine down before starting to drive again.
Follow the below instructions to cool the engine down
•  Progressively reduce the vehicle speed and bring the vehicle to a stop at the side of the road
•  Turn ON the hazard warning flashers
•  Keep the engine running at idle
•  Engage the parking brake
•  Switch off the air conditioner
•  Wait till the engine coolant temperature drops sufficiently such that the needle in the temperature gauge is around halfway between C and H
Now switch the engine OFF and carefully open the bonnet/hood to visibly inspect the engine cooling system parts. Be cautious while doing an inspection as vehicle parts will still be too hot. Verify that the engine coolant level in the coolant recovery tank is maintained between the 'Min' and 'Max' mark. Check for possible fluid leakages. Check for damages to heat exchangers and connecting hoses. Also verify that the radiator shrouds, engine fan blades and the engine belt all are in good condition.
If any evidence of failure is observed, contact the nearest Authorized Mahindra Dealer for help. In case, no system leakage/ failure is suspected, driving can be continued.
Either due to severe operating conditions or due to any system leakages or failures, the engine can get overheated. However if the engine is getting overheated repeatedly, even in normal operating conditions, get the vehicle checked by an Authorized Mahindra Dealer as soon as possible.
Refer to the 'High Engine Coolant Temperature' section under the 'Features and Control' chapter for details.
If the high engine coolant temperature warning is ignored, the engine shuts OFF abruptly to safeguard engine components from overheating and consequent failure. Abrupt engine shut-off can lead to uncontrollable driving condition and accidents.
Stay clear of hot and rotating vehicle parts while visually inspecting the vehicle. The coolant inside the cooling system is under high pressure and temperature. Never open the pressure cap of the degassing tank when the engine is hot. Not taking precautions may lead to serious injury to your skin/eyes.
For optimum performance of the cooling system you must maintain the required coolant level and use only recommended engine coolant.
12.4 Jump Starting
If your vehicle's battery has run down, you may be able to start the engine by using a standalone booster battery or a vehicle with a good condition battery.
But before going ahead with this procedure ensure that the battery is the cause of vehicle not starting. To confirm this, few simple tests can be conducted as follows;;
•  Check the headlights - Are they dim or bright? If they are dim, it's likely your battery is dead. If your headlights are bright, you do not have a dead battery and a jump start may not help
•  Try to start your vehicle -Does it turn over very slowly, or does it crank quickly? If it cranks quickly, you do not have a dead battery and a jump start may not help. If it cranks slowly, or not at all, you probably have a dead battery
Open the bonnet and locate the battery (near the left side fender). Identify the positive and negative terminals.
•  The positive terminal will be marked with a plus sign (+) and will usually have a RED cable attached on it.
•  The negative terminal will be marked with a minus sign (-) and will usually have a BLACK cable attached to it
Check the physical condition of the battery. Inspect batteries for cracks, leaks or any other damage. If you find any of these things, do not jump start the vehicle. Call Mahindra Road Side Assistance or replace the battery. If the weather is very cold, remove the refill caps and check the condition of the electrolyte. If it seems slushy or like ice, do not attempt jump-starting until it thaws.
1. Park the working vehicle near the disabled vehicle. Park the vehicle in such a way that the distance between both vehicle batteries is as small as practical. Turn off the engine, radio, lights, A/C, fans and all other electrical components. Make sure that all of these things are OFF in the disabled vehicle, too
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Don't let the vehicles touch each other.
2. Wear safety gear (goggles or face guard and gloves) if you have it.
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It may be necessary to remove the disabled vehicle’s battery cables from the battery terminals and clean both cables and terminals. Use a stiff wire brush to remove all corrosion. Reconnect the cables to the battery terminals and jump the vehicle.
3. Untangle and unwind your jumper cables. Like your batteries, your jumper cables will probably have red and black cables and will have heavy duty clamps to connect to the battery terminals. You must make sure that the red and black ends of your jumper cables never touch each other once they are connected to the batteries; permitting them to do so can result in serious arcing and/or damage to one or both vehicles
4. Connect the jumper cables in the order described below;
•  Connect one red clamp to the positive (+) terminal of the dead battery/disabled vehicle
•  Connect the other red clamp to the positive (+) terminal of the good battery
•  Connect one black clamp to the negative (-) terminal of the good battery
•  Connect the other black clamp to a piece of grounded metal on the dead vehicle, preferably shiny metal (not painted or oily) that is attached to the engine. Usually a nut, bolt or other protruding shiny metal will work. You may see a small spark when you connect to a good ground. As a last resort, you may connect to the negative (-) post of the dead battery, but this risks igniting hydrogen gas coming off the battery
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Make sure none of the cables are dangling into the engine compartment, where they could be exposed to moving parts.
5. Start the working vehicle. Let it idle for a few minutes. Rev the engine a little above idle for 30 to 60 seconds. You do this to charge the battery in the dead vehicle. A good clean connection between the battery cables and the battery terminals is essential
6. Try to start the disabled vehicle. If it does not start, shut the engine off and disconnect the last connection temporarily while you slightly twist or wiggle each of the four clamps to help ensure a good electrical connection. Restart the working vehicle again. Allow another 5 minutes for charging before attempting to start the disabled vehicle. If this does not work after a few tries, you may need to have the vehicle towed or the battery replaced
7. Remove the jumper cables once the vehicle starts. Do this in the reverse of the order in which they were attached, and don't let any of the cables or clamps touch each other (or dangle into the engine compartment)
•  Disconnect the black clamp from the grounded metal on the dead vehicle