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Issue Date: March 2020
NOTE: Carefully read, understand and follow the instructions provided in this manual, and keep it in a safe place for future reference. If you have any doubt whatsoever regarding the use or care of your vehicle, please visit your Authorised Mahindra Dealer for assistance or advice.
This Owner's Manual should be considered as an integral part of the vehicle and should remain with the vehicle.

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MAHINDRA & MAHINDRA LTD., GATEWAY BUILDING, APOLLO BUNDER, MUMBAI - 400 039
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Important Information – Quick Reference
We strongly urge that you read the information provided in pages referred hereunder which will help in road safety and prevent inconvenience
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Warranty Coverage...............................................................................................................................................
Refer WI&MG* (P.g. 12)
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Roadside Assistance ............................................................................................................................................
Refer WI&MG* (P.g. 8)
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Schedule Service (Free/Paid)...........................................................................................................................
Refer WI&MG* (P.g. 22)
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Maintenance Schedule Chart...........................................................................................................................
Refer WI&MG* (P.g. 24)
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Lubricants and Capacities...........................................................................................................................
Refer WI&MG* (P.g. 27)
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Location Of Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)......................................................................................
Refer (P.g. 1-11)
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Location Of Fuse Box And Fuse Details........................................................................................................
Refer (P.g. 8-12)
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Changing A Flat Tyre.............................................................................................................................................
Refer (P.g. 7-10)
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Understanding The Warning Lamps.............................................................................................................
Refer (P.g. 6-6)
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Use Of Seats Belts And Child Restraint.......................................................................................................
Refer (P.g. 2-3)
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Understanding The Airbag Function..............................................................................................................
Refer (P.g. 2-6)
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If Your Vehicle Is Submerged...........................................................................................................................
Refer (P.g. 4-25)
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Driving Through Water.......................................................................................................................................
Refer (P.g. 4-25)
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Opening And Closing The Hood/Bonnet.....................................................................................................
Refer (P.g. 5-31)
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Location Of Battery And Its Maintenance..................................................................................................
Refer (P.g. 8-12)
 
*Warranty Information & Maintenance Guide
 
1 GENERAL INFORMATION
1.1 Introduction
Dear Customer,
Congratulations on purchasing Mahindra ALTURAS G4. 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 Authorised Mahindra Dealer.
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
1.2 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 Information & Maintenance Guide for future references
1.3 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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1.4 General Safety Information and Instructions
Failure to follow the warnings and instructions provided in this manual could result in failure of the vehicle, an accident and/or serious personal injury.
1. Carefully read, understand and follow the warnings and instructions given in this manual. This manual is an essential part of the product. Keep it in the vehicle’s glove box for future reference.
2. Please note that throughout this manual, reference is made that “an accident” could occur. An accident could cause you or a bystander to sustain personal injury, or result in property damage.
3. Never use a mobile phone or any device with headphone while driving. This may take your focus off the road and lead to accidents.
4. Please be advised that many service and repair tasks require specialised knowledge, tools and experience. General mechanical aptitude may not be sufficient to properly service or repair your vehicle. If you have any doubt whatsoever regarding the ability to properly service or repair your vehicle, please contact your Authorised Mahindra Dealer or a qualified technician.
5. Inspect the seat belt system periodically, checking for cuts, frays or wear in the seat belt webbing, or loose buckles, retractors, anchors or other loose parts. Damaged parts must be replaced immediately.
6. Always start and operate the engine in a well-ventilated area. If in an enclosed area, vent the exhaust to the outside. Do not modify or tamper with the exhaust system.
7. Examine tyres for excessive tread wear and uneven wear patterns. Check for stones, nails, glass, or other objects lodged in the tread and check sidewalls for any cuts, cracks, or other signs of wear. Replace as necessary.
8. Always maintain the safety labels affixed to your vehicle in a good legible condition.
9. All signal lamps, buzzers, shields, guards and other protective safety devices must always remain in place and in good, proper working condition.
10. The lifespan of Mahindra products depend on many factors. Improper use, abuse or harsh use in general may compromise the integrity of the vehicle and significantly reduce its lifespan. The vehicle is also subject to wear over a period of time. Please have your vehicle regularly inspected by an Authorised Mahindra Dealer. If the inspection reveals any damage or excessive wear, immediately replace or have the component serviced.
11. We recommend that you use only genuine parts supplied by Mahindra. The use of non-Mahindra parts will not be covered by warranty.
12. Never crawl under or be in close proximity to the vehicle when it is lifted off the ground (by a jack), unless the vehicle is properly supported with jack stands, wheel chocks and other appropriate safety devices.
13. Never attempt any repairs or adjustments to any component while the vehicle is in motion. Always switch off the engine, and wait for the engine to come to a complete stop before performing any repairs or adjustments.
14. The vehicle identification plates are the only legal identification reference, hence it is necessary to keep them in good condition. Never modify data on the plates or remove them. The customer is responsible for any possible tampering with the plates, which will immediately void the warranty.
15. Do not attempt sharp turns, abrupt manoeuvres, or other unsafe driving actions that can cause loss of vehicle control. When the vehicle is fully loaded, drive at a slow speed, especially when turning. Note that the centre of gravity of the vehicle changes when the vehicle is fully loaded, and also if luggage is mounted on the roof carrier.
1.5 To Owners of a Mahindra Vehicle
When first driving the vehicle after long periods of non-use, you may experience a temporary drive disturbance. This is a characteristic of the tyres and should be no reason for concern. The condition should correct itself within 5-15 kms. of driving. If the disturbance persists, have the tyres checked by an Authorised Mahindra Dealer.
Driving and Alcohol
Your driving ability can be seriously impaired by alcohol even if the blood alcohol level is far below the legal minimum. Drunken driving is one of the most frequent causes of accidents.
Never drink and drive. Drinking and driving will lead to an accident resulting in serious personal injury.
Driving and Drugs/Medication
Your driving ability can be seriously impaired through the use of prescription or non-prescription drugs or medication (even cough syrup). If you are taking any sort of drug or medication, be sure that it will not affect your driving ability.
Mobile Phones Warning
Use of electronic devices such as mobile phones, computers, portable radios or other by the driver while driving is dangerous. In exceptional condition, if use of a mobile phone is necessary despite this warning, use a hands free system to ensure that the hands are free to drive the vehicle. Even handsfree do not ensure that due to distraction an accident will not happen.
Please comply with the legal regulations concerning the use of communication equipment in vehicles in your country.
Driving Long Distances
When you are driving over long distances, follow these tips so that you have a safe journey:
•  Lack of sleep or fatigue will impact your ability to drive safely
•  Exercise your eyes by shifting the focus of your eyes to different parts of the road
•  Use stimulating beverages such as coffee or tea
•  Relax and stay calm
•  Take breaks at regular intervals
Protecting Our Environment
All of us should play our part in protecting our environment. Judicious vehicle usage and ensuring hazardous waste disposal (including cleaning and lubrication fluids) are important steps towards this initiative.
Mahindra vehicles conform to existing emission norms (standards). Adhering to the periodical maintenance schedule and using Mahindra genuine parts will help retain emission performance of the vehicle and is a pre-requisite for emissions warranty coverage.
Servicing
If you have any questions concerning the proper use or maintenance of your vehicle, please call your Authorised Mahindra Dealer. A list of dealers can be found on the Internet.
Alternatively, you can contact us on 1800-209-6006 / customercare@mahindra.com.
Running-in
Driving smoothly during first 1,000 kms. will help to prevent abnormal and premature system wear. Proper running-in will improving the life of drivetrain and vehicle components.
A new engine may consume more oil during the first 1,000 kms. of running. This should be considered as a normal part of break-in and not interpreted as any problem with the engine.
Mahindra Genuine Parts
Mahindra uses high quality parts for building the vehicles.
In the event that any parts need replacement, we recommend that you use only Mahindra genuine parts.
Non-Mahindra parts may harm vehicle performance and will not be covered by your Mahindra warranty.
To avoid counterfeit parts and to protect our brand image, Mahindra genuine parts are packed in a branded carton. Look for the “Mahindra Genuine Parts” logo.
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Any unauthorised modifications or alterations to this vehicle or failure to use appropriate specification and quality spare parts could seriously affect vehicle roadworthiness and safety leading to an accident, resulting in serious injury.
Mahindra Genuine Accessories
A wide selection of quality accessories are available through your Authorised Mahindra Dealer. These accessories have been specifically engineered to allow you to personalise your vehicle to suit your requirements and complement its style and aerodynamic appearance.
Each accessory is made from high quality materials and meets Mahindra's rigid engineering and safety specifications. Every Mahindra accessory installed according to the Mahindra installation provisions comes with the respective accessory warranty.
Consult your Authorised Mahindra Dealer for detailed information about accessories available for your specific model variant.
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
Vehicle Safety
When leaving your vehicle unoccupied:
•  Always remove the smart key when you park the vehicle
•  Close all the windows completely and lock all the doors
•  Do not leave any valuables in your vehicle. If you must leave something in your vehicle, hide them and securely lock all the doors
1.6 Dimensions

Front View
Top View
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Rear View
Side View
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1.7 Technical Specifications
Descriptions
Alturas G4 2WD
Alturas G4 2WD High
Alturas G4 4WD
General
Overall length (mm)
4,850
Overall width (mm)
1,960
Overall height (mm) (with Roof Rails)
1,845
Wheel track
1,620
Fuel
Diesel BS VI
Fuel tank capacity (ℓ)
70L
DEF tank capacity (ℓ)
25L
Minimum turning radius
5.5m
Engine
D22DTR
Numbers of cylinders/Compression ratio
4 / 15.5:1
Total displacement (cc)
2,157
Camshaft arrangement
DOHC
Max. power
133.1 kW / 3,800 rpm
Max. torque
420 Nm / 1,600 ~ 2,600 rpm
Idle speed
720 ± 50 rpm
Cooling system
Water-cooled / forced circulation
Coolant capacity (ℓ)
10.2
Lubrication type
Gear pump, forced circulation
Max. oil capacity (ℓ)
6.0
Turbocharger and cooling type
Turbocharger, air-cooled
Automatic Transmission
Model
Electronic, 7-speed
Gear ratio
1st
4.377
2nd
2.859
3rd
1.921
4th
1.368
5th
1.000
6th
0.820
7th
0.728
Reverse 1st
3.416
Reverse 2nd
2.231
Transfer Case
Model
Part-time
Type
Planetary gear type
Gear ratio
High (4H)
1.000 : 1
Low (4L)
2.483 : 1
Power Steering
Type
Rack and pinion
Steering angle
Inner / Outer
39.6° / 33.6°
Front Axle
Drive shaft type
Ball joint type
Axle housing type
Build-up type
Rear Axle
Drive shaft type
Semi-floating type
Axle housing type
Build-up type
Brake
Master cylinder type
Tandem type
Booster type
Vacuum assisted booster type
Brake type
Front wheels
Disc type
Rear wheels
Disc type
Parking brake
Electronic Parking Brake with Auto Hold
Suspension
Front suspension
Double - wishbone + coil spring
Rear suspension
5-link + coil spring
Air Conditioner
Refrigerant (capacity)
R-134a / 850 ± 30g
Electrical
Battery type / Capacity (V-AH)
12 - 90
Starter capacity (V-kW)
12 - 2.2
Alternator capacity (V-A)
14 - 140
1.8 Vehicle Identification
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1.9 Quick Guide Front Overview
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1.10 Quick Guide Rear Overview
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1.11 Quick Guide IP Overview - I
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1.12 Quick Guide IP Overview - II
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1.13 Quick Guide IP Overview - III
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1.14 Quick Guide (Interior - Luggage Compartment and Rear Seats)
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1.15 Engine Compartment
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1.16 Quick Guide (Warning and Indicator Lights)
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2 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
2.1 Checks Before Starting a Journey
2.1.1 Check the Vehicle Outside
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•  Make sure to carry out the daily inspections before starting off your vehicle
•  Check the tyre inflation and wear. Clean the windshield and rear glasses, side mirrors, and room mirror
•  Make sure that the engine hood and tailgate are properly closed
•  Make sure that there are no obstacles in the danger area around the vehicle
•  Make sure that there is not any trace of leak around the vehicle
•  Check the state of various lamps
For details, refer to chapter 8"Service and maintenance
Check the part that can be viewed with your own eyes, such as fluid leaks on the battery or radiator.
2.1.2 Inside of Engine Compartment
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•  Check the engine oil and other fluid/oil levels in the engine compartment
•  Check the washer fluid level and add if necessary
If the level of various types of fluids goes down very fast, have the vehicle checked and serviced at a Mahindra Dealer or Mahindra Authorised Service Centre.
2.1.3 Check the tyre
•  Using wheel and tyre other than the specified sizes could cause unusual handling characteristics and poor vehicle control, resulting in a serious accident
•  The use of tyre sizes other than the specified sizes may cause abnormal operation of the steering wheel, increase fuel consumption, increase braking distance, vibration, improper operation of ABS/ESP, or uneven tyre wear. It may also damage the powertrain of the vehicle
•  Use only the same tyres from same tyre manufacturer for all the wheels. Otherwise, the powertrain may be damaged
•  Check the tyre inflation and wear everyday and replace if necessary
•  Be sure to keep the specified tyre inflation pressure
•  Check and adjust the tyre inflation pressure, including the spare wheel, before any long journey. When driving the vehicle with insufficient tyre inflation pressure, the tyre could be blown out, because of standing wave symptom, resulting in severe injury and death
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What is “Standing Wave”?
During driving, the rotating tyre repeats deformation and restoring movement in its tread portion. However, when a tyre with insufficient inflation pressure rolls on the road with high speed, a wave-like deformation occurs in the radial direction near and behind the tyre tread portion. This wavy deformation is called “standing wave”. If this symptom lasts for an extended period of time, the tyre could be blown out in a short period of time.
2.1.4 Sitting on Seat in Correct Position
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Sit on the seat in correct position before driving off for safety.
1. Sit upright in the centre of the driver seat with the hip against the rear of the seat cushion where it meets the seatback
2. Adjust the driver seat position and height of the seat cushion so that you can rest your foot on the brake pedal naturally
3. Adjust the seatback angle and steering position with the back against the seatback so that you can put your hands on top of the steering wheel comfortably
4. Adjust the height of the head restraint so that the centre of the head restraint is aligned with the top of the ears
The travel range of the driver seat and steering wheel may vary depending on the vehicle model.
2.1.5 Check the Vehicle Inside
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•  Adjust the driver’s seat, headrest and steering wheel for comfortable driving
•  Adjust the outside and inside rear view mirrors
Do not attempt to adjust the driver’s seat, headrest, rear view mirrors, or steering wheel while driving. Adjustments should be done before driving.
•  Do not put anything under driver’s seat
•  Do not leave empty bottles or cans near or under the driver’s seat. If it hinders the brake or accelerator pedal operation, it may cause an unexpected accident
•  Only use a floor mat with the correct size for your vehicle. And, make sure not to move the mat while driving. If it hinders the brake or accelerator pedal operation, it may cause an unexpected accident
•  Do not wear the uncomfortable shoes such as high heal or slippers when driving
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•  Check that all appropriate warning lights, indicators and gauges (fuel, vehicle speed, engine rpm) are operating when turning the ignition key to the “ON” position
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•  Check the operations of the accelerator pedal, and brake pedal
•  Operate the EPB (Electric Parking Brake) switch and check if an operating sound is heard and the parking brake is applied. If the parking brake is not applied, have the vehicle checked and serviced at a Mahindra Dealer or Mahindra Authorised Service Centre
Release the parking brake and check that the Brake warning light on the instrument cluster is turned off.
When releasing the parking brake, firmly press the brake pedal so that the vehicle is completely stationary.
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•  Fasten the seat belts and be sure that all other occupants have fastened theirs properly
•  Do not drive with a twisted or tangled seat belt
•  Slide the latch plate of the seat belt into the buckle until you hear a “click”
Do not recline the seatback with the seat belt fastened. You could slide under the seat belt, which could result in serious injury or death.
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•  Keep the safety precautions for seat belt (refer to chapter 2)
•  Objects placed in the rear seat or luggage room must not exceed the height of the seat. It may fall down during the hard braking and could result in an unexpected accident
•  Make sure that there are no person or obstacles in the dangerous area around the vehicle
•  Keep the brake pedal depressed when releasing the parking brake
2.2  Safety Instructions
2.2.1 Airbag
•  The airbags must never be impacted by hand or with tools
•  The air bag system serves as a supplement to the seat belt. Make sure that you and your passengers always fasten the seat belts properly even if the air bags are installed in the vehicle
•  Do not place any objects on the air bag inflation location. You may be injured by those objects during deployment
•  Do not diagnose the circuit with a circuit tester. Do not attempt to modify any air bag components including the steering wheel, air bag mounting area, and harness
•  Never instal a child restraint in the front seat. The children sitting in the restraint could be seriously injured by the air bag in a collision
•  The deployed air bag unit should be removed from the vehicle and replaced with a new one
•  When the air bag is deployed, the relevant components will be very hot, so do not touch them until they have cooled down
•  A person who is smaller than 140 cm should sit in the rear seat
•  The air bags deploying in the front seat could harm your pet in an accident. Your pet should be restrained in the rear seat with pet harnesses or carriers
2.2.2 Infant, Child, Old Person
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•  Never leave infants and children unattended in the vehicle with the doors locked. They can move the vehicle unexpectedly. They can be suffocated in especially hot weather
•  To prevent children from interfering with your driving by accidental movements or misusing of devices, children should sit in the rear seat
•  Do not let children, infants, old people, or a pregnant woman sit in the front passenger seat with the airbag. The degree of shock of the airbag’s expansion can be fatal or inflict serious injuries to such passengers. An infant or small child should always be restrained in a proper infant or child restraint in rear seat
2.2.3 Any child must be seated in rear seat with proper restraint system
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Always transport children in the rear seat and use appropriate child restraints. Engage the child protection lock system of the rear doors, so that children in rear seats cannot open the rear doors. Sudden braking or a collision without proper child restraint can cause severe injury or death to children.
2.2.4 No Alcohol, Drugs!
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•  Avoid driving for an extended period of time. Driving continuously without rest makes you prone to dozing off and thus causes an accident. For your safety, take rest every 2 hours
•  Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is prohibited. It impairs judgement, making driving highly risky. Drunk driving is also a legal offence
•  Driving after taking medicine can be more dangerous than the drunk driving depending on the medicine you took. Therefore, do not drive the car after taking medicine
2.2.5 When Sleeping in Your Vehicle
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•  Do not sleep in a parked car with closed windows. In particular, if you stay or sleep in the car with the engine running and the air conditioner or heater turned on, you can suffocate to death
•  Sleeping in a closed space with the engine running puts you at high risk of suffocation from the exhausts
•  While sleeping, you may accidentally touch the gear shift lever or accelerator and thereby cause an accident
•  While sleeping in the car with the engine running, you may accidentally step on the accelerator, thereby overheating the engine and exhaust pipe and causing a fire
2.2.6 Do not Drive with Tailgate or Doors Open
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•  Do not run the engine with the tailgate open to avoid exhaust gas entering into passenger compartment
•  If you drive your vehicle with the tailgate open, loose objects inside the vehicle may cause an accident
•  Driving the vehicle with the doors open puts the passenger at risk of being thrown out, which can cause serious injury
•  Always drive the vehicle with the doors and tailgate locked. Opening a door during driving, especially by children, may cause a serious accident
2.2.7 Do not Stick any Part of Your Body Out of the Window or Sunroof
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Do not stick any part of your body out of the window or sunroof while the car is running or while you are manoeuvring to park. You might be hurt by the passing vehicles or other unseen obstacles.
2.2.8 Power Window
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•  When you operate the rear windows from the driver’s seat while a child sits in the rear, make sure that no body part of the child is between the window and the window frame
•  Make sure that all passengers have their body parts such as hands inside the vehicle
•  When closing the windows, be aware of safety conditions before operation
2.2.9 Check for any Passing Vehicle When Getting Off
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When getting off, check the rear and side of the car for passing vehicles or pedestrians.
Vehicles or motorcycles coming from the rear, if unchecked, might stumble on you when you open the door.
2.2.10 Stopping and Parking the Vehicle
•  Never leave infants and children unattended in the vehicle with the doors locked. They can move the vehicle unexpectedly. They can be suffocated especially in hot weather
•  When parking the vehicle on a hilly road, apply the parking brake and chock the blocks under the wheels. And place the gear shift lever in “P” for vehicles
•  If possible, do not stop and park the vehicle on the steep road
•  If possible, do not park the vehicle in a humid area or enclosed area
•  Do not park in places where hay, foliage, paper, rags, oil, or other easily inflammable materials are kept. While driving or after immediately driving, the muffler and exhaust pipe are hot; inflammable materials near the vehicle might cause a fire
•  Apply the parking brake when you park the vehicle
•  Do not use “P” position as a parking brake. Securely apply the parking brake when you park the vehicle
2.2.11 Warming up the Engine
•  Do not drive without warming up the engine. Driving immediately after starting the engine may decrease the engine’s life expectancy. Warm up the engine before moving your vehicle
•  Do not warm up the engine excessively. Warm up the engine just until the coolant temperature gauge begins to move
•  Excessive engine warming increases the fuel consumption and air pollution. An optimised warming up time is approx. 2 minutes
•  Do not warm up in an airtight space. Exhaust fumes may result in toxicities
Do not accelerate the engine during the warming up period
2.2.12 Do not Stop the Engine While Driving
Do not stop the engine while driving. Otherwise, it makes the steering wheel heavier, the brake performance lower and, consequently, gets extremely dangerous.
2.2.13 Do not use a Cellular Phone While Driving
Using your cellular phone while driving will distract yourself and may cause an accident. If necessary, pull over your vehicle safely to use your cellular phone.
2.2.14 Prohibition of Sudden Accelerating, Braking and Starting
Do not accelerate, start and brake the vehicle suddenly. Otherwise, it may increase fuel consumption and cause risk of a car accident. Accelerate or decelerate softly.
2.2.15 Do not Turn the Steering Wheel Abruptly
Abrupt operation of steering wheel makes the vehicle unstable and may cause an accident.
2.2.16 Do not run the Engine in an Enclosed Area
Leaving the engine running in an enclosed place with no air ventilation, might result in death from carbon monoxide poisoning.
2.2.17 When Passing the Intersection or Railway Crossing
When passing the intersection or railway crossing, stop the vehicle to check the safety and drive through as fast as you can while using low speed gear and without shifting the gear. If the engine is turned off in the middle of the intersection or railway crossing, get someone to help you and move the car to a safe place quickly.
2.2.18 Hazardous Materials
Do not store any flammable items or disposable lighters in the console box or other spaces. In hot weather, they can explode and cause a fire.
2.2.19 Extinguisher
For safety, we strongly recommend that you have an extinguisher in your vehicle. Keep it ready for use at any time. Be familiar with how to use it.
2.2.20 Engine Brake
When driving down a long slope, use the engine brake effect by downshifting the transmission in steps according to the driving conditions while using the service brake. An excessive operation of the service brake could result in a “Fade” or “Vapour Lock” effect
2.2.21 System Protection (Delayed Acceleration)
Do not depress the brake pedal while driving with the accelerator pedal depressed. Otherwise, the response from accelerator pedal may be delayed. This symptom is the safety function to protect the vehicle’s powertrain system. This symptom can be eliminated if you depress and release the accelerator pedal once with the brake pedal not depressed.
Fade?
Reduction or loss in braking force due to loss of friction between the brake pads and discs, caused by heat build-up through repeated or prolonged brake application.
Vapour Lock?
When the brake is excessively applied on a downhill, some bubbles can be formed in brake cylinder or in brake lines. Because of these bubbles, hydraulic braking pressure cannot be transferred to braking units of the vehicle despite the fully depressed brake pedal.
2.2.22 Be Careful With Accessories
Do not attach accessories or other unnecessary things to your car’s windows as they might interfere with your driving. Attached accessories can work as a convex lens and cause a fire or cause an accident.
2.2.23 Be Careful While Checking Coolant
To avoid being scalded, do not open the engine coolant reservoir cap when the engine is hot .
Do not open the coolant reservoir cap when the engine and the radiator are hot. The cooling system may splash hot coolant if the cap is removed, causing serious injuries.
2.2.24 Cabin Ventilation
•  Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, can be emitted from the materials in the cabin of the vehicle parked for a long time in direct sunlight. Therefore, to prevent the driver and passengers from being exposed to these harmful chemicals and keep the comfortable indoor environment, open all windows of the vehicle which is parked under the sun prior to entering
•  Prolonged driving without proper ventilation can cause headache and dizziness. Set the air source selection switch to the fresh air intake mode for as long as possible or open the windows periodically while driving
2.3 Vehicle Care
2.3.1 Break-in Period
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There are no particular break-in rules for your new vehicle. However, following a few simple precautions for the first 1000 km can add to good future performance, fuel economy and long life of your vehicle.
•  Allow the engine to warm up after starting
•  Avoid harsh operations such as abrupt starts, sudden acceleration and prolonged high speed driving
•  Do not race the engine
•  Do not maintain a single speed for long period of time. Varying engine speed is needed to properly break-in the engine. Avoid overload when climbing
•  Check the engine oil level more frequently until 5000 km of driving and add the oil if necessary
2.3.2 Always Use Mahindra Genuine Parts
•  You can maintain the safety and performance of your car by using only specified parts or Mahindra genuine parts
•  You can distinguish specified parts by their part numbers and hologram
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•  The warranty does not cover problems caused by using non genuine parts
•  You can distinguish an authentic Mahindra genuine part by its hologram
2.3.3 Cleaning Agents
Follow the manufacturer’s advice whenever cleaning agents or other chemicals are used for the inside or the outside of the vehicle. Some cleaners may be poisonous or flammable, and improper use may cause personal injury or damage. When cleaning the inside or outside of the vehicle, do not use volatile cleaning solvents such as: acetone, lacquer thinners, enamel reducers, nail polish removers; or cleaning materials such as laundry soaps, bleaches or reducing agents, except as noted in the fabric cleaning advice on stain removal. Never use carbon tetrachloride, petrol, benzene, or naphtha for any cleaning purpose. Open all vehicle doors for ventilation when any cleaning agents or other chemicals are used in the interior. Overexposure to some vapours may result in a health problem which is more likely to occur in small, unventilated spaces. To avoid possible permanent discolouration of light coloured seats, do not let materials with non-fast colours come in contact with seat trim materials until these materials are totally dry. This includes certain types of casual clothing, such as coloured denims, corduroys, leathers and suedes; also, decorative paper, etc.
2.3.4 Vehicle Washing
To avoid corrosion, wash your vehicle as soon as possible after driving on a coastal road (salted road), on a road where the snow removal chemicals (calcium chloride etc.) has been spread, in the area where the atmospheric fallout/industrial pollutants exists, or on a muddy or dusty road. Also, immediately wash your vehicle when things such as tree sap or bird droppings get on the painted surface.
Do not wash your vehicle under direct sunlight. Always wash your vehicle in the shade. If your vehicle has been parked under direct sunlight for a long period, let it cool sufficiently before washing.
How To Wash:
•  Rinse the vehicle thoroughly with cool water to remove dust and loose dirt
•  Clean the vehicle thoroughly using a mild soap or detergent mixed with clean and lukewarm water. Start at the top and work your way down
•  Check whether the vehicle is smeared with tree sap, coal tar or other foreign materials. Rinse them off while paying particular attention not to damage the painted surface
•  Remove the moisture using a soft cloth. If you detect any stone chips or scratches in the painted surface, to prevent corrosion, touch them up immediately
•  You should allow enough space between a high-pressure water gun and your vehicle when washing the car with a high pressure cleaner. When the water gun is too close to the vehicle body, the high pressure of the water gun can cause painted surface damage of the panels or malfunction of the sensors on the bumper
•  Be careful not to damage the air spoiler when cleaning the vehicle in an automatic car wash
•  Wash your car by hand or using an automatic car washing machine. Avoid using a high pressure cleaner as much as possible to maintain and manage the car performance. The high water pressure can cause painted surface damage of the panels or malfunction of the sensors on the bumper. In case where using a high pressure cleaner is unavoidable, pay attention to the conditions of your car by allowing enough space between a high-pressure water gun and your vehicle
•  If the engine compartment is cleaned with water (or high-pressure car washing), the water may go into the electrical circuits or air ducts located on the engine compartment, which causes the vehicle not to manoeuver properly
•  After washing the vehicle, check whether the brake is affected by water by testing the brake operation while driving the vehicle at low speed
2.3.5 Bumper Washing
•  Remove the dirt or dust first with water and a sponge
•  If the bumper is contaminated by engine oil or any lubricants, wipe it off using mild soapy water
Do not use abrasive wax and strong cleaning materials such as steel wool which will scratch the vehicle body and bumper.
2.3.6 Care and Cleaning of the Interior
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With the use of modern trim materials, it is very important that you use proper cleaning techniques and cleaners. Failing to do this on the first cleaning may result in water spots, spot rings, or setting of stains or soils. All of which are more difficult to remove in a second cleaning.
Dust and loose dirt that are accumulated on interior fabrics should be frequently removed with a vacuum cleaner or soft bristle brush. Wipe vinyl or leather trim regularly with a clean damp cloth. Normal trim soils, spots or stains can be cleaned with cleaners.
•  Use only the mild detergent or cleaning agent with a small amount of alcohol when cleaning the leather product (steering wheel, seats etc.). Strong acid/alkali detergent or the cleaning agent with plenty of alcohol may cause the discolouration and peeling of surface
•  The Leather Seat Maintenance is necessary on Quarterly basis with dedicated Leather Milk or Cream in order to feed the Leather and avoid any cracks on the seats and conserving the original look and comfort of the seat
To prevent from burning and electric shock, turn off the interior lights before cleaning the vehicle interior.
Seat Belt Care
•  Keep belts clean and dry
•  Clean seat belts only with mild soap and lukewarm water
•  Do not bleach or dye belts since this may severely weaken them
2.3.7 Glass Surfaces
Glass surfaces should be cleaned on a regular basis. The use of a glass cleaner or a liquid household glass cleaner will remove normal tobacco smoke and dust films.
Never use abrasive cleaners on any vehicle glass, as they may cause scratches. If abrasive cleaners are used on the inside of the rear window, any electric demister element may be damaged. Avoid placing decals on the inside rear window, since they may have to be scraped off later.
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield
If your windshield is not clear after using the windshield washer, or if the wiper blade chatters when running, wax or another material may be on the blade or windshield, clean the outside of the windshield with cleaning powder or an equivalent non abrasive cleaner. Your windshield is clean if beads do not form when rinsing with water.
•  Be careful not to damage the heated wire
•  Do not instal the additional tinting film other than factory setting on the windshield and rear glass. Otherwise, it may affect the operation of heated wire in the glasses
•  The vehicle with the rain sensor and the auto light sensor on windshield should be handled carefully. If the sensor installation area is dirty or corrupted by agent, the sensor may not work properly
Warnings for Window Tinting
•  All vehicles from our factory have tinted windshield and rear window which meet the specified percentage of visible light transmission (VLT). Do not tint the windows of the vehicle delivered from the factory. Tinted window with certain percentage of VLT might be a legal requirement
•  Make sure that no liquid solution for application of tint film flows into the electronic components of the vehicle to prevent error or malfunction
•  Do not modify or apply additional sun films on the windshield and rear window of the vehicle with heated window system. Sharp edge of a knife or work tool may damage the heated wire and cause electrical shocks
•  The tinted windshield and rear window with very low VLT and enhanced solar control characteristics reduce visibility significantly, especially at night or in the rain, causing unexpected safety problems
2.3.8 Care and Cleaning of the Exterior
Exterior Finish
The paint finish on your vehicle provides beauty, depth of colour, gloss retention, and durability.
Washing your Vehicle
The best way to preserve your vehicle’s finish is to keep it clean by frequent washing.
Wash the vehicle with lukewarm or cold water.
Do not use hot water or wash your vehicle under direct sunlight.
Do not use a strong soap or chemical detergent.
All cleaning agents should be washed promptly from the surface and not allowed to dry on the finish.
Mahindra vehicles are designed to operate under normal environmental conditions and to withstand the natural elements. However, unusual conditions, such as high pressure car washers, may cause water to enter the inside of your vehicle.
Polishing and Waxing
Periodic polishing and waxing is recommended to remove surface residue from your paint finish. Approved products are supplied through your Mahindra Dealer.
Protecting Exterior Bright Metal Parts
Bright metal parts should be cleaned regularly to keep their lustre.
Special care should be taken when cleaning the alluminium trim. To avoid damaging the protective trim, never use automotive or chrome polish, steam, or caustic soap to clean the alluminium trim. A coating of wax is recommended for all bright metal parts.
Cleaning alluminium Wheels, Alloy Wheels, and Wheel Covers
•  Do not use abrasive cleaners, polishes, solvents, wire brushes or cleaning brushes for cleaning, as they could damage the finish
•  Use neutral detergents for cleaning the wheel, as acid or alkaline detergents could damage the wheel cover
•  Clean the wheels after driving on a coastal road to prevent the wheel from being corroded
Never clean the alluminium wheel or alloy wheel with acidic or alkalic detergents. Otherwise, wheel’s protective finish could be damaged.
2.3.9 Corrosion Protection
Your car was designed to resist corrosion. When it was built, special and protective finishes were used on most parts of your car to help maintain a good appearance, strength and reliable operation. Some parts which normally are not visible (such as certain parts located in the engine compartment and the underbody of the vehicle) are such that surface rust will not affect their reliability. Therefore, corrosion protection is not needed or used on these parts.
Sheet Metal Damage
If your car is damaged and requires body panel repair or replacement, make sure the body repair shop applies proper anticorrosion material to the parts repaired or replaced so that corrosion protection is restored.
Foreign Material Deposits
Calcium chloride and other salts, deicing agents, road oil and tar, tree sap, bird droppings, chemicals from industrial chimneys and other foreign materials may damage vehicle finishes if left on painted surface. Prompt washing may not completely remove all of these deposits. Other cleaners may be needed. When using chemical cleaners, be sure they are safe for use on painted surfaces.
Finish Damage
Any stone chips, fractures or deep scratches in the finish should be repaired promptly. Bare metal will corrode quickly and may develop into a major repair expense. Minor chips and scratches can be repaired with touch-up materials. Larger areas of finish damage can be corrected in your Mahindra Dealers body and paint shop.
Underbody Maintenance
Corrosive materials used for ice and snow removal and dust control can accumulate on the underbody. If these materials are not removed, accelerated corrosion (rust) can occur on underbody parts such as the fuel lines, frame, floor pan, and the exhaust system even though they have been provided with corrosion protection. At least every spring, flush these materials from the underbody with plain water. Take care to clean any area where mud and other debris can accumulate.
Sediment packed in closed areas of the frame should be loosened before being flushed. If desired, your Mahindra Dealers can do this service for you.
•  When the engine is washed, fuel, grease or oil residues are washed off. Therefore you should use only a filling station or a Mahindra Dealers who has oil separator equipment in the car wash bay
•  Used engine oil, brake fluid, transmission fluid, antifreeze, batteries, and tyres should be disposed by using the local Authorised waste disposal facilities, or have them disposed of by the vendor who is under a statutory obligation to do so when you replace them
•  None of these items should be placed in the household recycling bins or poured into the sewage system
•  Everyone should be concerned about environmental protection
•  Help by doing your share
•  When a strong multi-purpose, acid, or alkaline detergent is used to clean up the surface of the painted body, side mirrors, windshield, plastic mouldings or leather, changes, fading of colours or rusting can happen
•  When the windshield is cleaned with an oil-contained or waxed towel, strange sounds and vibrations may occur on the windshield surface when the wipers are operating. Also, decreased visibility, reflection at night, or poor removal of water on the windshield may happen. Do not clean the windshield with an oil-contained or waxed towel
•  An abrasive detergent may damage the painted surface of your vehicle, including the bumper. Do not buff or polish your vehicle with an abrasive detergent
•  An acid or alkaline detergent may damage the painted surface of the alluminium or alloy wheels
•  When chemical products are used to clean up the interior, the chemical products may change some colours or distort the shape of some interior parts
•  When cleaning up interior parts, do not use chemical products such as acetone, enamel or bleach
2.3.10 Cautions for Vehicle Key (Smart Key)
•  Be careful not to lose any of your smart key. If you lose your keys, you have to replace the whole key set to prevent the vehicle from theft
•  Do not throw or drop a smart key. The key will be damaged by the impact. Do not let the key fall into water
•  Use only the specified battery. Do not mistake the polarity
2.3.11 System Safety Mode
The protective measures including illumination of engine warning lamp and reduced engine power are taken (engine turned off in worst case) when there is a critical fault in the system or a malfunction in the major electrical or fuel system. This indicates the system entering the safety mode to protect the vehicle’s drive system.
•  If the safety mode is activated, pull over and stop the vehicle to a safe location immediately and contact your Mahindra dealer. Then drive slowly or have the vehicle towed to a Mahindra Dealer or Mahindra Authorised Service Centre according to the dealer’s instruction and have your vehicle checked by a mechanic
•  If you continue to drive in this state, normal driving is not maintained due to the fixed engine rpm and engine can stop. But even more importantly, continued driving with this state may damage the drive system
2.3.12 Fuel Recommendation
Commercially available high-quality fuels are suitable. Fuel quality has a decisive influence on the power output, driveability and life of the engine. The additives contained in the fuel play an important role in this connection. You should therefore use only high-quality fuels.
Diesel Engine
Use diesel fuel meeting to Indian standard IS 1460; 2017 BS VI.
Vehicle Fuelling from Drums or Storage Containers
For safety reasons (particularly when using non-commercial fuelling systems) fuel containers, pumps and hoses must be properly earthed.
Static electricity build-up can occur under certain atmospheric and fuel flow conditions if unearthed hoses, particularly plastic, are fitted to the fuel dispensing pump.
It is therefore recommended that earthed pumps with integrally earthed hoses be used, and that storage containers be properly earthed during all noncommercial fueling operations.
2.3.13 Water-in-Fuel Warning Lamp
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When the water in the fuel filter exceeds a certain level, this warning light and an alarming sound are activated. In addition, the driving force of the vehicle decreases.
Water separating interval: whenever changing the engine oil
•  If the water separator warning light comes on, have the system checked by a Mahindra Dealer or Mahindra Authorised Service Centre
•  The fuel system in the engine may suffer serious damage if you keep driving while the warning light is on
•  If you add inappropriate grade fuel that has a high water content, the warning light of the water separator comes on early. Never use a low quality fuel
2.3.14 Engine Check Indicator
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The Engine check indicator on the instrument cluster comes on when the fuel or major electronic systems of the engine are not working properly. As a result, the engine’s power output may decrease or the engine may stall. If this happens, please visit the nearest Mahindra dealer or Mahindra Authorised Service Centre.
2.4 Precautions Regarding UnAuthorised Modification & Alteration
2.4.1 Do Not Modify This Vehicle
If unAuthorised notifications are made on the vehicle, the company is not liable for repairing the modified parts even during the term of warranty. Other part problems caused by modification are also not covered..
The vehicle you bought is equipped with a large number of precision parts that have passed through countless experiments and tests. These parts are deeply and systematically interwoven. Therefore, if any part is modified or altered without authorization, said parts may be damaged from the decrease in performance or overloading, which can then cause critical damage to the vehicle and human life.
Do not modify without authorization the driving gear system, including the engine, just to upgrade the vehicle’s performance and beauty.
•  UnAuthorised modification of the engine or parts for the exhaust is prohibited
Changing without authorization the preset value in the fuel supply system and inlet, exhaust and electric systems, and changing or adding unAuthorised parts is illegal and may cause serious problem with the vehicle’s durability.
If you instal a wheel dust cover on the tyres to enhance the beauty of tyre parts, the heat caused by friction in braking might bring serious problems in performance, causing vapour Lock and Fade phenomena.
Do not modify the car’s audio system and instal other additional electronic devices such as wireless communication equipment, rear view camera, LCD TV, and remote starting device.
This vehicle’s electronic system contains electronic circuits and fuses for the installation of standard electric and electronic devices. If you add new devices or circuits using the several existing devices and circuits at a time, electric and electronic devices can be damaged from overloading and may ignite. In addition, when you do drilling work in installing devices such as an antenna may expose the vehicle to rusting.
Do not use the nonstandard tyres, wheels, and other related parts.
Installing nonstandard tyres such as tyres with greater width than prescribed can wear out the power delivery system or friction-damage related parts. In addition, other problems such as increase of fuel consumption and braking distance, vehicle’s shudder, and decrease of steering power can all degrade the vehicle’s performance. The speedometer and odometer can also become inaccurate. The vehicle with automatic transmission may have the shock in changing the speed.
Do not equip the sunroof or colour glasses at your discretion.
If you install a sunroof by cutting the vehicle’s roof, rust and leakage may occur in the cut part. Installing colour glasses to block ultraviolet rays and better appearance may cause leakage and other many problems.
Do not equip the vehicle with bumper guards sold in the market.
Installing bumper guard or other guard bars that are being sold in the market may cause problems in parking and stopping due to the extended length of vehicle, and increase in fuel consumption due to additional vehicle weight, and rusting may occur in the holes for equipping the guards. And because of the absence of shock absorber in the bumper guard, even accidents during low-speed driving will be much serious compared with the damage that unmodified cars might sustain.
Do not modify or replace the vehicle flooring or the seats at your discretion. (if equipped)
•  When replacing the interior flooring of vehicle with laminated paper
To improve the comfort of cushion and to facilitate the cleaning of the vehicle, some drivers replace the flooring with laminated paper after removing the seats. However, this may cause damage to the various electronic system control units and wiring. This also may hinder the function of the seat rail that enables for the seat to move forward and backward. In this case, the locking system to fix the location of seats may malfunction, which might lead to a serious accident if the loose seats tilt forward or backward during an uphill climb or downhill descent.
•  When exchanging the seats with new ones or equipping separate seat covers
There are several types of seat covers according to role and function although with the same vehicle type. Replacing the seats with new ones may alter the wiring system or over-use the wires because a seat has various electric connections and wiring diagram. As mentioned earlier, this may damage the wiring and related equipment or cause fire due to the overloading on the rated capacity.
In addition, replacing the seat cover may damage the electronic equipment caused by cut or pressured wire. Such a situation may also cause ventilation problems, fire, or noise.
Do not equip with a separate accessory or assistant device on the vehicle operational device.
Making the selection lever longer or equipping with an accelerator pedal and brake pedal pad may make the driver prone to make a mistake while driving.
Do not instal products that may decrease the driving resistance such as sticker, moulding, air dam, or wind proofing products.
The sticker’s adhesives may damage the coated surface of the vehicle. If parts of the car are drilled to attach moulding and other functional parts, the area near the holes will rust and other unfamiliar sound may occur while driving. Especially, if the attached parts are not fixed well, it may damage the vehicle or even cause a fatal accident.
In using audio in the vehicle, do not use illegally copied CD and DVD, which violates relevant laws. Such discs can also cause malfunction of the audio head unit and changer. In addition, such discs may also not play properly.
When installing the vehicle with unauthorised parts or modifying it in ways including the cases mentioned previously, please keep in mind that the changed parts and related problems with changed auto parts shall not be covered by warranty.
3 SAFETY UNIT
3.1 Seat


Configuration
 
Front seat
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1. Front seat
 
2. Sliding head restraint
 
3. Driver seat ventilation switch
 
4. Passenger seat ventilation switch
 
5. Driver seat easy access*
 
6. Seatback reclining adjustment
 
7. Seat cushion tilt adjustment (driver seat)
 
8. Seat height adjustment
 
9. Seat slide adjustment
 
Rear seat
 
10. Second row seat
 
11. Head restraint
 
12. Armrest (cup holder)
 
13. Seat double folding lever (strap)
 
14. Seat back folding (reclining) lever (strap)
 
15. Third row seat
 
* if equipped
3.2 Front Seat
3.2.1 Height Adjustment of Head Restraint
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To raise the head restraint, pull it up without pressing the release button. To lower the head restraint, press the release button (1) on top of the seat back and push the head restraint down.
Adjust the height of the head restraint so that the centre of the head restraint is aligned with the eye level.
Do not apply excessive force to the head restraint during adjustment. It may get damaged.
Removed or improperly adjusted head restraints can result in serious head and neck injuries in case of a collision.
3.2.2 Forward and Backward Adjustment of Head Restraint
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The head restraint can be adjusted forward to three different positions by pulling the headrest forward. To push the head restraint backward, pull it fully forward to the farthest position and release it. Adjust the head restraint so that it properly supports the head and neck.
3.2.3 Removal/Installation of Headrest
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Removal
1. Recline the front seat back.
2. Raise the head restraint as far as it can go and pull the head restraint up.
Installation
1. Recline the front seat back.
2. Put the head restraint posts into the holes on the seat back..
3. Push the head restraint downwards to the desired position while pressing the Release button (1).
4. Then return the seat back to the original position.
Do not adjust the driver’s seat when the vehicle is moving. Control of the vehicle can be lost.
3.2.4 Power Seat Adjustment (if equipped)
The advanced power seat provides 8-way electrical adjustments for the driver seat. It is equipped with electrically-operated power slider, power recliner, power seat cushion and power height adjustment mechanisms.
The graphics on the switches guide you to the function it has been assigned.
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•  Make sure that your seat is completely locked after adjusting
•  Excessive operation of power seat may cause a problem for other electric devices. Stop operating the power seat immediately after getting the desired seat position
•  Be sure to operate the electric seat button one by one . Do not use two or more seat adjustment buttons simultaneously. It may damage the motor.
•  Folding the front seatback forward after sliding the front seat to the front-most position with the head restraint and seat cushion at their highest position can damage the sun visor and surrounding components.
•  The power seat can be activated with the ignition off. However, the extended use of the power seat switch with the engine off may wear down your battery.
•  Do not attempt to operate more than one seat adjustment switch at a time. It can damage the seat motor. Always use one adjustment switch after an adjustment is made.
•  Do not try to adjust the seat position using the switch if the seat does not move any further or touches any object.
3.2.5 Manual Seat Adjustment (if equipped)
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To move the seat forward or backward, pull and hold the seat slide lever up and move the seat as desired. Then, release the lever.
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To lower the seat cushion, push the lever down several times.
To raise the seat cushion, pull the lever up several times.
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To change the seat back angle, lean forward slightly and raise the lever. Then, lean back to the desired angle and release the lever. After adjusting, make sure the lever is returned to its original position and the seat back is locked.
•  Do not adjust the driver’s seat when the vehicle is moving. Control of the vehicle could be lost
•  Pay attention to the passenger in rear seat when adjusting the seat
3.3 Second Row Seat
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3.3.1 Folding and Tumbling Second Row Seat
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•  To prevent the seat belt from being damaged, insert the seat belt into the webbing guide
•  Push down the head restraint fully
Move the head restraint to the lowest position and raise the seat backrest right in front of it upright.
If any interference occurs when folding or unfolding the seat, the intervention area of the seat may be damaged.
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•  Fold the seat back (B) by pulling the seat back reclining adjustment lever (A)
Make sure that the seat back is secured by pressing down the top of the folded seat back before tumbling the seat. If the seat back is loose, it can interfere with the front seat and damage to the seat may occur.
The seat back can be folded down fully. Make sure that any body part of the occupants is not caught by the folded seat back.
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•  Lift the rear end of the seat (D) while pulling the seat folding lever (C) to raise the folded seat
•  To return the seat to its original condition the procedure is the reverse of folding
•  Do not sit on the folded or double folded seat. You cannot be protected by the seat belt or proper restraint system and could get seriously injured in the event of an accident
•  Do not drive the vehicle or load any cargo while the Second row seat is in the vertical position
Unfold the seat in the reverse order of folding. Make sure that the seat is securely locked. If the seat is not locked, the seat may fold forward.
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Do not drive the vehicle or load any cargo while the Second row seat is in the vertical position.
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It may cause the third row seat occupant to suffer injury or cargo to be damaged.
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Secure the Second row seat in the correct position when an occupant is seated on the third row seat.
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When returning the Second row seat to its original position, be careful not to hit the feet and leg of the passenger in the third row seat.
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Do not operate the Second row seat while the third row seat occupant is raising his/her feet on the seat backrest. The occupant may be injured due to the Second row seat.
3.4 Third Row Seat
3.4.1 Head Restraint Adjustment
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To raise the head restraint, pull it up without pressing the release button. To lower the head restraint, press the release button (1) on top of seat back and push the head restraint down.
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Removed or improperly adjusted head restraints can result in serious head and neck injuries in case of a collision.
3.4.2 Seat Folding (Making a Luggage Compartment)
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•  Position the headrest to the lowest level
•  Pull up the folding loop of the third row seat, and fold the seat back forward
•  Fold the seat back of the third row seat to make the luggage compartment
3.4.3 Luggage Board
You can adjust the height of the folded seat and floor using the luggage board. To adjust the height of the folded seat and floor, lift the luggage board up and insert it into the left and right grooves.
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•  Fold down the third row seats. (refer to “Folding the third row seat” section)
•  Fold down the second row seats. (refer to “Folding the second row seat” section)
•  Lock the seat back of second row seats by pressing the upper portion of it
•  Make a bed
•  When you put the luggage on the folded seat, make sure that the luggage is placed firmly enough to avoid being shaken while driving. A shaky or improperly fixed luggage may injure the driver or passenger. Besides, ensure that the luggage does not obstruct the field of the rearview
•  Do not sit on the folded seat because the seat belt and other safety devices would not be able to protect you. It may cause serious injury in case of accident
3.5 Front Seat Ventilation Switch (if equipped)
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Press the (B) part of the seat ventilation switch with engine running to select one of 4 levels in the following sequence: OFF → level 3 → level 2 → level 1 → OFF. The indicator corresponding to the selected level is illuminated in yellow.
Press the (A) part of the seat ventilation switch with engine running to select one of 4 levels in the following sequence: OFF → level 3 → level 2 → level 1 → OFF. The indicator corresponding to the selected level is illuminated in green.
Electric fan for ventilated seat
When the seat ventilation switch is operated, 4 ventilation fans run to reduce the discomfort resulted from the contact with the seat in hot weather.
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•  The ventilated seat uses the interior air for ventilation. Make sure that it is used together with the air conditioner
•  The ventilated seat is not a cooling/heating seat which blows out cold air from it
•  Don’t put your hand in the bottom of the cushion when the ventilated seat is in operation. Otherwise, the running ventilation fan may cause you to be frightened or injured
•  The battery can be discharged if the seat ventilation switch and current consumers are used with IGN ON (engine off)
•  Power seats can be operated even when the ignition switch is turned to the "OFF" position. However, to prevent battery discharge, operate your seats when the engine is running
•  Do not use two or more seat adjustment buttons simultaneously. It can damage the motor. Be sure to operate the electric seat button one by one
•  When cleaning leather seats, never use oil-based solvents such as benzene, alcohol, gasoline, or thinner. It can cause discolouration and dull the surface of the seats
•  Do not forcibly operate any power adjustment switch if the seat comes in contact with other object and cannot be adjusted anymore
•  If the power seats are not operational, the seats should be checked and fixed before any driving
•  Do not leave children unattended in parked vehicles. This can cause unexpected accident
•  You can be hurt by the edges of the mechanism of the seat when trying to get the small objects (cigarette lighters, coins, credit cards) under the seat or caught between the seat and the centre console. Wear protective gloves to prevent injury
•  Never try to adjust the seat while the vehicle is moving
•  Unexpected movement of the seat or seat back can cause loss of control
•  Take care not to bother the passenger behind you when adjusting the seat position
•  For lap belt-Sit upright in the centre of the seat and wear the seat belt around your hip and pelvic bones
•  Do not place any objects in the path of seat back movement. Any obstruction in this path prevents the seat back from being locked, causing severe injuries or death during a collision
•  Always raise the seat back to the proper upright position before driving
•  Never drive the vehicle with the seat folded. In a collision, there is a risk of serious injury or even death in the absence of the primary restraint provided by the seat belt.
•  To avoid unexpected accidents including severe injuries and death, sit in the position so that the distance between the steering wheel and your chest is at least 25 cm, as long as you are comfortable with driving
•  Additional cushion between you and the seat cushion reduces the frictional force and could make you slide under the seat belt. This could result in serious injury or death
•  Do not insert your hands under the seat or in the path of the seat movement when adjusting the seat. Your hands or fingers could get trapped between the seat and the frame
•  Do not ride with the seat back reclined too much. You could slide under the seat belt in a collision, which could result in severe injury or death. Also, you cannot be protected by the seat belt and the belt can strangle you or even cut into your stomach. Therefore, sit up straight in your seat by keeping your seat back upright while driving
•  When returning the seat back to the upright position, hold the seat back with your one hand and pull the release lever with the other hand. The more the seat back is reclined, the greater the restoring force of the seat back is. If you do not hold the seat back while adjusting the seat back , you could be injured by the restoring force
3.6 Seat Belt
3.6.1 Configuration
To protect you and your passengers in the event of an accident, it is highly recommended that the seat belts should be used by all occupants inside of your vehicle.
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Driver seat belt warning lamp
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If the driver turns on the ignition switch without fastening the seat belt, this warning lamp will flash for about 6 sec. along with the warning buzzer. If you fasten the seat belt, the warning buzzer will stop sounding but the warning lamp will keep flashing for the remaining time (total 6 sec.)
Buzzer will continue if seat belt are not fastened.
3.6.2 Seat Belt Pretensioner
In the event of a crash being detected, the belt pretensioner locks the seat belt by drawing back the seat belts on the driver’s and passenger’s torso and pelvis to prevent the driver and passenger being thrown forward. The seat belt pretensioner combined with the seat belt and airbag further increases safety.
In case of side impact collisions, front air bags are not inflated, but seat belt pretensioners located in the same position with impact direction will be deployed together with front seat side air bag
Deployed seat belt pretensioners cannot be deployed again. Have the deployed seat belt pretensioners replaced by an Authorised dealer.
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Operation of pretensioner
When a severe frontal impact occurs, seat belt pretensioners pull back the seat belts immediately to restrain the occupants to their seats.
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Operation of load limiter
After frontal collision, the load limiter releases the seat belt to prevent the occupant from being injured due to belt force.
Fastening the seat belt
Even if seat belts is not worn, the air bag will be deployed in case of impact collision triggered. In addition, airbags can protect occupants when the occupants are wearing their seat belts. Airbags may cause injuries to occupants if they do not wear or inappropriately use their seat belts.
•  Before driving, all occupants should fasten their seat belts. If not, the occupants can seriously be injured in a collision or sudden manoeuvring of the vehicle
•  Sometimes you may have to apply strong force to pull the webbing out of the retract
•  Each seat belt should be used by only one occupant at a time
•  Seat belts and airbag’s can significantly minimise possible injury to occupants. But they cannot perfectly protect occupants from fatal collisions or injury
•  Modifications and improper maintenance for the safety systems could cause serious injury. The safety systems including seat belts should be checked and repaired by only a Mahindra Dealer or Mahindra Authorised Service centre
•  An infant or small child should always be restrained in an infant or child restraint
Restraint of pregnant women
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•  Expectant mothers must position the lap portion of the belt as low as possible below the rounding of the abdomen to avoid the belt pushing the foetus when a collision or sudden braking occurs
•  Driving while pregnant can be very dangerous, so avoid driving if possible
•  Consult your doctor about seat belt position during pregnancy
•  The risk of injury in the event of an accident is increased for both the pregnant woman and unborn child if the seat belt is not worn
3.7 How to Fasten the Three Point Seat Belt
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•  Pull out the latch plate from the retractor. If the seat belt is locked when being pulled out, rewind it completely in the retractor, then pull it out to the desired length
Sometimes you may have to apply strong force for 2 to 3 sec. to pull the webbing out of the retract.
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•  Position the shoulder belt across the body and the lap belt as low as possible across the hips. Insert the latch plate into the buckle until it clicks
•  Adjust the seat belt height as needed
Sit back in the seat with the seat back in an upright position and wear the seat belt.
Make sure that the seat belt webbing is not twisted
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•  Pull the latch plate to make sure it is securely locked. A slack belt will greatly reduce the protection afforded to the wearer
•  To unfasten the seat belt, press the red button on the buckle
Improperly worn seat belts could cause serious injury or death.
•  Put the lap belt as low as possible across the hips. Do not put it across the waist. In an accident, the belt may apply pressure to your abdomen. This may cause internal injuries
•  The shoulder belt should be positioned midway over the shoulder, never across the neck
3.8 Front Seat Belt
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To adjust the height of the shoulder belt anchorage, raise or lower the seat belt holder while pressing the top of the seat belt height adjuster (A).
Release it at the desired position.
•  Adjust the seat belt height before driving
•  Shoulder belt should be positioned midway over the shoulder, never across the neck
•  Insert the metal latch plate into the buckle until it clicks
•  To unfasten the seat belt, press the button (B) on the buckle
3.9 Second Row Seat Belt
3.9.1 Stowing the Buckle
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When you are not using the rear seat belt, insert the buckle in the buckle storage like shown in the picture.
3.9.2 Stowing Rear Seat Belt
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If you are not using the rear seat belt or trying to fold the rear seat, insert the seat belt webbing into the webbing guide on the side wall.
To use the seat belt, remove the seat belt from the guide before pulling out the webbing from the retractor. Pulling out the webbing from the retractor without removing it from the webbing guide can cause damage to the webbing guide or the belt itself.
3.10 How to Fasten the Seat Belts (2-Point) in Second Row Seat
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•  Pull out the latch plate at the right of the seat
Put the lap belt as low as possible across the hips. Do not put it across waist. In an accident, the belt may apply pressure to your abdomen. This may cause serious internal injuries.
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To adjust length, hold the metal latch plate at a right angle to the belt and pull the belt. To shorten, pull the free end of the belt away from the latch plate, then pull the belt clip to take up the slack.
•  Insert the metal latch plate into the buckle until it clicks. Position the belt as low as possible across your hips, not across your abdomen
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•  If the belt is too tight or slack on your hips, readjust the belt
•  To unfasten the seat belt, press the red button on the buckle
3.11 Child Restraints and Pregnant Woman
3.11.1 Pregnant Women
We recommend that pregnant women use the seat belts throughout their pregnancy. Keeping the mother safe is the best way to keep the baby safe.
•  Pregnant women should wear 3-point seat belt whenever possible according to the professional recommendations by her doctor
•  Pregnant women should wear the lap portion of the belt across the thighs and as snugly and low as possible
3.11.2 Child Restraints
When transporting infants or small children, an appropriate child restraint system should always be used. The child restraint system should be appropriate for your child’s weight and height and properly fit the car’s seat. Accident statistics indicate that children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seat rather than in the front seat.
3.11.3 Securing Methods of Child Restraint System
Child restraint systems are designed to be secured in vehicle seats by seat belts or the latch system (ISOFIX seat - if equipped).
•  Infants and tiny children should always be restrained in an infant or child restraint
•  Never instal a rear-facing child restraint in the front seat with front passenger airbag
•  A child in a rear-facing child restraint installed in the front seat can be seriously injured if the front passenger airbag inflates. Secure a rear-facing child restraint in the rear seat
•  A front-facing child restraint should be secured in the rear seat whenever possible. If installed in the front passenger seat, adjust the seat as far back as it will go
•  When installing a child restraint system, follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer
•  When your child restraint is not in use, secure it in the vehicle with the seat belt or remove it from the vehicle
•  In a collision an unrestrained child, even a tiny baby, can become a missile inside the vehicle. The force required to hold even an infant on your lap can become so great that you could not hold the child, no matter how strong you are
•  Do not allow a child in the cargo areas while the vehicle is moving
•  If the shoulder belt contacts the face or neck, move the child closer to the centre of the vehicle. Never allow a child to put the shoulder belt under an arm or behind their back
•  Please note that the three-point seat belt is designed for a person who is taller than 140 cm
3.11.4 Infant and Child Safety
Child Seat
Children that are too small to use the seat belts must be properly secured in a child restraint system.
•  Never place a rear-facing child restraint in the front passenger seat with front passenger airbag, because of the danger that an inflating passenger airbag could impact the rear-facing child restraint and kill the child
•  Use only the qualified child restraint systems. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for installation and use of the child restraint systems
•  Do not carry your child on your lap while driving. You cannot resist against the impact pressure in an accident. The child could be crushed between you and the parts of vehicle
•  Remember that a child restraint seat left in a concealed vehicle can cause it to be very hot. Check the seating surface before putting your child in the child restraint
•  When your child restraint is not in use, remove it from the vehicle or keep it secured with a seat belt to prevent it from being thrown forward in case of a sudden stop or an accident
•  When installing a child restraint, do not let the seat belts come across the child’s neck
Table of Vehicle Handbook Information on Child Restraint Systems Installation Suitability for Various Seating Positions
Rear-facing child seat
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Forward-facing child seat
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Booster seat
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Mass group
Restraint device figure
Front seat
Second row seat centre
Second row seat out board
Mounting method of vehicle
O ~ up to 10 kg
(0 ~ 9 month)
Rear facing child seat
X
X
U
3-point belt rear-facing
O+ ~ up to 13 kg
(0 ~ 2 years)
Rear facing child seat
X
X
U
3-point belt rear-facing
I ~ 9 to 18 kg
(9 month ~ 4 years)
Forward facing child seat
X
X
U
2 (or) 3-point
II ~ 15 to 25 kg
(4 year ~ 12 years)
Booster seat
X
X
U
2 (or) 3-point
II ~ 15 to 25 kg
(4 year ~ 12 years)
Booster seat
X
X
U
2 (or) 3-point
U: Suitable for “universal” category restraints approved for use in the mass group.
UF: Suitable for forward-facing “universal” category restraints approved for use in the mass group.
L: Suitable for particular child restraints given on attached list. These restraints may be of the “semi-universal” categories.
X: Seat position not suitable for children in the mass group.
3.11.5 Illustration of CRS Secured by the Seat belt
Front-facing Child Seat
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Secure the child restraint with a seat belt as shown in the figure.
When installing a child restraint system, follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer.
Do not use the car seat unless the following are met. The child seat may not perform as intended, which may result in a serious injury.
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•  Make sure that the buckle of the seat belt is securely engaged
•  Make sure that the seat belt is not loose or twisted
•  Make sure that the base does not move due to excessive play in all directions
•  You can’t adjust the angle of the backrest with the child seat installed. If you’re trying to do so, the seat belt will be slack, which incurs danger. Always adjust the angle of the backrest before installing the child seat
Rear-facing Child Seat
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Secure the child restraint with a seat belt as shown in the figure.
Never instal a rear facing child restraint on the front seat without ensuring that the front airbag is deactivated. Mahindra recommends that a child restraint to be installed on the rear seat.
When installing a child restraint, adjust the seatback angle as desired.
Do not use the child seat unless the followings are met. The child seat may not perform as intended, which may result in a serious injury.
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•  Make sure that the buckle of the seat belt is securely engaged
•  Make sure that the seat belt is not loose or twisted
•  Check if the angle of the backrest is set to 4 stage
•  Make sure that the base does not move due to excessive play in all directions
•  Make sure that the seat belt is routed through the rear-facing belt path and buckled up
3.11.6 Securing a Child Restraint System with “ISOFIX” System
How to use the ISOFIX Lower Latch Anchor
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•  The ISOFIX lower latch anchors are located in the left and right outboard rear seating positions. Their locations (1) are shown in the illustration
•  Insert the child restraint attachments into the ISOFIX lower latch anchors until it clicks
•  Do not use the seat belt for installing the ISOFIX child restraint
•  There is no ISOFIX lower latch anchor provided for the centre rear seating position
ISOFIX system is a standardised method of fitting child seats that eliminates the need to use the standard adult seatbelt to secure the seat in the vehicle. This enables a much more secure and positive location with the added benefit of easier and quicker installation.
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1
ISOFIX mark
2
Latch anchor
•  When using the “ISOFIX” lower latch system, all unused vehicle rear seat belt metal latch plates or tabs must be latched securely in their seat belt buckles and the seat belt webbing must be retracted behind the child restraint to prevent the child from reaching and taking hold of unretracted seat belts. Unlatched metal latch plates or tabs may allow the child to reach the unretracted seat belts which may result in strangulation and a serious injury or death to the child in the child restraint
•  Child restraint anchorages are designed to withstand only those loads imposed by correctly-fitted child restraints. Under no circumstances are they to be used for adult seat belts, harnesses or for attaching other items or equipment to the vehicle
How to use the Rear Anchor
•  There are two rear anchors on the floor under the 3rd row seat. (7-seater)
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1. Remove the headrest from the second row seat
2. Place the child restraint on the second row seat
3. Connect the tether connector in child restraint to the rear anchor. Securely tighten the child restraint by adjusting the webbing of the tether connector
Cautions for ISOFIX Seat
•  The rear anchor is the supplemental device to secure the child restraint system after engaging it by the lower latches. Therefore, do not secure the child restraint system only with the seat back anchors. The increased load may cause the hooks or anchors to break, causing serious injury or death
•  If a child restraint is not properly secured to the vehicle and a child is not properly restrained in the child restraint, the child could be seriously injured or killed in a collision. Always follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer for installation
•  Make sure the latches of the child restraint system are latched to the lower latches. In this case, you can hear the “click” sound
•  Incorrectly installed child restraint system may cause an unexpected personal injury
•  Child restraint anchorages are designed to withstand only those loads imposed by correctly fitted child restraints
•  The tether strap may not work properly if attached somewhere other than the correct rear anchor
•  Rock the child restraint to check if it is securely installed. Refer to instructions provided by the manufacturer of the child restraint
•  Do not instal the child restraint if it hinders the operations of front seat
•  All the procedures described here are to assist you in understanding the child restraint system. Use this as a reference only. When you install a child restraint to your vehicle, observe instructions for installation in the manual provided by the manufacturer
Table of Vehicle Handbook Information on ISOFIX Child Restraint Systems Installation Suitability for Various ISOFIX Positions
Mass group
Size Class
Fixture
Vehicle ISOFIX Positions
Front Passenger
2nd seat row centre
2nd seat row out board
Carrycot
F
ISO/L1
X
X
X
G
ISO/L2
X
X
X
Group 0
up to 10kg
E
ISO/R1
X
X
IL
Group 0+
up to 13kg
E
ISO/R1
X
X
IL
D
ISO/R2
X
X
IL
C
ISO/R3
X
X
IL
Group I
9 to 18kg
D
ISO/R2
X
X
IL
C
ISO/R3
X
X
IL
B
ISO/F2
X
X
IUF
B1
ISO/F2X
X
X
IUF
A
ISO/F3
X
X
IUF
Key of letters be inserted in the above table
IUF: Suitable for ISOFIX forward child restraint systems of universal category approved for use in this mass group.
IL: Suitable for particular ISOFIX child restraint systems (CRS) given in attached list. These ISOFIX CRS are those of the “specific vehicle”, “restricted” or “semi-universal” categories.
X: ISOFIX position not suitable ISOFIX child restraint systems in this mass group and/or this size class.
List of suitable universal Child Restraint Systems (CRS)
Please read carefully the installation manual of child restraint system.
Mass group
Child Restraint
Features
0
˂ 10 kg
0+
˂ 13 kg
Maxi Cosi CabrioFix
Belted Rearward facing
I
9 to 18 kg
Römer King II LS
Belted Forward facing
II
15 to 25 kg
Römer KidFix XP
Belted Forward facing
III
22 to 36 kg
Römer KidFix XP
Belted Forward facing
List of suitable ISOFIX Child Restraint Systems (CRS)
Please read carefully the installation manual of child restraint system.
Mass group
Child Restraint
Features
0
˂ 10 kg
0+
˂ 13 kg
Maxi Cosi CabrioFix & FamilyFix
ISOFIX & Support Leg Rearward facing
I
9 to 18 kg
Römer Duo+
ISOFIX & Top Tether Forward facing
II
15 to 25 kg
Römer KidFix XP
ISOFIX & Belt Forward facing
III
22 to 36 kg
Römer KidFix XP
ISOFIX & Belt Forward facing
3.11.7 Warning for Child Restraint
•  Use only the officially approved child restraint
Mahindra is not responsible for the personal injury and property damage due to the defect of child restraint
•  Use only the child restraint with proper type and size for your baby
•  Use only the child restraint at proper location
•  Child restraint has 5 categories based on the weight as below
1
GROUP 0 : 0 ~ 10KG
4
GROUP II : 15 ~ 25KG
2
GROUP 0+ : 0 ~ 13KG
5
GROUP III : 22 ~ 36KG
3
GROUP I : 9 ~ 18KG
   
•  Group 0 & 0+
Rear facing child restraint fitted on the rear seat
•  Group I
Forward facing child restraint fitted on the rear seat
•  Group II & III
Booster seat fitted on the rear seat with seat belt fastened. Always follow the installation and use instructions provided by the manufacturer of the booster seat
3.11.8 Warnings for Seat Belt
•  Always put on your shoulder belt over the shoulder and across the chest. Do not put the shoulder belt across your neck
•  Put the lap belt as low as possible across the hips. Do not put it across the waist. In an accident, the belt may apply pressure to your abdomen
•  Do not wear the shoulder belt under the arm. It increases the danger of sliding out of the belt and can cause serious injury or even death. The belt may also tighten the chest which is not as strong as the shoulders. This may also result in serious internal injuries
•  Do not lock the seat belt with a clip or a clamp. If the seat belt is too loose, it may not protect your body from injury or death in an accident
•  Before driving, all occupants should wear the seat belts. Otherwise, occupants could be seriously injured in collisions or sudden manoeuvers. In many countries, there are regulations regarding the use of the seat belts. Please observe local laws and regulations
•  Do not buckle up two or more persons with one seat belt
•  Do not wear the seat belt over any hard or breakable objects in pockets or on clothes
•  An infant and tiny child must be restrained in a child restraint system. Note that the three-point seat belt is designed for a person who is taller than 140 cm
•  Periodically check that the seat belt and its components work properly. A damaged seat belt can cause serious injuries. Repair or replace the damaged seat belt immediately at a Mahindra Dealer or Mahindra Authorised Service centre
•  The warning light comes on whenever the ignition is switched on. The light goes out when the driver’s seat belt is securely fastened. If the light does not go off after fastening the seat belt, it means that there is a malfunction in the system. Have the seat belt system checked by a Mahindra Dealer or Mahindra Authorised Service centre
•  Additional devices or accessories on the seat belt may result in improper operation. Do not add any adjusting devices which restrict the seat belt operation
•  Periodically inspect all parts of the belt and have the damaged parts replaced. The belt that has been overstretched in an accident must be replaced with a new one. Mahindra recommends replacing all component parts of the seat belt after a collision. No replacement is required after a minor collision if a Mahindra Dealer or Mahindra Authorised Service centre finds that no damage has occurred and everything is in proper working order. The seat belt components that were not used during a collision must also be inspected and replaced if they show signs of damage or faulty operation
•  Replace the entire seat belt assembly after a severe impact even if the damage is not obvious
•  Never modify the seat belt
•  Always keep the seat belts clean and dry. Care should be taken to avoid contamination of the webbing with polishes, oil and chemicals, and particularly battery acid. Use mild soap and water for cleaning. The seat belt must be replaced if webbing becomes frayed, contaminated or damaged
•  Adjust the seat properly before wearing the seat belt
•  Sit back in the seat with the seat back in an upright position and wear the seat belt. If the seat belt is positioned too high or fastened too loose, it may not protect your body from an injury or death in the event of a collision
•  Do not recline the seat back more than needed for comfort while vehicle is in use. Seat belt is the most effective when the passenger sits back and straight up in the seat. If the seat back is reclined too much, then the risks of sliding under the lap belt and getting injured are increased
•  If the latch plate is inserted into a wrong buckle, the belt may exert pressure on your abdomen instead of your pelvis. This may cause serious internal injury
•  If the seat belt is twisted, there will not be enough contact of the belt to spread the impact pressure
•  Make sure that the latch plate is securely locked
•  When pregnant women use the seat belt, consult with a doctor for specific recommendations
•  Keep the buckle clean
•  Seat belts are designed to bear upon the bony structure of the body, and should be worn low across the front of the pelvis or the hips, chest and shoulders, as applicable; wearing the lap section of the belt across the abdominal area must be avoided
•  Seat belts should be adjusted as firmly as possible, consistent with comfort, to provide the protection for which they have been designed. A slack belt will greatly reduce the protection afforded to the wearer
•  Belts should not be worn with straps twisted
•  Each belt assembly must only be used by one occupant; it is dangerous to put a belt around a child being carried on the occupant’s lap
•  No modifications or additions should be made by the user which will either prevent the seat belt adjusting devices from operating to remove slack, or prevent the seat belt assembly from being adjusted to remove slack
•  If the seat belt cannot be pulled out of the retractor, firmly pull the belt and release it. You will then be able to smoothly pull the belt out of the retractor
•  Never unbuckle the seat belt while travelling. Careless driving actions, such as fastening/releasing the seat belt repeatedly, may result in serious injury
•  Make sure that the seat belt does not go around any solid body or fragile objects
•  Keep the buckle clean. Foreign materials caught inside the buckle can prevent the seat belt latch plate from being locked
3.12 Airbag
3.12.1 Configuration
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1
Driver Airbag
4
Rear Side Airbag
2
Front Side Airbag
5
Curtain Airbag
3
Passenger Airbag
   
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A
Knee Airbag
Passenger Airbag ON/OFF Switch (if equipped)
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The front passenger airbag is disabled (not inflatable) when placing the passenger airbag ON/OFF switch to “OFF” position.
This switch is located on the left side of the instrument panel, and you can see it when opening the front passenger door.
Press and turn this switch to operate.
“OFF” position: disabled (not inflatable)
“ON” position: enabled (inflatable)
3.12.2 Airbag Crash Sensor
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1. Airbag crash sensor
2. Front impact sensor (G-sensor type)
3. Side impact sensor (Pressure sensor type)
4. Side impact sensor (G-sensor type)
3.12.3 Airbag Warning Label
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The airbag warning label is located on both sides of the passenger side sun visor reminding the occupant to understand the dangerousness of the airbag. Read and follow Instructions and safety information before driving.
NEVER use a rearward facing child restraint on a seat protected by an ACTIVE AIRBAG in front of it, DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY to the CHILD can occur
3.12.4 Airbag Warning Lamp
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The airbag warning lamp comes on when the ignition switch is turned ON, and goes off if the system is OK.
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If this lamp stays on, it means that there is a fault in the airbag or seat belt pretensioner system. Have the system checked immediately at a Mahindra Dealer or Mahindra Authorised Service Centre.
What is an airbag?
An airbag is a safety device which is deployed in the event of a strong front (front airbag) or side collision (curtain airbag) to reduce the risk of severe personal injury.
Along with seat belts fastened, the airbags work to provide improved protection for the occupants. If an airbag is deployed with the seat belt improperly fastened or unfastened, the deployment of airbag can lead to serious injury. For this reason, airbags are also called supplemental restraint system.
SRS: Supplemental Restraint System
•  The airbag system serves as a supplement to the seat belt. Make sure you and your passengers always wear seat belts properly, even if airbag’s are installed in the vehicle
•  Depending on the severity or the angle of impact, the airbag may not deploy
•  The driver’s and front passenger’s airbag’s simultaneously deploy
•  Extreme Hazard! Do not use a rearward facing child restraint on a seat protected by an airbag in front of it
•  The airbag warning label is located on the sun visor reminding the occupant to understand the importance of the airbag
3.12.5 Driver Airbag
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The driver airbag is located in the centre of the steering wheel. This airbag protects the driver's head in a front collision.
The driver should sit in the position so that your body is away from the steering wheel as far as possible while you are comfortable with driving
Do not put any object or attach stickers on the driver airbag cover (steering wheel cover)
3.12.6 Driver Knee Airbag (if equipped)
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Located on the dashboard under the steering wheel, the driver's knee airbag can help protect the driver by inflating simultaneously with the front airbag in head-on collision.
3.12.7 Passenger Airbag
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The passenger airbag is located in the front dashboard. This airbag protects the front passenger's head in a front collision.
•  The rear seats are safer for children
•  Do not instal the child seat on the front seat
•  Sit as far as possible from the airbag
•  Use the seat belt and child restraint system
3.12.8 Front Seat Side Airbag (if equipped)
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The front seat side airbag is mounted in the side of the driver seat back and passenger seat back. This airbag is deployed in a side collision which meets the airbag deployment conditions to protect the occupants in the front seats.
•  The airbag operation may vary depending on the impact level and collision angle
•  Do not use seat covers or hang clothes/accessories on the seats with side airbag
3.12.9 Second Row Seat Side Airbag (if equipped)
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The second row seat side airbag is mounted in the side of the rear seat back. This airbag is deployed in a side collision which meets the airbag deployment conditions to protect the occupants in the rear seats.
3.12.10 Curtain Airbag (if equipped)
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The curtain airbag is mounted inside the area above the front/rear doors, which meets the bottom of the roof on both sides. This airbag is deployed in a side collision which meets the airbag deployment conditions to protect the occupants in the front and rear seats.
•  Do not apply impact on the area where the collision detection sensors for curtain airbag and side airbag are installed. The airbag may be deployed accidentally
•  Do not slam the door as the curtain airbag may be deployed unexpectedly
•  The curtain airbag’s and side airbag’s are deployed at the same time during a side collision. Those airbag’s on each side is activated independently of each other
Front Airbag Operation (Driver and Passenger Side)
The airbag inflates when:
•  In response to a severe frontal impact, the driver’s and front passenger’s airbag deploy at the same time to supplement the seat belts to prevent or reduce any personal injuries
The airbag can inflate when:
•  Underbody impact from the road surface; impact against the curb at a very high speed; dropping impact onto the road surface with a large angle
The airbag does not inflate when:
•  Rollover, side impact or rear impact
•  If the severity of impact to the vehicle is not significant
The airbag seldom inflates when:
•  Oblique impact, rollover
•  Weak impact in which the sensor is unable to detect (under the inflation requirements)
•  Impact against narrow objects such as a utility pole or a tree
•  The vehicle falls into a drainage or a puddle
•  The front of the vehicle crashes into a high impact point vehicle such as a truck
•  Impact on the hood by falling stones
•  The airbag warning lamp is on
•  Moderate or severe impact to the middle of the vehicle body’s side structure. In that case, only the side airbag will deploy
Curtain Airbag and Side Airbag Operation
The airbag inflates when:
•  A moderate to severe impact to the middle of the vehicle body’s side structure
The airbag can inflate when:
•  Vehicle rolls onto its side and causes a severe side impact
The airbag does not inflate when:
•  Frontal collision while vehicle stops or is moving at a low speed
•  Rear end collision
•  If the severity of impact to the vehicle is not significant
The airbag seldom inflates when:
•  Oblique impact (diagonal direction)
•  Frontal impact or rear impact
•  Rollover but without a severe impact
•  The airbag warning lamp is on
3.13 Airbag Non-inflation Conditions
3.13.1 Low Speed Collision
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In collisions, the seat belts are sufficient to protect the vehicle occupants and the airbag’s may not deploy. In some cases, deploying airbag in low-speed collisions can cause a secondary impact to the occupants (light abrasions, cuts, burns, etc.), or loss of vehicle control.
3.13.2 Rear Collision
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Airbags may not inflate in rear collisions, because occupants are moved backward by the force of the impact. In this case, the airbag’s do not provide proper protection.
3.13.3 Side Collision
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Front airbag’s may not inflate in side impact collision, because occupants move to the direction of the collision, and thus front airbag deployment does not provide proper protection.
However, side or curtain airbag (if equipped) may inflate depending on the intensity, vehicle speed and angles of impact.
3.13.4 Angled Collision
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In a slant impact or collision, the force delivered will be relatively weaker than that of frontal collision. So, the airbag’s may not inflate.
3.13.5 Under-Ride
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At the moment of an accident, drivers brake heavily with reflex. In such heavy braking, the front portion of the vehicle is lowered by the force of the braking and the vehicle can go under a vehicle with a higher ground clearance. airbag’s may not inflate in this situation because impacts may not be delivered or may be delivered with less intensity.
3.13.6 Rollover
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Airbags may not inflate in rollover accidents because airbag deployment would not provide proper protection to the occupants.
However, side airbag may inflate when the vehicle is rolled over by a side impact collision, if the vehicle is equipped with side airbag and/or curtain airbag.
3.13.7 Collision with Narrow Object
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Airbags may not inflate if the vehicle collides with objects such as utility poles or trees, where the point of impact is concentrated to one area and the full force of the impact is not delivered to the sensors.
3.13.8 Secondary Injury Due to Airbag Deployment
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If the airbag control module detects the impact during an accident, it transmits the signal to deploy the airbag. This signal triggers the explosion of the powder, which is included in the airbag module, and the airbag deploys in a very short time to protect the occupants. When the airbag inflates, there will be heavy noise, glare and smoke. You could suffer secondary injuries caused by inflated airbag such as an abrasion, a bruise, a burn or injury by broken glasses.
3.14 Warning and Caution
•  All necessary driver’s seat adjustments should be made before any driving
•  Make sure that your seat is completely locked after adjusting
•  Any object that might damage the seat should not be placed on the seat
•  Removed or improperly adjusted head restraints can result in serious head and neck injuries in case of a collision. Make sure that the head restraints are in place and adjusted before driving
•  Do not recline the seat back more than needed for comfort while vehicle is in motion. The seat belt is the most effective when the passenger sits back and straight up in the seat. If the seat back is reclined too much, then the risks of sliding under the lap belt and getting injured are increased
•  Do not leave children unattended in parked vehicles. This can cause unexpected accident
•  You can be hurt by the edges of the mechanism of the seat when trying to get the small objects (cigarette lighters, coins, credit cards) under the seat or caught between the seat and the centre console. Wear protective gloves to prevent injury
•  Never try to adjust the seat while the vehicle is moving
•  Unexpected movement of the seat or seat back can cause loss of control
•  Take care not to bother the passenger behind you when adjusting the seat position
•  Sit upright in the centre of the seat and wear the seat belt around your hip and pelvic bones
•  Do not place any objects in the path of seat back movement. Any obstruction in this path prevents the seat back from being locked, causing severe injuries or death during a collision
•  Always raise the seat back to the proper upright position before driving
•  Never drive the vehicle with the seat folded. In a collision, you will be seriously killed or injured as you lose the protection the seat belt can provide
•  To avoid unexpected accidents including severe injuries and death, sit in the position so that the distance between the steering wheel and your chest is at least 25 cm, as long as you are comfortable with driving
•  Do not place a cigarette lighter on the floor or between the seats. The gas in the lighter container under the seat is potentially flammable when it is released from the container when the seat is moved
•  Additional cushion between you and the seat cushion reduces the frictional force and could make you slide under the seat belt. This could result in serious injury or death
•  Do not insert your hands under the seat or in the path of the seat movement when adjusting the seat. Your hands or fingers could get trapped between the seat and the frame
•  Do not ride with the seat back reclined too much. You could slide under the seat belt in a collision, which could result in severe injury or death. Also, you cannot be protected by the seat belt and the belt can strangle you or even cut into your stomach. Therefore, sit up straight in your seat by keeping your seat back upright while driving
•  When returning the seat back to the upright position, hold the seat back with your one hand and pull the release lever with the other hand. The more the seat back is reclined, the greater the restoring force of the seat back is. If you do not hold the seat back while adjusting the seat back, you could be injured by the restoring force
•  Power seats will be operated even when the ignition switch is turned to the “OFF” position. However, to prevent battery discharge, operate your seats only when the engine is running
•  Do not use two or more seat adjustment buttons simultaneously. It can damage the motor. Be sure to operate the electric seat button one by one
•  When cleaning leather seats, never use oil-based solvents such as benzene, alcohol, gasoline, or thinner. Or they will cause discolouration and dull the surface of the seats
•  Do not forcibly operate any power adjustment switch if the seat comes in contact with other object and cannot be adjusted anymore
•  If the power seats are not operational, the seats should be checked and fixed before any driving
4 STARTING THE ENGINE AND DRIVING THE VEHICLE
4.1 Engine Starting (Smart Key)
•  Apply the parking brake
•  Make sure that there are no persons or obstacles in the dangerous area around the vehicle
•  The engine in automatic transmission equipped vehicle can be started only when the gear selector lever is at the “P” or “N” position
•  Do not press the engine start/stop button while the engine is running. It could result in serious start motor damage
•  Move the gear selector lever to the “P” position and depress the brake pedal
Depress the brake pedal when the gear selector lever is at the “P” position. Never depress the accelerator pedal
•  Press the engine start/stop button and check that the indicator on the button comes on in green (Engine start/stop button ON position)
•  Press the engine start/stop button to start the engine with the engine start/stop button ON position (indicator ON). The indicator on the button goes out when the engine is started
•  Do not press the engine start/stop button for a long time even though the engine fails to start
•  If you leave the engine start/stop button in the “ACC” or the “ON” position for a long time when the engine is not running, the battery may be discharged
•  The engine will start by pressing the engine start/stop button, only when the smart key is in the vehicle. Never allow children or any person who is unfamiliar with the vehicle to touch the engine start/stop button or related parts
•  If ESCL warning message appears on the display, immediately have the system checked by Mahindra Authorised Service Centre
•  Continuous driving with this message may cause serious damage to the steering system
•  To make the engine start easy, start the engine as follows in very cold weather
•  Press the engine start/stop button twice without depressing the brake pedal
•  The engine start/stop button becomes ON and the preglow indicator on the instrument cluster comes on
•  Wait until the indicator goes out, and depress the brake pedal and press the engine start/stop button
•  In the vehicle equipped with ESCL (Electrical Steering Column Lock) system, you may hear an operating sound from motor when starting and stopping the engine. This is normal operating condition
4.1.1 Driving Off
•  Make sure that there are no persons or obstacles in the dangerous area around the vehicle
•  Release the parking brake
Keep the brake pedal depressed and shift into the “D” or “R” position. Make sure that the position indicator of “D” or “R” comes on. Slowly release the brake pedal to begin moving.
4.1.2 Stopping The Engine
•  Depress the brake pedal to stop the vehicle
•  Move the gear selector lever to the “P” position
•  Press the engine start/stop button
Diesel engine learning mode: The learning mode of the fuel injector is performed while the vehicle is driven or stationary to maintain the optimised engine condition. Weak noise and vibration of the engine may be accompanied by this mode. But, it is normal operation.
•  Starting the vehicle in the winter months or operating the A/C in the summer months increases the engine rpm. Drivers must be careful when driving at this time because the vehicle can move faster than normal
•  Any modifications or alterations to this vehicle, including installation of an electronic device such as after-market remote starting system, could seriously affect its performance and safety and may lead to a serious injury or death
•  Using a mobile telephone or two-way radio requires careful considerations. The electronic control system of the vehicle is subject to possible errors due to electronic interference caused by improper use of these devices, and the electromagnetic waves can be harmful to the human body
•  When leaving the vehicle unattended, always turn off the engine to prevent unexpected rolling away
•  Always apply the parking brake with the brake pedal depressed when the vehicle is stopped
•  Do not store personal belongings and valuables inside the vehicle. When leaving the vehicle unattended, always make sure all the doors including the tailgate are closed and locked
•  Improper alignment of vibration dampers for the exhaust system (rubber hanger bracket) may result in serious vibration problems. When reinstalling the exhaust system after undercoating, check the alignment of the dampers
•  Always check the accelerator and brake pedals with your right foot before starting the vehicle. Even an experienced driver can accidentally hit the wrong pedal if he/she drives different vehicles
•  Power unit of the vehicle operates independently of the braking system of the vehicle, so just calmly depress the brake pedal to stop the vehicle when it moves unintentionally due to the driver error including pedal misapplication or a malfunction
•  If your vehicle becomes stuck in snow, mud or sand, depressing the accelerator pedal harder only makes the tyres slip more which in turn causes damage to the transmission. If this happens, tow the vehicle away or take other actions as appropriate
•  Always contact the nearest Mahindra Dealer or Mahindra Authorised Service Centre for adding and changing transmission fluid. A non-genuine fluid can cause various problems including malfunction and performance deterioration of the transmission, and those damages are not covered by the warranty
•  The application of tint film, especially metallic film, may interfere with radio signals. Low visible light transmission (VLT) of the film can lead to malfunction in the headlamp. Also, make sure that no liquid solution for application of tint film flows into the electronic components of the vehicle to prevent error or malfunction
•  The tinted glass with very low VLT and enhanced solar control characteristics reduces visibility through the glass significantly, especially at night or in the rain, thereby causing unforeseen safety problems
•  The interior materials of the new vehicle within a year or use can emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Therefore, always open all the windows for sufficient ventilation before entering. Those chemicals can cause headaches and dizziness especially in the cabin of the vehicle parked for a long time in direct sunlight. Therefore, to prevent the driver and passengers from being exposed to these harmful chemicals and keep the comfortable indoor environment, set the air source selection switch to the fresh air intake mode for as long as possible or open the windows periodically while driving
4.2 Positions Of Engine Start/Stop Button (Smart Key)
Fully understand the functions in each position.
OFF Position
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Indicator: OFF
The electric power is not supplied to the electric systems and the steering wheel is locked. To turn off the engine, press the engine start/stop button with the engine start/stop button ON and the gear selector lever in P position.
For double parking, refer to “DOUBLE PARKING” in chapter 3.
•  The ignition switch can be set to OFF (vehicle power OFF) only when the gear selector lever is in the P position. (Door lock and theft deterrent arming not possible)
•  To set the ignition switch to OFF, shift the gear selector lever in the P position
ACC Position
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Indicator: Orange
Some electric accessories are operative. Press the engine start/stop button when the button is in the OFF position without depressing the brake pedal. The steering wheel is unlocked and electrical accessories are operative.
ON Position
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Indicator: Red
Most of the electric accessories are operative. Press the engine start/stop button when the button is in the ACC position without depressing the brake pedal. Do not leave the button in the ON position, if the engine is not running to prevent the battery from discharging.
•  Do not press the engine start/stop button while the engine is running. Otherwise, the engine start system could be damaged. After engine start, the indicator on the engine start/stop button is turned OFF
•  Make sure that the engine is turned off and the indicator on the engine start/stop button is off before leaving the vehicle
START Position
Indicator: Green
Engine starting position: To start the engine, depress the brake pedal and press the engine start/stop button with the gear selector lever in P or N position.
Engine Starting
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To start the engine, depress the brake pedal and press the engine start/stop button with the gear selector lever in P or N position.
•  Carry the smart key inside the vehicle
•  Fasten the seat belts and be sure that all other occupants have fastened theirs properly
•  Make sure the parking brake is engaged
•  Turn off all electric accessories
•  Place the gear selector lever in P position
•  Depress the brake pedal fully. Check that the indicator on the button in green. And, press the engine start/stop button. The indicator goes out after starting the engine
•  If you failed to start the engine, to prevent engine from damaging, put the ignition switch in “OFF” position and wait for more than 10 seconds
•  Try to start the engine again (refer to step 6)
•  When the engine is not running, do not put the ignition switch in “ACC” or “ON” position for long time. In this case, do not use the audio system as well. This may cause the battery discharge
•  The smart key may not work properly when you put it in the blind spot such as under the pedals, on the floor or on the seat cushion
•  If the engine fails to start, refer to section “Emergency Engine Starting” or have the system checked at Mahindra Authorised Service Centre
•  Do not press and hold the ignition switch even if the engine is not started
•  If you put the ignition switch in ACC or ON position or activate the audio system for an extended time period with the engine not running, the battery may run down
•  The lower the temperature of the coolant, the longer the warm-up time will be. Under the high ambient temperature condition like the summer season, the engine will start immediately without a time delay
•  When the weather gets cold in the winter, pressing the engine start/stop button with the brake pedal depressed turns on the glow indicator on the instrument cluster, but the engine will not start immediately. In this case, do not release the brake pedal until the glow indicator goes out and the engine starts. (If the engine is warmed up, the glow indicator may not come on.)
•  To make the engine start easy, start the engine as follows in very cold weather
•  Press the engine start/stop button twice without depressing the brake pedal
•  The engine start/stop button becomes ON and the preglow indicator on the instrument cluster comes on
•  Wait until the indicator goes out, and depress the brake pedal and press the engine start/stop button
The engine will start by pressing the engine start/stop button, only when the smart key is in the vehicle. Never allow children or any person who is unfamiliar with the vehicle to touch the engine start/stop button or related parts.
Driving Off the Vehicle
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•  Make sure that there are no persons or obstacles in the dangerous area around the vehicle
•  Release the parking brake
•  Keep the brake pedal depressed and shift into the “D” or “R” position. Make sure that the position indicator of “D” or “R” comes on. Slowly release the brake pedal to begin moving
•  When you stop your vehicle on a uphill, securely depress the brake pedal to prevent the vehicle rolling down
Turning Off the Engine
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•  Depress the brake pedal to stop the vehicle
•  Move the gear selector lever to the “P” position
•  Apply the parking brake firmly
•  Press the engine start/stop button to switch off the engine
•  Make sure that the engine is turned off before leaving the vehicle
Diesel engine learning mode: The diesel engine fuel injection injector learning mode is started during driving or vehicle stop to achieve optimum performance of the vehicle. It is normal for the vehicle engine to emit a slight noise and vibration during performing learning operation.
Engine self-cleaning operating sound: When the engine stops after driving, the system automatically cleans the EGR valve through which the intake air and exhaust gases flow and performs position learning. It is normal for the vehicle engine to emit operating sounds depending on the engine condition and cleaning procedures.
Turning Off the Engine While Driving
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If you need to turn off the engine in an accident or emergency, press and hold the ignition switch for 3 seconds. or more or briefly press 3 times within 1.5 seconds. The ignition switch will be set to ACC.
If the vehicle keeps rolling even after you turn the ignition off during driving, move the gear selector lever to the N position and press the ignition switch without depressing the brake pedal. The engine will be started again.
If you are not in emergency situation, never press the engine start/stop button while the vehicle is in motion. This would result in loss of directional control and braking function, which could cause an accident.
4.2.1 System Safety Mode
The protective measures including illumination of engine warning lamp and reduced engine power are taken (engine turned off in worst case) when there is a critical fault in the system or a malfunction in the major electrical or fuel system. This indicates the system entering the safety mode to protect the vehicle’s drive system.
•  If the safety mode is activated, pull over and stop the vehicle to a safe location immediately and contact your Mahindra Dealer. Then drive slowly or have the vehicle towed to a Mahindra Dealer or Mahindra Authorised Service Centre according to the Dealer’s instruction and have your vehicle checked by a mechanic
•  If you continue to drive in this state, normal driving is not maintained due to the fixed engine rpm and engine can stop. But even more importantly, continued driving with this state may damage the drive system
Cautions when starting the engine with smart key
•  The engine can be started only when the gear selector lever is in “P” or “N” position
•  Keep the brake pedal depressed when starting the engine
•  Do not depress the accelerator pedal when starting the engine
•  If the engine fails to start, wait for more than 10 seconds. And, try to start the engine again
•  After starting the engine, let it run for approx. 2 minutes at idle speed. Especially in winter season, slowly drive your vehicle immediately after driving off
•  The warning message appears on the instrument cluster and the buzzer sounds if you leave the vehicle with the smart key when the engine start/stop button is in ON or START position
•  The engine will start by pressing the engine start/stop button, only when the smart key is in the vehicle. Never allow children or any person who is unfamiliar with the vehicle to touch the engine start/stop button or related parts
•  Make sure that the engine cannot be started when checking the engine compartment
•  Do not leave the button in the ON position if the engine is not running to prevent the battery from discharging
•  If you are not in emergency situation, never press the engine start/stop button while the vehicle is in motion
•  The smart key may not work properly when you put it in the blind spot such as under the pedals, on the floor or on the seat cushion
•  The engine may not be started when you place the smart key near your smartphone or when you charge your smartphone with the power outlet in the vehicle
•  When leaving the vehicle, turn the engine off and always take the smart key with you
•  If, for some reason, you happen to lose your smart key, you will not be able to start the engine. Tow the vehicle, if necessary, and contact Mahindra Authorised Service Centre
•  Keep the smart key away from water or any liquid. It could be inoperative due to exposure to water or liquids. In this case, it will not be covered by warranty
4.3 Using Emergency Key (Smart Key)
4.3.1 How to Remove Emergency Key
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Emergency key
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Button for emergency key
•  Pull out the emergency key by pressing the button for emergency key
•  To fold in the emergency key, press and hold the button
Attempting to fold in the key without pressing the button can damage the emergency key.
4.3.2 Door Lock/Unlock With Emergency Key
Follow the procedures to lock/unlock the doors by removing the driver door handle cover in case of emergency.
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•  Pull out the driver door handle cover in the direction of the arrow to access the emergency key cover release hole lever (A)
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•  Insert the emergency key or flat bladed screwdriver (A) into the emergency key cover release hole lever and press in the lever (A)
Be careful not to scratch the door panel or lose the removed handle cover
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•  While pressing in the lever (A), push down the top side of the cover to remove it
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Lock
2
Unlock
•  Insert the emergency key into the key hole and turn it counterclockwise/clockwise to lock/unlock the door
If outside rearview mirror folding/unfolding switch is not pressed, the theft deterrent system will be disarmed and the side mirrors will be unfolded.
4.4 Smart Key Battery Low
4.4.1 Starting Engine With Smart Key Battery Dead
Opening/closing doors: If you cannot lock/unlock the doors using a smart key because of dead battery or wave interference, use the emergency key to lock/unlock the doors as shown below. Engine Start: If you cannot start the engine even with a smart key in the vehicle because of dead battery or wave interference, you can start the engine by using the smart key as shown below. Make sure to replace the battery or check the smart key after locking or unlocking the doors by using these methods.
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Lock
2
Unlock
Insert the emergency key into the key hole and turn it clockwise to unlock the door.
If the vehicle theft deterrent system is armed, warning buzzer will sound.
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Put one end of the smart key against the ignition switch and push it while depressing and holding the brake pedal with the gear selector lever in P or N position and. The warning buzzer will stop if it was activated.
If the door is opened after the engine starting when the smart key battery is low, a warning message "No smart key inside vehicle" will be displayed. The message will go off if you turn off the ignition and then restart the engine.
4.5 Replacing Smart Key Battery
If the operation range of your smart key is dramatically decreased or the smart key does not operate intermittently, replace the battery of the smart key. The internal circuit of the smart key may be broken by the static electricity. Therefore, if you have any doubt about your ability to replace the battery, visit Mahindra Authorised Service Centre for servicing.
Type A
Type B
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•  Use only the specified battery. The smart key may not work properly because of improper contact when using a battery with non-original dimensions
•  Do not mistake the polarity
•  Used batteries should be disposed of in compliance with local regulations
•  The smart key is not waterproof. A damaged key due to water exposure (e.g. beverages, moisture, etc.) will not be covered by your warranty
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Battery Voltage
3 V
Battery Capacity
225 mAh
•  Remove the cover at the back side of the smart key using a smallest flat-bladed screwdriver, taking care not to scratch the cover
•  Remove the rear cover and replace the battery
•  Instal a battery (one battery - CR2032)that meets the specifications with the correct polarity
•  Assemble in the reverse of removal
4.6 Gear Selector Lever In Automatic Transmission
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4.7 Gear Selector Lever Positions
4.7.1 P: Park Position
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Use this position to park your vehicle, start the engine, warm up the engine, or stay in a location for an extended length of time. To shift into any other position, depress the brake pedal with the ignition switch in the “ON” position.