engine Alfa Romeo Stelvio 2019 Owner's Manual
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REFUELLINGDo not use petrol containing methanol or ethanol E85. Using these mixtures may cause misfiring and driving issues, as well as damage vital
components of the supply system.
For further details on the use of the correct fuel see the "Refuelling the vehicle" paragraph in the "Starting and driving" chapter.
STARTING THE ENGINE
Make sure that the electric parking brake is engaged and that the transmission is in P (Park) or N (Neutral), press the brake pedal and then press the
ignition device button.
PARKING ON FLAMMABLE MATERIAL
The catalytic converter develops high temperatures during operation. Do not park the car on grass, dry leaves, pine needles or other flammable
material: fire hazard.
RESPECTING THE ENVIRONMENT
The vehicle is fitted with a system that carries out a continuous diagnosis of the emission-related components in order to help protect the
If, after buying the vehicle, you decide to add electrical accessories (with the risk of gradually draining the battery), contact an Alfa Romeo
Dealership. They can calculate the overall electrical requirement and check that the vehicle's electric system can support the required load.
Correct maintenance of the car is essential for ensuring that it maintains its performance and its safety features, its environmental friendliness and
low running costs for a long time to come.
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Some car components have coloured labels whose symbols indicate precautions to be observed when using this component. See
below for a brief description of each symbol summarising the contents herein. Always take great care to all warnings herein.
READ THE USER'S
MANUALDO NOT TOUCH WITH
HANDSIT CAN START
WITH ENGINE OFF
PROTECT YOUR EYESDO NOT OPEN THE CAP
WHEN THE ENGINE IS
HOTDO NOT OPEN: HIGH
KEEP CHILDREN AT A
DISTANCEBURSTINGMOVING PARTS KEEP PARTS
OF YOUR BODY AND
DO NOT APPROACH
FLAMESCORROSIVE LIQUIDHIGH VOLTAGE
VEHICLE CHANGES / ALTERATIONS
IMPORTANT Any change or alteration of the car might seriously affect its safety and road holding, thus causing accidents, in which
the occupants could even be fatally injured.
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In-depth knowledge of your new vehicle starts here.
The handbook that you are reading simply and directly explains
how it is made and how it works.
That’s why we advise you to read it seated comfortably on board,
so that you can see immediately what is described for you.
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DASHBOARD FOR RIGHT-HAND DRIVE VERSION . . ........11
REAR VIEW MIRRORS...........................24
EXTERNAL LIGHTS .............................26
WINDSCREEN WIPER . ...........................31
CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM.......................33
LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT TAILGATE..................39
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1) 2) 3) 4) 5)
To activate the starter switch fig. 4, the
electronic key must be inside the
The ignition device has the following
STOP: engine off, steering locked.
Some electrical devices (e.g. central door
locking system, alarm, etc.) are still
ON (single button press): all electrical
devices are available. This state can be
selected by pressing the ignition device
button once, without pressing the brake
AVV: engine starting. This state can be
selected by pressing the starter buttononce with the brake pedal pressed.
NOTE With the starter switch ON, if
30 minutes pass with P (Park) mode
engaged and the engine stopped, the
starter switch will automatically move to
the STOP position.
NOTE With the engine running, it is
possible to go away from the car taking
the electronic key with you. The engine
will still be running. The vehicle will
indicate the absence of the key on board
when the door is closed.
For more information on the engine
start-up, see the description in the
"Starting the engine" paragraph, in the
"Starting and driving" chapter.
IMPORTANT If the battery was
disconnected, do not start the engine
immediately after reconnecting the
terminals, but press the start button,
without operating the pedals, to turn on
the instrument panel and then start the
symbol on the instrument panel
will remain on, indicating that the
steering must be initialised. To do this,
turn the steering wheel from one end to
the other and bring it back to the centre
position within 30 seconds from starting
the engine. If any red warning lights on
the instrument panel remain lit, stop theengine, wait for at least 5 seconds and
repeat the starting procedure described
STARTING WITH FLAT KEY BATTERY
If the remote control battery is flat,
proceed as follows to start the vehicle:
lift the front armrest;
lay the key over the profile at the
bottom of the compartment.
STEERING LOCK(where provided)
The steering lock is engaged when the
driver door is opened with the ignition
device button at STOP.
The steering lock disengages when the
ignition device is pressed and the
electronic key is recognised.
1)Always take the key with you when you
leave your vehicle to prevent someone from
accidentally operating the controls.
Remember to engage the electric parking
brake. Never leave children unattended in
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2)It is absolutely forbidden to carry out any
after-market operation involving steering
system or steering column modifications
(e.g. installation of anti-theft device) that
could adversely affect performance,
invalidate the warranty, cause SERIOUS
SAFETY PROBLEMS and also result in the
car not meeting type-approval
3)Before leaving the vehicle, ALWAYS
engage the handbrake. On versions
equipped with automatic transmission,
activate mode P (Park) and press the ignition
device to set it to STOP. When leaving the
vehicle, always lock all the doors by pressing
the button on the handle.
4)For versions equipped with the Keyless
Start system, do not leave the electronic key
inside or near the car or in a place accessible
to children. Do not leave the vehicle with the
ignition device in ON position. A child could
activate the electric window winders, other
controls or even start the vehicle.
5)If the ignition device has been tampered
with (e.g. an attempted theft), have it
checked over by the Alfa Romeo Dealership
before driving again.ENGINE IMMOBILIZER
The Engine Immobilizer system prevents
unauthorised use of the vehicle
preventing to start the engine.
The system does not need to be
enabled/activated: operation is
automatic, regardless of the fact that the
vehicle's doors are locked or unlocked.
When the ignition device is set to ON, the
Engine Immobilizer system identifies the
code transmitted by the key. If the code
is recognised as valid, the Engine
Immobilizer system enables engine
When the ignition device is brought back
to STOP, the Engine Immobilizer system
deactivates the control unit controlling
the engine, thus preventing its starting.
For the correct engine starting
procedures, see the instructions in the
"Starting the engine" paragraph,
"Starting and driving" chapter.Irregular operation
If, during starting, the key code is not
correctly recognised, theicon is
displayed on the instrument panel (see
the instructions in the "Warning lights and
messages" paragraph, "Knowing the
instrument panel" chapter). This
condition leads to the engine switching
off after 2 seconds. In this case, bring the
ignition device to STOP and then to ON; if
it is still blocked, try with the other keys
provided. If it is still not possible to start
the engine, contact an Alfa Romeo
icon is displayed while driving,
this means that the system is running a
self-diagnosis (e.g. due to a voltage drop).
If the display persists, contact an Alfa
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ELECTRICALLY ADJUSTABLE FRONT
NOTE The conformation of the seats may
vary according to the versions.
The buttons for electrical seat
adjustment are on the outer side of the
seat, near the floor.
These buttons can be used to adjust the
height, the lengthwise position in relation
to the vehicle and the angle of the
Use the rear part of switch 1 fig. 15 to
modify the height and/or the angle of the
Push switch 1 forwards or backwards to
move the seat in the corresponding
direction.Backrest angle adjustment
Push switch 2 fig. 15 forwards or
backwards to adjust the backrest in the
Electric lumbar adjustment
Use the joystick 3 fig. 15 to actuate the
lumbar area device until getting top
comfort while driving.
Press the following parts of the joystick:
top: inflates the cushion;
bottom: deflates the cushion;
front: inflates the upper part of the
rear: inflates the lower part of the
IMPORTANT The electrical adjustment is
only allowed when the ignition device is
turned to ON and for about 2 minutes
after it is turned to STOP. The seat can
also be moved after opening/closing the
door for about 2 minutes; car
locking/unlocking or switching on of the
centre front ceiling light.
Seat angle adjustment (tilting)
The seat angle can be set to four
positions. Lift or push the front part of
control 1 to move the front part of the
seat in the corresponding direction.
Release control 1 when the seat has
reached the desired position.Backrest width adjustment
Push the switches 4 fig. 15 to regulate
the width of the backrest through the
Storing the driver’s seat positions
Buttons 5 fig. 16 allow you to store and
recall three different driver’s seat
You can store and recall for 20 minutes
with the starter switch in the STOP
position or with the starter switch in the
ON position, the engine running and the
vehicle moving. The performed position
memorisation is confirmed by an acoustic
To memorise a seat position, adjust it
with the various controls, then press the
button where you want to memorise the
position for 1.5 seconds. When a new
seat position is memorised, the
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previously memorised position on the
same button is automatically
Recalling a memorised position is also
possible for about 3 minutes after the
doors are opened and about 1 minute
after the engine is stopped. To recall a
memorised position, press the relevant
EASY ENTRY FUNCTION
The Easy Entry function is designed to
retract the driver side seat automatically
by 2.36 in (60 mm) to make it easier for
the driver to get in and out of the car.
The movement is activated only if the
seat is set to a driving position which is in
front of the B pillar of the car.
The function is associated with
electrically adjustable front seats for
each of the three stored positions.
The Easy Entry function can be
activated/deactivated using the Connect
system.Activating entrance mode
With the door open and the starter device
at STOP, the driver side seat will be in a
position retracted by 2.36 in (60 mm)
with respect to the driving position set by
When the door is closed and the starter
device is in the ON position, the seat will
automatically return to the set driving
NOTE If the seat is moved manually while
it is still in retracted position, it will
remain in the new set position when the
car is entered again.
Activating exit mode
In order to help the driver get out of the
car, the driver side seat will move back by
2.36 in (60 mm) when the starter device
is in STOP mode and the driver side door
NOTE Pressing any button on the seat
memory or control panel will immediately
interrupt the automatic positioning
function (antipanic function). The
operation must be repeated to complete
The rear seats allow for:
SPLIT FOLDING REAR SEAT
Partial extension of the luggage
compartment (1/3 or 2/3)
Extending the right side of the luggage
compartment (1/3 of the rear seat)
allows you to carry two passengers on
the left part of the rear seat, while
extending the left side (2/3 of the rear
seat) allows you to carry one passenger.
Proceed as follows:
completely lower the rear seat head
place the seat belt so that it doesn't
impede the movement of the backrest
while tilting it;
operate the left-hand lever 1
fig. 18 (inside the luggage compartment)
to fold down the left side, or the mirror
image right-hand lever to fold down the
right side of the backrest. It will fold
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To adjust the position bring the lever 1
fig. 22 down to position A, after which the
steering wheel can be adjusted to the
most suitable position and subsequently
locked in this position by bringing lever
1 to position B again.
ELECTRIC STEERING WHEEL HEATING(where provided)
With ignition device at ON, press the
fig. 23 button on the air conditioner
When the function is enabled, the LED on
the button switches on.
IMPORTANT If this function is activated
with the engine stopped the battery may
14)All adjustments must be carried out only
with the car stationary and engine stopped.
15)It is absolutely forbidden to carry out
any after-market operation involving
steering system or steering column
modifications (e.g. installation of anti-theft
device) that could adversely affect
performance, invalidate the warranty, cause
SERIOUS SAFETY PROBLEMS and also
result in the car not meeting type-approval
REAR VIEW MIRRORS
Operate lever fig. 24 to adjust the mirror
into two different positions: normal or
The mirror is fitted with a safety device
that causes its release in the event of a
violent impact with the passenger.
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AUTO FUNCTION (Dusk sensor)
This is implemented by an infrared LED
sensor on the windscreen that works in
conjunction with the rain sensor. It is able
to detect variations in the outside light
level based on the light sensitivity set
through the Connect system.
The dusk sensor sensitivity can be
adjusted according to 3 levels: level
1=minimum sensitivity, level 2=average
sensitivity, level 3=maximum sensitivity.
The higher the sensitivity set, the lesser
is the external light variation needed to
switch the lights on (e.g. with a setting on
level 3 at sunset the headlights come on
earlier than levels 1 and 2).
Turn the light switch to the
IMPORTANT The function can only be
activated with the ignition device at ON.
To deactivate the function, turn the light
switch to a position other than
Turn the light switch toto switch on
the side lights, the lights on the
instrument panel and the dipped beam
warning light switches on in the
DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS (DRL) AND
SIDE LIGHTS (Daytime Running Lights)
With the ignition device turned to ON and
the light switch turned to position
daytime running lights are automatically
activated; the other lights and interior
lighting remain off.
Where provided, when the direction
indicators are activated, the
corresponding DRL will be dimmed (on
35W Bi-Xenon Headlamps, the DRL will
be turned off), until the direction
indicators are deactivated.
Where provided, the DRL can be
activated/deactivated from Connect
system, by selecting the following
functions in sequence on the main MENU:
"Settings", "Lights" and "Daytime Running
IMPORTANT For markets where DRL use
is not required, these lights work as side
lights and they are switched on and off
jointly with the main beam headlights.
FRONT FOG LIGHTS
The fog light switch is integrated with the
button to turn on the fog
lights with side lights and dipped beam
headlights on.To turn off the fog lights, press the
button again or turn the switch to the
The fog lights are switched on with the
dipped beam headlights or DRL on (the
latter work as side lights) and are
switched on when switching on the main
beam headlights but not when the main
beam headlights are flashed only.
If the fog lights are not switched off
before stopping the engine, the next time
the engine is started they will switch on
The fog lights perform cornering
function. This function allows to
illuminate the road or a corner better by
lighting the corresponding fog light.
The cornering function can be
deactivated on the Connect system by
selecting the following functions in
sequence on the main menu: "Settings",
"Lights" and "Cornering Lights".
REAR FOG LIGHT
The rear fog light switch is integrated
with the light switch.
button to switch the light
The rear fog light switches on only when
the dipped beam headlights or fog lights
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are switched on. The light can be
switched off by pressing the
again or by switching off the dipped
When the engine is stopped with the rear
fog lights on, the next time the engine is
started the lights will, however, be off.
They are switched on if, within a few
seconds from stopping the engine, the
light switch is put first in the
and then the
position. All side lights
switch on, if you want to leave only those
on one side (right/left) switched on, you
need to move the direction indicators
control on the position on the side you
wish to leave on.
When a front door is opened with the
light switch in position
, a tone will be
heard to inform the driver that the
parking lights are on.
warning light switches on in the
IMPORTANT Turning the ignition switch
to ON turns off the parking lights, which
were on only on one side.
HEADLIGHTS OFF TIMER
The "Follow Me" function delays the
switching off of the headlights after the
car has been stopped.
The function can be enabled from theConnect system by selecting the
following functions from the main menu
in sequence: "Settings", "Lights" and
"Follow me"; the side lights and the
dipped beam headlights stay on for a
time that can be set between 30, 60 and
With the headlights on, take the ignition
device to the STOP position: the timer
starts when the light switch is turned to
IMPORTANT To activate this function the
headlights must be deactivated within
2 minutes after the ignition device has
been taken to STOP.
This function is deactivated by switching
on the headlights, the side lights or
bringing the ignition device to ON.
AFS FUNCTION (Adaptive Frontlight
This is a system combined with Xenon
headlights (Bi-Xenon Headlamps 35W
version) which directs the main light
beam, horizontally and vertically, and
continuously and automatically adapts it
to the driving conditions round
The system directs the light beam to light
up the road in the best way, taking intoaccount the speed of the car, the
bend/corner angle and the speed of
MAIN BEAM HEADLIGHTS
To activate the fixed main beam
headlights push the left lever towards
the instrument panel fig. 29. The light
switch must be turned to
With main beam headlights on, the
warning light/icon on the instrument
panel will come on at the same time.
The main beam headlights are switched
off by pushing the left stalk forward
again. Warning light/icon
in the instrument panel.
Flashing the headlights
The flashing of the main beam headlights
is activated by pulling the left stalk
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