SKODA FABIA 2013 2.G / 5J Owner's Manual
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ŠKODA FabiaOwner's Manual
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Layout of this Owner's Manual
This Owner's Manual has been systematically designed to make it easy for you to
search for and obtain the information you require.
Chapters, table of contents and subject index
The text of the Owner's manual is divided into relatively short sections which are
combined into easy-to-read chapters. The chapter you are reading at any particular
moment is always specified on the bottom right of the page.
The Table of contents is arranged according to the chapters and the detailed Sub-
ject index at the end of the Owner's Manual helps you to rapidly find the informa-
tion you are looking for.
All direction indications such as “left”, “right”, “front”, “rear” relate to the direction of
travel of the vehicle.
Units of measurement
All values are expressed in metric units.
Explanation of symbolsDenotes a reference to a section with important information and safety
advice in a chapter.Denotes the end of a section.Denotes the continuation of a section on the next page.Indicates situations where the vehicle must be stopped as soon as possi-
ble.®Denotes a registered trademark.Denotes the display in the MAXI DOT display.Denotes the display in the segment display.
The display in the segment display will be used in this Owner's Manual to represent the display unless otherwise specified.
WARNINGThe most important notes are marked with the heading WARNING. These
WARNING notes draw your attention to a serious risk of accident or injury .CAUTIONA Caution note draws your attention to the possibility of damage to your vehicle
(e.g. damage to gearbox), or points out general risks of an accident.
For the sake of the environment
An Environmental note draws your attention to environmental protection aspects.
This is where you will, for example, find tips aimed at reducing your fuel consump-
A normal Note draws your attention to important information about the operation
of your vehicle.
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Documentation of vehicle handover Date of delivery/initial registrationa)
(VIN) Vehicle identification number
Vendor's stamp and signature I confirm that I have taken delivery of the specified vehicle in good condi-
tion, have been shown how to operate it correctly, and the terms of the
warranty have been explained to me. Customer's signature a)
(Whichever comes first).
ŠKODA extended warranty ŠKODA Partner's stamp Limits on the ŠKODA extended warranty a) Years: or km: Valid from: a)
(Whichever comes first).
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You have opted for a ŠKODA – our sincere thanks for your confidence in us.
You have received a vehicle with the latest technology and range of amenities. Please read this Owner's Manual carefully, because the operation in accordance with these instructions is a prerequisite for proper use
of the vehicle.
If you have any questions about your vehicle, please contact a ŠKODA Partner.
We hope you enjoy driving your ŠKODA, and wish you a pleasant journey at all times.
Your ŠKODA AUTO a.s. (hereinafter referred to only as ŠKODA or manufacturer)
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The on-board literature contains the following terms relating to the service work for your vehicle.
› “Specialist garage” - a workshop that carries out specialist service tasks for
ŠKODA vehicles A specialist garage can be a ŠKODA partner, a ŠKODA service
partner or an independent workshop.
› “ŠKODA service partner” - A workshop that has been contractually authorized
by the manufacturer ŠKODA AUTO a.s. or its sales partner to perform service
tasks on ŠKODA vehicles and to sell ŠKODA Genuine Parts.
› “ŠKODA partner” - A company that has been authorized by the manufacturer
ŠKODA AUTO a.s. or its sales partner to sell new ŠKODA vehicles and, when ap-
plicable, to service them using ŠKODA Genuine Parts and sell ŠKODA Genuine
These operating instructions apply to all body variants of the vehicle and all rela-
The manual describes all possible equipment variants without identifying them
as special equipment, model variants or market-dependent equipment.
Consequently, this vehicle does not necessarily contain all of the equipment
components described in this Owner's Manual.
The scope of equipment of your vehicle relates to your purchase contract for the vehicle. More information is available from the ŠKODA Partner from whom you
bought the vehicle.
The illustrations can differ in minor details from your vehicle; they are only inten-
ded for general information.
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Table of Contents
Materials defect liability and ŠKODA warranty for
Mobility warranty and ŠKODA extended
Using the system
Instruments and Indicator Lights
Multifunction display (MFD)
Service Interval Display
MAXI DOT display
Unlocking and locking
Unlocking and locking
Central locking system
Anti-theft alarm system
Electrical power windows
Electric sliding/tilting roof
Lights and visibility
Windscreen wipers and washers
53Seats and storage54Front seats54
Variable loading floor in the luggage
compartment (Fabia Estate)
Net partition (Fabia Estate)
Bicycle carrier in the luggage compartment
Roof rack system
Heating and air conditioning
Heating, ventilation, cooling
Air conditioning system (manual air conditioning
Climatronic (automatic air conditioningsystem)
Communication and multimedia
Universal telephone preinstallation GSM II
Starting-off and Driving
Starting and stopping the engine
Manual gear shifting and pedals
Economical driving and respect the
Avoiding damage to your vehicle
109Assist systems111Brake assist systems111
Cruise control system
Towing a trailer
Correct seated position
Wearing seat belts
Inertia reel and belt pretensioners
Description of the airbag system
Transporting children safely
Services, modifications and technical
Washing the car
Vehicle exterior care
Care of the interior
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Inspecting and replenishing158Fuel158
Tyres and rims
Emergency equipment, and self-help
Changing a wheel
Towing the vehicle
Fuses and light bulbs
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Materials defect liability and ŠKODAwarranty for new cars
Materials defect liability
Your ŠKODA partner, as a vendor, is liable to you for defects in your new ŠKODA
car, ŠKODA Genuine Parts or ŠKODA Genuine Accessories in accordance with stat-
utory regulations and the purchase agreement.
ŠKODA warranty for new cars
As well as the materials defect liability, ŠKODA AUTO a.s. grants you the ŠKODA warranty for new cars (hereafter referred to as “ŠKODA warranty),” according to
the terms described below.
As part of the ŠKODA warranty, ŠKODA AUTO a.s. will guarantee the following
› Repair of damage to your vehicle that occurs within two years from the start of
the ŠKODA warranty;
› Repair of paint damage to your vehicle that occurs within three years from the
start of the ŠKODA warranty;
› Repair of rust perforation to the bodywork of your vehicle that occurs within
twelve years from the start of the warranty. Only rust perforation from the in- side to the outside of body panels is considered to be rust perforation of the
bodywork and is covered by the ŠKODA warranty.
The start of the warranty is the date on which the original purchaser acquires the vehicle upon purchasing it from the ŠKODA partner or the date of first registra-
tion. Whichever occurs first and is accordingly recorded by the ŠKODA partner in
the service schedule is the applicable date.
Defects may be remedied by replacement or repair of the defective part. Replacedparts become the property of the ŠKODA service partner.
There are no other entitlements arising from the ŠKODA warranty. In particular,
there are no entitlements to replacement, cancellation, provision of a courtesy
vehicle for the duration of repairs or compensation for loss.
If your ŠKODA vehicle was purchased from a ŠKODA partner in a country withinthe European Economic Area (i.e. the countries of the European Union, Norway,
Iceland and Liechtenstein) or in Switzerland, claims arising from the ŠKODA war-
ranty must also be made through a ŠKODA service partner in one of these coun-
tries.If your ŠKODA vehicle has been purchased from a ŠKODA partner outside the Eu-
ropean Economic Area and Switzerland, claims arising from the ŠKODA warranty
must also be made through a ŠKODA service partner outside the European Eco-
nomic Area and Switzerland.
One of the conditions for the assertion of the ŠKODA warranty is that all service operations have been carried out works in a timely and adequate manner and in
accordance with the manufacturer's provisions. You must prove that service oper-
ations have been carried out properly and in accordance with the manufacturer's
provisions when asserting a claim under the ŠKODA warranty. Where a service
has been missed or not carried out according to the manufacturer's provisions,
you may still be entitled to warranty claims as long as you can prove that the
missed service or the failure to carry out a service according to the manufactur-
er's provisions was not the cause of the defect.
Natural wear and tear of your vehicle is not covered by the ŠKODA warranty. The
ŠKODA warranty also does not cover defects to bodywork, installations and con-
versions provided by third-parties, nor vehicle defects caused by these. The same
is true for accessories which are not factory installed and/or supplied.
In addition, this warranty does not apply if the defect was caused by one of thefollowing:
› unauthorized use, improper handling (e.g. use in motorsport competitions or
overloading), improper care and maintenance, or unapproved modification to
› non-compliance with provisions in the service schedule and the Owner's manual
or other factory-supplied instructions;
› external causes or influences (e.g. accidents, hail, flooding, etc.);
› parts fitted or installed on the vehicle the use of which is not approved by
ŠKODA AUTO a.s., or modification of the vehicle in a manner not approved by
ŠKODA AUTO a.s. (e.g. tuning);
› damage caused by you which was not immediately seen to by specialist garage
or was not fixed properly.
It is the customer's responsibility to prove that it was not the cause.
This ŠKODA warranty does not affect the purchaser's statutory rights arising from
liability for defects by the vehicle vendor and other potential claims under product liability laws.
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Mobility warranty and ŠKODA extendedwarranty
The mobility warranty provides a sense of security when travelling in your vehicle.
Should your car break down when you're on the move one day as a result of an
unexpected fault, you will be eligible for services to ensure your continued mobili-
ty as part of the mobility warranty, which includes the following: Breakdown serv-ice at the breakdown location and towing to the ŠKODA service partner, technical
assistance by phone or in person.
If your vehicle is not repaired on the same day, the ŠKODA service partner may
provide further services as required, such as replacement transportation (bus,
train, etc.), a courtesy vehicle, etc.
You can obtain more information regarding terms and conditions for the provision of mobility warranty for your vehicle from your ŠKODA partner. Here you will also
be given detailed terms and conditions of the mobility warranty as it relates to
your vehicle. In the event that there is no mobility warranty coverage available for
your vehicle, you should check with any ŠKODA service partner about the possibil-
ity of concluding a contract retrospectively.
The mobility warranty is only available in some countries.
Optional ŠKODA extended warranty
If you received an extended ŠKODA warranty when purchasing your new car, the
two-year ŠKODA warranty for defects in your ŠKODA vehicle will be extended by
the period you chose or until the chosen mileage limit has been reached.
The paintwork warranty and the warranty against rust perforation referred to
above stay unaffected by the extended warranty.
Detailed conditions for the extended warranty are included in the extended war-ranty terms and conditions, which your ŠKODA partner will have given you when
you purchased your new vehicle.
The mobility warranty and optional extended ŠKODA warranty are only available
in some countries.
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AbbreviationsAbbreviationDefinitionrpmEngine revolutions per minuteABSAnti-lock brake systemAGAutomatic gearboxTCSTraction controlCO2 in g/kmdischarged quantity of carbon dioxide in grams per driven kilo-
meterDPFDiesel particle filterDSGAutomatic double clutch gearboxEDLElectronic differential lockECEEconomic Commission for EuropeESCElectronic Stability ControlEUEuropean UnionkWKilowatt, measuring unit for the engine outputMGManual gearboxMFDMultifunction displayN1Panel van intended exclusively or mainly for the transporta-
tion of goodsNmNewton meter, measuring unit for the engine torqueTDI CRDiesel engine with turbocharging and common rail injection systemTSIPetrol engine with turbocharging and direct injection