Opel Corsa Manuals

Opel Corsa: Starting and operating / Starting the engine

Vehicles with ignition switch

Opel Corsa. Starting the engine

Turn key to position 1 to release the steering wheel lock.

Manual transmission: operate clutch and brake pedal.

Automatic transmission: operate brake pedal and move selector lever to P or N.

Do not operate accelerator pedal.

Diesel engines: wait until control indicator Opel Corsa. Starting the engine extinguishes.

Turn key briefly to position 2 and release after engine has been started.

Manual transmission: during an Autostop, the engine can be started by depressing the clutch pedal.

Automatic transmission: during an Autostop, the engine can be started by releasing the brake pedal.

Vehicles with power button

Opel Corsa. Starting the engine

  • Manual transmission: select neutral gear, operate clutch and brake pedal.
  • Automatic transmission: operate brake pedal and move selector lever to P or N.
  • Do not operate accelerator pedal.
  • Press Start/Stop button.
  • Release button after starting procedure begins. Diesel engine starts after control indicator Opel Corsa. Starting the engine for preheating extinguishes.
  • Before restarting or to switch off the engine when vehicle is stationary, press Start/Stop once more briefly.

To start the engine during an Autostop:

  • Manual transmission: during an Autostop, the engine can be started by depressing the clutch pedal.
  • Automatic transmission: during an Autostop, the engine can be started by releasing the brake pedal.

Emergency shut off during driving

If the engine needs to be switched off during driving in case of emergency, press Start/Stop for 5 seconds.

Danger

Switching off the engine during driving may cause loss of power support for brake and steering systems. Assistance systems and airbag systems are disabled. Lighting and brake lights will extinguish. Therefore power down the engine and ignition while driving only when required in case of emergency.

Starting the vehicle at low temperatures

Starting the engine without additional heaters is possible down to -25 °С for diesel engines and -30 °C for petrol engines. Required is an engine oil with the correct viscosity, the correct fuel, performed services and a sufficiently charged vehicle battery. With temperatures below -30 °C the automatic transmission requires a warming phase of approx. 5 minutes. The selector lever must be in position P.

Turbo engine warm-up

Upon start-up, engine available torque may be limited for a short time, especially when the engine temperature is cold. The limitation is to allow the lubrication system to fully protect the engine.

    Power button

    The electronic key or smart access device must be inside the vehicle. Engine start Operate the clutch pedal (manual transmission), the brake pedal and press Start/Stop...

    Overrun cut-off. Stop-start system

    Overrun cut-off The fuel supply is automatically cut off during overrun, i.e. when the vehicle is driven with a gear engaged but accelerator pedal is released...

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