There is a transponder (an electronic component) in the key grip, containing a stored code.
When the ignition is switched on, the ignition lock checks the code.
The immobilizer can be deactivated and the engine started only using an authorized ignition key.
Switching off the immobilizer
If the ignition is left on for more than 2 minutes without the engine being started, the immobilizer is switched on again.
Switching on the immobilizer
Security Wheel Bolts
1 - Central locking button
2 - Front luggage compartment lid button
3 - Rear luggage compartment lid button
4 - Light-emitting diode
Key with Radio Remote Control
Unlocking the vehicle
Locking the vehicle
Switching off the alarm system if it is triggered accidentally
Unlocking front luggage compartment lid
Unlocking rear luggage compartment lid
If the vehicle was locked, it is unlocked simultaneously with the luggage compartment.
In vehicles with seat memory the stored seat and door mirror positions are automatically set.
The vehicle will be locked again approx. 80 seconds after the luggage compartment is closed if none of the doors was opened.
The relocking time of the doors can be adjusted to suit your individual requirements:
10 - 100 seconds.
The doors stay locked when the luggage compartment is unlocked.