Manual: 2012-2016

Page: 226

Risk of damage to the vehicle and to the tires.

Damage due to overloading is not covered by the vehicle warranty.

Tire damage may also be caused by overloading, and this damage is not covered by your tire warranty.

  • Do not overload your vehicle. Be careful about the roof load.
  • If you plan to load the vehicle, first correct the tire pressure. Tire pressure for loaded vehicle can be found on the tire pressure plate and in the chapter technical data.
  • Never exceed the specified axle load.

  • Please see the chapter "LOADING INFORMATION" on page 183.

Example of a tire pressure plate

Tire Pressure plate
Information on the tire pressure plate

A Seating capacity
Maximum number of vehicle occupants, including the driver.

B Vehicle load limit
Is the maximum total weight limit specified of the load (passengers and cargo) for the vehicle.
This is the maximum weight of passengers and cargo that can be loaded into the vehicle.
Please see the chapter "LOADING INFORMATION" on page 183.

C Original tire size
Size of tires mounted at the factory.

D Recommended cold tire inflation pressure
These values are for cold tires (68 °F/20 °C).

Tire traction


When driving on wet or slushy roads, a wedge of water may build up between the tires and the road. This phenomenon is known as "hydroplane" and may cause partial or complete loss of traction, vehicle control or stopping ability.

  • Reduce speed on wet surfaces.