Roof racks and load carriers

Roof rack

WARNINGS:
If you use a roof rack, the fuel consumption of your vehicle will be higher and you may experience different driving characteristics.

Read and follow the manufacturerТs instructions when you are fitting a roof rack.

CAUTION:
Do not exceed the maximum permissible roof load of 50 kilogrammes (110 pounds) (including the roof rack).

Check the security of the roof rack and tighten its fittings as follows: Х before starting.

Х after driving 50 kilometres (30 miles).

Х at 1 000 kilometres (600 miles) intervals or less, depending on road surface.

To reduce fuel consumption, cross rails should be removed when not in use.

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