Vivaro Owner’s Manual

Your Vivaro owner’s manual gives you all the information you need to drive your Vauxhall Vivaro safely and efficiently. That includes information on topics like servicing, instructions and technical information.

Each van comes with an owner’s manual in book format, which you receive when the van is first registered. If it’s lost or not passed over to you at the point of sale, you can see the full owner’s manual online.


You can also buy the manual to keep in your glove box at your local Vauxhall Retailer or through our official online store.

Choose the owner’s manual you need according to dates below. They show when each manual was published, so you should pick the one that corresponds with when your Vivaro was built.

Your Vivaro owner’s manual covers the following sections:

  • In brief gives you quick reference information and diagrams for operating your Vivaro’s various instruments, seats and keys, including how to use hands-free keys.

  • Keys, doors and windows walks you through the controls on each of these, such as all the things you can do with just your Vivaro’s key, activating locks, using the doors and moving mirrors.

  • Seats, restraints includes how-to diagrams for adjusting the headrests, your seat position and seat belts, as well as how to fold the seats and information on airbags. If you’re travelling with kids, this section gives you information on child seats, deactivating the front airbag and how to use the ISOFIX system.

  • Storage is a handy section for finding all of the storage compartments in the van, including those around your driver’s seat and under the seats. If you want to add storage systems such as net pockets or hooks in the back of your van, those diagrams are here too. It also has information and diagrams on how to use the roof rack system. (Tow bar information is under Driving and Operating.)

  • Instruments and controls takes you through each control in the van, as well as how to change the infotainment settings and what each warning light means. So if you need to find out how to do something or learn what a dashboard symbol or code means, check this section. If you use your Vivaro’s trip computer to track trip mileage or mpg, you can find out how to reset it here.

  • Lighting, as you’d expect, runs you through all the light controls and symbols. You can also find out how to set exit lighting, where the lights illuminate the surrounding area for a short time after you lock the van.

  • Climate control explains each control and shows the best ways to demist or cool your van using the climate control system, even without the engine running.

  • Driving and operating takes you through the pedals and gear controls, different driving modes, cruise control and speed limited. It also includes information on clearing the diesel particulate filter (DPF) and how to top up AdBlue. For tow bars or towing hitches, there are driving-while-towing tips and load restrictions.

  • Vehicle care is packed with tips and how-tos for looking after your van. That includes regular checks, replacing wiper blades and bulbs, towing another vehicle and using the tyre repair kit or spare wheel. For more information on tyres, see van tyres.

  • Service and maintenance provides information on your Vivaro’s service interval on the first page of this section. There’s also information on engine oil and fluids.

  • Technical data covers information about where to find your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) plate and what this information means as well as fluid specifications, engine data, dimensions and tyre sizes and pressures.

  • Index is an A to Z of all the content in the owner’s manual, so you can find exactly what you’re looking for with ease.

The team at your local Vauxhall Retailer are on hand to help if you’re looking for servicing, tyres, parts or repairs.