Aston Martin DBX 2021 Storage User Manual
Both front and rear doors have door pockets.
In the event of heavy braking, sharp steering or an accident, items in the glove box can be thrown into the cabin and can cause injury. Always close the glove box before driving. Press the glove box button (A) to open. Push up to close.
Armrest Storage Box
The armrest storage box gives access to the media interface panel (SD card port and two USB ports), a 12V accessory power socket and the emergency ignition switch. Each side of the armrest lid can also be slid forward or backwards for each front occupant.
If the center rear seat is not in use, the back rest can be folded to give both an armrest and a pair of cup holders.
Rear Height Adjustment
Repeated use of this feature in a short period of time may cause the system to temporarily not function correctly and will function as normal once the system has had opportunity to pressurize again. To aid loading, the rear suspension can be adjusted from the luggage compartment. Use the buttons on the left side of the luggage compartment to raise (1) or lower (2) the vehicle1. A brief press of either button will change the height, and a press in the opposite direction will move the suspension back to standard ride height. Press and hold the button to continuously move the suspension in that direction. Once vehicle speed is greater than 4 km/h (3 mph) the rear suspension will return to normal ride height.
The parcel shelf is split into two parts, front and rear, and either or both can be removed to increase the available height in the luggage compartment. To remove the rear parcel shelf, pull down off the locating lugs.
To remove the front parcel shelf, pull up and backwards to release the lugs from the guides.
Load Safety and Guidelines
Do not use nets or elastic straps to secure heavy loads. These are designed to prevent light loads from slipping and can fail when used to hold a heavy load. This can cause the load to shift when the vehicle is driven or in the event of a crash and cause damage, injury or death. Always use load straps that are correctly rated for the load to be held.
When a load is strapped down, do not route the straps around sharp corners or edges. This can cause the strap to fail. This can cause the load to shift when the vehicle is driven or in the event of a crash and cause damage, injury or death. If sharp corners or edges cannot be avoided, use sufficient padding so as to reduce the risk of damage to the straps.
A vehicle’s handling characteristics can change with how a load is distributed. This can cause the vehicle to behave differently when driven at speed. Never exceed the maximum gross vehicle weight (GVW) or the axle loads for the vehicle (Refer to ’Dimensions’, page 11.38).
When a large load is used, follow the below guidelines:
- Where possible, always store items in the luggage compartment.
- Use the tie down eyelets to secure the load.
- Make sure the load is distributed evenly in the luggage compartment and between the tie down eyelets.
- Move heavy loads as far forward and as low down as possible in the luggage compartment.
- Where possible, move the load so it is behind an unoccupied seat.
- Do not allow the load to go above the top of the rear seats.
Load Tie Downs
There are four fixed tie down eyelets (A) in the load compartment that can be used to secure a load.
Warning: The tether anchor points (B) in the seats are only to be used to secure the tether straps for child seats. They are not engineered to be used to secure heavy loads. Never use the tether anchor points as tie down points.
Folding Rear Seats
To increase load space, the rear seats can be folded flat. The seats can be released with the release switches (A) on the seats or in the luggage compartment.
- Left Side Rear Seat
- Right side Rear Seat
Lower, or if necessary, remove the rear head restraints before the rear seats are lowered.
The center rear seat will also be lowered with the left side rear seat. To lower the center seat independently, pull the release lever (3).
When the seats are raised back to their original position, make sure that the seat lock is fully engaged. If any seat lock is not fully engaged, a message will be shown in the instrument cluster, and a warning tone will be heard. When the center rear seat is raised, also make sure that the seat locked indicator (A) is not red.
Warning: The maximum load capacity that may be used on the Aston Martin accessory roof bars is 75kg (165 lbs.) in an evenly distributed load. If the roof load exceeds this value, there is risk of damage to the roof bars and the roof of the vehicle. The center of gravity will also be raised which will detrimentally affect the handling and braking performance of the vehicle. This can cause an accident, which could cause serious injury or death. Only Aston Martin authorized roof bars can be used with this vehicle. It is not possible to install commercially available roof bars to this vehicle. When the roof bars are not in use, they should be removed from the vehicle. This will reduce fuel consumption and road noise Roof bars are available for your vehicle and can be used to give additional storage on top of your vehicle. These roof bars can be used with additional roof storage components such as bicycle or surfboard rack, roof box etc. Contact your Aston Martin Dealer for more information of accessories for your vehicle.
The roof cross bars are not designed to bear a load and are used as mounting points for load-bearing attachments to secure items. Mounting a load directly to the roof cross bars can cause damage to the cross bars. When long loads are on the cross bars, take care when the bonnet or tailgate is opened. Do not use the powered tailgate function if there is a risk the roof load could damage the tailgate or rear screen. The nuts and bolts for the roof bars may become loose over time due to road vibration and other factors. Make sure to check these regularly and tighten as necessary. When loading a roof rack or similar, position items so that the center of gravity is as low as possible and distribute the load and weight evenly over the load area. Secure loads so that they cannot move. Where possible, long loads should be secured to the front and rear of the vehicle with non-elastic straps.
Driving with a Roof Load
When a vehicle is driven with a roof load attached, this will also raise the center of gravity for the vehicle and affect the handling of the vehicle. Your driving style must be adjusted to allow for this change. Slow down in plenty of time and use a lower speed for corners.
Do not drive at speeds of more than 130 km/h (80 mph) with a roof load attached. The excessive speed with roof bars and a roof load attached can lead to an accident which can cause serious injury or death.
Avoid sudden steering and braking when crossbars are installed. The load on the cross bars may fall and can cause an accident. There is also a risk of a vehicle accident due to understeer or vehicle roll-over which can cause serious injury or death.
Handling characteristics of the vehicle can vary significantly depending on both road and weather conditions when crossbars are installed. Always drive in a suitable manner for the road and weather conditions. The excessive speed with roof bars and a roof load attached can lead to an accident which can cause serious injury or death.
It is not recommended to drive off-road with a roof load attached due to the higher center of gravity. If off-road driving is required, do not traverse side slopes while a roof load is attached. There is a risk that the vehicle may become unbalanced which could cause a vehicle rollover. This can lead to damage to the vehicle and personal injury.
It is not recommended to drive the vehicle in Sport+ mode or with ESP Off when a roof load is attached due to the higher center of gravity and the vehicle’s stability settings. There is an increased risk of an accident which can cause serious injury or death.
Always be aware of the height of your vehicle with roof bars installed, especially when with tall loads such as a bike rack or surfboard. Care must be used when entering areas with low ceilings such as tunnels and multi-story car parks. There will be an increased risk of damage to the roof load in these areas.
Ashtray and Cigar Lighter (Optional)
Warning: The cigar lighter will be very hot when in use. Always hold the cigar lighter by the handle and always make sure that the cigar lighter is out of reach of children. Never leave children unattended in a vehicle that has a cigar lighter.
Warning: Do not become distracted while driving, and always be fully aware of all driving conditions. Only use the cigar lighter when road and traffic conditions allow. Failure to avoid potentially hazardous situations could result in an accident or collision resulting in death or serious injury. The cigar lighter can be used in the cabin accessory socket when the ignition is on. Push the lighter down until it clicks. The lighter will pop up when ready for use. The ashtray installs into the cup holders.
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