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Citroën C3 (2023 year). Manual in english - page 2

 

 

18

Ease of use and comfort

Interior air recirculation

►  Place the thumbwheel 

5

 in this 

position to activate interior air 

recirculation.

When this position is selected, outside air is 

shut off and inside air is recirculated. This mode 

is suitable when driving through an area with 

polluted air such as a tunnel or when attempting 

to quickly cool down the vehicle.

►  To restore exterior air intake, place the 

thumbwheel in any other position.

Outside air is introduced.

Front demist - defrost

Place the air flow adjustment and the air 

distribution thumbwheels 

2

 and 

3

 to the 

defrost position.

Interior fittings

 

 

1.

Sun visor

2.

Closed storage or glove box

3.

USB socket

4.

12 V socket

5.

Storage compartment

Cupholders

6.

Door pockets

Glove box

 

 

►  To open the glove box, raise the handle.

Never drive with the glove box open 

when a passenger is at the front. It may 

cause injury during sharp deceleration!

USB sockets

(Depending on version.)

 

 

They allow the connection of a portable device to 

charge the device.

USB port located at the front allows iPod and 

USB drive to be connected for audio/video. 

Two rear USB ports are for charging purpose 

only, with quick charge facility on supported 

smartphones. 

The USB port located 

at the front

 

allows USB media playback and 

smartphone connection for Android Auto

®

 or 

CarPlay

®

, so that certain smartphone 

applications can be used on the touch screen.

To achieve the best results, it is necessary to 

use a cable made or approved by the device 

manufacturer.

These applications can be managed using the 

steering mounted controls or those of the audio 

system. 

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Ease of use and comfort

3

12 V socket

 

 

 

 

►  To connect a 12 V accessory (maximum 

power: 120 W), lift the cover and plug in the 

correct adapter.

Do not exceed the maximum power 

rating of the socket (you may otherwise 

damage your portable device).

Front courtesy lamps

 

 

Model 1 (without microphone)

The switch has 2 positions:

Permanently off.

 

Permanent lighting (with key in "ACC", 

"Ignition" or "Start" position)

Model 2 (with microphone)

The switch has 3 positions:

Permanently off.

 

Permanent lighting, irrespective of the 

doors status.

When the switch is in the middle position, it is in 

AUTO

 mode:

–  The lamp switches ON when any of the doors 

is open.

–  The lamp dims and goes OFF upon closing of 

all doors.

–  The lamp goes OFF with ignition ON and all 

doors closed properly.

Boot 

fittings

Hooks

They are used to hang shopping bags.

Take care to only hang lightweight bags 

(max. 3 kg).

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Lighting and visibility

Exterior lighting control 

stalk

Main lighting

 

 

 

 

Lighting off (ignition off)

 

Sidelamps only 

Dipped or main beam headlamps 

Headlamp dipping

 

 

►  Turn and align the selection ring to switch 

between dipped and main beam headlamps.

In the lighting off and sidelamps modes, the 

driver can switch on the main beam headlamps 

temporarily (“headlamp flash”) by pulling up the 

stalk.

Switching on the lamps after 

switching off the ignition

To reactivate the lighting control, rotate the 

ring to the "

0

" position - lamps off, then to the 

desired position.

If the driver's door is opened, a temporary 

audible signal warns the driver that the lamps 

are on.

In some weather conditions (e.g. low 

temperature or humidity), the presence 

of misting on the internal surface of the glass 

of the headlamps and rear lamps is normal; it 

disappears after the lamps have been on for a 

few minutes.

Direction indicators

 

 

►  Left or right: lower or raise the lighting control 

stalk, beyond the point of resistance.

Three flashes

►  Press briefly upwards or downwards, without 

going beyond the point of resistance; the 

direction indicators will flash 3 times.

Headlamp beam height 

adjustment

 

 

 

 

To avoid disturbing other road users, the height 

of the headlamp beams should be adjusted 

according to the load in the vehicle.

Knob 

switch 

position

Static loading condition

0

Driver only

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Lighting and visibility

4

Knob 

switch 

position

Static loading condition

0

Driver + 1 passenger

1

All the seats occupied

2

All the seats occupied + load 

evenly distributed in the boot

3

Driver + load evenly distributed 

in the boot

Wiper control stalk

In wintry conditions, remove snow, ice or 

frost present on the windscreen, around 

the wiper arms and blades and on the 

windscreen seal, before operating the wipers.

Do not operate the wipers on a dry 

windscreen. Under extremely hot or cold 

conditions, ensure that the wiper blades are 

not stuck to the windscreen before operating 

the wipers.

Windscreen wipers

 

 

 

 

►  To select the wiping speed: raise or lower the 

stalk to the desired position.

Single wiping / Mist 

Off

 

Intermittent wiping 

Slow wiping 

Fast wiping 

Single wipe

►  Pull the stalk briefly towards you.

Front screenwash

►  Pull the wiper control stalk towards you and 

hold.

The screenwash and windscreen wipers operate 

for as long as the control stalk is pulled.

Termination of the screenwash is followed by a 

final wiping cycle.

To avoid damaging the wiper blades, do 

not operate the screenwash if the 

screenwash reservoir is empty.

Only operate the screenwash if there is no 

risk of the fluid freezing on the windscreen 

and hindering visibility. During the winter 

period, use "very cold climate" rated products.

Never top up with water.

Changing a wiper blade

Before removing a front wiper

 

 

►  Within one minute after switching off the 

ignition, operate the wiper stalk to position the 

wiper blades vertically on the windscreen.

or

►  A minute after switching off the ignition, 

straighten the arms manually.

Removing

►  Lift the corresponding wiper arm. 

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Lighting and visibility

►  Unclip the wiper blade and remove it.

Refitting

►  Position and clip the new wiper blade to the 

arm.

►  Fold down the wiper arm carefully.

After refitting a front wiper

►  Switch on the ignition.

►  Operate the wiper lever again to park the 

wiper blades.

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Safety

5

General safety 

recommendations

Do not remove the labels attached in 

different places on your vehicle. They 

include safety warnings as well as 

identification information for the vehicle.

For all work on your vehicle, use a 

qualified workshop that has the technical 

information, skills and equipment required, all 

of which a CITROËN dealer is able to 

provide.

Installing electrical accessories:

–  The fitting of electrical equipment 

or accessories not approved by CITROËN 

may cause excessive current consumption 

and failure of the vehicle's electrical system. 

Contact a CITROËN dealer for information on 

the range of approved accessories.

–  As a safety measure, access to the 

diagnostic socket, used for the vehicle's 

electronic systems, is reserved strictly for 

CITROËN dealers, equipped with the special 

tools required (risk of malfunctions of the 

vehicle's electronic systems that could cause 

breakdowns or serious accidents). The 

Manufacturer cannot be held responsible if 

this advice is not followed.

–  Any modification or adaptation not intended 

or authorised by CITROËN or carried out 

without meeting the technical requirements 

defined by the Manufacturer will result in the 

suspension of the commercial warranty.

Hazard warning lamps

 

 

 

 

►  Pressing the red button causes all the 

direction indicators to flash.

They can operate with the ignition off.

Horn

 

 

►  Press the central part of the steering wheel.

Anti-lock Braking System 

(ABS) and Electronic 

Brake Force Distribution 

(EBFD)

These systems enhance the vehicle’s stability 

and handling during braking, and enable greater 

control while cornering, particularly on poor or 

slippery road surfaces.

ABS prevents wheel locking in the event of 

emergency braking.

EBFD manages the braking pressure wheel by 

wheel.

This warning lamp is continuously on in 

the event of an ABS malfunction.

The vehicle retains conventional braking. Drive 

carefully at a moderate speed.

Contact a CITROËN dealer as soon as possible.

This warning lamp, accompanied by an 

audible signal, indicates an EBFD 

malfunction.

You must stop as soon as it is safe to do so.

Contact a CITROËN dealer.

The normal operation of the ABS may 

result in slight vibrations in the brake 

pedal.

When braking in an emergency, press 

the brake pedal very firmly and 

maintain this pressure.

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Safety

When changing wheels (tyres and rims), 

ensure that these are approved by the 

manufacturer for your vehicle.

After an impact, have these systems 

checked by a CITROËN dealer.

Seat belts

Inertia reel

The seat belts are equipped with an inertia reel 

which allows the strap length to automatically 

adjust to your shape. The seat belt returns to its 

storage automatically when it is not used.

The inertia reels are fitted with a device which 

automatically locks the strap in the event of a 

collision, emergency braking or if the vehicle rolls 

over. It can be released by pulling the strap firmly 

and then releasing it so that it reels in slightly.

Force limiter

This system reduces the pressure of the seat 

belt on the chest of the occupant, thus improving 

their protection.

Front seat belts

 

 

The front driver seat belt is fitted with inertia reel 

and a force limiting system.

The front passenger seat belt is equipped with 

inertia reel.

Rear seat belts

 

 

The outer seats have a belt with inertia reel.

Before performing any operations on the 

rear seats, to avoid damage to the seat 

belts, check that:

–  the outer seat belts are correctly in the 

storage position, lying vertically along the 

pillar,

–  the central seat belt is stowed.

Fastening

►  To fasten the seat belt, pull the webbing and 

insert the tongue into the buckle.

►  Check whether the seat belt is fastened 

correctly by pulling the webbing.

If the driver or co-driver seat belt is not fastened 

while the ignition is ON, the seat belt warning 

lamp chimes and illuminates until the seat belt is 

fastened.

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Safety

5

Unlocking

►  To unfasten the seat belt, press the red 

button written “PRESS” on the buckle.

►  Allow the belt to retract and make sure the 

webbing is not twisted.

Twisted webbing would not allow smooth 

retraction of the belt.

Seat belt not fastened/

unfastened alerts

It comes on in red in the instrument panel 

once the system detects that a seat belt is 

not fastened or is unfastened.

Advice

The driver must ensure that passengers 

use the seat belts correctly and that they 

are all fastened before setting off.

Wherever seated in the vehicle, you must 

always fasten the seat belt, even for short 

journeys.

Do not interchange the seat belt buckles, as 

they will not fulfil their role fully.

Before and after use, ensure that the seat belt 

is reeled in correctly.

After folding or moving a seat or rear bench 

seat, ensure that the seat belt is positioned 

and reeled in correctly.

While fastening the seat belt ensure that strap 

must pass over your chest and top of your 

shoulder and not touch your face, neck, side 

of your shoulder or pass under your arm.

An accident or sudden stop could damage 

the seat belt, please have your seat belts 

inspected by authorized dealers after an 

accident or sudden stop.

Do not use a damaged seat belt which would 

result in serious injury. 

Installation

The lower part of the strap must be 

positioned as low as possible on the pelvis.

The upper part must be positioned on the 

shoulder.

In order to be effective, a seat belt:

–  must be tightened as close to the body as 

possible;

–  must be pulled in front of you with a smooth 

movement, ensuring that it is not twisted;

–  must only be used to secure one person;

–  must not show signs of tearing or fraying;

–  must not be changed or modified, in order 

to avoid affecting its performance.

Do not wear your seat belt over hard or 

breakable objects in your pockets or on your 

clothing. If an accident occurs, objects such 

as glasses, pens, etc. under the seat belt can 

cause injury.

Recommendations for children

Use a suitable child seat if the passenger 

is less than 12 years old or shorter than one 

and a half metres.

Never use the same seat belt to secure more 

than one child.

Never carry a child on your lap.

For more information on 

Child seats

, refer to 

the corresponding section.

Recommendations for pregnant 

women

Pregnant women should use seat belts, 

although specific recommendations about 

driving should be made by the woman's 

medical advisor. Remember that the lap 

portion of the belt should be worn as low as 

possible across the hips.

A pregnant woman should not wear the seat 

belt across the stomach which would result in 

serious injury to the fetus and/or the pregnant 

mother.

Maintenance

In accordance with current safety 

regulations, for all repairs on your vehicle's 

seat belts, go to a qualified workshop with 

the skills and equipment needed, which a 

CITROËN dealer is able to provide.

Have the seat belts checked regularly by a 

CITROËN dealer, particularly if the straps 

show signs of damage.

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26

Safety

Clean the seat belt straps with soapy water or 

a textile cleaning product, sold by CITROËN 

dealers.

Airbags

General information

The airbags have been designed to optimise the 

safety of the occupants in the event of a violent 

collision.

The airbags are supplementary restraint systems 

(SRS) that help cushion the impact force to the 

head and chest during severe frontal collisions. 

The SRS includes Airbags, Seatbelts, Airbag 

ECU, Collision sensors and SRS warning lamp. 

Electronic detectors record and analyse the front 

impacts sustained in the impact detection zones:

–  In the event of violent impact, the airbags 

deploy instantly and help better protect the 

occupants of the vehicle; immediately after the 

impact, the airbags deflate rapidly in order not 

to hinder the visibility or the possible exit of the 

occupants.

–  In the event of a slight impact, a rear impact 

and under certain rollover conditions, the airbags 

may not deploy; only the seat belt helps to 

protect you in these situations.

During a frontal crash, children could be fatally 

injured if they are sitting on driver’s lap/standing 

very close to the dashboard, as the airbags exert 

severe force levels during deployment. 

The seriousness of the impact depends on the 

nature of the obstacle and the speed of the 

vehicle at the moment of collision.

The airbags do not operate when the 

ignition is switched off.

This equipment will only deploy once. If a 

second impact occurs (during the same or a 

subsequent accident), the airbag will not be 

deployed again.

When one or more airbags are deployed, 

the detonation of the pyrotechnic charge 

incorporated in the system makes a noise and 

releases a small quantity of smoke.

This smoke is not harmful, but sensitive 

individuals may experience slight irritation.

The detonation noise associated with the 

deployment of one or more airbags may result 

in a slight loss of hearing for a short time.

The airbags will deploy irrespective of 

whether the seat belt is buckled or not. In 

order to reduce the risk of SERIOUS INJURY 

or DEATH, we recommend occupants to 

always be buckled. 

Front airbags

 

 

This system protects the driver and front 

passenger in the event of a serious front impact, 

in order to limit the risk of head and chest 

injuries.

The driver's airbag is fitted in the centre of the 

steering wheel; the front passenger airbag is 

fitted in the dashboard above the glove box.

Deployment

1. Frontal collision

Airbags may deploy during severe front 

collision when the crash intensity is above 

the threshold and the angle of impact is less 

than or equal to 30 degrees with respect to 

longitudinal axis of vehicle.

2. Collision with utility poles or trees

Airbags may deploy when the vehicle hits 

pole or tree with sufficient intensity to trigger 

the airbag. The crash intensity should be 

above the threshold to inflate the airbag.

3. Underride collision

Airbags may deploy when the vehicle rides 

under the trucks or vehicles with higher 

ground clearance. The crash intensity should 

be above the threshold to inflate the airbag. 

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Safety

5

Non-inflation conditions

1. Low speed front collisions

The airbags may not deploy if the collision is 

not severe and below the design threshold 

intensity. The force of impact is less in this 

case and much of the protection during low 

speed crash is provided by seat belts, if 

properly worn.

2. Rear collisions

Frontal airbags are not designed to deploy 

when there is a rear crash, since the 

occupants tend to move backwards. In this 

case, the airbags will not provide any benefit 

to cushion the force of impact. 

3. Side collisions

Frontal airbags may not deploy during side 

crash, since the occupant moves sideways. 

4. Angled collisions

Airbags may not deploy if the angle of 

collision is beyond 30 degrees with the 

head-on vehicle or the rigid wall or curb or 

pole.

5. Roll over collisions

Frontal airbags may not deploy in roll over 

conditions, as the occupant moves sideways 

or rolls. Important to wear seat belts in this 

case, to avoid floating inside the vehicle and 

risk serious injuries.

6. Speed breakers & pot holes

Airbags may not deploy when crossing speed 

breakers even at high speed or when vehicle 

drops into pot hole or ditch drop.

7. Curb hits

The airbag may not deploy when the vehicle 

hits the curbs.

8. Pedestrian impact

Airbags will not inflate when the vehicle hits 

the pedestrian. 

Malfunction

If this warning lamp comes on in the 

instrument panel, you must contact a 

CITROËN dealer to have the system checked.

The airbags may not be deployed in the event of 

a serious impact.

Advice

For the airbags to be fully effective, 

observe the safety recommendations 

below.

Adopt a normal upright sitting position.

Fasten the seat belt ensuring it is correctly 

positioned and adjusted.

Do not leave anything between the occupants 

and the airbags (a child, pet, object, etc.), nor 

fix or attach anything close to or in the way of 

the airbag release trajectory; this could cause 

injuries during their deployment.

Never modify the original definition of your 

vehicle, particularly in the area directly around 

the airbags.

After an accident or if the vehicle has been 

stolen, have the airbag systems checked.

All work on the airbag systems must only be 

performed by a CITROËN dealer.

Even if all of the precautions mentioned 

are observed, a risk of injury or of minor 

burns to the head, chest or arms cannot be 

ruled out when an airbag is deployed. The 

airbag inflates almost instantly (within a few 

milliseconds) then deflates within the same 

time discharging the hot gas via openings 

provided for this purpose.

Do not drive holding the steering wheel 

by its spokes or resting your hands on 

the centre part of the wheel.

Passengers must not place their feet on the 

dashboard.

Do not smoke as deployment of the airbags 

can cause burns or the risk of injury from a 

cigarette or pipe.

Never remove or pierce the steering wheel or 

hit it violently.

Do not fix or attach anything to the steering 

wheel or dashboard, as this could cause 

injuries when the airbags are deployed.

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Safety

Child seats

 

 

Warning label on the sun visor - Front 

passenger airbag

NEVER use a rearward facing child restraint 

on a seat protected by an ACTIVE AIRBAG 

in front of it, SERIOUS INJURY to the CHILD 

may occur.

Do not install a rear-facing child restraint 

on the front passenger’s seat.

A child in a rear-facing child restraint 

could be seriously harmed if the 

passenger's front airbag inflates. The inflated 

airbag would be too close to the back of a 

rear-facing child restraint. 

An incorrectly installed child seat 

compromises the child's safety in the 

event of an accident.

Ensure that there is no seat belt or seat belt 

buckle under the child seat, as this could 

destabilise it.

Remember to fasten the seat belts or the 

harness of child seats, keeping the slack 

relative to the child's body to a minimum, 

even for short journeys.

When installing a child seat using the seat 

belt, ensure that the seat belt is tightened 

correctly on the child seat and that it secures 

the child seat firmly on the seat of the vehicle. 

Ensure that the head restraint is stored or 

attached securely to prevent it from being 

thrown around the vehicle in the event of 

sharp braking. Refit the head restraint once 

the child seat has been removed.

Additional protections

To prevent accidental opening of the 

doors and rear windows, use the "Child lock".

Take care not to open the rear windows by 

more than one third.

To protect young children from the rays of the 

sun, fit side blinds on the rear windows.

As a safety precaution, do not leave:

–  a child alone and unattended in a vehicle,

–  a child or an animal in a vehicle which is 

exposed to the sun, with the windows closed,

–  the keys within reach of children inside the 
vehicle.

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Safety

5

Child restraint system

The suitability of each passenger's seat position for carriage of children and fitting of child restraint system is shown below. Whenever you carry children 

up to 12 years of age, properly use the child restraints which conform to AIS 072, the standard for child restraints, referring to the table.

Seating position (or other site)

MASS GROUP

Front 

passenger

Rear outboard 

LH

*

Rear centre

Rear outboard 

RH

*

Intermediate 

outboard*

Intermediate 

centre

Group 0

Up to 10 kg

X

U

X

X

N.A

N.A

Group 0+

Up to 13 kg

X

U

X

X

N.A

N.A

Group 1

9 to 18 kg

X

U

X

X

N.A

N.A

Group 2

15 to 25 kg

X

U

X

X

N.A

N.A

Group 3

22 to 36 kg

X

U

X

X

N.A

N.A

U

Suitable for "universal" category restraints approved for use in this mass group.

Universal is the category in the AIS 072.

X

Seat position not suitable for children in this mass group.

N.A

Seat position not available for children in this mass group.

* Outboard indicates window side seat.

ELR type belt

Install your child restraint system according to 

the instructions provided by the child restraint 

system manufacturer.

Make sure the seat belt is securely latched.

Try to move the child restraint system in all 

directions to make sure it is securely installed.

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Safety

Manual child lock

This system prevents opening of a rear door 

using its interior handle.

The control is located on the edge of each rear 

door (marked by a label).

Locking / Unlocking

 

 

►  To lock, pull the lever down.

►  To unlock, pull the lever up.

Refer to the legislation in force in your 

country before using this system.

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Driving

6

Driving recommendations

►  Observe the driving regulations and remain 

vigilant whatever the traffic conditions.

►  Monitor your environment and keep your 

hands on the wheel to be able to react to 

anything that may happen any time.

►  Drive smoothly, anticipate the need for 

braking and maintain a longer safety distance, 

especially in bad weather.

►  Stop the vehicle to carry out operations that 

require close attention (such as adjustments).

►  During long trips, take a break every two 

hours.

Important!

Never leave the engine running in a 

closed space without sufficient 

ventilation.

 Internal combustion engines emit 

toxic exhaust gases such as carbon 

monoxide. Danger of poisoning and death!

In severe wintry conditions, let the engine 

run for 4 minutes before moving off, to 

ensure the correct operation and durability of 

the mechanical components of your vehicle 

(engine and gearbox).

Never drive with the parking brake 

applied

. Risk of overheating and 

damage to the braking system!

Do not park the vehicle or leave the 

engine running on a flammable 

surface (dry grass, dead leaves, etc.).

 The 

exhaust system of your vehicle is very hot, 

even several minutes after the engine stops. 

Risk of fire!

Never leave a vehicle unattended with 

the engine running.

 If you have to leave 

your vehicle with the engine running, apply 

the parking brake and put the gearbox into 

neutral.

Never leave children inside the vehicle 

unsupervised

.

On flooded roads

We strongly advise against driving on flooded 

roads, as this could cause serious damage to 

the engine or gearbox, as well as to the electrical 

systems of your vehicle.

 

 

If you have to drive on a flooded road:

►  drive as slowly as possible without stalling. In 

all cases, do not exceed 10 km/h,

►  do not stop and do not switch off the engine.

On leaving the flooded road, as soon as safety 

conditions allow, make several light brake 

applications to dry the brake discs and pads.

If in doubt about the state of your vehicle, 

contact a CITROËN dealer.

Starting / Switching off the 

engine

Key ignition switch

 

 

It has 4 positions:

1. Stop

Inserting and removing the key, steering 

column locked.

2. ACC

Steering column unlocked, use of the 

vehicle's electric equipment.

3. ON

 (Ignition)

Steering column unlocked, ignition on, engine 

running.

4. Starting

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Driving

Avoid attaching heavy objects to the key 

or the remote control. It would weigh 

down on its shaft in the ignition switch and 

could cause a malfunction.

Ignition on position

It allows the use of the vehicle's electric 

equipment or portable devices to be charged.

Starting the engine

With the parking brake applied:

►  Place the gear lever in neutral then fully 

depress the clutch pedal.

►  Insert the key into the ignition switch; the 

system recognises the code.

►  Unlock the steering column by simultaneously 

turning the steering wheel and the key.

In certain cases, you may have to apply 

significant force to move the steering 

wheel (wheels on full lock, for example).

►  Operate the starter motor by turning the key 

to position 

3

 without pressing the accelerator 

pedal, until the engine starts. Once the engine 

starts, release the key.

After a cold start, preheating the catalytic 

converter can cause noticeable engine 

vibrations for anything up to 2 minutes while 

stationary with the engine running 

(accelerated idle speed).

If the engine does not start straight away, 

switch off the ignition. Wait a few 

seconds before operating the starter motor 

again. If the engine does not start after a few 

attempts, do not keep trying - risk of 

damaging the starter motor, the battery and 

the engine.

Contact a CITROËN dealer.

In mild conditions, do not leave the 

engine at idle to warm up but move off 

straight away and drive at moderate speed.

5-speed manual gearbox

Engaging reverse gear

 

 

►  Fully depress the clutch pedal.

►  Push the gear lever fully to the right, then 

backwards.

Only engage reverse gear when the 

vehicle is stationary with the engine at 

idle.

As a safety precaution and to facilitate 

starting the engine:

–  Always select neutral.

–  Depress the clutch pedal.

6-speed manual gearbox

Engaging 5

th

 or 6

th

 gear

►  Move the gear selector fully to the right to 

engage 5

th

 or 6

th

 gear.

Failure to follow this instruction could 

cause permanent damage to the gearbox 

(inadvertent engagement of 3

rd

 or 4

th

 gear).

Engaging reverse gear

 

 

►  Raise the ring under the knob and move the 

gear selector to the left, then forwards.

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Driving

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Only engage reverse gear when the 

vehicle is stationary with the engine at 

idle.

As a safety precaution and to facilitate 

starting the engine:

–  Always select neutral.

–  Press the clutch pedal.

Gear efficiency indicator

This system helps reduce fuel consumption by 

recommending the most appropriate gear.

Operation

The system advises to change gear.

The information appears in the instrument 

panel in the form of an ascending or 

descending arrow.

The number displayed is the current gear.

Gear shift recommendations should not be 

considered compulsory. In fact, the road layout, 

the traffic density and safety remain the deciding 

factors when choosing the best gear. The driver 

therefore remains responsible for deciding 

whether or not to follow the indications issued by 

the system.

This function cannot be deactivated.

The system adapts its gear shift 

recommendation according to the driving 

conditions (slope, load, etc.) and the driver’s 

requirements (power, acceleration, braking, 

etc.).

The system never suggests:

–  engaging first gear;

–  engaging reverse.

Overspeed alert

An audible overspeed alert is triggered when the 

vehicle exceeds predefined speed thresholds.

When the vehicle speed is greater than 80 km/h, 

the alert is emitted every 2 minutes.

When the vehicle speed is greater than 120 

km/h, the alert is emitted every 2 seconds.

This system cannot be modified nor 

deactivated.

Parking sensors

 

 

Using sensors located in the bumper, this 

system signals the proximity of obstacles 

(e.g. pedestrian, vehicle, tree, barrier) present in 

their field of detection.

Rear parking sensors

The system is switched on by engaging reverse 

gear.

The system is switched off when disengaging 

reverse gear.

Audible assistance

 

 

The system signals the presence of obstacles 

within the sensors’ detection zone.

The proximity information is given by an 

intermittent audible signal, the frequency of 

which increases as the vehicle approaches the 

obstacle.

When the distance between the vehicle 

and the obstacle becomes less than about 

60 centimetres, the audible signal becomes 

continuous.

Operating limits

If the boot is heavily loaded, the vehicle may tilt, 

affecting distance measurements.

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