STARTING, STOPPING THE ENGINE: vehicle with key

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Starting the engine

To start:

On vehicles equipped with automatic gearboxes with a mechanical lever, set the lever to position P.

Petrol versions

- Activate the starter without accelerating;

- release the key as soon as the engine starts.

É Diesel versions

- Turn the ignition key to the “ON”position 2 and hold this position until the engine preheating light goes off;

- turn the key to the start position “START3 without pressing the accelerator;

- release the key as soon as the engine starts.

Special note: when starting the engine in very low exterior temperatures (below -10°C): hold down the clutch pedal until the engine starts.

Stopping the engine

With the engine idling, turn the key to the “LOCK” position 0.

Note: on vehicles equipped with a manual gearbox, in the event of engine stalling the message “Press Clutch” will be displayed on the instrument panel. Fully press the clutch pedal to restart the engine.

Never switch off the ignition before the vehicle has stopped completely. Once the engine has stopped, the brake servo, power-assisted steering etc., and the passive safety devices such as the airbags and pretensioners will no longer operate.

Never start your vehicle while freewheeling on a gradient. Risk of non-activation of power-assisted steering. There is a risk of accidents.

Driver’s responsibility when parking or stopping the vehicle

Never leave an animal, child or adult who is not self-sufficient alone in your vehicle, even for a short time.

They may pose a risk to themselves or to others by starting the engine, activating equipment such as the electric windows or locking the doors, for example.

Also, in hot and/or sunny weather, please remember that the temperature inside the passenger compartment increases very quickly.

RISK OF DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY.

LPG versions

The engine is always started using petrol:

- activate the starter without accelerating;

- release the key as soon as the engine starts.

The system will automatically determine the switchover from petrol to LPG.

When operating on LPG, the fuel gauge may indicate a decrease in the petrol level.

Depending on the vehicle, under certain conditions of use (e.g., hard acceleration), the system may opt to temporarily switch back to petrol mode. The green warning light C flashes without any sound signal.

If the environmental conditions are once again suitable, the system may once again permit LPG mode.

At temperatures close to 0°C or less, it is recommended to use ECO mode to maximise the use of LPG mode DRIVING ADVICE, ECO DRIVING.

Do not park the vehicle or run the engine in locations where combustible substances or materials such as grass or leaves can come into contact with the hot exhaust system.

Never switch off the ignition before the vehicle has stopped completely. Once the engine has stopped, the brake servo, power-assisted steering etc. and the passive safety devices such as the airbags and pretensioners will no longer operate.

Driver’s responsibility when parking or stopping the vehicle

Never leave an animal, child or adult who is not self-sufficient alone in your vehicle, even for a short time. They may pose a risk to themselves or to others by starting the engine, activating equipment such as the electric windows or locking the doors. Also, in hot and/or sunny weather, please remember that the temperature inside the passenger compartment increases very quickly. RISK OF DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY.