GEAR LEVER, HANDBRAKE
Vehicles with manual gearbox: refer to the grid on the gear lever knob 1.
Vehicles with an automatic gearbox: AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION.
Selecting reverse gear
The reversing lights will come on as soon as reverse gear is selected with the ignition on.
Note: depending on the vehicle, if the dipped beam headlights are on, the front fog lights come on simultaneously when reverse gear is selected.
Pull the lever 3 up slightly, press button 2 and then lower the lever to the floor.
The warning light } on the instrument panel will go out.
The red warning light on the instrument panel will come on if you are driving with an incorrectly released handbrake.
Pull lever 3 upwards. Check that the vehicle is immobilised. The warning light } on the instrument panel will come on.
Make sure that the handbrake is fully released when driving (red indicator light off), otherwise overheating, or even damage, may occur.
When stationary and depending on the slope and/or vehicle load, it may be necessary to pull up the handbrake at least two extra notches and engage a gear (1st or reverse gear) on vehicles with a manual gearbox or position P on vehicles with an automatic transmission.
An impact to the underside of the vehicle while manoeuvring (e.g.: striking a post, raised kerb or other street furniture) may result in damage to the vehicle (e.g.: deformation of an axle).
To avoid any risk of accident, have your vehicle checked by an approved Dealer.