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.
Pull the lever 3 up slightly, press button 2 and then lower the lever to the floor.
The red warning light } on the instrument panel will remain on, accompanied by the message “Parking Brake ON” and a beep 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.
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.
Make sure that the handbrake is properly 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) for vehicles with a manual gearbox or position P for vehicles with an automatic gearbox.