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STOP AND START FUNCTION

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This system enables a reduced fuel consumption and lower greenhouse gas emissions. The system is activated automatically when the vehicle is started. While driving, the system stops the engine (standby) when the vehicle is at a standstill (traffic jam, traffic lights, etc).

Conditions for engine standby

The vehicle has set off from where it was parked;

For vehicles equipped with automatic gearboxes:

- the gearbox is in position D, L (depending on the vehicle) or N;

and

- the brake pedal is depressed (sufficiently hard);

If the warning light flashes and that the message “Press brake pedal” appears on the instrument panel, this indicates that the brake pedal is not sufficiently pressed;

and

- the accelerator pedal is not depressed;

and

- the speed is zero for around 1 second.

The engine remains on standby if position P is selected, or if position N is selected with the handbrake engaged and the brake pedal released.

For vehicles equipped with manual gearboxes:

- the gearbox is in neutral;

If the warning light flashes and that the message “Shift to neutral” appears on the instrument panel, this indicates that you need to shift the gear lever to neutral;

and

- the clutch pedal is released;

and

- the vehicle speed is less than approximately 3 mph (5 km/h).

For all vehicles:

Warning light on the instrument panel is lit when the engine is on standby.

The vehicle equipment remain operational while the engine is stopped.

When the engine switches to standby, the steering assistance may no longer be operational.

In this case it becomes operational again when the engine is no longer on standby or the speed exceeds approximately 1 mph (1 km/h) (downhill, slope etc.).

If the engine is put in standby, the electronic parking brake (depending on the vehicle) is not applied automatically.

Keep your vehicle stationary when the engine is on standby (shown by the warning light on the instrument panel).

The engine MUST be stopped (not put in standby) before leaving the vehicle. STARTING, STOPPING THE ENGINE: vehicle with key STARTING, STOPPING THE ENGINE: vehicle with card.

Preventing the engine from standing by

In certain situations, such as negotiating a crossroads for instance, it is possible (with the system activated) to keep the engine running so as to be ready to move off quickly.

For vehicles equipped with automatic gearboxes:

Keep the vehicle stationary without pressing too hard on the brake pedal.

For vehicles equipped with manual gearboxes:

Keep the clutch pedal pressed right down.

To fill up with fuel, the engine must be stopped (and not put in standby): you MUST stop the engine STARTING, STOPPING THE ENGINE: vehicle with key STARTING, STOPPING THE ENGINE: vehicle with card.

Conditions for coming out of engine standby

For vehicles equipped with automatic gearboxes:

- when the driver’s door is opened;

or

- when the driver’s seat belt is unfastened;

or

- the brake pedal is released, position D or L (depending on the vehicle) engaged;

or

- Brake pedal is released, position N engaged and parking brake released;

or

- Parking brake is applied again, position P engaged, or position N engaged with parking brake applied;

or

- position R is engaged;

or

- the accelerator pedal is depressed;

or

- in manual mode (M), the gear change paddles are activated AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION.

“AUTOHOLD” function activated “AUTOHOLD" FUNCTION, the brake pedal may be released and the engine standby maintained.

To exit engine standby, with the brake pedal released, press the accelerator pedal.

For vehicles equipped with manual gearboxes:

- when opening the driver’s door, without any gear engaged and the clutch pedal released;

or

- when unfastening the driver’s seat belt, without any gear engaged and the clutch pedal released;

or

- the gearbox is in neutral and the clutch pedal is slightly depressed;

or

- the engine is in gear and the clutch pedal is pressed right down.

Special note: depending on the vehicle, if you switch off the ignition when the engine is on standby, the warning light Ä is displayed for a few seconds on the instrument panel.

Conditions preventing the standby of the engine

Certain conditions prevent the system from using the engine standby function, including when:

- the driver’s door is not closed;

- the driver’s seatbelt is not fastened;

- reverse gear is engaged;

- the bonnet is not locked;

- the outdoor temperature is too low or too high;

- the battery is not sufficiently charged;

- the difference between the vehicle interior temperature and the automatic climate control instruction is too high;

- parking distance control is in operation;

- the altitude is too high;

- the gradient is too steep for vehicles fitted with an automatic gearbox;

- the “Clear view” function is activated AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL ;

- the engine temperature is too low;

- the emission control system is being regenerated;

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Warning light is displayed on the instrument panel. This notifies you that engine standby is not available.

The warning light may appear along with a message on the instrument panel:

- “Optimising Battery Recharge” to prioritise battery charging;

- “Prioritising Thermal Comfort” to prioritise air conditioning;

- “Prioritising running engine” to prioritise engine operations.

For vehicles equipped with a manual gearbox:

the restart may be interrupted if the clutch pedal is released too quickly while a gear is engaged.

Deactivate the Stop and Start function for any operation performed in the engine compartment.

Special feature of the automatic engine re-start

Under certain conditions, the engine can restart on its own in order to guarantee your safety and comfort.

This can occur especially when:

- the outdoor temperature is too low or too high;

- the “Clear view” function is activated AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL ;

- the battery is not sufficiently charged;

- the vehicle speed is above 3 mph (5 km/h) (downhill slope, etc.);

- repeated pressing on the brake pedal or braking system requirement;

-...

The warning light is displayed on the instrument panel to notify you of automatic engine restarting.

The engine MUST be stopped (not put in standby) before leaving the vehicle. STARTING, STOPPING THE ENGINE: vehicle with key STARTING, STOPPING THE ENGINE: vehicle with card.

The warning light may appear along with a message on the instrument panel:

- “Optimising Battery Recharge” to prioritise battery charging;

- “Prioritising Thermal Comfort” to prioritise air conditioning;

- “Prioritising running engine” to prioritise engine operations.

Deactivating, activating the function

Press 1 to deactivate the function. The message “Stop & Start deactivated” appears on the instrument panel and the 1 switch warning light illuminates.

Pressing again will reactivate the system. The message “Stop & Start Activated” appears on the instrument panel and the 1 switch warning light goes out.

The system is automatically reactivated each time the vehicle is started using the start button. STARTING, STOPPING THE ENGINE: vehicle with key STARTING, STOPPING THE ENGINE: vehicle with card.

Operating faults

If the message “Check Stop & Start” appears on the instrument panel and the 1 switch warning light illuminates, this indicates that the system is deactivated.

Please consult an authorised dealer.

Special note: engine on standby, press switch 1 to automatically restart the engine.

EXPLORING THE STOP & START SYSTEM