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Starting the engine

Depending on the vehicle, if a gear is engaged, for the engine to be started, you must depress the clutch pedal or put the gear lever in neutral.

In very cold conditions (temperatures below -20°C): so that it is easier to start the engine, switch on the ignition for several seconds before starting the engine.

When starting the engine, if the outdoor temperature is very low (below -10°C): hold down the clutch pedal until the engine starts.

Petrol version

- Turn the key to the start position without depressing the accelerator.

- Release the key as soon as the engine starts.

É Diesel version

- Turn the ignition key to the “On” position and keep it turned until the engine preheating light goes off;

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

- release the key as soon as the engine starts.

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

There is a risk of accidents.

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.

Fire hazard.

Stopping the engine

With the engine idling, turn the key back to the “Stop” position.

Special note

Depending on the vehicle, accessories (e.g. radio) stop working either when the engine is switched off or when the doors are locked, or when the driver’s door is opened.

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


Never leave an animal, child or adult who is not self-sufficient alone on 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.