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AIR CONDITIONING: information and operating instructions

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It is normal to notice an increase in energy usage when the air conditioning is operating.

Switch off the system when it is not required.

Advice for reducing consumption and helping to preserve the environment

Drive with the air vents on and the windows closed.

If the vehicle has been parked in the sun, open the doors for a few moments to let the hot air escape before starting the engine.


Refer to the Maintenance Document for your vehicle for the inspection frequency.

Operating faults

As a general rule, contact your approved Dealer in the event of an operating fault.

- Reduction in de-icing, demisting or air conditioning performance. This may be caused by the passenger compartment filter cartridge becoming clogged.

- No cold air is being produced. Check that the controls are set correctly and that the fuses are sound. Otherwise, switch off the system.

Presence of water under the vehicle.

After prolonged use of the air conditioning system, it is normal for water to be present under the vehicle. This is caused by condensation.


Each time the ignition is switched off, the ventilation will be switched off after about ten seconds.

Vehicles equipped with mode ECO

Once activated, ECO mode may reduce air conditioning performance. Please refer to the information on “Driving advice, Eco-driving” in Section 2.

Use the air conditioning system regularly, even in cold weather, running it at least once a month for approximately 5 minutes.

Do not open the refrigerant fluid circuit. The fluid may damage eyes or skin.

Below approximately 10°C, with the engine off it is normal to notice cold air enter the passenger compartment via the vents when ventilation has not stopped (refer to the information on “Heating, air conditioning” in section 3). It is recommended to position the ventilation control at 0 in the event of brief stops.

The refrigerant fluid circuit (of which some components are hermetically sealed) contains fluorinated greenhouse gases.

Depending on the vehicle, you will find the following information on label A affixed inside the engine compartment.

The presence and location of the information on label A depends on the vehicle.

Ñ Type of refrigerant fluid

Type of oil in the air conditioning circuit

Inflammable product

Consult the driver’s handbook


Quantity of refrigerant fluid present in the vehicle. kg

Global Warming Potential (CO2 equivalent).

GWP xxxxx

Quantity in weight and in CO2 equivalent.

CO2 eq x.xx t

Do not open the refrigerant fluid circuit. The fluid may damage eyes or skin.

Before performing any action in the engine compartment, the ignition must be switched off (please see the information on “Starting, stopping the engine” in Section 2).