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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 robotised gearboxes:

- the gearbox is in position D, Mor N;

and

- the brake pedal is depressed (sufficiently hard);

and

- the accelerator pedal is not depressed;

and

- the speed is zero for around 1 second.

The engine remains in standby if N is engaged with the parking brake applied and the brake pedal released.

For vehicles equipped with manual gearboxes:

- the gearbox is in neutral;

and

- the clutch pedal is released.

If warning light flashes, this means that the clutch pedal is not sufficiently released.

and

- the vehicle speed is less than approximately 2 mph (3 km/h).

The engine will restart when you press the clutch pedal and move into gear.

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.

If the engine stalls while the system is in operation, pressing the clutch pedal right down will start it again.

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

If you get out of the vehicle, a beep notifies you that the engine is on standby and has not been switched off.

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. STOPPING, STARTING THE ENGINE.

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 robotised 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.

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.

Conditions for coming out of engine standby

For vehicles equipped with robotised gearboxes:

- the brake pedal is released, position D or M engaged;

or

- the brake pedal is released in gear position N with the handbrake off;

or

- the brake pedal is pressed again, with N engaged and the handbrake applied;

or

- the vehicle is in gear position R;

or

- the accelerator pedal is depressed.

For vehicles equipped with manual gearboxes:

- 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.

Conditions preventing the standby of the engine

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

- 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 a sequential gearbox;

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

- the engine coolant temperature is too low;

- automatic particle filter cleaning is underway;

- the “Fast Idle Speed” function is activated FAST IDLE SPEED ;

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Warning light is displayed on the instrument panel. This notifies you that the engine is on standby.

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 7 km/h (downhill slope, etc.);

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

-...

Special note: depending on the vehicle, for some of these conditions the automatic restarting of the engine is inhibited if a door is open.

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

Deactivating, activating the function

Press 1 to deactivate the function. The 2 switch warning light illuminates.

Pressing again will reactivate the system. The indicator light 2 in switch 1 goes out.

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

Operating faults

If warning light 2 lights up without pressing switch 1, the system is deactivated.

Please consult an authorised dealer.

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