Choice of breakdown service
In the event of an energy fault
In the event of a fully discharged traction battery, any type of towing is permitted: towing on a flatbed truck or towing on the road using the tow eye (please see following pages). It is essential to wait approximately 5 minutes after locking the doors to start towing.
All other cases
Only towing on a flatbed truck is permitted.
Towing on a flatbed truck
Breakdown recovery must be performed on a flat surface under all circumstances except where the vehicle is immobilised following a full discharge of the traction battery. In the event of a total energy loss, please see the following pages.
Before any recovery, unlock the steering column: with the card in the passenger compartment, engage the gear selection lever in position N then press the engine starting button for approximately two seconds.
The regulations in force for breakdown recovery must always be observed.
In the event of an energy fault: towing
In the event of a fully discharged traction battery:
- warning light 2 flashes in yellow;
- the indicator 1 shows an empty battery.
It is possible to recover on a flatbed truck or tow the vehicle using the tow eye, following the instructions below.
Before towing, unlock the steering column: with the card in the passenger compartment, engage lever 4 in position N, then press the engine start button for approximately two seconds.
The column is unlocked, the accessory functions are supplied: the vehicle lights can be used (hazard warning lights, brake lights etc.). The towed vehicle’s lights must be switched on at night.
The speed specified by current legislation for towing must always be observed.
Once you have finished towing, press the engine start button twice (risk of running down the 12 V battery).
When the engine is stopped, power-assisted steering is no longer operational.
Access to the towing point
Only use the front towing point 3.
This towing point may only be used for towing: never use it for lifting the vehicle directly or indirectly.
Unclip the cover 5 by inserting a flat-blade screwdriver or similar under the cover.
Tighten the towing hitch 4 fully: first by hand until it stops then finish by locking it with the lever.
Only use tow ring 4 and the lever located under the luggage compartment carpet in the tool kit TOOL KIT.
Note: please do not use a damaged towing eye.
Leave the card in the vehicle during towing.
Risk of the steering column locking.
Ensure that the towing eye is bolted correctly.
Risk of losing the towed object.
Do not leave the tools unsecured inside the vehicle as they may come loose under braking.
After use, check that all the tools are correctly clipped into the tool kit, then, depending on the vehicle, position it correctly in its housing.
Risk of injury.