Peugeot 301 (2017 year). Instruction - part 8

 

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Peugeot 301 (2017 year). Instruction - part 8

 

 

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6

Driving

Starting the vehicle

F

  Apply the parking brake.

F

  Select position 

P or N.

F

  Start the engine.

If these conditions are not met, there is an 
audible signal, accompanied by the display of a 
warning message.
F

  With the engine running, press the brake 

pedal.

F

  Release the parking brake.

F

  Select position 

RD or M.

F

  Gradually release the brake pedal.

The vehicle moves off immediately.

If position 

N is selected inadvertently while 

driving, allow the engine to return to idle 
then select position 

D before accelerating.

If the temperature is below -23°C, the 
engine should be left at idle for four 
minutes, to ensure the correct operation 
and life of the engine and gearbox.

Displays in the instrument panel

When you move the selector to select a 
position, the corresponding indicator is 
displayed in the instrument panel.
P.

Parking.

R.

Reverse.

N.

Neutral.

D.

Drive (Automatic operation).

S.

Sport programme.

T

.

Snow programme.

1 2 3 4 5 6. Gears engaged during manual 

operation.

-.

Invalid value during manual 
operation.

Foot on brake

F

  Press the brake pedal when this 

indicator light is displayed in the 
instrument panel (e.g.: starting 
the engine).

When the engine is running at idle, with 
the brakes released, if position 

RD or M  

is selected, the vehicle moves even 
without the accelerator being pressed.
When the engine is running, never leave 
children in the vehicle without supervision.
When carrying out maintenance with the 
engine running, apply the parking brake 
and select position 

P.

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Driving

Automatic operation

F

  Select position 

D for automatic changing 

of the six gears.

The gearbox then operates in auto-adaptive 
mode, without any action needed from the 
driver. It continuously selects the most suitable 
gear according to the style of driving, the profile 
of the road and the load in the vehicle.
To obtain maximum acceleration without 
touching the selector, press the accelerator 
pedal all the way down (kick down). The 
gearbox changes down automatically or 
maintains the gear selected until the maximum 
engine speed is reached.
When braking, the gearbox changes down 
automatically to provide effective engine 
braking.
If you release the accelerator sharply, the 
gearbox will not change to a higher gear for 
safety reasons.

Never select position 

N while the vehicle 

is moving.
Never select positions 

P or R unless the 

vehicle is completely stationary.

Reverse gear

When selecting reverse 

R with the ignition 

on, the rear parking sensors are activated 
automatically.
For more information on 

Rear parking 

sensors, refer to the corresponding section.

Autonomous traction function 

(moving without using the 

accelerator)

This function facilitates manoeuvring of the 
vehicle at low speed (when parking, in traffic 
jams, …).
With the engine at idle, parking brake released 
and position 

DM or R selected, the vehicle 

moves as soon as you take your foot off 

the brake pedal (even without pressing the 
accelerator).

Sport and snow 

programmes

These two special programmes supplement the 
automatic operation in very specific conditions 
of use.

Sport programme "S"

F

  Press button S, after starting the engine.

The gearbox automatically favours a dynamic 
style of driving.

S appears in the instrument panel.

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Driving

Manual operation

F

  Select position 

M for sequential changing 

of the six gears.

F

  Move the selector towards the 

+ sign to 

change up a gear.

F

  Move the selector towards the 

- sign to 

change down a gear.

It is only possible to change from one gear to 
another if the vehicle speed and engine speed 
permit; otherwise, the gearbox will operate 
temporarily in automatic mode.

D disappears and the gears 

engaged appear in succession in 
the instrument panel.

If the engine speed is too low or too high, the 
gear selected flashes for a few seconds, then 
the actual gear engaged is displayed.
It is possible to change from position 

D 

(automatic) to position 

M (manual) at any time.

When the vehicle is stationary or moving 
very slowly, the gearbox engages first gear 
automatically.

The sport and snow programmes are 
inactive in manual operation.

Invalid value during manual 

operation

This symbol is displayed if a gear 
is not engaged correctly (selector 
between two positions).

Snow programme T

F

  Press the "T" button, after starting the 

engine.

The gearbox adapts to driving on slippery 
roads.
This programme improves starting and traction 
when grip is poor.

At any time, press the selected button 
again to quit the programme engaged and 
return to auto-adaptive mode.

T

 appears in the instrument 

panel.

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Driving

Stopping the vehicle

Before switching off the engine, you can 
engage position 

P or N to place the gearbox in 

neutral.
In both cases, apply the parking brake to 
immobilise the vehicle.

If the selector is not in position 

P, when the 

driver's door is opened or approximately 
45 seconds after the ignition is switched 
off, a warning message appears in the 
screen.
F

  Return the selector to position 

P; the 

message disappears.

When driving on flooded roads or when 
crossing a ford, proceed at walking pace.

Malfunction

 or 

When the ignition is on, the lighting 
of this warning light, accompanied 
by an audible signal and a message 
in the screen, indicates a gearbox 
fault.

In this case, the gearbox goes into back-up 
mode by staying in 3rd gear. You may feel a 
substantial knock when changing from 

P to R  

and from 

N to R. This will not cause any 

damage to the gearbox.
Do not exceed 60 mph (100 km/h), local speed 
restrictions permitting.
Contact a PEUGEOT dealer or a qualified 
workshop as soon as possible.

There is a risk of damage to the gearbox:
-  if you press the accelerator and brake 

pedals at the same time,

-  if you force the movement of the 

selector from the 

P position to another 

position when the battery is dead.

To reduce fuel consumption when at 
a prolonged standstill with the engine 
running (traffic jam, etc.), put the 
selector in the 

N position and apply the 

parking brake.

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Driving

Gear shift indicator

System which reduces fuel consumption by 
advising the driver when to change up.

With an electronic or automatic gearbox, 
the system is only active in manual mode.

Operation

Depending on the driving situation and the 
equipment of your vehicle, the system can 
recommend you to skip one (or several) 
gear(s). You can follow this instruction without 
going through the intermediate gears.
The gear engagement recommendations 
should not be considered to be compulsory. As 
a matter of fact, road conditions, traffic density 
and safety remain decisive elements when 
choosing the optimal gear. Therefore, the driver 
remains responsible for deciding whether or not 
to follow the advice given by the system.
This function cannot be deactivated.

Example:
-  You are in third gear.
-  You press the accelerator pedal.
-  The system may suggest that you engage 

a higher gear.

The information appears in the instrument 
panel in the form of an arrow.

The system adapts its gear change 
recommendation according to the 
driving conditions (slope, load, etc.) 
and the demands of the driver (power, 
acceleration, braking, etc.).
The system never suggests:
-  engaging first gear,
-  engaging reverse gear,
-  changing down.

On vehicles fitted with a manual gearbox, 
the arrow is accompanied by the 
recommended gear.

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Driving

Stop & Start

The Stop & Start system puts the engine 
temporarily into standby - STOP mode - during 
stops in the traffic (red lights, traffic jams, or 
other...). The engine restarts automatically - 
START mode - as soon as you want to move 
off. Restarting occurs instantly, quickly and 
silently.
Perfect for urban use, the Stop & Start system 
reduces fuel consumption and exhaust 
emissions as well as the noise level when 
stationary.

Operation

Going into engine STOP mode

For your comfort, during parking 
manoeuvres, STOP mode is not available 
for a few seconds after coming out of 
reverse gear.
The STOP mode does not affect the 
operation of vehicle systems such as 
braking, power steering...

Never refuel with the engine in STOP 
mode; you must switch off the ignition 
using the key.

With an electronic gearbox, the 
"ECO" indicator illuminates in the 
instrument panel and the engine 
goes into standby when and the 
brake pedal is pressed or the gear 
selector is moved into position 

N 

while the vehicle is stationary.

Special cases: STOP mode not 

available

STOP mode is not invoked when:
-  The driver's door is open.
-  The driver's seat belt is not fastened.
-  The engine is needed to maintain a 

comfortable temperature in the passenger 
compartment.

-  Demisting is active.
-  Some special conditions (battery charge, 

engine temperature, braking assistance, 
climate control...) need it to control the 
system.

The "ECO" warning light flashes for 
a few seconds, then goes off.

This operation is perfectly normal.

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Driving

Manual deactivation / 

reactivation

In certain circumstances, such as the need 
to maintain the temperature in the passenger 
compartment, it may be useful to deactivate the 
Stop & Start system.
The system can be deactivated at any time, 
once the ignition is switched on.
If the engine is in STOP mode, it then restarts.
The Stop & Start system is reactivated 
automatically every time the ignition is switched 
on.

Going into engine START mode

-  you release the brake pedal with the gear 

selector in position 

A or M,

-  you are in position 

N with the brake pedal 

released and you move the gear selector to 
position

 A or M,

-  you engage reverse.

With an electronic gearbox, the 
"ECO" warning light goes off and the 
engine restarts automatically when:

Special cases: START mode 

invoked automatically

As a safety measure or to maintain comfort 
levels in the vehicle, START mode is invoked 
automatically when:
-  You open the driver's door.
-  You unfasten the driver's seat belt.
-  The speed of the vehicle exceeds 2 mph  

(3 km/h) with an electronic gearbox.

-  Some specific conditions (battery charge, 

engine temperature, braking assistance, 
climate control, etc.) need it to ensure 
control of a system or the vehicle.

The "ECO" warning light flashes for 
a few seconds, then goes off.

This operation is perfectly normal.

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Driving

With button

Press this button to deactivate the system.
Deactivation is confirmed by the illumination of 
the indicator light of the button and the display 
of a message.
Pressing the button again reactivates the 
system.
The indicator light of the button goes off, 
accompanied by the display of a message.

With the touch screen

Press 

MENU.

In the 

Driving / Vehicle menu, activate/

deactivate "

Stop and Start System".

Opening the bonnet

Driving on flooded roads

Before driving through a flooded road, it is 
strongly recommended that you deactivate 
the Stop & Start.
For more information on 

Driving advice

particularly on flooded roads, refer to the 
corresponding section.

Before doing anything under the bonnet, 
deactivate the Stop & Start system to 
avoid the risk of injury related to an 
automatic change to START mode.

Malfunction

In the event of a fault in the system, 
the indicator light in the "ECO OFF" 
button flashes for a moment, then 
illuminates continuously.

Have them checked by a PEUGEOT dealer or a 
qualified workshop.
In the event of a fault in STOP mode, the 
vehicle may stall. All of the instrument panel 
warning lights come on. It is then necessary to 
switch the ignition off and to restart the engine 
using the key.

The Stop & Start system requires a 12 V  
battery of specific technology and 
specification.
All work on this type of battery must be 
carried out only by a PEUGEOT dealer or 
a qualified workshop.
For more information on the 

12 V battery

refer to the corresponding section.

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6

Driving

Speed limiter

System which prevents the vehicle from 
exceeding the speed programmed by the 
driver.
When the programmed speed limit is reached, 
pressing the accelerator pedal in the normal 
manner no longer has any effect.
The speed limiter is 

switched on manually: it 

requires a programmed speed of at least  
20 mph (30 km/h).
The speed limiter is 

switched off by manual 

operation of the control.
The programmed speed can be exceeded 
temporarily by pressing the accelerator firmly.
To return to the programmed speed, simply 
slow down to a speed below the programmed 
speed.
The programmed speed remains in the system 
memory when the ignition is switched off.

The limiter can under no circumstances 
replace respect for speed limits, or the 
vigilance of the driver.

Steering mounted controls

The controls of this system are grouped 
together on lever 

A.

1

Speed limiter mode selection wheel.

2

Value decrease button.

3

Value increase button.

4

Button to start / top the speed limiter.

Displays in the instrument panel

The programmed information is grouped 
together in the instrument panel screen.

5

Speed limiter on / off indication.

6

Speed limiter mode selection indication.

7

Programmed speed value.

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Driving

Programming

You do not have to switch the speed limiter on 
in order to set the speed.

Pause

F

  Turn thumb wheel 

1 to the "LIMIT" position: 

the speed limiter mode is selected but is 
not switched on (PAUSE).

F

  Set the speed value by pressing  

button 

2 or 3 (e.g.: 90 km/h).

F

  Switch the speed limiter off by pressing 

button 

4: a confirmation message appears 

on the screen (PAUSE).

F

  Switch the speed limiter back on by 

pressing button

 4 again.

You can change the programmed speed further 
using buttons 

2 and 3:

-  By + or - 1 mph (km/h) = short press.
-  By + or - 5 mph (km/h) = long press.
-  In steps of + or - 5 mph (km/h) = press and 

hold.

F

  Switch the speed limiter on by pressing 

button 

4.

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Driving

Exceeding programmed 

speed

Pressing the accelerator pedal in order to 
exceed the programmed speed will have 
no effect unless you press the pedal 

firmly 

beyond the 

point of resistance.

The speed limiter is deactivated temporarily 
and the programmed speed, which is still 
displayed, flashes, accompanied by an audible 
signal.
Returning to the programmed speed, by means 
of intentional or unintentional deceleration of 
the vehicle, automatically cancels the flashing 
of the programmed speed and the audible 
signal stops.

Existing the limiter mode

Malfunction

In the event of a speed limiter fault, the speed 
is cleared resulting in flashing of the dashes.
Have them checked by a PEUGEOT dealer or a 
qualified workshop.

On a steep descent or in the event of 
sharp acceleration, the speed limiter will 
not be able to prevent the vehicle from 
exceeding the programmed speed.
To avoid any risk of jamming the pedals:
-  ensure that the mat is secured 

correctly,

-  do not fit one mat on top of another.

F

  Turn thumb wheel 

1 to the 0 position: 

the speed limiter mode is deselected. 
The display returns to the total mileage 
recorder.

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Driving

Cruise control

System which automatically maintains the 
speed of the vehicle at the value programmed 
by the driver, without any action on the 
accelerator pedal.
Cruise control is 

switched on manually: it 

requires a minimum speed of at least 25 mph 
(40 km/h) and the engagement of:
-  Fourth gear on a manual gearbox.
-  Second gear on an automatic or electronic 

gearbox, in sequential mode,

- Position 

A on an electronic gearbox or 

position 

D on an automatic gearbox.

Cruise control is 

switched off manually or 

by pressing the brake or clutch pedal or on 
triggering of the trajectory control systems for 
safety reasons.
It is possible to exceed the programmed speed 
temporarily by depressing the accelerator 
pedal.
To return to the programmed speed, simply 
release the accelerator pedal.
Switching off the ignition cancels any 
programmed speed setting.

Cruise control cannot, in any 
circumstances, replace the need to 
respect speed limits, nor can it replace the 
need for vigilance on the part of the driver.

Steering mounted controls

The controls of this system are grouped 
together on lever 

A.

1

Cruise control mode selection wheel.

2

Value decrease button.

3

Value increase button.

4

Cruise control off/resume button.

Displays in the instrument panel

The programmed information is grouped 
together in the instrument panel screen.

5

Cruise control off/resume indication.

6

Cruise control selection indication.

7

Programmed speed value.

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6

Driving

Programming

Pause

F

  Turn thumb wheel 

1 to the "CRUISE" 

position: the cruise control mode is 
selected but is not switched on (PAUSE).

F

  Set the programmed speed by 

accelerating to the required 
speed, then press button 

2 or 3 

(e.g.: 110 km/h).

You can change the programmed speed further 
using buttons 

2 and 3:

-  By + or - 1 mph (km/h) = short press.
-  By + or - 5 mph (km/h) = long press.
-  In steps of + or - 5 mph (km/h) = press and 

hold.

F

  Switch off the cruise control by pressing 

button 

4: a confirmation message appears 

on the screen (PAUSE).

F

  Switch the cruise control back on by 

pressing button 

4 again.

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Driving

Exceeding the programmed 

speed

Intentional or unintentional exceeding of the 
programmed speed results in flashing of this 
speed on the display.
Returning to the programmed speed, by means 
of intentional or unintentional deceleration of 
the vehicle, automatically cancels the flashing 
of the programmed speed.

Leaving cruise control mode

Malfunction

When cruise control is active, be careful 
when holding one of the speed setting 
buttons: this may result in a very rapid 
change in the speed of your vehicle.
Do not use the cruise control on slippery 
roads or in heavy traffic.
When descending a steep hill, the cruise 
control system cannot prevent the vehicle 
from exceeding the programmed speed.
To avoid any risk of jamming the pedals:
-  Ensure that mats are secured 

correctly.

-  Do not fit one mat on top of another.

In the event of a cruise control fault, the speed 
is cleared resulting in flashing of the dashes. 
Have them checked by a PEUGEOT dealer or a 
qualified workshop.

F

  Turn thumb wheel 

1 to the 0 position: 

the cruise control mode is deselected. 
The display returns to the total mileage 
recorder.

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Driving

Rear parking sensors

This system indicates the proximity of an 
obstacle (person, vehicle, tree, gate, etc.) 
entering the field of detection of sensors 
located in the bumper.

Due to blind areas, obstacles of certain types 
(posts, worksite markers, etc.) which were 
detected initially won't be any longer by the end 
of the operation.

This system cannot in any circumstances 
replace the need for vigilance on the part 
of the driver.

The system is switched on by engaging the 
reverse gear. This is accompanied by an 
audible signal.
The system is switched off when you come out 
of reverse gear.

Audible assistance

The proximity information is given by an 
intermittent audible signal, the frequency of 
which increases as the vehicle approaches the 
obstacle.
The sound emitted by the speaker (right or 
left) indicates the side on which the obstacle is 
located.
When the distance between the vehicle and 
the obstacle becomes less than approximately 
thirty centimetres, the audible signal becomes 
continuous.

Visual assistance

This supplements the audible signal by 
displaying bars in the screen which move 
progressively nearer to the vehicle.
When the obstacle is very close, the "Danger" 
symbol is displayed on the screen.

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Driving

Deactivation / Activation

The function is deactivated or activated via the 
vehicle configuration menu.

With audio system

In the "

Personalisation - 

Configuration" menu, activate/

deactivate "

Parking sensors".

With the touch screen

Press 

MENU.

In the "

Driving / Vehicle" menu, 

activate/deactivate "

Parking 

sensors".

The function will be deactivated 
automatically if a trailer is being towed or 
a bicycle carrier is fitted (vehicle fitted with 
a tow bar or bicycle carrier recommended 
by PEUGEOT).

Malfunction

 or 

In the event of a system fault 
when engaging the reverse gear, 
this warning light is displayed in 
the instrument cluster and/or a 
message appears in the screen, 
accompanied by an audible signal 
(short beep).

Contact a PEUGEOT dealer or a qualified 
workshop.

In bad or wintry weather, ensure that the 
sensors are not covered by mud, ice or 
snow. When reverse gear is engaged, an 
audible signal (long beep) indicates that 
the sensors may be dirty.
Certain sound sources (motorcycle, 
lorry, pneumatic drill, etc.) may trigger 
the audible signals of the parking sensor 
system.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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