Peugeot 301 (2017 year). Instruction - part 9


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Peugeot 301 (2017 year). Instruction - part 9






Reversing camera

The reversing camera is activated automatically 
when reverse gear is engaged.
The image is displayed on the touch screen.
The reversing camera function may be 
supplemented with parking sensors.

The superimposed representation of guide 
lines helps with the manoeuvre.
They are represented by lines marked "on 
the ground" and do not allow the position of 
the vehicle to be determined relative to tall 
obstacles (for example : other vehicles, ...).
Some deformation of the image is normal.

The blue lines represent the general direction 
of the vehicle (the gap represents the width of 
your vehicle except for the door mirrors).
The red line represent a distance of about 
30 cm beyond the edge of your vehicle's rear 
The green lines represent distances of about 1 
and 2 metres beyond the edge of your vehicle's 
rear bumper.
The turquoise blue curves represent the 
maximum turning circle.

The reversing camera cannot, in any 

circumstances, replace the need for 

vigilance on the part of of the driver.

High pressure jet wash

When washing your vehicle, do not direct 
the lance within 30 cm of the camera lens.

Opening the tailgate causes the display to 

Clean the reversing camera regularly 
using a soft, dry cloth.



2015 was marked by PEUGEOT's return to Rally-
Raid, one of the most difficult motorsport disciplines 
in the world. To obtain the best performance 
in these trials, PEUGEOT Sport chose TOTAL 
QUARTZ for the PEUGEOT 2008 DKR, a high-tech 
lubricant that protects the engine in the most severe 

TOTAL QUARTZ protects your engine against 

the effects of time.
TOTAL QUARTZ Ineo First is a high performance 
lubricant, the result of work done together by 

PEUGEOT and TOTAL R&D. Specially formulated 
for the engines in PEUGEOT vehicles, its innovative 
technology significantly reduces CO



and keeps your engine clean.




Practical information


Capacity of the tank: 

50 litres approximately.

Low fuel level

When the low fuel level is reached 
this warning light comes on in the 
instrument panel.

When it first comes on, 

around 5 litres of fuel 

remain in the tank.
You must refuel as soon as possible to avoid 
running out of fuel.
For more information on 

Running out of fuel 

(Diesel), refer to the corresponding section.



  Raise the lever.


A label on the inside of the fuel filler flap 
reminds you of the type of fuel to use, 
depending on your engine type.
Additions of fuel must be of at least 5 litres, in 
order to be registered by the fuel gauge.

Opening the filler cap may create a noise 
a caused by an inrush of air. This vacuum 
is entirely normal and results from the 
sealing of the fuel system.


  Open the filler cap by turning it a 1/4 turn to 

the left.


  Remove the filler cap and hang it on its 

carrier (on the filler flap).


  Fill the tank. Do not continue past the third 

cut-off of the nozzle, as this may cause 


  Replace the filler cap turning it a 1/4 turn to 

the right.


  Push the fuel filler flap to close it.

If you have put in the wrong fuel for 

your vehicle, you must have the fuel 

tank drained and filled with the correct 

fuel before starting the engine.


Practical information

Fuel cut-off

Your vehicle is equipped with a safety device 
which cuts off the fuel supply in the event of a 

Misfuel prevention (Diesel)

(Depending on the country of sale.)
Mechanical device which prevents filling the tank of a Diesel vehicle with petrol. It avoids the risk of 
engine damage that can result from filling with the wrong fuel.
Located in the filler neck, the misfuel prevention device appears when the filler cap is removed.


It remains possible to use a fuel can to fill 
the tank.
In order to ensure a good flow of fuel, 
do not place the nozzle of the fuel can in 
direct contact with the flap of the misfuel 
prevention device and pour slowly.

When a petrol filler nozzle is introduced into the 
fuel filler neck of your Diesel vehicle, it comes 
into contact with the flap. The system remains 
closed and prevents filling.

Do not persist but introduce a Diesel type 

filler nozzle.

Travelling abroad

As Diesel fuel pump nozzles may be 
different in other countries, the presence 
of the misfuel prevention device may make 
refuelling impossible.
Not all Diesel vehicles are fitted with 
misfuel protection, so before travelling 
abroad, we recommend that you check 
with the PEUGEOT dealer network, 
whether your vehicle is suitable for the 
fuel pumps in the country in which you 
intend to travel.



Practical information

Fuel used for petrol engines

The petrol engines are compatible with biofuels 
that conform to current and future European 
standards and can be obtained from filling 

Petrol that meets the EN228 standard, 
mixed with a bio-fuel meeting the 
EN15376 standard.

The only petrol additives authorised for 
use are those that meet the B715001 

Fuel used for Diesel engines

The Diesel engines are compatible with 
biofuels that conform to current and future 
European standards and can be obtained from 
filling stations:

For more information, contact a PEUGEOT 
dealer or a qualified workshop.

The use of any other type of (bio)fuel 
(vegetable or animal oils, pure or diluted, 
domestic fuel...) is strictly prohibited (risk 
of damage to the engine and fuel system).

The only Diesel additives authorised for 
use are those that meet the B715000 

The use of B20 or B30 fuel that meets 
the standard EN16709 is possible 
with your Diesel engine. However, this 
use, even occasional, requires strict 
application of the special servicing 
conditions referred to as "Arduous 

Diesel fuel that meets standard 
EN16734 mixed with a biofuel that 
meets standard EN14214 (possibly 
containing up to 10% Fatty Acid Methyl 
Paraffinic Diesel fuel that meets 
standard EN15940 mixed with a biofuel 
that meets standard EN14214 (possibly 
containing up to 7% Fatty Acid Methyl 

Diesel fuel that meets standard 
EN590 mixed with a biofuel that meets 
standard EN14214 (possibly containing 
up to 7% Fatty Acid Methyl Ester),

Travelling abroad

Certain fuels could damage the engine of your 
In certain countries, the use of a particular 
fuel may be required (specific octane rating, 
specific sales name…) to ensure correct 
operation of the engine.
Far any additional information, contact the 

Compatibility of 


Diesel at low temperature

At temperatures below 0°C (+32°F), the 
formation of paraffins in summer-type diesel 
fuels could entail an abnormal operation 
of the fuel supply circuit. To avoid this, we 
recommend using winter-type diesel fuel and 
keeping the fuel tank more than 50% full.
If, despite this, at temperatures below -15°C 
(+5°F) the engine has problems starting, 
just leave the vehicle in a garage or heated 
workshop for a little while.


Practical information



 and SCR system for BlueHDi Diesel engines

Using a fluid called AdBlue


 containing urea, a 

catalytic converter turns up to 85% of nitrogen 
oxides (NOx) into nitrogen and water, which are 
harmless to health and the environment.



 is contained in a specific tank of 

approximately 17 litres. Its capacity allows a 
driving range of around 12,500 miles  
(20,000 km). An alert system is triggered 
automatically once the reserve level is reached: 
you can then drive for a further 1,500 miles 
(2,400 km) before the tank is empty.

During each scheduled service of your vehicle 
by a PEUGEOT dealer or a qualified workshop, 
the AdBlue


 tank is refilled in order to allow 

normal operation of the SCR system.

If the estimated mileage of your vehicle 
between two services is greater than  
12,500 miles (20,000 km), it will be necessary 
to top-up the AdBlue



Once the AdBlue


 tank is empty, a system 

required by regulations prevents starting 
of the engine.
If the SCR system is faulty, the level of 
emissions from your vehicle will no longer 
meet the Euro 6 standard: your vehicle 
becomes polluting.
In the event of a confirmed fault with the 
SCR system, you must go to a PEUGEOT 
dealer or a qualified workshop as soon 
as possible: after a running distance of 
650 miles (1,100 km), a system will be 
triggered automatically to prevent engine 
In either case, a range indicator gives you 
the distance you can travel before the 
vehicle is immobilised.

SCR system

To assure respect for the environment and 
conformity with the new Euro 6 emissions 
standard, without adversely affecting the 
performance or fuel consumption of Diesel 
engines, PEUGEOT has taken the decision to 
equip its vehicles with an effective system that 
associates the SCR system (Selective Catalytic 
Reduction) with a particle filter (FAP) for the 
treatment of exhaust gases.



Practical information

Topping-up the AdBlue


Filling the AdBlue


 tank is an operation 

included in every routine service on your 
vehicle by a PEUGEOT dealer or a qualified 
Nevertheless, given the capacity of the tank, it 
may be necessary to top-up the fluid between 
services, more particularly if an alert (warning 
lamps and a message) signals the requirement.
You can go to a PEUGEOT dealer or a qualified 
If you envisage topping-up yourself, please 
read the following warnings carefully.

Freezing of the AdBlue




 freezes at temperatures below 

around -11°C.
The SCR system includes a heater for the 


 tank, allowing you to continue 

driving in all weather conditions.

Precautions in use



 is a urea-based solution. This liquid is 

non-flammable, colourless and odourless (kept 
in a cool area).
In the event of contact with the skin, wash the 
affected area with soap and water. In the event 
of contact with the eyes, wash (irrigate) the 
eyes copiously under running water or with an 
eye wash solution for at least 15 minutes. If 
a burning sensation or irritation persists, get 
medical attention.
If swallowed, immediately wash out the mouth 
with clean water and then drink plenty of water.
In certain conditions (high ambient 
temperature, for example), the risk of release of 
ammonia cannot be excluded: do not inhale the 
fluid. Ammonia vapour has an irritant effect on 
mucous membranes (eyes, nose and throat).

Keep AdBlue


 out of the reach of children, 

in its original container or bottle.
Never transfer AdBlue


 to another 

container: it would lose its purity.

Use only AdBlue


 fluid that meets the  

ISO 22241 standard.

Never dilute AdBlue


 with water.

Never pour AdBlue


 into the Diesel fuel 


The supply in a non-drip container or bottle 
simplifies topping-up. You can obtain 1.89 litre 
(half a US gallon) bottles or 5 litre containers 
from a PEUGEOT dealer or a qualified 

Never top-up from an AdBlue



reserved for heavy goods vehicles.


Practical information

Recommendations on storage



 freezes below around -11°C and 

deteriorates above 25°C. It is recommended 
that bottles or containers be stored in a cool 
place and protected from direct sunlight.
Under these conditions, the fluid can be kept 
for at least a year.
If the fluid has frozen, it can be used once 
it has completely thawed out at ambient 

Never store bottles or containers of 


 in your vehicle.

Do not dispose of AdBlue


 bottles or 

containers in the household waste.
Place them in a container provided for 
this purpose or take them to your dealer.


Before topping-up, ensure that the vehicle is 
parked on a flat and level surface.
In wintry conditions, ensure that the 
temperature of the vehicle is above -11°C. 
Otherwise the AdBlue


 may be frozen and 

so cannot be poured into its tank. Park your 
vehicle in a warmer area for a few hours to 
allow the top-up to be carried out.


  Switch of the ignition and remove the key.


  Unclip the plastic valve.


  Insert your fingers into the aperture and 

turn the blue cap a 6


 of a turn anti-



  Carefully lift off the cap, without dropping it.



Practical information


  Get a bottle of AdBlue


. After first 

checking the use-by date, read carefully 
the instructions on use on the label before 
pouring the contents of the bottle into your 
vehicle's AdBlue



Important: if your vehicle's AdBlue


 tank is 

completely empty - which is confirmed by 
the alert displays and the impossibility of 
starting the engine - you must add at least 
3.8 litres (so two 1.89 litre bottles).


  After emptying the bottle, wipe away any 

spillage around the tank filler using a damp 

If any additive is spilt or splashed, wash 
immediately with cold water or wipe with a 
damp cloth.
If the additive has crystallised, clean it off 
using a sponge and hot water.


  Refit the blue cap to the tank and turn it a 



 of a turn clockwise, to its stop.


  Replace the plastic valve, clipping it in the 



  Return the storage box containing the tools 

to its location.


  Replace the boot floor and close the boot.

Never dispose of AdBlue



bottles in the household waste. Place 
them in a container provided for this 
purpose or take them to your dealer.

Once the AdBlue tank has been filled, 
make sure that the driver as well as the 
passengers exit the vehicle, then lock it.
After a minimum delay of 5 minutes 
without opening it, unlock the vehicle and 
switch the ignition on without starting.
After a minimum of 10 seconds, start the 


Practical information

Snow chains

In wintry conditions, snow chains improve 
traction as well as the behaviour of the vehicle 
when braking.

The snow chains must be fitted only to the 
front wheels. They must never be fitted to 
"space-saver" type spare wheels.

Take account of the legislation in force 
in your country on the use of snow 
chains and the maximum running speed 

Installation tips


  If you have to fit the chains during a 

journey, stop the vehicle on a flat surface 
on the side of the road.


  Apply the parking brake and position any 

wheel chocks to prevent movement of your 


   Fit the chains following the instructions 

provided by the manufacturer.


   Move off gently and drive for a few 

moments, without exceeding 30 mph  
(50 km/h).


  Stop your vehicle and check that the snow 

chains are correctly tightened.

It is strongly recommended that before 
you leave, you practise fitting the snow 
chains on a level and dry surface.

Avoid driving with snow chains on roads 
that have been cleared of snow, to avoid 
damaging your vehicle's tyres and the 
road surface. If your vehicle is fitted with 
alloy wheels, check that no part of the 
chain or its fixings is in contact with the 
wheel rim.

Use only the chains designed to be fitted to the 
type of wheel fitted to your vehicle :

Original tyre size

Maximum link size.

185/65 R15

9 mm

195/55 R16

For more information on snow chains, contact a 

PEUGEOT dealer or a qualified workshop.



Practical information

Load reduction mode

System which manages the use of certain 
functions according to the level of charge 
remaining in the battery.
When the vehicle is being driven, the load 
reduction function temporarily deactivates 
certain functions, such as the air conditioning, 
the heated rear screen ...
The deactivated functions are reactivated 
automatically as soon as conditions permit.

Energy savings mode

System which manages the duration of use of 
certain functions to conserve a sufficient level 
of charge in the battery.
After the engine has stopped, you can still use 
functions such as the audio and communication 
system, windscreen wipers, dipped beam 
headlights, courtesy lights, etc. for a maximum 
cumulative time of about thirty minutes.

Switching to economy 


Once this period has elapsed, a message 
appears in the screen indicating that the 
vehicle has switched to economy mode and the 
active functions are put on standby.
If a telephone call is in progress at this time, the 
connection via the audio system's hands-free 
function will be maintained for around  
10 minutes.

Exiting economy mode

These functions are reactivated automatically 
next time the vehicle is driven.


  To restore these functions immediately, 

start the engine and let it run for at least 
five minutes.

A flat battery prevents the engine from 
starting (refer to the corresponding 


Practical information

Changing a window wiper

Before removing a front 



  Within one minute after switching off the 

ignition, turn on the wipers to position 
the wiper blades in the middle of the 



  Lift the corresponding wiper arm away from 

the windscreen.


  Unclip and remove the wiper blade.



  Position and clip the new wiper blade to the 



  Carefully lower the wiper arm.

After reassembling a front 



  Switch on the ignition.


  Operate the wiper lever again to park the 

wiper blades.



Practical information

Towing a trailer

Your vehicle is primarily designed for 
transporting people and luggage, but it may 
also be used for towing a trailer.

We recommend the use of genuine 

PEUGEOT tow-bars and their harnesses 
that have been tested and approved from 
the design stage of your vehicle, and that 
the fitting of the tow-bar is entrusted to a 

PEUGEOT dealer or a qualified workshop.
If the tow-bar is not fitted by a PEUGEOT 
dealer, it must still be fitted in accordance 
with the vehicle manufacturer's 

Driving with a trailer places greater 
demands on the towing vehicle and 
requires extra care from the driver.
For more information on 

Driving advice

particularly when towing, refer to the 
corresponding section.

Please respect the maximum authorised 
towable weights indicated on the 
registration certificate or in your vehicle’s 
technical data.

Very cold climate 


(Depending on the country of sale.)
Removable device(s) which prevent snow 
accumulating at the radiator cooling fan.
Depending on the version, you have one or two 



  Place the very cold climate screen in front 

of the front bumper.


  Press around its edge to engage its fixing 

clips one by one.



  Use a screwdriver as a lever to release 

each of the fixings of each screen in turn.

Do not forget to remove the very cold 
climate screen (or screens) in case of:
-  the ambient temperature exceeds 


-  when towing,
-  Speed above 75 mph (120 km/h).

Observe the legislation in force in the 
country in which you are driving.

For more information on 

Weights (and the 

towed loads which apply to your vehicle) 
refer to the corresponding section.


Practical information

Advice on care and 


Recommendations on the care and 
maintenance of your vehicle are given in the 
warranty and maintenance record.

Roof bars

For safety reasons and to avoid damaging the 
roof, it is essential to use the transverse bars 
listed for your vehicle.

When fitting roof bars, use only the four fixing 
points located in the roof frame. The points are 
masked by the vehicle doors when closed.
You must attach the roof bars only at the four 
anchorage points located at the edge of the 
Observe the fitting instructions and the 
conditions of use in the guide supplied with the 

Maximum authorised weight on the roof 

75 kg.

If the height exceeds 40 cm, adapt the 
speed of the vehicle to the profile of the 
road to avoid damaging the roof bars and 
the mountings on the roof.
Be sure to refer to national legislation in 
order to comply with the regulations for 
transporting objects that are longer than 
the vehicle.



Practical information



Do not open the bonnet when there is a 
very strong wind.
When the engine is hot, handle the 
exterior safety catch and the stay with 
care (risk of burns).


  Pull the interior release lever, located in the 

lower dashboard, towards you.


  Push the exterior safety catch to the left 

and raise the bonnet.


  Unclip the bonnet stay from its housing.


  Fix the stay in the notch to hold the bonnet 




  Take the stay out of the support notch.


  Clip the stay in its housing.


  Lower the bonnet and release it near the 

end of its travel.


  Pull on the bonnet to check that it is fully 


Because of the presence of electrical 
equipment under the bonnet, it is 
recommended that exposure to water 
(rain, washing, ...) be limited.


Practical information



This engine is shown as an example. The locations of the engine oil dipstick and filler cap may vary.

To avoid damaging the electrical units, 

never use a high-pressure jet wash in the 

engine compartment.


This engine is shown as an example. The locations of the engine oil dipstick and filler cap as well 
as the priming pump may vary.

Screenwash fluid reservoir.
Coolant tank.
Air filter.
Brake fluid tank.
Fuse box.
Engine oil dipstick.
Engine oil filler cap.
Priming pump (Diesel).








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