Peugeot 2008 (2016 year). Instruction - part 15


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Peugeot 2008 (2016 year). Instruction - part 15





Practical information


Towing a trailer

We recommend the use of genuine 
PEUGEOT towbars and their harnesses 
that have been tested and approved 
from the design stage of your vehicle, 
and that the fitting of the towbar is 
entrusted to a PEUGEOT dealer or a 
qualified workshop.
If the towbar is not fitted by a 
PEUGEOT dealer, it must still be 
fitted in accordance with the vehicle 
manufacturer's instructions.

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

Driving with a trailer places greater 
demands on the towing vehicle and the 
driver must take particular care.
For more advice on driving when 
towing, refer to the corresponding 

You must observe the maximum trailer 
weight, indicated on the registration 
certificate or in the technical 
specification for your vehicle.

For more information on weights (and 
the towed loads which apply to your 
vehicle) refer to the corresponding 


Practical information


When towing

Distribution of loads

F  Distribute the load in the trailer so that the 

heaviest items are as close as possible to 
the axle and the nose weight approaches 
the maximum permitted without 
exceeding it.

Air density decreases with altitude, thus 
reducing engine performance. Above 
1 000 metres, the maximum towed load must 
be reduced by 10 % for every 1 000 metres of 

Side wind

F  Take into account the increased sensitivity 

to side wind.

For more information on weights (and 
the towed loads which apply to your 
vehicle) refer to the corresponding 


Towing a trailer on a slope increases the 
temperature of the coolant.
As the fan is electrically controlled, its cooling 
capacity is not dependent on the engine speed.
F  To lower the engine speed, reduce your 


The maximum towed load on a long incline 
depends on the gradient and the ambient 
In all cases, keep a check on the coolant 

F  If the warning lamp and the 

STOP warning lamp come on, 
stop the vehicle and switch off 
the engine as soon as possible.


Towing a trailer increases the braking distance.
To avoid overheating of the brakes, the use of 
engine braking is recommended.


F  Check the tyre pressures of the towing 

vehicle and of the trailer, observing the 
recommended pressures.


F  Check the electrical lighting and signalling 

on the trailer and the headlamp beam 
height of your vehicle.

For more information on adjusting the 
headlamp beam height, refer to the 
corresponding section.

The rear parking sensors will be 
deactivated automatically if a genuine 
PEUGEOT towbar is used.



Practical information


Towbar with quickly detachable towball


This towbar allows the towball to be fitted and 
removed quickly and easily without the use 
of tools. Installed behind the rear bumper, the 
towbar is invisible after removing the towball 
and folding the trailer harness socket carrier.

1. Carrier.
2.  Protective blanking plug.
3.  Security ring.
4.  Folding trailer harness socket.
5.  Detachable towball.
6.  Locking / unlocking wheel.
7.  Security key lock.
8.  Ball protector.
9.  Storage bag.

A. Locked position

The locking wheel is not in contact with the 
towball (gap of about 5 mm).
The green mark is visible.
The lock for the locking wheel is facing 
The bolt is visible and extends beyond the 

B. Unlocked position

The locking wheel is in contact with the towball.
The green mark is hidden.
The lock for the locking wheel is facing forward.
The peg is not visible.

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

For more information on the technical 
characteristics of the towbar (its 
maximum load, ...), refer to the 
corresponding section.
For information on safely towing a 
trailer, refer to the corresponding 


Practical information


Fitting the towball

Remove the protective blanking plug from the 
carrier and check the condition of the fixing 
system. If necessary, clean the carrier with a 
brush or clean cloth.
Take the towball from the storage bag.
Remove the protective cover from the ball.
Stow the plug and cover in the storage bag.
Check that the towball is unlocked (position B). 
If not, insert the key in the lock and turn the 
key clockwise to unlock the mechanism. 
Then press the locking wheel and turn it fully 

Before each use

Check that the towball is correctly fitted by 
verifying the following points:

the towball is correctly locked in place 
(position A),

the security key lock is on and the key 
removed; the locking wheel can no 
longer be operated,

the towball must no longer move at all in 
its carrier; try to shake it by hand.

During use

Never unlock the towball when a trailer or 
load carrier is fitted.
Never exceed the maximum authorised 
weight for the vehicle plus trailer (Gross 
Train Weight - GTW).
Before driving, check the adjustment of the 
headlamp beam height.
For more information on adjusting the 
headlamps, refer to the corresponding 

After use

For journeys made without a trailer or load 
carrier, the trailer harness socket must be 
folded away, the towball removed and  the 
protective blanking plug inserted in the 
carrier. This measure applies particularly 
if the towball could hinder visibility of the 
number plate or lighting.



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Take the towball in both hands; insert the end 
of the towball into the carrier, then, to ensure 
that it has correctly locked in place, pull firmly 
down on the ball end of the towball.
The locking wheel automatically turns a quarter 
of a turn anti-clockwise, making a perceptible 
click; take care to keep your hands clear.

Check that the towball has correctly locked in 
place (position A).
Turn the key anti-clockwise to lock the towball 
fixing mechanism.
Always remove the key and keep it in a safe 
If the key cannot be turned or removed, this 
means that the towball is not fitted correctly; 
start the procedure again.
If one of the locking conditions is not met, start 
the procedure again.
In all cases, if the marking remains red, do not 
use the towbar and contact a PEUGEOT dealer 
or a qualified workshop.

Attach the trailer to the towball.
Attach the cable on the trailer to the security 
ring located on the carrier.
Lower the trailer harness socket carrier by 
pulling down on the ring visible below the 
Remove the protective cover from the socket 
and connect the trailer wiring harness.


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Removing the towball

Disconnect the trailer harness from the socket 
on the carrier.
Detach the cable on the trailer from the security 
ring on the carrier.
Unhook the trailer from the towball.
Return the trailer harness connector carrier to 
the folded position.

Insert the key into the lock.
Turn the key clockwise to unlock the towball 
fixing mechanism.

Grasp the towball firmly with one hand; with 
the other hand, press and turn the locking 
wheel clockwise as far as it will go.
Extract the towball from the bracket.
Remove the key to avoid it being damaged 
when stowing the towball.

Be ready for the weight of the towball 
(around 3.5 kg). Risk of injury!



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Refit the protective cover for the ball.
Stow the towball in its bag.
Refit the protective blanking plug to the carrier.


Correct operation is only possible if the towball 
and its carrier remain clean.
Before cleaning the vehicle with a high pressure 
jet wash, the towbar harness socket carrier must 
be folded away, the towball removed and the 
protective blanking plug inserted in the carrier.

Never leave the removable towball 
unsecured in the boot. In the event of 
sudden braking, a towball left loose 
in the boot could present a danger to 
passengers in the vehicle.
Furthermore, the towball and the boot 
risk being damaged.

For any work on the towbar, go to 
a PEUGEOT dealer or a qualified 

Stowing the towball

It is recommended that the removable towball 
be safely stowed, preferably in a storage space 
below the boot floor.
Attach the towball using the bag tie cord.


Practical information


Fitting roof bars

Maximum authorised weight on the roof 
bars, for a loading height not exceeding 
40 cm (with the exception of bicycle 
carriers): refer to the instructions 
provided with the roof bars.
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 fixings on the roof.
Be sure to refer to national legislation in 
order to comply with the regulations for 
transporting objects which are longer 
than the vehicle.

Contact a PEUGEOT dealer or a qualified workshop for the installation of longitudinal bars.
To install transverse roof bars, observe the fitting positions indicated by markings on the 
longitudinal roof bars.

Use accessories recommended by 
PEUGEOT, observing the manufacturer's 
recommendations and fitting instructions 
so as to avoid the risk of damaging the 
body (deformation, scratches, ...).
To place a load on the roof, it is 
necessary to mount the load on the 
transverse roof bars.
The longitudinal roof bars are not 

Advice on care and maintenance

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



Practical information



A wide range of accessories and genuine parts is available from the PEUGEOT dealer network.
These accessories and parts are all suitable for your vehicle and benefit from PEUGEOT's 
recommendation and warranty.

Conversion kits

You can obtain an "Enterprise" kit to convert a 
private car into a trade vehicle.


door deflectors, side blinds and rear blind, 
cigarette lighter, boot dividers, coat hanger 
fixed to head restraint, front and rear parking 

"Transport solutions":

boot liner, luggage net, roof bars, bicycle 
carrier on roof bars, ski carrier, roof box, ....

To avoid any risk of jamming of the pedals:
-  ensure that the mat is positioned and 

secured correctly,

-  never fit one mat on top of another.


gear lever knob, spoiler, styling strips, alloy 
wheels, trims, chromed mirror shells, mirror 
personalisation kits, wheel caps and exterior 

"Safety and security":

anti-theft alarm, window engraving, wheel 
security bolts, child seats and booster 
cushions, breathalyzer, first aid kit, warning 
triangle, high visibility jacket, stolen vehicle 
tracking system, temporary puncture repair kit, 
snow chains, non-slip covers, front foglamps 
kit, dog guard...


mats*, seat covers compatible with lateral 
airbags, mud flaps, door sill protectors, bumper 
protection strips, aluminium foot rest...


Practical information


The fitting of electrical equipment or 
accessories which are not recommended 
by PEUGEOT may result in a failure of 
your vehicle's electronic system and 
excessive electrical consumption.
Contact a PEUGEOT dealer 
for information on the range of 
recommended equipment and 

Installation of radio 

Before installing any after-market radio 
communication transmitter, you can 
contact a PEUGEOT dealer for the 
specification of transmitters which can 
be fitted (frequency, maximum power, 
aerial position, specific installation 
requirements), in line with the Vehicle 
Electromagnetic Compatibility 
Directive (2004/104/EC).

Depending on the legislation in force in 
the country, certain safety equipment 
may be compulsory: high visibility 
safety vests, warning triangles, 
breathalyzers, spare bulbs, spare fuses, 
fire extinguisher, first aid kit, mud flaps 
at the rear of the vehicle.

By visiting a PEUGEOT dealer, you can also 
obtain products for cleaning and maintenance 
(exterior and interior) - including ecological 
products in the "TECHNATURE" range, topping 
up products (screenwash...), touch-up pens 
and paint aerosols for the exact colour of your 
vehicle, refills (cartridge for the temporary 
puncture repair kit...), ...


audio systems, portable satellite navigation 
systems, semi-integral support for portable 
satellite navigation system, hands-free kit, 
speakers, DVD player, connection kit for MP3 
or CD player, CD player for touch screen...





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 lubricant of high technology 

which protects the engine in the most severe conditions.

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 



 emissions and keeps your engine clean.






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


F  Take the stay C out of its support slot.
F  Clip the stay back into its housing.
F  Lower the bonnet and release it at the end 

of its travel.

F  Pull the bonnet to check that it has latched 


F  Lift the safety catch B and raise the 


Do not open the bonnet under very 
windy conditions.
When the engine is hot, handle the 
exterior safety catch and the stay with 
care (risk of burns).


B.  Exterior safety catch.

A.  Interior release lever.

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

The location of the interior release lever 
prevents opening of the bonnet when 
the left hand front door is closed.

C.  Bonnet stay.

F  Unclip the stay C from its housing and 

place it in the support slot to hold the 
bonnet open.

F  Open the left hand front door.
F  Pull the release lever A, located at the 

bottom of the door aperture, towards you.





1.  Screenwash reservoir.
2.  Coolant header tank.
3.  Brake fluid reservoir.
4.  Battery / Fuses.
5. Fusebox.
6.  Air filter.
7.  Engine oil dipstick.
8.  Engine oil filler cap.

Petrol engines




1.  Screenwash reservoir.
2.  Coolant header tank.
3.  Brake fluid reservoir.
4.  Battery / Fuses.
5. Fusebox.
6.  Air filter.
7.  Engine oil dipstick.
8.  Engine oil filler cap.
9.  Priming pump (depending on engine).

Diesel engines

The AdBlue


 tank is located in the 

boot below the spare wheel and/or the 
storage well.





Checking levels

Oil level

The check is carried out either when the 
ignition is switched on using the oil level 
indicator in the instrument panel (depending 
on version), or using the dipstick.

Engine oil change

Refer to the warranty and maintenance record 
for details of the interval for this operation.
In order to maintain the reliability of the engine 
and emission control system, never use 
additives in the engine oil.

Oil specification

The oil must be the correct grade for your 
engine and conform to the manufacturer's 

The brake fluid level should be close 
to the "MAX" mark. If it is not, check 
the brake pad wear.

Brake fluid

Changing the fluid

Refer to the manufacturer's service schedule 
for details of the interval for this operation.

Take care when working under the bonnet, as certain areas of the engine may be extremely hot (risk of burns) and the cooling fan could start at 
any time (even with the ignition off).

Check all of these levels regularly, in line with the manufacturer's service schedule. Top them up if necessary, unless otherwise indicated.
If a level drops significantly, have the corresponding system checked by a PEUGEOT dealer or a qualified workshop.

It is normal to top up the oil level 
between two services (or oil changes). 
PEUGEOT recommends that you check 
the level, and top up if necessary, every 
3 000 miles (5 000 kms).

It will only be correct if the vehicle is on level 
ground and the engine has been off for more 
than 30 minutes.

Fluid specification

The brake fluid must conform to the 
manufacturer's recommendations.





Coolant level

The coolant level should be close 
to the "MAX" mark but should never 
exceed it.

In addition, as the cooling system is 
pressurised, wait at least one hour after 
switching off the engine before carrying out  
any work.
To avoid any risk of scalding, unscrew the cap 
by two turns to allow the pressure to drop. 
When the pressure has dropped, remove the 
cap and top up the level.

Changing the coolant

The coolant does not have to be replaced at 
routine services.

Fluid specification

The coolant must conform to the 
manufacturer's recommendations.

Fluid specification

For optimum cleaning and to avoid freezing, 
this fluid must not be topped up or replaced 
with plain water.
In wintry conditions, it is recommended that you 
use an ethyl alcohol or methanol based fluid.

Screenwash fluid level

Top up the level when necessary.

When the engine is warm, the temperature of 
the coolant is regulated by the fan.

The cooling fan may start after 
switching off the engine: take care 
with articles and clothing that might 
be caught by the fan blades.








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