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TRANSPORTING OBJECTS IN THE LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT
Always position the objects transported
so that the largest surface is against:
- the rear bench seatback, for normal
loading (example A);
A
1
1
– the front seatbacks with the rear seat-
backs folded down, as is the case for
B
maximum loads (example B).
Always position the heavi-
If you have to place objects on the folded
est items directly on the
seatback, it is necessary that you lower
floor. Use the lashing
the headrests before folding the seat-
points 1 on the boot floor, if
back so that it can be folded as flat as
these are fitted to the vehicle. The
possible against the seat.
luggage should be loaded in such a
way that no items will be thrown for-
ward and strike the occupants if the
driver has to brake suddenly. Fasten
the rear seat belts, even if the seats
are not occupied.
3.38
TRANSPORTING OBJECTS towbar
A
Permissible nose weight, maxi- -
mum permissible towing weight
Maximum dimension A: 762 mm.
braked and unbraked: ➥ 6.9.
Choice and fitting of towing
equipment
Maximum weight of towing equip-
ment:
- 10 kg on a vehicle with towing
pre-equipment;
Any towing device must not ob-
- 28 kg on a vehicle without towing
struct any lighting component or
pre-equipment.
the number plate when not in use.
For fitting and conditions of use,
Towing devices (ball, hook, etc.)
refer to the equipment’s fitting in-
which can be removed without tools
structions.
and retractable objects must be re-
moved or repositioned when they
Please keep these instructions with
are not in use. In all cases, you must
the rest of the vehicle documenta-
comply with the regulations of the
tion.
particular country you are in.
3.39
ROOF BARS, SPOILER
Precautions during use
1
Handling the tailgate
Before handling the tailgate, check the
A
objects and/or accessories (bike rack,
roof box, etc.) fitted to the roof bars:
these must be correctly positioned and
secured, so as not to hinder the opera-
tion of the tailgate.
Accessing the mounting
Spoiler A
points
Open the doors to access the mount-
ing points 1.
For information on the range of
equipment adapted to your vehi-
cle, we advise you to consult an ap-
proved Dealer.
Refer to the manufacturer’s instruc-
The attaching of any carry-
tions for information on how to fit
ing device (bike rack, lug-
If original roof bars, ap-
and use the roof rack bar.
gage box etc.) resting on
proved by our Technical
Please keep these instructions with
the spoiler is prohibited. To
Department, are supplied
the rest of the vehicle documenta-
install a carrying device on your ve-
with screws, only use these
tion.
hicle, contact an Approved Dealer.
screws for attaching the roof bars to
the vehicle.
Maximum permissible load on
roof rack ➥ 6.9.
3.40
Section 4: Maintenance
Bonnet
4.2
Engine oil level: general information
4.4
Engine oil level: topping up, filling
4.5
Oil change
4.6
Levels
4.8
engine coolant
4.8
brake fluid
4.9
windscreen washer reservoir
4.10
Filters
4.10
Tyre pressure
4.11
Battery
4.13
Bodywork maintenance
4.15
Interior trim maintenance
4.18
4.1
BONNET (1/2)
6
5
4
3
1
2
To open the bonnet, open a door and
Unlocking the bonnet catch
Opening the bonnet
pull the 1 handle, located on the left-
To unlock, push tab 2 at the same time
Lift the bonnet and release stay 5 from
hand side of the dashboard.
as opening the bonnet.
its holder 6 using the handle 4. For
your own safety, it is very important
to fix the stay into the retainer 3 in the
bonnet.
Before carrying out any
action in the engine com-
Please note when work-
partment, you must switch
ing close to the engine that
off the ignition.
➥ 2.4
it may be hot. The engine
➥ 2.6.
cooling fan may also start
When working in the engine
at any moment. The
label
compartment, ensure that
in the engine compartment reminds
the windscreen wiper stalk
you of this.
Do not press down on the
is in the park position.
bonnet: there is a risk that
Risk of injury.
Risk of injury.
the bonnet may accidentally
close.
4.2
BONNET (2/2)
6
5
Ensure that the bonnet is
properly locked.
Check that nothing is pre-
venting the catch from lock-
ing (gravel, cloth, etc.).
Closing the bonnet
After any procedure in the
Before closing the bonnet, make sure
engine compartment, make
that nothing has been left in the engine
sure that you do not forget
compartment.
anything (cloth, tools, etc.).
To close the bonnet, replace the stay 5
These may damage the engine or
in its holder 6. Hold the middle of the
cause a fire.
bonnet and guide it down to one foot
(30 cm) above the closed position, then
release. It will latch automatically under
its own weight.
In the event of even a slight
impact involving the radia-
tor grille or bonnet, have
the bonnet lock checked by
an approved dealer as soon as pos-
sible.
4.3
ENGINE OIL LEVEL: general information
It is normal for an engine to use oil for
B
Filling-up
lubrication and cooling of moving parts
and it is normal to top up the level be-
A
engine oil
tween oil changes.
Use a funnel or protect the
However, contact your approved
filling neck area to avoid engine
Dealer if more than 0.5 litres is being
B
oil escaping onto a hot part of the
consumed every 600 miles (1,000 km)
engine compartment or a sensitive
A
after the running in period.
part (e.g. electrical components).
Oil change frequency: check the oil
B
C
Fire hazard.
level from time to time and certainly
before any long journey to avoid the
A
risk of damaging your engine.
Reading the oil level
Exceeding the maximum
The oil level should be read with the ve-
– Remove the dipstick and wipe with a
engine oil level
hicle on level ground, after the engine
clean, lint-free cloth;
Under no circumstances
has been switched off for some time.
- push the dipstick in as far as it will go
should the maximum fill-
The dipstick must be used to read
(for vehicles equipped with a captype
ing level B be exceeded: this could
the exact oil level and make sure that
dipstick C, screw the cap in as far as
damage the engine and anti-pollu-
the maximum level has not been ex-
it will go);
tion system. If the level exceeds the
ceeded (risk of engine damage).
- take out the dipstick again;
maximum level, do not start your
The instrument panel display only
- read the level: it should never fall
vehicle and contact an authorised
alerts the driver when the oil level is at
below minimum mark A or exceed
dealer.
its minimum.
maximum mark B.
Once the operation has been com-
pleted, ensure that the dipstick is
pushed in as far as it will go or that
the “cap-type dipstick” is completely
Before carrying out any
screwed in.
action in the engine com-
partment, you must switch
off the ignition.
➥ 2.4 or
➥ 2.6.
4.4
ENGINE OIL LEVEL: topping up, filling, draining (1/3)
2
1
1
2
1
2
Topping up/filling
- Unscrew cap 1;
The vehicle must be parked on level
- top up the level (capacity between
ground and the engine should be cold
“mini” and “maxi” of the gauge 2 and
(for instance, before the engine is
between 0.9 to 2 litres according to
started up for the first time in the day).
the engine);
- wait for approximately 20 minutes to
Filling-up
allow the oil to flow into the engine;
Before carrying out any
engine oil
- check the level using the dipstick 2
action in the engine com-
(as described above).
Use a funnel or protect the
partment, you must switch
filling neck area to avoid engine
off the ignition.
➥ 2.4 or
Once the operation has been com-
oil escaping onto a hot part of the
➥ 2.6.
pleted, ensure that the dipstick is
engine compartment or a sensitive
pushed in as far as it will go or that the
part (e.g. electrical components).
cap-type dipstick is completely screwed
in.
Fire hazard.
Do not exceed the max level and
do not forget to refit cap 1 and dip-
stick 2.
4.5
ENGINE OIL LEVEL: topping up, filling, draining (2/3)
2
1
Oil change
Service interval: refer to the
Maintenance Service Booklet for your
vehicle.
Oil change capacity
Exceeding the maximum
engine oil level
Please refer to the maintenance doc-
ument for your vehicle, or contact an
Under no circumstances
authorised dealer. Always check the
should the maximum fill-
engine oil level using the dipstick, as
ing level be exceeded: this could
explained previously (it should never
damage the engine and the emis-
fall below the minimum level, or be over
sion control system.
the maximum level on the dipstick).
If the level exceeds the maximum
Engine oil change: if you
level, do not start your vehicle and
are changing the oil when
contact an authorised dealer.
Engine oil grade
the engine is hot, be careful
Refer to the Maintenance Service
not to scald yourself if the
Booklet for your vehicle.
oil overflows.
4.6
ENGINE OIL LEVEL: topping up, filling, draining (3/3)
Consult your approved dealer at
once if you notice an abnormal or
repeated drop in any of the fluid
levels.
When working in the engine
compartment, ensure that
the windscreen wiper stalk
is in the park position.
Risk of injury.
Please note when work-
ing close to the engine that
it may be hot. The engine
Filling and/or checking
cooling fan may also start
the oil level: when topping
up or checking the oil level,
at any moment. The
label
ensure that no oil leaks onto
in the engine compartment reminds
the engine components.
you of this.
Do not forget to properly close the
Risk of injury.
cap and refit the dipstick to prevent
any oil spatter on hot engine com-
ponents.
Fire hazard.
Never run the engine in an
enclosed space as exhaust
gases are poisonous.
4.7
LEVELS, FILTERS (1/3)
Frequency of checking coolant level
Replacement interval
Check the coolant level regularly
Refer to the Maintenance Document for
(very severe damage is likely to be
your vehicle.
caused to the engine if it runs out of
coolant).
If the level needs to be topped up, only
1
use products approved by our Technical
Department which ensure:
- protection against freezing;
When working in the engine
- an anti-corrosion protection for the
compartment, ensure that
cooling system.
the windscreen wiper stalk
is in the park position.
Risk of injury.
Coolant
With the engine switched off and on
level ground, the level when cold must
be between the “MINI” and “MAXI”
Consult your approved dealer at
marks on coolant reservoir 1.
once if you notice an abnormal or
Top this level up when cold before it
repeated drop in any of the fluid
reaches the MINI mark.
levels.
No operations should be
carried out on the cooling
Before carrying out any
circuit when the engine is
action in the engine com-
hot.
partment, you must switch
off the ignition.
➥ 2.4 or
Risk of burns.
➥ 2.6.
4.8
LEVELS, FILTERS (2/3)
Level 2
It is normal for the level to drop as the
brake shoes become worn, but it must
never drop lower than the “MINI" warn-
ing line.
If you wish to check the disc and drum
wear yourself, you should obtain the
document explaining the checking pro-
cedure from the manufacturer’s net-
work or web site.
2
Topping up
After any operation on the hydraulic cir-
cuit, a specialist must replace the brake
fluid.
Only use fluids approved by our
Brake fluid
Technical Department (and taken from
a sealed container).
This should be checked frequently,
and immediately if you notice even the
Replacement interval
slightest loss in braking efficiency.
Refer to the Maintenance Document for
The level should be read with the engine
your vehicle.
switched off and on level ground.
Please
note when work-
ing close to the engine that
it may be hot. The engine
cooling fan may also start
at any moment. The
label
in the engine compartment reminds
you of this.
Consult your approved dealer at
Risk of injury.
once if you notice an abnormal or
repeated drop in any of the fluid
levels.
4.9
LEVELS, FILTERS (3/3)
Liquid
Filters
Windscreen washer fluid. In winter, use
The replacement of filter components
anti-freeze product. Use products rec-
(air filter, cabin filter, diesel filter, etc.)
ommended by an authorised dealer.
is scheduled in the maintenance opera-
tions for your vehicle.
Note: do not use pure water (risk of
damage to the priming pump, limescale
Replacement intervals for filter el-
building up on the pump and the jets).
ements: refer to the Maintenance
Document for your vehicle.
Jets
3
To adjust the height of the windscreen
washer jets, please consult an author-
ised dealer.
When working in the engine
compartment, ensure that
the windscreen wiper stalk
Windscreen washer
is in the park position.
reservoir
Risk of injury.
Topping up
With the engine switched off, open the
cap 3. Fill until you can see the fluid,
then replace the cap.
Please note when work-
ing close to the engine that
Note: check the reservoir level regu-
it may be hot. The engine
larly and top up the liquid before taking
cooling fan may also start
a trip.
at any moment. The
label
Before carrying out any
in the engine compartment reminds
action in the engine com-
you of this.
partment, you must switch
Risk of injury.
off the ignition.
➥ 2.4 or
➥ 2.6.
4.10
TYRE PRESSURE (1/2)
Vehicle fitted with a tyre pressure
loss warning system
In the event of under-inflation (punc-
A
tures, under-inflation etc.), the
warning light appears on the instrument
B
panel. ➥ 2.38.
C
D E
C
D
E
A
F
Label A
B: dimension of the tyres fitted to the
vehicle.
Open the driver’s door to read it.
C: intended driving speed.
Tyre pressures should be checked
when the tyres are cold.
D: front tyre pressure.
If the tyre pressures cannot be checked
E: rear tyre pressure.
when the tyres are cold, increase the
F: tyre pressure for the emergency
pressures from 0.2 to 0.3 bar (or 3 PSI).
spare wheel.
Never deflate a hot tyre.
4.11
TYRE PRESSURE (2/2)
Tyre safety and chain fitting: for infor-
Vehicles used fully laden
mation on servicing conditions and, de-
(Maximum Permissible
pending on the vehicle version, the use
All-up Weight) and towing
of chains. ➥ 5.11.
a trailer
The maximum speed must be lim-
For your safety, please re-
ited to 62 mph (100 km/h) and the
spect the speed limit.
tyre pressure increased by 0.2 bar
When they need to be re-
(3 psi) ➥ 6.9.
placed, only tyres of the
Risk of tyre blowouts.
same make, size, type and profile
should be used on a single axle.
They must: either have a load ca-
pacity and speed rating at least
equal to those of the original
tyres, or conform to those recom-
mended by an authorised dealer.
Failure to heed these instructions
could endanger your safety and
affect your vehicle’s roadworthi-
ness.
Risk of loss of control of the ve-
hicle.
4.12
BATTERY (1/2)
Depending on the vehicle, a system
continuously checks the battery charge
status. If this decreases, the “Battery
Now In Standby Mode” message ap-
pears on the instrument panel followed
1
by “Battery Low Start Engine”. In this
case, start the engine and the message
on the instrument panel will disappear.
Note: the message “Battery Now In
Standby Mode” may be displayed after
5 to 30 minutes of vehicle use with the
engine stopped to warn the user that
power consuming functions (interior
lighting, radio, navigation, ventilation,
accessories power supply, etc.) may be
automatically cut off.
Battery 1 does not require any mainte-
Before
carrying
out
any
nance. You should not open it or add
The charge status of your battery can
action in the engine com-
any fluid.
decrease especially if you use your ve-
partment, you must switch
hicle:
off the ignition.
➥ 2.4
- for short journeys;
➥ 2.6.
Handle the battery with care
- for driving in town;
as it contains sulphuric acid
- when the temperature drops;
which must not come into
- after extended use of energy-con-
contact with the eyes or
suming devices (radio, etc.) with the
Please note when work-
skin. If it does, wash the affected
engine switched off.
ing close to the engine that
area with plenty of cold water. If
it may be hot. In addition,
necessary, consult a doctor.
the engine cooling fan may
Ensure that naked flames, red hot
start at any moment. The
objects and sparks do not come into
warning light in the engine compart-
contact with the battery as there is a
ment reminds you of this.
risk of explosion.
Risk of injury.
4.13
BATTERY (2/2)
A
2
3
4
For your own safety and for
The battery is a specific
the proper operation of the
type, please ensure it is
vehicle's electrical equip-
replaced with the same
ment
(lights, windscreen
type. Consult an approved
wipers, ABS, etc.), any intervention
dealer.
on the battery (removal, disconnec-
tion, etc.) must categorically be per-
formed by a specialist professional.
Risk of serious burns or electric
shocks.
You must respect the replacement
intervals (without exceeding them)
as stated in the maintenance doc-
7
6
5
ument.
Label A
The battery is a specific type.
Please ensure it is replaced with the
Observe the indications on the battery:
same type.
- 2 naked flames and smoking are for-
Call an approved Dealer.
bidden;
- 3 eye protection required;
- 4 keep away from children;
- 5 explosive materials;
- 6 refer to the handbook;
- 7 corrosive materials.
4.14
BODYWORK MAINTENANCE (1/3)
A well-maintained vehicle will last
You should
Respect local regulations about wash-
longer. It is therefore recommended to
ing vehicles (e.g. do not wash your ve-
Wash your car frequently, with the
maintain the exterior of the vehicle reg-
hicle on a public highway).
engine off, with cleaning products rec-
ularly.
ommended by the manufacturer (never
Observe the vehicle stopping distances
Your vehicle has been treated with very
use abrasive products). Rinse thor-
when driving on gravelled surfaces to
effective anti-corrosion products. It is
oughly beforehand with a jet:
prevent paint damage.
nevertheless subject to various outside
-
spots of tree resin and industrial
Repair, or have repaired quickly, areas
influences.
grime;
where the paint has been damaged, to
-
mud in the wheel arches and under-
prevent corrosion spreading.
Corrosive agents in the atmosphere
neath the body which forms damp
– Atmospheric pollution
(in built-up
Remember to visit the body shop pe-
patches;
and industrial areas);
riodically in order to maintain your an-
-
bird droppings, which cause a
– saline atmospheres (near the sea,
ti-corrosion warranty. Refer to the
chemical reaction with the paint that
particularly in hot weather);
Maintenance Document.
rapidly discolours paintwork and
– seasonal and damp weather condi-
may even cause the paint to peel
If it is necessary to clean mechani-
tions (e.g. road salt in winter, water
off;
cal components, hinges, etc., spray
from road cleaners, etc.).
wash the vehicle immediately to
them with products approved by our
remove these marks since it is im-
Technical Department to protect them
Minor impacts
possible to remove them by polish-
after they have been cleaned.
ing;
Abrasive action
-
salt, particularly in the wheel arches
Dust and sand in the air, mud, road grit
and underneath the body after driv-
thrown up by other vehicles, etc.
ing in areas where the roads have
You should take a number of minor pre-
been gritted.
cautions in order to safeguard your ve-
Remove any plant matter (resin, leaves,
hicle against such risks.
etc.) from the vehicle regularly.
We have selected special products
to care for your vehicle and you can
obtain these from the manufactur-
er’s accessory outlets.
4.15
BODYWORK MAINTENANCE (2/3)
What you should not do
Wash the vehicle in bright sunlight or
freezing temperatures.
Degrease or clean using
high-pressure cleaning
Do not scrape off mud or dirt without
equipment or by spray-
pre-wetting.
ing on products not ap-
Allow dirt to accumulate on the exterior.
proved by our Technical
Department:
Allow rust to form following minor im-
-
mechanical components
(e.g.:
pacts.
engine compartment);
Do not use solvents not approved by
-
the wheels
(e.g. braking system
our Technical Department to remove
components such as brake calli-
stains as this could damage the paint-
pers);
work.
-
underbody;
Do not drive in snow or muddy condi-
-
parts with hinges (e.g.: inside the
tions without washing the vehicle, par-
doors);
ticularly under the wheel arches and
-
painted plastic external fittings (e.g.:
body.
bumpers).
Doing this could give rise to corrosion
or operational faults.
4.16
BODYWORK MAINTENANCE (3/3)
Vehicles with a matte paint
Using a roller type car wash
Cleaning the headlights,
finish
Return the wiper stalk to the park po-
sensors and cameras
This type of paint requires certain pre-
sition. ➥ 1.107. Check the mounting of
Use a soft cloth or cotton wool. If this
cautions.
external accessories, additional lights
does not clean them properly, moisten
and rear view mirrors, and ensure that
the cloth with soapy water, then wipe
You should do the following
the wiper blades are secured with ad-
clean with a soft damp cloth or cotton
hesive tape.
wool.
Wash the vehicle by hand using plenty
Finally, carefully dry off with a soft dry
of water, using a soft cloth or a gentle
Remove the radio aerial mast if your
cloth.
sponge.
vehicle is fitted with this equipment.
Remember to remove the tape and refit
Do not use cleaning products con-
Do not do the following
the antenna after washing.
taining alcohol or utensils (e.g.: a
Use wax-based products (polishing).
scraper).
Rub too hard.
Wash the vehicle in a roller-type car
wash.
Attach stickers to the paintwork (risk of
leaving marks).
Wash the vehicle
using a high-pressure
cleaning device.
4.17
INTERIOR TRIM MAINTENANCE (1/2)
A well-maintained vehicle will last
Glass instrument panel
Textiles (seats, door trim, etc)
longer. It is therefore recommended to
(e.g. instrument panel, clock, exterior
Vacuum-clean the textiles regularly.
maintain the interior of the vehicle regu-
temperature display etc.)
larly.
Use a soft cloth (or cotton wool).
Liquid stain
A stain should always be dealt with
If this does not clean them properly,
Use soapy water.
swiftly.
use a soft cloth (or cotton wool) slightly
Dab lightly (never rub) with a soft cloth,
moistened with soapy water and then
Whatever type of stain is on the trim,
rinse and remove the excess.
wipe clean with another soft damp cloth
use cold (or warm) soapy water with
or cotton wool.
natural soap.
Solid or pasty stain
Finally, carefully dry off with a soft dry
Detergents (washing-up liquid, pow-
cloth.
Carefully remove the excess solid or
dered products, alcohol-based prod-
pasty material immediately with a
ucts) should not be used.
Do not use products containing alco-
spatula (working from the edges to the
hol and/or spray fluids on the area.
Use a soft cloth.
centre to avoid spreading the stain).
Clean as for a liquid stain.
Rinse and soak up the excess.
Seat belts
Special instructions for sweets or
These must be kept clean.
chewing gum
Multimedia screen
Use products selected by our Technical
Maintenance of the screen may depend
Department
(approved outlets) or
Put an ice cube on the stain to solidify
on the type of multimedia equipment.
warm, soapy water and a sponge and
it, then proceed as for a solid stain.
Please refer to the multimedia instruc-
wipe with a dry cloth.
tions for further information.
Detergents or dyes must not be used
under any circumstances.
For further recommendations for
maintaining the interior, and/or for
any unsatisfactory results, please
see an authorised dealer.
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