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BONNET (1/2)
2
1
3
When working in the engine
To open, pull handle 1, located on the
Unlocking the bonnet catch
compartment, ensure that
left-hand side of the dashboard.
the windscreen wiper stalk
To unlock, push tab 3 at the same time
is in the park position.
as opening the bonnet.
Risk of injury.
Opening the bonnet
Lift the bonnet, guiding it up, and it
will rest in position with the help of two
Please note when work-
struts 2.
ing close to the engine that
it may be hot. In addition,
the engine cooling fan may
come on at any moment. The
Before carrying out any
label in the engine compartment re-
action in the engine com-
minds you of this.
Do not press down on the
partment, you must switch
bonnet: there is a risk that
Risk of injury.
off the ignition.
➥ 2.4
the bonnet may accidentally
➥ 2.5.
close.
4.2
BONNET (2/2)
Closing the bonnet
Check that nothing has been left in the
engine compartment.
To close the bonnet again, hold the
bonnet in the middle and guide it down,
allowing a 30 cm gap before it is closed,
then release it. It will latch automatically
under its own weight.
After any procedure in the
engine compartment, make
sure that you do not forget
anything (cloth, tools, etc.).
These may damage the engine or
cause a fire.
Ensure that the bonnet is
In the event of even a slight
properly locked.
impact involving the radia-
tor grille or bonnet, have the
Check that nothing is pre-
bonnet lock checked by an
venting the catch from lock-
authorised dealer as soon as pos-
ing (gravel, cloth, etc.).
sible.
4.3
ENGINE OIL LEVEL: general information
It is normal for an engine to use oil for
B
lubrication and cooling of moving parts
and it is normal to top up the level be-
Before carrying out any
A
tween oil changes.
action in the engine com-
partment, you must switch
However, contact your approved
off the ignition.
➥ 2.4
Dealer if more than 0.5 litres is being
C
➥ 2.5.
consumed every 600 miles (1,000 km)
after the running in period.
Oil change frequency: check the oil
B
Adding engine oil
level from time to time and certainly
Use a funnel or protect the
before any long journey to avoid the
A
filling neck area to avoid
risk of damaging your engine.
engine oil escaping onto a
hot part of the engine compartment
Reading the oil level
or a sensitive part (e.g. electrical
components). Fire hazard.
The oil level should be read with the ve-
-
remove the dipstick and wipe with a
hicle on level ground, after the engine
clean, lint-free cloth;
has been switched off for some time.
-
push the dipstick in as far as it will
go (for vehicles equipped with a cap-
The dipstick must be used to read
type dipstick C, screw the cap in as
the exact oil level and make sure
far as it will go);
that the maximum level has not been
-
take out the dipstick again;
exceeded (risk of engine damage).
Exceeding the maximum
read the level: it should never fall
Refer to the following pages.
engine oil level
below minimum mark A or exceed
Under no circumstances
The instrument panel display only
maximum mark B.
should maximum filling
alerts the driver when the oil level is at
Once the operation has been com-
level B be exceeded: this could
its minimum.
pleted, ensure that the dipstick is
damage the engine and the anti-pol-
pushed in as far as it will go or that
lution system. If the level exceeds
the “cap-type dipstick” is completely
the maximum level, do not start
screwed in.
your vehicle and contact an autho-
rised dealer.
4.4
ENGINE OIL LEVEL: topping up, filling, draining (1/3)
1
1
1
2
2
2
Topping up/Filling
- Unscrew cap 1;
Do not exceed the “maxi" level and
The vehicle must be parked on level
- top up the level (as a guide, the ca-
do not forget to refit the cap 1 and
ground and the engine should be cold
pacity between the “mini" and the
the dipstick 2.
(for instance, before the engine is
"maxi" reading on the dipstick 2
started up for the first time in the day).
is between 0.33 and 0.44 gallons
(1.5 and 2 litres) depending on the
engine);
Adding engine oil
- wait for approximately 20 minutes to
Use a funnel or protect the
allow the oil to flow into the engine;
filling neck area to avoid
engine oil escaping onto a
- check the level using the dipstick 2
hot part of the engine compartment
(as described above).
or a sensitive part (e.g. electrical
Once the operation has been com-
components).
Before carrying out any
pleted, ensure that the dipstick is
Fire hazard.
action in the engine com-
pushed in as far as it will go or that
partment, you must switch
the “cap-type dipstick” is completely
off the ignition.
➥ 2.4
screwed in.
➥ 2.5.
4.5
ENGINE OIL LEVEL: topping up, filling, draining (2/3)
2
1
1
2
Topping up/Filling
- Unscrew cap 1;
Do not exceed the “maxi" level and
The vehicle must be parked on level
- top up the level (as a guide, the ca-
do not forget to refit the cap 1 and
ground and the engine should be cold
pacity between the “mini" and the
the dipstick 2.
(for instance, before the engine is
"maxi" reading on the dipstick 2
started up for the first time in the day).
is between 0.33 and 0.44 gallons
(1.5 and 2 litres) depending on the
engine);
Adding engine oil
- wait for approximately 20 minutes to
Use a funnel or protect the
allow the oil to flow into the engine;
filling neck area to avoid
engine oil escaping onto a
- check the level using the dipstick 2
hot part of the engine compartment
(as described above).
or a sensitive part (e.g. electrical
Once the operation has been com-
components).
Before carrying out any
pleted, ensure that the dipstick is
Fire hazard.
action in the engine com-
pushed in as far as it will go or that
partment, you must switch
the “cap-type dipstick” is completely
off the ignition.
➥ 2.4
screwed in.
➥ 2.5.
4.6
ENGINE OIL LEVEL: topping up, filling, draining (3/3)
Oil change
Engine oil grade
Service interval: refer to the
Refer to the Maintenance Service
Maintenance Service Booklet for your
Booklet for your vehicle.
vehicle.
Filling and/or checking
the oil level: when topping
Oil change capacity
up or checking the oil level,
ensure that no oil leaks onto
Please refer to the maintenance docu-
the engine components.
ment for your vehicle, or contact an au-
Consult your approved Dealer at
thorised dealer.
once if you notice an abnormal or
Do not forget to properly close the
Always check the engine oil level using
repeated drop in any of the fluid
cap and refit the dipstick to prevent
the dipstick, as explained previously (it
levels.
any oil spatter on hot engine com-
should never fall below the minimum
ponents.
level, or be over the maximum level on
Fire hazard.
the dipstick).
When working in the engine
compartment, ensure that
the windscreen wiper stalk
is in the park position.
Risk of injury.
Exceeding the maximum
engine oil level
Never run the engine in an
enclosed space as exhaust
Under no circumstances
Please note when work-
gases are poisonous.
should the maximum fill-
ing close to the engine that
ing level be exceeded: this could
it may be hot. The engine
damage the engine and the emis-
cooling fan may also start
sion control system.
If the level exceeds the maximum
at any moment. The
warning
level, do not start your vehicle and
light in the engine compartment re-
Engine oil change: if you
contact an authorised dealer.
minds you of this.
are changing the oil when
the engine is hot, be careful
Risk of injury.
not to scald yourself if the
oil overflows.
4.7
LEVELS, FILTERS (1/3)
Checking intervals
Replacement intervals
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
1
coolant).
If the level needs to be topped up, only
use products approved by our Technical
Department which ensure:
- protection against freezing;
- anticorrosion protection of the cool-
ing system.
Please note when work-
Coolant level
ing close to the engine that
With the engine switched off and on
it may be hot. The engine
level ground, the level when cold must
cooling fan may also start
be between the “MINI" and "MAXI"
at any moment. The
warning
marks on coolant reservoir 1.
If there is an abnormal or repeated
light in the engine compartment re-
Top this level up when cold before it
drop in the fluid level, please consult
minds you of this.
reaches the MIN mark.
an authorised dealer.
Risk of injury.
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
Risk of burns.
off the ignition.
➥ 2.4
➥ 2.5.
4.8
LEVELS, FILTERS (2/3)
Level 2
Topping up
It is normal for the level to drop as
After any operation on the hydraulic cir-
the linings become worn, but it should
cuit, a specialist must replace the fluid.
never drop below the “MINI” warning
Only use fluids approved by our
line.
Technical Department (and taken from
2
If you wish to check the disc and drum
a sealed container).
wear yourself, you should obtain the
document explaining the checking pro-
Replacement intervals
cedure from our network or from the
Refer to the Maintenance Document for
manufacturer’s website.
your vehicle.
Brake fluid level
This should be checked frequently, and
If there is an abnormal or repeated
any time you notice even the slightest
drop in the fluid level, consult an ap-
loss in braking efficiency.
proved dealer.
The level should be read with the engine
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
warning
light in the engine compartment re-
Before carrying out any
minds you of this.
action in the engine com-
partment, you must switch
Risk of injury.
off the ignition.
➥ 2.4
➥ 2.5.
4.9
LEVELS, FILTERS (3/3)
Liquid
Filters
Windscreen washer fluid. In winter, use
The replacement of filter elements (air
anti-freeze product. Use products rec-
filter, passenger compartment filter,
ommended by an authorised dealer.
diesel filter, etc.) is scheduled in the
maintenance operations for your vehi-
Note: do not use pure water (risk of
cle.
damage to the priming pump, limescale
building up on the pump and the jets).
Replacement intervals for filter el-
3
ements: refer to the Maintenance
Jets
Document for your vehicle.
To adjust the windscreen washer jets,
please consult an authorised dealer.
Windscreen washer
reservoir
Topping up
With the engine switched off, open
cap 3, fill until you can see the fluid,
then refit the cap.
Note: Regularly check the reservoir
level by topping up the liquid before
taking a trip.
4.10
BATTERY (1/2)
The charge status of your battery can
decrease especially if you use your ve-
hicle:
- for short journeys;
- for driving in town;
1
– when the temperature drops;
- after extended use of energy-con-
suming devices (radio, etc.) with the
engine switched off.
Battery 1 does not require any mainte-
Before carrying out any
nance. You should not open it or add
action in the engine com-
any fluid.
partment, you must switch
Depending on the vehicle, a system
off the ignition.
➥ 2.4
continuously checks the battery charge
➥ 2.5.
status. If this decreases, the message
“Battery low start engine” is displayed
on the instrument panel. In this case,
Please note when work-
start the engine. The message will go
ing close to the engine that
off.
it may be hot. In addition,
the engine cooling fan may
start at any moment. The
warning light in the engine compart-
ment reminds you of this.
Risk of injury.
4.11
BATTERY (2/2)
Replacing the battery
A
2
3
4
For your own safety and for
the proper operation of the
vehicle’s electrical equip-
ment
(lights, windscreen
wipers, ABS, etc.), any intervention
on the battery (removal, disconnec-
tion, etc.) must categorically be per-
formed by a specialist professional.
Risk of serious burns or electric
7
6
5
shocks.
You must respect the replacement
intervals (without exceeding them)
Label A
as stated in the maintenance docu-
ment.
Observe the indications on the battery:
The battery is a specific type:
- 2 Naked flames and smoking are for-
ensure that it is replaced by the
bidden;
same type.
- 3 eye protection required;
Call an approved Dealer.
- 4 keep away from children;
- 5 explosive materials;
- 6 refer to the handbook;
- 7 corrosive materials.
4.12
TYRE PRESSURE (1/2)
Vehicle fitted with a tyre pressure
monitoring system
In the event of under-inflation (punc-
A
tures, under-inflation etc.), the
warning light appears on the instrument
B
panel. ➥ 2.32.
C
E F
C
E
F
A
D
E F
G
Label A
B: dimension of the tyres fitted to the
vehicle.
Open the door to read it.
Tyre pressures should be checked
C: intended driving speed.
when the tyres are cold.
D : recommended pressure for optimis-
If the tyre pressures cannot be checked
ing fuel consumption.
when the tyres are cold, increase the
NB: driving comfort may be altered.
Vehicle used fully laden
pressures from 0.2 to 0.3 bar (or 3 PSI).
(Maximum Permissible
E: front tyre pressure.
Never deflate a hot tyre.
All-up Weight) and
F: rear tyre pressure.
towing a trailer
G: tyre pressure for the emergency
The maximum speed must be lim-
spare wheel.
ited to 62 mph (100 km/h) and the
tyre pressure increased by 0.2 bar
(3 psi) ➥ 6.12.
Risk of tyre blowouts.
4.13
TYRE PRESSURES (2/2)
Tyre safety and use of snow chains:
➥ 5.13 to learn the maintenance con-
ditions and the conditions for fitting
chains to different versions of the ve-
hicle.
For your safety, please re-
spect the speed limit.
When they need to be re-
placed, only tyres of the
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.
4.14
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 (built-up and
Remember to visit the body shop pe-
patches;
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-
tions without washing the vehicle, par-
-
parts with hinges (e.g.: inside the
ticularly under the wheel arches and
doors);
body.
-
painted plastic external fittings (e.g.:
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. ➥ 1.108. Check the mounting of
Use a soft cloth or cotton wool.
cautions.
external accessories, additional lights
If this does not clean them properly,
and rear view mirrors, and ensure that
moisten the cloth with soapy water,
You should do the following
the wiper blades are secured with ad-
then wipe clean with a soft damp cloth
hesive tape.
or cotton 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 wipe up excess water.
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.
4.18
INTERIOR TRIM MAINTENANCE (2/2)
Removal/replacing removable
You should not:
equipment originally fitted in
Position objects such as deodorants,
the vehicle
scents etc. near air vents as this could
damage your dashboard trim.
If you need to remove equipment in
order to clean the passenger com-
partment (for example, mats), always
ensure that they are correctly refitted
and are the right way around (the driv-
er’s mat should be fitted on the driver’s
Using high-pressure
side, etc.) and fit them with the compo-
cleaning equipment or
nents supplied with the equipment (for
sprays inside the pas-
example, the driver mat should always
senger compartment:
be fixed using the pre-fitted mounting
components).
without careful use, this equipment
With the vehicle stationary, always
could impair the correct functioning
ensure that nothing will impede driving
of the electrical or electronic compo-
(anything obstructing the pedals, heel
nents in the vehicle, or have other
wedged by the mat etc.).
detrimental effects.
4.19
Section 5: Practical advice
Puncture, Emergency spare wheel
5.2
Tyre inflation kit
5.5
Tools
5.8
Wheel trim
5.10
Changing a wheel
5.11
Tyres (tyre and wheel safety, use in winter)
5.13
Headlights (changing bulbs)
5.16
Rear lights and side lights (replacing bulbs)
5.18
Interior lighting: changing bulbs
5.25
Fuses
5.28
Battery
5.30
Card: battery
5.32
Radio frequency remote control: batteries
5.34
Accessories
5.36
Wipers (replacing blades)
5.37
Towing: breakdown
5.39
Operating faults
5.41
5.1
PUNCTURE, EMERGENCY SPARE WHEEL (1/3)
In case of puncture
Depending on the vehicle, a tyre infla-
tion kit or emergency spare wheel is
provided (refer to the following pages).
Special note
The tyre pressure monitor function
does not check the emergency spare
wheel (the wheel replaced by the emer-
gency spare wheel disappears from the
instrument panel display) ➥ 2.32.
If the emergency spare wheel has been stored for several years, have it
checked by your Dealer to ensure that it is safe to use.
Vehicles fitted with an emergency spare wheel smaller than the
four other wheels:
- Never fit more than one emergency spare wheel to the same vehicle.
- As the punctured wheel is wider than the emergency spare wheel, the vehicle’s
ground clearance is reduced.
- Replace the emergency spare wheel as soon as possible with a wheel with the
If the vehicle is parked on
same dimensions as the original.
the hard shoulder, you must
- When this is fitted to the vehicle, which must only be a temporary measure, the
warn other road users of
driving speed must not exceed the speed indicated on the label on the wheel.
your vehicle’s presence
- Fitting an emergency spare wheel may alter the way the vehicle usually runs.
with a warning triangle or with other
Avoid sudden acceleration or deceleration and reduce your speed when cor-
devices as per the legislation apply-
nering.
ing to the country you are in.
- If you need to use snow chains, fit the emergency spare wheel to the rear axle
and check the tyre pressure.
5.2
PUNCTURE, EMERGENCY SPARE WHEEL (2/3)
6
3
4
5
1
2
7
Emergency spare wheel 3
Vehicle not fitted with a
Vehicle fitted with a
subwoofer
subwoofer
This is located in the luggage compart-
ment.
To access it:
To access it:
- open the boot;
- open the boot;
- lift the luggage compartment
- lift the luggage compartment
carpet 1 using tab 2 (or the handle,
carpet 1 using tab 2 (or the handle,
Remove the subwoofer 7, refit it and
depending on the vehicle);
depending on the vehicle);
reconnect it in the same position
- unscrew the central mounting 6 loca-
- unscrew the central mounting 6 loca-
again. Handle it carefully. If not, this
ted under the jack 4;
ted under the jack 4;
could impair the correct functioning
of the subwoofer.
- remove the tool kit 5;
- remove the tool kit 5;
– remove the emergency spare wheel.
- disconnect the power cable of the
subwoofer 7;
- remove the subwoofer;
It is not recommended to replace and reconnect the subwoofer if a tyre is punc-
– remove the emergency spare wheel.
tured: this may cause damage to the subwoofer.
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