Checking levels

If a level drops significantly, have the corresponding system checked by a PEUGEOT dealer or a qualified workshop.

Check all of these levels regularly, in line with the servicing booklet and the requirements of the warranty. Top them up if necessary, unless otherwise indicated.

may be extremely hot (risk of burns) and the cooling fan could start at any time 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).

Oil level

The check is carried out either when the ignition is switched on using the oil

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

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

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).

the oil level indicator in the instrument panel is not valid during the 30 minutes After topping up the oil, the check when switching on the ignition with the oil level indicator in the instrument panel is not valid during the 30 minutes after topping up.

Engine oil change

Refer to the servicing booklet for details of the interval for this operation.

In order to maintain the reliability of the engine and emission control system, the use of additives in the engine oil is prohibited.

Oil specification

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

Brake fluid level

The brake fl uid level should be close to the "MAX" mark. If it is not, check

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

Changing the fl uid

Refer to the servicing booklet for details of the interval for this operation.

Fluid specification

The brake fl uid must conform to the manufacturer's recommendations and meet the DOT3 or DOT4 standard.

Power steering fluid level

The power steering fl uid level should be close to the "MAX" mark. With the engine

The power steering fl uid level should be close to the "MAX" mark. With the engine cold, unscrew the cap to check the level.

Coolant level

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

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

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 become caught by the fan blades.

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 changed.

Fluid specification

The coolant must conform to the manufacturer's recommendations.

Screenwash and headlamp wash fluid

In the case of vehicles fitted with headlamp washers, the low fl uid level is

In the case of vehicles fitted with headlamp washers, the low fl uid level is indicated by an audible signal and a message in the instrument panel screen.

Top up the reservoir when you next stop the vehicle.

Fluid specification

For optimum cleaning and to avoid freezing, this fl uid must not be topped up with or replaced with plain water.

Diesel additive level (Diesel engine with particle emission filter)

A low additive level is indicated by illumination of the service warning lamp,

A low additive level is indicated by illumination of the service warning lamp, accompanied by an audible warning and a message in the instrument panel screen.

Topping up

This additive must be topped up by a PEUGEOT dealer or a qualified workshop without delay.

Used products

Most of these fl uids are harmful to health or indeed very corrosive. Avoid prolonged contact of used oil or fl uids with the skin.
Most of these fl uids are harmful to health or indeed very corrosive.

Do not discard used oil or fl uids into sewers or onto the ground.

Do not discard used oil or fl uids into sewers or onto the ground.

Take used oil to a PEUGEOT dealer or a qualified workshop (France) or to an authorised waste disposal site.

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