Operation

Going into engine STOP mode

comes on in the instrument panel and the engine goes into standby: The "ECO" warning lamp comes on in the instrument panel and the engine goes into standby:

- with a manual gearbox , at speeds below 12 mph (20 km/h), when you put the gear lever into neutral, and you release the clutch pedal.
- with a 5-speed electronic gearbox , at speeds below 5 mph (8 km/h), when you press the brake pedal or put the gear lever in position N .

the sum of the periods in STOP mode during a journey. It rests itself to zero every A time counter calculates the sum of the periods in STOP mode during a journey. It rests itself to zero every time the ignition is switched on with the key.

For your comfort, during parking manoeuvres, STOP mode is not available for a few seconds after coming out of reverse gear. STOP mode does not affect the functionality of the vehicle, such as for example, braking, power steering...

Never refuel with the engine in STOP mode; you must switch off the ignition with the key.

Special cases: STOP mode not available

STOP mode is not invoked when:

- the driver's door is open,
- the driver's seat belt is not fastened,
- the vehicle has not exceeded 6 mph (10 km/h) since the last engine start using the key,
- the engine is needed to maintain a comfortable temperature in the passenger compartment,
- demisting is active,
- some special conditions (battery charge, engine temperature, braking assistance, ambient temperature...) where the engine is needed to assure control of a system.

flashes for a few seconds then goes off. The "ECO" warning lamp flashes for a few seconds then goes off.

This operation is perfectly normal.

Going into engine START mode

The "ECO" warning lamp goes off and the engine starts:

The "ECO" warning lamp goes off and the engine starts:

- with a manual gearbox , when you depress the clutch pedal,
- with an electronic gearbox :

● gear lever in position A or M , when you release the brake pedal,
● or gear lever in position N and the brake pedal released, when you move the gear lever to position A or M ,
● or when you engage reverse gear.

Special cases: START invoked automatically

For reasons of safety and for your comfort, START mode is invoked automatically when:

- you open the driver's door,
- you unfasten the driver's seat belt,
- the speed of the vehicle exceeds 7 mph (11 km/h) with an electronic gearbox,
- some special conditions (battery charge, engine temperature, braking assistance, ambient temperature...) where the engine is needed for control of a system.

The "ECO" warning lamp flashes for a few seconds, then goes off.

The "ECO" warning lamp flashes for a few seconds, then goes off.

This operation is perfectly normal.

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