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Citroen C3: Indicators / AdBlue® range indicators (BlueHDi)

Citroen C3 2016-2023 Owners Manual / Instruments / Indicators / AdBlue® range indicators (BlueHDi)

The Diesel BlueHDi engines are equipped with a system that associates the SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) emissions control system and the Diesel particle filter (DPF) for the treatment of exhaust gases. They cannot function without AdBlue® fluid.

When the level of AdBlue® falls below the reserve level (between 1,500 and 0 miles (2,400 and 0 km)), a warning lamp lights up when the ignition is switched on and an estimate of the distance that can be travelled before engine starting is prevented is displayed in the instrument panel.

Citroen C3. AdBlue® range indicators (BlueHDi) The engine starting prevention system required by regulations is activated automatically once the AdBlue® tank is empty. It is then no longer possible to start the engine until the minimum level of AdBlue® has been topped up.

Manual display of the range

While the driving range is greater than 1,500 miles (2,400 km), it is not displayed automatically.

Citroen C3. AdBlue® range indicators (BlueHDi)

  • Press this button to temporarily display the driving range.

Actions required related to a lack of AdBlue®

The following warning lamps light up when the quantity of AdBlue® is lower than the reserve level corresponding to a range of 1,500 miles (2,400 km).

Together with the warning lamps, messages regularly remind you of the need to top up to avoid engine starting being prevented. Refer to the Warning and indicator lamps section for details of the messages displayed.

Citroen C3. AdBlue® range indicators (BlueHDi) For more information on AdBlue® (BlueHDi engines), and in particular on topping up, refer to the corresponding section.

With 1.6 BlueHDi (Euro 6.1)

Citroen C3. AdBlue® range indicators (BlueHDi)

Citroen C3. AdBlue® range indicators (BlueHDi)

With 1.5 BlueHDi (Euro 6.2 / 6.3) engines

Citroen C3. AdBlue® range indicators (BlueHDi)

Citroen C3. AdBlue® range indicators (BlueHDi)

Malfunction of the SCR emissions control system

Malfunction detection

Citroen C3. AdBlue® range indicators (BlueHDi)

The alert is triggered while driving, when the fault is detected for the first time, and thereafter  when switching on the ignition for subsequent journeys, while the cause of the fault persists.

Citroen C3. AdBlue® range indicators (BlueHDi) If the fault is temporary, the alert disappears during the next journey, after self-diagnostic checks of the SCR emissions control system.

Malfunction confirmed during the permitted driving phase (between 685 miles and 0 miles (1,100 km and 0 km))

If the fault indication is still displayed permanently after 31 miles (50 km) of driving, the fault in the SCR system is confirmed. The AdBlue warning lamp flashes, and an "Emissions fault: Starting prevented in X miles" or "NO START IN X miles" message is displayed, indicating the driving range in miles or kilometres.

While driving, the message is displayed every 30 seconds. The alert is repeated when switching on the ignition.

You can continue driving for up to 685 miles (1,100 km) before the engine immobiliser system is triggered.

Citroen C3. AdBlue® range indicators (BlueHDi) Have the system checked by a CITROËN dealer or a qualified workshop as soon as possible.

Starting prevented

Whenever the ignition is switched on, the "Emissions fault: Starting prevented" or "NO START IN" message is displayed.

Citroen C3. AdBlue® range indicators (BlueHDi) To be able to restart the engine, contact a CITROËN dealer or a qualified workshop.

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