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Citroen C3: Practical information / Free-wheeling

In certain situations, you must allow the vehicle to free-wheel (while being towed, on a rolling road, in an automatic car wash, or being transported by rail or sea freight, etc.). The procedure varies according to the type of gearbox and parking brake.

With automatic gearbox and manual parking brake

Citroen C3. Free-wheeling

Release procedure

  • With the vehicle stationary and the engine running, select mode N and switch off the ignition.

Within 5 seconds:

  • Switch on the ignition again.
  • While depressing the brake pedal, move the push selector forwards or backwards to confirm mode N.
  • Switch off the ignition.

If the 5-second time limit is exceeded, the gearbox engages mode P; it is then necessary to restart the procedure.

Reverting to normal operation

  • Press button P on the selector.

Citroen C3. Free-wheeling Keyless Entry and Starting

You must not depress the brake pedal while switching the ignition on or off. If you do, the engine will start, requiring you to restart the procedure.

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