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Citroen C3: Driving / Hill start assist

This system keeps your vehicle briefly stationary (for approximately 2 seconds) when making a hill start, while you transfer your foot from the brake pedal to the accelerator pedal.

This system is only active when:

  • The vehicle is completely stationary, with your foot on the brake pedal.
  • Certain slope conditions are met.
  • The driver’s door is closed.

Citroen C3. Hill start assist Do not leave the vehicle while it is being held temporarily by hill start assist.

If someone needs to get out of the vehicle with the engine running, apply the parking brake manually. Then check that the parking brake indicator lamp is on fixed in the instrument panel.

Citroen C3. Hill start assist The hill start assist function cannot be deactivated. However, use of the parking brake to immobilise the vehicle interrupts its operation.

Operation

Citroen C3. Hill start assist

Facing uphill, with the vehicle stationary, the vehicle is held for a short time when you release the brake pedal:

  • provided you are in first gear or neutral with a manual gearbox.
  • provided you are in mode D or M with an automatic gearbox.

Citroen C3. Hill start assist

Facing downhill, with the vehicle stationary and reverse gear engaged, the vehicle is held for a short time when you release the brake pedal.

Malfunction

Citroen C3. Hill start assist These warning lamps come on in the event of a malfunction, accompanied by an onscreen message. Contact a CITROËN dealer or a qualified workshop to have the system checked.

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