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Citroen C3: Automatic gearbox / Malfunction

Citroen C3. Malfunction In the event of a malfunction, this warning lamp comes on and a message is displayed, when the ignition is switched on. In this case, the gearbox goes into back-up mode and is locked in 3rd gear. It is possible to feel a significant jolt (without risk for the gearbox) while changing from P to R and from N to R.

Do not exceed 62 mph (100 km/h), local speed restrictions permitting.

Have it checked by a CITROËN dealer or a qualified workshop.

Citroen C3. Malfunction There is a risk of damaging the gearbox:

  • If the accelerator and brake pedals are pressed simultaneously.
  • In the event of a battery failure, forcing the selector from position P to another position.

Citroen C3. Malfunction With an automatic gearbox, never try to start the engine by pushing the vehicle.

    Switching the vehicle off

    Before switching off the engine, it is possible to engage position P or N to place the gearbox in neutral. In both cases, apply the parking brake to immobilise the vehicle, unless it is programmed to automatic mode...

    Gear efficiency indicator

    (Depending on engine.) This system helps reduce fuel consumption by recommending the most appropriate gear. Operation Depending on the driving situation and the vehicle's equipment, the system may advise to skip one or more gears...

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