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Citroen C3: Warning and indicator lamps / Orange warning/indicator lamps

Engine self-diagnostics system

Citroen C3. Orange warning/indicator lamps Flashing.

The engine management system has a fault.

There is a risk that the catalytic converter will be destroyed.

You must carry out (2).

Citroen C3. Orange warning/indicator lamps Fixed.

The emissions control system has a fault. The warning lamp should go off when the engine is started.

Carry out (3) without delay.

Engine self-diagnostics system(Petrol or Diesel)

Citroen C3. Orange warning/indicator lamps Fixed.

A minor engine fault has been detected.

Carry out (3).

Collision Risk Alert/Active Safety Brake

Citroen C3. Orange warning/indicator lamps Flashing.

The system activates and brakes the vehicle momentarily so as to reduce the speed of collision with the vehicle ahead.

Citroen C3. Orange warning/indicator lamps Fixed, accompanied by a message and an audible signal.

The system has a fault.

Carry out (3).

Collision Risk Alert / Active Safety Brake

Citroen C3. Orange warning/indicator lamps Fixed, accompanied by the display of a message.

The system has been deactivated via the vehicle configuration menu.

Anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Citroen C3. Orange warning/indicator lamps Fixed.

The anti-lock braking system has a fault. The vehicle retains conventional braking.

Drive carefully at moderate speed, then carry out (3).

Under-inflation

Citroen C3. Orange warning/indicator lamps Fixed, accompanied by an audible signal and a message.

The pressure in one or more tyres is too low. Check the pressure of the tyres as soon as possible.

Reinitialise the detection system after adjusting the pressure.

Citroen C3. Orange warning/indicator lamps Under-inflation warning lamp flashing then fixed and Service warning lamp fixed.

The tyre pressure monitoring system is faulty. Under-inflation detection is no longer monitored. Check the tyre pressures as soon as possible and carry out (3).

Dynamic stability control (DSC)/Anti-slip regulation (ASR)

Citroen C3. Orange warning/indicator lamps Flashing.

DSC/ASR regulation is activated in the event of a loss of grip or trajectory.

Citroen C3. Orange warning/indicator lamps Fixed.

The DSC/ASR system has a fault. Carry out (3).

Airbags

Citroen C3. Orange warning/indicator lamps Fixed.

One of the airbags or seat belt pyrotechnic pretensioners is faulty. Carry out (3).

Front passenger airbag (ON)

Citroen C3. Orange warning/indicator lamps Fixed.

The front passenger airbag is activated. The control is in the "ON" position.

In this case, do NOT install a "rearward facing" child seat on the front passenger seat - Risk of serious injury!

Front passenger airbag (OFF)

Citroen C3. Orange warning/indicator lamps Fixed.

The front passenger airbag is deactivated. The control is in the "OFF" position.

A "rearward facing" child seat can be installed, unless there is a fault with the airbags (Airbags warning lamp on).

Stop & Start

Citroen C3. Orange warning/indicator lamps Fixed, accompanied by the display of a message.

The Stop & Start system has been deactivated manually.

The engine will not switch off at the next traffic stop.

Citroen C3. Orange warning/indicator lamps Fixed.

The Stop & Start system has been deactivated automatically.

The engine will not switch off at the next traffic stop, if the exterior temperature is:

  • below 0°C.
  • above +35°C.

Citroen C3. Orange warning/indicator lamps Flashing then fixed, accompanied by a message.

The system has a fault. Carry out (3).

Particle filter(Diesel)

Citroen C3. Orange warning/indicator lamps Fixed, accompanied by an audible signal and a message about the risk of particle filter blockage.

The particle filter is starting to saturate. As soon as the traffic conditions permit, regenerate the filter by driving at a speed of at least 37 mph (60 km/h) until the warning lamp goes off.

Citroen C3. Orange warning/indicator lamps Fixed, accompanied by an audible signal and a message signalling that the additive level in the particle filter is too low.

The minimum level of the additive tank is reached.

Quickly have the tank topped up: carry out (3)

Low fuel level

Citroen C3. Orange warning/indicator lamps Fixed, accompanied by an audible signal and a message.

When it first comes on, there remains approximately 5 litres of fuel in the tank (reserve).

Refuel without delay to avoid running out of fuel. Never drive until completely empty, as this could damage the emissions control and injection systems.

Water in Diesel fuel filter (only on the LCD symbols instrument panel)

Citroen C3. Orange warning/indicator lamps Fixed.

The Diesel filter contains water.

Carry out (2) without delay - risk of damage to the injection system!

Lane Departure Warning System (only on the LCD text instrument panel)

Citroen C3. Orange warning/indicator lamps Flashing, accompanied by an audible signal.

A lane marking has been crossed on the left or right.

Turn the steering wheel in the opposite direction to return to the correct trajectory.

Citroen C3. Orange warning/indicator lamps Fixed, accompanied by an onscreen message.

The system has a fault.

Stay alert and drive carefully, then carry out (3).

AdBlue®(with 1.6 BlueHDi Euro 6.1)

Citroen C3. Orange warning/indicator lamps Fixed, on switching on the ignition, accompanied by an audible signal and a message indicating the remaining driving range. The remaining driving range is between 1,500 and 370 miles (2,400 and 600 km).

You must quickly top up the AdBlue®, or carry out (3).

Citroen C3. Orange warning/indicator lamps AdBlue® warning lamp flashing and Service warning lamp fixed, accompanied by an audible signal and a message indicating the driving range.

The driving range is less than 375 miles (600 km).

You must top up the AdBlue® to avoid a breakdown, or carry out (3).

Citroen C3. Orange warning/indicator lamps AdBlue® warning lamp flashing and Service warning lamp fixed, accompanied by an audible signal and a message indicating that starting is prevented.

The AdBlue® tank is empty: the regulatory engine immobiliser prevents the engine from being restarted.

To restart the engine, top up the AdBlue®, or carry out (2).

You must add at least 5 litres of AdBlue® to its tank.

AdBlue®(with 1.5 BlueHDi Euro 6.2/ 6.3)

Citroen C3. Orange warning/indicator lamps On for around 30 seconds when starting the vehicle, accompanied by a message indicating the remaining driving range.

The remaining driving range is between 1,500 and 500 miles (2,400 and 800 km).

You must top up the AdBlue®.

Citroen C3. Orange warning/indicator lamps Fixed, on switching on the ignition, accompanied by an audible signal and a message indicating the remaining driving range. The remaining driving range is between 500 and 62 miles (800 and 100 km).

You must quickly top up the AdBlue®, or carry out (3).

Citroen C3. Orange warning/indicator lamps Flashing, accompanied by an audible signal and a message indicating the remaining driving range.

The remaining driving range is less than 62 miles (100 km).

You must top up the AdBlue® to avoid starting being prevented, or carry out (3).

Citroen C3. Orange warning/indicator lampsFlashing, accompanied by an audible signal and a message indicating that starting is prevented.

The AdBlue® tank is empty: the engine immobiliser system required by legislation prevents the engine from starting.

To restart the engine, top up the AdBlue® or carry out (2).

It is essential to add at least 5 litres of AdBlue® to the tank.

SCR emissions control system(BlueHDi)

Citroen C3. Orange warning/indicator lamps Fixed when the ignition is switched on, accompanied by an audible signal and a message.

A fault with the SCR emissions control system has been detected.

This alert disappears once the exhaust emissions return to normal levels.

Citroen C3. Orange warning/indicator lamps AdBlue® warning lamp flashing upon switching on the ignition, with the Service and Engine self-diagnostics warning lamps on fixed, accompanied by an audible signal and a message indicating the driving range.

Depending on the message displayed, it may be possible to drive for up to 685 miles (1,100 km) before the engine immobiliser is triggered. Carry out (3) without delay, to avoid starting being prevented.

Citroen C3. Orange warning/indicator lamps AdBlue® warning lamp flashing upon switching on the ignition, with the Service and Engine self-diagnostics warning lamps on fixed, accompanied by an audible signal and a message indicating that starting is prevented. The engine immobiliser prevents the engine from restarting (over the authorised driving limit after confirmation of a fault with the emissions control system).

To start the engine, carry out (2).

Service

Citroen C3. Orange warning/indicator lamps Temporarily on, accompanied by the display of a message.

One or more minor faults, for which there is/are no specific warning lamp(s), have been detected. Identify the cause of the fault using the message displayed in the instrument panel.

It is possible to deal with some faults yourself, such as changing the battery of the remote control.

For other faults, such as with the tyre underinflation detection system, carry out (3).

Citroen C3. Orange warning/indicator lamps Fixed, accompanied by the display of a message.

One or more major faults, for which there is/are no specific warning lamp(s), have been detected. Identify the cause of the fault using the message displayed in the instrument panel, then carry out (3).

Citroen C3. Orange warning/indicator lamps Service warning lamp fixed and service spanner flashing then fixed.

The servicing interval has been exceeded. The vehicle must be serviced as soon as possible.

Only with BlueHDi Diesel engines.

Diesel engine preheating

Citroen C3. Orange warning/indicator lamps Temporarily on (up to approximately 30 seconds in severe weather conditions).

When switching on the ignition, if the weather conditions and the engine temperature make it necessary.

Wait until the warning lamp goes off before starting.

When the warning lamp goes off, starting will occur immediately if you press and hold:

  • the clutch pedal with a manual gearbox.
  • the brake pedal with an automatic gearbox.

If the engine does not start, make the engine starting request again, while keeping your foot on the pedal.

Rear foglamp

Citroen C3. Orange warning/indicator lamps Fixed.

The lamp is on.

    Red warning/indicator lamps

    STOP Fixed, associated with another warning lamp, accompanied by the display of a message and an audible signal. A serious fault with the engine, braking system, power steering or a major electrical fault has been detected...

    Green and Blue warning/indicator lamps. Black/white warning lamps

    Green and Blue warning/indicator lamps Blind spot monitoring (only on the LCD text instrument panel) Fixed. The function has been activated. Stop & Start Fixed...

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