Citroen C3 Manuals

Citroen C3: In the event of a breakdown / Towing

Procedure for having your vehicle towed or for towing another vehicle using the towing eye.

Citroen C3. Towing General recommendations

Observe the legislation in force in the country where you are driving.

Ensure that the weight of the towing vehicle is higher than that of the towed vehicle.

The driver must remain at the wheel of the towed vehicle and must have a valid driving licence.

When towing a vehicle with all four wheels on the ground, always use an approved towbar; ropes and straps are prohibited.

The towing vehicle must move off gently.

When the vehicle is towed with its engine off, there is no longer braking and steering assistance.

Citroen C3. Towing A professional recovery service must be called if:

  • broken down on a motorway or main road;
  • not possible to put the gearbox into neutral, unlock the steering, or release the parking brake;
  • not possible to tow a vehicle with an automatic gearbox, with the engine running;
  • towing with only two wheels on the ground;
  • four-wheel drive vehicle;
  • no approved towbar available.

Citroen C3. Towing

Citroen C3. Towing In case of battery or electric parking brake failure, it is essential to call a professional using flatbed recovery vehicles (excluding manual gearbox).

Disconnecting the battery

In order to maintain an adequate state of charge for starting the engine, it is recommended that the battery be disconnected if the vehicle is taken out of service for a long period...

Accessing the tools

The towing eye is installed in the boot under the floor. For access: Open the boot. Lift up the floor and remove it. Remove the towing eye from its housing...

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Citroen C3 2016-2024 Owners Manual: Front demist - defrost


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Citroen C3 2016-2024 Owners Manual: Rear view mirror


Equipped with an anti-dazzle system, which darkens the mirror glass and reduces the nuisance to the driver caused by the sun, headlights of other vehicles, etc. Manual model Day/night position Pull the lever to change to the anti-dazzle "night” position...

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