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DS 3: Driving / Driving recommendations

DS 3 2016-2023 Owners Manual

  • Observe the driving regulations and remain vigilant whatever the traffic conditions.
  • Monitor your environment and keep your hands on the wheel to be able to react to anything that may happen any time.
  • Drive smoothly, anticipate the need for braking and maintain a longer safety distance, especially in bad weather.
  • Stop the vehicle before performing operations that require sustained attention (e.g. settings).
  • During long trips, take a break every 2 hours.


DS 3. Driving recommendations Never leave the engine running in a closed space without sufficient ventilation.

Internal combustion engines emit toxic exhaust gases such as carbon monoxide.

Danger of poisoning and death!

DS 3. Driving recommendations In very severe wintry conditions (temperature below -23°C), let the engine run for 4 minutes before moving off, to ensure the correct operation and durability of the mechanical components of your vehicle (engine and gearbox).

DS 3. Driving recommendations Never drive with the parking brake applied. Risk of overheating and damaging the braking system!

DS 3. Driving recommendations Do not park the vehicle or leave the engine running on a flammable surface (e.g. dry grass, dead leaves).The vehicle exhaust system is very hot, even several minutes after the engine stops. Risk of fire!

DS 3. Driving recommendations Never leave a vehicle unattended with the engine running. If you have to leave your vehicle with the engine running, apply the parking brake and put the gearbox or drive selector into neutral or position N or P (depending on version).

DS 3. Driving recommendations Never leave children inside the vehicle unsupervised.



On flooded roads

We strongly advise against driving on flooded roads, as this could cause serious damage to the engine or gearbox, as well as to your vehicle's electrical systems...

Other information:

DS 3 2016-2023 Owners Manual: Starting

With a manual gearbox, place the gear lever in neutral and fully depress the clutch pedal. With an automatic gearbox, select mode P or N and press the brake pedal. Press the "START/STOP" button while maintaining pressure on the pedal until the engine starts...

DS 3 2016-2023 Owners Manual: Light-emitting diode (LED) headlamps and lamps

Depending on version, the affected types of headlamps/lamps are: "DS MATRIX LED VISION" headlamps. Offset daytime running lamps. Direction indicator side repeaters. Side spotlamps. Full LED technology rear lamps. Third brake lamp. Number plate lamps...


Display in operation

DS 3. Display in operation

Once the system has been activated, the following information is grouped together in the head-up display:

The speed of the vehicle. Cruise control/speed limiter information and, if the vehicle is so equipped, the Road signs recognition function. If the vehicle is so equipped, inter-vehicle distance information, lane departure warning system information, lane positioning assist information, and automatic emergency braking alerts. If the vehicle is so equipped, navigation information.

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