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DS 3: Practical information / Free-wheeling

DS 3 2016-2022 Owners Manual

In certain situations, it is necessary to put the vehicle into free-wheeling mode (e.g. towing, on a rolling road, automatic car wash (Wash mode), rail or sea transport).

The procedure varies according to the type of gearbox and parking brake.

With a manual gearbox and electric parking brake

DS 3. Free-wheeling

To release them

  • With the engine running and while depressing the brake pedal, move the gear selector to the neutral position.
  • While depressing the brake pedal, switch off the ignition.
  • Release the brake pedal, then switch on the ignition again.
  • While depressing the brake pedal, press the control lever to release the parking brake.
  • Release the brake pedal, then switch off the ignition.

Reverting to normal operation

  • While depressing the brake pedal, restart the engine.

With EAT8 automatic gearbox or drive selector and electric parking brake

DS 3. Free-wheeling

Release procedure

With the vehicle stationary and the engine running, select mode N and switch off the ignition.

Within 5 seconds:

  • Switch on the ignition again.
  • While depressing the brake pedal, move the push selector forwards or backwards to confirm mode N.
  • While depressing the brake pedal, press the control lever to release the parking brake.
  • Release the brake pedal, switch off the ignition.

If the 5-second time limit is exceeded, the gearbox engages mode P; it is then necessary to restart the procedure.

Reverting to normal operation

  • While depressing the brake pedal, restart the engine.

DS 3. Free-wheeling Keyless Entry and Starting

You must not depress the brake pedal while switching the ignition on again, then switching it off. If you do, the engine will start, requiring you to restart the procedure.

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