Brakes

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If the parking brake is released, the lighting of this warning lamp along with

If the parking brake is released, the lighting of this warning lamp along with the STOP warning lamp indicates an insufficient level of brake fluid or a malfunction of the braking distribution.

It is essential to stop the vehicle.

Consult a CITROËN dealer as soon as possible.

ABS system

The ABS system enhances your safety by preventing the wheels from locking in

The ABS system enhances your safety by preventing the wheels from locking in the event of sudden braking or in conditions of poor road adherence. It enables you to retain control of the steering.

The functioning capability of all the electrical components essential to the ABS is monitored electronically before and during your journey. The ABS warning lamp lights up when you switch on the ignition: it should go out after a few seconds.

If the monitoring warning lamp does not go out, that means that the ABS has disconnected because there is a fault. Also, the fact that the monitoring warning lamp comes on during the journey shows that the ABS system is inactive. In both cases, the normal braking system remains efficient, exactly as on a vehicle without ABS. However, in order for the security associated with the correct functioning of the ABS to be restored, the vehicle should be examined as soon as possible by a CITROËN dealer.

On roads with poor adherence (chippings, snow, ice etc.), it is always imperative to drive with prudence.

System of emergency braking assistance

The emergency braking assistance system allows you, in an emergency, to achieve the optimum braking pressure more quickly, thereby reducing the stopping distance.

It is triggered by the speed of your action on the brake pedal, which reduces its resistance. To prolong this action of the emergency braking assistance system, simply keep your foot on the brake pedal.

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