Peugeot Satelis - Owner's Manual > Advice for starting up and driving


Before using the vehicle for the first time, make sure you are familiar with all the controls and their respective uses. If you are not sure about the functions of any of the controls, your registered dealer can answer your questions and give you any help you may require.

As exhaust fumes are toxic, the engine must be started in a well-ventilated area. It must never be allowed to run in a closed space, even for a short time.


For greater safety, place the vehicle on its central stand before starting the engine.

Turn the ignition key to "ON".

If the engine does not start, release the starter button and the brake lever, wait a few seconds and try again.

Depending on model:


Starting off

The vehicle is on its stand with the engine running.

Accelerating and decelerating

Advice for starting up and driving

To accelerate, turn the throttle towards (A).

To slow down, turn the throttle towards (B).


Convention al braking

The right lever controls the front brake and the left lever controls the rear brake.

For good braking, it is very important to coordinate the following actions:

Using only one brake reduces braking efficiency and can lock the wheel, causing a fall.

Braking suddenly on a wet road or in a bend should be avoided.

Reduce speed on steep slopes to avoid prolonged braking, as overheating will reduce braking efficiency.

Braking ABS/PBS

The ABS/PBS system features 3 distinctive functions:

This system makes the vehicle easier to use: the right hand operates the throttle and the left hand controls the brake. When braking with the left hand the system acts on both the front and rear brakes at the same time applying an anti-locking function on the front wheel.

The right brake is a secondary brake which only applies to the front brake.

The ABS/PBS ECU remains powered as long as the vehicle runs, even if the engine stalled.

The right brake feels soft when the vehicle is stationary or rides at very low speed.1

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 Peugeot Satelis - Owner's Manual > Checks to perform before use

Check the fuel level. Check the level of the engine oil. Check that the brake levers are working and moving properly. Check operation of the lights, flashers, horn, and brake light. Check the tyre wear and condition. Check the tyre pressure. Check that the throttle is working properly. Check that the central and side stands can be unfolded smoothly. Check that the rear-view mirrors are in the correct position. Check that the dashboard is working correctly and that no warning lights are lit. If they don't work, have the system checked by a registered dealer.

 Peugeot Satelis - Owner's Manual > Fuel-fuel saving

The fuel tank should only be filled when the engine is completely off and avoiding overflowing. Any overflows must be wiped up immediately. To reduce fuel consumption and protect your vehicle's mechanics. Avoid using very high revs over very short distances. Do not race the engine when declutched. Ensure that the weight of the user, the passenger, luggage and accessories does not exceed the maximum authorised load. Switch off the engine, even during a short halt.