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.
STARTING THE ENGINE
For greater safety, place the vehicle on its central stand before starting the engine.
Turn the ignition key to "ON".
- Ensure that the throttle is in the OFF position.
- Pres s one of the brake levers while pressing the starter button. Do not press the starter for more than 10 seconds.
- Release the starter button as soon as the engine starts.
If the engine does not start, release the starter button and the brake lever, wait a few seconds and try again.
Depending on model:
- The stand lifts automatically and does not have any effect on starting the engine.
- The lateral stand has a contactor which prevents start-up if the stand is down.
- The stand is fitted with a contactor which will allow the engine to be started up if the stand is down but only with limited engine speed.
The vehicle is on its stand with the engine running.
- Squeeze the brake lever with your left hand, grip the grab handle with your right hand and push the vehicle forwards to fold up the central stand.
- Sit on the vehicle.
- Release the left brake and turn the throttle slowly with your right hand to start moving.
Accelerating and decelerating
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:
- Close the throttle.
- Operate the left and right brake levers simultaneously and slowly increase the pressure.
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.
The ABS/PBS system features 3 distinctive functions:
- Combined front and rear braking system controlled by the LH brake lever.
- Braking assistance system provide d on the front wheel.
- Anti-locking system provided on the front wheel.
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
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.
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.