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Peugeot 2008: Practical information / Free-wheeling

In certain situations, you must allow the vehicle to free-wheel (while being towed, on a rolling road, in an automatic car wash, or being transported by rail or sea freight, etc.).

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

With manual or EAT6 automatic gearbox and electric parking brake

Peugeot 2008. Free-wheeling

Release procedure

  • 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, start the engine.

With EAT8 automatic gearbox and manual parking brake

Peugeot 2008. 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.
  • 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

  • Press button  P  on the selector.

With EAT8 automatic gearbox or drive selector and electric parking brake

Peugeot 2008. 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.

Peugeot 2008. Free-wheeling Keyless Entry and Starting

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

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