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Peugeot 2008: Driving / Starting / Switching off the engine with Keyless Entry and Starting

Peugeot 2008 2019-2022 Owner's Manual / Driving / Starting / Switching off the engine with Keyless Entry and Starting

Peugeot 2008. Starting / Switching off the engine with Keyless Entry and Starting The electronic key must be present in the passenger compartment.

For versions equipped with Proximity Keyless Entry and Starting, the electronic key is also detected in the boot.

If it is not detected, a message is displayed.

Move the electronic key so that the engine can be started or switched off.

If there is still a problem, refer to the "Key not detected - Back-up starting or Back-up switch-off" section.

Starting

Peugeot 2008. Starting / Switching off the engine with Keyless Entry and Starting

  • With a manual gearbox, place the gear lever in neutral and fully depress the clutch pedal.
  • With an automatic gearbox, select mode  P or  N and press the brake pedal.
  • Press the "START/STOP" button while maintaining pressure on the pedal until the engine starts.

For Diesel engines, when the temperature is below zero and/or the engine is cold, starting will only occur once the preheating warning lamp is off.

Peugeot 2008. Starting / Switching off the engine with Keyless Entry and Starting If this warning lamp comes on after pressing the "START/STOP" button:

  • Keep the pedal fully depressed and do not press the "START/STOP" button again until the engine is running.

If one of the starting conditions is not met, a message is displayed.

In some circumstances, a message indicates that it is necessary to turn the steering wheel while pressing the "START/STOP" button to assist unlocking of the steering column.

Peugeot 2008. Starting / Switching off the engine with Keyless Entry and Starting With petrol engines, after a cold start, preheating the catalytic converter can cause noticeable engine vibrations for anything up to 2 minutes while stationary with the engine running (accelerated idle speed).

Peugeot 2008. Starting / Switching off the engine with Keyless Entry and Starting If the engine stalls, release the clutch pedal and fully depress it again, the engine will restart automatically.

Switching off

  • Immobilise the vehicle, with the engine at idle.
  • With a manual gearbox, ideally put the gear lever into neutral.
  • With an automatic gearbox, ideally select mode  P or  N.
  • Press the "START/STOP" button..

In some circumstances, it is necessary to turn the steering wheel to lock the steering column.

Peugeot 2008. Starting / Switching off the engine with Keyless Entry and Starting If the vehicle is not immobilised, the engine will not switch off.

Peugeot 2008. Starting / Switching off the engine with Keyless Entry and Starting With the engine off, the braking and steering assistance systems are also cut off - risk of loss of control of the vehicle!

Peugeot 2008. Starting / Switching off the engine with Keyless Entry and Starting Never leave your vehicle with the electronic key still inside.

Starting/Switching off the electric motor

Starting

The drive selector must be in mode P.

  • Fully depress the brake pedal and briefly press the "START/STOP" button.
  • Keep your foot on the brake pedal until the READY indicator lamp comes on and an audible signal is emitted, indicating that the vehicle is ready to drive.
  • With your foot on the brake, press the "Unlock" button and select mode  D/B or R.
  • Release the brake pedal, then accelerate.

On starting, the instrument panel lights up and the power indicator needle or cursor moves to the "neutral" position. The steering column automatically unlocks (you may hear a sound and feel the steering wheel move).

Switching off

  • Press the "START/STOP" button.

Before exiting the vehicle, check that:

  • The drive selector is in mode P.
  • The READY indicator lamp is off.

Peugeot 2008. Starting / Switching off the engine with Keyless Entry and Starting If the driver's door is opened while the required conditions for stopping are not satisfied, an audible signal is emitted, accompanied by the display of a warning message.

Switching on the ignition without starting the engine

Peugeot 2008. Starting / Switching off the engine with Keyless Entry and Starting

With the electronic key in the passenger compartment, pressing the “START/STOP” button, without pressing any of the pedals, allows the ignition to be switched on without starting the engine.

  • Press this button again to switch off the ignition and allow the vehicle to be locked.

Key not detected

Back-up starting

A back-up reader is fitted to the steering column, to enable the engine to be started if the system fails to detect the key in the recognition zone, or if the battery in the electronic key is discharged.

Peugeot 2008. Starting / Switching off the engine with Keyless Entry and Starting

  • Place and hold the remote control against the reader.
  • With a manual gearbox, place the gear lever in neutral, then fully depress the clutch pedal.
  • With an automatic gearbox or a drive selector, select mode  P, then fully depress the brake pedal.
  • Press the "START/STOP" button.

The engine starts.

Back-up switch-off

Peugeot 2008. Starting / Switching off the engine with Keyless Entry and Starting

If the electronic key is not detected or is no longer in the recognition zone, a message appears in the instrument panel when closing a door or trying to switch off the engine.

  • To confirm the instruction to switch off the engine, press the "START/STOP" button for approximately 5  seconds.

In the event of a fault with the electronic key, contact a PEUGEOT dealer or a qualified workshop.

Emergency switch-off

In the event of an emergency only, the engine can be switched off without conditions (even when driving).

  • Press the "START/STOP" button for about 5  seconds.

In this case, the steering column locks as soon as the vehicle stops.

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