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BRAKES
Braking system
Your vehicle's most important safety
feature, the braking system, is pro-
vided by brake discs (or discs and
drums) and a dual hydraulic circuit.
When the engine is running, power
assistance is provided so that pedal
effort is reduced.
On wet roads, or after washing
the vehicle, there can be a slight
delay in brake response. From
time to time, apply the brakes
briefly so that the heat generated
can dispel any moisture.
ABS - Anti-lock Braking
System
This system improves vehi-
cle safety by preventing the
wheels from locking under emer-
gency braking or when braking on
surfaces offering poor adhesion.
It thus allows control of the steering
to be retained.
The operational capacity of the vari-
ous electrical components of the
ABS is continuously monitored, both
before and during your journey. On
switching on the ignition, the ABS
warning lamp will light up and then
should go out after a few seconds.
S A F E T Y
If the warning lamp stays on, this
means that the ABS has been dis-
connected because a fault was
detected. If the warning lamp lights
up when you are driving, this means
that the ABS system is not active.
In either case, the normal braking
system remains effective, as on a
vehicle without ABS. Nevertheless,
to restore the additional safety af-
forded by correct functioning of ABS,
it is recommended that the vehicle
be taken to a CITROËN dealer as
soon as possible.
On slippery roads (loose stones,
snow, ice, etc.), it remains essential
to drive with caution.
If the parking brake is off, the lighting
of this warning lamp, in conjunction
with
the
STOP
warning
indicates that the brake fluid level is
low or that the braking distributor is
malfunctioning.
It is essential to stop the vehicle.
Contact a CITROËN dealer as soon
as possible.
Emergency braking assistance
This system enables you in an
emergency to achieve the optimum
braking pressure, thus to reduce the
stopping distance. It is triggered by
your speed of action on the brake
pedal, which reduces its resistance
to that action. Keep the brake pedal
pressed until the vehicle comes to a
stop.
In the event of emergency braking,
press and keep the pedal down very
firmly without reducing the level of
effort.
When the engine is not
running, the braking sys-
tem will not have power-
assistance.
lamp,
The effort required on the brake
pedal will be considerably
increased.
Take all reasonable safety
precautions if you have to move
the vehicle.
Never drive the vehicle without
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