AIR coNDITIoNINg: information and advice on use
Advice on use
In some situations, (air conditioning
off, air recirculation activated, venti-
lation speed at zero or low, etc.) you
may notice that condensation starts
to form on the windows and wind-
If there is condensation, use the
"clear View" function to remove it,
then use the air conditioning in auto-
matic mode to stop it forming again.
If the condensation does not clear,
use the FAST programme.
Presence of water under the ve-
hicle. After prolonged use of the air
conditioning system, it is normal for
water to be present under the vehi-
cle. This is caused by condensation.
You will normally notice an increase
in fuel consumption (especially
when driving in town) when the air
conditioning is operating.
For vehicles fitted with manual air
conditioning, switch off the system
when it is not required.
Advice for reducing
consumption and therefore
helping to preserve the
Drive with the air vents open and
the windows closed.
If the vehicle has been parked in
the sun, open the doors for a few
moments to let the hot air escape
before starting the engine.
Refer to the Maintenance Service
Booklet for your vehicle for the in-
As a general rule, contact your ap-
proved Dealer in the event of an op-
– reduction in de-icing, demist-
ing or air conditioning per-
formance. This may be caused
by the passenger compartment
filter cartridge becoming clogged;
– no cold air is being produced.
Check that the controls are set
correctly and that the fuses are
sound. Otherwise, switch off the
Do not open the refriger-
ant fluid circuit. The fluid
may damage eyes or skin.