Accelerating on Auto mode

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My Name: Ramon1990

Posts: 4
Joined: Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:43 pm
Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2005 (05)
Engine Size: 1.6 (16v)
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 68000
Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: SensoDrive


Hi all,

Got a 05 plate C3 SensoDrive last week and hit the motorway today. When I'm at a stop and hit the gas, it goes up to 45mph on second gear! Only when I let go off gas it ups to 3rd/4th.

If I go easy on the gas, it gears up normal. Put the feet down and it'll stay on 2nd gear forever. It went up to 45 and I got worried.

Is this normal? Thank you.
My Name: Synety

Posts: 6
Joined: Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:55 pm
Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2002 (02)
Engine Size: 1.4
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 400000
Trim Level: Exclusive
Gearbox: SensoDrive
DPF: Yes
LHD or RHD: LHD (Europe)
Engine name: DV4 diesel (70 PS)


This is completely normal, when you go pedal to the metal it gears down for a faster acceleration sometimes up to 4500/6000rpm.

Hope that answer your question.
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