pluriel AUTO and SNOW lights flash and car beeps, quits

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Think: Auto not changing up or down, snowflake/sport flashing, flappy paddles, actuator fault and sensodrive not changing gear.
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Model: C3 Pluriel - with or without roof
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Mileage: 56000
Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: SensoDrive


I have a citroen c3 pluriel with sensodrive gearbox. When in AUTO, and slowing down the gearbox does not shift down correctly. Then starts to beep and the AUTO and SNOWFLAKE symbol flash until the car eventually cuts off, and will not restart. When i take the key out let the car set for a few minutes it starts back up. Also it will jerk VERY harshly during this, and sometimes when you come to a complete stop the car will no go back into gear at all. Please Help!
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Hi mathisjames, welcome to the forum.

Flashing 'SPORT' and 'SNOWFLAKE' are an indication of a fault on the gearbox.

The symptoms you are getting with the gearchange are no doubt connected in some way to the fault that the gearbox has detected.
I don't recommend driving it.

Use Lexia to communicate with the gearbox ECU, or the car will need to go to a garage that has the facilities to communicate with the gearbox.
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