Level of Adblue alert

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The AdBlue SCR system is found on the Citroen C3 BlueHDi engines


Level of Adblue warning message:

An alert is triggered once the reserve level of adblue is reached.

To avoid the vehicle being immobilised due to the lack of adblue additive, you must top up with AdBlue.







The AdBlue on a Citroen C3 BlueHDi is contained in a special tank holding about 15 litres. This capacity allows a driving range of around 11,000 miles or 18,000 km. The level of Adblue warning is triggered automatically once the reserve level is reached.

You can then drive for a further 1,500 miles (2,400 km) before the tank is empty and the engine running inhibited :o

The range indicator gives you the distance you can travel before the vehicle is immobilised.




To clear the adblue level warning, add more adblue to the special tank:

Citroen C3 Adblue level warning fix
Citroen C3 Adblue level warning fix

Open the adblue filler cap:

Open Citroen C3 adblue cap to fix warning
Open Citroen C3 adblue cap to fix warning
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  • When the vehicle is unlocked, open the filler flap.
  • Turn the blue cap a quarter turn anti-clockwise.
  • Move the blue cap away of the filler neck.
  • Obtain an AdBlue container.
  • Check the use-by date
  • Read the instructions on the label carefully before pouring the contents of the container into the Citroen C3 AdBlue tank.
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Engine Size: 1.4 i
Fuel Type: Petrol
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Trim Level: VTR+
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Engine name: TU3 (75 PS)
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Important: In the event of a top-up after a breakdown (forced immobilisation - adblue lockout) due of a lack of AdBlue, you must wait around 5 minutes before switching on the ignition, without opening the driver’s door, locking the vehicle, introducing the key into the ignition
switch, or introducing the key of the Keyless Entry and Starting system into the passenger
compartment.

Switch on the ignition, then wait for 10 seconds before starting the engine.



If your vehicle's AdBlue tank is completely empty – confirmed by the alert messages and the
impossibility of starting the engine (forced immobilisation by adblue lockout) – you must add at least 4 litres and no more than 10 litres of adblue to the special tank.
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