2013 C4 Picasso 2.0HDi - EGS and clutch behaviour
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    Icon4 2013 C4 Picasso 2.0HDi - EGS and clutch behaviour

    So have had it 3 months with just 57k on it, as new inside & out.

    Sometimes disconcerting behaviour from the EGS - hesitating, then having it all feed in at once with a surge of revs and dump of the clutch.

    This results is wild tyre screeching and sudden lurch forwards. WHOAAH NEDDY!!

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    At other times when slowing but not stopping it shifts down to 1st then lets out the clutch, sudden slowing and extreme engine braking at 10-15km/h, when it should either stay in 2nd or hold the clutch in and coast.

    Are these "normal" EGS behaviours? Most of the time it tootles along great, but these exceptions are disconcerting and
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    my wife will not drive it!

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    She won't drive it manually?

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    It’s not normal. I did 11,000 kms in a Peugeot 2008 in Europe a few years ago and the EGS operation was excellent.
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    No she can't find the clutch pedal...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfrawley View Post
    It’s not normal.
    Thanks for the feedback. I'll see what the technical guys say - will report back

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    OK the workshop says gearbox ECU software now updated and keeping it overnight to re-initialise gearbox computer module with a cold engine. Will see.

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    In over two years driving more than 130ks that sort of thing has happened maybe four times, mostly in the last six months and I’ve blamed myself for abusing it.
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    My 3008 1.6 hdi mcp played those games once every now and then but that was only at about 170k and above


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    The changing into first is common.
    I find it happens when the car is able to roll down the hill when you apply the brake lightly. Then if you take your foot off the brake it will engage the clutch and do the engine braking.
    I know this because of the entrance into our local Scottish restaurant has a speed bump going down a hill so it tends to happen every time.
    Give it a test. If you hold your foot on the brake enough to engage the brake light it will coast (in first gear) until you take your foot off.

    Shuddering happens a lot on take off when the clutch is cold or as if it wants to engage the clutch but then it bounces it instead.
    The squealing tyres is all on you. The gearbox it a bit temperamental and you need to take it easy on take off.
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    Hi Draftpunk

    Your car is protesting at being parked at the Scottish hamburger chain. It doesn't want to be seen there.

    You can upgrade your dining to a place that uses china plates, linen napkins and offers a wine list.

    Or you can park discreetly around the corner and walk back to the hamburger joint.

    But don't come back with takeaway in obvious Mcbags or it may refuse entry - central locking won't respond.

    it is French, after all.

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    Hahaha.

    It does have a nice auto-locking feature when you close the drivers door.

    In the interest of assimilation, Pablo is Australian of French descent.

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    My sons car seems to decelerate then de clutch in lower gears in auto mode ,the nose drops then bobs up again in the next gear ,he has resorted to manual shifting in first ,second , third then shifts to auto ,

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