Peugeot 2008: Driving / Automatic gearbox (EAT8)

Peugeot 2008 2019-2021 Owner's Manual / Driving / Automatic gearbox (EAT8)

Automatic 8 speed gearbox with a push selector. It also offers a manual mode with gear changes via control paddles situated behind the steering wheel.

Gearbox selector positions

P. Park

For parking the vehicle: the front wheels are blocked.

R. Reverse gear

N. Neutral

For moving the vehicle with the ignition off, or to allow it to free-wheel.

For more information on Changing to free-wheeling, refer to the corresponding section.

D. Driving in automatic mode

The gearbox manages gear changes according to the style of driving, the road profile and the vehicle load.

M. Driving in manual mode

The driver changes gear using the steering-mounted controls.

Push selector

Peugeot 2008. Automatic gearbox (EAT8)

A. Button  P

To put the gearbox into Park mode.

B. Unlock button

To unlock the gearbox and come out of  P or to change to  R, with the foot on the brake pedal.

Press and hold this button before pushing the selector.

C. Button M

To change from mode  D to permanent manual mode.

(Depending on version: with Full Park Assist, the manual mode is accessed via the DRIVE MODE control)

D. Gearbox state indicator lamps (R, N, D)

Peugeot 2008. Automatic gearbox (EAT8)

The push selector returns to its initial position when released.

For example, to change from  P to R, while pressing Unlock, push forward twice without crossing the point of resistance or push once crossing the point of resistance:

Steering-mounted controls

In mode  M or  D, the steering-mounted control paddles can be used to change gear manually.

They cannot be used to select neutral or to engage or disengage reverse gear.

Peugeot 2008. Automatic gearbox (EAT8)

Pull the "+" or "-" paddle towards you and release to shift up or down a gear, respectively.

Information displayed on the instrument panel

When the ignition is switched on, the gearbox status is displayed on the instrument panel:

P : Park.

R : Reverse.

N : Neutral.

D1...D8 : Automatic mode.

M1...M8 : Manual mode.

- : Instruction not processed in manual mode.

If the driver's door is opened with the ignition on, a message is displayed, prompting you to set the gearbox to mode P.

Operation

With the engine running, if it is necessary to press the brake pedal and/or the Unlock button in order to change mode, an alert message is displayed in the instrument panel.

Only appropriate attempted changes of mode are accepted.

Peugeot 2008. Automatic gearbox (EAT8) With the engine running and the brakes released, if R, D or M is selected, the vehicle moves off, even without pressing the accelerator pedal.

Peugeot 2008. Automatic gearbox (EAT8) Never press the accelerator and brake pedals at the same time - risk of damage to the gearbox!

In the event of a battery failure, you must place the chocks supplied with the vehicle tools against one of the wheels to immobilise the vehicle.

Unlocking the gearbox

Engaging reverse gear

Permanent manual mode

Entering the mode:

With EAT8 without Full Park Assist button:

  • With mode D initially selected.
  • Press button M; the green indicator lamp in the button comes on.

With EAT8 and Full Park Assist button:

  • Press the DRIVE MODE control.
  • Select "Manual" mode, which is displayed on the instrument panel.

Exiting the mode:

  • Push forwards once to return to D.

or

  • Press button M; the indicator lamp in the button goes off.

or

  • Select another mode using the DRIVE MODE control.

Switching off the ignition

To switch off the ignition, the vehicle must be stationary.

Changing to free-wheeling

For more information on Changing to free-wheeling, refer to the corresponding section.

Peugeot 2008. Automatic gearbox (EAT8) If you open the driver's door while mode N is engaged, an audible signal will sound. It will stop when you close the driver's door again.

Special aspects of automatic mode

The gearbox selects the gear that offers optimum performance, taking account of the outside temperature, the road profile, the vehicle load and the driving style.

For maximum acceleration, press the accelerator fully down (kick-down). The gearbox changes down automatically or holds the selected gear until the maximum engine speed is reached.

Steering mounted controls allow the driver to temporarily select a gear, if the vehicle speed and engine speed conditions permit.

Special aspects of manual mode

The gearbox only changes from one gear to another if the vehicle speed and engine speed conditions permit.

Starting the vehicle

From mode P:

From neutral  N:

Then, from  D or  R:

The vehicle moves off immediately.

Peugeot 2008. Automatic gearbox (EAT8) With an automatic gearbox, never try to start the engine by pushing the vehicle.

Stopping the vehicle

Whatever the state of the gearbox, when the ignition is switched off, mode P is engaged automatically and immediately.

However, in mode N, mode P will be engaged after a delay of 5 seconds (allowing for the process of putting the vehicle into free-wheeling mode).

Check that mode  P has been engaged and that the electric parking brake was applied automatically; if not, apply it manually.

Peugeot 2008. Automatic gearbox (EAT8) The corresponding indicator lamps in the selector and the electric parking brake control lever must be on, as well as those in the instrument panel.

Gearbox malfunction

Peugeot 2008. Automatic gearbox (EAT8) This warning lamp comes on, accompanied by an audible signal and the display of a message.

Visit a PEUGEOT dealer or a qualified workshop.

Do not drive faster than 62  mph (100  km/h), keeping to the speed limit.

The gearbox switches to back-up mode: mode  D is locked in third gear, the steering-mounted control paddles are inoperative, mode  M is no longer available. You may feel a significant jolt on engaging reverse gear. This will not damage the gearbox.

Selector malfunction

Minor malfunction

Peugeot 2008. Automatic gearbox (EAT8) This warning lamp comes on, accompanied by the display of a message and an audible signal.

Drive cautiously and visit a PEUGEOT dealer or a qualified workshop.

In certain cases, the selector indicator lamps may no longer come on, but the gearbox state is still displayed on the instrument panel.

Major malfunction

Peugeot 2008. Automatic gearbox (EAT8) This warning lamp comes on, accompanied by the display of a message.

Peugeot 2008. Automatic gearbox (EAT8) Stop as soon as it is safe to do so, away from traffic, and call a PEUGEOT dealer or a qualified workshop.

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