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FOR YOUR SAFETY
Important: to optimize engine operation the use of a lubricant
may be restricted to certain vehicles. See your owner’s
manual. 1 2 3 4
ELF is developing a complete range of
lubricants for RENAULT: engine oils, manual
and automatic transmission oils.

• Always fasten • Always secure children • Adjust the height of • Place heavy objects or
These are very high-technology your seat belt, using devices suitable the seat belt according luggage at the back of the
lubricants stimulated by applied – even for short journeys for their size and weight to your size. luggage compartment.
– even if your vehicle is (seat, shell seat, etc.).
research in Formula One. fitted with air bags. • Adjust the angle of your • Distribute the load
• Important! If the vehicle is seatback ensuring that between the right-hand
• Make sure that all fitted with front passenger the seat belt remains in and left-hand sides in
passengers have air bags which can be contact with your body. the loading area when
This range is updated with RENAULT’s fastened their seat belts, disconnected, disconnect transporting goods.
even in the back. them before installing a • Adjust the height of the
engineering teams to perfectly meet the headrest: headrest
rear-facing baby seat.
specific needs of RENAULT vehicles. height = top of your head.
Ź ELF lubricants are a major factor in your Headrest as close as
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vehicle’s performance.

* Warning: these actions do not constitute an exhaustive list. Refer to your Driver’s Handbook for more information.

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Welcome to your new vehicle
This Driver’s Handbook contains the information necessary:
– for you to familiarise yourself with your vehicle, to use it to its best advantage and to benefit fully from the all the functions and
the technical developments it incorporates.
– to ensure that it always gives the best performance by following the simple, but comprehensive advice concerning regular main-
tenance.
– to enable you to deal quickly with minor faults not requiring specialist attention.
It is well worth taking a few minutes to read this handbook to familiarise yourself with the information and guidelines it contains
about the vehicle and its functions and new features. If certain points are still unclear, our Network technicians will be only too
pleased to provide you with any additional information.
The following symbol will help you when reading this handbook:

To indicate a hazard, danger or safety recommendation.

The descriptions of the models given in this handbook are based on the technical specifications at the time of writing. This hand-
book covers all items of equipment (both standard and optional) available for these models but whether or not these are
fitted to the vehicle depends on the version, options selected and the country where the vehicle is sold.
This handbook may also contain information about items of equipment to be introduced later in the model year.

Enjoy driving your new vehicle.

Copying or translation, in part or in full, is forbidden unless prior written permission has been obtained from RENAULT, 92 100 Billancourt 2007.

0.1
0.2
C O N T E N T S
Sections

Getting to know your vehicle  ............................... 1

Driving  ................................................................... 2

Your comfort  . ........................................................ 3

Maintenance  .......................................................... 4

Practical advice  ..................................................... 5

Technical specifications  . ..................................... 6

Alphabetical index  ................................................ 7

0.3
0.4
Section 1: Getting to know your vehicle

Key/Radio frequency remote control: general information, use, deadlocking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.2


Doors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.7
Automatic locking when driving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.11
Engine immobiliser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.12
Headrests - Seats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.13
Seat belts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.16
Additional methods of restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.20
methods of restraint in addition to the front seat belts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.20
Additional methods of restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.24
methods of restraint in addition to the rear seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.24
Additional methods of side restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.25
Child safety: general information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.27
choosing a child seat mounting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.30
fitting a child seat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.32
deactivating/activating the front passenger airbag. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.38
Driving position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.40
Instrument panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.44
trip computer and warning system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.49
Information displays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.60
Steering wheel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.61
Time and external temperature. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.62
Rear view mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.64
Audible and visual signals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.66
Exterior lighting and signals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.67
Headlight beam adjustment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.72
Wash/Wipe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.73
Fuel tank (filling with fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.76
1.1
KEY/RADIO FREQUENCY REMOTE CONTROL: general information
Radio frequency remote
A B control range
3 3
This varies according to the environ-
2 2 ment. It is therefore important when
handling the remote control to ensure
that you do not lock or unlock the
1 1 vehicle by inadvertently pressing the
4 buttons.

Interference
The presence of certain objects (metal
objects, mobile telephones, or an area
5 5 with strong electromagnetic radiation,
etc.) close to the key may create inter-
ference and affect the operation of the
Radio frequency remote 4 Locking/unlocking the remote con- system.
control unit A or B trol key insert B.
To release the insert from its hous-
1 Locking the doors and tailgate. ing, press button 4; it will come out
automatically.
2 Unlocking the doors and tailgate. To return it to its housing, push the
insert until it is stored.
3 Driver’s door and ignition key.
5 Locking/Unlocking the tailgate only
(for remote control units with three
buttons).

1.2
KEY / RADIO FREQUENCY REMOTE CONTROL: General information (continued)

If you lose your keys (or remote con-


trol unit), or need another set, con-
tact an approved Dealer.
– If you need to replace a key it will
be necessary to take the vehicle
and all of its keys to an approved
Dealer in order to initialise the
system.
– No more than four remote con-
trol units may be used for one
vehicle.
Driver’s responsibility
Never leave your vehi- If the remote control unit will not
cle with the key inside and operate:
never leave a child (or a
pet) unsupervised, even for a short Make sure that the correct battery
while. type is being used, and that the
They may pose a risk to themselves battery is in good condition and in-
or to others by starting the engine, serted correctly. These batteries
activating equipment such as the should have a service life of approx-
electric windows or by locking the imately two years.
doors. In this case, refer to the informa-
Risk of serious injury. tion on the “Radio frequency remote
control: batteries” in Section 5.

1.3
KEY/RADIO FREQUENCY REMOTE CONTROL: use

A B

2
2
1

Unlocking the doors Special notes (for some countries):


– pressing button 2 enables the driv-
Remote control A or B er’s door only to be unlocked,
Press unlocking button 2. – the other doors can be unlocked by
pressing button 2 twice.
The hazard warning lights and indica-
tor lights flash once to indicate that the
doors have unlocked.

The key must not be used for any


other function than those described
in the handbook (removing the cap
from a bottle, etc.).

1.4
KEY/RADIO FREQUENCY REMOTE CONTROL: use (continued)

A B

2 2
1
1

3 3

Locking the doors Unlocking/locking the tailgate


only
Remote control A or B (for some countries)
Press locking button 1. Press button 3 to unlock or lock the tail-
The indicator lights and hazard warning gate.
lights flash twice to indicate that the The hazard warning lights and indica-
doors have locked: tor lights flash once to indicate that the
If a door or the tailgate is open or not tailgate is unlocked if the vehicle doors
properly shut, the doors or tailgate lock are locked.
then quickly unlock and the hazard The hazard warning lights and indicator
warning lights and indicator lights do lights flash twice to indicate that the tail-
not flash. gate is locked if the vehicle doors are
locked.

1.5
DEADLOCKING

1 1

Deadlocking of the doors/ To activate deadlocking


tailgate Press button 1 twice in quick succes-
(for some countries) sion.
This allows you to lock the doors and The hazard warning lights and indica-
tailgate and to prevent the doors from tor lights flash five times to indicate that
being opened with the interior handles the doors have locked.
(by breaking the window and then trying
to open the doors from the inside).

Never use deadlocking if


someone is still inside the
vehicle.

1.6
OPENING AND CLOSING THE DOORS
Lights-on warning buzzer
If you have switched off the ignition
and left the lights switched on, a warn-
ing buzzer will sound when a door is
opened.
1
2
Door/tailgate open buzzer
If a door or tailgate is open or not prop-
erly closed, as soon as the vehicle
reaches a speed of approximately
12 mph (20 km/h), the message “luggage
compartment open” or “door open” (de-
pending on what is open) will appear on
the instrument panel accompanied by a
warning light.
Opening the doors from the Opening from the inside
outside Pull handle 2.
After the vehicle has been locked using
the remote control or the key, pull han-
dle 1.

1.7
OPENING AND CLOSING THE DOORS (continued)

Safety of rear occupants


The driver can authorise
operation of the rear doors
and, depending on the ve-
hicle, the electric windows by press-
ing switch 3 on the side with the il-
lustration.
Depending on the vehicle, in the
3 event of a fault:
– a beep sounds;
– a message is displayed on the in-
strument panel; 4
– the integrated indicator does not
light up.
If the battery has been disconnected,
Child safety press switch 3 on the side with the Vehicle with manual door locking
symbol, to lock the rear doors. Move lever 4 and check from the inside
Vehicles fitted with switch 3 with that the doors are securely locked, to
integrated indicator light prevent the rear doors being opened
Press switch 3 to inhibit operation of from the inside.
the rear electric windows and opening
of the rear doors from the inside. The
indicator light in the switch confirms
that the locks have been activated.
Driver’s responsibility
Never leave your vehicle with the key inside the vehicle and never leave
a child (or a pet) unsupervised, even for a short while.
They may pose a risk to themselves or to others by starting the engine, activating
equipment such as the electric windows or by locking the doors.
Risk of serious injury.

1.8
LOCKING/UNLOCKING THE DOORS
Locking/unlocking from the
outside
This is done using the RENAULT
remote control locking unit: refer to the
information on the “Key/radio frequency
remote control: general information”. 1
In some cases, the key/radio frequency
remote control may not work:
– if the vehicle is located in a zone of
high electromagnetic radiation;
– if the remote control battery is old or 2
the vehicle battery discharged.
There are four options:
– use of the key/remote control lock- Using the key Manual locking of each of the
ing unit near to the left-hand door
mirror; Insert the key into lock 1 then lock or doors
unlock. With the door open, turn screw 2 using
– depending on the vehicle, use of the
the key and close the door again. This
remote control key, for the front left-
means that the doors are then locked
hand door only;
from the outside.
– manual locking of each of the doors;
The doors can only be opened from the
– use of the interior door locking/un- inside by pressing the opening controls
locking control (refer to the following on the inside or by using the key for the
pages). front left-hand door.

1.9
LOCKING/UNLOCKING THE DOORS (continued)
Locking/unlocking doors Doors and tailgate status
from the outside (continued) indicator light
Using the door locking/unlocking in- The indicator light integrated in button 3
terior control. shows whether or not the doors and
With the engine switched off and a front tailgate are locked:
door open, press switch 3 for more than – the indicator light is on when the
five seconds. doors/tailgate are locked;
Make sure you have your key with you – the light goes out when the doors/
before you leave your vehicle. 3 tailgate are unlocked.
When the door is closed, all the doors When you lock the doors, the indicator
and tailgate will be locked. light remains lit for approximately one
Unlocking from outside the vehicle will minute then goes out.
only be possible with the key, for the
front left-hand door.

Locking/unlocking from the


inside: button 3
This simultaneously controls the open-
ing elements (doors and tailgate) and Never leave your vehicle
the fuel filler flap. with the key inside the ve-
To lock the vehicle leaving a door hicle.
If a door is open or not properly closed,
the doors lock and then quickly unlock. open (eg. when transporting some-
thing in the luggage compartment
which prevents it from being closed), Driver’s responsibility
or when the vehicle is located in a If you decide to keep the
zone of high electromagnetic radia- doors locked whilst driv-
tion, or if the card or key is faulty: ing, remember that it may
with the engine switched off, press be more difficult for those assisting
and hold button 3 for more than five you to gain access to the passen-
seconds. ger compartment in the event of an
emergency.

1.10
AUTOMATIC LOCKING WHEN DRIVING
You must first decide if you want to Operating faults
activate this function.
If you experience an operating fault (no
To activate automatic locking, the indicator light in-
corporated in button 1 does not light up
With the ignition on, press central when trying to lock the doors and tail-
door locking button 1 for approximately gate, etc.), firstly check that the doors
5 seconds, until you hear one beep. and tailgate are properly closed. If
they are closed correctly, contact your
To deactivate RENAULT Dealer.
With the ignition on, press central 1
door locking button 1 for approximately
5 seconds, until you hear one beep.

Operating principle
When the vehicle is started, the system
automatically locks the doors when you
are driving at approximately 6 mph
(10 km/h) and over.
The door can be unlocked:
– by pressing door unlocking button 1.
If you decide to keep the – by opening a door when stationary.
doors locked when you Note: if a door is opened, it will lock
are driving, remember that again automatically when the vehicle
it may be more difficult for reaches a speed of approximately
those assisting you to gain access 6 mph (10 km/h).
to the passenger compartment in
the event of an emergency.

1.11
ENGINE IMMOBILISER
This prevents the vehicle being
driven by anyone not in possession
of the vehicle’s coded ignition key.
The vehicle is automatically protected
a few seconds after the engine is
switched off.

1
1
Operating principle Vehicle protection tell-tale light
When the engine is started, warning After the ignition has been switched off,
light 1 remains lit for a few seconds warning light 1 flashes and the vehicle
then goes out (refer to the information is protected.
on “Starting the engine” in Section 2).
Operating fault warning light
If the code is not recognised, the warn-
ing light flashes rapidly and the vehicle If the warning light continues to flash or
will not start. stays lit up permanently following an at-
Any unauthorised work tempt to start the engine, this indicates
carried out on the engine a fault in the system.
immobiliser (computers, In this case, use the second key (sup-
wiring, etc.) could be dan- plied with the vehicle). If the fault is still
gerous. Work must be carried out present, contact your approved Dealer
by qualified personnel. as only an approved Dealer is quali-
fied to repair the engine immobiliser
system.

1.12
FRONT HEADRESTS

1 2

To raise the headrest To raise the headrest


Slide it upwards to the required height. Press button 2 and lift the headrest to
release it.
To lower the headrest
Gently lift the headrest, move tab 1 for- To refit the headrest
wards and lower the headrest to the re- Insert the headrest rods into the sleeves,
quired height. with the notch facing the front.
Move tab 1 forwards and lower the The headrest is a safety
headrest down to the required height. component. Ensure that it is
fitted and in the correct po-
sition: the top of your head
should be in line with the top of the
headrest.

1.13
REAR HEADRESTS

2
1

Positions for use To remove the headrest


Press tab A of lock 1 and raise the Press tab A on catches 1 and 2 then
headrest to its maximum height to use take out the headrest.
it in the high position. Lower it until it
locks to use it in the bottom position.
To refit the headrest
Insert the rods into the holes, press the
Storage position tabs on both rods and lower the head-
Press catch 2 and lower the headrest rest.
completely.
When the headrest is set at the
lowest position, this is for storage
only. It should not be in this position The headrest is a safety
when a seat is occupied. component, check that it is
fitted and in the correct po-
sition.

1.14
FRONT SEATS

2
3
4
1

To move forwards or Adjusting the height of the


backwards driver’s seat
Lift handle 1 underneath the seat to re- Move lever 2 as many times as neces-
lease. Once in the desired position, re- sary: For safety reasons, make
lease the lever and check that the seat these adjustments only
– upwards to raise it; when the vehicle is station-
is correctly locked.
– downwards to lower it. ary.
We would advise you not to recline
To tilt the seatback the seatbacks too far to ensure that
Heated seats the effectiveness of the seat belts is
Turn control knob 4 and tilt the seat-
back to the desired position. With the ignition switched on, press not reduced.
switch 3 on the required seat. The indi-
Nothing should be placed on the
cator light in the switch lights up.
floor (area in front of driver) as such
The system, which has a thermostat, objects may slide under the pedal
decides whether or not the heating is during braking manoeuvres, thus
needed. obstructing its use.

1.15
SEAT BELTS
Always wear your seat belt when trav- Adjusting your driving
elling in your vehicle. You must also position
comply with the legislation of the par-
ticular country you are in. – Sit well back in your seat (having
first removed your coat or jacket).
Before starting the vehicle: This is essential to ensure that your
– first ensure that your driving posi- back is positioned correctly.
tion is correctly adjusted, – Adjust the distance between the 1
– then adjust your seat belt to pro- seat and the pedals. Your seat
vide maximum protection. should be as far back as possible
while still allowing you to depress
the clutch pedal fully. The seatback
should be adjusted so that your arms
are slightly bent when you hold the
steering wheel. 2
– Adjust the position of your head-
rest. For safety reasons, the top of
Adjusting the seat belts
the headrest must be level with the Sit with your back firmly against the
top of the head. seatback.
Incorrectly adjusted seat
belts may cause injuries in – Adjust the height of the seat. This Shoulder strap 1 should be as close as
the event of an accident. adjustment allows you to select the possible to the base of the neck but not
seat position which offers you the on it.
Use one seat belt per best possible view.
person, whether child or adult. Lap belt 2 should be worn flat over the
– Adjust the position of the steering thighs and against the pelvis.
Even pregnant women should wear wheel.
a seat belt. In this case, ensure that The belt should be worn so that it is as
the lap belt is not exerting too much Refer to the information on the close as possible to your body, i.e.:
pressure on the abdomen, but do “Steering wheel” in Section 1. avoid wearing heavy clothing or keep-
not allow any slack. ing bulky objects under the belts, etc.

1.16
SEAT BELTS (continued)
If your seat belt becomes completely
jammed:
– pull the belt slowly but firmly so that
just over 3 cm unwinds;
– then allow the seat belt to rewind au-
3 tomatically;
1 – unwind it again;
– if there is still a problem, contact your
approved Dealer.
4
5
6 6 ç  eat belt reminder
S
light
This warning light on the instrument
Adjusting the height of the To fasten panel or dashboard goes out to let you
seat belt know that the seat belt has been cor-
Unwind the belt slowly and smoothly rectly fastened.
Move button 3 to select the position you and click buckle 4 into catch 6 (check
require so that shoulder strap 1 is worn that it is locked by pulling on buckle 4).
as described above. If the belt jams before it clicks in, allow Unlocking
it to return before attempting to unwind Press catch 5 on buckle 6 and the seat
Make sure that the seat belt is locked it again.
in position correctly after you have ad- belt will be rewound by the inertia reel.
justed it. Guide the buckle to help the operation.

1.17
SEAT BELTS (continued)

1 3
2
4

Rear side seat belts 1 Rear centre belt Fasten sliding buckle 4 into the corre-
sponding red catch 6.
The belts are locked, unlocked and Unwind belt 3 slowly from its housing,
adjusted in the same way as the front then fasten buckle 2 into the corre-
belts. sponding black catch 5.

Check that the rear seat


belts are positioned and
operating correctly each
time the rear bench seat is
moved.

1.18
SEAT BELTS (continued)
The following information applies to the vehicle’s front and rear seat belts.

– No modification may be made to the component parts of the restraint system (belts and seats and their mountings)
fitted originally.
For special cases (e.g. fitting child seats) contact your approved Dealer.
– Do not use devices which allow any slack in the belts (e.g. clothes pegs, clips, etc.): a seat belt which is worn too loosely
may cause injury in the event of an accident.
– Never wear the shoulder strap under your arm or behind your back.
– Never use the same belt for more than one person and never hold a baby or child on your lap with your seat belt around
them.
– The belt should never be twisted.
– Following an accident, have the seat belts checked and replaced if necessary. Always replace your seat belts as soon as
they show any signs of wear.
– When putting back the rear bench seat, take care that the seat belts are correctly positioned so that they can be used
properly.

1.19
METHODS OF RESTRAINT IN ADDITION TO THE FRONT SEAT BELTS
These are:
– Have the entire restraint
– pretensioners, system checked following
– chest and lap belt force limiters, an accident.
– air bags for driver and front pas- – No operation whatso-
senger. ever is permitted on any part of
the system (pretensioners, air
These systems are designed to operate bags, computers, wiring) and the
independently or together in the event system components must not
of a front, side or rear impact. be reused on any other vehicle,
Depending on the severity of the impact, even if identical.
the system can trigger: – To avoid incorrect triggering of the
– seat belt locking; 1 system which may cause injury,
only qualified personnel from an
– the lap belt pretensioner to keep
approved dealer may work on the
the occupant in their seat, the low
pretensioner and air bag system.
volume front air bag and the force Pretensioners
limiter; – The electric trigger system may
With the ignition switched on, if the only be tested by a specially
– the large volume air bag. vehicle is subjected to a significant trained technician using special
frontal impact the system may, depend- equipment.
ing on the severity of impact, trigger pis-
ton 1 which instantly retracts the belt. – When the vehicle is scrapped,
contact an approved dealer for
The pretensioners flatten the belt disposal of the pretensioner and
against the body, holding the occupant air bag gas generators.
against the seat, thus improving the ef-
ficiency of the belt.

1.20
METHODS OF RESTRAINT IN ADDITION TO THE FRONT SEAT BELTS (continued)
Chest-level and lap belt load Air bags for driver and front
limiters passenger
Above a certain severity of impact, this Fitted to the driver and passenger side.
mechanism is used to limit the force of The presence of this equipment is in- A
the belt against the body so that it is at dicated by the word “Air bag” on the
an acceptable level. steering wheel and the dashboard (air
bag zone A) and a label on the lower
part of the windscreen or on the sun
visor.
Each air bag system consists of:
– an air bag and gas generator fitted
on the steering wheel for the driver
and in the dashboard for the front
passenger;
– an electronic unit for system monitor-
ing which controls the gas generator
electrical trigger system;

– a single å warning light on the


instrument panel.
The air bag system uses
pyrotechnic principles. This
– remote sensors for the device. explains why, when the air
bag inflates, it will gener-
ate heat, produce smoke (this does
not mean that a fire is about to start)
and make a noise upon detonation.
In a situation where an air bag is
required, it will inflate immediately
and this may cause some minor, su-
perficial grazing to the skin or other
problems.

1.21
METHODS OF RESTRAINT IN ADDITION TO THE FRONT SEAT BELTS (continued)
Operation
This system is only operational when 1
the ignition is switched on.
In a severe frontal impact, the air bags
inflate rapidly, cushioning the impact
of the driver’s head and chest against
the steering wheel and of the front pas-
senger against the dashboard. The air
bags then deflate immediately so that
the passengers are not in any way hin-
dered from leaving the vehicle.

Special feature of the front air Operating faults


bag Warning light 1 will light up on the in-
There are two volumes of operation de- strument panel when the ignition is
pending on the severity of the impact: switched on and then go out after a few
seconds.
– low volume air bag, this is the first
stage of operation; If it does not light up when the ignition
is switched on, or comes on when the
– large volume air bag, the straps are engine is running, there is a fault in the
torn in order to allow the air bag to in- system.
flate to a higher volume (in the event
of more severe impacts). Contact your approved Dealer as soon
as possible. Your protection will be re-
duced until this fault is rectified.

1.22
METHODS OF RESTRAINT IN ADDITION TO THE FRONT SEAT BELTS (continued)
All of the warnings below are given so that the air bag is not obstructed in any way when it is inflated and also to prevent
the risk of serious injuries caused by items which may be dislodged when the air bag inflates.

Warnings concerning the driver’s air bag


– Do not modify the steering wheel or the steering wheel boss.
– Do not cover the steering wheel boss under any circumstances.
– Do not attach any objects (badge, logo, clock, telephone holder, etc.) to the steering wheel boss.
– The steering wheel must not be removed (except by qualified personnel from our Network).
– When driving, do not sit too close to the steering wheel. Sit with your arms slightly bent (see the information on “Adjusting
your driving position” in Section 1). This will allow sufficient space for the air bag to deploy correctly and be fully effective.

Warnings concerning the passenger air bag


– Do not attach or glue any objects (badge, logo, clock, telephone holder, etc.) to the dashboard in the proximity of the air bag
housing.
– Do not place anything between the dashboard and the passenger (pet, umbrella, walking stick, parcels, etc.).
– The passenger must not put his or her feet on the dashboard or seat as there is a risk that serious injuries may occur. In
general, parts of the body should be kept away from the dashboard (knees, hands, head, etc.).
– The passenger air bags should be reactivated as soon as a child seat is removed, to ensure the protection of the front pas-
senger in the event of an impact.
A REAR-FACING CHILD SEAT MUST NOT BE FITTED TO THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT UNLESS THE ADDITIONAL
RESTRAINT SYSTEMS, I.E. THE PASSENGER AIR BAG, ARE DEACTIVATED.
(Refer to the information on “Deactivating the front passenger air bags” in Section 1.)

1.23
METHODS OF RESTRAINT IN ADDITION TO THE REAR SEAT BELTS
Depending on the vehicle, they com-
– Have the entire restraint
Force limiter
prise:
system checked following Above a certain severity of impact, this
– seat belt pretensioners built into an accident. mechanism is used to limit the force of
the inertia reels, the belt against the body so that it is at
– No operation whatso-
– force limiter. an acceptable level.
ever is permitted on any part of
These systems are designed to act the system (pretensioners, air
independently or together when the bags, computers, wiring) and the
vehicle is subjected to a frontal impact. system components must not
be reused on any other vehicle,
There are two possibilities, depending even if identical.
on the force of the impact:
– To avoid incorrect triggering of the
– protection is provided by the seat system which may cause injury,
belt only; only qualified RENAULT Network
– the pretensioner is triggered to rec- personnel may work on the pre-
tify seat belt slack. tensioner and air bag system.
– The electrical trigger system may
Rear seat belt pretensioners only be tested by a specially
trained technician using special
This system is only operational when equipment.
the ignition is switched on.
– When the vehicle is scrapped,
If the vehicle is subjected to a severe contact your RENAULT Dealer
frontal impact, a device retracts the for disposal of the pretensioner
seat belt, pulling the seat belt tight and air bag gas generators.
against the body and thus improving its
effectiveness.

1.24
SIDE PROTECTION DEVICES
Side air bags
This air bag may be fitted to each of the
front seats and is activated at the sides
of the seats (door side) to protect the
occupants in the event of a severe side
impact.

Curtain air bags


These air bags may be fitted along the
top of each side of the vehicle and are
triggered along the front and rear side
windows to protect the passengers in
the event of a severe side impact. Warnings concerning the side air bag
– Fitting seat covers: seats equipped with an air bag require covers
specifically designed for your vehicle. Contact an approved Dealer to find
out if these covers are available.
The use of any covers other than those designed for your vehicle (and includ-
ing those designed for another vehicle) may affect the operation of the air bags
A marking on the windscreen in- and reduce your protection.
forms you of the presence of addi-
– Do not place any accessories, objects or even pets between the seatback, the
tional means of restraint (air bags,
door and the internal fittings. Do not cover the seatback with any items such as
pretensioners, etc.) in the passen-
clothes or accessories. This may prevent the air bag from operating correctly
ger compartment.
or cause injury when the air bag is deployed.
– No work or modification whatsoever may be carried out on the seat or internal
fittings, except by qualified personnel from an approved dealer.

These air bags operate


through slits in the front
seatbacks (door side):
never insert any objects in
these slits.

1.25
ADDITIONAL METHODS OF RESTRAINT
All the warnings below are given so that air bag activation is not obstructed in any way and also to prevent the risk of
serious injuries caused by items which may be dislodged when the air bag inflates.

The air bag is designed to complement the action of the seat belt. Both the air bags and seat belts are integral parts
of the same protection system. It is therefore essential to wear the seat belt at all times. If seat belts are not worn, the
occupants are exposed to the risk of serious injury in the event of an accident. It may also increase the risk of minor
superficial injuries occurring when the air bag is deployed, although such minor injuries are always possible with air
bags.
If the vehicle should overturn or suffer a rear impact, however severe, the pretensioners and air bags are not always triggered.
Impacts to the underside of the vehicle, eg. from pavements, potholes or stones, can all trigger these systems.
– No work or modification whatsoever may be carried out on any part of the air bag system (air bags, pretensioners, compu-
ter, wiring harness, etc.), except by qualified RENAULT Network personnel.
– To ensure that the system is in good working order and to avoid accidental triggering of the system which may cause injury,
only qualified RENAULT Network personnel may work on the air bag system.
– As a safety precaution, have the air bag system checked if your vehicle has been involved in an accident, or is stolen or
broken into.
– When selling or lending the vehicle, inform the user of these points and hand over this handbook with the vehicle.
– When scrapping your vehicle, contact your RENAULT Dealer for disposal of the gas generator(s).

1.26
Child safety: General information
Carrying children Using a child seat For vehicles fitted with a TRIPTIC rear
The level of protection offered by the bench seat, configuring it as a 2-seater
Children, and adults, must be correctly bench seat with the large section of the
seated and strapped in for all journeys. child seat depends on its ability to re-
strain your child and on its installation. seatback folded down prevents the re-
The children being carried in your vehi- maining place being used for fitting
cle are your responsibility. Incorrect installation compromises the
protection it offers the child in the event child seats using the vehicle seat belt,
A child is not a miniature adult. Children of harsh braking or an impact. as it is not possible to fasten it (seat belt
are at risk of specific injuries as their buckle inaccessible)
muscles and bones have not yet fin- Before purchasing a child seat, check
ished growing. The seat belt alone that it complies with the regulations for
would not provide suitable protection. the country you are in and that it can
Use an approved child seat and ensure be fitted in your vehicle. Consult an ap-
you use it correctly. proved dealer to find out which seats
are recommended for your vehicle.
Before fitting a child seat, read the
manual and respect its instructions. If
you experience any difficulties during
installation, contact the manufacturer
of the equipment. Keep the instructions
with the seat.

Set a good example by always fas-


tening your seat belt and teaching
your child:
– to strap themselves in correctly.
– to always get in and out of the car
at the kerb, away from busy traf-
fic.
Do not use a second-hand child
seat or one without an instruction
manual.
Check that there are no objects in
the vicinity of the child seat which
could impede its operation.

1.27
Child safety: General information (continued)

Never leave a child unat-


tended in the vehicle.
Check that your child is
always strapped in and that
the belt or safety harness used is
correctly set and adjusted. Avoid
wearing bulky clothing which could
cause the belts to slacken.
Never let your child put their head or
arms out of the window.
Check that the child is in the correct
position for the entire journey, espe-
cially if asleep.

A collision at 30 mph
(50 km/h) is the same as fall-
ing a distance of 10 metres.
Transporting a child without
a restraint is the equivalent of allow-
ing him or her to play on a fourth-
floor balcony without railings.
Never travel with a child held in your
arms. In the event of an accident,
you will not be able to keep hold of
To prevent the doors being the child, even if you yourself are
opened, use the “Child wearing a seat belt.
safety” device (refer to the If your vehicle has been involved in
information on “Opening and a road accident, replace the child
closing the doors” in Section 1). seat and have the seat belts and
ISOFIX anchorage points checked.

1.28
Child safety: Choosing a child seat

Rear-facing child seats Forward-facing child seats Booster cushions


A baby’s head is, proportionally, heavier The child’s head and abdomen need From 15 kg or 4 years, the child can
than that of an adult and its neck is very to be protected as a priority. A forward- travel using a booster seat, which will
fragile. Transport the child in this posi- facing child seat which is firmly at- enable the seat belt to be adapted to
tion as long as possible (until the age of tached to the vehicle will reduce the risk suit his/her size and shape. The booster
2 at the very least). It supports both the of impact to the head. Ensure your child seat cushion must be fitted with guides
head and the neck. travels in a forward-facing seat with a to position the seat belt on the child’s
Choose a bucket type seat for best side harness or buckle for as long as their thighs rather than the stomach. It is
protection and change it as soon as the size permits. recommended that you use a seatback
child’s head is higher than the shell. Choose a bucket type seat for optimum fitted with a belt strap guide which can
side protection. be adjusted in terms of height to posi-
tion the seat belt in the centre of the
shoulder. It must never rest on the neck
or on the arm.
Choose a bucket type seat for optimum
side protection.

1.29
Child safety: Choosing a child seat mounting
The are two ways of attaching child Attachment with the ISOFIX system
seats: via the seat belt or using the Do not use the child seat Authorised ISOFIX child seats are ap-
ISOFIX system. if it may unfasten the seat proved in accordance with regulation
belt restraining it: the base ECE-R44 in one of the three following
Attachment via the seat belt of the seat must not rest on
The seat belt must be adjusted to scenarios:
the buckle and/or catch of the seat – ISOFIX universal 3-point forward-
ensure that it is effective in the event of belt.
harsh braking or an impact. facing seat
Ensure that the strap paths indicated – ISOFIX semi-universal 2-point seat
by the child seat manufacturer are re- – specific
spected. For the latter two, check that your child
Always check that the seat belt is cor- seat can be installed by consulting the
The seat belt must never list of compatible vehicles.
rectly fastened by pulling it up, then be twisted or the tension
pulling it out fully whilst pressing on the Attach the child seat with the ISOFIX
relieved. Never pass the locks, if these are provided. The ISOFIX
child seat. shoulder strap under the
Check that the seat is correctly held by system allows quick, easy, safe fitting.
arm or behind the back. The ISOFIX system consists of 2 rings
moving it from side to side and back Check that the seat belt has not
to front: the seat should remain firmly and, in some case, a third ring.
been damaged by sharp edges.
fixed. If the seat belt does not operate nor-
mally, it will not protect the child.
Consult an approved dealer. Do not
use this seat until the seat belt has
Triptic rear bench seat been repaired.
If the rear bench seat is in
the two-seater position with
the large section of the seat- Before using an ISOFIX
back folded down, this prevents the child seat that you pur-
remaining seat being used for the chased for another vehicle,
installation of a child seat using the check that its installation is
vehicle seat belt, as it is not possi- No modifications may be authorised. Consult the list of vehi-
ble to fasten the seat belt (seat belt made to the component cles which can be fitted with the seat
buckle not accessible). parts of the restraint system with the equipment manufacturer.
(belts, ISOFIX and seats
and their mountings) originally
fitted.

1.30
Child safety: Choosing a child seat mounting (continued)

1 4
3

The two rings 1 are located between The 3rd ring is used to attach the upper
the seatback and the seat base of the belt on some child seats.
seat and are identified by a marking. The ISOFIX anchorage
Depending on the vehicle, to attach the
points have been exclu-
To ensure your child seat can be easily child seat belt 3:
sively designed for child
fitted and locked on rings 1, use access – open the ring cover 5, seats with the ISOFIX
guides 2 on the child seat.
– attach the hook 4 to the ring 5 lo- system. Never fit a different type of
cated on the roof rear cross member child seat, seat belt or other objects

and marked by ± ,
to these fittings.
Check that nothing is obstructing
– close the cover and tighten the belt. the anchorage points.
Do not change the position of the bench If your vehicle has been involved in
seat (if sliding) after tensioning the a road accident, have the ISOFIX
belt. fittings checked and replace your
child seat.

1.31
Child safety: fitting a child seat
Some seats are not suitable for fitting In the front seat In the rear side seat
child seats. The diagrams on the fol- The laws concerning children travel- Carrycots can only be fitted in the
lowing pages show you how to attach ling in the front passenger seat differ in 3-seater position and will take up at
a child seat. every country. Consult the legislation in least two seats. Position the child with
The types of child seats indicated may force and follow the indications on the his or her feet nearest the door.
not be available. Before using a differ- diagrams on the following pages. Move the front seat as far forward as
ent child seat, check with the manufac- Before fitting a child seat in this seat (if possible to install a rear-facing child
turer that it can be fitted. authorised): seat, then move back the seat or seats
– lower the seat belt as far as possi- in front in accordance with the child
ble; seat instructions.
– move the seat as far back as possi- For the safety of the child in the for-
ble; ward-facing seat, do not move the seat
– gently tilt the seatback away from in front back past the middle of the
vertical (approximately 25°); runner, do not tilt the seatback too far
Fit the child seat in a rear – on equipped vehicles, raise the seat (maximum of 25°) and raise the seat as
seat wherever possible. base as far as possible. much as possible.
Check that when installing Do not change these settings after the Always move the (sliding) bench seat
the child seat in the vehicle child seat is installed. back as far as possible. The floor sup-
it is not at risk of coming loose from port of the child seat should rest of the
its base. floor in accordance with the child seat
instructions. A booster cushion may be
If you have to remove the headrest, fitted on the TRIPTIC bench seat, using
check that it is correctly stored so the ISOFIX locks and the seat belt, in
that it does not come loose under the 2-seater position only.
harsh braking or impact.
Always attach the child seat to the RISK OF DEATH OR In rear centre seat
vehicle even if it is not in use so that SERIOUS INJURY: before Seat limited to certain booster cushions
it does not come loose under harsh fitting a rear-facing child available from an approved Dealer.
braking or impact. seat in this seat, check Consult the booklet available from an
that the air bag has been deacti- approved Dealer.
vated (refer to the information on
“Deactivating the front passenger
air bags” in Section 1).

1.32
child safety: installation diagram (sliding bench seats)
Child seat attached using the ISOFIX
fitting
ü = seat which allows an ISOFIX
child seat to be fitted.
± = the rear seats are fitted with
an anchorage point which allows a
forward-facing ISOFIX child seat
with universal approval to be fitted.
This is located on the roof rear
cross member under a cover.
The size of the ISOFIX child seat is in-
dicated by a letter:
– A, B and B1: for forward-facing seats
in group 1 (9 to 18 kg);
Child seat attached using the belt
³ = check the status of the front
air bag before fitting a child seat
U = seat which allows a seat with “uni-
versal” approval to be attached
– C: rear-facing seats in group 1 (9 to
18 kg);
or allowing a passenger to use the with a belt; – D and E: shell seat or rear-facing
seat. UD = seat which only allows a rear- seats in group 0 or 0+ (less than
facing seat with “universal” ap- 13 kg);
proval to be fitted;
– F and G: cots in group 0 (less than
L = seat which allows certain booster
10 kg).
cushions to be fitted. Consult the
RISK OF DEATH OR booklet available from an approved
SERIOUS INJURY: before Dealer.
fitting a rear-facing child
seat in the front passen-
ger seat, check that the air bag has
been deactivated (refer to the infor-
mation on “Deactivating the front
passenger air bags” at the end of Using a child safety system which is not approved for this vehicle will not
the paragraph). correctly protect the baby or child. They risk serious or even fatal injury.

1.33
child safety: installation table (sliding bench seats)
The table below summarises the information already shown on the diagram on the previous page, to ensure the regula-
tions in force are respected.

Weight of ISOFIX Front passenger Rear side Rear centre


Type of seat
the child seat size seat (1) (3) seats (7) (8) seat

Carrycot fitted across the vehicle U - IL


< 10 kg F–G X X
group 0 (4)

Rear-facing shell seat < 13 kg and U - IL


C, D, E U X
group 0 or 0 + and 1 9 to 18 kg (2) (5)

Forward-facing seat U - IUF - IL


9 to 18 kg A, B, B1 X X
group 1 (2) (6)

Booster seat 15 to 25 kg and U – IL L


– X
group 2 and 3 22 to 36 kg (2) (6) (8) (2) (6)

(1) RISK OF DEATH OR (2) For vehicles fitted with


SERIOUS INJURY: before the TRIPTIC rear seat, if
fitting a rear-facing child the bench seat is in the
seat in the front passen- 2-seater position with the
ger seat, check that the air bag has large section of the seatback folded
been deactivated (refer to the infor- down this prevents the remaining
mation on “Deactivating the front seat being used for the installation
passenger air bags” at the end of of child seats using the vehicle seat
the paragraph). belt, as it is not possible to fasten
the seat belt (seat belt buckle not
accessible).

1.34
child safety: installation table (sliding bench seats)
X = S
 eat not suitable for fitting child seats.
U = S
 eat allowing a child seat with “Universal” approval to be attached by seat belt; check that it can be fitted correctly.
IUF/IL = On equipped vehicles, seat which allows a child seat with “universal/semi-universal or vehicle specific” approval to be
fitted using the ISOFIX system; check that it can be fitted correctly .
L = Seat which allows certain booster cushions to be fitted. Consult the booklet available from an approved Dealer.
(3) Only a rear-facing child seat can be fitted in this seat: position the vehicle seat as far back as possible, and gently tilt the seat-
back (approximately 25°).
(4) A
 carrycot can be installed across the vehicle and will take up at least two seats. Position the child with his or her feet nearest
the door.
(5) M
 ove the front seat as far forward as possible to install a rear-facing child seat, then move back the seat or seats in front in
accordance with the child seat instructions.
(6) F
 orward-facing child seat; position the seatback of the child seat in contact with the seatback of the vehicle seat. Adjust the
headrest, or remove it if necessary. Do not push the seat in front of the child more than halfway back on its runners and do not
recline the seatback more than 25°.
(7) B
 efore fitting a child seat (excluding carrycot) on vehicles fitted with TRIPTIC bench seats, it is recommendable to put the
bench seat in the 2-seater position if possible (refer to information on “Rear bench seat functions” in section 3). In the 2 or
3-seater positions, move the bench seat as far back as possible, checking that the floor support of the child seat is resting on
the floor in accordance with the child seat instructions.
(8) It is not possible to fit a booster cushion using the ISOFIX anchorage points and the seat belt on the rear side seat when the
TRIPTIC bench seat is in the 3-seater position.

1.35
child safety: fixed bench seat installation diagram
Child seat attached using the ISOFIX
mounting
ü = seat which allows an ISOFIX
child seat to be fitted.
± = the rear seats are fitted with
an anchorage point which allows a
forward facing ISOFIX child seat
with universal approval to be fitted.
The anchoring ring is located on
the roof rear cross member under
a cover.
The size of the ISOFIX child seat is in-
dicated by a letter:
– A, B and B1: for forward-facing seats
Child seat attached using the belt in group 1 (9 to 18 kg);
³ = check the status of the front
air bag before fitting a child seat
U = seat which allows a seat with “uni-
versal” approval to be attached – C: rear-facing seats in group 1 (9 to
with a belt; 18 kg);
or allowing a passenger to use the
seat. UD = seat which only allows a rear- – D and E: shell seat or rear-facing
facing seat with “universal” ap- seats in group 0 or 0+ (less than
proval to be fitted; 13 kg);
L = seat which allows certain booster
– F and G: cots in group 0 (less than
cushions to be fitted. Consult the
10 kg).
RISK OF DEATH OR booklet available from an approved
SERIOUS INJURY: before Dealer.
fitting a rear-facing child
seat in the front passen-
ger seat, check that the air bag has
been deactivated (refer to the infor-
mation on “Deactivating the front
passenger air bags” at the end of Using a child safety system which is not approved for this vehicle will not
the paragraph). correctly protect the baby or child. They risk serious or even fatal injury.

1.36
Child safety: installation table (fixed bench seat)
The table below summarises the information already shown on the diagram on the previous page, to ensure the regula-
tions in force are respected.
Weight of ISOFIX Front passenger Rear side Rear centre
Type of seat
the child seat size seats (1) (2) seats seat
Carrycot fitted across the
U - IL
vehicle < 10 kg F–G X X
(3)
group 0
Rear-facing shell seat U - IL
up to 18 kg C, D, E U X
group 0 or 0 + and 1 (4)
Forward-facing seat U - IUF - IL
9 kg to 18 kg A, B, B1 X X
group 1 (5)
Booster seat U - IL L
15 kg to 36 kg – X
group 2 and 3 (5) (5)
X = seat not suitable for fitting child seats.
U = seat allowing a child seat with “Universal” approval to be attached by seat belt; check that it can be fitted correctly.
IUF/IL = on equipped vehicles, seat which allows a child seat with “universal, semi-universal or vehicle specific” approval to be
fitted using the ISOFIX system; check that it can be fitted correctly.
L = seat which allows certain booster cushions to be fitted. Consult the booklet available from an approved Dealer.
(2) Only a rear-facing child seat can be fitted to this seat: position the vehicle seat as far back and as high as possible, and gently
tilt the seatback (approximately 25°).
(3) A carrycot can be installed across the vehicle and will take up at least two seats. Position the child with his or her feet nearest
the door.
(4) Move the front seat as far forward as possible to install a rear-facing child seat, then move back the seat or seats in front in
accordance with the child seat instructions.
(5) Forward-facing child seat; position the seatback of the child seat in contact with the seatback of the vehicle seat. Adjust the
height of the headrest or remove it if necessary; do not push the seat in front of the child more than halfway back on its runners
and do not recline the seatback more than 25°.

(1) RISK OF DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY: before fitting a rear-facing child seat in the front passenger seat, check
that the air bag has been deactivated (refer to the information on “Deactivating the front passenger air bags” at the
end of the paragraph).

1.37
Child safety: Deactivating/activating the front passenger air bag

The passenger air bag must


only be deactivated or acti-
1 vated with the ignition off.
If it is interfered with when
the vehicle is being driven, indicator

2
lights
on.
å and © will come

Switch the ignition off then on again


to reset the air bag in accordance
with the lock.

Deactivating the front To deactivate the air bags: when the


DANGER
passenger air bags vehicle is stationary, push and turn
(on equipped vehicles) lock 1 to the OFF position. Since front passenger air
bag triggering and the po-
You must deactivate the devices in ad- With the ignition on, you must check
sition of a rear-facing child
dition to the front passenger seat belt
before fitting a child seat in the front
that indicator light 2] is lit on the
central display and, depending on the
seat are incompatible, it is not per-
mitted to fit such a seat in this posi-
passenger seat. vehicle, that the message “Passenger tion unless the vehicle is fitted with
air bag deactivated” is displayed. an air bag deactivation device. The
child may suffer very serious injuries
This light remains permanently lit to if the air bag inflates.
let you know that you can fit a child
seat. The markings on the dashboard and
the sun visor remind you of these in-
structions.

1.38
Child safety: Deactivating/activating the front passenger air bag (continued)

The passenger air bag must


only be deactivated or acti-
vated with the ignition off.
1
If it is interfered with when
the vehicle is being driven, indicator
lights
on.
å and © will come
2
Switch the ignition off then on again
to reset the air bag in accordance
with the lock.

Activating the front Operating faults DANGER


passenger air bags It is forbidden to fit a rear-facing child Since front passenger air
You should reactivate the air bag as seat to the front passenger seat if the bag triggering and the po-
soon as you remove the child seat from air bag activation/deactivation system sition of a rear-facing child
the front passenger seat to ensure the is faulty. seat are incompatible, it is not per-
protection of the front passenger in the Allowing any other passenger to sit in mitted to fit such a seat in this posi-
event of an impact. that seat is not recommended. tion unless the vehicle is fitted with
To reactivate the air bags: switch off an air bag deactivation device. The
Contact your approved dealer as soon
the ignition, press and turn lock 1 to the child may suffer very serious injuries
as possible.
ON position. if the air bag inflates.
With the ignition on, check that warning The markings on the dashboard and

light 2] is off. The front passenger


seat belt additional restraint systems
the sun visor remind you of these in-
structions.

are activated.

1.39
DRIVER’S POSITION, LEFT-HAND DRIVE
12 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 14 13 12 11
18 15

17 16

1.40
DRIVER’S POSITION, LEFT-HAND DRIVE (continued)
The fittings described DEPEND ON THE VEHICLE VERSION AND COUNTRY.

1 Side window demister outlet. 9 Side air vent. 20 Location for radio, navigation
system, etc.
2 Side air vent. 10 Side window demister outlet.
21 Hazard warning lights switch.
3 Stalk for: 11 Glove box.
– direction indicator lights; 22 – Radio remote control;
– exterior lights; 12 Centre air vent. – Hands-free telephone integrated
– front fog lights; control.
– rear fog lights. 13 Heating or air conditioning control.
23 Steering column height adjustment
4 Driver’s air bag location, horn, 14 Central door locking switch. control.
cruise control/speed limiter con-
trols. 15 Gear lever. 24 Bonnet release.

5 Stalk for: 16 Cigar lighter. 25 Fuse box.


– windscreen and rear screen
wash/wipe; 17 Handbrake. 26 Controls for:
– Trip computer information read- – parking distance control;
out control. 18 Cruise control/speed limiter con- – traction control;
trol. – electric headlight beam adjust-
6 Ignition switch. ment.
19 Location for a cup holder, ashtray,
7 Instrument panel. etc.

8 Passenger air bag location.

1.41
DRIVER’S POSITION, RIGHT-HAND DRIVE
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

26 25 24 23 17 16 15 14 13 12 11
22
21
18

20 19

1.42
DRIVER’S POSITION, RIGHT-HAND DRIVE (continued)
The fittings described DEPEND ON THE VEHICLE VERSION AND COUNTRY.

1 Side window demister outlet. 9 Side air vent. 17 Location for radio, navigation
system, etc.
2 Side air vent. 10 Side window demister outlet.
18 Location for a cup holder, ashtray,
3 Location of passenger air bag. 11 Controls for: etc.
– parking distance control;
4 Centre air vents. – traction control; 19 Cigar lighter.
– electric headlight beam adjust-
5 Instrument panel. ment. 20 Handbrake.

6 Stalk for: 12 Ignition switch. 21 Cruise control/speed limiter con-


– direction indicator lights; trol.
– exterior lights; 13 – Radio remote control.
– front fog lights; – Hands-free telephone integrated 22 Gear lever.
– rear fog lights. control.
23 Hazard warning lights switch.
7 Driver’s air bag location, horn, 14 Steering column height adjustment
cruise control/speed limiter con- control. 24 Glove box.
trols.
15 Heating or air conditioning control. 25 Fuse box.
8 Stalk for:
– windscreen and rear screen 16 Central door locking switch. 26 Bonnet release.
wash/wipe;
– Trip computer information read-
out control.

1.43
INSTRUMENT PANEL: warning lights
The presence and operation of the warning lights DEPEND ON THE EQUIPMENT AND COUNTRY.

c Left-hand direction indicator


tell-tale Ä Toxic Fume Filter System
Warning Light

b Right-hand direction indica-


tor tell-tale
This comes on when the engine is
started then goes out.
A
á Main beam headlight tell-
tale
– If it lights up continuously, consult
your approved Dealer as soon as
possible.
k Dipped beam headlight tell-
tale – if it flashes, reduce the engine speed
until the light stops flashing. Contact
g Front fog light tell-tale
your approved Dealer as soon as
possible.
f Rear fog light tell-tale
Refer to the information on “Antipollution,
fuel economy and driving” in Section 2.
u Side light tell-tale light

ç Driver’s seat belt reminder


warning light
If the © indicator light comes If the driver’s seat belt is not fastened
on, you should visit an approved it begins to flash when the vehicle
Dealer immediately. reaches a speed of 12 mph (20 km/h) If no lights or sounds are ap-
and a buzzer sounds for approximately parent, this indicates a fault
If the ® indicator light comes two minutes. in the instrument panel. This
on, you must stop as soon as traf- indicates that it is essential
fic conditions allow. Contact an ap-
proved Dealer. ] Passenger air bag OFF
This warning light comes on
several seconds after the ignition is
to stop immediately (as soon as traf-
fic conditions allow). Ensure that the
In some cases, the appearance of vehicle is correctly immobilised and
switched on when the front passenger contact an approved Dealer.
a warning light is accompanied by air bags are deactivated (depending on
a message on the instrument pan- vehicle).
el A.

1.44
INSTRUMENT PANEL: warning lights (continued)
The presence and operation of the warning lights DEPEND ON THE EQUIPMENT AND COUNTRY.

© Warning light
This lights up when the engine is started
ê Engine immobiliser system
warning light
Refer to the information on the “Engine
and goes out after a few seconds. immobiliser” in Section 1.

A
It can light up with other indicator lights
or messages on the instrument panel.
If it lights up when the vehicle is being
À Oil pressure warning light
This lights up when the igni-
driven, it is advisable to stop at an ap- tion is switched on and goes out after
proved Dealer soon. a few seconds. If it comes on when you
are driving accompanied by the ®
® STOP light warning light and a beep, it is essential
This goes out a few seconds after the to stop and switch off the ignition.
ignition is switched on. It comes on with Check the oil level. If the level is
other warning lights and/or messages, normal, the indicator light is being lit by
and is accompanied by a beep. It indi- something else. Contact an approved
cates that it is essential to stop as soon Dealer.

Ð as traffic conditions allow. Contact an


approved Dealer. ‰ Š
lights.
Fuel economy indicator

ΠSpeed limiter and cruise


control indicator lights ù Warning light for Electronic
Stability Program (ESP) and
traction control system (ASR).
This lights up when the ignition is
switched on and goes out after a few
To understand how this operates, refer seconds. This lights up to let you know
to the information on the “Cruise control There are several reasons for the warn-
the best time to engage a higher or
- Speed limiter” in Section 2. ing light coming on: refer to the informa-
lower gear.
tion on the “Electronic Stability Program
Ü Particle filter warning light
(ESP)” and “Traction control system
(ASR)” in Section 2.
This lights up when the ignition is
switched on and goes out after a few
seconds. If it lights up when the vehi-
cle is being driven, contact an approved
Dealer.

1.45
INSTRUMENT PANEL: warning lights (continued)
The presence and operation of the warning lights DEPEND ON THE EQUIPMENT AND COUNTRY.

Ú Battery charge warning light


This lights up when the ignition
is switched on and goes out after a few
D Handbrake on and brake cir-
cuit incident warning light
This comes on when the ignition is
seconds. switched on and goes out as soon as
If it comes on when you are driving ac- the handbrake is released. If the hand-
A companied by the ® warning light brake is not fully released, the warning
and a beep, it indicates that the elec- light will remain lit, a beep will sound
trical circuit is overcharged or under- and the message “handbrake on” will
charged. be displayed on the instrument panel
Stop as soon as traffic conditions allow when the vehicle reaches a speed of
and contact an approved Dealer. 12 mph (20 km/h) or more.
Automatic transmission oper- If it comes on during braking and is ac-
è ational warning lights companied by the ® warning light
and a beep, it indicates that the fluid
Refer to the information on level in the circuit is low or that there is
c the “Automatic gearbox”
x Anti-lock braking warning
light
A
and “Quickshift gearbox” in
Section 2.
a braking system fault. Stop as soon as
traffic conditions allow and contact an
approved Dealer.
It comes on when the engine is started
then goes out. ê å Air bag warning light
This lights up when the ignition is
If it lights up when you are driving, it in-
dicates a fault in the anti-lock braking
system.
É Preheating warning light
(diesel version)
switched on and goes out after a few
seconds.
This should come on when the igni- If it does not light up when the ignition
Braking will then be as normal, without tion is switched on. It indicates that the is switched on, or comes on when the
the ABS system. Contact an approved heater plugs are in operation. engine is running, there is a fault in the
Dealer as soon as possible. system. Contact your approved Dealer
It goes out when preheating is com-
plete. The engine can be started. as soon as possible.

2 Door status warning light

1.46
INSTRUMENT PANEL: displays and indicators
Rev counter 3 Fuel gauge 6
(scale x 1 000) The number of squares lit shows the
1 1a 2 3 4 5 6 6a The red zone indicates a prohibited fuel level.
engine speed
Minimum fuel level warning 6a
Speedometer 4 (mph or km/h)
If it flashes and a beep sounds, this in-
Overspeed buzzer dicates that the minimum fuel level has
Depending on the vehicle, a buzzer been reached. Fill up with fuel as soon
sounds for approximately 10 seconds as soon as possible.
every 40 seconds, as long as the ve- Each time the ignition is switched on
hicle is travelling in excess of 72 mph when the minimum fuel level has been
(120 km/h). reached, a beep sounds to warn you.

Display 5 Engine oil level low warning 7


7
It lights up to indicate that a door or the The display informs the driver that the
tailgate is open or not properly closed engine oil level is low when the engine
Coolant temperature indicator 1 is started. This warning lasts for 15 sec-
(refer to the information on the “Tyre
In normal use, the needle should be pressure monitor” in Section 2). onds. Refer to the information on the
below the area marked 1a. Under “Engine oil level” in Section 4.
severe conditions, the needle may
Trip computer and warning system
enter this area.
This is not serious unless the ® After 15 seconds, the display switches
warning light comes on, accompanied to the trip computer function. Refer to
by a message on the instrument panel the information on the “Trip computer
and a beep. and warning system” in the following
pages.
Gear engaged indicator 2 (for vehi-
cles with an automatic gearbox).

1.47
INSTRUMENT PANEL: displays and indicators (continued)

7 8

9
9

Instrument panel brightness Multifunction display 9


adjustment button 7 This displays several types of informa-
Refer to the information on “Exterior tion: multimedia information, clock, ex-
lighting and signals” in Section 1. ternal temperature.

Clock setting button 8


Refer to the information on the “Clock”
in Section 1.

1.48
TRIP COMPUTER AND WARNING SYSTEM
c) mileage before service,
d) programmed speed (speed limiter/
cruise control),
2
e) on-board log: operating fault and in-
formation message readout.

1 Instrument panel in miles


It is possible to switch to km/h.
With the ignition on, press either but-
3 ton 2 or 3 and turn the key to the ac-
cessories position.
The speed measurement unit indica-
tor flashes for approximately three sec-
Trip computer and warning Display selection keys 2 onds, then the new unit flashes on the
display and is then lit up continuously:
system 1 and 3 release button 2 or 3.
This includes the following functions: Scroll through the following informa- To return to the previous mode, repeat
– journey parameters; tion in this order or reverse the order by the operation.
briefly pressing the key repeatedly.
– operating fault messages (usually Note: once the battery is switched off,
a) total mileage recorder; trip mileage
connected to the © warning the trip computer and warning system
recorder, automatically returns to the original unit
light);
b) journey parameters: of measurement.
– warning messages (connected to the
– fuel used,
® warning light). – average fuel consumption,
All these functions are described on the – current fuel consumption (de-
following pages. pending on vehicle),
– estimated range,
– distance travelled.

1.49
TRIP COMPUTER AND WARNING SYSTEM (continued)
Interpreting some of the – You may also notice that the average
values displayed after fuel consumption increases when the
vehicle is stationary and the engine
2 resetting idling.
The values showing average fuel con- This is normal, since the computer
sumption, range and average speed takes account of fuel used during
will become more stable and reliable idling.
the further you travel after pressing the
reset button.
Automatic resetting of the
For the first few miles after pressing the journey parameters
reset button you may notice:
Resetting occurs automatically when
3 – that the range increases as you the maximum value of any of the pa-
travel. rameters is exceeded.
This is normal, as average fuel con-
sumption may decrease when:
Trip mileage recorder reset – the vehicle stops accelerating;
– the engine reaches its operat-
buttons 2 or 3 ing temperature (if the engine
With “trip mileage recorder” selected on was cold when reset key was
the display, press button 2 or 3 until the pressed);
mileage recorder resets to zero. – when driving from a built-up area
onto the open road.
Journey parameter reset
buttons 2 or 3
With one of the trip parameters selected
on the display, press button 2 or 3 until
the display is reset.

1.50
TRIP COMPUTER AND WARNING SYSTEM (continued)
The display of information shown below DEPENDS ON THE VEHICLE EQUIPMENT AND COUNTRY.

Examples of selections Interpreting the display selected

a) Total mileage recorder




Trip mileage recorder




b) Journey parameters


Fuel consumed since the last reset.

Average fuel consumption since the last reset.




This value is displayed after driving 400 metres and takes into account the
distance travelled and the fuel used since the last time the reset button was
pressed.

1.51
TRIP COMPUTER AND WARNING SYSTEM (continued)
The display of information shown below DEPENDS ON THE VEHICLE EQUIPMENT AND COUNTRY.

Examples of display
selections by repeatedly Interpreting the display
pressing 3

Current fuel consumption


This value is displayed after a speed of approximately 18 mph (30 km/h) is
reached.

Estimated range with remaining fuel




This range takes into account the average fuel consumption since the last time the
reset button was pressed.
The value is displayed after driving 400 metres.
Several minutes after the reserve light has come on (refer to the information on the
“Instrument panel”), the estimated range will no longer be displayed.

Distance travelled since the last reset.




Average speed since the last reset.




The value is displayed after driving 400 metres.

1.52
TRIP COMPUTER AND WARNING SYSTEM (continued)
The display of information shown below DEPENDS ON THE VEHICLE EQUIPMENT AND COUNTRY.

Examples of display
selections by repeatedly Interpreting the display
pressing 3

c) Distance before service


Distance remaining until the next service.
There are several scenarios:
– remaining mileage less than 900 miles (1 500 km) or next service due within
two months. The “Service due” message is displayed.
 istance equal to 0 km or service date reached The message “Service vehi-
–d
cle” is displayed when the display is set to “mileage before service”, accompa-
nied by the Ê symbol and the © warning light.
Resetting the display after service in accordance with the maintenance
schedule
The mileage before service must only be reset after a service which complies
with the recommendations in the Maintenance Service Booklet.
If you decide to change the oil more frequently, do not reset this data each time
the oil is changed. This prevents the replacement interval from being exceeded
for other parts included in the maintenance schedule.
To reset the distance before service, press and hold one of the display reset
buttons for approximately 10 seconds until the display shows the mileage per-
manently.

1.53
TRIP COMPUTER AND WARNING SYSTEM (continued)
The display of information shown below DEPENDS ON THE VEHICLE EQUIPMENT AND COUNTRY.

Examples of selections Interpreting the display selected

d) Cruise control/speed limiter speed setting (depending on vehicle)



Refer to the information on the “Cruise control - Speed limiter” in Section 2.

e) On-board log


Successive display:
– of information messages (depending on vehicle: automatic headlights, etc.),
– of operating fault messages (check the injection system, etc.).

1.54
TRIP COMPUTER AND WARNING SYSTEM (continued)
Examples of information messages

Messages Interpretation of messages

“Tailgate open”

Indicates that the tailgate has been left open.

“Oil level OK”


Indicates that the oil level is correct when the ignition is switched on.

“Automatic lights off”




Indicates that the automatic lights function is deactivated.

1.55
TRIP COMPUTER AND WARNING SYSTEM (continued)
Examples of operating fault messages
They come on in conjunction with the © warning light and mean that you should visit your approved Dealer as soon
as possible.

Messages Interpretation of messages

 “Check ESP”


Indicates a fault in the ASR Traction Control system (see the information on “ASR Traction
Control” in Section 2).


“Clean diesel filter”


Indicates that there is water present in the diesel fuel.
Contact your approved Dealer as soon as possible.

1.56
TRIP COMPUTER AND WARNING SYSTEM (continued)
Examples of operating fault messages
They come on in conjunction with the © warning light and mean that you should visit your approved Dealer as soon
as possible.

Messages Interpretation of messages


“Check gearbox”
Indicates that a fault has occurred in the gearbox; contact your approved Dealer as soon
as possible.
24472

“Check automatic lights”


Indicates an automatic lights operating fault; contact your approved Dealer.


“Check steering”
Indicates a power-assisted steering system operating fault.

1.57
TRIP COMPUTER AND WARNING SYSTEM (continued)
Examples of warning messages
They come on in conjunction with the ® warning light and require you to stop immediately (according to traffic con-
ditions).

Messages Interpretation of messages

24459

“Injection fault”
Indicates that the vehicle has a serious engine fault.


“Engine overheating”
Indicates that the engine is overheating.

1.58
TRIP COMPUTER AND WARNING SYSTEM (continued)
Examples of warning messages
They come on in conjunction with the ® warning light and require you to stop immediately (according to traffic con-
ditions).

Messages Interpretation of messages


  “Check steering”
Indicates a fault in the vehicle’s power-assisted steering.


  “Gearbox overheating”
Indicates that the gearbox is overheating.

1.59
INFORMATION DISPLAYS

B
D
A B C C A

2
1
Depending on the vehicle, displays 1
or 2 may show:
– the external temperature (zone A);
– the radio (zone B);
– the time (zone C);
– navigation aid information (zone D).

If the electrical supply is cut (battery


disconnected, broken supply wire,
etc.), the clock will lose its time set-
ting.
The clock must be reset.
We recommend that you do not
adjust these settings while driving.

1.60
STEERING WHEEL

Steering wheel height


adjustment
Pull lever 1 and place the steering wheel
in the required position; push the lever
to lock the steering wheel in place.
Make sure that the steering wheel is
correctly locked. Never leave the steering wheel on
full lock when the vehicle is station-
ary.

Never switch off the igni-


For safety reasons, only tion when travelling down-
adjust the steering wheel hill, and avoid doing so in
when the vehicle is station- normal driving (assistance
ary. is not provided).

1.61
CLOCK

1
1 2
Resetting the clock 1
The time is displayed when the ignition
is switched on. – press button 2 for approximately
three seconds to enter time setting
mode;
– when the hour flashes, press but-
ton 2 again to adjust it;
– wait approximately three seconds,
the minutes will flash; press button 2 If the electrical supply is cut (battery
to set the minutes; disconnected, broken supply wire,
– wait approximately three seconds, etc.), the clock will lose its time set-
the minutes will stop flashing; the ting.
time is set. The clock must be reset.
We recommend that you do not
adjust these settings while driving.

1.62
EXTERNAL TEMPERATURE

1
External temperature
indicator 1
The external temperature is displayed
when the ignition is switched on.

Special note:
External temperature
When the outside temperature is – 3 °C indicator
to + 3° C, the °C characters flash (sig-
nalling a risk of black ice on the road). As ice formation is related
to exposure, local air hu-
midity and temperature, the external
temperature alone is not sufficient to
indicate the presence of ice.

1.63
REAR VIEW MIRRORS

A B

Door mirrors with manual


adjustment
The driver’s door mirror
To adjust the mirror, move lever 1. may have two clearly de-
fined zones. Zone B shows
what can normally be seen
in an ordinary rear view mirror. For
your safety, zone A increases the
area you can see at the rear and to
the side of your vehicle.
The objects in zone A look much
further away than they really are.

1.64
REAR VIEW MIRRORS (continued)
Folding door mirrors
Move button 2 to position F and the
A B door mirrors fold in.
To reset them for driving, return to posi-
tion C, D or E.
D
Heated door mirrors
C
With the engine running, mirror de-
F E icing is activated simultaneously with
rear screen de-icing/demisting. 3
2

Electric door mirrors Interior rear view mirror


With the ignition on, move button 2: The driver’s door mirror Its position can be adjusted. When driv-
– position C to adjust the left-hand may have two clearly de- ing at night, to avoid being dazzled by
door mirror; fined zones. Zone B shows the headlights of the vehicle behind,
what can normally be seen depress the little lever located behind
– position E to adjust the right-hand the rear view mirror 3.
in an ordinary rear view mirror. For
door mirror;
your safety, zone A increases the
D is the inactive position. area you can see at the rear and to
the side of your vehicle.
The objects in zone A look much
further away than they really are.

1.65
AUDIBLE AND VISUAL SIGNALS
Hazard warning lights
é Press switch 2.
This switch activates all four direction
indicators and the side indicator lights
1 simultaneously.
Only use this function to warn other
road users if:
A – you have to stop in an area where
2 stopping is prohibited or unex-
pected;
– you are obliged to drive under spe-
cial conditions.
Depending on the vehicle, the hazard
warning lights may come on automati-
Horn Direction indicators cally under deliberate heavy decelera-
Press steering wheel boss A. Move stalk 1 parallel to the steering tion.
wheel and in the direction you are going
In this case, the hazard warning lights
to turn it.
Headlight flasher may be switched off by pressing
When driving on the motorway, the switch 2 once.
To flash the headlights, even if the lights steering wheel is not often turned
are not on, pull stalk 1 towards you. enough to return the stalk automatically
to 0. There is an intermediate position
in which the stalk may be held when
changing lanes.
When the stalk is released, it automati-
cally returns to 0.

1.66
EXTERIOR LIGHTING AND SIGNALS

1 3
2
1

3
Switching on the side Adjusting the brightness of
u lights the instrument panel lighting
Turn the end of stalk 1 until the symbol With the lights on, press button 3. Each
is opposite mark 2. time the button is pressed, the bright-
In all cases, an indicator light on the in- ness increases; there are four levels of
strument panel comes on. Before driving at night, brightness. Pressing the button again
check that the electrical will dim the lighting to its lowest level.
equipment is operating cor-
rectly and adjust the head-
light beams (if your vehicle is not
carrying its normal load). In gen-
eral, check that the lights are not
obscured (by dirt, mud, snow or ob-
jects which could cover them).

1.67
EXTERIOR LIGHTING AND SIGNALS (continued)
Automatic operation (depending on See-me-home lighting
1 vehicle) function
With the engine running, the dipped This function (useful, for example, for
2 beam headlights are switched on or off opening a gate, a garage, etc.) enables
automatically depending on the level of you to switch on dipped headlights mo-
ambient light, without the need to oper- mentarily.
ate stalk 1 (position 0).
With the ignition off and the headlights
This function can be deactivated or re- off, pull stalk 1 towards you: the dipped
activated. beam headlights come on for approxi-
4
– To activate it, with the ignition on, mately thirty seconds.
press button 4 for at least four sec- This action may be carried out no more
onds. An instrument panel message than four times for a maximum lighting
confirms this action. period of two minutes.
– To deactivate it, with the ignition on, To switch off the lights before they
press button 4 for at least four sec-
Switching on dipped
k beam headlights
onds. The “Auto lights OFF” mes-
sage is displayed on the instrument
go out automatically, turn the end of
stalk 1, then return it to position 0.
panel.
Manual operation
If stalk 1 is operated, it overrides and
Turn the end of stalk 1 until the symbol
cancels the automatic function tempo-
is opposite mark 2.
rarily.
In all cases, an indicator light on the in-
strument panel comes on.

1.68
EXTERIOR LIGHTING AND SIGNALS (continued)
Cornering lights Automatic lighting with main
Depending on the vehicle, if the dipped 1 beam headlights
beam headlights are on when corner- Depending on the vehicle, when you
ing, and under certain driving condi- change to main beam headlights, the
tions (speed, steering wheel angle, for- dipped beam headlight raise to improve
wards gear selected, etc.), additional lighting.
lights are switched on to light the inside
of the bend. Note: in the event of an operating fault
on the system, the dipped beam head-
Note: under certain conditions of pro- light and the main beam headlight con-
longed use, this system will be switched cerned go out and the front fog lights
off automatically as it is intended for use
over limited periods. come on accompanied by the
strument panel warning light.
g in-

Warning: as this operating mode is not


a normal driving condition, consult your
Switching on the main
á beam headlights
RENAULT Dealer as soon as possible.

With the dipped beam headlights lit,


pull stalk 1 towards you.
When the main beam headlights are
lit, an indicator light on the instrument
panel comes on.
To return to the dipped headlight posi-
tion, pull stalk 1 towards you.

1.69
EXTERIOR LIGHTING AND SIGNALS (continued)
Automatic operation (depending on Lights-on warning buzzer
vehicle)
1 If the lights are switched on after the
The lights go out when the engine engine is switched off, a warning beep
is stopped, when the driver’s door is sounds when the driver’s door is opened
opened or when the vehicle is locked. to warn you that the lights are still on.

Switching off the lights


Manual operation
There are three options (depending on
the vehicle):
– return stalk 1 to its initial position;
– the lights extinguish when the engine
is stopped, when the driver’s door is
opened or when the vehicle is locked.
In this case, the next time the engine
is started the lights will be switched
back according to the position of the
stalk 1;
– a timer will switch off the lights auto-
matically.

1.70
EXTERIOR LIGHTING AND SIGNALS (continued)
Rear fog light Switching off the lights
5 1 f Turn centre ring 5 on stalk 1 Turn ring 5 again until mark 6 is oppo-
until the symbol faces mark 6, then re- site the symbol for the fog light you wish
lease it. to switch off.
The fog light can only be switched on if The front and rear fog lights switch off
the dipped beam headlights or front fog when the exterior lights are switched
lights are lit. off.
To avoid inconveniencing other road
users, remember to switch off the rear
fog light when it is no longer needed.
6
Note: the fog light is located on the
driver’s side.

Front fog lights


g Turn centre ring 5 on stalk 1
until the symbol faces mark 6, then re-
lease it.
Operation of the fog lights depends on
the exterior lighting selected, and an in-
dicator light will light up on the instru- When driving in the fog, the dipped
ment panel. beam headlights do not come on
Erratic illumination of the front fog automatically, you must switch them
Do not forget to switch off the fog lights on manually.
when they are no longer needed, to light indicator light on the instrument
avoid inconveniencing other road panel indicates an operating fault Switching on the fog lights remains
users. with the automatic lighting of the the responsibility of the driver: the
main beam headlights. indicator lights on the instrument
Refer to the information on panel inform you whether the fog
“Automatic lighting with main beam lights are lit (indicator light on) or not
headlights” in Section 1. (indicator light not on).

1.71
ELECTRIC BEAM HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT

Examples of positions for control


A depending on the load

Driver only 0

Driver with one front


0
passenger

A
Driver with one front
passenger and three 1
rear passengers
On vehicles fitted with this function, con-
trol A allows you to adjust the height of
the beams according to the load.
Driver with one front
Turn control A downwards to lower the passenger, three
headlights and upwards to raise them. 2
rear passengers and
luggage

Driver with luggage


or load reaching the
3
maximum permissible
all-up weight

1.72
WINDSCREEN WASH/WIPE

1 Vehicles with automatic wiper


function
2 With the engine running, move
1 stalk 1

A park.
A
B automatic wiper function
When this position is selected, the
B system detects the presence of
water on the windscreen and trig-
C gers wiping at a suitable wiping
speed.
D It is possible to modify the sensitiv-
ity by turning ring 2.
With the ignition on, move stalk 1 Special note Each time the engine is started,
A park. it is essential to return to park
When the vehicle is being driven, the position A then to return to the
B intermittent wiping wiping speed slows down whenever the
The wipers will pause for several automatic wiping position.
vehicle stops. The speed will change
seconds between sweeps. It is from fast wiping speed to normal wiping
possible to change the time be- C normal wiping speed.
speed.
tween sweeps by turning ring 2.
C normal wiping speed. As soon as the vehicle moves off, D fast wiping speed.
D fast wiping speed. wiping will return to the speed originally
selected.
Any action on stalk 1 overrides and
cancels automatic operation.

With the vehicle stationary, if for


When working in the engine compartment, ensure that the windscreen any reason the wipers cannot move
wiper stalk is in position A (park). (e.g. stuck to windscreen by ice), the
Risk of injury. system will automatically cut off the
power supply to the wipers.

1.73
WINDSCREEN WASH/WIPE (continued)
– Headlights on
The headlight washers will be acti-
vated at the same time.
1
A

Windscreen washers,
headlight washers Before any action on the
windscreen (washing the
(depending on vehicle) vehicle, de-icing, cleaning
In frosty weather, make sure that
With the ignition on, pull stalk 1 to- the wiper blades are not stuck by ice the windscreen, etc.) return
wards you. (risk of motor overheating). stalk 1 to position A (park).
– Headlights off Keep an eye on the condition of the Risk of injury and/or damage.
A short press triggers one sweep blades. Replace the wiper blades as
cycle of the wiper. soon as they begin to lose efficiency
A longer press triggers three sweeps (approximately once a year).
followed by a final sweep after sev- Clean your windscreen regularly.
eral seconds. When working in the engine
If you switch off the ignition before compartment, ensure that
switching off the windscreen wiper the windscreen wiper stalk
(position A) the blades will stop at is in position A (park).
random on the windscreen.
Risk of injury.

1.74
REAR SCREEN WASH/WIPE

1 p Rear screen wash/wipe


With the ignition on, turn the
Special note
If the windscreen wipers are operat-
2 end of stalk 1 to align mark 2 with the ing or are in automatic mode, the rear
symbol. screen wiper wipes intermittently when
When the stalk is released, it returns to reverse gear is engaged.
the rear screen wiper position.

Y Speed-dependent rear
screen wiper with
timer
With the ignition on, turn the end of In frosty weather, make sure that
stalk 1 to align mark 2 with the symbol. the wiper blades are not stuck by ice
(risk of motor overheating).
Wiping frequency varies with speed.
Keep an eye on the condition of the
blades. Replace the wiper blades as
soon as they begin to lose efficiency
(approximately once a year).
Regularly clean your rear screen.
Before using the rear wiper, check
that no objects are obstructing the
travel of the blade.

1.75
FUEL TANK
Fuel grade
Use a high grade fuel that complies
with the standards currently in force in
each country.
1
2 Diesel version
A It is essential to use diesel fuel that
A conforms to the specifications given on
the label inside fuel filler flap A.
Make sure that no water accidentally
enters the fuel tank during filling. The
shut-off system and its surrounding
area must be dust-free.

Capacity of the fuel tank: 49 litres ap-


proximately.
Fuel filler cap: this is a spe-
To open fuel filler flap A, place your
cial type. If you have to re-
finger in opening 1 and pull the flap.
place it, make sure the new
For details on filling the fuel tank, refer cap is of the same type.
to the information on “Filling with fuel”
Contact your approved Dealer.
on the next page.
Never place the cap near a source
There is a cap holder 2 on the fuel filler
of heat or flame.
flap for holding the cap when the tank is
being filled. Do not wash the filler area with a
high-pressure washer.
Do not mix even small
amounts of petrol (unleaded
or E85) with diesel.
Do not use ethanol-based
fuel if your vehicle is not adapted for
this fuel.

1.76
FUEL TANK (continued)
Petrol version Filling up with fuel Persistent smell of fuel
It is essential to use unleaded petrol. If you notice a persistent smell of fuel
The octane rating (RON) must con- Petrol versions
you should:
form with the specifications given on Using leaded petrol will damage the
the label inside fuel filler flap A. Refer antipollution system and may lead to a – stop the vehicle if traffic conditions
to the information on “Engine specifica- loss of warranty. allow and switch off the ignition;
tions” in Section 6. To ensure the fuel tank is not filled with – switch on the hazard warning lights
leaded petrol, the fuel tank filler neck and ask your passengers to leave
Special features of vehicles running the vehicle and stay clear of the traf-
on ethanol-based fuel: contains a restrictor fitted with a fool-
proof system which only allows the fic;
It is essential to use unleaded petrol or nozzle for unleaded petrol to be used – refrain from working on or restart-
fuel containing a maximum of 85% eth- (at the pump): ing the vehicle before it has been
anol (E85). inspected by qualified staff from our
– Insert the nozzle so that the valve is
To make it easier to start the engine in pushed back and fully insert it before Network.
very cold conditions, it is recommended beginning to fill the fuel tank, (risk of
to use unleaded petrol or, on equipped splash-back); 
vehicles, to use the heater integrated in
the engine. – Keep the nozzle in this position
throughout the entire filling opera-
In this case, connect the special end of tion.
the extension piece supplied into the
socket integrated into the radiator grille Petrol and diesel versions
and the other end into a 220V socket When the pump cuts out automatically No modifications what-
for at least 6 hours before starting. at the end of the filling procedure, a soever are permitted on
maximum of two further filling attempts any part of the fuel supply
Note: when using ethanol-based fuel, system (computers, wiring,
you may notice over-consumption. may be made, as there must be suffi-
cient space in the fuel tank to allow for fuel circuit, injector, protection
expansion. covers, etc.) as this may be danger-
ous (such work must be undertaken
by qualified Network personnel).

1.77
1.78
Section 2: Driving
(Advice on use relating to fuel economy and the environment)

Running in. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.2


Ignition switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.3
Starting/stopping the engine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.4
Special features of petrol versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.5
Special features of diesel versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.6
Special features of diesel versions with particle filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.7
Gear lever/Power-assisted steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.8
Handbrake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.9
Advice on antipollution, fuel economy and driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.10
Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.13
Tyre pressure monitor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.14
Anti-lock braking system: ABS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.17
Electronic Stability Program: ESP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.18
Traction control: ASR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.20
Emergency brake assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.22
Speed limiter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.23
Cruise control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.26
Automatic gearbox. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.30
Quickshift gearbox. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.35
Parking distance control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.40
2.1
RUNNING IN
Petrol version Diesel version
For the first 600 miles (1,000 km), do For the first 900 miles (1,500 km), do
not exceed 78 mph (130 km/h) in the not exceed 2,500 rpm. After complet-
highest gear, or 3,000 to 3,500 rpm. ing this mileage you may drive faster,
After 600 miles (1,000 km) you may although you may only expect top per-
use your vehicle normally. However, formance after approximately
it is only after 1,800 miles (3,000 km) 3,600 miles (6,000 km).
have been covered that you may rea- During the running in period, do not ac-
sonably expect full performance. celerate hard while the engine is still
Service intervals: refer to the vehicle’s cold and do not let the engine over-rev.
Maintenance Service Booklet. Service intervals: refer to the vehicle’s
Maintenance Service Booklet.

2.2
IGNITION SWITCH
Ignition on position M
The ignition is switched on.

Start position D
If the engine fails to start at the first
attempt, the key must be turned back
before the starter can be activated
again. Release the key as soon as the
engine starts.
Note: on diesel versions, several sec-
onds may pass between turning the
key and the engine starting to allow for
engine preheating.
Starting a vehicle with automatic
Position S: Off and steering gearbox
lock applied Before starting, move the lever to posi-
To lock: remove the key and turn the tion N or P.
steering wheel until the steering column
locks.
To unlock: turn the key and the steering
wheel slightly.

Accessories position A
When the ignition is switched off, any
accessories (radio, etc.) will continue to
function.

2.3
STARTING/STOPPING THE ENGINE
Starting the engine
Petrol injection
É Diesel injection
Stopping the engine
With the engine idling, turn the key back
Cold or warm engine to the Stop position.
Engine warm or cold – Turn the key to “Start” position D
– Turn the key to the start position without depressing the accelera-
without depressing the accelera- tor.
tor. – Release the key as soon as the
– Release the key as soon as the engine starts.
engine starts. Note: several seconds may pass be-
tween turning the key and the engine
starting to allow for engine preheating.
Never leave your vehicle
with the key inside the vehi-
cle and never leave a child
(or a pet) unsupervised,
even for a short while.
There is a risk that they could start
the engine or operate electrical
equipment (electric windows etc.)
and trap part of their body (neck,
arms, hands, etc.).
Risk of serious injury.
Never switch off the ignition before
the vehicle has stopped completely.
Once the engine has stopped, the
brake servo, power-assisted steer-
ing, etc. and the passive safety de-
vices such as air bags and preten-
sioners will no longer operate.
When you leave your vehi-
cle, check that the engine
has completely stopped.

2.4
SPECIAL FEATURES OF PETROL VERSIONS
The following operating conditions: If you notice any of the above operat-
– driving for long periods when the low ing faults, have the necessary repairs
fuel level warning light is lit; carried out as soon as possible by your
RENAULT Dealer.
– using leaded petrol;
These faults may be avoided by regularly
– using lubrication or fuel addi- taking your vehicle to your RENAULT
tives which are not approved by Dealer at the intervals specified in your
RENAULT. Maintenance Service Booklet.
Or operating faults such as:
– faulty ignition, running out of fuel or Starting problems
spark plug disconnected resulting in To avoid damaging the catalytic con-
the engine misfiring and hesitation verter, do not keep trying to start the
when driving; engine (using the start button, or by
– loss of power, pushing or towing the vehicle) without
having identified and corrected the
may cause the catalytic converter to
starting fault.
overheat, reducing its efficiency which
may irreparably damage it and cause If the fault cannot be identified, do not
heat damage to the vehicle. continue to try and start the engine, but
contact a RENAULT Dealer.

Do not park the vehicle or


run the engine in locations
where combustible sub-
stances or materials such as
grass or leaves can come into con-
tact with the hot exhaust system.

2.5
SPECIAL FEATURES OF DIESEL VERSIONS
Diesel engine speed Precautions to be taken in
Diesel engines are fitted with injection winter
equipment which prevents the engine To avoid any faults in icy weather:
speed being exceeded irrespective of
the gear selected. – ensure that the battery is always fully
charged,
– always keep the diesel tank rela-
Running out of fuel tively full to avoid water vapour con-
You may start the engine normally after densing in it and accumulating at the
refilling the fuel tank even if you have bottom of the tank.
completely run out of fuel, provided
that the battery is well-charged.
However, if after a few seconds and
several attempts the engine fails to
start, contact a RENAULT Dealer.

Do not park the vehicle or


run the engine in locations
where combustible sub-
stances or materials such as
grass or leaves can come into con-
tact with the hot exhaust system.

2.6
SPECIAL FEATURES OF DIESEL VERSIONS FITTED WITH A PARTICLE FILTER
If the message “Check antipollu- When driving, depending on the fuel
Warning light Ü comes on accom-
panied by the message “Check antipol-
tion” is displayed on the instrument
panel accompanied by the © and
grade used, it is possible that white
smoke may be emitted.
lution” to indicate a risk of filter satura-
tion.
Ü warning lights; consult an ap-
proved dealer straight away.
This is due to the exhaust particle filter
being cleaned automatically, and does
Within 60 miles (100 km) of the mes- not affect the way the vehicle runs.
sage appearing, drive at an average
speed of 24 mph (40 km/h), as traffic Diesel engine speed
conditions and speed limits allow, until
the warning light goes out. If the vehicle Diesel engines are fitted with injection
is stopped before the message disap- equipment which prevents the engine
pears you will have to restart the proc- speed being exceeded irrespective of
ess from the beginning. the gear selected.
As a guide, this type of cleaning should
take up to 20 minutes.

Do not park the vehicle or


run the engine in locations
where combustible sub-
stances or materials such as
grass or leaves can come into con-
tact with the hot exhaust system.

2.7
GEAR LEVER/POWER-ASSISTED STEERING
Power Assisted Steering
Never drive with an inadequately
charged battery.
1
Variable power assisted
steering
The variable power assisted steering
system is equipped with an electronic
control system which alters the level of
assistance to suit the vehicle speed.
Steering is made easier during parking
manoeuvres (for added comfort) whilst
the force needed to steer increases
progressively as the speed rises (for
Selecting reverse gear enhanced safety at high speeds).
Vehicles with manual gearbox: refer
to the grid on the gear lever knob 1.
Vehicles with an automatic gear-
box: refer to the information on the An impact to the underside
“Automatic gearbox” in Section 2. of the vehicle while revers-
ing (e.g.: striking a post,
The reversing lights will come on as raised kerb or other street
soon as reverse gear is selected with furniture) may result in damage to
the ignition on. the vehicle (e.g.: deformation of the
rear axle).
To avoid any risk of accident, have
your vehicle checked by an ap-  ever switch off the igni-
N
proved Dealer. tion when travelling down-
hill, and avoid doing so in
normal driving (assistance
is not provided).

2.8
HANDBRAKE
To apply
Pull upwards. Check that the vehicle is
immobilised.

To release
Pull lever 1 up slightly, press button 2
and then lower the lever to the floor.
The red warning light on the instrument
panel will stay on if you are driving with
the handbrake not fully released. Depending on the slope
and/or vehicle load, it may
be necessary to apply the
brake by an additional two
notches and to engage a gear (1st or
reverse) for manual vehicles, or po-
Make sure that the hand- sition P for automatic vehicles.
brake is properly released
when driving, otherwise
overheating may occur.

2.9
ADVICE: antipollution, fuel economy, driving
Your vehicle has been designed to Maintenance Engine adjustments
actively strive to reduce the pollutant
exhaust gas emissions and to save It should be noted that failure to respect – ignition: this does not require ad-
energy. antipollution regulations may lead to justment.
legal action being taken against the – spark plugs: for optimum fuel econ-
By virtue of its design, moderate fuel vehicle owner. In addition, replacing
consumption and initial settings, your omy, efficiency and performance
engine, fuel supply system and exhaust the specifications laid down by our
vehicle conforms to current antipollu- components with parts other than those
tion regulations. But the fuel consump- Design Department must be strictly
originally recommended by the manu- applied.
tion of your vehicle and the level of pol- facturer may alter your vehicle so that
lutant exhaust gas emissions are also it no longer complies with antipollution If the spark plugs have to be changed,
your responsibility. Make sure that your regulations. use the make, type and gap specified
vehicle is maintained and used cor- for your vehicle’s engine. Contact
rectly. Have your vehicle checked and ad- your approved Dealer for this.
justed by your approved Dealer in ac-
cordance with the instructions in your – idling speed: this does not require
Aiding fuel economy Maintenance Service Booklet. adjustment.
Depending on the vehicle, in order to Your approved Dealer has all the – air filter, diesel filter: a clogged el-
optimise consumption, the trip compu- equipment necessary for ensuring that ement hinders performance. It must
ter and warning system will inform you your vehicle is maintained to its original be replaced.
of the best moment to upshift or down- standard.
shift gears:

Š upshift a gear;

‰ downshift a gear.

2.10
ADVICE: antipollution, fuel economy, driving (continued)
Exhaust gas monitoring – Brake as little as possible by suitably
system anticipating an obstacle or bend and
then simply releasing the accelerator
The exhaust gas monitoring system pedal.
will detect any operating faults in the
vehicle’s antipollution system. – Avoid sudden acceleration.
If this system malfunctions, toxic sub- – Do not overrev the engine in the in-
stances may be released into the at- termediate gears.
mosphere or damage may occur. Always use the highest gear possi-
ble without labouring the engine.
Ä The instrument panel warning
light shows any system faults: On versions with automatic gear-
boxes, it is preferable to keep the
This comes on when the igni-
tion is switched on and goes out after gear lever in position D.
three seconds. – Do not try to maintain the same
– If it lights up continuously, consult speed up a hill, accelerate no more
your approved Dealer as soon as Driving than you would on the level. Keep
possible; your foot in the same position on the
– Drive carefully for the first few miles
accelerator pedal.
– if it flashes, reduce the engine speed until the engine reaches its normal
until the light stops flashing. Contact operating temperature, rather than – Double declutching and accelerating
your approved Dealer as soon as let it warm up while the vehicle is sta- before switching off are unnecessary
possible. tionary. in modern vehicles.
– Speed is expensive. – Bad weather, flooded roads
– Sporty driving uses a lot of fuel: drive Do not drive through floods
with a light right foot. if the water is above the
lower edge of the wheel
rims.

2.11
ADVICE: antipollution, fuel economy, driving (continued)
– For vehicles fitted with air condi-
tioning, it is normal to observe an
increase in fuel consumption (espe-
cially in urban conditions) when it is
used. For vehicles fitted with manual
air conditioning, switch off the system
when it is not required.
Advice for reducing consumption
and therefore helping to preserve
the environment:
Drive with the air vents open and the
windows closed.
If the vehicle has been parked in the
sun, open the doors for a few mo-
ments to let the hot air escape before
Advice on use starting the engine. – Avoid using the vehicle for door-
– Never fill the fuel tank right to the to-door calls (short journeys with
– Electricity is fuel; switch off all the long waits in between) because the
electrical components which are brim to avoid overflow.
engine never reaches its normal op-
not really needed. However (safety – Do not leave an empty roof rack erating temperature.
first), keep your lights on when the fitted to the vehicle.
visibility is bad (“see and be seen”).
– It is better to fit a trailer for bulky ob-
– Use the air vents. Driving with the jects.
Tyres
windows open at 60 mph (100 km/h) – An under-inflated tyre increases fuel
will increase fuel consumption by consumption.
4%.
– The use of non-recommended tyres
– When towing a caravan, fit a wind can increase fuel consumption.
deflector and adjust it carefully.

2.12
ENVIRONMENT
Your vehicle has been designed with Recycling: Make your contribution towards pro-
the aim of caring for the environment. RENAULT has used all its expertise to tecting the environment too.

Manufacture: reduce environmental impact through- – Worn parts replaced in the course of
out the service life of your vehicle as routine vehicle maintenance (vehi-
Your vehicle was manufactured by much as possible. cle battery, oil filter, air filter, batter-
RENAULT in a factory which complies ies, etc.) and oil containers (empty or
with the strictest environmental stand- This vehicle is more than 95% recycla-
ble. To facilitate recycling, the choice filled with used oil) must be disposed
ards. of through specialist organisations.
of materials, and the ease with which
Furthermore, RENAULT has imple- fluids can be extracted and parts re- – At the end of the vehicle’s service
mented a system for checking all the moved, have all been carefully consid- life, it should be sent to approved
vehicle components. ered. centres to ensure that it is recycled.
Emissions: The vehicle contains many parts made – In all cases, comply with local legis-
of recycled plastics or renewable ma- lation.
Your vehicle is equipped with a parti- terials (wood, cotton, natural rubber,
cle filter system including a catalytic etc.).
converter, an oxygen sensor and
an active carbon filter (the latter pre-
vents vapour from the fuel tank being
released into the open air).
For certain diesel vehicles, this system
also has a particle filter to reduce the
volume of soot particles emitted.

2.13
TYRE PRESSURE MONITOR
This system monitors the tyre pres-
sure.
The tyre pressures must be adjusted
when cold (refer to the label affixed
to the edge of the driver’s door for the
values).
If tyre pressures cannot be checked
when the tyres are cold, the normal
pressures must be increased by 0.2 to
0.3 bar (or 3 PSI).
Never deflate a hot tyre.

Operating principle
Each wheel (except for the emergency
spare wheel) has a sensor in the infla-
This function is an addi- tion valve which periodically measures
tional driving aid. the tyre pressure.
However, the function does The system informs the driver that the
not take the place of the tyres are sufficiently inflated and warns
driver. It cannot, therefore, under if they are underinflated or if there is a
any circumstances replace the vig- leak.
ilance or the responsibility of the
driver.
Check the tyre pressures, including
the emergency spare wheel, once a
month.

2.14
TYRE PRESSURE MONITOR
Replacing wheels/tyres Emergency spare wheel
(replacing tyres or fitting winter The emergency spare wheel has no
tyres) sensor, and cannot be recognised by
As this requires special precautions, the system.
we advise you to contact an approved When it is fitted in the place of another
Dealer. wheel, the system then detects an op-
This system requires special equipment erating fault.
(wheels, valves, etc.).
Contact an approved Dealer to find out Tyre repair product
about accessories which are compati-
ble with the system which may be pur- Because the valves are specially
chased from approved outlets: the use designed, only use products approved
of other accessories could affect the by our Technical Department. 1
correct operation of the system. Refer to the instructions for the tyre
repair product for the conditions of use.
Display
Display 1 on the instrument panel in-
forms you of any tyre pressure faults
(flat tyre, punctured tyre, system fault,
etc.).

Changing a wheel
The system may take up to
one hour for the new wheel
positions to be recognised;
check the tyre pressures after all op-
erations.

2.15
TYRE PRESSURE MONITOR
Special case “Inflate tyres to motorway
Under certain pressure adjustment pressure”
conditions, the operating fault mes- A The tyre pressure is not suitable for the
sage may remain for some time (ap- speed of travel. Slow down or inflate the
proximately 1 hour 45 minutes after the four tyres to the “motorway pressure”.
vehicle has stopped).

“Wheel sensor missing”


One wheel A disappears, indicating
that the sensor on this wheel is miss-
ing or faulty (e.g. if the emergency spare
B wheel is fitted).

“Puncture: change wheel”


“Check tyre pressure” This message appears along with the
A shaded wheel B indicates a deflated ® warning light.
tyre. Replace the wheel B concerned or call
Readjust the wheel(s) concerned to the your approved Dealer.
suitable pressure.

2.16
ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM: ABS
Under heavy braking, the ABS prevents Operating faults:
the wheels from locking, allowing the
stopping distance to be managed and
keeping control of the vehicle.
If orange indicator lights x
© are displayed on the instrument
and

Under these circumstances, the vehi- panel when driving, braking safety is
cle can be steered to avoid an obstacle still guaranteed;
whilst braking. In addition, this system
can increase stopping distances, par-
ticularly on roads with low surface grip
xD
If warning lights ,
® and the message “braking
, ©,

(wet ground, etc.). fault” are lit on the instrument panel,


You will feel a pulsation through the this indicates a fault with the braking
brake pedal each time the system is system and ABS.
activated. The ABS does not in any way
improve the vehicle’s physical perform- Your braking systems
ance relating to the road surface and are partially operational.
roadholding. It is still essential to follow However, it is dangerous
the rules of good driving practice (such to brake suddenly and
as driving at a safe distance from the it is essential to stop immediately,
vehicle in front). as soon as traffic conditions allow.
Contact an approved dealer.

In an emergency, apply firm and


continuous pressure to the brake
pedal. There is no need to pump
it repeatedly. The ABS will modu-
late the force applied in the braking
system.

2.17
ELECTRONIC STABILITY PROGRAM: ESP
This system helps to keep control of When the ESP function begins to oper-
the vehicle in critical driving situa- ate, warning light A comes on to warn
tions (avoiding an obstacle, loss of grip A you.
when cornering, etc.) and works in con- If the warning light comes on accompa-
junction with the understeer control nied by the “traction control deselected”
system. message when the engine is started,
slowly turn the steering wheel from lock
to lock to reinitialise the system.

Understeer control
This system optimises the action of the
This function is an addi- ESP in the case of pronounced under-
tional aid in the event of steering (loss of front axle road hold-
critical driving conditions, ing).
enabling the vehicle behav-
iour to be adapted to suit the driving Operating principle
conditions. A sensor in the steering wheel detects
However, the function does not take the direction selected by the driver.
the place of the driver. It does not Other sensors throughout the vehicle
increase the vehicle’s limits and measure the actual direction.
should not encourage you to
drive more quickly. The system compares the direction se-
lected by the driver and the actual di-
Therefore, it can under no circum- rection of the vehicle and corrects this
stances replace the vigilance or re- as necessary by applying the brakes
sponsibility of the driver when ma- selectively and/or acting on the engine
noeuvring the vehicle (the driver power.
must always be ready for sudden in-
cidents which may occur when driv-
ing).

2.18
ELECTRONIC STABILITY PROGRAM: ESP
Disabling the function
The function is deactivated by pressing A
switch 1; warning light A will come on
to warn you that the system has been
deactivated.
This action also deactivates the traction
control mechanism: the message “ASR
deselected” appears on the instrument
panel. (Refer to the information on the
“Traction control system: ASR” in the
following pages).
Correct this as soon as possible by 1
pressing switch 1 again.
The function is reactivated automati-
cally when the ignition is switched on or Operating faults
when a speed of approximately 30 mph
(50 km/h) is exceeded. When the system detects an operat-
ing fault the message “Check ESP” ap-
It is impossible to deselect this function pears on the instrument panel along
when travelling above a threshold of with the © warning light and warn-
approximately 30 mph (50 km/h). ing light A.
Consult your approved Dealer.

Deactivating the ASR func-


tion results in the ESP func-
tion being deactivated.
Refer to the information on
the “Traction control system: ASR”
on the following pages.

2.19
TRACTION CONTROL: ASR
This system helps to limit skidding on The system also adjusts the engine
drive wheels and to control the vehicle A speed to the grip available under the
when pulling away or accelerating. wheels, independently of the pressure
exerted on the accelerator pedal.
When the function begins to operate,
warning light A flashes to warn you.
If the warning light comes on accompa-
nied by the “traction control deselected”
message when the engine is started,
slowly turn the steering wheel from lock
to lock to reinitialise the system.
This function is an addi-
tional aid in the event of
critical driving conditions,
enabling the vehicle behav-
iour to be adapted to suit the driving Operating principle
conditions. Using the wheel sensors, the system
However, the function does not take measures and compares the speed of
the place of the driver. It does not the drive wheels at all times and slows
increase the vehicle’s limits and down their over-rotation.
should not encourage you to If a wheel is starting to slip, the system
drive more quickly. brakes automatically until the drive sup-
Therefore, it can under no circum- plied becomes compatible with the level
stances replace the vigilance or re- of grip under the wheel again.
sponsibility of the driver when ma-
noeuvring the vehicle (the driver
must always be ready for sudden in-
cidents which may occur when driv-
ing).

2.20
TRACTION CONTROL: ASR (continued)
Disabling the function
In some situations (driving on very wet A
ground: snow, mud, etc. or driving with
snow chains fitted), the system may
reduce the engine output to limit wheel-
spin. If this is not required, it is possible
to deactivate the function by pressing
switch 1.
The “traction control deselected” mes-
sage is displayed on the instrument
panel along with warning light A to
inform you. 1
Disabling the function also disables
the ESP function.
Correct this as soon as possible by Operating faults
pressing switch 1 again.
If the system detects an operating fault,
The function is reactivated automati- the message “Check ESP” is displayed
cally when the ignition is switched on or on the instrument panel display along
when a speed of approximately 30 mph with the © warning light and warn-
(50 km/h) is exceeded. ing light A.
It is impossible to deselect this function Consult your approved Dealer.
when travelling above a threshold of
approximately 30 mph (50 km/h). Disabling the traction con-
trol function also deacti-
vates the ESP function:
refer to the information on
the “Electronic stability program:
ESP” on the preceding pages.

2.21
EMERGENCY BRAKE ASSIST
This system is complementary to the
ABS and helps reduce vehicle stopping
distances.

Operating principle
The system is for detecting an emer-
gency braking situation. In this case,
the braking assistance immediately de-
velops maximum power and may trig- This function is an addi-
ger ABS regulation. tional aid in the event of
ABS braking is maintained as long as critical driving conditions,
the brake pedal is applied. enabling the vehicle behav-
iour to be adapted to suit the driving
conditions.
Hazard warning lights
activation However, the function does not take
the place of the driver. It does not
Depending on the vehicle, these may increase the vehicle’s limits and
light up in the event of sudden decel- should not encourage you to
eration. drive more quickly.
Therefore, it can under no circum-
stances replace the vigilance or re-
sponsibility of the driver when ma-
noeuvring the vehicle (the driver
must always be ready for sudden in-
cidents which may occur when driv-
ing).

2.22
CRUISE CONTROL - SPEED LIMITER: limiter function

2 3 4 5

6
The speed limiter function helps you
stay within the driving speed limit that
you choose, known as the limit speed.
Controls
1 Main “On/Off” switch.
Ð Indicator light 6
This indicator light on the in-
2 Limit speed activation, storage and strument panel lights up to indicate that
This may be useful, for example, driving the limiter function is in operation.
in urban areas or areas with a speed re- increase switch (+).
striction (roadworks), etc. 3 Limit speed activation, storage and When the function is activated, the mes-
decrease switch (-). sage “Limiter” appears on the instru-
The system operates from a driving ment panel accompanied by dashes.
speed of about 18 mph (30 km/h). 4 Switch the function to standby (with
limit speed memorised (O)).
5 Stored limit speed activation, stor-
age and recall (R).

2.23
CRUISE CONTROL - SPEED LIMITER: limiter function (continued)
Varying the limit speed
You can vary the limit speed by press-
ing switch 2 repeatedly to increase the
speed or switch 3 (-) to decrease it.

Exceeding the limit speed


2 3
In the event of an emergency
It is possible to exceed the limit speed
at any moment. To do this: press the
1 accelerator pedal firmly and fully
(beyond the kickdown point).
Whilst the speed is being exceeded,
the cruising speed displayed on the in-
strument panel flashes.
Switching on Driving When the emergency has passed, re-
Press switch 1 on the side showing When a limit speed has been stored, lease the accelerator pedal: the speed

Ð . The indicator light on the instru-


ment panel will come on.
if this speed is not reached the vehicle
behaves in a similar way to a vehicle
limiter function will return as soon as
you reach a speed lower than the limit
speed before the emergency.
without the speed limiter function.
Once you have reached the stored
Limiting the speed speed, no effort on the accelera-
At a steady speed (above 18 mph tor pedal will allow you to exceed
(30 km/h)), press switch 2 (+): the the programmed speed except in an
speed is stored. emergency (refer to information on
“Exceeding the limit speed”).

The system is designed in such a


way that it is possible to detect a dif- The speed limiter function is
ference between the programmed in no way linked to the brak-
speed and the speed shown on the ing system.
instrument panel.

2.24
CRUISE CONTROL - SPEED LIMITER: limiter function (continued)
Limit speed cannot be maintained
In some driving conditions (for example
when driving up or down a steep gradi-
ent), the system is unable to maintain
the limit speed: the stored speed on the
instrument panel information display
will flash to inform you of this situation. 2 3 4 5

Putting the function on


standby
1
The speed limiter function is interrupted 1
when you:
– press switch 4 (O);
– engage reverse gear.
Recalling the limit speed Switching off the function
In both cases, the speed is memorised
and the speed displayed on the instru- A stored speed can be recalled by The speed limiter function is interrupted
ment panel appears in brackets to con- pressing switch 5 (R) until the message when you press:
firm the function is on standby. “Speed limiter” is displayed. – switch 4 (O), in which case the limit
speed remains stored and the mes-
sage “Stored” appears on the instru-
ment panel,
– switch 1, in which case the limit
speed is no longer stored, and the in-
dicator light on the instrument panel
When the speed limiter is sus- goes out to confirm that the function
pended, pressing switches 2 (+) has been cancelled.
or 3 (-) reactivates the function with-
The speed limiter function is out taking into account the stored
in no way linked to the brak- speed: it is the speed at which the
ing system. vehicle is moving that is taken into
account.

2.25
CRUISE CONTROL - SPEED LIMITER: cruise control function

2 3 4 5

1 This function is an addi-


tional driving aid. However,
the function does not take
the place of the driver.
Therefore, it can under no circum-
The cruise control function helps you to stances replace the driver’s respon- Controls
maintain your driving speed at a speed sibility to respect speed limits and to
that you choose, called the cruising 1 Main On/Off switch.
be vigilant (the driver must always
speed. be ready to brake). 2 Cruising speed activation, storage
This cruising speed may be set at any and increase switch (+).
Cruise control must not be used
speed above 18 mph (30 km/h). in heavy traffic, on winding or slip- 3 Cruising speed activation, storage
pery roads (black ice, aquaplaning, and decrease switch (-).
gravel) and during bad weather (fog, 4 Switch the function to standby (with
rain, side winds etc.). cruising speed memorised (O)).
There is a risk of accidents. 5 Cruising speed storage and recall
switch (R).

The cruise control function


is in no way linked to the
braking system.

2.26
CRUISE CONTROL - SPEED LIMITER: cruise control function (continued)
Driving
Once a cruising speed is stored and
the cruise control function is active,
you may lift your foot off the accelera-
tor pedal.

2 3

1
Important: you are never-
theless advised to keep
your feet close to the pedals
in order to react if neces-
Switching on Activating cruise control sary.
Press switch 1 on the side showing At a steady speed (above 18 mph (30
Ï .
km/h)), press switch 2 (+) or 3 (-): the
function is activated and the speed is
The corresponding warning light on the stored.
instrument panel comes on to indicate When the cruise control function is ac-
that the cruise control function is in op-
eration. tivated, theΠindicator light on the
instrument panel is surrounded by a
When the function is activated, the
message “Cruise control” appears on border.
the instrument panel accompanied by
dashes.
The system is designed in such a
way that it is possible to detect a dif-
ference between the programmed
speed and the speed shown on the
instrument panel.

2.27
CRUISE CONTROL - SPEED LIMITER: cruise control function (continued)
Exceeding the cruising speed
In the event of an emergency
The cruising speed may be exceeded
at any time by depressing the accelera-
tor pedal. Whilst the speed is being ex-
2 3 ceeded, the cruising speed displayed
on the instrument panel flashes.
Then, release the accelerator: the ve-
hicle will automatically return to its set
cruising speed.

Unable to maintain the speed


selected
In some driving conditions (for example
Adjusting the cruising speed when driving up or down a steep gradi-
ent), the system is unable to maintain
The cruising speed may be changed
the set speed: the speed on the instru-
by pressing repeatedly or continuously
ment panel information display will flash
on:
to inform you of this situation.
– switch 2 (+) to increase the speed,
– switch 3 (-) to decrease the speed.

The cruise control function


is in no way linked to the
braking system.

2.28
CRUISE CONTROL - SPEED LIMITER: cruise control function (continued)
Recalling the cruising speed
If a speed has been stored, it is possi-
ble to recall it by pressing switch 5 (R)
(the “Cruise control” message appears
on the instrument panel) on condition
that you are driving faster than 18 mph
2 3 4 5 (30 km/h) and that you are sure that the
driving conditions are suitable (traffic,
road surface condition, weather condi-
tions, etc.).
Note: if the speed previously stored is 1
much higher than the current speed,
the vehicle will accelerate more rapidly
to reach this threshold.

Putting the function on Switching off the function


standby The cruise control function is deacti-
The function is interrupted when you: vated if you press switch 1: in this case
a speed is no longer stored.
– switch 4 (O),
The instrument panel indicator light
– depress the brake pedal, goes out, confirming that the function is
– the clutch pedal or shift into neutral stopped.
if the vehicle has an automatic gear-
box.
In all three cases, the cruising speed re-
mains stored and the message “stored” When the cruise control is sus-
Putting the cruise control
appears on the instrument panel. pended, pressing switches 2 (+)
on standby or switching it
or 3 (-) reactivates the function with-
off does not cause a rapid
out taking into account the stored
reduction in speed: you
speed: it is the speed at which the
must brake by depressing the brake
vehicle is moving that is taken into
pedal.
account.

2.29
AUTOMATIC GEARBOX

26590
1 A 4 4

Selector lever 1 Operation Paddles 4


Display A on the instrument panel With the gear lever in position P or N, (depending on vehicle)
shows the mode and gear selected. switch on the ignition. Gear control paddles 4 allow you to
P: park With your foot on the brake pedal (warn- change gear while the gear lever is in
ing light 3 goes out), shift from posi- ‘manual mode’ position or, if driving, in
R: reverse ‘automatic mode’ position.
tion P.
N: neutral The park, neutral and reverse positions
Only engage D or R when the vehicle
D: automatic mode (in forwards gear is stopped, with your foot on the are not accessible using the paddles.
only) brake and the accelerator pedal re-
2: d
 isplays gear engaged in manual leased.
mode. To move out of position P, you must
depress the brake pedal before
pressing the unlocking button.

2.30
AUTOMATIC GEARBOX (continued)
Economical driving
When driving, leave the lever in posi-
1 tion D, keeping the accelerator pedal
4 4 lightly depressed to ensure automatic
gear changes at comparatively low
engine speeds.

Driving in automatic mode You may modify the gear selected au-
tomatically at any time by using pad-
Move lever 1 to position D. dles 4 (depending on the vehicle). The
In most traffic conditions, you will not instrument panel display will show the
have to touch the gear selector lever new gear engaged for several seconds,
again: the gears will change automati- before displaying D again.
cally at the right time and at the most If the gear is not authorised, as it is not
suitable engine speed because the au- suitable, it will flash.
tomatic system takes into account the
vehicle load and road contour and ad- If the driver’s door is open or not prop-
justs itself to the particular driving style erly closed when the gear lever is in
you have chosen. position D and the vehicle is moving, a
beep sounds.

2.31
AUTOMATIC GEARBOX (continued)
Accelerating and overtaking
Depress the accelerator pedal firmly
and fully (so that it goes beyond the 1
kickdown point). 4 4
This will enable you to change down
to the optimum gear within the
engine range.

Driving in manual mode


With selector lever 1 in position D, pull
the lever to the left (changing gear
using the lever).

Changing gear using the lever


Shifting the lever repeatedly allows you Changing gear using paddles 4 Special cases
to change gears manually: (depending on vehicle)
– To move down through the gears, In certain driving conditions (eg.: engine
push the lever backwards; – Left-hand paddle: to change down; protection, operation of the Electronic
– To move up through the gears, push – right-hand paddle: to change up. Stability Program) the automated
the lever forwards. system may change the gear automati-
The park, neutral and reverse positions cally.
The gear selected is displayed on the are not accessible using the paddles.
instrument panel. Likewise, to prevent incorrect manoeu-
vres, a gear change may be refused by
the automatic system: in this case the
gear display flashes for a few seconds
as a warning.

2.32
AUTOMATIC GEARBOX (continued)
– Vehicles not fitted with traction
control: on a slippery surface or
surface with a low level of adhesion,
select second gear manually before
starting the engine to avoid wheel-
spin when starting.
4 1
Parking the vehicle
When the vehicle is stopped, move the
lever to position P while keeping your
foot on the brake pedal: the gearbox is
in neutral and the drive wheels are me-
chanically locked by the driveshaft.

Apply the handbrake.


Special circumstances – If the bends and road surface do
not allow you to stay in automatic
– Snow position: if you are driving on mode (eg. in the mountains), we rec-
ground where you are likely to skid ommend that you change to manual
(snow, mud, etc.), press switch 4, mode.
and operating tell-tale 1 will come An impact to the underside
on. This will prevent the automatic gear- of the vehicle while revers-
box from changing gear repeatedly ing (e.g.: striking a post,
Once these special driving con- when climbing, and permit engine
ditions no longer apply, exit this raised kerb or other street
braking on long descents. furniture) may result in damage to
function by pressing switch 4
again. Operating tell-tale light 1 – In cold weather, start the engine and the vehicle (e.g.: deformation of the
goes out. wait a few seconds before moving rear axle).
the selector lever from position P To avoid any risk of accident, have
or N and engaging it in D or R to pre- your vehicle checked by an ap-
vent the engine stalling.. proved Dealer.

2.33
AUTOMATIC GEARBOX (continued)
Operating faults
– When driving, if the message
“Check gearbox” and the ©
warning light appear on the instru-
ment panel, this indicates a fault.
Contact your approved Dealer as
soon as possible.
– When driving, if the message
“Gearbox overheating” appears on 5
the instrument panel, drive at a mod-
erate speed and avoid leaving the
lever in the D (or R) position, where
traffic conditions allow: always return
to the N position when you stop.
Contact your approved Dealer as When setting off, if the lever is locked
soon as possible. in position P even though you are de-
– If a vehicle with an automatic gear- pressing the brake pedal, the lever can
box breaks down, refer to the infor- be released manually. To do this, unclip
mation on “Towing” in Section 5. the base of the lever, press recess 5,
visible on the gear lever gaiter, and the
unlocking button on the lever.

2.34
QUICKSHIFT GEARBOX

6 6
1

5
3
4

Selector lever 1 Display Paddles 6


A/M to change mode (automatic/ 2 automatic mode (depending on vehicle)
manual) 3 gear display left-hand paddle: to change down
▲ to change up a gear 4 brake pedal depressed indicator right-hand paddle: to change up a gear
▼ to change down light
N neutral 5 snow mode
R reverse

The oil level in the automatic gear-


For safety reasons, do not box system reservoir is variable de-
switch off the ignition before pending on use. Adding oil is strictly
the vehicle has come to a forbidden (except by qualified
complete standstill. RENAULT Network personnel).

2.35
QUICKSHIFT GEARBOX (continued)
Starting Shifting to neutral
The display shows N (neutral) and A With the brake pedal depressed (indi-
(automatic mode). cator light 4 will come on if you forget),
push the lever towards the right.
Moving off forwards
– With your foot on the brake pedal, Driving in automatic mode
push the selector lever forwards
or backwards and then release it Each time the ignition is switched on,
again. automatic mode is selected by default
(letter A on the display).
4 – Release the brake pedal then accel-
erate gently to move forwards. The vehicle is controlled using the ac-
celerator and the brake.
Reverse Gears will change automatically at
– With your foot on the brake pedal, the correct moment and at a suitable
push the selector lever towards the engine speed because automatic mode
Operation right and backwards, and then re- takes into consideration the road sur-
Switch on the ignition. lease it. face and the chosen driving style.
The display on the instrument panel Reverse gear is engaged (letter R You may change the gear selection
switches on. appears on the display). made by the automatic system (unless
By default: this risks the engine being overrevved
– Release the brake pedal then accel- or underrevved):
– automatic mode is selected (letter A erate gently to move backwards.
on the display), – by pushing the lever forwards or
When the vehicle is stationary, push backwards,
– and neutral is engaged (letter N on the selector lever towards the front to
the display). engage a forwards gear. – or, depending on the vehicle, by
using the paddles (refer to the next
Note: if the display does not light up page).
when the ignition is switched on (dis-
charged battery), do not attempt to start
the engine by pushing the vehicle.

2.36
QUICKSHIFT GEARBOX (continued)
Changing mode Driving in manual mode
You can change mode at any time Using the selector lever
by pushing the lever to the left. This
switches mode without changing gear. Pushing the lever repeatedly allows you 6 6
to change gears manually.
– to change up a gear: push the lever
forwards
– to change down a gear: push the
lever backwards
– to change to neutral: with the brake
pedal depressed (indicator light 4
will come on if you forget), push the
lever towards the right
Note: when the vehicle is stationary
(braking, red light, etc.), the system au- Using the paddles 6
tomatically switches to the most suita- (depending on vehicle)
ble gear. – left-hand paddle: to change down
– right-hand paddle: to change up
To change to neutral or to reverse, use
the selector lever. These gears can
only be accessed via the paddles when
there is a fault with the lever. (Refer to
the information on “Operating faults” on
the following pages.)

If the engine is being overrevved or underevved, the system will select the opti-
mal gear.

2.37
QUICKSHIFT GEARBOX (continued)
Accelerating and overtaking
To obtain maximum vehicle perform-
ance, in automatic or manual mode se-
lected, quickly depress the accelerator A
pedal beyond the kickdown point.
This will activate the kickdown func-
tion allowing you to change down to the 5
most suitable gear.

Parking
To park the vehicle with a gear en-
gaged (on a slope, for example): before
switching off the engine, check that a
gear other than N is displayed on the
instrument panel. Special circumstances Selecting snow position activates au-
The next time the engine is started, de- tomatic mode. If you switch to manual
Snow mode mode, it will be deactivated.
press the brake pedal. The vehicle will
then automatically change to neutral If you are driving on ground where you Note: snow mode is deselected every
(letter N on the display). are likely to skid (snow, mud, etc.), time the engine is switched off.
press switch A. Operating tell-tale 5
lights up on the instrument panel.
Audible warning
Once these special driving condi-
If you leave the vehicle with the engine tions no longer apply, exit this func-
running when in gear, an audible warn- tion by pressing the switch again.
ing will sound. You must switch to neu- The operating tell-tale light goes
tral before leaving the vehicle. out.

2.38
QUICKSHIFT GEARBOX (continued)
Operating faults The vehicle will not start
If you cannot start the engine and if
“Check gearbox” the battery is not discharged (display
If, when driving, the message “check 6 6 lit up):
gearbox” and the © warning light – switch on the ignition,
appear on the instrument panel, this in-
dicates a fault. – select neutral,
Contact a RENAULT Dealer as soon as – push the vehicle or roll it down a suf-
possible. ficiently steep slope. Then push the
selector lever forwards.
“Gearbox overheating” The optimum gear for starting the
If you keep the vehicle on a slope for engine will then be automatically se-
too long without applying the brakes lected.
or handbrake, the message “gearbox Note: never attempt this manoeuvre in
overheating” will appear along with the reverse.
© warning light. Fault with the lever
(vehicle with paddles) Towing the vehicle
Depress the brake pedal or apply the
handbrake. If the vehicle has stopped, and if first or Refer to the information on the “Towing:
reverse gear are engaged, the system breakdown” in Section 5.
automatically switches to neutral.
When the vehicle is stationary, in neu-
tral, with the engine running and with
the brake pedal depressed:
– to shift to first gear: use the right-
hand paddle.
– to shift to reverse: use the left-hand
paddle.

2.39
PARKING DISTANCE CONTROL
Operating principle
Ultrasonic sensors, fitted in the vehi-
cle’s rear bumper, measure the dis-
tance between the vehicle and an ob-
stacle when reversing.
This measurement is indicated by
beeps which become more frequent the
closer you come to the obstacle, until
they become a continuous beep when
the vehicle is approximately 30 centi-
metres from the obstacle.
1
There is a beep when changing to re-
verse gear.
Note: make sure that the ultrasonic
sensors are not obscured (by dirt, mud, Temporary deactivation of
snow, etc.).
the system
Press switch 1 to deactivate the
system.
The indicator light built into the switch
lights up to remind you that the system
This function is an additional aid that indicates the distance between the is deactivated.
vehicle and an obstacle whilst reversing, using sound signals. Pressing the switch again will react-
Under no circumstances should it replace the driver’s care or responsibil- ivate the system and switch off the in-
ity whilst reversing. dicator light.
The driver should always pay attention to sudden incidents during driving: always The system is automatically reactivated
ensure that there are no moving obstacles (such as a child, animal, pram or bi- after the ignition is switched off and the
cycle, etc.) or small, narrow objects such as stones or posts in your path when engine restarted.
manoeuvring.

2.40
PARKING DISTANCE CONTROL (continued)
Operating faults
When the system detects an operating
fault there will be a 5-second, contin-
uous warning beep when reverse gear is
selected. Consult an approved Dealer.

Prolonged deactivation of the


system
You can deactivate the system perma-
nently by pressing switch 1 and hold-
ing it down for approximately three sec- An impact to the underside
onds. of the vehicle while revers-
The indicator light built into the switch ing (e.g.: striking a post,
remains lit constantly. raised kerb or other street
Once deactivated, the system can furniture) may result in damage to
be reactivated by pressing the button the vehicle (e.g.: deformation of the
again for longer than approximately rear axle).
three seconds. To avoid any risk of accident, have
your vehicle checked by an ap-
proved Dealer.

2.41
2.42
Section 3: Your comfort

Air vents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.2


Heating and air conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.4
Electric windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.17
Electrically controlled sunroof. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.20
Sun visor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.22
Interior lighting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.24
Passenger compartment storage/features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.25
Ashtrays/Cigar lighter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.30
Fixed rear bench seat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.31
Sliding rear bench seat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.33
Triptic rear bench seat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.36
Tailgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.37
Tailgate rear parcel shelf. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.38
Luggage compartment fittings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.39
Transporting objects in the luggage compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.40
Roof bars. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.41
Bike rack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.42
3.1
AIR VENTS (air outlets)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

1 left-hand side window demister 5 control panel


outlet
6 right-hand side air vent
2 left-hand side air vent
7 right-hand side window demister
3 windscreen demisting vents outlet
4 centre air vents 8 passenger footwell heater outlets

3.2
AIR VENTS (continued)

2 2
4

Air flow Direction


Move the control knob 1 or 3 (beyond Right/left: move tabs 2 or 4.
the resistance point). Up/down: lower or raise tabs 2 or 4.
o: maximum air flow.
z: closed.

3.3
HEATING/AIR CONDITIONING

A B C D

F E
The controls E Heated rear screen and heated
door mirror control and indicator
A Passenger compartment air distri- light (depending on vehicle).
bution adjustment.
F Air conditioning operation control
B Air temperature adjustment. and indicator light (depending on
vehicle).
C Ventilation speed adjustment. Information and advice on use: refer
to the end of the information on “Air
D Air recirculation control. conditioning”.

3.4
HEATING/AIR CONDITIONING (continued)

A F
well.
The air flow is directed mainly
towards the passenger foot-

G The air flow is directed mainly


towards all the air vents and
the passenger footwells.
This is the recommended position for
the best temperature in hot weather.

ô The air flow is directed mainly


towards all the air vents.

Distribution of air in the


passenger compartment
i The air flow is shared between
the side window and wind-
screen demisting vents and the pas-
Move control A to position the pointer senger footwells.
opposite the marked positions.
This is the recommended position for
W All the air flow is directed to
the demisting vents for the
windscreen and the side windows.
the best temperature in cold weather.

Note: use the air conditioning (depend-


ing on the vehicle) to demist the vehicle
quickly and position your controls on:
– external air,
– maximum temperature,
– ventilation speed at 3 or 4,
– demisting.

3.5
HEATING/AIR CONDITIONING (continued)
Adjusting the air temperature
B C
Turn control B to obtain the desired
temperature. The further the slide is in
the red, the more the temperature will
be increased.

Switching air conditioning on


or off
The air conditioning is switched on (in-
dicator light illuminated) or off (indicator
light extinguished) using button F.
The air conditioning system is used
for: F
– lowering the temperature inside the
passenger compartment;
Adjusting the ventilation Position 0
speed In this position:
– eliminating condensation.
Normal use – the air conditioning stops automati-
The air conditioning does not operate cally even if button F is activated (the
when the exterior temperature is low. Turn control C to one of the four posi-
tions to start the ventilation system and indicator light remains lit);
adjust the power. – the ventilation speed of air in the
Depending on the vehicle, select posi- passenger compartment is zero;
tion 1 or  for minimum ventilation and – there is, however, a slight flow of air
position 4 or y for maximum ventila- when the vehicle is moving.
tion. This position should not normally be
used.

3.6
HEATING/AIR CONDITIONING (continued)
Rear screen de-icing/
D demisting
With the engine running, press
button E. The operating tell-tale comes
on.
This function permits rapid demisting/
de-icing of the rear screen and de-icing
of the door mirrors (on equipped vehi-
cles).
To exit this function, press button E
again.
Demisting automatically stops.
E

Air recirculation operation


(isolation of the passenger
compartment)
Turn control D towards the sym- Prolonged use of this position can
bol â for air recirculation: air is lead to condensation forming on the
taken from the passenger compartment side windows and windscreen and
and is recycled, with no air being taken problems due to the use of non-re-
from outside the vehicle. newed air in the passenger com-
Air recirculation is for: partment.
– isolating the vehicle from the exter- We therefore advise you to return to
nal atmosphere (driving in polluted normal mode (external air) as soon
areas, etc.); as the air recirculation function is no
longer required, by turning control D
– bringing the passenger compartment again.
to the desired temperature as quickly
as possible.

3.7
AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL
12 Heated rear screen and heated
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 door mirrors (depending on vehi-
cle).

13 Heated rear screen warning light.

14 Air recirculation control.


Information and advice for use
14 9 Refer to the end of the information on
“Heating/air conditioning”.

13 12 11 10
The controls 5 Display.

1 Clear View button to demist and 6 Starting automatic mode.


de-ice the windows.
8 and 10 P
 assenger compartment
2 Clear View function indicator light. air distribution adjustment.

3 Switching the air conditioning on 9 and 11 V


 entilation speed adjust-
and off. ment.
4 and 7 A
 djusting the air temperature.
Buttons 1 and 12 are comple-
mented by operation indicator lights
(2 and 13):
– indicator light on, the function is
switched on,
– indicator light off, the function is
switched off.

3.8
AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL (continued)
4 6 7 – press button 7 to increase the tem-
perature;
– press button 4 to decrease the tem-
perature.
Note: The maximum and minimum
settings of 15°C and 27°C allow the
system to produce a minimum or maxi-
mum temperature, whatever the ambi-
ent conditions.

Ambient temperature :
automatic mode
Press button 6.
Only the temperature and the AUTO
symbol are displayed.
Functions managed in automatic mode
are not displayed.
The automatic climate control In automatic mode (AUTO indicator
system guarantees comfort in the light on the display is lit), all heating
passenger compartment and good and air conditioning functions are
visibility (except in the event of ex- controlled by the system.
treme conditions), while optimising When you modify certain functions
consumption. the AUTO indicator light goes out.
This is the recommended mode Only the modified function is not
of use. controlled by the system.

3.9
AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL (continued)
Ambient temperature: Adjusting automatic mode
automatic mode (continued) The automatic mode is the system’s
normal operating mode (AUTO light on)
Operation but you may alter the selections made
To reach and keep the chosen comfort by the system (air distribution, etc.).
level and to maintain good visibility, the These options are explained on the fol-
system controls: lowing pages.
– ventilation speed;
– air distribution; The displayed temperature values
show a comfort level.
– air recirculation management;
When the vehicle is started in cold
– air conditioning start/stop; or hot weather, increasing or de-
– air temperature. creasing the values displayed does
not mean that the temperature level
is reached more quickly (the system
optimises the temperature increase
or decrease whatever the air tem-
perature indicated). The ventilation
does not start immediately at maxi-
mum power but increases progres-
sively: this may take between a few This is the recommended mode
seconds and several minutes. of use: the automatic heating and
air conditioning system guarantees
Generally speaking, unless there is comfort (except in the event of ex-
a particular fault, the dashboard air treme conditions) in the passenger
vents should remain open. compartment and good visibility
while optimising consumption.
Return to automatic mode as
soon as possible.

3.10
AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL (continued)
5 6 8
G The air flow is directed to-
wards all the air vents and the
passenger footwells.

F
well.
The air flow is directed mainly
towards the passenger foot-

10
Distribution of air in the
passenger compartment
õ All the air flow is directed to
the demisting vents for the
windscreen and the side windows.
There are five possible combinations
for air distribution, which may be se-
lected by pressing buttons 8 and 10 re-
÷ The air flow is directed to the
windscreen and side window
demisting vents, and the passenger
peatedly. The arrows on display 5 indi-
cate the setting selected: footwells.

ô The air flow is directed to-


wards all the air vents. The manual air distribution option
causes the AUTO (automatic mode)
operating tell-tale light on the dis-
play 5 to go out, but only air distri-
bution is no longer controlled auto-
matically by the system.
Press button 6 to return to auto-
matic mode.

3.11
AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL (continued)
Varying the ventilation speed 3 5 6
In automatic mode, the system uses
the most suitable amount of air to reach
and maintain the desired comfort level.
Automatic mode is switched off by
pressing buttons 9 and 11.
These buttons allow you to increase
or decrease ventilation speed. If you
set the ventilation speed to zero, the 9
system switches off.

Switching air conditioning on


or off 11
In automatic mode, the system switches Note: the Clear View function auto-
the air conditioning system on or off, matically activates the air condition-
depending on the climate conditions. ing system (indicator light on). Press
Exit automatic mode by pressing button 6 to return to automatic mode.
button 3: the AUTO warning light on
display 5 goes out.
Button 3 activates (display warning light
comes on) or stops (warning light goes
out) the air conditioning function. In automatic mode, in cold weather,
the ventilation will not start imme-
diately at maximum power but will
increase progressively until the
engine temperature is warm enough
to heat the passenger compartment
air. This may take from a few sec-
onds to several minutes.

3.12
AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL (continued)

13 12
Rear screen de-icing/ To exit this function, press button 12
demisting again. Demisting automatically stops
by default.
With the engine running, press
button 12. The operating tell-tale 13
comes on.
This function permits rapid demisting/
de-icing of the rear screen and de-icing
of the door mirrors (on equipped vehi-
cles).

3.13
AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL (continued)
1 2 6 Note: if you wish to reduce the air flow
(which may produce a certain amount
of noise in the passenger compart-
ment), press button 11.
To exit this function, press either:
– button 1 again,
– button 6 (the AUTO indicator light on
the display will light up).

13 12 11
Clear View function This function rapidly demists/de-ices
the windscreen, the front side windows
With the engine running, press and the door mirrors (depending on the
button 1, and operating tell-tale 2 vehicle).
comes on.
It imposes automatic operation of the
The AUTO button indicator light (on the air conditioning and heating of the rear
display) goes out. screen (warning light 13), and inhibits
air recirculation.
Press button 12 if you do not want the
heated rear screen to be activated.
Warning light 13 will go out.

3.14
AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL (continued)

14

Air recirculation mode Prolonged use of this position may lead


to odours, caused by non-renewal of
Pressing button 14 activates air recir- air, and the formation of condensation
culation (the symbol lights up on the on the windows.
display).
We therefore advise you to return to
During recirculation, air is taken from normal mode (external air or automatic
the passenger compartment and is re- recirculation) as soon as air recircula-
cycled, with no air being taken from out- tion is no longer needed, by pressing
side the vehicle. button 14.
Air recirculation allows the external at-
mosphere to be cut off (when driving in
polluted areas, etc.).

3.15
AIR CONDITIONING: information and advice on use

Operating faults
As a general rule, contact your ap-
Fuel consumption proved Dealer in the event of an op-
You will normally notice an increase erating fault.
in fuel consumption (especially – Reduction in de-icing, demist-
when driving in town) when the air ing or air conditioning perform-
conditioning is operating. For vehi- ance. This may be caused by the
cles fitted with manual air condition- passenger compartment filter
ing, switch off the system when it is cartridge becoming clogged.
not required.
– No cold air is being produced.
Advice for reducing consumption Check that the controls are set
and therefore helping to preserve correctly and that the fuses are
the environment: sound. Otherwise, switch off the
Drive with the air vents open and system.
the windows closed.
If the vehicle has been parked in
the sun, open the doors for a few
moments to let the hot air escape
before starting the engine.

Maintenance
Refer to the Maintenance Service Note
Booklet for your vehicle for the in-
spection frequency. Presence of water under the ve-
hicle. After prolonged use of the air Do not open the refriger-
conditioning system, it is normal for ant fluid circuit. The fluid
water to be present under the ve- may damage eyes or skin.
hicle. This is caused by condensa-
tion.

3.16
ELECTRIC WINDOWS

1
5 6
7
2
4 3

With the ignition on From the front passenger From the rear seats
Press the switch for the relevant seat Press switch 7.
window to lower it to the desired height Press switch 6.
(the rear windows cannot be lowered
completely). Safety of rear occupants
Raise the switch for the relevant window
to raise it to the desired height. The driver can inhibit operation of the rear electric windows and doors by
pressing switch 4 on the side with the illustration.

From the driver’s seat Driver’s responsibility


Operate the switches as follows: Never leave your vehicle with the key inside and never leave a child (or a pet) un-
– 1 for the driver’s side; supervised, even for a short while.

– 2 for the front passenger’s side; They may pose a risk to themselves or to others by starting the engine, activating
equipment such as the electric windows or by locking the doors.
– 3 and 5 for the rear passenger win-
dows. Risk of serious injury.

3.17
ONE-TOUCH ELECTRIC WINDOWS

Safety of rear occupants


The driver can inhibit opera-
4 tion of the rear electric win-
dows and doors by pressing
switch 4 on the side with the illustra-
tion.

The one-touch mode works in addition


to the operation of the electric windows
described previously. Driver’s responsibility
It is fitted to the driver’s window if it is Never leave your vehi-
present on the vehicle. cle with the key inside and
Press switch 1. never leave a child (or a
pet) unsupervised, even for a short
The system operates:
while.
– with the ignition on;
They may pose a risk to themselves
– with the ignition off until the driv- or to others by starting the engine,
er’s door is opened/closed (approxi- activating equipment such as the
mately 20 minutes limit). electric windows or by locking the
doors.
Risk of serious injury.

3.18
ONE-TOUCH ELECTRIC WINDOWS/MANUAL WINDOWS
One-touch mode Normal mode
– Fully and briefly press down on – Press down on the relevant switch
the relevant switch down: the window to lower the window and release it
will open completely. when the window is at the desired
– Fully and briefly lift the relevant height.
1
switch: the window will close com- – Lift the relevant switch to raise the
pletely. window and release it when the
Pressing the switch again while the window is at the desired height.
window is moving will stop its move-
ment. Operating faults
If a window does not close, the system
Special feature will change to normal mode: press the
For your safety your vehicle is fitted with relevant switch as often as necessary
an anti-pinch facility. When a window to close the window, then release it.
encounters resistance whilst closing Press the switch again (still on the clos- Manually operated rear windows
(someone’s fingers, an animal’s paw ing side) for one second to reset the Turn handle 1.
or the branch of a tree, for example), system.
it stops and lowers by several centime- If necessary, contact your approved
tres. Dealer.

3.19
ELECTRIC SUNROOF

A 0 B
Never operate the sunroof with the
C blind closed.
D Never drive the vehicle with the sun-
roof open and the sun blind closed.

1
1

The system operates: Tilting the sunroof Driver’s responsibility


– with the ignition on, – to open: open the sun blind then Never leave a child (or
– with the ignition off until the driv- turn button 2 to position A; animal) alone in the vehicle
er’s door is opened/closed for the
– to close: turn button 2 to position 0. with the key inside. He/she
first time (approximately 20 minutes
may be able to operate the electric
limit).
sunroof and there is a risk of trap-
Sliding the sunroof ping his/her neck, arm, hand, etc.,
Sun blind – to open: open the sun blind then which could cause serious injuries.
Always operate the sun blind with the turn button 2 to position B, C or D, If something gets trapped, reverse
sunroof closed: depending on the opening position the direction of travel as soon as
required; possible by turning button 2 fully to
– to open: push handle 1 upwards
– to close: turn button 2 to position 0. the right (position D).
and guide the blind as it retracts;
– to close: pull handle 1 until the locks
click in place on both sides.

3.20
ELECTRIC SUNROOF (continued)
Sunroof closing operating Precautions during use
0
fault – check that the sunroof is properly
In this case, check that nothing is ob- closed before leaving your vehicle;
structing it. Turn button 2 to position 0, – clean the seal every three months
then press button 3 until the sunroof is using products recommended by our
completely closed. Technical Department;
– do not open the sunroof immedi-
ately after the vehicle has been in
the rain or after your car has been
washed.
– vehicle with roof bars
2 It is not advisable to operate the sun-
3 roof.
Before using the sunroof, check the
Special features objects and/or accessories (bike
racks, roof boxes, etc.) attached to
If the vehicle is fitted with an anti-pinch the roof bars: they should be prop-
facility: when a window encounters re- erly arranged and secured and
sistance whilst closing, (eg.: someone’s should not interfere with the opera-
fingers, an animal’s paw or the branch tion of the sunroof.
of a tree), it stops and then lowers a few Contact your approved Dealer for
centimetres. details of possible conversions.

Important: during this operation, the


sunroof anti-pinch function is deac-
tivated.
Contact your approved Dealer as
soon as possible.

3.21
SUN VISOR
1
4 5 7
6
1 1 2

2 2
3 3
3

Windscreen blind To retract the blind, proceed in the re- Side sun blind
verse order of removal.
On equipped vehicles, take out the Pull tab 5 forwards and tab 6 towards
pouch containing the blind. Unroll the the rear of the vehicle until they both
blind then insert side frames 2. click into their respective housings 
Position feet 3 (as far apart and as near 4 and 7.
to the windscreen as possible) on the
dashboard. Then press the frames to
insert upper mountings 1 into the trim
pieces on each side of the windscreen.

It is forbidden to drive the


vehicle with the windscreen
sun blind in position.

3.22
SUN VISOR (continued)

9 12
10

8
8

11

Rear sun blind Front sun visor Child minder mirror 12


Pull the sun blind upwards using the tab Lower one of the sun visors 10.
until both hooks 8 lock into their hous-
ings (make sure the blind is properly
locked in position). Courtesy mirrors
Slide cover 11.

Illuminated courtesy mirrors


If the vehicle is equipped with these,
light 9 comes on automatically.

3.23
INTERIOR LIGHTING
Map reading lights
(depending on vehicle)
Press switch 1 for the driver, 3 for the
front passenger.
1
2
3

4
Courtesy light Driver’s and passenger
Press switch 2. underfloor storage
This provides:
compartment lights 4
(depending on vehicle)
– permanent lighting;
– intermittent lighting, which comes Luggage compartment light
on when a door is opened. It only
switches off after a time delay and It comes on when the tailgate is
when the doors concerned have opened.
been closed correctly;
– immediate switching off.

Unlocking and opening the doors or


tailgate switches on the timed cour-
tesy lights and lights.

3.24
PASSENGER COMPARTMENT STORAGE SPACE AND FITTINGS

Front door storage pockets 1 Driver’s and passenger Sunglasses holder 3


footwell storage
compartments 2

Ensure no hard, heavy or Nothing should be placed


pointed objects protrude or on the floor area in front of
are placed in such a way the driver as such objects
that they may be projected may slide under the pedal
at the occupants when cornering or during braking manoeuvres, thus
under heavy braking. obstructing its use.

3.25
PASSENGER COMPARTMENT STORAGE SPACE AND FITTINGS (continued)

Dashboard storage Clip 5 Centre console storage


compartment 4 This can be used for storing motorway compartment 6
Depending on the vehicle, it may be tickets, cards, etc. This can be used for storing a mobile
fitted with a cover. ashtray, cup holder, etc.

When turning corners,


accelerating or braking,
ensure that the recepta-
cle being held by the cup
Ensure no hard, heavy or holder is not dislodged.
pointed objects protrude or There is a risk of injury if hot liquid
are placed in such a way escapes.
that they may be projected
at the occupants when cornering or
under heavy braking.

3.26
PASSENGER COMPARTMENT STORAGE SPACE AND FITTINGS (continued)

10
7

8 9

Passenger seat with Rear door storage Grab handle 10


integrated object holder 7 compartment 9 This offers support and can be held
To access this location, pull the tab at when the vehicle is being driven. Do
the rear of the seat base to tilt it for- not use it for getting into or out of the
wards. Drawer under front seats 8
vehicle.
This location can be used to store a
handbag or documents, etc.
There is a strap for holding docu-
ments.

Ensure no hard, heavy or


pointed objects protrude or
are placed in such a way
For safety reasons, before that they may be projected
folding the seat base, check at the occupants when cornering or
that there is nothing present under heavy braking.
in the object holder.

3.27
PASSENGER COMPARTMENT STORAGE SPACE AND FITTINGS (continued)

14
13

11

12

Passenger storage Depending on the vehicle, this storage Front seat storage
compartment 11 compartment is ventilated and air con- compartments 14
ditioned in the same way as the pas-
Pull handle 12 to open it. senger compartment.
Turn blanking cover 13 to open or close
the air inlet.

Audio Connection Box


Depending on the vehicle, this socket is
located in the passenger storage com-
partment.

3.28
PASSENGER COMPARTMENT STORAGE SPACE AND FITTINGS (continued)

15 16 16

Rear parcel shelves 15 Roof compartments 16


Raise them to their horizontal position.
It is recommended that you use the
shelves only when the vehicle is sta-
tionary.
– Always leave the storage
compartment covers closed
when driving:
– there is a risk of injury
when braking suddenly or in the
event of an accident;
– there is a risk of objects being
hurled through the passenger
compartment.
Maximum weight in each compart-
ment: 500 g evenly distributed.

3.29
ASHTRAYS - CIGAR LIGHTER
Cigar lighter 2
With the ignition on, push in the cigar
lighter 2.
1 It will spring back with a click when it is
ready. Pull it out to use. After use, re-
place it without pushing it all the way
in.

Ashtray 1
This is a removable ashtray which fits
into the cup holder in the vehicle.

The cigar lighter is provided for con-


necting accessories approved by
RENAULT’s Technical Department,
with a maximum power of 120 watts
(12 V).

3.30
FIXED REAR BENCH SEAT

A 1 B
2

The seat and the seatback may be To fold away the seat base To fold down the seatback
folded away to allow bulky objects to be
carried. Lift up the front of the seat cushion A Depending on the vehicle, it can be
until it reaches the stop. folded down in one or two sections.
Start by folding down the seat base,
then the seatback. Ensure that both sides of the seat base Remove the rear headrests if neces-
are unlocked. sary.
Then lift up the rear section of cush- Ensure that the front seats are far
ion 1 and tilt the seat base so that it is enough forward.
next to the front seats. Place the seat belts in their guides B.
Press button 2 on each side and lower
the seatback C.

For safety reasons, carry


out any adjustments when
the vehicle is not being
driven.

3.31
FIXED REAR BENCH SEAT (continued)
To raise the seatback
Proceed in reverse order.
Refit the seatback and click it back into
place.

1 A
1
When moving the rear
3 seats, ensure that nothing
obstructs the anchorage
points (passenger’s arm or
To raise the seat base Then push the front 3 of the cushion A
leg, a pet, gravel, cloth, toys, etc.).
in order to lock the seat base.
Proceed in reverse order.
Lower the bench seat cushion A in such
a way as to position the rear section of
the seat base 1 under the seatback.
When refitting the seat-
back, make sure it is cor-
rectly locked in place.
If seat covers are fitted,
make sure these do not prevent the
seatback latch from locking in.
Make sure that the seat belts are
Allow the bench seat to turn positioned correctly.
on its axis naturally with- Reposition the headrests.
out forcing it, guiding it as it
lowers onto the floor.

3.32
SLIDING REAR BENCH SEAT

To move forwards or
backwards
To unlock the seat:
– from the front, lift one of the
levers 1;
– from the rear, hold the bars of
handle 2 and push them together.
Move the seat forwards or back to the
required position.
Release lever 1 or handle 2 and make
sure that the seat is locked correctly in
position.
For safety reasons, carry
out any adjustments when
the vehicle is not being
driven.

3.33
SLIDING REAR BENCH SEAT (continued)

3 4

C C
B B
B C

The seat may be folded down to enable To fold down the seatbacks
bulky objects to be transported.
Special features of the triptic rear The 2-seater bench seat
bench seat position with large seat-
This must be in the three-seater con- back B folded down pre-
figuration (refer to the information on vents seat position C from
“Triptic rear bench seat” in Section 3). being used, as it is not possible to
fasten the seat belt (buckle 5 cannot
Any sliding rear bench seat be accessed).
Lower the rear headrests (refer to the
information on the “Rear headrests” in
Section 1).
Pull lever 3 and lower large seatback B
or pull lever 4 and lower small seat-
Check that the rear seat back C. For safety reasons, carry
belts are positioned and op- out any adjustments when
erating correctly each time the vehicle is not being
the rear seat is moved. driven.

3.34
SLIDING REAR BENCH SEAT (continued)

8 9
7

To fold down the bench seat To reposition the seat The seat belts are not at-
Triptic rear bench seat – Lower the bench seat until it locks in tached to the floor. For your
This should be in the 3-seater position position; safety, when moving the
(refer to the next page). rear bench seat, check that
– fold the seatbacks up again;
Any sliding rear bench seat Bench the sequence of hooks 9 is clean
seat pushed fully forward with the head- – make sure that the seat base and (e.g. gravel, cloth, toys, etc.).
rests in the low position: seatbacks lock into position cor-
It is essential to check that the seat
– fold down the seatbacks; rectly.
base hook 8 locks correctly onto the
– lift controls 7 located on each side of sequence 9.
the bench seat;
– lift the seat base with handle 2; When the bench seat has Check that the rear seat belts are
– take out the strap from storage com- been returned to the posi- positioned and operating correctly
partment 6; tion for use, check that it is each time the rear bench seat is
– attach it to one of the front headrest completely locked into its moved.
rods and pull it taut. anchoring points and that no ob-
jects can accidentally unlock the
controls 7.

3.35
triptic rear bench seat

1 1

1
A

2
2

This is a sliding bench seat which, in Changing to the two-seater Changing to the three-seater
addition to the settings described in the configuration configuration
previous pages, can be configured to – lift centre section 1 of the bench
two or three seats. – move the bench seat fully forwards,
seat;
Before moving it, ensure that nobody is – lift handle 2 and push the seat base – lift handle 2 and pull the seat base
occupying the seat or preventing it from towards the centre until it locks in until the seat locks in place (ensure
being moved. place (the second section of the seat that the seat base is locked correctly
is recentred at the same time). in position);
Make sure that the seat base locks into – lower centre section 1 of the seat.
position correctly. You can then move the bench seat
For safety reasons, carry You can then move the bench seat for-
out any adjustments when backwards a notch (two possible posi-
wards or backwards (four possible po- tions).
the vehicle is not being sitions).
driven.
For safety reasons, it is not permit-
ted to sit on the centre seat position
when section 1 is raised. Location A is not a storage com-
partment.

3.36
TAILGATE

1 3
To open To close Opening manually from inside the
Press button 1 and lift the tailgate. Lower the tailgate, initially using interior vehicle
handles 2 to assist you. If it is not possible to unlock the tail-
gate, it can be unlocked manually from
inside.
– access the luggage compartment by
folding forward the seatback(s) of
the rear bench seat,
– insert a pencil or similar object in
cavity 3 and slide the unit as shown
in the illustration,
– push the tailgate to open it.

3.37
Tailgate rear parcel shelf

1
C
B

2
Shelf A Vehicle with flexible cover B Vehicle with fixed cover C
To remove: This is fixed in place with a velcro-type Lift the parcel shelf.
– Unhook both straps 2 ; strip. To remove it, detach it from the To refit it, proceed in reverse order to
– remove the straps 2 from the rear bench seatback. removal.
guide 1;
– unclip the parcel shelf A.
To refit:
– Clip on the parcel shelf;
– ensure that the straps feed correctly Do not place any objects,
into the guides 1; especially heavy or hard
– hook both straps. objects, on the parcel shelf.
These may pose a risk to
the vehicle occupants if the driver
has to brake suddenly or if the
vehicle is involved in an accident.

3.38
LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT FITTINGS

1
1 2

Location for anchorage Strap Luggage compartment


points Depending on the vehicle, this strap is hook 3
On equipped vehicles, these are for se- used to hold a bottle, etc. On equipped vehicles, there may be up
curing items transported in the luggage to three of these in the luggage com-
compartment (refer to the information partment. These hooks can be used to
on “Transporting objects in the luggage hold a bag, etc.
compartment”).
Depending on the vehicle, a net for re-
taining luggage on the floor, located
in the storage compartment under the
passenger seat, may be attached to
these hooks.

3.39
TRANSPORTING OBJECTS IN THE LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT
Always position the objects trans- If you have to place objects on the
ported so that the largest surface is folded seatback, with the bench seat in
against: the 3-seater position, remove the front
headrests before folding the seatback
so that is can be folded as flat as pos-
sible against the seat base.
– The rear bench seatback for normal
loads (example A).
A

– The folded down seat for maximum


loads (example B).
B Always position the heavi-
est items directly on the
floor. Use the lashing points
on the floor of the luggage
compartment, if these are fitted to
the vehicle. The luggage should be
loaded in such a way that no items
will be thrown forward and strike the
occupants if the driver has to brake
suddenly. Fasten the rear seat belts,
even if the seats are not occupied.

3.40
ROOF BARS
When fitting roof bars, replace the
blanking bolts with the mounting bolts
supplied with the roof bars.

1 2

Access to the mounting


points
Open the doors. Behind seal 2 are
blanking bolts 1 which protect the For information on the range of
mounting bolt locations. equipment adapted to your vehicle,
we advise you to consult your
RENAULT Dealer.
Once they are secured on Please refer to the manufacturer’s
to the vehicle, the mount- instructions on how to fit and use
ing bolts should never be the bars.
removed (risk of damaging
the vehicle). Please keep these instructions with
the rest of the vehicle documenta-
Only bolts supplied with RENAULT tion.
roof bars should be used to fit the
Never remove blanking roof bars onto the vehicle. Maximum permissible load on
bolts 1 without plugging the roof rack: refer to the information
holes afterwards. on “Weights” in Section 6.

3.41
“VELOFIX” BIKE RACK
Accessing the mounting
points
Unclip the blanking cover on each side
of the rear bumper.
For vehicles not fitted with blank-
ing covers 1, contact your approved
Dealer.

1
2
1
On vehicles equipped this accessory,
the rear bumper is fitted with two flaps
covering the mounting points for the
bike rack and an electrical socket 2 lo-
cated underneath the vehicle.
Each flap is protected by a blanking Bike rack permissible load: 30 kg.
cover 1.
Refer to the manufacturer’s instruc-
tions for information on how to fit
and use the bike rack.
Please keep these instructions with
the rest of the vehicle documenta-
tion.
If there is a bike rack light operating
fault, contact your approved Dealer
as soon as possible.

3.42
Section 4: Maintenance

Bonnet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.2
Engine oil level:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.4
General information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.4
Topping up/filling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.6
Engine oil change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.7
Levels: Engine coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.8
Brake fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.9
Windscreen/headlight washer reservoir. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.10
Battery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.11
Bodywork maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.12
Interior trim maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.14
Tyre Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.15
4.1
BONNET

2
1

To open the bonnet, pull the handle 1. Unlocking the bonnet catch
To open, push tab 2 to the left as you
open the bonnet.

Before opening the bonnet, The engine may be hot


remember to return the when carrying out opera-
windscreen wiper stalk to tions in close proximity. In
park position (refer to the in- addition, the engine cooling
formation on the “Windscreen wash/ fan can come on at any moment.
wipe” in Section 1). Risk of injury.

4.2
BONNET (continued)
Closing the bonnet
3 Before closing the bonnet, make sure
that nothing has been left in the engine
compartment.
To close the bonnet, replace stay 4 in
4 holder 5. Hold the middle of the bonnet
and guide it down to one foot (30 cm)
5 above the closed position, then re-
lease. It will latch automatically under
its own weight.

Lift the bonnet and release stay 4 from


its holder 5. For your own safety, it is
very important to fix the stay into re-
tainer 3 in the bonnet.

The engine may be hot In the event of an impact,


when carrying out opera- even slight, against the ra-
tions in close proximity. In diator grille or bonnet, have
addition, the engine cooling the bonnet catch checked
fan can come on at any moment. by an approved Dealer as soon as Check that it is correctly
Risk of injury. possible. locked.

4.3
ENGINE OIL LEVEL: general information
It is normal for an engine to use oil for The squares which appear on the dis-
lubrication and cooling of moving parts play indicate the level. They disappear
Message 1
and it is normal to top up the level be- as the oil level drops and they are re-
Level
tween oil changes. placed by a dash.
above
However, contact an approved Dealer if minimum To advance to trip computer reading,
more than 0.5 litres is being consumed press the button again.
every 600 miles (1,000 km) after the If the level is at the minimum: the
running in period. message “Top up oil level” will appear
Check the oil level at regular inter- Message 2 on the display, the squares are replaced
vals and before any long journey Minimum by dashes (message 2) and the warn-
to avoid the risk of damaging your level ing light © on the instrument panel
engine. comes on.
It is vital to top up the oil as soon as
Reading the oil level possible.
Minimum oil level warning on
The oil level should be read with the instrument panel
vehicle on level ground, after the engine
has been switched off for some time. When the ignition is switched on, if the
level is above the minimum level, the
The dipstick must be used to read display indicates “oil level correct” for
the exact oil level and make sure approximately 15 seconds: message 1.
that the maximum level has not been
exceeded (risk of engine damage). To gain a more precise indication, press
Refer to the following pages. the information scroll button on the trip
computer.
The instrument panel display only alerts The display only warns the
the driver when the oil level is at its min- driver if the oil level is at the
imum. minimum level. It does not
inform the driver that the oil
level has exceeded the maximum
level as this can only be measured
using a dipstick.

4.4
ENGINE OIL LEVEL: general information (continued)
B Under no circumstances
A should maximum filling lev-
el B be exceeded: this could
Exceeding the maximum engine damage the engine and the
C oil level catalytic converter.
Under no circumstances should
the maximum filling level B be ex-
B ceeded: this could lead to the engine
racing or even engine failure.
A The oil level should only be read with
the dipstick as explained above.
If the oil level exceeds the maximum
level, do not start your vehicle and
contact an approved Dealer.
Reading the level using the dipstick
– remove the dipstick (refer to the fol-
lowing pages for information on its
location); Consult your approved Dealer at
once if you notice an abnormal or
– wipe the dipstick using a clean, lint- repeated drop in any of the fluid
free cloth; levels.
– push the dipstick in as far as it will go
(for vehicles equipped with “cap-type
dipstick” C, screw the cap in com-
pletely); The engine may be hot
– take out the dipstick again; When working in the engine when carrying out opera-
compartment, ensure that tions in close proximity. In
– read the level: it should never fall addition, the engine cooling
below minimum mark A or exceed the windscreen wiper stalk
is in the park position. fan can come on at any moment.
maximum mark B.
Risk of injury. Risk of injury.

4.5
ENGINE OIL LEVEL: topping up/filling

1
1
2 1

2 2
1 1

Topping up/filling – Unscrew cap 1;


The vehicle must be parked on level – top up the level (as a guide, the ca- When working in the engine
ground and the engine should be cold pacity between the minimum and compartment, ensure that
(for instance, before the engine is maximum reading on the dipstick 2 the windscreen wiper stalk
started up for the first time in the day). is between 1.5 and 2 litres, depend- is in the park position.
ing on the engine);
Risk of injury.
Engine oil grade – wait for approximately 10 minutes to
allow the oil to flow into the engine;
Refer to the Maintenance Service
Booklet for your vehicle for information – check the level using the dipstick 2
regarding which grade of oil to use. (as described above).
The engine may be hot
when carrying out opera-
tions in close proximity. In
addition, the engine cooling
fan can come on at any moment.
Do not exceed the maximum level and
Risk of injury.
do not forget to refit cap 1.

4.6
ENGINE OIL LEVEL: topping up/filling (continued)/ENGINE OIL CHANGE
Oil change
Service interval: refer to the
Maintenance Service Booklet for your In order to prevent splashback, it is
vehicle. recommended that a funnel be used
when topping up/filling with oil.
Average capacities for oil changes
oil filter included
(for information)
1.2 16V engine: 4.0 litres
1.2 16V TCE engine: 4.0 litres
1.4 16V engine: 4.8 litres Filling: take care when
1.6 16V engine: 4.8 litres topping up the oil that
1.5 dCi engine: 4.5 litres no oil drips onto engine
components - risk of fire.
Remember to refit the cap securely
Engine oil grade as there is a risk of fire if oil splashes
Refer to the Maintenance Service onto hot engine components.
Booklet for your vehicle for information
regarding which grade of oil to use.

Consult your approved Dealer at


once if you notice an abnormal or
repeated drop in any of the fluid
levels.

The engine may be hot


when carrying out opera- Engine oil change: if you Never run the engine in an
tions in close proximity. In are changing the oil when enclosed space as exhaust
addition, the engine cooling the engine is hot, be careful gases are poisonous.
fan can come on at any moment. not to scald yourself if the
Risk of injury. oil overflows.

4.7
LEVELS
Checking intervals Replacement intervals
Check the coolant level regularly Refer to the Maintenance Service
(very severe damage is likely to be Booklet for your vehicle.
caused to the engine if it runs out of
coolant).
1 If topping up is required, only use prod-
ucts approved by the manufacturer’s
Technical Department:
– protection against freezing;
– anticorrosion protection of the cool-
ing system.

Coolant
The level when cold should be be-
tween the MIN and MAX marks on the
expansion bottle 1.
Top this level up when cold before it
reaches the MIN mark.

When working in the engine No operations should be


compartment, ensure that carried out on the cooling
the windscreen wiper stalk circuit when the engine is
is in the park position. hot. Consult your approved Dealer at
Risk of injury. Risk of burns. once if you notice an abnormal or
repeated drop in any of the fluid
levels.

4.8
LEVELS (continued)
Level 1 Filling
It is normal for the level to drop as the After any operation on the hydraulic cir-
linings become worn, but it should never cuit, a specialist must replace the fluid.
drop below the MIN warning line. Only use fluids approved by the man-
Because of the reduced accessibility, ufacturer’s Technical Department (and
we advise you to have the brake fluid taken from a sealed container).
level checked and if necessary topped
up by a specialist. Replacement intervals
1
If you wish to check the disc and drum Refer to the Maintenance Service
wear yourself, you should obtain the Booklet for your vehicle.
document explaining the checking pro-
cedure from the manufacturer’s network
or from the manufacturer’s web site.

Brake fluid
This should be checked frequently,
and immediately if you notice even the
slightest loss in braking efficiency.

When working in the engine Take care when working in


compartment, ensure that the engine compartment
the windscreen wiper stalk as the engine cooling fan
is in the park position. may start to operate at any
Risk of injury. moment without warning.
Risk of injury.

4.9
LEVELS (continued) FILTERS
The replacement of filter elements
(air filter, passenger compartment
filter, diesel filter, etc.) is scheduled in
1 1 the maintenance operations for your
vehicle.
2 Replacement intervals for filter el-
ements: refer to the Maintenance
Service Booklet for your vehicle.

Windscreen/headlight washer Fluid


reservoir Special windscreen washer fluid (prod-
uct with antifreeze in winter).
Filling
Remove cap 1. Fill until you can see Jets
the fluid, then replace the cap. Use a tool such as a needle to adjust
the height of the windscreen washer
jets.

When working in the engine Take care when working in


compartment, ensure that NOTE the engine compartment
the windscreen wiper stalk as the engine cooling fan
Depending on the vehicle, to find
is in the park position. may start to operate at any
out the fluid level, use the “dropper-
Risk of injury. moment without warning.
cap”. To do this, plug hole 2 (in the
cap) and remove the cap. Risk of injury.

4.10
BATTERY
Replacing the battery
As this operation is complex, we advise
you to contact your approved Dealer.

It is located under cover 1. The battery


does not require any maintenance.

Handle the battery with care


as it contains sulphuric acid, As the battery is specific
which must not come into to the vehicle (presence of
contact with eyes or skin. If a ventilation pipe to expel
it does, wash the affected area with corrosive and explosive
plenty of cold water. gases), make sure that it is replaced
Ensure that naked flames, red hot with a battery that enables this pipe
objects and sparks do not come into to be connected. Consult your ap-
contact with the battery as there is a proved Dealer.
risk of explosion.

4.11
BODYWORK MAINTENANCE
Protection against the effects You should not: – Degrease or clean mechanical
of corrosive agents components (eg. the engine
– Wash the vehicle in bright sunlight or compartment), underneath the body,
Although your vehicle has been treated freezing temperatures. parts with hinges (eg. inside the fuel
with very effective anti-corrosion prod- – Scrape off mud or dirt without pre- flap) and painted plastic external
ucts, it nevertheless remains subject to wetting. fittings (eg. bumpers) using high-
the effects of: pressure cleaning equipment or by
– Allow dirt to accumulate.
– corrosives in the atmosphere spraying on products not approved
– Allow rust to form following minor im- by our Technical Department. If
Atmospheric pollution (urban and in- pacts. adequate precautions are not taken,
dustrial areas), saline atmospheres this could give rise to corrosion or
(near the sea, particularly in hot – Use solvents not approved by our
Technical Department to remove operational faults.
weather), seasonal and damp cli-
matic conditions (eg.: road salt in stains as this could damage the
winter, water from road cleaners). paintwork.
– abrasives – Drive frequently in snow or muddy
conditions without washing the
Wind-borne dust and sand, mud, vehicle, particularly under the wheel
road grit thrown up by other vehi- arches and body.
cles, etc.
– minor impacts
You should take a minimum number of
precautions in order to safeguard your
vehicle against such risks and not to
lose the benefit of your vehicle’s anti-
corrosion protection.

4.12
BODYWORK MAINTENANCE (continued)
You should – Observe the vehicle stopping dis- – Before going through a roller type
tances when driving on gravelled car wash, return the windscreen
– Wash your vehicle frequently, with surfaces to prevent paint damage. wiper stalk to park position (refer to
the engine off, using cleaning prod- the information on the “Windscreen
ucts recommended by us (never use – Repair, or have repaired quickly,
areas where the paint has been dam- wash/wipe” in Section 1). Check the
abrasive products), taking special mounting of external accessories,
care to rinse off: aged, to prevent corrosion spread-
ing. additional lights and mirrors, and
– spots of tree resin and industrial ensure that the wiper blades are se-
grime; – Remember to visit the body shop pe- cured with adhesive tape.
riodically in order to maintain your
– bird droppings, which contain RENAULT anti-corrosion warranty. Remove the aerial mast.
chemicals that rapidly discolour Refer to the Maintenance Service – Spray mechanical components,
paintwork and may even cause Booklet. hinges, etc., with products approved
the paint to peel off; by our Technical Department to
– Respect local regulations about
Wash the vehicle immediately to washing vehicles (eg. do not wash protect them after they have been
remove these marks since it is im- your vehicle on a public highway). cleaned.
possible to remove them by pol-
ishing;
– salt deposited in the wheel arches
and the underneath the body after
driving in areas where the roads
have been gritted;
– mud in the wheel arches and un-
derneath the body which form
damp patches.

We have selected special products


to care for your vehicle and you can
obtain these from RENAULT acces-
sory outlets.

4.13
INTERIOR TRIM MAINTENANCE
Whatever type of stain is on the trim, – Seat belts You should not:
use soapy water (if possible, warm These must be kept clean.
water) containing: You are strongly recommended not
Use products selected by RENAULT’s to use high-pressure or spray clean-
– normal soap, Technical Department (RENAULT ing equipment inside the passenger
– washing up liquid (with one part accessory outlets) or warm soapy compartment: without careful use, this
washing up liquid to 200 parts water and a sponge and dry off with equipment could impair the correct
water). a dry cloth. functioning of the electrical or electronic
components in the vehicle, or have
Rinse off with a soft, damp cloth. Detergents or dyes must not be other detrimental effects.
used under any circumstances.
Special features You are strongly advised not to place
items such as air fresheners, perfume
– Glass instrument panel (eg.: in- etc. near the air vents as these could
strument panel, clock, exterior tem- damage the dashboard fittings.
perature display, radio display etc.)
Use a soft cloth or cotton wool.
If this does not clean it properly, use
a soft cloth (or cotton wool) slightly
moistened with soapy water and then
wipe clean with a soft damp cloth or
cotton wool.
Finally, carefully dry off with a soft
dry cloth.
Cleaning products containing al-
cohol must not be used under any
circumstances.

4.14
Tyre pressure
Note: the number of lines on the label
may vary depending on the vehicle.
A

C D
B
E F
C D
B
E F
Tyre safety and use of snow
chains
The tyre pressure is indicated on la- Zone D: tyre pressures for the front
bel A affixed to the edge of the driver’s wheels (motorway) or when driving with Refer to the information on “Tyres”
door. Open the door to read it. a significant load. in Section 5 for the servicing con-
ditions and, depending on the ver-
Zone B: front tyre pressure when driv- Zone E: tyre pressures for the rear sion, the use of chains.
ing (non-motorway), or if less than wheels (motorway) or when driving with
4 people occupy the vehicle. a significant load. Special note
Zone C: rear tyre pressure when driving Zone F: tyre pressures for the rear For vehicles used fully laden
(non-motorway), or if less than 4 people wheels (motorway). (maximum permissible all-up weight)
occupy the vehicle. and towing a trailer. The maximum
speed must be limited to 60 mph
(100 km/h) (48 mph (80 km/h) for
van versions) and the tyre pressure
increased by 0.2 bar.
Refer to the information on “Weights”
in Section 6 for more details.

4.15
4.16
Section 5: Practical advice

Emergency spare wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.2


Tool kit (jack - wheelbrace, etc.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.6
Wheel trim. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.7
Tyres (tyre and wheel safety, use in winter) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.8
Changing a wheel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.11
Halogen headlights: changing bulbs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.12
Rear lights (changing bulbs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.15
Indicator lights (changing bulbs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.16
Interior lighting (changing bulbs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.17
Fuses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.19
Battery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.21
Radio frequency remote control: battery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.24
Fitting a radio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.25
Accessories. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.26
Wipers (replacing blades). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.27
Towing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.28
Operating faults. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.31
5.1
EMERGENCY SPARE WHEEL

1
2
6
3 4 5
A B
7

3
8

The emergency spare wheel is located – unscrew nut 4 in an anti-clockwise – pull the wheel towards you,
underneath the vehicle. direction until it comes off com- – lay the wheel down flat and unfasten
– Open the tailgate; pletely, then place the palm of your cable 6 from its housing 7;
hand on section B of handle 5 and
– lift carpet 1 and place it against the push towards the front of the vehicle. – depending on the vehicle, remove
back of the rear bench seat; The wheel will be lowered. shim 8.
– lift cover 2, then remove it; You may remove the wheel from its
– take out the tool kit, lifting it by both support.
handles 3.
When you push handle 5,
the wheel will drop under
the vehicle; risk of injury.
Do not touch the exhaust as
Ensure that everybody is it could burn.
kept away from the underside of the
Label A reminds you of how to op- vehicle.
erate the emergency spare wheel
winch.

5.2
EMERGENCY SPARE WHEEL (continued)

5 6
7
8

10

To refit a wheel After changing a wheel, position the Position yourself behind the vehicle and
To carry out this operation, the cable replaced wheel on support 9, with the pull handle 5 to raise the wheel until it is
must be unwound. valve facing the ground. Depending anchored under the vehicle.
on the vehicle, reposition shim 8. Clip
If the cable has been wound back up on cable 6 into housing 7, then push the
its own, unwind it again as follows: wheel underneath the luggage com-
– Pull the handle to unwind the cable, partment (tab 10 towards the rear of
the vehicle).
– press the button located under
handle 5 to hold the unwound cable,
then guide it down;
– recover the cable from underneath
the vehicle;
– attach the cable end piece to the Make sure that no one has
wheel support. their fingers close to the
cable when you move the
You may refit the wheel. handle. Risk of injury.

5.3
EMERGENCY SPARE WHEEL (continued)
Note: if the tool kit does not lock in
place, check the tightness of nut 4 and
the correct positioning of handle 5.

1
5 Special features
The emergency spare wheel holder
4 should always be present when you
are driving even when the wheel itself
is not present: risk of water entering the
vehicle.
If you have to release it when it is not
holding a wheel, push the centre of the
wheel holder towards the ground while
pressing handle 4.
To lock the system:
– press nut 4, screwing it on fully until
it locks in place. Several turns will
be necessary. This operation is es-
sential to ensure that the wheel is
secure;
– return handle 5 to its original posi-
tion;
– clip on the tool kit;
– replace the cover then lower it and
replace the luggage compartment
carpet. It is essential to lock the nut
so that the wheel is held se- The system should only
curely. be used with the original
vehicle wheels.

5.4
EMERGENCY SPARE WHEEL (continued)

If the emergency spare wheel has been stored for several years, have it checked by your Dealer to ensure that it is
safe to use.
Vehicle fitted with an emergency spare wheel that is smaller than the other wheels.
Never fit more than one emergency spare wheel to the same vehicle.
When this is fitted, which must only be a temporary measure, driving speed should not exceed 48 mph (80 km/h).
Replace the emergency spare wheel as soon as possible with a wheel with the same dimensions as the original.
Fitting an emergency spare wheel may alter the way the vehicle usually runs. Avoid sudden acceleration or deceleration and
reduce your speed when cornering.
Fitting the damaged wheel into the emergency spare wheel housing will reduce the vehicle’s ground clearance: avoid driving
over any obstacles.
If you need to use snow chains, fit the emergency spare wheel to the rear axle and check the tyre pressure.

5.5
TOOL KIT
Hubcap tool 5 or 6
This tool is used to remove the wheel
3 trims.

1 Jack 7
Remove jack 7.
2 7 When replacing the jack, fold it up com-
pletely and replace it in its position.
A
4

Do not leave the tools un-


secured inside the vehicle
6 5 as they may come loose
under braking. After use,
Tool kit A is located in the luggage com- Storage compartment 1 check that all the tools are correctly
partment. This is for storing a box of bulbs. clipped into the tool kit, then position
To access the tools, lift the luggage it correctly in its housing: there is a
compartment carpet, lift the cover and risk of injury.
Storage compartment 2
remove it. This is for storing a lock nut. If wheel bolts are supplied in the
Take out the tool kit, lifting it at both tool kit, only use these bolts for the
ends. emergency spare wheel: refer to the
Wheelbrace 3 label affixed to the emergency spare
To return it, proceed in the reverse This is used to tighten or release the wheel.
order to removal. wheel bolts.
The jack is designed for wheel
changing purposes only. Under no
Towing hitch 4 circumstances should it be used for
Refer to the information on the “Towing: carrying out repairs underneath the
breakdown” in Section 5. vehicle or to gain access to the un-
derside of the vehicle.

5.6
WHEEL TRIMS - WHEEL

D
4
B 3 C

A 6 5
2

Wheel trim (example: wheel Central wheel trim (example:


trim 1) wheel trim 4)
Remove the wheel trim using hubcap Remove the wheel trim using the
tool 2 (located in the tool kit) by en- hubcap tool 6 (located in the tool kit) in-
gaging the hook in the opening near serting the tool 6 into the recess 5.
valve 3. To refit it, position it in line with recess 5
To refit it, align it with valve 3. Push and tighten it with tool 6.
the retaining hooks in fully, starting
with side A near the valve, followed
by B and C, finishing at D opposite the
valve.

We would advise you to note down


the number engraved on the tool so
that you can replace it if it is lost.

5.7
TYRES
Tyre and wheel safety When the tyre tread has been worn to
the level of the wear indicators, they
The tyres are the only contact between become visible 2: it is then necessary
the vehicle and the road, so it is essen- to replace your tyres because the tread
tial to keep them in good condition. 1 rubber is no more than 1.6 mm deep,
You must make sure that your tyres con- 2 resulting in poor roadholding on wet
form to local road traffic regulations. roads.
An overloaded vehicle, long journeys
by motorway, particularly in very hot
weather, or continual driving on poorly
surfaced minor roads will lead to more
rapid tyre wear and affect safety.

Maintaining the tyres


The tyres must be in good condition and
have sufficient depth to the tread. Tyres
approved by our Technical Department
have wear warning strips 1 in the form
of raised strips moulded into the
When they need to be re- tread at several points.
placed, only tyres of the Incidents which occur when
same make, size, type and driving, such as striking
profile should be used. the kerb, may damage the
Tyres fitted to the vehicle should tyres and wheel rims, and
either be identical to those fitted could also lead to misalignment of
originally or be of a type rec- the front or rear axle geometry. If
ommended by your RENAULT such incidents occur, have the con-
Dealer. dition of these parts checked by a
RENAULT Dealer.

5.8
TYRES (continued)
Tyre pressures Pressures should be checked when the Emergency spare wheel
tyres are cold; ignore higher pressures
Tyre pressures must be adhered to (re- which may be reached in hot weather Refer to the information on the
member to check the emergency spare or following a fast journey. “Emergency spare wheel” and instruc-
wheel at the same time). Inflation pres- tions on “Changing a wheel” in Section
sures must be checked at least once a If tyre pressures cannot be checked 5.
month and always before a long jour- when the tyres are cold, the normal
ney (refer to the information on “Tyre pressures must be increased by 0.2 to
pressures”.) 0.3 bar (or 3 psi). Changing wheels around
Never deflate a hot tyre. This practice is not recommended.
Note: a label (depending on country or
model) fixed to the edge or frame of the
driver’s door gives the recommended
tyre pressures. Fitting new tyres
Incorrect tyre pressures
lead to abnormal tyre wear
and unusually hot running.
These are factors which For safety reasons, this op-
may seriously affect safety and lead eration must be carried out
to: by a specialist.
– poor road holding, Fitting different tyres may
change your vehicle as follows:
– the risk of blow-outs or of throw-
ing a tread. – It may mean that your vehicle no
Please be aware that a longer conforms to current regu-
The pressure depends on the load lations;
and the speed of use. Adjust the poorly tightened or miss-
pressures according to the condi- ing valve cap can make the – It may change the way it handles
tions of use (refer to the information tyres less airtight and lead when cornering;
on “Tyre pressures”). to pressure loss.
– It may cause the steering to be
Always use valve caps identical to heavy;
those fitted originally and tighten
them fully. – It may cause tyre noise;
– It may affect the use of snow
chains.

5.9
TYRES (continued)
Use in winter – Snow or winter tyres
– Chains We would recommend that these be
fitted to all four wheels to ensure
For safety reasons, fitting snow that your vehicle retains maximum
chains to the rear axle is strictly adhesion.
forbidden.
NB: We would point out that these
Chains cannot be fitted to tyres tyres may sometimes have:
which are larger than those originally
fitted to the vehicle. – a specific direction of rotation,
– a maximum speed index which
may be lower than the maximum
speed of your vehicle.
– Studded tyres
This type of equipment may only be
used for a limited period and as laid
down by local legislation.
It is necessary to observe the speed
specified by current legislation.
These tyres must, at a minimum, be
fitted to the two front wheels.
Chains may only be fitted
to tyres of the same size
as those originally fitted to
your vehicle.
Only certain chains can be fitted to
tyres.
In all cases, we would recommend
Contact your RENAULT Dealer. that you contact your RENAULT
Dealer who will be able to advise you
on the choice of equipment which is
most suitable for your vehicle.

5.10
CHANGING A WHEEL
Turn it a few times to lift the wheel off
the ground.
3 Undo the bolts and take off the wheel.
2 Fit the emergency spare wheel on the
1 central hub and turn it to locate the
4 mounting holes in the wheel and the
A hub.
If bolts are supplied with the emergency
spare wheel, only use these bolts for
the emergency spare wheel. Tighten
the bolts and lower the jack.
With the wheel on the ground, fully
tighten the bolts and check they are
correctly tightened as quickly as possi-
If necessary, remove the wheel trim. ble (tightening torque 105 Nm).
Park the vehicle away
from traffic if possible and Use the wheelbrace 4 to slacken off
on level ground which is the wheel bolts. Fit it so that you press
not slippery (place a plank downwards rather than pulling up-
under the jack if necessary). Switch wards.
on the hazard warning lights. Crank up jack 1 by hand to position the
Apply the hand brake and engage a jack head against jacking point 3 clos-
gear (first or reverse, or P for auto- est to the wheel concerned and, de-
matic transmissions). pending on the vehicle, marked by an If you have a puncture, re-
arrow 2. place the wheel as soon as
Ask all the passengers to leave the
vehicle and keep them away from Continue to crank the jack so that the possible.
traffic. baseplate is correctly positioned (it A tyre which has been punc-
should be underneath the vehicle and tured should always be inspected
aligned with jack head A). (and repaired, where possible) by a
specialist.

5.11
HALOGEN HEADLIGHTS: changing bulbs
Direction indicator lights
A
Turn cover B a quarter of a turn to
1 access the bulb.
B
Bulb type: PY21W.
Replace the bulb.
When the bulb has been changed,
make sure you refit the cover correctly.
D C

Due to their reduced accessibility, Front side light


(sometimes requiring the removal of
bodywork or mechanical components) Remove cover A, then unclip bulb
we advise you to have your bulbs re- holder 1 to access the bulb.
placed by an approved Dealer. Bulb type: W5W.
Replace the bulb.
Clip bulb holder 1 back onto the head-
light.
Refit cover A.

The engine may be hot


To comply with local legislations, when carrying out opera-
or as a precaution, you can obtain tions in close proximity. In
an emergency kit containing a set The bulbs are under pres- addition, the engine cooling
of spare bulbs and fuses from your sure and can break when fan can come on at any moment.
Approved dealer. replaced.
Risk of injury.
Risk of injury.

5.12
HALOGEN HEADLIGHTS: changing bulbs (continued)

3
4
D C
7
6
5

Dipped beam/main beam Refit connector 4 or 6.


headlights Do not touch the bulb glass. Hold it
Remove cover C or D. by its base.
Remove connector 4 or 6 from the bulb Refit clip 3 or 7, then cover C or D.
concerned.
Unclip clip 3 or 7.
Replace the bulb.
Bulb type: only use anti UV 55W bulbs
to ensure the plastic glass on the head-
lights is not damaged. The engine may be hot
5 → H7 or H1 depending on the when carrying out opera-
vehicle tions in close proximity. In
2 → H1 addition, the engine cooling The bulbs are under pres-
fan can come on at any moment. sure and can break when
replaced.
Risk of injury.
Risk of injury.

5.13
HEADLIGHTS: additional/front fog lights
Additional lights
If you wish to fit fog lights or long range
headlights to your vehicle, consult an
approved Dealer.

2
1

Front fog lights 1 Vehicles with cornering


Because it is sometimes necessary to lights 2
remove the protectors (bumper), you
are advised to have your bulbs re- Due to their reduced accessibility,
placed by an Approved dealer. (sometimes requiring the removal of
bodywork or mechanical components)
Bulb type: H11. we advise you to have your bulbs re-
Any operation on (or modi-
fication to) the electrical placed by an approved Dealer.
system must be performed Bulb type: H1.
by an approved Dealer
since an incorrect connection might
damage the electrical equipment
The engine may be hot (harness, components and in partic-
when carrying out opera- ular the alternator). In addition, your
tions in close proximity. In Dealer has all the parts required for
addition, the engine cooling fitting these units.
fan can come on at any moment.
Risk of injury.

5.14
REAR LIGHTS: changing bulbs

3
2
4

6
1 7

Direction indicator lights/side Release the rear light assembly from 3 Brake light
lights and brake lights outside the vehicle by pulling towards P21 W bulb.
the rear.
After opening the tailgate, open the flap 4 Direction indicator lights
of the light concerned. To access the bulbs, unclip the bulb
holder by pressing the two clips 2. PY21 W bulb.
To remove the rear lights unit, undo
nut 1. Replace the bulbs. 5 Side light
Clip bulb holder 2 back on. R5 W bulb.
Refit the rear lights unit. 6 Reversing light
Retighten nut 1, holding the rear lights P21W bulb.
unit in its position and check that it is
secure. 7 Rear fog light
The bulbs are under pres- P21 W bulb.
sure and can break when Note: both light units are fitted with
replaced. a bulb, but only the bulb on the
driver’s side works.
Risk of injury.

5.15
REAR LIGHTS (continued) AND SIDE LIGHTS: changing bulbs

8
9

10

High-level brake light 8 Number plate lights 9 Side indicator lights 10


Consult an approved Dealer. Unclip light 9 by pressing the tab. Unclip the side mounted indicator light
Remove the light cover to gain access (using a flat-blade screwdriver or simi-
to the bulb. lar).
Turn the bulb holder a quarter of a turn
Bulb type: C5W festoon bulb. and take out the bulb.

Bulb type: WY5W.

5.16
INTERIOR LIGHTING: changing bulbs

1
1

Courtesy light Underfloor storage


Unclip the lens (using a flat-blade compartments lights 2
screwdriver or similar). Unclip the light (using a flat-blade
Remove the bulb concerned. screwdriver or similar).
Turn the bulb holder a quarter of a turn
Bulb type 1: W5W. and take out the lamp.

Bulb type: W5W.

5.17
INTERIOR LIGHTING: changing bulbs (continued)

3
5

Luggage compartment light Press tab 4 to release the bulb holder


and gain access to bulb 5.
Unclip light 3 by pressing the tabs on
each side (using a flat-blade screw- Bulb type: C5W festoon bulb.
driver or similar).
Disconnect the light.

5.18
FUSES

CORRECT INCORRECT
1

Fuse box 1 Remove the fuse using tweezers 2, lo-


cated on the cover.
If any electrical equipment does not
work, check the condition of the fuses. To remove the fuse from the tweezers,
slide the fuse to the side.
Depending on the vehicle, open the
cover to the left of the steering wheel or It is not advisable to use the free fuse
the glove box. Check the fuse in ques- locations.
To identify the fuses, refer to the fuse tion and replace it, if nec-
allocation label (shown on the following essary, with a fuse of the
page). same rating.
If a fuse is fitted where the rating is
too high, it may cause the electrical
circuit to overheat (risk of fire) in the In accordance with local legislation
event of an item of equipment using or as a precautionary measure:
an excessive amount of current.
Obtain an emergency kit of spare
bulbs and fuses from your RENAULT
Dealer.

5.19
FUSES (continued)
Allocation of fuses (the presence of fuses depends on the vehicle equipment level)

Symbol Allocation Symbol Allocation Some functions are protected by the


fuses located in the engine compart-
Rear electric windows and ment.
2 door locking x Manual air conditioning
However, because of their reduced
accessibility, we advise you to have
your fuses replaced by a RENAULT
Ù Automatic wipe/wash Æ Cigar lighter Dealer.

ALIM
UCH Main power supply n ABS

h Electric windows
N Central door locking

Z Courtesy lights
g Heated door mirrors

Ì Horn
f Windscreen wiper

ï Injection
× Brake switch

Instrument panel/air
î Radio Ò conditioning control panel

Ï
t Automatic climate control Consumer cut-out

5.20
BATTERY: troubleshooting
To avoid all risk of sparks:
– Ensure that all electrical equipment
is switched off before disconnecting
or reconnecting the battery.
– When charging, stop the charger
before connecting or disconnecting
the battery. C
– Do not place metal objects on the
A
B
battery to avoid creating a short cir-
cuit between the terminals.
– Wait at least 20 seconds after switch-
ing off the engine to disconnect the
battery.
– Make sure that you reconnect the
battery terminals after refitting. Access to the battery Refitting the battery covers
Depending on the vehicle, unclip then – position cover C in its hinges and clip
pull unit A in the engine compartment. it in place;
Unclip cover B and remove it. – position cover B in its hinges and clip
Then unclip cover C and remove it. it in place;
Check that the two covers B and C are
correctly locked.
Depending on the vehicle, reposition
unit A, tilting it forwards, then clip it in
Handle the battery with care as it contains sulphuric acid, which must not place by tilting it backwards. Check that
come into contact with eyes or skin. If it does, wash the affected area with it is correctly locked.
plenty of cold water.
Ensure that naked flames, red hot objects and sparks do not come into
contact with the battery as there is a risk of explosion.
Take care when working in the engine compartment as the engine cooling fan
may start to operate at any moment without warning, which may cause serious
injury.

5.21
BATTERY: troubleshooting (continued)
Connecting a battery charger – When the exterior temperature drops If your vehicle is to be left stationary for
(in winter), the charge decreases. a relatively long time, disconnect the
The battery charger must be com- In winter, only use electrical equip- battery or have it recharged regularly,
patible with a battery with nominal ment which is really necessary. particularly during cold weather. It will
voltage of 12 volts. then be necessary, with the engine run-
– Finally, you should understand that
Switch the engine off and then discon- the charge decreases naturally as a ning, to move the steering wheel slowly,
nect both battery leads starting with result of certain permanent electrical from lock to lock and to reprogram the
the negative terminal. consumers such as the clock, after- electronic equipment with a memory
Do not disconnect the battery when the sales accessories, etc. feature, radio, etc. The battery should
engine is running. Follow the instruc- be stored in a cool and dry location pro-
When many accessories are fitted to tected from frost.
tions given by the manufacturer of the vehicle, have them connected to
the battery charger you are using. the + after ignition feed. In this case, it
Only a fully charged and well-main- is advisable to have your vehicle fitted
tained battery will have a long and with a battery which has an increased
useful life and enable you to start the nominal capacity. Contact your ap-
vehicle’s engine normally. proved Dealer.
The battery must be kept clean and
dry.
Have the battery’s charge status
checked regularly:
– Especially if you use your vehicle for Special procedures may be
short journeys or for frequent driving required to charge some
in town. batteries. Contact your ap-
proved Dealer.
Avoid all risk of sparks which may
cause an immediate explosion, and
charge the battery in a well-venti-
lated area.
Risk of serious injury.

5.22
BATTERY: troubleshooting (continued)
Starting the vehicle using the Check that there is no contact between
battery from another vehicle leads A and B and that the positive
1 lead A is not touching any metal parts
Proceed as follows when starting your on the vehicle supplying the current.
vehicle from another vehicle’s battery: 4 B
Start the engine as you would normally.
Obtain suitable jump leads (large) from As soon as it is running, disconnect
an approved Dealer or, if you already leads A and B in the reverse order
have jump leads, ensure that they are (4-3-2-1).
in perfect condition. A 3
The two batteries must have an iden-
tical nominal voltage of 12 volts. The
battery supplying the current should
2
have a capacity (amp-hours, Ah) which
is at least the same as that of the dis-
charged battery.
Ensure that there is no risk of contact Attach the positive lead A to the (+) ter-
between the two vehicles (risk of short minal 1 of the discharged battery, then
circuiting when the positive terminals to the (+) terminal 2 of the battery sup-
are connected) and that the discharged plying the current.
battery is properly connected. Switch Attach the negative lead B to the (–)
off your vehicle ignition. terminal 3 of the battery supplying the
Start the engine of the vehicle supply- current, then to the (–) terminal 4 of the
ing the current and run it at an interme- discharged battery.
diate engine speed.

5.23
Radio frequency remote control: battery

A A B

3
2

Remote controls A and B Note: It is not advisable to touch the


electrical circuit in the key cover when
Replacing the battery replacing the battery.
Remove screw 1. Open the case at
slot 2 using a coin, and replace bat- B
tery 3, observing the polarity shown on
the back of the cover.
Batteries can be obtained from your
approved Dealer.
These batteries should have a serv-
ice life of approximately two years.

Do not dispose of your used batteries in the countryside. Give them to an


organisation that collects and recycles used batteries.
3

5.24
FITTING THE RADIO
2

Radio location 1 Tweeter speakers Door speakers


Unclip the blanking cover. The aerial, + Using a flat-blade screwdriver or simi- Using a flat-blade screwdriver or simi-
and – supply and speaker wire connec- lar, unclip grille 2 to access the speaker lar, unclip grille 3 to access the speaker
tions are located behind it. wires. wires.

– In all cases, it is very important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully.


– The specifications of the brackets and wires (available at RENAULT accessory outlets) vary depending on the equipment
level of your vehicle and the type of radio.
Contact your RENAULT Dealer to find out the correct part number.
– No work may be carried out on the vehicle’s electrical circuit, except by RENAULT technicians: an incorrectly connected
system may result in damage being caused to the electrical equipment and/or the components connected to it.

5.25
ACCESSORIES

Before fitting an electrical or


electronic device (particu-
larly for transmitters/receiv-
ers: frequency bandwidth,
power level, position of the aerial
etc.), ensure that it is compatible
with your vehicle.
Contact an approved dealer for this
information.

Electrical and electronic


Use of transmission/ accessories
receiving devices Fitting after-market – No work may be carried
(telephones, CB accessories out on the vehicle’s elec-
equipment etc.). If you wish to install acces- trical or radio circuits, except by
Telephones and CB equipment with sories on the vehicle: con- approved dealers: an incorrectly
integrated aerials may cause inter- sult an approved dealer. connected system may result
ference to the original electronic Also, to ensure the correct operation in damage being caused to the
systems fitted to the vehicle: it is ad- of your vehicle, and to avoid any risk electrical equipment and/or the
visable only to use equipment with to your safety, we recommend that components connected to it.
an external aerial. you use only specific accessories, – If the vehicle is fitted with any
Furthermore, we remind you of designed for your vehicle, which aftermarket electrical equipment,
the need to comply with the legis- are the only accessories for which make sure that the unit is correctly
lation in force concerning the use the manufacturer will provide a war- protected by a fuse. Establish the
of such equipment. ranty. rating and position of this fuse.

5.26
WINDSCREEN WIPER BLADES
To refit
To refit the wiper blade, proceed in re-
verse order to removal. Make sure that
1 the blade is correctly locked in posi-
tion. 4

3
5
Clean your windscreen and your
Replacing windscreen wiper rear screen regularly. Rear screen wiper blade4
blades 1 – With the ignition off, lift the wiper
– With the ignition off, lift the wiper arm 5;
arm 3; – pivot blade 4 until some resistance is
– move blade 1 into a horizontal posi- met;
tion; – In frosty weather, make – remove the blade by pulling it.
– slide blade 1 until catch 2 on the sure that the wiper blades
wiper arm is released. are not stuck by ice (risk of Refitting
motor overheating).
To refit the wiper blade, proceed in re-
– Check the condition of the wiper verse order to removal. Make sure that
blades. Replace the wiper blades the blade is correctly locked in posi-
as soon as they begin to lose ef- tion.
ficiency (approximately once a
year).

5.27
TOWING: breakdown
Access to towing points
Unclip cover 3 or 5 using a flat-blade
screwdriver or similar.
Screw in towing hitch 1 fully: as much
as possible by hand at first, then finish
1 by tightening it using the wheelbrace.
2
Towing hitch 1 and the wheelbrace are
located under the luggage compartment
carpet in the tool kit (refer to the infor-
1 mation on the “Tool kit” in Section 5).
4 5
3

Insert the key into the ignition switch Only use the front 2 and rear 4
to unlock the steering wheel and to towing points (never use the drive-
use the indicator lights (brake lights, shafts). These towing points may only
indicators, etc.). The towed vehicle’s be used for towing: never use them for
lights must be switched on at night. lifting the vehicle directly or indirectly.
Furthermore, it is essential to respect
the towing regulations set out in the leg-
islation of the country concerned and, if
your vehicle is the towing vehicle, to not
exceed the towing weight of your vehi-
cle. Contact your approved Dealer.

When the engine is stopped, Do not leave tools loose in


steering and braking assist- the vehicle: there is a risk
ance are not operational. they may be thrown about
during braking.

5.28
TOWING: breakdown (continued)
Towing a vehicle with an Towing a vehicle with a
automatic gearbox Quickshift gearbox
With the engine switched off: the If a gear is engaged:
gearbox is no longer lubricated. It is – with the ignition on, select neutral
preferable to tow this type of vehicle on while depressing the brake pedal,
a trailer or tow it with the front wheels
off the ground. – check that neutral is engaged (eg. by
pushing the vehicle),
Under exceptional circumstances,
you may tow the vehicle with all four – switch off the ignition.
wheels on the ground, only going for-
ward, with the gear lever in the neutral The vehicle should always be towed
position N and for a distance not ex- with the ignition switched off.
ceeding 30 miles (50 km). If you cannot engage neutral, the vehicle
must be towed with its front wheels off
the ground.
– Use a rigid towing bar. If a
rope or cable is used (where
the law allows this), the ve-
hicle being towed must be If the lever is stuck in P,
able to brake. even though you are de-
pressing the brake pedal,
– A vehicle must not be towed if it is the lever can be released
not fit to be driven. manually.
– Avoid accelerating or braking sud- To do this, unclip the upper sec-
denly when towing, as this may tion of the cover at the base of the
result in damage being caused to lever.
the vehicle.
Press simultaneously on the mark
– When towing a vehicle, it is ad- on the gaiter and the unlocking
visable not to exceed 15 mph button on the lever.
(25 km/h).

5.29
Towing: equipment

Permissible nose weight, maxi-


mum permissible towing weight,
braked and unbraked: refer to the
information on “Weights” in
Section 6.
For fitting and conditions of use,
refer to the equipment’s fitting in-
structions.
Please keep these instructions with
the rest of the vehicle documenta-
tion. A: 614 mm (normal chassis)
A: 681 mm (long chassis)

5.30
Operating faults
The following advice will enable you to carry out quick, temporary repairs. For safety reasons you should always contact
an approved Dealer as soon as possible.

The starter is activated POSSIBLE CAUSES WHAT TO DO

The indicator lights fail to light up and Battery terminals disconnected, Retighten, reconnect or clean them if they
the starter does not turn. oxidised or incorrectly secured. are oxidised.

Battery discharged or unservice- Connect another battery to the faulty bat-


able. tery. Refer to the paragraph “Battery: trou-
bleshooting” in section 5 or replace the bat-
tery if necessary.
Do not push the vehicle if the steering
column is locked.

The engine will not start. Starting conditions are not fulfilled. Refer to the information on “Starting/stop-
ping the engine” in Section 2.

The steering column remains locked. Steering wheel locked. To unlock, gently move the key and the
steering wheel (refer to the information on
the “Ignition switch” in Section 2).

5.31
Operating faults (continued)
On the road POSSIBLE CAUSES WHAT TO DO

Vibrations. Tyres not inflated to correct pres- Check the tyre pressures: if this is not the
sures, incorrectly balanced or dam- problem, have them checked by an ap-
aged. proved Dealer.

Abnormal white smoke from the exhaust Mechanical fault: cylinder head Stop the engine.
or coolant boiling in the reservoir. gasket damaged, faulty coolant Contact an approved Dealer.
pump.

Smoke under the bonnet. Short circuit or cooling system leak. Stop, switch off the ignition, stand away
from the vehicle and contact an approved
Dealer.

The oil pressure warning light comes


on:

while cornering or braking The level is too low. Top up the engine oil (refer to the informa-
tion on “Engine oil level - Topping up/refill-
ing” in Section 4).

at idle speed Low oil pressure. Consult the nearest approved Dealer.

is slow to go out or remains lit under Loss of oil pressure. Stop the vehicle and contact an approved
acceleration Dealer.

whistling roof aerial poorly positioned. Fold down the aerial until the end of it is
approximately 44 cm from the vehicle’s
roof.

5.32
Operating faults (continued)
On the road POSSIBLE CAUSES WHAT TO DO

Steering becomes heavy. Assistance overheating. Leave to cool.


Low battery. Recharge or replace the battery.

The engine overheats. The coolant Engine cooling fan not working. Stop the vehicle, switch off the engine and
temperature indicator and the STOP contact an approved Dealer.
warning light come on.

Coolant leaks. Check the coolant reservoir: it should con-


tain fluid. If there is no coolant, consult your
approved Dealer as soon as possible.

Radiator: If there is a significant lack of coolant, remember that it must never be topped up using cold coolant while
the engine is very warm. After any procedure on the vehicle which has involved even partial draining of the cooling
system, it must be refilled with a new mixture prepared in the correct proportions. Reminder: only products approved
by our Technical Department may be used for this purpose.

5.33
Operating faults (continued)
Electrical equipment POSSIBLE CAUSES WHAT TO DO

The wipers do not work. Wiper blades stuck. Free the blades before using the
wipers.

Faulty electrical circuit. Consult an approved Dealer.

The wiper does not stop. Faulty electrical controls. Consult an approved Dealer.

Direction indicators flashing more Blown bulb. Replace the bulb.


quickly.

The direction indicators do not work. Faulty electrical circuit. Consult an approved Dealer.

The headlights do not switch on or Faulty electrical circuit or control. Consult an approved Dealer.
off.

Traces of condensation in the lights. This is not a fault. Traces of condensa-


tion are a natural phenomenon caused
by variations in temperature.
These traces soon disappear when the
lights are switched on.

5.34
OPERATING FAULTS (continued)
Electrical equipment POSSIBLE CAUSES WHAT TO DO

The sunroof does not open/close. Sunroof opening conditions not ful- Apply the opening conditions (refer to the
filled. information on the “Electric sunroof” in
Section 3).

Roof fault. Leave the sunroof closed or close it using


Electrical fault (discharged battery, the methods described in “Electric sunroof:
etc.). Operating fault” in Section 3 and contact
your approved Dealer.

5.35
5.36
Section 6: Technical specifications

Vehicle identification plates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.2


Dimensions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.4
Engine specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.5
Weights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.6
Replacement parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.7
6.1
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION PLATES

6
A 7
8
9
1 10
A 2
3 11
4 12
5
13

Vehicle identification plate A 6 Technical specifications of the


vehicle.
1 V
 ehicle type and chassis number.
This information is repeated on 7 Vehicle paint reference.
marking B.
8 Equipment level.
2 M
 aximum permissible all-up
weight. 9 Vehicle type.
B
3 Total train weight (vehicle fully 10 Trim code.
loaded, with trailer).
11 Additional equipment specifica-
4 Maximum permissible all-up tion.
weight, front axle.
12 Fabrication number.
5 Maximum permissible all-up
weight, rear axle. 13 Interior trim code.

6.2
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION PLATES (continued)

C
1 C
C

2 3

The information on the engine plate


or label C should be quoted on all
your correspondence or orders.
(Location varies depending on engine)
1 Engine type.
2 Engine suffix.
3 Engine number.

6.3
Dimensions (in metres)

Standard chassis

0.802 2.482 0.590 1.472

3.874

Long chassis

1.589*

0.802 2.575 0.657 1.450


1.960
4.034

* Unladen
6.4
ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS

Versions 1.2 16V 1.2 16V TCE 1.4 16V 1.6 16V 1.5 dCi

Engine type
D4F D4F Turbo K4J K4M K9K Turbo
(see engine plate)

Cubic capacity (cc) 1 149 1 390 1 598 1 461

Type of fuel
Octane rating It is essential that you use unleaded petrol of the octane rating
stated on the label inside the fuel filler flap. Diesel: the
If not available, for a limited time only, use unleaded fuel: label located
in the fuel filler
– with an octane rating of 91 for a label with the ratings 95 or flap indicates
98, authorised
– with an octane rating of 87 for a label showing 91, 95 or fuels.
98.

Spark plugs

Only use the spark plugs specified for your vehicle’s engine.
The type should be marked on a label stuck inside the engine
compartment. If it is not then contact your RENAULT Dealer. –
Fitting spark plugs which are not to specification may damage
the engine.

6.5
weights (in kg)
The weights indicated for a basic vehicle without options: they vary depending on the your vehicle’s equipment. Consult
your approved Dealer.

Maximum permissible all-up weight (MMAC) Weights are indicated on the vehicle identification plate (refer to
Total train weight (MTR) the information on “Vehicle identification plates” in Section 6)

Braked trailer weight found by calculating: MTR - MMAC


Unbraked trailer weight 550
Permissible nose weight 75

Maximum permissible load on roof 80

Towing weight (Towing a caravan, boat, etc.)


– It is important to comply with the towing weights, governed by local legislation in each country and, in particular, laid down in
the Road Traffic Regulations. Contact H33 about any towing equipment.
– When towing, under no circumstances may the total train weight (vehicle + trailer) be exceeded. However the following is
permitted:
– the Maximum permissible weight at the rear may be exceeded by no more than 15%,
– the maximum permissible all-up weight may be exceeded by no more than 10% or 100 kg (whichever occurs first).
In either case, the maximum speed of the towing assembly must not exceed 60 mph (100 km/h) and the tyre pressure must be
increased by 0.2 bar (3 PSI).
– The engine output and climbing capability are reduced with altitude. We recommend that the maximum load be reduced by 10%
at an altitude of 1,000 metres and by an additional 10% for each 1,000 metres thereafter.

6.6
SPARE PARTS AND REPAIRS
Original RENAULT parts are based on strict specifications and are regularly tested. Therefore, they are of at least the same level
of quality as the parts fitted originally.
If you always fit genuine RENAULT parts to your vehicle, you will ensure that it performs well. Furthermore, repairs carried out
within the RENAULT Network using original replacement parts are guaranteed according to the conditions set out on the reverse
of the repair order.

6.7
6.8
Alphabetical index
A child restraint/seat..................................................1.28 → 1.37
ABS.................................................................................... 2.17 child safety..........1.2 – 1.3, 1.7 – 1.8, 1.23, 1.28 → 1.39, 3.17,
accessories........................................................................ 5.26 3.20 – 3.21
accessories socket............................................................. 3.30 child seats..............................................................1.28 → 1.37
additional methods of restraint........................................... 1.26 children............................................... 1.2 – 1.3, 1.7 – 1.8, 3.17
side protection.............................................................. 1.25 cigar lighter......................................................................... 3.30
to the front seat belts........................................1.20 → 1.23 clock................................................................................... 1.62
to the rear seat belts..................................................... 1.24 closing the doors......................................................... 1.7 – 1.8
adjusting your driving position................................1.13 → 1.19 control instruments........................................1.44 → 1.60, 1.62
advice on antipollution............................................2.10 → 2.12 controls...................................................................1.40 → 1.43
air bag....................................................................1.20 → 1.26 coolant.................................................................................. 4.8
activating the front passenger air bags......................... 1.39 courtesy light............................................................. 3.24, 5.17
deactivating the front passenger air bags..................... 1.38 courtesy mirrors.................................................................. 3.23
air conditioning.........................................................3.4 → 3.16 cruise control..........................................................2.26 → 2.29
air vents....................................................................... 3.2 – 3.3 cruise control-speed limiter....................................2.23 → 2.29
anti-lock braking system: ABS............................................ 2.17
antipollution D
advice...............................................................2.10 → 2.12 dashboard..............................................................1.40 → 1.43
ashtray................................................................................ 3.30 de-icing
automatic gearbox (use).........................................2.30 → 2.34 rear screen...................................................................... 3.4
automatic gearbox selector lever...........................2.30 → 2.34 demisting
rear screen.................................................. 3.8, 3.13 – 3.14
B windscreen............................................................. 3.5, 3.14
batteries.............................................................................. 5.24 dimensions........................................................................... 6.4
battery...........................................................4.11, 5.21 → 5.23 dipstick................................................................................. 4.5
bonnet......................................................................... 4.2 – 4.3 display....................................................................1.44 → 1.48
brake fluid............................................................................. 4.9 doors/tailgate...................................................1.7 → 1.11, 3.37
bulbs driver’s position......................................................1.40 → 1.43
changing...........................................................5.12 → 5.18 driving.............................................. 2.2, 2.4 → 2.7, 2.9 → 2.39
driving position
C settings......................................................................... 1.16
catalytic converter....................................................... 2.5, 2.13
central door locking...........................................1.6, 1.9 → 1.11 E
changing a bulb......................................................5.12 → 5.18 electric windows................................................................. 3.17
changing a wheel............................................................... 5.11 Electronic Stability Program: ESP........................... 2.18 – 2.19
changing gear.........................................................2.30 → 2.39 emergency brake assist..................................................... 2.22
7.1
Alphabetical index (continued)
emergency braking............................................................. 2.22 fuel tank capacity..................................................... 1.76 – 1.77
emergency spare wheel.............................................5.2 → 5.5 fuses........................................................................ 5.19 – 5.20
engine
technical specifications................................................... 6.5 G
engine immobiliser............................................................. 1.12 gear lever............................................................................. 2.8
engine oil..................................................................... 4.4 – 4.5 glove box............................................................................ 3.25
engine oil level............................................................. 4.4 – 4.5
engine specifications............................................................ 6.5 H
engine start/stop button............................................... 2.3 – 2.4 handbrake............................................................................ 2.9
environment........................................................................ 2.13 hazard warning lights signal............................................... 1.66
ESP: Electronic Stability Program........................... 2.18 – 2.19 headlight beam adjustment................................................ 1.72
external temperature.......................................................... 1.63 headlight flashers............................................................... 1.66
headrest.................................................................. 1.13 – 1.14
F heated seats....................................................................... 1.15
faults heating and air conditioning system.........................3.8 → 3.15
operating faults.................................................5.31 → 5.35 heating system.........................................................3.4 → 3.16
filter horn.................................................................................... 1.66
air filter.......................................................................... 4.10 horn:
diesel filter..................................................................... 4.10 flash.............................................................................. 1.66
particle filter.................................................................... 2.7 sounding the horn......................................................... 1.66
fitting a radio............................................................ 5.25 – 5.26 hubcap tool.................................................................. 5.6 – 5.7
fittings.....................................................................3.25 → 3.29
fog lights.................................................................... 1.71, 5.14 I
front passenger air bag deactivation.................................. 1.38 ignition switch....................................................................... 2.3
front seat adjustment.......................................................... 1.15 indicator lights.................................................................... 5.16
front seats indicators.................................... 1.66, 5.12 – 5.13, 5.15 – 5.16
adjustment......................................................... 1.15 – 1.16 indicators:
fuel direction indicators........................................................ 1.66
advice on fuel economy....................................2.10 → 2.12 instrument panel...............................................1.44 → 1.59
capacity.............................................................. 1.76 – 1.77 instrument panel.....................................................1.44 → 1.60
filling................................................................... 1.76 – 1.77 interior trim
grade.................................................................. 1.76 – 1.77 maintenance................................................................. 4.14
fuel economy..........................................................2.10 → 2.12
fuel level........................................... 1.44 → 1.46, 1.49 → 1.59 J
fuel tank jack....................................................................................... 5.6
capacity......................................................................... 1.76
7.2
Alphabetical index (continued)
K M
keys............................................................................1.2 → 1.5 maintenance:
bodywork........................................................... 4.12 – 4.13
L interior trim.................................................................... 4.14
levels.................................................................................... 4.8 mechanical.................................................... 4.4 – 4.5, 4.11
levels: map reading lights.............................................................. 3.24
brake fluid....................................................................... 4.9 methods of restraint in addition to the seat belts....1.20 → 1.26
coolant............................................................................ 4.8
windscreen washer reservoir........................................ 4.10 O
lifting the vehicle opening the doors........................................................ 1.7 – 1.8
changing a wheel.......................................................... 5.11 operating faults.......................................................5.31 → 5.35
lighting:
exterior..............................................................1.67 → 1.72 P
instrument panel........................................................... 1.67 paintwork
interior....................................................... 3.24, 5.17 – 5.18 maintenance...................................................... 4.12 – 4.13
see-me-home................................................................ 1.68 reference......................................................................... 6.2
lights parking distance control.......................................... 2.40 – 2.41
additional...................................................................... 5.14 power-assisted steering....................................................... 2.8
adjustment.................................................................... 1.72 practical advice.......................................................2.10 → 2.12
changing bulbs................................................... 5.12 – 5.13 puncture.....................................................................5.2 → 5.5
fog lights....................................................................... 5.14
front...................................................................5.12 → 5.14 Q
lights: Quickshift gearbox..................................................2.35 → 2.39
adjusting....................................................................... 1.72
brake lights........................................................ 5.15 – 5.16 R
dipped beam headlights............................ 1.68, 5.12 – 5.13 radio
direction indicators........................... 1.66, 5.12 – 5.13, 5.15 fitting a radio................................................................. 5.26
fog lights................................................... 1.71, 5.14 – 5.15 rear bench seat......................................................3.33 → 3.36
hazard warning............................................................. 1.66 rear parcel shelf.................................................................. 3.38
main beam headlights............................... 1.69, 5.12 – 5.13 rear screen
number plate lights....................................................... 5.16 demisting........................................................ 3.4, 3.8, 3.13
reversing lights.............................................................. 5.15 rear screen de-icing/demisting............................................. 3.7
side lights......................................... 1.67, 5.12 – 5.13, 5.15 rear seats........................................................................... 1.18
lights-on warning buzzer.................................................... 1.70 functions....................................................................... 3.36
locking the doors......................................................1.2 → 1.11 rear view mirrors...................................................... 1.64 – 1.65
replacement parts................................................................. 6.7

7.3
Alphabetical index (continued)
reverse gear towing
selecting.......................................................................... 2.8 breakdown......................................................... 5.28 – 5.29
roof bars............................................................................. 3.41 towing equipment.......................................................... 5.30
roof rack towing equipment
roof bars........................................................................ 3.41 fitting............................................................................. 5.30
running in.............................................................................. 2.2 towing hitch........................................................................ 5.28
towing rings........................................................................ 3.39
S traction control: ASR................................................ 2.20 – 2.21
seat belt pretensioners transporting children...............................................1.28 → 1.37
front seat belt....................................................1.20 → 1.23 transporting objects
seat belts................................................................1.16 → 1.19 in the luggage compartment......................................... 3.40
signals and lights....................................................1.67 → 1.72 trims...................................................................................... 5.7
speakers trip computer and warning system.........................1.49 → 1.60
location......................................................................... 5.25 tyre pressure............................................................... 4.15, 5.9
special features of diesel vehicles with particle filter............ 2.7 tyre pressure monitor.............................................2.14 → 2.16
special features of diesel versions....................................... 2.6 tyre pressures..................................................................... 4.15
special features of petrol vehicles........................................ 2.5 tyres.................................................................4.15, 5.8 → 5.10
speed limiter...........................................................2.23 → 2.25
starting the engine....................................................... 2.3 – 2.4 U
steering wheel unlocking the doors................................................... 1.9 – 1.10
adjustment.................................................................... 1.61
stopping the engine.............................................................. 2.4 V
storage compartment.............................................3.25 → 3.29 variable power-assisted steering.......................................... 2.8
storage compartments............................................3.25 → 3.29 vehicle identification.................................................... 6.2 – 6.3
sun visor.................................................................. 3.22 – 3.23 vehicle identification plates.......................................... 6.2 – 6.3
sunroof.................................................................... 3.20 – 3.21 ventilation.................................................................3.2 → 3.16

T W
tailgate....................................................................3.37 → 3.40 warning buzzer........................................ 1.7, 1.46 – 1.47, 1.66
tanks and reservoirs warning lights.........................................................1.44 → 1.59
coolant............................................................................ 4.8 washing................................................................... 4.12 – 4.13
tanks and reservoirs: wheelbrace........................................................................... 5.6
windscreen washer....................................................... 4.10 wheels (safety).........................................................5.8 → 5.10
technical specifications.................................. 6.2 – 6.3, 6.5, 6.7 windscreen de-icing/demisting........................................... 3.13
temperature regulation.............................................3.4 → 3.16 windscreen washer.................................................1.73 → 1.75
tool kit................................................................................... 5.6 wiper blades....................................................................... 5.27

7.4
Alphabetical index (continued)
wipers.....................................................................1.73 → 1.75
blades........................................................................... 5.27

7.5
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