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  2. 2. RENAULT recommends ELF Warning: to ensure the engine operates optimally, the useELF has developed a complete range of lubricants for RENAULT: of a lubricant may be restricted to certain vehicles. Please refer to your maintenance document. engine oils manual and automatic gearbox oils RENAULT engineers and technicians have pooled their Benefiting from the research applied to Formula 1, skill to create a quality lubricants are very high-tech products. vehicle from all points of view: road holding, drivingUpdated with the help of RENAULT’s technical comfort, finish and teams, this range is perfectly compatible with the presentation. specific features of the brand’s vehicles. ELF lubricants enhance your vehicle’s performance significantly. Regular maintenance is the key to kee- ping your vehicle on the road and, in Photo credit: Total/DPPI Imacom group this booklet, we present the various services offered by RENAULT which will enable you to obtain complete satisfaction from your vehicle. RENAULT recommends approved ELF lubricants for oil changes and top-ups. Contact your RENAULT Dealer or visit Une marque de
  3. 3. Welcome to your new vehicleThis 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 containsabout the vehicle and its functions and new features. If certain points are still unclear, our Network technicians will be only toopleased 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. Throughout the manual, the “approved Dealer” is your RENAULT Dealer.Enjoy driving your new vehicle. Translated from English. Copying or translation, in part or in full, is forbidden unless prior written permission has been obtained from the car manufac- turer. 0.1
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  5. 5. C O N T E N T S SectionsGetting to know your vehicle  ............................... 1Driving  ................................................................... 2Your comfort  . ........................................................ 3Maintenance  .......................................................... 4Practical advice  ..................................................... 5Technical specifications  . ..................................... 6Alphabetical index  ................................................ 7 0.3
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  7. 7. Section 1: Getting to know your vehicleRENAULT card: general information, use, deadlocking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.2Doors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.9Automatic locking when driving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.13Headrests/Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.14Seat belts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.20Additional method of restraint. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.23 methods of restraint in addition to the front seat belts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.23 methods of restraint in addition to the rear seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.27 side protection devices. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.28Child safety: general information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.30 choosing a child seat mounting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.33 fitting a child seat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.35 deactivating/activating the front passenger air bag. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.40Steering wheel/power-assisted steering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.43Driving position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.44Control instruments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.48 Trip computer and warning system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.53 Vehicle settings customisation menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.62Clock and exterior temperature. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.63Rear view mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.64Audible and visual signals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.66Exterior lighting and signals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.67Headlight beam adjustment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.70Windscreen wash/wipe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.71Fuel tank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.74 1.1
  8. 8. RENAULT card: general information (1/2) The RENAULT card is used Range of the RENAULT card for: This varies according to the environ- – locking/unlocking the doors and ment. It is important to make sure when 2 3 trunk lid; handling the RENAULT card that you – switching on the vehicle lighting re- do not lock or unlock the doors by inad- 1 vertently pressing the buttons. motely (refer to the following pages); 4 – depending on the vehicle, automati- cally closing the electric windows and sunroof remotely (see the infor- mation on “Electric windows/Electric panoramic sunroof” in Section 3); 5 – starting the engine (refer to the in- formation on “Starting the engine” in Section 2);1 Unlocking the doors and trunk lid RENAULT card battery life2 Locking all the doors and trunk lid Make sure that the correct battery type Driver’s responsibility3 Switching on the lighting remotely is being used, and that the battery is in good condition and inserted correctly. Never leave your vehicle4 Unlocking/locking the trunk lid with the RENAULT card Its service life is approximately two5 Integrated key years: replace it when the message inside and never leave a “Low card battery” appears on the in- child (or a pet) unsupervised, even strument panel (refer to the informa- for a short while. tion on the “RENAULT card: Battery” in They may pose a risk to themselves Section 5). or to others by starting the engine, Note: you can still lock/unlock and start activating equipment such as the your vehicle, even with a flat battery. electric windows or by locking the Refer to the information on “Locking/ doors. unlocking the doors” in Section 1 and Risk of serious injury. “Starting the engine” in Section 2.1.2
  9. 9. RENAULT card: general information (2/2) Using the key To use the integrated key, refer to Section 1 “Locking/unlocking the Advice doors”. Avoid leaving the RENAULT card in Once you have accessed the vehicle hot, cold or humid areas. 5 using the integrated key, replace it Do not store the RENAULT card in its housing in the RENAULT card, in an area where it may acciden- then insert the RENAULT card into tally become bent or damaged. The the card reader to start the vehicle. RENAULT card may be damaged if 6 it is sat on when placed in the back pocket of a garment.Integrated key 5The integrated key is used to lock orunlock the front left-hand door if theRENAULT card does not work: Replacement: need for an addi- tional RENAULT card– when the RENAULT card battery is drained, discharged battery, etc. If you lose your RENAULT card or require another, you can obtain one– use of devices using the same fre- from an approved dealer. quency as the card; If a RENAULT card is replaced, it– vehicle located in a high electromag- will be necessary to take the vehi- netic radiation zone. cle and all of its RENAULT cards to an approved dealer to initialiseAccess to key 5 the system.Press button 6 and pull key 5 then re- You can use up to four RENAULTlease the button. cards per vehicle. 1.3
  10. 10. Remote control RENAULT card: use Locking the doors and trunk Distance lighting function lid This can, for example, identify the ve- 3 Press locking button 2. hicle from a distance when parked in a 2 car park. 1 The hazard warning lights flash twice to indicate that the doors have locked. The dipped beam headlights, side If a door or the luggage compartment lights and interior lights come on for ap- 4 is open or not properly closed, or if a proximately 30 seconds when button 3 RENAULT card is still in the reader, is pressed. the doors and luggage compartment Note: pressing button 3 again switches lock then quickly unlock and the hazard off the lighting. warning lights do not flash. RENAULT card non-detection Unlocking/locking the trunk alarm lid only The message “Keycard not detected”Unlocking the doors and Press button 4 to unlock or lock the and a beep will warn you if you opentrunk lid trunk lid. a door with the engine running and thePress unlocking button 1. card is not in the reader. The warning disappears when the card is inserted inThe hazard warning lights flash once the reader indicate that the doors have been un-locked. The flashing status of the hazard warning lights informs you of the ve- hicle status: – one flash indicates that the vehi- cle is unlocked; – two flashes indicates that the The card buttons are deactivated vehicle is locked. when the engine is running.1.4
  11. 11. hands-free RENAULT card: use (1/3) 3 2 1Use Unlocking the vehicle Note: if the RENAULT card is inside the luggage compartment, the vehi-On equipped vehicles, in addition to With the RENAULT card in zone 1, you cle locks/unlocks quickly. Ensure thatthe functions of the remote control may unlock the vehicle by placing your you always have the RENAULT cardRENAULT card, it can be used to lock hand in door handle 2; the vehicle will on your person, as the vehicle may notand unlock without using the RENAULT unlock (in some cases, you may need unlock if there is any wavelength inter-card, when it is in access zone 1. to pull door handle 2 twice to unlock the ference.Note: Ensure that the RENAULT card vehicle and open the door).is not in contact with other electronic Pressing button 3 also unlocks all theequipment (computer, PDA, phone, doors and the trunk lid.etc.) as this could hinder its operation. The hazard warning lights flash once to indicate that the doors have been un- locked. Note: if no door is opened within a few minutes of the vehicle being un- locked by pressing the locking/unlock- ing button on the RENAULT card, the doors will automatically relock. 1.5
  12. 12. hands-free RENAULT card: use (2/3) Note: The RENAULT card must be within the vehicle’s access zone 1 to be able to lock the vehicle using the button. 4 Special note: If you wish to check that the doors are locked after locking with button 4, you have approximately three seconds to try the door handles without unlocking them. After this time, the “hands-free” mode is activated once again and any move- 1 ment of a handle will unlock the vehicle.Locking the vehicle If a door or the trunk lid is open or not properly closed, or a card is in theThere are three ways to lock the vehi- passenger compartment (or the cardcle: remotely, using button 4, or using reader) the vehicle will not lock. In thisthe RENAULT card. situation, no beep sounds and theRemote locking hazard warning lights do not flash.With the RENAULT card on you, and Locking using button 4doors and trunk lid closed, move away With the doors and trunk lid closedfrom the vehicle: it will lock automati- and the RENAULT card on you, presscally once you have left zone 1. button 4 on the front door handle. The Access zone 1, in which the vehi-Note: the distance at which the vehicle vehicle will lock. cle locks, depends on the surround-locks depends on the surroundings. If a door or the trunk lid is open or not ings. It is important to make sureThe hazard warning lights flash twice properly closed, or if a RENAULT card when handling the RENAULT cardand a beep sounds to indicate that the is in the card reader, the doors or trunk that you do not lock or unlock thedoors have locked. lid will not lock and the hazard warning doors by inadvertently pressing theThe beep may be switched off. Consult lights will not flash, even if button 4 is approved Dealer. pressed.1.6
  13. 13. hands-free RENAULT card: use (3/3) With the engine running, if, after having opened and closed a door, the card is no longer in the passenger com- partment, the message “Keycard not 5 detected” (accompanied by a beep when the speed passes a certain level) warns you that the card is no longer in the vehicle. This prevents you driving away after having dropped off a pas- 6 senger who has the card, for example. The warning disappears when the card is detected again.Locking the vehicle Special note:(continued) The vehicle will not lock if:Locking using the RENAULT card – a door or the trunk lid is open or not properly closed;With the doors and trunk lid closed,press button 5. The vehicle will lock. – a card is still in zone 6 (or in the cardThe hazard warning lights flash twice reader) and no other card is in theto indicate that the doors have locked. external detection zone.Note: the maximum distance at whichthe vehicle locks depends on the sur- After locking/unlocking the vehicleroundings. or the luggage compartment only using the buttons on the RENAULT Even if the RENAULT card is still in card, remote locking and unlocking zone 6, the vehicle may lock if it is in hands-free mode are deactivated. close to any (metal) object which is To reactivate the “hands-free” mode: capable of causing wavelength in- restart the vehicle. terference. 1.7
  14. 14. RENAULT card: deadlocking To deactivate deadlocking Unlock the vehicle using button 1 on 1 2 the RENAULT card. The hazard warning lights flash once to 3 indicate that the doors have been un- locked.If the vehicle is equipped with a dead- To activate deadlockinglocking function, this allows you to lockthe opening elements and to prevent You can choose between two deadlock-the doors from being unlocked using ing activation modes:the interior handles (for example, by – press button 2 twice in quick succes-breaking the window and then trying to sion;open the door from the inside). Activating deadlocking also re- – or, press the button on the driver’s motely closes the windows and/or door handle 3 twice in quick succes- the electric sunroof, on equipped sion. vehicles. The hazard warning lights flash five After activating the deadlocking times to indicate locking. function using button 2, remote locking and unlocking in hands-free mode are deactivated. Never use deadlocking if To reactivate the “hands-free” mode: someone is still inside the restart the vehicle. vehicle.1.8
  15. 15. Opening and closing the doors (1/2) Card reminder buzzer A beep will let you know if you have left the card in the reader when you open the driver’s door, and the “Please 1 remove keycard” message will appear 2 on the instrument panel. Special features After switching off the engine, the lights and any accessories that are in opera- tion (radio, etc.) will continue to oper- ate. They stop after the driver’s door is opened or all the doors and trunk lid are locked from the outside. With the engine switched off, insert the RENAULT card in the reader to allowOpening from the outside Opening from the inside some of the electrical functions to op- Pull handle 2. erate.With the doors unlocked, hold handle 1and pull it towards you. Note: with the doors locked, if you pull the door handle, the door will be openedIn some cases, it may be necessary to and the other doors will be unlocked. Door/trunk lid open buzzerpull the handle twice to open the door. If a door (or trunk lid) is open or not properly closed, as soon as the vehi- Lights on reminder buzzer cle reaches a speed of approximately If you have switched off the ignition 12 mph (20 km/h) the message “Door and left the lights switched on, a re- open” or “Boot open” (depending on minder buzzer will sound when a door which is open) will appear on the instru- is opened. ment panel accompanied by a warning light. 1.9
  16. 16. Opening and closing the doors (2/2) Driver’s responsibility 1 when parking or stopping the vehicle Safety of rear occupantsChild safety The driver can authorise Never leave an animal, operation of the rear doors child or adult who is not self-suffi-Ç Vehicle with switch 1 Press switch 1 to authorise and, depending on the vehi- cles, the electric windows by press- cient alone on your vehicle, even for a short time.opening of the rear doors. If the vehicle ing switch 1 on the side with the il- They may pose a risk to themselvesis equipped with electric rear windows, lustration. or to others by starting the engine,this action will also authorise their use. Depending on the vehicle, in the activating equipment such as theThe indicator light in the switch lights up event of a fault: electric windows or by locking theto confirm that the child safety function – a beep sounds; activated. – a message is displayed on the in- Also, in hot and/or sunny weather, strument panel; please remember that the tempera- – the integrated indicator does not ture inside the passenger compart- light up. ment increases very quickly. If the battery has been discon- nected, press switch 1 on the side Risk of death or serious injury. with the symbol, to lock the rear doors.1.10
  17. 17. locking and unlocking the doors (1/2)Locking/unlocking the doorsfrom the outsideThis is done using the RENAULT Card;see the “RENAULT Card” information in 3Section 1. AIn certain cases, the RENAULT cardmay not work, or its access area will bemodified: 2– if the RENAULT card battery is weak, flat, etc. 1– if equipment operating on the same frequency as the card (mobile phones, etc.) is used;– vehicle located in a high electromag- netic radiation zone. Using the integrated key Locking the doors manuallyIt is then possible: – Pull out the integrated key (refer to Turn screw 3 with the door open (using the “RENAULT card: general infor- the end of the key) and close the door.– to use the key integrated into the mation” section). RENAULT card to unlock the front This means that the doors are then left-hand door; – insert the end of integrated key 2 in locked from the outside. slot 1 then make a movement up- The doors may then only be opened– to lock each of the doors manually; wards to remove cover A behind from the inside or by using the key in– to use the interior door locking/un- which you will find a lock. the front left-hand door. locking control (refer to the following – insert the key into the lock in the front pages). left-hand door and lock or unlock. 1.11
  18. 18. locking and unlocking the doors (2/2) Locking the doors without Doors and trunk lid status the RENAULT card indicator light 4 For example, in the event of a dis- Switch 4 has an integrated indicator charged battery or the RENAULT card light which shows whether or not the temporarily not working, etc. doors and trunk lid are locked: With the engine switched off and a door or trunk lid open, press and hold – indicator light on, the doors and trunk switch 4 for more than five seconds to lid are locked, lock all the doors and the trunk lid. – indicator light off, the doors and trunk When the door is closed, all the doors lid are unlocked. and the trunk lid will be locked. Check by pulling the door handles that When you lock the vehicle from the out- all the doors are locked. side, the indicator light remains lit for Unlocking the vehicle from the out- approximately one minute, then goes side will only be possible with the out. RENAULT card in the vehicle’s accessInterior locking/unlocking zone or using the key integrated in thedoor control RENAULT card.Switch 4 simultaneously controls the Driver’s responsibilitydoors and the trunk lid. Never leave your vehicleIf a door or the trunk lid is open or not with the RENAULT cardclosed properly, after pressing switch 4, inside.the doors and trunk lid lock/unlockquickly.If you need to transport objects withthe trunk lid open, you can still lock the If you decide to keep thedoors. With the engine switched off, doors locked when you are After locking/unlocking the vehicleremove the RENAULT card from the driving, remember that it or the luggage compartment onlyreader then press and hold switch 4 for may be more difficult for the using the buttons on the RENAULTmore than 5 seconds. emergency services to gain access card, remote locking and unlocking to the passenger compartment in in hands-free mode are deactivated. the event of an emergency. To reactivate the hands-free mode: restart the vehicle.1.12
  19. 19. automatic locking when driving Activating/deactivating the Operating faults function If you experience an operating fault (no 1 Refer to the information on “Vehicle set- automatic locking, the indicator light in- tings customisation menu” in Section 1; corporated in button 1 does not light up “Auto door locking while driving” func- when trying to lock the doors and trunk tion: lid, etc.), firstly check that the doors and trunk lid are properly closed. If they are = : function activated. properly closed, contact an approved dealer. < : function deactivated.Operating principleAfter the vehicle is started, the systemautomatically locks the doors once yourspeed reaches approximately 6 mph(10 km/h) and over.The door can be unlocked:– by pressing door unlocking button 1.– when stationary, by opening the driv- Driver’s responsibility er’s door. If you decide to keep theNote: if a door is unlocked, it will au- doors locked when you aretomatically lock again when the vehicle driving, remember that itreaches a speed of 6 mph (10 km/h). may be more difficult for those as- sisting you to gain access to the passenger compartment in the event of an emergency. 1.13
  20. 20. Front headrests To remove the headrest 2 Lift the headrest to its highest position. Press button 1 and lift the headrest to release it (tilt the seatback backwards if necessary). A Note: when the headrest is removed, take care not to change the positions of rods 3. To refit the headrest 3 Pull out the headrest rods 3 as far as- possible by pulling from the top. Take 1 care to ensure they are clean and cor- rectly aligned and, if there are any prob-To raise the headrest lems, check that the notches are facing forwards.Pull the headrest upwards to the de-sired height. Insert the headrest rods into the holes (tilt the seatback backwards if neces- sary).To lower the headrest Lower the headrest until it locks, pressRaise the headrest slightly, then press button 1 and lower the headrest as fartab 2 and lower it to the required height. as possible. Check that each headrest rod 3 is se- The headrest is an impor-To adjust the angle of the curely locked in the seatback by trying tant safety component:headrest to pull them up or push them down. ensure that it is in place and in the correct position. TheDepending on the vehicle, tilt section A distance between your head and thetowards or away from you to the re- headrest and the distance betweenquired position. the head and section A should be as small as possible.1.14
  21. 21. Front seats (1/2) tion, release the lever. Ensure it is cor- rectly locked in place. Heated seats With the engine running, turn control 1 7 or 5 to the desired position, depending 4 5 6 on the temperature required. An ð indicator light on the instrument panel comes on once one of the front seat 2 3 heating system is operating. 1 The system, which has a thermostat, decides whether heating is needed de- pending on the position selected and stops heating once a certain tempera- ture has been reached.Front seats with electric Front seats with manual Turn control 1 or 5 to position 0 to stopcontrol control the function.To move the seat forwards or back To move the seat forwards or backMove switch 2 forwards or backwards. Lift handle 4 and simultaneously move the seat base forwards or backwards.To raise or lower the seat base When in the desired position, releaseMove the rear of switch 2 upwards or the handle. Ensure it is correctly lockeddownwards. in place.To raise or lower the front of the To raise or lower the seat baseseat base (driver’s seat)(depending on the vehicle) Move lever 6 as many times as neces-Move the front of switch 2 upwards or sary upwards or downwards to raise ordownwards. lower the seat base.To tilt the seatback To tilt the seatbackMove the top of button 3 forwards or Lift lever 7 and simultaneously adjustbackwards. the seatback. When in the desired posi- 1.15
  22. 22. Front seats (2/2) 8Adjusting the lumbar support on thedriver’s seat(depending on the vehicle)Lower handle 8 to increase the support For safety reasons, carryand lift to decrease it. Depending on the out any adjustments whenvehicle, you may adjust the electrically- the vehicle is not beingcontrolled support. Refer to the infor- driven.mation on the “Driver’s seat with mas- We would advise you not to reclinesage function” in Section 1. the seatbacks too far to ensure that the effectiveness of the seat belts is not reduced. Nothing should be placed on the floor (area in front of driver) as such objects may slide under the pedal during braking manoeuvres, thus obstructing its use.1.16
  23. 23. Driver’s seat with position memory (1/2)Depending on the vehicle, it is possible Recalling a stored drivingto store three driving positions. positionA driving position includes the settingsfor the driver’s seat base and seatback With the vehicle stationary, brieflyand the door mirrors. press button 1, 2 or 3 depending on the required stored driving position.Operation Note: recall of the stored driving po- 2 3 sition is interrupted if one of the seatThe storage of the driving position and adjustment buttons is pressed duringthe recall of the driving position by 1 recall.pressing the buttons are possible: 4 When driving, it is not possible to– with the “hands-free” RENAULT card recall a driving position. detected or, depending on the vehi- 5 cle, the RENAULT card in the card reader;– when the driver’s door is opened. Storing your driving position Adjust the seat using switches 4 and 5 (see previous pages). Adjust the door mirrors (refer to the information on “Rear view mirrors” in Section 1). Adjust the angle of the rear view mirrors for reversing (refer to the information on the “Rear view mirrors” in Section 1). Press button 1, 2 or 3 until you hear a beep: the driving position (seat and door mirrors) is stored. To store other driving positions, repeat this procedure for each of buttons 1, 2 and 3. 1.17
  24. 24. Driver’s seat with position memory (2/2)Driver’s seat with easy Activating/deactivating the functionaccess Refer to the information on the “VehicleThis system allows the driver to access settings personalisation menu” inthe driver’s seat more easily, as the Section 1; “Driver easy access” func-seat automatically moves forwards or tion:backwards. = : function activatedThe seat moves backwards:– with the engine off, when the driver’s < : function deactivated. door is opened;– with the driver’s door open, when the engine is switched off.The seat returns to the normalposition:– with the engine started;– when the RENAULT card is inserted in the card reader;– by pressing the engine Start/Stop switch, without depressing the pedal (if there is a “hands-free” RENAULT card).Note: to deactivate the system, refer tothe information on the “Vehicle settingscustomisation menu” in Section 1.1.18
  25. 25. Driver’s seat with massage function Driver’s seat with massage Stopping the function function – Turn control 6 to the OFF position. When the engine is running, you may – When you restart the system after 6 use the massage function. If you start having stopped it, the air pressure the system, the air pressure drops com- drops completely before the mas- pletely and the massage function starts sage function can start running. running one minute later. The massage – With the massage function cycle is approximately 10 minutes and stopped, if you wish to use the the break time is 10 seconds between lumbar support device wait until two cycles. the air pressure has dropped Note: Three massage cycles in a row completely. 5 are followed by a 15 minute break to 3 4 – Stop the engine. prevent the system from overheating. Note: If the massage function is run- Operation ning, you cannot use the support device The air tubes in the seatback will oper- at the same time.Adjusting the lumbar support ate according to each mode by turningon the driver’s seat control 6 to the desired mode:You can increase or reduce the sup-port by pressing the (+) or (-) buttonon switch 3/4/5 for the top, middle and  O : Mode 2 perating in order from bottom air tube.bottom of the lumbar support respec-tively.  O : Mode 1 perating softly in order from bottom air tube. – Take care not to damage the seatback with sharp objects. The  O : Random Mode 1 perating softly at random. For safety reasons, avoid making any adjustments air tubes incorporated in the seat- when driving. The driver back may also be damaged. – In the event of prolonged use of  O : Random Mode 2 perating at random. must always be alert to sudden events which may occur when driving. the massage function, you may Note: if you change mode, the new start to feel uncomfortable. mode selected replaces the current mode. 1.19
  26. 26. Seat belts (1/3)Always wear your seat belt when Before starting, adjust your drivingtraveling in your vehicle. You must also position and then have each occu-comply with the legislation of the par- pant adjust their seat belt to ensureticular country you are in. optimum protection. Adjusting your driving position 1 – Sit well back in your seat (having first removed your coat or jacket). This is essential to ensure your back Make sure that the rear bench seat is positioned correctly. is locked in position correctly so that – adjust the distance between the the rear seat belts will operate ef- seat and the pedals. Your seat ficiently. Refer to Section 3 “Rear should be as far back as possible 2 bench seat”. while still allowing you to depress the brake pedal fully. The seatback Adjusting the seat belts should be adjusted so that your arms are slightly bent when you hold the Sit with your back firmly against the steering wheel; seatback. Seat belts which are incor- – adjust the position of your head- rectly adjusted or twisted Shoulder strap 1 must be as close as rest. To ensure the highest level of possible to the base of the neck. It must may cause injuries in the safety, the top of the headrest should event of an accident. not in any case rest on the neck. be as close as possible to the top of Use one seat belt per person, the head; Lap belt 2 should be worn flat over the whether child or adult. – adjust the height of the seat. This thighs and against the pelvis. Even pregnant women should wear adjustment allows you to select the The seat belt should be worn as close a seat belt. In this case, ensure that seat position which offers you the to your body as possible; avoid wearing the lap belt is not exerting too much best possible view. clothes that are too thick, or holding any pressure on the abdomen, but do – adjust the position of the steering objects that could obstruct the seat belt, not allow any slack. wheel. for example.1.20
  27. 27. Seat belts (2/3) ß Front seat belt reminder warning light This lights up on the central display when the engine is started then, if the driver’s or front passenger’s seat belt (if this seat is occupied) is not fastened and the vehicle has reached approxi- 6 1 mately 12 mph (20 km/h), it flashes and a bleep sounds for around 120 sec- onds. Afterwards, just the warning light is on. 3 Note: an object placed on the passen- 5 4 ger seat base may activate the warning light in some cases. 5 Rear seat belt reminder (dependingLocking on the vehicle) Adjusting the front seat belt The number of rear seat belts fastenedSlowly pull the belt from the inertia reel appears on the instrument panel for ap- heightand push buckle 3 into catch 5 until proximately 30 seconds each time: Press button 6 to adjust the seat beltyou hear a click (check that the belt – the vehicle is started; height so that shoulder strap 1 is wornis secure by pulling buckle 3). If the – a door is opened; as shown previously:seat belt locks and refuses to unwind – a rear seat belt is fastened or unfas-enough to be buckled, pull firmly on the – to lower the seat belt, push button 6 tened. and lower the seat belt simulta-belt and then release it. Then try again. Check that the rear passengers areIf the seat belt locks and refuses to neously; wearing seat belts and that the numberreturn, pull 3 cm of the belt out slowly, of seat belts shown as fastened cor- – to raise the seat belt, push button 6then release it. It will retract automati- responds to the number of rear bench upwards.cally. Then gently pull the seat belt out seats occupied. Make sure that the seat belt is lockedof the inertia reel. in position correctly after you have ad-If there is still a problem, contact an ap- justed it.proved dealer. 1.21
  28. 28. Seat belts (3/3) 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 operations (e.g.: fitting child seats) contact an 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. 4 – Never wear the shoulder strap under your arm or behind your back. 5 – 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.UnfasteningPress button 4 on catch 5 while pulling – Following an accident, have the seat belts checked and replaced if necessary.the buckle. Pull the seat belt gently. Always replace your seat belts as soon as they show any signs of wear.Do not release the seat belt; the belt – When putting back the rear bench seat, take care that the seat belts are cor-may retract very quickly to the original rectly positioned so that they can be used properly.position. – Make sure that the buckle is inserted into the appropriate catch.1.22
  29. 29. Methods of restraint in addition to the front seat belts (1/4)Depending on the vehicle, they maycomprise: – ave the entire restraint H system checked following– seat belt inertia reel pretension- an accident. ers; – No operation whatso-– lap belt pretensioners; ever is permitted on any part of– chest-level load limiters; the system (pretensioners, air bags, computers, wiring) and the– air bags for driver and front pas- system components must not senger. be reused on any other vehicle,These systems are designed to act in- even if identical.dependently or together when the vehi- – To avoid incorrect triggering ofcle is subjected to a frontal impact. the system which may cause 1 2Depending on the severity of the injury, only qualified personnelimpact, the system can trigger: from an approved dealer may work on the pretensioner and air– seat belt locking; Pretensioners bag system.– the seat belt inertia reel pretensioner The pretensioners, which instantly re- – The electric trigger system may (which engages to correct seat belt tract the seat belt, hold the occupant only be tested by a specially slack); more securely against the seat, thus in- trained technician using special– the lap seat belt pretensioners to creasing the seat belt’s efficiency. equipment. hold the occupant in his seat; In the event of a severe frontal impact When the vehicle is scrapped, – – the low volume front air bag; and if the ignition is switched on, the contact an approved dealer for system may engage the following de- disposal of the pretensioner and– the large volume front air bag. pending on the force of the impact: air bag gas generators. – seat belt inertia reel pretensioner 1 which instantly retracts the seat belt. – piston 2 on the front seats. 1.23
  30. 30. Methods of restraint in addition to the front seat belts (2/4)Load limiters Air bags for driver and frontAbove a certain level of impact force, passengerthis mechanism is used to limit the force The driver’s air bag is on the steeringof the belt against the body so that it is wheel, and the passenger’s air bag on Aat an acceptable level. dashboard A. An “SRP AIR BAG” marking on the steering wheel and the dashboard (air bag area B) indicates that this device is fitted. B 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 intelligent system monitoring which controls the electrical trigger system and the gas generator; The air bag system uses pyrotechnic principles. This – an air bag warning light on the instru- explains why, when the air ment panel å ; bag inflates, it will gener- ate heat, produce smoke (this does – remote sensors for the device. 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.1.24
  31. 31. Methods of restraint in addition to the front seat belts (3/4)Operation Special features of the frontThis system is only operational when air bagthe ignition is switched on. After a violent impact, it has two deploy-In a severe frontal impact, the air bags ment volumes and integrates a ventila-inflate rapidly. This cushions the impact tion system:of the driver’s head and chest against – low volume air bag, this is the firstthe steering wheel and of the front pas- stage of operation;senger against the dashboard. – large volume air bag: the air bagThe air bags then deflate immediately seams tear so that a greater volumeso that the passengers are not in any of gas is released into the air bag (forway hindered from leaving the vehicle. the most severe impacts). 1.25
  32. 32. Methods of restraint in addition to the front seat belts (4/4)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 preventthe 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 on or near the air bag. – 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 devices in addition to the front passenger seat belt should be reactivated as soon as a child seat is removed, to ensure the protection of the passenger 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 Section 1 “Child safety: deactivating/activating the front passenger air bag”)1.26
  33. 33. Methods of restraint in addition to the rear seat beltsDepending on the vehicle, they are – ave the entire restraint H Force limitercomposed of: 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 ofThese systems are designed to act in- the system (pretensioners, airdependently or together when the vehi- bags, computers, wiring) and thecle 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– protection is provided by the seat the system which may cause belt only; injury, only qualified personnel– the pretensioner is triggered to rec- from an approved dealer may tify seat belt slack. work on the pretensioner and air bag system.Rear seat belt pretensioners – The electric trigger system may only be tested by a speciallyThis system is only operational when trained technician using specialthe ignition is switched on. equipment.If the vehicle is subjected to a severe – When the vehicle is scrapped,frontal impact, a device retracts the contact an approved dealer forseat belt, pulling the seat belt tight disposal of the pretensioner andagainst the body and thus improving its air bag gas generators.effectiveness. 1.27
  34. 34. Side protection devicesSide air bagsThese air bags are fitted to each frontseat and, depending on the country, therear side seats; the air bags are acti-vated at the sides of the seats (doorside) to protect the occupants in theevent of a severe side impact.Curtain air bagsThese are air bags fitted along the sidesof the vehicle in the ceiling which triggeralong the front and rear side windowsto protect the passengers in case of asevere 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 (including those designed for another vehicle) may affect the operation of the air bags and reduce your protection. – Do not place any accessories, objects or even pets between the seatback, the door and the internal fittings. Do not cover the seatback with any items such as clothes or accessories. This may prevent the air bag from operating correctly 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.1.28
  35. 35. additional methods of restraintAll of the warnings below are given so that the air bag is not obstructed in anyway when it is inflated and also to prevent the risk of serious injuries causedby 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 seat belts 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 in- 1 juries 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 pre- tensioners and air bags are not always triggered. Shocks to the underbody of the vehicle, e.g. 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, computer, wiring harness, etc.), except by qualified personnel from an approved dealer. Operating faults Air bag indicator light 1 will light up on – To ensure that the system is in good working order and to avoid accidental trig- the instrument panel when the ignition gering of the system which may cause injury, only qualified Network personnel is switched on and then go out after a may work on the air bag system. few seconds. – As a safety precaution, have the air bag system checked if your vehicle has If it does not light up when the ignition been involved in an accident, or is stolen or broken into. is switched on, or lights up while the – When selling or lending the vehicle, inform the user of these points and hand engine is running, there is a fault in the over this driver’s handbook with the vehicle. system (air bags, pretensioners, etc.) in the front and/or rear seats. – When scrapping your vehicle, contact your approved dealer for disposal of the In this case, stop the vehicle in a safe gas generator(s). area and consult an approved dealer as soon as possible. Your protection will be reduced until this fault is rectified. 1.29
  36. 36. Child safety: general information (1/2)Carrying childrenChildren, and adults, must be correctlyseated and strapped in for all journeys.The children being carried in your vehi-cle are your responsibility.A child is not a miniature adult. Childrenare at risk of specific injuries as theirmuscles and bones have not yet fin-ished growing. The seat belt alonewould not provide suitable protection.Use an approved child seat and ensureyou use it correctly. Driver’s responsibility A collision at 30 mph when parking or stopping (50 km/h) is the same as fall- the vehicle ing a distance of 10 metres. Never leave an animal, Transporting a child without child or adult who is not self-suffi- a restraint is the equivalent of allow- cient alone on your vehicle, even for ing him or her to play on a fourth- a short time. floor balcony without railings. They may pose a risk to themselves Never travel with a child held in your or to others by starting the engine, arms. In the event of an accident, activating equipment such as the you will not be able to keep hold of electric windows or by locking the the child, even if you yourself are doors. wearing a seat belt. Also, in hot and/or sunny weather, If your vehicle has been involved in please remember that the tempera- To prevent the doors being a road accident, replace the child ture inside the passenger compart- opened, use the “Child seat and have the seat belts and ment increases very quickly. safety” device (refer to the ISOFIX fittings checked. Risk of death or serious injury. information on “Opening and closing the doors” in Section 1).1.30
  37. 37. Child safety: general information (2/2)Using a child seatThe level of protection offered by thechild seat depends on its ability to re-strain your child and on its installation.Incorrect installation compromises theprotection it offers the child in the eventof harsh braking or an impact.Before purchasing a child seat, checkthat it complies with the regulations forthe country you are in and that it canbe fitted in your vehicle. Consult an ap-proved dealer to find out which seatsare recommended for your vehicle.Before fitting a child seat, read themanual and respect its instructions. Ifyou experience any difficulties during Never leave a child unat-installation, contact the manufacturer tended in the vehicle.of the equipment. Keep the instructions Check that your child iswith the seat. always strapped in and that Set a good example by always fas- the belt or safety harness used is tening your seat belt and teaching correctly set and adjusted. Avoid your child: wearing bulky clothing which could – to strap themselves in correctly. cause the belts to slacken. – to always get in and out of the car Never let your child put their head or at the kerb, away from busy traf- arms out of the window. fic. Check that the child is in the correct position for the entire journey, espe- Do not use a second-hand child cially if asleep. 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. 1.31
  38. 38. Child safety: choosing a child seatRear-facing child seats Forward-facing child seats Booster cushionsA baby’s head is, proportionally, heavier The child’s head and abdomen need to From 15 kg or 4 years, the child canthan that of an adult and its neck is very be protected as a priority. A forward-fac- travel using a booster seat, which willfragile. Transport the child in this po- ing child seat which is firmly attached to enable the seat belt to be adapted tosition for as long as possible (until the the vehicle will reduce the risk of impact suit his/her size and shape. The boosterage of 2 at the very least). It supports to the head. Place your child in a for- seat cushion must be fitted with guidesboth the head and the neck. ward-facing seat as long as their size to position the seat belt on the child’sChoose a bucket type seat for best side permits. thighs rather than the stomach. A seat-protection and change it as soon as the Choose a bucket type seat for optimum back equipped with a belt strap guidechild’s head is higher than the shell. side protection. is recommended to place the seat belt in the middle of the shoulder. It must never rest on the neck or on the arm. Choose a bucket type seat for optimum side protection.1.32
  39. 39. Child safety: choosing a child seat mounting (1/2)There are two child seat mounting sys- Attachment with the ISOFIX systemtems: via the seat belt or using the Authorised ISOFIX child seats are ap-ISOFIX system. Some child seats cannot be fitted in your vehicle. In particular, some proved in accordance with regulationAttachment via the seat belt rear-facing child seats cannot be ECE-R44 in one of the three followingThe seat belt must be adjusted to securely fitted because of their size. scenarios:ensure that it is effective in the event of Before purchasing a child seat, – ISOFIX universal 3-point forward-harsh braking or an impact. check that it can be securely fitted facing seatEnsure that the strap paths indicated in your vehicle. – ISOFIX semi-universal 2-point seatby the child seat manufacturer are re- – specificspected For the latter two, check that your childAlways check that the seat belt is cor- seat can be installed by consulting therectly fastened by pulling it up, then No modifications may be made to the component list of compatible vehicles.pulling it out fully whilst pressing on the Attach the child seat with the ISOFIXchild seat. parts of the restraint system (belts, ISOFIX and seats locks, if these are provided. The ISOFIXCheck that the seat is correctly held by system allows quick, easy, safe fitting.moving it from side to side and back and their mountings) originally fitted. The ISOFIX system consists of 2 front: the seat should remain firmly In some cases, there may be a thirdfixed. ring.Check that the child seat has not been The seat belt must neverinstalled at an angle and that it is not be twisted or the tensionresting against a window. relieved. Never pass the shoulder strap under the arm or behind the back. Check that the seat belt has not been damaged by sharp edges. Before using an ISOFIX If the seat belt does not operate nor- child seat that you pur- mally, it will not protect the child. chased for another vehicle, Do not use the child seat check that its installation is Consult an approved dealer. Do not if it may unfasten the seat authorised. Consult the list of ve- use this seat until the seat belt has belt restraining it: the base hicles which can be fitted with the been repaired. of the seat must not rest on seat with the equipment manufac- the buckle and/or catch of the seat turer. belt. 1.33