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RENAULT recommends ELF

For allengine

For all petrol andLPG engines except2.0T Renault Sport

For all enginesexcept 2.0TRenault Sport

5 and 6-speedManual gearboxAutomatic gearbox

ELF EXCELLIUM LDX 5W-40 ACEA A3 / B3 / B4ELF ULTIMATE 5W-40Premium performance. Best engine care under the most severe conditions

ELF EVOLUTION SXR 5W-40 ACEA A3 / B3 / B4Premium performance

ELF EVOLUTION SXR 5W-30 ACEA A5 / B5ELF ELITE PREMIER PLUS 5W-30 ACEA A1 / B1Fuel savings, engine care and protecting the environment

ELF COMPETITION ST 10W-40 ACEA A3 / B3ELF TURBO DIESEL 10W-40 ACEA B3 / B4ELF TURBO DIESEL 10W-40 ACEA B3 / B4Other types of lubricants approved by RENAULT, for petrol or diesel engines

TRANSELF TRJ 75W-80 API GL5

RENAULTMATIC D3 Syn DEXRON III

RENAULT recommends approved ELF lubricants.For top-ups or oil drain, we recommend you to use only original lubricants.For further information, please contact your RENAULT dealer or go to www.lubricants.elf.com

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Welcome to your new RENAULT

This driver’s handbook contains the information necessary:•to enable you to get to know your RENAULT, to use it to the best advantage and to benefit from all the latest technical

developments which are incorporated into it.•to ensure that it always gives the best performance by following the simple, but rigorous, advice concerning regular

maintenance.•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 itcontains about the vehicle and its innovative features. If certain points are still unclear, the technicians in our Network willbe only too pleased to provide you with any additional information you require.

To help you when reading this handbook, you will find the following symbol:

To indicate a hazard, danger or safety advice.

The description of the models given in this handbook is based on the technical specifications at the time of writing. Thishandbook covers all equipment (both standard and optional) available for these models but whether or not this is fittedto the vehicle depends on the version, options selected and the country in which 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 RENAULT.

Copying or translation, in part or in full, is forbidden unless prior written permission has been obtained from RENAULT, 92100 Billancourt 2003.

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Brief overview

• Tyre pressures .............................................................................................. 0.04 - 0.05

• RENAULT Card: use ................................................................................. 1.02 ➟ 1.08

• Child restraints .......................................................................................... 1.32 ➟ 1.42

• Warning lights (instrument panel) .......................................................... 1.44 ➟ 1.71

• Starting/stopping the engine ...................................................................... 2.03 - 2.04

• Driving ........................................................................................................ 2.02 ➟ 2.32

Tyre Pressure Monitor ......................................................................... 2.13 ➟ 2.16

Electronic Stability Program: ESP .................................................................. 2.17

Traction control: ASR ............................................................................. 2.18 - 2.19

Emergency brake assist .................................................................................... 2.22

Cruise control/speed limiter ................................................................ 2.23 ➟ 2.28

• Heating/air conditioning ........................................................................... 3.02 ➟ 3.16

• Bonnet/maintenance .................................................................................. 4.02 ➟ 4.14

• Practical advice (changing bulbs, fuses, breakdown,operating faults) ........................................................................................ 5.02 ➟ 5.37

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C O N T E N T SSections

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

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

Driving ...............................................................................................................

Your comfort .................................................................................................

Maintenance ..................................................................................................

Practical advice ...........................................................................................

Technical specifications ........................................................................

Alphabetical index ....................................................................................

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TYRE PRESSURES (in bar or kg/cm² when cold)

Versions 1.4 16V 1.6 16V - 1.5 dCi 2.0 16V - 1.9 dCi

Tyre sizes 195/65 R15 T205/55 R16 V205/50 R17 V

195/65 R15 H205/55 R16 V

205/50 R17 V 195/65 R15 H205/55 R16 V

205/50 R17 V

Wheel sizes 6,5 J 156,5 J 166,5 J 17

6,5 J 156,5 J 16

6,5 J 17 6,5 J 156,5 J 16

6,5 J 17

Non-motorway use• Front 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.3• Rear 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0

Motorway use (1)• Front 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.5• Rear 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0

Emergency spare wheel 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.5

Tyre safety and use of snow chainsRefer to “Tyres” in Section 5 for information on maintenance and, depending on the version, the conditions under which snowchains may be fitted to the vehicle.

(1) Special note concerning vehicles used when fully laden (maximum permissible all-up weight) and towing a trailer.The maximum speed must be limited to 60 mph (100 km/h) and the tyre pressure increased by 0.2 bar.Refer to the information on “Weights” in Section 6 for more details.

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TYRE PRESSURES (in psi when cold)

Versions 1.4 16V 1.6 16V - 1.5 dCi 2.0 16V - 1.9 dCi

Tyre sizes 195/65 R15 T195/55 R16 V205/50 R17 V

195/65 R15 T195/65 R15 H205/55 R16 V

205/50 R17 V 195/65 R15 H205/55 R16 V

205/50 R17 V

Wheel sizes 6.5 J 156.5 J 166.5 J 17

6.5 J 156.5 J 16

6.5 J 17 6.5 J 156.5 J 16

6.5 J 17

Non-motorway use• Front 32 32 32 32 33• Rear 29 29 29 29 29

Motorway use (1)• Front 32 33 35 35 36• Rear 29 29 29 29 29

Emergency spare wheel 32 33 35 35 36

Tyre safety and use of snow chainsRefer to “Tyres” in Section 5 for information on maintenance and, depending on the version, the conditions under which snowchains may be fitted to the vehicle.

(1) Special note concerning vehicles used under full load (maximum permissible all-up weight) and towing a trailer.The maximum speed must be limited to 60 mph (100 km/h) and the tyre pressure increased by 3 psi.Refer to the information on “Weights” in Section 6 for more details.

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Section 1: Getting to know your vehicle

RENAULT Card: general information, use, deadlocking .................................................................. 1.02 ➟ 1.08Doors ..................................................................................................................................................... 1.09 ➟ 1.13RENAULT Anti-intruder Device (RAID) ......................................................................................................... 1.14Engine immobiliser system ................................................................................................................... 1.15 - 1.16Headrests - Seats .................................................................................................................................. 1.17 ➟ 1.20Seat belts ............................................................................................................................................... 1.21 ➟ 1.24Additional methods of restraint ........................................................................................................ 1.25 ➟ 1.31

in addition to the front seat belts .............................................................. 1.25 ➟ 1.28in addition to the rear seat belts ............................................................................ 1.29lateral ........................................................................................................................ 1.30

Child safety ........................................................................................................................................... 1.32 ➟ 1.42Time and external temperature ....................................................................................................................... 1.43Driver’s position ................................................................................................................................... 1.44 ➟ 1.47Instrument panel .................................................................................................................................. 1.48 ➟ 1.71

Trip computer and warning system ............................................................................................... 1.60 ➟ 1.71Steering wheel .................................................................................................................................................. 1.72Rear-view mirrors .................................................................................................................................. 1.73 - 1.74Audible and visual warnings .......................................................................................................................... 1.75Lighting and exterior signals .............................................................................................................. 1.76 ➟ 1.78Headlight beam adjustment ............................................................................................................................. 1.79Screen wash/wipe .................................................................................................................................. 1.80 - 1.82Fuel tank (filling with fuel) .................................................................................................................. 1.83 - 1.84

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RENAULT CARD: general information

RENAULT Card1 - Unlocking all doors and the

luggage compartment.2 - Locking all doors and luggage

compartment.3 - Locking/Unlocking the luggage

compartment.4 - Integrated security key.

The RENAULT Card is used for:- locking/unlocking the doors and

luggage compartment (doors,luggage compartment) and the fuelfiller flap (refer to the followingpages);

- the automatic closure of electricwindows and the sunroof, refer tothe information on Electricwindows with automatic closingin Section 3 (depending onvehicle);

- starting the engine, see “Startingthe engine” in Section 2.

Battery lifeIt is powered by a battery whichmust be replaced when the message“Replace card battery” appears onthe instrument panel (refer to“RENAULT Card: batteries” inSection 5).

Range of the RENAULT CardThis varies according to theenvironment. It is thereforeimportant to take care whenhandling the RENAULT Card thatyou do not lock or unlock the doorsby inadvertently pressing thebuttons.

AdviceDo not keep your RENAULT Cardwhere it could be bent or damagedaccidentally, such as in a backpocket where you might sit on it.

Driver's responsibilityNever leave a child (oranimal) alone in the vehiclewith the RENAULT Card

inside. They might start the engineor operate electrical equipmentsuch as the electric windows andthere is a risk that they may trappart of their body (neck, arms,hands, etc.). Risk of serious injury.

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RENAULT Card: general information (continued)

Integrated security key 4or separate security key 5(depending on vehicle)It is only used in exceptionalcircumstances, it locks or unlocksthe left-hand side door if theRENAULT Card does not work:- vehicle located in a high

electromagnetic radiation zone;- use of devices using the same

frequency as the card;- wear on the RENAULT Card

battery, flat battery, etc.

For instructions on how to use theemergency key, see “Locking /unlocking the doors”.Once you have entered the vehiclewith the help of the emergency key,insert the RENAULT Card in thecard reader in order to be able tostart the engine.

Replacement, need for anadditional RENAULT CardA new RENAULT Card may beobtained from your Dealer in theevent of loss.If a RENAULT Card is replaced, itwill be necessary to take thevehicle and all its RENAULT Cardsto your RENAULT Dealer toinitialise the system.You can use up to four RENAULTCards per vehicle.

Faulty RENAULT Card.Make sure the battery is always ingood condition; it has a service lifeof approximately two years.See “RENAULT Card: batteries” inSection 5.

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REMOTE CONTROL RENAULT CARD: use

Unlocking the doorsPress the unlocking button 1.Unlocking is indicated by one flashof the hazard warning lights and theside repeaters.

Special notes (for some countries):- only the driver's door is opened by

pressing button 1 once,- the other doors can be opened by

pressing button 1 twice.

Locking the doorsPress the locking button 2.The side repeaters and hazardwarning lights flash twice toindicate that the doors have beenlocked:- if a door or the luggage

compartment is open or notproperly shut, or if a RENAULTCard is still in the reader, the doorsand luggage compartment quicklylock then unlock and the hazardwarning lights and side repeatersdo not flash.

Unlocking/locking the luggagecompartment onlyPress the button 3 to unlock or lockthe luggage compartment.The hazard warning lights and siderepeaters flash once to indicateunlocking if the vehicle doors arelocked.The hazard warning lights and siderepeaters flash twice to indicate thatthe tailgate is locked if the vehicledoors are locked.

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RENAULT CARD IN HANDS-FREE MODE: use

Hands-Free RENAULT CardIn addition to the RENAULT Cardremote control functions, certainmodels are equipped with ahands-free RENAULT Card. Thisenables:- the doors, boot and the fuel filler

flap to be unlocked/locked if thecard is within access range 1;

- the engine to be started when thecard is in the passengercompartment (refer to “Startingthe engine” in Section 2).

Unlocking the doors and bootApproach your vehicle carryingyour RENAULT Card.As soon as you place your handbehind a door handle 2 or you pressluggage compartment button 3, thevehicle unlocks (if the vehicle hasnot been unlocked for at least threedays it will be necessary to pull onthe handle twice).Unlocking is indicated by one flashof the hazard warning lights and theside repeaters.

Never leave your vehiclewith the RENAULT Cardinside.

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RENAULT CARD IN HANDS-FREE MODE: use (continued)

Locking the doors and luggagecompartmentHolding the RENAULT Card andwith the doors and luggagecompartment closed, press button 4on one of the handles 2 or button 5on the luggage compartment lid.The side repeaters and hazardwarning lights flash twice toindicate that the doors have beenlocked.

Note: the RENAULT Card must bewithin the range of the vehicle forlocking to be possible using thebuttons.

If a door or the luggagecompartment is open or notproperly shut, or if a RENAULTCard is inserted in the reader, thedoors and tailgate quickly lock thenunlock and the hazard warninglights and side repeaters do notflash.

If you wish to confirm locking afterusing the RENAULT Card or thebuttons on the handles, you haveapproximately three seconds to trythe door handles without themunlocking.Then the hands-free mode is activeagain, and any movement of thehandle will unlock the doors.

Driver's responsibilityNever leave a child (oranimal) alone in thevehicle with the

RENAULT Card inside. Theymight start the engine or operateelectrical equipment (electricwindows) and there is a risk thatthey may trap part of their body(neck, arms, hands, etc.). Risk ofserious injury.

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DEADLOCKING

Deadlocking the doors and luggagecompartment (for some countries)This allows you to lock the doorsand luggage compartment and toprevent the doors from beingopened with the interior handles(by breaking the window and thentrying to open the doors from theinside).

To activate deadlockingVehicle fitted with electricwindows on the rear doors- press button 1 twice in quick

succession.- or press the exterior door handle

buttons or the luggagecompartment logo twice in quicksuccession.

Vehicle fitted with manual windowcontrols on the rear doorsBefore leaving the vehicle, press thelower part of switch 2 (theintegrated indicator light comes on).Press the top part of the switch tounlock the doors.

In all casesThe hazard warning lights flash fivetimes to indicate locking.

Note: this function can be activatedby pressing the door handle buttonslocated on the same side twice inquick succession (example:front/rear left-hand side orfront/rear right-hand side).

Never use deadlocking ifsomeone is still inside thevehicle.

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RENAULT CARD USED IN RESTRICTED MODE

Using the RENAULT card inrestricted mode (depending onthe vehicle)In certain situations (vehicle in thecare of a third party, e.g. parkingattendant, mechanic agent, etc.) youmay wish to restrict operation of theRENAULT card.Have both cards at hand. Insert acard into reader 3 then pressbuttons 1 and 2 on the second cardsimultaneously. The vehicle locks,then the driver's door unlocks.When the RENAULT card isinserted in the reader, restricted usemode becomes operational.

When the RENAULT card is inrestricted use mode, the onlyactions permitted are unlocking thedriver's door and starting thevehicle (the passenger side andtailgate remain locked).To cancel restricted mode, start thevehicle using the RENAULT card innon-restricted mode.

Interior locking / unlockingcontrol 4 is deactivated while thevehicle is used with the RENAULTcard in restricted mode.Only one RENAULT card mayrestricted at any one time.While one RENAULT card is beingused in restricted mode, the secondcard remains fully operational.

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OPENING AND CLOSING THE DOORS

Opening the doors from theoutsideOnce the doors have been unlockedor with the hands-free RENAULTCard on your person, pull handle 1towards you to open the door.

Opening the doors from theinsidePull handle 2.

Lights on warning buzzerA warning buzzer will sound whena door is opened if you have left thelights switched on after switchingoff the ignition.

Card reminder buzzerA beep will let you know if youhave left the card in the reader whenyou open the driver's door, and themessage “Remove card” will appearon the instrument panel.

Special noteThe lights and accessories operatingwhen the engine is switched off(radio, air conditioning, etc.) willcontinue to function.They will stop when the driver'sdoor is opened.

Door / luggage compartmentopen reminderIf a door or the tailgate is open or notproperly closed, the message “dooropen” or “luggage compartmentopen” (depending on which isopen) will appear on the instrumentpanel along with a warning light assoon as the vehicle reaches a speedof approximately 6 mph (10 km/h).

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OPENING AND CLOSING THE DOORS (continued)

Child safetyVehicles fitted with switch 3 withintegrated indicator lightPress switch 3 to lock the rear doorsand prevent operation of the rearelectric windows.The indicator light built into theswitch lights up to confirm that thedoors are locked.

If there is a fault, you willhear a beep and theintegrated indicator lightwill not light up.

Safety of rear occupantsThe driver can inhibitoperation of the rearelectric windows and doors

by pressing switch 3 on the sidewith the icon.

Driver's responsibilityNever leave your vehicle withoutremoving the RENAULT Card frominside and never leave a child (or apet) unsupervised. With the key inthe ignition it would be possible tooperate the electric windows andthere is a risk that the child may beseriously injured (by trapping hisor her neck, arm, hand, etc.). Ifsomething gets trapped, reverse thedirection of travel as soon aspossible by pressing the relevantswitch.

Other casesPress switch 4 and check from theinside that the doors are securelylocked, to prevent the rear doorsbeing opened from inside.

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LOCKING/UNLOCKING THE DOORSLocking/unlocking the doorsfrom outsideThis is done using the RENAULTCard; see “RENAULT Cards” inSection 1.

In some instances, the RENAULTCard may not work:- vehicle located in a high

electromagnetic radiation zone;- other equipment is operating on

the same frequency as the Card(mobile phone, etc.);

- wear on the RENAULT Cardbattery, discharged battery, etc.

It is possible:- to use the security key (integrated

into the card or separate,depending on the vehicle) for thedriver's door;

- to manually lock each of the doors;- to use the interior locking /

unlocking door control refer to“Interior locking/unlocking doorcontrol” in Section 1.

Use of the integral emergencykey 2Remove cover A at notch 1 (using theend of the emergency key).

Insert the key 2 into the lock and lockor unlock the door.

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LOCKING/UNLOCKING THE DOORS (continued)

Using the separate securitykey 3 (depending on vehicle)Insert key 3 into the lock of theleft-hand door and lock or unlockthe door.

Manual door lockingTurn the screw 4 with the door open(using a tool such as a flat-headscrewdriver) and close the door.This is then locked from theoutside.The door can only be opened fromthe inside of the vehicle.

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LOCKING/UNLOCKING THE DOORS (continued)

Interior locking / unlockingswitchThe switch 5 controls the doors, theluggage compartment and the fuelfiller flap simultaneously.If a door or the tailgate is open or notproperly closed, the doors andluggage compartment lock/unlockquickly.If transporting an object with adoor/tailgate open: with the enginestopped, press the switch 5 for morethan five seconds to lock the otherdoors and luggage compartment.

Locking the doors and luggagecompartment without theRENAULT CardWith the engine stopped and a frontdoor open, press switch 5 for morethan five seconds.When the door is closed all thedoors and luggage compartmentwill be locked.It will only be possible to unlock thevehicle from outside using theRENAULT Card.

Never leave your vehiclewith the RENAULT Cardinside.

Door and tailgate statusindicator lightWhen the ignition is switched on,the integrated indicator light tellsyou whether or not the doors andtailgate are locked:- indicator light on, the doors and

luggage compartment are locked;- indicator light off, the doors and

luggage compartment areunlocked.

When you lock the doors, theindicator light remains lit forapproximately one minute thengoes out.

If you decide to keep thedoors locked when youare driving, rememberthat it may be more

difficult for those assisting youto gain access to your vehicle inthe event of an emergency.

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RAID FUNCTION (RENAULT anti-intruder device)You can decide to activate thisfunction if you wish.

To activateWith the ignition on, press centraldoor locking button 1 forapproximately five seconds, untilyou hear two beeps.

To deactivateWith the ignition on, press centraldoor locking button 1 forapproximately five seconds, untilyou hear a beep.

If you decide to keep thedoors locked when youare driving, rememberthat it may be more

difficult for those assisting youto gain access to your vehicle inthe event of an emergency.

Operating principleWhen the vehicle moves off, thesystem locks the doorsautomatically as soon as you reach aspeed of 6 mph (10 km/h).The door is unlocked:- by pressing door unlocking

button 1.- by opening a front door (vehicle

stationary).Note: If a door is opened, it willautomatically be locked againwhen the vehicle reaches a speedof approximately 6 mph (10 km/h).

FaultsIf you notice a fault (automaticlocking not working, indicator lightincorporated into button 1 does notlight up when the doors are locked,etc.), first check that that all thedoors and the tailgate are properlyclosed. If they are closed correctly,contact your RENAULT Dealer.

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ENGINE IMMOBILISERThis prevents the vehicle beingdriven by anyone not in possessionof the vehicle's RENAULT Card.The vehicle is automaticallyprotected a few seconds after theengine is switched off.

Any unauthorised workcarried out on the engineimmobiliser (computers,wiring, etc.) could be

dangerous. It must be carried outby trained RENAULT networkpersonnel.

Operating principleWhen the engine is started,indicator light 1 comes on for a fewseconds and then goes out (refer to“Starting the engine” in Section 2).If the code is not recognised, thecard reader flashes rapidly and thevehicle cannot be started.

Indicator lightsVehicle protection indicator lightAfter the ignition has been switchedoff, the indicator light 1 will flashand the vehicle is protected.

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ENGINE IMMOBILISER (continued)

Operating fault indicator lightIf the warning light continues toflash or stays on permanentlyfollowing an attempt to start theengine, this indicates an operatingfault in the system.

If the RENAULT Card is faulty (cardreader flashes rapidly), use thesecond RENAULT Card (suppliedwith the vehicle) if possible.In this event, it is essential tocontact a RENAULT Dealer whoalone is qualified to repair theengine immobiliser system.If the hands-hree RENAULT Card isaffected by interference or notrecognised, insert it into the cardreader 2.

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FRONT HEADREST

Headrests with tab 1:To fit the headrestSlide it upwards to the requiredheight.

To lower the headrestPress tab 1 and lower the headrest tothe required height.

To adjust the angle of the headrestDepending on the vehicle, movesection A of the headrest forwardsor backwards until it feelscomfortable.

To remove the headrestPress button 3 and lift the headrestto release it.

To refit the headrestInsert the headrest rods into thesleeves, with the notches facing thefront.Move tab 1 forwards and lower theheadrest to the required height.

The headrest is importantfor safety. Ensure that it isin place and in the correctposition. The distance

between your head and theheadrest should be as small aspossible. The top of your headshould be in line with the top of theheadrest.

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REAR HEADREST

Position for useFit the headrest at maximum height,then lower it until it locks.

To remove the headrestPress tab 1, then remove theheadrest.

To refit the headrestInsert the rods into the sleeves,press tab 1 and lower the headrest.

Storage positionPress tab 1 and lower the headrestcompletely.

The fully-lowered position of theheadrest is a storage position: itshould not be used when the seat isoccupied.

The head rest is importantfor safety. Ensure that it isin place and in the correctposition.

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To move forwards or backwardsLift handle 3 on the door side tounlock. Release the handle at thedesired position and make sure thatit is locked.

To tilt the seatbackLift the lever on the centre consoleside 1 and tilt the seatback to thedesired angle.

To adjust the height of the driver’sseat:Move the lever 2 as many times asnecessary:- upwards to raise the seat;- downwards to lower the seat.

To adjust the lumbar support of thedriver’s seatAdjust the wheel 4.

For safety reasons, onlyadjust the seats when thevehicle is stationary.

To maintain theeffectiveness of the seatbelts, we advise you towear the seat belt flat over

your shoulder.Make sure the seatback is locked inplace correctly.Nothing should be placed on thefloor (area in front of driver) assuch objects may slide under thepedal during braking manoeuvres,thus obstructing its use.

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Access to the rear seats(three-door versions)Lift lever 5 and slide the seatforwards.To return the seat to its originalposition (stored position) on thedriver's side, slide the seatbackwards until it locks.

Heated seatsWith the ignition on, press switch 6for the required seat. A messageappears on the instrument panel ora warning light integrated in theswitch comes on.

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SEAT BELTSAlways wear your seat belt whentravelling in your vehicle. You mustalso comply with the locallegislation of the particular countryyou are in.

Before driving off:- First ensure that your driving

position is correct,- Then adjust your seat belt to

provide maximum protection.

Incorrectly adjusted seatbelts may cause injuriesin the event of anaccident.

Even pregnant women shouldwear a seat belt. In this instance,ensure that the lap belt is notexerting too much pressure onthe abdomen but do not allowany slack.

Adjusting your driving position• Sit well back in your seat (having

removed your coat or jacket). Thisis essential to ensure your back ispositioned correctly.

• Adjust the distance between theseat and the pedals. Your seatshould be as far back as possiblewhile still allowing you todepress the clutch pedal fully.The seatback should be adjustedso that your arms are slightly bentwhen you hold the steeringwheel.

• Adjust the position of yourheadrest. For safety reasons, thetop of your head should be in linewith the top of the headrest.

• Adjusting the height of the seat.This adjustment allows you toselect the seat position whichoffers you the best possible view.

• Adjusting the position of thesteering wheel.

Adjusting the seat beltsSit with your back firmly against theseatback.The shoulder strap 1 should be asclose to the base of your neck aspossible but not on it.The lap strap 2 should be worn flatover your thighs and against yourpelvis.The belt should be worn so that it isas close to your body as possible, i.e.avoid wearing heavy clothing orkeeping bulky objects under thebelts.

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Adjusting the height of the seatbeltPress button 3 to select the seat beltadjustment height so that shoulderstrap 1 is worn as above:- to lower the seat belt, push

control 3 and lower the seat beltsimultaneously,

- to raise the seat belt, pushcontrol 3 upwards.

Make sure that the seat belt islocked in position correctly afteryou have adjusted it.

FasteningUnwind the belt slowly andsmoothly and ensure that tongue 4locks into buckle 6 (check that it islocked by pulling on tongue 4). Ifthe belt jams before it is latched,allow it to return before attemptingto unwind it again.

Fastening (continued)If your belt becomes completelyjammed:- pull the belt slowly but firmly so

that just over an inch (3 cm)unwinds;

- then allow the belt to rewindautomatically;

- unwind it again;- if the fault persists, contact your

RENAULT Dealer.

UnlockingPress button 5 on buckle 6 and theseat belt will be rewound by the seatbelt inertia reel.Guide the buckle to help theoperation.

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REAR SEAT BELTS

Rear centre beltUnwind the belt slowly from itshousing 1.Fasten sliding tongue 2 intocorresponding red buckle 3.

Rear side and centre seat beltsThe belts are locked, unlocked andadjusted in the same way as thefront belts.

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SEAT BELTSThe following information applies to both the vehicle's front and rear seat belts.

• No adjustments may be made to the original component parts of the restraint system (belts, seats and theirmountings).For special applications (e.g. fitting child seats) contact your RENAULT Dealer.

• Do not use devices which give any slack in the belts (e.g. clothes pegs, clips, etc.): a seat belt which is worn too looselyrisks causing 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 beltaround them.

• The belt should never be twisted.

• Seat belts should be replaced after a serious accident. Likewise, replace your seat belts as soon as they show any signsof wear.

• When refitting the rear bench seat, take care that the seat belts are correctly positioned so that they can be usedproperly.

• If necessary, readjust the position and tightness of the belt.

• Make sure that the tongue is inserted into the appropriate buckle.

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ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT TO THE FRONT SEAT BELTThese are:■ buckle pretensioners,■ lap pretensioners (5-door

version only),■ chest force limiters,■ front passenger and driver's

airbags,■ anti-submarining airbags (3-door

version only).

These systems are designed to actindependently or together when thevehicle is subjected to a frontalimpact.Depending on the force of the impactthe system may activate:- seat belt locking;- the buckle pretensioner (which is

triggered to take up the seat beltplay);

- the lap belt pretensioner or theanti-submarining airbag to keep theoccupant in their seat, the front lowvolume front airbag and forcelimiters;

- the large volume front airbag.

PretensionersWith the ignition switched on, ifthere is a severe frontal impact anddepending on the severity of theimpact, the system may activate:- the piston 1 which immediately

retracts the seat belt;- piston 2 on the front seats (5-door

version),or

- the anti-submarining airbag (3-doorversion only).

The pretensioners hold the seat beltagainst the occupant's body, holdingthe occupant more securely againstthe seat, thus increasing the seatbelt's efficiency.

• Have the entire restraintsystem checked followingan accident.

• No operation whatsoever ispermitted on any part of thesystem (pretensioners, airbags,computers, wiring) and thesystem components must not bereused on any other vehicle, evenif identical.

• To avoid premature triggering ofthe system which may causeinjury, only qualified RENAULTNetwork personnel may work onthe pretensioner and airbagsystem.

• Testing of the electric triggersystem may only be carried out bya specially trained technicianusing special equipment.

• When the vehicle is scrapped,contact your RENAULT Dealer fordisposal of the pretensioner andairbag gas generators.

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ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT TO THE FRONT SEAT BELT (continued)

Force limiterAbove a certain severity of impact,this mechanism is used to limit theforce of the belt against the body sothat it is at an acceptable level.

Warning relating to theservice life of airbagsand pretensioners

Pyrotechnic systems for airbagsand pretensioners have a limitedservice life: refer to the servicingbooklet for your vehicle for thereplacement frequency.

Driver and passenger airbagsAn airbag is fitted for both the driverand the front passenger seats.The presence of this equipment isindicated by the word Airbag on thesteering wheel and the dashboard(airbag zone A) and a label on thebase of the windscreen.Each airbag system consists of:- an airbag and gas generator fitted

to the steering wheel for the driverand in the dashboard for the frontpassenger;

- an intelligent computer for bothsystems, which includes animpact sensor and a monitorcontrolling the electrical triggersystem for the gas generator;

- one single warning light onthe instrument panel;

- an advanced front sensorcompletes the system. The airbag system uses the

principles of pyrotechnics. Thisexplains why, when the airbaginflates, it will generate heat,produce smoke (this does not meanthat a fire is about to start) andmake a noise upon detonation. In asituation where an airbag isrequired, it will inflateimmediately and this may causesome minor, superficial grazing tothe skin.

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ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT TO THE FRONT SEAT BELT (continued)

OperationThis system is only operationalwhen the ignition is switched on.If a severe frontal impact occurs, theairbags inflate rapidly, cushioningthe impact of the driver's head andchest against the steering wheel andthe front passenger's head againstthe dashboard. The airbags thendeflate immediately so that thepassengers are not impeded in anyway when leaving the vehicle.

Special feature of the frontairbagDepending on the severity ofimpact, the front airbag has twodeployment volumes and anintegral ventilation system toprevent burns from the exhaustgases:- “small volume” airbag, this is the

first stage of operation;- “large volume” airbag, the airbag

seams rip so that a larger volumeof gas is released into the bag (forthe most severe impacts).

Operating faultsWarning light 1 will light up on theinstrument panel when the ignitionis turned on and then go out after afew seconds.If it does not light up when theignition is switched on, or comes onwhen the engine is running, there isa fault in the system.Consult your RENAULT Dealer assoon as possible. Your protectionwill be reduced until this fault isrectified.

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ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT TO THE FRONT SEAT BELT (continued)All the following warnings are given so that the airbag 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 airbag inflates.

Warnings concerning the driver’s airbag• Do not modify the steering wheel or the cushion.• Do not cover the steering wheel cushion.

• Do not attach any objects (badge, logo, clock, telephone holder, etc.) to the steering wheel cushion.• The steering wheel must not be removed (except by qualified personnel from the RENAULT network).• When driving, do not sit too close to the steering wheel. Sit with your arms slightly bent (see information on

“Adjusting your driving position” in Section 1). This will allow sufficient space for the airbag to inflate properly andbe fully effective.

Warnings concerning the passenger airbag• Do not attach or glue any objects (pins, logo, clock, telephone holder, etc.) to the dashboard in the airbag zone.• Nothing should be placed between the dashboard and the passenger (a 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. As

a general rule, keep all parts of the body (knees, hands, head, etc.) well away from the dashboard.• The passenger airbags should be reactivated as soon as the child seat is removed, to ensure the protection of the front

passenger in the event of an impact.

A REAR-FACING CHILD/BABY SEAT MUST NOT BE FITTED TO THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT UNLESS THEADDITIONAL RESTRAINT SYSTEMS, I.E. THE PASSENGER AIRBAG, ARE DEACTIVATED. (refer to “Deactivationof front passenger airbags” in Section 1).

Warnings concerning the anti-submarining airbagWhen triggered, the anti-submarining airbag could project objects left on the seat cushion with some force.

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ADDITIONAL SYSTEMS TO THE REAR SEAT BELTSDepending on the vehicle, theycomprise:■ Seat belt pretensioners

incorporated in the seat beltinertia reels.

■ Force limiter.

These systems are provided to actindependently or together when thevehicle is subjected to a frontalimpact.There are two scenarios, dependingon the force of the impact:- protection is provided by the belt

only;- the pretensioner is triggered to

take up the slack in the seat belt.

Rear seat belt pretensionersThis system is only operationalwhen the ignition is switched on.If the vehicle is subjected to a severefrontal impact, a device retracts theseat belt, pulling the seat belt tightagainst the occupant's body andthereby improving its efficiency.

• Have the entire restraintsystem checked followingan accident.

• No operation whatsoever ispermitted on any part of thesystem (pretensioners, airbags,computers, wiring) and thesystem components must not bereused on any other vehicle, evenif identical.

• To avoid premature triggering ofthe system which may causeinjury, only qualified RENAULTNetwork personnel may work onthe pretensioner and airbagsystem.

• Testing of the electric triggersystem may only be carried out bya specially trained technicianusing special equipment.

• When the vehicle is scrapped,contact your RENAULT Dealer fordisposal of the pretensioner andairbag gas generators.

Force limiterAbove a certain severity of impact,this mechanism is used to limit theforce of the belt against the body sothat it is at an acceptable level.

Warning relating to theservice life of airbags andpretensioners

Pyrotechnic systems for airbagsand pretensioners have a limitedservice life: refer to your vehicle'swarranty and servicing bookletfor the replacement intervals.

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SIDE RESTRAINT SYSTEMSSide airbagsThese are airbags fitted to each frontseat, and the rear side seats in somecountries, which are triggered onthe side of the seat (door side) toprotect the passengers from severeside impacts.

The sides of the frontseatbacks (door side) andthe gap between the rearbench seatback and the

interior fittings form the triggerzone for the airbag, so it isforbidden to place any objectsthere.

Curtain airbagsThese are airbags fitted along thetop of the side of the vehicle andwhich are triggered along the frontand rear side windows to protectthe passengers in the event of asevere side impact.

A marking on the windscreeninforms you of the presence ofadditional means of restraint(airbags, pretensioners, etc.) inthe passenger compartment.

Warnings concerning theside airbag• Fitting seat covers: seats

equipped with an airbagrequire special coversspecifically designed for yourvehicle. Contact your RENAULTDealer to find out if these coversmay be purchased fromRENAULT outlets. The use ofany covers other than thosedesigned for your vehicle (andincluding those designed foranother vehicle) may affect theoperation of the airbags andreduce your protection.

• Do not place any accessories,objects or even pets between theseatback, the door and theinternal fittings. This mayprevent the airbag fromoperating correctly or causeinjury as the airbag is deployed.

• No work or modificationwhatsoever may be carried outon the internal fittings, except byqualified RENAULT Networkpersonnel.

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ADDITIONAL METHODS OF RESTRAINTAll the warnings below are given so that, if the airbag is activated, it is not obstructed in any way and also to prevent therisk of serious injuries caused by items which may be dislodged when the airbag inflates.

The airbag is designed to complement the action of the seat belt. Both the airbags and seat belts are integral partsof the same protection system. It is therefore essential to wear the seat belt at all times. If seat belts are not worn,the occupants of the vehicle are at risk of serious injury in the event of an accident. The risk of minor superficialinjuries occurring when the airbag is deployed may also increase, although such minor injuries are always

possible with airbags.If the vehicle should overturn or in the event of a rear impact, however severe, the pretensioners and airbags are notalways triggered.

• It is strictly forbidden to work on or modify any part of the airbag system (electronics unit, wiring, etc.) (such workmust be undertaken 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 causeinjury, only qualified RENAULT Network personnel may work on the airbag system.

• As a safety precaution, have the airbag system checked if your vehicle has been involved in an accident, stolen orbroken 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).

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CHILD SAFETY

Remember that a collision at30 mph (50 km/h) is the same asfalling from a height of 10 metres. Inother words, transporting a childwithout a restraint is the equivalentof allowing him or her to play on athird-floor balcony which does nothave any railings.

In all countries there are regulationsgoverning the use of restraintsystems for children and babies.In Europe children under 10 yearsof age(1) must be seated in anapproved safety device which issuitable for the weight and size ofthe child.The driver is responsible forensuring that this equipment isused correctly.Child restraints for which typeapproval was obtained after January1992 offer a level of safety muchgreater than for restraints with typeapproval before that date.It is therefore advisable to select achild restraint that complies withEuropean regulation ECE 44.Restraints that comply with thislegislation must be marked with anorange label bearing the letter Efollowed by a number (whichstands for the country where it istype approved) and the year inwhich the type approval wasgranted.

(1) You must always observe the laws ofthe country in which you aretravelling. They may be different tothe guidelines in this handbook.

Under no circumstancesshould babies or childrenbe allowed to travel sittingon the lap of another

passenger in the vehicle.If a head-on impact occurs at30 mph (50 km/h) a child weighing30 kg will be transformed into amissile equivalent to one tonne:you will find it impossible to holdthe child, even if you yourself arewearing a belt.It is particularly dangerous to putthe belt round your child when heor she is sitting on your lap. Neveruse the belt for more than oneperson at the same time.

In accordance with safety legislation,the tables listed on the followingpages provide information about thetypes of child seat which may befitted to each of the vehicle seats.

Before installing a child seat in thefront seat (if fitting is permitted)If the passenger seat is fitted withone, carry out the followingadjustments:- move the passenger seat as far back

as possible;- set the seatback to its fully upright

position;- raise the seat squab as far as

possible;- raise the headrest to its highest

setting;- move the seat belt height control to

the low position.

Refer to the Child safety equipmentbooklet available from the RENAULTNetwork to choose the seat suited toyour child and recommended foryour vehicle.

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Age of the child(weight of the child)

Seats

Front passengerseat (2) (4)

Rear sideseats

Rear centreseat

Birth to approximately 9 months(weight below 13 kg) U - I U - I U

From 9 months to approximately 3 years(weight from 9 to 18 kg) U - I U - I (3) U (3)

From 3 to approximately 12 years (1)(weight from 15 kg to 36 kg) X U (3) U (3)

X : seat not suitable for fitting a child seat of this age range.U : seat suitable for fitting a belt-fitted child seat classed as universal for this age range, check that it can be fitted.I : seat equipped with anchorage points for mounting a seat for this age range using Isofix locks, only RENAULT seats are

approved.

(1) Above a height of 1.50 m or a weight of 36 kg, a child may be strapped directly into the seat like an adult.(2) Only a rear-facing child seat may be installed in this seat;(3) Place the back of the child seat against the vehicle seatback, adjust the headrest height or remove it if necessary.

(4) DANGER, RISK OF DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY: CHECK THAT THE FRONT PASSENGER AIRBAGHAS BEEN DEACTIVATED BEFORE INSTALLING A REAR-FACING CHILD SEAT IN THIS SEAT.(refer to “Deactivation of front passenger airbags” in Section 1).

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The right choiceThe safety of your children is alsoyour responsibility.To ensure that your child has themaximum possible protection, werecommend that you use seatsapproved by the RENAULTNetwork.It is preferable to use an Isofix seat ifyour vehicle is fitted with an Isofixsystem (refer to “Isofix child seatfitting system” in Section 1).Restraint systems for all thecategories are available. Thesesystems have been developed inconsultation with the manufacturersand have been tested in RENAULTvehicles.Contact your RENAULT Dealer andask him to help you install it.

Category 0 and 0+ (from 0 to13 kg)A child's neck is very susceptible toinjury up to the age of two. In afront-facing seat there is a risk thatthe child will sustain neck injuries inthe event of a frontal impact.RENAULT therefore recommends arear-facing seat with a harness thatgives all-round protection (figure 1).

Category 1 (from 9 to 18 kg)Between the ages of 2 and 4, a child'spelvis is not fully developed.Restraints using the vehicle'sthree-point belts are not adequateand there is a risk that the child willsustain abdominal injuries in theevent of a frontal impact. It istherefore advisable to use rear-facingseats (figure 1), bucket-type seats(figure 2) or seats with harnesses.Place the headrest in the raisedposition so you can press the childseat seatback firmly against thevehicle seatback.

To avoid any risk to your safety, we recommend that you useRENAULT approved accessories because they are suitable for yourvehicle and are the only accessories for which RENAULT willprovide a warranty.

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Category 2 (15 to 25 kg) andcategory 3 (22 to 36 kg)To restrain the pelvis of children upto 10 years of age, it is preferable touse a three-point seat belt as well aschild seats. This is a booster seat(figure 3) with belt guides to ensurethat the belt will be worn flat overthe child's thighs.

A booster seat with aheight-adjustable seatback and abelt guide are recommended as thiswill allow the belt to be worn asclose to the base of your neck aspossible but not on it.Place the headrest in the raisedposition to allow you to press theseatback of the child seat firmlyagainst the vehicle seatback.If a booster seat without a seatbackis used, the vehicle's headrest willhave to be adjusted to suit thechild's stature; the upper edge of theheadrest must be at the same heightas the top of the child's head andshould never be lower than in linewith the child's eyes.

The standard classifies childrestraints in five categories:Category 0 : 0 to 10 kgCategory 0 : 0 to 13 kgCategory 1 : 9 to 18 kgCategory 2 : 15 to 25 kgCategory 3 : 22 to 36 kg

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DANGERSince front passenger airbag triggering and the position of arear-facing child seat are incompatible, it is not permitted to installsuch a seat in this position unless the vehicle is fitted with an airbag

deactivation device. Refer to deactivating the front passenger airbag. Thechild may suffer very serious injuries if the airbag inflates.The label 4 (on the dashboard) and markings 5 (on the sun visors) remindyou of these instructions.

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Deactivating the front passengerairbags (if fitted)To fit a rear-facing child seat on thefront passenger seat, you mustdeactivate the front passenger seatadditional restraint system (frontand side airbags and bucklepretensioners) and the anti-submarining airbag.

To deactivate the airbags: switchoff the ignition, press and turn thelock 6 to the OFF position.With the ignition on, it isimperative to check that theAIRBAG OFF warning light 7 onthe instrument panel is lit.

This warning light remainscontinuously lit to let you knowthat you can fit a child seat

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Activating the front passengerairbagYou should reactivate the airbag assoon as you remove the child seatfrom the front passenger seat, toensure the protection of the frontpassenger in the event of an impact.

To reactivate the airbags: switch offthe ignition, press and turn lock 6 tothe ON position.Switch the ignition back on, thencheck that the AIRBAG OFFwarning light 7 is not lit. The meansof restraint which are additional tothe front passenger seat belt andanti-submarining airbag areactivated.

The passenger airbagmust be activated ordeactivated with theignition off.

If it is handled with the ignition

on, the and warning

lights come on: the passengerairbag is deactivated.Switch the ignition off then onagain to reset the airbag inaccordance with the lock.

Operating faultsIt is forbidden to fit a rear-facingchild seat to the front passenger seatif the airbag activation/deactivationsystem is faulty.We do not recommend fitting anyother kind of passenger seat device.Contact your RENAULT Dealer assoon as possible.

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ISOFIX child seat mountingsystemThis is a new procedure forinstalling a child seat.For information on fitting positions,refer to the types of child seats thatcan be fitted to different places inthe vehicle table at the beginning ofthe “Child safety” section.The system comprises:• two anchorage rings located

between the cushion and theseatback to attach the base of thechild seat;

• a ring located under the cushionto attach the child seat seatback inthe rear-facing position;

• a ring behind the seatback toattach the child seatback in thefront-facing position (rear seatsonly);

• a special RENAULT child seatfitted with two locks that hookonto the two rings and a belt toattach the child seat seatback.

Only special RENAULT seats areapproved for this vehicle. Topurchase these seats, pleasecontact your RENAULT Dealer.These seats can also be installed inother vehicles using a three-pointseat belt.

Use of this device on thefront passenger seat is onlypermitted if the passengerairbags have been

deactivated.Refer to “Deactivation of frontpassenger airbags”.

• Make sure that there isnothing obstructing theseat mounting mechanismat the anchorage points

(gravel, rags, toys, etc.).

• Always remember to fasten theseat belts on child seats for alljourneys.

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InstallationRear-facing Isofix seatWhen a rear-facing child seat isfitted, the seatback should be closeto or touching:- the dashboard (in the front seat),- the front seatback (in the rear seat).

Front-facing Isofix seat (rear seatsonly)When a front-facing child seat isinstalled, the front seat must not bemoved back beyond the halfwaypoint on the seat runners and theseatback must be in an uprightposition.

Fitting the seatTo access rings 1 the first time youinstall the seat, consult yourRENAULT Dealer.

Fitting a child seat• Before fitting and using the seat,

read the instructions providedcarefully;

• Attach the mounting guide 2(supplied with the child seat or asan accessory), to the rings 1 fittedto the seat.

Fitting a child seat (continued)• Slide the seat catches 3 in the

guides 2 and push the seat firmlyto lock it on the rings;

• Check that the seat is lockedcorrectly by moving it from left toright and then forwards andbackwards;

• Push firmly on the base of the seatto press the child seat rind againstthe vehicle seatback.

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A rear-facing Isofix seat fitted to thefront passenger seatThe front passenger seat must beadjusted so that the back of the childseat is touching the dashboard.Use belt 4 supplied with the seat:- attach belt hook 5 to ring 6 located

under the seat gear lever side,- tighten the belt.

Rear-facing seat mounting ring forrear seats- attach belt hook 5 to ring 7.- tighten the belt.

Front-facing seat mounting ring(rear seats only)- pass strap 4 (supplied with the

seat) between the two rearheadrest rods,

- attach hook 5 to the ring locatedunder the luggage compartmentcarpet.

- tighten the belt.

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CHILD SAFETY• No modifications may be made to the original fitted parts of the restraint system (belts and seats and their

mountings).

• Carefully follow the instructions for fitting provided by the manufacturer of the restraint system.

• Always avoid dressing the child in bulky garments and do not place any objects between the child and the restraintsystem.

• The seat belt in the vehicle must be tight enough so that the child's seat is held in position securely. Check the tensionregularly.

• Never wear the belt under your arm or behind your back.

• The harness or belt should be taut and fitted to suit the child's size.

• Never allow your child to stand up or kneel on the seats while the vehicle is moving.

• Check that the child is in the correct position for the entire journey, particularly when they are asleep.

• Use the seat belts to hold the seat in position, even if it is not occupied. Otherwise, if an accident were to occur, it maybecome dislodged and pose a risk to other vehicle occupants.

• Following a serious accident, check the seat belts or the ISOFIX seat mounting and replace the child seat.

• Never leave a child unsupervised in a vehicle, even if they are in a restraining device.

• Activate the rear door locks (if your vehicle is equipped with these).

• Make sure the child does not get out of the vehicle at the side where there is traffic.

• Set your children a good example - always wear your seat belt.

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CLOCK AND EXTERIOR TEMPERATURE

With the ignition switched on, thetime and, depending on the vehicle,the temperature are displayed.

Setting the time on the clock 2On vehicles fitted with thisfunction, the adjustment buttons 1and 3 are used to set the clock.Press button 1 to adjust the hoursand button 3 to adjust the minutes.

Vehicles fitted with navigationsystems, radio, etc.For vehicles which are not fittedwith buttons 1 and 3, refer to thespecific equipment instructions todiscover the special features ofthese vehicles.

If the electrical supply is cut(battery disconnected, feed wirebroken, etc.), the clock will notdisplay the correct time.The clock must be reset.We recommend that you do notmake these settings whiledriving.

Exterior temperature indicatorSpecial note:When the exterior temperature isbetween –3°C and +3°C, the °Cicons flash (indicates risk of iceformation).

Exterior temperatureindicatorAs black ice formation isrelated to exposure,

humidity and temperature, theexterior temperature alone is notsufficient to detect black ice.

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DRIVER’S POSITION, LEFT-HAND DRIVE (continued)The equipment fitted, described below, depends on the version, options and country.

1 Side air vent.

2 Demister outlet for sidewindow.

3 Stalk for:• direction indicators,• exterior lights,• front fog lights,• rear fog lights.

4 Instrument panel.

5 Location for driver's airbag,horn.

6 Radio remote control.

7 • Stalk for windscreen and rearscreen wash/wipe.

• Trip computer and warningsystem scroll control.

8 lock, temperature, radioinformation, navigation systemdisplay, etc. depending onvehicle.

9 Centre air vents.

10 Air conditioning controls.

11 Passenger airbag location.

12 Demister outlet for sidewindow.

13 Side vent.

14 Glove box.

15 Location for radio, navigationsystem etc.

16 Central door locking switch.

17 Hazard warning lights switch.

18 Location for an ashtray,cigarette lighter or cup holder.

19 Handbrake.

20 Gear lever.

21 RENAULT Card reader.

22 Engine start/stop button.

23 Storage compartment.

24 Control for adjusting steeringwheel height and reach.

25 Bonnet release.

26 Controls for:• electric headlight beam

adjustment,• dimmer for control lighting,• cruise control and speed

limiter,• ASR traction control.

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DRIVER’S POSITION, RIGHT-HAND DRIVE (continued)The equipment fitted, described below, depends on the version, options and country.

1 Demister outlet for sidewindow.

2 Passenger airbag location.

3 Heater / air conditioningcontrols.

4 Centre air vents.

5 Clock, temperature, radioinformation, navigation systemdisplay, etc. depending onvehicle.

6 Stalk for:• direction indicators,• exterior lights,• front fog lights,• rear fog lights.

7 Instrument panel.

8 Radio remote control.

9 • Stalk for windscreen and rearscreen wash/wipe,

• Trip computer and warningsystem scroll control.

10 Demister outlet for sidewindow.

11 Side vent.

12 Controls for:• electric headlight beam

height adjustment,• dimmer for control

instrument lighting,• cruise control and speed

limiter,• ASR traction control.

13 Location for driver's airbag,horn.

14 Control for adjusting steeringwheel height and reach.

15 Location for radio, navigationsystem etc.

16 Engine start/stop button.

17 RENAULT Card reader.

18 Location for an ashtray,cigarette lighter or cup holder.

19 Handbrake.

20 Gear lever.

21 Hazard warning lights switch.

22 Electric door locking controls.

23 Storage compartment.

24 Glove box.

25 Bonnet release.

26 Side vent.

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INSTRUMENT PANEL (continued)Variants 1 and 2, zone AThe presence and operation of the warning and indicator lights described below depend on the vehicleequipment and the country.

If the warning light comes on, you should visit a RENAULT Dealer immediately.

If the warning light comes on, you must stop as soon as traffic conditions allow.

It is essential to stop as soon as traffic conditions allow if no information appears on the instrument panel.

Some warning lights are accompanied by a message on the instrument panel.

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INSTRUMENT PANEL (continued)The presence and operation of the warning and indicator lights described below depend on the vehicleequipment and the country.

A ABS Anti-lock BrakingSystem warning lightIt comes on when the

engine is started then goes out.If it comes on when you aredriving, it indicates a fault inthe Anti-lock Braking System.Braking will then be as normal,without the ABS system.Contact your RENAULT Dealeras soon as possible.

Airbag warning lightThis comes on when theignition is switched on

and goes out after a fewseconds.If it does not light up when theignition is switched on, orcomes on when the engine isrunning, there is a fault in thesystem.Consult your RENAULT Dealeras soon as possible.

Toxic fume filtersystem warning lightFor vehicles equipped

with this option, the lightcomes on when the ignition isswitched on then goes out.• If it lights up continuously,

contact your RENAULTDealer as soon as possible;

• If it flashes, reduce the enginespeed until the light stopsflashing.Consult your RENAULTDealer as soon as possible.

Refer to the information onemission control, fuel economyand driving in Section 2.

Left turn signalindicator light

Indicator light forElectronic StabilityProgram (ESP) and

traction control system (ASR)There are several reasons forthe warning light coming on:see “Electronic StabilityProgram (ESP) and “Tractioncontrol system” in Section 2.

Speed limiter andcruise control indicatorlight

To understand how thisoperates, see information on“Cruise control” and “Speedlimiter” in Section 2.

A1 Speedometer (mph or km/h)

Overspeed buzzerDepending on the vehicle, abuzzer sounds forapproximately 10 secondsevery 40 seconds, as long as thevehicle is travelling in excess of75 mph (120 km/h).

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INSTRUMENT PANEL (continued)Variants 1 and 2, zone A (continued)The presence and operation of the warning lights, described below, depend on the vehicle equipment leveland country.

If the warning light comes on, you should visit a RENAULT Dealer immediately.

If the warning light comes on, you must stop as soon as traffic conditions allow.

It is essential to stop as soon as traffic conditions allow if no information appears on the instrument panel.

Some warning lights are accompanied by a message on the instrument panel.

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INSTRUMENT PANEL (continued)The presence and operation of the warning and indicator lights described below depend on the vehicleequipment and the country.

A2 Reset buttonGo to the correspondingfunction and press the button toreset the trip mileage recorderor the trip computer andwarning system parameters,reset and check the oil level.

Front fog lightindicator light

Rear fog light indicatorlight

Dipped beam headlightindicator light

Headlight main beamindicator light

A3 Coolant temperature indicatorIn normal use, the needleshould be below zone a. Undersevere conditions the needlemay approach this zone. This is

not serious unless the

warning light comes onaccompanied by a message onthe instrument panel and abeep.

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INSTRUMENT PANEL (continued)Variants 1 and 2, zone BThe presence and operation of the warning and indicator lights described below depend on the vehicleequipment and the country.

If the warning light comes on, you should visit a RENAULT Dealer immediately.

If the warning light comes on, you must stop as soon as traffic conditions allow.

It is essential to stop as soon as traffic conditions allow if no information appears on the instrument panel.

Some warning lights are accompanied by a message on the instrument panel.

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INSTRUMENT PANEL (continued)The presence and operation of the warning and indicator lights described below depend on the vehicleequipment and the country.

B Battery charge indicatorlightThis comes on when the

engine is started then goes out assoon as the engine is running.If it comes on when the vehicleis being driven, and is

accompanied by the

warning light and a beep, itindicates that the electricalcircuit is overcharged orundercharged. Stop and havethe circuit checked.

Right turn indicatorlight

Driver's seat beltreminder warning lightIf the driver's seat belt is

not fastened the light remains onwhen the vehicle is started, andwhen the vehicle reaches aspeed of approximately 6 mph(10 km/h), it flashes and a beepsounds for about 90 seconds.

Handbrake on andbrake circuit faultwarning light

If it comes on when the vehicleis being driven and is

accompanied by the

warning light and a beep, itindicates that the fluid level inthe circuit is low or that there isa braking system fault. Stop assoon as traffic conditions allowand call a RENAULT Dealer.

Oil pressure warninglightIt comes on when the

engine is started then goes outafter a few seconds. If it comeson when the vehicle is beingdriven, accompanied by the

warning light and a

beep, it is essential to stop andswitch off the ignition. andcheck the oil level. If the level isnormal, it is being caused bysomething else. Call aRENAULT Dealer.

B1 Rev counter(scale × 1000)

B2 Fuel gauge

Low fuel level warninglightIt goes out several

seconds after the engine isstarted.If it lights up or remains lit, fillup with fuel as soon as possible.

Not used

Passenger airbag OFFThis warning lightcomes on for several

seconds after the engine isstarted when the front passengerairbags are deactivated(depending on vehicle).

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INSTRUMENT PANEL (continued)Variant 1, zone CThe presence and operation of the warning and indicator lights described below depend on the vehicleequipment and the country.

If the warning light comes on, you should visit a RENAULT Dealer immediately.

If the warning light comes on, you must stop as soon as traffic conditions allow.

It is essential to stop as soon as traffic conditions allow if no information appears on the instrument panel.

Some warning lights are accompanied by a message on the instrument panel.

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INSTRUMENT PANEL (continued)The presence and operation of the warning and indicator lights described below depend on the vehicleequipment and the country.

C1 DisplayOil levelTo be valid, the reading must betaken on level ground after theengine has been switched off forsome time.When the engine is started and forabout thirty seconds afterwards.- if the level is correct, the display

indicates 'Oil level OK' (to obtain amore accurate level refer to “Oillevel” in Section 4).

- if the level is at minimum: themessage “Oil level OK” does notappear on the display, a series ofdashes and the message “Top upoil level” appears accompanied by

the warning light.

Top up the oil level as soon aspossible.

Trip computer and warning systemAfter 30 seconds, the display willswitch to display the trip computer:refer to “Trip computer” inSection 1.

C2 Door open warning light ormultifunction display (dependingon the vehicle)Door open warning lightShows when a door or the tailgate isopen or not closed properly.ORMultifunction displayThis indicates that a door or thetailgate is open or not properlyclosed, displays the tyre pressures(refer to information on “TyrePressure Monitor” in Section 2) andthe gear selected (for vehicles fittedwith an automatic gearbox).

STOP warning lightIt goes out as soon as theengine starts.

It comes on with other warninglights and/or a message, and isaccompanied by a beep.It indicates that it is essential to stopimmediately (as soon as trafficconditions allow).

Engine immobiliser warninglightRefer to “Engine immob-

iliser” in Section 1.

Warning lightThis comes on when theignition is switched on and

goes out after a few seconds. It maycome on with other warning lightsor messages on the instrumentpanel.If it comes on when the vehicle isbeing driven, it is advisable to visityour RENAULT Dealer as soon aspossible.

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INSTRUMENT PANEL (continued)Variant 2, zone DThe presence and operation of the warning and indicator lights described below depend on the vehicleequipment and country.

If the warning light comes on, you should visit a RENAULT Dealer immediately.

If the warning light comes on, you must stop as soon as traffic conditions allow.

It is essential to stop as soon as traffic conditions allow if no information appears on the instrument panel.

Some warning lights are accompanied by a message on the instrument panel.

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INSTRUMENT PANEL (continued)The presence and operation of the warning and indicator lights described below depend on the vehicleequipment and country.

D1 Information displayOil level readingsTo be valid, the reading must betaken on level ground after theengine has been switched off forsome time.When the engine is started and forabout thirty seconds afterwards.- if the level is correct, the display

indicates “Oil level OK”; to obtaina more precise level refer to “Oillevel” in Section 4.

- if the level is at minimum: themessage “Oil level OK” does notappear on the display, a series ofdashes and the message “Top-upoil level” appears accompanied by

the warning light.

Top up the oil level as soon aspossible.

Trip computer and warning systemAfter 30 seconds, the display willswitch to display the trip computerand warning system: refer to “Tripcomputer and warning system” inSection 1.

Other information displayed is:- multimedia information, status of

the doors and luggagecompartment, and tyre pressures(refer to “Tyre Pressure Monitor”in Section 2) in zone D4;

- the temperature in zone D2;- the time in zone D3.

E Automatic gearbox display, thisindicates the gear selected(depending on vehicle).

STOP warning lightIt goes out as soon as theengine starts.

It comes on with other warninglights and/or a message, and isaccompanied by a beep.It indicates that it is essential to stopimmediately (as soon as trafficconditions allow).

Engine immobiliser warninglightRefer to “Engine immob-

iliser” in Section 1.

Warning lightThis comes on when theignition is switched on and

goes out after a few seconds. It maycome on with other warning lights ormessages on the instrument panel.If it comes on when the vehicle isbeing driven, it is advisable to stop atyour RENAULT Dealer as soon aspossible.

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Trip computer and warningsystemThis displays the followinginformation on the instrumentpanel display 1 (position variesaccording to vehicle):- information messages (journey

parameters etc.);- the operating fault messages

(generally linked to thewarning light);

- warning messages (linked to the

warning light).

Display selection key 2Scroll through the followinginformation by brief successivepresses.a) total mileage and trip mileage

recorder,b) journey parameters:

- fuel used,- average fuel consumption,- current fuel consumption,- estimated range,- distance travelled,- average speed.

c) mileage before service,d) programmed speed (speed

limiter/cruise control),e) computer log: a record of

information messages andoperating fault messages storedby the computer.

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Trip mileage recorder resetbutton 3To reset the trip mileage recorder,select the “Trip mileage recorder”display, then press key 3 until therecorder is reset.

Trip parameters reset button 3With one of the trip parametersselected as the display, press button 3until the display resets.

Interpreting some of the valuesdisplayed after resettingThe values showing average fuelconsumption, range and averagespeed will become more stable andreliable the longer the distancetravelled since the last time thereset key was pressed.For the first few miles after pressingthe reset key you may notice:• That the range increases as you

travel.This is normal. average fuelconsumption may decreasewhen:- the vehicle stops accelerating;- the engine reaches its operating

temperature (engine cold whenreset key pressed);

- when you move from urbandriving to the open road.

• That the average fuelconsumption increases when thevehicle is stationary and theengine idling.This is normal since the computertakes account of fuel used duringidling.

Automatic resetting of thejourney parametersResetting occurs automaticallywhen the maximum size of any ofthe parameters is exceeded.

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Examples of selections Interpreting the display selected

a) Total and trip mileage recorders.

b) Trip parametersFuel consumed since the last reset.

Average fuel consumption since the last reset.This value is displayed after driving 400 metres and takes into account thedistance travelled and the fuel used since the last time the reset button waspressed.

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Examples of selections Interpreting the display selected

Current fuel consumptionThis value is displayed after reaching a speed of approximately 15 mph (30 km/h).

Estimated range with remaining fuelThis range takes into account the average fuel consumption since the last time thereset button was pressed.The value is displayed after driving 400 metres.

Distance travelled since last reset.

Average speed since the last reset.The value is displayed after driving 400 metres.

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Examples of selections Interpreting the display selected

c) Mileage before next service*Distance left before the next service.There are several cases:• remaining mileage less than 900 miles (1 500 km) or next service date

planned within two months. The “SERVICE! CHANGE OIL” message isdisplayed accompanied by the symbol (as long as “mileage beforeservice” is displayed, or for 15 seconds).

• mileage before service equal to 0 miles/km or date of service reached.The “SERVICE! CHANGE OIL” message is displayed when the displayselected is “mileage before service”, accompanied by the symbolflashing continuously on all of the trip computer and warning systemscreens.

To reset the mileage before service, press and hold the reset button forapproximately 10 seconds until the mileage before service is displayedpermanently.

* Depending on the country where the vehicle is being marketed (driving conditions, climate, condition of road surfacesetc.), it may be different to that indicated on the trip computer. To find out the mileage before oil change refer to the yourvehicle's warranty and servicing booklet which is the definitive guide.

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TRIP COMPUTER AND WARNING SYSTEM (continued)

Examples of selections Interpreting the display selected

d) Cruise Control/Speed Limiter programmed speed (depending on vehicle)See “Speed Limiter” and “Cruise Control” in Section 2.

e) Computer logSuccessive display:- of information messages (heated seats, automatic headlights, etc. depending

on the vehicle),- of operating fault messages (check the injection system, etc.).

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TRIP COMPUTER AND WARNING SYSTEM (continued)

Information messagesThese can either help in the vehicleoperation stage, or provideinformation about the drivingselection or state.Examples of information messagesare given on the following pages.

Fault messagesYou should visit your RENAULTDealer immediately for work to becarried out on your vehicle.These messages appear accompanied

by the warning light.

They disappear when the displayselection key is pressed or afterseveral seconds and are stored inthe computer log.

The warning light remains lit.

Examples of fault messages aregiven on the following pages.

Warning messagesThey warn you to stop immediately(as soon as traffic conditions allow)and to call a RENAULT Dealer.

They appear with the

warning light. Examples of warningmessages are given on the followingpages.

Note: the messages appear on thedisplay either individually oralternately (when there are severalmessages to be displayed), and maybe accompanied by a warning lightand/or a beep.

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

Display messageInstrument panel

variant 1

Display messageInstrument panel

variant 2Interpretation of Messages

"Please insert card"Request to insert the RENAULT Card in the reader.

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

"Auto lights OFF"Indicates that the automatic lights function is deactivated.

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TRIP COMPUTER AND WARNING SYSTEM (continued)Examples of operating fault messages

Display messageInstrument panel

variant 1

Display messageInstrument panel

variant 2Interpretation of Messages

"Traction control deactivated"Traction control deactivated (see “Traction Control” in Section 2).

"Tyre pressure sensor fault"Sensor fault on the missing wheel in zone A of the information display: this isdisplayed, for example, when the emergency spare wheel is fitted on thevehicle (see “Tyre Pressure Monitor” in Section 2).

"Check tyre pressures"Tyre inflation fault (over or under-inflation) displayed by the multifunctiondisplay or in zone A of the information display; inflate the tyre to the correctpressure as soon as possible.

"Service! Diesel filter"Indicates that there is water present in the diesel fuel.Consult your RENAULT Dealer as soon as possible.

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TRIP COMPUTER AND WARNING SYSTEM (continued)Examples of operating fault messages

Display messageInstrument panel

variant 1

Display messageInstrument panel

variant 2Interpretation of Messages

"Gearbox fault"Indicates that a fault has occurred in the gearbox, contact your RENAULTDealer as soon as possible.

"Card not detected"The hands-free RENAULT Card is not in the detection zone, or the vehicle hasnot been able to detect it. Insert it in the reader, if the fault persists contact yourRENAULT Dealer.

"Replace card battery"Your RENAULT Card battery has a service life of approximately two years.This message appears when the battery begins to weaken (refer to “RENAULTCard: batteries” in Section 5).

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TRIP COMPUTER AND WARNING SYSTEM (continued)Warning messagesThese indicate that it is essential to stop immediately and as soon as traffic conditions allow.

Display messageInstrument panel

variant 1

Display messageInstrument panel

variant 2Interpretation of Messages

"Injection fault"Indicates that the vehicle has a serious engine fault.

"Stop! Tyre puncture"Indicates that there is a puncture on the tyre indicated in zone A of theinformation display.

"Engine overheating"Indicates that the engine is overheating.

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TRIP COMPUTER AND WARNING SYSTEM (continued)Warning messagesThese indicate that it is essential to stop immediately and as soon as traffic conditions allow.

Display messageInstrument panel

variant 1

Display messageInstrument panel

variant 2Interpretation of Messages

"Steering fault"Indicates that the vehicle has a fault in the power assisted steering.

"Computer fault"Indicates a problem with the vehicle electronic management system.

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STEERING WHEEL

Height and depth adjustmentPull the lever 1 and place thesteering wheel in the requiredposition; push the lever to lock thesteering wheel in place.

For safety reasons, onlyadjust the steering wheelwhen the vehicle isstationary.

Never leave the steering wheel onfull lock when the vehicle isstationary.Never switch off the ignition whentravelling downhill, and avoiddoing so in general while driving,as the power assisted steering andbrake servo will not function.

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DOOR MIRRORS

Manually adjustable doormirrorsTo adjust the mirror, move lever 1.

Electric door mirrorsWith the ignition on, turn knob 2 to:- position C to adjust the left-hand

door mirror;- position E to adjust the right-hand

door mirror;D is the inactive position.

Folding door mirrorsMove knob 2 to position F and thedoor mirrors fold in.To reset them to driving position,return to position C, D or E.

Heated door mirrorsThe door mirrors are de-iced whenrear screen demisting is switchedon.

The driver's door mirrormay have two clearlydefined zones. Zone B iswhat can normally be

seen in a conventional doormirror. For your safety, zone Aincreases the area you can see atthe rear and to the side of yourvehicle.The objects in zone A look muchfurther away than they reallyare.

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REAR-VIEW MIRRORS

Interior rear-view mirrorThis is adjustable. When driving atnight, move small lever 1 locatedbehind the rear-view mirror to avoidbeing dazzled by the headlights ofthe vehicle behind.

Autodimming rear-view mirror 2The rear-view mirror darkensautomatically at night when you arebeing followed by a vehicle withbright lights (main beamheadlights).

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WARNING LIGHTS AND BUZZER

HornPress on the steering wheelcushion A.

Headlight flasherPull stalk 1 towards you to flash theheadlights, even if the lights are notin use.

Hazard warning lightsPress switch 2.This switch lights all four directionindicators and the side-mountedrepeaters simultaneously.Only use this function to warn otherroad users if you:• are obliged to stop for any reason

beyond your control in anunusual or prohibited location;

• are obliged to drive underparticular conditions.

Hazard warning lights(continued)Depending on the vehicle, thehazard warning lights may come onautomatically under deliberateheavy deceleration.In this instance, the hazard warninglights may be switched off bypressing switch 2 once.

Direction indicator lightsMove stalk 1 parallel to the steeringwheel and in the direction you aregoing to turn.When driving on the motorway, thesteering wheel is not often turnedenough to return the stalkautomatically to position 0. There isan intermediate position in whichthe stalk may be held whenchanging lanes.It will return automatically to 0when released.

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING AND SIGNALS

Switching on the sidelightsTurn the end of stalk 1 until thesymbol is facing mark 4.The instrument panel will light upand the brightness may be adjustedby turning tumblewheel 2.

Switching on the dippedbeam headlightsManual operationTurn the end of stalk 1 until thesymbol is facing mark 4.In all cases, an indicator light on theinstrument panel comes.

Automatic operation (dependingon vehicle)With the engine running, thedipped beam headlights switchthemselves on or off automaticallydepending on exterior brightness,without the need to operate stalk 1(position 0).This function can be deactivated orreactivated.- To activate it, press button 3 for at

least four seconds. Two beeps anda message on the instrument panelconfirm this action.

- To deactivate it, with the engineswitched off, press button 3 for atleast four seconds. A beepconfirms this action and themessage “Automatic lightingOFF” appears on the instrumentpanel.

If stalk 1 is operated, it overridesand cancels automatic operationtemporarily.

Before driving at night, check that the electrical equipment is operating correctly and adjust the headlightbeams (if your vehicle is not carrying its normal load). In general, check that the lights are not obscured (bydirt, mud, snow or objects which could cover them).

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING AND SIGNALS (continued)

Switching on the mainbeam headlightsWith the dipped beam headlightson, move the stalk towards you.When the main beam headlights arelit up, an indicator light comes onon the instrument panel.To return to the dipped headlightposition, pull the stalk towards you.

See-me-home lighting functionThis function (useful, for example,when opening a gate, a garage, etc.),enables you to momentarily turn ondipped beam headlights.With the engine switched off andthe lights off, and the end of stalk 1in position 0, pull stalk 1 towardsyou: the dipped beam headlightswill be lit for approximately thirtyseconds.This action may be carried out nomore than four times for amaximum lighting period of twominutes.To switch off the lighting before it isswitched off automatically, turn theend of the stalk 1 then return it toposition 0.

Turning off the lightsManual operationThere are two possible ways(depending on vehicle):- return stalk 1 to its original

position;- the lights go out when the engine

is stopped, when the driver's dooris opened or when the vehicle islocked. In this case, the next timethe engine is started the lights willbe switched back according to theposition of the stalk 1.

Automatic operation (dependingon vehicle)The lights go out when the engine isstopped, when the driver's door isopened or when the vehicle islocked.

Lights on warning buzzerIf the lights are switched on after theengine is switched off, a warningbuzzer sounds when the driver'sdoor is opened to warn you that thelights are still on.

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING AND SIGNALS (continued)

Front fog lightsTurn centre ring 5 on thestalk until the symbol is facingmark 6, then release it.Operation of the fog lights dependson the exterior lighting selected,and an indicator light will light upon the instrument panel.

Rear fog lightTurn centre ring 5 on thestalk until the symbol appearsopposite mark 6, then release it.Operation of the fog lights dependson the exterior lighting selected,and an indicator light will light upon the instrument panel.Remember to switch off the rear foglight when it is no longer needed toavoid inconveniencing other roadusers.

N.B.: the fog light is on the driver'sside.

Switching off the lightsTurn ring 5 again until mark 6 isfacing the symbol for the fog lightyou wish to switch off.The front and rear fog lights areswitched off when the exteriorlights are switched off.

When driving in fog, the foglights are not switched onautomatically, so this remainsunder the control of the driver:the indicator lights on theinstrument panel inform youwhether the fog lights are on(indicator light lit) or off(indicator light not lit).

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ELECTRICAL ADJUSTMENT OF THE HEADLIGHTS

On vehicles fitted with thisfunction, tumblewheel A allowsyou to adjust the height of the beamsaccording to load.Turn tumblewheel A down to lowerthe headlights and up to raise them.Adjustment is automatic on otherversions.

Tumblewheel adjustment position A

Versions 3-door / 5-door Utility version

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WINDSCREEN WASH/WIPE

With the engine running or withaccessories function enabled, movethe stalk 1

• A off.

• B intermittent wipingThe wipers will pause forseveral seconds betweensweeps. It is possible to changethe time between sweeps byturning ring 2.

• C continuous slow wiping

• D continuous fast wiping

Special noteWhen driving, every time thevehicle stops the wiping speed isreduced. The speed will changefrom fast wipe speed to normalwipe speed.As soon as the vehicle moves off,wipe will return to the speedoriginally selected.If stalk 1 is operated, it overridesand cancels automatic operation.

Vehicles with automatic timedwiperWith the engine running or +accessories on, move stalk 1

• A off.

• B automatic timed wipingWhen this position is selected,the system detects the presenceof water on the windscreen andtriggers wiping at a suitablewiping speed.It is possible to change the timebetween sweeps by turningring 2.Each time the engine is started,it is essential to return to stopposition A to return to theautomatic timed wiperposition.

• C continuous slow wiping

• D continuous fast wiping

If the wipers jam (e.g. frozen tothe windscreen by ice, etc.), thesystem will automatically cut thepower supply to the wipers.

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WINDSCREEN WASH/WIPE (continued)

Windscreen washer,headlight washerWith the ignition on, pull stalk 1towards you.

• Headlights offOne brief press triggers one sweepcycle of the wiper.A longer press triggers threesweeps followed by a final sweepafter several seconds.

• Headlights onThe headlight washers will beactivated at the same time(depending on the vehicle).

In frosty weather, make sure thatthe wiper blades are not stuck byice (risk of motor overheating).Keep an eye on the condition ofthe blades. Change the wiperblades as soon as they begin tolose efficiency (approximatelyonce a year).Regularly clean yourwindscreen.If you switch off the ignitionbefore switching off thewindscreen wiper (position A)the blades will stop at a randomposition on the windscreen.

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REAR SCREEN WASH/WIPE

Speed-dependent timedrear screen wiperWith the ignition on, move the endof stalk 1 to align mark 2 oppositethe symbol.The wiper sweep frequencyincreases according to vehiclespeed: intermittent when stationaryand continuous when driving.

Rear screen wash/wipeWith the ignition on, movethe end of stalk 1 to align mark 2opposite the symbol.When the stalk is released, it returnsto the rear wipe position.

Special noteIf the windscreen wipers areoperating or are in automatic mode,the rear screen wiper wipesintermittently when reverse gear isengaged.

Note:In frosty weather, make sure that thewiper blades are not stuck by ice(risk of motor overheating).Keep an eye on the condition of theblades. Change the wiper blades assoon as they begin to lose efficiency(approximately once a year).Regularly clean your rear screen.Before using the rear wiper, checkthat no transported object obstructsthe travel of the blade.

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FUEL TANK

Effective tank capacity:approximately 13 gallons(60 litres).To open the flap A, place your fingerin the recess B, then pull.The shut-off system (metal valve) Cis built into the filler pipe.Refer to “Filling with fuel” for moredetails.

Never press the metal valvewith your fingers.Do not wash the filler area

with a high pressure washer.

Fuel gradeUse fuel with the appropriateoctane rating as defined by theparticular standards in force in eachcountry.See Engine specifications.Make sure that no wateraccidentally enters the fuel tankduring filling. The shut-off systemand its surrounding area must bedust-free.The fuel must be good quality.

Do not mix even smallamounts of petrol withdiesel.

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FUEL TANK (continued)

Filling with fuelPetrol versionsUse unleaded petrol only.Using leaded petrol will damage theanti-pollution devices and may leadto a loss of warranty.To ensure that the fuel tank is notfilled with leaded petrol, the fueltank filler neck contains a restrictorfitted with a foolproofing systemwhich only allows the nozzle forunleaded petrol to be used (at thepump).- Insert the nozzle so that the metal

valve is pushed back and thenfully insert it before beginning tofill the tank (risk of splash-back).

- Keep the nozzle in this positionthroughout the entire fillingoperation.

Filling with fuel (continued)Petrol and diesel versionsNo more than two filling operationsmay be made after the fuel feed hasswitched off automatically for thefirst time because there must besufficient space in the fuel tank toallow for expansion.

No operations whatsoeverare permitted on any partof the fuel supply system(computers, wiring, fuel

circuit, injector, protection covers,etc.) as this may be dangerous(such work must be undertaken byqualified RENAULT Networkpersonnel).

Persistent fuel odourIf you notice a persistent fuel odouryou should:• stop the vehicle if traffic

conditions allow and switch offthe ignition;

• switch on the hazard warninglights and ask your passengers toleave the vehicle and stay clear ofthe traffic;

• Do not operate on, or restart, thevehicle before it has beeninspected by qualified staff fromthe RENAULT network.

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

Running in ........................................................................................................................................................ 2.02Starting and stopping the engine ......................................................................................................... 2.03 - 2.04Special features of petrol versions .................................................................................................................. 2.05Special features of dCi (diesel) versions ........................................................................................................ 2.06Gear lever .......................................................................................................................................................... 2.07Handbrake ......................................................................................................................................................... 2.08Power assisted steering .................................................................................................................................... 2.08Advice on anti-pollution and how to economise on fuel ................................................................ 2.09 ➟ 2.11Environment ...................................................................................................................................................... 2.12Tyre Pressure Monitor ......................................................................................................................... 2.13 ➟ 2.16Electronic Stability Program: ESP ................................................................................................................... 2.17Traction control: ASR ............................................................................................................................ 2.18 - 2.19Anti-lock Braking System: ABS ........................................................................................................... 2.20 - 2.21Emergency brake assist .................................................................................................................................... 2.22Speed Limiter ....................................................................................................................................... 2.23 ➟ 2.25Cruise Control ...................................................................................................................................... 2.26 ➟ 2.28Automatic gearbox ............................................................................................................................... 2.29 ➟ 2.32

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RUNNING IN■ Petrol versionFor the first 625 miles (1000 km) donot exceed 80 mph (130 km/h) inthe highest gear or 3000 to3500 rpm.On completion of 625 miles (1000 km)you may use your vehicle normally.However, it is only after 1875 miles(3000 km) have been covered thatyou may reasonably expect fullperformance.Service intervals: see the vehicle'swarranty and servicing booklet.

■ Diesel versionFor the first 900 miles (1500 km), donot exceed 2500 rpm. Aftercompleting this mileage you maydrive faster, although you may onlyexpect top performance afterapproximately 3600 miles(6000 km).During the running in period, donot accelerate sharply while theengine is still cold and do not let theengine overrev.

Service intervals: see the vehicle'swarranty and servicing booklet.

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STARTING THE ENGINE

RENAULT remote control CardThe message “Please insert card”appears on instrument paneldisplay 1.Insert the RENAULT Card fully intothe card reader 2.

Hands-free RENAULT CardThe card must be in the detectionzone 4 (passenger compartment andluggage compartment, excludingcertain high zones such as the sunvisor, sunglasses holder, etc.).

Starting conditions.Follow the starting instructions onthe instrument panel describing thefollowing conditions:To start, depress the brake or clutchpedal (the pedal must be keptdepressed throughout starting) thenpress button 3. If a gear is engaged,the vehicle may only be started bydepressing the clutch pedal.

Special note for vehicles with anautomatic gearboxDepress the brake pedal with thelever in the N or P position.

Note:- if one of the starting conditions is

not met, the messages: “applyclutch + start” or “brake + start”are displayed on the instrumentpanel.

- in some instances it will benecessary to move the steeringwheel while pressing starterbutton 3 to unlock the steeringcolumn.

Accessories functionTo make some functions availablewhen the engine is stopped (radio,navigation assistance, etc.) pressbutton 3 only.

Starting with the luggagecompartment open (in hands-freemode)Insert the card into card reader 2, ifyou wish to start the engine with theluggage compartment open.

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STOPPING THE ENGINE

Conditions for stopping theengine- the vehicle is stationary;- the lever is in the N or P position

for vehicles with an automaticgearbox;

- press button 3;When the engine is switched off, theaccessories currently being used(radio, air conditioning, etc.) willcontinue to operate.When the driver's door is opened,the accessories stop working.

RENAULT remote control CardWith the card in reader 2, pressingthe engine start/stop buttonswitches off the engine.If the card is no longer in the readerafter the button is pressed for thefirst time, the message “confirmstop engine” appears on theinstrument panel.Press button 3 another two times toconfirm that you want to switch offthe engine.

Hands-Free RENAULT CardWith the card in the vehicle,pressing the engine start/stopbutton 3 once switches off theengine.If the card is no longer in thedetection zone after the button ispressed for the first time, themessage “confirm stop engine”appears on the instrument panel.Press twice more to confirm thatyou want to switch off the engine.

Never leave a child (oranimal) alone in the vehiclewith the RENAULT Cardinside. They might start the

engine or operate electricalequipment (e.g.: electric windows)and there is a risk that they maytrap part of their body (neck, arms,hand, etc.). Risk of serious injury.Never switch off the ignition beforethe vehicle has stoppedcompletely. Once the engine hasstopped, the power assistedsteering, brake servo and thepassive safety devices such asairbags and pretensioners will nolonger operate.

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SPECIAL FEATURES OF PETROL VERSIONSThe following operating conditions:• Driving for long periods with the

low fuel level warning light lit up,• Using leaded petrol,• Using oil or fuel additives which

are not approved by RENAULT.

Or faults such as:• Faulty ignition, running out of

fuel or spark plug disconnectedresulting in the engine misfiringand jolting when driving,

• Loss of power,

may cause the catalytic converter tooverheat and thus reduce itsefficiency or even destroy it andcause heat damage to the vehicle.

If you notice any of the above faults,have the necessary repairs carriedout as soon as possible by yourRENAULT Dealer.These faults may be avoided bytaking your vehicle regularly toyour RENAULT Dealer at theintervals specified in your warrantyand servicing booklet.

Starting problemsTo avoid damaging the catalyticconverter, do not keep trying to startthe engine (using the start button, orby pushing or towing the vehicle)without having identified andcorrected the starting fault.If the fault cannot be identified, donot continue to try and start theengine, call a RENAULT Dealer.

Do not park the vehicle orrun the engine in locationswhere flammable materialsor materials such as grass

or leaves could come into contactwith a hot exhaust system.

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SPECIAL FEATURES OF DIESEL VERSIONSDiesel engine speedDiesel engines are fitted withinjection equipment whichprevents overrevving of the engine,irrespective of the gear in use.

Running out of fuelAfter filling the tank if you have runcompletely out of fuel, the enginemay be started normally oncondition that the battery is fullycharged: see “Fuel tank” in Section 1to find out more about the specialfeatures of diesel versions fittedwith common-rail (high-pressure)injection.However, if after a few seconds andseveral attempts the engine fails tostart, contact a RENAULT Dealer.

Precautions to be taken in winterTo avoid any problems in icyconditions:• ensure that the battery is always

fully charged,• Always keep the fuel tank

relatively full to avoid watervapour condensing in it andaccumulating at the bottom of thetank.

Do not park the vehicle orrun the engine in locationswhere flammable materialsor materials such as grass

or leaves could come into contactwith a hot exhaust system.

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GEAR LEVER

To select reverse gearVehicle with manual gearbox:follow the grille drawn on knob 1and, depending on the vehicle, pullring 2 up against the gear lever knobto select reverse.

Vehicles with automatic gearbox:refer to “Automatic gearbox” inSection 2.

The reversing lights will light up assoon as reverse gear is selected,with the ignition on.

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HANDBRAKE POWER ASSISTED STEERING

To releasePull lever 1 gently upwards, push inbutton 2 and lower the lever to thefloor.The red warning light on theinstrument panel will light up ifyou are driving with the handbrakenot fully released.

Make sure that thehandbrake is fullyreleased when driving,otherwise overheatingmay occur.

To applyPull upwards, make sure that thevehicle cannot move

Depending on the slopeand/or vehicle load, itmay be necessary toapply the brake by an

additional two notches and toengage a gear (1st or reverse) formanual vehicles, or position Pfor automatic vehicles.

Never drive with an inadequately-charged battery.

Variable power assisted steeringThe variable power assisted steeringsystem is equipped with anelectronic control system whichalters the level of assistance to suitthe vehicle speed.Steering is made easier duringparking manoeuvres (for addedconvenience) whilst the forceneeded to steer increasesprogressively as the speed rises (forenhanced safety at high speeds).

As a general rule, youshould not switch off theignition when in motion,and never on hills, as the

power assisted steering andbrake servo will not function.

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ADVICE ON ANTI-POLLUTION, FUEL ECONOMY, DRIVINGRENAULT actively participates inthe reduction of pollutant exhaustgas emissions and in saving energy.By virtue of its design, moderatefuel consumption and initialsettings, your RENAULT conformsto current anti-pollution standards.Technical design, however, cannotachieve all. The fuel consumptionof your vehicle and the level ofpollutant exhaust gas emissions arevery much within your control.Make sure that your vehicle ismaintained and used correctly.

MaintenanceIt is important to remember thatfailure to respect anti-pollutionstandards could lead to legal actionbeing taken against the vehicleowner. In addition, replacingengine, fuel supply system andexhaust components with partsother than those originallyrecommended by the manufacturermay alter your vehicle so that it nolonger complies with anti-pollutionstandards.Have your vehicle checked andadjusted by your RENAULT Dealerin accordance with the instructionsin the vehicle’s warranty andservicing booklet.Your RENAULT Dealer has all theequipment necessary for ensuringthat your vehicle is maintained toits original standard.Always remember that the emissionof pollutant fumes is directly linkedto fuel consumption.

Engine adjustments•Ignition: this does not require

adjustment.

• Spark plugs: optimum conditionsof use, performance and outputdemand that the specificationslaid down by our design office berigorously adhered to.If the spark plugs have to bereplaced, adhere to the make,type and gap specified for yourvehicle's engine. Contact yourRENAULT Dealer for thisinformation.

• Idling speed: This does notrequire adjustment.

• Air filter, diesel filter: A cloggedelement hinders performance andmust be changed.

• Injection pump setting: it must beset to the recommended values.

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ADVICE ON ANTIPOLLUTION, FUEL ECONOMY, DRIVING (continued)

Monitoring exhaust gasThe exhaust gas monitoring systemwill detect any faults in thevehicle's exhaust gas depollutionsystem.If this system malfunctions, toxicsubstances may be released into theatmosphere or mechanical damagemay occur.

This warning light on theinstrument panel willindicate if there are any

problems with the system:This comes on when the ignition isswitched on and goes out after threeseconds.- If it comes on continuously,

contact your RENAULT Dealer assoon as possible.

- If it flashes, reduce the enginespeed until the light stopsflashing. Consult your RENAULTDealer as soon as possible.

Driving• Drive carefully for the first few

miles until the engine reaches itsnormal operating temperature,rather than let it warm up whilethe vehicle is stationary.

• Speed is expensive.•“ Sporty” driving uses a lot of fuel:

drive with a “light right foot”.

• Brake as little as possible byanticipating obstacles or bendsand then simply lifting theaccelerator pedal.

• Avoid sharp acceleration.• Do not overrev the engine in the

intermediate gears.Always use the highest gearpossible without labouring theengine.On versions with automaticgearboxes, it is preferable to keepthe gear lever in position D.

• Do not try to maintain the samespeed up a hill; accelerate nomore than you would on the level.Keep your foot in the sameposition on the accelerator pedal.

• Double declutching andaccelerating before switching offare superfluous actions inmodern vehicles.

• Bad weather, flooded roadsDo not drive throughfloods if the depth ofwater is above the loweredge of the wheel rims.

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ADVICE ON ANTIPOLLUTION, FUEL ECONOMY, DRIVING (continued)

General hints• Electricity is a “fuel”, so switch

off all unnecessary electricalequipment.However, (with safety always inmind), keep your lights on whenthe visibility is bad (“see and beseen”).

• Try to use the air vents. Drivingwith the windows open at 60 mph(100 km/h) will increase fuelconsumption by +4%

• Vehicles with air conditioningwill consume as much as 3.2 litresextra fuel every 100 miles (2 litresper 100 km) in urban cycle:switch the air conditioning off if itis not needed.

• Avoid filling the fuel tank to thevery top to prevent any overflow.

• Do not leave an empty roof rack inposition.

• It is better to fit a trailer for bulkyobjects.

• When towing a caravan, fit a winddeflector and adjust it carefully.

• Avoid using the vehicle fordoor-to-door calls (short journeyswith long waits in between)because the engine never reachesits normal operating temperature.Try to group your journeys.

Tyres• Pressures which are too low may

increase fuel consumption.

• The use of non-recommendedtyres may also increase fuelconsumption.

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ENVIRONMENTYour vehicle has been designedwith the aim of caring for theenvironment.

Manufacture:RENAULT has manufactured yourvehicle to comply with the strictestenvironmental standards.Furthermore, RENAULT hasimplemented a system for checkingall of the vehicle components.

Emissions:Your vehicle is equipped with adepollution system including acatalytic converter, a lambdasensor and an active carbon filter(the latter prevents vapour from thepetrol tank being released into theopen air).

Recycling:RENAULT has used all its expertiseto reduce environmental impact asfar as possible at the end of theservice life of your vehicle.

Your vehicle is more than 95%recyclable. Numerous innovationshave been perfected regarding thevehicle design and materials used,to make recycling easier.It integrates many parts made ofrecycled plastics or renewablematerials (wood, cotton, naturalrubber etc.).

Make your contribution towardsprotecting the environment too.• Parts worn and replaced in the

course of routine vehiclemaintenance (battery, oil filter, airfilter, etc.) and oil containers(empty or filled with used oil)must be disposed of throughspecialist organisations.

• At the end of the vehicle's servicelife, it should be sent to approvedcentres to ensure that it isrecycled.

• In all cases, comply with locallegislation.

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TYRE PRESSURE MONITORThis system continuously monitorsthe tyre pressures.

Tyre pressures should be adjustedwhen the tyres are cold.If tyre pressures cannot be checkedwhen the tyres are cold, thepressures indicated must beincreased by 0.2 to 0.3 bar (3 PSI).

Never deflate a hot tyre.

This function is anadditional driving aid.However, the function

does not take the place of thedriver. It cannot, therefore, underany circumstances replace thevigilance or the responsibility ofthe driver.Check the tyre pressures once amonth.

Operating principleEach wheel has a sensor integratedin the inflation valve whichperiodically measures the tyrepressure.The driver is constantly informed ofthe tyre pressure status on theinstrument panel display.

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TYRE PRESSURE MONITOR (continued)

Non-interchangeability of wheels

Each of the sensorsintegrated in the valves 1is dedicated to one singlewheel: under no

circumstances should you swapthe wheels.There is a risk of incorrectinformation which could haveserious consequences.

To mark the correct position of thewheel, note the colour of ring 2(after cleaning, if necessary) on eachvalve:- A : yellow ring- B : black ring- C : red ring- D : green ring

Fitting tyres(replacing tyres or fitting wintertyres)As there are special precautions tobe taken when replacing tyres, weadvise you to contact yourRENAULT Dealer.

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TYRE PRESSURE MONITOR (continued)

Emergency spare wheelThe emergency spare wheel doesnot have a sensor and so cannot bedetected by the system.When it is fitted in the place ofanother wheel, the system detects afault.

Replacing wheels/tyresThis system requires specialequipment (wheels, hubcaps, etc.).Contact your RENAULT Dealer tofind out about accessoriescompatible with the system andwhich may be purchased fromRENAULT outlets: the use of anyother accessory could affect thecorrect operation of the system.

Tyre repair aerosolsBecause the valves are speciallydesigned, use only aerosolsapproved by RENAULT's TechnicalDepartment.

DisplayDisplay 1 on the instrument panelinforms you of any possibleinflation faults (flat tyre, puncturedtyre, system fault, etc.).

The following pages show thepossible warning lights, symbolsand messages.

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TYRE PRESSURE MONITOR (continued)Examples of messages which may appear on the display

"Check tyre pressures"A shaded wheel B, indicates adeflated or over-inflated tyre.

"Inflate tyres: motorway"The tyre pressure is not suitable forthe driving speed. Slow down orinflate all four tyres to “motorwaypressure” (refer to the Tyre pressuretable).

"Tyre pressure sensor fault"One wheel (A) disappears,indicating that a sensor is missingfrom this wheel or is faulty (e.g., ifthe emergency spare wheel has beenfitted to the vehicle).

"Stop! Tyre puncture"Replace the wheel affected B orcontact a RENAULT Dealer.This message appears accompanied

by the warning light.

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ELECTRONIC STABILITY PROGRAM: ESP WITH UNDERSTEER CONTROLThis system helps to keep control ofthe vehicle in critical drivingsituations (avoiding an obstacle,loss of grip when cornering, etc.), itworks in addition to the understeercontrol system.

This function is anadditional aid in case ofcritical driving conditionsand allows the vehicle

handling to be adapted to suit thedriver.However, the function does nottake the place of the driver. Itdoes not increase the vehicle'slimitations and should notencourage you to drive faster.Thus, it can under nocircumstances replace thevigilance or responsibility of thedriver when manoeuvring thevehicle (the driver must alwaysbe ready for sudden incidentswhich may occur when driving).

Operating principleA sensor in the steering wheeldetects the direction selected by thedriver.Other sensors throughout thevehicle measure the actualdirection.The system compares the directionselected by the driver and the actualdirection of the vehicle and correctsthis as necessary by applying thebrakes selectively and/or acting onthe engine power.

When the function begins tooperate, warning light A flashes towarn you.If the warning light comes onaccompanied by the ASRdeselected message when theengine is started, slowly turn thesteering wheel from lock to lock toreinitialise the system.

Understeer controlThis system optimises the action ofthe ESP in the case of pronouncedundersteering (loss of front axleholding).

FaultsWhen the system detects anoperating fault the message“ESP/Traction Control fault appearson the instrument panel

accompanied by the warning

light and indicator light A.Contact your RENAULT Dealer.

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TRACTION CONTROL: ASRThis system helps to limit the loss oftraction of drive wheels and tocontrol the vehicle when pullingaway or accelerating.

This function is anadditional aid in case ofcritical driving conditionsand allows the vehicle

handling to be adapted to suitthe driver.However, the function does nottake the place of the driver. Itdoes not decrease the vehicle'slimitations and should notencourage you to drive morequickly.Thus, it can under nocircumstances replace thevigilance or responsibility of thedriver when manoeuvring thevehicle (the driver must alwaysbe ready for sudden incidentswhich may occur when driving).

Operating principleUsing the wheel sensors, the systemmeasures and compares the speedof the drive wheels at all times andslows down their over-rotation.If a wheel is starting to spin, thesystem brakes automatically untilthe drive delivered becomescompatible with the level of grip.

The system also adjusts the enginespeed to the grip available under thewheels, independently of thepressure exerted on the acceleratorpedal.When the function begins tooperate, warning light A flashes towarn you.

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TRACTION CONTROL: ASR (continued)

Disabling the functionIn some situations (driving on verywet ground: snow, mud, etc. ordriving with chained wheels), thesystem may reduce the engineoutput to limit wheelspin. If this isnot required, it is possible todeactivate the function by pressingswitch 1.The message “Traction Controldisconnected” appears on theinstrument panel and warning lightA switches on to warn you.

Disabling the function also disablesthe ESP function.Correct this as soon as possible bypressing switch 1 again.The function is reactivatedautomatically when the ignition isswitched on or when a speed ofapproximately 30 mph (50 km/h) isexceeded.It is impossible to deselect thisfunction when travelling above athreshold of approximately 30 mph(50 km/h).

FaultsIf the system detects an operatingfault the ESP/Traction Control faultmessage appears on the instrumentpanel display accompanied by the

warning light and warning

light A.Contact your RENAULT Dealer.

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ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM: ABSWhen braking sharply, the two mainaims are to reduce the stoppingdistance and to keep your vehicleunder control. However, there is arisk that roadholding anddirectional control may be lost andthe wheels may lock under braking,depending on the nature of theground, weather conditions andyour reactions. The Anti-lockBraking System (ABS) has beendesigned to combat this danger.The safety enhancement is that thebrake control system prevents thewheels from locking, even if thebrakes are applied too sharply, andallows the vehicle to be steered andthus its direction to be controlled.Under these circumstances it isquite possible for the driver to steerthe vehicle and to avoid an obstaclewhilst at the same time applying thebrake.

This system also allows you tooptimise stopping distances whenthe adhesion of one or more wheelsbecomes hazardous (wet roads,slippery or varying road surfaces).Although this system allows you tomake maximum use of stoppingdistances, even with the ABS youstill have to take account of theactual condition of the road surface.It is still essential to follow the rulesof good driving practice (such asdriving at a safe distance from thevehicle in front). The fact that thevehicle’s safety has been increasedshould not encourage you to takerisks.

Whenever the system is in use, youwill feel a varying degree of pulsingthrough the brake pedal. Thesetangible signs will warn you that theadhesion between the tyres and theground has reached its limit andenable you to adapt your drivingstyle to suit the road conditions.

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ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM: ABS (continued)

One of two situations may arise ifthere is a fault in the ABS system:

1 - Orange warning lights

and on the instrument

panel light up.Braking is still available, butwithout the ABS system.Contact a RENAULT Dealer assoon as possible.

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brake fault warning light

accompanied by and

and the message are lit up on theinstrument panel.This indicates that both the brakingsystem and the ABS system arefaulty. Your braking systems areonly partially operational.However, it is dangerous to brakesuddenly and it is essential to stopimmediately, as soon as trafficconditions allow. Call a RENAULTDealer.

The braking control provided bythe anti-lock braking system isindependent of the load appliedto the brake pedal. In anemergency, apply firm andcontinuous pressure to the brakepedal. There is no need to pump itrepeatedly.

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BRAKE ASSISTThis system is complementary toABS and helps reduce vehiclestopping distances.

Operating principleThe system detects an emergencybraking situation. In this case, thebraking assistance immediatelydevelops maximum power and maytrigger ABS regulation.ABS braking is maintained as longas the brake pedal is not released.

Hazard lightingDepending on the vehicle, thesemay light up under suddendeceleration.

This function is anadditional aid in case ofcritical driving conditionsand allows the vehicle

handling to be adapted to suit thedriver.However, the function does nottake the place of the driver. It doesnot increase the vehicle'slimitations and should notencourage you to drive faster.Thus, it can under nocircumstances replace thevigilance or responsibility of thedriver when manoeuvring thevehicle (the driver must always beready for sudden incidents whichmay occur when driving).

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CRUISE CONTROL - SPEED LIMITER: limiter function

The speed limiter function allowsyou to decide on a maximumdriving speed.This may be useful, for example,when driving in urban areas or inareas with speed restriction(roadworks), etc.The system operates above a drivingspeed of approximately 20 mph(30 km/h).

Controls1 Main On/Off button.2 Limit speed storage and increase

switch.3 Return to stored limit speed.4 Switching the function off (with

limit speed stored)5 Limit speed storage and decrease

switch.

Indicator light 6

This orange indicator light on theinstrument panel comes on toindicate that the limiter function isin operation.When the function is active, themessage “Limiter” appears on theinstrument panel accompanied bydashes.

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CRUISE CONTROL - SPEED LIMITER: limiter function (continued)

Switching onPress switch 1 side.

The indicator light will light up onthe instrument panel.

Limiting the speedAt a steady speed (above 20 mph(30 km/h)), press switch 2: thespeed is stored.

DrivingWhen a limit speed is stored, thevehicle may be driven normallyuntil the limit speed is reached.From this point, no amount of efforton the accelerator pedal will allowyou to exceed the programmedspeed except in an emergency (seeinformation on exceeding the limitspeed).

Changing the limit speedThe limit speed may be changed bypressing repeatedly or pressing andholding down:- button 2 to increase speed,- button 5 to reduce speed.

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CRUISE CONTROL - SPEED LIMITER: limiter function (continued)

Exceeding the limit speedIn the event of an emergencyIt is possible to exceed the limitspeed at any moment. To do this:press the accelerator pedal firmlyand fully (beyond the point ofresistance).While it is being exceeded, the limitspeed flashes on the instrumentpanel.When the emergency has passed,release the accelerator pedal: thespeed limiter function will return assoon as you reach a speed lowerthan the limited speed before theemergency.

Limit speed cannot be maintainedIf the system is unable to maintainthe limited speed (for examplewhen driving down a steepgradient), the limited speed on theinstrument panel will flash.

Switching the function offThe speed limiter function isinhibited when you press:- button 4, in this case the limit

speed will remain stored and themessage “Stored” will appear onthe instrument panel,

- button 1, in this case the limitedspeed is no longer stored, and theindicator light on the instrumentpanel goes out to confirm that thefunction has been cancelled.

Return to limit speedA stored speed can be recalled bypressing button 3 until the message“Speed limiter” is displayed.

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CRUISE CONTROL - SPEED LIMITER: cruising function

When traffic conditions permit(continuously moving or motorwaytraffic), cruise control allows you tomaintain a selected speed: thecruising speed.This cruising speed may be set atany speed above 20 mph (30 km/h).

Controls1 Main On/Off switch2 Cruising speed storage and

increase switch3 Return to stored cruising speed4 Switching the function off (with

cruising speed stored).5 Cruising speed storage and

adjustment switch (decreasing)

Indicator light 6

This green indicator light on theinstrument panel comes on toindicate that the cruise controlfunction is in operation.When the function is active, themessage “Cruise Control” appearson the instrument panelaccompanied by dashes.

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CRUISE CONTROL - SPEED LIMITER: cruising function (continued)

Switching onPress switch 1 side.

The indicator light will light up onthe instrument panel.

Activating cruise controlAt a stable speed (above 20 mph or30 km/h) and in the correct gear (forvehicles with manual gearboxes),press switch 2: the speed is stored.

DrivingWhen a cruising speed is stored youmay lift your foot off the acceleratorpedal.

Changing the cruising speedThe cruising speed may be changedby pressing repeatedly orcontinuously on:- button 2 to increase speed,- button 5 to reduce speed.

Exceeding the cruising speedIn the event of an emergencyThe cruising speed may beexceeded at any time by depressingthe accelerator pedal. Whilst thespeed is being exceeded, thecruising speed displayed on theinstrument panel flashes.When the emergency is over, thevehicle will return to its set cruisingspeed as soon as you lift your footoff the pedal.

Cruising speed cannot bemaintainedIf the system is unable to maintainthe cruising speed (for examplewhen driving up a steep gradient),the cruising speed on theinstrument panel will flash.

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CRUISE CONTROL - SPEED LIMITER: cruising function (continued)

Switching the function offThe function is inhibited when you:- depress the brake pedal,- depress the clutch pedal or shift

into neutral if the vehicle has anautomatic gearbox,

- press button 4, in which case thecruising speed remains stored.

Following these three actions, themessage “Stored” is displayed onthe instrument panel

- press button 1, in which case thecruising speed is no longer stored.

Confirmation that the function hasbeen switched off is given when theindicator light on the instrumentpanel goes out.

Return to cruising speedA stored speed can be recalled bypressing button 3, the message“Cruise Control” appears on theinstrument panel.

This function is anadditional driving aid.However, the function

does not take the place of thedriver. Under no circumstancesshould it replace observation ofspeed limits nor vigilance andresponsibility on the part of thedriver.

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AUTOMATIC GEARBOX

Gear leverIndicator display 1 located on theinstrument panel displays the modeand gear selected.

P : parkR : reverseN : neutralD : automatic mode4 : display of the gear selected in

manual mode

DrivingWith the gear lever in position P orN, switch on the ignition.With your foot on the brake pedal(the warning light goes out), shiftfrom position P.

The lever must only be shifted to Dor R when the vehicle is stationary.With the brake pedal depressedand accelerator pedal released.

You must apply the brake beforepressing the unlocking button tomove out of the P position.

Driving in automatic modeSelect position D. In the majority oftraffic situations, you will not haveto touch the gear lever again; thegear will change automatically atthe right time and at the mostsuitable engine speed, because thesystem takes into account thevehicle load, profile of the road andthe particular driving style you havechosen.

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AUTOMATIC GEARBOX (continued)

How to drive economicallyLeave the selector in position D(drive) on the open road. Press theaccelerator pedal lightly to ensureautomatic gear changes atcomparatively low engine speeds.

Accelerating and overtakingQuickly depress the acceleratorpedal completely (until you passthe point of resistance).This will activate the kickdownfunction allowing you to changedown to the most suitable gear.

Driving in manual modeWith the selector lever in position D,move the lever to the left.Pushing the lever repeatedly allowsyou to change gears manually.- to move down through the gears,

push the lever backwards.- to move up through the gears,

push the lever forwards.

The gear selected is displayed onthe instrument panel.

Special casesIn certain driving conditions (e.g.:in order to protect the engine orwhen ESP is engaged) the gearboxmay change a gear automatically.Likewise, to prevent incorrectmanoeuvres, a gear change may berefused by the system: in this casethe gear display flashes for a fewseconds as a warning.

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AUTOMATIC GEARBOX (continued)

Special circumstances- If the bends and hills on the road

do not allow you to stay inautomatic mode (e.g.: in themountains), we recommend thatyou change to manual mode.This will prevent the automaticgearbox changing gearssuccessively when climbing, andpermit engine braking on longdescents.

- In cold weather, start the engineand wait a few seconds beforemoving the selector lever fromposition P or N and engaging it inD or R to prevent the enginestalling.

- Vehicles not fitted with tractioncontrol: on a slippery surface orsurface with a low level ofadhesion, change to manual modeand select second gear (or eventhird) before starting the engine toavoid wheelspin when starting.

Parking the vehicleWhen the vehicle is stationary,move the lever to position P whilekeeping your foot on the brakepedal: the gearbox is in neutral andthe drive wheels are mechanicallylocked by the transmission.

Apply the handbrake.

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AUTOMATIC GEARBOX (continued)

Faults- when driving, if the message

“gearbox fault” and the SERVICEwarning light appear on theinstrument panel, this indicates afault.Contact your RENAULT Dealer assoon as possible.

- when driving, if the message“gearbox overheating” and theSERVICE warning light appear onthe instrument panel, avoidleaving the lever in the D position(or R) where traffic conditionsallow: always return to position Nwhen you stop.Contact your RENAULT Dealer assoon as possible.

- If a vehicle with an automaticgearbox breaks down, refer to“Towing” in Section 5.

When setting off, if the lever islocked in position P even thoughyou are pressing the brake pedal,the lever can be released manually.To do this, unclip the upper sectionof the cover at the base of the lever.Press the marking on the gaiter andthe unlocking button on the leversimultaneously.

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Section 3: Your comfort

Air vents ................................................................................................................................................. 3.02 - 3.03Heating and air conditioning .............................................................................................................. 3.04 ➟ 3.16Electric windows ................................................................................................................................. 3.17 ➟ 3.20Windscreen ........................................................................................................................................................ 3.20Sun visor ........................................................................................................................................................... 3.21Sunroof ................................................................................................................................................... 3.22 - 3.23Interior lighting ................................................................................................................................................. 3.24Storage compartments / passenger compartment fittings ................................................................. 3.25 ➟ 3.28Ashtrays / Cigarette lighter .............................................................................................................................. 3.29Rear bench seat ................................................................................................................................................. 3.30Luggage compartment ...................................................................................................................................... 3.31Rear parcel shelf ............................................................................................................................................... 3.32Storage compartments / luggage compartment fittings ................................................................................. 3.33Transporting items in the luggage compartment ........................................................................................... 3.34Roof rack ........................................................................................................................................................... 3.35

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AIR VENTS (air outlets)

1 - Side air vent

2 - Left-hand side window demister

3 - Windscreen demisting vents

4 - Centre air vents

5 - Control panel

6 - Right-hand side window demister

7 - Side air vent

8 - Footwell heating outlets

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AIR VENTS (continued)

Air flowTurn wheel 1 or 4 (beyond the pointof resistance).

: maximum opening.

: closed

DirectionRight/left: move tabs 2 or 3.Up/down: lower or raise tabs 2 or 3.

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HEATING / AIR CONDITIONING

ControlsA - Air recirculation control.

B - Adjusting the air temperature.

C - Adjusting the ventilation speed.

D - Adjusting the passengercompartment air distribution.

E - Heated rear screen and heateddoor mirror control andindicator light (depending onvehicle).

F - Air conditioning control andindicator light (depending onvehicle).

Adjusting the air temperatureTurn control B to obtain the desiredtemperature. The further the slide isin the red, the more the temperaturewill be increased.When the air conditioning system isused for long periods, it may beginto feel cold. This can be corrected byincreasing the quantity of hot air(turn control B to the right).

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HEATING / AIR CONDITIONING (continued)

Distribution of air in thepassenger compartmentMove control D to position the slideopposite the marked positions.

Position

All the air flow is directed to thedemisting vents for the windscreenand the side windows.

Position

The air flow is distributed betweenthe demisting vents for thewindscreen, the side windows andthe front and rear footwells.This is the recommended positionfor the best temperature in coldweather.

Position

The air flow is mainly directedtowards the passenger footwell.

Position

The air flow is directed to all the airvents and the front and rearpassenger footwells.This is the recommended positionfor the best temperature in hotweather.

Position

The air flow is only directedtowards all the air vents.

Note: for quick demisting, set the

controls to the positions:

- external air,- maximum temperature,- demisting.Using the air conditioning increasesthe speed of demisting.

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HEATING / AIR CONDITIONING (continued)

Adjusting the ventilation speedNormal useTurn control C to one of the fourpositions to operate the ventilationand adjust the power.Select position 1 for minimumventilation and position 4 formaximum ventilation.

Position 0In this position:- air conditioning stops auto-

matically even if button F isactivated (the indicator lightremains lit);

- the ventilation speed of air in thepassenger compartment is zero;

- there is, however, a slight flow ofair when the vehicle is moving.

This position should not normallybe used.

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HEATING / AIR CONDITIONING (continued)

Air recirculation operation(isolating the passengercompartment)Turn control A towards airrecirculation symbol .In these conditions air is taken fromthe passenger compartment and isrecirculated, with no air being takenfrom outside the vehicle.

Air recirculation allows:- the external atmosphere to be

isolated (e.g.: driving in pollutedareas);

- the desired temperature of thepassenger compartment to beachieved as quickly as possible.

Prolonged use of this position canlead to condensation forming onthe side windows and windscreenand problems due to the use ofnon-renewed air in the passengercompartment.We therefore advise you to returnto normal mode (external air) assoon as the recirculated airfunction is no longer required, byturning control A again.

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CLIMATE CONTROL

Controls1 - Clear View button to demist and

de-ice the windows.2 - Clear View function indicator

light.3 - Switching the air conditioning

on and off.4 and 7 - Air temperature adjustment.

5 - Display.

6 - Switching automatic mode onand off.

8 and 10 - Air distribution adjustmentfor the passengercompartment.

9 and 11 - Ventilation speedadjustment.

12 - Heated rear screen and heateddoor mirrors (depending onvehicle).

13 - Heated rear screen indicatorlight.

14 - Air recirculation control.

Buttons 1 and 12 arecomplemented by operationindicator lights (2 and 13):- indicator light lit up, the

function is switched on,- indicator light off, the function

is switched off.

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CLIMATE CONTROL (continued)

Ambient temperature (automaticmode)The climate control systemguarantees (with the exception ofextreme weather conditions) acomfortable ambient temperature inthe passenger compartment andmaintains a good level of visibility.

Only the temperature and theAUTO symbol are displayedThe functions managed inautomatic mode are not displayed.

- press button 7 to increase thetemperature,

- press button 4 to decrease thetemperature.

Note: The maximum and minimumsettings of 15 °C and 27 °C allow thesystem to produce a minimum ormaximum temperature, whateverthe ambient conditions.

In automatic mode (the AUTOindicator light lit up on thedisplay), all air conditioningfunctions are controlled by thesystem.When you modify certainfunctions the AUTO indicatorlight goes out. Only the modifiedfunction is not controlled by thesystem.

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CLIMATE CONTROL (continued)

Ambient temperature: automaticmode (continued)OperationTo obtain and maintain thetemperature selected and goodvisibility, the system controls:- the ventilation speed;- the distribution of air;- the air recirculation management;- starting or stopping the air

conditioning;- the air temperature. The values displayed are the air

temperature setting.When the vehicle is started in coldor hot weather, increasing ordecreasing the values displayeddoes not mean that the temperatureis reached more quickly, whateverthe indicated temperature may be,the system optimises the increaseor decrease in temperature (theventilation system does not startinstantly at maximum speed: itgradually increases until the enginetemperature is sufficient, whichmay take from a few seconds toseveral minutes).Generally speaking, unless there isa particular fault, the dashboard airvents should remain open.

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CLIMATE CONTROL (continued)

Altering automatic modeThe automatic mode is the normaloperation mode of the system butyou may alter the selections madeby the system (air distribution, etc.),these options are explained on thefollowing pages.

Distribution of air in thepassenger compartmentThere are five possiblecombinations for air distribution,which may be selected by pressingbuttons 8 and 10 repeatedly. Thearrows on display 5 indicate thesetting selected:

Position

All the air flow is directed to thedemisting vents for the windscreenand the side windows.

Position

The air flow is directed to thewindscreen demisting vents, theside windows and the passengerfootwell.

Position

The air flow is mainly directedtowards all the air vents.

Position

The air flow is directed to all thewindscreen demisting vents and thepassenger footwell.

Position

The air flow is only directed to thepassenger footwells.

The manual air distributionoption causes the operatingindicator on the display toswitch off 5 (automatic mode),but only air distribution is nolonger controlled automaticallyby the system.Press button 6 to return toautomatic mode.

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CLIMATE CONTROL (continued)

Varying the ventilation speedIn automatic mode, the system usesthe most suitable amount of air toreach and maintain the desiredtemperature.Exit automatic mode by pressingbuttons 9 and 11.These buttons allow you to increaseor decrease ventilation speed.

Switching air conditioning onor offIn automatic mode, the systemswitches the air conditioningsystem on or off, depending on theexterior weather conditions.Exit automatic mode by pressingbutton 3: the AUTO indicator ondisplay 5 switches off.Button 3 activates (indicator lighton the display lit) or deactivates(indicator light off) the airconditioning function.

Note: the Clear View functionautomatically operates the airconditioning (indicator light on).Press button 6 to return to automaticmode.

In automatic mode, in coldweather, the ventilation will notstart immediately at maximumpower but will increase graduallyuntil the engine temperature iswarm enough to heat the passengercompartment air. This may take afew seconds or several minutes.

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CLIMATE CONTROL (continued)

Heated rear screenPress button 12: operating indicatorlight 13 comes on.This function permits rapiddemisting/de-icing of the rearscreen and de-icing of the doormirrors (depending on version).

To exit this function, pressbutton 12 again. Demistingautomatically stops.

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CLIMATE CONTROL (continued)

Clear View functionPress button 1, operating indicator 2comes on.The AUTO button indicator light(on the display) switches off.

This function rapidly demists /de-ices the windscreen, the frontside windows and the door mirrors(depending on the vehicle).It imposes automatic operation ofthe air conditioning, inhibitsrecirculation and activates heatingof the rear screen (indicatorlight 13).Press button 12 if you do not wantrear screen heating to be activated,indicator light 13 goes out.

Note: if you wish to reduce the airflow (which may produce a certainamount of noise in the passengercompartment), press button 11.

To exit this function, press either:- button 1 again,- button 6 (the AUTO button on the

display switches on).

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CLIMATE CONTROL (continued)

Air recirculation modePressing button 14 activates airrecirculation (the symbol lights upon the display).During recirculation, air is takenfrom the passenger compartmentand is recycled, with no air beingtaken from outside the vehicle.Air recirculation allows the externalatmosphere to be isolated (e.g.:driving in polluted areas).

Prolonged use of this position maylead to odours caused bynon-renewal of air and theformation of condensation on thewindows.We therefore advise you to return tonormal mode (external air orautomatic recirculation) as soon asair recirculation is no longerneeded, by pressing button 14.

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AIR CONDITIONING: MISCELLANEOUS

If no cool air is producedCheck that the controls are setcorrectly and that the fuses aresound. Otherwise switch off the airconditioning and contact aRENAULT Dealer.Do not open the refrigerant fluidcircuit.

Fuel consumptionWhen the air conditioning isoperating, you will normally noticean increase in fuel consumption(especially in an urbanenvironment).In winter, use the air conditioningoccasionally in order to maintainthe system in correct workingorder.

FaultsIf you notice a decrease in de-icing,demisting or air conditioningefficiency, it may be caused byclogging of the cabin filter element(refer to the vehicle's warranty andservicing booklet to find out howoften you should replace this).Generally, in the event of a fault,contact your RENAULT Dealer.

After prolonged use of the airconditioning, it is normal to seecondensation collecting underneaththe vehicle.

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ELECTRIC WINDOWS

With the ignition on:- press the button to open the

window to the desired height(note: the rear windows do notopen fully);

- raise the button to raise thewindow to the desired height.

From the driver’s seatOperate switch:- 1 for the driver’s side;- 2 for the front passenger's side;- 3 and 5 for the rear passengers.

From the front passenger seatPress switch 6.

From the rear seatsPress switch 7.

Safety of rear occupantsThe driver can inhibit operation of the rear electric windows anddoors by pressing switch 4 on the side with the icon.

Driver's responsibilityNever leave your vehicle without removing the RENAULT Card frominside and never leave a child (or a pet) unsupervised. With the key in theignition it would be possible to operate the electric windows and there is arisk that the child may be seriously injured (by trapping his or her neck,arm, hand, etc.). If something gets trapped, reverse the direction of travel assoon as possible by pressing the relevant switch.

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ONE-TOUCH ELECTRIC WINDOWS

The one-touch mode is an additionto the electric window operationdescribed above.If it is present on the vehicle, it isfitted to the driver's window only orall the windows.Press switches 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 or 7.

The system operates:- with the ignition on;- with the ignition off until the

driver's door is opened/closed(limited to approximately20 minutes).

Safety of rear occupantsThe driver can inhibit operation of the rear electric windows anddoors by pressing switch 4 on the side with the icon.

Driver's responsibilityNever leave your vehicle without removing the RENAULT Card frominside and never leave a child (or a pet) unsupervised. With the key in theignition it would be possible to operate the electric windows and there is arisk that the child may be seriously injured (by trapping his or her neck,arm, hand, etc.). If something gets trapped, reverse the direction of travel assoon as possible by pressing the relevant switch.

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ONE-TOUCH ELECTRIC WINDOWS (continued)

Normal mode- Press down on the relevant switch

to lower the window and releasewhen the window is at the desiredheight.

- Press up on the relevant switch toraise the window and releasewhen the window is at the desiredheight.

One-touch mode- Briefly press down on the relevant

switch: the window lowerscompletely.

- Briefly press up on the relevantswitch: the window closescompletely.

Pressing the switch during eitheroperation will stop the windowmoving.

Remote control window closing(for vehicles fitted with one-touchelectric windows).When you lock the doors from theoutside and press the door orluggage compartment lockingbutton on the RENAULT Card twicein quick succession (in hands-freemode), the windows closeautomatically.

Special noteFor your safety your vehicle is fittedwith an anti-pinch facility. When awindow encounters resistancewhilst closing (someone's fingers,an animal's paw or the branch of atree, for example), it stops andlowers by several centimetres.

Closing the windowsmay cause seriousinjuries.

The system should only be usedif the driver can clearly see thatnobody is inside the vehicle.

Operating faultsIn the event that a window does notclose, the system switches tonon-one-touch mode: press therelevant button for as long asnecessary until the window closes,then keep the button pressed down(still on the close side) for onesecond to reinitialise the system.If necessary, consult your localRENAULT Dealer.

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MANUALLY-OPERATED WINDOWS WINDSCREEN

Manually-operated rear windowsTurn winder 1.

Heat reflecting windscreen(depending on the vehicle)The windscreen reflects the sunand, in particular, limits theinfrared rays entering the passengercompartment.There are two zones 2 used foraffixing permits to the windscreen(e.g.: motorway permits, car parkseason tickets, etc.), located oneither side of the rear-view mirror.

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SUN VISOR

Front sun visorLower sun visor 1.

Courtesy mirrors withoutlighting 2Slide cover 3.

Illuminated vanity mirrorSlide cover 5.Light 4 switches on automatically.

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ELECTRIC SUNROOF

The system operates:- with the ignition on,- with the ignition off until the

driver's door is opened/closed(limited to approximately20 minutes).

Sun blindAlways operate the sliding sunblind with the sunroof closed:- opening the sun blind: push

handle 1 then guide the sun blindback to the retractor;

- closing the sun blind: pull handle1 until it clicks shut.

Tilting the sunroof- opening: open the sun blind, then

turn button 2 to position A,- closing: turn button 2 to position 0.

Sliding the sunroof- opening: open the sun blind, then

turn button 2 to position B, C or D,depending on the degree ofopening required,

- closing: turn button 2 toposition 0.

- never operate the sunroof withthe sliding sun blind closed;

- never drive with the sunroof openand the sliding sun blind closed.

Driver's responsibilityNever leave your vehiclewithout removing theRENAULT Card from

inside and never leave a child (or apet) unsupervised. With the key inthe ignition it would be possible tooperate the electric windows andthere is a risk that the child may beseriously injured (by trapping theirneck, arm, hand, etc. in thewindow).If something gets trapped, reversethe direction of travel as soon aspossible by turning knob 2 fully tothe right (position D).

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ELECTRIC SUNROOF (continued)

Sunroof remote control closing(for vehicles fitted with one-touchelectric windows).When you lock the doors with theHands-free RENAULT Card andpress the locking button on theRENAULT Card or a door handlebutton or the luggage compartmentbutton twice in quick succession,the windows and the sunroof closeautomatically.After closing the sunroof by remotecontrol, pressing button 3 allowsthe sunroof to return to its previousposition.

Closing the sunroof cancause severe injuries.The system should only

be used if the driver can clearlysee that nobody is inside thevehicle.

Special noteFor your safety your vehicle is fittedwith an anti-pinch facility. When aglass panel encounters resistancewhilst closing (someone's fingers,an animal's paw or the branch of atree, for example), it stops andmoves back by several centimetres.

Sunroof closing faultIn this case, check that there is noobstacle, then turn button 2 toposition 0 , then press button 3,until the sunroof closes completely.

Important: during this operation,the sunroof anti-pinch facility isdeactivated.Consult your RENAULT Dealeras soon as possible.

Advice for use- vehicle with roof bars

In general, it is not advisable touse the sunroof.Before using the sunroof, checkthe objects and/or accessories(bicycle racks, roof luggagecompartment etc.) attached to theroof rack bars: they should beproperly arranged and securedand should not interfere with theoperation of the sunroof.Consult your RENAULT Dealer tofind out about possibleadaptations;

- check that the sunroof is properlyclosed before leaving yourvehicle,

- clean the seal every three monthsusing products recommended byour Technical Department,

- do not open the sunroofimmediately after the vehicle hasbeen in the rain or after it has beenwashed.

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INTERIOR LIGHTS

Courtesy lights A or BPress switch 2 or 5 for:- permanent lighting;- intermittent lighting, which

comes on when a door is opened.It only switches off after a courtesydelay and when the doorsconcerned have been closedcorrectly;

- to switch off lighting immediately.

Map reading lightsIn the front seats, press switch 1 forthe driver and 3 for the frontpassenger.In the rear seats, press switch 4or 6.

Door lightsEach light 7 comes on when a dooris opened.

Unlocking and opening thedoors or luggage compartmentcauses the timed courtesy lightsand floor lights to switch on.

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STORAGE COMPARTMENTS/PASSENGER COMPARTMENT FITTINGS

Front door armrest storage 1They can store objects such ascompact discs, etc.

Door pockets 2They can be fitted with a cupholderor ashtray.

Underfloor storage in driver'sand passenger's footwells 3

Note: these compartments may beused for storing road maps, cloths,vehicle documentation, (manual,warranty and servicing booklet,etc.) and pocket torches, etc.

Glasses holder 4

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STORAGE COMPARTMENTS/PASSENGER COMPARTMENT FITTINGS (continued)

Front centre armrest storagecompartmentLift cover 5.

Glove boxPull handle 6 to open.The glove box can hold A4-sizeddocuments, a large bottle of water,etc.

Like the passenger compartment,this storage compartment isventilated and air conditioned.Raise or lower blanking cover 7 toopen or close the air vent.

Note:Depending on the vehicle, the glovecompartment is locked at the sametime as the doors.

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STORAGE COMPARTMENTS/PASSENGER COMPARTMENT FITTINGS (continued)

Clip 8Can be used to hold motorway tolltickets, maps, etc.

Cup holder 9These are located in front of the gearlever and in the front and rear doorpockets.

Note: these locations can also housethe ashtray.

Rear armrest storageLower armrest 10 and lift cover 11using unlocking handle 12.

Nothing should beplaced on the floor areain front of the driver assuch objects may slide

under the pedal during brakingmanoeuvres, thus obstructing itsuse.

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STORAGE COMPARTMENTS/PASSENGER COMPARTMENT FITTINGS (continued)

Coat hooks 13 Front seat storage pockets 14

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ASHTRAYS - CIGARETTE LIGHTER

Ashtray 1This is a removable ashtray whichfits in a cupholder in the vehicle.

Cigarette lighter 2With the ignition on, press in thecigarette lighter 2.It will spring back with a click whenit is ready. Pull it out to use. Afteruse, replace it without pushing it allthe way in.

Accessories socketDepending on the vehicle, thecigarette lighter 2 can also be usedas a 12 V accessories socket.Provided for connecting accessoriesapproved by the RENAULTTechnical Department withmaximum power of 120 watts(12 V).

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The seat and the seatback may befolded away to allow bulky objectsto be carried.

To fold away the seatTilt seatbase A against the frontseats.

To fold down the seatbackAfter folding the seat base down,lower the rear headrests, refer to thesection on the rear headrest, thenpull handle 1 and fold down theseatback(s) B.

Transporting objectsIf you have to place objects on thefolded seatback, it is vital that youremove the headrests before foldingthe seatback so that it can be foldedas flat as possible. See theinformation on transporting objectsin the luggage compartment inSection 3.

Note: before moving the smallsection of the seatback (dependingon vehicle), make sure to clip thecentral seat belt tongue into thecorresponding buckle beforefolding down the seat squab, thenthe seatback.

- When repositioningthe seatback, checkthat it is correctlylocked.

- If seat covers are fitted, makesure these do not prevent theseatback latch from locking in.

- Ensure that the belts andbuckles are in their correctpositions.

- Reposition the headrests.

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LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT

To openPress button 1 and lift the tailgate.

To closeLower the tailgate using handle 2inside to help you.

Opening the tailgate from insidethe vehicleIf it is not possible to unlock thetailgate, it can be opened manuallyfrom inside.- access the luggage compartment

by folding forward the seatback(s)of the rear bench seat,

- insert a pencil or similar object incavity 3 and slide the unit asshown in the illustration,

- push the tailgate to open it.

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REAR PARCEL SHELF

RemovalUnhook both straps 1.

Do not place any objects,especially heavy or hardobjects, on the parcelshelf. These may pose a

risk to the vehicle occupants ifthe driver has to brake suddenlyor if the vehicle is involved in anaccident.

Lift the rear parcel shelf slightly andpull it towards you.Carry out the reverse operation torefit the shelf.

Special features for the utilityversions, unclip fasteners 2 fromeach side of the shelf, then take outthe shelf through the rear door.Carry out the reverse operation torefit the shelf.

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LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT STORAGE COMPARTMENTS/LOCATIONS

Locations for strap hooks 1These are for securing items trans-ported in the luggage compartment(see “transporting objects in theluggage compartment”).

Storage compartment in theemergency spare wheel wellTo open, fold back carpet 2 towardsthe rear bench seat (this storagecompartment can be used to storetools, cloths, oil cans, etc.).

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TRANSPORTING ITEMS IN THE LUGGAGE COMPARTMENTAlways position the objectstransported so that the largestsurface is against:

- The rear bench seat seatback fornormal loads (example A).

- The folded down bench seat formaximum loads (example B).

If you have to place objects on thefolded seatback, it is vital that youremove the headrests before foldingthe seatback so that it can be foldedas flat as possible.

Always place theheaviest items directlyon the floor. Use thelashing points on the

luggage compartment floor, ifthese are fitted to the vehicle.The luggage should be loaded insuch a way that no items will bethrown forward and strike theoccupants if the driver has tobrake suddenly. Fasten the rearseat belts, even if the seats arenot occupied.

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ROOF BARS

Each roof trim is fitted with twohatches enclosing the roof rackmounting points.Each of the hatches is shut by apivoting flap 1.

Access to the mounting pointsPivot each flap 1 upward.

For vehicles not fitted with flaps 1,see your RENAULT Dealer.

Load permitted on the roof rack:refer to the information onweights in Section 6.Refer to the manufacturer'sinstructions for information onhow to fit and use the roof rackbar.Note: Please keep theseinstructions with the rest of thevehicle documentation.

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Section 4: Maintenance

Bonnet ..................................................................................................................................................... 4.02 - 4.03Engine oil level / Oil change .............................................................................................................. 4.04 ➟ 4.07Levels: engine coolant ...................................................................................................................................... 4.08

brake fluid ............................................................................................................................................ 4.09windscreen/headlight washer reservoir ............................................................................................. 4.10

Filters ................................................................................................................................................................. 4.10Battery ................................................................................................................................................................ 4.11Bodywork maintenance ......................................................................................................................... 4.12 - 4.13Trim maintenance ............................................................................................................................................. 4.14

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BONNET

To open, pull handle 1, located onthe left-hand side of the dashboard.

Bonnet safety catchTo unlock, pull the tab which runsacross grille 2.

Take care when working inthe engine compartment asthe engine cooling fan maycut in at any momentwithout warning.

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BONNET (continued)

Lift the bonnet, release strut 4 fromits mounting 5 and, for your ownsafety, it must be placed in retainer3 in the bonnet.

Closing the bonnetBefore closing the bonnet, check tomake sure that nothing has been leftin the engine compartment.To close the bonnet, replace stay 4in its mounting 5, hold the bonnetin the middle and lower it to8 inches (30 cm) above the closedposition, then release it. It will latchautomatically under its own weight.

Check that the bonnet iscorrectly locked.

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ENGINE OIL LEVELIt is normal for an engine to use oilfor lubrication and cooling ofmoving parts and it is normal to topup the level between oil changes.However, contact your RENAULTDealer if more than 0.5 litres isbeing consumed every 600 miles(1000 km) after the running inperiod.

Oil change frequency: check the oillevel from time to time and alwaysbefore long journeys, to avoid therisk of damaging your engine.

Reading the oil levelThe vehicle must be parked on levelground and the engine should havebeen switched off for some timebeforehand to obtain an accuratereading.

The oil level can be read:- on the instrument panel;- on the dipstick.

Reading the level on the instrumentpanelWhen the ignition has beenswitched on for approximately 30seconds:- if the level is correct, the display

indicates “Oil level OK”:message 1.

Special note: if you wish to obtaina more precise indication of the oillevel, press the trip mileage resetbutton or the information scrollbutton on the trip computer.

The squares which appear on thedisplay indicate the level. Theydisappear as the level drops and arereplaced by dashes: examplemessage 2.To advance to trip computerreading, press the button again.- if the level is at minimum: the Top

up oil level message appears onthe display, the squares arereplaced by dashes (message 3)

and the warning light on the

instrument panel comes on.

Top up as soon as possible.

Message 1Levelsatisfactory

Message 2Leveldisplayfunction

Message 3Minimumlevel

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ENGINE OIL LEVEL (continued)

Reading the oil level on the dipstick- Take out the dipstick.- Wipe the dipstick using a clean,

lint-free cloth.- Push the dipstick in as far as it will

go. (For vehicles equipped with acap-type dipstick C, screw in thecap as far as it will go.)

- Take out the dipstick again;- Read the oil level again. It should

never fall below the minimum oillevel A or exceed the maximumoil level B. Take care when working in

the engine compartment asthe engine cooling fan maycut in at any momentwithout warning.

Contact your RENAULT Dealer atonce if you notice an abnormal orrepeated drop in any of the fluidlevels.

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ENGINE OIL LEVEL (continued)

Topping up/filling with oilThe vehicle must be parked on levelground and the engine should becold (for example, before the engineis started for the first time that day).

- Unscrew the filler cap 1.- Top up the level (for information,

the capacity between theminimum and maximum readingon the dipstick 2 is between1.5 and 2 litres depending on theengine).

- Wait for approximately twominutes to allow the oil to flowinto the engine.

- Check the level on the dipstick 2(as explained previously).

Do not exceed the max level andremember to refit the cap 1.

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ENGINE OIL LEVEL (continued) / OIL CHANGEEngine oil changeOil change frequency: refer to thewarranty and servicing booklet foryour vehicle.

Average capacities for oil changes(for information)1.4 16V engine : 4.9 litres1.6 16V engine : 4.9 litres2.0 16V engine : 5.4 litres2.0T engine : 5.4 litres1.5 dCi engine : 4.6 litres1.9 dCi engine : 4.8 litresOil filter included.The oil filter should be replacedperiodically: refer to the warrantyand servicing booklet for yourvehicle.

Engine oil gradeRefer to the warranty and servicingbooklet for your vehicle forinformation regarding which gradeof oil to use.

Filling: take care whentopping up the oil that nooil drips onto enginecomponents, as there

would be a risk of fire. Rememberto refit the cap securely as there is arisk of fire if oil splashes onto hotengine components.

Engine oil change: if youare changing the oil whenthe engine is hot, be carefulto avoid scalding yourselfas the oil flows out.

Take care when working inthe engine compartment asthe engine cooling fan maycut in at any momentwithout warning.

Never run the engine in anenclosed space as exhaustfumes are poisonous.

Contact your RENAULT Dealer atonce if you notice an abnormal orrepeated drop in any of the fluidlevels.

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LEVELS

CoolantThe level when cold should bebetween the MIN and MAX marksindicated on the expansion bottle 1(visible through opening A).Top this level up when cold before itreaches the MIN mark.

Frequency of checking coolantlevelCheck the coolant level regularly(very severe damage is likely to becaused to the engine if it runs out ofcoolant).If topping up is required, only useproducts approved by RENAULT'sTechnical Department:- anti-freeze protection;- anti-corrosion protection of the

cooling system.

No operations may becarried out on thecooling circuit when theengine is hot.

Risk of burns.

Replacement frequencyRefer to the warranty and servicingbooklet for your vehicle.

Contact your RENAULT Dealerat once if you notice an abnormalor repeated drop in any of thefluid levels.

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LEVELS (continued)

Brake fluid levelThis should be checked frequently,and immediately if you notice eventhe slightest loss in brakingefficiency.

Level 1The level normally drops as thelinings become worn, but it shouldnever drop below the MIN alertlevel.To access the reservoir 1, removemountings 2 using a coin, thenremove cover 3.

FillingAfter any operation on thehydraulic circuit, a specialist mustreplace the brake fluid.Only use fluids approved byRENAULT's Technical Department(and taken from a sealed container).

Replacement frequencyRefer to the warranty and servicingbooklet for your vehicle.

Take care when workingin the enginecompartment as theengine cooling fan may

cut in at any moment withoutwarning.

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LEVELS (continued) FILTERS

Windscreen/headlight washerreservoirTopping upOpen plug 1, fill until you see thefluid, then refit the plug.

LiquidWindow cleaning fluid (antifreezeproduct in winter).

JetsUse a needle-type tool to direct thewindscreen washer jets.

NOTEDepending on the vehicle, tofind out the fluid level, use the“dropper-cap”. To do this, plughole 2 (in the cap) and removethe cap.

The replacement of filter elements(air filter, cabin filter, diesel fuelfilter, etc.) is scheduled in theservicing operations for yourvehicle.

Frequency for replacing filterelements: see the warranty andservicing booklet for your vehicle.

Take care when workingin the enginecompartment as theengine cooling fan may

cut in at any moment withoutwarning.

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BATTERY

It does not need to be serviced:never open cover 1.

Take care when movingthe battery since itcontains sulphuric acidwhich must not come

into contact with the eyes orskin. If it does, wash the affectedarea with plenty of cold water.Ensure naked flames, red-hotobjects and sparks do not comeinto contact with the battery asthere is a risk of explosion.

Replacing the batteryAs this operation is complex, weadvise you to contact yourRENAULT Dealer.

The battery is specific toyour vehicle (presenceof a ventilation pipe toexpel corrosive and

explosive gases) so it must bereplaced by a battery thatenables this pipe to beconnected. Contact yourRENAULT Dealer.

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BODYWORK MAINTENANCEProtection against the effects ofcorrosive agentsAlthough your vehicle has beentreated with very effectiveanti-corrosion products, itnevertheless remains subject to:

• corrosives in the atmosphere,- atmospheric pollution (urban

and industrial areas),- saline atmosphere (near the sea,

particularly in hot weather),- seasonal and damp climatic

conditions, (e.g.: road salt inwinter, water from roadcleaners, etc.).

• abrasives

wind-borne dust and sand, mud,road grit thrown up by othervehicles.

• minor impacts

A minimum amount of protection isnecessary to guard your vehicleagainst such risks so as not to losethe benefit of these protectivetechniques.

Do not• Wash the vehicle in bright

sunlight or freezing temperatures.

• Scrape off mud or dirt withoutpre-wetting.

• Allow dirt to accumulate.

• Allow rust to form followingminor impacts.

• Use solvents not approved byRENAULT's Technical Departmentto remove stains as this coulddamage the paintwork.

• Drive frequently in snow ormuddy conditions withoutperiodically washing the vehicle,particularly under the wheelarches and body.

• Degrease or clean mechanicalcomponents (e.g. enginecompartment), underneath thebodywork, parts with hinges (e.g.inside the fuel tank flap) andpainted plastic external fittings (e.g.bumpers) using pressure cleaningapparatus or by spraying onproducts not approved byRENAULT's Technical Department.If adequate precautions are nottaken, this could give rise tocorrosion or operational faults.

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BODYWORK MAINTENANCE (continued)

Do• Wash your vehicle frequently,

with the engine switched off,using cleaning products selectedby our departments and rinsethoroughly with a spray,especially the wheel arches andthe underbody, to remove:- spots of tree sap and industrial

grime,- bird droppings, which contain

chemicals which rapidlydiscolour paintwork and mayeven cause the paint to peel off:Wash the vehicle immediatelyto remove these marks since it isimpossible to remove them bypolishing.

- salt deposited in the wheelarches and the underside of thebody after driving in areaswhere the roads are chemicallytreated,

- mud in the wheel arches and theunderside of the body whichforms damp patches.

• Keep well away from the vehiclein front when driving on freshlylaid road surfaces to prevent paintdamage from chippings.

• Repair, or have repaired quicklypatches where the paint has beendamaged to prevent corrosionspreading.

• Remember to visit the body shopperiodically in order to maintainyour RENAULT anti-corrosionwarranty. Refer to the warrantyand servicing booklet.

• Respect local regulations aboutwashing vehicles (e.g. do notwash your vehicle on a publichighway).

• Check the security of exterioraccessories, additionalheadlights, door mirrors, etc., andsecure the windscreen wiperarms and radio aerial withadhesive tape before entering arevolving brush vehicle wash.Remove the car phone aerial ifyour vehicle is fitted with thisequipment.

• Spray mechanical componentswith products approved byRENAULT's TechnicalDepartment to protect them afterthey have been cleaned.

We have selected specialproducts to care for your vehicleand you can obtain these fromRENAULT accessory outlets.

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INTERIOR TRIM MAINTENANCEWhatever type of stain is on thetrim, use soapy water (possiblywarm water) based on:• natural soap,• washing up liquid (with one part

washing up liquid to 200 partswater).

Rinse off with a soft, damp cloth.

Special instructions• Instrument panel displays (e.g.

instrument panel, clock, exteriortemperature, radio, etc.).Use a soft cloth (or cotton wool).If this does not clean it properly,use a soft cloth or cotton woolslightly moistened with soapywater and then wipe clean with asoft damp cloth.Finally, dry off carefully with asoft dry cloth.Cleaning products containingalcohol must not be used underany circumstances.

• Seat beltsThese must be kept clean.Use products selected byRENAULT's Technical Department(RENAULT accessory outlets) orwarm soapy water and a spongeand dry off with a dry cloth.

Detergents or dyes must not beused under any circumstances.

Do notYou are strongly recommended notto use high-pressure or atomisingcleaning equipment inside thepassenger compartment: withoutcareful use, this equipment couldimpair the correct functioning of theelectrical or electronic componentsin the vehicle, or have otherdetrimental effects.

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Section 5: Practical advice

Emergency spare wheel .................................................................................................................................... 5.02Tool kit (Jack - Wheelbrace) ............................................................................................................................ 5.03Wheel trims ....................................................................................................................................................... 5.04Changing a wheel ............................................................................................................................................. 5.05Tyres (tyre safety, wheels, winter use) ............................................................................................... 5.06 ➟ 5.08Headlights (replacing bulbs) ............................................................................................................... 5.09 ➟ 5.12Rear lights (replacing bulbs) ................................................................................................................. 5.13 - 5.14Side mounted repeaters (changing bulbs) ...................................................................................................... 5.14Interior lights (changing bulbs) ........................................................................................................... 5.15 ➟ 5.17Fuses ....................................................................................................................................................... 5.18 - 5.19Battery ................................................................................................................................................... 5.20 ➟ 5.22RENAULT Card: battery ................................................................................................................................... 5.23Fitting a radio/accessories .................................................................................................................... 5.24 - 5.25Wipers (replacing blades) ................................................................................................................................. 5.26Towing .................................................................................................................................................. 5.27 ➟ 5.29Operating faults .................................................................................................................................... 5.30 ➟ 5.37

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EMERGENCY SPARE WHEEL

Emergency spare wheel 3This is located in the luggagecompartment.To access the emergency sparewheel:- open the tailgate;- lift carpets 1 and 2 (depending on

the vehicle),

- undo centre mounting 4,- remove the emergency spare

wheel.

If the emergency sparewheel has been stored forseveral years, have itchecked by your Dealer

to ensure that it is still safe touse.

Special note:The Tyre Pressure Monitor functiondoes not monitor the emergencyspare wheel (the wheel replaced bythe emergency spare wheeldisappears from the instrumentpanel display).Refer to “Tyre Pressure Monitor”inSection 2.

Vehicles fitted with anemergency spare wheelsmaller than the fourother wheels.

The driving speed must notexceed 80 mph (130 km/h)during the temporary use of theemergency spare wheel.

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TOOL KIT

Tool kit A is located in the luggagecompartment, to the right of theemergency spare wheel.To access the tools, remove theemergency spare wheel, thenremove the tool kit.

Jack 1Remove jack 1.When replacing the jack, fold it upcompletely and replace it in itslocation.

The jack is designed forwheel changing purposesonly. Under nocircumstances should it

be used to carry out a repair or togain access to the underside ofthe vehicle.

Hubcap tool 2 or 4It is used to remove the hubcaps.

Towing ring 3Refer to “Towing” in Section 5.

Wheelbrace 5This is used to tighten or release thewheel bolts.

Storage compartmentsThe tool kit provides space to store alocking wheel nut.

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HUBCAPS / WHEELS

Wheel trim (example: wheeltrim 1) depending on vehicleRemove the wheel trim usinghubcap tool 3 (from the tool kit) byinserting the hook in the recess nearthe valve 2.To refit, align it with valve 2. Pushthe securing hooks in, starting withvalve side A, followed by B and C,finishing at the side oppositevalve D.

Central wheel hubcap(example: hubcap 4 )Remove using the hubcap tool 6(from the tool kit), inserting tool 6into recess 5.To refit the hubcap align it withrecess 5 and tighten it using tool 6.We would advise you to note thenumber engraved on the key so thatyou can replace it if it is lost.

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CHANGING A WHEEL

Park the vehicle on firm,flat ground (if necessary,place a plank under thejack), switch on the hazard

warning lights.Apply the handbrake and engage agear (first or reverse, or P forautomatic gearbox).Ask all the passengers to leave thevehicle and keep away from thetraffic.

Remove the hubcap if necessary.Undo the wheel bolts usingwheelbrace 1. Fit it so that you pressdownwards rather than pullingupwards.Line the jack 3 up horizontally, thejack head must be positioned at thesame height as plate mounting 2, asclose as possible to the wheelconcerned, indicated by an arrow 4.Crank up the jack by hand at first toalign the base plate (which shouldbe inclined further inwards than thejack head).

Turn a few times to lift the wheel offthe ground.Undo the bolts and take the wheeloff.Position the emergency spare wheelon the hub and turn it so that theholes in the wheel and the hubcoincide.If bolts are supplied with theemergency spare wheel, only usethese bolts for the emergency sparewheel. Tighten the bolts and lowerthe jack.With the wheel on the ground, fullytighten the bolts and check thetightening as quickly as possible(tightening torque 110 Nm).

If you have a puncture,replace the wheel as soonas possible.A tyre which has been

punctured should always beinspected (and repaired ifpossible) by a specialist.

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TYRESTyre safety - wheelsThe tyres are the only contactbetween the vehicle and the road, soit is essential to keep them in goodcondition.You must make sure that your tyresconform to local road regulations.

When they need to bereplaced, only tyres ofthe same make,dimension, type and

profile should be used.Tyres fitted to the vehicle shouldeither be identical to those fittedoriginally or conform to thoserecommended by yourRENAULT Dealer.

Tyre maintenanceThe tyres must be in good conditionand the tread form must havesufficient depth; tyres approved byRENAULT's Technical Departmenthave wear warning strips 1 whichare risers moulded into the tread atseveral points.

When the tread has worn down tothe wear warning strips, theybecome visible 2: your tyres willthen have to be replaced, as thedepth of the tread is, at most, only1.6 mm which is insufficient formaintaining a good grip on wetroads.Incidents which occur whendriving, such as striking the kerb,may damage the tyres and couldlead to misalignment of the frontaxle geometry.An overloaded vehicle, longjourneys by motorway, particularlyin very hot weather, or continualdriving on poorly surfaced minorroads will lead to more rapid tyrewear and affect safety.

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TYRES (continued)

Tyre pressuresTyre pressures must be adhered to(remember to check the emergencyspare wheel at the same time).Pressures must be checked at leastonce a month and always beforelong journeys. (Refer to “Tyrepressures”.)

Incorrect tyre pressureslead to abnormal tyrewear and unusually hotrunning, factors which

may seriously affect safety andlead to:- poor road holding,- the risk of blow-outs or of

throwing a tread at high speed.The pressure depends on theload and the speed of use. Adjustthe pressures according to theconditions of use (refer to “Tyrepressures”).

Pressures should be checked whenthe tyres are cold; ignore higherpressures which may be reached inhot weather or after driving at highspeeds.If tyre pressures cannot be checkedwhen the tyres are cold, increase theindicated pressures by 0.2 to 0.3 bar(or 3 psi).

Never deflate a hot tyre.

Note: a label (depending on countryor version) affixed to the edge orframe of the driver's door gives therecommended tyre pressures.

Changing wheels aroundThis practice is not recommended.

Vehicle fitted with TyrePressure MonitorEach of the sensorsincorporated in valves is

dedicated to a specific wheel:under no circumstances shouldyou swap the wheels.There is a risk of incorrectinformation which could haveserious consequences.

Fitting new tyres

For safety reasons, thisoperation must only becarried out by aspecialist.

Fitting different tyres maychange your vehicle as follows:- It may mean that your vehicle

no longer conforms to currentregulations.

- It may change the way ithandles when cornering.

- It may cause the steering to beheavy.

- It may cause tyre noise.- It may affect the use of snow

chains.

Emergency spare wheelRefer to “Emergency spare wheel”and “Changing a wheel” inSection 5.

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TYRES (continued)

Use in winter•Snow chains

For safety reasons, fitting snowchains to the rear axle is strictlyforbidden.Chains must not be fitted to tyreswhich are larger than thoseoriginally fitted to the vehicle.

Chains may only be fittedto tyres of the same sizeas those originally fittedto your vehicle.

Special note on versions fittedwith 17”tyres: snow chains maynot be fittedIf you wish to use specialequipment, contact yourRENAULT Dealer.

• Snow or winter tyresWe would recommend that thesebe fitted to all four wheels toensure that your vehicle retainsmaximum road holding.

Note: We would point out thatthese tyres may sometimes have:- a driving direction,- a maximum speed index which

may be lower than themaximum speed of yourvehicle.

• Studded tyresThis type of equipment may onlybe used for a limited period andas laid down by local legislation.It is necessary to observe thespeed specified by currentlegislation.As a minimum, these tyres may befitted to the two front wheels.

In all cases, we would recommendthat you contact your RENAULTDealer who will be able to adviseyou on the choice of equipmentwhich is most suitable for yourvehicle.

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HEADLIGHTS WITH HALOGEN BULBS: ACCESSING

The bulbs can be accessed byremoving blanking covers 1 and 2 inthe wheel arches.However, because of their reducedaccessibility, we advise you to haveyour bulbs replaced by a RENAULTDealer.

Access to the left-handheadlightWith the engine stoppedTurn blanking cover 1 quarter of aturn (anti-clockwise).

Access to the right-handheadlightWith the engine stoppedUnclip blanking cover 2.In both cases, once the bulb hasbeen replaced, refit blankingcovers 1 and 2.

Take care when working inthe engine compartment asthe engine cooling fan maybegin to operate at anymoment without warning.

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HALOGEN HEADLIGHTS: changing bulbs

Dipped beam / main beamheadlightsRemove cover A or B.Remove connector 3 or 6 from thebulb.Release spring 2 or 4 and remove thebulb.

Anti-U.V. type bulb(see box):1 ➩ H75 ➩ H1

Do not touch the bulb glass. Hold itby its base.

Make sure that you refit the coverwhen the bulb has been replaced.

Front side lightsRemove bulb holder 7 to access thebulb.

Bulb type: W5W.

Direction indicator lightsTurn bulb holder 8 through 90° andremove the bulb.

Bulb type: PY21 W orange bulb.

The headlights are fittedwith plastic “glass”, it isessential to use anti-U.V.55 W bulbs(using any other

type of bulb could result inheadlight damage).It is advisable to carry a set of sparebulbs for emergencies.

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XENON HEADLIGHTS: changing bulbsDipped beam headlights withXenon bulbs

A special mounting isrequired to fit this type ofheadlight. It is notpermitted to fit a

headlight with Xenon bulbs to avehicle which was not designedto accept it.

For safety reasons, bulbson vehicles fitted withXenon headlights mustbe replaced by your

RENAULT Dealer.

Cleaning the headlightsAs the headlight lenses are made ofplastic “glass”, use a soft cloth orcotton wool to clean them.If this does not clean them properly,use a soft cloth or cotton woolslightly moistened with soapy waterand then wipe clean with a softdamp cloth.Finally, dry off carefully with a softdry cloth.

Cleaning products containingalcohol must not be used under anycircumstances.

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FRONT LIGHTS: front fog lights / additional headlights

Front fog lights 1Replacing a bulb:Contact your RENAULT Dealer.

Bulb type: H11.

Additional headlightsIf you wish to fit fog lights or longrange headlights, contact aRENAULT Dealer.

Any operation on (ormodification to) theelectrical system must beperformed by a

RENAULT Dealer since anincorrect connection mightdamage the electrical installation(harness, components and inparticular the alternator). Inaddition, your Dealer has all theparts required for fitting theseunits.

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REAR LIGHTS: replacing bulbs

Indicators/brake and side lightsAfter opening the luggagecompartment, remove bolts 1.

Release the light assembly fromoutside the vehicle by pullingtowards the rear.Unclip bulb holders 2 to access thebulbs.

3 Brake and side lightP21/5 W bulb.

4 Direction indicator lightPY21 W orange bulb.

5 Rear fog lightP21 W bulb.

Note: both lens units are fittedwith a bulb, but only the bulb onthe driver's side works.

6 Reversing lightP21 W bulb.

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REAR LIGHTS (continued) AND SIDE LIGHTS: replacing bulbs

High-level brake light 7Contact your RENAULT Dealer.

Number plate lights 8Unclip light 8 by pressing tab 9.Remove the light cover to gainaccess to the bulb.

Bulb type: festoon C5W.

Side-mounted repeater lights 10Unclip repeater 10 (using aflat-head screwdriver or similartool).Turn the bulb holder onequarter-turn and take out the bulb.

Bulb type: W5W.

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INTERIOR LIGHTING: changing the bulbs

Courtesy light AUsing a flat-head screwdriver orsimilar tool, unclip transparentcover 1.

Release the bulb concerned.

Bulb type 2: W5W.

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INTERIOR LIGHTING: changing the bulbs (continued)

Courtesy light BUsing a flat-head screwdriver orsimilar tool, unclip transparentcover 3.

Release the bulb concerned.

Bulb type 4: W5W.

Door lightsUnclip light 5 using a flat-headscrewdriver or similar tool.Turn the bulb holder onequarter-turn and take out the bulb.

Bulb type: W5W.

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INTERIOR LIGHTING: changing the bulbs (continued)

Luggage compartment lightUsing a flat-head screwdriver orsimilar tool, unclip light 7 bypressing the tabs on each side of thelight.Disconnect the light.

Press tab 8 to release the bulb holderand gain access to bulb 9.

Bulb type: festoon C5W.

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FUSES

Fuse box 1If electrical equipment does notwork, check the condition of thefuses.Open cover 2 (under the steeringwheel or in the glovebox).To identify the fuses, refer to thefuse allocation sticker (shown onthe following page).

Check the fuse in questionand replace it if necessarywith a fuse of the samerating.

If you fit an over-rated fuse, it maycause the electrical circuit tooverheat (risk of fire) in the event ofan item of equipment drawing anexcessive current.

CORRECT INCORRECT

Remove the fuse using tweezers 3,located on cover 2.To remove the fuse from thetweezers, slide the fuse to the side.It is not advisable to use the freefuse locations.

A sensible precaution:Obtain a box of spare bulbs andfuses from your RENAULTDealer.

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FUSES (continued)Allocation of fuses (depending on the vehicle equipment level)

Symbol Allocation

Passenger compartmentventilation

Electric windows

Electric sunroof

ABS

Radio

Brake lights

Consumer cut-out

Symbol Allocation

Horn

Rear screen wiper

General supply

Heated seats

Central door locking

Heated door mirrors

Some functions are protected byfuses located in the enginecompartment (box A).However, because of their restrictedaccessibility, we advise you to haveyour fuses replaced by a RENAULTDealer.

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BATTERY: failureTo avoid all risk of sparks:- Make sure that all electrical

equipment is switched off beforedisconnecting or reconnecting thebattery.

- When charging, stop the chargerbefore connecting or disconnectingthe battery.

- Do not place metal objects on thebattery to avoid creating a shortcircuit between the terminals.

- Never disconnect a battery lessthan twenty seconds after theengine has been switched off.

- Make sure that you reconnect thebattery terminals after refitting.

Handle the battery withcare as it contains sulphuricacid which must not comeinto contact with the eyes or

skin. If it does, wash the affectedarea with plenty of cold water.Ensure that naked flames, red-hotobjects and sparks do not come intocontact with the battery as there is arisk of explosion.Take care when working in theengine compartment as the enginecooling fan may start to operate atany moment without warning.

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BATTERY: failure (continued)

Connecting a battery chargerWith the engine off, it is essential todisconnect the wires connected toboth battery terminals, starting withthe negative terminal.Do not disconnect the battery whenthe engine is running. Follow theinstructions for use given by themanufacturer of the battery chargeryou are using.Only a well-charged andwell-maintained battery will have along and useful life and allow you tostart the vehicle’s engine normally.The battery must be kept clean anddry.Have the battery's charge statuschecked regularly:• Especially if you use your vehicle

for short journeys or for frequentdriving in town.

• When the exterior temperaturedrops (in winter), the chargestatus decreases. In winter, onlyuse the electrical equipment thatis really necessary.

• Finally, you should understandthat the charge decreasesnaturally as a result of certainpermanent consumers such as:the clock, after-marketaccessories, etc.

When a large number of accessoriesare fitted to the vehicle, have themconnected to + after ignition. In thiscase, it is advisable to have yourvehicle fitted with a battery whichhas an increased capacity. Contactyour RENAULT Dealer.

If your vehicle is to be left stationaryfor a relatively long time,disconnect the battery or have itrecharged regularly, in particularduring cold weather. Equipmentwith a memory, radio and tripcomputer and warning system, willthen have to be reprogrammed. Thebattery must be stored in a cool dryplace, protected from frost.

Special procedures maybe required to chargesome batteries. Contactyour RENAULT Dealer.

Avoid all risk of sparks whichmay cause an immediateexplosion and charge the batteryin a well-ventilated area. Risk ofserious injury.

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BATTERY: failure (continued)

Starting the vehicle using thebattery from another vehicleProceed as follows when startingyour vehicle from another vehicle’sbattery:Obtain suitable jump leads (large)from a RENAULT Dealer or, if youalready have jump leads, ensurethat they are in perfect condition.The two batteries must have anidentical voltage: 12 volts. Thebattery supplying the currentshould have a capacity (amp-hours,Ah) which is at least the same asthat of the discharged battery.An iced-up battery must be thawedout before current is supplied to it.Ensure that there is no risk ofcontact between the two vehicles(risk of short circuiting when thepositive terminals are connected)and that the discharged battery isproperly connected. Switch off yourvehicle ignition.Start the engine of the vehiclesupplying the current and run it atan intermediate engine speed.

Secure the positive cable (+) A tothe (+) terminal 1 of the dischargedbattery, then to the (+) terminal 2 ofthe battery supplying the current.Secure negative cable (–) B toterminal (–) 3 of the batterysupplying the current then toterminal (–) 4 of the dischargedbattery.

Check that there is no contactbetween cables A and B and thatcable A (+) is not touching anymetal parts on the vehiclesupplying the current.Start the engine as you wouldnormally. As soon as it starts,disconnect cables A and B inreverse order (4-3-2-1).

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RENAULT CARD: BATTERY

Replacing the batterythe message “Replace card battery”appears on the instrument panel.Pull firmly on emergency key 2.Replace battery 1, observing thepolarity shown on the emergencykey.After the operation, the message“Replace card battery no longerappears on the instrument panel.

The batteries can be obtained fromyour RENAULT Dealer.These batteries should last abouttwo years.

Do not dump your usedbatteries outside, give themto an organisationresponsible for collecting

and recycling batteries.

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FITTING A RADIO

Radio compartment 1Unclip the blanking cover. Theaerial, + and – supply and speakerwire connections are located behindit.

Tweeter speakersUnclip grille 2 using a screwdriverto access the speaker wires.

Door speakersUsing a flat-head screwdriver,unclip grille 3 to access the speakerwires.

• Always follow the manufacturer's fitting instructions very carefully.• The specifications of the brackets and wires (available as a RENAULT parts accessory) vary depending on the

equipment level of your vehicle and the type of radio.Contact your RENAULT Dealer to find out the correct reference number.

• No work may be carried out on the electric circuit of the vehicle, except by RENAULT engineers: if the system isconnected incorrectly, it may result in damage being caused to the electrical installation and/or the unitsconnected to it.

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ACCESSORIES

Using telephones and CBequipment.Telephones and CBequipment with integrated

aerials may cause interference tothe original electronic systemsfitted to the vehicle: it is advisableonly to use equipment with anexternal aerial.It is essential that you followcurrent legislation regarding theuse of such devices.

Fitting after marketaccessoriesTo ensure the correctoperation of your vehicle,

and to avoid any risk to your safety,we recommend that you useRENAULT approved accessoriesbecause they are suitable for yourvehicle and are the onlyaccessories for which RENAULTwill provide a warranty.

Electrical and electronicaccessories• Any work on the electrical

circuit of the vehicle must becarried out by RENAULTnetwork engineers: if the systemis connected incorrectly, it mayresult in damage being caused tothe electrical equipment and/orthe units connected to it.

• If the vehicle is fitted with anyafter-market electrical equipment,make sure that the unit iscorrectly protected by a fuse.Establish the rating and positionof this fuse.

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WIPER BLADES

Replacing windscreen wiperblades 1- With the engine off, lift wiper

arm 3;- Move the blade into a horizontal

position;- Press tab 2 and slide the wiper

blade downwards until hook 4 onthe wiper arm is released;

- Move the blade (movement A) andthen lift it (movement B).

RefittingTo refit the wiper blade, proceed inreverse order to removal. Make surethat the blade is correctly locked inposition.

• In frosty weather, makesure the wiper bladesare not stuck by ice(risk of motor

overheating).

• Keep an eye on the conditionof the blades. Change thewiper blades as soon as theybegin to lose efficiency(approximately once a year).

Clean your windscreen and yourrear screen regularly.

Rear screen wiper blade 5- Lift wiper arm 6,- Pivot blade 5 until some resistance

is felt,- remove the blade by pulling it.

RefittingTo refit the wiper blade, proceed inreverse order to removal. Make surethat the blade is correctly locked inposition.

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TOWING: breakdown

Insert the RENAULT Card into thecard reader to unlock the steeringwheel and to use the indicatorlights (brake lights, indicators,etc.). The towed vehicle's lightsmust be switched on at night.

Furthermore, it is essential torespect the towing regulationsdefined in the legislation of thecountry concerned and, if yourvehicle is the towing vehicle, do notexceed the towing weight of yourvehicle. Contact your RENAULTDealer.

Only use the front 1 and rear 4towing points (never use thedriveshafts). These towing pointsmay only be used for pulling thevehicle, never for lifting it eitherdirectly or indirectly.

Access to towing pointsUnclip cover 2 or 5.

Fully tighten towing ring 3: as muchas possible by hand at first, thenfinish by tightening it using thewheelbrace.Towing ring 3 and the wheelbraceare located under the luggagecompartment carpet in the tool kit.

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TOWING: breakdown (continued)

- RENAULT specifies theuse of a rigid towing bar.If a rope or cable is used(where the law allows

this), the vehicle being towedmust be able to brake.

- A vehicle must not be towed if itis not fit to be driven.

- Do not accelerate or brakesuddenly when towing, as thismay result in damage beingcaused to the vehicle.

- When towing a vehicle, do notexceed 15 mph (25 km/h).

Procedure for towingBefore towing, check that thesteering column is unlocked.If this is not the case, insert theRENAULT Card into the card readerand press the start/stop starterbutton for five seconds withoutpressing on the pedals. The steeringcolumn unlocks and the vehicleaccessories functions are supplied.Press the start/stop starter buttontwice in succession when you havefinished towing (risk of the batterydischarging).

Towing a vehicle with anautomatic gearbox: specialinformationEngine switched off: The gearbox isno longer lubricated. It is preferableto tow this type of vehicle on atrailer or tow it with the frontwheels off the ground.In exceptional cases, you can towthe vehicle with all four wheels onthe ground for a maximum distanceof 30 miles (50 km).

If the lever is stuck at P,even though you aredepressing the brakepedal, the lever can be

released manually.To do this, unclip the uppersection of the cover at the base ofthe lever.Press simultaneously on themark on the gaiter and theunlocking button on the lever.

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TOWING (attachments)

Permissible nose weight,maximum permissible towingweight, braked and unbraked:refer to “Weights” in Section 6.Refer to the manufacturer'sinstructions for information onhow to fit and use the roof rack bar.Note: Please keep theseinstructions with the rest of thevehicle documentation.

A : 817 mm

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OPERATING FAULTSThe following hints will enable you to troubleshoot quickly, albeit temporarily. For safety reasons you should alwayscontact a RENAULT Dealer as soon as you can.

Use of the RENAULT Card CAUSES REMEDIAL ACTION

• The RENAULT Card does not lockor unlock the doors.

Vehicle located in a highelectromagnetic radiation zone.Discharged battery.

Use the emergency key (refer to the“Spare key” in Section 1).

Use of equipment operating on thesame frequency as the card (carphone, etc.).

Stop using the devices or use theemergency key (refer to “Spare key” inSection 1).

Worn out card battery. Replace the battery.

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OPERATING FAULTS (continued)When starter is activated CAUSES REMEDIAL ACTION

• There is no response, the warninglights fail to light up and the starterdoes not operate.

Battery lead disconnected orterminals oxidised.

Check battery terminals: scrape andclean if oxidised and re-tighten.

Flat battery. Connect another battery to the faultybattery.

Battery unserviceable. Replace battery.Do not push the vehicle if the steeringcolumn is locked.

• Warning light bulbs go dim andstarter turns very slowly.

Battery leads not correctly tightened,battery terminals oxidised.

Check battery terminals: scrape andclean if oxidised and re-tighten.

Flat battery. Connect another battery to the faultybattery.

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OPERATING FAULTS (continued)When starter is activated CAUSES REMEDIAL ACTION

• The engine will not start. Starter conditions not fulfilled. Refer to “Starting and stopping theengine” in Section 2.

The RENAULT Card does not work. Insert the card in the card reader inorder to start the engine.Refer to “Starting and stopping theengine” in Section 2.

• The engine is difficult to start indamp weather or after washing.

Poor ignition, ignition system damp. Dry spark plug leads and ignition coil.

• The engine is difficult to start whenwarm

Faulty carburation (bubbles ofvaporised fuel in the circuit).

Let the engine cool down.

Poor compression. Contact a RENAULT Dealer.

• The engine cannot be switched off. Electronic fault. Press the starter button quickly fivetimes.

• The steering column remainslocked.

Steering wheel locked. Move the steering wheel whilepressing the engine start button (see“Starting the engine” in Section 2).

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OPERATING FAULTS (continued)On the road CAUSES REMEDIAL ACTION

• Abnormal white smoke from theexhaust.

Mechanical fault: damaged cylinderhead gasket.

Stop the engine.Contact a RENAULT Dealer.

• Vibrations. Tyres not inflated to correct pressures,incorrectly balanced or damaged.

Check tyre pressures. If this is not theproblem, have them checked by aRENAULT Dealer.

• Coolant boiling in the expansionbottle.

Mechanical fault: cylinder headgasket blown, faulty coolant pump.

Stop the engine.Contact a RENAULT Dealer.

Engine cooling fan not working. Check appropriate fuse, otherwisecontact a RENAULT Dealer.

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OPERATING FAULTS (continued)On the road CAUSES REMEDIAL ACTION

• Smoke under the bonnet. Short circuit. Stop, turn the ignition off, disconnectthe battery.

Coolant circuit fault. Contact a RENAULT Dealer.

• The oil pressure warning lightcomes on:- while turning or braking, The level is too low. Add engine oil (see “Topping

up/filling with oil” in Section 4).- at idle speed, Low oil pressure. Contact the nearest RENAULT Dealer.- is slow to go out or remains lit up

on acceleration.Loss of oil pressure. Stop: contact a RENAULT Dealer.

• The engine lacks power. Clogged air filter. Replace the cartridge.

Fuel supply faulty. Check the fuel level.

Faulty spark plugs, incorrectelectrode gaps.

Contact a RENAULT Dealer.

• Unstable idle speed or the enginestalls.

Poor compression (spark plugs,ignition, air leak).

Contact a RENAULT Dealer.

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OPERATING FAULTS (continued)On the road CAUSES REMEDIAL ACTION

• Steering wheel hard to turn: - assistance overheating, Leave to cool.

- weak or old battery. Recharge or replace the battery.

• The engine overheats. The coolanttemperature indicator light comeson (or the gauge needle moves intothe red zone).

Coolant pump: belt stretched orbroken.Engine cooling fan not working.

Stop the vehicle and switch off theengine. Contact a RENAULT Dealer.

Coolant leaks. Check the condition of hoses andclips.Check the expansion bottle: it shouldcontain coolant. If it does not, top itup (once it has cooled). Take care notto scald yourself. This action is onlytemporary: contact your RENAULTDealer as soon as possible.

Radiator: Never fill a hot radiator with cold coolant if a considerable quantity has been lost. After any operationon the vehicle which has involved even partial draining of the cooling system, it must be refilled with a newmixture prepared in the correct proportions. Reminder: only products approved by RENAULT's TechnicalDepartment may be used for this purpose.

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OPERATING FAULTS (continued)Electrical equipment CAUSES REMEDIAL ACTION

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

Broken rear screen wiper fuse. Contact a RENAULT Dealer.

Broken rear screen wiper fuse(intermittent, park position).

Replace it.

Motor faulty. Contact a RENAULT Dealer.

• The wiper does not stop. Faulty electrical controls. Contact a RENAULT Dealer.

• Direction indicators flashing morequickly.

Blown bulb. Replace the bulb.

• The indicatorlights donot work.

On one side only: - blown bulb, Replace the bulb.

- faulty connection to earth, Find the earth wire which is attachedto a metal body part, scrape the end ofthe earth wire and re-attach itcarefully.

On both sides: - fuse blown, Replace the fuse.

- faulty flasher sensor. To replace, contact a RENAULTDealer.

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OPERATING FAULTS (continued)Electrical equipment CAUSES REMEDIAL ACTION

• The headlightsno longer operate.

One only: - bulb blown, Replace it.

- disconnected wire or incorrectly-positioned connector,

Check and reconnect the wire orconnector.

- faulty earth connection. See above.

Both: - if the circuit is fused. Check and replace if necessary.

• The headlights do not switch off. Faulty electrical controls. Contact your RENAULT Dealer.

• Traces of condensation in the lights. This is not a fault. The presence oftraces of condensation in lights is anatural phenomenon linked tovariations in temperature.These traces soon disappear when thelights are switched on.

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Section 6: Technical specifications

Vehicle identification plates ................................................................................................................. 6.02 - 6.03Dimensions ........................................................................................................................................................ 6.04Engine specifications ........................................................................................................................................ 6.05Towing weight ...................................................................................................................................... 6.06 ➟ 6.15Weights .................................................................................................................................................. 6.06 ➟ 6.15Replacement parts ............................................................................................................................................ 6.16

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10

11

12

13

A

A

B

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VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION PLATES

Quote the vehicle identificationplate (right-hand side) and engineplate references when writing orordering parts.

Vehicle identification plate A1 Vehicle type and chassis number

This information is repeated onmarking B.

2 Maximum permissible all-upweight

3 Maximum permissible total trainweight (vehicle loaded andtowing)

4 Maximum permissible front axleloading

5 Maximum permissible rear axleloading

6 Technical specifications ofvehicle

7 Vehicle paint code8 Equipment level9 Vehicle type

10 Trim code11 Additional equipment specification12 Fabrication number13 Interior trim code

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CC

1.4 16V - 1.6 16V

1

2

1.5 dCi

C

C

2.0 16V

C

1.9 dCi

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VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION PLATES

The information shown on theengine plate C should be quoted onall your letters or orders.

C - Engine plate or label(location varies depending onengine)1 Engine type.2 Engine suffix.3 Engine number.

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0,842 2,625 0,742 1,518

4,209 2,060

1,514

1,458*

1,777

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DIMENSIONS (in metres)

* Unladen

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ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS

Versions 1.4 16V 1.6 16V 2.0 16V 2.0 T 1.5 dCi 1.9 dCi

Engine type(see engine plate) K4J K4M F4R F4R Turbo K9K Turbo F9Q Turbo

Capacity (cc) 1 390 1 598 1 998 1 461 1 870

Type of fuelFuel grade

95 or 98 octaneunleaded fuel (1)

Diesel

Spark plugs Only use the spark plugs specified for yourvehicle’s engine.

The type should be marked on a label stuckinside the engine compartment. If it is not then

contact your RENAULT Dealer.Fitting spark plugs

which are not to specificationmay damage the engine.

(1) If not available, unleaded fuel with an octane rating of 91 may be used.

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WEIGHTS (in kg) - Basic vehicle with no options; may change during the year and depending on thecountry of marketing: see your RENAULT Dealer.

Versions 1.4 16V 1.6 16V 1.6 16VAutomatic

Vehicle type(see vehicle identification plate)

CM0BCM08CM1ACM0H

BM0BBM08BM1ABM0H

CM0CCM0JCM1B

BM0CBM0JBM1B

BM0P CM0Y BM0Y CM0CCM0JCM1B

BM0CBM0JBM1B

Kerb weightwithout driver

TotalFrontRear

1 145 1 165 1 155 1 175 1 218 1 210 1 230 1 205 1 225710 710 715 715 749 715 715 770 770435 455 440 460 469 495 515 435 455

Maximum permissibleaxle weight

FrontRear

1 015930

1 015965

1 015930

Maximum permissible all-up weight 1 695 1 715 1 705 1 725 1 723 1 740 1 760 1 755 1 775

Maximum permissible towing weight unbraked 650

Maximum permissible towing weight braked (1)driver only 1 300 1 350 1 250 1 300

other situations 1 000 950 1 000 950 900 950

Total train weight(= Maximum permissible all-up weight andtowing)

2 700 2 750 2 700 2 750 2 700 2 750 2 700 2 750

Permissible nose weight 75

Maximum permissible load on roof rack 80 (including mounting equipment)

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(1) 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, thoselaid down in the Road Traffic Regulations. Contact your RENAULT Dealer about any towing equipment. Under nocircumstances may the total train weight (= maximum permissible all-up weight and weight towed) be exceeded.

- If your vehicle is already at full load (max. permissible all-up weight), the maximum speed must be limited to 60 mph(100 km/h) and the tyre pressure increased by 0.2 bar (3 psi).

- The engine output and climbing capability are reduced with altitude. We recommend that the maximum load be reducedby 10% at an altitude of 1000 metres and by an additional 10% for each 1000 metres thereafter.

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WEIGHTS (in kg) - Basic vehicles with no options; may change during the year and depending on countryof marketing: see your RENAULT Dealer.

Versions 2.0 16V

Vehicle type(see vehicle identification plate)

CM0U BM0U CM05 BM05 CM1M BM1N BM0S

Kerb weightExcluding driver

TotalFrontRear

1 230 1 250 1 230 1 250 1 279 1 299 1 290785 785 785 785 813 813 810445 465 445 465 466 486 480

Max. permissibleaxle weight

FrontRear

1 060930

990931

Maximum permissible all-up weight 1 790 1 770 1 704 1 785 1 795

Maximum permissible towing weight unbraked 650

Maximum permissible towing weight braked (1)driver only 1 300

other situations 950 1 000 950 1 000 950 1 000

Total train weight(= Max. permissible all-up weight andtrailer)

2 800 2 750 2 800 2 700 2 800

Permissible nose weight 75

Maximum permissible load on roof rack 80 (including mounting equipment)

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(1) Towing weights(Towing a caravan, boat, etc.)

- It is important to comply with the towing weights governed by local legislation in each country and, in particular, thoselaid down in the Road Traffic Regulations. Contact your RENAULT Dealer about any towing equipment. Under nocircumstances may the total train weight (= maximum permissible all-up weight and weight towed) be exceeded.

- If your vehicle is already at full load (max. permissible all-up weight), the maximum speed must be limited to 60 mph(100 km/h) and the tyre pressure increased by 0.2 bar (3 psi).

- The engine output and climbing capability are reduced with altitude. We recommend that the maximum load be reducedby 10% at an altitude of 1000 metres and by an additional 10% for each 1000 metres thereafter.

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WEIGHTS (in kg) - Basic vehicles with no options; may change during the year and depending on countryof marketing: see your RENAULT Dealer.

Versions 2.0 16V 2.0 T

Vehicle type(see vehicle identification plate)

CM0UCM05

BM0UBM05

BM1M BM0S CM0W BM0W

Automatic

Kerb weightExcluding driver

TotalFrontRear

1 245 1 265 1 314 1 326 1 255 1 275800 800 828 848 815 815445 465 486 478 440 460

Max. permissibleaxle weight

FrontRear

1 060930

1 028929

1 060 930

Maximum permissible all-up weight 1 785 1 805 1 800 1 831 1 795 1 815

Maximum permissible towing weight unbraked 650

Maximum permissible towing weight braked (1)driver only 1 300 1 250 1 300

other situations 1 000 950 1 000 900 1 000 950

Total train weight(= Max. permissible all-up weight andtrailer)

2 800 2 750 2 800

Permissible nose weight 75

Maximum permissible load on roof rack 80 (including mounting equipment)

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(1) Towing weights(Towing a caravan, boat, etc.)

- It is important to comply with the towing weights governed by local legislation in each country and, in particular, thoselaid down in the Road Traffic Regulations. Contact your RENAULT Dealer about any towing equipment. Under nocircumstances may the total train weight (= maximum permissible all-up weight and weight towed) be exceeded.

- If your vehicle is already at full load (max. permissible all-up weight), the maximum speed must be limited to 60 mph(100 km/h) and the tyre pressure increased by 0.2 bar (3 psi).

- The engine output and climbing capability are reduced with altitude. We recommend that the maximum load be reducedby 10% at an altitude of 1000 metres and by an additional 10% for each 1000 metres thereafter.

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WEIGHTS (in kg) - Basic vehicles with no options; may change during the year and depending on countryof marketing: see your RENAULT Dealer.

Versions 1.5 dCi

Vehicle type(see vehicle identification plate)

CM0FCM02

GM0FGM02

BM0FSM0FBM02

CM02 BM02

Automatic

Kerb weightExcluding driver

TotalFrontRear

1 175 1 175 1 195 1 277 1 297740 725 740 824 824435 450 455 453 473

Max. permissibleaxle weight

FrontRear

1 015 1 015 1 015 1 006 1 004930 930 930 894 916

Maximum permissible all-up weight 1 725 1 725 1 745 1 782 1 802

Maximum permissible towing weight unbraked 650

Maximum permissible towing weight braked (1)driver only 1 300

other situations 950 1 000 950

Total train weight(= Max. permissible all-up weight andtrailer)

2 700 2 750 2 800 2 800

Permissible nose weight 75

Maximum permissible load on roof rack 80 (including mounting equipment)

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(1) Towing weights(Towing a caravan, boat, etc.)

- It is important to comply with the towing weights governed by local legislation in each country and, in particular, thoselaid down in the Road Traffic Regulations. Contact your RENAULT Dealer about any towing equipment. Under nocircumstances may the total train weight (= maximum permissible all-up weight and weight towed) be exceeded.

- If your vehicle is already at full load (max. permissible all-up weight), the maximum speed must be limited to 60 mph(100 km/h) and the tyre pressure increased by 0.2 bar (3 psi).

- The engine output and climbing capability are reduced with altitude. We recommend that the maximum load be reducedby 10% at an altitude of 1000 metres and by an additional 10% for each 1000 metres thereafter.

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WEIGHTS (in kg) - Basic vehicles with no options; may change during the year and depending on countryof marketing: see your RENAULT Dealer.

Versions 1.9 dCi

Vehicle type(see vehicle identification plate)

CM0GCM1GCM0O

BM0GBM1GBM0O

CM0L BM0L

Kerb weightExcluding driver

TotalFrontRear

1 250 1 270 1 307 1 327815 815 846 846435 455 461 481

Max. permissibleaxle weight

FrontRear

1 060 1 060 1 028 1 026930 930 902 920

Maximum permissible all-up weight 1 800 1 820 1 812 1 832

Maximum permissible towing weight unbraked 650

Maximum permissible towing weight braked (1)driver only 1 300

other situations 1 000 950 1 000

Total train weight(= Max. permissible all-up weightand trailer)

2 800 2 850 2 800 2 850

Permissible nose weight 75

Maximum permissible load on roof rack 80 (including mounting equipment)

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(1) 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, thoselaid down in the Road Traffic Regulations. Contact your RENAULT Dealer about any towing equipment. Under nocircumstances may the total train weight (= maximum permissible all-up weight and weight towed) be exceeded.

- If your vehicle is already at full load (max. permissible all-up weight), the maximum speed must be limited to 60 mph(100 km/h) and the tyre pressure increased by 0.2 bar (3 psi).

- The engine output and climbing capability are reduced with altitude. We recommend that the maximum load be reducedby 10% at an altitude of 1000 metres and by an additional 10% for each 1000 metres thereafter.

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REPLACEMENT PARTS AND REPAIRSOriginal RENAULT parts are designed to strict specifications and are regularly tested. Therefore, they are of at least thesame level of quality as the originally fitted part.If you always fit genuine RENAULT parts to your vehicle, you will ensure that it performs well. Furthermore, repairscarried out within the RENAULT Network using original replacement parts are guaranteed according to the conditions setout on the reverse of the repair order.

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ALPHABETICAL INDEXA ABS ................................................................. 2.20 - 2.21

Accessories socket .................................................... 3.29Accessories ................................................................ 5.26Additional headlights .............................................. 5.12Adjusting the driving position ................................ 1.21Air conditioning .......................................... 3.04 ➟ 3.16Air vents ........................................................ 3.02 - 3.03Airbag ........................................................... 1.25 ➟ 1.32Anti-lock braking system: ABS .................... 2.20 - 2.21Anti-pollution (advice) ................................ 2.09 ➟ 2.11Ashtray ...................................................................... 3.29Audible and visual warnings .................................. 1.75Automatic gearbox (use) ............................. 2.29 ➟ 2.32Automatic gearbox selector lever ............... 2.29 ➟ 2.32

B Battery ................................................ 4.11 - 5.20 ➟ 5.22Bonnet ............................................................ 4.02 - 4.03Brake fluid ................................................................ 4.11Brief overview .......................................................... 0.02Bulbs (replacing) .......................................... 5.09 ➟ 5.17Bulbs ............................................................. 5.09 ➟ 5.17

C Catalytic converter ........................................ 2.05 - 2.06Changing a wheel ..................................................... 5.05Changing gear .................................... 2.07 - 2.29 ➟ 2.32Child restraint devices ................................ 1.32 ➟ 1.42Child restraint system ................................. 1.32 ➟ 1.42Child restraints ............................................ 1.32 ➟ 1.42Child safety ................. 1.02 - 1.06 - 1.28 - 1.32 ➟ 1.42

- 3.17 - 3.18 - 3.22Children ....................... 1.02 - 1.06 - 1.28 - 1.32 ➟ 1.42

- 3.17 - 3.18 - 3.22Cigarette lighter ........................................................ 3.29Clock .......................................................................... 1.72Controls ........................................................ 1.44 ➟ 1.47Courtesy lights .................................. 3.24 - 5.15 ➟ 5.17Courtesy mirrors ....................................................... 3.21

C Cruise control - speed limiter .................... 2.23 ➟ 2.25Cruise control ............................................... 2.26 ➟ 2.28

D Dashboard ..................................................... 1.44 ➟ 1.47Demisting:

rear screen ....................................... 3.04 - 3.13 - 3.14windscreen ................................................. 3.05 - 3.14

Dimensions ............................................................... 6.04Dipstick .......................................................... 4.06 - 4.07Direction indicator lights ................... 1.75 - 5.10 - 5.13Door locking ...................................... 1.07 - 1.11 ➟ 1.14Doors / tailgate .................................. 1.09 ➟ 1.14 - 3.32Driving .......................................................... 2.02 ➟ 2.32Driving position ........................................... 1.44 ➟ 1.47

E Electric windows ......................................... 3.17 ➟ 3.20Electronic Stability Program: ESP ........................... 2.17Emergency brake assist ............................................ 2.22Emergency braking ................................................... 2.22Emergency key .................................... 1.02 - 1.03 - 1.11Emergency spare wheel ........................................... 5.02Engine (technical specifications) ............................ 6.05Engine coolant .......................................................... 4.10Engine immobiliser ....................................... 1.15 - 1.16Engine oil .................................................................. 4.08Engine oil capacity ................................................... 4.07Engine oil change ..................................................... 4.08Engine specifications ............................................... 6.05Engine starter/stop button ............................ 2.03 - 2.04Environment ............................................................. 2.12ESP: Electronic Stability Program ........................... 2.17Exterior lighting and signals ....................... 1.75 ➟ 1.78Exterior temperature ................................................ 1.72

F Faults (operating faults) .............................. 5.30 ➟ 5.37Filter:

air filter ................................................................. 4.11oil filter ................................................................. 4.08

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ALPHABETICAL INDEXF Fog lights ........................................................ 1.78 - 5.12

Front seat adjustment with manual controls ......... 1.19Front seat belt pretensioners ........................ 1.24 - 1.28Front seats (adjustment) .............................. 1.18 ➟ 1.23Fuel (filling) ................................................... 1.83 - 1.84Fuel (grade) .................................................... 1.83 - 1.84Fuel economy .............................................. 2.09 ➟ 2.11Fuel level ...................................................... 1.48 ➟ 1.71Fuel tank capacity ......................................... 1.83 - 1.84Fuses ............................................................... 5.18 - 5.19

G Gear lever .................................................................. 2.07Glove box ..................................................... 3.25 ➟ 3.28

H Handbrake ................................................................. 2.08Hazard warning lights ................................. 1.75 ➟ 1.78Headlight beam adjustment ..................................... 1.80Headlights (adjusting) .............................................. 1.80Headlights .................................................... 5.09 ➟ 5.12Headrest ......................................................... 1.17 - 1.18Heated seats .............................................................. 1.20Heating ......................................................... 3.04 ➟ 3.16Hubcap spanner ........................................................ 5.03

I Ignition switch ............................................... 2.02 - 2.03Indicators:

direction indicators .............................................. 1.75instrument panel ..................................... 1.48 ➟ 1.71

Information display .................................................. 1.59Instrument panel ......................................... 1.48 ➟ 1.71Instruments .................................................. 1.44 ➟ 1.71

J Jack ............................................................................ 5.03

L Lashing rings (location) ........................................... 3.33Levels ............................................................ 4.05 ➟ 4.11Lifting the vehicle (changing a wheel) ................... 5.05Lighting:

exterior ..................................................... 1.76 ➟ 1.79instrument panel .................................................. 1.76interior ........................................... 3.24 - 5.15 ➟ 5.17see-me-home ......................................................... 1.77

Lights:adjusting ................................................................ 1.79brake lights ................................................ 5.13 - 5.14dipped beam headlights ............... 1.76 - 5.09 ➟ 5.11direction indicators ........... 1.75 - 5.09 ➟ 5.11 - 5.14fog lights .......................................... 1.78 - 5.12 - 5.13hazard warning lights .......................................... 1.75main beam headlights .................... 1.77 - 5.09 - 5.10number plate lights .............................................. 5.14reversing lights ..................................................... 5.13side/tail lights ............................... 1.76 - 5.09 ➟ 5.13

Locking the doors ........................................ 1.02 ➟ 1.14Luggage compartment ................................. 3.31 ➟ 3.34

M Maintenance:bodywork ................................................... 4.12 - 4.13interior trim .......................................................... 4.14

mechanical ................................................... 4.04 ➟ 4.11Map reading lights ................................................... 3.24Methods of restraint in addition

to seat belts .............................................. 1.25 ➟ 1.31

O Operating faults ........................................... 5.30 ➟ 5.37

P Paintwork (maintenance) .............................. 4.12 - 4.13Paintwork (reference) ............................................... 6.02Power assisted steering ............................................ 2.08

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ALPHABETICAL INDEXP Practical advice ............................................ 2.09 ➟ 2.11

Pre-equipment for radio ................................ 5.24 - 5.25Puncture ....................................................... 5.02 ➟ 5.05

R Radio (fittings) ............................................... 5.24 - 5.25Radio installation .......................................... 5.24 - 5.25Rear bench seat ........................................................ 3.30Rear parcel shelf ....................................................... 3.32Rear screen (demisting) ................................ 3.04 - 3.13Rear seats (operation) ............................................... 3.30Rear-view mirrors .......................................... 1.74 - 1.75RENAULT Card: battery ........................................... 5.23RENAULT Card: use .................................... 1.02 ➟ 1.08Replacement parts .................................................... 6.16Replacing a bulb .......................................... 5.09 ➟ 5.17Reverse gear .............................................................. 2.07Roof rack bars ........................................................... 3.35Roof racks ................................................................. 3.35Running in ................................................................ 2.02

S Seat belts ...................................................... 1.21 ➟ 1.24Side repeater indicators ........................................... 5.14Speakers (location) ................................................... 5.24Speed limiter ................................................ 2.23 ➟ 2.25Starting the engine ........................................ 2.03 - 2.04Steering wheel (adjusting) ....................................... 1.71Stopping the engine ................................................. 2.04Storage compartments ...................... 3.25 ➟ 3.28 - 3.33Sun visor ................................................................... 3.21Sunroof ........................................................... 3.22 - 3.23

T Tanks and reservoirs:brake fluid reservoir ............................................. 4.10coolant ................................................................... 4.09fuel tank (capacity) .............................................. 1.82windscreen washer reservoir ............................... 4.11

T Technical specifications .............................. 6.02 ➟ 6.16Temperature control .................................... 3.04 ➟ 3.16Time ........................................................................... 1.43Towing (breakdown) ...................................... 5.27 - 5.28Towing a caravan ........................................... 6.06 - 6.13Towing points ................................................ 5.28 - 5.29Towing weights ............................................ 6.06 ➟ 6.15Traction control: ASR .................................... 2.18 - 2.19Transporting objects

in the luggage compartment ................................ 3.34Trip computer and warning system ........... 1.60 ➟ 1.71Tyre Pressure Monitor ................................. 2.13 ➟ 2.16Tyre pressures ........................ 0.04 - 2.13 ➟ 2.16 - 5.07Tyres ................ 0.04 - 0.05 - 2.13 ➟ 2.16 - 5.06 ➟ 5.08

V Variable power assisted steering ............................. 2.08Vehicle identification .................................... 6.02 - 6.03Vehicle identification plates ......................... 6.02 - 6.03Ventilation .................................................... 3.02 ➟ 3.16

W Warning buzzer (lights on) ........................... 1.09 - 1.77Warning lights .............................................. 1.48 ➟ 1.71Washers .............................................. 1.80 ➟ 1.82 - 4.11Washing .......................................................... 4.12 - 4.13Weights ........................................................... 6.06 - 6.15Wheelbrace ................................................................ 5.03Wheels (safety) ............................................. 5.06 ➟ 5.08Windscreen ............................................................... 3.20Windscreen wipers (blades) .................................... 5.26Wiper blades ............................................................. 5.26Wipers ........................................................... 1.79 ➟ 1.81

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