RENAULT CAPTUR 2017 1.G Owners Manual
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BATTERY: breakdown recovery (2/2)
Depending on the vehicle, unclip the
Connect the positive cable A to the
support on the (+) terminal 1, then to the
(+) terminal 4 of the battery supplying
Connect the negative cable B to the (–)
terminal 3 of the battery supplying the
current and then to the (–) terminal 2 of
the discharged battery.
Start the engine, and as soon as it starts
running, disconnect cables A and B in
reverse order ( 2 - 3 - 4 - 1 ).
Starting the vehicle using the
battery from another vehicle
If you have to use the battery from an-
other vehicle to start, obtain suitable
jump leads (with a large cross section)
from an approved dealer or, if you al-
ready have jump leads, ensure that
they are in perfect condition.
The two batteries must have an iden-
tical nominal voltage of 12 volts. The
battery supplying the current should
have a capacity (amp-hours, Ah) which
is at least the same as that of the dis-
Ensure that there is no risk of contact
between the two vehicles (risk of short
circuiting when the positive terminals
are connected) and that the discharged
battery is properly connected. Switch
off your vehicle ignition.
Start the engine of the vehicle supply-
ing the current and run it at an interme-
diate engine speed.
Check that there is no con-
tact between leads A and B
and that the positive lead A
is not touching any metal
parts on the vehicle supplying the
Risk of injury and/or damage to the
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Electrical and electronic accessories
Before installing this type of accessory (particularly for transmitters\
/receivers: frequency bandwidth, power level, po-
sition of the aerial, etc.), make sure it is compatible with your vehic\
le. You can get advice from an authorised dealer.
Connect accessories with a maximum power of 120 Watts only. Fire hazard. When several accessory sockets are
used at the same time, the total power of the connected accessories must\
not exceed 180 watts.
No work may be carried out on the vehicle’s electrical or radio circuits, except by authorised dealers: an incorre\
ctly connecte d
system may result in damage being caused to the electrical equipment and\
/or the components connected to it.
If the vehicle is fitted with any aftermarket electrical equipment, make\
sure that the installation is correctly protected by a fuse.
Establish the rating and position of this fuse.
Using the diagnostic socket
The use of electronic accessories on the diagnostic socket may cause ser\
ious disturbance to the vehicle’s electronic systems.
For your safety we recommend that you use only electronic accessories ap\
proved by the manufacturer, consult an Approved
Dealer. Serious accident risk.
Use of transmitting/receiving devices (telephones, CB equipment etc.).\
Telephones and CB equipment with integrated aerials may cause interferenc\
e to the electronic systems originally fitted to the
vehicle: it is advisable only to use equipment with an external aerial. \
Furthermore, we remind you of the need to conform
to the legislation in force concerning the use of such equipment.
Fitting aftermarket accessories
If you wish to install accessories on the vehicle: please contact an aut\
horised dealer. Also, to ensure the correct operation o f
your vehicle, and to avoid any risk to your safety, we recommend that you use only accessories specifically designed for y\
vehicle, which are the only accessories for which the manufacturer will \
provide a warranty.
If you are using an anti-theft device, only attach it to the brake pedal\
Obstructions to the driver
On the driver’s side, only use mats suitable for the vehicle, attached with the pre-fi\
tted components, and check the fitting re gu-
larly. Do not lay one mat on top of another. There is a risk of wedging the pedals.
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WINDSCREEN WIPER BLADES (1/2)
Check the condition of the wiper
blades. You are responsible for their
– clean the blades, windscreen and rear screen regularly with soapy
– do not use them when the wind- screen or rear screen are dry;
– free them from the windscreen or rear screen when they have not
been used for a long time.
– In frosty weather, make
sure that the wiper blades
are not stuck by ice (to
avoid the risk of the motor
– Check the condition of the wiper
They should be replaced as soon
as they become less efficient: ap-
proximately once a year.
When changing the blade, when it
has been removed, do not let the
wiper arm fall against the window:
risk of breaking the window.
To refit the wiper blade 1, insert it in its
housing in the arm 2, then clip it until
you hear a click. Make sure that the
blade is correctly locked in position.
For vehicles equipped with the auto-
matic windscreen wiper function, lift the
windscreen wiper stalk fully: the front
windscreen wiper blades will settle
down onto the bonnet.
Replacing windscreen wiper
With the ignition on and the engine stopped:
– for vehicles equipped with the au- tomatic windscreen wiper function,
lower the windscreen wiper stalk
fully: they stop slightly away from the
– lift the wiper arm 2;
– press the button firmly 3 then remove the blade 1.
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To refit the wiper blade, proceed in re-
verse order to removal. Make sure that
the blade is correctly locked in position.
Rear screen wiper blade 5
– With the ignition off, lift wiper arm 6;
– release the blade 5 by pulling it.
WINDSCREEN WIPER BLADES (2/2)
Before changing the rear
wiper blade, make sure the
stalk is in the stop position
Risk of injury.
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TOWING: breakdown recovery (1/2)
Before towing, unlock the steering
column: with the clutch depressed,
engage first gear (lever in position N
or R for vehicles with automatic gear-
boxes), insert the RENAULT card in the
card reader, then press the engine start
button for two seconds.
Reposition the lever to neutral (posi-
tion N for vehicles fitted with an auto-
The column is unlocked, the acces-
sory functions are supplied: the vehi-
cle lights can be used (indicators, brake
lights etc.). At night the vehicle must
have its lights on.
Once you have finished towing, press
the engine start button twice (risk of
running down the battery). The speed specified by current legis-
lation for towing must always be ob-
served. If your vehicle is the towing
vehicle, do not exceed the maximum
towing weight for your vehicle (refer to
the information on “Weights” in Section
Towing a vehicle with an
With the engine switched off, the trans-
mission is no longer lubricated. It is
preferable to tow this type of vehicle on
a trailer or tow it with the front wheels
off the ground.
exceptional circumstances, you
may tow the vehicle with all four wheels
on the ground, only going forward, with
the gear lever in the neutral N position,
and for a distance not exceeding
30 miles (50 km).
Do not remove the
RENAULT card from the
reader when the vehicle is
If the lever is stuck in P , even though
you are depressing the brake pedal, the
lever can be released manually. To do
this, unclip the base of the lever, then
insert a tool (with a hard rod to it) into
the slot 1 and press the button 2 at the
same time in order to unlock the lever.
Contact an authorised dealer as soon
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TOWING: breakdown recovery (2/2)
Only use the front 3 and rear 6 towing
(never use the drive shafts or any other
part of the vehicle)
These towing points may only be used
for towing: never use them for lifting the
vehicle directly or indirectly.Access to towing points
Unclip cover 5 or 7 by sliding a flat tool
(or the key integrated in the RENAULT
card) under the cover.
Tighten towing hitch 4 fully: as much
as possible by hand at first, then finish
tightening it using the wheelbrace or,
depending on the vehicle, the lever.
Only use the towing eye 4 and the
wheelbrace located under the lug-
gage compartment carpet in the tool kit
(please refer to the information under
“Tools” in Section 5).
When the engine is
stopped, steering and brak-
ing assistance are not op-
erational.Do not leave the tools unse-
cured inside the vehicle as
they may come loose under
– Use a rigid towing bar.
If a rope or cable is used
(where the law allows this),
the vehicle being towed
must be able to brake.
– A vehicle must not be towed if it is not fit to be driven.
– Avoid accelerating or braking suddenly when towing, as this
may result in damage being
caused to the vehicle.
– When towing a vehicle, it is ad- visable not to exceed 30 mph
– Do not push the vehicle if the steering column is locked.
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OPERATING FAULTS (1/6)
The following advice will enable you to carry out quick, temporary repai\
rs. For safety reasons you should always contact
an approved Dealer as soon as possible.
Using the RENAULT cardPOSSIBLE CAUSES WHAT TO DO
The RENAULT card does not lock or
unlock the doors. Card battery is flat.
Replace the battery. You can still lock/
unlock and start your vehicle (refer to the in-
formation on “Locking, unlocking the open-
ing elements” in Section 1 and “Starting,
stopping the engine” in Section 2).
Use of appliances operating on the
same frequency as the card (mobile
phone, etc.). Stop using the equipment or use the in-
tegrated key (refer to the information on
“Locking, unlocking the opening elements”
in Section 1).
Vehicle located in a high electromag-
netic radiation zone.
Vehicle battery flat. Use the key integrated in the card (refer to
the information on “Locking, unlocking the
opening elements” in Section 1).
The vehicle is started. With the engine running, the card’s locking/
unlocking device is blocked. Turn off the ig-
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OPERATING FAULTS (2/6)
The starter is activatedPOSSIBLE CAUSES WHAT TO DO
The instrument panel indicator lights are
weak or fail to light up and the starter
does not turn. Battery terminals not tight,
battery terminals discon-
nected or oxidised.Retighten or reconnect the terminals, or clean them if
they are oxidised.
Discharged battery or not
operational. Connect another battery to the faulty battery. Refer to
information on “Battery: troubleshooting” in Section 5
or replace the battery if necessary.
Do not push the vehicle if the steering column is
Faulty circuit. Consult an approved dealer.
The engine will not start. Starting conditions are not
fulfilled.Please refer to the information on “Starting, stopping
the engine” in Section 2.
The RENAULT “hands-free”
card does not work. Insert the card in the card reader in order to start the
Please refer to the information on “Starting, stopping
the engine” in Section 2.
The engine cannot be switched off. Card not detected. Insert the card in card reader.
Electronic fault. Press the starter button quickly five times.
The steering column remains locked. Steering wheel locked. Move the steering wheel while pressing the engine
start button (please refer to Section 2 “Starting, stop-
ping the engine”).
Faulty circuit. Consult an approved dealer.
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OPERATING FAULTS (3/6)
On the roadPOSSIBLE CAUSESWHAT TO DO
Vibrations. Tyres not inflated to correct pres-
sures, incorrectly balanced or dam-
aged. Check the tyre pressures: if this is not the
problem, have them checked by an ap-
White smoke from the exhaust. In the diesel version, this is necessar-
ily a fault. Smoke may be caused by
particle filter regeneration. Please refer to the information on “Special
features of diesel versions” in Section 2.
Smoke under the bonnet. Short-circuit or cooling system leak. Stop, switch off the ignition, stand away
from the vehicle and contact an approved
The oil pressure warning light comes
on: while cornering or braking The level is too low. Top up the engine oil level (refer to the in-
formation on “Engine oil level: topping up,
filling” in Section 4).
is slow to go out or remains lit
under acceleration Loss of oil pressure.
Stop the vehicle and contact an approved
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OPERATING FAULTS (4/6)
On the roadPOSSIBLE CAUSESWHAT TO DO
Steering becomes heavy. Assistance overheating. Consult an approved dealer.
The engine is overheating. The cool-
ant temperature indicator is in the
warning zone and warning light
® comes on. Engine cooling fan not working. Stop the vehicle, switch off the engine and
contact an approved dealer.
Coolant leaks. Check the coolant reservoir: it should con- tain fluid. If there is no coolant, consult an
approved dealer as soon as possible.
Coolant boiling in the coolant reser-
voir. Mechanical fault: damaged cylinder
head gasket. Stop the engine.
Contact an approved dealer.
If there is a significant lack of coolant, remember that it must never b\
e topped up using cold coolant while
the engine is very warm. After any procedure on the vehicle which has involved even partial drain\
ing of the cooling
system, it must be refilled with a new mixture prepared in the correct p\
roportions. Reminder: only products approved
by our Technical Department may be used for this purpose.