RENAULT CLIO 2015 X98 / 4.G Owners Manual
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SPECIAL FEATURES OF DIESEL VERSIONS
Diesel engine speed
Diesel engines are fitted with injection
equipment which prevents the engine
speed being exceeded irrespective of
the gear selected.
If the message “CHECK ANTI-
POLLUTION SYSTEM” is displayed
along with warning lights
©, consult an authorised dealer
When driving, depending on the fuel
grade used, it is possible that white
smoke may be emitted.
This is due to the exhaust particle filter
being cleaned automatically, and does
not affect the way the vehicle runs.
Running out of fuel
If the tank has been completely drai-
ned, the system must be reprimed after
the tank is refilled: see information on
the “fuel tank” in section 1 before res-
tarting the engine.
Do not park the vehicle or
run the engine in locations
where combustible subs-
tances or materials such
as grass or leaves can come into
contact with the hot exhaust system.
Precautions to be taken in
To avoid any faults in icy weather:
– ensure that the battery is always fully charged,
– always keep the diesel tank re- latively full to avoid water vapour
condensing in it and accumulating at
the bottom of the tank.
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Vehicles with manual gearbox: refer
to the grid on the gear lever knob 1.
Vehicles with automatic gear-
box: refer to the information on the
“Automatic gearbox” in Section 2.
Selecting reverse gear
The reversing lights will come on as
soon as reverse gear is selected with
the ignition on.
Pull the lever 3 up slightly, press
button 2 and then lower the lever to the
The red warning light on the instrument
panel will come on if you are driving
with an incorrectly released handbrake.
Pull lever 3 upwards. Check that the
vehicle is immobilised. The warning
D on the instrument panel will
When stationary, and de-
pending on the slope and/or
vehicle load, it may be ne-
cessary to pull up the hand-
brake at least two extra notches and
engage a gear (1
st or reverse gear)
for vehicles with a manual gearbox
or position P for vehicles with an au-
Make sure that the hand-
brake is fully released when
driving (red indicator light
off), otherwise overheating,
or even damage, may occur.
An impact to the under-
side of the vehicle while
manoeuvring (e.g.: stri-
king a post, raised kerb or
other street furniture) may result in
damage to the vehicle (e.g.: defor-
mation of an axle).
To avoid any risk of accident, have
your vehicle checked by an appro-
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DRIVING ADVICE, ECO-DRIVING (1/5)
Fuel consumption is accredited in ac-
cordance with a standard regulatory
method. Identical for all manufactu-
rers, this enables vehicles to be com-
pared with one another. Consumption
in real time depends on vehicle usage
conditions, the equipment fitted and the
user’s driving style. To optimise fuel
consumption, please refer to the fol-
Depending on the vehicle, you will have
various functions which enable you to
lower your fuel consumption:
– the rev counter;
– gear change indicator;
– the driving style indicator;
– the journey record and eco-driving advice via the multimedia display;
– ECO mode – activated by the ECO button.
If fitted on the vehicle, the navigation
system provides additional information.
Driving style indicator 2
Informs you about the driving style
adopted in real time. You will be notified
by the colour of warning light 2.
– Green: measured, economical driv- ing;
– Yellow: opt for a calmer driving style;
– Orange: driving too fast.
The driving style indicator is activated
by default. If you wish to deactivate it,
please see the multimedia system in-
Gear change indicator 1
To obtain optimum consumption levels,
a warning light on the instrument panel
lets you know the best time to move up
or down a gear:
Š move up a gear;
‰ move down a gear.
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Once the engine is switched off, you
will see “Journey record” displayed on
the screen 3, enabling you to view in-
formation relating to your last journey.
– average fuel consumption;
– number of miles/kilometres travelled;
– number of miles/kilometres saved. An overall rating from 0 to 100 is dis-
played to let you assess your eco driv-
ing performance. The higher the rating,
the lower the fuel consumption.
Eco advice is given to help improve
With your favourite journeys saved, you
can evaluate your performance.
For more information, please see the
multimedia system instructions.
DRIVING ADVICE, ECO-DRIVING (2/5)
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DRIVING ADVICE, ECO-DRIVING (3/5)
ECO mode is a function which opti-
mises fuel consumption. It acts on all
elements which consume fuel (engine
power, heating and/or air conditioning,
etc).Disabling the function
Press switch 4.
light goes out on the instru-
ment panel to confirm deactivation.
Activating the function
Press switch 4.
5 warning light comes on on
the instrument panel to confirm activa-
While driving, it is possible to leave the
ECO mode temporarily in order to im-
prove engine performance.
Depress the accelerator pedal firmly
ECO mode is reactivated when you
take pressure off the accelerator pedal.
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Driving advice, Eco-driving
– Drive carefully for the first few miles until the engine reaches its normal
operating temperature, rather than
let it warm up while the vehicle is sta-
– Speed is expensive.
– Sporty driving uses a lot of fuel: drive with a light right foot.
– Do not overrev the engine in the in- termediate gears.
You should always use the highest gear possible.
Obstructions to the driver
On the driver’s side, only
use mats adapted to the ve-
hicle that attach to the pre-
installed parts, and regularly check
their mounting. Do not place several
mats on top of each other.
There is a risk of wedging the
DRIVING ADVICE, ECO-DRIVING (4/5)
– Avoid sudden acceleration.
– Brake as little as possible. If you an- ticipate an obstacle or bend in ad-
vance, you may then simply release
the accelerator pedal.
– Do not try to maintain the same speed up a hill, accelerate no more
than you would on the level. Keep
your foot in the same position on the
– Double declutching and accelerating before switching off are unnecessary
in modern vehicles.
– Bad weather, flooded roads:
Do not drive through
floods if the water is
above the lower edge of
the wheel rims.
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DRIVING ADVICE, ECO-DRIVING (5/5)
Advice on use
– Favour ECO mode.
– Electricity is fuel; switch off all the electrical components which are
not really needed. However (safety
first), keep your lights on when the
visibility is bad (“see and be seen”).
– Use the air vents. Driving with the windows open at 60 mph (100 km/h)
will increase fuel consumption by
– Never fill the fuel tank right to the brim to avoid overflow.
– In vehicles fitted with air condi-
tioning, it is normal to observe an
increase in fuel consumption (espe-
cially in urban conditions) when it is
used. For vehicles fitted with manual
air conditioning, switch off the system
when it is not required.
Advice for reducing consumption
and therefore helping to preserve
If the vehicle has been parked in the
sun, open the doors for a few mo-
ments to let the hot air escape before
starting the engine.
– Do not leave an empty roof rack fitted to the vehicle.
– It is better to fit a trailer for bulky ob- jects.
– When towing a caravan, fit a wind deflector and adjust it carefully.
– Avoid using the car for door-to-door calls (short journeys with long waits
in between) because the engine
never reaches its normal operating
– An underinflated tyre increases fuel consumption.
– The use of non-recommended tyres can increase fuel consumption.
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MAINTENANCE AND ANTIPOLLUTION ADVICE
Your vehicle complies with criteria for
recycling and recovering vehicles at the
end of their service life which will come
into force in 2015.
Some parts of your vehicle have there-
fore been designed to facilitate future
These parts are easy to remove so
that they can be recovered and repro-
cessed by recycling companies.
By virtue of its design, moderate fuel
consumption and initial settings, your
vehicle also conforms to current anti-
pollution regulations. The manufactu-
rer is actively striving to reduce pollu-
tant exhaust gas emissions and to save
energy. But the fuel consumption of
your vehicle and the level of pollutant
exhaust gas emissions are also your
responsibility. Ensure that it is maintai-
ned and used correctly.
It is important to remember that fai-
lure to respect antipollution regulations
could lead to legal action being taken
against the vehicle owner.In addition, replacing engine, fuel
supply system and exhaust compo-
nents with parts other than those origi-
nally recommended by the manufactu-
rer may alter your vehicle so that it no
longer complies with antipollution regu-
Have your vehicle adjusted and chec-
ked by an approved Dealer, in accor-
dance with the instructions given in
your maintenance schedule: they will
have all the equipment necessary for
ensuring that your vehicle is maintained
to its original standard.
– Spark plugs:
for optimum condi-
tions of use, output and performance
the specifications laid down by our
Design Department must be strictly
If the spark plugs have to be changed, use the make, type and gap specified
for your vehicle’s engine. Contact an
approved dealer for this.
– Air filter, diesel filter: a choked ele-ment will reduce efficiency. It must be
– Ignition and idle speed: no adjust-
ment is needed.
Exhaust gas monitoring
The exhaust gas monitoring system will
detect any operating faults in the vehi-
cle’s antipollution system.
If this system malfunctions, toxic subs-
tances may be released into the atmos-
phere or damage may occur.
ÄThis warning light on the ins-
trument panel will indicate if
there are any faults in the system:
This lights up when the ignition is
switched on and goes out when the
engine is started.
– If it lights up continuously, consult an approved Dealer as soon as pos-
– if it flashes, reduce the engine speed until the light stops flashing. Contact
your approved dealer as soon as
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Your vehicle has been designed to
emit fewer greenhouse gases (CO2)
while in use, and therefore to consume
less fuel (eg. 140 g/km, equivalent to
5.3 l/100 km for a diesel vehicle).
Our vehicles are also equipped with a
particle filter system including a cata-
lytic converter, an oxygen sensor and
an active carbon filter (the latter pre-
vents vapour from the fuel tank being
released into the open air).
For certain diesel vehicles, this system
also has a particle filter to reduce the
volume of soot particles emitted.
Please make your own
protecting the environment
– Worn parts replaced in the course of routine vehicle maintenance (vehi-
cle battery, oil filter, air filter, batter-
ies, etc.) and oil containers (empty or
filled with used oil) must be disposed
of through specialist organisations. – At the end of the vehicle’s service
life, it should be sent to approved
centres to ensure that it is recycled.
– In all cases, comply with local legis- lation.
Your vehicle is 85% recyclable and
To achieve these objectives, many of
the vehicle components have been de-
signed to enable them to be recycled.
The materials and structures have
been carefully designed to allow these
components to be easily removed and
reprocessed by specialist companies.
In order to preserve raw material re-
sources, this vehicle incorporates nu-
merous parts made from recycled plas-
tics or renewable materials (vegetable
or animal-derived materials such as
cotton or wool).
Your vehicle has been designed with
respect for the environment in mind for
its entire service life: during production,
use and at the end of its life.
This commitment is illustrated by the of
the manufacturer eco² signature.Manufacture
Your vehicle has been manufactured at
a factory which complies with a policy
to reduce the environmental impact
on the surrounding areas (reduction of
water and energy consumption, visual
and noise pollution, atmospheric emis-
sions and waste water; sorting and re-
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TYRE PRESSURE LOSS WARNING (1/3)
If fitted on the vehicle this system warns
the driver of pressure loss in one or
Each wheel (except for the emergency
spare wheel) has a sensor in the infla-
tion valve which periodically measures
the tyre pressure while driving.
1 comes on to
alert the driver in the event of insuffi-
cient pressure (deflated wheel, punc-
tured tyre, etc.).
Resetting the standard level
for the tyre pressures
This should be done:
– when the standard tyre pressure needs to be changed to adapt to
usage conditions (empty, carrying a
load, motorway driving, etc.);
– after swapping a wheel (however this practice is not recommended);
– after changing a wheel.
It should always be done after checking
the tyre pressure of all four tyres when
Tyre pressures must correspond to the
current usage of the vehicle (empty,
carrying a load, motorway driving, etc.).
This function is an addi-
tional driving aid.
However, the function does
not take the place of the
driver. It cannot, therefore, under
any circumstances replace the vig-
ilance or the responsibility of the
Check the tyre pressures, including
the emergency spare wheel, once a