RENAULT CLIO 2015 X98 / 4.G Owner's Manual
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To raise or lower the seat
Move lever 2 as many times as neces-
sary upwards or downwards.
With the ignition switched on, press
switch 3 on the required seat. The indi-
cator light in the switch lights up.
The system, which has a thermostat,
regulates the heating and deactivates it
To move the seat forwards or
Lift handle 1 to unlock. Release the
handle once the seat is in the correct
position and ensure that the seat is
FRONT SEATS (1/3)
For safety reasons, carry
out any adjustments when
the vehicle is not being
Nothing should be placed on the
floor (area in front of driver) as such
objects may slide under the pedal
during braking manoeuvres, thus
obstructing its use.
To tilt the seatback
Turn control knob 4 and tilt the seat-
back to the desired position.
We would advise you not
to recline the seatbacks too
far to ensure that the effec-
tiveness of the seat belts is
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FRONT SEATS (2/3)
Passenger seat table
(depending on the vehicle)
Make sure that nothing prevents the
seat from moving.
– Move the seat as far back as possi-ble;
– lower the headrest as far as it will go;
– hold the seatback by the top to guide it downwards, and simultaneously
activate control 5 and fold the seat-
– press on the back of the seatback to lock it in place. Make sure you lock
the seatback properly.
To reposition the passenger seat
Make sure that nothing prevents the
seat from moving.
– Activate control 5 to unlock the seat-
– Lift the seat back;
– Make sure the seat is correctly locked in position.For your safety, attach any
transported objects when
the seat is in the table po-
When the front seat is in
table position, the front pas-
senger air bag must be dis-
abled (see information on
“Child safety: activating/deactivat-
ing the front passenger air bag” in
Risk of serious injury caused by
items resting on the seatback table
which may be dislodged when the
air bag is deployed.
The label (on the dashboard) and
the markings (on the windscreen)
remind you of these instructions.
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FRONT SEATS (3/3)
Central armrest 5
To adjust the armrest upwards
Lift armrest to the desired position.
To adjust the armrest downwards
Lift the armrest to the storage position
along the seat back, then lower it. To store away the armrest
Lift the armrest to the storage posi-
tion A. Check that it is correctly locked.
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Always wear your seat belt when trav-
elling in your vehicle. You must also
comply with the legislation of the par-
ticular country you are in.
SEAT BELTS (1/4)
Incorrectly adjusted or
twisted seat belts may
cause injuries in the event
of an accident.
Use one seat belt per person,
whether child or adult.
Even pregnant women should wear
a seat belt. In this case, ensure that
the lap belt is not exerting too much
pressure on the abdomen, but do
not allow any slack.
Before starting, first adjust your driv-
ing position, then ask all occupants
to adjust their seat belts to ensure
Adjusting your driving
– Sit well back in your seat (having
first removed your coat or jacket).
This is essential to ensure your back
is positioned correctly;
– adjust the distance between the seat and the pedals. Your seat
should be as far back as possible
while still allowing you to depress
the clutch pedal fully. The seatback
should be adjusted so that your arms
are slightly bent when you hold the
– adjust the position of your head- rest. For the maximum safety, your
head must be as close as possible to
– adjust the height of the seat. This
adjustment allows you to select the
seat position which offers you the
best possible view ;
– adjust the position of the steering
Adjusting the seat belts
Sit with your back firmly against the
Shoulder strap 1 should be as close as
possible to the base of the neck but not
Lap belt 2 should be worn flat over the
thighs and against the pelvis.
The belt should be worn so that it is
as close as possible to your body, i.e.:
avoid wearing heavy clothing or keep-
ing bulky objects under the belts, etc.
Make sure that the rear bench seat
is locked in position correctly so that
the rear seat belts will operate effi-
ciently. Refer to the information on
the “Rear bench seat: functions” in
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SEAT BELTS (2/4)
ßFront seat belt reminder
This lights up on the central display
when the engine is started then, if the
driver’s or front passenger’s seat belt
(if this seat is occupied) is not fastened
and the vehicle has reached approxi-
mately 12 mph (20 km/h), it flashes and
a bleep sounds for around 2 minutes.
Note: an object placed on the passen-
ger seat base may activate the warning
light in some cases.
Rear seat belt reminder (depending
ß warning light on the cen-
tral display lights up accompanied by a
message on the instrument panel indi-
cating the number of seat belts buck-
led for approximately 30 seconds each
– the vehicle is started;
– a door is opened;
– a rear seat belt is fastened or unfas- tened.
Check that the rear passengers are
wearing seat belts and that the number
of seat belt shown as fastened corre-
sponds to the number of rear bench
seat places occupied.Adjusting the height of the
front seat belts
Press button 6 to adjust the seat belt
height so that shoulder strap 1 is worn
as shown previously. Press button 6
and raise or lower the seat belt. Make
sure that the seat belt is locked in posi-
tion correctly after you have adjusted it.
Press button 4 and the seat belt will be
rewound by the inertia reel. Guide the
Unwind the belt slowly and smoothly
and ensure that buckle 3 locks into
catch 5 (check that it is locked by pull- ing on buckle 3).
If the belt jams, allow it to return slightly
before attempting to unwind it again.
If your seat belt is completely jammed,
pull slowly, but firmly, so that just over
3 cm unwinds. Allow it to return slightly
before attempting to unwind it again.
If there is still a problem, contact an ap-
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Fasten sliding buckle 10 into the corre-
sponding red catch 12.
SEAT BELTS (3/4)
Check that the rear seat
belts are positioned and
operating correctly each
time the rear bench seat is
Rear centre seat belt
Unwind belt 9 slowly from its housing,
then fasten buckle 8 into the corre-
sponding black catch 11.
Rear side seat belts 7
The belts are locked, unlocked and
adjusted in the same way as the front
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SEAT BELTS (4/4)
– No modification may be made to the component parts of the originally fit\
ted restraint system: seat belts, seats and
their mountings. For special operations (e.g. fitting child seats), co\
ntact an authorised dealer.
– Do not use devices which allow any slack in the belts (e.g. clothes peg\
s, clips, etc.): a seat belt which is worn too
loosely may cause injury in the event of an accident.
– Never wear the shoulder strap under your arm or behind your back.
– Never use the same belt for more than one person and never hold a baby o\
r child on your lap with your seat belt around them.
– The belt should never be twisted.
– Following an accident, have the seat belts checked and replaced if neces\
sary. Always replace your seat belts as soon as they show any signs of wear.
– When putting back the rear bench seat, make sure the seat belts are corr\
ectly positioned so that they can be used properly.
– Make sure that the buckle is inserted into the appropriate catch.
– Ensure that no objects are placed in the area around the seat belt catch\
as they could prevent it from being properly se- cured.
– Make sure the seat belt catch is properly positioned (it should not be \
hidden away, crushed or flattened by people or ob- jects).
The following information applies to the vehicle’s front and rear seat belts.
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METHODS OF RESTRAINT IN ADDITION TO THE FRONT SEAT BELTS (1/4)
– Have the entire restraint
system checked following
– No operation whatso-
ever is permitted on any part of
the system (pretensioners, air
bags, computers, wiring) and the
system components must not
be reused on any other vehicle,
even if identical.
– To avoid incorrect triggering of the system which may cause
injury, only qualified personnel
from an approved Dealer may
work on the pretensioner and air
– The electric trigger system may only be tested by a specially
trained technician using special
– When the vehicle is scrapped, contact an approved Dealer for
disposal of the pretensioner and
air bag gas generators.Depending on the vehicle, they will con-
– front seat belt inertia reel preten-sioners;
– chest-level load limiters;
– air bags for driver and front pas- senger.
These systems are designed to act in-
dependently or together when the vehi-
cle is subjected to a frontal impact.
Depending on the severity of the
impact, the system can trigger:
– seat belt locking;
– the seat belt inertia reel pretensioner (which engages to correct seat belt
The pretensioners hold the seat belt
against the body, holding the occupant
more securely against the seat, thus in-
creasing the seat belt’s efficiency.
With the ignition on, following a signif-
icant frontal impact and depending on
the severity of the impact, the system
may trigger the seat belt inertia reel
pretensioner 1, which instantly retracts
the seat belt.
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Above a certain severity of impact, this
mechanism is used to limit the force of
the belt against the body so that it is at
an acceptable level.
Airbags for driver and front
Fitted to the driver and passenger side.
The presence of this equipment is in-
dicated by the word “Air bag” on the
steering wheel and dashboard (air bag
zone A) and, depending on the vehicle,
a symbol on the lower section of the
Each air bag system consists of:
– an air bag and gas generator fitted on the steering wheel for the driver
and in the dashboard for the front
– an electronic unit for system monitor- ing which controls the gas generator
electrical trigger system;
– a single
å warning light on the
METHODS OF RESTRAINT IN ADDITION TO THE FRONT SEAT BELTS (2/4)
The air bag system uses
pyrotechnic principles. This
explains why, when the air
bag inflates, it will gener-
ate heat, produce smoke (this does
not mean that a fire is about to start)
and make a noise upon detonation.
In a situation where an air bag is
required, it will inflate immediately
and this may cause some minor, su-
perficial grazing to the skin or other
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METHODS OF RESTRAINT IN ADDITION TO THE FRONT SEAT BELTS (3/4)
Warning light 4 å will light up on
the instrument panel when the ignition
is turned on and then go out after a few
If it does not light up when the ignition
is switched on, or comes on when the
engine is running, there is a fault in the
Contact your approved Dealer as soon
as possible. Your protection will be re-
duced until this fault is rectified.
This system is only operational when
the ignition is switched on.
In a severe frontal impact, the air bags
inflate rapidly, cushioning the impact
of the driver’s head and chest against
the steering wheel and of the front pas-
senger against the dashboard. The air
bags then deflate immediately so that
the passengers are not in any way hin-
dered from leaving the vehicle.