snow chains RENAULT CLIO 2015 X98 / 4.G Owners Manual
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Electronic stability program
(ESC) with understeer control
and traction control
Electronic stability control ESC
This system helps you to keep control
of the vehicle in critical driving condi-
tions (avoiding an obstacle, loss of grip
on a bend, etc.).
A sensor in the steering wheel detects
the direction selected by the driver.
Other sensors throughout the vehicle
measure the actual direction.
The system compares driver input to
the actual trajectory of the vehicle and
corrects the trajectory if necessary by
controlling the braking of certain wheels
and/or engine power. In the event that
the system is engaged, indicator light
flashes on the instrument panel.
DRIVER CORRECTION DEVICES AND AIDS (2/4)
This system optimises the action of the
ESC in the case of pronounced under-
steer (loss of front axle road holding).
This system helps to limit wheelspin of
the drive wheels and to control the ve-
hicle when pulling away accelerating or
Using the wheel sensors, the system
measures and compares the speed of
the drive wheels at all times and slows
down their over-rotation. If a wheel is
starting to slip, the system brakes au-
tomatically until the drive supplied be-
comes compatible with the level of grip
under the wheel again.
The system also adjusts the engine
speed to the grip available under the
wheels, independently of the pressure
exerted on the accelerator pedal.Operating faults
When the system detects an operating
fault the message “CHECK ESC” and
© and appear
on the instrument panel. In this case,
the ESC and traction control system
Consult an approved dealer.
Disabling the traction control
In some situations (driving on very wet
ground: snow, mud, etc. or driving with
snow chains fitted), the system may
reduce the engine output to limit whee-
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TYRE PRESSURE (2/2)
Special note concerning fully laden
vehicles (Maximum Permissible All-Up
Weight) and towing a trailer: the maxi-
mum speed must be limited to 60 mph
(100 kph) and the tyre pressure in-
creased by 0.2 bar.
Please refer to the information on
“Weights” in Section 6. Tyre safety and use of snow chains:
Refer to the information on “Tyres” in
Section 5 for the servicing conditions
and, depending on the version, the use
For your safety, please re-
spect the speed limit.
When they need to be re-
placed, only tyres of the
same make, size, type and profile
should be used on a single axle.
They must: either have a load ca-
pacity and speed rating at least
equal to those of the original
tyres, or conform to those recom-
mended by an authorised dealer.
Failure to heed these instructions
could endanger your safety and
affect your vehicle’s roadworthi-
Risk of loss of control of the ve-
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In case of puncture
Depending on the vehicle, a tyre infla-
tion kit or emergency spare wheel is
provided (refer to the following pages).
If the emergency spare wheel has been stored for several years, have it \
checked by your Dealer to ensure that it is safe to use.
Vehicle fitted with an emergency spare wheel that differs from the
– Never fit more than one emergency spare wheel to the same vehicle.
– As the punctured wheel is wider than the emergency spare wheel, the vehi\
cle’s ground clearance is reduced.
– Replace the emergency spare wheel as soon as possible with a wheel ident\
i- cal to the original one.
– When this is fitted to the vehicle, which must only be a temporary measu\
re, the driving speed must not exceed the speed indicated on the label on the wh\
– Fitting an emergency spare wheel may alter the way the vehicle usually r\
uns. Avoid sudden acceleration or deceleration and reduce your speed when cor-\
– If you need to use snow chains, fit the emergency spare wheel to the rea\
r axle and check the tyre pressure.
PUNCTURE, EMERGENCY SPARE WHEEL (1/4)
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Emergency spare wheel
Refer to the information on the
“Emergency spare wheel” and in-
structions on “Changing a wheel” in
Changing wheels around
This practice is not recommended.
Fitting new tyres
Snow or Winter tyres
We would recommend that these be
fitted to all four wheels to ensure that
your vehicle retains maximum adhe-
Warning : These tyres sometimes have
a specific direction of rotation and a
maximum speed index which may be
lower than the maximum speed of your
This type of equipment may only be
used for a limited period and as laid
down by local legislation. It is neces-
sary to observe the speed specified by
These tyres must, at a minimum, be
fitted to the two front wheels.
Chains may only be fitted
to tyres of the same size
as those originally fitted to
In all cases, we would recommend
that you contact an approved dealer
who will be able to advise you on
the choice of equipment which is
most suitable for your vehicle.
18” wheels cannot be
fitted with chains.
If you wish to fit snow
chains, you must use spe-
cial equipment .
Consult an approved Dealer.
Use in winter
For safety reasons, fitting snow
chains to the rear axle is strictly for-
Chains cannot be fitted to tyres which
are larger than those originally fitted to
For safety reasons, this op-
eration must be carried out
by a specialist.
Fitting different tyres may
change your vehicle as follows:
– it may mean that your vehicle no longer conforms to current regu-
– it may change the way it handles when cornering;
– it may cause the steering to be heavy;
– it may affect the use of snow chains.