RENAULT CLIO SPORT TOURER 2015 X98 / 4.G Owner's Guide
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METHODS OF RESTRAINT IN ADDITION TO THE FRONT SEAT BELTS (4/4)
Warnings concerning the driver’s air bag
– Do not modify the steering wheel or the steering wheel boss.
– Do not cover the steering wheel boss under any circumstances.
– Do not attach any objects (badge, logo, clock, telephone holder, etc.) to the steering wheel boss.
– The steering wheel must not be removed (except by qualified personnel f\
rom our Network).
– When driving, do not sit too close to the steering wheel. Sit with your \
arms slightly bent (see the information on “Adjusting
your driving position” in Section 1). This will allow sufficient space for the air bag to deploy correctly and be fully effective.
Warnings concerning the passenger air bag
– Do not attach or glue any objects (badge, logo, clock, telephone holder\
, etc.) to the dashboard on or near the air bag.
– Do not place anything between the dashboard and the passenger (pet, umb\
rella, walking stick, parcels, etc.).
– The passenger must not put his or her feet on the dashboard or seat as t\
here is a risk that serious injuries may occur. In general, parts of the body should be kept away from the dashboard (knee\
s, hands, head, etc.).
– The devices in addition to the front passenger seat belt should be react\
ivated as soon as a child seat is removed, to ensure the protection of the passenger in the event of an impact.
A REAR-FACING CHILD SEAT MUST NOT BE FITTED TO THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT UNLESS THE ADDITIONAL RESTRAINT SYSTEMS, I.E. THE PASSENGER AIR BAG, ARE DEACTIVATED.
(refer to the information on “Child safety: deactivating/activating \
the front passenger air bag” in Section 1)
All of the warnings below are given so that the air bag is not obstructe\
d in any way when it is inflated and also to prevent
the risk of serious injuries caused by items which may be dislodged when\
the air bag inflates.
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METHODS OF RESTRAINT IN ADDITION TO THE REAR SIDE SEAT BELTS
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.
– Have the entire restraint
system checked following
– No operation whatsoever
is permitted on any part of the
system (air bags, electronic con-
trol units, wiring) and the system
components must not be reused
on any other vehicle, even if iden-
– Only qualified personnel from our Network may work on the air
bags; otherwise the system may
trigger accidentally and cause
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This airbag may be fitted to each of the
front seats and is activated at the sides
of the seats (door side) to protect the
occupants in the event of a severe side
SIDE PROTECTION DEVICES
Warning relating to the side airbag
– Fitting seat covers: seats equipped with an airbag require covers spe-
cifically designed for your vehicle. Contact an approved Dealer to find \
if these covers are available. The use of any covers other than those de-
signed for your vehicle (and including those designed for another vehic\
affect the operation of the airbags and reduce your protection.
– Do not place any accessories, objects or even pets between the seatback,\
the door and the internal fittings. Do not cover the seatback with any items\
clothes or accessories. This may prevent the air bag from operating correctly
or cause injury when the airbag is deployed.
– No work or modification whatsoever may be carried out on the seat or int\
ernal fittings, except by qualified personnel from an approved Dealer.
– This airbag operates through slits in the front seatbacks (door side):\
never insert any objects in these slits.
Depending on the vehicle, a mark-
ing on the windscreen informs you
of the presence of additional means
of restraint (air bags, pretensioners,
etc.) in the passenger compartment.
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ADDITIONAL METHODS OF RESTRAINT
The airbag is designed to complement the action of the seat belt. Both t\
he air bags and seat belts are integral parts of
the same protection system. It is therefore essential to wear seat belts\
at all times. If seat belts are not worn, the oc-
cupants are exposed to the risk of serious injury in the event of an acc\
ident. It may also increase the risk of minor su-
perficial injuries occurring when the airbag is deployed, although such \
minor injuries are always possible with air bags.
If the vehicle should overturn or in the event of a rear impact, however\
severe, the pretensioners and airbags are not always
triggered. Impacts to the underside of the vehicle, e.g. from pavements,\
potholes or stones, can all trigger these systems.
– No work or modification whatsoever may be carried out on any part of the airbag system (airbags, pretensi\
wiring harness, etc.), except by qualified Network personnel.
– To ensure that the system is in good working order and to avoid accidenta\
l triggering of the system which may cause injury, only qualified Network personnel may work on the airbag system.
– As a safety precaution, have the airbag system checked if your vehicle h\
as been involved in an accident, or is stolen or broken 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 approved Dealer for disposal o\
f the gas generator(s).
All of the warnings below are given so that the airbag is not obstructed in any way when it is inflated and also to prevent
the risk of serious injuries caused by items which may be dislodged when\
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CHILD SAFETY: General information (1/2)
Children, and adults, must be correctly
seated and strapped in for all journeys.
The children being carried in your vehi-
cle are your responsibility.
A child is not a miniature adult. Children
are at risk of specific injuries as their
muscles and bones have not yet fin-
ished growing. The seat belt alone
would not provide suitable protection.
Use an approved child seat and ensure
you use it correctly.
A collision at 30 mph
(50 km/h) is the same as fall-
ing a distance of 10 metres.
Transporting a child without
a restraint is the equivalent of allow-
ing him or her to play on a fourth-
floor balcony without railings.
Never travel with a child held in your
arms. In the event of an accident,
you will not be able to keep hold of
the child, even if you yourself are
wearing a seat belt.
If your vehicle has been involved in
a road accident, replace the child
seat and have the seat belts and
ISOFIX anchorage points checked.
To prevent the doors being
opened, use the “Child
safety” device (refer to the
information on “Opening
and closing the doors” in Section 1).
when parking or stopping
Never leave an animal,
child or adult who is not self-suffi-
cient alone on your vehicle, even for
a short time.
They may pose a risk to themselves
or to others by starting the engine,
activating equipment such as the
electric windows or by locking the
Also, in hot and/or sunny weather,
please remember that the tempera-
ture inside the passenger compart-
ment increases very quickly.
RISK OF DEATH OR SERIOUS
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CHILD SAFETY: General information (2/2)
Using a child seat
The level of protection offered by the
child seat depends on its ability to re-
strain your child and on its installation.
Incorrect installation compromises the
protection it offers the child in the event
of harsh braking or an impact.
Before purchasing a child seat, check
that it complies with the regulations for
the country you are in and that it can
be fitted in your vehicle. Consult an ap-
proved dealer to find out which seats
are recommended for your vehicle.
Before fitting a child seat, read the
manual and respect its instructions. If
you experience any difficulties during
installation, contact the manufacturer
of the equipment. Keep the instructions
with the seat.Set a good example by always fas-
tening your seat belt and teaching
– to strap themselves in correctly;
– to always get in and out of the car at the kerb, away from busy traf-
Do not use a second-hand child
seat or one without an instruction
Check that there are no objects in
the vicinity of the child seat which
could impede its operation.
Never leave a child unat-
tended in the vehicle.
Check that your child is
always strapped in and that
the belt or safety harness used is
correctly set and adjusted. Avoid
wearing bulky clothing which could
cause the belts to slacken.
Never let your child put their head or
arms out of the window.
Check that the child is in the correct
position for the entire journey, espe-
cially if asleep.
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CHILD SAFETY: choosing a child seat
Rear-facing child seats
A baby’s head is, proportionally, heavier
than that of an adult and its neck is very
fragile. Transport the child in this po-
sition for as long as possible (until the
age of 2 at the very least). It supports
both the head and the neck.
Choose a bucket type seat for best side
protection and change it as soon as the
child’s head is higher than the shell.Forward-facing child seats
The child’s head and abdomen need to
be protected as a priority. A forward-fac-
ing child seat which is firmly attached to
the vehicle will reduce the risk of impact
to the head. Ensure your child travels in
a forward-facing seat with a harness for
as long as their size permits.
Choose a bucket type seat for optimum
side protection.Booster cushions
From 15 kg or 4 years, the child can
travel using a booster seat, which will
enable the seat belt to be adapted to
suit his/her size and shape. The boos-
ter seat cushion must be fitted with
guides to position the seat belt on the
child’s thighs rather than the stomach.
It is recommended that you use a seat-
back fitted with a belt strap guide which
can be adjusted in terms of height to
position the seat belt in the centre of the
shoulder. It must never rest on the neck
or on the arm.
Choose a bucket type seat for optimum
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CHILD SAFETY: choosing a child/baby seat mounting (1/2)
There are two ways of attaching child
seats: via the seat belt or using the
Attachment via the seat belt
The seat belt must be adjusted to
ensure that it is effective in the event of
harsh braking or an impact.
Ensure that the strap paths indicated
by the child seat manufacturer are re-
Always check that the seat belt is cor-
rectly fastened by pulling it up, then
pulling it out fully whilst pressing on the
Check that the seat is correctly held by
moving it from side to side and back
to front: the seat should remain firmly
Check that the child seat has not been
installed at an angle and that it is not
resting against a window.
Do not use the child seat
if it may unfasten the seat
belt restraining it: the base
of the seat must not rest on
the buckle and/or catch of the seat
The seat belt must never
be twisted or the tension
relieved. Never pass the
shoulder strap under the
arm or behind the back.
Check that the seat belt has not
been damaged by sharp edges.
If the seat belt does not operate nor-
mally, it will not protect the child.
Consult an approved dealer. Do not
use this seat until the seat belt has
No modifications may be
made to the component
parts of the restraint system
(seat belts, ISOFIX and
seats and their mountings) originally
Attachment using the ISOFIX
Authorised ISOFIX child seats are ap-
proved in accordance with regulation
ECE-R44 in one of the three following
– ISOFIXuniversal 3-point forward-fac- ing seat;
– ISOFIXsemi-universal 2-point seat;
For the latter two, check that your child
seat can be installed by consulting the
list of compatible vehicles.
Attach the child seat with the ISOFIX
locks, if these are provided. The ISOFIX
system allows quick, easy, safe fitting.
The ISOFIX system consists of 2 rings
and, in some cases, a third ring.Before using an ISOFIX
child seat that you pur-
chased for another vehicle,
check that its installation is
authorised. Consult the list of ve-
hicles which can be fitted with the
seat from the equipment manufac-
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CHILD SAFETY: choosing a child/baby seat mounting (2/2)
The two rings 1 are located between
the seatback and the seat base of the
seat and are identified by a marking.
The third ring 4 is used to attach the
upper strap on some child seats.Rear seats
The 2 belt should be positioned be-
tween the seatback and the rear parcel
shelf. To do this, remove the rear parcel
shelf (refer to the information on the
“Rear parcel shelf” in Section 3). Attach
the hook to one of the 4 rings, identi-
fied using the
on the vehicle, unclip cover 3 from the
mobile floor to access the ring.
Check that the seatback
of the forward-facing child
seat is in contact with the
back of the vehicle seat.
In this case, the child seat may not
always rest on the base of the vehi-
The ISOFIX anchorage points have been exclusively designed for child
seats with the ISOFIX system. Never fit a different type of child seat, seat
belt or other objects to these anchorage points.
Check that nothing is obstructing the anchorage points.
If your vehicle has been involved in a road accident, have the ISOFIX an\
points checked and replace your child seat.
Pull the belt 2 so that the back of the
child seat comes into contact with the
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CHILD SAFETY: fitting a child seat, general information (1/2)
Some seats are not suitable for fitting
child seats. The diagram on the follow-
ing page shows you how to attach a
The types of child seat indicated may
not be available. Before using a differ-
ent child seat, check with the manufac-
turer that it can be fitted.
Ensure that the child seat
or the child’s feet do not
prevent the front seat from
locking correctly. Refer to
the information on the “Front seat”
in Section 1.
Check that when installing the child
seat in the vehicle it is not at risk of
coming loose from its base.
If you have to remove the headrest,
check that it is correctly stored so
that it does not come loose under
harsh braking or impact.
Always attach the child seat to the
vehicle even if it is not in use so that
it does not come loose under harsh
braking or impact.
RISK OF DEATH OR
SERIOUS INJURY: Before
installing a child seat on the
front passenger seat, check
that the airbag has been deacti-
vated (please refer to “Child safety:
front passenger airbag deactivation
and activation” in Section 1).
In the front seat
The laws concerning children travel-
ling in the front passenger seat differ in
every country. Consult the legislation in
force and follow the indications on the
diagram on the following page.
Before fitting a child seat in this seat (if
– lower the seat belt as far as possible;
– move the seat as far back as possi- ble;
– gently tilt the seatback away from vertical (approximately 25°);
– on equipped vehicles, raise the seat base as far as possible.
In all situations, reinsert the headrest to
its full extent so that it does not interfere
with the child seat (see the information
on “Front headrests” in Section 1); After installing the child seat, if neces-
sary, the seat may be advanced (so as
to leave enough space in the rear seats
for passengers or other child seats).
For a rear-facing child seat, do not let
it touch the dashboard or move it to the
furthest forward position.
Do not change other settings after in-
stalling the child seat.