RENAULT ESPACE 2015 5.G Owners Manual
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Driving advice, Eco-driving
â€“ 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-
â€“ Speed is expensive.
â€“ Dynamic driving with a lot of frequent acceleration and braking is expen-
sive on fuel in comparison to the time
â€“ Do not overrev the engine in the in-termediate gears.
You should always use the highest gear possible.
â€“ Avoid sudden acceleration.
â€“ Brake as little as possible. If you an- ticipate an obstacle or bend in ad-
vance, you may then simply release
the accelerator pedal.
â€“ Do not try to maintain the same speed up a hill, accelerate no more
than you would on flat ground. Keep
your foot in the same position on the
â€“ Double declutching and accelerating before switching off are unnecessary
in modern vehicles.
Obstructions to the driver
On the driverâ€™s side, only
use mats suitable for the
vehicle, attached with the
pre-fitted components, and check
the fitting regularly. Do not lay one
mat on top of another.
There is a risk of wedging the
DRIVING ADVICE, ECO-DRIVING (4/5)
â€“ 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
â€“ Favour the ECO mode.
â€“ 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 (â€śsee and be seenâ€ť).
â€“ Use the air vents. Driving with the windows open at 60 mph (100 km/h)
will increase fuel consumption by
â€“ Never fill the fuel tank right to the brim to avoid overflow.
â€“ In vehicles fitted with air conditio-
ning, it is normal to observe an in-
crease 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.
Recommendations for reducing
consumption and therefore help-
ing to preserve the environment:
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.
â€“ Do not leave an empty roof rack fitted to the vehicle.
â€“ It is better to fit a trailer for bulky ob- jects.
â€“ When towing a caravan, fit a wind deflector and adjust it carefully.
â€“ Avoid using the car for door-to-door calls (short journeys with long waits
in between) because the engine
never reaches its normal operating
â€“ An underinflated tyre increases fuel consumption.
â€“ Opt for the highest speed pressure or the pressure recommended to op-
timise fuel consumption indicated
on edge of the driverâ€™s door (please
refer to the information on â€śTyre infla-
tion pressureâ€ť in Section 4).
â€“ 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 reproc-
essed by recycling companies.
By virtue of its design, moderate fuel
consumption and initial settings, your
vehicle also conforms to current anti-
pollution regulations. The manufac-
turer is actively striving to reduce pol-
lutant 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 main-
tained and used correctly.
It is important to remember that fail-
ure to respect anti-pollution 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 manufac-
turer may alter your vehicle so that it
no longer complies with anti-pollution
Have your vehicle adjusted and
checked by an authorised dealer, in ac-
cordance 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.
â€“ 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 vehicleâ€™s engine. Contact an
authorised dealer for this.
â€“ Air filter, fuel filter: a choked ele-
ment will reduce efficiency. It must
â€“ 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-
cleâ€™s antipollution system.
If this system malfunctions, toxic sub-
stances may be released into the at-
mosphere or damage may occur.
Ă„This warning light on the in-
strument 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.
â€“ If it lights up continuously, consult an approved Dealer as soon as possi-
â€“ if it flashes, reduce the engine speed until the light stops flashing. Contact
an authorised dealer as soon as pos-
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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
â€“ 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. â€“ At the end of the vehicleâ€™s service
life, it should be sent to approved
centres to ensure that it is recycled.
â€“ 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
Renault ecoÂ˛ 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 MONITORING SYSTEM (1/3)
If the vehicle is equipped with the func-
tion, this system monitors the tyre pres-
Each wheel (except for the emergency
spare wheel) has a sensor in the infla-
tion valve which periodically measures
the tyre pressure.
The system displays the current pres-
sures on the instrument panel 1 and
alerts the driver in the event of insuffi-
Resetting the standard level
for the tyre pressures
This should be done:
â€“ when the standard tyre pressure needs to be changed to adapt to
usage conditions (empty, carrying a
load, motorway driving, etc.);
â€“ after swapping a wheel (however this practice is not recommended);
â€“ 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.).
With the ignition on:
â€“ repeatedly and briefly press con- trol 2 to select the tyre pressure dis-
play and the â€śTyre pressureâ€ť func-
â€“ press and hold (around 3 seconds) the button 2 to launch the reset. The
flashing tyres followed by the mes-
sages â€śLearning TP initiatedâ€ť and
then â€śTyres location in progressâ€ť in-
dicates that the reset request for the
tyre pressure reference value has
Reset can take several minutes of driv-
If the resetting is followed by short
trips, the message â€śTyres location in
progressâ€ť can remain displayed after
The standard tyre pressure cannot be
less than that recommended and indi-
cated on the door frame.
Resetting can also be done from the
multifunction screen 3. Select the
menu â€śVehicleâ€ť, â€śTyre pressureâ€ť.
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TYRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (2/3)
The display 1 and the warning light 4
on the instrument panel warn
you of any tyre pressure faults (flat tyre,
punctured tyre, system fault, etc.).
A wheel B is shown in red, the warning
comes on, the message
â€śPunctureâ€ť appears and there is a beep.
This message appears along with the
Â® warning light.
They indicate that the affected wheel
is punctured or severely underinflated.
Replace it or contact an approved
dealer if it is punctured. Top up the tyre
pressure if the wheel is deflated.
â€śCheck tyre pressure sensorsâ€ť
A wheel A disappears, the warning
flashes for several sec-
onds then comes on continuously and
the message â€śCheck tyre pressure sen-
This message appears along with the
Â© warning light. They indicate that
at least one wheel is not fitted with sen-
sors (e.g. emergency spare wheel).
Otherwise, consult an authorised
â€śAdjust tyre pressureâ€ť
A wheel B
is shown in orange, the
warning light 4
comes on and
the message â€śAdjust tyre pressureâ€ť ap-
They indicate that a wheel is deflated.
Check and, if necessary, readjust the
pressures of the four wheels when cold.
The warning light 4
goes off after
a few minutesâ€™ driving.
For your safety, the warning
Â® requires you to
stop immediately as soon
as traffic conditions allow.
The sudden loss of pressure in a tyre (burst tyre, etc.) cannot be det\
ected by the
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Tyre repair product and
Because the valves are specially de-
signed, only use equipment approved
by the approved network. Please refer
to â€śTyre inflation kitâ€ť in Section 5.
This system requires specific equip-
ment (wheels, tyres, hubcaps, etc.).
Please see the information on â€śTyresâ€ť
in Section 5.
Contact an approved Dealer to fit new
tyres and to find out about available ac-
cessories compatible with the system
and available from your dealer net-
work: the use of any other accessory
could affect the correct operation of the
system or damage a sensor.
Emergency spare wheel
If the vehicle is equipped with an emer-
gency spare wheel, it will not have a
sensor. If the vehicle is fitted with one,
the warning light 4
several seconds then comes on con-
tinuously along with the
ing light, and the message "Check tyre
pressure sensorsâ€ť appears on the in-
TYRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (3/3)
Changing a wheel
The system may take sev-
eral minutes depending on
use for the new wheel po-
sitions and pressures to be recog-
nised; check the tyre pressures after
â€śTyres location in progressâ€ť
This message â€śTyres location in
progressâ€ť appears when driving if one
or more wheels have been fitted with
sensors not recognised by Renault.
Consult an approved dealer
Readjustment of tyre
The tyre pressures should be ad-
justed when cold (please refer to the
label located on the edge of the driverâ€™s
door). If the tyre pressures cannot be
checked when the tyres are cold, the
recommended pressures should be in-
creased by 0.2 to 0.3 bar (3 PSI).
Never deflate a hot tyre.
This function is an addi-
tional driving aid.
However, the function is
not intended to replace the
driver. It cannot, therefore, under
any circumstances replace the vig-
ilance or the responsibility of the
driver. Check the tyre pressures, in-
cluding the emergency spare wheel,
once a month.
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DRIVER CORRECTION DEVICES AND AIDS (1/12)ABS (anti-lock braking
Under heavy braking, the ABS prevents
the wheels from locking, allowing the
stopping distance to be managed and
keeping control of the vehicle.
Under these circumstances, the vehi-
cle can be steered to avoid an obstacle
whilst braking. In addition, this system
can increase stopping distances, par-
ticularly on roads with low surface grip
(wet ground etc.).
You will feel a pulsation through the
brake pedal each time the system is
activated. The ABS does not in any way
improve the vehicle's physical perform-
ance relating to the road surface and
roadholding. It is still essential to follow
the rules of good driving practice (such
as driving at a safe distance from the
vehicle in front etc.).
â€“ ABS (anti-lock braking system) ;
(electronic stability control)
with understeer control and trac-
â€“ emergency brake assist;
â€“ advanced traction control;
â€“ active emergency braking;
â€“ driver assistance with a trailer;
â€“ hill start assistance;
â€“ rear wheel steering.
Other driving assistance systems are
detailed on the following pages.
In an emergency, apply firm and
continuous pressure to the brake
pedal. There is no need to pump
it repeatedly. The ABS will modu-
late the force applied in the braking
These functions are an ad-
ditional aid in the event of
critical driving conditions,
enabling the vehicle behav-
iour to be adapted to suit the driving
However, the functions do not take
the place of the driver. They do
not increase the vehicleâ€™s limits
and should not encourage you
to drive more quickly. Therefore,
they can under no circumstances
replace the vigilance or responsibil-
ity of the driver when manoeuvring
the vehicle (the driver must always
be ready for sudden incidents which
may occur when driving).
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DRIVER CORRECTION DEVICES AND AIDS (2/12)
Â© and x lit up on the in-
strument panel alongside mes-
sages â€śCheck ABSâ€ť, â€śCheck braking
systemâ€ť and â€śCheck ESCâ€ť: indicates
the ABS, ESC and emergency brake
assist are deactivated. Braking is
x, D, Â© and Â® lit
up on the instrument panel alongside
the message â€śBraking system faultâ€ť:
this indicates a fault in the braking
In both cases, consult an approved
Your braking systems
are partially operational.
However, it is dangerous
to brake suddenly and
it is essential to stop immediately,
as soon as traffic conditions allow.
Contact an approved dealer.Warning light Â® re-
quires you to stop immedi-
ately, for your own safety,
as soon as traffic conditions allow.
Switch off the engine and do not re-
start it. Contact an approved Dealer.
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DRIVER CORRECTION DEVICES AND AIDS (3/12)
Electronic stability control
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. Understeer control
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.
When the system detects an operat-
ing fault the message â€śCheck ESCâ€ť and
Â© and appear
on the instrument panel.
In this case, the ESC and traction con-
trol system are deactivated. Consult an