RENAULT ESPACE 2016 5.G Owners Manual
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ELECTRONIC PARKING BRAKE (1/3)
To indicate that the electronic parking
brake is released, a beep sounds and
the message “Apply parking brake” ap-
pears on the instrument panel:
– with the engine running: when the driver’s door is opened;
– with the engine switched off (eg. when the engine stalls): when a front
door is opened.
In this case, pull and release switch 2 to
apply the assisted parking brake.
Assisted release of the parking
The brake will be released as soon as
the vehicle starts and accelerates.
The assisted parking brake can be
used to immobilise the vehicle when
the engine is stopped by pressing
In all other cases:
– engine standby for vehicles fitted with Stop and Start function,
– engine has stalled etc.,
the assisted parking brake is not ap-
plied automatically. Manual mode must
Please refer to «Starting/stopping the
engine» and «Stop and Start function"
in Section 2. For certain country-specific model ver-
sions, the assisted brake application
function is not activated. Refer to the
information on “Manual operation”.
To confirm that the electronic parking
brake is applied, the message “Parking
brake on” and warning light
on the instrument panel and warning
light 3 on the switch 2 light up.
After the engine is switched off, indi-
cator light 3 goes out several minutes
after the electronic parking brake has
been applied and indicator light
goes out when the vehicle is locked.
Before leaving the vehi-
cle, check that the assisted
parking brake is fully ap-
plied. Warning light 3 on
switch 2 and warning light
on the instrument panel light up to
show that the parking brake is ap-
plied but go out when the doors are
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ELECTRONIC PARKING BRAKE (2/3)Special cases
To park on a slope or while towing a
trailer, for example, pull switch 2 for
a few seconds to gain the maximum
To park the vehicle without applying the
electronic parking brake (if there is a
risk of freezing, for example):
– with the engine running, while simul- taneously keeping the brake pedal
and switch 2 depressed, switch off
the engine by pressing the engine
Start/Stop button 1;
– with a gear or position P engaged,
release the brake pedal and the
For vehicles fitted with a Stop and Start
function, with the engine on standby,
the electronic parking brake is automat-
ically activated if the driver unfastens
their seat belt or opens the driver’s door
or gets out of their seat.
To manually activate the electronic
parking brake, (when stopping at a red
light, or stopping when the engine is
running, etc.): pull and release switch 2.
The brake is released as soon as the
vehicle is started up again.
Manual operationYou can control the electronic parking
Applying the electronic parking
Pull switch 2. Warning light 3 and warn-
} on the instrument panel
Releasing the electronic parking
With the ignition on, depress the brake
pedal then press switch 2: warning
light 3 and warning light
} go out.
Special feature relating to the Stop and Start function: in the event of\
fastening the driver’s seat belt before the engine goes to standby using
the Stop and Start function, make sure the parking brake is engaged:
} will come on the instrument panel to confirm this.
Risk of loss of immobilisation.
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– If there is a fault, the © warning
light illuminates on the instrument
panel accompanied by the “Check
parking brake” message and, in
some cases, the
Please contact an authorised dealer
as soon as possible.
– If there is an assisted parking brake fault, the warning light
on, along with the message “Braking
system fault”, a beep and, in some
cases, the warning light
This means that you must stop as
soon as traffic conditions allow.
Versions with an automatic
For safety reasons, automatic release
is deactivated when the driver’s door
is open or not shut properly and the
engine is running (in order to prevent
the vehicle from moving without the
driver). The “Release parking brake
manually” message appears on the
instrument panel when the driver de-
presses the accelerator.
ELECTRONIC PARKING BRAKE (3/3)
It is therefore essential to
immobilise the vehicle by
engaging first gear (manual
gearbox) or position P (au-
tomatic gearbox). If the slope re-
quires it, chock the vehicle.
Never leave your vehicle
without moving the selector
lever to position P. This is
because when the vehicle
is stationary with the engine running
and a gear engaged, the vehicle
may begin to move if you accele-
There is a risk of accidents.If no lights or sounds are
apparent, this indicates
a fault in the instrument
panel. This indicates that
it is essential to stop immediately
(as soon as traffic conditions allow).
Ensure that the vehicle is correctly
immobilised and contact an appro-
In the event of message
“Electric failure DANGER”
or “Check battery”, manu-
ally activate the electronic
parking brake by pulling switch 2 (or
position the gear lever in P for au-
tomatic gearboxes) before stopping
Risk of loss of immobilisation of the
Contact an authorised dealer.
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DRIVING ADVICE, ECO-DRIVING (1/5)
Gear change indicator 2
Depending on the vehicle, to obtain op-
timum consumption levels, a warning
light on the instrument panel lets you
know the best time to move up or down
Š move up a gear;
‰ move down a gear.
If you regularly follow this indicator, you
will reduce your vehicle’s fuel consump-
Fuel consumption is accredited in ac-
cordance with a standard regulatory
method. Identical for all manufactur-
ers, 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 follow-
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 screen;
– ECO mode.
If fitted on the vehicle, the navigation
system provides additional information.
On the instrument panel
The information display can be organ-
ised and customised based on the in-
strument panel customisation style se-
lected from the multimedia screen.
Rev counter with ECO zone 1
Driving in the ECO zone helps you op-
timise fuel consumption under most cir-
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DRIVING ADVICE, ECO-DRIVING (2/5)
On the multifunction screen
Once the engine is switched off, you
will see “Journey record” displayed on
the screen 4, enabling you to view in-
formation relating to your last journey.
– average fuel consumption;
– number of miles/kilometres travelled;
– number of miles/kilometres saved. This corresponds to driving without
fuel consumption (deceleration and/
or foot off the accelerator pedal).
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 compare your performance
between trips and the performance of
other vehicle users.
For more information, please see the
multimedia system instructions.
Driving style indicator 3
Informs you about the driving style
adopted in real time. You will be notified
by indicator 3.
The more petals there are on indica-
tor 3, the smoother and more economi-
cal your driving.
If you regularly monitor this indicator,
you will reduce your vehicle’s fuel con-
The driving style indicator is activated
by default. If you wish to deactivate it,
please see the multimedia system in-
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DRIVING ADVICE, ECO-DRIVING (3/5)
ECO mode is a function which opti-
mises fuel consumption. This acts on
all power consuming elements (engine
power, switching gears for vehicles
fitted with an automatic gearbox, heat-
ing and/or air conditioning, etc.).
Limiting acceleration enables low fuel
consumption in urban and surrounding
areas. The air conditioning and heating
limiter enables you to save fuel without
affecting your heating comfort.
Activating the function
The function can be activated:
– by pressing switch 4.
– using the central control 5 (please
refer to the information on “Multi-
Sense” in Section 3);
– from the navigation menu on the multimedia screen (please refer to
the multimedia instructions).
The warning light
comes on on
the instrument panel to confirm activa-
tion. Disabling the function
Press switch 4.
The warning light
goes out on
the instrument panel to confirm deac-
While driving, it is possible to leave the
ECO mode temporarily in order to im-
prove engine performance.
For this, depress the accelerator pedal
firmly and fully.
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.
– Dynamic driving with a lot of frequent acceleration and braking is expen-
sive on fuel in comparison to the time
– Do not overrev the engine in the in-termediate gears.
You should always use the highest gear possible.
– 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 flat ground. Keep
your foot in the same position on the
– Double declutching and accelerating before switching off are unnecessary
in modern vehicles.
Obstructions to the driver
On the driver’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)
– 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 the 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 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.
– 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.
– Opt for the highest speed pressure or the pressure recommended to op-
timise fuel consumption indicated
on edge of the driver’s door (please
refer to the information on “Tyre infla-
tion pressure” in Section 4).
– 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 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.
– 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
authorised dealer for this.
– Air filter, fuel filter: a choked ele-
ment will reduce efficiency. It must
– 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 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.
– If it lights up continuously, consult an approved Dealer as soon as possi-
– 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
– 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
Renault 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-