RENAULT ESPACE 2016 5.G Owners Manual
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DRIVER CORRECTION DEVICES AND AIDS (8/12)
Active emergency braking
This function is an additional driving aid. However, this function is not under any circumstances intended to replace the
due care and attention of the driver, who should at all times be in control of the vehicle.
– In the event of an impact, the sensor alignment may become changed, and \
its operation will consequently be affected. Deactivate the function, then consult an authorised dealer.
– Any work in the area where the radar is located (repairs, replacements,\
touching up of paintwork) must be carried out by a qualified professional.
– Fitting accessories which may block the radar is prohibited (bull-bars,\
Only an authorised dealer is qualified to service the system.
In the event of system disturbance
Some conditions can disturb or damage the operation of the system, such \
– a complex environment (metal bridge, etc.);
– poor weather conditions (snow, hail, black ice, etc.).
Risk of inadvertent braking.
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DRIVER CORRECTION DEVICES AND AIDS (9/12)
Active emergency braking
Limitation of the system operation
– The system will only respond to vehicles which are moving or which have \
been sensed as moving.
– A vehicle travelling in the opposite direction will not trigger any alert\
or any action on the system operation.
– The sensor area should be kept clean and free of any modifications in or\
der to ensure the proper operation of the system.
– The system cannot respond to small vehicles such as motorbikes or bicycl\
es as effectively as to other vehicles.
Deactivating the function
The function should be deactivated if:
– the brake lights are not functioning;
– the front of the vehicle has undergone an impact or been damaged;
– the vehicle is being towed (breakdowns).
Halting the function
You can halt the active braking function at any time by tapping the accel\
erator pedal or by turning the steering wheel in a avo i-
If the driver notices any unusual behaviour in the system, please consul\
t an authorised dealer.
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DRIVER CORRECTION DEVICES AND AIDS (10/12)
Driver assistance with a
This system helps to maintain control
over the vehicle while using a trailer.
It detects shaking caused by towing a
trailer under certain driving conditions.
– The function should be activated by an authorised dealer;
– the towbar must be approved by an authorised dealer;
– the wiring must be approved by an authorised dealer;
– the towbar must be connected to the vehicle.
If the towbar wiring is plug-
ged in but no trailer is atta-
ched (bicycle carrier, lug-
gage carrier with lighting,
etc.), the function may act under
certain rutted road conditions.
Risk of vehicle deceleration.
The function stabilises the vehicle by:
– asymmetric braking of the front wheels to reduce shaking caused by
– braking of all four wheels and limita- tion on engine torque to reduce the
vehicle speed until the shaking has
flashes on the in-
strument panel to inform the driver.
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Hill start assistance
Depending on the gradient of the in-
cline, this system assists the driver
when starting on a hill. It prevents the
vehicle from rolling backwards by au-
tomatically applying the brakes when
the driver lifts his/her foot off the brake
pedal to depress the accelerator pedal.
It only operates when the gear lever is
in a position other than neutral (other
than N or P for automatic transmis-
sions) and the vehicle is completely
stationary (brake pedal depressed)
The system holds the vehicle for ap-
proximately 2 seconds. The brakes are
then released (the vehicle will move ac-
cording to the slope).
The hill start assistance
system cannot completely
prevent the vehicle from rol-
ling backwards in all situa-
tions (extremely steep gradients,
In all cases, the driver may depress
the brake pedal to prevent the vehi-
cle from rolling backwards.
The hill start assistance function
should not be used for prolonged
stops: use the brake pedal.
This function is not designed to im-
mobilise the vehicle permanently.
If necessary, use the brake pedal to
stop the vehicle.
The driver must remain particularly
vigilant when driving on slippery or
low-grip surfaces and/or on hills.
Risk of serious injury.
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Rear wheel steering
On equipped vehicles, this system,
when the vehicle is being driven, steers
the rear wheels according to driving
conditions: at low speed this system
offers manoeuvrability, at higher speeds
it optimises stability.
When driving at low speeds, the rear
wheels steer in the opposite direction to
the front wheels (figure A) to increase
the vehicle’s manoeuvrability. This is
used when driving in towns, on winding
roads, during parking manoeuvres, etc. When driving at higher speeds, the rear
wheels steer in the same direction as
the front wheels (figure B
) to optimise
the vehicle’s stability. This is useful
when changing lanes or when corner-
Note: The system configuration (agility,
etc.) depends on the mode selected in
the «Multi-sense» menu (please refer
to the information on «Multi-sense» in
Section 3). Operating faults
– If the
© warning light, together
with the message “Check power
steering”, is displayed on the instru-
ment panel: please contact an au-
– If the warning light
with the message “Power steering
fault”, is displayed on the instrument
panel, this indicates a fault in the
DRIVER CORRECTION DEVICES AND AIDS (12/12)
® requires you to stop
as soon as traffic conditions
allow. Contact an approved
An impact to the underside of the
vehicle (e.g.: striking a post, raised
kerb or other street furniture) may
result in damage to the vehicle (e.g.:
deformation of an axle).
To avoid any risk of accident, have
your vehicle checked by an appro-
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LANE DEPARTURE WARNING (1/3)
This function is a driving aid in the event of the accidental crossing o\
a continuous or broken line in the road. However, the function is not in-
tended to replace the driver. The function can be disrupted under certain
– poor visibility (rain, snow, fog, dirty windscreen, glare of the sun, partially obs- cured road lines, etc.);
– roads with tight bends;
– closely following a vehicle in the same lane;
– worn road markings, difficult to distinguish or spaced very widely apart;
– narrow roads;
In this case, the line visibility indicators remain uncoloured on the in\
panel to indicate that the function will not operate (lines not detecte\
Under no circumstances should this function replace the driver’s care or res-
ponsibility whilst performing manoeuvres.
This system notifies the driver when
they accidentally cross a continuous or
This function uses a camera attached
to the windscreen, behind the rear-view
On equipped vehicles, some infor-
mation is given on the head-up dis-
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LANE DEPARTURE WARNING (2/3)Conditions for non-activation
– Indicators activated or having been activated less than approximately
four seconds prior to departing from
– Very fast lane departure;
– Driving continuously on a line;
– On bends, the function allows for slightly cutting the bend;
From the multifunction screen 1: select
“Vehicle”, “Driving assistance”, “Lane
departure warning” then choose “ON”
When the function is activated, the vi-
sibility indicators 3 for the left and right
lines are displayed in grey on the ins-
The function is set to notify the
– the vehicle speed is greater than ap- proximately 45 mph (70 km/h);
– lines are detected and the visibility indicators 3 are green.
The function triggers an alert if a line
is crossed without the direction indica-
tors being activated. The function alerts
the driver through a beep and the indi-
cator the line crossed switches to red
on the instrument panel.
You can access menu “Driving as-
sistance” directly from button 2
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From the multifunction screen 1, select
“Vehicle”, “Driving assistance”, “Lane
departure warning settings” then in:
– volume: adjust the alert volume to one of five levels;
– sensitivity: adjust the sensitivity level for line detection. To do this select:
– “Low” line detected upon cros-
– “Middle” line detected on ap-
– “high” line detected nearby.
LANE DEPARTURE WARNING (3/3)
In the event of a malfunction, a mes-
sage “Lane departure warning check” is
displayed on the instrument panel, and
the visibility indicators for the left and
right lines disappear from the instru-
Consult an approved dealer.1
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BLIND SPOT WARNING (1/3)
This system alerts the driver to other
vehicles in the detection zone A.
The system is activated when the vehi-
cle’s speed is between approxima-
tely 30 km/h (19 mph) and 140 km/h
This function uses sensors 1 installed
in the front and rear bumper of both
On the multifunction screen 2, select
the “Vehicle” menu, “Driving assis-
tance”, and “Blind spot alert”, and then
choose “ON” or “OFF”.
Make sure that the sensors are not obs-
cured (by dirt, mud, snow, etc.).
If a sensor is obscured, the message
“Blind spot clean sensor” will appear on
the instrument panel. If this happens,
please clean the sensors.
You can access the “Driving assis-
tance” menu directly by pressing the
When the engine is started, the system
remembers its position when the igni-
tion was last switched off.
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BLIND SPOT WARNING (2/3)
This function will indicate:
– when the vehicle speed is between approximately 30 km/h (19 mph) and
140 km/h (87 mph);
– when another vehicle is in the blind spot area and travelling in the same
direction as your vehicle.
If another vehicle is being overtaken,
the indicator 4 will be activated only if
that vehicle remains in the blind spot for
more than one second.
An indicator light 4 is situated on both
door mirrors 5.
Note: Clean the door mirrors 5 regu-
larly, so that the indicator lights 4 can
be seen properly.
The function is activated and has not
detected any vehicles.
Initial warning: the indicator light 4
shows that a vehicle has been detected
in the blind spot.
When the direction indicator is activa-
ted, the indicator light 4 flashes when a
vehicle is detected in the blind spot on
the side towards which you are about to
steer. If you cancel the direction indica-
tor, the function will return to the initial
warning (display C).
Note: The system’s detection range
operates according to a standard
lane width. If you are driving in
narrow traffic lanes, it may detect
vehicles in other lanes.