trailer RENAULT ESPACE 2016 5.G Owners Manual
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The display of information shown below DEPENDS ON THE VEHICLE EQUIPMENT \
TRIP COMPUTER: trip settings (4/5)
Examples of selectionsInterpreting the display selected
On-board computer with distance before
next service message (cntd.)
c) Mileage before service or oil change.Mileage before service
With the ignition switched on and the engine not running ,
and the selected display is “Mileage before service”, press
button OK for about 5 seconds to display the mileage before
the next service, then press button 2 to view the mileage before
the next oil change (distance or time remaining before the next
service). When the range approaches its limit, there are several
– distance/time remaining less than 900 miles (1,500 km) or
one month : the message “Service due in” is displayed, ac-
companied by the nearest term (distance or time);
– range equal to 0 km/miles or service date reached: the
message “Service required” is displayed accompanied by
The vehicle requires an oil change as soon as possible.
Oil change in
30 000 Kms / 24 mo
Service due in
300 Kms / 24 days
Depending on the vehicle, the mileage before an oil change varies accord\
ing to the driving style (frequent driving at low speed ,
door-to-door journeys, extensive use at idling speed, towing a trailer, etc.). The distance remaining until the next oil change can
therefore decrease more quickly in some cases than the actual distance t\
Resetting: to reset the mileage before a service, press and hold button 2 for approximately 10 seconds until the display shows
the range permanently.
NB: if a service is performed without changing the engine oil, only the mi\
leage before the next service should be reset. In the
event of an oil change, both the distance before the next service and th\
e next oil change should be reset.
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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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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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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, parti-
cularly 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 perfor-
mance 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.).
– ABS (anti-lock braking system) ;
(electronic stability control)
with understeer control and trac-
– emergency brake assist;
– advanced traction control;
– active emergency braking;
– driver assistance with a trailer;
– hill start assistance;
– 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 beha-
viour to be adapted to suit the dri-
However, the functions do not take
the place of the driver. They do
not increase the vehicle’s limits
and should not encourage you
to drive more quickly. Therefore,
they can under no circumstances
replace the vigilance or responsibi-
lity 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 (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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ASSISTED PARKING (4/4)
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.
Make sure that the manoeuvre complies with the applicable traffic regulations at your location.
– The driver should always look out for sudden hazards during driving: alw\
ays ensure that there are no moving obstacles (such as a child, animal, pram, bicycle, etc.) or small, narrow object\
s such as stones or posts in your path when manoeu-
– The system cannot detect objects located in the sensor blind spots.
– During manoeuvring, the steering wheel may turn quickly: do not place yo\
ur hands inside the wheel, and ensure nothing is located in this space.
– Always visually check that the parking space proposed by the system is s\
till available and contains no obstacles.
– The system should be deactivated when towing a trailer.
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TYRE PRESSURE (1/2)
Open the door to read it.
Tyre pressures should be checked
when the tyres are cold.
If the tyre pressures cannot be checked
when the tyres are cold, increase the
pressures from 0.2 to 0.3 bar (or 3 PSI).
Never deflate a hot tyre. Vehicle fitted with a tyre pressure
In cases of under-inflation (puncture,
low pressure, etc.), warning light
lights up on the instrument panel.
Please refer to the information on the
“Tyre pressure monitoring system” in
Vehicle used fully laden (Maximum
Permissible All-up Weight) and
towing a trailer
the maximum speed must be limited to
60 mph (100 km/h) and the tyre pres-
sure increased by 0.2 bar.
Please refer to the information on
“Weights” in Section 6.
B : dimension of the tyres fitted to the
C: front tyre pressure.
D: rear tyre pressure.
E: emergency spare wheel dimensions.
F : tyre pressure for the emergency
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TOWING: breakdown (1/2)
Before towing, put the gearbox in neu-
tral, unlock the steering column and re-
lease the parking brake.
For vehicles fitted with an automatic
gearbox, if it is not possible to put the
gear lever into position N, please con-
sult an authorised dealer.
Steering column unlocking
Press the engine starter button for ap-
proximately two seconds , without de-
pressing the pedals.
The column is unlocked, the acces-
sory functions are supplied: the vehi-
cle lights can be used (indicators, brake
lights etc.). Always switch on the lights
when driving at night.
Once you have finished towing, press
the engine start button twice (risk of
running down the battery). The speed specified by current legis-
lation for towing must always be ob-
served. If your vehicle is the towing
vehicle, do not exceed the maximum
towing weight for your vehicle (refer to
the information on “Weights” in
Towing a vehicle with an
Transport the vehicle on a trailer or tow
it with the front wheels off the ground.
In exceptional circumstances
may tow it with all four wheels on the
ground, only in a forward gear, with the
gear in neutral position N over a maxi-
mum distance of 50 miles and not ex-
ceeding a speed of 15 mph (25 km/h).
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VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION PLATES
The information shown on the ve-
hicle identification plate should be
quoted on all correspondence or
The presence and location of the in-
formation depends on the vehicle.
Vehicle identification plate A
1 Manufacturer name.
2 EC design number or approval
3 Identification number.
Depending on the vehicle, this
information is also given on
4 MMAC (Maximum permissible
5 MTR (Gross train weight: vehicle
fully loaded, with trailer).
6 MMTA (Maximum Permissible
Weight) front axle.
7 MMTA rear axle.
8 Reserved for related or additional
9 Diesel exhaust emissions.
10 Paint reference (colour code).
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WEIGHTS (in kg)
The weights indicated are for a basic vehicle without options: they may \
vary depending on your vehicle’s equipment.
Consult an approved Dealer.
Maximum Permissible All-Up Weight (MMAC)
Gross Train Weight (MTR)
Maximum permissible all-up weight (MMTA)Weights are indicated on the vehicle identification plate (refer
to the information on “Vehicle identification plates” in Section 6)
Braked Trailer Weight* found by calculating: MTR - MMAC
Unbraked Trailer Weight* 750
Permissible nose weight* 80
Permissible load on the roof with the carrying device 80 kg (including the carrying device)
* Towing weight (towing a caravan, boat, etc.)
Towing is prohibited when the MTR - MMAC calculation is equal to zero, or\
when the MTR is equal to zero (or is not listed) on t he
– It is important to comply with the towing weights, governed by local leg\
islation in each country and, in particular, laid down in the Road Traffic Regulations. Contact an approved Dealer about any towing equipment.
– When towing, under no circumstances may the total train weight (vehicle + trailer) be exceeded . However the following is
– rear axle MMTA exceeded by no more than 15%,
– maximum MMAC exceeded by no more than 10% or 100 kg (whichever is reach\
In either case, the maximum speed of the towing assembly must not exceed\
60 mph (100 km/h) and the tyre pressure must be increased by 0.2 bar (3 PSI).
– The engine output and climbing capability are reduced with altitude. You need to reduce the total train weight by 10% at an a l-
titude of 1,000 metres and by an additional 10% for each 1,000 metres th\