RENAULT KANGOO VAN ZERO EMISSION 2012 X61 / 2.G Owners Manual
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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 of
the manufacturer 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-
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The traction battery supplies the elec-
trical energy required for the motor to
move the vehicle.
When you lift your foot off the accelera-
tor pedal, the motor generates electri-
cal current during deceleration, and this
energy is used to recharge the traction
“Energy recovery” usage
Indicates that the vehicle is generating
energy and recharging the battery.Energy recovery features
The motor generates a more significant
engine brake than a conventional vehi-
After a maximum charge for the traction
battery and during the first few miles
when driving the vehicle, the engine
brake is temporarily reduced. Please
adapt your driving style accordingly.
Indicates nil consumption.
consumption” usage zone C
Indicates “economical” energy con-
recommended” usage zone D
Indicates significant energy consump-
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“ECO” MODE FUNCTION
This function enables vehicle range to
be optimised by limiting engine per-
Activating the function
Press switch 1.
Warning light 2 comes on the instru-
Disabling the function
Press switch 1.
Warning light 2 goes out on the instru-
While driving, it is possible to leave the
ECO mode temporarily in order to im-
prove engine performance.
To do this, press the accelerator pedal
firmly and fully.
ECO mode is reactivated when you
take pressure off the accelerator pedal.
The cruise control switches to
standby each time the ECO mode
is activated or deactivated. Please
refer to the information on “Cruise
control/speed limiter: cruise control
function” in Section 2.
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DRIVER CORRECTION DEVICES AND AIDS (1/3)
Depending on the vehicle, this is com-
– of the ABS (anti-lock braking
– electronic stability program (ESC) with understeer control and trac-
– emergency brake assist;
– hill start assistance.
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 vehicle’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).
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.
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.). Operating faults:
– If the x warning light on the in-
strument panel comes on while driv-
ing, braking is still operational ;
– If the
x and D warning
lights on the instrument panel come
on when driving, this indicates a
fault with the braking system.
In such cases, ABS, ESC and emer-
gency brake assist are also deactivated
and, depending on the vehicle, the
messages “CHECK ABS”, “BRAKES
TO BE CHECKED” and “CHECK ESC”
appear on the instrument panel.
Consult an approved dealer.
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DRIVER CORRECTION DEVICES AND AIDS (2/3)
Electronic stability program
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. Operating faults
When the system detects an operating
fault the message “CHECK ESC” and
© appear on the in-
strument panel. In this case, the ESC
and traction control system are deacti-
Consult an approved dealer.
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Emergency brake assistThis is an additional system to ABS
which helps reduce vehicle stopping
The system detects an emergency
braking situation. In this case, the brak-
ing assistance immediately develops
maximum power and may trigger ABS
ABS braking is maintained as long as
the brake pedal is not released.
Hazard warning lights switching on
Depending on the vehicle, these may
light up in the event of sudden decel-
Operating faultsWhen the system detects an operating
fault the message “BRAKING FAULT”
appears on the instrument panel along
© warning light. Please
consult an authorised dealer.
DRIVER CORRECTION DEVICES AND AIDS (3/3)
Hill start assistance
This function assists the driver when
starting on hills. It prevents the vehicle
from rolling backwards, depending on
the slope, by automatically applying the
brakes when the driver lifts his/her foot
off the brake pedal to depress the ac-
It only operates when the gear lever is
in a position other than neutral and the
vehicle is completely stationary (brake
The system holds the vehicle for ap-
proximately 2 seconds. The brakes are
then gradually released (the vehicle will
move according to the slope).
The hill start assistance
system cannot completely
prevent the vehicle from
rolling backwards in all sit-
uations (extremely steep gradients,
In all cases, the driver may depress
the brake pedal to prevent the ve-
hicle from rolling forwards or back-
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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The speed limiter function helps you
stay within the driving speed limit that
you choose, known as the limit speed.
CRUISE CONTROL, SPEED LIMITER: speed limiter function (1/3)
Press the side switch 1 . Warning
comes on, lit orange, and the
“SPEED LIMITER” message appears
on the instrument panel, accompanied
by dashes to indicate that the speed
limiter function is activated and waiting
to store a limit speed.
To store the current speed, press
switch 2 (+): The limit speed will replace
The minimum stored speed is 20 mph
1 Main “On/Off” switch.
2 Speed limiter activation, memory and increase (+).
3 Decreasing the speed limiter (-).
4 Speed limiter function standby (with limited speed memory) (O).
5 Activation and recall of memorised limit speed (R).
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CRUISE CONTROL, SPEED LIMITER: speed limiter function (2/3)Exceeding the limit speed
It is possible to exceed the limit speed
at any moment. To do this: press the
accelerator pedal firmly and fully
(beyond the resistance point).
Whilst the speed is being exceeded,
the cruising speed displayed on the in-
strument panel flashes.
Then, release the accelerator: the
speed limiter function will return as
soon as you reach a speed lower than
the stored speed.
Limited speed cannot be maintained
If driving up or down a steep gradient,
the system is unable to maintain the
limit speed: the stored speed will flash
on the instrument panel information dis-
play to inform you of this situation.
The speed limiter function is
in no way linked to the brak-
When a limited speed has been stored
and this speed is not reached, driving is
similar to driving a vehicle without the
speed limiter function.
Once you have reached the stored
speed, no effort on the accelera-
tor pedal will allow you to exceed
the programmed speed except in an
emergency (refer to information on
“Exceeding the limit speed”).
Varying the limit speed
The limit speed may be changed by re-
– switch 2 (+) to increase the speed;
– switch 3 (-) to decrease the speed.
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CRUISE CONTROL, SPEED LIMITER: speed limiter (3/3)
Putting the function on
The speed limiter function is suspended
when you press switch 4 (O). In this
case, the limit speed remains stored
and the message “SPEED MEMORY”
accompanied by this speed appears on
the instrument panel.
Recalling the limit speed
If a speed has been stored, it can be re-
called by pressing switch 5 (R).
When the speed limiter is put on
standby, pressing switch 2 (+) re-
activates the function without taking
into account the stored speed: it is
the speed at which the vehicle is
moving that is taken into account.
Switching off the function
The speed limiter function is deacti-
vated when you press switch 1. In this
case, the speed is no longer stored.
The orange instrument panel warning
goes out, confirming that the
function is stopped.
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The cruise control function helps you to
maintain your driving speed at a speed
that you choose, called the cruising
This cruising speed may be set at any
speed above 18 mph (30 km/h).
CRUISE CONTROL, SPEED LIMITER: cruise control function (1/4)
The cruise control function
is in no way linked to the
This function is an addi-
tional driving aid. However,
the function does not take
the place of the driver.
Therefore, it can under no circum-
stances replace the driver’s respon-
sibility to respect speed limits and to
be vigilant (the driver must always
be ready to brake).
Cruise control must not be used in
heavy traffic, on undulating or slip-
pery roads (black ice, aquaplan-
ing, gravel) and during bad weather
(fog, rain, side winds etc.).
There is a risk of accidents.
Controls 1 Main “On/Off” switch.
2 Cruising speed activation, storage
and increase switch (+).
3 Decreasing cruising speed (-).
4 Switch the function to standby
(with cruising speed saved) (O).
5 Activation with recall of saved
cruising speed (R).