RENAULT MASTER 2016 X62 / 2.G Owner's Guide
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Check that the rear seat
belts are positioned and op-
erating correctly each time
the rear seats are moved.
REAR SEAT BELTS
Seat belts which are incor-
rectly adjusted or twisted
may cause injuries in the
event of an accident.
Use one seat belt per person,
whether child or adult.
Even pregnant women should wear
a seat belt. In this case, ensure that
the lap belt is not exerting too much
pressure on the abdomen, but do
not allow any slack.
Rear seat belts with inertia
Unwind the belt slowly and smoothly
and ensure that buckle 2 locks into
catch 3 (check that it is locked by pull- ing on buckle 2).
Lap belts with manual
The strap should be worn flat over your
thighs and against your pelvis.
The belt should be worn so that it is
as close as possible to your body, i.e.
avoid wearing heavy clothing or keep-
ing bulky objects under the belts, etc.
To tighten, pull on free section 6 of the
To slacken, turn adjusting buckle 4 so
it is at 90 degrees to the belt and press
the buckle while pulling lap belt 5.
Press the button on catch 3 and the
seat belt will be rewound by the inertia
reel. Guide the belt.
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METHODS OF RESTRAINT IN ADDITION TO THE FRONT SEAT BELTS (1/3)
Depending on the vehicle, they are
– seat belt pretensioners;
– chest-level load limiters;
– air bags for driver and front pas-senger.
These systems are designed to act in-
dependently or together when the vehi-
cle is subjected to a frontal impact.
Depending on the severity of the
impact, the system can trigger:
– seat belt locking;
– the seat belt seat belt pretensioner to hold the occupant in the seat, and
the force limiter;
– the front air bag.– Have the entire restraint
system checked following
– No operation whatso-
ever is permitted on any part of
the system (pretensioners, air
bags, computers, wiring) and the
system components must not
be reused on any other vehicle,
even if identical.
– To avoid incorrect triggering of the system which may cause
injury, only qualified personnel
from an approved dealer may
work on the pretensioner and air
– The electric trigger system may only be tested by a specially
trained technician using special
– When the vehicle is scrapped, contact an approved dealer for
disposal of the pretensioner and
air bag gas generators.
The passenger air bag protects the
front passenger(s) (depending on
whether there is a conventional seat
or a bench seat in the front).
PretensionersWith the ignition switched on, if the
vehicle is subject to a significant fron-
tal impact the system may, depending
on the severity of the impact, trigger a
piston which instantly retracts the belt.
The pretensioners hold the seat belt
against the body, holding the occupant
more securely against the seat, thus in-
creasing the seat belt’s efficiency.
Load limiterAbove a certain level of impact force,
this mechanism is used to limit the force
of the belt against the body so that it is
at an acceptable level.
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METHODS OF RESTRAINT IN ADDITION TO THE FRONT SEAT BELTS (2/3)
Air bags for driver and front
It is fitted to the front seats on the driv-
er’s side and, depending on the vehicle,
on the passenger’s side as well.
Depending on the vehicle, an “air bag”
marking on the steering wheel and the
dashboard (air bag area A) indicates
that this device is fitted.
Each air bag system consists of:
– an air bag and gas generator fitted on the steering wheel for the driver
and in the dashboard for the front
– an electronic unit for system monitor- ing which controls the gas generator
electrical trigger system;
– a special
å tell-tale light;
– remote sensors. Operation
This system is only operational when
the ignition is switched on.
If a severe frontal impact occurs, the
air bag(s) inflate rapidly, thus cushion-
ing the impact of the driver’s head and
chest on the steering wheel and those
of the passenger on the dashboard;
the air bag(s) then deflate immediately
after the impact to prevent the occu-
pants from being impeded in any way
when leaving the vehicle.
The air bag system uses
pyrotechnic principles. This
explains why, when the air
bag inflates, it will gener-
ate heat, produce smoke (this does
not mean that a fire is about to start)
and make a noise upon detonation.
In a situation where an air bag is
required, it will inflate immediately
and this may cause some minor, su-
perficial grazing to the skin or other
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METHODS OF RESTRAINT IN ADDITION TO THE FRONT SEAT BELTS (3/3)
All of the warnings below are given so that the air bag is not obstructe\
d in any way when it is deployed and also to pre-
vent the risk of serious injuries caused by items which may be dislodged\
when the air bag deploys.
Warnings concerning the driver’s air bag
– Do not modify the steering wheel or the steering wheel boss.
– Do not cover the steering wheel boss under any circumstances.
– Do not attach any objects (badge, logo, clock, telephone holder, etc.) to the steering wheel boss.
– The steering wheel must not be removed (except by qualified personnel f\
rom our Network).
– When driving, do not sit too close to the steering wheel. Sit with your \
arms slightly bent (see the information on “Adjusting
your driving position” in Section 1). This will allow sufficient space for the air bag to deploy correctly and be fully effective.
Warnings concerning the passenger air bag
– Do not attach or glue any objects (badge, logo, clock, telephone holder\
, etc.) to the dashboard on or near the air bag.
– Do not place anything between the dashboard and the passenger (pet, umb\
rella, walking stick, parcels, etc.).
– The passenger must not put his or her feet on the dashboard or seat as t\
here is a risk that serious injuries may occur. In general, parts of the body should be kept away from the dashboard (knee\
s, hands, head, etc.).
– The devices in addition to the front passenger seat belt should be react\
ivated as soon as a child seat is removed, to ensure the protection of the passenger in the event of an impact.
A CHILD SEAT MUST NOT BE FITTED TO THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT UNLESS THE
ADDITIONAL RESTRAINT SYSTEMS, I.E. THE PASSENGER AIR BAG, ARE DEACTIVATED.
(refer to the information on “Child safety: deactivating/activating \
the front passenger air bag” in Section 1)
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SIDE PROTECTION DEVICES
Side air bags
These air bags may be fitted to the front
seats and are deployed at the sides of
the seats (door side) to protect the oc-
cupants in the event of a severe side
These air bags operate
through slits in the front
seatbacks (door side):
never insert any objects in
Warnings concerning the side air bag
– Fitting seat covers: seats equipped with an air bag require covers
specifically designed for your vehicle. Contact an approved Dealer to fi\
out if these covers are available. The use of any covers other than those
designed for your vehicle (and including those designed for another veh\
may affect the operation of the air bags and reduce your protection.
– Do not place any accessories, objects or even pets between the seatback,\
the door and the internal fittings. Do not cover the seatback with any items\
clothes or accessories. This may prevent the air bag from operating correctly
or cause injury when the air bag is deployed.
– No work or modification whatsoever may be carried out on the seat or int\
ernal fittings, except by qualified personnel from an approved Dealer.
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ADDITIONAL METHODS OF RESTRAINT
Indicator light 1, å, lights up when
the ignition is switched on and goes out
after a few seconds.
If it does not light up when the ignition
is switched on, or comes on when the
engine is running, there is a fault in the
Contact your approved dealer as soon
as possible. Your protection will be re-
duced until this fault is rectified.
The air bag is designed to complement the action of the seat belt. Both \
the air bags and seat belts are integral parts of the same protection
system. It is therefore essential to wear seat belts at all times. If se\
are not worn, the occupants are exposed to the risk of serious injury in\
the event of an accident. It may also increase the risk of minor superfi\
occurring when the air bag is deployed, although such minor injuries are\
possible with air bags.
If the vehicle should overturn or suffer a rear impact, however severe, the pre-
tensioners and air bags are not always triggered. Shocks to the underbod\
y of the
vehicle, e.g. from pavements, potholes or stones, can all trigger these \
– No work or modification whatsoever may be carried out on any part of the air
bag system (air bags, pretensioners, computer, wiring harness, etc.), except
by qualified personnel from an approved dealer.
– To ensure that the system is in good working order and to avoid accidenta\
l trig- gering of the system which may cause injury, only qualified Network personnel
may work on the air bag system.
– As a safety precaution, have the air bag system checked if your vehicle \
has been involved in an accident, or is stolen or broken into.
– When selling or lending the vehicle, inform the user of these points and\
hand over this driver’s handbook with the vehicle.
– When scrapping your vehicle, contact your approved dealer for disposal o\
f the gas generator(s).
All of the warnings below are given so that the air bag is not obstructed in any
way when it is inflated and also to prevent the risk of serious injuries caused
by items which may be dislodged when the air bag inflates.
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CHILD SAFETY: General information (1/2)
Children, and adults, must be correctly
seated and strapped in for all journeys.
The children being carried in your vehi-
cle are your responsibility.
A child is not a miniature adult. Children
are at risk of specific injuries as their
muscles and bones have not yet fin-
ished growing. The seat belt alone
would not provide suitable protection.
Use an approved child seat and ensure
you use it correctly.
A collision at 30 mph
(50 km/ h) is the same
as falling a distance of
10 metres. Transporting a
child without a restraint is the equiv-
alent of allowing him or her to play
on a fourth-floor balcony without
Never travel with a child held in your
arms. In the event of an accident,
you will not be able to keep hold of
the child, even if you yourself are
wearing a seat belt.
If your vehicle has been involved
in a road accident, replace the
child seat and have the seat belts
To prevent the doors being
opened, use the childproof
locks (please refer to the in-
formation on “Locking/un-
locking the doors” in Section 1).
when parking or stopping
Never leave an animal,
child or adult who is not self-suffi-
cient alone on your vehicle, even for
a short time.
They may pose a risk to themselves
or to others by starting the engine,
activating equipment such as the
electric windows or by locking the
Also, in hot and/or sunny weather,
please remember that the tempera-
ture inside the passenger compart-
ment increases very quickly.
RISK OF DEATH OR SERIOUS
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CHILD SAFETY: General information (2/2)
Using a child seat
The level of protection offered by the
child seat depends on its ability to re-
strain your child and on its installation.
Incorrect installation compromises the
protection it offers the child in the event
of harsh braking or an impact.
Before purchasing a child seat, check
that it complies with the regulations for
the country you are in and that it can
be fitted in your vehicle. Consult an ap-
proved dealer to find out which seats
are recommended for your vehicle.
Before fitting a child seat, read the
manual and respect its instructions. If
you experience any difficulties during
installation, contact the manufacturer
of the equipment. Keep the instructions
with the seat.
Never leave a child unat-
tended in the vehicle.
Check that your child is
always strapped in and that
the belt or safety harness used is
correctly set and adjusted. Avoid
wearing bulky clothing which could
cause the belts to slacken.
Never let your child put their head or
arms out of the window.
Check that the child is in the correct
position for the entire journey, espe-
cially if asleep.
Set a good example by always fas-
tening your seat belt and teaching
– to strap themselves in correctly.
– to always get in and out of the car at the kerb, away from busy traf-
Do not use a second-hand child
seat or one without an instruction
Check that there are no objects in
the vicinity of the child seat which
could impede its operation.
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CHILD SAFETY: choosing a child seat
Rear-facing child seats
A baby’s head is, proportionally, heavier
than that of an adult and its neck is very
fragile. Transport the child in this po-
sition for as long as possible (until the
age of 2 at the very least). It supports
both the head and the neck.
Choose a bucket type seat for best side
protection and change it as soon as the
child’s head is higher than the shell.Forward-facing child seats
The child’s head and abdomen need to
be protected as a priority. A forward-fac-
ing child seat which is firmly attached to
the vehicle will reduce the risk of impact
to the head. Ensure your child travels in
a forward-facing seat with a harness for
as long as their size permits.
Choose a bucket type seat for optimum
side protection.Booster cushions
From 15 kg or 4 years, the child can
travel using a booster seat, which will
enable the seat belt to be adapted
to suit his/her size and shape. The
booster seat cushion must be fitted with
guides to position the seat belt on the
child’s thighs rather than the stomach.
It is recommended that you use a seat-
back fitted with a belt strap guide which
can be adjusted in terms of height to
position the seat belt in the centre of the
shoulder. It must never rest on the neck
or on the arm.
Choose a bucket type seat for optimum
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CHILD SAFETY: choosing a child/baby seat mounting (1/2)
There are two ways of attaching child
seats: via the seat belt or using the
Attachment via the seat belt
The seat belt must be adjusted to
ensure that it is effective in the event of
harsh braking or an impact.
Ensure that the strap paths indicated
by the child seat manufacturer are re-
Always check that the seat belt is cor-
rectly fastened by pulling it up, then
pulling it out fully whilst pressing on the
Check that the seat is correctly held by
moving it from side to side and back
to front: the seat should remain firmly
Check that the child seat has not been
installed at an angle and that it is not
resting against a window.Attachment using the ISOFIX
Authorised ISOFIX child seats are ap-
proved in accordance with regulation
ECE-R44 in one of the three following
– ISOFIX universal 3-point forwardfac-
– ISOFIX semi-universal 2-point seat
For the latter two, check that your child
seat can be installed by consulting the
list of compatible vehicles.
Attach the child seat with the ISOFIX
locks, if these are provided. The ISOFIX
system allows quick, easy, safe fitting.
The ISOFIX system consists of 2 rings
and, in some cases, a third ring.
Before using an ISOFIX
child seat that you pur-
chased for another vehicle,
check that its installation is
authorised. Consult the list of ve-
hicles which can be fitted with the
seat from the equipment manufac-
No modifications may be
made to the component
parts of the restraint system
(ISOFIX seat belts, seats
and their mountings) originally fitted.
The seat belt must never
be twisted or the tension
relieved. Never pass the
shoulder strap under the
arm or behind the back.
Check that the seat belt has not
been damaged by sharp edges.
If the seat belt does not operate nor-
mally, it will not protect the child.
Consult an approved dealer. Do not
use this seat until the seat belt has
Do not use the child seat
if it may unfasten the seat
belt restraining it: the base
of the seat must not rest on
the buckle and/or catch of the seat