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 condi-
tioning, it is normal to observe an
increase 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.
Your vehicle has been designed to
emit fewer greenhouse gases (CO2)
while in use, and therefore to consume
less fuel (e.g. 140 g/km, equivalent to
1494.6 mpg (5.3 l/100 km) for a diesel
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-
As a general rule, contact your ap-
proved dealer in the event of an oper-
– Reduction in de-icing, demisting or air conditioning performance.
This may be caused by the passen-
ger compartment filter cartridge be-
– No cold air is being produced .
Check that the controls are set cor-
rectly and that the fuses are sound.
Otherwise, switch off the system.
Presence of water under the
After prolonged use of the air condi-
tioning system, it is normal for water
to be present under the vehicle. This is
caused by condensation.
AIR CONDITIONING: information and advice on use
Do not open the refriger-
ant fluid circuit. The fluid
may damage eyes or skin.
You will normally notice an increase in
fuel consumption (especially in town)
when the air conditioning is operating.
For vehicles fitted with air conditioning
with no automatic mode, switch off the
system when it is not required.
Advice for reducing consumption
and helping to preserve the environ-
Drive with the air vents open and the
If the vehicle has been parked in the
sun, open the doors for a few moments
to let the hot air escape before starting
Advice on use
In some situations, (air conditioning
off, air recirculation activated, ventila-
tion speed at zero or low, etc.) you may
notice that condensation starts to form
on the windows and windscreen.
If there is condensation, use the “Clear
View” function to remove it, then use
the air conditioning in automatic mode
to stop it forming again.
Refer to the Maintenance Document
for your vehicle for the inspection fre-
Do not add anything to the
vehicle’s ventilation circuit
(for example, to remove
There is a risk of damage or of