RENAULT MEGANE 2017 4.G Owners Manual
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– If there is a fault, the © warning
light illuminates on the instrument
panel accompanied by the “Check
parking brake” message and, in
some cases, the
Please contact an authorised dealer
as soon as possible.
– If there is an assisted parking brake fault, the warning light
on, along with the message “Braking
system fault”, a beep and, in some
cases, the warning light
This means that you must stop as
soon as traffic conditions allow.
Versions with an automatic
For safety reasons, automatic release
is deactivated when the driver’s door
is open or not shut properly and the
engine is running (in order to prevent
the vehicle from moving without the
driver). The “Release parking brake
manually” message appears on the
instrument panel when the driver de-
presses the accelerator.
ELECTRONIC PARKING BRAKE (3/3)
It is therefore essential to
immobilise the vehicle by
engaging first gear (manual
gearbox) or position P (au-
tomatic gearbox). If the slope re-
quires it, chock the vehicle.
Never leave your vehicle
without moving the selec-
tor lever to position P and
switching off the engine.
This is because when the vehicle is
stationary with the engine running
and a gear engaged, the vehicle
may begin to move.
There is a risk of accidents.If no lights or sounds are ap-
parent, this indicates a fault
in the instrument panel. This
indicates that it is essential
to stop immediately (as soon as traf-
fic conditions allow). Ensure that the
vehicle is correctly immobilised and
contact an approved Dealer.
In the event of message
“Electric failure DANGER”
or “Check battery”, manu-
ally activate the electronic
parking brake by pulling switch 2 (or
position the gear lever in P for au-
tomatic gearboxes) before stopping
Risk of loss of immobilisation of the
Contact an authorised dealer.
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DRIVING ADVICE, ECO-DRIVING (1/5)
Gear change indicator 2
Depending on the vehicle, to obtain op-
timum consumption levels, a warning
light on the instrument panel lets you
know the best time to move up or down
Š move up a gear;
‰ move down a gear.
If you regularly follow this indicator, you
will reduce your vehicle’s fuel consump-
Fuel consumption is accredited in ac-
cordance with a standard regulatory
method. Identical for all manufactur-
ers, this enables vehicles to be com-
pared with one another. Consumption
in real time depends on vehicle usage
conditions, the equipment fitted and the
user’s driving style. To optimise fuel
consumption, please refer to the follow-
Depending on the vehicle, you will have
various functions which enable you to
lower your fuel consumption:
– the rev counter with ECO zone;
– gear change indicator;
– the driving style indicator;
– the journey record and eco-driving
advice via the multimedia screen;
– ECO mode.
If fitted on the vehicle, the navigation
system provides additional information.
On the instrument panel A
Depending on the vehicle, the informa-
tion display can be organised and cus-
tomised based on the instrument panel
customisation style selected from the
The rev counter with ECO zone 1
Driving in the ECO zone helps you op-
timise fuel consumption under most cir-
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DRIVING ADVICE, ECO-DRIVING (2/5)
On the multifunction screen
Once the engine is switched off, you
will see “Journey record” displayed on
the screen 4, enabling you to view in-
formation relating to your last journey.
– average fuel consumption;
– number of miles/kilometres travelled;
– number of miles/kilometres saved. This corresponds to driving without
fuel consumption (deceleration and/
or foot off the accelerator pedal).
An overall rating from 0 to 100 is dis-
played to let you assess your eco driv-
ing performance. The higher the rating,
the lower the fuel consumption.
Eco advice is given to help improve
With your favourite journeys saved,
you can compare your performance
between trips and the performance of
other vehicle users.
For more information, please see the
multimedia system instructions.
Driving style indicator 3
Informs you about the driving style
adopted in real time. You will be notified
by indicator 3.
The more petals there are on indica-
tor 3, the smoother and more economi-
cal your driving.
To activate/deactivate the driving style
indicator, please see the multimedia
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DRIVING ADVICE, ECO-DRIVING (3/5)
ECO mode is a function which opti-
mises fuel consumption. It acts upon
certain power consuming systems in
the vehicle (heating, air conditioning,
power-assisted steering, etc.) and on
certain driving actions (acceleration,
gear changing, cruise control, decele-
Limiting acceleration enables low fuel
consumption in urban and surrounding
areas. Reduced usage of the air condi-
tioning reduces fuel consumption with-
out affecting heating comfort.
Free wheel in ECO mode
Depending on the vehicle, for vehi-
cles fitted with an automatic gearbox,
switching to “free wheel” is favoured to
slow down the vehicle without using the
engine brake. By releasing the acceler-
ator pedal completely to anticipate de-
celeration, you will save fuel.Activating the function
The function can be activated:
– by pressing switch
– by pressing the switch 7 (please refer
to the information on “Multi-Sense” in
– from the navigation menu on the multimedia screen (please refer to
the multimedia instructions).
The warning light
comes on on
the instrument panel to confirm activa-
While driving, it is possible to leave the
ECO mode temporarily in order to im-
prove engine performance.
For this, depress the accelerator pedal
firmly and fully.
ECO mode is reactivated when you
take pressure off the accelerator pedal.
Disabling the function
Press switch 6.
The warning light
goes out on
the instrument panel to confirm deac-
The distance covered in “free wheel”
mode is displayed, depending on the
vehicle, on the multifunction screen 4
or the instrument panel 5.
To activate/deactivate the “free wheel”
mode, see “Vehicle settings customisa-
tion menu” in Section 1.
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Driving advice, Eco-driving
– Drive carefully for the first few miles until the engine reaches its normal
operating temperature, rather than
let it warm up while the vehicle is sta-
– Speed is expensive.
– Dynamic driving with a lot of frequent acceleration and braking is expen-
sive on fuel in comparison to the time
– Do not overrev the engine in the in-termediate gears.
You should always use the highest gear possible.
– Avoid sudden acceleration.
– Brake as little as possible. If you an- ticipate an obstacle or bend in ad-
vance, you may then simply release
the accelerator pedal.
– Do not try to maintain the same speed up a hill, accelerate no more
than you would on flat ground. Keep
your foot in the same position on the
– Double declutching and accelerating before switching off are unnecessary
in modern vehicles.
Obstructions to the driver
On the driver’s side, only
use mats suitable for the
vehicle, attached with the
pre-fitted components, and check
the fitting regularly. Do not lay one
mat on top of another.
There is a risk of wedging the
DRIVING ADVICE, ECO-DRIVING (4/5)
– Bad weather, flooded roads:
Do not drive through
floods if the water is
above the lower edge of
the wheel rims.
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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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MAINTENANCE AND ANTIPOLLUTION ADVICE
Your vehicle complies with criteria for
recycling and recovering vehicles at the
end of their service life which will come
into force in 2015.
Some parts of your vehicle have there-
fore been designed to facilitate future
These parts are easy to remove so
that they can be recovered and reproc-
essed by recycling companies.
By virtue of its design, moderate fuel
consumption and initial settings, your
vehicle also conforms to current anti-
pollution regulations. The manufac-
turer is actively striving to reduce pol-
lutant exhaust gas emissions and to
save energy. But the fuel consumption
of your vehicle and the level of pollutant
exhaust gas emissions are also your
responsibility. Ensure that it is main-
tained and used correctly.
It is important to remember that fail-
ure to respect antipollution regulations
could lead to legal action being taken
against the vehicle owner.In addition, replacing engine, fuel
supply system and exhaust compo-
nents with parts other than those origi-
nally recommended by the manufac-
turer may alter your vehicle so that it
no longer complies with anti-pollution
Have your vehicle adjusted and
checked by an authorised dealer, in ac-
cordance with the instructions given in
your maintenance schedule: they will
have all the equipment necessary for
ensuring that your vehicle is maintained
to its original standard.
– Spark plugs:
for optimum condi-
tions of use, output and performance
the specifications laid down by our
Design Department must be strictly
If the spark plugs have to be changed, use the make, type and gap specified
for your vehicle’s engine. Contact an
authorised dealer for this.
– Air filter, fuel filter: a choked ele-
ment will reduce efficiency. It must
– Ignition and idle speed: no adjust-
ment is needed.
Exhaust gas monitoring
The exhaust gas monitoring system will
detect any operating faults in the vehi-
cle’s antipollution system.
If this system malfunctions, toxic sub-
stances may be released into the at-
mosphere or damage may occur.
ÄThis warning light on the in-
strument panel will indicate if
there are any faults in the system:
This lights up when the ignition is
switched on and goes out when the
engine is started.
– If it lights up continuously, consult an approved Dealer as soon as possi-
– if it flashes, reduce the engine speed until the light stops flashing. Contact
an authorised dealer as soon as pos-
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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-
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TYRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (1/3)
If the vehicle is equipped with the func-
tion, this system monitors the tyre pres-
Each wheel (except for the emergency
spare wheel) has a sensor in the infla-
tion valve which periodically measures
the tyre pressure.
The system displays the current pres-
sures on the instrument panel 1 and
alerts the driver in the event of insuffi-
Resetting the standard level
for the tyre pressures
This should be done:
– when the standard tyre pressure needs to be changed to adapt to
usage conditions (empty, carrying a
load, motorway driving, etc.);
– after swapping a wheel (however this practice is not recommended);
– after changing a wheel.
It should always be done after checking
the tyre pressure of all four tyres when
Tyre pressures must correspond to the
current usage of the vehicle (empty,
carrying a load, motorway driving, etc.).
With the ignition on:
– repeatedly and briefly press con- trol 2 to select the tyre pressure dis-
play and, depending on the vehicle,
the “Tyre pressure” function;
– press and hold (around 3 seconds) the button 2 to launch the reset. The
flashing tyres followed by the mes-
sages “Learning TP initiated” and
then “Tyres location in progress” in-
dicates that the reset request for the
tyre pressure reference value has
Reset can take several minutes of driv-
If the resetting is followed by short
trips, the message “Tyres location in
progress” can remain displayed after
The standard tyre pressure cannot be
less than that recommended and indi-
cated on the door frame.
Resetting can also be done from the
multifunction screen 3 if your vehi-
cle is fitted with a navigation system.
Select the menu “Vehicle”, “Tyre
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TYRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (2/3)
The display 1 and the warning light 4
on the instrument panel warn
you of any tyre pressure faults (flat tyre,
punctured tyre, system fault, etc.).
A wheel B is shown, depending on the
vehicle, in red or white accompanied
by the warning light 4
message “Puncture” and a beep.
This message appears along with the
® warning light. They indicate that
the affected wheel is punctured or se-
verely underinflated. Replace it or con-
tact an approved dealer if it is punc-
tured. Top up the tyre pressure if the
wheel is deflated.
“Check tyre pressure sensors”
A wheel A disappears, the warning
flashes for several sec-
onds then comes on continuously and
the message “Check tyre pressure sen-
This message appears along with the
© warning light. They indicate that
at least one wheel is not fitted with sen-
sors (e.g. emergency spare wheel).
Otherwise, consult an authorised
“Adjust tyre pressure”
A wheel B is shown, depending on the
vehicle, in orange or white accompa-
nied by the warning light
and the message “Adjust tyre pres-
sure”. They indicate that a wheel is de-
Check and, if necessary, readjust the
pressures of the four wheels when cold.
The warning light 4
goes off after
a few minutes’ driving.
For your safety, the warning
® requires you
to stop immediately as soon
as traffic conditions allow.
The sudden loss of pressure in a tyre (burst tyre, etc.) cannot be det\
ected by the