snow chains RENAULT MEGANE COUPE CABRIOLET 2015 X95 / 3.G Owners Manual
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The traction control system offers ad-
ditional safety. It is recommended that
you do not drive with the function di-
sabled. Correct this as soon as pos-
sible by pressing the switch 1 again.
Note: the function is reactivated auto-
matically when the ignition is switched
on or when a speed of approximately
24 mph (40 km/h) is exceeded.
Emergency brake assist
This system supplements the ABS
and helps reduce vehicle stopping dis-
The system is for detecting an emer-
gency braking situation. In this case,
the braking assistance immediately de-
velops maximum power and may trig-
ger ABS regulation.
ABS braking is maintained as long as
the brake pedal is applied.
Hazard warning lights switching on
Depending on the vehicle, these may
light up in the event of sudden decel-
When the system detects an operat-
ing fault the message “Check brak-
ing system” appears on the instrument
panel along with the
Consult an approved dealer.
Depending on the vehicle, when you
rapidly release the accelerator, the
system anticipates the braking ma-
noeuvre in order to reduce stopping
When using the cruise control:
– if you use the accelerator, when you release it, the system may be trig-
– if you do not use the accelerator, the system will not be triggered.
DRIVER CORRECTION DEVICES AND AIDS (3/4)
Disabling the traction control
In some situations (driving on very wet
ground: snow, mud, etc. or driving with
snow chains fitted), the system may
reduce the engine output to limit wheel-
spin. If this is not required, it is possible
to deactivate the function by pressing
The message “Traction control off” is
displayed on the instrument panel to
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C: tyre pressures for the front wheels
D : tyre pressures for the rear wheels
E : tyre pressures for the front wheels
F : tyre pressures for the rear wheels
G : tyre pressure for the emergency
H: emergency spare wheel tyre dimen-
sion if different to the four tyres fitted to
Special note concerning fully laden
vehicles (Maximum Permissible All-Up
Weight) and towing a trailer: the maxi-
mum speed must be limited to 60 mph
(100 kph) and the tyre pressure in-
creased by 0.2 bar.
Please refer to the information on
“Weights” in Section 6.
Tyre safety and use of snow chains:
Refer to the information on “Tyres” in
Section 5 for the servicing conditions
and, depending on the version, the use
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.
B : dimension of the tyres fitted to the
When they need to be replaced, only tyres of the same make, size, type
and profile should be used on a single axle.
Tyres fitted to the vehicle should either be identical to those fitted
originally or conform to those recommended by your approved
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PUNCTURE, EMERGENCY SPARE WHEEL
The Tyre Pressure Monitor function
does not check the emergency spare
wheel (the wheel replaced by the emer-
gency spare wheel disappears from the
instrument panel display).
Refer to the information on the “Tyre
pressure monitor” in Section 2.In the event of a puncture,
depending on the vehicle,
you will have:
An emergency spare wheel or tyre in-
flation kit (refer to the information on the
Emergency spare wheel
This is located in the luggage compart-
ment. To access it:
– open the tailgate;
– fold the luggage compartment di-vider;
– fold back the luggage compartment carpet using the tab 1;
– unscrew the central mounting;
– remove the emergency spare wheel.1
If the emergency spare wheel has been stored for several years, have it \
checked by your Dealer to ensure that it is
safe to use.
Vehicles fitted with an emergency spare wheel which is different to the f\
our other wheels:
– Never fit more than one emergency spare wheel to the same vehicle.
– Replace the emergency spare wheel as soon as possible with a wheel ident\
ical to the original one.
– When this is fitted to the vehicle, which must only be a temporary measu\
re, the driving speed must not exceed the speed indicated on the label on the wheel.
– Fitting an emergency spare wheel may alter the way the vehicle usually r\
uns. Avoid sudden acceleration or deceleration and reduce your speed when cornering.
– If you need to use snow chains, fit the emergency spare wheel to the rea\
r axle and check the tyre pressure.
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Tyre pressuresAdhere to the tyre pressures (including
the emergency spare wheel). The tyre
pressures should be checked at least
once a month and additionally before
any long journey (refer to the label af-
fixed to the edge of the driver’s door).Pressures should be checked when the
tyres are cold; ignore higher pressures
which may be reached in hot weather
or following a fast journey.
If tyre pressures cannot be checked
when the tyres are
cold, the normal
pressures must be increased by 0.2 to
0.3 bar (or 3 PSI).
Never deflate a hot tyre.
Depending on the vehicle, there may
be an adapter which needs to be posi-
tioned on the valve before air is added.Fitting new tyres
Emergency spare wheel
Refer to the information on the
“Emergency spare wheel” and in-
structions on “Changing a wheel” in
Changing wheels aroundThis practice is not recommended.
Incorrect tyre pressures
lead to abnormal tyre wear
and unusually hot running.
These are factors which
may seriously affect safety and lead
– poor road holding,
– risk of bursting or tread separa- tion.
The pressure depends on the load
and the speed of use. Adjust the
pressure according to the condi-
tions of use (refer to the label affixed
to the edge of the driver’s door).
Please be aware that a
poorly tightened or miss-
ing valve cap can make the
tyres less airtight and lead
to pressure loss.
Always use valve caps identical to
those fitted originally and tighten
For safety reasons, this op-
eration must be carried out
by a specialist.
Fitting different tyres may
change your vehicle as follows:
– It may mean that your vehicle no longer conforms to current regu-
– It may change the way it handles when cornering;
– It may cause the steering to be heavy;
– It may affect the use of snow chains.
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Use in winter
For safety reasons, fitting snow
chains to the rear axle is strictly for-
Chains cannot be fitted to tyres which
are larger than those originally fitted to
Snow or Winter tyres
We would recommend that these be
fitted to all four wheels to ensure that
your vehicle retains maximum adhe-
Warning : These tyres sometimes have
a specific direction of rotation and a
maximum speed index which may be
lower than the maximum speed of your
In all cases, we would recommend
that you contact an approved dealer
who will be able to advise you on
the choice of equipment which is
most suitable for your vehicle.
Changing a wheel
As the tyre pressure moni-
tor may take several min-
utes following driving to cor-
rectly determine the positions of the
wheels and the pressure values,
check the tyre pressures following
18” wheels cannot be
fitted with chains.
If you wish to fit snow
chains, you must use spe-
cial equipment .
Consult an approved Dealer.
This type of equipment may only be
used for a limited period and as laid
down by local legislation. It is neces-
sary to observe the speed specified by
These tyres must, at a minimum, be
fitted to the two front wheels.