RENAULT MEGANE HATCHBACK 2015 X95 / 3.G Owners Manual
Page 111 of 268
DRIVING ADVICE, ECO-DRIVING (3/3)
– An underinflated tyre increases fuel consumption.
– The use of non-recommended tyres can increase fuel consumption.Advice on use
– 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.
Advice for reducing consumption
and therefore helping to preserve
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
Page 112 of 268
MAINTENANCE AND ANTI-POLLUTION 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 of the parts on your vehicle have
been designed to be recycled later.
These parts are easily removable in
order to be collected and reprocessed
in recycling networks.
Furthermore, by virtue of its design,
moderate fuel consumption and initial
settings, your vehicle also conforms
to current anti-pollution regulations.
The manufacturer is actively striving
to reduce pollutant exhaust gas emis-
sions and to save energy. However,
the fuel consumption of your vehicle
and the level of pollutant exhaust gas
emissions are also your responsibility.
Ensure that it is maintained and used
It is important to remember that fail-
ure to respect anti-pollution 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.
– Air filter, fuel filter: a choked ele-
ment will reduce efficiency. It must
– Idle speed: no adjustment is
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-
Page 113 of 268
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-
Page 114 of 268
If the vehicle is equipped with the func-
tion, this system monitors the tyre pres-
Operating principleEach wheel (except for the emergency
spare wheel) has a sensor in the infla-
tion valve which periodically measures
the tyre pressure. The system informs
the driver via the display 1 and on-
board computer 2 that the tyres are suf-
ficiently inflated and warns if they are
underinflated or leaking. The warning
on the instrument panel
comes on to warn the driver if the pres-
sure is too low. 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:
– Make short presses on the control
to select the tyre pressure display
(see “On-board computer: settings”
in Section 1);
– press and hold (around 3 seconds) the button 3 to launch the reset. A
flashing tyre followed by the mes-
sage “Pressure ref Ongoing” indi-
cates that the request to learn the
reference pressure has been taken
– reset can take several minutes of driving.
TYRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (1/4)
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 wheels over (how- ever this practice is not recom-
– after changing a wheel.
This function is an addi-
tional driving aid.
However, the function does
not take the place of the
driver. It cannot, therefore, under
any circumstances replace the vig-
ilance or the responsibility of the
Check the tyre pressures, including
the emergency spare wheel, once a
Page 115 of 268
The warning light 4 on the in-
strument panel along with the display 1,
and messages on the display 2 indicate
any tyre pressure faults (flat tyre, punc-
tured tyre, system fault, etc.).
TYRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (2/4)
The wheel A, together with the warn-
ing light 4
, indicates that the af-
fected wheel is punctured or severely
underinflated. Replace it or contact an
authorised dealer if it is punctured. Top
up the tyre pressure if the wheel is de-
This message appears along with the
® warning light.
“Adjust tyre pressure”
A coloured wheel A, together with the
warning light 4
, indicates a flat
Check and, if necessary, readjust the
pressures of the four wheels when cold.
While driving the warning light 4
goes off after a few minutes.
Warning light ® re-
quires you to stop immedi-
ately, for your own safety,
as soon as traffic conditions allow.
The sudden loss of pressure in a
tyre (burst tyre, etc.) cannot be de-
tected by the system.
Page 116 of 268
TYRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (3/4)
“CHECK TYRE PRESSURE
The warning light
several seconds, then stays on, along
with the message “CHECK TYRE
PRESSURE SENSORS” and a missing
This message appears along with the
© warning light.
This message appears when at least
one wheel fitted on the vehicle does not
have sensors (e.g. emergency spare
wheel). In other cases, contact an au-
This system requires specific equip-
ment (wheels, tyres, sensors, etc.).
Contact an authorised dealer to replace
the tyres and to find out about avail-
able accessories compatible with the
system: the use of any other accessory
could affect the correct operation of the
system or damage a sensor.
Changing a wheel
The system may take sev-
eral minutes depending on
use for the new wheel po-
sitions and pressures to be recog-
nised; check the tyre pressures after
Interchangeability of wheelsIf you wish to swap the wheels around,
please consult an approved dealer to
reinitialise the system.
Each of the sensors incor-
porated in the valves 5 is
dedicated to a single wheel:
under no circumstances
should you swap the wheels, with-
out resetting the system.
There is a risk of incorrect informa-
tion which could have serious con-
Page 117 of 268
Readjustment of tyre
The tyre pressures must be adjusted
when cold (please refer to the label lo-
cated on the edge of the driver’s door).
If tyre pressures cannot be checked
when the tyres are cold, the recom-
mended pressures must be increased
by 0.2 to 0.3 bar (3 PSI).
Never deflate a hot tyre.
Emergency spare wheel
If the vehicle is equipped with an emer-
gency spare wheel, it will not have
a sensor. When it is fitted to the ve-
hicle, the message “CHECK TYRE
PRESSURE SENSORS” is displayed
on the instrument panel.
TYRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (4/4)
To mark the correct position of the
wheel, note the colour of the ring 6
(after cleaning, if necessary) on each
C yellow ring
D black ring
E red ring
F green ring
Each of the sensors incorporated in the valves 5 is dedicated to a single
wheel: under no circumstances should you swap the wheels, without re-
setting the system.
There is a risk of incorrect information which could have serious conse-\
Tyre repair product and
Because the valves are specially de-
signed, only use equipment approved
by the approved network.
Page 118 of 268
DRIVER CORRECTION DEVICES AND AIDS (1/4)
Depending on the vehicle, this is com-
– the ABS (anti-lock braking
– electronic stability control ESC
with understeer control and trac-
– emergency brake assist with, de- pending on the vehicle, braking
– 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.
© and x lit on the instru-
ment panel with the messages
“Check ABS”, “Check braking
system” and “Check ESC” : ABS,
ESC and the emergency brake
assist are deactivated. Braking is
x, D, © and ® lit
up on the instrument panel alongside
the message “Braking system fault”:
this indicates a fault in the braking
In both cases, consult an approved
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 per-
formance relating to the road surface
and road-holding. 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.).
Page 119 of 268
DRIVER CORRECTION DEVICES AND AIDS (2/4)
Electronic stability control
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 operat-
ing fault the message “Check ESC” and
© appear on the in-
In this case, the ESC and traction
control system are deactivated. Consult
an authorised dealer.
Page 120 of 268
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