snow chains RENAULT MEGANE RS 2012 X95 / 3.G Owners Manual
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Dispositifs de correction de conduite (X95 - B95 - D95 - Renault)
Traction control (A.S.R.) offers addi -
tional safety; it is recommended that
you do not drive with the function disa-
bled. Correct this as soon as possible
by pressing 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/AIDS (3/4)
Disabling the A.S.R. function
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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tyre pressure......................................... (up to the end of the DU)
tyre pressures ....................................... (up to the end of the DU)
tyres ...................................................... (up to the end of the DU)
Pression de gonflage des pneumatiques (X95 - B95 - D95 - Renault)
The tyre pressure is indicated on
label A affixed to the edge of the driv -
er’s door. Open the door to read it.
B : dimension of the tyres fitted to the
C : tyre pressures for the front wheels
D : tyre pressures for the rear wheels
E : tyre pressures for the front wheels
: 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
t yre safety and use of snow
Refer to the information on “Tyres”
in Section 5 for the servicing con -
ditions and, depending on the ver -
sion, the use of chains.
For vehicles used fully laden
( m a x i m u m p e r m i s s i b l e a l l - u p
weight) and towing a trailer. The
maximum speed must be limited
to 60 mph (100 km/h) and the tyre
pressure increased by 0.2 bar.
Refer to the information on “Weights”
in Section 6.
When they need to be replaced, only tyres of the same make, size, type
and profile should be used.
t yres fitted to the vehicle should either be identical to those fitted
originally or conform to those recommended by your approved
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emergency spare wheel ....................... (up to the end of the DU)
puncture ................................................ (up to the end of the DU)
Roue de secours (X95 - B95 - D95 - Renault)
Emergency spare wheel
Puncture, emergency sP are 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;
– depending on the vehicle, unscrew
the anchorage points;
– fold back the luggage compartment
carpet using tab 1;
– unscrew the central mounting;
– remove the emergency spare wheel.
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 smaller than the four other\
– Never fit more than one emergency spare wheel to the same vehicle.
– Replace the emergency spare wheel as soon as possible with a wheel with the same dimensions as the original.
– When this is fitted to the vehicle, which must only be a temporary measure, 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 runs. 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 rear axle and check the tyre pressure.
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tyre pressure.......................................................... (current page)
Pneumatiques (X95 - B95 - D95 - Renault)
Jaune NoirNoir texte
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
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 -
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
– It may cause the steering to be
– It may affect the use of snow
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Pneumatiques (X95 - B95 - D95 - Renault)
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 w inter tyres
We would recommend that these be
fitted to all four wheels to ensure that
your vehicle retains maximum adhe -
w arning: These tyres sometimes have
a specific direction of rotation and a
maximum speed index which may be
lower than the maximum speed of your
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.
Chains may only be fitted
to tyres of the same size
as those originally fitted to
Chains may be fitted, provided that
they are specific chains. We would
advise you to consult an approved
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