RENAULT SCENIC 2016 J95 / 3.G Owners Manual
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METHODS OF RESTRAINT IN ADDITION TO THE FRONT SEAT BELTS (3/4)
This system is only operational when
the ignition is switched on.
In a severe frontal impact, the air bags
inflate rapidly, cushioning the impact
of the driver’s head and chest against
the steering wheel and of the front pas-
senger against the dashboard. The air
bags then deflate immediately so that
the passengers are not in any way hin-
dered from leaving the vehicle.
Special feature of the front air
After a violent impact, it has two deploy-
ment volumes and integrates a ventila-
– low volume air bag, this is the first stage of operation;
– large volume air bag, the air bag seams rip so that a larger volume of
gas is released into the bag (for the
most severe impacts).
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METHODS OF RESTRAINT IN ADDITION TO THE FRONT SEAT BELTS (4/4)
Warnings concerning the driver’s air bag
– Do not modify the steering wheel or the steering wheel boss.
– Do not cover the steering wheel boss under any circumstances.
– Do not attach any objects (badge, logo, clock, telephone holder, etc.) to the steering wheel boss.
– The steering wheel must not be removed (except by qualified personnel f\
rom our Network).
– Do not sit too close to the steering wheel when driving: Sit with your a\
rms slightly bent (see the information on “Adjusting your driving position” in Section 1). This will allow sufficient space for the air bag to deploy correctly and to be fully effe ctive.
Warnings concerning the passenger air bag
– Do not attach or glue any objects (badge, logo, clock, telephone holder\
, etc.) to the dashboard on or near the air bag.
– Do not place anything between the dashboard and the passenger (pet, umb\
rella, walking stick, parcels, etc.).
– The passenger must not put his or her feet on the dashboard or seat as t\
here is a risk that serious injuries may be sustained .
In general, parts of the body should be kept away from the dashboard (k\
nees, hands, head, etc.)
– The devices in addition to the front passenger seat belt should be react\
ivated as soon as a child seat is removed, to ensure the protection of the passenger in the event of an impact.
A REAR-FACING CHILD SEAT MUST NOT BE FITTED TO THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT UNLESS THE ADDITIONAL RESTRAINT SYSTEMS, I.E. THE PASSENGER AIR BAG, ARE DEACTIVATED.
(refer to the information on “Child safety: deactivating/activating \
the front passenger air bag” in Section 1)
All of the warnings below are given so that the air bag is not obstructe\
d in any way when it is inflated and also to prevent
the risk of serious injuries caused by items which may be dislodged when\
the air bag inflates.
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METHODS OF RESTRAINT IN ADDITION TO THE REAR SEAT BELTS
Above a certain severity of impact, this
mechanism is used to limit the force of
the belt against the body so that it is at
an acceptable level.
– Have the entire restraint
system checked following
– No operation whatsoever
is permitted on any part of the
system (air bags, electronic con-
trol units, wiring) and the system
components must not be reused
on any other vehicle, even if iden-
– Only qualified personnel from our Network may work on the air
bags; otherwise the system may
trigger accidentally and cause
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SIDE PROTECTION DEVICES
Warning concerning the side air bag
– Fitting seat covers: seats equipped with an air bag require covers
specifically designed for your vehicle. Contact an approved Dealer to fi\
out if these covers are available. The use of any covers other than those
designed for your vehicle (including those designed for another vehicle\
affect the operation of the air bags and reduce your protection.
– Do not place any accessories, objects or even pets between the seatback,\
the door and the internal fittings. Do not cover the seatback with any items\
clothes or accessories. This may prevent the air bag from operating correctly
or cause injury when the air bag is deployed.
– No work or modification whatsoever may be carried out on the seat or int\
ernal fittings, except by qualified personnel from an approved dealer.
Side air bags
These air bags are fitted to the front
seats and are activated at the sides of
the seats (door side) to protect the oc-
cupants in the event of a severe side
Curtain air bags
These are air bags fitted along the sides
of the vehicle in the ceiling which trigger
along the front and rear side windows
to protect the passengers in case of a
severe side impact.
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ADDITIONAL METHODS OF RESTRAINT
The air bag is designed to complement the action of the seat belt. Both \
the air bags and seat belts are integral parts of the same protection
system. It is therefore essential to wear seat belts at all times. If se\
are not worn, the occupants are exposed to the risk of serious injury in\
the event of an accident. It may also increase the risk of minor superfi\
occurring when the air bag is deployed, although such minor injuries are\
possible with air bags.
If the vehicle should overturn or suffer a rear impact, however severe, the pre-
tensioners and air bags are not always triggered. Shocks to the underbod\
y of the
vehicle, e.g. from pavements, potholes or stones, can all trigger these \
– No work or modification whatsoever may be carried out on any part of the air
bag system (air bags, pretensioners, computer, wiring harness, etc.), except
by qualified personnel from an approved dealer.
– To ensure that the system is in good working order and to avoid accidenta\
l trig- gering of the system which may cause injury, only qualified Network personnel
may work on the air bag system.
– As a safety precaution, have the air bag system checked if your vehicle \
has been involved in an accident, or is stolen or broken into.
– When selling or lending the vehicle, inform the user of these points and\
hand over this driver’s handbook with the vehicle.
– When scrapping your vehicle, contact your approved dealer for disposal o\
f the gas generator(s).
å This warning light comes on
when the engine is started and then
goes out after approximately three sec-
If it does not come on when the ignition
is switched on or if it stays on, there is a
fault in the system.
Contact your approved Dealer as soon
Your protection will be reduced until this
fault is rectified.
All of the warnings below are given
so that the air bag is not obstructed in any
way when it is inflated and also to prevent the risk of serious injuries caused
by items which may be dislodged when the air bag inflates.
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CHILD SAFETY: General information (1/2)
Children, and adults, must be correctly
seated and strapped in for all journeys.
The children being carried in your vehi-
cle are your responsibility.
A child is not a miniature adult. Children
are at risk of specific injuries as their
muscles and bones have not yet fin-
ished growing. The seat belt alone
would not provide suitable protection.
Use an approved child seat and ensure
you use it correctly.
A collision at 30 mph
(50 km/h) is the same
as falling a distance of
10 metres. Transporting a
child without a restraint is the equi-
valent of allowing him or her to play
on a fourth-floor balcony without
Never travel with a child held in your
arms. In the event of an accident,
you will not be able to keep hold of
the child, even if you yourself are
wearing a seat belt.
If your vehicle has been involved in
a road accident, replace the child
seat and have the seat belts and
ISOFIX anchorage points checked.
To prevent the doors being
opened, use the “Child
safety” device (refer to the
information on “Opening
and closing the doors” in Section 1).
when parking or stopping
Never leave an animal,
child or adult who is not self-suffi-
cient alone on your vehicle, even for
a short time.
They may pose a risk to themselves
or to others by starting the engine,
activating equipment such as the
electric windows or by locking the
Also, in hot and/or sunny weather,
please remember that the tempera-
ture inside the passenger compart-
ment increases very quickly.
RISK OF DEATH OR SERIOUS
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CHILD SAFETY: General information (2/2)
Using a child seat
The level of protection offered by the
child seat depends on its ability to re-
strain your child and on its installation.
Incorrect installation compromises the
protection it offers the child in the event
of harsh braking or an impact.
Before purchasing a child seat, check
that it complies with the regulations for
the country you are in and that it can
be fitted in your vehicle. Consult an ap-
proved dealer to find out which seats
are recommended for your vehicle.
Before fitting a child seat, read the
manual and respect its instructions. If
you experience any difficulties during
installation, contact the manufacturer
of the equipment. Keep the instructions
with the seat.Set a good example by always fas-
tening your seat belt and teaching
– to strap themselves in correctly;
– to always get in and out of the car at the kerb, away from busy traf-
Do not use a second-hand child
seat or one without an instruction
Check that there are no objects in
the vicinity of the child seat which
could impede its operation.
Never leave a child unat-
tended in the vehicle.
Check that your child is
always strapped in and that
the belt or safety harness used is
correctly set and adjusted. Avoid
wearing bulky clothing which could
cause the belts to slacken.
Never let your child put their head or
arms out of the window.
Check that the child is in the correct
position for the entire journey, espe-
cially if asleep.
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CHILD SAFETY: choosing a child seat
Rear-facing child seats
A baby’s head is, proportionally, heavier
than that of an adult and its neck is very
fragile. Transport the child in this po-
sition for as long as possible (until the
age of 2 at the very least). It supports
both the head and the neck.
Choose a bucket type seat for best side
protection and change it as soon as the
child’s head is higher than the shell.Forward-facing child seats
The child’s head and abdomen need to
be protected as a priority. A forward-fac-
ing child seat which is firmly attached to
the vehicle will reduce the risk of impact
to the head. Ensure your child travels in
a forward-facing seat with a harness for
as long as their size permits.
Choose a bucket type seat for optimum
side protection.Booster cushions
From 15 kg or 4 years, the child can
travel using a booster seat, which will
enable the seat belt to be adapted
to suit his/her size and shape. The
booster seat cushion must be fitted with
guides to position the seat belt on the
child’s thighs rather than the stomach.
It is recommended that you use a seat-
back fitted with a belt strap guide which
can be adjusted in terms of height to
position the seat belt in the centre of the
shoulder. It must never rest on the neck
or on the arm.
Choose a bucket type seat for optimum
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CHILD SAFETY: choosing a child seat mounting (1/2)
There are two ways of attaching child
seats: via the seat belt or using the
Attachment via the seat belt
The seat belt must be adjusted to
ensure that it is effective in the event of
harsh braking or an impact.
Ensure that the strap paths indicated
by the child seat manufacturer are re-
Always check that the seat belt is cor-
rectly fastened by pulling it up, then
pulling it out fully whilst pressing on the
Check that the seat is correctly held by
moving it from side to side and back
to front: the seat should remain firmly
Check that the child seat has not been
installed at an angle and that it is not
resting against a window.
No modifications may be
made to the component
parts of the restraint system
(ISOFIX seat belts, seats
and their mountings) originally fitted.
The seat belt must never
be twisted or the tension
relieved. Never pass the
shoulder strap under the
arm or behind the back.
Check that the seat belt has not
been damaged by sharp edges.
If the seat belt does not operate nor-
mally, it will not protect the child.
Consult an approved dealer. Do not
use this seat until the seat belt has
Do not use the child seat
if it may unfasten the seat
belt restraining it: the base
of the seat must not rest on
the buckle and/or catch of the seat
Attachment using the ISOFIX
Authorised ISOFIX child seats are ap-
proved in accordance with regulation
ECE-R44 in one of the three following
– ISOFIX universal 3-point forward- facing seat;
– ISOFIX semi-universal 2-point seat;
For the latter two, check that your child
seat can be installed by consulting the
list of compatible vehicles.
Attach the child seat with the ISOFIX
locks, if these are provided. The ISOFIX
system allows quick, easy, safe fitting.
The ISOFIX system consists of 2 rings
and, in some cases, a third ring.Before using an ISOFIX
child seat that you pur-
chased for another vehicle,
check that its installation is
authorised. Consult the list of ve-
hicles which can be fitted with the
seat from the equipment manufac-
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CHILD SAFETY: choosing a child seat mounting (2/2)
The third ring 3, 4 and 5 (for long chas-
sis versions) or 6 (for short chassis ver-
sions) is used to attach the upper strap
on some ISOFIX seats.
The ISOFIX anchorage points have been exclusively designed for child
seats with the ISOFIX system. Never fit a different type of child seat, seat
belt or other objects to these anchorage points. Check that nothing is o\
structing the anchorage points.
If your vehicle has been involved in a road accident, have the ISOFIX an\
points checked and replace your child seat.
Attachment using the ISOFIX
The two rings 1 are located between
the seatback and the seat base of the
seat and are identified by a marking.
To ensure your child seat can be easily
fitted and locked on the rings 1, use
access guides 2 on the child seat.
The rings are located on the floor and
indicated by markings on the luggage
compartment carpet. To access these
anchoring points, push the rear seat
forward and lift the cover if necessary.
Note: for 7-seater vehicles, the rings
are located on the luggage compart-
ment floor and are visible.
In all cases, attach the strap hook to the
corresponding ring ( 3 and 4 for the rear
side seats and 5 or 6 for the rear centre
seat) and place the seat in the desired
Tighten the strap so that the child seat-
back is in contact with the back of the
vehicle seat. Do not make any further
adjustments to the seat position set-
The child seat strap must
be attached to the corre-
Do not use any other