RENAULT TALISMAN 2016 1.G Owners Manual
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SPECIAL FEATURES OF DIESEL VERSIONS
Diesel engine speed
Diesel engines are fitted with an injec-
tion pump which prevents the engine
speed being exceeded irrespective of
the gear selected.
If the message “Check antipollution
system” is displayed along with warn-
Ä and ©, consult an
authorised dealer immediately.
When driving, depending on the fuel
grade used, it is possible that white
smoke may be emitted.
This is due to the exhaust particle filter
being cleaned automatically, and does
not affect the way the vehicle runs.
Running out of fuel
If the tank has been completely
drained, the system must be reprimed
after the tank is refilled: see information
on the “fuel tank” in section 1 before re-
starting the engine.
Do not park the vehicle or
run the engine in locations
where combustible sub-
stances or materials such
as grass or leaves can come into
contact with the hot exhaust system.
Precautions to be taken in
To avoid any faults in icy weather:
– ensure that the battery is always fully charged,
– always keep the diesel tank rela- tively full to avoid water vapour con-
densing in it and accumulating at the
bottom of the tank.
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Selecting reverse gear
Vehicles with manual gearbox: follow
the grid drawn on knob 1, and depend-
ing on the vehicle, lift ring against the
gear lever knob to select reverse.
Vehicle with automatic gearbox: refer
to the information on the “Automatic
gearbox” in Section 2.
The reversing lights will come on as
soon as reverse gear is selected with
the ignition on.
An impact to the under-
side of the vehicle while
manoeuvring (e.g.: strik-
ing a post, raised kerb or
other street furniture) may result in
damage to the vehicle (e.g.: defor-
mation of the rear axle).
To avoid any risk of accident, have
your vehicle checked by an ap-
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ELECTRONIC PARKING BRAKE (1/3)
To indicate that the electronic parking
brake is released, a beep sounds and
the message “Apply parking brake” ap-
pears on the instrument panel:
– with the engine running: when the driver’s door is opened;
– with the engine switched off (eg. when the engine stalls): when a front
door is opened.
In this case, pull and release switch 1 to
apply the assisted parking brake.
Assisted release of the parking
The brake will be released as soon as
the vehicle starts and accelerates.Assisted operation
The electronic parking brake immobi-
lises the vehicle when stopping the
engine (and not when the engine
is on standby for vehicles fitted
with the Stop and Start function) .
Please refer to “Starting, stopping the
engine” and “Stop and Start function” in
In all other instances, eg. engine stall-
ing, the assisted parking brake is not
applied automatically. Manual mode
must be used.
For certain country-specific model ver-
sions, the assisted brake application
function is not activated. Refer to the
information on “Manual operation”. To confirm that the electronic parking
brake is applied, the message “Parking
brake on” and warning light
on the instrument panel and warning
light 2 on the switch 1 light up.
After the engine is switched off, indi-
cator light 2 goes out several minutes
after the electronic parking brake has
been applied and indicator light
goes out when the vehicle is locked.Before leaving the vehicle,
check that the electronic
parking brake is fully ap-
plied. Warning light 2 on
switch 1 and warning light
on the instrument panel light up to
show that the parking brake is ap-
plied but go out when the doors are
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ELECTRONIC PARKING BRAKE (2/3)Special cases
To park on a slope or while towing a
trailer, for example, pull switch 1 for
a few seconds to gain the maximum
To park the vehicle without applying the
electronic parking brake (if there is a
risk of freezing, for example):
– with the engine running, while si- multaneously depressing the brake
pedal and the switch 1, stop the
engine (not standby for vehicles
fitted with Stop and Start);
– with a gear or position P engaged,
release the brake pedal and the
For vehicles fitted with a Stop and Start
function, with the engine on standby,
the electronic parking brake is automat-
ically activated if the driver unfastens
their seat belt and opens the driver’s
door or gets out of their seat.
To manually activate the electronic
parking brake, (when stopping at a red
light, or stopping when the engine is
running etc.) : pull and release switch 1.
The brake is released as soon as the
vehicle is started up again.
Manual operationYou can apply the electronic parking
Applying the electronic parking
Pull switch 1. Warning light 2 and warn-
} on the instrument panel
Releasing the assisted parking
With the ignition on, depress the brake
pedal then press switch 1: indicator
lights 2 and
} go out.
Special feature related to
the Stop and Start function:
if the driver’s seat is unfas-
tened before the engine
goes into standby due to the Stop
and Start function, make sure that
the parking brake is applied: the
} on the instru-
ment panel confirms this. Risk of
loss of immobilisation.
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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 electronic 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 selector
lever to position P. This is
because when the vehicle
is stationary with the engine running
and a gear engaged, the vehicle
may begin to move if you acceler-
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 the message
“Electric failure DANGER”
or “Check battery”, manu-
ally activate the electronic
parking brake by pulling switch 1 (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;
– 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
The information display can be organ-
ised and customised based on the in-
strument panel customisation style se-
lected from the multimedia screen.
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)
If you regularly follow this indicator, you
will reduce your vehicle’s fuel consump-
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.
Driving style indicator
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.
If you regularly monitor this indicator,
you will reduce your vehicle’s fuel con-
To activate/deactivate the driving style
indicator, please see the multimedia
system instructions. This indicates:
– 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.
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DRIVING ADVICE, ECO-DRIVING (3/5)
ECO mode is a function which opti-
mises fuel consumption. This acts on
all power consuming elements (engine
power, switching gears for vehicles
fitted with an automatic gearbox, heat-
ing and/or air conditioning, etc.).
Limiting acceleration enables low fuel
consumption in urban and surrounding
areas. The air conditioning and heating
limiter enables you to save fuel without
affecting your heating comfort.
Activating the function
The function can be activated:
– by pressing switch 4;
– using the central control 5 (please
refer to the information on “Multi-
Sense” in Section 3);
– Depending on the vehicle, from the navigation menu on the multimedia
screen (please refer to the multime-
The warning light
comes on on
the instrument panel to confirm activa-
tion. Disabling the function
Press switch 4.
The warning light
goes out on
the instrument panel to confirm deac-
While driving, it is possible to leave the
ECO mode temporarily in order to im-
prove engine performance.
To do this, press the accelerator pedal
firmly and fully.
ECO mode is reactivated when you
take pressure off the accelerator pedal.
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– 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.
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
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DRIVING ADVICE, ECO-DRIVING (5/5)
– 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. 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.