RENAULT TALISMAN 2016 1.G Owners Manual
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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 airbags fitted along the sides
of the vehicle in the ceiling which trigger
along the front and rear door side win-
dows to protect the passengers in case
of a severe side impact.
Depending on the vehicle, a mark-
ing on the windscreen informs you
of the presence of additional means
of restraint (airbags, pretensioners,
etc.) in the passenger compartment.
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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 seat belts are not worn, the oc-
cupants are exposed to the risk of serious injury in the event of an acc\
ident. It may also increase the risk of minor su-
perficial injuries occurring when the air bag is deployed, although such\
minor injuries are always possible with air bags.
If the vehicle should overturn or suffer a rear impact, however severe, the pretensioners and air bags are no\
t always triggered .
Shocks to the underbody of the vehicle, e.g. from pavements, potholes or\
stones, can all trigger these systems.
– No work or modification whatsoever may be carried out on any part of the air bag system (air bags, preten\
ter, wiring harness, etc.), except by qualified personnel from an approved\
– To ensure that the system is in good working order and to avoid accidenta\
l triggering 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).
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 50 km/h (30
mph) is the same as fall-
ing a distance of 10 metres.
Transporting a child without
a restraint is the equivalent of allow-
ing him or her to play on a fourth-
floor balcony without railings.
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 boos-
ter 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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Attachment using the ISOFIX
Approved child seats ISOFIX are stand-
ardised in accordance with current reg-
ulations if any of the four cases below
– ISOFIX universal 3-point forward- facing seat;
– ISOFIX semi-universal 2-point seat;
– i-Size Which has:
– either a belt which attaches to the
third ring of the seat concerned;
– or a stay that rests on the vehi-
cle floor, compatible with the ap-
proved seat i-Size, the role of
which is to prevent the child seat
from moving in the event of a col-
In the latter three cases check that your
child seat can be installed by consulting
the list of compatible vehicles.
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
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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In the case of the ring located on the
back of the seats 3, the belt should
pass between the seatback and the
rear parcel shelf. To do this, remove
the rear parcel shelf (refer to the in-
formation on the “Rear parcel shelf” in
In all cases, attach the strap hook to the
corresponding third ring and place the
seat in the desired position.
Pull the belt so that the back of the child
seat comes into contact with the back
of the vehicle seat.
CHILD SAFETY: choosing a child seat mounting (2/2)
Attachment using the ISOFIX
The four rings 1 are located between
the seatback and the seat base of the
seat and are identified by a marking.
A third ring is used to attach the upper
strap on some ISOFIX seats.
The child seat strap must
be attached to the corre-
Do not use any other
Check that the seatback
of the forward-facing child
seat is in contact with the
seatback of the vehicle
seat. In this case, the child seat may
not always rest on the seat base of
the vehicle seat.
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.
The third ring is located underneath the
covers 2 or, depending on the vehicle,
on the back of the rear seats 3. The
rings are identified by the
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CHILD SAFETY: fitting a child seat, general information (1/2)
The types of child seat indicated may
not be available. Before using a differ-
ent child seat, check with the manufac-
turer that it can be fitted.
In the front seat
The laws concerning children travel-
ling in the front passenger seat differ in
every country. Consult the legislation in
force and follow the indications on the
diagram on the following page.
Before fitting a child seat in this seat (if
– lower the seat belt as far as possible;
– move the seat as far back as pos-sible;
– gently tilt the seatback away from vertical (approximately 25°);
– on equipped vehicles, raise the seat base as far as possible.
In all situations, reinsert the headrest to
its full extent so that it does not interfere
with the child seat (see the information
on “Front headrests” in Section 1);
Some seats are not suitable for fitting
child seats. The diagram on the fol-
lowing page shows you how to attach
a child seat.
Fit the child seat in a rear
seat wherever possible.
Make sure that the child
seat or the child’s feet do
not prevent the front seat from lock-
ing correctly. Refer to the informa-
tion on the “Front seat” in Section 1.
Check that when installing the child
seat in the vehicle it is not at risk of
coming loose from its base.
If you have to remove the headrest,
check that it is correctly stored so
that it does not come loose under
harsh braking or impact.
Always attach the child seat to the
vehicle even if it is not in use so that
it does not come loose under harsh
braking or impact.
RISK OF DEATH OR
SERIOUS INJURY: before
fitting a rear-facing child
seat to this seat, check
that the air bag has been deacti-
vated (refer to the information on
“Child safety: deactivating/activa-
ting the front passenger air bag” in
After installing the child seat, if neces-
sary, the seat may be advanced (so as
to leave enough space in the rear seats
for passengers or other child seats).
For a rear-facing child seat, do not let
it touch the dashboard or move it to the
furthest forward position.
Do not change other settings after in-
stalling the child seat.
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CHILD SAFETY: fitting a child seat, general information (2/2)
In the rear seat
A carrycot can be installed across the
vehicle and will take up at least two
seats. Position the child with his or her
feet nearest the door.
Move the front seat as far forward as
possible to install a rear-facing child
seat, then move back the seat in front
as far as it will go, although without al-
lowing it to come into contact with the
For the safety of a child in the facing
forwards, move the seat as far back as
possible and move the seat in front of
the child forward, remembering to move
the seatback forwards to avoid contact
between the seat and the child’s legs.
Always remove the headrest from the
rear seat used for the child seat (see
“Rear headrests” in Section 3). If nec-
essary, position the vehicle seat as far
back as possible. This must be done
before fitting the child seat.
Check that the child seat is resting
against the back of the vehicle seat.
Ensure that the child seat or
the child’s feet do not pre-
vent the front seat from loc-
king correctly. Refer to the
information on the “Front seat” in
Section 1 or “Rear seat operation”
in Section 3.
When fitting a child seat
(Group 2 or 3 booster seat),
check that the seat belts op-
erate (wind) correctly: refer
to Section 1 “Rear seat belts”. If
necessary, adjust the position of the
A child seat with support
struts must never be in-
stalled on the rear centre
seat. RISK OF DEATH OR