RENAULT TWINGO 2015 3.G Owners Manual
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SPECIAL FEATURES OF PETROL VERSIONS
The following operating conditions:
– driving for long periods when the low fuel level warning light is lit;
– using leaded petrol;
– using fuel or lubrication additives which are not approved.
Or operating faults such as:
– faulty ignition system, running out of fuel or disconnected spark plugs re-
sulting in the engine misfiring or cut-
ting out when driving;
– loss of power,
as they may cause the catalytic con-
verter to overheat and thus reduce its
efficiency, or damage it irreparably
and cause heat damage to the vehi-
cle. If you notice any of the above operating
faults, have the necessary repairs car-
ried out as soon as possible by an ap-
These faults may be avoided by regu-
larly taking your vehicle to an approved
Dealer at the intervals specified in the
To avoid damaging the catalytic con-
do not keep trying to start the
engine (using the start button, or by
pushing or towing the vehicle) without
having identified and corrected the
If the fault cannot be identified, do not
keep trying to start the engine, but con-
tact an approved Dealer.
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 con-
tact with the hot exhaust system.
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Selecting reverse gear
Vehicle with manual gearbox: Follow
the grid marked on knob 1 and, depend-
ing on the vehicle, lift the ring against
the knob to engage reverse gear.
Vehicles with automatic gear-
box: 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.
Pull the lever 3 up slightly, press
button 2 and then lower the lever to the
The red warning light
D on the in-
strument panel will come on if you are
driving with an incorrectly released
Pull lever 3 upwards. Check that the
vehicle is immobilised. The warning
D on the instrument panel will
When stationary, and de-
pending on the slope and/or
vehicle load, it may be nec-
essary to pull up the hand-
brake at least two extra notches and
engage a gear (1
st or reverse gear)
for vehicles with a manual gearbox
or position P for vehicles with an au-
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 an axle).
To avoid any risk of accident, have
your vehicle checked by an ap-
Make sure that the hand-
brake is properly released
when driving (red indicator
light off), otherwise over-
heating, or even damage, may
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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:
– gear change indicator;
– the journey record and eco-driving advice via the multimedia display;
– ECO mode activated by button ECO.
If fitted on the vehicle, the navigation
system provides additional information.
Journey recordOnce the engine is switched off, you
will see “Journey record” displayed on
the screen 2 , enabling you to view in-
formation relating to your last journey.
– average fuel consumption;
– number of miles/kilometres travelled;
– number of miles/kilometres saved.
DRIVING ADVICE, ECO-DRIVING (1/4)
Gear change indicator 1
To obtain optimum consumption levels,
a warning light on the instrument panel
lets you know the best time to move up
or down a gear:
Š move up a gear;
‰ move down a gear.
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ECO mode is a function which opti-
mises fuel consumption. It acts on all
elements which consume fuel (engine
power, heating and/or air conditioning,
etc).Activating the function
Press the switch 3.
The warning light
comes on on
the instrument panel to confirm activa-
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.
Disabling the function
Press the switch 3.
The warning light
goes out on
the instrument panel to confirm deac-
DRIVING ADVICE, ECO-DRIVING (2/4)
An overall rating from 0 to 100 is dis-
played to let you assess your eco driv-
ing performance. The higher the score,
the better your eco-driving perform-
Eco advice is given to help improve
With your favourite journeys saved, you
can evaluate your performance.
For more information, please see the
multimedia system instructions.
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Driving advice and ECO
– 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.
– Sporty driving uses a lot of fuel: drive with a light right foot.
– Do not overrev the engine in the in- termediate gears.
You should always use the highest gear possible.
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 (3/4)
– 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 the level. Keep
your foot in the same position on the
– Double declutching and accelerating before switching off are unnecessary
in modern vehicles.
– Bad weather, flooded roads:
Do not drive through
floods if the water is
above the lower edge of
the wheel rims.
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DRIVING ADVICE, ECO-DRIVING (4/4)
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.
– In vehicles fitted with air condi-
tioning, it is normal to observe an
increase in fuel consumption (es-
pecially 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.
– 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.
– The use of non-recommended tyres can increase fuel consumption.
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MAINTENANCE AND ANTIPOLLUTION 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 parts of your vehicle have there-
fore been designed to facilitate future
These parts are easy to remove so
that they can be recovered and reproc-
essed by recycling companies.
By virtue of its design, moderate fuel
consumption and initial settings, your
vehicle also conforms to current anti-
pollution regulations. The manufac-
turer is actively striving to reduce pol-
lutant exhaust gas emissions and to
save energy. But the fuel consumption
of your vehicle and the level of pollutant
exhaust gas emissions are also your
responsibility. Ensure that it is main-
tained and used correctly.
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.
– Spark plugs:
for optimum condi-
tions of use, output and performance
the specifications laid down by our
Design Department must be strictly
If the spark plugs have to be changed, use the make, type and gap specified
for your vehicle’s engine. Contact an
authorised dealer for this.
– Air filter, fuel filter: a choked ele-
ment will reduce efficiency. It must
– Ignition and idle speed: no adjust-
ment is needed.
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-
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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.
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-
In usage phase, your vehicle was de-
signed to emit fewer greenhouse gases
(CO2) and therefore consume less fuel.
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).
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).
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TYRE PRESSURE LOSS WARNING (1/3)
When fitted to the vehicle, this system
notifies the driver if one or more tyres
Each wheel has a sensor in the inflation
valve which periodically measures the
tyre pressure while driving.
1 comes on to
alert the driver in the event of insuffi-
cient pressure (deflated wheel, punctu-
red tyre, etc.).
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 changing a wheel.
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.).
This function is an additio-
nal driving aid.
However, the function is
not intended to replace the
driver. It cannot, therefore, under
any circum-stances replace the vig-
ilance or the responsibility of the
Check the tyre pressures once a
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The standard tyre pressure cannot be
less than that recommended and indi-
cated on the door frame.
Check tyre pressure
The warning light
comes on (not
This indicates that at least one tyre is
Check and, if necessary, readjust the
pressures of the four wheels when cold.
The warning light
goes off after a
few minutes’ driving.
comes on steady,
accompanied by a beep and warning
®They indicate that at least one wheel
is punctured or severely underinfla-
ted. Replace it or contact an approved
dealer if it is punctured. Top up the tyre
pressure if the wheel is deflated.
Check tyre sensors
The warning light
several seconds, then stays on, along
with the warning light
They indicate that at least one wheel is
not fitted with sensors. In other cases,
contact an authorised dealer.
TYRE PRESSURE LOSS WARNING (2/3)
Warning light ® re-
quires you to stop immedi-
ately, for your own safety,
as soon as traffic conditions allow.
With the ignition on:
– repeatedly press button 3 or 4 to
select the warning light 5 on the dis-
– press and hold (around 3 seconds) button 3 or 4 to start initialisation.
When the «SET» warning light
flashes for around five seconds, this
indicates that the reset request for
the tyre pressure reference value
has been taken into account.
Reinitialisation is carried out after a few
The sudden loss of pressure in a
tyre (burst tyre, etc.) cannot be de-
tected by the system.